The table below looks at the statistics for RANCID skills in IT contracts advertised for the London region. Included is a guide to the average contractor rates offered in IT contracts that have cited RANCID over the 3 months to 27 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
27 May 2015
Same period 2014 Same period 2013
RANCID
Rank 377 402 384
Rank change year-on-year
+25 -18
Contract jobs citing RANCID 13 1 4
As % of all contract IT jobs located in London 0.057% 0.004% 0.018%
As % of the Systems Management category 0.75% 0.058% 0.29%
Number of daily rates quoted 13 1 0
Average daily rate
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£285 £400 -
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
-28.75% -
UK excluding London average daily rate £310 - -
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 0 0
Average hourly rate - - -
UK excluding London average hourly rate - - -
RANCID
England

The following table is for comparison with the above and provides statistics for the entire Systems Management category in contract jobs advertised in the London region.

Systems Management Category
London
Contract IT job ads with a match in the
Systems Management category
1726 1723 1390
As % of all contract IT jobs located in London 7.63% 7.59% 6.42%
Number of daily rates quoted 1190 1182 918
Average daily rate £450 £420 £425
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+7.14% -1.17%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £275 £275 £288
10% offered a daily rate of more than £575 £550 £550
UK excluding London average daily rate £375 £350 £325
% change year-on-year
+7.14% +7.69%
Number of hourly rates quoted 36 21 43
Average hourly rate £20.00 £20.00 £22.25
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
- -10.09%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £15.00 £14.10 £13.50
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £34.00 £33.70 £41.50
UK excluding London average hourly rate £20.19 £22.50 £20.00
% change year-on-year
-10.28% +12.50%

RANCID
Jobs Demand Trend in London

This chart provides a 3-month moving total of IT contractor jobs citing RANCID across the London region as a proportion of the total demand within the Systems Management category.

RANCID Jobs Demand Trend in London

RANCID
Daily Rate Trend in London

This chart provides the 3-month moving average for daily rates quoted in IT contract jobs citing RANCID across the London region.

RANCID Daily Rate Trend in London

RANCID
Top 30 Related IT Skills in London

For the 6 months to 27 May 2015, IT contractor jobs across the London region citing RANCID 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 RANCID.

1 17 (100.00%) VPN
1 17 (100.00%) Cisco
1 17 (100.00%) CCNP
1 17 (100.00%) Cisco Certification
1 17 (100.00%) OSPF
1 17 (100.00%) BGP
1 17 (100.00%) TACACS
1 17 (100.00%) Firewall
2 16 (94.12%) IPsec
2 16 (94.12%) NetScreen
2 16 (94.12%) Juniper
2 16 (94.12%) MPLS
2 16 (94.12%) Load Balancing
2 16 (94.12%) Network Security
2 16 (94.12%) Cisco ASA
2 16 (94.12%) SolarWinds
2 16 (94.12%) Infoblox
2 16 (94.12%) Distributed Denial-of-Service
2 16 (94.12%) DDoS Mitigation
2 16 (94.12%) Data Centre
3 14 (82.35%) F5
3 14 (82.35%) Citrix
4 13 (76.47%) VoIP
4 13 (76.47%) Wireless
4 13 (76.47%) F5 BIG-IP LTM
4 13 (76.47%) F5 BIG-IP GTM
4 13 (76.47%) Cisco IOS
4 13 (76.47%) Degree
4 13 (76.47%) Cisco PIX
5 9 (52.94%) Service Management

RANCID
Top Related IT Skills in London by Category

For the 6 months to 27 May 2015, IT contractor jobs across the London region citing RANCID 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 RANCID. Up to 20 skills are shown per category.

Communications & Networking
1 17 (100.00%) VPN
1 17 (100.00%) OSPF
1 17 (100.00%) BGP
1 17 (100.00%) TACACS
1 17 (100.00%) Firewall
2 16 (94.12%) Network Security
2 16 (94.12%) Cisco ASA
2 16 (94.12%) MPLS
2 16 (94.12%) IPsec
2 16 (94.12%) NetScreen
3 13 (76.47%) F5 BIG-IP LTM
3 13 (76.47%) F5 BIG-IP GTM
3 13 (76.47%) Cisco IOS
3 13 (76.47%) Cisco PIX
3 13 (76.47%) VoIP
3 13 (76.47%) Wireless
4 3 (17.65%) Cisco Nexus
5 1 (5.88%) HSRP
5 1 (5.88%) VRRP
5 1 (5.88%) DMVPN
General
1 2 (11.76%) Games
Job Titles
1 16 (94.12%) Network Engineer
2 1 (5.88%) Support Engineer
2 1 (5.88%) Cisco Engineer
2 1 (5.88%) Cisco Support
2 1 (5.88%) Cisco Support Engineer
Miscellaneous
1 16 (94.12%) Distributed Denial-of-Service
1 16 (94.12%) Data Centre
2 2 (11.76%) Online Games
3 1 (5.88%) FlexPod
Operating Systems
1 1 (5.88%) UNIX
Processes & Methodologies
1 16 (94.12%) Load Balancing
1 16 (94.12%) DDoS Mitigation
2 9 (52.94%) ITIL
2 9 (52.94%) E-Commerce
2 9 (52.94%) Service Management
3 6 (35.29%) Kanban
3 6 (35.29%) Scrum
4 5 (29.41%) Network Design
5 1 (5.88%) Change Management
Programming Languages
1 1 (5.88%) Perl
Qualifications
1 17 (100.00%) CCNP
1 17 (100.00%) Cisco Certification
2 13 (76.47%) Degree
3 1 (5.88%) CCIE
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 9 (52.94%) SLA
Systems Management
1 1 (5.88%) OpenNMS
Vendors
1 17 (100.00%) Cisco
2 16 (94.12%) Juniper
2 16 (94.12%) SolarWinds
2 16 (94.12%) Infoblox
3 14 (82.35%) F5
3 14 (82.35%) Citrix
4 3 (17.65%) Lancope