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 1 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
1 Oct 2014
Same period 2013 Same period 2012
Virtual Router Redundancy Protocol (VRRP)
Rank 569 553 557
Rank change year-on-year
-16 +4
Contract jobs citing VRRP 48 37 42
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the UK 0.084% 0.070% 0.073%
As % of the Communications & Networking category 0.58% 0.52% 0.48%
Number of daily rates quoted 24 13 8
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£313 £350 £291
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
-10.71% +20.17%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £296 £288 £225
10% offered a daily rate of more than £425 £375 £415
UK excluding London average daily rate £360 £325 £323
% change year-on-year
+10.76% +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
8244 7164 8815
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the UK 14.41% 13.60% 15.33%
Number of daily rates quoted 4569 3904 4038
Average daily rate £363 £365 £350
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
-0.68% +4.28%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £225 £218 £200
10% offered a daily rate of more than £500 £525 £495
UK excluding London average daily rate £347 £325 £338
% change year-on-year
+6.91% -3.70%
Number of hourly rates quoted 452 410 686
Average hourly rate £24.18 £22.00 £21.50
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
+9.88% +2.32%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £12.50 £12.55 £12.00
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £45.00 £41.00 £45.00
UK excluding London average hourly rate £24.50 £22.50 £22.50
% change year-on-year
+8.88% -

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 1 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 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 1 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 -8 47 £313 -10.71% 7
London +19 34 £313 -10.71% 5
City of London +43 14 £300 - 3
South East -7 9 £368 +5.00% 2
Surrey - 6 £368 -
Guildford - 5 £368 -
East of England -24 3 £413 +37.50%
Hertfordshire - 3 £413 -
Berkshire +17 2 - - 2
Hampshire - - - -
Hemel Hempstead - - - -
Hertford - - - -
Bedford - - - -
Birmingham - - - -
Caerphilly - - - -
Crawley - - - -
Reading - - - - 2
Rotherham - - - -
Sandwich - - - -
Staines - - - -
Uxbridge - - - -
Watford - - - -
Bedfordshire - - - -
Kent - - - -
South Yorkshire - - - -
West Sussex - - - -
Yorkshire - - - -
South Wales - - - -
Wales - - - -
West Midlands - - - -

VRRP
Top 30 Related IT Skills

For the 6 months to 1 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 68 (94.44%) Cisco
2 65 (90.28%) BGP
2 65 (90.28%) Firewall
3 61 (84.72%) OSPF
4 57 (79.17%) HSRP
5 55 (76.39%) VPN
6 46 (63.89%) TCP/IP
6 46 (63.89%) Cisco Certification
7 40 (55.56%) Juniper
8 36 (50.00%) WAN
9 33 (45.83%) Cisco Nexus
10 32 (44.44%) CCIE
11 31 (43.06%) CheckPoint
12 28 (38.89%) SNMP
12 28 (38.89%) LAN
12 28 (38.89%) VLAN
13 27 (37.50%) CCNP
14 26 (36.11%) F5
15 24 (33.33%) Cisco IOS
16 21 (29.17%) Ethernet
16 21 (29.17%) EIGRP
17 19 (26.39%) MPLS
17 19 (26.39%) Blue Coat
17 19 (26.39%) Network Security
18 17 (23.61%) Analytical Skills
19 16 (22.22%) Perl
19 16 (22.22%) UNIX
20 15 (20.83%) VoIP
20 15 (20.83%) PPP
20 15 (20.83%) DMVPN

VRRP
Top Related IT Skills by Category

For the 6 months to 1 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 (4.17%) OpenStack
2 2 (2.78%) Apache
2 2 (2.78%) Tomcat
2 2 (2.78%) Node.js
2 2 (2.78%) lighttpd
Applications
1 5 (6.94%) MS Visio
1 5 (6.94%) MS Office
2 1 (1.39%) MS Excel
Cloud Services
1 3 (4.17%) Cloud Computing
2 1 (1.39%) SaaS
Communications & Networking
1 65 (90.28%) BGP
1 65 (90.28%) Firewall
2 61 (84.72%) OSPF
3 57 (79.17%) HSRP
4 55 (76.39%) VPN
5 46 (63.89%) TCP/IP
6 36 (50.00%) WAN
7 33 (45.83%) Cisco Nexus
8 28 (38.89%) SNMP
8 28 (38.89%) LAN
8 28 (38.89%) VLAN
9 24 (33.33%) Cisco IOS
10 21 (29.17%) Ethernet
10 21 (29.17%) EIGRP
11 19 (26.39%) MPLS
11 19 (26.39%) Network Security
12 15 (20.83%) VoIP
12 15 (20.83%) PPP
12 15 (20.83%) DMVPN
13 14 (19.44%) TACACS
Database & Business Intelligence
1 2 (2.78%) MySQL
2 1 (1.39%) SQL Server
Development Applications
1 3 (4.17%) Git (software)
1 3 (4.17%) Selenium
1 3 (4.17%) Atlassian Bamboo
1 3 (4.17%) Jenkins
1 3 (4.17%) Subversion
General
1 12 (16.67%) Banking
1 12 (16.67%) Finance
2 9 (12.50%) Telecoms
3 5 (6.94%) Spanish Language
4 3 (4.17%) Retail
5 2 (2.78%) Back Office
5 2 (2.78%) Investment Banking
5 2 (2.78%) Billing
5 2 (2.78%) Russian Language
6 1 (1.39%) Law
Job Titles
1 32 (44.44%) Network Engineer
2 16 (22.22%) Security Engineer
3 14 (19.44%) Senior Network Engineer
4 12 (16.67%) Network Security Engineer
5 11 (15.28%) Solutions Architect
5 11 (15.28%) Architect
6 9 (12.50%) Senior Network Security Engineer
6 9 (12.50%) Consultant
6 9 (12.50%) Senior Security Engineer
7 8 (11.11%) Cisco Engineer
7 8 (11.11%) Network Consultant
8 7 (9.72%) Cisco Network Consultant
8 7 (9.72%) Cisco Consultant
8 7 (9.72%) Support Engineer
9 6 (8.33%) IP Engineer
10 5 (6.94%) Network Design Architect
10 5 (6.94%) Network Support
10 5 (6.94%) Network Architect
11 4 (5.56%) Cisco Network Engineer
11 4 (5.56%) Network Support Engineer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 12 (16.67%) FIX Protocol
Miscellaneous
1 17 (23.61%) Analytical Skills
2 11 (15.28%) FlexPod
3 2 (2.78%) NHS
3 2 (2.78%) Digital Media
4 1 (1.39%) Video Conferencing
4 1 (1.39%) SCADA
4 1 (1.39%) Clustering
4 1 (1.39%) Management Information System
Operating Systems
1 16 (22.22%) UNIX
2 4 (5.56%) Linux
3 3 (4.17%) Windows
Processes & Methodologies
1 12 (16.67%) Load Balancing
2 10 (13.89%) Network Management
3 9 (12.50%) Mentoring
4 8 (11.11%) Network Design
4 8 (11.11%) Network Architecture
5 7 (9.72%) Kalman Filter
5 7 (9.72%) Low Latency
5 7 (9.72%) Project Management
5 7 (9.72%) Change Management
5 7 (9.72%) Validation
6 5 (6.94%) Network Monitoring
6 5 (6.94%) Network Planning
7 4 (5.56%) Migration
8 3 (4.17%) Test Automation
8 3 (4.17%) Continuous Integration
8 3 (4.17%) DevOps
8 3 (4.17%) Deep Packet Inspection
8 3 (4.17%) Dependency Management
8 3 (4.17%) Agile Software Development
9 2 (2.78%) Scrum
Programming Languages
1 16 (22.22%) Perl
2 7 (9.72%) R
3 3 (4.17%) Java
3 3 (4.17%) JavaScript
4 1 (1.39%) SQL
Qualifications
1 46 (63.89%) Cisco Certification
2 32 (44.44%) CCIE
3 27 (37.50%) CCNP
4 10 (13.89%) CCNA
5 6 (8.33%) CCSE
6 4 (5.56%) MCT
7 3 (4.17%) JNCIP
8 2 (2.78%) Degree
8 2 (2.78%) Security Cleared
9 1 (1.39%) SC Cleared
9 1 (1.39%) JNCIE
9 1 (1.39%) JNCIS
9 1 (1.39%) CCDP
9 1 (1.39%) Check Point Certification
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 6 (8.33%) SLA
System Software
1 14 (19.44%) Snort
2 7 (9.72%) ProxySG
3 5 (6.94%) NFS
4 3 (4.17%) Xen
5 2 (2.78%) Active Directory
6 1 (1.39%) vSphere
6 1 (1.39%) Forefront TMG
6 1 (1.39%) Firmware
6 1 (1.39%) ISA Server
Systems Management
1 11 (15.28%) OpenNMS
1 11 (15.28%) RANCID
2 3 (4.17%) Puppet
2 3 (4.17%) FortiGate
2 3 (4.17%) Vagrant
2 3 (4.17%) Opscode Chef
2 3 (4.17%) Nagios
3 1 (1.39%) SolarWinds Orion
3 1 (1.39%) CiscoWorks
Vendors
1 68 (94.44%) Cisco
2 40 (55.56%) Juniper
3 31 (43.06%) CheckPoint
4 26 (36.11%) F5
5 19 (26.39%) Blue Coat
6 14 (19.44%) Sourcefire
7 9 (12.50%) Huawei
7 9 (12.50%) Nokia
8 8 (11.11%) Redback
8 8 (11.11%) Radware
9 7 (9.72%) Ericsson
10 6 (8.33%) Microsoft
11 5 (6.94%) Brocade
11 5 (6.94%) WatchGuard
11 5 (6.94%) IronPort
11 5 (6.94%) Siemens
11 5 (6.94%) McAfee
12 4 (5.56%) Trustwave
13 3 (4.17%) SolarWinds
13 3 (4.17%) HP
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