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 27 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.

Terminal Access Controller Access Control System (TACACS)
UK
3 months to
27 Jun 2017
Same period 2016 Same period 2015
Rank 567 618 621
Rank change year-on-year +51 +3  
Contract jobs citing TACACS 43 36 21
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in the UK 0.091% 0.067% 0.038%
As % of the Communications & Networking category 0.67% 0.41% 0.26%
Number of daily rates quoted 30 22 18
Median daily rate £375 £340 £400
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +10.29% -15.00%  
90% offered a daily rate of more than £325 £325 £285
10% offered a daily rate of more than £513 £387 £440
UK excluding London median daily rate £366 £344 £400
% change year-on-year +6.40% -14.06%  
Number of hourly rates quoted 3 0 0
Median hourly rate £24.86 - -
UK excluding London median hourly rate - - -

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 6447 8714 7937
As % of all contract IT job vacancies advertised in the UK 13.68% 16.14% 14.39%
Number of daily rates quoted 3816 5270 4473
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 £211 £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 395 433 468
Median hourly rate £28.27 £28.50 £23.00
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year -0.82% +23.91%  
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £12.50 £13.00 £12.50
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £50.00 £47.83 £47.50
UK excluding London median hourly rate £30.00 £31.50 £24.00
% change year-on-year -4.76% +31.25%  

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 27 June 2017.

Contractor daily rate histogram for TACACS in the UK

TACACS
Contractor Hourly Rate Trend

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

Contractor hourly rate trend for TACACS in the UK

TACACS
Top 30 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 27 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 +30 42 £375 +10.70% 10
London +7 13 £427 +25.58% 1
South West +11 10 £338 +12.50%
City of London +6 8 £369 -
East of England - 8 £375 - 1
Hertfordshire - 7 £375 - 1
Wiltshire +5 6 £338 +3.84%
South East +7 5 £403 +15.21% 1
Hatfield - 5 £375 - 1
Hampshire +10 4 £450 +33.33%
Swindon +8 4 £325 -
West Midlands +20 3 £400 +23.07% 1
Birmingham +14 3 £400 +23.07% 1
Basingstoke - 3 £450 -
Cornwall - 2 £338 -
Yorkshire +28 1 £350 -
North West +19 1 - - 6
Leeds +15 1 £350 -
West Yorkshire +14 1 £350 -
Derbyshire - 1 £300 -
Tyne and Wear - 1 £450 -
Manchester - 1 - - 5
Luton - 1 - -
Milton Keynes - 1 £357 -
Derby - 1 £300 -
Bournemouth - 1 £450 -
Chippenham - 1 £555 -
Newcastle upon Tyne - 1 £450 -
Buckinghamshire - 1 £357 - 1
Devon - 1 - -

For the 6 months to 27 June 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 76 (92.68%) Cisco
2 66 (80.49%) Firewall
3 53 (64.63%) Cisco Certification
4 49 (59.76%) CCNP
5 45 (54.88%) Cisco ASA
6 34 (41.46%) Data Centre
6 34 (41.46%) Juniper
7 33 (40.24%) LAN
8 32 (39.02%) WAN
9 30 (36.59%) CheckPoint
10 29 (35.37%) Security Cleared
11 28 (34.15%) F5
12 26 (31.71%) Citrix
12 26 (31.71%) TCP/IP
13 25 (30.49%) BGP
13 25 (30.49%) Blue Coat
13 25 (30.49%) SC Cleared
14 24 (29.27%) VPN
15 23 (28.05%) DNS
15 23 (28.05%) Cisco IOS
16 22 (26.83%) Network Security
16 22 (26.83%) Nokia
17 21 (25.61%) OSPF
17 21 (25.61%) Cisco Nexus
17 21 (25.61%) HSRP
18 20 (24.39%) MPLS
19 19 (23.17%) SNMP
19 19 (23.17%) Load Balancing
20 18 (21.95%) Palo Alto
21 17 (20.73%) Mentoring

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 2 (2.44%) SharePoint
2 1 (1.22%) OpenStack
2 1 (1.22%) Skype for Business
Applications
1 4 (4.88%) MS Visio
2 1 (1.22%) Microsoft Office
Cloud Services
1 4 (4.88%) Amazon AWS
1 4 (4.88%) Microsoft Azure
1 4 (4.88%) SaaS
2 1 (1.22%) Azure Active Directory
2 1 (1.22%) Office 365
Communications & Networking
1 66 (80.49%) Firewall
2 45 (54.88%) Cisco ASA
3 33 (40.24%) LAN
4 32 (39.02%) WAN
5 26 (31.71%) TCP/IP
6 25 (30.49%) BGP
7 24 (29.27%) VPN
8 23 (28.05%) Cisco IOS
8 23 (28.05%) DNS
9 22 (26.83%) Network Security
10 21 (25.61%) Cisco Nexus
10 21 (25.61%) HSRP
10 21 (25.61%) OSPF
11 20 (24.39%) MPLS
12 19 (23.17%) SNMP
13 16 (19.51%) DHCP
14 15 (18.29%) EIGRP
14 15 (18.29%) IPsec
14 15 (18.29%) Wireless
15 14 (17.07%) VoIP
Development Applications
1 4 (4.88%) VSS/SourceSafe
General
1 7 (8.54%) Finance
2 6 (7.32%) Telecoms
3 4 (4.88%) Banking
4 2 (2.44%) Law
5 1 (1.22%) Aerospace
5 1 (1.22%) Retail
Job Titles
1 47 (57.32%) Network Engineer
2 20 (24.39%) Security Engineer
3 16 (19.51%) Analyst
3 16 (19.51%) Network Security Engineer
4 12 (14.63%) Security Analyst
5 11 (13.41%) SC Cleared Network Engineer
6 10 (12.20%) Senior Network Engineer
7 8 (9.76%) Network Security Analyst
8 7 (8.54%) Consultant
8 7 (8.54%) Network Analyst
9 5 (6.10%) Cisco Engineer
9 5 (6.10%) Cisco Network Engineer
10 4 (4.88%) CyberArk Consultant
10 4 (4.88%) Network Support
10 4 (4.88%) Network Support Engineer
10 4 (4.88%) Senior Security Engineer
10 4 (4.88%) SOC Analyst
10 4 (4.88%) Support Engineer
11 3 (3.66%) Network Consultant
11 3 (3.66%) Security Specialist
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 16 (19.51%) 802.1X
2 4 (4.88%) OAuth
2 4 (4.88%) OpenID
2 4 (4.88%) SailPoint
2 4 (4.88%) SAML
3 1 (1.22%) Web Services
3 1 (1.22%) XMPP
Miscellaneous
1 34 (41.46%) Data Centre
2 7 (8.54%) Analytical Skills
3 6 (7.32%) iSeries
3 6 (7.32%) Tandem
4 4 (4.88%) Management Information System
4 4 (4.88%) Security Operations Centre
5 3 (3.66%) PKI
6 2 (2.44%) Video Conferencing
7 1 (1.22%) Private Cloud
Operating Systems
1 17 (20.73%) Windows
2 14 (17.07%) Unix
3 6 (7.32%) OpenVMS
4 3 (3.66%) Linux
5 1 (1.22%) Mac OS X
5 1 (1.22%) Windows Server
Processes & Methodologies
1 19 (23.17%) Load Balancing
2 17 (20.73%) Mentoring
3 16 (19.51%) Network Management
4 15 (18.29%) ITIL
5 11 (13.41%) SIEM
6 8 (9.76%) Incident Management
6 8 (9.76%) Security Operations
7 6 (7.32%) Coaching
7 6 (7.32%) Fault Management
7 6 (7.32%) Service Design
8 5 (6.10%) Change Management
8 5 (6.10%) Continuous Improvement
8 5 (6.10%) Identity Management
9 4 (4.88%) E-Commerce
9 4 (4.88%) Information Security
9 4 (4.88%) Network Architecture
9 4 (4.88%) Network Design
9 4 (4.88%) Service Management
9 4 (4.88%) Software Architecture
9 4 (4.88%) Vulnerability Management
Programming Languages
1 6 (7.32%) C
1 6 (7.32%) SQL
2 1 (1.22%) Python
Qualifications
1 53 (64.63%) Cisco Certification
2 49 (59.76%) CCNP
3 29 (35.37%) Security Cleared
4 25 (30.49%) SC Cleared
5 17 (20.73%) CCIE
5 17 (20.73%) CCSA
6 16 (19.51%) CCSE
7 5 (6.10%) CCNA
8 4 (4.88%) Degree
8 4 (4.88%) Master's Degree
9 3 (3.66%) CCSP
9 3 (3.66%) CISSP
9 3 (3.66%) DV Cleared
10 2 (2.44%) GCIH
10 2 (2.44%) GIAC
11 1 (1.22%) CCDA
11 1 (1.22%) CCDP
11 1 (1.22%) CCIE Routing and Switching
11 1 (1.22%) JNCIP
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 7 (8.54%) PCI DSS
2 5 (6.10%) ISO/IEC 27001
2 5 (6.10%) SLA
3 4 (4.88%) GPG13
3 4 (4.88%) ISO/IEC 27002 (supersedes ISO/IEC 17799)
System Software
1 6 (7.32%) Active Directory
1 6 (7.32%) ProxySG
1 6 (7.32%) RACF
1 6 (7.32%) VMware Infrastructure
2 4 (4.88%) vCloud
3 2 (2.44%) Virtual Machines
4 1 (1.22%) Firmware
4 1 (1.22%) VMware ESXi
Systems Management
1 13 (15.85%) Cisco Prime
2 10 (12.20%) FortiGate
3 4 (4.88%) Netcool
3 4 (4.88%) Stealthwatch
4 2 (2.44%) Nagios
5 1 (1.22%) Ansible
5 1 (1.22%) Cisco CUCM
5 1 (1.22%) Opscode Chef
5 1 (1.22%) RANCID
Vendors
1 76 (92.68%) Cisco
2 34 (41.46%) Juniper
3 30 (36.59%) CheckPoint
4 28 (34.15%) F5
5 26 (31.71%) Citrix
6 25 (30.49%) Blue Coat
7 22 (26.83%) Nokia
8 18 (21.95%) Palo Alto
9 16 (19.51%) SolarWinds
10 11 (13.41%) VMware
11 10 (12.20%) ArcSight
12 6 (7.32%) Infoblox
12 6 (7.32%) Riverbed
12 6 (7.32%) ServiceNow
13 5 (6.10%) Arista
13 5 (6.10%) Computacenter
13 5 (6.10%) Fortinet
13 5 (6.10%) McAfee
13 5 (6.10%) Microsoft
13 5 (6.10%) Splunk