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 23 January 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
23 Jan 2015
Same period 2014 Same period 2013
Border Gateway Protocol (BGP)
Rank 248 355 367
Rank change year-on-year
+107 +12
Contract jobs citing BGP 382 191 149
As % of all contract IT jobs located in England 0.83% 0.43% 0.37%
As % of the Communications & Networking category 5.61% 3.17% 2.32%
Number of daily rates quoted 250 119 88
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£350 £400 £375
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
-12.50% +6.66%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £250 £275 £208
10% offered a daily rate of more than £432 £501 £500
UK excluding London average daily rate £350 £380 £310
% change year-on-year
-7.89% +22.58%
Number of hourly rates quoted 1 1 1
Average hourly rate £40.00 £27.50 £190.00
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
+45.45% -85.52%
UK excluding London average hourly rate £30.00 - £190.00
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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
6805 6032 6433
As % of all contract IT jobs located in England 14.74% 13.55% 15.88%
Number of daily rates quoted 3870 3263 3141
Average daily rate £375 £375 £350
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
- +7.14%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £220 £223 £200
10% offered a daily rate of more than £500 £525 £500
UK excluding London average daily rate £350 £350 £325
% change year-on-year
- +7.69%
Number of hourly rates quoted 367 371 605
Average hourly rate £23.00 £18.00 £21.50
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
+27.77% -16.27%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £12.81 £11.53 £12.00
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £42.50 £41.00 £47.50
UK excluding London average hourly rate £26.00 £19.50 £22.50
% change year-on-year
+33.33% -13.33%

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 23 January 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 23 January 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 +73 197 £338 -15.62% 50
South East +21 82 £356 -6.25% 35
Yorkshire +27 42 £300 -22.58% 4
South West -10 21 £400 - 12
North West +11 20 £288 -32.35% 3
West Midlands +11 14 £375 +66.66% 4
East of England +1 5 £300 -0.41% 4
East Midlands - 3 £448 -
Midlands - - - -
North East - - - -
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UK

BGP
Top 30 Related IT Skills in England

For the 6 months to 23 January 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.

1 680 (90.31%) Cisco
2 561 (74.50%) OSPF
3 509 (67.60%) Firewall
4 484 (64.28%) Cisco Certification
5 379 (50.33%) CCNP
6 348 (46.22%) MPLS
7 291 (38.65%) WAN
8 280 (37.18%) EIGRP
9 274 (36.39%) Juniper
10 269 (35.72%) CheckPoint
11 265 (35.19%) VPN
12 261 (34.66%) LAN
13 259 (34.40%) F5
14 251 (33.33%) Cisco Nexus
15 239 (31.74%) Cisco ASA
16 174 (23.11%) CCNA
17 168 (22.31%) CCIE
18 162 (21.51%) TCP/IP
18 162 (21.51%) Network Security
19 154 (20.45%) Load Balancing
20 137 (18.19%) IPsec
21 129 (17.13%) Telecoms
22 126 (16.73%) Network Design
23 124 (16.47%) DNS
24 120 (15.94%) Finance
25 118 (15.67%) Linux
26 116 (15.41%) Wireless
26 116 (15.41%) HSRP
27 114 (15.14%) Multicast
28 103 (13.68%) ITIL

BGP
Top Related IT Skills in England by Category

For the 6 months to 23 January 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 25 (3.32%) Apache
2 17 (2.26%) IIS
3 11 (1.46%) SharePoint
4 10 (1.33%) MS Exchange
5 9 (1.20%) Confluence
5 9 (1.20%) MediaWiki
6 7 (0.93%) Exchange Server 2010
7 6 (0.80%) nginx
8 3 (0.40%) Exchange Server 2013
8 3 (0.40%) Lync
8 3 (0.40%) Exchange Server 2007
9 1 (0.13%) Lotus Domino
9 1 (0.13%) Tomcat
Applications
1 24 (3.19%) MS Excel
2 21 (2.79%) MS Visio
3 11 (1.46%) MS Office
4 2 (0.27%) MS Project
Business Applications
1 3 (0.40%) SAP Oil and Gas
2 1 (0.13%) Summit
Cloud Services
1 3 (0.40%) Microsoft Azure
1 3 (0.40%) SaaS
2 1 (0.13%) Office 365
2 1 (0.13%) IaaS
Communications & Networking
1 561 (74.50%) OSPF
2 509 (67.60%) Firewall
3 348 (46.22%) MPLS
4 291 (38.65%) WAN
5 280 (37.18%) EIGRP
6 265 (35.19%) VPN
7 261 (34.66%) LAN
8 251 (33.33%) Cisco Nexus
9 239 (31.74%) Cisco ASA
10 162 (21.51%) Network Security
10 162 (21.51%) TCP/IP
11 137 (18.19%) IPsec
12 124 (16.47%) DNS
13 116 (15.41%) Wireless
13 116 (15.41%) HSRP
14 114 (15.14%) Multicast
15 101 (13.41%) Cisco IOS
16 98 (13.01%) Ethernet
17 90 (11.95%) Internet
18 89 (11.82%) VLAN
Database & Business Intelligence
1 23 (3.05%) SQL Server
2 15 (1.99%) DB2
3 9 (1.20%) PostgreSQL
4 6 (0.80%) MySQL
4 6 (0.80%) Relational Database
5 3 (0.40%) Data Mining
6 2 (0.27%) SQL Server 2008
6 2 (0.27%) SQL Server 2012
Development Applications
1 9 (1.20%) VSS/SourceSafe
1 9 (1.20%) Subversion
1 9 (1.20%) JIRA
1 9 (1.20%) Git (software)
1 9 (1.20%) Hudson
1 9 (1.20%) Jenkins
2 2 (0.27%) GDB
3 1 (0.13%) Ant
General
1 129 (17.13%) Telecoms
2 120 (15.94%) Finance
3 81 (10.76%) Banking
4 34 (4.52%) Investment Banking
5 30 (3.98%) Retail
6 14 (1.86%) Games
7 12 (1.59%) Financial Institution
7 12 (1.59%) Back Office
8 11 (1.46%) Multimedia
9 9 (1.20%) Marketing
10 7 (0.93%) Manufacturing
11 5 (0.66%) Spanish Language
12 4 (0.53%) Billing
13 3 (0.40%) Electronics
14 2 (0.27%) Law
14 2 (0.27%) Legal
14 2 (0.27%) Dutch Language
14 2 (0.27%) German Language
14 2 (0.27%) Russian Language
15 1 (0.13%) French Language
Job Titles
1 368 (48.87%) Network Engineer
2 79 (10.49%) Architect
3 67 (8.90%) IP Engineer
4 63 (8.37%) Cisco Engineer
5 60 (7.97%) Security Engineer
6 52 (6.91%) Design Engineer
6 52 (6.91%) Consultant
7 48 (6.37%) Network Specialist
8 46 (6.11%) Senior Network Engineer
9 43 (5.71%) Network Security Engineer
10 37 (4.91%) Network Architect
10 37 (4.91%) Cisco Network Engineer
11 36 (4.78%) Support Engineer
12 31 (4.12%) Network Consultant
12 31 (4.12%) Network Support
13 26 (3.45%) Security Specialist
13 26 (3.45%) Operations Engineer
13 26 (3.45%) Network Security Specialist
14 23 (3.05%) Implementation Engineer
14 23 (3.05%) Analyst
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 16 (2.12%) CSS
2 15 (1.99%) Regular Expression
3 11 (1.46%) Middleware
4 6 (0.80%) LAMP
5 2 (0.27%) XMPP
Miscellaneous
1 52 (6.91%) Analytical Skills
2 26 (3.45%) Fat Client
2 26 (3.45%) Thin Client
3 20 (2.66%) FlexPod
4 16 (2.12%) PKI
5 15 (1.99%) Visualisation
6 14 (1.86%) Video Conferencing
6 14 (1.86%) User Experience
7 13 (1.73%) Online Games
8 11 (1.46%) Computer Science
9 9 (1.20%) Smart Meter
9 9 (1.20%) Wiki
10 8 (1.06%) Clustering
11 6 (0.80%) N-Tier
12 5 (0.66%) NHS
12 5 (0.66%) IVR
12 5 (0.66%) Management Information System
13 4 (0.53%) Open Source
13 4 (0.53%) Hedge funds
14 3 (0.40%) Digital Media
Operating Systems
1 118 (15.67%) Linux
2 69 (9.16%) UNIX
3 68 (9.03%) Windows
4 17 (2.26%) SUSE
5 15 (1.99%) AIX
5 15 (1.99%) Oracle Linux
6 10 (1.33%) Windows Server 2008
6 10 (1.33%) CentOS
6 10 (1.33%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
7 9 (1.20%) Windows Server 2012
8 8 (1.06%) Ubuntu
8 8 (1.06%) Solaris
8 8 (1.06%) Windows Server 2003
9 6 (0.80%) Debian
10 3 (0.40%) Windows 7
11 2 (0.27%) Mac OS
11 2 (0.27%) Windows XP
12 1 (0.13%) Windows 2000
12 1 (0.13%) Windows NT
12 1 (0.13%) Windows 8
Processes & Methodologies
1 154 (20.45%) Load Balancing
2 126 (16.73%) Network Design
3 103 (13.68%) ITIL
4 76 (10.09%) Network Management
5 74 (9.83%) Network Monitoring
6 63 (8.37%) E-Commerce
7 60 (7.97%) Migration
8 51 (6.77%) Change Management
9 50 (6.64%) Mentoring
10 47 (6.24%) Low Latency
11 43 (5.71%) Network Architecture
12 42 (5.58%) Service Delivery
13 37 (4.91%) Service Management
14 35 (4.65%) Project Management
15 29 (3.85%) Incident Management
16 21 (2.79%) Capacity Planning
16 21 (2.79%) PRINCE2
17 20 (2.66%) High Availability
17 20 (2.66%) Line Management
18 17 (2.26%) Disaster Recovery
Programming Languages
1 43 (5.71%) Perl
2 24 (3.19%) C
3 23 (3.05%) SQL
3 23 (3.05%) Python
4 13 (1.73%) Java
5 9 (1.20%) Lisp
5 9 (1.20%) Ruby
5 9 (1.20%) Bash Shell
6 8 (1.06%) R
7 6 (0.80%) PHP
8 2 (0.27%) Embedded C
8 2 (0.27%) Objective-C
9 1 (0.13%) Tcl
9 1 (0.13%) VB
Qualifications
1 484 (64.28%) Cisco Certification
2 379 (50.33%) CCNP
3 174 (23.11%) CCNA
4 168 (22.31%) CCIE
5 62 (8.23%) Security Cleared
6 49 (6.51%) CCSE
7 47 (6.24%) CCIP
7 47 (6.24%) CCDP
8 45 (5.98%) SC Cleared
9 26 (3.45%) JNCIP
10 21 (2.79%) Degree
11 16 (2.12%) JNCIA
11 16 (2.12%) CCSP
11 16 (2.12%) DV Cleared
12 15 (1.99%) CCSA
13 13 (1.73%) JNCIS
14 12 (1.59%) CISSP
14 12 (1.59%) PRINCE2 Certification
15 8 (1.06%) HP ASE
16 7 (0.93%) BC Cleared
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 40 (5.31%) SLA
2 7 (0.93%) PCI DSS
3 4 (0.53%) QA
4 2 (0.27%) Sarbanes-Oxley
5 1 (0.13%) ISO 14001
5 1 (0.13%) ISO 9001
System Software
1 52 (6.91%) VMware Infrastructure
2 24 (3.19%) vSphere
3 22 (2.92%) ProxySG
4 16 (2.12%) Active Directory
5 15 (1.99%) FreeRADIUS
6 13 (1.73%) Firmware
6 13 (1.73%) Snort
7 11 (1.46%) XenServer
8 9 (1.20%) Postfix
8 9 (1.20%) Samba
8 9 (1.20%) vCloud
9 7 (0.93%) Hyper-V
10 5 (0.66%) XenApp
11 4 (0.53%) Nmap
11 4 (0.53%) VMware ESXi
12 3 (0.40%) Terminal Services
12 3 (0.40%) XenDesktop
13 2 (0.27%) Xen
14 1 (0.13%) Citrix Presentation Server
14 1 (0.13%) ISA Server
Systems Management
1 24 (3.19%) FortiGate
2 23 (3.05%) Cisco Prime
3 22 (2.92%) RANCID
4 19 (2.52%) OPNET
4 19 (2.52%) OpenNMS
5 17 (2.26%) CiscoWorks
6 14 (1.86%) CA Spectrum
7 13 (1.73%) SolarWinds Orion
8 9 (1.20%) Puppet
8 9 (1.20%) ZABBIX
9 8 (1.06%) Nessus
9 8 (1.06%) Opscode Chef
9 8 (1.06%) Cisco CUCM
9 8 (1.06%) Salt
10 3 (0.40%) SCOrch
10 3 (0.40%) Netcool
10 3 (0.40%) Foglight
11 2 (0.27%) OpenView
11 2 (0.27%) Nagios
11 2 (0.27%) Cacti
Vendors
1 680 (90.31%) Cisco
2 274 (36.39%) Juniper
3 269 (35.72%) CheckPoint
4 259 (34.40%) F5
5 98 (13.01%) Blue Coat
6 97 (12.88%) VMware
7 93 (12.35%) Citrix
8 66 (8.76%) SolarWinds
9 65 (8.63%) HP
10 63 (8.37%) Riverbed
11 51 (6.77%) Microsoft
12 42 (5.58%) Fortinet
13 41 (5.44%) Nokia
14 33 (4.38%) Infoblox
15 31 (4.12%) BT
16 27 (3.59%) Imperva
17 25 (3.32%) IBM
18 22 (2.92%) BMC
19 21 (2.79%) Nortel
19 21 (2.79%) Splunk
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