The following table provides summary statistics for contract job vacancies with a requirement for VRRP skills. Included is a benchmarking guide to the contractor rates offered in vacancies that have cited VRRP over the 3 months to 26 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.

Virtual Router Redundancy Protocol (VRRP)
UK
3 months to
26 Jun 2017
Same period 2016 Same period 2015
Rank 597 624 592
Rank change year-on-year +27 -32  
Contract jobs citing VRRP 10 27 49
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in the UK 0.021% 0.051% 0.088%
As % of the Communications & Networking category 0.16% 0.32% 0.61%
Number of daily rates quoted 9 13 34
Median daily rate £325 £500 £344
Median daily rate % change year-on-year -35.00% +45.45%  
90% offered a daily rate of more than £250 £295 £253
10% offered a daily rate of more than £550 £570 £434
UK excluding London median daily rate £319 £380 £275
% change year-on-year -16.11% +38.18%  
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 4 1
Median hourly rate - £40.00 £30.00
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year - +33.33%  
UK excluding London median hourly rate - £40.00 £30.00
% change year-on-year - +33.33%  

VRRP 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 6391 8567 8055
As % of all contract IT job vacancies advertised in the UK 13.59% 16.14% 14.40%
Number of daily rates quoted 3780 5194 4540
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 £212 £240 £213
10% offered a daily rate of more than £550 £550 £500
UK excluding London median daily rate £375 £365 £340
% change year-on-year +2.73% +7.35%  
Number of hourly rates quoted 395 421 475
Median hourly rate £27.50 £28.50 £23.00
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year -3.50% +23.91%  
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £12.16 £13.00 £12.85
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £50.00 £47.83 £47.50
UK excluding London median hourly rate £29.00 £31.50 £25.00
% change year-on-year -7.93% +26.00%  

VRRP
Job Vacancy Trend

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

Job vacancy trend for VRRP in the UK

VRRP
Contractor Daily Rate Trend

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

Contractor daily rate trend for VRRP in the UK

VRRP
Contractor Daily Rate Histogram

The daily rate distribution of IT jobs citing VRRP over the 3 months to 26 June 2017.

Contractor daily rate histogram for VRRP in the UK

VRRP
Contractor Hourly Rate Trend

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

Contractor hourly rate trend for VRRP in the UK

VRRP
Top 16 Contract Locations

The table below looks at the demand and provides a guide to the median contractor rates quoted in IT jobs citing VRRP within the UK over the 3 months to 26 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 +18 10 £325 -35.00% 11
London -15 4 £550 +4.76% 7
South East +26 2 £325 - 1
North West +24 2 £250 -35.06% 3
Surrey - 2 £325 -
City of London -6 1 £525 +20.00% 3
Derby - 1 £313 -
Preston - 1 £250 -
Derbyshire - 1 £313 -
Liverpool - 1 £250 -
Tyne and Wear - 1 £338 -
Lancashire - 1 £250 -
Merseyside - 1 £250 -
Newcastle upon Tyne - 1 £338 -
North East - 1 £338 -
East Midlands - 1 £313 -

For the 6 months to 26 June 2017, IT contractor jobs citing VRRP 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 VRRP.

1 23 (82.14%) OSPF
2 19 (67.86%) BGP
3 18 (64.29%) Firewall
4 17 (60.71%) Cisco
5 15 (53.57%) MPLS
6 14 (50.00%) Cisco Certification
6 14 (50.00%) HSRP
7 13 (46.43%) DNS
8 12 (42.86%) TCP/IP
8 12 (42.86%) Juniper
9 11 (39.29%) CCNP
10 10 (35.71%) Windows
10 10 (35.71%) VLAN
11 9 (32.14%) CCNA
12 8 (28.57%) IPv6
13 7 (25.00%) Linux
13 7 (25.00%) VPN
13 7 (25.00%) LAN
13 7 (25.00%) WAN
13 7 (25.00%) DHCP
13 7 (25.00%) Load Balancing
14 6 (21.43%) Cisco ASA
14 6 (21.43%) F5
14 6 (21.43%) Data Centre
14 6 (21.43%) 802.1X
14 6 (21.43%) Cisco Nexus
14 6 (21.43%) HTTP
14 6 (21.43%) SNMP
14 6 (21.43%) IPv4
14 6 (21.43%) Internet

VRRP
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 3 (10.71%) SAS
2 1 (3.57%) IIS
Business Applications
1 3 (10.71%) Dynamics CRM
Cloud Services
1 3 (10.71%) Office 365
2 1 (3.57%) Akamai
Communications & Networking
1 23 (82.14%) OSPF
2 19 (67.86%) BGP
3 18 (64.29%) Firewall
4 15 (53.57%) MPLS
5 14 (50.00%) HSRP
6 13 (46.43%) DNS
7 12 (42.86%) TCP/IP
8 10 (35.71%) VLAN
9 8 (28.57%) IPv6
10 7 (25.00%) DHCP
10 7 (25.00%) LAN
10 7 (25.00%) VPN
10 7 (25.00%) WAN
11 6 (21.43%) Cisco ASA
11 6 (21.43%) Cisco Nexus
11 6 (21.43%) HTTP
11 6 (21.43%) Internet
11 6 (21.43%) IPv4
11 6 (21.43%) SNMP
12 5 (17.86%) Multicast
Database & Business Intelligence
1 3 (10.71%) SQL Server
Development Applications
1 1 (3.57%) VSS/SourceSafe
General
1 5 (17.86%) Telecoms
2 2 (7.14%) Finance
3 1 (3.57%) Billing
3 1 (3.57%) Legal
3 1 (3.57%) Local Government
3 1 (3.57%) Retail
Job Titles
1 16 (57.14%) Network Engineer
2 3 (10.71%) Data Engineer
2 3 (10.71%) Design Engineer
2 3 (10.71%) Network Design Engineer
2 3 (10.71%) Support Engineer
3 2 (7.14%) Deployment Engineer
3 2 (7.14%) Infrastructure Engineer
3 2 (7.14%) Linux Engineer
3 2 (7.14%) Network Deployment Engineer
3 2 (7.14%) Network Support
3 2 (7.14%) Senior Network Engineer
3 2 (7.14%) Unix Engineer
3 2 (7.14%) Unix Linux Engineer
4 1 (3.57%) 3rd Line Support
4 1 (3.57%) Cisco Engineer
4 1 (3.57%) Network Analyst
4 1 (3.57%) Network Support Engineer
4 1 (3.57%) Project Engineer
4 1 (3.57%) Senior Support Engineer
4 1 (3.57%) Support Analyst
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 6 (21.43%) 802.1X
2 4 (14.29%) Middleware
3 2 (7.14%) FreeMarker
Miscellaneous
1 6 (21.43%) Data Centre
2 4 (14.29%) IPTV
2 4 (14.29%) Over-the-Top Content
2 4 (14.29%) STB
2 4 (14.29%) Video on Demand
3 3 (10.71%) Microsoft Licensing
4 2 (7.14%) Analytical Skills
4 2 (7.14%) Social Media
4 2 (7.14%) Social Network
5 1 (3.57%) Computer Science
5 1 (3.57%) Management Information System
Operating Systems
1 10 (35.71%) Windows
2 7 (25.00%) Linux
3 5 (17.86%) Unix
4 3 (10.71%) Windows Server
4 3 (10.71%) Windows Server 2012
5 1 (3.57%) Android
5 1 (3.57%) Windows Server 2003
5 1 (3.57%) Windows Server 2008
Processes & Methodologies
1 7 (25.00%) Load Balancing
2 5 (17.86%) Migration
2 5 (17.86%) Network Architecture
3 4 (14.29%) CRM
3 4 (14.29%) Network Design
3 4 (14.29%) Time Management
4 3 (10.71%) Asset Management
4 3 (10.71%) Network Management
4 3 (10.71%) Software Licensing
5 2 (7.14%) Creative Problem-Solving
5 2 (7.14%) E-Commerce
5 2 (7.14%) Logistics
5 2 (7.14%) Network Planning
5 2 (7.14%) OO
5 2 (7.14%) OOP
5 2 (7.14%) Performance Tuning
6 1 (3.57%) Business Continuity
6 1 (3.57%) Configuration Management
6 1 (3.57%) Incident Management
6 1 (3.57%) ITIL
Programming Languages
1 2 (7.14%) JavaScript
1 2 (7.14%) Perl
1 2 (7.14%) Python
1 2 (7.14%) Shell Script
1 2 (7.14%) Tcl
Qualifications
1 14 (50.00%) Cisco Certification
2 11 (39.29%) CCNP
3 9 (32.14%) CCNA
4 5 (17.86%) JNCIA
5 4 (14.29%) CCIP
6 3 (10.71%) CCSA
7 2 (7.14%) CCIE
7 2 (7.14%) JNCIP
7 2 (7.14%) RHCT
7 2 (7.14%) Security Cleared
8 1 (3.57%) CCDP
8 1 (3.57%) Computer Science Degree
8 1 (3.57%) Degree
8 1 (3.57%) SC Cleared
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 3 (10.71%) SLA
System Software
1 4 (14.29%) Active Directory
2 3 (10.71%) Hyper-V
3 2 (7.14%) VMware Infrastructure
4 1 (3.57%) Firmware
Systems Management
1 3 (10.71%) vMotion
2 2 (7.14%) FortiGate
3 1 (3.57%) Ansible
3 1 (3.57%) Cisco Prime
3 1 (3.57%) Nagios
3 1 (3.57%) Opscode Chef
3 1 (3.57%) RANCID
3 1 (3.57%) WhatsUp Gold
Vendors
1 17 (60.71%) Cisco
2 12 (42.86%) Juniper
3 6 (21.43%) F5
3 6 (21.43%) VMware
4 5 (17.86%) CheckPoint
4 5 (17.86%) HP
4 5 (17.86%) Huawei
5 4 (14.29%) Microsoft
5 4 (14.29%) Palo Alto
6 3 (10.71%) Aruba
6 3 (10.71%) Dell
6 3 (10.71%) Ericsson
6 3 (10.71%) Extreme Networks
6 3 (10.71%) Mitel
6 3 (10.71%) NETGEAR
6 3 (10.71%) Riverbed
6 3 (10.71%) SonicWALL
7 2 (7.14%) Allot
7 2 (7.14%) Trapeze
7 2 (7.14%) ZyXEL