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 2 March 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
2 Mar 2015
Same period 2014 Same period 2013
Resource Reservation Protocol (RSVP)
Rank 550 562 517
Rank change year-on-year
+12 -45
Contract jobs citing RSVP 26 14 16
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the UK 0.049% 0.027% 0.036%
As % of the Communications & Networking category 0.34% 0.21% 0.23%
Number of daily rates quoted 8 2 10
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£365 £310 £300
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+17.74% +3.33%
UK excluding London average daily rate £325 £310 £300
% change year-on-year
+4.83% +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
7709 6701 7034
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the UK 14.67% 13.11% 15.68%
Number of daily rates quoted 4163 3424 3398
Average daily rate £375 £370 £350
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+1.35% +5.71%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £213 £210 £200
10% offered a daily rate of more than £500 £500 £500
UK excluding London average daily rate £350 £338 £320
% change year-on-year
+3.70% +5.46%
Number of hourly rates quoted 435 382 600
Average hourly rate £26.00 £20.00 £23.33
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
+30.00% -14.27%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £12.50 £12.50 £12.00
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £44.95 £45.00 £47.50
UK excluding London average hourly rate £27.50 £20.00 £23.33
% change year-on-year
+37.50% -14.27%

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
Daily Rate Histogram

This chart provides a histogram of daily rates quoted in contract IT jobs citing RSVP within the UK over the 3 months to 2 March 2015.

RSVP Daily Rate Histogram 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 10 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 2 March 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 -18 26 £365 +17.74%
London - 5 £365 -
Berkshire -3 4 £525 +69.35%
South East -27 4 £525 +69.35%
Reading +2 1 - -
Basingstoke - - - -
Maidstone - - - -
Hampshire - - - -
Kent - - - -
Greenwich - - - -

RSVP
Top 30 Related IT Skills

For the 6 months to 2 March 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 38 (100.00%) Cisco
2 37 (97.37%) MPLS
3 36 (94.74%) Cisco Certification
3 36 (94.74%) Juniper
4 35 (92.11%) BGP
5 29 (76.32%) CCIE
5 29 (76.32%) CCNP
5 29 (76.32%) Junos
6 27 (71.05%) OSPF
7 26 (68.42%) VPN
7 26 (68.42%) Cisco IOS
8 23 (60.53%) Telecoms
9 21 (55.26%) Ethernet
10 20 (52.63%) VRRP
10 20 (52.63%) JNCIP
10 20 (52.63%) HSRP
11 19 (50.00%) CCIP
11 19 (50.00%) CCNA
12 18 (47.37%) IPv6
12 18 (47.37%) UNIX
12 18 (47.37%) Linux
13 17 (44.74%) BT 21CN
13 17 (44.74%) Broadband
13 17 (44.74%) IPv4
13 17 (44.74%) L2TP
13 17 (44.74%) JNCIA
13 17 (44.74%) BT
14 12 (31.58%) Firewall
15 9 (23.68%) VPLS
16 8 (21.05%) Migration

RSVP
Top Related IT Skills by Category

For the 6 months to 2 March 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 37 (97.37%) MPLS
2 35 (92.11%) BGP
3 29 (76.32%) Junos
4 27 (71.05%) OSPF
5 26 (68.42%) VPN
5 26 (68.42%) Cisco IOS
6 21 (55.26%) Ethernet
7 20 (52.63%) VRRP
7 20 (52.63%) HSRP
8 18 (47.37%) IPv6
9 17 (44.74%) Broadband
9 17 (44.74%) L2TP
9 17 (44.74%) IPv4
9 17 (44.74%) BT 21CN
10 12 (31.58%) Firewall
11 9 (23.68%) VPLS
12 6 (15.79%) IP Telephony
12 6 (15.79%) Cisco IPT
12 6 (15.79%) Multicast
13 4 (10.53%) IPsec
General
1 23 (60.53%) Telecoms
2 6 (15.79%) Finance
Job Titles
1 18 (47.37%) IP Engineer
2 17 (44.74%) Operations Engineer
2 17 (44.74%) Implementation Engineer
3 11 (28.95%) Network Engineer
4 4 (10.53%) Architect
5 3 (7.89%) Design Engineer
6 2 (5.26%) Cisco Engineer
6 2 (5.26%) Network Architect
6 2 (5.26%) Solutions Architect
6 2 (5.26%) NOC Engineer
6 2 (5.26%) Network Design Engineer
7 1 (2.63%) Designer
7 1 (2.63%) Network Design Specialist
7 1 (2.63%) Consultant
7 1 (2.63%) Network Specialist
Miscellaneous
1 1 (2.63%) Management Information System
1 1 (2.63%) Handset
1 1 (2.63%) Computer Science
1 1 (2.63%) Analytical Skills
Operating Systems
1 18 (47.37%) UNIX
1 18 (47.37%) Linux
2 2 (5.26%) Windows
Processes & Methodologies
1 8 (21.05%) Migration
2 6 (15.79%) Network Design
3 4 (10.53%) Network Architecture
4 3 (7.89%) Network Management
4 3 (7.89%) Validation
4 3 (7.89%) Load Balancing
5 2 (5.26%) Change Management
5 2 (5.26%) Change Control
6 1 (2.63%) Capacity Management
6 1 (2.63%) Performance Tuning
6 1 (2.63%) Performance Analysis
6 1 (2.63%) Network Monitoring
6 1 (2.63%) Requirements Analysis
Programming Languages
1 1 (2.63%) Perl
Qualifications
1 36 (94.74%) Cisco Certification
2 29 (76.32%) CCIE
2 29 (76.32%) CCNP
3 20 (52.63%) JNCIP
4 19 (50.00%) CCIP
4 19 (50.00%) CCNA
5 17 (44.74%) JNCIA
6 3 (7.89%) CCDP
6 3 (7.89%) Degree
7 2 (5.26%) BC Cleared
7 2 (5.26%) Security Cleared
7 2 (5.26%) VCP4
7 2 (5.26%) JNCIE
8 1 (2.63%) JNCIS
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 2 (5.26%) QA
Vendors
1 38 (100.00%) Cisco
2 36 (94.74%) Juniper
3 17 (44.74%) BT
4 4 (10.53%) Huawei
5 3 (7.89%) Radware
5 3 (7.89%) Redback
5 3 (7.89%) Nokia
5 3 (7.89%) CheckPoint
6 2 (5.26%) Remedy
6 2 (5.26%) Cramer
7 1 (2.63%) Ericsson