The following table provides summary statistics for contract job vacancies advertised in the South East 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 April 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)
England / South East
3 months to
30 Apr 2017
Same period 2016 Same period 2015
Rank - 267 257
Contract jobs citing PPP 0 8 10
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in the South East - 0.082% 0.10%
As % of the Communications & Networking category - 0.39% 0.49%
Number of daily rates quoted 0 0 1
Median daily rate - - £325
UK excluding London median daily rate £315 £370 £300
% change year-on-year -14.86% +23.33%  
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 0 0
Median hourly rate - - -
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 the South East with a requirement for communications and computer networking skills.

Contract Communications & Computer Network Skills
South East
Contract job vacancies with a requirement for communications and computer networking skills 1425 2066 2038
As % of all contract IT job vacancies advertised in the South East 17.49% 21.25% 20.44%
Number of daily rates quoted 803 1171 991
Median daily rate £410 £375 £350
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +9.33% +7.14%  
90% offered a daily rate of more than £250 £230 £180
10% offered a daily rate of more than £525 £500 £500
UK excluding London median daily rate £388 £364 £340
% change year-on-year +6.45% +7.05%  
Number of hourly rates quoted 102 102 103
Median hourly rate £25.00 £37.00 £36.00
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year -32.43% +2.77%  
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £13.00 £15.00 £17.50
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £45.00 £47.83 £43.70
UK excluding London median hourly rate £25.00 £30.00 £30.00
% change year-on-year -16.66% -  

PPP
Job Vacancy Trend in the South East

The job posting trend of jobs advertised in the South East 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 the South East

PPP
Contractor Daily Rate Trend in the South East

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

Contractor daily rate trend for PPP in the South East

PPP
Contractor Hourly Rate Trend in the South East

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

Contractor hourly rate trend for PPP in the South East

For the 6 months to 30 April 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 South East region with a requirement for PPP.

1 5 (83.33%) Ethernet
1 5 (83.33%) CCNA
1 5 (83.33%) Cisco Certification
1 5 (83.33%) Firewall
1 5 (83.33%) xDSL
2 4 (66.67%) Network Management
2 4 (66.67%) IPsec
2 4 (66.67%) MPLS
2 4 (66.67%) OSPF
2 4 (66.67%) BGP
2 4 (66.67%) DSL
2 4 (66.67%) L2TP
2 4 (66.67%) X.21
2 4 (66.67%) Juniper
2 4 (66.67%) SNMP
2 4 (66.67%) Cisco
2 4 (66.67%) WAN
2 4 (66.67%) ITIL
3 3 (50.00%) CCNP
3 3 (50.00%) Change Management
3 3 (50.00%) Security Cleared
3 3 (50.00%) Data Centre
4 2 (33.33%) IOS XR
4 2 (33.33%) Telecoms
4 2 (33.33%) Legal
4 2 (33.33%) Cisco IOS
4 2 (33.33%) VoIP
4 2 (33.33%) SC Cleared
5 1 (16.67%) SQL
5 1 (16.67%) Oracle

PPP
Co-occurring IT Skills in the South East 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:

Applications
1 1 (16.67%) Microsoft Excel
1 1 (16.67%) Microsoft Office
1 1 (16.67%) Microsoft PowerPoint
Communications & Networking
1 5 (83.33%) Ethernet
1 5 (83.33%) Firewall
1 5 (83.33%) xDSL
2 4 (66.67%) BGP
2 4 (66.67%) DSL
2 4 (66.67%) IPsec
2 4 (66.67%) L2TP
2 4 (66.67%) MPLS
2 4 (66.67%) OSPF
2 4 (66.67%) SNMP
2 4 (66.67%) WAN
2 4 (66.67%) X.21
3 2 (33.33%) Cisco IOS
3 2 (33.33%) IOS XR
3 2 (33.33%) VoIP
4 1 (16.67%) ATM
4 1 (16.67%) Broadband
4 1 (16.67%) Junos
4 1 (16.67%) Unified Communications
4 1 (16.67%) VPN
Development Applications
1 1 (16.67%) Oracle Forms
General
1 2 (33.33%) Legal
1 2 (33.33%) Telecoms
2 1 (16.67%) Finance
Job Titles
1 4 (66.67%) Network Engineer
2 2 (33.33%) NOC Engineer
3 1 (16.67%) Infrastructure Manager
3 1 (16.67%) Infrastructure Programme Manager
3 1 (16.67%) Network Operations Engineer
3 1 (16.67%) Operations Engineer
3 1 (16.67%) Programme Manager
3 1 (16.67%) Technical Engineer
3 1 (16.67%) Technical Operations Engineer
Miscellaneous
1 3 (50.00%) Data Centre
2 1 (16.67%) Analytical Skills
2 1 (16.67%) Distributed Denial-of-Service
Operating Systems
1 1 (16.67%) Linux
1 1 (16.67%) Solaris
1 1 (16.67%) Unix
Processes & Methodologies
1 4 (66.67%) ITIL
1 4 (66.67%) Network Management
2 3 (50.00%) Change Management
3 1 (16.67%) CAPA
3 1 (16.67%) Coaching
3 1 (16.67%) Cybersecurity
3 1 (16.67%) DDoS Mitigation
3 1 (16.67%) ITIL V3
3 1 (16.67%) Line Management
3 1 (16.67%) Load Balancing
3 1 (16.67%) People Management
3 1 (16.67%) PRINCE2
3 1 (16.67%) Risk Assessment
3 1 (16.67%) Service Design
3 1 (16.67%) Service Management
3 1 (16.67%) Stress Testing
3 1 (16.67%) Time Management
Programming Languages
1 1 (16.67%) SQL
Qualifications
1 5 (83.33%) CCNA
1 5 (83.33%) Cisco Certification
2 3 (50.00%) CCNP
2 3 (50.00%) Security Cleared
3 2 (33.33%) SC Cleared
4 1 (16.67%) Degree
4 1 (16.67%) SCSA
4 1 (16.67%) Sun Certification
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 1 (16.67%) PMO
Vendors
1 4 (66.67%) Cisco
1 4 (66.67%) Juniper
2 1 (16.67%) EMC
2 1 (16.67%) F5
2 1 (16.67%) HP
2 1 (16.67%) Huawei
2 1 (16.67%) Microsoft
2 1 (16.67%) Mitel
2 1 (16.67%) Oracle
2 1 (16.67%) Sun
2 1 (16.67%) Veritas
2 1 (16.67%) VMware