Period
to 22 February 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 22 February 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
22 Feb 2018
Same period 2017 Same period 2016
Rank 859 828 828
Rank change year-on-year -31 0 -75
Contract jobs citing RIP 15 24 59
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in the UK 0.015% 0.025% 0.055%
As % of the Communications & Networking category 0.11% 0.17% 0.39%
Number of daily rates quoted 9 10 32
UK median daily rate £300 £444 £290
Median daily rate % change year-on-year -32.39% +53.02% +16.00%
10th Percentile £270 £298 £213
90th Percentile £500 £628 £475
UK excluding London median daily rate £385 £438 £290
% change year-on-year -12.00% +50.86% -10.77%
Number of hourly rates quoted 5 7 8
UK median hourly rate £44.50 £30.00 £38.92
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year +48.33% -22.91% +29.72%
10th Percentile £12.75 £12.65 £28.10
90th Percentile £48.27 £37.68 £47.83
UK excluding London median hourly rate £13.50 £13.25 £47.83
% change year-on-year +1.89% -72.30% +29.10%

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 13,339 14,264 15,002
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in the UK 13.13% 14.86% 13.99%
Number of daily rates quoted 8,237 8,694 8,797
UK median daily rate £401 £400 £400
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +0.13% - +6.67%
10th Percentile £185 £213 £213
90th Percentile £588 £575 £563
UK excluding London median daily rate £375 £375 £375
Number of hourly rates quoted 699 760 816
UK median hourly rate £19.50 £21.50 £22.50
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year -9.30% -4.44% +12.50%
10th Percentile £11.03 £11.45 £11.25
90th Percentile £47.50 £50.00 £48.00
UK excluding London median hourly rate £20.00 £21.50 £21.75
% change year-on-year -6.98% -1.15% -2.68%

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 22 February 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 22 February 2018.

Contractor hourly rate histogram for RIP in the UK

RIP
Top 5 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 22 February 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 -32 11 £313 -37.50% 5
UK excluding London -11 6 £385 -12.00% 3
South East -7 5 £385 -23.00% 1
London -57 5 £313 -33.33% 2
South West - 2 £500 -

For the 6 months to 22 February 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 14 (93.33%) OSPF
2 11 (73.33%) BGP
2 11 (73.33%) Cisco
3 9 (60.00%) EIGRP
4 8 (53.33%) TCP/IP
5 7 (46.67%) MPLS
6 6 (40.00%) Cisco Certification
6 6 (40.00%) CCNP
6 6 (40.00%) Security Cleared
6 6 (40.00%) Cisco ASA
7 5 (33.33%) SC Cleared
7 5 (33.33%) Multicast
7 5 (33.33%) IPsec
7 5 (33.33%) Microsoft
7 5 (33.33%) Windows
7 5 (33.33%) ADSL
7 5 (33.33%) Firewall
7 5 (33.33%) Data Centre
7 5 (33.33%) Windows Server
8 4 (26.67%) LAN
8 4 (26.67%) Active Directory
8 4 (26.67%) VPN
8 4 (26.67%) Telecoms
8 4 (26.67%) VMware
8 4 (26.67%) Network Design
8 4 (26.67%) PKI
8 4 (26.67%) Cisco Nexus
8 4 (26.67%) Network Management
9 3 (20.00%) VMware ESXi
9 3 (20.00%) F5

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 2 (13.33%) Microsoft Excel
1 2 (13.33%) MS Visio
2 1 (6.67%) Microsoft Office
Cloud Services
1 1 (6.67%) Amazon AWS
Communications & Networking
1 14 (93.33%) OSPF
2 11 (73.33%) BGP
3 9 (60.00%) EIGRP
4 8 (53.33%) TCP/IP
5 7 (46.67%) MPLS
6 6 (40.00%) Cisco ASA
7 5 (33.33%) ADSL
7 5 (33.33%) Firewall
7 5 (33.33%) IPsec
7 5 (33.33%) Multicast
8 4 (26.67%) Cisco Nexus
8 4 (26.67%) LAN
8 4 (26.67%) VPN
9 3 (20.00%) ATM
9 3 (20.00%) DSL
9 3 (20.00%) Ethernet
9 3 (20.00%) IGMP
9 3 (20.00%) L2TP
9 3 (20.00%) WAN
9 3 (20.00%) Wireless
Development Applications
1 3 (20.00%) Bugzilla
1 3 (20.00%) VSS/SourceSafe
General
1 4 (26.67%) Telecoms
2 3 (20.00%) Games
3 2 (13.33%) Military
4 1 (6.67%) Finance
4 1 (6.67%) Financial Institution
Job Titles
1 10 (66.67%) Network Engineer
2 4 (26.67%) Analyst
3 2 (13.33%) Functional Analyst
3 2 (13.33%) IP Engineer
3 2 (13.33%) IP Network Engineer
3 2 (13.33%) Network Security Engineer
3 2 (13.33%) Security Engineer
3 2 (13.33%) Testing Analyst
4 1 (6.67%) Active Directory Analyst
4 1 (6.67%) Architect
4 1 (6.67%) Designer
4 1 (6.67%) Network Architect
4 1 (6.67%) Network Designer
4 1 (6.67%) Network Support
4 1 (6.67%) Network Support Engineer
4 1 (6.67%) SC Cleared Network Engineer
4 1 (6.67%) Support Engineer
4 1 (6.67%) Test Analyst
4 1 (6.67%) Test Engineer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 3 (20.00%) Rendezvous
1 3 (20.00%) Silverlight
2 1 (6.67%) 802.1X
2 1 (6.67%) CSS
Miscellaneous
1 5 (33.33%) Data Centre
2 4 (26.67%) PKI
3 3 (20.00%) Digital TV
3 3 (20.00%) MPEG
3 3 (20.00%) STB
3 3 (20.00%) Video on Demand
3 3 (20.00%) Video\Live Streaming
4 2 (13.33%) Linux Command Line
4 2 (13.33%) Management Information System
5 1 (6.67%) Analytical Skills
5 1 (6.67%) Computer Science
Operating Systems
1 5 (33.33%) Windows
1 5 (33.33%) Windows Server
2 3 (20.00%) Unix
3 2 (13.33%) FreeBSD
Processes & Methodologies
1 4 (26.67%) Network Design
1 4 (26.67%) Network Management
2 3 (20.00%) Change Control
2 3 (20.00%) Functional Testing
2 3 (20.00%) Regression Testing
2 3 (20.00%) Test Scripting
2 3 (20.00%) Validation
2 3 (20.00%) Video Processing
3 2 (13.33%) Information Assurance
3 2 (13.33%) ITIL
3 2 (13.33%) Migration
4 1 (6.67%) B2B
4 1 (6.67%) Customer-Centricity
4 1 (6.67%) Data Analysis
4 1 (6.67%) Identity Access Management
4 1 (6.67%) Load Balancing
4 1 (6.67%) Power Management
4 1 (6.67%) Product Management
4 1 (6.67%) Service Management
4 1 (6.67%) Stakeholder Management
Programming Languages
1 2 (13.33%) SQL
2 1 (6.67%) Python
Qualifications
1 6 (40.00%) CCNP
1 6 (40.00%) Cisco Certification
1 6 (40.00%) Security Cleared
2 5 (33.33%) SC Cleared
3 3 (20.00%) CCIE
3 3 (20.00%) Degree
4 2 (13.33%) BC Cleared
4 2 (13.33%) BPSS Clearance
4 2 (13.33%) CCNA
4 2 (13.33%) DV Cleared
5 1 (6.67%) CCDP
5 1 (6.67%) Computer Science Degree
System Software
1 4 (26.67%) Active Directory
2 3 (20.00%) VMware ESXi
2 3 (20.00%) VMware Infrastructure
3 2 (13.33%) NFS
3 2 (13.33%) vSphere
3 2 (13.33%) XenApp
Systems Management
1 2 (13.33%) Nessus
1 2 (13.33%) SCCM
1 2 (13.33%) SCOM
1 2 (13.33%) WhatsUp Gold
2 1 (6.67%) FortiGate
Vendors
1 11 (73.33%) Cisco
2 5 (33.33%) Microsoft
3 4 (26.67%) VMware
4 3 (20.00%) Adobe
4 3 (20.00%) Apple
4 3 (20.00%) BT
4 3 (20.00%) CheckPoint
4 3 (20.00%) F5
4 3 (20.00%) HP
4 3 (20.00%) Tektronix
5 2 (13.33%) CA
5 2 (13.33%) Citrix
5 2 (13.33%) Juniper
5 2 (13.33%) NetApp
5 2 (13.33%) Siemens
5 2 (13.33%) SolarWinds
6 1 (6.67%) Aerohive Networks
6 1 (6.67%) CyberArk
6 1 (6.67%) MikroTik