The table below looks at the statistics 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 22 September 2014 with a comparison to the same period in 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.

Location
3 months to
22 Sep 2014
Same period 2013 Same period 2012
Point-to-Point Protocol (PPP)
Rank 584 566 583
Rank change year-on-year
-18 +17
Contract jobs citing PPP 22 8 10
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the UK 0.038% 0.015% 0.017%
As % of the Communications & Networking category 0.26% 0.11% 0.11%
Number of daily rates quoted 17 3 1
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£313 £300 £310
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+4.16% -3.22%
UK excluding London average daily rate £311 £275 £310
% change year-on-year
+13.18% -11.29%
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 2 0
Average hourly rate - £26.25 -
UK excluding London average hourly rate - £26.25 -

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
8412 7118 9036
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the UK 14.55% 13.48% 15.45%
Number of daily rates quoted 4643 3883 4097
Average daily rate £365 £360 £350
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+1.38% +2.85%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £225 £210 £200
10% offered a daily rate of more than £500 £500 £480
UK excluding London average daily rate £347 £325 £330
% change year-on-year
+6.76% -1.51%
Number of hourly rates quoted 464 408 696
Average hourly rate £23.00 £22.50 £21.50
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
+2.22% +4.65%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £12.50 £13.00 £12.00
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £45.00 £40.57 £45.00
UK excluding London average hourly rate £22.50 £22.50 £22.50

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 22 September 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 24 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 22 September 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 -22 20 £313 +4.16% 3
London +18 16 £313 +4.16% 1
City of London - 6 £300 - 1
South East -6 3 £281 - 1
Reading - 3 £281 -
Berkshire - 3 £281 -
East of England - 1 £335 -
Hertfordshire - 1 £335 -
Kent - - - -
Surrey - - - -
Worcestershire - - - - 1
South West - - - -
West Midlands - - - - 1
Redditch - - - - 1
Reigate - - - -
Slough - - - -
Southampton - - - - 1
Tunbridge Wells - - - -
Birmingham - - - -
Bracknell - - - -
Cirencester - - - -
Hemel Hempstead - - - -
Gloucestershire - - - -
Hampshire - - - - 1

PPP
Top 30 Related IT Skills

For the 6 months to 22 September 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 21 (58.33%) Cisco
2 20 (55.56%) Cisco Certification
2 20 (55.56%) BGP
3 17 (47.22%) Firewall
4 15 (41.67%) OSPF
4 15 (41.67%) CCIE
4 15 (41.67%) VPN
5 14 (38.89%) CCNP
6 13 (36.11%) EIGRP
6 13 (36.11%) SNMP
6 13 (36.11%) TCP/IP
6 13 (36.11%) UNIX
7 12 (33.33%) Perl
7 12 (33.33%) VRRP
7 12 (33.33%) DMVPN
7 12 (33.33%) HSRP
8 10 (27.78%) Cisco Nexus
8 10 (27.78%) FIX Protocol
9 9 (25.00%) OpenNMS
9 9 (25.00%) TACACS
9 9 (25.00%) RANCID
9 9 (25.00%) FlexPod
10 7 (19.44%) Project Management
10 7 (19.44%) Change Management
10 7 (19.44%) Python
10 7 (19.44%) WAN
11 6 (16.67%) LAN
11 6 (16.67%) Degree
11 6 (16.67%) Finance
11 6 (16.67%) R

PPP
Top Related IT Skills by Category

For the 6 months to 22 September 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.

Cloud Services
1 1 (2.78%) SaaS
Communications & Networking
1 20 (55.56%) BGP
2 17 (47.22%) Firewall
3 15 (41.67%) OSPF
3 15 (41.67%) VPN
4 13 (36.11%) SNMP
4 13 (36.11%) TCP/IP
4 13 (36.11%) EIGRP
5 12 (33.33%) VRRP
5 12 (33.33%) DMVPN
5 12 (33.33%) HSRP
6 10 (27.78%) Cisco Nexus
7 9 (25.00%) TACACS
8 7 (19.44%) WAN
9 6 (16.67%) LAN
10 4 (11.11%) SNA
10 4 (11.11%) Ethernet
10 4 (11.11%) IGRP
10 4 (11.11%) MPLS
10 4 (11.11%) X.25
10 4 (11.11%) Wireless
General
1 6 (16.67%) Finance
2 3 (8.33%) Law
3 2 (5.56%) Telecoms
4 1 (2.78%) Multimedia
Job Titles
1 8 (22.22%) Network Consultant
1 8 (22.22%) Consultant
2 7 (19.44%) Network Engineer
3 6 (16.67%) Cisco Consultant
3 6 (16.67%) Cisco Network Consultant
4 5 (13.89%) Cisco Engineer
5 4 (11.11%) Technical Manager
6 3 (8.33%) Support Engineer
6 3 (8.33%) Integration Engineer
6 3 (8.33%) Transition Manager
6 3 (8.33%) Test Engineer
7 2 (5.56%) Cisco Support Engineer
7 2 (5.56%) Cisco Support
7 2 (5.56%) Programme Director
7 2 (5.56%) Project Manager
7 2 (5.56%) Change Consultant
8 1 (2.78%) Cisco Network Engineer
8 1 (2.78%) 3rd Line Support
8 1 (2.78%) Developer
8 1 (2.78%) NOC Engineer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 10 (27.78%) FIX Protocol
2 2 (5.56%) Web Services
3 1 (2.78%) Middleware
Miscellaneous
1 9 (25.00%) FlexPod
2 2 (5.56%) Open Source
3 1 (2.78%) Analytical Skills
3 1 (2.78%) Smartcard
3 1 (2.78%) Management Information System
3 1 (2.78%) Device Driver
3 1 (2.78%) Handset
Operating Systems
1 13 (36.11%) UNIX
2 1 (2.78%) Windows
2 1 (2.78%) Linux
Processes & Methodologies
1 7 (19.44%) Project Management
1 7 (19.44%) Change Management
2 4 (11.11%) Network Design
3 3 (8.33%) ITIL
3 3 (8.33%) PRINCE2
4 2 (5.56%) Agile Software Development
4 2 (5.56%) Content Management
4 2 (5.56%) Risk Management
4 2 (5.56%) Load Balancing
4 2 (5.56%) Agile Project Management
5 1 (2.78%) Business Transformation
5 1 (2.78%) Performance Analysis
5 1 (2.78%) Network Monitoring
5 1 (2.78%) People Management
5 1 (2.78%) Business Analysis
5 1 (2.78%) Stress Testing
5 1 (2.78%) Test Scripting
5 1 (2.78%) Communications Security
5 1 (2.78%) Test Automation
5 1 (2.78%) Network Management
Programming Languages
1 12 (33.33%) Perl
2 7 (19.44%) Python
3 6 (16.67%) R
4 2 (5.56%) C
4 2 (5.56%) C++
5 1 (2.78%) Java
5 1 (2.78%) Embedded C++
5 1 (2.78%) Assembly Language
5 1 (2.78%) Shell Script
5 1 (2.78%) MATLAB
Qualifications
1 20 (55.56%) Cisco Certification
2 15 (41.67%) CCIE
3 14 (38.89%) CCNP
4 6 (16.67%) Degree
5 4 (11.11%) CCNA
6 3 (8.33%) Security Cleared
7 2 (5.56%) CCDA
7 2 (5.56%) SC Cleared
7 2 (5.56%) PRINCE2 Certification
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 1 (2.78%) SLA
Systems Management
1 9 (25.00%) OpenNMS
1 9 (25.00%) RANCID
Vendors
1 21 (58.33%) Cisco
2 3 (8.33%) Nortel
2 3 (8.33%) Juniper
2 3 (8.33%) F5
3 2 (5.56%) Blue Coat
3 2 (5.56%) SonicWALL
3 2 (5.56%) Nokia
3 2 (5.56%) IBM
3 2 (5.56%) CheckPoint
3 2 (5.56%) McAfee
4 1 (2.78%) VMware
4 1 (2.78%) HP
4 1 (2.78%) Novell
4 1 (2.78%) Siemens
4 1 (2.78%) Aruba
4 1 (2.78%) Agilent
4 1 (2.78%) Oracle
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