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 2 June 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
2 Jun 2015
Same period 2014 Same period 2013
Hot Standby Router Protocol (HSRP)
Rank 517 548 522
Rank change year-on-year
+31 -26
Contract jobs citing HSRP 77 29 37
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the UK 0.14% 0.055% 0.081%
As % of the Communications & Networking category 0.99% 0.42% 0.55%
Number of daily rates quoted 47 11 13
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Average daily rate % change year-on-year
-0.73% -3.54%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £230 £155 £280
10% offered a daily rate of more than £455 £425 £450
UK excluding London average daily rate £275 £340 £300
% change year-on-year
-19.11% +13.23%
Number of hourly rates quoted 1 1 0
Average hourly rate £30.00 £27.50 -
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
+9.09% -
UK excluding London average hourly rate £30.00 - -

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
7777 6875 6687
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the UK 14.51% 13.14% 14.57%
Number of daily rates quoted 4358 3724 3295
Average daily rate £350 £363 £350
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
-3.44% +3.57%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £205 £200 £210
10% offered a daily rate of more than £500 £500 £500
UK excluding London average daily rate £340 £335 £315
% change year-on-year
+1.49% +6.34%
Number of hourly rates quoted 441 381 527
Average hourly rate £26.00 £19.00 £22.25
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
+36.84% -14.60%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £13.00 £12.00 £13.50
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £49.50 £40.50 £43.20
UK excluding London average hourly rate £26.50 £18.00 £22.25
% change year-on-year
+47.22% -19.10%

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 2 June 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 30 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 2 June 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 +35 73 £344 -2.82% 16
London +30 37 £355 -5.33% 4
South East +1 17 £335 +28.35% 6
City of London +16 9 £300 -0.82% 2
Buckinghamshire - 9 £335 -
North West -14 6 - - 1
East of England +9 5 £265 -33.75% 3
Milton Keynes - 5 - -
Hampshire +4 4 £550 +294.26% 3
Cambridgeshire - 4 £270 - 3
Manchester -10 3 - - 1
Leeds - 3 £375 - 2
Liverpool - 3 - -
West Yorkshire - 3 £375 - 2
Berkshire - 3 £230 -
Yorkshire - 3 £375 - 2
Merseyside - 3 - -
West Midlands -7 2 - -
Birmingham - 2 - -
Cambridge - 2 £278 - 3
Newbury - 1 - -
Newport - 1 £250 - 1
Northampton - 1 £425 -
Oxford - 1 £250 - 1
Reading - 1 - -
Swindon - 1 - -
Watford - 1 £215 -
Docklands, London - 1 - -
East Midlands - 1 £425 -
South Wales - 1 £250 - 2

HSRP
Top 30 Related IT Skills

For the 6 months to 2 June 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.

1 124 (93.94%) OSPF
2 121 (91.67%) Cisco
3 119 (90.15%) BGP
4 87 (65.91%) Cisco Certification
5 82 (62.12%) MPLS
6 79 (59.85%) Firewall
7 76 (57.58%) VRRP
8 69 (52.27%) Juniper
9 68 (51.52%) CCNP
9 68 (51.52%) LAN
10 66 (50.00%) WAN
11 64 (48.48%) EIGRP
12 61 (46.21%) VPN
13 53 (40.15%) F5
14 50 (37.88%) TCP/IP
15 46 (34.85%) CCNA
16 44 (33.33%) Cisco ASA
17 43 (32.58%) Data Centre
18 41 (31.06%) CheckPoint
19 40 (30.30%) CCIE
19 40 (30.30%) Multicast
20 38 (28.79%) Ethernet
20 38 (28.79%) Telecoms
21 35 (26.52%) IPsec
21 35 (26.52%) Wireless
22 34 (25.76%) DNS
22 34 (25.76%) Cisco IOS
22 34 (25.76%) Cisco Nexus
23 33 (25.00%) VLAN
23 33 (25.00%) Finance

HSRP
Top Related IT Skills by Category

For the 6 months to 2 June 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 1 (0.76%) SharePoint
1 1 (0.76%) MS Exchange
1 1 (0.76%) Lync
Applications
1 3 (2.27%) MS Excel
1 3 (2.27%) MS Visio
2 2 (1.52%) MS Office
3 1 (0.76%) Fireworks
3 1 (0.76%) MS PowerPoint
Cloud Services
1 6 (4.55%) SaaS
2 1 (0.76%) Office 365
2 1 (0.76%) Virtual Private Cloud
2 1 (0.76%) Microsoft Azure
2 1 (0.76%) Amazon AWS
Communications & Networking
1 124 (93.94%) OSPF
2 119 (90.15%) BGP
3 82 (62.12%) MPLS
4 79 (59.85%) Firewall
5 76 (57.58%) VRRP
6 68 (51.52%) LAN
7 66 (50.00%) WAN
8 64 (48.48%) EIGRP
9 61 (46.21%) VPN
10 50 (37.88%) TCP/IP
11 44 (33.33%) Cisco ASA
12 40 (30.30%) Multicast
13 38 (28.79%) Ethernet
14 35 (26.52%) IPsec
14 35 (26.52%) Wireless
15 34 (25.76%) DNS
15 34 (25.76%) Cisco IOS
15 34 (25.76%) Cisco Nexus
16 33 (25.00%) VLAN
17 31 (23.48%) DHCP
Database & Business Intelligence
1 1 (0.76%) SQL Server 2012
1 1 (0.76%) SQL Server
1 1 (0.76%) SQL Server 2008
Development Applications
1 4 (3.03%) VSS/SourceSafe
General
1 38 (28.79%) Telecoms
2 33 (25.00%) Finance
3 17 (12.88%) Banking
4 8 (6.06%) Back Office
5 2 (1.52%) Investment Banking
6 1 (0.76%) Legal
6 1 (0.76%) Electronics
6 1 (0.76%) Spanish Language
Job Titles
1 71 (53.79%) Network Engineer
2 30 (22.73%) Security Engineer
3 22 (16.67%) IP Engineer
4 19 (14.39%) Implementation Engineer
4 19 (14.39%) Network Security Engineer
5 17 (12.88%) Operations Engineer
6 16 (12.12%) Senior Network Engineer
7 7 (5.30%) Support Engineer
7 7 (5.30%) Architect
7 7 (5.30%) Network Architect
7 7 (5.30%) Cisco Engineer
7 7 (5.30%) Network Specialist
7 7 (5.30%) Back Office Engineer
8 6 (4.55%) Network Consultant
8 6 (4.55%) Consultant
9 5 (3.79%) Network Implementation Engineer
9 5 (3.79%) NOC Engineer
9 5 (3.79%) Senior Security Engineer
9 5 (3.79%) Senior Network Security Engineer
10 4 (3.03%) Network Design Engineer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 2 (1.52%) Web Services
2 1 (0.76%) OCX
2 1 (0.76%) ISPF
2 1 (0.76%) XMPP
Miscellaneous
1 43 (32.58%) Data Centre
2 11 (8.33%) Computer Science
3 10 (7.58%) PKI
4 9 (6.82%) Analytical Skills
5 6 (4.55%) Enterprise Software
6 4 (3.03%) Video Conferencing
7 3 (2.27%) Management Information System
8 2 (1.52%) NHS
8 2 (1.52%) Eurex
9 1 (0.76%) FlexPod
9 1 (0.76%) Hybrid Cloud
9 1 (0.76%) Clustering
9 1 (0.76%) SecurID
Operating Systems
1 25 (18.94%) Windows
2 22 (16.67%) UNIX
3 19 (14.39%) Linux
4 2 (1.52%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
5 1 (0.76%) Mac OS
Processes & Methodologies
1 23 (17.42%) ITIL
2 18 (13.64%) Load Balancing
3 16 (12.12%) Migration
4 14 (10.61%) Network Design
5 13 (9.85%) Network Architecture
5 13 (9.85%) Enterprise Architecture
6 9 (6.82%) Validation
6 9 (6.82%) Project Management
7 8 (6.06%) Continuous Improvement
7 8 (6.06%) Incident Management
7 8 (6.06%) Information Security
7 8 (6.06%) Change Management
8 7 (5.30%) Mentoring
8 7 (5.30%) Network Monitoring
8 7 (5.30%) Low Latency
8 7 (5.30%) Disaster Recovery
9 6 (4.55%) Ultra-Low Latency
10 5 (3.79%) Network Management
10 5 (3.79%) Security Architecture
10 5 (3.79%) Capacity Planning
Programming Languages
1 3 (2.27%) Lisp
2 2 (1.52%) Perl
3 1 (0.76%) Shell Script
3 1 (0.76%) Bash Shell
Qualifications
1 87 (65.91%) Cisco Certification
2 68 (51.52%) CCNP
3 46 (34.85%) CCNA
4 40 (30.30%) CCIE
5 23 (17.42%) CCIP
6 15 (11.36%) JNCIP
7 14 (10.61%) JNCIA
7 14 (10.61%) Security Cleared
8 12 (9.09%) CCDP
9 11 (8.33%) Degree
10 9 (6.82%) DV Cleared
11 8 (6.06%) SC Cleared
12 5 (3.79%) CCSE
13 4 (3.03%) HNC
13 4 (3.03%) HND
14 3 (2.27%) Avaya Certification
14 3 (2.27%) CISSP
14 3 (2.27%) VMware Certified Professional (VCP)
15 2 (1.52%) CCDE
15 2 (1.52%) CCSP
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 5 (3.79%) SLA
2 1 (0.76%) QA
2 1 (0.76%) PCI DSS
System Software
1 16 (12.12%) VMware Infrastructure
2 10 (7.58%) Snort
3 4 (3.03%) Active Directory
3 4 (3.03%) VMware ESX
4 3 (2.27%) vSphere
5 2 (1.52%) NFS
6 1 (0.76%) Terminal Services
6 1 (0.76%) Hyper-V
6 1 (0.76%) XenApp
Systems Management
1 10 (7.58%) OpenView
1 10 (7.58%) CiscoWorks
2 9 (6.82%) AirWatch
3 3 (2.27%) Cisco CUCM
4 2 (1.52%) SolarWinds Orion
5 1 (0.76%) Cisco Prime
5 1 (0.76%) Opsview
5 1 (0.76%) Cisco UCCX
5 1 (0.76%) RANCID
5 1 (0.76%) Graphite
5 1 (0.76%) Iperf
5 1 (0.76%) Nagios
5 1 (0.76%) SCOM
5 1 (0.76%) Cacti
5 1 (0.76%) OpenNMS
5 1 (0.76%) HP Quality Center
Vendors
1 121 (91.67%) Cisco
2 69 (52.27%) Juniper
3 53 (40.15%) F5
4 41 (31.06%) CheckPoint
5 23 (17.42%) VMware
6 17 (12.88%) HP
7 15 (11.36%) BT
8 14 (10.61%) Blue Coat
8 14 (10.61%) Aruba
9 13 (9.85%) SolarWinds
10 11 (8.33%) Sourcefire
11 10 (7.58%) Websense
12 7 (5.30%) Riverbed
13 5 (3.79%) Brocade
14 4 (3.03%) Fortinet
14 4 (3.03%) ProCurve
14 4 (3.03%) Avaya
14 4 (3.03%) Dell
14 4 (3.03%) Red Hat
15 3 (2.27%) SevOne
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