The table below looks at the statistics for RIP skills in IT contracts advertised across the UK. Included is a guide to the contractor rates offered in IT contracts that have cited RIP over the 3 months to 25 June 2016 with a comparison to the same period over 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.

3 months to
25 Jun 2016
Same period 2015 Same period 2014
Routing Information Protocol (RIP)
Rank 613 607 589
Rank change year-on-year
-6 -18
Contract jobs citing RIP 29 26 37
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the UK 0.055% 0.046% 0.068%
As % of the Communications & Networking category 0.34% 0.32% 0.51%
Number of daily rates quoted 6 17 22
Median daily rate £425 £363 £338
Median daily rate % change year-on-year
+17.24% +7.40%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £319 £230 £225
10% offered a daily rate of more than £500 £425 £484
UK excluding London median daily rate £350 £296 £300
% change year-on-year
+18.14% -1.25%
Number of hourly rates quoted 9 1 1
Median hourly rate £47.83 £40.00 £30.00
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year
+19.57% +33.33%
UK excluding London median hourly rate £47.83 £40.00 -
% change year-on-year
+19.57% -

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
8583 8083 7308
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the UK 16.18% 14.43% 13.51%
Number of daily rates quoted 5212 4558 3902
Median daily rate £390 £360 £350
Median daily rate % change year-on-year
+8.33% +2.85%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £240 £213 £200
10% offered a daily rate of more than £550 £500 £500
UK excluding London median daily rate £365 £340 £325
% change year-on-year
+7.35% +4.61%
Number of hourly rates quoted 419 478 409
Median hourly rate £28.50 £23.50 £19.00
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year
+21.27% +23.68%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £12.90 £13.00 £11.50
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £47.83 £45.00 £40.50
UK excluding London median hourly rate £31.50 £25.33 £18.00
% change year-on-year
+24.35% +40.72%

RIP
Jobs Demand Trend

The demand trend of contract jobs citing RIP as a proportion of all IT contracts with a match in the Communications & Networking category.

RIP Jobs Demand Trend in the UK

RIP
Daily Rate Trend

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

RIP Daily Rate Trend in the UK

RIP
Daily Rate Histogram

This chart provides a histogram of daily rates quoted in contract IT jobs citing RIP within the UK over the 3 months to 25 June 2016.

RIP Daily Rate Histogram in the UK

RIP
Hourly Rate Trend

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

RIP Hourly Rate Trend in the UK

RIP
Hourly Rate Histogram

This chart provides a histogram of hourly rates quoted in contract IT jobs citing RIP within the UK over the 3 months to 25 June 2016.

RIP Hourly Rate Histogram in the UK

RIP
Top 18 Contract Locations

The table below looks at the demand and provides a guide to the median contractor rates quoted in IT jobs citing RIP within the UK over the 3 months to 25 June 2016. 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
(Click see detailed
statistics and trends)
Rank Change
on Same Period
Last Year
Matching
Contract
IT Job Ads
Median
Daily Rate
Last 3 Months
Median Daily Rate
% Change
on Same Period
Last Year
Live
Job
Vacancies
England 0 26 £500 +37.93% 7
South East +15 16 £288 +25.00% 3
Berkshire -2 9 £288 +25.00% 1
Hampshire - 7 - - 1
Portsmouth - 7 - -
South West +8 5 £350 -
Wiltshire -5 5 £350 -
London +1 4 £500 +25.00% 1
Reading 0 4 - -
City of London +27 2 £500 +48.14%
Malmesbury - 2 - -
Swindon -2 1 - -
Wokingham - 1 £288 -
Bedfordshire - 1 - -
Edinburgh - 1 £350 -
Luton - 1 - -
Scotland - 1 £350 -
East of England - 1 - - 1

RIP
Top 30 Related IT Skills

For the 6 months to 25 June 2016, IT contractor jobs citing RIP also mentioned the following skills in order of popularity. The figures indicate the number co-occurrences and its proportion to all contract ads with a requirement for RIP.

1 42 (87.50%) BGP
2 41 (85.42%) OSPF
3 29 (60.42%) Cisco
4 28 (58.33%) Cisco Certification
5 25 (52.08%) LAN
6 24 (50.00%) MPLS
7 22 (45.83%) TCP/IP
7 22 (45.83%) WAN
8 21 (43.75%) DNS
9 20 (41.67%) CCNP
10 17 (35.42%) HSRP
11 16 (33.33%) Firewall
11 16 (33.33%) CCNA
12 15 (31.25%) Cisco ASA
13 14 (29.17%) Data Centre
14 13 (27.08%) F5
14 13 (27.08%) VPN
14 13 (27.08%) SNMP
14 13 (27.08%) IPsec
15 12 (25.00%) Juniper
15 12 (25.00%) L2TP
16 11 (22.92%) Active Directory
16 11 (22.92%) Windows
16 11 (22.92%) VMware
16 11 (22.92%) VMware Infrastructure
16 11 (22.92%) Windows Server
17 10 (20.83%) HTTP
17 10 (20.83%) Configuration Management
18 9 (18.75%) EIGRP
19 8 (16.67%) CheckPoint

RIP
Top Related IT Skills by Category

The follow tables expand on the table above by listing co-occurrences grouped by category. The same job type, locality and period is covered with up to 20 co-occurrences shown in each of the following categories:

Application Platforms
1 3 (6.25%) CMS
Applications
1 1 (2.08%) MS Excel
Communications & Networking
1 42 (87.50%) BGP
2 41 (85.42%) OSPF
3 25 (52.08%) LAN
4 24 (50.00%) MPLS
5 22 (45.83%) TCP/IP
5 22 (45.83%) WAN
6 21 (43.75%) DNS
7 17 (35.42%) HSRP
8 16 (33.33%) Firewall
9 15 (31.25%) Cisco ASA
10 13 (27.08%) IPsec
10 13 (27.08%) SNMP
10 13 (27.08%) VPN
11 12 (25.00%) L2TP
12 10 (20.83%) HTTP
13 9 (18.75%) EIGRP
14 8 (16.67%) BIG-IP
14 8 (16.67%) Cisco PIX
14 8 (16.67%) SMTP
14 8 (16.67%) VLAN
Development Applications
1 2 (4.17%) VSS/SourceSafe
General
1 7 (14.58%) Telecoms
2 6 (12.50%) Finance
3 4 (8.33%) Games
4 3 (6.25%) Retail
5 2 (4.17%) Back Office
5 2 (4.17%) Billing
6 1 (2.08%) Financial Institution
6 1 (2.08%) Legal
Job Titles
1 20 (41.67%) Network Engineer
2 10 (20.83%) IP Engineer
3 8 (16.67%) Security Engineer
4 7 (14.58%) IP Security Engineer
4 7 (14.58%) Network Support
4 7 (14.58%) Support Engineer
5 6 (12.50%) Cisco Engineer
5 6 (12.50%) Network Support Engineer
6 5 (10.42%) Cisco Network Engineer
7 4 (8.33%) Cisco Support
7 4 (8.33%) Cisco Support Engineer
8 3 (6.25%) Cisco Network Support Engineer
8 3 (6.25%) IP Network Engineer
8 3 (6.25%) Test Engineer
9 2 (4.17%) Analyst
9 2 (4.17%) Developer
9 2 (4.17%) Firewall Engineer
9 2 (4.17%) Network Analyst
9 2 (4.17%) Senior Network Engineer
9 2 (4.17%) Switch Engineer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 8 (16.67%) 802.1X
2 4 (8.33%) Silverlight
3 1 (2.08%) COM
3 1 (2.08%) RFC 2544
Miscellaneous
1 14 (29.17%) Data Centre
2 7 (14.58%) Distributed Denial-of-Service
3 4 (8.33%) DTV
3 4 (8.33%) IPTV
3 4 (8.33%) MPEG
3 4 (8.33%) Streaming Video
3 4 (8.33%) Video on Demand
4 3 (6.25%) e-Health
5 2 (4.17%) Graphic Design
5 2 (4.17%) Mobile App
6 1 (2.08%) Analytical Skills
6 1 (2.08%) Hedge funds
6 1 (2.08%) RSA SecurID
6 1 (2.08%) STB
Operating Systems
1 11 (22.92%) Windows
1 11 (22.92%) Windows Server
2 4 (8.33%) Unix
3 1 (2.08%) Android
3 1 (2.08%) Apple iOS
3 1 (2.08%) Linux
Processes & Methodologies
1 10 (20.83%) Configuration Management
2 8 (16.67%) Multi-Factor Authentication
2 8 (16.67%) Two-Factor Authentication
3 7 (14.58%) DDoS Mitigation
3 7 (14.58%) Deep Packet Inspection
3 7 (14.58%) High Availability
3 7 (14.58%) Network Architecture
4 4 (8.33%) Validation
4 4 (8.33%) Video Processing
5 3 (6.25%) Agile Software Development
5 3 (6.25%) DRM
5 3 (6.25%) Migration
5 3 (6.25%) Scrum
5 3 (6.25%) Video Content Ingestion
6 2 (4.17%) Low Latency
6 2 (4.17%) Mobile Application Development
6 2 (4.17%) Network Management
6 2 (4.17%) Network Monitoring
6 2 (4.17%) Performance Management
6 2 (4.17%) Release Management
Programming Languages
1 1 (2.08%) Apple Swift
1 1 (2.08%) Java
1 1 (2.08%) Objective-C
1 1 (2.08%) Perl
1 1 (2.08%) PHP
1 1 (2.08%) Python
Qualifications
1 28 (58.33%) Cisco Certification
2 20 (41.67%) CCNP
3 16 (33.33%) CCNA
4 7 (14.58%) CCSA
4 7 (14.58%) CCSE
4 7 (14.58%) CISSP
4 7 (14.58%) Degree
5 6 (12.50%) Security Cleared
6 5 (10.42%) SC Cleared
7 2 (4.17%) CCDP
7 2 (4.17%) CCIE
8 1 (2.08%) BC Cleared
8 1 (2.08%) BPSS Clearance
8 1 (2.08%) CCENT
8 1 (2.08%) CCIP
8 1 (2.08%) JNCIP
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 1 (2.08%) SLA
System Software
1 11 (22.92%) Active Directory
1 11 (22.92%) VMware Infrastructure
2 7 (14.58%) ProxySG
Systems Management
1 8 (16.67%) FortiGate
2 3 (6.25%) Cisco Prime
2 3 (6.25%) OpenView
3 1 (2.08%) WhatsUp Gold
3 1 (2.08%) WMI
Vendors
1 29 (60.42%) Cisco
2 13 (27.08%) F5
3 12 (25.00%) Juniper
4 11 (22.92%) VMware
5 8 (16.67%) CheckPoint
6 7 (14.58%) Blue Coat
7 4 (8.33%) Adobe
7 4 (8.33%) Apple
7 4 (8.33%) HP
7 4 (8.33%) Palo Alto
8 3 (6.25%) Intel Security
8 3 (6.25%) NetQoS
8 3 (6.25%) SonicWALL
8 3 (6.25%) Tektronix
9 2 (4.17%) Fortinet
9 2 (4.17%) Riverbed
10 1 (2.08%) Aruba
10 1 (2.08%) Citrix
10 1 (2.08%) Foundry
10 1 (2.08%) Microsoft