The following table provides summary statistics for contract job vacancies with a requirement for RSVP skills. Included is a benchmarking guide to the contractor rates offered in vacancies that have cited RSVP over the 3 months to 23 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.

Resource Reservation Protocol (RSVP)
UK
3 months to
23 Jun 2017
Same period 2016 Same period 2015
Rank 591 633 622
Rank change year-on-year +42 -11  
Contract jobs citing RSVP 11 10 17
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in the UK 0.023% 0.019% 0.030%
As % of the Communications & Networking category 0.17% 0.12% 0.21%
Number of daily rates quoted 5 4 5
Median daily rate £475 £429 £325
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +10.72% +32.00%  
90% offered a daily rate of more than £405 £409 £310
10% offered a daily rate of more than £520 £491 £394
UK excluding London median daily rate £375 £418 -
% change year-on-year -10.28% -  
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 0 0
Median hourly rate - - -
UK excluding London median hourly rate - - -

RSVP 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 6347 8686 8118
As % of all contract IT job vacancies advertised in the UK 13.56% 16.14% 14.45%
Number of daily rates quoted 3768 5279 4580
Median daily rate £400 £389 £360
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +2.82% +8.05%  
90% offered a daily rate of more than £213 £240 £213
10% offered a daily rate of more than £550 £550 £500
UK excluding London median daily rate £375 £365 £347
% change year-on-year +2.73% +5.04%  
Number of hourly rates quoted 395 426 473
Median hourly rate £27.50 £29.00 £24.00
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year -5.17% +20.83%  
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £12.25 £13.00 £13.00
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £50.00 £47.83 £47.67
UK excluding London median hourly rate £27.50 £32.50 £26.00
% change year-on-year -15.38% +25.00%  

RSVP
Job Vacancy Trend

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

Job vacancy trend for RSVP in the UK

RSVP
Contractor Daily Rate Trend

This chart provides the 3-month moving average for daily rates quoted in contract jobs citing RSVP.

Contractor daily rate trend for RSVP in the UK

RSVP
Contractor Daily Rate Histogram

The daily rate distribution of IT jobs citing RSVP over the 3 months to 23 June 2017.

Contractor daily rate histogram for RSVP in the UK

RSVP
Contractor Hourly Rate Trend

This chart provides the 3-month moving average for contractor hourly rates quoted in IT jobs citing RSVP.

Contractor hourly rate trend for RSVP in the UK

RSVP
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 RSVP within the UK over the 3 months to 23 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 +33 11 £475 +10.72%
London +10 10 £475 -7.31%
Feltham - 2 - -
Berkshire +19 1 £375 -14.77%
South East +7 1 £375 -14.77%
City of London - 1 - -

For the 6 months to 23 June 2017, IT contractor jobs citing RSVP 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 RSVP.

1 20 (95.24%) MPLS
2 19 (90.48%) BGP
2 19 (90.48%) Juniper
3 18 (85.71%) Cisco
3 18 (85.71%) OSPF
4 16 (76.19%) IPv6
4 16 (76.19%) VPLS
5 13 (61.90%) Cisco Certification
6 12 (57.14%) IPv4
7 11 (52.38%) CCNP
7 11 (52.38%) VPN
7 11 (52.38%) Telecoms
7 11 (52.38%) Network Design
8 10 (47.62%) Multicast
8 10 (47.62%) Ethernet
8 10 (47.62%) LAN
9 8 (38.10%) WAN
9 8 (38.10%) CCIE
10 7 (33.33%) TCP/IP
10 7 (33.33%) Lisp
10 7 (33.33%) Internet
10 7 (33.33%) JNCIS
10 7 (33.33%) NGN
10 7 (33.33%) Data Centre
10 7 (33.33%) VXLAN
11 6 (28.57%) CCIE Routing and Switching
11 6 (28.57%) Firewall
12 5 (23.81%) Migration
12 5 (23.81%) CCNA
12 5 (23.81%) VLAN

RSVP
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:

Communications & Networking
1 20 (95.24%) MPLS
2 19 (90.48%) BGP
3 18 (85.71%) OSPF
4 16 (76.19%) IPv6
4 16 (76.19%) VPLS
5 12 (57.14%) IPv4
6 11 (52.38%) VPN
7 10 (47.62%) Ethernet
7 10 (47.62%) LAN
7 10 (47.62%) Multicast
8 8 (38.10%) WAN
9 7 (33.33%) Internet
9 7 (33.33%) NGN
9 7 (33.33%) TCP/IP
9 7 (33.33%) VXLAN
10 6 (28.57%) Firewall
11 5 (23.81%) VLAN
12 4 (19.05%) Cisco Nexus
12 4 (19.05%) Junos
12 4 (19.05%) VRRP
General
1 11 (52.38%) Telecoms
2 1 (4.76%) Billing
2 1 (4.76%) Legal
Job Titles
1 9 (42.86%) Network Engineer
2 3 (14.29%) Cisco Engineer
2 3 (14.29%) Data Engineer
2 3 (14.29%) IP Engineer
2 3 (14.29%) Juniper Engineer
3 2 (9.52%) Consultant
3 2 (9.52%) Infrastructure Specialist
3 2 (9.52%) IP Network Engineer
3 2 (9.52%) Juniper Consultant
3 2 (9.52%) Network Consultant
3 2 (9.52%) Support Engineer
4 1 (4.76%) 1st Line Support
4 1 (4.76%) Architect
4 1 (4.76%) Cisco Network Engineer
4 1 (4.76%) Cisco Support
4 1 (4.76%) Design Engineer
4 1 (4.76%) Network Architect
4 1 (4.76%) Network Designer
4 1 (4.76%) Network Support
4 1 (4.76%) Tester
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 4 (19.05%) Middleware
2 2 (9.52%) RFC 2547
Miscellaneous
1 7 (33.33%) Data Centre
2 4 (19.05%) IPTV
2 4 (19.05%) Over-the-Top Content
2 4 (19.05%) STB
2 4 (19.05%) Video on Demand
3 1 (4.76%) Analytical Skills
3 1 (4.76%) Management Information System
Operating Systems
1 2 (9.52%) Linux
1 2 (9.52%) Unix
1 2 (9.52%) Windows
2 1 (4.76%) Android
Processes & Methodologies
1 11 (52.38%) Network Design
2 5 (23.81%) Migration
3 3 (14.29%) Network Architecture
3 3 (14.29%) Validation
4 2 (9.52%) Root Cause Analysis
5 1 (4.76%) High Availability
5 1 (4.76%) Incident Management
5 1 (4.76%) Infrastructure Monitoring
5 1 (4.76%) Mentoring
5 1 (4.76%) Network Packet Analysis
5 1 (4.76%) Project Management
5 1 (4.76%) Trend Analysis
Programming Languages
1 7 (33.33%) Lisp
Qualifications
1 13 (61.90%) Cisco Certification
2 11 (52.38%) CCNP
3 8 (38.10%) CCIE
4 7 (33.33%) JNCIS
5 6 (28.57%) CCIE Routing and Switching
6 5 (23.81%) CCNA
7 3 (14.29%) CCIP
7 3 (14.29%) JNCIA
7 3 (14.29%) JNCIP
8 2 (9.52%) JNCIE
9 1 (4.76%) SC Cleared
9 1 (4.76%) Security Cleared
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 3 (14.29%) SLA
System Software
1 2 (9.52%) VMware Infrastructure
Systems Management
1 1 (4.76%) Nagios
Vendors
1 19 (90.48%) Juniper
2 18 (85.71%) Cisco
3 3 (14.29%) Huawei
4 2 (9.52%) BT
4 2 (9.52%) VMware
5 1 (4.76%) Arista
5 1 (4.76%) Ericsson