The table below looks at the statistics for VRRP 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 VRRP over the 3 months to 21 October 2014 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
21 Oct 2014
Same period 2013 Same period 2012
Virtual Router Redundancy Protocol (VRRP)
Rank 186 221 214
Rank change year-on-year
+35 -7
Contract jobs citing VRRP 16 3 5
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the City of London 0.27% 0.041% 0.067%
As % of the Communications & Networking category 2.00% 0.34% 0.51%
Number of daily rates quoted 9 0 1
Average daily rate
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£300 - £380
UK excluding London average daily rate £350 £325 £323
% change year-on-year
+7.69% +0.77%
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 0 0
Average hourly rate - - -
UK excluding London average hourly rate - - -
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The following table is for comparison with the above and provides statistics for the entire Communications & Networking category in contract jobs advertised in the City of London region.

Communications & Networking Category
City of London
Contract IT job ads with a match in the
Communications & Networking category
799 884 986
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the City of London 13.45% 12.13% 13.27%
Number of daily rates quoted 546 564 657
Average daily rate £400 £413 £400
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
-3.03% +3.12%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £267 £265 £225
10% offered a daily rate of more than £542 £600 £500
UK excluding London average daily rate £348 £325 £340
% change year-on-year
+7.07% -4.41%
Number of hourly rates quoted 21 38 34
Average hourly rate £19.50 £20.00 £22.50
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
-2.50% -11.11%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £14.30 £12.75 £15.00
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £21.34 £51.75 £42.00
UK excluding London average hourly rate £23.13 £22.50 £22.50
% change year-on-year
+2.77% -

VRRP
Jobs Demand Trend in the City of London

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

VRRP Jobs Demand Trend in the City of London

VRRP
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 VRRP across the City of London region.

VRRP Daily Rate Trend in the City of London

VRRP
Daily Rate Histogram in the City of London

This chart provides a histogram of daily rates quoted in contract IT jobs citing VRRP across the City of London region over the 3 months to 21 October 2014.

VRRP Daily Rate Histogram in the City of London

VRRP
Top 30 Related IT Skills in the City of London

For the 6 months to 21 October 2014, IT contractor jobs across the City of London region citing VRRP 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 VRRP.

1 20 (100.00%) Cisco
1 20 (100.00%) OSPF
1 20 (100.00%) BGP
1 20 (100.00%) HSRP
2 19 (95.00%) Firewall
2 19 (95.00%) TCP/IP
2 19 (95.00%) VPN
3 13 (65.00%) Cisco Certification
4 12 (60.00%) CCNP
4 12 (60.00%) Cisco Nexus
5 10 (50.00%) EIGRP
5 10 (50.00%) PPP
5 10 (50.00%) SNMP
5 10 (50.00%) WAN
5 10 (50.00%) DMVPN
5 10 (50.00%) VLAN
6 9 (45.00%) Cisco IOS
6 9 (45.00%) CCIE
6 9 (45.00%) Juniper
6 9 (45.00%) CheckPoint
6 9 (45.00%) LAN
6 9 (45.00%) Change Management
7 8 (40.00%) Perl
7 8 (40.00%) UNIX
7 8 (40.00%) F5
8 7 (35.00%) FIX Protocol
8 7 (35.00%) Mentoring
9 6 (30.00%) Blue Coat
9 6 (30.00%) FlexPod
9 6 (30.00%) RANCID

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

For the 6 months to 21 October 2014, IT contractor jobs across the City of London region citing VRRP 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 VRRP. Up to 20 skills are shown per category.

Cloud Services
1 1 (5.00%) SaaS
Communications & Networking
1 20 (100.00%) OSPF
1 20 (100.00%) BGP
1 20 (100.00%) HSRP
2 19 (95.00%) TCP/IP
2 19 (95.00%) VPN
2 19 (95.00%) Firewall
3 12 (60.00%) Cisco Nexus
4 10 (50.00%) VLAN
4 10 (50.00%) DMVPN
4 10 (50.00%) EIGRP
4 10 (50.00%) WAN
4 10 (50.00%) PPP
4 10 (50.00%) SNMP
5 9 (45.00%) LAN
5 9 (45.00%) Cisco IOS
6 6 (30.00%) Network Security
6 6 (30.00%) TACACS
7 1 (5.00%) DHCP
7 1 (5.00%) HTTP
7 1 (5.00%) Wi-Fi
General
1 6 (30.00%) Finance
2 3 (15.00%) Banking
3 2 (10.00%) Investment Banking
4 1 (5.00%) Spanish Language
4 1 (5.00%) Retail
4 1 (5.00%) Telecoms
Job Titles
1 11 (55.00%) Network Engineer
2 7 (35.00%) Cisco Engineer
3 5 (25.00%) Support Engineer
3 5 (25.00%) Security Engineer
3 5 (25.00%) Cisco Support
3 5 (25.00%) Cisco Support Engineer
4 4 (20.00%) Senior Network Engineer
5 3 (15.00%) Network Security Engineer
6 2 (10.00%) Senior Security Engineer
6 2 (10.00%) Senior Network Security Engineer
7 1 (5.00%) Network Design Architect
7 1 (5.00%) Senior Cisco Engineer
7 1 (5.00%) Network Architect
7 1 (5.00%) Architect
7 1 (5.00%) Solutions Architect
7 1 (5.00%) Cisco Network Engineer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 7 (35.00%) FIX Protocol
Miscellaneous
1 6 (30.00%) FlexPod
2 5 (25.00%) Analytical Skills
Operating Systems
1 8 (40.00%) UNIX
Processes & Methodologies
1 9 (45.00%) Change Management
2 7 (35.00%) Mentoring
3 4 (20.00%) Low Latency
4 1 (5.00%) E-Commerce
4 1 (5.00%) Network Design
Programming Languages
1 8 (40.00%) Perl
Qualifications
1 13 (65.00%) Cisco Certification
2 12 (60.00%) CCNP
3 9 (45.00%) CCIE
4 2 (10.00%) CCSE
4 2 (10.00%) CCNA
5 1 (5.00%) Check Point Certification
5 1 (5.00%) Security Cleared
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 1 (5.00%) SLA
System Software
1 4 (20.00%) Snort
Systems Management
1 6 (30.00%) OpenNMS
1 6 (30.00%) RANCID
2 1 (5.00%) FortiGate
Vendors
1 20 (100.00%) Cisco
2 9 (45.00%) Juniper
2 9 (45.00%) CheckPoint
3 8 (40.00%) F5
4 6 (30.00%) Blue Coat
5 4 (20.00%) Sourcefire