Period
to 12 November 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 12 November 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
12 Nov 2018
Same period 2017 Same period 2016
Rank 861 869 891
Rank change year-on-year +8 +22 -54
Contract jobs citing RIP 31 19 30
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in the UK 0.030% 0.019% 0.028%
As % of the Communications & Networking category 0.23% 0.14% 0.19%
Number of daily rates quoted 13 10 15
UK median daily rate £360 £413 £375
Median daily rate % change year-on-year -12.73% +10.00% -
10th Percentile £216 £298 £275
90th Percentile £640 £560 £569
UK excluding London median daily rate £300 £344 £338
% change year-on-year -12.73% +1.85% -7.53%
Number of hourly rates quoted 8 4 5
UK median hourly rate £19.00 £13.50 £48.00
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year +40.74% -71.88% +0.36%
10th Percentile £12.75 £12.75 £19.65
90th Percentile £27.41 £28.43 £48.71
UK excluding London median hourly rate £19.00 £13.50 £48.00
% change year-on-year +40.74% -71.88% +0.36%

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 13,488 13,816 16,216
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in the UK 13.12% 13.64% 15.35%
Number of daily rates quoted 8,102 8,426 9,830
UK median daily rate £425 £400 £400
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +6.25% - +3.90%
10th Percentile £200 £185 £213
90th Percentile £608 £588 £575
UK excluding London median daily rate £400 £375 £375
% change year-on-year +6.67% - +3.59%
Number of hourly rates quoted 636 730 826
UK median hourly rate £19.00 £19.56 £22.92
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year -2.88% -14.64% +11.79%
10th Percentile £12.24 £11.25 £11.72
90th Percentile £48.04 £47.28 £47.50
UK excluding London median hourly rate £18.50 £19.38 £25.00
% change year-on-year -4.54% -22.48% +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 12 November 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 12 November 2018.

Contractor hourly rate histogram for RIP in the UK

RIP
Top 10 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 12 November 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
England +30 24 £360 -12.73% 14
UK excluding London -4 24 £300 -12.73% 14
South East -1 9 £275 -26.67% 4
London +17 6 £475 +7.04% 2
Scotland - 6 - - 2
North West -15 4 £300 - 4
North of England -18 4 £300 - 4
East of England +6 3 - - 1
Midlands -3 3 £425 +36.00% 2
West Midlands - 3 £425 - 2

For the 6 months to 12 November 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 28 (90.32%) OSPF
2 26 (83.87%) Cisco
3 25 (80.65%) EIGRP
4 24 (77.42%) BGP
5 19 (61.29%) WAN
6 18 (58.06%) TCP/IP
6 18 (58.06%) Cisco Certification
7 17 (54.84%) Juniper
7 17 (54.84%) VPN
7 17 (54.84%) CCNP
8 16 (51.61%) LAN
8 16 (51.61%) Firewall
9 14 (45.16%) MPLS
10 12 (38.71%) Internet
10 12 (38.71%) Ethernet
11 11 (35.48%) SDH
11 11 (35.48%) Telecoms
12 10 (32.26%) SC Cleared
12 10 (32.26%) BC Cleared
12 10 (32.26%) Security Cleared
12 10 (32.26%) CCNA
12 10 (32.26%) DWDM
12 10 (32.26%) Nortel
13 9 (29.03%) Linux
13 9 (29.03%) DSL
13 9 (29.03%) BPSS Clearance
14 8 (25.81%) xDSL
14 8 (25.81%) Windows
14 8 (25.81%) ADSL
15 7 (22.58%) ATM

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 (3.23%) Marvel
1 1 (3.23%) Skype for Business
Applications
1 1 (3.23%) Microsoft Office
1 1 (3.23%) MS Visio
Cloud Services
1 3 (9.68%) Amazon AWS
1 3 (9.68%) Microsoft Azure
Communications & Networking
1 28 (90.32%) OSPF
2 25 (80.65%) EIGRP
3 24 (77.42%) BGP
4 19 (61.29%) WAN
5 18 (58.06%) TCP/IP
6 17 (54.84%) VPN
7 16 (51.61%) Firewall
7 16 (51.61%) LAN
8 14 (45.16%) MPLS
9 12 (38.71%) Ethernet
9 12 (38.71%) Internet
10 11 (35.48%) SDH
11 10 (32.26%) DWDM
12 9 (29.03%) DSL
13 8 (25.81%) ADSL
13 8 (25.81%) xDSL
14 7 (22.58%) ATM
14 7 (22.58%) Cisco ASA
14 7 (22.58%) HSRP
15 6 (19.35%) IPsec
Development Applications
1 1 (3.23%) Balsamiq Mockups
General
1 11 (35.48%) Telecoms
2 3 (9.68%) Finance
2 3 (9.68%) Retail
Job Titles
1 15 (48.39%) Network Engineer
2 3 (9.68%) Analyst
2 3 (9.68%) Designer
2 3 (9.68%) Implementation Engineer
2 3 (9.68%) Network Analyst
2 3 (9.68%) Security Engineer
2 3 (9.68%) UI Designer
2 3 (9.68%) UI/UX Designer
2 3 (9.68%) UX Designer
3 2 (6.45%) Cisco Engineer
3 2 (6.45%) E-Commerce Designer
3 2 (6.45%) Lead Architect
3 2 (6.45%) Lead UX Designer
3 2 (6.45%) Senior Implementation Engineer
3 2 (6.45%) Senior Network Engineer
3 2 (6.45%) Senior Security Engineer
3 2 (6.45%) Transmission Engineer
3 2 (6.45%) UI Architect
3 2 (6.45%) User Experience Architect
3 2 (6.45%) WAN Engineer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 2 (6.45%) 802.1X
Miscellaneous
1 4 (12.90%) Analytical Skills
2 3 (9.68%) Data Centre
2 3 (9.68%) User Experience
3 1 (3.23%) Animation
3 1 (3.23%) Graphic Design
3 1 (3.23%) PKI
3 1 (3.23%) Virtual Team
Operating Systems
1 9 (29.03%) Linux
2 8 (25.81%) Windows
3 4 (12.90%) Windows Server
4 3 (9.68%) Unix
Processes & Methodologies
1 7 (22.58%) Kalman Filter
2 6 (19.35%) ITIL
2 6 (19.35%) Migration
3 5 (16.13%) Network Monitoring
4 4 (12.90%) Analytics
4 4 (12.90%) Capacity Planning
4 4 (12.90%) Performance Tuning
5 3 (9.68%) Agile Software Development
5 3 (9.68%) Creative Thinking
5 3 (9.68%) E-Commerce
5 3 (9.68%) Email Filtering
5 3 (9.68%) Fault Management
5 3 (9.68%) Network Management
5 3 (9.68%) Problem Management
5 3 (9.68%) Project Management
5 3 (9.68%) Root Cause Analysis
5 3 (9.68%) SIEM
5 3 (9.68%) Wireframes
6 2 (6.45%) Analytical Thinking
6 2 (6.45%) Cybersecurity
Programming Languages
1 1 (3.23%) Python
Qualifications
1 18 (58.06%) Cisco Certification
2 17 (54.84%) CCNP
3 10 (32.26%) BC Cleared
3 10 (32.26%) CCNA
3 10 (32.26%) SC Cleared
3 10 (32.26%) Security Cleared
4 9 (29.03%) BPSS Clearance
5 5 (16.13%) CCIP
6 4 (12.90%) JNCIS
7 2 (6.45%) HP APS
8 1 (3.23%) CCDP
8 1 (3.23%) Degree
8 1 (3.23%) JNCIP
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 3 (9.68%) SLA
System Software
1 3 (9.68%) Active Directory
2 2 (6.45%) VMware Infrastructure
3 1 (3.23%) vSphere
Systems Management
1 1 (3.23%) Ansible
1 1 (3.23%) Opscode Chef
1 1 (3.23%) Puppet
Vendors
1 26 (83.87%) Cisco
2 17 (54.84%) Juniper
3 10 (32.26%) Nortel
4 5 (16.13%) Alcatel-Lucent
4 5 (16.13%) Microsoft
5 4 (12.90%) CheckPoint
5 4 (12.90%) VMware
6 2 (6.45%) Ciena
6 2 (6.45%) Ericsson
6 2 (6.45%) Fortinet
6 2 (6.45%) HP
6 2 (6.45%) Huawei
6 2 (6.45%) McAfee
6 2 (6.45%) Nokia
6 2 (6.45%) Palo Alto
6 2 (6.45%) Symantec
7 1 (3.23%) Arista
7 1 (3.23%) Aruba
7 1 (3.23%) F5
7 1 (3.23%) Infoblox