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 30 August 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
30 Aug 2016
Same period 2015 Same period 2014
Virtual Router Redundancy Protocol (VRRP)
Rank 609 608 604
Rank change year-on-year
-1 -4
Contract jobs citing VRRP 38 51 40
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the UK 0.070% 0.089% 0.072%
As % of the Communications & Networking category 0.45% 0.64% 0.49%
Number of daily rates quoted 24 37 15
Median daily rate £375 £425 £400
Median daily rate % change year-on-year
-11.76% +6.25%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £208 £290 £299
10% offered a daily rate of more than £568 £477 £425
UK excluding London median daily rate £325 £331 £400
% change year-on-year
-1.88% -17.18%
Number of hourly rates quoted 1 1 0
Median hourly rate £40.00 £40.00 -
UK excluding London median hourly rate £40.00 £40.00 -

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
8477 8013 8229
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the UK 15.68% 13.93% 14.79%
Number of daily rates quoted 5161 4567 4443
Median daily rate £400 £375 £360
Median daily rate % change year-on-year
+6.66% +4.16%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £240 £233 £220
10% offered a daily rate of more than £550 £510 £500
UK excluding London median daily rate £365 £350 £338
% change year-on-year
+4.28% +3.70%
Number of hourly rates quoted 432 522 458
Median hourly rate £32.25 £21.53 £21.50
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year
+49.82% +0.11%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £13.00 £12.35 £12.50
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £49.19 £47.83 £50.00
UK excluding London median hourly rate £35.75 £21.53 £22.50
% change year-on-year
+66.08% -4.33%

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 30 August 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
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 30 August 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 -5 38 £375 -6.25% 8
London -9 23 £525 +16.66% 5
Leeds +3 5 £200 -50.00%
West Yorkshire +2 5 £200 -50.00%
Yorkshire -1 5 £200 -50.00%
North West +12 3 £350 +16.66% 1
East of England +16 2 £375 +47.05%
Reading +12 2 £225 -
South East +7 2 £225 -33.33%
Berkshire +2 2 £225 -
West Midlands -35 2 £420 +40.00% 2
Merseyside - 2 £413 -
Liverpool - 2 £413 -
City of London +18 1 £500 +5.26%
Bedfordshire 0 1 - -
Birmingham -10 1 £290 -3.33% 1
Hemel Hempstead - 1 £375 -
Manchester - 1 £325 -
Hertfordshire - 1 £375 -

VRRP
Top 30 Related IT Skills

For the 6 months to 30 August 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 54 (87.10%) OSPF
2 49 (79.03%) Cisco
3 47 (75.81%) BGP
4 42 (67.74%) Firewall
5 40 (64.52%) HSRP
6 34 (54.84%) Cisco ASA
6 34 (54.84%) Cisco Certification
7 32 (51.61%) TCP/IP
8 31 (50.00%) LAN
8 31 (50.00%) WAN
9 30 (48.39%) Windows
10 29 (46.77%) VPN
11 27 (43.55%) Wireless
12 26 (41.94%) EIGRP
12 26 (41.94%) CCNP
12 26 (41.94%) Data Centre
13 24 (38.71%) CheckPoint
14 23 (37.10%) Windows Server
15 20 (32.26%) CCNA
16 19 (30.65%) Microsoft
16 19 (30.65%) DNS
17 18 (29.03%) IPsec
17 18 (29.03%) 802.1X
18 17 (27.42%) Network Security
18 17 (27.42%) Cisco IOS
18 17 (27.42%) VoIP
18 17 (27.42%) Juniper
19 16 (25.81%) VMware
19 16 (25.81%) MPLS
20 15 (24.19%) SSL

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 (11.29%) SAS
2 2 (3.23%) Exchange Server 2010
2 2 (3.23%) MS Exchange
3 1 (1.61%) Exchange Server 2013
3 1 (1.61%) OpenStack
Applications
1 11 (17.74%) MS Excel
1 11 (17.74%) MS Visio
2 1 (1.61%) MS Office
Business Applications
1 2 (3.23%) Dynamics CRM
Cloud Services
1 8 (12.90%) Office 365
Communications & Networking
1 54 (87.10%) OSPF
2 47 (75.81%) BGP
3 42 (67.74%) Firewall
4 40 (64.52%) HSRP
5 34 (54.84%) Cisco ASA
6 32 (51.61%) TCP/IP
7 31 (50.00%) LAN
7 31 (50.00%) WAN
8 29 (46.77%) VPN
9 27 (43.55%) Wireless
10 26 (41.94%) EIGRP
11 19 (30.65%) DNS
12 18 (29.03%) IPsec
13 17 (27.42%) Cisco IOS
13 17 (27.42%) Network Security
13 17 (27.42%) VoIP
14 16 (25.81%) MPLS
15 15 (24.19%) SSL
16 14 (22.58%) DHCP
17 13 (20.97%) VLAN
Database & Business Intelligence
1 7 (11.29%) SQL Server
Development Applications
1 3 (4.84%) VSS/SourceSafe
General
1 14 (22.58%) Finance
2 6 (9.68%) Retail
3 4 (6.45%) Telecoms
4 2 (3.23%) Back Office
4 2 (3.23%) Banking
4 2 (3.23%) Billing
4 2 (3.23%) Local Government
4 2 (3.23%) Publishing
5 1 (1.61%) Law
5 1 (1.61%) Multimedia
Job Titles
1 32 (51.61%) Network Engineer
2 14 (22.58%) Security Engineer
3 7 (11.29%) Infrastructure Engineer
3 7 (11.29%) IP Engineer
3 7 (11.29%) IP Security Engineer
3 7 (11.29%) Network Security Engineer
4 5 (8.06%) Cisco Support
5 4 (6.45%) Cisco Engineer
5 4 (6.45%) Design Engineer
5 4 (6.45%) Infrastructure Design Engineer
5 4 (6.45%) Support Manager
6 3 (4.84%) 3rd Line Support
6 3 (4.84%) 3rd Line Support Manager
6 3 (4.84%) Cisco Network Engineer
6 3 (4.84%) Consultant
6 3 (4.84%) Senior Network Engineer
7 2 (3.23%) Architect
7 2 (3.23%) Deployment Engineer
7 2 (3.23%) Technical Leader
7 2 (3.23%) Technical Manager
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 18 (29.03%) 802.1X
2 3 (4.84%) CSS
3 1 (1.61%) Apache Flex
Miscellaneous
1 26 (41.94%) Data Centre
2 7 (11.29%) Distributed Denial-of-Service
2 7 (11.29%) Microsoft Licensing
3 3 (4.84%) Digital Media
4 2 (3.23%) Computer Science
4 2 (3.23%) Management Information System
5 1 (1.61%) Clustering
Operating Systems
1 30 (48.39%) Windows
2 23 (37.10%) Windows Server
3 8 (12.90%) Linux
3 8 (12.90%) Windows Server 2012
4 4 (6.45%) Windows Server 2008
5 2 (3.23%) CentOS
5 2 (3.23%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
5 2 (3.23%) Windows Server 2003
6 1 (1.61%) Windows 10
6 1 (1.61%) Windows 7
6 1 (1.61%) Windows 8
Processes & Methodologies
1 14 (22.58%) High Availability
2 11 (17.74%) Change Control
2 11 (17.74%) Network Monitoring
2 11 (17.74%) Network Planning
3 10 (16.13%) Change Management
4 9 (14.52%) Escalation Management
5 7 (11.29%) DDoS Mitigation
5 7 (11.29%) Deep Packet Inspection
5 7 (11.29%) Migration
5 7 (11.29%) Multi-Factor Authentication
5 7 (11.29%) Software Licensing
5 7 (11.29%) Two-Factor Authentication
6 6 (9.68%) CRM
6 6 (9.68%) Kalman Filter
6 6 (9.68%) Load Balancing
7 4 (6.45%) Capacity Planning
7 4 (6.45%) ITIL
8 3 (4.84%) ERP
8 3 (4.84%) Performance Management
8 3 (4.84%) Time Management
Programming Languages
1 12 (19.35%) Shell Script
2 4 (6.45%) Java
3 3 (4.84%) JavaScript
3 3 (4.84%) PHP
4 2 (3.23%) Bash Shell
5 1 (1.61%) Korn
5 1 (1.61%) Perl
5 1 (1.61%) Python
5 1 (1.61%) Ruby
Qualifications
1 34 (54.84%) Cisco Certification
2 26 (41.94%) CCNP
3 20 (32.26%) CCNA
4 10 (16.13%) CCSA
5 9 (14.52%) CCSE
6 7 (11.29%) CISSP
7 4 (6.45%) CCIE
8 3 (4.84%) Degree
9 2 (3.23%) JNCIA
9 2 (3.23%) RHCT
10 1 (1.61%) CCSP
10 1 (1.61%) SC Cleared
10 1 (1.61%) Security Cleared
10 1 (1.61%) VCP4
10 1 (1.61%) VMware Certified Professional (VCP)
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 1 (1.61%) QA
System Software
1 10 (16.13%) Active Directory
2 8 (12.90%) Hyper-V
3 7 (11.29%) ProxySG
4 4 (6.45%) VMware Infrastructure
5 2 (3.23%) VMware ESX
6 1 (1.61%) iptables
6 1 (1.61%) Snort
6 1 (1.61%) vCloud
6 1 (1.61%) Virtual Desktop
6 1 (1.61%) VMware Workstation
6 1 (1.61%) vSphere
Systems Management
1 10 (16.13%) Cacti
1 10 (16.13%) Nagios
1 10 (16.13%) SmokePing
2 8 (12.90%) FortiGate
3 7 (11.29%) vMotion
4 1 (1.61%) Cisco CUCM
4 1 (1.61%) Cisco Prime
4 1 (1.61%) Failover Clustering
4 1 (1.61%) TrustSec
Vendors
1 49 (79.03%) Cisco
2 24 (38.71%) CheckPoint
3 19 (30.65%) Microsoft
4 17 (27.42%) Juniper
5 16 (25.81%) VMware
6 15 (24.19%) F5
7 11 (17.74%) Palo Alto
7 11 (17.74%) SolarWinds
8 10 (16.13%) Aruba
8 10 (16.13%) Intel Security
8 10 (16.13%) Riverbed
9 8 (12.90%) Dell
9 8 (12.90%) Fortinet
10 7 (11.29%) Blue Coat
10 7 (11.29%) HP
10 7 (11.29%) NETGEAR
10 7 (11.29%) SonicWALL
11 4 (6.45%) Citrix
11 4 (6.45%) Stonesoft
12 3 (4.84%) Red Hat
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