The table below looks at the statistics for VRRP skills in IT contracts advertised across the UK. Included is a guide to the contractor rates offered in IT contracts that have cited VRRP over the 3 months to 26 July 2016 with a comparison to the same period over 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.

3 months to
26 Jul 2016
Same period 2015 Same period 2014
Virtual Router Redundancy Protocol (VRRP)
Rank 609 591 583
Rank change year-on-year
-18 -8
Contract jobs citing VRRP 41 54 24
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the UK 0.076% 0.095% 0.045%
As % of the Communications & Networking category 0.47% 0.68% 0.32%
Number of daily rates quoted 27 36 8
Median daily rate £475 £363 £325
Median daily rate % change year-on-year
+31.03% +11.53%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £215 £255 £296
10% offered a daily rate of more than £560 £475 £408
UK excluding London median daily rate £290 £300 £350
% change year-on-year
-3.33% -14.28%
Number of hourly rates quoted 4 1 0
Median hourly rate £40.00 £30.00 -
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year
+33.33% -
UK excluding London median hourly rate £40.00 £30.00 -
% change year-on-year
+33.33% -

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
8740 7972 7525
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the UK 16.19% 14.00% 13.96%
Number of daily rates quoted 5340 4547 3993
Median daily rate £400 £375 £350
Median daily rate % change year-on-year
+6.66% +7.14%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £240 £225 £210
10% offered a daily rate of more than £550 £500 £500
UK excluding London median daily rate £365 £350 £330
% change year-on-year
+4.28% +6.06%
Number of hourly rates quoted 428 483 433
Median hourly rate £28.75 £21.00 £20.00
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year
+36.90% +5.00%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £12.50 £12.35 £11.50
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £47.83 £45.00 £42.50
UK excluding London median hourly rate £31.50 £21.53 £20.00
% change year-on-year
+46.34% +7.62%

VRRP
Jobs Demand Trend

The demand trend of contract jobs citing VRRP as a proportion of all IT contracts with a match in 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 26 July 2016.

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
Hourly Rate Histogram

This chart provides a histogram of hourly rates quoted in contract IT jobs citing VRRP within the UK over the 3 months to 26 July 2016.

VRRP Hourly Rate Histogram in the UK

VRRP
Top 19 Contract Locations

The table below looks at the demand and provides a guide to the median contractor rates quoted in IT jobs citing VRRP within the UK over the 3 months to 26 July 2016. 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 see detailed
statistics and trends)
Rank Change
on Same Period
Last Year
Matching
Contract
IT Job Ads
Median
Daily Rate
Last 3 Months
Median Daily Rate
% Change
on Same Period
Last Year
Live
Job
Vacancies
England -23 40 £475 +31.03% 6
London +4 22 £525 +13.51% 4
West Yorkshire +6 5 £200 -46.66%
Leeds +1 5 £200 -46.66%
Yorkshire -2 5 £200 -46.66%
East of England +18 3 £375 +42.85%
Reading +10 3 £225 -
South East +5 3 £225 -23.40% 2
Berkshire -3 3 £225 -2.17%
West Midlands -31 3 £290 -3.33%
City of London +41 2 £500 +5.26%
North West +1 2 £413 +37.50%
Birmingham -15 2 £283 -5.83%
Liverpool - 2 £413 -
Merseyside - 2 £413 -
Bedfordshire - 2 - -
Ilford - 1 - -
Hemel Hempstead - 1 £375 -
Hertfordshire - 1 £375 -

VRRP
Top 30 Related IT Skills

For the 6 months to 26 July 2016, IT contractor jobs citing VRRP also mentioned the following skills in order of popularity. The figures indicate the number co-occurrences and its proportion to all contract ads with a requirement for VRRP.

1 57 (85.07%) OSPF
2 51 (76.12%) BGP
3 50 (74.63%) Cisco
4 47 (70.15%) Firewall
5 45 (67.16%) HSRP
6 39 (58.21%) Cisco Certification
7 34 (50.75%) TCP/IP
8 33 (49.25%) Windows
8 33 (49.25%) EIGRP
9 30 (44.78%) VPN
10 29 (43.28%) CCNP
11 28 (41.79%) Cisco ASA
12 27 (40.30%) CheckPoint
12 27 (40.30%) LAN
12 27 (40.30%) WAN
13 26 (38.81%) Wireless
14 25 (37.31%) DNS
15 24 (35.82%) Data Centre
16 23 (34.33%) Windows Server
17 22 (32.84%) MPLS
18 20 (29.85%) Microsoft
18 20 (29.85%) Juniper
18 20 (29.85%) DHCP
18 20 (29.85%) Network Security
19 18 (26.87%) F5
19 18 (26.87%) CCNA
19 18 (26.87%) IPsec
19 18 (26.87%) VMware
19 18 (26.87%) 802.1X
20 17 (25.37%) High Availability

VRRP
Top Related IT Skills by Category

The follow tables expand on the table above by listing co-occurrences grouped by category. The same job type, locality and period is covered with up to 20 co-occurrences shown in each of the following categories:

Application Platforms
1 7 (10.45%) SAS
2 1 (1.49%) Exchange Server 2010
2 1 (1.49%) MS Exchange
2 1 (1.49%) OpenStack
Applications
1 10 (14.93%) MS Excel
1 10 (14.93%) MS Visio
2 1 (1.49%) MS Office
Business Applications
1 2 (2.99%) Dynamics CRM
Cloud Services
1 7 (10.45%) Office 365
2 1 (1.49%) Cloud Computing
2 1 (1.49%) IaaS
2 1 (1.49%) SaaS
Communications & Networking
1 57 (85.07%) OSPF
2 51 (76.12%) BGP
3 47 (70.15%) Firewall
4 45 (67.16%) HSRP
5 34 (50.75%) TCP/IP
6 33 (49.25%) EIGRP
7 30 (44.78%) VPN
8 28 (41.79%) Cisco ASA
9 27 (40.30%) LAN
9 27 (40.30%) WAN
10 26 (38.81%) Wireless
11 25 (37.31%) DNS
12 22 (32.84%) MPLS
13 20 (29.85%) DHCP
13 20 (29.85%) Network Security
14 18 (26.87%) IPsec
15 17 (25.37%) Cisco IOS
15 17 (25.37%) Cisco Nexus
15 17 (25.37%) VLAN
16 16 (23.88%) VoIP
Database & Business Intelligence
1 7 (10.45%) SQL Server
2 1 (1.49%) Informix
2 1 (1.49%) MongoDB
2 1 (1.49%) MySQL
2 1 (1.49%) NoSQL
2 1 (1.49%) RDBMS
2 1 (1.49%) Redis
2 1 (1.49%) Relational Database
Development Applications
1 2 (2.99%) VSS/SourceSafe
2 1 (1.49%) Git (software)
2 1 (1.49%) Hudson
2 1 (1.49%) Jenkins
2 1 (1.49%) JIRA
2 1 (1.49%) Sonatype Nexus
2 1 (1.49%) Subversion
General
1 10 (14.93%) Finance
2 8 (11.94%) Telecoms
3 6 (8.96%) Retail
4 3 (4.48%) Banking
5 2 (2.99%) Back Office
5 2 (2.99%) Billing
5 2 (2.99%) Games
5 2 (2.99%) Local Government
5 2 (2.99%) Publishing
6 1 (1.49%) Dutch Language
6 1 (1.49%) French Language
6 1 (1.49%) German Language
6 1 (1.49%) Law
6 1 (1.49%) Multimedia
6 1 (1.49%) Spanish Language
Job Titles
1 36 (53.73%) Network Engineer
2 16 (23.88%) Security Engineer
3 9 (13.43%) Network Security Engineer
4 8 (11.94%) Infrastructure Engineer
5 7 (10.45%) Architect
5 7 (10.45%) IP Engineer
5 7 (10.45%) IP Security Engineer
5 7 (10.45%) Senior Network Engineer
6 5 (7.46%) Cisco Engineer
6 5 (7.46%) Network Architect
7 4 (5.97%) Cisco Network Engineer
7 4 (5.97%) Design Engineer
7 4 (5.97%) Infrastructure Design Engineer
8 2 (2.99%) Consultant
8 2 (2.99%) Deployment Engineer
8 2 (2.99%) Juniper Engineer
8 2 (2.99%) Network Deployment Engineer
8 2 (2.99%) Network Manager
8 2 (2.99%) Technical Architect
8 2 (2.99%) Technical Manager
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 18 (26.87%) 802.1X
2 3 (4.48%) CSS
3 1 (1.49%) ActiveMQ
3 1 (1.49%) Apache Flex
3 1 (1.49%) Middleware
3 1 (1.49%) RabbitMQ
Miscellaneous
1 24 (35.82%) Data Centre
2 8 (11.94%) Distributed Denial-of-Service
3 7 (10.45%) Microsoft Licensing
4 6 (8.96%) Management Information System
5 3 (4.48%) Clustering
5 3 (4.48%) Digital Media
6 2 (2.99%) Computer Science
7 1 (1.49%) Enterprise Storage
7 1 (1.49%) NHS
7 1 (1.49%) Private Cloud
7 1 (1.49%) Replication
7 1 (1.49%) Visualisation
Operating Systems
1 33 (49.25%) Windows
2 23 (34.33%) Windows Server
3 12 (17.91%) Linux
4 7 (10.45%) Windows Server 2012
5 4 (5.97%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
5 4 (5.97%) Windows Server 2008
6 3 (4.48%) Windows Server 2003
7 2 (2.99%) CentOS
8 1 (1.49%) CatOS
8 1 (1.49%) Unix
8 1 (1.49%) Windows 10
8 1 (1.49%) Windows 7
8 1 (1.49%) Windows 8
Processes & Methodologies
1 17 (25.37%) High Availability
2 14 (20.90%) Network Planning
3 10 (14.93%) Change Control
3 10 (14.93%) Network Monitoring
4 9 (13.43%) Load Balancing
5 8 (11.94%) DDoS Mitigation
5 8 (11.94%) Escalation Management
6 7 (10.45%) Change Management
6 7 (10.45%) Deep Packet Inspection
6 7 (10.45%) Migration
6 7 (10.45%) Multi-Factor Authentication
6 7 (10.45%) Software Licensing
6 7 (10.45%) Two-Factor Authentication
7 6 (8.96%) Capacity Planning
7 6 (8.96%) CRM
7 6 (8.96%) Kalman Filter
8 5 (7.46%) Process Improvement
9 4 (5.97%) ITIL
10 3 (4.48%) ERP
10 3 (4.48%) Quality Management
Programming Languages
1 13 (19.40%) Shell Script
2 4 (5.97%) Bash Shell
2 4 (5.97%) Java
3 3 (4.48%) JavaScript
3 3 (4.48%) Perl
3 3 (4.48%) PHP
4 1 (1.49%) Korn
4 1 (1.49%) Python
4 1 (1.49%) Ruby
4 1 (1.49%) SQL
Qualifications
1 39 (58.21%) Cisco Certification
2 29 (43.28%) CCNP
3 18 (26.87%) CCNA
4 12 (17.91%) CCSE
5 10 (14.93%) CCSA
6 8 (11.94%) CCIE
6 8 (11.94%) CISSP
7 4 (5.97%) Degree
8 2 (2.99%) CCSP
8 2 (2.99%) JNCIA
8 2 (2.99%) RHCT
8 2 (2.99%) VMware Certified Professional (VCP)
9 1 (1.49%) Check Point Certification
9 1 (1.49%) SC Cleared
9 1 (1.49%) Security Cleared
9 1 (1.49%) VCP4
9 1 (1.49%) VERITAS Certified Professional (VCP)
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 1 (1.49%) ISO/IEC 17799
1 1 (1.49%) ISO/IEC 27001
1 1 (1.49%) PCI DSS
1 1 (1.49%) QA
System Software
1 10 (14.93%) Active Directory
2 7 (10.45%) Hyper-V
2 7 (10.45%) ProxySG
3 6 (8.96%) VMware Infrastructure
4 5 (7.46%) VMware ESX
5 4 (5.97%) Snort
6 2 (2.99%) vCloud
7 1 (1.49%) iptables
7 1 (1.49%) Virtual Desktop
7 1 (1.49%) VMware Workstation
7 1 (1.49%) vSphere
Systems Management
1 10 (14.93%) Cacti
1 10 (14.93%) Nagios
2 9 (13.43%) SmokePing
3 8 (11.94%) FortiGate
4 7 (10.45%) vMotion
5 3 (4.48%) Proventia
6 1 (1.49%) Cisco CUCM
6 1 (1.49%) Cisco Prime
6 1 (1.49%) Failover Clustering
6 1 (1.49%) Graphite
6 1 (1.49%) NetBackup
6 1 (1.49%) Opsview
6 1 (1.49%) SolarWinds Orion
6 1 (1.49%) TrustSec
Vendors
1 50 (74.63%) Cisco
2 27 (40.30%) CheckPoint
3 20 (29.85%) Juniper
3 20 (29.85%) Microsoft
4 18 (26.87%) F5
4 18 (26.87%) VMware
5 11 (16.42%) Palo Alto
5 11 (16.42%) SolarWinds
6 10 (14.93%) Blue Coat
7 9 (13.43%) Aruba
7 9 (13.43%) Intel Security
7 9 (13.43%) Riverbed
8 8 (11.94%) Dell
8 8 (11.94%) Fortinet
8 8 (11.94%) HP
9 7 (10.45%) NETGEAR
9 7 (10.45%) SonicWALL
10 5 (7.46%) Citrix
10 5 (7.46%) Red Hat
11 4 (5.97%) Stonesoft