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 22 October 2014 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
22 Oct 2014
Same period 2013 Same period 2012
Virtual Router Redundancy Protocol (VRRP)
Rank 562 531 539
Rank change year-on-year
-31 +8
Contract jobs citing VRRP 53 38 48
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the UK 0.092% 0.073% 0.087%
As % of the Communications & Networking category 0.63% 0.54% 0.57%
Number of daily rates quoted 28 13 11
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Average daily rate % change year-on-year
-10.71% +8.52%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £297 £257 £236
10% offered a daily rate of more than £433 £375 £415
UK excluding London average daily rate £350 £325 £323
% change year-on-year
+7.69% +0.77%
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 0 0
Average hourly rate - - -
UK excluding London average hourly rate - - -

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
8367 7088 8477
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the UK 14.57% 13.54% 15.28%
Number of daily rates quoted 4735 3870 4027
Average daily rate £363 £375 £361
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
-3.33% +3.87%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £225 £225 £213
10% offered a daily rate of more than £500 £525 £500
UK excluding London average daily rate £348 £325 £340
% change year-on-year
+7.07% -4.41%
Number of hourly rates quoted 463 444 628
Average hourly rate £22.50 £22.25 £20.75
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
+1.12% +7.22%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £12.50 £12.50 £12.50
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £45.00 £40.00 £42.50
UK excluding London average hourly rate £22.50 £22.50 £21.00
% change year-on-year
- +7.14%

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 22 October 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 29 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 22 October 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 -14 51 £313 -7.40% 9
London +33 37 £313 -10.71% 5
City of London +31 16 £300 - 3
South East -7 10 £360 +2.85% 3
Surrey - 7 £360 -
Guildford - 6 £360 -
East of England -23 3 £413 +37.50%
Hertfordshire - 3 £413 -
Berkshire +12 2 - - 1
South West - 1 £250 - 1
Wales - - - -
West Midlands - - - -
West Sussex - - - - 1
South Wales - - - -
Dorset - - - -
Gloucestershire - - - - 1
Hampshire - - - - 1
Kent - - - -
Hertford - - - -
Reading - - - - 1
Sandwich - - - -
Staines - - - -
Uxbridge - - - - 1
Watford - - - -
Birmingham - - - -
Bournemouth - - - -
Caerphilly - - - -
Crawley - - - - 1
Gloucester - - - -

VRRP
Top 30 Related IT Skills

For the 6 months to 22 October 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 73 (94.81%) Cisco
2 70 (90.91%) Firewall
3 69 (89.61%) BGP
4 66 (85.71%) OSPF
5 61 (79.22%) HSRP
6 59 (76.62%) VPN
7 51 (66.23%) TCP/IP
8 47 (61.04%) Cisco Certification
9 42 (54.55%) Juniper
10 40 (51.95%) WAN
11 37 (48.05%) Cisco Nexus
12 34 (44.16%) CheckPoint
13 33 (42.86%) CCIE
14 32 (41.56%) LAN
15 30 (38.96%) SNMP
15 30 (38.96%) VLAN
16 28 (36.36%) F5
16 28 (36.36%) CCNP
17 27 (35.06%) Cisco IOS
18 22 (28.57%) EIGRP
18 22 (28.57%) Blue Coat
19 21 (27.27%) Ethernet
20 19 (24.68%) UNIX
20 19 (24.68%) Analytical Skills
21 18 (23.38%) Network Security
21 18 (23.38%) MPLS
21 18 (23.38%) Perl
22 17 (22.08%) PPP
22 17 (22.08%) TACACS
22 17 (22.08%) Snort

VRRP
Top Related IT Skills by Category

For the 6 months to 22 October 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 3 (3.90%) OpenStack
2 2 (2.60%) Node.js
2 2 (2.60%) lighttpd
2 2 (2.60%) Apache
2 2 (2.60%) Tomcat
Applications
1 6 (7.79%) MS Visio
1 6 (7.79%) MS Office
2 1 (1.30%) MS Excel
Cloud Services
1 3 (3.90%) Cloud Computing
2 1 (1.30%) SaaS
Communications & Networking
1 70 (90.91%) Firewall
2 69 (89.61%) BGP
3 66 (85.71%) OSPF
4 61 (79.22%) HSRP
5 59 (76.62%) VPN
6 51 (66.23%) TCP/IP
7 40 (51.95%) WAN
8 37 (48.05%) Cisco Nexus
9 32 (41.56%) LAN
10 30 (38.96%) SNMP
10 30 (38.96%) VLAN
11 27 (35.06%) Cisco IOS
12 22 (28.57%) EIGRP
13 21 (27.27%) Ethernet
14 18 (23.38%) Network Security
14 18 (23.38%) MPLS
15 17 (22.08%) PPP
15 17 (22.08%) TACACS
15 17 (22.08%) DMVPN
16 14 (18.18%) VoIP
Database & Business Intelligence
1 2 (2.60%) MySQL
2 1 (1.30%) SQL Server
Development Applications
1 3 (3.90%) Subversion
1 3 (3.90%) Jenkins
1 3 (3.90%) Git (software)
1 3 (3.90%) Selenium
1 3 (3.90%) Atlassian Bamboo
General
1 14 (18.18%) Banking
2 12 (15.58%) Finance
3 9 (11.69%) Telecoms
4 5 (6.49%) Spanish Language
5 3 (3.90%) Retail
6 2 (2.60%) Investment Banking
6 2 (2.60%) Russian Language
6 2 (2.60%) Back Office
6 2 (2.60%) Billing
7 1 (1.30%) Law
Job Titles
1 37 (48.05%) Network Engineer
2 19 (24.68%) Security Engineer
3 17 (22.08%) Senior Network Engineer
4 14 (18.18%) Network Security Engineer
5 12 (15.58%) Senior Security Engineer
6 11 (14.29%) Cisco Engineer
6 11 (14.29%) Solutions Architect
6 11 (14.29%) Architect
6 11 (14.29%) Senior Network Security Engineer
7 9 (11.69%) Support Engineer
7 9 (11.69%) Consultant
8 8 (10.39%) Network Consultant
9 7 (9.09%) Cisco Consultant
9 7 (9.09%) Cisco Network Consultant
10 5 (6.49%) Network Architect
10 5 (6.49%) Network Support
10 5 (6.49%) Cisco Network Engineer
10 5 (6.49%) IP Engineer
10 5 (6.49%) Network Design Architect
10 5 (6.49%) Cisco Support Engineer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 14 (18.18%) FIX Protocol
Miscellaneous
1 19 (24.68%) Analytical Skills
2 13 (16.88%) FlexPod
3 2 (2.60%) Digital Media
3 2 (2.60%) NHS
4 1 (1.30%) Clustering
4 1 (1.30%) Management Information System
4 1 (1.30%) Video Conferencing
4 1 (1.30%) SCADA
Operating Systems
1 19 (24.68%) UNIX
2 4 (5.19%) Linux
3 3 (3.90%) Windows
Processes & Methodologies
1 12 (15.58%) Load Balancing
2 9 (11.69%) Change Management
2 9 (11.69%) Mentoring
2 9 (11.69%) Network Management
3 8 (10.39%) Network Architecture
3 8 (10.39%) Network Design
4 7 (9.09%) Validation
4 7 (9.09%) Network Monitoring
4 7 (9.09%) Low Latency
5 6 (7.79%) Kalman Filter
5 6 (7.79%) Project Management
6 5 (6.49%) Network Planning
7 4 (5.19%) Migration
8 3 (3.90%) Agile Software Development
8 3 (3.90%) Dependency Management
8 3 (3.90%) DevOps
8 3 (3.90%) Test Automation
8 3 (3.90%) Continuous Integration
9 2 (2.60%) User Acceptance Testing
9 2 (2.60%) Performance Management
Programming Languages
1 18 (23.38%) Perl
2 7 (9.09%) R
3 3 (3.90%) Java
3 3 (3.90%) JavaScript
4 1 (1.30%) SQL
Qualifications
1 47 (61.04%) Cisco Certification
2 33 (42.86%) CCIE
3 28 (36.36%) CCNP
4 10 (12.99%) CCNA
5 6 (7.79%) CCSE
6 5 (6.49%) MCT
7 2 (2.60%) Degree
7 2 (2.60%) JNCIP
7 2 (2.60%) Security Cleared
8 1 (1.30%) Check Point Certification
8 1 (1.30%) SC Cleared
8 1 (1.30%) JNCIS
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 6 (7.79%) SLA
System Software
1 17 (22.08%) Snort
2 9 (11.69%) ProxySG
3 6 (7.79%) NFS
4 3 (3.90%) Xen
5 2 (2.60%) Active Directory
6 1 (1.30%) Firmware
6 1 (1.30%) ISA Server
6 1 (1.30%) Forefront TMG
6 1 (1.30%) vSphere
Systems Management
1 13 (16.88%) OpenNMS
1 13 (16.88%) RANCID
2 3 (3.90%) Nagios
2 3 (3.90%) FortiGate
2 3 (3.90%) Vagrant
2 3 (3.90%) Opscode Chef
2 3 (3.90%) Puppet
3 1 (1.30%) CiscoWorks
3 1 (1.30%) SolarWinds Orion
3 1 (1.30%) Cacti
Vendors
1 73 (94.81%) Cisco
2 42 (54.55%) Juniper
3 34 (44.16%) CheckPoint
4 28 (36.36%) F5
5 22 (28.57%) Blue Coat
6 16 (20.78%) Sourcefire
7 9 (11.69%) Nokia
8 8 (10.39%) Huawei
8 8 (10.39%) Redback
8 8 (10.39%) Radware
9 7 (9.09%) Microsoft
10 6 (7.79%) Brocade
10 6 (7.79%) WatchGuard
10 6 (7.79%) McAfee
10 6 (7.79%) Ericsson
11 5 (6.49%) Siemens
11 5 (6.49%) IronPort
12 4 (5.19%) SolarWinds
12 4 (5.19%) Trustwave
13 3 (3.90%) HP
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