The table below looks at the statistics for VRRP skills in IT contracts advertised for the North West region. Included is a guide to the average contractor rates offered in IT contracts that have cited VRRP over the 3 months to 27 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
27 Apr 2015
Same period 2014 Same period 2013
Virtual Router Redundancy Protocol (VRRP)
Rank 145 132 -
Rank change year-on-year
-13 -
Contract jobs citing VRRP 8 1 0
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the North West 0.21% 0.033% -
As % of the Communications & Networking category 1.58% 0.26% -
Number of daily rates quoted 1 0 0
Average daily rate
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£275 - -
UK excluding London average daily rate £300 £175 £300
% change year-on-year
+71.42% -41.66%
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 0 0
Average hourly rate - - -
UK excluding London average hourly rate £41.25 £25.72 £20.63
% change year-on-year
+60.38% +24.70%
VRRP
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 North West region.

Communications & Networking Category
North West
Contract IT job ads with a match in the
Communications & Networking category
507 387 324
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the North West 13.07% 12.62% 13.40%
Number of daily rates quoted 236 161 129
Average daily rate £350 £311 £300
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+12.44% +3.75%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £220 £200 £146
10% offered a daily rate of more than £500 £450 £450
UK excluding London average daily rate £340 £338 £315
% change year-on-year
+0.74% +7.14%
Number of hourly rates quoted 49 34 46
Average hourly rate £19.00 £28.50 £20.00
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
-33.33% +42.50%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £11.65 £15.50 £11.00
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £51.67 £45.00 £55.00
UK excluding London average hourly rate £30.00 £20.00 £22.50
% change year-on-year
+50.00% -11.11%

VRRP
Jobs Demand Trend in the North West

This chart provides a 3-month moving total of IT contractor jobs citing VRRP across the North West region as a proportion of the total demand within the Communications & Networking category.

VRRP Jobs Demand Trend in the North West

VRRP
Daily Rate Trend in the North West

This chart provides the 3-month moving average for daily rates quoted in IT contract jobs citing VRRP across the North West region.

VRRP Daily Rate Trend in the North West

VRRP
Contract Job Locations in the North West

The table below looks at the demand and provides a guide to the average contractor rates quoted in IT jobs citing VRRP within the North West region over the 3 months to 27 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
Manchester -3 7 - -
VRRP
England

VRRP
Top 30 Related IT Skills in the North West

For the 6 months to 27 April 2015, IT contractor jobs across the North West region citing VRRP 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 VRRP.

1 20 (100.00%) Cisco
1 20 (100.00%) CCNP
1 20 (100.00%) CCNA
1 20 (100.00%) Cisco Certification
1 20 (100.00%) Juniper
1 20 (100.00%) OSPF
1 20 (100.00%) HSRP
2 19 (95.00%) IOS XR
2 19 (95.00%) MPLS
2 19 (95.00%) BGP
2 19 (95.00%) L2TP
2 19 (95.00%) RSVP
2 19 (95.00%) BT
2 19 (95.00%) Telecoms
2 19 (95.00%) JNCIA
2 19 (95.00%) JNCIP
2 19 (95.00%) Cisco IOS
2 19 (95.00%) BT 21CN
2 19 (95.00%) Junos
2 19 (95.00%) CCIP
2 19 (95.00%) Ethernet
2 19 (95.00%) VPN
2 19 (95.00%) IPv4
2 19 (95.00%) IPv6
2 19 (95.00%) CCIE
2 19 (95.00%) UNIX
2 19 (95.00%) Linux
2 19 (95.00%) Broadband
3 1 (5.00%) LAN
3 1 (5.00%) WAN

VRRP
Top Related IT Skills in the North West by Category

For the 6 months to 27 April 2015, IT contractor jobs across the North West region citing VRRP 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 VRRP. Up to 20 skills are shown per category.

Communications & Networking
1 20 (100.00%) OSPF
1 20 (100.00%) HSRP
2 19 (95.00%) IOS XR
2 19 (95.00%) Junos
2 19 (95.00%) Broadband
2 19 (95.00%) Cisco IOS
2 19 (95.00%) BT 21CN
2 19 (95.00%) BGP
2 19 (95.00%) L2TP
2 19 (95.00%) RSVP
2 19 (95.00%) Ethernet
2 19 (95.00%) VPN
2 19 (95.00%) IPv4
2 19 (95.00%) IPv6
2 19 (95.00%) MPLS
3 1 (5.00%) Firewall
3 1 (5.00%) BIG-IP
3 1 (5.00%) Cisco ASA
3 1 (5.00%) LAN
3 1 (5.00%) WAN
General
1 19 (95.00%) Telecoms
Job Titles
1 19 (95.00%) Implementation Engineer
1 19 (95.00%) Operations Engineer
1 19 (95.00%) IP Engineer
2 1 (5.00%) Network Engineer
2 1 (5.00%) Security Engineer
Operating Systems
1 19 (95.00%) UNIX
1 19 (95.00%) Linux
Processes & Methodologies
1 1 (5.00%) Network Design
Qualifications
1 20 (100.00%) CCNA
1 20 (100.00%) Cisco Certification
1 20 (100.00%) CCNP
2 19 (95.00%) CCIP
2 19 (95.00%) CCIE
2 19 (95.00%) JNCIA
2 19 (95.00%) JNCIP
3 1 (5.00%) Security Cleared
Vendors
1 20 (100.00%) Cisco
1 20 (100.00%) Juniper
2 19 (95.00%) BT
3 1 (5.00%) F5
3 1 (5.00%) CheckPoint