The first table below looks at the demand for BGP skills in IT contracts advertised for the England region. Included is a guide to the average contractor rates offered in IT contracts that have cited BGP over the 3 months to 30 July 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 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
30 Jul 2014
Same period 2013 Same period 2012
Border Gateway Protocol (BGP)
Rank 330 358 336
Rank change year-on-year
+28 -22
Contract jobs citing BGP 270 195 234
As % of all contract IT jobs located in England 0.55% 0.42% 0.44%
As % of the Communications & Networking category 3.93% 3.05% 2.82%
Number of daily rates quoted 147 101 109
Average daily rate
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Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+7.14% -
90% offered a daily rate of more than £263 £290 £223
10% offered a daily rate of more than £480 £421 £450
UK excluding London average daily rate £350 £330 £320
% change year-on-year
+6.06% +3.12%
Number of hourly rates quoted 6 4 5
Average hourly rate £41.00 £49.00 £27.50
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
-16.32% +78.18%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £40.00 £48.00 £23.60
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £142.50 £57.00 £29.90
UK excluding London average hourly rate £40.00 £41.00 £27.50
% change year-on-year
-2.43% +49.09%
Communications & Networking Category
England
Contract IT job ads with a match in the
Communications & Networking category
6875 6386 8296
As % of all contract IT jobs located in England 13.93% 13.71% 15.67%
Number of daily rates quoted 3727 3409 3763
Average daily rate £363 £350 £350
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+3.57% -
90% offered a daily rate of more than £210 £200 £205
10% offered a daily rate of more than £500 £500 £475
UK excluding London average daily rate £335 £325 £325
% change year-on-year
+3.07% -
Number of hourly rates quoted 380 427 646
Average hourly rate £20.00 £24.50 £23.50
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
-18.36% +4.25%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £12.00 £13.50 £13.00
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £42.50 £42.50 £45.00
UK excluding London average hourly rate £20.00 £25.50 £25.00
% change year-on-year
-21.56% +2.00%
BGP
UK

BGP
Jobs Demand Trend in England

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

BGP Jobs Demand Trend in England

BGP
Daily Rate Trend in England

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

BGP Daily Rate Trend in England

BGP
Daily Rate Histogram in England

This chart provides a histogram of daily rates quoted in contract IT jobs citing BGP across the England region over the 3 months to 30 July 2014.

BGP Daily Rate Histogram in England

BGP
Hourly Rate Trend in England

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

BGP Hourly Rate Trend in England

BGP
Hourly Rate Histogram in England

This chart provides a histogram of hourly rates quoted in contract IT jobs citing BGP across the England region over the 3 months to 30 July 2014.

BGP Hourly Rate Histogram in England

BGP
Contract Job Locations in 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 England region over the 3 months to 30 July 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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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
London +38 124 £394 +7.14% 42
South East +12 63 £350 -6.66% 12
South West -7 21 £413 +39.83% 3
West Midlands -4 17 £304 -16.78% 7
North West +10 15 £280 -39.45% 4
Yorkshire +7 14 £388 +19.23% 13
East of England -22 9 £335 +11.66% 7
East Midlands -3 1 £350 +9.37% 2
BGP
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BGP
Top 30 Related IT Skills in England

For the 6 months to 30 July 2014, IT contractor jobs across the 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.

1 388 (81.17%) Cisco
2 349 (73.01%) OSPF
3 285 (59.62%) Firewall
4 283 (59.21%) Cisco Certification
5 218 (45.61%) CCNP
6 213 (44.56%) MPLS
7 189 (39.54%) Juniper
8 188 (39.33%) WAN
9 171 (35.77%) CheckPoint
10 168 (35.15%) VPN
10 168 (35.15%) LAN
11 143 (29.92%) F5
12 133 (27.82%) EIGRP
13 131 (27.41%) Network Security
13 131 (27.41%) Cisco ASA
14 104 (21.76%) IPsec
15 101 (21.13%) TCP/IP
16 98 (20.50%) Cisco IOS
17 97 (20.29%) Load Balancing
18 95 (19.87%) DNS
19 91 (19.04%) Cisco Nexus
20 86 (17.99%) CCIE
21 81 (16.95%) Blue Coat
22 74 (15.48%) Linux
23 73 (15.27%) Telecoms
24 72 (15.06%) Finance
24 72 (15.06%) Network Design
25 71 (14.85%) CCNA
26 70 (14.64%) VMware
27 69 (14.44%) VLAN

BGP
Top Related IT Skills in England by Category

For the 6 months to 30 July 2014, IT contractor jobs across the 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 25 (5.23%) Apache
2 12 (2.51%) Confluence
2 12 (2.51%) nginx
2 12 (2.51%) MediaWiki
3 11 (2.30%) MS Exchange
4 10 (2.09%) Exchange Server 2010
5 9 (1.88%) Lync
6 6 (1.26%) SharePoint
7 5 (1.05%) Exchange Server 2013
7 5 (1.05%) Exchange Server 2007
8 4 (0.84%) IIS
9 1 (0.21%) IBM Notes
9 1 (0.21%) Tomcat
9 1 (0.21%) Exchange Server 5.5
Applications
1 17 (3.56%) MS Excel
2 15 (3.14%) MS Visio
3 9 (1.88%) MS Office
Business Applications
1 1 (0.21%) Remedy ITSM
Cloud Services
1 2 (0.42%) SaaS
Communications & Networking
1 349 (73.01%) OSPF
2 285 (59.62%) Firewall
3 213 (44.56%) MPLS
4 188 (39.33%) WAN
5 168 (35.15%) VPN
5 168 (35.15%) LAN
6 133 (27.82%) EIGRP
7 131 (27.41%) Network Security
7 131 (27.41%) Cisco ASA
8 104 (21.76%) IPsec
9 101 (21.13%) TCP/IP
10 98 (20.50%) Cisco IOS
11 95 (19.87%) DNS
12 91 (19.04%) Cisco Nexus
13 69 (14.44%) VLAN
14 66 (13.81%) VoIP
15 65 (13.60%) Multicast
16 64 (13.39%) Ethernet
17 63 (13.18%) DHCP
17 63 (13.18%) Wireless
Database & Business Intelligence
1 14 (2.93%) MySQL
2 13 (2.72%) Relational Database
3 12 (2.51%) PostgreSQL
4 6 (1.26%) SQL Server
5 5 (1.05%) MS Access
6 3 (0.63%) DB2
7 2 (0.42%) Data Warehouse
8 1 (0.21%) Ingres
8 1 (0.21%) SQL Server 2008
Development Applications
1 13 (2.72%) Subversion
2 12 (2.51%) Jenkins
2 12 (2.51%) JIRA
2 12 (2.51%) Git (software)
2 12 (2.51%) Hudson
3 6 (1.26%) GDB
4 5 (1.05%) VSS/SourceSafe
5 1 (0.21%) Ant
General
1 73 (15.27%) Telecoms
2 72 (15.06%) Finance
3 44 (9.21%) Banking
4 21 (4.39%) Investment Banking
5 12 (2.51%) Retail
6 8 (1.67%) Financial Institution
7 7 (1.46%) Law
8 6 (1.26%) German Language
9 5 (1.05%) Legal
9 5 (1.05%) Manufacturing
10 4 (0.84%) Back Office
11 3 (0.63%) Front Office
11 3 (0.63%) Publishing
11 3 (0.63%) Games
11 3 (0.63%) Local Government
12 2 (0.42%) Multimedia
12 2 (0.42%) Electronics
13 1 (0.21%) Advertising
13 1 (0.21%) Portuguese Language
13 1 (0.21%) Marketing
Job Titles
1 190 (39.75%) Network Engineer
2 54 (11.30%) Security Engineer
3 50 (10.46%) Consultant
4 45 (9.41%) Architect
5 40 (8.37%) Network Security Engineer
6 37 (7.74%) Network Specialist
7 35 (7.32%) IP Engineer
7 35 (7.32%) Cisco Engineer
8 33 (6.90%) Network Consultant
9 30 (6.28%) Design Engineer
10 26 (5.44%) Security Specialist
10 26 (5.44%) Cisco Network Engineer
11 25 (5.23%) Network Security Specialist
12 24 (5.02%) Network Architect
13 23 (4.81%) Senior Network Engineer
14 22 (4.60%) Firewall Engineer
15 20 (4.18%) Analyst
16 15 (3.14%) Support Engineer
16 15 (3.14%) Test Engineer
16 15 (3.14%) Network Analyst
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 13 (2.72%) LAMP
2 9 (1.88%) VCL
3 4 (0.84%) CSS
4 3 (0.63%) Regular Expression
5 1 (0.21%) DCOM
5 1 (0.21%) .NET
5 1 (0.21%) Rendezvous
5 1 (0.21%) FIX Protocol
Miscellaneous
1 28 (5.86%) Fat Client
1 28 (5.86%) Thin Client
2 15 (3.14%) Clustering
3 12 (2.51%) Wiki
4 9 (1.88%) Firmware
4 9 (1.88%) Video Conferencing
5 5 (1.05%) NHS
5 5 (1.05%) Open Source
5 5 (1.05%) PKI
6 4 (0.84%) Computer Science
6 4 (0.84%) Hedge funds
7 3 (0.63%) Enterprise Software
7 3 (0.63%) Derivative
8 2 (0.42%) SecurID
8 2 (0.42%) Visualisation
8 2 (0.42%) Management Information System
8 2 (0.42%) FlexPod
9 1 (0.21%) Digital Media
9 1 (0.21%) Client/Server
9 1 (0.21%) MPEG
Operating Systems
1 74 (15.48%) Linux
2 56 (11.72%) Windows
3 25 (5.23%) UNIX
4 14 (2.93%) Windows Server 2003
5 12 (2.51%) Ubuntu
5 12 (2.51%) Debian
6 9 (1.88%) Windows Server 2008
6 9 (1.88%) CentOS
7 8 (1.67%) Solaris
8 6 (1.26%) Windows Server 2012
9 3 (0.63%) AIX
9 3 (0.63%) SUSE
9 3 (0.63%) Oracle Linux
9 3 (0.63%) Windows 7
10 2 (0.42%) Windows XP
10 2 (0.42%) Windows NT
11 1 (0.21%) Windows 2000
11 1 (0.21%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
11 1 (0.21%) Windows 2000 Server
Processes & Methodologies
1 97 (20.29%) Load Balancing
2 72 (15.06%) Network Design
3 62 (12.97%) Network Management
4 49 (10.25%) ITIL
5 37 (7.74%) E-Commerce
6 30 (6.28%) Change Management
7 29 (6.07%) Capacity Planning
7 29 (6.07%) Network Monitoring
8 28 (5.86%) Project Management
9 25 (5.23%) Network Architecture
9 25 (5.23%) Migration
10 22 (4.60%) Disaster Recovery
11 20 (4.18%) Service Delivery
11 20 (4.18%) Low Latency
12 18 (3.77%) Risk Assessment
13 14 (2.93%) WAN Optimisation
14 13 (2.72%) Data Modelling
14 13 (2.72%) Continuous Integration
15 12 (2.51%) DevOps
16 11 (2.30%) Scrum
Programming Languages
1 34 (7.11%) C
1 34 (7.11%) Perl
2 23 (4.81%) Java
2 23 (4.81%) SQL
3 22 (4.60%) PHP
4 19 (3.97%) Python
5 16 (3.35%) Bash Shell
6 13 (2.72%) Ruby
7 7 (1.46%) Tcl
8 6 (1.26%) VB
9 5 (1.05%) Embedded C
9 5 (1.05%) Lisp
10 1 (0.21%) Shell Script
Qualifications
1 283 (59.21%) Cisco Certification
2 218 (45.61%) CCNP
3 86 (17.99%) CCIE
4 71 (14.85%) CCNA
5 38 (7.95%) CCDP
6 36 (7.53%) CCSE
6 36 (7.53%) Security Cleared
7 26 (5.44%) SC Cleared
8 20 (4.18%) CCSP
9 18 (3.77%) Check Point Certification
10 17 (3.56%) CISSP
11 16 (3.35%) Degree
12 15 (3.14%) JNCIP
13 13 (2.72%) CCIP
14 12 (2.51%) JNCIS
15 10 (2.09%) JNCIE
16 9 (1.88%) JNCIA
17 8 (1.67%) CCSA
17 8 (1.67%) MCSE
17 8 (1.67%) Microsoft Certification
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 17 (3.56%) PCI DSS
2 15 (3.14%) SLA
3 7 (1.46%) QA
4 1 (0.21%) ISO 9001
4 1 (0.21%) COBIT
4 1 (0.21%) ISO/IEC 27001
System Software
1 51 (10.67%) VMware Infrastructure
2 13 (2.72%) Active Directory
2 13 (2.72%) XenServer
3 12 (2.51%) Postfix
3 12 (2.51%) Samba
4 11 (2.30%) Varnish
4 11 (2.30%) vSphere
5 10 (2.09%) Snort
6 7 (1.46%) ProxySG
7 5 (1.05%) XenDesktop
7 5 (1.05%) Hyper-V
7 5 (1.05%) XenApp
8 3 (0.63%) FreeRADIUS
8 3 (0.63%) OpenSSH
9 2 (0.42%) VMware ESX
9 2 (0.42%) vCloud
10 1 (0.21%) NFS
10 1 (0.21%) VMware ESXi
Systems Management
1 17 (3.56%) FortiGate
2 15 (3.14%) Cisco CUCM
3 13 (2.72%) OPNET
4 12 (2.51%) ZABBIX
4 12 (2.51%) Puppet
5 9 (1.88%) Cisco Prime
6 5 (1.05%) CiscoWorks
7 4 (0.84%) SCOrch
7 4 (0.84%) CA Spectrum
8 3 (0.63%) Cisco UCCX
8 3 (0.63%) MAILsweeper
8 3 (0.63%) Nagios
8 3 (0.63%) SolarWinds Orion
9 2 (0.42%) Cacti
9 2 (0.42%) HP Quality Center
9 2 (0.42%) OpenView
9 2 (0.42%) Opscode Chef
9 2 (0.42%) Salt
10 1 (0.21%) Backup Exec
10 1 (0.21%) NSN NetAct
Vendors
1 388 (81.17%) Cisco
2 189 (39.54%) Juniper
3 171 (35.77%) CheckPoint
4 143 (29.92%) F5
5 81 (16.95%) Blue Coat
6 70 (14.64%) VMware
7 62 (12.97%) Citrix
8 45 (9.41%) HP
9 29 (6.07%) Microsoft
9 29 (6.07%) Riverbed
10 28 (5.86%) Infoblox
11 25 (5.23%) Imperva
12 24 (5.02%) Nokia
13 21 (4.39%) Fortinet
14 20 (4.18%) Huawei
15 19 (3.97%) SolarWinds
16 16 (3.35%) Red Hat
17 15 (3.14%) Aruba
18 13 (2.72%) Ericsson
18 13 (2.72%) Radware
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