The table below looks at the statistics for PPP skills in IT contracts advertised for the City of London region. Included is a guide to the average contractor rates offered in IT contracts that have cited PPP over the 3 months to 17 December 2014 with a comparison to the same period in 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.

Location
3 months to
17 Dec 2014
Same period 2013 Same period 2012
Point-to-Point Protocol (PPP)
Rank 185 215 -
Rank change year-on-year
+30 -
Contract jobs citing PPP 11 1 0
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the City of London 0.19% 0.015% -
As % of the Communications & Networking category 1.49% 0.13% -
Number of daily rates quoted 10 0 0
Average daily rate
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£300 - -
UK excluding London average daily rate £275 - -
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 0 0
Average hourly rate - - -
UK excluding London average hourly rate £28.50 - £15.50
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The following table is for comparison with the above and provides statistics for the entire Communications & Networking category in contract jobs advertised in the City of London region.

Communications & Networking Category
City of London
Contract IT job ads with a match in the
Communications & Networking category
738 773 860
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the City of London 13.06% 11.31% 14.00%
Number of daily rates quoted 530 500 576
Average daily rate £388 £400 £380
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
-3.12% +5.26%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £250 £275 £225
10% offered a daily rate of more than £500 £600 £550
UK excluding London average daily rate £350 £340 £325
% change year-on-year
+2.94% +4.61%
Number of hourly rates quoted 15 33 47
Average hourly rate £19.10 £17.00 £22.50
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
+12.35% -24.44%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £17.00 £12.75 £15.00
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £22.00 £27.56 £135.00
UK excluding London average hourly rate £23.13 £20.50 £21.00
% change year-on-year
+12.80% -2.38%

PPP
Jobs Demand Trend in the City of London

This chart provides a 3-month moving total of IT contractor jobs citing PPP across the City of London region as a proportion of the total demand within the Communications & Networking category.

PPP Jobs Demand Trend in the City of London

PPP
Daily Rate Trend in the City of London

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

PPP Daily Rate Trend in the City of London

PPP
Top 28 Related IT Skills in the City of London

For the 6 months to 17 December 2014, IT contractor jobs across the City of London region citing PPP also mentioned the following IT skills in order of popularity. The figures indicate the number of jobs and their proportion against the total number of contract IT job ads sampled that cited PPP.

1 17 (100.00%) SNMP
1 17 (100.00%) TCP/IP
1 17 (100.00%) VPN
1 17 (100.00%) Cisco
1 17 (100.00%) CCNP
1 17 (100.00%) Cisco Certification
1 17 (100.00%) OSPF
1 17 (100.00%) BGP
1 17 (100.00%) EIGRP
1 17 (100.00%) VRRP
1 17 (100.00%) Firewall
1 17 (100.00%) DMVPN
1 17 (100.00%) HSRP
2 16 (94.12%) Change Management
3 15 (88.24%) CCIE
3 15 (88.24%) Perl
3 15 (88.24%) UNIX
4 12 (70.59%) FlexPod
4 12 (70.59%) RANCID
4 12 (70.59%) OpenNMS
4 12 (70.59%) TACACS
5 8 (47.06%) Cisco Nexus
6 5 (29.41%) DHCP
6 5 (29.41%) HTTP
6 5 (29.41%) DNS
7 3 (17.65%) CCNA
8 1 (5.88%) Security Cleared
8 1 (5.88%) SaaS

PPP
Top Related IT Skills in the City of London by Category

For the 6 months to 17 December 2014, IT contractor jobs across the City of London region citing PPP also mentioned the following IT skills grouped by category. The figures indicate the number of jobs and their proportion against the total number of contract IT job ads sampled that cited PPP. Up to 20 skills are shown per category.

Cloud Services
1 1 (5.88%) SaaS
Communications & Networking
1 17 (100.00%) SNMP
1 17 (100.00%) TCP/IP
1 17 (100.00%) VPN
1 17 (100.00%) OSPF
1 17 (100.00%) BGP
1 17 (100.00%) EIGRP
1 17 (100.00%) VRRP
1 17 (100.00%) Firewall
1 17 (100.00%) DMVPN
1 17 (100.00%) HSRP
2 12 (70.59%) TACACS
3 8 (47.06%) Cisco Nexus
4 5 (29.41%) DHCP
4 5 (29.41%) HTTP
4 5 (29.41%) DNS
Job Titles
1 13 (76.47%) Cisco Engineer
2 11 (64.71%) Cisco Support Engineer
2 11 (64.71%) Cisco Support
2 11 (64.71%) Support Engineer
3 5 (29.41%) Network Engineer
4 1 (5.88%) Senior Cisco Engineer
4 1 (5.88%) Cisco Network Engineer
Miscellaneous
1 12 (70.59%) FlexPod
Operating Systems
1 15 (88.24%) UNIX
Processes & Methodologies
1 16 (94.12%) Change Management
Programming Languages
1 15 (88.24%) Perl
Qualifications
1 17 (100.00%) CCNP
1 17 (100.00%) Cisco Certification
2 15 (88.24%) CCIE
3 3 (17.65%) CCNA
4 1 (5.88%) Security Cleared
Systems Management
1 12 (70.59%) RANCID
1 12 (70.59%) OpenNMS
Vendors
1 17 (100.00%) Cisco