The first table below looks at the demand 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 17 April 2014 with a comparison to the same period in the previous 2 years. The second table is for comparison and provides aggregates for all of the Communications & Networking category.

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
17 Apr 2014
Same period 2013 Same period 2012
Routing Information Protocol (RIP)
Rank 563 534 563
Rank change year-on-year
-29 +29
Contract jobs citing RIP 25 22 22
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the UK 0.044% 0.046% 0.036%
As % of the Communications & Networking category 0.35% 0.30% 0.24%
Number of daily rates quoted 13 11 13
Average daily rate £350 £350 £400
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
- -12.50%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £167 £225 £206
10% offered a daily rate of more than £530 £480 £445
UK excluding London average daily rate £215 £300 £325
% change year-on-year
-28.33% -7.69%
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 0 0
Average hourly rate - - -
UK excluding London average hourly rate - - -
Communications & Networking Category
UK
Contract IT job ads with a match in the
Communications & Networking category
7239 7241 9288
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the UK 12.85% 15.15% 15.32%
Number of daily rates quoted 3817 3579 4347
Average daily rate £360 £348 £368
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+3.59% -5.44%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £200 £190 £215
10% offered a daily rate of more than £500 £500 £500
UK excluding London average daily rate £340 £313 £325
% change year-on-year
+8.80% -3.84%
Number of hourly rates quoted 402 572 626
Average hourly rate £20.00 £22.50 £27.50
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
-11.11% -18.18%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £13.00 £12.50 £13.50
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £45.00 £42.50 £43.50
UK excluding London average hourly rate £21.00 £22.50 £27.50
% change year-on-year
-6.66% -18.18%

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 17 April 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 17 April 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
(Click each for more statistics)
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
Find
Job
Vacancies
England -33 22 £358 -20.55% 13
London -31 13 £383 -17.29% 4
South East -18 5 £220 +25.71% 6
Berkshire -14 4 £220 +25.71% 2
City of London -11 2 £450 -10.00% 1
Yorkshire -9 1 - - 2
West Yorkshire -24 1 - - 1
Leeds - 1 - -
Manchester - 1 - -
North West - 1 - -
South West - 1 £325 -
Reading - 1 - - 1
Sheffield - - - - 1
St Ives - - - -
Wakefield - - - -
Wrexham - - - - 1
Bedfordshire - - - - 1
Bracknell - - - - 1
Bridgend - - - -
Cambridge - - - -
Dunstable - - - -
Harrow - - - -
Ipswich - - - -
Cambridgeshire - - - -
Cornwall - - - -
Hampshire - - - -
Oxfordshire - - - - 2
South Yorkshire - - - - 1
Suffolk - - - -
Surrey - - - - 1

RIP
Top 30 Related IT Skills

For the 6 months to 17 April 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 46 (93.88%) Cisco
2 43 (87.76%) OSPF
2 43 (87.76%) BGP
3 36 (73.47%) Cisco Certification
4 34 (69.39%) EIGRP
5 32 (65.31%) MPLS
5 32 (65.31%) WAN
6 28 (57.14%) CCNP
7 25 (51.02%) LAN
8 22 (44.90%) Firewall
9 20 (40.82%) TCP/IP
10 17 (34.69%) VPN
10 17 (34.69%) CCNA
10 17 (34.69%) CheckPoint
11 16 (32.65%) Juniper
11 16 (32.65%) VLAN
12 15 (30.61%) VoIP
13 13 (26.53%) F5
14 12 (24.49%) Network Design
14 12 (24.49%) DNS
14 12 (24.49%) Ethernet
14 12 (24.49%) Telecoms
15 11 (22.45%) IPsec
15 11 (22.45%) VSS/SourceSafe
15 11 (22.45%) ITIL
15 11 (22.45%) FWSM
15 11 (22.45%) HSRP
16 10 (20.41%) Banking
16 10 (20.41%) ADSL
16 10 (20.41%) Internet

RIP
Top Related IT Skills by Category

For the 6 months to 17 April 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 4 (8.16%) MS Exchange
2 3 (6.12%) Exchange Server 2007
2 3 (6.12%) Exchange Server 2010
3 2 (4.08%) CMS
4 1 (2.04%) Exchange Server 5.5
Applications
1 4 (8.16%) MS Office
2 1 (2.04%) MS Excel
2 1 (2.04%) MS Visio
2 1 (2.04%) MS PowerPoint
2 1 (2.04%) MS Project
Communications & Networking
1 43 (87.76%) OSPF
1 43 (87.76%) BGP
2 34 (69.39%) EIGRP
3 32 (65.31%) MPLS
3 32 (65.31%) WAN
4 25 (51.02%) LAN
5 22 (44.90%) Firewall
6 20 (40.82%) TCP/IP
7 17 (34.69%) VPN
8 16 (32.65%) VLAN
9 15 (30.61%) VoIP
10 12 (24.49%) DNS
10 12 (24.49%) Ethernet
11 11 (22.45%) IPsec
11 11 (22.45%) FWSM
11 11 (22.45%) HSRP
12 10 (20.41%) ADSL
12 10 (20.41%) Internet
13 9 (18.37%) IPv6
13 9 (18.37%) Multicast
Database & Business Intelligence
1 4 (8.16%) SQL Server
1 4 (8.16%) SQL Server 2008
2 3 (6.12%) SQL Server 2005
Development Applications
1 11 (22.45%) VSS/SourceSafe
General
1 12 (24.49%) Telecoms
2 10 (20.41%) Banking
3 9 (18.37%) Finance
4 4 (8.16%) Investment Banking
5 3 (6.12%) Japanese Language
Job Titles
1 16 (32.65%) Network Engineer
2 10 (20.41%) Analyst
2 10 (20.41%) Network Analyst
3 8 (16.33%) Voice Analyst
4 7 (14.29%) Network Consultant
4 7 (14.29%) Consultant
5 6 (12.24%) Senior Analyst
5 6 (12.24%) Senior Network Analyst
6 4 (8.16%) Security Engineer
6 4 (8.16%) IP Engineer
7 3 (6.12%) IP Network Engineer
7 3 (6.12%) Technical Manager
7 3 (6.12%) Cisco Engineer
8 2 (4.08%) Architect
8 2 (4.08%) Infrastructure Engineer
8 2 (4.08%) Senior Network Engineer
8 2 (4.08%) Support Engineer
8 2 (4.08%) Cisco Network Engineer
8 2 (4.08%) Cisco Network Analyst
8 2 (4.08%) Cisco Analyst
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 1 (2.04%) CSS
1 1 (2.04%) EDI
1 1 (2.04%) OCX
Miscellaneous
1 5 (10.20%) e-Health
1 5 (10.20%) SecurID
2 4 (8.16%) Mathematics
3 3 (6.12%) Video Conferencing
4 2 (4.08%) IVR
4 2 (4.08%) NHS
4 2 (4.08%) Computer Science
5 1 (2.04%) Management Information System
5 1 (2.04%) Replication
Operating Systems
1 4 (8.16%) Windows
1 4 (8.16%) Linux
2 3 (6.12%) Windows Server 2003
2 3 (6.12%) Windows Server 2008
2 3 (6.12%) Windows 7
3 1 (2.04%) UNIX
3 1 (2.04%) CentOS
Processes & Methodologies
1 12 (24.49%) Network Design
2 11 (22.45%) ITIL
3 9 (18.37%) Migration
3 9 (18.37%) Network Architecture
3 9 (18.37%) Low Latency
4 8 (16.33%) Project Management
5 7 (14.29%) Network Management
6 6 (12.24%) Change Management
6 6 (12.24%) Problem Management
7 4 (8.16%) Network Monitoring
8 3 (6.12%) Performance Tuning
9 2 (4.08%) Security Management
9 2 (4.08%) B2B
10 1 (2.04%) Configuration Management
10 1 (2.04%) PRINCE2
10 1 (2.04%) E-Commerce
10 1 (2.04%) Disaster Recovery
10 1 (2.04%) Service Management
10 1 (2.04%) Quality Management
10 1 (2.04%) Release Management
Programming Languages
1 6 (12.24%) C
2 3 (6.12%) Perl
Qualifications
1 36 (73.47%) Cisco Certification
2 28 (57.14%) CCNP
3 17 (34.69%) CCNA
4 9 (18.37%) Security Cleared
5 8 (16.33%) CCIP
5 8 (16.33%) CCIE
5 8 (16.33%) Degree
5 8 (16.33%) SC Cleared
6 7 (14.29%) CCDP
7 6 (12.24%) BC Cleared
7 6 (12.24%) JNCIP
8 3 (6.12%) CCSA
8 3 (6.12%) JNCIA
9 2 (4.08%) JNCIS
9 2 (4.08%) JNCIE
9 2 (4.08%) CCDA
9 2 (4.08%) CCSP
10 1 (2.04%) MCSE
10 1 (2.04%) MCITP
10 1 (2.04%) Microsoft Certification
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 3 (6.12%) SLA
System Software
1 6 (12.24%) Active Directory
2 4 (8.16%) VMware Infrastructure
3 3 (6.12%) VMware ESX
4 1 (2.04%) XenApp
Systems Management
1 5 (10.20%) CiscoWorks
1 5 (10.20%) CA Spectrum
2 4 (8.16%) WSUS
2 4 (8.16%) SCCM
3 3 (6.12%) NetBackup
3 3 (6.12%) McAfee ePO
3 3 (6.12%) Cisco UCCX
4 2 (4.08%) Cisco CUCM
4 2 (4.08%) Cisco UCCE
5 1 (2.04%) OpenView
5 1 (2.04%) SCOM
5 1 (2.04%) Backup Exec
5 1 (2.04%) Nagios
Vendors
1 46 (93.88%) Cisco
2 17 (34.69%) CheckPoint
3 16 (32.65%) Juniper
4 13 (26.53%) F5
5 5 (10.20%) CA
6 4 (8.16%) HP
6 4 (8.16%) BT
6 4 (8.16%) VMware
6 4 (8.16%) Brocade
7 3 (6.12%) Blue Coat
7 3 (6.12%) McAfee
7 3 (6.12%) Barracuda Networks
7 3 (6.12%) Riverbed
7 3 (6.12%) Microsoft
7 3 (6.12%) Alcatel-Lucent
7 3 (6.12%) Symantec
7 3 (6.12%) Nokia
8 2 (4.08%) Novell
8 2 (4.08%) Nortel
8 2 (4.08%) SolarWinds
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