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 1 June 2016 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
1 Jun 2016
Same period 2015 Same period 2014
Layer 2 Tunneling Protocol (L2TP)
Rank 625 614 606
Rank change year-on-year
-11 -8
Contract jobs citing L2TP 14 8 11
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the UK 0.026% 0.015% 0.021%
As % of the Communications & Networking category 0.16% 0.10% 0.16%
Number of daily rates quoted 3 6 2
Median daily rate £338 £375 £304
Median daily rate % change year-on-year
-10.00% +23.45%
UK excluding London median daily rate £338 - £304
Number of hourly rates quoted 9 0 0
Median hourly rate £47.83 - -
UK excluding London median hourly rate £47.83 - -

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
8562 7823 7066
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the UK 15.95% 14.66% 13.33%
Number of daily rates quoted 5230 4388 3825
Median daily rate £390 £350 £355
Median daily rate % change year-on-year
+11.42% -1.40%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £240 £200 £200
10% offered a daily rate of more than £540 £500 £498
UK excluding London median daily rate £365 £340 £333
% change year-on-year
+7.35% +2.17%
Number of hourly rates quoted 378 454 404
Median hourly rate £26.99 £25.00 £19.00
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year
+7.95% +31.57%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £13.00 £13.00 £12.00
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £47.83 £44.05 £40.50
UK excluding London median hourly rate £28.50 £26.00 £18.00
% change year-on-year
+9.61% +44.44%

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
Daily Rate Histogram

This chart provides a histogram of daily rates quoted in contract IT jobs citing L2TP within the UK over the 3 months to 1 June 2016.

L2TP Daily Rate Histogram 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
Hourly Rate Histogram

This chart provides a histogram of hourly rates quoted in contract IT jobs citing L2TP within the UK over the 3 months to 1 June 2016.

L2TP Hourly Rate Histogram in the UK

L2TP
Top 9 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 1 June 2016. 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
(Click see detailed
statistics and trends)
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 -8 12 £338 -10.00% 1
South East - 9 £475 - 1
Portsmouth - 8 - -
Hampshire - 8 - -
Birmingham - 2 £338 -
West Midlands - 2 £338 -
London -10 1 - -
Berkshire - 1 £475 - 1
Reading - 1 £475 - 1

L2TP
Top 30 Related IT Skills

For the 6 months to 1 June 2016, 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 14 (100.00%) WAN
1 14 (100.00%) OSPF
1 14 (100.00%) BGP
2 12 (85.71%) IPsec
2 12 (85.71%) MPLS
3 11 (78.57%) HSRP
3 11 (78.57%) LAN
3 11 (78.57%) DNS
4 10 (71.43%) RIP
4 10 (71.43%) Data Centre
5 9 (64.29%) Windows Server
5 9 (64.29%) VMware Infrastructure
5 9 (64.29%) Windows
5 9 (64.29%) Configuration Management
5 9 (64.29%) Cisco Certification
5 9 (64.29%) Active Directory
5 9 (64.29%) VMware
6 7 (50.00%) Juniper
7 6 (42.86%) CCNA
8 5 (35.71%) Degree
8 5 (35.71%) Network Architecture
9 4 (28.57%) CCNP
9 4 (28.57%) VPN
9 4 (28.57%) PPP
9 4 (28.57%) SSL
9 4 (28.57%) Cisco
9 4 (28.57%) SC Cleared
9 4 (28.57%) Security Cleared
10 3 (21.43%) TCP/IP
10 3 (21.43%) CCIE

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:

Communications & Networking
1 14 (100.00%) BGP
1 14 (100.00%) OSPF
1 14 (100.00%) WAN
2 12 (85.71%) IPsec
2 12 (85.71%) MPLS
3 11 (78.57%) DNS
3 11 (78.57%) HSRP
3 11 (78.57%) LAN
4 10 (71.43%) RIP
5 4 (28.57%) PPP
5 4 (28.57%) SSL
5 4 (28.57%) VPN
6 3 (21.43%) TCP/IP
7 2 (14.29%) DHCP
7 2 (14.29%) EIGRP
7 2 (14.29%) Ethernet
7 2 (14.29%) Firewall
8 1 (7.14%) WEP
8 1 (7.14%) Wi-Fi
8 1 (7.14%) Wireless
Job Titles
1 7 (50.00%) Network Engineer
2 2 (14.29%) Cisco Engineer
3 1 (7.14%) Architect
3 1 (7.14%) Cisco Architect
3 1 (7.14%) Cisco Design Engineer
3 1 (7.14%) Cisco Network Architect
3 1 (7.14%) Cisco Network Engineer
3 1 (7.14%) Design Engineer
3 1 (7.14%) Implementation Engineer
3 1 (7.14%) Juniper Engineer
3 1 (7.14%) Network Architect
3 1 (7.14%) SC Cleared Network Engineer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 1 (7.14%) 802.1X
Miscellaneous
1 10 (71.43%) Data Centre
2 1 (7.14%) RSA SecurID
Operating Systems
1 9 (64.29%) Windows
1 9 (64.29%) Windows Server
2 1 (7.14%) Linux
2 1 (7.14%) Mac OS X
2 1 (7.14%) Unix
Processes & Methodologies
1 9 (64.29%) Configuration Management
2 5 (35.71%) Network Architecture
3 2 (14.29%) Load Balancing
3 2 (14.29%) Migration
4 1 (7.14%) Capacity Management
4 1 (7.14%) Network Monitoring
4 1 (7.14%) Root Cause Analysis
Qualifications
1 9 (64.29%) Cisco Certification
2 6 (42.86%) CCNA
3 5 (35.71%) Degree
4 4 (28.57%) CCNP
4 4 (28.57%) SC Cleared
4 4 (28.57%) Security Cleared
5 3 (21.43%) CCIE
6 1 (7.14%) CISSP
6 1 (7.14%) JNCIE
6 1 (7.14%) JNCIP
System Software
1 9 (64.29%) Active Directory
1 9 (64.29%) VMware Infrastructure
Systems Management
1 2 (14.29%) FortiGate
2 1 (7.14%) OpenView
Vendors
1 9 (64.29%) VMware
2 7 (50.00%) Juniper
3 4 (28.57%) Cisco
4 1 (7.14%) Extreme Networks
4 1 (7.14%) Nokia
4 1 (7.14%) Palo Alto