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 29 January 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
29 Jan 2015
Same period 2014 Same period 2013
Virtual Router Redundancy Protocol (VRRP)
Rank 526 527 505
Rank change year-on-year
+1 -22
Contract jobs citing VRRP 31 12 17
As % of all contract IT jobs located in England 0.068% 0.027% 0.041%
As % of the Communications & Networking category 0.46% 0.20% 0.26%
Number of daily rates quoted 10 5 8
Average daily rate
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£300 £350 £313
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
-14.28% +12.00%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £299 £269 £268
10% offered a daily rate of more than £625 £385 £999
UK excluding London average daily rate £319 £438 £300
% change year-on-year
-27.14% +45.83%
Number of hourly rates quoted 1 0 0
Average hourly rate £40.00 - -
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
6708 5959 6485
As % of all contract IT jobs located in England 14.72% 13.36% 15.73%
Number of daily rates quoted 3807 3218 3168
Average daily rate £375 £375 £350
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
- +7.14%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £220 £225 £200
10% offered a daily rate of more than £500 £525 £500
UK excluding London average daily rate £350 £350 £325
% change year-on-year
- +7.69%
Number of hourly rates quoted 373 360 604
Average hourly rate £22.69 £18.38 £22.20
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
+23.48% -17.22%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £13.00 £11.50 £12.00
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £42.50 £43.00 £46.50
UK excluding London average hourly rate £25.00 £20.00 £22.50
% change year-on-year
+25.00% -11.11%

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 29 January 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 29 January 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
London +21 9 £300 -12.40% 3
South East -17 5 £363 +3.57% 5
Yorkshire - 2 £313 - 1
East Midlands - 1 - -
West Midlands - - - -
East of England - - - -
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VRRP
Top 30 Related IT Skills in England

For the 6 months to 29 January 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 78 (91.76%) Cisco
1 78 (91.76%) OSPF
2 75 (88.24%) BGP
3 73 (85.88%) HSRP
4 70 (82.35%) VPN
5 64 (75.29%) Firewall
6 63 (74.12%) Cisco Certification
7 56 (65.88%) TCP/IP
8 53 (62.35%) CCIE
9 46 (54.12%) CCNP
10 40 (47.06%) Cisco Nexus
11 39 (45.88%) Juniper
12 37 (43.53%) UNIX
13 35 (41.18%) SNMP
14 34 (40.00%) EIGRP
14 34 (40.00%) Cisco IOS
15 32 (37.65%) WAN
16 27 (31.76%) MPLS
16 27 (31.76%) DMVPN
17 26 (30.59%) LAN
17 26 (30.59%) Ethernet
18 25 (29.41%) PPP
18 25 (29.41%) Perl
18 25 (29.41%) CheckPoint
19 24 (28.24%) TACACS
19 24 (28.24%) VLAN
20 23 (27.06%) CCNA
21 22 (25.88%) F5
22 20 (23.53%) Telecoms
23 19 (22.35%) FlexPod

VRRP
Top Related IT Skills in England by Category

For the 6 months to 29 January 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 3 (3.53%) OpenStack
2 2 (2.35%) Apache
2 2 (2.35%) Tomcat
2 2 (2.35%) MS Exchange
2 2 (2.35%) Node.js
2 2 (2.35%) lighttpd
Applications
1 2 (2.35%) MS Excel
2 1 (1.18%) MS Visio
2 1 (1.18%) MS Office
Cloud Services
1 3 (3.53%) Cloud Computing
2 2 (2.35%) Microsoft Azure
2 2 (2.35%) Amazon AWS
3 1 (1.18%) SaaS
Communications & Networking
1 78 (91.76%) OSPF
2 75 (88.24%) BGP
3 73 (85.88%) HSRP
4 70 (82.35%) VPN
5 64 (75.29%) Firewall
6 56 (65.88%) TCP/IP
7 40 (47.06%) Cisco Nexus
8 35 (41.18%) SNMP
9 34 (40.00%) EIGRP
9 34 (40.00%) Cisco IOS
10 32 (37.65%) WAN
11 27 (31.76%) MPLS
11 27 (31.76%) DMVPN
12 26 (30.59%) LAN
12 26 (30.59%) Ethernet
13 25 (29.41%) PPP
14 24 (28.24%) TACACS
14 24 (28.24%) VLAN
15 17 (20.00%) RSVP
15 17 (20.00%) IPv6
Database & Business Intelligence
1 3 (3.53%) SQL Server
2 2 (2.35%) MySQL
2 2 (2.35%) SQL Server 2012
2 2 (2.35%) SQL Server 2008
Development Applications
1 3 (3.53%) Atlassian Bamboo
1 3 (3.53%) Git (software)
1 3 (3.53%) Selenium
1 3 (3.53%) Jenkins
1 3 (3.53%) VSS/SourceSafe
1 3 (3.53%) Subversion
General
1 20 (23.53%) Telecoms
2 11 (12.94%) Banking
3 8 (9.41%) Finance
4 5 (5.88%) Spanish Language
5 2 (2.35%) Back Office
5 2 (2.35%) Billing
5 2 (2.35%) Retail
5 2 (2.35%) Manufacturing
5 2 (2.35%) Investment Banking
5 2 (2.35%) Russian Language
6 1 (1.18%) Law
Job Titles
1 28 (32.94%) Network Engineer
2 17 (20.00%) IP Engineer
3 15 (17.65%) Cisco Engineer
4 13 (15.29%) Security Engineer
4 13 (15.29%) Architect
5 12 (14.12%) Support Engineer
5 12 (14.12%) Senior Network Engineer
5 12 (14.12%) Implementation Engineer
5 12 (14.12%) Operations Engineer
6 11 (12.94%) Cisco Support Engineer
6 11 (12.94%) Cisco Support
7 10 (11.76%) Consultant
8 9 (10.59%) Network Architect
9 8 (9.41%) Network Consultant
9 8 (9.41%) Solutions Architect
9 8 (9.41%) Network Security Engineer
9 8 (9.41%) Senior Security Engineer
10 7 (8.24%) Cisco Consultant
10 7 (8.24%) Senior Network Security Engineer
10 7 (8.24%) Cisco Network Consultant
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 2 (2.35%) Web Services
Miscellaneous
1 19 (22.35%) FlexPod
2 15 (17.65%) Analytical Skills
3 3 (3.53%) PKI
4 2 (2.35%) Digital Media
5 1 (1.18%) Computer Science
5 1 (1.18%) User Experience
5 1 (1.18%) NHS
5 1 (1.18%) Management Information System
Operating Systems
1 37 (43.53%) UNIX
2 17 (20.00%) Linux
3 6 (7.06%) Windows
4 2 (2.35%) Mac OS
Processes & Methodologies
1 16 (18.82%) Change Management
2 13 (15.29%) Load Balancing
3 10 (11.76%) Network Design
4 7 (8.24%) Mentoring
4 7 (8.24%) Low Latency
4 7 (8.24%) ITIL
4 7 (8.24%) Validation
5 6 (7.06%) Migration
5 6 (7.06%) Project Management
5 6 (7.06%) Network Management
5 6 (7.06%) Enterprise Architecture
6 5 (5.88%) Network Architecture
6 5 (5.88%) Disaster Recovery
7 4 (4.71%) TOGAF
7 4 (4.71%) Network Monitoring
8 3 (3.53%) Continuous Integration
8 3 (3.53%) Test Automation
8 3 (3.53%) Network Planning
8 3 (3.53%) Dependency Management
8 3 (3.53%) DevOps
Programming Languages
1 25 (29.41%) Perl
2 7 (8.24%) R
3 3 (3.53%) Java
3 3 (3.53%) JavaScript
Qualifications
1 63 (74.12%) Cisco Certification
2 53 (62.35%) CCIE
3 46 (54.12%) CCNP
4 23 (27.06%) CCNA
5 15 (17.65%) CCIP
6 14 (16.47%) JNCIP
7 12 (14.12%) JNCIA
8 7 (8.24%) CCSE
8 7 (8.24%) Security Cleared
9 5 (5.88%) CCDP
10 4 (4.71%) SC Cleared
11 3 (3.53%) DV Cleared
11 3 (3.53%) Degree
12 2 (2.35%) CISSP
12 2 (2.35%) CCSA
12 2 (2.35%) MCSE
12 2 (2.35%) MCSA
12 2 (2.35%) Microsoft Certification
12 2 (2.35%) CCDA
12 2 (2.35%) VCP5
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 7 (8.24%) SLA
System Software
1 9 (10.59%) Snort
2 6 (7.06%) ProxySG
3 4 (4.71%) Active Directory
3 4 (4.71%) Hyper-V
4 3 (3.53%) Xen
5 2 (2.35%) Terminal Services
5 2 (2.35%) VMware Infrastructure
6 1 (1.18%) vSphere
6 1 (1.18%) NFS
Systems Management
1 19 (22.35%) RANCID
1 19 (22.35%) OpenNMS
2 4 (4.71%) SCOM
3 3 (3.53%) Puppet
3 3 (3.53%) Vagrant
3 3 (3.53%) Opscode Chef
3 3 (3.53%) Nagios
4 2 (2.35%) FortiGate
4 2 (2.35%) SolarWinds Orion
4 2 (2.35%) SCCM
5 1 (1.18%) HP Data Protector
5 1 (1.18%) Cacti
5 1 (1.18%) Cisco Prime
5 1 (1.18%) CiscoWorks
Vendors
1 78 (91.76%) Cisco
2 39 (45.88%) Juniper
3 25 (29.41%) CheckPoint
4 22 (25.88%) F5
5 13 (15.29%) Blue Coat
6 12 (14.12%) BT
7 8 (9.41%) Sourcefire
8 7 (8.24%) SolarWinds
9 5 (5.88%) Huawei
9 5 (5.88%) HP
9 5 (5.88%) Nokia
9 5 (5.88%) Radware
9 5 (5.88%) Redback
10 4 (4.71%) VMware
10 4 (4.71%) Riverbed
11 3 (3.53%) Microsoft
11 3 (3.53%) Ericsson
12 2 (2.35%) McAfee
12 2 (2.35%) 3PAR
12 2 (2.35%) WatchGuard