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 12 February 2016 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
12 Feb 2016
Same period 2015 Same period 2014
Routing Information Protocol (RIP)
Rank 598 554 558
Rank change year-on-year
-44 +4
Contract jobs citing RIP 28 58 30
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the UK 0.054% 0.11% 0.060%
As % of the Communications & Networking category 0.37% 0.75% 0.45%
Number of daily rates quoted 19 23 11
Average daily rate £290 £265 £308
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+9.43% -13.82%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £273 £201 £150
10% offered a daily rate of more than £455 £400 £400
UK excluding London average daily rate £290 £363 £268
% change year-on-year
-20.00% +35.51%
Number of hourly rates quoted 2 3 0
Average hourly rate £29.50 £30.00 -
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
-1.66% -
UK excluding London average hourly rate £29.50 £30.00 -
% change year-on-year
-1.66% -

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
7512 7718 6671
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the UK 14.60% 14.90% 13.42%
Number of daily rates quoted 4416 4287 3494
Average daily rate £380 £375 £375
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+1.33% -
90% offered a daily rate of more than £238 £214 £215
10% offered a daily rate of more than £550 £500 £520
UK excluding London average daily rate £363 £350 £350
% change year-on-year
+3.57% -
Number of hourly rates quoted 332 445 391
Average hourly rate £28.69 £24.00 £19.50
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
+19.53% +23.07%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £13.50 £13.00 £12.00
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £50.00 £40.50 £41.00
UK excluding London average hourly rate £30.00 £26.00 £21.00
% change year-on-year
+15.38% +23.80%

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 12 February 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 21 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 12 February 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
(Use links below to see detailed
statistics and historical trends)
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 -29 27 £290 +16.00% 15
South East -10 9 £275 -31.25% 4
London 0 7 £375 +50.00% 3
Yorkshire - 7 £290 - 2
Berkshire -19 6 - - 3
North Yorkshire - 4 £275 - 1
Middlesbrough - 4 £275 -
Surrey - 3 £275 -
Luton - 2 £338 -
Sheffield - 2 £443 -
Bedfordshire - 2 £338 - 2
East of England - 2 £338 - 2
South Yorkshire - 2 £443 -
Knutsford -4 1 - -
Cheshire -6 1 - - 2
Reading -7 1 - - 2
North West -17 1 - - 3
Nottingham - 1 £300 -
Nottinghamshire - 1 £300 -
West Yorkshire - 1 £290 - 1
East Midlands - 1 £300 -

RIP
Top 30 Related IT Skills

For the 6 months to 12 February 2016, 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 63 (96.92%) OSPF
2 55 (84.62%) BGP
3 48 (73.85%) Cisco
4 38 (58.46%) MPLS
5 37 (56.92%) Cisco Certification
6 33 (50.77%) Juniper
7 32 (49.23%) LAN
8 30 (46.15%) EIGRP
9 28 (43.08%) CCNA
10 25 (38.46%) CCNP
11 22 (33.85%) VPN
12 21 (32.31%) WAN
12 21 (32.31%) Firewall
13 20 (30.77%) Cisco Nexus
13 20 (30.77%) HSRP
14 18 (27.69%) F5
15 17 (26.15%) Spanning Tree
15 17 (26.15%) SNMP
15 17 (26.15%) TCP/IP
16 16 (24.62%) Ethernet
16 16 (24.62%) Wireless
17 15 (23.08%) DNS
18 13 (20.00%) HP
18 13 (20.00%) Wi-Fi
19 12 (18.46%) IPsec
19 12 (18.46%) Windows
19 12 (18.46%) Data Centre
20 10 (15.38%) VRRP
20 10 (15.38%) Active Directory
20 10 (15.38%) OpenView

RIP
Top Related IT Skills by Category

For the 6 months to 12 February 2016, 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 4 (6.15%) CMS
2 3 (4.62%) MS Exchange
3 1 (1.54%) JBoss
3 1 (1.54%) WebLogic
3 1 (1.54%) WebSphere
Applications
1 4 (6.15%) MS Office
2 3 (4.62%) MS Visio
3 2 (3.08%) MS Excel
3 2 (3.08%) MS PowerPoint
4 1 (1.54%) Spreadsheet
Business Applications
1 1 (1.54%) Dynamics CRM
Cloud Services
1 2 (3.08%) Microsoft Azure
Communications & Networking
1 63 (96.92%) OSPF
2 55 (84.62%) BGP
3 38 (58.46%) MPLS
4 32 (49.23%) LAN
5 30 (46.15%) EIGRP
6 22 (33.85%) VPN
7 21 (32.31%) Firewall
7 21 (32.31%) WAN
8 20 (30.77%) Cisco Nexus
8 20 (30.77%) HSRP
9 17 (26.15%) SNMP
9 17 (26.15%) Spanning Tree
9 17 (26.15%) TCP/IP
10 16 (24.62%) Ethernet
10 16 (24.62%) Wireless
11 15 (23.08%) DNS
12 13 (20.00%) Wi-Fi
13 12 (18.46%) IPsec
14 10 (15.38%) VRRP
15 9 (13.85%) Multicast
Database & Business Intelligence
1 3 (4.62%) SQL Server
2 1 (1.54%) Big Data
2 1 (1.54%) Data Warehouse
2 1 (1.54%) SQL Server Reporting Services
Development Applications
1 1 (1.54%) VSS/SourceSafe
General
1 6 (9.23%) Telecoms
2 5 (7.69%) Games
3 4 (6.15%) Finance
4 1 (1.54%) Banking
4 1 (1.54%) Investment Banking
Job Titles
1 32 (49.23%) Network Engineer
2 13 (20.00%) Cisco Engineer
3 12 (18.46%) Support Engineer
4 11 (16.92%) Cisco Network Engineer
4 11 (16.92%) Cisco Support
4 11 (16.92%) Network Support
5 10 (15.38%) Cisco Support Engineer
5 10 (15.38%) Network Support Engineer
6 8 (12.31%) Cisco Network Support Engineer
7 6 (9.23%) Architect
8 4 (6.15%) Analyst
8 4 (6.15%) Consultant
8 4 (6.15%) IP Engineer
8 4 (6.15%) Test Engineer
9 3 (4.62%) IP Network Engineer
9 3 (4.62%) Network Analyst
9 3 (4.62%) Network Security Engineer
9 3 (4.62%) Security Architect
9 3 (4.62%) Security Engineer
9 3 (4.62%) Tester
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 6 (9.23%) 802.1X
2 5 (7.69%) Silverlight
3 1 (1.54%) Middleware
3 1 (1.54%) RFC 2544
Miscellaneous
1 12 (18.46%) Data Centre
2 8 (12.31%) e-Health
3 5 (7.69%) Analytical Skills
3 5 (7.69%) DTV
3 5 (7.69%) Handset
3 5 (7.69%) IPTV
3 5 (7.69%) MPEG
3 5 (7.69%) Streaming Video
3 5 (7.69%) Video on Demand
4 4 (6.15%) Computer Science
5 3 (4.62%) NHS
6 2 (3.08%) Management Information System
7 1 (1.54%) Clustering
7 1 (1.54%) Driving Licence
7 1 (1.54%) FlexPod
7 1 (1.54%) Mainframe
7 1 (1.54%) Private Cloud
7 1 (1.54%) Public Cloud
7 1 (1.54%) VCE vBlock
Operating Systems
1 12 (18.46%) Windows
2 7 (10.77%) Windows Server
3 6 (9.23%) Unix
4 3 (4.62%) Linux
4 3 (4.62%) Windows 2000
4 3 (4.62%) Windows Server 2003
4 3 (4.62%) Windows Server 2008
5 1 (1.54%) CatOS
Processes & Methodologies
1 7 (10.77%) Load Balancing
1 7 (10.77%) Validation
2 5 (7.69%) Business Continuity
2 5 (7.69%) High Availability
2 5 (7.69%) Kalman Filter
2 5 (7.69%) Network Management
2 5 (7.69%) Video Processing
3 4 (6.15%) Agile Software Development
3 4 (6.15%) Change Management
3 4 (6.15%) DRM
3 4 (6.15%) Network Monitoring
3 4 (6.15%) Scrum
3 4 (6.15%) User Acceptance Testing
4 3 (4.62%) Capacity Management
4 3 (4.62%) Disaster Recovery
4 3 (4.62%) Information Security
4 3 (4.62%) ITIL
4 3 (4.62%) Root Cause Analysis
4 3 (4.62%) Test Strategy
5 2 (3.08%) Performance Analysis
Programming Languages
1 4 (6.15%) SQL
2 1 (1.54%) C
2 1 (1.54%) Lisp
Qualifications
1 37 (56.92%) Cisco Certification
2 28 (43.08%) CCNA
3 25 (38.46%) CCNP
4 8 (12.31%) Degree
5 5 (7.69%) CCIE
6 4 (6.15%) Security Cleared
7 3 (4.62%) CISSP
7 3 (4.62%) JNCIE
8 2 (3.08%) SC Cleared
9 1 (1.54%) HNC
9 1 (1.54%) ITIL Certification
9 1 (1.54%) JNCIA
9 1 (1.54%) JNCIS
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 1 (1.54%) SLA
System Software
1 10 (15.38%) Active Directory
2 8 (12.31%) VMware Infrastructure
3 2 (3.08%) ProxySG
4 1 (1.54%) NFS
4 1 (1.54%) Oracle RAC
4 1 (1.54%) vCloud
4 1 (1.54%) VMware ESXi
Systems Management
1 10 (15.38%) OpenView
2 9 (13.85%) CiscoWorks
3 5 (7.69%) Iperf
4 3 (4.62%) HP Quality Center
5 1 (1.54%) HP NNM
5 1 (1.54%) SCOM
5 1 (1.54%) Tivoli
5 1 (1.54%) TrustSec
Vendors
1 48 (73.85%) Cisco
2 33 (50.77%) Juniper
3 18 (27.69%) F5
4 13 (20.00%) HP
5 9 (13.85%) CheckPoint
6 8 (12.31%) NetQoS
6 8 (12.31%) VMware
7 7 (10.77%) Alcatel-Lucent
7 7 (10.77%) Aruba
8 6 (9.23%) Microsoft
9 5 (7.69%) Adobe
9 5 (7.69%) Apple
9 5 (7.69%) Blue Coat
10 4 (6.15%) Tektronix
11 3 (4.62%) Citrix
11 3 (4.62%) Intel
11 3 (4.62%) Intel Security
11 3 (4.62%) IronPort
11 3 (4.62%) Palo Alto
11 3 (4.62%) Remedy
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