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 26 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
3 months to
26 Jun 2017
Same period 2016 Same period 2015
Rank 571 594 561
Rank change year-on-year +23 -33  
Contract jobs citing HSRP 36 57 80
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in the UK 0.077% 0.11% 0.14%
As % of the Communications & Networking category 0.56% 0.67% 0.99%
Number of daily rates quoted 23 31 53
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 £302 £325 £246
10% offered a daily rate of more than £535 £525 £460
UK excluding London median daily rate £338 £337 £275
% change year-on-year +0.14% +22.54%  
Number of hourly rates quoted 3 10 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 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 6391 8567 8055
As % of all contract IT job vacancies advertised in the UK 13.59% 16.14% 14.40%
Number of daily rates quoted 3780 5194 4540
Median daily rate £400 £390 £355
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +2.56% +9.85%  
90% offered a daily rate of more than £212 £240 £213
10% offered a daily rate of more than £550 £550 £500
UK excluding London median daily rate £375 £365 £340
% change year-on-year +2.73% +7.35%  
Number of hourly rates quoted 395 421 475
Median hourly rate £27.50 £28.50 £23.00
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year -3.50% +23.91%  
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £12.16 £13.00 £12.85
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £50.00 £47.83 £47.50
UK excluding London median hourly rate £29.00 £31.50 £25.00
% change year-on-year -7.93% +26.00%  

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 26 June 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 24 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 26 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
England +18 33 £400 +6.66% 12
London -7 21 £500 +11.11% 8
City of London +1 13 £427 +5.10% 4
West Midlands +21 4 £400 +5.26%
Scotland +34 3 £413 -
Birmingham +22 3 £400 +45.45%
Edinburgh +16 3 £413 -
South West -3 3 £338 +3.84%
East Midlands - 2 £313 -
East of England - 2 £325 -
Cornwall - 2 £338 -
Colchester - 2 £325 -
Essex - 2 £325 -
South East +22 1 £238 -29.57% 1
Gloucestershire +3 1 £195 -40.00%
Cheltenham +3 1 £195 -40.00%
Hampshire 0 1 £238 -29.57%
Canary Wharf - 1 - -
Derby - 1 £313 -
Leicester - 1 - -
Lichfield - 1 - -
Derbyshire - 1 £313 -
Leicestershire - 1 - -
Staffordshire - 1 - -

For the 6 months to 26 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 with a requirement for HSRP.

1 56 (87.50%) Cisco
2 49 (76.56%) Firewall
3 44 (68.75%) OSPF
4 40 (62.50%) BGP
5 36 (56.25%) Cisco Certification
6 35 (54.69%) MPLS
7 34 (53.13%) CCNP
8 28 (43.75%) IPsec
8 28 (43.75%) F5
9 27 (42.19%) LAN
9 27 (42.19%) VPN
10 26 (40.63%) Cisco ASA
11 25 (39.06%) Cisco Nexus
11 25 (39.06%) WAN
11 25 (39.06%) TCP/IP
12 24 (37.50%) EIGRP
13 23 (35.94%) Data Centre
14 22 (34.38%) Juniper
15 21 (32.81%) DNS
15 21 (32.81%) TACACS
15 21 (32.81%) 802.1X
16 20 (31.25%) VLAN
17 19 (29.69%) SNMP
17 19 (29.69%) DHCP
18 18 (28.13%) VoIP
18 18 (28.13%) Wireless
19 16 (25.00%) CheckPoint
19 16 (25.00%) Cisco IOS
20 15 (23.44%) SolarWinds
20 15 (23.44%) Cisco Wireless

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 1 (1.56%) IIS
Applications
1 1 (1.56%) MS Visio
Cloud Services
1 2 (3.13%) Amazon AWS
1 2 (3.13%) SaaS
2 1 (1.56%) Akamai
2 1 (1.56%) Amazon EC2
2 1 (1.56%) AWS CloudFormation
2 1 (1.56%) Microsoft Azure
2 1 (1.56%) Office 365
Communications & Networking
1 49 (76.56%) Firewall
2 44 (68.75%) OSPF
3 40 (62.50%) BGP
4 35 (54.69%) MPLS
5 28 (43.75%) IPsec
6 27 (42.19%) LAN
6 27 (42.19%) VPN
7 26 (40.63%) Cisco ASA
8 25 (39.06%) Cisco Nexus
8 25 (39.06%) TCP/IP
8 25 (39.06%) WAN
9 24 (37.50%) EIGRP
10 21 (32.81%) DNS
10 21 (32.81%) TACACS
11 20 (31.25%) VLAN
12 19 (29.69%) DHCP
12 19 (29.69%) SNMP
13 18 (28.13%) VoIP
13 18 (28.13%) Wireless
14 16 (25.00%) Cisco IOS
Development Applications
1 10 (15.63%) VSS/SourceSafe
2 1 (1.56%) JIRA
General
1 8 (12.50%) Finance
1 8 (12.50%) Telecoms
2 2 (3.13%) Retail
3 1 (1.56%) Back Office
3 1 (1.56%) Billing
3 1 (1.56%) Manufacturing
Job Titles
1 40 (62.50%) Network Engineer
2 7 (10.94%) Cisco Engineer
2 7 (10.94%) Senior Network Engineer
3 5 (7.81%) Cisco Network Engineer
4 4 (6.25%) Consultant
4 4 (6.25%) IP Engineer
4 4 (6.25%) IP Network Engineer
4 4 (6.25%) Network Consultant
4 4 (6.25%) Network Specialist
4 4 (6.25%) Security Engineer
5 3 (4.69%) Analyst
5 3 (4.69%) Data Centre Engineer
5 3 (4.69%) Network Analyst
5 3 (4.69%) Network Security Specialist
5 3 (4.69%) Network Support
5 3 (4.69%) Security Specialist
6 2 (3.13%) Design Engineer
6 2 (3.13%) Network Manager
6 2 (3.13%) Senior Security Engineer
6 2 (3.13%) Unix Engineer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 21 (32.81%) 802.1X
2 2 (3.13%) FreeMarker
2 2 (3.13%) RFC 2547
3 1 (1.56%) XMPP
Miscellaneous
1 23 (35.94%) Data Centre
2 5 (7.81%) Analytical Skills
3 3 (4.69%) Computer Science
3 3 (4.69%) PKI
4 1 (1.56%) Driving Licence
4 1 (1.56%) Life Science
4 1 (1.56%) Video Conferencing
Operating Systems
1 11 (17.19%) Windows
2 6 (9.38%) Unix
3 3 (4.69%) Linux
4 2 (3.13%) Windows Server
Processes & Methodologies
1 13 (20.31%) Load Balancing
2 8 (12.50%) ITIL
2 8 (12.50%) Network Management
3 7 (10.94%) Migration
4 6 (9.38%) High Availability
4 6 (9.38%) Network Monitoring
5 4 (6.25%) Network Design
6 3 (4.69%) Asset Management
6 3 (4.69%) Change Management
6 3 (4.69%) Continuous Improvement
6 3 (4.69%) Root Cause Analysis
7 2 (3.13%) Capacity Planning
7 2 (3.13%) Change Control
7 2 (3.13%) Network Architecture
7 2 (3.13%) OO
7 2 (3.13%) OOP
7 2 (3.13%) Performance Tuning
7 2 (3.13%) PRINCE2
7 2 (3.13%) Stakeholder Management
7 2 (3.13%) WAN Optimisation
Programming Languages
1 2 (3.13%) JavaScript
1 2 (3.13%) Perl
1 2 (3.13%) Python
1 2 (3.13%) Shell Script
1 2 (3.13%) Tcl
2 1 (1.56%) C
Qualifications
1 36 (56.25%) Cisco Certification
2 34 (53.13%) CCNP
3 10 (15.63%) CCIE
3 10 (15.63%) CCNA
4 4 (6.25%) CCDP
5 3 (4.69%) CCSA
5 3 (4.69%) CCSP
5 3 (4.69%) Computer Science Degree
5 3 (4.69%) Degree
6 2 (3.13%) CCIE Security
6 2 (3.13%) CCIP
6 2 (3.13%) JNCIP
6 2 (3.13%) Security Cleared
7 1 (1.56%) CCDA
7 1 (1.56%) CCIE Routing and Switching
7 1 (1.56%) CCVP
7 1 (1.56%) CISSP
7 1 (1.56%) ITIL Certification
7 1 (1.56%) SC Cleared
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 3 (4.69%) SLA
2 1 (1.56%) ISO/IEC 27001
2 1 (1.56%) PCI DSS
System Software
1 5 (7.81%) Active Directory
1 5 (7.81%) VMware Infrastructure
2 3 (4.69%) vCloud
3 1 (1.56%) Firmware
3 1 (1.56%) VMware Server
Systems Management
1 13 (20.31%) Cisco Prime
2 5 (7.81%) FortiGate
3 4 (6.25%) Cisco CUCM
4 3 (4.69%) Cacti
5 1 (1.56%) Ansible
5 1 (1.56%) HP Quality Center
5 1 (1.56%) Nagios
5 1 (1.56%) Opscode Chef
5 1 (1.56%) RANCID
5 1 (1.56%) WhatsUp Gold
Vendors
1 56 (87.50%) Cisco
2 28 (43.75%) F5
3 22 (34.38%) Juniper
4 16 (25.00%) CheckPoint
5 15 (23.44%) SolarWinds
6 12 (18.75%) Citrix
7 11 (17.19%) Palo Alto
8 8 (12.50%) Fortinet
9 7 (10.94%) Avaya
10 6 (9.38%) Microsoft
10 6 (9.38%) Riverbed
10 6 (9.38%) VMware
11 5 (7.81%) HP
12 4 (6.25%) Arista
12 4 (6.25%) Aruba
12 4 (6.25%) Infoblox
13 3 (4.69%) Sophos
14 2 (3.13%) BT
14 2 (3.13%) Ericsson
14 2 (3.13%) ZyXEL