The table below looks at the statistics for RIP skills in IT contracts advertised for the England region. Included is a guide to the average contractor rates offered in IT contracts that have cited RIP over the 3 months to 31 August 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
31 Aug 2015
Same period 2014 Same period 2013
Routing Information Protocol (RIP)
Rank 569 548 551
Rank change year-on-year
-21 +3
Contract jobs citing RIP 43 34 22
As % of all contract IT jobs located in England 0.080% 0.068% 0.046%
As % of the Communications & Networking category 0.57% 0.45% 0.34%
Number of daily rates quoted 23 18 11
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£425 £408 £388
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+4.29% +5.16%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £333 £216 £325
10% offered a daily rate of more than £520 £500 £400
UK excluding London average daily rate £433 £455 £290
% change year-on-year
-4.94% +56.89%
Number of hourly rates quoted 5 2 0
Average hourly rate £47.83 £40.00 -
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
+19.57% -
UK excluding London average hourly rate £47.83 £40.00 -
% change year-on-year
+19.57% -
RIP
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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 England region.

Communications & Networking Category
England
Contract IT job ads with a match in the
Communications & Networking category
7567 7483 6566
As % of all contract IT jobs located in England 14.03% 14.86% 13.65%
Number of daily rates quoted 4383 4125 3639
Average daily rate £375 £363 £350
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+3.44% +3.57%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £235 £220 £200
10% offered a daily rate of more than £525 £500 £500
UK excluding London average daily rate £350 £338 £325
% change year-on-year
+3.70% +3.84%
Number of hourly rates quoted 489 409 381
Average hourly rate £21.53 £21.63 £22.50
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
-0.46% -3.88%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £12.35 £12.50 £13.00
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £47.83 £45.00 £40.29
UK excluding London average hourly rate £21.53 £22.50 £23.50
% change year-on-year
-4.33% -4.25%

RIP
Jobs Demand Trend in England

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

RIP Jobs Demand Trend in England

RIP
Daily Rate Trend in England

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

RIP Daily Rate Trend in England

RIP
Daily Rate Histogram in England

This chart provides a histogram of daily rates quoted in contract IT jobs citing RIP across the England region over the 3 months to 31 August 2015.

RIP Daily Rate Histogram in England

RIP
Hourly Rate Trend in England

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

RIP Hourly Rate Trend in England

RIP
Contract Job Locations in England

The table below looks at the demand and provides a guide to the average contractor rates quoted in IT jobs citing RIP within the England region over the 3 months to 31 August 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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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
London +9 19 £425 +16.43% 6
South East -31 16 £345 -24.17% 3
South West - 7 £475 - 1
East of England - 1 - - 1
RIP
UK

RIP
Top 30 Related IT Skills in England

For the 6 months to 31 August 2015, IT contractor jobs across the England 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 65 (95.59%) OSPF
2 62 (91.18%) BGP
3 58 (85.29%) Cisco
4 45 (66.18%) MPLS
5 44 (64.71%) Cisco Certification
6 40 (58.82%) LAN
7 37 (54.41%) Juniper
8 33 (48.53%) Firewall
9 32 (47.06%) TCP/IP
10 31 (45.59%) WAN
11 30 (44.12%) EIGRP
11 30 (44.12%) HSRP
12 29 (42.65%) VPN
13 23 (33.82%) Multicast
14 22 (32.35%) IPsec
15 21 (30.88%) CheckPoint
16 20 (29.41%) CCNP
16 20 (29.41%) Spanning Tree
17 19 (27.94%) Ethernet
18 18 (26.47%) CCNA
18 18 (26.47%) CCIE
18 18 (26.47%) SNMP
18 18 (26.47%) Data Centre
19 17 (25.00%) Network Security
19 17 (25.00%) DHCP
19 17 (25.00%) VoIP
20 15 (22.06%) Telecoms
20 15 (22.06%) F5
21 14 (20.59%) 802.1X
21 14 (20.59%) VRRP

RIP
Top Related IT Skills in England by Category

For the 6 months to 31 August 2015, IT contractor jobs across the England 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.

Application Platforms
1 2 (2.94%) CMS
2 1 (1.47%) Exchange Server 2000
2 1 (1.47%) MS Exchange
Applications
1 8 (11.76%) MS PowerPoint
2 4 (5.88%) MS Excel
2 4 (5.88%) MS Visio
Communications & Networking
1 65 (95.59%) OSPF
2 62 (91.18%) BGP
3 45 (66.18%) MPLS
4 40 (58.82%) LAN
5 33 (48.53%) Firewall
6 32 (47.06%) TCP/IP
7 31 (45.59%) WAN
8 30 (44.12%) EIGRP
8 30 (44.12%) HSRP
9 29 (42.65%) VPN
10 23 (33.82%) Multicast
11 22 (32.35%) IPsec
12 20 (29.41%) Spanning Tree
13 19 (27.94%) Ethernet
14 18 (26.47%) SNMP
15 17 (25.00%) DHCP
15 17 (25.00%) VoIP
15 17 (25.00%) Network Security
16 14 (20.59%) VRRP
17 13 (19.12%) Wireless
Development Applications
1 6 (8.82%) VSS/SourceSafe
General
1 15 (22.06%) Telecoms
2 11 (16.18%) Finance
2 11 (16.18%) Banking
3 7 (10.29%) Investment Banking
4 2 (2.94%) Retail
4 2 (2.94%) Billing
4 2 (2.94%) Games
5 1 (1.47%) Back Office
Job Titles
1 35 (51.47%) Network Engineer
2 7 (10.29%) Architect
3 6 (8.82%) Project Manager
4 5 (7.35%) Cisco Engineer
4 5 (7.35%) Senior Network Engineer
4 5 (7.35%) Cisco Network Engineer
4 5 (7.35%) Security Engineer
4 5 (7.35%) IP Engineer
5 4 (5.88%) Network Manager
5 4 (5.88%) Network Project Manager
6 3 (4.41%) NOC Engineer
6 3 (4.41%) Security Architect
6 3 (4.41%) Network Security Engineer
6 3 (4.41%) Administrator
6 3 (4.41%) Infrastructure Engineer
6 3 (4.41%) Test Engineer
6 3 (4.41%) Implementation Engineer
7 2 (2.94%) Network Implementation Engineer
7 2 (2.94%) IP Network Engineer
7 2 (2.94%) Senior Manager
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 14 (20.59%) 802.1X
2 2 (2.94%) Silverlight
Miscellaneous
1 18 (26.47%) Data Centre
2 5 (7.35%) Computer Science
3 4 (5.88%) IVR
4 3 (4.41%) e-Health
4 3 (4.41%) Analytical Skills
4 3 (4.41%) Distributed Denial-of-Service
5 2 (2.94%) Video on Demand
5 2 (2.94%) IPTV
5 2 (2.94%) STB
5 2 (2.94%) MPEG
5 2 (2.94%) DTV
5 2 (2.94%) Management Information System
5 2 (2.94%) Streaming Video
6 1 (1.47%) NHS
6 1 (1.47%) SecurID
Operating Systems
1 14 (20.59%) Windows
2 6 (8.82%) UNIX
3 5 (7.35%) Windows 2000
4 4 (5.88%) Windows XP
4 4 (5.88%) Windows Server 2003
5 3 (4.41%) Linux
6 1 (1.47%) Mac OS X
Processes & Methodologies
1 9 (13.24%) Load Balancing
2 8 (11.76%) ITIL
3 7 (10.29%) Capacity Management
4 5 (7.35%) Low Latency
4 5 (7.35%) Time Management
4 5 (7.35%) Project Management
4 5 (7.35%) Migration
4 5 (7.35%) Network Design
5 4 (5.88%) Network Planning
5 4 (5.88%) Information Security
5 4 (5.88%) PRINCE2
5 4 (5.88%) Network Monitoring
5 4 (5.88%) Kalman Filter
5 4 (5.88%) Network Management
6 3 (4.41%) Performance Management
6 3 (4.41%) CRM
6 3 (4.41%) Service Delivery
6 3 (4.41%) Change Management
7 2 (2.94%) Disaster Recovery
7 2 (2.94%) Validation
Programming Languages
1 1 (1.47%) C
Qualifications
1 44 (64.71%) Cisco Certification
2 20 (29.41%) CCNP
3 18 (26.47%) CCNA
3 18 (26.47%) CCIE
4 12 (17.65%) Degree
5 7 (10.29%) SC Cleared
5 7 (10.29%) Security Cleared
6 6 (8.82%) CISSP
7 4 (5.88%) PRINCE2 Certification
7 4 (5.88%) CCDP
8 3 (4.41%) JNCIE
8 3 (4.41%) CCSE
9 2 (2.94%) ITIL Certification
9 2 (2.94%) CCSA
9 2 (2.94%) PRINCE2 Practitioner
9 2 (2.94%) BC Cleared
10 1 (1.47%) JNCIP
10 1 (1.47%) HNC
10 1 (1.47%) Check Point Certification
10 1 (1.47%) CCSP
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 2 (2.94%) PCI DSS
System Software
1 7 (10.29%) VMware Infrastructure
2 6 (8.82%) Active Directory
3 2 (2.94%) ProxySG
Systems Management
1 6 (8.82%) CiscoWorks
2 5 (7.35%) Cisco CUCM
2 5 (7.35%) CA Spectrum
3 4 (5.88%) Cisco UCCE
4 2 (2.94%) Cisco IPCC
4 2 (2.94%) FortiGate
5 1 (1.47%) Iperf
5 1 (1.47%) HP Quality Center
5 1 (1.47%) Cisco UCCX
5 1 (1.47%) OpenView
Vendors
1 58 (85.29%) Cisco
2 37 (54.41%) Juniper
3 21 (30.88%) CheckPoint
4 15 (22.06%) F5
5 9 (13.24%) Fortinet
6 7 (10.29%) VMware
7 6 (8.82%) Blue Coat
7 6 (8.82%) Microsoft
8 5 (7.35%) CA
9 4 (5.88%) HP
9 4 (5.88%) Intel
9 4 (5.88%) IronPort
9 4 (5.88%) Remedy
9 4 (5.88%) McAfee
10 3 (4.41%) SolarWinds
10 3 (4.41%) Nortel
10 3 (4.41%) Dell
10 3 (4.41%) Aruba
11 2 (2.94%) Aerohive Networks
11 2 (2.94%) Apple
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