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 3 July 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
3 Jul 2015
Same period 2014 Same period 2013
Routing Information Protocol (RIP)
Rank 585 549 542
Rank change year-on-year
-36 -7
Contract jobs citing RIP 28 43 15
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the UK 0.050% 0.081% 0.030%
As % of the Communications & Networking category 0.35% 0.59% 0.22%
Number of daily rates quoted 18 24 8
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£381 £325 £313
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+17.30% +4.00%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £230 £225 £286
10% offered a daily rate of more than £425 £478 £391
UK excluding London average daily rate £296 £300 £295
% change year-on-year
-1.25% +1.69%
Number of hourly rates quoted 1 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
7937 7246 6967
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the UK 14.21% 13.69% 14.15%
Number of daily rates quoted 4468 3937 3536
Average daily rate £355 £360 £350
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
-1.38% +2.85%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £220 £208 £200
10% offered a daily rate of more than £500 £500 £500
UK excluding London average daily rate £340 £326 £320
% change year-on-year
+4.37% +1.80%
Number of hourly rates quoted 467 381 526
Average hourly rate £22.50 £19.00 £23.75
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
+18.42% -20.00%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £12.50 £11.50 £13.88
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £45.00 £40.50 £40.00
UK excluding London average hourly rate £23.75 £18.00 £25.00
% change year-on-year
+31.94% -28.00%

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 3 July 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 16 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 3 July 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 -42 27 £381 +4.45% 4
London -17 17 £413 +13.01% 2
City of London -2 10 £338 -15.62% 1
South East -18 5 £230 -16.36%
Berkshire +11 4 £230 -49.45%
West Midlands -2 2 - -
South West -7 2 - -
Wiltshire - 2 - -
Birmingham - 2 - -
Bracknell -5 1 - -
Manchester -8 1 - - 1
North West -16 1 - - 1
East Midlands - 1 £363 -
Newbury - 1 - -
Swindon - 1 - -
Surrey - 1 - -

RIP
Top 30 Related IT Skills

For the 6 months to 3 July 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 55 (93.22%) OSPF
2 53 (89.83%) Cisco
3 43 (72.88%) BGP
4 37 (62.71%) Cisco Certification
5 34 (57.63%) EIGRP
6 33 (55.93%) LAN
7 31 (52.54%) TCP/IP
8 30 (50.85%) MPLS
9 27 (45.76%) WAN
10 25 (42.37%) VPN
10 25 (42.37%) CCNP
10 25 (42.37%) Telecoms
11 24 (40.68%) Firewall
11 24 (40.68%) Juniper
12 20 (33.90%) CheckPoint
13 19 (32.20%) Multicast
14 18 (30.51%) VLAN
15 17 (28.81%) CCNA
15 17 (28.81%) VoIP
16 15 (25.42%) HSRP
17 14 (23.73%) CCIE
17 14 (23.73%) IPsec
18 13 (22.03%) SNMP
19 12 (20.34%) Windows
19 12 (20.34%) Data Centre
20 11 (18.64%) F5
20 11 (18.64%) Ethernet
21 10 (16.95%) Migration
21 10 (16.95%) Internet
21 10 (16.95%) Cisco ASA

RIP
Top Related IT Skills by Category

For the 6 months to 3 July 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 (3.39%) CMS
2 1 (1.69%) Exchange Server 2000
2 1 (1.69%) MQSeries
2 1 (1.69%) MS Exchange
2 1 (1.69%) CICS
Applications
1 8 (13.56%) MS PowerPoint
2 5 (8.47%) MS Excel
3 1 (1.69%) MS Visio
Communications & Networking
1 55 (93.22%) OSPF
2 43 (72.88%) BGP
3 34 (57.63%) EIGRP
4 33 (55.93%) LAN
5 31 (52.54%) TCP/IP
6 30 (50.85%) MPLS
7 27 (45.76%) WAN
8 25 (42.37%) VPN
9 24 (40.68%) Firewall
10 19 (32.20%) Multicast
11 18 (30.51%) VLAN
12 17 (28.81%) VoIP
13 15 (25.42%) HSRP
14 14 (23.73%) IPsec
15 13 (22.03%) SNMP
16 11 (18.64%) Ethernet
17 10 (16.95%) Internet
17 10 (16.95%) Cisco ASA
18 9 (15.25%) Cisco PIX
18 9 (15.25%) Network Security
Database & Business Intelligence
1 1 (1.69%) DB2
Development Applications
1 1 (1.69%) Ant
1 1 (1.69%) VSS/SourceSafe
General
1 25 (42.37%) Telecoms
2 8 (13.56%) Banking
3 7 (11.86%) Finance
4 2 (3.39%) Games
4 2 (3.39%) Retail
4 2 (3.39%) Billing
4 2 (3.39%) Investment Banking
5 1 (1.69%) Back Office
Job Titles
1 32 (54.24%) Network Engineer
2 14 (23.73%) IP Engineer
3 10 (16.95%) Cisco Engineer
4 8 (13.56%) Design Engineer
4 8 (13.56%) Cisco Network Engineer
5 5 (8.47%) Security Engineer
5 5 (8.47%) IP Network Engineer
6 3 (5.08%) NOC Engineer
6 3 (5.08%) Test Engineer
6 3 (5.08%) Support Engineer
7 2 (3.39%) Administrator
7 2 (3.39%) Network Support
7 2 (3.39%) Network Support Engineer
7 2 (3.39%) Senior Network Engineer
7 2 (3.39%) Architect
7 2 (3.39%) Network Security Engineer
7 2 (3.39%) Cisco Administrator
7 2 (3.39%) Network Architect
7 2 (3.39%) Network Specialist
7 2 (3.39%) Implementation Engineer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 2 (3.39%) Silverlight
2 1 (1.69%) OCX
2 1 (1.69%) ISPF
Miscellaneous
1 12 (20.34%) Data Centre
2 7 (11.86%) IVR
3 2 (3.39%) STB
3 2 (3.39%) MPEG
3 2 (3.39%) DTV
3 2 (3.39%) Streaming Video
3 2 (3.39%) Distributed Denial-of-Service
3 2 (3.39%) IPTV
3 2 (3.39%) Computer Science
3 2 (3.39%) Video on Demand
4 1 (1.69%) Analytical Skills
4 1 (1.69%) IBM Mainframe
4 1 (1.69%) Mainframe
4 1 (1.69%) NHS
4 1 (1.69%) e-Health
4 1 (1.69%) SecurID
Operating Systems
1 12 (20.34%) Windows
2 8 (13.56%) Windows 2000
3 7 (11.86%) Windows XP
3 7 (11.86%) Windows Server 2003
4 6 (10.17%) Linux
5 4 (6.78%) UNIX
6 1 (1.69%) Mac OS X
6 1 (1.69%) zOS
Processes & Methodologies
1 10 (16.95%) Migration
2 7 (11.86%) ITIL
2 7 (11.86%) Risk Assessment
3 6 (10.17%) Load Balancing
4 4 (6.78%) Network Management
4 4 (6.78%) Reverse Engineering
4 4 (6.78%) Network Design
5 3 (5.08%) Validation
5 3 (5.08%) CRM
5 3 (5.08%) Project Management
6 2 (3.39%) Configuration Management
6 2 (3.39%) DRM
6 2 (3.39%) Scrum
6 2 (3.39%) Video Processing
6 2 (3.39%) Deep Packet Inspection
6 2 (3.39%) Performance Management
6 2 (3.39%) DDoS Mitigation
6 2 (3.39%) Root Cause Analysis
6 2 (3.39%) Capacity Management
6 2 (3.39%) Low Latency
Programming Languages
1 1 (1.69%) COBOL
1 1 (1.69%) Assembly Language
1 1 (1.69%) REXX
1 1 (1.69%) JCL
Qualifications
1 37 (62.71%) Cisco Certification
2 25 (42.37%) CCNP
3 17 (28.81%) CCNA
4 14 (23.73%) CCIE
5 9 (15.25%) Security Cleared
6 8 (13.56%) SC Cleared
7 7 (11.86%) CCDP
7 7 (11.86%) CISSP
8 6 (10.17%) BC Cleared
9 4 (6.78%) Check Point Certification
9 4 (6.78%) CCSP
10 3 (5.08%) Degree
11 2 (3.39%) CCSA
11 2 (3.39%) CCSE
12 1 (1.69%) JNCIP
12 1 (1.69%) DV Cleared
12 1 (1.69%) ITIL Certification
12 1 (1.69%) PRINCE2 Certification
12 1 (1.69%) CCIP
12 1 (1.69%) CCDA
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 5 (8.47%) PCI DSS
2 2 (3.39%) QA
System Software
1 2 (3.39%) Active Directory
1 2 (3.39%) ProxySG
1 2 (3.39%) VMware Infrastructure
Systems Management
1 8 (13.56%) Cisco CUCM
2 7 (11.86%) Cisco UCCE
3 5 (8.47%) Cisco IPCC
4 2 (3.39%) FortiGate
5 1 (1.69%) CA Spectrum
5 1 (1.69%) Iperf
5 1 (1.69%) TrustSec
5 1 (1.69%) Cacti
5 1 (1.69%) HP Quality Center
5 1 (1.69%) Cisco UCCX
5 1 (1.69%) CiscoWorks
Vendors
1 53 (89.83%) Cisco
2 24 (40.68%) Juniper
3 20 (33.90%) CheckPoint
4 11 (18.64%) F5
5 7 (11.86%) Microsoft
6 4 (6.78%) Nokia
6 4 (6.78%) Radware
6 4 (6.78%) Redback
7 3 (5.08%) VMware
7 3 (5.08%) Riverbed
7 3 (5.08%) Nortel
8 2 (3.39%) Apple
8 2 (3.39%) Adobe
8 2 (3.39%) Alcatel-Lucent
8 2 (3.39%) CA
8 2 (3.39%) Ericsson
8 2 (3.39%) Tektronix
8 2 (3.39%) BT
8 2 (3.39%) Cramer
8 2 (3.39%) Blue Coat