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 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.

3 months to
26 Mar 2017
Same period 2016 Same period 2015
Virtual Router Redundancy Protocol (VRRP)
UK
Rank 591 615 591
Rank change year-on-year +24 -24  
Contract jobs citing VRRP 18 26 32
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in the UK 0.040% 0.049% 0.060%
As % of the Communications & Networking category 0.28% 0.33% 0.41%
Number of daily rates quoted 13 12 11
Median daily rate £350 £413 £425
Median daily rate % change year-on-year -15.15% -2.94%  
90% offered a daily rate of more than £260 £350 £275
10% offered a daily rate of more than £450 £468 £625
UK excluding London median daily rate £335 £413 £335
% change year-on-year -18.78% +23.13%  
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 1 3
Median hourly rate - £55.00 £40.00
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year - +37.50%  
UK excluding London median hourly rate - £55.00 £41.25
% 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 6534 7871 7887
As % of all contract IT job vacancies advertised in the UK 14.61% 14.79% 14.82%
Number of daily rates quoted 4036 4697 4305
Median daily rate £400 £380 £363
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +5.26% +4.82%  
90% offered a daily rate of more than £238 £235 £205
10% offered a daily rate of more than £550 £540 £500
UK excluding London median daily rate £375 £363 £347
% change year-on-year +3.44% +4.32%  
Number of hourly rates quoted 356 337 437
Median hourly rate £25.00 £32.00 £27.32
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year -21.87% +17.15%  
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £12.50 £13.00 £13.00
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £50.00 £50.00 £47.50
UK excluding London median hourly rate £22.85 £37.00 £30.00
% change year-on-year -38.24% +23.33%  

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 March 2017.

Contractor daily rate histogram for VRRP in the UK

VRRP
Contractor Hourly Rate Trend

This chart provides the 3-month moving average for hourly rates quoted in IT contractor 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 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 +29 15 £343 -16.96% 6
London +27 6 £419 +4.68% 3
South East +18 4 £335 -25.96% 2
North West - 3 £350 - 1
Berkshire +18 2 - -
Manchester - 2 £400 - 1
Reading +14 1 - -
Slough +5 1 - -
West Sussex - 1 £335 -
Bedfordshire - 1 £325 -
Preston - 1 £250 -
Horsham - 1 £335 -
Lancashire - 1 £250 -
Birmingham - 1 £325 -
West Midlands - 1 £325 -
East of England - 1 £325 -

VRRP
Top 30 Related IT Skills

For the 6 months to 26 March 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 50 (92.59%) OSPF
2 47 (87.04%) Cisco
3 40 (74.07%) BGP
3 40 (74.07%) Firewall
4 32 (59.26%) Cisco Certification
5 31 (57.41%) HSRP
6 29 (53.70%) Juniper
7 27 (50.00%) VPN
8 26 (48.15%) MPLS
9 25 (46.30%) TCP/IP
10 24 (44.44%) WAN
10 24 (44.44%) CCNP
11 23 (42.59%) CheckPoint
11 23 (42.59%) IPsec
12 21 (38.89%) CCNA
13 19 (35.19%) LAN
14 18 (33.33%) IPv6
14 18 (33.33%) Spanning Tree
14 18 (33.33%) VLAN
15 17 (31.48%) Cisco ASA
16 16 (29.63%) DNS
17 15 (27.78%) Windows
17 15 (27.78%) Wireless
17 15 (27.78%) Finance
18 14 (25.93%) Huawei
19 13 (24.07%) Multicast
19 13 (24.07%) IPv4
19 13 (24.07%) HTTP
20 12 (22.22%) Asset Management
20 12 (22.22%) VMware

VRRP
Top Related 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 5 (9.26%) MS Exchange
2 3 (5.56%) Exchange Server 2010
2 3 (5.56%) Exchange Server 2013
3 2 (3.70%) Exchange Server 2007
4 1 (1.85%) SAS
Applications
1 3 (5.56%) MS Excel
Business Applications
1 1 (1.85%) Dynamics CRM
Cloud Services
1 4 (7.41%) Office 365
Communications & Networking
1 50 (92.59%) OSPF
2 40 (74.07%) BGP
2 40 (74.07%) Firewall
3 31 (57.41%) HSRP
4 27 (50.00%) VPN
5 26 (48.15%) MPLS
6 25 (46.30%) TCP/IP
7 24 (44.44%) WAN
8 23 (42.59%) IPsec
9 19 (35.19%) LAN
10 18 (33.33%) IPv6
10 18 (33.33%) Spanning Tree
10 18 (33.33%) VLAN
11 17 (31.48%) Cisco ASA
12 16 (29.63%) DNS
13 15 (27.78%) Wireless
14 13 (24.07%) HTTP
14 13 (24.07%) IPv4
14 13 (24.07%) Multicast
15 12 (22.22%) Cisco Nexus
Database & Business Intelligence
1 2 (3.70%) SQL Server
2 1 (1.85%) SQL Server 2008
Development Applications
1 1 (1.85%) JMeter
1 1 (1.85%) JUnit
General
1 15 (27.78%) Finance
2 10 (18.52%) Telecoms
3 4 (7.41%) Billing
3 4 (7.41%) Legal
4 3 (5.56%) Financial Institution
5 1 (1.85%) Electronics
5 1 (1.85%) Local Government
5 1 (1.85%) Retail
5 1 (1.85%) Spanish Language
Job Titles
1 38 (70.37%) Network Engineer
2 13 (24.07%) Network Support
3 11 (20.37%) Voice Engineer
3 11 (20.37%) Voice Network Engineer
4 10 (18.52%) Support Engineer
5 9 (16.67%) Network Support Engineer
5 9 (16.67%) Senior Network Engineer
6 7 (12.96%) Senior Network Support
7 6 (11.11%) Network Security Engineer
7 6 (11.11%) Security Engineer
7 6 (11.11%) Senior Network Support Engineer
7 6 (11.11%) Senior Support Engineer
7 6 (11.11%) Senior Voice Engineer
7 6 (11.11%) Senior Voice Network Engineer
7 6 (11.11%) Senior Voice Support Engineer
7 6 (11.11%) Voice Support Engineer
8 5 (9.26%) Analyst
8 5 (9.26%) Data Engineer
8 5 (9.26%) Infrastructure Engineer
9 4 (7.41%) Infrastructure Support
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 9 (16.67%) Middleware
2 4 (7.41%) 802.1X
2 4 (7.41%) XMPP
Miscellaneous
1 9 (16.67%) Data Centre
1 9 (16.67%) IPTV
1 9 (16.67%) Over-the-Top Content
1 9 (16.67%) STB
1 9 (16.67%) Video on Demand
2 3 (5.56%) Management Information System
2 3 (5.56%) Social Network
3 2 (3.70%) Analytical Skills
3 2 (3.70%) Distributed Denial-of-Service
3 2 (3.70%) PKI
3 2 (3.70%) RSA SecurID
3 2 (3.70%) Social Media
3 2 (3.70%) Video Conferencing
4 1 (1.85%) Computer Science
4 1 (1.85%) Microsoft Licensing
Operating Systems
1 15 (27.78%) Windows
2 9 (16.67%) Linux
3 6 (11.11%) Unix
3 6 (11.11%) Windows Server
4 4 (7.41%) Android
4 4 (7.41%) Windows Server 2008
4 4 (7.41%) Windows Server 2012
5 3 (5.56%) Windows Server 2003
Processes & Methodologies
1 12 (22.22%) Asset Management
2 8 (14.81%) Network Architecture
3 6 (11.11%) Load Balancing
4 5 (9.26%) Multi-Factor Authentication
4 5 (9.26%) Security Monitoring
4 5 (9.26%) Threat Management
4 5 (9.26%) Time Management
4 5 (9.26%) Two-Factor Authentication
4 5 (9.26%) Vulnerability Assessment
5 4 (7.41%) Incident Management
5 4 (7.41%) Infrastructure Monitoring
5 4 (7.41%) Investment Management
6 3 (5.56%) Creative Problem-Solving
6 3 (5.56%) Customer Requirements
6 3 (5.56%) ITIL
6 3 (5.56%) Logistics
6 3 (5.56%) Migration
6 3 (5.56%) Service Management
6 3 (5.56%) Virtual Environments
7 2 (3.70%) CRM
Programming Languages
1 1 (1.85%) PowerShell
Qualifications
1 32 (59.26%) Cisco Certification
2 24 (44.44%) CCNP
3 21 (38.89%) CCNA
4 12 (22.22%) JNCIA
5 11 (20.37%) CCSA
6 10 (18.52%) CCIE
7 9 (16.67%) CCIP
8 7 (12.96%) SC Cleared
8 7 (12.96%) Security Cleared
9 3 (5.56%) Degree
9 3 (5.56%) RHCT
10 2 (3.70%) JNCIP
11 1 (1.85%) CCDP
11 1 (1.85%) ISEB
11 1 (1.85%) ISTQB
11 1 (1.85%) ISTQB Foundation Certification
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 6 (11.11%) SLA
System Software
1 9 (16.67%) VMware Infrastructure
2 4 (7.41%) Active Directory
2 4 (7.41%) Hyper-V
3 2 (3.70%) DFS Replication
4 1 (1.85%) Firmware
Systems Management
1 4 (7.41%) Nagios
2 2 (3.70%) Cisco CUCM
2 2 (3.70%) Cisco UCCX
2 2 (3.70%) HP SIM
2 2 (3.70%) OPNET
2 2 (3.70%) Pingdom
2 2 (3.70%) WhatsUp Gold
3 1 (1.85%) Ansible
3 1 (1.85%) FortiGate
3 1 (1.85%) Opscode Chef
3 1 (1.85%) PowerCLI
3 1 (1.85%) RANCID
3 1 (1.85%) vMotion
Vendors
1 47 (87.04%) Cisco
2 29 (53.70%) Juniper
3 23 (42.59%) CheckPoint
4 14 (25.93%) Huawei
5 12 (22.22%) VMware
6 9 (16.67%) Microsoft
6 9 (16.67%) Palo Alto
7 5 (9.26%) Ericsson
7 5 (9.26%) Fortinet
7 5 (9.26%) HP
7 5 (9.26%) Sourcefire
8 4 (7.41%) F5
9 3 (5.56%) Arista
9 3 (5.56%) Meraki
9 3 (5.56%) NetApp
9 3 (5.56%) SolarWinds
9 3 (5.56%) Splunk
10 2 (3.70%) Citrix
10 2 (3.70%) Red Box
10 2 (3.70%) Tellabs