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 24 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
24 Apr 2015
Same period 2014 Same period 2013
Routing Information Protocol (RIP)
Rank 242 244 229
Rank change year-on-year
+2 -15
Contract jobs citing RIP 14 5 5
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the South East 0.14% 0.053% 0.059%
As % of the Communications & Networking category 0.70% 0.30% 0.30%
Number of daily rates quoted 2 2 0
Average daily rate
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£425 £220 -
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+93.18% -
UK excluding London average daily rate £375 £215 £313
% change year-on-year
+74.41% -31.20%
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 South East region.

Communications & Networking Category
South East
Contract IT job ads with a match in the
Communications & Networking category
2010 1694 1667
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the South East 20.08% 17.91% 19.56%
Number of daily rates quoted 976 751 694
Average daily rate £350 £325 £316
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+7.56% +2.88%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £190 £175 £191
10% offered a daily rate of more than £500 £475 £475
UK excluding London average daily rate £340 £338 £315
% change year-on-year
+0.74% +7.14%
Number of hourly rates quoted 102 116 161
Average hourly rate £36.00 £21.13 £22.69
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
+70.41% -6.89%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £15.50 £13.50 £12.09
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £42.50 £57.00 £37.50
UK excluding London average hourly rate £30.00 £20.00 £22.50
% change year-on-year
+50.00% -11.11%

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 24 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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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 +4 14 £425 +93.18% 7
RIP
England

RIP
Top 30 Related IT Skills in the South East

For the 6 months to 24 April 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 45 (97.83%) OSPF
2 44 (95.65%) Cisco
3 40 (86.96%) VPN
4 36 (78.26%) Cisco Certification
5 35 (76.09%) Firewall
6 34 (73.91%) CheckPoint
7 32 (69.57%) Telecoms
8 30 (65.22%) CCNP
9 24 (52.17%) Security Cleared
9 24 (52.17%) Internet
10 23 (50.00%) CISSP
10 23 (50.00%) SC Cleared
10 23 (50.00%) IPsec
11 22 (47.83%) Risk Assessment
12 21 (45.65%) Cisco ASA
13 20 (43.48%) Network Security
13 20 (43.48%) F5
14 19 (41.30%) PCI DSS
14 19 (41.30%) LAN
15 18 (39.13%) Juniper
16 17 (36.96%) MPLS
16 17 (36.96%) BGP
17 16 (34.78%) ITIL
17 16 (34.78%) Microsoft
17 16 (34.78%) SSL
17 16 (34.78%) Fortinet
18 15 (32.61%) VLAN
18 15 (32.61%) Degree
18 15 (32.61%) Tufin
18 15 (32.61%) SecurID

RIP
Top Related IT Skills in the South East by Category

For the 6 months to 24 April 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.

Application Platforms
1 2 (4.35%) CMS
Applications
1 2 (4.35%) MS Excel
Communications & Networking
1 45 (97.83%) OSPF
2 40 (86.96%) VPN
3 35 (76.09%) Firewall
4 24 (52.17%) Internet
5 23 (50.00%) IPsec
6 21 (45.65%) Cisco ASA
7 20 (43.48%) Network Security
8 19 (41.30%) LAN
9 17 (36.96%) MPLS
9 17 (36.96%) BGP
10 16 (34.78%) SSL
11 15 (32.61%) VLAN
12 14 (30.43%) WAN
13 13 (28.26%) TCP/IP
13 13 (28.26%) Wireless
14 12 (26.09%) EIGRP
15 11 (23.91%) WLAN
15 11 (23.91%) Cisco ISE
16 9 (19.57%) SNMP
16 9 (19.57%) Cisco PIX
Development Applications
1 1 (2.17%) Ant
General
1 32 (69.57%) Telecoms
2 2 (4.35%) Games
2 2 (4.35%) Billing
2 2 (4.35%) Retail
3 1 (2.17%) Back Office
Job Titles
1 29 (63.04%) IP Engineer
2 26 (56.52%) Design Engineer
3 16 (34.78%) Network Engineer
4 15 (32.61%) Security Engineer
5 6 (13.04%) IP Network Engineer
5 6 (13.04%) Network Design Engineer
6 5 (10.87%) Network Specialist
6 5 (10.87%) Network Design Specialist
6 5 (10.87%) Network Security Engineer
7 4 (8.70%) Network Security Specialist
7 4 (8.70%) Security Specialist
8 2 (4.35%) Test Engineer
9 1 (2.17%) 3rd Line Network Engineer
9 1 (2.17%) Senior Test Engineer
9 1 (2.17%) Senior Network Engineer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 2 (4.35%) Silverlight
Miscellaneous
1 15 (32.61%) SecurID
2 2 (4.35%) MPEG
2 2 (4.35%) DTV
2 2 (4.35%) IPTV
2 2 (4.35%) Streaming Video
2 2 (4.35%) STB
2 2 (4.35%) Video on Demand
3 1 (2.17%) Device Driver
3 1 (2.17%) NHS
Operating Systems
1 13 (28.26%) Linux
2 2 (4.35%) UNIX
3 1 (2.17%) Windows
Processes & Methodologies
1 22 (47.83%) Risk Assessment
2 16 (34.78%) ITIL
3 15 (32.61%) eTOM
4 13 (28.26%) Validation
5 11 (23.91%) Demand Forecasting
6 10 (21.74%) Migration
7 6 (13.04%) Reverse Engineering
8 4 (8.70%) Load Balancing
8 4 (8.70%) Network Management
9 3 (6.52%) Deep Packet Inspection
9 3 (6.52%) Network Design
10 2 (4.35%) CRM
10 2 (4.35%) DRM
10 2 (4.35%) Scrum
10 2 (4.35%) Agile Software Development
10 2 (4.35%) Performance Management
10 2 (4.35%) Video Processing
10 2 (4.35%) Root Cause Analysis
11 1 (2.17%) Security Architecture
11 1 (2.17%) Network Monitoring
Qualifications
1 36 (78.26%) Cisco Certification
2 30 (65.22%) CCNP
3 24 (52.17%) Security Cleared
4 23 (50.00%) CISSP
4 23 (50.00%) SC Cleared
5 15 (32.61%) Degree
6 10 (21.74%) CCNA
7 7 (15.22%) BC Cleared
8 6 (13.04%) CCIE
9 4 (8.70%) Check Point Certification
9 4 (8.70%) CCSP
9 4 (8.70%) CCDP
10 3 (6.52%) CCSA
10 3 (6.52%) CCSE
11 1 (2.17%) DV Cleared
11 1 (2.17%) JNCIP
11 1 (2.17%) CCIP
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 19 (41.30%) PCI DSS
System Software
1 3 (6.52%) ProxySG
Systems Management
1 3 (6.52%) FortiGate
2 1 (2.17%) Cacti
Vendors
1 44 (95.65%) Cisco
2 34 (73.91%) CheckPoint
3 20 (43.48%) F5
4 18 (39.13%) Juniper
5 16 (34.78%) Microsoft
5 16 (34.78%) Fortinet
6 15 (32.61%) Tufin
6 15 (32.61%) AlgoSec
7 11 (23.91%) CA
8 4 (8.70%) Radware
8 4 (8.70%) Nokia
8 4 (8.70%) Redback
9 3 (6.52%) Blue Coat
10 2 (4.35%) Adobe
10 2 (4.35%) Apple
10 2 (4.35%) Tektronix
11 1 (2.17%) SolarWinds
11 1 (2.17%) Crossbeam
11 1 (2.17%) VMware
11 1 (2.17%) HP