The following table provides summary statistics for contract job vacancies 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 22 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.

Point-to-Point Protocol (PPP)
UK
3 months to
22 Jun 2017
Same period 2016 Same period 2015
Rank 598 635 624
Rank change year-on-year +37 -11  
Contract jobs citing PPP 17 10 19
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in the UK 0.036% 0.019% 0.034%
As % of the Communications & Networking category 0.27% 0.11% 0.23%
Number of daily rates quoted 11 5 9
Median daily rate £300 £375 £375
Median daily rate % change year-on-year -20.00% -  
90% offered a daily rate of more than £170 £338 £335
10% offered a daily rate of more than £427 £475 £450
UK excluding London median daily rate £170 £375 £275
% change year-on-year -54.66% +36.36%  
Number of hourly rates quoted 3 0 1
Median hourly rate £24.86 - £34.80
UK excluding London median hourly rate - - £34.80

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 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 6351 8706 8089
As % of all contract IT job vacancies advertised in the UK 13.55% 16.14% 14.39%
Number of daily rates quoted 3763 5295 4556
Median daily rate £400 £390 £360
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +2.56% +8.33%  
90% offered a daily rate of more than £213 £240 £213
10% offered a daily rate of more than £550 £550 £500
UK excluding London median daily rate £375 £365 £347
% change year-on-year +2.73% +5.04%  
Number of hourly rates quoted 397 422 468
Median hourly rate £27.38 £29.00 £23.75
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year -5.58% +22.10%  
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £12.00 £13.00 £13.03
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £50.00 £47.83 £49.19
UK excluding London median hourly rate £27.50 £32.50 £26.00
% change year-on-year -15.38% +25.00%  

PPP
Job Vacancy Trend

The job posting trend of jobs advertised 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 UK

PPP
Contractor Daily Rate Trend

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

Contractor daily rate trend for PPP in the UK

PPP
Contractor Daily Rate Histogram

The daily rate distribution of IT jobs citing PPP over the 3 months to 22 June 2017.

Contractor daily rate histogram for PPP in the UK

PPP
Contractor Hourly Rate Trend

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

Contractor hourly rate trend for PPP in the UK

PPP
Top 8 Contract Locations

The table below looks at the demand and provides a guide to the median contractor rates quoted in IT jobs citing PPP within the UK over the 3 months to 22 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 +57 17 £300 -20.00% 5
London +25 11 £306 - 2
City of London - 7 £369 - 1
South West - 6 £170 - 1
Wiltshire - 5 £170 -
Swindon - 5 £170 -
Hammersmith - 2 £300 -
Bristol - 1 £370 - 1

For the 6 months to 22 June 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 with a requirement for PPP.

1 18 (69.23%) Cisco
2 17 (65.38%) Firewall
3 13 (50.00%) SolarWinds
4 12 (46.15%) MPLS
5 11 (42.31%) Cisco Prime
5 11 (42.31%) TCP/IP
6 10 (38.46%) VoIP
6 10 (38.46%) Network Management
7 9 (34.62%) Cisco ASA
7 9 (34.62%) VLAN
7 9 (34.62%) OSPF
7 9 (34.62%) BGP
7 9 (34.62%) 802.1X
8 8 (30.77%) Data Centre
8 8 (30.77%) HSRP
8 8 (30.77%) VPN
8 8 (30.77%) ISDN
9 7 (26.92%) SNMP
9 7 (26.92%) DPNSS
9 7 (26.92%) CCNP
9 7 (26.92%) Cisco Certification
9 7 (26.92%) TACACS
9 7 (26.92%) Q.931
10 6 (23.08%) Ethernet
10 6 (23.08%) WAN
11 5 (19.23%) ISO 9001
11 5 (19.23%) Microsoft
11 5 (19.23%) C
11 5 (19.23%) ISO 14001
11 5 (19.23%) Juniper

PPP
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:

Cloud Services
1 1 (3.85%) Office 365
Communications & Networking
1 17 (65.38%) Firewall
2 12 (46.15%) MPLS
3 11 (42.31%) TCP/IP
4 10 (38.46%) VoIP
5 9 (34.62%) BGP
5 9 (34.62%) Cisco ASA
5 9 (34.62%) OSPF
5 9 (34.62%) VLAN
6 8 (30.77%) HSRP
6 8 (30.77%) ISDN
6 8 (30.77%) VPN
7 7 (26.92%) DPNSS
7 7 (26.92%) Q.931
7 7 (26.92%) SNMP
7 7 (26.92%) TACACS
8 6 (23.08%) Ethernet
8 6 (23.08%) WAN
9 5 (19.23%) Cisco Nexus
9 5 (19.23%) IPsec
9 5 (19.23%) Wireless
Database & Business Intelligence
1 1 (3.85%) SQL Server
Development Applications
1 1 (3.85%) Git (software)
1 1 (3.85%) JIRA
General
1 3 (11.54%) Telecoms
2 2 (7.69%) Electronics
2 2 (7.69%) Finance
3 1 (3.85%) Banking
3 1 (3.85%) German Language
3 1 (3.85%) Investment Banking
3 1 (3.85%) Legal
Job Titles
1 11 (42.31%) Network Engineer
2 4 (15.38%) Security Engineer
3 3 (11.54%) Network Support
3 3 (11.54%) Network Support Engineer
3 3 (11.54%) Senior Network Engineer
3 3 (11.54%) Support Engineer
4 2 (7.69%) Analyst
4 2 (7.69%) ICT Engineer
4 2 (7.69%) LAN Engineer
4 2 (7.69%) LAN/WAN Engineer
4 2 (7.69%) Network Analyst
4 2 (7.69%) SC Cleared Network Engineer
4 2 (7.69%) Senior Analyst
4 2 (7.69%) Senior Network Analyst
4 2 (7.69%) Senior Security Engineer
4 2 (7.69%) WAN Engineer
5 1 (3.85%) Cisco Analyst
5 1 (3.85%) Cisco Network Analyst
5 1 (3.85%) IP Design Engineer
5 1 (3.85%) Senior Cisco Network Analyst
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 9 (34.62%) 802.1X
2 1 (3.85%) .NET
2 1 (3.85%) AngularJS
2 1 (3.85%) Node.js
2 1 (3.85%) WPF
Miscellaneous
1 8 (30.77%) Data Centre
2 2 (7.69%) Computer Science
2 2 (7.69%) Management Information System
Operating Systems
1 4 (15.38%) Windows
2 1 (3.85%) Unix
Processes & Methodologies
1 10 (38.46%) Network Management
2 5 (19.23%) Asset Management
3 4 (15.38%) Customer Requirements
3 4 (15.38%) Mathematics
4 2 (7.69%) ITIL
4 2 (7.69%) Load Balancing
4 2 (7.69%) Performance Management
4 2 (7.69%) Presales
4 2 (7.69%) Proactive Monitoring
4 2 (7.69%) Root Cause Analysis
5 1 (3.85%) CAPA
5 1 (3.85%) ITIL V3
5 1 (3.85%) PRINCE2
5 1 (3.85%) Problem Management
5 1 (3.85%) Risk Assessment
5 1 (3.85%) Service Delivery
5 1 (3.85%) Service Management
5 1 (3.85%) Stress Testing
5 1 (3.85%) Test Scripting
5 1 (3.85%) User Acceptance Testing
Programming Languages
1 5 (19.23%) C
2 1 (3.85%) Bash Shell
2 1 (3.85%) C#
2 1 (3.85%) Java
2 1 (3.85%) JavaScript
2 1 (3.85%) PowerShell
2 1 (3.85%) Python
2 1 (3.85%) SQL
Qualifications
1 7 (26.92%) CCNP
1 7 (26.92%) Cisco Certification
2 4 (15.38%) CCIE
3 2 (7.69%) CCDA
3 2 (7.69%) CCDP
3 2 (7.69%) CCNA
3 2 (7.69%) Computer Science Degree
3 2 (7.69%) Degree
3 2 (7.69%) SC Cleared
3 2 (7.69%) Security Cleared
4 1 (3.85%) BPSS Clearance
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 5 (19.23%) ISO 14001
1 5 (19.23%) ISO 9001
1 5 (19.23%) NEBOSH
2 2 (7.69%) SLA
3 1 (3.85%) PMO
3 1 (3.85%) QA
System Software
1 3 (11.54%) NFS
Systems Management
1 11 (42.31%) Cisco Prime
2 1 (3.85%) HP Quality Center
Vendors
1 18 (69.23%) Cisco
2 13 (50.00%) SolarWinds
3 5 (19.23%) CA
3 5 (19.23%) Juniper
3 5 (19.23%) Microsoft
4 4 (15.38%) Citrix
4 4 (15.38%) F5
4 4 (15.38%) HP
5 3 (11.54%) CheckPoint
5 3 (11.54%) IBM
5 3 (11.54%) IronPort
5 3 (11.54%) Palo Alto
6 2 (7.69%) AirMagnet
6 2 (7.69%) Nokia
7 1 (3.85%) Blue Coat
7 1 (3.85%) Oracle
7 1 (3.85%) Sybase