The following table provides summary statistics for contract job vacancies advertised in London 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 24 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.

3 months to
24 Mar 2017
Same period 2016 Same period 2015
Point-to-Point Protocol (PPP)
England / London
Rank - - 408
Contract jobs citing PPP 0 0 1
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in London - - 0.005%
As % of the Communications & Networking category - - 0.035%
Number of daily rates quoted 0 0 0
Median daily rate - - -
UK excluding London median daily rate £333 £365 £300
% change year-on-year -8.90% +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 London with a requirement for communications and computer networking skills.

Contract Communications & Computer Network Skills
London
Contract job vacancies with a requirement for communications and computer networking skills 2440 2799 2845
As % of all contract IT job vacancies advertised in London 12.53% 12.69% 13.56%
Number of daily rates quoted 1625 1895 1828
Median daily rate £445 £425 £400
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +4.70% +6.25%  
90% offered a daily rate of more than £288 £250 £238
10% offered a daily rate of more than £575 £560 £550
UK excluding London median daily rate £375 £363 £347
% change year-on-year +3.44% +4.32%  
Number of hourly rates quoted 65 58 85
Median hourly rate £42.25 £21.92 £21.50
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year +92.74% +1.95%  
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £17.38 £12.83 £13.47
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £50.00 £43.00 £50.00
UK excluding London median hourly rate £22.50 £37.00 £29.00
% change year-on-year -39.18% +27.58%  

PPP
Job Vacancy Trend in London

The job posting trend of jobs advertised in London 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 London

PPP
Contractor Daily Rate Trend in London

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

Contractor daily rate trend for PPP in London

PPP
Contractor Hourly Rate Trend in London

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

Contractor hourly rate trend for PPP in London

PPP
Top 30 Related IT Skills in London

For the 6 months to 24 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 London region with a requirement for PPP.

1 7 (100.00%) MPLS
1 7 (100.00%) OSPF
1 7 (100.00%) BGP
2 6 (85.71%) CCNP
2 6 (85.71%) Cisco Certification
2 6 (85.71%) Cisco
2 6 (85.71%) VLAN
3 5 (71.43%) HSRP
3 5 (71.43%) Firewall
4 4 (57.14%) Finance
4 4 (57.14%) Cisco ASA
4 4 (57.14%) CCIE
4 4 (57.14%) VPN
4 4 (57.14%) CCNA
4 4 (57.14%) Internet
4 4 (57.14%) Cisco IOS
4 4 (57.14%) Palo Alto
5 3 (42.86%) Office 365
5 3 (42.86%) Windows Server
5 3 (42.86%) Virtual Environments
5 3 (42.86%) VMware Infrastructure
5 3 (42.86%) Exchange Server 2010
5 3 (42.86%) Windows Server 2012
5 3 (42.86%) Exchange Server 2013
5 3 (42.86%) Meraki
5 3 (42.86%) Juniper
5 3 (42.86%) Ethernet
5 3 (42.86%) MS Exchange
5 3 (42.86%) Windows
5 3 (42.86%) Windows Server 2008

PPP
Top Related IT Skills in London 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 (42.86%) Exchange Server 2010
1 3 (42.86%) Exchange Server 2013
1 3 (42.86%) MS Exchange
Cloud Services
1 3 (42.86%) Office 365
Communications & Networking
1 7 (100.00%) BGP
1 7 (100.00%) MPLS
1 7 (100.00%) OSPF
2 6 (85.71%) VLAN
3 5 (71.43%) Firewall
3 5 (71.43%) HSRP
4 4 (57.14%) Cisco ASA
4 4 (57.14%) Cisco IOS
4 4 (57.14%) Internet
4 4 (57.14%) VPN
5 3 (42.86%) Ethernet
5 3 (42.86%) Frame Relay
5 3 (42.86%) IPsec
5 3 (42.86%) L2TP
5 3 (42.86%) TCP/IP
5 3 (42.86%) VRRP
5 3 (42.86%) Wireless
6 2 (28.57%) DHCP
6 2 (28.57%) DNS
6 2 (28.57%) LAN
Development Applications
1 1 (14.29%) JIRA
General
1 4 (57.14%) Finance
2 1 (14.29%) Multimedia
Job Titles
1 6 (85.71%) Network Engineer
2 3 (42.86%) Firewall Engineer
3 2 (28.57%) Cisco Engineer
3 2 (28.57%) Cisco Network Engineer
4 1 (14.29%) Juniper Engineer
4 1 (14.29%) Migration Manager
4 1 (14.29%) Telephony Manager
4 1 (14.29%) Test Manager
4 1 (14.29%) Unified Communications Manager
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 1 (14.29%) 802.1X
Miscellaneous
1 1 (14.29%) RSA SecurID
Operating Systems
1 3 (42.86%) Windows
1 3 (42.86%) Windows Server
1 3 (42.86%) Windows Server 2008
1 3 (42.86%) Windows Server 2012
2 1 (14.29%) Linux
2 1 (14.29%) Mac OS X
2 1 (14.29%) Unix
Processes & Methodologies
1 3 (42.86%) Virtual Environments
2 1 (14.29%) Automated Testing
2 1 (14.29%) Load Balancing
2 1 (14.29%) Migration
2 1 (14.29%) Operational Acceptance Testing
2 1 (14.29%) Resilience Testing
2 1 (14.29%) Stress Testing
2 1 (14.29%) Test Management
2 1 (14.29%) Test Scripting
2 1 (14.29%) Test Strategy
2 1 (14.29%) User Acceptance Testing
Qualifications
1 6 (85.71%) CCNP
1 6 (85.71%) Cisco Certification
2 4 (57.14%) CCIE
2 4 (57.14%) CCNA
3 1 (14.29%) CISSP
3 1 (14.29%) JNCIE
3 1 (14.29%) JNCIP
System Software
1 3 (42.86%) Hyper-V
1 3 (42.86%) VMware Infrastructure
Systems Management
1 1 (14.29%) HP Quality Center
Vendors
1 6 (85.71%) Cisco
2 4 (57.14%) Palo Alto
3 3 (42.86%) CheckPoint
3 3 (42.86%) Juniper
3 3 (42.86%) Meraki
3 3 (42.86%) VMware
4 2 (28.57%) Brocade
4 2 (28.57%) F5
5 1 (14.29%) Arista
5 1 (14.29%) HP
5 1 (14.29%) Nokia
5 1 (14.29%) Riverbed