The table below looks at the statistics for RIP skills in IT contracts advertised across the UK. Included is a guide to the average contractor rates offered in IT contracts that have cited RIP over the 3 months to 2 September 2014 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
2 Sep 2014
Same period 2013 Same period 2012
Routing Information Protocol (RIP)
Rank 569 556 554
Rank change year-on-year
-13 -2
Contract jobs citing RIP 42 27 34
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the UK 0.074% 0.051% 0.059%
As % of the Communications & Networking category 0.51% 0.38% 0.38%
Number of daily rates quoted 20 15 24
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£365 £388 £313
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
-5.80% +24.00%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £222 £281 £196
10% offered a daily rate of more than £500 £400 £468
UK excluding London average daily rate £455 £290 £325
% change year-on-year
+56.89% -10.76%
Number of hourly rates quoted 3 0 0
Average hourly rate £40.00 - -
UK excluding London average hourly rate £40.00 - -

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
8189 7193 8881
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the UK 14.50% 13.46% 15.36%
Number of daily rates quoted 4449 3894 4022
Average daily rate £360 £355 £350
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+1.40% +1.42%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £220 £200 £200
10% offered a daily rate of more than £500 £500 £475
UK excluding London average daily rate £338 £325 £328
% change year-on-year
+3.84% -0.76%
Number of hourly rates quoted 450 416 690
Average hourly rate £22.50 £22.50 £22.50
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £12.50 £13.50 £12.50
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £50.00 £38.00 £45.00
UK excluding London average hourly rate £23.00 £23.21 £25.00
% change year-on-year
-0.90% -7.16%

RIP
Jobs Demand Trend

This chart provides the 3-month moving total of IT contractor jobs citing RIP within the UK as a proportion of the total demand within 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 2 September 2014.

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 2 September 2014.

RIP Hourly Rate Histogram in the UK

RIP
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 RIP within the UK over the 3 months to 2 September 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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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 -1 37 £365 -6.41% 7
South East +12 18 £455 -
London +19 15 £365 -7.00% 4
Berkshire +21 14 £463 -
City of London +41 8 £350 -12.50% 1
Bracknell +6 4 - -
North West - 4 - - 1
Reading - 3 £500 -
Wrexham - 1 - -
North Wales - 1 - -
Wales - 1 - -
Kent - 1 - -
Oxfordshire - 1 £275 -
West Yorkshire - - - -
Wiltshire - - - -
Yorkshire - - - - 1
Merseyside - - - -
Cheshire - - - - 1
Hertfordshire - - - -
East of England - - - - 1
Northern Ireland - - - -
South Wales - - - -
South West - - - -
Bedfordshire - - - - 1
Watford - - - -
Maidstone - - - -
Oxford - - - -
County Antrim - - - -
Belfast - - - -
Bridgend - - - -

RIP
Top 30 Related IT Skills

For the 6 months to 2 September 2014, IT contractor jobs within the UK 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 61 (83.56%) OSPF
2 59 (80.82%) Cisco
3 51 (69.86%) BGP
4 48 (65.75%) Cisco Certification
5 38 (52.05%) Firewall
6 37 (50.68%) EIGRP
6 37 (50.68%) CCNP
6 37 (50.68%) WAN
7 35 (47.95%) Juniper
7 35 (47.95%) MPLS
8 34 (46.58%) VPN
9 30 (41.10%) LAN
10 25 (34.25%) CheckPoint
11 24 (32.88%) CCIE
12 22 (30.14%) IPsec
13 19 (26.03%) Network Design
14 18 (24.66%) Telecoms
14 18 (24.66%) ITIL
15 17 (23.29%) Microsoft
15 17 (23.29%) CCNA
16 16 (21.92%) VoIP
16 16 (21.92%) VLAN
16 16 (21.92%) Cisco ASA
16 16 (21.92%) Network Monitoring
17 15 (20.55%) Ethernet
18 14 (19.18%) TCP/IP
18 14 (19.18%) Multicast
18 14 (19.18%) Network Management
19 13 (17.81%) HSRP
20 12 (16.44%) Cisco PIX

RIP
Top Related IT Skills by Category

For the 6 months to 2 September 2014, IT contractor jobs within the UK 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 (2.74%) SharePoint
Applications
1 9 (12.33%) MS Visio
2 7 (9.59%) MS Office
3 5 (6.85%) MS Excel
4 1 (1.37%) MS PowerPoint
4 1 (1.37%) MS Project
Communications & Networking
1 61 (83.56%) OSPF
2 51 (69.86%) BGP
3 38 (52.05%) Firewall
4 37 (50.68%) EIGRP
4 37 (50.68%) WAN
5 35 (47.95%) MPLS
6 34 (46.58%) VPN
7 30 (41.10%) LAN
8 22 (30.14%) IPsec
9 16 (21.92%) VLAN
9 16 (21.92%) Cisco ASA
9 16 (21.92%) VoIP
10 15 (20.55%) Ethernet
11 14 (19.18%) TCP/IP
11 14 (19.18%) Multicast
12 13 (17.81%) HSRP
13 12 (16.44%) Cisco PIX
13 12 (16.44%) Network Security
14 11 (15.07%) VPLS
14 11 (15.07%) SNMP
Database & Business Intelligence
1 2 (2.74%) MS Access
1 2 (2.74%) Cognos Impromptu
Development Applications
1 2 (2.74%) VSS/SourceSafe
2 1 (1.37%) Ant
General
1 18 (24.66%) Telecoms
2 9 (12.33%) Finance
3 6 (8.22%) Banking
4 4 (5.48%) Investment Banking
5 2 (2.74%) Publishing
6 1 (1.37%) Retail
Job Titles
1 35 (47.95%) Network Engineer
2 13 (17.81%) Design Engineer
3 12 (16.44%) IP Engineer
4 6 (8.22%) Network Design Engineer
5 5 (6.85%) Senior Network Engineer
5 5 (6.85%) Cisco Engineer
5 5 (6.85%) Support Engineer
5 5 (6.85%) Analyst
6 4 (5.48%) Network Consultant
6 4 (5.48%) Consultant
6 4 (5.48%) Network Support Engineer
6 4 (5.48%) Network Support
6 4 (5.48%) IP Network Engineer
6 4 (5.48%) Senior Network Design Engineer
6 4 (5.48%) Senior Design Engineer
7 3 (4.11%) Senior Architect
7 3 (4.11%) Senior Network Architect
7 3 (4.11%) Security Engineer
7 3 (4.11%) Network Architect
7 3 (4.11%) Network Analyst
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 1 (1.37%) OCX
Miscellaneous
1 5 (6.85%) SecurID
2 2 (2.74%) Management Information System
2 2 (2.74%) e-Health
3 1 (1.37%) Computer Science
3 1 (1.37%) NHS
Operating Systems
1 9 (12.33%) Windows
2 3 (4.11%) Linux
3 1 (1.37%) Windows 2000
3 1 (1.37%) Windows NT
3 1 (1.37%) Windows XP
Processes & Methodologies
1 19 (26.03%) Network Design
2 18 (24.66%) ITIL
3 16 (21.92%) Network Monitoring
4 14 (19.18%) Network Management
5 7 (9.59%) Project Management
5 7 (9.59%) eTOM
6 6 (8.22%) Low Latency
6 6 (8.22%) Performance Tuning
6 6 (8.22%) Kalman Filter
7 4 (5.48%) Service Delivery
7 4 (5.48%) Migration
8 3 (4.11%) Demand Forecasting
8 3 (4.11%) Risk Assessment
8 3 (4.11%) WAN Optimisation
9 2 (2.74%) ITIL V3
9 2 (2.74%) Release Management
9 2 (2.74%) Reverse Engineering
9 2 (2.74%) Network Architecture
9 2 (2.74%) Stakeholder Management
9 2 (2.74%) PRINCE2
Programming Languages
1 1 (1.37%) Perl
1 1 (1.37%) SQL
Qualifications
1 48 (65.75%) Cisco Certification
2 37 (50.68%) CCNP
3 24 (32.88%) CCIE
4 17 (23.29%) CCNA
5 10 (13.70%) SC Cleared
5 10 (13.70%) Security Cleared
6 7 (9.59%) CCDP
6 7 (9.59%) CISSP
6 7 (9.59%) JNCIP
7 5 (6.85%) JNCIE
7 5 (6.85%) Degree
7 5 (6.85%) CCSP
8 4 (5.48%) CCIP
8 4 (5.48%) JNCIA
8 4 (5.48%) MCT
9 3 (4.11%) JNCIS
10 2 (2.74%) ITIL Certification
10 2 (2.74%) PRINCE2 Certification
10 2 (2.74%) BC Cleared
11 1 (1.37%) Check Point Certification
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 7 (9.59%) PCI DSS
2 2 (2.74%) SLA
3 1 (1.37%) ISO 9001
System Software
1 4 (5.48%) NFS
2 1 (1.37%) Active Directory
2 1 (1.37%) VMware Infrastructure
2 1 (1.37%) vSphere
Systems Management
1 3 (4.11%) CiscoWorks
2 2 (2.74%) CA Spectrum
3 1 (1.37%) OpenView
3 1 (1.37%) SolarWinds Orion
Vendors
1 59 (80.82%) Cisco
2 35 (47.95%) Juniper
3 25 (34.25%) CheckPoint
4 17 (23.29%) Microsoft
5 11 (15.07%) F5
6 8 (10.96%) VMware
7 6 (8.22%) Fortinet
8 5 (6.85%) IronPort
8 5 (6.85%) Riverbed
8 5 (6.85%) SolarWinds
8 5 (6.85%) Brocade
9 4 (5.48%) Trustwave
9 4 (5.48%) Tufin
9 4 (5.48%) WatchGuard
9 4 (5.48%) McAfee
9 4 (5.48%) Siemens
9 4 (5.48%) HP
10 3 (4.11%) Nortel
10 3 (4.11%) Nokia
10 3 (4.11%) AlgoSec
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