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 28 November 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
28 Nov 2014
Same period 2013 Same period 2012
Virtual Router Redundancy Protocol (VRRP)
Rank 191 227 196
Rank change year-on-year
+36 -31
Contract jobs citing VRRP 12 3 4
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the City of London 0.20% 0.042% 0.063%
As % of the Communications & Networking category 1.60% 0.36% 0.45%
Number of daily rates quoted 10 0 1
Average daily rate
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£300 - £380
UK excluding London average daily rate £350 £369 £328
% change year-on-year
-5.08% +12.59%
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
749 825 891
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the City of London 12.76% 11.67% 14.00%
Number of daily rates quoted 540 531 593
Average daily rate £375 £425 £391
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
-11.76% +8.76%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £250 £280 £225
10% offered a daily rate of more than £525 £575 £529
UK excluding London average daily rate £350 £338 £325
% change year-on-year
+3.70% +3.84%
Number of hourly rates quoted 16 40 36
Average hourly rate £20.00 £18.33 £20.50
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
+9.11% -10.58%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £17.00 £12.75 £15.00
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £22.00 £39.80 £42.50
UK excluding London average hourly rate £22.88 £21.75 £21.00
% change year-on-year
+5.17% +3.57%

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
Top 30 Related IT Skills in the City of London

For the 6 months to 28 November 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 26 (100.00%) Cisco
1 26 (100.00%) OSPF
1 26 (100.00%) BGP
1 26 (100.00%) HSRP
2 25 (96.15%) Firewall
2 25 (96.15%) TCP/IP
2 25 (96.15%) VPN
3 19 (73.08%) Cisco Certification
4 18 (69.23%) CCNP
5 16 (61.54%) PPP
5 16 (61.54%) SNMP
5 16 (61.54%) EIGRP
5 16 (61.54%) DMVPN
5 16 (61.54%) Cisco Nexus
6 15 (57.69%) Change Management
6 15 (57.69%) CCIE
7 14 (53.85%) Perl
7 14 (53.85%) UNIX
8 11 (42.31%) FlexPod
8 11 (42.31%) RANCID
8 11 (42.31%) OpenNMS
8 11 (42.31%) TACACS
9 10 (38.46%) WAN
9 10 (38.46%) VLAN
10 9 (34.62%) Cisco IOS
10 9 (34.62%) LAN
10 9 (34.62%) Juniper
10 9 (34.62%) CheckPoint
11 8 (30.77%) F5
12 7 (26.92%) Mentoring

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

For the 6 months to 28 November 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 (3.85%) SaaS
Communications & Networking
1 26 (100.00%) OSPF
1 26 (100.00%) BGP
1 26 (100.00%) HSRP
2 25 (96.15%) Firewall
2 25 (96.15%) TCP/IP
2 25 (96.15%) VPN
3 16 (61.54%) PPP
3 16 (61.54%) SNMP
3 16 (61.54%) EIGRP
3 16 (61.54%) DMVPN
3 16 (61.54%) Cisco Nexus
4 11 (42.31%) TACACS
5 10 (38.46%) WAN
5 10 (38.46%) VLAN
6 9 (34.62%) Cisco IOS
6 9 (34.62%) LAN
7 6 (23.08%) Network Security
8 5 (19.23%) DHCP
8 5 (19.23%) HTTP
8 5 (19.23%) DNS
General
1 6 (23.08%) Finance
2 3 (11.54%) Banking
3 2 (7.69%) Investment Banking
4 1 (3.85%) Retail
4 1 (3.85%) Spanish Language
4 1 (3.85%) Telecoms
Job Titles
1 12 (46.15%) Network Engineer
1 12 (46.15%) Cisco Engineer
2 10 (38.46%) Support Engineer
2 10 (38.46%) Cisco Support Engineer
2 10 (38.46%) Cisco Support
3 5 (19.23%) Security Engineer
4 4 (15.38%) Senior Network Engineer
5 3 (11.54%) Network Security Engineer
6 2 (7.69%) Senior Network Security Engineer
6 2 (7.69%) Senior Security Engineer
7 1 (3.85%) Network Architect
7 1 (3.85%) Cisco Network Engineer
7 1 (3.85%) Senior Cisco Engineer
7 1 (3.85%) Network Design Architect
7 1 (3.85%) Solutions Architect
7 1 (3.85%) Architect
Miscellaneous
1 11 (42.31%) FlexPod
2 5 (19.23%) Analytical Skills
Operating Systems
1 14 (53.85%) UNIX
Processes & Methodologies
1 15 (57.69%) Change Management
2 7 (26.92%) Mentoring
3 4 (15.38%) Low Latency
4 1 (3.85%) Network Design
4 1 (3.85%) E-Commerce
Programming Languages
1 14 (53.85%) Perl
Qualifications
1 19 (73.08%) Cisco Certification
2 18 (69.23%) CCNP
3 15 (57.69%) CCIE
4 3 (11.54%) CCNA
5 2 (7.69%) CCSE
6 1 (3.85%) Security Cleared
6 1 (3.85%) Check Point Certification
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 1 (3.85%) SLA
System Software
1 4 (15.38%) Snort
Systems Management
1 11 (42.31%) RANCID
1 11 (42.31%) OpenNMS
2 1 (3.85%) FortiGate
Vendors
1 26 (100.00%) Cisco
2 9 (34.62%) Juniper
2 9 (34.62%) CheckPoint
3 8 (30.77%) F5
4 6 (23.08%) Blue Coat
5 4 (15.38%) Sourcefire