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 24 July 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
24 Jul 2016
Same period 2015 Same period 2014
Layer 2 Tunneling Protocol (L2TP)
Rank 633 630 596
Rank change year-on-year
-3 -34
Contract jobs citing L2TP 10 16 7
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the UK 0.018% 0.028% 0.013%
As % of the Communications & Networking category 0.11% 0.20% 0.094%
Number of daily rates quoted 5 12 2
Median daily rate £338 £375 £450
Median daily rate % change year-on-year
-10.00% -16.66%
UK excluding London median daily rate £338 £208 £450
% change year-on-year
+62.65% -53.88%
Number of hourly rates quoted 4 0 0
Median hourly rate £47.92 - -
UK excluding London median hourly rate £47.92 - -

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
8767 7959 7409
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the UK 16.20% 13.98% 13.94%
Number of daily rates quoted 5340 4545 3929
Median daily rate £400 £375 £350
Median daily rate % change year-on-year
+6.66% +7.14%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £240 £225 £210
10% offered a daily rate of more than £550 £500 £500
UK excluding London median daily rate £365 £350 £330
% change year-on-year
+4.28% +6.06%
Number of hourly rates quoted 426 483 431
Median hourly rate £28.50 £21.00 £20.00
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year
+35.71% +5.00%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £12.50 £12.35 £11.50
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £47.83 £45.00 £42.45
UK excluding London median hourly rate £29.75 £21.53 £20.00
% change year-on-year
+38.21% +7.62%

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 24 July 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
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 24 July 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 -21 10 £338 -10.00% 2
South East -3 7 £475 +128.91% 1
Portsmouth - 4 - -
Hampshire - 4 - - 1
Reading +7 3 £475 -4.04%
Berkshire 0 3 £475 +128.91%
Birmingham - 2 £338 -
West Midlands - 2 £338 -
London -7 1 - - 1

L2TP
Top 30 Related IT Skills

For the 6 months to 24 July 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 18 (100.00%) WAN
1 18 (100.00%) OSPF
1 18 (100.00%) BGP
2 16 (88.89%) IPsec
2 16 (88.89%) MPLS
3 14 (77.78%) Data Centre
4 13 (72.22%) HSRP
4 13 (72.22%) LAN
4 13 (72.22%) DNS
5 12 (66.67%) RIP
5 12 (66.67%) Cisco Certification
6 11 (61.11%) Active Directory
6 11 (61.11%) Windows
6 11 (61.11%) VMware
6 11 (61.11%) VMware Infrastructure
6 11 (61.11%) Windows Server
7 10 (55.56%) Configuration Management
7 10 (55.56%) Juniper
8 7 (38.89%) Cisco
9 6 (33.33%) SSL
9 6 (33.33%) CCNP
9 6 (33.33%) CCNA
9 6 (33.33%) PPP
9 6 (33.33%) VPN
9 6 (33.33%) Network Architecture
10 5 (27.78%) Degree
11 4 (22.22%) Load Balancing
11 4 (22.22%) SC Cleared
11 4 (22.22%) Security Cleared
11 4 (22.22%) Firewall

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 18 (100.00%) BGP
1 18 (100.00%) OSPF
1 18 (100.00%) WAN
2 16 (88.89%) IPsec
2 16 (88.89%) MPLS
3 13 (72.22%) DNS
3 13 (72.22%) HSRP
3 13 (72.22%) LAN
4 12 (66.67%) RIP
5 6 (33.33%) PPP
5 6 (33.33%) SSL
5 6 (33.33%) VPN
6 4 (22.22%) EIGRP
6 4 (22.22%) Ethernet
6 4 (22.22%) Firewall
7 3 (16.67%) Broadband
7 3 (16.67%) Cisco Nexus
7 3 (16.67%) IPv4
7 3 (16.67%) TCP/IP
7 3 (16.67%) xDSL
Job Titles
1 10 (55.56%) Network Engineer
2 3 (16.67%) Cisco Engineer
3 2 (11.11%) Cisco Network Engineer
3 2 (11.11%) Switch Engineer
4 1 (5.56%) Architect
4 1 (5.56%) Cisco Architect
4 1 (5.56%) Cisco Design Engineer
4 1 (5.56%) Cisco Network Architect
4 1 (5.56%) Design Engineer
4 1 (5.56%) Implementation Engineer
4 1 (5.56%) Juniper Engineer
4 1 (5.56%) LAN Engineer
4 1 (5.56%) LAN/WAN Engineer
4 1 (5.56%) Network Architect
4 1 (5.56%) SC Cleared Network Engineer
4 1 (5.56%) WAN Engineer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 1 (5.56%) 802.1X
Miscellaneous
1 14 (77.78%) Data Centre
2 1 (5.56%) RSA SecurID
Operating Systems
1 11 (61.11%) Windows
1 11 (61.11%) Windows Server
2 1 (5.56%) Linux
2 1 (5.56%) Mac OS X
2 1 (5.56%) Unix
Processes & Methodologies
1 10 (55.56%) Configuration Management
2 6 (33.33%) Network Architecture
3 4 (22.22%) Load Balancing
4 3 (16.67%) Capacity Management
4 3 (16.67%) Root Cause Analysis
5 2 (11.11%) Migration
5 2 (11.11%) Smoke Testing
6 1 (5.56%) Network Monitoring
Qualifications
1 12 (66.67%) Cisco Certification
2 6 (33.33%) CCNA
2 6 (33.33%) CCNP
3 5 (27.78%) Degree
4 4 (22.22%) CCIE
4 4 (22.22%) SC Cleared
4 4 (22.22%) Security Cleared
5 1 (5.56%) CISSP
5 1 (5.56%) JNCIE
5 1 (5.56%) JNCIP
System Software
1 11 (61.11%) Active Directory
1 11 (61.11%) VMware Infrastructure
Systems Management
1 2 (11.11%) FortiGate
2 1 (5.56%) OpenView
Vendors
1 11 (61.11%) VMware
2 10 (55.56%) Juniper
3 7 (38.89%) Cisco
4 3 (16.67%) Extreme Networks
5 1 (5.56%) Nokia
5 1 (5.56%) Palo Alto