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 19 September 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
19 Sep 2014
Same period 2013 Same period 2012
Virtual Router Redundancy Protocol (VRRP)
Rank 534 535 543
Rank change year-on-year
+1 +8
Contract jobs citing VRRP 44 34 31
As % of all contract IT jobs located in England 0.084% 0.070% 0.059%
As % of the Communications & Networking category 0.57% 0.52% 0.38%
Number of daily rates quoted 19 11 4
Average daily rate
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£360 £325 £256
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+10.76% +27.20%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £300 £285 £240
10% offered a daily rate of more than £430 £375 £376
UK excluding London average daily rate £368 £325 £338
% change year-on-year
+13.07% -3.70%
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
7759 6581 8255
As % of all contract IT jobs located in England 14.85% 13.64% 15.61%
Number of daily rates quoted 4364 3662 3826
Average daily rate £370 £363 £350
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+2.06% +3.57%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £225 £215 £208
10% offered a daily rate of more than £500 £500 £480
UK excluding London average daily rate £347 £325 £330
% change year-on-year
+6.91% -1.51%
Number of hourly rates quoted 429 380 625
Average hourly rate £22.50 £21.75 £21.67
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
+3.44% +0.39%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £12.52 £13.00 £12.50
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £45.00 £42.50 £45.00
UK excluding London average hourly rate £22.50 £22.50 £24.97
% change year-on-year
- -9.89%

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 19 September 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 19 September 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 32 £313 -3.84% 6
South East +10 9 £368 +5.00% 3
East of England -21 3 £413 +37.50%
West Midlands - - - -
Yorkshire - - - -
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VRRP
Top 30 Related IT Skills in England

For the 6 months to 19 September 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 60 (93.75%) Cisco
2 57 (89.06%) BGP
3 56 (87.50%) Firewall
4 54 (84.38%) HSRP
5 53 (82.81%) OSPF
6 49 (76.56%) VPN
7 41 (64.06%) TCP/IP
8 40 (62.50%) Cisco Certification
9 38 (59.38%) Juniper
10 32 (50.00%) Cisco Nexus
11 30 (46.88%) VLAN
11 30 (46.88%) CCIE
11 30 (46.88%) WAN
12 28 (43.75%) CheckPoint
13 26 (40.63%) F5
14 24 (37.50%) Cisco IOS
14 24 (37.50%) SNMP
14 24 (37.50%) LAN
15 21 (32.81%) CCNP
16 19 (29.69%) Ethernet
16 19 (29.69%) Network Security
17 18 (28.13%) Analytical Skills
17 18 (28.13%) EIGRP
17 18 (28.13%) Blue Coat
18 16 (25.00%) MPLS
19 14 (21.88%) Sourcefire
19 14 (21.88%) Snort
20 13 (20.31%) VoIP
20 13 (20.31%) Perl
20 13 (20.31%) UNIX

VRRP
Top Related IT Skills in England by Category

For the 6 months to 19 September 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 (4.69%) OpenStack
2 2 (3.13%) Apache
2 2 (3.13%) Tomcat
2 2 (3.13%) lighttpd
2 2 (3.13%) Node.js
Applications
1 3 (4.69%) MS Office
1 3 (4.69%) MS Visio
2 2 (3.13%) MS Excel
3 1 (1.56%) MS PowerPoint
3 1 (1.56%) MS Project
Cloud Services
1 3 (4.69%) Cloud Computing
2 1 (1.56%) SaaS
Communications & Networking
1 57 (89.06%) BGP
2 56 (87.50%) Firewall
3 54 (84.38%) HSRP
4 53 (82.81%) OSPF
5 49 (76.56%) VPN
6 41 (64.06%) TCP/IP
7 32 (50.00%) Cisco Nexus
8 30 (46.88%) VLAN
8 30 (46.88%) WAN
9 24 (37.50%) Cisco IOS
9 24 (37.50%) SNMP
9 24 (37.50%) LAN
10 19 (29.69%) Ethernet
10 19 (29.69%) Network Security
11 18 (28.13%) EIGRP
12 16 (25.00%) MPLS
13 13 (20.31%) VoIP
14 12 (18.75%) PPP
14 12 (18.75%) DMVPN
15 11 (17.19%) LTE
Database & Business Intelligence
1 2 (3.13%) MySQL
Development Applications
1 3 (4.69%) Selenium
1 3 (4.69%) Atlassian Bamboo
1 3 (4.69%) Git (software)
1 3 (4.69%) Jenkins
1 3 (4.69%) Subversion
General
1 12 (18.75%) Finance
1 12 (18.75%) Banking
2 10 (15.63%) Telecoms
3 5 (7.81%) Spanish Language
4 2 (3.13%) Retail
4 2 (3.13%) Investment Banking
4 2 (3.13%) Russian Language
5 1 (1.56%) Billing
5 1 (1.56%) Law
5 1 (1.56%) Back Office
Job Titles
1 27 (42.19%) Network Engineer
2 15 (23.44%) Security Engineer
3 14 (21.88%) Senior Network Engineer
4 12 (18.75%) Network Security Engineer
5 11 (17.19%) Solutions Architect
5 11 (17.19%) Architect
6 9 (14.06%) Senior Network Security Engineer
6 9 (14.06%) Senior Security Engineer
7 8 (12.50%) Consultant
8 7 (10.94%) Network Consultant
8 7 (10.94%) Cisco Engineer
9 6 (9.38%) Cisco Consultant
9 6 (9.38%) Cisco Network Consultant
10 5 (7.81%) Network Design Architect
10 5 (7.81%) IP Engineer
10 5 (7.81%) Network Architect
11 4 (6.25%) Cisco Network Engineer
12 3 (4.69%) DevOps Engineer
12 3 (4.69%) Design Engineer
12 3 (4.69%) Test Engineer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 10 (15.63%) FIX Protocol
2 1 (1.56%) OCX
Miscellaneous
1 18 (28.13%) Analytical Skills
2 9 (14.06%) FlexPod
3 2 (3.13%) Digital Media
4 1 (1.56%) Computer Science
4 1 (1.56%) Management Information System
4 1 (1.56%) NHS
Operating Systems
1 13 (20.31%) UNIX
2 4 (6.25%) Linux
3 2 (3.13%) Windows
Processes & Methodologies
1 12 (18.75%) Load Balancing
2 10 (15.63%) Network Management
3 9 (14.06%) Mentoring
4 8 (12.50%) Network Design
4 8 (12.50%) Network Architecture
5 7 (10.94%) Low Latency
5 7 (10.94%) Project Management
5 7 (10.94%) Validation
6 5 (7.81%) Change Management
7 4 (6.25%) Network Planning
8 3 (4.69%) Continuous Integration
8 3 (4.69%) Test Automation
8 3 (4.69%) Dependency Management
8 3 (4.69%) DevOps
8 3 (4.69%) Kalman Filter
8 3 (4.69%) Agile Software Development
8 3 (4.69%) Migration
9 2 (3.13%) Scrum
9 2 (3.13%) Supplier Management
9 2 (3.13%) Deep Packet Inspection
Programming Languages
1 13 (20.31%) Perl
2 6 (9.38%) R
3 3 (4.69%) Java
3 3 (4.69%) JavaScript
Qualifications
1 40 (62.50%) Cisco Certification
2 30 (46.88%) CCIE
3 21 (32.81%) CCNP
4 8 (12.50%) CCNA
5 6 (9.38%) CCSE
6 2 (3.13%) CCDP
6 2 (3.13%) JNCIE
6 2 (3.13%) Degree
7 1 (1.56%) Security Cleared
7 1 (1.56%) JNCIA
7 1 (1.56%) JNCIP
7 1 (1.56%) CCDA
7 1 (1.56%) Check Point Certification
7 1 (1.56%) MCT
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 6 (9.38%) SLA
System Software
1 14 (21.88%) Snort
2 6 (9.38%) ProxySG
3 3 (4.69%) Xen
4 1 (1.56%) vSphere
4 1 (1.56%) Active Directory
4 1 (1.56%) NFS
Systems Management
1 9 (14.06%) OpenNMS
1 9 (14.06%) RANCID
2 3 (4.69%) Vagrant
2 3 (4.69%) Opscode Chef
2 3 (4.69%) Puppet
2 3 (4.69%) Nagios
3 2 (3.13%) FortiGate
4 1 (1.56%) SolarWinds Orion
4 1 (1.56%) CiscoWorks
Vendors
1 60 (93.75%) Cisco
2 38 (59.38%) Juniper
3 28 (43.75%) CheckPoint
4 26 (40.63%) F5
5 18 (28.13%) Blue Coat
6 14 (21.88%) Sourcefire
7 11 (17.19%) Huawei
8 9 (14.06%) Ericsson
9 8 (12.50%) Nokia
9 8 (12.50%) Redback
9 8 (12.50%) Radware
10 3 (4.69%) SolarWinds
10 3 (4.69%) Nokia Solutions and Networks
10 3 (4.69%) HP
10 3 (4.69%) Alcatel-Lucent
11 2 (3.13%) Microsoft
11 2 (3.13%) Brocade
11 2 (3.13%) IronPort
12 1 (1.56%) Trustwave
12 1 (1.56%) Exinda