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 2 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
2 Oct 2014
Same period 2013 Same period 2012
Routing Information Protocol (RIP)
Rank 391 411 392
Rank change year-on-year
+20 -19
Contract jobs citing RIP 25 14 25
As % of all contract IT jobs located in London 0.10% 0.056% 0.099%
As % of the Communications & Networking category 0.79% 0.46% 0.73%
Number of daily rates quoted 19 12 17
Average daily rate
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£365 £393 £400
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
-7.00% -1.87%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £225 £388 £226
10% offered a daily rate of more than £500 £450 £520
UK excluding London average daily rate £300 £320 £325
% change year-on-year
-6.25% -1.53%
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 0 0
Average hourly rate - - -
UK excluding London average hourly rate £36.50 £37.50 -
% change year-on-year
-2.66% -
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
3166 3056 3442
As % of all contract IT jobs located in London 12.84% 12.29% 13.68%
Number of daily rates quoted 2045 2009 2143
Average daily rate £400 £393 £385
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+1.91% +1.94%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £240 £235 £213
10% offered a daily rate of more than £525 £561 £500
UK excluding London average daily rate £347 £325 £338
% change year-on-year
+6.91% -3.70%
Number of hourly rates quoted 86 85 165
Average hourly rate £23.00 £20.00 £18.50
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
+15.00% +8.10%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £14.50 £13.50 £13.50
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £45.00 £48.00 £46.40
UK excluding London average hourly rate £24.50 £22.50 £22.50
% change year-on-year
+8.88% -

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 2 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 2 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
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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 +20 7 £450 -
RIP
England

RIP
Top 30 Related IT Skills in London

For the 6 months to 2 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 43 (91.49%) Cisco
1 43 (91.49%) BGP
2 36 (76.60%) Cisco Certification
3 35 (74.47%) OSPF
4 34 (72.34%) WAN
5 32 (68.09%) EIGRP
6 29 (61.70%) CCNP
7 25 (53.19%) Juniper
8 22 (46.81%) Firewall
9 21 (44.68%) LAN
10 19 (40.43%) CCNA
10 19 (40.43%) VPN
11 17 (36.17%) IPsec
11 17 (36.17%) Microsoft
11 17 (36.17%) Multicast
12 16 (34.04%) Network Monitoring
13 15 (31.91%) Cisco ASA
14 13 (27.66%) Network Design
15 12 (25.53%) MPLS
15 12 (25.53%) Finance
15 12 (25.53%) Cisco PIX
15 12 (25.53%) CCIE
15 12 (25.53%) SNMP
15 12 (25.53%) Windows
15 12 (25.53%) Wireless
15 12 (25.53%) Low Latency
16 11 (23.40%) Network Management
16 11 (23.40%) F5
16 11 (23.40%) VMware
17 10 (21.28%) Banking

RIP
Top Related IT Skills in London by Category

For the 6 months to 2 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 43 (91.49%) BGP
2 35 (74.47%) OSPF
3 34 (72.34%) WAN
4 32 (68.09%) EIGRP
5 22 (46.81%) Firewall
6 21 (44.68%) LAN
7 19 (40.43%) VPN
8 17 (36.17%) IPsec
8 17 (36.17%) Multicast
9 15 (31.91%) Cisco ASA
10 12 (25.53%) MPLS
10 12 (25.53%) Cisco PIX
10 12 (25.53%) SNMP
10 12 (25.53%) Wireless
11 10 (21.28%) DWDM
12 9 (19.15%) VoIP
12 9 (19.15%) TCP/IP
12 9 (19.15%) HSRP
13 7 (14.89%) BIG-IP
14 6 (12.77%) WAAS
Development Applications
1 2 (4.26%) VSS/SourceSafe
2 1 (2.13%) Ant
General
1 12 (25.53%) Finance
2 10 (21.28%) Banking
3 4 (8.51%) Investment Banking
4 3 (6.38%) Telecoms
5 2 (4.26%) Publishing
6 1 (2.13%) Legal
6 1 (2.13%) Retail
Job Titles
1 31 (65.96%) Network Engineer
2 5 (10.64%) Network Operations Engineer
2 5 (10.64%) Operations Engineer
2 5 (10.64%) Cisco Engineer
3 3 (6.38%) Network Consultant
3 3 (6.38%) Consultant
4 2 (4.26%) Project Manager
4 2 (4.26%) Support Engineer
4 2 (4.26%) Cisco Network Engineer
4 2 (4.26%) Security Engineer
4 2 (4.26%) Technical Manager
4 2 (4.26%) Network Manager
4 2 (4.26%) Design Engineer
4 2 (4.26%) IP Engineer
4 2 (4.26%) Data Network Engineer
5 1 (2.13%) Senior Design Engineer
5 1 (2.13%) Junior Network Engineer
5 1 (2.13%) Senior Technical Specialist
5 1 (2.13%) Cisco Support Engineer
5 1 (2.13%) Cisco Network Consultant
Miscellaneous
1 3 (6.38%) NHS
2 2 (4.26%) SecurID
2 2 (4.26%) e-Health
Operating Systems
1 12 (25.53%) Windows
2 4 (8.51%) UNIX
2 4 (8.51%) Linux
3 1 (2.13%) Windows XP
3 1 (2.13%) Windows NT
3 1 (2.13%) Windows 2000
Processes & Methodologies
1 16 (34.04%) Network Monitoring
2 13 (27.66%) Network Design
3 12 (25.53%) Low Latency
4 11 (23.40%) Network Management
5 9 (19.15%) ITIL
6 6 (12.77%) Performance Tuning
7 5 (10.64%) Time Management
8 3 (6.38%) WAN Optimisation
8 3 (6.38%) Project Management
9 2 (4.26%) PRINCE2
9 2 (4.26%) Migration
9 2 (4.26%) Network Architecture
10 1 (2.13%) Kalman Filter
10 1 (2.13%) Load Balancing
10 1 (2.13%) Capacity Planning
10 1 (2.13%) Supplier Management
10 1 (2.13%) eTOM
10 1 (2.13%) Service Delivery
10 1 (2.13%) E-Commerce
Qualifications
1 36 (76.60%) Cisco Certification
2 29 (61.70%) CCNP
3 19 (40.43%) CCNA
4 12 (25.53%) CCIE
5 3 (6.38%) JNCIP
5 3 (6.38%) CCIP
5 3 (6.38%) CCDP
6 2 (4.26%) PRINCE2 Certification
6 2 (4.26%) ITIL Certification
7 1 (2.13%) SC Cleared
7 1 (2.13%) Security Cleared
7 1 (2.13%) JNCIA
7 1 (2.13%) JNCIE
7 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 43 (91.49%) Cisco
2 25 (53.19%) Juniper
3 17 (36.17%) Microsoft
4 11 (23.40%) F5
4 11 (23.40%) VMware
5 9 (19.15%) CheckPoint
6 7 (14.89%) Nortel
7 6 (12.77%) Riverbed
8 4 (8.51%) CA
9 3 (6.38%) SolarWinds
10 2 (4.26%) HP
10 2 (4.26%) Avaya
10 2 (4.26%) SevOne
10 2 (4.26%) Splunk
11 1 (2.13%) Exinda
11 1 (2.13%) IronPort
11 1 (2.13%) Tufin
11 1 (2.13%) Blue Coat
11 1 (2.13%) Symantec
11 1 (2.13%) NetApp
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