The first table below looks at the demand 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 28 July 2014 with a comparison to the same period in the previous 2 years. The second table is for comparison and provides aggregates for all of the Communications & Networking category for the England region.

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 Jul 2014
Same period 2013 Same period 2012
Routing Information Protocol (RIP)
Rank 516 534 548
Rank change year-on-year
+18 +14
Contract jobs citing RIP 41 16 26
As % of all contract IT jobs located in England 0.083% 0.034% 0.049%
As % of the Communications & Networking category 0.60% 0.25% 0.31%
Number of daily rates quoted 22 10 17
Average daily rate
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£400 £356 £325
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+12.28% +9.61%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £225 £289 £227
10% offered a daily rate of more than £499 £401 £425
UK excluding London average daily rate £325 £290 £293
% change year-on-year
+12.06% -0.85%
Number of hourly rates quoted 3 0 1
Average hourly rate £40.00 - £21.00
UK excluding London average hourly rate £40.00 - £21.00
Communications & Networking Category
England
Contract IT job ads with a match in the
Communications & Networking category
6839 6396 8254
As % of all contract IT jobs located in England 13.85% 13.73% 15.57%
Number of daily rates quoted 3707 3397 3729
Average daily rate £363 £350 £350
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+3.57% -
90% offered a daily rate of more than £210 £200 £205
10% offered a daily rate of more than £500 £500 £475
UK excluding London average daily rate £335 £320 £325
% change year-on-year
+4.68% -1.53%
Number of hourly rates quoted 381 435 640
Average hourly rate £20.00 £25.00 £22.75
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
-20.00% +9.89%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £12.00 £13.75 £12.85
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £42.50 £42.50 £45.00
UK excluding London average hourly rate £20.00 £25.50 £24.97
% change year-on-year
-21.56% +2.12%
RIP
UK

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 28 July 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 28 July 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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statistics and historical trends)
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 +25 20 £400 - 1
South East -15 13 £455 +65.45%
North West -3 4 - -
South West -31 1 £350 +20.68%
East of England - - - - 4
Yorkshire - - - - 3
RIP
UK

RIP
Top 30 Related IT Skills in England

For the 6 months to 28 July 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 49 (81.67%) OSPF
2 48 (80.00%) Cisco
3 44 (73.33%) BGP
4 40 (66.67%) Cisco Certification
5 32 (53.33%) CCNP
6 30 (50.00%) EIGRP
7 29 (48.33%) MPLS
7 29 (48.33%) Firewall
8 28 (46.67%) VPN
9 27 (45.00%) WAN
10 23 (38.33%) Juniper
11 21 (35.00%) LAN
11 21 (35.00%) CheckPoint
12 19 (31.67%) CCIE
13 18 (30.00%) IPsec
14 17 (28.33%) Network Design
15 16 (26.67%) ITIL
16 15 (25.00%) Telecoms
17 14 (23.33%) CCNA
18 13 (21.67%) Cisco ASA
18 13 (21.67%) Network Monitoring
19 12 (20.00%) Multicast
19 12 (20.00%) Network Management
20 11 (18.33%) Security Cleared
20 11 (18.33%) Cisco PIX
20 11 (18.33%) Network Security
20 11 (18.33%) SC Cleared
20 11 (18.33%) HSRP
20 11 (18.33%) VoIP
20 11 (18.33%) SNMP

RIP
Top Related IT Skills in England by Category

For the 6 months to 28 July 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 2 (3.33%) SharePoint
2 1 (1.67%) MS Exchange
2 1 (1.67%) Exchange Server 5.5
Applications
1 4 (6.67%) MS Visio
2 3 (5.00%) MS Excel
3 2 (3.33%) MS Office
4 1 (1.67%) MS Project
4 1 (1.67%) MS PowerPoint
Communications & Networking
1 49 (81.67%) OSPF
2 44 (73.33%) BGP
3 30 (50.00%) EIGRP
4 29 (48.33%) Firewall
4 29 (48.33%) MPLS
5 28 (46.67%) VPN
6 27 (45.00%) WAN
7 21 (35.00%) LAN
8 18 (30.00%) IPsec
9 13 (21.67%) Cisco ASA
10 12 (20.00%) Multicast
11 11 (18.33%) HSRP
11 11 (18.33%) Cisco PIX
11 11 (18.33%) Network Security
11 11 (18.33%) VoIP
11 11 (18.33%) SNMP
12 10 (16.67%) TCP/IP
12 10 (16.67%) Ethernet
12 10 (16.67%) VLAN
13 8 (13.33%) Internet
Database & Business Intelligence
1 1 (1.67%) SQL Server
1 1 (1.67%) SQL Server 2008
Development Applications
1 1 (1.67%) Ant
1 1 (1.67%) VSS/SourceSafe
General
1 15 (25.00%) Telecoms
2 7 (11.67%) Finance
3 5 (8.33%) Banking
4 3 (5.00%) Investment Banking
5 2 (3.33%) Publishing
6 1 (1.67%) Retail
Job Titles
1 27 (45.00%) Network Engineer
2 10 (16.67%) Design Engineer
3 8 (13.33%) IP Engineer
4 5 (8.33%) Senior Network Engineer
4 5 (8.33%) Network Design Engineer
5 4 (6.67%) Cisco Engineer
5 4 (6.67%) Architect
5 4 (6.67%) Analyst
5 4 (6.67%) Network Consultant
5 4 (6.67%) Consultant
5 4 (6.67%) Senior Network Design Engineer
5 4 (6.67%) Senior Design Engineer
6 3 (5.00%) Senior Architect
6 3 (5.00%) Network Analyst
6 3 (5.00%) Technical Manager
6 3 (5.00%) Senior Network Architect
6 3 (5.00%) Security Engineer
6 3 (5.00%) Network Architect
7 2 (3.33%) Cisco Network Engineer
7 2 (3.33%) IP Network Engineer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 1 (1.67%) OCX
Miscellaneous
1 4 (6.67%) SecurID
2 2 (3.33%) Computer Science
2 2 (3.33%) NHS
3 1 (1.67%) Management Information System
3 1 (1.67%) Replication
3 1 (1.67%) e-Health
Operating Systems
1 5 (8.33%) Windows
2 3 (5.00%) Linux
Processes & Methodologies
1 17 (28.33%) Network Design
2 16 (26.67%) ITIL
3 13 (21.67%) Network Monitoring
4 12 (20.00%) Network Management
5 7 (11.67%) eTOM
6 5 (8.33%) Migration
6 5 (8.33%) Project Management
7 4 (6.67%) Low Latency
7 4 (6.67%) Performance Tuning
8 3 (5.00%) Demand Forecasting
8 3 (5.00%) WAN Optimisation
8 3 (5.00%) Risk Assessment
9 2 (3.33%) Supplier Management
9 2 (3.33%) PRINCE2
9 2 (3.33%) Network Architecture
10 1 (1.67%) Capacity Planning
10 1 (1.67%) High Availability
10 1 (1.67%) E-Commerce
10 1 (1.67%) Configuration Management
10 1 (1.67%) Service Management
Programming Languages
1 2 (3.33%) Perl
2 1 (1.67%) C
Qualifications
1 40 (66.67%) Cisco Certification
2 32 (53.33%) CCNP
3 19 (31.67%) CCIE
4 14 (23.33%) CCNA
5 11 (18.33%) SC Cleared
5 11 (18.33%) Security Cleared
6 7 (11.67%) CCDP
6 7 (11.67%) CISSP
7 6 (10.00%) JNCIP
7 6 (10.00%) CCIP
7 6 (10.00%) Degree
8 5 (8.33%) JNCIE
9 3 (5.00%) CCSP
9 3 (5.00%) BC Cleared
10 2 (3.33%) JNCIA
11 1 (1.67%) MCSE
11 1 (1.67%) MCT
11 1 (1.67%) CCDA
11 1 (1.67%) MCITP
11 1 (1.67%) Microsoft Certification
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 7 (11.67%) PCI DSS
2 2 (3.33%) SLA
3 1 (1.67%) ISO 9001
System Software
1 1 (1.67%) NFS
1 1 (1.67%) Active Directory
1 1 (1.67%) VMware Infrastructure
1 1 (1.67%) vSphere
Systems Management
1 2 (3.33%) CiscoWorks
2 1 (1.67%) Nagios
2 1 (1.67%) Backup Exec
2 1 (1.67%) WSUS
2 1 (1.67%) SolarWinds Orion
2 1 (1.67%) CA Spectrum
2 1 (1.67%) OpenView
Vendors
1 48 (80.00%) Cisco
2 23 (38.33%) Juniper
3 21 (35.00%) CheckPoint
4 10 (16.67%) Microsoft
5 9 (15.00%) F5
6 6 (10.00%) Riverbed
6 6 (10.00%) VMware
7 5 (8.33%) SolarWinds
7 5 (8.33%) HP
8 4 (6.67%) Tufin
9 3 (5.00%) AlgoSec
9 3 (5.00%) Fortinet
9 3 (5.00%) Alcatel-Lucent
9 3 (5.00%) Nokia
10 2 (3.33%) IronPort
10 2 (3.33%) Blue Coat
10 2 (3.33%) Brocade
10 2 (3.33%) Avaya
11 1 (1.67%) Exinda
11 1 (1.67%) Trustwave