The table below looks at the statistics for PPP skills in IT contracts advertised for the England region. Included is a guide to the contractor rates offered in IT contracts that have cited PPP over the 3 months to 18 January 2017 with a comparison to the same period over 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.

3 months to
18 Jan 2017
Same period 2016 Same period 2015
Point-to-Point Protocol (PPP)
UK / England
Rank 551 590 567
Rank change year-on-year
+39 -23
Contract jobs citing PPP 19 4 14
As % of all contract IT jobs located in England 0.046% 0.009% 0.031%
As % of the Communications & Networking category 0.30% 0.059% 0.21%
Number of daily rates quoted 15 3 12
Median daily rate £325 £325 £300
Median daily rate % change year-on-year
- +8.33%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £300 £325 £215
10% offered a daily rate of more than £378 £385 £348
UK excluding London median daily rate £316 £325 £265
% change year-on-year
-2.69% +22.64%
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 0 1
Median hourly rate - - £40.00
UK excluding London median hourly rate - - £28.50

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
6291 6724 6772
As % of all contract IT jobs located in England 15.15% 14.45% 14.86%
Number of daily rates quoted 3845 3957 3888
Median daily rate £400 £400 £370
Median daily rate % change year-on-year
- +8.10%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £225 £245 £220
10% offered a daily rate of more than £550 £550 £500
UK excluding London median daily rate £370 £368 £350
% change year-on-year
+0.68% +5.00%
Number of hourly rates quoted 310 353 381
Median hourly rate £27.00 £27.50 £21.58
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year
-1.81% +27.43%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £13.00 £13.90 £12.50
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £55.00 £50.00 £40.00
UK excluding London median hourly rate £25.50 £30.00 £23.75
% change year-on-year
-15.00% +26.31%

PPP
Jobs Demand Trend in England

The demand trend of contract jobs across the England region citing PPP as a proportion of all IT contracts with a match in 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 18 January 2017.

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 median contractor rates quoted in IT jobs citing PPP within the England region over the 3 months to 18 January 2017. 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 Rank Change
on Same Period
Last Year
Matching
Contract
IT Job Ads
Median
Daily Rate
Last 3 Months
Median Daily Rate
% Change
on Same Period
Last Year
Live
Job
Vacancies
London - 7 £350 -
South East +24 6 £300 -7.69%
South West - 3 £345 -
West Midlands - 2 £313 -
Yorkshire - 1 £320 -
PPP
UK

PPP
Top 30 Related IT Skills in England

For the 6 months to 18 January 2017, IT contractor jobs citing PPP also mentioned the following skills in order of popularity. The figures indicate the number co-occurrences and its proportion to all contract ads across the England region with a requirement for PPP.

1 19 (76.00%) MPLS
1 19 (76.00%) OSPF
1 19 (76.00%) BGP
2 15 (60.00%) Cisco Certification
2 15 (60.00%) Cisco
2 15 (60.00%) Firewall
3 13 (52.00%) CCNP
3 13 (52.00%) CCNA
4 11 (44.00%) Ethernet
5 10 (40.00%) Finance
6 9 (36.00%) VLAN
6 9 (36.00%) HSRP
7 8 (32.00%) Cisco IOS
7 8 (32.00%) Frame Relay
7 8 (32.00%) IPsec
7 8 (32.00%) WAN
7 8 (32.00%) VPN
7 8 (32.00%) Juniper
8 7 (28.00%) CCIE
8 7 (28.00%) L2TP
8 7 (28.00%) Telecoms
9 6 (24.00%) Cisco ASA
9 6 (24.00%) Wireless
9 6 (24.00%) HP
9 6 (24.00%) Internet
9 6 (24.00%) ATM
9 6 (24.00%) xDSL
10 5 (20.00%) Office 365
10 5 (20.00%) 802.1X
10 5 (20.00%) Palo Alto

PPP
Top Related IT Skills in England by Category

The follow tables expand on the table above by listing co-occurrences grouped by category. The same job type, locality and period is covered with up to 20 co-occurrences shown in each of the following categories:

Application Platforms
1 4 (16.00%) Exchange Server 2010
1 4 (16.00%) Exchange Server 2013
1 4 (16.00%) MS Exchange
Applications
1 3 (12.00%) MS Office
2 2 (8.00%) MS Excel
2 2 (8.00%) MS PowerPoint
Cloud Services
1 5 (20.00%) Office 365
Communications & Networking
1 19 (76.00%) BGP
1 19 (76.00%) MPLS
1 19 (76.00%) OSPF
2 15 (60.00%) Firewall
3 11 (44.00%) Ethernet
4 9 (36.00%) HSRP
4 9 (36.00%) VLAN
5 8 (32.00%) Cisco IOS
5 8 (32.00%) Frame Relay
5 8 (32.00%) IPsec
5 8 (32.00%) VPN
5 8 (32.00%) WAN
6 7 (28.00%) L2TP
7 6 (24.00%) ATM
7 6 (24.00%) Cisco ASA
7 6 (24.00%) Internet
7 6 (24.00%) Wireless
7 6 (24.00%) xDSL
8 5 (20.00%) 802.11
8 5 (20.00%) TCP/IP
Development Applications
1 4 (16.00%) JIRA
2 2 (8.00%) Oracle Forms
General
1 10 (40.00%) Finance
2 7 (28.00%) Telecoms
3 3 (12.00%) Multimedia
4 2 (8.00%) Electronics
4 2 (8.00%) Legal
Job Titles
1 14 (56.00%) Network Engineer
2 4 (16.00%) Firewall Engineer
2 4 (16.00%) Test Manager
3 3 (12.00%) Cisco Engineer
3 3 (12.00%) Cisco Network Engineer
3 3 (12.00%) Telephony Manager
3 3 (12.00%) Unified Communications Manager
4 2 (8.00%) LAN Engineer
4 2 (8.00%) LAN/WAN Engineer
4 2 (8.00%) Migration Manager
4 2 (8.00%) NOC Engineer
4 2 (8.00%) WAN Engineer
5 1 (4.00%) Architect
5 1 (4.00%) Coordinator
5 1 (4.00%) Design Engineer
5 1 (4.00%) Juniper Engineer
5 1 (4.00%) Project Coordinator
5 1 (4.00%) Solutions Architect
5 1 (4.00%) Switch Engineer
5 1 (4.00%) Technical Engineer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 5 (20.00%) 802.1X
2 1 (4.00%) OpenEmbedded
2 1 (4.00%) OpenGL
2 1 (4.00%) WebKit
2 1 (4.00%) Yocto
Miscellaneous
1 4 (16.00%) Data Centre
2 2 (8.00%) Analytical Skills
2 2 (8.00%) Computer Science
3 1 (4.00%) Digital TV
3 1 (4.00%) Distributed Denial-of-Service
3 1 (4.00%) RSA SecurID
3 1 (4.00%) STB
Operating Systems
1 5 (20.00%) Linux
1 5 (20.00%) Windows
1 5 (20.00%) Windows Server
2 4 (16.00%) Windows Server 2008
2 4 (16.00%) Windows Server 2012
3 3 (12.00%) Unix
4 2 (8.00%) Solaris
5 1 (4.00%) Embedded Linux
5 1 (4.00%) Mac OS X
5 1 (4.00%) Mandriva Linux
5 1 (4.00%) Ubuntu
5 1 (4.00%) Windows Server 2003
5 1 (4.00%) Windows XP
Processes & Methodologies
1 5 (20.00%) Stress Testing
2 4 (16.00%) Automated Testing
2 4 (16.00%) Migration
2 4 (16.00%) Network Management
2 4 (16.00%) Operational Acceptance Testing
2 4 (16.00%) Resilience Testing
2 4 (16.00%) Test Management
2 4 (16.00%) Test Scripting
2 4 (16.00%) Test Strategy
2 4 (16.00%) User Acceptance Testing
2 4 (16.00%) Virtual Environments
3 3 (12.00%) Change Management
3 3 (12.00%) ITIL
4 2 (8.00%) Line Management
4 2 (8.00%) Load Balancing
4 2 (8.00%) Presales
5 1 (4.00%) Contract Management
5 1 (4.00%) DDoS Mitigation
5 1 (4.00%) Kalman Filter
5 1 (4.00%) Time Management
Programming Languages
1 2 (8.00%) C
1 2 (8.00%) SQL
2 1 (4.00%) C++
2 1 (4.00%) Embedded C++
Qualifications
1 15 (60.00%) Cisco Certification
2 13 (52.00%) CCNA
2 13 (52.00%) CCNP
3 7 (28.00%) CCIE
4 5 (20.00%) Degree
5 4 (16.00%) Security Cleared
6 3 (12.00%) SC Cleared
7 2 (8.00%) CCDA
7 2 (8.00%) CCDP
7 2 (8.00%) SCSA
7 2 (8.00%) Sun Certification
8 1 (4.00%) CISSP
8 1 (4.00%) JNCIE
8 1 (4.00%) JNCIP
System Software
1 4 (16.00%) Hyper-V
1 4 (16.00%) VMware Infrastructure
Systems Management
1 4 (16.00%) HP Quality Center
2 2 (8.00%) Cisco Prime
3 1 (4.00%) Cacti
3 1 (4.00%) Cisco CME
3 1 (4.00%) Cisco CUCM
3 1 (4.00%) FortiGate
3 1 (4.00%) SolarWinds Orion
3 1 (4.00%) WhatsUp Gold
Vendors
1 15 (60.00%) Cisco
2 8 (32.00%) Juniper
3 6 (24.00%) HP
4 5 (20.00%) CheckPoint
4 5 (20.00%) Palo Alto
4 5 (20.00%) VMware
5 4 (16.00%) Meraki
6 3 (12.00%) CA
6 3 (12.00%) F5
6 3 (12.00%) Microsoft
7 2 (8.00%) AirMagnet
7 2 (8.00%) Brocade
7 2 (8.00%) Huawei
7 2 (8.00%) Oracle
7 2 (8.00%) Sun
7 2 (8.00%) Veritas
8 1 (4.00%) EMC
8 1 (4.00%) Mitel
8 1 (4.00%) Nokia
8 1 (4.00%) Riverbed