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 18 January 2017 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
18 Jan 2017
Same period 2016 Same period 2015
Point-to-Point Protocol (PPP)
UK
Rank 579 612 586
Rank change year-on-year
+33 -26
Contract jobs citing PPP 21 6 15
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the UK 0.047% 0.012% 0.030%
As % of the Communications & Networking category 0.31% 0.081% 0.20%
Number of daily rates quoted 15 3 12
Median daily rate £325 £325 £300
Median daily rate % change year-on-year
- +8.33%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £300 £325 £215
10% offered a daily rate of more than £378 £385 £348
UK excluding London median daily rate £316 £325 £265
% change year-on-year
-2.69% +22.64%
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 0 2
Median hourly rate - - £34.25
UK excluding London median hourly rate - - £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
6869 7404 7386
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the UK 15.32% 14.56% 14.80%
Number of daily rates quoted 4162 4306 4176
Median daily rate £400 £400 £365
Median daily rate % change year-on-year
- +9.58%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £225 £238 £220
10% offered a daily rate of more than £550 £550 £500
UK excluding London median daily rate £370 £368 £350
% change year-on-year
+0.68% +5.00%
Number of hourly rates quoted 354 373 410
Median hourly rate £28.00 £27.66 £22.69
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year
+1.22% +21.90%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £12.07 £13.92 £12.52
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £55.00 £50.00 £40.00
UK excluding London median hourly rate £25.50 £30.00 £23.75
% change year-on-year
-15.00% +26.31%

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 18 January 2017.

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 17 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 18 January 2017. 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 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 +39 19 £325 -
London - 7 £350 -
South East +24 6 £300 -7.69%
Reading +17 6 £300 -
Berkshire +13 6 £300 -
South West - 3 £345 -
Bristol - 2 £360 -
Birmingham - 2 £313 -
West Midlands - 2 £313 -
Wales - 2 - -
South Wales - 2 - -
Wakefield - 1 £320 -
City of London - 1 £315 -
Yorkshire - 1 £320 -
Wiltshire - 1 £290 -
West Yorkshire - 1 £320 -
Corsham - 1 £290 -

PPP
Top 30 Related IT Skills

For the 6 months to 18 January 2017, 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 22 (75.86%) MPLS
1 22 (75.86%) OSPF
1 22 (75.86%) BGP
2 18 (62.07%) Cisco
2 18 (62.07%) Cisco Certification
2 18 (62.07%) Firewall
3 16 (55.17%) CCNP
4 14 (48.28%) CCNA
5 13 (44.83%) Ethernet
6 11 (37.93%) WAN
6 11 (37.93%) Finance
7 10 (34.48%) VLAN
7 10 (34.48%) CCIE
7 10 (34.48%) IPsec
7 10 (34.48%) VPN
7 10 (34.48%) Juniper
7 10 (34.48%) HSRP
8 9 (31.03%) Cisco IOS
8 9 (31.03%) L2TP
9 8 (27.59%) Frame Relay
9 8 (27.59%) xDSL
10 7 (24.14%) Telecoms
10 7 (24.14%) Data Centre
10 7 (24.14%) Wireless
10 7 (24.14%) EIGRP
10 7 (24.14%) TCP/IP
10 7 (24.14%) ATM
11 6 (20.69%) Linux
11 6 (20.69%) LAN
11 6 (20.69%) CheckPoint

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 (13.79%) Exchange Server 2010
1 4 (13.79%) Exchange Server 2013
1 4 (13.79%) MS Exchange
Applications
1 3 (10.34%) MS Office
2 2 (6.90%) MS Excel
2 2 (6.90%) MS PowerPoint
Cloud Services
1 5 (17.24%) Office 365
Communications & Networking
1 22 (75.86%) BGP
1 22 (75.86%) MPLS
1 22 (75.86%) OSPF
2 18 (62.07%) Firewall
3 13 (44.83%) Ethernet
4 11 (37.93%) WAN
5 10 (34.48%) HSRP
5 10 (34.48%) IPsec
5 10 (34.48%) VLAN
5 10 (34.48%) VPN
6 9 (31.03%) Cisco IOS
6 9 (31.03%) L2TP
7 8 (27.59%) Frame Relay
7 8 (27.59%) xDSL
8 7 (24.14%) ATM
8 7 (24.14%) EIGRP
8 7 (24.14%) TCP/IP
8 7 (24.14%) Wireless
9 6 (20.69%) Internet
9 6 (20.69%) LAN
Development Applications
1 4 (13.79%) JIRA
2 2 (6.90%) Oracle Forms
General
1 11 (37.93%) Finance
2 7 (24.14%) Telecoms
3 3 (10.34%) Multimedia
4 2 (6.90%) Electronics
4 2 (6.90%) Legal
Job Titles
1 16 (55.17%) Network Engineer
2 4 (13.79%) Firewall Engineer
2 4 (13.79%) Test Manager
3 3 (10.34%) Cisco Engineer
3 3 (10.34%) Cisco Network Engineer
3 3 (10.34%) Telephony Manager
3 3 (10.34%) Unified Communications Manager
4 2 (6.90%) LAN Engineer
4 2 (6.90%) LAN/WAN Engineer
4 2 (6.90%) Migration Manager
4 2 (6.90%) NOC Engineer
4 2 (6.90%) SC Cleared Network Engineer
4 2 (6.90%) WAN Engineer
5 1 (3.45%) Cisco Consultant
5 1 (3.45%) Data Consultant
5 1 (3.45%) Project Coordinator
5 1 (3.45%) Senior Cisco Consultant
5 1 (3.45%) Senior Network Consultant
5 1 (3.45%) Switch Engineer
5 1 (3.45%) Technical Engineer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 6 (20.69%) 802.1X
2 2 (6.90%) OpenEmbedded
2 2 (6.90%) OpenGL
2 2 (6.90%) WebKit
2 2 (6.90%) Yocto
Miscellaneous
1 7 (24.14%) Data Centre
2 2 (6.90%) Analytical Skills
2 2 (6.90%) Computer Science
2 2 (6.90%) Digital TV
2 2 (6.90%) STB
3 1 (3.45%) Distributed Denial-of-Service
3 1 (3.45%) RSA SecurID
Operating Systems
1 6 (20.69%) Linux
2 5 (17.24%) Windows
2 5 (17.24%) Windows Server
3 4 (13.79%) Windows Server 2008
3 4 (13.79%) Windows Server 2012
4 3 (10.34%) Unix
5 2 (6.90%) Embedded Linux
5 2 (6.90%) Solaris
6 1 (3.45%) Mac OS X
6 1 (3.45%) Mandriva Linux
6 1 (3.45%) Ubuntu
6 1 (3.45%) Windows Server 2003
6 1 (3.45%) Windows XP
Processes & Methodologies
1 5 (17.24%) Load Balancing
1 5 (17.24%) Stress Testing
2 4 (13.79%) Automated Testing
2 4 (13.79%) Migration
2 4 (13.79%) Network Management
2 4 (13.79%) Operational Acceptance Testing
2 4 (13.79%) Resilience Testing
2 4 (13.79%) Test Management
2 4 (13.79%) Test Scripting
2 4 (13.79%) Test Strategy
2 4 (13.79%) User Acceptance Testing
2 4 (13.79%) Virtual Environments
3 3 (10.34%) Change Management
3 3 (10.34%) ITIL
4 2 (6.90%) Agile Software Development
4 2 (6.90%) DRM
4 2 (6.90%) Line Management
4 2 (6.90%) Presales
4 2 (6.90%) Root Cause Analysis
5 1 (3.45%) Kalman Filter
Programming Languages
1 3 (10.34%) C
2 2 (6.90%) C++
2 2 (6.90%) Embedded C++
2 2 (6.90%) SQL
Qualifications
1 18 (62.07%) Cisco Certification
2 16 (55.17%) CCNP
3 14 (48.28%) CCNA
4 10 (34.48%) CCIE
5 6 (20.69%) Security Cleared
6 5 (17.24%) Degree
6 5 (17.24%) SC Cleared
7 2 (6.90%) CCDA
7 2 (6.90%) CCDP
7 2 (6.90%) SCSA
7 2 (6.90%) Sun Certification
8 1 (3.45%) CISSP
8 1 (3.45%) JNCIE
8 1 (3.45%) JNCIP
System Software
1 4 (13.79%) Hyper-V
1 4 (13.79%) VMware Infrastructure
Systems Management
1 4 (13.79%) HP Quality Center
2 2 (6.90%) Cisco Prime
3 1 (3.45%) Cacti
3 1 (3.45%) Cisco CME
3 1 (3.45%) Cisco CUCM
3 1 (3.45%) FortiGate
3 1 (3.45%) SolarWinds Orion
3 1 (3.45%) WhatsUp Gold
Vendors
1 18 (62.07%) Cisco
2 10 (34.48%) Juniper
3 6 (20.69%) CheckPoint
3 6 (20.69%) HP
4 5 (17.24%) Palo Alto
4 5 (17.24%) VMware
5 4 (13.79%) CA
5 4 (13.79%) Meraki
6 3 (10.34%) F5
6 3 (10.34%) Microsoft
7 2 (6.90%) AirMagnet
7 2 (6.90%) Brocade
7 2 (6.90%) Conax
7 2 (6.90%) Huawei
7 2 (6.90%) Nagra
7 2 (6.90%) Oracle
7 2 (6.90%) Sun
7 2 (6.90%) Verimatrix
7 2 (6.90%) Veritas
8 1 (3.45%) Fortinet