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 30 January 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
30 Jan 2015
Same period 2014 Same period 2013
Routing Information Protocol (RIP)
Rank 94 126 108
Rank change year-on-year
+32 -18
Contract jobs citing RIP 33 4 6
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Berkshire 1.25% 0.15% 0.28%
As % of the Communications & Networking category 4.81% 0.67% 0.97%
Number of daily rates quoted 4 0 1
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£400 - £175
UK excluding London average daily rate £375 £275 £350
% change year-on-year
+36.36% -21.42%
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 0 0
Average hourly rate - - -
UK excluding London average hourly rate £30.00 - -
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
686 594 619
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Berkshire 25.93% 22.84% 29.13%
Number of daily rates quoted 307 221 177
Average daily rate £350 £375 £303
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
-6.66% +23.96%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £190 £190 £225
10% offered a daily rate of more than £468 £475 £425
UK excluding London average daily rate £350 £350 £325
% change year-on-year
- +7.69%
Number of hourly rates quoted 14 38 35
Average hourly rate £36.00 £26.10 £35.00
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
+37.93% -25.42%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £13.65 £13.50 £14.50
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £42.50 £180.00 £47.50
UK excluding London average hourly rate £25.00 £20.00 £22.50
% change year-on-year
+25.00% -11.11%

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 30 January 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
Bracknell +4 4 - -
Reading - 4 - - 1
RIP
South East

RIP
Top 30 Related IT Skills in Berkshire

For the 6 months to 30 January 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 42 (100.00%) Cisco
1 42 (100.00%) OSPF
2 36 (85.71%) VPN
3 34 (80.95%) CheckPoint
3 34 (80.95%) Firewall
4 32 (76.19%) Cisco Certification
5 31 (73.81%) Telecoms
6 25 (59.52%) CCNP
7 22 (52.38%) Internet
7 22 (52.38%) SC Cleared
7 22 (52.38%) Security Cleared
8 21 (50.00%) Risk Assessment
9 20 (47.62%) IPsec
10 19 (45.24%) F5
10 19 (45.24%) CISSP
11 18 (42.86%) Juniper
11 18 (42.86%) Network Security
12 17 (40.48%) PCI DSS
12 17 (40.48%) Cisco ASA
12 17 (40.48%) LAN
13 16 (38.10%) ITIL
13 16 (38.10%) Fortinet
14 15 (35.71%) Degree
14 15 (35.71%) VLAN
14 15 (35.71%) SecurID
14 15 (35.71%) eTOM
14 15 (35.71%) Tufin
14 15 (35.71%) AlgoSec
14 15 (35.71%) SSL
14 15 (35.71%) Microsoft

RIP
Top Related IT Skills in Berkshire by Category

For the 6 months to 30 January 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.

Applications
1 2 (4.76%) MS Excel
Communications & Networking
1 42 (100.00%) OSPF
2 36 (85.71%) VPN
3 34 (80.95%) Firewall
4 22 (52.38%) Internet
5 20 (47.62%) IPsec
6 18 (42.86%) Network Security
7 17 (40.48%) Cisco ASA
7 17 (40.48%) LAN
8 15 (35.71%) VLAN
8 15 (35.71%) SSL
9 13 (30.95%) MPLS
10 11 (26.19%) Wireless
10 11 (26.19%) BGP
10 11 (26.19%) WLAN
10 11 (26.19%) WAN
10 11 (26.19%) Cisco ISE
11 8 (19.05%) TCP/IP
11 8 (19.05%) EIGRP
12 6 (14.29%) Ethernet
12 6 (14.29%) ADSL
General
1 31 (73.81%) Telecoms
2 2 (4.76%) Billing
2 2 (4.76%) Retail
2 2 (4.76%) Back Office
Job Titles
1 31 (73.81%) IP Engineer
2 28 (66.67%) Design Engineer
3 15 (35.71%) Security Engineer
4 12 (28.57%) Network Engineer
5 6 (14.29%) IP Network Engineer
5 6 (14.29%) Network Design Engineer
6 5 (11.90%) Network Design Specialist
6 5 (11.90%) Network Security Engineer
6 5 (11.90%) Network Specialist
7 4 (9.52%) Security Specialist
7 4 (9.52%) Network Security Specialist
Miscellaneous
1 15 (35.71%) SecurID
2 1 (2.38%) Device Driver
Operating Systems
1 13 (30.95%) Linux
Processes & Methodologies
1 21 (50.00%) Risk Assessment
2 16 (38.10%) ITIL
3 15 (35.71%) eTOM
4 11 (26.19%) Validation
4 11 (26.19%) Demand Forecasting
5 8 (19.05%) Migration
6 6 (14.29%) Reverse Engineering
7 3 (7.14%) Load Balancing
7 3 (7.14%) Network Management
7 3 (7.14%) Deep Packet Inspection
8 2 (4.76%) CRM
8 2 (4.76%) Network Design
8 2 (4.76%) Root Cause Analysis
8 2 (4.76%) Performance Management
9 1 (2.38%) Incident Management
9 1 (2.38%) Capacity Management
9 1 (2.38%) Service Management
Qualifications
1 32 (76.19%) Cisco Certification
2 25 (59.52%) CCNP
3 22 (52.38%) SC Cleared
3 22 (52.38%) Security Cleared
4 19 (45.24%) CISSP
5 15 (35.71%) Degree
6 8 (19.05%) CCNA
7 7 (16.67%) CCIE
8 6 (14.29%) BC Cleared
9 2 (4.76%) CCDP
9 2 (4.76%) Check Point Certification
9 2 (4.76%) CCSP
10 1 (2.38%) JNCIP
10 1 (2.38%) CCSE
10 1 (2.38%) CCSA
10 1 (2.38%) CCIP
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 17 (40.48%) PCI DSS
System Software
1 3 (7.14%) ProxySG
Systems Management
1 3 (7.14%) FortiGate
Vendors
1 42 (100.00%) Cisco
2 34 (80.95%) CheckPoint
3 19 (45.24%) F5
4 18 (42.86%) Juniper
5 16 (38.10%) Fortinet
6 15 (35.71%) Tufin
6 15 (35.71%) AlgoSec
6 15 (35.71%) Microsoft
7 11 (26.19%) CA
8 4 (9.52%) Nokia
8 4 (9.52%) Redback
8 4 (9.52%) Radware
9 3 (7.14%) Blue Coat
10 1 (2.38%) Nortel