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 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
28 Jan 2015
Same period 2014 Same period 2013
Virtual Router Redundancy Protocol (VRRP)
Rank 179 - 192
Rank change year-on-year
- 0
Contract jobs citing VRRP 7 0 2
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the City of London 0.14% - 0.035%
As % of the Communications & Networking category 1.07% - 0.25%
Number of daily rates quoted 5 0 2
Average daily rate
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£300 - £999
UK excluding London average daily rate £319 £438 £300
% change year-on-year
-27.14% +45.83%
Number of hourly rates quoted 1 0 0
Average hourly rate £40.00 - -
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
656 698 792
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the City of London 13.23% 11.67% 13.77%
Number of daily rates quoted 470 449 519
Average daily rate £388 £400 £388
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
-3.12% +3.22%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £300 £260 £225
10% offered a daily rate of more than £500 £600 £550
UK excluding London average daily rate £350 £350 £325
% change year-on-year
- +7.69%
Number of hourly rates quoted 13 26 45
Average hourly rate £18.70 £18.70 £35.00
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
- -46.57%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £16.50 £12.75 £11.65
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £40.00 £23.40 £157.50
UK excluding London average hourly rate £25.00 £20.00 £22.50
% change year-on-year
+25.00% -11.11%

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 28 January 2015.

VRRP Daily Rate Histogram in the City of London

VRRP
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 VRRP across the City of London region.

VRRP Hourly Rate Trend in the City of London

VRRP
Top 30 Related IT Skills in the City of London

For the 6 months to 28 January 2015, 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 25 (100.00%) OSPF
1 25 (100.00%) HSRP
2 24 (96.00%) BGP
2 24 (96.00%) TCP/IP
2 24 (96.00%) Cisco
3 23 (92.00%) Firewall
4 22 (88.00%) VPN
5 19 (76.00%) Cisco Certification
5 19 (76.00%) EIGRP
6 18 (72.00%) CCNP
6 18 (72.00%) PPP
6 18 (72.00%) SNMP
6 18 (72.00%) DMVPN
7 16 (64.00%) CCIE
7 16 (64.00%) Change Management
8 15 (60.00%) Perl
8 15 (60.00%) UNIX
9 14 (56.00%) Cisco Nexus
10 12 (48.00%) OpenNMS
10 12 (48.00%) TACACS
10 12 (48.00%) FlexPod
10 12 (48.00%) RANCID
11 7 (28.00%) VLAN
12 6 (24.00%) Cisco IOS
12 6 (24.00%) Juniper
12 6 (24.00%) WAN
12 6 (24.00%) F5
13 5 (20.00%) DHCP
13 5 (20.00%) HTTP
13 5 (20.00%) LAN

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

For the 6 months to 28 January 2015, 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 (4.00%) Microsoft Azure
1 1 (4.00%) Amazon AWS
1 1 (4.00%) SaaS
Communications & Networking
1 25 (100.00%) OSPF
1 25 (100.00%) HSRP
2 24 (96.00%) BGP
2 24 (96.00%) TCP/IP
3 23 (92.00%) Firewall
4 22 (88.00%) VPN
5 19 (76.00%) EIGRP
6 18 (72.00%) PPP
6 18 (72.00%) SNMP
6 18 (72.00%) DMVPN
7 14 (56.00%) Cisco Nexus
8 12 (48.00%) TACACS
9 7 (28.00%) VLAN
10 6 (24.00%) Cisco IOS
10 6 (24.00%) WAN
11 5 (20.00%) DHCP
11 5 (20.00%) HTTP
11 5 (20.00%) LAN
11 5 (20.00%) DNS
12 4 (16.00%) Network Security
Development Applications
1 1 (4.00%) VSS/SourceSafe
General
1 3 (12.00%) Banking
1 3 (12.00%) Finance
2 2 (8.00%) Investment Banking
3 1 (4.00%) Spanish Language
Job Titles
1 13 (52.00%) Cisco Engineer
2 11 (44.00%) Support Engineer
2 11 (44.00%) Cisco Support Engineer
2 11 (44.00%) Cisco Support
3 9 (36.00%) Network Engineer
4 3 (12.00%) Security Engineer
5 2 (8.00%) Senior Network Engineer
5 2 (8.00%) Architect
5 2 (8.00%) Network Architect
6 1 (4.00%) Senior Network Security Engineer
6 1 (4.00%) Senior Cisco Engineer
6 1 (4.00%) Enterprise Architect
6 1 (4.00%) Cisco Network Engineer
6 1 (4.00%) Senior Security Engineer
6 1 (4.00%) Network Design Architect
6 1 (4.00%) Solutions Architect
6 1 (4.00%) Network Security Engineer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 1 (4.00%) Web Services
Miscellaneous
1 12 (48.00%) FlexPod
2 2 (8.00%) Analytical Skills
Operating Systems
1 15 (60.00%) UNIX
Processes & Methodologies
1 16 (64.00%) Change Management
2 4 (16.00%) Mentoring
2 4 (16.00%) Low Latency
3 1 (4.00%) Enterprise Architecture
3 1 (4.00%) Load Balancing
3 1 (4.00%) Network Design
Programming Languages
1 15 (60.00%) Perl
Qualifications
1 19 (76.00%) Cisco Certification
2 18 (72.00%) CCNP
3 16 (64.00%) CCIE
4 3 (12.00%) CCNA
5 1 (4.00%) CCSE
5 1 (4.00%) Security Cleared
5 1 (4.00%) Check Point Certification
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 1 (4.00%) SLA
System Software
1 1 (4.00%) Snort
1 1 (4.00%) Hyper-V
Systems Management
1 12 (48.00%) OpenNMS
1 12 (48.00%) RANCID
2 1 (4.00%) SCOM
2 1 (4.00%) SolarWinds Orion
Vendors
1 24 (96.00%) Cisco
2 6 (24.00%) Juniper
2 6 (24.00%) F5
3 5 (20.00%) CheckPoint
4 3 (12.00%) Blue Coat
5 1 (4.00%) Sourcefire
5 1 (4.00%) Riverbed
5 1 (4.00%) SolarWinds