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 19 September 2014 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
19 Sep 2014
Same period 2013 Same period 2012
Hot Standby Router Protocol (HSRP)
Rank 535 543 539
Rank change year-on-year
+8 -4
Contract jobs citing HSRP 77 43 65
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the UK 0.13% 0.081% 0.11%
As % of the Communications & Networking category 0.91% 0.60% 0.73%
Number of daily rates quoted 45 23 16
Average daily rate
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£325 £300 £375
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+8.33% -20.00%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £284 £225 £257
10% offered a daily rate of more than £425 £350 £415
UK excluding London average daily rate £360 £300 £363
% change year-on-year
+20.00% -17.24%
Number of hourly rates quoted 3 1 0
Average hourly rate £26.00 £17.00 -
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
+52.94% -
UK excluding London average hourly rate £26.00 £17.00 -
% change year-on-year
+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
8424 7141 8923
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the UK 14.62% 13.53% 15.48%
Number of daily rates quoted 4660 3880 4041
Average daily rate £363 £360 £350
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+0.69% +2.85%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £225 £210 £200
10% offered a daily rate of more than £500 £500 £475
UK excluding London average daily rate £347 £325 £330
% change year-on-year
+6.91% -1.51%
Number of hourly rates quoted 464 415 683
Average hourly rate £23.00 £22.50 £21.50
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
+2.22% +4.65%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £12.50 £13.00 £12.00
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £47.50 £40.57 £45.00
UK excluding London average hourly rate £22.50 £22.50 £24.97
% change year-on-year
- -9.89%

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 19 September 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 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 19 September 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
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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 +27 74 £325 +8.33% 20
London +57 62 £325 +8.33% 6
City of London +45 21 £300 -3.61% 2
South East +8 9 £368 +104.16% 8
Surrey - 6 £360 - 3
Guildford - 5 £368 -
West Yorkshire +6 1 - - 1
Yorkshire +1 1 - - 1
Hampshire -12 1 £450 +172.72% 4
Southampton - 1 £450 - 1
Staines - - - - 1
Uxbridge - - - - 1
Bedfordshire - - - - 2
Berkshire - - - - 1
Essex - - - -
Harlow - - - -
Hemel Hempstead - - - -
Leeds - - - - 1
Lincoln - - - -
Basingstoke - - - -
Birmingham - - - -
Bracknell - - - -
Bradford - - - -
Caerphilly - - - -
Cardiff - - - -
Chippenham - - - -
Crawley - - - -
Dunstable - - - -
Eastleigh - - - - 2
Hertfordshire - - - -

HSRP
Top 30 Related IT Skills

For the 6 months to 19 September 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 93 (88.57%) Cisco
2 86 (81.90%) BGP
2 86 (81.90%) Firewall
3 85 (80.95%) OSPF
4 66 (62.86%) Cisco Certification
5 61 (58.10%) WAN
6 56 (53.33%) VPN
7 55 (52.38%) VRRP
8 54 (51.43%) TCP/IP
9 50 (47.62%) VLAN
10 46 (43.81%) CheckPoint
11 45 (42.86%) LAN
12 43 (40.95%) Cisco Nexus
13 41 (39.05%) CCNP
14 40 (38.10%) MPLS
15 39 (37.14%) CCIE
16 38 (36.19%) Juniper
17 34 (32.38%) EIGRP
18 33 (31.43%) SNMP
18 33 (31.43%) F5
19 31 (29.52%) Cisco IOS
20 27 (25.71%) Blue Coat
21 26 (24.76%) Network Security
22 25 (23.81%) Ethernet
23 24 (22.86%) IPsec
24 22 (20.95%) Analytical Skills
25 21 (20.00%) TACACS
25 21 (20.00%) CCNA
26 20 (19.05%) Snort
27 19 (18.10%) Cisco ASA

HSRP
Top Related IT Skills by Category

For the 6 months to 19 September 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 5 (4.76%) IIS
Applications
1 9 (8.57%) MS Excel
2 6 (5.71%) MS Visio
2 6 (5.71%) MS Office
3 1 (0.95%) MS PowerPoint
3 1 (0.95%) MS Project
Business Applications
1 1 (0.95%) Dynamics CRM
Cloud Services
1 1 (0.95%) SaaS
Communications & Networking
1 86 (81.90%) BGP
1 86 (81.90%) Firewall
2 85 (80.95%) OSPF
3 61 (58.10%) WAN
4 56 (53.33%) VPN
5 55 (52.38%) VRRP
6 54 (51.43%) TCP/IP
7 50 (47.62%) VLAN
8 45 (42.86%) LAN
9 43 (40.95%) Cisco Nexus
10 40 (38.10%) MPLS
11 34 (32.38%) EIGRP
12 33 (31.43%) SNMP
13 31 (29.52%) Cisco IOS
14 26 (24.76%) Network Security
15 25 (23.81%) Ethernet
16 24 (22.86%) IPsec
17 21 (20.00%) TACACS
18 19 (18.10%) Cisco ASA
19 17 (16.19%) DNS
Database & Business Intelligence
1 4 (3.81%) SQL Server
2 3 (2.86%) SQL Server 2008
3 1 (0.95%) SQL Server 2012
Development Applications
1 4 (3.81%) VSS/SourceSafe
General
1 18 (17.14%) Banking
1 18 (17.14%) Finance
2 11 (10.48%) Telecoms
3 6 (5.71%) Investment Banking
4 5 (4.76%) Spanish Language
5 2 (1.90%) Retail
5 2 (1.90%) Russian Language
6 1 (0.95%) French Language
6 1 (0.95%) Local Government
6 1 (0.95%) Marketing
6 1 (0.95%) Billing
6 1 (0.95%) Law
Job Titles
1 52 (49.52%) Network Engineer
2 21 (20.00%) Security Engineer
3 19 (18.10%) Network Security Engineer
4 18 (17.14%) Senior Network Engineer
5 15 (14.29%) Architect
6 13 (12.38%) Cisco Engineer
7 11 (10.48%) Solutions Architect
8 10 (9.52%) Analyst
8 10 (9.52%) Consultant
8 10 (9.52%) Senior Security Engineer
8 10 (9.52%) Senior Network Security Engineer
9 9 (8.57%) Network Architect
9 9 (8.57%) Network Consultant
10 7 (6.67%) Cisco Network Engineer
11 6 (5.71%) Network Analyst
11 6 (5.71%) Cisco Network Consultant
11 6 (5.71%) Cisco Consultant
12 5 (4.76%) Network Design Architect
13 4 (3.81%) Systems Analyst
13 4 (3.81%) Systems Designer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 10 (9.52%) FIX Protocol
2 1 (0.95%) Middleware
2 1 (0.95%) OCX
Miscellaneous
1 22 (20.95%) Analytical Skills
2 9 (8.57%) FlexPod
3 7 (6.67%) PKI
4 6 (5.71%) Computer Science
5 4 (3.81%) Open Source
6 3 (2.86%) Management Information System
7 2 (1.90%) e-Health
7 2 (1.90%) SecurID
8 1 (0.95%) SCADA
Operating Systems
1 14 (13.33%) UNIX
2 13 (12.38%) Windows
3 5 (4.76%) Linux
4 3 (2.86%) Windows Server 2008
4 3 (2.86%) Windows Server 2012
4 3 (2.86%) Windows XP
4 3 (2.86%) Windows Server 2003
Processes & Methodologies
1 17 (16.19%) Load Balancing
2 15 (14.29%) Network Management
3 10 (9.52%) Change Management
3 10 (9.52%) Project Management
3 10 (9.52%) Mentoring
3 10 (9.52%) Network Design
4 9 (8.57%) Low Latency
5 8 (7.62%) Validation
5 8 (7.62%) Network Architecture
6 7 (6.67%) WAN Optimisation
7 6 (5.71%) Information Assurance
8 5 (4.76%) Network Planning
8 5 (4.76%) Network Monitoring
8 5 (4.76%) High Availability
8 5 (4.76%) ITIL
8 5 (4.76%) Configuration Management
9 4 (3.81%) Disaster Recovery
9 4 (3.81%) Migration
9 4 (3.81%) Kalman Filter
9 4 (3.81%) Network Load Balancing
Programming Languages
1 10 (9.52%) Perl
2 6 (5.71%) R
3 3 (2.86%) SQL
Qualifications
1 66 (62.86%) Cisco Certification
2 41 (39.05%) CCNP
3 39 (37.14%) CCIE
4 21 (20.00%) CCNA
5 10 (9.52%) Security Cleared
6 8 (7.62%) CCSE
6 8 (7.62%) Degree
6 8 (7.62%) SC Cleared
7 4 (3.81%) CCSP
7 4 (3.81%) CISSP
8 2 (1.90%) CCDP
8 2 (1.90%) ITIL Certification
8 2 (1.90%) PRINCE2 Certification
8 2 (1.90%) JNCIE
9 1 (0.95%) JNCIA
9 1 (0.95%) JNCIP
9 1 (0.95%) Check Point Certification
9 1 (0.95%) CCDA
9 1 (0.95%) CCVP
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 7 (6.67%) SLA
2 4 (3.81%) ISO/IEC 27001
3 1 (0.95%) QA
System Software
1 20 (19.05%) Snort
2 8 (7.62%) ProxySG
3 6 (5.71%) VMware Infrastructure
4 4 (3.81%) Nmap
5 2 (1.90%) Active Directory
6 1 (0.95%) Hyper-V
6 1 (0.95%) vSphere
Systems Management
1 9 (8.57%) OpenNMS
1 9 (8.57%) RANCID
2 5 (4.76%) CiscoWorks
3 4 (3.81%) Nessus
3 4 (3.81%) Cisco CUCM
4 3 (2.86%) MAILsweeper
5 2 (1.90%) Cisco IPCC
5 2 (1.90%) CA Spectrum
6 1 (0.95%) SolarWinds Orion
6 1 (0.95%) EMC NetWorker
6 1 (0.95%) FortiGate
Vendors
1 93 (88.57%) Cisco
2 46 (43.81%) CheckPoint
3 38 (36.19%) Juniper
4 33 (31.43%) F5
5 27 (25.71%) Blue Coat
6 16 (15.24%) Sourcefire
7 14 (13.33%) Microsoft
8 8 (7.62%) Radware
8 8 (7.62%) Redback
8 8 (7.62%) Nokia
8 8 (7.62%) Huawei
9 7 (6.67%) VMware
10 6 (5.71%) HP
10 6 (5.71%) Ericsson
10 6 (5.71%) SolarWinds
11 4 (3.81%) Avaya
11 4 (3.81%) Dell
11 4 (3.81%) Riverbed
12 3 (2.86%) NETGEAR
12 3 (2.86%) SonicWALL
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