Period
to 17 October 2017

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 6 months to 17 October 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
6 months to
17 Oct 2017
Same period 2016 Same period 2015
Rank 832 879 858
Rank change year-on-year +47 -21 -33
Contract jobs citing PPP 23 19 27
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in the UK 0.023% 0.018% 0.024%
As % of the Communications & Networking category 0.17% 0.11% 0.17%
Number of daily rates quoted 17 11 16
UK median daily rate £312 £365 £363
Median daily rate % change year-on-year -14.66% +0.69% +16.00%
10th Percentile £170 £319 £204
90th Percentile £478 £488 £450
UK excluding London median daily rate £170 £383 £208
% change year-on-year -55.56% +84.34% -33.06%
Number of hourly rates quoted 2 2 1
UK median hourly rate £24.61 £43.75 £34.80
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year -43.75% +25.72% -
UK excluding London median hourly rate - £43.75 £34.80
% change year-on-year - +25.72% -

PPP 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 13705 16771 15795
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in the UK 13.81% 15.73% 13.96%
Number of daily rates quoted 8326 10205 9028
UK median daily rate £400 £400 £375
Median daily rate % change year-on-year - +6.67% -
10th Percentile £190 £220 £213
90th Percentile £581 £575 £544
UK excluding London median daily rate £375 £375 £360
% change year-on-year - +4.17% +3.60%
Number of hourly rates quoted 726 849 1038
UK median hourly rate £19.00 £25.00 £20.00
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year -24.00% +25.00% -
10th Percentile £11.13 £11.72 £11.00
90th Percentile £47.50 £47.50 £45.00
UK excluding London median hourly rate £19.25 £25.50 £20.00
% change year-on-year -24.51% +27.50% -

PPP
Job Vacancy Trend

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

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 6 months to 17 October 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 5 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 6 months to 17 October 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 +48 23 £312 -18.56% 6
London +4 18 £331 -17.31%
UK excluding London +22 5 £170 -55.56% 6
South West +8 4 £170 -55.56%
South East +11 1 £325 -31.58% 4

For the 6 months to 17 October 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 13 (56.52%) Cisco
2 12 (52.17%) VoIP
2 12 (52.17%) Firewall
3 11 (47.83%) TCP/IP
3 11 (47.83%) SolarWinds
4 8 (34.78%) Cisco ASA
5 7 (30.43%) Network Management
5 7 (30.43%) VLAN
5 7 (30.43%) MPLS
5 7 (30.43%) OSPF
5 7 (30.43%) BGP
5 7 (30.43%) Cisco Prime
6 6 (26.09%) SNMP
6 6 (26.09%) VPN
6 6 (26.09%) Ethernet
6 6 (26.09%) ISDN
6 6 (26.09%) DPNSS
6 6 (26.09%) TACACS
6 6 (26.09%) Juniper
6 6 (26.09%) Q.931
6 6 (26.09%) IPsec
6 6 (26.09%) IGMP
6 6 (26.09%) HSRP
6 6 (26.09%) 802.1X
7 5 (21.74%) F5
7 5 (21.74%) VPLS
7 5 (21.74%) NFS
7 5 (21.74%) DNS
7 5 (21.74%) Microsoft
8 4 (17.39%) CCNP

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:

Communications & Networking
1 12 (52.17%) Firewall
1 12 (52.17%) VoIP
2 11 (47.83%) TCP/IP
3 8 (34.78%) Cisco ASA
4 7 (30.43%) BGP
4 7 (30.43%) MPLS
4 7 (30.43%) OSPF
4 7 (30.43%) VLAN
5 6 (26.09%) DPNSS
5 6 (26.09%) Ethernet
5 6 (26.09%) HSRP
5 6 (26.09%) IGMP
5 6 (26.09%) IPsec
5 6 (26.09%) ISDN
5 6 (26.09%) Q.931
5 6 (26.09%) SNMP
5 6 (26.09%) TACACS
5 6 (26.09%) VPN
6 5 (21.74%) DNS
6 5 (21.74%) VPLS
Database & Business Intelligence
1 4 (17.39%) SQL Server
Development Applications
1 2 (8.70%) Git (software)
1 2 (8.70%) Team Foundation Server
General
1 3 (13.04%) Banking
1 3 (13.04%) Investment Banking
2 2 (8.70%) Finance
2 2 (8.70%) Front Office
2 2 (8.70%) Legal
3 1 (4.35%) German Language
3 1 (4.35%) Law
Job Titles
1 10 (43.48%) Network Engineer
2 4 (17.39%) C# Developer
2 4 (17.39%) Developer
2 4 (17.39%) Network Support
2 4 (17.39%) Network Support Engineer
2 4 (17.39%) Security Engineer
2 4 (17.39%) Support Engineer
3 3 (13.04%) Senior Network Engineer
3 3 (13.04%) SQL Developer
4 2 (8.70%) Risk Manager
4 2 (8.70%) Senior Security Engineer
5 1 (4.35%) C# .NET Developer
5 1 (4.35%) Cisco Security Engineer
5 1 (4.35%) ICT Engineer
5 1 (4.35%) Juniper Engineer
5 1 (4.35%) Network Operations Engineer
5 1 (4.35%) Operations Engineer
5 1 (4.35%) Risk Project Manager
5 1 (4.35%) Senior Network Consultant
5 1 (4.35%) Senior Risk Manager
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 6 (26.09%) 802.1X
2 4 (17.39%) .NET
2 4 (17.39%) WPF
3 2 (8.70%) .NET Framework
3 2 (8.70%) AngularJS
3 2 (8.70%) Entity Framework
3 2 (8.70%) LINQ
3 2 (8.70%) Node.js
Miscellaneous
1 2 (8.70%) Equities
1 2 (8.70%) Fixed Income
1 2 (8.70%) Foreign Exchange (FX)
1 2 (8.70%) Hedge funds
2 1 (4.35%) Analytical Skills
2 1 (4.35%) Data Centre
Operating Systems
1 3 (13.04%) Windows
2 2 (8.70%) Unix
Processes & Methodologies
1 7 (30.43%) Network Management
2 3 (13.04%) Asset Management
2 3 (13.04%) Mathematics
3 2 (8.70%) MVVM
3 2 (8.70%) Project Management
4 1 (4.35%) Capacity Management
4 1 (4.35%) Change Management
4 1 (4.35%) Continuous Improvement
4 1 (4.35%) ITIL
4 1 (4.35%) Network Optimisation
4 1 (4.35%) Problem Management
4 1 (4.35%) Service Delivery
4 1 (4.35%) Stakeholder Engagement
Programming Languages
1 4 (17.39%) C#
1 4 (17.39%) SQL
2 3 (13.04%) C
3 2 (8.70%) Bash Shell
3 2 (8.70%) JavaScript
3 2 (8.70%) PowerShell
3 2 (8.70%) Python
4 1 (4.35%) Java
Qualifications
1 4 (17.39%) CCNP
1 4 (17.39%) Cisco Certification
2 1 (4.35%) CCNA
2 1 (4.35%) JNCIS
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 3 (13.04%) ISO 14001
1 3 (13.04%) ISO 9001
1 3 (13.04%) NEBOSH
2 2 (8.70%) MiFID
System Software
1 5 (21.74%) NFS
Systems Management
1 7 (30.43%) Cisco Prime
Vendors
1 13 (56.52%) Cisco
2 11 (47.83%) SolarWinds
3 6 (26.09%) Juniper
4 5 (21.74%) F5
4 5 (21.74%) Microsoft
5 4 (17.39%) Palo Alto
6 3 (13.04%) Citrix
7 2 (8.70%) CheckPoint
7 2 (8.70%) Oracle
7 2 (8.70%) Sybase
8 1 (4.35%) Blue Coat
8 1 (4.35%) CA
8 1 (4.35%) HP
8 1 (4.35%) IBM
8 1 (4.35%) IronPort
8 1 (4.35%) Nokia