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 February 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
27 Feb 2015
Same period 2014 Same period 2013
Terminal Access Controller Access Control System (TACACS)
Rank 537 548 518
Rank change year-on-year
+11 -30
Contract jobs citing TACACS 39 18 19
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the UK 0.074% 0.036% 0.042%
As % of the Communications & Networking category 0.51% 0.27% 0.27%
Number of daily rates quoted 18 8 9
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£400 £375 £475
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+6.66% -20.96%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £221 £300 £253
10% offered a daily rate of more than £525 £443 £480
UK excluding London average daily rate £400 £275 £412
% change year-on-year
+45.45% -33.29%
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 0 4
Average hourly rate - - £33.25
UK excluding London average hourly rate - - £33.25

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
7686 6595 7037
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the UK 14.65% 13.12% 15.68%
Number of daily rates quoted 4152 3354 3398
Average daily rate £375 £365 £350
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+2.73% +4.28%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £213 £210 £200
10% offered a daily rate of more than £500 £500 £500
UK excluding London average daily rate £350 £338 £320
% change year-on-year
+3.70% +5.46%
Number of hourly rates quoted 431 378 605
Average hourly rate £25.50 £20.00 £23.50
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
+27.50% -14.89%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £12.85 £12.50 £12.00
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £44.50 £45.00 £47.50
UK excluding London average hourly rate £27.50 £20.53 £23.42
% change year-on-year
+33.95% -12.32%

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 February 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 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 27 February 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 38 £400 +6.66% 6
London -6 24 £300 -20.00% 2
South East -21 9 £525 +90.90% 1
Berkshire +3 4 £550 +100.00%
City of London +12 2 £300 -20.00%
Surrey +1 2 £300 -
South West -19 2 - - 2
Bristol - 2 - - 1
Reading - 1 £525 -
Redhill - - - -
Reigate - - - -
Solihull - - - -
Southampton - - - -
Stratford-upon-Avon - - - -
Swindon - - - - 1
Watford - - - -
Glasgow - - - -
Guernsey - - - -
Jersey - - - -
Leatherhead - - - -
Hampshire - - - -
Hertfordshire - - - -
Kent - - - -
Oxfordshire - - - -
West Midlands - - - -
Warwickshire - - - -
Wiltshire - - - - 1
Oxford - - - -
Scotland - - - -
Channel Islands - - - -

TACACS
Top 30 Related IT Skills

For the 6 months to 27 February 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 93 (90.29%) Cisco
2 83 (80.58%) Firewall
3 61 (59.22%) Cisco Certification
4 60 (58.25%) OSPF
5 51 (49.51%) BGP
6 48 (46.60%) F5
7 46 (44.66%) CheckPoint
8 45 (43.69%) CCNP
8 45 (43.69%) Cisco ASA
9 44 (42.72%) VPN
10 38 (36.89%) Juniper
10 38 (36.89%) MPLS
11 35 (33.98%) Network Security
12 34 (33.01%) CCIE
13 31 (30.10%) WAN
14 30 (29.13%) ITIL
14 30 (29.13%) Load Balancing
14 30 (29.13%) HSRP
15 29 (28.16%) Citrix
16 28 (27.18%) SNMP
17 27 (26.21%) IPsec
18 26 (25.24%) TCP/IP
18 26 (25.24%) UNIX
19 25 (24.27%) Cisco Nexus
20 24 (23.30%) EIGRP
20 24 (23.30%) Change Management
21 22 (21.36%) SLA
22 21 (20.39%) Wireless
23 20 (19.42%) VRRP
23 20 (19.42%) Windows

TACACS
Top Related IT Skills by Category

For the 6 months to 27 February 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 1 (0.97%) MS Excel
Business Applications
1 1 (0.97%) Dynamics CRM
Cloud Services
1 2 (1.94%) Cloud Computing
1 2 (1.94%) SaaS
Communications & Networking
1 83 (80.58%) Firewall
2 60 (58.25%) OSPF
3 51 (49.51%) BGP
4 45 (43.69%) Cisco ASA
5 44 (42.72%) VPN
6 38 (36.89%) MPLS
7 35 (33.98%) Network Security
8 31 (30.10%) WAN
9 30 (29.13%) HSRP
10 28 (27.18%) SNMP
11 27 (26.21%) IPsec
12 26 (25.24%) TCP/IP
13 25 (24.27%) Cisco Nexus
14 24 (23.30%) EIGRP
15 21 (20.39%) Wireless
16 20 (19.42%) VRRP
17 19 (18.45%) VoIP
18 18 (17.48%) LAN
18 18 (17.48%) DNS
19 16 (15.53%) DHCP
Database & Business Intelligence
1 4 (3.88%) Relational Database
2 1 (0.97%) SQL Server
2 1 (0.97%) SQL Server 2012
Development Applications
1 3 (2.91%) VSS/SourceSafe
General
1 12 (11.65%) Games
2 6 (5.83%) Telecoms
3 3 (2.91%) Finance
4 2 (1.94%) Manufacturing
4 2 (1.94%) Back Office
4 2 (1.94%) Banking
4 2 (1.94%) Retail
4 2 (1.94%) Billing
4 2 (1.94%) Investment Banking
5 1 (0.97%) Local Government
5 1 (0.97%) Marketing
Job Titles
1 46 (44.66%) Network Engineer
2 17 (16.50%) Analyst
3 15 (14.56%) Cisco Engineer
4 13 (12.62%) Cisco Support
5 12 (11.65%) Security Engineer
5 12 (11.65%) Architect
6 10 (9.71%) Support Engineer
6 10 (9.71%) Network Architect
6 10 (9.71%) Cisco Support Engineer
7 9 (8.74%) Network Analyst
8 8 (7.77%) Firewall Engineer
8 8 (7.77%) Network Security Engineer
9 6 (5.83%) Consultant
9 6 (5.83%) Network Consultant
10 5 (4.85%) Technical Analyst
10 5 (4.85%) Cisco Consultant
10 5 (4.85%) Cisco Network Engineer
10 5 (4.85%) Cisco Network Consultant
11 4 (3.88%) Data Network Engineer
11 4 (3.88%) Network Support
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 5 (4.85%) WAP
2 2 (1.94%) CSS
Miscellaneous
1 15 (14.56%) FlexPod
2 12 (11.65%) Online Games
3 11 (10.68%) Analytical Skills
4 5 (4.85%) Mobile App
5 3 (2.91%) Open Source
5 3 (2.91%) e-Health
6 2 (1.94%) SecurID
6 2 (1.94%) Computer Science
6 2 (1.94%) Management Information System
7 1 (0.97%) Handset
7 1 (0.97%) User Experience
Operating Systems
1 26 (25.24%) UNIX
2 20 (19.42%) Windows
3 13 (12.62%) Linux
4 8 (7.77%) Solaris
5 6 (5.83%) Windows Server 2012
5 6 (5.83%) Windows XP
6 1 (0.97%) Windows Server 2003
6 1 (0.97%) Windows Server 2008
6 1 (0.97%) Windows 8
Processes & Methodologies
1 30 (29.13%) ITIL
1 30 (29.13%) Load Balancing
2 24 (23.30%) Change Management
3 16 (15.53%) Network Management
4 15 (14.56%) Mentoring
5 14 (13.59%) E-Commerce
6 13 (12.62%) Fault Management
7 11 (10.68%) Service Management
8 10 (9.71%) Root Cause Analysis
9 6 (5.83%) Migration
9 6 (5.83%) Incident Management
10 4 (3.88%) Network Design
10 4 (3.88%) Performance Management
10 4 (3.88%) Performance Tuning
10 4 (3.88%) Problem Management
10 4 (3.88%) ITIL V3
10 4 (3.88%) Network Monitoring
11 3 (2.91%) Release Management
11 3 (2.91%) Performance Analysis
11 3 (2.91%) Capacity Management
Programming Languages
1 20 (19.42%) Perl
2 5 (4.85%) SQL
2 5 (4.85%) R
3 4 (3.88%) Shell Script
Qualifications
1 61 (59.22%) Cisco Certification
2 45 (43.69%) CCNP
3 34 (33.01%) CCIE
4 18 (17.48%) CCSA
4 18 (17.48%) CCSE
5 14 (13.59%) Security Cleared
6 12 (11.65%) Degree
7 11 (10.68%) SC Cleared
8 10 (9.71%) CCNA
9 6 (5.83%) CISSP
9 6 (5.83%) CCSP
10 4 (3.88%) GCIA
10 4 (3.88%) GCIH
10 4 (3.88%) DV Cleared
10 4 (3.88%) CEH
11 2 (1.94%) VCP4
12 1 (0.97%) PRINCE2 Certification
12 1 (0.97%) ITIL Certification
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 22 (21.36%) SLA
2 2 (1.94%) Sarbanes-Oxley
2 2 (1.94%) QA
2 2 (1.94%) PCI DSS
System Software
1 4 (3.88%) VMware Infrastructure
2 2 (1.94%) Hyper-V
2 2 (1.94%) VMware ESXi
2 2 (1.94%) ProxySG
2 2 (1.94%) Xen
3 1 (0.97%) Active Directory
3 1 (0.97%) Snort
3 1 (0.97%) Nmap
3 1 (0.97%) vSphere
Systems Management
1 18 (17.48%) RANCID
2 15 (14.56%) Netcool
2 15 (14.56%) OpenNMS
3 7 (6.80%) Cisco Prime
4 6 (5.83%) OpenView
5 3 (2.91%) CA Spectrum
6 2 (1.94%) FortiGate
6 2 (1.94%) SCCM
6 2 (1.94%) SCOM
7 1 (0.97%) Cacti
7 1 (0.97%) WhatsUp Gold
7 1 (0.97%) SolarWinds Orion
7 1 (0.97%) CiscoWorks
7 1 (0.97%) Nagios
7 1 (0.97%) Nessus
Vendors
1 93 (90.29%) Cisco
2 48 (46.60%) F5
3 46 (44.66%) CheckPoint
4 38 (36.89%) Juniper
5 29 (28.16%) Citrix
6 16 (15.53%) Blue Coat
7 12 (11.65%) Nokia
8 10 (9.71%) HP
9 9 (8.74%) SolarWinds
10 8 (7.77%) Microsoft
11 7 (6.80%) McAfee
11 7 (6.80%) Fortinet
12 5 (4.85%) Crossbeam
12 5 (4.85%) Computacenter
12 5 (4.85%) VMware
12 5 (4.85%) Radware
12 5 (4.85%) IBM
12 5 (4.85%) EMC
12 5 (4.85%) Nortel
13 4 (3.88%) Oracle
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