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 2 September 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
2 Sep 2015
Same period 2014 Same period 2013
Terminal Access Controller Access Control System (TACACS)
Rank 588 567 562
Rank change year-on-year
-21 -5
Contract jobs citing TACACS 42 41 31
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the UK 0.071% 0.073% 0.058%
As % of the Communications & Networking category 0.51% 0.49% 0.43%
Number of daily rates quoted 33 27 15
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£425 £313 £388
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+36.00% -19.35%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £325 £229 £255
10% offered a daily rate of more than £470 £378 £403
UK excluding London average daily rate £400 £290 £278
% change year-on-year
+37.93% +4.50%
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 2 1
Average hourly rate - £30.00 £17.00
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
- +76.47%
UK excluding London average hourly rate - £40.00 £17.00
% change year-on-year
- +135.29%

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
8203 8326 7238
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the UK 13.84% 14.73% 13.55%
Number of daily rates quoted 4700 4525 3912
Average daily rate £375 £360 £350
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+4.16% +2.85%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £233 £220 £200
10% offered a daily rate of more than £525 £500 £500
UK excluding London average daily rate £350 £338 £325
% change year-on-year
+3.70% +3.84%
Number of hourly rates quoted 527 458 421
Average hourly rate £21.53 £22.50 £22.50
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
-4.33% -
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £12.35 £12.50 £13.50
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £47.83 £45.00 £39.75
UK excluding London average hourly rate £21.53 £23.50 £23.36
% change year-on-year
-8.40% +0.62%

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 2 September 2015.

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 21 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 2 September 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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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 -2 42 £425 +34.60% 4
London -7 21 £435 +35.09% 1
South East -21 12 £350 +7.69% 1
Surrey -7 5 £350 +5.66%
Milton Keynes -5 4 £425 +28.78% 1
Buckinghamshire -8 4 £425 +30.76% 1
North West -27 4 £400 +42.85%
East Midlands - 4 £400 -
Nottinghamshire - 4 £400 -
Manchester - 4 £400 -
Nottingham - 4 £400 -
Reigate - 3 £350 -
Hammersmith - 3 £438 -
City of London +9 2 £421 +40.41%
Berkshire -5 2 £325 +30.00%
Hampshire +6 1 - -
Basingstoke 0 1 - -
Docklands, London - 1 £435 -
Reading - 1 £325 -
Windsor - 1 - -
Yorkshire - 1 £450 -

TACACS
Top 30 Related IT Skills

For the 6 months to 2 September 2015, 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 79 (97.53%) Cisco
2 67 (82.72%) Firewall
3 66 (81.48%) Cisco ASA
4 61 (75.31%) OSPF
4 61 (75.31%) BGP
5 57 (70.37%) Cisco Certification
6 56 (69.14%) VPN
6 56 (69.14%) F5
7 49 (60.49%) CCNP
7 49 (60.49%) Network Security
8 48 (59.26%) MPLS
9 45 (55.56%) Load Balancing
10 44 (54.32%) Wireless
11 43 (53.09%) CheckPoint
12 42 (51.85%) SolarWinds
13 41 (50.62%) IPsec
14 40 (49.38%) Data Centre
15 39 (48.15%) Cisco IOS
16 38 (46.91%) Juniper
17 37 (45.68%) VoIP
17 37 (45.68%) F5 BIG-IP LTM
18 35 (43.21%) WAN
18 35 (43.21%) ITIL
19 34 (41.98%) F5 BIG-IP GTM
20 29 (35.80%) TCP/IP
21 28 (34.57%) Windows
22 27 (33.33%) Citrix
23 25 (30.86%) EIGRP
23 25 (30.86%) Cisco CUCM
23 25 (30.86%) Distributed Denial-of-Service

TACACS
Top Related IT Skills by Category

For the 6 months to 2 September 2015, 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.

Application Platforms
1 4 (4.94%) MS Exchange
Applications
1 1 (1.23%) MS Visio
Business Applications
1 1 (1.23%) Remedy ITSM
Cloud Services
1 1 (1.23%) Mimecast
Communications & Networking
1 67 (82.72%) Firewall
2 66 (81.48%) Cisco ASA
3 61 (75.31%) OSPF
3 61 (75.31%) BGP
4 56 (69.14%) VPN
5 49 (60.49%) Network Security
6 48 (59.26%) MPLS
7 44 (54.32%) Wireless
8 41 (50.62%) IPsec
9 39 (48.15%) Cisco IOS
10 37 (45.68%) F5 BIG-IP LTM
10 37 (45.68%) VoIP
11 35 (43.21%) WAN
12 34 (41.98%) F5 BIG-IP GTM
13 29 (35.80%) TCP/IP
14 25 (30.86%) EIGRP
15 22 (27.16%) NetScreen
15 22 (27.16%) LAN
16 21 (25.93%) Cisco PIX
17 17 (20.99%) Cisco ISE
Database & Business Intelligence
1 5 (6.17%) Relational Database
General
1 7 (8.64%) Telecoms
1 7 (8.64%) Banking
2 4 (4.94%) Legal
3 3 (3.70%) Investment Banking
4 2 (2.47%) Retail
4 2 (2.47%) Billing
5 1 (1.23%) Games
5 1 (1.23%) Back Office
Job Titles
1 55 (67.90%) Network Engineer
2 19 (23.46%) Senior Network Engineer
3 11 (13.58%) Analyst
4 4 (4.94%) Security Engineer
4 4 (4.94%) Network Architect
4 4 (4.94%) Architect
5 3 (3.70%) Implementation Engineer
5 3 (3.70%) OSS Engineer
5 3 (3.70%) Network Support
5 3 (3.70%) Network Implementation Engineer
6 2 (2.47%) IP Engineer
6 2 (2.47%) IT Security Manager
6 2 (2.47%) Security Manager
6 2 (2.47%) OSS Systems Engineer
6 2 (2.47%) Security Designer
6 2 (2.47%) Designer
6 2 (2.47%) Technical Design Authority
6 2 (2.47%) Systems Engineer
6 2 (2.47%) Network Designer
6 2 (2.47%) Technical Analyst
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 5 (6.17%) 802.1X
2 3 (3.70%) CSS
Miscellaneous
1 40 (49.38%) Data Centre
2 25 (30.86%) Distributed Denial-of-Service
3 7 (8.64%) Video Conferencing
4 3 (3.70%) Statistics
5 2 (2.47%) Data Protection Act
5 2 (2.47%) Mathematics
5 2 (2.47%) Analytical Skills
5 2 (2.47%) NHS
5 2 (2.47%) Management Information System
5 2 (2.47%) PKI
6 1 (1.23%) SecurID
6 1 (1.23%) Online Games
Operating Systems
1 28 (34.57%) Windows
2 20 (24.69%) Linux
3 16 (19.75%) UNIX
4 5 (6.17%) Solaris
5 1 (1.23%) Mac OS X
Processes & Methodologies
1 45 (55.56%) Load Balancing
2 35 (43.21%) ITIL
3 25 (30.86%) DDoS Mitigation
4 24 (29.63%) Network Management
5 16 (19.75%) Kalman Filter
6 15 (18.52%) Network Design
7 14 (17.28%) Service Management
8 13 (16.05%) E-Commerce
9 11 (13.58%) Scrum
9 11 (13.58%) Kanban
9 11 (13.58%) WAN Optimisation
10 10 (12.35%) Capacity Planning
11 7 (8.64%) Network Monitoring
11 7 (8.64%) Change Management
12 4 (4.94%) Configuration Management
12 4 (4.94%) Low Latency
13 3 (3.70%) Data Protection
13 3 (3.70%) Root Cause Analysis
13 3 (3.70%) CRM
13 3 (3.70%) Stakeholder Management
Programming Languages
1 11 (13.58%) VB
2 7 (8.64%) Perl
3 5 (6.17%) SQL
4 3 (3.70%) Python
5 2 (2.47%) Shell Script
5 2 (2.47%) C
Qualifications
1 57 (70.37%) Cisco Certification
2 49 (60.49%) CCNP
3 21 (25.93%) Degree
4 10 (12.35%) CCSA
4 10 (12.35%) CCSE
5 9 (11.11%) CCIE
6 5 (6.17%) CCNA
7 4 (4.94%) CISSP
8 2 (2.47%) CCDA
8 2 (2.47%) CCDP
8 2 (2.47%) JNCIS
8 2 (2.47%) CISA
8 2 (2.47%) CISM
9 1 (1.23%) Check Point Certification
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 17 (20.99%) SLA
2 2 (2.47%) Sarbanes-Oxley
2 2 (2.47%) ISO/IEC 27001
System Software
1 5 (6.17%) Active Directory
2 3 (3.70%) Terminal Services
2 3 (3.70%) Hyper-V
3 2 (2.47%) ProxySG
4 1 (1.23%) VMware Infrastructure
Systems Management
1 25 (30.86%) Cisco CUCM
2 19 (23.46%) RANCID
3 6 (7.41%) Cisco Prime
3 6 (7.41%) Netcool
4 3 (3.70%) SolarWinds Orion
5 2 (2.47%) Nessus
5 2 (2.47%) FortiGate
6 1 (1.23%) CiscoWorks
6 1 (1.23%) HP Quality Center
6 1 (1.23%) Cisco UCCX
6 1 (1.23%) Iperf
Vendors
1 79 (97.53%) Cisco
2 56 (69.14%) F5
3 43 (53.09%) CheckPoint
4 42 (51.85%) SolarWinds
5 38 (46.91%) Juniper
6 27 (33.33%) Citrix
7 19 (23.46%) Infoblox
8 18 (22.22%) Blue Coat
9 15 (18.52%) Nokia
10 12 (14.81%) McAfee
10 12 (14.81%) Riverbed
11 7 (8.64%) Polycom
12 5 (6.17%) TippingPoint
12 5 (6.17%) Oracle
12 5 (6.17%) EMC
12 5 (6.17%) Nortel
12 5 (6.17%) IBM
13 4 (4.94%) Fortinet
14 3 (3.70%) Aruba
14 3 (3.70%) BT
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