The table below looks at the statistics for L2TP skills in IT contracts advertised for the England region. Included is a guide to the average contractor rates offered in IT contracts that have cited L2TP over the 3 months to 21 October 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
21 Oct 2014
Same period 2013 Same period 2012
Layer 2 Tunneling Protocol (L2TP)
Rank 599 569 564
Rank change year-on-year
-30 -5
Contract jobs citing L2TP 1 2 3
As % of all contract IT jobs located in England 0.002% 0.004% 0.006%
As % of the Communications & Networking category 0.013% 0.031% 0.038%
Number of daily rates quoted 1 2 2
Average daily rate
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£388 £500 £269
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
-22.50% +86.04%
UK excluding London average daily rate - - £269
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 0 0
Average hourly rate - - -
UK excluding London average hourly rate £28.00 - -
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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 England region.

Communications & Networking Category
England
Contract IT job ads with a match in the
Communications & Networking category
7845 6537 7857
As % of all contract IT jobs located in England 14.77% 13.62% 15.33%
Number of daily rates quoted 4506 3652 3813
Average daily rate £370 £375 £363
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
-1.33% +3.44%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £225 £225 £215
10% offered a daily rate of more than £500 £525 £500
UK excluding London average daily rate £348 £325 £340
% change year-on-year
+7.07% -4.41%
Number of hourly rates quoted 432 414 589
Average hourly rate £21.50 £20.50 £21.00
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
+4.87% -2.38%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £12.50 £12.50 £12.50
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £45.00 £40.00 £45.00
UK excluding London average hourly rate £23.13 £22.50 £22.50
% change year-on-year
+2.77% -

L2TP
Jobs Demand Trend in England

This chart provides a 3-month moving total of IT contractor jobs citing L2TP across the England region as a proportion of the total demand within the Communications & Networking category.

L2TP Jobs Demand Trend in England

L2TP
Daily Rate Trend in England

This chart provides the 3-month moving average for daily rates quoted in IT contract jobs citing L2TP across the England region.

L2TP Daily Rate Trend in England

L2TP
Hourly Rate Trend in England

This chart provides the 3-month moving average for hourly rates quoted in IT contractor jobs citing L2TP across the England region.

L2TP Hourly Rate Trend in England

L2TP
Contract Job Locations in England

The table below looks at the demand and provides a guide to the average contractor rates quoted in IT jobs citing L2TP within the England region over the 3 months to 21 October 2014. 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
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statistics and historical trends)
Rank Change
on Same Period
Last Year
Matching
Contract
IT Job Ads
Average
Daily Rate
Last 3 Months
Average Daily Rate
% Change
on Same Period
Last Year
Live
Job
Vacancies
London -10 1 £388 -22.50% 1
South East - - - - 3
West Midlands - - - -
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L2TP
Top 30 Related IT Skills in England

For the 6 months to 21 October 2014, IT contractor jobs across the England region citing L2TP 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 L2TP.

1 6 (85.71%) Python
2 4 (57.14%) ADSL
2 4 (57.14%) SQL
2 4 (57.14%) Project Management
2 4 (57.14%) Linux
2 4 (57.14%) Subversion
2 4 (57.14%) Bash Shell
3 3 (42.86%) Open Source
3 3 (42.86%) FreeRADIUS
3 3 (42.86%) MPLS
3 3 (42.86%) BGP
3 3 (42.86%) UNIX
3 3 (42.86%) PPP
3 3 (42.86%) Cisco
4 2 (28.57%) CCNP
4 2 (28.57%) Cisco Certification
4 2 (28.57%) VPN
4 2 (28.57%) ITIL
4 2 (28.57%) WAN
4 2 (28.57%) Ethernet
4 2 (28.57%) Change Management
4 2 (28.57%) Firewall
4 2 (28.57%) IPsec
4 2 (28.57%) DSL
4 2 (28.57%) OSPF
4 2 (28.57%) xDSL
4 2 (28.57%) Load Balancing
5 1 (14.29%) Stress Testing
5 1 (14.29%) Network Management
5 1 (14.29%) F5

L2TP
Top Related IT Skills in England by Category

For the 6 months to 21 October 2014, IT contractor jobs across the England region citing L2TP 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 L2TP. Up to 20 skills are shown per category.

Communications & Networking
1 4 (57.14%) ADSL
2 3 (42.86%) PPP
2 3 (42.86%) MPLS
2 3 (42.86%) BGP
3 2 (28.57%) DSL
3 2 (28.57%) Firewall
3 2 (28.57%) IPsec
3 2 (28.57%) xDSL
3 2 (28.57%) VPN
3 2 (28.57%) OSPF
3 2 (28.57%) WAN
3 2 (28.57%) Ethernet
4 1 (14.29%) Broadband
4 1 (14.29%) SNMP
4 1 (14.29%) X.21
Development Applications
1 4 (57.14%) Subversion
Job Titles
1 4 (57.14%) Consultant
2 3 (42.86%) Technical Consultant
3 2 (28.57%) Administrator
3 2 (28.57%) Technical Administrator
3 2 (28.57%) Linux Administrator
4 1 (14.29%) NOC Engineer
4 1 (14.29%) Lead Project Manager
4 1 (14.29%) 3rd Line Support Engineer
4 1 (14.29%) Test Engineer
4 1 (14.29%) Team Leader
4 1 (14.29%) Cisco Engineer
4 1 (14.29%) Support Engineer
4 1 (14.29%) 3rd Line Support
4 1 (14.29%) Project Manager
Miscellaneous
1 3 (42.86%) Open Source
Operating Systems
1 4 (57.14%) Linux
2 3 (42.86%) UNIX
Processes & Methodologies
1 4 (57.14%) Project Management
2 2 (28.57%) Change Management
2 2 (28.57%) ITIL
2 2 (28.57%) Load Balancing
3 1 (14.29%) Stress Testing
3 1 (14.29%) Network Management
3 1 (14.29%) Network Monitoring
3 1 (14.29%) Migration
Programming Languages
1 6 (85.71%) Python
2 4 (57.14%) SQL
2 4 (57.14%) Bash Shell
3 1 (14.29%) Perl
3 1 (14.29%) Shell Script
Qualifications
1 2 (28.57%) CCNP
1 2 (28.57%) Cisco Certification
2 1 (14.29%) CCNA
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 1 (14.29%) SLA
System Software
1 3 (42.86%) FreeRADIUS
Vendors
1 3 (42.86%) Cisco
2 1 (14.29%) Juniper
2 1 (14.29%) VMware
2 1 (14.29%) F5