The following table provides summary statistics for contract job vacancies advertised in the City of London with a requirement for HSRP skills. Included is a benchmarking guide to the contractor rates offered in vacancies that have cited HSRP over the 3 months to 22 June 2017 with a comparison to the same period in the previous 2 years.

Note that daily and hourly rates are treated separately in these statistics. When calculating contractor rate percentiles, daily rates are never derived from quoted hourly rates or vice versa.

Hot Standby Router Protocol (HSRP)
London / City of London
3 months to
22 Jun 2017
Same period 2016 Same period 2015
Rank 151 161 203
Rank change year-on-year +10 +42  
Contract jobs citing HSRP 14 8 9
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in the City of London 0.42% 0.24% 0.15%
As % of the Communications & Networking category 4.12% 1.67% 1.21%
Number of daily rates quoted 7 6 9
Median daily rate £427 £406 £300
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +5.10% +35.41%  
90% offered a daily rate of more than £307 £350 £230
10% offered a daily rate of more than £529 £488 £376
UK excluding London median daily rate £338 £337 £275
% change year-on-year +0.07% +22.63%  
Number of hourly rates quoted 3 0 0
Median hourly rate £24.86 - -
UK excluding London median hourly rate - £47.83 £30.00
% change year-on-year - +59.43%  

HSRP is in the communications and computer networking skills category. The next table is for comparison with the above and provides summary statistics for all contract job vacancies advertised in the City of London with a requirement for communications and computer networking skills.

Contract Communications & Computer Network Skills
City of London
Contract job vacancies with a requirement for communications and computer networking skills 340 478 742
As % of all contract IT job vacancies advertised in the City of London 10.32% 14.04% 12.77%
Number of daily rates quoted 261 377 550
Median daily rate £427 £450 £420
Median daily rate % change year-on-year -5.11% +7.14%  
90% offered a daily rate of more than £215 £288 £275
10% offered a daily rate of more than £600 £575 £550
UK excluding London median daily rate £375 £365 £347
% change year-on-year +2.73% +5.04%  
Number of hourly rates quoted 11 7 25
Median hourly rate £24.86 £19.00 £18.70
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year +30.84% +1.60%  
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £21.40 £17.50 £16.50
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £30.00 £26.00 £41.40
UK excluding London median hourly rate £27.50 £32.50 £26.00
% change year-on-year -15.38% +25.00%  

HSRP
Job Vacancy Trend in the City of London

The job posting trend of jobs advertised in the City of London citing HSRP as a proportion of all contract or permanent IT jobs with a match in the Communications & Networking category.

Job vacancy trend for HSRP in the City of London

HSRP
Contractor Daily Rate Trend in the City of London

This chart provides the 3-month moving average for daily rates quoted in contract jobs citing HSRP in the City of London.

Contractor daily rate trend for HSRP in the City of London

HSRP
Contractor Daily Rate Histogram in the City of London

The daily rate distribution of IT jobs citing HSRP in the City of London over the 3 months to 22 June 2017.

Contractor daily rate histogram for HSRP in the City of London

HSRP
Contractor Hourly Rate Trend in the City of London

This chart provides the 3-month moving average for contractor hourly rates quoted in IT jobs citing HSRP in the City of London.

Contractor hourly rate trend for HSRP in the City of London

For the 6 months to 22 June 2017, IT contractor jobs citing HSRP also mentioned the following skills in order of popularity. The figures indicate the number co-occurrences and its proportion to all contract ads across the City of London region with a requirement for HSRP.

1 14 (100.00%) Cisco
2 13 (92.86%) Firewall
3 11 (78.57%) TCP/IP
4 10 (71.43%) 802.1X
5 9 (64.29%) ISDN
5 9 (64.29%) VoIP
6 8 (57.14%) SNMP
6 8 (57.14%) TACACS
6 8 (57.14%) VLAN
6 8 (57.14%) Cisco ASA
7 7 (50.00%) Q.931
7 7 (50.00%) PPP
7 7 (50.00%) WAN
7 7 (50.00%) Cisco Prime
7 7 (50.00%) DPNSS
7 7 (50.00%) Data Centre
7 7 (50.00%) SolarWinds
7 7 (50.00%) Network Management
8 6 (42.86%) MPLS
8 6 (42.86%) Cisco Certification
8 6 (42.86%) CCNP
8 6 (42.86%) LAN
8 6 (42.86%) Cisco IOS
9 5 (35.71%) IPsec
9 5 (35.71%) Citrix
9 5 (35.71%) OSPF
9 5 (35.71%) EIGRP
9 5 (35.71%) F5
9 5 (35.71%) Cisco Nexus
10 4 (28.57%) NetScaler

HSRP
Co-occurring IT Skills in the City of London 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:

Cloud Services
1 1 (7.14%) Amazon AWS
1 1 (7.14%) AWS CloudFormation
Communications & Networking
1 13 (92.86%) Firewall
2 11 (78.57%) TCP/IP
3 9 (64.29%) ISDN
3 9 (64.29%) VoIP
4 8 (57.14%) Cisco ASA
4 8 (57.14%) SNMP
4 8 (57.14%) TACACS
4 8 (57.14%) VLAN
5 7 (50.00%) DPNSS
5 7 (50.00%) PPP
5 7 (50.00%) Q.931
5 7 (50.00%) WAN
6 6 (42.86%) Cisco IOS
6 6 (42.86%) LAN
6 6 (42.86%) MPLS
7 5 (35.71%) Cisco Nexus
7 5 (35.71%) EIGRP
7 5 (35.71%) IPsec
7 5 (35.71%) OSPF
8 4 (28.57%) NetScaler
Development Applications
1 2 (14.29%) VSS/SourceSafe
General
1 2 (14.29%) Telecoms
2 1 (7.14%) Finance
2 1 (7.14%) Retail
Job Titles
1 7 (50.00%) Network Engineer
2 5 (35.71%) Senior Network Engineer
3 4 (28.57%) Security Engineer
4 3 (21.43%) Cisco Engineer
4 3 (21.43%) Cisco Network Engineer
5 2 (14.29%) Data Centre Engineer
5 2 (14.29%) ICT Engineer
5 2 (14.29%) Senior Security Engineer
6 1 (7.14%) Blue Coat Engineer
6 1 (7.14%) Consultant
6 1 (7.14%) Network Consultant
6 1 (7.14%) Network Design Consultant
6 1 (7.14%) Network Security Consultant
6 1 (7.14%) Security Consultant
6 1 (7.14%) Senior Cisco Engineer
6 1 (7.14%) Senior Cisco Network Engineer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 10 (71.43%) 802.1X
Miscellaneous
1 7 (50.00%) Data Centre
2 2 (14.29%) Analytical Skills
Operating Systems
1 4 (28.57%) Windows
Processes & Methodologies
1 7 (50.00%) Network Management
2 3 (21.43%) High Availability
2 3 (21.43%) Load Balancing
3 1 (7.14%) Escalation Management
3 1 (7.14%) Incident Management
3 1 (7.14%) ITIL
3 1 (7.14%) ITIL V3
3 1 (7.14%) Kalman Filter
3 1 (7.14%) Network Planning
3 1 (7.14%) WAN Optimisation
Qualifications
1 6 (42.86%) CCNP
1 6 (42.86%) Cisco Certification
2 2 (14.29%) CCIE
3 1 (7.14%) CCDA
3 1 (7.14%) CCIE Routing and Switching
3 1 (7.14%) CCIE Security
3 1 (7.14%) CCSA
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 1 (7.14%) SLA
Systems Management
1 7 (50.00%) Cisco Prime
Vendors
1 14 (100.00%) Cisco
2 7 (50.00%) SolarWinds
3 5 (35.71%) Citrix
3 5 (35.71%) F5
4 4 (28.57%) CheckPoint
4 4 (28.57%) Microsoft
5 2 (14.29%) Aruba
5 2 (14.29%) Avaya
5 2 (14.29%) Fortinet
5 2 (14.29%) Palo Alto
5 2 (14.29%) Riverbed
6 1 (7.14%) Blue Coat
6 1 (7.14%) McAfee
6 1 (7.14%) Meraki
6 1 (7.14%) NetScout