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 28 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.

Layer 2 Tunneling Protocol (L2TP)
UK
3 months to
28 Jun 2017
Same period 2016 Same period 2015
Rank 604 637 634
Rank change year-on-year +33 -3  
Contract jobs citing L2TP 6 14 11
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in the UK 0.013% 0.026% 0.020%
As % of the Communications & Networking category 0.093% 0.16% 0.14%
Number of daily rates quoted 4 4 8
Median daily rate £338 £406 £388
Median daily rate % change year-on-year -16.92% +4.83%  
90% offered a daily rate of more than £274 £319 £325
10% offered a daily rate of more than £388 £488 £450
UK excluding London median daily rate £375 £406 -
% change year-on-year -7.69% -  
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 9 0
Median hourly rate - £47.83 -
UK excluding London median hourly rate - £47.83 -

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 6449 8728 7938
As % of all contract IT job vacancies advertised in the UK 13.69% 16.21% 14.39%
Number of daily rates quoted 10114 13811 12506
Median daily rate £400 £390 £355
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +2.56% +9.85%  
90% offered a daily rate of more than £206 £230 £206
10% offered a daily rate of more than £575 £563 £525
UK excluding London median daily rate £375 £365 £340
% change year-on-year +2.73% +7.35%  
Number of hourly rates quoted 1013 1078 1091
Median hourly rate £29.00 £28.50 £23.00
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year +1.75% +23.91%  
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £12.00 £12.50 £12.25
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £52.50 £48.00 £48.75
UK excluding London median hourly rate £27.50 £31.50 £23.50
% change year-on-year -12.69% +34.04%  

L2TP
Job Vacancy Trend

Job postings citing L2TP as a percentage of all IT jobs advertised.

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 contractor hourly rates quoted in IT jobs citing L2TP.

Contractor hourly rate trend 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 28 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
England +29 4 £288 -29.23% 3
UK excluding London +29 3 £375 -7.69% 3
London +14 3 £288 -
Scotland - 2 £375 -
Midlands +17 1 - - 1

For the 6 months to 28 June 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 9 (90.00%) IPsec
2 8 (80.00%) MPLS
2 8 (80.00%) OSPF
2 8 (80.00%) Windows
3 7 (70.00%) Cisco
4 6 (60.00%) VPN
4 6 (60.00%) CCNP
4 6 (60.00%) Cisco Certification
5 5 (50.00%) HP
5 5 (50.00%) Microsoft
5 5 (50.00%) SNMP
5 5 (50.00%) BGP
6 4 (40.00%) IPv4
6 4 (40.00%) Juniper
6 4 (40.00%) Data Centre
7 3 (30.00%) Windows Server 2012
7 3 (30.00%) Aerohive Networks
7 3 (30.00%) Meraki
7 3 (30.00%) 4G
7 3 (30.00%) PABX
7 3 (30.00%) Cisco CUCM
7 3 (30.00%) Fortinet
7 3 (30.00%) Degree
7 3 (30.00%) VMware Infrastructure
7 3 (30.00%) Windows Server 2008
7 3 (30.00%) CentOS
7 3 (30.00%) Cyberoam
7 3 (30.00%) Windows Server
7 3 (30.00%) Red Hat
7 3 (30.00%) CheckPoint

L2TP
Co-occurring 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 2 (20.00%) Microsoft Office
1 2 (20.00%) MS Visio
Communications & Networking
1 9 (90.00%) IPsec
2 8 (80.00%) MPLS
2 8 (80.00%) OSPF
3 6 (60.00%) VPN
4 5 (50.00%) BGP
4 5 (50.00%) SNMP
5 4 (40.00%) IPv4
6 3 (30.00%) 3G
6 3 (30.00%) 4G
6 3 (30.00%) DSL
6 3 (30.00%) EIGRP
6 3 (30.00%) Firewall
6 3 (30.00%) Internet
6 3 (30.00%) IPv6
6 3 (30.00%) PABX
6 3 (30.00%) RIP
6 3 (30.00%) VLAN
6 3 (30.00%) Wireless
7 2 (20.00%) Cisco ASA
7 2 (20.00%) iSCSI
Development Applications
1 2 (20.00%) VSS/SourceSafe
General
1 2 (20.00%) Finance
2 1 (10.00%) Banking
2 1 (10.00%) Manufacturing
2 1 (10.00%) Marketing
2 1 (10.00%) Retail
2 1 (10.00%) Telecoms
Job Titles
1 5 (50.00%) Network Engineer
2 4 (40.00%) Senior Network Engineer
3 3 (30.00%) Network Support
3 3 (30.00%) Network Support Engineer
3 3 (30.00%) Senior Network Support
3 3 (30.00%) Senior Network Support Engineer
3 3 (30.00%) Senior Support Engineer
3 3 (30.00%) Support Engineer
4 2 (20.00%) C++ Software Engineer
4 2 (20.00%) Software Engineer
5 1 (10.00%) 2nd Line Engineer
5 1 (10.00%) 2nd Line Network Engineer
5 1 (10.00%) 2nd Line Support
5 1 (10.00%) 2nd Line Support Engineer
5 1 (10.00%) Head of Networks
5 1 (10.00%) SC Cleared Network Engineer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 2 (20.00%) 802.1X
1 2 (20.00%) COM
Miscellaneous
1 4 (40.00%) Data Centre
2 3 (30.00%) Computer Science
3 2 (20.00%) Device Driver
3 2 (20.00%) Linux Command Line
Operating Systems
1 8 (80.00%) Windows
2 3 (30.00%) CentOS
2 3 (30.00%) Linux
2 3 (30.00%) Windows Server
2 3 (30.00%) Windows Server 2008
2 3 (30.00%) Windows Server 2012
3 2 (20.00%) FreeBSD
3 2 (20.00%) Unix
3 2 (20.00%) Windows 10
3 2 (20.00%) Windows 7
3 2 (20.00%) Windows 8
Processes & Methodologies
1 2 (20.00%) Change Control
1 2 (20.00%) Coaching
1 2 (20.00%) Kalman Filter
1 2 (20.00%) Mentoring
1 2 (20.00%) Network Design
1 2 (20.00%) Network Management
1 2 (20.00%) Programme Management
1 2 (20.00%) Software Engineering
2 1 (10.00%) DevOps
2 1 (10.00%) E-Commerce
2 1 (10.00%) Load Balancing
2 1 (10.00%) Root Cause Analysis
2 1 (10.00%) Smoke Testing
2 1 (10.00%) Time Management
Programming Languages
1 2 (20.00%) C++
1 2 (20.00%) SQL
Qualifications
1 6 (60.00%) CCNP
1 6 (60.00%) Cisco Certification
2 3 (30.00%) CCIE
2 3 (30.00%) Degree
3 2 (20.00%) CCDP
3 2 (20.00%) Computer Science Degree
3 2 (20.00%) SC Cleared
3 2 (20.00%) Security Cleared
4 1 (10.00%) DV Cleared
System Software
1 3 (30.00%) Active Directory
1 3 (30.00%) VMware Infrastructure
2 2 (20.00%) Forefront TMG
2 2 (20.00%) VMware ESXi
2 2 (20.00%) vSphere
Systems Management
1 3 (30.00%) Cisco CUCM
2 2 (20.00%) Nessus
2 2 (20.00%) WhatsUp Gold
Vendors
1 7 (70.00%) Cisco
2 5 (50.00%) HP
2 5 (50.00%) Microsoft
3 4 (40.00%) Juniper
4 3 (30.00%) Aerohive Networks
4 3 (30.00%) Avaya
4 3 (30.00%) CheckPoint
4 3 (30.00%) Cyberoam
4 3 (30.00%) Draytek
4 3 (30.00%) Fortinet
4 3 (30.00%) Meraki
4 3 (30.00%) Red Hat
4 3 (30.00%) SonicWALL
4 3 (30.00%) VMware
5 2 (20.00%) BT