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 24 April 2015 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
24 Apr 2015
Same period 2014 Same period 2013
Hot Standby Router Protocol (HSRP)
Rank 537 562 514
Rank change year-on-year
+25 -48
Contract jobs citing HSRP 57 38 45
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the UK 0.10% 0.069% 0.093%
As % of the Communications & Networking category 0.70% 0.53% 0.60%
Number of daily rates quoted 33 14 21
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£355 £334 £300
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+6.36% +11.25%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £275 £285 £200
10% offered a daily rate of more than £465 £389 £475
UK excluding London average daily rate £300 £334 £300
% change year-on-year
-10.11% +11.25%
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 1 0
Average hourly rate - £27.50 -
UK excluding London average hourly rate - - -

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
8185 7226 7463
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the UK 14.69% 13.09% 15.39%
Number of daily rates quoted 4470 3816 3720
Average daily rate £350 £360 £350
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
-2.77% +2.85%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £208 £200 £200
10% offered a daily rate of more than £500 £500 £500
UK excluding London average daily rate £340 £338 £315
% change year-on-year
+0.74% +7.14%
Number of hourly rates quoted 442 399 579
Average hourly rate £28.75 £20.00 £22.25
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
+43.75% -10.11%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £12.50 £12.50 £12.50
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £45.00 £45.00 £42.50
UK excluding London average hourly rate £30.00 £20.00 £22.50
% change year-on-year
+50.00% -11.11%

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 24 April 2015.

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 25 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 24 April 2015. 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 +22 56 £359 +10.38% 27
London +23 26 £363 +7.40% 9
North West -11 12 £275 -
South East -17 9 £375 +27.11% 9
Manchester -10 7 - -
Buckinghamshire - 7 £335 -
City of London +19 5 £338 +3.84% 3
Milton Keynes - 5 - -
East of England +25 4 £275 -31.25%
East Midlands - 4 £425 - 2
Merseyside - 4 - -
Liverpool - 4 - -
Northampton - 4 £425 - 2
Northamptonshire - 4 £425 - 2
Berkshire -17 2 £425 +44.06% 2
Cambridgeshire - 2 £283 -
Essex +9 1 - -
Hertfordshire - 1 £215 -
Docklands, London - 1 - -
Watford - 1 £215 -
Cambridge - 1 £290 -
Newport - 1 £300 -
Canary Wharf - 1 - -
South Wales - 1 £300 - 1
Wales - 1 £300 - 1

HSRP
Top 30 Related IT Skills

For the 6 months to 24 April 2015, 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.

1 115 (94.26%) Cisco
2 113 (92.62%) OSPF
3 106 (86.89%) BGP
4 81 (66.39%) MPLS
5 79 (64.75%) Cisco Certification
6 72 (59.02%) VRRP
7 71 (58.20%) Firewall
8 66 (54.10%) CCNP
9 64 (52.46%) VPN
10 58 (47.54%) Juniper
11 56 (45.90%) WAN
12 55 (45.08%) EIGRP
13 53 (43.44%) LAN
14 51 (41.80%) CCNA
15 45 (36.89%) TCP/IP
16 44 (36.07%) CCIE
17 42 (34.43%) CheckPoint
17 42 (34.43%) F5
18 41 (33.61%) Telecoms
19 38 (31.15%) Cisco IOS
19 38 (31.15%) Cisco ASA
20 36 (29.51%) Ethernet
21 33 (27.05%) Wireless
21 33 (27.05%) Cisco Nexus
22 31 (25.41%) VLAN
22 31 (25.41%) DNS
23 29 (23.77%) Multicast
24 28 (22.95%) CCIP
25 26 (21.31%) UNIX
26 25 (20.49%) Windows

HSRP
Top Related IT Skills by Category

For the 6 months to 24 April 2015, 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 2 (1.64%) MS Exchange
2 1 (0.82%) Lync
2 1 (0.82%) SharePoint
Applications
1 2 (1.64%) MS Excel
2 1 (0.82%) Fireworks
2 1 (0.82%) MS Visio
2 1 (0.82%) MS Office
Cloud Services
1 4 (3.28%) Amazon AWS
2 2 (1.64%) Virtual Private Cloud
2 2 (1.64%) Microsoft Azure
3 1 (0.82%) Office 365
Communications & Networking
1 113 (92.62%) OSPF
2 106 (86.89%) BGP
3 81 (66.39%) MPLS
4 72 (59.02%) VRRP
5 71 (58.20%) Firewall
6 64 (52.46%) VPN
7 56 (45.90%) WAN
8 55 (45.08%) EIGRP
9 53 (43.44%) LAN
10 45 (36.89%) TCP/IP
11 38 (31.15%) Cisco IOS
11 38 (31.15%) Cisco ASA
12 36 (29.51%) Ethernet
13 33 (27.05%) Wireless
13 33 (27.05%) Cisco Nexus
14 31 (25.41%) VLAN
14 31 (25.41%) DNS
15 29 (23.77%) Multicast
16 25 (20.49%) Junos
17 24 (19.67%) DHCP
Database & Business Intelligence
1 2 (1.64%) SQL Server
1 2 (1.64%) SQL Server 2012
1 2 (1.64%) SQL Server 2008
Development Applications
1 2 (1.64%) VSS/SourceSafe
General
1 41 (33.61%) Telecoms
2 15 (12.30%) Finance
3 12 (9.84%) Banking
4 8 (6.56%) Back Office
5 2 (1.64%) Manufacturing
6 1 (0.82%) Spanish Language
6 1 (0.82%) Investment Banking
Job Titles
1 65 (53.28%) Network Engineer
2 27 (22.13%) IP Engineer
2 27 (22.13%) Security Engineer
3 23 (18.85%) Implementation Engineer
4 21 (17.21%) Operations Engineer
5 18 (14.75%) Network Security Engineer
6 13 (10.66%) Cisco Engineer
7 11 (9.02%) Senior Network Engineer
8 10 (8.20%) Support Engineer
9 9 (7.38%) Architect
10 8 (6.56%) Cisco Support
10 8 (6.56%) Network Architect
11 7 (5.74%) Back Office Engineer
11 7 (5.74%) Network Consultant
11 7 (5.74%) Consultant
12 6 (4.92%) Network Support
12 6 (4.92%) Senior Security Engineer
12 6 (4.92%) Senior Network Security Engineer
12 6 (4.92%) Cisco Support Engineer
13 5 (4.10%) Cisco Network Engineer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 2 (1.64%) Web Services
2 1 (0.82%) ISPF
Miscellaneous
1 9 (7.38%) Analytical Skills
1 9 (7.38%) PKI
2 6 (4.92%) FlexPod
3 4 (3.28%) Computer Science
4 2 (1.64%) Video Conferencing
4 2 (1.64%) Eurex
4 2 (1.64%) Hybrid Cloud
5 1 (0.82%) User Experience
5 1 (0.82%) NHS
Operating Systems
1 26 (21.31%) UNIX
2 25 (20.49%) Windows
3 21 (17.21%) Linux
4 4 (3.28%) Windows XP
4 4 (3.28%) Windows Server 2012
5 2 (1.64%) Mac OS
6 1 (0.82%) Windows 8
Processes & Methodologies
1 22 (18.03%) ITIL
2 17 (13.93%) Load Balancing
3 16 (13.11%) Migration
4 15 (12.30%) Enterprise Architecture
5 12 (9.84%) Network Design
6 9 (7.38%) Validation
7 8 (6.56%) Change Management
7 8 (6.56%) Disaster Recovery
7 8 (6.56%) Incident Management
7 8 (6.56%) Network Architecture
7 8 (6.56%) Mentoring
8 7 (5.74%) Continuous Improvement
9 6 (4.92%) Network Monitoring
10 5 (4.10%) Low Latency
10 5 (4.10%) Ultra-Low Latency
10 5 (4.10%) Information Security
10 5 (4.10%) Project Management
11 4 (3.28%) Stakeholder Management
11 4 (3.28%) TOGAF
11 4 (3.28%) Network Management
Programming Languages
1 7 (5.74%) Perl
Qualifications
1 79 (64.75%) Cisco Certification
2 66 (54.10%) CCNP
3 51 (41.80%) CCNA
4 44 (36.07%) CCIE
5 28 (22.95%) CCIP
6 20 (16.39%) JNCIP
7 19 (15.57%) JNCIA
8 12 (9.84%) Security Cleared
9 11 (9.02%) CCDP
10 9 (7.38%) DV Cleared
11 6 (4.92%) SC Cleared
12 5 (4.10%) CCSE
13 4 (3.28%) HNC
13 4 (3.28%) HND
14 2 (1.64%) CISSP
14 2 (1.64%) Microsoft Certification
14 2 (1.64%) Check Point Certification
14 2 (1.64%) Avaya Certification
14 2 (1.64%) CCDA
14 2 (1.64%) MCSE
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 5 (4.10%) SLA
System Software
1 14 (11.48%) VMware Infrastructure
2 10 (8.20%) Snort
3 5 (4.10%) Active Directory
4 4 (3.28%) Hyper-V
5 2 (1.64%) Terminal Services
6 1 (0.82%) ProxySG
6 1 (0.82%) vSphere
6 1 (0.82%) XenApp
6 1 (0.82%) VMware ESX
Systems Management
1 9 (7.38%) OpenView
1 9 (7.38%) CiscoWorks
2 8 (6.56%) AirWatch
3 6 (4.92%) OpenNMS
3 6 (4.92%) RANCID
4 4 (3.28%) SCOM
5 2 (1.64%) SolarWinds Orion
5 2 (1.64%) SCCM
6 1 (0.82%) Cisco Prime
Vendors
1 115 (94.26%) Cisco
2 58 (47.54%) Juniper
3 42 (34.43%) CheckPoint
3 42 (34.43%) F5
4 22 (18.03%) VMware
5 20 (16.39%) BT
6 16 (13.11%) HP
7 13 (10.66%) SolarWinds
8 12 (9.84%) Blue Coat
9 10 (8.20%) Sourcefire
10 9 (7.38%) Aruba
10 9 (7.38%) Riverbed
10 9 (7.38%) Websense
11 6 (4.92%) Microsoft
12 5 (4.10%) Fortinet
13 3 (2.46%) SevOne
13 3 (2.46%) Citrix
14 2 (1.64%) Siemens
14 2 (1.64%) Ericsson
14 2 (1.64%) Avaya
Swindon
Real Staffing
Rate: £350 - £425 per day
Posted: 2 days ago
City, London
Connectus
Rate: £360 per day
Posted: 3 days ago
London
Volt
Rate: £280.00 - £300.00 per day
Posted: 3 days ago
England
Orgtel
Rate: £250 - £300 per day + competitive
Posted: 11 days ago
London
Energon Global
Rate: £250.00 - £300.00 per annum
Posted: 11 days ago
North Yorkshire
Capita - ITIN
Rate: £500.00 per annum
Posted: 12 days ago
Sutton, Surrey
Reed Business Information Ltd
Rate: From £280 to £320 per annum direct - no agency margin
Posted: 23 days ago