The table below looks at the statistics for PPP skills in IT contracts advertised across the UK. Included is a guide to the average contractor rates offered in IT contracts that have cited PPP over the 3 months to 21 October 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
21 Oct 2014
Same period 2013 Same period 2012
Point-to-Point Protocol (PPP)
Rank 587 580 574
Rank change year-on-year
-7 -6
Contract jobs citing PPP 31 6 12
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the UK 0.053% 0.011% 0.021%
As % of the Communications & Networking category 0.37% 0.085% 0.14%
Number of daily rates quoted 25 1 1
Average daily rate
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£300 £275 £310
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+9.09% -11.29%
UK excluding London average daily rate £275 £275 £310
% change year-on-year
- -11.29%
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 2 1
Average hourly rate - £26.25 £15.50
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
- +69.35%
UK excluding London average hourly rate - £26.25 £15.50
% change year-on-year
- +69.35%

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
8490 7084 8547
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the UK 14.58% 13.48% 15.30%
Number of daily rates quoted 4793 3869 4051
Average daily rate £364 £375 £355
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
-2.93% +5.63%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £225 £220 £213
10% offered a daily rate of more than £500 £525 £500
UK excluding London average daily rate £348 £325 £340
% change year-on-year
+7.07% -4.41%
Number of hourly rates quoted 465 446 634
Average hourly rate £23.00 £21.75 £21.00
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
+5.74% +3.57%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £12.50 £12.50 £12.35
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £45.00 £40.00 £45.00
UK excluding London average hourly rate £23.13 £22.50 £22.50
% change year-on-year
+2.77% -

PPP
Jobs Demand Trend

This chart provides the 3-month moving total of IT contractor jobs citing PPP within the UK as a proportion of the total demand within the Communications & Networking category.

PPP Jobs Demand Trend in the UK

PPP
Daily Rate Trend

This chart provides the 3-month moving average for daily rates quoted in IT contract jobs citing PPP within the UK.

PPP Daily Rate Trend in the UK

PPP
Daily Rate Histogram

This chart provides a histogram of daily rates quoted in contract IT jobs citing PPP within the UK over the 3 months to 21 October 2014.

PPP Daily Rate Histogram in the UK

PPP
Hourly Rate Trend

This chart provides the 3-month moving average for hourly rates quoted in IT contractor jobs citing PPP within the UK.

PPP Hourly Rate Trend in the UK

PPP
Top 25 Contract Locations

The table below looks at the demand and provides a guide to the average contractor rates quoted in IT jobs citing PPP within the UK over the 3 months to 21 October 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 -3 29 £300 - 7
London +10 21 £313 - 3
City of London - 10 £300 - 1
West Midlands - 4 £155 - 2
South East -20 3 £275 - 1
Reading - 3 £275 -
Redditch - 3 £155 -
Berkshire - 3 £275 -
Worcestershire - 3 £155 -
Warwickshire - 1 - - 2
Studley - 1 - - 1
South West - 1 £750 -
Tyne and Wear - - - -
Midlands - - - -
North East - - - -
Tunbridge Wells - - - -
Gloucestershire - - - -
Hampshire - - - -
Kent - - - -
Surrey - - - - 1
Reigate - - - - 1
Southampton - - - -
Newcastle upon Tyne - - - -
Birmingham - - - -
Cirencester - - - -

PPP
Top 30 Related IT Skills

For the 6 months to 21 October 2014, IT contractor jobs within the UK citing PPP 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 PPP.

1 29 (70.73%) BGP
2 26 (63.41%) Cisco
3 25 (60.98%) Cisco Certification
4 24 (58.54%) OSPF
4 24 (58.54%) VPN
4 24 (58.54%) Firewall
5 21 (51.22%) CCNP
6 19 (46.34%) CCIE
6 19 (46.34%) UNIX
7 18 (43.90%) SNMP
7 18 (43.90%) TCP/IP
7 18 (43.90%) EIGRP
8 17 (41.46%) VRRP
8 17 (41.46%) Perl
8 17 (41.46%) DMVPN
8 17 (41.46%) HSRP
9 14 (34.15%) FIX Protocol
10 13 (31.71%) OpenNMS
10 13 (31.71%) TACACS
10 13 (31.71%) FlexPod
10 13 (31.71%) RANCID
11 11 (26.83%) Change Management
11 11 (26.83%) Cisco Nexus
12 8 (19.51%) MPLS
13 7 (17.07%) DSL
13 7 (17.07%) ATM
13 7 (17.07%) Python
13 7 (17.07%) WAN
13 7 (17.07%) Project Management
13 7 (17.07%) R

PPP
Top Related IT Skills by Category

For the 6 months to 21 October 2014, IT contractor jobs within the UK citing PPP 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 PPP. Up to 20 skills are shown per category.

Cloud Services
1 1 (2.44%) SaaS
Communications & Networking
1 29 (70.73%) BGP
2 24 (58.54%) OSPF
2 24 (58.54%) VPN
2 24 (58.54%) Firewall
3 18 (43.90%) SNMP
3 18 (43.90%) TCP/IP
3 18 (43.90%) EIGRP
4 17 (41.46%) VRRP
4 17 (41.46%) DMVPN
4 17 (41.46%) HSRP
5 13 (31.71%) TACACS
6 11 (26.83%) Cisco Nexus
7 8 (19.51%) MPLS
8 7 (17.07%) DSL
8 7 (17.07%) ATM
8 7 (17.07%) WAN
9 6 (14.63%) ISDN
9 6 (14.63%) LAN
9 6 (14.63%) IPsec
10 5 (12.20%) X.21
General
1 4 (9.76%) Finance
2 3 (7.32%) Law
2 3 (7.32%) Telecoms
3 1 (2.44%) Multimedia
Job Titles
1 12 (29.27%) Network Engineer
2 8 (19.51%) Cisco Engineer
3 7 (17.07%) Network Consultant
3 7 (17.07%) Consultant
3 7 (17.07%) Cisco Consultant
3 7 (17.07%) Cisco Network Consultant
4 6 (14.63%) Support Engineer
5 5 (12.20%) Cisco Support Engineer
5 5 (12.20%) Cisco Support
6 4 (9.76%) Test Engineer
6 4 (9.76%) NOC Engineer
7 3 (7.32%) Transition Manager
7 3 (7.32%) Technical Manager
8 2 (4.88%) Integration Engineer
8 2 (4.88%) Programme Director
9 1 (2.44%) Senior Programme Manager
9 1 (2.44%) Cisco Network Engineer
9 1 (2.44%) 3rd Line Support
9 1 (2.44%) Senior Manager
9 1 (2.44%) Project Manager
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 14 (34.15%) FIX Protocol
2 3 (7.32%) Web Services
3 1 (2.44%) Middleware
Miscellaneous
1 13 (31.71%) FlexPod
2 2 (4.88%) Management Information System
2 2 (4.88%) Statistics
2 2 (4.88%) Open Source
3 1 (2.44%) Device Driver
3 1 (2.44%) Handset
3 1 (2.44%) Analytical Skills
3 1 (2.44%) Smartcard
Operating Systems
1 19 (46.34%) UNIX
2 1 (2.44%) Windows
2 1 (2.44%) Linux
Processes & Methodologies
1 11 (26.83%) Change Management
2 7 (17.07%) Project Management
3 6 (14.63%) Load Balancing
4 4 (9.76%) Network Design
4 4 (9.76%) Network Monitoring
5 3 (7.32%) Agile Software Development
5 3 (7.32%) Content Management
5 3 (7.32%) Agile Project Management
5 3 (7.32%) ITIL
6 2 (4.88%) PRINCE2
6 2 (4.88%) Configuration Management
6 2 (4.88%) Risk Management
7 1 (2.44%) Validation
7 1 (2.44%) Migration
7 1 (2.44%) Stakeholder Management
7 1 (2.44%) OOD
7 1 (2.44%) Stress Testing
7 1 (2.44%) Test Scripting
7 1 (2.44%) Communications Security
7 1 (2.44%) Test Automation
Programming Languages
1 17 (41.46%) Perl
2 7 (17.07%) Python
2 7 (17.07%) R
3 2 (4.88%) C
3 2 (4.88%) C++
4 1 (2.44%) Java
4 1 (2.44%) Embedded C++
4 1 (2.44%) Assembly Language
4 1 (2.44%) Shell Script
4 1 (2.44%) MATLAB
Qualifications
1 25 (60.98%) Cisco Certification
2 21 (51.22%) CCNP
3 19 (46.34%) CCIE
4 4 (9.76%) Degree
4 4 (9.76%) CCNA
5 1 (2.44%) PRINCE2 Certification
5 1 (2.44%) Security Cleared
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 3 (7.32%) SLA
Systems Management
1 13 (31.71%) OpenNMS
1 13 (31.71%) RANCID
2 3 (7.32%) Netcool
Vendors
1 26 (63.41%) Cisco
2 3 (7.32%) Juniper
3 2 (4.88%) IBM
4 1 (2.44%) HP
4 1 (2.44%) Nortel
4 1 (2.44%) Novell
4 1 (2.44%) Siemens
4 1 (2.44%) VMware
4 1 (2.44%) Agilent
4 1 (2.44%) Aruba
4 1 (2.44%) F5
4 1 (2.44%) Oracle
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