Period
to 20 November 2017

The following table provides summary statistics for contract job vacancies advertised in England with a requirement for PPP skills. Included is a benchmarking guide to the contractor rates offered in vacancies that have cited PPP over the 6 months to 20 November 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.

Point-to-Point Protocol (PPP)
UK > England
6 months to
20 Nov 2017
Same period 2016 Same period 2015
Rank 829 858 850
Rank change year-on-year +29 -8 -47
Contract jobs citing PPP 20 18 21
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in England 0.021% 0.019% 0.020%
As % of the Communications & Networking category 0.15% 0.12% 0.14%
Number of daily rates quoted 15 13 18
England median daily rate £325 £350 £350
Median daily rate % change year-on-year -7.14% - +14.75%
10th Percentile £172 £307 £204
90th Percentile £479 £485 £450
UK median daily rate £325 £350 £350
% change year-on-year -7.14% - +12.90%
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 2 0
England median hourly rate - £43.75 -
UK median hourly rate - £43.75 £34.80
% change year-on-year - +25.72% -

PPP is in the Communications and Computer Networking category. The following table is for comparison with the above and provides summary statistics for all contract job vacancies advertised in England with a requirement for communications or computer networking skills.

All Communications and Computer Networking Skills
England
Contract vacancies with a requirement for communications or computer networking skills 13006 14904 14659
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in England 13.83% 15.43% 14.03%
Number of daily rates quoted 7975 9077 8592
England median daily rate £403 £400 £390
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +0.63% +2.56% +4.00%
10th Percentile £190 £220 £213
90th Percentile £588 £575 £550
UK median daily rate £400 £400 £388
% change year-on-year - +3.23% +3.33%
Number of hourly rates quoted 674 751 956
England median hourly rate £18.70 £23.75 £20.50
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year -21.26% +15.85% +2.50%
10th Percentile £11.33 £11.72 £11.00
90th Percentile £46.24 £47.50 £47.20
UK median hourly rate £19.00 £24.00 £20.50
% change year-on-year -20.83% +17.07% +2.50%

PPP
Job Vacancy Trend in England

Job postings citing PPP as a percentage of all IT jobs advertised in England.

Job vacancy trend for PPP in England

PPP
Contractor Daily Rate Trend in England

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

Contractor daily rate trend for PPP in England

PPP
Contractor Daily Rate Histogram in England

The daily rate distribution of IT jobs citing PPP in England over the 6 months to 20 November 2017.

Contractor daily rate histogram for PPP in England

PPP
Contractor Hourly Rate Trend in England

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

Contractor hourly rate trend for PPP in England

PPP
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 PPP within the England region over the 6 months to 20 November 2017. The 'Rank Change' column provides an indication of the change in demand within each location based on the same 6 month period last year.

Location Rank Change
on Same Period
Last Year
Matching
Contract
IT Job Ads
Median
Daily Rate
Past 6 Months
Median Daily Rate
% Change
on Same Period
Last Year
Live
Job
Vacancies
London -7 16 £350 - 1
South West +11 3 £170 -53.42% 2
South East +1 1 £325 -31.58% 2
PPP
UK

For the 6 months to 20 November 2017, IT contractor jobs citing PPP 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 PPP.

1 9 (45.00%) Cisco
2 8 (40.00%) VoIP
2 8 (40.00%) Firewall
3 7 (35.00%) TCP/IP
3 7 (35.00%) SolarWinds
4 6 (30.00%) WPF
4 6 (30.00%) C#
4 6 (30.00%) SQL
4 6 (30.00%) .NET
4 6 (30.00%) SQL Server
5 5 (25.00%) MPLS
5 5 (25.00%) OSPF
5 5 (25.00%) BGP
5 5 (25.00%) Cisco Prime
5 5 (25.00%) Investment Banking
5 5 (25.00%) VLAN
5 5 (25.00%) Banking
5 5 (25.00%) Cisco ASA
5 5 (25.00%) Network Management
6 4 (20.00%) Hedge funds
6 4 (20.00%) Team Foundation Server
6 4 (20.00%) Entity Framework
6 4 (20.00%) HSRP
6 4 (20.00%) 802.1X
6 4 (20.00%) Fixed Income
6 4 (20.00%) Equities
6 4 (20.00%) IGMP
6 4 (20.00%) LINQ
6 4 (20.00%) .NET Framework
6 4 (20.00%) MiFID

PPP
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:

Communications & Networking
1 8 (40.00%) Firewall
1 8 (40.00%) VoIP
2 7 (35.00%) TCP/IP
3 5 (25.00%) BGP
3 5 (25.00%) Cisco ASA
3 5 (25.00%) MPLS
3 5 (25.00%) OSPF
3 5 (25.00%) VLAN
4 4 (20.00%) DPNSS
4 4 (20.00%) Ethernet
4 4 (20.00%) HSRP
4 4 (20.00%) IGMP
4 4 (20.00%) IPsec
4 4 (20.00%) ISDN
4 4 (20.00%) Q.931
4 4 (20.00%) SNMP
4 4 (20.00%) TACACS
4 4 (20.00%) VPN
5 3 (15.00%) DNS
5 3 (15.00%) VPLS
Database & Business Intelligence
1 6 (30.00%) SQL Server
Development Applications
1 4 (20.00%) Team Foundation Server
2 2 (10.00%) Git (software)
General
1 5 (25.00%) Banking
1 5 (25.00%) Investment Banking
2 4 (20.00%) Front Office
3 2 (10.00%) Finance
3 2 (10.00%) Legal
4 1 (5.00%) German Language
4 1 (5.00%) Law
Job Titles
1 7 (35.00%) Network Engineer
2 6 (30.00%) C# Developer
2 6 (30.00%) Developer
3 5 (25.00%) SQL Developer
4 3 (15.00%) Security Engineer
5 2 (10.00%) Network Support
5 2 (10.00%) Network Support Engineer
5 2 (10.00%) Risk Manager
5 2 (10.00%) Senior Network Engineer
5 2 (10.00%) Senior Security Engineer
5 2 (10.00%) Support Engineer
6 1 (5.00%) Cisco Engineer
6 1 (5.00%) Consultant
6 1 (5.00%) Network Consultant
6 1 (5.00%) Network Security Engineer
6 1 (5.00%) Project Manager
6 1 (5.00%) Senior Consultant
6 1 (5.00%) Senior Developer
6 1 (5.00%) Senior Manager
6 1 (5.00%) Senior Network Consultant
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 6 (30.00%) .NET
1 6 (30.00%) WPF
2 4 (20.00%) .NET Framework
2 4 (20.00%) 802.1X
2 4 (20.00%) Entity Framework
2 4 (20.00%) LINQ
3 2 (10.00%) AngularJS
3 2 (10.00%) Node.js
Miscellaneous
1 4 (20.00%) Equities
1 4 (20.00%) Fixed Income
1 4 (20.00%) Foreign Exchange (FX)
1 4 (20.00%) Hedge funds
2 1 (5.00%) Analytical Skills
2 1 (5.00%) Data Centre
Operating Systems
1 2 (10.00%) Unix
1 2 (10.00%) Windows
Processes & Methodologies
1 5 (25.00%) Network Management
2 2 (10.00%) Asset Management
2 2 (10.00%) Mathematics
2 2 (10.00%) MVVM
2 2 (10.00%) Project Management
3 1 (5.00%) Capacity Management
3 1 (5.00%) Change Management
3 1 (5.00%) Continuous Improvement
3 1 (5.00%) ITIL
3 1 (5.00%) Network Optimisation
3 1 (5.00%) Problem Management
3 1 (5.00%) Service Delivery
3 1 (5.00%) Stakeholder Engagement
Programming Languages
1 6 (30.00%) C#
1 6 (30.00%) SQL
2 2 (10.00%) Bash Shell
2 2 (10.00%) C
2 2 (10.00%) JavaScript
2 2 (10.00%) PowerShell
2 2 (10.00%) Python
3 1 (5.00%) Java
Qualifications
1 3 (15.00%) CCNP
1 3 (15.00%) Cisco Certification
2 1 (5.00%) CCNA
2 1 (5.00%) JNCIS
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 4 (20.00%) MiFID
2 2 (10.00%) ISO 14001
2 2 (10.00%) ISO 9001
2 2 (10.00%) NEBOSH
System Software
1 3 (15.00%) NFS
Systems Management
1 5 (25.00%) Cisco Prime
Vendors
1 9 (45.00%) Cisco
2 7 (35.00%) SolarWinds
3 4 (20.00%) Juniper
3 4 (20.00%) Microsoft
4 3 (15.00%) F5
5 2 (10.00%) CheckPoint
5 2 (10.00%) Citrix
5 2 (10.00%) Oracle
5 2 (10.00%) Palo Alto
5 2 (10.00%) Sybase
6 1 (5.00%) Blue Coat
6 1 (5.00%) CA
6 1 (5.00%) HP
6 1 (5.00%) IBM
6 1 (5.00%) IronPort
6 1 (5.00%) Nokia