The first table below looks at the demand 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 29 July 2014 with a comparison to the same period in the previous 2 years. The second table is for comparison and provides aggregates for all of the Communications & Networking category for the London region.

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 Jul 2014
Same period 2013 Same period 2012
Routing Information Protocol (RIP)
Rank 397 405 390
Rank change year-on-year
+8 -15
Contract jobs citing RIP 20 8 18
As % of all contract IT jobs located in London 0.085% 0.033% 0.068%
As % of the Communications & Networking category 0.70% 0.28% 0.50%
Number of daily rates quoted 14 5 11
Average daily rate
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Average daily rate % change year-on-year
- +33.33%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £225 £388 £185
10% offered a daily rate of more than £496 £408 £425
UK excluding London average daily rate £325 £290 £293
% change year-on-year
+12.06% -0.85%
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 0 0
Average hourly rate - - -
UK excluding London average hourly rate £40.00 - £21.00
Communications & Networking Category
London
Contract IT job ads with a match in the
Communications & Networking category
2876 2818 3629
As % of all contract IT jobs located in London 12.24% 11.61% 13.75%
Number of daily rates quoted 1790 1786 2093
Average daily rate £400 £375 £375
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+6.66% -
90% offered a daily rate of more than £225 £225 £213
10% offered a daily rate of more than £550 £525 £500
UK excluding London average daily rate £335 £320 £330
% change year-on-year
+4.68% -3.03%
Number of hourly rates quoted 81 102 179
Average hourly rate £20.00 £23.75 £20.50
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
-15.78% +15.85%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £13.50 £15.00 £13.50
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £45.00 £54.00 £45.00
UK excluding London average hourly rate £20.00 £25.50 £24.38
% change year-on-year
-21.56% +4.61%
RIP
England

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
Daily Rate Histogram in London

This chart provides a histogram of daily rates quoted in contract IT jobs citing RIP across the London region over the 3 months to 29 July 2014.

RIP Daily Rate Histogram 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 29 July 2014. 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
City of London +31 10 £400 - 1
Hackney - - - -
Harrow - - - -
RIP
England

RIP
Top 30 Related IT Skills in London

For the 6 months to 29 July 2014, 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 27 (84.38%) Cisco
1 27 (84.38%) BGP
2 24 (75.00%) Cisco Certification
2 24 (75.00%) OSPF
3 20 (62.50%) CCNP
4 19 (59.38%) WAN
4 19 (59.38%) EIGRP
5 15 (46.88%) Firewall
6 14 (43.75%) VPN
7 13 (40.63%) Juniper
8 12 (37.50%) MPLS
9 11 (34.38%) IPsec
9 11 (34.38%) LAN
10 10 (31.25%) CCNA
10 10 (31.25%) Network Management
11 9 (28.13%) Network Monitoring
12 8 (25.00%) CheckPoint
12 8 (25.00%) CCIE
12 8 (25.00%) Network Design
13 7 (21.88%) Finance
13 7 (21.88%) VoIP
13 7 (21.88%) Microsoft
13 7 (21.88%) SNMP
13 7 (21.88%) ITIL
13 7 (21.88%) Cisco ASA
14 6 (18.75%) Multicast
14 6 (18.75%) HSRP
14 6 (18.75%) Windows
14 6 (18.75%) VMware
14 6 (18.75%) Cisco PIX

RIP
Top Related IT Skills in London by Category

For the 6 months to 29 July 2014, 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 2 (6.25%) SharePoint
2 1 (3.13%) MS Exchange
2 1 (3.13%) Exchange Server 5.5
Applications
1 2 (6.25%) MS Visio
Communications & Networking
1 27 (84.38%) BGP
2 24 (75.00%) OSPF
3 19 (59.38%) EIGRP
3 19 (59.38%) WAN
4 15 (46.88%) Firewall
5 14 (43.75%) VPN
6 12 (37.50%) MPLS
7 11 (34.38%) IPsec
7 11 (34.38%) LAN
8 7 (21.88%) SNMP
8 7 (21.88%) VoIP
8 7 (21.88%) Cisco ASA
9 6 (18.75%) Multicast
9 6 (18.75%) HSRP
9 6 (18.75%) Cisco IOS
9 6 (18.75%) Cisco PIX
10 5 (15.63%) VLAN
11 4 (12.50%) VPLS
11 4 (12.50%) Wireless
11 4 (12.50%) Ethernet
Database & Business Intelligence
1 1 (3.13%) SQL Server
1 1 (3.13%) SQL Server 2008
Development Applications
1 1 (3.13%) Ant
1 1 (3.13%) VSS/SourceSafe
General
1 7 (21.88%) Finance
2 5 (15.63%) Banking
3 3 (9.38%) Telecoms
3 3 (9.38%) Investment Banking
4 2 (6.25%) Publishing
5 1 (3.13%) Retail
Job Titles
1 17 (53.13%) Network Engineer
2 4 (12.50%) Cisco Engineer
3 3 (9.38%) Technical Manager
3 3 (9.38%) Network Consultant
3 3 (9.38%) Consultant
4 2 (6.25%) Design Engineer
4 2 (6.25%) Senior Network Engineer
4 2 (6.25%) Network Manager
4 2 (6.25%) Cisco Network Engineer
4 2 (6.25%) Security Engineer
4 2 (6.25%) Data Network Engineer
4 2 (6.25%) IP Engineer
5 1 (3.13%) Cisco Network Consultant
5 1 (3.13%) Senior Design Engineer
5 1 (3.13%) Senior Security Engineer
5 1 (3.13%) IP Network Engineer
5 1 (3.13%) Network Design Engineer
5 1 (3.13%) Senior Network Design Engineer
5 1 (3.13%) Data Centre Engineer
5 1 (3.13%) Cisco Consultant
Miscellaneous
1 2 (6.25%) NHS
2 1 (3.13%) Management Information System
2 1 (3.13%) Replication
2 1 (3.13%) e-Health
2 1 (3.13%) SecurID
2 1 (3.13%) Computer Science
Operating Systems
1 6 (18.75%) Windows
2 1 (3.13%) Linux
2 1 (3.13%) Windows 2000
2 1 (3.13%) Windows NT
2 1 (3.13%) Windows XP
Processes & Methodologies
1 10 (31.25%) Network Management
2 9 (28.13%) Network Monitoring
3 8 (25.00%) Network Design
4 7 (21.88%) ITIL
5 4 (12.50%) Low Latency
5 4 (12.50%) Performance Tuning
6 3 (9.38%) Project Management
6 3 (9.38%) WAN Optimisation
7 2 (6.25%) Network Architecture
7 2 (6.25%) PRINCE2
7 2 (6.25%) Migration
8 1 (3.13%) E-Commerce
8 1 (3.13%) Configuration Management
8 1 (3.13%) Service Management
8 1 (3.13%) Service Delivery
8 1 (3.13%) Change Management
8 1 (3.13%) Capacity Planning
8 1 (3.13%) Supplier Management
8 1 (3.13%) eTOM
8 1 (3.13%) Load Balancing
Programming Languages
1 1 (3.13%) C
1 1 (3.13%) Perl
Qualifications
1 24 (75.00%) Cisco Certification
2 20 (62.50%) CCNP
3 10 (31.25%) CCNA
4 8 (25.00%) CCIE
5 3 (9.38%) CCIP
5 3 (9.38%) CCDP
5 3 (9.38%) JNCIP
6 2 (6.25%) SC Cleared
6 2 (6.25%) Security Cleared
7 1 (3.13%) CISSP
7 1 (3.13%) JNCIE
7 1 (3.13%) MCITP
7 1 (3.13%) Degree
7 1 (3.13%) MCSE
7 1 (3.13%) Microsoft Certification
7 1 (3.13%) PRINCE2 Certification
7 1 (3.13%) ITIL Certification
7 1 (3.13%) JNCIA
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 1 (3.13%) PCI DSS
System Software
1 1 (3.13%) Active Directory
1 1 (3.13%) VMware Infrastructure
1 1 (3.13%) vSphere
Systems Management
1 1 (3.13%) CiscoWorks
1 1 (3.13%) Nagios
1 1 (3.13%) Backup Exec
1 1 (3.13%) WSUS
1 1 (3.13%) SolarWinds Orion
1 1 (3.13%) CA Spectrum
Vendors
1 27 (84.38%) Cisco
2 13 (40.63%) Juniper
3 8 (25.00%) CheckPoint
4 7 (21.88%) Microsoft
5 6 (18.75%) VMware
6 5 (15.63%) Riverbed
7 4 (12.50%) F5
8 3 (9.38%) SolarWinds
8 3 (9.38%) HP
9 2 (6.25%) Avaya
10 1 (3.13%) Exinda
10 1 (3.13%) Dell
10 1 (3.13%) Nortel
10 1 (3.13%) CA
10 1 (3.13%) NetApp
10 1 (3.13%) Nokia
10 1 (3.13%) Tufin
10 1 (3.13%) Symantec
10 1 (3.13%) Charles River
10 1 (3.13%) Blue Coat