The table below looks at the statistics for PPP skills in IT contracts advertised for the South East region. Included is a guide to the average contractor rates offered in IT contracts that have cited PPP over the 3 months to 21 November 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
21 Nov 2014
Same period 2013 Same period 2012
Point-to-Point Protocol (PPP)
Rank 250 236 238
Rank change year-on-year
-14 +2
Contract jobs citing PPP 3 1 3
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the South East 0.031% 0.012% 0.034%
As % of the Communications & Networking category 0.16% 0.070% 0.16%
Number of daily rates quoted 3 0 0
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£275 - -
UK excluding London average daily rate £275 £275 -
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 1 0
Average hourly rate - £22.50 -
UK excluding London average hourly rate - £26.25 £15.50
% change year-on-year
- +69.35%
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 South East region.

Communications & Networking Category
South East
Contract IT job ads with a match in the
Communications & Networking category
1853 1433 1883
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the South East 18.88% 16.85% 21.58%
Number of daily rates quoted 854 677 660
Average daily rate £350 £350 £330
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
- +6.06%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £220 £180 £195
10% offered a daily rate of more than £475 £450 £450
UK excluding London average daily rate £348 £335 £325
% change year-on-year
+3.88% +3.07%
Number of hourly rates quoted 107 101 166
Average hourly rate £20.00 £23.80 £20.00
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
-15.96% +19.00%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £11.61 £13.00 £11.50
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £50.00 £41.00 £42.50
UK excluding London average hourly rate £22.88 £21.88 £21.00
% change year-on-year
+4.57% +4.16%

PPP
Jobs Demand Trend in the South East

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

PPP Jobs Demand Trend in the South East

PPP
Daily Rate Trend in the South East

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

PPP Daily Rate Trend in the South East

PPP
Hourly Rate Trend in the South East

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

PPP Hourly Rate Trend in the South East

PPP
Contract Job Locations in the South East

The table below looks at the demand and provides a guide to the average contractor rates quoted in IT jobs citing PPP within the South East region over the 3 months to 21 November 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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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
Berkshire - 3 £275 -
Hampshire - - - -
Surrey - - - -
PPP
England

PPP
Top 30 Related IT Skills in the South East

For the 6 months to 21 November 2014, IT contractor jobs across the South East 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 (85.71%) Python
1 6 (85.71%) WAN
2 5 (71.43%) Cisco Certification
2 5 (71.43%) BGP
2 5 (71.43%) FDDI
3 4 (57.14%) SMDS
3 4 (57.14%) X.25
3 4 (57.14%) Network Design
3 4 (57.14%) IGRP
3 4 (57.14%) CCIE
3 4 (57.14%) LAN
3 4 (57.14%) SNA
4 3 (42.86%) Cisco
4 3 (42.86%) ISDN
4 3 (42.86%) ATM
5 2 (28.57%) xDSL
5 2 (28.57%) Frame Relay
5 2 (28.57%) Perl
5 2 (28.57%) IBM
5 2 (28.57%) SLA
5 2 (28.57%) VPN
5 2 (28.57%) APPN
5 2 (28.57%) SONET
6 1 (14.29%) MPLS
6 1 (14.29%) OSPF
6 1 (14.29%) Remedy
6 1 (14.29%) DSL
6 1 (14.29%) CCNP
6 1 (14.29%) CCNA
6 1 (14.29%) CiscoWorks

PPP
Top Related IT Skills in the South East by Category

For the 6 months to 21 November 2014, IT contractor jobs across the South East 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 (85.71%) WAN
2 5 (71.43%) BGP
2 5 (71.43%) FDDI
3 4 (57.14%) SMDS
3 4 (57.14%) X.25
3 4 (57.14%) IGRP
3 4 (57.14%) SNA
3 4 (57.14%) LAN
4 3 (42.86%) ISDN
4 3 (42.86%) ATM
5 2 (28.57%) SONET
5 2 (28.57%) VPN
5 2 (28.57%) APPN
5 2 (28.57%) xDSL
5 2 (28.57%) Frame Relay
6 1 (14.29%) IPsec
6 1 (14.29%) TDMA
6 1 (14.29%) HSDPA
6 1 (14.29%) VLAN
6 1 (14.29%) HSUPA
General
1 1 (14.29%) Telecoms
Job Titles
1 5 (71.43%) Network Engineer
2 3 (42.86%) Test Engineer
3 2 (28.57%) Integration Engineer
4 1 (14.29%) NOC Engineer
4 1 (14.29%) Cisco Engineer
4 1 (14.29%) Network Consultant
4 1 (14.29%) Consultant
Miscellaneous
1 1 (14.29%) Handset
1 1 (14.29%) Statistics
Operating Systems
1 1 (14.29%) UNIX
Processes & Methodologies
1 4 (57.14%) Network Design
2 1 (14.29%) Load Balancing
2 1 (14.29%) Stress Testing
2 1 (14.29%) Test Scripting
2 1 (14.29%) Test Automation
2 1 (14.29%) Network Management
2 1 (14.29%) Performance Analysis
2 1 (14.29%) Network Monitoring
2 1 (14.29%) ITIL
2 1 (14.29%) Change Management
Programming Languages
1 6 (85.71%) Python
2 2 (28.57%) Perl
3 1 (14.29%) Shell Script
3 1 (14.29%) MATLAB
3 1 (14.29%) C
3 1 (14.29%) C++
3 1 (14.29%) Java
Qualifications
1 5 (71.43%) Cisco Certification
2 4 (57.14%) CCIE
3 1 (14.29%) CCNP
3 1 (14.29%) CCNA
3 1 (14.29%) Degree
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 2 (28.57%) SLA
Systems Management
1 1 (14.29%) CiscoWorks
1 1 (14.29%) WhatsUp Gold
Vendors
1 3 (42.86%) Cisco
2 2 (28.57%) IBM
3 1 (14.29%) Nortel
3 1 (14.29%) Juniper
3 1 (14.29%) Siemens
3 1 (14.29%) Remedy
3 1 (14.29%) Agilent
3 1 (14.29%) SolarWinds
3 1 (14.29%) F5