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 24 July 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
24 Jul 2016
Same period 2015 Same period 2014
Hot Standby Router Protocol (HSRP)
Rank 570 548 563
Rank change year-on-year
-22 +15
Contract jobs citing HSRP 73 98 40
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the UK 0.13% 0.17% 0.075%
As % of the Communications & Networking category 0.83% 1.23% 0.54%
Number of daily rates quoted 37 67 21
Median daily rate £388 £418 £325
Median daily rate % change year-on-year
-7.18% +28.46%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £296 £250 £250
10% offered a daily rate of more than £543 £500 £425
UK excluding London median daily rate £325 £300 £366
% change year-on-year
+8.33% -18.08%
Number of hourly rates quoted 5 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
8767 7959 7409
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the UK 16.20% 13.98% 13.94%
Number of daily rates quoted 5340 4545 3929
Median daily rate £400 £375 £350
Median daily rate % change year-on-year
+6.66% +7.14%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £240 £225 £210
10% offered a daily rate of more than £550 £500 £500
UK excluding London median daily rate £365 £350 £330
% change year-on-year
+4.28% +6.06%
Number of hourly rates quoted 426 483 431
Median hourly rate £28.50 £21.00 £20.00
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year
+35.71% +5.00%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £12.50 £12.35 £11.50
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £47.83 £45.00 £42.45
UK excluding London median hourly rate £29.75 £21.53 £20.00
% change year-on-year
+38.21% +7.62%

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 24 July 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 24 July 2016.

HSRP Hourly Rate Histogram in the UK

HSRP
Top 29 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 24 July 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 -43 63 £395 -5.50% 10
London -18 30 £500 +14.94% 6
South East -7 15 £323 -24.11% 3
South West +6 11 £325 -
Hampshire +5 11 £335 -36.19% 1
City of London +34 7 £450 +1.40% 1
Wiltshire -4 6 £338 -
West Midlands -24 5 £320 +6.66% 1
Gloucestershire - 5 £325 -
Edinburgh - 5 - -
Scotland - 5 - -
Cheltenham - 5 £325 -
Berkshire +3 4 £225 -2.17%
Portsmouth - 4 - -
Cardiff +18 3 £325 +18.18%
Wales +14 3 £325 -9.09%
South Wales +14 3 £325 +23.80%
Hook - 3 £310 -
Slough - 3 - -
Swindon -1 2 £325 -
Birmingham -13 2 £283 -5.83%
Worcestershire - 2 £350 -
Malvern - 2 £350 -
Malmesbury - 2 - -
Farnborough - 2 £338 -
East of England +14 1 - -
Reading +4 1 £225 -
Luton - 1 - -
Bedfordshire - 1 - -

HSRP
Top 30 Related IT Skills

For the 6 months to 24 July 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.

1 118 (85.51%) BGP
2 115 (83.33%) Cisco
3 102 (73.91%) OSPF
4 98 (71.01%) Firewall
5 91 (65.94%) Cisco Certification
6 79 (57.25%) WAN
7 70 (50.72%) MPLS
8 69 (50.00%) CCNP
9 66 (47.83%) LAN
9 66 (47.83%) Data Centre
10 62 (44.93%) VPN
11 61 (44.20%) EIGRP
12 60 (43.48%) Cisco ASA
13 58 (42.03%) TCP/IP
14 54 (39.13%) IPsec
15 47 (34.06%) Juniper
16 46 (33.33%) Cisco Nexus
17 45 (32.61%) VRRP
18 44 (31.88%) CCNA
18 44 (31.88%) VLAN
19 43 (31.16%) Wireless
20 42 (30.43%) DNS
21 41 (29.71%) Load Balancing
22 40 (28.99%) F5
23 39 (28.26%) Network Security
24 38 (27.54%) 802.1X
25 36 (26.09%) Cisco IOS
26 34 (24.64%) DHCP
27 32 (23.19%) Windows
28 31 (22.46%) 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 (0.72%) Apache
1 1 (0.72%) OpenStack
1 1 (0.72%) Tomcat
Applications
1 16 (11.59%) MS Visio
2 14 (10.14%) MS Excel
3 5 (3.62%) MS Office
Business Applications
1 2 (1.45%) Remedy ITSM
Cloud Services
1 8 (5.80%) IaaS
1 8 (5.80%) SaaS
2 7 (5.07%) PaaS
3 1 (0.72%) Cloud Computing
Communications & Networking
1 118 (85.51%) BGP
2 102 (73.91%) OSPF
3 98 (71.01%) Firewall
4 79 (57.25%) WAN
5 70 (50.72%) MPLS
6 66 (47.83%) LAN
7 62 (44.93%) VPN
8 61 (44.20%) EIGRP
9 60 (43.48%) Cisco ASA
10 58 (42.03%) TCP/IP
11 54 (39.13%) IPsec
12 46 (33.33%) Cisco Nexus
13 45 (32.61%) VRRP
14 44 (31.88%) VLAN
15 43 (31.16%) Wireless
16 42 (30.43%) DNS
17 39 (28.26%) Network Security
18 36 (26.09%) Cisco IOS
19 34 (24.64%) DHCP
20 22 (15.94%) SSL
Database & Business Intelligence
1 1 (0.72%) Informix
1 1 (0.72%) MongoDB
1 1 (0.72%) MySQL
1 1 (0.72%) NoSQL
1 1 (0.72%) RDBMS
1 1 (0.72%) Redis
1 1 (0.72%) Relational Database
Development Applications
1 14 (10.14%) VSS/SourceSafe
2 1 (0.72%) Git (software)
2 1 (0.72%) Hudson
2 1 (0.72%) Jenkins
2 1 (0.72%) JIRA
2 1 (0.72%) Sonatype Nexus
2 1 (0.72%) Subversion
General
1 25 (18.12%) Finance
2 12 (8.70%) Telecoms
3 7 (5.07%) Banking
4 4 (2.90%) Financial Institution
4 4 (2.90%) Retail
5 3 (2.17%) Law
5 3 (2.17%) Legal
6 2 (1.45%) Aerospace
6 2 (1.45%) Games
6 2 (1.45%) Investment Banking
6 2 (1.45%) Publishing
7 1 (0.72%) Dutch Language
7 1 (0.72%) French Language
7 1 (0.72%) German Language
7 1 (0.72%) Multimedia
7 1 (0.72%) Spanish Language
Job Titles
1 98 (71.01%) Network Engineer
2 25 (18.12%) Cisco Engineer
2 25 (18.12%) Cisco Network Engineer
3 16 (11.59%) Security Engineer
4 15 (10.87%) Network Security Engineer
5 10 (7.25%) Senior Network Engineer
6 9 (6.52%) SC Cleared Network Engineer
7 8 (5.80%) Architect
7 8 (5.80%) Cisco Consultant
7 8 (5.80%) Consultant
8 7 (5.07%) Cisco Network Consultant
8 7 (5.07%) Network Architect
9 6 (4.35%) Network Consultant
10 5 (3.62%) Analyst
10 5 (3.62%) Data Consultant
10 5 (3.62%) Design Engineer
10 5 (3.62%) Firewall Engineer
10 5 (3.62%) Network Analyst
10 5 (3.62%) Network Design Engineer
11 4 (2.90%) Technical Leader
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 38 (27.54%) 802.1X
2 3 (2.17%) CSS
3 1 (0.72%) ActiveMQ
3 1 (0.72%) Apache Flex
3 1 (0.72%) HTML
3 1 (0.72%) Middleware
3 1 (0.72%) RabbitMQ
Miscellaneous
1 66 (47.83%) Data Centre
2 15 (10.87%) Management Information System
3 9 (6.52%) Cryptography
4 7 (5.07%) Distributed Denial-of-Service
5 6 (4.35%) PKI
6 5 (3.62%) Driving Licence
7 3 (2.17%) Analytical Skills
7 3 (2.17%) Clustering
8 2 (1.45%) Computer Science
9 1 (0.72%) Enterprise Storage
9 1 (0.72%) NHS
9 1 (0.72%) Private Cloud
9 1 (0.72%) Replication
9 1 (0.72%) RSA SecurID
9 1 (0.72%) Visualisation
Operating Systems
1 32 (23.19%) Windows
2 26 (18.84%) Windows Server
3 19 (13.77%) Linux
4 6 (4.35%) Unix
5 5 (3.62%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
6 3 (2.17%) Solaris
7 1 (0.72%) CatOS
7 1 (0.72%) CentOS
7 1 (0.72%) FreeBSD
7 1 (0.72%) Mac OS X
7 1 (0.72%) Windows Server 2003
7 1 (0.72%) Windows Server 2008
Processes & Methodologies
1 41 (29.71%) Load Balancing
2 24 (17.39%) Change Management
3 23 (16.67%) ITIL
4 20 (14.49%) Network Monitoring
5 17 (12.32%) Information Security
6 16 (11.59%) High Availability
7 14 (10.14%) Change Control
7 14 (10.14%) Network Planning
8 12 (8.70%) Network Management
9 11 (7.97%) Configuration Management
9 11 (7.97%) Migration
9 11 (7.97%) Network Design
9 11 (7.97%) Project Management
10 10 (7.25%) Incident Management
11 9 (6.52%) Capacity Management
11 9 (6.52%) Computer Security
11 9 (6.52%) Problem Management
11 9 (6.52%) Security Patching
12 8 (5.80%) Escalation Management
12 8 (5.80%) Network Architecture
Programming Languages
1 14 (10.14%) Perl
2 13 (9.42%) Shell Script
3 11 (7.97%) Python
4 9 (6.52%) Tcl
5 4 (2.90%) Bash Shell
6 2 (1.45%) Java
6 2 (1.45%) SQL
7 1 (0.72%) C
7 1 (0.72%) Korn
7 1 (0.72%) PHP
7 1 (0.72%) Ruby
Qualifications
1 91 (65.94%) Cisco Certification
2 69 (50.00%) CCNP
3 44 (31.88%) CCNA
4 23 (16.67%) Security Cleared
5 22 (15.94%) SC Cleared
6 21 (15.22%) CCIE
7 15 (10.87%) Degree
8 7 (5.07%) JNCIP
9 5 (3.62%) CCSE
10 4 (2.90%) CISSP
11 3 (2.17%) CCSA
11 3 (2.17%) ITIL Certification
11 3 (2.17%) PMI Certification
11 3 (2.17%) PMP
12 2 (1.45%) CCSP
12 2 (1.45%) JNCIE
12 2 (1.45%) VMware Certified Professional (VCP)
13 1 (0.72%) Avaya Certification
13 1 (0.72%) CCDP
13 1 (0.72%) Check Point Certification
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 6 (4.35%) ISO/IEC 27001
2 5 (3.62%) PCI DSS
3 2 (1.45%) GLP
4 1 (0.72%) Disclosure Scotland
4 1 (0.72%) ISO/IEC 17799
4 1 (0.72%) QA
System Software
1 18 (13.04%) VMware Infrastructure
2 12 (8.70%) Active Directory
3 5 (3.62%) VMware ESX
4 4 (2.90%) Snort
5 3 (2.17%) ProxySG
6 2 (1.45%) vCloud
6 2 (1.45%) Virtual Machines
7 1 (0.72%) Firmware
7 1 (0.72%) Virtual Desktop
7 1 (0.72%) VMware Workstation
7 1 (0.72%) vSphere
Systems Management
1 15 (10.87%) Nagios
2 10 (7.25%) Cacti
3 9 (6.52%) SmokePing
4 6 (4.35%) FortiGate
5 3 (2.17%) Proventia
6 1 (0.72%) Cisco CUCM
6 1 (0.72%) Cisco Prime
6 1 (0.72%) Graphite
6 1 (0.72%) NetBackup
6 1 (0.72%) OpenView
6 1 (0.72%) Opsview
6 1 (0.72%) SolarWinds Orion
6 1 (0.72%) TrustSec
Vendors
1 115 (83.33%) Cisco
2 47 (34.06%) Juniper
3 40 (28.99%) F5
4 31 (22.46%) VMware
5 30 (21.74%) CheckPoint
6 26 (18.84%) SolarWinds
7 18 (13.04%) Palo Alto
8 17 (12.32%) Microsoft
9 16 (11.59%) Aruba
10 14 (10.14%) Intel Security
10 14 (10.14%) Riverbed
11 13 (9.42%) Fortinet
12 10 (7.25%) Blue Coat
13 7 (5.07%) HP
14 6 (4.35%) ProCurve
15 5 (3.62%) Red Hat
16 4 (2.90%) Citrix
16 4 (2.90%) Stonesoft
17 3 (2.17%) Cyberoam
17 3 (2.17%) EMC