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 3 months to 25 March 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.

3 months to
25 Mar 2017
Same period 2016 Same period 2015
Hot Standby Router Protocol (HSRP)
UK
Rank 565 576 575
Rank change year-on-year +11 -1  
Contract jobs citing HSRP 28 68 49
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in the UK 0.062% 0.13% 0.093%
As % of the Communications & Networking category 0.42% 0.86% 0.63%
Number of daily rates quoted 23 43 23
Median daily rate £350 £375 £355
Median daily rate % change year-on-year -6.66% +5.63%  
90% offered a daily rate of more than £260 £300 £275
10% offered a daily rate of more than £450 £450 £535
UK excluding London median daily rate £338 £380 £318
% change year-on-year -11.18% +19.68%  
Number of hourly rates quoted 2 3 3
Median hourly rate £30.00 £47.83 £30.00
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year -37.27% +59.43%  
UK excluding London median hourly rate £30.00 £47.83 £30.00
% change year-on-year -37.27% +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 with a requirement for communications and computer networking skills.

Contract Communications & Computer Network Skills
UK
Contract job vacancies with a requirement for communications and computer networking skills 6617 7870 7816
As % of all contract IT job vacancies advertised in the UK 14.61% 14.79% 14.78%
Number of daily rates quoted 4077 4695 4260
Median daily rate £400 £380 £363
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +5.26% +4.82%  
90% offered a daily rate of more than £238 £235 £203
10% offered a daily rate of more than £550 £540 £500
UK excluding London median daily rate £375 £363 £347
% change year-on-year +3.44% +4.32%  
Number of hourly rates quoted 361 338 430
Median hourly rate £25.00 £31.00 £27.00
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year -19.35% +14.81%  
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £12.50 £13.00 £13.00
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £50.00 £50.00 £47.50
UK excluding London median hourly rate £22.50 £37.00 £29.17
% change year-on-year -39.18% +26.84%  

HSRP
Job Vacancy Trend

The job posting trend of jobs advertised 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 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 3 months to 25 March 2017.

Contractor daily rate histogram for HSRP in the UK

HSRP
Contractor Hourly Rate Trend

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

Contractor hourly rate trend for HSRP in the UK

HSRP
Top 17 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 3 months to 25 March 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
England -9 26 £350 -7.28% 10
London +24 13 £413 +10.00% 5
South East -11 6 £218 -42.63% 1
Reading +15 3 - -
Berkshire +13 3 - -
South West +5 3 £338 -
North West - 3 £380 - 1
Manchester - 3 £380 - 1
Hampshire -7 2 £218 -40.43%
Cornwall - 2 £338 -
Basingstoke - 2 £218 -
City of London -1 1 £433 +18.49% 3
West Sussex - 1 £335 -
West Midlands - 1 £325 - 1
Birmingham - 1 £325 -
Bristol - 1 £345 -
Horsham - 1 £335 -

HSRP
Top 30 Related IT Skills

For the 6 months to 25 March 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 69 (84.15%) Cisco
2 66 (80.49%) OSPF
3 57 (69.51%) Firewall
4 56 (68.29%) BGP
5 50 (60.98%) MPLS
6 43 (52.44%) WAN
7 41 (50.00%) Cisco Certification
7 41 (50.00%) IPsec
8 39 (47.56%) CCNP
9 32 (39.02%) LAN
9 32 (39.02%) VRRP
9 32 (39.02%) Data Centre
10 31 (37.80%) TCP/IP
10 31 (37.80%) VPN
11 30 (36.59%) Juniper
11 30 (36.59%) CheckPoint
12 28 (34.15%) Cisco ASA
12 28 (34.15%) F5
13 27 (32.93%) Finance
14 25 (30.49%) DNS
15 23 (28.05%) Wireless
15 23 (28.05%) EIGRP
16 21 (25.61%) SSL
16 21 (25.61%) Cisco IOS
16 21 (25.61%) Spanning Tree
17 20 (24.39%) Cisco Nexus
18 19 (23.17%) SNMP
19 18 (21.95%) DHCP
20 17 (20.73%) CCNA
20 17 (20.73%) VLAN

HSRP
Top Related 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 5 (6.10%) MS Exchange
2 3 (3.66%) Exchange Server 2010
2 3 (3.66%) Exchange Server 2013
3 2 (2.44%) Exchange Server 2007
Applications
1 1 (1.22%) MS Excel
1 1 (1.22%) MS Visio
Cloud Services
1 5 (6.10%) Amazon AWS
2 4 (4.88%) AWS CloudFormation
2 4 (4.88%) Office 365
3 2 (2.44%) SaaS
4 1 (1.22%) Amazon EC2
4 1 (1.22%) Cloud Computing
4 1 (1.22%) Microsoft Azure
Communications & Networking
1 66 (80.49%) OSPF
2 57 (69.51%) Firewall
3 56 (68.29%) BGP
4 50 (60.98%) MPLS
5 43 (52.44%) WAN
6 41 (50.00%) IPsec
7 32 (39.02%) LAN
7 32 (39.02%) VRRP
8 31 (37.80%) TCP/IP
8 31 (37.80%) VPN
9 28 (34.15%) Cisco ASA
10 25 (30.49%) DNS
11 23 (28.05%) EIGRP
11 23 (28.05%) Wireless
12 21 (25.61%) Cisco IOS
12 21 (25.61%) Spanning Tree
12 21 (25.61%) SSL
13 20 (24.39%) Cisco Nexus
14 19 (23.17%) SNMP
15 18 (21.95%) DHCP
Database & Business Intelligence
1 1 (1.22%) SQL Server
1 1 (1.22%) SQL Server 2008
Development Applications
1 4 (4.88%) JIRA
1 4 (4.88%) VSS/SourceSafe
2 2 (2.44%) JMeter
General
1 27 (32.93%) Finance
2 9 (10.98%) Telecoms
3 3 (3.66%) Financial Institution
4 2 (2.44%) Banking
4 2 (2.44%) Multimedia
5 1 (1.22%) Back Office
5 1 (1.22%) Billing
5 1 (1.22%) Retail
Job Titles
1 58 (70.73%) Network Engineer
2 15 (18.29%) Cisco Engineer
3 14 (17.07%) Network Support
3 14 (17.07%) Senior Network Engineer
4 12 (14.63%) Cisco Network Engineer
5 11 (13.41%) Voice Engineer
5 11 (13.41%) Voice Network Engineer
6 9 (10.98%) Network Support Engineer
6 9 (10.98%) Support Engineer
7 8 (9.76%) Analyst
8 7 (8.54%) Security Engineer
8 7 (8.54%) Senior Network Support
9 6 (7.32%) Firewall Engineer
9 6 (7.32%) Network Analyst
9 6 (7.32%) Senior Network Support Engineer
9 6 (7.32%) Senior Support Engineer
9 6 (7.32%) Senior Voice Engineer
9 6 (7.32%) Senior Voice Network Engineer
9 6 (7.32%) Senior Voice Support Engineer
9 6 (7.32%) Voice Support Engineer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 14 (17.07%) 802.1X
2 4 (4.88%) XMPP
3 2 (2.44%) RFC 2547
Miscellaneous
1 32 (39.02%) Data Centre
2 4 (4.88%) Driving Licence
2 4 (4.88%) Management Information System
3 3 (3.66%) RSA SecurID
4 2 (2.44%) Analytical Skills
4 2 (2.44%) Distributed Denial-of-Service
4 2 (2.44%) PKI
4 2 (2.44%) Video Conferencing
5 1 (1.22%) Computer Science
5 1 (1.22%) Enterprise Software
Operating Systems
1 13 (15.85%) Windows
2 11 (13.41%) Windows Server
3 7 (8.54%) Unix
4 3 (3.66%) Linux
4 3 (3.66%) Windows Server 2008
4 3 (3.66%) Windows Server 2012
5 2 (2.44%) Mac OS X
5 2 (2.44%) Windows Server 2003
6 1 (1.22%) Ubuntu
Processes & Methodologies
1 13 (15.85%) ITIL
2 12 (14.63%) Load Balancing
3 9 (10.98%) Asset Management
4 8 (9.76%) Migration
4 8 (9.76%) Network Management
5 7 (8.54%) Network Monitoring
6 6 (7.32%) Change Management
6 6 (7.32%) High Availability
6 6 (7.32%) Security Operations
6 6 (7.32%) Smoke Testing
7 5 (6.10%) Information Security
7 5 (6.10%) Kalman Filter
7 5 (6.10%) Multi-Factor Authentication
7 5 (6.10%) Two-Factor Authentication
8 4 (4.88%) Capacity Management
8 4 (4.88%) Configuration Management
8 4 (4.88%) Investment Management
8 4 (4.88%) Project Management
8 4 (4.88%) Security Patching
8 4 (4.88%) SIEM
Programming Languages
1 2 (2.44%) C
2 1 (1.22%) PowerShell
Qualifications
1 41 (50.00%) Cisco Certification
2 39 (47.56%) CCNP
3 17 (20.73%) CCNA
4 14 (17.07%) CCIE
5 11 (13.41%) CCSA
6 5 (6.10%) CCDP
6 5 (6.10%) Security Cleared
7 4 (4.88%) JNCIP
7 4 (4.88%) SC Cleared
8 3 (3.66%) CCSP
8 3 (3.66%) Degree
8 3 (3.66%) GCIH
8 3 (3.66%) GIAC
9 2 (2.44%) CCDE
9 2 (2.44%) CCIP
9 2 (2.44%) CISSP
9 2 (2.44%) ITIL Foundation Certificate
10 1 (1.22%) Avaya Certification
10 1 (1.22%) ITIL Certification
10 1 (1.22%) JNCIE
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 7 (8.54%) PCI DSS
2 1 (1.22%) ISO 9001
2 1 (1.22%) ISO/IEC 27001
System Software
1 14 (17.07%) VMware Infrastructure
2 8 (9.76%) Active Directory
3 4 (4.88%) Hyper-V
4 3 (3.66%) vCloud
5 2 (2.44%) DFS Replication
6 1 (1.22%) Firmware
6 1 (1.22%) VMware ESX
6 1 (1.22%) VMware Server
6 1 (1.22%) vSphere
Systems Management
1 5 (6.10%) FortiGate
2 3 (3.66%) HP Quality Center
3 2 (2.44%) Cisco CUCM
3 2 (2.44%) Cisco Prime
3 2 (2.44%) Cisco UCCX
3 2 (2.44%) HP SIM
3 2 (2.44%) OPNET
3 2 (2.44%) Pingdom
3 2 (2.44%) WhatsUp Gold
4 1 (1.22%) Ansible
4 1 (1.22%) Norton AntiVirus
4 1 (1.22%) OpenView
4 1 (1.22%) Opscode Chef
4 1 (1.22%) PowerCLI
4 1 (1.22%) RANCID
Vendors
1 69 (84.15%) Cisco
2 30 (36.59%) CheckPoint
2 30 (36.59%) Juniper
3 28 (34.15%) F5
4 17 (20.73%) VMware
5 12 (14.63%) Palo Alto
6 9 (10.98%) Arista
6 9 (10.98%) HP
7 7 (8.54%) Fortinet
7 7 (8.54%) Meraki
7 7 (8.54%) Microsoft
8 6 (7.32%) Blue Coat
9 5 (6.10%) Aruba
9 5 (6.10%) Citrix
9 5 (6.10%) NetScout
10 4 (4.88%) Cyberoam
10 4 (4.88%) Huawei
11 3 (3.66%) Avaya
11 3 (3.66%) SolarWinds
12 2 (2.44%) Ericsson
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