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 14 February 2016 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
14 Feb 2016
Same period 2015 Same period 2014
Point-to-Point Protocol (PPP)
Rank 584 576 563
Rank change year-on-year
-8 -13
Contract jobs citing PPP 7 6 2
As % of all contract IT jobs located in England 0.015% 0.013% 0.004%
As % of the Communications & Networking category 0.10% 0.086% 0.033%
Number of daily rates quoted 2 4 1
Average daily rate £383 £253 £275
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+51.48% -8.18%
UK excluding London average daily rate £383 £203 £313
% change year-on-year
+88.88% -35.20%
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 1 0
Average hourly rate - £40.00 -
UK excluding London average hourly rate - £28.50 -
PPP
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
6821 6982 6122
As % of all contract IT jobs located in England 14.42% 15.00% 13.67%
Number of daily rates quoted 4092 3904 3244
Average daily rate £388 £375 £375
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+3.33% -
90% offered a daily rate of more than £240 £220 £220
10% offered a daily rate of more than £550 £500 £525
UK excluding London average daily rate £363 £350 £350
% change year-on-year
+3.57% -
Number of hourly rates quoted 302 419 359
Average hourly rate £27.50 £23.75 £19.50
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
+15.78% +21.79%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £13.00 £13.00 £12.50
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £50.00 £42.50 £42.50
UK excluding London average hourly rate £30.00 £26.50 £21.00
% change year-on-year
+13.20% +26.19%

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
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 14 February 2016. 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
(Use links below to see detailed
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
South East - 6 £400 - 3
South West - 1 £365 -
PPP
UK

PPP
Top 30 Related IT Skills in England

For the 6 months to 14 February 2016, 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 6 (50.00%) Wireless
2 5 (41.67%) Telecoms
2 5 (41.67%) 3G
3 4 (33.33%) Cisco
3 4 (33.33%) Embedded C
3 4 (33.33%) C
3 4 (33.33%) Firewall
3 4 (33.33%) VHDL
3 4 (33.33%) Software Engineering
3 4 (33.33%) LTE
3 4 (33.33%) Embedded Software Development
4 3 (25.00%) MongoDB
4 3 (25.00%) Apple iOS
4 3 (25.00%) Node.js
4 3 (25.00%) REST
4 3 (25.00%) AngularJS
4 3 (25.00%) Mobile App
4 3 (25.00%) Mobile Application Development
4 3 (25.00%) Android Development
4 3 (25.00%) iOS Development
4 3 (25.00%) Android
4 3 (25.00%) Amazon EC2
4 3 (25.00%) Amazon AWS
4 3 (25.00%) Cisco Certification
4 3 (25.00%) L2TP
4 3 (25.00%) PPTP
4 3 (25.00%) Windows Mobile
4 3 (25.00%) C++
4 3 (25.00%) Java
4 3 (25.00%) Windows

PPP
Top Related IT Skills in England by Category

For the 6 months to 14 February 2016, 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 3 (25.00%) Node.js
Cloud Services
1 3 (25.00%) Amazon AWS
1 3 (25.00%) Amazon EC2
Communications & Networking
1 6 (50.00%) Wireless
2 5 (41.67%) 3G
3 4 (33.33%) Firewall
3 4 (33.33%) LTE
4 3 (25.00%) BGP
4 3 (25.00%) L2TP
4 3 (25.00%) MPLS
4 3 (25.00%) OSPF
4 3 (25.00%) PPTP
5 2 (16.67%) Broadband
5 2 (16.67%) Cisco ASA
5 2 (16.67%) Cisco PIX
5 2 (16.67%) DHCP
5 2 (16.67%) DNS
5 2 (16.67%) Ethernet
5 2 (16.67%) LAN
5 2 (16.67%) TCP/IP
5 2 (16.67%) VLAN
5 2 (16.67%) VPN
5 2 (16.67%) WAN
Database & Business Intelligence
1 3 (25.00%) MongoDB
General
1 5 (41.67%) Telecoms
2 2 (16.67%) Finance
3 1 (8.33%) Banking
3 1 (8.33%) Corporate Banking
3 1 (8.33%) Investment Banking
Job Titles
1 4 (33.33%) Embedded Engineer
1 4 (33.33%) Embedded Software Engineer
1 4 (33.33%) Software Engineer
1 4 (33.33%) VHDL Engineer
2 3 (25.00%) Android Developer
2 3 (25.00%) Applications Developer
2 3 (25.00%) Developer
2 3 (25.00%) iOS Android Developer
2 3 (25.00%) iOS Developer
2 3 (25.00%) Mobile Applications Developer
2 3 (25.00%) Mobile Developer
3 2 (16.67%) Cisco Engineer
3 2 (16.67%) LAN Engineer
3 2 (16.67%) LAN/WAN Engineer
3 2 (16.67%) WAN Engineer
4 1 (8.33%) Cisco Specialist
4 1 (8.33%) Credit Analyst
4 1 (8.33%) Risk Analyst
4 1 (8.33%) Security Engineer
4 1 (8.33%) Technical Specialist
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 3 (25.00%) AngularJS
1 3 (25.00%) REST
2 2 (16.67%) CSS
Miscellaneous
1 4 (33.33%) VHDL
2 3 (25.00%) Mobile App
3 1 (8.33%) Credit Risk
3 1 (8.33%) Data Centre
Operating Systems
1 3 (25.00%) Android
1 3 (25.00%) Apple iOS
1 3 (25.00%) Windows
1 3 (25.00%) Windows Mobile
2 2 (16.67%) Linux
3 1 (8.33%) Unix
Processes & Methodologies
1 4 (33.33%) Embedded Software Development
1 4 (33.33%) Software Engineering
2 3 (25.00%) Android Development
2 3 (25.00%) iOS Development
2 3 (25.00%) Mobile Application Development
3 1 (8.33%) Change Management
3 1 (8.33%) Load Balancing
3 1 (8.33%) Root Cause Analysis
3 1 (8.33%) Service Delivery
Programming Languages
1 4 (33.33%) C
1 4 (33.33%) Embedded C
2 3 (25.00%) C++
2 3 (25.00%) Java
3 1 (8.33%) Perl
3 1 (8.33%) Python
3 1 (8.33%) Shell Script
Qualifications
1 3 (25.00%) CCNP
1 3 (25.00%) Cisco Certification
2 2 (16.67%) CCNA
3 1 (8.33%) CCIE
3 1 (8.33%) CCIP
3 1 (8.33%) CCSP
3 1 (8.33%) JNCIA
3 1 (8.33%) SC Cleared
3 1 (8.33%) Security Cleared
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 1 (8.33%) SLA
System Software
1 3 (25.00%) Firmware
Systems Management
1 2 (16.67%) Cacti
1 2 (16.67%) OpenView
Vendors
1 4 (33.33%) Cisco
2 2 (16.67%) HP
3 1 (8.33%) CheckPoint
3 1 (8.33%) F5
3 1 (8.33%) IronPort
3 1 (8.33%) Juniper
3 1 (8.33%) Nokia