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 4 September 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
4 Sep 2015
Same period 2014 Same period 2013
Resource Reservation Protocol (RSVP)
Rank 620 601 586
Rank change year-on-year
-19 -15
Contract jobs citing RSVP 13 9 1
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the UK 0.022% 0.016% 0.002%
As % of the Communications & Networking category 0.16% 0.11% 0.014%
Number of daily rates quoted 4 4 1
Average daily rate
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£408 £375 £150
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+8.66% +150.00%
UK excluding London average daily rate £415 £360 £150
% change year-on-year
+15.27% +140.00%
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
8062 8177 7057
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the UK 13.80% 14.64% 13.54%
Number of daily rates quoted 4616 4454 3809
Average daily rate £375 £363 £352
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+3.44% +2.98%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £233 £220 £200
10% offered a daily rate of more than £513 £500 £500
UK excluding London average daily rate £350 £338 £325
% change year-on-year
+3.70% +3.84%
Number of hourly rates quoted 524 456 415
Average hourly rate £21.53 £22.50 £22.50
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
-4.33% -
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £12.35 £12.50 £13.00
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £47.83 £45.00 £37.50
UK excluding London average hourly rate £21.53 £23.50 £23.21
% change year-on-year
-8.40% +1.24%

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 4 September 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 0 13 £408 +8.66% 3
London +11 7 £400 +6.66% 1
City of London +9 4 £408 +8.86%
Liverpool - 2 - -
Merseyside - 2 - -
Bristol - 2 £415 -
North West - 2 - -
South West - 2 £415 -
Berkshire -2 1 - -
South East -27 1 - - 2
East of England - 1 - -
Hertfordshire - 1 - -

RSVP
Top 30 Related IT Skills

For the 6 months to 4 September 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 29 (100.00%) MPLS
2 27 (93.10%) BGP
3 26 (89.66%) Cisco
4 25 (86.21%) Juniper
5 21 (72.41%) OSPF
5 21 (72.41%) Cisco Certification
6 19 (65.52%) VPN
7 16 (55.17%) Firewall
8 15 (51.72%) CCNP
9 14 (48.28%) IPsec
10 13 (44.83%) Junos
11 12 (41.38%) Multicast
11 12 (41.38%) VPLS
12 11 (37.93%) Ethernet
12 11 (37.93%) Cisco IOS
13 10 (34.48%) HP
14 9 (31.03%) CheckPoint
14 9 (31.03%) IP Telephony
14 9 (31.03%) Finance
14 9 (31.03%) Cisco IPT
14 9 (31.03%) Aruba
15 8 (27.59%) LAN
16 7 (24.14%) CCNA
16 7 (24.14%) Network Design
16 7 (24.14%) JNCIP
16 7 (24.14%) Cisco ASA
17 6 (20.69%) Security Cleared
17 6 (20.69%) Eurex
17 6 (20.69%) Brocade
17 6 (20.69%) Migration

RSVP
Top Related IT Skills by Category

For the 6 months to 4 September 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 (6.90%) Lync
Applications
1 3 (10.34%) MS Office
2 1 (3.45%) MS Excel
2 1 (3.45%) MS Visio
Cloud Services
1 2 (6.90%) Office 365
Communications & Networking
1 29 (100.00%) MPLS
2 27 (93.10%) BGP
3 21 (72.41%) OSPF
4 19 (65.52%) VPN
5 16 (55.17%) Firewall
6 14 (48.28%) IPsec
7 13 (44.83%) Junos
8 12 (41.38%) VPLS
8 12 (41.38%) Multicast
9 11 (37.93%) Cisco IOS
9 11 (37.93%) Ethernet
10 9 (31.03%) IP Telephony
10 9 (31.03%) Cisco IPT
11 8 (27.59%) LAN
12 7 (24.14%) Cisco ASA
13 6 (20.69%) WAN
13 6 (20.69%) EIGRP
14 5 (17.24%) HSRP
14 5 (17.24%) Wireless
14 5 (17.24%) Spanning Tree
Development Applications
1 2 (6.90%) VSS/SourceSafe
General
1 9 (31.03%) Finance
2 5 (17.24%) Telecoms
Job Titles
1 17 (58.62%) Network Engineer
2 5 (17.24%) Designer
3 3 (10.34%) Network Designer
3 3 (10.34%) IP Engineer
3 3 (10.34%) Architect
3 3 (10.34%) Network Specialist
4 2 (6.90%) Implementation Engineer
4 2 (6.90%) Operations Engineer
5 1 (3.45%) Design Engineer
5 1 (3.45%) Cisco Engineer
5 1 (3.45%) NOC Engineer
5 1 (3.45%) Network Design Engineer
5 1 (3.45%) Principal Architect
5 1 (3.45%) Technical Architect
5 1 (3.45%) Solutions Architect
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 2 (6.90%) XMPP
1 2 (6.90%) 802.1X
Miscellaneous
1 6 (20.69%) Eurex
2 2 (6.90%) Data Centre
3 1 (3.45%) Analytical Skills
Operating Systems
1 2 (6.90%) UNIX
1 2 (6.90%) Windows
1 2 (6.90%) Linux
Processes & Methodologies
1 7 (24.14%) Network Design
2 6 (20.69%) Migration
3 3 (10.34%) Load Balancing
4 2 (6.90%) Change Control
4 2 (6.90%) Change Management
5 1 (3.45%) Performance Monitoring
5 1 (3.45%) Network Monitoring
5 1 (3.45%) Asset Management
5 1 (3.45%) Electronic Trading
5 1 (3.45%) Capacity Planning
5 1 (3.45%) Continuous Improvement
Programming Languages
1 3 (10.34%) Lisp
Qualifications
1 21 (72.41%) Cisco Certification
2 15 (51.72%) CCNP
3 7 (24.14%) CCNA
3 7 (24.14%) JNCIP
4 6 (20.69%) Security Cleared
4 6 (20.69%) CCIE
5 4 (13.79%) JNCIE
5 4 (13.79%) SC Cleared
6 3 (10.34%) JNCIA
7 2 (6.90%) JNCIS
7 2 (6.90%) CCIP
7 2 (6.90%) Degree
8 1 (3.45%) BC Cleared
8 1 (3.45%) CCSA
8 1 (3.45%) CCSE
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 3 (10.34%) QA
Systems Management
1 2 (6.90%) Cisco CUCM
Vendors
1 26 (89.66%) Cisco
2 25 (86.21%) Juniper
3 10 (34.48%) HP
4 9 (31.03%) CheckPoint
4 9 (31.03%) Aruba
5 6 (20.69%) Brocade
6 4 (13.79%) BT
7 3 (10.34%) Microsoft
8 2 (6.90%) 3Com
8 2 (6.90%) Remedy
8 2 (6.90%) Riverbed
8 2 (6.90%) F5
9 1 (3.45%) Tufin
9 1 (3.45%) Fortinet
9 1 (3.45%) IronPort
9 1 (3.45%) Blue Coat
9 1 (3.45%) Citrix