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 18 January 2017 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
18 Jan 2017
Same period 2016 Same period 2015
Hot Standby Router Protocol (HSRP)
UK
Rank 544 566 532
Rank change year-on-year
+22 -34
Contract jobs citing HSRP 56 52 69
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the UK 0.12% 0.10% 0.14%
As % of the Communications & Networking category 0.82% 0.70% 0.93%
Number of daily rates quoted 40 26 41
Median daily rate £433 £350 £300
Median daily rate % change year-on-year
+23.57% +16.66%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £350 £275 £250
10% offered a daily rate of more than £491 £525 £413
UK excluding London median daily rate £350 £325 £325
% change year-on-year
+7.69% -
Number of hourly rates quoted 4 5 4
Median hourly rate £30.00 £30.00 £30.00
UK excluding London median hourly rate £30.00 £37.50 £30.00
% change year-on-year
-20.00% +25.00%

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
6869 7404 7386
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the UK 15.32% 14.56% 14.80%
Number of daily rates quoted 4162 4306 4176
Median daily rate £400 £400 £365
Median daily rate % change year-on-year
- +9.58%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £225 £238 £220
10% offered a daily rate of more than £550 £550 £500
UK excluding London median daily rate £370 £368 £350
% change year-on-year
+0.68% +5.00%
Number of hourly rates quoted 354 373 410
Median hourly rate £28.00 £27.66 £22.69
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year
+1.22% +21.90%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £12.07 £13.92 £12.52
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £55.00 £50.00 £40.00
UK excluding London median hourly rate £25.50 £30.00 £23.75
% change year-on-year
-15.00% +26.31%

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 18 January 2017.

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 23 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 18 January 2017. 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 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 +25 49 £433 +23.57% 9
London +18 35 £438 -2.77% 7
South East +13 7 £331 -5.42% 2
City of London -10 5 £433 -3.88% 3
Berkshire +5 4 £300 -
Surrey +19 2 £500 +42.85% 1
Reading +12 2 - -
East Midlands +4 2 - -
Lincolnshire - 2 - -
Bristol - 2 £360 -
South West - 2 £360 -
Scotland +23 1 - -
Luton +9 1 - -
Hampshire +9 1 £362 +2.84%
East of England +6 1 - -
Bedfordshire +5 1 - -
West Midlands - 1 - -
Shropshire - 1 - -
Telford - 1 - -
Aberdeen - 1 - -
Lincoln - 1 - -
Hayes - 1 £365 -
Camberley - 1 £500 -

HSRP
Top 30 Related IT Skills

For the 6 months to 18 January 2017, 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 80 (86.02%) Cisco
2 73 (78.49%) OSPF
3 64 (68.82%) BGP
4 60 (64.52%) Firewall
5 59 (63.44%) WAN
6 51 (54.84%) IPsec
7 48 (51.61%) MPLS
8 47 (50.54%) LAN
9 46 (49.46%) Cisco Certification
10 43 (46.24%) VRRP
11 42 (45.16%) TCP/IP
12 41 (44.09%) Data Centre
13 40 (43.01%) Cisco ASA
14 39 (41.94%) VPN
15 37 (39.78%) Finance
16 36 (38.71%) CCNP
17 33 (35.48%) F5
18 32 (34.41%) EIGRP
18 32 (34.41%) Wireless
19 29 (31.18%) DNS
19 29 (31.18%) Cisco IOS
20 27 (29.03%) CheckPoint
21 26 (27.96%) Juniper
21 26 (27.96%) SSL
22 25 (26.88%) Cisco Nexus
23 22 (23.66%) CCIE
23 22 (23.66%) CCNA
23 22 (23.66%) DHCP
24 21 (22.58%) VMware
25 20 (21.51%) Windows

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 6 (6.45%) MS Exchange
2 4 (4.30%) Exchange Server 2010
2 4 (4.30%) Exchange Server 2013
3 2 (2.15%) Exchange Server 2007
Applications
1 3 (3.23%) MS Visio
2 2 (2.15%) MS Excel
3 1 (1.08%) MS Office
Cloud Services
1 5 (5.38%) Office 365
2 3 (3.23%) Amazon AWS
2 3 (3.23%) AWS CloudFormation
3 2 (2.15%) Cloud Computing
4 1 (1.08%) SaaS
Communications & Networking
1 73 (78.49%) OSPF
2 64 (68.82%) BGP
3 60 (64.52%) Firewall
4 59 (63.44%) WAN
5 51 (54.84%) IPsec
6 48 (51.61%) MPLS
7 47 (50.54%) LAN
8 43 (46.24%) VRRP
9 42 (45.16%) TCP/IP
10 40 (43.01%) Cisco ASA
11 39 (41.94%) VPN
12 32 (34.41%) EIGRP
12 32 (34.41%) Wireless
13 29 (31.18%) Cisco IOS
13 29 (31.18%) DNS
14 26 (27.96%) SSL
15 25 (26.88%) Cisco Nexus
16 22 (23.66%) DHCP
17 20 (21.51%) Cisco Wireless
17 20 (21.51%) Spanning Tree
Database & Business Intelligence
1 1 (1.08%) SQL Server
1 1 (1.08%) SQL Server 2008
Development Applications
1 6 (6.45%) VSS/SourceSafe
2 5 (5.38%) JIRA
3 2 (2.15%) JMeter
General
1 37 (39.78%) Finance
2 8 (8.60%) Telecoms
3 4 (4.30%) Banking
4 3 (3.23%) Financial Institution
4 3 (3.23%) Multimedia
5 1 (1.08%) Back Office
5 1 (1.08%) Billing
5 1 (1.08%) Investment Banking
5 1 (1.08%) Retail
Job Titles
1 54 (58.06%) Network Engineer
2 16 (17.20%) Cisco Engineer
3 15 (16.13%) Network Support
4 13 (13.98%) Cisco Network Engineer
5 12 (12.90%) Senior Network Engineer
6 11 (11.83%) Network Support Engineer
6 11 (11.83%) Support Engineer
6 11 (11.83%) Voice Engineer
6 11 (11.83%) Voice Network Engineer
7 8 (8.60%) Firewall Engineer
7 8 (8.60%) Security Engineer
8 7 (7.53%) Analyst
8 7 (7.53%) Cisco Support
8 7 (7.53%) Senior Network Support
9 6 (6.45%) Network Security Engineer
9 6 (6.45%) Senior Network Support Engineer
9 6 (6.45%) Senior Support Engineer
9 6 (6.45%) Senior Voice Engineer
9 6 (6.45%) Senior Voice Network Engineer
9 6 (6.45%) Senior Voice Support Engineer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 19 (20.43%) 802.1X
2 4 (4.30%) XMPP
3 2 (2.15%) CSS
4 1 (1.08%) XML
4 1 (1.08%) XSLT
Miscellaneous
1 41 (44.09%) Data Centre
2 7 (7.53%) Management Information System
3 6 (6.45%) Cryptography
3 6 (6.45%) Driving Licence
4 3 (3.23%) Computer Science
4 3 (3.23%) Distributed Denial-of-Service
4 3 (3.23%) RSA SecurID
5 2 (2.15%) PKI
5 2 (2.15%) Video Conferencing
6 1 (1.08%) Analytical Skills
6 1 (1.08%) Cyber Defence
6 1 (1.08%) Enterprise Software
Operating Systems
1 20 (21.51%) Windows
2 13 (13.98%) Windows Server
3 8 (8.60%) Unix
4 4 (4.30%) Windows Server 2008
4 4 (4.30%) Windows Server 2012
5 3 (3.23%) Linux
6 2 (2.15%) Mac OS X
6 2 (2.15%) Ubuntu
6 2 (2.15%) Windows Server 2003
Processes & Methodologies
1 18 (19.35%) Change Management
2 16 (17.20%) ITIL
3 13 (13.98%) Load Balancing
4 11 (11.83%) Network Management
5 9 (9.68%) Asset Management
5 9 (9.68%) Network Monitoring
5 9 (9.68%) Problem Management
6 8 (8.60%) Information Security
6 8 (8.60%) Project Management
7 7 (7.53%) High Availability
8 6 (6.45%) Capacity Management
8 6 (6.45%) Computer Security
8 6 (6.45%) Incident Management
8 6 (6.45%) Network Architecture
8 6 (6.45%) Security Patching
8 6 (6.45%) Service Delivery
8 6 (6.45%) Smoke Testing
9 5 (5.38%) Migration
9 5 (5.38%) Multi-Factor Authentication
9 5 (5.38%) Two-Factor Authentication
Programming Languages
1 3 (3.23%) C
2 1 (1.08%) PowerShell
2 1 (1.08%) Shell Script
Qualifications
1 46 (49.46%) Cisco Certification
2 36 (38.71%) CCNP
3 22 (23.66%) CCIE
3 22 (23.66%) CCNA
4 10 (10.75%) CCSA
5 7 (7.53%) Security Cleared
6 6 (6.45%) Degree
6 6 (6.45%) SC Cleared
7 4 (4.30%) CCDE
7 4 (4.30%) CCDP
8 3 (3.23%) GCIH
8 3 (3.23%) GIAC
8 3 (3.23%) JNCIP
9 2 (2.15%) CISSP
9 2 (2.15%) ITIL Foundation Certificate
10 1 (1.08%) Avaya Certification
10 1 (1.08%) CCSP
10 1 (1.08%) ITIL Certification
10 1 (1.08%) PMI Certification
10 1 (1.08%) PMP
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 12 (12.90%) PCI DSS
2 2 (2.15%) ISO/IEC 27001
3 1 (1.08%) ISO 9001
System Software
1 15 (16.13%) VMware Infrastructure
2 8 (8.60%) Active Directory
3 6 (6.45%) Hyper-V
4 2 (2.15%) DFS Replication
4 2 (2.15%) VMware ESX
4 2 (2.15%) vSphere
5 1 (1.08%) vCloud
Systems Management
1 4 (4.30%) FortiGate
1 4 (4.30%) HP Quality Center
2 2 (2.15%) Cisco CUCM
2 2 (2.15%) Cisco UCCX
2 2 (2.15%) HP SIM
2 2 (2.15%) Nagios
2 2 (2.15%) OPNET
2 2 (2.15%) Pingdom
2 2 (2.15%) WhatsUp Gold
3 1 (1.08%) Cacti
3 1 (1.08%) Cisco Prime
3 1 (1.08%) Norton AntiVirus
3 1 (1.08%) OpenView
3 1 (1.08%) PowerCLI
3 1 (1.08%) SmokePing
Vendors
1 80 (86.02%) Cisco
2 33 (35.48%) F5
3 27 (29.03%) CheckPoint
4 26 (27.96%) Juniper
5 21 (22.58%) VMware
6 16 (17.20%) Palo Alto
7 10 (10.75%) Aruba
7 10 (10.75%) Microsoft
8 8 (8.60%) Fortinet
8 8 (8.60%) HP
9 7 (7.53%) Meraki
10 6 (6.45%) Blue Coat
10 6 (6.45%) Cyberoam
11 5 (5.38%) Citrix
11 5 (5.38%) SolarWinds
12 4 (4.30%) NetScout
13 3 (3.23%) Intel Security
13 3 (3.23%) Meru Networks
13 3 (3.23%) Riverbed
14 2 (2.15%) Verint