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 22 February 2017 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
22 Feb 2017
Same period 2016 Same period 2015
Routing Information Protocol (RIP)
UK
Rank 584 604 570
Rank change year-on-year
+20 -34
Contract jobs citing RIP 10 25 46
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the UK 0.022% 0.048% 0.089%
As % of the Communications & Networking category 0.15% 0.33% 0.60%
Number of daily rates quoted 4 16 17
Median daily rate £406 £290 £265
Median daily rate % change year-on-year
+40.08% +9.43%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £269 £269 £216
10% offered a daily rate of more than £745 £430 £415
UK excluding London median daily rate £406 £290 £325
% change year-on-year
+40.08% -10.76%
Number of hourly rates quoted 4 2 3
Median hourly rate £30.00 £29.50 £30.00
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year
+1.69% -1.66%
UK excluding London median hourly rate £30.00 £29.50 £30.00
% change year-on-year
+1.69% -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
6820 7569 7658
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the UK 15.04% 14.55% 14.83%
Number of daily rates quoted 4245 4478 4214
Median daily rate £400 £380 £375
Median daily rate % change year-on-year
+5.26% +1.33%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £240 £238 £213
10% offered a daily rate of more than £550 £550 £500
UK excluding London median daily rate £375 £363 £350
% change year-on-year
+3.44% +3.57%
Number of hourly rates quoted 371 314 442
Median hourly rate £22.50 £27.50 £25.00
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year
-18.18% +10.00%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £12.07 £13.00 £13.00
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £52.50 £50.00 £43.20
UK excluding London median hourly rate £21.50 £30.00 £26.50
% change year-on-year
-28.33% +13.20%

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 22 February 2017.

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 22 February 2017.

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 22 February 2017. 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 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 +26 6 £500 +72.41%
South East +21 4 £675 +145.45%
Berkshire +19 2 - -
Surrey +15 2 £675 +145.45%
Guildford - 2 £675 -
Bracknell - 2 - -
Birmingham - 2 £313 -
West Midlands - 2 £313 -
Scotland - 1 £250 -
West Lothian - 1 £250 -
Livingston - 1 £250 -

RIP
Top 30 Related IT Skills

For the 6 months to 22 February 2017, 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 21 (87.50%) OSPF
2 19 (79.17%) MPLS
3 18 (75.00%) BGP
4 15 (62.50%) Cisco Certification
4 15 (62.50%) LAN
4 15 (62.50%) Cisco
5 12 (50.00%) WAN
5 12 (50.00%) EIGRP
6 11 (45.83%) CCNP
6 11 (45.83%) Data Centre
7 10 (41.67%) Active Directory
7 10 (41.67%) IPsec
8 9 (37.50%) VMware
8 9 (37.50%) L2TP
8 9 (37.50%) CCNA
8 9 (37.50%) Windows
8 9 (37.50%) VMware Infrastructure
9 8 (33.33%) 802.1X
9 8 (33.33%) Windows Server
10 7 (29.17%) HSRP
10 7 (29.17%) ADSL
10 7 (29.17%) DNS
11 6 (25.00%) TCP/IP
11 6 (25.00%) VPN
11 6 (25.00%) CCIE
11 6 (25.00%) Security Cleared
11 6 (25.00%) Smoke Testing
12 5 (20.83%) SC Cleared
12 5 (20.83%) VLAN
12 5 (20.83%) Cisco ASA

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:

Applications
1 3 (12.50%) MS Office
1 3 (12.50%) MS Visio
2 1 (4.17%) MS Excel
Communications & Networking
1 21 (87.50%) OSPF
2 19 (79.17%) MPLS
3 18 (75.00%) BGP
4 15 (62.50%) LAN
5 12 (50.00%) EIGRP
5 12 (50.00%) WAN
6 10 (41.67%) IPsec
7 9 (37.50%) L2TP
8 7 (29.17%) ADSL
8 7 (29.17%) DNS
8 7 (29.17%) HSRP
9 6 (25.00%) TCP/IP
9 6 (25.00%) VPN
10 5 (20.83%) 802.11
10 5 (20.83%) Cisco ASA
10 5 (20.83%) Cisco Nexus
10 5 (20.83%) VLAN
11 4 (16.67%) Firewall
11 4 (16.67%) ICMP
11 4 (16.67%) Wireless
Development Applications
1 3 (12.50%) VSS/SourceSafe
General
1 5 (20.83%) Finance
1 5 (20.83%) Telecoms
2 2 (8.33%) Electronics
3 1 (4.17%) Banking
3 1 (4.17%) Investment Banking
3 1 (4.17%) Manufacturing
3 1 (4.17%) Publishing
3 1 (4.17%) Retail
Job Titles
1 19 (79.17%) Network Engineer
2 4 (16.67%) Cisco Engineer
2 4 (16.67%) Cisco Network Engineer
3 3 (12.50%) Network Support
3 3 (12.50%) Network Support Engineer
3 3 (12.50%) Support Engineer
4 2 (8.33%) Cisco Network Support Engineer
4 2 (8.33%) Cisco Support
4 2 (8.33%) Cisco Support Engineer
4 2 (8.33%) Senior Network Engineer
4 2 (8.33%) WAN Engineer
5 1 (4.17%) LAN Engineer
5 1 (4.17%) LAN/WAN Engineer
5 1 (4.17%) Lead Network Engineer
5 1 (4.17%) Network Operations Engineer
5 1 (4.17%) Project Director
5 1 (4.17%) Provisioning Engineer
5 1 (4.17%) SC Cleared Network Engineer
5 1 (4.17%) Senior Unix Engineer
5 1 (4.17%) Unix Engineer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 8 (33.33%) 802.1X
2 3 (12.50%) COM
3 2 (8.33%) RFC 2544
Miscellaneous
1 11 (45.83%) Data Centre
2 2 (8.33%) Computer Science
2 2 (8.33%) e-Health
3 1 (4.17%) Analytical Skills
Operating Systems
1 9 (37.50%) Windows
2 8 (33.33%) Windows Server
3 2 (8.33%) FreeBSD
3 2 (8.33%) Unix
Processes & Methodologies
1 6 (25.00%) Smoke Testing
2 5 (20.83%) Change Control
3 4 (16.67%) Customer Requirements
3 4 (16.67%) Migration
4 3 (12.50%) Configuration Management
4 3 (12.50%) Network Design
4 3 (12.50%) Network Management
5 2 (8.33%) Asset Management
5 2 (8.33%) Electronic Trading
5 2 (8.33%) Line Management
5 2 (8.33%) Low Latency
5 2 (8.33%) Network Packet Capture
5 2 (8.33%) Portfolio Management
5 2 (8.33%) Presales
6 1 (4.17%) Network Monitoring
6 1 (4.17%) Programme Management
6 1 (4.17%) Service Delivery
6 1 (4.17%) Validation
Programming Languages
1 3 (12.50%) SQL
Qualifications
1 15 (62.50%) Cisco Certification
2 11 (45.83%) CCNP
3 9 (37.50%) CCNA
4 6 (25.00%) CCIE
4 6 (25.00%) Security Cleared
5 5 (20.83%) CCDP
5 5 (20.83%) SC Cleared
6 3 (12.50%) CCDA
7 2 (8.33%) BC Cleared
7 2 (8.33%) BPSS Clearance
7 2 (8.33%) CISSP
7 2 (8.33%) CLAS
7 2 (8.33%) Degree
8 1 (4.17%) CCENT
8 1 (4.17%) DV Cleared
System Software
1 10 (41.67%) Active Directory
2 9 (37.50%) VMware Infrastructure
3 3 (12.50%) Forefront TMG
3 3 (12.50%) VMware ESXi
3 3 (12.50%) vSphere
Systems Management
1 4 (16.67%) WhatsUp Gold
2 3 (12.50%) Nessus
3 2 (8.33%) Cisco Prime
3 2 (8.33%) Endace
3 2 (8.33%) OpenView
4 1 (4.17%) FortiGate
4 1 (4.17%) WMI
Vendors
1 15 (62.50%) Cisco
2 9 (37.50%) VMware
3 5 (20.83%) HP
4 3 (12.50%) BT
4 3 (12.50%) Microsoft
5 2 (8.33%) AirMagnet
5 2 (8.33%) Arista
5 2 (8.33%) CA
5 2 (8.33%) CheckPoint
5 2 (8.33%) F5
5 2 (8.33%) Juniper
5 2 (8.33%) NetQoS
6 1 (4.17%) Alcatel-Lucent
6 1 (4.17%) Fortinet
6 1 (4.17%) Nokia
6 1 (4.17%) Progress