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 24 December 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
24 Dec 2014
Same period 2013 Same period 2012
Routing Information Protocol (RIP)
Rank 524 542 539
Rank change year-on-year
+18 -3
Contract jobs citing RIP 68 28 22
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the UK 0.13% 0.055% 0.045%
As % of the Communications & Networking category 0.87% 0.41% 0.29%
Number of daily rates quoted 29 10 13
Average daily rate
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£250 £295 £350
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
-15.25% -15.71%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £200 £250 £232
10% offered a daily rate of more than £400 £335 £490
UK excluding London average daily rate £350 £295 £350
% change year-on-year
+18.64% -15.71%
Number of hourly rates quoted 6 2 1
Average hourly rate £33.25 £25.50 £39.00
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
+30.39% -34.61%
UK excluding London average hourly rate £33.25 £25.50 £39.00
% change year-on-year
+30.39% -34.61%

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
7825 6877 7709
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the UK 14.43% 13.43% 15.82%
Number of daily rates quoted 4453 3746 3776
Average daily rate £363 £375 £350
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
-3.33% +7.14%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £215 £220 £210
10% offered a daily rate of more than £500 £525 £500
UK excluding London average daily rate £350 £338 £325
% change year-on-year
+3.70% +3.84%
Number of hourly rates quoted 419 411 645
Average hourly rate £22.50 £20.00 £21.00
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
+12.50% -4.76%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £12.52 £12.00 £13.00
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £40.00 £37.85 £45.00
UK excluding London average hourly rate £23.50 £21.00 £21.67
% change year-on-year
+11.90% -3.06%

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 24 December 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 24 December 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 +9 62 £250 -12.28% 11
South East -11 27 £400 +19.40% 4
London +32 25 £250 -11.19% 3
Berkshire +15 24 £400 +19.40% 2
City of London +6 5 £250 - 3
East of England -13 3 - - 1
Yorkshire - 3 - - 1
Reading +18 2 - - 1
East Midlands +8 2 - -
Bracknell -2 2 - - 1
West Midlands -4 2 £155 +3.33% 1
Birmingham -5 2 £155 +3.33%
East Sussex - 2 £400 -
Hampshire - 1 £148 - 1
Bexhill-On-Sea - 1 - -
Bridgend - 1 £300 -
Wales - 1 £300 -
South Wales - 1 £300 -
Tyne and Wear - - - -
Cardiff - - - -
Dunstable - - - -
Eastleigh - - - -
Harrogate - - - - 1
Solihull - - - -
Thame - - - -
Watford - - - - 1
Bedfordshire - - - -
Luton - - - -
Maidstone - - - -
Manchester - - - -

RIP
Top 30 Related IT Skills

For the 6 months to 24 December 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.

1 103 (89.57%) Cisco
2 99 (86.09%) OSPF
3 81 (70.43%) Cisco Certification
4 76 (66.09%) BGP
5 72 (62.61%) Firewall
6 60 (52.17%) CheckPoint
6 60 (52.17%) CCNP
6 60 (52.17%) LAN
7 58 (50.43%) Juniper
7 58 (50.43%) WAN
8 56 (48.70%) VPN
9 55 (47.83%) EIGRP
10 43 (37.39%) F5
11 39 (33.91%) CCNA
12 38 (33.04%) MPLS
13 33 (28.70%) Cisco ASA
14 32 (27.83%) IPsec
14 32 (27.83%) Microsoft
15 31 (26.96%) ITIL
16 30 (26.09%) Telecoms
17 27 (23.48%) Wireless
17 27 (23.48%) TCP/IP
17 27 (23.48%) Network Security
18 24 (20.87%) Security Cleared
18 24 (20.87%) Multicast
19 23 (20.00%) Network Monitoring
19 23 (20.00%) HSRP
19 23 (20.00%) SC Cleared
19 23 (20.00%) CCIE
20 22 (19.13%) VLAN

RIP
Top Related IT Skills by Category

For the 6 months to 24 December 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 1 (0.87%) SharePoint
Applications
1 9 (7.83%) MS Excel
2 4 (3.48%) MS Office
3 3 (2.61%) MS Visio
Cloud Services
1 1 (0.87%) IaaS
Communications & Networking
1 99 (86.09%) OSPF
2 76 (66.09%) BGP
3 72 (62.61%) Firewall
4 60 (52.17%) LAN
5 58 (50.43%) WAN
6 56 (48.70%) VPN
7 55 (47.83%) EIGRP
8 38 (33.04%) MPLS
9 33 (28.70%) Cisco ASA
10 32 (27.83%) IPsec
11 27 (23.48%) Wireless
11 27 (23.48%) Network Security
11 27 (23.48%) TCP/IP
12 24 (20.87%) Multicast
13 23 (20.00%) HSRP
14 22 (19.13%) VLAN
15 20 (17.39%) Internet
16 19 (16.52%) Cisco PIX
17 16 (13.91%) Ethernet
18 14 (12.17%) SSL
Database & Business Intelligence
1 2 (1.74%) NoSQL
2 1 (0.87%) MS Access
2 1 (0.87%) Cognos Impromptu
2 1 (0.87%) MongoDB
Development Applications
1 2 (1.74%) VSS/SourceSafe
2 1 (0.87%) Ant
General
1 30 (26.09%) Telecoms
2 15 (13.04%) Banking
3 12 (10.43%) Finance
4 3 (2.61%) Retail
5 2 (1.74%) Billing
5 2 (1.74%) Investment Banking
5 2 (1.74%) Back Office
6 1 (0.87%) Legal
Job Titles
1 69 (60.00%) Network Engineer
2 28 (24.35%) Design Engineer
3 27 (23.48%) IP Engineer
4 13 (11.30%) Security Engineer
5 12 (10.43%) Support Engineer
6 10 (8.70%) Network Support Engineer
6 10 (8.70%) Network Support
7 9 (7.83%) Network Design Engineer
8 7 (6.09%) Senior Network Engineer
9 5 (4.35%) Network Security Engineer
9 5 (4.35%) NOC Engineer
9 5 (4.35%) IP Network Engineer
9 5 (4.35%) Operations Engineer
9 5 (4.35%) Network Operations Engineer
10 3 (2.61%) Senior Design Engineer
10 3 (2.61%) Network Design Specialist
10 3 (2.61%) Network Security Specialist
10 3 (2.61%) Senior Network Design Engineer
10 3 (2.61%) Security Specialist
10 3 (2.61%) Network Specialist
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 3 (2.61%) .NET
1 3 (2.61%) MSMQ
1 3 (2.61%) RabbitMQ
Miscellaneous
1 14 (12.17%) SecurID
2 5 (4.35%) e-Health
3 4 (3.48%) NHS
4 2 (1.74%) Management Information System
4 2 (1.74%) Analytical Skills
5 1 (0.87%) Device Driver
Operating Systems
1 19 (16.52%) Windows
2 16 (13.91%) Linux
3 7 (6.09%) UNIX
4 2 (1.74%) Windows XP
5 1 (0.87%) Windows 7
5 1 (0.87%) Windows 2000
5 1 (0.87%) Windows NT
Processes & Methodologies
1 31 (26.96%) ITIL
2 23 (20.00%) Network Monitoring
3 18 (15.65%) Network Design
4 15 (13.04%) eTOM
4 15 (13.04%) Risk Assessment
5 12 (10.43%) Low Latency
6 10 (8.70%) Migration
6 10 (8.70%) Network Management
7 9 (7.83%) Demand Forecasting
8 8 (6.96%) Configuration Management
9 7 (6.09%) Validation
10 6 (5.22%) Performance Tuning
11 5 (4.35%) Time Management
11 5 (4.35%) Reverse Engineering
12 4 (3.48%) Performance Management
12 4 (3.48%) Project Management
12 4 (3.48%) Infrastructure Management
13 3 (2.61%) Deep Packet Inspection
13 3 (2.61%) E-Commerce
13 3 (2.61%) Agile Software Development
Programming Languages
1 3 (2.61%) C#
2 1 (0.87%) SQL
Qualifications
1 81 (70.43%) Cisco Certification
2 60 (52.17%) CCNP
3 39 (33.91%) CCNA
4 24 (20.87%) Security Cleared
5 23 (20.00%) SC Cleared
5 23 (20.00%) CCIE
6 17 (14.78%) CISSP
7 13 (11.30%) Degree
8 6 (5.22%) BC Cleared
8 6 (5.22%) JNCIP
9 4 (3.48%) JNCIS
10 3 (2.61%) CCIP
11 2 (1.74%) CCSP
11 2 (1.74%) MCT
11 2 (1.74%) JNCIE
11 2 (1.74%) CCSE
11 2 (1.74%) PRINCE2 Certification
11 2 (1.74%) ITIL Certification
12 1 (0.87%) CCSA
12 1 (0.87%) JNCIA
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 15 (13.04%) PCI DSS
System Software
1 6 (5.22%) Active Directory
1 6 (5.22%) VMware Infrastructure
2 3 (2.61%) NFS
2 3 (2.61%) ProxySG
Systems Management
1 7 (6.09%) CA Spectrum
2 3 (2.61%) CiscoWorks
2 3 (2.61%) FortiGate
3 2 (1.74%) OpenView
Vendors
1 103 (89.57%) Cisco
2 60 (52.17%) CheckPoint
3 58 (50.43%) Juniper
4 43 (37.39%) F5
5 32 (27.83%) Microsoft
6 17 (14.78%) VMware
7 16 (13.91%) Fortinet
8 15 (13.04%) Riverbed
9 14 (12.17%) CA
10 12 (10.43%) Tufin
10 12 (10.43%) AlgoSec
11 8 (6.96%) Nortel
12 6 (5.22%) HP
13 5 (4.35%) BT
13 5 (4.35%) McAfee
13 5 (4.35%) Brocade
14 4 (3.48%) Blue Coat
14 4 (3.48%) WatchGuard
15 3 (2.61%) ProCurve
16 2 (1.74%) IronPort