The first table below looks at the demand 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 25 July 2014 with a comparison to the same period in the previous 2 years. The second table is for comparison and provides aggregates for all of the Communications & Networking category.

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
25 Jul 2014
Same period 2013 Same period 2012
Routing Information Protocol (RIP)
Rank 547 552 558
Rank change year-on-year
+5 +6
Contract jobs citing RIP 46 16 26
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the UK 0.084% 0.031% 0.045%
As % of the Communications & Networking category 0.61% 0.23% 0.29%
Number of daily rates quoted 24 10 18
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£400 £356 £325
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+12.28% +9.61%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £225 £289 £175
10% offered a daily rate of more than £496 £401 £425
UK excluding London average daily rate £325 £290 £293
% change year-on-year
+12.06% -0.85%
Number of hourly rates quoted 3 0 1
Average hourly rate £40.00 - £21.00
UK excluding London average hourly rate £40.00 - £21.00
Communications & Networking Category
UK
Contract IT job ads with a match in the
Communications & Networking category
7508 6968 8954
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the UK 13.73% 13.66% 15.48%
Number of daily rates quoted 4004 3592 3943
Average daily rate £360 £350 £350
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+2.85% -
90% offered a daily rate of more than £210 £200 £200
10% offered a daily rate of more than £500 £488 £475
UK excluding London average daily rate £335 £320 £325
% change year-on-year
+4.68% -1.53%
Number of hourly rates quoted 407 472 682
Average hourly rate £20.00 £25.00 £22.50
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
-20.00% +11.11%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £11.85 £14.00 £12.50
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £42.50 £42.50 £45.00
UK excluding London average hourly rate £20.00 £25.50 £24.97
% change year-on-year
-21.56% +2.12%

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 25 July 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 25 July 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 -3 41 £400 +12.28% 7
London +15 20 £400 - 2
South East +2 13 £455 +65.45% 2
Berkshire +11 10 £459 +66.81% 2
City of London +22 9 £400 - 1
North West +2 4 - -
Manchester - 4 - -
Bracknell +10 2 - -
Reading - 2 £500 - 1
Southampton - 2 £195 -
Hampshire - 2 £195 -
South West -28 1 £350 +20.68%
Wales - 1 - - 2
Wrexham - 1 - -
North Wales - 1 - -
Oxfordshire - 1 £275 -
West Yorkshire - - - -
Wiltshire - - - -
Yorkshire - - - -
South Wales - - - - 2
Bedfordshire - - - - 2
Hertfordshire - - - - 1
Kent - - - -
Cheshire - - - -
Devon - - - -
East Sussex - - - -
Watford - - - - 1
Slough - - - -
Oxford - - - -
Maidstone - - - -

RIP
Top 30 Related IT Skills

For the 6 months to 25 July 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 56 (81.16%) OSPF
2 54 (78.26%) Cisco
3 48 (69.57%) BGP
4 45 (65.22%) Cisco Certification
5 36 (52.17%) CCNP
5 36 (52.17%) MPLS
6 35 (50.72%) Firewall
7 34 (49.28%) VPN
8 33 (47.83%) WAN
8 33 (47.83%) EIGRP
9 28 (40.58%) Juniper
10 27 (39.13%) LAN
11 24 (34.78%) CheckPoint
12 22 (31.88%) CCIE
13 21 (30.43%) IPsec
14 20 (28.99%) Network Design
15 19 (27.54%) ITIL
16 18 (26.09%) Telecoms
17 16 (23.19%) TCP/IP
18 15 (21.74%) Ethernet
18 15 (21.74%) Microsoft
18 15 (21.74%) Network Monitoring
19 14 (20.29%) VLAN
19 14 (20.29%) CCNA
19 14 (20.29%) VoIP
20 13 (18.84%) Cisco ASA
21 12 (17.39%) SC Cleared
21 12 (17.39%) Security Cleared
21 12 (17.39%) Multicast
21 12 (17.39%) Network Management

RIP
Top Related IT Skills by Category

For the 6 months to 25 July 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 2 (2.90%) SharePoint
2 1 (1.45%) MS Exchange
2 1 (1.45%) Exchange Server 5.5
Applications
1 8 (11.59%) MS Visio
2 6 (8.70%) MS Office
3 5 (7.25%) MS Excel
4 1 (1.45%) MS PowerPoint
4 1 (1.45%) MS Project
Communications & Networking
1 56 (81.16%) OSPF
2 48 (69.57%) BGP
3 36 (52.17%) MPLS
4 35 (50.72%) Firewall
5 34 (49.28%) VPN
6 33 (47.83%) WAN
6 33 (47.83%) EIGRP
7 27 (39.13%) LAN
8 21 (30.43%) IPsec
9 16 (23.19%) TCP/IP
10 15 (21.74%) Ethernet
11 14 (20.29%) VoIP
11 14 (20.29%) VLAN
12 13 (18.84%) Cisco ASA
13 12 (17.39%) Multicast
14 11 (15.94%) HSRP
14 11 (15.94%) Cisco PIX
14 11 (15.94%) Network Security
14 11 (15.94%) VPLS
14 11 (15.94%) SNMP
Database & Business Intelligence
1 2 (2.90%) MS Access
1 2 (2.90%) Cognos Impromptu
2 1 (1.45%) SQL Server 2008
2 1 (1.45%) SQL Server
Development Applications
1 1 (1.45%) Ant
1 1 (1.45%) VSS/SourceSafe
General
1 18 (26.09%) Telecoms
2 7 (10.14%) Finance
3 5 (7.25%) Banking
4 3 (4.35%) Investment Banking
5 2 (2.90%) Publishing
6 1 (1.45%) Retail
Job Titles
1 31 (44.93%) Network Engineer
2 11 (15.94%) Design Engineer
3 8 (11.59%) IP Engineer
4 6 (8.70%) Senior Network Engineer
4 6 (8.70%) Network Design Engineer
5 5 (7.25%) Analyst
6 4 (5.80%) Network Consultant
6 4 (5.80%) Consultant
6 4 (5.80%) Architect
6 4 (5.80%) Cisco Engineer
6 4 (5.80%) Senior Network Design Engineer
6 4 (5.80%) Senior Design Engineer
7 3 (4.35%) Senior Architect
7 3 (4.35%) Technical Manager
7 3 (4.35%) Network Support
7 3 (4.35%) Senior Network Architect
7 3 (4.35%) Security Engineer
7 3 (4.35%) Network Architect
7 3 (4.35%) Support Engineer
7 3 (4.35%) Network Support Engineer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 1 (1.45%) EDI
1 1 (1.45%) OCX
Miscellaneous
1 4 (5.80%) SecurID
2 3 (4.35%) Management Information System
3 2 (2.90%) Computer Science
3 2 (2.90%) NHS
4 1 (1.45%) Video Conferencing
4 1 (1.45%) Replication
4 1 (1.45%) e-Health
Operating Systems
1 6 (8.70%) Windows
2 3 (4.35%) Linux
Processes & Methodologies
1 20 (28.99%) Network Design
2 19 (27.54%) ITIL
3 15 (21.74%) Network Monitoring
4 12 (17.39%) Network Management
5 7 (10.14%) Project Management
5 7 (10.14%) eTOM
6 5 (7.25%) Migration
7 4 (5.80%) Service Delivery
7 4 (5.80%) Low Latency
7 4 (5.80%) Performance Tuning
8 3 (4.35%) Demand Forecasting
8 3 (4.35%) Risk Assessment
8 3 (4.35%) WAN Optimisation
9 2 (2.90%) ITIL V3
9 2 (2.90%) Problem Management
9 2 (2.90%) Release Management
9 2 (2.90%) Network Architecture
9 2 (2.90%) PRINCE2
9 2 (2.90%) Stakeholder Management
9 2 (2.90%) Software Engineering
Programming Languages
1 2 (2.90%) Perl
2 1 (1.45%) SQL
2 1 (1.45%) C
Qualifications
1 45 (65.22%) Cisco Certification
2 36 (52.17%) CCNP
3 22 (31.88%) CCIE
4 14 (20.29%) CCNA
5 12 (17.39%) SC Cleared
5 12 (17.39%) Security Cleared
6 8 (11.59%) CCDP
7 7 (10.14%) CISSP
7 7 (10.14%) CCIP
8 6 (8.70%) CCSP
8 6 (8.70%) Degree
8 6 (8.70%) JNCIP
9 5 (7.25%) JNCIE
9 5 (7.25%) JNCIA
10 3 (4.35%) JNCIS
10 3 (4.35%) MCT
10 3 (4.35%) BC Cleared
11 1 (1.45%) MCITP
11 1 (1.45%) MCSE
11 1 (1.45%) CCDA
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 7 (10.14%) PCI DSS
2 2 (2.90%) SLA
3 1 (1.45%) ISO 9001
System Software
1 3 (4.35%) NFS
2 1 (1.45%) Active Directory
2 1 (1.45%) VMware Infrastructure
2 1 (1.45%) vSphere
Systems Management
1 2 (2.90%) CiscoWorks
2 1 (1.45%) Nagios
2 1 (1.45%) Backup Exec
2 1 (1.45%) WSUS
2 1 (1.45%) SolarWinds Orion
2 1 (1.45%) CA Spectrum
2 1 (1.45%) OpenView
Vendors
1 54 (78.26%) Cisco
2 28 (40.58%) Juniper
3 24 (34.78%) CheckPoint
4 15 (21.74%) Microsoft
5 12 (17.39%) F5
6 7 (10.14%) VMware
6 7 (10.14%) Fortinet
7 6 (8.70%) Riverbed
8 5 (7.25%) SolarWinds
8 5 (7.25%) HP
9 4 (5.80%) Tufin
9 4 (5.80%) Brocade
9 4 (5.80%) IronPort
10 3 (4.35%) WatchGuard
10 3 (4.35%) Huawei
10 3 (4.35%) Trustwave
10 3 (4.35%) AlgoSec
10 3 (4.35%) Alcatel-Lucent
10 3 (4.35%) McAfee
10 3 (4.35%) Nortel
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