Period
to 28 October 2020

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 6 months to 28 October 2020 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.

Terminal Access Controller Access Control System (TACACS)
UK
6 months to
28 Oct 2020
Same period 2019 Same period 2018
Rank 495 774 857
Rank change year-on-year +279 +83 -18
Contract jobs citing TACACS 27 43 49
As % of all contract jobs advertised in the UK 0.083% 0.051% 0.048%
As % of the Communications & Networking category 0.63% 0.38% 0.36%
Number of daily rates quoted 24 30 20
Median daily rate £459 £375 £406
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +22.33% -7.69% +8.33%
10th Percentile £308 £262 £306
90th Percentile £575 £491 £628
UK excluding London median daily rate £435 £375 £325
% change year-on-year +16.00% +15.38% -10.34%
Number of hourly rates quoted 4 6 3
Median hourly rate £19.75 £17.50 £23.15
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year +12.86% -24.41% -
UK excluding London median hourly rate £19.75 £17.50 £23.15
% change year-on-year +12.86% -24.41% -

TACACS 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 4,264 11,258 13,523
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in the UK 13.07% 13.32% 13.16%
Number of daily rates quoted 2,446 6,788 8,146
Median daily rate £440 £425 £425
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +3.53% - +6.25%
10th Percentile £211 £200 £200
90th Percentile £621 £600 £608
UK excluding London median daily rate £400 £400 £400
Number of hourly rates quoted 236 625 660
Median hourly rate £35.00 £28.50 £19.00
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year +22.81% +50.00% -
10th Percentile £14.50 £13.43 £12.23
90th Percentile £56.00 £53.75 £48.30
Median hourly rate £35.00 £23.50 £19.00
% change year-on-year +48.94% +23.68% -1.30%

TACACS
Job Vacancy Trend

Job postings citing TACACS as a proportion of all IT jobs advertised.

Job vacancy trend for TACACS in the UK

TACACS
Contractor Daily Rate Trend

3-month moving average daily rate quoted in jobs citing TACACS.

Daily rate trend for TACACS in the UK

TACACS
Daily Rate Histogram

Daily rate distribution for jobs citing TACACS over the 6 months to 28 October 2020.

Daily rate histogram for TACACS in the UK

TACACS
Contractor Hourly Rate Trend

3-month moving average hourly rates quoted in jobs citing TACACS.

Hourly rate trend for TACACS in the UK

TACACS
Hourly Rate Histogram

Hourly rate distribution of jobs citing TACACS over the 6 months to 28 October 2020.

Hourly rate histogram for TACACS in the UK

TACACS
Top 8 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 6 months to 28 October 2020. 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 +264 25 £459 +22.33% 4
London +186 18 £500 +26.58% 4
UK excluding London +238 9 £435 +16.00% 2
Work from Home -98 7 £459 +66.82%
South East +184 3 £435 +45.00%
South West +118 2 £450 +20.00%
East of England +92 2 £335 +22.94%
Scotland +71 2 - - 2

For the 6 months to 28 October 2020, IT contractor jobs citing TACACS also mentioned the following skills in order of popularity. The figures indicate the absolute number co-occurrences and as a proportion of all contract job ads with a requirement for TACACS.

1 24 (88.89%) Firewall
2 17 (62.96%) SNMP
2 17 (62.96%) Network Security
3 16 (59.26%) SC Cleared
3 16 (59.26%) Security Cleared
3 16 (59.26%) VPN
3 16 (59.26%) LAN
4 15 (55.56%) TCP/IP
4 15 (55.56%) Internet
4 15 (55.56%) OSPF
5 14 (51.85%) Cisco
5 14 (51.85%) WAN
6 12 (44.44%) DNS
6 12 (44.44%) C
6 12 (44.44%) Oracle
6 12 (44.44%) Virtual Machines
6 12 (44.44%) Network Virtualisation
7 11 (40.74%) Unix
7 11 (40.74%) Windows
7 11 (40.74%) Linux
8 10 (37.04%) Shell Script
8 10 (37.04%) Bash Shell
9 9 (33.33%) SaaS
9 9 (33.33%) PaaS
9 9 (33.33%) Juniper
9 9 (33.33%) BGP
10 8 (29.63%) DMZ
10 8 (29.63%) Dashboard Development
11 7 (25.93%) IPsec
12 6 (22.22%) Cisco Certification

TACACS
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 (3.70%) Oracle SOA Suite
Cloud Services
1 9 (33.33%) PaaS
1 9 (33.33%) SaaS
2 3 (11.11%) Cloud Computing
3 1 (3.70%) Azure
Communications & Networking
1 24 (88.89%) Firewall
2 17 (62.96%) Network Security
2 17 (62.96%) SNMP
3 16 (59.26%) LAN
3 16 (59.26%) VPN
4 15 (55.56%) Internet
4 15 (55.56%) OSPF
4 15 (55.56%) TCP/IP
5 14 (51.85%) WAN
6 12 (44.44%) DNS
7 9 (33.33%) BGP
8 8 (29.63%) DMZ
9 7 (25.93%) IPsec
10 4 (14.81%) EIGRP
10 4 (14.81%) Ethernet
10 4 (14.81%) MPLS
10 4 (14.81%) Multicast
10 4 (14.81%) PPP
10 4 (14.81%) RIP
10 4 (14.81%) VoIP
General
1 5 (18.52%) Finance
1 5 (18.52%) Telecoms
2 1 (3.70%) German Language
2 1 (3.70%) Legal
2 1 (3.70%) Public Sector
Job Titles
1 14 (51.85%) Network Engineer
2 6 (22.22%) Cloud Engineer
3 5 (18.52%) Senior Network Engineer
4 2 (7.41%) 3rd Line Engineer
4 2 (7.41%) 3rd Line Network Engineer
4 2 (7.41%) Consultant
5 1 (3.70%) Cloud Consultant
5 1 (3.70%) Designer
5 1 (3.70%) IP Engineer
5 1 (3.70%) IP Network Engineer
5 1 (3.70%) LAN Engineer
5 1 (3.70%) Monitoring Engineer
5 1 (3.70%) Network Architect
5 1 (3.70%) Network Monitoring Engineer
5 1 (3.70%) Network Security Engineer
5 1 (3.70%) Oracle Consultant
5 1 (3.70%) SC Cleared Network Engineer
5 1 (3.70%) Security Engineer
5 1 (3.70%) Senior Security Engineer
5 1 (3.70%) Solutions Architect
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 3 (11.11%) 802.1X
Miscellaneous
1 4 (14.81%) Data Centre
2 2 (7.41%) CMDB
Operating Systems
1 11 (40.74%) Linux
1 11 (40.74%) Unix
1 11 (40.74%) Windows
Processes & Methodologies
1 12 (44.44%) Network Virtualisation
2 8 (29.63%) Dashboard Development
3 5 (18.52%) Change Management
3 5 (18.52%) Service Delivery
4 4 (14.81%) Migration
4 4 (14.81%) Process Management
5 3 (11.11%) Communications Security
6 2 (7.41%) Change Control
6 2 (7.41%) Network Monitoring
6 2 (7.41%) Project Management
6 2 (7.41%) Service Design
7 1 (3.70%) Data Protection
7 1 (3.70%) DevOps
7 1 (3.70%) ITIL
7 1 (3.70%) Network Architecture
7 1 (3.70%) Operations Management
7 1 (3.70%) Process Improvement
7 1 (3.70%) Risk Assessment
7 1 (3.70%) SOA
Programming Languages
1 12 (44.44%) C
2 10 (37.04%) Bash Shell
2 10 (37.04%) Shell Script
3 1 (3.70%) Python
Qualifications
1 16 (59.26%) SC Cleared
1 16 (59.26%) Security Cleared
2 6 (22.22%) Cisco Certification
3 5 (18.52%) CCNP
3 5 (18.52%) DV Cleared
4 4 (14.81%) BC Cleared
4 4 (14.81%) BPSS Clearance
4 4 (14.81%) CCDP
4 4 (14.81%) CCIP
4 4 (14.81%) CCNA
5 1 (3.70%) CCIE
5 1 (3.70%) CCSE
5 1 (3.70%) Check Point Certification
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 4 (14.81%) QA
2 2 (7.41%) SLA
3 1 (3.70%) Disclosure Scotland
System Software
1 12 (44.44%) Virtual Machines
Systems Management
1 4 (14.81%) FortiGate
2 1 (3.70%) Ansible
2 1 (3.70%) NetMRI
2 1 (3.70%) OpenView
2 1 (3.70%) OPNET
Vendors
1 14 (51.85%) Cisco
2 12 (44.44%) Oracle
3 9 (33.33%) Juniper
4 4 (14.81%) Arista
5 3 (11.11%) Alcatel-Lucent
5 3 (11.11%) CheckPoint
5 3 (11.11%) Palo Alto
6 2 (7.41%) F5
6 2 (7.41%) Fortinet
6 2 (7.41%) HP
6 2 (7.41%) SolarWinds
7 1 (3.70%) Citrix
7 1 (3.70%) Infoblox
7 1 (3.70%) Meraki
7 1 (3.70%) ServiceNow
7 1 (3.70%) Twitter