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 28 April 2015 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
28 Apr 2015
Same period 2014 Same period 2013
Routing Information Protocol (RIP)
Rank 396 392 375
Rank change year-on-year
-4 -17
Contract jobs citing RIP 10 11 10
As % of all contract IT jobs located in London 0.045% 0.047% 0.046%
As % of the Communications & Networking category 0.34% 0.40% 0.33%
Number of daily rates quoted 10 7 8
Average daily rate
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£361 £365 £463
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
-1.02% -21.08%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £295 £300 £278
10% offered a daily rate of more than £483 £642 £486
UK excluding London average daily rate £375 £220 £313
% change year-on-year
+70.45% -29.60%
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 0 0
Average hourly rate - - -
UK excluding London average hourly rate £40.00 - -
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
2944 2783 3076
As % of all contract IT jobs located in London 13.15% 11.92% 14.18%
Number of daily rates quoted 1873 1829 1911
Average daily rate £375 £400 £400
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
-6.25% -
90% offered a daily rate of more than £225 £225 £213
10% offered a daily rate of more than £550 £525 £525
UK excluding London average daily rate £340 £336 £320
% change year-on-year
+1.19% +5.00%
Number of hourly rates quoted 82 84 135
Average hourly rate £23.50 £20.00 £23.25
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
+17.50% -13.97%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £13.46 £13.50 £14.00
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £50.00 £34.75 £135.00
UK excluding London average hourly rate £30.00 £20.06 £22.50
% change year-on-year
+49.55% -10.84%

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 28 April 2015.

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 28 April 2015. 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 +22 2 £338 -25.00% 1
RIP
England

RIP
Top 30 Related IT Skills in London

For the 6 months to 28 April 2015, 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 25 (100.00%) Cisco
2 23 (92.00%) EIGRP
3 21 (84.00%) OSPF
4 19 (76.00%) WAN
4 19 (76.00%) LAN
5 18 (72.00%) BGP
6 17 (68.00%) Cisco Certification
7 15 (60.00%) CCNA
8 14 (56.00%) CCNP
9 13 (52.00%) Firewall
10 12 (48.00%) CheckPoint
11 11 (44.00%) Windows
11 11 (44.00%) HSRP
12 10 (40.00%) F5
12 10 (40.00%) TCP/IP
13 9 (36.00%) Microsoft
13 9 (36.00%) Juniper
13 9 (36.00%) VLAN
13 9 (36.00%) Multicast
14 8 (32.00%) Banking
14 8 (32.00%) VoIP
14 8 (32.00%) ITIL
15 7 (28.00%) Windows 2000
15 7 (28.00%) Windows XP
15 7 (28.00%) Windows Server 2003
15 7 (28.00%) IGRP
15 7 (28.00%) IVR
15 7 (28.00%) Telecoms
15 7 (28.00%) MS PowerPoint
15 7 (28.00%) Cisco ICM

RIP
Top Related IT Skills in London by Category

For the 6 months to 28 April 2015, 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 (4.00%) SharePoint
Applications
1 7 (28.00%) MS PowerPoint
2 5 (20.00%) MS Excel
Communications & Networking
1 23 (92.00%) EIGRP
2 21 (84.00%) OSPF
3 19 (76.00%) LAN
3 19 (76.00%) WAN
4 18 (72.00%) BGP
5 13 (52.00%) Firewall
6 11 (44.00%) HSRP
7 10 (40.00%) TCP/IP
8 9 (36.00%) VLAN
8 9 (36.00%) Multicast
9 8 (32.00%) VoIP
10 7 (28.00%) IGRP
10 7 (28.00%) Cisco ICM
11 6 (24.00%) Cisco PIX
11 6 (24.00%) Cisco ASA
11 6 (24.00%) VPN
12 5 (20.00%) SNMP
12 5 (20.00%) IPsec
12 5 (20.00%) IP Telephony
12 5 (20.00%) Cisco IPT
Development Applications
1 1 (4.00%) Ant
General
1 8 (32.00%) Banking
2 7 (28.00%) Telecoms
3 3 (12.00%) Finance
Job Titles
1 15 (60.00%) Network Engineer
2 8 (32.00%) Cisco Engineer
3 6 (24.00%) Cisco Network Engineer
4 4 (16.00%) Network Support
4 4 (16.00%) Support Engineer
4 4 (16.00%) Network Support Engineer
4 4 (16.00%) NOC Engineer
5 2 (8.00%) Firewall Engineer
6 1 (4.00%) Architect
6 1 (4.00%) Network Consultant
6 1 (4.00%) Consultant
6 1 (4.00%) Network Architect
Miscellaneous
1 7 (28.00%) IVR
2 2 (8.00%) Analytical Skills
2 2 (8.00%) NHS
Operating Systems
1 11 (44.00%) Windows
2 7 (28.00%) Windows 2000
2 7 (28.00%) Windows XP
2 7 (28.00%) Windows Server 2003
Processes & Methodologies
1 8 (32.00%) ITIL
2 5 (20.00%) Network Monitoring
3 4 (16.00%) Network Design
4 2 (8.00%) Load Balancing
4 2 (8.00%) Network Architecture
4 2 (8.00%) Project Management
4 2 (8.00%) Low Latency
5 1 (4.00%) Ultra-Low Latency
5 1 (4.00%) Performance Tuning
5 1 (4.00%) Line Management
5 1 (4.00%) Change Management
5 1 (4.00%) Migration
5 1 (4.00%) Stakeholder Management
5 1 (4.00%) Network Management
5 1 (4.00%) Infrastructure Management
Qualifications
1 17 (68.00%) Cisco Certification
2 15 (60.00%) CCNA
3 14 (56.00%) CCNP
4 3 (12.00%) CCIE
Systems Management
1 7 (28.00%) Cisco UCCE
1 7 (28.00%) Cisco CUCM
2 5 (20.00%) Cisco IPCC
Vendors
1 25 (100.00%) Cisco
2 12 (48.00%) CheckPoint
3 10 (40.00%) F5
4 9 (36.00%) Microsoft
4 9 (36.00%) Juniper
5 6 (24.00%) Riverbed
6 4 (16.00%) VMware
7 1 (4.00%) Fortinet
7 1 (4.00%) Citrix
7 1 (4.00%) Remedy