The following table provides summary statistics for contract job vacancies with a requirement for L2TP skills. Included is a benchmarking guide to the contractor rates offered in vacancies that have cited L2TP 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
Layer 2 Tunneling Protocol (L2TP)
UK
Rank 590 - 605
Rank change year-on-year - 0  
Contract jobs citing L2TP 6 0 16
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in the UK 0.013% - 0.030%
As % of the Communications & Networking category 0.091% - 0.21%
Number of daily rates quoted 0 0 1
Median daily rate - - £363
UK excluding London median daily rate - - £363
Number of hourly rates quoted 3 0 2
Median hourly rate £30.00 - £30.00
UK excluding London median hourly rate £30.00 - £30.00

L2TP 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 with a requirement for communications and computer networking skills.

Contract Communications & Computer Network Skills
UK
Contract job vacancies with a requirement for communications and computer networking skills 6618 7818 7780
As % of all contract IT job vacancies advertised in the UK 14.61% 14.75% 14.79%
Number of daily rates quoted 4078 4664 4242
Median daily rate £400 £380 £363
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +5.26% +4.82%  
90% offered a daily rate of more than £238 £235 £204
10% offered a daily rate of more than £550 £540 £500
UK excluding London median daily rate £375 £363 £347
% change year-on-year +3.44% +4.32%  
Number of hourly rates quoted 361 334 431
Median hourly rate £25.00 £30.00 £27.00
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year -16.66% +11.11%  
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £12.50 £13.00 £13.00
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £50.00 £50.00 £47.50
UK excluding London median hourly rate £22.50 £37.00 £29.00
% change year-on-year -39.18% +27.58%  

L2TP
Job Vacancy Trend

The job posting trend of jobs advertised citing L2TP as a proportion of all contract or permanent IT jobs with a match in the Communications & Networking category.

Job vacancy trend for L2TP in the UK

L2TP
Contractor Daily Rate Trend

This chart provides the 3-month moving average for daily rates quoted in contract jobs citing L2TP.

Contractor daily rate trend for L2TP in the UK

L2TP
Contractor Hourly Rate Trend

This chart provides the 3-month moving average for hourly rates quoted in IT contractor jobs citing L2TP.

Contractor hourly rate trend for L2TP in the UK

L2TP
Contractor Hourly Rate Histogram

The hourly rate distribution of IT jobs citing L2TP over the 3 months to 24 March 2017.

Contractor hourly rate histogram for L2TP in the UK

L2TP
Top 5 Contract Locations

The table below looks at the demand and provides a guide to the median contractor rates quoted in IT jobs citing L2TP within the UK over the 3 months to 24 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
New Malden - 2 - -
South Wales - 2 - -
London - 2 - - 4
Wales - 2 - -
England - 2 - - 7

L2TP
Top 30 Related IT Skills

For the 6 months to 24 March 2017, IT contractor jobs citing L2TP also mentioned the following skills in order of popularity. The figures indicate the number co-occurrences and its proportion to all contract ads with a requirement for L2TP.

1 20 (100.00%) MPLS
1 20 (100.00%) OSPF
1 20 (100.00%) IPsec
2 15 (75.00%) BGP
2 15 (75.00%) Data Centre
3 14 (70.00%) Cisco Certification
3 14 (70.00%) Cisco
4 13 (65.00%) WAN
5 12 (60.00%) CCNP
5 12 (60.00%) VMware
6 11 (55.00%) Active Directory
6 11 (55.00%) RIP
6 11 (55.00%) VMware Infrastructure
7 10 (50.00%) Windows Server
7 10 (50.00%) Windows
8 9 (45.00%) SNMP
8 9 (45.00%) Ethernet
8 9 (45.00%) PPP
8 9 (45.00%) Juniper
8 9 (45.00%) Security Cleared
8 9 (45.00%) Network Management
9 8 (40.00%) EIGRP
9 8 (40.00%) Firewall
9 8 (40.00%) DNS
9 8 (40.00%) LAN
10 7 (35.00%) CCIE
10 7 (35.00%) SC Cleared
10 7 (35.00%) HSRP
11 6 (30.00%) 802.1X
11 6 (30.00%) xDSL

L2TP
Top Related IT Skills 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 5 (25.00%) MS Office
1 5 (25.00%) MS Visio
2 2 (10.00%) MS Excel
Communications & Networking
1 20 (100.00%) IPsec
1 20 (100.00%) MPLS
1 20 (100.00%) OSPF
2 15 (75.00%) BGP
3 13 (65.00%) WAN
4 11 (55.00%) RIP
5 9 (45.00%) Ethernet
5 9 (45.00%) PPP
5 9 (45.00%) SNMP
6 8 (40.00%) DNS
6 8 (40.00%) EIGRP
6 8 (40.00%) Firewall
6 8 (40.00%) LAN
7 7 (35.00%) HSRP
8 6 (30.00%) 802.11
8 6 (30.00%) Cisco ASA
8 6 (30.00%) SSH
8 6 (30.00%) xDSL
9 5 (25.00%) ADSL
9 5 (25.00%) ICMP
Development Applications
1 5 (25.00%) VSS/SourceSafe
General
1 2 (10.00%) Finance
1 2 (10.00%) Manufacturing
2 1 (5.00%) Telecoms
Job Titles
1 17 (85.00%) Network Engineer
2 3 (15.00%) SC Cleared Network Engineer
2 3 (15.00%) Senior Network Engineer
3 2 (10.00%) Cisco Engineer
3 2 (10.00%) Cisco Network Engineer
3 2 (10.00%) NOC Engineer
4 1 (5.00%) Juniper Engineer
4 1 (5.00%) Network Operations Engineer
4 1 (5.00%) Operations Engineer
4 1 (5.00%) Senior Unix Engineer
4 1 (5.00%) Technical Engineer
4 1 (5.00%) Technical Operations Engineer
4 1 (5.00%) Unix Engineer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 6 (30.00%) 802.1X
2 5 (25.00%) COM
Miscellaneous
1 15 (75.00%) Data Centre
2 2 (10.00%) Linux Command Line
3 1 (5.00%) Distributed Denial-of-Service
3 1 (5.00%) RSA SecurID
Operating Systems
1 10 (50.00%) Windows
1 10 (50.00%) Windows Server
2 5 (25.00%) Unix
3 4 (20.00%) FreeBSD
4 1 (5.00%) Linux
4 1 (5.00%) Mac OS X
Processes & Methodologies
1 9 (45.00%) Network Management
2 6 (30.00%) Smoke Testing
3 5 (25.00%) Change Control
3 5 (25.00%) Network Design
4 4 (20.00%) Load Balancing
5 3 (15.00%) Change Management
5 3 (15.00%) Configuration Management
5 3 (15.00%) ITIL
6 2 (10.00%) Programme Management
6 2 (10.00%) Root Cause Analysis
7 1 (5.00%) DDoS Mitigation
7 1 (5.00%) Stress Testing
7 1 (5.00%) Time Management
Programming Languages
1 5 (25.00%) SQL
Qualifications
1 14 (70.00%) Cisco Certification
2 12 (60.00%) CCNP
3 9 (45.00%) Security Cleared
4 7 (35.00%) CCIE
4 7 (35.00%) SC Cleared
5 5 (25.00%) CCNA
6 4 (20.00%) CCDP
7 3 (15.00%) CISSP
8 2 (10.00%) CLAS
8 2 (10.00%) DV Cleared
9 1 (5.00%) JNCIE
9 1 (5.00%) JNCIP
System Software
1 11 (55.00%) Active Directory
1 11 (55.00%) VMware Infrastructure
2 5 (25.00%) Forefront TMG
2 5 (25.00%) VMware ESXi
2 5 (25.00%) vSphere
Systems Management
1 5 (25.00%) Nessus
1 5 (25.00%) WhatsUp Gold
Vendors
1 14 (70.00%) Cisco
2 12 (60.00%) VMware
3 9 (45.00%) Juniper
4 5 (25.00%) BT
4 5 (25.00%) HP
4 5 (25.00%) Microsoft
5 3 (15.00%) F5
6 2 (10.00%) Brocade
7 1 (5.00%) Arista
7 1 (5.00%) EMC
7 1 (5.00%) Mitel
7 1 (5.00%) Nokia
7 1 (5.00%) Palo Alto
7 1 (5.00%) Riverbed