The table below looks at the statistics for VRRP skills in IT contracts advertised across the UK. Included is a guide to the average contractor rates offered in IT contracts that have cited VRRP over the 3 months to 5 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
5 Mar 2015
Same period 2014 Same period 2013
Virtual Router Redundancy Protocol (VRRP)
Rank 553 545 500
Rank change year-on-year
-8 -45
Contract jobs citing VRRP 26 19 23
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the UK 0.050% 0.038% 0.052%
As % of the Communications & Networking category 0.34% 0.29% 0.34%
Number of daily rates quoted 8 5 17
Average daily rate
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Average daily rate % change year-on-year
-18.66% +56.25%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £293 £292 £265
10% offered a daily rate of more than £573 £475 £688
UK excluding London average daily rate £338 £475 £300
% change year-on-year
-28.94% +58.33%
Number of hourly rates quoted 2 2 0
Average hourly rate £40.00 £24.19 -
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
+65.37% -
UK excluding London average hourly rate £40.00 £24.19 -
% change year-on-year
+65.37% -

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
7559 6567 6800
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the UK 14.57% 13.11% 15.44%
Number of daily rates quoted 4102 3366 3311
Average daily rate £375 £375 £350
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
- +7.14%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £213 £215 £191
10% offered a daily rate of more than £500 £500 £500
UK excluding London average daily rate £350 £345 £325
% change year-on-year
+1.44% +6.15%
Number of hourly rates quoted 419 372 568
Average hourly rate £26.00 £20.00 £22.50
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
+30.00% -11.11%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £13.00 £12.50 £12.00
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £44.50 £42.50 £44.50
UK excluding London average hourly rate £29.50 £20.03 £22.50
% change year-on-year
+47.27% -10.97%

VRRP
Jobs Demand Trend

This chart provides the 3-month moving total of IT contractor jobs citing VRRP within the UK as a proportion of the total demand within the Communications & Networking category.

VRRP Jobs Demand Trend in the UK

VRRP
Daily Rate Trend

This chart provides the 3-month moving average for daily rates quoted in IT contract jobs citing VRRP within the UK.

VRRP Daily Rate Trend in the UK

VRRP
Daily Rate Histogram

This chart provides a histogram of daily rates quoted in contract IT jobs citing VRRP within the UK over the 3 months to 5 March 2015.

VRRP Daily Rate Histogram in the UK

VRRP
Hourly Rate Trend

This chart provides the 3-month moving average for hourly rates quoted in IT contractor jobs citing VRRP within the UK.

VRRP Hourly Rate Trend in the UK

VRRP
Top 30 Contract Locations

The table below looks at the demand and provides a guide to the average contractor rates quoted in IT jobs citing VRRP within the UK over the 3 months to 5 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 -1 25 £425 +46.55% 10
North West - 13 £275 - 1
London +5 7 £550 +92.98% 5
City of London - 5 £463 - 2
East Midlands - 2 £425 -
Yorkshire -16 1 £338 - 1
South East -32 1 - - 2
South Wales - 1 £300 - 2
Wales - 1 £300 - 2
Bedfordshire - 1 - -
Leeds - 1 £338 - 1
West Yorkshire - 1 £338 - 1
Buckinghamshire - 1 - -
East of England - 1 - -
Farnborough - - - -
Scotland - - - -
Cheshire - - - -
Hampshire - - - -
Hertfordshire - - - -
Nottinghamshire - - - -
Oxfordshire - - - -
Surrey - - - - 1
Warwickshire - - - -
Berkshire - - - - 1
West Midlands - - - - 1
Nottingham - - - -
Reading - - - -
Southampton - - - -
Staines - - - -
Stirling - - - -

VRRP
Top 30 Related IT Skills

For the 6 months to 5 March 2015, IT contractor jobs within the UK citing VRRP 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 VRRP.

1 69 (93.24%) Cisco
1 69 (93.24%) OSPF
2 63 (85.14%) BGP
3 62 (83.78%) HSRP
4 58 (78.38%) VPN
5 54 (72.97%) Cisco Certification
6 50 (67.57%) Firewall
7 45 (60.81%) CCIE
8 44 (59.46%) CCNP
8 44 (59.46%) TCP/IP
9 39 (52.70%) Juniper
10 33 (44.59%) UNIX
10 33 (44.59%) MPLS
10 33 (44.59%) Cisco IOS
11 31 (41.89%) Ethernet
11 31 (41.89%) CCNA
12 29 (39.19%) Cisco Nexus
13 28 (37.84%) EIGRP
14 27 (36.49%) WAN
15 25 (33.78%) Telecoms
16 24 (32.43%) SNMP
17 23 (31.08%) LAN
18 22 (29.73%) CCIP
19 21 (28.38%) IPv6
19 21 (28.38%) Junos
20 20 (27.03%) IPv4
20 20 (27.03%) CheckPoint
20 20 (27.03%) Linux
20 20 (27.03%) RSVP
21 19 (25.68%) TACACS

VRRP
Top Related IT Skills by Category

For the 6 months to 5 March 2015, IT contractor jobs within the UK citing VRRP 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 VRRP. Up to 20 skills are shown per category.

Application Platforms
1 2 (2.70%) MS Exchange
Applications
1 1 (1.35%) MS Office
1 1 (1.35%) MS Excel
1 1 (1.35%) MS Visio
Cloud Services
1 2 (2.70%) Microsoft Azure
1 2 (2.70%) Amazon AWS
Communications & Networking
1 69 (93.24%) OSPF
2 63 (85.14%) BGP
3 62 (83.78%) HSRP
4 58 (78.38%) VPN
5 50 (67.57%) Firewall
6 44 (59.46%) TCP/IP
7 33 (44.59%) MPLS
7 33 (44.59%) Cisco IOS
8 31 (41.89%) Ethernet
9 29 (39.19%) Cisco Nexus
10 28 (37.84%) EIGRP
11 27 (36.49%) WAN
12 24 (32.43%) SNMP
13 23 (31.08%) LAN
14 21 (28.38%) IPv6
14 21 (28.38%) Junos
15 20 (27.03%) IPv4
15 20 (27.03%) RSVP
16 19 (25.68%) TACACS
16 19 (25.68%) Broadband
Database & Business Intelligence
1 3 (4.05%) SQL Server
2 2 (2.70%) SQL Server 2012
2 2 (2.70%) SQL Server 2008
Development Applications
1 3 (4.05%) VSS/SourceSafe
General
1 25 (33.78%) Telecoms
2 5 (6.76%) Banking
3 3 (4.05%) Finance
4 2 (2.70%) Back Office
4 2 (2.70%) Billing
4 2 (2.70%) Retail
4 2 (2.70%) Manufacturing
4 2 (2.70%) Russian Language
5 1 (1.35%) Local Government
5 1 (1.35%) Law
Job Titles
1 26 (35.14%) Network Engineer
2 20 (27.03%) IP Engineer
3 17 (22.97%) Operations Engineer
3 17 (22.97%) Implementation Engineer
4 14 (18.92%) Cisco Engineer
5 12 (16.22%) Security Engineer
5 12 (16.22%) Architect
6 10 (13.51%) Support Engineer
7 9 (12.16%) Cisco Support
7 9 (12.16%) Cisco Support Engineer
7 9 (12.16%) Network Architect
8 8 (10.81%) Network Security Engineer
9 7 (9.46%) Consultant
10 6 (8.11%) Senior Network Engineer
10 6 (8.11%) Senior Security Engineer
11 5 (6.76%) Senior Network Security Engineer
11 5 (6.76%) Network Consultant
11 5 (6.76%) Solutions Architect
12 4 (5.41%) Cisco Network Consultant
12 4 (5.41%) Cisco Consultant
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 2 (2.70%) Web Services
Miscellaneous
1 13 (17.57%) FlexPod
2 7 (9.46%) Analytical Skills
3 5 (6.76%) PKI
4 1 (1.35%) Computer Science
4 1 (1.35%) User Experience
4 1 (1.35%) NHS
Operating Systems
1 33 (44.59%) UNIX
2 20 (27.03%) Linux
3 6 (8.11%) Windows
4 2 (2.70%) Mac OS
5 1 (1.35%) Windows Server 2008
5 1 (1.35%) Windows Server 2003
Processes & Methodologies
1 13 (17.57%) Load Balancing
2 12 (16.22%) Change Management
3 8 (10.81%) Network Design
3 8 (10.81%) Validation
3 8 (10.81%) Enterprise Architecture
4 7 (9.46%) ITIL
5 6 (8.11%) Project Management
6 5 (6.76%) Network Monitoring
6 5 (6.76%) Migration
6 5 (6.76%) Disaster Recovery
7 4 (5.41%) TOGAF
7 4 (5.41%) Network Management
7 4 (5.41%) Mentoring
8 3 (4.05%) Network Architecture
9 2 (2.70%) CRM
9 2 (2.70%) PRINCE2
9 2 (2.70%) BCP
9 2 (2.70%) Network Planning
9 2 (2.70%) Business Continuity
9 2 (2.70%) Business Continuity Planning
Programming Languages
1 15 (20.27%) Perl
2 4 (5.41%) R
Qualifications
1 54 (72.97%) Cisco Certification
2 45 (60.81%) CCIE
3 44 (59.46%) CCNP
4 31 (41.89%) CCNA
5 22 (29.73%) CCIP
6 19 (25.68%) JNCIP
7 17 (22.97%) JNCIA
8 10 (13.51%) Security Cleared
9 7 (9.46%) SC Cleared
9 7 (9.46%) CCDP
10 5 (6.76%) DV Cleared
11 4 (5.41%) VCP4
12 3 (4.05%) CCSE
13 2 (2.70%) MCSE
13 2 (2.70%) MCSA
13 2 (2.70%) CISSP
13 2 (2.70%) CCDA
13 2 (2.70%) Microsoft Certification
13 2 (2.70%) CCSA
13 2 (2.70%) VCP5
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 5 (6.76%) SLA
System Software
1 9 (12.16%) Snort
2 6 (8.11%) ProxySG
3 5 (6.76%) Active Directory
4 4 (5.41%) Hyper-V
5 2 (2.70%) NFS
5 2 (2.70%) Terminal Services
5 2 (2.70%) VMware Infrastructure
6 1 (1.35%) vSphere
Systems Management
1 13 (17.57%) RANCID
1 13 (17.57%) OpenNMS
2 4 (5.41%) SCOM
3 2 (2.70%) FortiGate
3 2 (2.70%) SCCM
3 2 (2.70%) SolarWinds Orion
4 1 (1.35%) Cacti
4 1 (1.35%) HP Data Protector
4 1 (1.35%) Cisco Prime
Vendors
1 69 (93.24%) Cisco
2 39 (52.70%) Juniper
3 20 (27.03%) CheckPoint
4 18 (24.32%) BT
5 16 (21.62%) F5
6 11 (14.86%) Blue Coat
7 8 (10.81%) Sourcefire
8 6 (8.11%) SolarWinds
9 5 (6.76%) HP
9 5 (6.76%) Microsoft
10 4 (5.41%) VMware
10 4 (5.41%) WatchGuard
10 4 (5.41%) Riverbed
11 3 (4.05%) Brocade
11 3 (4.05%) Huawei
11 3 (4.05%) 3PAR
11 3 (4.05%) Redback
11 3 (4.05%) Radware
11 3 (4.05%) McAfee
11 3 (4.05%) Nokia
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