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 3 months to 30 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.

Point-to-Point Protocol (PPP)
UK / England
3 months to
30 Mar 2017
Same period 2016 Same period 2015
Rank 571 614 596
Rank change year-on-year +43 -18  
Contract jobs citing PPP 5 10 5
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in England 0.012% 0.020% 0.010%
As % of the Communications & Networking category 0.082% 0.14% 0.068%
Number of daily rates quoted 5 1 1
Median daily rate £320 £365 £325
Median daily rate % change year-on-year -12.32% +12.30%  
UK excluding London median daily rate £320 £365 £300
% change year-on-year -12.32% +21.66%  
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 0 1
Median hourly rate - - £40.00
UK excluding London median hourly rate - - -

PPP 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 6071 7371 7304
As % of all contract IT job vacancies advertised in England 14.46% 14.75% 14.98%
Number of daily rates quoted 3741 4476 4043
Median daily rate £401 £385 £370
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +4.02% +4.05%  
90% offered a daily rate of more than £240 £238 £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 331 308 406
Median hourly rate £22.85 £27.50 £26.00
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year -16.90% +5.76%  
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £12.09 £12.74 £13.00
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £50.00 £48.80 £45.00
UK excluding London median hourly rate £22.50 £37.00 £29.50
% change year-on-year -39.18% +25.42%  

PPP
Job Vacancy Trend in England

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

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 3 months to 30 March 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 3 months to 30 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
South West +3 2 £350 -4.10%
South East +11 1 £463 - 1
West Midlands - 1 £313 -
Yorkshire - 1 £320 -
PPP
UK

For the 6 months to 30 March 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 18 (81.82%) MPLS
2 16 (72.73%) OSPF
2 16 (72.73%) BGP
3 15 (68.18%) Cisco
3 15 (68.18%) Firewall
4 14 (63.64%) Cisco Certification
5 12 (54.55%) CCNP
5 12 (54.55%) CCNA
6 10 (45.45%) Ethernet
7 8 (36.36%) WAN
7 8 (36.36%) VPN
7 8 (36.36%) Finance
7 8 (36.36%) VLAN
8 7 (31.82%) IPsec
8 7 (31.82%) Wireless
8 7 (31.82%) HP
8 7 (31.82%) Juniper
8 7 (31.82%) L2TP
8 7 (31.82%) HSRP
8 7 (31.82%) Data Centre
9 6 (27.27%) Cisco ASA
9 6 (27.27%) xDSL
9 6 (27.27%) Network Management
9 6 (27.27%) CCIE
9 6 (27.27%) Frame Relay
9 6 (27.27%) Telecoms
9 6 (27.27%) Cisco IOS
10 5 (22.73%) CheckPoint
10 5 (22.73%) Internet
10 5 (22.73%) ATM

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:

Application Platforms
1 3 (13.64%) Exchange Server 2010
1 3 (13.64%) Exchange Server 2013
1 3 (13.64%) MS Exchange
Applications
1 2 (9.09%) MS Excel
1 2 (9.09%) MS Office
1 2 (9.09%) MS PowerPoint
Cloud Services
1 4 (18.18%) Office 365
Communications & Networking
1 18 (81.82%) MPLS
2 16 (72.73%) BGP
2 16 (72.73%) OSPF
3 15 (68.18%) Firewall
4 10 (45.45%) Ethernet
5 8 (36.36%) VLAN
5 8 (36.36%) VPN
5 8 (36.36%) WAN
6 7 (31.82%) HSRP
6 7 (31.82%) IPsec
6 7 (31.82%) L2TP
6 7 (31.82%) Wireless
7 6 (27.27%) Cisco ASA
7 6 (27.27%) Cisco IOS
7 6 (27.27%) Frame Relay
7 6 (27.27%) xDSL
8 5 (22.73%) ATM
8 5 (22.73%) Internet
8 5 (22.73%) LAN
8 5 (22.73%) Unified Communications
Development Applications
1 3 (13.64%) JIRA
2 2 (9.09%) Oracle Forms
General
1 8 (36.36%) Finance
2 6 (27.27%) Telecoms
3 3 (13.64%) Legal
4 2 (9.09%) Electronics
4 2 (9.09%) Multimedia
Job Titles
1 12 (54.55%) Network Engineer
2 3 (13.64%) Cisco Engineer
2 3 (13.64%) Cisco Network Engineer
2 3 (13.64%) Firewall Engineer
3 2 (9.09%) Analyst
3 2 (9.09%) LAN Engineer
3 2 (9.09%) LAN/WAN Engineer
3 2 (9.09%) Migration Manager
3 2 (9.09%) Network Analyst
3 2 (9.09%) NOC Engineer
3 2 (9.09%) Senior Analyst
3 2 (9.09%) Senior Network Analyst
3 2 (9.09%) Telephony Manager
3 2 (9.09%) Test Manager
3 2 (9.09%) Unified Communications Manager
3 2 (9.09%) WAN Engineer
4 1 (4.55%) IP Design Engineer
4 1 (4.55%) Juniper Engineer
4 1 (4.55%) Technical Operations Engineer
4 1 (4.55%) Test Leader
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 3 (13.64%) 802.1X
Miscellaneous
1 7 (31.82%) Data Centre
2 2 (9.09%) Analytical Skills
2 2 (9.09%) Computer Science
2 2 (9.09%) Management Information System
3 1 (4.55%) Distributed Denial-of-Service
3 1 (4.55%) RSA SecurID
Operating Systems
1 3 (13.64%) Linux
1 3 (13.64%) Unix
1 3 (13.64%) Windows
1 3 (13.64%) Windows Server
1 3 (13.64%) Windows Server 2008
1 3 (13.64%) Windows Server 2012
2 2 (9.09%) Solaris
3 1 (4.55%) Mac OS X
Processes & Methodologies
1 6 (27.27%) Network Management
2 4 (18.18%) Customer Requirements
2 4 (18.18%) ITIL
2 4 (18.18%) Stress Testing
3 3 (13.64%) Automated Testing
3 3 (13.64%) Change Management
3 3 (13.64%) Operational Acceptance Testing
3 3 (13.64%) Resilience Testing
3 3 (13.64%) Test Scripting
3 3 (13.64%) Test Strategy
3 3 (13.64%) User Acceptance Testing
3 3 (13.64%) Virtual Environments
4 2 (9.09%) Line Management
4 2 (9.09%) Load Balancing
4 2 (9.09%) Migration
4 2 (9.09%) Performance Management
4 2 (9.09%) Presales
4 2 (9.09%) Test Management
5 1 (4.55%) CAPA
5 1 (4.55%) Time Management
Programming Languages
1 2 (9.09%) SQL
2 1 (4.55%) C
Qualifications
1 14 (63.64%) Cisco Certification
2 12 (54.55%) CCNA
2 12 (54.55%) CCNP
3 6 (27.27%) CCIE
4 4 (18.18%) Degree
4 4 (18.18%) Security Cleared
5 3 (13.64%) SC Cleared
6 2 (9.09%) CCDA
6 2 (9.09%) CCDP
6 2 (9.09%) SCSA
6 2 (9.09%) Sun Certification
7 1 (4.55%) CISSP
7 1 (4.55%) JNCIE
7 1 (4.55%) JNCIP
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 2 (9.09%) SLA
2 1 (4.55%) PMO
System Software
1 3 (13.64%) Hyper-V
1 3 (13.64%) VMware Infrastructure
Systems Management
1 3 (13.64%) Cisco Prime
1 3 (13.64%) HP Quality Center
Vendors
1 15 (68.18%) Cisco
2 7 (31.82%) HP
2 7 (31.82%) Juniper
3 5 (22.73%) CheckPoint
4 4 (18.18%) CA
4 4 (18.18%) Palo Alto
4 4 (18.18%) VMware
5 3 (13.64%) F5
5 3 (13.64%) Meraki
5 3 (13.64%) Nokia
6 2 (9.09%) AirMagnet
6 2 (9.09%) Brocade
6 2 (9.09%) Huawei
6 2 (9.09%) IBM
6 2 (9.09%) IronPort
6 2 (9.09%) Microsoft
6 2 (9.09%) Oracle
6 2 (9.09%) SolarWinds
6 2 (9.09%) Sun
6 2 (9.09%) Veritas