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 30 July 2015 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
30 Jul 2015
Same period 2014 Same period 2013
Routing Information Protocol (RIP)
Rank 585 569 560
Rank change year-on-year
-16 -9
Contract jobs citing RIP 43 46 16
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the UK 0.075% 0.084% 0.031%
As % of the Communications & Networking category 0.55% 0.60% 0.23%
Number of daily rates quoted 26 24 10
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£425 £400 £356
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+6.25% +12.28%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £230 £225 £289
10% offered a daily rate of more than £500 £496 £401
UK excluding London average daily rate £365 £325 £290
% change year-on-year
+12.30% +12.06%
Number of hourly rates quoted 3 3 0
Average hourly rate £47.83 £40.00 -
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
+19.57% -
UK excluding London average hourly rate £47.83 £40.00 -
% change year-on-year
+19.57% -

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
7874 7610 7018
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the UK 13.80% 13.92% 13.73%
Number of daily rates quoted 4511 4058 3620
Average daily rate £375 £360 £350
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+4.16% +2.85%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £225 £210 £200
10% offered a daily rate of more than £500 £500 £488
UK excluding London average daily rate £350 £335 £320
% change year-on-year
+4.47% +4.68%
Number of hourly rates quoted 471 416 473
Average hourly rate £21.50 £20.00 £25.00
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
+7.50% -20.00%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £12.35 £12.00 £13.75
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £47.83 £42.50 £42.50
UK excluding London average hourly rate £22.22 £20.00 £25.50
% change year-on-year
+11.10% -21.56%

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 30 July 2015.

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 24 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 30 July 2015. 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 -32 38 £425 +6.25% 14
London +2 22 £425 +6.25% 2
South East -14 12 £325 -28.57% 4
City of London -5 11 £328 -18.12% 1
Berkshire +3 7 £298 -35.14% 4
Hampshire +1 4 £325 +66.66%
Portsmouth - 4 £325 -
South West -1 3 - - 5
Wiltshire - 3 - -
Wales +3 2 £460 -
Bracknell -2 2 - -
Swansea - 2 £460 -
Swindon - 2 - -
West Wales - 2 £460 -
West Midlands -1 1 - -
Surrey - 1 - -
Wokingham - 1 - - 1
Slough - 1 £365 - 1
Newbury - 1 - -
County Antrim - 1 - -
Belfast - 1 - -
Birmingham - 1 - -
Northern Ireland - 1 - -
East Midlands - 1 £363 -

RIP
Top 30 Related IT Skills

For the 6 months to 30 July 2015, 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 61 (92.42%) OSPF
2 59 (89.39%) Cisco
3 55 (83.33%) BGP
4 45 (68.18%) Cisco Certification
5 42 (63.64%) MPLS
6 41 (62.12%) LAN
7 40 (60.61%) EIGRP
8 37 (56.06%) WAN
9 35 (53.03%) TCP/IP
10 28 (42.42%) Firewall
10 28 (42.42%) Juniper
11 25 (37.88%) CheckPoint
11 25 (37.88%) CCNP
12 24 (36.36%) VPN
13 23 (34.85%) HSRP
13 23 (34.85%) Multicast
14 20 (30.30%) VoIP
14 20 (30.30%) CCNA
14 20 (30.30%) Telecoms
15 19 (28.79%) IPsec
16 18 (27.27%) CCIE
17 15 (22.73%) Windows
17 15 (22.73%) Data Centre
17 15 (22.73%) VLAN
18 14 (21.21%) Network Security
18 14 (21.21%) SNMP
19 13 (19.70%) Spanning Tree
20 12 (18.18%) F5
20 12 (18.18%) Security Cleared
20 12 (18.18%) Ethernet

RIP
Top Related IT Skills by Category

For the 6 months to 30 July 2015, 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 (3.03%) CMS
2 1 (1.52%) Exchange Server 2000
2 1 (1.52%) MS Exchange
Applications
1 8 (12.12%) MS PowerPoint
2 5 (7.58%) MS Excel
3 1 (1.52%) MS Visio
Communications & Networking
1 61 (92.42%) OSPF
2 55 (83.33%) BGP
3 42 (63.64%) MPLS
4 41 (62.12%) LAN
5 40 (60.61%) EIGRP
6 37 (56.06%) WAN
7 35 (53.03%) TCP/IP
8 28 (42.42%) Firewall
9 24 (36.36%) VPN
10 23 (34.85%) HSRP
10 23 (34.85%) Multicast
11 20 (30.30%) VoIP
12 19 (28.79%) IPsec
13 15 (22.73%) VLAN
14 14 (21.21%) Network Security
14 14 (21.21%) SNMP
15 13 (19.70%) Spanning Tree
16 12 (18.18%) Ethernet
17 10 (15.15%) Cisco ASA
17 10 (15.15%) Cisco PIX
Development Applications
1 6 (9.09%) VSS/SourceSafe
2 1 (1.52%) Ant
General
1 20 (30.30%) Telecoms
2 11 (16.67%) Banking
3 8 (12.12%) Finance
4 6 (9.09%) Investment Banking
5 2 (3.03%) Games
5 2 (3.03%) Retail
5 2 (3.03%) Billing
6 1 (1.52%) Back Office
Job Titles
1 33 (50.00%) Network Engineer
2 11 (16.67%) Cisco Engineer
3 8 (12.12%) Cisco Network Engineer
3 8 (12.12%) IP Engineer
4 6 (9.09%) Architect
4 6 (9.09%) Project Manager
5 4 (6.06%) Senior Network Engineer
5 4 (6.06%) Security Engineer
5 4 (6.06%) Network Architect
5 4 (6.06%) IP Network Engineer
5 4 (6.06%) Network Project Manager
5 4 (6.06%) Network Manager
6 3 (4.55%) Implementation Engineer
6 3 (4.55%) NOC Engineer
6 3 (4.55%) Test Engineer
6 3 (4.55%) Support Engineer
6 3 (4.55%) Administrator
7 2 (3.03%) Infrastructure Engineer
7 2 (3.03%) Design Engineer
7 2 (3.03%) Senior Project Manager
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 8 (12.12%) 802.1X
2 2 (3.03%) Silverlight
3 1 (1.52%) OCX
Miscellaneous
1 15 (22.73%) Data Centre
2 7 (10.61%) IVR
3 3 (4.55%) e-Health
3 3 (4.55%) Distributed Denial-of-Service
4 2 (3.03%) IPTV
4 2 (3.03%) Computer Science
4 2 (3.03%) Video on Demand
4 2 (3.03%) Analytical Skills
4 2 (3.03%) STB
4 2 (3.03%) MPEG
4 2 (3.03%) NHS
4 2 (3.03%) DTV
4 2 (3.03%) Streaming Video
5 1 (1.52%) SecurID
5 1 (1.52%) DataPower
Operating Systems
1 15 (22.73%) Windows
2 8 (12.12%) Windows 2000
3 7 (10.61%) Windows XP
3 7 (10.61%) Windows Server 2003
4 4 (6.06%) UNIX
5 2 (3.03%) Linux
6 1 (1.52%) Mac OS X
Processes & Methodologies
1 9 (13.64%) ITIL
2 8 (12.12%) Migration
2 8 (12.12%) Network Design
3 7 (10.61%) Project Management
4 5 (7.58%) Load Balancing
4 5 (7.58%) Low Latency
5 4 (6.06%) PRINCE2
6 3 (4.55%) CRM
6 3 (4.55%) Performance Management
7 2 (3.03%) Reverse Engineering
7 2 (3.03%) Video Processing
7 2 (3.03%) Network Architecture
7 2 (3.03%) Network Management
7 2 (3.03%) Scrum
7 2 (3.03%) Risk Assessment
7 2 (3.03%) Agile Software Development
7 2 (3.03%) Network Monitoring
7 2 (3.03%) Deep Packet Inspection
7 2 (3.03%) DDoS Mitigation
7 2 (3.03%) Service Delivery
Programming Languages
1 2 (3.03%) C
Qualifications
1 45 (68.18%) Cisco Certification
2 25 (37.88%) CCNP
3 20 (30.30%) CCNA
4 18 (27.27%) CCIE
5 12 (18.18%) Security Cleared
6 9 (13.64%) SC Cleared
7 7 (10.61%) Degree
8 6 (9.09%) BC Cleared
8 6 (9.09%) CCDP
9 4 (6.06%) CISSP
9 4 (6.06%) PRINCE2 Certification
10 3 (4.55%) CCSE
11 2 (3.03%) Check Point Certification
11 2 (3.03%) ITIL Certification
11 2 (3.03%) CCSA
11 2 (3.03%) PRINCE2 Practitioner
11 2 (3.03%) CCSP
12 1 (1.52%) CCIP
12 1 (1.52%) CCDA
12 1 (1.52%) DV Cleared
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 3 (4.55%) PCI DSS
2 1 (1.52%) QA
System Software
1 5 (7.58%) VMware Infrastructure
2 4 (6.06%) Active Directory
3 2 (3.03%) ProxySG
Systems Management
1 8 (12.12%) Cisco CUCM
2 7 (10.61%) Cisco UCCE
3 5 (7.58%) CiscoWorks
3 5 (7.58%) Cisco IPCC
3 5 (7.58%) CA Spectrum
4 2 (3.03%) FortiGate
5 1 (1.52%) Iperf
5 1 (1.52%) HP Quality Center
5 1 (1.52%) Cisco UCCX
Vendors
1 59 (89.39%) Cisco
2 28 (42.42%) Juniper
3 25 (37.88%) CheckPoint
4 12 (18.18%) F5
5 8 (12.12%) Microsoft
6 7 (10.61%) Fortinet
7 6 (9.09%) VMware
8 5 (7.58%) Nortel
8 5 (7.58%) CA
9 4 (6.06%) Nokia
10 3 (4.55%) Radware
10 3 (4.55%) Riverbed
11 2 (3.03%) Tektronix
11 2 (3.03%) BT
11 2 (3.03%) Cramer
11 2 (3.03%) Redback
11 2 (3.03%) Blue Coat
11 2 (3.03%) Huawei
11 2 (3.03%) Brocade
11 2 (3.03%) Ericsson
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