The table below looks at the statistics for VRRP 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 VRRP over the 3 months to 24 December 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
24 Dec 2014
Same period 2013 Same period 2012
Virtual Router Redundancy Protocol (VRRP)
Rank 541 531 508
Rank change year-on-year
-10 -23
Contract jobs citing VRRP 38 20 26
As % of all contract IT jobs located in England 0.077% 0.043% 0.059%
As % of the Communications & Networking category 0.53% 0.31% 0.37%
Number of daily rates quoted 19 10 12
Average daily rate
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£300 £356 £324
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
-15.78% +10.03%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £294 £250 £252
10% offered a daily rate of more than £440 £408 £937
UK excluding London average daily rate £338 £406 £323
% change year-on-year
-16.92% +25.96%
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 0 0
Average hourly rate - - -
UK excluding London average hourly rate - - -
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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
7196 6379 7031
As % of all contract IT jobs located in England 14.52% 13.62% 15.88%
Number of daily rates quoted 4176 3537 3525
Average daily rate £365 £375 £350
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
-2.66% +7.14%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £213 £220 £210
10% offered a daily rate of more than £500 £525 £500
UK excluding London average daily rate £350 £338 £325
% change year-on-year
+3.70% +3.84%
Number of hourly rates quoted 388 390 619
Average hourly rate £21.50 £20.00 £21.00
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
+7.50% -4.76%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £12.50 £12.00 £13.00
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £40.00 £39.00 £45.00
UK excluding London average hourly rate £23.50 £21.00 £21.67
% change year-on-year
+11.90% -3.06%

VRRP
Jobs Demand Trend in England

This chart provides a 3-month moving total of IT contractor jobs citing VRRP across the England region as a proportion of the total demand within the Communications & Networking category.

VRRP Jobs Demand Trend in England

VRRP
Daily Rate Trend in England

This chart provides the 3-month moving average for daily rates quoted in IT contract jobs citing VRRP across the England region.

VRRP Daily Rate Trend in England

VRRP
Daily Rate Histogram in England

This chart provides a histogram of daily rates quoted in contract IT jobs citing VRRP across the England region over the 3 months to 24 December 2014.

VRRP Daily Rate Histogram in England

VRRP
Hourly Rate Trend in England

This chart provides the 3-month moving average for hourly rates quoted in IT contractor jobs citing VRRP across the England region.

VRRP Hourly Rate Trend in England

VRRP
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 VRRP within the England region over the 3 months to 24 December 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 +25 18 £300 -20.00% 6
South East -34 6 £350 - 6
South West - 3 £250 -
Yorkshire - 2 £313 -
West Midlands - - - - 1
East of England - - - - 1
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VRRP
Top 30 Related IT Skills in England

For the 6 months to 24 December 2014, IT contractor jobs across the England region citing VRRP 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 VRRP.

1 77 (92.77%) Cisco
2 76 (91.57%) OSPF
3 74 (89.16%) BGP
4 71 (85.54%) HSRP
5 69 (83.13%) VPN
6 67 (80.72%) Firewall
7 61 (73.49%) Cisco Certification
8 57 (68.67%) TCP/IP
9 50 (60.24%) CCIE
10 42 (50.60%) CCNP
10 42 (50.60%) Cisco Nexus
11 37 (44.58%) Juniper
12 36 (43.37%) WAN
13 34 (40.96%) SNMP
14 33 (39.76%) UNIX
15 32 (38.55%) EIGRP
15 32 (38.55%) Cisco IOS
16 29 (34.94%) LAN
17 28 (33.73%) CheckPoint
18 27 (32.53%) VLAN
19 26 (31.33%) DMVPN
20 25 (30.12%) Perl
21 24 (28.92%) PPP
21 24 (28.92%) TACACS
21 24 (28.92%) F5
22 23 (27.71%) MPLS
22 23 (27.71%) Ethernet
23 20 (24.10%) CCNA
24 19 (22.89%) FlexPod
24 19 (22.89%) RANCID

VRRP
Top Related IT Skills in England by Category

For the 6 months to 24 December 2014, IT contractor jobs across the England region citing VRRP 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 VRRP. Up to 20 skills are shown per category.

Application Platforms
1 3 (3.61%) OpenStack
2 2 (2.41%) Apache
2 2 (2.41%) Tomcat
2 2 (2.41%) MS Exchange
2 2 (2.41%) lighttpd
2 2 (2.41%) Node.js
Applications
1 2 (2.41%) MS Excel
2 1 (1.20%) MS Visio
2 1 (1.20%) MS Office
Cloud Services
1 3 (3.61%) Cloud Computing
2 1 (1.20%) Microsoft Azure
2 1 (1.20%) Amazon AWS
2 1 (1.20%) SaaS
Communications & Networking
1 76 (91.57%) OSPF
2 74 (89.16%) BGP
3 71 (85.54%) HSRP
4 69 (83.13%) VPN
5 67 (80.72%) Firewall
6 57 (68.67%) TCP/IP
7 42 (50.60%) Cisco Nexus
8 36 (43.37%) WAN
9 34 (40.96%) SNMP
10 32 (38.55%) EIGRP
10 32 (38.55%) Cisco IOS
11 29 (34.94%) LAN
12 27 (32.53%) VLAN
13 26 (31.33%) DMVPN
14 24 (28.92%) TACACS
14 24 (28.92%) PPP
15 23 (27.71%) Ethernet
15 23 (27.71%) MPLS
16 16 (19.28%) Network Security
17 15 (18.07%) Cisco ASA
Database & Business Intelligence
1 3 (3.61%) SQL Server
2 2 (2.41%) SQL Server 2008
2 2 (2.41%) SQL Server 2012
2 2 (2.41%) MySQL
Development Applications
1 3 (3.61%) Subversion
1 3 (3.61%) Selenium
1 3 (3.61%) Atlassian Bamboo
1 3 (3.61%) Git (software)
1 3 (3.61%) Jenkins
2 2 (2.41%) VSS/SourceSafe
General
1 16 (19.28%) Telecoms
2 13 (15.66%) Banking
3 9 (10.84%) Finance
4 5 (6.02%) Spanish Language
5 2 (2.41%) Back Office
5 2 (2.41%) Manufacturing
5 2 (2.41%) Retail
5 2 (2.41%) Billing
5 2 (2.41%) Investment Banking
5 2 (2.41%) Russian Language
6 1 (1.20%) Law
Job Titles
1 30 (36.14%) Network Engineer
2 16 (19.28%) Security Engineer
3 15 (18.07%) Cisco Engineer
4 13 (15.66%) Architect
4 13 (15.66%) Senior Network Engineer
4 13 (15.66%) IP Engineer
5 12 (14.46%) Support Engineer
6 11 (13.25%) Network Security Engineer
6 11 (13.25%) Cisco Support
6 11 (13.25%) Cisco Support Engineer
7 10 (12.05%) Consultant
8 9 (10.84%) Solutions Architect
8 9 (10.84%) Network Architect
8 9 (10.84%) Senior Security Engineer
9 8 (9.64%) Senior Network Security Engineer
9 8 (9.64%) Implementation Engineer
9 8 (9.64%) Network Consultant
9 8 (9.64%) Operations Engineer
10 7 (8.43%) Cisco Network Consultant
10 7 (8.43%) Cisco Consultant
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 1 (1.20%) Web Services
Miscellaneous
1 19 (22.89%) FlexPod
2 17 (20.48%) Analytical Skills
3 3 (3.61%) PKI
4 2 (2.41%) Digital Media
5 1 (1.20%) User Experience
5 1 (1.20%) Computer Science
5 1 (1.20%) NHS
5 1 (1.20%) Management Information System
Operating Systems
1 33 (39.76%) UNIX
2 13 (15.66%) Linux
3 6 (7.23%) Windows
4 2 (2.41%) Mac OS
Processes & Methodologies
1 16 (19.28%) Change Management
2 12 (14.46%) Load Balancing
3 11 (13.25%) Network Design
4 8 (9.64%) Mentoring
5 7 (8.43%) Project Management
5 7 (8.43%) ITIL
5 7 (8.43%) Validation
5 7 (8.43%) Low Latency
6 6 (7.23%) Network Management
6 6 (7.23%) Migration
7 5 (6.02%) Disaster Recovery
7 5 (6.02%) Enterprise Architecture
7 5 (6.02%) Network Architecture
8 4 (4.82%) TOGAF
8 4 (4.82%) Network Monitoring
8 4 (4.82%) Network Planning
9 3 (3.61%) Agile Software Development
9 3 (3.61%) DevOps
9 3 (3.61%) Dependency Management
9 3 (3.61%) Test Automation
Programming Languages
1 25 (30.12%) Perl
2 7 (8.43%) R
3 3 (3.61%) Java
3 3 (3.61%) JavaScript
Qualifications
1 61 (73.49%) Cisco Certification
2 50 (60.24%) CCIE
3 42 (50.60%) CCNP
4 20 (24.10%) CCNA
5 11 (13.25%) CCIP
6 10 (12.05%) JNCIP
7 8 (9.64%) JNCIA
8 7 (8.43%) CCSE
8 7 (8.43%) Security Cleared
9 5 (6.02%) CCDP
10 4 (4.82%) SC Cleared
11 3 (3.61%) DV Cleared
11 3 (3.61%) Degree
12 2 (2.41%) VMware Certified Professional (VCP)
12 2 (2.41%) Microsoft Certification
12 2 (2.41%) CISSP
12 2 (2.41%) CCDA
12 2 (2.41%) MCSE
12 2 (2.41%) MCSA
12 2 (2.41%) VCAP
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 8 (9.64%) SLA
System Software
1 12 (14.46%) Snort
2 7 (8.43%) ProxySG
3 4 (4.82%) Active Directory
4 3 (3.61%) Xen
4 3 (3.61%) Hyper-V
5 2 (2.41%) VMware Infrastructure
5 2 (2.41%) Terminal Services
6 1 (1.20%) NFS
6 1 (1.20%) vSphere
Systems Management
1 19 (22.89%) OpenNMS
1 19 (22.89%) RANCID
2 3 (3.61%) Vagrant
2 3 (3.61%) Opscode Chef
2 3 (3.61%) Puppet
2 3 (3.61%) Nagios
2 3 (3.61%) SCOM
3 2 (2.41%) SCCM
3 2 (2.41%) FortiGate
4 1 (1.20%) SolarWinds Orion
4 1 (1.20%) HP Data Protector
4 1 (1.20%) Cacti
4 1 (1.20%) Cisco Prime
4 1 (1.20%) CiscoWorks
Vendors
1 77 (92.77%) Cisco
2 37 (44.58%) Juniper
3 28 (33.73%) CheckPoint
4 24 (28.92%) F5
5 16 (19.28%) Blue Coat
6 11 (13.25%) Sourcefire
7 8 (9.64%) BT
8 6 (7.23%) SolarWinds
9 5 (6.02%) Radware
9 5 (6.02%) Redback
9 5 (6.02%) Huawei
9 5 (6.02%) Nokia
9 5 (6.02%) HP
10 4 (4.82%) VMware
11 3 (3.61%) Microsoft
11 3 (3.61%) Ericsson
11 3 (3.61%) Riverbed
12 2 (2.41%) WatchGuard
12 2 (2.41%) 3PAR
12 2 (2.41%) McAfee
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