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 5 March 2015 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
5 Mar 2015
Same period 2014 Same period 2013
Layer 2 Tunneling Protocol (L2TP)
Rank 560 537 519
Rank change year-on-year
-23 -18
Contract jobs citing L2TP 19 27 4
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the UK 0.037% 0.054% 0.009%
As % of the Communications & Networking category 0.25% 0.41% 0.059%
Number of daily rates quoted 1 3 3
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£363 £350 £325
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+3.57% +7.69%
UK excluding London average daily rate £363 £210 £450
% change year-on-year
+72.61% -53.28%
Number of hourly rates quoted 3 0 0
Average hourly rate £30.00 - -
UK excluding London average hourly rate £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
7559 6567 6800
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the UK 14.57% 13.11% 15.44%
Number of daily rates quoted 4102 3366 3311
Average daily rate £375 £375 £350
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
- +7.14%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £213 £215 £191
10% offered a daily rate of more than £500 £500 £500
UK excluding London average daily rate £350 £345 £325
% change year-on-year
+1.44% +6.15%
Number of hourly rates quoted 419 372 568
Average hourly rate £26.00 £20.00 £22.50
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
+30.00% -11.11%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £13.00 £12.50 £12.00
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £44.50 £42.50 £44.50
UK excluding London average hourly rate £29.50 £20.03 £22.50
% change year-on-year
+47.27% -10.97%

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 16 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 5 March 2015. 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 -19 16 £363 +3.57% 9
South East -40 3 £363 +72.61% 1
Berkshire -26 2 - - 1
London -1 1 - - 6
Newcastle upon Tyne - - - -
Portsmouth - - - -
Reading - - - - 1
East Sussex - - - -
Hampshire - - - -
West Yorkshire - - - - 1
Yorkshire - - - - 1
City of London - - - - 2
North East - - - -
Tyne and Wear - - - -
Brighton - - - -
Leeds - - - - 1

L2TP
Top 30 Related IT Skills

For the 6 months to 5 March 2015, 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 26 (89.66%) OSPF
1 26 (89.66%) BGP
2 24 (82.76%) MPLS
3 23 (79.31%) HSRP
4 22 (75.86%) VPN
5 21 (72.41%) Cisco
5 21 (72.41%) CCNA
5 21 (72.41%) Cisco Certification
5 21 (72.41%) Linux
5 21 (72.41%) Ethernet
6 20 (68.97%) Broadband
6 20 (68.97%) CCNP
7 18 (62.07%) IPv6
7 18 (62.07%) Juniper
7 18 (62.07%) Telecoms
8 17 (58.62%) JNCIA
8 17 (58.62%) JNCIP
8 17 (58.62%) RSVP
8 17 (58.62%) VRRP
8 17 (58.62%) BT
8 17 (58.62%) CCIE
8 17 (58.62%) CCIP
8 17 (58.62%) IPv4
8 17 (58.62%) UNIX
8 17 (58.62%) Junos
8 17 (58.62%) Cisco IOS
8 17 (58.62%) BT 21CN
9 10 (34.48%) LAN
9 10 (34.48%) WAN
9 10 (34.48%) IPsec

L2TP
Top Related IT Skills by Category

For the 6 months to 5 March 2015, 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 26 (89.66%) OSPF
1 26 (89.66%) BGP
2 24 (82.76%) MPLS
3 23 (79.31%) HSRP
4 22 (75.86%) VPN
5 21 (72.41%) Ethernet
6 20 (68.97%) Broadband
7 18 (62.07%) IPv6
8 17 (58.62%) RSVP
8 17 (58.62%) VRRP
8 17 (58.62%) IPv4
8 17 (58.62%) Junos
8 17 (58.62%) Cisco IOS
8 17 (58.62%) BT 21CN
9 10 (34.48%) LAN
9 10 (34.48%) WAN
9 10 (34.48%) IPsec
10 6 (20.69%) RIP
10 6 (20.69%) DNS
11 4 (13.79%) ADSL
Development Applications
1 1 (3.45%) GCC
1 1 (3.45%) Git (software)
1 1 (3.45%) Valgrind
1 1 (3.45%) Jenkins
General
1 18 (62.07%) Telecoms
2 3 (10.34%) Retail
Job Titles
1 17 (58.62%) Implementation Engineer
1 17 (58.62%) Operations Engineer
1 17 (58.62%) IP Engineer
2 6 (20.69%) Network Engineer
3 3 (10.34%) Support Engineer
4 1 (3.45%) Business Process Architect
4 1 (3.45%) C++ Software Engineer
4 1 (3.45%) Business Architect
4 1 (3.45%) Architect
4 1 (3.45%) Software Engineer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 1 (3.45%) Ruby on Rails
1 1 (3.45%) STL
1 1 (3.45%) Boost C++ Libraries
Miscellaneous
1 1 (3.45%) Device Driver
1 1 (3.45%) Data Structures
Operating Systems
1 21 (72.41%) Linux
2 17 (58.62%) UNIX
3 6 (20.69%) Windows
Processes & Methodologies
1 6 (20.69%) Configuration Management
2 3 (10.34%) ITIL
2 3 (10.34%) Change Management
2 3 (10.34%) Network Management
3 1 (3.45%) Requirements Analysis
3 1 (3.45%) Software Engineering
3 1 (3.45%) TDD
3 1 (3.45%) Multithreading
Programming Languages
1 1 (3.45%) Ruby
1 1 (3.45%) Python
1 1 (3.45%) C++
1 1 (3.45%) JavaScript
1 1 (3.45%) Bash Shell
Qualifications
1 21 (72.41%) CCNA
1 21 (72.41%) Cisco Certification
2 20 (68.97%) CCNP
3 17 (58.62%) JNCIA
3 17 (58.62%) JNCIP
3 17 (58.62%) CCIE
3 17 (58.62%) CCIP
4 1 (3.45%) CCVP
4 1 (3.45%) VCP4
4 1 (3.45%) SC Cleared
4 1 (3.45%) Security Cleared
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 3 (10.34%) SLA
System Software
1 6 (20.69%) Active Directory
1 6 (20.69%) VMware Infrastructure
Systems Management
1 3 (10.34%) Cisco Prime
Vendors
1 21 (72.41%) Cisco
2 18 (62.07%) Juniper
3 17 (58.62%) BT
4 6 (20.69%) VMware
5 2 (6.90%) F5
5 2 (6.90%) Fortinet
6 1 (3.45%) Perforce