Period
to 22 November 2017

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 6 months to 22 November 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
6 months to
22 Nov 2017
Same period 2016 Same period 2015
Rank 875 882 871
Rank change year-on-year +7 -11 -17
Contract jobs citing L2TP 9 17 33
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in the UK 0.009% 0.016% 0.029%
As % of the Communications & Networking category 0.064% 0.10% 0.21%
Number of daily rates quoted 6 7 20
UK median daily rate £395 £325 £363
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +21.54% -10.34% -19.44%
10th Percentile £210 £300 £204
90th Percentile £481 £423 £491
UK excluding London median daily rate £400 £305 £268
% change year-on-year +31.15% +14.02% -40.56%
Number of hourly rates quoted 3 4 9
UK median hourly rate £44.60 £48.00 £47.83
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year -7.09% +0.36% +59.43%
UK excluding London median hourly rate £44.50 £48.00 £47.83
% change year-on-year -7.29% +0.36% +83.96%

L2TP 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 with a requirement for communications or computer networking skills.

All Communications and Computer Networking Skills
UK
Contract vacancies with a requirement for communications or computer networking skills 14146 16349 15656
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in the UK 13.71% 15.51% 13.88%
Number of daily rates quoted 8603 9874 9060
UK median daily rate £400 £400 £388
Median daily rate % change year-on-year - +3.23% +3.33%
10th Percentile £181 £214 £213
90th Percentile £588 £575 £550
UK excluding London median daily rate £375 £375 £363
% change year-on-year - +3.45% +3.57%
Number of hourly rates quoted 746 834 1012
UK median hourly rate £19.00 £23.88 £20.71
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year -20.42% +15.31% +3.53%
10th Percentile £11.15 £11.72 £11.00
90th Percentile £46.82 £48.00 £46.00
UK excluding London median hourly rate £18.04 £25.00 £20.97
% change year-on-year -27.84% +19.23% +4.84%

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 Daily Rate Histogram

The daily rate distribution of IT jobs citing L2TP over the 6 months to 22 November 2017.

Contractor daily rate histogram 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 6 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 6 months to 22 November 2017. 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
England +8 7 £395 +21.54% 4
UK excluding London +27 4 £400 +31.15% 4
London -34 3 £220 -37.23%
East Midlands - 3 £400 -
Midlands - 3 £400 -
South West - 1 - - 1

For the 6 months to 22 November 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 (100.00%) Cisco
2 8 (88.89%) MPLS
2 8 (88.89%) OSPF
3 5 (55.56%) BGP
3 5 (55.56%) Ethernet
3 5 (55.56%) ADSL
3 5 (55.56%) EIGRP
4 4 (44.44%) BT
4 4 (44.44%) IPsec
4 4 (44.44%) Retail
5 3 (33.33%) Banking
5 3 (33.33%) IGMP
5 3 (33.33%) Network Design
5 3 (33.33%) Marketing
5 3 (33.33%) Telecoms
5 3 (33.33%) Finance
5 3 (33.33%) VMware
5 3 (33.33%) Programme Management
5 3 (33.33%) Rendezvous
5 3 (33.33%) RIP
5 3 (33.33%) SNMP
5 3 (33.33%) VSS/SourceSafe
5 3 (33.33%) Unix
5 3 (33.33%) Windows
5 3 (33.33%) E-Commerce
5 3 (33.33%) Active Directory
5 3 (33.33%) Microsoft
5 3 (33.33%) Juniper
5 3 (33.33%) Security Cleared
5 3 (33.33%) VMware Infrastructure

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 (22.22%) Microsoft Excel
1 2 (22.22%) MS Visio
Communications & Networking
1 8 (88.89%) MPLS
1 8 (88.89%) OSPF
2 5 (55.56%) ADSL
2 5 (55.56%) BGP
2 5 (55.56%) EIGRP
2 5 (55.56%) Ethernet
3 4 (44.44%) IPsec
4 3 (33.33%) Cisco ASA
4 3 (33.33%) IGMP
4 3 (33.33%) Multicast
4 3 (33.33%) RIP
4 3 (33.33%) SNMP
5 2 (22.22%) Broadband
5 2 (22.22%) Cisco Wireless
5 2 (22.22%) ICMP
5 2 (22.22%) LAN
5 2 (22.22%) NAS
5 2 (22.22%) SSH
5 2 (22.22%) Wireless
5 2 (22.22%) WLAN
Development Applications
1 3 (33.33%) VSS/SourceSafe
General
1 4 (44.44%) Retail
2 3 (33.33%) Banking
2 3 (33.33%) Finance
2 3 (33.33%) Marketing
2 3 (33.33%) Telecoms
3 2 (22.22%) Military
Job Titles
1 4 (44.44%) Network Engineer
2 3 (33.33%) Head of Infrastructure
2 3 (33.33%) Head of Operations
3 2 (22.22%) IP Engineer
3 2 (22.22%) IP Network Engineer
4 1 (11.11%) Cisco Engineer
4 1 (11.11%) Cisco Network Engineer
4 1 (11.11%) Data Centre Engineer
4 1 (11.11%) Deployment Engineer
4 1 (11.11%) Head of Network Operations
4 1 (11.11%) Network Deployment Engineer
4 1 (11.11%) Network Support
4 1 (11.11%) Network Support Engineer
4 1 (11.11%) NOC Engineer
4 1 (11.11%) Support Engineer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 3 (33.33%) Rendezvous
Miscellaneous
1 3 (33.33%) Data Centre
2 2 (22.22%) Linux Command Line
2 2 (22.22%) Management Information System
2 2 (22.22%) PKI
Operating Systems
1 3 (33.33%) Unix
1 3 (33.33%) Windows
1 3 (33.33%) Windows Server
2 2 (22.22%) FreeBSD
3 1 (11.11%) Linux
Processes & Methodologies
1 3 (33.33%) Change Control
1 3 (33.33%) DevOps
1 3 (33.33%) E-Commerce
1 3 (33.33%) Network Design
1 3 (33.33%) Programme Management
2 2 (22.22%) Information Assurance
2 2 (22.22%) Network Management
3 1 (11.11%) Change Management
3 1 (11.11%) Configuration Management
3 1 (11.11%) Customer-Centricity
3 1 (11.11%) ITIL
3 1 (11.11%) Performance Monitoring
3 1 (11.11%) Performance Tuning
3 1 (11.11%) Service Management
Programming Languages
1 2 (22.22%) SQL
Qualifications
1 3 (33.33%) Security Cleared
2 2 (22.22%) Cisco Certification
2 2 (22.22%) DV Cleared
2 2 (22.22%) SC Cleared
3 1 (11.11%) CCIE
3 1 (11.11%) CCNA
3 1 (11.11%) Degree
System Software
1 3 (33.33%) Active Directory
1 3 (33.33%) VMware ESXi
1 3 (33.33%) VMware Infrastructure
2 2 (22.22%) NFS
2 2 (22.22%) vSphere
Systems Management
1 2 (22.22%) Nessus
1 2 (22.22%) WhatsUp Gold
2 1 (11.11%) CA Spectrum
2 1 (11.11%) Cisco Prime
Vendors
1 9 (100.00%) Cisco
2 4 (44.44%) BT
3 3 (33.33%) Juniper
3 3 (33.33%) Microsoft
3 3 (33.33%) VMware
4 2 (22.22%) HP
5 1 (11.11%) CA