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 17 September 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 Sep 2014
Same period 2013 Same period 2012
Point-to-Point Protocol (PPP)
Rank 553 547 571
Rank change year-on-year
-6 +24
Contract jobs citing PPP 19 6 9
As % of all contract IT jobs located in England 0.037% 0.012% 0.017%
As % of the Communications & Networking category 0.25% 0.091% 0.11%
Number of daily rates quoted 15 2 1
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£313 £300 £310
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+4.16% -3.22%
UK excluding London average daily rate £311 £275 £310
% change year-on-year
+13.18% -11.29%
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 2 0
Average hourly rate - £22.50 -
UK excluding London average hourly rate - £22.50 -
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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 England region.

Communications & Networking Category
England
Contract IT job ads with a match in the
Communications & Networking category
7615 6603 8361
As % of all contract IT jobs located in England 14.81% 13.70% 15.57%
Number of daily rates quoted 4293 3673 3897
Average daily rate £370 £363 £350
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+2.06% +3.57%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £225 £213 £210
10% offered a daily rate of more than £500 £500 £488
UK excluding London average daily rate £345 £325 £330
% change year-on-year
+6.15% -1.51%
Number of hourly rates quoted 420 378 624
Average hourly rate £22.50 £21.63 £22.00
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
+4.04% -1.70%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £12.70 £13.00 £12.50
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £45.00 £40.57 £45.00
UK excluding London average hourly rate £22.50 £22.50 £25.00
% change year-on-year
- -10.00%

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 17 September 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 17 September 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 15 £313 +4.16% 2
South East -2 3 £281 - 1
East of England - 1 £335 -
South West - - - -
West Midlands - - - -
East Midlands - - - -
PPP
UK

PPP
Top 30 Related IT Skills in England

For the 6 months to 17 September 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 19 (59.38%) Cisco
1 19 (59.38%) BGP
2 18 (56.25%) Cisco Certification
3 15 (46.88%) Firewall
4 14 (43.75%) OSPF
4 14 (43.75%) CCIE
4 14 (43.75%) VPN
5 13 (40.63%) CCNP
6 12 (37.50%) SNMP
6 12 (37.50%) TCP/IP
6 12 (37.50%) UNIX
6 12 (37.50%) EIGRP
7 11 (34.38%) VRRP
7 11 (34.38%) Perl
7 11 (34.38%) DMVPN
7 11 (34.38%) HSRP
8 9 (28.13%) Cisco Nexus
8 9 (28.13%) FIX Protocol
9 8 (25.00%) RANCID
9 8 (25.00%) FlexPod
9 8 (25.00%) OpenNMS
9 8 (25.00%) TACACS
10 7 (21.88%) Python
10 7 (21.88%) WAN
10 7 (21.88%) Change Management
11 6 (18.75%) Degree
12 5 (15.63%) Project Management
12 5 (15.63%) LAN
12 5 (15.63%) Finance
12 5 (15.63%) R

PPP
Top Related IT Skills in England by Category

For the 6 months to 17 September 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.

Cloud Services
1 1 (3.13%) SaaS
Communications & Networking
1 19 (59.38%) BGP
2 15 (46.88%) Firewall
3 14 (43.75%) OSPF
3 14 (43.75%) VPN
4 12 (37.50%) SNMP
4 12 (37.50%) TCP/IP
4 12 (37.50%) EIGRP
5 11 (34.38%) VRRP
5 11 (34.38%) DMVPN
5 11 (34.38%) HSRP
6 9 (28.13%) Cisco Nexus
7 8 (25.00%) TACACS
8 7 (21.88%) WAN
9 5 (15.63%) LAN
10 4 (12.50%) SNA
10 4 (12.50%) X.25
10 4 (12.50%) FDDI
10 4 (12.50%) SMDS
10 4 (12.50%) IGRP
10 4 (12.50%) MPLS
General
1 5 (15.63%) Finance
2 3 (9.38%) Law
3 1 (3.13%) Telecoms
Job Titles
1 7 (21.88%) Network Engineer
2 6 (18.75%) Network Consultant
2 6 (18.75%) Consultant
3 5 (15.63%) Cisco Consultant
3 5 (15.63%) Cisco Engineer
3 5 (15.63%) Cisco Network Consultant
4 4 (12.50%) Technical Manager
5 3 (9.38%) Support Engineer
5 3 (9.38%) Transition Manager
5 3 (9.38%) Test Engineer
5 3 (9.38%) Integration Engineer
6 2 (6.25%) Programme Director
6 2 (6.25%) Cisco Support
6 2 (6.25%) Cisco Support Engineer
7 1 (3.13%) 3rd Line Support
7 1 (3.13%) Project Manager
7 1 (3.13%) 3rd Line Support Engineer
7 1 (3.13%) Senior Cisco Engineer
7 1 (3.13%) Test and Integration Engineer
7 1 (3.13%) Wireless Engineer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 9 (28.13%) FIX Protocol
2 2 (6.25%) Web Services
Miscellaneous
1 8 (25.00%) FlexPod
2 2 (6.25%) Open Source
3 1 (3.13%) Management Information System
3 1 (3.13%) Analytical Skills
3 1 (3.13%) Handset
Operating Systems
1 12 (37.50%) UNIX
2 1 (3.13%) Windows
Processes & Methodologies
1 7 (21.88%) Change Management
2 5 (15.63%) Project Management
3 4 (12.50%) Network Design
4 3 (9.38%) ITIL
5 2 (6.25%) Risk Management
5 2 (6.25%) Agile Software Development
5 2 (6.25%) Load Balancing
5 2 (6.25%) Content Management
5 2 (6.25%) Agile Project Management
5 2 (6.25%) PRINCE2
6 1 (3.13%) Network Management
6 1 (3.13%) Test Automation
6 1 (3.13%) People Management
6 1 (3.13%) Performance Analysis
6 1 (3.13%) Network Monitoring
6 1 (3.13%) Business Analysis
6 1 (3.13%) Stress Testing
6 1 (3.13%) Test Scripting
6 1 (3.13%) Migration
6 1 (3.13%) Stakeholder Management
Programming Languages
1 11 (34.38%) Perl
2 7 (21.88%) Python
3 5 (15.63%) R
4 1 (3.13%) Shell Script
4 1 (3.13%) MATLAB
4 1 (3.13%) C
4 1 (3.13%) C++
4 1 (3.13%) Java
Qualifications
1 18 (56.25%) Cisco Certification
2 14 (43.75%) CCIE
3 13 (40.63%) CCNP
4 6 (18.75%) Degree
5 3 (9.38%) CCNA
6 2 (6.25%) Security Cleared
7 1 (3.13%) PRINCE2 Certification
7 1 (3.13%) CCDA
7 1 (3.13%) SC Cleared
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 1 (3.13%) SLA
Systems Management
1 8 (25.00%) RANCID
1 8 (25.00%) OpenNMS
Vendors
1 19 (59.38%) Cisco
2 2 (6.25%) F5
2 2 (6.25%) IBM
2 2 (6.25%) Nortel
2 2 (6.25%) Juniper
3 1 (3.13%) Nokia
3 1 (3.13%) Siemens
3 1 (3.13%) CheckPoint
3 1 (3.13%) McAfee
3 1 (3.13%) HP
3 1 (3.13%) Aruba
3 1 (3.13%) Agilent
3 1 (3.13%) SonicWALL
3 1 (3.13%) Blue Coat
3 1 (3.13%) VMware