The table below looks at the statistics for RIP skills in IT contracts advertised across the UK. Included is a guide to the contractor rates offered in IT contracts that have cited RIP over the 3 months to 7 December 2016 with a comparison to the same period over 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.

3 months to
7 Dec 2016
Same period 2015 Same period 2014
Routing Information Protocol (RIP)
Rank 618 611 561
Rank change year-on-year
-7 -50
Contract jobs citing RIP 12 33 70
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the UK 0.024% 0.060% 0.12%
As % of the Communications & Networking category 0.16% 0.42% 0.85%
Number of daily rates quoted 4 19 36
Median daily rate £381 £300 £250
Median daily rate % change year-on-year
+27.08% +20.00%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £361 £220 £200
10% offered a daily rate of more than £500 £455 £400
UK excluding London median daily rate £461 £393 £300
% change year-on-year
+17.51% +30.83%
Number of hourly rates quoted 3 4 6
Median hourly rate £30.00 £38.92 £33.25
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year
-22.90% +17.03%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £16.80 £30.00 £30.00
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £45.35 £47.83 £37.80
UK excluding London median hourly rate £21.75 £38.92 £33.25
% change year-on-year
-44.10% +17.03%

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
7558 7938 8196
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the UK 15.16% 14.32% 14.51%
Number of daily rates quoted 4563 4664 4682
Median daily rate £400 £400 £355
Median daily rate % change year-on-year
- +12.67%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £225 £240 £213
10% offered a daily rate of more than £550 £525 £500
UK excluding London median daily rate £375 £375 £350
% change year-on-year
- +7.14%
Number of hourly rates quoted 391 477 441
Median hourly rate £28.00 £22.50 £22.50
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year
+24.44% -
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £13.20 £12.00 £12.50
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £50.00 £45.00 £42.50
UK excluding London median hourly rate £27.50 £22.50 £22.69
% change year-on-year
+22.22% -0.83%

RIP
Jobs Demand Trend

The demand trend of contract jobs citing RIP as a proportion of all IT contracts with a match in 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 7 December 2016.

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 7 December 2016.

RIP Hourly Rate Histogram in the UK

RIP
Top 11 Contract Locations

The table below looks at the demand and provides a guide to the median contractor rates quoted in IT jobs citing RIP within the UK over the 3 months to 7 December 2016. 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 see detailed
statistics and trends)
Rank Change
on Same Period
Last Year
Matching
Contract
IT Job Ads
Median
Daily Rate
Last 3 Months
Median Daily Rate
% Change
on Same Period
Last Year
Live
Job
Vacancies
England +2 9 £381 +27.08% 6
London -11 6 £371 +37.50%
South East +25 2 £375 - 4
New Malden - 2 - -
Berkshire +7 1 - - 1
Surrey - 1 £375 - 2
North West - 1 £548 - 2
Chessington - 1 £388 -
Stockport - 1 £548 -
Bracknell - 1 - -
Manchester - 1 £548 - 1

RIP
Top 30 Related IT Skills

For the 6 months to 7 December 2016, IT contractor jobs citing RIP also mentioned the following skills in order of popularity. The figures indicate the number co-occurrences and its proportion to all contract ads with a requirement for RIP.

1 28 (93.33%) OSPF
2 26 (86.67%) BGP
3 22 (73.33%) Cisco
4 19 (63.33%) Cisco Certification
5 18 (60.00%) MPLS
6 14 (46.67%) EIGRP
7 13 (43.33%) CCNP
7 13 (43.33%) LAN
7 13 (43.33%) Cisco ASA
8 12 (40.00%) HSRP
8 12 (40.00%) Firewall
9 11 (36.67%) VLAN
9 11 (36.67%) TCP/IP
9 11 (36.67%) VPN
9 11 (36.67%) 802.1X
10 10 (33.33%) WAN
11 9 (30.00%) Windows
11 9 (30.00%) Active Directory
11 9 (30.00%) IPsec
11 9 (30.00%) Data Centre
12 8 (26.67%) Windows Server
12 8 (26.67%) VMware Infrastructure
12 8 (26.67%) L2TP
12 8 (26.67%) VMware
12 8 (26.67%) CCNA
12 8 (26.67%) DNS
13 7 (23.33%) CCIE
13 7 (23.33%) Wireless
14 6 (20.00%) Juniper
14 6 (20.00%) HP

RIP
Top Related IT Skills by Category

The follow tables expand on the table above by listing co-occurrences grouped by category. The same job type, locality and period is covered with up to 20 co-occurrences shown in each of the following categories:

Application Platforms
1 2 (6.67%) CMS
Applications
1 4 (13.33%) MS Office
2 3 (10.00%) MS Visio
3 2 (6.67%) MS Excel
Communications & Networking
1 28 (93.33%) OSPF
2 26 (86.67%) BGP
3 18 (60.00%) MPLS
4 14 (46.67%) EIGRP
5 13 (43.33%) Cisco ASA
5 13 (43.33%) LAN
6 12 (40.00%) Firewall
6 12 (40.00%) HSRP
7 11 (36.67%) TCP/IP
7 11 (36.67%) VLAN
7 11 (36.67%) VPN
8 10 (33.33%) WAN
9 9 (30.00%) IPsec
10 8 (26.67%) DNS
10 8 (26.67%) L2TP
11 7 (23.33%) Wireless
12 6 (20.00%) Cisco Nexus
12 6 (20.00%) SNMP
13 5 (16.67%) DHCP
13 5 (16.67%) Multicast
Development Applications
1 3 (10.00%) VSS/SourceSafe
General
1 4 (13.33%) Finance
2 2 (6.67%) Games
2 2 (6.67%) Publishing
2 2 (6.67%) Telecoms
3 1 (3.33%) Banking
3 1 (3.33%) Investment Banking
3 1 (3.33%) Manufacturing
Job Titles
1 21 (70.00%) Network Engineer
2 4 (13.33%) Cisco Engineer
2 4 (13.33%) Cisco Network Engineer
3 3 (10.00%) Senior Network Engineer
4 2 (6.67%) Firewall Engineer
4 2 (6.67%) Lead Network Engineer
4 2 (6.67%) Network Operations Engineer
4 2 (6.67%) Network Support
4 2 (6.67%) Network Support Engineer
4 2 (6.67%) Security Engineer
4 2 (6.67%) Support Engineer
4 2 (6.67%) Switch Engineer
4 2 (6.67%) Test Engineer
4 2 (6.67%) Video On Demand Engineer
5 1 (3.33%) Data Engineer
5 1 (3.33%) IP Engineer
5 1 (3.33%) IP Security Engineer
5 1 (3.33%) IPTV Engineer
5 1 (3.33%) Operations Engineer
5 1 (3.33%) SC Cleared Network Engineer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 11 (36.67%) 802.1X
2 4 (13.33%) COM
3 3 (10.00%) CSS
3 3 (10.00%) RFC 2544
4 2 (6.67%) Silverlight
5 1 (3.33%) Apache Flex
Miscellaneous
1 9 (30.00%) Data Centre
2 2 (6.67%) Digital TV
2 2 (6.67%) e-Health
2 2 (6.67%) IPTV
2 2 (6.67%) MPEG
2 2 (6.67%) Streaming Video
2 2 (6.67%) Video on Demand
3 1 (3.33%) Analytical Skills
3 1 (3.33%) Distributed Denial-of-Service
3 1 (3.33%) STB
Operating Systems
1 9 (30.00%) Windows
2 8 (26.67%) Windows Server
3 5 (16.67%) Unix
4 2 (6.67%) FreeBSD
4 2 (6.67%) Linux
5 1 (3.33%) Mandriva Linux
5 1 (3.33%) Ubuntu
5 1 (3.33%) Windows Server 2003
5 1 (3.33%) Windows XP
Processes & Methodologies
1 3 (10.00%) Change Control
1 3 (10.00%) Configuration Management
1 3 (10.00%) Electronic Trading
1 3 (10.00%) Low Latency
1 3 (10.00%) Network Design
1 3 (10.00%) Network Management
1 3 (10.00%) Smoke Testing
2 2 (6.67%) Agile Software Development
2 2 (6.67%) DRM
2 2 (6.67%) Migration
2 2 (6.67%) Network Packet Capture
2 2 (6.67%) Scrum
2 2 (6.67%) Stakeholder Management
2 2 (6.67%) Validation
2 2 (6.67%) Video Content Ingestion
2 2 (6.67%) Video Processing
3 1 (3.33%) Network Architecture
3 1 (3.33%) Programme Management
3 1 (3.33%) Project Management
3 1 (3.33%) Release Management
Programming Languages
1 3 (10.00%) SQL
2 1 (3.33%) Perl
2 1 (3.33%) Python
Qualifications
1 19 (63.33%) Cisco Certification
2 13 (43.33%) CCNP
3 8 (26.67%) CCNA
4 7 (23.33%) CCIE
5 5 (16.67%) Security Cleared
6 4 (13.33%) SC Cleared
7 3 (10.00%) CISSP
8 2 (6.67%) CCDP
8 2 (6.67%) CLAS
8 2 (6.67%) Degree
9 1 (3.33%) BC Cleared
9 1 (3.33%) BPSS Clearance
9 1 (3.33%) CCSA
9 1 (3.33%) CCSE
9 1 (3.33%) DV Cleared
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 1 (3.33%) SLA
System Software
1 9 (30.00%) Active Directory
2 8 (26.67%) VMware Infrastructure
3 3 (10.00%) Forefront TMG
3 3 (10.00%) VMware ESXi
3 3 (10.00%) vSphere
4 1 (3.33%) ProxySG
Systems Management
1 4 (13.33%) WhatsUp Gold
2 3 (10.00%) Cisco Prime
2 3 (10.00%) Nessus
3 2 (6.67%) Endace
3 2 (6.67%) FortiGate
3 2 (6.67%) OpenView
4 1 (3.33%) Cacti
4 1 (3.33%) Cisco CME
4 1 (3.33%) Cisco CUCM
4 1 (3.33%) SolarWinds Orion
Vendors
1 22 (73.33%) Cisco
2 8 (26.67%) VMware
3 6 (20.00%) HP
3 6 (20.00%) Juniper
4 5 (16.67%) CheckPoint
4 5 (16.67%) Microsoft
5 4 (13.33%) F5
5 4 (13.33%) Palo Alto
6 3 (10.00%) BT
6 3 (10.00%) Intel Security
6 3 (10.00%) SonicWALL
7 2 (6.67%) Adobe
7 2 (6.67%) Apple
7 2 (6.67%) NetQoS
7 2 (6.67%) Tektronix
8 1 (3.33%) Aruba
8 1 (3.33%) Dell
8 1 (3.33%) Foundry
8 1 (3.33%) Nokia
8 1 (3.33%) SolarWinds