The first table below looks at the demand 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 17 April 2014 with a comparison to the same period in the previous 2 years. The second table is for comparison and provides aggregates for all of the Communications & Networking category.

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
17 Apr 2014
Same period 2013 Same period 2012
Virtual Router Redundancy Protocol (VRRP)
Rank 562 537 562
Rank change year-on-year
-25 +25
Contract jobs citing VRRP 26 19 23
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the UK 0.046% 0.040% 0.038%
As % of the Communications & Networking category 0.36% 0.26% 0.25%
Number of daily rates quoted 7 13 10
Average daily rate £175 £300 £390
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
-41.66% -23.07%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £167 £240 £322
10% offered a daily rate of more than £333 £479 £500
UK excluding London average daily rate £175 £300 £428
% change year-on-year
-41.66% -29.82%
Number of hourly rates quoted 3 1 0
Average hourly rate £25.72 £19.00 -
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
+35.36% -
UK excluding London average hourly rate £25.72 £19.00 -
% change year-on-year
+35.36% -
Communications & Networking Category
UK
Contract IT job ads with a match in the
Communications & Networking category
7239 7241 9288
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the UK 12.85% 15.15% 15.32%
Number of daily rates quoted 3817 3579 4347
Average daily rate £360 £348 £368
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+3.59% -5.44%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £200 £190 £215
10% offered a daily rate of more than £500 £500 £500
UK excluding London average daily rate £340 £313 £325
% change year-on-year
+8.80% -3.84%
Number of hourly rates quoted 402 572 626
Average hourly rate £20.00 £22.50 £27.50
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
-11.11% -18.18%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £13.00 £12.50 £13.50
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £45.00 £42.50 £43.50
UK excluding London average hourly rate £21.00 £22.50 £27.50
% change year-on-year
-6.66% -18.18%

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 17 April 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 18 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 17 April 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
(Click each for more statistics)
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
Find
Job
Vacancies
England -27 25 £175 -41.66% 5
South East -5 19 £175 -41.66% 2
Berkshire -2 17 £175 -41.66% 2
London -38 2 - - 1
Surrey - 2 - -
Bracknell - 1 - - 1
North West - 1 - - 1
Cardiff - - - - 1
Basingstoke - - - -
Bedford - - - - 1
Reading - - - - 1
Ruislip - - - -
Bedfordshire - - - - 1
City of London - - - -
Hampshire - - - -
South Wales - - - - 2
Wales - - - - 2
East of England - - - - 1

VRRP
Top 30 Related IT Skills

For the 6 months to 17 April 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 43 (87.76%) BGP
2 42 (85.71%) OSPF
3 39 (79.59%) HSRP
4 38 (77.55%) MPLS
5 35 (71.43%) VPN
6 33 (67.35%) Ethernet
7 31 (63.27%) Telecoms
8 28 (57.14%) LTE
9 25 (51.02%) Radio Access Network
9 25 (51.02%) Cisco
10 24 (48.98%) Network Design
11 23 (46.94%) Huawei
11 23 (46.94%) RSVP
12 21 (42.86%) 3G
13 20 (40.82%) 2G
13 20 (40.82%) VLAN
14 17 (34.69%) Firewall
15 16 (32.65%) TCP/IP
16 15 (30.61%) Cisco Certification
17 14 (28.57%) Capacity Management
18 13 (26.53%) VoIP
18 13 (26.53%) WAN
18 13 (26.53%) ATM
18 13 (26.53%) MS Office
18 13 (26.53%) MS Excel
18 13 (26.53%) IPsec
19 12 (24.49%) Nortel
19 12 (24.49%) DNS
19 12 (24.49%) CCNP
19 12 (24.49%) Juniper

VRRP
Top Related IT Skills by Category

For the 6 months to 17 April 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 1 (2.04%) Apache
1 1 (2.04%) SharePoint
1 1 (2.04%) MS Exchange
1 1 (2.04%) SharePoint Server
1 1 (2.04%) Exchange Server 2007
1 1 (2.04%) Exchange Server 2010
Applications
1 13 (26.53%) MS Office
1 13 (26.53%) MS Excel
2 1 (2.04%) MS Visio
2 1 (2.04%) MS PowerPoint
2 1 (2.04%) MS Project
Communications & Networking
1 43 (87.76%) BGP
2 42 (85.71%) OSPF
3 39 (79.59%) HSRP
4 38 (77.55%) MPLS
5 35 (71.43%) VPN
6 33 (67.35%) Ethernet
7 28 (57.14%) LTE
8 25 (51.02%) Radio Access Network
9 23 (46.94%) RSVP
10 21 (42.86%) 3G
11 20 (40.82%) 2G
11 20 (40.82%) VLAN
12 17 (34.69%) Firewall
13 16 (32.65%) TCP/IP
14 13 (26.53%) VoIP
14 13 (26.53%) WAN
14 13 (26.53%) ATM
14 13 (26.53%) IPsec
15 12 (24.49%) DNS
16 11 (22.45%) EIGRP
Database & Business Intelligence
1 11 (22.45%) MS Access
2 2 (4.08%) SQL Server
General
1 31 (63.27%) Telecoms
2 4 (8.16%) Games
3 2 (4.08%) French Language
3 2 (4.08%) German Language
4 1 (2.04%) Finance
4 1 (2.04%) Banking
4 1 (2.04%) Investment Banking
4 1 (2.04%) Local Government
Job Titles
1 23 (46.94%) Network Engineer
2 17 (34.69%) Test Engineer
3 13 (26.53%) Design Engineer
3 13 (26.53%) RAN Engineer
4 12 (24.49%) Network Design Engineer
5 5 (10.20%) IP Engineer
6 4 (8.16%) IP Network Engineer
7 3 (6.12%) Cisco Network Engineer
7 3 (6.12%) Cisco Engineer
7 3 (6.12%) Architect
7 3 (6.12%) Solutions Architect
8 2 (4.08%) Network Support
8 2 (4.08%) Senior Network Engineer
8 2 (4.08%) Consultant
9 1 (2.04%) Network Support Engineer
9 1 (2.04%) Team Leader
9 1 (2.04%) Technical Specialist
9 1 (2.04%) Senior Systems Engineer
9 1 (2.04%) Support Engineer
9 1 (2.04%) 3rd Line Support
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 1 (2.04%) CSS
1 1 (2.04%) OCX
Miscellaneous
1 5 (10.20%) NHS
2 1 (2.04%) Computer Science
Operating Systems
1 7 (14.29%) Windows
2 5 (10.20%) Windows Server 2003
3 4 (8.16%) Linux
3 4 (8.16%) Windows Server 2008
4 1 (2.04%) CentOS
4 1 (2.04%) UNIX
4 1 (2.04%) Debian
Processes & Methodologies
1 24 (48.98%) Network Design
2 14 (28.57%) Capacity Management
3 7 (14.29%) Capacity Planning
4 5 (10.20%) Network Management
5 4 (8.16%) Load Balancing
5 4 (8.16%) Penetration Testing
5 4 (8.16%) ITIL
6 3 (6.12%) Project Management
6 3 (6.12%) Validation
6 3 (6.12%) Network Architecture
7 2 (4.08%) Disaster Recovery
7 2 (4.08%) Security Management
8 1 (2.04%) E-Commerce
8 1 (2.04%) Supplier Management
8 1 (2.04%) Project Planning
8 1 (2.04%) Technical Architecture
8 1 (2.04%) Problem Management
8 1 (2.04%) High Availability
Programming Languages
1 11 (22.45%) VB
2 9 (18.37%) SQL
3 2 (4.08%) R
Qualifications
1 15 (30.61%) Cisco Certification
2 12 (24.49%) CCNP
3 8 (16.33%) CCIE
4 4 (8.16%) CCNA
5 3 (6.12%) CCDP
6 2 (4.08%) CCDA
6 2 (4.08%) JNCIE
6 2 (4.08%) Degree
6 2 (4.08%) Microsoft Certification
7 1 (2.04%) JNCIA
7 1 (2.04%) JNCIS
7 1 (2.04%) JNCIP
7 1 (2.04%) MCSE
7 1 (2.04%) CCIP
7 1 (2.04%) Security Cleared
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 5 (10.20%) ISO/IEC 27001
2 4 (8.16%) PCI DSS
2 4 (8.16%) ISO/IEC 17799
3 2 (4.08%) SLA
System Software
1 2 (4.08%) Active Directory
2 1 (2.04%) Squid
2 1 (2.04%) VMware Infrastructure
Systems Management
1 2 (4.08%) Netcool
2 1 (2.04%) NSN NetAct
Vendors
1 25 (51.02%) Cisco
2 23 (46.94%) Huawei
3 12 (24.49%) Nortel
3 12 (24.49%) Juniper
4 10 (20.41%) CheckPoint
5 9 (18.37%) OPNET
6 8 (16.33%) Ericsson
7 7 (14.29%) BT
7 7 (14.29%) Business Objects
8 6 (12.24%) Microsoft
9 5 (10.20%) VMware
10 4 (8.16%) Avaya
10 4 (8.16%) Nokia
10 4 (8.16%) Alcatel-Lucent
10 4 (8.16%) Nokia Solutions and Networks
11 3 (6.12%) F5
11 3 (6.12%) Redback
11 3 (6.12%) Radware
12 2 (4.08%) Mitel
12 2 (4.08%) Aruba