The following table provides summary statistics for contract job vacancies with a requirement for TACACS skills. Included is a benchmarking guide to the contractor rates offered in vacancies that have cited TACACS over the 3 months to 26 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
26 Mar 2017
Same period 2016 Same period 2015
Terminal Access Controller Access Control System (TACACS)
UK
Rank 570 609 582
Rank change year-on-year +39 -27  
Contract jobs citing TACACS 39 32 41
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in the UK 0.087% 0.060% 0.077%
As % of the Communications & Networking category 0.60% 0.41% 0.52%
Number of daily rates quoted 28 15 24
Median daily rate £350 £365 £310
Median daily rate % change year-on-year -4.10% +17.74%  
90% offered a daily rate of more than £300 £240 £260
10% offered a daily rate of more than £550 £475 £418
UK excluding London median daily rate £342 £425 £400
% change year-on-year -19.64% +6.25%  
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 3 0
Median hourly rate - £43.00 -
UK excluding London median hourly rate - £43.00 -

TACACS 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 6534 7871 7887
As % of all contract IT job vacancies advertised in the UK 14.61% 14.79% 14.82%
Number of daily rates quoted 4036 4697 4305
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 £205
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 356 337 437
Median hourly rate £25.00 £32.00 £27.32
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year -21.87% +17.15%  
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 £22.85 £37.00 £30.00
% change year-on-year -38.24% +23.33%  

TACACS
Job Vacancy Trend

The job posting trend of jobs advertised citing TACACS as a proportion of all contract or permanent IT jobs with a match in the Communications & Networking category.

Job vacancy trend for TACACS in the UK

TACACS
Contractor Daily Rate Trend

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

Contractor daily rate trend for TACACS in the UK

TACACS
Contractor Daily Rate Histogram

The daily rate distribution of IT jobs citing TACACS over the 3 months to 26 March 2017.

Contractor daily rate histogram for TACACS in the UK

TACACS
Contractor Hourly Rate Trend

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

Contractor hourly rate trend for TACACS in the UK

TACACS
Top 29 Contract Locations

The table below looks at the demand and provides a guide to the median contractor rates quoted in IT jobs citing TACACS within the UK over the 3 months to 26 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 +46 39 £350 -4.10% 7
London +41 17 £450 +59.29% 3
South East +29 14 £350 -6.66%
Buckinghamshire -5 6 £342 -
Milton Keynes +1 4 £350 -
South West +2 3 £338 -32.50%
East Midlands +1 3 £283 -29.37%
Hastings - 3 £350 -
East Sussex - 3 £350 -
Berkshire +27 2 £413 -
Leicestershire -2 2 £274 -
Cornwall - 2 £338 -
Hinckley - 2 £274 -
Croydon - 2 £525 -
West Midlands +9 1 - - 3
Nottingham +8 1 £400 -
Nottinghamshire +7 1 £400 -
Surrey +5 1 £575 +53.33%
City of London +4 1 £550 +69.23% 1
Birmingham -3 1 - - 2
Yorkshire - 1 - -
Bracknell - 1 - -
Slough - 1 £413 -
Canary Wharf - 1 - -
Horsham - 1 £335 -
Swindon - 1 £300 -
West Yorkshire - 1 - -
Wiltshire - 1 £300 -
West Sussex - 1 £335 -

TACACS
Top 30 Related IT Skills

For the 6 months to 26 March 2017, IT contractor jobs citing TACACS 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 TACACS.

1 49 (77.78%) Cisco
2 41 (65.08%) Firewall
3 32 (50.79%) Cisco ASA
4 27 (42.86%) Cisco Certification
5 24 (38.10%) Data Centre
6 23 (36.51%) CCNP
6 23 (36.51%) TCP/IP
7 22 (34.92%) Unix
7 22 (34.92%) F5
8 21 (33.33%) Network Security
8 21 (33.33%) LAN
9 20 (31.75%) Juniper
10 19 (30.16%) CheckPoint
10 19 (30.16%) WAN
11 18 (28.57%) Windows
11 18 (28.57%) Mentoring
12 17 (26.98%) SIEM
13 16 (25.40%) Cisco Nexus
13 16 (25.40%) Security Cleared
14 15 (23.81%) OSPF
14 15 (23.81%) BGP
15 14 (22.22%) RACF
15 14 (22.22%) SQL
15 14 (22.22%) OpenVMS
15 14 (22.22%) Tandem
15 14 (22.22%) iSeries
15 14 (22.22%) SC Cleared
16 13 (20.63%) Analytical Skills
16 13 (20.63%) Security Operations
16 13 (20.63%) Blue Coat

TACACS
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 2 (3.17%) OpenStack
1 2 (3.17%) SharePoint
Applications
1 3 (4.76%) MS Visio
Business Applications
1 2 (3.17%) assyst
Cloud Services
1 3 (4.76%) SaaS
2 2 (3.17%) Amazon AWS
2 2 (3.17%) Microsoft Azure
Communications & Networking
1 41 (65.08%) Firewall
2 32 (50.79%) Cisco ASA
3 23 (36.51%) TCP/IP
4 21 (33.33%) LAN
4 21 (33.33%) Network Security
5 19 (30.16%) WAN
6 16 (25.40%) Cisco Nexus
7 15 (23.81%) BGP
7 15 (23.81%) OSPF
8 13 (20.63%) DHCP
9 12 (19.05%) DNS
10 11 (17.46%) MPLS
10 11 (17.46%) VPN
11 10 (15.87%) Cisco IOS
11 10 (15.87%) Intrusion Detection
12 9 (14.29%) Wi-Fi
12 9 (14.29%) Wireless
13 8 (12.70%) Cisco ISE
13 8 (12.70%) IPsec
13 8 (12.70%) SNMP
Development Applications
1 4 (6.35%) VSS/SourceSafe
General
1 10 (15.87%) Banking
1 10 (15.87%) Finance
2 4 (6.35%) Law
2 4 (6.35%) Telecoms
3 1 (1.59%) Aerospace
Job Titles
1 30 (47.62%) Network Engineer
2 16 (25.40%) Analyst
3 12 (19.05%) Security Analyst
4 10 (15.87%) Network Security Engineer
4 10 (15.87%) Security Engineer
5 9 (14.29%) SC Cleared Network Engineer
6 8 (12.70%) SOC Analyst
7 6 (9.52%) Consultant
8 5 (7.94%) Cisco Engineer
8 5 (7.94%) Cisco Network Engineer
9 4 (6.35%) Network Analyst
10 3 (4.76%) CyberArk Consultant
10 3 (4.76%) Network Consultant
10 3 (4.76%) Network Security Specialist
10 3 (4.76%) Network Specialist
10 3 (4.76%) Security Specialist
10 3 (4.76%) Senior Network Engineer
11 2 (3.17%) Monitoring Analyst
11 2 (3.17%) Security Monitoring Analyst
11 2 (3.17%) Security Operations Analyst
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 3 (4.76%) 802.1X
1 3 (4.76%) OAuth
1 3 (4.76%) OpenID
1 3 (4.76%) SailPoint
1 3 (4.76%) SAML
2 2 (3.17%) Web Services
Miscellaneous
1 24 (38.10%) Data Centre
2 14 (22.22%) iSeries
2 14 (22.22%) Tandem
3 13 (20.63%) Analytical Skills
4 9 (14.29%) Security Operations Centre
5 3 (4.76%) Management Information System
6 2 (3.17%) Computer Science
6 2 (3.17%) PKI
6 2 (3.17%) Private Cloud
6 2 (3.17%) Video Conferencing
7 1 (1.59%) CCTV
7 1 (1.59%) SCADA
Operating Systems
1 22 (34.92%) Unix
2 18 (28.57%) Windows
3 14 (22.22%) OpenVMS
4 5 (7.94%) Linux
5 2 (3.17%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
5 2 (3.17%) Windows Server
5 2 (3.17%) zOS
Processes & Methodologies
1 18 (28.57%) Mentoring
2 17 (26.98%) SIEM
3 13 (20.63%) Security Operations
4 12 (19.05%) Coaching
4 12 (19.05%) Load Balancing
5 11 (17.46%) ITIL
6 9 (14.29%) Incident Management
7 8 (12.70%) Continuous Improvement
7 8 (12.70%) Information Security
8 7 (11.11%) Network Design
9 4 (6.35%) Security Monitoring
10 3 (4.76%) Fault Management
10 3 (4.76%) Identity Access Management
10 3 (4.76%) Network Management
10 3 (4.76%) Performance Tuning
10 3 (4.76%) Presales
10 3 (4.76%) Privileged Access Management
10 3 (4.76%) Privileged Identity Management
10 3 (4.76%) Service Design
10 3 (4.76%) Vulnerability Management
Programming Languages
1 14 (22.22%) SQL
2 2 (3.17%) Python
3 1 (1.59%) C
Qualifications
1 27 (42.86%) Cisco Certification
2 23 (36.51%) CCNP
3 16 (25.40%) Security Cleared
4 14 (22.22%) SC Cleared
5 9 (14.29%) CCSA
6 8 (12.70%) CCSE
7 5 (7.94%) CCIE
8 4 (6.35%) CCNA
9 3 (4.76%) CCSP
9 3 (4.76%) CISSP
9 3 (4.76%) Degree
10 2 (3.17%) GCIH
10 2 (3.17%) GIAC
11 1 (1.59%) CCDP
11 1 (1.59%) DV Cleared
11 1 (1.59%) JNCIP
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 4 (6.35%) GPG13
1 4 (6.35%) ISO/IEC 27001
1 4 (6.35%) PCI DSS
2 3 (4.76%) SLA
3 1 (1.59%) ISO 9001
System Software
1 14 (22.22%) RACF
2 8 (12.70%) VMware Infrastructure
3 5 (7.94%) vCloud
4 2 (3.17%) Active Directory
4 2 (3.17%) ProxySG
4 2 (3.17%) Virtual Machines
5 1 (1.59%) Firmware
5 1 (1.59%) VMware ESXi
Systems Management
1 9 (14.29%) Cisco Prime
2 4 (6.35%) FortiGate
3 2 (3.17%) SolarWinds Orion
3 2 (3.17%) Stealthwatch
4 1 (1.59%) Ansible
4 1 (1.59%) Opscode Chef
4 1 (1.59%) RANCID
4 1 (1.59%) WhatsUp Gold
Vendors
1 49 (77.78%) Cisco
2 22 (34.92%) F5
3 20 (31.75%) Juniper
4 19 (30.16%) CheckPoint
5 13 (20.63%) Blue Coat
5 13 (20.63%) Nokia
6 12 (19.05%) Citrix
6 12 (19.05%) Palo Alto
6 12 (19.05%) VMware
7 5 (7.94%) ArcSight
7 5 (7.94%) FireEye
7 5 (7.94%) ServiceNow
7 5 (7.94%) SolarWinds
7 5 (7.94%) Sourcefire
8 3 (4.76%) CA
8 3 (4.76%) EMC
8 3 (4.76%) IBM
8 3 (4.76%) Infoblox
8 3 (4.76%) Intel Security
8 3 (4.76%) Symantec