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 22 May 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
22 May 2015
Same period 2014 Same period 2013
Routing Information Protocol (RIP)
Rank 115 114 122
Rank change year-on-year
-1 +8
Contract jobs citing RIP 8 3 1
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Berkshire 0.32% 0.12% 0.041%
As % of the Communications & Networking category 1.21% 0.53% 0.17%
Number of daily rates quoted 1 1 0
Average daily rate
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£230 £215 -
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+6.97% -
UK excluding London average daily rate £230 £263 £300
% change year-on-year
-12.38% -12.50%
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 0 0
Average hourly rate - - -
UK excluding London average hourly rate £40.00 - -
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
662 571 603
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Berkshire 26.09% 22.56% 24.58%
Number of daily rates quoted 278 193 179
Average daily rate £310 £290 £285
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+6.89% +1.75%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £150 £175 £165
10% offered a daily rate of more than £475 £425 £430
UK excluding London average daily rate £340 £330 £315
% change year-on-year
+3.03% +4.76%
Number of hourly rates quoted 21 24 19
Average hourly rate £39.00 £20.00 £18.75
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
+95.00% +6.66%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £17.50 £15.50 £12.68
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £45.75 £30.00 £93.50
UK excluding London average hourly rate £26.00 £19.00 £22.00
% change year-on-year
+36.84% -13.63%

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 22 May 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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statistics and historical trends)
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
Reading +10 3 - - 2
Bracknell - 1 - - 1
Newbury - 1 - -
RIP
South East

RIP
Top 30 Related IT Skills in Berkshire

For the 6 months to 22 May 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 32 (100.00%) OSPF
2 29 (90.63%) Cisco
3 27 (84.38%) Cisco Certification
4 25 (78.13%) VPN
5 24 (75.00%) Telecoms
6 22 (68.75%) CCNP
7 21 (65.63%) Firewall
8 20 (62.50%) CheckPoint
9 16 (50.00%) Security Cleared
9 16 (50.00%) SC Cleared
9 16 (50.00%) Internet
9 16 (50.00%) MPLS
9 16 (50.00%) CISSP
9 16 (50.00%) LAN
10 15 (46.88%) Cisco ASA
10 15 (46.88%) IPsec
11 14 (43.75%) BGP
12 13 (40.63%) F5
12 13 (40.63%) PCI DSS
13 12 (37.50%) Network Security
13 12 (37.50%) Risk Assessment
13 12 (37.50%) Juniper
13 12 (37.50%) WAN
14 11 (34.38%) Validation
15 10 (31.25%) Wireless
15 10 (31.25%) ITIL
15 10 (31.25%) SNMP
15 10 (31.25%) TCP/IP
15 10 (31.25%) Fortinet
15 10 (31.25%) Degree

RIP
Top Related IT Skills in Berkshire by Category

For the 6 months to 22 May 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 (6.25%) CMS
Applications
1 1 (3.13%) MS PowerPoint
1 1 (3.13%) MS Visio
Communications & Networking
1 32 (100.00%) OSPF
2 25 (78.13%) VPN
3 21 (65.63%) Firewall
4 16 (50.00%) Internet
4 16 (50.00%) MPLS
4 16 (50.00%) LAN
5 15 (46.88%) Cisco ASA
5 15 (46.88%) IPsec
6 14 (43.75%) BGP
7 12 (37.50%) Network Security
7 12 (37.50%) WAN
8 10 (31.25%) Wireless
8 10 (31.25%) SNMP
8 10 (31.25%) TCP/IP
9 9 (28.13%) SSL
9 9 (28.13%) WLAN
9 9 (28.13%) EIGRP
9 9 (28.13%) Cisco ISE
10 8 (25.00%) Ethernet
10 8 (25.00%) VLAN
General
1 24 (75.00%) Telecoms
2 2 (6.25%) Games
2 2 (6.25%) Retail
2 2 (6.25%) Billing
3 1 (3.13%) Back Office
Job Titles
1 19 (59.38%) IP Engineer
2 15 (46.88%) Design Engineer
3 9 (28.13%) Network Engineer
4 8 (25.00%) Security Engineer
5 5 (15.63%) Network Design Specialist
5 5 (15.63%) Network Specialist
5 5 (15.63%) IP Network Engineer
6 4 (12.50%) Network Security Specialist
6 4 (12.50%) Security Specialist
7 3 (9.38%) Test Engineer
7 3 (9.38%) Network Design Engineer
8 2 (6.25%) Network Security Engineer
9 1 (3.13%) Senior Test Engineer
9 1 (3.13%) Network Architect
9 1 (3.13%) Architect
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 2 (6.25%) Silverlight
Miscellaneous
1 9 (28.13%) SecurID
2 2 (6.25%) Streaming Video
2 2 (6.25%) DTV
2 2 (6.25%) MPEG
2 2 (6.25%) IPTV
2 2 (6.25%) STB
2 2 (6.25%) Video on Demand
2 2 (6.25%) Distributed Denial-of-Service
3 1 (3.13%) Computer Science
Operating Systems
1 8 (25.00%) Linux
2 2 (6.25%) UNIX
Processes & Methodologies
1 12 (37.50%) Risk Assessment
2 11 (34.38%) Validation
3 10 (31.25%) ITIL
4 9 (28.13%) eTOM
5 8 (25.00%) Migration
6 5 (15.63%) Demand Forecasting
6 5 (15.63%) Reverse Engineering
6 5 (15.63%) Load Balancing
7 4 (12.50%) Network Management
8 3 (9.38%) Network Design
9 2 (6.25%) Scrum
9 2 (6.25%) DRM
9 2 (6.25%) CRM
9 2 (6.25%) Agile Software Development
9 2 (6.25%) Root Cause Analysis
9 2 (6.25%) Capacity Management
9 2 (6.25%) Deep Packet Inspection
9 2 (6.25%) Video Processing
9 2 (6.25%) Performance Management
9 2 (6.25%) DDoS Mitigation
Qualifications
1 27 (84.38%) Cisco Certification
2 22 (68.75%) CCNP
3 16 (50.00%) Security Cleared
3 16 (50.00%) SC Cleared
3 16 (50.00%) CISSP
4 10 (31.25%) Degree
5 8 (25.00%) CCNA
6 6 (18.75%) CCIE
6 6 (18.75%) BC Cleared
7 5 (15.63%) CCDP
8 4 (12.50%) Check Point Certification
8 4 (12.50%) CCSP
9 2 (6.25%) CCSE
9 2 (6.25%) CCSA
10 1 (3.13%) JNCIP
10 1 (3.13%) CCIP
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 13 (40.63%) PCI DSS
System Software
1 2 (6.25%) ProxySG
Systems Management
1 9 (28.13%) TrustSec
2 2 (6.25%) FortiGate
3 1 (3.13%) Iperf
3 1 (3.13%) HP Quality Center
Vendors
1 29 (90.63%) Cisco
2 20 (62.50%) CheckPoint
3 13 (40.63%) F5
4 12 (37.50%) Juniper
5 10 (31.25%) Fortinet
6 9 (28.13%) Tufin
6 9 (28.13%) AlgoSec
6 9 (28.13%) Microsoft
6 9 (28.13%) CA
7 4 (12.50%) Radware
7 4 (12.50%) Nokia
7 4 (12.50%) Redback
8 2 (6.25%) Apple
8 2 (6.25%) Adobe
8 2 (6.25%) Blue Coat
8 2 (6.25%) Tektronix
9 1 (3.13%) Riverbed
9 1 (3.13%) Brocade
9 1 (3.13%) HP
9 1 (3.13%) Nortel