The table below looks at the statistics 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 28 August 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 Aug 2015
Same period 2014 Same period 2013
Border Gateway Protocol (BGP)
Rank 300 319 326
Rank change year-on-year
+19 +7
Contract jobs citing BGP 347 293 270
As % of all contract IT jobs located in England 0.65% 0.58% 0.56%
As % of the Communications & Networking category 4.65% 3.92% 4.11%
Number of daily rates quoted 216 157 151
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£425 £365 £368
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+16.43% -0.68%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £275 £263 £290
10% offered a daily rate of more than £500 £475 £450
UK excluding London average daily rate £375 £350 £364
% change year-on-year
+7.14% -3.78%
Number of hourly rates quoted 7 6 5
Average hourly rate £47.83 £41.00 £50.00
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
+16.65% -18.00%
UK excluding London average hourly rate £47.83 £40.00 £41.00
% change year-on-year
+19.57% -2.43%
BGP
UK

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

Communications & Networking Category
England
Contract IT job ads with a match in the
Communications & Networking category
7469 7473 6574
As % of all contract IT jobs located in England 14.05% 14.85% 13.67%
Number of daily rates quoted 4319 4117 3641
Average daily rate £375 £363 £350
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+3.44% +3.57%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £235 £220 £200
10% offered a daily rate of more than £520 £500 £500
UK excluding London average daily rate £350 £338 £325
% change year-on-year
+3.70% +3.84%
Number of hourly rates quoted 484 409 381
Average hourly rate £21.53 £21.63 £22.50
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
-0.46% -3.88%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £12.44 £12.50 £13.00
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £47.83 £45.00 £40.29
UK excluding London average hourly rate £21.53 £22.50 £23.50
% change year-on-year
-4.33% -4.25%

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 28 August 2015.

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
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 28 August 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
London +42 174 £425 +13.33% 40
South East +7 96 £365 +4.28% 26
South West -4 25 £475 +35.71% 4
Yorkshire -24 18 £375 +15.38% 2
North West -33 14 £469 +67.41% 4
West Midlands -9 7 £285 -6.17% 2
North East -19 7 £282 +18.73%
East of England -3 6 £600 +77.77% 7
BGP
UK

BGP
Top 30 Related IT Skills in England

For the 6 months to 28 August 2015, 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.

1 592 (87.57%) Cisco
2 533 (78.85%) OSPF
3 431 (63.76%) Firewall
4 415 (61.39%) Cisco Certification
5 378 (55.92%) MPLS
6 319 (47.19%) CCNP
7 311 (46.01%) LAN
8 310 (45.86%) WAN
9 277 (40.98%) EIGRP
10 275 (40.68%) VPN
11 254 (37.57%) Juniper
12 242 (35.80%) CheckPoint
13 226 (33.43%) F5
14 220 (32.54%) Cisco ASA
15 217 (32.10%) TCP/IP
16 212 (31.36%) Data Centre
17 191 (28.25%) Wireless
18 186 (27.51%) DNS
19 182 (26.92%) IPsec
20 162 (23.96%) Network Security
21 161 (23.82%) Cisco Nexus
22 138 (20.41%) HSRP
22 138 (20.41%) Load Balancing
23 136 (20.12%) DHCP
24 134 (19.82%) CCNA
25 133 (19.67%) Finance
26 129 (19.08%) VLAN
27 125 (18.49%) CCIE
28 123 (18.20%) Cisco IOS
29 112 (16.57%) SolarWinds

BGP
Top Related IT Skills in England by Category

For the 6 months to 28 August 2015, 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 14 (2.07%) MS Exchange
2 9 (1.33%) Exchange Server 2007
2 9 (1.33%) Exchange Server 2010
2 9 (1.33%) Exchange Server 2013
3 7 (1.04%) Apache
4 6 (0.89%) SharePoint
4 6 (0.89%) nginx
4 6 (0.89%) Lync
5 3 (0.44%) Exchange Server 2003
6 2 (0.30%) CMS
7 1 (0.15%) Exchange Server 2000
7 1 (0.15%) IIS
7 1 (0.15%) Confluence
7 1 (0.15%) MediaWiki
Applications
1 24 (3.55%) MS Visio
2 16 (2.37%) MS Excel
3 15 (2.22%) MS Office
4 6 (0.89%) MS PowerPoint
5 1 (0.15%) Fireworks
Business Applications
1 3 (0.44%) SAP Oil and Gas
Cloud Services
1 12 (1.78%) Microsoft Azure
2 10 (1.48%) Amazon AWS
3 8 (1.18%) SaaS
4 4 (0.59%) PaaS
5 2 (0.30%) Office 365
6 1 (0.15%) Mimecast
Communications & Networking
1 533 (78.85%) OSPF
2 431 (63.76%) Firewall
3 378 (55.92%) MPLS
4 311 (46.01%) LAN
5 310 (45.86%) WAN
6 277 (40.98%) EIGRP
7 275 (40.68%) VPN
8 220 (32.54%) Cisco ASA
9 217 (32.10%) TCP/IP
10 191 (28.25%) Wireless
11 186 (27.51%) DNS
12 182 (26.92%) IPsec
13 162 (23.96%) Network Security
14 161 (23.82%) Cisco Nexus
15 138 (20.41%) HSRP
16 136 (20.12%) DHCP
17 129 (19.08%) VLAN
18 123 (18.20%) Cisco IOS
19 108 (15.98%) Spanning Tree
20 103 (15.24%) Ethernet
Database & Business Intelligence
1 7 (1.04%) MySQL
2 1 (0.15%) SQL Server
2 1 (0.15%) PostgreSQL
2 1 (0.15%) SQL Server 2008
2 1 (0.15%) Relational Database
Development Applications
1 17 (2.51%) VSS/SourceSafe
2 4 (0.59%) Subversion
2 4 (0.59%) Git (software)
3 3 (0.44%) Hudson
3 3 (0.44%) Jenkins
4 1 (0.15%) GCC
4 1 (0.15%) JIRA
General
1 133 (19.67%) Finance
2 92 (13.61%) Telecoms
3 49 (7.25%) Banking
4 20 (2.96%) Multimedia
5 18 (2.66%) Investment Banking
6 14 (2.07%) Marketing
7 11 (1.63%) Financial Institution
8 10 (1.48%) Retail
9 7 (1.04%) Billing
10 6 (0.89%) Manufacturing
11 5 (0.74%) Electronics
11 5 (0.74%) Games
12 4 (0.59%) Legal
13 3 (0.44%) Advertising
14 2 (0.30%) Publishing
14 2 (0.30%) Back Office
14 2 (0.30%) Spanish Language
15 1 (0.15%) German Language
15 1 (0.15%) Military
15 1 (0.15%) Corporate Banking
Job Titles
1 388 (57.40%) Network Engineer
2 65 (9.62%) Senior Network Engineer
3 54 (7.99%) Architect
4 43 (6.36%) Security Engineer
4 43 (6.36%) Network Architect
5 42 (6.21%) Cisco Engineer
6 39 (5.77%) Consultant
7 35 (5.18%) Network Security Engineer
8 32 (4.73%) Cisco Network Engineer
9 30 (4.44%) Design Engineer
10 27 (3.99%) Project Manager
11 26 (3.85%) Network Specialist
12 22 (3.25%) IP Engineer
13 21 (3.11%) Network Consultant
14 20 (2.96%) Support Engineer
15 17 (2.51%) Network Support
15 17 (2.51%) Designer
16 16 (2.37%) Network Design Engineer
16 16 (2.37%) Infrastructure Engineer
17 15 (2.22%) Analyst
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 75 (11.09%) 802.1X
2 13 (1.92%) CSS
3 7 (1.04%) XMPP
4 3 (0.44%) Web Services
5 2 (0.30%) Middleware
5 2 (0.30%) Silverlight
6 1 (0.15%) HTML
6 1 (0.15%) LAMP
Miscellaneous
1 212 (31.36%) Data Centre
2 42 (6.21%) Distributed Denial-of-Service
3 37 (5.47%) PKI
4 30 (4.44%) Video Conferencing
5 20 (2.96%) Analytical Skills
6 18 (2.66%) Computer Science
7 16 (2.37%) Enterprise Software
8 15 (2.22%) Clustering
9 11 (1.63%) Management Information System
10 10 (1.48%) Cryptography
10 10 (1.48%) User Experience
11 9 (1.33%) Smart Meter
12 8 (1.18%) Eurex
13 7 (1.04%) IVR
14 5 (0.74%) DTV
14 5 (0.74%) MPEG
15 3 (0.44%) NHS
15 3 (0.44%) Streaming Video
15 3 (0.44%) e-Health
15 3 (0.44%) Statistics
Operating Systems
1 89 (13.17%) Linux
2 81 (11.98%) Windows
3 71 (10.50%) UNIX
4 23 (3.40%) Solaris
5 19 (2.81%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
6 14 (2.07%) Windows Server 2008
7 13 (1.92%) Windows Server 2012
8 3 (0.44%) Windows Server 2003
9 2 (0.30%) CentOS
10 1 (0.15%) Debian
10 1 (0.15%) Ubuntu
10 1 (0.15%) Windows 2000
10 1 (0.15%) Mac OS X
10 1 (0.15%) HPUX
Processes & Methodologies
1 138 (20.41%) Load Balancing
2 88 (13.02%) Network Design
3 87 (12.87%) ITIL
4 70 (10.36%) Network Management
5 47 (6.95%) Migration
6 45 (6.66%) Network Monitoring
7 42 (6.21%) Project Management
8 34 (5.03%) Capacity Planning
9 32 (4.73%) Service Delivery
10 31 (4.59%) Kalman Filter
11 30 (4.44%) DDoS Mitigation
12 24 (3.55%) PRINCE2
13 23 (3.40%) Validation
14 22 (3.25%) Low Latency
15 21 (3.11%) Change Management
16 20 (2.96%) Change Control
16 20 (2.96%) Capacity Management
17 18 (2.66%) Network Architecture
18 17 (2.51%) E-Commerce
18 17 (2.51%) Information Security
Programming Languages
1 20 (2.96%) Perl
2 18 (2.66%) Python
3 15 (2.22%) SQL
4 11 (1.63%) VB
5 10 (1.48%) Lisp
6 7 (1.04%) Ruby
6 7 (1.04%) Bash Shell
7 6 (0.89%) Tcl
7 6 (0.89%) PHP
7 6 (0.89%) C
8 3 (0.44%) JavaScript
8 3 (0.44%) VBScript
8 3 (0.44%) Shell Script
9 1 (0.15%) Java
Qualifications
1 415 (61.39%) Cisco Certification
2 319 (47.19%) CCNP
3 134 (19.82%) CCNA
4 125 (18.49%) CCIE
5 65 (9.62%) Security Cleared
6 59 (8.73%) Degree
7 55 (8.14%) SC Cleared
8 35 (5.18%) CCSA
9 33 (4.88%) CCIP
10 23 (3.40%) CCSE
11 20 (2.96%) JNCIS
11 20 (2.96%) DV Cleared
12 19 (2.81%) CCDP
13 15 (2.22%) CISSP
14 14 (2.07%) JNCIP
15 13 (1.92%) PRINCE2 Certification
16 12 (1.78%) CCDA
16 12 (1.78%) VMware Certified Professional (VCP)
17 10 (1.48%) Check Point Certification
18 9 (1.33%) Microsoft Certification
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 27 (3.99%) SLA
2 4 (0.59%) QA
3 3 (0.44%) COBIT
4 2 (0.30%) PCI DSS
4 2 (0.30%) Sarbanes-Oxley
4 2 (0.30%) ISO/IEC 27001
System Software
1 38 (5.62%) VMware Infrastructure
2 18 (2.66%) Active Directory
3 12 (1.78%) vSphere
4 10 (1.48%) XenApp
4 10 (1.48%) XenDesktop
4 10 (1.48%) ProxySG
4 10 (1.48%) Snort
5 6 (0.89%) XenServer
6 5 (0.74%) VMware ESX
7 3 (0.44%) VirtualBox
8 2 (0.30%) Varnish
8 2 (0.30%) DFS Replication
8 2 (0.30%) NFS
8 2 (0.30%) Docker
8 2 (0.30%) LXC
8 2 (0.30%) iptables
9 1 (0.15%) Firmware
9 1 (0.15%) Samba
9 1 (0.15%) Postfix
9 1 (0.15%) OpenSIPS
Systems Management
1 43 (6.36%) Cisco CUCM
2 22 (3.25%) CiscoWorks
3 20 (2.96%) RANCID
4 18 (2.66%) SolarWinds Orion
5 17 (2.51%) OpenView
6 16 (2.37%) Cacti
6 16 (2.37%) FortiGate
7 10 (1.48%) Nagios
7 10 (1.48%) CA Spectrum
8 9 (1.33%) AirWatch
9 8 (1.18%) Cisco UCCX
10 7 (1.04%) OPNET
11 6 (0.89%) NetCrunch
12 5 (0.74%) Foglight
13 4 (0.59%) Cisco IPCC
13 4 (0.59%) Puppet
14 3 (0.44%) Opscode Chef
14 3 (0.44%) WhatsUp Gold
15 2 (0.30%) SCCM
15 2 (0.30%) ZABBIX
Vendors
1 592 (87.57%) Cisco
2 254 (37.57%) Juniper
3 242 (35.80%) CheckPoint
4 226 (33.43%) F5
5 112 (16.57%) SolarWinds
6 70 (10.36%) Aruba
7 69 (10.21%) Blue Coat
8 59 (8.73%) Citrix
9 57 (8.43%) HP
10 52 (7.69%) VMware
11 49 (7.25%) Infoblox
12 40 (5.92%) Riverbed
13 32 (4.73%) Microsoft
14 28 (4.14%) Avaya
15 25 (3.70%) Fortinet
16 22 (3.25%) Sourcefire
17 21 (3.11%) Nortel
18 20 (2.96%) Brocade
19 18 (2.66%) BT
19 18 (2.66%) Red Hat
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