The table below looks at the statistics for VRRP skills in IT contracts advertised for the England region. Included is a guide to the contractor rates offered in IT contracts that have cited VRRP over the 3 months to 1 July 2016 with a comparison to the same period over 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.

3 months to
1 Jul 2016
Same period 2015 Same period 2014
Virtual Router Redundancy Protocol (VRRP)
Rank 583 572 571
Rank change year-on-year
-11 -1
Contract jobs citing VRRP 30 45 18
As % of all contract IT jobs located in England 0.061% 0.088% 0.037%
As % of the Communications & Networking category 0.38% 0.60% 0.27%
Number of daily rates quoted 16 32 6
Median daily rate £500 £350 £294
Median daily rate % change year-on-year
+42.85% +19.14%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £325 £261 £165
10% offered a daily rate of more than £563 £436 £366
UK excluding London median daily rate £380 £275 £300
% change year-on-year
+38.18% -8.33%
Number of hourly rates quoted 3 1 0
Median hourly rate £40.00 £30.00 -
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year
+33.33% -
UK excluding London median hourly rate £40.00 £30.00 -
% change year-on-year
+33.33% -
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
7857 7472 6674
As % of all contract IT jobs located in England 16.02% 14.66% 13.68%
Number of daily rates quoted 4845 4263 3626
Median daily rate £400 £360 £350
Median daily rate % change year-on-year
+11.11% +2.85%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £245 £220 £200
10% offered a daily rate of more than £550 £500 £500
UK excluding London median daily rate £365 £340 £325
% change year-on-year
+7.35% +4.61%
Number of hourly rates quoted 363 451 372
Median hourly rate £28.00 £22.50 £19.00
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year
+24.44% +18.42%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £12.50 £12.50 £11.29
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £47.83 £45.00 £40.50
UK excluding London median hourly rate £31.50 £23.75 £19.00
% change year-on-year
+32.63% +25.00%

VRRP
Jobs Demand Trend in England

The demand trend of contract jobs across the England region citing VRRP as a proportion of all IT contracts with a match in 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 1 July 2016.

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 median contractor rates quoted in IT jobs citing VRRP within the England region over the 3 months to 1 July 2016. 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
(Click see detailed
statistics and trends)
Rank Change
on Same Period
Last Year
Matching
Contract
IT Job Ads
Median
Daily Rate
Last 3 Months
Median Daily Rate
% Change
on Same Period
Last Year
Live
Job
Vacancies
London -10 17 £513 +36.66% 4
South East +1 6 - - 4
East of England +7 2 - -
West Midlands -20 2 £413 +37.50%
North West - 1 £385 -
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VRRP
Top 30 Related IT Skills in England

For the 6 months to 1 July 2016, IT contractor jobs citing VRRP also mentioned the following skills in order of popularity. The figures indicate the number co-occurrences and its proportion to all contract ads across the England region with a requirement for VRRP.

1 50 (96.15%) OSPF
2 42 (80.77%) BGP
3 39 (75.00%) Cisco
4 38 (73.08%) HSRP
5 35 (67.31%) Firewall
6 34 (65.38%) Cisco Certification
7 29 (55.77%) TCP/IP
8 26 (50.00%) VPN
9 25 (48.08%) CheckPoint
9 25 (48.08%) CCNP
9 25 (48.08%) EIGRP
10 22 (42.31%) Windows
11 20 (38.46%) DNS
12 19 (36.54%) LAN
12 19 (36.54%) WAN
12 19 (36.54%) Cisco ASA
13 18 (34.62%) Wireless
14 17 (32.69%) Juniper
14 17 (32.69%) VLAN
14 17 (32.69%) F5
14 17 (32.69%) Data Centre
15 16 (30.77%) IPsec
16 15 (28.85%) MPLS
16 15 (28.85%) DHCP
16 15 (28.85%) 802.1X
16 15 (28.85%) High Availability
16 15 (28.85%) Network Security
17 14 (26.92%) Cisco Nexus
17 14 (26.92%) Windows Server
17 14 (26.92%) VoIP

VRRP
Top Related IT Skills in England by Category

The follow tables expand on the table above by listing co-occurrences grouped by category. The same job type, locality and period is covered with up to 20 co-occurrences shown in each of the following categories:

Application Platforms
1 1 (1.92%) Exchange Server 2010
1 1 (1.92%) MS Exchange
1 1 (1.92%) OpenStack
Applications
1 9 (17.31%) MS Excel
2 8 (15.38%) MS Visio
3 1 (1.92%) MS Office
Cloud Services
1 1 (1.92%) Cloud Computing
1 1 (1.92%) IaaS
1 1 (1.92%) SaaS
Communications & Networking
1 50 (96.15%) OSPF
2 42 (80.77%) BGP
3 38 (73.08%) HSRP
4 35 (67.31%) Firewall
5 29 (55.77%) TCP/IP
6 26 (50.00%) VPN
7 25 (48.08%) EIGRP
8 20 (38.46%) DNS
9 19 (36.54%) Cisco ASA
9 19 (36.54%) LAN
9 19 (36.54%) WAN
10 18 (34.62%) Wireless
11 17 (32.69%) VLAN
12 16 (30.77%) IPsec
13 15 (28.85%) DHCP
13 15 (28.85%) MPLS
13 15 (28.85%) Network Security
14 14 (26.92%) Cisco Nexus
14 14 (26.92%) VoIP
15 13 (25.00%) Spanning Tree
Database & Business Intelligence
1 1 (1.92%) Informix
1 1 (1.92%) MongoDB
1 1 (1.92%) MySQL
1 1 (1.92%) NoSQL
1 1 (1.92%) RDBMS
1 1 (1.92%) Redis
1 1 (1.92%) Relational Database
Development Applications
1 1 (1.92%) Git (software)
1 1 (1.92%) Hudson
1 1 (1.92%) Jenkins
1 1 (1.92%) JIRA
1 1 (1.92%) Sonatype Nexus
1 1 (1.92%) Subversion
General
1 7 (13.46%) Telecoms
2 6 (11.54%) Finance
3 5 (9.62%) Retail
4 3 (5.77%) Banking
5 2 (3.85%) Back Office
5 2 (3.85%) Billing
5 2 (3.85%) Local Government
5 2 (3.85%) Publishing
6 1 (1.92%) Dutch Language
6 1 (1.92%) French Language
6 1 (1.92%) Games
6 1 (1.92%) German Language
6 1 (1.92%) Multimedia
6 1 (1.92%) Spanish Language
Job Titles
1 31 (59.62%) Network Engineer
2 14 (26.92%) Security Engineer
3 8 (15.38%) Senior Network Engineer
4 7 (13.46%) IP Engineer
4 7 (13.46%) IP Security Engineer
4 7 (13.46%) Network Security Engineer
5 5 (9.62%) Architect
6 4 (7.69%) Network Architect
7 3 (5.77%) Cisco Engineer
7 3 (5.77%) Cisco Network Engineer
7 3 (5.77%) Transmission Engineer
8 2 (3.85%) Deployment Engineer
8 2 (3.85%) Design Engineer
8 2 (3.85%) Juniper Engineer
8 2 (3.85%) Lead Network Engineer
8 2 (3.85%) RAN Design Engineer
8 2 (3.85%) RAN Engineer
8 2 (3.85%) Senior Network Security Engineer
8 2 (3.85%) Senior Security Engineer
8 2 (3.85%) Switch Engineer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 15 (28.85%) 802.1X
2 3 (5.77%) XML
3 1 (1.92%) ActiveMQ
3 1 (1.92%) CSS
3 1 (1.92%) Middleware
3 1 (1.92%) RabbitMQ
Miscellaneous
1 17 (32.69%) Data Centre
2 8 (15.38%) Distributed Denial-of-Service
3 5 (9.62%) Management Information System
4 3 (5.77%) Clustering
5 2 (3.85%) Computer Science
6 1 (1.92%) Enterprise Storage
6 1 (1.92%) Private Cloud
6 1 (1.92%) Replication
6 1 (1.92%) Visualisation
Operating Systems
1 22 (42.31%) Windows
2 14 (26.92%) Windows Server
3 11 (21.15%) Linux
4 4 (7.69%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
5 3 (5.77%) Windows Server 2008
6 2 (3.85%) Windows Server 2003
7 1 (1.92%) CatOS
7 1 (1.92%) CentOS
7 1 (1.92%) Unix
7 1 (1.92%) Windows 10
7 1 (1.92%) Windows 7
7 1 (1.92%) Windows 8
Processes & Methodologies
1 15 (28.85%) High Availability
2 12 (23.08%) Network Planning
3 10 (19.23%) Load Balancing
4 9 (17.31%) Network Monitoring
5 8 (15.38%) Change Control
5 8 (15.38%) DDoS Mitigation
6 7 (13.46%) Deep Packet Inspection
6 7 (13.46%) Multi-Factor Authentication
6 7 (13.46%) Two-Factor Authentication
7 6 (11.54%) Escalation Management
8 5 (9.62%) Capacity Planning
8 5 (9.62%) Change Management
8 5 (9.62%) Kalman Filter
9 4 (7.69%) ITIL
9 4 (7.69%) Process Improvement
10 3 (5.77%) Business Process Improvement
10 3 (5.77%) Mentoring
10 3 (5.77%) Network Packet Analysis
10 3 (5.77%) Performance Management
10 3 (5.77%) Quality Management
Programming Languages
1 11 (21.15%) Shell Script
2 4 (7.69%) Bash Shell
3 3 (5.77%) Perl
4 1 (1.92%) Java
4 1 (1.92%) Korn
4 1 (1.92%) Python
4 1 (1.92%) Ruby
4 1 (1.92%) SQL
Qualifications
1 34 (65.38%) Cisco Certification
2 25 (48.08%) CCNP
3 14 (26.92%) CCNA
4 11 (21.15%) CCSE
5 9 (17.31%) CCSA
6 8 (15.38%) CISSP
7 7 (13.46%) CCIE
8 4 (7.69%) Degree
9 2 (3.85%) CCSP
9 2 (3.85%) JNCIA
9 2 (3.85%) RHCT
9 2 (3.85%) VMware Certified Professional (VCP)
10 1 (1.92%) Check Point Certification
10 1 (1.92%) JNCIS
10 1 (1.92%) SC Cleared
10 1 (1.92%) Security Cleared
10 1 (1.92%) VCP4
10 1 (1.92%) VERITAS Certified Professional (VCP)
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 1 (1.92%) QA
System Software
1 7 (13.46%) ProxySG
2 6 (11.54%) VMware Infrastructure
3 5 (9.62%) VMware ESX
4 4 (7.69%) Snort
5 3 (5.77%) Active Directory
6 2 (3.85%) vCloud
7 1 (1.92%) Virtual Desktop
7 1 (1.92%) VMware Workstation
7 1 (1.92%) vSphere
Systems Management
1 8 (15.38%) Cacti
1 8 (15.38%) Nagios
2 7 (13.46%) FortiGate
2 7 (13.46%) SmokePing
3 3 (5.77%) Proventia
4 1 (1.92%) Cisco CUCM
4 1 (1.92%) Cisco Prime
4 1 (1.92%) Failover Clustering
4 1 (1.92%) Graphite
4 1 (1.92%) NetBackup
4 1 (1.92%) NSN NetAct
4 1 (1.92%) Opsview
4 1 (1.92%) SolarWinds Orion
4 1 (1.92%) TrustSec
Vendors
1 39 (75.00%) Cisco
2 25 (48.08%) CheckPoint
3 17 (32.69%) F5
3 17 (32.69%) Juniper
4 10 (19.23%) Blue Coat
4 10 (19.23%) Microsoft
5 9 (17.31%) Palo Alto
5 9 (17.31%) SolarWinds
6 8 (15.38%) VMware
7 7 (13.46%) Aruba
7 7 (13.46%) Fortinet
7 7 (13.46%) Intel Security
7 7 (13.46%) Riverbed
8 5 (9.62%) Citrix
9 4 (7.69%) Red Hat
9 4 (7.69%) Stonesoft
10 3 (5.77%) EMC
10 3 (5.77%) Mitel
10 3 (5.77%) Sourcefire
11 2 (3.85%) Nokia
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