The table below looks at the statistics for BGP skills in IT contracts advertised for the England region. Included is a guide to the contractor rates offered in IT contracts that have cited BGP over the 3 months to 22 January 2017 with a comparison to the same period over 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.

3 months to
22 Jan 2017
Same period 2016 Same period 2015
Border Gateway Protocol (BGP)
UK / England
Rank 363 370 260
Rank change year-on-year
+7 -110
Contract jobs citing BGP 208 242 373
As % of all contract IT jobs located in England 0.51% 0.52% 0.81%
As % of the Communications & Networking category 3.36% 3.61% 5.43%
Number of daily rates quoted 147 143 240
Median daily rate £374 £400 £350
Median daily rate % change year-on-year
-6.62% +14.28%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £258 £260 £250
10% offered a daily rate of more than £501 £540 £448
UK excluding London median daily rate £350 £350 £350
Number of hourly rates quoted 6 8 1
Median hourly rate £22.00 £45.00 £40.00
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year
-51.11% +12.50%
UK excluding London median hourly rate £30.00 £44.00 £30.00
% change year-on-year
-31.81% +46.66%

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
6183 6703 6864
As % of all contract IT jobs located in England 15.15% 14.41% 14.84%
Number of daily rates quoted 3807 3945 3944
Median daily rate £400 £400 £375
Median daily rate % change year-on-year
- +6.66%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £230 £245 £220
10% offered a daily rate of more than £550 £550 £500
UK excluding London median daily rate £370 £365 £350
% change year-on-year
+1.36% +4.28%
Number of hourly rates quoted 305 347 387
Median hourly rate £26.58 £27.05 £22.50
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year
-1.75% +20.22%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £13.00 £13.90 £12.52
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £55.00 £50.00 £42.50
UK excluding London median hourly rate £25.00 £29.00 £24.00
% change year-on-year
-13.79% +20.83%

BGP
Jobs Demand Trend in England

The demand trend of contract jobs across the England region citing BGP as a proportion of all IT contracts with a match in 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 January 2017.

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 January 2017.

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 median contractor rates quoted in IT jobs citing BGP within the England region over the 3 months to 22 January 2017. 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 Rank Change
on Same Period
Last Year
Matching
Contract
IT Job Ads
Median
Daily Rate
Last 3 Months
Median Daily Rate
% Change
on Same Period
Last Year
Live
Job
Vacancies
London -26 84 £413 - 28
South East +1 63 £400 +14.28% 14
West Midlands +22 26 £360 -4.00% 4
Yorkshire +11 12 £323 +11.20% 3
North West +23 9 £329 -35.85% 5
South West +12 8 £413 +17.85% 1
East of England +3 7 £209 -47.04% 6
BGP
UK

BGP
Top 30 Related IT Skills in England

For the 6 months to 22 January 2017, IT contractor jobs citing BGP also mentioned the following skills in order of popularity. The figures indicate the number co-occurrences and its proportion to all contract ads across the England region with a requirement for BGP.

1 352 (88.22%) Cisco
2 307 (76.94%) OSPF
3 243 (60.90%) Cisco Certification
4 223 (55.89%) Firewall
5 192 (48.12%) CCNP
6 177 (44.36%) WAN
7 174 (43.61%) MPLS
8 166 (41.60%) Juniper
9 150 (37.59%) Cisco Nexus
10 146 (36.59%) LAN
11 130 (32.58%) VPN
12 129 (32.33%) Cisco ASA
13 123 (30.83%) Data Centre
14 113 (28.32%) TCP/IP
15 108 (27.07%) CheckPoint
16 106 (26.57%) F5
17 103 (25.81%) EIGRP
18 95 (23.81%) CCNA
19 83 (20.80%) Network Security
20 77 (19.30%) Wireless
20 77 (19.30%) IPsec
21 75 (18.80%) DNS
22 70 (17.54%) Palo Alto
23 65 (16.29%) VLAN
24 60 (15.04%) Finance
25 56 (14.04%) Telecoms
26 55 (13.78%) Security Cleared
27 54 (13.53%) CCIE
28 52 (13.03%) Cisco IOS
29 51 (12.78%) HSRP

BGP
Top Related IT Skills in England by Category

The follow tables expand on the table above by listing co-occurrences grouped by category. The same job type, locality and period is covered with up to 20 co-occurrences shown in each of the following categories:

Application Platforms
1 8 (2.01%) MS Exchange
2 7 (1.75%) nginx
3 6 (1.50%) Exchange Server 2010
4 5 (1.25%) Apache
5 4 (1.00%) Exchange Server 2013
6 3 (0.75%) OpenStack
7 2 (0.50%) Exchange Server 2007
7 2 (0.50%) IIS
7 2 (0.50%) WebSphere
8 1 (0.25%) CMS
8 1 (0.25%) Elasticsearch
8 1 (0.25%) SAS
8 1 (0.25%) Skype for Business
Applications
1 6 (1.50%) MS Excel
2 3 (0.75%) MS Visio
3 1 (0.25%) MS Office
Cloud Services
1 15 (3.76%) Microsoft Azure
2 14 (3.51%) Amazon AWS
3 9 (2.26%) Office 365
4 4 (1.00%) Cloud Computing
5 3 (0.75%) AWS CloudFormation
6 1 (0.25%) Amazon EC2
6 1 (0.25%) Amazon S3
6 1 (0.25%) AWS CloudTrail
6 1 (0.25%) Azure Active Directory
6 1 (0.25%) SaaS
6 1 (0.25%) Virtual Private Cloud
Communications & Networking
1 307 (76.94%) OSPF
2 223 (55.89%) Firewall
3 177 (44.36%) WAN
4 174 (43.61%) MPLS
5 150 (37.59%) Cisco Nexus
6 146 (36.59%) LAN
7 130 (32.58%) VPN
8 129 (32.33%) Cisco ASA
9 113 (28.32%) TCP/IP
10 103 (25.81%) EIGRP
11 83 (20.80%) Network Security
12 77 (19.30%) IPsec
12 77 (19.30%) Wireless
13 75 (18.80%) DNS
14 65 (16.29%) VLAN
15 52 (13.03%) Cisco IOS
16 51 (12.78%) HSRP
17 49 (12.28%) F5 BIG-IP LTM
17 49 (12.28%) SSL
18 42 (10.53%) Multicast
Database & Business Intelligence
1 7 (1.75%) SQL Server
2 4 (1.00%) MySQL
3 1 (0.25%) Amazon RDS
3 1 (0.25%) Azure SQL Database
3 1 (0.25%) SQL Server 2008
Development Applications
1 5 (1.25%) JIRA
2 4 (1.00%) VSS/SourceSafe
3 3 (0.75%) JMeter
4 1 (0.25%) Jenkins
4 1 (0.25%) JUnit
4 1 (0.25%) Selenium
4 1 (0.25%) Sonatype Nexus
4 1 (0.25%) WebDriver
General
1 60 (15.04%) Finance
2 56 (14.04%) Telecoms
3 15 (3.76%) Banking
4 8 (2.01%) Financial Institution
4 8 (2.01%) Retail
5 6 (1.50%) Investment Banking
6 4 (1.00%) Marketing
7 3 (0.75%) Electronics
7 3 (0.75%) Multimedia
8 2 (0.50%) Billing
8 2 (0.50%) Legal
9 1 (0.25%) Aerospace
9 1 (0.25%) Automotive
9 1 (0.25%) Back Office
9 1 (0.25%) Corporate Banking
9 1 (0.25%) German Language
9 1 (0.25%) International Banking
9 1 (0.25%) Manufacturing
9 1 (0.25%) Publishing
9 1 (0.25%) Spanish Language
Job Titles
1 210 (52.63%) Network Engineer
2 65 (16.29%) Cisco Engineer
3 60 (15.04%) Cisco Network Engineer
4 31 (7.77%) Architect
5 30 (7.52%) Senior Network Engineer
6 28 (7.02%) Consultant
7 27 (6.77%) Analyst
7 27 (6.77%) Security Engineer
8 24 (6.02%) Network Security Engineer
9 21 (5.26%) Network Analyst
9 21 (5.26%) Network Architect
9 21 (5.26%) Network Support
10 18 (4.51%) Support Engineer
11 16 (4.01%) Juniper Engineer
11 16 (4.01%) Network Support Engineer
12 14 (3.51%) IP Network Engineer
13 12 (3.01%) Designer
13 12 (3.01%) IP Engineer
13 12 (3.01%) NOC Engineer
13 12 (3.01%) Senior Cisco Engineer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 25 (6.27%) 802.1X
2 6 (1.50%) CSS
2 6 (1.50%) POSIX
3 5 (1.25%) XMPP
4 4 (1.00%) Middleware
5 3 (0.75%) REST
6 2 (0.50%) RESTful
6 2 (0.50%) RFC 2544
6 2 (0.50%) Web Services
7 1 (0.25%) .NET
7 1 (0.25%) .NET Framework
7 1 (0.25%) ASP.NET
7 1 (0.25%) ASP.NET Web API
7 1 (0.25%) jQuery
7 1 (0.25%) JSON
7 1 (0.25%) Kafka
7 1 (0.25%) OpenDaylight
7 1 (0.25%) SOAP
Miscellaneous
1 123 (30.83%) Data Centre
2 27 (6.77%) Analytical Skills
3 17 (4.26%) PKI
4 9 (2.26%) Computer Science
5 7 (1.75%) Management Information System
6 6 (1.50%) Driving Licence
7 5 (1.25%) Distributed Denial-of-Service
7 5 (1.25%) Hedge funds
7 5 (1.25%) RSA SecurID
8 4 (1.00%) Cryptography
8 4 (1.00%) Private Cloud
8 4 (1.00%) Video Conferencing
9 3 (0.75%) EMC VMAX
9 3 (0.75%) EMC VNX
9 3 (0.75%) IPTV
9 3 (0.75%) Over-the-Top Content
9 3 (0.75%) Social Network
9 3 (0.75%) STB
9 3 (0.75%) Video on Demand
10 2 (0.50%) User Experience
Operating Systems
1 48 (12.03%) Windows
2 33 (8.27%) Linux
2 33 (8.27%) Unix
3 10 (2.51%) Windows Server
4 8 (2.01%) Windows Server 2008
5 5 (1.25%) Windows Server 2003
5 5 (1.25%) Windows Server 2012
6 3 (0.75%) AIX
6 3 (0.75%) Android
6 3 (0.75%) Ubuntu
6 3 (0.75%) Windows 7
7 2 (0.50%) Mac OS X
7 2 (0.50%) Windows 2000
8 1 (0.25%) CentOS
8 1 (0.25%) Mandriva Linux
8 1 (0.25%) Solaris
8 1 (0.25%) Windows 10
8 1 (0.25%) Windows 8
8 1 (0.25%) Windows XP
Processes & Methodologies
1 47 (11.78%) Load Balancing
2 43 (10.78%) ITIL
3 42 (10.53%) Network Design
4 40 (10.03%) Network Management
5 33 (8.27%) Change Management
6 29 (7.27%) Migration
7 21 (5.26%) Network Architecture
8 17 (4.26%) Change Control
9 16 (4.01%) Network Monitoring
9 16 (4.01%) Project Management
10 14 (3.51%) Mentoring
10 14 (3.51%) Open Source
11 13 (3.26%) High Availability
12 12 (3.01%) Penetration Testing
12 12 (3.01%) Service Delivery
13 10 (2.51%) Information Security
13 10 (2.51%) Low Latency
14 9 (2.26%) Configuration Management
14 9 (2.26%) CRM
14 9 (2.26%) Security Monitoring
Programming Languages
1 15 (3.76%) Python
2 13 (3.26%) C
3 10 (2.51%) Java
4 9 (2.26%) Shell Script
5 5 (1.25%) PHP
6 4 (1.00%) Perl
7 3 (0.75%) PowerShell
7 3 (0.75%) SQL
8 1 (0.25%) Bash Shell
8 1 (0.25%) C#
8 1 (0.25%) JavaScript
8 1 (0.25%) Lisp
8 1 (0.25%) Ruby
Qualifications
1 243 (60.90%) Cisco Certification
2 192 (48.12%) CCNP
3 95 (23.81%) CCNA
4 55 (13.78%) Security Cleared
5 54 (13.53%) CCIE
6 49 (12.28%) SC Cleared
7 23 (5.76%) CCDP
8 19 (4.76%) Degree
9 17 (4.26%) JNCIA
9 17 (4.26%) JNCIS
10 12 (3.01%) CISSP
11 7 (1.75%) CCDA
11 7 (1.75%) CCIP
11 7 (1.75%) JNCIE
12 6 (1.50%) CCSA
12 6 (1.50%) CCSP
13 5 (1.25%) JNCIP
14 4 (1.00%) ITIL Certification
14 4 (1.00%) PRINCE2 Certification
15 3 (0.75%) CISM
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 20 (5.01%) SLA
2 13 (3.26%) PCI DSS
3 3 (0.75%) COBIT
3 3 (0.75%) ISO27002
4 2 (0.50%) ISO 9001
4 2 (0.50%) ISO/IEC 27001
System Software
1 22 (5.51%) VMware Infrastructure
2 19 (4.76%) Active Directory
3 9 (2.26%) Firmware
4 8 (2.01%) Hyper-V
5 7 (1.75%) VMware ESX
6 5 (1.25%) KVM
7 4 (1.00%) BIND 9
7 4 (1.00%) ProxySG
7 4 (1.00%) vCloud
7 4 (1.00%) VMware ESXi
7 4 (1.00%) vSphere
8 3 (0.75%) EMC RecoverPoint
9 2 (0.50%) DFS Replication
9 2 (0.50%) NFS
9 2 (0.50%) Virtual Servers
9 2 (0.50%) VirtualBox
9 2 (0.50%) XenServer
10 1 (0.25%) Docker
10 1 (0.25%) etcd
10 1 (0.25%) Virtual Machines
Systems Management
1 18 (4.51%) Cisco Prime
2 9 (2.26%) Nagios
3 8 (2.01%) Cisco CUCM
3 8 (2.01%) FortiGate
3 8 (2.01%) OPNET
4 7 (1.75%) Cacti
4 7 (1.75%) Graphite
4 7 (1.75%) Nessus
5 5 (1.25%) OpenView
5 5 (1.25%) Opscode Chef
5 5 (1.25%) Puppet
6 4 (1.00%) HP Quality Center
6 4 (1.00%) SolarWinds Orion
7 3 (0.75%) CA Spectrum
7 3 (0.75%) SCCM
7 3 (0.75%) vRealize
7 3 (0.75%) WhatsUp Gold
8 2 (0.50%) Endace
8 2 (0.50%) HP SIM
8 2 (0.50%) Pingdom
Vendors
1 352 (88.22%) Cisco
2 166 (41.60%) Juniper
3 108 (27.07%) CheckPoint
4 106 (26.57%) F5
5 70 (17.54%) Palo Alto
6 40 (10.03%) VMware
7 34 (8.52%) Fortinet
7 34 (8.52%) HP
8 31 (7.77%) Microsoft
9 27 (6.77%) SolarWinds
10 23 (5.76%) Riverbed
11 21 (5.26%) Aruba
12 19 (4.76%) Blue Coat
13 16 (4.01%) Huawei
14 12 (3.01%) Avaya
14 12 (3.01%) Meraki
14 12 (3.01%) Nokia
15 11 (2.76%) Splunk
16 10 (2.51%) Citrix
16 10 (2.51%) Dell
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