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 2 June 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
2 Jun 2015
Same period 2014 Same period 2013
Virtual Router Redundancy Protocol (VRRP)
Rank 540 553 546
Rank change year-on-year
+13 -7
Contract jobs citing VRRP 54 24 13
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the UK 0.10% 0.046% 0.028%
As % of the Communications & Networking category 0.69% 0.35% 0.19%
Number of daily rates quoted 33 10 7
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£363 £238 £375
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+52.63% -36.66%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £252 £173 £270
10% offered a daily rate of more than £448 £383 £460
UK excluding London average daily rate £275 £238 -
% change year-on-year
+15.78% -
Number of hourly rates quoted 2 2 2
Average hourly rate £36.25 £23.11 £20.63
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
+56.85% +12.04%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £31.25 £21.02 £19.33
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £41.25 £25.20 £21.93
UK excluding London average hourly rate £36.25 £23.11 £20.63
% change year-on-year
+56.85% +12.04%

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
7777 6875 6687
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the UK 14.51% 13.14% 14.57%
Number of daily rates quoted 4358 3724 3295
Average daily rate £350 £363 £350
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
-3.44% +3.57%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £205 £200 £210
10% offered a daily rate of more than £500 £500 £500
UK excluding London average daily rate £340 £335 £315
% change year-on-year
+1.49% +6.34%
Number of hourly rates quoted 441 381 527
Average hourly rate £26.00 £19.00 £22.25
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
+36.84% -14.60%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £13.00 £12.00 £13.50
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £49.50 £40.50 £43.20
UK excluding London average hourly rate £26.50 £18.00 £22.25
% change year-on-year
+47.22% -19.10%

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 2 June 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 2 June 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 +20 52 £363 +107.14% 12
London +20 22 £375 - 2
South East -4 15 £250 +42.85% 5
Buckinghamshire - 9 £335 -
East of England - 6 £265 - 3
Berkshire +3 5 £230 +31.42% 1
Milton Keynes - 5 - -
Cambridgeshire - 4 £270 - 3
City of London +13 3 £338 - 1
Yorkshire -18 3 £375 - 2
Leeds - 3 £375 - 2
West Yorkshire - 3 £375 - 2
Manchester -8 2 - -
North West -15 2 - -
Cambridge - 2 £278 - 3
South West -1 1 - -
Newbury -6 1 - -
East Midlands -8 1 £425 -
Docklands, London - 1 - -
Wiltshire - 1 - -
Wales - 1 £250 - 3
West Midlands - 1 - -
South Wales - 1 £250 - 3
Canary Wharf - 1 - -
Newport - 1 £250 - 1
Northampton - 1 £425 -
Oxford - 1 £250 - 1
Reading - 1 - -
Swindon - 1 - -
Watford - 1 £215 -

VRRP
Top 30 Related IT Skills

For the 6 months to 2 June 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 78 (97.50%) OSPF
2 76 (95.00%) HSRP
3 72 (90.00%) Cisco
4 69 (86.25%) BGP
5 55 (68.75%) Cisco Certification
6 46 (57.50%) MPLS
7 45 (56.25%) Juniper
8 44 (55.00%) VPN
9 43 (53.75%) CCNP
10 42 (52.50%) Firewall
11 39 (48.75%) TCP/IP
12 36 (45.00%) LAN
12 36 (45.00%) WAN
12 36 (45.00%) EIGRP
13 34 (42.50%) CCIE
14 33 (41.25%) CCNA
15 30 (37.50%) Ethernet
16 29 (36.25%) CheckPoint
16 29 (36.25%) Telecoms
17 28 (35.00%) Cisco ASA
18 27 (33.75%) Cisco IOS
18 27 (33.75%) F5
19 26 (32.50%) Wireless
20 24 (30.00%) Cisco Nexus
21 23 (28.75%) CCIP
22 22 (27.50%) DNS
22 22 (27.50%) UNIX
22 22 (27.50%) Data Centre
23 21 (26.25%) Multicast
24 20 (25.00%) DHCP

VRRP
Top Related IT Skills by Category

For the 6 months to 2 June 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 1 (1.25%) MS Exchange
Applications
1 2 (2.50%) MS Visio
2 1 (1.25%) MS PowerPoint
2 1 (1.25%) MS Office
2 1 (1.25%) MS Excel
2 1 (1.25%) Fireworks
Cloud Services
1 1 (1.25%) Microsoft Azure
1 1 (1.25%) Amazon AWS
1 1 (1.25%) Virtual Private Cloud
Communications & Networking
1 78 (97.50%) OSPF
2 76 (95.00%) HSRP
3 69 (86.25%) BGP
4 46 (57.50%) MPLS
5 44 (55.00%) VPN
6 42 (52.50%) Firewall
7 39 (48.75%) TCP/IP
8 36 (45.00%) LAN
8 36 (45.00%) WAN
8 36 (45.00%) EIGRP
9 30 (37.50%) Ethernet
10 28 (35.00%) Cisco ASA
11 27 (33.75%) Cisco IOS
12 26 (32.50%) Wireless
13 24 (30.00%) Cisco Nexus
14 22 (27.50%) DNS
15 21 (26.25%) Multicast
16 20 (25.00%) DHCP
17 18 (22.50%) Junos
18 17 (21.25%) IOS XR
Database & Business Intelligence
1 1 (1.25%) SQL Server 2008
1 1 (1.25%) SQL Server 2012
1 1 (1.25%) SQL Server
Development Applications
1 1 (1.25%) VSS/SourceSafe
General
1 29 (36.25%) Telecoms
2 13 (16.25%) Finance
3 3 (3.75%) Banking
4 2 (2.50%) Retail
4 2 (2.50%) Billing
4 2 (2.50%) Local Government
5 1 (1.25%) Spanish Language
5 1 (1.25%) Electronics
5 1 (1.25%) Legal
5 1 (1.25%) Back Office
Job Titles
1 43 (53.75%) Network Engineer
2 23 (28.75%) Security Engineer
3 17 (21.25%) Network Security Engineer
4 16 (20.00%) Operations Engineer
4 16 (20.00%) IP Engineer
5 15 (18.75%) Implementation Engineer
6 10 (12.50%) Senior Network Engineer
7 6 (7.50%) Architect
7 6 (7.50%) Network Architect
8 5 (6.25%) Senior Security Engineer
8 5 (6.25%) Senior Network Security Engineer
9 4 (5.00%) Cisco Engineer
10 3 (3.75%) Network Design Engineer
10 3 (3.75%) Network Manager
10 3 (3.75%) Senior Infrastructure Engineer
10 3 (3.75%) Infrastructure Engineer
10 3 (3.75%) Design Engineer
11 2 (2.50%) Support Engineer
11 2 (2.50%) Field Engineer
11 2 (2.50%) Senior Design Engineer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 1 (1.25%) OCX
1 1 (1.25%) Web Services
Miscellaneous
1 22 (27.50%) Data Centre
2 10 (12.50%) PKI
3 7 (8.75%) Computer Science
4 4 (5.00%) Video Conferencing
5 3 (3.75%) Analytical Skills
5 3 (3.75%) Management Information System
6 2 (2.50%) NHS
6 2 (2.50%) Eurex
6 2 (2.50%) Distributed Denial-of-Service
7 1 (1.25%) SecurID
7 1 (1.25%) FlexPod
7 1 (1.25%) Hybrid Cloud
7 1 (1.25%) Clustering
Operating Systems
1 22 (27.50%) UNIX
2 19 (23.75%) Windows
2 19 (23.75%) Linux
3 2 (2.50%) Windows Server 2003
3 2 (2.50%) Windows Server 2008
3 2 (2.50%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
4 1 (1.25%) Mac OS
Processes & Methodologies
1 15 (18.75%) Load Balancing
2 13 (16.25%) Enterprise Architecture
3 10 (12.50%) Migration
4 9 (11.25%) Network Design
4 9 (11.25%) Validation
5 8 (10.00%) Information Security
5 8 (10.00%) Change Management
6 7 (8.75%) Project Management
7 6 (7.50%) Low Latency
7 6 (7.50%) Ultra-Low Latency
7 6 (7.50%) Network Monitoring
7 6 (7.50%) Mentoring
8 5 (6.25%) Security Architecture
8 5 (6.25%) Network Architecture
9 4 (5.00%) Capacity Planning
9 4 (5.00%) Problem Management
10 3 (3.75%) Service Delivery
11 2 (2.50%) CRM
11 2 (2.50%) Disaster Recovery
11 2 (2.50%) Stakeholder Management
Programming Languages
1 2 (2.50%) Perl
2 1 (1.25%) Bash Shell
2 1 (1.25%) Shell Script
Qualifications
1 55 (68.75%) Cisco Certification
2 43 (53.75%) CCNP
3 34 (42.50%) CCIE
4 33 (41.25%) CCNA
5 23 (28.75%) CCIP
6 14 (17.50%) JNCIA
6 14 (17.50%) JNCIP
6 14 (17.50%) Security Cleared
7 10 (12.50%) CCDP
7 10 (12.50%) Degree
8 9 (11.25%) DV Cleared
9 8 (10.00%) SC Cleared
10 6 (7.50%) CCSE
11 5 (6.25%) CISSP
12 3 (3.75%) VMware Certified Professional (VCP)
12 3 (3.75%) CCSA
13 2 (2.50%) CCSP
13 2 (2.50%) Check Point Certification
14 1 (1.25%) VCAP
14 1 (1.25%) VCP5
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 4 (5.00%) SLA
2 1 (1.25%) QA
System Software
1 13 (16.25%) VMware Infrastructure
2 9 (11.25%) Snort
3 3 (3.75%) VMware ESX
3 3 (3.75%) Active Directory
4 2 (2.50%) NFS
4 2 (2.50%) ProxySG
4 2 (2.50%) vSphere
5 1 (1.25%) Hyper-V
5 1 (1.25%) Terminal Services
Systems Management
1 10 (12.50%) CiscoWorks
1 10 (12.50%) OpenView
2 9 (11.25%) AirWatch
3 2 (2.50%) FortiGate
3 2 (2.50%) SolarWinds Orion
4 1 (1.25%) Cacti
4 1 (1.25%) OpenNMS
4 1 (1.25%) HP Quality Center
4 1 (1.25%) SCOM
4 1 (1.25%) Cisco Prime
4 1 (1.25%) Opsview
4 1 (1.25%) RANCID
4 1 (1.25%) Graphite
4 1 (1.25%) Iperf
4 1 (1.25%) Nagios
Vendors
1 72 (90.00%) Cisco
2 45 (56.25%) Juniper
3 29 (36.25%) CheckPoint
4 27 (33.75%) F5
5 15 (18.75%) BT
5 15 (18.75%) VMware
6 14 (17.50%) Aruba
7 12 (15.00%) HP
7 12 (15.00%) SolarWinds
8 11 (13.75%) Blue Coat
9 10 (12.50%) Websense
9 10 (12.50%) Sourcefire
10 4 (5.00%) Red Hat
11 3 (3.75%) Brocade
11 3 (3.75%) Riverbed
11 3 (3.75%) SevOne
11 3 (3.75%) Dell
12 2 (2.50%) Citrix
12 2 (2.50%) IBM
12 2 (2.50%) Mitel
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