The table below looks at the statistics for PPP 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 PPP over the 3 months to 24 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
24 Dec 2014
Same period 2013 Same period 2012
Point-to-Point Protocol (PPP)
Rank 555 549 524
Rank change year-on-year
-6 -25
Contract jobs citing PPP 24 2 10
As % of all contract IT jobs located in England 0.048% 0.004% 0.023%
As % of the Communications & Networking category 0.33% 0.031% 0.14%
Number of daily rates quoted 21 0 0
Average daily rate
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£300 - -
UK excluding London average daily rate £275 - -
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 0 1
Average hourly rate - - £15.50
UK excluding London average hourly rate £28.50 - £15.50
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UK

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
7196 6379 7031
As % of all contract IT jobs located in England 14.52% 13.62% 15.88%
Number of daily rates quoted 4176 3537 3525
Average daily rate £365 £375 £350
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
-2.66% +7.14%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £213 £220 £210
10% offered a daily rate of more than £500 £525 £500
UK excluding London average daily rate £350 £338 £325
% change year-on-year
+3.70% +3.84%
Number of hourly rates quoted 388 390 619
Average hourly rate £21.50 £20.00 £21.00
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
+7.50% -4.76%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £12.50 £12.00 £13.00
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £40.00 £39.00 £45.00
UK excluding London average hourly rate £23.50 £21.00 £21.67
% change year-on-year
+11.90% -3.06%

PPP
Jobs Demand Trend in England

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

PPP Jobs Demand Trend in England

PPP
Daily Rate Trend in England

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

PPP Daily Rate Trend in England

PPP
Daily Rate Histogram in England

This chart provides a histogram of daily rates quoted in contract IT jobs citing PPP across the England region over the 3 months to 24 December 2014.

PPP Daily Rate Histogram in England

PPP
Hourly Rate Trend in England

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

PPP Hourly Rate Trend in England

PPP
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 PPP within the England region over the 3 months to 24 December 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 +25 13 £300 - 1
West Midlands - 6 £178 -
South East - 3 £275 -
East of England - - - -
Midlands - - - -
North East - - - -
PPP
UK

PPP
Top 30 Related IT Skills in England

For the 6 months to 24 December 2014, IT contractor jobs across the England 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 37 (84.09%) BGP
2 35 (79.55%) Cisco
3 34 (77.27%) VPN
4 32 (72.73%) OSPF
4 32 (72.73%) Firewall
5 31 (70.45%) Cisco Certification
6 27 (61.36%) CCNP
7 26 (59.09%) TCP/IP
7 26 (59.09%) CCIE
8 25 (56.82%) SNMP
8 25 (56.82%) UNIX
8 25 (56.82%) EIGRP
9 24 (54.55%) VRRP
9 24 (54.55%) DMVPN
9 24 (54.55%) HSRP
10 23 (52.27%) Perl
11 19 (43.18%) TACACS
11 19 (43.18%) RANCID
11 19 (43.18%) FlexPod
11 19 (43.18%) OpenNMS
12 17 (38.64%) Change Management
13 15 (34.09%) Cisco Nexus
14 10 (22.73%) ATM
15 9 (20.45%) ISDN
15 9 (20.45%) MPLS
16 8 (18.18%) IPsec
17 7 (15.91%) DSL
17 7 (15.91%) X.21
17 7 (15.91%) WAN
17 7 (15.91%) DNS

PPP
Top Related IT Skills in England by Category

For the 6 months to 24 December 2014, IT contractor jobs across the England 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.

Application Platforms
1 1 (2.27%) MS Project Server
Applications
1 1 (2.27%) MS Project
Cloud Services
1 1 (2.27%) SaaS
Communications & Networking
1 37 (84.09%) BGP
2 34 (77.27%) VPN
3 32 (72.73%) OSPF
3 32 (72.73%) Firewall
4 26 (59.09%) TCP/IP
5 25 (56.82%) EIGRP
5 25 (56.82%) SNMP
6 24 (54.55%) VRRP
6 24 (54.55%) DMVPN
6 24 (54.55%) HSRP
7 19 (43.18%) TACACS
8 15 (34.09%) Cisco Nexus
9 10 (22.73%) ATM
10 9 (20.45%) ISDN
10 9 (20.45%) MPLS
11 8 (18.18%) IPsec
12 7 (15.91%) X.21
12 7 (15.91%) DSL
12 7 (15.91%) WAN
12 7 (15.91%) DNS
General
1 3 (6.82%) Law
2 2 (4.55%) Telecoms
3 1 (2.27%) Finance
3 1 (2.27%) Banking
3 1 (2.27%) Retail
3 1 (2.27%) Retail Banking
Job Titles
1 16 (36.36%) Network Engineer
2 15 (34.09%) Cisco Engineer
3 11 (25.00%) Support Engineer
3 11 (25.00%) Cisco Support
3 11 (25.00%) Cisco Support Engineer
4 8 (18.18%) Network Consultant
4 8 (18.18%) Consultant
5 7 (15.91%) Cisco Consultant
5 7 (15.91%) Cisco Network Consultant
6 5 (11.36%) NOC Engineer
7 3 (6.82%) Transition Manager
7 3 (6.82%) Test Engineer
8 2 (4.55%) Integration Engineer
9 1 (2.27%) Senior Cisco Engineer
9 1 (2.27%) Business Architect
9 1 (2.27%) Senior Manager
9 1 (2.27%) Architect
9 1 (2.27%) Programme Manager
9 1 (2.27%) Analyst
9 1 (2.27%) Senior Programme Manager
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 1 (2.27%) Web Services
Miscellaneous
1 19 (43.18%) FlexPod
2 3 (6.82%) Statistics
3 1 (2.27%) Management Information System
Operating Systems
1 25 (56.82%) UNIX
2 1 (2.27%) Windows
Processes & Methodologies
1 17 (38.64%) Change Management
2 7 (15.91%) Load Balancing
3 5 (11.36%) Network Monitoring
4 4 (9.09%) Network Design
5 3 (6.82%) Project Management
6 2 (4.55%) ITIL
6 2 (4.55%) Configuration Management
7 1 (2.27%) Project Planning
7 1 (2.27%) Risk Management
7 1 (2.27%) Migration
7 1 (2.27%) Programme Management
7 1 (2.27%) Agile Software Development
7 1 (2.27%) Content Management
7 1 (2.27%) Stress Testing
7 1 (2.27%) Network Management
7 1 (2.27%) Change Control
7 1 (2.27%) Agile Project Management
7 1 (2.27%) Dependency Management
Programming Languages
1 23 (52.27%) Perl
2 7 (15.91%) R
3 6 (13.64%) Python
4 1 (2.27%) Shell Script
Qualifications
1 31 (70.45%) Cisco Certification
2 27 (61.36%) CCNP
3 26 (59.09%) CCIE
4 5 (11.36%) CCNA
5 1 (2.27%) Security Cleared
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 5 (11.36%) SLA
2 1 (2.27%) QA
2 1 (2.27%) COREP
Systems Management
1 19 (43.18%) OpenNMS
1 19 (43.18%) RANCID
2 3 (6.82%) Netcool
3 1 (2.27%) CiscoWorks
3 1 (2.27%) WhatsUp Gold
Vendors
1 35 (79.55%) Cisco
2 3 (6.82%) Juniper
3 2 (4.55%) IBM
4 1 (2.27%) HP
4 1 (2.27%) Nortel
4 1 (2.27%) Siemens
4 1 (2.27%) Remedy
4 1 (2.27%) VMware
4 1 (2.27%) SolarWinds
4 1 (2.27%) Aruba
4 1 (2.27%) F5