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 17 December 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
17 Dec 2014
Same period 2013 Same period 2012
Hot Standby Router Protocol (HSRP)
Rank 504 519 524
Rank change year-on-year
+15 +5
Contract jobs citing HSRP 84 51 38
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the UK 0.15% 0.099% 0.076%
As % of the Communications & Networking category 1.05% 0.73% 0.48%
Number of daily rates quoted 57 31 18
Average daily rate
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Average daily rate % change year-on-year
-16.66% +16.27%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £250 £252 £235
10% offered a daily rate of more than £425 £538 £445
UK excluding London average daily rate £331 £369 £323
% change year-on-year
-10.16% +14.34%
Number of hourly rates quoted 3 0 0
Average hourly rate £30.00 - -
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
8001 6942 7932
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the UK 14.43% 13.43% 15.87%
Number of daily rates quoted 4556 3776 3852
Average daily rate £363 £375 £350
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
-3.33% +7.14%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £215 £220 £210
10% offered a daily rate of more than £500 £525 £500
UK excluding London average daily rate £350 £340 £325
% change year-on-year
+2.94% +4.61%
Number of hourly rates quoted 429 423 676
Average hourly rate £22.50 £20.00 £21.00
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
+12.50% -4.76%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £12.62 £12.00 £12.50
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £40.00 £40.00 £46.50
UK excluding London average hourly rate £23.13 £20.50 £21.00
% change year-on-year
+12.80% -2.38%

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 17 December 2014.

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 17 December 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
England +14 81 £313 -13.79% 20
London +40 56 £310 -17.46% 7
City of London +30 20 £300 - 5
South East -28 14 £325 +6.99% 7
Surrey +3 9 £325 - 1
Manchester - 7 - - 3
North West - 7 - - 3
East Midlands +4 2 £450 +80.00%
West Yorkshire - 2 £313 -
Yorkshire - 2 £313 - 1
Leeds - 2 £313 -
Nottinghamshire - 2 £450 -
East Sussex - 2 £400 -
Woking - 1 £300 -
Bexhill-On-Sea - 1 - -
Nottingham - 1 £450 -
Portsmouth - - - -
Reading - - - - 2
Slough - - - -
Southampton - - - -
Staines - - - -
Studley - - - -
Thame - - - -
Uxbridge - - - -
Watford - - - - 1
Welwyn Garden City - - - -
Winchester - - - -
Birmingham - - - -
Bradford - - - -
Cardiff - - - -

HSRP
Top 30 Related IT Skills

For the 6 months to 17 December 2014, 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.

1 134 (84.28%) Cisco
2 133 (83.65%) OSPF
3 125 (78.62%) BGP
4 124 (77.99%) Firewall
5 99 (62.26%) Cisco Certification
6 85 (53.46%) TCP/IP
6 85 (53.46%) VPN
7 78 (49.06%) WAN
8 75 (47.17%) CCNP
9 71 (44.65%) VRRP
10 69 (43.40%) MPLS
10 69 (43.40%) VLAN
11 64 (40.25%) CheckPoint
12 58 (36.48%) CCIE
12 58 (36.48%) LAN
13 57 (35.85%) EIGRP
14 52 (32.70%) Juniper
15 51 (32.08%) Cisco Nexus
16 49 (30.82%) F5
17 48 (30.19%) DNS
18 41 (25.79%) TACACS
19 39 (24.53%) Windows
20 38 (23.90%) CCNA
20 38 (23.90%) DMVPN
21 36 (22.64%) SNMP
22 35 (22.01%) IPsec
23 34 (21.38%) Cisco IOS
24 31 (19.50%) Blue Coat
24 31 (19.50%) UNIX
25 30 (18.87%) Banking

HSRP
Top Related IT Skills by Category

For the 6 months to 17 December 2014, 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 11 (6.92%) MS Visio
1 11 (6.92%) MS Office
1 11 (6.92%) MS Excel
Business Applications
1 1 (0.63%) Dynamics CRM
Cloud Services
1 1 (0.63%) SaaS
1 1 (0.63%) Microsoft Azure
1 1 (0.63%) Amazon AWS
1 1 (0.63%) IaaS
Communications & Networking
1 133 (83.65%) OSPF
2 125 (78.62%) BGP
3 124 (77.99%) Firewall
4 85 (53.46%) TCP/IP
4 85 (53.46%) VPN
5 78 (49.06%) WAN
6 71 (44.65%) VRRP
7 69 (43.40%) MPLS
7 69 (43.40%) VLAN
8 58 (36.48%) LAN
9 57 (35.85%) EIGRP
10 51 (32.08%) Cisco Nexus
11 48 (30.19%) DNS
12 41 (25.79%) TACACS
13 38 (23.90%) DMVPN
14 36 (22.64%) SNMP
15 35 (22.01%) IPsec
16 34 (21.38%) Cisco IOS
17 27 (16.98%) Ethernet
18 26 (16.35%) Network Security
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 6 (3.77%) VSS/SourceSafe
General
1 30 (18.87%) Banking
2 21 (13.21%) Telecoms
3 19 (11.95%) Finance
4 6 (3.77%) Investment Banking
5 5 (3.14%) Spanish Language
6 4 (2.52%) Back Office
7 2 (1.26%) Russian Language
7 2 (1.26%) Retail
7 2 (1.26%) Manufacturing
8 1 (0.63%) Law
8 1 (0.63%) Marketing
8 1 (0.63%) French Language
8 1 (0.63%) Local Government
Job Titles
1 70 (44.03%) Network Engineer
2 24 (15.09%) Security Engineer
2 24 (15.09%) Cisco Engineer
3 23 (14.47%) Network Support
4 18 (11.32%) Network Security Engineer
5 16 (10.06%) Support Engineer
5 16 (10.06%) Senior Network Engineer
6 15 (9.43%) Cisco Support
7 14 (8.81%) IP Engineer
7 14 (8.81%) Architect
8 13 (8.18%) Consultant
9 12 (7.55%) Cisco Support Engineer
9 12 (7.55%) Network Consultant
10 10 (6.29%) Network Architect
10 10 (6.29%) Analyst
11 9 (5.66%) Solutions Architect
11 9 (5.66%) Cisco Network Engineer
11 9 (5.66%) Senior Security Engineer
11 9 (5.66%) Senior Network Security Engineer
12 8 (5.03%) Operations Engineer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 1 (0.63%) Middleware
1 1 (0.63%) Web Services
Miscellaneous
1 29 (18.24%) Analytical Skills
2 19 (11.95%) FlexPod
3 17 (10.69%) PKI
4 7 (4.40%) Computer Science
5 5 (3.14%) Management Information System
6 4 (2.52%) Open Source
7 2 (1.26%) SecurID
7 2 (1.26%) e-Health
8 1 (0.63%) User Experience
Operating Systems
1 39 (24.53%) Windows
2 31 (19.50%) UNIX
3 27 (16.98%) Linux
4 8 (5.03%) Windows Server 2012
4 8 (5.03%) Windows XP
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 28 (17.61%) Change Management
2 26 (16.35%) ITIL
3 25 (15.72%) Network Monitoring
4 18 (11.32%) Load Balancing
5 14 (8.81%) Network Design
5 14 (8.81%) WAN Optimisation
6 13 (8.18%) Information Assurance
7 11 (6.92%) High Availability
7 11 (6.92%) ISMS
7 11 (6.92%) Network Load Balancing
8 10 (6.29%) Migration
9 9 (5.66%) Project Management
9 9 (5.66%) Mentoring
9 9 (5.66%) Low Latency
10 8 (5.03%) Network Architecture
10 8 (5.03%) Configuration Management
10 8 (5.03%) Validation
11 6 (3.77%) Network Management
11 6 (3.77%) Enterprise Architecture
11 6 (3.77%) Disaster Recovery
Programming Languages
1 22 (13.84%) Perl
2 7 (4.40%) R
3 3 (1.89%) SQL
Qualifications
1 99 (62.26%) Cisco Certification
2 75 (47.17%) CCNP
3 58 (36.48%) CCIE
4 38 (23.90%) CCNA
5 10 (6.29%) CCSE
5 10 (6.29%) CCIP
6 8 (5.03%) Security Cleared
6 8 (5.03%) JNCIA
7 7 (4.40%) CCDP
7 7 (4.40%) JNCIP
7 7 (4.40%) Degree
8 6 (3.77%) SC Cleared
8 6 (3.77%) CISSP
9 4 (2.52%) CCSP
10 3 (1.89%) ITIL Certification
10 3 (1.89%) DV Cleared
11 2 (1.26%) VCAP
11 2 (1.26%) VCP5
11 2 (1.26%) VMware Certified Professional (VCP)
11 2 (1.26%) Microsoft Certification
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 11 (6.92%) SLA
2 4 (2.52%) ISO/IEC 27001
3 1 (0.63%) QA
System Software
1 18 (11.32%) Snort
2 11 (6.92%) VMware Infrastructure
3 8 (5.03%) ProxySG
4 7 (4.40%) Active Directory
5 4 (2.52%) Hyper-V
5 4 (2.52%) Nmap
6 2 (1.26%) Terminal Services
Systems Management
1 19 (11.95%) OpenNMS
1 19 (11.95%) RANCID
2 5 (3.14%) CiscoWorks
3 4 (2.52%) Nessus
4 3 (1.89%) SCOM
5 2 (1.26%) CA Spectrum
5 2 (1.26%) SCCM
5 2 (1.26%) Cisco CUCM
5 2 (1.26%) Cisco IPCC
6 1 (0.63%) Cacti
6 1 (0.63%) SolarWinds Orion
6 1 (0.63%) EMC NetWorker
6 1 (0.63%) Cisco Prime
6 1 (0.63%) FortiGate
Vendors
1 134 (84.28%) Cisco
2 64 (40.25%) CheckPoint
3 52 (32.70%) Juniper
4 49 (30.82%) F5
5 31 (19.50%) Blue Coat
6 22 (13.84%) Microsoft
7 14 (8.81%) Sourcefire
7 14 (8.81%) Riverbed
8 13 (8.18%) VMware
9 9 (5.66%) HP
9 9 (5.66%) SolarWinds
10 7 (4.40%) BT
11 5 (3.14%) Nokia
11 5 (3.14%) Radware
11 5 (3.14%) Huawei
11 5 (3.14%) Redback
12 4 (2.52%) Dell
12 4 (2.52%) Siemens
13 3 (1.89%) Citrix
13 3 (1.89%) Ericsson