The following table provides summary statistics for contract job vacancies advertised in England with a requirement for RIP skills. Included is a benchmarking guide to the contractor rates offered in vacancies that have cited RIP over the 3 months to 27 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.

Routing Information Protocol (RIP)
UK / England
3 months to
27 Jun 2017
Same period 2016 Same period 2015
Rank 586 597 601
Rank change year-on-year +11 +4  
Contract jobs citing RIP 15 26 25
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in England 0.035% 0.052% 0.050%
As % of the Communications & Networking category 0.25% 0.33% 0.34%
Number of daily rates quoted 9 5 17
Median daily rate £340 £500 £363
Median daily rate % change year-on-year -32.00% +37.93%  
90% offered a daily rate of more than £312 £313 £230
10% offered a daily rate of more than £552 £500 £425
UK excluding London median daily rate £269 £350 £296
% change year-on-year -23.21% +18.14%  
Number of hourly rates quoted 3 7 1
Median hourly rate £13.50 £47.83 £40.00
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year -71.77% +19.57%  
UK excluding London median hourly rate £33.00 £47.83 £40.00
% change year-on-year -31.00% +19.57%  

RIP 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 England with a requirement for communications and computer networking skills.

Contract Communications & Computer Network Skills
England
Contract job vacancies with a requirement for communications and computer networking skills 5971 7879 7392
As % of all contract IT job vacancies advertised in England 13.81% 15.89% 14.72%
Number of daily rates quoted 3552 4865 4238
Median daily rate £400 £400 £360
Median daily rate % change year-on-year - +11.11%  
90% offered a daily rate of more than £218 £240 £220
10% offered a daily rate of more than £550 £550 £500
UK excluding London median daily rate £375 £365 £340
% change year-on-year +2.73% +7.35%  
Number of hourly rates quoted 352 364 431
Median hourly rate £24.86 £28.00 £22.83
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year -11.21% +22.64%  
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £12.00 £12.50 £12.50
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £50.00 £47.83 £45.00
UK excluding London median hourly rate £30.00 £31.50 £24.00
% change year-on-year -4.76% +31.25%  

RIP
Job Vacancy Trend in England

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

Job vacancy trend for RIP in England

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Contractor Daily Rate Trend in England

This chart provides the 3-month moving average for daily rates quoted in contract jobs citing RIP in England.

Contractor daily rate trend for RIP in England

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Contractor Daily Rate Histogram in England

The daily rate distribution of IT jobs citing RIP in England over the 3 months to 27 June 2017.

Contractor daily rate histogram for RIP in England

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Contractor Hourly Rate Trend in England

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

Contractor hourly rate trend for RIP in England

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Contractor Hourly Rate Histogram in England

The hourly rate distribution of IT jobs citing RIP in England over the 3 months to 27 June 2017.

Contractor hourly rate histogram for RIP in England

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Contract Job Locations in England

The table below looks at the demand and provides a guide to the median contractor rates quoted in IT jobs citing RIP within the England region over the 3 months to 27 June 2017. 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 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
London +9 10 £370 -26.00% 3
South East +2 3 - - 1
East of England -1 1 - - 1
East Midlands - 1 £313 -
RIP
UK

For the 6 months to 27 June 2017, IT contractor jobs citing RIP 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 England region with a requirement for RIP.

1 23 (88.46%) Cisco
1 23 (88.46%) OSPF
2 21 (80.77%) BGP
2 21 (80.77%) Cisco Certification
3 19 (73.08%) CCNP
3 19 (73.08%) EIGRP
4 16 (61.54%) LAN
4 16 (61.54%) WAN
4 16 (61.54%) VPN
5 15 (57.69%) MPLS
6 12 (46.15%) TCP/IP
7 11 (42.31%) CCNA
7 11 (42.31%) Finance
8 9 (34.62%) Firewall
9 8 (30.77%) CCIE
9 8 (30.77%) Ethernet
9 8 (30.77%) ADSL
9 8 (30.77%) F5
10 7 (26.92%) Multicast
10 7 (26.92%) 802.1X
10 7 (26.92%) Internet
10 7 (26.92%) Juniper
10 7 (26.92%) Telecoms
10 7 (26.92%) Migration
11 6 (23.08%) Security Cleared
11 6 (23.08%) Cisco ASA
11 6 (23.08%) Riverbed
11 6 (23.08%) CCDP
11 6 (23.08%) DSL
11 6 (23.08%) ATM

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Co-occurring IT Skills in England 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 (3.85%) Skype for Business
Applications
1 4 (15.38%) Microsoft Office
1 4 (15.38%) MS Visio
2 2 (7.69%) Microsoft Excel
Cloud Services
1 1 (3.85%) Amazon AWS
1 1 (3.85%) Azure Active Directory
1 1 (3.85%) Microsoft Azure
1 1 (3.85%) Office 365
Communications & Networking
1 23 (88.46%) OSPF
2 21 (80.77%) BGP
3 19 (73.08%) EIGRP
4 16 (61.54%) LAN
4 16 (61.54%) VPN
4 16 (61.54%) WAN
5 15 (57.69%) MPLS
6 12 (46.15%) TCP/IP
7 9 (34.62%) Firewall
8 8 (30.77%) ADSL
8 8 (30.77%) Ethernet
9 7 (26.92%) Internet
9 7 (26.92%) Multicast
10 6 (23.08%) ATM
10 6 (23.08%) Cisco ASA
10 6 (23.08%) DSL
10 6 (23.08%) xDSL
11 5 (19.23%) Cisco Nexus
11 5 (19.23%) DHCP
12 4 (15.38%) HSRP
Development Applications
1 3 (11.54%) VSS/SourceSafe
General
1 11 (42.31%) Finance
2 7 (26.92%) Telecoms
3 2 (7.69%) Banking
4 1 (3.85%) Electronics
4 1 (3.85%) Financial Institution
4 1 (3.85%) Investment Banking
4 1 (3.85%) Manufacturing
Job Titles
1 14 (53.85%) Network Engineer
2 5 (19.23%) WAN Engineer
3 4 (15.38%) Cisco Engineer
3 4 (15.38%) Cisco Network Engineer
4 3 (11.54%) LAN Engineer
4 3 (11.54%) LAN/WAN Engineer
5 2 (7.69%) Network Operations Engineer
5 2 (7.69%) Network Security Engineer
5 2 (7.69%) NOC Engineer
5 2 (7.69%) Operations Engineer
5 2 (7.69%) Project Manager
5 2 (7.69%) Provisioning Engineer
5 2 (7.69%) Security Engineer
5 2 (7.69%) Senior Network Engineer
6 1 (3.85%) Architect
6 1 (3.85%) Senior Cisco Engineer
6 1 (3.85%) Senior Cisco Network Engineer
6 1 (3.85%) Senior Manager
6 1 (3.85%) Technical Project Manager
6 1 (3.85%) VoIP Engineer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 7 (26.92%) 802.1X
2 3 (11.54%) RFC 2544
3 2 (7.69%) COM
4 1 (3.85%) CSS
Miscellaneous
1 4 (15.38%) Data Centre
2 2 (7.69%) Analytical Skills
2 2 (7.69%) Linux Command Line
3 1 (3.85%) Computer Science
3 1 (3.85%) Greenfield Project
Operating Systems
1 4 (15.38%) Linux
1 4 (15.38%) Unix
2 3 (11.54%) Windows
3 2 (7.69%) FreeBSD
3 2 (7.69%) Windows Server
4 1 (3.85%) Mac OS X
Processes & Methodologies
1 7 (26.92%) Migration
2 5 (19.23%) Change Control
2 5 (19.23%) Customer Requirements
2 5 (19.23%) Network Design
3 4 (15.38%) Network Management
4 3 (11.54%) Line Management
4 3 (11.54%) Service Delivery
5 2 (7.69%) Asset Management
5 2 (7.69%) ITIL
5 2 (7.69%) Low Latency
5 2 (7.69%) Portfolio Management
5 2 (7.69%) Project Management
5 2 (7.69%) Time Management
5 2 (7.69%) Validation
6 1 (3.85%) Capacity Planning
6 1 (3.85%) Continuous Improvement
6 1 (3.85%) High Availability
6 1 (3.85%) Performance Analysis
6 1 (3.85%) Performance Tuning
6 1 (3.85%) Presales
Programming Languages
1 2 (7.69%) SQL
2 1 (3.85%) C
2 1 (3.85%) Python
Qualifications
1 21 (80.77%) Cisco Certification
2 19 (73.08%) CCNP
3 11 (42.31%) CCNA
4 8 (30.77%) CCIE
5 6 (23.08%) CCDP
5 6 (23.08%) Security Cleared
6 5 (19.23%) SC Cleared
7 4 (15.38%) BC Cleared
7 4 (15.38%) BPSS Clearance
8 3 (11.54%) CCDA
9 1 (3.85%) Computer Science Degree
9 1 (3.85%) Degree
9 1 (3.85%) DV Cleared
9 1 (3.85%) PRINCE2 Practitioner
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 1 (3.85%) QA
1 1 (3.85%) SLA
System Software
1 3 (11.54%) Active Directory
1 3 (11.54%) VMware ESXi
2 2 (7.69%) Forefront TMG
2 2 (7.69%) VMware Infrastructure
2 2 (7.69%) vSphere
Systems Management
1 3 (11.54%) WhatsUp Gold
2 2 (7.69%) Nessus
3 1 (3.85%) Cisco CUCM
3 1 (3.85%) Cisco Prime
3 1 (3.85%) HP NNM
3 1 (3.85%) Nagios
Vendors
1 23 (88.46%) Cisco
2 8 (30.77%) F5
3 7 (26.92%) Juniper
4 6 (23.08%) Riverbed
5 5 (19.23%) CheckPoint
5 5 (19.23%) Microsoft
6 3 (11.54%) Arista
6 3 (11.54%) HP
6 3 (11.54%) VMware
7 2 (7.69%) Alcatel-Lucent
7 2 (7.69%) BT
7 2 (7.69%) Palo Alto
8 1 (3.85%) AirMagnet
8 1 (3.85%) Aruba
8 1 (3.85%) Avaya
8 1 (3.85%) CA
8 1 (3.85%) Nortel
8 1 (3.85%) Redback
8 1 (3.85%) WatchGuard