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 24 March 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.

3 months to
24 Mar 2017
Same period 2016 Same period 2015
Routing Information Protocol (RIP)
UK / England
Rank 571 602 574
Rank change year-on-year +31 -28  
Contract jobs citing RIP 12 15 29
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in England 0.029% 0.031% 0.061%
As % of the Communications & Networking category 0.20% 0.21% 0.40%
Number of daily rates quoted 4 5 11
Median daily rate £625 £275 £370
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +127.27% -25.67%  
90% offered a daily rate of more than £369 £260 £305
10% offered a daily rate of more than £820 £350 £475
UK excluding London median daily rate £625 £275 £363
% change year-on-year +127.27% -24.13%  
Number of hourly rates quoted 3 1 1
Median hourly rate £13.50 £29.00 £40.00
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year -53.44% -27.50%  
UK excluding London median hourly rate £21.75 £29.00 £30.00
% change year-on-year -25.00% -3.33%  

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 6131 7199 7161
As % of all contract IT job vacancies advertised in England 14.67% 14.73% 14.97%
Number of daily rates quoted 3788 4350 3957
Median daily rate £405 £385 £370
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +5.19% +4.05%  
90% offered a daily rate of more than £250 £238 £213
10% offered a daily rate of more than £550 £550 £500
UK excluding London median daily rate £375 £363 £347
% change year-on-year +3.44% +4.32%  
Number of hourly rates quoted 321 306 402
Median hourly rate £22.50 £27.50 £26.00
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year -18.18% +5.76%  
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £13.00 £12.88 £13.00
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £50.00 £50.00 £47.50
UK excluding London median hourly rate £22.50 £37.00 £29.00
% change year-on-year -39.18% +27.58%  

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

RIP
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

RIP
Contractor Daily Rate Histogram in England

The daily rate distribution of IT jobs citing RIP in England over the 3 months to 24 March 2017.

Contractor daily rate histogram for RIP in England

RIP
Contractor Hourly Rate Trend in England

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

Contractor hourly rate trend for RIP in England

RIP
Contractor Hourly Rate Histogram in England

The hourly rate distribution of IT jobs citing RIP in England over the 3 months to 24 March 2017.

Contractor hourly rate histogram for RIP in England

RIP
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 24 March 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
South East +25 6 £750 +172.72%
London +28 3 - - 1
West Midlands - 3 £313 - 2
RIP
UK

RIP
Top 30 Related IT Skills in England

For the 6 months to 24 March 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 15 (83.33%) Cisco
1 15 (83.33%) Cisco Certification
1 15 (83.33%) OSPF
1 15 (83.33%) EIGRP
2 14 (77.78%) CCNP
3 11 (61.11%) MPLS
4 10 (55.56%) BGP
5 8 (44.44%) ADSL
5 8 (44.44%) LAN
6 7 (38.89%) CCNA
6 7 (38.89%) CCDP
6 7 (38.89%) WAN
6 7 (38.89%) 802.11
6 7 (38.89%) CCIE
6 7 (38.89%) Cisco ASA
6 7 (38.89%) Change Control
6 7 (38.89%) Data Centre
6 7 (38.89%) 802.1X
7 6 (33.33%) VMware ESXi
7 6 (33.33%) VMware
7 6 (33.33%) SSH
7 6 (33.33%) Firewall
7 6 (33.33%) Finance
7 6 (33.33%) TCP/IP
7 6 (33.33%) HP
8 5 (27.78%) Active Directory
8 5 (27.78%) Microsoft
8 5 (27.78%) VPN
8 5 (27.78%) SNMP
8 5 (27.78%) MS Visio

RIP
Top Related 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:

Applications
1 5 (27.78%) MS Office
1 5 (27.78%) MS Visio
2 2 (11.11%) MS Excel
Communications & Networking
1 15 (83.33%) EIGRP
1 15 (83.33%) OSPF
2 11 (61.11%) MPLS
3 10 (55.56%) BGP
4 8 (44.44%) ADSL
4 8 (44.44%) LAN
5 7 (38.89%) 802.11
5 7 (38.89%) Cisco ASA
5 7 (38.89%) WAN
6 6 (33.33%) Firewall
6 6 (33.33%) SSH
6 6 (33.33%) TCP/IP
7 5 (27.78%) ICMP
7 5 (27.78%) IPsec
7 5 (27.78%) iSCSI
7 5 (27.78%) L2TP
7 5 (27.78%) NAS
7 5 (27.78%) SNMP
7 5 (27.78%) VPN
8 4 (22.22%) VLAN
Development Applications
1 5 (27.78%) VSS/SourceSafe
General
1 6 (33.33%) Finance
2 5 (27.78%) Telecoms
3 2 (11.11%) Electronics
3 2 (11.11%) Manufacturing
4 1 (5.56%) Banking
4 1 (5.56%) Financial Institution
4 1 (5.56%) Publishing
Job Titles
1 10 (55.56%) Network Engineer
2 3 (16.67%) Cisco Engineer
2 3 (16.67%) Cisco Network Engineer
2 3 (16.67%) Senior Network Engineer
3 2 (11.11%) WAN Engineer
4 1 (5.56%) LAN Engineer
4 1 (5.56%) LAN/WAN Engineer
4 1 (5.56%) Network Support
4 1 (5.56%) Network Support Engineer
4 1 (5.56%) Project Director
4 1 (5.56%) Project Manager
4 1 (5.56%) Provisioning Engineer
4 1 (5.56%) SC Cleared Network Engineer
4 1 (5.56%) Senior Manager
4 1 (5.56%) Senior Project Manager
4 1 (5.56%) Senior Unix Engineer
4 1 (5.56%) Support Engineer
4 1 (5.56%) Unix Engineer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 7 (38.89%) 802.1X
2 5 (27.78%) COM
3 1 (5.56%) CSS
Miscellaneous
1 7 (38.89%) Data Centre
2 2 (11.11%) Computer Science
2 2 (11.11%) Linux Command Line
3 1 (5.56%) Analytical Skills
3 1 (5.56%) e-Health
Operating Systems
1 5 (27.78%) Windows
2 4 (22.22%) FreeBSD
2 4 (22.22%) Unix
2 4 (22.22%) Windows Server
3 1 (5.56%) Linux
Processes & Methodologies
1 7 (38.89%) Change Control
2 5 (27.78%) Network Design
2 5 (27.78%) Network Management
3 3 (16.67%) Customer Requirements
3 3 (16.67%) Migration
4 2 (11.11%) Asset Management
4 2 (11.11%) Line Management
4 2 (11.11%) Portfolio Management
4 2 (11.11%) Presales
4 2 (11.11%) Programme Management
5 1 (5.56%) Capacity Planning
5 1 (5.56%) Continuous Improvement
5 1 (5.56%) Creative Problem-Solving
5 1 (5.56%) Performance Tuning
5 1 (5.56%) Project Management
5 1 (5.56%) Risk Management
5 1 (5.56%) Service Delivery
5 1 (5.56%) Validation
Programming Languages
1 5 (27.78%) SQL
2 1 (5.56%) C
2 1 (5.56%) Python
Qualifications
1 15 (83.33%) Cisco Certification
2 14 (77.78%) CCNP
3 7 (38.89%) CCDP
3 7 (38.89%) CCIE
3 7 (38.89%) CCNA
4 5 (27.78%) SC Cleared
4 5 (27.78%) Security Cleared
5 3 (16.67%) CCDA
6 2 (11.11%) BC Cleared
6 2 (11.11%) BPSS Clearance
6 2 (11.11%) CISSP
6 2 (11.11%) CLAS
6 2 (11.11%) Degree
6 2 (11.11%) DV Cleared
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 1 (5.56%) QA
System Software
1 6 (33.33%) VMware ESXi
2 5 (27.78%) Active Directory
2 5 (27.78%) Forefront TMG
2 5 (27.78%) VMware Infrastructure
2 5 (27.78%) vSphere
Systems Management
1 5 (27.78%) Nessus
1 5 (27.78%) WhatsUp Gold
2 1 (5.56%) Cisco Prime
2 1 (5.56%) OpenView
Vendors
1 15 (83.33%) Cisco
2 6 (33.33%) HP
2 6 (33.33%) VMware
3 5 (27.78%) BT
3 5 (27.78%) Microsoft
4 2 (11.11%) AirMagnet
4 2 (11.11%) CA
4 2 (11.11%) CheckPoint
4 2 (11.11%) F5
5 1 (5.56%) Alcatel-Lucent
5 1 (5.56%) Fortinet
5 1 (5.56%) NetQoS
5 1 (5.56%) Nokia