Period
to 16 January 2018

The following table provides summary statistics for contract job vacancies advertised in the South East 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 16 January 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)
England > South East
6 months to
16 Jan 2018
Same period 2017 Same period 2016
Rank 368 338 377
Rank change year-on-year -30 +39 -11
Contract jobs citing VPLS 4 15 14
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in the South East 0.024% 0.098% 0.077%
As % of the Communications & Networking category 0.14% 0.49% 0.41%
Number of daily rates quoted 0 10 8
South East median daily rate - £413 £338
Median daily rate % change year-on-year - +22.22% -3.57%
England median daily rate £700 £363 £338
% change year-on-year +93.10% +7.41% -3.57%
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 0 0
South East median hourly rate - - -
England 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 the South East with a requirement for communications or computer networking skills.

All Communications and Computer Networking Skills
South East
Contract vacancies with a requirement for communications or computer networking skills 2,909 3,041 3,376
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in the South East 17.55% 19.79% 18.58%
Number of daily rates quoted 1,563 1,779 1,816
South East median daily rate £400 £390 £375
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +2.56% +4.00% +7.14%
10th Percentile £163 £230 £230
90th Percentile £550 £550 £519
England median daily rate £410 £402 £400
% change year-on-year +2.12% +0.38% +6.67%
Number of hourly rates quoted 150 200 217
South East median hourly rate £17.49 £23.09 £32.50
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year -24.25% -28.95% +62.50%
10th Percentile £10.72 £11.33 £12.25
90th Percentile £43.98 £49.51 £51.25
England median hourly rate £18.70 £22.50 £22.00
% change year-on-year -16.89% +2.27% +8.64%

VPLS
Job Vacancy Trend in the South East

Job postings citing VPLS as a percentage of all IT jobs advertised in the South East.

Job vacancy trend for VPLS in the South East

VPLS
Contractor Daily Rate Trend in the South East

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

Contractor daily rate trend for VPLS in the South East

VPLS
Contract Job Locations in the South East

The table below looks at the demand and provides a guide to the median contractor rates quoted in IT jobs citing VPLS within the South East region over the 6 months to 16 January 2018. The 'Rank Change' column provides an indication of the change in demand within each location based on the same 6 month period last year.

Location Rank Change
on Same Period
Last Year
Matching
Contract
IT Job Ads
Median
Daily Rate
Past 6 Months
Median Daily Rate
% Change
on Same Period
Last Year
Live
Job
Vacancies
Berkshire -12 2 - -
Thames Valley -31 2 - - 1
Surrey -24 1 - -
West Sussex - 1 - - 1
VPLS
England

For the 6 months to 16 January 2018, 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 South East region with a requirement for VPLS.

1 4 (100.00%) Cisco
1 4 (100.00%) Firewall
2 3 (75.00%) IPsec
2 3 (75.00%) Cisco Certification
2 3 (75.00%) VPN
2 3 (75.00%) VMware
3 2 (50.00%) VMware Infrastructure
3 2 (50.00%) Cisco ASA
3 2 (50.00%) DNS
3 2 (50.00%) SNMP
3 2 (50.00%) Linux
3 2 (50.00%) VoIP
3 2 (50.00%) CCNP
3 2 (50.00%) MPLS
3 2 (50.00%) BGP
3 2 (50.00%) EIGRP
3 2 (50.00%) VRRP
3 2 (50.00%) HSRP
3 2 (50.00%) Data Centre
4 1 (25.00%) 802.1X
4 1 (25.00%) Vulnerability Scanning
4 1 (25.00%) RFC 2833
4 1 (25.00%) Threat Management
4 1 (25.00%) Presales
4 1 (25.00%) Windows Server
4 1 (25.00%) Extreme Networks
4 1 (25.00%) Prototyping
4 1 (25.00%) Data Loss Prevention
4 1 (25.00%) Arista
4 1 (25.00%) vCenter Server

VPLS
Co-occurring IT Skills in the South East 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 4 (100.00%) Firewall
2 3 (75.00%) IPsec
2 3 (75.00%) VPN
3 2 (50.00%) BGP
3 2 (50.00%) Cisco ASA
3 2 (50.00%) DNS
3 2 (50.00%) EIGRP
3 2 (50.00%) HSRP
3 2 (50.00%) MPLS
3 2 (50.00%) SNMP
3 2 (50.00%) VoIP
3 2 (50.00%) VRRP
4 1 (25.00%) Asterisk PBX
4 1 (25.00%) Cisco PIX
4 1 (25.00%) F5 BIG-IP GTM
4 1 (25.00%) F5 BIG-IP LTM
4 1 (25.00%) FWSM
4 1 (25.00%) GLBP
4 1 (25.00%) Spanning Tree
4 1 (25.00%) tcpdump
Development Applications
1 1 (25.00%) JIRA
General
1 1 (25.00%) Finance
Job Titles
1 2 (50.00%) Architect
2 1 (25.00%) IP Architect
2 1 (25.00%) Network Architect
2 1 (25.00%) Network Engineer
2 1 (25.00%) Network Security Architect
2 1 (25.00%) Platform Architect
2 1 (25.00%) Security Architect
2 1 (25.00%) Security Solutions Architect
2 1 (25.00%) Solutions Architect
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 1 (25.00%) 802.1X
1 1 (25.00%) JTAPI
1 1 (25.00%) RFC 2833
1 1 (25.00%) TAPI
1 1 (25.00%) Web Services
Miscellaneous
1 2 (50.00%) Data Centre
Operating Systems
1 2 (50.00%) Linux
2 1 (25.00%) Check Point GAiA
2 1 (25.00%) Debian
2 1 (25.00%) Fedora
2 1 (25.00%) Ubuntu
2 1 (25.00%) Windows
2 1 (25.00%) Windows Server
2 1 (25.00%) Windows Server 2012
Processes & Methodologies
1 1 (25.00%) Coaching
1 1 (25.00%) Data Governance
1 1 (25.00%) Data Loss Prevention
1 1 (25.00%) Enterprise Architecture
1 1 (25.00%) Network Monitoring
1 1 (25.00%) Network Virtualisation
1 1 (25.00%) Patch Management
1 1 (25.00%) Presales
1 1 (25.00%) Process Management
1 1 (25.00%) Prototyping
1 1 (25.00%) Test Strategy
1 1 (25.00%) Threat Management
1 1 (25.00%) Vulnerability Scanning
Qualifications
1 3 (75.00%) Cisco Certification
2 2 (50.00%) CCNP
3 1 (25.00%) CCENT
3 1 (25.00%) CCIE
3 1 (25.00%) CCIE Service Provider
3 1 (25.00%) CCNA
3 1 (25.00%) CCSA
3 1 (25.00%) CCSP
3 1 (25.00%) JNCIA
3 1 (25.00%) VMware Certified Professional (VCP)
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 1 (25.00%) ISO/IEC 27001
1 1 (25.00%) PA-DSS
1 1 (25.00%) PCI DSS
System Software
1 2 (50.00%) VMware Infrastructure
2 1 (25.00%) VirtualBox
2 1 (25.00%) VMware ESXi
Systems Management
1 1 (25.00%) Cacti
1 1 (25.00%) FortiGate
1 1 (25.00%) vCenter Server
Vendors
1 4 (100.00%) Cisco
2 3 (75.00%) VMware
3 1 (25.00%) Arista
3 1 (25.00%) Aruba
3 1 (25.00%) CheckPoint
3 1 (25.00%) Citrix
3 1 (25.00%) Extreme Networks
3 1 (25.00%) F5
3 1 (25.00%) HP
3 1 (25.00%) Juniper
3 1 (25.00%) Qualys
3 1 (25.00%) Red Hat
3 1 (25.00%) SolarWinds