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 1 September 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
1 Sep 2015
Same period 2014 Same period 2013
Routing Information Protocol (RIP)
Rank 261 236 231
Rank change year-on-year
-25 -5
Contract jobs citing RIP 16 17 3
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the South East 0.16% 0.18% 0.034%
As % of the Communications & Networking category 0.88% 0.92% 0.19%
Number of daily rates quoted 4 8 0
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£345 £455 -
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
-24.17% -
UK excluding London average daily rate £433 £455 £290
% change year-on-year
-4.94% +56.89%
Number of hourly rates quoted 5 0 0
Average hourly rate £47.83 - -
UK excluding London average hourly rate £47.83 £40.00 -
% change year-on-year
+19.57% -
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
1821 1846 1612
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the South East 18.11% 19.87% 18.43%
Number of daily rates quoted 985 877 740
Average daily rate £350 £347 £350
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+0.72% -0.72%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £225 £220 £190
10% offered a daily rate of more than £480 £475 £473
UK excluding London average daily rate £350 £338 £325
% change year-on-year
+3.70% +3.84%
Number of hourly rates quoted 126 98 102
Average hourly rate £27.00 £20.50 £22.50
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
+31.70% -8.88%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £13.00 £13.00 £13.50
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £47.83 £50.00 £37.50
UK excluding London average hourly rate £21.53 £22.50 £23.50
% change year-on-year
-4.33% -4.25%

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 1 September 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
Berkshire -11 7 £365 -21.08% 1
Hampshire +6 6 £325 +66.66%
Surrey - 3 £345 - 1
RIP
England

RIP
Top 30 Related IT Skills in the South East

For the 6 months to 1 September 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 23 (100.00%) OSPF
2 21 (91.30%) BGP
3 17 (73.91%) Cisco Certification
4 15 (65.22%) MPLS
5 14 (60.87%) LAN
6 13 (56.52%) WAN
6 13 (56.52%) Cisco
7 11 (47.83%) TCP/IP
7 11 (47.83%) DNS
7 11 (47.83%) Firewall
8 9 (39.13%) VPN
8 9 (39.13%) CCNA
8 9 (39.13%) IPsec
8 9 (39.13%) HSRP
8 9 (39.13%) Data Centre
9 8 (34.78%) CCNP
9 8 (34.78%) SNMP
9 8 (34.78%) Juniper
10 7 (30.43%) Ethernet
10 7 (30.43%) Degree
11 6 (26.09%) SC Cleared
11 6 (26.09%) Security Cleared
11 6 (26.09%) VMware Infrastructure
11 6 (26.09%) Telecoms
11 6 (26.09%) VMware
11 6 (26.09%) Windows
11 6 (26.09%) Active Directory
11 6 (26.09%) EIGRP
11 6 (26.09%) L2TP
12 5 (21.74%) VRRP

RIP
Top Related IT Skills in the South East by Category

For the 6 months to 1 September 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 (8.70%) CMS
Applications
1 1 (4.35%) MS Visio
1 1 (4.35%) MS PowerPoint
Communications & Networking
1 23 (100.00%) OSPF
2 21 (91.30%) BGP
3 15 (65.22%) MPLS
4 14 (60.87%) LAN
5 13 (56.52%) WAN
6 11 (47.83%) TCP/IP
6 11 (47.83%) DNS
6 11 (47.83%) Firewall
7 9 (39.13%) IPsec
7 9 (39.13%) VPN
7 9 (39.13%) HSRP
8 8 (34.78%) SNMP
9 7 (30.43%) Ethernet
10 6 (26.09%) EIGRP
10 6 (26.09%) L2TP
11 5 (21.74%) VRRP
11 5 (21.74%) Network Security
12 4 (17.39%) Cisco ASA
12 4 (17.39%) Cisco PIX
12 4 (17.39%) DHCP
General
1 6 (26.09%) Telecoms
2 2 (8.70%) Games
2 2 (8.70%) Retail
2 2 (8.70%) Billing
3 1 (4.35%) Back Office
Job Titles
1 9 (39.13%) Network Engineer
2 5 (21.74%) IP Engineer
3 3 (13.04%) Infrastructure Engineer
3 3 (13.04%) Security Engineer
3 3 (13.04%) Test Engineer
4 2 (8.70%) IP Network Engineer
4 2 (8.70%) Architect
5 1 (4.35%) Senior Network Specialist
5 1 (4.35%) Implementation Engineer
5 1 (4.35%) Network Implementation Engineer
5 1 (4.35%) Network Architect
5 1 (4.35%) Network Specialist
5 1 (4.35%) Design Engineer
5 1 (4.35%) Senior Network Engineer
5 1 (4.35%) Network Administrator
5 1 (4.35%) Security Specialist
5 1 (4.35%) Senior Test Engineer
5 1 (4.35%) Solutions Architect
5 1 (4.35%) Network Security Engineer
5 1 (4.35%) Administrator
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 2 (8.70%) Silverlight
2 1 (4.35%) 802.1X
Miscellaneous
1 9 (39.13%) Data Centre
2 3 (13.04%) Distributed Denial-of-Service
3 2 (8.70%) Video on Demand
3 2 (8.70%) IPTV
3 2 (8.70%) MPEG
3 2 (8.70%) DTV
3 2 (8.70%) Streaming Video
3 2 (8.70%) STB
4 1 (4.35%) SecurID
4 1 (4.35%) Computer Science
Operating Systems
1 6 (26.09%) Windows
2 2 (8.70%) UNIX
3 1 (4.35%) Linux
Processes & Methodologies
1 3 (13.04%) Performance Management
2 2 (8.70%) Load Balancing
2 2 (8.70%) Agile Software Development
2 2 (8.70%) Network Design
2 2 (8.70%) CRM
2 2 (8.70%) DRM
2 2 (8.70%) Validation
2 2 (8.70%) Migration
2 2 (8.70%) Scrum
2 2 (8.70%) Video Processing
2 2 (8.70%) Deep Packet Inspection
2 2 (8.70%) DDoS Mitigation
3 1 (4.35%) ITIL
3 1 (4.35%) Network Architecture
3 1 (4.35%) Network Management
3 1 (4.35%) Capacity Management
3 1 (4.35%) Risk Assessment
3 1 (4.35%) Service Delivery
3 1 (4.35%) Configuration Management
3 1 (4.35%) Network Planning
Programming Languages
1 1 (4.35%) C
Qualifications
1 17 (73.91%) Cisco Certification
2 9 (39.13%) CCNA
3 8 (34.78%) CCNP
4 7 (30.43%) Degree
5 6 (26.09%) SC Cleared
5 6 (26.09%) Security Cleared
6 4 (17.39%) CCIE
7 3 (13.04%) CCDP
7 3 (13.04%) CISSP
7 3 (13.04%) CCSE
8 2 (8.70%) BC Cleared
8 2 (8.70%) CCSA
9 1 (4.35%) Check Point Certification
9 1 (4.35%) CCSP
9 1 (4.35%) JNCIP
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 2 (8.70%) PCI DSS
System Software
1 6 (26.09%) Active Directory
1 6 (26.09%) VMware Infrastructure
2 2 (8.70%) ProxySG
Systems Management
1 2 (8.70%) FortiGate
2 1 (4.35%) Iperf
2 1 (4.35%) HP Quality Center
Vendors
1 13 (56.52%) Cisco
2 8 (34.78%) Juniper
3 6 (26.09%) VMware
4 5 (21.74%) CheckPoint
4 5 (21.74%) F5
5 3 (13.04%) Fortinet
5 3 (13.04%) HP
6 2 (8.70%) Adobe
6 2 (8.70%) Apple
6 2 (8.70%) ProCurve
6 2 (8.70%) Blue Coat
6 2 (8.70%) Radware
6 2 (8.70%) Aerohive Networks
6 2 (8.70%) Tektronix
7 1 (4.35%) Tufin
7 1 (4.35%) AlgoSec
7 1 (4.35%) Redback
7 1 (4.35%) Brocade
7 1 (4.35%) Riverbed
7 1 (4.35%) Nokia