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 28 May 2015 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
28 May 2015
Same period 2014 Same period 2013
Border Gateway Protocol (BGP)
Rank 117 134 112
Rank change year-on-year
+17 -22
Contract jobs citing BGP 17 9 5
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the East of England 0.60% 0.30% 0.23%
As % of the Communications & Networking category 3.12% 2.11% 1.28%
Number of daily rates quoted 10 7 1
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£300 £400 £325
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
-25.00% +23.07%
UK excluding London average daily rate £350 £400 £300
% change year-on-year
-12.50% +33.33%
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 0 0
Average hourly rate - - -
UK excluding London average hourly rate £40.00 - £32.50
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
545 427 392
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the East of England 19.36% 14.26% 17.84%
Number of daily rates quoted 286 208 144
Average daily rate £314 £314 £325
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
- -3.46%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £190 £165 £200
10% offered a daily rate of more than £438 £425 £413
UK excluding London average daily rate £340 £338 £315
% change year-on-year
+0.74% +7.14%
Number of hourly rates quoted 61 35 77
Average hourly rate £32.00 £23.00 £19.00
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
+39.13% +21.05%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £13.50 £11.50 £12.15
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £42.50 £35.00 £40.00
UK excluding London average hourly rate £26.00 £18.00 £22.25
% change year-on-year
+44.44% -19.10%

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
Daily Rate Histogram in the East of England

This chart provides a histogram of daily rates quoted in contract IT jobs citing BGP across the East of England region over the 3 months to 28 May 2015.

BGP Daily Rate Histogram 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 28 May 2015. 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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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 +8 5 £270 -16.92% 3
Hertfordshire -2 5 £310 -
Essex -3 4 £400 - 1
Suffolk - 3 - -
BGP
England

BGP
Top 30 Related IT Skills in the East of England

For the 6 months to 28 May 2015, 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 15 (71.43%) Cisco
2 14 (66.67%) LAN
2 14 (66.67%) Cisco Certification
2 14 (66.67%) OSPF
3 13 (61.90%) Firewall
4 12 (57.14%) WAN
4 12 (57.14%) CCNP
5 11 (52.38%) MPLS
6 10 (47.62%) VPN
7 8 (38.10%) EIGRP
7 8 (38.10%) Data Centre
8 6 (28.57%) Cisco Nexus
8 6 (28.57%) HSRP
8 6 (28.57%) Wireless
8 6 (28.57%) Cisco IOS
8 6 (28.57%) Video Conferencing
8 6 (28.57%) Cisco ASA
8 6 (28.57%) CCIE
9 5 (23.81%) VRRP
9 5 (23.81%) TCP/IP
9 5 (23.81%) Network Management
9 5 (23.81%) IP Telephony
9 5 (23.81%) Telecoms
9 5 (23.81%) F5
10 4 (19.05%) Root Cause Analysis
10 4 (19.05%) IOS XR
10 4 (19.05%) Network Security
10 4 (19.05%) WLAN
10 4 (19.05%) IGRP
11 3 (14.29%) Active Directory

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

For the 6 months to 28 May 2015, 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.

Application Platforms
1 3 (14.29%) MS Exchange
2 1 (4.76%) IIS
2 1 (4.76%) Exchange Server 2003
Applications
1 1 (4.76%) Fireworks
Communications & Networking
1 14 (66.67%) LAN
1 14 (66.67%) OSPF
2 13 (61.90%) Firewall
3 12 (57.14%) WAN
4 11 (52.38%) MPLS
5 10 (47.62%) VPN
6 8 (38.10%) EIGRP
7 6 (28.57%) Cisco Nexus
7 6 (28.57%) HSRP
7 6 (28.57%) Wireless
7 6 (28.57%) Cisco IOS
7 6 (28.57%) Cisco ASA
8 5 (23.81%) VRRP
8 5 (23.81%) TCP/IP
8 5 (23.81%) IP Telephony
9 4 (19.05%) IOS XR
9 4 (19.05%) Network Security
9 4 (19.05%) WLAN
9 4 (19.05%) IGRP
10 3 (14.29%) SAN
Database & Business Intelligence
1 1 (4.76%) SQL Server
1 1 (4.76%) SQL Server 2008
General
1 5 (23.81%) Telecoms
2 1 (4.76%) Billing
2 1 (4.76%) Finance
2 1 (4.76%) Publishing
Job Titles
1 8 (38.10%) Network Engineer
2 3 (14.29%) Network Manager
3 2 (9.52%) Cisco Engineer
3 2 (9.52%) Senior Network Engineer
3 2 (9.52%) Network Specialist
3 2 (9.52%) Network Architect
3 2 (9.52%) Architect
3 2 (9.52%) Senior Consultant
3 2 (9.52%) Consultant
4 1 (4.76%) Lead Designer
4 1 (4.76%) Analyst
4 1 (4.76%) Network Consultant
4 1 (4.76%) Systems Analyst
4 1 (4.76%) Designer
4 1 (4.76%) Lead Network Engineer
4 1 (4.76%) Implementation Engineer
4 1 (4.76%) Senior Implementation Engineer
4 1 (4.76%) Technical Consultant
4 1 (4.76%) Infrastructure Analyst
4 1 (4.76%) Senior Cisco Engineer
Miscellaneous
1 8 (38.10%) Data Centre
2 6 (28.57%) Video Conferencing
3 2 (9.52%) Computer Science
4 1 (4.76%) Thin Client
4 1 (4.76%) Fat Client
4 1 (4.76%) Data Protection Act
4 1 (4.76%) Cryptography
4 1 (4.76%) Enterprise Software
4 1 (4.76%) Distributed Denial-of-Service
Operating Systems
1 1 (4.76%) Windows Server 2003
1 1 (4.76%) Windows
1 1 (4.76%) Linux
Processes & Methodologies
1 5 (23.81%) Network Management
2 4 (19.05%) Root Cause Analysis
3 3 (14.29%) ITIL
4 2 (9.52%) Service Delivery
4 2 (9.52%) Change Management
4 2 (9.52%) Capacity Planning
4 2 (9.52%) E-Commerce
5 1 (4.76%) Configuration Management
5 1 (4.76%) PRINCE2
5 1 (4.76%) Network Architecture
5 1 (4.76%) Data Protection
5 1 (4.76%) Kanban
5 1 (4.76%) Load Balancing
5 1 (4.76%) Technical Architecture
5 1 (4.76%) Asset Management
5 1 (4.76%) Service Management
5 1 (4.76%) Risk Management
5 1 (4.76%) Scrum
5 1 (4.76%) Performance Monitoring
5 1 (4.76%) Data Privacy
Qualifications
1 14 (66.67%) Cisco Certification
2 12 (57.14%) CCNP
3 6 (28.57%) CCIE
4 3 (14.29%) Degree
5 1 (4.76%) CCNA
5 1 (4.76%) CCDP
5 1 (4.76%) SC Cleared
5 1 (4.76%) DV Cleared
5 1 (4.76%) Security Cleared
5 1 (4.76%) CCSE
5 1 (4.76%) JNCIS
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 1 (4.76%) SLA
System Software
1 3 (14.29%) Active Directory
2 2 (9.52%) VMware Infrastructure
3 1 (4.76%) DFS Replication
3 1 (4.76%) vSphere
Systems Management
1 2 (9.52%) Cisco IPCC
2 1 (4.76%) RANCID
Vendors
1 15 (71.43%) Cisco
2 5 (23.81%) F5
3 3 (14.29%) Juniper
3 3 (14.29%) Microsoft
4 2 (9.52%) VMware
4 2 (9.52%) BT
4 2 (9.52%) Infoblox
4 2 (9.52%) EMC
4 2 (9.52%) Citrix
5 1 (4.76%) Clearswift
5 1 (4.76%) HP
5 1 (4.76%) NetApp
5 1 (4.76%) CheckPoint
5 1 (4.76%) Imperva
5 1 (4.76%) SolarWinds
5 1 (4.76%) Tandberg
5 1 (4.76%) Blue Coat
5 1 (4.76%) Zeacom