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 3 months to 23 April 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
3 months to
23 Apr 2017
Same period 2016 Same period 2015
Rank 245 272 265
Rank change year-on-year +27 -7  
Contract jobs citing VPLS 9 2 1
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in the South East 0.11% 0.021% 0.010%
As % of the Communications & Networking category 0.62% 0.095% 0.049%
Number of daily rates quoted 5 1 0
Median daily rate £225 £440 -
Median daily rate % change year-on-year -48.86% -  
UK excluding London median daily rate £280 £440 £500
% change year-on-year -36.36% -12.00%  
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 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 1443 2098 2034
As % of all contract IT job vacancies advertised in the South East 17.52% 21.55% 20.18%
Number of daily rates quoted 806 1182 997
Median daily rate £400 £364 £350
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +9.89% +4.00%  
90% offered a daily rate of more than £218 £230 £175
10% offered a daily rate of more than £525 £500 £488
UK excluding London median daily rate £380 £363 £340
% change year-on-year +4.82% +6.61%  
Number of hourly rates quoted 106 107 101
Median hourly rate £25.00 £38.50 £36.00
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year -35.06% +6.94%  
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £13.00 £15.75 £15.70
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £45.00 £47.83 £42.50
UK excluding London median hourly rate £23.95 £35.00 £30.00
% change year-on-year -31.57% +16.66%  

VPLS
Job Vacancy Trend in the South East

The job posting trend of jobs advertised in the South East 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 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 3 months to 23 April 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 3 months to 23 April 2017. The 'Rank Change' column provides an indication of the change in demand within each location based on the same 3 month period last year.

Location Rank Change
on Same Period
Last Year
Matching
Contract
IT Job Ads
Median
Daily Rate
Last 3 Months
Median Daily Rate
% Change
on Same Period
Last Year
Live
Job
Vacancies
Hampshire - 5 £218 -
West Sussex - 2 £335 -
Berkshire +22 1 - -
Surrey - 1 £225 -
VPLS
England

For the 6 months to 23 April 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 18 (100.00%) MPLS
2 17 (94.44%) Cisco
3 16 (88.89%) OSPF
4 15 (83.33%) BGP
5 14 (77.78%) Juniper
6 13 (72.22%) VLAN
7 11 (61.11%) Firewall
8 10 (55.56%) Cisco Certification
8 10 (55.56%) CCNP
9 9 (50.00%) CCNA
9 9 (50.00%) WAN
10 8 (44.44%) IPv6
10 8 (44.44%) Telecoms
11 7 (38.89%) VPN
12 6 (33.33%) TCP/IP
12 6 (33.33%) Windows
12 6 (33.33%) RSVP
12 6 (33.33%) Cisco ASA
13 5 (27.78%) Multicast
13 5 (27.78%) LAN
13 5 (27.78%) IPv4
13 5 (27.78%) Internet
14 4 (22.22%) SLA
14 4 (22.22%) DNS
14 4 (22.22%) CCIP
14 4 (22.22%) SNMP
14 4 (22.22%) Ethernet
14 4 (22.22%) VRRP
14 4 (22.22%) Migration
14 4 (22.22%) JNCIA

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 18 (100.00%) MPLS
2 16 (88.89%) OSPF
3 15 (83.33%) BGP
4 13 (72.22%) VLAN
5 11 (61.11%) Firewall
6 9 (50.00%) WAN
7 8 (44.44%) IPv6
8 7 (38.89%) VPN
9 6 (33.33%) Cisco ASA
9 6 (33.33%) RSVP
9 6 (33.33%) TCP/IP
10 5 (27.78%) Internet
10 5 (27.78%) IPv4
10 5 (27.78%) LAN
10 5 (27.78%) Multicast
11 4 (22.22%) DNS
11 4 (22.22%) Ethernet
11 4 (22.22%) SNMP
11 4 (22.22%) VRRP
12 3 (16.67%) ICMP
General
1 8 (44.44%) Telecoms
Job Titles
1 7 (38.89%) Network Engineer
2 3 (16.67%) 1st Line Support
2 3 (16.67%) NOC Engineer
3 2 (11.11%) 2nd Line Engineer
3 2 (11.11%) Architect
3 2 (11.11%) Data Engineer
3 2 (11.11%) IP Engineer
3 2 (11.11%) IP Network Engineer
4 1 (5.56%) Cisco Engineer
4 1 (5.56%) Design Engineer
4 1 (5.56%) Juniper Engineer
4 1 (5.56%) Network Architect
4 1 (5.56%) Network Design Engineer
4 1 (5.56%) Senior Network Engineer
4 1 (5.56%) Solutions Architect
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 3 (16.67%) Middleware
2 2 (11.11%) RFC 2547
Miscellaneous
1 3 (16.67%) IPTV
1 3 (16.67%) Over-the-Top Content
1 3 (16.67%) STB
1 3 (16.67%) Video on Demand
2 2 (11.11%) Analytical Skills
2 2 (11.11%) Data Centre
3 1 (5.56%) Driving Licence
3 1 (5.56%) Video Conferencing
Operating Systems
1 6 (33.33%) Windows
2 3 (16.67%) AIX
2 3 (16.67%) Linux
2 3 (16.67%) Unix
3 2 (11.11%) Android
4 1 (5.56%) VyOS
4 1 (5.56%) Windows Server
Processes & Methodologies
1 4 (22.22%) Migration
2 3 (16.67%) Network Architecture
2 3 (16.67%) Network Design
3 2 (11.11%) Infrastructure Monitoring
4 1 (5.56%) Cryptography
4 1 (5.56%) High Availability
4 1 (5.56%) Load Balancing
4 1 (5.56%) Network Monitoring
4 1 (5.56%) Performance Tuning
4 1 (5.56%) Presales
4 1 (5.56%) Proactive Monitoring
4 1 (5.56%) Project Management
4 1 (5.56%) Service Delivery
4 1 (5.56%) Technical Analysis
4 1 (5.56%) Technical Architecture
4 1 (5.56%) Time Management
Qualifications
1 10 (55.56%) CCNP
1 10 (55.56%) Cisco Certification
2 9 (50.00%) CCNA
3 4 (22.22%) CCIP
3 4 (22.22%) JNCIA
4 3 (16.67%) SC Cleared
4 3 (16.67%) Security Cleared
5 2 (11.11%) CCIE
5 2 (11.11%) JNCIS
6 1 (5.56%) CCDP
6 1 (5.56%) CCSA
6 1 (5.56%) JNCIP
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 4 (22.22%) SLA
System Software
1 2 (11.11%) VMware Infrastructure
2 1 (5.56%) Hyper-V
Systems Management
1 3 (16.67%) Nagios
2 2 (11.11%) FortiGate
3 1 (5.56%) Cisco CUCM
Vendors
1 17 (94.44%) Cisco
2 14 (77.78%) Juniper
3 3 (16.67%) Huawei
3 3 (16.67%) VMware
4 2 (11.11%) BT
4 2 (11.11%) Palo Alto
5 1 (5.56%) Aruba
5 1 (5.56%) Brocade
5 1 (5.56%) CheckPoint
5 1 (5.56%) Ericsson
5 1 (5.56%) Intel Security
5 1 (5.56%) ProCurve
5 1 (5.56%) SolarWinds
5 1 (5.56%) SonicWALL
5 1 (5.56%) Tandberg
5 1 (5.56%) Ubiquiti