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 22 August 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
22 Aug 2014
Same period 2013 Same period 2012
Hot Standby Router Protocol (HSRP)
Rank 528 521 528
Rank change year-on-year
-7 +7
Contract jobs citing HSRP 55 36 47
As % of all contract IT jobs located in England 0.11% 0.074% 0.089%
As % of the Communications & Networking category 0.74% 0.54% 0.57%
Number of daily rates quoted 28 25 13
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£325 £300 £375
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+8.33% -20.00%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £268 £235 £255
10% offered a daily rate of more than £425 £420 £400
UK excluding London average daily rate £360 £325 £363
% change year-on-year
+10.76% -10.34%
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 1 0
Average hourly rate - £17.00 -
UK excluding London average hourly rate - £17.00 -
HSRP
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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 England region.

Communications & Networking Category
England
Contract IT job ads with a match in the
Communications & Networking category
7443 6649 8272
As % of all contract IT jobs located in England 14.61% 13.66% 15.58%
Number of daily rates quoted 4074 3675 3832
Average daily rate £365 £350 £350
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+4.28% -
90% offered a daily rate of more than £220 £200 £200
10% offered a daily rate of more than £500 £500 £475
UK excluding London average daily rate £338 £325 £325
% change year-on-year
+3.84% -
Number of hourly rates quoted 403 385 650
Average hourly rate £21.00 £22.50 £22.50
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
-6.66% -
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £12.50 £13.00 £13.00
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £45.00 £40.57 £45.00
UK excluding London average hourly rate £22.00 £24.50 £25.00
% change year-on-year
-10.20% -2.00%

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 22 August 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 22 August 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 +44 46 £325 +8.33% 13
South East +1 7 £360 +5.88% 4
Yorkshire +4 1 - - 1
South West - - - -
West Midlands - - - - 1
East of England - - - - 1
HSRP
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HSRP
Top 30 Related IT Skills in England

For the 6 months to 22 August 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 70 (86.42%) Cisco
2 66 (81.48%) BGP
3 64 (79.01%) Firewall
4 61 (75.31%) OSPF
5 55 (67.90%) WAN
6 51 (62.96%) Cisco Certification
7 45 (55.56%) VPN
8 44 (54.32%) LAN
9 41 (50.62%) CheckPoint
10 40 (49.38%) VLAN
11 39 (48.15%) VRRP
12 38 (46.91%) TCP/IP
13 35 (43.21%) MPLS
14 34 (41.98%) Juniper
15 30 (37.04%) CCNP
15 30 (37.04%) Cisco IOS
15 30 (37.04%) F5
16 29 (35.80%) Cisco Nexus
17 25 (30.86%) EIGRP
17 25 (30.86%) Blue Coat
18 24 (29.63%) Ethernet
19 23 (28.40%) Network Security
20 21 (25.93%) CCIE
20 21 (25.93%) IPsec
21 19 (23.46%) SNMP
21 19 (23.46%) CCNA
22 18 (22.22%) Cisco ASA
22 18 (22.22%) Snort
23 17 (20.99%) Finance
24 16 (19.75%) Banking

HSRP
Top Related IT Skills in England by Category

For the 6 months to 22 August 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 2 (2.47%) IIS
Applications
1 9 (11.11%) MS Excel
2 6 (7.41%) MS Office
3 5 (6.17%) MS Visio
4 1 (1.23%) MS PowerPoint
4 1 (1.23%) MS Project
Communications & Networking
1 66 (81.48%) BGP
2 64 (79.01%) Firewall
3 61 (75.31%) OSPF
4 55 (67.90%) WAN
5 45 (55.56%) VPN
6 44 (54.32%) LAN
7 40 (49.38%) VLAN
8 39 (48.15%) VRRP
9 38 (46.91%) TCP/IP
10 35 (43.21%) MPLS
11 30 (37.04%) Cisco IOS
12 29 (35.80%) Cisco Nexus
13 25 (30.86%) EIGRP
14 24 (29.63%) Ethernet
15 23 (28.40%) Network Security
16 21 (25.93%) IPsec
17 19 (23.46%) SNMP
18 18 (22.22%) Cisco ASA
19 13 (16.05%) VoIP
20 12 (14.81%) DNS
Database & Business Intelligence
1 1 (1.23%) MS Access
Development Applications
1 3 (3.70%) VSS/SourceSafe
General
1 17 (20.99%) Finance
2 16 (19.75%) Banking
3 12 (14.81%) Telecoms
4 5 (6.17%) Spanish Language
4 5 (6.17%) Investment Banking
5 1 (1.23%) Marketing
5 1 (1.23%) Retail
5 1 (1.23%) Billing
Job Titles
1 43 (53.09%) Network Engineer
2 19 (23.46%) Security Engineer
3 17 (20.99%) Senior Network Engineer
3 17 (20.99%) Network Security Engineer
4 12 (14.81%) Architect
5 9 (11.11%) Senior Network Security Engineer
5 9 (11.11%) Solutions Architect
5 9 (11.11%) Senior Security Engineer
6 8 (9.88%) Cisco Engineer
7 6 (7.41%) Analyst
7 6 (7.41%) Network Architect
8 4 (4.94%) Cisco Network Engineer
9 3 (3.70%) Network Design Architect
9 3 (3.70%) IP Engineer
9 3 (3.70%) Designer
9 3 (3.70%) Systems Analyst
9 3 (3.70%) Systems Designer
9 3 (3.70%) Communications Engineer
9 3 (3.70%) Network Support
9 3 (3.70%) Network Analyst
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 1 (1.23%) OCX
Miscellaneous
1 6 (7.41%) PKI
2 5 (6.17%) Computer Science
3 3 (3.70%) Open Source
3 3 (3.70%) Management Information System
4 1 (1.23%) SecurID
4 1 (1.23%) e-Health
4 1 (1.23%) NHS
Operating Systems
1 6 (7.41%) Windows
2 4 (4.94%) UNIX
2 4 (4.94%) Linux
3 2 (2.47%) Windows XP
3 2 (2.47%) Windows Server 2012
Processes & Methodologies
1 15 (18.52%) Load Balancing
2 13 (16.05%) Network Management
3 9 (11.11%) Network Design
4 8 (9.88%) Low Latency
5 7 (8.64%) Network Architecture
5 7 (8.64%) Validation
6 6 (7.41%) Project Management
7 5 (6.17%) WAN Optimisation
7 5 (6.17%) Network Monitoring
7 5 (6.17%) Information Assurance
8 4 (4.94%) ITIL
8 4 (4.94%) Change Management
8 4 (4.94%) Disaster Recovery
8 4 (4.94%) High Availability
8 4 (4.94%) Kalman Filter
9 3 (3.70%) Root Cause Analysis
9 3 (3.70%) ISMS
9 3 (3.70%) Supplier Management
9 3 (3.70%) Network Load Balancing
10 2 (2.47%) Migration
Programming Languages
1 1 (1.23%) SQL
1 1 (1.23%) VB
Qualifications
1 51 (62.96%) Cisco Certification
2 30 (37.04%) CCNP
3 21 (25.93%) CCIE
4 19 (23.46%) CCNA
5 11 (13.58%) Security Cleared
6 9 (11.11%) SC Cleared
7 8 (9.88%) CCSE
8 6 (7.41%) Degree
9 3 (3.70%) CCVP
9 3 (3.70%) CISSP
9 3 (3.70%) CCSP
10 2 (2.47%) CCDP
10 2 (2.47%) JNCIE
11 1 (1.23%) JNCIA
11 1 (1.23%) JNCIP
11 1 (1.23%) CCDA
11 1 (1.23%) PRINCE2 Certification
11 1 (1.23%) Check Point Certification
11 1 (1.23%) ITIL Certification
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 5 (6.17%) SLA
2 1 (1.23%) ISO/IEC 27001
2 1 (1.23%) QA
System Software
1 18 (22.22%) Snort
2 7 (8.64%) ProxySG
3 3 (3.70%) Nmap
4 1 (1.23%) vSphere
4 1 (1.23%) VMware Infrastructure
4 1 (1.23%) Hyper-V
Systems Management
1 6 (7.41%) Cisco CUCM
2 4 (4.94%) CiscoWorks
3 3 (3.70%) MAILsweeper
3 3 (3.70%) Nessus
4 2 (2.47%) Cisco IPCC
5 1 (1.23%) FortiGate
5 1 (1.23%) CA Spectrum
5 1 (1.23%) SolarWinds Orion
5 1 (1.23%) OPNET
Vendors
1 70 (86.42%) Cisco
2 41 (50.62%) CheckPoint
3 34 (41.98%) Juniper
4 30 (37.04%) F5
5 25 (30.86%) Blue Coat
6 15 (18.52%) Sourcefire
7 12 (14.81%) Microsoft
8 8 (9.88%) Huawei
9 7 (8.64%) Redback
9 7 (8.64%) Radware
9 7 (8.64%) Ericsson
9 7 (8.64%) Nokia
10 5 (6.17%) Nortel
10 5 (6.17%) Avaya
11 4 (4.94%) Riverbed
11 4 (4.94%) SolarWinds
12 3 (3.70%) Speakerbus
12 3 (3.70%) Citrix
12 3 (3.70%) HP
13 2 (2.47%) Siemens
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