The first table below looks at the demand 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 April 2014 with a comparison to the same period in the previous 2 years. The second table is for comparison and provides aggregates for all of the Communications & Networking category.

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 Apr 2014
Same period 2013 Same period 2012
Hot Standby Router Protocol (HSRP)
Rank 544 513 541
Rank change year-on-year
-31 +28
Contract jobs citing HSRP 44 43 44
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the UK 0.078% 0.090% 0.073%
As % of the Communications & Networking category 0.61% 0.59% 0.47%
Number of daily rates quoted 18 23 20
Average daily rate £350 £300 £358
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+16.66% -16.08%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £291 £200 £200
10% offered a daily rate of more than £393 £465 £600
UK excluding London average daily rate £334 £300 £248
% change year-on-year
+11.25% +20.90%
Number of hourly rates quoted 1 0 0
Average hourly rate £27.50 - -
UK excluding London average hourly rate - - -
Communications & Networking Category
UK
Contract IT job ads with a match in the
Communications & Networking category
7239 7241 9288
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the UK 12.85% 15.15% 15.32%
Number of daily rates quoted 3817 3579 4347
Average daily rate £360 £348 £368
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+3.59% -5.44%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £200 £190 £215
10% offered a daily rate of more than £500 £500 £500
UK excluding London average daily rate £340 £313 £325
% change year-on-year
+8.80% -3.84%
Number of hourly rates quoted 402 572 626
Average hourly rate £20.00 £22.50 £27.50
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
-11.11% -18.18%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £13.00 £12.50 £13.50
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £45.00 £42.50 £43.50
UK excluding London average hourly rate £21.00 £22.50 £27.50
% change year-on-year
-6.66% -18.18%

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 April 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 25 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 April 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
(Click each for more statistics)
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
Find
Job
Vacancies
England -39 39 £363 +20.83% 6
South East -15 19 £295 -1.66% 1
Berkshire -6 14 £295 -1.66% 1
London -34 14 £366 +10.56% 3
City of London -6 7 £344 +41.02% 1
North West - 4 - - 1
Surrey - 3 - -
Glasgow - 3 £340 - 1
Scotland - 3 £340 - 1
Reading -16 1 - - 1
East of England -36 1 £400 +33.33% 1
Farnborough - - - -
South Wales - - - - 3
Wales - - - - 3
Ruislip - - - -
Bedfordshire - - - - 1
Basingstoke - - - -
Cambridge - - - -
Cardiff - - - - 3
Dunstable - - - -
Leeds - - - -
Cambridgeshire - - - -
Hampshire - - - -
West Yorkshire - - - -
Yorkshire - - - -

HSRP
Top 30 Related IT Skills

For the 6 months to 17 April 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 79 (91.86%) BGP
2 64 (74.42%) OSPF
3 63 (73.26%) Cisco
4 62 (72.09%) MPLS
5 54 (62.79%) Cisco Certification
6 50 (58.14%) VPN
7 47 (54.65%) CCNP
8 44 (51.16%) EIGRP
9 43 (50.00%) WAN
10 40 (46.51%) Firewall
11 39 (45.35%) VRRP
12 34 (39.53%) Ethernet
13 33 (38.37%) VLAN
14 32 (37.21%) Telecoms
15 31 (36.05%) TCP/IP
16 30 (34.88%) LAN
17 28 (32.56%) Cisco ASA
18 26 (30.23%) CheckPoint
19 24 (27.91%) IPsec
19 24 (27.91%) Network Design
20 23 (26.74%) LTE
20 23 (26.74%) RSVP
21 20 (23.26%) 3G
21 20 (23.26%) 2G
21 20 (23.26%) Wireless
21 20 (23.26%) CCNA
21 20 (23.26%) Network Security
21 20 (23.26%) Radio Access Network
22 19 (22.09%) Juniper
23 18 (20.93%) MS Excel

HSRP
Top Related IT Skills by Category

For the 6 months to 17 April 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 1 (1.16%) Apache
Applications
1 18 (20.93%) MS Excel
2 12 (13.95%) MS Office
3 3 (3.49%) MS Visio
4 1 (1.16%) MS PowerPoint
4 1 (1.16%) MS Project
Business Applications
1 1 (1.16%) Remedy ITSM
Communications & Networking
1 79 (91.86%) BGP
2 64 (74.42%) OSPF
3 62 (72.09%) MPLS
4 50 (58.14%) VPN
5 44 (51.16%) EIGRP
6 43 (50.00%) WAN
7 40 (46.51%) Firewall
8 39 (45.35%) VRRP
9 34 (39.53%) Ethernet
10 33 (38.37%) VLAN
11 31 (36.05%) TCP/IP
12 30 (34.88%) LAN
13 28 (32.56%) Cisco ASA
14 24 (27.91%) IPsec
15 23 (26.74%) RSVP
15 23 (26.74%) LTE
16 20 (23.26%) Network Security
16 20 (23.26%) Radio Access Network
16 20 (23.26%) Wireless
16 20 (23.26%) 2G
Database & Business Intelligence
1 11 (12.79%) MS Access
Development Applications
1 6 (6.98%) VSS/SourceSafe
General
1 32 (37.21%) Telecoms
2 12 (13.95%) Finance
3 8 (9.30%) Banking
4 4 (4.65%) Games
4 4 (4.65%) Law
5 3 (3.49%) Legal
5 3 (3.49%) Investment Banking
6 2 (2.33%) French Language
6 2 (2.33%) German Language
6 2 (2.33%) Back Office
7 1 (1.16%) Billing
Job Titles
1 38 (44.19%) Network Engineer
2 13 (15.12%) Design Engineer
2 13 (15.12%) Test Engineer
2 13 (15.12%) RAN Engineer
3 12 (13.95%) Analyst
3 12 (13.95%) Network Design Engineer
4 11 (12.79%) Network Analyst
5 9 (10.47%) Cisco Engineer
5 9 (10.47%) IP Engineer
6 8 (9.30%) Security Engineer
7 7 (8.14%) Senior Network Analyst
7 7 (8.14%) Cisco Network Engineer
7 7 (8.14%) Senior Analyst
8 5 (5.81%) Architect
8 5 (5.81%) Voice Analyst
9 4 (4.65%) Network Security Engineer
9 4 (4.65%) IP Network Engineer
9 4 (4.65%) Communications Engineer
10 3 (3.49%) Technical Manager
10 3 (3.49%) Senior Network Engineer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 1 (1.16%) DCOM
1 1 (1.16%) CSS
1 1 (1.16%) OCX
Miscellaneous
1 8 (9.30%) NHS
2 5 (5.81%) e-Health
2 5 (5.81%) SecurID
3 4 (4.65%) Mathematics
4 3 (3.49%) Computer Science
5 1 (1.16%) Statistics
Operating Systems
1 7 (8.14%) Windows
2 5 (5.81%) Linux
2 5 (5.81%) UNIX
3 4 (4.65%) Windows Server 2003
4 3 (3.49%) Windows Server 2008
5 1 (1.16%) CentOS
5 1 (1.16%) Debian
Processes & Methodologies
1 24 (27.91%) Network Design
2 14 (16.28%) ITIL
2 14 (16.28%) Capacity Management
3 13 (15.12%) Load Balancing
3 13 (15.12%) Network Management
4 11 (12.79%) Project Management
5 8 (9.30%) Change Management
6 7 (8.14%) Capacity Planning
6 7 (8.14%) Network Monitoring
7 6 (6.98%) Incident Management
8 5 (5.81%) Network Architecture
8 5 (5.81%) Low Latency
9 4 (4.65%) Root Cause Analysis
9 4 (4.65%) Problem Management
9 4 (4.65%) Content Management
9 4 (4.65%) Penetration Testing
10 3 (3.49%) Service Management
10 3 (3.49%) Validation
10 3 (3.49%) SIEM
11 2 (2.33%) Migration
Programming Languages
1 12 (13.95%) VB
2 8 (9.30%) SQL
3 6 (6.98%) C
4 2 (2.33%) R
Qualifications
1 54 (62.79%) Cisco Certification
2 47 (54.65%) CCNP
3 20 (23.26%) CCNA
4 14 (16.28%) CCIE
5 9 (10.47%) Degree
6 6 (6.98%) CCSP
7 4 (4.65%) CCDP
7 4 (4.65%) CCVP
8 3 (3.49%) Security Cleared
9 2 (2.33%) JNCIE
9 2 (2.33%) CCDA
10 1 (1.16%) CCIP
10 1 (1.16%) HNC
10 1 (1.16%) HND
10 1 (1.16%) SC Cleared
10 1 (1.16%) JNCIA
10 1 (1.16%) JNCIP
10 1 (1.16%) PRINCE2 Certification
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 5 (5.81%) ISO/IEC 27001
2 4 (4.65%) PCI DSS
2 4 (4.65%) ISO/IEC 17799
2 4 (4.65%) SLA
System Software
1 1 (1.16%) Squid
Systems Management
1 6 (6.98%) CiscoWorks
2 5 (5.81%) Cisco CUCM
2 5 (5.81%) CA Spectrum
3 3 (3.49%) MAILsweeper
4 2 (2.33%) Netcool
4 2 (2.33%) SolarWinds Orion
5 1 (1.16%) Cisco UCCE
5 1 (1.16%) WhatsUp Gold
5 1 (1.16%) OpenView
Vendors
1 63 (73.26%) Cisco
2 26 (30.23%) CheckPoint
3 19 (22.09%) Juniper
4 18 (20.93%) Huawei
5 15 (17.44%) Nortel
6 14 (16.28%) F5
7 9 (10.47%) Riverbed
7 9 (10.47%) SolarWinds
7 9 (10.47%) Radware
7 9 (10.47%) OPNET
8 8 (9.30%) BT
8 8 (9.30%) Microsoft
9 7 (8.14%) Business Objects
10 6 (6.98%) HP
10 6 (6.98%) Avaya
10 6 (6.98%) ArcSight
11 5 (5.81%) CA
11 5 (5.81%) VMware
12 3 (3.49%) Redback
12 3 (3.49%) Ericsson