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 28 July 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
28 Jul 2015
Same period 2014 Same period 2013
Virtual Router Redundancy Protocol (VRRP)
Rank 558 569 570
Rank change year-on-year
+11 +1
Contract jobs citing VRRP 53 24 15
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the UK 0.093% 0.044% 0.029%
As % of the Communications & Networking category 0.67% 0.32% 0.22%
Number of daily rates quoted 36 8 11
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£350 £325 £375
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+7.69% -13.33%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £255 £296 £300
10% offered a daily rate of more than £475 £408 £463
UK excluding London average daily rate £300 £350 -
% change year-on-year
-14.28% -
Number of hourly rates quoted 1 0 0
Average hourly rate £30.00 - -
UK excluding London average hourly rate £30.00 - -

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
7876 7565 6973
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the UK 13.80% 13.83% 13.68%
Number of daily rates quoted 4518 4037 3593
Average daily rate £375 £360 £350
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+4.31% +2.71%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £225 £210 £200
10% offered a daily rate of more than £500 £500 £488
UK excluding London average daily rate £350 £335 £320
% change year-on-year
+4.47% +4.68%
Number of hourly rates quoted 480 417 482
Average hourly rate £21.00 £20.00 £25.00
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
+5.00% -20.00%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £12.35 £11.79 £14.00
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £47.83 £42.50 £42.50
UK excluding London average hourly rate £21.53 £20.00 £25.50
% change year-on-year
+7.62% -21.56%

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 28 July 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 28 July 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 +3 48 £350 - 10
London +5 16 £463 +54.16% 2
South East -11 11 £294 -23.20% 5
City of London -5 8 £475 +65.21% 2
South West +6 6 - -
Wiltshire - 6 - -
Berkshire - 5 £230 - 1
Cambridgeshire - 4 £263 -
Birmingham - 4 £300 - 1
Wales - 4 £358 - 1
West Midlands - 4 £300 - 1
East of England - 4 £263 -
Buckinghamshire 0 3 - - 1
Cambridge - 3 £265 -
West Yorkshire - 3 £375 - 2
Yorkshire - 3 £375 - 2
Leeds - 3 £375 - 2
West Sussex - 2 £344 - 1
North West - 2 £300 -
South Wales - 2 £263 - 1
West Wales - 2 £460 -
Cumbria - 2 £300 -
Reading - 2 - - 1
Swansea - 2 £460 -
Swindon - 2 - -
Milton Keynes -3 1 - - 1
Newbury - 1 - -
Newport - 1 £250 -
Oxford - 1 £250 -
Cardiff - 1 £275 - 1

VRRP
Top 30 Related IT Skills

For the 6 months to 28 July 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 96 (96.00%) OSPF
1 96 (96.00%) HSRP
2 90 (90.00%) Cisco
3 80 (80.00%) BGP
4 67 (67.00%) Firewall
5 61 (61.00%) Cisco Certification
6 56 (56.00%) MPLS
7 55 (55.00%) VPN
8 54 (54.00%) WAN
8 54 (54.00%) LAN
9 53 (53.00%) CheckPoint
10 46 (46.00%) Juniper
10 46 (46.00%) CCNP
11 45 (45.00%) TCP/IP
12 44 (44.00%) Cisco ASA
13 40 (40.00%) F5
14 37 (37.00%) EIGRP
15 35 (35.00%) Wireless
16 34 (34.00%) Cisco Nexus
17 33 (33.00%) CCNA
18 29 (29.00%) Data Centre
19 28 (28.00%) CCIE
20 27 (27.00%) Telecoms
21 26 (26.00%) Ethernet
21 26 (26.00%) Spanning Tree
22 25 (25.00%) VLAN
22 25 (25.00%) DNS
22 25 (25.00%) IPsec
23 24 (24.00%) DHCP
24 23 (23.00%) Security Cleared

VRRP
Top Related IT Skills by Category

For the 6 months to 28 July 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.

Applications
1 3 (3.00%) MS Visio
2 1 (1.00%) Fireworks
2 1 (1.00%) MS PowerPoint
2 1 (1.00%) MS Office
2 1 (1.00%) MS Excel
Communications & Networking
1 96 (96.00%) OSPF
1 96 (96.00%) HSRP
2 80 (80.00%) BGP
3 67 (67.00%) Firewall
4 56 (56.00%) MPLS
5 55 (55.00%) VPN
6 54 (54.00%) LAN
6 54 (54.00%) WAN
7 45 (45.00%) TCP/IP
8 44 (44.00%) Cisco ASA
9 37 (37.00%) EIGRP
10 35 (35.00%) Wireless
11 34 (34.00%) Cisco Nexus
12 26 (26.00%) Ethernet
12 26 (26.00%) Spanning Tree
13 25 (25.00%) DNS
13 25 (25.00%) IPsec
13 25 (25.00%) VLAN
14 24 (24.00%) DHCP
15 22 (22.00%) Multicast
General
1 27 (27.00%) Telecoms
2 15 (15.00%) Finance
3 6 (6.00%) Banking
4 3 (3.00%) Advertising
5 2 (2.00%) Local Government
5 2 (2.00%) Retail
5 2 (2.00%) Billing
5 2 (2.00%) Electronics
6 1 (1.00%) Back Office
6 1 (1.00%) Legal
6 1 (1.00%) Investment Banking
6 1 (1.00%) Spanish Language
Job Titles
1 62 (62.00%) Network Engineer
2 26 (26.00%) Security Engineer
3 17 (17.00%) Network Security Engineer
4 15 (15.00%) Senior Network Engineer
5 10 (10.00%) Network Design Engineer
5 10 (10.00%) Design Engineer
6 9 (9.00%) Operations Engineer
6 9 (9.00%) IP Engineer
7 8 (8.00%) Implementation Engineer
8 7 (7.00%) Architect
8 7 (7.00%) Network Architect
9 5 (5.00%) Senior Security Engineer
9 5 (5.00%) Network Support
9 5 (5.00%) Senior Network Security Engineer
10 4 (4.00%) Senior Infrastructure Engineer
10 4 (4.00%) Senior Network Analyst
10 4 (4.00%) Network Manager
10 4 (4.00%) Cisco Engineer
10 4 (4.00%) Analyst
10 4 (4.00%) Senior Analyst
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 16 (16.00%) 802.1X
2 3 (3.00%) XMPP
3 1 (1.00%) Middleware
3 1 (1.00%) OCX
Miscellaneous
1 29 (29.00%) Data Centre
2 13 (13.00%) Video Conferencing
3 11 (11.00%) PKI
4 8 (8.00%) Computer Science
5 6 (6.00%) Management Information System
6 5 (5.00%) SecurID
7 3 (3.00%) Analytical Skills
8 2 (2.00%) Eurex
8 2 (2.00%) Distributed Denial-of-Service
8 2 (2.00%) NHS
8 2 (2.00%) Clustering
9 1 (1.00%) DataPower
Operating Systems
1 18 (18.00%) Windows
2 15 (15.00%) Linux
2 15 (15.00%) UNIX
3 3 (3.00%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
4 2 (2.00%) Windows Server 2003
4 2 (2.00%) Windows Server 2008
5 1 (1.00%) Solaris
Processes & Methodologies
1 18 (18.00%) Network Design
2 15 (15.00%) Load Balancing
3 14 (14.00%) Migration
4 12 (12.00%) Enterprise Architecture
5 10 (10.00%) Service Delivery
6 9 (9.00%) Validation
7 8 (8.00%) Project Management
7 8 (8.00%) Information Security
8 7 (7.00%) Change Management
8 7 (7.00%) ITIL
9 6 (6.00%) Mentoring
9 6 (6.00%) Low Latency
9 6 (6.00%) Ultra-Low Latency
9 6 (6.00%) Network Monitoring
10 5 (5.00%) Security Architecture
10 5 (5.00%) Network Architecture
10 5 (5.00%) Capacity Planning
10 5 (5.00%) Change Control
10 5 (5.00%) Investment Management
11 4 (4.00%) Problem Management
Programming Languages
1 1 (1.00%) Perl
1 1 (1.00%) Shell Script
1 1 (1.00%) Bash Shell
Qualifications
1 61 (61.00%) Cisco Certification
2 46 (46.00%) CCNP
3 33 (33.00%) CCNA
4 28 (28.00%) CCIE
5 23 (23.00%) Security Cleared
6 16 (16.00%) CCIP
7 12 (12.00%) SC Cleared
8 11 (11.00%) Degree
9 10 (10.00%) CCSA
9 10 (10.00%) CCDP
10 9 (9.00%) DV Cleared
11 8 (8.00%) JNCIA
12 7 (7.00%) JNCIP
12 7 (7.00%) CCSE
13 5 (5.00%) CISSP
14 4 (4.00%) VMware Certified Professional (VCP)
15 3 (3.00%) CCSP
16 2 (2.00%) Check Point Certification
16 2 (2.00%) CCENT
17 1 (1.00%) BC Cleared
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 3 (3.00%) SLA
2 1 (1.00%) QA
System Software
1 14 (14.00%) VMware Infrastructure
2 9 (9.00%) Snort
3 3 (3.00%) VMware ESX
4 2 (2.00%) ProxySG
4 2 (2.00%) NFS
4 2 (2.00%) Active Directory
4 2 (2.00%) vSphere
5 1 (1.00%) VirtualBox
Systems Management
1 10 (10.00%) OpenView
1 10 (10.00%) CiscoWorks
2 9 (9.00%) AirWatch
3 5 (5.00%) Cisco Prime
4 4 (4.00%) Cisco CUCM
5 3 (3.00%) Cisco UCCX
6 2 (2.00%) FortiGate
6 2 (2.00%) Cacti
7 1 (1.00%) SolarWinds Orion
7 1 (1.00%) HP Quality Center
7 1 (1.00%) Nagios
7 1 (1.00%) Opsview
7 1 (1.00%) Graphite
7 1 (1.00%) Iperf
Vendors
1 90 (90.00%) Cisco
2 53 (53.00%) CheckPoint
3 46 (46.00%) Juniper
4 40 (40.00%) F5
5 16 (16.00%) Aruba
5 16 (16.00%) VMware
6 14 (14.00%) Sourcefire
7 13 (13.00%) HP
8 12 (12.00%) SolarWinds
9 11 (11.00%) Blue Coat
10 10 (10.00%) Websense
11 8 (8.00%) BT
12 7 (7.00%) Brocade
13 6 (6.00%) Red Hat
13 6 (6.00%) Radware
14 4 (4.00%) Dell
14 4 (4.00%) Verint
14 4 (4.00%) CyberTech
15 3 (3.00%) SevOne
15 3 (3.00%) Riverbed
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