The following table provides summary statistics for contract job vacancies advertised in England 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 28 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)
UK / England
3 months to
28 Jun 2017
Same period 2016 Same period 2015
Rank 549 564 545
Rank change year-on-year +15 -19  
Contract jobs citing HSRP 34 56 77
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in England 0.079% 0.11% 0.15%
As % of the Communications & Networking category 0.57% 0.71% 1.04%
Number of daily rates quoted 21 35 51
Median daily rate £400 £375 £350
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +6.66% +7.14%  
90% offered a daily rate of more than £290 £296 £230
10% offered a daily rate of more than £553 £549 £469
UK excluding London median daily rate £338 £325 £290
% change year-on-year +3.84% +12.06%  
Number of hourly rates quoted 3 7 1
Median hourly rate £24.86 £47.83 £30.00
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year -48.02% +59.43%  
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 England with a requirement for communications and computer networking skills.

Contract Communications & Computer Network Skills
England
Contract job vacancies with a requirement for communications and computer networking skills 5978 7894 7394
As % of all contract IT job vacancies advertised in England 13.83% 15.96% 14.73%
Number of daily rates quoted 9425 12827 12006
Median daily rate £400 £400 £360
Median daily rate % change year-on-year - +11.11%  
90% offered a daily rate of more than £210 £230 £213
10% offered a daily rate of more than £575 £575 £525
UK excluding London median daily rate £375 £365 £340
% change year-on-year +2.73% +7.35%  
Number of hourly rates quoted 843 864 1004
Median hourly rate £24.86 £28.00 £22.83
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year -11.21% +22.64%  
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £12.00 £12.00 £12.25
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £52.50 £48.00 £45.49
UK excluding London median hourly rate £27.50 £31.50 £23.50
% change year-on-year -12.69% +34.04%  

HSRP
Job Vacancy Trend in England

Job postings citing HSRP as a percentage of all IT jobs advertised in England.

Job vacancy trend for HSRP in England

HSRP
Contractor Daily Rate Trend in England

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

Contractor daily rate trend for HSRP in England

HSRP
Contractor Daily Rate Histogram in England

The daily rate distribution of IT jobs citing HSRP in England over the 3 months to 28 June 2017.

Contractor daily rate histogram for HSRP in England

HSRP
Contractor Hourly Rate Trend in England

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

Contractor hourly rate trend for HSRP in England

HSRP
Contract Job Locations in England

The table below looks at the demand and provides a guide to the median contractor rates quoted in IT jobs citing HSRP within the England region over the 3 months to 28 June 2017. 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 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
London +7 21 £500 +5.26% 11
Midlands +18 6 £400 +5.26%
West Midlands +23 4 £400 +5.26%
South West -10 3 £338 +3.84%
East of England - 3 £325 -
East Midlands - 2 £313 -
South East +15 1 £238 -26.58%
HSRP
UK

For the 6 months to 28 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 England region with a requirement for HSRP.

1 52 (91.23%) Cisco
2 47 (82.46%) Firewall
3 37 (64.91%) OSPF
4 36 (63.16%) Cisco Certification
5 34 (59.65%) CCNP
6 33 (57.89%) BGP
7 28 (49.12%) MPLS
8 27 (47.37%) Cisco ASA
9 26 (45.61%) VPN
10 24 (42.11%) TCP/IP
10 24 (42.11%) F5
11 23 (40.35%) Cisco Nexus
11 23 (40.35%) IPsec
12 22 (38.60%) EIGRP
12 22 (38.60%) LAN
13 21 (36.84%) WAN
13 21 (36.84%) Juniper
13 21 (36.84%) TACACS
14 20 (35.09%) VLAN
15 19 (33.33%) Data Centre
15 19 (33.33%) DHCP
15 19 (33.33%) VoIP
16 18 (31.58%) 802.1X
17 17 (29.82%) SNMP
17 17 (29.82%) DNS
18 16 (28.07%) SSL
18 16 (28.07%) Wireless
19 15 (26.32%) VRRP
19 15 (26.32%) Cisco IOS
20 13 (22.81%) Load Balancing

HSRP
Co-occurring IT Skills in England 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 (1.75%) IIS
Applications
1 2 (3.51%) MS Visio
2 1 (1.75%) Microsoft Office
Cloud Services
1 2 (3.51%) Amazon AWS
1 2 (3.51%) SaaS
2 1 (1.75%) Akamai
2 1 (1.75%) Amazon EC2
2 1 (1.75%) AWS CloudFormation
2 1 (1.75%) Microsoft Azure
Communications & Networking
1 47 (82.46%) Firewall
2 37 (64.91%) OSPF
3 33 (57.89%) BGP
4 28 (49.12%) MPLS
5 27 (47.37%) Cisco ASA
6 26 (45.61%) VPN
7 24 (42.11%) TCP/IP
8 23 (40.35%) Cisco Nexus
8 23 (40.35%) IPsec
9 22 (38.60%) EIGRP
9 22 (38.60%) LAN
10 21 (36.84%) TACACS
10 21 (36.84%) WAN
11 20 (35.09%) VLAN
12 19 (33.33%) DHCP
12 19 (33.33%) VoIP
13 17 (29.82%) DNS
13 17 (29.82%) SNMP
14 16 (28.07%) SSL
14 16 (28.07%) Wireless
Development Applications
1 10 (17.54%) VSS/SourceSafe
General
1 7 (12.28%) Telecoms
2 6 (10.53%) Finance
3 1 (1.75%) Manufacturing
3 1 (1.75%) Retail
Job Titles
1 33 (57.89%) Network Engineer
2 7 (12.28%) Senior Network Engineer
3 6 (10.53%) Cisco Engineer
4 5 (8.77%) Network Specialist
5 4 (7.02%) Cisco Network Engineer
5 4 (7.02%) Consultant
5 4 (7.02%) Network Consultant
5 4 (7.02%) Security Engineer
6 3 (5.26%) Analyst
6 3 (5.26%) Data Centre Engineer
6 3 (5.26%) Network Analyst
6 3 (5.26%) Network Security Specialist
6 3 (5.26%) Security Specialist
7 2 (3.51%) Design Engineer
7 2 (3.51%) ICT Engineer
7 2 (3.51%) IP Engineer
7 2 (3.51%) Linux Engineer
7 2 (3.51%) Network Manager
7 2 (3.51%) Network Security Consultant
7 2 (3.51%) Unix Linux Engineer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 18 (31.58%) 802.1X
2 2 (3.51%) FreeMarker
2 2 (3.51%) RFC 2547
3 1 (1.75%) XMPP
Miscellaneous
1 19 (33.33%) Data Centre
2 5 (8.77%) Analytical Skills
3 3 (5.26%) PKI
4 1 (1.75%) Computer Science
4 1 (1.75%) Driving Licence
4 1 (1.75%) Life Science
4 1 (1.75%) Video Conferencing
Operating Systems
1 9 (15.79%) Windows
2 6 (10.53%) Unix
3 3 (5.26%) Linux
Processes & Methodologies
1 13 (22.81%) Load Balancing
2 9 (15.79%) Network Management
3 8 (14.04%) ITIL
4 7 (12.28%) Migration
5 5 (8.77%) High Availability
5 5 (8.77%) Network Design
6 3 (5.26%) Continuous Improvement
6 3 (5.26%) Network Monitoring
6 3 (5.26%) Root Cause Analysis
7 2 (3.51%) Change Control
7 2 (3.51%) Change Management
7 2 (3.51%) Data Privacy
7 2 (3.51%) Incident Management
7 2 (3.51%) Network Architecture
7 2 (3.51%) Network Planning
7 2 (3.51%) Performance Tuning
7 2 (3.51%) PRINCE2
7 2 (3.51%) Security Operations
7 2 (3.51%) Time Management
7 2 (3.51%) WAN Optimisation
Programming Languages
1 2 (3.51%) JavaScript
1 2 (3.51%) Perl
1 2 (3.51%) Python
1 2 (3.51%) Shell Script
1 2 (3.51%) Tcl
2 1 (1.75%) C
Qualifications
1 36 (63.16%) Cisco Certification
2 34 (59.65%) CCNP
3 10 (17.54%) CCIE
3 10 (17.54%) CCNA
4 4 (7.02%) CCDP
5 3 (5.26%) CCSA
5 3 (5.26%) CCSP
6 2 (3.51%) CCIE Security
6 2 (3.51%) JNCIP
6 2 (3.51%) Security Cleared
7 1 (1.75%) CCDA
7 1 (1.75%) CCIE Routing and Switching
7 1 (1.75%) CCIP
7 1 (1.75%) CCVP
7 1 (1.75%) CISSP
7 1 (1.75%) Computer Science Degree
7 1 (1.75%) Degree
7 1 (1.75%) ITIL Certification
7 1 (1.75%) SC Cleared
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 4 (7.02%) SLA
2 1 (1.75%) ISO/IEC 27001
2 1 (1.75%) PCI DSS
System Software
1 3 (5.26%) Active Directory
1 3 (5.26%) vCloud
1 3 (5.26%) VMware Infrastructure
2 1 (1.75%) Firmware
2 1 (1.75%) VMware Server
Systems Management
1 12 (21.05%) Cisco Prime
2 5 (8.77%) FortiGate
3 4 (7.02%) Cisco CUCM
4 1 (1.75%) Ansible
4 1 (1.75%) HP NNM
4 1 (1.75%) Nagios
4 1 (1.75%) Opscode Chef
4 1 (1.75%) RANCID
4 1 (1.75%) WhatsUp Gold
Vendors
1 52 (91.23%) Cisco
2 24 (42.11%) F5
3 21 (36.84%) Juniper
4 13 (22.81%) CheckPoint
5 12 (21.05%) SolarWinds
6 11 (19.30%) Palo Alto
7 9 (15.79%) Citrix
8 8 (14.04%) Fortinet
9 7 (12.28%) Avaya
10 6 (10.53%) Microsoft
10 6 (10.53%) Riverbed
11 5 (8.77%) HP
12 4 (7.02%) Arista
12 4 (7.02%) Aruba
12 4 (7.02%) Infoblox
12 4 (7.02%) VMware
13 3 (5.26%) Sophos
14 2 (3.51%) BT
14 2 (3.51%) Ericsson
14 2 (3.51%) Huawei
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The Bridge Ltd
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