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 22 August 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
22 Aug 2014
Same period 2013 Same period 2012
Virtual Router Redundancy Protocol (VRRP)
Rank 560 551 568
Rank change year-on-year
-9 +17
Contract jobs citing VRRP 35 27 29
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the UK 0.062% 0.051% 0.050%
As % of the Communications & Networking category 0.43% 0.37% 0.32%
Number of daily rates quoted 12 14 6
Average daily rate
Keep up to 90%
of your Daily Rate
Get a Free Illustration
£400 £350 £343
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+14.28% +2.18%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £305 £290 £243
10% offered a daily rate of more than £425 £459 £712
UK excluding London average daily rate £380 £325 £343
% change year-on-year
+16.92% -5.10%
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
8141 7236 8937
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the UK 14.44% 13.57% 15.43%
Number of daily rates quoted 4382 3894 4029
Average daily rate £360 £350 £350
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+2.85% -
90% offered a daily rate of more than £220 £200 £200
10% offered a daily rate of more than £500 £500 £475
UK excluding London average daily rate £338 £325 £325
% change year-on-year
+3.84% -
Number of hourly rates quoted 435 417 704
Average hourly rate £21.00 £23.50 £22.50
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
-10.63% +4.44%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £12.03 £13.50 £12.50
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £45.00 £38.50 £45.00
UK excluding London average hourly rate £22.00 £24.50 £25.00
% change year-on-year
-10.20% -2.00%

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 22 August 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 29 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 22 August 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
(Use links below to see detailed
statistics and historical trends)
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 -20 33 £400 +14.28% 12
London +23 22 £413 +13.79% 8
City of London - 9 £369 - 6
South East +3 7 £360 +2.85% 2
East of England -30 3 £413 +37.50% 1
Hertfordshire - 3 £413 -
Surrey - 3 £360 - 1
Guildford - 3 £360 - 1
South West - 1 £350 -
Wales - - - - 1
West Midlands - - - - 1
South Wales - - - - 1
Hemel Hempstead - - - -
Hertford - - - -
Leeds - - - -
Bedford - - - -
Birmingham - - - - 1
Brighton - - - -
Caerphilly - - - - 1
West Yorkshire - - - -
Yorkshire - - - -
Kent - - - -
South Yorkshire - - - -
Rotherham - - - -
Sandwich - - - -
Watford - - - -
Bedfordshire - - - -
East Sussex - - - -
Hampshire - - - -

VRRP
Top 30 Related IT Skills

For the 6 months to 22 August 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 50 (87.72%) Cisco
2 49 (85.96%) BGP
3 45 (78.95%) Firewall
4 42 (73.68%) OSPF
5 41 (71.93%) HSRP
6 40 (70.18%) VPN
7 39 (68.42%) Juniper
8 32 (56.14%) WAN
9 31 (54.39%) VLAN
10 30 (52.63%) TCP/IP
11 28 (49.12%) Cisco Certification
12 26 (45.61%) LAN
13 25 (43.86%) CheckPoint
14 24 (42.11%) MPLS
14 24 (42.11%) Ethernet
14 24 (42.11%) F5
15 21 (36.84%) Cisco IOS
16 19 (33.33%) Cisco Nexus
17 18 (31.58%) Network Security
17 18 (31.58%) VoIP
18 17 (29.82%) CCIE
19 16 (28.07%) Blue Coat
20 15 (26.32%) LTE
21 14 (24.56%) Huawei
22 13 (22.81%) Sourcefire
22 13 (22.81%) Snort
22 13 (22.81%) Load Balancing
22 13 (22.81%) Telecoms
22 13 (22.81%) CCNP
22 13 (22.81%) Ericsson

VRRP
Top Related IT Skills by Category

For the 6 months to 22 August 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 (5.26%) OpenStack
2 2 (3.51%) Node.js
2 2 (3.51%) lighttpd
2 2 (3.51%) Apache
2 2 (3.51%) Tomcat
Applications
1 6 (10.53%) MS Office
2 5 (8.77%) MS Visio
3 3 (5.26%) MS Excel
4 1 (1.75%) MS Project
4 1 (1.75%) MS PowerPoint
Cloud Services
1 3 (5.26%) Cloud Computing
Communications & Networking
1 49 (85.96%) BGP
2 45 (78.95%) Firewall
3 42 (73.68%) OSPF
4 41 (71.93%) HSRP
5 40 (70.18%) VPN
6 32 (56.14%) WAN
7 31 (54.39%) VLAN
8 30 (52.63%) TCP/IP
9 26 (45.61%) LAN
10 24 (42.11%) MPLS
10 24 (42.11%) Ethernet
11 21 (36.84%) Cisco IOS
12 19 (33.33%) Cisco Nexus
13 18 (31.58%) Network Security
13 18 (31.58%) VoIP
14 15 (26.32%) LTE
15 13 (22.81%) UMTS
16 12 (21.05%) IPsec
17 10 (17.54%) RSVP
17 10 (17.54%) SNMP
Database & Business Intelligence
1 2 (3.51%) MySQL
1 2 (3.51%) SQL Server
2 1 (1.75%) MS Access
Development Applications
1 3 (5.26%) Subversion
1 3 (5.26%) Git (software)
1 3 (5.26%) Atlassian Bamboo
1 3 (5.26%) Selenium
1 3 (5.26%) Jenkins
General
1 13 (22.81%) Telecoms
2 12 (21.05%) Finance
3 11 (19.30%) Banking
4 5 (8.77%) Spanish Language
5 2 (3.51%) Investment Banking
6 1 (1.75%) Retail
Job Titles
1 25 (43.86%) Network Engineer
2 13 (22.81%) Senior Network Engineer
2 13 (22.81%) Security Engineer
3 11 (19.30%) Network Security Engineer
4 10 (17.54%) Architect
4 10 (17.54%) Solutions Architect
5 8 (14.04%) Senior Security Engineer
5 8 (14.04%) Senior Network Security Engineer
6 5 (8.77%) Test Engineer
7 3 (5.26%) Design Engineer
7 3 (5.26%) Network Architect
7 3 (5.26%) Cisco Engineer
7 3 (5.26%) Network Support
7 3 (5.26%) Cisco Network Engineer
7 3 (5.26%) Network Design Architect
7 3 (5.26%) IP Engineer
7 3 (5.26%) DevOps Engineer
8 2 (3.51%) Linux DevOps Engineer
8 2 (3.51%) Network Support Engineer
8 2 (3.51%) Support Engineer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 1 (1.75%) OCX
Miscellaneous
1 2 (3.51%) Digital Media
1 2 (3.51%) NHS
2 1 (1.75%) Firmware
2 1 (1.75%) Management Information System
2 1 (1.75%) Clustering
2 1 (1.75%) Video Conferencing
2 1 (1.75%) SCADA
2 1 (1.75%) Computer Science
Operating Systems
1 6 (10.53%) Linux
2 4 (7.02%) UNIX
2 4 (7.02%) Windows
Processes & Methodologies
1 13 (22.81%) Load Balancing
2 10 (17.54%) Network Design
3 9 (15.79%) Network Management
4 8 (14.04%) Network Architecture
5 7 (12.28%) Validation
6 6 (10.53%) Low Latency
6 6 (10.53%) Kalman Filter
6 6 (10.53%) Project Management
7 4 (7.02%) Migration
8 3 (5.26%) Disaster Recovery
8 3 (5.26%) Agile Software Development
8 3 (5.26%) Test Automation
8 3 (5.26%) Network Planning
8 3 (5.26%) Continuous Integration
8 3 (5.26%) Network Monitoring
8 3 (5.26%) DevOps
8 3 (5.26%) Dependency Management
9 2 (3.51%) Capacity Management
9 2 (3.51%) Supplier Management
9 2 (3.51%) User Acceptance Testing
Programming Languages
1 3 (5.26%) Java
1 3 (5.26%) JavaScript
1 3 (5.26%) Perl
1 3 (5.26%) SQL
2 1 (1.75%) VB
Qualifications
1 28 (49.12%) Cisco Certification
2 17 (29.82%) CCIE
3 13 (22.81%) CCNP
4 8 (14.04%) CCNA
5 6 (10.53%) CCSE
6 4 (7.02%) Degree
7 3 (5.26%) MCT
8 2 (3.51%) JNCIE
8 2 (3.51%) CCDP
9 1 (1.75%) Microsoft Certification
9 1 (1.75%) Check Point Certification
9 1 (1.75%) CCDA
9 1 (1.75%) MCSE
9 1 (1.75%) SC Cleared
9 1 (1.75%) Security Cleared
9 1 (1.75%) JNCIA
9 1 (1.75%) JNCIS
9 1 (1.75%) JNCIP
9 1 (1.75%) ITIL Foundation Certificate
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 6 (10.53%) SLA
System Software
1 13 (22.81%) Snort
2 4 (7.02%) ProxySG
3 3 (5.26%) NFS
3 3 (5.26%) Xen
4 2 (3.51%) Active Directory
5 1 (1.75%) ISA Server
5 1 (1.75%) Forefront TMG
5 1 (1.75%) vSphere
Systems Management
1 3 (5.26%) Nagios
1 3 (5.26%) Puppet
1 3 (5.26%) Vagrant
1 3 (5.26%) Opscode Chef
2 1 (1.75%) OPNET
2 1 (1.75%) CiscoWorks
2 1 (1.75%) NSN NetAct
2 1 (1.75%) SolarWinds Orion
2 1 (1.75%) FortiGate
Vendors
1 50 (87.72%) Cisco
2 39 (68.42%) Juniper
3 25 (43.86%) CheckPoint
4 24 (42.11%) F5
5 16 (28.07%) Blue Coat
6 14 (24.56%) Huawei
7 13 (22.81%) Sourcefire
7 13 (22.81%) Ericsson
8 10 (17.54%) Nokia
9 8 (14.04%) Radware
9 8 (14.04%) Redback
10 4 (7.02%) IronPort
10 4 (7.02%) Brocade
10 4 (7.02%) Nokia Solutions and Networks
10 4 (7.02%) Microsoft
10 4 (7.02%) Alcatel-Lucent
11 3 (5.26%) Siemens
11 3 (5.26%) McAfee
11 3 (5.26%) WatchGuard
11 3 (5.26%) Trustwave
City, London
LA International
Posted: 20 hours ago
City, London
FT Select
Rate: From £280 to £315 per annum
Posted: 21 hours ago
City, London
TEKsystems
Rate: £300 per day
Posted: 22 hours ago
City, London
FT Select
Rate: From £400 to £450 per day
Posted: 2 days ago
City, London
Austin Fraser
Posted: 2 days ago
London
Hays IT - Uk Posting account
Rate: £350.00 - £450.00 per day
Posted: 4 days ago