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 25 June 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
25 Jun 2016
Same period 2015 Same period 2014
Hot Standby Router Protocol (HSRP)
Rank 585 554 599
Rank change year-on-year
-31 +45
Contract jobs citing HSRP 57 79 27
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the UK 0.11% 0.14% 0.050%
As % of the Communications & Networking category 0.66% 0.98% 0.37%
Number of daily rates quoted 31 52 8
Median daily rate £375 £344 £354
Median daily rate % change year-on-year
+9.09% -2.82%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £325 £246 £150
10% offered a daily rate of more than £525 £461 £425
UK excluding London median daily rate £337 £275 £269
% change year-on-year
+22.54% +2.32%
Number of hourly rates quoted 10 1 0
Median hourly rate £47.83 £30.00 -
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year
+59.43% -
UK excluding London median hourly rate £47.83 £30.00 -
% change year-on-year
+59.43% -

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
8583 8083 7308
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the UK 16.18% 14.43% 13.51%
Number of daily rates quoted 5212 4558 3902
Median daily rate £390 £360 £350
Median daily rate % change year-on-year
+8.33% +2.85%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £240 £213 £200
10% offered a daily rate of more than £550 £500 £500
UK excluding London median daily rate £365 £340 £325
% change year-on-year
+7.35% +4.61%
Number of hourly rates quoted 419 478 409
Median hourly rate £28.50 £23.50 £19.00
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year
+21.27% +23.68%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £12.90 £13.00 £11.50
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £47.83 £45.00 £40.50
UK excluding London median hourly rate £31.50 £25.33 £18.00
% change year-on-year
+24.35% +40.72%

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 25 June 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
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 25 June 2016.

HSRP Hourly Rate Histogram in the UK

HSRP
Top 22 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 25 June 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 -26 49 £375 +7.14% 15
London -4 22 £450 +24.13% 8
South West +14 11 £325 -
Hampshire +4 9 £337 -35.76% 2
South East -4 9 £337 -32.55% 4
City of London +33 8 £406 +35.41% 2
Portsmouth - 7 - -
Wiltshire -4 6 £338 -
West Midlands -16 6 £380 +26.66% 1
Gloucestershire - 5 £325 -
Cheltenham - 5 £325 -
Malvern - 4 £380 -
Worcestershire - 4 £380 -
Edinburgh - 3 - -
Scotland - 3 - -
Wales +20 2 £325 +23.80%
South Wales +18 2 £325 +23.80%
Cardiff +6 2 £325 +18.18%
Swindon -1 2 £325 -
Malmesbury - 2 - -
Birmingham -10 1 £275 -8.33%
Farnborough - 1 £338 -

HSRP
Top 30 Related IT Skills

For the 6 months to 25 June 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.

1 102 (81.60%) Cisco
2 98 (78.40%) BGP
3 88 (70.40%) OSPF
4 87 (69.60%) Firewall
5 86 (68.80%) Cisco Certification
6 70 (56.00%) MPLS
7 63 (50.40%) WAN
8 58 (46.40%) CCNP
9 55 (44.00%) Data Centre
10 54 (43.20%) Cisco ASA
11 53 (42.40%) VPN
12 52 (41.60%) LAN
13 50 (40.00%) EIGRP
13 50 (40.00%) IPsec
14 49 (39.20%) TCP/IP
15 45 (36.00%) DNS
16 44 (35.20%) CCNA
16 44 (35.20%) DHCP
17 43 (34.40%) Juniper
18 41 (32.80%) VLAN
18 41 (32.80%) Cisco Nexus
19 39 (31.20%) VRRP
20 38 (30.40%) Load Balancing
21 37 (29.60%) Network Security
21 37 (29.60%) F5
22 32 (25.60%) 802.1X
22 32 (25.60%) Windows
23 31 (24.80%) Wireless
24 29 (23.20%) CheckPoint
25 28 (22.40%) VMware

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 (0.80%) OpenStack
Applications
1 12 (9.60%) MS Excel
1 12 (9.60%) MS Visio
2 4 (3.20%) MS Office
Business Applications
1 2 (1.60%) Remedy ITSM
Cloud Services
1 8 (6.40%) IaaS
1 8 (6.40%) SaaS
2 7 (5.60%) PaaS
3 1 (0.80%) Cloud Computing
Communications & Networking
1 98 (78.40%) BGP
2 88 (70.40%) OSPF
3 87 (69.60%) Firewall
4 70 (56.00%) MPLS
5 63 (50.40%) WAN
6 54 (43.20%) Cisco ASA
7 53 (42.40%) VPN
8 52 (41.60%) LAN
9 50 (40.00%) EIGRP
9 50 (40.00%) IPsec
10 49 (39.20%) TCP/IP
11 45 (36.00%) DNS
12 44 (35.20%) DHCP
13 41 (32.80%) Cisco Nexus
13 41 (32.80%) VLAN
14 39 (31.20%) VRRP
15 37 (29.60%) Network Security
16 31 (24.80%) Wireless
17 26 (20.80%) Cisco IOS
18 24 (19.20%) Internet
Database & Business Intelligence
1 1 (0.80%) Informix
1 1 (0.80%) MongoDB
1 1 (0.80%) MySQL
1 1 (0.80%) NoSQL
1 1 (0.80%) RDBMS
1 1 (0.80%) Redis
1 1 (0.80%) Relational Database
Development Applications
1 11 (8.80%) VSS/SourceSafe
2 1 (0.80%) Git (software)
2 1 (0.80%) Hudson
2 1 (0.80%) Jenkins
2 1 (0.80%) JIRA
2 1 (0.80%) Sonatype Nexus
2 1 (0.80%) Subversion
General
1 21 (16.80%) Finance
2 11 (8.80%) Telecoms
3 6 (4.80%) Banking
4 5 (4.00%) Law
4 5 (4.00%) Legal
5 3 (2.40%) Financial Institution
5 3 (2.40%) Marketing
5 3 (2.40%) Retail
6 2 (1.60%) Aerospace
6 2 (1.60%) Games
7 1 (0.80%) Dutch Language
7 1 (0.80%) French Language
7 1 (0.80%) German Language
7 1 (0.80%) Investment Banking
7 1 (0.80%) Publishing
7 1 (0.80%) Spanish Language
Job Titles
1 93 (74.40%) Network Engineer
2 24 (19.20%) Cisco Engineer
2 24 (19.20%) Cisco Network Engineer
3 19 (15.20%) Security Engineer
4 18 (14.40%) Network Security Engineer
5 12 (9.60%) Senior Network Engineer
6 7 (5.60%) SC Cleared Network Engineer
7 6 (4.80%) Architect
8 5 (4.00%) Analyst
8 5 (4.00%) Design Engineer
8 5 (4.00%) Firewall Engineer
8 5 (4.00%) Network Analyst
8 5 (4.00%) Network Architect
8 5 (4.00%) Support Engineer
9 4 (3.20%) Cisco Consultant
9 4 (3.20%) Network Consultant
9 4 (3.20%) Network Support
9 4 (3.20%) Network Support Engineer
9 4 (3.20%) Senior Security Engineer
9 4 (3.20%) Transmission Engineer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 32 (25.60%) 802.1X
2 4 (3.20%) XML
3 1 (0.80%) ActiveMQ
3 1 (0.80%) CSS
3 1 (0.80%) Middleware
3 1 (0.80%) RabbitMQ
Miscellaneous
1 55 (44.00%) Data Centre
2 14 (11.20%) Management Information System
3 10 (8.00%) Cryptography
4 7 (5.60%) Driving Licence
5 4 (3.20%) Computer Science
5 4 (3.20%) Distributed Denial-of-Service
6 3 (2.40%) Clustering
6 3 (2.40%) PKI
7 1 (0.80%) Enterprise Storage
7 1 (0.80%) NHS
7 1 (0.80%) Private Cloud
7 1 (0.80%) Replication
7 1 (0.80%) RSA SecurID
7 1 (0.80%) Visualisation
Operating Systems
1 32 (25.60%) Windows
2 23 (18.40%) Windows Server
3 19 (15.20%) Linux
4 8 (6.40%) Unix
5 4 (3.20%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
6 1 (0.80%) CatOS
6 1 (0.80%) CentOS
6 1 (0.80%) Mac OS X
6 1 (0.80%) Solaris
6 1 (0.80%) Windows Server 2003
6 1 (0.80%) Windows Server 2008
Processes & Methodologies
1 38 (30.40%) Load Balancing
2 23 (18.40%) Change Management
2 23 (18.40%) Network Monitoring
3 19 (15.20%) ITIL
4 17 (13.60%) Information Security
5 13 (10.40%) Network Management
6 12 (9.60%) Network Planning
7 11 (8.80%) Change Control
7 11 (8.80%) High Availability
7 11 (8.80%) Incident Management
7 11 (8.80%) Problem Management
8 10 (8.00%) Capacity Management
8 10 (8.00%) Computer Security
8 10 (8.00%) Configuration Management
8 10 (8.00%) Security Patching
9 9 (7.20%) Migration
9 9 (7.20%) Network Design
10 8 (6.40%) Network Architecture
10 8 (6.40%) Project Management
11 6 (4.80%) Escalation Management
Programming Languages
1 13 (10.40%) Perl
2 11 (8.80%) Python
2 11 (8.80%) Shell Script
3 9 (7.20%) Tcl
4 4 (3.20%) Bash Shell
5 1 (0.80%) Java
5 1 (0.80%) Korn
5 1 (0.80%) Ruby
5 1 (0.80%) SQL
Qualifications
1 86 (68.80%) Cisco Certification
2 58 (46.40%) CCNP
3 44 (35.20%) CCNA
4 19 (15.20%) Security Cleared
5 18 (14.40%) CCIE
5 18 (14.40%) SC Cleared
6 13 (10.40%) Degree
7 6 (4.80%) JNCIP
8 4 (3.20%) CCSE
8 4 (3.20%) CISSP
9 2 (1.60%) CCSA
9 2 (1.60%) CCSP
9 2 (1.60%) JNCIE
9 2 (1.60%) VMware Certified Professional (VCP)
10 1 (0.80%) Avaya Certification
10 1 (0.80%) Check Point Certification
10 1 (0.80%) JNCIS
10 1 (0.80%) VCP4
10 1 (0.80%) VERITAS Certified Professional (VCP)
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 6 (4.80%) PCI DSS
2 5 (4.00%) ISO/IEC 27001
3 2 (1.60%) GLP
4 1 (0.80%) Disclosure Scotland
4 1 (0.80%) ISO/IEC 17799
4 1 (0.80%) QA
System Software
1 17 (13.60%) VMware Infrastructure
2 11 (8.80%) Active Directory
3 5 (4.00%) VMware ESX
4 4 (3.20%) Snort
5 3 (2.40%) ProxySG
6 2 (1.60%) vCloud
6 2 (1.60%) Virtual Machines
7 1 (0.80%) Firmware
7 1 (0.80%) Virtual Desktop
7 1 (0.80%) VMware Workstation
7 1 (0.80%) vSphere
Systems Management
1 12 (9.60%) Nagios
2 8 (6.40%) Cacti
3 7 (5.60%) SmokePing
4 3 (2.40%) FortiGate
4 3 (2.40%) Proventia
5 2 (1.60%) Cisco Prime
5 2 (1.60%) NSN NetAct
6 1 (0.80%) Cisco CUCM
6 1 (0.80%) Graphite
6 1 (0.80%) NetBackup
6 1 (0.80%) OpenView
6 1 (0.80%) Opsview
6 1 (0.80%) SolarWinds Orion
6 1 (0.80%) TrustSec
Vendors
1 102 (81.60%) Cisco
2 43 (34.40%) Juniper
3 37 (29.60%) F5
4 29 (23.20%) CheckPoint
5 28 (22.40%) VMware
6 24 (19.20%) SolarWinds
7 18 (14.40%) Palo Alto
8 15 (12.00%) Intel Security
9 14 (11.20%) Aruba
9 14 (11.20%) Microsoft
10 12 (9.60%) Riverbed
11 10 (8.00%) Blue Coat
12 8 (6.40%) Fortinet
13 6 (4.80%) HP
14 5 (4.00%) Cyberoam
14 5 (4.00%) ProCurve
15 4 (3.20%) Nokia
15 4 (3.20%) Red Hat
15 4 (3.20%) Stonesoft
16 3 (2.40%) SonicWALL
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