The first table below looks at the demand for BGP skills in IT contracts advertised for the East of England region. Included is a guide to the average contractor rates offered in IT contracts that have cited BGP over the 3 months to 1 August 2014 with a comparison to the same period in the previous 2 years. The second table is for comparison and provides aggregates for all of the Communications & Networking category for the East of England region.

Note that daily contractor rates and hourly contractor rates are treated separately. When calculating average contractor rates, daily rates are not derived from quoted hourly rates or vice versa.

Location
3 months to
1 Aug 2014
Same period 2013 Same period 2012
Border Gateway Protocol (BGP)
Rank 128 107 123
Rank change year-on-year
-21 +16
Contract jobs citing BGP 9 14 15
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the East of England 0.29% 0.59% 0.49%
As % of the Communications & Networking category 2.08% 3.66% 2.44%
Number of daily rates quoted 6 7 11
Average daily rate
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£335 £300 £350
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+11.66% -14.28%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £318 £95 £310
10% offered a daily rate of more than £369 £401 £375
UK excluding London average daily rate £350 £330 £320
% change year-on-year
+6.06% +3.12%
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 0 0
Average hourly rate - - -
UK excluding London average hourly rate £40.00 £41.00 £27.50
% change year-on-year
-2.43% +49.09%
Communications & Networking Category
East of England
Contract IT job ads with a match in the
Communications & Networking category
432 383 615
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the East of England 14.12% 16.11% 20.24%
Number of daily rates quoted 229 148 237
Average daily rate £325 £290 £340
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+12.06% -14.70%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £165 £188 £250
10% offered a daily rate of more than £425 £413 £425
UK excluding London average daily rate £338 £322 £325
% change year-on-year
+4.81% -0.92%
Number of hourly rates quoted 58 53 72
Average hourly rate £27.50 £26.00 £28.25
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
+5.76% -7.96%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £11.50 £12.69 £12.05
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £39.50 £37.00 £50.00
UK excluding London average hourly rate £20.00 £25.00 £25.00
% change year-on-year
-20.00% -
BGP
England

BGP
Jobs Demand Trend in the East of England

This chart provides a 3-month moving total of IT contractor jobs citing BGP across the East of England region as a proportion of the total demand within the Communications & Networking category.

BGP Jobs Demand Trend in the East of England

BGP
Daily Rate Trend in the East of England

This chart provides the 3-month moving average for daily rates quoted in IT contract jobs citing BGP across the East of England region.

BGP Daily Rate Trend in the East of England

BGP
Hourly Rate Trend in the East of England

This chart provides the 3-month moving average for hourly rates quoted in IT contractor jobs citing BGP across the East of England region.

BGP Hourly Rate Trend in the East of England

BGP
Contract Job Locations in the East of England

The table below looks at the demand and provides a guide to the average contractor rates quoted in IT jobs citing BGP within the East of England region over the 3 months to 1 August 2014. 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
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statistics and historical trends)
Rank Change
on Same Period
Last Year
Matching
Contract
IT Job Ads
Average
Daily Rate
Last 3 Months
Average Daily Rate
% Change
on Same Period
Last Year
Live
Job
Vacancies
Cambridgeshire -7 3 £325 - 1
Bedfordshire -20 3 £350 +16.66% 2
Hertfordshire 0 2 £335 - 4
Essex -12 1 £388 +33.62% 1
Suffolk - - - -
BGP
England

BGP
Top 30 Related IT Skills in the East of England

For the 6 months to 1 August 2014, IT contractor jobs across the East of England region citing BGP also mentioned the following IT skills in order of popularity. The figures indicate the number of jobs and their proportion against the total number of contract IT job ads sampled that cited BGP.

1 18 (94.74%) Cisco
2 16 (84.21%) OSPF
3 15 (78.95%) Firewall
4 11 (57.89%) Cisco Certification
4 11 (57.89%) CheckPoint
4 11 (57.89%) CCNP
5 10 (52.63%) Cisco ASA
6 9 (47.37%) Network Security
6 9 (47.37%) Cisco IOS
7 8 (42.11%) CCSE
7 8 (42.11%) VMware
8 7 (36.84%) Thin Client
8 7 (36.84%) DNS
8 7 (36.84%) Citrix
8 7 (36.84%) Fat Client
8 7 (36.84%) VMware Infrastructure
8 7 (36.84%) Cisco Nexus
9 6 (31.58%) Infoblox
9 6 (31.58%) F5
9 6 (31.58%) Linux
9 6 (31.58%) VoIP
9 6 (31.58%) DHCP
9 6 (31.58%) EIGRP
10 5 (26.32%) MPLS
10 5 (26.32%) Wireless
10 5 (26.32%) NetScreen
10 5 (26.32%) Blue Coat
10 5 (26.32%) WAN
10 5 (26.32%) E-Commerce
10 5 (26.32%) Imperva

BGP
Top Related IT Skills in the East of England by Category

For the 6 months to 1 August 2014, IT contractor jobs across the East of England region citing BGP also mentioned the following IT skills grouped by category. The figures indicate the number of jobs and their proportion against the total number of contract IT job ads sampled that cited BGP. Up to 20 skills are shown per category.

Applications
1 2 (10.53%) MS Visio
2 1 (5.26%) MS Excel
2 1 (5.26%) MS Office
Communications & Networking
1 16 (84.21%) OSPF
2 15 (78.95%) Firewall
3 10 (52.63%) Cisco ASA
4 9 (47.37%) Network Security
4 9 (47.37%) Cisco IOS
5 7 (36.84%) DNS
5 7 (36.84%) Cisco Nexus
6 6 (31.58%) VoIP
6 6 (31.58%) DHCP
6 6 (31.58%) EIGRP
7 5 (26.32%) MPLS
7 5 (26.32%) Wireless
7 5 (26.32%) NetScreen
7 5 (26.32%) WAN
7 5 (26.32%) BIG-IP
7 5 (26.32%) F5 BIG-IP LTM
7 5 (26.32%) F5 BIG-IP GTM
7 5 (26.32%) DMVPN
8 4 (21.05%) LAN
8 4 (21.05%) VPN
General
1 2 (10.53%) Finance
2 1 (5.26%) Telecoms
2 1 (5.26%) Billing
Job Titles
1 11 (57.89%) Network Engineer
2 7 (36.84%) Network Specialist
3 5 (26.32%) Network Security Engineer
3 5 (26.32%) Security Specialist
3 5 (26.32%) Security Engineer
3 5 (26.32%) Network Security Specialist
4 3 (15.79%) Cisco Network Engineer
4 3 (15.79%) Cisco Engineer
5 1 (5.26%) Support Engineer
5 1 (5.26%) Security Consultant
5 1 (5.26%) Network Support Engineer
5 1 (5.26%) Network Consultant
5 1 (5.26%) Consultant
5 1 (5.26%) Network Support
5 1 (5.26%) Wireless Engineer
5 1 (5.26%) Network Security Consultant
5 1 (5.26%) Cisco Support
5 1 (5.26%) Cisco Support Engineer
Miscellaneous
1 7 (36.84%) Thin Client
1 7 (36.84%) Fat Client
Operating Systems
1 6 (31.58%) Linux
2 2 (10.53%) Windows
Processes & Methodologies
1 5 (26.32%) E-Commerce
2 2 (10.53%) Vulnerability Management
2 2 (10.53%) Load Balancing
2 2 (10.53%) Time Management
2 2 (10.53%) Network Management
2 2 (10.53%) Disaster Recovery
2 2 (10.53%) Project Management
2 2 (10.53%) ITIL
3 1 (5.26%) DNA
3 1 (5.26%) Migration
3 1 (5.26%) Network Monitoring
3 1 (5.26%) WAN Optimisation
3 1 (5.26%) Change Control
3 1 (5.26%) Capacity Planning
Qualifications
1 11 (57.89%) Cisco Certification
1 11 (57.89%) CCNP
2 8 (42.11%) CCSE
3 2 (10.53%) CCVP
3 2 (10.53%) CCIE
4 1 (5.26%) CCNA
4 1 (5.26%) CCDP
4 1 (5.26%) CCSA
System Software
1 7 (36.84%) VMware Infrastructure
Systems Management
1 2 (10.53%) Cisco UCCX
1 2 (10.53%) Cisco CUCM
2 1 (5.26%) OPNET
Vendors
1 18 (94.74%) Cisco
2 11 (57.89%) CheckPoint
3 8 (42.11%) VMware
4 7 (36.84%) Citrix
5 6 (31.58%) Infoblox
5 6 (31.58%) F5
6 5 (26.32%) Blue Coat
6 5 (26.32%) Imperva
7 4 (21.05%) Juniper
8 3 (15.79%) Aruba
9 2 (10.53%) SolarWinds
9 2 (10.53%) Trend Micro
9 2 (10.53%) Splunk
9 2 (10.53%) Websense
9 2 (10.53%) Microsoft
10 1 (5.26%) HP
10 1 (5.26%) Zeacom
10 1 (5.26%) Riverbed
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