Period
to 19 August 2018

The following table provides summary statistics for contract job vacancies with a requirement for RIP skills. Included is a benchmarking guide to the contractor rates offered in vacancies that have cited RIP over the 6 months to 19 August 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.

Routing Information Protocol (RIP)
UK
6 months to
19 Aug 2018
Same period 2017 Same period 2016
Rank 871 836 879
Rank change year-on-year -35 +43 -61
Contract jobs citing RIP 26 33 42
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in the UK 0.025% 0.034% 0.039%
As % of the Communications & Networking category 0.19% 0.25% 0.25%
Number of daily rates quoted 8 16 12
UK median daily rate £368 £413 £400
Median daily rate % change year-on-year -10.91% +3.13% -3.03%
10th Percentile £256 £306 £271
90th Percentile £490 £673 £523
UK excluding London median daily rate £313 £500 £308
% change year-on-year -37.50% +62.60% -15.75%
Number of hourly rates quoted 16 8 11
UK median hourly rate £30.71 £23.25 £47.83
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year +32.09% -51.39% -
10th Percentile £12.75 £12.75 £26.00
90th Percentile £47.29 £49.19 £48.00
UK excluding London median hourly rate £30.71 £13.50 £47.83
% change year-on-year +127.48% -71.78% -

RIP 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 with a requirement for communications or computer networking skills.

All Communications and Computer Networking Skills
UK
Contract vacancies with a requirement for communications or computer networking skills 13,751 13,129 16,801
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in the UK 13.45% 13.61% 15.48%
Number of daily rates quoted 8,418 7,887 10,196
UK median daily rate £425 £408 £400
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +4.29% +1.88% +6.67%
10th Percentile £203 £200 £220
90th Percentile £600 £575 £575
UK excluding London median daily rate £398 £375 £375
% change year-on-year +6.00% - +7.14%
Number of hourly rates quoted 769 746 811
UK median hourly rate £20.00 £19.00 £25.00
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year +5.26% -24.00% +21.95%
10th Percentile £12.22 £11.00 £11.25
90th Percentile £47.83 £50.00 £47.50
UK excluding London median hourly rate £19.00 £18.50 £25.00
% change year-on-year +2.70% -26.00% +21.95%

RIP
Job Vacancy Trend

Job postings citing RIP as a percentage of all IT jobs advertised.

Job vacancy trend for RIP in the UK

RIP
Contractor Daily Rate Trend

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

Contractor daily rate trend for RIP in the UK

RIP
Contractor Daily Rate Histogram

The daily rate distribution of IT jobs citing RIP over the 6 months to 19 August 2018.

Contractor daily rate histogram for RIP in the UK

RIP
Contractor Hourly Rate Trend

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

Contractor hourly rate trend for RIP in the UK

RIP
Contractor Hourly Rate Histogram

The hourly rate distribution of IT jobs citing RIP over the 6 months to 19 August 2018.

Contractor hourly rate histogram for RIP in the UK

RIP
Top 7 Contract Locations

The table below looks at the demand and provides a guide to the median contractor rates quoted in IT jobs citing RIP within the UK over the 6 months to 19 August 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
UK excluding London -14 21 £313 -37.50% 5
England -39 20 £368 -13.53% 7
South East -11 13 £313 -50.00% 1
Scotland - 6 - -
London -39 5 £450 +9.09% 2
East of England 0 1 £300 -
South West - 1 £375 - 1

For the 6 months to 19 August 2018, IT contractor jobs citing RIP also mentioned the following skills in order of popularity. The figures indicate the absolute number co-occurrences and as a proportion of all contract job ads with a requirement for RIP.

1 26 (100.00%) Cisco
1 26 (100.00%) OSPF
1 26 (100.00%) BGP
2 23 (88.46%) WAN
3 22 (84.62%) LAN
4 21 (80.77%) Cisco Certification
5 19 (73.08%) MPLS
6 18 (69.23%) CCNA
7 15 (57.69%) EIGRP
8 14 (53.85%) Juniper
8 14 (53.85%) TCP/IP
8 14 (53.85%) Security Cleared
9 13 (50.00%) SC Cleared
10 12 (46.15%) HSRP
10 12 (46.15%) VPN
10 12 (46.15%) CCNP
11 10 (38.46%) Ethernet
11 10 (38.46%) Internet
11 10 (38.46%) Windows
11 10 (38.46%) IPsec
11 10 (38.46%) Telecoms
11 10 (38.46%) Data Centre
11 10 (38.46%) BPSS Clearance
11 10 (38.46%) Windows Server
11 10 (38.46%) BC Cleared
12 9 (34.62%) VMware Infrastructure
12 9 (34.62%) Cisco ASA
12 9 (34.62%) VMware
13 8 (30.77%) L2TP
13 8 (30.77%) DSL

RIP
Co-occurring IT Skills 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 (3.85%) Confluence
Applications
1 1 (3.85%) Microsoft Office
1 1 (3.85%) MS Visio
Communications & Networking
1 26 (100.00%) BGP
1 26 (100.00%) OSPF
2 23 (88.46%) WAN
3 22 (84.62%) LAN
4 19 (73.08%) MPLS
5 15 (57.69%) EIGRP
6 14 (53.85%) TCP/IP
7 12 (46.15%) HSRP
7 12 (46.15%) VPN
8 10 (38.46%) Ethernet
8 10 (38.46%) Internet
8 10 (38.46%) IPsec
9 9 (34.62%) Cisco ASA
10 8 (30.77%) ATM
10 8 (30.77%) DNS
10 8 (30.77%) DSL
10 8 (30.77%) L2TP
11 7 (26.92%) ADSL
11 7 (26.92%) Firewall
11 7 (26.92%) SDH
Development Applications
1 1 (3.85%) JIRA
1 1 (3.85%) VSS/SourceSafe
General
1 10 (38.46%) Telecoms
2 3 (11.54%) Finance
Job Titles
1 16 (61.54%) Network Engineer
2 8 (30.77%) Senior Network Engineer
3 3 (11.54%) Analyst
3 3 (11.54%) Network Analyst
3 3 (11.54%) Switch Engineer
4 2 (7.69%) Cisco Engineer
4 2 (7.69%) Deployment Engineer
4 2 (7.69%) Transmission Engineer
5 1 (3.85%) Cisco Network Engineer
5 1 (3.85%) Design Engineer
5 1 (3.85%) Network Deployment Engineer
5 1 (3.85%) Network Design Engineer
5 1 (3.85%) Senior Cisco Engineer
5 1 (3.85%) Senior Cisco Network Engineer
5 1 (3.85%) Senior Design Engineer
5 1 (3.85%) Senior Network Design Engineer
5 1 (3.85%) Senior Test Engineer
5 1 (3.85%) Test Engineer
5 1 (3.85%) WAN Engineer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 2 (7.69%) 802.1X
Miscellaneous
1 10 (38.46%) Data Centre
2 1 (3.85%) PKI
Operating Systems
1 10 (38.46%) Windows
1 10 (38.46%) Windows Server
2 3 (11.54%) Linux
3 2 (7.69%) Unix
Processes & Methodologies
1 7 (26.92%) Configuration Management
1 7 (26.92%) Migration
2 2 (7.69%) Analytics
2 2 (7.69%) Fault Management
2 2 (7.69%) ITIL
2 2 (7.69%) Kalman Filter
2 2 (7.69%) Load Balancing
2 2 (7.69%) Network Design
2 2 (7.69%) Network Management
2 2 (7.69%) Network Monitoring
2 2 (7.69%) Problem Management
2 2 (7.69%) Root Cause Analysis
3 1 (3.85%) Build Automation
3 1 (3.85%) Data Protection
3 1 (3.85%) Defect Tracking
3 1 (3.85%) Infrastructure Management
3 1 (3.85%) Regression Testing
3 1 (3.85%) Test Management
3 1 (3.85%) Test Planning
3 1 (3.85%) Validation
Programming Languages
1 1 (3.85%) Python
Qualifications
1 21 (80.77%) Cisco Certification
2 18 (69.23%) CCNA
3 14 (53.85%) Security Cleared
4 13 (50.00%) SC Cleared
5 12 (46.15%) CCNP
6 10 (38.46%) BC Cleared
6 10 (38.46%) BPSS Clearance
7 8 (30.77%) Degree
8 3 (11.54%) CCIP
8 3 (11.54%) JNCIS
9 1 (3.85%) CCDP
9 1 (3.85%) JNCIP
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 2 (7.69%) SLA
2 1 (3.85%) QA
System Software
1 9 (34.62%) VMware Infrastructure
2 8 (30.77%) Active Directory
3 1 (3.85%) vSphere
Systems Management
1 1 (3.85%) Ansible
1 1 (3.85%) Opscode Chef
1 1 (3.85%) Puppet
Vendors
1 26 (100.00%) Cisco
2 14 (53.85%) Juniper
3 9 (34.62%) VMware
4 6 (23.08%) Nortel
5 4 (15.38%) Alcatel-Lucent
6 2 (7.69%) Arista
6 2 (7.69%) Ciena
6 2 (7.69%) Ericsson
6 2 (7.69%) F5
6 2 (7.69%) Fortinet
6 2 (7.69%) Huawei
6 2 (7.69%) Microsoft
7 1 (3.85%) Aruba
7 1 (3.85%) Infoblox
7 1 (3.85%) McAfee
7 1 (3.85%) Meraki
7 1 (3.85%) MikroTik
7 1 (3.85%) Riverbed