The following table provides summary statistics for contract job vacancies advertised in the City of London with a requirement for VRRP skills. Included is a benchmarking guide to the contractor rates offered in vacancies that have cited VRRP over the 3 months to 22 June 2017 with a comparison to the same period in the previous 2 years.

Note that daily and hourly rates are treated separately in these statistics. When calculating contractor rate percentiles, daily rates are never derived from quoted hourly rates or vice versa.

Virtual Router Redundancy Protocol (VRRP)
London / City of London
3 months to
22 Jun 2017
Same period 2016 Same period 2015
Rank 164 166 209
Rank change year-on-year +2 +43  
Contract jobs citing VRRP 1 3 3
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in the City of London 0.030% 0.088% 0.052%
As % of the Communications & Networking category 0.29% 0.63% 0.40%
Number of daily rates quoted 1 2 3
Median daily rate £525 £438 £338
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +20.00% +29.62%  
UK excluding London median daily rate £325 £375 £275
% change year-on-year -13.33% +36.36%  
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 0 0
Median hourly rate - - -
UK excluding London median hourly rate - £40.00 £36.25
% change year-on-year - +10.34%  

VRRP is in the communications and computer networking skills category. The next table is for comparison with the above and provides summary statistics for all contract job vacancies advertised in the City of London with a requirement for communications and computer networking skills.

Contract Communications & Computer Network Skills
City of London
Contract job vacancies with a requirement for communications and computer networking skills 340 478 742
As % of all contract IT job vacancies advertised in the City of London 10.32% 14.04% 12.77%
Number of daily rates quoted 261 377 550
Median daily rate £427 £450 £420
Median daily rate % change year-on-year -5.11% +7.14%  
90% offered a daily rate of more than £215 £288 £275
10% offered a daily rate of more than £600 £575 £550
UK excluding London median daily rate £375 £365 £347
% change year-on-year +2.73% +5.04%  
Number of hourly rates quoted 11 7 25
Median hourly rate £24.86 £19.00 £18.70
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year +30.84% +1.60%  
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £21.40 £17.50 £16.50
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £30.00 £26.00 £41.40
UK excluding London median hourly rate £27.50 £32.50 £26.00
% change year-on-year -15.38% +25.00%  

VRRP
Job Vacancy Trend in the City of London

The job posting trend of jobs advertised in the City of London citing VRRP as a proportion of all contract or permanent IT jobs with a match in the Communications & Networking category.

Job vacancy trend for VRRP in the City of London

VRRP
Contractor Daily Rate Trend in the City of London

This chart provides the 3-month moving average for daily rates quoted in contract jobs citing VRRP in the City of London.

Contractor daily rate trend for VRRP in the City of London

For the 6 months to 22 June 2017, 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 across the City of London region with a requirement for VRRP.

1 1 (100.00%) LAN
1 1 (100.00%) WAN
1 1 (100.00%) TCP/IP
1 1 (100.00%) VPN
1 1 (100.00%) Cisco
1 1 (100.00%) CheckPoint
1 1 (100.00%) 802.11
1 1 (100.00%) OSPF
1 1 (100.00%) McAfee
1 1 (100.00%) BGP
1 1 (100.00%) EIGRP
1 1 (100.00%) Firewall
1 1 (100.00%) Wireless
1 1 (100.00%) CCSA
1 1 (100.00%) Retail
1 1 (100.00%) Network Planning
1 1 (100.00%) Cisco IOS
1 1 (100.00%) Network Security
1 1 (100.00%) Cisco ASA
1 1 (100.00%) Riverbed
1 1 (100.00%) Aruba
1 1 (100.00%) HSRP
1 1 (100.00%) Data Centre
1 1 (100.00%) 802.1X
1 1 (100.00%) Palo Alto
1 1 (100.00%) Escalation Management

VRRP
Co-occurring IT Skills in the City of London 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:

Communications & Networking
1 1 (100.00%) 802.11
1 1 (100.00%) BGP
1 1 (100.00%) Cisco ASA
1 1 (100.00%) Cisco IOS
1 1 (100.00%) EIGRP
1 1 (100.00%) Firewall
1 1 (100.00%) HSRP
1 1 (100.00%) LAN
1 1 (100.00%) Network Security
1 1 (100.00%) OSPF
1 1 (100.00%) TCP/IP
1 1 (100.00%) VPN
1 1 (100.00%) WAN
1 1 (100.00%) Wireless
General
1 1 (100.00%) Retail
Job Titles
1 1 (100.00%) Network Engineer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 1 (100.00%) 802.1X
Miscellaneous
1 1 (100.00%) Data Centre
Processes & Methodologies
1 1 (100.00%) Escalation Management
1 1 (100.00%) Network Planning
Qualifications
1 1 (100.00%) CCSA
Vendors
1 1 (100.00%) Aruba
1 1 (100.00%) CheckPoint
1 1 (100.00%) Cisco
1 1 (100.00%) McAfee
1 1 (100.00%) Palo Alto
1 1 (100.00%) Riverbed