The following table provides summary statistics for contract job vacancies advertised in the West Midlands 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 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.

Point-to-Point Protocol (PPP)
England / West Midlands
3 months to
28 Jun 2017
Same period 2016 Same period 2015
Rank - 144 -
Contract jobs citing PPP 0 2 0
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in the West Midlands - 0.067% -
As % of the Communications & Networking category - 0.49% -
Number of daily rates quoted 0 2 0
Median daily rate - £338 -
UK excluding London median daily rate £170 £375 -
% change year-on-year -54.66% -  
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 0 0
Median hourly rate - - -
UK excluding London median hourly rate - £45.00 £34.80
% change year-on-year - +29.31%  

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 advertised in the West Midlands with a requirement for communications and computer networking skills.

Contract Communications & Computer Network Skills
West Midlands
Contract job vacancies with a requirement for communications and computer networking skills 327 407 334
As % of all contract IT job vacancies advertised in the West Midlands 15.74% 13.54% 14.35%
Number of daily rates quoted 454 692 569
Median daily rate £400 £356 £325
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +12.28% +9.61%  
90% offered a daily rate of more than £269 £200 £210
10% offered a daily rate of more than £506 £500 £451
UK excluding London median daily rate £375 £365 £340
% change year-on-year +2.73% +7.35%  
Number of hourly rates quoted 60 52 77
Median hourly rate £31.00 £21.50 £18.00
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year +44.18% +19.44%  
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £10.23 £12.25 £10.12
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £77.50 £38.75 £29.21
UK excluding London median hourly rate £27.50 £31.50 £23.50
% change year-on-year -12.69% +34.04%  

PPP
Job Vacancy Trend in the West Midlands

Job postings citing PPP as a percentage of all IT jobs advertised in the West Midlands.

Job vacancy trend for PPP in the West Midlands

PPP
Contractor Daily Rate Trend in the West Midlands

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

Contractor daily rate trend for PPP in the West Midlands

For the 6 months to 28 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 across the West Midlands region with a requirement for PPP.

1 1 (100.00%) ATM
1 1 (100.00%) LAN
1 1 (100.00%) WLAN
1 1 (100.00%) WAN
1 1 (100.00%) RIP
1 1 (100.00%) Cisco
1 1 (100.00%) CCIE
1 1 (100.00%) CCNP
1 1 (100.00%) CCNA
1 1 (100.00%) CCDA
1 1 (100.00%) CCDP
1 1 (100.00%) Cisco Certification
1 1 (100.00%) CA
1 1 (100.00%) 802.11
1 1 (100.00%) MPLS
1 1 (100.00%) OSPF
1 1 (100.00%) BGP
1 1 (100.00%) EIGRP
1 1 (100.00%) Firewall
1 1 (100.00%) Wi-Fi
1 1 (100.00%) Wireless
1 1 (100.00%) Frame Relay
1 1 (100.00%) Electronics
1 1 (100.00%) Telecoms
1 1 (100.00%) VLAN
1 1 (100.00%) Degree
1 1 (100.00%) Computer Science
1 1 (100.00%) Network Security
1 1 (100.00%) AirMagnet
1 1 (100.00%) Data Centre

PPP
Co-occurring IT Skills in the West Midlands 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 1 (100.00%) 802.11
1 1 (100.00%) ATM
1 1 (100.00%) BGP
1 1 (100.00%) EIGRP
1 1 (100.00%) Firewall
1 1 (100.00%) Frame Relay
1 1 (100.00%) LAN
1 1 (100.00%) MPLS
1 1 (100.00%) Network Security
1 1 (100.00%) OSPF
1 1 (100.00%) RIP
1 1 (100.00%) VLAN
1 1 (100.00%) WAN
1 1 (100.00%) Wi-Fi
1 1 (100.00%) Wireless
1 1 (100.00%) WLAN
General
1 1 (100.00%) Electronics
1 1 (100.00%) Telecoms
Job Titles
1 1 (100.00%) Network Engineer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 1 (100.00%) 802.1X
Miscellaneous
1 1 (100.00%) Computer Science
1 1 (100.00%) Data Centre
Processes & Methodologies
1 1 (100.00%) Customer Requirements
1 1 (100.00%) Presales
Qualifications
1 1 (100.00%) CCDA
1 1 (100.00%) CCDP
1 1 (100.00%) CCIE
1 1 (100.00%) CCNA
1 1 (100.00%) CCNP
1 1 (100.00%) Cisco Certification
1 1 (100.00%) Computer Science Degree
1 1 (100.00%) Degree
Vendors
1 1 (100.00%) AirMagnet
1 1 (100.00%) CA
1 1 (100.00%) Cisco