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 27 May 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 May 2015
Same period 2014 Same period 2013
Routing Information Protocol (RIP)
Rank 252 241 231
Rank change year-on-year
-11 -10
Contract jobs citing RIP 8 2 1
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the South East 0.085% 0.022% 0.012%
As % of the Communications & Networking category 0.43% 0.12% 0.066%
Number of daily rates quoted 1 0 0
Average daily rate
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£230 - -
UK excluding London average daily rate £296 £300 £300
% change year-on-year
-1.25% -
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
1844 1615 1504
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the South East 19.53% 18.07% 18.75%
Number of daily rates quoted 893 701 612
Average daily rate £365 £325 £325
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+12.30% -
90% offered a daily rate of more than £175 £175 £175
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 99 162
Average hourly rate £34.00 £19.00 £25.00
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
+78.94% -24.00%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £15.50 £13.00 £13.00
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £40.00 £45.00 £42.50
UK excluding London average hourly rate £26.00 £18.00 £22.00
% change year-on-year
+44.44% -18.18%

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 27 May 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 +6 8 £230 - 5
RIP
England

RIP
Top 30 Related IT Skills in the South East

For the 6 months to 27 May 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 32 (100.00%) OSPF
2 29 (90.63%) Cisco
3 26 (81.25%) VPN
3 26 (81.25%) Cisco Certification
4 24 (75.00%) Telecoms
5 21 (65.63%) Firewall
5 21 (65.63%) CCNP
6 20 (62.50%) CheckPoint
7 16 (50.00%) Security Cleared
7 16 (50.00%) Cisco ASA
7 16 (50.00%) IPsec
7 16 (50.00%) Internet
7 16 (50.00%) MPLS
7 16 (50.00%) LAN
8 15 (46.88%) CISSP
8 15 (46.88%) BGP
8 15 (46.88%) SC Cleared
9 13 (40.63%) PCI DSS
9 13 (40.63%) Juniper
10 12 (37.50%) WAN
10 12 (37.50%) Network Security
10 12 (37.50%) F5
11 11 (34.38%) Risk Assessment
11 11 (34.38%) TCP/IP
11 11 (34.38%) Wireless
11 11 (34.38%) Validation
12 10 (31.25%) EIGRP
12 10 (31.25%) SNMP
12 10 (31.25%) ITIL
12 10 (31.25%) Degree

RIP
Top Related IT Skills in the South East by Category

For the 6 months to 27 May 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 (6.25%) CMS
Applications
1 1 (3.13%) MS Visio
1 1 (3.13%) MS PowerPoint
Communications & Networking
1 32 (100.00%) OSPF
2 26 (81.25%) VPN
3 21 (65.63%) Firewall
4 16 (50.00%) IPsec
4 16 (50.00%) MPLS
4 16 (50.00%) Internet
4 16 (50.00%) LAN
4 16 (50.00%) Cisco ASA
5 15 (46.88%) BGP
6 12 (37.50%) WAN
6 12 (37.50%) Network Security
7 11 (34.38%) TCP/IP
7 11 (34.38%) Wireless
8 10 (31.25%) EIGRP
8 10 (31.25%) SNMP
9 9 (28.13%) WLAN
9 9 (28.13%) SSL
9 9 (28.13%) VLAN
9 9 (28.13%) Cisco ISE
10 8 (25.00%) Ethernet
General
1 24 (75.00%) Telecoms
2 2 (6.25%) Games
2 2 (6.25%) Retail
2 2 (6.25%) Billing
3 1 (3.13%) Back Office
Job Titles
1 19 (59.38%) IP Engineer
2 14 (43.75%) Design Engineer
3 9 (28.13%) Network Engineer
4 7 (21.88%) Security Engineer
5 5 (15.63%) Network Design Specialist
5 5 (15.63%) Network Specialist
5 5 (15.63%) IP Network Engineer
6 4 (12.50%) Network Security Specialist
6 4 (12.50%) Security Specialist
7 3 (9.38%) Test Engineer
8 2 (6.25%) Network Design Engineer
9 1 (3.13%) 3rd Line Network Engineer
9 1 (3.13%) Architect
9 1 (3.13%) Network Security Engineer
9 1 (3.13%) Senior Test Engineer
9 1 (3.13%) Network Architect
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 2 (6.25%) Silverlight
Miscellaneous
1 10 (31.25%) Data Centre
2 9 (28.13%) SecurID
3 2 (6.25%) IPTV
3 2 (6.25%) Video on Demand
3 2 (6.25%) Distributed Denial-of-Service
3 2 (6.25%) MPEG
3 2 (6.25%) DTV
3 2 (6.25%) Streaming Video
3 2 (6.25%) STB
4 1 (3.13%) Computer Science
Operating Systems
1 8 (25.00%) Linux
2 2 (6.25%) UNIX
Processes & Methodologies
1 11 (34.38%) Validation
1 11 (34.38%) Risk Assessment
2 10 (31.25%) ITIL
3 9 (28.13%) eTOM
4 8 (25.00%) Migration
5 5 (15.63%) Load Balancing
5 5 (15.63%) Reverse Engineering
6 4 (12.50%) Network Management
6 4 (12.50%) Demand Forecasting
7 3 (9.38%) Network Design
8 2 (6.25%) Video Processing
8 2 (6.25%) Scrum
8 2 (6.25%) Agile Software Development
8 2 (6.25%) CRM
8 2 (6.25%) DRM
8 2 (6.25%) Deep Packet Inspection
8 2 (6.25%) DDoS Mitigation
8 2 (6.25%) Root Cause Analysis
8 2 (6.25%) Capacity Management
8 2 (6.25%) Performance Management
Qualifications
1 26 (81.25%) Cisco Certification
2 21 (65.63%) CCNP
3 16 (50.00%) Security Cleared
4 15 (46.88%) SC Cleared
4 15 (46.88%) CISSP
5 10 (31.25%) Degree
6 8 (25.00%) CCNA
7 6 (18.75%) BC Cleared
7 6 (18.75%) CCIE
8 5 (15.63%) CCDP
9 4 (12.50%) CCSP
9 4 (12.50%) Check Point Certification
10 2 (6.25%) CCSA
10 2 (6.25%) CCSE
11 1 (3.13%) JNCIP
11 1 (3.13%) CCIP
11 1 (3.13%) DV Cleared
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 13 (40.63%) PCI DSS
System Software
1 2 (6.25%) ProxySG
Systems Management
1 9 (28.13%) TrustSec
2 2 (6.25%) FortiGate
3 1 (3.13%) Iperf
3 1 (3.13%) Cacti
3 1 (3.13%) HP Quality Center
Vendors
1 29 (90.63%) Cisco
2 20 (62.50%) CheckPoint
3 13 (40.63%) Juniper
4 12 (37.50%) F5
5 9 (28.13%) AlgoSec
5 9 (28.13%) Tufin
5 9 (28.13%) CA
5 9 (28.13%) Microsoft
5 9 (28.13%) Fortinet
6 4 (12.50%) Radware
6 4 (12.50%) Redback
6 4 (12.50%) Nokia
7 2 (6.25%) Apple
7 2 (6.25%) Adobe
7 2 (6.25%) Blue Coat
7 2 (6.25%) Tektronix
8 1 (3.13%) Brocade
8 1 (3.13%) Crossbeam
8 1 (3.13%) Riverbed
8 1 (3.13%) SolarWinds