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 18 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
18 Sep 2014
Same period 2013 Same period 2012
RANCID
Rank 420 424 -
Rank change year-on-year
+4 -
Contract jobs citing RANCID 9 1 0
As % of all contract IT jobs located in London 0.037% 0.004% -
As % of the Systems Management category 0.45% 0.062% -
Number of daily rates quoted 7 1 0
Average daily rate
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£313 £575 -
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
-45.65% -
UK excluding London average daily rate - - -
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 0 0
Average hourly rate - - -
UK excluding London average hourly rate - - -
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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
1982 1621 1646
As % of all contract IT jobs located in London 8.10% 6.55% 6.38%
Number of daily rates quoted 1316 1104 1028
Average daily rate £425 £400 £375
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+6.25% +6.66%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £275 £263 £244
10% offered a daily rate of more than £550 £525 £525
UK excluding London average daily rate £350 £340 £313
% change year-on-year
+2.94% +8.80%
Number of hourly rates quoted 37 33 45
Average hourly rate £19.00 £22.00 £20.00
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
-13.63% +10.00%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £12.10 £15.66 £13.47
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £37.50 £49.00 £40.58
UK excluding London average hourly rate £22.50 £23.50 £18.25
% change year-on-year
-4.25% +28.76%

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 18 September 2014, 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 11 (100.00%) Cisco
2 10 (90.91%) VPN
2 10 (90.91%) CCNP
2 10 (90.91%) Cisco Certification
2 10 (90.91%) OSPF
2 10 (90.91%) BGP
2 10 (90.91%) TACACS
2 10 (90.91%) Firewall
3 9 (81.82%) FIX Protocol
3 9 (81.82%) OpenNMS
3 9 (81.82%) VRRP
3 9 (81.82%) EIGRP
3 9 (81.82%) CCIE
3 9 (81.82%) UNIX
3 9 (81.82%) Perl
3 9 (81.82%) PPP
3 9 (81.82%) SNMP
3 9 (81.82%) TCP/IP
3 9 (81.82%) DMVPN
3 9 (81.82%) Cisco Nexus
3 9 (81.82%) HSRP
3 9 (81.82%) FlexPod
4 6 (54.55%) R
5 3 (27.27%) Change Management
6 2 (18.18%) Cisco IOS
6 2 (18.18%) DHCP
6 2 (18.18%) HTTP
6 2 (18.18%) DNS
7 1 (9.09%) SLA
7 1 (9.09%) HP

RANCID
Top Related IT Skills in London by Category

For the 6 months to 18 September 2014, 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.

Application Platforms
1 1 (9.09%) Apache
1 1 (9.09%) OpenStack
Cloud Services
1 1 (9.09%) SaaS
Communications & Networking
1 10 (90.91%) VPN
1 10 (90.91%) OSPF
1 10 (90.91%) BGP
1 10 (90.91%) TACACS
1 10 (90.91%) Firewall
2 9 (81.82%) VRRP
2 9 (81.82%) EIGRP
2 9 (81.82%) PPP
2 9 (81.82%) SNMP
2 9 (81.82%) TCP/IP
2 9 (81.82%) DMVPN
2 9 (81.82%) Cisco Nexus
2 9 (81.82%) HSRP
3 2 (18.18%) Cisco IOS
3 2 (18.18%) DNS
3 2 (18.18%) DHCP
3 2 (18.18%) HTTP
4 1 (9.09%) LDAP
4 1 (9.09%) VoIP
4 1 (9.09%) SMTP
Database & Business Intelligence
1 1 (9.09%) MySQL
Development Applications
1 1 (9.09%) Jenkins
General
1 1 (9.09%) Games
Job Titles
1 6 (54.55%) Network Consultant
1 6 (54.55%) Consultant
1 6 (54.55%) Cisco Consultant
1 6 (54.55%) Cisco Network Consultant
2 3 (27.27%) Cisco Engineer
3 2 (18.18%) Network Engineer
3 2 (18.18%) Support Engineer
3 2 (18.18%) Cisco Support
3 2 (18.18%) Cisco Support Engineer
4 1 (9.09%) Administrator
4 1 (9.09%) UNIX Systems Administrator
4 1 (9.09%) UNIX Administrator
4 1 (9.09%) Cisco Network Engineer
4 1 (9.09%) Systems Administrator
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 9 (81.82%) FIX Protocol
Miscellaneous
1 9 (81.82%) FlexPod
2 1 (9.09%) Analytical Skills
2 1 (9.09%) Online Games
2 1 (9.09%) Open Source
Operating Systems
1 9 (81.82%) UNIX
2 1 (9.09%) Solaris
2 1 (9.09%) Linux
2 1 (9.09%) Debian
2 1 (9.09%) Ubuntu
Processes & Methodologies
1 3 (27.27%) Change Management
2 1 (9.09%) Scrum
2 1 (9.09%) Load Balancing
2 1 (9.09%) Kanban
2 1 (9.09%) Root Cause Analysis
2 1 (9.09%) ITIL
2 1 (9.09%) E-Commerce
2 1 (9.09%) Service Management
Programming Languages
1 9 (81.82%) Perl
2 6 (54.55%) R
3 1 (9.09%) C
3 1 (9.09%) SQL
3 1 (9.09%) Python
3 1 (9.09%) Shell Script
3 1 (9.09%) Korn
3 1 (9.09%) Bash Shell
Qualifications
1 10 (90.91%) CCNP
1 10 (90.91%) Cisco Certification
2 9 (81.82%) CCIE
3 1 (9.09%) Degree
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 1 (9.09%) SLA
System Software
1 1 (9.09%) NFS
1 1 (9.09%) Squid
1 1 (9.09%) VMware Infrastructure
1 1 (9.09%) Sendmail
1 1 (9.09%) Dovecot
1 1 (9.09%) KVM
Systems Management
1 9 (81.82%) OpenNMS
2 1 (9.09%) Puppet
2 1 (9.09%) HAProxy
2 1 (9.09%) Nagios
2 1 (9.09%) Cacti
Vendors
1 11 (100.00%) Cisco
2 1 (9.09%) HP
2 1 (9.09%) Dell
2 1 (9.09%) Citrix
2 1 (9.09%) Juniper
2 1 (9.09%) VMware
2 1 (9.09%) SolarWinds
2 1 (9.09%) Infoblox
2 1 (9.09%) F5
2 1 (9.09%) Oracle