The following table provides summary statistics for contract job vacancies advertised in the South East 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 30 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.

Routing Information Protocol (RIP)
England / South East
3 months to
30 Mar 2017
Same period 2016 Same period 2015
Rank 242 257 249
Rank change year-on-year +15 -8  
Contract jobs citing RIP 6 10 17
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in the South East 0.076% 0.11% 0.17%
As % of the Communications & Networking category 0.40% 0.49% 0.84%
Number of daily rates quoted 3 1 3
Median daily rate £750 £275 £375
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +172.72% -26.66%  
90% offered a daily rate of more than £550 £275 £355
10% offered a daily rate of more than £830 £275 £455
UK excluding London median daily rate £625 £275 £363
% change year-on-year +127.27% -24.13%  
Number of hourly rates quoted 2 3 0
Median hourly rate £13.25 £47.83 -
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year -72.29% -  
UK excluding London median hourly rate £13.50 £47.83 £30.00
% change year-on-year -71.77% +59.43%  

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 the South East with a requirement for communications and computer networking skills.

Contract Communications & Computer Network Skills
South East
Contract job vacancies with a requirement for communications and computer networking skills 1487 2052 2021
As % of all contract IT job vacancies advertised in the South East 18.77% 21.82% 20.50%
Number of daily rates quoted 845 1143 988
Median daily rate £400 £355 £340
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +12.67% +4.41%  
90% offered a daily rate of more than £225 £225 £175
10% offered a daily rate of more than £525 £500 £488
UK excluding London median daily rate £375 £363 £347
% change year-on-year +3.44% +4.32%  
Number of hourly rates quoted 103 104 101
Median hourly rate £25.00 £42.00 £36.00
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year -40.47% +16.66%  
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £13.00 £18.00 £14.00
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £45.00 £51.00 £47.50
UK excluding London median hourly rate £22.50 £37.00 £29.50
% change year-on-year -39.18% +25.42%  

RIP
Job Vacancy Trend in the South East

The job posting trend of jobs advertised in the South East 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 the South East

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Contractor Daily Rate Trend in the South East

This chart provides the 3-month moving average for daily rates quoted in contract jobs citing RIP in the South East.

Contractor daily rate trend for RIP in the South East

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Contractor Daily Rate Histogram in the South East

The daily rate distribution of IT jobs citing RIP in the South East over the 3 months to 30 March 2017.

Contractor daily rate histogram for RIP in the South East

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Contractor Hourly Rate Trend in the South East

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

Contractor hourly rate trend for RIP in the South East

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Contract Job Locations in the South East

The table below looks at the demand and provides a guide to the median contractor rates quoted in IT jobs citing RIP within the South East region over the 3 months to 30 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
Berkshire +22 3 - - 1
Surrey +9 3 £750 +172.72%
RIP
England

For the 6 months to 30 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 South East region with a requirement for RIP.

1 3 (50.00%) WAN
1 3 (50.00%) Ethernet
1 3 (50.00%) TCP/IP
1 3 (50.00%) VPN
1 3 (50.00%) Cisco
1 3 (50.00%) CCNP
1 3 (50.00%) CCNA
1 3 (50.00%) Internet
1 3 (50.00%) MPLS
1 3 (50.00%) OSPF
1 3 (50.00%) BGP
1 3 (50.00%) DSL
1 3 (50.00%) EIGRP
1 3 (50.00%) ADSL
1 3 (50.00%) LAN
1 3 (50.00%) Cisco Certification
1 3 (50.00%) Telecoms
1 3 (50.00%) Migration
1 3 (50.00%) xDSL
2 2 (33.33%) Portfolio Management
2 2 (33.33%) Change Control
2 2 (33.33%) Line Management
2 2 (33.33%) SC Cleared
2 2 (33.33%) BC Cleared
2 2 (33.33%) Security Cleared
2 2 (33.33%) BPSS Clearance
2 2 (33.33%) Finance
2 2 (33.33%) Asset Management
2 2 (33.33%) ATM
3 1 (16.67%) Service Delivery

RIP
Co-occurring IT Skills in the South East 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:

Communications & Networking
1 3 (50.00%) ADSL
1 3 (50.00%) BGP
1 3 (50.00%) DSL
1 3 (50.00%) EIGRP
1 3 (50.00%) Ethernet
1 3 (50.00%) Internet
1 3 (50.00%) LAN
1 3 (50.00%) MPLS
1 3 (50.00%) OSPF
1 3 (50.00%) TCP/IP
1 3 (50.00%) VPN
1 3 (50.00%) WAN
1 3 (50.00%) xDSL
2 2 (33.33%) ATM
3 1 (16.67%) SDH
General
1 3 (50.00%) Telecoms
2 2 (33.33%) Finance
Job Titles
1 2 (33.33%) Network Engineer
2 1 (16.67%) Project Director
2 1 (16.67%) Project Manager
2 1 (16.67%) Provisioning Engineer
2 1 (16.67%) Senior Manager
2 1 (16.67%) Senior Project Manager
2 1 (16.67%) WAN Engineer
Miscellaneous
1 1 (16.67%) Analytical Skills
Processes & Methodologies
1 3 (50.00%) Migration
2 2 (33.33%) Asset Management
2 2 (33.33%) Change Control
2 2 (33.33%) Line Management
2 2 (33.33%) Portfolio Management
3 1 (16.67%) Continuous Improvement
3 1 (16.67%) Creative Problem-Solving
3 1 (16.67%) Customer Requirements
3 1 (16.67%) Project Management
3 1 (16.67%) Risk Management
3 1 (16.67%) Service Delivery
3 1 (16.67%) Validation
Programming Languages
1 1 (16.67%) C
Qualifications
1 3 (50.00%) CCNA
1 3 (50.00%) CCNP
1 3 (50.00%) Cisco Certification
2 2 (33.33%) BC Cleared
2 2 (33.33%) BPSS Clearance
2 2 (33.33%) SC Cleared
2 2 (33.33%) Security Cleared
3 1 (16.67%) CCDA
3 1 (16.67%) CCDP
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 1 (16.67%) QA
Vendors
1 3 (50.00%) Cisco
2 1 (16.67%) Alcatel-Lucent