The table below looks at the statistics for PPP skills in IT contracts advertised for the Berkshire region. Included is a guide to the contractor rates offered in IT contracts that have cited PPP over the 3 months to 22 January 2017 with a comparison to the same period over the previous 2 years.

Note that daily contractor rates and hourly contractor rates are treated separately. When calculating average contractor rates, daily rates are not derived from quoted hourly rates or vice versa.

3 months to
22 Jan 2017
Same period 2016 Same period 2015
Point-to-Point Protocol (PPP)
South East / Berkshire
Rank 101 117 121
Rank change year-on-year
+16 +4
Contract jobs citing PPP 5 1 1
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Berkshire 0.26% 0.041% 0.039%
As % of the Communications & Networking category 1.15% 0.18% 0.15%
Number of daily rates quoted 3 0 1
Median daily rate £300 - £350
UK excluding London median daily rate £316 £363 £265
% change year-on-year
-12.75% +36.79%
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 0 0
Median hourly rate - - -
UK excluding London median hourly rate - - £28.50

The following table is for comparison with the above and provides statistics for the entire Communications & Networking category in contract jobs advertised in the Berkshire region.

Communications & Networking Category
Berkshire
Contract IT job ads with a match in the
Communications & Networking category
435 546 681
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Berkshire 22.86% 22.17% 26.26%
Number of daily rates quoted 200 268 315
Median daily rate £350 £358 £350
Median daily rate % change year-on-year
-2.09% +2.14%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £230 £275 £188
10% offered a daily rate of more than £513 £455 £475
UK excluding London median daily rate £370 £365 £350
% change year-on-year
+1.36% +4.28%
Number of hourly rates quoted 26 31 12
Median hourly rate £55.00 £45.00 £21.50
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year
+22.22% +109.30%
UK excluding London median hourly rate £25.00 £29.00 £24.00
% change year-on-year
-13.79% +20.83%

PPP
Jobs Demand Trend in Berkshire

The demand trend of contract jobs across the Berkshire region citing PPP as a proportion of all IT contracts with a match in the Communications & Networking category.

PPP Jobs Demand Trend in Berkshire

PPP
Daily Rate Trend in Berkshire

This chart provides the 3-month moving average for daily rates quoted in IT contract jobs citing PPP across the Berkshire region.

PPP Daily Rate Trend in Berkshire

PPP
Contract Job Locations in Berkshire

The table below looks at the demand and provides a guide to the median contractor rates quoted in IT jobs citing PPP within the Berkshire region over the 3 months to 22 January 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
Reading +17 5 £300 -
PPP
South East

PPP
Top 30 Related IT Skills in Berkshire

For the 6 months to 22 January 2017, IT contractor jobs citing PPP 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 Berkshire region with a requirement for PPP.

1 6 (100.00%) Ethernet
1 6 (100.00%) CCNA
1 6 (100.00%) Cisco Certification
1 6 (100.00%) Firewall
1 6 (100.00%) xDSL
2 4 (66.67%) Network Management
2 4 (66.67%) CCNP
2 4 (66.67%) Juniper
2 4 (66.67%) IPsec
2 4 (66.67%) DSL
2 4 (66.67%) L2TP
2 4 (66.67%) X.21
2 4 (66.67%) MPLS
2 4 (66.67%) OSPF
2 4 (66.67%) BGP
2 4 (66.67%) SNMP
2 4 (66.67%) Cisco
2 4 (66.67%) WAN
3 3 (50.00%) VoIP
3 3 (50.00%) ITIL
3 3 (50.00%) Change Management
3 3 (50.00%) Telecoms
3 3 (50.00%) Security Cleared
4 2 (33.33%) SC Cleared
4 2 (33.33%) Veritas
4 2 (33.33%) Cisco IOS
4 2 (33.33%) SCSA
4 2 (33.33%) MS PowerPoint
4 2 (33.33%) Huawei
4 2 (33.33%) Degree

PPP
Top Related IT Skills in Berkshire 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:

Applications
1 2 (33.33%) MS Excel
1 2 (33.33%) MS Office
1 2 (33.33%) MS PowerPoint
Communications & Networking
1 6 (100.00%) Ethernet
1 6 (100.00%) Firewall
1 6 (100.00%) xDSL
2 4 (66.67%) BGP
2 4 (66.67%) DSL
2 4 (66.67%) IPsec
2 4 (66.67%) L2TP
2 4 (66.67%) MPLS
2 4 (66.67%) OSPF
2 4 (66.67%) SNMP
2 4 (66.67%) WAN
2 4 (66.67%) X.21
3 3 (50.00%) VoIP
4 2 (33.33%) ATM
4 2 (33.33%) Broadband
4 2 (33.33%) Cisco IOS
4 2 (33.33%) DSLAM
4 2 (33.33%) IOS XR
4 2 (33.33%) VPN
5 1 (16.67%) Junos
Development Applications
1 2 (33.33%) Oracle Forms
General
1 3 (50.00%) Telecoms
2 2 (33.33%) Legal
Job Titles
1 4 (66.67%) Network Engineer
2 2 (33.33%) NOC Engineer
3 1 (16.67%) Network Operations Engineer
3 1 (16.67%) Operations Engineer
3 1 (16.67%) Technical Engineer
3 1 (16.67%) Technical Operations Engineer
Miscellaneous
1 2 (33.33%) Analytical Skills
1 2 (33.33%) Data Centre
2 1 (16.67%) Distributed Denial-of-Service
Operating Systems
1 2 (33.33%) Linux
1 2 (33.33%) Solaris
1 2 (33.33%) Unix
Processes & Methodologies
1 4 (66.67%) Network Management
2 3 (50.00%) Change Management
2 3 (50.00%) ITIL
3 2 (33.33%) Line Management
4 1 (16.67%) DDoS Mitigation
4 1 (16.67%) Load Balancing
4 1 (16.67%) Stress Testing
4 1 (16.67%) Time Management
Programming Languages
1 2 (33.33%) SQL
Qualifications
1 6 (100.00%) CCNA
1 6 (100.00%) Cisco Certification
2 4 (66.67%) CCNP
3 3 (50.00%) Security Cleared
4 2 (33.33%) Degree
4 2 (33.33%) SC Cleared
4 2 (33.33%) SCSA
4 2 (33.33%) Sun Certification
Vendors
1 4 (66.67%) Cisco
1 4 (66.67%) Juniper
2 2 (33.33%) HP
2 2 (33.33%) Huawei
2 2 (33.33%) Microsoft
2 2 (33.33%) Oracle
2 2 (33.33%) Sun
2 2 (33.33%) Veritas
3 1 (16.67%) EMC
3 1 (16.67%) F5
3 1 (16.67%) Mitel
3 1 (16.67%) VMware