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 28 August 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
28 Aug 2014
Same period 2013 Same period 2012
Hot Standby Router Protocol (HSRP)
Rank 545 531 542
Rank change year-on-year
-14 +11
Contract jobs citing HSRP 67 43 52
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the UK 0.12% 0.082% 0.090%
As % of the Communications & Networking category 0.83% 0.60% 0.58%
Number of daily rates quoted 37 25 14
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£325 £300 £375
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+8.33% -20.00%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £275 £235 £256
10% offered a daily rate of more than £425 £373 £408
UK excluding London average daily rate £360 £325 £375
% change year-on-year
+10.76% -13.33%
Number of hourly rates quoted 1 1 0
Average hourly rate £26.00 £17.00 -
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
+52.94% -
UK excluding London average hourly rate £26.00 £17.00 -
% change year-on-year
+52.94% -

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
8098 7110 8908
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the UK 14.55% 13.50% 15.39%
Number of daily rates quoted 4382 3840 4029
Average daily rate £360 £350 £350
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+2.85% -
90% offered a daily rate of more than £220 £200 £200
10% offered a daily rate of more than £500 £500 £475
UK excluding London average daily rate £338 £325 £330
% change year-on-year
+3.84% -1.51%
Number of hourly rates quoted 434 414 695
Average hourly rate £21.75 £22.50 £22.50
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
-3.33% -
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £12.50 £13.35 £12.50
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £50.00 £38.15 £45.00
UK excluding London average hourly rate £22.50 £23.21 £25.00
% change year-on-year
-3.05% -7.16%

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 28 August 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
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 28 August 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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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 +11 64 £325 +8.33% 18
London +45 55 £325 +8.33% 10
City of London +41 21 £300 -3.61% 5
South East -6 7 £360 +5.88% 7
Guildford - 3 £360 - 1
Surrey - 3 £360 - 3
Yorkshire +5 1 - -
West Yorkshire +4 1 - -
Wiltshire - - - -
Canary Wharf - - - -
East of England - - - - 1
Farnborough - - - -
Harlow - - - -
Hemel Hempstead - - - -
Leeds - - - -
South Wales - - - -
South West - - - -
Wales - - - -
West Midlands - - - -
Reading - - - -
Rotherham - - - -
Southampton - - - -
Bedfordshire - - - - 1
Berkshire - - - -
Essex - - - -
Hampshire - - - - 3
Hertfordshire - - - -
South Yorkshire - - - -
Basingstoke - - - - 1
Birmingham - - - -

HSRP
Top 30 Related IT Skills

For the 6 months to 28 August 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 80 (85.11%) Cisco
2 79 (84.04%) BGP
3 77 (81.91%) Firewall
4 73 (77.66%) OSPF
5 59 (62.77%) Cisco Certification
6 57 (60.64%) WAN
7 52 (55.32%) VPN
8 48 (51.06%) VRRP
9 47 (50.00%) TCP/IP
10 43 (45.74%) LAN
10 43 (45.74%) VLAN
11 42 (44.68%) CheckPoint
12 38 (40.43%) CCNP
13 36 (38.30%) Cisco Nexus
14 35 (37.23%) Juniper
14 35 (37.23%) MPLS
15 31 (32.98%) EIGRP
16 30 (31.91%) CCIE
16 30 (31.91%) F5
16 30 (31.91%) Cisco IOS
17 29 (30.85%) SNMP
18 26 (27.66%) Blue Coat
19 25 (26.60%) Ethernet
20 24 (25.53%) Network Security
21 22 (23.40%) IPsec
22 21 (22.34%) CCNA
23 20 (21.28%) Cisco ASA
24 19 (20.21%) Snort
25 17 (18.09%) Finance
25 17 (18.09%) Load Balancing

HSRP
Top Related IT Skills by Category

For the 6 months to 28 August 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 3 (3.19%) IIS
Applications
1 9 (9.57%) MS Excel
2 6 (6.38%) MS Visio
2 6 (6.38%) MS Office
3 1 (1.06%) MS Project
3 1 (1.06%) MS PowerPoint
Cloud Services
1 1 (1.06%) SaaS
Communications & Networking
1 79 (84.04%) BGP
2 77 (81.91%) Firewall
3 73 (77.66%) OSPF
4 57 (60.64%) WAN
5 52 (55.32%) VPN
6 48 (51.06%) VRRP
7 47 (50.00%) TCP/IP
8 43 (45.74%) LAN
8 43 (45.74%) VLAN
9 36 (38.30%) Cisco Nexus
10 35 (37.23%) MPLS
11 31 (32.98%) EIGRP
12 30 (31.91%) Cisco IOS
13 29 (30.85%) SNMP
14 25 (26.60%) Ethernet
15 24 (25.53%) Network Security
16 22 (23.40%) IPsec
17 20 (21.28%) Cisco ASA
18 14 (14.89%) VoIP
18 14 (14.89%) DNS
Database & Business Intelligence
1 1 (1.06%) SQL Server
1 1 (1.06%) SQL Server 2008
Development Applications
1 3 (3.19%) VSS/SourceSafe
General
1 17 (18.09%) Finance
2 16 (17.02%) Banking
3 12 (12.77%) Telecoms
4 5 (5.32%) Spanish Language
4 5 (5.32%) Investment Banking
5 1 (1.06%) Marketing
5 1 (1.06%) Retail
5 1 (1.06%) Billing
Job Titles
1 48 (51.06%) Network Engineer
2 20 (21.28%) Security Engineer
3 18 (19.15%) Network Security Engineer
4 17 (18.09%) Senior Network Engineer
5 13 (13.83%) Architect
6 11 (11.70%) Cisco Engineer
7 10 (10.64%) Solutions Architect
8 9 (9.57%) Senior Security Engineer
8 9 (9.57%) Senior Network Security Engineer
9 7 (7.45%) Analyst
10 6 (6.38%) Network Architect
11 5 (5.32%) Cisco Network Engineer
12 4 (4.26%) Designer
12 4 (4.26%) Network Consultant
12 4 (4.26%) Systems Analyst
12 4 (4.26%) Consultant
12 4 (4.26%) Systems Designer
13 3 (3.19%) Support Engineer
13 3 (3.19%) Network Analyst
13 3 (3.19%) Design Engineer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 6 (6.38%) FIX Protocol
2 1 (1.06%) OCX
Miscellaneous
1 7 (7.45%) PKI
2 6 (6.38%) Computer Science
3 5 (5.32%) FlexPod
4 4 (4.26%) Open Source
5 3 (3.19%) Management Information System
6 1 (1.06%) e-Health
6 1 (1.06%) SecurID
6 1 (1.06%) SCADA
6 1 (1.06%) NHS
Operating Systems
1 10 (10.64%) UNIX
2 9 (9.57%) Windows
3 5 (5.32%) Linux
4 2 (2.13%) Windows XP
4 2 (2.13%) Windows Server 2012
5 1 (1.06%) Windows Server 2003
5 1 (1.06%) Windows Server 2008
Processes & Methodologies
1 17 (18.09%) Load Balancing
2 14 (14.89%) Network Management
3 10 (10.64%) Change Management
4 9 (9.57%) Network Design
5 8 (8.51%) Validation
5 8 (8.51%) Network Architecture
5 8 (8.51%) Low Latency
6 7 (7.45%) Project Management
7 6 (6.38%) Network Monitoring
7 6 (6.38%) WAN Optimisation
7 6 (6.38%) Information Assurance
8 5 (5.32%) High Availability
9 4 (4.26%) ISMS
9 4 (4.26%) Kalman Filter
9 4 (4.26%) ITIL
9 4 (4.26%) Disaster Recovery
9 4 (4.26%) Migration
9 4 (4.26%) Network Load Balancing
10 3 (3.19%) Problem Management
10 3 (3.19%) Network Planning
Programming Languages
1 6 (6.38%) Perl
2 3 (3.19%) R
3 1 (1.06%) SQL
Qualifications
1 59 (62.77%) Cisco Certification
2 38 (40.43%) CCNP
3 30 (31.91%) CCIE
4 21 (22.34%) CCNA
5 10 (10.64%) Security Cleared
6 9 (9.57%) Degree
7 8 (8.51%) SC Cleared
7 8 (8.51%) CCSE
8 4 (4.26%) CISSP
8 4 (4.26%) CCSP
9 3 (3.19%) CCVP
10 2 (2.13%) JNCIE
10 2 (2.13%) CCDP
10 2 (2.13%) PRINCE2 Certification
11 1 (1.06%) Check Point Certification
11 1 (1.06%) ITIL Certification
11 1 (1.06%) CCDA
11 1 (1.06%) JNCIA
11 1 (1.06%) JNCIP
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 6 (6.38%) SLA
2 2 (2.13%) ISO/IEC 27001
3 1 (1.06%) QA
System Software
1 19 (20.21%) Snort
2 7 (7.45%) ProxySG
3 4 (4.26%) Nmap
4 3 (3.19%) VMware Infrastructure
5 1 (1.06%) Hyper-V
5 1 (1.06%) vSphere
5 1 (1.06%) Active Directory
Systems Management
1 6 (6.38%) Cisco CUCM
2 5 (5.32%) RANCID
2 5 (5.32%) OpenNMS
3 4 (4.26%) CiscoWorks
3 4 (4.26%) Nessus
4 3 (3.19%) MAILsweeper
5 2 (2.13%) Cisco IPCC
6 1 (1.06%) SolarWinds Orion
6 1 (1.06%) FortiGate
6 1 (1.06%) CA Spectrum
Vendors
1 80 (85.11%) Cisco
2 42 (44.68%) CheckPoint
3 35 (37.23%) Juniper
4 30 (31.91%) F5
5 26 (27.66%) Blue Coat
6 15 (15.96%) Sourcefire
7 13 (13.83%) Microsoft
8 8 (8.51%) Ericsson
8 8 (8.51%) Nokia
8 8 (8.51%) Huawei
8 8 (8.51%) Radware
8 8 (8.51%) Redback
9 5 (5.32%) Avaya
10 4 (4.26%) HP
10 4 (4.26%) Nortel
10 4 (4.26%) VMware
10 4 (4.26%) Riverbed
10 4 (4.26%) SolarWinds
11 3 (3.19%) Speakerbus
11 3 (3.19%) Citrix
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