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 28 May 2016 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
28 May 2016
Same period 2015 Same period 2014
Virtual Router Redundancy Protocol (VRRP)
Rank 631 589 575
Rank change year-on-year
-42 -14
Contract jobs citing VRRP 25 60 23
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the UK 0.046% 0.11% 0.044%
As % of the Communications & Networking category 0.29% 0.74% 0.33%
Number of daily rates quoted 13 37 10
Median daily rate £385 £363 £238
Median daily rate % change year-on-year
+6.20% +52.63%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £275 £256 £173
10% offered a daily rate of more than £525 £455 £383
UK excluding London median daily rate £368 £283 £238
% change year-on-year
+30.08% +18.94%
Number of hourly rates quoted 3 3 2
Median hourly rate £40.00 £40.00 £23.11
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year
- +73.08%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £19.20 £32.00 £21.02
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £42.00 £42.00 £25.20
UK excluding London median hourly rate £27.00 £40.00 £23.11
% change year-on-year
-32.50% +73.08%

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
8646 8141 7058
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the UK 15.86% 14.75% 13.37%
Number of daily rates quoted 5244 4531 3855
Median daily rate £390 £350 £360
Median daily rate % change year-on-year
+11.42% -2.77%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £245 £200 £200
10% offered a daily rate of more than £533 £500 £500
UK excluding London median daily rate £365 £340 £338
% change year-on-year
+7.35% +0.74%
Number of hourly rates quoted 384 474 399
Median hourly rate £27.50 £25.00 £19.00
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year
+10.00% +31.57%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £12.50 £13.00 £12.00
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £47.83 £43.00 £40.50
UK excluding London median hourly rate £29.00 £26.00 £18.00
% change year-on-year
+11.53% +44.44%

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 28 May 2016.

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
Hourly Rate Histogram

This chart provides a histogram of hourly rates quoted in contract IT jobs citing VRRP within the UK over the 3 months to 28 May 2016.

VRRP Hourly Rate Histogram in the UK

VRRP
Top 19 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 28 May 2016. 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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statistics and trends)
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 -48 23 £385 +2.66% 8
London -23 11 £500 +33.33% 4
Berkshire -5 7 £425 +84.78% 1
South East -8 7 £425 +70.00% 3
Reading +6 5 £425 -
City of London +39 4 £375 +11.11% 1
Yorkshire +10 1 £350 -6.66%
Birmingham +5 1 £275 -
East of England +3 1 - -
West Yorkshire 0 1 £350 -6.66%
Bedfordshire 0 1 - -
Leeds -5 1 £350 -6.66%
North West -5 1 £385 -
West Midlands -6 1 £275 - 1
Channel Islands - 1 - -
Guernsey - 1 - -
Jersey - 1 - -
Ilford - 1 - -
Cheshire - 1 £385 -

VRRP
Top 30 Related IT Skills

For the 6 months to 28 May 2016, 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 54 (91.53%) OSPF
2 49 (83.05%) HSRP
3 48 (81.36%) Cisco
4 46 (77.97%) BGP
5 44 (74.58%) Firewall
6 39 (66.10%) Cisco Certification
7 32 (54.24%) VPN
8 31 (52.54%) TCP/IP
9 30 (50.85%) DNS
10 29 (49.15%) F5
11 28 (47.46%) EIGRP
12 26 (44.07%) CCNP
12 26 (44.07%) CheckPoint
13 25 (42.37%) Juniper
13 25 (42.37%) Windows
14 22 (37.29%) DHCP
14 22 (37.29%) IPsec
14 22 (37.29%) VLAN
15 19 (32.20%) Spanning Tree
16 18 (30.51%) MPLS
17 17 (28.81%) WAN
17 17 (28.81%) LAN
17 17 (28.81%) Cisco ASA
17 17 (28.81%) High Availability
18 16 (27.12%) Cisco Nexus
18 16 (27.12%) CCIE
19 15 (25.42%) SNMP
19 15 (25.42%) Wireless
20 14 (23.73%) Data Centre
21 13 (22.03%) Palo Alto

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 1 (1.69%) Exchange Server 2010
1 1 (1.69%) MS Exchange
1 1 (1.69%) OpenStack
Applications
1 7 (11.86%) MS Excel
2 5 (8.47%) MS Visio
3 1 (1.69%) MS Office
Cloud Services
1 2 (3.39%) Amazon AWS
1 2 (3.39%) SoftLayer
2 1 (1.69%) Cloud Computing
2 1 (1.69%) IaaS
2 1 (1.69%) SaaS
Communications & Networking
1 54 (91.53%) OSPF
2 49 (83.05%) HSRP
3 46 (77.97%) BGP
4 44 (74.58%) Firewall
5 32 (54.24%) VPN
6 31 (52.54%) TCP/IP
7 30 (50.85%) DNS
8 28 (47.46%) EIGRP
9 22 (37.29%) DHCP
9 22 (37.29%) IPsec
9 22 (37.29%) VLAN
10 19 (32.20%) Spanning Tree
11 18 (30.51%) MPLS
12 17 (28.81%) Cisco ASA
12 17 (28.81%) LAN
12 17 (28.81%) WAN
13 16 (27.12%) Cisco Nexus
14 15 (25.42%) SNMP
14 15 (25.42%) Wireless
15 13 (22.03%) Cisco IOS
Database & Business Intelligence
1 1 (1.69%) Informix
1 1 (1.69%) MongoDB
1 1 (1.69%) MySQL
1 1 (1.69%) NoSQL
1 1 (1.69%) Oracle Reports
1 1 (1.69%) RDBMS
1 1 (1.69%) Redis
1 1 (1.69%) Relational Database
Development Applications
1 1 (1.69%) Git (software)
1 1 (1.69%) Hudson
1 1 (1.69%) Jenkins
1 1 (1.69%) JIRA
1 1 (1.69%) Sonatype Nexus
1 1 (1.69%) Subversion
General
1 12 (20.34%) Finance
2 10 (16.95%) Telecoms
3 8 (13.56%) Banking
4 4 (6.78%) Retail
4 4 (6.78%) Spanish Language
5 3 (5.08%) Investment Banking
6 2 (3.39%) Back Office
6 2 (3.39%) Billing
6 2 (3.39%) Games
7 1 (1.69%) Dutch Language
7 1 (1.69%) French Language
7 1 (1.69%) German Language
7 1 (1.69%) Legal
7 1 (1.69%) Local Government
7 1 (1.69%) Publishing
Job Titles
1 28 (47.46%) Network Engineer
2 12 (20.34%) Security Engineer
3 9 (15.25%) IP Engineer
4 8 (13.56%) Senior Network Engineer
5 7 (11.86%) Design Engineer
5 7 (11.86%) IP Security Engineer
6 5 (8.47%) Architect
6 5 (8.47%) Data Engineer
6 5 (8.47%) IP Design Engineer
6 5 (8.47%) Network Security Engineer
6 5 (8.47%) Senior Data Engineer
7 4 (6.78%) Network Architect
7 4 (6.78%) Transmission Engineer
8 3 (5.08%) Cisco Engineer
8 3 (5.08%) Cisco Network Engineer
9 2 (3.39%) Network Specialist
9 2 (3.39%) Network Support
9 2 (3.39%) Security Consultant
9 2 (3.39%) Senior Security Engineer
9 2 (3.39%) Support Specialist
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 11 (18.64%) 802.1X
2 5 (8.47%) XML
3 2 (3.39%) Web Services
4 1 (1.69%) ActiveMQ
4 1 (1.69%) CSS
4 1 (1.69%) Middleware
4 1 (1.69%) RabbitMQ
Miscellaneous
1 14 (23.73%) Data Centre
2 7 (11.86%) Computer Science
2 7 (11.86%) Distributed Denial-of-Service
3 5 (8.47%) Management Information System
4 3 (5.08%) Clustering
5 2 (3.39%) PKI
6 1 (1.69%) Enterprise Storage
6 1 (1.69%) NHS
6 1 (1.69%) Private Cloud
6 1 (1.69%) Replication
6 1 (1.69%) Visualisation
Operating Systems
1 25 (42.37%) Windows
2 13 (22.03%) Linux
3 10 (16.95%) Windows Server
4 8 (13.56%) Unix
5 4 (6.78%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
6 3 (5.08%) Windows Server 2008
7 2 (3.39%) Windows Server 2003
8 1 (1.69%) CatOS
8 1 (1.69%) CentOS
8 1 (1.69%) Windows 10
8 1 (1.69%) Windows 7
8 1 (1.69%) Windows 8
Processes & Methodologies
1 17 (28.81%) High Availability
2 11 (18.64%) Load Balancing
3 9 (15.25%) Network Planning
4 8 (13.56%) Network Monitoring
5 7 (11.86%) Change Management
5 7 (11.86%) DDoS Mitigation
5 7 (11.86%) Kalman Filter
5 7 (11.86%) Network Architecture
6 6 (10.17%) Deep Packet Inspection
6 6 (10.17%) Multi-Factor Authentication
6 6 (10.17%) Two-Factor Authentication
7 5 (8.47%) Change Control
7 5 (8.47%) Low Latency
7 5 (8.47%) Security Architecture
7 5 (8.47%) Service Delivery
8 4 (6.78%) Capacity Planning
8 4 (6.78%) ITIL
8 4 (6.78%) Network Design
8 4 (6.78%) Network Management
8 4 (6.78%) Problem Management
Programming Languages
1 8 (13.56%) Shell Script
2 4 (6.78%) Bash Shell
3 3 (5.08%) Perl
4 1 (1.69%) Java
4 1 (1.69%) Korn
4 1 (1.69%) Python
4 1 (1.69%) Ruby
4 1 (1.69%) SQL
Qualifications
1 39 (66.10%) Cisco Certification
2 26 (44.07%) CCNP
3 16 (27.12%) CCIE
4 12 (20.34%) CCSE
4 12 (20.34%) Degree
5 11 (18.64%) CCNA
6 10 (16.95%) CISSP
7 7 (11.86%) CCSA
8 2 (3.39%) CCDP
8 2 (3.39%) CCSP
8 2 (3.39%) VMware Certified Professional (VCP)
9 1 (1.69%) Check Point Certification
9 1 (1.69%) JNCIA
9 1 (1.69%) JNCIS
9 1 (1.69%) RHCT
9 1 (1.69%) SC Cleared
9 1 (1.69%) Security Cleared
9 1 (1.69%) VCP4
9 1 (1.69%) VERITAS Certified Professional (VCP)
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 1 (1.69%) ISO/IEC 17799
1 1 (1.69%) ISO/IEC 27001
1 1 (1.69%) PCI DSS
1 1 (1.69%) QA
System Software
1 7 (11.86%) Snort
1 7 (11.86%) VMware ESX
2 6 (10.17%) ProxySG
2 6 (10.17%) VMware Infrastructure
3 3 (5.08%) Active Directory
4 2 (3.39%) vCloud
5 1 (1.69%) VMware Workstation
5 1 (1.69%) vSphere
Systems Management
1 6 (10.17%) FortiGate
1 6 (10.17%) Proventia
2 5 (8.47%) Cacti
2 5 (8.47%) Nagios
3 4 (6.78%) SmokePing
4 2 (3.39%) NSN NetAct
5 1 (1.69%) Cisco CUCM
5 1 (1.69%) Cisco Prime
5 1 (1.69%) Graphite
5 1 (1.69%) NetBackup
5 1 (1.69%) Opsview
5 1 (1.69%) SolarWinds Orion
5 1 (1.69%) TrustSec
Vendors
1 48 (81.36%) Cisco
2 29 (49.15%) F5
3 26 (44.07%) CheckPoint
4 25 (42.37%) Juniper
5 13 (22.03%) Palo Alto
6 12 (20.34%) Blue Coat
7 11 (18.64%) Microsoft
8 10 (16.95%) VMware
9 9 (15.25%) Aruba
10 6 (10.17%) Riverbed
10 6 (10.17%) SolarWinds
10 6 (10.17%) Sourcefire
11 5 (8.47%) Fortinet
12 4 (6.78%) Intel Security
12 4 (6.78%) Red Hat
12 4 (6.78%) SAP
12 4 (6.78%) Stonesoft
13 3 (5.08%) Citrix
13 3 (5.08%) HP
13 3 (5.08%) Nokia
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