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 26 September 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
26 Sep 2016
Same period 2015 Same period 2014
Routing Information Protocol (RIP)
Rank 645 603 588
Rank change year-on-year
-42 -15
Contract jobs citing RIP 10 51 50
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the UK 0.019% 0.089% 0.086%
As % of the Communications & Networking category 0.12% 0.65% 0.58%
Number of daily rates quoted 9 26 25
Median daily rate £450 £425 £365
Median daily rate % change year-on-year
+5.88% +16.43%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £277 £226 £222
10% offered a daily rate of more than £560 £513 £500
UK excluding London median daily rate £325 £433 £353
% change year-on-year
-24.85% +22.69%
Number of hourly rates quoted 1 6 5
Median hourly rate £13.50 £47.83 £30.00
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year
-71.77% +59.43%
UK excluding London median hourly rate £13.50 £47.83 £30.00
% change year-on-year
-71.77% +59.43%

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
8319 7836 8554
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the UK 15.50% 13.70% 14.78%
Number of daily rates quoted 5068 4501 4724
Median daily rate £400 £380 £365
Median daily rate % change year-on-year
+5.26% +4.10%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £250 £230 £225
10% offered a daily rate of more than £550 £510 £500
UK excluding London median daily rate £370 £360 £345
% change year-on-year
+2.77% +4.34%
Number of hourly rates quoted 421 546 482
Median hourly rate £27.50 £20.50 £22.50
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year
+34.14% -8.88%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £12.52 £12.00 £12.50
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £48.85 £45.00 £45.00
UK excluding London median hourly rate £28.00 £21.01 £22.50
% change year-on-year
+33.30% -6.64%

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 26 September 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
Top 13 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 26 September 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 -22 10 £450 +5.88% 7
London -23 4 £544 +27.94% 2
South East +5 3 £300 -13.04% 3
Berkshire +4 2 £225 -38.35%
Manchester - 2 £436 -
North West - 2 £436 - 1
Reading +15 1 £225 -
City of London +10 1 £550 +46.66%
Surrey +8 1 £375 +8.69% 2
Bracknell -7 1 - -
Stockport - 1 £548 -
Birmingham - 1 £290 -
West Midlands - 1 £290 -

RIP
Top 30 Related IT Skills

For the 6 months to 26 September 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 36 (92.31%) BGP
2 35 (89.74%) OSPF
3 25 (64.10%) Cisco Certification
3 25 (64.10%) Cisco
4 19 (48.72%) MPLS
4 19 (48.72%) LAN
5 18 (46.15%) Firewall
5 18 (46.15%) WAN
6 17 (43.59%) TCP/IP
6 17 (43.59%) DNS
6 17 (43.59%) Cisco ASA
6 17 (43.59%) HSRP
7 16 (41.03%) CCNP
8 14 (35.90%) VPN
9 12 (30.77%) CCNA
9 12 (30.77%) VLAN
9 12 (30.77%) Data Centre
10 11 (28.21%) 802.1X
10 11 (28.21%) Windows
10 11 (28.21%) IPsec
11 10 (25.64%) Active Directory
11 10 (25.64%) Juniper
11 10 (25.64%) Windows Server
11 10 (25.64%) F5
12 9 (23.08%) VMware Infrastructure
12 9 (23.08%) SNMP
12 9 (23.08%) VRRP
12 9 (23.08%) EIGRP
12 9 (23.08%) L2TP
12 9 (23.08%) VMware

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 (5.13%) CMS
Applications
1 1 (2.56%) MS Excel
1 1 (2.56%) MS Office
Communications & Networking
1 36 (92.31%) BGP
2 35 (89.74%) OSPF
3 19 (48.72%) LAN
3 19 (48.72%) MPLS
4 18 (46.15%) Firewall
4 18 (46.15%) WAN
5 17 (43.59%) Cisco ASA
5 17 (43.59%) DNS
5 17 (43.59%) HSRP
5 17 (43.59%) TCP/IP
6 14 (35.90%) VPN
7 12 (30.77%) VLAN
8 11 (28.21%) IPsec
9 9 (23.08%) EIGRP
9 9 (23.08%) L2TP
9 9 (23.08%) SNMP
9 9 (23.08%) VRRP
10 8 (20.51%) Cisco PIX
10 8 (20.51%) FWSM
10 8 (20.51%) SMTP
Development Applications
1 2 (5.13%) VSS/SourceSafe
General
1 4 (10.26%) Finance
1 4 (10.26%) Telecoms
2 3 (7.69%) Retail
3 2 (5.13%) Back Office
3 2 (5.13%) Billing
3 2 (5.13%) Games
4 1 (2.56%) Banking
4 1 (2.56%) Investment Banking
4 1 (2.56%) Legal
4 1 (2.56%) Publishing
Job Titles
1 19 (48.72%) Network Engineer
2 7 (17.95%) Security Engineer
3 6 (15.38%) IP Engineer
3 6 (15.38%) IP Security Engineer
4 3 (7.69%) Cisco Engineer
4 3 (7.69%) Cisco Network Engineer
5 2 (5.13%) Analyst
5 2 (5.13%) Developer
5 2 (5.13%) Firewall Engineer
5 2 (5.13%) Lead Network Engineer
5 2 (5.13%) Network Analyst
5 2 (5.13%) Network Operations Engineer
5 2 (5.13%) Network Support
5 2 (5.13%) Network Support Engineer
5 2 (5.13%) Support Engineer
5 2 (5.13%) Switch Engineer
5 2 (5.13%) Test Engineer
5 2 (5.13%) Video On Demand Engineer
6 1 (2.56%) Android Developer
6 1 (2.56%) Operations Engineer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 11 (28.21%) 802.1X
2 3 (7.69%) CSS
2 3 (7.69%) RFC 2544
3 2 (5.13%) Silverlight
4 1 (2.56%) Apache Flex
4 1 (2.56%) COM
Miscellaneous
1 12 (30.77%) Data Centre
2 6 (15.38%) Distributed Denial-of-Service
3 2 (5.13%) Digital TV
3 2 (5.13%) Graphic Design
3 2 (5.13%) IPTV
3 2 (5.13%) Mobile App
3 2 (5.13%) MPEG
3 2 (5.13%) Streaming Video
3 2 (5.13%) Video on Demand
4 1 (2.56%) Analytical Skills
4 1 (2.56%) e-Health
4 1 (2.56%) RSA SecurID
4 1 (2.56%) STB
Operating Systems
1 11 (28.21%) Windows
2 10 (25.64%) Windows Server
3 3 (7.69%) Unix
4 2 (5.13%) Linux
5 1 (2.56%) Android
5 1 (2.56%) Apple iOS
5 1 (2.56%) Mandriva Linux
5 1 (2.56%) Ubuntu
5 1 (2.56%) Windows Server 2003
5 1 (2.56%) Windows XP
Processes & Methodologies
1 8 (20.51%) Configuration Management
2 7 (17.95%) Multi-Factor Authentication
2 7 (17.95%) Two-Factor Authentication
3 6 (15.38%) DDoS Mitigation
3 6 (15.38%) Deep Packet Inspection
3 6 (15.38%) High Availability
4 5 (12.82%) Network Architecture
5 4 (10.26%) Low Latency
5 4 (10.26%) Migration
6 3 (7.69%) Electronic Trading
7 2 (5.13%) Agile Software Development
7 2 (5.13%) DRM
7 2 (5.13%) Mobile Application Development
7 2 (5.13%) Network Packet Capture
7 2 (5.13%) Performance Management
7 2 (5.13%) Smoke Testing
7 2 (5.13%) Stakeholder Management
7 2 (5.13%) Validation
7 2 (5.13%) Video Content Ingestion
7 2 (5.13%) Video Processing
Programming Languages
1 1 (2.56%) Apple Swift
1 1 (2.56%) Java
1 1 (2.56%) Objective-C
1 1 (2.56%) Perl
1 1 (2.56%) PHP
1 1 (2.56%) Python
Qualifications
1 25 (64.10%) Cisco Certification
2 16 (41.03%) CCNP
3 12 (30.77%) CCNA
4 6 (15.38%) CCSA
4 6 (15.38%) CCSE
4 6 (15.38%) CISSP
4 6 (15.38%) Security Cleared
5 5 (12.82%) CCIE
5 5 (12.82%) Degree
5 5 (12.82%) SC Cleared
6 1 (2.56%) BC Cleared
6 1 (2.56%) BPSS Clearance
6 1 (2.56%) CCDP
6 1 (2.56%) CCENT
6 1 (2.56%) CCIP
6 1 (2.56%) JNCIP
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 1 (2.56%) SLA
System Software
1 10 (25.64%) Active Directory
2 9 (23.08%) VMware Infrastructure
3 6 (15.38%) ProxySG
Systems Management
1 8 (20.51%) FortiGate
2 2 (5.13%) Cisco Prime
2 2 (5.13%) Endace
2 2 (5.13%) WhatsUp Gold
3 1 (2.56%) Cacti
3 1 (2.56%) Cisco CME
3 1 (2.56%) Cisco CUCM
3 1 (2.56%) OpenView
3 1 (2.56%) SolarWinds Orion
3 1 (2.56%) WMI
Vendors
1 25 (64.10%) Cisco
2 10 (25.64%) F5
2 10 (25.64%) Juniper
3 9 (23.08%) VMware
4 8 (20.51%) CheckPoint
5 6 (15.38%) Blue Coat
6 4 (10.26%) Palo Alto
7 3 (7.69%) Intel Security
7 3 (7.69%) SonicWALL
8 2 (5.13%) Adobe
8 2 (5.13%) Apple
8 2 (5.13%) Fortinet
8 2 (5.13%) HP
8 2 (5.13%) Microsoft
8 2 (5.13%) Riverbed
8 2 (5.13%) Tektronix
9 1 (2.56%) Aruba
9 1 (2.56%) Foundry
9 1 (2.56%) NetQoS
9 1 (2.56%) SolarWinds