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 19 September 2014 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
19 Sep 2014
Same period 2013 Same period 2012
Border Gateway Protocol (BGP)
Rank 285 310 338
Rank change year-on-year
+25 +28
Contract jobs citing BGP 353 284 259
As % of all contract IT jobs located in England 0.68% 0.59% 0.49%
As % of the Communications & Networking category 4.55% 4.32% 3.14%
Number of daily rates quoted 195 159 107
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£370 £375 £350
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
-1.33% +7.14%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £261 £284 £237
10% offered a daily rate of more than £483 £471 £485
UK excluding London average daily rate £350 £365 £325
% change year-on-year
-4.10% +12.30%
Number of hourly rates quoted 8 7 5
Average hourly rate £41.00 £48.00 £27.50
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
-14.58% +74.54%
UK excluding London average hourly rate £40.00 £38.75 £29.50
% change year-on-year
+3.22% +31.35%
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
7759 6581 8255
As % of all contract IT jobs located in England 14.85% 13.64% 15.61%
Number of daily rates quoted 4364 3662 3826
Average daily rate £370 £363 £350
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+2.06% +3.57%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £225 £215 £208
10% offered a daily rate of more than £500 £500 £480
UK excluding London average daily rate £347 £325 £330
% change year-on-year
+6.91% -1.51%
Number of hourly rates quoted 429 380 625
Average hourly rate £22.50 £21.75 £21.67
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
+3.44% +0.39%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £12.52 £13.00 £12.50
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £45.00 £42.50 £45.00
UK excluding London average hourly rate £22.50 £22.50 £24.97
% change year-on-year
- -9.89%

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 19 September 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 19 September 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 19 September 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 +38 177 £375 - 50
South East +21 68 £375 +1.69% 25
South West -17 30 £350 +21.73% 6
West Midlands -6 25 £300 -13.04% 7
North West -11 16 £280 -27.74% 5
Yorkshire -3 14 £325 -16.12% 6
East of England -31 10 £341 -11.93% 9
East Midlands - - - - 1
BGP
UK

BGP
Top 30 Related IT Skills in England

For the 6 months to 19 September 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.

1 466 (83.96%) Cisco
2 411 (74.05%) OSPF
3 359 (64.68%) Firewall
4 326 (58.74%) Cisco Certification
5 246 (44.32%) CCNP
6 235 (42.34%) Juniper
7 233 (41.98%) MPLS
8 220 (39.64%) WAN
9 207 (37.30%) VPN
10 198 (35.68%) CheckPoint
11 196 (35.32%) LAN
12 170 (30.63%) EIGRP
13 167 (30.09%) F5
14 147 (26.49%) Cisco Nexus
15 145 (26.13%) Cisco ASA
16 136 (24.50%) Network Security
17 125 (22.52%) IPsec
18 121 (21.80%) TCP/IP
19 108 (19.46%) Load Balancing
20 104 (18.74%) CCIE
21 100 (18.02%) DNS
22 99 (17.84%) Network Design
23 90 (16.22%) CCNA
24 88 (15.86%) VLAN
25 86 (15.50%) Cisco IOS
25 86 (15.50%) Finance
26 82 (14.77%) HSRP
27 81 (14.59%) SNMP
28 80 (14.41%) Network Management
29 77 (13.87%) ITIL

BGP
Top Related IT Skills in England by Category

For the 6 months to 19 September 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 33 (5.95%) Apache
2 12 (2.16%) nginx
2 12 (2.16%) Confluence
2 12 (2.16%) Exchange Server 2010
2 12 (2.16%) MS Exchange
2 12 (2.16%) MediaWiki
3 11 (1.98%) IIS
4 9 (1.62%) SharePoint
5 8 (1.44%) Lync
6 5 (0.90%) Exchange Server 2013
6 5 (0.90%) Exchange Server 2007
7 1 (0.18%) IBM Notes
Applications
1 22 (3.96%) MS Excel
1 22 (3.96%) MS Visio
2 6 (1.08%) MS Office
Business Applications
1 1 (0.18%) Summit
Cloud Services
1 5 (0.90%) SaaS
2 1 (0.18%) Office 365
Communications & Networking
1 411 (74.05%) OSPF
2 359 (64.68%) Firewall
3 233 (41.98%) MPLS
4 220 (39.64%) WAN
5 207 (37.30%) VPN
6 196 (35.32%) LAN
7 170 (30.63%) EIGRP
8 147 (26.49%) Cisco Nexus
9 145 (26.13%) Cisco ASA
10 136 (24.50%) Network Security
11 125 (22.52%) IPsec
12 121 (21.80%) TCP/IP
13 100 (18.02%) DNS
14 88 (15.86%) VLAN
15 86 (15.50%) Cisco IOS
16 82 (14.77%) HSRP
17 81 (14.59%) SNMP
18 76 (13.69%) Ethernet
19 75 (13.51%) Multicast
20 66 (11.89%) Internet
Database & Business Intelligence
1 14 (2.52%) MySQL
2 13 (2.34%) Relational Database
2 13 (2.34%) SQL Server
3 12 (2.16%) PostgreSQL
4 11 (1.98%) DB2
5 2 (0.36%) Data Warehouse
6 1 (0.18%) Ingres
Development Applications
1 13 (2.34%) Subversion
2 12 (2.16%) JIRA
2 12 (2.16%) Git (software)
2 12 (2.16%) Hudson
2 12 (2.16%) Jenkins
3 9 (1.62%) VSS/SourceSafe
4 7 (1.26%) GDB
5 1 (0.18%) Ant
General
1 86 (15.50%) Finance
2 75 (13.51%) Telecoms
3 53 (9.55%) Banking
4 25 (4.50%) Investment Banking
5 23 (4.14%) Retail
6 7 (1.26%) Manufacturing
6 7 (1.26%) Financial Institution
7 6 (1.08%) Law
8 5 (0.90%) Legal
8 5 (0.90%) Spanish Language
9 4 (0.72%) Multimedia
9 4 (0.72%) Local Government
10 3 (0.54%) Games
10 3 (0.54%) Publishing
10 3 (0.54%) German Language
10 3 (0.54%) Marketing
11 2 (0.36%) Billing
11 2 (0.36%) Russian Language
11 2 (0.36%) Dutch Language
11 2 (0.36%) Back Office
Job Titles
1 233 (41.98%) Network Engineer
2 59 (10.63%) Security Engineer
3 53 (9.55%) Architect
4 50 (9.01%) Consultant
5 49 (8.83%) IP Engineer
6 44 (7.93%) Cisco Engineer
7 42 (7.57%) Network Security Engineer
7 42 (7.57%) Network Specialist
8 40 (7.21%) Design Engineer
9 38 (6.85%) Senior Network Engineer
10 34 (6.13%) Network Consultant
11 29 (5.23%) Cisco Network Engineer
12 25 (4.50%) Analyst
13 23 (4.14%) Network Architect
14 19 (3.42%) Network Analyst
15 18 (3.24%) Security Specialist
16 17 (3.06%) Network Security Specialist
17 16 (2.88%) Support Engineer
18 15 (2.70%) Firewall Engineer
19 13 (2.34%) Senior Security Engineer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 15 (2.70%) CSS
2 13 (2.34%) LAMP
3 11 (1.98%) Regular Expression
3 11 (1.98%) FIX Protocol
4 5 (0.90%) VCL
4 5 (0.90%) Middleware
5 2 (0.36%) XMPP
6 1 (0.18%) Rendezvous
Miscellaneous
1 39 (7.03%) Analytical Skills
2 18 (3.24%) Clustering
3 17 (3.06%) Thin Client
3 17 (3.06%) Fat Client
4 12 (2.16%) Wiki
4 12 (2.16%) User Experience
5 11 (1.98%) Firmware
5 11 (1.98%) Visualisation
6 9 (1.62%) FlexPod
6 9 (1.62%) Open Source
7 7 (1.26%) Computer Science
8 5 (0.90%) NHS
9 4 (0.72%) SecurID
9 4 (0.72%) PKI
9 4 (0.72%) Management Information System
10 3 (0.54%) Enterprise Software
11 2 (0.36%) e-Health
11 2 (0.36%) Video Conferencing
11 2 (0.36%) Hedge funds
11 2 (0.36%) Handset
Operating Systems
1 76 (13.69%) Linux
2 69 (12.43%) Windows
3 42 (7.57%) UNIX
4 13 (2.34%) Windows Server 2003
5 12 (2.16%) Ubuntu
5 12 (2.16%) Debian
6 11 (1.98%) AIX
6 11 (1.98%) SUSE
6 11 (1.98%) Oracle Linux
7 10 (1.80%) CentOS
8 9 (1.62%) Windows Server 2012
8 9 (1.62%) Solaris
9 8 (1.44%) Windows Server 2008
10 3 (0.54%) Windows 7
11 2 (0.36%) Windows XP
11 2 (0.36%) Windows NT
12 1 (0.18%) Windows 2000
12 1 (0.18%) Windows 2000 Server
12 1 (0.18%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
Processes & Methodologies
1 108 (19.46%) Load Balancing
2 99 (17.84%) Network Design
3 80 (14.41%) Network Management
4 77 (13.87%) ITIL
5 48 (8.65%) Network Monitoring
6 45 (8.11%) Mentoring
7 40 (7.21%) Network Architecture
8 38 (6.85%) Change Management
9 32 (5.77%) Migration
9 32 (5.77%) Low Latency
10 28 (5.05%) Project Management
10 28 (5.05%) E-Commerce
11 25 (4.50%) Capacity Planning
12 22 (3.96%) Disaster Recovery
13 18 (3.24%) Service Delivery
14 17 (3.06%) Risk Assessment
15 16 (2.88%) Line Management
16 15 (2.70%) Performance Monitoring
17 14 (2.52%) High Availability
18 13 (2.34%) Data Modelling
Programming Languages
1 38 (6.85%) Perl
2 25 (4.50%) C
2 25 (4.50%) SQL
3 19 (3.42%) Java
4 18 (3.24%) PHP
5 16 (2.88%) Bash Shell
5 16 (2.88%) Python
6 13 (2.34%) Ruby
7 7 (1.26%) R
8 6 (1.08%) Tcl
8 6 (1.08%) Lisp
8 6 (1.08%) Embedded C
9 1 (0.18%) Shell Script
9 1 (0.18%) VB
Qualifications
1 326 (58.74%) Cisco Certification
2 246 (44.32%) CCNP
3 104 (18.74%) CCIE
4 90 (16.22%) CCNA
5 47 (8.47%) Security Cleared
6 38 (6.85%) CCDP
6 38 (6.85%) SC Cleared
7 35 (6.31%) CCSE
8 25 (4.50%) CCSP
9 22 (3.96%) CISSP
10 20 (3.60%) Check Point Certification
11 18 (3.24%) JNCIP
12 14 (2.52%) Degree
13 13 (2.34%) JNCIE
14 12 (2.16%) CCIP
15 11 (1.98%) CCSA
15 11 (1.98%) JNCIA
16 10 (1.80%) JNCIS
17 8 (1.44%) HP ASE
18 7 (1.26%) ACSP
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 20 (3.60%) PCI DSS
2 19 (3.42%) SLA
3 8 (1.44%) QA
4 2 (0.36%) ISO 9001
5 1 (0.18%) ISO 14001
5 1 (0.18%) COBIT
5 1 (0.18%) ISO/IEC 27001
System Software
1 40 (7.21%) VMware Infrastructure
2 20 (3.60%) Snort
3 19 (3.42%) vSphere
4 14 (2.52%) ProxySG
4 14 (2.52%) Active Directory
5 13 (2.34%) XenServer
6 12 (2.16%) Postfix
6 12 (2.16%) Samba
7 11 (1.98%) FreeRADIUS
8 9 (1.62%) Hyper-V
9 7 (1.26%) Varnish
10 5 (0.90%) XenApp
10 5 (0.90%) XenDesktop
11 4 (0.72%) Nmap
12 3 (0.54%) OpenSSH
13 2 (0.36%) VMware ESXi
14 1 (0.18%) NFS
Systems Management
1 22 (3.96%) FortiGate
2 18 (3.24%) OPNET
3 14 (2.52%) Cisco Prime
4 12 (2.16%) ZABBIX
4 12 (2.16%) Puppet
5 10 (1.80%) CA Spectrum
5 10 (1.80%) RANCID
6 9 (1.62%) OpenNMS
7 8 (1.44%) Cisco CUCM
8 7 (1.26%) SCOrch
8 7 (1.26%) SolarWinds Orion
8 7 (1.26%) Nessus
9 6 (1.08%) CiscoWorks
10 3 (0.54%) Salt
10 3 (0.54%) Opscode Chef
10 3 (0.54%) Nagios
10 3 (0.54%) MAILsweeper
11 2 (0.36%) BladeLogic
11 2 (0.36%) HP Quality Center
11 2 (0.36%) OpenView
Vendors
1 466 (83.96%) Cisco
2 235 (42.34%) Juniper
3 198 (35.68%) CheckPoint
4 167 (30.09%) F5
5 75 (13.51%) Blue Coat
6 69 (12.43%) VMware
7 61 (10.99%) Citrix
8 48 (8.65%) Microsoft
9 44 (7.93%) HP
10 39 (7.03%) Nokia
11 32 (5.77%) Riverbed
11 32 (5.77%) SolarWinds
12 30 (5.41%) Fortinet
13 21 (3.78%) Infoblox
14 19 (3.42%) Sourcefire
15 17 (3.06%) BMC
15 17 (3.06%) Radware
15 17 (3.06%) Redback
15 17 (3.06%) Imperva
15 17 (3.06%) Aruba
Telford
Orgtel
Rate: £200 - £300 per day
Posted: 7 hours ago
Telford, Shropshire
Experis Ltd
Rate: £380 - £427 per day
Posted: 22 hours ago
West Midlands
Jumar
Posted: 23 hours ago
West London
Ashdown IT
Rate: £200 - £250 per day
Posted: Yesterday
London
Coal IT Services
Rate: £250 per day
Posted: Yesterday
Croydon, Surrey
Venturi
Rate: £400 per day
Posted: 2 days ago
City, London
ComputAppoint
Posted: 2 days ago
Berkshire
CACI Network Services
Rate: Up to £500 per day
Posted: 2 days ago
North London
DP Connect
Rate: £200 - £250 per day
Posted: 3 days ago
Gloucestershire
G2 Recruitment Solutions Ltd.
Rate: Negotiable
Posted: 3 days ago
Gloucestershire
Roc Search
Posted: 4 days ago
London
NST Ltd
Rate: Unspecified Market Rate
Posted: 4 days ago
City, London
Randstad Technologies
Rate: £250 - £400 per day
Posted: 6 days ago
London
Hays IT - Uk Posting account
Rate: £400.00 - £550.00 per day
Posted: 7 days ago
Somerset
Opus Recruitment Solutions Ltd
Rate: £200 - £250 per annum
Posted: 7 days ago
West London
Orgtel
Rate: £200 - £300 per day
Posted: 9 days ago
City of London
Austin Fraser Limited
Rate: NEG
Posted: 15 days ago
Peterborough
Computer Futures
Rate: competitive
Posted: 15 days ago
Telford
Jumar Solutions
Posted: 18 days ago
City of London
Deerfoot IT
Rate: £450 - £550 per day
Posted: 18 days ago