Period
to 18 December 2018

The following table provides summary statistics for contract job vacancies advertised in Slough 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 18 December 2018 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)
Berkshire > Slough
6 months to
18 Dec 2018
Same period 2017 Same period 2016
Rank 38 33 36
Rank change year-on-year -5 +3 -
Contract jobs citing VPLS 3 1 3
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in Slough 0.86% 0.35% 1.01%
As % of the Communications & Networking category 3.00% 1.54% 3.90%
Number of daily rates quoted 2 0 0
Slough median daily rate £445 - -
Berkshire median daily rate £288 - £344
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 0 0
Slough median hourly rate - - -
Berkshire median hourly rate £19.00 - -

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 Slough with a requirement for communications or computer networking skills.

All Communications and Computer Networking Skills
Slough
Contract vacancies with a requirement for communications or computer networking skills 100 65 77
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in Slough 28.82% 22.89% 25.84%
Number of daily rates quoted 57 30 50
Slough median daily rate £395 £318 £338
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +24.41% -5.93% -0.74%
10th Percentile £220 £192 £180
90th Percentile £550 £478 £439
Berkshire median daily rate £408 £400 £400
% change year-on-year +1.88% - +6.67%
Number of hourly rates quoted 2 0 0
Slough median hourly rate £16.25 - -
Berkshire median hourly rate £19.50 £13.50 £20.81
% change year-on-year +44.44% -35.14% -24.32%

VPLS
Job Vacancy Trend in Slough

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

Job vacancy trend for VPLS in Slough

VPLS
Contractor Daily Rate Trend in Slough

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

Contractor daily rate trend for VPLS in Slough

For the 6 months to 18 December 2018, IT contractor jobs citing VPLS also mentioned the following skills in order of popularity. The figures indicate the absolute number co-occurrences and as a proportion of all contract job ads across the Slough region with a requirement for VPLS.

1 3 (100.00%) Juniper
2 2 (66.67%) MPLS
2 2 (66.67%) VPN
2 2 (66.67%) Migration
2 2 (66.67%) Test Automation
3 1 (33.33%) Network Management
3 1 (33.33%) Test Planning
3 1 (33.33%) Wireless
3 1 (33.33%) Telecoms
3 1 (33.33%) CCIE
3 1 (33.33%) CCNP
3 1 (33.33%) Cisco Certification
3 1 (33.33%) Perl
3 1 (33.33%) Python

VPLS
Co-occurring IT Skills in Slough 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 2 (66.67%) MPLS
1 2 (66.67%) VPN
2 1 (33.33%) Wireless
General
1 1 (33.33%) Telecoms
Job Titles
1 2 (66.67%) Network Engineer
1 2 (66.67%) Senior Network Engineer
2 1 (33.33%) Automation Tester
2 1 (33.33%) Senior Automation Tester
2 1 (33.33%) Senior Tester
2 1 (33.33%) Tester
Processes & Methodologies
1 2 (66.67%) Migration
1 2 (66.67%) Test Automation
2 1 (33.33%) Network Management
2 1 (33.33%) Test Planning
Programming Languages
1 1 (33.33%) Perl
1 1 (33.33%) Python
Qualifications
1 1 (33.33%) CCIE
1 1 (33.33%) CCNP
1 1 (33.33%) Cisco Certification
Vendors
1 3 (100.00%) Juniper