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 24 December 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
24 Dec 2014
Same period 2013 Same period 2012
Point-to-Point Protocol (PPP)
Rank 390 415 382
Rank change year-on-year
+25 -33
Contract jobs citing PPP 13 2 6
As % of all contract IT jobs located in London 0.057% 0.008% 0.029%
As % of the Communications & Networking category 0.45% 0.068% 0.20%
Number of daily rates quoted 12 0 0
Average daily rate
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£300 - -
UK excluding London average daily rate £275 - -
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 0 0
Average hourly rate - - -
UK excluding London average hourly rate £28.50 - £15.50
PPP
England

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
2898 2932 3010
As % of all contract IT jobs located in London 12.73% 12.32% 14.40%
Number of daily rates quoted 1957 1919 1888
Average daily rate £388 £400 £400
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
-3.12% -
90% offered a daily rate of more than £225 £250 £225
10% offered a daily rate of more than £525 £550 £550
UK excluding London average daily rate £350 £338 £325
% change year-on-year
+3.70% +3.84%
Number of hourly rates quoted 76 74 160
Average hourly rate £19.50 £17.50 £20.00
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
+11.42% -12.50%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £14.00 £11.88 £12.00
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £30.00 £31.50 £42.95
UK excluding London average hourly rate £23.50 £21.00 £21.67
% change year-on-year
+11.90% -3.06%

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
Daily Rate Histogram in London

This chart provides a histogram of daily rates quoted in contract IT jobs citing PPP across the London region over the 3 months to 24 December 2014.

PPP Daily Rate Histogram 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
Contract Job Locations in London

The table below looks at the demand and provides a guide to the average contractor rates quoted in IT jobs citing PPP within the London region over the 3 months to 24 December 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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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
City of London +16 11 £300 - 1
PPP
England

PPP
Top 30 Related IT Skills in London

For the 6 months to 24 December 2014, 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 25 (86.21%) TCP/IP
1 25 (86.21%) VPN
1 25 (86.21%) Cisco
1 25 (86.21%) BGP
2 24 (82.76%) EIGRP
2 24 (82.76%) OSPF
2 24 (82.76%) VRRP
2 24 (82.76%) Firewall
2 24 (82.76%) CCNP
2 24 (82.76%) Cisco Certification
2 24 (82.76%) SNMP
2 24 (82.76%) DMVPN
2 24 (82.76%) HSRP
3 23 (79.31%) UNIX
4 22 (75.86%) Perl
4 22 (75.86%) CCIE
5 19 (65.52%) TACACS
5 19 (65.52%) FlexPod
5 19 (65.52%) RANCID
5 19 (65.52%) OpenNMS
6 16 (55.17%) Change Management
7 15 (51.72%) Cisco Nexus
8 7 (24.14%) R
9 6 (20.69%) DHCP
9 6 (20.69%) DNS
10 5 (17.24%) HTTP
11 3 (10.34%) Law
11 3 (10.34%) CCNA
12 2 (6.90%) Project Management
12 2 (6.90%) L2TP

PPP
Top Related IT Skills in London by Category

For the 6 months to 24 December 2014, 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.

Cloud Services
1 1 (3.45%) SaaS
Communications & Networking
1 25 (86.21%) TCP/IP
1 25 (86.21%) VPN
1 25 (86.21%) BGP
2 24 (82.76%) EIGRP
2 24 (82.76%) VRRP
2 24 (82.76%) Firewall
2 24 (82.76%) SNMP
2 24 (82.76%) OSPF
2 24 (82.76%) DMVPN
2 24 (82.76%) HSRP
3 19 (65.52%) TACACS
4 15 (51.72%) Cisco Nexus
5 6 (20.69%) DHCP
5 6 (20.69%) DNS
6 5 (17.24%) HTTP
7 2 (6.90%) L2TP
8 1 (3.45%) IPsec
8 1 (3.45%) IPv6
8 1 (3.45%) MPLS
8 1 (3.45%) Broadband
General
1 3 (10.34%) Law
2 1 (3.45%) Telecoms
Job Titles
1 14 (48.28%) Cisco Engineer
2 11 (37.93%) Support Engineer
2 11 (37.93%) Cisco Support
2 11 (37.93%) Cisco Support Engineer
3 7 (24.14%) Cisco Network Consultant
3 7 (24.14%) Cisco Consultant
3 7 (24.14%) Network Consultant
3 7 (24.14%) Consultant
4 5 (17.24%) Network Engineer
5 3 (10.34%) Transition Manager
6 1 (3.45%) Architect
6 1 (3.45%) Cisco Network Engineer
6 1 (3.45%) Test Engineer
6 1 (3.45%) Business Architect
6 1 (3.45%) Business Process Architect
6 1 (3.45%) Senior Cisco Engineer
Miscellaneous
1 19 (65.52%) FlexPod
Operating Systems
1 23 (79.31%) UNIX
Processes & Methodologies
1 16 (55.17%) Change Management
2 2 (6.90%) Project Management
3 1 (3.45%) Migration
Programming Languages
1 22 (75.86%) Perl
2 7 (24.14%) R
3 1 (3.45%) Python
Qualifications
1 24 (82.76%) CCNP
1 24 (82.76%) Cisco Certification
2 22 (75.86%) CCIE
3 3 (10.34%) CCNA
4 1 (3.45%) Security Cleared
Systems Management
1 19 (65.52%) OpenNMS
1 19 (65.52%) RANCID
Vendors
1 25 (86.21%) Cisco
2 1 (3.45%) VMware