The table below looks at the statistics for HSRP skills in IT contracts advertised for the London 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 352 397 405
Rank change year-on-year
+45 +8
Contract jobs citing HSRP 62 26 16
As % of all contract IT jobs located in London 0.26% 0.10% 0.062%
As % of the Communications & Networking category 1.99% 0.84% 0.45%
Number of daily rates quoted 41 17 5
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Average daily rate % change year-on-year
-7.14% -6.66%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £295 £293 £250
10% offered a daily rate of more than £425 £562 £455
UK excluding London average daily rate £368 £300 £350
% change year-on-year
+22.50% -14.28%
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 0 0
Average hourly rate - - -
UK excluding London average hourly rate £26.00 £17.00 -
% change year-on-year
+52.94% -
HSRP
England

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

Communications & Networking Category
London
Contract IT job ads with a match in the
Communications & Networking category
3117 3088 3519
As % of all contract IT jobs located in London 12.86% 12.24% 13.72%
Number of daily rates quoted 2017 2026 2169
Average daily rate £400 £393 £385
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+1.91% +1.94%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £248 £235 £213
10% offered a daily rate of more than £525 £570 £500
UK excluding London average daily rate £347 £325 £338
% change year-on-year
+6.91% -3.70%
Number of hourly rates quoted 86 85 168
Average hourly rate £23.00 £20.00 £18.50
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
+15.00% +8.10%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £14.50 £13.50 £13.50
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £45.00 £48.00 £45.90
UK excluding London average hourly rate £24.50 £22.50 £22.50
% change year-on-year
+8.88% -

HSRP
Jobs Demand Trend in London

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

HSRP Jobs Demand Trend in London

HSRP
Daily Rate Trend in London

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

HSRP Daily Rate Trend in London

HSRP
Daily Rate Histogram in London

This chart provides a histogram of daily rates quoted in contract IT jobs citing HSRP across the London region over the 3 months to 1 October 2014.

HSRP Daily Rate Histogram in London

HSRP
Hourly Rate Trend in London

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

HSRP Hourly Rate Trend in London

HSRP
Contract Job Locations in London

The table below looks at the demand and provides a guide to the average contractor rates quoted in IT jobs citing HSRP within the London 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
City of London +48 21 £300 -3.61% 4
Uxbridge - - - -
HSRP
England

HSRP
Top 30 Related IT Skills in London

For the 6 months to 1 October 2014, IT contractor jobs across the 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 73 (92.41%) Cisco
2 71 (89.87%) Firewall
3 64 (81.01%) BGP
4 63 (79.75%) OSPF
5 52 (65.82%) Cisco Certification
6 47 (59.49%) TCP/IP
7 45 (56.96%) WAN
8 44 (55.70%) VPN
9 43 (54.43%) VRRP
10 41 (51.90%) VLAN
11 40 (50.63%) Cisco Nexus
12 38 (48.10%) CheckPoint
13 37 (46.84%) CCNP
14 34 (43.04%) LAN
15 33 (41.77%) EIGRP
16 29 (36.71%) CCIE
17 28 (35.44%) F5
18 27 (34.18%) Cisco IOS
19 26 (32.91%) Juniper
20 22 (27.85%) Blue Coat
21 21 (26.58%) TACACS
21 21 (26.58%) SNMP
21 21 (26.58%) Network Security
22 19 (24.05%) DMVPN
23 18 (22.78%) Finance
23 18 (22.78%) Banking
24 17 (21.52%) Snort
25 16 (20.25%) UNIX
26 15 (18.99%) PPP
26 15 (18.99%) CCNA

HSRP
Top Related IT Skills in London by Category

For the 6 months to 1 October 2014, IT contractor jobs across the 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.

Application Platforms
1 4 (5.06%) IIS
Applications
1 4 (5.06%) MS Office
1 4 (5.06%) MS Excel
1 4 (5.06%) MS Visio
Cloud Services
1 1 (1.27%) SaaS
Communications & Networking
1 71 (89.87%) Firewall
2 64 (81.01%) BGP
3 63 (79.75%) OSPF
4 47 (59.49%) TCP/IP
5 45 (56.96%) WAN
6 44 (55.70%) VPN
7 43 (54.43%) VRRP
8 41 (51.90%) VLAN
9 40 (50.63%) Cisco Nexus
10 34 (43.04%) LAN
11 33 (41.77%) EIGRP
12 27 (34.18%) Cisco IOS
13 21 (26.58%) TACACS
13 21 (26.58%) SNMP
13 21 (26.58%) Network Security
14 19 (24.05%) DMVPN
15 15 (18.99%) PPP
15 15 (18.99%) MPLS
16 13 (16.46%) DNS
17 9 (11.39%) Multicast
Database & Business Intelligence
1 3 (3.80%) SQL Server 2008
1 3 (3.80%) SQL Server
Development Applications
1 4 (5.06%) VSS/SourceSafe
General
1 18 (22.78%) Finance
1 18 (22.78%) Banking
2 6 (7.59%) Investment Banking
3 5 (6.33%) Spanish Language
4 2 (2.53%) Russian Language
5 1 (1.27%) Law
5 1 (1.27%) Telecoms
5 1 (1.27%) Retail
Job Titles
1 43 (54.43%) Network Engineer
2 17 (21.52%) Security Engineer
3 15 (18.99%) Senior Network Engineer
3 15 (18.99%) Network Security Engineer
4 10 (12.66%) Network Consultant
4 10 (12.66%) Consultant
4 10 (12.66%) Cisco Engineer
5 7 (8.86%) Cisco Network Consultant
5 7 (8.86%) Senior Network Security Engineer
5 7 (8.86%) Cisco Consultant
5 7 (8.86%) Senior Security Engineer
6 6 (7.59%) Analyst
7 5 (6.33%) Network Design Architect
7 5 (6.33%) Architect
7 5 (6.33%) Support Engineer
7 5 (6.33%) Network Architect
7 5 (6.33%) Solutions Architect
8 4 (5.06%) Cisco Support
8 4 (5.06%) Cisco Support Engineer
9 3 (3.80%) Designer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 12 (15.19%) FIX Protocol
Miscellaneous
1 15 (18.99%) Analytical Skills
2 11 (13.92%) FlexPod
3 5 (6.33%) Computer Science
3 5 (6.33%) PKI
4 4 (5.06%) Open Source
5 2 (2.53%) e-Health
5 2 (2.53%) SecurID
5 2 (2.53%) Management Information System
Operating Systems
1 16 (20.25%) UNIX
2 10 (12.66%) Windows
3 3 (3.80%) Windows Server 2012
3 3 (3.80%) Windows Server 2008
3 3 (3.80%) Linux
3 3 (3.80%) Windows XP
3 3 (3.80%) Windows Server 2003
Processes & Methodologies
1 11 (13.92%) Change Management
2 10 (12.66%) Mentoring
3 9 (11.39%) Low Latency
4 7 (8.86%) Load Balancing
4 7 (8.86%) ITIL
4 7 (8.86%) Project Management
5 6 (7.59%) Network Design
5 6 (7.59%) WAN Optimisation
5 6 (7.59%) Network Monitoring
6 5 (6.33%) Information Assurance
7 4 (5.06%) Network Planning
7 4 (5.06%) Disaster Recovery
8 3 (3.80%) High Availability
8 3 (3.80%) Market Research
8 3 (3.80%) ISMS
8 3 (3.80%) Network Load Balancing
8 3 (3.80%) Configuration Management
9 2 (2.53%) PRINCE2
9 2 (2.53%) Knowledge Management
9 2 (2.53%) Problem Management
Programming Languages
1 13 (16.46%) Perl
2 7 (8.86%) R
3 3 (3.80%) SQL
Qualifications
1 52 (65.82%) Cisco Certification
2 37 (46.84%) CCNP
3 29 (36.71%) CCIE
4 15 (18.99%) CCNA
5 8 (10.13%) CCSE
6 6 (7.59%) Degree
6 6 (7.59%) Security Cleared
7 5 (6.33%) SC Cleared
8 4 (5.06%) CCSP
8 4 (5.06%) CISSP
9 2 (2.53%) PRINCE2 Certification
9 2 (2.53%) ITIL Certification
10 1 (1.27%) CCVP
10 1 (1.27%) Check Point Certification
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 5 (6.33%) SLA
2 4 (5.06%) ISO/IEC 27001
3 1 (1.27%) QA
System Software
1 17 (21.52%) Snort
2 5 (6.33%) ProxySG
3 4 (5.06%) Nmap
3 4 (5.06%) VMware Infrastructure
4 1 (1.27%) vSphere
4 1 (1.27%) Hyper-V
Systems Management
1 11 (13.92%) OpenNMS
1 11 (13.92%) RANCID
2 5 (6.33%) CiscoWorks
3 4 (5.06%) Nessus
4 2 (2.53%) Cisco CUCM
4 2 (2.53%) CA Spectrum
5 1 (1.27%) FortiGate
5 1 (1.27%) SolarWinds Orion
5 1 (1.27%) Cisco IPCC
Vendors
1 73 (92.41%) Cisco
2 38 (48.10%) CheckPoint
3 28 (35.44%) F5
4 26 (32.91%) Juniper
5 22 (27.85%) Blue Coat
6 13 (16.46%) Sourcefire
7 9 (11.39%) Microsoft
8 6 (7.59%) HP
9 5 (6.33%) Riverbed
9 5 (6.33%) SolarWinds
10 4 (5.06%) Dell
10 4 (5.06%) VMware
11 3 (3.80%) NETGEAR
11 3 (3.80%) SonicWALL
11 3 (3.80%) Citrix
12 2 (2.53%) CA
12 2 (2.53%) Siemens
13 1 (1.27%) 3PAR
13 1 (1.27%) Tufin
13 1 (1.27%) Meraki
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