The following table provides summary statistics for contract job vacancies advertised in England with a requirement for L2TP skills. Included is a benchmarking guide to the contractor rates offered in vacancies that have cited L2TP over the 3 months to 28 March 2017 with a comparison to the same period in the previous 2 years.

Note that daily and hourly rates are treated separately in these statistics. When calculating contractor rate percentiles, daily rates are never derived from quoted hourly rates or vice versa.

Layer 2 Tunneling Protocol (L2TP)
UK / England
3 months to
28 Mar 2017
Same period 2016 Same period 2015
Rank 581 611 592
Rank change year-on-year +30 -19  
Contract jobs citing L2TP 2 3 13
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in England 0.005% 0.006% 0.026%
As % of the Communications & Networking category 0.033% 0.041% 0.18%
Number of daily rates quoted 0 0 1
Median daily rate - - £363
UK excluding London median daily rate - - £363
Number of hourly rates quoted 1 2 0
Median hourly rate £49.19 £47.83 -
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year +2.84% -  
UK excluding London median hourly rate £30.00 £47.83 £30.00
% change year-on-year -37.27% +59.43%  

L2TP is in the communications and computer networking skills category. The next table is for comparison with the above and provides summary statistics for all contract job vacancies advertised in England with a requirement for communications and computer networking skills.

Contract Communications & Computer Network Skills
England
Contract job vacancies with a requirement for communications and computer networking skills 6035 7275 7369
As % of all contract IT job vacancies advertised in England 14.51% 14.73% 15.02%
Number of daily rates quoted 3739 4421 4072
Median daily rate £405 £385 £370
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +5.19% +4.05%  
90% offered a daily rate of more than £245 £235 £213
10% offered a daily rate of more than £550 £550 £500
UK excluding London median daily rate £375 £363 £347
% change year-on-year +3.44% +4.32%  
Number of hourly rates quoted 323 307 412
Median hourly rate £22.50 £27.66 £26.00
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year -18.65% +6.38%  
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £12.50 £12.95 £13.00
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £50.00 £50.00 £47.22
UK excluding London median hourly rate £22.14 £37.50 £30.00
% change year-on-year -40.96% +25.00%  

L2TP
Job Vacancy Trend in England

The job posting trend of jobs advertised in England citing L2TP as a proportion of all contract or permanent IT jobs with a match in the Communications & Networking category.

Job vacancy trend for L2TP in England

L2TP
Contractor Daily Rate Trend in England

This chart provides the 3-month moving average for daily rates quoted in contract jobs citing L2TP in England.

Contractor daily rate trend for L2TP in England

L2TP
Contractor Hourly Rate Trend in England

This chart provides the 3-month moving average for contractor hourly rates quoted in IT jobs citing L2TP in England.

Contractor hourly rate trend for L2TP in England

L2TP
Contract Job Locations in England

The table below looks at the demand and provides a guide to the median contractor rates quoted in IT jobs citing L2TP within the England region over the 3 months to 28 March 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
London - 2 - - 2
L2TP
UK

For the 6 months to 28 March 2017, IT contractor jobs citing L2TP also mentioned the following skills in order of popularity. The figures indicate the number co-occurrences and its proportion to all contract ads across the England region with a requirement for L2TP.

1 12 (100.00%) Cisco
1 12 (100.00%) Cisco Certification
1 12 (100.00%) MPLS
1 12 (100.00%) OSPF
1 12 (100.00%) IPsec
2 10 (83.33%) CCNP
3 9 (75.00%) SNMP
3 9 (75.00%) Network Management
4 7 (58.33%) Data Centre
4 7 (58.33%) BGP
4 7 (58.33%) Ethernet
4 7 (58.33%) PPP
4 7 (58.33%) Juniper
5 6 (50.00%) 802.11
5 6 (50.00%) Firewall
5 6 (50.00%) EIGRP
5 6 (50.00%) VMware
5 6 (50.00%) 802.1X
5 6 (50.00%) SSH
5 6 (50.00%) Security Cleared
5 6 (50.00%) Cisco ASA
6 5 (41.67%) NAS
6 5 (41.67%) VMware Infrastructure
6 5 (41.67%) iSCSI
6 5 (41.67%) SC Cleared
6 5 (41.67%) Network Design
6 5 (41.67%) Nessus
6 5 (41.67%) VMware ESXi
6 5 (41.67%) WhatsUp Gold
6 5 (41.67%) vSphere

L2TP
Co-occurring IT Skills in England 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:

Applications
1 5 (41.67%) MS Office
1 5 (41.67%) MS Visio
2 2 (16.67%) MS Excel
Communications & Networking
1 12 (100.00%) IPsec
1 12 (100.00%) MPLS
1 12 (100.00%) OSPF
2 9 (75.00%) SNMP
3 7 (58.33%) BGP
3 7 (58.33%) Ethernet
3 7 (58.33%) PPP
4 6 (50.00%) 802.11
4 6 (50.00%) Cisco ASA
4 6 (50.00%) EIGRP
4 6 (50.00%) Firewall
4 6 (50.00%) SSH
5 5 (41.67%) ADSL
5 5 (41.67%) ICMP
5 5 (41.67%) iSCSI
5 5 (41.67%) NAS
5 5 (41.67%) RIP
5 5 (41.67%) WAN
6 4 (33.33%) DSL
6 4 (33.33%) X.21
Development Applications
1 5 (41.67%) VSS/SourceSafe
General
1 2 (16.67%) Finance
1 2 (16.67%) Manufacturing
2 1 (8.33%) Telecoms
Job Titles
1 9 (75.00%) Network Engineer
2 3 (25.00%) Senior Network Engineer
3 2 (16.67%) Cisco Engineer
3 2 (16.67%) Cisco Network Engineer
3 2 (16.67%) NOC Engineer
4 1 (8.33%) Juniper Engineer
4 1 (8.33%) Network Operations Engineer
4 1 (8.33%) Operations Engineer
4 1 (8.33%) SC Cleared Network Engineer
4 1 (8.33%) Senior Unix Engineer
4 1 (8.33%) Technical Engineer
4 1 (8.33%) Technical Operations Engineer
4 1 (8.33%) Unix Engineer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 6 (50.00%) 802.1X
2 5 (41.67%) COM
Miscellaneous
1 7 (58.33%) Data Centre
2 2 (16.67%) Linux Command Line
3 1 (8.33%) Distributed Denial-of-Service
3 1 (8.33%) RSA SecurID
Operating Systems
1 5 (41.67%) Unix
2 4 (33.33%) FreeBSD
2 4 (33.33%) Windows
2 4 (33.33%) Windows Server
3 1 (8.33%) Linux
3 1 (8.33%) Mac OS X
Processes & Methodologies
1 9 (75.00%) Network Management
2 5 (41.67%) Change Control
2 5 (41.67%) Network Design
3 3 (25.00%) Change Management
3 3 (25.00%) ITIL
4 2 (16.67%) Load Balancing
4 2 (16.67%) Programme Management
5 1 (8.33%) DDoS Mitigation
5 1 (8.33%) Stress Testing
5 1 (8.33%) Time Management
Programming Languages
1 5 (41.67%) SQL
Qualifications
1 12 (100.00%) Cisco Certification
2 10 (83.33%) CCNP
3 6 (50.00%) Security Cleared
4 5 (41.67%) CCIE
4 5 (41.67%) CCNA
4 5 (41.67%) SC Cleared
5 4 (33.33%) CCDP
6 3 (25.00%) CISSP
7 2 (16.67%) CLAS
7 2 (16.67%) DV Cleared
8 1 (8.33%) JNCIE
8 1 (8.33%) JNCIP
System Software
1 5 (41.67%) Active Directory
1 5 (41.67%) Forefront TMG
1 5 (41.67%) VMware ESXi
1 5 (41.67%) VMware Infrastructure
1 5 (41.67%) vSphere
Systems Management
1 5 (41.67%) Nessus
1 5 (41.67%) WhatsUp Gold
Vendors
1 12 (100.00%) Cisco
2 7 (58.33%) Juniper
3 6 (50.00%) VMware
4 5 (41.67%) BT
4 5 (41.67%) HP
4 5 (41.67%) Microsoft
5 3 (25.00%) F5
6 2 (16.67%) Brocade
7 1 (8.33%) Arista
7 1 (8.33%) EMC
7 1 (8.33%) Mitel
7 1 (8.33%) Nokia
7 1 (8.33%) Palo Alto
7 1 (8.33%) Riverbed