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 25 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.

Point-to-Point Protocol (PPP)
UK / England
3 months to
25 Jun 2017
Same period 2016 Same period 2015
Rank 563 620 592
Rank change year-on-year +57 -28  
Contract jobs citing PPP 17 7 17
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in England 0.040% 0.014% 0.033%
As % of the Communications & Networking category 0.29% 0.091% 0.23%
Number of daily rates quoted 11 5 8
Median daily rate £300 £375 £388
Median daily rate % change year-on-year -20.00% -3.22%  
90% offered a daily rate of more than £170 £338 £350
10% offered a daily rate of more than £427 £475 £450
UK excluding London median daily rate £170 £375 -
% change year-on-year -54.66% -  
Number of hourly rates quoted 3 1 0
Median hourly rate £24.86 £45.00 -
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year -44.75% -  
UK excluding London median hourly rate - £45.00 £34.80
% change year-on-year - +29.31%  

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 5815 7734 7530
As % of all contract IT job vacancies advertised in England 13.68% 15.88% 14.77%
Number of daily rates quoted 3458 4791 4313
Median daily rate £400 £400 £361
Median daily rate % change year-on-year - +10.80%  
90% offered a daily rate of more than £220 £240 £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 350 352 440
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 £13.00
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £50.00 £47.83 £45.00
UK excluding London median hourly rate £28.00 £31.50 £25.00
% change year-on-year -11.11% +26.00%  

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 25 June 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 25 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 +16 11 £306 - 2
South West - 6 £170 - 1
PPP
UK

For the 6 months to 25 June 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 16 (66.67%) Cisco
2 15 (62.50%) Firewall
3 13 (54.17%) SolarWinds
4 11 (45.83%) TCP/IP
4 11 (45.83%) Cisco Prime
5 10 (41.67%) MPLS
5 10 (41.67%) VoIP
5 10 (41.67%) Network Management
6 9 (37.50%) VLAN
6 9 (37.50%) Cisco ASA
6 9 (37.50%) 802.1X
7 8 (33.33%) HSRP
7 8 (33.33%) ISDN
8 7 (29.17%) TACACS
8 7 (29.17%) Q.931
8 7 (29.17%) OSPF
8 7 (29.17%) BGP
8 7 (29.17%) DPNSS
8 7 (29.17%) SNMP
9 6 (25.00%) VPN
9 6 (25.00%) Data Centre
10 5 (20.83%) NEBOSH
10 5 (20.83%) ISO 9001
10 5 (20.83%) CCNP
10 5 (20.83%) C
10 5 (20.83%) Microsoft
10 5 (20.83%) Cisco Certification
10 5 (20.83%) CA
10 5 (20.83%) ISO 14001
10 5 (20.83%) Wireless

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:

Cloud Services
1 1 (4.17%) Office 365
Communications & Networking
1 15 (62.50%) Firewall
2 11 (45.83%) TCP/IP
3 10 (41.67%) MPLS
3 10 (41.67%) VoIP
4 9 (37.50%) Cisco ASA
4 9 (37.50%) VLAN
5 8 (33.33%) HSRP
5 8 (33.33%) ISDN
6 7 (29.17%) BGP
6 7 (29.17%) DPNSS
6 7 (29.17%) OSPF
6 7 (29.17%) Q.931
6 7 (29.17%) SNMP
6 7 (29.17%) TACACS
7 6 (25.00%) VPN
8 5 (20.83%) Wireless
9 4 (16.67%) Ethernet
9 4 (16.67%) LAN
9 4 (16.67%) Network Security
9 4 (16.67%) WAN
Database & Business Intelligence
1 1 (4.17%) SQL Server
Development Applications
1 1 (4.17%) Git (software)
1 1 (4.17%) JIRA
General
1 3 (12.50%) Telecoms
2 2 (8.33%) Electronics
2 2 (8.33%) Finance
3 1 (4.17%) Banking
3 1 (4.17%) German Language
3 1 (4.17%) Investment Banking
3 1 (4.17%) Legal
Job Titles
1 9 (37.50%) Network Engineer
2 4 (16.67%) Security Engineer
3 3 (12.50%) Network Support
3 3 (12.50%) Network Support Engineer
3 3 (12.50%) Senior Network Engineer
3 3 (12.50%) Support Engineer
4 2 (8.33%) Analyst
4 2 (8.33%) ICT Engineer
4 2 (8.33%) LAN Engineer
4 2 (8.33%) LAN/WAN Engineer
4 2 (8.33%) Network Analyst
4 2 (8.33%) Senior Analyst
4 2 (8.33%) Senior Network Analyst
4 2 (8.33%) Senior Security Engineer
4 2 (8.33%) WAN Engineer
5 1 (4.17%) Cisco Analyst
5 1 (4.17%) Cisco Network Analyst
5 1 (4.17%) Infrastructure Programme Manager
5 1 (4.17%) IP Design Engineer
5 1 (4.17%) Senior Cisco Network Analyst
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 9 (37.50%) 802.1X
2 1 (4.17%) .NET
2 1 (4.17%) AngularJS
2 1 (4.17%) Node.js
2 1 (4.17%) WPF
Miscellaneous
1 6 (25.00%) Data Centre
2 2 (8.33%) Computer Science
2 2 (8.33%) Management Information System
Operating Systems
1 4 (16.67%) Windows
2 1 (4.17%) Unix
Processes & Methodologies
1 10 (41.67%) Network Management
2 5 (20.83%) Asset Management
3 4 (16.67%) Customer Requirements
3 4 (16.67%) Mathematics
4 2 (8.33%) ITIL
4 2 (8.33%) Performance Management
4 2 (8.33%) Presales
4 2 (8.33%) Proactive Monitoring
5 1 (4.17%) CAPA
5 1 (4.17%) Continuous Improvement
5 1 (4.17%) ITIL V3
5 1 (4.17%) PRINCE2
5 1 (4.17%) Problem Management
5 1 (4.17%) Service Delivery
5 1 (4.17%) Service Management
5 1 (4.17%) Stress Testing
5 1 (4.17%) Test Automation
5 1 (4.17%) Test Scripting
5 1 (4.17%) Test Strategy
5 1 (4.17%) User Acceptance Testing
Programming Languages
1 5 (20.83%) C
2 1 (4.17%) Bash Shell
2 1 (4.17%) C#
2 1 (4.17%) Java
2 1 (4.17%) JavaScript
2 1 (4.17%) PowerShell
2 1 (4.17%) Python
2 1 (4.17%) SQL
Qualifications
1 5 (20.83%) CCNP
1 5 (20.83%) Cisco Certification
2 2 (8.33%) CCDA
2 2 (8.33%) CCDP
2 2 (8.33%) CCIE
2 2 (8.33%) CCNA
2 2 (8.33%) Computer Science Degree
2 2 (8.33%) Degree
3 1 (4.17%) BPSS Clearance
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 5 (20.83%) ISO 14001
1 5 (20.83%) ISO 9001
1 5 (20.83%) NEBOSH
2 2 (8.33%) SLA
3 1 (4.17%) PMO
3 1 (4.17%) QA
System Software
1 3 (12.50%) NFS
Systems Management
1 11 (45.83%) Cisco Prime
2 1 (4.17%) HP Quality Center
Vendors
1 16 (66.67%) Cisco
2 13 (54.17%) SolarWinds
3 5 (20.83%) CA
3 5 (20.83%) Microsoft
4 4 (16.67%) Citrix
4 4 (16.67%) F5
4 4 (16.67%) HP
5 3 (12.50%) CheckPoint
5 3 (12.50%) IBM
5 3 (12.50%) IronPort
5 3 (12.50%) Juniper
5 3 (12.50%) Palo Alto
6 2 (8.33%) AirMagnet
6 2 (8.33%) Nokia
7 1 (4.17%) Blue Coat
7 1 (4.17%) Oracle
7 1 (4.17%) Sybase