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 25 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
25 Jul 2016
Same period 2015 Same period 2014
Virtual Router Redundancy Protocol (VRRP)
Rank 583 570 568
Rank change year-on-year
-13 -2
Contract jobs citing VRRP 40 49 19
As % of all contract IT jobs located in England 0.080% 0.095% 0.039%
As % of the Communications & Networking category 0.50% 0.67% 0.28%
Number of daily rates quoted 27 32 5
Median daily rate £475 £363 £350
Median daily rate % change year-on-year
+31.03% +3.57%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £215 £261 £293
10% offered a daily rate of more than £560 £475 £408
UK excluding London median daily rate £290 £300 £350
% change year-on-year
-3.33% -14.28%
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
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
8074 7356 6792
As % of all contract IT jobs located in England 16.19% 14.25% 13.97%
Number of daily rates quoted 4990 4265 3664
Median daily rate £400 £375 £351
Median daily rate % change year-on-year
+6.66% +6.99%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £240 £225 £210
10% offered a daily rate of more than £550 £500 £500
UK excluding London median daily rate £365 £350 £330
% change year-on-year
+4.28% +6.06%
Number of hourly rates quoted 379 451 401
Median hourly rate £28.00 £20.94 £20.00
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year
+33.74% +4.67%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £12.50 £12.50 £11.85
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £47.83 £45.00 £42.00
UK excluding London median hourly rate £30.00 £21.53 £20.00
% change year-on-year
+39.37% +7.62%

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 25 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 25 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 +2 22 £525 +13.51% 4
Yorkshire -8 5 £200 -46.66%
East of England +19 3 £375 +42.85%
South East -7 3 £225 -23.40% 2
West Midlands -28 3 £290 -3.33%
North West +8 2 £413 +37.50%
VRRP
UK

VRRP
Top 30 Related IT Skills in England

For the 6 months to 25 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 55 (84.62%) OSPF
2 50 (76.92%) BGP
3 48 (73.85%) Cisco
4 46 (70.77%) Firewall
5 43 (66.15%) HSRP
6 37 (56.92%) Cisco Certification
7 34 (52.31%) TCP/IP
8 31 (47.69%) EIGRP
8 31 (47.69%) Windows
9 29 (44.62%) VPN
10 27 (41.54%) WAN
10 27 (41.54%) LAN
10 27 (41.54%) CCNP
11 26 (40.00%) CheckPoint
11 26 (40.00%) Cisco ASA
12 25 (38.46%) Wireless
13 24 (36.92%) DNS
14 23 (35.38%) Windows Server
15 22 (33.85%) Data Centre
16 21 (32.31%) MPLS
17 20 (30.77%) Network Security
18 19 (29.23%) DHCP
18 19 (29.23%) Juniper
18 19 (29.23%) Microsoft
19 18 (27.69%) F5
20 17 (26.15%) CCNA
20 17 (26.15%) IPsec
20 17 (26.15%) VMware
20 17 (26.15%) 802.1X
21 16 (24.62%) 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 7 (10.77%) SAS
2 1 (1.54%) Exchange Server 2010
2 1 (1.54%) MS Exchange
2 1 (1.54%) OpenStack
Applications
1 10 (15.38%) MS Excel
1 10 (15.38%) MS Visio
2 1 (1.54%) MS Office
Business Applications
1 2 (3.08%) Dynamics CRM
Cloud Services
1 7 (10.77%) Office 365
2 1 (1.54%) Cloud Computing
2 1 (1.54%) IaaS
2 1 (1.54%) SaaS
Communications & Networking
1 55 (84.62%) OSPF
2 50 (76.92%) BGP
3 46 (70.77%) Firewall
4 43 (66.15%) HSRP
5 34 (52.31%) TCP/IP
6 31 (47.69%) EIGRP
7 29 (44.62%) VPN
8 27 (41.54%) LAN
8 27 (41.54%) WAN
9 26 (40.00%) Cisco ASA
10 25 (38.46%) Wireless
11 24 (36.92%) DNS
12 21 (32.31%) MPLS
13 20 (30.77%) Network Security
14 19 (29.23%) DHCP
15 17 (26.15%) IPsec
16 16 (24.62%) Cisco IOS
16 16 (24.62%) Cisco Nexus
16 16 (24.62%) VoIP
17 15 (23.08%) VLAN
Database & Business Intelligence
1 7 (10.77%) SQL Server
2 1 (1.54%) Informix
2 1 (1.54%) MongoDB
2 1 (1.54%) MySQL
2 1 (1.54%) NoSQL
2 1 (1.54%) RDBMS
2 1 (1.54%) Redis
2 1 (1.54%) Relational Database
Development Applications
1 2 (3.08%) VSS/SourceSafe
2 1 (1.54%) Git (software)
2 1 (1.54%) Hudson
2 1 (1.54%) Jenkins
2 1 (1.54%) JIRA
2 1 (1.54%) Sonatype Nexus
2 1 (1.54%) Subversion
General
1 10 (15.38%) Finance
2 7 (10.77%) Telecoms
3 6 (9.23%) Retail
4 3 (4.62%) Banking
5 2 (3.08%) Back Office
5 2 (3.08%) Billing
5 2 (3.08%) Local Government
5 2 (3.08%) Publishing
6 1 (1.54%) Dutch Language
6 1 (1.54%) French Language
6 1 (1.54%) Games
6 1 (1.54%) German Language
6 1 (1.54%) Law
6 1 (1.54%) Multimedia
6 1 (1.54%) Spanish Language
Job Titles
1 34 (52.31%) Network Engineer
2 16 (24.62%) Security Engineer
3 9 (13.85%) Network Security Engineer
4 8 (12.31%) Infrastructure Engineer
5 7 (10.77%) Architect
5 7 (10.77%) IP Engineer
5 7 (10.77%) IP Security Engineer
5 7 (10.77%) Senior Network Engineer
6 5 (7.69%) Network Architect
7 4 (6.15%) Cisco Engineer
7 4 (6.15%) Design Engineer
7 4 (6.15%) Infrastructure Design Engineer
8 3 (4.62%) Cisco Network Engineer
9 2 (3.08%) Consultant
9 2 (3.08%) Deployment Engineer
9 2 (3.08%) Network Manager
9 2 (3.08%) Senior Security Engineer
9 2 (3.08%) Technical Architect
9 2 (3.08%) Technical Leader
9 2 (3.08%) Technical Manager
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 17 (26.15%) 802.1X
2 3 (4.62%) CSS
3 1 (1.54%) ActiveMQ
3 1 (1.54%) Apache Flex
3 1 (1.54%) Middleware
3 1 (1.54%) RabbitMQ
Miscellaneous
1 22 (33.85%) Data Centre
2 8 (12.31%) Distributed Denial-of-Service
3 7 (10.77%) Microsoft Licensing
4 6 (9.23%) Management Information System
5 3 (4.62%) Clustering
5 3 (4.62%) Digital Media
6 2 (3.08%) Computer Science
7 1 (1.54%) Enterprise Storage
7 1 (1.54%) Private Cloud
7 1 (1.54%) Replication
7 1 (1.54%) Visualisation
Operating Systems
1 31 (47.69%) Windows
2 23 (35.38%) Windows Server
3 11 (16.92%) Linux
4 7 (10.77%) Windows Server 2012
5 4 (6.15%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
6 3 (4.62%) Windows Server 2008
7 2 (3.08%) CentOS
7 2 (3.08%) Windows Server 2003
8 1 (1.54%) CatOS
8 1 (1.54%) Unix
8 1 (1.54%) Windows 10
8 1 (1.54%) Windows 7
8 1 (1.54%) Windows 8
Processes & Methodologies
1 16 (24.62%) High Availability
2 14 (21.54%) Network Planning
3 10 (15.38%) Change Control
3 10 (15.38%) Network Monitoring
4 9 (13.85%) Load Balancing
5 8 (12.31%) DDoS Mitigation
5 8 (12.31%) Escalation Management
6 7 (10.77%) Change Management
6 7 (10.77%) Deep Packet Inspection
6 7 (10.77%) Migration
6 7 (10.77%) Multi-Factor Authentication
6 7 (10.77%) Software Licensing
6 7 (10.77%) Two-Factor Authentication
7 6 (9.23%) Capacity Planning
7 6 (9.23%) CRM
8 5 (7.69%) Kalman Filter
8 5 (7.69%) Process Improvement
9 4 (6.15%) ITIL
10 3 (4.62%) Business Process Improvement
10 3 (4.62%) Time Management
Programming Languages
1 13 (20.00%) Shell Script
2 4 (6.15%) Bash Shell
2 4 (6.15%) Java
3 3 (4.62%) JavaScript
3 3 (4.62%) Perl
3 3 (4.62%) PHP
4 1 (1.54%) Korn
4 1 (1.54%) Python
4 1 (1.54%) Ruby
4 1 (1.54%) SQL
Qualifications
1 37 (56.92%) Cisco Certification
2 27 (41.54%) CCNP
3 17 (26.15%) CCNA
4 12 (18.46%) CCSE
5 10 (15.38%) CCSA
6 8 (12.31%) CISSP
7 7 (10.77%) CCIE
8 4 (6.15%) Degree
9 2 (3.08%) CCSP
9 2 (3.08%) JNCIA
9 2 (3.08%) RHCT
9 2 (3.08%) VMware Certified Professional (VCP)
10 1 (1.54%) Check Point Certification
10 1 (1.54%) SC Cleared
10 1 (1.54%) Security Cleared
10 1 (1.54%) VCP4
10 1 (1.54%) VERITAS Certified Professional (VCP)
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 1 (1.54%) QA
System Software
1 10 (15.38%) Active Directory
2 7 (10.77%) Hyper-V
2 7 (10.77%) ProxySG
3 6 (9.23%) VMware Infrastructure
4 5 (7.69%) VMware ESX
5 4 (6.15%) Snort
6 2 (3.08%) vCloud
7 1 (1.54%) iptables
7 1 (1.54%) Virtual Desktop
7 1 (1.54%) VMware Workstation
7 1 (1.54%) vSphere
Systems Management
1 10 (15.38%) Cacti
1 10 (15.38%) Nagios
2 9 (13.85%) SmokePing
3 8 (12.31%) FortiGate
4 7 (10.77%) vMotion
5 3 (4.62%) Proventia
6 1 (1.54%) Cisco CUCM
6 1 (1.54%) Cisco Prime
6 1 (1.54%) Failover Clustering
6 1 (1.54%) Graphite
6 1 (1.54%) NetBackup
6 1 (1.54%) Opsview
6 1 (1.54%) SolarWinds Orion
6 1 (1.54%) TrustSec
Vendors
1 48 (73.85%) Cisco
2 26 (40.00%) CheckPoint
3 19 (29.23%) Juniper
3 19 (29.23%) Microsoft
4 18 (27.69%) F5
5 17 (26.15%) VMware
6 11 (16.92%) Palo Alto
6 11 (16.92%) SolarWinds
7 10 (15.38%) Blue Coat
8 9 (13.85%) Aruba
8 9 (13.85%) Intel Security
8 9 (13.85%) Riverbed
9 8 (12.31%) Dell
9 8 (12.31%) Fortinet
9 8 (12.31%) HP
10 7 (10.77%) NETGEAR
10 7 (10.77%) SonicWALL
11 5 (7.69%) Citrix
11 5 (7.69%) Red Hat
12 4 (6.15%) Stonesoft