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 27 September 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
27 Sep 2016
Same period 2015 Same period 2014
Virtual Router Redundancy Protocol (VRRP)
Rank 620 599 596
Rank change year-on-year
-21 -3
Contract jobs citing VRRP 37 62 46
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the UK 0.069% 0.11% 0.080%
As % of the Communications & Networking category 0.45% 0.79% 0.54%
Number of daily rates quoted 23 41 20
Median daily rate £375 £425 £355
Median daily rate % change year-on-year
-11.76% +19.71%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £205 £300 £300
10% offered a daily rate of more than £548 £480 £428
UK excluding London median daily rate £290 £350 £368
% change year-on-year
-17.14% -4.76%
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 1 0
Median hourly rate - £40.00 -
UK excluding London median hourly rate - £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
8297 7834 8460
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the UK 15.50% 13.69% 14.79%
Number of daily rates quoted 5065 4500 4673
Median daily rate £400 £380 £365
Median daily rate % change year-on-year
+5.26% +4.10%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £250 £230 £225
10% offered a daily rate of more than £550 £510 £500
UK excluding London median daily rate £370 £360 £345
% change year-on-year
+2.77% +4.34%
Number of hourly rates quoted 416 545 478
Median hourly rate £26.50 £20.50 £22.85
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year
+29.26% -10.26%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £12.50 £12.00 £12.50
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £47.50 £45.00 £45.00
UK excluding London median hourly rate £28.00 £21.01 £23.00
% change year-on-year
+33.30% -8.67%

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 27 September 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 18 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 27 September 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 37 £375 -11.76% 9
London -7 24 £513 +13.88% 3
Yorkshire +12 5 £200 -52.94%
Leeds +11 5 £200 -52.94%
West Yorkshire +8 5 £200 -52.94%
City of London +3 4 £488 +2.63%
North West +17 3 £350 +16.66%
West Midlands -22 3 £290 -3.33% 3
Merseyside - 2 £413 -
Liverpool - 2 £413 -
Reading +12 1 £225 -50.00% 1
Berkshire +5 1 £225 -50.00% 2
East of England +5 1 £375 -
South East +2 1 £225 -34.54% 3
Birmingham -8 1 £290 -7.20% 1
Hemel Hempstead - 1 £375 -
Manchester - 1 £325 -
Hertfordshire - 1 £375 -

VRRP
Top 30 Related IT Skills

For the 6 months to 27 September 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 55 (84.62%) OSPF
2 50 (76.92%) Cisco
3 48 (73.85%) BGP
4 46 (70.77%) Firewall
5 42 (64.62%) HSRP
6 36 (55.38%) TCP/IP
7 34 (52.31%) Cisco Certification
8 33 (50.77%) Windows
8 33 (50.77%) Cisco ASA
9 31 (47.69%) LAN
10 30 (46.15%) WAN
11 28 (43.08%) EIGRP
12 26 (40.00%) Wireless
12 26 (40.00%) VPN
13 24 (36.92%) Juniper
13 24 (36.92%) Data Centre
14 23 (35.38%) IPsec
15 22 (33.85%) CheckPoint
15 22 (33.85%) CCNP
15 22 (33.85%) Windows Server
16 21 (32.31%) DNS
17 20 (30.77%) F5
18 19 (29.23%) Microsoft
19 18 (27.69%) CCNA
19 18 (27.69%) Finance
20 17 (26.15%) DHCP
20 17 (26.15%) Cisco IOS
20 17 (26.15%) Network Security
21 16 (24.62%) Aruba
21 16 (24.62%) 802.1X

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 (10.77%) SAS
2 2 (3.08%) Exchange Server 2010
2 2 (3.08%) MS Exchange
3 1 (1.54%) Exchange Server 2013
Applications
1 11 (16.92%) MS Excel
1 11 (16.92%) MS Visio
2 1 (1.54%) MS Office
Business Applications
1 2 (3.08%) Dynamics CRM
Cloud Services
1 8 (12.31%) Office 365
Communications & Networking
1 55 (84.62%) OSPF
2 48 (73.85%) BGP
3 46 (70.77%) Firewall
4 42 (64.62%) HSRP
5 36 (55.38%) TCP/IP
6 33 (50.77%) Cisco ASA
7 31 (47.69%) LAN
8 30 (46.15%) WAN
9 28 (43.08%) EIGRP
10 26 (40.00%) VPN
10 26 (40.00%) Wireless
11 23 (35.38%) IPsec
12 21 (32.31%) DNS
13 17 (26.15%) Cisco IOS
13 17 (26.15%) DHCP
13 17 (26.15%) Network Security
14 16 (24.62%) VoIP
15 14 (21.54%) SSL
16 13 (20.00%) MPLS
16 13 (20.00%) VLAN
Database & Business Intelligence
1 7 (10.77%) SQL Server
Development Applications
1 3 (4.62%) VSS/SourceSafe
General
1 18 (27.69%) Finance
2 6 (9.23%) Retail
3 5 (7.69%) Telecoms
4 4 (6.15%) Banking
5 2 (3.08%) Back Office
5 2 (3.08%) Billing
5 2 (3.08%) Local Government
6 1 (1.54%) Investment Banking
6 1 (1.54%) Law
6 1 (1.54%) Multimedia
6 1 (1.54%) Publishing
Job Titles
1 32 (49.23%) Network Engineer
2 13 (20.00%) Security Engineer
3 7 (10.77%) Infrastructure Engineer
3 7 (10.77%) Network Security Engineer
4 6 (9.23%) IP Engineer
4 6 (9.23%) IP Security Engineer
5 5 (7.69%) Cisco Support
5 5 (7.69%) Data Engineer
6 4 (6.15%) Architect
6 4 (6.15%) Design Engineer
6 4 (6.15%) Infrastructure Design Engineer
6 4 (6.15%) Senior Data Engineer
6 4 (6.15%) Support Manager
7 3 (4.62%) 3rd Line Support
7 3 (4.62%) 3rd Line Support Manager
7 3 (4.62%) Cisco Engineer
7 3 (4.62%) Consultant
7 3 (4.62%) Juniper Engineer
7 3 (4.62%) Network Architect
8 2 (3.08%) Cisco Network Engineer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 16 (24.62%) 802.1X
2 3 (4.62%) CSS
3 1 (1.54%) Apache Flex
Miscellaneous
1 24 (36.92%) Data Centre
2 7 (10.77%) Microsoft Licensing
3 6 (9.23%) Distributed Denial-of-Service
4 4 (6.15%) Computer Science
5 3 (4.62%) Digital Media
6 2 (3.08%) Management Information System
Operating Systems
1 33 (50.77%) Windows
2 22 (33.85%) Windows Server
3 8 (12.31%) Windows Server 2012
4 6 (9.23%) Linux
5 5 (7.69%) Unix
6 4 (6.15%) Windows Server 2008
7 2 (3.08%) Windows Server 2003
8 1 (1.54%) CentOS
8 1 (1.54%) Windows 10
8 1 (1.54%) Windows 7
8 1 (1.54%) Windows 8
Processes & Methodologies
1 12 (18.46%) Change Management
2 11 (16.92%) Change Control
2 11 (16.92%) High Availability
2 11 (16.92%) Network Monitoring
2 11 (16.92%) Network Planning
3 9 (13.85%) Escalation Management
4 8 (12.31%) Kalman Filter
5 7 (10.77%) Migration
5 7 (10.77%) Network Architecture
5 7 (10.77%) Software Licensing
6 6 (9.23%) CRM
6 6 (9.23%) DDoS Mitigation
6 6 (9.23%) Deep Packet Inspection
6 6 (9.23%) Multi-Factor Authentication
6 6 (9.23%) Two-Factor Authentication
7 5 (7.69%) Security Architecture
8 4 (6.15%) Load Balancing
8 4 (6.15%) Low Latency
8 4 (6.15%) Time Management
8 4 (6.15%) Ultra-Low Latency
Programming Languages
1 11 (16.92%) Shell Script
2 4 (6.15%) Java
3 3 (4.62%) JavaScript
3 3 (4.62%) PHP
4 1 (1.54%) Bash Shell
4 1 (1.54%) Korn
4 1 (1.54%) Python
4 1 (1.54%) Ruby
Qualifications
1 34 (52.31%) Cisco Certification
2 22 (33.85%) CCNP
3 18 (27.69%) CCNA
4 9 (13.85%) CCIE
4 9 (13.85%) CCSA
5 8 (12.31%) CCSE
6 6 (9.23%) CISSP
7 4 (6.15%) Degree
8 2 (3.08%) JNCIA
8 2 (3.08%) RHCT
8 2 (3.08%) Security Cleared
9 1 (1.54%) CCSP
9 1 (1.54%) SC Cleared
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 1 (1.54%) QA
System Software
1 10 (15.38%) Active Directory
2 8 (12.31%) Hyper-V
3 6 (9.23%) ProxySG
4 2 (3.08%) VMware Infrastructure
5 1 (1.54%) iptables
5 1 (1.54%) Snort
5 1 (1.54%) Virtual Desktop
5 1 (1.54%) VMware ESX
5 1 (1.54%) VMware Workstation
Systems Management
1 10 (15.38%) Cacti
1 10 (15.38%) Nagios
1 10 (15.38%) SmokePing
2 7 (10.77%) FortiGate
2 7 (10.77%) vMotion
3 1 (1.54%) Cisco CUCM
3 1 (1.54%) Cisco Prime
3 1 (1.54%) Failover Clustering
3 1 (1.54%) TrustSec
Vendors
1 50 (76.92%) Cisco
2 24 (36.92%) Juniper
3 22 (33.85%) CheckPoint
4 20 (30.77%) F5
5 19 (29.23%) Microsoft
6 16 (24.62%) Aruba
6 16 (24.62%) Palo Alto
7 14 (21.54%) VMware
8 11 (16.92%) SolarWinds
9 10 (15.38%) Intel Security
9 10 (15.38%) Riverbed
10 8 (12.31%) Dell
10 8 (12.31%) Fortinet
11 7 (10.77%) HP
11 7 (10.77%) NETGEAR
11 7 (10.77%) SonicWALL
12 6 (9.23%) Blue Coat
13 4 (6.15%) Citrix
13 4 (6.15%) Stonesoft
14 3 (4.62%) Mitel
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