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 31 July 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
31 Jul 2015
Same period 2014 Same period 2013
Layer 2 Tunneling Protocol (L2TP)
Rank 600 604 574
Rank change year-on-year
+4 -30
Contract jobs citing L2TP 20 7 5
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the UK 0.035% 0.013% 0.010%
As % of the Communications & Networking category 0.26% 0.092% 0.072%
Number of daily rates quoted 13 2 4
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£375 £450 £300
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
-16.66% +50.00%
UK excluding London average daily rate £208 £450 -
% change year-on-year
-53.88% -
Number of hourly rates quoted 3 0 0
Average hourly rate £47.83 - -
UK excluding London average 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
7831 7646 6987
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the UK 13.77% 13.99% 13.67%
Number of daily rates quoted 4478 4078 3617
Average daily rate £375 £360 £350
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+4.16% +2.85%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £225 £210 £198
10% offered a daily rate of more than £500 £500 £488
UK excluding London average daily rate £350 £336 £320
% change year-on-year
+4.27% +4.88%
Number of hourly rates quoted 477 416 465
Average hourly rate £21.50 £20.00 £25.00
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
+7.50% -20.00%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £12.35 £12.00 £13.50
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £47.83 £42.50 £42.50
UK excluding London average hourly rate £21.76 £20.00 £25.50
% change year-on-year
+8.81% -21.56%

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
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 31 July 2015.

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 average contractor rates quoted in IT jobs citing L2TP within the UK over the 3 months to 31 July 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 -11 20 £375 -16.66% 2
South East -1 11 £208 - 1
London - 9 £388 -
Berkshire +10 7 £208 -
Portsmouth - 4 £325 -
Hampshire - 4 £325 -
Slough - 3 £208 -
Reading -3 1 £495 -
City of London - 1 £375 -

L2TP
Top 30 Related IT Skills

For the 6 months to 31 July 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 24 (85.71%) MPLS
1 24 (85.71%) BGP
2 20 (71.43%) Broadband
3 17 (60.71%) IPv4
4 16 (57.14%) IPv6
4 16 (57.14%) Cisco Certification
5 15 (53.57%) CCNA
5 15 (53.57%) OSPF
6 13 (46.43%) CCNP
6 13 (46.43%) PPP
7 12 (42.86%) Cisco
8 11 (39.29%) Juniper
8 11 (39.29%) Ethernet
8 11 (39.29%) HSRP
9 10 (35.71%) DNS
9 10 (35.71%) Linux
10 9 (32.14%) UNIX
10 9 (32.14%) VPN
10 9 (32.14%) WAN
10 9 (32.14%) CCIE
10 9 (32.14%) Data Centre
11 8 (28.57%) CCIP
11 8 (28.57%) LAN
11 8 (28.57%) JNCIA
12 7 (25.00%) JNCIP
12 7 (25.00%) Cisco IOS
12 7 (25.00%) RSVP
12 7 (25.00%) VRRP
12 7 (25.00%) BT
12 7 (25.00%) Telecoms

L2TP
Top Related IT Skills by Category

For the 6 months to 31 July 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 24 (85.71%) MPLS
1 24 (85.71%) BGP
2 20 (71.43%) Broadband
3 17 (60.71%) IPv4
4 16 (57.14%) IPv6
5 15 (53.57%) OSPF
6 13 (46.43%) PPP
7 11 (39.29%) Ethernet
7 11 (39.29%) HSRP
8 10 (35.71%) DNS
9 9 (32.14%) VPN
9 9 (32.14%) WAN
10 8 (28.57%) LAN
11 7 (25.00%) RSVP
11 7 (25.00%) VRRP
11 7 (25.00%) Cisco IOS
11 7 (25.00%) BT 21CN
11 7 (25.00%) IOS XR
11 7 (25.00%) Junos
12 6 (21.43%) 3G
General
1 7 (25.00%) Telecoms
Job Titles
1 12 (42.86%) Network Engineer
2 9 (32.14%) IP Engineer
3 7 (25.00%) Operations Engineer
3 7 (25.00%) Implementation Engineer
4 4 (14.29%) Support Engineer
4 4 (14.29%) Test Engineer
5 3 (10.71%) Designer
6 2 (7.14%) Infrastructure Engineer
6 2 (7.14%) IP Network Engineer
7 1 (3.57%) Senior Network Support
7 1 (3.57%) Senior Network Support Engineer
7 1 (3.57%) Network Support Engineer
7 1 (3.57%) Senior Network Engineer
7 1 (3.57%) Network Support
7 1 (3.57%) Senior Support Engineer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 7 (25.00%) 802.1X
2 3 (10.71%) CSS
Miscellaneous
1 9 (32.14%) Data Centre
2 7 (25.00%) User Experience
3 3 (10.71%) Analytical Skills
Operating Systems
1 10 (35.71%) Linux
2 9 (32.14%) UNIX
3 4 (14.29%) Windows
Processes & Methodologies
1 6 (21.43%) Change Control
2 4 (14.29%) Network Design
3 3 (10.71%) Service Delivery
4 1 (3.57%) Configuration Management
4 1 (3.57%) Load Balancing
4 1 (3.57%) Network Architecture
Programming Languages
1 2 (7.14%) Python
2 1 (3.57%) Shell Script
2 1 (3.57%) Perl
Qualifications
1 16 (57.14%) Cisco Certification
2 15 (53.57%) CCNA
3 13 (46.43%) CCNP
4 9 (32.14%) CCIE
5 8 (28.57%) CCIP
5 8 (28.57%) JNCIA
6 7 (25.00%) JNCIP
7 3 (10.71%) Degree
7 3 (10.71%) SC Cleared
7 3 (10.71%) Security Cleared
8 1 (3.57%) CCSP
8 1 (3.57%) CCVP
System Software
1 5 (17.86%) VMware Infrastructure
2 4 (14.29%) Active Directory
Systems Management
1 3 (10.71%) OpenView
1 3 (10.71%) Cacti
Vendors
1 12 (42.86%) Cisco
2 11 (39.29%) Juniper
3 7 (25.00%) BT
4 5 (17.86%) VMware
5 3 (10.71%) Nokia Solutions and Networks
5 3 (10.71%) HP
6 1 (3.57%) F5