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 12 February 2016 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
12 Feb 2016
Same period 2015 Same period 2014
Routing Information Protocol (RIP)
Rank 401 401 395
Rank change year-on-year
0 -6
Contract jobs citing RIP 7 14 12
As % of all contract IT jobs located in London 0.033% 0.066% 0.055%
As % of the Communications & Networking category 0.26% 0.49% 0.44%
Number of daily rates quoted 6 13 5
Average daily rate £375 £250 £350
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+50.00% -28.57%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £256 £207 £328
10% offered a daily rate of more than £538 £265 £430
UK excluding London average daily rate £290 £363 £268
% change year-on-year
-20.00% +35.51%
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 0 0
Average hourly rate - - -
UK excluding London average hourly rate £29.50 £30.00 -
% change year-on-year
-1.66% -
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
2692 2829 2735
As % of all contract IT jobs located in London 12.71% 13.34% 12.42%
Number of daily rates quoted 1741 1841 1745
Average daily rate £423 £388 £400
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+9.03% -3.12%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £250 £245 £240
10% offered a daily rate of more than £560 £525 £550
UK excluding London average daily rate £363 £350 £350
% change year-on-year
+3.57% -
Number of hourly rates quoted 68 80 74
Average hourly rate £24.23 £19.75 £17.00
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
+22.68% +16.17%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £14.12 £12.50 £13.00
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £50.00 £30.00 £33.35
UK excluding London average hourly rate £30.00 £26.00 £21.00
% change year-on-year
+15.38% +23.80%

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 12 February 2016.

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
Top 30 Related IT Skills in London

For the 6 months to 12 February 2016, 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 (96.43%) OSPF
2 24 (85.71%) Cisco
3 20 (71.43%) BGP
4 16 (57.14%) Cisco Certification
4 16 (57.14%) Juniper
5 14 (50.00%) EIGRP
6 13 (46.43%) CCNP
7 12 (42.86%) CCNA
7 12 (42.86%) WAN
7 12 (42.86%) VPN
7 12 (42.86%) Firewall
8 11 (39.29%) Wi-Fi
8 11 (39.29%) LAN
8 11 (39.29%) Spanning Tree
9 10 (35.71%) Ethernet
10 8 (28.57%) Multicast
10 8 (28.57%) HSRP
11 7 (25.00%) Aruba
11 7 (25.00%) Cisco Nexus
11 7 (25.00%) VoIP
11 7 (25.00%) SNMP
11 7 (25.00%) Alcatel-Lucent
11 7 (25.00%) MPLS
12 6 (21.43%) VRRP
12 6 (21.43%) 3G
12 6 (21.43%) DSL
12 6 (21.43%) Microsoft
12 6 (21.43%) DMVPN
12 6 (21.43%) 4G
13 5 (17.86%) Iperf

RIP
Top Related IT Skills in London by Category

For the 6 months to 12 February 2016, 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 3 (10.71%) MS Exchange
2 1 (3.57%) CMS
2 1 (3.57%) JBoss
2 1 (3.57%) WebLogic
2 1 (3.57%) WebSphere
Applications
1 3 (10.71%) MS Office
2 2 (7.14%) MS Excel
3 1 (3.57%) Spreadsheet
Business Applications
1 1 (3.57%) Dynamics CRM
Cloud Services
1 2 (7.14%) Microsoft Azure
Communications & Networking
1 27 (96.43%) OSPF
2 20 (71.43%) BGP
3 14 (50.00%) EIGRP
4 12 (42.86%) Firewall
4 12 (42.86%) VPN
4 12 (42.86%) WAN
5 11 (39.29%) LAN
5 11 (39.29%) Spanning Tree
5 11 (39.29%) Wi-Fi
6 10 (35.71%) Ethernet
7 8 (28.57%) HSRP
7 8 (28.57%) Multicast
8 7 (25.00%) Cisco Nexus
8 7 (25.00%) MPLS
8 7 (25.00%) SNMP
8 7 (25.00%) VoIP
9 6 (21.43%) 3G
9 6 (21.43%) 4G
9 6 (21.43%) DSL
9 6 (21.43%) VRRP
Database & Business Intelligence
1 3 (10.71%) SQL Server
2 1 (3.57%) Big Data
2 1 (3.57%) Data Warehouse
2 1 (3.57%) SQL Server Reporting Services
Development Applications
1 1 (3.57%) VSS/SourceSafe
General
1 4 (14.29%) Finance
2 2 (7.14%) Telecoms
3 1 (3.57%) Banking
3 1 (3.57%) Games
3 1 (3.57%) Investment Banking
Job Titles
1 11 (39.29%) Network Engineer
2 4 (14.29%) Analyst
3 3 (10.71%) Cisco Engineer
3 3 (10.71%) Cisco Support
3 3 (10.71%) Consultant
3 3 (10.71%) Network Analyst
4 2 (7.14%) Architect
4 2 (7.14%) Cisco Support Engineer
4 2 (7.14%) Network Security Engineer
4 2 (7.14%) Security Engineer
4 2 (7.14%) Support Engineer
4 2 (7.14%) Switch Engineer
4 2 (7.14%) Technical Engineer
5 1 (3.57%) Administrator
5 1 (3.57%) Data Centre Architect
5 1 (3.57%) Embedded Engineer
5 1 (3.57%) IP Engineer
5 1 (3.57%) Junior
5 1 (3.57%) Juniper Engineer
5 1 (3.57%) Technical Architect
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 3 (10.71%) 802.1X
2 1 (3.57%) Middleware
2 1 (3.57%) RFC 2544
2 1 (3.57%) Silverlight
Miscellaneous
1 5 (17.86%) Handset
2 4 (14.29%) Analytical Skills
3 3 (10.71%) NHS
4 1 (3.57%) Clustering
4 1 (3.57%) Computer Science
4 1 (3.57%) Data Centre
4 1 (3.57%) DTV
4 1 (3.57%) FlexPod
4 1 (3.57%) IPTV
4 1 (3.57%) Mainframe
4 1 (3.57%) MPEG
4 1 (3.57%) Private Cloud
4 1 (3.57%) Public Cloud
4 1 (3.57%) Streaming Video
4 1 (3.57%) VCE vBlock
4 1 (3.57%) Video on Demand
Operating Systems
1 5 (17.86%) Windows
2 3 (10.71%) Unix
2 3 (10.71%) Windows 2000
2 3 (10.71%) Windows Server 2003
2 3 (10.71%) Windows Server 2008
3 2 (7.14%) Linux
4 1 (3.57%) CatOS
Processes & Methodologies
1 5 (17.86%) Business Continuity
2 4 (14.29%) Network Monitoring
2 4 (14.29%) User Acceptance Testing
3 3 (10.71%) Change Management
3 3 (10.71%) Load Balancing
3 3 (10.71%) Root Cause Analysis
3 3 (10.71%) Test Strategy
4 2 (7.14%) Analytics
4 2 (7.14%) Data Architecture
4 2 (7.14%) Incident Management
4 2 (7.14%) Kalman Filter
4 2 (7.14%) Migration
4 2 (7.14%) Network Management
4 2 (7.14%) Technical Architecture
4 2 (7.14%) Ticket Management
5 1 (3.57%) Investment Management
5 1 (3.57%) Low Latency
5 1 (3.57%) Network Architecture
5 1 (3.57%) Patch Management
5 1 (3.57%) Video Processing
Programming Languages
1 4 (14.29%) SQL
2 1 (3.57%) C
2 1 (3.57%) Lisp
Qualifications
1 16 (57.14%) Cisco Certification
2 13 (46.43%) CCNP
3 12 (42.86%) CCNA
4 2 (7.14%) Security Cleared
5 1 (3.57%) CCIE
5 1 (3.57%) Degree
System Software
1 3 (10.71%) Active Directory
2 2 (7.14%) ProxySG
3 1 (3.57%) NFS
3 1 (3.57%) Oracle RAC
3 1 (3.57%) vCloud
3 1 (3.57%) VMware ESXi
3 1 (3.57%) VMware Infrastructure
Systems Management
1 5 (17.86%) Iperf
2 3 (10.71%) HP Quality Center
3 1 (3.57%) OpenView
3 1 (3.57%) SCOM
3 1 (3.57%) Tivoli
3 1 (3.57%) TrustSec
Vendors
1 24 (85.71%) Cisco
2 16 (57.14%) Juniper
3 7 (25.00%) Alcatel-Lucent
3 7 (25.00%) Aruba
4 6 (21.43%) Microsoft
5 4 (14.29%) CheckPoint
6 3 (10.71%) F5
6 3 (10.71%) Palo Alto
7 2 (7.14%) Blue Coat
7 2 (7.14%) Dell
7 2 (7.14%) Oracle
8 1 (3.57%) Adobe
8 1 (3.57%) BMC
8 1 (3.57%) Brocade
8 1 (3.57%) Citrix
8 1 (3.57%) EMC
8 1 (3.57%) ION Trading
8 1 (3.57%) NetApp
8 1 (3.57%) SAP
8 1 (3.57%) VMware