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 3 September 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
3 Sep 2015
Same period 2014 Same period 2013
Hot Standby Router Protocol (HSRP)
Rank 544 548 557
Rank change year-on-year
+4 +9
Contract jobs citing HSRP 86 68 42
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the UK 0.15% 0.12% 0.079%
As % of the Communications & Networking category 1.07% 0.82% 0.58%
Number of daily rates quoted 60 38 23
Average daily rate
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Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+32.30% +8.33%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £300 £275 £230
10% offered a daily rate of more than £500 £425 £350
UK excluding London average daily rate £338 £360 £300
% change year-on-year
-6.25% +20.00%
Number of hourly rates quoted 6 2 1
Average hourly rate £47.83 £26.00 £17.00
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
+83.96% +52.94%
UK excluding London average hourly rate £47.83 £26.00 £17.00
% change year-on-year
+83.96% +52.94%

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
8058 8268 7224
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the UK 13.80% 14.62% 13.56%
Number of daily rates quoted 4617 4497 3898
Average daily rate £375 £363 £350
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+3.44% +3.57%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £233 £220 £200
10% offered a daily rate of more than £513 £500 £500
UK excluding London average daily rate £350 £338 £325
% change year-on-year
+3.70% +3.84%
Number of hourly rates quoted 525 460 419
Average hourly rate £21.53 £22.50 £22.50
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
-4.33% -
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £12.35 £12.50 £13.35
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £47.83 £45.00 £37.50
UK excluding London average hourly rate £21.53 £24.00 £23.50
% change year-on-year
-10.31% +2.12%

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 3 September 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
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 3 September 2015.

HSRP Hourly Rate Histogram 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 3 September 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 +6 80 £435 +33.84% 10
London -23 41 £435 +33.84% 5
City of London +6 17 £475 +58.33% 3
South East 0 17 £338 -6.25% 3
South West - 10 £475 -
Wiltshire - 10 £475 -
Hampshire - 8 £413 - 1
Portsmouth - 6 £325 -
Swindon - 5 £475 -
West Sussex - 5 £338 -
West Midlands - 4 £300 -
Crawley - 4 £338 -
West Yorkshire -20 3 £400 -
Yorkshire -23 3 £400 -
Birmingham - 3 £300 -
Wales - 3 £440 -
Leeds - 3 £400 -
Berkshire - 3 £450 - 1
North West -29 2 £300 - 1
West Wales - 2 £460 -
Swansea - 2 £460 -
Cumbria - 2 £300 -
Reading - 2 £450 - 1
Milton Keynes -10 1 - - 1
Buckinghamshire -17 1 - - 1
Cambridge - 1 £245 - 1
Wokingham - 1 - -
Docklands, London - 1 £435 -
Cardiff - 1 £275 -
South Wales - 1 £275 -

HSRP
Top 30 Related IT Skills

For the 6 months to 3 September 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.

1 158 (95.18%) OSPF
2 149 (89.76%) Cisco
3 145 (87.35%) BGP
4 117 (70.48%) Firewall
5 108 (65.06%) MPLS
5 108 (65.06%) Cisco Certification
6 107 (64.46%) WAN
7 101 (60.84%) VRRP
8 97 (58.43%) LAN
9 85 (51.20%) VPN
10 82 (49.40%) EIGRP
11 80 (48.19%) CheckPoint
12 79 (47.59%) Juniper
13 78 (46.99%) TCP/IP
13 78 (46.99%) IPsec
14 73 (43.98%) Cisco ASA
15 71 (42.77%) CCNP
16 68 (40.96%) F5
17 64 (38.55%) Data Centre
18 63 (37.95%) Wireless
19 62 (37.35%) Spanning Tree
20 58 (34.94%) VLAN
21 51 (30.72%) DNS
22 50 (30.12%) Cisco Nexus
23 48 (28.92%) DHCP
24 43 (25.90%) Ethernet
24 43 (25.90%) Finance
25 41 (24.70%) Windows
26 39 (23.49%) Cisco IOS
26 39 (23.49%) Multicast

HSRP
Top Related IT Skills by Category

For the 6 months to 3 September 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 1 (0.60%) MS Exchange
Applications
1 7 (4.22%) MS Visio
2 4 (2.41%) MS PowerPoint
3 1 (0.60%) Fireworks
3 1 (0.60%) MS Office
3 1 (0.60%) MS Excel
Cloud Services
1 12 (7.23%) SaaS
2 1 (0.60%) Mimecast
Communications & Networking
1 158 (95.18%) OSPF
2 145 (87.35%) BGP
3 117 (70.48%) Firewall
4 108 (65.06%) MPLS
5 107 (64.46%) WAN
6 101 (60.84%) VRRP
7 97 (58.43%) LAN
8 85 (51.20%) VPN
9 82 (49.40%) EIGRP
10 78 (46.99%) TCP/IP
10 78 (46.99%) IPsec
11 73 (43.98%) Cisco ASA
12 63 (37.95%) Wireless
13 62 (37.35%) Spanning Tree
14 58 (34.94%) VLAN
15 51 (30.72%) DNS
16 50 (30.12%) Cisco Nexus
17 48 (28.92%) DHCP
18 43 (25.90%) Ethernet
19 39 (23.49%) Cisco IOS
Development Applications
1 9 (5.42%) VSS/SourceSafe
General
1 43 (25.90%) Finance
2 28 (16.87%) Banking
3 22 (13.25%) Telecoms
4 10 (6.02%) Investment Banking
5 3 (1.81%) Advertising
5 3 (1.81%) Legal
6 2 (1.20%) Electronics
6 2 (1.20%) Spanish Language
7 1 (0.60%) Games
7 1 (0.60%) Manufacturing
Job Titles
1 102 (61.45%) Network Engineer
2 41 (24.70%) Senior Network Engineer
3 24 (14.46%) Security Engineer
4 15 (9.04%) Network Security Engineer
5 12 (7.23%) Design Engineer
5 12 (7.23%) Network Design Engineer
6 10 (6.02%) Architect
7 9 (5.42%) Infrastructure Engineer
8 8 (4.82%) Network Manager
9 7 (4.22%) Network Support
9 7 (4.22%) Network Specialist
10 6 (3.61%) Senior Security Engineer
10 6 (3.61%) Implementation Engineer
10 6 (3.61%) Senior Infrastructure Engineer
10 6 (3.61%) Cisco Engineer
10 6 (3.61%) Network Architect
10 6 (3.61%) Project Manager
11 5 (3.01%) Analyst
11 5 (3.01%) Network Consultant
11 5 (3.01%) Consultant
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 36 (21.69%) 802.1X
2 5 (3.01%) XMPP
3 2 (1.20%) Middleware
4 1 (0.60%) OCX
4 1 (0.60%) Web Services
Miscellaneous
1 64 (38.55%) Data Centre
2 13 (7.83%) Video Conferencing
3 12 (7.23%) Computer Science
3 12 (7.23%) Enterprise Software
4 10 (6.02%) PKI
5 8 (4.82%) Management Information System
6 5 (3.01%) Clustering
6 5 (3.01%) SecurID
6 5 (3.01%) Analytical Skills
7 3 (1.81%) Distributed Denial-of-Service
7 3 (1.81%) e-Health
8 2 (1.20%) NHS
8 2 (1.20%) Eurex
9 1 (0.60%) Life Science
9 1 (0.60%) DataPower
Operating Systems
1 41 (24.70%) Windows
2 27 (16.27%) Linux
3 23 (13.86%) UNIX
4 4 (2.41%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
5 1 (0.60%) Windows Server 2008
5 1 (0.60%) Solaris
Processes & Methodologies
1 37 (22.29%) ITIL
1 37 (22.29%) Load Balancing
2 30 (18.07%) Network Design
3 19 (11.45%) Network Management
4 16 (9.64%) Capacity Planning
4 16 (9.64%) Kalman Filter
5 15 (9.04%) Migration
6 13 (7.83%) Information Security
7 12 (7.23%) Project Management
7 12 (7.23%) WAN Optimisation
8 11 (6.63%) Low Latency
8 11 (6.63%) Enterprise Architecture
9 10 (6.02%) Network Architecture
9 10 (6.02%) Service Delivery
9 10 (6.02%) Change Management
9 10 (6.02%) Network Monitoring
10 7 (4.22%) Capacity Management
10 7 (4.22%) Validation
10 7 (4.22%) Time Management
11 6 (3.61%) Disaster Recovery
Programming Languages
1 11 (6.63%) VB
2 3 (1.81%) Lisp
3 2 (1.20%) Shell Script
3 2 (1.20%) Bash Shell
3 2 (1.20%) Perl
Qualifications
1 108 (65.06%) Cisco Certification
2 71 (42.77%) CCNP
3 38 (22.89%) CCNA
4 37 (22.29%) CCIE
5 23 (13.86%) Degree
5 23 (13.86%) Security Cleared
6 13 (7.83%) SC Cleared
7 10 (6.02%) CCDP
8 9 (5.42%) CCSE
8 9 (5.42%) CCIP
9 8 (4.82%) CISSP
9 8 (4.82%) CCSA
10 7 (4.22%) DV Cleared
10 7 (4.22%) VMware Certified Professional (VCP)
11 5 (3.01%) JNCIA
11 5 (3.01%) CCSP
12 4 (2.41%) PRINCE2 Certification
12 4 (2.41%) CCENT
12 4 (2.41%) CCDE
13 3 (1.81%) JNCIP
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 5 (3.01%) SLA
2 1 (0.60%) QA
2 1 (0.60%) PCI DSS
System Software
1 24 (14.46%) VMware Infrastructure
2 10 (6.02%) Snort
3 8 (4.82%) Active Directory
4 4 (2.41%) VMware ESX
5 3 (1.81%) VirtualBox
6 2 (1.20%) vSphere
6 2 (1.20%) NFS
Systems Management
1 20 (12.05%) Cisco CUCM
2 15 (9.04%) CiscoWorks
3 10 (6.02%) OpenView
4 9 (5.42%) AirWatch
5 6 (3.61%) Cisco Prime
6 5 (3.01%) CA Spectrum
6 5 (3.01%) Cacti
7 4 (2.41%) Cisco UCCX
8 3 (1.81%) SolarWinds Orion
9 2 (1.20%) Nagios
9 2 (1.20%) Opsview
9 2 (1.20%) Graphite
10 1 (0.60%) Iperf
10 1 (0.60%) HP Quality Center
Vendors
1 149 (89.76%) Cisco
2 80 (48.19%) CheckPoint
3 79 (47.59%) Juniper
4 68 (40.96%) F5
5 32 (19.28%) SolarWinds
6 28 (16.87%) VMware
7 22 (13.25%) Aruba
8 19 (11.45%) Riverbed
9 17 (10.24%) Blue Coat
10 16 (9.64%) HP
11 15 (9.04%) Sourcefire
12 10 (6.02%) Websense
13 9 (5.42%) Brocade
14 7 (4.22%) Red Hat
14 7 (4.22%) Dell
15 6 (3.61%) CA
15 6 (3.61%) Radware
15 6 (3.61%) Fortinet
16 4 (2.41%) IronPort
16 4 (2.41%) Verint
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