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 26 January 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
26 Jan 2015
Same period 2014 Same period 2013
Resource Reservation Protocol (RSVP)
Rank 559 551 515
Rank change year-on-year
-8 -36
Contract jobs citing RSVP 18 10 12
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the UK 0.035% 0.021% 0.026%
As % of the Communications & Networking category 0.24% 0.15% 0.17%
Number of daily rates quoted 4 4 5
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£340 £308 £280
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+10.56% +9.82%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £305 £267 £211
10% offered a daily rate of more than £365 £343 £300
UK excluding London average daily rate £300 £290 £300
% change year-on-year
+3.44% -3.33%
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
7410 6490 7173
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the UK 14.60% 13.33% 15.79%
Number of daily rates quoted 4167 3461 3435
Average daily rate £375 £375 £350
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
- +7.14%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £220 £223 £200
10% offered a daily rate of more than £500 £525 £500
UK excluding London average daily rate £350 £350 £325
% change year-on-year
- +7.69%
Number of hourly rates quoted 396 389 638
Average hourly rate £23.75 £18.50 £21.97
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
+28.37% -15.80%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £13.00 £11.58 £12.00
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £40.00 £41.00 £45.00
UK excluding London average hourly rate £25.00 £20.00 £22.50
% change year-on-year
+25.00% -11.11%

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 14 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 26 January 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 -17 18 £340 +4.61% 2
London +5 3 £365 +4.28% 1
Berkshire -5 1 - -
South East -29 1 - - 1
South Wales - - - -
Wales - - - -
Hampshire - - - - 1
Kent - - - -
Maidstone - - - -
Reading - - - -
Basingstoke - - - - 1
Cwmbran - - - -
Torfaen - - - -
Greenwich - - - -

RSVP
Top 30 Related IT Skills

For the 6 months to 26 January 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 32 (100.00%) Cisco
1 32 (100.00%) Cisco Certification
1 32 (100.00%) MPLS
1 32 (100.00%) BGP
2 30 (93.75%) Juniper
3 25 (78.13%) CCNP
3 25 (78.13%) Junos
4 22 (68.75%) CCIE
5 21 (65.63%) OSPF
6 20 (62.50%) VPN
7 19 (59.38%) Telecoms
8 18 (56.25%) Ethernet
9 17 (53.13%) VRRP
9 17 (53.13%) HSRP
10 16 (50.00%) Cisco IOS
10 16 (50.00%) Firewall
11 14 (43.75%) JNCIP
11 14 (43.75%) CCIP
11 14 (43.75%) CCNA
12 13 (40.63%) IPv6
12 13 (40.63%) UNIX
12 13 (40.63%) Linux
13 12 (37.50%) BT
13 12 (37.50%) JNCIA
13 12 (37.50%) Broadband
13 12 (37.50%) IPv4
13 12 (37.50%) L2TP
13 12 (37.50%) VPLS
13 12 (37.50%) BT 21CN
14 9 (28.13%) Cisco IPT

RSVP
Top Related IT Skills by Category

For the 6 months to 26 January 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.

Communications & Networking
1 32 (100.00%) MPLS
1 32 (100.00%) BGP
2 25 (78.13%) Junos
3 21 (65.63%) OSPF
4 20 (62.50%) VPN
5 18 (56.25%) Ethernet
6 17 (53.13%) VRRP
6 17 (53.13%) HSRP
7 16 (50.00%) Firewall
7 16 (50.00%) Cisco IOS
8 13 (40.63%) IPv6
9 12 (37.50%) Broadband
9 12 (37.50%) BT 21CN
9 12 (37.50%) VPLS
9 12 (37.50%) L2TP
9 12 (37.50%) IPv4
10 9 (28.13%) IP Telephony
10 9 (28.13%) Cisco IPT
10 9 (28.13%) Multicast
11 6 (18.75%) IPsec
General
1 19 (59.38%) Telecoms
2 9 (28.13%) Finance
Job Titles
1 15 (46.88%) IP Engineer
2 13 (40.63%) Network Engineer
3 12 (37.50%) Implementation Engineer
3 12 (37.50%) Operations Engineer
4 5 (15.63%) Design Engineer
5 3 (9.38%) Solutions Architect
5 3 (9.38%) Architect
6 2 (6.25%) Network Design Engineer
7 1 (3.13%) Consultant
7 1 (3.13%) Cisco Engineer
7 1 (3.13%) NOC Engineer
Miscellaneous
1 1 (3.13%) Management Information System
1 1 (3.13%) Handset
1 1 (3.13%) Computer Science
1 1 (3.13%) Analytical Skills
Operating Systems
1 13 (40.63%) UNIX
1 13 (40.63%) Linux
2 1 (3.13%) Windows
Processes & Methodologies
1 6 (18.75%) Network Architecture
2 5 (15.63%) Network Management
2 5 (15.63%) Network Design
2 5 (15.63%) Load Balancing
3 4 (12.50%) Validation
4 3 (9.38%) Migration
5 1 (3.13%) Requirements Analysis
5 1 (3.13%) Change Control
5 1 (3.13%) Capacity Management
5 1 (3.13%) Performance Tuning
5 1 (3.13%) Performance Analysis
5 1 (3.13%) Network Monitoring
5 1 (3.13%) Change Management
Programming Languages
1 1 (3.13%) Perl
Qualifications
1 32 (100.00%) Cisco Certification
2 25 (78.13%) CCNP
3 22 (68.75%) CCIE
4 14 (43.75%) CCIP
4 14 (43.75%) CCNA
4 14 (43.75%) JNCIP
5 12 (37.50%) JNCIA
6 3 (9.38%) Degree
7 2 (6.25%) CCDP
8 1 (3.13%) JNCIS
8 1 (3.13%) JNCIE
8 1 (3.13%) BC Cleared
8 1 (3.13%) Security Cleared
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 1 (3.13%) QA
Vendors
1 32 (100.00%) Cisco
2 30 (93.75%) Juniper
3 12 (37.50%) BT
4 5 (15.63%) Redback
4 5 (15.63%) Huawei
4 5 (15.63%) Nokia
4 5 (15.63%) Radware
5 4 (12.50%) CheckPoint
6 3 (9.38%) Ericsson
7 2 (6.25%) Cramer
8 1 (3.13%) Remedy
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