The table below looks at the statistics for PPP skills in IT contracts advertised across the UK. Included is a guide to the contractor rates offered in IT contracts that have cited PPP over the 3 months to 25 July 2016 with a comparison to the same period over 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.

3 months to
25 Jul 2016
Same period 2015 Same period 2014
Point-to-Point Protocol (PPP)
Rank 650 625 600
Rank change year-on-year
-25 -25
Contract jobs citing PPP 11 17 10
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the UK 0.020% 0.030% 0.019%
As % of the Communications & Networking category 0.13% 0.21% 0.13%
Number of daily rates quoted 5 12 5
Median daily rate £338 £375 £335
Median daily rate % change year-on-year
-10.00% +11.94%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £321 £208 £297
10% offered a daily rate of more than £475 £450 £540
UK excluding London median daily rate £338 £208 £335
% change year-on-year
+62.65% -38.05%
Number of hourly rates quoted 1 1 0
Median hourly rate £45.00 £34.80 -
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year
+29.31% -
UK excluding London median hourly rate £45.00 £34.80 -
% change year-on-year
+29.31% -

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
8769 7967 7521
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the UK 16.23% 13.99% 13.96%
Number of daily rates quoted 5350 4544 3991
Median daily rate £400 £375 £350
Median daily rate % change year-on-year
+6.66% +7.14%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £240 £225 £210
10% offered a daily rate of more than £550 £500 £500
UK excluding London median daily rate £365 £350 £330
% change year-on-year
+4.28% +6.06%
Number of hourly rates quoted 427 483 433
Median hourly rate £28.50 £21.00 £20.00
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year
+35.71% +5.00%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £12.50 £12.35 £11.50
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £47.83 £45.00 £42.50
UK excluding London median hourly rate £30.00 £21.53 £20.00
% change year-on-year
+39.37% +7.62%

PPP
Jobs Demand Trend

The demand trend of contract jobs citing PPP as a proportion of all IT contracts with a match in 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 25 July 2016.

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 11 Contract Locations

The table below looks at the demand and provides a guide to the median contractor rates quoted in IT jobs citing PPP within the UK over the 3 months to 25 July 2016. 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
(Click see detailed
statistics and trends)
Rank Change
on Same Period
Last Year
Matching
Contract
IT Job Ads
Median
Daily Rate
Last 3 Months
Median Daily Rate
% Change
on Same Period
Last Year
Live
Job
Vacancies
England -13 7 £338 -10.00% 2
Scotland +3 4 - - 1
Edinburgh - 4 - - 1
Reading +5 3 £475 -4.04%
South East -2 3 £475 +128.91% 1
Berkshire -5 3 £475 +128.91%
Birmingham - 2 £338 -
West Midlands - 2 £338 -
London -12 1 - - 1
North West - 1 - -
Manchester - 1 - -

PPP
Top 30 Related IT Skills

For the 6 months to 25 July 2016, IT contractor jobs citing PPP also mentioned the following skills in order of popularity. The figures indicate the number co-occurrences and its proportion to all contract ads with a requirement for PPP.

1 15 (68.18%) Wireless
2 13 (59.09%) Cisco
3 12 (54.55%) WAN
3 12 (54.55%) OSPF
3 12 (54.55%) BGP
4 11 (50.00%) Firewall
4 11 (50.00%) CCNP
4 11 (50.00%) Cisco Certification
5 10 (45.45%) TCP/IP
5 10 (45.45%) EIGRP
5 10 (45.45%) MPLS
6 9 (40.91%) Load Balancing
6 9 (40.91%) Data Centre
6 9 (40.91%) C
6 9 (40.91%) CCIE
7 8 (36.36%) Embedded C
7 8 (36.36%) 3G
7 8 (36.36%) Telecoms
7 8 (36.36%) VHDL
7 8 (36.36%) Embedded Software Development
7 8 (36.36%) LTE
7 8 (36.36%) Software Engineering
8 7 (31.82%) VPN
8 7 (31.82%) LAN
9 6 (27.27%) ATM
9 6 (27.27%) SSL
9 6 (27.27%) CCNA
9 6 (27.27%) Finance
9 6 (27.27%) CheckPoint
9 6 (27.27%) L2TP

PPP
Top Related IT Skills by Category

The follow tables expand on the table above by listing co-occurrences grouped by category. The same job type, locality and period is covered with up to 20 co-occurrences shown in each of the following categories:

Communications & Networking
1 15 (68.18%) Wireless
2 12 (54.55%) BGP
2 12 (54.55%) OSPF
2 12 (54.55%) WAN
3 11 (50.00%) Firewall
4 10 (45.45%) EIGRP
4 10 (45.45%) MPLS
4 10 (45.45%) TCP/IP
5 8 (36.36%) 3G
5 8 (36.36%) LTE
6 7 (31.82%) LAN
6 7 (31.82%) VPN
7 6 (27.27%) ATM
7 6 (27.27%) Cisco IOS
7 6 (27.27%) HSRP
7 6 (27.27%) L2TP
7 6 (27.27%) SSL
7 6 (27.27%) VLAN
8 5 (22.73%) DMVPN
8 5 (22.73%) X.25
General
1 8 (36.36%) Telecoms
2 6 (27.27%) Finance
Job Titles
1 8 (36.36%) Embedded Engineer
1 8 (36.36%) Embedded Software Engineer
1 8 (36.36%) Software Engineer
1 8 (36.36%) VHDL Engineer
2 5 (22.73%) Cisco Consultant
2 5 (22.73%) Cisco Network Consultant
2 5 (22.73%) Consultant
2 5 (22.73%) Data Consultant
2 5 (22.73%) Network Consultant
2 5 (22.73%) Network Engineer
3 2 (9.09%) Cisco Engineer
4 1 (4.55%) Architect
4 1 (4.55%) Cisco Architect
4 1 (4.55%) Cisco Network Architect
4 1 (4.55%) Cisco Network Engineer
4 1 (4.55%) Cisco Specialist
4 1 (4.55%) Design Engineer
4 1 (4.55%) Network Architect
4 1 (4.55%) Senior Cisco Consultant
4 1 (4.55%) Senior Network Consultant
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 2 (9.09%) 802.1X
2 1 (4.55%) OpenGL
2 1 (4.55%) WebKit
Miscellaneous
1 9 (40.91%) Data Centre
2 8 (36.36%) VHDL
3 1 (4.55%) Digital TV
3 1 (4.55%) RSA SecurID
3 1 (4.55%) STB
Operating Systems
1 3 (13.64%) Linux
2 2 (9.09%) Unix
3 1 (4.55%) Embedded Linux
3 1 (4.55%) Mac OS X
3 1 (4.55%) Windows
Processes & Methodologies
1 9 (40.91%) Load Balancing
2 8 (36.36%) Embedded Software Development
2 8 (36.36%) Software Engineering
3 6 (27.27%) Network Design
4 5 (22.73%) High Availability
4 5 (22.73%) Stakeholder Management
5 3 (13.64%) Capacity Management
5 3 (13.64%) Root Cause Analysis
6 2 (9.09%) Migration
7 1 (4.55%) Agile Software Development
7 1 (4.55%) DRM
7 1 (4.55%) ITIL
7 1 (4.55%) Network Monitoring
Programming Languages
1 9 (40.91%) C
2 8 (36.36%) Embedded C
3 1 (4.55%) C++
3 1 (4.55%) Embedded C++
Qualifications
1 11 (50.00%) CCNP
1 11 (50.00%) Cisco Certification
2 9 (40.91%) CCIE
3 6 (27.27%) CCNA
4 1 (4.55%) CISSP
4 1 (4.55%) JNCIE
4 1 (4.55%) JNCIP
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 1 (4.55%) SLA
Systems Management
1 2 (9.09%) FortiGate
2 1 (4.55%) OpenView
Vendors
1 13 (59.09%) Cisco
2 6 (27.27%) CheckPoint
3 5 (22.73%) Fortinet
4 4 (18.18%) Juniper
5 3 (13.64%) Extreme Networks
6 2 (9.09%) Nokia
7 1 (4.55%) CA
7 1 (4.55%) Conax
7 1 (4.55%) IronPort
7 1 (4.55%) Nagra
7 1 (4.55%) Novell
7 1 (4.55%) Palo Alto
7 1 (4.55%) Verimatrix