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 31 July 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
31 Jul 2014
Same period 2013 Same period 2012
Virtual Router Redundancy Protocol (VRRP)
Rank 572 554 563
Rank change year-on-year
-18 +9
Contract jobs citing VRRP 22 16 21
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the UK 0.040% 0.031% 0.036%
As % of the Communications & Networking category 0.29% 0.23% 0.23%
Number of daily rates quoted 7 12 3
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£383 £375 £425
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+2.00% -11.76%
UK excluding London average daily rate £391 £300 £425
% change year-on-year
+30.41% -29.41%
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 0 0
Average hourly rate - - -
UK excluding London average hourly rate - - -
Communications & Networking Category
UK
Contract IT job ads with a match in the
Communications & Networking category
7595 6980 8978
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the UK 13.88% 13.65% 15.54%
Number of daily rates quoted 4048 3621 3969
Average daily rate £360 £350 £350
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+2.85% -
90% offered a daily rate of more than £210 £200 £200
10% offered a daily rate of more than £500 £492 £473
UK excluding London average daily rate £338 £325 £325
% change year-on-year
+3.84% -
Number of hourly rates quoted 409 460 702
Average hourly rate £20.00 £25.00 £22.50
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
-20.00% +11.11%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £12.00 £13.50 £12.50
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £42.50 £41.50 £45.00
UK excluding London average hourly rate £20.00 £25.50 £25.00
% change year-on-year
-21.56% +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 31 July 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 31 July 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 -24 19 £366 -2.33% 11
London +20 12 £300 -20.00% 4
South East -5 5 £383 - 2
City of London - 4 £288 - 2
East of England -21 1 £413 +37.50% 4
South West - 1 £350 -
Hertfordshire - 1 £413 - 3
Kent - - - - 1
South Yorkshire - - - -
West Yorkshire - - - -
Yorkshire - - - -
Bedford - - - - 1
Bracknell - - - -
Brighton - - - -
Caerphilly - - - -
Hemel Hempstead - - - -
Leeds - - - -
Rotherham - - - -
Sandwich - - - - 1
Watford - - - - 2
Bedfordshire - - - - 1
Berkshire - - - -
East Sussex - - - -
Hampshire - - - - 1
Wales - - - -
South Wales - - - -
Hammersmith - - - -

VRRP
Top 30 Related IT Skills

For the 6 months to 31 July 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 41 (85.42%) BGP
2 36 (75.00%) Cisco
3 35 (72.92%) OSPF
4 34 (70.83%) VPN
5 33 (68.75%) HSRP
6 32 (66.67%) Firewall
7 28 (58.33%) MPLS
7 28 (58.33%) Ethernet
8 27 (56.25%) Juniper
9 20 (41.67%) TCP/IP
9 20 (41.67%) WAN
9 20 (41.67%) VLAN
9 20 (41.67%) LTE
10 18 (37.50%) Cisco Certification
10 18 (37.50%) Telecoms
11 17 (35.42%) VoIP
11 17 (35.42%) Huawei
12 16 (33.33%) LAN
13 15 (31.25%) RSVP
13 15 (31.25%) CheckPoint
14 14 (29.17%) Network Design
14 14 (29.17%) Radio Access Network
14 14 (29.17%) F5
15 11 (22.92%) Load Balancing
15 11 (22.92%) Cisco IOS
15 11 (22.92%) SDH
15 11 (22.92%) ATM
15 11 (22.92%) UMTS
15 11 (22.92%) Ericsson
16 10 (20.83%) CCNP

VRRP
Top Related IT Skills by Category

For the 6 months to 31 July 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 (2.08%) Apache
1 1 (2.08%) Tomcat
1 1 (2.08%) lighttpd
1 1 (2.08%) Node.js
1 1 (2.08%) OpenStack
Applications
1 9 (18.75%) MS Office
2 6 (12.50%) MS Excel
3 4 (8.33%) MS Visio
4 1 (2.08%) MS PowerPoint
4 1 (2.08%) MS Project
Cloud Services
1 1 (2.08%) Cloud Computing
Communications & Networking
1 41 (85.42%) BGP
2 35 (72.92%) OSPF
3 34 (70.83%) VPN
4 33 (68.75%) HSRP
5 32 (66.67%) Firewall
6 28 (58.33%) MPLS
6 28 (58.33%) Ethernet
7 20 (41.67%) TCP/IP
7 20 (41.67%) WAN
7 20 (41.67%) LTE
7 20 (41.67%) VLAN
8 17 (35.42%) VoIP
9 16 (33.33%) LAN
10 15 (31.25%) RSVP
11 14 (29.17%) Radio Access Network
12 11 (22.92%) Cisco IOS
12 11 (22.92%) SDH
12 11 (22.92%) ATM
12 11 (22.92%) UMTS
13 10 (20.83%) 3G
Database & Business Intelligence
1 5 (10.42%) MS Access
2 2 (4.17%) SQL Server
3 1 (2.08%) MySQL
Development Applications
1 1 (2.08%) Subversion
1 1 (2.08%) Selenium
1 1 (2.08%) Atlassian Bamboo
1 1 (2.08%) Git (software)
1 1 (2.08%) Jenkins
General
1 18 (37.50%) Telecoms
2 5 (10.42%) Finance
3 4 (8.33%) Banking
4 1 (2.08%) Retail
4 1 (2.08%) Local Government
Job Titles
1 21 (43.75%) Network Engineer
2 10 (20.83%) Test Engineer
3 7 (14.58%) Solutions Architect
3 7 (14.58%) Network Security Engineer
3 7 (14.58%) Architect
3 7 (14.58%) Design Engineer
3 7 (14.58%) Security Engineer
4 6 (12.50%) Network Design Engineer
4 6 (12.50%) Senior Network Engineer
4 6 (12.50%) RAN Engineer
5 5 (10.42%) Senior Network Security Engineer
5 5 (10.42%) Senior Security Engineer
6 4 (8.33%) Network Support
7 3 (6.25%) Cisco Network Engineer
7 3 (6.25%) Cisco Engineer
8 2 (4.17%) Network Support Engineer
8 2 (4.17%) Consultant
8 2 (4.17%) Support Engineer
8 2 (4.17%) 3rd Line Support
9 1 (2.08%) Security Consultant
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 1 (2.08%) OCX
Miscellaneous
1 2 (4.17%) NHS
2 1 (2.08%) Firmware
2 1 (2.08%) Clustering
2 1 (2.08%) SCADA
2 1 (2.08%) Computer Science
2 1 (2.08%) Video Conferencing
2 1 (2.08%) Digital Media
Operating Systems
1 4 (8.33%) Windows
1 4 (8.33%) Linux
2 2 (4.17%) UNIX
3 1 (2.08%) Windows Server 2003
3 1 (2.08%) Windows Server 2008
Processes & Methodologies
1 14 (29.17%) Network Design
2 11 (22.92%) Load Balancing
3 7 (14.58%) Network Management
4 6 (12.50%) Network Architecture
4 6 (12.50%) Capacity Management
4 6 (12.50%) Validation
5 5 (10.42%) Project Management
6 4 (8.33%) Capacity Planning
7 3 (6.25%) Network Monitoring
8 2 (4.17%) Disaster Recovery
8 2 (4.17%) Migration
8 2 (4.17%) Network Planning
8 2 (4.17%) Supplier Management
9 1 (2.08%) Project Planning
9 1 (2.08%) Technical Architecture
9 1 (2.08%) User Acceptance Testing
9 1 (2.08%) Continuous Integration
9 1 (2.08%) Test Automation
9 1 (2.08%) Scrum
9 1 (2.08%) Agile Software Development
Programming Languages
1 7 (14.58%) SQL
2 5 (10.42%) VB
3 1 (2.08%) Java
3 1 (2.08%) JavaScript
3 1 (2.08%) Perl
Qualifications
1 18 (37.50%) Cisco Certification
2 10 (20.83%) CCNP
3 9 (18.75%) CCIE
4 8 (16.67%) CCNA
5 3 (6.25%) MCT
5 3 (6.25%) Degree
6 2 (4.17%) CCDP
6 2 (4.17%) JNCIE
7 1 (2.08%) SC Cleared
7 1 (2.08%) Security Cleared
7 1 (2.08%) ITIL Foundation Certificate
7 1 (2.08%) MCSE
7 1 (2.08%) CCDA
7 1 (2.08%) Microsoft Certification
7 1 (2.08%) CCSE
7 1 (2.08%) JNCIA
7 1 (2.08%) JNCIS
7 1 (2.08%) JNCIP
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 4 (8.33%) SLA
System Software
1 9 (18.75%) Snort
2 4 (8.33%) ProxySG
3 3 (6.25%) NFS
3 3 (6.25%) Active Directory
4 1 (2.08%) ISA Server
4 1 (2.08%) Xen
4 1 (2.08%) vSphere
4 1 (2.08%) Forefront TMG
Systems Management
1 5 (10.42%) OPNET
2 1 (2.08%) SolarWinds Orion
2 1 (2.08%) NSN NetAct
2 1 (2.08%) Puppet
2 1 (2.08%) FortiGate
2 1 (2.08%) Vagrant
2 1 (2.08%) Opscode Chef
2 1 (2.08%) Nagios
Vendors
1 36 (75.00%) Cisco
2 27 (56.25%) Juniper
3 17 (35.42%) Huawei
4 15 (31.25%) CheckPoint
5 14 (29.17%) F5
6 11 (22.92%) Ericsson
7 10 (20.83%) Blue Coat
8 9 (18.75%) Sourcefire
9 8 (16.67%) Nokia
10 6 (12.50%) Nortel
10 6 (12.50%) Radware
10 6 (12.50%) Redback
11 5 (10.42%) BT
11 5 (10.42%) Business Objects
12 4 (8.33%) Alcatel-Lucent
12 4 (8.33%) Microsoft
12 4 (8.33%) Brocade
12 4 (8.33%) Nokia Solutions and Networks
12 4 (8.33%) IronPort
13 3 (6.25%) WatchGuard
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