Period
to 19 November 2017

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 November 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)
UK
6 months to
19 Nov 2017
Same period 2016 Same period 2015
Rank 859 864 808
Rank change year-on-year +5 -56 -45
Contract jobs citing RIP 16 32 84
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in the UK 0.016% 0.031% 0.073%
As % of the Communications & Networking category 0.11% 0.20% 0.53%
Number of daily rates quoted 9 15 47
UK median daily rate £425 £375 £375
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +13.33% - +50.00%
10th Percentile £296 £275 £215
90th Percentile £561 £569 £500
UK excluding London median daily rate £344 £338 £365
% change year-on-year +1.85% -7.53% +4.29%
Number of hourly rates quoted 3 5 9
UK median hourly rate £13.50 £48.00 £47.83
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year -71.88% +0.36% +43.85%
UK excluding London median hourly rate £13.50 £48.00 £47.83
% change year-on-year -71.88% +0.36% +26.53%

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 13924 16275 15970
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in the UK 13.73% 15.52% 13.93%
Number of daily rates quoted 8473 9837 9234
UK median daily rate £400 £400 £388
Median daily rate % change year-on-year - +3.23% +3.33%
10th Percentile £181 £214 £213
90th Percentile £588 £575 £550
UK excluding London median daily rate £375 £375 £363
% change year-on-year - +3.45% +3.57%
Number of hourly rates quoted 731 831 1028
UK median hourly rate £19.00 £23.75 £20.50
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year -20.00% +15.85% +2.50%
10th Percentile £11.25 £11.72 £11.00
90th Percentile £46.50 £48.00 £46.23
UK excluding London median hourly rate £19.00 £25.00 £20.50
% change year-on-year -24.00% +21.95% +2.50%

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 November 2017.

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
Top 9 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 November 2017. 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
England +10 16 £425 +11.48% 4
London -29 9 £463 -7.50% 1
UK excluding London +13 7 £344 +1.85% 3
South East +1 4 £375 +30.43% 1
North of England +57 1 - - 1
Midlands +29 1 £313 +7.76% 1
North West +23 1 - -
East Midlands - 1 £313 -
East of England - 1 - -

For the 6 months to 19 November 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 with a requirement for RIP.

1 15 (93.75%) Cisco
1 15 (93.75%) OSPF
1 15 (93.75%) BGP
2 11 (68.75%) MPLS
3 9 (56.25%) Firewall
3 9 (56.25%) Juniper
3 9 (56.25%) VPN
4 8 (50.00%) Cisco Certification
4 8 (50.00%) EIGRP
5 7 (43.75%) TCP/IP
5 7 (43.75%) Cisco ASA
5 7 (43.75%) Cisco Nexus
6 6 (37.50%) Multicast
6 6 (37.50%) LAN
6 6 (37.50%) VoIP
6 6 (37.50%) WAN
6 6 (37.50%) Microsoft
6 6 (37.50%) CCNP
7 5 (31.25%) ATM
7 5 (31.25%) Ethernet
7 5 (31.25%) F5
8 4 (25.00%) Network Management
8 4 (25.00%) xDSL
8 4 (25.00%) Security Cleared
8 4 (25.00%) Wireless
8 4 (25.00%) DHCP
8 4 (25.00%) ITIL
8 4 (25.00%) CheckPoint
8 4 (25.00%) Finance
8 4 (25.00%) 802.1X

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 (6.25%) Skype for Business
Applications
1 2 (12.50%) Microsoft Excel
1 2 (12.50%) Microsoft Office
1 2 (12.50%) MS Visio
Cloud Services
1 2 (12.50%) Microsoft Azure
2 1 (6.25%) Amazon AWS
2 1 (6.25%) Azure Active Directory
2 1 (6.25%) Office 365
Communications & Networking
1 15 (93.75%) BGP
1 15 (93.75%) OSPF
2 11 (68.75%) MPLS
3 9 (56.25%) Firewall
3 9 (56.25%) VPN
4 8 (50.00%) EIGRP
5 7 (43.75%) Cisco ASA
5 7 (43.75%) Cisco Nexus
5 7 (43.75%) TCP/IP
6 6 (37.50%) LAN
6 6 (37.50%) Multicast
6 6 (37.50%) VoIP
6 6 (37.50%) WAN
7 5 (31.25%) ATM
7 5 (31.25%) Ethernet
8 4 (25.00%) DHCP
8 4 (25.00%) Spanning Tree
8 4 (25.00%) Wireless
8 4 (25.00%) xDSL
9 3 (18.75%) IPsec
Database & Business Intelligence
1 1 (6.25%) Power BI
1 1 (6.25%) SQL Server
1 1 (6.25%) SQL Server Integration Services
Development Applications
1 1 (6.25%) VSS/SourceSafe
General
1 4 (25.00%) Finance
2 3 (18.75%) Telecoms
3 1 (6.25%) Banking
3 1 (6.25%) Investment Banking
Job Titles
1 10 (62.50%) Network Engineer
2 3 (18.75%) Network Security Engineer
2 3 (18.75%) Security Engineer
3 2 (12.50%) Architect
4 1 (6.25%) Cisco Engineer
4 1 (6.25%) Cisco Network Engineer
4 1 (6.25%) Consultant
4 1 (6.25%) Data Architect
4 1 (6.25%) Enterprise Architect
4 1 (6.25%) Network Architect
4 1 (6.25%) Network Consultant
4 1 (6.25%) Network Specialist
4 1 (6.25%) Senior Consultant
4 1 (6.25%) Senior Network Consultant
4 1 (6.25%) Senior Systems Engineer
4 1 (6.25%) Support Engineer
4 1 (6.25%) Systems Engineer
4 1 (6.25%) Technical Engineer
4 1 (6.25%) Technical Support
4 1 (6.25%) Technical Support Engineer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 4 (25.00%) 802.1X
2 3 (18.75%) RFC 2544
Miscellaneous
1 3 (18.75%) Data Centre
2 2 (12.50%) Analytical Skills
2 2 (12.50%) PKI
3 1 (6.25%) Public Cloud
Operating Systems
1 3 (18.75%) Linux
2 2 (12.50%) Unix
2 2 (12.50%) Windows
2 2 (12.50%) Windows Server
Processes & Methodologies
1 4 (25.00%) ITIL
1 4 (25.00%) Network Management
2 3 (18.75%) Change Management
2 3 (18.75%) Customer Requirements
2 3 (18.75%) Migration
2 3 (18.75%) Problem Management
2 3 (18.75%) Service Delivery
3 2 (12.50%) Creative Problem-Solving
3 2 (12.50%) Low Latency
3 2 (12.50%) Network Design
3 2 (12.50%) Time Management
3 2 (12.50%) Trend Analysis
4 1 (6.25%) Asset Management
4 1 (6.25%) Business Intelligence
4 1 (6.25%) Change Control
4 1 (6.25%) High Availability
4 1 (6.25%) Identity Management
4 1 (6.25%) Multi-Factor Authentication
4 1 (6.25%) Performance Analysis
4 1 (6.25%) Two-Factor Authentication
Qualifications
1 8 (50.00%) Cisco Certification
2 6 (37.50%) CCNP
3 4 (25.00%) Security Cleared
4 3 (18.75%) BC Cleared
4 3 (18.75%) BPSS Clearance
4 3 (18.75%) CCNA
4 3 (18.75%) SC Cleared
5 2 (12.50%) CCIE
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 1 (6.25%) SLA
System Software
1 2 (12.50%) iptables
1 2 (12.50%) XenApp
2 1 (6.25%) Active Directory
Systems Management
1 2 (12.50%) FortiGate
1 2 (12.50%) SCCM
1 2 (12.50%) SCOM
2 1 (6.25%) Cisco CUCM
2 1 (6.25%) Cisco Prime
2 1 (6.25%) HP NNM
2 1 (6.25%) Nagios
2 1 (6.25%) WhatsUp Gold
Vendors
1 15 (93.75%) Cisco
2 9 (56.25%) Juniper
3 6 (37.50%) Microsoft
4 5 (31.25%) F5
5 4 (25.00%) CheckPoint
6 3 (18.75%) Arista
6 3 (18.75%) Citrix
7 2 (12.50%) CA
7 2 (12.50%) NetApp
7 2 (12.50%) Riverbed
7 2 (12.50%) Siemens
7 2 (12.50%) SolarWinds
8 1 (6.25%) Aruba
8 1 (6.25%) Avaya
8 1 (6.25%) Google
8 1 (6.25%) HP
8 1 (6.25%) MuleSoft
8 1 (6.25%) Nokia
8 1 (6.25%) Tableau
8 1 (6.25%) WSO2