The table below looks at the statistics for RSVP skills in IT contracts advertised across the UK. Included is a guide to the average contractor rates offered in IT contracts that have cited RSVP over the 3 months to 29 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
29 Jul 2015
Same period 2014 Same period 2013
Resource Reservation Protocol (RSVP)
Rank 598 593 571
Rank change year-on-year
-5 -22
Contract jobs citing RSVP 13 7 1
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the UK 0.023% 0.013% 0.002%
As % of the Communications & Networking category 0.16% 0.092% 0.014%
Number of daily rates quoted 5 3 1
Average daily rate
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£325 £383 £150
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
-15.03% +155.00%
UK excluding London average daily rate - £261 £150
% change year-on-year
- +74.00%
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 0 0
Average hourly rate - - -
UK excluding London average hourly rate - - -

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
7898 7575 7003
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the UK 13.84% 13.85% 13.72%
Number of daily rates quoted 4526 4040 3609
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 479 415 477
Average hourly rate £21.00 £20.00 £25.00
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
+5.00% -20.00%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £12.35 £11.97 £14.00
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £47.83 £42.50 £42.50
UK excluding London average hourly rate £21.53 £20.00 £25.50
% change year-on-year
+7.62% -21.56%

RSVP
Jobs Demand Trend

This chart provides the 3-month moving total of IT contractor jobs citing RSVP within the UK as a proportion of the total demand within the Communications & Networking category.

RSVP Jobs Demand Trend in the UK

RSVP
Daily Rate Trend

This chart provides the 3-month moving average for daily rates quoted in IT contract jobs citing RSVP within the UK.

RSVP Daily Rate Trend in the UK

RSVP
Hourly Rate Trend

This chart provides the 3-month moving average for hourly rates quoted in IT contractor jobs citing RSVP within the UK.

RSVP Hourly Rate Trend in the UK

RSVP
Top 9 Contract Locations

The table below looks at the demand and provides a guide to the average contractor rates quoted in IT jobs citing RSVP within the UK over the 3 months to 29 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 -7 12 £325 -15.03% 4
London +16 11 £325 -48.00% 2
City of London +11 8 £363 -42.00%
Liverpool - 1 - -
Merseyside - 1 - -
North West - 1 - -
Highlands - 1 - -
Scotland - 1 - -
Inverness - 1 - -

RSVP
Top 30 Related IT Skills

For the 6 months to 29 July 2015, IT contractor jobs within the UK citing RSVP 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 RSVP.

1 34 (100.00%) Cisco
2 33 (97.06%) MPLS
3 31 (91.18%) Juniper
3 31 (91.18%) BGP
4 28 (82.35%) Cisco Certification
5 24 (70.59%) OSPF
6 23 (67.65%) VPN
7 22 (64.71%) CCNP
8 19 (55.88%) Cisco IOS
9 17 (50.00%) Junos
10 14 (41.18%) Firewall
10 14 (41.18%) Ethernet
11 13 (38.24%) CCIE
11 13 (38.24%) CCNA
11 13 (38.24%) VPLS
12 12 (35.29%) Multicast
12 12 (35.29%) IPsec
13 11 (32.35%) JNCIP
14 10 (29.41%) HSRP
14 10 (29.41%) IOS XR
15 9 (26.47%) Cisco IPT
15 9 (26.47%) IP Telephony
15 9 (26.47%) BT
15 9 (26.47%) LAN
15 9 (26.47%) WAN
16 8 (23.53%) CCIP
16 8 (23.53%) CheckPoint
16 8 (23.53%) Finance
16 8 (23.53%) Migration
16 8 (23.53%) Network Design

RSVP
Top Related IT Skills by Category

For the 6 months to 29 July 2015, IT contractor jobs within the UK citing RSVP 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 RSVP. Up to 20 skills are shown per category.

Application Platforms
1 2 (5.88%) Lync
Applications
1 3 (8.82%) MS Office
2 1 (2.94%) MS Excel
2 1 (2.94%) MS Visio
Cloud Services
1 2 (5.88%) Office 365
Communications & Networking
1 33 (97.06%) MPLS
2 31 (91.18%) BGP
3 24 (70.59%) OSPF
4 23 (67.65%) VPN
5 19 (55.88%) Cisco IOS
6 17 (50.00%) Junos
7 14 (41.18%) Firewall
7 14 (41.18%) Ethernet
8 13 (38.24%) VPLS
9 12 (35.29%) IPsec
9 12 (35.29%) Multicast
10 10 (29.41%) HSRP
10 10 (29.41%) IOS XR
11 9 (26.47%) IP Telephony
11 9 (26.47%) Cisco IPT
11 9 (26.47%) LAN
11 9 (26.47%) WAN
12 7 (20.59%) IPv4
12 7 (20.59%) IPv6
12 7 (20.59%) L2TP
Development Applications
1 2 (5.88%) VSS/SourceSafe
General
1 8 (23.53%) Finance
2 7 (20.59%) Telecoms
Job Titles
1 17 (50.00%) Network Engineer
2 8 (23.53%) IP Engineer
3 7 (20.59%) Operations Engineer
3 7 (20.59%) Implementation Engineer
4 4 (11.76%) Network Specialist
5 2 (5.88%) NOC Engineer
5 2 (5.88%) Designer
5 2 (5.88%) Cisco Engineer
5 2 (5.88%) Network Architect
5 2 (5.88%) Architect
6 1 (2.94%) Network Design Specialist
6 1 (2.94%) Network Designer
6 1 (2.94%) Design Engineer
6 1 (2.94%) Network Design Engineer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 7 (20.59%) 802.1X
2 2 (5.88%) XMPP
Miscellaneous
1 6 (17.65%) Eurex
2 3 (8.82%) Data Centre
3 1 (2.94%) Analytical Skills
Operating Systems
1 7 (20.59%) UNIX
1 7 (20.59%) Linux
2 3 (8.82%) Windows
Processes & Methodologies
1 8 (23.53%) Network Design
1 8 (23.53%) Migration
2 3 (8.82%) Change Control
2 3 (8.82%) Change Management
3 1 (2.94%) Performance Monitoring
3 1 (2.94%) Network Monitoring
3 1 (2.94%) Asset Management
3 1 (2.94%) Electronic Trading
3 1 (2.94%) Capacity Planning
3 1 (2.94%) Continuous Improvement
Programming Languages
1 3 (8.82%) Lisp
Qualifications
1 28 (82.35%) Cisco Certification
2 22 (64.71%) CCNP
3 13 (38.24%) CCNA
3 13 (38.24%) CCIE
4 11 (32.35%) JNCIP
5 8 (23.53%) CCIP
6 7 (20.59%) JNCIA
7 5 (14.71%) Security Cleared
8 3 (8.82%) JNCIE
9 2 (5.88%) Degree
9 2 (5.88%) SC Cleared
9 2 (5.88%) BC Cleared
9 2 (5.88%) CCDP
10 1 (2.94%) JNCIS
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 3 (8.82%) QA
Systems Management
1 2 (5.88%) Cisco CUCM
Vendors
1 34 (100.00%) Cisco
2 31 (91.18%) Juniper
3 9 (26.47%) BT
4 8 (23.53%) CheckPoint
5 7 (20.59%) Aruba
5 7 (20.59%) HP
6 4 (11.76%) Brocade
7 3 (8.82%) Remedy
7 3 (8.82%) Microsoft
8 2 (5.88%) 3Com
8 2 (5.88%) Riverbed
8 2 (5.88%) F5
9 1 (2.94%) Huawei
9 1 (2.94%) Cramer
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