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 22 August 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
22 Aug 2014
Same period 2013 Same period 2012
Border Gateway Protocol (BGP)
Rank 323 320 355
Rank change year-on-year
-3 +35
Contract jobs citing BGP 293 264 234
As % of all contract IT jobs located in England 0.57% 0.54% 0.44%
As % of the Communications & Networking category 3.94% 3.97% 2.83%
Number of daily rates quoted 159 148 103
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£366 £371 £350
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
-1.41% +6.07%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £263 £284 £235
10% offered a daily rate of more than £475 £450 £475
UK excluding London average daily rate £350 £363 £325
% change year-on-year
-3.44% +11.53%
Number of hourly rates quoted 6 5 5
Average hourly rate £41.00 £50.00 £27.50
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
-18.00% +81.81%
UK excluding London average hourly rate £40.00 £41.00 £29.50
% change year-on-year
-2.43% +38.98%
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
7443 6649 8272
As % of all contract IT jobs located in England 14.61% 13.66% 15.58%
Number of daily rates quoted 4074 3675 3832
Average daily rate £365 £350 £350
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+4.28% -
90% offered a daily rate of more than £220 £200 £200
10% offered a daily rate of more than £500 £500 £475
UK excluding London average daily rate £338 £325 £325
% change year-on-year
+3.84% -
Number of hourly rates quoted 403 385 650
Average hourly rate £21.00 £22.50 £22.50
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
-6.66% -
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £12.50 £13.00 £13.00
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £45.00 £40.57 £45.00
UK excluding London average hourly rate £22.00 £24.50 £25.00
% change year-on-year
-10.20% -2.00%

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 August 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 August 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 August 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 +9 135 £375 - 45
South East +17 66 £355 -5.33% 18
South West -12 23 £388 +33.62% 1
North West 0 16 £280 -25.33% 4
West Midlands -16 16 £304 -11.95% 1
Yorkshire -2 14 £325 -3.70% 8
East of England -35 12 £338 -1.81% 6
East Midlands -1 1 £350 +9.37% 1
BGP
UK

BGP
Top 30 Related IT Skills in England

For the 6 months to 22 August 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.

1 407 (81.40%) Cisco
2 360 (72.00%) OSPF
3 312 (62.40%) Firewall
4 284 (56.80%) Cisco Certification
5 218 (43.60%) CCNP
6 212 (42.40%) Juniper
7 208 (41.60%) MPLS
8 194 (38.80%) WAN
9 182 (36.40%) VPN
10 181 (36.20%) CheckPoint
11 179 (35.80%) LAN
12 157 (31.40%) F5
13 145 (29.00%) Network Security
14 140 (28.00%) Cisco ASA
15 137 (27.40%) EIGRP
16 114 (22.80%) Cisco Nexus
17 109 (21.80%) IPsec
18 101 (20.20%) Load Balancing
19 100 (20.00%) TCP/IP
20 96 (19.20%) DNS
21 94 (18.80%) Cisco IOS
22 89 (17.80%) VLAN
22 89 (17.80%) Blue Coat
22 89 (17.80%) CCIE
23 81 (16.20%) Finance
24 78 (15.60%) Network Design
25 76 (15.20%) Linux
26 70 (14.00%) Ethernet
26 70 (14.00%) CCNA
26 70 (14.00%) Multicast

BGP
Top Related IT Skills in England by Category

For the 6 months to 22 August 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 30 (6.00%) Apache
2 13 (2.60%) nginx
2 13 (2.60%) Confluence
2 13 (2.60%) MediaWiki
3 11 (2.20%) Lync
3 11 (2.20%) Exchange Server 2010
3 11 (2.20%) MS Exchange
4 8 (1.60%) IIS
4 8 (1.60%) SharePoint
5 5 (1.00%) Exchange Server 2007
5 5 (1.00%) Exchange Server 2013
6 1 (0.20%) IBM Notes
6 1 (0.20%) Tomcat
Applications
1 20 (4.00%) MS Visio
2 19 (3.80%) MS Excel
3 7 (1.40%) MS Office
Cloud Services
1 3 (0.60%) SaaS
Communications & Networking
1 360 (72.00%) OSPF
2 312 (62.40%) Firewall
3 208 (41.60%) MPLS
4 194 (38.80%) WAN
5 182 (36.40%) VPN
6 179 (35.80%) LAN
7 145 (29.00%) Network Security
8 140 (28.00%) Cisco ASA
9 137 (27.40%) EIGRP
10 114 (22.80%) Cisco Nexus
11 109 (21.80%) IPsec
12 100 (20.00%) TCP/IP
13 96 (19.20%) DNS
14 94 (18.80%) Cisco IOS
15 89 (17.80%) VLAN
16 70 (14.00%) Ethernet
16 70 (14.00%) Multicast
17 66 (13.20%) HSRP
18 64 (12.80%) Internet
19 59 (11.80%) DHCP
Database & Business Intelligence
1 15 (3.00%) MySQL
2 14 (2.80%) Relational Database
3 13 (2.60%) PostgreSQL
4 9 (1.80%) SQL Server
5 7 (1.40%) DB2
6 2 (0.40%) Data Warehouse
7 1 (0.20%) Ingres
7 1 (0.20%) MS Access
Development Applications
1 14 (2.80%) Subversion
2 13 (2.60%) Git (software)
2 13 (2.60%) Hudson
2 13 (2.60%) JIRA
2 13 (2.60%) Jenkins
3 7 (1.40%) GDB
4 6 (1.20%) VSS/SourceSafe
5 1 (0.20%) Ant
General
1 81 (16.20%) Finance
2 63 (12.60%) Telecoms
3 48 (9.60%) Banking
4 22 (4.40%) Investment Banking
5 16 (3.20%) Retail
6 8 (1.60%) Financial Institution
7 6 (1.20%) Law
7 6 (1.20%) Manufacturing
8 5 (1.00%) Spanish Language
9 4 (0.80%) Legal
10 3 (0.60%) German Language
10 3 (0.60%) Local Government
10 3 (0.60%) Games
10 3 (0.60%) Publishing
10 3 (0.60%) Front Office
11 2 (0.40%) Dutch Language
11 2 (0.40%) Multimedia
12 1 (0.20%) Billing
12 1 (0.20%) Portuguese Language
12 1 (0.20%) Marketing
Job Titles
1 203 (40.60%) Network Engineer
2 58 (11.60%) Security Engineer
3 51 (10.20%) Architect
4 47 (9.40%) Consultant
5 44 (8.80%) Network Security Engineer
6 42 (8.40%) IP Engineer
7 37 (7.40%) Cisco Engineer
8 35 (7.00%) Network Specialist
8 35 (7.00%) Design Engineer
9 31 (6.20%) Network Consultant
10 30 (6.00%) Senior Network Engineer
11 26 (5.20%) Cisco Network Engineer
12 25 (5.00%) Network Architect
12 25 (5.00%) Security Specialist
13 24 (4.80%) Network Security Specialist
14 20 (4.00%) Firewall Engineer
15 19 (3.80%) Analyst
16 14 (2.80%) Support Engineer
16 14 (2.80%) Network Analyst
17 12 (2.40%) Infrastructure Engineer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 14 (2.80%) LAMP
2 9 (1.80%) VCL
3 7 (1.40%) Regular Expression
4 6 (1.20%) CSS
5 1 (0.20%) FIX Protocol
5 1 (0.20%) .NET
5 1 (0.20%) Rendezvous
Miscellaneous
1 24 (4.80%) Thin Client
1 24 (4.80%) Fat Client
2 17 (3.40%) Clustering
3 13 (2.60%) Wiki
4 12 (2.40%) Firmware
5 8 (1.60%) Open Source
6 5 (1.00%) Computer Science
6 5 (1.00%) PKI
7 4 (0.80%) NHS
7 4 (0.80%) Hedge funds
7 4 (0.80%) Visualisation
8 3 (0.60%) Derivative
8 3 (0.60%) Video Conferencing
8 3 (0.60%) Management Information System
8 3 (0.60%) Enterprise Software
9 2 (0.40%) Digital Media
9 2 (0.40%) SecurID
10 1 (0.20%) e-Health
10 1 (0.20%) Online Games
10 1 (0.20%) FMCG
Operating Systems
1 76 (15.20%) Linux
2 62 (12.40%) Windows
3 25 (5.00%) UNIX
4 14 (2.80%) Windows Server 2003
5 13 (2.60%) Ubuntu
5 13 (2.60%) Debian
6 10 (2.00%) CentOS
7 8 (1.60%) Windows Server 2012
7 8 (1.60%) Solaris
7 8 (1.60%) Windows Server 2008
8 7 (1.40%) Oracle Linux
8 7 (1.40%) AIX
8 7 (1.40%) SUSE
9 3 (0.60%) Windows 7
10 2 (0.40%) Windows XP
10 2 (0.40%) Windows NT
11 1 (0.20%) Windows 2000 Server
11 1 (0.20%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
11 1 (0.20%) Windows 2000
Processes & Methodologies
1 101 (20.20%) Load Balancing
2 78 (15.60%) Network Design
3 64 (12.80%) Network Management
4 52 (10.40%) ITIL
5 35 (7.00%) E-Commerce
6 31 (6.20%) Capacity Planning
6 31 (6.20%) Change Management
7 29 (5.80%) Network Architecture
7 29 (5.80%) Network Monitoring
8 28 (5.60%) Low Latency
9 26 (5.20%) Migration
10 25 (5.00%) Disaster Recovery
10 25 (5.00%) Project Management
11 17 (3.40%) Service Delivery
11 17 (3.40%) Risk Assessment
12 14 (2.80%) Data Modelling
12 14 (2.80%) Continuous Integration
13 13 (2.60%) Problem Management
13 13 (2.60%) DevOps
14 11 (2.20%) Validation
Programming Languages
1 33 (6.60%) Perl
2 31 (6.20%) C
3 24 (4.80%) Java
4 23 (4.60%) PHP
4 23 (4.60%) SQL
5 19 (3.80%) Python
6 17 (3.40%) Bash Shell
7 14 (2.80%) Ruby
8 6 (1.20%) Embedded C
8 6 (1.20%) Tcl
8 6 (1.20%) Lisp
9 1 (0.20%) Shell Script
9 1 (0.20%) VB
Qualifications
1 284 (56.80%) Cisco Certification
2 218 (43.60%) CCNP
3 89 (17.80%) CCIE
4 70 (14.00%) CCNA
5 40 (8.00%) CCSE
6 39 (7.80%) Security Cleared
7 38 (7.60%) CCDP
8 27 (5.40%) SC Cleared
9 24 (4.80%) CCSP
10 20 (4.00%) CISSP
11 19 (3.80%) Check Point Certification
12 18 (3.60%) JNCIP
13 13 (2.60%) Degree
13 13 (2.60%) JNCIE
14 12 (2.40%) CCIP
15 11 (2.20%) JNCIA
15 11 (2.20%) JNCIS
16 8 (1.60%) CCSA
17 6 (1.20%) ACSP
17 6 (1.20%) HP ASE
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 18 (3.60%) SLA
2 17 (3.40%) PCI DSS
3 8 (1.60%) QA
4 1 (0.20%) COBIT
4 1 (0.20%) ISO/IEC 27001
4 1 (0.20%) ISO 9001
System Software
1 45 (9.00%) VMware Infrastructure
2 17 (3.40%) Snort
3 14 (2.80%) vSphere
3 14 (2.80%) XenServer
4 13 (2.60%) Postfix
4 13 (2.60%) Samba
5 12 (2.40%) Active Directory
6 11 (2.20%) Varnish
7 10 (2.00%) ProxySG
8 8 (1.60%) Hyper-V
9 7 (1.40%) FreeRADIUS
10 5 (1.00%) XenApp
10 5 (1.00%) XenDesktop
11 3 (0.60%) Nmap
11 3 (0.60%) OpenSSH
12 1 (0.20%) VMware ESXi
12 1 (0.20%) NFS
Systems Management
1 17 (3.40%) FortiGate
2 13 (2.60%) ZABBIX
2 13 (2.60%) Puppet
3 12 (2.40%) OPNET
4 10 (2.00%) Cisco Prime
5 8 (1.60%) Cisco CUCM
6 6 (1.20%) SCOrch
7 5 (1.00%) CiscoWorks
7 5 (1.00%) CA Spectrum
8 3 (0.60%) Nessus
8 3 (0.60%) MAILsweeper
8 3 (0.60%) Salt
8 3 (0.60%) Opscode Chef
9 2 (0.40%) Nagios
9 2 (0.40%) OpenView
9 2 (0.40%) SolarWinds Orion
9 2 (0.40%) HP Quality Center
9 2 (0.40%) BladeLogic
10 1 (0.20%) NSN NetAct
10 1 (0.20%) Cacti
Vendors
1 407 (81.40%) Cisco
2 212 (42.40%) Juniper
3 181 (36.20%) CheckPoint
4 157 (31.40%) F5
5 89 (17.80%) Blue Coat
6 66 (13.20%) VMware
7 62 (12.40%) Citrix
8 46 (9.20%) HP
9 38 (7.60%) Microsoft
10 27 (5.40%) Infoblox
10 27 (5.40%) Nokia
11 24 (4.80%) Imperva
12 21 (4.20%) Fortinet
12 21 (4.20%) Riverbed
13 18 (3.60%) SolarWinds
14 17 (3.40%) Sourcefire
15 16 (3.20%) Red Hat
15 16 (3.20%) Huawei
16 15 (3.00%) Redback
16 15 (3.00%) Ericsson
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