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 20 January 2017 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
20 Jan 2017
Same period 2016 Same period 2015
Virtual Router Redundancy Protocol (VRRP)
UK
Rank 562 590 569
Rank change year-on-year
+28 -21
Contract jobs citing VRRP 35 32 35
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the UK 0.078% 0.063% 0.069%
As % of the Communications & Networking category 0.51% 0.44% 0.47%
Number of daily rates quoted 26 14 13
Median daily rate £466 £400 £300
Median daily rate % change year-on-year
+16.56% +33.33%
UK excluding London median daily rate £200 £363 £338
% change year-on-year
-44.82% +7.40%
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 3 1
Median hourly rate - £45.00 £40.00
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year
- +12.50%
UK excluding London median hourly rate - £45.00 -

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
6842 7350 7515
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the UK 15.29% 14.47% 14.77%
Number of daily rates quoted 4170 4287 4244
Median daily rate £400 £400 £370
Median daily rate % change year-on-year
- +8.10%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £225 £238 £220
10% offered a daily rate of more than £550 £550 £500
UK excluding London median daily rate £370 £368 £350
% change year-on-year
+0.68% +5.00%
Number of hourly rates quoted 352 365 418
Median hourly rate £28.00 £27.50 £23.00
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year
+1.81% +19.56%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £12.07 £14.00 £12.80
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £55.00 £50.00 £40.00
UK excluding London median hourly rate £25.50 £30.00 £24.00
% change year-on-year
-15.00% +25.00%

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 20 January 2017.

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 13 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 20 January 2017. 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 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 +32 33 £466 +9.70% 3
London +21 26 £470 -1.05% 1
South East +7 4 - - 2
Berkshire +9 3 - - 1
Slough +6 3 - -
East of England +4 2 £200 -46.66%
Suffolk - 2 £200 -
Surrey +13 1 - - 1
City of London -4 1 £463 +2.77% 1
Telford - 1 - -
Ipswich - 1 - -
Shropshire - 1 - -
West Midlands - 1 - -

VRRP
Top 30 Related IT Skills

For the 6 months to 20 January 2017, 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 (93.22%) OSPF
2 53 (89.83%) Cisco
3 46 (77.97%) BGP
4 42 (71.19%) Firewall
5 41 (69.49%) HSRP
6 32 (54.24%) IPsec
6 32 (54.24%) VPN
7 31 (52.54%) TCP/IP
8 30 (50.85%) WAN
8 30 (50.85%) Cisco Certification
8 30 (50.85%) Juniper
9 26 (44.07%) Finance
10 25 (42.37%) LAN
11 23 (38.98%) CheckPoint
11 23 (38.98%) Cisco ASA
12 22 (37.29%) Wireless
13 20 (33.90%) Spanning Tree
14 18 (30.51%) CCNP
14 18 (30.51%) EIGRP
14 18 (30.51%) MPLS
14 18 (30.51%) Windows
15 17 (28.81%) CCNA
15 17 (28.81%) Cisco Wireless
16 16 (27.12%) Palo Alto
16 16 (27.12%) DNS
17 15 (25.42%) CCIE
17 15 (25.42%) Multicast
18 14 (23.73%) SSL
19 13 (22.03%) Data Centre
20 12 (20.34%) Cisco IOS

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 6 (10.17%) MS Exchange
2 4 (6.78%) Exchange Server 2010
2 4 (6.78%) Exchange Server 2013
3 2 (3.39%) Exchange Server 2007
4 1 (1.69%) SAS
Applications
1 4 (6.78%) MS Excel
2 1 (1.69%) MS Visio
Cloud Services
1 5 (8.47%) Office 365
Communications & Networking
1 55 (93.22%) OSPF
2 46 (77.97%) BGP
3 42 (71.19%) Firewall
4 41 (69.49%) HSRP
5 32 (54.24%) IPsec
5 32 (54.24%) VPN
6 31 (52.54%) TCP/IP
7 30 (50.85%) WAN
8 25 (42.37%) LAN
9 23 (38.98%) Cisco ASA
10 22 (37.29%) Wireless
11 20 (33.90%) Spanning Tree
12 18 (30.51%) EIGRP
12 18 (30.51%) MPLS
13 17 (28.81%) Cisco Wireless
14 16 (27.12%) DNS
15 15 (25.42%) Multicast
16 14 (23.73%) SSL
17 12 (20.34%) Cisco IOS
17 12 (20.34%) VLAN
Database & Business Intelligence
1 2 (3.39%) SQL Server
2 1 (1.69%) SQL Server 2008
Development Applications
1 2 (3.39%) VSS/SourceSafe
2 1 (1.69%) JMeter
2 1 (1.69%) JUnit
General
1 26 (44.07%) Finance
2 7 (11.86%) Telecoms
3 3 (5.08%) Billing
3 3 (5.08%) Financial Institution
3 3 (5.08%) Legal
4 2 (3.39%) Banking
5 1 (1.69%) Electronics
5 1 (1.69%) Investment Banking
5 1 (1.69%) Retail
5 1 (1.69%) Spanish Language
Job Titles
1 34 (57.63%) Network Engineer
2 12 (20.34%) Network Support
3 11 (18.64%) Voice Engineer
3 11 (18.64%) Voice Network Engineer
4 8 (13.56%) Network Support Engineer
4 8 (13.56%) Support Engineer
5 7 (11.86%) Data Engineer
5 7 (11.86%) Network Security Engineer
5 7 (11.86%) Security Engineer
5 7 (11.86%) Senior Network Engineer
5 7 (11.86%) Senior Network Support
6 6 (10.17%) Senior Network Support Engineer
6 6 (10.17%) Senior Support Engineer
6 6 (10.17%) Senior Voice Engineer
6 6 (10.17%) Senior Voice Network Engineer
6 6 (10.17%) Senior Voice Support Engineer
6 6 (10.17%) Voice Support Engineer
7 5 (8.47%) Analyst
7 5 (8.47%) Cisco Support
7 5 (8.47%) Infrastructure Engineer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 5 (8.47%) 802.1X
1 5 (8.47%) Middleware
2 4 (6.78%) XMPP
3 1 (1.69%) CSS
Miscellaneous
1 13 (22.03%) Data Centre
2 5 (8.47%) IPTV
2 5 (8.47%) Over-the-Top Content
2 5 (8.47%) STB
2 5 (8.47%) Video on Demand
3 3 (5.08%) Computer Science
4 2 (3.39%) Distributed Denial-of-Service
4 2 (3.39%) Management Information System
4 2 (3.39%) PKI
4 2 (3.39%) RSA SecurID
4 2 (3.39%) Social Network
4 2 (3.39%) Video Conferencing
5 1 (1.69%) Digital Media
5 1 (1.69%) Microsoft Licensing
5 1 (1.69%) Social Media
Operating Systems
1 18 (30.51%) Windows
2 8 (13.56%) Unix
2 8 (13.56%) Windows Server
3 5 (8.47%) Linux
3 5 (8.47%) Windows Server 2012
4 4 (6.78%) Windows Server 2008
5 3 (5.08%) Android
6 2 (3.39%) Windows Server 2003
Processes & Methodologies
1 11 (18.64%) Asset Management
1 11 (18.64%) Change Management
1 11 (18.64%) Network Architecture
2 5 (8.47%) Multi-Factor Authentication
2 5 (8.47%) Security Architecture
2 5 (8.47%) Security Monitoring
2 5 (8.47%) Threat Management
2 5 (8.47%) Two-Factor Authentication
2 5 (8.47%) Vulnerability Assessment
3 4 (6.78%) Investment Management
3 4 (6.78%) Low Latency
3 4 (6.78%) Service Delivery
3 4 (6.78%) Ultra-Low Latency
3 4 (6.78%) Virtual Environments
4 3 (5.08%) Incident Management
4 3 (5.08%) Infrastructure Monitoring
4 3 (5.08%) Kalman Filter
4 3 (5.08%) Problem Management
4 3 (5.08%) Time Management
5 2 (3.39%) Load Balancing
Programming Languages
1 1 (1.69%) Java
1 1 (1.69%) JavaScript
1 1 (1.69%) PHP
1 1 (1.69%) PowerShell
1 1 (1.69%) Shell Script
Qualifications
1 30 (50.85%) Cisco Certification
2 18 (30.51%) CCNP
3 17 (28.81%) CCNA
4 15 (25.42%) CCIE
5 10 (16.95%) CCSA
6 9 (15.25%) Security Cleared
7 8 (13.56%) JNCIA
7 8 (13.56%) SC Cleared
8 5 (8.47%) CCIP
8 5 (8.47%) Degree
9 2 (3.39%) RHCT
10 1 (1.69%) ISEB
10 1 (1.69%) ISTQB
10 1 (1.69%) ISTQB Foundation Certification
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 3 (5.08%) SLA
System Software
1 8 (13.56%) VMware Infrastructure
2 5 (8.47%) Hyper-V
3 3 (5.08%) Active Directory
4 2 (3.39%) DFS Replication
Systems Management
1 4 (6.78%) Nagios
2 2 (3.39%) Cisco CUCM
2 2 (3.39%) Cisco UCCX
2 2 (3.39%) HP SIM
2 2 (3.39%) OPNET
2 2 (3.39%) Pingdom
2 2 (3.39%) WhatsUp Gold
3 1 (1.69%) Cacti
3 1 (1.69%) PowerCLI
3 1 (1.69%) SmokePing
3 1 (1.69%) vMotion
Vendors
1 53 (89.83%) Cisco
2 30 (50.85%) Juniper
3 23 (38.98%) CheckPoint
4 16 (27.12%) Palo Alto
5 12 (20.34%) VMware
6 11 (18.64%) Microsoft
7 10 (16.95%) F5
8 9 (15.25%) Huawei
9 7 (11.86%) Aruba
10 6 (10.17%) Fortinet
11 5 (8.47%) Sourcefire
12 4 (6.78%) Meraki
13 3 (5.08%) HP
13 3 (5.08%) NetApp
13 3 (5.08%) Riverbed
13 3 (5.08%) SolarWinds
14 2 (3.39%) Ericsson
14 2 (3.39%) Intel Security
14 2 (3.39%) Splunk
14 2 (3.39%) Verint