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 22 August 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
22 Aug 2014
Same period 2013 Same period 2012
Routing Information Protocol (RIP)
Rank 548 533 545
Rank change year-on-year
-15 +12
Contract jobs citing RIP 35 24 30
As % of all contract IT jobs located in England 0.069% 0.049% 0.056%
As % of the Communications & Networking category 0.47% 0.36% 0.36%
Number of daily rates quoted 19 12 21
Average daily rate
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£365 £388 £325
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
-5.80% +19.23%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £219 £290 £220
10% offered a daily rate of more than £500 £400 £475
UK excluding London average daily rate £455 £290 £325
% change year-on-year
+56.89% -10.76%
Number of hourly rates quoted 2 0 0
Average hourly rate £40.00 - -
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
7443 6649 8272
As % of all contract IT jobs located in England 14.61% 13.66% 15.58%
Number of daily rates quoted 4074 3675 3832
Average daily rate £365 £350 £350
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+4.28% -
90% offered a daily rate of more than £220 £200 £200
10% offered a daily rate of more than £500 £500 £475
UK excluding London average daily rate £338 £325 £325
% change year-on-year
+3.84% -
Number of hourly rates quoted 403 385 650
Average hourly rate £21.00 £22.50 £22.50
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
-6.66% -
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £12.50 £13.00 £13.00
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £45.00 £40.57 £45.00
UK excluding London average hourly rate £22.00 £24.50 £25.00
% change year-on-year
-10.20% -2.00%

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 22 August 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 August 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
South East +14 17 £455 +65.45%
London +17 13 £365 -6.41% 5
North West +4 4 - -
South West -34 1 £350 +20.68%
East of England - - - - 1
Yorkshire - - - - 2
RIP
UK

RIP
Top 30 Related IT Skills in England

For the 6 months to 22 August 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 53 (85.48%) OSPF
2 51 (82.26%) Cisco
3 44 (70.97%) BGP
4 42 (67.74%) Cisco Certification
5 33 (53.23%) EIGRP
6 32 (51.61%) CCNP
7 31 (50.00%) Firewall
8 30 (48.39%) WAN
9 28 (45.16%) VPN
9 28 (45.16%) Juniper
10 27 (43.55%) MPLS
11 24 (38.71%) LAN
12 22 (35.48%) CheckPoint
13 21 (33.87%) CCIE
14 17 (27.42%) IPsec
15 16 (25.81%) Telecoms
15 16 (25.81%) Network Design
16 15 (24.19%) CCNA
16 15 (24.19%) ITIL
16 15 (24.19%) Cisco ASA
17 14 (22.58%) Network Management
18 13 (20.97%) Multicast
18 13 (20.97%) VLAN
19 12 (19.35%) Network Monitoring
19 12 (19.35%) VoIP
20 11 (17.74%) Cisco PIX
20 11 (17.74%) Network Security
20 11 (17.74%) HSRP
21 10 (16.13%) Ethernet
21 10 (16.13%) SNMP

RIP
Top Related IT Skills in England by Category

For the 6 months to 22 August 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 (3.23%) SharePoint
Applications
1 4 (6.45%) MS Visio
2 3 (4.84%) MS Excel
3 2 (3.23%) MS Office
4 1 (1.61%) MS Project
4 1 (1.61%) MS PowerPoint
Communications & Networking
1 53 (85.48%) OSPF
2 44 (70.97%) BGP
3 33 (53.23%) EIGRP
4 31 (50.00%) Firewall
5 30 (48.39%) WAN
6 28 (45.16%) VPN
7 27 (43.55%) MPLS
8 24 (38.71%) LAN
9 17 (27.42%) IPsec
10 15 (24.19%) Cisco ASA
11 13 (20.97%) Multicast
11 13 (20.97%) VLAN
12 12 (19.35%) VoIP
13 11 (17.74%) Cisco PIX
13 11 (17.74%) Network Security
13 11 (17.74%) HSRP
14 10 (16.13%) Ethernet
14 10 (16.13%) SNMP
15 9 (14.52%) Wireless
16 8 (12.90%) TCP/IP
Development Applications
1 1 (1.61%) VSS/SourceSafe
1 1 (1.61%) Ant
General
1 16 (25.81%) Telecoms
2 8 (12.90%) Finance
3 5 (8.06%) Banking
4 3 (4.84%) Investment Banking
5 2 (3.23%) Publishing
6 1 (1.61%) Retail
Job Titles
1 28 (45.16%) Network Engineer
2 12 (19.35%) Design Engineer
3 11 (17.74%) IP Engineer
4 5 (8.06%) Cisco Engineer
4 5 (8.06%) Network Design Engineer
5 4 (6.45%) Senior Network Design Engineer
5 4 (6.45%) Senior Design Engineer
5 4 (6.45%) Senior Network Engineer
5 4 (6.45%) Analyst
5 4 (6.45%) Network Consultant
5 4 (6.45%) Consultant
6 3 (4.84%) Architect
6 3 (4.84%) Network Analyst
6 3 (4.84%) Security Engineer
6 3 (4.84%) Network Architect
6 3 (4.84%) IP Network Engineer
6 3 (4.84%) Senior Architect
6 3 (4.84%) Senior Network Architect
7 2 (3.23%) Cisco Network Engineer
7 2 (3.23%) Data Network Engineer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 1 (1.61%) OCX
Miscellaneous
1 4 (6.45%) SecurID
2 1 (1.61%) NHS
2 1 (1.61%) e-Health
2 1 (1.61%) Computer Science
Operating Systems
1 6 (9.68%) Windows
2 3 (4.84%) Linux
3 1 (1.61%) Windows XP
3 1 (1.61%) Windows NT
3 1 (1.61%) Windows 2000
Processes & Methodologies
1 16 (25.81%) Network Design
2 15 (24.19%) ITIL
3 14 (22.58%) Network Management
4 12 (19.35%) Network Monitoring
5 7 (11.29%) eTOM
6 6 (9.68%) Low Latency
6 6 (9.68%) Performance Tuning
7 4 (6.45%) Migration
7 4 (6.45%) Project Management
8 3 (4.84%) Risk Assessment
8 3 (4.84%) WAN Optimisation
8 3 (4.84%) Demand Forecasting
8 3 (4.84%) Kalman Filter
9 2 (3.23%) Supplier Management
9 2 (3.23%) Reverse Engineering
9 2 (3.23%) Network Architecture
10 1 (1.61%) E-Commerce
10 1 (1.61%) PRINCE2
10 1 (1.61%) Service Delivery
10 1 (1.61%) Deep Packet Inspection
Programming Languages
1 1 (1.61%) Perl
Qualifications
1 42 (67.74%) Cisco Certification
2 32 (51.61%) CCNP
3 21 (33.87%) CCIE
4 15 (24.19%) CCNA
5 9 (14.52%) Security Cleared
5 9 (14.52%) SC Cleared
6 7 (11.29%) CCDP
6 7 (11.29%) CISSP
7 6 (9.68%) JNCIP
8 5 (8.06%) Degree
8 5 (8.06%) JNCIE
9 4 (6.45%) CCIP
10 3 (4.84%) CCSP
11 2 (3.23%) JNCIA
11 2 (3.23%) BC Cleared
12 1 (1.61%) MCT
12 1 (1.61%) CCDA
12 1 (1.61%) PRINCE2 Certification
12 1 (1.61%) Check Point Certification
12 1 (1.61%) ITIL Certification
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 7 (11.29%) PCI DSS
2 2 (3.23%) SLA
3 1 (1.61%) ISO 9001
System Software
1 1 (1.61%) NFS
1 1 (1.61%) vSphere
Systems Management
1 2 (3.23%) CiscoWorks
2 1 (1.61%) OpenView
2 1 (1.61%) CA Spectrum
2 1 (1.61%) SolarWinds Orion
Vendors
1 51 (82.26%) Cisco
2 28 (45.16%) Juniper
3 22 (35.48%) CheckPoint
4 10 (16.13%) Microsoft
5 9 (14.52%) F5
6 5 (8.06%) VMware
6 5 (8.06%) Riverbed
6 5 (8.06%) SolarWinds
7 4 (6.45%) Tufin
7 4 (6.45%) HP
8 3 (4.84%) Nokia
8 3 (4.84%) AlgoSec
8 3 (4.84%) Fortinet
9 2 (3.23%) IronPort
9 2 (3.23%) Brocade
9 2 (3.23%) Blue Coat
9 2 (3.23%) Avaya
10 1 (1.61%) Nortel
10 1 (1.61%) IBM
10 1 (1.61%) Symantec