Period
to 19 November 2017

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 6 months to 19 November 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
6 months to
19 Nov 2017
Same period 2016 Same period 2015
Rank 840 828 795
Rank change year-on-year -12 -33 -19
Contract jobs citing VRRP 35 68 97
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in the UK 0.035% 0.065% 0.085%
As % of the Communications & Networking category 0.25% 0.42% 0.61%
Number of daily rates quoted 21 43 67
UK median daily rate £350 £475 £375
Median daily rate % change year-on-year -26.32% +26.67% +20.00%
10th Percentile £271 £232 £243
90th Percentile £538 £588 £488
UK excluding London median daily rate £325 £325 £338
% change year-on-year - -3.70% -3.57%
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 1 3
UK median hourly rate - £40.00 £45.00
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year - -11.11% -
UK excluding London median hourly rate - £40.00 £45.00
% change year-on-year - -11.11% -

VRRP 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 13924 16275 15970
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in the UK 13.73% 15.52% 13.93%
Number of daily rates quoted 8473 9837 9234
UK median daily rate £400 £400 £388
Median daily rate % change year-on-year - +3.23% +3.33%
10th Percentile £181 £214 £213
90th Percentile £588 £575 £550
UK excluding London median daily rate £375 £375 £363
% change year-on-year - +3.45% +3.57%
Number of hourly rates quoted 731 831 1028
UK median hourly rate £19.00 £23.75 £20.50
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year -20.00% +15.85% +2.50%
10th Percentile £11.25 £11.72 £11.00
90th Percentile £46.50 £48.00 £46.23
UK excluding London median hourly rate £19.00 £25.00 £20.50
% change year-on-year -24.00% +21.95% +2.50%

VRRP
Job Vacancy Trend

Job postings citing VRRP as a percentage of all IT jobs advertised.

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 6 months to 19 November 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 11 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 6 months to 19 November 2017. 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 -10 35 £350 -26.32% 14
UK excluding London +21 19 £325 - 7
London -55 16 £375 -25.00% 7
South East +8 6 £325 +44.44% 1
East of England -12 5 £350 -24.32% 1
North of England +54 4 £381 +32.61% 5
North West +24 3 £425 +21.43% 4
South West - 3 £273 -
Midlands +24 1 £313 -25.60%
North East - 1 £338 -
East Midlands - 1 £313 -

For the 6 months to 19 November 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 30 (85.71%) Cisco
2 29 (82.86%) OSPF
3 28 (80.00%) Firewall
4 27 (77.14%) HSRP
5 26 (74.29%) BGP
6 23 (65.71%) SNMP
7 22 (62.86%) MPLS
8 20 (57.14%) HP
8 20 (57.14%) Cisco Certification
8 20 (57.14%) WAN
9 17 (48.57%) LAN
9 17 (48.57%) DNS
9 17 (48.57%) Network Management
10 16 (45.71%) DHCP
11 15 (42.86%) VPN
11 15 (42.86%) CheckPoint
12 14 (40.00%) EIGRP
12 14 (40.00%) IPsec
13 13 (37.14%) Riverbed
14 12 (34.29%) Wireless
14 12 (34.29%) Juniper
15 11 (31.43%) SolarWinds
16 10 (28.57%) Network Security
16 10 (28.57%) IPv6
16 10 (28.57%) TACACS
17 9 (25.71%) Service Management
17 9 (25.71%) Service Delivery
17 9 (25.71%) CCNP
17 9 (25.71%) SSL
17 9 (25.71%) Junos

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 7 (20.00%) Skype for Business
2 4 (11.43%) Exchange Server 2013
2 4 (11.43%) MS Exchange
3 1 (2.86%) IIS
3 1 (2.86%) SAS
Applications
1 2 (5.71%) Microsoft Office
1 2 (5.71%) MS Visio
2 1 (2.86%) Microsoft Excel
Business Applications
1 1 (2.86%) Dynamics CRM
Cloud Services
1 1 (2.86%) Akamai
1 1 (2.86%) Amazon AWS
1 1 (2.86%) Microsoft Azure
1 1 (2.86%) Office 365
Communications & Networking
1 29 (82.86%) OSPF
2 28 (80.00%) Firewall
3 27 (77.14%) HSRP
4 26 (74.29%) BGP
5 23 (65.71%) SNMP
6 22 (62.86%) MPLS
7 20 (57.14%) WAN
8 17 (48.57%) DNS
8 17 (48.57%) LAN
9 16 (45.71%) DHCP
10 15 (42.86%) VPN
11 14 (40.00%) EIGRP
11 14 (40.00%) IPsec
12 12 (34.29%) Wireless
13 10 (28.57%) IPv6
13 10 (28.57%) Network Security
13 10 (28.57%) TACACS
14 9 (25.71%) Junos
14 9 (25.71%) Spanning Tree
14 9 (25.71%) SSL
Database & Business Intelligence
1 5 (14.29%) SQL Server
2 4 (11.43%) SQL Server 2005
3 1 (2.86%) Big Data
3 1 (2.86%) MySQL
3 1 (2.86%) SQL Server 2008
Development Applications
1 2 (5.71%) Git (software)
2 1 (2.86%) VSS/SourceSafe
General
1 8 (22.86%) Law
2 4 (11.43%) Finance
3 3 (8.57%) Telecoms
4 2 (5.71%) Multimedia
5 1 (2.86%) Electronics
5 1 (2.86%) Retail
Job Titles
1 12 (34.29%) Network Engineer
2 8 (22.86%) Network Manager
3 7 (20.00%) Analyst
4 6 (17.14%) Network Support
5 5 (14.29%) Network Analyst
5 5 (14.29%) Support Engineer
6 4 (11.43%) Infrastructure Analyst
7 3 (8.57%) Cisco Analyst
7 3 (8.57%) Cisco Network Analyst
7 3 (8.57%) Cisco Support
7 3 (8.57%) Network Infrastructure Analyst
7 3 (8.57%) Network Support Analyst
7 3 (8.57%) Network Support Engineer
7 3 (8.57%) Support Analyst
7 3 (8.57%) Systems Analyst
7 3 (8.57%) Wintel Analyst
8 2 (5.71%) Designer
8 2 (5.71%) Network Designer
8 2 (5.71%) Network Specialist
9 1 (2.86%) Network Security Engineer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 7 (20.00%) 802.1X
2 3 (8.57%) LAMP
3 1 (2.86%) Web Services
Miscellaneous
1 8 (22.86%) Data Centre
1 8 (22.86%) Virtual Team
2 2 (5.71%) Analytical Skills
2 2 (5.71%) Computer Science
2 2 (5.71%) PKI
3 1 (2.86%) Client/Server
3 1 (2.86%) Clustering
3 1 (2.86%) Distributed Denial-of-Service
3 1 (2.86%) Management Information System
3 1 (2.86%) Microsoft Licensing
Operating Systems
1 5 (14.29%) Linux
1 5 (14.29%) Windows
1 5 (14.29%) Windows Server
2 4 (11.43%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
2 4 (11.43%) Windows Server 2008
3 3 (8.57%) CentOS
3 3 (8.57%) Debian
4 1 (2.86%) Unix
4 1 (2.86%) Windows Server 2012
Processes & Methodologies
1 17 (48.57%) Network Management
2 9 (25.71%) Capacity Planning
2 9 (25.71%) Service Delivery
2 9 (25.71%) Service Management
3 8 (22.86%) Information Security
3 8 (22.86%) Low Latency
3 8 (22.86%) Network Architecture
3 8 (22.86%) Practice Management
3 8 (22.86%) Regulatory Compliance
3 8 (22.86%) Stakeholder Management
3 8 (22.86%) Supplier Management
3 8 (22.86%) Supply Chain Management
4 7 (20.00%) High Availability
5 5 (14.29%) Change Management
5 5 (14.29%) ITIL
5 5 (14.29%) Network Monitoring
6 4 (11.43%) Network Design
7 3 (8.57%) Network Planning
8 2 (5.71%) Configuration Management
8 2 (5.71%) Mentoring
Programming Languages
1 4 (11.43%) Perl
1 4 (11.43%) Python
2 2 (5.71%) PHP
2 2 (5.71%) SQL
3 1 (2.86%) Bash Shell
3 1 (2.86%) C
3 1 (2.86%) C++
3 1 (2.86%) Java
3 1 (2.86%) PowerShell
3 1 (2.86%) Ruby
Qualifications
1 20 (57.14%) Cisco Certification
2 9 (25.71%) CCNP
3 7 (20.00%) CCNA
4 5 (14.29%) Degree
5 4 (11.43%) JNCIS
6 2 (5.71%) Security Cleared
7 1 (2.86%) CCSA
7 1 (2.86%) Computer Science Degree
7 1 (2.86%) SC Cleared
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 4 (11.43%) SLA
2 2 (5.71%) PCI DSS
System Software
1 7 (20.00%) Active Directory
2 4 (11.43%) DFS Replication
2 4 (11.43%) NFS
2 4 (11.43%) vSphere
3 1 (2.86%) Hyper-V
3 1 (2.86%) VMware Infrastructure
Systems Management
1 6 (17.14%) SCCM
2 4 (11.43%) McAfee ePO
2 4 (11.43%) vCenter Server
3 3 (8.57%) Nagios
3 3 (8.57%) SCOM
4 2 (5.71%) Cacti
4 2 (5.71%) OpenNMS
4 2 (5.71%) OPNET
4 2 (5.71%) Puppet
4 2 (5.71%) RANCID
5 1 (2.86%) Cisco Prime
5 1 (2.86%) Failover Clustering
5 1 (2.86%) FortiGate
5 1 (2.86%) HP NNM
5 1 (2.86%) PowerCLI
5 1 (2.86%) vMotion
5 1 (2.86%) WhatsUp Gold
Vendors
1 30 (85.71%) Cisco
2 20 (57.14%) HP
3 15 (42.86%) CheckPoint
4 13 (37.14%) Riverbed
5 12 (34.29%) Juniper
6 11 (31.43%) SolarWinds
7 8 (22.86%) SAP
8 6 (17.14%) Aruba
8 6 (17.14%) Huawei
8 6 (17.14%) Microsoft
9 5 (14.29%) F5
9 5 (14.29%) McAfee
9 5 (14.29%) Palo Alto
9 5 (14.29%) VMware
10 4 (11.43%) Arista
10 4 (11.43%) Clearswift
10 4 (11.43%) Extreme Networks
10 4 (11.43%) NetApp
11 3 (8.57%) Avaya
11 3 (8.57%) Meraki