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 23 October 2014 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
23 Oct 2014
Same period 2013 Same period 2012
Hot Standby Router Protocol (HSRP)
Rank 520 523 513
Rank change year-on-year
+3 -10
Contract jobs citing HSRP 92 52 66
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the UK 0.16% 0.10% 0.12%
As % of the Communications & Networking category 1.09% 0.74% 0.79%
Number of daily rates quoted 55 28 21
Average daily rate
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£363 £338 £323
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+7.40% +4.65%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £299 £250 £251
10% offered a daily rate of more than £425 £550 £415
UK excluding London average daily rate £368 £300 £299
% change year-on-year
+22.50% +0.41%
Number of hourly rates quoted 6 0 0
Average hourly rate £28.00 - -
UK excluding London average hourly rate £28.00 - -

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
8459 6986 8317
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the UK 14.48% 13.53% 15.26%
Number of daily rates quoted 4786 3831 3949
Average daily rate £363 £375 £363
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
-3.33% +3.44%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £225 £225 £213
10% offered a daily rate of more than £500 £525 £500
UK excluding London average daily rate £348 £325 £340
% change year-on-year
+7.07% -4.41%
Number of hourly rates quoted 470 442 618
Average hourly rate £22.50 £21.75 £20.50
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
+3.44% +6.09%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £12.50 £12.50 £12.37
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £45.00 £40.00 £42.50
UK excluding London average hourly rate £22.50 £22.50 £21.00
% change year-on-year
- +7.14%

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 23 October 2014.

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 23 October 2014.

HSRP Hourly Rate Histogram 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 23 October 2014. 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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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 +8 87 £363 +11.53% 17
London +49 72 £363 - 9
City of London +36 23 £300 - 6
South East -21 10 £360 +100.00% 5
Surrey - 7 £355 - 1
Guildford - 6 £360 -
East Midlands -1 2 £450 +80.00% 1
Nottinghamshire - 2 £450 - 1
West Yorkshire -6 1 - -
Yorkshire -11 1 - -
Hampshire -18 1 £450 +150.00% 2
East Sussex - 1 - -
Southampton - 1 £450 -
Nottingham - 1 £450 - 1
Bexhill-On-Sea - 1 - -
Birmingham - - - -
Bradford - - - -
Caerphilly - - - -
Crawley - - - - 1
Dunstable - - - -
Eastleigh - - - -
Gloucester - - - -
Grantham - - - -
Reading - - - - 1
Newcastle upon Tyne - - - -
Harlow - - - -
Leeds - - - -
Lincoln - - - -
Staines - - - -
Uxbridge - - - - 1

HSRP
Top 30 Related IT Skills

For the 6 months to 23 October 2014, 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.

1 108 (81.82%) Firewall
2 106 (80.30%) OSPF
3 105 (79.55%) BGP
4 103 (78.03%) Cisco
5 73 (55.30%) Cisco Certification
5 73 (55.30%) TCP/IP
6 72 (54.55%) WAN
7 70 (53.03%) VPN
8 68 (51.52%) VLAN
9 61 (46.21%) VRRP
10 54 (40.91%) CheckPoint
11 51 (38.64%) LAN
12 48 (36.36%) MPLS
12 48 (36.36%) CCNP
13 47 (35.61%) Cisco Nexus
14 43 (32.58%) Juniper
15 42 (31.82%) CCIE
16 40 (30.30%) EIGRP
17 38 (28.79%) IPsec
17 38 (28.79%) DNS
17 38 (28.79%) F5
18 36 (27.27%) Blue Coat
19 35 (26.52%) SNMP
20 32 (24.24%) Cisco IOS
21 31 (23.48%) Windows
22 29 (21.97%) DMVPN
22 29 (21.97%) Analytical Skills
23 27 (20.45%) TACACS
24 24 (18.18%) Network Monitoring
24 24 (18.18%) Network Security

HSRP
Top Related IT Skills by Category

For the 6 months to 23 October 2014, 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 5 (3.79%) IIS
Applications
1 11 (8.33%) MS Office
1 11 (8.33%) MS Excel
1 11 (8.33%) MS Visio
Business Applications
1 1 (0.76%) Dynamics CRM
Cloud Services
1 1 (0.76%) IaaS
1 1 (0.76%) SaaS
Communications & Networking
1 108 (81.82%) Firewall
2 106 (80.30%) OSPF
3 105 (79.55%) BGP
4 73 (55.30%) TCP/IP
5 72 (54.55%) WAN
6 70 (53.03%) VPN
7 68 (51.52%) VLAN
8 61 (46.21%) VRRP
9 51 (38.64%) LAN
10 48 (36.36%) MPLS
11 47 (35.61%) Cisco Nexus
12 40 (30.30%) EIGRP
13 38 (28.79%) IPsec
13 38 (28.79%) DNS
14 35 (26.52%) SNMP
15 32 (24.24%) Cisco IOS
16 29 (21.97%) DMVPN
17 27 (20.45%) TACACS
18 24 (18.18%) Network Security
19 23 (17.42%) Intrusion Detection
Database & Business Intelligence
1 4 (3.03%) SQL Server
2 3 (2.27%) SQL Server 2008
3 1 (0.76%) SQL Server 2012
Development Applications
1 5 (3.79%) VSS/SourceSafe
General
1 23 (17.42%) Banking
2 20 (15.15%) Finance
3 11 (8.33%) Telecoms
4 6 (4.55%) Investment Banking
5 5 (3.79%) Spanish Language
6 2 (1.52%) Russian Language
6 2 (1.52%) Retail
7 1 (0.76%) Law
7 1 (0.76%) Marketing
7 1 (0.76%) Local Government
7 1 (0.76%) French Language
Job Titles
1 60 (45.45%) Network Engineer
2 23 (17.42%) Security Engineer
3 21 (15.91%) Senior Network Engineer
3 21 (15.91%) Network Security Engineer
4 18 (13.64%) Network Support
5 16 (12.12%) Cisco Engineer
6 15 (11.36%) Architect
7 12 (9.09%) Senior Network Security Engineer
7 12 (9.09%) Senior Security Engineer
8 11 (8.33%) Solutions Architect
8 11 (8.33%) Consultant
9 10 (7.58%) Network Consultant
10 9 (6.82%) Network Architect
10 9 (6.82%) Analyst
11 7 (5.30%) Cisco Network Engineer
11 7 (5.30%) Support Engineer
11 7 (5.30%) Cisco Consultant
11 7 (5.30%) Cisco Support
11 7 (5.30%) Cisco Network Consultant
12 6 (4.55%) Cisco Support Engineer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 14 (10.61%) FIX Protocol
2 1 (0.76%) Middleware
Miscellaneous
1 29 (21.97%) Analytical Skills
2 14 (10.61%) PKI
3 13 (9.85%) FlexPod
4 5 (3.79%) Management Information System
4 5 (3.79%) Computer Science
5 4 (3.03%) Open Source
6 2 (1.52%) SecurID
6 2 (1.52%) e-Health
7 1 (0.76%) SCADA
Operating Systems
1 31 (23.48%) Windows
2 19 (14.39%) UNIX
3 18 (13.64%) Linux
4 4 (3.03%) Windows Server 2012
4 4 (3.03%) Windows XP
5 3 (2.27%) Windows Server 2003
5 3 (2.27%) Windows Server 2008
Processes & Methodologies
1 24 (18.18%) Network Monitoring
2 21 (15.91%) Change Management
3 17 (12.88%) Load Balancing
4 14 (10.61%) WAN Optimisation
5 13 (9.85%) Information Assurance
6 12 (9.09%) Network Design
7 11 (8.33%) ISMS
7 11 (8.33%) Network Load Balancing
7 11 (8.33%) High Availability
7 11 (8.33%) Network Management
8 10 (7.58%) Network Architecture
8 10 (7.58%) Mentoring
8 10 (7.58%) ITIL
9 9 (6.82%) Low Latency
10 8 (6.06%) Configuration Management
10 8 (6.06%) Project Management
10 8 (6.06%) Validation
11 5 (3.79%) Service Delivery
11 5 (3.79%) Network Planning
12 4 (3.03%) Disaster Recovery
Programming Languages
1 15 (11.36%) Perl
2 7 (5.30%) R
3 3 (2.27%) SQL
Qualifications
1 73 (55.30%) Cisco Certification
2 48 (36.36%) CCNP
3 42 (31.82%) CCIE
4 21 (15.91%) CCNA
5 10 (7.58%) Security Cleared
6 9 (6.82%) CCSE
7 8 (6.06%) SC Cleared
7 8 (6.06%) Degree
8 4 (3.03%) CCSP
8 4 (3.03%) CISSP
9 3 (2.27%) ITIL Certification
10 2 (1.52%) PRINCE2 Certification
10 2 (1.52%) CCDP
11 1 (0.76%) CCVP
11 1 (0.76%) Check Point Certification
11 1 (0.76%) JNCIA
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 9 (6.82%) SLA
2 4 (3.03%) ISO/IEC 27001
3 1 (0.76%) QA
System Software
1 22 (16.67%) Snort
2 10 (7.58%) ProxySG
3 9 (6.82%) VMware Infrastructure
4 5 (3.79%) Active Directory
5 4 (3.03%) Nmap
6 1 (0.76%) Hyper-V
6 1 (0.76%) vSphere
Systems Management
1 13 (9.85%) RANCID
1 13 (9.85%) OpenNMS
2 5 (3.79%) CiscoWorks
3 4 (3.03%) Nessus
4 3 (2.27%) Cisco CUCM
5 2 (1.52%) CA Spectrum
5 2 (1.52%) Cisco IPCC
6 1 (0.76%) EMC NetWorker
6 1 (0.76%) Cacti
6 1 (0.76%) FortiGate
6 1 (0.76%) SolarWinds Orion
Vendors
1 103 (78.03%) Cisco
2 54 (40.91%) CheckPoint
3 43 (32.58%) Juniper
4 38 (28.79%) F5
5 36 (27.27%) Blue Coat
6 18 (13.64%) Sourcefire
6 18 (13.64%) Microsoft
7 9 (6.82%) VMware
8 8 (6.06%) Redback
8 8 (6.06%) Huawei
8 8 (6.06%) Nokia
8 8 (6.06%) Radware
9 7 (5.30%) HP
9 7 (5.30%) SolarWinds
10 6 (4.55%) Riverbed
10 6 (4.55%) Ericsson
11 4 (3.03%) Dell
12 3 (2.27%) Citrix
12 3 (2.27%) SonicWALL
12 3 (2.27%) NETGEAR
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