The table below looks at the statistics for VRRP 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 VRRP over the 3 months to 8 February 2016 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
8 Feb 2016
Same period 2015 Same period 2014
Virtual Router Redundancy Protocol (VRRP)
Rank - - -
Contract jobs citing VRRP 0 0 0
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the West Midlands - - -
As % of the Communications & Networking category - - -
Number of daily rates quoted 0 0 0
Average daily rate - - -
UK excluding London average daily rate £388 £319 £438
% change year-on-year
+21.56% -27.14%
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 0 0
Average hourly rate - - -
UK excluding London average hourly rate £45.00 - -
VRRP
England

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
262 310 262
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the West Midlands 10.41% 14.03% 12.52%
Number of daily rates quoted 135 134 125
Average daily rate £375 £310 £338
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+20.96% -8.14%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £160 £155 £150
10% offered a daily rate of more than £500 £450 £474
UK excluding London average daily rate £363 £350 £350
% change year-on-year
+3.57% -
Number of hourly rates quoted 11 45 13
Average hourly rate £21.00 £26.00 £21.00
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
-19.23% +23.80%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £18.00 £12.38 £14.70
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £22.50 £37.89 £29.72
UK excluding London average hourly rate £29.00 £26.00 £21.00
% change year-on-year
+11.53% +23.80%

VRRP
Jobs Demand Trend in the West Midlands

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

VRRP Jobs Demand Trend in the West Midlands

VRRP
Daily Rate Trend in the West Midlands

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

VRRP Daily Rate Trend in the West Midlands

VRRP
Top 21 Related IT Skills in the West Midlands

For the 6 months to 8 February 2016, IT contractor jobs across the West Midlands region 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 2 (100.00%) Linux
1 2 (100.00%) VPN
1 2 (100.00%) Juniper
2 1 (50.00%) CheckPoint
2 1 (50.00%) VSS/SourceSafe
2 1 (50.00%) SSL
2 1 (50.00%) Cisco
2 1 (50.00%) Active Directory
2 1 (50.00%) Firewall
2 1 (50.00%) VMware
2 1 (50.00%) ION Trading
2 1 (50.00%) SecurID
2 1 (50.00%) Brocade
2 1 (50.00%) SC Cleared
2 1 (50.00%) Security Cleared
2 1 (50.00%) VMware Infrastructure
2 1 (50.00%) Cisco ASA
2 1 (50.00%) F5
2 1 (50.00%) Non-Functional Testing
2 1 (50.00%) NetScaler
2 1 (50.00%) 802.1X

VRRP
Top Related IT Skills in the West Midlands by Category

For the 6 months to 8 February 2016, IT contractor jobs across the West Midlands region 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.

Communications & Networking
1 2 (100.00%) VPN
2 1 (50.00%) Cisco ASA
2 1 (50.00%) Firewall
2 1 (50.00%) NetScaler
2 1 (50.00%) SSL
Development Applications
1 1 (50.00%) VSS/SourceSafe
Job Titles
1 2 (100.00%) Network Engineer
2 1 (50.00%) Cisco Engineer
2 1 (50.00%) Cisco Network Engineer
2 1 (50.00%) VMware Engineer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 1 (50.00%) 802.1X
Miscellaneous
1 1 (50.00%) SecurID
Operating Systems
1 2 (100.00%) Linux
Processes & Methodologies
1 1 (50.00%) Non-Functional Testing
Qualifications
1 1 (50.00%) SC Cleared
1 1 (50.00%) Security Cleared
System Software
1 1 (50.00%) Active Directory
1 1 (50.00%) VMware Infrastructure
Vendors
1 2 (100.00%) Juniper
2 1 (50.00%) Brocade
2 1 (50.00%) CheckPoint
2 1 (50.00%) Cisco
2 1 (50.00%) F5
2 1 (50.00%) ION Trading
2 1 (50.00%) VMware