The table below looks at the statistics for TACACS skills in IT contracts advertised across the UK. Included is a guide to the contractor rates offered in IT contracts that have cited TACACS over the 3 months to 31 August 2016 with a comparison to the same period over 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.

3 months to
31 Aug 2016
Same period 2015 Same period 2014
Terminal Access Controller Access Control System (TACACS)
Rank 612 620 596
Rank change year-on-year
+8 -24
Contract jobs citing TACACS 33 42 40
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the UK 0.061% 0.072% 0.072%
As % of the Communications & Networking category 0.39% 0.51% 0.49%
Number of daily rates quoted 22 33 25
Median daily rate £350 £425 £310
Median daily rate % change year-on-year
-17.64% +37.09%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £325 £325 £224
10% offered a daily rate of more than £489 £447 £385
UK excluding London median daily rate £350 £400 £290
% change year-on-year
-12.50% +37.93%
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 0 2
Median hourly rate - - £30.00
UK excluding London median hourly rate - - £40.00

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
8434 8162 8231
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the UK 15.61% 13.93% 14.79%
Number of daily rates quoted 5137 4647 4444
Median daily rate £400 £375 £360
Median daily rate % change year-on-year
+6.66% +4.16%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £240 £233 £220
10% offered a daily rate of more than £550 £510 £500
UK excluding London median daily rate £365 £350 £338
% change year-on-year
+4.28% +3.70%
Number of hourly rates quoted 429 532 458
Median hourly rate £33.00 £21.53 £21.50
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year
+53.31% +0.11%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £12.93 £12.35 £12.50
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £49.19 £47.83 £50.00
UK excluding London median hourly rate £36.00 £21.53 £22.50
% change year-on-year
+67.24% -4.33%

TACACS
Jobs Demand Trend

The demand trend of contract jobs citing TACACS as a proportion of all IT contracts with a match in 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 31 August 2016.

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 22 Contract Locations

The table below looks at the demand and provides a guide to the median contractor rates quoted in IT jobs citing TACACS within the UK over the 3 months to 31 August 2016. 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
(Click see detailed
statistics and trends)
Rank Change
on Same Period
Last Year
Matching
Contract
IT Job Ads
Median
Daily Rate
Last 3 Months
Median Daily Rate
% Change
on Same Period
Last Year
Live
Job
Vacancies
England -12 24 £450 +5.88% 2
West Midlands - 7 £460 -
South East +6 6 £350 -
London -36 6 £470 +8.04%
South Wales - 6 £350 -
Wales - 6 £350 -
South West - 5 £400 -
Berkshire +10 4 £650 +100.00%
Swindon - 4 £475 -
Wiltshire - 4 £475 -
Shropshire - 3 - -
Telford - 3 - -
Hampshire +12 2 £350 -
Slough - 2 - -
Scotland - 2 £300 -
Cheltenham - 1 £300 -
Bracknell - 1 - -
Cardiff - 1 - -
Gloucestershire - 1 £300 -
Birmingham - 1 £325 -
Glasgow - 1 £275 -
Fife - 1 £325 -

TACACS
Top 30 Related IT Skills

For the 6 months to 31 August 2016, IT contractor jobs citing TACACS also mentioned the following skills in order of popularity. The figures indicate the number co-occurrences and its proportion to all contract ads with a requirement for TACACS.

1 59 (80.82%) Cisco
2 50 (68.49%) Firewall
3 31 (42.47%) LAN
4 30 (41.10%) Cisco Certification
5 29 (39.73%) Wireless
6 25 (34.25%) BGP
6 25 (34.25%) Cisco Prime
6 25 (34.25%) WAN
7 22 (30.14%) DHCP
8 20 (27.40%) CheckPoint
8 20 (27.40%) OSPF
9 19 (26.03%) DNS
10 18 (24.66%) SSL
10 18 (24.66%) VPN
10 18 (24.66%) Juniper
10 18 (24.66%) Windows
10 18 (24.66%) Linux
10 18 (24.66%) Network Security
10 18 (24.66%) Security Cleared
10 18 (24.66%) F5
10 18 (24.66%) Cisco ISE
11 17 (23.29%) NetScaler
11 17 (23.29%) MPLS
11 17 (23.29%) ITIL
12 16 (21.92%) IPsec
12 16 (21.92%) Cisco Nexus
13 15 (20.55%) SC Cleared
13 15 (20.55%) CCNP
14 14 (19.18%) EIGRP
14 14 (19.18%) Cisco ASA

TACACS
Top Related IT Skills by Category

The follow tables expand on the table above by listing co-occurrences grouped by category. The same job type, locality and period is covered with up to 20 co-occurrences shown in each of the following categories:

Application Platforms
1 1 (1.37%) OpenStack
Applications
1 2 (2.74%) MS Office
2 1 (1.37%) MS Visio
Business Applications
1 5 (6.85%) assyst
2 4 (5.48%) Maximo
Cloud Services
1 2 (2.74%) IaaS
2 1 (1.37%) Amazon AWS
2 1 (1.37%) Microsoft Azure
Communications & Networking
1 50 (68.49%) Firewall
2 31 (42.47%) LAN
3 29 (39.73%) Wireless
4 25 (34.25%) BGP
4 25 (34.25%) WAN
5 22 (30.14%) DHCP
6 20 (27.40%) OSPF
7 19 (26.03%) DNS
8 18 (24.66%) Cisco ISE
8 18 (24.66%) Network Security
8 18 (24.66%) SSL
8 18 (24.66%) VPN
9 17 (23.29%) MPLS
9 17 (23.29%) NetScaler
10 16 (21.92%) Cisco Nexus
10 16 (21.92%) IPsec
11 14 (19.18%) Cisco ASA
11 14 (19.18%) EIGRP
12 13 (17.81%) SNMP
12 13 (17.81%) Wi-Fi
Development Applications
1 3 (4.11%) VSS/SourceSafe
General
1 6 (8.22%) Retail
2 5 (6.85%) Finance
2 5 (6.85%) Telecoms
3 3 (4.11%) Banking
4 2 (2.74%) Back Office
4 2 (2.74%) Billing
5 1 (1.37%) Legal
5 1 (1.37%) Publishing
Job Titles
1 41 (56.16%) Network Engineer
2 20 (27.40%) Cisco Engineer
3 18 (24.66%) Cisco Network Engineer
4 13 (17.81%) SC Cleared Network Engineer
5 8 (10.96%) Analyst
5 8 (10.96%) Architect
6 7 (9.59%) Security Analyst
7 6 (8.22%) Juniper Engineer
7 6 (8.22%) Network Architect
7 6 (8.22%) Security Engineer
8 4 (5.48%) Consultant
8 4 (5.48%) Network Analyst
8 4 (5.48%) Network Security Analyst
8 4 (5.48%) Project Manager
8 4 (5.48%) Wireless Architect
9 3 (4.11%) Maximo Consultant
9 3 (4.11%) Network Manager
9 3 (4.11%) Senior Network Engineer
10 2 (2.74%) Firewall Engineer
10 2 (2.74%) Project Engineer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 9 (12.33%) 802.1X
2 1 (1.37%) Web Services
Miscellaneous
1 14 (19.18%) Data Centre
2 12 (16.44%) Video Conferencing
3 8 (10.96%) Management Information System
4 7 (9.59%) PKI
5 3 (4.11%) Analytical Skills
5 3 (4.11%) Distributed Denial-of-Service
6 2 (2.74%) Computer Science
7 1 (1.37%) Digital Media
7 1 (1.37%) Mathematics
7 1 (1.37%) Private Cloud
7 1 (1.37%) Statistics
Operating Systems
1 18 (24.66%) Linux
1 18 (24.66%) Windows
2 14 (19.18%) Windows Server
3 13 (17.81%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
4 5 (6.85%) Unix
5 1 (1.37%) Mandriva Linux
5 1 (1.37%) Ubuntu
5 1 (1.37%) Windows Server 2003
5 1 (1.37%) Windows XP
Processes & Methodologies
1 17 (23.29%) ITIL
2 12 (16.44%) Load Balancing
2 12 (16.44%) Network Management
3 10 (13.70%) Migration
4 8 (10.96%) Network Design
5 7 (9.59%) Information Management
6 6 (8.22%) Change Control
6 6 (8.22%) Operations Management
7 4 (5.48%) Change Management
7 4 (5.48%) Data Analysis
7 4 (5.48%) Data Cleansing
7 4 (5.48%) Data Mapping
7 4 (5.48%) Data Migration
7 4 (5.48%) Information Security
7 4 (5.48%) Network Architecture
7 4 (5.48%) Network Monitoring
7 4 (5.48%) Penetration Testing
7 4 (5.48%) Project Management
7 4 (5.48%) Vulnerability Management
7 4 (5.48%) WAN Optimisation
Programming Languages
1 4 (5.48%) C
2 3 (4.11%) Python
3 2 (2.74%) Java
4 1 (1.37%) Bash Shell
4 1 (1.37%) JavaScript
4 1 (1.37%) Korn
4 1 (1.37%) Perl
4 1 (1.37%) PHP
4 1 (1.37%) Ruby
4 1 (1.37%) Shell Script
Qualifications
1 30 (41.10%) Cisco Certification
2 18 (24.66%) Security Cleared
3 15 (20.55%) CCNP
3 15 (20.55%) SC Cleared
4 7 (9.59%) CCNA
5 6 (8.22%) CCIE
6 5 (6.85%) CCSA
6 5 (6.85%) Degree
7 4 (5.48%) CCSE
8 3 (4.11%) CCSP
8 3 (4.11%) CISSP
8 3 (4.11%) PMI Certification
8 3 (4.11%) PMP
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 4 (5.48%) SLA
2 2 (2.74%) PCI DSS
3 1 (1.37%) QA
System Software
1 6 (8.22%) ProxySG
2 4 (5.48%) Active Directory
3 3 (4.11%) VMware Infrastructure
4 1 (1.37%) Firmware
4 1 (1.37%) ISA Server
4 1 (1.37%) Snort
4 1 (1.37%) vCloud
4 1 (1.37%) Virtual Desktop
4 1 (1.37%) Virtual Servers
4 1 (1.37%) VMware ESX
4 1 (1.37%) VMware Workstation
Systems Management
1 25 (34.25%) Cisco Prime
2 13 (17.81%) FortiGate
3 8 (10.96%) SolarWinds Orion
4 3 (4.11%) Cisco CUCM
5 2 (2.74%) HAProxy
6 1 (1.37%) AppManager
6 1 (1.37%) Cacti
6 1 (1.37%) Cisco CME
6 1 (1.37%) TrustSec
6 1 (1.37%) WhatsUp Gold
Vendors
1 59 (80.82%) Cisco
2 20 (27.40%) CheckPoint
3 18 (24.66%) F5
3 18 (24.66%) Juniper
4 14 (19.18%) SolarWinds
5 13 (17.81%) Red Hat
6 12 (16.44%) Microsoft
7 11 (15.07%) Fortinet
8 10 (13.70%) Blue Coat
9 8 (10.96%) Intel Security
10 6 (8.22%) Citrix
10 6 (8.22%) Palo Alto
11 5 (6.85%) IBM
12 4 (5.48%) Barracuda Networks
12 4 (5.48%) Infoblox
12 4 (5.48%) Nokia
13 3 (4.11%) TippingPoint
13 3 (4.11%) VMware
14 2 (2.74%) Aruba
14 2 (2.74%) LANDesk