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 9 February 2016 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
9 Feb 2016
Same period 2015 Same period 2014
Resource Reservation Protocol (RSVP)
Rank 617 592 576
Rank change year-on-year
-25 -16
Contract jobs citing RSVP 7 24 10
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the UK 0.014% 0.046% 0.020%
As % of the Communications & Networking category 0.093% 0.31% 0.15%
Number of daily rates quoted 2 8 4
Average daily rate £400 £365 £308
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+9.58% +18.69%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £360 £311 £267
10% offered a daily rate of more than £440 £540 £343
UK excluding London average daily rate £400 £325 £290
% change year-on-year
+23.07% +12.06%
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
7528 7679 6648
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the UK 14.62% 14.87% 13.43%
Number of daily rates quoted 4431 4286 3495
Average daily rate £380 £375 £375
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+1.33% -
90% offered a daily rate of more than £238 £215 £215
10% offered a daily rate of more than £550 £500 £515
UK excluding London average daily rate £363 £350 £350
% change year-on-year
+3.57% -
Number of hourly rates quoted 335 442 393
Average hourly rate £28.38 £24.75 £19.50
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
+14.64% +26.92%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £13.50 £13.00 £12.08
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £50.00 £40.50 £42.50
UK excluding London average hourly rate £30.00 £26.00 £21.00
% change year-on-year
+15.38% +23.80%

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 6 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 9 February 2016. 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
(Use links below to see detailed
statistics and historical trends)
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 -48 6 £400 +9.58% 4
South East -3 3 £350 -33.33% 2
South West - 3 £450 -
Surrey - 3 £350 -
Bristol - 3 £450 -
Guildford - 2 - -

RSVP
Top 30 Related IT Skills

For the 6 months to 9 February 2016, 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 17 (100.00%) VPN
1 17 (100.00%) MPLS
2 15 (88.24%) BGP
2 15 (88.24%) Cisco
3 12 (70.59%) Telecoms
4 11 (64.71%) OSPF
4 11 (64.71%) Juniper
5 10 (58.82%) Cisco Certification
5 10 (58.82%) Firewall
6 9 (52.94%) CCIE
6 9 (52.94%) Degree
7 8 (47.06%) Network Design
7 8 (47.06%) HP
8 7 (41.18%) Load Balancing
9 6 (35.29%) CCNP
10 5 (29.41%) SSL
10 5 (29.41%) Citrix
10 5 (29.41%) NetScreen
10 5 (29.41%) CheckPoint
10 5 (29.41%) EIGRP
10 5 (29.41%) JNCIA
10 5 (29.41%) JNCIS
10 5 (29.41%) JNCIP
10 5 (29.41%) JNCIE
10 5 (29.41%) CCSA
10 5 (29.41%) Migration
10 5 (29.41%) Blue Coat
10 5 (29.41%) CCSE
10 5 (29.41%) VLAN
10 5 (29.41%) Fortinet

RSVP
Top Related IT Skills by Category

For the 6 months to 9 February 2016, 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 17 (100.00%) MPLS
1 17 (100.00%) VPN
2 15 (88.24%) BGP
3 11 (64.71%) OSPF
4 10 (58.82%) Firewall
5 5 (29.41%) Cisco ASA
5 5 (29.41%) Cisco IOS
5 5 (29.41%) Cisco ISE
5 5 (29.41%) Cisco Nexus
5 5 (29.41%) Cisco PIX
5 5 (29.41%) EIGRP
5 5 (29.41%) Junos
5 5 (29.41%) NetScaler
5 5 (29.41%) NetScreen
5 5 (29.41%) Network Security
5 5 (29.41%) SSL
5 5 (29.41%) VLAN
6 3 (17.65%) Ethernet
6 3 (17.65%) HSRP
6 3 (17.65%) SNMP
General
1 12 (70.59%) Telecoms
2 3 (17.65%) Finance
Job Titles
1 9 (52.94%) Design Engineer
2 7 (41.18%) Designer
2 7 (41.18%) Network Engineer
3 6 (35.29%) Network Design Engineer
4 5 (29.41%) Cisco Design Engineer
4 5 (29.41%) Cisco Engineer
4 5 (29.41%) Cisco Network Design Engineer
4 5 (29.41%) Cisco Network Engineer
4 5 (29.41%) Juniper Engineer
5 3 (17.65%) IP Design Engineer
5 3 (17.65%) IP Engineer
5 3 (17.65%) Network Designer
6 2 (11.76%) Architect
6 2 (11.76%) Principal Architect
6 2 (11.76%) Senior Designer
7 1 (5.88%) SC Cleared Network Engineer
7 1 (5.88%) Security Engineer
7 1 (5.88%) Service Design Engineer
7 1 (5.88%) Technical Architect
7 1 (5.88%) Telecoms Engineer
Miscellaneous
1 3 (17.65%) Data Centre
Processes & Methodologies
1 8 (47.06%) Network Design
2 7 (41.18%) Load Balancing
3 5 (29.41%) High Availability
3 5 (29.41%) Migration
4 3 (17.65%) Network Management
5 2 (11.76%) Project Management
Qualifications
1 10 (58.82%) Cisco Certification
2 9 (52.94%) CCIE
2 9 (52.94%) Degree
3 6 (35.29%) CCNP
4 5 (29.41%) CCSA
4 5 (29.41%) CCSE
4 5 (29.41%) JNCIA
4 5 (29.41%) JNCIE
4 5 (29.41%) JNCIP
4 5 (29.41%) JNCIS
5 3 (17.65%) SC Cleared
5 3 (17.65%) Security Cleared
6 2 (11.76%) CCNA
7 1 (5.88%) CCDP
7 1 (5.88%) CCIP
Vendors
1 15 (88.24%) Cisco
2 11 (64.71%) Juniper
3 8 (47.06%) HP
4 5 (29.41%) Blue Coat
4 5 (29.41%) CheckPoint
4 5 (29.41%) Citrix
4 5 (29.41%) Fortinet
4 5 (29.41%) IronPort
4 5 (29.41%) Tufin
5 3 (17.65%) Aruba
5 3 (17.65%) Brocade
5 3 (17.65%) F5
5 3 (17.65%) Huawei
6 2 (11.76%) Ericsson
7 1 (5.88%) Cramer