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 29 January 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
29 Jan 2015
Same period 2014 Same period 2013
Virtual Router Redundancy Protocol (VRRP)
Rank 539 540 514
Rank change year-on-year
+1 -26
Contract jobs citing VRRP 32 19 17
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the UK 0.064% 0.039% 0.037%
As % of the Communications & Networking category 0.44% 0.29% 0.24%
Number of daily rates quoted 10 11 8
Average daily rate
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£300 £438 £313
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
-31.42% +40.00%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £299 £287 £268
10% offered a daily rate of more than £625 £475 £999
UK excluding London average daily rate £319 £438 £300
% change year-on-year
-27.14% +45.83%
Number of hourly rates quoted 1 0 0
Average hourly rate £40.00 - -
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
7319 6447 7117
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the UK 14.61% 13.20% 15.67%
Number of daily rates quoted 4100 3421 3411
Average daily rate £375 £375 £350
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
- +7.14%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £220 £225 £200
10% offered a daily rate of more than £500 £525 £500
UK excluding London average daily rate £350 £350 £325
% change year-on-year
- +7.69%
Number of hourly rates quoted 399 378 636
Average hourly rate £23.75 £18.60 £22.50
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
+27.68% -17.33%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £13.00 £11.50 £12.00
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £40.00 £42.50 £45.00
UK excluding London average hourly rate £25.00 £20.00 £22.50
% change year-on-year
+25.00% -11.11%

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 29 January 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 29 January 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 +1 31 £300 -14.28% 9
London +21 9 £300 -12.40% 3
City of London - 7 £300 - 3
South East -17 5 £363 +3.57% 5
Buckinghamshire - 3 £425 -
Surrey +2 2 £300 - 3
West Yorkshire - 2 £313 - 1
Yorkshire - 2 £313 - 1
Leeds - 2 £313 - 1
East Midlands - 1 - -
Nottinghamshire - 1 - -
Woking - 1 £300 -
Nottingham - 1 - -
Reading - - - -
Slough - - - -
Southampton - - - -
Staines - - - - 2
Studley - - - -
Thame - - - -
Watford - - - -
Welwyn Garden City - - - -
Berkshire - - - - 1
Hampshire - - - - 1
Hertfordshire - - - -
Maidenhead - - - - 1
Birmingham - - - -
Cardiff - - - - 1
Oxfordshire - - - -
Warwickshire - - - -
East of England - - - -

VRRP
Top 30 Related IT Skills

For the 6 months to 29 January 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 81 (92.05%) OSPF
2 80 (90.91%) Cisco
3 77 (87.50%) BGP
4 73 (82.95%) HSRP
5 72 (81.82%) VPN
6 67 (76.14%) Firewall
7 64 (72.73%) Cisco Certification
8 58 (65.91%) TCP/IP
9 53 (60.23%) CCIE
10 47 (53.41%) CCNP
11 41 (46.59%) Juniper
11 41 (46.59%) Cisco Nexus
12 38 (43.18%) UNIX
13 35 (39.77%) SNMP
13 35 (39.77%) Cisco IOS
14 34 (38.64%) WAN
14 34 (38.64%) EIGRP
15 29 (32.95%) MPLS
16 28 (31.82%) LAN
16 28 (31.82%) Ethernet
17 27 (30.68%) DMVPN
18 25 (28.41%) VLAN
18 25 (28.41%) PPP
18 25 (28.41%) Perl
18 25 (28.41%) CheckPoint
19 24 (27.27%) TACACS
19 24 (27.27%) CCNA
20 22 (25.00%) F5
21 20 (22.73%) Telecoms
22 19 (21.59%) OpenNMS

VRRP
Top Related IT Skills by Category

For the 6 months to 29 January 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 3 (3.41%) OpenStack
2 2 (2.27%) lighttpd
2 2 (2.27%) Node.js
2 2 (2.27%) Apache
2 2 (2.27%) Tomcat
2 2 (2.27%) MS Exchange
Applications
1 3 (3.41%) MS Visio
1 3 (3.41%) MS Office
2 2 (2.27%) MS Excel
Cloud Services
1 3 (3.41%) Cloud Computing
2 2 (2.27%) Microsoft Azure
2 2 (2.27%) Amazon AWS
3 1 (1.14%) SaaS
Communications & Networking
1 81 (92.05%) OSPF
2 77 (87.50%) BGP
3 73 (82.95%) HSRP
4 72 (81.82%) VPN
5 67 (76.14%) Firewall
6 58 (65.91%) TCP/IP
7 41 (46.59%) Cisco Nexus
8 35 (39.77%) SNMP
8 35 (39.77%) Cisco IOS
9 34 (38.64%) WAN
9 34 (38.64%) EIGRP
10 29 (32.95%) MPLS
11 28 (31.82%) LAN
11 28 (31.82%) Ethernet
12 27 (30.68%) DMVPN
13 25 (28.41%) VLAN
13 25 (28.41%) PPP
14 24 (27.27%) TACACS
15 17 (19.32%) IPv6
15 17 (19.32%) RSVP
Database & Business Intelligence
1 3 (3.41%) SQL Server
2 2 (2.27%) SQL Server 2012
2 2 (2.27%) SQL Server 2008
2 2 (2.27%) MySQL
Development Applications
1 3 (3.41%) VSS/SourceSafe
1 3 (3.41%) Selenium
1 3 (3.41%) Atlassian Bamboo
1 3 (3.41%) Subversion
1 3 (3.41%) Git (software)
1 3 (3.41%) Jenkins
General
1 20 (22.73%) Telecoms
2 11 (12.50%) Banking
3 8 (9.09%) Finance
4 5 (5.68%) Spanish Language
5 2 (2.27%) Investment Banking
5 2 (2.27%) Billing
5 2 (2.27%) Russian Language
5 2 (2.27%) Manufacturing
5 2 (2.27%) Back Office
5 2 (2.27%) Retail
6 1 (1.14%) Law
Job Titles
1 30 (34.09%) Network Engineer
2 17 (19.32%) IP Engineer
3 15 (17.05%) Cisco Engineer
4 13 (14.77%) Security Engineer
4 13 (14.77%) Support Engineer
4 13 (14.77%) Architect
5 12 (13.64%) Implementation Engineer
5 12 (13.64%) Operations Engineer
5 12 (13.64%) Senior Network Engineer
6 11 (12.50%) Cisco Support Engineer
6 11 (12.50%) Cisco Support
7 10 (11.36%) Consultant
8 9 (10.23%) Network Architect
9 8 (9.09%) Senior Security Engineer
9 8 (9.09%) Solutions Architect
9 8 (9.09%) Network Security Engineer
9 8 (9.09%) Network Consultant
10 7 (7.95%) Senior Network Security Engineer
10 7 (7.95%) Cisco Consultant
10 7 (7.95%) Cisco Network Consultant
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 2 (2.27%) Web Services
Miscellaneous
1 19 (21.59%) FlexPod
2 15 (17.05%) Analytical Skills
3 3 (3.41%) PKI
4 2 (2.27%) Digital Media
5 1 (1.14%) Management Information System
5 1 (1.14%) NHS
5 1 (1.14%) Computer Science
5 1 (1.14%) User Experience
Operating Systems
1 38 (43.18%) UNIX
2 18 (20.45%) Linux
3 6 (6.82%) Windows
4 2 (2.27%) Mac OS
Processes & Methodologies
1 16 (18.18%) Change Management
2 13 (14.77%) Load Balancing
3 10 (11.36%) Network Design
4 7 (7.95%) Validation
4 7 (7.95%) ITIL
4 7 (7.95%) Mentoring
4 7 (7.95%) Low Latency
5 6 (6.82%) Network Monitoring
5 6 (6.82%) Network Management
5 6 (6.82%) Enterprise Architecture
5 6 (6.82%) Migration
5 6 (6.82%) Project Management
5 6 (6.82%) Disaster Recovery
6 5 (5.68%) Network Architecture
7 4 (4.55%) TOGAF
8 3 (3.41%) Agile Software Development
8 3 (3.41%) Continuous Integration
8 3 (3.41%) Network Planning
8 3 (3.41%) Test Automation
8 3 (3.41%) DevOps
Programming Languages
1 25 (28.41%) Perl
2 7 (7.95%) R
3 3 (3.41%) Java
3 3 (3.41%) JavaScript
Qualifications
1 64 (72.73%) Cisco Certification
2 53 (60.23%) CCIE
3 47 (53.41%) CCNP
4 24 (27.27%) CCNA
5 15 (17.05%) CCIP
5 15 (17.05%) JNCIP
6 12 (13.64%) JNCIA
7 8 (9.09%) Security Cleared
8 7 (7.95%) CCSE
9 5 (5.68%) CCDP
9 5 (5.68%) SC Cleared
10 3 (3.41%) DV Cleared
10 3 (3.41%) Degree
11 2 (2.27%) VCP5
11 2 (2.27%) VCAP
11 2 (2.27%) JNCIS
11 2 (2.27%) VMware Certified Professional (VCP)
11 2 (2.27%) CISSP
11 2 (2.27%) Microsoft Certification
11 2 (2.27%) CCDA
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 7 (7.95%) SLA
System Software
1 9 (10.23%) Snort
2 6 (6.82%) ProxySG
3 4 (4.55%) Hyper-V
3 4 (4.55%) Active Directory
4 3 (3.41%) NFS
4 3 (3.41%) Xen
5 2 (2.27%) VMware Infrastructure
5 2 (2.27%) Terminal Services
6 1 (1.14%) vSphere
Systems Management
1 19 (21.59%) OpenNMS
1 19 (21.59%) RANCID
2 4 (4.55%) SCOM
3 3 (3.41%) Nagios
3 3 (3.41%) Puppet
3 3 (3.41%) Vagrant
3 3 (3.41%) Opscode Chef
4 2 (2.27%) FortiGate
4 2 (2.27%) SolarWinds Orion
4 2 (2.27%) SCCM
5 1 (1.14%) CiscoWorks
5 1 (1.14%) HP Data Protector
5 1 (1.14%) Cacti
5 1 (1.14%) Cisco Prime
Vendors
1 80 (90.91%) Cisco
2 41 (46.59%) Juniper
3 25 (28.41%) CheckPoint
4 22 (25.00%) F5
5 13 (14.77%) BT
5 13 (14.77%) Blue Coat
6 8 (9.09%) Sourcefire
7 7 (7.95%) SolarWinds
8 6 (6.82%) Microsoft
9 5 (5.68%) Radware
9 5 (5.68%) Nokia
9 5 (5.68%) HP
9 5 (5.68%) Redback
9 5 (5.68%) Huawei
10 4 (4.55%) Riverbed
10 4 (4.55%) Brocade
10 4 (4.55%) WatchGuard
10 4 (4.55%) McAfee
10 4 (4.55%) VMware
11 3 (3.41%) Ericsson