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 26 January 2015 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
26 Jan 2015
Same period 2014 Same period 2013
Hot Standby Router Protocol (HSRP)
Rank 180 190 191
Rank change year-on-year
+10 +1
Contract jobs citing HSRP 12 12 3
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the City of London 0.24% 0.20% 0.052%
As % of the Communications & Networking category 1.79% 1.71% 0.37%
Number of daily rates quoted 10 6 3
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£300 £366 £999
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
-18.08% -63.33%
UK excluding London average daily rate £300 £438 £300
% change year-on-year
-31.42% +45.83%
Number of hourly rates quoted 1 0 0
Average hourly rate £40.00 - -
UK excluding London average hourly rate £30.00 - -
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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
670 701 806
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the City of London 13.22% 11.67% 14.07%
Number of daily rates quoted 485 452 534
Average daily rate £388 £400 £375
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
-3.12% +6.66%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £300 £265 £225
10% offered a daily rate of more than £500 £600 £550
UK excluding London average daily rate £350 £350 £325
% change year-on-year
- +7.69%
Number of hourly rates quoted 12 28 47
Average hourly rate £18.70 £18.10 £21.00
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
+3.31% -13.80%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £16.25 £12.75 £12.10
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £40.00 £21.00 £150.00
UK excluding London average hourly rate £25.00 £20.00 £22.50
% change year-on-year
+25.00% -11.11%

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
Daily Rate Histogram in the City of London

This chart provides a histogram of daily rates quoted in contract IT jobs citing HSRP across the City of London region over the 3 months to 26 January 2015.

HSRP Daily Rate Histogram 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 26 January 2015, 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 35 (94.59%) BGP
2 34 (91.89%) OSPF
2 34 (91.89%) Cisco
3 29 (78.38%) TCP/IP
3 29 (78.38%) Firewall
4 28 (75.68%) Cisco Certification
5 27 (72.97%) CCNP
5 27 (72.97%) EIGRP
6 25 (67.57%) VRRP
6 25 (67.57%) VPN
7 20 (54.05%) DMVPN
8 18 (48.65%) SNMP
8 18 (48.65%) PPP
9 17 (45.95%) CCIE
9 17 (45.95%) Change Management
10 15 (40.54%) Perl
10 15 (40.54%) UNIX
11 14 (37.84%) Cisco Nexus
11 14 (37.84%) F5
12 13 (35.14%) LAN
12 13 (35.14%) TACACS
13 12 (32.43%) CheckPoint
13 12 (32.43%) Juniper
13 12 (32.43%) FlexPod
13 12 (32.43%) RANCID
13 12 (32.43%) VLAN
13 12 (32.43%) OpenNMS
14 11 (29.73%) WAN
15 10 (27.03%) Banking
15 10 (27.03%) CCNA

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

For the 6 months to 26 January 2015, 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.

Applications
1 1 (2.70%) MS Office
1 1 (2.70%) MS Excel
1 1 (2.70%) MS Visio
Cloud Services
1 1 (2.70%) Microsoft Azure
1 1 (2.70%) Amazon AWS
1 1 (2.70%) SaaS
Communications & Networking
1 35 (94.59%) BGP
2 34 (91.89%) OSPF
3 29 (78.38%) TCP/IP
3 29 (78.38%) Firewall
4 27 (72.97%) EIGRP
5 25 (67.57%) VPN
5 25 (67.57%) VRRP
6 20 (54.05%) DMVPN
7 18 (48.65%) PPP
7 18 (48.65%) SNMP
8 14 (37.84%) Cisco Nexus
9 13 (35.14%) LAN
9 13 (35.14%) TACACS
10 12 (32.43%) VLAN
11 11 (29.73%) WAN
12 7 (18.92%) HTTP
12 7 (18.92%) RIP
12 7 (18.92%) DNS
12 7 (18.92%) Multicast
13 6 (16.22%) Cisco IOS
Development Applications
1 2 (5.41%) VSS/SourceSafe
General
1 10 (27.03%) Banking
2 6 (16.22%) Finance
3 3 (8.11%) Investment Banking
4 1 (2.70%) Spanish Language
Job Titles
1 15 (40.54%) Cisco Engineer
2 12 (32.43%) Cisco Support
2 12 (32.43%) Support Engineer
2 12 (32.43%) Cisco Support Engineer
3 11 (29.73%) Network Engineer
4 5 (13.51%) NOC Engineer
5 4 (10.81%) Security Engineer
6 3 (8.11%) Senior Network Engineer
7 2 (5.41%) Network Security Engineer
7 2 (5.41%) Architect
7 2 (5.41%) Network Architect
7 2 (5.41%) Network Support
7 2 (5.41%) Senior Security Engineer
7 2 (5.41%) Senior Network Security Engineer
7 2 (5.41%) Cisco Network Engineer
8 1 (2.70%) Network Design Architect
8 1 (2.70%) Enterprise Architect
8 1 (2.70%) Cisco Network Analyst
8 1 (2.70%) Cisco Analyst
8 1 (2.70%) Senior Cisco Engineer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 1 (2.70%) Web Services
Miscellaneous
1 12 (32.43%) FlexPod
2 3 (8.11%) Analytical Skills
3 2 (5.41%) PKI
4 1 (2.70%) e-Health
4 1 (2.70%) SecurID
Operating Systems
1 15 (40.54%) UNIX
2 2 (5.41%) Windows
2 2 (5.41%) Linux
Processes & Methodologies
1 17 (45.95%) Change Management
2 6 (16.22%) ITIL
3 5 (13.51%) Mentoring
4 4 (10.81%) Low Latency
5 3 (8.11%) WAN Optimisation
6 2 (5.41%) Network Monitoring
6 2 (5.41%) Load Balancing
6 2 (5.41%) Network Load Balancing
6 2 (5.41%) ISMS
6 2 (5.41%) Information Assurance
6 2 (5.41%) High Availability
7 1 (2.70%) PRINCE2
7 1 (2.70%) Project Management
7 1 (2.70%) Service Delivery
7 1 (2.70%) Workflow
7 1 (2.70%) Network Design
7 1 (2.70%) Enterprise Architecture
Programming Languages
1 15 (40.54%) Perl
Qualifications
1 28 (75.68%) Cisco Certification
2 27 (72.97%) CCNP
3 17 (45.95%) CCIE
4 10 (27.03%) CCNA
5 1 (2.70%) PRINCE2 Certification
5 1 (2.70%) Check Point Certification
5 1 (2.70%) ITIL Certification
5 1 (2.70%) CCSE
5 1 (2.70%) Security Cleared
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 2 (5.41%) SLA
System Software
1 2 (5.41%) Snort
2 1 (2.70%) Hyper-V
Systems Management
1 12 (32.43%) OpenNMS
1 12 (32.43%) RANCID
2 1 (2.70%) SolarWinds Orion
2 1 (2.70%) CA Spectrum
2 1 (2.70%) CiscoWorks
2 1 (2.70%) SCOM
Vendors
1 34 (91.89%) Cisco
2 14 (37.84%) F5
3 12 (32.43%) Juniper
3 12 (32.43%) CheckPoint
4 6 (16.22%) Blue Coat
5 4 (10.81%) Riverbed
6 2 (5.41%) Sourcefire
6 2 (5.41%) Microsoft
7 1 (2.70%) CA
7 1 (2.70%) SolarWinds