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 October 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
31 Oct 2014
Same period 2013 Same period 2012
Routing Information Protocol (RIP)
Rank 559 553 536
Rank change year-on-year
-6 -17
Contract jobs citing RIP 53 34 39
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the UK 0.091% 0.065% 0.072%
As % of the Communications & Networking category 0.63% 0.48% 0.47%
Number of daily rates quoted 28 17 27
Average daily rate
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£250 £384 £415
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
-34.85% -7.53%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £224 £268 £230
10% offered a daily rate of more than £440 £450 £508
UK excluding London average daily rate £250 £335 £363
% change year-on-year
-25.37% -7.58%
Number of hourly rates quoted 8 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
8372 7057 8267
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the UK 14.43% 13.48% 15.34%
Number of daily rates quoted 4773 3891 3941
Average daily rate £360 £375 £360
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
-4.00% +4.16%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £225 £225 £213
10% offered a daily rate of more than £500 £525 £500
UK excluding London average daily rate £345 £330 £330
% change year-on-year
+4.54% -
Number of hourly rates quoted 459 467 595
Average hourly rate £22.50 £21.75 £20.50
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
+3.44% +6.09%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £12.50 £12.50 £12.00
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £45.00 £40.00 £42.50
UK excluding London average hourly rate £22.94 £22.50 £21.00
% change year-on-year
+1.94% +7.14%

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 October 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 31 October 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 -18 45 £250 -35.48% 18
London +23 26 £250 -36.30% 5
South East -17 12 £360 +7.46% 2
Berkshire +8 9 £500 +49.25%
City of London +17 3 £225 -50.00% 3
Yorkshire -1 3 - -
East of England -22 2 - - 3
Reading +12 1 £500 -
East Midlands -4 1 - - 1
East Sussex - 1 - -
Hampshire - 1 £220 - 1
Kent - 1 - - 1
Bexhill-On-Sea - 1 - -
Birmingham - 1 £160 - 2
West Midlands - 1 £160 - 2
County Antrim - - - -
Belfast - - - -
Northern Ireland - - - -
Bridgend - - - - 1
Dunstable - - - -
Eastleigh - - - -
Hertford - - - -
Leeds - - - -
Liverpool - - - -
Solihull - - - -
Watford - - - - 2
Wrexham - - - -
Bedfordshire - - - - 1
Maidstone - - - - 1
Manchester - - - - 3

RIP
Top 30 Related IT Skills

For the 6 months to 31 October 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 83 (84.69%) OSPF
2 78 (79.59%) Cisco
3 74 (75.51%) BGP
4 60 (61.22%) Cisco Certification
5 51 (52.04%) Firewall
6 50 (51.02%) WAN
7 48 (48.98%) Juniper
8 47 (47.96%) EIGRP
9 45 (45.92%) LAN
10 40 (40.82%) CCNP
10 40 (40.82%) MPLS
11 39 (39.80%) VPN
12 35 (35.71%) CheckPoint
13 28 (28.57%) IPsec
14 27 (27.55%) CCNA
15 25 (25.51%) CCIE
15 25 (25.51%) F5
15 25 (25.51%) Network Monitoring
16 24 (24.49%) Microsoft
16 24 (24.49%) TCP/IP
17 23 (23.47%) Multicast
17 23 (23.47%) Cisco ASA
18 22 (22.45%) ITIL
19 19 (19.39%) Telecoms
19 19 (19.39%) Wireless
19 19 (19.39%) HSRP
19 19 (19.39%) Network Design
20 18 (18.37%) Network Security
21 17 (17.35%) Cisco PIX
22 16 (16.33%) Windows

RIP
Top Related IT Skills by Category

For the 6 months to 31 October 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 (2.04%) SharePoint
Applications
1 8 (8.16%) MS Excel
2 7 (7.14%) MS Visio
3 5 (5.10%) MS Office
Cloud Services
1 1 (1.02%) IaaS
Communications & Networking
1 83 (84.69%) OSPF
2 74 (75.51%) BGP
3 51 (52.04%) Firewall
4 50 (51.02%) WAN
5 47 (47.96%) EIGRP
6 45 (45.92%) LAN
7 40 (40.82%) MPLS
8 39 (39.80%) VPN
9 28 (28.57%) IPsec
10 24 (24.49%) TCP/IP
11 23 (23.47%) Cisco ASA
11 23 (23.47%) Multicast
12 19 (19.39%) HSRP
12 19 (19.39%) Wireless
13 18 (18.37%) Network Security
14 17 (17.35%) Cisco PIX
15 16 (16.33%) SNMP
16 15 (15.31%) Ethernet
16 15 (15.31%) VLAN
17 13 (13.27%) VoIP
Database & Business Intelligence
1 2 (2.04%) MS Access
1 2 (2.04%) Cognos Impromptu
2 1 (1.02%) NoSQL
Development Applications
1 2 (2.04%) VSS/SourceSafe
General
1 19 (19.39%) Telecoms
2 11 (11.22%) Finance
3 8 (8.16%) Banking
4 3 (3.06%) Retail
5 2 (2.04%) Billing
5 2 (2.04%) Investment Banking
5 2 (2.04%) Back Office
5 2 (2.04%) Publishing
6 1 (1.02%) Legal
Job Titles
1 58 (59.18%) Network Engineer
2 16 (16.33%) Design Engineer
2 16 (16.33%) IP Engineer
3 9 (9.18%) Support Engineer
4 8 (8.16%) Network Support Engineer
4 8 (8.16%) Network Support
5 7 (7.14%) Senior Network Engineer
6 6 (6.12%) Network Design Engineer
7 5 (5.10%) Network Operations Engineer
7 5 (5.10%) Operations Engineer
7 5 (5.10%) Security Engineer
7 5 (5.10%) Analyst
8 4 (4.08%) Cisco Engineer
8 4 (4.08%) IP Network Engineer
8 4 (4.08%) Senior Design Engineer
8 4 (4.08%) Senior Network Design Engineer
9 3 (3.06%) Network Analyst
9 3 (3.06%) Network Consultant
9 3 (3.06%) Consultant
10 2 (2.04%) Architect
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 2 (2.04%) .NET
1 2 (2.04%) MSMQ
1 2 (2.04%) RabbitMQ
Miscellaneous
1 6 (6.12%) SecurID
2 5 (5.10%) e-Health
3 3 (3.06%) Management Information System
4 2 (2.04%) NHS
4 2 (2.04%) Analytical Skills
Operating Systems
1 16 (16.33%) Windows
2 8 (8.16%) Linux
3 6 (6.12%) UNIX
4 1 (1.02%) Windows 2000
4 1 (1.02%) Windows NT
4 1 (1.02%) Windows XP
Processes & Methodologies
1 25 (25.51%) Network Monitoring
2 22 (22.45%) ITIL
3 19 (19.39%) Network Design
4 15 (15.31%) Network Management
5 11 (11.22%) Low Latency
6 8 (8.16%) eTOM
7 7 (7.14%) Configuration Management
8 6 (6.12%) Migration
9 5 (5.10%) Risk Assessment
9 5 (5.10%) Project Management
9 5 (5.10%) Time Management
9 5 (5.10%) Performance Tuning
10 4 (4.08%) Demand Forecasting
10 4 (4.08%) Infrastructure Management
10 4 (4.08%) Performance Management
10 4 (4.08%) Service Delivery
11 3 (3.06%) Reverse Engineering
11 3 (3.06%) Kalman Filter
11 3 (3.06%) WAN Optimisation
12 2 (2.04%) Capacity Management
Programming Languages
1 2 (2.04%) C#
2 1 (1.02%) SQL
Qualifications
1 60 (61.22%) Cisco Certification
2 40 (40.82%) CCNP
3 27 (27.55%) CCNA
4 25 (25.51%) CCIE
5 14 (14.29%) SC Cleared
5 14 (14.29%) Security Cleared
6 8 (8.16%) CISSP
7 6 (6.12%) Degree
8 5 (5.10%) JNCIP
9 4 (4.08%) CCSP
10 3 (3.06%) MCT
10 3 (3.06%) JNCIE
11 2 (2.04%) BC Cleared
11 2 (2.04%) PRINCE2 Certification
11 2 (2.04%) ITIL Certification
11 2 (2.04%) JNCIA
11 2 (2.04%) JNCIS
11 2 (2.04%) CCDP
12 1 (1.02%) CCIP
12 1 (1.02%) Check Point Certification
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 8 (8.16%) PCI DSS
2 1 (1.02%) ISO 9001
System Software
1 5 (5.10%) Active Directory
1 5 (5.10%) VMware Infrastructure
2 4 (4.08%) NFS
3 2 (2.04%) ProxySG
4 1 (1.02%) vSphere
Systems Management
1 7 (7.14%) CA Spectrum
2 3 (3.06%) CiscoWorks
3 2 (2.04%) OpenView
3 2 (2.04%) FortiGate
4 1 (1.02%) SolarWinds Orion
Vendors
1 78 (79.59%) Cisco
2 48 (48.98%) Juniper
3 35 (35.71%) CheckPoint
4 25 (25.51%) F5
5 24 (24.49%) Microsoft
6 15 (15.31%) VMware
7 13 (13.27%) Riverbed
8 9 (9.18%) Nortel
9 7 (7.14%) HP
9 7 (7.14%) CA
10 6 (6.12%) Fortinet
11 5 (5.10%) SolarWinds
11 5 (5.10%) Tufin
11 5 (5.10%) Brocade
12 4 (4.08%) Blue Coat
12 4 (4.08%) WatchGuard
12 4 (4.08%) BT
12 4 (4.08%) Nokia
12 4 (4.08%) McAfee
12 4 (4.08%) AlgoSec
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