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 30 January 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 Jan 2015
Same period 2014 Same period 2013
Terminal Access Controller Access Control System (TACACS)
Rank 534 535 524
Rank change year-on-year
+1 -11
Contract jobs citing TACACS 49 18 15
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the UK 0.096% 0.037% 0.034%
As % of the Communications & Networking category 0.66% 0.28% 0.21%
Number of daily rates quoted 25 9 6
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£310 £375 £263
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
-17.46% +42.85%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £230 £263 £208
10% offered a daily rate of more than £501 £437 £413
UK excluding London average daily rate £350 £275 £263
% change year-on-year
+27.27% +4.76%
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 0 5
Average hourly rate - - £33.50
UK excluding London average hourly rate - - £33.50

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
7445 6341 6980
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the UK 14.59% 13.17% 15.64%
Number of daily rates quoted 4177 3362 3334
Average daily rate £375 £375 £350
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
- +7.14%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £220 £225 £200
10% offered a daily rate of more than £500 £525 £500
UK excluding London average daily rate £350 £350 £325
% change year-on-year
- +7.69%
Number of hourly rates quoted 405 371 626
Average hourly rate £23.50 £18.70 £22.50
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
+25.66% -16.88%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £13.00 £11.50 £12.00
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £40.00 £43.00 £45.00
UK excluding London average hourly rate £25.00 £20.00 £22.50
% change year-on-year
+25.00% -11.11%

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 30 January 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 26 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 30 January 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 +13 49 £310 -17.46% 7
London +15 32 £300 -22.58% 3
South East +4 12 £350 +27.27% 3
City of London +11 5 £300 -20.00%
Berkshire +5 5 £375 +53.84% 2
Buckinghamshire - 4 £425 - 1
Milton Keynes - 4 £425 - 1
Surrey - 3 £313 -
Reading - 1 £525 - 2
Redhill - - - -
Reigate - - - -
Solihull - - - -
Southampton - - - -
Stratford-upon-Avon - - - -
Welwyn Garden City - - - -
Warwickshire - - - -
Birmingham - - - -
Bristol - - - -
Glasgow - - - -
Hampshire - - - -
Hertfordshire - - - -
Kent - - - -
South West - - - - 1
West Midlands - - - -
Scotland - - - -
East of England - - - -

TACACS
Top 30 Related IT Skills

For the 6 months to 30 January 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.

1 107 (93.04%) Cisco
2 97 (84.35%) Firewall
3 71 (61.74%) OSPF
3 71 (61.74%) Cisco Certification
4 62 (53.91%) BGP
5 55 (47.83%) CCNP
6 50 (43.48%) Cisco ASA
7 49 (42.61%) F5
8 48 (41.74%) CheckPoint
8 48 (41.74%) VPN
9 42 (36.52%) MPLS
10 39 (33.91%) CCIE
10 39 (33.91%) HSRP
11 37 (32.17%) Cisco Nexus
11 37 (32.17%) Juniper
12 35 (30.43%) SNMP
12 35 (30.43%) EIGRP
13 32 (27.83%) Network Security
14 31 (26.96%) ITIL
14 31 (26.96%) UNIX
15 30 (26.09%) TCP/IP
15 30 (26.09%) WAN
16 29 (25.22%) Change Management
17 28 (24.35%) Load Balancing
18 25 (21.74%) IPsec
19 24 (20.87%) VRRP
20 23 (20.00%) Windows
20 23 (20.00%) Perl
20 23 (20.00%) Citrix
20 23 (20.00%) SLA

TACACS
Top Related IT Skills by Category

For the 6 months to 30 January 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.

Applications
1 4 (3.48%) MS Excel
2 1 (0.87%) MS Visio
Business Applications
1 1 (0.87%) Dynamics CRM
Cloud Services
1 2 (1.74%) SaaS
2 1 (0.87%) Cloud Computing
Communications & Networking
1 97 (84.35%) Firewall
2 71 (61.74%) OSPF
3 62 (53.91%) BGP
4 50 (43.48%) Cisco ASA
5 48 (41.74%) VPN
6 42 (36.52%) MPLS
7 39 (33.91%) HSRP
8 37 (32.17%) Cisco Nexus
9 35 (30.43%) SNMP
9 35 (30.43%) EIGRP
10 32 (27.83%) Network Security
11 30 (26.09%) TCP/IP
11 30 (26.09%) WAN
12 25 (21.74%) IPsec
13 24 (20.87%) VRRP
14 22 (19.13%) DMVPN
15 20 (17.39%) DNS
16 19 (16.52%) PPP
16 19 (16.52%) LAN
16 19 (16.52%) Wireless
Database & Business Intelligence
1 4 (3.48%) Relational Database
2 1 (0.87%) SQL Server
2 1 (0.87%) SQL Server 2012
Development Applications
1 4 (3.48%) VSS/SourceSafe
General
1 11 (9.57%) Games
2 8 (6.96%) Telecoms
3 3 (2.61%) Finance
4 2 (1.74%) Investment Banking
4 2 (1.74%) Manufacturing
4 2 (1.74%) Back Office
4 2 (1.74%) Billing
4 2 (1.74%) Banking
4 2 (1.74%) Retail
5 1 (0.87%) Local Government
5 1 (0.87%) Marketing
Job Titles
1 57 (49.57%) Network Engineer
2 19 (16.52%) Cisco Engineer
3 16 (13.91%) Security Engineer
4 15 (13.04%) Analyst
5 14 (12.17%) Cisco Support
6 12 (10.43%) Network Security Engineer
7 11 (9.57%) Support Engineer
7 11 (9.57%) Cisco Support Engineer
8 10 (8.70%) Network Analyst
8 10 (8.70%) Consultant
9 9 (7.83%) Network Consultant
9 9 (7.83%) Architect
9 9 (7.83%) Firewall Engineer
10 8 (6.96%) Cisco Network Engineer
10 8 (6.96%) Network Architect
11 7 (6.09%) Cisco Consultant
11 7 (6.09%) Cisco Network Consultant
12 6 (5.22%) 3rd Line Network Engineer
13 5 (4.35%) Technical Analyst
13 5 (4.35%) Data Network Engineer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 6 (5.22%) WAP
2 2 (1.74%) CSS
Miscellaneous
1 19 (16.52%) FlexPod
2 13 (11.30%) Analytical Skills
3 11 (9.57%) Online Games
4 6 (5.22%) Mobile App
4 6 (5.22%) Computer Science
5 5 (4.35%) Management Information System
5 5 (4.35%) Open Source
6 3 (2.61%) e-Health
6 3 (2.61%) SecurID
7 1 (0.87%) Handset
7 1 (0.87%) User Experience
Operating Systems
1 31 (26.96%) UNIX
2 23 (20.00%) Windows
3 14 (12.17%) Linux
4 10 (8.70%) Solaris
5 7 (6.09%) Windows XP
5 7 (6.09%) Windows Server 2012
6 1 (0.87%) Windows Server 2003
6 1 (0.87%) Windows Server 2008
6 1 (0.87%) Windows 8
Processes & Methodologies
1 31 (26.96%) ITIL
2 29 (25.22%) Change Management
3 28 (24.35%) Load Balancing
4 16 (13.91%) Network Management
5 14 (12.17%) Fault Management
5 14 (12.17%) Mentoring
6 13 (11.30%) E-Commerce
7 11 (9.57%) Service Management
7 11 (9.57%) Root Cause Analysis
8 7 (6.09%) Migration
8 7 (6.09%) Incident Management
9 5 (4.35%) ITSM
9 5 (4.35%) Problem Management
9 5 (4.35%) Network Design
9 5 (4.35%) Performance Tuning
10 4 (3.48%) ITIL V3
10 4 (3.48%) Network Monitoring
10 4 (3.48%) Release Management
10 4 (3.48%) Performance Management
10 4 (3.48%) Stakeholder Management
Programming Languages
1 23 (20.00%) Perl
2 7 (6.09%) R
3 5 (4.35%) SQL
4 4 (3.48%) Shell Script
Qualifications
1 71 (61.74%) Cisco Certification
2 55 (47.83%) CCNP
3 39 (33.91%) CCIE
4 17 (14.78%) CCSA
4 17 (14.78%) CCSE
5 16 (13.91%) Degree
5 16 (13.91%) Security Cleared
6 14 (12.17%) CCNA
7 13 (11.30%) SC Cleared
8 11 (9.57%) CISSP
9 10 (8.70%) CCSP
10 6 (5.22%) CEH
10 6 (5.22%) GCIA
10 6 (5.22%) GCIH
11 5 (4.35%) DV Cleared
12 1 (0.87%) PRINCE2 Certification
12 1 (0.87%) ITIL Certification
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 23 (20.00%) SLA
2 2 (1.74%) PCI DSS
2 2 (1.74%) QA
2 2 (1.74%) Sarbanes-Oxley
System Software
1 5 (4.35%) VMware Infrastructure
2 4 (3.48%) Snort
2 4 (3.48%) Nmap
3 3 (2.61%) VMware ESXi
3 3 (2.61%) Hyper-V
4 2 (1.74%) vSphere
4 2 (1.74%) ProxySG
5 1 (0.87%) Active Directory
5 1 (0.87%) Xen
Systems Management
1 22 (19.13%) RANCID
2 19 (16.52%) OpenNMS
3 13 (11.30%) Netcool
4 10 (8.70%) Cisco Prime
5 7 (6.09%) OpenView
6 4 (3.48%) Nessus
7 3 (2.61%) CA Spectrum
8 2 (1.74%) FortiGate
8 2 (1.74%) SCCM
8 2 (1.74%) SCOM
8 2 (1.74%) Nagios
9 1 (0.87%) CiscoWorks
9 1 (0.87%) Cacti
9 1 (0.87%) SolarWinds Orion
9 1 (0.87%) WhatsUp Gold
Vendors
1 107 (93.04%) Cisco
2 49 (42.61%) F5
3 48 (41.74%) CheckPoint
4 37 (32.17%) Juniper
5 23 (20.00%) Citrix
6 13 (11.30%) Microsoft
6 13 (11.30%) Blue Coat
7 12 (10.43%) HP
8 11 (9.57%) Nokia
9 9 (7.83%) Fortinet
9 9 (7.83%) SolarWinds
10 7 (6.09%) VMware
10 7 (6.09%) McAfee
11 6 (5.22%) Crossbeam
11 6 (5.22%) Radware
11 6 (5.22%) Nortel
12 5 (4.35%) IBM
12 5 (4.35%) EMC
12 5 (4.35%) Computacenter
13 4 (3.48%) Riverbed
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