The first table below looks at the demand 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 18 April 2014 with a comparison to the same period in the previous 2 years. The second table is for comparison and provides aggregates for all of the Communications & Networking category for the City of London region.

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
18 Apr 2014
Same period 2013 Same period 2012
Hot Standby Router Protocol (HSRP)
Rank 205 195 222
Rank change year-on-year
-10 +27
Contract jobs citing HSRP 5 2 2
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the City of London 0.077% 0.032% 0.025%
As % of the Communications & Networking category 0.67% 0.22% 0.18%
Number of daily rates quoted 4 1 2
Average daily rate £325 £200 £343
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+62.50% -41.60%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £294 £200 £329
10% offered a daily rate of more than £369 £200 £357
UK excluding London average daily rate £334 £300 £248
% change year-on-year
+11.25% +20.90%
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 0 0
Average hourly rate - - -
UK excluding London average hourly rate - - -
Communications & Networking Category
City of London
Contract IT job ads with a match in the
Communications & Networking category
743 891 1084
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the City of London 11.51% 14.30% 13.40%
Number of daily rates quoted 520 603 727
Average daily rate £395 £400 £425
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
-1.25% -5.88%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £235 £190 £250
10% offered a daily rate of more than £525 £525 £525
UK excluding London average daily rate £338 £310 £325
% change year-on-year
+8.87% -4.61%
Number of hourly rates quoted 20 42 43
Average hourly rate £22.00 £49.00 £22.00
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
-55.10% +122.72%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £12.70 £17.50 £15.40
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £33.75 £135.00 £44.05
UK excluding London average hourly rate £20.50 £22.50 £29.50
% change year-on-year
-8.88% -23.72%
HSRP
London

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
Top 30 Related IT Skills in the City of London

For the 6 months to 18 April 2014, 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 16 (94.12%) Cisco
1 16 (94.12%) Cisco Certification
2 15 (88.24%) EIGRP
3 14 (82.35%) CCNP
3 14 (82.35%) WAN
4 13 (76.47%) LAN
4 13 (76.47%) BGP
5 12 (70.59%) VLAN
6 11 (64.71%) Firewall
7 10 (58.82%) TCP/IP
7 10 (58.82%) CheckPoint
7 10 (58.82%) DMZ
8 8 (47.06%) WLAN
8 8 (47.06%) Network Security
8 8 (47.06%) Cisco ASA
9 7 (41.18%) MPLS
9 7 (41.18%) CCNA
10 6 (35.29%) Change Management
10 6 (35.29%) TACACS
10 6 (35.29%) IPsec
10 6 (35.29%) Degree
10 6 (35.29%) Banking
10 6 (35.29%) IP Telephony
10 6 (35.29%) OSPF
10 6 (35.29%) Juniper
10 6 (35.29%) SolarWinds
10 6 (35.29%) Cisco IOS
10 6 (35.29%) F5
10 6 (35.29%) Multicast
11 5 (29.41%) Network Management

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

For the 6 months to 18 April 2014, 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 3 (17.65%) MS Excel
2 2 (11.76%) MS Visio
Communications & Networking
1 15 (88.24%) EIGRP
2 14 (82.35%) WAN
3 13 (76.47%) LAN
3 13 (76.47%) BGP
4 12 (70.59%) VLAN
5 11 (64.71%) Firewall
6 10 (58.82%) TCP/IP
6 10 (58.82%) DMZ
7 8 (47.06%) WLAN
7 8 (47.06%) Network Security
7 8 (47.06%) Cisco ASA
8 7 (41.18%) MPLS
9 6 (35.29%) TACACS
9 6 (35.29%) IPsec
9 6 (35.29%) IP Telephony
9 6 (35.29%) OSPF
9 6 (35.29%) Cisco IOS
9 6 (35.29%) Multicast
10 5 (29.41%) VoIP
10 5 (29.41%) DHCP
Development Applications
1 4 (23.53%) VSS/SourceSafe
General
1 6 (35.29%) Banking
2 4 (23.53%) Finance
3 3 (17.65%) Law
4 2 (11.76%) Legal
4 2 (11.76%) Investment Banking
Job Titles
1 7 (41.18%) Network Analyst
1 7 (41.18%) Analyst
2 6 (35.29%) Network Engineer
2 6 (35.29%) Senior Network Analyst
2 6 (35.29%) Senior Analyst
3 4 (23.53%) Voice Analyst
4 3 (17.65%) Communications Engineer
5 2 (11.76%) Cisco Network Engineer
5 2 (11.76%) Cisco Engineer
5 2 (11.76%) Operations Engineer
6 1 (5.88%) Network Operations Engineer
6 1 (5.88%) Architect
6 1 (5.88%) Network Security Engineer
6 1 (5.88%) Security Engineer
6 1 (5.88%) Network Architect
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 1 (5.88%) DCOM
Miscellaneous
1 4 (23.53%) e-Health
1 4 (23.53%) SecurID
1 4 (23.53%) Mathematics
2 1 (5.88%) Computer Science
Operating Systems
1 3 (17.65%) UNIX
1 3 (17.65%) Windows
1 3 (17.65%) Linux
Processes & Methodologies
1 6 (35.29%) Change Management
2 5 (29.41%) Network Management
2 5 (29.41%) Low Latency
2 5 (29.41%) Load Balancing
2 5 (29.41%) ITIL
3 4 (23.53%) Project Management
3 4 (23.53%) Problem Management
4 3 (17.65%) Network Monitoring
4 3 (17.65%) Root Cause Analysis
5 2 (11.76%) Incident Management
6 1 (5.88%) Content Management
Programming Languages
1 4 (23.53%) C
2 1 (5.88%) VB
Qualifications
1 16 (94.12%) Cisco Certification
2 14 (82.35%) CCNP
3 7 (41.18%) CCNA
4 6 (35.29%) Degree
5 3 (17.65%) CCVP
6 1 (5.88%) CCSP
Systems Management
1 4 (23.53%) CiscoWorks
1 4 (23.53%) CA Spectrum
2 3 (17.65%) Cisco CUCM
3 2 (11.76%) SolarWinds Orion
4 1 (5.88%) OpenView
Vendors
1 16 (94.12%) Cisco
2 10 (58.82%) CheckPoint
3 6 (35.29%) Juniper
3 6 (35.29%) SolarWinds
3 6 (35.29%) F5
4 5 (29.41%) Riverbed
5 4 (23.53%) CA
6 3 (17.65%) Speakerbus
7 2 (11.76%) Infoblox
8 1 (5.88%) ArcSight
8 1 (5.88%) Radware
8 1 (5.88%) Microsoft
8 1 (5.88%) HP