The first table below looks at the demand for RIP skills in IT contracts advertised for the City of London region. Included is a guide to the average contractor rates offered in IT contracts that have cited RIP over the 3 months to 1 August 2014 with a comparison to the same period in the previous 2 years. The second table is for comparison and provides aggregates for all of the Communications & Networking category for the City of London region.

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
1 Aug 2014
Same period 2013 Same period 2012
Routing Information Protocol (RIP)
Rank 182 217 217
Rank change year-on-year
+35 0
Contract jobs citing RIP 10 3 9
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the City of London 0.17% 0.042% 0.12%
As % of the Communications & Networking category 1.40% 0.38% 0.93%
Number of daily rates quoted 5 1 6
Average daily rate
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Average daily rate % change year-on-year
- +39.13%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £310 £400 £220
10% offered a daily rate of more than £480 £400 £394
UK excluding London average daily rate £350 £290 £293
% change year-on-year
+20.68% -0.85%
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 0 0
Average hourly rate - - -
UK excluding London average hourly rate £40.00 - £21.00
Communications & Networking Category
City of London
Contract IT job ads with a match in the
Communications & Networking category
716 796 971
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the City of London 12.43% 11.23% 12.46%
Number of daily rates quoted 484 529 651
Average daily rate £395 £400 £375
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
-1.25% +6.66%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £238 £240 £200
10% offered a daily rate of more than £575 £575 £500
UK excluding London average daily rate £338 £322 £325
% change year-on-year
+4.81% -0.92%
Number of hourly rates quoted 20 36 40
Average hourly rate £21.25 £43.50 £20.50
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
-51.14% +112.19%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £15.60 £16.00 £14.00
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £160.00 £54.00 £41.40
UK excluding London average hourly rate £20.00 £25.00 £25.00
% change year-on-year
-20.00% -
RIP
London

RIP
Jobs Demand Trend in the City of London

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

RIP Jobs Demand Trend in the City of London

RIP
Daily Rate Trend in the City of London

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

RIP Daily Rate Trend in the City of London

RIP
Daily Rate Histogram in the City of London

This chart provides a histogram of daily rates quoted in contract IT jobs citing RIP across the City of London region over the 3 months to 1 August 2014.

RIP Daily Rate Histogram in the City of London

RIP
Hourly Rate Trend in the City of London

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

RIP Hourly Rate Trend in the City of London

RIP
Top 30 Related IT Skills in the City of London

For the 6 months to 1 August 2014, IT contractor jobs across the City of London 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 10 (100.00%) OSPF
2 8 (80.00%) BGP
2 8 (80.00%) Cisco Certification
3 7 (70.00%) Cisco
4 6 (60.00%) CCNP
5 5 (50.00%) Juniper
5 5 (50.00%) LAN
5 5 (50.00%) WAN
6 4 (40.00%) EIGRP
6 4 (40.00%) CheckPoint
6 4 (40.00%) CCIE
6 4 (40.00%) MPLS
6 4 (40.00%) Network Management
7 3 (30.00%) VLAN
7 3 (30.00%) HSRP
7 3 (30.00%) Multicast
7 3 (30.00%) ITIL
7 3 (30.00%) Firewall
8 2 (20.00%) IPsec
8 2 (20.00%) Network Security
8 2 (20.00%) TCP/IP
8 2 (20.00%) VoIP
8 2 (20.00%) CCNA
8 2 (20.00%) Finance
8 2 (20.00%) Migration
9 1 (10.00%) Cisco PIX
9 1 (10.00%) F5
9 1 (10.00%) Low Latency
9 1 (10.00%) CA Spectrum
9 1 (10.00%) Performance Tuning

RIP
Top Related IT Skills in the City of London by Category

For the 6 months to 1 August 2014, IT contractor jobs across the City of London 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.

Communications & Networking
1 10 (100.00%) OSPF
2 8 (80.00%) BGP
3 5 (50.00%) LAN
3 5 (50.00%) WAN
4 4 (40.00%) EIGRP
4 4 (40.00%) MPLS
5 3 (30.00%) VLAN
5 3 (30.00%) HSRP
5 3 (30.00%) Multicast
5 3 (30.00%) Firewall
6 2 (20.00%) IPsec
6 2 (20.00%) Network Security
6 2 (20.00%) TCP/IP
6 2 (20.00%) VoIP
7 1 (10.00%) Cisco PIX
7 1 (10.00%) SONET
7 1 (10.00%) DWDM
7 1 (10.00%) SDH
7 1 (10.00%) VPN
7 1 (10.00%) Ethernet
Development Applications
1 1 (10.00%) VSS/SourceSafe
General
1 2 (20.00%) Finance
2 1 (10.00%) Banking
2 1 (10.00%) Retail
2 1 (10.00%) Investment Banking
2 1 (10.00%) Telecoms
Job Titles
1 5 (50.00%) Network Engineer
2 2 (20.00%) Network Consultant
2 2 (20.00%) Consultant
2 2 (20.00%) Cisco Engineer
3 1 (10.00%) Design Engineer
3 1 (10.00%) Senior Network Engineer
3 1 (10.00%) Network Administrator
3 1 (10.00%) Junior Network Engineer
3 1 (10.00%) Senior Design Engineer
3 1 (10.00%) Data Network Engineer
3 1 (10.00%) Security Engineer
3 1 (10.00%) Senior Security Engineer
3 1 (10.00%) Network Design Engineer
3 1 (10.00%) Senior Network Design Engineer
3 1 (10.00%) Administrator
3 1 (10.00%) Project Manager
3 1 (10.00%) Junior
Miscellaneous
1 1 (10.00%) e-Health
1 1 (10.00%) SecurID
Operating Systems
1 1 (10.00%) Windows
1 1 (10.00%) Windows 2000
1 1 (10.00%) Windows NT
1 1 (10.00%) Windows XP
Processes & Methodologies
1 4 (40.00%) Network Management
2 3 (30.00%) ITIL
3 2 (20.00%) Migration
4 1 (10.00%) Low Latency
4 1 (10.00%) Performance Tuning
4 1 (10.00%) PRINCE2
4 1 (10.00%) E-Commerce
4 1 (10.00%) Network Design
4 1 (10.00%) eTOM
4 1 (10.00%) Project Management
Qualifications
1 8 (80.00%) Cisco Certification
2 6 (60.00%) CCNP
3 4 (40.00%) CCIE
4 2 (20.00%) CCNA
5 1 (10.00%) CISSP
5 1 (10.00%) PRINCE2 Certification
5 1 (10.00%) ITIL Certification
5 1 (10.00%) SC Cleared
5 1 (10.00%) Security Cleared
5 1 (10.00%) JNCIA
5 1 (10.00%) JNCIE
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 1 (10.00%) PCI DSS
Systems Management
1 1 (10.00%) CA Spectrum
1 1 (10.00%) CiscoWorks
Vendors
1 7 (70.00%) Cisco
2 5 (50.00%) Juniper
3 4 (40.00%) CheckPoint
4 1 (10.00%) F5
4 1 (10.00%) Nortel
4 1 (10.00%) Avaya
4 1 (10.00%) CA
4 1 (10.00%) Microsoft
4 1 (10.00%) Riverbed