The first table below looks at the demand 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 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 England 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 554 460 535
Rank change year-on-year
-94 +75
Contract jobs citing HSRP 36 43 42
As % of all contract IT jobs located in England 0.070% 0.100% 0.075%
As % of the Communications & Networking category 0.54% 0.66% 0.49%
Number of daily rates quoted 10 22 18
Average daily rate £338 £300 £353
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+12.50% -14.89%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £268 £200 £200
10% offered a daily rate of more than £400 £470 £600
UK excluding London average daily rate £334 £300 £248
% change year-on-year
+11.25% +20.90%
Number of hourly rates quoted 1 0 0
Average hourly rate £27.50 - -
UK excluding London average hourly rate - - -
Communications & Networking Category
England
Contract IT job ads with a match in the
Communications & Networking category
6654 6543 8532
As % of all contract IT jobs located in England 12.96% 15.18% 15.32%
Number of daily rates quoted 3569 3350 4094
Average daily rate £363 £350 £375
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+3.71% -6.80%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £200 £190 £215
10% offered a daily rate of more than £500 £500 £500
UK excluding London average daily rate £338 £310 £325
% change year-on-year
+8.87% -4.61%
Number of hourly rates quoted 388 529 578
Average hourly rate £20.00 £22.00 £27.50
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
-9.09% -20.00%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £12.50 £12.46 £13.50
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £45.00 £42.50 £45.00
UK excluding London average hourly rate £20.50 £22.50 £29.50
% change year-on-year
-8.88% -23.72%
HSRP
UK

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 18 April 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 18 April 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
(Click each for more statistics)
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
Find
Job
Vacancies
South East -12 19 £295 -1.66% 1
London -26 11 £350 -6.66% 3
North West - 4 - - 1
East of England -31 1 £400 +33.33% 1
Yorkshire - - - -
HSRP
UK

HSRP
Top 30 Related IT Skills in England

For the 6 months to 18 April 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 66 (90.41%) BGP
2 54 (73.97%) MPLS
3 53 (72.60%) OSPF
3 53 (72.60%) Cisco
4 47 (64.38%) Cisco Certification
5 43 (58.90%) VPN
6 40 (54.79%) CCNP
7 39 (53.42%) WAN
8 38 (52.05%) EIGRP
9 34 (46.58%) Firewall
10 32 (43.84%) Ethernet
11 30 (41.10%) TCP/IP
11 30 (41.10%) VRRP
12 28 (38.36%) LAN
13 26 (35.62%) VLAN
14 24 (32.88%) Telecoms
15 22 (30.14%) Network Design
16 21 (28.77%) IPsec
16 21 (28.77%) RSVP
16 21 (28.77%) LTE
17 20 (27.40%) Network Security
18 19 (26.03%) Cisco ASA
18 19 (26.03%) Radio Access Network
18 19 (26.03%) 3G
18 19 (26.03%) CCNA
18 19 (26.03%) 2G
19 18 (24.66%) CheckPoint
20 17 (23.29%) Juniper
20 17 (23.29%) MS Excel
21 16 (21.92%) VoIP

HSRP
Top Related IT Skills in England by Category

For the 6 months to 18 April 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 1 (1.37%) Apache
Applications
1 17 (23.29%) MS Excel
2 11 (15.07%) MS Office
3 3 (4.11%) MS Visio
4 1 (1.37%) MS Project
4 1 (1.37%) MS PowerPoint
Communications & Networking
1 66 (90.41%) BGP
2 54 (73.97%) MPLS
3 53 (72.60%) OSPF
4 43 (58.90%) VPN
5 39 (53.42%) WAN
6 38 (52.05%) EIGRP
7 34 (46.58%) Firewall
8 32 (43.84%) Ethernet
9 30 (41.10%) TCP/IP
9 30 (41.10%) VRRP
10 28 (38.36%) LAN
11 26 (35.62%) VLAN
12 21 (28.77%) IPsec
12 21 (28.77%) RSVP
12 21 (28.77%) LTE
13 20 (27.40%) Network Security
14 19 (26.03%) Cisco ASA
14 19 (26.03%) Radio Access Network
14 19 (26.03%) 3G
14 19 (26.03%) 2G
Database & Business Intelligence
1 10 (13.70%) MS Access
Development Applications
1 6 (8.22%) VSS/SourceSafe
General
1 24 (32.88%) Telecoms
2 12 (16.44%) Finance
3 7 (9.59%) Banking
4 4 (5.48%) Law
5 3 (4.11%) Legal
6 2 (2.74%) French Language
6 2 (2.74%) German Language
6 2 (2.74%) Investment Banking
7 1 (1.37%) Billing
7 1 (1.37%) Back Office
Job Titles
1 33 (45.21%) Network Engineer
2 13 (17.81%) Design Engineer
3 12 (16.44%) RAN Engineer
3 12 (16.44%) Test Engineer
3 12 (16.44%) Network Design Engineer
3 12 (16.44%) Analyst
4 11 (15.07%) Network Analyst
5 7 (9.59%) Senior Analyst
5 7 (9.59%) Cisco Engineer
5 7 (9.59%) Senior Network Analyst
5 7 (9.59%) Security Engineer
6 5 (6.85%) Cisco Network Engineer
6 5 (6.85%) Voice Analyst
7 4 (5.48%) IP Engineer
7 4 (5.48%) Communications Engineer
7 4 (5.48%) Network Security Engineer
7 4 (5.48%) Architect
8 2 (2.74%) Senior Cisco Network Engineer
8 2 (2.74%) Operations Engineer
8 2 (2.74%) Solutions Architect
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 1 (1.37%) DCOM
1 1 (1.37%) OCX
Miscellaneous
1 5 (6.85%) e-Health
1 5 (6.85%) SecurID
2 4 (5.48%) Mathematics
2 4 (5.48%) NHS
3 3 (4.11%) Computer Science
Operating Systems
1 5 (6.85%) UNIX
1 5 (6.85%) Linux
2 3 (4.11%) Windows
3 1 (1.37%) Debian
3 1 (1.37%) CentOS
Processes & Methodologies
1 22 (30.14%) Network Design
2 13 (17.81%) ITIL
2 13 (17.81%) Capacity Management
3 12 (16.44%) Load Balancing
4 11 (15.07%) Project Management
4 11 (15.07%) Network Management
5 7 (9.59%) Change Management
5 7 (9.59%) Capacity Planning
6 6 (8.22%) Network Monitoring
7 5 (6.85%) Incident Management
7 5 (6.85%) Low Latency
8 4 (5.48%) Network Architecture
8 4 (5.48%) Problem Management
8 4 (5.48%) Root Cause Analysis
8 4 (5.48%) Content Management
9 3 (4.11%) Service Management
9 3 (4.11%) SIEM
10 2 (2.74%) Validation
11 1 (1.37%) Supplier Management
11 1 (1.37%) Cost-Benefit Analysis
Programming Languages
1 11 (15.07%) VB
2 7 (9.59%) SQL
3 6 (8.22%) C
4 2 (2.74%) R
Qualifications
1 47 (64.38%) Cisco Certification
2 40 (54.79%) CCNP
3 19 (26.03%) CCNA
4 10 (13.70%) CCIE
5 8 (10.96%) Degree
6 6 (8.22%) CCSP
7 4 (5.48%) CCVP
8 3 (4.11%) CCDP
9 2 (2.74%) Security Cleared
9 2 (2.74%) JNCIE
10 1 (1.37%) HNC
10 1 (1.37%) HND
10 1 (1.37%) CCDA
10 1 (1.37%) JNCIA
10 1 (1.37%) JNCIP
10 1 (1.37%) SC Cleared
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 3 (4.11%) SLA
2 1 (1.37%) ISO/IEC 27001
System Software
1 1 (1.37%) Squid
Systems Management
1 5 (6.85%) CiscoWorks
1 5 (6.85%) CA Spectrum
1 5 (6.85%) Cisco CUCM
2 3 (4.11%) MAILsweeper
3 2 (2.74%) SolarWinds Orion
3 2 (2.74%) Netcool
4 1 (1.37%) OpenView
4 1 (1.37%) Cisco UCCE
Vendors
1 53 (72.60%) Cisco
2 18 (24.66%) CheckPoint
3 17 (23.29%) Juniper
4 16 (21.92%) Huawei
5 14 (19.18%) Nortel
6 13 (17.81%) F5
7 9 (12.33%) Riverbed
8 8 (10.96%) SolarWinds
8 8 (10.96%) BT
8 8 (10.96%) OPNET
8 8 (10.96%) Radware
9 7 (9.59%) Business Objects
10 6 (8.22%) ArcSight
10 6 (8.22%) HP
11 5 (6.85%) Avaya
11 5 (6.85%) CA
12 4 (5.48%) Microsoft
13 3 (4.11%) Speakerbus
14 2 (2.74%) Aruba
14 2 (2.74%) Infoblox