The table below looks at the statistics for EIGRP skills in IT contracts advertised across the UK. Included is a guide to the average contractor rates offered in IT contracts that have cited EIGRP over the 3 months to 31 July 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
31 Jul 2015
Same period 2014 Same period 2013
Enhanced Interior Gateway Routing Protocol (EIGRP)
Rank 435 503 479
Rank change year-on-year
+68 -24
Contract jobs citing EIGRP 187 108 100
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the UK 0.33% 0.20% 0.20%
As % of the Communications & Networking category 2.39% 1.41% 1.43%
Number of daily rates quoted 116 73 65
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£377 £375 £325
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+0.40% +15.38%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £256 £225 £267
10% offered a daily rate of more than £500 £488 £395
UK excluding London average daily rate £375 £350 £325
% change year-on-year
+7.14% +7.69%
Number of hourly rates quoted 4 3 1
Average hourly rate £41.25 £40.00 £17.00
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
+3.12% +135.29%
UK excluding London average hourly rate £27.25 £40.00 £17.00
% change year-on-year
-31.87% +135.29%

The following table is for comparison with the above and provides statistics for the entire Communications & Networking category in contract jobs advertised across the UK.

Communications & Networking Category
UK
Contract IT job ads with a match in the
Communications & Networking category
7831 7646 6987
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the UK 13.77% 13.99% 13.67%
Number of daily rates quoted 4478 4078 3617
Average daily rate £375 £360 £350
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+4.16% +2.85%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £225 £210 £198
10% offered a daily rate of more than £500 £500 £488
UK excluding London average daily rate £350 £336 £320
% change year-on-year
+4.27% +4.88%
Number of hourly rates quoted 477 416 465
Average hourly rate £21.50 £20.00 £25.00
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
+7.50% -20.00%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £12.35 £12.00 £13.50
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £47.83 £42.50 £42.50
UK excluding London average hourly rate £21.76 £20.00 £25.50
% change year-on-year
+8.81% -21.56%

EIGRP
Jobs Demand Trend

This chart provides the 3-month moving total of IT contractor jobs citing EIGRP within the UK as a proportion of the total demand within the Communications & Networking category.

EIGRP Jobs Demand Trend in the UK

EIGRP
Daily Rate Trend

This chart provides the 3-month moving average for daily rates quoted in IT contract jobs citing EIGRP within the UK.

EIGRP Daily Rate Trend in the UK

EIGRP
Daily Rate Histogram

This chart provides a histogram of daily rates quoted in contract IT jobs citing EIGRP within the UK over the 3 months to 31 July 2015.

EIGRP Daily Rate Histogram in the UK

EIGRP
Hourly Rate Trend

This chart provides the 3-month moving average for hourly rates quoted in IT contractor jobs citing EIGRP within the UK.

EIGRP Hourly Rate Trend in the UK

EIGRP
Hourly Rate Histogram

This chart provides a histogram of hourly rates quoted in contract IT jobs citing EIGRP within the UK over the 3 months to 31 July 2015.

EIGRP Hourly Rate Histogram in the UK

EIGRP
Top 30 Contract Locations

The table below looks at the demand and provides a guide to the average contractor rates quoted in IT jobs citing EIGRP within the UK over the 3 months to 31 July 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
England +44 176 £376 +0.20% 35
London +37 103 £425 +6.25% 18
South East +18 35 £375 +31.57% 8
City of London -4 26 £425 +30.76% 5
North West -16 17 £375 - 2
Hampshire +3 14 £450 +130.76% 1
Merseyside - 10 £375 -
Berkshire - 8 £363 - 3
South West -15 6 £276 -33.03% 1
Yorkshire -23 6 £375 +15.38% 2
Leeds -24 5 £375 +15.38% 1
West Yorkshire -25 5 £375 +15.38% 1
West Midlands - 5 £315 - 1
Wiltshire +2 4 - - 1
Surrey +1 4 £375 - 2
West Sussex - 4 £338 -
Buckinghamshire - 4 £425 -
Crawley - 4 £338 -
Reading - 4 £495 - 2
Birmingham - 4 £333 -
East of England -2 3 £600 +86.04% 1
Manchester -12 3 £200 - 2
Marlow - 3 - -
Hook - 3 £350 -
Swansea +2 2 £460 +8.23%
West Wales -1 2 £460 +8.23%
Gloucestershire -1 2 £276 -15.00%
Wales -2 2 £460 +8.23%
Cheltenham -5 2 £276 -15.00%
Basingstoke -8 2 £400 -

EIGRP
Top 30 Related IT Skills

For the 6 months to 31 July 2015, IT contractor jobs within the UK citing EIGRP 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 EIGRP.

1 302 (92.07%) Cisco
2 295 (89.94%) BGP
3 243 (74.09%) OSPF
4 210 (64.02%) Cisco Certification
5 205 (62.50%) WAN
6 204 (62.20%) Firewall
7 177 (53.96%) LAN
8 160 (48.78%) CCNP
8 160 (48.78%) MPLS
9 159 (48.48%) Cisco ASA
10 133 (40.55%) Wireless
11 120 (36.59%) VPN
12 115 (35.06%) TCP/IP
13 107 (32.62%) CheckPoint
14 106 (32.32%) DNS
15 96 (29.27%) Network Security
16 94 (28.66%) IPsec
17 88 (26.83%) VLAN
18 84 (25.61%) Data Centre
19 83 (25.30%) HSRP
19 83 (25.30%) CCNA
20 79 (24.09%) F5
21 77 (23.48%) Finance
22 76 (23.17%) DHCP
23 74 (22.56%) Juniper
23 74 (22.56%) Cisco Nexus
24 67 (20.43%) CCIE
24 67 (20.43%) Windows
25 66 (20.12%) VoIP
25 66 (20.12%) SolarWinds

EIGRP
Top Related IT Skills by Category

For the 6 months to 31 July 2015, IT contractor jobs within the UK citing EIGRP 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 EIGRP. Up to 20 skills are shown per category.

Application Platforms
1 10 (3.05%) IIS
2 6 (1.83%) Apache
2 6 (1.83%) Lync
3 5 (1.52%) MediaWiki
3 5 (1.52%) nginx
3 5 (1.52%) Confluence
4 3 (0.91%) SharePoint
5 2 (0.61%) MS Exchange
6 1 (0.30%) BizTalk Server
6 1 (0.30%) Exchange Server 2003
6 1 (0.30%) Tomcat
Applications
1 10 (3.05%) MS Excel
2 8 (2.44%) MS PowerPoint
3 6 (1.83%) MS Visio
4 5 (1.52%) MS Office
Business Applications
1 1 (0.30%) SAP Oil and Gas
Cloud Services
1 10 (3.05%) SaaS
2 3 (0.91%) Office 365
3 1 (0.30%) Mimecast
3 1 (0.30%) Microsoft Azure
Communications & Networking
1 295 (89.94%) BGP
2 243 (74.09%) OSPF
3 205 (62.50%) WAN
4 204 (62.20%) Firewall
5 177 (53.96%) LAN
6 160 (48.78%) MPLS
7 159 (48.48%) Cisco ASA
8 133 (40.55%) Wireless
9 120 (36.59%) VPN
10 115 (35.06%) TCP/IP
11 106 (32.32%) DNS
12 96 (29.27%) Network Security
13 94 (28.66%) IPsec
14 88 (26.83%) VLAN
15 83 (25.30%) HSRP
16 76 (23.17%) DHCP
17 74 (22.56%) Cisco Nexus
18 66 (20.12%) VoIP
19 65 (19.82%) Spanning Tree
20 61 (18.60%) Ethernet
Database & Business Intelligence
1 10 (3.05%) SQL Server
2 8 (2.44%) Oracle Database
3 5 (1.52%) PostgreSQL
3 5 (1.52%) MySQL
4 4 (1.22%) Relational Database
5 1 (0.30%) SQL Server 2008
Development Applications
1 15 (4.57%) VSS/SourceSafe
2 5 (1.52%) Subversion
2 5 (1.52%) JIRA
2 5 (1.52%) Git (software)
2 5 (1.52%) Hudson
2 5 (1.52%) Jenkins
3 1 (0.30%) Ant
3 1 (0.30%) GCC
General
1 77 (23.48%) Finance
2 59 (17.99%) Telecoms
3 27 (8.23%) Banking
4 20 (6.10%) Multimedia
5 9 (2.74%) Investment Banking
5 9 (2.74%) Retail
6 6 (1.83%) Financial Institution
7 4 (1.22%) Legal
7 4 (1.22%) Manufacturing
8 2 (0.61%) Dutch Language
9 1 (0.30%) Marketing
9 1 (0.30%) Publishing
9 1 (0.30%) Games
9 1 (0.30%) Military
9 1 (0.30%) Back Office
9 1 (0.30%) Electronics
Job Titles
1 209 (63.72%) Network Engineer
2 43 (13.11%) Senior Network Engineer
3 34 (10.37%) Cisco Engineer
4 24 (7.32%) Security Engineer
5 23 (7.01%) Cisco Network Engineer
5 23 (7.01%) Network Security Engineer
5 23 (7.01%) Consultant
6 21 (6.40%) Architect
7 18 (5.49%) Network Consultant
8 13 (3.96%) Design Engineer
8 13 (3.96%) Network Specialist
8 13 (3.96%) Network Design Engineer
9 12 (3.66%) Network Architect
10 10 (3.05%) Network Support
10 10 (3.05%) Support Engineer
10 10 (3.05%) Avaya Engineer
11 9 (2.74%) Project Manager
11 9 (2.74%) Network Support Engineer
11 9 (2.74%) Infrastructure Engineer
11 9 (2.74%) Communications Engineer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 53 (16.16%) 802.1X
2 4 (1.22%) LAMP
3 3 (0.91%) XMPP
3 3 (0.91%) CSS
4 1 (0.30%) Middleware
4 1 (0.30%) OCX
4 1 (0.30%) HTML
Miscellaneous
1 84 (25.61%) Data Centre
2 29 (8.84%) PKI
3 17 (5.18%) IVR
4 14 (4.27%) Clustering
5 11 (3.35%) EMC VNX
5 11 (3.35%) Distributed Denial-of-Service
6 10 (3.05%) Enterprise Software
6 10 (3.05%) Computer Science
7 8 (2.44%) Celerra
7 8 (2.44%) Replication
7 8 (2.44%) Management Information System
7 8 (2.44%) Analytical Skills
8 6 (1.83%) Cryptography
9 5 (1.52%) NHS
9 5 (1.52%) Wiki
10 3 (0.91%) BBC
10 3 (0.91%) e-Health
11 2 (0.61%) Life Science
11 2 (0.61%) FMCG
11 2 (0.61%) DataPower
Operating Systems
1 67 (20.43%) Windows
2 40 (12.20%) Linux
3 32 (9.76%) UNIX
4 16 (4.88%) Windows Server 2003
5 10 (3.05%) Solaris
6 7 (2.13%) Windows 2000
6 7 (2.13%) Windows XP
7 5 (1.52%) Debian
7 5 (1.52%) Ubuntu
7 5 (1.52%) CentOS
8 4 (1.22%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
8 4 (1.22%) Windows Server 2008
9 1 (0.30%) Windows Server 2012
9 1 (0.30%) Mac OS X
9 1 (0.30%) HPUX
Processes & Methodologies
1 63 (19.21%) Load Balancing
2 51 (15.55%) Network Management
3 42 (12.80%) ITIL
4 39 (11.89%) Network Design
5 34 (10.37%) Migration
6 27 (8.23%) Capacity Planning
7 22 (6.71%) Network Monitoring
8 21 (6.40%) Disaster Recovery
9 18 (5.49%) Kalman Filter
10 16 (4.88%) Service Delivery
11 15 (4.57%) Project Management
12 14 (4.27%) Configuration Management
12 14 (4.27%) Network Architecture
12 14 (4.27%) Change Control
13 13 (3.96%) Performance Management
14 11 (3.35%) WAN Optimisation
14 11 (3.35%) Low Latency
14 11 (3.35%) Information Security
14 11 (3.35%) Enterprise Architecture
15 10 (3.05%) Business Continuity
Programming Languages
1 14 (4.27%) Lisp
2 11 (3.35%) SQL
2 11 (3.35%) VB
3 8 (2.44%) Perl
4 6 (1.83%) Ruby
5 5 (1.52%) Bash Shell
5 5 (1.52%) PHP
6 4 (1.22%) Java
7 3 (0.91%) JavaScript
7 3 (0.91%) Python
8 2 (0.61%) Tcl
8 2 (0.61%) VBScript
8 2 (0.61%) Shell Script
Qualifications
1 210 (64.02%) Cisco Certification
2 160 (48.78%) CCNP
3 83 (25.30%) CCNA
4 67 (20.43%) CCIE
5 34 (10.37%) Security Cleared
6 26 (7.93%) Degree
7 23 (7.01%) SC Cleared
7 23 (7.01%) CCSA
8 19 (5.79%) CCSE
9 18 (5.49%) CCIP
9 18 (5.49%) CCDP
10 14 (4.27%) DV Cleared
11 8 (2.44%) CCDA
12 6 (1.83%) CISSP
12 6 (1.83%) BC Cleared
12 6 (1.83%) JNCIS
13 5 (1.52%) VMware Certified Professional (VCP)
14 4 (1.22%) JNCIA
14 4 (1.22%) PRINCE2 Certification
14 4 (1.22%) CCSP
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 7 (2.13%) SLA
2 6 (1.83%) QA
3 3 (0.91%) JSP 440
3 3 (0.91%) PCI DSS
4 2 (0.61%) COBIT
5 1 (0.30%) Sarbanes-Oxley
5 1 (0.30%) ISO/IEC 27001
System Software
1 41 (12.50%) VMware Infrastructure
2 12 (3.66%) VMware ESX
3 11 (3.35%) Hyper-V
4 10 (3.05%) Active Directory
5 9 (2.74%) XenApp
6 8 (2.44%) EMC RecoverPoint
6 8 (2.44%) Terminal Services
7 7 (2.13%) vSphere
8 5 (1.52%) iptables
8 5 (1.52%) XenServer
8 5 (1.52%) Samba
8 5 (1.52%) Postfix
9 3 (0.91%) ProxySG
9 3 (0.91%) VMware ESXi
10 2 (0.61%) VirtualBox
10 2 (0.61%) NFS
11 1 (0.30%) XenDesktop
11 1 (0.30%) DFS Replication
11 1 (0.30%) Firmware
Systems Management
1 41 (12.50%) Cisco CUCM
2 18 (5.49%) CiscoWorks
3 10 (3.05%) OpenView
3 10 (3.05%) Cisco IPCC
4 9 (2.74%) OPNET
4 9 (2.74%) AirWatch
5 8 (2.44%) Cisco UCCE
6 7 (2.13%) NetCrunch
6 7 (2.13%) FortiGate
7 5 (1.52%) CA Spectrum
7 5 (1.52%) Puppet
7 5 (1.52%) ZABBIX
7 5 (1.52%) WhatsUp Gold
7 5 (1.52%) SolarWinds Orion
8 4 (1.22%) EMC NetWorker
8 4 (1.22%) Opscode Chef
8 4 (1.22%) Salt
9 3 (0.91%) Cacti
10 2 (0.61%) Cisco UCCX
10 2 (0.61%) Nagios
Vendors
1 302 (92.07%) Cisco
2 107 (32.62%) CheckPoint
3 79 (24.09%) F5
4 74 (22.56%) Juniper
5 66 (20.12%) SolarWinds
6 57 (17.38%) Aruba
7 49 (14.94%) VMware
8 47 (14.33%) HP
9 30 (9.15%) Citrix
10 29 (8.84%) Microsoft
11 28 (8.54%) Blue Coat
12 23 (7.01%) Nortel
13 21 (6.40%) Infoblox
14 20 (6.10%) Avaya
15 18 (5.49%) Riverbed
16 17 (5.18%) Fortinet
17 12 (3.66%) TippingPoint
17 12 (3.66%) EMC
17 12 (3.66%) Websense
17 12 (3.66%) BT
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