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 26 May 2016 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
26 May 2016
Same period 2015 Same period 2014
Hot Standby Router Protocol (HSRP)
Rank 591 553 586
Rank change year-on-year
-38 +33
Contract jobs citing HSRP 57 74 29
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the UK 0.11% 0.14% 0.055%
As % of the Communications & Networking category 0.67% 0.92% 0.41%
Number of daily rates quoted 32 46 10
Median daily rate £375 £344 £334
Median daily rate % change year-on-year
+9.09% +2.99%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £305 £230 £153
10% offered a daily rate of more than £485 £450 £403
UK excluding London median daily rate £350 £295 £340
% change year-on-year
+18.64% -13.23%
Number of hourly rates quoted 10 1 1
Median hourly rate £47.83 £30.00 £27.50
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year
+59.43% +9.09%
UK excluding London median hourly rate £47.83 £30.00 -
% change year-on-year
+59.43% -

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
8530 8022 7031
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the UK 15.87% 14.78% 13.35%
Number of daily rates quoted 5171 4464 3829
Median daily rate £388 £350 £360
Median daily rate % change year-on-year
+10.71% -2.77%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £245 £200 £200
10% offered a daily rate of more than £525 £500 £500
UK excluding London median daily rate £365 £340 £330
% change year-on-year
+7.35% +3.03%
Number of hourly rates quoted 379 468 393
Median hourly rate £27.50 £25.00 £20.00
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year
+10.00% +25.00%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £12.50 £13.00 £12.00
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £47.83 £44.78 £40.50
UK excluding London median hourly rate £29.00 £26.00 £18.50
% change year-on-year
+11.53% +40.54%

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 26 May 2016.

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 26 May 2016.

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 median contractor rates quoted in IT jobs citing HSRP within the UK over the 3 months to 26 May 2016. 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
(Click see detailed
statistics and trends)
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 -36 45 £363 +3.57% 12
London -27 18 £375 +6.38% 8
South East -6 17 £400 +36.75% 1
Hampshire +11 12 £337 -38.68%
City of London +39 8 £381 +27.08% 3
Portsmouth - 8 - -
Berkshire -2 5 £400 +73.91%
West Midlands -4 4 £365 - 1
South West -7 3 £325 - 2
Worcestershire - 3 £380 -
Malvern - 3 £380 -
Farnborough - 3 £338 -
Wales +10 2 £325 +8.33%
Buckinghamshire +9 2 £400 +19.40%
South Wales +3 2 £325 +8.33%
Reading -3 2 £413 -
Cheltenham - 2 £325 - 1
Gloucestershire - 2 £325 - 1
Cardiff - 2 £325 -
Scotland - 2 - -
Edinburgh - 2 - -
East of England +9 1 £300 +11.11%
Yorkshire +7 1 £350 -9.09%
Leeds -1 1 £350 -9.09%
Birmingham -2 1 £275 -
West Yorkshire -3 1 £350 -9.09%
Wiltshire -7 1 - - 1
Malmesbury - 1 - -
Norwich - 1 £300 -
Bracknell - 1 £340 -

HSRP
Top 30 Related IT Skills

For the 6 months to 26 May 2016, 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.

1 104 (80.62%) Cisco
2 96 (74.42%) BGP
3 90 (69.77%) Firewall
4 89 (68.99%) OSPF
4 89 (68.99%) Cisco Certification
5 72 (55.81%) MPLS
6 62 (48.06%) WAN
7 55 (42.64%) DNS
8 53 (41.09%) LAN
8 53 (41.09%) IPsec
9 52 (40.31%) TCP/IP
9 52 (40.31%) CCNP
9 52 (40.31%) Data Centre
10 50 (38.76%) VPN
11 49 (37.98%) VRRP
12 47 (36.43%) DHCP
12 47 (36.43%) Cisco ASA
13 46 (35.66%) EIGRP
13 46 (35.66%) F5
13 46 (35.66%) Cisco Nexus
14 44 (34.11%) CCNA
15 43 (33.33%) Juniper
16 42 (32.56%) Load Balancing
17 39 (30.23%) Network Security
18 38 (29.46%) VLAN
19 32 (24.81%) Windows
20 29 (22.48%) Ethernet
20 29 (22.48%) CheckPoint
20 29 (22.48%) Finance
20 29 (22.48%) VMware

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 1 (0.78%) OpenStack
Applications
1 8 (6.20%) MS Excel
2 6 (4.65%) MS Visio
3 3 (2.33%) MS Office
Business Applications
1 2 (1.55%) Remedy ITSM
Cloud Services
1 8 (6.20%) IaaS
1 8 (6.20%) SaaS
2 7 (5.43%) PaaS
3 2 (1.55%) Amazon AWS
3 2 (1.55%) SoftLayer
4 1 (0.78%) Cloud Computing
Communications & Networking
1 96 (74.42%) BGP
2 90 (69.77%) Firewall
3 89 (68.99%) OSPF
4 72 (55.81%) MPLS
5 62 (48.06%) WAN
6 55 (42.64%) DNS
7 53 (41.09%) IPsec
7 53 (41.09%) LAN
8 52 (40.31%) TCP/IP
9 50 (38.76%) VPN
10 49 (37.98%) VRRP
11 47 (36.43%) Cisco ASA
11 47 (36.43%) DHCP
12 46 (35.66%) Cisco Nexus
12 46 (35.66%) EIGRP
13 39 (30.23%) Network Security
14 38 (29.46%) VLAN
15 29 (22.48%) Ethernet
16 27 (20.93%) Internet
16 27 (20.93%) Spanning Tree
Database & Business Intelligence
1 1 (0.78%) Informix
1 1 (0.78%) MongoDB
1 1 (0.78%) MySQL
1 1 (0.78%) NoSQL
1 1 (0.78%) Oracle Reports
1 1 (0.78%) RDBMS
1 1 (0.78%) Redis
1 1 (0.78%) Relational Database
Development Applications
1 9 (6.98%) VSS/SourceSafe
2 1 (0.78%) Git (software)
2 1 (0.78%) Hudson
2 1 (0.78%) Jenkins
2 1 (0.78%) JIRA
2 1 (0.78%) Sonatype Nexus
2 1 (0.78%) Subversion
General
1 29 (22.48%) Finance
2 13 (10.08%) Telecoms
3 10 (7.75%) Banking
4 5 (3.88%) Spanish Language
5 4 (3.10%) Law
5 4 (3.10%) Legal
5 4 (3.10%) Marketing
6 3 (2.33%) Financial Institution
6 3 (2.33%) Investment Banking
7 2 (1.55%) Games
7 2 (1.55%) Retail
8 1 (0.78%) Aerospace
8 1 (0.78%) Dutch Language
8 1 (0.78%) French Language
8 1 (0.78%) German Language
8 1 (0.78%) Publishing
Job Titles
1 90 (69.77%) Network Engineer
2 24 (18.60%) Cisco Engineer
2 24 (18.60%) Cisco Network Engineer
3 19 (14.73%) Security Engineer
4 17 (13.18%) Network Security Engineer
5 12 (9.30%) Senior Network Engineer
6 10 (7.75%) Design Engineer
7 9 (6.98%) Network Support
8 8 (6.20%) Support Engineer
9 7 (5.43%) Consultant
9 7 (5.43%) Network Support Engineer
10 6 (4.65%) Architect
10 6 (4.65%) Cisco Security Engineer
10 6 (4.65%) Data Engineer
11 5 (3.88%) Cisco Support Engineer
11 5 (3.88%) Cloud Engineer
11 5 (3.88%) IP Design Engineer
11 5 (3.88%) SC Cleared Network Engineer
11 5 (3.88%) Security Support Engineer
11 5 (3.88%) Senior Data Engineer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 27 (20.93%) 802.1X
2 5 (3.88%) XML
3 2 (1.55%) Web Services
4 1 (0.78%) ActiveMQ
4 1 (0.78%) CSS
4 1 (0.78%) Middleware
4 1 (0.78%) RabbitMQ
Miscellaneous
1 52 (40.31%) Data Centre
2 18 (13.95%) Management Information System
3 13 (10.08%) Cryptography
4 10 (7.75%) Driving Licence
5 7 (5.43%) Computer Science
6 4 (3.10%) Distributed Denial-of-Service
7 3 (2.33%) Clustering
8 2 (1.55%) PKI
9 1 (0.78%) Enterprise Storage
9 1 (0.78%) NHS
9 1 (0.78%) Private Cloud
9 1 (0.78%) Replication
9 1 (0.78%) RSA SecurID
9 1 (0.78%) Visualisation
Operating Systems
1 32 (24.81%) Windows
2 20 (15.50%) Linux
3 18 (13.95%) Windows Server
4 13 (10.08%) Unix
5 4 (3.10%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
6 1 (0.78%) CatOS
6 1 (0.78%) CentOS
6 1 (0.78%) Mac OS X
6 1 (0.78%) Windows Server 2003
6 1 (0.78%) Windows Server 2008
Processes & Methodologies
1 42 (32.56%) Load Balancing
2 24 (18.60%) Change Management
3 23 (17.83%) Network Monitoring
4 22 (17.05%) ITIL
5 19 (14.73%) Network Management
6 17 (13.18%) Problem Management
7 15 (11.63%) Information Security
8 14 (10.85%) Incident Management
9 13 (10.08%) Capacity Management
9 13 (10.08%) Computer Security
9 13 (10.08%) Security Patching
10 12 (9.30%) High Availability
10 12 (9.30%) Network Architecture
11 10 (7.75%) Configuration Management
11 10 (7.75%) Network Design
12 9 (6.98%) Project Management
13 8 (6.20%) Migration
13 8 (6.20%) Network Planning
14 7 (5.43%) Change Control
15 5 (3.88%) Low Latency
Programming Languages
1 13 (10.08%) Perl
2 11 (8.53%) Python
3 9 (6.98%) Tcl
4 7 (5.43%) Shell Script
5 4 (3.10%) Bash Shell
6 1 (0.78%) Java
6 1 (0.78%) Korn
6 1 (0.78%) Ruby
6 1 (0.78%) SQL
Qualifications
1 89 (68.99%) Cisco Certification
2 52 (40.31%) CCNP
3 44 (34.11%) CCNA
4 23 (17.83%) CCIE
5 17 (13.18%) Degree
6 14 (10.85%) Security Cleared
7 13 (10.08%) SC Cleared
8 8 (6.20%) CISSP
9 7 (5.43%) CCSE
10 5 (3.88%) JNCIP
11 2 (1.55%) CCDP
11 2 (1.55%) CCSP
11 2 (1.55%) JNCIE
11 2 (1.55%) VMware Certified Professional (VCP)
12 1 (0.78%) Avaya Certification
12 1 (0.78%) CCSA
12 1 (0.78%) Check Point Certification
12 1 (0.78%) JNCIS
12 1 (0.78%) VCP4
12 1 (0.78%) VERITAS Certified Professional (VCP)
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 9 (6.98%) PCI DSS
2 4 (3.10%) ISO/IEC 27001
3 2 (1.55%) GLP
4 1 (0.78%) Disclosure Scotland
4 1 (0.78%) ISO/IEC 17799
4 1 (0.78%) QA
System Software
1 16 (12.40%) VMware Infrastructure
2 12 (9.30%) Active Directory
3 8 (6.20%) Snort
4 7 (5.43%) VMware ESX
5 2 (1.55%) vCloud
6 1 (0.78%) Firmware
6 1 (0.78%) VMware Workstation
6 1 (0.78%) vSphere
Systems Management
1 7 (5.43%) Nagios
1 7 (5.43%) Proventia
2 4 (3.10%) Cacti
3 3 (2.33%) FortiGate
3 3 (2.33%) SmokePing
4 2 (1.55%) Cisco Prime
4 2 (1.55%) NSN NetAct
5 1 (0.78%) Cisco CUCM
5 1 (0.78%) Graphite
5 1 (0.78%) NetBackup
5 1 (0.78%) OpenView
5 1 (0.78%) Opsview
5 1 (0.78%) SolarWinds Orion
5 1 (0.78%) TrustSec
Vendors
1 104 (80.62%) Cisco
2 46 (35.66%) F5
3 43 (33.33%) Juniper
4 29 (22.48%) CheckPoint
4 29 (22.48%) VMware
5 19 (14.73%) SolarWinds
6 16 (12.40%) Palo Alto
7 12 (9.30%) Aruba
7 12 (9.30%) Microsoft
8 11 (8.53%) Blue Coat
9 9 (6.98%) HP
10 8 (6.20%) Cyberoam
10 8 (6.20%) Intel Security
10 8 (6.20%) Riverbed
11 7 (5.43%) Sourcefire
12 5 (3.88%) ProCurve
13 4 (3.10%) Fortinet
13 4 (3.10%) Nokia
13 4 (3.10%) Red Hat
13 4 (3.10%) SAP
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