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 1 October 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
1 Oct 2014
Same period 2013 Same period 2012
Hot Standby Router Protocol (HSRP)
Rank 505 517 519
Rank change year-on-year
+12 +2
Contract jobs citing HSRP 75 45 62
As % of all contract IT jobs located in England 0.14% 0.094% 0.12%
As % of the Communications & Networking category 0.98% 0.68% 0.76%
Number of daily rates quoted 46 25 17
Average daily rate
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£325 £325 £350
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
- -7.14%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £296 £235 £248
10% offered a daily rate of more than £425 £550 £400
UK excluding London average daily rate £368 £300 £350
% change year-on-year
+22.50% -14.28%
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
7620 6595 8152
As % of all contract IT jobs located in England 14.66% 13.71% 15.44%
Number of daily rates quoted 4301 3682 3819
Average daily rate £370 £370 £360
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
- +2.77%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £225 £225 £210
10% offered a daily rate of more than £500 £525 £500
UK excluding London average daily rate £347 £325 £338
% change year-on-year
+6.91% -3.70%
Number of hourly rates quoted 419 376 632
Average hourly rate £23.00 £20.00 £21.00
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
+15.00% -4.76%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £12.54 £12.50 £12.00
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £45.00 £45.00 £45.00
UK excluding London average hourly rate £24.50 £22.50 £22.50
% change year-on-year
+8.88% -

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 1 October 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 1 October 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 +45 62 £325 -7.14% 6
South East -9 8 £368 +38.67% 4
East Midlands +5 2 £450 - 1
Yorkshire 0 1 - - 2
Midlands - - - -
South West - - - -
West Midlands - - - -
East of England - - - - 1
HSRP
UK

HSRP
Top 30 Related IT Skills in England

For the 6 months to 1 October 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 96 (90.57%) Cisco
2 88 (83.02%) Firewall
3 87 (82.08%) OSPF
3 87 (82.08%) BGP
4 70 (66.04%) Cisco Certification
5 57 (53.77%) VPN
5 57 (53.77%) WAN
6 56 (52.83%) TCP/IP
6 56 (52.83%) VRRP
7 48 (45.28%) CheckPoint
8 47 (44.34%) VLAN
9 45 (42.45%) CCNP
9 45 (42.45%) LAN
10 43 (40.57%) Cisco Nexus
11 39 (36.79%) CCIE
11 39 (36.79%) Juniper
12 37 (34.91%) EIGRP
13 36 (33.96%) MPLS
13 36 (33.96%) SNMP
14 34 (32.08%) F5
15 31 (29.25%) Cisco IOS
16 26 (24.53%) Blue Coat
17 25 (23.58%) Network Security
18 23 (21.70%) TACACS
18 23 (21.70%) Ethernet
19 22 (20.75%) CCNA
20 21 (19.81%) IPsec
20 21 (19.81%) Analytical Skills
21 20 (18.87%) Banking
21 20 (18.87%) Snort

HSRP
Top Related IT Skills in England by Category

For the 6 months to 1 October 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 (4.72%) IIS
Applications
1 7 (6.60%) MS Excel
2 4 (3.77%) MS Office
2 4 (3.77%) MS Visio
Business Applications
1 1 (0.94%) Dynamics CRM
Cloud Services
1 1 (0.94%) SaaS
Communications & Networking
1 88 (83.02%) Firewall
2 87 (82.08%) OSPF
2 87 (82.08%) BGP
3 57 (53.77%) VPN
3 57 (53.77%) WAN
4 56 (52.83%) TCP/IP
4 56 (52.83%) VRRP
5 47 (44.34%) VLAN
6 45 (42.45%) LAN
7 43 (40.57%) Cisco Nexus
8 37 (34.91%) EIGRP
9 36 (33.96%) MPLS
9 36 (33.96%) SNMP
10 31 (29.25%) Cisco IOS
11 25 (23.58%) Network Security
12 23 (21.70%) TACACS
12 23 (21.70%) Ethernet
13 21 (19.81%) IPsec
14 19 (17.92%) DMVPN
15 18 (16.98%) Cisco ASA
Database & Business Intelligence
1 4 (3.77%) SQL Server
2 3 (2.83%) SQL Server 2008
3 1 (0.94%) SQL Server 2012
Development Applications
1 4 (3.77%) VSS/SourceSafe
General
1 20 (18.87%) Banking
2 19 (17.92%) Finance
3 11 (10.38%) Telecoms
4 6 (5.66%) Investment Banking
5 5 (4.72%) Spanish Language
6 2 (1.89%) Retail
6 2 (1.89%) Russian Language
7 1 (0.94%) Marketing
7 1 (0.94%) French Language
7 1 (0.94%) Local Government
7 1 (0.94%) Law
Job Titles
1 51 (48.11%) Network Engineer
2 21 (19.81%) Security Engineer
3 19 (17.92%) Network Security Engineer
4 18 (16.98%) Senior Network Engineer
5 15 (14.15%) Architect
6 13 (12.26%) Cisco Engineer
7 11 (10.38%) Consultant
7 11 (10.38%) Solutions Architect
8 10 (9.43%) Network Consultant
8 10 (9.43%) Senior Security Engineer
8 10 (9.43%) Senior Network Security Engineer
9 9 (8.49%) Network Architect
9 9 (8.49%) Analyst
10 7 (6.60%) Cisco Consultant
10 7 (6.60%) Cisco Network Consultant
11 6 (5.66%) Cisco Network Engineer
11 6 (5.66%) Network Analyst
12 5 (4.72%) Cisco Support
12 5 (4.72%) Network Design Architect
12 5 (4.72%) Support Engineer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 12 (11.32%) FIX Protocol
2 1 (0.94%) Middleware
Miscellaneous
1 21 (19.81%) Analytical Skills
2 11 (10.38%) FlexPod
3 6 (5.66%) PKI
4 5 (4.72%) Computer Science
5 4 (3.77%) Open Source
6 3 (2.83%) Management Information System
7 2 (1.89%) e-Health
7 2 (1.89%) SecurID
Operating Systems
1 17 (16.04%) UNIX
2 10 (9.43%) Windows
3 4 (3.77%) Linux
4 3 (2.83%) Windows Server 2008
4 3 (2.83%) Windows Server 2012
4 3 (2.83%) Windows Server 2003
4 3 (2.83%) Windows XP
Processes & Methodologies
1 17 (16.04%) Load Balancing
2 15 (14.15%) Network Management
3 11 (10.38%) Change Management
4 10 (9.43%) Mentoring
5 9 (8.49%) Network Architecture
5 9 (8.49%) Low Latency
6 8 (7.55%) Project Management
6 8 (7.55%) Validation
6 8 (7.55%) Network Design
6 8 (7.55%) ITIL
7 7 (6.60%) Network Monitoring
8 6 (5.66%) WAN Optimisation
9 5 (4.72%) Information Assurance
10 4 (3.77%) Disaster Recovery
10 4 (3.77%) Network Planning
10 4 (3.77%) High Availability
10 4 (3.77%) Kalman Filter
11 3 (2.83%) Market Research
11 3 (2.83%) ISMS
11 3 (2.83%) Network Load Balancing
Programming Languages
1 13 (12.26%) Perl
2 7 (6.60%) R
3 3 (2.83%) SQL
Qualifications
1 70 (66.04%) Cisco Certification
2 45 (42.45%) CCNP
3 39 (36.79%) CCIE
4 22 (20.75%) CCNA
5 10 (9.43%) Security Cleared
6 8 (7.55%) CCSE
6 8 (7.55%) SC Cleared
7 6 (5.66%) Degree
8 4 (3.77%) CISSP
8 4 (3.77%) CCSP
9 3 (2.83%) ITIL Certification
10 2 (1.89%) PRINCE2 Certification
10 2 (1.89%) CCDP
11 1 (0.94%) JNCIA
11 1 (0.94%) JNCIP
11 1 (0.94%) JNCIE
11 1 (0.94%) Check Point Certification
11 1 (0.94%) CCVP
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 5 (4.72%) SLA
2 4 (3.77%) ISO/IEC 27001
3 1 (0.94%) QA
System Software
1 20 (18.87%) Snort
2 8 (7.55%) ProxySG
3 4 (3.77%) Nmap
3 4 (3.77%) VMware Infrastructure
4 1 (0.94%) Hyper-V
4 1 (0.94%) vSphere
Systems Management
1 11 (10.38%) OpenNMS
1 11 (10.38%) RANCID
2 5 (4.72%) CiscoWorks
3 4 (3.77%) Nessus
4 3 (2.83%) Cisco CUCM
4 3 (2.83%) MAILsweeper
5 2 (1.89%) Cisco IPCC
5 2 (1.89%) CA Spectrum
6 1 (0.94%) SolarWinds Orion
6 1 (0.94%) EMC NetWorker
6 1 (0.94%) FortiGate
Vendors
1 96 (90.57%) Cisco
2 48 (45.28%) CheckPoint
3 39 (36.79%) Juniper
4 34 (32.08%) F5
5 26 (24.53%) Blue Coat
6 16 (15.09%) Sourcefire
7 13 (12.26%) Microsoft
8 8 (7.55%) Radware
8 8 (7.55%) Redback
8 8 (7.55%) Nokia
8 8 (7.55%) Huawei
9 6 (5.66%) Ericsson
9 6 (5.66%) HP
9 6 (5.66%) SolarWinds
10 5 (4.72%) Riverbed
11 4 (3.77%) VMware
11 4 (3.77%) Avaya
11 4 (3.77%) Dell
12 3 (2.83%) NETGEAR
12 3 (2.83%) SonicWALL
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