Period
to 22 November 2017

The following table provides summary statistics for contract job vacancies 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 22 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
6 months to
22 Nov 2017
Same period 2016 Same period 2015
Rank 822 792 757
Rank change year-on-year -30 -35 -28
Contract jobs citing HSRP 62 107 147
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in the UK 0.060% 0.10% 0.13%
As % of the Communications & Networking category 0.44% 0.65% 0.94%
Number of daily rates quoted 36 65 95
UK median daily rate £388 £402 £425
Median daily rate % change year-on-year -3.49% -5.53% +30.77%
10th Percentile £281 £302 £256
90th Percentile £513 £554 £500
UK excluding London median daily rate £375 £350 £344
% change year-on-year +7.14% +1.82% -4.51%
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 3 12
UK median hourly rate - £48.00 £47.83
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year - +0.36% +70.82%
UK excluding London median hourly rate - £48.00 £47.83
% change year-on-year - +0.36% +122.44%

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 with a requirement for communications or computer networking skills.

All Communications and Computer Networking Skills
UK
Contract vacancies with a requirement for communications or computer networking skills 14146 16349 15656
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in the UK 13.71% 15.51% 13.88%
Number of daily rates quoted 8603 9874 9060
UK median daily rate £400 £400 £388
Median daily rate % change year-on-year - +3.23% +3.33%
10th Percentile £181 £214 £213
90th Percentile £588 £575 £550
UK excluding London median daily rate £375 £375 £363
% change year-on-year - +3.45% +3.57%
Number of hourly rates quoted 746 834 1012
UK median hourly rate £19.00 £23.88 £20.71
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year -20.42% +15.31% +3.53%
10th Percentile £11.15 £11.72 £11.00
90th Percentile £46.82 £48.00 £46.00
UK excluding London median hourly rate £18.04 £25.00 £20.97
% change year-on-year -27.84% +19.23% +4.84%

HSRP
Job Vacancy Trend

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

Job vacancy trend for HSRP in the UK

HSRP
Contractor Daily Rate Trend

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

Contractor daily rate trend for HSRP in the UK

HSRP
Contractor Daily Rate Histogram

The daily rate distribution of IT jobs citing HSRP over the 6 months to 22 November 2017.

Contractor daily rate histogram for HSRP in the UK

HSRP
Contractor Hourly Rate Trend

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

Contractor hourly rate trend for HSRP in the UK

HSRP
Top 13 Contract Locations

The table below looks at the demand and provides a guide to the median contractor rates quoted in IT jobs citing HSRP within the UK over the 6 months to 22 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
England -28 55 £400 -0.37% 19
UK excluding London +24 37 £375 +7.14% 16
London -65 24 £427 -5.11% 3
Midlands +32 13 £415 +18.57% 6
West Midlands +33 11 £415 +18.57% 4
Scotland -5 6 £375 -
East of England -10 6 £350 -36.36% 1
North of England +74 4 £425 +30.77% 8
South West +2 4 £273 -19.26%
South East -7 4 - - 1
North West +14 3 £425 +30.77% 6
East Midlands - 2 £313 - 2
Yorkshire - 1 - - 2

For the 6 months to 22 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 with a requirement for HSRP.

1 58 (93.55%) Cisco
2 51 (82.26%) Firewall
3 48 (77.42%) OSPF
4 46 (74.19%) BGP
5 41 (66.13%) MPLS
6 40 (64.52%) VPN
7 37 (59.68%) Cisco Certification
8 36 (58.06%) WAN
9 32 (51.61%) IPsec
10 30 (48.39%) LAN
11 28 (45.16%) SNMP
11 28 (45.16%) VRRP
12 27 (43.55%) CCNP
13 26 (41.94%) EIGRP
13 26 (41.94%) CheckPoint
13 26 (41.94%) SolarWinds
14 25 (40.32%) VLAN
14 25 (40.32%) Wireless
15 21 (33.87%) TACACS
15 21 (33.87%) HP
15 21 (33.87%) 802.1X
16 20 (32.26%) Network Management
17 18 (29.03%) Data Centre
18 17 (27.42%) F5
18 17 (27.42%) Juniper
18 17 (27.42%) DNS
19 16 (25.81%) Riverbed
20 15 (24.19%) Cisco ASA
20 15 (24.19%) TCP/IP
20 15 (24.19%) DHCP

HSRP
Co-occurring 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 8 (12.90%) Skype for Business
2 5 (8.06%) Exchange Server 2013
2 5 (8.06%) MS Exchange
3 1 (1.61%) IIS
Applications
1 3 (4.84%) Microsoft Office
1 3 (4.84%) MS Visio
2 1 (1.61%) Microsoft Excel
Cloud Services
1 9 (14.52%) Microsoft Azure
2 8 (12.90%) Amazon AWS
3 1 (1.61%) Akamai
3 1 (1.61%) Office 365
3 1 (1.61%) SaaS
Communications & Networking
1 51 (82.26%) Firewall
2 48 (77.42%) OSPF
3 46 (74.19%) BGP
4 41 (66.13%) MPLS
5 40 (64.52%) VPN
6 36 (58.06%) WAN
7 32 (51.61%) IPsec
8 30 (48.39%) LAN
9 28 (45.16%) SNMP
9 28 (45.16%) VRRP
10 26 (41.94%) EIGRP
11 25 (40.32%) VLAN
11 25 (40.32%) Wireless
12 21 (33.87%) TACACS
13 17 (27.42%) DNS
14 15 (24.19%) Cisco ASA
14 15 (24.19%) DHCP
14 15 (24.19%) Internet
14 15 (24.19%) TCP/IP
15 14 (22.58%) VoIP
Database & Business Intelligence
1 6 (9.68%) SQL Server
2 5 (8.06%) SQL Server 2005
3 2 (3.23%) MySQL
3 2 (3.23%) SQL Server 2008
4 1 (1.61%) Big Data
4 1 (1.61%) SQL Server 2012
Development Applications
1 2 (3.23%) Git (software)
1 2 (3.23%) VSS/SourceSafe
General
1 11 (17.74%) Finance
2 8 (12.90%) Law
3 3 (4.84%) Telecoms
4 2 (3.23%) Legal
4 2 (3.23%) Multimedia
5 1 (1.61%) Electronics
5 1 (1.61%) Manufacturing
5 1 (1.61%) Retail
Job Titles
1 32 (51.61%) Network Engineer
2 11 (17.74%) Senior Network Engineer
3 9 (14.52%) Network Manager
4 8 (12.90%) Analyst
5 5 (8.06%) Infrastructure Analyst
5 5 (8.06%) Network Analyst
5 5 (8.06%) Network Support
6 4 (6.45%) Architect
6 4 (6.45%) Cisco Engineer
6 4 (6.45%) Network Infrastructure Analyst
6 4 (6.45%) Wintel Analyst
7 3 (4.84%) Cisco Analyst
7 3 (4.84%) Cisco Network Analyst
7 3 (4.84%) Cisco Network Engineer
7 3 (4.84%) Cisco Support
7 3 (4.84%) Network Support Analyst
7 3 (4.84%) Security Engineer
7 3 (4.84%) Support Analyst
7 3 (4.84%) Support Engineer
7 3 (4.84%) Systems Analyst
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 21 (33.87%) 802.1X
2 1 (1.61%) Web Services
2 1 (1.61%) XMPP
Miscellaneous
1 18 (29.03%) Data Centre
2 8 (12.90%) Virtual Team
3 6 (9.68%) PKI
4 4 (6.45%) Computer Science
5 3 (4.84%) Analytical Skills
6 2 (3.23%) Clustering
6 2 (3.23%) Management Information System
7 1 (1.61%) Client/Server
7 1 (1.61%) Distributed Denial-of-Service
7 1 (1.61%) Driving Licence
7 1 (1.61%) Fintech
7 1 (1.61%) Life Science
7 1 (1.61%) Video Conferencing
Operating Systems
1 12 (19.35%) Windows
2 6 (9.68%) Windows Server
3 5 (8.06%) Windows Server 2008
4 3 (4.84%) Linux
5 2 (3.23%) Unix
6 1 (1.61%) Mac OS
6 1 (1.61%) Mac OS X
6 1 (1.61%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
Processes & Methodologies
1 20 (32.26%) Network Management
2 14 (22.58%) Capacity Planning
2 14 (22.58%) ITIL
3 11 (17.74%) Network Monitoring
3 11 (17.74%) Service Management
4 10 (16.13%) Change Management
4 10 (16.13%) Stakeholder Management
4 10 (16.13%) WAN Optimisation
5 9 (14.52%) Root Cause Analysis
5 9 (14.52%) Service Delivery
6 8 (12.90%) Information Security
6 8 (12.90%) Low Latency
6 8 (12.90%) Network Architecture
6 8 (12.90%) Practice Management
6 8 (12.90%) Regulatory Compliance
6 8 (12.90%) Supplier Management
6 8 (12.90%) Supply Chain Management
7 7 (11.29%) High Availability
7 7 (11.29%) Network Load Balancing
7 7 (11.29%) Network Packet Analysis
Programming Languages
1 5 (8.06%) Perl
2 4 (6.45%) Python
3 3 (4.84%) SQL
4 2 (3.23%) Java
4 2 (3.23%) PHP
5 1 (1.61%) Bash Shell
5 1 (1.61%) C
5 1 (1.61%) C++
5 1 (1.61%) PowerShell
5 1 (1.61%) Ruby
Qualifications
1 37 (59.68%) Cisco Certification
2 27 (43.55%) CCNP
3 12 (19.35%) CCIE
4 10 (16.13%) CCNA
5 7 (11.29%) CISSP
5 7 (11.29%) Security Cleared
6 6 (9.68%) SC Cleared
7 4 (6.45%) Check Point Certification
7 4 (6.45%) Degree
8 2 (3.23%) CCDA
8 2 (3.23%) CCIE Routing and Switching
8 2 (3.23%) Computer Science Degree
9 1 (1.61%) CCNP Voice
9 1 (1.61%) CCSA
9 1 (1.61%) JNCIP
9 1 (1.61%) Master's Degree
9 1 (1.61%) MCSA
9 1 (1.61%) MCSE
9 1 (1.61%) Microsoft Certification
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 5 (8.06%) SLA
2 2 (3.23%) PCI DSS
System Software
1 12 (19.35%) Active Directory
2 5 (8.06%) DFS Replication
2 5 (8.06%) NFS
2 5 (8.06%) vSphere
3 1 (1.61%) VMware Infrastructure
Systems Management
1 8 (12.90%) SCCM
2 7 (11.29%) Cisco Prime
3 6 (9.68%) Cacti
4 5 (8.06%) McAfee ePO
4 5 (8.06%) vCenter Server
5 4 (6.45%) Nagios
6 3 (4.84%) FortiGate
6 3 (4.84%) SCOM
7 2 (3.23%) OpenNMS
7 2 (3.23%) OPNET
7 2 (3.23%) Puppet
7 2 (3.23%) RANCID
8 1 (1.61%) Cisco CUCM
8 1 (1.61%) Failover Clustering
8 1 (1.61%) HP NNM
8 1 (1.61%) OpenView
8 1 (1.61%) PowerCLI
8 1 (1.61%) WhatsUp Gold
8 1 (1.61%) WSUS
Vendors
1 58 (93.55%) Cisco
2 26 (41.94%) CheckPoint
2 26 (41.94%) SolarWinds
3 21 (33.87%) HP
4 17 (27.42%) F5
4 17 (27.42%) Juniper
5 16 (25.81%) Riverbed
6 13 (20.97%) McAfee
7 10 (16.13%) Citrix
8 9 (14.52%) Microsoft
9 8 (12.90%) Blue Coat
9 8 (12.90%) Fortinet
9 8 (12.90%) Palo Alto
9 8 (12.90%) SAP
10 7 (11.29%) BMC
10 7 (11.29%) Huawei
10 7 (11.29%) IBM
11 6 (9.68%) Aruba
11 6 (9.68%) VMware
12 5 (8.06%) Arista