The table below looks at the statistics for RIP skills in IT contracts advertised for the West Midlands region. Included is a guide to the average contractor rates offered in IT contracts that have cited RIP over the 3 months to 19 September 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
19 Sep 2014
Same period 2013 Same period 2012
Routing Information Protocol (RIP)
Rank 127 - 113
Rank change year-on-year
- 0
Contract jobs citing RIP 1 0 1
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the West Midlands 0.039% - 0.044%
As % of the Communications & Networking category 0.22% - 0.28%
Number of daily rates quoted 1 0 0
Average daily rate
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£160 - -
UK excluding London average daily rate £455 £290 £325
% change year-on-year
+56.89% -10.76%
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 0 0
Average hourly rate - - -
UK excluding London average hourly rate £33.00 £37.50 -
% change year-on-year
-12.00% -
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The following table is for comparison with the above and provides statistics for the entire Communications & Networking category in contract jobs advertised in the West Midlands region.

Communications & Networking Category
West Midlands
Contract IT job ads with a match in the
Communications & Networking category
461 306 355
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the West Midlands 17.93% 14.50% 15.54%
Number of daily rates quoted 231 145 142
Average daily rate £320 £345 £300
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
-7.24% +15.00%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £160 £178 £150
10% offered a daily rate of more than £450 £450 £425
UK excluding London average daily rate £347 £325 £330
% change year-on-year
+6.91% -1.51%
Number of hourly rates quoted 30 35 44
Average hourly rate £20.00 £16.50 £28.00
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
+21.21% -41.07%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £14.50 £12.00 £15.00
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £30.00 £27.50 £37.50
UK excluding London average hourly rate £22.50 £22.50 £24.97
% change year-on-year
- -9.89%

RIP
Jobs Demand Trend in the West Midlands

This chart provides a 3-month moving total of IT contractor jobs citing RIP across the West Midlands region as a proportion of the total demand within the Communications & Networking category.

RIP Jobs Demand Trend in the West Midlands

RIP
Daily Rate Trend in the West Midlands

This chart provides the 3-month moving average for daily rates quoted in IT contract jobs citing RIP across the West Midlands region.

RIP Daily Rate Trend in the West Midlands

RIP
Hourly Rate Trend in the West Midlands

This chart provides the 3-month moving average for hourly rates quoted in IT contractor jobs citing RIP across the West Midlands region.

RIP Hourly Rate Trend in the West Midlands

RIP
Top 30 Related IT Skills in the West Midlands

For the 6 months to 19 September 2014, IT contractor jobs across the West Midlands region citing RIP 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 RIP.

1 4 (100.00%) LAN
1 4 (100.00%) WAN
1 4 (100.00%) BGP
1 4 (100.00%) MPLS
1 4 (100.00%) OSPF
1 4 (100.00%) SC Cleared
1 4 (100.00%) Security Cleared
2 3 (75.00%) IPsec
2 3 (75.00%) SNMP
2 3 (75.00%) HSRP
3 2 (50.00%) DHCP
3 2 (50.00%) DAB
4 1 (25.00%) LLU
4 1 (25.00%) Remedy
4 1 (25.00%) xDSL
4 1 (25.00%) Network Management
4 1 (25.00%) BT
4 1 (25.00%) Telecoms
4 1 (25.00%) Migration
4 1 (25.00%) Cramer
4 1 (25.00%) Ethernet
4 1 (25.00%) PSTN
4 1 (25.00%) UNIX
4 1 (25.00%) ADSL
4 1 (25.00%) Broadband
4 1 (25.00%) ISDN
4 1 (25.00%) TCP/IP
4 1 (25.00%) Cisco
4 1 (25.00%) CCNP
4 1 (25.00%) CCNA

RIP
Top Related IT Skills in the West Midlands by Category

For the 6 months to 19 September 2014, IT contractor jobs across the West Midlands region citing RIP 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 RIP. Up to 20 skills are shown per category.

Communications & Networking
1 4 (100.00%) LAN
1 4 (100.00%) WAN
1 4 (100.00%) BGP
1 4 (100.00%) MPLS
1 4 (100.00%) OSPF
2 3 (75.00%) IPsec
2 3 (75.00%) SNMP
2 3 (75.00%) HSRP
3 2 (50.00%) DHCP
3 2 (50.00%) DAB
4 1 (25.00%) LLU
4 1 (25.00%) xDSL
4 1 (25.00%) Ethernet
4 1 (25.00%) PSTN
4 1 (25.00%) ADSL
4 1 (25.00%) Broadband
4 1 (25.00%) ISDN
4 1 (25.00%) TCP/IP
4 1 (25.00%) Internet
4 1 (25.00%) DSLAM
General
1 1 (25.00%) Telecoms
Job Titles
1 2 (50.00%) Architect
1 2 (50.00%) Senior Architect
1 2 (50.00%) Network Architect
1 2 (50.00%) Senior Network Architect
2 1 (25.00%) Network Engineer
Operating Systems
1 1 (25.00%) UNIX
Processes & Methodologies
1 1 (25.00%) Network Management
1 1 (25.00%) Migration
Qualifications
1 4 (100.00%) SC Cleared
1 4 (100.00%) Security Cleared
2 1 (25.00%) CCNP
2 1 (25.00%) CCNA
2 1 (25.00%) Cisco Certification
Vendors
1 1 (25.00%) Remedy
1 1 (25.00%) BT
1 1 (25.00%) Cramer
1 1 (25.00%) Cisco