The table below looks at the statistics for HSRP skills in IT contracts advertised across the UK. Included is a guide to the contractor rates offered in IT contracts that have cited HSRP over the 3 months to 27 August 2016 with a comparison to the same period over 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.

3 months to
27 Aug 2016
Same period 2015 Same period 2014
Hot Standby Router Protocol (HSRP)
Rank 574 575 575
Rank change year-on-year
+1 0
Contract jobs citing HSRP 60 89 60
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the UK 0.11% 0.15% 0.11%
As % of the Communications & Networking category 0.72% 1.10% 0.72%
Number of daily rates quoted 29 61 31
Median daily rate £375 £425 £325
Median daily rate % change year-on-year
-11.76% +30.76%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £290 £300 £275
10% offered a daily rate of more than £555 £500 £425
UK excluding London median daily rate £325 £338 £360
% change year-on-year
-3.70% -6.25%
Number of hourly rates quoted 2 5 1
Median hourly rate £48.00 £47.83 £26.00
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year
+0.35% +83.96%
UK excluding London median hourly rate £48.00 £47.83 £26.00
% change year-on-year
+0.35% +83.96%

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
8373 8117 8317
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the UK 15.71% 13.91% 14.74%
Number of daily rates quoted 5107 4640 4472
Median daily rate £400 £375 £360
Median daily rate % change year-on-year
+6.66% +4.16%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £240 £233 £215
10% offered a daily rate of more than £550 £510 £500
UK excluding London median daily rate £363 £350 £338
% change year-on-year
+3.57% +3.70%
Number of hourly rates quoted 421 521 463
Median hourly rate £32.50 £21.53 £21.00
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year
+50.98% +2.50%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £13.00 £12.35 £12.00
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £49.19 £47.83 £45.00
UK excluding London median hourly rate £35.50 £21.53 £22.00
% change year-on-year
+64.92% -2.15%

HSRP
Jobs Demand Trend

The demand trend of contract jobs citing HSRP as a proportion of all IT contracts with a match in 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 27 August 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
Top 30 Contract Locations

The table below looks at the demand and provides a guide to the median contractor rates quoted in IT jobs citing HSRP within the UK over the 3 months to 27 August 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
(Click see detailed
statistics and trends)
Rank Change
on Same Period
Last Year
Matching
Contract
IT Job Ads
Median
Daily Rate
Last 3 Months
Median Daily Rate
% Change
on Same Period
Last Year
Live
Job
Vacancies
England -10 55 £375 -12.79% 13
London -3 28 £495 +13.79% 8
South East +2 12 £300 -12.72% 1
South West +6 9 £338 -28.94%
Hampshire +1 7 £310 -38.00% 1
Berkshire +11 5 £225 -
Wiltshire -3 5 £338 -28.94%
City of London +19 3 £475 - 2
West Midlands -32 3 £420 +40.00% 1
Scotland - 3 - -
Hook - 3 £310 -
Gloucestershire - 3 £300 -
Slough - 3 - -
Cheltenham - 3 £300 -
Edinburgh - 3 - -
East of England +22 2 - - 1
Swindon +5 2 £325 -31.57%
Portsmouth -20 2 - -
Bedfordshire - 2 - - 1
Luton - 2 - -
Cardiff +22 1 - -
Wales +22 1 - -
South Wales +22 1 - -
Reading +17 1 £225 -
North West +14 1 £325 +8.33% 2
Birmingham -16 1 £290 -3.33%
Bracknell - 1 - -
Bristol - 1 £365 -
Malmesbury - 1 - -
Malvern - 1 - -

HSRP
Top 30 Related IT Skills

For the 6 months to 27 August 2016, IT contractor jobs citing HSRP also mentioned the following skills in order of popularity. The figures indicate the number co-occurrences and its proportion to all contract ads with a requirement for HSRP.

1 108 (91.53%) BGP
2 99 (83.90%) Cisco
3 94 (79.66%) OSPF
4 79 (66.95%) Firewall
5 75 (63.56%) Cisco Certification
6 72 (61.02%) WAN
7 62 (52.54%) LAN
7 62 (52.54%) CCNP
8 61 (51.69%) VPN
9 60 (50.85%) Cisco ASA
10 58 (49.15%) Data Centre
11 55 (46.61%) MPLS
12 51 (43.22%) EIGRP
13 46 (38.98%) Wireless
13 46 (38.98%) IPsec
14 44 (37.29%) TCP/IP
15 42 (35.59%) Juniper
16 41 (34.75%) VRRP
17 40 (33.90%) VLAN
18 37 (31.36%) Cisco IOS
18 37 (31.36%) CCNA
19 32 (27.12%) Cisco Nexus
20 31 (26.27%) 802.1X
20 31 (26.27%) Windows
21 29 (24.58%) DNS
22 28 (23.73%) VMware
23 27 (22.88%) Finance
23 27 (22.88%) Load Balancing
23 27 (22.88%) F5
24 26 (22.03%) Windows Server

HSRP
Top Related IT Skills by Category

The follow tables expand on the table above by listing co-occurrences grouped by category. The same job type, locality and period is covered with up to 20 co-occurrences shown in each of the following categories:

Application Platforms
1 1 (0.85%) Apache
1 1 (0.85%) Exchange Server 2010
1 1 (0.85%) Exchange Server 2013
1 1 (0.85%) MS Exchange
1 1 (0.85%) OpenStack
1 1 (0.85%) Tomcat
Applications
1 17 (14.41%) MS Visio
2 15 (12.71%) MS Excel
3 5 (4.24%) MS Office
Business Applications
1 2 (1.69%) Remedy ITSM
Cloud Services
1 3 (2.54%) IaaS
1 3 (2.54%) PaaS
1 3 (2.54%) SaaS
2 1 (0.85%) Cloud Computing
2 1 (0.85%) Office 365
Communications & Networking
1 108 (91.53%) BGP
2 94 (79.66%) OSPF
3 79 (66.95%) Firewall
4 72 (61.02%) WAN
5 62 (52.54%) LAN
6 61 (51.69%) VPN
7 60 (50.85%) Cisco ASA
8 55 (46.61%) MPLS
9 51 (43.22%) EIGRP
10 46 (38.98%) IPsec
10 46 (38.98%) Wireless
11 44 (37.29%) TCP/IP
12 41 (34.75%) VRRP
13 40 (33.90%) VLAN
14 37 (31.36%) Cisco IOS
15 32 (27.12%) Cisco Nexus
16 29 (24.58%) DNS
17 24 (20.34%) Network Security
18 20 (16.95%) NX-OS
18 20 (16.95%) RIP
Development Applications
1 15 (12.71%) VSS/SourceSafe
2 1 (0.85%) JIRA
General
1 27 (22.88%) Finance
2 8 (6.78%) Telecoms
3 4 (3.39%) Banking
3 4 (3.39%) Financial Institution
3 4 (3.39%) Retail
4 2 (1.69%) Aerospace
4 2 (1.69%) Investment Banking
4 2 (1.69%) Law
4 2 (1.69%) Multimedia
4 2 (1.69%) Publishing
5 1 (0.85%) Games
5 1 (0.85%) Legal
Job Titles
1 78 (66.10%) Network Engineer
2 20 (16.95%) Cisco Engineer
2 20 (16.95%) Cisco Network Engineer
3 9 (7.63%) Consultant
3 9 (7.63%) Network Security Engineer
3 9 (7.63%) SC Cleared Network Engineer
3 9 (7.63%) Security Engineer
4 8 (6.78%) Cisco Consultant
5 7 (5.93%) Cisco Network Consultant
6 6 (5.08%) Design Engineer
6 6 (5.08%) Network Consultant
7 5 (4.24%) Cisco Support
7 5 (4.24%) Data Consultant
7 5 (4.24%) Firewall Engineer
7 5 (4.24%) Network Design Engineer
8 4 (3.39%) Implementation Engineer
8 4 (3.39%) Juniper Engineer
8 4 (3.39%) Lead Network Engineer
8 4 (3.39%) Network Architect
8 4 (3.39%) Technical Leader
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 31 (26.27%) 802.1X
2 3 (2.54%) CSS
3 1 (0.85%) Apache Flex
3 1 (0.85%) HTML
3 1 (0.85%) XML
3 1 (0.85%) XSLT
Miscellaneous
1 58 (49.15%) Data Centre
2 6 (5.08%) PKI
3 5 (4.24%) Distributed Denial-of-Service
4 4 (3.39%) Management Information System
5 3 (2.54%) Analytical Skills
6 2 (1.69%) Computer Science
6 2 (1.69%) Cryptography
6 2 (1.69%) Driving Licence
7 1 (0.85%) Clustering
7 1 (0.85%) NHS
7 1 (0.85%) RSA SecurID
Operating Systems
1 31 (26.27%) Windows
2 26 (22.03%) Windows Server
3 14 (11.86%) Linux
4 3 (2.54%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
4 3 (2.54%) Solaris
4 3 (2.54%) Unix
5 2 (1.69%) Windows Server 2008
6 1 (0.85%) CentOS
6 1 (0.85%) FreeBSD
6 1 (0.85%) Mac OS X
6 1 (0.85%) Ubuntu
6 1 (0.85%) Windows Server 2003
6 1 (0.85%) Windows Server 2012
Processes & Methodologies
1 27 (22.88%) Load Balancing
2 19 (16.10%) Change Management
3 15 (12.71%) Change Control
4 14 (11.86%) ITIL
4 14 (11.86%) Network Monitoring
5 13 (11.02%) High Availability
5 13 (11.02%) Migration
6 11 (9.32%) Configuration Management
6 11 (9.32%) Network Design
6 11 (9.32%) Network Planning
7 9 (7.63%) Escalation Management
7 9 (7.63%) Information Security
7 9 (7.63%) Stakeholder Management
8 8 (6.78%) Network Architecture
8 8 (6.78%) Project Management
9 5 (4.24%) Network Management
9 5 (4.24%) System Testing
10 4 (3.39%) Capacity Planning
11 3 (2.54%) Kalman Filter
12 2 (1.69%) Security Patching
Programming Languages
1 12 (10.17%) Shell Script
2 8 (6.78%) Perl
3 7 (5.93%) Python
4 5 (4.24%) Tcl
5 2 (1.69%) Bash Shell
5 2 (1.69%) C
5 2 (1.69%) Java
6 1 (0.85%) Korn
6 1 (0.85%) PHP
6 1 (0.85%) Ruby
6 1 (0.85%) SQL
Qualifications
1 75 (63.56%) Cisco Certification
2 62 (52.54%) CCNP
3 37 (31.36%) CCNA
4 23 (19.49%) Security Cleared
5 22 (18.64%) SC Cleared
6 20 (16.95%) CCIE
7 14 (11.86%) Degree
8 7 (5.93%) JNCIP
9 3 (2.54%) CCSA
9 3 (2.54%) ITIL Certification
9 3 (2.54%) PMI Certification
9 3 (2.54%) PMP
10 2 (1.69%) CCDE
10 2 (1.69%) CCSE
10 2 (1.69%) JNCIE
11 1 (0.85%) BPSS Clearance
11 1 (0.85%) CCSP
11 1 (0.85%) CCVP
11 1 (0.85%) VCP4
11 1 (0.85%) VMware Certified Professional (VCP)
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 6 (5.08%) ISO/IEC 27001
2 5 (4.24%) PCI DSS
3 2 (1.69%) GLP
4 1 (0.85%) Disclosure Scotland
4 1 (0.85%) ISO/IEC 17799
4 1 (0.85%) QA
System Software
1 17 (14.41%) VMware Infrastructure
2 12 (10.17%) Active Directory
3 3 (2.54%) ProxySG
3 3 (2.54%) VMware ESX
4 2 (1.69%) Hyper-V
4 2 (1.69%) vSphere
5 1 (0.85%) Snort
5 1 (0.85%) vCloud
5 1 (0.85%) Virtual Desktop
5 1 (0.85%) VMware Workstation
Systems Management
1 15 (12.71%) Nagios
2 10 (8.47%) Cacti
2 10 (8.47%) SmokePing
3 7 (5.93%) FortiGate
4 2 (1.69%) Cisco Prime
5 1 (0.85%) Cisco CUCM
5 1 (0.85%) HP Quality Center
5 1 (0.85%) OpenView
5 1 (0.85%) TrustSec
Vendors
1 99 (83.90%) Cisco
2 42 (35.59%) Juniper
3 28 (23.73%) VMware
4 27 (22.88%) F5
5 23 (19.49%) CheckPoint
6 22 (18.64%) SolarWinds
7 19 (16.10%) Palo Alto
8 18 (15.25%) Microsoft
9 17 (14.41%) Aruba
10 14 (11.86%) Fortinet
10 14 (11.86%) Riverbed
11 13 (11.02%) Intel Security
12 7 (5.93%) HP
13 5 (4.24%) Blue Coat
13 5 (4.24%) ProCurve
14 4 (3.39%) Citrix
14 4 (3.39%) EMC
14 4 (3.39%) Infoblox
14 4 (3.39%) Stonesoft
15 3 (2.54%) Red Hat
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