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 25 November 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
25 Nov 2014
Same period 2013 Same period 2012
Point-to-Point Protocol (PPP)
Rank 569 572 559
Rank change year-on-year
+3 -13
Contract jobs citing PPP 32 5 10
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the UK 0.056% 0.010% 0.019%
As % of the Communications & Networking category 0.39% 0.072% 0.12%
Number of daily rates quoted 26 1 0
Average daily rate
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Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+9.09% -
UK excluding London average daily rate £275 £275 -
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 1 1
Average hourly rate - £22.50 £15.50
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
- +45.16%
UK excluding London average hourly rate - £22.50 £15.50
% change year-on-year
- +45.16%

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
8109 6984 8132
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the UK 14.25% 13.48% 15.53%
Number of daily rates quoted 4660 3844 3902
Average daily rate £363 £375 £350
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
-3.33% +7.14%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £215 £225 £210
10% offered a daily rate of more than £500 £525 £500
UK excluding London average daily rate £350 £338 £325
% change year-on-year
+3.70% +3.84%
Number of hourly rates quoted 439 463 626
Average hourly rate £22.68 £20.50 £20.00
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
+10.63% +2.50%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £12.50 £12.00 £12.50
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £42.50 £40.00 £42.50
UK excluding London average hourly rate £23.13 £22.50 £21.00
% change year-on-year
+2.77% +7.14%

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 25 November 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 29 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 25 November 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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statistics and historical trends)
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 -14 31 £300 - 1
London +20 22 £300 -
City of London +38 14 £300 -
West Midlands - 4 £155 -
South East -22 3 £275 -
Reading - 3 £275 -
Redditch - 3 £155 -
Berkshire - 3 £275 -
Worcestershire - 3 £155 -
Warwickshire - 1 - -
Studley - 1 - -
Welwyn Garden City - - - -
Cambridgeshire - - - -
Hampshire - - - -
Hertfordshire - - - -
Surrey - - - -
Reigate - - - -
Slough - - - -
Southampton - - - -
Newcastle upon Tyne - - - -
Birmingham - - - -
Camberley - - - -
Cardiff - - - -
South Wales - - - -
Tyne and Wear - - - -
Wales - - - -
Midlands - - - -
North East - - - -
East of England - - - -

PPP
Top 30 Related IT Skills

For the 6 months to 25 November 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 34 (73.91%) BGP
2 32 (69.57%) Cisco
3 31 (67.39%) VPN
4 30 (65.22%) Cisco Certification
5 29 (63.04%) OSPF
5 29 (63.04%) Firewall
6 26 (56.52%) CCNP
7 25 (54.35%) CCIE
7 25 (54.35%) TCP/IP
8 24 (52.17%) SNMP
8 24 (52.17%) UNIX
8 24 (52.17%) EIGRP
9 23 (50.00%) Perl
9 23 (50.00%) VRRP
9 23 (50.00%) DMVPN
9 23 (50.00%) HSRP
10 18 (39.13%) FlexPod
10 18 (39.13%) RANCID
10 18 (39.13%) OpenNMS
10 18 (39.13%) TACACS
11 16 (34.78%) Change Management
12 15 (32.61%) Cisco Nexus
13 8 (17.39%) ATM
13 8 (17.39%) DNS
14 7 (15.22%) WAN
14 7 (15.22%) DHCP
14 7 (15.22%) Python
14 7 (15.22%) ISDN
14 7 (15.22%) MPLS
14 7 (15.22%) Project Management

PPP
Top Related IT Skills by Category

For the 6 months to 25 November 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.

Application Platforms
1 1 (2.17%) MS Project Server
Applications
1 1 (2.17%) MS Project
Cloud Services
1 1 (2.17%) SaaS
Communications & Networking
1 34 (73.91%) BGP
2 31 (67.39%) VPN
3 29 (63.04%) OSPF
3 29 (63.04%) Firewall
4 25 (54.35%) TCP/IP
5 24 (52.17%) SNMP
5 24 (52.17%) EIGRP
6 23 (50.00%) VRRP
6 23 (50.00%) DMVPN
6 23 (50.00%) HSRP
7 18 (39.13%) TACACS
8 15 (32.61%) Cisco Nexus
9 8 (17.39%) ATM
9 8 (17.39%) DNS
10 7 (15.22%) WAN
10 7 (15.22%) DHCP
10 7 (15.22%) ISDN
10 7 (15.22%) MPLS
11 6 (13.04%) IPsec
11 6 (13.04%) DSL
General
1 4 (8.70%) Telecoms
2 3 (6.52%) Law
3 2 (4.35%) Finance
4 1 (2.17%) Banking
4 1 (2.17%) Retail
4 1 (2.17%) Multimedia
4 1 (2.17%) Retail Banking
Job Titles
1 14 (30.43%) Network Engineer
1 14 (30.43%) Cisco Engineer
2 10 (21.74%) Cisco Support
2 10 (21.74%) Support Engineer
2 10 (21.74%) Cisco Support Engineer
3 8 (17.39%) Network Consultant
3 8 (17.39%) Consultant
4 7 (15.22%) Cisco Consultant
4 7 (15.22%) Cisco Network Consultant
5 4 (8.70%) NOC Engineer
5 4 (8.70%) Test Engineer
6 3 (6.52%) Transition Manager
7 2 (4.35%) Integration Engineer
7 2 (4.35%) Programme Director
8 1 (2.17%) Senior Manager
8 1 (2.17%) Architect
8 1 (2.17%) Project Manager
8 1 (2.17%) Programme Manager
8 1 (2.17%) Developer
8 1 (2.17%) Analyst
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 3 (6.52%) Web Services
2 1 (2.17%) Middleware
Miscellaneous
1 18 (39.13%) FlexPod
2 3 (6.52%) Statistics
3 2 (4.35%) Management Information System
3 2 (4.35%) Open Source
4 1 (2.17%) Analytical Skills
4 1 (2.17%) Smartcard
4 1 (2.17%) Device Driver
4 1 (2.17%) Handset
Operating Systems
1 24 (52.17%) UNIX
2 1 (2.17%) Windows
2 1 (2.17%) Linux
Processes & Methodologies
1 16 (34.78%) Change Management
2 7 (15.22%) Project Management
3 5 (10.87%) Load Balancing
4 4 (8.70%) Network Design
4 4 (8.70%) Network Monitoring
5 3 (6.52%) Agile Project Management
5 3 (6.52%) Agile Software Development
5 3 (6.52%) Content Management
6 2 (4.35%) Risk Management
6 2 (4.35%) Configuration Management
6 2 (4.35%) ITIL
6 2 (4.35%) PRINCE2
7 1 (2.17%) Network Management
7 1 (2.17%) Embedded Software Development
7 1 (2.17%) Project Governance
7 1 (2.17%) Change Control
7 1 (2.17%) Performance Analysis
7 1 (2.17%) Business Transformation
7 1 (2.17%) Dependency Management
7 1 (2.17%) OOD
Programming Languages
1 23 (50.00%) Perl
2 7 (15.22%) Python
2 7 (15.22%) R
3 2 (4.35%) C
3 2 (4.35%) C++
4 1 (2.17%) Embedded C++
4 1 (2.17%) Java
4 1 (2.17%) Shell Script
4 1 (2.17%) Assembly Language
4 1 (2.17%) MATLAB
Qualifications
1 30 (65.22%) Cisco Certification
2 26 (56.52%) CCNP
3 25 (54.35%) CCIE
4 5 (10.87%) CCNA
5 1 (2.17%) PRINCE2 Certification
5 1 (2.17%) Degree
5 1 (2.17%) Security Cleared
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 4 (8.70%) SLA
2 1 (2.17%) COREP
2 1 (2.17%) QA
Systems Management
1 18 (39.13%) RANCID
1 18 (39.13%) OpenNMS
2 3 (6.52%) Netcool
3 1 (2.17%) CiscoWorks
3 1 (2.17%) WhatsUp Gold
Vendors
1 32 (69.57%) Cisco
2 3 (6.52%) Juniper
3 2 (4.35%) IBM
4 1 (2.17%) Aruba
4 1 (2.17%) F5
4 1 (2.17%) Oracle
4 1 (2.17%) Remedy
4 1 (2.17%) HP
4 1 (2.17%) Nortel
4 1 (2.17%) Novell
4 1 (2.17%) Siemens
4 1 (2.17%) VMware
4 1 (2.17%) Agilent
4 1 (2.17%) SolarWinds
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