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 3 July 2015 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
3 Jul 2015
Same period 2014 Same period 2013
Routing Information Protocol (RIP)
Rank 559 517 541
Rank change year-on-year
-42 +24
Contract jobs citing RIP 27 38 14
As % of all contract IT jobs located in England 0.053% 0.079% 0.031%
As % of the Communications & Networking category 0.37% 0.58% 0.22%
Number of daily rates quoted 18 21 7
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Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+4.45% +21.66%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £230 £225 £284
10% offered a daily rate of more than £425 £488 £393
UK excluding London average daily rate £296 £300 £295
% change year-on-year
-1.25% +1.69%
Number of hourly rates quoted 1 1 0
Average hourly rate £40.00 £30.00 -
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
+33.33% -
UK excluding London average hourly rate £40.00 - -
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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
7344 6553 6343
As % of all contract IT jobs located in England 14.49% 13.68% 14.21%
Number of daily rates quoted 4202 3597 3312
Average daily rate £360 £360 £350
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
- +2.85%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £225 £208 £200
10% offered a daily rate of more than £500 £500 £500
UK excluding London average daily rate £340 £326 £320
% change year-on-year
+4.37% +1.80%
Number of hourly rates quoted 433 362 498
Average hourly rate £22.00 £19.00 £23.75
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
+15.78% -20.00%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £12.50 £11.40 £14.00
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £43.10 £40.50 £42.50
UK excluding London average hourly rate £23.75 £18.00 £25.00
% change year-on-year
+31.94% -28.00%

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 3 July 2015.

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 3 July 2015. 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 -17 17 £413 +13.01% 3
South East -18 5 £230 -16.36%
West Midlands -2 2 - -
South West -7 2 - -
North West -16 1 - - 1
East Midlands - 1 £363 -
RIP
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RIP
Top 30 Related IT Skills in England

For the 6 months to 3 July 2015, 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 51 (92.73%) Cisco
1 51 (92.73%) OSPF
2 40 (72.73%) BGP
3 35 (63.64%) Cisco Certification
4 32 (58.18%) EIGRP
5 30 (54.55%) LAN
5 30 (54.55%) TCP/IP
6 27 (49.09%) MPLS
7 25 (45.45%) Telecoms
7 25 (45.45%) VPN
8 24 (43.64%) WAN
9 23 (41.82%) Juniper
9 23 (41.82%) CCNP
9 23 (41.82%) Firewall
10 20 (36.36%) CheckPoint
11 18 (32.73%) Multicast
12 17 (30.91%) VLAN
13 16 (29.09%) CCNA
13 16 (29.09%) VoIP
14 13 (23.64%) SNMP
14 13 (23.64%) CCIE
15 12 (21.82%) IPsec
15 12 (21.82%) HSRP
16 10 (18.18%) F5
16 10 (18.18%) Data Centre
16 10 (18.18%) Migration
16 10 (18.18%) Internet
16 10 (18.18%) Ethernet
16 10 (18.18%) Windows
17 9 (16.36%) IGRP

RIP
Top Related IT Skills in England by Category

For the 6 months to 3 July 2015, 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 (3.64%) CMS
2 1 (1.82%) Exchange Server 2000
2 1 (1.82%) MQSeries
2 1 (1.82%) MS Exchange
2 1 (1.82%) CICS
Applications
1 8 (14.55%) MS PowerPoint
2 5 (9.09%) MS Excel
3 1 (1.82%) MS Visio
Communications & Networking
1 51 (92.73%) OSPF
2 40 (72.73%) BGP
3 32 (58.18%) EIGRP
4 30 (54.55%) LAN
4 30 (54.55%) TCP/IP
5 27 (49.09%) MPLS
6 25 (45.45%) VPN
7 24 (43.64%) WAN
8 23 (41.82%) Firewall
9 18 (32.73%) Multicast
10 17 (30.91%) VLAN
11 16 (29.09%) VoIP
12 13 (23.64%) SNMP
13 12 (21.82%) IPsec
13 12 (21.82%) HSRP
14 10 (18.18%) Internet
14 10 (18.18%) Ethernet
15 9 (16.36%) IGRP
15 9 (16.36%) Cisco PIX
15 9 (16.36%) Network Security
Database & Business Intelligence
1 1 (1.82%) DB2
Development Applications
1 1 (1.82%) Ant
1 1 (1.82%) VSS/SourceSafe
General
1 25 (45.45%) Telecoms
2 7 (12.73%) Banking
3 6 (10.91%) Finance
4 2 (3.64%) Games
4 2 (3.64%) Retail
4 2 (3.64%) Billing
4 2 (3.64%) Investment Banking
5 1 (1.82%) Back Office
Job Titles
1 29 (52.73%) Network Engineer
2 14 (25.45%) IP Engineer
3 9 (16.36%) Cisco Engineer
4 8 (14.55%) Design Engineer
5 7 (12.73%) Cisco Network Engineer
6 5 (9.09%) Security Engineer
6 5 (9.09%) IP Network Engineer
7 3 (5.45%) NOC Engineer
7 3 (5.45%) Test Engineer
8 2 (3.64%) Network Security Engineer
8 2 (3.64%) Support Engineer
8 2 (3.64%) Administrator
8 2 (3.64%) Architect
8 2 (3.64%) Cisco Administrator
8 2 (3.64%) Network Architect
8 2 (3.64%) Network Specialist
8 2 (3.64%) Implementation Engineer
8 2 (3.64%) Senior Network Engineer
8 2 (3.64%) Network Implementation Engineer
9 1 (1.82%) Network Design Specialist
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 2 (3.64%) Silverlight
2 1 (1.82%) ISPF
Miscellaneous
1 10 (18.18%) Data Centre
2 7 (12.73%) IVR
3 2 (3.64%) STB
3 2 (3.64%) MPEG
3 2 (3.64%) DTV
3 2 (3.64%) Streaming Video
3 2 (3.64%) Distributed Denial-of-Service
3 2 (3.64%) IPTV
3 2 (3.64%) Video on Demand
4 1 (1.82%) Analytical Skills
4 1 (1.82%) Computer Science
4 1 (1.82%) IBM Mainframe
4 1 (1.82%) Mainframe
4 1 (1.82%) NHS
4 1 (1.82%) e-Health
4 1 (1.82%) SecurID
Operating Systems
1 10 (18.18%) Windows
2 8 (14.55%) Windows 2000
3 7 (12.73%) Windows XP
3 7 (12.73%) Windows Server 2003
4 6 (10.91%) Linux
5 4 (7.27%) UNIX
6 1 (1.82%) Mac OS X
6 1 (1.82%) zOS
Processes & Methodologies
1 10 (18.18%) Migration
2 7 (12.73%) ITIL
2 7 (12.73%) Risk Assessment
3 6 (10.91%) Load Balancing
4 4 (7.27%) Reverse Engineering
4 4 (7.27%) Network Management
4 4 (7.27%) Network Design
5 3 (5.45%) Validation
5 3 (5.45%) CRM
6 2 (3.64%) DRM
6 2 (3.64%) Project Management
6 2 (3.64%) Scrum
6 2 (3.64%) Agile Software Development
6 2 (3.64%) Root Cause Analysis
6 2 (3.64%) Capacity Management
6 2 (3.64%) Low Latency
6 2 (3.64%) Video Processing
6 2 (3.64%) Deep Packet Inspection
6 2 (3.64%) Performance Management
6 2 (3.64%) DDoS Mitigation
Programming Languages
1 1 (1.82%) COBOL
1 1 (1.82%) Assembly Language
1 1 (1.82%) REXX
1 1 (1.82%) JCL
Qualifications
1 35 (63.64%) Cisco Certification
2 23 (41.82%) CCNP
3 16 (29.09%) CCNA
4 13 (23.64%) CCIE
5 9 (16.36%) Security Cleared
6 8 (14.55%) SC Cleared
7 7 (12.73%) CISSP
8 6 (10.91%) CCDP
8 6 (10.91%) BC Cleared
9 4 (7.27%) Check Point Certification
9 4 (7.27%) CCSP
10 2 (3.64%) CCSA
10 2 (3.64%) CCSE
10 2 (3.64%) Degree
11 1 (1.82%) JNCIP
11 1 (1.82%) DV Cleared
11 1 (1.82%) ITIL Certification
11 1 (1.82%) PRINCE2 Certification
11 1 (1.82%) CCIP
11 1 (1.82%) CCDA
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 5 (9.09%) PCI DSS
2 1 (1.82%) QA
System Software
1 2 (3.64%) ProxySG
Systems Management
1 8 (14.55%) Cisco CUCM
2 7 (12.73%) Cisco UCCE
3 5 (9.09%) Cisco IPCC
4 2 (3.64%) FortiGate
5 1 (1.82%) CA Spectrum
5 1 (1.82%) Iperf
5 1 (1.82%) TrustSec
5 1 (1.82%) Cacti
5 1 (1.82%) HP Quality Center
5 1 (1.82%) Cisco UCCX
5 1 (1.82%) CiscoWorks
Vendors
1 51 (92.73%) Cisco
2 23 (41.82%) Juniper
3 20 (36.36%) CheckPoint
4 10 (18.18%) F5
5 7 (12.73%) Microsoft
6 4 (7.27%) Nokia
6 4 (7.27%) Radware
6 4 (7.27%) Redback
7 3 (5.45%) Nortel
8 2 (3.64%) Apple
8 2 (3.64%) Adobe
8 2 (3.64%) Alcatel-Lucent
8 2 (3.64%) CA
8 2 (3.64%) Ericsson
8 2 (3.64%) Blue Coat
8 2 (3.64%) Huawei
8 2 (3.64%) BT
8 2 (3.64%) Cramer
8 2 (3.64%) Tektronix
8 2 (3.64%) Fortinet
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