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 11 February 2016 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
11 Feb 2016
Same period 2015 Same period 2014
Point-to-Point Protocol (PPP)
Rank 620 604 585
Rank change year-on-year
-16 -19
Contract jobs citing PPP 6 8 3
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the UK 0.012% 0.015% 0.006%
As % of the Communications & Networking category 0.080% 0.10% 0.045%
Number of daily rates quoted 1 5 2
Average daily rate £400 £300 £313
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+33.33% -4.00%
UK excluding London average daily rate £400 £203 £313
% change year-on-year
+97.53% -35.20%
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 2 0
Average hourly rate - £34.25 -
UK excluding London average 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
7512 7718 6671
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the UK 14.60% 14.90% 13.42%
Number of daily rates quoted 4416 4287 3494
Average daily rate £380 £375 £375
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+1.33% -
90% offered a daily rate of more than £238 £214 £215
10% offered a daily rate of more than £550 £500 £520
UK excluding London average daily rate £363 £350 £350
% change year-on-year
+3.57% -
Number of hourly rates quoted 332 445 391
Average hourly rate £28.69 £24.00 £19.50
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
+19.53% +23.07%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £13.50 £13.00 £12.00
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £50.00 £40.50 £41.00
UK excluding London average hourly rate £30.00 £26.00 £21.00
% change year-on-year
+15.38% +23.80%

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
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 9 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 11 February 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
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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 -5 5 £400 +33.33% 6
South East - 5 £400 - 2
Hampshire - 3 - -
Scotland -4 1 - -
Edinburgh -14 1 - -
Reading - 1 - - 1
Abingdon - 1 £400 -
Berkshire - 1 - - 2
Oxfordshire - 1 £400 -

PPP
Top 30 Related IT Skills

For the 6 months to 11 February 2016, 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 7 (50.00%) Cisco
1 7 (50.00%) CCNP
1 7 (50.00%) Cisco Certification
1 7 (50.00%) OSPF
1 7 (50.00%) BGP
2 6 (42.86%) CCNA
2 6 (42.86%) LAN
2 6 (42.86%) WAN
2 6 (42.86%) TCP/IP
2 6 (42.86%) VLAN
3 5 (35.71%) Load Balancing
3 5 (35.71%) CCIE
3 5 (35.71%) Finance
3 5 (35.71%) EIGRP
4 4 (28.57%) 3G
4 4 (28.57%) Firewall
4 4 (28.57%) Wireless
4 4 (28.57%) Telecoms
4 4 (28.57%) ISDN
4 4 (28.57%) ATM
4 4 (28.57%) Data Centre
5 3 (21.43%) HSRP
5 3 (21.43%) AngularJS
5 3 (21.43%) Mobile App
5 3 (21.43%) Mobile Application Development
5 3 (21.43%) Android Development
5 3 (21.43%) iOS Development
5 3 (21.43%) REST
5 3 (21.43%) Node.js
5 3 (21.43%) Embedded Software Development

PPP
Top Related IT Skills by Category

For the 6 months to 11 February 2016, 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 3 (21.43%) Node.js
Cloud Services
1 3 (21.43%) Amazon AWS
1 3 (21.43%) Amazon EC2
Communications & Networking
1 7 (50.00%) BGP
1 7 (50.00%) OSPF
2 6 (42.86%) LAN
2 6 (42.86%) TCP/IP
2 6 (42.86%) VLAN
2 6 (42.86%) WAN
3 5 (35.71%) EIGRP
4 4 (28.57%) 3G
4 4 (28.57%) ATM
4 4 (28.57%) Firewall
4 4 (28.57%) ISDN
4 4 (28.57%) Wireless
5 3 (21.43%) HSRP
5 3 (21.43%) L2TP
5 3 (21.43%) LTE
5 3 (21.43%) MPLS
5 3 (21.43%) PPTP
5 3 (21.43%) X.25
6 2 (14.29%) Cisco PIX
6 2 (14.29%) DNS
Database & Business Intelligence
1 3 (21.43%) MongoDB
General
1 5 (35.71%) Finance
2 4 (28.57%) Telecoms
3 1 (7.14%) Banking
3 1 (7.14%) Corporate Banking
3 1 (7.14%) Investment Banking
Job Titles
1 6 (42.86%) Cisco Engineer
2 5 (35.71%) Network Engineer
3 4 (28.57%) Cisco Consultant
3 4 (28.57%) Cisco Network Consultant
3 4 (28.57%) Cisco Network Engineer
3 4 (28.57%) Consultant
3 4 (28.57%) Network Consultant
3 4 (28.57%) Switch Engineer
4 3 (21.43%) Android Developer
4 3 (21.43%) Applications Developer
4 3 (21.43%) Data Consultant
4 3 (21.43%) Data Network Engineer
4 3 (21.43%) Embedded Engineer
4 3 (21.43%) Embedded Software Engineer
4 3 (21.43%) iOS Android Developer
4 3 (21.43%) iOS Developer
4 3 (21.43%) Mobile Applications Developer
4 3 (21.43%) Mobile Developer
4 3 (21.43%) Software Engineer
4 3 (21.43%) VHDL Engineer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 3 (21.43%) AngularJS
1 3 (21.43%) REST
2 2 (14.29%) CSS
Miscellaneous
1 4 (28.57%) Data Centre
2 3 (21.43%) Mobile App
2 3 (21.43%) VHDL
3 1 (7.14%) Credit Risk
Operating Systems
1 3 (21.43%) Android
1 3 (21.43%) Apple iOS
1 3 (21.43%) Windows
1 3 (21.43%) Windows Mobile
2 2 (14.29%) Linux
3 1 (7.14%) Unix
Processes & Methodologies
1 5 (35.71%) Load Balancing
2 3 (21.43%) Android Development
2 3 (21.43%) Embedded Software Development
2 3 (21.43%) iOS Development
2 3 (21.43%) Mobile Application Development
2 3 (21.43%) Software Engineering
2 3 (21.43%) Stakeholder Management
3 1 (7.14%) Change Management
3 1 (7.14%) Root Cause Analysis
3 1 (7.14%) Service Delivery
Programming Languages
1 3 (21.43%) C
1 3 (21.43%) C++
1 3 (21.43%) Embedded C
1 3 (21.43%) Java
2 1 (7.14%) Perl
2 1 (7.14%) Python
2 1 (7.14%) Shell Script
Qualifications
1 7 (50.00%) CCNP
1 7 (50.00%) Cisco Certification
2 6 (42.86%) CCNA
3 5 (35.71%) CCIE
4 1 (7.14%) CCIP
4 1 (7.14%) CCSP
4 1 (7.14%) JNCIA
4 1 (7.14%) SC Cleared
4 1 (7.14%) Security Cleared
System Software
1 3 (21.43%) Firmware
Systems Management
1 2 (14.29%) Cacti
1 2 (14.29%) OpenView
Vendors
1 7 (50.00%) Cisco
2 3 (21.43%) HP
3 1 (7.14%) F5
3 1 (7.14%) Juniper