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 22 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
22 Jul 2014
Same period 2013 Same period 2012
Routing Information Protocol (RIP)
Rank 517 531 531
Rank change year-on-year
+14 0
Contract jobs citing RIP 36 15 27
As % of all contract IT jobs located in England 0.075% 0.032% 0.051%
As % of the Communications & Networking category 0.55% 0.24% 0.33%
Number of daily rates quoted 20 10 15
Average daily rate
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Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+5.26% +9.61%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £222 £289 £213
10% offered a daily rate of more than £488 £401 £425
UK excluding London average daily rate £300 £290 £293
% change year-on-year
+3.44% -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
6579 6352 8213
As % of all contract IT jobs located in England 13.73% 13.71% 15.53%
Number of daily rates quoted 3560 3370 3691
Average daily rate £351 £350 £350
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+0.14% -
90% offered a daily rate of more than £210 £200 £205
10% offered a daily rate of more than £500 £495 £475
UK excluding London average daily rate £331 £325 £325
% change year-on-year
+1.84% -
Number of hourly rates quoted 378 458 625
Average hourly rate £20.00 £24.50 £22.50
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
-18.36% +8.88%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £12.00 £14.00 £12.69
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £42.50 £42.50 £45.00
UK excluding London average hourly rate £20.00 £25.00 £25.00
% change year-on-year
-20.00% -
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 22 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 22 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 +27 19 £400 - 2
South East +2 10 £275 - 2
North West -6 3 - - 2
South West -29 1 £350 +20.68%
East of England - - - - 2
Yorkshire - - - - 2
RIP
UK

RIP
Top 30 Related IT Skills in England

For the 6 months to 22 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 46 (79.31%) Cisco
1 46 (79.31%) BGP
2 44 (75.86%) OSPF
3 39 (67.24%) Cisco Certification
4 33 (56.90%) CCNP
5 31 (53.45%) EIGRP
6 29 (50.00%) MPLS
7 27 (46.55%) WAN
8 26 (44.83%) Firewall
9 24 (41.38%) VPN
10 21 (36.21%) LAN
11 19 (32.76%) Juniper
11 19 (32.76%) CheckPoint
12 18 (31.03%) IPsec
13 17 (29.31%) ITIL
14 16 (27.59%) CCIE
15 15 (25.86%) Network Design
16 14 (24.14%) CCNA
17 13 (22.41%) Network Monitoring
18 12 (20.69%) Network Management
18 12 (20.69%) Cisco ASA
18 12 (20.69%) VoIP
18 12 (20.69%) Telecoms
19 11 (18.97%) SNMP
19 11 (18.97%) TCP/IP
19 11 (18.97%) SC Cleared
19 11 (18.97%) Security Cleared
19 11 (18.97%) Multicast
19 11 (18.97%) HSRP
20 10 (17.24%) Cisco PIX

RIP
Top Related IT Skills in England by Category

For the 6 months to 22 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 (3.45%) SharePoint
1 2 (3.45%) CMS
2 1 (1.72%) Exchange Server 5.5
2 1 (1.72%) MS Exchange
Applications
1 4 (6.90%) MS Visio
2 3 (5.17%) MS Excel
3 2 (3.45%) MS Office
4 1 (1.72%) MS PowerPoint
4 1 (1.72%) MS Project
Communications & Networking
1 46 (79.31%) BGP
2 44 (75.86%) OSPF
3 31 (53.45%) EIGRP
4 29 (50.00%) MPLS
5 27 (46.55%) WAN
6 26 (44.83%) Firewall
7 24 (41.38%) VPN
8 21 (36.21%) LAN
9 18 (31.03%) IPsec
10 12 (20.69%) Cisco ASA
10 12 (20.69%) VoIP
11 11 (18.97%) SNMP
11 11 (18.97%) TCP/IP
11 11 (18.97%) Multicast
11 11 (18.97%) HSRP
12 10 (17.24%) Cisco PIX
12 10 (17.24%) Network Security
12 10 (17.24%) Ethernet
13 9 (15.52%) Cisco IOS
13 9 (15.52%) VLAN
Database & Business Intelligence
1 1 (1.72%) SQL Server 2008
1 1 (1.72%) SQL Server
Development Applications
1 1 (1.72%) VSS/SourceSafe
1 1 (1.72%) Ant
General
1 12 (20.69%) Telecoms
2 6 (10.34%) Finance
2 6 (10.34%) Banking
3 3 (5.17%) Investment Banking
4 2 (3.45%) Publishing
5 1 (1.72%) Retail
Job Titles
1 27 (46.55%) Network Engineer
2 7 (12.07%) Analyst
3 6 (10.34%) Network Analyst
3 6 (10.34%) Design Engineer
3 6 (10.34%) Cisco Engineer
4 5 (8.62%) IP Engineer
4 5 (8.62%) Senior Network Engineer
5 4 (6.90%) Network Consultant
5 4 (6.90%) Consultant
5 4 (6.90%) Architect
5 4 (6.90%) Network Design Engineer
5 4 (6.90%) Cisco Network Engineer
6 3 (5.17%) Senior Design Engineer
6 3 (5.17%) Senior Architect
6 3 (5.17%) Voice Analyst
6 3 (5.17%) Security Engineer
6 3 (5.17%) Network Architect
6 3 (5.17%) Technical Manager
6 3 (5.17%) Senior Network Architect
6 3 (5.17%) Senior Network Design Engineer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 1 (1.72%) OCX
Miscellaneous
1 4 (6.90%) SecurID
2 2 (3.45%) NHS
2 2 (3.45%) IVR
2 2 (3.45%) Video Conferencing
2 2 (3.45%) Computer Science
3 1 (1.72%) e-Health
3 1 (1.72%) Replication
3 1 (1.72%) Management Information System
Operating Systems
1 5 (8.62%) Windows
2 3 (5.17%) Linux
Processes & Methodologies
1 17 (29.31%) ITIL
2 15 (25.86%) Network Design
3 13 (22.41%) Network Monitoring
4 12 (20.69%) Network Management
5 6 (10.34%) eTOM
6 5 (8.62%) Migration
6 5 (8.62%) Project Management
7 4 (6.90%) Low Latency
8 3 (5.17%) WAN Optimisation
8 3 (5.17%) Performance Tuning
8 3 (5.17%) Demand Forecasting
8 3 (5.17%) Risk Assessment
9 2 (3.45%) PRINCE2
9 2 (3.45%) Supplier Management
9 2 (3.45%) Network Architecture
9 2 (3.45%) Cisco ICM Scripting
10 1 (1.72%) High Availability
10 1 (1.72%) Capacity Planning
10 1 (1.72%) Reverse Engineering
10 1 (1.72%) Load Balancing
Programming Languages
1 3 (5.17%) Perl
2 1 (1.72%) C
Qualifications
1 39 (67.24%) Cisco Certification
2 33 (56.90%) CCNP
3 16 (27.59%) CCIE
4 14 (24.14%) CCNA
5 11 (18.97%) SC Cleared
5 11 (18.97%) Security Cleared
6 7 (12.07%) CCDP
7 6 (10.34%) CCIP
7 6 (10.34%) CISSP
7 6 (10.34%) Degree
8 5 (8.62%) JNCIP
9 4 (6.90%) JNCIE
10 3 (5.17%) BC Cleared
10 3 (5.17%) CCSP
11 2 (3.45%) JNCIA
12 1 (1.72%) MCITP
12 1 (1.72%) MCSE
12 1 (1.72%) MCT
12 1 (1.72%) Microsoft Certification
12 1 (1.72%) PRINCE2 Certification
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 6 (10.34%) PCI DSS
2 2 (3.45%) SLA
3 1 (1.72%) ISO 9001
System Software
1 1 (1.72%) VMware Infrastructure
1 1 (1.72%) vSphere
1 1 (1.72%) NFS
1 1 (1.72%) Active Directory
Systems Management
1 2 (3.45%) CiscoWorks
1 2 (3.45%) Cisco UCCX
1 2 (3.45%) Cisco CUCM
1 2 (3.45%) Cisco UCCE
2 1 (1.72%) CA Spectrum
2 1 (1.72%) SolarWinds Orion
2 1 (1.72%) WSUS
2 1 (1.72%) Backup Exec
2 1 (1.72%) Nagios
2 1 (1.72%) OpenView
Vendors
1 46 (79.31%) Cisco
2 19 (32.76%) Juniper
2 19 (32.76%) CheckPoint
3 10 (17.24%) Microsoft
4 9 (15.52%) F5
5 6 (10.34%) VMware
5 6 (10.34%) Riverbed
6 5 (8.62%) SolarWinds
6 5 (8.62%) HP
7 4 (6.90%) Tufin
8 3 (5.17%) AlgoSec
8 3 (5.17%) Fortinet
8 3 (5.17%) Alcatel-Lucent
8 3 (5.17%) Nokia
9 2 (3.45%) Avaya
9 2 (3.45%) Brocade
9 2 (3.45%) Blue Coat
9 2 (3.45%) IronPort
10 1 (1.72%) Trustwave
10 1 (1.72%) Exinda
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