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 27 November 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
27 Nov 2014
Same period 2013 Same period 2012
Terminal Access Controller Access Control System (TACACS)
Rank 547 549 547
Rank change year-on-year
+2 -2
Contract jobs citing TACACS 65 29 22
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the UK 0.11% 0.057% 0.043%
As % of the Communications & Networking category 0.81% 0.42% 0.28%
Number of daily rates quoted 37 23 11
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£313 £400 £275
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
-21.87% +45.45%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £300 £301 £200
10% offered a daily rate of more than £380 £415 £383
UK excluding London average daily rate £325 £413 £269
% change year-on-year
-21.21% +53.48%
Number of hourly rates quoted 4 0 2
Average hourly rate £34.25 - £102.75
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £21.50 - £32.95
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £37.55 - £172.55
UK excluding London average hourly rate £36.50 - £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
8073 6886 7958
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the UK 14.20% 13.50% 15.62%
Number of daily rates quoted 4640 3787 3834
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 £215 £225 £210
10% offered a daily rate of more than £500 £525 £500
UK excluding London average daily rate £350 £338 £325
% change year-on-year
+3.70% +3.84%
Number of hourly rates quoted 437 454 641
Average hourly rate £22.69 £20.00 £20.50
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
+13.45% -2.43%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £12.68 £12.00 £12.50
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £40.00 £40.00 £42.50
UK excluding London average hourly rate £23.50 £21.75 £21.00
% change year-on-year
+8.04% +3.57%

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 27 November 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
Hourly Rate Histogram

This chart provides a histogram of hourly rates quoted in contract IT jobs citing TACACS within the UK over the 3 months to 27 November 2014.

TACACS Hourly Rate Histogram in the UK

TACACS
Top 23 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 27 November 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 +32 65 £313 -21.87% 5
London +16 32 £310 -22.62% 4
South East -10 22 £338 -15.62%
City of London +29 12 £300 -29.41% 1
Buckinghamshire -7 8 £350 -15.15%
Milton Keynes -13 7 £375 -9.09%
Surrey - 5 £325 -
Tyne and Wear - - - -
West Midlands - - - -
East of England - - - - 1
Newcastle upon Tyne - - - -
Solihull - - - -
Southampton - - - -
Staines - - - -
Welwyn Garden City - - - -
West Malling - - - -
Hampshire - - - -
Hertfordshire - - - - 1
Kent - - - -
Midlands - - - -
North East - - - -
Birmingham - - - -
Leatherhead - - - -

TACACS
Top 30 Related IT Skills

For the 6 months to 27 November 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 99 (94.29%) Cisco
2 90 (85.71%) Firewall
3 66 (62.86%) Cisco Certification
4 65 (61.90%) OSPF
5 57 (54.29%) CCNP
6 53 (50.48%) BGP
7 46 (43.81%) CheckPoint
8 43 (40.95%) Cisco ASA
9 38 (36.19%) HSRP
9 38 (36.19%) VPN
10 36 (34.29%) EIGRP
10 36 (34.29%) MPLS
11 34 (32.38%) F5
12 32 (30.48%) CCIE
13 30 (28.57%) Juniper
13 30 (28.57%) UNIX
13 30 (28.57%) Cisco Nexus
14 29 (27.62%) WAN
14 29 (27.62%) TCP/IP
15 28 (26.67%) SNMP
16 23 (21.90%) Change Management
16 23 (21.90%) Network Security
17 22 (20.95%) VRRP
18 21 (20.00%) DMVPN
19 20 (19.05%) IPsec
19 20 (19.05%) DNS
19 20 (19.05%) LAN
19 20 (19.05%) CCNA
20 19 (18.10%) DHCP
20 19 (18.10%) Windows

TACACS
Top Related IT Skills by Category

For the 6 months to 27 November 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 (4.76%) MS Excel
2 2 (1.90%) MS Office
3 1 (0.95%) MS Visio
Business Applications
1 1 (0.95%) SAP Oil and Gas
1 1 (0.95%) Dynamics CRM
Cloud Services
1 1 (0.95%) SaaS
Communications & Networking
1 90 (85.71%) Firewall
2 65 (61.90%) OSPF
3 53 (50.48%) BGP
4 43 (40.95%) Cisco ASA
5 38 (36.19%) HSRP
5 38 (36.19%) VPN
6 36 (34.29%) EIGRP
6 36 (34.29%) MPLS
7 30 (28.57%) Cisco Nexus
8 29 (27.62%) WAN
8 29 (27.62%) TCP/IP
9 28 (26.67%) SNMP
10 23 (21.90%) Network Security
11 22 (20.95%) VRRP
12 21 (20.00%) DMVPN
13 20 (19.05%) IPsec
13 20 (19.05%) DNS
13 20 (19.05%) LAN
14 19 (18.10%) DHCP
15 18 (17.14%) PPP
Database & Business Intelligence
1 2 (1.90%) SQL Server
2 1 (0.95%) SQL Server 2012
Development Applications
1 5 (4.76%) VSS/SourceSafe
General
1 11 (10.48%) Telecoms
2 5 (4.76%) Games
2 5 (4.76%) Finance
3 2 (1.90%) Investment Banking
3 2 (1.90%) Banking
3 2 (1.90%) Retail
3 2 (1.90%) Billing
3 2 (1.90%) Marketing
3 2 (1.90%) Back Office
4 1 (0.95%) Manufacturing
4 1 (0.95%) Electronics
4 1 (0.95%) Local Government
Job Titles
1 57 (54.29%) Network Engineer
2 21 (20.00%) Cisco Engineer
3 18 (17.14%) Security Engineer
4 14 (13.33%) Network Security Engineer
5 13 (12.38%) Cisco Support
6 10 (9.52%) Cisco Support Engineer
6 10 (9.52%) Cisco Network Engineer
6 10 (9.52%) Support Engineer
6 10 (9.52%) Consultant
7 9 (8.57%) Network Consultant
7 9 (8.57%) Analyst
7 9 (8.57%) Firewall Engineer
8 8 (7.62%) Network Analyst
9 7 (6.67%) Cisco Network Consultant
9 7 (6.67%) Cisco Consultant
10 6 (5.71%) Data Network Engineer
10 6 (5.71%) 3rd Line Network Engineer
11 4 (3.81%) Administrator
11 4 (3.81%) Network Support
11 4 (3.81%) Senior Network Engineer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 7 (6.67%) WAP
2 2 (1.90%) CSS
Miscellaneous
1 18 (17.14%) FlexPod
2 11 (10.48%) Analytical Skills
3 7 (6.67%) Management Information System
3 7 (6.67%) Mobile App
4 6 (5.71%) Computer Science
5 5 (4.76%) Online Games
6 4 (3.81%) SecurID
6 4 (3.81%) e-Health
6 4 (3.81%) Open Source
7 1 (0.95%) Handset
7 1 (0.95%) Clustering
7 1 (0.95%) DTV
Operating Systems
1 30 (28.57%) UNIX
2 19 (18.10%) Windows
3 9 (8.57%) Linux
4 8 (7.62%) Windows Server 2012
4 8 (7.62%) Windows XP
5 6 (5.71%) Solaris
6 1 (0.95%) Windows Server 2003
6 1 (0.95%) Windows 8
6 1 (0.95%) Windows Server 2008
Processes & Methodologies
1 23 (21.90%) Change Management
2 17 (16.19%) ITIL
3 13 (12.38%) Fault Management
4 11 (10.48%) Migration
4 11 (10.48%) Network Management
5 10 (9.52%) Load Balancing
6 8 (7.62%) Root Cause Analysis
7 6 (5.71%) Performance Tuning
7 6 (5.71%) Mentoring
7 6 (5.71%) E-Commerce
7 6 (5.71%) Service Management
8 5 (4.76%) ITSM
8 5 (4.76%) Release Management
8 5 (4.76%) Problem Management
8 5 (4.76%) Incident Management
9 4 (3.81%) Network Design
9 4 (3.81%) Performance Management
9 4 (3.81%) Network Monitoring
9 4 (3.81%) Project Management
9 4 (3.81%) Stakeholder Management
Programming Languages
1 18 (17.14%) Perl
2 7 (6.67%) R
3 2 (1.90%) SQL
Qualifications
1 66 (62.86%) Cisco Certification
2 57 (54.29%) CCNP
3 32 (30.48%) CCIE
4 20 (19.05%) CCNA
5 15 (14.29%) CCSA
5 15 (14.29%) Security Cleared
5 15 (14.29%) CCSE
6 13 (12.38%) Degree
7 12 (11.43%) SC Cleared
7 12 (11.43%) CISSP
8 11 (10.48%) CCSP
9 6 (5.71%) CEH
9 6 (5.71%) GCIA
9 6 (5.71%) GCIH
10 5 (4.76%) DV Cleared
11 2 (1.90%) PRINCE2 Certification
11 2 (1.90%) ITIL Certification
12 1 (0.95%) CCVP
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 16 (15.24%) SLA
2 2 (1.90%) Sarbanes-Oxley
3 1 (0.95%) PCI DSS
3 1 (0.95%) ISO/IEC 27001
3 1 (0.95%) COBIT
3 1 (0.95%) QA
System Software
1 5 (4.76%) Nmap
2 4 (3.81%) Snort
3 3 (2.86%) Active Directory
3 3 (2.86%) VMware ESXi
4 2 (1.90%) ProxySG
4 2 (1.90%) VMware Infrastructure
4 2 (1.90%) vSphere
5 1 (0.95%) Firmware
5 1 (0.95%) Hyper-V
Systems Management
1 19 (18.10%) RANCID
2 18 (17.14%) OpenNMS
3 8 (7.62%) OpenView
4 7 (6.67%) Netcool
5 5 (4.76%) Nessus
6 4 (3.81%) CA Spectrum
6 4 (3.81%) Cisco Prime
7 2 (1.90%) HP Quality Center
7 2 (1.90%) FortiGate
7 2 (1.90%) CiscoWorks
7 2 (1.90%) Nagios
8 1 (0.95%) Cisco CUCM
8 1 (0.95%) SolarWinds Orion
8 1 (0.95%) WhatsUp Gold
8 1 (0.95%) Cacti
Vendors
1 99 (94.29%) Cisco
2 46 (43.81%) CheckPoint
3 34 (32.38%) F5
4 30 (28.57%) Juniper
5 17 (16.19%) Microsoft
6 13 (12.38%) HP
7 11 (10.48%) Citrix
7 11 (10.48%) Fortinet
8 10 (9.52%) Blue Coat
9 8 (7.62%) Nokia
10 7 (6.67%) Radware
10 7 (6.67%) Nortel
10 7 (6.67%) Crossbeam
11 6 (5.71%) Websense
12 5 (4.76%) SolarWinds
13 4 (3.81%) Mitel
13 4 (3.81%) CA
13 4 (3.81%) Siemens
13 4 (3.81%) VMware
14 3 (2.86%) Riverbed
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