The table below looks at the statistics for PPP skills in IT contracts advertised for the London region. Included is a guide to the average contractor rates offered in IT contracts that have cited PPP over the 3 months to 6 May 2015 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
6 May 2015
Same period 2014 Same period 2013
Point-to-Point Protocol (PPP)
Rank 410 400 -
Rank change year-on-year
-10 -
Contract jobs citing PPP 1 3 0
As % of all contract IT jobs located in London 0.004% 0.013% -
As % of the Communications & Networking category 0.034% 0.11% -
Number of daily rates quoted 1 3 0
Average daily rate
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£375 £350 -
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+7.14% -
UK excluding London average daily rate £300 £319 £375
% change year-on-year
-5.88% -15.00%
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 0 0
Average hourly rate - - -
UK excluding London average hourly rate - - -
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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 London region.

Communications & Networking Category
London
Contract IT job ads with a match in the
Communications & Networking category
2967 2746 2977
As % of all contract IT jobs located in London 13.19% 11.94% 13.96%
Number of daily rates quoted 1899 1826 1841
Average daily rate £375 £400 £400
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
-6.25% -
90% offered a daily rate of more than £225 £225 £213
10% offered a daily rate of more than £550 £525 £525
UK excluding London average daily rate £340 £330 £315
% change year-on-year
+3.03% +4.76%
Number of hourly rates quoted 87 82 131
Average hourly rate £23.50 £20.00 £25.00
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
+17.50% -20.00%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £13.00 £13.00 £14.00
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £50.00 £34.00 £135.00
UK excluding London average hourly rate £28.69 £20.00 £21.50
% change year-on-year
+43.45% -6.97%

PPP
Jobs Demand Trend in London

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

PPP Jobs Demand Trend in London

PPP
Daily Rate Trend in London

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

PPP Daily Rate Trend in London

PPP
Hourly Rate Trend in London

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

PPP Hourly Rate Trend in London

PPP
Top 30 Related IT Skills in London

For the 6 months to 6 May 2015, IT contractor jobs across the London 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 (100.00%) BGP
2 5 (83.33%) EIGRP
2 5 (83.33%) SNMP
2 5 (83.33%) TCP/IP
2 5 (83.33%) OSPF
2 5 (83.33%) VRRP
2 5 (83.33%) DMVPN
2 5 (83.33%) HSRP
3 4 (66.67%) Change Management
3 4 (66.67%) Firewall
3 4 (66.67%) VPN
3 4 (66.67%) Perl
3 4 (66.67%) UNIX
3 4 (66.67%) Cisco Certification
3 4 (66.67%) Cisco
3 4 (66.67%) CCIE
3 4 (66.67%) CCNP
4 3 (50.00%) FlexPod
4 3 (50.00%) RANCID
4 3 (50.00%) TACACS
4 3 (50.00%) OpenNMS
5 2 (33.33%) Cisco Nexus
5 2 (33.33%) DHCP
5 2 (33.33%) HTTP
5 2 (33.33%) DNS
6 1 (16.67%) Broadband
6 1 (16.67%) CCNA
6 1 (16.67%) IPv4
6 1 (16.67%) IPv6
6 1 (16.67%) MPLS

PPP
Top Related IT Skills in London by Category

For the 6 months to 6 May 2015, IT contractor jobs across the London 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.

Communications & Networking
1 6 (100.00%) BGP
2 5 (83.33%) EIGRP
2 5 (83.33%) VRRP
2 5 (83.33%) DMVPN
2 5 (83.33%) HSRP
2 5 (83.33%) SNMP
2 5 (83.33%) TCP/IP
2 5 (83.33%) OSPF
3 4 (66.67%) VPN
3 4 (66.67%) Firewall
4 3 (50.00%) TACACS
5 2 (33.33%) Cisco Nexus
5 2 (33.33%) DNS
5 2 (33.33%) DHCP
5 2 (33.33%) HTTP
6 1 (16.67%) Broadband
6 1 (16.67%) IPv4
6 1 (16.67%) IPv6
6 1 (16.67%) MPLS
6 1 (16.67%) L2TP
Job Titles
1 3 (50.00%) Network Engineer
1 3 (50.00%) Support Engineer
1 3 (50.00%) Cisco Engineer
1 3 (50.00%) Cisco Support
1 3 (50.00%) Cisco Support Engineer
2 1 (16.67%) Test Engineer
Miscellaneous
1 3 (50.00%) FlexPod
2 1 (16.67%) User Experience
Operating Systems
1 4 (66.67%) UNIX
Processes & Methodologies
1 4 (66.67%) Change Management
Programming Languages
1 4 (66.67%) Perl
Qualifications
1 4 (66.67%) CCIE
1 4 (66.67%) CCNP
1 4 (66.67%) Cisco Certification
2 1 (16.67%) CCNA
Systems Management
1 3 (50.00%) OpenNMS
1 3 (50.00%) RANCID
Vendors
1 4 (66.67%) Cisco