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 29 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
29 Aug 2014
Same period 2013 Same period 2012
Hot Standby Router Protocol (HSRP)
Rank 358 414 391
Rank change year-on-year
+56 -23
Contract jobs citing HSRP 56 17 16
As % of all contract IT jobs located in London 0.23% 0.068% 0.061%
As % of the Communications & Networking category 1.79% 0.56% 0.45%
Number of daily rates quoted 34 13 5
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£325 £300 £388
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+8.33% -22.58%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £275 £277 £345
10% offered a daily rate of more than £425 £350 £455
UK excluding London average daily rate £360 £325 £375
% change year-on-year
+10.76% -13.33%
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
3120 3033 3570
As % of all contract IT jobs located in London 12.82% 12.12% 13.70%
Number of daily rates quoted 1932 1960 2113
Average daily rate £400 £380 £375
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+5.26% +1.33%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £250 £225 £200
10% offered a daily rate of more than £550 £550 £500
UK excluding London average daily rate £338 £325 £330
% change year-on-year
+3.84% -1.51%
Number of hourly rates quoted 91 96 170
Average hourly rate £19.50 £20.00 £20.00
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
-2.50% -
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £14.05 £14.06 £13.50
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £50.00 £48.00 £45.00
UK excluding London average hourly rate £22.50 £23.21 £25.00
% change year-on-year
-3.05% -7.16%

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 29 August 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 29 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
City of London +38 22 £300 -3.61% 3
Canary Wharf - - - -
HSRP
England

HSRP
Top 30 Related IT Skills in London

For the 6 months to 29 August 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 59 (90.77%) Cisco
1 59 (90.77%) Firewall
2 52 (80.00%) BGP
3 49 (75.38%) OSPF
4 43 (66.15%) Cisco Certification
4 43 (66.15%) WAN
5 38 (58.46%) TCP/IP
6 37 (56.92%) VPN
7 36 (55.38%) CheckPoint
7 36 (55.38%) VLAN
8 33 (50.77%) Cisco Nexus
8 33 (50.77%) VRRP
9 32 (49.23%) LAN
10 30 (46.15%) CCNP
11 27 (41.54%) Cisco IOS
12 26 (40.00%) EIGRP
13 25 (38.46%) F5
14 22 (33.85%) Juniper
15 21 (32.31%) Blue Coat
16 20 (30.77%) CCIE
17 19 (29.23%) Network Security
18 16 (24.62%) Snort
18 16 (24.62%) Finance
19 14 (21.54%) Banking
19 14 (21.54%) SNMP
20 13 (20.00%) CCNA
20 13 (20.00%) TACACS
21 12 (18.46%) Sourcefire
21 12 (18.46%) MPLS
21 12 (18.46%) DMVPN

HSRP
Top Related IT Skills in London by Category

For the 6 months to 29 August 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 2 (3.08%) IIS
Applications
1 4 (6.15%) MS Office
1 4 (6.15%) MS Excel
1 4 (6.15%) MS Visio
Cloud Services
1 1 (1.54%) SaaS
Communications & Networking
1 59 (90.77%) Firewall
2 52 (80.00%) BGP
3 49 (75.38%) OSPF
4 43 (66.15%) WAN
5 38 (58.46%) TCP/IP
6 37 (56.92%) VPN
7 36 (55.38%) VLAN
8 33 (50.77%) Cisco Nexus
8 33 (50.77%) VRRP
9 32 (49.23%) LAN
10 27 (41.54%) Cisco IOS
11 26 (40.00%) EIGRP
12 19 (29.23%) Network Security
13 14 (21.54%) SNMP
14 13 (20.00%) TACACS
15 12 (18.46%) MPLS
15 12 (18.46%) DMVPN
16 10 (15.38%) Cisco ASA
16 10 (15.38%) DNS
17 9 (13.85%) Wireshark
Database & Business Intelligence
1 1 (1.54%) SQL Server
1 1 (1.54%) SQL Server 2008
Development Applications
1 3 (4.62%) VSS/SourceSafe
General
1 16 (24.62%) Finance
2 14 (21.54%) Banking
3 5 (7.69%) Investment Banking
3 5 (7.69%) Spanish Language
4 1 (1.54%) Retail
4 1 (1.54%) Telecoms
Job Titles
1 40 (61.54%) Network Engineer
2 16 (24.62%) Security Engineer
3 14 (21.54%) Senior Network Engineer
3 14 (21.54%) Network Security Engineer
4 9 (13.85%) Cisco Engineer
5 6 (9.23%) Senior Network Security Engineer
5 6 (9.23%) Senior Security Engineer
6 4 (6.15%) Consultant
6 4 (6.15%) Analyst
6 4 (6.15%) Network Consultant
7 3 (4.62%) Systems Analyst
7 3 (4.62%) Architect
7 3 (4.62%) Support Engineer
7 3 (4.62%) Network Support
7 3 (4.62%) Cisco Network Engineer
7 3 (4.62%) Network Architect
7 3 (4.62%) Communications Engineer
7 3 (4.62%) Systems Designer
7 3 (4.62%) Solutions Architect
7 3 (4.62%) Cisco Network Consultant
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 6 (9.23%) FIX Protocol
Miscellaneous
1 5 (7.69%) PKI
1 5 (7.69%) Computer Science
1 5 (7.69%) FlexPod
2 4 (6.15%) Open Source
3 2 (3.08%) Management Information System
4 1 (1.54%) e-Health
4 1 (1.54%) SecurID
4 1 (1.54%) NHS
Operating Systems
1 10 (15.38%) UNIX
2 7 (10.77%) Windows
3 3 (4.62%) Linux
4 2 (3.08%) Windows XP
4 2 (3.08%) Windows Server 2012
5 1 (1.54%) Windows Server 2003
5 1 (1.54%) Windows Server 2008
Processes & Methodologies
1 9 (13.85%) Low Latency
2 8 (12.31%) Change Management
3 7 (10.77%) Load Balancing
4 5 (7.69%) Network Monitoring
4 5 (7.69%) WAN Optimisation
4 5 (7.69%) Information Assurance
5 4 (6.15%) Project Management
5 4 (6.15%) Network Design
5 4 (6.15%) Disaster Recovery
5 4 (6.15%) ITIL
6 3 (4.62%) Network Load Balancing
6 3 (4.62%) ISMS
6 3 (4.62%) High Availability
6 3 (4.62%) Root Cause Analysis
7 2 (3.08%) Kalman Filter
7 2 (3.08%) Problem Management
7 2 (3.08%) Knowledge Management
7 2 (3.08%) Network Planning
8 1 (1.54%) Supplier Management
8 1 (1.54%) Service Delivery
Programming Languages
1 6 (9.23%) Perl
2 3 (4.62%) R
3 1 (1.54%) SQL
Qualifications
1 43 (66.15%) Cisco Certification
2 30 (46.15%) CCNP
3 20 (30.77%) CCIE
4 13 (20.00%) CCNA
5 8 (12.31%) CCSE
6 6 (9.23%) Degree
6 6 (9.23%) Security Cleared
7 5 (7.69%) SC Cleared
8 4 (6.15%) CISSP
8 4 (6.15%) CCSP
9 3 (4.62%) CCVP
10 1 (1.54%) PRINCE2 Certification
10 1 (1.54%) Check Point Certification
10 1 (1.54%) ITIL Certification
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 4 (6.15%) SLA
2 2 (3.08%) ISO/IEC 27001
3 1 (1.54%) QA
System Software
1 16 (24.62%) Snort
2 4 (6.15%) Nmap
2 4 (6.15%) ProxySG
3 2 (3.08%) VMware Infrastructure
4 1 (1.54%) Hyper-V
4 1 (1.54%) vSphere
Systems Management
1 5 (7.69%) OpenNMS
1 5 (7.69%) RANCID
2 4 (6.15%) Nessus
2 4 (6.15%) Cisco CUCM
2 4 (6.15%) CiscoWorks
3 1 (1.54%) Cisco IPCC
3 1 (1.54%) SolarWinds Orion
3 1 (1.54%) FortiGate
3 1 (1.54%) CA Spectrum
Vendors
1 59 (90.77%) Cisco
2 36 (55.38%) CheckPoint
3 25 (38.46%) F5
4 22 (33.85%) Juniper
5 21 (32.31%) Blue Coat
6 12 (18.46%) Sourcefire
7 8 (12.31%) Microsoft
8 4 (6.15%) HP
8 4 (6.15%) SolarWinds
9 3 (4.62%) Riverbed
9 3 (4.62%) Citrix
9 3 (4.62%) Speakerbus
10 2 (3.08%) Siemens
10 2 (3.08%) VMware
10 2 (3.08%) Avaya
11 1 (1.54%) CA
11 1 (1.54%) NetApp
11 1 (1.54%) Dell
11 1 (1.54%) Nortel
11 1 (1.54%) Symantec
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