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 28 July 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
28 Jul 2015
Same period 2014 Same period 2013
Border Gateway Protocol (BGP)
Rank 304 327 377
Rank change year-on-year
+23 +50
Contract jobs citing BGP 344 266 186
As % of all contract IT jobs located in England 0.67% 0.54% 0.40%
As % of the Communications & Networking category 4.73% 3.89% 2.91%
Number of daily rates quoted 208 149 95
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£394 £375 £350
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+5.00% +7.14%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £265 £261 £281
10% offered a daily rate of more than £495 £488 £423
UK excluding London average daily rate £364 £350 £330
% change year-on-year
+3.92% +6.06%
Number of hourly rates quoted 3 7 4
Average hourly rate £47.83 £40.00 £49.00
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
+19.57% -18.36%
UK excluding London average hourly rate £47.83 £40.00 £41.00
% change year-on-year
+19.57% -2.43%
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
7272 6840 6387
As % of all contract IT jobs located in England 14.07% 13.85% 13.74%
Number of daily rates quoted 4237 3708 3381
Average daily rate £375 £362 £350
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+3.66% +3.35%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £225 £210 £200
10% offered a daily rate of more than £505 £500 £495
UK excluding London average daily rate £350 £335 £320
% change year-on-year
+4.47% +4.68%
Number of hourly rates quoted 447 393 451
Average hourly rate £21.00 £20.00 £25.00
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
+5.00% -20.00%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £12.35 £12.00 £14.00
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £47.83 £42.05 £42.50
UK excluding London average hourly rate £21.53 £20.00 £25.50
% change year-on-year
+7.62% -21.56%

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 28 July 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 28 July 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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statistics and historical trends)
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 +39 170 £425 +6.25% 42
South East +6 82 £375 +7.14% 32
North West -1 34 £375 +33.92% 6
South West +3 20 £475 +15.15% 9
West Midlands -2 14 £315 +3.70% 5
Yorkshire -28 11 £375 -3.22% 5
East of England -2 10 £265 -20.89% 8
North East -23 3 £282 +18.73%
East Midlands -2 1 £363 +3.57% 1
BGP
UK

BGP
Top 30 Related IT Skills in England

For the 6 months to 28 July 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.

1 589 (88.31%) Cisco
2 521 (78.11%) OSPF
3 427 (64.02%) Cisco Certification
4 420 (62.97%) Firewall
5 355 (53.22%) MPLS
6 326 (48.88%) CCNP
7 314 (47.08%) WAN
8 289 (43.33%) LAN
9 274 (41.08%) EIGRP
10 258 (38.68%) VPN
11 237 (35.53%) CheckPoint
12 234 (35.08%) Juniper
13 225 (33.73%) Cisco ASA
14 223 (33.43%) F5
15 198 (29.69%) TCP/IP
16 190 (28.49%) Data Centre
17 184 (27.59%) Wireless
18 172 (25.79%) Network Security
19 171 (25.64%) DNS
20 165 (24.74%) IPsec
21 159 (23.84%) Cisco Nexus
22 146 (21.89%) CCNA
23 133 (19.94%) HSRP
24 132 (19.79%) Load Balancing
25 131 (19.64%) Finance
26 122 (18.29%) CCIE
27 121 (18.14%) DHCP
27 121 (18.14%) Cisco IOS
28 113 (16.94%) VLAN
29 104 (15.59%) SolarWinds

BGP
Top Related IT Skills in England by Category

For the 6 months to 28 July 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 14 (2.10%) IIS
2 11 (1.65%) MS Exchange
3 10 (1.50%) Apache
4 9 (1.35%) Lync
5 7 (1.05%) nginx
5 7 (1.05%) Confluence
5 7 (1.05%) MediaWiki
6 6 (0.90%) Exchange Server 2013
6 6 (0.90%) Exchange Server 2010
6 6 (0.90%) Exchange Server 2007
7 5 (0.75%) SharePoint
8 2 (0.30%) CMS
9 1 (0.15%) Exchange Server 2000
9 1 (0.15%) Exchange Server 2003
9 1 (0.15%) Tomcat
Applications
1 16 (2.40%) MS Visio
2 14 (2.10%) MS Office
3 10 (1.50%) MS Excel
4 3 (0.45%) MS PowerPoint
5 1 (0.15%) Fireworks
Business Applications
1 3 (0.45%) SAP Oil and Gas
Cloud Services
1 10 (1.50%) SaaS
2 5 (0.75%) Microsoft Azure
3 3 (0.45%) Amazon AWS
4 2 (0.30%) Office 365
4 2 (0.30%) Cloud Computing
5 1 (0.15%) Mimecast
Communications & Networking
1 521 (78.11%) OSPF
2 420 (62.97%) Firewall
3 355 (53.22%) MPLS
4 314 (47.08%) WAN
5 289 (43.33%) LAN
6 274 (41.08%) EIGRP
7 258 (38.68%) VPN
8 225 (33.73%) Cisco ASA
9 198 (29.69%) TCP/IP
10 184 (27.59%) Wireless
11 172 (25.79%) Network Security
12 171 (25.64%) DNS
13 165 (24.74%) IPsec
14 159 (23.84%) Cisco Nexus
15 133 (19.94%) HSRP
16 121 (18.14%) Cisco IOS
16 121 (18.14%) DHCP
17 113 (16.94%) VLAN
18 101 (15.14%) Ethernet
19 97 (14.54%) Spanning Tree
Database & Business Intelligence
1 14 (2.10%) SQL Server
2 12 (1.80%) MySQL
3 8 (1.20%) Oracle Database
4 7 (1.05%) PostgreSQL
5 6 (0.90%) Relational Database
6 2 (0.30%) DB2
7 1 (0.15%) SQL Server 2008
Development Applications
1 13 (1.95%) VSS/SourceSafe
2 7 (1.05%) Subversion
2 7 (1.05%) JIRA
2 7 (1.05%) Git (software)
2 7 (1.05%) Hudson
2 7 (1.05%) Jenkins
3 1 (0.15%) Ant
3 1 (0.15%) GCC
General
1 131 (19.64%) Finance
2 89 (13.34%) Telecoms
3 49 (7.35%) Banking
4 20 (3.00%) Multimedia
5 18 (2.70%) Investment Banking
6 15 (2.25%) Marketing
7 14 (2.10%) Retail
8 11 (1.65%) Financial Institution
9 7 (1.05%) Billing
10 6 (0.90%) Games
11 5 (0.75%) Electronics
11 5 (0.75%) Manufacturing
12 4 (0.60%) Legal
13 3 (0.45%) Advertising
13 3 (0.45%) Back Office
14 2 (0.30%) Publishing
14 2 (0.30%) Corporate Banking
15 1 (0.15%) French Language
15 1 (0.15%) German Language
15 1 (0.15%) Spanish Language
Job Titles
1 382 (57.27%) Network Engineer
2 59 (8.85%) Senior Network Engineer
3 55 (8.25%) Architect
4 45 (6.75%) Cisco Engineer
5 43 (6.45%) Security Engineer
6 40 (6.00%) Network Architect
7 38 (5.70%) Network Security Engineer
8 37 (5.55%) Network Specialist
9 36 (5.40%) Design Engineer
10 34 (5.10%) Consultant
11 31 (4.65%) Cisco Network Engineer
12 30 (4.50%) IP Engineer
13 25 (3.75%) Project Manager
14 20 (3.00%) Network Consultant
14 20 (3.00%) Network Design Engineer
14 20 (3.00%) Implementation Engineer
15 18 (2.70%) Designer
15 18 (2.70%) Support Engineer
16 17 (2.55%) Network Support
17 16 (2.40%) Firewall Engineer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 75 (11.24%) 802.1X
2 12 (1.80%) CSS
3 6 (0.90%) XMPP
4 4 (0.60%) LAMP
5 2 (0.30%) Silverlight
5 2 (0.30%) Regular Expression
5 2 (0.30%) Middleware
6 1 (0.15%) HTML
6 1 (0.15%) Web Services
Miscellaneous
1 190 (28.49%) Data Centre
2 35 (5.25%) Distributed Denial-of-Service
3 34 (5.10%) PKI
4 29 (4.35%) Video Conferencing
5 24 (3.60%) Clustering
6 19 (2.85%) Analytical Skills
7 15 (2.25%) Enterprise Software
8 14 (2.10%) User Experience
9 12 (1.80%) Computer Science
10 11 (1.65%) EMC VNX
11 10 (1.50%) Fat Client
11 10 (1.50%) Thin Client
12 9 (1.35%) IVR
13 8 (1.20%) Cryptography
13 8 (1.20%) Management Information System
13 8 (1.20%) Replication
13 8 (1.20%) Celerra
13 8 (1.20%) Eurex
14 7 (1.05%) Wiki
15 5 (0.75%) DTV
Operating Systems
1 92 (13.79%) Linux
2 91 (13.64%) Windows
3 80 (11.99%) UNIX
4 32 (4.80%) Solaris
5 10 (1.50%) Windows Server 2008
5 10 (1.50%) Windows Server 2012
6 9 (1.35%) Windows Server 2003
7 8 (1.20%) Ubuntu
8 7 (1.05%) Debian
8 7 (1.05%) CentOS
8 7 (1.05%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
9 3 (0.45%) SUSE
10 2 (0.30%) AIX
10 2 (0.30%) Oracle Linux
11 1 (0.15%) Windows 7
11 1 (0.15%) HPUX
11 1 (0.15%) Windows 2000
11 1 (0.15%) Mac OS X
Processes & Methodologies
1 132 (19.79%) Load Balancing
2 88 (13.19%) Network Design
3 78 (11.69%) ITIL
4 68 (10.19%) Network Management
5 50 (7.50%) Migration
6 46 (6.90%) Network Monitoring
7 37 (5.55%) Capacity Planning
8 35 (5.25%) Service Delivery
9 33 (4.95%) Project Management
10 28 (4.20%) Change Control
11 26 (3.90%) DDoS Mitigation
12 25 (3.75%) E-Commerce
13 23 (3.45%) Kalman Filter
14 22 (3.30%) Configuration Management
15 21 (3.15%) Disaster Recovery
15 21 (3.15%) Network Architecture
16 20 (3.00%) Low Latency
17 19 (2.85%) Change Management
17 19 (2.85%) PRINCE2
18 18 (2.70%) Performance Management
Programming Languages
1 21 (3.15%) Perl
2 17 (2.55%) SQL
3 15 (2.25%) Lisp
4 14 (2.10%) Python
5 12 (1.80%) PHP
6 10 (1.50%) VB
7 9 (1.35%) Ruby
8 7 (1.05%) Bash Shell
9 6 (0.90%) C
10 5 (0.75%) Tcl
11 4 (0.60%) Java
12 3 (0.45%) JavaScript
13 2 (0.30%) VBScript
13 2 (0.30%) Shell Script
Qualifications
1 427 (64.02%) Cisco Certification
2 326 (48.88%) CCNP
3 146 (21.89%) CCNA
4 122 (18.29%) CCIE
5 60 (9.00%) Security Cleared
6 50 (7.50%) SC Cleared
7 45 (6.75%) Degree
8 40 (6.00%) CCIP
9 32 (4.80%) CCSA
10 30 (4.50%) CCSE
11 25 (3.75%) CCDP
12 19 (2.85%) JNCIS
12 19 (2.85%) DV Cleared
13 16 (2.40%) JNCIP
14 11 (1.65%) JNCIA
15 9 (1.35%) Check Point Certification
16 8 (1.20%) PMP
16 8 (1.20%) PMI Certification
16 8 (1.20%) CISSP
16 8 (1.20%) CCDA
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 22 (3.30%) SLA
2 4 (0.60%) QA
3 2 (0.30%) PCI DSS
3 2 (0.30%) ISO/IEC 27001
4 1 (0.15%) COBIT
4 1 (0.15%) Sarbanes-Oxley
System Software
1 53 (7.95%) VMware Infrastructure
2 23 (3.45%) Active Directory
3 15 (2.25%) XenApp
4 13 (1.95%) vSphere
5 12 (1.80%) XenServer
5 12 (1.80%) VMware ESX
6 11 (1.65%) Snort
7 10 (1.50%) ProxySG
8 8 (1.20%) Terminal Services
8 8 (1.20%) Hyper-V
8 8 (1.20%) EMC RecoverPoint
9 7 (1.05%) Postfix
9 7 (1.05%) XenDesktop
9 7 (1.05%) Samba
9 7 (1.05%) iptables
10 3 (0.45%) vCloud
11 2 (0.30%) NFS
11 2 (0.30%) FreeRADIUS
11 2 (0.30%) Firmware
11 2 (0.30%) Xen
Systems Management
1 48 (7.20%) Cisco CUCM
2 21 (3.15%) CiscoWorks
3 16 (2.40%) RANCID
4 15 (2.25%) OPNET
5 13 (1.95%) OpenView
6 11 (1.65%) Cacti
6 11 (1.65%) CA Spectrum
7 10 (1.50%) Nagios
8 9 (1.35%) SolarWinds Orion
8 9 (1.35%) FortiGate
8 9 (1.35%) AirWatch
9 8 (1.20%) NetCrunch
9 8 (1.20%) Cisco UCCX
10 7 (1.05%) ZABBIX
10 7 (1.05%) Puppet
11 4 (0.60%) Salt
11 4 (0.60%) EMC NetWorker
11 4 (0.60%) Opscode Chef
12 3 (0.45%) WhatsUp Gold
12 3 (0.45%) Foglight
Vendors
1 589 (88.31%) Cisco
2 237 (35.53%) CheckPoint
3 234 (35.08%) Juniper
4 223 (33.43%) F5
5 104 (15.59%) SolarWinds
6 77 (11.54%) Citrix
7 76 (11.39%) Blue Coat
8 69 (10.34%) VMware
9 61 (9.15%) Aruba
10 55 (8.25%) Infoblox
11 54 (8.10%) HP
12 42 (6.30%) Riverbed
13 37 (5.55%) Microsoft
14 30 (4.50%) Avaya
14 30 (4.50%) Nortel
15 23 (3.45%) Fortinet
16 20 (3.00%) BT
16 20 (3.00%) Sourcefire
17 19 (2.85%) Nokia
18 17 (2.55%) BMC
Manchester
Interquest - IQ Tech
Rate: £350 - £400 per day
Posted: 15 hours ago
London
Austin Fraser
Rate: £250 - £350 per day
Posted: 22 hours ago
Leeds, West Yorkshire
Premier IT
Rate: £250 - £300 per day
Posted: Yesterday
Coventry, West Midlands (County)
Informatiq Consulting
Rate: £220 - £310 per day
Posted: Yesterday
Manchester
Orgtel
Rate: £450 - £500 per day
Posted: Yesterday
Swindon, Wiltshire
LA International Computer Consultants Ltd
Posted: Yesterday
London
Hydrogen Group
Rate: Negotiable
Posted: 5 days ago
London
Austin Fraser
Posted: 6 days ago
Central London / West End
Spencer Rose
Rate: From £450 to £500 per day
Posted: 6 days ago
Hatfield, Hertfordshire
Deerfoot IT Resources Ltd
Rate: £350 - £425 per day
Posted: 6 days ago
Wolverhampton, West Midlands (County)
Pro-Quest Resourcing Ltd
Rate: Unspecified
Posted: 6 days ago
Coventry, West Midlands (County)
Spectrum IT Recruitment (South) Ltd
Rate: £250 - £290 per day
Posted: 6 days ago
Slough
Orgtel
Rate: £350 - £380 per day
Posted: 8 days ago
City of London
Venturi
Rate: £350 - £400 per day
Posted: 9 days ago
Oxford
Hays IT - Uk Posting account
Rate: £350.00 - £400.00 per day
Posted: 12 days ago
Greater London
OHO Group
Rate: £300 - 500 per day
Posted: 13 days ago
London
Edward Carter Solutions
Rate: £Market Rate
Posted: 14 days ago
London
Austin Fraser Limited
Rate: £500 - £550 per annum + Neg
Posted: 14 days ago
West London
Austin Fraser Limited
Rate: £450 - £500 per day + Neg
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Kent
Austin Fraser Limited
Rate: Market Rate
Posted: 18 days ago