The following table provides summary statistics for contract job vacancies advertised in the South East 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 26 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)
England / South East
3 months to
26 Apr 2017
Same period 2016 Same period 2015
Rank 253 265 258
Rank change year-on-year +12 -7  
Contract jobs citing VRRP 2 10 8
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in the South East 0.025% 0.10% 0.080%
As % of the Communications & Networking category 0.14% 0.48% 0.40%
Number of daily rates quoted 1 3 1
Median daily rate £335 £470 £335
Median daily rate % change year-on-year -28.72% +40.29%  
UK excluding London median daily rate £335 £400 £295
% change year-on-year -16.25% +35.59%  
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 1 0
Median hourly rate - £55.00 -
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 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 1423 2085 2024
As % of all contract IT job vacancies advertised in the South East 17.51% 21.42% 20.18%
Number of daily rates quoted 802 1175 984
Median daily rate £405 £364 £350
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +11.26% +4.00%  
90% offered a daily rate of more than £225 £230 £180
10% offered a daily rate of more than £525 £500 £488
UK excluding London median daily rate £388 £363 £340
% change year-on-year +6.89% +6.61%  
Number of hourly rates quoted 104 105 101
Median hourly rate £25.00 £38.50 £36.00
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year -35.06% +6.94%  
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £13.00 £15.60 £15.50
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £45.00 £47.83 £42.50
UK excluding London median hourly rate £25.00 £35.00 £30.00
% change year-on-year -28.57% +16.66%  

VRRP
Job Vacancy Trend in the South East

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

VRRP
Contractor Daily Rate Trend in the South East

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

Contractor daily rate trend for VRRP in the South East

VRRP
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 VRRP in the South East.

Contractor hourly rate trend for VRRP in the South East

VRRP
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 VRRP within the South East region over the 3 months to 26 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
Berkshire +19 1 - -
West Sussex - 1 £335 -
VRRP
England

For the 6 months to 26 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 South East region with a requirement for VRRP.

1 7 (100.00%) Cisco
2 6 (85.71%) Juniper
2 6 (85.71%) OSPF
2 6 (85.71%) BGP
2 6 (85.71%) Firewall
3 5 (71.43%) TCP/IP
4 4 (57.14%) Cisco Certification
4 4 (57.14%) Middleware
4 4 (57.14%) MPLS
4 4 (57.14%) IPv4
4 4 (57.14%) IPv6
4 4 (57.14%) CCNP
4 4 (57.14%) Telecoms
4 4 (57.14%) RSVP
4 4 (57.14%) STB
4 4 (57.14%) Huawei
4 4 (57.14%) IPTV
4 4 (57.14%) VLAN
4 4 (57.14%) VPLS
4 4 (57.14%) Video on Demand
4 4 (57.14%) Cisco Nexus
4 4 (57.14%) Over-the-Top Content
5 3 (42.86%) Multicast
5 3 (42.86%) HSRP
5 3 (42.86%) Network Architecture
5 3 (42.86%) VMware Infrastructure
5 3 (42.86%) JNCIA
5 3 (42.86%) IGMP
5 3 (42.86%) VMware
5 3 (42.86%) ICMP

VRRP
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:

Application Platforms
1 1 (14.29%) Exchange Server 2007
1 1 (14.29%) MS Exchange
Communications & Networking
1 6 (85.71%) BGP
1 6 (85.71%) Firewall
1 6 (85.71%) OSPF
2 5 (71.43%) TCP/IP
3 4 (57.14%) Cisco Nexus
3 4 (57.14%) IPv4
3 4 (57.14%) IPv6
3 4 (57.14%) MPLS
3 4 (57.14%) RSVP
3 4 (57.14%) VLAN
3 4 (57.14%) VPLS
4 3 (42.86%) ATM
4 3 (42.86%) Ethernet
4 3 (42.86%) Frame Relay
4 3 (42.86%) FTP
4 3 (42.86%) HSRP
4 3 (42.86%) HTTP
4 3 (42.86%) IGMP
4 3 (42.86%) Multicast
4 3 (42.86%) SNMP
General
1 4 (57.14%) Telecoms
Job Titles
1 3 (42.86%) 1st Line Support
2 2 (28.57%) Network Engineer
3 1 (14.29%) Analyst
3 1 (14.29%) Cisco Engineer
3 1 (14.29%) Cisco Support
3 1 (14.29%) Design Engineer
3 1 (14.29%) Infrastructure Analyst
3 1 (14.29%) Network Analyst
3 1 (14.29%) Network Design Engineer
3 1 (14.29%) Network Support Analyst
3 1 (14.29%) Senior Analyst
3 1 (14.29%) Senior Network Engineer
3 1 (14.29%) Senior Network Support
3 1 (14.29%) Senior Network Support Analyst
3 1 (14.29%) Senior Support Analyst
3 1 (14.29%) Support Engineer
3 1 (14.29%) Systems Analyst
3 1 (14.29%) Systems Support
3 1 (14.29%) Systems Support Analyst
3 1 (14.29%) Wintel Support
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 4 (57.14%) Middleware
Miscellaneous
1 4 (57.14%) IPTV
1 4 (57.14%) Over-the-Top Content
1 4 (57.14%) STB
1 4 (57.14%) Video on Demand
2 1 (14.29%) Analytical Skills
Operating Systems
1 3 (42.86%) Windows
2 2 (28.57%) Android
2 2 (28.57%) Linux
2 2 (28.57%) Unix
3 1 (14.29%) Windows Server
3 1 (14.29%) Windows Server 2003
Processes & Methodologies
1 3 (42.86%) Network Architecture
2 2 (28.57%) Infrastructure Monitoring
2 2 (28.57%) ITIL
3 1 (14.29%) Business Continuity
3 1 (14.29%) Capacity Management
3 1 (14.29%) Load Balancing
3 1 (14.29%) Migration
3 1 (14.29%) Network Design
3 1 (14.29%) Performance Tuning
3 1 (14.29%) Proactive Monitoring
3 1 (14.29%) Service Management
3 1 (14.29%) Time Management
Qualifications
1 4 (57.14%) CCNP
1 4 (57.14%) Cisco Certification
2 3 (42.86%) CCIP
2 3 (42.86%) CCNA
2 3 (42.86%) JNCIA
3 1 (14.29%) CCIE
3 1 (14.29%) CCSA
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 1 (14.29%) SLA
System Software
1 3 (42.86%) VMware Infrastructure
2 1 (14.29%) Active Directory
2 1 (14.29%) DFS Replication
Systems Management
1 2 (28.57%) Nagios
2 1 (14.29%) FortiGate
2 1 (14.29%) HP SIM
Vendors
1 7 (100.00%) Cisco
2 6 (85.71%) Juniper
3 4 (57.14%) Huawei
4 3 (42.86%) VMware
5 2 (28.57%) HP
6 1 (14.29%) CheckPoint
6 1 (14.29%) Ericsson
6 1 (14.29%) Microsoft
6 1 (14.29%) NetApp
6 1 (14.29%) Palo Alto