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 5 May 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
5 May 2015
Same period 2014 Same period 2013
Routing Information Protocol (RIP)
Rank 584 557 537
Rank change year-on-year
-27 -20
Contract jobs citing RIP 25 25 16
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the UK 0.045% 0.046% 0.034%
As % of the Communications & Networking category 0.30% 0.35% 0.22%
Number of daily rates quoted 11 13 7
Average daily rate
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Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+17.50% -7.69%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £300 £167 £270
10% offered a daily rate of more than £475 £513 £488
UK excluding London average daily rate £300 £225 £313
% change year-on-year
+33.33% -28.00%
Number of hourly rates quoted 2 1 0
Average hourly rate £40.00 £30.00 -
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
+33.33% -
UK excluding London average hourly rate £40.00 - -

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
8325 7230 7275
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the UK 14.89% 13.25% 15.29%
Number of daily rates quoted 4527 3851 3617
Average daily rate £350 £352 £350
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
-0.56% +0.57%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £200 £200 £200
10% offered a daily rate of more than £500 £500 £500
UK excluding London average daily rate £345 £330 £315
% change year-on-year
+4.54% +4.76%
Number of hourly rates quoted 462 391 580
Average hourly rate £28.00 £20.00 £22.50
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
+40.00% -11.11%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £12.50 £12.20 £13.00
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £47.50 £41.15 £44.50
UK excluding London average hourly rate £30.00 £20.00 £22.50
% change year-on-year
+50.00% -11.11%

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 5 May 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 18 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 5 May 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 -21 23 £361 +7.03% 17
London +13 10 £361 -1.02% 4
Berkshire 0 10 - - 10
South East -21 10 - - 12
Reading +4 4 - - 8
Bracknell - 3 - - 1
Manchester -2 2 - -
North West -14 2 - -
City of London - 2 £338 - 3
Wiltshire +10 1 - - 1
Swindon +8 1 - - 1
South West +5 1 - - 1
Scotland -4 1 £300 +133.46% 2
West Midlands - 1 - -
Birmingham - 1 - -
West Lothian - 1 £300 - 1
Newbury - 1 - -
Livingston - 1 £300 -

RIP
Top 30 Related IT Skills

For the 6 months to 5 May 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 76 (91.57%) Cisco
2 74 (89.16%) OSPF
3 59 (71.08%) Cisco Certification
4 50 (60.24%) CCNP
4 50 (60.24%) Firewall
5 48 (57.83%) LAN
6 47 (56.63%) VPN
7 46 (55.42%) CheckPoint
8 45 (54.22%) BGP
9 44 (53.01%) WAN
10 41 (49.40%) EIGRP
10 41 (49.40%) Telecoms
11 32 (38.55%) F5
12 30 (36.14%) MPLS
12 30 (36.14%) IPsec
13 29 (34.94%) CCNA
13 29 (34.94%) Juniper
14 28 (33.73%) Cisco ASA
15 27 (32.53%) TCP/IP
16 26 (31.33%) Internet
17 25 (30.12%) Microsoft
17 25 (30.12%) VLAN
17 25 (30.12%) Security Cleared
18 24 (28.92%) SC Cleared
19 23 (27.71%) ITIL
20 22 (26.51%) CISSP
21 21 (25.30%) Risk Assessment
21 21 (25.30%) Network Security
22 20 (24.10%) HSRP
23 18 (21.69%) PCI DSS

RIP
Top Related IT Skills by Category

For the 6 months to 5 May 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 (2.41%) CMS
2 1 (1.20%) MQSeries
2 1 (1.20%) SharePoint
2 1 (1.20%) CICS
Applications
1 8 (9.64%) MS Excel
1 8 (9.64%) MS PowerPoint
2 1 (1.20%) MS Office
2 1 (1.20%) MS Visio
Communications & Networking
1 74 (89.16%) OSPF
2 50 (60.24%) Firewall
3 48 (57.83%) LAN
4 47 (56.63%) VPN
5 45 (54.22%) BGP
6 44 (53.01%) WAN
7 41 (49.40%) EIGRP
8 30 (36.14%) MPLS
8 30 (36.14%) IPsec
9 28 (33.73%) Cisco ASA
10 27 (32.53%) TCP/IP
11 26 (31.33%) Internet
12 25 (30.12%) VLAN
13 21 (25.30%) Network Security
14 20 (24.10%) HSRP
15 16 (19.28%) Cisco PIX
15 16 (19.28%) Wireless
16 15 (18.07%) SSL
16 15 (18.07%) SNMP
17 14 (16.87%) VoIP
Database & Business Intelligence
1 1 (1.20%) DB2
1 1 (1.20%) MongoDB
1 1 (1.20%) NoSQL
Development Applications
1 2 (2.41%) Ant
General
1 41 (49.40%) Telecoms
2 10 (12.05%) Banking
3 5 (6.02%) Finance
4 2 (2.41%) Games
4 2 (2.41%) Retail
4 2 (2.41%) Billing
5 1 (1.20%) Back Office
Job Titles
1 35 (42.17%) Network Engineer
2 29 (34.94%) IP Engineer
3 25 (30.12%) Design Engineer
4 14 (16.87%) Security Engineer
5 9 (10.84%) Cisco Engineer
6 7 (8.43%) Cisco Network Engineer
6 7 (8.43%) IP Network Engineer
7 6 (7.23%) Network Design Engineer
7 6 (7.23%) Support Engineer
8 5 (6.02%) Network Security Engineer
8 5 (6.02%) Network Specialist
8 5 (6.02%) NOC Engineer
8 5 (6.02%) Network Design Specialist
9 4 (4.82%) Network Security Specialist
9 4 (4.82%) Security Specialist
9 4 (4.82%) Network Support
9 4 (4.82%) Network Support Engineer
10 2 (2.41%) Administrator
10 2 (2.41%) Architect
10 2 (2.41%) Test Engineer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 2 (2.41%) Silverlight
2 1 (1.20%) RabbitMQ
2 1 (1.20%) .NET
2 1 (1.20%) MSMQ
2 1 (1.20%) OCX
2 1 (1.20%) ISPF
Miscellaneous
1 14 (16.87%) SecurID
2 7 (8.43%) IVR
3 3 (3.61%) NHS
4 2 (2.41%) DTV
4 2 (2.41%) STB
4 2 (2.41%) MPEG
4 2 (2.41%) Streaming Video
4 2 (2.41%) IPTV
4 2 (2.41%) Computer Science
4 2 (2.41%) Video on Demand
4 2 (2.41%) Analytical Skills
5 1 (1.20%) IBM Mainframe
5 1 (1.20%) Mainframe
5 1 (1.20%) Device Driver
Operating Systems
1 16 (19.28%) Windows
2 14 (16.87%) Linux
3 8 (9.64%) Windows XP
4 7 (8.43%) Windows 2000
4 7 (8.43%) Windows Server 2003
5 4 (4.82%) UNIX
6 1 (1.20%) Windows 7
6 1 (1.20%) zOS
Processes & Methodologies
1 23 (27.71%) ITIL
2 21 (25.30%) Risk Assessment
3 14 (16.87%) Migration
3 14 (16.87%) eTOM
4 13 (15.66%) Validation
5 10 (12.05%) Demand Forecasting
6 9 (10.84%) Network Design
7 7 (8.43%) Load Balancing
8 6 (7.23%) Reverse Engineering
9 5 (6.02%) Network Monitoring
10 4 (4.82%) Network Management
11 3 (3.61%) Agile Software Development
11 3 (3.61%) Configuration Management
11 3 (3.61%) Project Management
11 3 (3.61%) Deep Packet Inspection
12 2 (2.41%) CRM
12 2 (2.41%) DRM
12 2 (2.41%) Scrum
12 2 (2.41%) Root Cause Analysis
12 2 (2.41%) Performance Management
Programming Languages
1 1 (1.20%) C#
1 1 (1.20%) COBOL
1 1 (1.20%) Assembly Language
1 1 (1.20%) REXX
1 1 (1.20%) JCL
Qualifications
1 59 (71.08%) Cisco Certification
2 50 (60.24%) CCNP
3 29 (34.94%) CCNA
4 25 (30.12%) Security Cleared
5 24 (28.92%) SC Cleared
6 22 (26.51%) CISSP
7 16 (19.28%) Degree
8 11 (13.25%) CCIE
9 9 (10.84%) BC Cleared
10 6 (7.23%) CCDP
11 4 (4.82%) Check Point Certification
11 4 (4.82%) CCSP
11 4 (4.82%) CCSE
12 3 (3.61%) CCIP
12 3 (3.61%) CCSA
13 1 (1.20%) JNCIS
13 1 (1.20%) JNCIP
13 1 (1.20%) DV Cleared
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 18 (21.69%) PCI DSS
2 2 (2.41%) QA
System Software
1 3 (3.61%) Active Directory
1 3 (3.61%) ProxySG
1 3 (3.61%) VMware Infrastructure
Systems Management
1 7 (8.43%) Cisco UCCE
1 7 (8.43%) Cisco CUCM
2 5 (6.02%) Cisco IPCC
3 3 (3.61%) FortiGate
4 1 (1.20%) Cacti
Vendors
1 76 (91.57%) Cisco
2 46 (55.42%) CheckPoint
3 32 (38.55%) F5
4 29 (34.94%) Juniper
5 25 (30.12%) Microsoft
6 16 (19.28%) Fortinet
7 14 (16.87%) Tufin
7 14 (16.87%) AlgoSec
8 11 (13.25%) CA
9 8 (9.64%) Riverbed
9 8 (9.64%) VMware
10 4 (4.82%) Redback
10 4 (4.82%) Blue Coat
10 4 (4.82%) Radware
10 4 (4.82%) Nokia
11 2 (2.41%) Apple
11 2 (2.41%) Remedy
11 2 (2.41%) Adobe
11 2 (2.41%) Nortel
11 2 (2.41%) BT
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