The table below looks at the statistics for HSRP skills in IT contracts advertised for the England region. Included is a guide to the average contractor rates offered in IT contracts that have cited HSRP over the 3 months to 19 September 2014 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
19 Sep 2014
Same period 2013 Same period 2012
Hot Standby Router Protocol (HSRP)
Rank 504 531 515
Rank change year-on-year
+27 -16
Contract jobs citing HSRP 74 38 59
As % of all contract IT jobs located in England 0.14% 0.079% 0.11%
As % of the Communications & Networking category 0.95% 0.58% 0.71%
Number of daily rates quoted 44 21 14
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£325 £300 £363
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+8.33% -17.24%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £282 £225 £256
10% offered a daily rate of more than £425 £350 £400
UK excluding London average daily rate £360 £300 £363
% change year-on-year
+20.00% -17.24%
Number of hourly rates quoted 1 1 0
Average hourly rate £17.01 £17.00 -
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
+0.02% -
UK excluding London average hourly rate £26.00 £17.00 -
% change year-on-year
+52.94% -
HSRP
UK

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

Communications & Networking Category
England
Contract IT job ads with a match in the
Communications & Networking category
7759 6581 8255
As % of all contract IT jobs located in England 14.85% 13.64% 15.61%
Number of daily rates quoted 4364 3662 3826
Average daily rate £370 £363 £350
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+2.06% +3.57%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £225 £215 £208
10% offered a daily rate of more than £500 £500 £480
UK excluding London average daily rate £347 £325 £330
% change year-on-year
+6.91% -1.51%
Number of hourly rates quoted 429 380 625
Average hourly rate £22.50 £21.75 £21.67
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
+3.44% +0.39%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £12.52 £13.00 £12.50
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £45.00 £42.50 £45.00
UK excluding London average hourly rate £22.50 £22.50 £24.97
% change year-on-year
- -9.89%

HSRP
Jobs Demand Trend in England

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

HSRP Jobs Demand Trend in England

HSRP
Daily Rate Trend in England

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

HSRP Daily Rate Trend in England

HSRP
Daily Rate Histogram in England

This chart provides a histogram of daily rates quoted in contract IT jobs citing HSRP across the England region over the 3 months to 19 September 2014.

HSRP Daily Rate Histogram in England

HSRP
Hourly Rate Trend in England

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

HSRP Hourly Rate Trend in England

HSRP
Contract Job Locations in England

The table below looks at the demand and provides a guide to the average contractor rates quoted in IT jobs citing HSRP within the England region over the 3 months to 19 September 2014. 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
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Rank Change
on Same Period
Last Year
Matching
Contract
IT Job Ads
Average
Daily Rate
Last 3 Months
Average Daily Rate
% Change
on Same Period
Last Year
Live
Job
Vacancies
London +57 62 £325 +8.33% 3
South East +8 9 £368 +104.16% 9
Yorkshire +1 1 - - 1
East Midlands - - - - 1
South West - - - - 1
West Midlands - - - -
East of England - - - - 1
HSRP
UK

HSRP
Top 30 Related IT Skills in England

For the 6 months to 19 September 2014, IT contractor jobs across the England 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 92 (91.09%) Cisco
2 84 (83.17%) Firewall
3 82 (81.19%) BGP
4 81 (80.20%) OSPF
5 65 (64.36%) Cisco Certification
6 57 (56.44%) WAN
7 55 (54.46%) VPN
8 54 (53.47%) VRRP
9 53 (52.48%) TCP/IP
10 48 (47.52%) VLAN
11 46 (45.54%) CheckPoint
12 43 (42.57%) LAN
12 43 (42.57%) Cisco Nexus
13 40 (39.60%) CCNP
14 38 (37.62%) CCIE
14 38 (37.62%) Juniper
15 37 (36.63%) MPLS
16 34 (33.66%) EIGRP
17 33 (32.67%) SNMP
17 33 (32.67%) F5
18 31 (30.69%) Cisco IOS
19 26 (25.74%) Blue Coat
20 25 (24.75%) Network Security
21 24 (23.76%) Ethernet
22 21 (20.79%) IPsec
22 21 (20.79%) TACACS
22 21 (20.79%) Analytical Skills
23 20 (19.80%) Snort
23 20 (19.80%) CCNA
24 19 (18.81%) Cisco ASA

HSRP
Top Related IT Skills in England by Category

For the 6 months to 19 September 2014, IT contractor jobs across the England 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.

Application Platforms
1 5 (4.95%) IIS
Applications
1 8 (7.92%) MS Excel
2 5 (4.95%) MS Visio
2 5 (4.95%) MS Office
3 1 (0.99%) MS PowerPoint
3 1 (0.99%) MS Project
Business Applications
1 1 (0.99%) Dynamics CRM
Cloud Services
1 1 (0.99%) SaaS
Communications & Networking
1 84 (83.17%) Firewall
2 82 (81.19%) BGP
3 81 (80.20%) OSPF
4 57 (56.44%) WAN
5 55 (54.46%) VPN
6 54 (53.47%) VRRP
7 53 (52.48%) TCP/IP
8 48 (47.52%) VLAN
9 43 (42.57%) LAN
9 43 (42.57%) Cisco Nexus
10 37 (36.63%) MPLS
11 34 (33.66%) EIGRP
12 33 (32.67%) SNMP
13 31 (30.69%) Cisco IOS
14 25 (24.75%) Network Security
15 24 (23.76%) Ethernet
16 21 (20.79%) IPsec
16 21 (20.79%) TACACS
17 19 (18.81%) Cisco ASA
18 16 (15.84%) DMVPN
Database & Business Intelligence
1 4 (3.96%) SQL Server
2 3 (2.97%) SQL Server 2008
3 1 (0.99%) SQL Server 2012
Development Applications
1 4 (3.96%) VSS/SourceSafe
General
1 18 (17.82%) Finance
1 18 (17.82%) Banking
2 11 (10.89%) Telecoms
3 6 (5.94%) Investment Banking
4 5 (4.95%) Spanish Language
5 2 (1.98%) Retail
5 2 (1.98%) Russian Language
6 1 (0.99%) Local Government
6 1 (0.99%) Marketing
6 1 (0.99%) French Language
6 1 (0.99%) Billing
6 1 (0.99%) Law
Job Titles
1 50 (49.50%) Network Engineer
2 21 (20.79%) Security Engineer
3 19 (18.81%) Network Security Engineer
4 18 (17.82%) Senior Network Engineer
5 15 (14.85%) Architect
6 13 (12.87%) Cisco Engineer
7 11 (10.89%) Solutions Architect
8 10 (9.90%) Consultant
8 10 (9.90%) Senior Security Engineer
8 10 (9.90%) Senior Network Security Engineer
9 9 (8.91%) Network Architect
9 9 (8.91%) Analyst
9 9 (8.91%) Network Consultant
10 7 (6.93%) Cisco Network Engineer
11 6 (5.94%) Network Analyst
11 6 (5.94%) Cisco Consultant
11 6 (5.94%) Cisco Network Consultant
12 5 (4.95%) Network Design Architect
13 4 (3.96%) Network Support
13 4 (3.96%) Support Engineer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 10 (9.90%) FIX Protocol
2 1 (0.99%) Middleware
2 1 (0.99%) OCX
Miscellaneous
1 21 (20.79%) Analytical Skills
2 9 (8.91%) FlexPod
3 6 (5.94%) PKI
3 6 (5.94%) Computer Science
4 4 (3.96%) Open Source
5 3 (2.97%) Management Information System
6 2 (1.98%) e-Health
6 2 (1.98%) SecurID
Operating Systems
1 14 (13.86%) UNIX
2 10 (9.90%) Windows
3 4 (3.96%) Linux
4 3 (2.97%) Windows Server 2012
4 3 (2.97%) Windows Server 2008
4 3 (2.97%) Windows XP
4 3 (2.97%) Windows Server 2003
Processes & Methodologies
1 17 (16.83%) Load Balancing
2 15 (14.85%) Network Management
3 10 (9.90%) Mentoring
4 9 (8.91%) Low Latency
4 9 (8.91%) Network Design
4 9 (8.91%) Change Management
4 9 (8.91%) Project Management
5 8 (7.92%) Validation
5 8 (7.92%) Network Architecture
6 6 (5.94%) WAN Optimisation
7 5 (4.95%) Information Assurance
7 5 (4.95%) ITIL
8 4 (3.96%) Network Planning
8 4 (3.96%) Disaster Recovery
8 4 (3.96%) High Availability
8 4 (3.96%) Kalman Filter
8 4 (3.96%) Network Monitoring
9 3 (2.97%) Network Load Balancing
9 3 (2.97%) Supplier Management
9 3 (2.97%) ISMS
Programming Languages
1 10 (9.90%) Perl
2 6 (5.94%) R
3 3 (2.97%) SQL
Qualifications
1 65 (64.36%) Cisco Certification
2 40 (39.60%) CCNP
3 38 (37.62%) CCIE
4 20 (19.80%) CCNA
5 10 (9.90%) Security Cleared
6 8 (7.92%) CCSE
6 8 (7.92%) SC Cleared
7 7 (6.93%) Degree
8 4 (3.96%) CISSP
8 4 (3.96%) CCSP
9 2 (1.98%) CCDP
9 2 (1.98%) ITIL Certification
9 2 (1.98%) PRINCE2 Certification
9 2 (1.98%) JNCIE
10 1 (0.99%) JNCIA
10 1 (0.99%) JNCIP
10 1 (0.99%) Check Point Certification
10 1 (0.99%) CCDA
10 1 (0.99%) CCVP
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 6 (5.94%) SLA
2 4 (3.96%) ISO/IEC 27001
3 1 (0.99%) QA
System Software
1 20 (19.80%) Snort
2 8 (7.92%) ProxySG
3 4 (3.96%) VMware Infrastructure
3 4 (3.96%) Nmap
4 1 (0.99%) vSphere
4 1 (0.99%) Hyper-V
Systems Management
1 9 (8.91%) OpenNMS
1 9 (8.91%) RANCID
2 5 (4.95%) CiscoWorks
3 4 (3.96%) Nessus
3 4 (3.96%) Cisco CUCM
4 3 (2.97%) MAILsweeper
5 2 (1.98%) Cisco IPCC
5 2 (1.98%) CA Spectrum
6 1 (0.99%) FortiGate
6 1 (0.99%) EMC NetWorker
6 1 (0.99%) SolarWinds Orion
Vendors
1 92 (91.09%) Cisco
2 46 (45.54%) CheckPoint
3 38 (37.62%) Juniper
4 33 (32.67%) F5
5 26 (25.74%) Blue Coat
6 16 (15.84%) Sourcefire
7 13 (12.87%) Microsoft
8 8 (7.92%) Radware
8 8 (7.92%) Redback
8 8 (7.92%) Nokia
8 8 (7.92%) Huawei
9 6 (5.94%) Ericsson
9 6 (5.94%) HP
9 6 (5.94%) SolarWinds
10 5 (4.95%) VMware
11 4 (3.96%) Avaya
11 4 (3.96%) Dell
11 4 (3.96%) Riverbed
12 3 (2.97%) SonicWALL
12 3 (2.97%) NETGEAR
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