The first table below looks at the demand for L2TP skills in IT contracts advertised across the UK. Included is a guide to the average contractor rates offered in IT contracts that have cited L2TP over the 3 months to 14 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.

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
14 Jul 2014
Same period 2013 Same period 2012
Layer 2 Tunneling Protocol (L2TP)
Rank 565 558 579
Rank change year-on-year
-7 +21
Contract jobs citing L2TP 7 5 3
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the UK 0.013% 0.010% 0.005%
As % of the Communications & Networking category 0.097% 0.071% 0.034%
Number of daily rates quoted 2 4 3
Average daily rate
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£450 £300 £425
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+50.00% -29.41%
UK excluding London average daily rate £450 - £425
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 0 0
Average hourly rate - - -
UK excluding London average hourly rate - - -
Communications & Networking Category
UK
Contract IT job ads with a match in the
Communications & Networking category
7242 7005 8916
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the UK 13.73% 13.93% 15.36%
Number of daily rates quoted 3867 3581 3892
Average daily rate £350 £350 £350
90% offered a daily rate of more than £210 £200 £200
10% offered a daily rate of more than £500 £495 £475
UK excluding London average daily rate £325 £325 £325
Number of hourly rates quoted 387 517 679
Average hourly rate £19.00 £23.63 £23.00
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
-19.57% +2.71%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £11.50 £13.50 £12.50
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £41.50 £42.50 £45.00
UK excluding London average hourly rate £19.00 £24.50 £25.00
% change year-on-year
-22.44% -2.00%

L2TP
Jobs Demand Trend

This chart provides the 3-month moving total of IT contractor jobs citing L2TP within the UK as a proportion of the total demand within 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 average contractor rates quoted in IT jobs citing L2TP within the UK over the 3 months to 14 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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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
England -9 6 £450 +50.00% 2
South East -3 2 - -
Reading - 2 - -
Berkshire - 2 - -
Hampshire - - - -
City of London - - - - 1
Southampton - - - -
London - - - - 1

L2TP
Top 30 Related IT Skills

For the 6 months to 14 July 2014, IT contractor jobs within the UK citing L2TP 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 L2TP.

1 24 (70.59%) Juniper
2 23 (67.65%) Configuration Management
3 22 (64.71%) Change Management
4 21 (61.76%) LDAP
4 21 (61.76%) Velocent
5 20 (58.82%) Nokia Solutions and Networks
5 20 (58.82%) GGSN
5 20 (58.82%) SGSN
5 20 (58.82%) Fault Management
5 20 (58.82%) DNS
6 17 (50.00%) Problem Management
6 17 (50.00%) Performance Management
7 16 (47.06%) Telecoms
8 11 (32.35%) MGW
9 10 (29.41%) Front Office
10 9 (26.47%) Cisco
10 9 (26.47%) SS7
10 9 (26.47%) MPLS
11 7 (20.59%) Firewall
11 7 (20.59%) Ethernet
11 7 (20.59%) VPN
11 7 (20.59%) 4G
12 6 (17.65%) Cisco Certification
12 6 (17.65%) Project Management
12 6 (17.65%) OSPF
13 5 (14.71%) 3G
13 5 (14.71%) TCP/IP
13 5 (14.71%) WAN
13 5 (14.71%) CCNP
13 5 (14.71%) ADSL

L2TP
Top Related IT Skills by Category

For the 6 months to 14 July 2014, IT contractor jobs within the UK citing L2TP 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 L2TP. Up to 20 skills are shown per category.

Application Platforms
1 1 (2.94%) IIS
1 1 (2.94%) MS Exchange
1 1 (2.94%) Exchange Server 2003
1 1 (2.94%) Exchange Server 2010
Applications
1 1 (2.94%) MS Excel
Business Applications
1 1 (2.94%) Dynamics CRM
Communications & Networking
1 21 (61.76%) LDAP
2 20 (58.82%) DNS
2 20 (58.82%) GGSN
2 20 (58.82%) SGSN
3 11 (32.35%) MGW
4 9 (26.47%) MPLS
4 9 (26.47%) SS7
5 7 (20.59%) Firewall
5 7 (20.59%) Ethernet
5 7 (20.59%) VPN
5 7 (20.59%) 4G
6 6 (17.65%) OSPF
7 5 (14.71%) IPsec
7 5 (14.71%) ADSL
7 5 (14.71%) 3G
7 5 (14.71%) WAN
7 5 (14.71%) TCP/IP
7 5 (14.71%) Radio Access Network
7 5 (14.71%) Cisco Nexus
8 4 (11.76%) RIP
Database & Business Intelligence
1 1 (2.94%) EDRMS
Development Applications
1 4 (11.76%) Subversion
General
1 16 (47.06%) Telecoms
2 10 (29.41%) Front Office
Job Titles
1 19 (55.88%) NOC Engineer
2 7 (20.59%) Network Support
3 4 (11.76%) Consultant
4 3 (8.82%) Technical Consultant
4 3 (8.82%) Administrator
5 2 (5.88%) Network Engineer
5 2 (5.88%) Technical Administrator
5 2 (5.88%) Linux Administrator
5 2 (5.88%) Designer
6 1 (2.94%) CS Core Engineer
6 1 (2.94%) Network Design Engineer
6 1 (2.94%) Switch Engineer
6 1 (2.94%) Lead Project Manager
6 1 (2.94%) 3rd Line Support Engineer
6 1 (2.94%) Core Network Engineer
6 1 (2.94%) Support Engineer
6 1 (2.94%) 3rd Line Support
6 1 (2.94%) Systems Administrator
6 1 (2.94%) Design Engineer
6 1 (2.94%) Team Leader
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 1 (2.94%) CSS
1 1 (2.94%) WAP
Miscellaneous
1 3 (8.82%) Open Source
2 1 (2.94%) NHS
2 1 (2.94%) Clustering
Operating Systems
1 4 (11.76%) Linux
2 2 (5.88%) UNIX
3 1 (2.94%) VMS
Processes & Methodologies
1 23 (67.65%) Configuration Management
2 22 (64.71%) Change Management
3 20 (58.82%) Fault Management
4 17 (50.00%) Problem Management
4 17 (50.00%) Performance Management
5 6 (17.65%) Project Management
6 4 (11.76%) ITIL
7 3 (8.82%) Network Design
8 2 (5.88%) Load Balancing
8 2 (5.88%) Validation
8 2 (5.88%) Capacity Management
9 1 (2.94%) Network Monitoring
9 1 (2.94%) Network Management
9 1 (2.94%) Release Management
9 1 (2.94%) Stress Testing
9 1 (2.94%) CRM
Programming Languages
1 5 (14.71%) SQL
1 5 (14.71%) Python
2 4 (11.76%) Bash Shell
3 1 (2.94%) Shell Script
3 1 (2.94%) C
3 1 (2.94%) Perl
Qualifications
1 6 (17.65%) Cisco Certification
2 5 (14.71%) CCNP
3 4 (11.76%) CCIE
4 3 (8.82%) CCSP
4 3 (8.82%) JNCIA
4 3 (8.82%) JNCIS
5 2 (5.88%) Security Cleared
6 1 (2.94%) SC Cleared
6 1 (2.94%) CCNA
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 2 (5.88%) SLA
System Software
1 3 (8.82%) FreeRADIUS
2 1 (2.94%) Active Directory
2 1 (2.94%) MetaFrame
2 1 (2.94%) VMware ESX
2 1 (2.94%) UAG
Vendors
1 24 (70.59%) Juniper
2 21 (61.76%) Velocent
3 20 (58.82%) Nokia Solutions and Networks
4 9 (26.47%) Cisco
5 5 (14.71%) Huawei
6 4 (11.76%) F5
6 4 (11.76%) CheckPoint
7 3 (8.82%) Fortinet
8 2 (5.88%) Nortel
9 1 (2.94%) Citrix
9 1 (2.94%) Microsoft
9 1 (2.94%) VMware
9 1 (2.94%) Nokia
9 1 (2.94%) LANDesk