Period
to 23 July 2017

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 6 months to 23 July 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
6 months to
23 Jul 2017
Same period 2016 Same period 2015
Rank 778 805 760
Rank change year-on-year +27 -45 +25
Contract jobs citing VRRP 32 65 94
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in England 0.037% 0.064% 0.092%
As % of the Communications & Networking category 0.26% 0.41% 0.62%
Number of daily rates quoted 21 39 55
England median daily rate £338 £400 £363
Median daily rate % change year-on-year -15.63% +10.34% +22.88%
10th Percentile £250 £218 £251
90th Percentile £538 £560 £488
UK median daily rate £350 £400 £363
% change year-on-year -12.50% +10.34% +20.83%
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 4 3
England median hourly rate - £41.25 £40.00
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year - +3.13% +55.52%
UK median hourly rate - £40.00 £40.00

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 12203 15744 15061
As % of all contract IT job vacancies advertised in England 13.95% 15.51% 14.67%
Number of daily rates quoted 7336 9709 8549
England median daily rate £415 £400 £375
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +3.75% +6.67% -
10th Percentile £210 £225 £206
90th Percentile £588 £575 £538
UK median daily rate £410 £400 £375
% change year-on-year +2.50% +6.67% +1.35%
Number of hourly rates quoted 694 691 854
England median hourly rate £18.70 £25.00 £20.50
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year -25.20% +21.95% +10.93%
10th Percentile £11.25 £11.00 £11.00
90th Percentile £50.00 £47.50 £45.00
UK median hourly rate £19.50 £25.00 £20.50
% change year-on-year -22.00% +21.95% +7.89%

VRRP
Job Vacancy Trend in England

Job postings citing VRRP as a percentage of all IT jobs advertised in England.

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 6 months to 23 July 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 6 months to 23 July 2017. The 'Rank Change' column provides an indication of the change in demand within each location based on the same 6 month period last year.

Location Rank Change
on Same Period
Last Year
Matching
Contract
IT Job Ads
Median
Daily Rate
Past 6 Months
Median Daily Rate
% Change
on Same Period
Last Year
Live
Job
Vacancies
London +2 17 £431 -13.75% 3
North of England +53 7 £338 -3.57% 2
North West +41 6 £300 -22.08% 2
South East +25 4 £325 -27.37% 2
Midlands +23 2 £319 +9.91%
East of England -3 2 £325 -13.33% 1
West Midlands +26 1 £325 +12.07%
North East - 1 £338 -
East Midlands - 1 £313 -
VRRP
UK

For the 6 months to 23 July 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 25 (78.13%) OSPF
2 23 (71.88%) Firewall
3 22 (68.75%) BGP
3 22 (68.75%) Cisco
3 22 (68.75%) HSRP
4 20 (62.50%) MPLS
5 19 (59.38%) Cisco Certification
6 16 (50.00%) HP
7 15 (46.88%) LAN
8 14 (43.75%) WAN
8 14 (43.75%) SNMP
9 13 (40.63%) IPv6
9 13 (40.63%) DNS
9 13 (40.63%) Network Management
10 12 (37.50%) CheckPoint
11 11 (34.38%) EIGRP
11 11 (34.38%) TACACS
11 11 (34.38%) Riverbed
12 10 (31.25%) Network Architecture
12 10 (31.25%) Juniper
12 10 (31.25%) TCP/IP
13 9 (28.13%) DHCP
13 9 (28.13%) Service Management
13 9 (28.13%) Service Delivery
13 9 (28.13%) VLAN
13 9 (28.13%) Network Security
13 9 (28.13%) Spanning Tree
14 8 (25.00%) Regulatory Compliance
14 8 (25.00%) Virtual Team
14 8 (25.00%) Capacity Planning

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 3 (9.38%) SAS
2 1 (3.13%) IIS
Applications
1 1 (3.13%) Microsoft Office
1 1 (3.13%) MS Visio
Business Applications
1 3 (9.38%) Dynamics CRM
Cloud Services
1 3 (9.38%) Office 365
2 1 (3.13%) Akamai
Communications & Networking
1 25 (78.13%) OSPF
2 23 (71.88%) Firewall
3 22 (68.75%) BGP
3 22 (68.75%) HSRP
4 20 (62.50%) MPLS
5 15 (46.88%) LAN
6 14 (43.75%) SNMP
6 14 (43.75%) WAN
7 13 (40.63%) DNS
7 13 (40.63%) IPv6
8 11 (34.38%) EIGRP
8 11 (34.38%) TACACS
9 10 (31.25%) TCP/IP
10 9 (28.13%) DHCP
10 9 (28.13%) Network Security
10 9 (28.13%) Spanning Tree
10 9 (28.13%) VLAN
11 8 (25.00%) NGN
11 8 (25.00%) WLAN
12 7 (21.88%) VPN
Database & Business Intelligence
1 3 (9.38%) SQL Server
Development Applications
1 1 (3.13%) Git (software)
1 1 (3.13%) VSS/SourceSafe
General
1 8 (25.00%) Law
2 2 (6.25%) Finance
2 2 (6.25%) Telecoms
3 1 (3.13%) Local Government
3 1 (3.13%) Retail
Job Titles
1 15 (46.88%) Network Engineer
2 8 (25.00%) Network Manager
3 3 (9.38%) Design Engineer
3 3 (9.38%) Network Design Engineer
3 3 (9.38%) Support Engineer
4 2 (6.25%) Infrastructure Engineer
4 2 (6.25%) Linux Engineer
4 2 (6.25%) Network Support
4 2 (6.25%) Network Support Engineer
4 2 (6.25%) Senior Network Engineer
4 2 (6.25%) Unix Engineer
4 2 (6.25%) Unix Linux Engineer
5 1 (3.13%) 3rd Line Engineer
5 1 (3.13%) 3rd Line Support Engineer
5 1 (3.13%) Deployment Engineer
5 1 (3.13%) Designer
5 1 (3.13%) Juniper Specialist
5 1 (3.13%) Network Architect
5 1 (3.13%) Network Deployment Engineer
5 1 (3.13%) Network Specialist
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 6 (18.75%) 802.1X
2 2 (6.25%) FreeMarker
2 2 (6.25%) LAMP
Miscellaneous
1 8 (25.00%) Virtual Team
2 6 (18.75%) Data Centre
3 3 (9.38%) Microsoft Licensing
4 2 (6.25%) Analytical Skills
5 1 (3.13%) Computer Science
5 1 (3.13%) Social Media
5 1 (3.13%) Social Network
Operating Systems
1 7 (21.88%) Windows
2 6 (18.75%) Linux
3 3 (9.38%) Unix
3 3 (9.38%) Windows Server
3 3 (9.38%) Windows Server 2012
4 2 (6.25%) CentOS
4 2 (6.25%) Debian
4 2 (6.25%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
5 1 (3.13%) Windows Server 2003
5 1 (3.13%) Windows Server 2008
Processes & Methodologies
1 13 (40.63%) Network Management
2 10 (31.25%) Network Architecture
3 9 (28.13%) Service Delivery
3 9 (28.13%) Service Management
4 8 (25.00%) Capacity Planning
4 8 (25.00%) Information Security
4 8 (25.00%) Low Latency
4 8 (25.00%) Practice Management
4 8 (25.00%) Regulatory Compliance
4 8 (25.00%) Stakeholder Management
4 8 (25.00%) Supplier Management
4 8 (25.00%) Supply Chain Management
5 5 (15.63%) Load Balancing
5 5 (15.63%) Migration
5 5 (15.63%) Network Design
6 3 (9.38%) CRM
6 3 (9.38%) Network Planning
6 3 (9.38%) Software Licensing
6 3 (9.38%) Time Management
7 2 (6.25%) Performance Tuning
Programming Languages
1 3 (9.38%) Perl
1 3 (9.38%) Python
2 2 (6.25%) JavaScript
2 2 (6.25%) Shell Script
2 2 (6.25%) Tcl
3 1 (3.13%) PHP
3 1 (3.13%) SQL
Qualifications
1 19 (59.38%) Cisco Certification
2 7 (21.88%) CCNP
3 5 (15.63%) CCNA
4 3 (9.38%) Degree
5 2 (6.25%) CCIE
5 2 (6.25%) CCSA
5 2 (6.25%) JNCIP
5 2 (6.25%) JNCIS
5 2 (6.25%) Security Cleared
6 1 (3.13%) CCDP
6 1 (3.13%) CCIP
6 1 (3.13%) Computer Science Degree
6 1 (3.13%) JNCIA
6 1 (3.13%) RHCT
6 1 (3.13%) SC Cleared
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 3 (9.38%) SLA
2 1 (3.13%) PCI DSS
System Software
1 5 (15.63%) Active Directory
2 3 (9.38%) Hyper-V
3 1 (3.13%) Firmware
Systems Management
1 3 (9.38%) vMotion
2 2 (6.25%) FortiGate
2 2 (6.25%) RANCID
3 1 (3.13%) Ansible
3 1 (3.13%) Cacti
3 1 (3.13%) Cisco Prime
3 1 (3.13%) HP NNM
3 1 (3.13%) Nagios
3 1 (3.13%) OpenNMS
3 1 (3.13%) Opscode Chef
3 1 (3.13%) Puppet
3 1 (3.13%) SCCM
3 1 (3.13%) SCOM
3 1 (3.13%) WhatsUp Gold
Vendors
1 22 (68.75%) Cisco
2 16 (50.00%) HP
3 12 (37.50%) CheckPoint
4 11 (34.38%) Riverbed
5 10 (31.25%) Juniper
6 8 (25.00%) SAP
6 8 (25.00%) SolarWinds
7 6 (18.75%) F5
8 5 (15.63%) Aruba
9 4 (12.50%) Palo Alto
9 4 (12.50%) VMware
10 3 (9.38%) Dell
10 3 (9.38%) Ericsson
10 3 (9.38%) Microsoft
10 3 (9.38%) Mitel
10 3 (9.38%) NETGEAR
10 3 (9.38%) SonicWALL
10 3 (9.38%) ZyXEL
11 2 (6.25%) Foundry
11 2 (6.25%) Trapeze