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 28 May 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
28 May 2015
Same period 2014 Same period 2013
Routing Information Protocol (RIP)
Rank 570 562 529
Rank change year-on-year
-8 -33
Contract jobs citing RIP 27 31 16
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the UK 0.049% 0.057% 0.034%
As % of the Communications & Networking category 0.34% 0.43% 0.23%
Number of daily rates quoted 16 17 9
Average daily rate
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Average daily rate % change year-on-year
- +16.66%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £230 £225 £265
10% offered a daily rate of more than £425 £450 £460
UK excluding London average daily rate £296 £300 £300
% change year-on-year
-1.25% -
Number of hourly rates quoted 2 1 0
Average hourly rate £40.00 £30.00 -
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
+33.33% -
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
8032 7164 6888
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the UK 14.59% 13.22% 14.55%
Number of daily rates quoted 4510 3914 3417
Average daily rate £350 £363 £350
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
-3.44% +3.57%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £200 £200 £201
10% offered a daily rate of more than £500 £500 £500
UK excluding London average daily rate £340 £338 £315
% change year-on-year
+0.74% +7.14%
Number of hourly rates quoted 455 393 544
Average hourly rate £26.00 £18.50 £22.25
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
+40.54% -16.85%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £13.00 £12.00 £13.00
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £44.90 £40.50 £42.50
UK excluding London average hourly rate £26.00 £18.00 £22.25
% change year-on-year
+44.44% -19.10%

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 28 May 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 15 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 28 May 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 -18 26 £350 -4.10% 13
London +14 14 £354 -11.56% 2
City of London +16 9 £338 -15.62% 2
Berkshire +14 7 £230 - 5
South East -12 7 £230 - 8
Reading +5 3 - - 4
Manchester -3 2 - - 2
West Midlands -9 2 - -
North West -10 2 - - 2
Birmingham - 2 - -
South West +10 1 - -
Swindon +10 1 - -
Wiltshire +2 1 - -
East Midlands - 1 £363 -
Newbury - 1 - -

RIP
Top 30 Related IT Skills

For the 6 months to 28 May 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 66 (90.41%) Cisco
1 66 (90.41%) OSPF
2 51 (69.86%) Cisco Certification
3 47 (64.38%) LAN
3 47 (64.38%) BGP
4 41 (56.16%) WAN
4 41 (56.16%) CCNP
5 39 (53.42%) EIGRP
6 38 (52.05%) Firewall
7 36 (49.32%) Telecoms
7 36 (49.32%) VPN
8 33 (45.21%) CheckPoint
8 33 (45.21%) MPLS
9 28 (38.36%) TCP/IP
10 26 (35.62%) Juniper
10 26 (35.62%) CCNA
11 24 (32.88%) IPsec
11 24 (32.88%) F5
12 22 (30.14%) Cisco ASA
13 20 (27.40%) VLAN
13 20 (27.40%) HSRP
13 20 (27.40%) Internet
14 19 (26.03%) Microsoft
14 19 (26.03%) Security Cleared
15 18 (24.66%) SC Cleared
15 18 (24.66%) Multicast
15 18 (24.66%) ITIL
16 16 (21.92%) Windows
16 16 (21.92%) Network Security
17 15 (20.55%) Data Centre

RIP
Top Related IT Skills by Category

For the 6 months to 28 May 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 (2.74%) CMS
2 1 (1.37%) CICS
2 1 (1.37%) SharePoint
2 1 (1.37%) MQSeries
2 1 (1.37%) MS Exchange
2 1 (1.37%) Exchange Server 2000
Applications
1 8 (10.96%) MS PowerPoint
2 6 (8.22%) MS Excel
3 1 (1.37%) MS Office
3 1 (1.37%) MS Visio
Communications & Networking
1 66 (90.41%) OSPF
2 47 (64.38%) LAN
2 47 (64.38%) BGP
3 41 (56.16%) WAN
4 39 (53.42%) EIGRP
5 38 (52.05%) Firewall
6 36 (49.32%) VPN
7 33 (45.21%) MPLS
8 28 (38.36%) TCP/IP
9 24 (32.88%) IPsec
10 22 (30.14%) Cisco ASA
11 20 (27.40%) VLAN
11 20 (27.40%) HSRP
11 20 (27.40%) Internet
12 18 (24.66%) Multicast
13 16 (21.92%) Network Security
14 15 (20.55%) SNMP
15 14 (19.18%) VoIP
15 14 (19.18%) Cisco PIX
16 13 (17.81%) Wireless
Database & Business Intelligence
1 1 (1.37%) DB2
Development Applications
1 1 (1.37%) Ant
General
1 36 (49.32%) Telecoms
2 10 (13.70%) Banking
3 6 (8.22%) Finance
4 2 (2.74%) Retail
4 2 (2.74%) Billing
4 2 (2.74%) Games
5 1 (1.37%) Back Office
Job Titles
1 34 (46.58%) Network Engineer
2 20 (27.40%) IP Engineer
3 14 (19.18%) Design Engineer
4 9 (12.33%) Cisco Engineer
4 9 (12.33%) Security Engineer
5 7 (9.59%) Cisco Network Engineer
6 6 (8.22%) Network Specialist
6 6 (8.22%) IP Network Engineer
6 6 (8.22%) Support Engineer
7 5 (6.85%) NOC Engineer
7 5 (6.85%) Network Design Specialist
8 4 (5.48%) Network Security Specialist
8 4 (5.48%) Network Support Engineer
8 4 (5.48%) Security Specialist
8 4 (5.48%) Network Support
9 3 (4.11%) Network Security Engineer
9 3 (4.11%) Test Engineer
10 2 (2.74%) Network Design Engineer
10 2 (2.74%) Cisco Administrator
10 2 (2.74%) Senior Network Engineer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 2 (2.74%) Silverlight
2 1 (1.37%) OCX
2 1 (1.37%) ISPF
Miscellaneous
1 15 (20.55%) Data Centre
2 9 (12.33%) SecurID
3 7 (9.59%) IVR
4 2 (2.74%) Video on Demand
4 2 (2.74%) Analytical Skills
4 2 (2.74%) Distributed Denial-of-Service
4 2 (2.74%) Computer Science
4 2 (2.74%) IPTV
4 2 (2.74%) STB
4 2 (2.74%) Streaming Video
4 2 (2.74%) DTV
4 2 (2.74%) NHS
4 2 (2.74%) MPEG
5 1 (1.37%) Mainframe
5 1 (1.37%) IBM Mainframe
Operating Systems
1 16 (21.92%) Windows
2 9 (12.33%) Linux
3 8 (10.96%) Windows XP
3 8 (10.96%) Windows 2000
4 7 (9.59%) Windows Server 2003
5 5 (6.85%) UNIX
6 1 (1.37%) zOS
6 1 (1.37%) Windows 7
Processes & Methodologies
1 18 (24.66%) ITIL
2 13 (17.81%) Migration
3 11 (15.07%) Risk Assessment
3 11 (15.07%) Validation
4 9 (12.33%) eTOM
5 8 (10.96%) Network Design
6 7 (9.59%) Load Balancing
7 5 (6.85%) Reverse Engineering
8 4 (5.48%) Network Management
8 4 (5.48%) Demand Forecasting
8 4 (5.48%) Network Monitoring
9 3 (4.11%) Configuration Management
9 3 (4.11%) Project Management
10 2 (2.74%) Deep Packet Inspection
10 2 (2.74%) Root Cause Analysis
10 2 (2.74%) Capacity Management
10 2 (2.74%) Network Architecture
10 2 (2.74%) DDoS Mitigation
10 2 (2.74%) Performance Management
10 2 (2.74%) Video Processing
Programming Languages
1 1 (1.37%) REXX
1 1 (1.37%) Assembly Language
1 1 (1.37%) COBOL
1 1 (1.37%) JCL
Qualifications
1 51 (69.86%) Cisco Certification
2 41 (56.16%) CCNP
3 26 (35.62%) CCNA
4 19 (26.03%) Security Cleared
5 18 (24.66%) SC Cleared
6 15 (20.55%) CISSP
7 11 (15.07%) CCIE
7 11 (15.07%) Degree
8 8 (10.96%) BC Cleared
9 7 (9.59%) CCDP
10 4 (5.48%) CCSP
10 4 (5.48%) Check Point Certification
11 3 (4.11%) CCIP
11 3 (4.11%) CCSE
12 2 (2.74%) CCSA
13 1 (1.37%) CCDA
13 1 (1.37%) JNCIS
13 1 (1.37%) JNCIP
13 1 (1.37%) DV Cleared
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 13 (17.81%) PCI DSS
2 2 (2.74%) QA
System Software
1 3 (4.11%) Active Directory
1 3 (4.11%) VMware Infrastructure
2 2 (2.74%) ProxySG
Systems Management
1 9 (12.33%) TrustSec
2 7 (9.59%) Cisco CUCM
2 7 (9.59%) Cisco UCCE
3 5 (6.85%) Cisco IPCC
4 2 (2.74%) FortiGate
5 1 (1.37%) Cacti
5 1 (1.37%) Iperf
5 1 (1.37%) HP Quality Center
Vendors
1 66 (90.41%) Cisco
2 33 (45.21%) CheckPoint
3 26 (35.62%) Juniper
4 24 (32.88%) F5
5 19 (26.03%) Microsoft
6 10 (13.70%) Fortinet
7 9 (12.33%) CA
7 9 (12.33%) Tufin
7 9 (12.33%) AlgoSec
8 7 (9.59%) VMware
9 5 (6.85%) Riverbed
10 4 (5.48%) Redback
10 4 (5.48%) Radware
10 4 (5.48%) Nokia
11 3 (4.11%) Nortel
11 3 (4.11%) BT
11 3 (4.11%) Cramer
11 3 (4.11%) Blue Coat
12 2 (2.74%) Tektronix
12 2 (2.74%) Huawei
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