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 May 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 May 2015
Same period 2014 Same period 2013
Virtual Router Redundancy Protocol (VRRP)
Rank 535 549 517
Rank change year-on-year
+14 -32
Contract jobs citing VRRP 55 19 12
As % of all contract IT jobs located in England 0.11% 0.039% 0.028%
As % of the Communications & Networking category 0.77% 0.30% 0.19%
Number of daily rates quoted 34 7 7
Average daily rate
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£369 £175 £450
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+110.71% -61.06%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £262 £167 £270
10% offered a daily rate of more than £446 £363 £460
UK excluding London average daily rate £283 £238 £450
% change year-on-year
+18.94% -47.16%
Number of hourly rates quoted 3 2 1
Average hourly rate £40.00 £23.11 £22.25
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
+73.08% +3.86%
UK excluding London average hourly rate £40.00 £23.11 £20.63
% change year-on-year
+73.08% +12.04%
VRRP
UK

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
7188 6327 6261
As % of all contract IT jobs located in England 14.84% 13.14% 14.67%
Number of daily rates quoted 4100 3471 3201
Average daily rate £354 £363 £350
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
-2.41% +3.57%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £210 £200 £205
10% offered a daily rate of more than £510 £500 £500
UK excluding London average daily rate £340 £338 £320
% change year-on-year
+0.74% +5.46%
Number of hourly rates quoted 397 361 514
Average hourly rate £25.00 £19.00 £22.50
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
+31.57% -15.55%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £13.00 £11.97 £13.50
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £44.90 £40.50 £43.55
UK excluding London average hourly rate £26.00 £18.00 £22.50
% change year-on-year
+44.44% -20.00%

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 May 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 May 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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statistics and historical trends)
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 +20 22 £375 - 2
South East +3 15 £250 +42.85% 6
East of England - 7 £265 - 3
East Midlands +1 3 £425 -
Yorkshire -17 3 £375 -
North West -16 2 - - 1
South West +13 1 - -
West Midlands - 1 - -
VRRP
UK

VRRP
Top 30 Related IT Skills in England

For the 6 months to 29 May 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 77 (96.25%) OSPF
2 76 (95.00%) HSRP
3 72 (90.00%) BGP
3 72 (90.00%) Cisco
4 55 (68.75%) Cisco Certification
5 48 (60.00%) MPLS
6 47 (58.75%) VPN
7 45 (56.25%) Juniper
8 43 (53.75%) Firewall
9 41 (51.25%) CCNP
10 40 (50.00%) TCP/IP
11 37 (46.25%) WAN
11 37 (46.25%) EIGRP
12 36 (45.00%) CCIE
13 35 (43.75%) LAN
14 33 (41.25%) CCNA
15 30 (37.50%) Ethernet
15 30 (37.50%) Telecoms
15 30 (37.50%) Cisco IOS
16 29 (36.25%) Cisco ASA
17 28 (35.00%) CheckPoint
18 26 (32.50%) Wireless
18 26 (32.50%) Cisco Nexus
18 26 (32.50%) F5
19 24 (30.00%) CCIP
19 24 (30.00%) DNS
20 23 (28.75%) UNIX
21 22 (27.50%) Data Centre
22 21 (26.25%) Windows
23 20 (25.00%) Linux

VRRP
Top Related IT Skills in England by Category

For the 6 months to 29 May 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 1 (1.25%) MS Exchange
Applications
1 2 (2.50%) MS Visio
2 1 (1.25%) MS PowerPoint
2 1 (1.25%) MS Office
2 1 (1.25%) MS Excel
2 1 (1.25%) Fireworks
Cloud Services
1 3 (3.75%) Amazon AWS
2 1 (1.25%) Microsoft Azure
2 1 (1.25%) Virtual Private Cloud
Communications & Networking
1 77 (96.25%) OSPF
2 76 (95.00%) HSRP
3 72 (90.00%) BGP
4 48 (60.00%) MPLS
5 47 (58.75%) VPN
6 43 (53.75%) Firewall
7 40 (50.00%) TCP/IP
8 37 (46.25%) WAN
8 37 (46.25%) EIGRP
9 35 (43.75%) LAN
10 30 (37.50%) Ethernet
10 30 (37.50%) Cisco IOS
11 29 (36.25%) Cisco ASA
12 26 (32.50%) Wireless
12 26 (32.50%) Cisco Nexus
13 24 (30.00%) DNS
14 20 (25.00%) DHCP
14 20 (25.00%) Multicast
15 19 (23.75%) Junos
15 19 (23.75%) WLAN
Database & Business Intelligence
1 1 (1.25%) SQL Server 2008
1 1 (1.25%) SQL Server 2012
1 1 (1.25%) SQL Server
Development Applications
1 1 (1.25%) VSS/SourceSafe
General
1 30 (37.50%) Telecoms
2 13 (16.25%) Finance
3 3 (3.75%) Banking
4 2 (2.50%) Manufacturing
4 2 (2.50%) Retail
4 2 (2.50%) Billing
4 2 (2.50%) Local Government
5 1 (1.25%) Spanish Language
5 1 (1.25%) Legal
5 1 (1.25%) Electronics
5 1 (1.25%) Back Office
Job Titles
1 41 (51.25%) Network Engineer
2 23 (28.75%) Security Engineer
3 17 (21.25%) Operations Engineer
3 17 (21.25%) IP Engineer
3 17 (21.25%) Network Security Engineer
4 16 (20.00%) Implementation Engineer
5 10 (12.50%) Senior Network Engineer
6 8 (10.00%) Architect
7 7 (8.75%) Network Architect
8 5 (6.25%) Senior Security Engineer
8 5 (6.25%) Senior Network Security Engineer
9 4 (5.00%) Cisco Engineer
10 3 (3.75%) Network Design Engineer
10 3 (3.75%) Senior Infrastructure Engineer
10 3 (3.75%) Network Manager
10 3 (3.75%) Infrastructure Engineer
10 3 (3.75%) Design Engineer
11 2 (2.50%) Technical Architect
11 2 (2.50%) Support Engineer
11 2 (2.50%) Senior Design Engineer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 1 (1.25%) Web Services
Miscellaneous
1 22 (27.50%) Data Centre
2 10 (12.50%) PKI
3 6 (7.50%) Computer Science
4 4 (5.00%) Video Conferencing
5 3 (3.75%) Analytical Skills
5 3 (3.75%) Management Information System
6 2 (2.50%) NHS
6 2 (2.50%) Eurex
6 2 (2.50%) Distributed Denial-of-Service
7 1 (1.25%) SecurID
7 1 (1.25%) Hybrid Cloud
7 1 (1.25%) User Experience
7 1 (1.25%) FlexPod
7 1 (1.25%) Clustering
Operating Systems
1 23 (28.75%) UNIX
2 21 (26.25%) Windows
3 20 (25.00%) Linux
4 2 (2.50%) Windows Server 2003
4 2 (2.50%) Windows Server 2008
4 2 (2.50%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
5 1 (1.25%) Mac OS
Processes & Methodologies
1 16 (20.00%) Load Balancing
2 14 (17.50%) Enterprise Architecture
3 10 (12.50%) Network Design
3 10 (12.50%) Migration
4 9 (11.25%) Validation
5 8 (10.00%) Change Management
5 8 (10.00%) Information Security
6 7 (8.75%) Mentoring
7 6 (7.50%) Low Latency
7 6 (7.50%) Ultra-Low Latency
7 6 (7.50%) Network Monitoring
8 5 (6.25%) Problem Management
8 5 (6.25%) Security Architecture
8 5 (6.25%) Network Architecture
8 5 (6.25%) Project Management
9 4 (5.00%) Capacity Planning
10 3 (3.75%) TOGAF
10 3 (3.75%) Root Cause Analysis
10 3 (3.75%) Service Delivery
10 3 (3.75%) ITIL
Programming Languages
1 2 (2.50%) Perl
2 1 (1.25%) Bash Shell
2 1 (1.25%) Shell Script
Qualifications
1 55 (68.75%) Cisco Certification
2 41 (51.25%) CCNP
3 36 (45.00%) CCIE
4 33 (41.25%) CCNA
5 24 (30.00%) CCIP
6 15 (18.75%) JNCIA
6 15 (18.75%) JNCIP
7 14 (17.50%) Security Cleared
8 9 (11.25%) CCDP
8 9 (11.25%) Degree
8 9 (11.25%) DV Cleared
9 8 (10.00%) SC Cleared
10 6 (7.50%) CCSE
11 5 (6.25%) CISSP
12 3 (3.75%) VMware Certified Professional (VCP)
12 3 (3.75%) CCSA
13 2 (2.50%) CCSP
13 2 (2.50%) Check Point Certification
14 1 (1.25%) VCAP
14 1 (1.25%) VCP5
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 4 (5.00%) SLA
System Software
1 15 (18.75%) VMware Infrastructure
2 9 (11.25%) Snort
3 3 (3.75%) Hyper-V
3 3 (3.75%) VMware ESX
3 3 (3.75%) Active Directory
4 2 (2.50%) NFS
4 2 (2.50%) vSphere
4 2 (2.50%) ProxySG
5 1 (1.25%) Terminal Services
Systems Management
1 10 (12.50%) CiscoWorks
1 10 (12.50%) OpenView
2 9 (11.25%) AirWatch
3 3 (3.75%) SCOM
4 2 (2.50%) FortiGate
4 2 (2.50%) SolarWinds Orion
4 2 (2.50%) SCCM
5 1 (1.25%) HP Quality Center
5 1 (1.25%) Cacti
5 1 (1.25%) OpenNMS
5 1 (1.25%) RANCID
5 1 (1.25%) Graphite
5 1 (1.25%) Iperf
5 1 (1.25%) Cisco Prime
5 1 (1.25%) Opsview
5 1 (1.25%) Nagios
Vendors
1 72 (90.00%) Cisco
2 45 (56.25%) Juniper
3 28 (35.00%) CheckPoint
4 26 (32.50%) F5
5 17 (21.25%) VMware
6 16 (20.00%) BT
7 14 (17.50%) SolarWinds
7 14 (17.50%) Aruba
8 13 (16.25%) HP
9 11 (13.75%) Blue Coat
10 10 (12.50%) Sourcefire
10 10 (12.50%) Websense
11 4 (5.00%) Red Hat
11 4 (5.00%) Riverbed
12 3 (3.75%) SevOne
12 3 (3.75%) Citrix
13 2 (2.50%) IBM
13 2 (2.50%) Mitel
13 2 (2.50%) Brocade
14 1 (1.25%) Symantec
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