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 3 months to 23 March 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.

3 months to
23 Mar 2017
Same period 2016 Same period 2015
Virtual private LAN service (VPLS)
Rank 87 - -
Rank change year-on-year - 0  
Contract jobs citing VPLS 1 0 0
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in Leeds 0.098% - -
As % of the Communications & Networking category 0.83% - -
Number of daily rates quoted 0 0 0
Median daily rate - - -
UK excluding London median daily rate £285 - £488
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 0 0
Median hourly rate - - -
UK excluding London median hourly rate - - -

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

Contract Communications & Computer Network Skills
Leeds
Contract job vacancies with a requirement for communications and computer networking skills 121 154 166
As % of all contract IT job vacancies advertised in Leeds 11.91% 11.05% 14.26%
Number of daily rates quoted 70 97 113
Median daily rate £425 £380 £325
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +11.84% +16.92%  
90% offered a daily rate of more than £263 £265 £123
10% offered a daily rate of more than £575 £550 £425
UK excluding London median daily rate £375 £363 £347
% change year-on-year +3.44% +4.32%  
Number of hourly rates quoted 1 12 4
Median hourly rate £19.00 £14.30 £35.00
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year +32.86% -59.14%  
UK excluding London median hourly rate £22.85 £37.00 £27.50
% change year-on-year -38.24% +34.54%  

VPLS
Job Vacancy Trend in Leeds

The job posting trend of jobs advertised in Leeds citing VPLS as a proportion of all contract or permanent IT jobs with a match in the Communications & Networking category.

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

VPLS
Top 6 Related IT Skills in Leeds

For the 6 months to 23 March 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%) PRINCE2
1 1 (100.00%) Cisco
1 1 (100.00%) Firewall
1 1 (100.00%) BT
1 1 (100.00%) Supplier Management
1 1 (100.00%) Load Balancing

VPLS
Top Related 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:

Communications & Networking
1 1 (100.00%) Firewall
Job Titles
1 1 (100.00%) Infrastructure Manager
1 1 (100.00%) Infrastructure Project Manager
1 1 (100.00%) Network Infrastructure Manager
1 1 (100.00%) Network Infrastructure Project Manager
1 1 (100.00%) Network Manager
1 1 (100.00%) Network Project Manager
1 1 (100.00%) Project Manager
Processes & Methodologies
1 1 (100.00%) Load Balancing
1 1 (100.00%) PRINCE2
1 1 (100.00%) Supplier Management
Vendors
1 1 (100.00%) BT
1 1 (100.00%) Cisco