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 30 March 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
30 Mar 2017
Same period 2016 Same period 2015
Rank 588 622 595
Rank change year-on-year +34 -27  
Contract jobs citing RIP 12 18 30
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in the UK 0.026% 0.033% 0.056%
As % of the Communications & Networking category 0.18% 0.23% 0.38%
Number of daily rates quoted 4 5 12
Median daily rate £625 £275 £370
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +127.27% -25.67%  
90% offered a daily rate of more than £369 £275 £301
10% offered a daily rate of more than £820 £430 £475
UK excluding London median daily rate £625 £275 £363
% change year-on-year +127.27% -24.13%  
Number of hourly rates quoted 4 3 3
Median hourly rate £21.75 £47.83 £30.00
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year -54.52% +59.43%  
UK excluding London median hourly rate £13.50 £47.83 £30.00
% change year-on-year -71.77% +59.43%  

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 6563 7989 7930
As % of all contract IT job vacancies advertised in the UK 14.41% 14.76% 14.77%
Number of daily rates quoted 4035 4785 4336
Median daily rate £400 £383 £363
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +4.57% +5.51%  
90% offered a daily rate of more than £225 £235 £205
10% offered a daily rate of more than £550 £535 £500
UK excluding London median daily rate £375 £363 £347
% change year-on-year +3.44% +4.32%  
Number of hourly rates quoted 367 338 438
Median hourly rate £25.00 £30.00 £27.00
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year -16.66% +11.11%  
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £12.07 £13.00 £13.00
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £50.00 £50.00 £46.22
UK excluding London median hourly rate £22.50 £37.00 £29.50
% change year-on-year -39.18% +25.42%  

RIP
Job Vacancy Trend

The job posting trend of jobs advertised citing RIP as a proportion of all contract or permanent IT jobs with a match in the Communications & Networking category.

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 30 March 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 30 March 2017.

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 3 months to 30 March 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 +41 11 £625 +127.27% 4
South East +15 6 £750 +172.72% 1
London +34 3 - - 2
Berkshire +22 3 - - 1
Surrey +9 3 £750 +172.72%
Bracknell +4 3 - -
Guildford - 3 £750 -
New Malden - 2 - -
Birmingham - 2 £313 -
West Midlands - 2 £313 -

For the 6 months to 30 March 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 20 (86.96%) OSPF
2 17 (73.91%) BGP
3 16 (69.57%) MPLS
4 15 (65.22%) LAN
5 14 (60.87%) WAN
5 14 (60.87%) Cisco
5 14 (60.87%) Cisco Certification
6 13 (56.52%) EIGRP
7 12 (52.17%) CCNP
8 11 (47.83%) Data Centre
9 10 (43.48%) VMware
9 10 (43.48%) IPsec
10 9 (39.13%) L2TP
10 9 (39.13%) Active Directory
10 9 (39.13%) Windows
10 9 (39.13%) VMware Infrastructure
11 8 (34.78%) CCNA
11 8 (34.78%) Windows Server
12 7 (30.43%) DNS
12 7 (30.43%) ADSL
12 7 (30.43%) HSRP
13 6 (26.09%) 802.1X
13 6 (26.09%) Cisco ASA
13 6 (26.09%) Finance
13 6 (26.09%) TCP/IP
13 6 (26.09%) VPN
13 6 (26.09%) Firewall
13 6 (26.09%) Smoke Testing
14 5 (21.74%) 802.11
14 5 (21.74%) Ethernet

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:

Applications
1 3 (13.04%) MS Office
1 3 (13.04%) MS Visio
2 1 (4.35%) MS Excel
Communications & Networking
1 20 (86.96%) OSPF
2 17 (73.91%) BGP
3 16 (69.57%) MPLS
4 15 (65.22%) LAN
5 14 (60.87%) WAN
6 13 (56.52%) EIGRP
7 10 (43.48%) IPsec
8 9 (39.13%) L2TP
9 7 (30.43%) ADSL
9 7 (30.43%) DNS
9 7 (30.43%) HSRP
10 6 (26.09%) Cisco ASA
10 6 (26.09%) Firewall
10 6 (26.09%) TCP/IP
10 6 (26.09%) VPN
11 5 (21.74%) 802.11
11 5 (21.74%) Ethernet
11 5 (21.74%) VLAN
12 4 (17.39%) SNMP
12 4 (17.39%) SSH
Development Applications
1 3 (13.04%) VSS/SourceSafe
General
1 6 (26.09%) Finance
2 5 (21.74%) Telecoms
3 2 (8.70%) Electronics
4 1 (4.35%) Banking
4 1 (4.35%) Financial Institution
4 1 (4.35%) Manufacturing
4 1 (4.35%) Publishing
4 1 (4.35%) Retail
Job Titles
1 16 (69.57%) Network Engineer
2 4 (17.39%) Cisco Engineer
2 4 (17.39%) Cisco Network Engineer
3 2 (8.70%) Network Support
3 2 (8.70%) Network Support Engineer
3 2 (8.70%) Senior Network Engineer
3 2 (8.70%) Support Engineer
3 2 (8.70%) WAN Engineer
4 1 (4.35%) Cisco Network Support Engineer
4 1 (4.35%) Cisco Support
4 1 (4.35%) Cisco Support Engineer
4 1 (4.35%) LAN Engineer
4 1 (4.35%) LAN/WAN Engineer
4 1 (4.35%) Project Director
4 1 (4.35%) Project Manager
4 1 (4.35%) Provisioning Engineer
4 1 (4.35%) SC Cleared Network Engineer
4 1 (4.35%) Senior Manager
4 1 (4.35%) Senior Project Manager
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 6 (26.09%) 802.1X
2 3 (13.04%) COM
3 1 (4.35%) CSS
Miscellaneous
1 11 (47.83%) Data Centre
2 2 (8.70%) Computer Science
2 2 (8.70%) Linux Command Line
3 1 (4.35%) Analytical Skills
3 1 (4.35%) e-Health
Operating Systems
1 9 (39.13%) Windows
2 8 (34.78%) Windows Server
3 2 (8.70%) FreeBSD
3 2 (8.70%) Unix
4 1 (4.35%) Linux
Processes & Methodologies
1 6 (26.09%) Smoke Testing
2 5 (21.74%) Change Control
3 3 (13.04%) Configuration Management
3 3 (13.04%) Customer Requirements
3 3 (13.04%) Migration
3 3 (13.04%) Network Design
3 3 (13.04%) Network Management
4 2 (8.70%) Asset Management
4 2 (8.70%) Line Management
4 2 (8.70%) Portfolio Management
4 2 (8.70%) Presales
5 1 (4.35%) Capacity Planning
5 1 (4.35%) Continuous Improvement
5 1 (4.35%) Network Monitoring
5 1 (4.35%) Performance Tuning
5 1 (4.35%) Programme Management
5 1 (4.35%) Project Management
5 1 (4.35%) Risk Management
5 1 (4.35%) Service Delivery
5 1 (4.35%) Validation
Programming Languages
1 3 (13.04%) SQL
2 1 (4.35%) C
2 1 (4.35%) Python
Qualifications
1 14 (60.87%) Cisco Certification
2 12 (52.17%) CCNP
3 8 (34.78%) CCNA
4 5 (21.74%) CCDP
4 5 (21.74%) CCIE
4 5 (21.74%) Security Cleared
5 4 (17.39%) SC Cleared
6 3 (13.04%) CCDA
7 2 (8.70%) BC Cleared
7 2 (8.70%) BPSS Clearance
7 2 (8.70%) Degree
8 1 (4.35%) CCENT
8 1 (4.35%) CISSP
8 1 (4.35%) CLAS
8 1 (4.35%) DV Cleared
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 1 (4.35%) QA
System Software
1 9 (39.13%) Active Directory
1 9 (39.13%) VMware Infrastructure
2 4 (17.39%) VMware ESXi
3 3 (13.04%) Forefront TMG
3 3 (13.04%) vSphere
Systems Management
1 4 (17.39%) WhatsUp Gold
2 3 (13.04%) Nessus
3 1 (4.35%) Cisco Prime
3 1 (4.35%) FortiGate
3 1 (4.35%) OpenView
3 1 (4.35%) WMI
Vendors
1 14 (60.87%) Cisco
2 10 (43.48%) VMware
3 4 (17.39%) HP
4 3 (13.04%) BT
4 3 (13.04%) Microsoft
5 2 (8.70%) AirMagnet
5 2 (8.70%) CA
5 2 (8.70%) CheckPoint
5 2 (8.70%) F5
6 1 (4.35%) Alcatel-Lucent
6 1 (4.35%) Fortinet
6 1 (4.35%) NetQoS
6 1 (4.35%) Nokia
6 1 (4.35%) Progress