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 17 September 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
17 Sep 2014
Same period 2013 Same period 2012
Routing Information Protocol (RIP)
Rank 532 527 544
Rank change year-on-year
-5 +17
Contract jobs citing RIP 40 26 36
As % of all contract IT jobs located in England 0.078% 0.054% 0.067%
As % of the Communications & Networking category 0.53% 0.39% 0.43%
Number of daily rates quoted 23 14 27
Average daily rate
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£365 £390 £325
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
-6.41% +20.00%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £221 £370 £226
10% offered a daily rate of more than £500 £439 £508
UK excluding London average daily rate £455 £290 £325
% change year-on-year
+56.89% -10.76%
Number of hourly rates quoted 2 2 0
Average hourly rate £40.00 £37.50 -
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
+6.66% -
UK excluding London average hourly rate £33.00 £37.50 -
% change year-on-year
-12.00% -
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
7615 6603 8361
As % of all contract IT jobs located in England 14.81% 13.70% 15.57%
Number of daily rates quoted 4293 3673 3897
Average daily rate £370 £363 £350
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+2.06% +3.57%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £225 £213 £210
10% offered a daily rate of more than £500 £500 £488
UK excluding London average daily rate £345 £325 £330
% change year-on-year
+6.15% -1.51%
Number of hourly rates quoted 420 378 624
Average hourly rate £22.50 £21.63 £22.00
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
+4.04% -1.70%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £12.70 £13.00 £12.50
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £45.00 £40.57 £45.00
UK excluding London average hourly rate £22.50 £22.50 £25.00
% change year-on-year
- -10.00%

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 17 September 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 17 September 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
London +18 19 £365 -7.00% 7
South East +10 16 £455 -
North West - 4 - - 3
South West - - - -
East of England - - - - 2
Yorkshire - - - - 1
RIP
UK

RIP
Top 30 Related IT Skills in England

For the 6 months to 17 September 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 60 (83.33%) Cisco
2 59 (81.94%) OSPF
3 54 (75.00%) BGP
4 48 (66.67%) Cisco Certification
5 41 (56.94%) EIGRP
6 38 (52.78%) CCNP
7 37 (51.39%) WAN
8 35 (48.61%) Firewall
9 33 (45.83%) VPN
9 33 (45.83%) Juniper
10 31 (43.06%) MPLS
11 27 (37.50%) LAN
12 23 (31.94%) CheckPoint
13 22 (30.56%) CCIE
13 22 (30.56%) IPsec
14 20 (27.78%) CCNA
14 20 (27.78%) Network Design
15 19 (26.39%) Cisco ASA
16 18 (25.00%) Multicast
17 17 (23.61%) Network Monitoring
17 17 (23.61%) ITIL
17 17 (23.61%) Telecoms
18 15 (20.83%) Cisco PIX
19 14 (19.44%) Network Management
19 14 (19.44%) SNMP
19 14 (19.44%) Microsoft
20 13 (18.06%) TCP/IP
20 13 (18.06%) VoIP
20 13 (18.06%) VLAN
21 12 (16.67%) Network Security

RIP
Top Related IT Skills in England by Category

For the 6 months to 17 September 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 (2.78%) SharePoint
Applications
1 4 (5.56%) MS Visio
2 3 (4.17%) MS Excel
3 2 (2.78%) MS Office
4 1 (1.39%) MS PowerPoint
4 1 (1.39%) MS Project
Communications & Networking
1 59 (81.94%) OSPF
2 54 (75.00%) BGP
3 41 (56.94%) EIGRP
4 37 (51.39%) WAN
5 35 (48.61%) Firewall
6 33 (45.83%) VPN
7 31 (43.06%) MPLS
8 27 (37.50%) LAN
9 22 (30.56%) IPsec
10 19 (26.39%) Cisco ASA
11 18 (25.00%) Multicast
12 15 (20.83%) Cisco PIX
13 14 (19.44%) SNMP
14 13 (18.06%) TCP/IP
14 13 (18.06%) VoIP
14 13 (18.06%) VLAN
15 12 (16.67%) Network Security
15 12 (16.67%) HSRP
15 12 (16.67%) Ethernet
16 11 (15.28%) Wireless
Development Applications
1 2 (2.78%) VSS/SourceSafe
2 1 (1.39%) Ant
General
1 17 (23.61%) Telecoms
2 9 (12.50%) Finance
3 6 (8.33%) Banking
4 4 (5.56%) Investment Banking
5 2 (2.78%) Publishing
6 1 (1.39%) Retail
6 1 (1.39%) Legal
Job Titles
1 36 (50.00%) Network Engineer
2 12 (16.67%) IP Engineer
2 12 (16.67%) Design Engineer
3 5 (6.94%) Network Design Engineer
3 5 (6.94%) Analyst
3 5 (6.94%) Cisco Engineer
4 4 (5.56%) Network Analyst
4 4 (5.56%) Senior Network Engineer
4 4 (5.56%) Network Consultant
4 4 (5.56%) Consultant
4 4 (5.56%) IP Network Engineer
4 4 (5.56%) Senior Network Design Engineer
4 4 (5.56%) Senior Design Engineer
5 3 (4.17%) Senior Architect
5 3 (4.17%) Senior Network Architect
5 3 (4.17%) Architect
5 3 (4.17%) Security Engineer
5 3 (4.17%) Network Architect
6 2 (2.78%) Cisco Network Engineer
6 2 (2.78%) Network Manager
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 1 (1.39%) OCX
Miscellaneous
1 5 (6.94%) SecurID
2 2 (2.78%) NHS
2 2 (2.78%) e-Health
3 1 (1.39%) Analytical Skills
3 1 (1.39%) Computer Science
Operating Systems
1 10 (13.89%) Windows
2 3 (4.17%) Linux
3 1 (1.39%) Windows XP
3 1 (1.39%) UNIX
3 1 (1.39%) Windows NT
3 1 (1.39%) Windows 2000
Processes & Methodologies
1 20 (27.78%) Network Design
2 17 (23.61%) Network Monitoring
2 17 (23.61%) ITIL
3 14 (19.44%) Network Management
4 8 (11.11%) Low Latency
5 7 (9.72%) eTOM
6 6 (8.33%) Performance Tuning
7 5 (6.94%) Project Management
7 5 (6.94%) Migration
8 3 (4.17%) WAN Optimisation
8 3 (4.17%) Demand Forecasting
8 3 (4.17%) Kalman Filter
8 3 (4.17%) Risk Assessment
9 2 (2.78%) PRINCE2
9 2 (2.78%) Reverse Engineering
9 2 (2.78%) Supplier Management
9 2 (2.78%) Network Architecture
10 1 (1.39%) High Availability
10 1 (1.39%) Deep Packet Inspection
10 1 (1.39%) Release Management
Programming Languages
1 1 (1.39%) Perl
Qualifications
1 48 (66.67%) Cisco Certification
2 38 (52.78%) CCNP
3 22 (30.56%) CCIE
4 20 (27.78%) CCNA
5 10 (13.89%) Security Cleared
5 10 (13.89%) SC Cleared
6 7 (9.72%) CCDP
6 7 (9.72%) CISSP
7 6 (8.33%) JNCIP
8 5 (6.94%) Degree
8 5 (6.94%) JNCIE
9 4 (5.56%) CCIP
10 3 (4.17%) CCSP
11 2 (2.78%) PRINCE2 Certification
11 2 (2.78%) ITIL Certification
11 2 (2.78%) JNCIA
11 2 (2.78%) BC Cleared
12 1 (1.39%) MCT
12 1 (1.39%) Check Point Certification
12 1 (1.39%) CCDA
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 7 (9.72%) PCI DSS
2 2 (2.78%) SLA
3 1 (1.39%) ISO 9001
System Software
1 1 (1.39%) vSphere
1 1 (1.39%) NFS
Systems Management
1 3 (4.17%) CiscoWorks
2 2 (2.78%) CA Spectrum
3 1 (1.39%) SolarWinds Orion
3 1 (1.39%) OpenView
Vendors
1 60 (83.33%) Cisco
2 33 (45.83%) Juniper
3 23 (31.94%) CheckPoint
4 14 (19.44%) Microsoft
5 11 (15.28%) F5
6 9 (12.50%) VMware
7 6 (8.33%) SolarWinds
8 5 (6.94%) Riverbed
9 4 (5.56%) Nortel
9 4 (5.56%) HP
9 4 (5.56%) Tufin
10 3 (4.17%) AlgoSec
10 3 (4.17%) Fortinet
10 3 (4.17%) Nokia
11 2 (2.78%) CA
11 2 (2.78%) Avaya
11 2 (2.78%) Brocade
11 2 (2.78%) Blue Coat
11 2 (2.78%) IronPort
12 1 (1.39%) Exinda
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