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 8 February 2016 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
8 Feb 2016
Same period 2015 Same period 2014
Hot Standby Router Protocol (HSRP)
Rank 564 544 538
Rank change year-on-year
-20 -6
Contract jobs citing HSRP 64 65 44
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the UK 0.12% 0.13% 0.091%
As % of the Communications & Networking category 0.85% 0.85% 0.68%
Number of daily rates quoted 37 32 25
Average daily rate £352 £300 £375
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+17.33% -20.00%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £295 £250 £289
10% offered a daily rate of more than £470 £448 £525
UK excluding London average daily rate £345 £325 £438
% change year-on-year
+6.15% -25.71%
Number of hourly rates quoted 3 4 1
Average hourly rate £30.00 £30.00 £27.50
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
- +9.09%
UK excluding London average hourly rate £37.50 £30.00 -
% change year-on-year
+25.00% -

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
7515 7666 6490
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the UK 14.61% 14.86% 13.36%
Number of daily rates quoted 4422 4285 3417
Average daily rate £380 £375 £375
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+1.33% -
90% offered a daily rate of more than £238 £215 £220
10% offered a daily rate of more than £550 £500 £516
UK excluding London average daily rate £363 £350 £350
% change year-on-year
+3.57% -
Number of hourly rates quoted 347 434 384
Average hourly rate £27.50 £24.00 £19.50
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
+14.58% +23.07%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £13.50 £13.00 £12.00
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £50.00 £40.50 £42.50
UK excluding London average hourly rate £29.00 £26.00 £21.00
% change year-on-year
+11.53% +23.80%

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 8 February 2016.

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
Hourly Rate Histogram

This chart provides a histogram of hourly rates quoted in contract IT jobs citing HSRP within the UK over the 3 months to 8 February 2016.

HSRP Hourly Rate Histogram in the UK

HSRP
Top 29 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 8 February 2016. 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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statistics and historical trends)
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 -16 57 £365 +21.66% 13
London +10 29 £425 +41.66% 4
South East +4 19 £350 +7.69% 5
Berkshire +11 8 £435 +2.35% 1
Yorkshire -10 6 £363 +16.00% 1
Leeds -5 5 £400 +28.00% 1
West Yorkshire -6 5 £400 +28.00% 1
Slough - 5 - -
M4 Corridor - 5 £288 -
Docklands, London - 4 - -
City of London +39 3 £408 +35.83%
Surrey -10 3 £350 +19.65% 1
Hampshire - 3 £352 - 2
Guildford +5 2 - -
Reading - 2 £435 - 1
Edinburgh - 2 - -
Scotland - 2 - -
Bedfordshire - 1 £375 -
Luton - 1 £375 -
Maidenhead - 1 - -
Nottingham - 1 £300 -
Sheffield - 1 £325 -
Swindon - 1 - -
South Yorkshire - 1 £325 -
Nottinghamshire - 1 £300 -
Wiltshire - 1 - -
East Midlands - 1 £300 -
South West - 1 - - 1
East of England - 1 £375 - 2

HSRP
Top 30 Related IT Skills

For the 6 months to 8 February 2016, 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.

1 110 (85.94%) Cisco
2 99 (77.34%) OSPF
3 95 (74.22%) BGP
4 91 (71.09%) Firewall
4 91 (71.09%) Cisco Certification
5 74 (57.81%) LAN
6 73 (57.03%) VRRP
7 70 (54.69%) MPLS
8 68 (53.13%) WAN
9 64 (50.00%) TCP/IP
9 64 (50.00%) F5
10 62 (48.44%) Juniper
11 59 (46.09%) IPsec
12 58 (45.31%) VPN
13 53 (41.41%) DNS
14 49 (38.28%) DHCP
15 47 (36.72%) CCNA
15 47 (36.72%) EIGRP
15 47 (36.72%) VLAN
16 44 (34.38%) CheckPoint
16 44 (34.38%) Ethernet
17 43 (33.59%) Spanning Tree
17 43 (33.59%) Data Centre
18 42 (32.81%) Cisco Nexus
18 42 (32.81%) CCNP
19 39 (30.47%) SNMP
20 37 (28.91%) Finance
21 36 (28.13%) Load Balancing
22 34 (26.56%) SSL
23 33 (25.78%) CCIE

HSRP
Top Related IT Skills by Category

For the 6 months to 8 February 2016, 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.

Applications
1 4 (3.13%) MS Excel
1 4 (3.13%) MS Visio
2 2 (1.56%) MS PowerPoint
3 1 (0.78%) MS Office
Cloud Services
1 10 (7.81%) SaaS
2 2 (1.56%) Amazon AWS
2 2 (1.56%) IaaS
2 2 (1.56%) SoftLayer
3 1 (0.78%) Cloud Computing
Communications & Networking
1 99 (77.34%) OSPF
2 95 (74.22%) BGP
3 91 (71.09%) Firewall
4 74 (57.81%) LAN
5 73 (57.03%) VRRP
6 70 (54.69%) MPLS
7 68 (53.13%) WAN
8 64 (50.00%) TCP/IP
9 59 (46.09%) IPsec
10 58 (45.31%) VPN
11 53 (41.41%) DNS
12 49 (38.28%) DHCP
13 47 (36.72%) EIGRP
13 47 (36.72%) VLAN
14 44 (34.38%) Ethernet
15 43 (33.59%) Spanning Tree
16 42 (32.81%) Cisco Nexus
17 39 (30.47%) SNMP
18 34 (26.56%) SSL
19 32 (25.00%) Cisco ASA
Database & Business Intelligence
1 2 (1.56%) Informix
1 2 (1.56%) MongoDB
1 2 (1.56%) MySQL
1 2 (1.56%) NoSQL
1 2 (1.56%) RDBMS
1 2 (1.56%) Redis
1 2 (1.56%) Relational Database
2 1 (0.78%) Big Data
2 1 (0.78%) Oracle Reports
Development Applications
1 2 (1.56%) Git (software)
1 2 (1.56%) Hudson
1 2 (1.56%) Jenkins
1 2 (1.56%) JIRA
1 2 (1.56%) Sonatype Nexus
1 2 (1.56%) Subversion
2 1 (0.78%) VSS/SourceSafe
General
1 37 (28.91%) Finance
2 14 (10.94%) Banking
3 10 (7.81%) Spanish Language
3 10 (7.81%) Telecoms
4 5 (3.91%) Investment Banking
5 4 (3.13%) Legal
5 4 (3.13%) Marketing
6 3 (2.34%) Games
6 3 (2.34%) Law
7 1 (0.78%) Advertising
7 1 (0.78%) Dutch Language
7 1 (0.78%) French Language
7 1 (0.78%) German Language
7 1 (0.78%) Manufacturing
Job Titles
1 76 (59.38%) Network Engineer
2 28 (21.88%) Senior Network Engineer
3 27 (21.09%) Security Engineer
4 17 (13.28%) Cisco Engineer
4 17 (13.28%) Cisco Network Engineer
4 17 (13.28%) Network Security Engineer
5 12 (9.38%) Network Support
6 10 (7.81%) Senior Security Engineer
7 9 (7.03%) Consultant
7 9 (7.03%) Design Engineer
8 6 (4.69%) Architect
8 6 (4.69%) Cisco Security Engineer
8 6 (4.69%) Cisco Support
8 6 (4.69%) Firewall Engineer
8 6 (4.69%) Network Support Engineer
8 6 (4.69%) Support Engineer
9 5 (3.91%) Cisco Consultant
9 5 (3.91%) Cisco Support Engineer
9 5 (3.91%) Data Network Engineer
9 5 (3.91%) Security Support Engineer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 30 (23.44%) 802.1X
2 5 (3.91%) XML
3 2 (1.56%) ActiveMQ
3 2 (1.56%) Middleware
3 2 (1.56%) RabbitMQ
3 2 (1.56%) Web Services
4 1 (0.78%) XMPP
Miscellaneous
1 43 (33.59%) Data Centre
2 17 (13.28%) Management Information System
3 12 (9.38%) Cryptography
4 10 (7.81%) Computer Science
5 8 (6.25%) Driving Licence
5 8 (6.25%) Enterprise Software
6 5 (3.91%) Clustering
7 4 (3.13%) PKI
8 3 (2.34%) Distributed Denial-of-Service
9 2 (1.56%) Analytical Skills
9 2 (1.56%) Enterprise Storage
9 2 (1.56%) Video Conferencing
10 1 (0.78%) Life Science
10 1 (0.78%) NHS
10 1 (0.78%) Private Cloud
10 1 (0.78%) Replication
10 1 (0.78%) Visualisation
Operating Systems
1 27 (21.09%) Windows
2 20 (15.63%) Linux
3 13 (10.16%) Windows Server
4 12 (9.38%) Unix
5 3 (2.34%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
5 3 (2.34%) Windows Server 2008
6 2 (1.56%) Windows Server 2012
7 1 (0.78%) CatOS
Processes & Methodologies
1 36 (28.13%) Load Balancing
2 29 (22.66%) ITIL
3 23 (17.97%) Change Management
4 21 (16.41%) Network Monitoring
5 20 (15.63%) Network Management
6 17 (13.28%) Information Security
6 17 (13.28%) Network Design
6 17 (13.28%) Problem Management
7 15 (11.72%) Capacity Management
8 12 (9.38%) Computer Security
8 12 (9.38%) Incident Management
8 12 (9.38%) Security Patching
9 10 (7.81%) High Availability
9 10 (7.81%) Project Management
10 8 (6.25%) Low Latency
10 8 (6.25%) Mentoring
10 8 (6.25%) Network Architecture
10 8 (6.25%) Service Delivery
11 7 (5.47%) Security Architecture
12 5 (3.91%) Kalman Filter
Programming Languages
1 5 (3.91%) Bash Shell
2 3 (2.34%) Perl
2 3 (2.34%) Shell Script
3 2 (1.56%) Python
3 2 (1.56%) SQL
Qualifications
1 91 (71.09%) Cisco Certification
2 47 (36.72%) CCNA
3 42 (32.81%) CCNP
4 33 (25.78%) CCIE
5 21 (16.41%) Degree
6 17 (13.28%) CCSE
6 17 (13.28%) CISSP
7 6 (4.69%) Security Cleared
8 5 (3.91%) CCENT
9 4 (3.13%) CCDE
9 4 (3.13%) ITIL Certification
9 4 (3.13%) VMware Certified Professional (VCP)
10 3 (2.34%) CCDP
10 3 (2.34%) CCSA
10 3 (2.34%) CCSP
10 3 (2.34%) JNCIE
11 2 (1.56%) JNCIA
11 2 (1.56%) SC Cleared
12 1 (0.78%) JNCIP
12 1 (0.78%) JNCIS
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 8 (6.25%) PCI DSS
2 4 (3.13%) SLA
System Software
1 16 (12.50%) Snort
2 14 (10.94%) VMware Infrastructure
3 11 (8.59%) Active Directory
4 6 (4.69%) VMware ESX
5 2 (1.56%) BIND 9
5 2 (1.56%) Docker
5 2 (1.56%) pfSense
5 2 (1.56%) Samba
5 2 (1.56%) vCloud
5 2 (1.56%) VirtualBox
Systems Management
1 16 (12.50%) Proventia
2 5 (3.91%) Cacti
2 5 (3.91%) Cisco CUCM
3 4 (3.13%) SolarWinds Orion
4 3 (2.34%) Graphite
4 3 (2.34%) HP Quality Center
4 3 (2.34%) Iperf
4 3 (2.34%) Nagios
4 3 (2.34%) Opsview
5 2 (1.56%) Ansible
5 2 (1.56%) CiscoWorks
5 2 (1.56%) NetBackup
5 2 (1.56%) NSN NetAct
5 2 (1.56%) Zenoss
6 1 (0.78%) AirWatch
6 1 (0.78%) Cisco Prime
6 1 (0.78%) Cisco UCCX
6 1 (0.78%) FortiGate
6 1 (0.78%) HP NNM
Vendors
1 110 (85.94%) Cisco
2 64 (50.00%) F5
3 62 (48.44%) Juniper
4 44 (34.38%) CheckPoint
5 22 (17.19%) Blue Coat
6 17 (13.28%) VMware
7 16 (12.50%) Palo Alto
7 16 (12.50%) Sourcefire
8 12 (9.38%) Aruba
9 10 (7.81%) Cyberoam
9 10 (7.81%) HP
9 10 (7.81%) SolarWinds
10 8 (6.25%) Microsoft
11 7 (5.47%) Intel Security
12 5 (3.91%) Riverbed
13 4 (3.13%) Fortinet
13 4 (3.13%) IronPort
13 4 (3.13%) Meraki
14 3 (2.34%) Nokia
14 3 (2.34%) Remedy
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