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 16 September 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
16 Sep 2014
Same period 2013 Same period 2012
Terminal Access Controller Access Control System (TACACS)
Rank 554 555 585
Rank change year-on-year
+1 +30
Contract jobs citing TACACS 52 37 24
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the UK 0.090% 0.070% 0.041%
As % of the Communications & Networking category 0.62% 0.51% 0.26%
Number of daily rates quoted 33 22 6
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£313 £388 £413
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
-19.35% -6.06%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £256 £277 £300
10% offered a daily rate of more than £384 £403 £563
UK excluding London average daily rate £310 £325 £450
% change year-on-year
-4.61% -27.77%
Number of hourly rates quoted 4 1 1
Average hourly rate £26.00 £17.00 £20.09
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
+52.94% -15.38%
UK excluding London average hourly rate £28.50 £17.00 £20.09
% change year-on-year
+67.66% -15.38%

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
8364 7196 9118
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the UK 14.55% 13.62% 15.48%
Number of daily rates quoted 4619 3903 4169
Average daily rate £363 £360 £350
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+0.69% +2.85%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £225 £210 £200
10% offered a daily rate of more than £500 £500 £475
UK excluding London average daily rate £345 £325 £330
% change year-on-year
+6.15% -1.51%
Number of hourly rates quoted 464 407 691
Average hourly rate £22.50 £22.50 £22.50
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £12.50 £13.00 £12.50
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £47.25 £40.00 £42.50
UK excluding London average hourly rate £22.50 £22.50 £25.00
% change year-on-year
- -10.00%

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 16 September 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 16 September 2014.

TACACS Hourly Rate Histogram in the UK

TACACS
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 TACACS within the UK over the 3 months to 16 September 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 +13 51 £316 -18.51% 7
London +26 26 £313 -20.38% 3
South East +4 15 £328 -20.60% 3
North West +1 7 £280 -5.08%
City of London +27 6 £300 -25.00% 1
Berkshire +14 6 £370 -10.84% 1
Cheshire +13 6 £280 -5.08%
Surrey - 6 £325 -
South West - 3 £300 -
Warrington - 3 £280 -
Buckinghamshire -6 2 £325 -21.21%
Wiltshire - 2 - -
Milton Keynes -4 1 £330 -20.00%
Hampshire - 1 - -
Hertfordshire - - - - 1
Kent - - - - 2
Suffolk - - - -
West Malling - - - - 2
Reading - - - - 1
Southampton - - - -
Staines - - - -
Stirling - - - -
Swindon - - - -
Bracknell - - - -
Bristol - - - -
Hayes - - - -
Hemel Hempstead - - - -
Ipswich - - - -
Leatherhead - - - -
Leeds - - - -

TACACS
Top 30 Related IT Skills

For the 6 months to 16 September 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 65 (92.86%) Cisco
2 49 (70.00%) Cisco Certification
2 49 (70.00%) Firewall
3 44 (62.86%) CCNP
4 35 (50.00%) OSPF
5 30 (42.86%) BGP
6 28 (40.00%) Cisco ASA
7 27 (38.57%) EIGRP
8 24 (34.29%) CheckPoint
8 24 (34.29%) MPLS
8 24 (34.29%) IPsec
9 23 (32.86%) VPN
10 22 (31.43%) CCNA
11 21 (30.00%) WAN
12 20 (28.57%) Cisco Nexus
12 20 (28.57%) HSRP
13 19 (27.14%) LAN
14 18 (25.71%) SNMP
15 17 (24.29%) VoIP
15 17 (24.29%) Wireless
16 16 (22.86%) TCP/IP
16 16 (22.86%) CCIE
17 15 (21.43%) UNIX
17 15 (21.43%) F5
18 14 (20.00%) Microsoft
18 14 (20.00%) Juniper
19 13 (18.57%) Windows
19 13 (18.57%) Network Security
20 11 (15.71%) VLAN
20 11 (15.71%) DMVPN

TACACS
Top Related IT Skills by Category

For the 6 months to 16 September 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 8 (11.43%) MS Excel
2 4 (5.71%) MS Office
3 1 (1.43%) MS Visio
3 1 (1.43%) Spreadsheet
Business Applications
1 1 (1.43%) SAP Oil and Gas
1 1 (1.43%) Dynamics CRM
Cloud Services
1 1 (1.43%) SaaS
Communications & Networking
1 49 (70.00%) Firewall
2 35 (50.00%) OSPF
3 30 (42.86%) BGP
4 28 (40.00%) Cisco ASA
5 27 (38.57%) EIGRP
6 24 (34.29%) MPLS
6 24 (34.29%) IPsec
7 23 (32.86%) VPN
8 21 (30.00%) WAN
9 20 (28.57%) Cisco Nexus
9 20 (28.57%) HSRP
10 19 (27.14%) LAN
11 18 (25.71%) SNMP
12 17 (24.29%) VoIP
12 17 (24.29%) Wireless
13 16 (22.86%) TCP/IP
14 13 (18.57%) Network Security
15 11 (15.71%) DMVPN
15 11 (15.71%) VLAN
16 10 (14.29%) tcpdump
Database & Business Intelligence
1 2 (2.86%) SQL Server
2 1 (1.43%) SQL Server 2012
Development Applications
1 4 (5.71%) VSS/SourceSafe
General
1 6 (8.57%) Telecoms
2 4 (5.71%) Finance
3 2 (2.86%) Banking
3 2 (2.86%) Investment Banking
4 1 (1.43%) Local Government
4 1 (1.43%) Marketing
4 1 (1.43%) Manufacturing
4 1 (1.43%) Games
4 1 (1.43%) Electronics
Job Titles
1 46 (65.71%) Network Engineer
2 14 (20.00%) Cisco Engineer
3 11 (15.71%) Cisco Network Engineer
4 10 (14.29%) Security Engineer
4 10 (14.29%) Network Security Engineer
5 8 (11.43%) Consultant
6 7 (10.00%) Network Consultant
7 6 (8.57%) Cisco Support
8 5 (7.14%) Cisco Consultant
8 5 (7.14%) 3rd Line Network Engineer
8 5 (7.14%) Cisco Network Consultant
8 5 (7.14%) Network Support
9 4 (5.71%) Analyst
9 4 (5.71%) Firewall Engineer
9 4 (5.71%) Data Network Engineer
10 3 (4.29%) Network Analyst
10 3 (4.29%) Senior Network Engineer
11 2 (2.86%) Network Administrator
11 2 (2.86%) Test Analyst
11 2 (2.86%) Project Manager
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 8 (11.43%) FIX Protocol
2 4 (5.71%) WAP
Miscellaneous
1 8 (11.43%) FlexPod
2 6 (8.57%) Analytical Skills
2 6 (8.57%) Management Information System
3 5 (7.14%) Computer Science
4 4 (5.71%) Open Source
4 4 (5.71%) Mobile App
5 3 (4.29%) SecurID
6 2 (2.86%) e-Health
7 1 (1.43%) Online Games
7 1 (1.43%) FMCG
7 1 (1.43%) Clustering
7 1 (1.43%) Firmware
7 1 (1.43%) DTV
Operating Systems
1 15 (21.43%) UNIX
2 13 (18.57%) Windows
3 5 (7.14%) Linux
4 4 (5.71%) Solaris
4 4 (5.71%) Windows Server 2008
5 3 (4.29%) Windows Server 2012
5 3 (4.29%) Windows XP
5 3 (4.29%) Windows Server 2003
Processes & Methodologies
1 11 (15.71%) ITIL
2 8 (11.43%) Change Management
2 8 (11.43%) Migration
2 8 (11.43%) Network Management
3 5 (7.14%) Time Management
3 5 (7.14%) ITSM
3 5 (7.14%) Root Cause Analysis
4 4 (5.71%) Infrastructure Management
4 4 (5.71%) Stakeholder Management
4 4 (5.71%) Load Balancing
4 4 (5.71%) Fault Management
4 4 (5.71%) Network Architecture
4 4 (5.71%) Change Control
4 4 (5.71%) Project Management
4 4 (5.71%) Business Continuity
5 3 (4.29%) Service Management
5 3 (4.29%) Problem Management
5 3 (4.29%) Release Management
5 3 (4.29%) Performance Tuning
6 2 (2.86%) Cyber Security
Programming Languages
1 7 (10.00%) Perl
2 5 (7.14%) R
3 4 (5.71%) SQL
4 1 (1.43%) C
Qualifications
1 49 (70.00%) Cisco Certification
2 44 (62.86%) CCNP
3 22 (31.43%) CCNA
4 16 (22.86%) CCIE
5 10 (14.29%) Degree
6 9 (12.86%) CISSP
7 8 (11.43%) CCSP
7 8 (11.43%) Security Cleared
8 7 (10.00%) SC Cleared
9 5 (7.14%) CCSE
9 5 (7.14%) CCSA
10 4 (5.71%) CEH
10 4 (5.71%) GCIA
10 4 (5.71%) GCIH
11 2 (2.86%) DV Cleared
11 2 (2.86%) PRINCE2 Certification
11 2 (2.86%) ITIL Certification
12 1 (1.43%) CCVP
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 11 (15.71%) SLA
2 1 (1.43%) ISO/IEC 27001
2 1 (1.43%) COBIT
2 1 (1.43%) ISO 9001
System Software
1 5 (7.14%) Nmap
1 5 (7.14%) Active Directory
1 5 (7.14%) VMware ESXi
2 4 (5.71%) Snort
2 4 (5.71%) VMware Infrastructure
3 2 (2.86%) Hyper-V
3 2 (2.86%) vSphere
4 1 (1.43%) ProxySG
Systems Management
1 9 (12.86%) RANCID
2 8 (11.43%) OpenNMS
3 5 (7.14%) OpenView
3 5 (7.14%) Nessus
4 4 (5.71%) Cisco Prime
4 4 (5.71%) Netcool
5 3 (4.29%) WhatsUp Gold
6 2 (2.86%) HP Quality Center
6 2 (2.86%) Nagios
6 2 (2.86%) CiscoWorks
6 2 (2.86%) CA Spectrum
7 1 (1.43%) Cisco CUCM
7 1 (1.43%) SolarWinds Orion
Vendors
1 65 (92.86%) Cisco
2 24 (34.29%) CheckPoint
3 15 (21.43%) F5
4 14 (20.00%) Microsoft
4 14 (20.00%) Juniper
5 10 (14.29%) HP
6 9 (12.86%) Mitel
7 6 (8.57%) VMware
7 6 (8.57%) Websense
7 6 (8.57%) Fortinet
8 5 (7.14%) Radware
9 4 (5.71%) Nortel
9 4 (5.71%) Crossbeam
9 4 (5.71%) SolarWinds
10 3 (4.29%) Dell
11 2 (2.86%) CA
11 2 (2.86%) Nokia
11 2 (2.86%) Siemens
11 2 (2.86%) Riverbed
12 1 (1.43%) ArcSight
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