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 22 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
22 Jul 2014
Same period 2013 Same period 2012
Border Gateway Protocol (BGP)
Rank 325 365 340
Rank change year-on-year
+40 -25
Contract jobs citing BGP 256 183 229
As % of all contract IT jobs located in England 0.53% 0.39% 0.43%
As % of the Communications & Networking category 3.89% 2.88% 2.79%
Number of daily rates quoted 145 92 109
Average daily rate
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Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+7.14% -
90% offered a daily rate of more than £258 £290 £220
10% offered a daily rate of more than £489 £421 £450
UK excluding London average daily rate £350 £328 £300
% change year-on-year
+6.87% +9.16%
Number of hourly rates quoted 7 4 3
Average hourly rate £40.00 £49.00 £27.50
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
-18.36% +78.18%
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
6579 6352 8213
As % of all contract IT jobs located in England 13.73% 13.71% 15.53%
Number of daily rates quoted 3560 3370 3691
Average daily rate £351 £350 £350
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+0.14% -
90% offered a daily rate of more than £210 £200 £205
10% offered a daily rate of more than £500 £495 £475
UK excluding London average daily rate £331 £325 £325
% change year-on-year
+1.84% -
Number of hourly rates quoted 378 458 625
Average hourly rate £20.00 £24.50 £22.50
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
-18.36% +8.88%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £12.00 £14.00 £12.69
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £42.50 £42.50 £45.00
UK excluding London average hourly rate £20.00 £25.00 £25.00
% change year-on-year
-20.00% -
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 22 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 22 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 22 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 +38 123 £400 +9.96% 41
South East +15 56 £350 -6.66% 16
South West -18 18 £413 +39.83% 2
West Midlands +1 15 £304 -13.21% 4
North West -1 14 £280 - 6
Yorkshire 0 13 £388 +19.23% 12
East of England -22 10 £335 +15.51% 9
East Midlands -7 1 £350 +9.37% 3
BGP
UK

BGP
Top 30 Related IT Skills in England

For the 6 months to 22 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.

1 383 (80.97%) Cisco
2 347 (73.36%) OSPF
3 281 (59.41%) Cisco Certification
4 280 (59.20%) Firewall
5 219 (46.30%) CCNP
6 213 (45.03%) MPLS
7 186 (39.32%) WAN
8 183 (38.69%) Juniper
9 171 (36.15%) CheckPoint
10 166 (35.10%) LAN
11 163 (34.46%) VPN
12 145 (30.66%) F5
13 131 (27.70%) Network Security
14 129 (27.27%) Cisco ASA
14 129 (27.27%) EIGRP
15 100 (21.14%) TCP/IP
15 100 (21.14%) Cisco IOS
16 99 (20.93%) IPsec
17 95 (20.08%) Load Balancing
18 94 (19.87%) Cisco Nexus
19 93 (19.66%) DNS
20 86 (18.18%) CCIE
21 80 (16.91%) Blue Coat
21 80 (16.91%) Network Design
22 75 (15.86%) CCNA
22 75 (15.86%) Telecoms
23 72 (15.22%) Linux
24 70 (14.80%) VMware
25 68 (14.38%) VLAN
26 67 (14.16%) Finance

BGP
Top Related IT Skills in England by Category

For the 6 months to 22 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 23 (4.86%) Apache
2 11 (2.33%) Confluence
2 11 (2.33%) nginx
2 11 (2.33%) MediaWiki
3 10 (2.11%) MS Exchange
4 9 (1.90%) Exchange Server 2010
5 8 (1.69%) Lync
6 5 (1.06%) SharePoint
6 5 (1.06%) Exchange Server 2007
6 5 (1.06%) Exchange Server 2013
7 3 (0.63%) IIS
8 2 (0.42%) CMS
9 1 (0.21%) IBM Notes
9 1 (0.21%) Tomcat
9 1 (0.21%) Exchange Server 5.5
Applications
1 19 (4.02%) MS Excel
2 15 (3.17%) MS Visio
3 11 (2.33%) MS Office
Business Applications
1 1 (0.21%) Remedy ITSM
Cloud Services
1 2 (0.42%) SaaS
Communications & Networking
1 347 (73.36%) OSPF
2 280 (59.20%) Firewall
3 213 (45.03%) MPLS
4 186 (39.32%) WAN
5 166 (35.10%) LAN
6 163 (34.46%) VPN
7 131 (27.70%) Network Security
8 129 (27.27%) Cisco ASA
8 129 (27.27%) EIGRP
9 100 (21.14%) TCP/IP
9 100 (21.14%) Cisco IOS
10 99 (20.93%) IPsec
11 94 (19.87%) Cisco Nexus
12 93 (19.66%) DNS
13 68 (14.38%) VLAN
14 66 (13.95%) VoIP
15 65 (13.74%) Ethernet
16 62 (13.11%) DHCP
17 61 (12.90%) Wireless
17 61 (12.90%) HSRP
Database & Business Intelligence
1 13 (2.75%) MySQL
2 12 (2.54%) Relational Database
3 11 (2.33%) PostgreSQL
4 7 (1.48%) MS Access
5 5 (1.06%) SQL Server
6 2 (0.42%) DB2
6 2 (0.42%) Data Warehouse
7 1 (0.21%) Ingres
7 1 (0.21%) SQL Server 2008
Development Applications
1 12 (2.54%) Subversion
2 11 (2.33%) Jenkins
2 11 (2.33%) Git (software)
2 11 (2.33%) Hudson
2 11 (2.33%) JIRA
3 5 (1.06%) VSS/SourceSafe
3 5 (1.06%) GDB
4 1 (0.21%) Ant
General
1 75 (15.86%) Telecoms
2 67 (14.16%) Finance
3 45 (9.51%) Banking
4 21 (4.44%) Investment Banking
5 12 (2.54%) Retail
6 7 (1.48%) Law
6 7 (1.48%) Financial Institution
7 5 (1.06%) Legal
7 5 (1.06%) Manufacturing
7 5 (1.06%) German Language
8 4 (0.85%) Back Office
9 3 (0.63%) Publishing
9 3 (0.63%) Front Office
9 3 (0.63%) Games
9 3 (0.63%) Local Government
10 2 (0.42%) Multimedia
10 2 (0.42%) Electronics
11 1 (0.21%) Advertising
11 1 (0.21%) Portuguese Language
11 1 (0.21%) Billing
Job Titles
1 190 (40.17%) Network Engineer
2 52 (10.99%) Security Engineer
3 51 (10.78%) Consultant
4 44 (9.30%) Architect
5 39 (8.25%) Network Security Engineer
6 37 (7.82%) Network Specialist
7 34 (7.19%) IP Engineer
7 34 (7.19%) Design Engineer
8 33 (6.98%) Network Consultant
8 33 (6.98%) Cisco Engineer
9 26 (5.50%) Security Specialist
9 26 (5.50%) Network Architect
10 25 (5.29%) Network Security Specialist
11 24 (5.07%) Senior Network Engineer
11 24 (5.07%) Cisco Network Engineer
12 23 (4.86%) Analyst
13 22 (4.65%) Firewall Engineer
14 18 (3.81%) Network Analyst
15 17 (3.59%) Test Engineer
16 13 (2.75%) Support Engineer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 12 (2.54%) LAMP
2 9 (1.90%) VCL
3 2 (0.42%) Regular Expression
3 2 (0.42%) FIX Protocol
3 2 (0.42%) CSS
4 1 (0.21%) Rendezvous
4 1 (0.21%) DCOM
4 1 (0.21%) .NET
Miscellaneous
1 29 (6.13%) Fat Client
1 29 (6.13%) Thin Client
2 14 (2.96%) Clustering
3 11 (2.33%) Wiki
4 10 (2.11%) Video Conferencing
5 9 (1.90%) Firmware
6 5 (1.06%) NHS
6 5 (1.06%) Open Source
6 5 (1.06%) PKI
7 4 (0.85%) Computer Science
7 4 (0.85%) Hedge funds
8 3 (0.63%) Derivative
8 3 (0.63%) Enterprise Software
9 2 (0.42%) FlexPod
9 2 (0.42%) SecurID
9 2 (0.42%) IVR
9 2 (0.42%) Management Information System
10 1 (0.21%) Blackberry
10 1 (0.21%) Equities
10 1 (0.21%) Fixed Income
Operating Systems
1 72 (15.22%) Linux
2 51 (10.78%) Windows
3 25 (5.29%) UNIX
4 13 (2.75%) Windows Server 2003
5 11 (2.33%) Debian
5 11 (2.33%) Ubuntu
6 8 (1.69%) Windows Server 2008
6 8 (1.69%) CentOS
6 8 (1.69%) Solaris
7 5 (1.06%) Windows Server 2012
8 3 (0.63%) Windows 7
9 2 (0.42%) Oracle Linux
9 2 (0.42%) AIX
9 2 (0.42%) SUSE
10 1 (0.21%) Windows XP
10 1 (0.21%) Windows NT
10 1 (0.21%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
10 1 (0.21%) Windows 2000 Server
Processes & Methodologies
1 95 (20.08%) Load Balancing
2 80 (16.91%) Network Design
3 60 (12.68%) Network Management
4 48 (10.15%) ITIL
5 39 (8.25%) E-Commerce
6 29 (6.13%) Capacity Planning
6 29 (6.13%) Network Monitoring
7 28 (5.92%) Project Management
7 28 (5.92%) Change Management
8 24 (5.07%) Migration
8 24 (5.07%) Network Architecture
9 20 (4.23%) Disaster Recovery
9 20 (4.23%) Low Latency
10 18 (3.81%) Service Delivery
11 16 (3.38%) Risk Assessment
12 14 (2.96%) WAN Optimisation
13 12 (2.54%) Continuous Integration
13 12 (2.54%) Data Modelling
14 11 (2.33%) DevOps
14 11 (2.33%) Capacity Management
Programming Languages
1 34 (7.19%) Perl
2 33 (6.98%) C
3 23 (4.86%) SQL
4 22 (4.65%) Java
5 21 (4.44%) PHP
6 19 (4.02%) Python
7 15 (3.17%) Bash Shell
8 12 (2.54%) Ruby
9 8 (1.69%) VB
10 7 (1.48%) Tcl
11 5 (1.06%) Lisp
12 4 (0.85%) Embedded C
13 1 (0.21%) Shell Script
Qualifications
1 281 (59.41%) Cisco Certification
2 219 (46.30%) CCNP
3 86 (18.18%) CCIE
4 75 (15.86%) CCNA
5 39 (8.25%) CCDP
6 35 (7.40%) CCSE
6 35 (7.40%) Security Cleared
7 26 (5.50%) SC Cleared
8 17 (3.59%) CCSP
9 16 (3.38%) Degree
9 16 (3.38%) Check Point Certification
10 14 (2.96%) CISSP
11 13 (2.75%) CCIP
11 13 (2.75%) JNCIP
12 11 (2.33%) JNCIS
13 8 (1.69%) JNCIA
13 8 (1.69%) JNCIE
13 8 (1.69%) Microsoft Certification
13 8 (1.69%) MCSE
13 8 (1.69%) CCSA
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 15 (3.17%) SLA
2 14 (2.96%) PCI DSS
3 7 (1.48%) QA
4 1 (0.21%) ISO 9001
4 1 (0.21%) COBIT
4 1 (0.21%) ISO/IEC 27001
System Software
1 52 (10.99%) VMware Infrastructure
2 12 (2.54%) XenServer
2 12 (2.54%) Active Directory
3 11 (2.33%) Samba
3 11 (2.33%) Postfix
3 11 (2.33%) Varnish
4 10 (2.11%) Snort
4 10 (2.11%) vSphere
5 6 (1.27%) ProxySG
6 5 (1.06%) XenDesktop
6 5 (1.06%) XenApp
7 4 (0.85%) Hyper-V
8 3 (0.63%) OpenSSH
9 2 (0.42%) vCloud
9 2 (0.42%) FreeRADIUS
9 2 (0.42%) VMware ESX
10 1 (0.21%) NFS
10 1 (0.21%) VMware ESXi
Systems Management
1 17 (3.59%) Cisco CUCM
2 16 (3.38%) FortiGate
3 13 (2.75%) OPNET
4 11 (2.33%) ZABBIX
4 11 (2.33%) Puppet
5 9 (1.90%) CiscoWorks
5 9 (1.90%) Cisco Prime
6 6 (1.27%) Cisco UCCX
7 4 (0.85%) CA Spectrum
8 3 (0.63%) MAILsweeper
8 3 (0.63%) Nagios
8 3 (0.63%) SolarWinds Orion
8 3 (0.63%) SCOrch
9 2 (0.42%) HP Quality Center
9 2 (0.42%) Cacti
9 2 (0.42%) Cisco UCCE
9 2 (0.42%) OpenView
10 1 (0.21%) Backup Exec
10 1 (0.21%) NSN NetAct
10 1 (0.21%) WSUS
Vendors
1 383 (80.97%) Cisco
2 183 (38.69%) Juniper
3 171 (36.15%) CheckPoint
4 145 (30.66%) F5
5 80 (16.91%) Blue Coat
6 70 (14.80%) VMware
7 61 (12.90%) Citrix
8 44 (9.30%) HP
9 28 (5.92%) Infoblox
10 27 (5.71%) Riverbed
10 27 (5.71%) Microsoft
11 25 (5.29%) Imperva
12 24 (5.07%) Nokia
13 22 (4.65%) Huawei
14 20 (4.23%) Fortinet
15 17 (3.59%) SolarWinds
16 15 (3.17%) Red Hat
16 15 (3.17%) Aruba
17 14 (2.96%) Nortel
18 13 (2.75%) BT
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