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 June 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 Jun 2017
Same period 2016 Same period 2015
Rank 579 608 611
Rank change year-on-year +29 +3  
Contract jobs citing L2TP 4 12 11
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in England 0.009% 0.024% 0.022%
As % of the Communications & Networking category 0.067% 0.15% 0.15%
Number of daily rates quoted 2 4 8
Median daily rate £288 £406 £388
Median daily rate % change year-on-year -29.23% +4.83%  
90% offered a daily rate of more than £278 £338 £350
10% offered a daily rate of more than £298 £475 £450
UK excluding London median daily rate £375 £406 -
% change year-on-year -7.69% -  
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 7 0
Median hourly rate - £47.83 -
UK excluding London median hourly rate - £47.83 -

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 5978 7894 7394
As % of all contract IT job vacancies advertised in England 13.83% 15.96% 14.73%
Number of daily rates quoted 3557 4868 4239
Median daily rate £400 £400 £360
Median daily rate % change year-on-year - +11.11%  
90% offered a daily rate of more than £220 £245 £220
10% offered a daily rate of more than £550 £550 £500
UK excluding London median daily rate £375 £365 £340
% change year-on-year +2.73% +7.35%  
Number of hourly rates quoted 348 362 431
Median hourly rate £24.86 £28.00 £22.83
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year -11.21% +22.64%  
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £12.00 £12.50 £12.50
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £50.00 £47.83 £45.00
UK excluding London median hourly rate £30.00 £31.50 £24.00
% change year-on-year -4.76% +31.25%  

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 June 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 +14 3 £288 -
East Midlands - 1 - -
L2TP
UK

For the 6 months to 28 June 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 6 (100.00%) Cisco
1 6 (100.00%) MPLS
1 6 (100.00%) OSPF
2 5 (83.33%) CCNP
2 5 (83.33%) HP
2 5 (83.33%) Cisco Certification
2 5 (83.33%) Microsoft
2 5 (83.33%) SNMP
2 5 (83.33%) Windows
2 5 (83.33%) IPsec
3 3 (50.00%) Wireless
3 3 (50.00%) VLAN
3 3 (50.00%) Fortinet
3 3 (50.00%) Degree
3 3 (50.00%) Computer Science
3 3 (50.00%) SonicWALL
3 3 (50.00%) Draytek
3 3 (50.00%) Windows Server 2008
3 3 (50.00%) CentOS
3 3 (50.00%) Linux
3 3 (50.00%) VPN
3 3 (50.00%) IPv4
3 3 (50.00%) IPv6
3 3 (50.00%) Avaya
3 3 (50.00%) Juniper
3 3 (50.00%) Red Hat
3 3 (50.00%) CheckPoint
3 3 (50.00%) Internet
3 3 (50.00%) 3G
3 3 (50.00%) BGP

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 2 (33.33%) Microsoft Office
1 2 (33.33%) MS Visio
Communications & Networking
1 6 (100.00%) MPLS
1 6 (100.00%) OSPF
2 5 (83.33%) IPsec
2 5 (83.33%) SNMP
3 3 (50.00%) 3G
3 3 (50.00%) 4G
3 3 (50.00%) BGP
3 3 (50.00%) DSL
3 3 (50.00%) Internet
3 3 (50.00%) IPv4
3 3 (50.00%) IPv6
3 3 (50.00%) PABX
3 3 (50.00%) VLAN
3 3 (50.00%) VPN
3 3 (50.00%) Wireless
4 2 (33.33%) Cisco ASA
4 2 (33.33%) EIGRP
4 2 (33.33%) ICMP
4 2 (33.33%) iSCSI
4 2 (33.33%) NAS
Development Applications
1 2 (33.33%) VSS/SourceSafe
General
1 2 (33.33%) Finance
2 1 (16.67%) Banking
2 1 (16.67%) Manufacturing
2 1 (16.67%) Marketing
2 1 (16.67%) Retail
2 1 (16.67%) Telecoms
Job Titles
1 4 (66.67%) Senior Network Engineer
2 3 (50.00%) Network Engineer
2 3 (50.00%) Network Support
2 3 (50.00%) Network Support Engineer
2 3 (50.00%) Senior Network Support
2 3 (50.00%) Senior Network Support Engineer
2 3 (50.00%) Senior Support Engineer
2 3 (50.00%) Support Engineer
3 1 (16.67%) 2nd Line Engineer
3 1 (16.67%) 2nd Line Network Engineer
3 1 (16.67%) 2nd Line Support
3 1 (16.67%) 2nd Line Support Engineer
3 1 (16.67%) Head of Networks
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 2 (33.33%) 802.1X
1 2 (33.33%) COM
Miscellaneous
1 3 (50.00%) Computer Science
2 2 (33.33%) Data Centre
2 2 (33.33%) Linux Command Line
Operating Systems
1 5 (83.33%) Windows
2 3 (50.00%) CentOS
2 3 (50.00%) Linux
2 3 (50.00%) Windows Server 2008
2 3 (50.00%) Windows Server 2012
3 2 (33.33%) FreeBSD
3 2 (33.33%) Unix
3 2 (33.33%) Windows 10
3 2 (33.33%) Windows 7
3 2 (33.33%) Windows 8
3 2 (33.33%) Windows Server
Processes & Methodologies
1 2 (33.33%) Change Control
1 2 (33.33%) Network Design
1 2 (33.33%) Network Management
1 2 (33.33%) Programme Management
2 1 (16.67%) DevOps
2 1 (16.67%) E-Commerce
2 1 (16.67%) Time Management
Programming Languages
1 2 (33.33%) SQL
Qualifications
1 5 (83.33%) CCNP
1 5 (83.33%) Cisco Certification
2 3 (50.00%) Degree
3 2 (33.33%) CCDP
3 2 (33.33%) CCIE
3 2 (33.33%) Computer Science Degree
4 1 (16.67%) DV Cleared
4 1 (16.67%) SC Cleared
4 1 (16.67%) Security Cleared
System Software
1 2 (33.33%) Active Directory
1 2 (33.33%) Forefront TMG
1 2 (33.33%) VMware ESXi
1 2 (33.33%) VMware Infrastructure
1 2 (33.33%) vSphere
Systems Management
1 3 (50.00%) Cisco CUCM
2 2 (33.33%) Nessus
2 2 (33.33%) WhatsUp Gold
Vendors
1 6 (100.00%) Cisco
2 5 (83.33%) HP
2 5 (83.33%) Microsoft
3 3 (50.00%) Aerohive Networks
3 3 (50.00%) Avaya
3 3 (50.00%) CheckPoint
3 3 (50.00%) Cyberoam
3 3 (50.00%) Draytek
3 3 (50.00%) Fortinet
3 3 (50.00%) Juniper
3 3 (50.00%) Meraki
3 3 (50.00%) Red Hat
3 3 (50.00%) SonicWALL
4 2 (33.33%) BT
4 2 (33.33%) VMware