The table below looks at the statistics for L2TP skills in IT contracts advertised across the UK. Included is a guide to the contractor rates offered in IT contracts that have cited L2TP over the 3 months to 18 January 2017 with a comparison to the same period over 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
18 Jan 2017
Same period 2016 Same period 2015
Layer 2 Tunneling Protocol (L2TP)
UK
Rank 585 614 584
Rank change year-on-year
+29 -30
Contract jobs citing L2TP 15 4 17
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the UK 0.033% 0.008% 0.034%
As % of the Communications & Networking category 0.22% 0.054% 0.23%
Number of daily rates quoted 6 1 2
Median daily rate £318 £343 £418
Median daily rate % change year-on-year
-7.29% -17.96%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £300 £343 £292
10% offered a daily rate of more than £353 £343 £544
UK excluding London median daily rate £300 - £260
Number of hourly rates quoted 4 2 3
Median hourly rate £30.00 £30.00 £30.00
UK excluding London median hourly rate £30.00 £30.00 £30.00

The following table is for comparison with the above and provides statistics for the entire Communications & Networking category in contract jobs advertised across the UK.

Communications & Networking Category
UK
Contract IT job ads with a match in the
Communications & Networking category
6869 7404 7386
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the UK 15.32% 14.56% 14.80%
Number of daily rates quoted 4162 4306 4176
Median daily rate £400 £400 £365
Median daily rate % change year-on-year
- +9.58%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £225 £238 £220
10% offered a daily rate of more than £550 £550 £500
UK excluding London median daily rate £370 £368 £350
% change year-on-year
+0.68% +5.00%
Number of hourly rates quoted 354 373 410
Median hourly rate £28.00 £27.66 £22.69
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year
+1.22% +21.90%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £12.07 £13.92 £12.52
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £55.00 £50.00 £40.00
UK excluding London median hourly rate £25.50 £30.00 £23.75
% change year-on-year
-15.00% +26.31%

L2TP
Jobs Demand Trend

The demand trend of contract jobs citing L2TP as a proportion of all IT contracts with a match in the Communications & Networking category.

L2TP Jobs Demand Trend in the UK

L2TP
Daily Rate Trend

This chart provides the 3-month moving average for daily rates quoted in IT contract jobs citing L2TP within the UK.

L2TP Daily Rate Trend in the UK

L2TP
Hourly Rate Trend

This chart provides the 3-month moving average for hourly rates quoted in IT contractor jobs citing L2TP within the UK.

L2TP Hourly Rate Trend in the UK

L2TP
Top 8 Contract Locations

The table below looks at the demand and provides a guide to the median contractor rates quoted in IT jobs citing L2TP within the UK over the 3 months to 18 January 2017. 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 Rank Change
on Same Period
Last Year
Matching
Contract
IT Job Ads
Median
Daily Rate
Last 3 Months
Median Daily Rate
% Change
on Same Period
Last Year
Live
Job
Vacancies
England +29 7 £318 -7.29%
South East +25 4 £300 -
Reading +15 4 £300 -
Berkshire +11 4 £300 -
London +10 3 £325 -5.10%
Wales - 2 - -
South Wales - 2 - -
City of London - 1 £315 -

L2TP
Top 30 Related IT Skills

For the 6 months to 18 January 2017, IT contractor jobs citing L2TP also mentioned the following skills in order of popularity. The figures indicate the number co-occurrences and its proportion to all contract ads with a requirement for L2TP.

1 18 (90.00%) IPsec
1 18 (90.00%) MPLS
1 18 (90.00%) OSPF
2 15 (75.00%) BGP
2 15 (75.00%) WAN
2 15 (75.00%) Data Centre
3 14 (70.00%) Cisco
4 12 (60.00%) Cisco Certification
4 12 (60.00%) VMware
5 11 (55.00%) VMware Infrastructure
6 10 (50.00%) Windows Server
6 10 (50.00%) Firewall
6 10 (50.00%) CCNP
6 10 (50.00%) Windows
7 9 (45.00%) PPP
7 9 (45.00%) RIP
7 9 (45.00%) Ethernet
7 9 (45.00%) Juniper
7 9 (45.00%) Active Directory
8 8 (40.00%) DNS
8 8 (40.00%) LAN
8 8 (40.00%) Security Cleared
9 7 (35.00%) HSRP
9 7 (35.00%) Network Management
9 7 (35.00%) SNMP
10 6 (30.00%) EIGRP
10 6 (30.00%) xDSL
10 6 (30.00%) Smoke Testing
10 6 (30.00%) Cisco ASA
10 6 (30.00%) SC Cleared

L2TP
Top Related IT Skills by Category

The follow tables expand on the table above by listing co-occurrences grouped by category. The same job type, locality and period is covered with up to 20 co-occurrences shown in each of the following categories:

Applications
1 3 (15.00%) MS Office
1 3 (15.00%) MS Visio
2 1 (5.00%) MS Excel
Communications & Networking
1 18 (90.00%) IPsec
1 18 (90.00%) MPLS
1 18 (90.00%) OSPF
2 15 (75.00%) BGP
2 15 (75.00%) WAN
3 10 (50.00%) Firewall
4 9 (45.00%) Ethernet
4 9 (45.00%) PPP
4 9 (45.00%) RIP
5 8 (40.00%) DNS
5 8 (40.00%) LAN
6 7 (35.00%) HSRP
6 7 (35.00%) SNMP
7 6 (30.00%) Cisco ASA
7 6 (30.00%) EIGRP
7 6 (30.00%) xDSL
8 4 (20.00%) 802.11
8 4 (20.00%) DSL
8 4 (20.00%) VoIP
8 4 (20.00%) X.21
Development Applications
1 3 (15.00%) VSS/SourceSafe
General
1 1 (5.00%) Finance
1 1 (5.00%) Manufacturing
1 1 (5.00%) Telecoms
Job Titles
1 19 (95.00%) Network Engineer
2 3 (15.00%) SC Cleared Network Engineer
3 2 (10.00%) Cisco Engineer
3 2 (10.00%) Cisco Network Engineer
3 2 (10.00%) NOC Engineer
3 2 (10.00%) Senior Network Engineer
4 1 (5.00%) Juniper Engineer
4 1 (5.00%) Lead Network Engineer
4 1 (5.00%) Network Operations Engineer
4 1 (5.00%) Operations Engineer
4 1 (5.00%) Senior Unix Engineer
4 1 (5.00%) Technical Engineer
4 1 (5.00%) Technical Operations Engineer
4 1 (5.00%) Unix Engineer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 4 (20.00%) 802.1X
2 3 (15.00%) COM
Miscellaneous
1 15 (75.00%) Data Centre
2 1 (5.00%) Distributed Denial-of-Service
2 1 (5.00%) RSA SecurID
Operating Systems
1 10 (50.00%) Windows
1 10 (50.00%) Windows Server
2 3 (15.00%) Linux
2 3 (15.00%) Unix
3 2 (10.00%) FreeBSD
4 1 (5.00%) Mac OS X
Processes & Methodologies
1 7 (35.00%) Network Management
2 6 (30.00%) Smoke Testing
3 5 (25.00%) Network Design
4 4 (20.00%) Load Balancing
5 3 (15.00%) Change Control
5 3 (15.00%) Change Management
5 3 (15.00%) Configuration Management
5 3 (15.00%) ITIL
6 2 (10.00%) Migration
6 2 (10.00%) Root Cause Analysis
7 1 (5.00%) DDoS Mitigation
7 1 (5.00%) Programme Management
7 1 (5.00%) Stress Testing
7 1 (5.00%) Time Management
Programming Languages
1 3 (15.00%) SQL
Qualifications
1 12 (60.00%) Cisco Certification
2 10 (50.00%) CCNP
3 8 (40.00%) Security Cleared
4 6 (30.00%) SC Cleared
5 5 (25.00%) CCIE
5 5 (25.00%) CCNA
6 3 (15.00%) CISSP
7 2 (10.00%) CCDP
7 2 (10.00%) CLAS
8 1 (5.00%) DV Cleared
8 1 (5.00%) JNCIE
8 1 (5.00%) JNCIP
System Software
1 11 (55.00%) VMware Infrastructure
2 9 (45.00%) Active Directory
3 3 (15.00%) Forefront TMG
3 3 (15.00%) VMware ESXi
3 3 (15.00%) vSphere
4 2 (10.00%) Hyper-V
Systems Management
1 3 (15.00%) Nessus
1 3 (15.00%) WhatsUp Gold
Vendors
1 14 (70.00%) Cisco
2 12 (60.00%) VMware
3 9 (45.00%) Juniper
4 3 (15.00%) BT
4 3 (15.00%) F5
4 3 (15.00%) HP
4 3 (15.00%) Microsoft
5 2 (10.00%) Aruba
5 2 (10.00%) Brocade
5 2 (10.00%) Draytek
5 2 (10.00%) IBM
5 2 (10.00%) Meraki
5 2 (10.00%) Ruckus Wireless
5 2 (10.00%) Vyatta
6 1 (5.00%) EMC
6 1 (5.00%) Mitel
6 1 (5.00%) Nokia
6 1 (5.00%) Palo Alto
6 1 (5.00%) Riverbed