The following table provides summary statistics for contract job vacancies advertised in the North West 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 24 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.

Virtual Router Redundancy Protocol (VRRP)
England / North West
3 months to
24 Jun 2017
Same period 2016 Same period 2015
Rank 133 154 -
Rank change year-on-year +21 -  
Contract jobs citing VRRP 2 1 0
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in the North West 0.069% 0.026% -
As % of the Communications & Networking category 0.44% 0.17% -
Number of daily rates quoted 2 1 0
Median daily rate £250 £385 -
Median daily rate % change year-on-year -35.06% -  
UK excluding London median daily rate £319 £380 £275
% change year-on-year -16.11% +38.18%  
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 0 0
Median hourly rate - - -
UK excluding London median hourly rate - £40.00 £36.25
% change year-on-year - +10.34%  

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 the North West with a requirement for communications and computer networking skills.

Contract Communications & Computer Network Skills
North West
Contract job vacancies with a requirement for communications and computer networking skills 450 578 495
As % of all contract IT job vacancies advertised in the North West 15.52% 15.17% 13.24%
Number of daily rates quoted 234 326 251
Median daily rate £365 £383 £325
Median daily rate % change year-on-year -4.69% +17.84%  
90% offered a daily rate of more than £163 £275 £200
10% offered a daily rate of more than £500 £500 £475
UK excluding London median daily rate £375 £368 £345
% change year-on-year +2.04% +6.52%  
Number of hourly rates quoted 45 24 47
Median hourly rate £16.50 £14.00 £17.00
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year +17.85% -17.64%  
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £11.00 £11.00 £12.40
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £68.00 £45.00 £40.00
UK excluding London median hourly rate £28.00 £32.50 £25.00
% change year-on-year -13.84% +30.00%  

VRRP
Job Vacancy Trend in the North West

The job posting trend of jobs advertised in the North West 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 the North West

VRRP
Contractor Daily Rate Trend in the North West

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

Contractor daily rate trend for VRRP in the North West

VRRP
Contract Job Locations in the North West

The table below looks at the demand and provides a guide to the median contractor rates quoted in IT jobs citing VRRP within the North West region over the 3 months to 24 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
Lancashire - 1 £250 -
Merseyside - 1 £250 -
VRRP
England

For the 6 months to 24 June 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 North West region with a requirement for VRRP.

1 4 (80.00%) MPLS
2 3 (60.00%) DSL
2 3 (60.00%) Firewall
2 3 (60.00%) Migration
2 3 (60.00%) VMware
2 3 (60.00%) SQL Server
2 3 (60.00%) Windows
2 3 (60.00%) CRM
2 3 (60.00%) SAS
2 3 (60.00%) DHCP
2 3 (60.00%) DNS
2 3 (60.00%) Microsoft
2 3 (60.00%) Active Directory
2 3 (60.00%) HP
2 3 (60.00%) Dell
2 3 (60.00%) Dynamics CRM
2 3 (60.00%) SonicWALL
2 3 (60.00%) iSCSI
2 3 (60.00%) NETGEAR
2 3 (60.00%) Hyper-V
2 3 (60.00%) Office 365
2 3 (60.00%) Windows Server 2012
2 3 (60.00%) Structured Cabling
2 3 (60.00%) Software Licensing
2 3 (60.00%) vMotion
2 3 (60.00%) Windows Server
2 3 (60.00%) Microsoft Licensing
2 3 (60.00%) Internet
3 2 (40.00%) HSRP
3 2 (40.00%) VLAN

VRRP
Co-occurring IT Skills in the North West 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 (60.00%) SAS
Business Applications
1 3 (60.00%) Dynamics CRM
Cloud Services
1 3 (60.00%) Office 365
Communications & Networking
1 4 (80.00%) MPLS
2 3 (60.00%) DHCP
2 3 (60.00%) DNS
2 3 (60.00%) DSL
2 3 (60.00%) Firewall
2 3 (60.00%) Internet
2 3 (60.00%) iSCSI
2 3 (60.00%) Structured Cabling
3 2 (40.00%) BGP
3 2 (40.00%) HSRP
3 2 (40.00%) OSPF
3 2 (40.00%) VLAN
4 1 (20.00%) IPv4
4 1 (20.00%) IPv6
Database & Business Intelligence
1 3 (60.00%) SQL Server
Job Titles
1 2 (40.00%) Infrastructure Engineer
1 2 (40.00%) Network Engineer
2 1 (20.00%) 3rd Line Engineer
2 1 (20.00%) 3rd Line Support
2 1 (20.00%) 3rd Line Support Engineer
2 1 (20.00%) Design Engineer
2 1 (20.00%) Network Design Engineer
2 1 (20.00%) Project Engineer
2 1 (20.00%) Senior Support Engineer
2 1 (20.00%) Support Engineer
Miscellaneous
1 3 (60.00%) Microsoft Licensing
Operating Systems
1 3 (60.00%) Windows
1 3 (60.00%) Windows Server
1 3 (60.00%) Windows Server 2012
Processes & Methodologies
1 3 (60.00%) CRM
1 3 (60.00%) Migration
1 3 (60.00%) Software Licensing
2 2 (40.00%) E-Commerce
3 1 (20.00%) Network Design
3 1 (20.00%) Network Planning
Qualifications
1 1 (20.00%) CCNP
1 1 (20.00%) Cisco Certification
1 1 (20.00%) JNCIP
System Software
1 3 (60.00%) Active Directory
1 3 (60.00%) Hyper-V
Systems Management
1 3 (60.00%) vMotion
Vendors
1 3 (60.00%) Dell
1 3 (60.00%) HP
1 3 (60.00%) Microsoft
1 3 (60.00%) NETGEAR
1 3 (60.00%) SonicWALL
1 3 (60.00%) VMware
2 2 (40.00%) Cisco
2 2 (40.00%) Ericsson
2 2 (40.00%) Juniper
2 2 (40.00%) ZyXEL
3 1 (20.00%) Brocade
3 1 (20.00%) Foundry
3 1 (20.00%) Huawei