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 10 December 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
10 Dec 2016
Same period 2015 Same period 2014
Point-to-Point Protocol (PPP)
Rank 597 642 621
Rank change year-on-year
+45 -21
Contract jobs citing PPP 17 7 27
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the UK 0.034% 0.013% 0.048%
As % of the Communications & Networking category 0.23% 0.088% 0.33%
Number of daily rates quoted 13 3 22
Median daily rate £350 £325 £300
Median daily rate % change year-on-year
+7.69% +8.33%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £300 £325 £208
10% offered a daily rate of more than £396 £385 £348
UK excluding London median daily rate £310 £325 £275
% change year-on-year
-4.61% +18.18%
Number of hourly rates quoted 1 0 1
Median hourly rate £42.50 - £28.50
UK excluding London median hourly rate £42.50 - £28.50

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
7452 7952 8182
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the UK 15.04% 14.46% 14.51%
Number of daily rates quoted 4505 4665 4659
Median daily rate £400 £400 £360
Median daily rate % change year-on-year
- +11.11%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £225 £245 £215
10% offered a daily rate of more than £550 £533 £500
UK excluding London median daily rate £375 £375 £350
% change year-on-year
- +7.14%
Number of hourly rates quoted 385 465 438
Median hourly rate £28.00 £22.56 £22.43
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year
+24.11% +0.60%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £13.00 £12.00 £12.50
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £50.00 £45.31 £40.00
UK excluding London median hourly rate £27.50 £22.50 £23.13
% change year-on-year
+22.22% -2.70%

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 10 December 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 14 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 10 December 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 +31 17 £350 +7.69% 1
South East +20 7 £310 -4.61%
London - 7 £350 -
Berkshire +13 6 £300 -
Reading +7 6 £300 -
South West - 2 £333 -
City of London - 1 £315 -
Tunbridge Wells - 1 £550 -
Corsham - 1 £290 -
Manchester - 1 - -
Kent - 1 £550 -
Bristol - 1 £375 -
Wiltshire - 1 £290 -
North West - 1 - -

PPP
Top 30 Related IT Skills

For the 6 months to 10 December 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 19 (70.37%) MPLS
1 19 (70.37%) OSPF
1 19 (70.37%) BGP
2 17 (62.96%) Cisco Certification
2 17 (62.96%) Firewall
3 16 (59.26%) Cisco
4 15 (55.56%) CCNP
5 14 (51.85%) CCNA
6 12 (44.44%) Finance
7 11 (40.74%) Cisco IOS
7 11 (40.74%) Ethernet
7 11 (40.74%) HSRP
8 10 (37.04%) VLAN
9 9 (33.33%) IPsec
9 9 (33.33%) TCP/IP
9 9 (33.33%) VPN
9 9 (33.33%) WAN
9 9 (33.33%) Juniper
10 8 (29.63%) CCIE
10 8 (29.63%) L2TP
10 8 (29.63%) CheckPoint
11 7 (25.93%) Linux
11 7 (25.93%) Wireless
11 7 (25.93%) xDSL
12 6 (22.22%) Cisco ASA
12 6 (22.22%) Data Centre
12 6 (22.22%) EIGRP
12 6 (22.22%) Load Balancing
12 6 (22.22%) ATM
12 6 (22.22%) DHCP

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:

Application Platforms
1 4 (14.81%) Exchange Server 2010
1 4 (14.81%) Exchange Server 2013
1 4 (14.81%) MS Exchange
Applications
1 3 (11.11%) MS Office
2 2 (7.41%) MS Excel
2 2 (7.41%) MS PowerPoint
Cloud Services
1 4 (14.81%) Office 365
Communications & Networking
1 19 (70.37%) BGP
1 19 (70.37%) MPLS
1 19 (70.37%) OSPF
2 17 (62.96%) Firewall
3 11 (40.74%) Cisco IOS
3 11 (40.74%) Ethernet
3 11 (40.74%) HSRP
4 10 (37.04%) VLAN
5 9 (33.33%) IPsec
5 9 (33.33%) TCP/IP
5 9 (33.33%) VPN
5 9 (33.33%) WAN
6 8 (29.63%) L2TP
7 7 (25.93%) Wireless
7 7 (25.93%) xDSL
8 6 (22.22%) ATM
8 6 (22.22%) Cisco ASA
8 6 (22.22%) DHCP
8 6 (22.22%) EIGRP
9 5 (18.52%) LAN
Development Applications
1 3 (11.11%) JIRA
2 2 (7.41%) Oracle Forms
General
1 12 (44.44%) Finance
2 4 (14.81%) Telecoms
3 3 (11.11%) Multimedia
4 2 (7.41%) Legal
Job Titles
1 13 (48.15%) Network Engineer
2 4 (14.81%) Firewall Engineer
2 4 (14.81%) Test Manager
3 3 (11.11%) Cisco Consultant
3 3 (11.11%) Cisco Network Consultant
3 3 (11.11%) Consultant
3 3 (11.11%) Data Consultant
3 3 (11.11%) Network Consultant
3 3 (11.11%) Telephony Manager
3 3 (11.11%) Unified Communications Manager
4 2 (7.41%) Cisco Engineer
4 2 (7.41%) Cisco Network Engineer
4 2 (7.41%) Migration Manager
4 2 (7.41%) NOC Engineer
5 1 (3.70%) Juniper Engineer
5 1 (3.70%) Network Operations Engineer
5 1 (3.70%) Operations Engineer
5 1 (3.70%) Senior Cisco Consultant
5 1 (3.70%) Senior Network Consultant
5 1 (3.70%) Technical Operations Engineer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 5 (18.52%) 802.1X
2 3 (11.11%) OpenEmbedded
2 3 (11.11%) OpenGL
2 3 (11.11%) WebKit
2 3 (11.11%) Yocto
Miscellaneous
1 6 (22.22%) Data Centre
2 3 (11.11%) Digital TV
2 3 (11.11%) STB
3 2 (7.41%) Analytical Skills
4 1 (3.70%) Distributed Denial-of-Service
4 1 (3.70%) RSA SecurID
Operating Systems
1 7 (25.93%) Linux
2 5 (18.52%) Windows
2 5 (18.52%) Windows Server
3 4 (14.81%) Windows Server 2008
3 4 (14.81%) Windows Server 2012
4 3 (11.11%) Embedded Linux
4 3 (11.11%) Unix
5 2 (7.41%) Solaris
6 1 (3.70%) Mac OS X
6 1 (3.70%) Mandriva Linux
6 1 (3.70%) Ubuntu
6 1 (3.70%) Windows Server 2003
6 1 (3.70%) Windows XP
Processes & Methodologies
1 6 (22.22%) Load Balancing
2 4 (14.81%) Migration
2 4 (14.81%) Network Management
2 4 (14.81%) Stress Testing
2 4 (14.81%) Test Management
2 4 (14.81%) Virtual Environments
3 3 (11.11%) Agile Software Development
3 3 (11.11%) Automated Testing
3 3 (11.11%) Change Management
3 3 (11.11%) DRM
3 3 (11.11%) High Availability
3 3 (11.11%) ITIL
3 3 (11.11%) Network Design
3 3 (11.11%) Operational Acceptance Testing
3 3 (11.11%) Resilience Testing
3 3 (11.11%) Stakeholder Management
3 3 (11.11%) Test Scripting
3 3 (11.11%) Test Strategy
3 3 (11.11%) User Acceptance Testing
4 2 (7.41%) Line Management
Programming Languages
1 3 (11.11%) C
1 3 (11.11%) C++
1 3 (11.11%) Embedded C++
2 2 (7.41%) SQL
Qualifications
1 17 (62.96%) Cisco Certification
2 15 (55.56%) CCNP
3 14 (51.85%) CCNA
4 8 (29.63%) CCIE
5 4 (14.81%) Security Cleared
6 3 (11.11%) Degree
6 3 (11.11%) SC Cleared
7 2 (7.41%) SCSA
7 2 (7.41%) Sun Certification
8 1 (3.70%) CISSP
8 1 (3.70%) JNCIE
8 1 (3.70%) JNCIP
System Software
1 4 (14.81%) Hyper-V
1 4 (14.81%) VMware Infrastructure
Systems Management
1 3 (11.11%) HP Quality Center
2 1 (3.70%) Cacti
2 1 (3.70%) Cisco CME
2 1 (3.70%) Cisco CUCM
2 1 (3.70%) Cisco Prime
2 1 (3.70%) FortiGate
2 1 (3.70%) SolarWinds Orion
2 1 (3.70%) WhatsUp Gold
Vendors
1 16 (59.26%) Cisco
2 9 (33.33%) Juniper
3 8 (29.63%) CheckPoint
4 5 (18.52%) HP
4 5 (18.52%) Palo Alto
4 5 (18.52%) VMware
5 4 (14.81%) Meraki
6 3 (11.11%) CA
6 3 (11.11%) Conax
6 3 (11.11%) F5
6 3 (11.11%) Fortinet
6 3 (11.11%) Microsoft
6 3 (11.11%) Nagra
6 3 (11.11%) Verimatrix
7 2 (7.41%) Brocade
7 2 (7.41%) Huawei
7 2 (7.41%) Oracle
7 2 (7.41%) Sun
7 2 (7.41%) Veritas
8 1 (3.70%) Extreme Networks