Period
to 19 January 2018

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 19 January 2018 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
19 Jan 2018
Same period 2017 Same period 2016
Rank 799 767 757
Rank change year-on-year -32 -10 -3
Contract jobs citing VRRP 30 59 84
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in England 0.033% 0.066% 0.085%
As % of the Communications & Networking category 0.24% 0.44% 0.61%
Number of daily rates quoted 20 40 49
England median daily rate £350 £475 £425
Median daily rate % change year-on-year -26.32% +11.76% +36.00%
10th Percentile £297 £307 £296
90th Percentile £481 £593 £500
UK median daily rate £350 £475 £384
% change year-on-year -26.32% +23.78% +22.80%
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 0 4
England median hourly rate - - £42.50
UK median hourly rate - - £42.50

VRRP is in the Communications and Computer Networking category. The following table is for comparison with the above and provides summary statistics for all contract job vacancies advertised in England with a requirement for communications or computer networking skills.

All Communications and Computer Networking Skills
England
Contract vacancies with a requirement for communications or computer networking skills 12,419 13,347 13,828
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in England 13.46% 14.83% 13.94%
Number of daily rates quoted 7,731 8,158 8,097
England median daily rate £410 £400 £400
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +2.44% +0.06% +6.67%
10th Percentile £185 £215 £213
90th Percentile £589 £575 £563
UK median daily rate £400 £400 £400
Number of hourly rates quoted 625 673 856
England median hourly rate £18.70 £22.50 £22.00
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year -16.89% +2.27% +6.02%
10th Percentile £11.00 £11.66 £11.25
90th Percentile £45.25 £47.50 £47.50
UK median hourly rate £18.70 £22.50 £22.00
% change year-on-year -16.89% +2.27% +4.76%

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 19 January 2018.

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 19 January 2018. 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 -69 10 £375 -21.05% 8
East of England -3 8 £320 -14.67%
South East -16 6 £400 - 5
North of England +36 3 £405 +54.29% 5
North West +5 3 £405 +24.62% 2
South West - 3 £273 -
VRRP
UK

For the 6 months to 19 January 2018, 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 26 (86.67%) OSPF
2 25 (83.33%) BGP
3 23 (76.67%) Cisco
3 23 (76.67%) HSRP
4 20 (66.67%) VPN
4 20 (66.67%) IPsec
5 19 (63.33%) Firewall
5 19 (63.33%) DNS
6 17 (56.67%) MPLS
6 17 (56.67%) DHCP
6 17 (56.67%) SNMP
7 16 (53.33%) Cisco Certification
8 14 (46.67%) Juniper
8 14 (46.67%) HP
9 13 (43.33%) SSL
10 12 (40.00%) CCNA
11 11 (36.67%) Active Directory
11 11 (36.67%) Junos
11 11 (36.67%) Skype for Business
11 11 (36.67%) Skype
12 10 (33.33%) Data Centre
12 10 (33.33%) SCCM
12 10 (33.33%) Huawei
12 10 (33.33%) VLAN
12 10 (33.33%) CCNP
12 10 (33.33%) TCP/IP
13 9 (30.00%) WAN
13 9 (30.00%) Microsoft
13 9 (30.00%) Wireshark
13 9 (30.00%) Wireless

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 11 (36.67%) Skype for Business
2 8 (26.67%) Exchange Server 2013
2 8 (26.67%) MS Exchange
3 1 (3.33%) IIS
Applications
1 2 (6.67%) Microsoft Excel
1 2 (6.67%) Microsoft Office
1 2 (6.67%) MS Visio
Cloud Services
1 1 (3.33%) Akamai
1 1 (3.33%) Amazon AWS
1 1 (3.33%) Microsoft Azure
Communications & Networking
1 26 (86.67%) OSPF
2 25 (83.33%) BGP
3 23 (76.67%) HSRP
4 20 (66.67%) IPsec
4 20 (66.67%) VPN
5 19 (63.33%) DNS
5 19 (63.33%) Firewall
6 17 (56.67%) DHCP
6 17 (56.67%) MPLS
6 17 (56.67%) SNMP
7 13 (43.33%) SSL
8 11 (36.67%) Junos
8 11 (36.67%) Skype
9 10 (33.33%) TCP/IP
9 10 (33.33%) VLAN
10 9 (30.00%) NX-OS
10 9 (30.00%) WAN
10 9 (30.00%) Wireless
10 9 (30.00%) Wireshark
11 8 (26.67%) iSCSI
Database & Business Intelligence
1 8 (26.67%) SQL Server
1 8 (26.67%) SQL Server 2005
2 2 (6.67%) MySQL
3 1 (3.33%) Big Data
3 1 (3.33%) SQL Server 2008
Development Applications
1 2 (6.67%) Git (software)
General
1 4 (13.33%) Telecoms
2 3 (10.00%) Finance
3 2 (6.67%) Electronics
3 2 (6.67%) Multimedia
Job Titles
1 13 (43.33%) Network Engineer
2 11 (36.67%) Analyst
3 8 (26.67%) Infrastructure Analyst
4 7 (23.33%) Network Infrastructure Analyst
4 7 (23.33%) Wintel Analyst
5 5 (16.67%) Network Analyst
5 5 (16.67%) Network Support
6 4 (13.33%) Active Directory Analyst
6 4 (13.33%) Server Analyst
6 4 (13.33%) Wintel Server Analyst
7 3 (10.00%) Cisco Analyst
7 3 (10.00%) Cisco Network Analyst
7 3 (10.00%) Cisco Support
7 3 (10.00%) Network Support Analyst
7 3 (10.00%) Support Analyst
7 3 (10.00%) Support Engineer
7 3 (10.00%) Systems Analyst
8 2 (6.67%) Network Support Engineer
9 1 (3.33%) Security Specialist
9 1 (3.33%) Senior Network Engineer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 8 (26.67%) 802.1X
2 2 (6.67%) LAMP
3 1 (3.33%) Web Services
Miscellaneous
1 10 (33.33%) Data Centre
2 3 (10.00%) Computer Science
2 3 (10.00%) PKI
3 2 (6.67%) Analytical Skills
3 2 (6.67%) Clustering
3 2 (6.67%) Distributed Denial-of-Service
4 1 (3.33%) Client/Server
4 1 (3.33%) Management Information System
Operating Systems
1 8 (26.67%) Windows
1 8 (26.67%) Windows Server
1 8 (26.67%) Windows Server 2008
2 6 (20.00%) Linux
2 6 (20.00%) Unix
3 4 (13.33%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
4 2 (6.67%) CentOS
4 2 (6.67%) Debian
5 1 (3.33%) Check Point GAiA
Processes & Methodologies
1 7 (23.33%) High Availability
2 6 (20.00%) Network Management
3 4 (13.33%) Change Management
3 4 (13.33%) Creative Problem-Solving
3 4 (13.33%) ITIL
3 4 (13.33%) Network Monitoring
3 4 (13.33%) Project Management
3 4 (13.33%) Time Management
4 2 (6.67%) Analytics
4 2 (6.67%) Configuration Management
4 2 (6.67%) Customer Requirements
4 2 (6.67%) Load Balancing
4 2 (6.67%) Mentoring
4 2 (6.67%) Network Virtualisation
5 1 (3.33%) Coaching
5 1 (3.33%) DDoS Mitigation
5 1 (3.33%) Network Optimisation
5 1 (3.33%) Patch Management
5 1 (3.33%) Server Building
5 1 (3.33%) Vulnerability Scanning
Programming Languages
1 5 (16.67%) Bash Shell
2 4 (13.33%) AWK
2 4 (13.33%) Perl
2 4 (13.33%) Python
2 4 (13.33%) sed
3 2 (6.67%) PHP
3 2 (6.67%) SQL
4 1 (3.33%) C
4 1 (3.33%) C++
4 1 (3.33%) Java
4 1 (3.33%) PowerShell
4 1 (3.33%) Ruby
Qualifications
1 16 (53.33%) Cisco Certification
2 12 (40.00%) CCNA
3 10 (33.33%) CCNP
4 5 (16.67%) Degree
4 5 (16.67%) JNCIA
5 4 (13.33%) RHCT
6 3 (10.00%) JNCIS
7 1 (3.33%) CCENT
7 1 (3.33%) CCIE
7 1 (3.33%) CCSA
7 1 (3.33%) Computer Science Degree
7 1 (3.33%) JNCIP
7 1 (3.33%) VMware Certified Professional (VCP)
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 2 (6.67%) PCI DSS
1 2 (6.67%) SLA
System Software
1 11 (36.67%) Active Directory
2 8 (26.67%) DFS Replication
2 8 (26.67%) NFS
2 8 (26.67%) vSphere
3 2 (6.67%) VMware Infrastructure
4 1 (3.33%) VirtualBox
Systems Management
1 10 (33.33%) SCCM
2 8 (26.67%) McAfee ePO
2 8 (26.67%) vCenter Server
3 3 (10.00%) Cacti
3 3 (10.00%) Nagios
3 3 (10.00%) SCOM
4 2 (6.67%) Failover Clustering
4 2 (6.67%) OpenNMS
4 2 (6.67%) OPNET
4 2 (6.67%) Puppet
4 2 (6.67%) RANCID
5 1 (3.33%) FortiGate
5 1 (3.33%) PowerCLI
Vendors
1 23 (76.67%) Cisco
2 14 (46.67%) HP
2 14 (46.67%) Juniper
3 10 (33.33%) Huawei
4 9 (30.00%) Microsoft
4 9 (30.00%) VMware
5 8 (26.67%) Clearswift
5 8 (26.67%) McAfee
5 8 (26.67%) NetApp
6 6 (20.00%) CheckPoint
7 4 (13.33%) Arista
7 4 (13.33%) Meraki
7 4 (13.33%) SolarWinds
8 3 (10.00%) Aruba
8 3 (10.00%) Avaya
8 3 (10.00%) Nortel
8 3 (10.00%) Palo Alto
9 2 (6.67%) Dell
9 2 (6.67%) Ericsson
9 2 (6.67%) Remedy