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 4 August 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
4 Aug 2015
Same period 2014 Same period 2013
Hot Standby Router Protocol (HSRP)
Rank 524 561 537
Rank change year-on-year
+37 -24
Contract jobs citing HSRP 98 39 39
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the UK 0.17% 0.071% 0.076%
As % of the Communications & Networking category 1.26% 0.51% 0.56%
Number of daily rates quoted 68 21 25
Average daily rate
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£425 £325 £325
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+30.76% -
90% offered a daily rate of more than £250 £250 £235
10% offered a daily rate of more than £500 £425 £450
UK excluding London average daily rate £325 £350 £313
% change year-on-year
-7.14% +12.00%
Number of hourly rates quoted 4 0 1
Average hourly rate £47.83 - £17.00
UK excluding London average hourly rate £47.83 - £17.00

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
7807 7668 7022
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the UK 13.71% 14.03% 13.73%
Number of daily rates quoted 4468 4097 3642
Average daily rate £375 £360 £350
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+4.16% +2.85%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £225 £210 £200
10% offered a daily rate of more than £500 £500 £488
UK excluding London average daily rate £350 £338 £320
% change year-on-year
+3.70% +5.46%
Number of hourly rates quoted 479 413 460
Average hourly rate £21.50 £20.00 £25.00
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
+7.50% -20.00%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £12.35 £12.00 £13.50
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £47.83 £42.50 £41.41
UK excluding London average hourly rate £21.53 £20.00 £25.50
% change year-on-year
+7.62% -21.56%

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 4 August 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 4 August 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 4 August 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 +36 92 £425 +30.76% 12
London +22 48 £435 +33.84% 5
City of London -1 21 £444 +47.91% 3
South East -11 21 £344 +146.41% 5
Hampshire +3 12 £500 +258.42% 2
South West - 6 £425 -
Wiltshire - 6 £425 -
West Midlands +9 5 £300 - 1
Birmingham - 5 £300 - 1
East of England - 4 £263 -
Wales - 4 £358 -
Cambridgeshire - 4 £263 -
Berkshire - 4 £230 - 2
West Sussex - 4 £338 -
Portsmouth - 4 £325 -
Crawley - 3 £338 -
Cambridge - 3 £265 -
North West - 3 £300 - 1
West Yorkshire -23 2 £375 -
Yorkshire -25 2 £375 -
South Wales - 2 £263 -
West Wales - 2 £460 -
Swansea - 2 £460 -
Cumbria - 2 £300 -
Leeds - 2 £375 -
Swindon - 2 £425 -
Reading - 2 - - 1
Docklands, London - 1 £435 -
Wokingham - 1 - -
Oxford - 1 £250 -

HSRP
Top 30 Related IT Skills

For the 6 months to 4 August 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.

1 152 (93.25%) OSPF
2 149 (91.41%) Cisco
3 139 (85.28%) BGP
4 114 (69.94%) Firewall
5 106 (65.03%) Cisco Certification
6 105 (64.42%) WAN
7 103 (63.19%) MPLS
8 99 (60.74%) VRRP
9 93 (57.06%) LAN
10 86 (52.76%) VPN
11 82 (50.31%) EIGRP
12 80 (49.08%) CheckPoint
13 79 (48.47%) TCP/IP
14 74 (45.40%) CCNP
14 74 (45.40%) Juniper
14 74 (45.40%) Cisco ASA
15 69 (42.33%) IPsec
16 66 (40.49%) F5
17 58 (35.58%) Data Centre
18 57 (34.97%) Spanning Tree
18 57 (34.97%) VLAN
19 55 (33.74%) Wireless
20 46 (28.22%) Cisco Nexus
21 43 (26.38%) CCNA
21 43 (26.38%) DNS
22 42 (25.77%) Finance
22 42 (25.77%) Cisco IOS
23 41 (25.15%) DHCP
23 41 (25.15%) Ethernet
24 40 (24.54%) Multicast

HSRP
Top Related IT Skills by Category

For the 6 months to 4 August 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 (0.61%) MS Exchange
1 1 (0.61%) Lync
Applications
1 5 (3.07%) MS Visio
2 3 (1.84%) MS Excel
3 2 (1.23%) MS Office
3 2 (1.23%) MS PowerPoint
4 1 (0.61%) Fireworks
Cloud Services
1 10 (6.13%) SaaS
2 1 (0.61%) Office 365
2 1 (0.61%) Mimecast
Communications & Networking
1 152 (93.25%) OSPF
2 139 (85.28%) BGP
3 114 (69.94%) Firewall
4 105 (64.42%) WAN
5 103 (63.19%) MPLS
6 99 (60.74%) VRRP
7 93 (57.06%) LAN
8 86 (52.76%) VPN
9 82 (50.31%) EIGRP
10 79 (48.47%) TCP/IP
11 74 (45.40%) Cisco ASA
12 69 (42.33%) IPsec
13 57 (34.97%) VLAN
13 57 (34.97%) Spanning Tree
14 55 (33.74%) Wireless
15 46 (28.22%) Cisco Nexus
16 43 (26.38%) DNS
17 42 (25.77%) Cisco IOS
18 41 (25.15%) DHCP
18 41 (25.15%) Ethernet
Development Applications
1 9 (5.52%) VSS/SourceSafe
General
1 42 (25.77%) Finance
2 27 (16.56%) Banking
3 26 (15.95%) Telecoms
4 10 (6.13%) Investment Banking
5 3 (1.84%) Legal
5 3 (1.84%) Advertising
6 2 (1.23%) Electronics
7 1 (0.61%) Spanish Language
Job Titles
1 106 (65.03%) Network Engineer
2 38 (23.31%) Senior Network Engineer
3 26 (15.95%) Security Engineer
4 19 (11.66%) Network Security Engineer
5 10 (6.13%) Design Engineer
5 10 (6.13%) Network Design Engineer
5 10 (6.13%) Implementation Engineer
6 9 (5.52%) Operations Engineer
6 9 (5.52%) Network Architect
6 9 (5.52%) Architect
7 8 (4.91%) Infrastructure Engineer
7 8 (4.91%) Network Manager
8 7 (4.29%) Cisco Engineer
9 6 (3.68%) Network Support
9 6 (3.68%) Senior Infrastructure Engineer
9 6 (3.68%) Project Manager
9 6 (3.68%) Network Specialist
9 6 (3.68%) IP Engineer
10 5 (3.07%) Senior Security Engineer
10 5 (3.07%) Senior Network Security Engineer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 32 (19.63%) 802.1X
2 5 (3.07%) XMPP
3 1 (0.61%) ISPF
3 1 (0.61%) Web Services
3 1 (0.61%) Middleware
3 1 (0.61%) OCX
Miscellaneous
1 58 (35.58%) Data Centre
2 13 (7.98%) Video Conferencing
3 11 (6.75%) PKI
4 10 (6.13%) Enterprise Software
5 9 (5.52%) Computer Science
6 6 (3.68%) Management Information System
7 5 (3.07%) SecurID
8 4 (2.45%) Analytical Skills
9 3 (1.84%) Clustering
9 3 (1.84%) e-Health
10 2 (1.23%) NHS
10 2 (1.23%) Eurex
10 2 (1.23%) Distributed Denial-of-Service
11 1 (0.61%) DataPower
Operating Systems
1 34 (20.86%) Windows
2 26 (15.95%) Linux
3 25 (15.34%) UNIX
4 3 (1.84%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
5 1 (0.61%) Solaris
Processes & Methodologies
1 34 (20.86%) ITIL
2 31 (19.02%) Load Balancing
3 25 (15.34%) Network Design
4 17 (10.43%) Migration
5 15 (9.20%) Capacity Planning
5 15 (9.20%) Network Management
6 14 (8.59%) Project Management
7 13 (7.98%) Enterprise Architecture
7 13 (7.98%) Kalman Filter
8 11 (6.75%) Low Latency
8 11 (6.75%) Network Architecture
8 11 (6.75%) WAN Optimisation
9 10 (6.13%) Service Delivery
10 9 (5.52%) Change Management
10 9 (5.52%) Information Security
10 9 (5.52%) Validation
11 8 (4.91%) Network Monitoring
12 6 (3.68%) Ultra-Low Latency
12 6 (3.68%) Mentoring
13 5 (3.07%) Security Architecture
Programming Languages
1 11 (6.75%) VB
2 3 (1.84%) Lisp
3 1 (0.61%) Shell Script
3 1 (0.61%) Bash Shell
3 1 (0.61%) Perl
Qualifications
1 106 (65.03%) Cisco Certification
2 74 (45.40%) CCNP
3 43 (26.38%) CCNA
4 39 (23.93%) CCIE
5 25 (15.34%) Security Cleared
6 18 (11.04%) Degree
7 15 (9.20%) CCIP
8 14 (8.59%) SC Cleared
9 12 (7.36%) CCDP
10 9 (5.52%) DV Cleared
11 8 (4.91%) CCSA
11 8 (4.91%) CCSE
11 8 (4.91%) JNCIA
12 6 (3.68%) JNCIP
13 5 (3.07%) VMware Certified Professional (VCP)
14 4 (2.45%) PRINCE2 Certification
14 4 (2.45%) CCDE
15 3 (1.84%) Avaya Certification
15 3 (1.84%) CCENT
15 3 (1.84%) CCSP
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 5 (3.07%) SLA
2 1 (0.61%) QA
2 1 (0.61%) PCI DSS
System Software
1 19 (11.66%) VMware Infrastructure
2 11 (6.75%) Snort
3 4 (2.45%) Active Directory
4 3 (1.84%) VMware ESX
5 2 (1.23%) NFS
5 2 (1.23%) vSphere
5 2 (1.23%) VirtualBox
Systems Management
1 19 (11.66%) Cisco CUCM
2 15 (9.20%) CiscoWorks
3 10 (6.13%) OpenView
4 9 (5.52%) AirWatch
5 5 (3.07%) CA Spectrum
5 5 (3.07%) Cisco Prime
6 4 (2.45%) Cisco UCCX
7 3 (1.84%) Cacti
8 1 (0.61%) SolarWinds Orion
8 1 (0.61%) HP Quality Center
8 1 (0.61%) Nagios
8 1 (0.61%) Opsview
8 1 (0.61%) Graphite
8 1 (0.61%) Iperf
Vendors
1 149 (91.41%) Cisco
2 80 (49.08%) CheckPoint
3 74 (45.40%) Juniper
4 66 (40.49%) F5
5 26 (15.95%) SolarWinds
6 23 (14.11%) VMware
7 18 (11.04%) Aruba
8 17 (10.43%) Riverbed
8 17 (10.43%) HP
9 16 (9.82%) Blue Coat
9 16 (9.82%) Sourcefire
10 10 (6.13%) Websense
11 9 (5.52%) Brocade
12 7 (4.29%) BT
13 6 (3.68%) Red Hat
13 6 (3.68%) Fortinet
13 6 (3.68%) Radware
13 6 (3.68%) Dell
14 5 (3.07%) CA
15 4 (2.45%) Avaya
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Think IT Recruitment
Rate: £350 - £400 per day
Posted: 6 days ago
Birmingham
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Rate: £300 - £350 per day
Posted: 15 days ago
City of London
Hays IT - Uk Posting account
Rate: £400.00 - £450.00 per day
Posted: 20 days ago