The table below looks at the statistics for HSRP skills in IT contracts advertised for the City of London region. Included is a guide to the average contractor rates offered in IT contracts that have cited HSRP over the 3 months to 5 February 2016 with a comparison to the same period in the previous 2 years.

Note that daily contractor rates and hourly contractor rates are treated separately. When calculating average contractor rates, daily rates are not derived from quoted hourly rates or vice versa.

Location
3 months to
5 Feb 2016
Same period 2015 Same period 2014
Hot Standby Router Protocol (HSRP)
Rank 149 179 193
Rank change year-on-year
+30 +14
Contract jobs citing HSRP 3 11 13
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the City of London 0.096% 0.22% 0.22%
As % of the Communications & Networking category 0.88% 1.62% 1.89%
Number of daily rates quoted 2 9 7
Average daily rate £408 £300 £363
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+35.83% -17.24%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £374 £240 £295
10% offered a daily rate of more than £442 £485 £375
UK excluding London average daily rate £345 £325 £438
% change year-on-year
+6.15% -25.71%
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 1 0
Average hourly rate - £40.00 -
UK excluding London average hourly rate £30.00 £30.00 -
HSRP
London

The following table is for comparison with the above and provides statistics for the entire Communications & Networking category in contract jobs advertised in the City of London region.

Communications & Networking Category
City of London
Contract IT job ads with a match in the
Communications & Networking category
340 677 688
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the City of London 10.84% 13.45% 11.77%
Number of daily rates quoted 234 491 442
Average daily rate £413 £388 £390
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+6.45% -0.64%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £238 £270 £250
10% offered a daily rate of more than £525 £507 £600
UK excluding London average daily rate £363 £350 £350
% change year-on-year
+3.57% -
Number of hourly rates quoted 9 13 24
Average hourly rate £24.00 £18.70 £18.70
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
+28.34% -
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £19.50 £16.25 £12.78
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £30.00 £40.00 £31.30
UK excluding London average hourly rate £30.00 £26.00 £21.00
% change year-on-year
+15.38% +23.80%

HSRP
Jobs Demand Trend in the City of London

This chart provides a 3-month moving total of IT contractor jobs citing HSRP across the City of London region as a proportion of the total demand within the Communications & Networking category.

HSRP Jobs Demand Trend in the City of London

HSRP
Daily Rate Trend in the City of London

This chart provides the 3-month moving average for daily rates quoted in IT contract jobs citing HSRP across the City of London region.

HSRP Daily Rate Trend in the City of London

HSRP
Hourly Rate Trend in the City of London

This chart provides the 3-month moving average for hourly rates quoted in IT contractor jobs citing HSRP across the City of London region.

HSRP Hourly Rate Trend in the City of London

HSRP
Top 30 Related IT Skills in the City of London

For the 6 months to 5 February 2016, IT contractor jobs across the City of London region citing HSRP also mentioned the following IT skills in order of popularity. The figures indicate the number of jobs and their proportion against the total number of contract IT job ads sampled that cited HSRP.

1 10 (100.00%) Cisco
2 9 (90.00%) OSPF
2 9 (90.00%) BGP
2 9 (90.00%) VRRP
3 8 (80.00%) Firewall
3 8 (80.00%) F5
4 7 (70.00%) Spanning Tree
4 7 (70.00%) Finance
4 7 (70.00%) TCP/IP
5 6 (60.00%) Cisco Certification
5 6 (60.00%) Juniper
5 6 (60.00%) CheckPoint
6 5 (50.00%) EIGRP
6 5 (50.00%) VPN
6 5 (50.00%) LAN
6 5 (50.00%) WAN
6 5 (50.00%) Cisco Nexus
7 4 (40.00%) NX-OS
7 4 (40.00%) Proventia
7 4 (40.00%) Cisco IOS
7 4 (40.00%) Blue Coat
7 4 (40.00%) CCSE
7 4 (40.00%) VLAN
7 4 (40.00%) Sourcefire
7 4 (40.00%) Snort
7 4 (40.00%) IPsec
8 3 (30.00%) Legal
8 3 (30.00%) Banking
8 3 (30.00%) DHCP
8 3 (30.00%) CCNP

HSRP
Top Related IT Skills in the City of London by Category

For the 6 months to 5 February 2016, IT contractor jobs across the City of London region citing HSRP also mentioned the following IT skills grouped by category. The figures indicate the number of jobs and their proportion against the total number of contract IT job ads sampled that cited HSRP. Up to 20 skills are shown per category.

Communications & Networking
1 9 (90.00%) BGP
1 9 (90.00%) OSPF
1 9 (90.00%) VRRP
2 8 (80.00%) Firewall
3 7 (70.00%) Spanning Tree
3 7 (70.00%) TCP/IP
4 5 (50.00%) Cisco Nexus
4 5 (50.00%) EIGRP
4 5 (50.00%) LAN
4 5 (50.00%) VPN
4 5 (50.00%) WAN
5 4 (40.00%) Cisco IOS
5 4 (40.00%) IPsec
5 4 (40.00%) NX-OS
5 4 (40.00%) VLAN
6 3 (30.00%) DHCP
6 3 (30.00%) F5 BIG-IP GTM
6 3 (30.00%) F5 BIG-IP LTM
7 2 (20.00%) DNS
7 2 (20.00%) SNMP
General
1 7 (70.00%) Finance
2 3 (30.00%) Banking
2 3 (30.00%) Legal
2 3 (30.00%) Spanish Language
3 1 (10.00%) Advertising
3 1 (10.00%) Investment Banking
3 1 (10.00%) Law
Job Titles
1 5 (50.00%) Network Engineer
1 5 (50.00%) Security Engineer
2 4 (40.00%) Senior Network Engineer
2 4 (40.00%) Senior Security Engineer
3 2 (20.00%) Data Network Engineer
3 2 (20.00%) Network Security Engineer
4 1 (10.00%) 3rd Line Support
4 1 (10.00%) 3rd Line Support Specialist
4 1 (10.00%) Cisco Engineer
4 1 (10.00%) Consultant
4 1 (10.00%) Firewall Engineer
4 1 (10.00%) IP Network Engineer
4 1 (10.00%) Network Support
4 1 (10.00%) Network Support Specialist
4 1 (10.00%) Senior Cisco Engineer
4 1 (10.00%) Senior Cisco Network Engineer
4 1 (10.00%) Senior Firewall Engineer
4 1 (10.00%) Senior IP Network Engineer
4 1 (10.00%) Senior Network Security Engineer
4 1 (10.00%) Support Specialist
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 1 (10.00%) 802.1X
Miscellaneous
1 2 (20.00%) Computer Science
2 1 (10.00%) Data Centre
2 1 (10.00%) Video Conferencing
Operating Systems
1 2 (20.00%) Unix
1 2 (20.00%) Windows
Processes & Methodologies
1 3 (30.00%) Low Latency
2 2 (20.00%) Mentoring
2 2 (20.00%) Network Architecture
2 2 (20.00%) Security Architecture
2 2 (20.00%) Ultra-Low Latency
3 1 (10.00%) Data Analysis
3 1 (10.00%) Investment Management
3 1 (10.00%) Network Design
3 1 (10.00%) Network Management
3 1 (10.00%) Network Packet Analysis
3 1 (10.00%) Test Strategy
3 1 (10.00%) User Acceptance Testing
Qualifications
1 6 (60.00%) Cisco Certification
2 4 (40.00%) CCSE
3 3 (30.00%) CCNP
3 3 (30.00%) CISSP
4 2 (20.00%) CCIE
4 2 (20.00%) CCNA
4 2 (20.00%) CCSA
4 2 (20.00%) Degree
5 1 (10.00%) CCSP
5 1 (10.00%) JNCIP
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 1 (10.00%) SLA
System Software
1 4 (40.00%) Snort
Systems Management
1 4 (40.00%) Proventia
2 1 (10.00%) HP Quality Center
2 1 (10.00%) Iperf
Vendors
1 10 (100.00%) Cisco
2 8 (80.00%) F5
3 6 (60.00%) CheckPoint
3 6 (60.00%) Juniper
4 4 (40.00%) Blue Coat
4 4 (40.00%) Sourcefire
5 2 (20.00%) Aruba
5 2 (20.00%) Palo Alto
6 1 (10.00%) Alcatel-Lucent
6 1 (10.00%) CA
6 1 (10.00%) McAfee