Period
to 19 November 2017

The following table provides summary statistics for contract job vacancies advertised in Leeds with a requirement for VPLS skills. Included is a benchmarking guide to the contractor rates offered in vacancies that have cited VPLS over the 6 months to 19 November 2017 with a comparison to the same period in the previous 2 years.

Note that daily and hourly rates are treated separately in these statistics. When calculating contractor rate percentiles, daily rates are never derived from quoted hourly rates or vice versa.

Virtual private LAN service (VPLS)
6 months to
19 Nov 2017
Same period 2016 Same period 2015
Rank 133 140 -
Rank change year-on-year +7 - +119
Contract jobs citing VPLS 1 3 0
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in Leeds 0.045% 0.11% -
As % of the Communications & Networking category 0.39% 0.80% -
Number of daily rates quoted 0 2 0
Leeds median daily rate - £375 -
West Yorkshire median daily rate - £375 -
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 0 0
Leeds median hourly rate - - -
West Yorkshire median hourly rate - - -

VPLS is in the Communications and Computer Networking category. The following table is for comparison with the above and provides summary statistics for all contract job vacancies advertised in Leeds with a requirement for communications or computer networking skills.

All Communications and Computer Networking Skills
Leeds
Contract vacancies with a requirement for communications or computer networking skills 254 377 439
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in Leeds 11.44% 14.41% 13.43%
Number of daily rates quoted 155 226 293
Leeds median daily rate £425 £406 £388
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +4.62% +4.84% +15.24%
10th Percentile £213 £213 £263
90th Percentile £556 £550 £540
West Yorkshire median daily rate £400 £400 £375
% change year-on-year - +6.67% +13.81%
Number of hourly rates quoted 7 14 10
Leeds median hourly rate £20.50 £13.50 £21.25
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year +51.85% -36.47% -5.56%
10th Percentile £11.03 £10.20 £11.10
90th Percentile £31.70 £21.93 £53.55
West Yorkshire median hourly rate £14.20 £13.50 £15.36
% change year-on-year +5.19% -12.08% -2.51%

VPLS
Job Vacancy Trend in Leeds

Job postings citing VPLS as a percentage of all IT jobs advertised in Leeds.

Job vacancy trend for VPLS in Leeds

VPLS
Contractor Daily Rate Trend in Leeds

This chart provides the 3-month moving average for daily rates quoted in contract jobs citing VPLS in Leeds.

Contractor daily rate trend for VPLS in Leeds

For the 6 months to 19 November 2017, IT contractor jobs citing VPLS also mentioned the following skills in order of popularity. The figures indicate the number co-occurrences and its proportion to all contract ads across the Leeds region with a requirement for VPLS.

1 1 (100.00%) SQL
1 1 (100.00%) SQL Server
1 1 (100.00%) ITIL
1 1 (100.00%) PRINCE2
1 1 (100.00%) Windows
1 1 (100.00%) Linux
1 1 (100.00%) MCSE
1 1 (100.00%) MCSA
1 1 (100.00%) LAN
1 1 (100.00%) WAN
1 1 (100.00%) VPN
1 1 (100.00%) DNS
1 1 (100.00%) SSL
1 1 (100.00%) Cisco
1 1 (100.00%) CCNA
1 1 (100.00%) Active Directory
1 1 (100.00%) Cisco Certification
1 1 (100.00%) Microsoft Certification
1 1 (100.00%) SAN
1 1 (100.00%) MPLS
1 1 (100.00%) Project Management
1 1 (100.00%) Firewall
1 1 (100.00%) IPsec
1 1 (100.00%) VMware
1 1 (100.00%) Clustering
1 1 (100.00%) VLAN
1 1 (100.00%) WSUS
1 1 (100.00%) Load Balancing
1 1 (100.00%) SCCM
1 1 (100.00%) iSCSI

VPLS
Co-occurring IT Skills in Leeds by Category

The follow tables expand on the table above by listing co-occurrences grouped by category. The same job type, locality and period is covered with up to 20 co-occurrences shown in each of the following categories:

Cloud Services
1 1 (100.00%) Microsoft Azure
1 1 (100.00%) Office 365
Communications & Networking
1 1 (100.00%) DMVPN
1 1 (100.00%) DNS
1 1 (100.00%) Fibre Channel
1 1 (100.00%) Firewall
1 1 (100.00%) HSRP
1 1 (100.00%) IPsec
1 1 (100.00%) iSCSI
1 1 (100.00%) LAN
1 1 (100.00%) MPLS
1 1 (100.00%) SAN
1 1 (100.00%) SSL
1 1 (100.00%) VLAN
1 1 (100.00%) VPN
1 1 (100.00%) WAN
Database & Business Intelligence
1 1 (100.00%) SQL Server
1 1 (100.00%) SQL Server 2008
1 1 (100.00%) SQL Server 2012
Job Titles
1 1 (100.00%) Architect
1 1 (100.00%) Infrastructure Architect
Miscellaneous
1 1 (100.00%) Clustering
Operating Systems
1 1 (100.00%) Linux
1 1 (100.00%) Mac OS
1 1 (100.00%) Windows
1 1 (100.00%) Windows Server
Processes & Methodologies
1 1 (100.00%) ITIL
1 1 (100.00%) Load Balancing
1 1 (100.00%) PRINCE2
1 1 (100.00%) Project Management
Programming Languages
1 1 (100.00%) SQL
Qualifications
1 1 (100.00%) CCNA
1 1 (100.00%) Cisco Certification
1 1 (100.00%) MCSA
1 1 (100.00%) MCSE
1 1 (100.00%) Microsoft Certification
System Software
1 1 (100.00%) Active Directory
Systems Management
1 1 (100.00%) SCCM
1 1 (100.00%) WSUS
Vendors
1 1 (100.00%) Cisco
1 1 (100.00%) VMware