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 5 March 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
5 Mar 2015
Same period 2014 Same period 2013
Routing Information Protocol (RIP)
Rank 537 541 510
Rank change year-on-year
+4 -31
Contract jobs citing RIP 42 23 13
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the UK 0.081% 0.046% 0.030%
As % of the Communications & Networking category 0.56% 0.35% 0.19%
Number of daily rates quoted 15 10 5
Average daily rate
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£350 £350 £475
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
- -26.31%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £235 £206 £245
10% offered a daily rate of more than £475 £483 £480
UK excluding London average daily rate £363 £215 £175
% change year-on-year
+68.60% +22.85%
Number of hourly rates quoted 3 0 0
Average hourly rate £30.00 - -
UK excluding London average hourly rate £30.00 - -

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
7559 6567 6800
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the UK 14.57% 13.11% 15.44%
Number of daily rates quoted 4102 3366 3311
Average daily rate £375 £375 £350
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
- +7.14%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £213 £215 £191
10% offered a daily rate of more than £500 £500 £500
UK excluding London average daily rate £350 £345 £325
% change year-on-year
+1.44% +6.15%
Number of hourly rates quoted 419 372 568
Average hourly rate £26.00 £20.00 £22.50
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
+30.00% -11.11%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £13.00 £12.50 £12.00
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £44.50 £42.50 £44.50
UK excluding London average hourly rate £29.50 £20.03 £22.50
% change year-on-year
+47.27% -10.97%

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 5 March 2015.

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 5 March 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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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
England +7 38 £351 +0.35% 9
South East -2 25 £375 +70.45% 2
Berkshire +13 24 £425 +93.18% 1
London -1 12 £305 -12.85% 3
Bracknell +6 5 - -
Reading - 4 - - 1
City of London +10 2 £250 -44.44% 1
North West - 1 - - 2
Cheshire - 1 - -
East Sussex - - - - 1
Hampshire - - - -
Hertfordshire - - - -
Lancashire - - - -
Middlesex - - - -
Nottinghamshire - - - -
Oxfordshire - - - -
South Yorkshire - - - -
Warwickshire - - - -
Yorkshire - - - -
Cambridge - - - -
Dunstable - - - -
Bexhill-On-Sea - - - - 1
Birmingham - - - -
Nottingham - - - -
Portsmouth - - - -
Preston - - - -
West Midlands - - - -
East of England - - - -
East Midlands - - - -
Cambridgeshire - - - -

RIP
Top 30 Related IT Skills

For the 6 months to 5 March 2015, 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.

1 101 (90.18%) Cisco
2 98 (87.50%) OSPF
3 78 (69.64%) Cisco Certification
4 72 (64.29%) BGP
5 68 (60.71%) Firewall
6 63 (56.25%) LAN
7 61 (54.46%) CCNP
8 59 (52.68%) VPN
9 58 (51.79%) WAN
10 56 (50.00%) CheckPoint
11 55 (49.11%) EIGRP
12 50 (44.64%) Juniper
13 44 (39.29%) F5
14 43 (38.39%) CCNA
15 40 (35.71%) IPsec
16 39 (34.82%) Telecoms
17 38 (33.93%) Cisco ASA
18 36 (32.14%) MPLS
19 33 (29.46%) Microsoft
19 33 (29.46%) TCP/IP
20 30 (26.79%) Security Cleared
21 29 (25.89%) ITIL
22 28 (25.00%) SC Cleared
23 27 (24.11%) Network Security
23 27 (24.11%) Wireless
23 27 (24.11%) Internet
24 24 (21.43%) VLAN
24 24 (21.43%) HSRP
25 23 (20.54%) Multicast
25 23 (20.54%) Risk Assessment

RIP
Top Related IT Skills by Category

For the 6 months to 5 March 2015, 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 (0.89%) CICS
1 1 (0.89%) SharePoint
1 1 (0.89%) MQSeries
Applications
1 9 (8.04%) MS Excel
2 4 (3.57%) MS PowerPoint
3 2 (1.79%) MS Office
4 1 (0.89%) MS Visio
Cloud Services
1 1 (0.89%) IaaS
Communications & Networking
1 98 (87.50%) OSPF
2 72 (64.29%) BGP
3 68 (60.71%) Firewall
4 63 (56.25%) LAN
5 59 (52.68%) VPN
6 58 (51.79%) WAN
7 55 (49.11%) EIGRP
8 40 (35.71%) IPsec
9 38 (33.93%) Cisco ASA
10 36 (32.14%) MPLS
11 33 (29.46%) TCP/IP
12 27 (24.11%) Network Security
12 27 (24.11%) Wireless
12 27 (24.11%) Internet
13 24 (21.43%) VLAN
13 24 (21.43%) HSRP
14 23 (20.54%) Multicast
15 22 (19.64%) Cisco PIX
16 18 (16.07%) SNMP
17 17 (15.18%) SSL
Database & Business Intelligence
1 2 (1.79%) NoSQL
2 1 (0.89%) DB2
2 1 (0.89%) MongoDB
Development Applications
1 2 (1.79%) Ant
General
1 39 (34.82%) Telecoms
2 15 (13.39%) Banking
3 10 (8.93%) Finance
4 2 (1.79%) Billing
4 2 (1.79%) Retail
4 2 (1.79%) Back Office
5 1 (0.89%) Legal
Job Titles
1 64 (57.14%) Network Engineer
2 32 (28.57%) IP Engineer
3 28 (25.00%) Design Engineer
4 15 (13.39%) Security Engineer
5 11 (9.82%) Support Engineer
6 10 (8.93%) Network Support
6 10 (8.93%) Network Support Engineer
7 7 (6.25%) IP Network Engineer
8 6 (5.36%) Network Design Engineer
8 6 (5.36%) Cisco Engineer
9 5 (4.46%) Network Security Engineer
9 5 (4.46%) Operations Engineer
9 5 (4.46%) Network Design Specialist
9 5 (4.46%) Network Operations Engineer
9 5 (4.46%) Network Specialist
9 5 (4.46%) NOC Engineer
10 4 (3.57%) Cisco Network Engineer
10 4 (3.57%) Network Security Specialist
10 4 (3.57%) Security Specialist
11 3 (2.68%) Developer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 3 (2.68%) MSMQ
1 3 (2.68%) .NET
1 3 (2.68%) RabbitMQ
2 1 (0.89%) ISPF
Miscellaneous
1 15 (13.39%) SecurID
2 5 (4.46%) NHS
3 4 (3.57%) IVR
4 3 (2.68%) e-Health
5 2 (1.79%) Analytical Skills
6 1 (0.89%) Mainframe
6 1 (0.89%) Management Information System
6 1 (0.89%) Device Driver
6 1 (0.89%) IBM Mainframe
Operating Systems
1 21 (18.75%) Windows
2 20 (17.86%) Linux
3 7 (6.25%) UNIX
4 5 (4.46%) Windows XP
5 4 (3.57%) Windows 2000
5 4 (3.57%) Windows Server 2003
6 1 (0.89%) zOS
6 1 (0.89%) Windows 7
Processes & Methodologies
1 29 (25.89%) ITIL
2 23 (20.54%) Risk Assessment
3 22 (19.64%) Network Monitoring
4 15 (13.39%) Migration
4 15 (13.39%) eTOM
5 14 (12.50%) Network Design
6 11 (9.82%) Validation
6 11 (9.82%) Network Management
6 11 (9.82%) Demand Forecasting
7 10 (8.93%) Low Latency
8 8 (7.14%) Configuration Management
9 7 (6.25%) Reverse Engineering
9 7 (6.25%) Load Balancing
10 5 (4.46%) Time Management
11 4 (3.57%) Performance Management
11 4 (3.57%) Infrastructure Management
12 3 (2.68%) Network Architecture
12 3 (2.68%) Capacity Management
12 3 (2.68%) Performance Tuning
12 3 (2.68%) Deep Packet Inspection
Programming Languages
1 3 (2.68%) C#
2 1 (0.89%) JCL
2 1 (0.89%) Assembly Language
2 1 (0.89%) REXX
2 1 (0.89%) COBOL
Qualifications
1 78 (69.64%) Cisco Certification
2 61 (54.46%) CCNP
3 43 (38.39%) CCNA
4 30 (26.79%) Security Cleared
5 28 (25.00%) SC Cleared
6 21 (18.75%) CISSP
7 16 (14.29%) Degree
8 15 (13.39%) CCIE
9 9 (8.04%) BC Cleared
10 4 (3.57%) JNCIP
10 4 (3.57%) Check Point Certification
10 4 (3.57%) CCDP
10 4 (3.57%) CCSP
11 3 (2.68%) CCIP
11 3 (2.68%) VCP4
12 2 (1.79%) CCSE
12 2 (1.79%) JNCIS
13 1 (0.89%) CCSA
13 1 (0.89%) MCT
13 1 (0.89%) DV Cleared
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 19 (16.96%) PCI DSS
2 1 (0.89%) QA
System Software
1 6 (5.36%) VMware Infrastructure
1 6 (5.36%) Active Directory
2 3 (2.68%) ProxySG
3 2 (1.79%) NFS
Systems Management
1 5 (4.46%) CA Spectrum
2 4 (3.57%) Cisco CUCM
2 4 (3.57%) Cisco UCCE
2 4 (3.57%) Cisco IPCC
3 3 (2.68%) FortiGate
4 1 (0.89%) OpenView
4 1 (0.89%) Cacti
Vendors
1 101 (90.18%) Cisco
2 56 (50.00%) CheckPoint
3 50 (44.64%) Juniper
4 44 (39.29%) F5
5 33 (29.46%) Microsoft
6 17 (15.18%) Fortinet
7 16 (14.29%) CA
7 16 (14.29%) VMware
8 15 (13.39%) AlgoSec
8 15 (13.39%) Tufin
8 15 (13.39%) Riverbed
9 8 (7.14%) Nortel
10 6 (5.36%) Redback
10 6 (5.36%) Nokia
10 6 (5.36%) Radware
11 5 (4.46%) BT
11 5 (4.46%) HP
12 4 (3.57%) Blue Coat
12 4 (3.57%) Brocade
12 4 (3.57%) McAfee