Period
to 27 July 2017

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 27 July 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)
England > South East
6 months to
27 Jul 2017
Same period 2016 Same period 2015
Rank 360 383 393
Rank change year-on-year +23 +10 -33
Contract jobs citing VPLS 8 8 4
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in the South East 0.050% 0.043% 0.020%
As % of the Communications & Networking category 0.29% 0.21% 0.10%
Number of daily rates quoted 4 6 2
South East median daily rate £280 £344 £339
Median daily rate % change year-on-year -18.55% +1.48% +126.21%
10th Percentile £214 £322 £321
90th Percentile £451 £444 £358
England median daily rate £450 £463 £363
% change year-on-year -2.70% +27.59% -12.12%
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 skills category. The next 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 and computer networking skills.

Contract Communications & Computer Network Skills
South East
Contract job vacancies with a requirement for communications and computer networking skills 2781 3744 3834
As % of all contract IT job vacancies advertised in the South East 17.29% 20.14% 19.56%
Number of daily rates quoted 1520 2126 1932
South East median daily rate £400 £385 £375
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +3.90% +2.67% +7.14%
10th Percentile £217 £220 £218
90th Percentile £538 £526 £500
England median daily rate £415 £400 £375
% change year-on-year +3.75% +6.67% -
Number of hourly rates quoted 181 215 220
South East median hourly rate £17.50 £26.00 £26.00
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year -32.69% - +48.57%
10th Percentile £12.00 £11.25 £11.80
90th Percentile £48.75 £49.80 £46.13
England median hourly rate £18.50 £25.00 £20.50
% change year-on-year -26.00% +21.95% +8.09%

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
Contractor Daily Rate Histogram in the South East

The daily rate distribution of IT jobs citing VPLS in the South East over the 6 months to 27 July 2017.

Contractor daily rate histogram 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 27 July 2017. 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
Hampshire +20 4 £359 +7.32%
West Sussex - 2 £335 -
Berkshire +29 1 - -
Thames Valley -7 1 - -
Surrey - 1 £225 -
VPLS
England

For the 6 months to 27 July 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 South East region with a requirement for VPLS.

1 8 (100.00%) MPLS
1 8 (100.00%) OSPF
2 7 (87.50%) Cisco
2 7 (87.50%) VLAN
2 7 (87.50%) Firewall
3 6 (75.00%) BGP
3 6 (75.00%) Cisco ASA
3 6 (75.00%) WAN
4 5 (62.50%) VPN
4 5 (62.50%) Juniper
5 4 (50.00%) IPv6
5 4 (50.00%) LAN
5 4 (50.00%) Windows
6 3 (37.50%) AIX
6 3 (37.50%) CCNP
6 3 (37.50%) Cisco Certification
6 3 (37.50%) Wireless
6 3 (37.50%) tcpdump
6 3 (37.50%) SC Cleared
6 3 (37.50%) Security Cleared
6 3 (37.50%) Wireshark
7 2 (25.00%) Network Design
7 2 (25.00%) Junos
7 2 (25.00%) FortiGate
7 2 (25.00%) HSRP
7 2 (25.00%) Spanning Tree
7 2 (25.00%) TCP/IP
7 2 (25.00%) CCNA
7 2 (25.00%) IPv4
7 2 (25.00%) Palo Alto

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 8 (100.00%) MPLS
1 8 (100.00%) OSPF
2 7 (87.50%) Firewall
2 7 (87.50%) VLAN
3 6 (75.00%) BGP
3 6 (75.00%) Cisco ASA
3 6 (75.00%) WAN
4 5 (62.50%) VPN
5 4 (50.00%) IPv6
5 4 (50.00%) LAN
6 3 (37.50%) tcpdump
6 3 (37.50%) Wireless
6 3 (37.50%) Wireshark
7 2 (25.00%) HSRP
7 2 (25.00%) IPv4
7 2 (25.00%) Junos
7 2 (25.00%) Spanning Tree
7 2 (25.00%) TCP/IP
8 1 (12.50%) DNS
8 1 (12.50%) NX-OS
General
1 1 (12.50%) Telecoms
Job Titles
1 5 (62.50%) Network Engineer
2 1 (12.50%) Architect
2 1 (12.50%) Design Engineer
2 1 (12.50%) IP Engineer
2 1 (12.50%) IP Network Engineer
2 1 (12.50%) Network Architect
2 1 (12.50%) Network Design Engineer
2 1 (12.50%) NOC Engineer
2 1 (12.50%) Senior Network Engineer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 1 (12.50%) RFC 2547
Miscellaneous
1 2 (25.00%) Data Centre
2 1 (12.50%) Analytical Skills
2 1 (12.50%) Driving Licence
Operating Systems
1 4 (50.00%) Windows
2 3 (37.50%) AIX
3 1 (12.50%) Linux
3 1 (12.50%) Unix
3 1 (12.50%) VyOS
3 1 (12.50%) Windows Server
Processes & Methodologies
1 2 (25.00%) Network Design
2 1 (12.50%) Cryptography
2 1 (12.50%) High Availability
2 1 (12.50%) Load Balancing
2 1 (12.50%) Migration
2 1 (12.50%) Network Monitoring
2 1 (12.50%) Performance Tuning
2 1 (12.50%) Time Management
Qualifications
1 3 (37.50%) CCNP
1 3 (37.50%) Cisco Certification
1 3 (37.50%) SC Cleared
1 3 (37.50%) Security Cleared
2 2 (25.00%) CCNA
3 1 (12.50%) CCIE
3 1 (12.50%) CCSA
System Software
1 1 (12.50%) Hyper-V
Systems Management
1 2 (25.00%) FortiGate
2 1 (12.50%) Nagios
Vendors
1 7 (87.50%) Cisco
2 5 (62.50%) Juniper
3 2 (25.00%) Palo Alto
4 1 (12.50%) Aruba
4 1 (12.50%) Brocade
4 1 (12.50%) BT
4 1 (12.50%) CheckPoint
4 1 (12.50%) McAfee
4 1 (12.50%) ProCurve
4 1 (12.50%) SolarWinds
4 1 (12.50%) SonicWALL
4 1 (12.50%) Ubiquiti
4 1 (12.50%) VMware