The following table provides summary statistics for contract job vacancies advertised in England 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 28 April 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)
UK / England
3 months to
28 Apr 2017
Same period 2016 Same period 2015
Rank 573 603 572
Rank change year-on-year +30 -31  
Contract jobs citing VRRP 10 22 46
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in England 0.023% 0.043% 0.091%
As % of the Communications & Networking category 0.17% 0.29% 0.61%
Number of daily rates quoted 9 12 24
Median daily rate £335 £393 £369
Median daily rate % change year-on-year -14.64% +6.44%  
90% offered a daily rate of more than £258 £350 £275
10% offered a daily rate of more than £450 £466 £425
UK excluding London median daily rate £335 £400 £300
% change year-on-year -16.25% +33.33%  
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 1 2
Median hourly rate - £55.00 £41.25
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year - +33.33%  
UK excluding London median hourly rate - £55.00 £41.25
% change year-on-year - +33.33%  

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 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 5999 7694 7590
As % of all contract IT job vacancies advertised in England 13.79% 14.98% 14.98%
Number of daily rates quoted 3640 4751 4196
Median daily rate £405 £388 £350
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +4.51% +10.71%  
90% offered a daily rate of more than £237 £240 £210
10% offered a daily rate of more than £550 £525 £500
UK excluding London median daily rate £388 £364 £342
% change year-on-year +6.45% +6.43%  
Number of hourly rates quoted 357 295 406
Median hourly rate £24.86 £26.00 £27.50
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year -4.38% -5.45%  
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £12.50 £12.00 £13.00
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £50.00 £47.83 £45.00
UK excluding London median hourly rate £25.00 £30.00 £30.00
% change year-on-year -16.66% -  

VRRP
Job Vacancy Trend in England

The job posting trend of jobs advertised in England 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 England

VRRP
Contractor Daily Rate Trend in England

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

Contractor daily rate trend for VRRP in England

VRRP
Contractor Daily Rate Histogram in England

The daily rate distribution of IT jobs citing VRRP in England over the 3 months to 28 April 2017.

Contractor daily rate histogram for VRRP in England

VRRP
Contractor Hourly Rate Trend in England

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

Contractor hourly rate trend for VRRP in England

VRRP
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 VRRP within the England region over the 3 months to 28 April 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
North West +35 3 £350 -9.09%
London +22 3 £413 +10.00% 5
South East +16 2 £335 -28.72% 4
West Midlands - 1 £325 - 1
East of England - 1 £325 -
VRRP
UK

For the 6 months to 28 April 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 England region with a requirement for VRRP.

1 36 (92.31%) OSPF
2 33 (84.62%) Cisco
3 28 (71.79%) HSRP
4 26 (66.67%) Firewall
4 26 (66.67%) BGP
5 21 (53.85%) VPN
6 20 (51.28%) TCP/IP
6 20 (51.28%) Cisco Certification
7 19 (48.72%) MPLS
8 18 (46.15%) WAN
8 18 (46.15%) IPsec
9 17 (43.59%) CheckPoint
10 16 (41.03%) Juniper
11 15 (38.46%) CCNP
12 14 (35.90%) CCNA
12 14 (35.90%) Wireless
13 13 (33.33%) Finance
13 13 (33.33%) IPv6
14 12 (30.77%) LAN
14 12 (30.77%) Asset Management
14 12 (30.77%) VLAN
14 12 (30.77%) Spanning Tree
15 11 (28.21%) Cisco Wireless
15 11 (28.21%) Cisco ASA
15 11 (28.21%) CCSA
16 10 (25.64%) VoIP
16 10 (25.64%) DMZ
17 9 (23.08%) Windows
17 9 (23.08%) Data Centre
18 8 (20.51%) IPv4

VRRP
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 2 (5.13%) Exchange Server 2010
1 2 (5.13%) Exchange Server 2013
1 2 (5.13%) MS Exchange
2 1 (2.56%) SAS
Business Applications
1 1 (2.56%) Dynamics CRM
Cloud Services
1 3 (7.69%) Office 365
Communications & Networking
1 36 (92.31%) OSPF
2 28 (71.79%) HSRP
3 26 (66.67%) BGP
3 26 (66.67%) Firewall
4 21 (53.85%) VPN
5 20 (51.28%) TCP/IP
6 19 (48.72%) MPLS
7 18 (46.15%) IPsec
7 18 (46.15%) WAN
8 14 (35.90%) Wireless
9 13 (33.33%) IPv6
10 12 (30.77%) LAN
10 12 (30.77%) Spanning Tree
10 12 (30.77%) VLAN
11 11 (28.21%) Cisco ASA
11 11 (28.21%) Cisco Wireless
12 10 (25.64%) DMZ
12 10 (25.64%) VoIP
13 8 (20.51%) IPv4
14 7 (17.95%) Multicast
Database & Business Intelligence
1 1 (2.56%) SQL Server
Development Applications
1 1 (2.56%) JMeter
1 1 (2.56%) JUnit
General
1 13 (33.33%) Finance
2 5 (12.82%) Telecoms
3 3 (7.69%) Financial Institution
4 1 (2.56%) Local Government
4 1 (2.56%) Spanish Language
Job Titles
1 29 (74.36%) Network Engineer
2 11 (28.21%) Voice Engineer
2 11 (28.21%) Voice Network Engineer
3 10 (25.64%) Network Support
4 9 (23.08%) Senior Network Engineer
5 8 (20.51%) Support Engineer
6 7 (17.95%) Network Support Engineer
7 6 (15.38%) Senior Network Support
7 6 (15.38%) Senior Network Support Engineer
7 6 (15.38%) Senior Support Engineer
7 6 (15.38%) Senior Voice Engineer
7 6 (15.38%) Senior Voice Network Engineer
7 6 (15.38%) Senior Voice Support Engineer
7 6 (15.38%) Voice Support Engineer
8 5 (12.82%) Infrastructure Engineer
9 4 (10.26%) Network Infrastructure Engineer
10 3 (7.69%) Firewall Engineer
10 3 (7.69%) Infrastructure Support Engineer
10 3 (7.69%) Senior Infrastructure Engineer
10 3 (7.69%) Senior Infrastructure Support Engineer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 4 (10.26%) 802.1X
1 4 (10.26%) Middleware
1 4 (10.26%) XMPP
Miscellaneous
1 9 (23.08%) Data Centre
2 4 (10.26%) IPTV
2 4 (10.26%) Over-the-Top Content
2 4 (10.26%) STB
2 4 (10.26%) Video on Demand
3 3 (7.69%) Social Network
4 2 (5.13%) Analytical Skills
4 2 (5.13%) Distributed Denial-of-Service
4 2 (5.13%) RSA SecurID
4 2 (5.13%) Social Media
4 2 (5.13%) Video Conferencing
5 1 (2.56%) Computer Science
5 1 (2.56%) Microsoft Licensing
5 1 (2.56%) PKI
Operating Systems
1 9 (23.08%) Windows
2 6 (15.38%) Linux
3 3 (7.69%) Unix
3 3 (7.69%) Windows Server
3 3 (7.69%) Windows Server 2008
3 3 (7.69%) Windows Server 2012
4 2 (5.13%) Android
5 1 (2.56%) Windows Server 2003
Processes & Methodologies
1 12 (30.77%) Asset Management
2 5 (12.82%) Load Balancing
2 5 (12.82%) Time Management
3 4 (10.26%) Investment Management
3 4 (10.26%) Multi-Factor Authentication
3 4 (10.26%) Two-Factor Authentication
4 3 (7.69%) Creative Problem-Solving
4 3 (7.69%) Logistics
4 3 (7.69%) Migration
4 3 (7.69%) Network Architecture
4 3 (7.69%) Service Management
5 2 (5.13%) Change Management
5 2 (5.13%) DDoS Mitigation
5 2 (5.13%) Infrastructure Monitoring
5 2 (5.13%) Network Design
5 2 (5.13%) Network Management
5 2 (5.13%) Performance Tuning
5 2 (5.13%) Virtual Environments
6 1 (2.56%) High-Frequency Trading
6 1 (2.56%) Security Patching
Qualifications
1 20 (51.28%) Cisco Certification
2 15 (38.46%) CCNP
3 14 (35.90%) CCNA
4 11 (28.21%) CCSA
5 7 (17.95%) JNCIA
6 5 (12.82%) CCIE
7 4 (10.26%) CCIP
8 3 (7.69%) RHCT
9 2 (5.13%) JNCIP
10 1 (2.56%) CCDP
10 1 (2.56%) Degree
10 1 (2.56%) ISEB
10 1 (2.56%) ISTQB
10 1 (2.56%) ISTQB Foundation Certification
10 1 (2.56%) SC Cleared
10 1 (2.56%) Security Cleared
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 1 (2.56%) SLA
System Software
1 4 (10.26%) VMware Infrastructure
2 3 (7.69%) Hyper-V
3 2 (5.13%) Active Directory
4 1 (2.56%) Firmware
Systems Management
1 2 (5.13%) Cisco CUCM
1 2 (5.13%) Cisco UCCX
1 2 (5.13%) Nagios
1 2 (5.13%) OPNET
1 2 (5.13%) Pingdom
1 2 (5.13%) WhatsUp Gold
2 1 (2.56%) Ansible
2 1 (2.56%) FortiGate
2 1 (2.56%) Opscode Chef
2 1 (2.56%) RANCID
2 1 (2.56%) vMotion
Vendors
1 33 (84.62%) Cisco
2 17 (43.59%) CheckPoint
3 16 (41.03%) Juniper
4 6 (15.38%) Huawei
4 6 (15.38%) VMware
5 4 (10.26%) Microsoft
6 3 (7.69%) Arista
6 3 (7.69%) Ericsson
6 3 (7.69%) HP
6 3 (7.69%) Palo Alto
7 2 (5.13%) CyberTech
7 2 (5.13%) F5
7 2 (5.13%) Meraki
7 2 (5.13%) Red Box
7 2 (5.13%) Riverbed
7 2 (5.13%) SolarWinds
7 2 (5.13%) Splunk
7 2 (5.13%) Tellabs
7 2 (5.13%) Verint
7 2 (5.13%) ZyXEL