The table below looks at the statistics 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 9 February 2016 with a comparison to the same period in the previous 2 years.

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
9 Feb 2016
Same period 2015 Same period 2014
Border Gateway Protocol (BGP)
Rank 118 123 122
Rank change year-on-year
+5 -1
Contract jobs citing BGP 6 2 10
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the East of England 0.25% 0.078% 0.42%
As % of the Communications & Networking category 1.69% 0.54% 2.96%
Number of daily rates quoted 6 1 5
Average daily rate £363 £200 £295
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+81.25% -32.20%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £331 £200 £266
10% offered a daily rate of more than £394 £200 £356
UK excluding London average daily rate £358 £350 £363
% change year-on-year
+2.14% -3.44%
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 0 0
Average hourly rate - - -
UK excluding London average hourly rate £43.00 £30.00 £180.00
% change year-on-year
+43.33% -83.33%
BGP
England

The following table is for comparison with the above and provides statistics for the entire Communications & Networking category in contract jobs advertised in the East of England region.

Communications & Networking Category
East of England
Contract IT job ads with a match in the
Communications & Networking category
355 370 338
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the East of England 14.90% 14.48% 14.20%
Number of daily rates quoted 186 183 165
Average daily rate £375 £350 £325
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+7.14% +7.69%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £250 £160 £235
10% offered a daily rate of more than £500 £475 £447
UK excluding London average daily rate £363 £350 £350
% change year-on-year
+3.57% -
Number of hourly rates quoted 34 62 52
Average hourly rate £22.38 £23.00 £20.00
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
-2.71% +15.00%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £12.50 £15.00 £11.50
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £55.00 £42.50 £39.80
UK excluding London average hourly rate £30.00 £26.00 £21.00
% change year-on-year
+15.38% +23.80%

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 9 February 2016. 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
(Use links below to see detailed
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
Suffolk +3 3 £363 -
Bedfordshire - 2 £338 - 3
Cambridgeshire - 1 £413 - 2
BGP
England

BGP
Top 30 Related IT Skills in the East of England

For the 6 months to 9 February 2016, 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 29 (100.00%) OSPF
2 22 (75.86%) Cisco Certification
2 22 (75.86%) Firewall
2 22 (75.86%) CCNP
3 21 (72.41%) EIGRP
4 20 (68.97%) Cisco
5 19 (65.52%) MPLS
6 18 (62.07%) VPN
6 18 (62.07%) Network Security
7 16 (55.17%) Juniper
8 15 (51.72%) WAN
9 13 (44.83%) SSL
9 13 (44.83%) Load Balancing
10 12 (41.38%) DNS
10 12 (41.38%) CheckPoint
11 11 (37.93%) LAN
11 11 (37.93%) Cisco ASA
12 10 (34.48%) JNCIP
12 10 (34.48%) IPsec
12 10 (34.48%) Data Centre
13 9 (31.03%) HP
13 9 (31.03%) CCSE
13 9 (31.03%) Junos
14 8 (27.59%) Blue Coat
14 8 (27.59%) CCSA
14 8 (27.59%) JNCIA
14 8 (27.59%) Citrix
14 8 (27.59%) Cisco Nexus
15 7 (24.14%) Telecoms
15 7 (24.14%) NetScreen

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

For the 6 months to 9 February 2016, 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 3 (10.34%) MS Visio
2 2 (6.90%) MS Office
3 1 (3.45%) MS Excel
Cloud Services
1 1 (3.45%) SaaS
Communications & Networking
1 29 (100.00%) OSPF
2 22 (75.86%) Firewall
3 21 (72.41%) EIGRP
4 19 (65.52%) MPLS
5 18 (62.07%) Network Security
5 18 (62.07%) VPN
6 15 (51.72%) WAN
7 13 (44.83%) SSL
8 12 (41.38%) DNS
9 11 (37.93%) Cisco ASA
9 11 (37.93%) LAN
10 10 (34.48%) IPsec
11 9 (31.03%) Junos
12 8 (27.59%) Cisco Nexus
13 7 (24.14%) Cisco IOS
13 7 (24.14%) IMAP
13 7 (24.14%) Intrusion Detection
13 7 (24.14%) NetScreen
13 7 (24.14%) SMTP
13 7 (24.14%) VoIP
General
1 7 (24.14%) Telecoms
2 4 (13.79%) Manufacturing
3 2 (6.90%) Automotive
Job Titles
1 19 (65.52%) Network Engineer
2 9 (31.03%) Juniper Engineer
3 6 (20.69%) Cisco Engineer
3 6 (20.69%) Cisco Network Engineer
4 5 (17.24%) Cisco Design Engineer
4 5 (17.24%) Cisco Network Design Engineer
4 5 (17.24%) Design Engineer
4 5 (17.24%) Network Design Engineer
5 4 (13.79%) Consultant
6 3 (10.34%) Designer
6 3 (10.34%) IP Designer
6 3 (10.34%) Network Consultant
6 3 (10.34%) Network Designer
6 3 (10.34%) Senior Network Engineer
7 2 (6.90%) Architect
7 2 (6.90%) Cisco Consultant
7 2 (6.90%) Cisco Network Consultant
7 2 (6.90%) Firewall Engineer
7 2 (6.90%) IP Network Engineer
7 2 (6.90%) Security Specialist
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 3 (10.34%) Web Services
Miscellaneous
1 10 (34.48%) Data Centre
2 3 (10.34%) Analytical Skills
3 2 (6.90%) Fat Client
3 2 (6.90%) Thin Client
Operating Systems
1 5 (17.24%) Linux
1 5 (17.24%) Unix
Processes & Methodologies
1 13 (44.83%) Load Balancing
2 6 (20.69%) Migration
3 5 (17.24%) Network Design
4 3 (10.34%) Network Management
4 3 (10.34%) Presales
5 2 (6.90%) Disaster Recovery
5 2 (6.90%) ITIL
5 2 (6.90%) Mentoring
6 1 (3.45%) Change Management
6 1 (3.45%) E-Commerce
6 1 (3.45%) ERP
6 1 (3.45%) High Availability
6 1 (3.45%) Line Management
6 1 (3.45%) Network Architecture
6 1 (3.45%) Service Delivery
6 1 (3.45%) Technical Architecture
6 1 (3.45%) Time Management
Programming Languages
1 3 (10.34%) Bash Shell
1 3 (10.34%) Perl
2 1 (3.45%) C
Qualifications
1 22 (75.86%) CCNP
1 22 (75.86%) Cisco Certification
2 10 (34.48%) JNCIP
3 9 (31.03%) CCSE
4 8 (27.59%) CCSA
4 8 (27.59%) JNCIA
5 7 (24.14%) JNCIS
6 6 (20.69%) CCIE
7 5 (17.24%) CCNA
7 5 (17.24%) Degree
7 5 (17.24%) JNCIE
8 3 (10.34%) DV Cleared
8 3 (10.34%) SC Cleared
8 3 (10.34%) Security Cleared
9 2 (6.90%) CCDP
9 2 (6.90%) Check Point Certification
10 1 (3.45%) HNC
10 1 (3.45%) HP ASE
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 1 (3.45%) PCI DSS
1 1 (3.45%) SLA
System Software
1 3 (10.34%) VMware Infrastructure
Systems Management
1 1 (3.45%) CiscoWorks
1 1 (3.45%) HP NNM
1 1 (3.45%) OpenView
Vendors
1 20 (68.97%) Cisco
2 16 (55.17%) Juniper
3 12 (41.38%) CheckPoint
4 9 (31.03%) HP
5 8 (27.59%) Blue Coat
5 8 (27.59%) Citrix
6 7 (24.14%) Fortinet
7 6 (20.69%) F5
8 5 (17.24%) IronPort
8 5 (17.24%) Tufin
9 4 (13.79%) VMware
10 2 (6.90%) Imperva
10 2 (6.90%) Infoblox
10 2 (6.90%) Microsoft
11 1 (3.45%) Brocade
11 1 (3.45%) Infovista
11 1 (3.45%) Palo Alto
11 1 (3.45%) Red Hat
11 1 (3.45%) Riverbed
11 1 (3.45%) Sourcefire