The table below looks at the statistics for RIP skills in IT contracts advertised for the South East region. Included is a guide to the average contractor rates offered in IT contracts that have cited RIP over the 3 months to 6 March 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
6 Mar 2015
Same period 2014 Same period 2013
Routing Information Protocol (RIP)
Rank 229 237 215
Rank change year-on-year
+8 -22
Contract jobs citing RIP 25 7 8
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the South East 0.26% 0.080% 0.11%
As % of the Communications & Networking category 1.28% 0.45% 0.52%
Number of daily rates quoted 3 2 1
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£375 £220 £175
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+70.45% +25.71%
UK excluding London average daily rate £363 £215 £175
% change year-on-year
+68.60% +22.85%
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 0 0
Average hourly rate - - -
UK excluding London average hourly rate £30.00 - -
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 South East region.

Communications & Networking Category
South East
Contract IT job ads with a match in the
Communications & Networking category
1959 1550 1532
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the South East 20.70% 17.80% 20.13%
Number of daily rates quoted 927 653 608
Average daily rate £350 £350 £315
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
- +11.11%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £189 £200 £185
10% offered a daily rate of more than £475 £475 £438
UK excluding London average daily rate £350 £345 £325
% change year-on-year
+1.44% +6.15%
Number of hourly rates quoted 104 126 145
Average hourly rate £36.00 £21.81 £21.00
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
+65.09% +3.83%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £13.65 £14.00 £11.35
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £47.50 £57.00 £40.00
UK excluding London average hourly rate £29.50 £20.50 £22.50
% change year-on-year
+43.90% -8.88%

RIP
Jobs Demand Trend in the South East

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

RIP Jobs Demand Trend in the South East

RIP
Daily Rate Trend in the South East

This chart provides the 3-month moving average for daily rates quoted in IT contract jobs citing RIP across the South East region.

RIP Daily Rate Trend in the South East

RIP
Hourly Rate Trend in the South East

This chart provides the 3-month moving average for hourly rates quoted in IT contractor jobs citing RIP across the South East region.

RIP Hourly Rate Trend in the South East

RIP
Contract Job Locations in the South East

The table below looks at the demand and provides a guide to the average contractor rates quoted in IT jobs citing RIP within the South East region over the 3 months to 6 March 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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statistics and historical trends)
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
Berkshire +14 24 £425 +93.18%
East Sussex - - - - 1
Hampshire - - - -
Middlesex - - - -
Oxfordshire - - - -
RIP
England

RIP
Top 30 Related IT Skills in the South East

For the 6 months to 6 March 2015, IT contractor jobs across the South East 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 47 (97.92%) Cisco
1 47 (97.92%) OSPF
2 41 (85.42%) VPN
3 38 (79.17%) Firewall
4 37 (77.08%) CheckPoint
5 36 (75.00%) Cisco Certification
6 32 (66.67%) Telecoms
7 29 (60.42%) CCNP
8 24 (50.00%) Security Cleared
8 24 (50.00%) IPsec
8 24 (50.00%) Internet
9 23 (47.92%) Cisco ASA
9 23 (47.92%) SC Cleared
9 23 (47.92%) Risk Assessment
10 21 (43.75%) Network Security
10 21 (43.75%) F5
10 21 (43.75%) Juniper
10 21 (43.75%) CISSP
10 21 (43.75%) LAN
11 19 (39.58%) PCI DSS
12 18 (37.50%) VLAN
12 18 (37.50%) ITIL
13 17 (35.42%) SSL
13 17 (35.42%) MPLS
13 17 (35.42%) BGP
14 16 (33.33%) Microsoft
14 16 (33.33%) Fortinet
14 16 (33.33%) Degree
15 15 (31.25%) SecurID
15 15 (31.25%) eTOM

RIP
Top Related IT Skills in the South East by Category

For the 6 months to 6 March 2015, IT contractor jobs across the South East 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.

Applications
1 2 (4.17%) MS Excel
Cloud Services
1 1 (2.08%) IaaS
Communications & Networking
1 47 (97.92%) OSPF
2 41 (85.42%) VPN
3 38 (79.17%) Firewall
4 24 (50.00%) IPsec
4 24 (50.00%) Internet
5 23 (47.92%) Cisco ASA
6 21 (43.75%) Network Security
6 21 (43.75%) LAN
7 18 (37.50%) VLAN
8 17 (35.42%) BGP
8 17 (35.42%) SSL
8 17 (35.42%) MPLS
9 15 (31.25%) WAN
10 14 (29.17%) EIGRP
10 14 (29.17%) Wireless
11 13 (27.08%) TCP/IP
12 11 (22.92%) WLAN
12 11 (22.92%) Cisco ISE
13 10 (20.83%) Cisco PIX
14 8 (16.67%) FWSM
Development Applications
1 1 (2.08%) Ant
General
1 32 (66.67%) Telecoms
2 2 (4.17%) Retail
2 2 (4.17%) Billing
2 2 (4.17%) Back Office
Job Titles
1 31 (64.58%) IP Engineer
2 28 (58.33%) Design Engineer
3 17 (35.42%) Network Engineer
4 15 (31.25%) Security Engineer
5 6 (12.50%) IP Network Engineer
5 6 (12.50%) Network Design Engineer
6 5 (10.42%) Network Design Specialist
6 5 (10.42%) Network Specialist
6 5 (10.42%) Network Security Engineer
7 4 (8.33%) Security Specialist
7 4 (8.33%) Network Security Specialist
8 2 (4.17%) Senior Network Engineer
9 1 (2.08%) Network Analyst
9 1 (2.08%) Analyst
9 1 (2.08%) 3rd Line Network Engineer
Miscellaneous
1 15 (31.25%) SecurID
2 1 (2.08%) NHS
2 1 (2.08%) Management Information System
2 1 (2.08%) Device Driver
Operating Systems
1 14 (29.17%) Linux
2 1 (2.08%) Windows
Processes & Methodologies
1 23 (47.92%) Risk Assessment
2 18 (37.50%) ITIL
3 15 (31.25%) eTOM
4 11 (22.92%) Validation
4 11 (22.92%) Migration
4 11 (22.92%) Demand Forecasting
5 7 (14.58%) Reverse Engineering
6 5 (10.42%) Network Management
6 5 (10.42%) Load Balancing
7 4 (8.33%) Network Design
8 3 (6.25%) Deep Packet Inspection
8 3 (6.25%) Network Monitoring
9 2 (4.17%) WAN Optimisation
9 2 (4.17%) Root Cause Analysis
9 2 (4.17%) Vulnerability Management
9 2 (4.17%) Security Architecture
9 2 (4.17%) Penetration Testing
9 2 (4.17%) Performance Management
9 2 (4.17%) CRM
10 1 (2.08%) Service Management
Qualifications
1 36 (75.00%) Cisco Certification
2 29 (60.42%) CCNP
3 24 (50.00%) Security Cleared
4 23 (47.92%) SC Cleared
5 21 (43.75%) CISSP
6 16 (33.33%) Degree
7 10 (20.83%) CCNA
8 8 (16.67%) CCIE
9 7 (14.58%) BC Cleared
10 4 (8.33%) CCDP
10 4 (8.33%) CCSP
10 4 (8.33%) Check Point Certification
11 1 (2.08%) CCSA
11 1 (2.08%) CCSE
11 1 (2.08%) JNCIP
11 1 (2.08%) CCIP
11 1 (2.08%) DV Cleared
11 1 (2.08%) VCP4
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 19 (39.58%) PCI DSS
System Software
1 3 (6.25%) ProxySG
Systems Management
1 3 (6.25%) FortiGate
2 1 (2.08%) Cacti
Vendors
1 47 (97.92%) Cisco
2 37 (77.08%) CheckPoint
3 21 (43.75%) Juniper
3 21 (43.75%) F5
4 16 (33.33%) Fortinet
4 16 (33.33%) Microsoft
5 15 (31.25%) AlgoSec
5 15 (31.25%) Tufin
6 11 (22.92%) CA
7 6 (12.50%) Nokia
7 6 (12.50%) Radware
7 6 (12.50%) Redback
8 3 (6.25%) Blue Coat
9 2 (4.17%) SolarWinds
9 2 (4.17%) HP
10 1 (2.08%) Nortel
10 1 (2.08%) VMware
10 1 (2.08%) Crossbeam