The table below looks at the statistics for TACACS skills in IT contracts advertised across the UK. Included is a guide to the average contractor rates offered in IT contracts that have cited TACACS over the 3 months to 22 December 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
22 Dec 2014
Same period 2013 Same period 2012
Terminal Access Controller Access Control System (TACACS)
Rank 522 549 540
Rank change year-on-year
+27 -9
Contract jobs citing TACACS 64 27 22
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the UK 0.12% 0.052% 0.045%
As % of the Communications & Networking category 0.81% 0.39% 0.28%
Number of daily rates quoted 39 18 11
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£310 £415 £275
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
-25.30% +50.90%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £250 £350 £200
10% offered a daily rate of more than £439 £433 £425
UK excluding London average daily rate £338 £415 £275
% change year-on-year
-18.67% +50.90%
Number of hourly rates quoted 2 0 2
Average hourly rate £37.25 - £102.75
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £36.65 - £32.95
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £37.85 - £172.55
UK excluding London average hourly rate £37.25 - £102.75

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
7877 6938 7817
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the UK 14.45% 13.47% 15.88%
Number of daily rates quoted 4484 3766 3816
Average daily rate £363 £375 £350
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
-3.33% +7.14%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £213 £215 £210
10% offered a daily rate of more than £500 £520 £500
UK excluding London average daily rate £350 £338 £325
% change year-on-year
+3.70% +3.84%
Number of hourly rates quoted 428 423 647
Average hourly rate £22.50 £19.50 £21.00
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
+15.38% -7.14%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £12.68 £12.00 £12.50
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £40.00 £37.50 £45.00
UK excluding London average hourly rate £23.50 £20.50 £21.13
% change year-on-year
+14.63% -2.95%

TACACS
Jobs Demand Trend

This chart provides the 3-month moving total of IT contractor jobs citing TACACS within the UK as a proportion of the total demand within the Communications & Networking category.

TACACS Jobs Demand Trend in the UK

TACACS
Daily Rate Trend

This chart provides the 3-month moving average for daily rates quoted in IT contract jobs citing TACACS within the UK.

TACACS Daily Rate Trend in the UK

TACACS
Daily Rate Histogram

This chart provides a histogram of daily rates quoted in contract IT jobs citing TACACS within the UK over the 3 months to 22 December 2014.

TACACS Daily Rate Histogram in the UK

TACACS
Hourly Rate Trend

This chart provides the 3-month moving average for hourly rates quoted in IT contractor jobs citing TACACS within the UK.

TACACS Hourly Rate Trend in the UK

TACACS
Top 17 Contract Locations

The table below looks at the demand and provides a guide to the average contractor rates quoted in IT jobs citing TACACS within the UK over the 3 months to 22 December 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 +7 64 £310 -25.30% 2
London +40 35 £300 -25.00% 1
South East -4 22 £338 -10.00%
City of London +5 10 £300 -20.00%
Buckinghamshire +1 10 £350 -15.15%
Milton Keynes -5 9 £375 -9.09%
Berkshire +12 7 £375 +76.47%
Birmingham - - - -
Hertfordshire - - - -
Newcastle upon Tyne - - - -
Solihull - - - -
Welwyn Garden City - - - -
Midlands - - - -
North East - - - -
Tyne and Wear - - - -
West Midlands - - - -
East of England - - - -

TACACS
Top 30 Related IT Skills

For the 6 months to 22 December 2014, IT contractor jobs within the UK citing TACACS 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 TACACS.

1 116 (95.87%) Cisco
2 103 (85.12%) Firewall
3 76 (62.81%) Cisco Certification
4 72 (59.50%) OSPF
5 61 (50.41%) BGP
6 60 (49.59%) CCNP
7 55 (45.45%) CheckPoint
8 54 (44.63%) Cisco ASA
9 49 (40.50%) F5
10 48 (39.67%) VPN
11 41 (33.88%) MPLS
11 41 (33.88%) HSRP
12 40 (33.06%) CCIE
13 39 (32.23%) Juniper
14 37 (30.58%) EIGRP
15 36 (29.75%) Cisco Nexus
16 34 (28.10%) WAN
16 34 (28.10%) SNMP
17 33 (27.27%) Network Security
18 32 (26.45%) TCP/IP
19 31 (25.62%) UNIX
20 30 (24.79%) ITIL
20 30 (24.79%) Change Management
21 29 (23.97%) IPsec
22 25 (20.66%) Windows
23 24 (19.83%) VRRP
23 24 (19.83%) Load Balancing
24 23 (19.01%) Perl
24 23 (19.01%) LAN
24 23 (19.01%) SLA

TACACS
Top Related IT Skills by Category

For the 6 months to 22 December 2014, IT contractor jobs within the UK citing TACACS 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 TACACS. Up to 20 skills are shown per category.

Applications
1 5 (4.13%) MS Excel
2 2 (1.65%) MS Office
3 1 (0.83%) MS Visio
Business Applications
1 1 (0.83%) Dynamics CRM
Cloud Services
1 1 (0.83%) SaaS
Communications & Networking
1 103 (85.12%) Firewall
2 72 (59.50%) OSPF
3 61 (50.41%) BGP
4 54 (44.63%) Cisco ASA
5 48 (39.67%) VPN
6 41 (33.88%) HSRP
6 41 (33.88%) MPLS
7 37 (30.58%) EIGRP
8 36 (29.75%) Cisco Nexus
9 34 (28.10%) WAN
9 34 (28.10%) SNMP
10 33 (27.27%) Network Security
11 32 (26.45%) TCP/IP
12 29 (23.97%) IPsec
13 24 (19.83%) VRRP
14 23 (19.01%) LAN
15 22 (18.18%) DMVPN
16 21 (17.36%) DNS
16 21 (17.36%) Wireless
17 19 (15.70%) PPP
Database & Business Intelligence
1 4 (3.31%) Relational Database
2 1 (0.83%) SQL Server
2 1 (0.83%) SQL Server 2012
Development Applications
1 5 (4.13%) VSS/SourceSafe
General
1 9 (7.44%) Games
1 9 (7.44%) Telecoms
2 4 (3.31%) Finance
3 3 (2.48%) Investment Banking
3 3 (2.48%) Banking
4 2 (1.65%) Retail
4 2 (1.65%) Billing
4 2 (1.65%) Manufacturing
4 2 (1.65%) Back Office
5 1 (0.83%) Local Government
5 1 (0.83%) Marketing
Job Titles
1 61 (50.41%) Network Engineer
2 21 (17.36%) Cisco Engineer
3 18 (14.88%) Security Engineer
4 15 (12.40%) Analyst
5 14 (11.57%) Network Security Engineer
5 14 (11.57%) Cisco Support
6 11 (9.09%) Support Engineer
6 11 (9.09%) Cisco Support Engineer
7 10 (8.26%) Consultant
7 10 (8.26%) Firewall Engineer
7 10 (8.26%) Network Analyst
8 9 (7.44%) Cisco Network Engineer
8 9 (7.44%) Network Consultant
9 8 (6.61%) Architect
10 7 (5.79%) Network Architect
10 7 (5.79%) Cisco Network Consultant
10 7 (5.79%) Cisco Consultant
11 6 (4.96%) Data Network Engineer
11 6 (4.96%) 3rd Line Network Engineer
12 5 (4.13%) Technical Analyst
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 7 (5.79%) WAP
2 2 (1.65%) CSS
Miscellaneous
1 19 (15.70%) FlexPod
2 13 (10.74%) Analytical Skills
3 9 (7.44%) Online Games
4 7 (5.79%) Mobile App
5 6 (4.96%) Computer Science
5 6 (4.96%) Management Information System
6 4 (3.31%) e-Health
6 4 (3.31%) SecurID
6 4 (3.31%) Open Source
7 1 (0.83%) Handset
7 1 (0.83%) User Experience
Operating Systems
1 31 (25.62%) UNIX
2 25 (20.66%) Windows
3 14 (11.57%) Linux
4 10 (8.26%) Solaris
5 8 (6.61%) Windows Server 2012
5 8 (6.61%) Windows XP
6 1 (0.83%) Windows Server 2003
6 1 (0.83%) Windows Server 2008
6 1 (0.83%) Windows 8
Processes & Methodologies
1 30 (24.79%) ITIL
1 30 (24.79%) Change Management
2 24 (19.83%) Load Balancing
3 15 (12.40%) Fault Management
3 15 (12.40%) Network Management
4 13 (10.74%) Mentoring
5 11 (9.09%) E-Commerce
5 11 (9.09%) Migration
6 10 (8.26%) Root Cause Analysis
7 9 (7.44%) Service Management
8 7 (5.79%) Incident Management
9 6 (4.96%) Problem Management
9 6 (4.96%) Performance Tuning
10 5 (4.13%) Release Management
10 5 (4.13%) Network Design
10 5 (4.13%) ITSM
11 4 (3.31%) Stakeholder Management
11 4 (3.31%) Project Management
11 4 (3.31%) ITIL V3
11 4 (3.31%) Performance Management
Programming Languages
1 23 (19.01%) Perl
2 7 (5.79%) R
3 5 (4.13%) SQL
4 4 (3.31%) Shell Script
Qualifications
1 76 (62.81%) Cisco Certification
2 60 (49.59%) CCNP
3 40 (33.06%) CCIE
4 20 (16.53%) CCNA
5 18 (14.88%) CCSA
5 18 (14.88%) CCSE
5 18 (14.88%) Security Cleared
6 16 (13.22%) Degree
7 15 (12.40%) SC Cleared
8 12 (9.92%) CISSP
9 11 (9.09%) CCSP
10 6 (4.96%) CEH
10 6 (4.96%) GCIA
10 6 (4.96%) GCIH
11 5 (4.13%) DV Cleared
12 2 (1.65%) PRINCE2 Certification
12 2 (1.65%) ITIL Certification
13 1 (0.83%) CCVP
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 23 (19.01%) SLA
2 2 (1.65%) Sarbanes-Oxley
2 2 (1.65%) QA
2 2 (1.65%) PCI DSS
3 1 (0.83%) ISO/IEC 27001
3 1 (0.83%) COBIT
System Software
1 5 (4.13%) Nmap
1 5 (4.13%) VMware Infrastructure
2 4 (3.31%) Snort
3 3 (2.48%) VMware ESXi
3 3 (2.48%) Hyper-V
4 2 (1.65%) vSphere
4 2 (1.65%) Active Directory
4 2 (1.65%) ProxySG
Systems Management
1 21 (17.36%) RANCID
2 19 (15.70%) OpenNMS
3 12 (9.92%) Netcool
4 9 (7.44%) Cisco Prime
5 8 (6.61%) OpenView
6 5 (4.13%) Nessus
7 4 (3.31%) CA Spectrum
8 2 (1.65%) FortiGate
8 2 (1.65%) SCCM
8 2 (1.65%) SCOM
8 2 (1.65%) CiscoWorks
8 2 (1.65%) Nagios
9 1 (0.83%) Cacti
9 1 (0.83%) WhatsUp Gold
9 1 (0.83%) SolarWinds Orion
Vendors
1 116 (95.87%) Cisco
2 55 (45.45%) CheckPoint
3 49 (40.50%) F5
4 39 (32.23%) Juniper
5 21 (17.36%) Citrix
6 16 (13.22%) Microsoft
7 13 (10.74%) HP
7 13 (10.74%) Blue Coat
8 11 (9.09%) Fortinet
8 11 (9.09%) Nokia
9 7 (5.79%) McAfee
9 7 (5.79%) Radware
9 7 (5.79%) Nortel
9 7 (5.79%) Crossbeam
9 7 (5.79%) VMware
9 7 (5.79%) SolarWinds
10 6 (4.96%) Websense
11 5 (4.13%) EMC
11 5 (4.13%) IBM
11 5 (4.13%) Computacenter