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 19 December 2014 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
19 Dec 2014
Same period 2013 Same period 2012
Virtual Router Redundancy Protocol (VRRP)
Rank 555 553 526
Rank change year-on-year
-2 -27
Contract jobs citing VRRP 40 29 31
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the UK 0.072% 0.056% 0.062%
As % of the Communications & Networking category 0.50% 0.42% 0.39%
Number of daily rates quoted 20 17 10
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£300 £375 £323
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
-20.00% +16.27%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £294 £256 £245
10% offered a daily rate of more than £433 £465 £353
UK excluding London average daily rate £338 £406 £323
% change year-on-year
-16.92% +25.96%
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
7932 6951 7862
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the UK 14.38% 13.47% 15.84%
Number of daily rates quoted 4506 3786 3830
Average daily rate £363 £375 £350
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
-3.33% +7.14%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £215 £215 £210
10% offered a daily rate of more than £500 £525 £500
UK excluding London average daily rate £350 £338 £325
% change year-on-year
+3.70% +3.84%
Number of hourly rates quoted 427 418 664
Average hourly rate £22.50 £19.50 £21.00
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
+15.38% -7.14%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £12.55 £12.00 £12.50
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £40.00 £37.50 £45.00
UK excluding London average hourly rate £23.50 £20.50 £21.00
% change year-on-year
+14.63% -2.38%

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 19 December 2014.

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 19 December 2014. 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 -15 38 £300 -18.64% 15
London +23 18 £300 -20.00% 6
City of London +18 11 £300 - 5
South East -23 7 £350 - 7
Surrey -3 3 £325 -
South West - 3 £250 -
West Yorkshire - 2 £313 -
Yorkshire - 2 £313 -
Leeds - 2 £313 -
Berkshire -3 1 - - 3
Woking - 1 £300 -
Gloucestershire - 1 - -
Hampshire - - - - 2
Hertfordshire - - - - 1
Oxfordshire - - - - 1
Warwickshire - - - - 1
West Sussex - - - - 1
Wales - - - - 1
West Midlands - - - - 1
South Wales - - - - 1
East of England - - - - 1
Dorset - - - -
Bournemouth - - - -
Cardiff - - - - 1
Crawley - - - -
Gloucester - - - -
Maidenhead - - - - 1
Reading - - - - 2
Slough - - - -
Staines - - - -

VRRP
Top 30 Related IT Skills

For the 6 months to 19 December 2014, 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 78 (91.76%) Cisco
1 78 (91.76%) OSPF
2 75 (88.24%) BGP
3 70 (82.35%) Firewall
3 70 (82.35%) VPN
3 70 (82.35%) HSRP
4 61 (71.76%) Cisco Certification
5 59 (69.41%) TCP/IP
6 49 (57.65%) CCIE
7 43 (50.59%) Cisco Nexus
8 42 (49.41%) CCNP
9 38 (44.71%) WAN
9 38 (44.71%) Juniper
10 34 (40.00%) SNMP
11 33 (38.82%) UNIX
12 32 (37.65%) EIGRP
12 32 (37.65%) Cisco IOS
13 31 (36.47%) LAN
14 28 (32.94%) CheckPoint
14 28 (32.94%) VLAN
15 26 (30.59%) DMVPN
16 25 (29.41%) Perl
17 24 (28.24%) PPP
17 24 (28.24%) Ethernet
17 24 (28.24%) MPLS
17 24 (28.24%) TACACS
17 24 (28.24%) F5
18 20 (23.53%) CCNA
19 19 (22.35%) OpenNMS
19 19 (22.35%) FlexPod

VRRP
Top Related IT Skills by Category

For the 6 months to 19 December 2014, 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 3 (3.53%) OpenStack
2 2 (2.35%) Apache
2 2 (2.35%) Tomcat
2 2 (2.35%) MS Exchange
2 2 (2.35%) lighttpd
2 2 (2.35%) Node.js
Applications
1 3 (3.53%) MS Visio
1 3 (3.53%) MS Office
2 2 (2.35%) MS Excel
Cloud Services
1 3 (3.53%) Cloud Computing
2 1 (1.18%) SaaS
2 1 (1.18%) Microsoft Azure
2 1 (1.18%) Amazon AWS
Communications & Networking
1 78 (91.76%) OSPF
2 75 (88.24%) BGP
3 70 (82.35%) Firewall
3 70 (82.35%) VPN
3 70 (82.35%) HSRP
4 59 (69.41%) TCP/IP
5 43 (50.59%) Cisco Nexus
6 38 (44.71%) WAN
7 34 (40.00%) SNMP
8 32 (37.65%) EIGRP
8 32 (37.65%) Cisco IOS
9 31 (36.47%) LAN
10 28 (32.94%) VLAN
11 26 (30.59%) DMVPN
12 24 (28.24%) PPP
12 24 (28.24%) Ethernet
12 24 (28.24%) MPLS
12 24 (28.24%) TACACS
13 16 (18.82%) Network Security
14 15 (17.65%) Cisco ASA
Database & Business Intelligence
1 3 (3.53%) SQL Server
2 2 (2.35%) MySQL
2 2 (2.35%) SQL Server 2012
2 2 (2.35%) SQL Server 2008
Development Applications
1 3 (3.53%) Subversion
1 3 (3.53%) Atlassian Bamboo
1 3 (3.53%) Selenium
1 3 (3.53%) Git (software)
1 3 (3.53%) Jenkins
2 2 (2.35%) VSS/SourceSafe
General
1 15 (17.65%) Telecoms
2 13 (15.29%) Banking
3 9 (10.59%) Finance
4 5 (5.88%) Spanish Language
5 2 (2.35%) Back Office
5 2 (2.35%) Retail
5 2 (2.35%) Manufacturing
5 2 (2.35%) Russian Language
5 2 (2.35%) Investment Banking
5 2 (2.35%) Billing
6 1 (1.18%) Law
Job Titles
1 32 (37.65%) Network Engineer
2 16 (18.82%) Security Engineer
3 15 (17.65%) Cisco Engineer
4 13 (15.29%) Senior Network Engineer
4 13 (15.29%) Architect
4 13 (15.29%) Support Engineer
5 12 (14.12%) IP Engineer
6 11 (12.94%) Cisco Support Engineer
6 11 (12.94%) Cisco Support
6 11 (12.94%) Network Security Engineer
7 10 (11.76%) Consultant
8 9 (10.59%) Senior Security Engineer
8 9 (10.59%) Solutions Architect
8 9 (10.59%) Network Architect
9 8 (9.41%) Network Consultant
9 8 (9.41%) Senior Network Security Engineer
10 7 (8.24%) Operations Engineer
10 7 (8.24%) Cisco Network Consultant
10 7 (8.24%) Implementation Engineer
10 7 (8.24%) Cisco Consultant
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 1 (1.18%) Web Services
Miscellaneous
1 19 (22.35%) FlexPod
2 17 (20.00%) Analytical Skills
3 3 (3.53%) PKI
4 2 (2.35%) Digital Media
5 1 (1.18%) Computer Science
5 1 (1.18%) User Experience
5 1 (1.18%) Management Information System
5 1 (1.18%) NHS
Operating Systems
1 33 (38.82%) UNIX
2 13 (15.29%) Linux
3 6 (7.06%) Windows
4 2 (2.35%) Mac OS
Processes & Methodologies
1 16 (18.82%) Change Management
2 12 (14.12%) Load Balancing
3 11 (12.94%) Network Design
4 8 (9.41%) Mentoring
5 7 (8.24%) Low Latency
5 7 (8.24%) ITIL
5 7 (8.24%) Project Management
5 7 (8.24%) Validation
6 6 (7.06%) Migration
6 6 (7.06%) Disaster Recovery
6 6 (7.06%) Network Management
6 6 (7.06%) Network Monitoring
7 5 (5.88%) Network Architecture
7 5 (5.88%) Enterprise Architecture
8 4 (4.71%) TOGAF
8 4 (4.71%) Network Planning
9 3 (3.53%) Continuous Integration
9 3 (3.53%) Test Automation
9 3 (3.53%) DevOps
9 3 (3.53%) Dependency Management
Programming Languages
1 25 (29.41%) Perl
2 7 (8.24%) R
3 3 (3.53%) Java
3 3 (3.53%) JavaScript
Qualifications
1 61 (71.76%) Cisco Certification
2 49 (57.65%) CCIE
3 42 (49.41%) CCNP
4 20 (23.53%) CCNA
5 10 (11.76%) CCIP
5 10 (11.76%) JNCIP
6 8 (9.41%) Security Cleared
7 7 (8.24%) JNCIA
7 7 (8.24%) CCSE
8 5 (5.88%) SC Cleared
8 5 (5.88%) CCDP
9 3 (3.53%) Degree
9 3 (3.53%) DV Cleared
10 2 (2.35%) CCSA
10 2 (2.35%) MCSE
10 2 (2.35%) MCSA
10 2 (2.35%) MCT
10 2 (2.35%) CISSP
10 2 (2.35%) Microsoft Certification
10 2 (2.35%) CCDA
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 8 (9.41%) SLA
System Software
1 12 (14.12%) Snort
2 7 (8.24%) ProxySG
3 4 (4.71%) Active Directory
4 3 (3.53%) Xen
4 3 (3.53%) Hyper-V
4 3 (3.53%) NFS
5 2 (2.35%) Terminal Services
5 2 (2.35%) VMware Infrastructure
6 1 (1.18%) vSphere
Systems Management
1 19 (22.35%) OpenNMS
1 19 (22.35%) RANCID
2 3 (3.53%) SCOM
2 3 (3.53%) Puppet
2 3 (3.53%) Vagrant
2 3 (3.53%) Opscode Chef
2 3 (3.53%) Nagios
3 2 (2.35%) FortiGate
3 2 (2.35%) SCCM
4 1 (1.18%) HP Data Protector
4 1 (1.18%) Cacti
4 1 (1.18%) SolarWinds Orion
4 1 (1.18%) Cisco Prime
4 1 (1.18%) CiscoWorks
Vendors
1 78 (91.76%) Cisco
2 38 (44.71%) Juniper
3 28 (32.94%) CheckPoint
4 24 (28.24%) F5
5 16 (18.82%) Blue Coat
6 11 (12.94%) Sourcefire
7 8 (9.41%) BT
8 6 (7.06%) Microsoft
8 6 (7.06%) SolarWinds
9 5 (5.88%) Redback
9 5 (5.88%) Huawei
9 5 (5.88%) HP
9 5 (5.88%) Radware
9 5 (5.88%) Nokia
10 4 (4.71%) McAfee
10 4 (4.71%) VMware
10 4 (4.71%) WatchGuard
10 4 (4.71%) Brocade
11 3 (3.53%) 3PAR
11 3 (3.53%) Riverbed
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