Period
to 26 January 2020

The following table provides summary statistics for contract job vacancies advertised in the North West 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 26 January 2020 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)
England > North West
6 months to
26 Jan 2020
Same period 2019 Same period 2018
Rank 170 211 205
Rank change year-on-year +41 -6 +9
Contract jobs citing PPP 16 2 1
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in the North West 0.33% 0.035% 0.018%
As % of the Communications & Networking category 2.45% 0.27% 0.14%
Number of daily rates quoted 12 2 1
North West median daily rate £200 £294 £350
Median daily rate % change year-on-year -31.91% -16.07% -
England median daily rate £265 £294 £350
% change year-on-year -9.79% -16.07% -
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 0 0
North West median hourly rate - - -
England median hourly rate £17.50 - -

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 the North West with a requirement for communications or computer networking skills.

All Communications and Computer Networking Skills
North West
Contract vacancies with a requirement for communications or computer networking skills 653 738 732
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in the North West 13.62% 13.09% 13.52%
Number of daily rates quoted 391 449 461
North West median daily rate £400 £400 £385
Median daily rate % change year-on-year - +3.90% -3.75%
10th Percentile £165 £206 £157
90th Percentile £600 £553 £600
England median daily rate £411 £425 £410
% change year-on-year -3.24% +3.66% +2.50%
Number of hourly rates quoted 39 45 65
North West median hourly rate £20.50 £17.41 £16.50
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year +17.75% +5.52% -10.81%
10th Percentile £13.25 £11.80 £11.10
90th Percentile £53.00 £44.00 £44.05
England median hourly rate £22.01 £18.88 £18.70
% change year-on-year +16.59% +0.96% -16.89%

PPP
Job Vacancy Trend in the North West

Job postings citing PPP as a percentage of all IT jobs advertised in the North West.

Job vacancy trend for PPP in the North West

PPP
Contractor Daily Rate Trend in the North West

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

Contractor daily rate trend for PPP in the North West

PPP
Contract Job Locations in the North West

The table below looks at the demand and provides a guide to the median contractor rates quoted in IT jobs citing PPP within the North West region over the 6 months to 26 January 2020. 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
Manchester +29 16 £200 -31.91% 1
PPP
England

For the 6 months to 26 January 2020, IT contractor jobs citing PPP also mentioned the following skills in order of popularity. The figures indicate the absolute number co-occurrences and as a proportion of all contract job ads across the North West region with a requirement for PPP.

1 14 (87.50%) DHCP
1 14 (87.50%) Cisco
1 14 (87.50%) MPLS
1 14 (87.50%) OSPF
1 14 (87.50%) BGP
1 14 (87.50%) VRRP
1 14 (87.50%) Juniper
1 14 (87.50%) Huawei
1 14 (87.50%) Spanning Tree
2 13 (81.25%) Redback
3 12 (75.00%) Ericsson
4 8 (50.00%) Migration
4 8 (50.00%) Data Migration
5 6 (37.50%) VPN
6 5 (31.25%) Change Management
7 3 (18.75%) Telecoms
7 3 (18.75%) Network Optimisation
8 2 (12.50%) Finance
8 2 (12.50%) Risk Management
8 2 (12.50%) CISA
8 2 (12.50%) CISM
8 2 (12.50%) CISSP
8 2 (12.50%) Degree
8 2 (12.50%) Information Security
8 2 (12.50%) Continuous Improvement
8 2 (12.50%) CRISC
8 2 (12.50%) HSRP

PPP
Co-occurring IT Skills in the North West 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 14 (87.50%) BGP
1 14 (87.50%) DHCP
1 14 (87.50%) MPLS
1 14 (87.50%) OSPF
1 14 (87.50%) Spanning Tree
1 14 (87.50%) VRRP
2 6 (37.50%) VPN
3 2 (12.50%) HSRP
General
1 3 (18.75%) Telecoms
2 2 (12.50%) Finance
Job Titles
1 14 (87.50%) IP Engineer
2 4 (25.00%) IP Network Engineer
2 4 (25.00%) Network Engineer
3 2 (12.50%) Analyst
3 2 (12.50%) Cisco Engineer
3 2 (12.50%) Juniper Engineer
3 2 (12.50%) Security Analyst
3 2 (12.50%) Senior Analyst
3 2 (12.50%) Senior Security Analyst
4 1 (6.25%) Cisco Network Engineer
Processes & Methodologies
1 8 (50.00%) Data Migration
1 8 (50.00%) Migration
2 5 (31.25%) Change Management
3 3 (18.75%) Network Optimisation
4 2 (12.50%) Continuous Improvement
4 2 (12.50%) Information Security
4 2 (12.50%) Risk Management
Qualifications
1 2 (12.50%) CISA
1 2 (12.50%) CISM
1 2 (12.50%) CISSP
1 2 (12.50%) CRISC
1 2 (12.50%) Degree
Vendors
1 14 (87.50%) Cisco
1 14 (87.50%) Huawei
1 14 (87.50%) Juniper
2 13 (81.25%) Redback
3 12 (75.00%) Ericsson