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 18 December 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 Dec 2014
Same period 2013 Same period 2012
Routing Information Protocol (RIP)
Rank 375 420 378
Rank change year-on-year
+45 -42
Contract jobs citing RIP 27 5 6
As % of all contract IT jobs located in London 0.12% 0.021% 0.028%
As % of the Communications & Networking category 0.92% 0.17% 0.20%
Number of daily rates quoted 22 2 4
Average daily rate
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£250 £350 £438
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
-28.57% -20.00%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £225 £270 £289
10% offered a daily rate of more than £265 £430 £450
UK excluding London average daily rate £350 £295 £350
% change year-on-year
+18.64% -15.71%
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 0 0
Average hourly rate - - -
UK excluding London average hourly rate £33.25 £25.50 £39.00
% change year-on-year
+30.39% -34.61%
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
2945 2959 3061
As % of all contract IT jobs located in London 12.73% 12.16% 14.30%
Number of daily rates quoted 1997 1935 1937
Average daily rate £388 £400 £400
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
-3.12% -
90% offered a daily rate of more than £225 £250 £225
10% offered a daily rate of more than £525 £550 £550
UK excluding London average daily rate £350 £340 £325
% change year-on-year
+2.94% +4.61%
Number of hourly rates quoted 75 77 161
Average hourly rate £20.00 £17.50 £20.00
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
+14.28% -12.50%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £14.00 £11.88 £12.00
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £36.90 £27.54 £43.00
UK excluding London average hourly rate £23.50 £20.50 £21.00
% change year-on-year
+14.63% -2.38%

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 18 December 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 18 December 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 +12 5 £250 -44.44% 2
RIP
England

RIP
Top 30 Related IT Skills in London

For the 6 months to 18 December 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 48 (100.00%) Cisco
2 45 (93.75%) BGP
3 39 (81.25%) OSPF
3 39 (81.25%) Cisco Certification
4 38 (79.17%) EIGRP
5 33 (68.75%) Juniper
6 31 (64.58%) WAN
7 29 (60.42%) CCNA
7 29 (60.42%) Firewall
8 28 (58.33%) LAN
9 27 (56.25%) CCNP
10 24 (50.00%) CheckPoint
10 24 (50.00%) F5
11 23 (47.92%) Multicast
12 17 (35.42%) HSRP
13 16 (33.33%) Cisco ASA
13 16 (33.33%) ITIL
13 16 (33.33%) Banking
14 15 (31.25%) Microsoft
14 15 (31.25%) Network Monitoring
15 14 (29.17%) Riverbed
16 13 (27.08%) VPN
17 12 (25.00%) Wireless
17 12 (25.00%) Finance
17 12 (25.00%) Low Latency
18 11 (22.92%) Cisco PIX
18 11 (22.92%) IPsec
19 10 (20.83%) Network Design
19 10 (20.83%) CCIE
19 10 (20.83%) Windows

RIP
Top Related IT Skills in London by Category

For the 6 months to 18 December 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 1 (2.08%) SharePoint
Applications
1 4 (8.33%) MS Excel
Communications & Networking
1 45 (93.75%) BGP
2 39 (81.25%) OSPF
3 38 (79.17%) EIGRP
4 31 (64.58%) WAN
5 29 (60.42%) Firewall
6 28 (58.33%) LAN
7 23 (47.92%) Multicast
8 17 (35.42%) HSRP
9 16 (33.33%) Cisco ASA
10 13 (27.08%) VPN
11 12 (25.00%) Wireless
12 11 (22.92%) Cisco PIX
12 11 (22.92%) IPsec
13 9 (18.75%) SNMP
13 9 (18.75%) TCP/IP
14 8 (16.67%) VoIP
14 8 (16.67%) DWDM
14 8 (16.67%) Network Security
15 6 (12.50%) Wireshark
15 6 (12.50%) WAAS
Development Applications
1 2 (4.17%) VSS/SourceSafe
General
1 16 (33.33%) Banking
2 12 (25.00%) Finance
3 2 (4.17%) Investment Banking
4 1 (2.08%) Retail
4 1 (2.08%) Legal
4 1 (2.08%) Telecoms
Job Titles
1 34 (70.83%) Network Engineer
2 9 (18.75%) Support Engineer
3 8 (16.67%) Network Support
3 8 (16.67%) Network Support Engineer
4 5 (10.42%) NOC Engineer
4 5 (10.42%) Network Operations Engineer
4 5 (10.42%) Operations Engineer
5 3 (6.25%) Cisco Engineer
6 2 (4.17%) Project Manager
6 2 (4.17%) Senior Network Engineer
6 2 (4.17%) Design Engineer
6 2 (4.17%) Firewall Engineer
7 1 (2.08%) Network Design Engineer
7 1 (2.08%) Senior Network Design Engineer
7 1 (2.08%) Junior Network Engineer
7 1 (2.08%) IP Engineer
7 1 (2.08%) Cisco Support Engineer
7 1 (2.08%) Senior Design Engineer
7 1 (2.08%) Security Engineer
7 1 (2.08%) Network Administrator
Miscellaneous
1 3 (6.25%) NHS
2 2 (4.17%) e-Health
2 2 (4.17%) SecurID
3 1 (2.08%) Analytical Skills
Operating Systems
1 10 (20.83%) Windows
2 4 (8.33%) Linux
2 4 (8.33%) UNIX
3 1 (2.08%) Windows 2000
3 1 (2.08%) Windows NT
3 1 (2.08%) Windows XP
Processes & Methodologies
1 16 (33.33%) ITIL
2 15 (31.25%) Network Monitoring
3 12 (25.00%) Low Latency
4 10 (20.83%) Network Design
5 6 (12.50%) Network Management
5 6 (12.50%) Performance Tuning
6 5 (10.42%) Time Management
7 4 (8.33%) Infrastructure Management
8 3 (6.25%) Project Management
9 2 (4.17%) PRINCE2
10 1 (2.08%) eTOM
10 1 (2.08%) Network Architecture
10 1 (2.08%) Load Balancing
10 1 (2.08%) E-Commerce
10 1 (2.08%) Migration
Qualifications
1 39 (81.25%) Cisco Certification
2 29 (60.42%) CCNA
3 27 (56.25%) CCNP
4 10 (20.83%) CCIE
5 2 (4.17%) PRINCE2 Certification
5 2 (4.17%) ITIL Certification
6 1 (2.08%) CISSP
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 1 (2.08%) PCI DSS
Systems Management
1 4 (8.33%) CA Spectrum
2 2 (4.17%) CiscoWorks
Vendors
1 48 (100.00%) Cisco
2 33 (68.75%) Juniper
3 24 (50.00%) CheckPoint
3 24 (50.00%) F5
4 15 (31.25%) Microsoft
5 14 (29.17%) Riverbed
6 9 (18.75%) VMware
7 6 (12.50%) Nortel
8 4 (8.33%) CA
9 2 (4.17%) SevOne
9 2 (4.17%) Splunk
10 1 (2.08%) Fortinet
10 1 (2.08%) Citrix