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 17 December 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
17 Dec 2014
Same period 2013 Same period 2012
Border Gateway Protocol (BGP)
Rank 252 354 353
Rank change year-on-year
+102 -1
Contract jobs citing BGP 414 214 187
As % of all contract IT jobs located in England 0.82% 0.45% 0.41%
As % of the Communications & Networking category 5.64% 3.32% 2.58%
Number of daily rates quoted 250 133 92
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£350 £375 £350
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
-6.66% +7.14%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £250 £261 £226
10% offered a daily rate of more than £475 £504 £500
UK excluding London average daily rate £360 £350 £323
% change year-on-year
+2.85% +8.52%
Number of hourly rates quoted 3 2 2
Average hourly rate £37.50 £25.50 £102.75
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
+47.05% -75.18%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £36.70 £15.90 £32.95
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £37.90 £35.10 £172.55
UK excluding London average hourly rate £30.00 £25.50 £102.75
% change year-on-year
+17.64% -75.18%
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
7342 6446 7251
As % of all contract IT jobs located in England 14.50% 13.62% 15.94%
Number of daily rates quoted 4263 3562 3612
Average daily rate £365 £375 £350
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
-2.66% +7.14%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £215 £216 £210
10% offered a daily rate of more than £500 £525 £500
UK excluding London average daily rate £350 £340 £325
% change year-on-year
+2.94% +4.61%
Number of hourly rates quoted 398 402 645
Average hourly rate £21.50 £20.00 £21.00
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
+7.50% -4.76%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £12.50 £12.00 £12.50
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £40.00 £40.00 £47.50
UK excluding London average hourly rate £23.13 £20.50 £21.00
% change year-on-year
+12.80% -2.38%

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 17 December 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
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 17 December 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 +92 231 £338 -15.62% 39
South East +9 80 £350 -1.75% 24
Yorkshire +10 24 £338 +12.50% 5
West Midlands +6 24 £375 +44.23% 1
North West +5 22 £360 -15.29% 8
South West -21 21 £400 +31.68% 5
East of England -16 6 £270 -8.47% 9
East Midlands +5 3 - - 1
Midlands 0 1 - -
North East - - - -
BGP
UK

BGP
Top 30 Related IT Skills in England

For the 6 months to 17 December 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.

1 669 (89.32%) Cisco
2 559 (74.63%) OSPF
3 494 (65.95%) Firewall
4 453 (60.48%) Cisco Certification
5 340 (45.39%) CCNP
6 327 (43.66%) MPLS
7 300 (40.05%) WAN
8 286 (38.18%) Juniper
9 276 (36.85%) CheckPoint
10 273 (36.45%) VPN
11 267 (35.65%) EIGRP
12 262 (34.98%) LAN
13 249 (33.24%) Cisco Nexus
14 235 (31.38%) F5
15 214 (28.57%) Cisco ASA
16 170 (22.70%) TCP/IP
17 165 (22.03%) CCIE
17 165 (22.03%) Network Security
18 157 (20.96%) CCNA
19 150 (20.03%) IPsec
20 147 (19.63%) Load Balancing
21 140 (18.69%) Network Design
22 129 (17.22%) Telecoms
23 124 (16.56%) DNS
24 119 (15.89%) HSRP
25 108 (14.42%) ITIL
25 108 (14.42%) Finance
26 107 (14.29%) Wireless
27 104 (13.89%) VLAN
28 100 (13.35%) Linux

BGP
Top Related IT Skills in England by Category

For the 6 months to 17 December 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 27 (3.60%) Apache
2 19 (2.54%) IIS
3 15 (2.00%) SharePoint
4 13 (1.74%) MS Exchange
5 10 (1.34%) Exchange Server 2010
6 7 (0.93%) Lync
7 6 (0.80%) MediaWiki
7 6 (0.80%) nginx
7 6 (0.80%) Confluence
8 3 (0.40%) Exchange Server 2007
8 3 (0.40%) Exchange Server 2013
9 1 (0.13%) Lotus Domino
9 1 (0.13%) Tomcat
Applications
1 31 (4.14%) MS Excel
2 27 (3.60%) MS Visio
3 11 (1.47%) MS Office
4 2 (0.27%) MS Project
Business Applications
1 1 (0.13%) Summit
1 1 (0.13%) SAP Oil and Gas
Cloud Services
1 3 (0.40%) SaaS
1 3 (0.40%) Microsoft Azure
2 1 (0.13%) Office 365
2 1 (0.13%) IaaS
Communications & Networking
1 559 (74.63%) OSPF
2 494 (65.95%) Firewall
3 327 (43.66%) MPLS
4 300 (40.05%) WAN
5 273 (36.45%) VPN
6 267 (35.65%) EIGRP
7 262 (34.98%) LAN
8 249 (33.24%) Cisco Nexus
9 214 (28.57%) Cisco ASA
10 170 (22.70%) TCP/IP
11 165 (22.03%) Network Security
12 150 (20.03%) IPsec
13 124 (16.56%) DNS
14 119 (15.89%) HSRP
15 107 (14.29%) Wireless
16 104 (13.89%) VLAN
17 97 (12.95%) Internet
18 95 (12.68%) Multicast
19 93 (12.42%) Cisco IOS
20 92 (12.28%) Ethernet
Database & Business Intelligence
1 25 (3.34%) SQL Server
2 17 (2.27%) DB2
3 6 (0.80%) Relational Database
3 6 (0.80%) MySQL
3 6 (0.80%) PostgreSQL
4 3 (0.40%) Data Mining
5 2 (0.27%) SQL Server 2012
5 2 (0.27%) SQL Server 2008
6 1 (0.13%) Data Warehouse
Development Applications
1 11 (1.47%) VSS/SourceSafe
2 7 (0.93%) Subversion
3 6 (0.80%) Jenkins
3 6 (0.80%) Hudson
3 6 (0.80%) Git (software)
3 6 (0.80%) JIRA
4 3 (0.40%) GDB
5 1 (0.13%) Ant
General
1 129 (17.22%) Telecoms
2 108 (14.42%) Finance
3 74 (9.88%) Banking
4 38 (5.07%) Retail
5 25 (3.34%) Investment Banking
6 12 (1.60%) Games
7 8 (1.07%) Multimedia
7 8 (1.07%) Back Office
7 8 (1.07%) Financial Institution
7 8 (1.07%) Manufacturing
8 6 (0.80%) Marketing
9 5 (0.67%) Spanish Language
10 4 (0.53%) Local Government
10 4 (0.53%) Billing
11 3 (0.40%) Law
11 3 (0.40%) Legal
12 2 (0.27%) Dutch Language
12 2 (0.27%) Russian Language
12 2 (0.27%) German Language
13 1 (0.13%) Aerospace
Job Titles
1 347 (46.33%) Network Engineer
2 82 (10.95%) Architect
3 65 (8.68%) Security Engineer
4 63 (8.41%) Cisco Engineer
5 62 (8.28%) IP Engineer
6 60 (8.01%) Consultant
7 54 (7.21%) Design Engineer
8 50 (6.68%) Network Security Engineer
9 44 (5.87%) Senior Network Engineer
10 39 (5.21%) Support Engineer
10 39 (5.21%) Network Specialist
11 36 (4.81%) Network Architect
12 35 (4.67%) Network Consultant
12 35 (4.67%) Network Support
13 34 (4.54%) Cisco Network Engineer
14 26 (3.47%) Analyst
15 21 (2.80%) Cisco Support Engineer
15 21 (2.80%) Network Analyst
15 21 (2.80%) Network Support Engineer
15 21 (2.80%) Cisco Support
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 17 (2.27%) Regular Expression
1 17 (2.27%) CSS
2 8 (1.07%) Middleware
3 6 (0.80%) LAMP
4 2 (0.27%) XMPP
Miscellaneous
1 41 (5.47%) Analytical Skills
2 20 (2.67%) Clustering
2 20 (2.67%) FlexPod
3 17 (2.27%) PKI
4 15 (2.00%) Visualisation
5 14 (1.87%) User Experience
6 13 (1.74%) Video Conferencing
7 11 (1.47%) Thin Client
7 11 (1.47%) Fat Client
7 11 (1.47%) Online Games
8 9 (1.20%) Computer Science
8 9 (1.20%) Smart Meter
9 6 (0.80%) Wiki
9 6 (0.80%) NHS
10 5 (0.67%) Management Information System
10 5 (0.67%) Open Source
11 4 (0.53%) SecurID
11 4 (0.53%) e-Health
11 4 (0.53%) IVR
12 3 (0.40%) N-Tier
Operating Systems
1 100 (13.35%) Linux
2 77 (10.28%) Windows
3 74 (9.88%) UNIX
4 19 (2.54%) SUSE
5 17 (2.27%) Oracle Linux
5 17 (2.27%) AIX
6 14 (1.87%) Solaris
7 10 (1.34%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
8 9 (1.20%) Ubuntu
8 9 (1.20%) Windows Server 2008
8 9 (1.20%) Windows Server 2012
9 8 (1.07%) CentOS
10 7 (0.93%) Windows Server 2003
11 6 (0.80%) Debian
12 4 (0.53%) Windows 7
13 2 (0.27%) Mac OS
13 2 (0.27%) Windows XP
14 1 (0.13%) Windows 2000
14 1 (0.13%) Windows NT
14 1 (0.13%) Windows 8
Processes & Methodologies
1 147 (19.63%) Load Balancing
2 140 (18.69%) Network Design
3 108 (14.42%) ITIL
4 81 (10.81%) Network Monitoring
5 78 (10.41%) Network Management
6 67 (8.95%) Migration
7 61 (8.14%) Change Management
8 48 (6.41%) Network Architecture
9 41 (5.47%) Project Management
9 41 (5.47%) Service Delivery
10 40 (5.34%) Mentoring
11 35 (4.67%) E-Commerce
12 34 (4.54%) Service Management
12 34 (4.54%) Low Latency
13 22 (2.94%) PRINCE2
13 22 (2.94%) High Availability
14 18 (2.40%) Capacity Planning
14 18 (2.40%) Disaster Recovery
15 17 (2.27%) Performance Monitoring
15 17 (2.27%) Line Management
Programming Languages
1 38 (5.07%) Perl
2 25 (3.34%) SQL
3 17 (2.27%) Python
4 15 (2.00%) C
5 11 (1.47%) Lisp
6 10 (1.34%) Java
7 8 (1.07%) R
7 8 (1.07%) Bash Shell
8 7 (0.93%) Tcl
8 7 (0.93%) Ruby
9 6 (0.80%) PHP
10 2 (0.27%) Embedded C
11 1 (0.13%) Shell Script
11 1 (0.13%) Objective-C
11 1 (0.13%) VB
Qualifications
1 453 (60.48%) Cisco Certification
2 340 (45.39%) CCNP
3 165 (22.03%) CCIE
4 157 (20.96%) CCNA
5 65 (8.68%) Security Cleared
6 52 (6.94%) CCDP
7 49 (6.54%) SC Cleared
8 38 (5.07%) CCSE
9 30 (4.01%) CCIP
10 23 (3.07%) JNCIP
11 22 (2.94%) CCSP
12 19 (2.54%) CCSA
12 19 (2.54%) Degree
13 18 (2.40%) CISSP
14 16 (2.14%) JNCIS
15 15 (2.00%) Check Point Certification
15 15 (2.00%) DV Cleared
16 13 (1.74%) PRINCE2 Certification
16 13 (1.74%) JNCIA
17 11 (1.47%) JNCIE
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 43 (5.74%) SLA
2 14 (1.87%) PCI DSS
3 11 (1.47%) QA
4 2 (0.27%) Sarbanes-Oxley
5 1 (0.13%) ISO 14001
5 1 (0.13%) ISO 9001
5 1 (0.13%) ISO/IEC 27001
System Software
1 34 (4.54%) VMware Infrastructure
2 25 (3.34%) vSphere
3 23 (3.07%) ProxySG
4 19 (2.54%) Active Directory
5 18 (2.40%) Snort
6 17 (2.27%) FreeRADIUS
7 13 (1.74%) Firmware
8 11 (1.47%) Hyper-V
9 7 (0.93%) XenServer
10 6 (0.80%) Postfix
10 6 (0.80%) Samba
11 4 (0.53%) XenApp
11 4 (0.53%) Nmap
12 3 (0.40%) Terminal Services
12 3 (0.40%) XenDesktop
12 3 (0.40%) OpenSSH
12 3 (0.40%) VMware ESXi
13 2 (0.27%) Varnish
13 2 (0.27%) Xen
14 1 (0.13%) NFS
Systems Management
1 30 (4.01%) FortiGate
2 27 (3.60%) Cisco Prime
3 21 (2.80%) RANCID
3 21 (2.80%) OPNET
4 19 (2.54%) OpenNMS
5 18 (2.40%) CiscoWorks
6 16 (2.14%) CA Spectrum
7 13 (1.74%) SolarWinds Orion
8 10 (1.34%) Cisco CUCM
9 8 (1.07%) Nessus
10 7 (0.93%) SCOrch
11 6 (0.80%) Salt
11 6 (0.80%) Opscode Chef
11 6 (0.80%) Puppet
11 6 (0.80%) ZABBIX
12 3 (0.40%) Netcool
12 3 (0.40%) Foglight
13 2 (0.27%) Cisco LMS
13 2 (0.27%) Cisco UCCX
13 2 (0.27%) SCCM
Vendors
1 669 (89.32%) Cisco
2 286 (38.18%) Juniper
3 276 (36.85%) CheckPoint
4 235 (31.38%) F5
5 95 (12.68%) Blue Coat
6 73 (9.75%) VMware
6 73 (9.75%) Citrix
7 66 (8.81%) Riverbed
8 59 (7.88%) HP
9 57 (7.61%) Microsoft
10 54 (7.21%) SolarWinds
11 43 (5.74%) Nokia
12 39 (5.21%) Fortinet
13 24 (3.20%) IBM
13 24 (3.20%) BMC
13 24 (3.20%) BT
14 21 (2.80%) Nortel
14 21 (2.80%) Oracle
15 19 (2.54%) Aruba
16 18 (2.40%) CA
London
Harrington Starr
Rate: £300 - £400 per day
Posted: 4 hours ago
City, London
ComputAppoint
Rate: £350 - £380 per day
Posted: 5 hours ago
Leeds, West Yorkshire
4it Recruitment Ltd
Rate: From £300 to £400 per day 3 Months initially + extension
Posted: 6 hours ago
Skipton, North Yorkshire
4it Recruitment Ltd
Rate: From £300 to £400 per day 3 Months initially + extension
Posted: 6 hours ago
Banbury
People Source
Rate: £350 - £500 per day
Posted: 13 hours ago
City of London
People Source
Rate: £350 - £500 per day
Posted: 13 hours ago
London
Franklin Fitch Limited
Rate: £300 per day
Posted: Yesterday
London
Radley James Ltd
Posted: Yesterday
City, London
Cadence Resourcing
Rate: £300 - £325 per day
Posted: Yesterday
London
Venturi
Rate: £400 - £550 per day
Posted: Yesterday
West London
Eaglecliff
Rate: From £38,000 to £48,000 per annum + Benefits
Posted: 2 days ago
Derbyshire
Experis Ltd
Rate: £400.00 - £495 per day
Posted: 2 days ago
London
Venturi
Rate: £400 - £550 per day
Posted: 3 days ago
Swindon, Wiltshire
Experis Ltd
Rate: Market Rates
Posted: 5 days ago
East London
FT Select
Rate: From £400 to £450 per annum
Posted: 6 days ago
Cheltenham, Gloucestershire
Experis Ltd
Rate: market rate value
Posted: 6 days ago
Slough, Berkshire
Telco Exec
Posted: 8 days ago
Reigate
Austin Fraser Limited
Rate: NEG
Posted: 12 days ago