The table below looks at the statistics for RIP skills in IT contracts advertised for the Berkshire region. Included is a guide to the average contractor rates offered in IT contracts that have cited RIP over the 3 months to 28 August 2015 with a comparison to the same period in the previous 2 years.

Note that daily contractor rates and hourly contractor rates are treated separately. When calculating average contractor rates, daily rates are not derived from quoted hourly rates or vice versa.

Location
3 months to
28 Aug 2015
Same period 2014 Same period 2013
Routing Information Protocol (RIP)
Rank 118 108 128
Rank change year-on-year
-10 +20
Contract jobs citing RIP 7 13 2
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Berkshire 0.27% 0.54% 0.079%
As % of the Communications & Networking category 1.22% 2.01% 0.29%
Number of daily rates quoted 1 5 0
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£365 £463 -
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
-21.08% -
UK excluding London average daily rate £433 £455 £290
% change year-on-year
-4.94% +56.89%
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 0 0
Average hourly rate - - -
UK excluding London average hourly rate £47.83 £40.00 -
% change year-on-year
+19.57% -
RIP
South East

The following table is for comparison with the above and provides statistics for the entire Communications & Networking category in contract jobs advertised in the Berkshire region.

Communications & Networking Category
Berkshire
Contract IT job ads with a match in the
Communications & Networking category
574 648 682
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Berkshire 22.02% 26.70% 26.89%
Number of daily rates quoted 274 240 228
Average daily rate £325 £360 £330
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
-9.72% +9.09%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £208 £220 £175
10% offered a daily rate of more than £495 £475 £470
UK excluding London average daily rate £350 £338 £325
% change year-on-year
+3.70% +3.84%
Number of hourly rates quoted 29 20 29
Average hourly rate £20.00 £17.50 £23.50
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
+14.28% -25.53%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £14.00 £12.50 £13.50
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £36.00 £59.00 £31.00
UK excluding London average hourly rate £21.53 £22.50 £23.50
% change year-on-year
-4.33% -4.25%

RIP
Jobs Demand Trend in Berkshire

This chart provides a 3-month moving total of IT contractor jobs citing RIP across the Berkshire region as a proportion of the total demand within the Communications & Networking category.

RIP Jobs Demand Trend in Berkshire

RIP
Daily Rate Trend in Berkshire

This chart provides the 3-month moving average for daily rates quoted in IT contract jobs citing RIP across the Berkshire region.

RIP Daily Rate Trend in Berkshire

RIP
Hourly Rate Trend in Berkshire

This chart provides the 3-month moving average for hourly rates quoted in IT contractor jobs citing RIP across the Berkshire region.

RIP Hourly Rate Trend in Berkshire

RIP
Contract Job Locations in Berkshire

The table below looks at the demand and provides a guide to the average contractor rates quoted in IT jobs citing RIP within the Berkshire region over the 3 months to 28 August 2015. 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
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Rank Change
on Same Period
Last Year
Matching
Contract
IT Job Ads
Average
Daily Rate
Last 3 Months
Average Daily Rate
% Change
on Same Period
Last Year
Live
Job
Vacancies
Bracknell -9 2 - - 1
Reading -10 1 - -
Slough - 1 £365 -
Wokingham - 1 - -
RIP
South East

RIP
Top 30 Related IT Skills in Berkshire

For the 6 months to 28 August 2015, IT contractor jobs across the Berkshire region citing RIP also mentioned the following IT skills in order of popularity. The figures indicate the number of jobs and their proportion against the total number of contract IT job ads sampled that cited RIP.

1 14 (100.00%) OSPF
2 12 (85.71%) BGP
3 10 (71.43%) Cisco
4 9 (64.29%) TCP/IP
4 9 (64.29%) Cisco Certification
5 8 (57.14%) SNMP
5 8 (57.14%) Firewall
6 7 (50.00%) VPN
6 7 (50.00%) CCNP
6 7 (50.00%) Ethernet
6 7 (50.00%) MPLS
7 6 (42.86%) Telecoms
8 5 (35.71%) VRRP
8 5 (35.71%) CheckPoint
8 5 (35.71%) EIGRP
8 5 (35.71%) LAN
8 5 (35.71%) F5
9 4 (28.57%) Cisco PIX
9 4 (28.57%) Network Security
9 4 (28.57%) Cisco ASA
9 4 (28.57%) WAN
9 4 (28.57%) CCIE
10 3 (21.43%) CCDP
10 3 (21.43%) HP
10 3 (21.43%) CISSP
10 3 (21.43%) DNS
10 3 (21.43%) DSL
10 3 (21.43%) Internet
10 3 (21.43%) 3G
10 3 (21.43%) TACACS

RIP
Top Related IT Skills in Berkshire by Category

For the 6 months to 28 August 2015, IT contractor jobs across the Berkshire region citing RIP also mentioned the following IT skills grouped by category. The figures indicate the number of jobs and their proportion against the total number of contract IT job ads sampled that cited RIP. Up to 20 skills are shown per category.

Application Platforms
1 2 (14.29%) CMS
Applications
1 1 (7.14%) MS Visio
1 1 (7.14%) MS PowerPoint
Communications & Networking
1 14 (100.00%) OSPF
2 12 (85.71%) BGP
3 9 (64.29%) TCP/IP
4 8 (57.14%) SNMP
4 8 (57.14%) Firewall
5 7 (50.00%) MPLS
5 7 (50.00%) VPN
5 7 (50.00%) Ethernet
6 5 (35.71%) LAN
6 5 (35.71%) EIGRP
6 5 (35.71%) VRRP
7 4 (28.57%) WAN
7 4 (28.57%) Cisco PIX
7 4 (28.57%) Network Security
7 4 (28.57%) Cisco ASA
8 3 (21.43%) 4G
8 3 (21.43%) FWSM
8 3 (21.43%) VLAN
8 3 (21.43%) HSRP
8 3 (21.43%) DNS
General
1 6 (42.86%) Telecoms
2 2 (14.29%) Games
2 2 (14.29%) Retail
2 2 (14.29%) Billing
3 1 (7.14%) Back Office
Job Titles
1 5 (35.71%) IP Engineer
2 3 (21.43%) Network Engineer
2 3 (21.43%) Test Engineer
3 2 (14.29%) Architect
3 2 (14.29%) Security Engineer
3 2 (14.29%) IP Network Engineer
4 1 (7.14%) Senior Network Specialist
4 1 (7.14%) Network Architect
4 1 (7.14%) Network Specialist
4 1 (7.14%) Senior Network Engineer
4 1 (7.14%) Network Administrator
4 1 (7.14%) Security Specialist
4 1 (7.14%) Senior Test Engineer
4 1 (7.14%) Solutions Architect
4 1 (7.14%) Administrator
4 1 (7.14%) Design Engineer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 2 (14.29%) Silverlight
2 1 (7.14%) 802.1X
Miscellaneous
1 3 (21.43%) Distributed Denial-of-Service
1 3 (21.43%) Data Centre
2 2 (14.29%) IPTV
2 2 (14.29%) MPEG
2 2 (14.29%) DTV
2 2 (14.29%) Streaming Video
2 2 (14.29%) STB
2 2 (14.29%) Video on Demand
3 1 (7.14%) SecurID
3 1 (7.14%) Computer Science
Operating Systems
1 2 (14.29%) UNIX
2 1 (7.14%) Linux
Processes & Methodologies
1 3 (21.43%) Performance Management
2 2 (14.29%) Video Processing
2 2 (14.29%) CRM
2 2 (14.29%) DRM
2 2 (14.29%) Load Balancing
2 2 (14.29%) Validation
2 2 (14.29%) Migration
2 2 (14.29%) Scrum
2 2 (14.29%) Agile Software Development
2 2 (14.29%) Network Design
2 2 (14.29%) Deep Packet Inspection
2 2 (14.29%) DDoS Mitigation
3 1 (7.14%) ITIL
3 1 (7.14%) Network Planning
3 1 (7.14%) eTOM
3 1 (7.14%) Risk Assessment
3 1 (7.14%) Time Management
3 1 (7.14%) Service Delivery
3 1 (7.14%) Network Management
3 1 (7.14%) Capacity Management
Programming Languages
1 1 (7.14%) C
Qualifications
1 9 (64.29%) Cisco Certification
2 7 (50.00%) CCNP
3 4 (28.57%) CCIE
4 3 (21.43%) CCDP
4 3 (21.43%) CISSP
4 3 (21.43%) CCSE
4 3 (21.43%) SC Cleared
4 3 (21.43%) Security Cleared
5 2 (14.29%) CCSA
5 2 (14.29%) BC Cleared
5 2 (14.29%) Degree
5 2 (14.29%) CCNA
6 1 (7.14%) CCSP
6 1 (7.14%) Check Point Certification
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 2 (14.29%) PCI DSS
System Software
1 2 (14.29%) ProxySG
Systems Management
1 2 (14.29%) FortiGate
2 1 (7.14%) Iperf
2 1 (7.14%) HP Quality Center
Vendors
1 10 (71.43%) Cisco
2 5 (35.71%) CheckPoint
2 5 (35.71%) F5
3 3 (21.43%) Fortinet
3 3 (21.43%) HP
4 2 (14.29%) Juniper
4 2 (14.29%) Adobe
4 2 (14.29%) Apple
4 2 (14.29%) ProCurve
4 2 (14.29%) Tektronix
4 2 (14.29%) Radware
4 2 (14.29%) Blue Coat
4 2 (14.29%) Aerohive Networks
5 1 (7.14%) AlgoSec
5 1 (7.14%) Brocade
5 1 (7.14%) Redback
5 1 (7.14%) Tufin
5 1 (7.14%) Riverbed
5 1 (7.14%) Nokia
5 1 (7.14%) Citrix