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 2 March 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
2 Mar 2015
Same period 2014 Same period 2013
Virtual Router Redundancy Protocol (VRRP)
Rank 544 523 496
Rank change year-on-year
-21 -27
Contract jobs citing VRRP 25 16 23
As % of all contract IT jobs located in England 0.052% 0.034% 0.056%
As % of the Communications & Networking category 0.35% 0.26% 0.36%
Number of daily rates quoted 6 2 16
Average daily rate
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£319 £290 £300
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+9.91% -3.33%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £288 £286 £263
10% offered a daily rate of more than £588 £294 £740
UK excluding London average daily rate £300 £475 £300
% change year-on-year
-36.84% +58.33%
Number of hourly rates quoted 1 1 0
Average hourly rate £40.00 £27.88 -
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
+43.49% -
UK excluding London average hourly rate - £27.88 -
VRRP
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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
7063 6163 6344
As % of all contract IT jobs located in England 14.81% 13.24% 15.58%
Number of daily rates quoted 3861 3209 3133
Average daily rate £375 £370 £350
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+1.35% +5.71%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £220 £215 £200
10% offered a daily rate of more than £500 £513 £500
UK excluding London average daily rate £350 £338 £320
% change year-on-year
+3.70% +5.46%
Number of hourly rates quoted 409 363 561
Average hourly rate £24.00 £20.00 £23.00
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
+20.00% -13.04%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £12.50 £12.50 £12.00
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £44.50 £44.80 £47.50
UK excluding London average hourly rate £27.50 £20.00 £23.33
% change year-on-year
+37.50% -14.27%

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 2 March 2015.

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 2 March 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
North West - 14 £275 - 1
London +12 7 £550 +92.98% 4
South East -28 3 £300 +1.69% 3
Yorkshire - 1 £338 - 1
East Midlands - - - -
West Midlands - - - - 1
East of England - - - - 1
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VRRP
Top 30 Related IT Skills in England

For the 6 months to 2 March 2015, 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 67 (94.37%) Cisco
1 67 (94.37%) OSPF
2 63 (88.73%) BGP
3 62 (87.32%) HSRP
4 58 (81.69%) VPN
5 52 (73.24%) Cisco Certification
6 47 (66.20%) Firewall
7 45 (63.38%) CCIE
8 44 (61.97%) TCP/IP
9 43 (60.56%) CCNP
10 37 (52.11%) Juniper
11 34 (47.89%) UNIX
12 33 (46.48%) Cisco IOS
13 30 (42.25%) MPLS
14 29 (40.85%) Cisco Nexus
15 28 (39.44%) EIGRP
15 28 (39.44%) Ethernet
15 28 (39.44%) CCNA
16 26 (36.62%) SNMP
17 24 (33.80%) WAN
18 23 (32.39%) Telecoms
19 21 (29.58%) TACACS
19 21 (29.58%) IPv6
20 20 (28.17%) IPv4
20 20 (28.17%) CCIP
20 20 (28.17%) LAN
20 20 (28.17%) RSVP
20 20 (28.17%) DMVPN
20 20 (28.17%) Junos
21 19 (26.76%) JNCIP

VRRP
Top Related IT Skills in England by Category

For the 6 months to 2 March 2015, 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 2 (2.82%) MS Exchange
Applications
1 1 (1.41%) MS Excel
Cloud Services
1 2 (2.82%) Microsoft Azure
1 2 (2.82%) Amazon AWS
Communications & Networking
1 67 (94.37%) OSPF
2 63 (88.73%) BGP
3 62 (87.32%) HSRP
4 58 (81.69%) VPN
5 47 (66.20%) Firewall
6 44 (61.97%) TCP/IP
7 33 (46.48%) Cisco IOS
8 30 (42.25%) MPLS
9 29 (40.85%) Cisco Nexus
10 28 (39.44%) EIGRP
10 28 (39.44%) Ethernet
11 26 (36.62%) SNMP
12 24 (33.80%) WAN
13 21 (29.58%) IPv6
13 21 (29.58%) TACACS
14 20 (28.17%) Junos
14 20 (28.17%) DMVPN
14 20 (28.17%) RSVP
14 20 (28.17%) IPv4
14 20 (28.17%) LAN
Database & Business Intelligence
1 3 (4.23%) SQL Server
2 2 (2.82%) SQL Server 2008
2 2 (2.82%) SQL Server 2012
Development Applications
1 3 (4.23%) VSS/SourceSafe
General
1 23 (32.39%) Telecoms
2 5 (7.04%) Banking
3 3 (4.23%) Finance
4 2 (2.82%) Back Office
4 2 (2.82%) Manufacturing
4 2 (2.82%) Retail
4 2 (2.82%) Billing
4 2 (2.82%) Russian Language
5 1 (1.41%) Law
Job Titles
1 22 (30.99%) Network Engineer
2 20 (28.17%) IP Engineer
3 17 (23.94%) Operations Engineer
3 17 (23.94%) Implementation Engineer
4 12 (16.90%) Cisco Engineer
4 12 (16.90%) Security Engineer
5 11 (15.49%) Support Engineer
6 10 (14.08%) Architect
6 10 (14.08%) Cisco Support
6 10 (14.08%) Cisco Support Engineer
7 8 (11.27%) Consultant
7 8 (11.27%) Network Security Engineer
8 7 (9.86%) Network Architect
9 6 (8.45%) Senior Security Engineer
9 6 (8.45%) Senior Network Engineer
9 6 (8.45%) Network Consultant
10 5 (7.04%) Solutions Architect
10 5 (7.04%) Senior Network Security Engineer
10 5 (7.04%) Cisco Consultant
10 5 (7.04%) Cisco Network Consultant
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 2 (2.82%) Web Services
Miscellaneous
1 15 (21.13%) FlexPod
2 7 (9.86%) Analytical Skills
3 3 (4.23%) PKI
4 1 (1.41%) Computer Science
4 1 (1.41%) User Experience
4 1 (1.41%) NHS
Operating Systems
1 34 (47.89%) UNIX
2 19 (26.76%) Linux
3 5 (7.04%) Windows
4 2 (2.82%) Mac OS
Processes & Methodologies
1 13 (18.31%) Change Management
2 11 (15.49%) Load Balancing
3 8 (11.27%) Network Design
4 7 (9.86%) ITIL
5 6 (8.45%) Validation
5 6 (8.45%) Enterprise Architecture
6 5 (7.04%) Project Management
7 4 (5.63%) TOGAF
7 4 (5.63%) Disaster Recovery
7 4 (5.63%) Network Monitoring
7 4 (5.63%) Mentoring
7 4 (5.63%) Network Management
8 3 (4.23%) Network Architecture
8 3 (4.23%) Migration
9 2 (2.82%) Business Continuity
9 2 (2.82%) PRINCE2
9 2 (2.82%) CRM
9 2 (2.82%) BCP
9 2 (2.82%) Network Planning
9 2 (2.82%) Problem Management
Programming Languages
1 17 (23.94%) Perl
2 5 (7.04%) R
Qualifications
1 52 (73.24%) Cisco Certification
2 45 (63.38%) CCIE
3 43 (60.56%) CCNP
4 28 (39.44%) CCNA
5 20 (28.17%) CCIP
6 19 (26.76%) JNCIP
7 17 (23.94%) JNCIA
8 7 (9.86%) Security Cleared
9 5 (7.04%) CCDP
10 4 (5.63%) SC Cleared
11 3 (4.23%) DV Cleared
11 3 (4.23%) CCSE
12 2 (2.82%) VMware Certified Professional (VCP)
12 2 (2.82%) Microsoft Certification
12 2 (2.82%) CCSA
12 2 (2.82%) Degree
12 2 (2.82%) CISSP
12 2 (2.82%) CCDA
12 2 (2.82%) MCSE
12 2 (2.82%) MCSA
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 5 (7.04%) SLA
System Software
1 9 (12.68%) Snort
2 6 (8.45%) ProxySG
3 4 (5.63%) Active Directory
3 4 (5.63%) Hyper-V
4 2 (2.82%) VMware Infrastructure
4 2 (2.82%) Terminal Services
5 1 (1.41%) NFS
5 1 (1.41%) vSphere
Systems Management
1 15 (21.13%) OpenNMS
1 15 (21.13%) RANCID
2 4 (5.63%) SCOM
3 2 (2.82%) SCCM
3 2 (2.82%) SolarWinds Orion
3 2 (2.82%) FortiGate
4 1 (1.41%) Cisco Prime
4 1 (1.41%) HP Data Protector
4 1 (1.41%) Cacti
Vendors
1 67 (94.37%) Cisco
2 37 (52.11%) Juniper
3 19 (26.76%) CheckPoint
4 17 (23.94%) BT
4 17 (23.94%) F5
5 11 (15.49%) Blue Coat
6 8 (11.27%) Sourcefire
7 6 (8.45%) SolarWinds
8 4 (5.63%) VMware
8 4 (5.63%) Riverbed
8 4 (5.63%) HP
9 3 (4.23%) Microsoft
9 3 (4.23%) Nokia
9 3 (4.23%) Huawei
9 3 (4.23%) Radware
9 3 (4.23%) Redback
10 2 (2.82%) WatchGuard
10 2 (2.82%) 3PAR
10 2 (2.82%) McAfee
10 2 (2.82%) Brocade
London
TEKsystems
Rate: £500 - £600 per day
Posted: 5 days ago
North West England
Orgtel
Rate: £250 - £300 per day + competitive
Posted: 12 days ago
Birmingham
Computer Futures
Rate: competitive
Posted: 19 days ago