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 29 April 2016 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.

3 months to
29 Apr 2016
Same period 2015 Same period 2014
Hot Standby Router Protocol (HSRP)
Rank 578 574 591
Rank change year-on-year
-4 +17
Contract jobs citing HSRP 62 61 35
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the UK 0.11% 0.11% 0.064%
As % of the Communications & Networking category 0.73% 0.74% 0.48%
Number of daily rates quoted 42 37 13
Average daily rate £380 £360 £328
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+5.55% +9.92%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £325 £275 £283
10% offered a daily rate of more than £445 £445 £390
UK excluding London average daily rate £380 £335 £328
% change year-on-year
+13.43% +2.29%
Number of hourly rates quoted 9 0 1
Average hourly rate £47.83 - £27.50
UK excluding London average hourly rate £47.83 - -

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
8540 8244 7307
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the UK 15.29% 14.79% 13.37%
Number of daily rates quoted 5165 4488 3859
Average daily rate £388 £350 £350
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+10.71% -
90% offered a daily rate of more than £240 £200 £200
10% offered a daily rate of more than £525 £500 £500
UK excluding London average daily rate £364 £340 £335
% change year-on-year
+7.05% +1.49%
Number of hourly rates quoted 357 445 405
Average hourly rate £28.00 £28.00 £20.00
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
- +40.00%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £12.50 £12.50 £12.50
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £47.83 £45.25 £45.00
UK excluding London average hourly rate £30.00 £30.00 £20.75
% change year-on-year
- +44.57%

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 29 April 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 29 April 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 average contractor rates quoted in IT jobs citing HSRP within the UK over the 3 months to 29 April 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
(Use links below to see detailed
statistics and historical trends)
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 -37 45 £378 +4.49% 15
London -21 19 £365 +1.03% 9
South East -5 18 £400 +6.66%
Berkshire +15 9 £413 -2.94%
Hampshire - 9 - -
City of London +45 8 £375 +11.11% 2
Portsmouth - 7 - -
Reading - 5 £448 -
Yorkshire +3 4 £375 -2.59%
Leeds -1 4 £375 -2.59%
West Yorkshire -4 4 £375 -2.59%
Buckinghamshire +13 2 £400 +19.40%
Worcestershire - 2 £380 - 2
Farnborough - 2 - -
Malvern - 2 £380 - 2
West Midlands - 2 £380 - 3
Scotland - 2 £205 -
East of England +6 1 £300 +9.09%
South West - 1 £325 - 3
Gloucestershire - 1 £325 - 2
Norwich - 1 £300 -
Cheltenham - 1 £325 - 2
Bracknell - 1 £340 -
Edinburgh - 1 - -
Glasgow - 1 £205 -
Channel Islands - 1 - -
Guernsey - 1 - -
Jersey - 1 - -
Norfolk - 1 £300 -

HSRP
Top 30 Related IT Skills

For the 6 months to 29 April 2016, 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 96 (79.34%) Cisco
2 91 (75.21%) BGP
3 85 (70.25%) OSPF
4 84 (69.42%) Cisco Certification
5 81 (66.94%) Firewall
6 73 (60.33%) MPLS
7 54 (44.63%) DNS
8 52 (42.98%) WAN
9 50 (41.32%) LAN
10 48 (39.67%) TCP/IP
10 48 (39.67%) IPsec
11 47 (38.84%) EIGRP
11 47 (38.84%) F5
11 47 (38.84%) Data Centre
12 46 (38.02%) Cisco Nexus
13 45 (37.19%) VRRP
13 45 (37.19%) VPN
13 45 (37.19%) DHCP
13 45 (37.19%) CCNP
14 44 (36.36%) Load Balancing
15 40 (33.06%) Cisco ASA
16 38 (31.40%) CCNA
17 36 (29.75%) Juniper
18 34 (28.10%) Network Security
19 33 (27.27%) VLAN
20 30 (24.79%) VMware
21 29 (23.97%) Windows
22 27 (22.31%) Ethernet
22 27 (22.31%) CheckPoint
23 25 (20.66%) Internet

HSRP
Top Related IT Skills by Category

For the 6 months to 29 April 2016, 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 (0.83%) OpenStack
Applications
1 5 (4.13%) MS Excel
2 4 (3.31%) MS Office
2 4 (3.31%) MS Visio
Cloud Services
1 9 (7.44%) IaaS
1 9 (7.44%) SaaS
2 7 (5.79%) PaaS
3 2 (1.65%) Amazon AWS
3 2 (1.65%) SoftLayer
4 1 (0.83%) Cloud Computing
Communications & Networking
1 91 (75.21%) BGP
2 85 (70.25%) OSPF
3 81 (66.94%) Firewall
4 73 (60.33%) MPLS
5 54 (44.63%) DNS
6 52 (42.98%) WAN
7 50 (41.32%) LAN
8 48 (39.67%) IPsec
8 48 (39.67%) TCP/IP
9 47 (38.84%) EIGRP
10 46 (38.02%) Cisco Nexus
11 45 (37.19%) DHCP
11 45 (37.19%) VPN
11 45 (37.19%) VRRP
12 40 (33.06%) Cisco ASA
13 34 (28.10%) Network Security
14 33 (27.27%) VLAN
15 27 (22.31%) Ethernet
16 25 (20.66%) Internet
17 24 (19.83%) SSL
Database & Business Intelligence
1 2 (1.65%) Informix
1 2 (1.65%) MongoDB
1 2 (1.65%) MySQL
1 2 (1.65%) NoSQL
1 2 (1.65%) RDBMS
1 2 (1.65%) Redis
1 2 (1.65%) Relational Database
2 1 (0.83%) Oracle Reports
Development Applications
1 8 (6.61%) VSS/SourceSafe
2 2 (1.65%) Git (software)
2 2 (1.65%) Hudson
2 2 (1.65%) Jenkins
2 2 (1.65%) JIRA
2 2 (1.65%) Sonatype Nexus
2 2 (1.65%) Subversion
General
1 24 (19.83%) Finance
2 12 (9.92%) Telecoms
3 9 (7.44%) Banking
4 5 (4.13%) Spanish Language
5 4 (3.31%) Law
5 4 (3.31%) Legal
5 4 (3.31%) Marketing
6 3 (2.48%) Games
6 3 (2.48%) Investment Banking
7 1 (0.83%) Dutch Language
7 1 (0.83%) French Language
7 1 (0.83%) German Language
7 1 (0.83%) Publishing
Job Titles
1 83 (68.60%) Network Engineer
2 23 (19.01%) Cisco Engineer
2 23 (19.01%) Cisco Network Engineer
3 19 (15.70%) Security Engineer
4 17 (14.05%) Network Security Engineer
5 16 (13.22%) Senior Network Engineer
6 10 (8.26%) Network Support
7 8 (6.61%) Design Engineer
8 7 (5.79%) Cisco Security Engineer
8 7 (5.79%) Consultant
8 7 (5.79%) Data Engineer
8 7 (5.79%) Network Support Engineer
8 7 (5.79%) Support Engineer
9 6 (4.96%) Architect
9 6 (4.96%) Cisco Support
10 5 (4.13%) Cisco Consultant
10 5 (4.13%) Cisco Network Support Engineer
10 5 (4.13%) IP Design Engineer
10 5 (4.13%) Network Architect
10 5 (4.13%) Senior Data Engineer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 20 (16.53%) 802.1X
2 5 (4.13%) XML
3 2 (1.65%) ActiveMQ
3 2 (1.65%) RabbitMQ
3 2 (1.65%) Web Services
4 1 (0.83%) CSS
4 1 (0.83%) Middleware
Miscellaneous
1 47 (38.84%) Data Centre
2 18 (14.88%) Management Information System
3 13 (10.74%) Cryptography
4 9 (7.44%) Driving Licence
5 7 (5.79%) Computer Science
6 5 (4.13%) Distributed Denial-of-Service
7 4 (3.31%) Clustering
8 2 (1.65%) Enterprise Storage
8 2 (1.65%) PKI
9 1 (0.83%) NHS
9 1 (0.83%) Private Cloud
9 1 (0.83%) Replication
9 1 (0.83%) Visualisation
Operating Systems
1 29 (23.97%) Windows
2 19 (15.70%) Linux
3 17 (14.05%) Windows Server
4 12 (9.92%) Unix
5 5 (4.13%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
6 3 (2.48%) Windows Server 2008
7 2 (1.65%) Windows Server 2012
8 1 (0.83%) CatOS
8 1 (0.83%) CentOS
8 1 (0.83%) Windows Server 2003
Processes & Methodologies
1 44 (36.36%) Load Balancing
2 23 (19.01%) Change Management
2 23 (19.01%) ITIL
3 21 (17.36%) Network Monitoring
4 19 (15.70%) Network Management
5 17 (14.05%) Problem Management
6 15 (12.40%) Information Security
7 14 (11.57%) Incident Management
8 13 (10.74%) Capacity Management
8 13 (10.74%) Computer Security
8 13 (10.74%) Security Patching
9 11 (9.09%) High Availability
10 10 (8.26%) Network Architecture
10 10 (8.26%) Project Management
11 9 (7.44%) Configuration Management
12 8 (6.61%) Network Design
13 6 (4.96%) Capacity Planning
13 6 (4.96%) Service Delivery
14 5 (4.13%) Low Latency
14 5 (4.13%) Security Architecture
Programming Languages
1 14 (11.57%) Perl
2 11 (9.09%) Python
3 9 (7.44%) Tcl
4 5 (4.13%) Bash Shell
5 4 (3.31%) Shell Script
6 2 (1.65%) SQL
7 1 (0.83%) Java
7 1 (0.83%) Korn
7 1 (0.83%) Ruby
Qualifications
1 84 (69.42%) Cisco Certification
2 45 (37.19%) CCNP
3 38 (31.40%) CCNA
4 23 (19.01%) CCIE
5 16 (13.22%) Degree
6 11 (9.09%) Security Cleared
7 10 (8.26%) SC Cleared
8 7 (5.79%) CCSE
8 7 (5.79%) CISSP
9 2 (1.65%) CCDP
9 2 (1.65%) CCSP
9 2 (1.65%) JNCIP
9 2 (1.65%) VMware Certified Professional (VCP)
10 1 (0.83%) Avaya Certification
10 1 (0.83%) Check Point Certification
10 1 (0.83%) JNCIS
10 1 (0.83%) VCP4
10 1 (0.83%) VERITAS Certified Professional (VCP)
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 9 (7.44%) PCI DSS
2 3 (2.48%) ISO/IEC 27001
3 2 (1.65%) GLP
4 1 (0.83%) ISO/IEC 17799
4 1 (0.83%) QA
4 1 (0.83%) SLA
System Software
1 17 (14.05%) VMware Infrastructure
2 12 (9.92%) Active Directory
3 8 (6.61%) Snort
3 8 (6.61%) VMware ESX
4 3 (2.48%) vCloud
5 1 (0.83%) Firmware
5 1 (0.83%) VMware Workstation
5 1 (0.83%) vSphere
Systems Management
1 7 (5.79%) Proventia
2 4 (3.31%) FortiGate
2 4 (3.31%) Nagios
3 2 (1.65%) Cacti
3 2 (1.65%) CiscoWorks
3 2 (1.65%) Graphite
3 2 (1.65%) NetBackup
3 2 (1.65%) NSN NetAct
3 2 (1.65%) Opsview
3 2 (1.65%) SolarWinds Orion
4 1 (0.83%) Cisco CUCM
4 1 (0.83%) HP NNM
4 1 (0.83%) TrustSec
Vendors
1 96 (79.34%) Cisco
2 47 (38.84%) F5
3 36 (29.75%) Juniper
4 30 (24.79%) VMware
5 27 (22.31%) CheckPoint
6 16 (13.22%) Palo Alto
6 16 (13.22%) SolarWinds
7 11 (9.09%) Blue Coat
8 9 (7.44%) Microsoft
9 8 (6.61%) Cyberoam
9 8 (6.61%) HP
10 7 (5.79%) Sourcefire
11 6 (4.96%) Aruba
12 5 (4.13%) Intel Security
12 5 (4.13%) Red Hat
13 4 (3.31%) Riverbed
14 3 (2.48%) Fortinet
14 3 (2.48%) Huawei
14 3 (2.48%) Infoblox
14 3 (2.48%) Mitel
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