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 April 2015 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
1 Apr 2015
Same period 2014 Same period 2013
Virtual Router Redundancy Protocol (VRRP)
Rank 554 567 525
Rank change year-on-year
+13 -42
Contract jobs citing VRRP 32 26 19
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the UK 0.057% 0.048% 0.040%
As % of the Communications & Networking category 0.40% 0.37% 0.27%
Number of daily rates quoted 10 8 14
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Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+20.43% +14.16%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £269 £173 £248
10% offered a daily rate of more than £560 £475 £479
UK excluding London average daily rate £335 £343 £300
% change year-on-year
-2.18% +14.16%
Number of hourly rates quoted 3 3 1
Average hourly rate £40.00 £25.72 £19.00
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
+55.52% +35.36%
UK excluding London average hourly rate £41.25 £25.72 £19.00
% change year-on-year
+60.38% +35.36%

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
8097 6983 7096
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the UK 14.52% 12.90% 15.01%
Number of daily rates quoted 4431 3617 3461
Average daily rate £363 £375 £350
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
-3.33% +7.14%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £203 £205 £190
10% offered a daily rate of more than £500 £500 £500
UK excluding London average daily rate £347 £350 £315
% change year-on-year
-0.72% +11.11%
Number of hourly rates quoted 433 419 593
Average hourly rate £27.50 £20.00 £23.00
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
+37.50% -13.04%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £13.00 £13.00 £12.00
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £47.50 £45.00 £41.50
UK excluding London average hourly rate £30.00 £21.00 £22.50
% change year-on-year
+42.85% -6.66%

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 April 2015.

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 30 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 April 2015. 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 0 31 £425 +142.85% 15
North West - 11 £275 - 1
London +15 9 £550 - 4
South East -33 5 £335 +91.42% 7
Buckinghamshire - 4 £335 - 1
East Midlands -3 3 £425 -
City of London - 3 - -
East of England - 3 £215 - 2
Bedfordshire - 2 - -
Berkshire -24 1 - - 1
Newport - 1 £300 - 1
South Wales - 1 £300 - 1
Wales - 1 £300 - 1
Docklands, London - 1 - -
Watford - 1 £215 -
Hertfordshire - 1 £215 -
Nottinghamshire - - - -
Surrey - - - - 2
West Sussex - - - - 1
West Yorkshire - - - - 1
Yorkshire - - - - 1
West Midlands - - - -
Farnborough - - - - 2
Scotland - - - -
Nottingham - - - -
Southampton - - - -
Staines - - - -
Stirling - - - -
Cheshire - - - -
Hampshire - - - - 2

VRRP
Top 30 Related IT Skills

For the 6 months to 1 April 2015, 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 66 (94.29%) Cisco
1 66 (94.29%) OSPF
2 60 (85.71%) BGP
2 60 (85.71%) HSRP
3 54 (77.14%) VPN
4 53 (75.71%) Cisco Certification
5 44 (62.86%) CCNP
6 42 (60.00%) CCIE
7 41 (58.57%) TCP/IP
7 41 (58.57%) Juniper
7 41 (58.57%) Firewall
8 39 (55.71%) MPLS
9 37 (52.86%) CCNA
9 37 (52.86%) Cisco IOS
10 34 (48.57%) Ethernet
11 32 (45.71%) WAN
12 31 (44.29%) Cisco Nexus
13 30 (42.86%) LAN
14 29 (41.43%) UNIX
15 28 (40.00%) CCIP
16 27 (38.57%) Telecoms
16 27 (38.57%) EIGRP
17 26 (37.14%) Junos
18 22 (31.43%) Linux
19 20 (28.57%) Broadband
19 20 (28.57%) IPv4
19 20 (28.57%) IPv6
19 20 (28.57%) BT
19 20 (28.57%) JNCIP
20 19 (27.14%) BT 21CN

VRRP
Top Related IT Skills by Category

For the 6 months to 1 April 2015, 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 2 (2.86%) MS Exchange
Applications
1 1 (1.43%) MS Excel
1 1 (1.43%) MS Visio
1 1 (1.43%) MS Office
Cloud Services
1 2 (2.86%) Virtual Private Cloud
1 2 (2.86%) Microsoft Azure
1 2 (2.86%) Amazon AWS
Communications & Networking
1 66 (94.29%) OSPF
2 60 (85.71%) BGP
2 60 (85.71%) HSRP
3 54 (77.14%) VPN
4 41 (58.57%) TCP/IP
4 41 (58.57%) Firewall
5 39 (55.71%) MPLS
6 37 (52.86%) Cisco IOS
7 34 (48.57%) Ethernet
8 32 (45.71%) WAN
9 31 (44.29%) Cisco Nexus
10 30 (42.86%) LAN
11 27 (38.57%) EIGRP
12 26 (37.14%) Junos
13 20 (28.57%) Broadband
13 20 (28.57%) IPv4
13 20 (28.57%) IPv6
14 19 (27.14%) BT 21CN
14 19 (27.14%) L2TP
14 19 (27.14%) RSVP
Database & Business Intelligence
1 3 (4.29%) SQL Server
2 2 (2.86%) SQL Server 2012
2 2 (2.86%) SQL Server 2008
Development Applications
1 3 (4.29%) VSS/SourceSafe
General
1 27 (38.57%) Telecoms
2 5 (7.14%) Banking
2 5 (7.14%) Finance
3 2 (2.86%) Local Government
3 2 (2.86%) Manufacturing
4 1 (1.43%) Retail
4 1 (1.43%) Billing
4 1 (1.43%) Back Office
Job Titles
1 29 (41.43%) Network Engineer
2 20 (28.57%) IP Engineer
3 19 (27.14%) Implementation Engineer
3 19 (27.14%) Operations Engineer
4 13 (18.57%) Cisco Engineer
5 11 (15.71%) Security Engineer
6 9 (12.86%) Architect
7 8 (11.43%) Cisco Support Engineer
7 8 (11.43%) Cisco Support
7 8 (11.43%) Network Architect
7 8 (11.43%) Network Security Engineer
7 8 (11.43%) Support Engineer
8 7 (10.00%) Senior Network Engineer
9 5 (7.14%) Senior Security Engineer
10 4 (5.71%) Senior Network Security Engineer
11 3 (4.29%) Cisco Network Engineer
11 3 (4.29%) Consultant
12 2 (2.86%) Solutions Consultant
12 2 (2.86%) Project Leader
12 2 (2.86%) Network Consultant
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 2 (2.86%) Web Services
Miscellaneous
1 9 (12.86%) PKI
2 8 (11.43%) FlexPod
3 5 (7.14%) Analytical Skills
4 4 (5.71%) Private Cloud
5 2 (2.86%) Hybrid Cloud
5 2 (2.86%) Eurex
6 1 (1.43%) Computer Science
6 1 (1.43%) User Experience
Operating Systems
1 29 (41.43%) UNIX
2 22 (31.43%) Linux
3 6 (8.57%) Windows
4 2 (2.86%) Windows Server 2008
4 2 (2.86%) Mac OS
4 2 (2.86%) Windows Server 2003
Processes & Methodologies
1 15 (21.43%) Enterprise Architecture
2 14 (20.00%) Load Balancing
3 10 (14.29%) Change Management
4 9 (12.86%) Validation
4 9 (12.86%) Migration
4 9 (12.86%) Network Design
5 6 (8.57%) ITIL
6 5 (7.14%) Disaster Recovery
6 5 (7.14%) Network Monitoring
7 4 (5.71%) Mentoring
7 4 (5.71%) Low Latency
7 4 (5.71%) Ultra-Low Latency
7 4 (5.71%) Project Management
7 4 (5.71%) TOGAF
8 2 (2.86%) Business Continuity Planning
8 2 (2.86%) Technical Architecture
8 2 (2.86%) Problem Management
8 2 (2.86%) Stakeholder Management
8 2 (2.86%) Business Continuity
8 2 (2.86%) BCP
Programming Languages
1 9 (12.86%) Perl
Qualifications
1 53 (75.71%) Cisco Certification
2 44 (62.86%) CCNP
3 42 (60.00%) CCIE
4 37 (52.86%) CCNA
5 28 (40.00%) CCIP
6 20 (28.57%) JNCIP
7 19 (27.14%) JNCIA
8 14 (20.00%) Security Cleared
9 9 (12.86%) CCDP
9 9 (12.86%) SC Cleared
9 9 (12.86%) DV Cleared
10 4 (5.71%) CCSE
11 3 (4.29%) CISSP
11 3 (4.29%) CCSA
12 2 (2.86%) VCP5
12 2 (2.86%) VCAP
12 2 (2.86%) Degree
12 2 (2.86%) VMware Certified Professional (VCP)
12 2 (2.86%) Microsoft Certification
12 2 (2.86%) CCDA
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 4 (5.71%) SLA
System Software
1 9 (12.86%) Snort
2 5 (7.14%) Active Directory
3 4 (5.71%) Hyper-V
3 4 (5.71%) ProxySG
4 2 (2.86%) VMware Infrastructure
4 2 (2.86%) Terminal Services
5 1 (1.43%) NFS
5 1 (1.43%) vSphere
Systems Management
1 8 (11.43%) OpenNMS
1 8 (11.43%) RANCID
2 4 (5.71%) SCOM
3 2 (2.86%) SolarWinds Orion
3 2 (2.86%) SCCM
4 1 (1.43%) HP Data Protector
4 1 (1.43%) Cacti
4 1 (1.43%) FortiGate
4 1 (1.43%) Cisco Prime
Vendors
1 66 (94.29%) Cisco
2 41 (58.57%) Juniper
3 20 (28.57%) BT
4 17 (24.29%) F5
4 17 (24.29%) CheckPoint
5 10 (14.29%) Blue Coat
6 8 (11.43%) Sourcefire
7 5 (7.14%) VMware
7 5 (7.14%) SolarWinds
8 4 (5.71%) Riverbed
8 4 (5.71%) HP
8 4 (5.71%) Microsoft
9 3 (4.29%) WatchGuard
9 3 (4.29%) 3PAR
9 3 (4.29%) SevOne
10 2 (2.86%) Brocade
10 2 (2.86%) Mitel
10 2 (2.86%) McAfee
10 2 (2.86%) Citrix
11 1 (1.43%) Dell
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Brightred Resourcing
Rate: £300 - £450 per day
Posted: 19 days ago
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Rate: £350.00 - £450.00 per day
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