The first table below looks at the demand 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 23 July 2014 with a comparison to the same period in the previous 2 years. The second table is for comparison and provides aggregates for all of the Communications & Networking category.

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
23 Jul 2014
Same period 2013 Same period 2012
Point-to-Point Protocol (PPP)
Rank 570 558 584
Rank change year-on-year
-12 +26
Contract jobs citing PPP 10 11 3
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the UK 0.019% 0.022% 0.005%
As % of the Communications & Networking category 0.14% 0.16% 0.033%
Number of daily rates quoted 5 6 0
Average daily rate
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£335 £300 -
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+11.66% -
UK excluding London average daily rate £335 £351 -
% change year-on-year
-4.42% -
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 1 0
Average hourly rate - £22.50 -
UK excluding London average hourly rate - £22.50 -
Communications & Networking Category
UK
Contract IT job ads with a match in the
Communications & Networking category
7382 6928 8973
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the UK 13.71% 13.59% 15.49%
Number of daily rates quoted 3936 3573 3939
Average daily rate £350 £350 £350
90% offered a daily rate of more than £210 £200 £200
10% offered a daily rate of more than £500 £488 £475
UK excluding London average daily rate £330 £320 £325
% change year-on-year
+3.12% -1.53%
Number of hourly rates quoted 402 476 681
Average hourly rate £20.00 £25.00 £22.50
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
-20.00% +11.11%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £11.54 £14.00 £12.50
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £42.50 £42.50 £45.00
UK excluding London average hourly rate £19.75 £25.50 £25.00
% change year-on-year
-22.54% +2.00%

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 23 July 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 20 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 23 July 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 -14 10 £335 +11.66% 5
South East -5 4 £299 -14.76%
London -1 3 - -
Reading - 3 £288 -
Berkshire - 3 £288 -
Hampshire -19 1 £310 -11.55%
Hertfordshire - 1 £335 - 1
East of England - 1 £335 - 1
West Midlands - - - - 1
Nottinghamshire - - - - 1
Worcestershire - - - -
City of London - - - -
East Midlands - - - - 1
Derbyshire - - - -
Birmingham - - - - 1
Bracknell - - - -
Hemel Hempstead - - - -
Redditch - - - -
Slough - - - -
Southampton - - - -

PPP
Top 30 Related IT Skills

For the 6 months to 23 July 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 9 (47.37%) Cisco
2 8 (42.11%) WAN
2 8 (42.11%) Cisco Certification
2 8 (42.11%) BGP
3 7 (36.84%) Firewall
4 6 (31.58%) LAN
4 6 (31.58%) Degree
5 5 (26.32%) Wireless
5 5 (26.32%) Finance
5 5 (26.32%) Python
5 5 (26.32%) ATM
5 5 (26.32%) Ethernet
5 5 (26.32%) OSPF
6 4 (21.05%) Juniper
6 4 (21.05%) MPLS
6 4 (21.05%) VPN
6 4 (21.05%) ISDN
6 4 (21.05%) VoIP
6 4 (21.05%) FDDI
7 3 (15.79%) SMDS
7 3 (15.79%) Frame Relay
7 3 (15.79%) Network Design
7 3 (15.79%) xDSL
7 3 (15.79%) F5
7 3 (15.79%) ITIL
7 3 (15.79%) CCIE
7 3 (15.79%) CCNP
7 3 (15.79%) CCNA
7 3 (15.79%) SNA
7 3 (15.79%) Project Management

PPP
Top Related IT Skills by Category

For the 6 months to 23 July 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.

Business Applications
1 1 (5.26%) Remedy ITSM
Communications & Networking
1 8 (42.11%) WAN
1 8 (42.11%) BGP
2 7 (36.84%) Firewall
3 6 (31.58%) LAN
4 5 (26.32%) ATM
4 5 (26.32%) Ethernet
4 5 (26.32%) Wireless
4 5 (26.32%) OSPF
5 4 (21.05%) MPLS
5 4 (21.05%) FDDI
5 4 (21.05%) VPN
5 4 (21.05%) VoIP
5 4 (21.05%) ISDN
6 3 (15.79%) SNA
6 3 (15.79%) SMDS
6 3 (15.79%) Frame Relay
6 3 (15.79%) IGRP
6 3 (15.79%) X.25
6 3 (15.79%) xDSL
7 2 (10.53%) L2TP
General
1 5 (26.32%) Finance
2 1 (5.26%) Telecoms
Job Titles
1 4 (21.05%) Network Engineer
1 4 (21.05%) Technical Manager
2 3 (15.79%) Consultant
3 2 (10.53%) Test Engineer
3 2 (10.53%) 3rd Line Support
3 2 (10.53%) Network Consultant
3 2 (10.53%) Change Consultant
3 2 (10.53%) Integration Engineer
3 2 (10.53%) Programme Director
4 1 (5.26%) NOC Engineer
4 1 (5.26%) Cisco Support
4 1 (5.26%) Cisco Consultant
4 1 (5.26%) Test and Integration Engineer
4 1 (5.26%) Cisco Security Consultant
4 1 (5.26%) Wireless Engineer
4 1 (5.26%) 3rd Line Support Engineer
4 1 (5.26%) Project Manager
4 1 (5.26%) Support Engineer
4 1 (5.26%) Security Consultant
4 1 (5.26%) Support Consultant
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 2 (10.53%) Web Services
Miscellaneous
1 2 (10.53%) Open Source
2 1 (5.26%) Management Information System
2 1 (5.26%) Handset
2 1 (5.26%) PKI
2 1 (5.26%) Statistics
Operating Systems
1 2 (10.53%) UNIX
2 1 (5.26%) Windows
Processes & Methodologies
1 3 (15.79%) Project Management
1 3 (15.79%) ITIL
1 3 (15.79%) Network Design
2 2 (10.53%) Agile Project Management
2 2 (10.53%) Load Balancing
2 2 (10.53%) PRINCE2
2 2 (10.53%) Agile Software Development
2 2 (10.53%) Content Management
2 2 (10.53%) Change Management
2 2 (10.53%) Risk Management
2 2 (10.53%) Network Monitoring
3 1 (5.26%) Stakeholder Management
3 1 (5.26%) Stress Testing
3 1 (5.26%) Test Scripting
3 1 (5.26%) Test Automation
3 1 (5.26%) Network Management
3 1 (5.26%) Performance Analysis
3 1 (5.26%) Data Analysis
3 1 (5.26%) Business Analysis
Programming Languages
1 5 (26.32%) Python
2 2 (10.53%) Perl
3 1 (5.26%) Shell Script
3 1 (5.26%) MATLAB
3 1 (5.26%) C
3 1 (5.26%) C++
3 1 (5.26%) Java
Qualifications
1 8 (42.11%) Cisco Certification
2 6 (31.58%) Degree
3 3 (15.79%) CCIE
3 3 (15.79%) CCNP
3 3 (15.79%) CCNA
4 2 (10.53%) CCDA
4 2 (10.53%) SC Cleared
4 2 (10.53%) Security Cleared
5 1 (5.26%) PRINCE2 Certification
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 2 (10.53%) SLA
Systems Management
1 1 (5.26%) CiscoWorks
1 1 (5.26%) WhatsUp Gold
Vendors
1 9 (47.37%) Cisco
2 4 (21.05%) Juniper
3 3 (15.79%) CheckPoint
3 3 (15.79%) F5
4 2 (10.53%) McAfee
4 2 (10.53%) Blue Coat
4 2 (10.53%) SonicWALL
4 2 (10.53%) Nortel
4 2 (10.53%) Nokia
4 2 (10.53%) IBM
5 1 (5.26%) HP
5 1 (5.26%) BMC
5 1 (5.26%) Remedy
5 1 (5.26%) SolarWinds
5 1 (5.26%) Aruba
5 1 (5.26%) Agilent
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