The table below looks at the statistics for RIP 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 RIP over the 3 months to 28 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
28 Jan 2015
Same period 2014 Same period 2013
Routing Information Protocol (RIP)
Rank 371 391 369
Rank change year-on-year
+20 -22
Contract jobs citing RIP 15 10 3
As % of all contract IT jobs located in London 0.073% 0.046% 0.015%
As % of the Communications & Networking category 0.55% 0.37% 0.11%
Number of daily rates quoted 13 4 3
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£250 £350 £450
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
-28.57% -22.22%
UK excluding London average daily rate £375 £275 £350
% change year-on-year
+36.36% -21.42%
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 0 0
Average hourly rate - - -
UK excluding London average hourly rate £30.00 - -
RIP
England

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

Communications & Networking Category
London
Contract IT job ads with a match in the
Communications & Networking category
2730 2677 2777
As % of all contract IT jobs located in London 13.20% 12.25% 14.10%
Number of daily rates quoted 1801 1732 1719
Average daily rate £400 £400 £400
90% offered a daily rate of more than £250 £250 £225
10% offered a daily rate of more than £525 £550 £535
UK excluding London average daily rate £350 £350 £325
% change year-on-year
- +7.69%
Number of hourly rates quoted 64 68 157
Average hourly rate £19.00 £16.50 £21.00
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
+15.15% -21.42%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £14.00 £12.00 £12.00
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £30.00 £27.50 £44.18
UK excluding London average hourly rate £25.00 £20.00 £22.50
% change year-on-year
+25.00% -11.11%

RIP
Jobs Demand Trend in London

This chart provides a 3-month moving total of IT contractor jobs citing RIP across the London region as a proportion of the total demand within the Communications & Networking category.

RIP Jobs Demand Trend in London

RIP
Daily Rate Trend in London

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

RIP Daily Rate Trend in London

RIP
Hourly Rate Trend in London

This chart provides the 3-month moving average for hourly rates quoted in IT contractor jobs citing RIP across the London region.

RIP Hourly Rate Trend in London

RIP
Contract Job Locations in London

The table below looks at the demand and provides a guide to the average contractor rates quoted in IT jobs citing RIP within the London region over the 3 months to 28 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
City of London +14 4 £250 - 2
RIP
England

RIP
Top 30 Related IT Skills in London

For the 6 months to 28 January 2015, IT contractor jobs across the London region citing RIP 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 RIP.

1 40 (100.00%) Cisco
1 40 (100.00%) BGP
2 33 (82.50%) EIGRP
3 32 (80.00%) Cisco Certification
4 31 (77.50%) OSPF
5 27 (67.50%) Juniper
5 27 (67.50%) WAN
6 26 (65.00%) CCNA
7 24 (60.00%) LAN
7 24 (60.00%) Firewall
8 23 (57.50%) CCNP
9 22 (55.00%) F5
10 20 (50.00%) Multicast
11 18 (45.00%) CheckPoint
12 15 (37.50%) Network Monitoring
12 15 (37.50%) Cisco ASA
13 14 (35.00%) HSRP
13 14 (35.00%) Microsoft
13 14 (35.00%) Banking
14 12 (30.00%) ITIL
14 12 (30.00%) Riverbed
15 11 (27.50%) Low Latency
15 11 (27.50%) VPN
15 11 (27.50%) Wireless
16 10 (25.00%) IPsec
16 10 (25.00%) Finance
16 10 (25.00%) Cisco PIX
17 9 (22.50%) Network Design
17 9 (22.50%) VMware
17 9 (22.50%) SNMP

RIP
Top Related IT Skills in London by Category

For the 6 months to 28 January 2015, IT contractor jobs across the London region citing RIP 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 RIP. Up to 20 skills are shown per category.

Application Platforms
1 1 (2.50%) SharePoint
Applications
1 4 (10.00%) MS Excel
Communications & Networking
1 40 (100.00%) BGP
2 33 (82.50%) EIGRP
3 31 (77.50%) OSPF
4 27 (67.50%) WAN
5 24 (60.00%) LAN
5 24 (60.00%) Firewall
6 20 (50.00%) Multicast
7 15 (37.50%) Cisco ASA
8 14 (35.00%) HSRP
9 11 (27.50%) VPN
9 11 (27.50%) Wireless
10 10 (25.00%) IPsec
10 10 (25.00%) Cisco PIX
11 9 (22.50%) SNMP
12 8 (20.00%) TCP/IP
13 7 (17.50%) DWDM
14 6 (15.00%) VoIP
14 6 (15.00%) IGMP
14 6 (15.00%) BIG-IP
14 6 (15.00%) Network Security
Development Applications
1 1 (2.50%) VSS/SourceSafe
General
1 14 (35.00%) Banking
2 10 (25.00%) Finance
3 1 (2.50%) Legal
3 1 (2.50%) Investment Banking
Job Titles
1 29 (72.50%) Network Engineer
2 8 (20.00%) Support Engineer
3 7 (17.50%) Network Support Engineer
3 7 (17.50%) Network Support
4 5 (12.50%) Operations Engineer
4 5 (12.50%) Network Operations Engineer
4 5 (12.50%) NOC Engineer
5 2 (5.00%) Firewall Engineer
6 1 (2.50%) Cisco Support Engineer
6 1 (2.50%) Project Manager
6 1 (2.50%) Network Consultant
6 1 (2.50%) Consultant
6 1 (2.50%) Senior Network Engineer
6 1 (2.50%) Project Engineer
6 1 (2.50%) Cisco Engineer
6 1 (2.50%) Cisco Support
Miscellaneous
1 3 (7.50%) NHS
2 1 (2.50%) Analytical Skills
2 1 (2.50%) e-Health
2 1 (2.50%) SecurID
Operating Systems
1 9 (22.50%) Windows
2 4 (10.00%) Linux
2 4 (10.00%) UNIX
Processes & Methodologies
1 15 (37.50%) Network Monitoring
2 12 (30.00%) ITIL
3 11 (27.50%) Low Latency
4 9 (22.50%) Network Design
5 5 (12.50%) Network Management
5 5 (12.50%) Performance Tuning
5 5 (12.50%) Time Management
6 4 (10.00%) Infrastructure Management
7 2 (5.00%) Project Management
8 1 (2.50%) Network Architecture
8 1 (2.50%) Migration
8 1 (2.50%) Load Balancing
8 1 (2.50%) PRINCE2
Qualifications
1 32 (80.00%) Cisco Certification
2 26 (65.00%) CCNA
3 23 (57.50%) CCNP
4 6 (15.00%) CCIE
5 1 (2.50%) PRINCE2 Certification
5 1 (2.50%) ITIL Certification
Systems Management
1 3 (7.50%) CA Spectrum
2 1 (2.50%) CiscoWorks
Vendors
1 40 (100.00%) Cisco
2 27 (67.50%) Juniper
3 22 (55.00%) F5
4 18 (45.00%) CheckPoint
5 14 (35.00%) Microsoft
6 12 (30.00%) Riverbed
7 9 (22.50%) VMware
8 6 (15.00%) Nortel
9 3 (7.50%) CA
10 2 (5.00%) Splunk
10 2 (5.00%) SevOne
11 1 (2.50%) Fortinet
11 1 (2.50%) Citrix