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 18 September 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
18 Sep 2014
Same period 2013 Same period 2012
Routing Information Protocol (RIP)
Rank 564 554 566
Rank change year-on-year
-10 +12
Contract jobs citing RIP 49 30 42
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the UK 0.085% 0.058% 0.073%
As % of the Communications & Networking category 0.58% 0.43% 0.47%
Number of daily rates quoted 25 17 30
Average daily rate
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£365 £388 £325
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
-5.80% +19.23%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £222 £284 £217
10% offered a daily rate of more than £500 £428 £502
UK excluding London average daily rate £455 £290 £325
% change year-on-year
+56.89% -10.76%
Number of hourly rates quoted 4 2 0
Average hourly rate £33.00 £37.50 -
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
-12.00% -
UK excluding London average hourly rate £33.00 £37.50 -
% change year-on-year
-12.00% -

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
8406 7046 8917
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the UK 14.61% 13.55% 15.47%
Number of daily rates quoted 4657 3830 4038
Average daily rate £363 £360 £350
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+0.69% +2.85%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £225 £210 £200
10% offered a daily rate of more than £500 £500 £475
UK excluding London average daily rate £345 £325 £330
% change year-on-year
+6.15% -1.51%
Number of hourly rates quoted 462 410 683
Average hourly rate £22.69 £22.50 £21.50
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
+0.84% +4.65%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £12.50 £13.00 £12.00
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £47.50 £40.57 £45.00
UK excluding London average hourly rate £22.50 £22.50 £24.97
% change year-on-year
- -9.89%

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 18 September 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
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 18 September 2014.

RIP Hourly Rate Histogram 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 18 September 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 -13 43 £383 -1.92% 11
London +3 21 £365 -7.00% 5
South East +9 17 £455 -
Berkshire +14 14 £463 -
City of London +28 8 £350 -22.22%
Bracknell +3 4 - -
North West - 4 - - 3
Hampshire - 2 £208 -
Reading - 2 £500 -
Wrexham - 1 - -
Kent - 1 - -
North Wales - 1 - -
Wales - 1 - -
Merseyside - - - - 1
South Wales - - - -
South West - - - -
East of England - - - - 2
Northern Ireland - - - -
Lancashire - - - -
Oxfordshire - - - -
West Yorkshire - - - -
Wiltshire - - - -
Yorkshire - - - - 1
Hertfordshire - - - -
Cheshire - - - - 1
Bedfordshire - - - - 2
Watford - - - -
Maidstone - - - -
Oxford - - - -
County Antrim - - - -

RIP
Top 30 Related IT Skills

For the 6 months to 18 September 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 70 (83.33%) OSPF
2 68 (80.95%) Cisco
3 62 (73.81%) BGP
4 53 (63.10%) Cisco Certification
5 46 (54.76%) WAN
6 43 (51.19%) EIGRP
7 41 (48.81%) Firewall
8 40 (47.62%) Juniper
8 40 (47.62%) CCNP
9 38 (45.24%) VPN
9 38 (45.24%) MPLS
10 36 (42.86%) LAN
11 26 (30.95%) IPsec
12 25 (29.76%) CCIE
12 25 (29.76%) CheckPoint
13 22 (26.19%) Microsoft
13 22 (26.19%) Network Design
14 21 (25.00%) TCP/IP
15 20 (23.81%) CCNA
15 20 (23.81%) Network Monitoring
15 20 (23.81%) Multicast
16 19 (22.62%) Cisco ASA
16 19 (22.62%) ITIL
16 19 (22.62%) Telecoms
17 17 (20.24%) Ethernet
18 16 (19.05%) VoIP
19 15 (17.86%) SNMP
19 15 (17.86%) VLAN
19 15 (17.86%) Cisco PIX
19 15 (17.86%) F5

RIP
Top Related IT Skills by Category

For the 6 months to 18 September 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 (2.38%) SharePoint
Applications
1 9 (10.71%) MS Visio
2 7 (8.33%) MS Office
2 7 (8.33%) MS Excel
3 1 (1.19%) MS PowerPoint
3 1 (1.19%) MS Project
Communications & Networking
1 70 (83.33%) OSPF
2 62 (73.81%) BGP
3 46 (54.76%) WAN
4 43 (51.19%) EIGRP
5 41 (48.81%) Firewall
6 38 (45.24%) MPLS
6 38 (45.24%) VPN
7 36 (42.86%) LAN
8 26 (30.95%) IPsec
9 21 (25.00%) TCP/IP
10 20 (23.81%) Multicast
11 19 (22.62%) Cisco ASA
12 17 (20.24%) Ethernet
13 16 (19.05%) VoIP
14 15 (17.86%) SNMP
14 15 (17.86%) VLAN
14 15 (17.86%) Cisco PIX
15 14 (16.67%) HSRP
16 13 (15.48%) Network Security
16 13 (15.48%) Wireless
Database & Business Intelligence
1 2 (2.38%) MS Access
1 2 (2.38%) Cognos Impromptu
Development Applications
1 2 (2.38%) VSS/SourceSafe
2 1 (1.19%) Ant
General
1 19 (22.62%) Telecoms
2 10 (11.90%) Finance
3 7 (8.33%) Banking
4 4 (4.76%) Investment Banking
5 2 (2.38%) Retail
5 2 (2.38%) Publishing
6 1 (1.19%) Back Office
6 1 (1.19%) Legal
6 1 (1.19%) Billing
Job Titles
1 45 (53.57%) Network Engineer
2 13 (15.48%) Design Engineer
2 13 (15.48%) IP Engineer
3 6 (7.14%) Analyst
3 6 (7.14%) Network Design Engineer
4 5 (5.95%) Senior Network Engineer
4 5 (5.95%) Cisco Engineer
4 5 (5.95%) Support Engineer
5 4 (4.76%) Network Consultant
5 4 (4.76%) Consultant
5 4 (4.76%) Network Support Engineer
5 4 (4.76%) Network Analyst
5 4 (4.76%) Network Support
5 4 (4.76%) IP Network Engineer
5 4 (4.76%) Security Engineer
5 4 (4.76%) Senior Network Design Engineer
5 4 (4.76%) Senior Design Engineer
6 3 (3.57%) Operations Engineer
6 3 (3.57%) Network Operations Engineer
7 2 (2.38%) Data Network Engineer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 1 (1.19%) OCX
Miscellaneous
1 5 (5.95%) SecurID
2 3 (3.57%) Analytical Skills
3 2 (2.38%) NHS
3 2 (2.38%) Management Information System
3 2 (2.38%) e-Health
4 1 (1.19%) Computer Science
Operating Systems
1 13 (15.48%) Windows
2 5 (5.95%) Linux
3 3 (3.57%) UNIX
4 1 (1.19%) Windows 2000
4 1 (1.19%) Windows NT
4 1 (1.19%) Windows XP
Processes & Methodologies
1 22 (26.19%) Network Design
2 20 (23.81%) Network Monitoring
3 19 (22.62%) ITIL
4 14 (16.67%) Network Management
5 10 (11.90%) Low Latency
6 7 (8.33%) eTOM
6 7 (8.33%) Project Management
7 6 (7.14%) Performance Tuning
7 6 (7.14%) Kalman Filter
8 5 (5.95%) Migration
9 4 (4.76%) Service Delivery
10 3 (3.57%) Risk Assessment
10 3 (3.57%) WAN Optimisation
10 3 (3.57%) Demand Forecasting
10 3 (3.57%) Time Management
11 2 (2.38%) ITIL V3
11 2 (2.38%) Reverse Engineering
11 2 (2.38%) Network Architecture
11 2 (2.38%) Deep Packet Inspection
11 2 (2.38%) Configuration Management
Programming Languages
1 1 (1.19%) SQL
Qualifications
1 53 (63.10%) Cisco Certification
2 40 (47.62%) CCNP
3 25 (29.76%) CCIE
4 20 (23.81%) CCNA
5 11 (13.10%) SC Cleared
5 11 (13.10%) Security Cleared
6 7 (8.33%) CCDP
6 7 (8.33%) CISSP
6 7 (8.33%) JNCIP
7 5 (5.95%) JNCIE
7 5 (5.95%) Degree
7 5 (5.95%) CCSP
8 4 (4.76%) CCIP
8 4 (4.76%) JNCIA
8 4 (4.76%) MCT
9 3 (3.57%) JNCIS
10 2 (2.38%) ITIL Certification
10 2 (2.38%) PRINCE2 Certification
10 2 (2.38%) BC Cleared
11 1 (1.19%) Check Point Certification
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 7 (8.33%) PCI DSS
2 1 (1.19%) ISO 9001
2 1 (1.19%) SLA
System Software
1 4 (4.76%) NFS
2 2 (2.38%) Active Directory
2 2 (2.38%) VMware Infrastructure
3 1 (1.19%) vSphere
3 1 (1.19%) ProxySG
Systems Management
1 3 (3.57%) CiscoWorks
1 3 (3.57%) CA Spectrum
2 1 (1.19%) OpenView
2 1 (1.19%) SolarWinds Orion
2 1 (1.19%) FortiGate
Vendors
1 68 (80.95%) Cisco
2 40 (47.62%) Juniper
3 25 (29.76%) CheckPoint
4 22 (26.19%) Microsoft
5 15 (17.86%) F5
6 12 (14.29%) VMware
7 7 (8.33%) Nortel
8 6 (7.14%) Fortinet
8 6 (7.14%) SolarWinds
9 5 (5.95%) Brocade
9 5 (5.95%) IronPort
9 5 (5.95%) Riverbed
10 4 (4.76%) WatchGuard
10 4 (4.76%) Trustwave
10 4 (4.76%) Tufin
10 4 (4.76%) HP
10 4 (4.76%) Siemens
10 4 (4.76%) McAfee
11 3 (3.57%) Nokia
11 3 (3.57%) CA
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