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 30 October 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
30 Oct 2014
Same period 2013 Same period 2012
Virtual Router Redundancy Protocol (VRRP)
Rank 545 527 526
Rank change year-on-year
-18 -1
Contract jobs citing VRRP 56 43 48
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the UK 0.096% 0.083% 0.089%
As % of the Communications & Networking category 0.67% 0.62% 0.58%
Number of daily rates quoted 30 15 11
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£313 £375 £323
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
-16.66% +16.27%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £297 £264 £236
10% offered a daily rate of more than £428 £445 £415
UK excluding London average daily rate £350 £413 £323
% change year-on-year
-15.15% +27.90%
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
8392 6967 8263
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the UK 14.43% 13.48% 15.33%
Number of daily rates quoted 4785 3843 3945
Average daily rate £360 £375 £360
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
-4.00% +4.16%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £225 £225 £213
10% offered a daily rate of more than £500 £525 £500
UK excluding London average daily rate £347 £330 £330
% change year-on-year
+5.29% -
Number of hourly rates quoted 462 461 595
Average hourly rate £22.77 £21.75 £20.50
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
+4.70% +6.09%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £12.50 £12.50 £12.00
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £45.00 £40.00 £42.50
UK excluding London average hourly rate £23.13 £22.50 £21.00
% change year-on-year
+2.77% +7.14%

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 30 October 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 27 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 30 October 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 -20 54 £313 -13.79% 4
London +15 40 £313 -16.66% 1
City of London +38 18 £300 - 1
South East -18 10 £360 +2.85% 2
Surrey +1 7 £360 -
Guildford -8 6 £360 -
East of England -18 3 £413 -13.15% 1
Hertfordshire - 3 £413 - 1
Berkshire +5 2 - -
South West - 1 £250 -
Wales - - - -
West Midlands - - - -
South Wales - - - -
Dorset - - - -
Gloucestershire - - - -
Hampshire - - - - 2
Hertford - - - -
West Sussex - - - -
Reading - - - -
Staines - - - -
Uxbridge - - - -
Watford - - - - 1
Birmingham - - - -
Bournemouth - - - -
Caerphilly - - - -
Crawley - - - -
Gloucester - - - -

VRRP
Top 30 Related IT Skills

For the 6 months to 30 October 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 74 (94.87%) Cisco
2 71 (91.03%) Firewall
3 70 (89.74%) BGP
4 67 (85.90%) OSPF
5 64 (82.05%) HSRP
6 60 (76.92%) VPN
7 52 (66.67%) TCP/IP
8 49 (62.82%) Cisco Certification
9 41 (52.56%) Juniper
10 39 (50.00%) WAN
10 39 (50.00%) Cisco Nexus
11 35 (44.87%) CheckPoint
11 35 (44.87%) CCIE
12 32 (41.03%) SNMP
13 31 (39.74%) LAN
13 31 (39.74%) VLAN
14 30 (38.46%) CCNP
15 29 (37.18%) F5
16 28 (35.90%) Cisco IOS
17 24 (30.77%) EIGRP
18 23 (29.49%) Blue Coat
19 21 (26.92%) UNIX
20 20 (25.64%) Perl
20 20 (25.64%) Analytical Skills
21 19 (24.36%) DMVPN
21 19 (24.36%) TACACS
21 19 (24.36%) PPP
21 19 (24.36%) Ethernet
22 18 (23.08%) Snort
22 18 (23.08%) Network Security

VRRP
Top Related IT Skills by Category

For the 6 months to 30 October 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 (3.85%) OpenStack
2 2 (2.56%) lighttpd
2 2 (2.56%) Node.js
2 2 (2.56%) Apache
2 2 (2.56%) Tomcat
Applications
1 4 (5.13%) MS Visio
1 4 (5.13%) MS Office
2 1 (1.28%) MS Excel
Cloud Services
1 3 (3.85%) Cloud Computing
2 1 (1.28%) SaaS
Communications & Networking
1 71 (91.03%) Firewall
2 70 (89.74%) BGP
3 67 (85.90%) OSPF
4 64 (82.05%) HSRP
5 60 (76.92%) VPN
6 52 (66.67%) TCP/IP
7 39 (50.00%) WAN
7 39 (50.00%) Cisco Nexus
8 32 (41.03%) SNMP
9 31 (39.74%) LAN
9 31 (39.74%) VLAN
10 28 (35.90%) Cisco IOS
11 24 (30.77%) EIGRP
12 19 (24.36%) DMVPN
12 19 (24.36%) TACACS
12 19 (24.36%) PPP
12 19 (24.36%) Ethernet
13 18 (23.08%) Network Security
14 16 (20.51%) MPLS
15 12 (15.38%) VoIP
Database & Business Intelligence
1 2 (2.56%) MySQL
2 1 (1.28%) SQL Server
Development Applications
1 3 (3.85%) Subversion
1 3 (3.85%) Jenkins
1 3 (3.85%) Git (software)
1 3 (3.85%) Atlassian Bamboo
1 3 (3.85%) Selenium
General
1 15 (19.23%) Banking
2 12 (15.38%) Finance
3 9 (11.54%) Telecoms
4 5 (6.41%) Spanish Language
5 3 (3.85%) Retail
6 2 (2.56%) Russian Language
6 2 (2.56%) Investment Banking
6 2 (2.56%) Billing
6 2 (2.56%) Back Office
7 1 (1.28%) Law
Job Titles
1 36 (46.15%) Network Engineer
2 20 (25.64%) Security Engineer
3 18 (23.08%) Senior Network Engineer
4 15 (19.23%) Network Security Engineer
5 13 (16.67%) Senior Security Engineer
5 13 (16.67%) Cisco Engineer
6 12 (15.38%) Senior Network Security Engineer
7 11 (14.10%) Architect
7 11 (14.10%) Solutions Architect
8 9 (11.54%) Support Engineer
8 9 (11.54%) Consultant
9 8 (10.26%) Network Consultant
10 7 (8.97%) Cisco Consultant
10 7 (8.97%) Cisco Support Engineer
10 7 (8.97%) Cisco Network Consultant
10 7 (8.97%) Cisco Support
11 5 (6.41%) Network Architect
11 5 (6.41%) Cisco Network Engineer
11 5 (6.41%) Network Design Architect
11 5 (6.41%) IP Engineer
Miscellaneous
1 20 (25.64%) Analytical Skills
2 15 (19.23%) FlexPod
3 2 (2.56%) Digital Media
3 2 (2.56%) NHS
4 1 (1.28%) Management Information System
4 1 (1.28%) Clustering
4 1 (1.28%) SCADA
4 1 (1.28%) Video Conferencing
Operating Systems
1 21 (26.92%) UNIX
2 4 (5.13%) Linux
3 3 (3.85%) Windows
Processes & Methodologies
1 12 (15.38%) Load Balancing
2 11 (14.10%) Change Management
3 9 (11.54%) Mentoring
3 9 (11.54%) Network Management
4 8 (10.26%) Network Design
4 8 (10.26%) Network Architecture
5 7 (8.97%) Low Latency
5 7 (8.97%) Validation
6 6 (7.69%) Project Management
7 5 (6.41%) Network Planning
7 5 (6.41%) Network Monitoring
8 4 (5.13%) Kalman Filter
8 4 (5.13%) Migration
9 3 (3.85%) Agile Software Development
9 3 (3.85%) DevOps
9 3 (3.85%) Dependency Management
9 3 (3.85%) Test Automation
9 3 (3.85%) Continuous Integration
10 2 (2.56%) User Acceptance Testing
10 2 (2.56%) Performance Management
Programming Languages
1 20 (25.64%) Perl
2 7 (8.97%) R
3 3 (3.85%) Java
3 3 (3.85%) JavaScript
4 1 (1.28%) SQL
Qualifications
1 49 (62.82%) Cisco Certification
2 35 (44.87%) CCIE
3 30 (38.46%) CCNP
4 10 (12.82%) CCNA
5 6 (7.69%) CCSE
6 3 (3.85%) MCT
7 2 (2.56%) JNCIP
7 2 (2.56%) Degree
7 2 (2.56%) Security Cleared
8 1 (1.28%) Check Point Certification
8 1 (1.28%) JNCIS
8 1 (1.28%) SC Cleared
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 6 (7.69%) SLA
System Software
1 18 (23.08%) Snort
2 10 (12.82%) ProxySG
3 4 (5.13%) NFS
4 3 (3.85%) Xen
5 2 (2.56%) Active Directory
6 1 (1.28%) Firmware
6 1 (1.28%) ISA Server
6 1 (1.28%) Forefront TMG
6 1 (1.28%) vSphere
Systems Management
1 15 (19.23%) OpenNMS
1 15 (19.23%) RANCID
2 3 (3.85%) Nagios
2 3 (3.85%) FortiGate
2 3 (3.85%) Vagrant
2 3 (3.85%) Opscode Chef
2 3 (3.85%) Puppet
3 1 (1.28%) CiscoWorks
3 1 (1.28%) SolarWinds Orion
3 1 (1.28%) Cacti
Vendors
1 74 (94.87%) Cisco
2 41 (52.56%) Juniper
3 35 (44.87%) CheckPoint
4 29 (37.18%) F5
5 23 (29.49%) Blue Coat
6 17 (21.79%) Sourcefire
7 9 (11.54%) Nokia
8 8 (10.26%) Radware
8 8 (10.26%) Redback
8 8 (10.26%) Huawei
9 6 (7.69%) Ericsson
10 5 (6.41%) Microsoft
11 4 (5.13%) WatchGuard
11 4 (5.13%) Brocade
11 4 (5.13%) SolarWinds
11 4 (5.13%) McAfee
12 3 (3.85%) HP
12 3 (3.85%) Siemens
12 3 (3.85%) IronPort
13 2 (2.56%) Trustwave