The table below looks at the statistics 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 15 September 2014 with a comparison to the same period in 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.

Location
3 months to
15 Sep 2014
Same period 2013 Same period 2012
Layer 2 Tunneling Protocol (L2TP)
Rank 613 579 591
Rank change year-on-year
-34 +12
Contract jobs citing L2TP 9 5 2
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the UK 0.016% 0.009% 0.003%
As % of the Communications & Networking category 0.11% 0.069% 0.022%
Number of daily rates quoted 3 4 2
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£450 £300 £350
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+50.00% -14.28%
UK excluding London average daily rate £450 - £350
Number of hourly rates quoted 2 0 0
Average hourly rate £26.00 - -
UK excluding London average hourly rate £26.00 - -

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
8369 7208 9137
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the UK 14.60% 13.63% 15.50%
Number of daily rates quoted 4616 3909 4181
Average daily rate £363 £360 £350
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+0.69% +2.85%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £225 £213 £200
10% offered a daily rate of more than £500 £500 £475
UK excluding London average daily rate £345 £325 £330
% change year-on-year
+6.15% -1.51%
Number of hourly rates quoted 460 400 689
Average hourly rate £22.50 £22.50 £22.50
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £12.50 £13.00 £12.50
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £47.50 £40.00 £42.50
UK excluding London average hourly rate £22.50 £22.50 £25.00
% change year-on-year
- -10.00%

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 12 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 15 September 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 +4 6 £450 +50.00% 5
London +1 1 £388 +29.16% 4
Reading - 1 - -
Berkshire - 1 - -
South East - 1 - - 1
West Midlands - - - -
Buckinghamshire - - - -
Surrey - - - - 1
City of London - - - - 1
Reigate - - - -
Beaconsfield - - - -
Birmingham - - - -

L2TP
Top 30 Related IT Skills

For the 6 months to 15 September 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 7 (50.00%) MPLS
2 6 (42.86%) OSPF
2 6 (42.86%) Juniper
2 6 (42.86%) Python
2 6 (42.86%) WAN
2 6 (42.86%) IPsec
3 5 (35.71%) Configuration Management
3 5 (35.71%) Change Management
3 5 (35.71%) BGP
3 5 (35.71%) DNS
3 5 (35.71%) Cisco
4 4 (28.57%) CCNP
4 4 (28.57%) VPN
4 4 (28.57%) Cisco Certification
4 4 (28.57%) Ethernet
4 4 (28.57%) ADSL
4 4 (28.57%) RIP
4 4 (28.57%) LAN
4 4 (28.57%) Linux
4 4 (28.57%) SQL
4 4 (28.57%) Firewall
4 4 (28.57%) Subversion
4 4 (28.57%) Telecoms
4 4 (28.57%) Project Management
4 4 (28.57%) Bash Shell
5 3 (21.43%) Nokia Solutions and Networks
5 3 (21.43%) FreeRADIUS
5 3 (21.43%) Open Source
5 3 (21.43%) GGSN
5 3 (21.43%) SGSN

L2TP
Top Related IT Skills by Category

For the 6 months to 15 September 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.

Communications & Networking
1 7 (50.00%) MPLS
2 6 (42.86%) OSPF
2 6 (42.86%) WAN
2 6 (42.86%) IPsec
3 5 (35.71%) DNS
3 5 (35.71%) BGP
4 4 (28.57%) Ethernet
4 4 (28.57%) RIP
4 4 (28.57%) ADSL
4 4 (28.57%) LAN
4 4 (28.57%) VPN
4 4 (28.57%) Firewall
5 3 (21.43%) GGSN
5 3 (21.43%) SGSN
5 3 (21.43%) LDAP
5 3 (21.43%) PPP
6 2 (14.29%) BGP-4
6 2 (14.29%) DSL
6 2 (14.29%) EIGRP
6 2 (14.29%) IGRP
Development Applications
1 4 (28.57%) Subversion
General
1 4 (28.57%) Telecoms
2 3 (21.43%) Front Office
Job Titles
1 4 (28.57%) Consultant
2 3 (21.43%) Network Engineer
2 3 (21.43%) Technical Consultant
2 3 (21.43%) NOC Engineer
3 2 (14.29%) Network Support
3 2 (14.29%) Technical Administrator
3 2 (14.29%) Linux Administrator
3 2 (14.29%) Administrator
4 1 (7.14%) Design Engineer
4 1 (7.14%) Test Engineer
4 1 (7.14%) Team Leader
4 1 (7.14%) Cisco Engineer
4 1 (7.14%) Support Engineer
4 1 (7.14%) 3rd Line Support
4 1 (7.14%) Project Manager
4 1 (7.14%) Network Design Engineer
4 1 (7.14%) Lead Project Manager
4 1 (7.14%) 3rd Line Support Engineer
4 1 (7.14%) CS Core Engineer
Miscellaneous
1 3 (21.43%) Open Source
Operating Systems
1 4 (28.57%) Linux
2 3 (21.43%) UNIX
3 2 (14.29%) Windows
Processes & Methodologies
1 5 (35.71%) Configuration Management
1 5 (35.71%) Change Management
2 4 (28.57%) Project Management
3 3 (21.43%) Problem Management
3 3 (21.43%) Fault Management
3 3 (21.43%) Performance Management
4 2 (14.29%) ITIL
4 2 (14.29%) Network Design
4 2 (14.29%) Load Balancing
5 1 (7.14%) Stress Testing
5 1 (7.14%) Migration
5 1 (7.14%) Network Management
5 1 (7.14%) Network Monitoring
Programming Languages
1 6 (42.86%) Python
2 4 (28.57%) SQL
2 4 (28.57%) Bash Shell
3 1 (7.14%) Perl
3 1 (7.14%) Shell Script
Qualifications
1 4 (28.57%) CCNP
1 4 (28.57%) Cisco Certification
2 2 (14.29%) JNCIA
2 2 (14.29%) JNCIS
2 2 (14.29%) CCIE
2 2 (14.29%) CCSP
3 1 (7.14%) CCNA
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 1 (7.14%) SLA
System Software
1 3 (21.43%) FreeRADIUS
2 2 (14.29%) Active Directory
2 2 (14.29%) VMware Infrastructure
Vendors
1 6 (42.86%) Juniper
2 5 (35.71%) Cisco
3 3 (21.43%) VMware
3 3 (21.43%) Nokia Solutions and Networks
3 3 (21.43%) F5
3 3 (21.43%) Velocent
4 2 (14.29%) Huawei
4 2 (14.29%) Fortinet
4 2 (14.29%) CheckPoint
5 1 (7.14%) Nortel