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 1 May 2016 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.

3 months to
1 May 2016
Same period 2015 Same period 2014
Virtual Router Redundancy Protocol (VRRP)
Rank 641 596 598
Rank change year-on-year
-45 +2
Contract jobs citing VRRP 23 51 24
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the UK 0.041% 0.090% 0.044%
As % of the Communications & Networking category 0.27% 0.60% 0.33%
Number of daily rates quoted 12 26 8
Average daily rate £393 £369 £175
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+6.44% +110.71%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £350 £275 £169
10% offered a daily rate of more than £466 £425 £327
UK excluding London average daily rate £400 £318 £175
% change year-on-year
+25.98% +81.42%
Number of hourly rates quoted 1 2 3
Average hourly rate £55.00 £41.25 £25.72
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
+33.33% +60.38%
UK excluding London average hourly rate £55.00 £41.25 £25.72
% change year-on-year
+33.33% +60.38%

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
8552 8454 7312
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the UK 15.30% 14.90% 13.38%
Number of daily rates quoted 5174 4601 3863
Average daily rate £388 £350 £353
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+10.71% -0.70%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £240 £200 £200
10% offered a daily rate of more than £525 £500 £500
UK excluding London average daily rate £363 £340 £335
% change year-on-year
+6.61% +1.49%
Number of hourly rates quoted 357 467 403
Average hourly rate £28.00 £28.00 £20.00
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
- +40.00%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £12.50 £12.75 £12.20
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £47.83 £45.00 £41.20
UK excluding London average hourly rate £30.00 £30.00 £20.00
% change year-on-year
- +50.00%

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 1 May 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 14 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 1 May 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
(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 -32 22 £393 +4.66% 7
Berkshire +8 10 £470 - 1
South East -16 10 £470 +40.29% 1
London -32 7 £375 - 5
Reading - 7 £470 -
Leeds +3 4 £375 -2.59%
Yorkshire +3 4 £375 -2.59%
West Yorkshire -2 4 £375 -2.59%
City of London +43 3 £375 +11.11% 2
North West -16 1 £385 +40.00%
Cheshire - 1 £385 -
Channel Islands - 1 - -
Guernsey - 1 - -
Jersey - 1 - -

VRRP
Top 30 Related IT Skills

For the 6 months to 1 May 2016, 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 47 (90.38%) OSPF
2 45 (86.54%) HSRP
3 42 (80.77%) BGP
3 42 (80.77%) Cisco
4 39 (75.00%) Firewall
5 33 (63.46%) Cisco Certification
6 30 (57.69%) VPN
6 30 (57.69%) F5
7 28 (53.85%) DNS
8 27 (51.92%) TCP/IP
9 25 (48.08%) EIGRP
10 22 (42.31%) CCNP
10 22 (42.31%) Juniper
11 20 (38.46%) DHCP
11 20 (38.46%) CheckPoint
11 20 (38.46%) MPLS
11 20 (38.46%) VLAN
12 19 (36.54%) IPsec
13 18 (34.62%) Cisco Nexus
13 18 (34.62%) Spanning Tree
14 17 (32.69%) CCIE
15 16 (30.77%) Windows
16 15 (28.85%) High Availability
17 12 (23.08%) Degree
17 12 (23.08%) Load Balancing
17 12 (23.08%) Linux
17 12 (23.08%) LAN
17 12 (23.08%) WAN
17 12 (23.08%) SNMP
17 12 (23.08%) Finance

VRRP
Top Related IT Skills by Category

For the 6 months to 1 May 2016, 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 (1.92%) OpenStack
Applications
1 3 (5.77%) MS Excel
2 2 (3.85%) MS Office
2 2 (3.85%) MS Visio
Cloud Services
1 2 (3.85%) Amazon AWS
1 2 (3.85%) SoftLayer
2 1 (1.92%) Cloud Computing
2 1 (1.92%) IaaS
2 1 (1.92%) SaaS
Communications & Networking
1 47 (90.38%) OSPF
2 45 (86.54%) HSRP
3 42 (80.77%) BGP
4 39 (75.00%) Firewall
5 30 (57.69%) VPN
6 28 (53.85%) DNS
7 27 (51.92%) TCP/IP
8 25 (48.08%) EIGRP
9 20 (38.46%) DHCP
9 20 (38.46%) MPLS
9 20 (38.46%) VLAN
10 19 (36.54%) IPsec
11 18 (34.62%) Cisco Nexus
11 18 (34.62%) Spanning Tree
12 12 (23.08%) LAN
12 12 (23.08%) SNMP
12 12 (23.08%) WAN
13 11 (21.15%) Cisco ASA
13 11 (21.15%) Cisco IOS
13 11 (21.15%) FWSM
Database & Business Intelligence
1 2 (3.85%) Informix
1 2 (3.85%) MongoDB
1 2 (3.85%) MySQL
1 2 (3.85%) NoSQL
1 2 (3.85%) RDBMS
1 2 (3.85%) Redis
1 2 (3.85%) Relational Database
2 1 (1.92%) Oracle Reports
Development Applications
1 2 (3.85%) Git (software)
1 2 (3.85%) Hudson
1 2 (3.85%) Jenkins
1 2 (3.85%) JIRA
1 2 (3.85%) Sonatype Nexus
1 2 (3.85%) Subversion
General
1 12 (23.08%) Finance
2 10 (19.23%) Telecoms
3 7 (13.46%) Banking
4 5 (9.62%) Spanish Language
5 3 (5.77%) Games
5 3 (5.77%) Investment Banking
6 2 (3.85%) Back Office
6 2 (3.85%) Billing
6 2 (3.85%) Retail
7 1 (1.92%) Dutch Language
7 1 (1.92%) French Language
7 1 (1.92%) German Language
7 1 (1.92%) Legal
7 1 (1.92%) Publishing
Job Titles
1 20 (38.46%) Network Engineer
2 11 (21.15%) Security Engineer
3 9 (17.31%) Senior Network Engineer
4 8 (15.38%) IP Engineer
5 7 (13.46%) Design Engineer
6 6 (11.54%) IP Security Engineer
7 5 (9.62%) Architect
7 5 (9.62%) Data Engineer
7 5 (9.62%) IP Design Engineer
7 5 (9.62%) Network Security Engineer
7 5 (9.62%) Senior Data Engineer
8 4 (7.69%) Cisco Engineer
8 4 (7.69%) Cisco Network Engineer
8 4 (7.69%) Consultant
8 4 (7.69%) Network Architect
8 4 (7.69%) Security Consultant
8 4 (7.69%) Transmission Engineer
9 2 (3.85%) Firewall Engineer
9 2 (3.85%) Implementation Engineer
9 2 (3.85%) Transmission Planning Engineer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 6 (11.54%) 802.1X
2 5 (9.62%) XML
3 2 (3.85%) ActiveMQ
3 2 (3.85%) RabbitMQ
3 2 (3.85%) Web Services
4 1 (1.92%) CSS
4 1 (1.92%) Middleware
Miscellaneous
1 8 (15.38%) Data Centre
2 7 (13.46%) Computer Science
2 7 (13.46%) Distributed Denial-of-Service
3 5 (9.62%) Management Information System
4 4 (7.69%) Clustering
5 2 (3.85%) Enterprise Storage
5 2 (3.85%) PKI
6 1 (1.92%) NHS
6 1 (1.92%) Private Cloud
6 1 (1.92%) Replication
6 1 (1.92%) Visualisation
Operating Systems
1 16 (30.77%) Windows
2 12 (23.08%) Linux
3 8 (15.38%) Unix
4 5 (9.62%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
4 5 (9.62%) Windows Server
5 1 (1.92%) CatOS
5 1 (1.92%) CentOS
5 1 (1.92%) Windows Server 2003
5 1 (1.92%) Windows Server 2008
Processes & Methodologies
1 15 (28.85%) High Availability
2 12 (23.08%) Load Balancing
3 8 (15.38%) Change Management
4 7 (13.46%) DDoS Mitigation
5 6 (11.54%) Network Architecture
5 6 (11.54%) Service Delivery
6 5 (9.62%) Capacity Planning
6 5 (9.62%) Deep Packet Inspection
6 5 (9.62%) ITIL
6 5 (9.62%) Low Latency
6 5 (9.62%) Network Design
6 5 (9.62%) Network Management
6 5 (9.62%) Security Architecture
7 4 (7.69%) Kalman Filter
7 4 (7.69%) Mentoring
7 4 (7.69%) Network Monitoring
7 4 (7.69%) Network Planning
7 4 (7.69%) Problem Management
8 3 (5.77%) Business Process Improvement
8 3 (5.77%) Process Improvement
Programming Languages
1 5 (9.62%) Bash Shell
2 4 (7.69%) Perl
2 4 (7.69%) Shell Script
3 2 (3.85%) SQL
4 1 (1.92%) Java
4 1 (1.92%) Korn
4 1 (1.92%) Python
4 1 (1.92%) Ruby
Qualifications
1 33 (63.46%) Cisco Certification
2 22 (42.31%) CCNP
3 17 (32.69%) CCIE
4 12 (23.08%) CCSE
4 12 (23.08%) Degree
5 10 (19.23%) CISSP
6 5 (9.62%) CCSA
7 3 (5.77%) CCNA
8 2 (3.85%) CCDP
8 2 (3.85%) CCSP
8 2 (3.85%) VMware Certified Professional (VCP)
9 1 (1.92%) Check Point Certification
9 1 (1.92%) JNCIS
9 1 (1.92%) SC Cleared
9 1 (1.92%) Security Cleared
9 1 (1.92%) VCP4
9 1 (1.92%) VERITAS Certified Professional (VCP)
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 1 (1.92%) ISO/IEC 17799
1 1 (1.92%) ISO/IEC 27001
1 1 (1.92%) PCI DSS
1 1 (1.92%) QA
1 1 (1.92%) SLA
System Software
1 8 (15.38%) Snort
1 8 (15.38%) VMware ESX
2 7 (13.46%) VMware Infrastructure
3 5 (9.62%) ProxySG
4 3 (5.77%) vCloud
5 2 (3.85%) Active Directory
6 1 (1.92%) VMware Workstation
6 1 (1.92%) vSphere
Systems Management
1 7 (13.46%) Proventia
2 6 (11.54%) FortiGate
3 2 (3.85%) Cacti
3 2 (3.85%) Graphite
3 2 (3.85%) Nagios
3 2 (3.85%) NetBackup
3 2 (3.85%) NSN NetAct
3 2 (3.85%) Opsview
3 2 (3.85%) SolarWinds Orion
4 1 (1.92%) Cisco CUCM
4 1 (1.92%) CiscoWorks
4 1 (1.92%) HP NNM
4 1 (1.92%) TrustSec
Vendors
1 42 (80.77%) Cisco
2 30 (57.69%) F5
3 22 (42.31%) Juniper
4 20 (38.46%) CheckPoint
5 12 (23.08%) Blue Coat
5 12 (23.08%) Palo Alto
6 10 (19.23%) VMware
7 7 (13.46%) Microsoft
7 7 (13.46%) Sourcefire
8 6 (11.54%) HP
9 5 (9.62%) Aruba
9 5 (9.62%) Red Hat
10 4 (7.69%) Fortinet
11 3 (5.77%) Brocade
11 3 (5.77%) Huawei
11 3 (5.77%) Meraki
11 3 (5.77%) Nokia
11 3 (5.77%) SolarWinds
12 2 (3.85%) Ericsson
12 2 (3.85%) Veritas