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 27 November 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
27 Nov 2014
Same period 2013 Same period 2012
Routing Information Protocol (RIP)
Rank 542 548 538
Rank change year-on-year
+6 -10
Contract jobs citing RIP 70 30 31
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the UK 0.12% 0.059% 0.061%
As % of the Communications & Networking category 0.87% 0.44% 0.39%
Number of daily rates quoted 34 15 21
Average daily rate
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Average daily rate % change year-on-year
-25.37% -19.27%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £206 £250 £240
10% offered a daily rate of more than £400 £450 £520
UK excluding London average daily rate £300 £301 £363
% change year-on-year
-0.41% -16.89%
Number of hourly rates quoted 7 4 1
Average hourly rate £30.00 £37.50 £39.00
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
-20.00% -3.84%
UK excluding London average hourly rate £30.00 £37.50 £39.00
% change year-on-year
-20.00% -3.84%

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
8073 6886 7958
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the UK 14.20% 13.50% 15.62%
Number of daily rates quoted 4640 3787 3834
Average daily rate £363 £375 £350
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
-3.33% +7.14%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £215 £225 £210
10% offered a daily rate of more than £500 £525 £500
UK excluding London average daily rate £350 £338 £325
% change year-on-year
+3.70% +3.84%
Number of hourly rates quoted 437 454 641
Average hourly rate £22.69 £20.00 £20.50
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
+13.45% -2.43%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £12.68 £12.00 £12.50
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £40.00 £40.00 £42.50
UK excluding London average hourly rate £23.50 £21.75 £21.00
% change year-on-year
+8.04% +3.57%

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 27 November 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
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 27 November 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 +31 62 £250 -25.37% 14
London +13 29 £250 -40.65% 5
South East -8 24 £400 +19.40% 2
Berkshire +17 20 £400 +19.40%
City of London +19 4 £200 -55.55% 2
East of England -16 3 - - 4
Yorkshire - 3 - - 1
East Midlands +5 2 - -
East Sussex - 2 £400 - 1
Hampshire - 2 £184 -
Birmingham -2 1 £160 +6.66%
West Midlands -14 1 £160 +6.66% 1
Wales - 1 £300 - 1
South Wales - 1 £300 - 1
Bridgend - 1 £300 - 1
Bexhill-On-Sea - 1 - -
County Antrim - - - -
Belfast - - - -
Merseyside - - - -
Midlands - - - -
North East - - - -
North West - - - - 1
Hertfordshire - - - -
Kent - - - -
Lancashire - - - -
Leicestershire - - - -
Middlesex - - - -
North Yorkshire - - - -
Oxfordshire - - - -
Cardiff - - - -

RIP
Top 30 Related IT Skills

For the 6 months to 27 November 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 94 (87.04%) Cisco
1 94 (87.04%) OSPF
2 73 (67.59%) BGP
3 72 (66.67%) Cisco Certification
4 66 (61.11%) Firewall
5 56 (51.85%) Juniper
6 54 (50.00%) CheckPoint
7 52 (48.15%) EIGRP
8 51 (47.22%) CCNP
8 51 (47.22%) LAN
9 49 (45.37%) WAN
10 48 (44.44%) VPN
11 38 (35.19%) F5
12 34 (31.48%) MPLS
13 33 (30.56%) CCNA
14 29 (26.85%) ITIL
15 28 (25.93%) Cisco ASA
16 27 (25.00%) Microsoft
17 26 (24.07%) IPsec
17 26 (24.07%) TCP/IP
18 25 (23.15%) Telecoms
18 25 (23.15%) Multicast
19 24 (22.22%) Network Security
19 24 (22.22%) CCIE
20 23 (21.30%) Wireless
20 23 (21.30%) Network Monitoring
21 20 (18.52%) VLAN
22 19 (17.59%) Security Cleared
22 19 (17.59%) HSRP
23 18 (16.67%) SC Cleared

RIP
Top Related IT Skills by Category

For the 6 months to 27 November 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 1 (0.93%) SharePoint
Applications
1 10 (9.26%) MS Excel
2 4 (3.70%) MS Office
2 4 (3.70%) MS Visio
Cloud Services
1 1 (0.93%) IaaS
Communications & Networking
1 94 (87.04%) OSPF
2 73 (67.59%) BGP
3 66 (61.11%) Firewall
4 52 (48.15%) EIGRP
5 51 (47.22%) LAN
6 49 (45.37%) WAN
7 48 (44.44%) VPN
8 34 (31.48%) MPLS
9 28 (25.93%) Cisco ASA
10 26 (24.07%) IPsec
10 26 (24.07%) TCP/IP
11 25 (23.15%) Multicast
12 24 (22.22%) Network Security
13 23 (21.30%) Wireless
14 20 (18.52%) VLAN
15 19 (17.59%) HSRP
16 18 (16.67%) Cisco PIX
17 16 (14.81%) Internet
18 15 (13.89%) Ethernet
19 12 (11.11%) Wireshark
Database & Business Intelligence
1 2 (1.85%) NoSQL
2 1 (0.93%) Cognos Impromptu
2 1 (0.93%) MS Access
2 1 (0.93%) MongoDB
Development Applications
1 2 (1.85%) VSS/SourceSafe
2 1 (0.93%) Ant
General
1 25 (23.15%) Telecoms
2 12 (11.11%) Banking
2 12 (11.11%) Finance
3 3 (2.78%) Retail
4 2 (1.85%) Billing
4 2 (1.85%) Investment Banking
4 2 (1.85%) Back Office
5 1 (0.93%) Legal
5 1 (0.93%) Publishing
Job Titles
1 65 (60.19%) Network Engineer
2 27 (25.00%) Design Engineer
3 25 (23.15%) IP Engineer
4 12 (11.11%) Security Engineer
5 11 (10.19%) Support Engineer
6 10 (9.26%) Network Design Engineer
7 9 (8.33%) Network Support Engineer
7 9 (8.33%) Network Support
8 8 (7.41%) Senior Network Engineer
9 5 (4.63%) Network Security Engineer
9 5 (4.63%) IP Network Engineer
9 5 (4.63%) Network Operations Engineer
9 5 (4.63%) Operations Engineer
10 4 (3.70%) Senior Design Engineer
10 4 (3.70%) Senior Network Design Engineer
10 4 (3.70%) Analyst
11 3 (2.78%) Network Analyst
11 3 (2.78%) Developer
11 3 (2.78%) Cisco Engineer
11 3 (2.78%) NOC Engineer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 3 (2.78%) .NET
1 3 (2.78%) MSMQ
1 3 (2.78%) RabbitMQ
Miscellaneous
1 11 (10.19%) SecurID
2 5 (4.63%) e-Health
3 3 (2.78%) NHS
4 2 (1.85%) Management Information System
5 1 (0.93%) Device Driver
5 1 (0.93%) Analytical Skills
Operating Systems
1 16 (14.81%) Windows
2 14 (12.96%) Linux
3 6 (5.56%) UNIX
4 2 (1.85%) Windows XP
5 1 (0.93%) Windows NT
5 1 (0.93%) Windows 2000
5 1 (0.93%) Windows 7
Processes & Methodologies
1 29 (26.85%) ITIL
2 23 (21.30%) Network Monitoring
3 18 (16.67%) Network Design
4 15 (13.89%) Risk Assessment
5 13 (12.04%) eTOM
6 12 (11.11%) Low Latency
7 10 (9.26%) Demand Forecasting
7 10 (9.26%) Network Management
8 7 (6.48%) Migration
8 7 (6.48%) Configuration Management
9 6 (5.56%) Performance Tuning
10 5 (4.63%) Time Management
11 4 (3.70%) Infrastructure Management
11 4 (3.70%) Performance Management
11 4 (3.70%) Reverse Engineering
12 3 (2.78%) E-Commerce
12 3 (2.78%) Project Management
12 3 (2.78%) Agile Software Development
12 3 (2.78%) TDD
12 3 (2.78%) Deep Packet Inspection
Programming Languages
1 3 (2.78%) C#
2 1 (0.93%) SQL
Qualifications
1 72 (66.67%) Cisco Certification
2 51 (47.22%) CCNP
3 33 (30.56%) CCNA
4 24 (22.22%) CCIE
5 19 (17.59%) Security Cleared
6 18 (16.67%) SC Cleared
7 15 (13.89%) CISSP
8 11 (10.19%) Degree
9 6 (5.56%) JNCIP
10 4 (3.70%) JNCIS
10 4 (3.70%) BC Cleared
10 4 (3.70%) CCSP
11 2 (1.85%) CCSE
11 2 (1.85%) JNCIE
11 2 (1.85%) CCDP
11 2 (1.85%) PRINCE2 Certification
11 2 (1.85%) ITIL Certification
11 2 (1.85%) MCT
12 1 (0.93%) Check Point Certification
12 1 (0.93%) CCIP
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 13 (12.04%) PCI DSS
2 1 (0.93%) ISO 9001
System Software
1 5 (4.63%) Active Directory
1 5 (4.63%) VMware Infrastructure
2 3 (2.78%) NFS
2 3 (2.78%) ProxySG
Systems Management
1 7 (6.48%) CA Spectrum
2 3 (2.78%) CiscoWorks
2 3 (2.78%) FortiGate
3 2 (1.85%) OpenView
Vendors
1 94 (87.04%) Cisco
2 56 (51.85%) Juniper
3 54 (50.00%) CheckPoint
4 38 (35.19%) F5
5 27 (25.00%) Microsoft
6 15 (13.89%) Riverbed
7 14 (12.96%) VMware
8 12 (11.11%) Fortinet
9 9 (8.33%) CA
9 9 (8.33%) AlgoSec
9 9 (8.33%) Tufin
10 8 (7.41%) Nortel
11 6 (5.56%) HP
12 5 (4.63%) McAfee
12 5 (4.63%) Blue Coat
12 5 (4.63%) Brocade
13 4 (3.70%) WatchGuard
13 4 (3.70%) BT
14 3 (2.78%) Radware
14 3 (2.78%) Nokia
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