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 May 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 May 2015
Same period 2014 Same period 2013
Virtual Router Redundancy Protocol (VRRP)
Rank 556 555 539
Rank change year-on-year
-1 -16
Contract jobs citing VRRP 53 27 14
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the UK 0.095% 0.049% 0.029%
As % of the Communications & Networking category 0.64% 0.37% 0.19%
Number of daily rates quoted 27 10 9
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£363 £235 £300
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+54.25% -21.66%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £275 £173 £213
10% offered a daily rate of more than £425 £383 £456
UK excluding London average daily rate £318 £235 £300
% change year-on-year
+35.10% -21.66%
Number of hourly rates quoted 2 3 2
Average hourly rate £41.25 £25.72 £20.63
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
+60.38% +24.70%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £40.25 £21.54 £19.33
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £42.25 £27.44 £21.93
UK excluding London average hourly rate £41.25 £25.72 £20.63
% change year-on-year
+60.38% +24.70%

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
8325 7230 7275
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the UK 14.89% 13.25% 15.29%
Number of daily rates quoted 4527 3851 3617
Average daily rate £350 £352 £350
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
-0.56% +0.57%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £200 £200 £200
10% offered a daily rate of more than £500 £500 £500
UK excluding London average daily rate £345 £330 £315
% change year-on-year
+4.54% +4.76%
Number of hourly rates quoted 462 391 580
Average hourly rate £28.00 £20.00 £22.50
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
+40.00% -11.11%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £12.50 £12.20 £13.00
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £47.50 £41.15 £44.50
UK excluding London average hourly rate £30.00 £20.00 £22.50
% change year-on-year
+50.00% -11.11%

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 May 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 May 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 +3 51 £369 +110.71% 13
London +32 20 £375 - 3
South East -30 13 £335 +91.42% 7
Buckinghamshire - 10 £335 -
North West -9 7 £275 - 1
Manchester +2 6 - - 1
Milton Keynes - 6 - -
East of England - 5 £275 -
City of London - 4 £338 -
East Midlands -8 3 £425 -
Berkshire -15 3 - - 1
Northamptonshire - 3 £425 -
Northampton - 3 £425 -
Yorkshire -17 2 £385 -
Leeds - 2 £385 -
West Yorkshire - 2 £385 -
Bedfordshire - 2 - -
Cambridgeshire - 2 £283 -
Newbury -9 1 - -
Newport - 1 £300 -
Cambridge - 1 £290 -
Swindon - 1 - - 1
Watford - 1 £215 -
Hertfordshire - 1 £215 -
Wiltshire - 1 - - 1
Docklands, London - 1 - -
Canary Wharf - 1 - -
South Wales - 1 £300 - 2
South West - 1 - - 1
Wales - 1 £300 - 2

VRRP
Top 30 Related IT Skills

For the 6 months to 5 May 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 82 (96.47%) OSPF
2 78 (91.76%) Cisco
3 77 (90.59%) HSRP
4 74 (87.06%) BGP
5 59 (69.41%) Cisco Certification
6 55 (64.71%) VPN
6 55 (64.71%) MPLS
7 49 (57.65%) CCNP
8 44 (51.76%) Juniper
8 44 (51.76%) Firewall
9 43 (50.59%) CCIE
9 43 (50.59%) TCP/IP
10 39 (45.88%) CCNA
10 39 (45.88%) WAN
10 39 (45.88%) EIGRP
11 37 (43.53%) Ethernet
11 37 (43.53%) LAN
12 36 (42.35%) Cisco IOS
13 33 (38.82%) Cisco ASA
13 33 (38.82%) Cisco Nexus
13 33 (38.82%) Telecoms
14 31 (36.47%) CCIP
15 29 (34.12%) CheckPoint
16 28 (32.94%) Wireless
17 24 (28.24%) UNIX
17 24 (28.24%) F5
17 24 (28.24%) Junos
18 23 (27.06%) Linux
18 23 (27.06%) DNS
19 22 (25.88%) IOS XR

VRRP
Top Related IT Skills by Category

For the 6 months to 5 May 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 (2.35%) MS Exchange
Applications
1 1 (1.18%) MS PowerPoint
1 1 (1.18%) Fireworks
1 1 (1.18%) MS Visio
1 1 (1.18%) MS Excel
Cloud Services
1 4 (4.71%) Amazon AWS
2 2 (2.35%) Virtual Private Cloud
2 2 (2.35%) Microsoft Azure
Communications & Networking
1 82 (96.47%) OSPF
2 77 (90.59%) HSRP
3 74 (87.06%) BGP
4 55 (64.71%) VPN
4 55 (64.71%) MPLS
5 44 (51.76%) Firewall
6 43 (50.59%) TCP/IP
7 39 (45.88%) WAN
7 39 (45.88%) EIGRP
8 37 (43.53%) Ethernet
8 37 (43.53%) LAN
9 36 (42.35%) Cisco IOS
10 33 (38.82%) Cisco ASA
10 33 (38.82%) Cisco Nexus
11 28 (32.94%) Wireless
12 24 (28.24%) Junos
13 23 (27.06%) DNS
14 22 (25.88%) IOS XR
15 21 (24.71%) Broadband
16 20 (23.53%) WLAN
Database & Business Intelligence
1 3 (3.53%) SQL Server
2 2 (2.35%) SQL Server 2008
2 2 (2.35%) SQL Server 2012
Development Applications
1 3 (3.53%) VSS/SourceSafe
General
1 33 (38.82%) Telecoms
2 8 (9.41%) Finance
3 2 (2.35%) Manufacturing
3 2 (2.35%) Banking
3 2 (2.35%) Retail
3 2 (2.35%) Billing
3 2 (2.35%) Local Government
4 1 (1.18%) Spanish Language
4 1 (1.18%) Back Office
Job Titles
1 38 (44.71%) Network Engineer
2 22 (25.88%) Security Engineer
3 21 (24.71%) Operations Engineer
3 21 (24.71%) IP Engineer
4 19 (22.35%) Implementation Engineer
5 17 (20.00%) Network Security Engineer
6 11 (12.94%) Architect
7 10 (11.76%) Network Architect
8 8 (9.41%) Cisco Engineer
8 8 (9.41%) Senior Network Engineer
9 5 (5.88%) Senior Security Engineer
9 5 (5.88%) Senior Network Security Engineer
10 4 (4.71%) Support Engineer
10 4 (4.71%) Cisco Support
10 4 (4.71%) Cisco Support Engineer
11 3 (3.53%) Network Design Engineer
11 3 (3.53%) Design Engineer
11 3 (3.53%) Consultant
12 2 (2.35%) Network Consultant
12 2 (2.35%) Technical Architect
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 2 (2.35%) Web Services
2 1 (1.18%) OCX
Miscellaneous
1 12 (14.12%) PKI
2 4 (4.71%) FlexPod
2 4 (4.71%) Analytical Skills
2 4 (4.71%) Private Cloud
3 3 (3.53%) Computer Science
4 2 (2.35%) NHS
4 2 (2.35%) Management Information System
4 2 (2.35%) Video Conferencing
4 2 (2.35%) Eurex
4 2 (2.35%) Hybrid Cloud
5 1 (1.18%) User Experience
5 1 (1.18%) Clustering
Operating Systems
1 24 (28.24%) UNIX
2 23 (27.06%) Linux
3 17 (20.00%) Windows
4 2 (2.35%) Windows Server 2003
4 2 (2.35%) Mac OS
4 2 (2.35%) Windows Server 2008
5 1 (1.18%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
Processes & Methodologies
1 20 (23.53%) Load Balancing
2 18 (21.18%) Enterprise Architecture
3 12 (14.12%) Validation
3 12 (14.12%) Migration
4 11 (12.94%) Network Design
5 8 (9.41%) Change Management
6 7 (8.24%) Mentoring
6 7 (8.24%) Information Security
6 7 (8.24%) Project Management
7 6 (7.06%) Disaster Recovery
7 6 (7.06%) ITIL
7 6 (7.06%) Network Monitoring
8 5 (5.88%) Low Latency
8 5 (5.88%) Ultra-Low Latency
9 4 (4.71%) TOGAF
9 4 (4.71%) Capacity Planning
10 3 (3.53%) Problem Management
11 2 (2.35%) PRINCE2
11 2 (2.35%) CRM
11 2 (2.35%) BCP
Programming Languages
1 6 (7.06%) Perl
2 1 (1.18%) Bash Shell
2 1 (1.18%) Shell Script
Qualifications
1 59 (69.41%) Cisco Certification
2 49 (57.65%) CCNP
3 43 (50.59%) CCIE
4 39 (45.88%) CCNA
5 31 (36.47%) CCIP
6 19 (22.35%) JNCIA
6 19 (22.35%) JNCIP
7 18 (21.18%) Security Cleared
8 13 (15.29%) CCDP
9 12 (14.12%) SC Cleared
9 12 (14.12%) DV Cleared
10 7 (8.24%) CCSE
11 5 (5.88%) Degree
11 5 (5.88%) CISSP
12 4 (4.71%) CCSA
13 3 (3.53%) VMware Certified Professional (VCP)
14 2 (2.35%) MCSE
14 2 (2.35%) MCSA
14 2 (2.35%) Microsoft Certification
14 2 (2.35%) Check Point Certification
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 4 (4.71%) SLA
2 1 (1.18%) QA
System Software
1 14 (16.47%) VMware Infrastructure
2 9 (10.59%) Snort
3 5 (5.88%) Active Directory
4 4 (4.71%) Hyper-V
5 2 (2.35%) Terminal Services
5 2 (2.35%) VMware ESX
5 2 (2.35%) ProxySG
5 2 (2.35%) vSphere
6 1 (1.18%) NFS
Systems Management
1 10 (11.76%) CiscoWorks
1 10 (11.76%) OpenView
2 9 (10.59%) AirWatch
3 4 (4.71%) SCOM
3 4 (4.71%) OpenNMS
3 4 (4.71%) RANCID
4 3 (3.53%) SolarWinds Orion
5 2 (2.35%) SCCM
5 2 (2.35%) FortiGate
6 1 (1.18%) Cisco Prime
6 1 (1.18%) Opsview
6 1 (1.18%) Graphite
6 1 (1.18%) HP Data Protector
6 1 (1.18%) Cacti
6 1 (1.18%) Nagios
Vendors
1 78 (91.76%) Cisco
2 44 (51.76%) Juniper
3 29 (34.12%) CheckPoint
4 24 (28.24%) F5
5 20 (23.53%) BT
6 17 (20.00%) VMware
7 15 (17.65%) SolarWinds
8 14 (16.47%) HP
9 11 (12.94%) Blue Coat
10 10 (11.76%) Websense
10 10 (11.76%) Aruba
11 9 (10.59%) Sourcefire
12 6 (7.06%) Riverbed
13 3 (3.53%) 3PAR
13 3 (3.53%) SevOne
13 3 (3.53%) Microsoft
13 3 (3.53%) Citrix
14 2 (2.35%) Red Hat
14 2 (2.35%) Mitel
14 2 (2.35%) Brocade
London
Connectus
Rate: £325 - £375 per day
Posted: 5 days ago
Swindon
Real Staffing
Rate: £350 - £425 per day
Posted: 11 days ago
England
Orgtel
Rate: £250 - £300 per day + competitive
Posted: 20 days ago