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 30 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
30 Jun 2015
Same period 2014 Same period 2013
Hot Standby Router Protocol (HSRP)
Rank 520 569 529
Rank change year-on-year
+49 -40
Contract jobs citing HSRP 80 30 38
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the UK 0.14% 0.056% 0.077%
As % of the Communications & Networking category 1.00% 0.41% 0.54%
Number of daily rates quoted 54 11 17
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£350 £288 £350
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+21.73% -17.85%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £247 £155 £289
10% offered a daily rate of more than £459 £425 £450
UK excluding London average daily rate £275 £269 £330
% change year-on-year
+2.32% -18.56%
Number of hourly rates quoted 1 0 0
Average hourly rate £30.00 - -
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
8010 7295 7035
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the UK 14.28% 13.55% 14.30%
Number of daily rates quoted 4490 3939 3567
Average daily rate £350 £350 £350
90% offered a daily rate of more than £213 £201 £200
10% offered a daily rate of more than £500 £500 £500
UK excluding London average daily rate £340 £325 £320
% change year-on-year
+4.61% +1.56%
Number of hourly rates quoted 472 383 531
Average hourly rate £23.00 £19.00 £24.00
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
+21.05% -20.83%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £12.50 £11.50 £13.75
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £47.10 £41.50 £40.00
UK excluding London average hourly rate £25.00 £18.63 £25.00
% change year-on-year
+34.22% -25.50%

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 30 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 30 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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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 +36 75 £355 +26.22% 21
London +11 38 £363 +26.08% 10
South East -12 18 £500 +91.57% 7
City of London +3 9 £300 +4.34% 6
Hampshire +3 8 £525 +276.34% 1
Buckinghamshire +6 6 - -
Cambridgeshire - 6 £265 -
East of England - 6 £265 -
Milton Keynes +2 4 - -
Cambridge - 4 £265 -
Leeds - 4 £375 -
West Yorkshire - 4 £375 -
Yorkshire - 4 £375 -
West Midlands +1 3 £300 -
North West -20 3 - - 1
Birmingham - 3 £300 -
Berkshire - 3 £230 - 1
Liverpool - 2 - -
South Wales - 2 £263 - 1
Merseyside - 2 - -
Wales - 2 £263 - 1
Manchester -17 1 - -
Oxfordshire - 1 £250 -
Cardiff - 1 £275 - 1
Newbury - 1 - -
Newport - 1 £250 -
Oxford - 1 £250 -
Reading - 1 - - 1
Swindon - 1 - -
Wiltshire - 1 - -

HSRP
Top 30 Related IT Skills

For the 6 months to 30 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.

1 120 (93.75%) OSPF
2 116 (90.63%) Cisco
3 113 (88.28%) BGP
4 86 (67.19%) Cisco Certification
5 82 (64.06%) Firewall
6 78 (60.94%) MPLS
7 77 (60.16%) VRRP
8 75 (58.59%) WAN
9 71 (55.47%) LAN
10 67 (52.34%) CCNP
10 67 (52.34%) EIGRP
11 64 (50.00%) VPN
11 64 (50.00%) Juniper
12 58 (45.31%) TCP/IP
13 49 (38.28%) Cisco ASA
14 48 (37.50%) F5
15 45 (35.16%) CheckPoint
15 45 (35.16%) Data Centre
16 42 (32.81%) IPsec
17 39 (30.47%) Ethernet
18 38 (29.69%) CCNA
18 38 (29.69%) Wireless
19 37 (28.91%) CCIE
19 37 (28.91%) Cisco Nexus
19 37 (28.91%) VLAN
19 37 (28.91%) Multicast
20 36 (28.13%) DNS
20 36 (28.13%) Finance
21 35 (27.34%) DHCP
21 35 (27.34%) Cisco IOS

HSRP
Top Related IT Skills by Category

For the 6 months to 30 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 (0.78%) Lync
Applications
1 3 (2.34%) MS Excel
1 3 (2.34%) MS Visio
2 2 (1.56%) MS Office
3 1 (0.78%) Fireworks
3 1 (0.78%) MS PowerPoint
Cloud Services
1 10 (7.81%) SaaS
2 1 (0.78%) Office 365
Communications & Networking
1 120 (93.75%) OSPF
2 113 (88.28%) BGP
3 82 (64.06%) Firewall
4 78 (60.94%) MPLS
5 77 (60.16%) VRRP
6 75 (58.59%) WAN
7 71 (55.47%) LAN
8 67 (52.34%) EIGRP
9 64 (50.00%) VPN
10 58 (45.31%) TCP/IP
11 49 (38.28%) Cisco ASA
12 42 (32.81%) IPsec
13 39 (30.47%) Ethernet
14 38 (29.69%) Wireless
15 37 (28.91%) VLAN
15 37 (28.91%) Cisco Nexus
15 37 (28.91%) Multicast
16 36 (28.13%) DNS
17 35 (27.34%) DHCP
17 35 (27.34%) Cisco IOS
Development Applications
1 3 (2.34%) VSS/SourceSafe
General
1 36 (28.13%) Finance
2 30 (23.44%) Telecoms
3 18 (14.06%) Banking
4 3 (2.34%) Investment Banking
5 1 (0.78%) Spanish Language
5 1 (0.78%) Legal
5 1 (0.78%) Back Office
5 1 (0.78%) Electronics
Job Titles
1 77 (60.16%) Network Engineer
2 25 (19.53%) Security Engineer
3 24 (18.75%) Senior Network Engineer
4 19 (14.84%) Network Security Engineer
5 15 (11.72%) Implementation Engineer
6 14 (10.94%) Operations Engineer
7 12 (9.38%) IP Engineer
8 7 (5.47%) Network Specialist
9 6 (4.69%) Network Architect
9 6 (4.69%) Senior Infrastructure Engineer
9 6 (4.69%) Architect
9 6 (4.69%) Infrastructure Engineer
10 5 (3.91%) Design Engineer
10 5 (3.91%) Network Consultant
10 5 (3.91%) Consultant
10 5 (3.91%) Senior Security Engineer
10 5 (3.91%) Cisco Engineer
10 5 (3.91%) Network Design Engineer
10 5 (3.91%) Senior Network Security Engineer
11 4 (3.13%) Network Implementation Engineer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 2 (1.56%) XMPP
2 1 (0.78%) ISPF
2 1 (0.78%) Web Services
2 1 (0.78%) Middleware
2 1 (0.78%) OCX
Miscellaneous
1 45 (35.16%) Data Centre
2 10 (7.81%) PKI
2 10 (7.81%) Enterprise Software
3 7 (5.47%) Computer Science
3 7 (5.47%) Video Conferencing
4 5 (3.91%) Management Information System
5 4 (3.13%) Analytical Skills
6 2 (1.56%) Eurex
6 2 (1.56%) NHS
6 2 (1.56%) SecurID
7 1 (0.78%) Clustering
Operating Systems
1 27 (21.09%) Windows
2 22 (17.19%) UNIX
3 19 (14.84%) Linux
4 2 (1.56%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
Processes & Methodologies
1 21 (16.41%) ITIL
2 20 (15.63%) Load Balancing
3 16 (12.50%) Migration
4 15 (11.72%) Network Design
5 12 (9.38%) Enterprise Architecture
5 12 (9.38%) Network Architecture
6 10 (7.81%) Capacity Planning
7 9 (7.03%) Network Management
7 9 (7.03%) Validation
8 8 (6.25%) Information Security
8 8 (6.25%) Project Management
8 8 (6.25%) Low Latency
9 7 (5.47%) Network Monitoring
9 7 (5.47%) Mentoring
9 7 (5.47%) Change Management
10 6 (4.69%) Disaster Recovery
10 6 (4.69%) Ultra-Low Latency
11 5 (3.91%) Kalman Filter
11 5 (3.91%) Security Architecture
11 5 (3.91%) WAN Optimisation
Programming Languages
1 4 (3.13%) VB
2 3 (2.34%) Lisp
3 1 (0.78%) Shell Script
3 1 (0.78%) Bash Shell
3 1 (0.78%) Perl
Qualifications
1 86 (67.19%) Cisco Certification
2 67 (52.34%) CCNP
3 38 (29.69%) CCNA
4 37 (28.91%) CCIE
5 20 (15.63%) CCIP
6 16 (12.50%) Security Cleared
7 12 (9.38%) CCDP
7 12 (9.38%) JNCIP
8 11 (8.59%) Degree
8 11 (8.59%) JNCIA
9 9 (7.03%) SC Cleared
9 9 (7.03%) DV Cleared
10 5 (3.91%) CCSE
11 4 (3.13%) CCDE
12 3 (2.34%) VMware Certified Professional (VCP)
12 3 (2.34%) Avaya Certification
12 3 (2.34%) CISSP
12 3 (2.34%) CCSP
13 2 (1.56%) Check Point Certification
14 1 (0.78%) CCSA
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 4 (3.13%) SLA
2 1 (0.78%) QA
2 1 (0.78%) PCI DSS
System Software
1 15 (11.72%) VMware Infrastructure
2 11 (8.59%) Snort
3 4 (3.13%) VMware ESX
4 3 (2.34%) vSphere
5 2 (1.56%) NFS
5 2 (1.56%) Active Directory
6 1 (0.78%) XenApp
Systems Management
1 10 (7.81%) OpenView
1 10 (7.81%) CiscoWorks
2 9 (7.03%) AirWatch
3 8 (6.25%) Cisco CUCM
4 2 (1.56%) Cisco Prime
4 2 (1.56%) Cisco UCCX
5 1 (0.78%) Opsview
5 1 (0.78%) Graphite
5 1 (0.78%) Iperf
5 1 (0.78%) Nagios
5 1 (0.78%) Cacti
5 1 (0.78%) SolarWinds Orion
5 1 (0.78%) HP Quality Center
Vendors
1 116 (90.63%) Cisco
2 64 (50.00%) Juniper
3 48 (37.50%) F5
4 45 (35.16%) CheckPoint
5 22 (17.19%) VMware
6 18 (14.06%) HP
7 16 (12.50%) SolarWinds
8 15 (11.72%) Blue Coat
9 14 (10.94%) Aruba
10 13 (10.16%) Sourcefire
11 12 (9.38%) BT
12 10 (7.81%) Websense
13 9 (7.03%) Riverbed
14 6 (4.69%) Brocade
15 5 (3.91%) Red Hat
15 5 (3.91%) Dell
16 4 (3.13%) Avaya
16 4 (3.13%) ProCurve
17 3 (2.34%) SevOne
18 2 (1.56%) Fortinet
Cumbria
Quindell Resourcing
Rate: From £250 to £300 per day
Posted: 4 days ago
London
Experis Ltd
Rate: £450.00 - £495.00 per annum
Posted: 5 days ago
City, London
Red10
Rate: £450 - £500 per annum
Posted: 5 days ago
City, London
JM
Rate: £400 - £500 per day
Posted: 5 days ago
London
Annapurna
Rate: £500 - £600 per day
Posted: 5 days ago
England
Orgtel
Rate: £300 - £350 per day + competitive
Posted: 5 days ago
England
Orgtel
Rate: £250 - £300 per day
Posted: 14 days ago
Cardiff
CPS Group
Rate: £250 - 300 per day + negotiable
Posted: 20 days ago