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 29 June 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
29 Jun 2016
Same period 2015 Same period 2014
Virtual Router Redundancy Protocol (VRRP)
Rank 612 587 597
Rank change year-on-year
-25 +10
Contract jobs citing VRRP 31 49 24
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the UK 0.058% 0.087% 0.045%
As % of the Communications & Networking category 0.36% 0.61% 0.33%
Number of daily rates quoted 16 34 10
Median daily rate £500 £344 £300
Median daily rate % change year-on-year
+45.45% +14.58%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £325 £253 £173
10% offered a daily rate of more than £563 £434 £384
UK excluding London median daily rate £380 £275 £300
% change year-on-year
+38.18% -8.33%
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
8718 8059 7220
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the UK 16.23% 14.38% 13.61%
Number of daily rates quoted 5279 4535 3866
Median daily rate £390 £355 £350
Median daily rate % change year-on-year
+9.85% +1.42%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £240 £213 £200
10% offered a daily rate of more than £550 £500 £500
UK excluding London median daily rate £365 £340 £325
% change year-on-year
+7.35% +4.61%
Number of hourly rates quoted 427 479 396
Median hourly rate £28.50 £22.83 £19.00
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year
+24.83% +20.15%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £12.80 £12.50 £11.50
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £47.83 £45.30 £40.50
UK excluding London median hourly rate £31.50 £24.00 £18.00
% change year-on-year
+31.25% +33.33%

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 29 June 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 29 June 2016.

VRRP Hourly Rate Histogram in the UK

VRRP
Top 13 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 29 June 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 -22 30 £500 +42.85% 8
London 0 17 £513 +36.66% 4
Berkshire +2 6 - - 1
South East -7 6 - - 3
Reading -1 4 - -
City of London +47 3 £438 +29.62% 1
East of England +10 2 - -
West Midlands -25 2 £413 +37.50%
Bedfordshire - 2 - -
Birmingham -8 1 £275 -8.33%
North West - 1 £385 -
Cheshire - 1 £385 -
Ilford - 1 - -

VRRP
Top 30 Related IT Skills

For the 6 months to 29 June 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 52 (96.30%) OSPF
2 43 (79.63%) BGP
3 41 (75.93%) Cisco
4 40 (74.07%) HSRP
5 36 (66.67%) Cisco Certification
5 36 (66.67%) Firewall
6 29 (53.70%) TCP/IP
7 27 (50.00%) VPN
7 27 (50.00%) CCNP
7 27 (50.00%) EIGRP
8 26 (48.15%) CheckPoint
9 24 (44.44%) Windows
10 21 (38.89%) DNS
10 21 (38.89%) Cisco ASA
11 19 (35.19%) VLAN
11 19 (35.19%) Data Centre
11 19 (35.19%) LAN
11 19 (35.19%) WAN
11 19 (35.19%) Wireless
12 18 (33.33%) Juniper
13 17 (31.48%) IPsec
13 17 (31.48%) F5
14 16 (29.63%) High Availability
14 16 (29.63%) 802.1X
14 16 (29.63%) MPLS
14 16 (29.63%) DHCP
15 15 (27.78%) CCNA
15 15 (27.78%) Cisco Nexus
15 15 (27.78%) Network Security
16 14 (25.93%) VoIP

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 1 (1.85%) Exchange Server 2010
1 1 (1.85%) MS Exchange
1 1 (1.85%) OpenStack
Applications
1 9 (16.67%) MS Excel
2 8 (14.81%) MS Visio
3 1 (1.85%) MS Office
Cloud Services
1 1 (1.85%) Cloud Computing
1 1 (1.85%) IaaS
1 1 (1.85%) SaaS
Communications & Networking
1 52 (96.30%) OSPF
2 43 (79.63%) BGP
3 40 (74.07%) HSRP
4 36 (66.67%) Firewall
5 29 (53.70%) TCP/IP
6 27 (50.00%) EIGRP
6 27 (50.00%) VPN
7 21 (38.89%) Cisco ASA
7 21 (38.89%) DNS
8 19 (35.19%) LAN
8 19 (35.19%) VLAN
8 19 (35.19%) WAN
8 19 (35.19%) Wireless
9 17 (31.48%) IPsec
10 16 (29.63%) DHCP
10 16 (29.63%) MPLS
11 15 (27.78%) Cisco Nexus
11 15 (27.78%) Network Security
12 14 (25.93%) VoIP
13 13 (24.07%) Cisco IOS
Database & Business Intelligence
1 1 (1.85%) Informix
1 1 (1.85%) MongoDB
1 1 (1.85%) MySQL
1 1 (1.85%) NoSQL
1 1 (1.85%) RDBMS
1 1 (1.85%) Redis
1 1 (1.85%) Relational Database
Development Applications
1 1 (1.85%) Git (software)
1 1 (1.85%) Hudson
1 1 (1.85%) Jenkins
1 1 (1.85%) JIRA
1 1 (1.85%) Sonatype Nexus
1 1 (1.85%) Subversion
General
1 8 (14.81%) Telecoms
2 6 (11.11%) Finance
3 5 (9.26%) Retail
4 3 (5.56%) Banking
5 2 (3.70%) Back Office
5 2 (3.70%) Billing
5 2 (3.70%) Games
5 2 (3.70%) Local Government
5 2 (3.70%) Publishing
6 1 (1.85%) Dutch Language
6 1 (1.85%) French Language
6 1 (1.85%) German Language
6 1 (1.85%) Multimedia
6 1 (1.85%) Spanish Language
Job Titles
1 33 (61.11%) Network Engineer
2 14 (25.93%) Security Engineer
3 8 (14.81%) Senior Network Engineer
4 7 (12.96%) IP Engineer
4 7 (12.96%) IP Security Engineer
4 7 (12.96%) Network Security Engineer
5 5 (9.26%) Architect
6 4 (7.41%) Cisco Engineer
6 4 (7.41%) Cisco Network Engineer
6 4 (7.41%) Network Architect
7 3 (5.56%) Transmission Engineer
8 2 (3.70%) IP Design Engineer
8 2 (3.70%) Juniper Engineer
8 2 (3.70%) Lead Network Engineer
8 2 (3.70%) Network Deployment Engineer
8 2 (3.70%) RAN Design Engineer
8 2 (3.70%) RAN Engineer
8 2 (3.70%) Senior Network Security Engineer
8 2 (3.70%) Switch Engineer
8 2 (3.70%) Transmission Design Engineer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 16 (29.63%) 802.1X
2 3 (5.56%) XML
3 1 (1.85%) ActiveMQ
3 1 (1.85%) CSS
3 1 (1.85%) Middleware
3 1 (1.85%) RabbitMQ
Miscellaneous
1 19 (35.19%) Data Centre
2 8 (14.81%) Distributed Denial-of-Service
3 5 (9.26%) Management Information System
4 3 (5.56%) Clustering
5 2 (3.70%) Computer Science
6 1 (1.85%) Enterprise Storage
6 1 (1.85%) NHS
6 1 (1.85%) Private Cloud
6 1 (1.85%) Replication
6 1 (1.85%) Visualisation
Operating Systems
1 24 (44.44%) Windows
2 14 (25.93%) Windows Server
3 12 (22.22%) Linux
4 4 (7.41%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
4 4 (7.41%) Windows Server 2008
5 3 (5.56%) Windows Server 2003
6 1 (1.85%) CatOS
6 1 (1.85%) CentOS
6 1 (1.85%) Unix
6 1 (1.85%) Windows 10
6 1 (1.85%) Windows 7
6 1 (1.85%) Windows 8
Processes & Methodologies
1 16 (29.63%) High Availability
2 12 (22.22%) Network Planning
3 10 (18.52%) Load Balancing
4 9 (16.67%) Network Monitoring
5 8 (14.81%) Change Control
5 8 (14.81%) DDoS Mitigation
6 7 (12.96%) Deep Packet Inspection
6 7 (12.96%) Multi-Factor Authentication
6 7 (12.96%) Two-Factor Authentication
7 6 (11.11%) Escalation Management
7 6 (11.11%) Kalman Filter
8 5 (9.26%) Capacity Planning
8 5 (9.26%) Change Management
9 4 (7.41%) ITIL
9 4 (7.41%) Process Improvement
10 3 (5.56%) Business Process Improvement
10 3 (5.56%) Mentoring
10 3 (5.56%) Network Packet Analysis
10 3 (5.56%) Performance Management
10 3 (5.56%) Quality Management
Programming Languages
1 11 (20.37%) Shell Script
2 4 (7.41%) Bash Shell
3 3 (5.56%) Perl
4 1 (1.85%) Java
4 1 (1.85%) Korn
4 1 (1.85%) Python
4 1 (1.85%) Ruby
4 1 (1.85%) SQL
Qualifications
1 36 (66.67%) Cisco Certification
2 27 (50.00%) CCNP
3 15 (27.78%) CCNA
4 11 (20.37%) CCSE
5 9 (16.67%) CCSA
6 8 (14.81%) CCIE
6 8 (14.81%) CISSP
7 4 (7.41%) Degree
8 2 (3.70%) CCSP
8 2 (3.70%) JNCIA
8 2 (3.70%) RHCT
8 2 (3.70%) VMware Certified Professional (VCP)
9 1 (1.85%) Check Point Certification
9 1 (1.85%) JNCIS
9 1 (1.85%) SC Cleared
9 1 (1.85%) Security Cleared
9 1 (1.85%) VCP4
9 1 (1.85%) VERITAS Certified Professional (VCP)
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 1 (1.85%) ISO/IEC 17799
1 1 (1.85%) ISO/IEC 27001
1 1 (1.85%) PCI DSS
1 1 (1.85%) QA
System Software
1 7 (12.96%) ProxySG
2 6 (11.11%) VMware Infrastructure
3 5 (9.26%) VMware ESX
4 4 (7.41%) Snort
5 3 (5.56%) Active Directory
6 2 (3.70%) vCloud
7 1 (1.85%) Virtual Desktop
7 1 (1.85%) VMware Workstation
7 1 (1.85%) vSphere
Systems Management
1 8 (14.81%) Cacti
1 8 (14.81%) Nagios
2 7 (12.96%) FortiGate
2 7 (12.96%) SmokePing
3 3 (5.56%) Proventia
4 1 (1.85%) Cisco CUCM
4 1 (1.85%) Cisco Prime
4 1 (1.85%) Failover Clustering
4 1 (1.85%) Graphite
4 1 (1.85%) NetBackup
4 1 (1.85%) NSN NetAct
4 1 (1.85%) Opsview
4 1 (1.85%) SolarWinds Orion
4 1 (1.85%) TrustSec
Vendors
1 41 (75.93%) Cisco
2 26 (48.15%) CheckPoint
3 18 (33.33%) Juniper
4 17 (31.48%) F5
5 11 (20.37%) Microsoft
6 10 (18.52%) Blue Coat
7 9 (16.67%) Palo Alto
7 9 (16.67%) SolarWinds
7 9 (16.67%) VMware
8 7 (12.96%) Aruba
8 7 (12.96%) Fortinet
8 7 (12.96%) Intel Security
8 7 (12.96%) Riverbed
9 5 (9.26%) Citrix
10 4 (7.41%) Red Hat
10 4 (7.41%) Stonesoft
11 3 (5.56%) EMC
11 3 (5.56%) Mitel
11 3 (5.56%) Sourcefire
12 2 (3.70%) SAP
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