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 24 December 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
24 Dec 2014
Same period 2013 Same period 2012
Routing Information Protocol (RIP)
Rank 517 526 514
Rank change year-on-year
+9 -12
Contract jobs citing RIP 62 25 20
As % of all contract IT jobs located in England 0.13% 0.053% 0.045%
As % of the Communications & Networking category 0.86% 0.39% 0.28%
Number of daily rates quoted 26 9 13
Average daily rate
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£250 £285 £350
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
-12.28% -18.57%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £200 £240 £232
10% offered a daily rate of more than £400 £335 £490
UK excluding London average daily rate £350 £295 £350
% change year-on-year
+18.64% -15.71%
Number of hourly rates quoted 3 2 0
Average hourly rate £37.60 £25.50 -
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
+47.45% -
UK excluding London average hourly rate £33.25 £25.50 £39.00
% change year-on-year
+30.39% -34.61%
RIP
UK

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
7196 6379 7031
As % of all contract IT jobs located in England 14.52% 13.62% 15.88%
Number of daily rates quoted 4176 3537 3525
Average daily rate £365 £375 £350
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
-2.66% +7.14%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £213 £220 £210
10% offered a daily rate of more than £500 £525 £500
UK excluding London average daily rate £350 £338 £325
% change year-on-year
+3.70% +3.84%
Number of hourly rates quoted 388 390 619
Average hourly rate £21.50 £20.00 £21.00
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
+7.50% -4.76%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £12.50 £12.00 £13.00
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £40.00 £39.00 £45.00
UK excluding London average hourly rate £23.50 £21.00 £21.67
% change year-on-year
+11.90% -3.06%

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 24 December 2014.

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 24 December 2014. 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
South East -11 27 £400 +19.40% 2
London +32 25 £250 -11.19% 3
East of England -13 3 - - 1
Yorkshire - 3 - - 1
East Midlands +8 2 - -
West Midlands -4 2 £155 +3.33%
Midlands - - - -
North East - - - -
North West - - - -
RIP
UK

RIP
Top 30 Related IT Skills in England

For the 6 months to 24 December 2014, 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 97 (95.10%) Cisco
2 87 (85.29%) OSPF
3 76 (74.51%) Cisco Certification
4 66 (64.71%) Firewall
5 65 (63.73%) BGP
6 58 (56.86%) CheckPoint
7 56 (54.90%) CCNP
8 54 (52.94%) EIGRP
9 53 (51.96%) Juniper
10 52 (50.98%) VPN
11 49 (48.04%) LAN
12 47 (46.08%) WAN
13 41 (40.20%) F5
14 38 (37.25%) CCNA
15 32 (31.37%) Cisco ASA
16 30 (29.41%) ITIL
17 29 (28.43%) Telecoms
18 27 (26.47%) MPLS
18 27 (26.47%) Microsoft
18 27 (26.47%) Network Security
19 26 (25.49%) Wireless
20 25 (24.51%) IPsec
21 24 (23.53%) Multicast
22 23 (22.55%) Security Cleared
22 23 (22.55%) TCP/IP
23 22 (21.57%) CCIE
23 22 (21.57%) SC Cleared
24 21 (20.59%) Network Monitoring
25 20 (19.61%) VLAN
25 20 (19.61%) Internet

RIP
Top Related IT Skills in England by Category

For the 6 months to 24 December 2014, 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 1 (0.98%) SharePoint
Applications
1 7 (6.86%) MS Excel
Cloud Services
1 1 (0.98%) IaaS
Communications & Networking
1 87 (85.29%) OSPF
2 66 (64.71%) Firewall
3 65 (63.73%) BGP
4 54 (52.94%) EIGRP
5 52 (50.98%) VPN
6 49 (48.04%) LAN
7 47 (46.08%) WAN
8 32 (31.37%) Cisco ASA
9 27 (26.47%) Network Security
9 27 (26.47%) MPLS
10 26 (25.49%) Wireless
11 25 (24.51%) IPsec
12 24 (23.53%) Multicast
13 23 (22.55%) TCP/IP
14 20 (19.61%) Internet
14 20 (19.61%) VLAN
15 18 (17.65%) Cisco PIX
16 17 (16.67%) HSRP
17 14 (13.73%) SSL
18 13 (12.75%) SNMP
Database & Business Intelligence
1 2 (1.96%) NoSQL
2 1 (0.98%) MongoDB
Development Applications
1 2 (1.96%) VSS/SourceSafe
2 1 (0.98%) Ant
General
1 29 (28.43%) Telecoms
2 15 (14.71%) Banking
3 12 (11.76%) Finance
4 3 (2.94%) Retail
5 2 (1.96%) Billing
5 2 (1.96%) Investment Banking
5 2 (1.96%) Back Office
6 1 (0.98%) Legal
Job Titles
1 58 (56.86%) Network Engineer
2 27 (26.47%) Design Engineer
2 27 (26.47%) IP Engineer
3 13 (12.75%) Security Engineer
4 9 (8.82%) Support Engineer
5 8 (7.84%) Network Support Engineer
5 8 (7.84%) Network Support
5 8 (7.84%) Network Design Engineer
6 6 (5.88%) Senior Network Engineer
7 5 (4.90%) Network Security Engineer
7 5 (4.90%) NOC Engineer
7 5 (4.90%) IP Network Engineer
7 5 (4.90%) Operations Engineer
7 5 (4.90%) Network Operations Engineer
8 3 (2.94%) Senior Design Engineer
8 3 (2.94%) Network Design Specialist
8 3 (2.94%) Network Security Specialist
8 3 (2.94%) Senior Network Design Engineer
8 3 (2.94%) Security Specialist
8 3 (2.94%) Network Specialist
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 3 (2.94%) .NET
1 3 (2.94%) MSMQ
1 3 (2.94%) RabbitMQ
Miscellaneous
1 14 (13.73%) SecurID
2 5 (4.90%) e-Health
3 4 (3.92%) NHS
4 1 (0.98%) Management Information System
4 1 (0.98%) Device Driver
4 1 (0.98%) Analytical Skills
Operating Systems
1 14 (13.73%) Linux
2 11 (10.78%) Windows
3 6 (5.88%) UNIX
4 1 (0.98%) Windows 2000
4 1 (0.98%) Windows NT
4 1 (0.98%) Windows XP
Processes & Methodologies
1 30 (29.41%) ITIL
2 21 (20.59%) Network Monitoring
3 16 (15.69%) Network Design
4 15 (14.71%) eTOM
4 15 (14.71%) Risk Assessment
5 12 (11.76%) Low Latency
6 10 (9.80%) Migration
6 10 (9.80%) Network Management
7 9 (8.82%) Demand Forecasting
8 7 (6.86%) Validation
9 6 (5.88%) Performance Tuning
10 5 (4.90%) Reverse Engineering
10 5 (4.90%) Time Management
11 4 (3.92%) Performance Management
11 4 (3.92%) Infrastructure Management
12 3 (2.94%) Deep Packet Inspection
12 3 (2.94%) E-Commerce
12 3 (2.94%) Agile Software Development
12 3 (2.94%) TDD
12 3 (2.94%) Project Management
Programming Languages
1 3 (2.94%) C#
Qualifications
1 76 (74.51%) Cisco Certification
2 56 (54.90%) CCNP
3 38 (37.25%) CCNA
4 23 (22.55%) Security Cleared
5 22 (21.57%) SC Cleared
5 22 (21.57%) CCIE
6 17 (16.67%) CISSP
7 13 (12.75%) Degree
8 6 (5.88%) BC Cleared
9 4 (3.92%) JNCIP
10 3 (2.94%) CCIP
11 2 (1.96%) PRINCE2 Certification
11 2 (1.96%) ITIL Certification
11 2 (1.96%) JNCIE
12 1 (0.98%) CCDP
12 1 (0.98%) CCSA
12 1 (0.98%) CCSE
12 1 (0.98%) JNCIS
12 1 (0.98%) CCSP
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 15 (14.71%) PCI DSS
System Software
1 3 (2.94%) ProxySG
2 1 (0.98%) NFS
Systems Management
1 7 (6.86%) CA Spectrum
2 3 (2.94%) CiscoWorks
2 3 (2.94%) FortiGate
3 2 (1.96%) OpenView
Vendors
1 97 (95.10%) Cisco
2 58 (56.86%) CheckPoint
3 53 (51.96%) Juniper
4 41 (40.20%) F5
5 27 (26.47%) Microsoft
6 15 (14.71%) Riverbed
7 14 (13.73%) Fortinet
7 14 (13.73%) CA
8 12 (11.76%) Tufin
8 12 (11.76%) AlgoSec
9 10 (9.80%) VMware
10 7 (6.86%) Nortel
11 6 (5.88%) HP
12 4 (3.92%) BT
13 3 (2.94%) ProCurve
13 3 (2.94%) Blue Coat
14 2 (1.96%) Brocade
14 2 (1.96%) WatchGuard
14 2 (1.96%) SevOne
14 2 (1.96%) Splunk