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 31 August 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 Aug 2015
Same period 2014 Same period 2013
Routing Information Protocol (RIP)
Rank 581 574 559
Rank change year-on-year
-7 -15
Contract jobs citing RIP 50 38 26
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the UK 0.084% 0.068% 0.049%
As % of the Communications & Networking category 0.61% 0.46% 0.36%
Number of daily rates quoted 26 18 14
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£425 £408 £388
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+4.29% +5.16%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £345 £216 £280
10% offered a daily rate of more than £513 £500 £400
UK excluding London average daily rate £433 £455 £290
% change year-on-year
-4.94% +56.89%
Number of hourly rates quoted 6 3 0
Average hourly rate £47.83 £40.00 -
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
+19.57% -
UK excluding London average 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
8211 8177 7143
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the UK 13.82% 14.69% 13.56%
Number of daily rates quoted 4684 4427 3853
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 £235 £220 £200
10% offered a daily rate of more than £517 £500 £500
UK excluding London average daily rate £350 £338 £325
% change year-on-year
+3.70% +3.84%
Number of hourly rates quoted 532 442 415
Average hourly rate £21.53 £21.75 £22.50
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
-1.03% -3.33%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £12.35 £12.50 £13.50
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £47.83 £50.00 £38.00
UK excluding London average hourly rate £21.53 £22.50 £23.50
% change year-on-year
-4.33% -4.25%

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 31 August 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
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 31 August 2015.

RIP Hourly Rate Histogram in the UK

RIP
Top 24 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 31 August 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 -21 43 £425 +4.29% 12
London +9 19 £425 +16.43% 5
South East -31 16 £345 -24.17% 3
Berkshire -8 7 £365 -21.08% 1
South West - 7 £475 - 1
Wiltshire - 7 £475 - 1
Hampshire -5 6 £325 +66.66%
Portsmouth - 6 £325 -
City of London -5 5 £450 +28.57% 2
Swindon - 5 £475 - 1
County Antrim - 3 - -
Belfast - 3 - -
Surrey - 3 £345 - 1
Northern Ireland - 3 - -
Wales -7 2 £460 -
Bracknell -9 2 - - 1
Swansea - 2 £460 -
West Wales - 2 £460 -
Reading -13 1 - -
Slough - 1 £365 -
Wokingham - 1 - -
Peterborough - 1 - -
Cambridgeshire - 1 - - 2
East of England - 1 - - 2

RIP
Top 30 Related IT Skills

For the 6 months to 31 August 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 70 (92.11%) OSPF
2 69 (90.79%) BGP
3 65 (85.53%) Cisco
4 53 (69.74%) MPLS
5 51 (67.11%) Cisco Certification
6 46 (60.53%) LAN
7 40 (52.63%) Juniper
8 39 (51.32%) WAN
9 38 (50.00%) Firewall
10 36 (47.37%) EIGRP
11 34 (44.74%) HSRP
12 33 (43.42%) TCP/IP
13 32 (42.11%) VPN
14 27 (35.53%) Multicast
15 26 (34.21%) CheckPoint
16 24 (31.58%) CCNP
17 23 (30.26%) Ethernet
17 23 (30.26%) IPsec
18 21 (27.63%) VoIP
19 20 (26.32%) CCNA
19 20 (26.32%) Spanning Tree
19 20 (26.32%) Data Centre
20 19 (25.00%) CCIE
21 18 (23.68%) SNMP
21 18 (23.68%) Network Security
22 17 (22.37%) DHCP
22 17 (22.37%) VRRP
23 16 (21.05%) Wireless
23 16 (21.05%) F5
24 15 (19.74%) Telecoms

RIP
Top Related IT Skills by Category

For the 6 months to 31 August 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 2 (2.63%) CMS
2 1 (1.32%) Exchange Server 2000
2 1 (1.32%) MS Exchange
Applications
1 8 (10.53%) MS PowerPoint
2 4 (5.26%) MS Excel
2 4 (5.26%) MS Visio
Communications & Networking
1 70 (92.11%) OSPF
2 69 (90.79%) BGP
3 53 (69.74%) MPLS
4 46 (60.53%) LAN
5 39 (51.32%) WAN
6 38 (50.00%) Firewall
7 36 (47.37%) EIGRP
8 34 (44.74%) HSRP
9 33 (43.42%) TCP/IP
10 32 (42.11%) VPN
11 27 (35.53%) Multicast
12 23 (30.26%) Ethernet
12 23 (30.26%) IPsec
13 21 (27.63%) VoIP
14 20 (26.32%) Spanning Tree
15 18 (23.68%) SNMP
15 18 (23.68%) Network Security
16 17 (22.37%) VRRP
16 17 (22.37%) DHCP
17 16 (21.05%) Wireless
Development Applications
1 6 (7.89%) VSS/SourceSafe
General
1 15 (19.74%) Telecoms
2 11 (14.47%) Finance
2 11 (14.47%) Banking
3 7 (9.21%) Investment Banking
4 2 (2.63%) Retail
4 2 (2.63%) Billing
4 2 (2.63%) Games
5 1 (1.32%) Back Office
Job Titles
1 35 (46.05%) Network Engineer
2 10 (13.16%) Architect
3 8 (10.53%) Cisco Engineer
4 6 (7.89%) Project Manager
5 5 (6.58%) Senior Network Engineer
5 5 (6.58%) Cisco Network Engineer
5 5 (6.58%) Security Engineer
5 5 (6.58%) IP Engineer
6 4 (5.26%) Network Project Manager
6 4 (5.26%) Network Architect
6 4 (5.26%) Network Manager
7 3 (3.95%) NOC Engineer
7 3 (3.95%) Security Architect
7 3 (3.95%) Test Engineer
7 3 (3.95%) Network Security Engineer
7 3 (3.95%) Administrator
7 3 (3.95%) Infrastructure Engineer
7 3 (3.95%) Implementation Engineer
8 2 (2.63%) Network Implementation Engineer
8 2 (2.63%) Senior Network Manager
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 14 (18.42%) 802.1X
2 2 (2.63%) Silverlight
3 1 (1.32%) OCX
Miscellaneous
1 20 (26.32%) Data Centre
2 6 (7.89%) Analytical Skills
2 6 (7.89%) Computer Science
3 4 (5.26%) IVR
4 3 (3.95%) e-Health
4 3 (3.95%) Distributed Denial-of-Service
5 2 (2.63%) IPTV
5 2 (2.63%) Video on Demand
5 2 (2.63%) STB
5 2 (2.63%) MPEG
5 2 (2.63%) DTV
5 2 (2.63%) Management Information System
5 2 (2.63%) Streaming Video
6 1 (1.32%) NHS
6 1 (1.32%) SecurID
6 1 (1.32%) DataPower
Operating Systems
1 15 (19.74%) Windows
2 6 (7.89%) UNIX
3 5 (6.58%) Windows 2000
4 4 (5.26%) Windows XP
4 4 (5.26%) Windows Server 2003
5 3 (3.95%) Linux
6 1 (1.32%) Mac OS X
Processes & Methodologies
1 12 (15.79%) Load Balancing
2 9 (11.84%) ITIL
3 8 (10.53%) Migration
3 8 (10.53%) Network Design
4 7 (9.21%) Capacity Management
5 6 (7.89%) Project Management
6 5 (6.58%) Low Latency
6 5 (6.58%) Time Management
7 4 (5.26%) Network Management
7 4 (5.26%) Network Monitoring
7 4 (5.26%) Kalman Filter
7 4 (5.26%) Network Planning
7 4 (5.26%) Information Security
7 4 (5.26%) PRINCE2
8 3 (3.95%) CRM
8 3 (3.95%) Service Delivery
8 3 (3.95%) Change Management
8 3 (3.95%) Performance Management
9 2 (2.63%) Data Architecture
9 2 (2.63%) Technical Architecture
Programming Languages
1 2 (2.63%) C
Qualifications
1 51 (67.11%) Cisco Certification
2 24 (31.58%) CCNP
3 20 (26.32%) CCNA
4 19 (25.00%) CCIE
5 13 (17.11%) Degree
6 12 (15.79%) Security Cleared
7 7 (9.21%) SC Cleared
8 6 (7.89%) CISSP
9 5 (6.58%) CCDP
10 4 (5.26%) PRINCE2 Certification
11 3 (3.95%) JNCIE
11 3 (3.95%) CCSE
11 3 (3.95%) BC Cleared
11 3 (3.95%) DV Cleared
12 2 (2.63%) ITIL Certification
12 2 (2.63%) CCSA
12 2 (2.63%) PRINCE2 Practitioner
13 1 (1.32%) JNCIP
13 1 (1.32%) Check Point Certification
13 1 (1.32%) HNC
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 2 (2.63%) PCI DSS
2 1 (1.32%) QA
System Software
1 8 (10.53%) VMware Infrastructure
2 7 (9.21%) Active Directory
3 2 (2.63%) ProxySG
Systems Management
1 6 (7.89%) CiscoWorks
2 5 (6.58%) Cisco CUCM
2 5 (6.58%) CA Spectrum
3 4 (5.26%) Cisco UCCE
4 2 (2.63%) Cisco IPCC
4 2 (2.63%) FortiGate
5 1 (1.32%) Iperf
5 1 (1.32%) HP Quality Center
5 1 (1.32%) Cisco UCCX
5 1 (1.32%) OpenView
Vendors
1 65 (85.53%) Cisco
2 40 (52.63%) Juniper
3 26 (34.21%) CheckPoint
4 16 (21.05%) F5
5 9 (11.84%) Fortinet
6 8 (10.53%) VMware
7 6 (7.89%) Blue Coat
7 6 (7.89%) Microsoft
8 5 (6.58%) Nortel
8 5 (6.58%) CA
9 4 (5.26%) Remedy
9 4 (5.26%) Nokia
9 4 (5.26%) Intel
9 4 (5.26%) HP
9 4 (5.26%) McAfee
9 4 (5.26%) IronPort
10 3 (3.95%) Riverbed
10 3 (3.95%) SolarWinds
10 3 (3.95%) Aruba
10 3 (3.95%) Dell
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