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 28 September 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
28 Sep 2016
Same period 2015 Same period 2014
Point-to-Point Protocol (PPP)
Rank 639 649 613
Rank change year-on-year
+10 -36
Contract jobs citing PPP 9 11 22
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the UK 0.017% 0.019% 0.038%
As % of the Communications & Networking category 0.11% 0.14% 0.26%
Number of daily rates quoted 7 8 17
Median daily rate £365 £208 £313
Median daily rate % change year-on-year
+75.90% -33.60%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £316 £208 £294
10% offered a daily rate of more than £490 £464 £600
UK excluding London median daily rate £365 £208 £311
% change year-on-year
+75.90% -33.33%
Number of hourly rates quoted 1 0 0
Median hourly rate £42.50 - -
UK excluding London median hourly rate £42.50 - -

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
8275 7958 8464
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the UK 15.49% 13.70% 14.79%
Number of daily rates quoted 5051 4574 4675
Median daily rate £400 £380 £365
Median daily rate % change year-on-year
+5.26% +4.10%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £248 £230 £225
10% offered a daily rate of more than £550 £511 £500
UK excluding London median daily rate £370 £360 £345
% change year-on-year
+2.77% +4.34%
Number of hourly rates quoted 419 548 479
Median hourly rate £26.50 £20.50 £22.69
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year
+29.26% -9.65%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £12.50 £12.00 £12.50
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £47.50 £45.00 £45.00
UK excluding London median hourly rate £29.00 £21.01 £22.85
% change year-on-year
+38.06% -8.05%

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 28 September 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 13 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 28 September 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 +19 7 £383 +84.33% 5
South East +11 2 £430 +107.22% 3
London -7 2 £400 -11.11% 2
Bristol - 2 £383 -
South West - 2 £383 -
Reading +21 1 £310 -37.37%
Edinburgh +12 1 - -
Scotland +7 1 - -
Berkshire +3 1 £310 +49.39%
Kent - 1 £550 - 1
Tunbridge Wells - 1 £550 - 1
Manchester - 1 - -
North West - 1 - -

PPP
Top 30 Related IT Skills

For the 6 months to 28 September 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 (75.00%) OSPF
1 15 (75.00%) BGP
2 14 (70.00%) Cisco
3 13 (65.00%) MPLS
4 12 (60.00%) Firewall
4 12 (60.00%) CCNP
4 12 (60.00%) Cisco Certification
4 12 (60.00%) WAN
4 12 (60.00%) TCP/IP
5 11 (55.00%) EIGRP
6 10 (50.00%) CCIE
7 9 (45.00%) Load Balancing
8 8 (40.00%) Cisco IOS
8 8 (40.00%) Finance
8 8 (40.00%) VPN
8 8 (40.00%) Data Centre
8 8 (40.00%) HSRP
9 7 (35.00%) SSL
9 7 (35.00%) ATM
9 7 (35.00%) LAN
9 7 (35.00%) CCNA
9 7 (35.00%) CheckPoint
9 7 (35.00%) Wireless
9 7 (35.00%) VLAN
10 6 (30.00%) Network Design
10 6 (30.00%) L2TP
10 6 (30.00%) Linux
10 6 (30.00%) IPv4
10 6 (30.00%) DNS
10 6 (30.00%) 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 1 (5.00%) Exchange Server 2010
1 1 (5.00%) Exchange Server 2013
1 1 (5.00%) MS Exchange
Applications
1 1 (5.00%) MS Office
Cloud Services
1 1 (5.00%) Office 365
Communications & Networking
1 15 (75.00%) BGP
1 15 (75.00%) OSPF
2 13 (65.00%) MPLS
3 12 (60.00%) Firewall
3 12 (60.00%) TCP/IP
3 12 (60.00%) WAN
4 11 (55.00%) EIGRP
5 8 (40.00%) Cisco IOS
5 8 (40.00%) HSRP
5 8 (40.00%) VPN
6 7 (35.00%) ATM
6 7 (35.00%) LAN
6 7 (35.00%) SSL
6 7 (35.00%) VLAN
6 7 (35.00%) Wireless
7 6 (30.00%) DHCP
7 6 (30.00%) DNS
7 6 (30.00%) IPv4
7 6 (30.00%) L2TP
8 5 (25.00%) Ethernet
Development Applications
1 1 (5.00%) JIRA
General
1 8 (40.00%) Finance
2 1 (5.00%) Multimedia
2 1 (5.00%) Telecoms
Job Titles
1 7 (35.00%) Network Engineer
2 5 (25.00%) Cisco Consultant
2 5 (25.00%) Cisco Network Consultant
2 5 (25.00%) Consultant
2 5 (25.00%) Data Consultant
2 5 (25.00%) Network Consultant
3 2 (10.00%) Architect
3 2 (10.00%) Cisco Engineer
3 2 (10.00%) Test Manager
4 1 (5.00%) Cisco Architect
4 1 (5.00%) Cisco Network Architect
4 1 (5.00%) Cisco Network Engineer
4 1 (5.00%) Design Engineer
4 1 (5.00%) Firewall Engineer
4 1 (5.00%) Network Architect
4 1 (5.00%) Senior Cisco Consultant
4 1 (5.00%) Senior Consultant
4 1 (5.00%) Senior Network Consultant
4 1 (5.00%) Software Engineer
4 1 (5.00%) Solutions Architect
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 5 (25.00%) 802.1X
2 3 (15.00%) OpenEmbedded
2 3 (15.00%) OpenGL
2 3 (15.00%) WebKit
2 3 (15.00%) Yocto
Miscellaneous
1 8 (40.00%) Data Centre
2 3 (15.00%) Digital TV
2 3 (15.00%) STB
3 1 (5.00%) RSA SecurID
Operating Systems
1 6 (30.00%) Linux
2 3 (15.00%) Embedded Linux
2 3 (15.00%) Windows
3 2 (10.00%) Unix
3 2 (10.00%) Windows Server
4 1 (5.00%) Mac OS X
4 1 (5.00%) Mandriva Linux
4 1 (5.00%) Ubuntu
4 1 (5.00%) Windows Server 2003
4 1 (5.00%) Windows Server 2008
4 1 (5.00%) Windows Server 2012
4 1 (5.00%) Windows XP
Processes & Methodologies
1 9 (45.00%) Load Balancing
2 6 (30.00%) Network Design
3 5 (25.00%) High Availability
3 5 (25.00%) Stakeholder Management
4 4 (20.00%) Migration
5 3 (15.00%) Agile Software Development
5 3 (15.00%) Capacity Management
5 3 (15.00%) DRM
5 3 (15.00%) Root Cause Analysis
6 2 (10.00%) Test Management
7 1 (5.00%) Automated Testing
7 1 (5.00%) ITIL
7 1 (5.00%) Kalman Filter
7 1 (5.00%) Resilience Testing
7 1 (5.00%) Software Engineering
7 1 (5.00%) Stress Testing
7 1 (5.00%) Test Scripting
7 1 (5.00%) Test Strategy
7 1 (5.00%) TOGAF
7 1 (5.00%) User Acceptance Testing
Programming Languages
1 3 (15.00%) C
1 3 (15.00%) C++
1 3 (15.00%) Embedded C++
Qualifications
1 12 (60.00%) CCNP
1 12 (60.00%) Cisco Certification
2 10 (50.00%) CCIE
3 7 (35.00%) CCNA
4 1 (5.00%) CISSP
4 1 (5.00%) Degree
4 1 (5.00%) JNCIE
4 1 (5.00%) JNCIP
System Software
1 1 (5.00%) Hyper-V
1 1 (5.00%) VMware Infrastructure
Systems Management
1 3 (15.00%) FortiGate
2 1 (5.00%) Cacti
2 1 (5.00%) Cisco CME
2 1 (5.00%) Cisco CUCM
2 1 (5.00%) Cisco Prime
2 1 (5.00%) HP Quality Center
2 1 (5.00%) OpenView
2 1 (5.00%) SolarWinds Orion
2 1 (5.00%) WhatsUp Gold
Vendors
1 14 (70.00%) Cisco
2 7 (35.00%) CheckPoint
3 5 (25.00%) Fortinet
3 5 (25.00%) Juniper
4 3 (15.00%) CA
4 3 (15.00%) Conax
4 3 (15.00%) Extreme Networks
4 3 (15.00%) Nagra
4 3 (15.00%) Verimatrix
5 2 (10.00%) Palo Alto
6 1 (5.00%) HP
6 1 (5.00%) Meraki
6 1 (5.00%) Microsoft
6 1 (5.00%) Nokia
6 1 (5.00%) Novell
6 1 (5.00%) SolarWinds
6 1 (5.00%) VMware
Tunbridge Wells, Kent
Experis Ltd
Rate: £500.00 - £600.00 per day
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