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 30 April 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.

3 months to
30 Apr 2016
Same period 2015 Same period 2014
Point-to-Point Protocol (PPP)
Rank 617 588 587
Rank change year-on-year
-29 -1
Contract jobs citing PPP 10 10 7
As % of all contract IT jobs located in England 0.020% 0.020% 0.014%
As % of the Communications & Networking category 0.13% 0.13% 0.10%
Number of daily rates quoted 2 1 5
Average daily rate £370 £325 £338
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+13.84% -3.70%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £366 £325 £306
10% offered a daily rate of more than £374 £325 £394
UK excluding London average daily rate £370 £300 £319
% change year-on-year
+23.33% -5.88%
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 0 0
Average hourly rate - - -
UK excluding London average hourly rate - - -
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
7716 7619 6697
As % of all contract IT jobs located in England 15.06% 15.03% 13.46%
Number of daily rates quoted 4754 4208 3602
Average daily rate £393 £350 £360
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+12.14% -2.77%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £240 £208 £200
10% offered a daily rate of more than £525 £500 £500
UK excluding London average daily rate £364 £340 £338
% change year-on-year
+7.05% +0.74%
Number of hourly rates quoted 294 415 379
Average hourly rate £26.00 £27.00 £20.00
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
-3.70% +35.00%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £12.00 £12.50 £12.21
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £47.83 £45.00 £45.00
UK excluding London average hourly rate £30.00 £30.00 £20.50
% change year-on-year
- +46.34%

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 30 April 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 -23 8 - - 1
North West - 1 £375 -
South West - 1 £365 -
PPP
UK

PPP
Top 30 Related IT Skills in England

For the 6 months to 30 April 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 11 (84.62%) Wireless
2 9 (69.23%) VHDL
2 9 (69.23%) Software Engineering
2 9 (69.23%) LTE
2 9 (69.23%) C
2 9 (69.23%) Embedded C
2 9 (69.23%) 3G
2 9 (69.23%) Embedded Software Development
2 9 (69.23%) Telecoms
3 3 (23.08%) Cisco
3 3 (23.08%) Firewall
4 2 (15.38%) MPLS
4 2 (15.38%) OSPF
4 2 (15.38%) BGP
4 2 (15.38%) EIGRP
4 2 (15.38%) VPN
4 2 (15.38%) Unix
4 2 (15.38%) Windows
4 2 (15.38%) Cisco ASA
5 1 (7.69%) Android
5 1 (7.69%) Finance
5 1 (7.69%) Cisco Wireless
5 1 (7.69%) Cisco Nexus
5 1 (7.69%) AngularJS
5 1 (7.69%) Mobile App
5 1 (7.69%) Mobile Application Development
5 1 (7.69%) Android Development
5 1 (7.69%) iOS Development
5 1 (7.69%) Data Centre
5 1 (7.69%) Extreme Networks

PPP
Top Related IT Skills in England by Category

For the 6 months to 30 April 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 1 (7.69%) Node.js
Cloud Services
1 1 (7.69%) Amazon AWS
1 1 (7.69%) Amazon EC2
Communications & Networking
1 11 (84.62%) Wireless
2 9 (69.23%) 3G
2 9 (69.23%) LTE
3 3 (23.08%) Firewall
4 2 (15.38%) BGP
4 2 (15.38%) Cisco ASA
4 2 (15.38%) EIGRP
4 2 (15.38%) MPLS
4 2 (15.38%) OSPF
4 2 (15.38%) VPN
5 1 (7.69%) ATM
5 1 (7.69%) Broadband
5 1 (7.69%) DNS
5 1 (7.69%) L2TP
5 1 (7.69%) LAN
5 1 (7.69%) PPTP
5 1 (7.69%) SSL
5 1 (7.69%) TCP/IP
5 1 (7.69%) VoIP
5 1 (7.69%) WAN
Database & Business Intelligence
1 1 (7.69%) MongoDB
General
1 9 (69.23%) Telecoms
2 1 (7.69%) Finance
Job Titles
1 9 (69.23%) Embedded Engineer
1 9 (69.23%) Embedded Software Engineer
1 9 (69.23%) Software Engineer
1 9 (69.23%) VHDL Engineer
2 2 (15.38%) Network Engineer
3 1 (7.69%) Android Developer
3 1 (7.69%) Applications Developer
3 1 (7.69%) Cisco Specialist
3 1 (7.69%) Data Centre Specialist
3 1 (7.69%) Developer
3 1 (7.69%) Firewall Specialist
3 1 (7.69%) iOS Android Developer
3 1 (7.69%) LAN Engineer
3 1 (7.69%) LAN/WAN Engineer
3 1 (7.69%) Mobile Applications Developer
3 1 (7.69%) Mobile Developer
3 1 (7.69%) Network Security Engineer
3 1 (7.69%) Security Engineer
3 1 (7.69%) Technical Specialist
3 1 (7.69%) WAN Engineer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 1 (7.69%) AngularJS
1 1 (7.69%) REST
Miscellaneous
1 9 (69.23%) VHDL
2 1 (7.69%) Data Centre
2 1 (7.69%) Mobile App
Operating Systems
1 2 (15.38%) Unix
1 2 (15.38%) Windows
2 1 (7.69%) Android
2 1 (7.69%) Apple iOS
2 1 (7.69%) Linux
2 1 (7.69%) Windows Mobile
Processes & Methodologies
1 9 (69.23%) Embedded Software Development
1 9 (69.23%) Software Engineering
2 1 (7.69%) Android Development
2 1 (7.69%) iOS Development
2 1 (7.69%) ITIL
2 1 (7.69%) Load Balancing
2 1 (7.69%) Mobile Application Development
2 1 (7.69%) Network Design
2 1 (7.69%) Root Cause Analysis
Programming Languages
1 9 (69.23%) C
1 9 (69.23%) Embedded C
2 1 (7.69%) C++
2 1 (7.69%) Java
2 1 (7.69%) Perl
2 1 (7.69%) Python
2 1 (7.69%) Shell Script
Qualifications
1 1 (7.69%) CCIE
1 1 (7.69%) CCIP
1 1 (7.69%) CCNP
1 1 (7.69%) CCSP
1 1 (7.69%) Cisco Certification
1 1 (7.69%) JNCIA
1 1 (7.69%) SC Cleared
1 1 (7.69%) Security Cleared
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 1 (7.69%) SLA
System Software
1 1 (7.69%) Firmware
Vendors
1 3 (23.08%) Cisco
2 1 (7.69%) CheckPoint
2 1 (7.69%) Extreme Networks
2 1 (7.69%) F5
2 1 (7.69%) IronPort
2 1 (7.69%) Juniper
2 1 (7.69%) Nokia
2 1 (7.69%) Novell