The first table below looks at the demand 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 18 April 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
18 Apr 2014
Same period 2013 Same period 2012
Resource Reservation Protocol (RSVP)
Rank 572 527 579
Rank change year-on-year
-45 +52
Contract jobs citing RSVP 15 17 9
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the UK 0.027% 0.036% 0.015%
As % of the Communications & Networking category 0.21% 0.24% 0.097%
Number of daily rates quoted 2 14 1
Average daily rate £343 £300 £325
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+14.16% -7.69%
UK excluding London average daily rate £343 £300 -
% change year-on-year
+14.16% -
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 0 0
Average hourly rate - - -
UK excluding London average hourly rate - - -
Communications & Networking Category
UK
Contract IT job ads with a match in the
Communications & Networking category
7257 7224 9297
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the UK 12.89% 15.14% 15.33%
Number of daily rates quoted 3828 3580 4351
Average daily rate £360 £345 £368
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+4.34% -6.12%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £200 £190 £215
10% offered a daily rate of more than £500 £500 £500
UK excluding London average daily rate £338 £310 £325
% change year-on-year
+8.87% -4.61%
Number of hourly rates quoted 413 572 627
Average hourly rate £20.00 £22.50 £27.50
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
-11.11% -18.18%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £12.63 £12.50 £13.50
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £45.00 £42.50 £44.00
UK excluding London average hourly rate £20.50 £22.50 £29.50
% change year-on-year
-8.88% -23.72%

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 12 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 18 April 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
(Click each for more statistics)
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
Find
Job
Vacancies
South East -7 14 £295 -1.66% 1
England -90 14 £295 -1.66% 1
Berkshire -3 12 £295 -1.66%
Hampshire - - - -
Hertfordshire - - - -
South West - - - -
Basingstoke - - - -
Bristol - - - -
London - - - -
Reading - - - -
Slough - - - -
East of England - - - -

RSVP
Top 30 Related IT Skills

For the 6 months to 18 April 2014, 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 25 (100.00%) MPLS
1 25 (100.00%) BGP
2 24 (96.00%) Telecoms
3 23 (92.00%) LTE
3 23 (92.00%) HSRP
3 23 (92.00%) VRRP
3 23 (92.00%) OSPF
3 23 (92.00%) Ethernet
3 23 (92.00%) VPN
4 20 (80.00%) 3G
4 20 (80.00%) Radio Access Network
4 20 (80.00%) 2G
4 20 (80.00%) Network Design
5 16 (64.00%) Huawei
6 14 (56.00%) Capacity Management
7 11 (44.00%) MS Office
7 11 (44.00%) MS Excel
7 11 (44.00%) MS Access
7 11 (44.00%) VB
8 8 (32.00%) SDH
8 8 (32.00%) ATM
8 8 (32.00%) Nortel
8 8 (32.00%) SQL
8 8 (32.00%) OPNET
9 7 (28.00%) Capacity Planning
9 7 (28.00%) DWDM
9 7 (28.00%) BT
9 7 (28.00%) Business Objects
10 4 (16.00%) Cisco
10 4 (16.00%) Juniper

RSVP
Top Related IT Skills by Category

For the 6 months to 18 April 2014, 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.

Applications
1 11 (44.00%) MS Office
1 11 (44.00%) MS Excel
Communications & Networking
1 25 (100.00%) MPLS
1 25 (100.00%) BGP
2 23 (92.00%) LTE
2 23 (92.00%) HSRP
2 23 (92.00%) VRRP
2 23 (92.00%) OSPF
2 23 (92.00%) Ethernet
2 23 (92.00%) VPN
3 20 (80.00%) 3G
3 20 (80.00%) Radio Access Network
3 20 (80.00%) 2G
4 8 (32.00%) SDH
4 8 (32.00%) ATM
5 7 (28.00%) DWDM
6 3 (12.00%) Firewall
6 3 (12.00%) Cisco PIX
6 3 (12.00%) Cisco ASA
6 3 (12.00%) FWSM
6 3 (12.00%) SNMP
6 3 (12.00%) UMTS
Database & Business Intelligence
1 11 (44.00%) MS Access
General
1 24 (96.00%) Telecoms
2 1 (4.00%) Legal
Job Titles
1 13 (52.00%) RAN Engineer
1 13 (52.00%) Design Engineer
1 13 (52.00%) Test Engineer
1 13 (52.00%) Network Engineer
2 12 (48.00%) Network Design Engineer
3 3 (12.00%) Solutions Architect
3 3 (12.00%) Architect
4 1 (4.00%) Transmission Design Engineer
4 1 (4.00%) Configuration Engineer
4 1 (4.00%) Transmission Engineer
Miscellaneous
1 1 (4.00%) MPEG
1 1 (4.00%) DTV
Processes & Methodologies
1 20 (80.00%) Network Design
2 14 (56.00%) Capacity Management
3 7 (28.00%) Capacity Planning
4 4 (16.00%) Validation
5 3 (12.00%) Load Balancing
5 3 (12.00%) Network Management
5 3 (12.00%) Network Architecture
6 1 (4.00%) Quality Management
6 1 (4.00%) Product Management
Programming Languages
1 11 (44.00%) VB
2 8 (32.00%) SQL
Qualifications
1 2 (8.00%) Cisco Certification
1 2 (8.00%) CCIE
Vendors
1 16 (64.00%) Huawei
2 8 (32.00%) Nortel
2 8 (32.00%) OPNET
3 7 (28.00%) BT
3 7 (28.00%) Business Objects
4 4 (16.00%) Cisco
4 4 (16.00%) Juniper
5 3 (12.00%) Redback
5 3 (12.00%) Ericsson
5 3 (12.00%) Nokia
5 3 (12.00%) Radware
6 1 (4.00%) CheckPoint