The first table below looks at the demand for VRRP 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 VRRP over the 3 months to 31 July 2014 with a comparison to the same period in the previous 2 years. The second table is for comparison and provides aggregates for all of the Communications & Networking category for the South East region.

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
31 Jul 2014
Same period 2013 Same period 2012
Virtual Router Redundancy Protocol (VRRP)
Rank 239 234 241
Rank change year-on-year
-5 +7
Contract jobs citing VRRP 5 2 8
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the South East 0.054% 0.024% 0.081%
As % of the Communications & Networking category 0.29% 0.13% 0.39%
Number of daily rates quoted 1 0 0
Average daily rate
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£383 - -
UK excluding London average daily rate £391 £300 £425
% change year-on-year
+30.41% -29.41%
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 0 0
Average hourly rate - - -
UK excluding London average hourly rate - - -
Communications & Networking Category
South East
Contract IT job ads with a match in the
Communications & Networking category
1724 1555 2028
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the South East 18.72% 18.34% 20.47%
Number of daily rates quoted 768 691 566
Average daily rate £338 £342 £330
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
-1.38% +3.71%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £205 £175 £200
10% offered a daily rate of more than £470 £463 £450
UK excluding London average daily rate £338 £325 £325
% change year-on-year
+3.84% -
Number of hourly rates quoted 94 125 192
Average hourly rate £17.50 £25.50 £30.00
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
-31.37% -15.00%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £12.90 £13.15 £14.63
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £46.00 £40.00 £45.00
UK excluding London average hourly rate £20.00 £25.50 £25.00
% change year-on-year
-21.56% +2.00%
VRRP
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VRRP
Jobs Demand Trend in the South East

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

VRRP Jobs Demand Trend in the South East

VRRP
Daily Rate Trend in the South East

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

VRRP Daily Rate Trend in the South East

VRRP
Hourly Rate Trend in the South East

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

VRRP Hourly Rate Trend in the South East

VRRP
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 VRRP within the South East region over the 3 months to 31 July 2014. 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 - - - -
East Sussex - - - -
Hampshire - - - - 1
Kent - - - - 1
VRRP
England

VRRP
Top 30 Related IT Skills in the South East

For the 6 months to 31 July 2014, IT contractor jobs across the South East 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 21 (95.45%) BGP
2 20 (90.91%) VPN
3 18 (81.82%) Ethernet
3 18 (81.82%) MPLS
3 18 (81.82%) LTE
4 17 (77.27%) HSRP
4 17 (77.27%) OSPF
5 15 (68.18%) Huawei
6 14 (63.64%) RSVP
6 14 (63.64%) Telecoms
7 13 (59.09%) Firewall
7 13 (59.09%) Cisco
7 13 (59.09%) Radio Access Network
8 11 (50.00%) Juniper
9 10 (45.45%) VoIP
10 9 (40.91%) IPsec
10 9 (40.91%) Network Design
10 9 (40.91%) 2G
10 9 (40.91%) 3G
10 9 (40.91%) SDH
10 9 (40.91%) UMTS
10 9 (40.91%) ATM
10 9 (40.91%) Ericsson
11 7 (31.82%) Cisco Certification
11 7 (31.82%) VLAN
12 6 (27.27%) Load Balancing
12 6 (27.27%) Capacity Management
12 6 (27.27%) TCP/IP
13 5 (22.73%) Nortel
13 5 (22.73%) Nokia

VRRP
Top Related IT Skills in the South East by Category

For the 6 months to 31 July 2014, IT contractor jobs across the South East 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.

Applications
1 5 (22.73%) MS Office
1 5 (22.73%) MS Excel
Communications & Networking
1 21 (95.45%) BGP
2 20 (90.91%) VPN
3 18 (81.82%) Ethernet
3 18 (81.82%) LTE
3 18 (81.82%) MPLS
4 17 (77.27%) OSPF
4 17 (77.27%) HSRP
5 14 (63.64%) RSVP
6 13 (59.09%) Firewall
6 13 (59.09%) Radio Access Network
7 10 (45.45%) VoIP
8 9 (40.91%) SDH
8 9 (40.91%) UMTS
8 9 (40.91%) ATM
8 9 (40.91%) IPsec
8 9 (40.91%) 2G
8 9 (40.91%) 3G
9 7 (31.82%) VLAN
10 6 (27.27%) TCP/IP
11 5 (22.73%) SNMP
Database & Business Intelligence
1 5 (22.73%) MS Access
General
1 14 (63.64%) Telecoms
2 2 (9.09%) Banking
3 1 (4.55%) Local Government
Job Titles
1 10 (45.45%) Test Engineer
2 9 (40.91%) Network Engineer
3 7 (31.82%) Design Engineer
4 6 (27.27%) Network Design Engineer
4 6 (27.27%) RAN Engineer
5 5 (22.73%) Architect
5 5 (22.73%) Solutions Architect
6 2 (9.09%) Network Security Engineer
6 2 (9.09%) Senior Network Engineer
6 2 (9.09%) Senior Network Security Engineer
6 2 (9.09%) Security Engineer
6 2 (9.09%) Senior Security Engineer
7 1 (4.55%) Cisco Support
7 1 (4.55%) Transmission Engineer
7 1 (4.55%) Transmission Design Engineer
7 1 (4.55%) Cisco Engineer
7 1 (4.55%) Network Support
7 1 (4.55%) Cisco Network Engineer
Operating Systems
1 1 (4.55%) Windows
1 1 (4.55%) Windows Server 2003
1 1 (4.55%) Windows Server 2008
Processes & Methodologies
1 9 (40.91%) Network Design
2 6 (27.27%) Load Balancing
2 6 (27.27%) Capacity Management
3 5 (22.73%) Validation
3 5 (22.73%) Network Management
3 5 (22.73%) Network Architecture
4 3 (13.64%) Capacity Planning
Programming Languages
1 5 (22.73%) SQL
1 5 (22.73%) VB
Qualifications
1 7 (31.82%) Cisco Certification
2 5 (22.73%) CCIE
3 2 (9.09%) CCNA
4 1 (4.55%) CCNP
System Software
1 2 (9.09%) ProxySG
1 2 (9.09%) Snort
2 1 (4.55%) Active Directory
Systems Management
1 5 (22.73%) OPNET
Vendors
1 15 (68.18%) Huawei
2 13 (59.09%) Cisco
3 11 (50.00%) Juniper
4 9 (40.91%) Ericsson
5 5 (22.73%) Nokia
5 5 (22.73%) Radware
5 5 (22.73%) BT
5 5 (22.73%) Nortel
5 5 (22.73%) Redback
5 5 (22.73%) Business Objects
6 4 (18.18%) Nokia Solutions and Networks
6 4 (18.18%) Alcatel-Lucent
6 4 (18.18%) CheckPoint
7 3 (13.64%) F5
8 2 (9.09%) Blue Coat
8 2 (9.09%) Sourcefire
9 1 (4.55%) Mitel