The first table below looks at the demand 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 30 July 2014 with a comparison to the same period in the previous 2 years. The second table is for comparison and provides aggregates for all of the Communications & Networking category for the South East region.

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
30 Jul 2014
Same period 2013 Same period 2012
Point-to-Point Protocol (PPP)
Rank 238 226 248
Rank change year-on-year
-12 +22
Contract jobs citing PPP 4 4 3
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the South East 0.043% 0.047% 0.030%
As % of the Communications & Networking category 0.23% 0.26% 0.15%
Number of daily rates quoted 2 2 0
Average daily rate
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£299 £351 -
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
-14.76% -
UK excluding London average daily rate £335 £351 £310
% change year-on-year
-4.42% +13.06%
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 1 0
Average hourly rate - £22.50 -
UK excluding London average hourly rate - £22.50 -
Communications & Networking Category
South East
Contract IT job ads with a match in the
Communications & Networking category
1729 1555 2036
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the South East 18.78% 18.34% 20.50%
Number of daily rates quoted 770 691 570
Average daily rate £338 £342 £330
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
-1.38% +3.71%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £205 £175 £200
10% offered a daily rate of more than £471 £463 £450
UK excluding London average daily rate £335 £325 £325
% change year-on-year
+3.07% -
Number of hourly rates quoted 93 125 192
Average hourly rate £17.50 £25.50 £30.00
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
-31.37% -15.00%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £12.85 £13.15 £15.00
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £45.00 £40.00 £45.00
UK excluding London average hourly rate £20.00 £25.50 £25.00
% change year-on-year
-21.56% +2.00%
PPP
England

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 30 July 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 £288 -
Hampshire -10 1 £310 -11.55%
PPP
England

PPP
Top 30 Related IT Skills in the South East

For the 6 months to 30 July 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%) Cisco Certification
2 5 (71.43%) Cisco
2 5 (71.43%) BGP
2 5 (71.43%) Python
2 5 (71.43%) WAN
3 3 (42.86%) Ethernet
3 3 (42.86%) LAN
3 3 (42.86%) SNA
3 3 (42.86%) CCIE
3 3 (42.86%) X.25
3 3 (42.86%) IGRP
3 3 (42.86%) FDDI
3 3 (42.86%) SMDS
3 3 (42.86%) Firewall
3 3 (42.86%) Network Design
4 2 (28.57%) xDSL
4 2 (28.57%) F5
4 2 (28.57%) Wireless
4 2 (28.57%) APPN
4 2 (28.57%) Change Management
4 2 (28.57%) Load Balancing
4 2 (28.57%) Frame Relay
4 2 (28.57%) IPsec
4 2 (28.57%) L2TP
4 2 (28.57%) CCNP
4 2 (28.57%) CCNA
4 2 (28.57%) Juniper
4 2 (28.57%) DSL
4 2 (28.57%) IBM
4 2 (28.57%) SONET

PPP
Top Related IT Skills in the South East by Category

For the 6 months to 30 July 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 5 (71.43%) BGP
1 5 (71.43%) WAN
2 3 (42.86%) Ethernet
2 3 (42.86%) LAN
2 3 (42.86%) SNA
2 3 (42.86%) X.25
2 3 (42.86%) IGRP
2 3 (42.86%) FDDI
2 3 (42.86%) SMDS
2 3 (42.86%) Firewall
3 2 (28.57%) xDSL
3 2 (28.57%) Wireless
3 2 (28.57%) APPN
3 2 (28.57%) Frame Relay
3 2 (28.57%) IPsec
3 2 (28.57%) L2TP
3 2 (28.57%) DSL
3 2 (28.57%) SONET
3 2 (28.57%) MPLS
3 2 (28.57%) OSPF
General
1 1 (14.29%) Telecoms
Job Titles
1 2 (28.57%) Test Engineer
1 2 (28.57%) Integration Engineer
1 2 (28.57%) Network Engineer
2 1 (14.29%) Support Engineer
2 1 (14.29%) 3rd Line Support
2 1 (14.29%) Network Consultant
2 1 (14.29%) Consultant
2 1 (14.29%) 3rd Line Support Engineer
2 1 (14.29%) NOC Engineer
2 1 (14.29%) Change Consultant
2 1 (14.29%) Test and Integration Engineer
Miscellaneous
1 1 (14.29%) Handset
Operating Systems
1 2 (28.57%) UNIX
Processes & Methodologies
1 3 (42.86%) Network Design
2 2 (28.57%) Change Management
2 2 (28.57%) Load Balancing
2 2 (28.57%) ITIL
3 1 (14.29%) Stress Testing
3 1 (14.29%) Test Scripting
3 1 (14.29%) Test Automation
3 1 (14.29%) Performance Analysis
3 1 (14.29%) Network Monitoring
3 1 (14.29%) Network Management
Programming Languages
1 5 (71.43%) Python
2 2 (28.57%) Perl
3 1 (14.29%) C
3 1 (14.29%) C++
3 1 (14.29%) Java
3 1 (14.29%) Shell Script
3 1 (14.29%) MATLAB
Qualifications
1 6 (85.71%) Cisco Certification
2 3 (42.86%) CCIE
3 2 (28.57%) CCNP
3 2 (28.57%) CCNA
4 1 (14.29%) CCDA
4 1 (14.29%) SC Cleared
4 1 (14.29%) Security Cleared
4 1 (14.29%) Degree
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 1 (14.29%) SLA
Vendors
1 5 (71.43%) Cisco
2 2 (28.57%) F5
2 2 (28.57%) Juniper
2 2 (28.57%) IBM
3 1 (14.29%) McAfee
3 1 (14.29%) Nokia
3 1 (14.29%) CheckPoint
3 1 (14.29%) Nortel
3 1 (14.29%) SonicWALL
3 1 (14.29%) Blue Coat
3 1 (14.29%) Agilent