Period
to 20 November 2017

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 6 months to 20 November 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
6 months to
20 Nov 2017
Same period 2016 Same period 2015
Rank 794 779 732
Rank change year-on-year -15 -47 -19
Contract jobs citing HSRP 55 97 139
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in England 0.058% 0.10% 0.13%
As % of the Communications & Networking category 0.42% 0.65% 0.95%
Number of daily rates quoted 32 64 91
England median daily rate £400 £395 £425
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +1.39% -7.18% +30.77%
10th Percentile £273 £302 £263
90th Percentile £523 £554 £500
UK median daily rate £388 £395 £425
% change year-on-year -1.77% -7.18% +30.77%
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 2 10
England median hourly rate - £48.00 £47.83
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year - +0.36% +181.27%
UK median hourly rate - £48.00 £47.83
% change year-on-year - +0.36% +70.82%

HSRP is in the Communications and Computer Networking category. The following table is for comparison with the above and provides summary statistics for all contract job vacancies advertised in England with a requirement for communications or computer networking skills.

All Communications and Computer Networking Skills
England
Contract vacancies with a requirement for communications or computer networking skills 13006 14904 14659
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in England 13.83% 15.43% 14.03%
Number of daily rates quoted 7975 9077 8592
England median daily rate £403 £400 £390
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +0.63% +2.56% +4.00%
10th Percentile £190 £220 £213
90th Percentile £588 £575 £550
UK median daily rate £400 £400 £388
% change year-on-year - +3.23% +3.33%
Number of hourly rates quoted 674 751 956
England median hourly rate £18.70 £23.75 £20.50
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year -21.26% +15.85% +2.50%
10th Percentile £11.33 £11.72 £11.00
90th Percentile £46.24 £47.50 £47.20
UK median hourly rate £19.00 £24.00 £20.50
% change year-on-year -20.83% +17.07% +2.50%

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 6 months to 20 November 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 6 months to 20 November 2017. The 'Rank Change' column provides an indication of the change in demand within each location based on the same 6 month period last year.

Location Rank Change
on Same Period
Last Year
Matching
Contract
IT Job Ads
Median
Daily Rate
Past 6 Months
Median Daily Rate
% Change
on Same Period
Last Year
Live
Job
Vacancies
London -49 24 £427 -3.77% 3
Midlands +28 13 £415 +18.57% 4
West Midlands +30 11 £415 +18.57% 2
East of England -14 6 £350 -36.36% 1
North of England +62 4 £425 +30.77% 6
South West +6 4 £273 -19.26%
South East -10 4 - - 1
North West +23 3 £425 +30.77% 5
East Midlands - 2 £313 - 2
Yorkshire - 1 - - 1
HSRP
UK

For the 6 months to 20 November 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 51 (92.73%) Cisco
2 45 (81.82%) Firewall
3 41 (74.55%) OSPF
4 39 (70.91%) BGP
5 36 (65.45%) VPN
6 35 (63.64%) Cisco Certification
6 35 (63.64%) MPLS
7 30 (54.55%) WAN
8 28 (50.91%) SNMP
8 28 (50.91%) VRRP
9 25 (45.45%) IPsec
9 25 (45.45%) CCNP
10 24 (43.64%) LAN
10 24 (43.64%) VLAN
11 22 (40.00%) SolarWinds
11 22 (40.00%) CheckPoint
12 21 (38.18%) EIGRP
12 21 (38.18%) TACACS
12 21 (38.18%) HP
13 20 (36.36%) Network Management
14 19 (34.55%) Wireless
15 17 (30.91%) DNS
16 16 (29.09%) Riverbed
17 15 (27.27%) TCP/IP
17 15 (27.27%) Juniper
17 15 (27.27%) DHCP
17 15 (27.27%) 802.1X
18 14 (25.45%) Data Centre
18 14 (25.45%) VoIP
18 14 (25.45%) ITIL

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 8 (14.55%) Skype for Business
2 5 (9.09%) Exchange Server 2013
2 5 (9.09%) MS Exchange
3 1 (1.82%) IIS
Applications
1 3 (5.45%) Microsoft Office
1 3 (5.45%) MS Visio
2 1 (1.82%) Microsoft Excel
Cloud Services
1 9 (16.36%) Microsoft Azure
2 8 (14.55%) Amazon AWS
3 1 (1.82%) Akamai
3 1 (1.82%) Office 365
3 1 (1.82%) SaaS
Communications & Networking
1 45 (81.82%) Firewall
2 41 (74.55%) OSPF
3 39 (70.91%) BGP
4 36 (65.45%) VPN
5 35 (63.64%) MPLS
6 30 (54.55%) WAN
7 28 (50.91%) SNMP
7 28 (50.91%) VRRP
8 25 (45.45%) IPsec
9 24 (43.64%) LAN
9 24 (43.64%) VLAN
10 21 (38.18%) EIGRP
10 21 (38.18%) TACACS
11 19 (34.55%) Wireless
12 17 (30.91%) DNS
13 15 (27.27%) DHCP
13 15 (27.27%) TCP/IP
14 14 (25.45%) Cisco ASA
14 14 (25.45%) VoIP
15 13 (23.64%) Network Security
Database & Business Intelligence
1 6 (10.91%) SQL Server
2 5 (9.09%) SQL Server 2005
3 2 (3.64%) MySQL
3 2 (3.64%) SQL Server 2008
4 1 (1.82%) Big Data
4 1 (1.82%) SQL Server 2012
Development Applications
1 2 (3.64%) Git (software)
1 2 (3.64%) VSS/SourceSafe
General
1 8 (14.55%) Law
2 7 (12.73%) Finance
3 3 (5.45%) Telecoms
4 2 (3.64%) Multimedia
5 1 (1.82%) Electronics
5 1 (1.82%) Legal
5 1 (1.82%) Manufacturing
5 1 (1.82%) Retail
Job Titles
1 25 (45.45%) Network Engineer
2 11 (20.00%) Senior Network Engineer
3 9 (16.36%) Network Manager
4 8 (14.55%) Analyst
5 5 (9.09%) Infrastructure Analyst
5 5 (9.09%) Network Analyst
5 5 (9.09%) Network Support
6 4 (7.27%) Architect
6 4 (7.27%) Cisco Engineer
6 4 (7.27%) Network Infrastructure Analyst
6 4 (7.27%) Wintel Analyst
7 3 (5.45%) Cisco Analyst
7 3 (5.45%) Cisco Network Analyst
7 3 (5.45%) Cisco Network Engineer
7 3 (5.45%) Cisco Support
7 3 (5.45%) Network Support Analyst
7 3 (5.45%) Security Engineer
7 3 (5.45%) Support Analyst
7 3 (5.45%) Support Engineer
7 3 (5.45%) Systems Analyst
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 15 (27.27%) 802.1X
2 1 (1.82%) Web Services
2 1 (1.82%) XMPP
Miscellaneous
1 14 (25.45%) Data Centre
2 8 (14.55%) Virtual Team
3 6 (10.91%) PKI
4 3 (5.45%) Analytical Skills
4 3 (5.45%) Computer Science
5 2 (3.64%) Clustering
5 2 (3.64%) Management Information System
6 1 (1.82%) Client/Server
6 1 (1.82%) Distributed Denial-of-Service
6 1 (1.82%) Driving Licence
6 1 (1.82%) Fintech
6 1 (1.82%) Life Science
6 1 (1.82%) Video Conferencing
Operating Systems
1 12 (21.82%) Windows
2 6 (10.91%) Windows Server
3 5 (9.09%) Windows Server 2008
4 3 (5.45%) Linux
5 1 (1.82%) Mac OS
5 1 (1.82%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
5 1 (1.82%) Unix
Processes & Methodologies
1 20 (36.36%) Network Management
2 14 (25.45%) ITIL
3 11 (20.00%) Capacity Planning
3 11 (20.00%) Service Management
4 10 (18.18%) WAN Optimisation
5 9 (16.36%) Root Cause Analysis
5 9 (16.36%) Service Delivery
5 9 (16.36%) Stakeholder Management
6 8 (14.55%) Information Security
6 8 (14.55%) Low Latency
6 8 (14.55%) Network Architecture
6 8 (14.55%) Practice Management
6 8 (14.55%) Regulatory Compliance
6 8 (14.55%) Supplier Management
6 8 (14.55%) Supply Chain Management
7 7 (12.73%) High Availability
7 7 (12.73%) Network Load Balancing
7 7 (12.73%) Network Packet Analysis
8 6 (10.91%) Change Management
8 6 (10.91%) ITIL V3
Programming Languages
1 5 (9.09%) Perl
2 4 (7.27%) Python
3 3 (5.45%) SQL
4 2 (3.64%) Java
4 2 (3.64%) PHP
5 1 (1.82%) Bash Shell
5 1 (1.82%) C
5 1 (1.82%) C++
5 1 (1.82%) PowerShell
5 1 (1.82%) Ruby
Qualifications
1 35 (63.64%) Cisco Certification
2 25 (45.45%) CCNP
3 11 (20.00%) CCIE
4 8 (14.55%) CCNA
5 7 (12.73%) Security Cleared
6 6 (10.91%) SC Cleared
7 5 (9.09%) CISSP
8 4 (7.27%) Check Point Certification
9 3 (5.45%) Degree
10 2 (3.64%) CCDA
10 2 (3.64%) CCIE Routing and Switching
11 1 (1.82%) CCNP Voice
11 1 (1.82%) CCSA
11 1 (1.82%) Computer Science Degree
11 1 (1.82%) Master's Degree
11 1 (1.82%) MCSA
11 1 (1.82%) MCSE
11 1 (1.82%) Microsoft Certification
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 5 (9.09%) SLA
2 2 (3.64%) PCI DSS
System Software
1 12 (21.82%) Active Directory
2 5 (9.09%) DFS Replication
2 5 (9.09%) NFS
2 5 (9.09%) vSphere
3 1 (1.82%) VMware Infrastructure
Systems Management
1 8 (14.55%) SCCM
2 6 (10.91%) Cisco Prime
3 5 (9.09%) McAfee ePO
3 5 (9.09%) vCenter Server
4 4 (7.27%) Nagios
5 3 (5.45%) FortiGate
5 3 (5.45%) SCOM
6 2 (3.64%) Cacti
6 2 (3.64%) OpenNMS
6 2 (3.64%) OPNET
6 2 (3.64%) Puppet
6 2 (3.64%) RANCID
7 1 (1.82%) Cisco CUCM
7 1 (1.82%) Failover Clustering
7 1 (1.82%) HP NNM
7 1 (1.82%) PowerCLI
7 1 (1.82%) WhatsUp Gold
7 1 (1.82%) WSUS
Vendors
1 51 (92.73%) Cisco
2 22 (40.00%) CheckPoint
2 22 (40.00%) SolarWinds
3 21 (38.18%) HP
4 16 (29.09%) Riverbed
5 15 (27.27%) Juniper
6 13 (23.64%) F5
6 13 (23.64%) McAfee
7 9 (16.36%) Microsoft
8 8 (14.55%) Blue Coat
8 8 (14.55%) Fortinet
8 8 (14.55%) SAP
9 7 (12.73%) BMC
9 7 (12.73%) Huawei
9 7 (12.73%) IBM
9 7 (12.73%) Palo Alto
10 6 (10.91%) Aruba
10 6 (10.91%) Citrix
10 6 (10.91%) VMware
11 5 (9.09%) NetApp