The table below looks at the statistics for HSRP skills in IT contracts advertised across the UK. Included is a guide to the average contractor rates offered in IT contracts that have cited HSRP over the 3 months to 30 January 2015 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
30 Jan 2015
Same period 2014 Same period 2013
Hot Standby Router Protocol (HSRP)
Rank 520 508 507
Rank change year-on-year
-12 -1
Contract jobs citing HSRP 63 45 32
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the UK 0.12% 0.093% 0.072%
As % of the Communications & Networking category 0.85% 0.71% 0.46%
Number of daily rates quoted 33 26 19
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£300 £375 £300
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
-20.00% +25.00%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £250 £290 £240
10% offered a daily rate of more than £445 £525 £660
UK excluding London average daily rate £325 £438 £300
% change year-on-year
-25.71% +45.83%
Number of hourly rates quoted 4 1 0
Average hourly rate £30.00 £27.50 -
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
+9.09% -
UK excluding London average hourly rate £30.00 - -

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

Communications & Networking Category
UK
Contract IT job ads with a match in the
Communications & Networking category
7445 6341 6980
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the UK 14.59% 13.17% 15.64%
Number of daily rates quoted 4177 3362 3334
Average daily rate £375 £375 £350
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
- +7.14%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £220 £225 £200
10% offered a daily rate of more than £500 £525 £500
UK excluding London average daily rate £350 £350 £325
% change year-on-year
- +7.69%
Number of hourly rates quoted 405 371 626
Average hourly rate £23.50 £18.70 £22.50
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
+25.66% -16.88%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £13.00 £11.50 £12.00
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £40.00 £43.00 £45.00
UK excluding London average hourly rate £25.00 £20.00 £22.50
% change year-on-year
+25.00% -11.11%

HSRP
Jobs Demand Trend

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

HSRP Jobs Demand Trend in the UK

HSRP
Daily Rate Trend

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

HSRP Daily Rate Trend in the UK

HSRP
Daily Rate Histogram

This chart provides a histogram of daily rates quoted in contract IT jobs citing HSRP within the UK over the 3 months to 30 January 2015.

HSRP Daily Rate Histogram in the UK

HSRP
Hourly Rate Trend

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

HSRP Hourly Rate Trend in the UK

HSRP
Top 30 Contract Locations

The table below looks at the demand and provides a guide to the average contractor rates quoted in IT jobs citing HSRP within the UK over the 3 months to 30 January 2015. 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
England +5 60 £300 -17.24% 22
London -3 27 £300 -20.00% 11
South East +5 17 £325 -7.14% 7
North West - 14 - - 2
Manchester - 13 - - 2
City of London +11 12 £300 -17.24% 6
Surrey +6 11 £293 - 3
Berkshire -2 2 £425 +39.91% 2
West Yorkshire -6 2 £313 - 1
Yorkshire -7 2 £313 - 1
Leeds -12 2 £313 - 1
Woking - 1 £300 -
East Sussex - 1 £400 -
Hampshire - - - - 2
Hertfordshire - - - -
North Yorkshire - - - -
Nottinghamshire - - - -
Oxfordshire - - - -
Bedfordshire - - - -
Luton - - - -
Maidenhead - - - - 1
East Midlands - - - -
Cambridgeshire - - - -
Warwickshire - - - -
Nottingham - - - -
Portsmouth - - - - 1
Reading - - - - 1
Slough - - - -
Southampton - - - -
Staines - - - - 2

HSRP
Top 30 Related IT Skills

For the 6 months to 30 January 2015, IT contractor jobs within the UK 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.

1 137 (86.16%) OSPF
2 136 (85.53%) Cisco
3 127 (79.87%) BGP
4 115 (72.33%) Firewall
5 103 (64.78%) Cisco Certification
6 81 (50.94%) CCNP
7 79 (49.69%) VPN
7 79 (49.69%) MPLS
8 74 (46.54%) VRRP
9 72 (45.28%) TCP/IP
10 67 (42.14%) WAN
11 63 (39.62%) CCIE
12 57 (35.85%) EIGRP
12 57 (35.85%) Juniper
12 57 (35.85%) VLAN
13 54 (33.96%) LAN
14 52 (32.70%) CheckPoint
15 48 (30.19%) F5
16 46 (28.93%) DNS
16 46 (28.93%) Cisco Nexus
17 44 (27.67%) CCNA
18 39 (24.53%) Windows
18 39 (24.53%) TACACS
19 38 (23.90%) SNMP
20 37 (23.27%) IPsec
21 36 (22.64%) UNIX
22 34 (21.38%) Cisco IOS
22 34 (21.38%) DMVPN
23 32 (20.13%) Ethernet
23 32 (20.13%) Telecoms

HSRP
Top Related IT Skills by Category

For the 6 months to 30 January 2015, IT contractor jobs within the UK 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 (3.14%) IIS
2 2 (1.26%) MS Exchange
3 1 (0.63%) SharePoint
Applications
1 7 (4.40%) MS Office
1 7 (4.40%) MS Visio
1 7 (4.40%) MS Excel
Business Applications
1 1 (0.63%) Dynamics CRM
Cloud Services
1 2 (1.26%) Microsoft Azure
1 2 (1.26%) Amazon AWS
2 1 (0.63%) IaaS
2 1 (0.63%) SaaS
Communications & Networking
1 137 (86.16%) OSPF
2 127 (79.87%) BGP
3 115 (72.33%) Firewall
4 79 (49.69%) VPN
4 79 (49.69%) MPLS
5 74 (46.54%) VRRP
6 72 (45.28%) TCP/IP
7 67 (42.14%) WAN
8 57 (35.85%) EIGRP
8 57 (35.85%) VLAN
9 54 (33.96%) LAN
10 46 (28.93%) DNS
10 46 (28.93%) Cisco Nexus
11 39 (24.53%) TACACS
12 38 (23.90%) SNMP
13 37 (23.27%) IPsec
14 34 (21.38%) Cisco IOS
14 34 (21.38%) DMVPN
15 32 (20.13%) Ethernet
16 28 (17.61%) Cisco ASA
Database & Business Intelligence
1 6 (3.77%) SQL Server
2 5 (3.14%) SQL Server 2008
3 3 (1.89%) SQL Server 2012
Development Applications
1 4 (2.52%) VSS/SourceSafe
General
1 32 (20.13%) Telecoms
2 25 (15.72%) Banking
3 15 (9.43%) Finance
4 8 (5.03%) Back Office
5 5 (3.14%) Spanish Language
6 4 (2.52%) Investment Banking
7 2 (1.26%) Russian Language
7 2 (1.26%) Manufacturing
8 1 (0.63%) Law
8 1 (0.63%) Local Government
8 1 (0.63%) French Language
8 1 (0.63%) Retail
Job Titles
1 68 (42.77%) Network Engineer
2 24 (15.09%) Security Engineer
2 24 (15.09%) IP Engineer
3 22 (13.84%) Cisco Engineer
4 21 (13.21%) Network Support
5 16 (10.06%) Support Engineer
5 16 (10.06%) Senior Network Engineer
6 15 (9.43%) Network Security Engineer
6 15 (9.43%) Cisco Support
6 15 (9.43%) Implementation Engineer
7 14 (8.81%) Operations Engineer
7 14 (8.81%) Consultant
8 13 (8.18%) Network Consultant
8 13 (8.18%) Architect
9 12 (7.55%) Cisco Support Engineer
10 9 (5.66%) Network Architect
10 9 (5.66%) Cisco Network Engineer
11 8 (5.03%) Senior Security Engineer
11 8 (5.03%) Senior Network Security Engineer
11 8 (5.03%) Solutions Architect
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 2 (1.26%) Web Services
2 1 (0.63%) Middleware
Miscellaneous
1 25 (15.72%) Analytical Skills
2 19 (11.95%) FlexPod
3 12 (7.55%) PKI
4 9 (5.66%) Computer Science
5 5 (3.14%) Management Information System
6 4 (2.52%) Open Source
7 1 (0.63%) User Experience
7 1 (0.63%) SecurID
7 1 (0.63%) e-Health
Operating Systems
1 39 (24.53%) Windows
2 36 (22.64%) UNIX
3 29 (18.24%) Linux
4 7 (4.40%) Windows XP
4 7 (4.40%) Windows Server 2012
5 3 (1.89%) Windows Server 2003
5 3 (1.89%) Windows Server 2008
6 2 (1.26%) Mac OS
7 1 (0.63%) Windows 8
Processes & Methodologies
1 27 (16.98%) ITIL
2 23 (14.47%) Change Management
3 20 (12.58%) Network Monitoring
4 19 (11.95%) Load Balancing
5 15 (9.43%) Network Design
6 11 (6.92%) Migration
6 11 (6.92%) Configuration Management
7 10 (6.29%) Network Architecture
7 10 (6.29%) WAN Optimisation
8 9 (5.66%) Mentoring
9 8 (5.03%) Incident Management
10 7 (4.40%) Project Management
10 7 (4.40%) Validation
10 7 (4.40%) Information Assurance
10 7 (4.40%) ISMS
10 7 (4.40%) Network Management
10 7 (4.40%) High Availability
10 7 (4.40%) Continuous Improvement
10 7 (4.40%) Enterprise Architecture
10 7 (4.40%) Network Load Balancing
Programming Languages
1 22 (13.84%) Perl
2 7 (4.40%) R
3 3 (1.89%) SQL
Qualifications
1 103 (64.78%) Cisco Certification
2 81 (50.94%) CCNP
3 63 (39.62%) CCIE
4 44 (27.67%) CCNA
5 16 (10.06%) CCIP
6 14 (8.81%) JNCIA
6 14 (8.81%) JNCIP
7 8 (5.03%) CCSE
8 7 (4.40%) CCDP
8 7 (4.40%) Degree
9 6 (3.77%) CISSP
10 4 (2.52%) Security Cleared
10 4 (2.52%) HNC
10 4 (2.52%) HND
10 4 (2.52%) CCSP
11 3 (1.89%) DV Cleared
12 2 (1.26%) VMware Certified Professional (VCP)
12 2 (1.26%) SC Cleared
12 2 (1.26%) VCP5
12 2 (1.26%) VCAP
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 10 (6.29%) SLA
2 3 (1.89%) ISO/IEC 27001
System Software
1 14 (8.81%) VMware Infrastructure
2 13 (8.18%) Snort
3 10 (6.29%) Active Directory
4 7 (4.40%) ProxySG
5 5 (3.14%) Hyper-V
6 4 (2.52%) Nmap
7 2 (1.26%) Terminal Services
8 1 (0.63%) vSphere
8 1 (0.63%) XenApp
8 1 (0.63%) VMware ESX
Systems Management
1 19 (11.95%) RANCID
1 19 (11.95%) OpenNMS
2 4 (2.52%) Nessus
2 4 (2.52%) SCOM
3 2 (1.26%) SolarWinds Orion
3 2 (1.26%) SCCM
3 2 (1.26%) Cisco CUCM
3 2 (1.26%) Cisco IPCC
3 2 (1.26%) CiscoWorks
4 1 (0.63%) Cisco Prime
4 1 (0.63%) CA Spectrum
4 1 (0.63%) EMC NetWorker
4 1 (0.63%) Cacti
Vendors
1 136 (85.53%) Cisco
2 57 (35.85%) Juniper
3 52 (32.70%) CheckPoint
4 48 (30.19%) F5
5 21 (13.21%) Blue Coat
6 19 (11.95%) VMware
7 16 (10.06%) Microsoft
8 13 (8.18%) BT
8 13 (8.18%) Riverbed
9 10 (6.29%) HP
10 9 (5.66%) Sourcefire
11 8 (5.03%) SolarWinds
12 6 (3.77%) Fortinet
12 6 (3.77%) Huawei
13 5 (3.14%) Ericsson
13 5 (3.14%) Nokia
13 5 (3.14%) Radware
13 5 (3.14%) Redback
14 4 (2.52%) Dell
15 3 (1.89%) Siemens