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 3 months to 28 June 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
3 months to
28 Jun 2017
Same period 2016 Same period 2015
Rank 592 622 619
Rank change year-on-year +30 -3  
Contract jobs citing RIP 18 29 26
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in the UK 0.038% 0.054% 0.047%
As % of the Communications & Networking category 0.28% 0.33% 0.33%
Number of daily rates quoted 10 6 17
Median daily rate £340 £425 £363
Median daily rate % change year-on-year -20.00% +17.24%  
90% offered a daily rate of more than £296 £303 £215
10% offered a daily rate of more than £560 £513 £438
UK excluding London median daily rate £313 £350 £296
% change year-on-year -10.71% +18.14%  
Number of hourly rates quoted 5 9 1
Median hourly rate £33.00 £47.83 £40.00
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year -31.00% +19.57%  
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £12.75 £26.00 £37.50
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £48.27 £48.00 £42.50
UK excluding London median hourly rate £13.50 £47.83 £40.00
% change year-on-year -71.77% +19.57%  

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 with a requirement for communications and computer networking skills.

Contract Communications & Computer Network Skills
UK
Contract job vacancies with a requirement for communications and computer networking skills 6449 8728 7938
As % of all contract IT job vacancies advertised in the UK 13.69% 16.21% 14.39%
Number of daily rates quoted 10114 13811 12506
Median daily rate £400 £390 £355
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +2.56% +9.85%  
90% offered a daily rate of more than £206 £230 £206
10% offered a daily rate of more than £575 £563 £525
UK excluding London median daily rate £375 £365 £340
% change year-on-year +2.73% +7.35%  
Number of hourly rates quoted 1013 1078 1091
Median hourly rate £29.00 £28.50 £23.00
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year +1.75% +23.91%  
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £12.00 £12.50 £12.25
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £52.50 £48.00 £48.75
UK excluding London median hourly rate £27.50 £31.50 £23.50
% change year-on-year -12.69% +34.04%  

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 3 months to 28 June 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
Contractor Hourly Rate Histogram

The hourly rate distribution of IT jobs citing RIP over the 3 months to 28 June 2017.

Contractor hourly rate histogram for RIP in the UK

RIP
Top 6 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 3 months to 28 June 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
England +26 15 £340 -32.00% 6
London +18 10 £370 -26.00% 4
UK excluding London +19 5 £313 -10.71% 3
South East +13 3 - - 1
East of England -1 1 - - 1
Midlands - 1 £313 -

For the 6 months to 28 June 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 27 (90.00%) OSPF
2 26 (86.67%) Cisco
3 23 (76.67%) Cisco Certification
3 23 (76.67%) BGP
4 21 (70.00%) EIGRP
5 20 (66.67%) CCNP
6 19 (63.33%) MPLS
7 18 (60.00%) LAN
7 18 (60.00%) WAN
8 17 (56.67%) VPN
9 12 (40.00%) CCNA
9 12 (40.00%) TCP/IP
9 12 (40.00%) Firewall
9 12 (40.00%) Finance
10 9 (30.00%) CCIE
10 9 (30.00%) Ethernet
10 9 (30.00%) ADSL
11 8 (26.67%) IPsec
11 8 (26.67%) Security Cleared
11 8 (26.67%) F5
11 8 (26.67%) 802.1X
12 7 (23.33%) Multicast
12 7 (23.33%) Cisco ASA
12 7 (23.33%) Telecoms
12 7 (23.33%) Migration
12 7 (23.33%) VoIP
12 7 (23.33%) SNMP
12 7 (23.33%) Juniper
12 7 (23.33%) CCDP
12 7 (23.33%) Internet

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 (3.33%) Skype for Business
Applications
1 4 (13.33%) Microsoft Office
1 4 (13.33%) MS Visio
2 2 (6.67%) Microsoft Excel
Cloud Services
1 1 (3.33%) Amazon AWS
1 1 (3.33%) Azure Active Directory
1 1 (3.33%) Microsoft Azure
1 1 (3.33%) Office 365
Communications & Networking
1 27 (90.00%) OSPF
2 23 (76.67%) BGP
3 21 (70.00%) EIGRP
4 19 (63.33%) MPLS
5 18 (60.00%) LAN
5 18 (60.00%) WAN
6 17 (56.67%) VPN
7 12 (40.00%) Firewall
7 12 (40.00%) TCP/IP
8 9 (30.00%) ADSL
8 9 (30.00%) Ethernet
9 8 (26.67%) IPsec
10 7 (23.33%) Cisco ASA
10 7 (23.33%) Internet
10 7 (23.33%) Multicast
10 7 (23.33%) SNMP
10 7 (23.33%) VoIP
11 6 (20.00%) ATM
11 6 (20.00%) DSL
11 6 (20.00%) xDSL
Development Applications
1 3 (10.00%) VSS/SourceSafe
2 2 (6.67%) Rational DOORS
General
1 12 (40.00%) Finance
2 7 (23.33%) Telecoms
3 2 (6.67%) Banking
4 1 (3.33%) Aerospace
4 1 (3.33%) Electronics
4 1 (3.33%) Financial Institution
4 1 (3.33%) Investment Banking
4 1 (3.33%) Manufacturing
4 1 (3.33%) Military
4 1 (3.33%) Retail
Job Titles
1 16 (53.33%) Network Engineer
2 5 (16.67%) WAN Engineer
3 4 (13.33%) Cisco Engineer
3 4 (13.33%) Cisco Network Engineer
4 3 (10.00%) LAN Engineer
4 3 (10.00%) LAN/WAN Engineer
5 2 (6.67%) Network Operations Engineer
5 2 (6.67%) Network Security Engineer
5 2 (6.67%) NOC Engineer
5 2 (6.67%) Operations Engineer
5 2 (6.67%) Project Manager
5 2 (6.67%) Provisioning Engineer
5 2 (6.67%) Security Engineer
5 2 (6.67%) Senior Network Engineer
6 1 (3.33%) Network Manager
6 1 (3.33%) Network Support
6 1 (3.33%) Network Technician
6 1 (3.33%) Senior Cisco Engineer
6 1 (3.33%) Senior Project Manager
6 1 (3.33%) Technical Manager
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 8 (26.67%) 802.1X
2 3 (10.00%) RFC 2544
3 2 (6.67%) COM
4 1 (3.33%) CSS
Miscellaneous
1 5 (16.67%) Data Centre
2 2 (6.67%) Analytical Skills
2 2 (6.67%) Linux Command Line
3 1 (3.33%) Computer Science
3 1 (3.33%) Greenfield Project
3 1 (3.33%) RIA
3 1 (3.33%) RSA SecurID
Operating Systems
1 4 (13.33%) Linux
1 4 (13.33%) Unix
1 4 (13.33%) Windows
2 3 (10.00%) Windows Server
3 2 (6.67%) FreeBSD
4 1 (3.33%) Mac OS X
Processes & Methodologies
1 7 (23.33%) Migration
2 6 (20.00%) Network Management
3 5 (16.67%) Change Control
3 5 (16.67%) Customer Requirements
3 5 (16.67%) Network Design
4 3 (10.00%) Line Management
4 3 (10.00%) Service Delivery
5 2 (6.67%) Asset Management
5 2 (6.67%) Change Management
5 2 (6.67%) ITIL
5 2 (6.67%) Low Latency
5 2 (6.67%) Portfolio Management
5 2 (6.67%) Project Management
5 2 (6.67%) Time Management
5 2 (6.67%) Validation
6 1 (3.33%) Identity Management
6 1 (3.33%) Load Balancing
6 1 (3.33%) PRINCE2
6 1 (3.33%) Problem Management
6 1 (3.33%) Programme Management
Programming Languages
1 2 (6.67%) SQL
2 1 (3.33%) C
2 1 (3.33%) Python
Qualifications
1 23 (76.67%) Cisco Certification
2 20 (66.67%) CCNP
3 12 (40.00%) CCNA
4 9 (30.00%) CCIE
5 8 (26.67%) Security Cleared
6 7 (23.33%) CCDP
7 6 (20.00%) SC Cleared
8 4 (13.33%) BC Cleared
8 4 (13.33%) BPSS Clearance
9 3 (10.00%) CCDA
10 1 (3.33%) CCENT
10 1 (3.33%) Computer Science Degree
10 1 (3.33%) Degree
10 1 (3.33%) DV Cleared
10 1 (3.33%) PRINCE2 Practitioner
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 2 (6.67%) Def Stans
2 1 (3.33%) QA
2 1 (3.33%) SLA
System Software
1 5 (16.67%) VMware ESXi
1 5 (16.67%) VMware Infrastructure
2 4 (13.33%) Active Directory
2 4 (13.33%) vSphere
3 2 (6.67%) Forefront TMG
Systems Management
1 4 (13.33%) WhatsUp Gold
2 2 (6.67%) Nessus
3 1 (3.33%) Cisco CUCM
3 1 (3.33%) Cisco Prime
3 1 (3.33%) FortiGate
3 1 (3.33%) HP NNM
3 1 (3.33%) Nagios
3 1 (3.33%) WMI
Vendors
1 26 (86.67%) Cisco
2 8 (26.67%) F5
3 7 (23.33%) Juniper
4 6 (20.00%) Riverbed
4 6 (20.00%) VMware
5 5 (16.67%) CheckPoint
5 5 (16.67%) Microsoft
6 3 (10.00%) Arista
6 3 (10.00%) HP
7 2 (6.67%) Alcatel-Lucent
7 2 (6.67%) BT
7 2 (6.67%) Palo Alto
8 1 (3.33%) AirMagnet
8 1 (3.33%) Aruba
8 1 (3.33%) Avaya
8 1 (3.33%) CA
8 1 (3.33%) Nortel
8 1 (3.33%) Progress
8 1 (3.33%) Redback
8 1 (3.33%) WatchGuard