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 24 October 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
24 Oct 2014
Same period 2013 Same period 2012
Routing Information Protocol (RIP)
Rank 400 409 393
Rank change year-on-year
+9 -16
Contract jobs citing RIP 26 11 23
As % of all contract IT jobs located in London 0.11% 0.043% 0.095%
As % of the Communications & Networking category 0.81% 0.35% 0.69%
Number of daily rates quoted 20 10 15
Average daily rate
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£250 £393 £450
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
-36.30% -12.77%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £225 £367 £230
10% offered a daily rate of more than £430 £450 £520
UK excluding London average daily rate £250 £335 £363
% change year-on-year
-25.37% -7.58%
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 0 0
Average hourly rate - - -
UK excluding London average hourly rate £30.00 £37.50 £39.00
% change year-on-year
-20.00% -3.84%
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
3193 3109 3329
As % of all contract IT jobs located in London 12.95% 12.27% 13.77%
Number of daily rates quoted 2111 2053 2122
Average daily rate £400 £400 £388
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
- +3.22%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £235 £250 £220
10% offered a daily rate of more than £530 £570 £520
UK excluding London average daily rate £345 £325 £340
% change year-on-year
+6.15% -4.41%
Number of hourly rates quoted 94 91 147
Average hourly rate £22.00 £20.00 £18.50
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
+10.00% +8.10%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £14.75 £12.60 £13.50
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £45.00 £45.00 £40.00
UK excluding London average hourly rate £22.50 £22.50 £21.00
% change year-on-year
- +7.14%

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 24 October 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 24 October 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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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 +15 4 £225 -50.00% 2
RIP
England

RIP
Top 30 Related IT Skills in London

For the 6 months to 24 October 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 44 (93.62%) Cisco
1 44 (93.62%) BGP
2 36 (76.60%) OSPF
3 35 (74.47%) Cisco Certification
4 33 (70.21%) EIGRP
5 32 (68.09%) WAN
6 27 (57.45%) Juniper
7 25 (53.19%) Firewall
7 25 (53.19%) CCNP
8 22 (46.81%) CCNA
9 20 (42.55%) LAN
10 18 (38.30%) VPN
10 18 (38.30%) Multicast
11 17 (36.17%) Network Monitoring
11 17 (36.17%) Microsoft
11 17 (36.17%) Cisco ASA
12 16 (34.04%) IPsec
13 15 (31.91%) F5
14 13 (27.66%) Network Design
14 13 (27.66%) CheckPoint
15 12 (25.53%) SNMP
15 12 (25.53%) Windows
15 12 (25.53%) Cisco PIX
16 11 (23.40%) VMware
16 11 (23.40%) CCIE
16 11 (23.40%) MPLS
16 11 (23.40%) Finance
16 11 (23.40%) Wireless
16 11 (23.40%) Low Latency
17 10 (21.28%) DWDM

RIP
Top Related IT Skills in London by Category

For the 6 months to 24 October 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 (4.26%) SharePoint
Applications
1 4 (8.51%) MS Excel
2 2 (4.26%) MS Visio
Communications & Networking
1 44 (93.62%) BGP
2 36 (76.60%) OSPF
3 33 (70.21%) EIGRP
4 32 (68.09%) WAN
5 25 (53.19%) Firewall
6 20 (42.55%) LAN
7 18 (38.30%) VPN
7 18 (38.30%) Multicast
8 17 (36.17%) Cisco ASA
9 16 (34.04%) IPsec
10 12 (25.53%) Cisco PIX
10 12 (25.53%) SNMP
11 11 (23.40%) MPLS
11 11 (23.40%) Wireless
12 10 (21.28%) DWDM
12 10 (21.28%) HSRP
13 9 (19.15%) TCP/IP
14 8 (17.02%) VoIP
15 7 (14.89%) BIG-IP
15 7 (14.89%) Network Security
Development Applications
1 2 (4.26%) VSS/SourceSafe
2 1 (2.13%) Ant
General
1 11 (23.40%) Finance
2 8 (17.02%) Banking
3 3 (6.38%) Telecoms
4 2 (4.26%) Publishing
4 2 (4.26%) Investment Banking
5 1 (2.13%) Retail
5 1 (2.13%) Legal
Job Titles
1 33 (70.21%) Network Engineer
2 5 (10.64%) Support Engineer
2 5 (10.64%) Cisco Engineer
2 5 (10.64%) Operations Engineer
2 5 (10.64%) Network Operations Engineer
3 4 (8.51%) Network Support Engineer
3 4 (8.51%) Network Support
4 3 (6.38%) Network Consultant
4 3 (6.38%) Consultant
5 2 (4.26%) Project Manager
5 2 (4.26%) Senior Network Engineer
5 2 (4.26%) Cisco Network Engineer
5 2 (4.26%) IP Engineer
5 2 (4.26%) Design Engineer
5 2 (4.26%) Data Network Engineer
6 1 (2.13%) Technical Manager
6 1 (2.13%) Administrator
6 1 (2.13%) Cisco Support Engineer
6 1 (2.13%) Cisco Network Consultant
6 1 (2.13%) Senior Design Engineer
Miscellaneous
1 3 (6.38%) NHS
2 2 (4.26%) e-Health
2 2 (4.26%) SecurID
Operating Systems
1 12 (25.53%) Windows
2 4 (8.51%) Linux
2 4 (8.51%) UNIX
3 1 (2.13%) Windows 2000
3 1 (2.13%) Windows NT
3 1 (2.13%) Windows XP
Processes & Methodologies
1 17 (36.17%) Network Monitoring
2 13 (27.66%) Network Design
3 11 (23.40%) Low Latency
4 10 (21.28%) Network Management
5 9 (19.15%) ITIL
6 5 (10.64%) Time Management
6 5 (10.64%) Performance Tuning
7 3 (6.38%) Infrastructure Management
7 3 (6.38%) Project Management
8 2 (4.26%) PRINCE2
8 2 (4.26%) Migration
8 2 (4.26%) WAN Optimisation
9 1 (2.13%) Capacity Planning
9 1 (2.13%) E-Commerce
9 1 (2.13%) Service Delivery
9 1 (2.13%) Supplier Management
9 1 (2.13%) eTOM
9 1 (2.13%) Load Balancing
9 1 (2.13%) Kalman Filter
Qualifications
1 35 (74.47%) Cisco Certification
2 25 (53.19%) CCNP
3 22 (46.81%) CCNA
4 11 (23.40%) CCIE
5 2 (4.26%) PRINCE2 Certification
5 2 (4.26%) ITIL Certification
6 1 (2.13%) JNCIA
6 1 (2.13%) JNCIE
6 1 (2.13%) SC Cleared
6 1 (2.13%) Security Cleared
6 1 (2.13%) CISSP
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 1 (2.13%) PCI DSS
System Software
1 1 (2.13%) vSphere
Systems Management
1 4 (8.51%) CA Spectrum
2 2 (4.26%) CiscoWorks
3 1 (2.13%) SolarWinds Orion
Vendors
1 44 (93.62%) Cisco
2 27 (57.45%) Juniper
3 17 (36.17%) Microsoft
4 15 (31.91%) F5
5 13 (27.66%) CheckPoint
6 11 (23.40%) VMware
7 9 (19.15%) Riverbed
8 7 (14.89%) Nortel
9 4 (8.51%) CA
10 2 (4.26%) Avaya
10 2 (4.26%) HP
10 2 (4.26%) SolarWinds
10 2 (4.26%) Splunk
10 2 (4.26%) SevOne
11 1 (2.13%) Exinda
11 1 (2.13%) Tufin
11 1 (2.13%) Blue Coat
11 1 (2.13%) IronPort
11 1 (2.13%) Symantec
11 1 (2.13%) NetApp