The table below looks at the statistics for RIP skills in IT contracts advertised for the England region. Included is a guide to the contractor rates offered in IT contracts that have cited RIP over the 3 months to 28 August 2016 with a comparison to the same period over 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.

3 months to
28 Aug 2016
Same period 2015 Same period 2014
Routing Information Protocol (RIP)
Rank 614 589 580
Rank change year-on-year
-25 -9
Contract jobs citing RIP 16 43 34
As % of all contract IT jobs located in England 0.032% 0.081% 0.067%
As % of the Communications & Networking category 0.21% 0.57% 0.45%
Number of daily rates quoted 8 23 18
Median daily rate £338 £425 £408
Median daily rate % change year-on-year
-20.58% +4.29%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £269 £333 £216
10% offered a daily rate of more than £511 £520 £500
UK excluding London median daily rate £308 £433 £455
% change year-on-year
-28.90% -4.94%
Number of hourly rates quoted 2 5 2
Median hourly rate £48.00 £47.83 £40.00
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year
+0.35% +19.57%
UK excluding London median hourly rate £48.00 £47.83 £40.00
% change year-on-year
+0.35% +19.57%
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
7754 7492 7598
As % of all contract IT jobs located in England 15.67% 14.17% 14.91%
Number of daily rates quoted 4794 4347 4158
Median daily rate £400 £375 £363
Median daily rate % change year-on-year
+6.66% +3.44%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £250 £235 £215
10% offered a daily rate of more than £550 £520 £500
UK excluding London median daily rate £363 £350 £338
% change year-on-year
+3.57% +3.70%
Number of hourly rates quoted 370 481 427
Median hourly rate £30.00 £21.53 £21.00
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year
+39.37% +2.50%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £12.70 £12.49 £12.50
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £48.00 £47.83 £44.55
UK excluding London median hourly rate £35.50 £21.53 £22.50
% change year-on-year
+64.92% -4.33%

RIP
Jobs Demand Trend in England

The demand trend of contract jobs across the England region citing RIP as a proportion of all IT contracts with a match in 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 28 August 2016.

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 median contractor rates quoted in IT jobs citing RIP within the England region over the 3 months to 28 August 2016. 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
(Click see detailed
statistics and trends)
Rank Change
on Same Period
Last Year
Matching
Contract
IT Job Ads
Median
Daily Rate
Last 3 Months
Median Daily Rate
% Change
on Same Period
Last Year
Live
Job
Vacancies
South East -2 7 £256 -25.72% 4
South West +7 4 £350 -26.31%
London -19 3 £500 +17.64% 3
North West - 1 £325 - 1
West Midlands - 1 £290 - 1
RIP
UK

RIP
Top 30 Related IT Skills in England

For the 6 months to 28 August 2016, IT contractor jobs citing RIP also mentioned the following skills in order of popularity. The figures indicate the number co-occurrences and its proportion to all contract ads across the England region with a requirement for RIP.

1 35 (94.59%) BGP
2 33 (89.19%) OSPF
3 24 (64.86%) Cisco Certification
4 23 (62.16%) Cisco
5 19 (51.35%) LAN
5 19 (51.35%) WAN
6 18 (48.65%) Firewall
6 18 (48.65%) Cisco ASA
6 18 (48.65%) HSRP
7 17 (45.95%) DNS
7 17 (45.95%) MPLS
8 16 (43.24%) TCP/IP
9 15 (40.54%) CCNP
10 13 (35.14%) CCNA
11 12 (32.43%) IPsec
11 12 (32.43%) Data Centre
12 11 (29.73%) VLAN
12 11 (29.73%) Juniper
12 11 (29.73%) VPN
13 10 (27.03%) Windows
13 10 (27.03%) SNMP
13 10 (27.03%) L2TP
13 10 (27.03%) VRRP
13 10 (27.03%) Windows Server
13 10 (27.03%) F5
14 9 (24.32%) FWSM
14 9 (24.32%) FortiGate
14 9 (24.32%) Cisco PIX
14 9 (24.32%) VMware Infrastructure
14 9 (24.32%) VMware

RIP
Top Related IT Skills in England by Category

The follow tables expand on the table above by listing co-occurrences grouped by category. The same job type, locality and period is covered with up to 20 co-occurrences shown in each of the following categories:

Application Platforms
1 2 (5.41%) CMS
Applications
1 1 (2.70%) MS Excel
1 1 (2.70%) MS Office
Communications & Networking
1 35 (94.59%) BGP
2 33 (89.19%) OSPF
3 19 (51.35%) LAN
3 19 (51.35%) WAN
4 18 (48.65%) Cisco ASA
4 18 (48.65%) Firewall
4 18 (48.65%) HSRP
5 17 (45.95%) DNS
5 17 (45.95%) MPLS
6 16 (43.24%) TCP/IP
7 12 (32.43%) IPsec
8 11 (29.73%) VLAN
8 11 (29.73%) VPN
9 10 (27.03%) L2TP
9 10 (27.03%) SNMP
9 10 (27.03%) VRRP
10 9 (24.32%) Cisco PIX
10 9 (24.32%) FWSM
11 8 (21.62%) BIG-IP
11 8 (21.62%) Wireshark
Development Applications
1 2 (5.41%) VSS/SourceSafe
General
1 4 (10.81%) Finance
1 4 (10.81%) Telecoms
2 3 (8.11%) Retail
3 2 (5.41%) Back Office
3 2 (5.41%) Billing
3 2 (5.41%) Games
4 1 (2.70%) Financial Institution
4 1 (2.70%) Legal
4 1 (2.70%) Publishing
Job Titles
1 17 (45.95%) Network Engineer
2 8 (21.62%) IP Engineer
2 8 (21.62%) Security Engineer
3 7 (18.92%) IP Security Engineer
4 2 (5.41%) Analyst
4 2 (5.41%) Cisco Engineer
4 2 (5.41%) Cisco Network Engineer
4 2 (5.41%) Developer
4 2 (5.41%) Firewall Engineer
4 2 (5.41%) Network Analyst
4 2 (5.41%) Switch Engineer
4 2 (5.41%) Test Engineer
4 2 (5.41%) Video On Demand Engineer
5 1 (2.70%) Implementation Engineer
5 1 (2.70%) Java Developer
5 1 (2.70%) Network Security Engineer
5 1 (2.70%) Network Support
5 1 (2.70%) PHP Developer
5 1 (2.70%) Senior Test Engineer
5 1 (2.70%) Support Engineer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 8 (21.62%) 802.1X
2 3 (8.11%) CSS
3 2 (5.41%) Silverlight
4 1 (2.70%) Apache Flex
4 1 (2.70%) COM
4 1 (2.70%) RFC 2544
Miscellaneous
1 12 (32.43%) Data Centre
2 7 (18.92%) Distributed Denial-of-Service
3 2 (5.41%) Digital TV
3 2 (5.41%) Graphic Design
3 2 (5.41%) IPTV
3 2 (5.41%) Mobile App
3 2 (5.41%) MPEG
3 2 (5.41%) Streaming Video
3 2 (5.41%) Video on Demand
4 1 (2.70%) Analytical Skills
4 1 (2.70%) Hedge funds
4 1 (2.70%) RSA SecurID
4 1 (2.70%) STB
Operating Systems
1 10 (27.03%) Windows
1 10 (27.03%) Windows Server
2 3 (8.11%) Unix
3 2 (5.41%) Linux
4 1 (2.70%) Android
4 1 (2.70%) Apple iOS
4 1 (2.70%) Mandriva Linux
4 1 (2.70%) Ubuntu
4 1 (2.70%) Windows Server 2003
4 1 (2.70%) Windows XP
Processes & Methodologies
1 8 (21.62%) Configuration Management
1 8 (21.62%) Multi-Factor Authentication
1 8 (21.62%) Two-Factor Authentication
2 7 (18.92%) DDoS Mitigation
2 7 (18.92%) Deep Packet Inspection
2 7 (18.92%) High Availability
2 7 (18.92%) Network Architecture
3 3 (8.11%) Migration
4 2 (5.41%) Agile Software Development
4 2 (5.41%) CRM
4 2 (5.41%) DRM
4 2 (5.41%) Low Latency
4 2 (5.41%) Mobile Application Development
4 2 (5.41%) Performance Management
4 2 (5.41%) Scrum
4 2 (5.41%) Stakeholder Management
4 2 (5.41%) Validation
4 2 (5.41%) Video Content Ingestion
4 2 (5.41%) Video Processing
5 1 (2.70%) Network Management
Programming Languages
1 1 (2.70%) Apple Swift
1 1 (2.70%) Java
1 1 (2.70%) Objective-C
1 1 (2.70%) Perl
1 1 (2.70%) PHP
1 1 (2.70%) Python
Qualifications
1 24 (64.86%) Cisco Certification
2 15 (40.54%) CCNP
3 13 (35.14%) CCNA
4 7 (18.92%) CCSA
4 7 (18.92%) CCSE
4 7 (18.92%) CISSP
4 7 (18.92%) Degree
5 5 (13.51%) Security Cleared
6 4 (10.81%) SC Cleared
7 3 (8.11%) CCIE
8 1 (2.70%) BC Cleared
8 1 (2.70%) BPSS Clearance
8 1 (2.70%) CCDP
8 1 (2.70%) CCENT
8 1 (2.70%) CCIP
8 1 (2.70%) JNCIP
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 1 (2.70%) SLA
System Software
1 9 (24.32%) Active Directory
1 9 (24.32%) VMware Infrastructure
2 7 (18.92%) ProxySG
Systems Management
1 9 (24.32%) FortiGate
2 2 (5.41%) WhatsUp Gold
3 1 (2.70%) Cacti
3 1 (2.70%) Cisco CME
3 1 (2.70%) Cisco CUCM
3 1 (2.70%) Cisco Prime
3 1 (2.70%) SolarWinds Orion
3 1 (2.70%) WMI
Vendors
1 23 (62.16%) Cisco
2 11 (29.73%) Juniper
3 10 (27.03%) F5
4 9 (24.32%) CheckPoint
4 9 (24.32%) VMware
5 7 (18.92%) Blue Coat
6 4 (10.81%) Palo Alto
7 3 (8.11%) Intel Security
7 3 (8.11%) SonicWALL
8 2 (5.41%) Adobe
8 2 (5.41%) Apple
8 2 (5.41%) Fortinet
8 2 (5.41%) Microsoft
8 2 (5.41%) Riverbed
8 2 (5.41%) Tektronix
9 1 (2.70%) Citrix
9 1 (2.70%) Dell
9 1 (2.70%) Foundry
9 1 (2.70%) Progress
9 1 (2.70%) SolarWinds