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 11 February 2016 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
11 Feb 2016
Same period 2015 Same period 2014
Border Gateway Protocol (BGP)
Rank 350 271 402
Rank change year-on-year
-79 +131
Contract jobs citing BGP 255 375 181
As % of all contract IT jobs located in England 0.54% 0.80% 0.40%
As % of the Communications & Networking category 3.72% 5.31% 2.94%
Number of daily rates quoted 155 249 106
Average daily rate £363 £350 £378
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+3.57% -7.34%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £275 £250 £275
10% offered a daily rate of more than £500 £450 £500
UK excluding London average daily rate £363 £350 £350
% change year-on-year
+3.57% -
Number of hourly rates quoted 7 1 2
Average hourly rate £43.00 £40.00 £103.75
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
+7.50% -61.44%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £24.40 £40.00 £42.75
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £45.12 £40.00 £164.75
UK excluding London average hourly rate £43.00 £30.00 £180.00
% change year-on-year
+43.33% -83.33%
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
6850 7067 6159
As % of all contract IT jobs located in England 14.52% 15.01% 13.58%
Number of daily rates quoted 4085 3968 3287
Average daily rate £388 £375 £375
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+3.33% -
90% offered a daily rate of more than £240 £220 £216
10% offered a daily rate of more than £550 £500 £525
UK excluding London average daily rate £363 £350 £350
% change year-on-year
+3.57% -
Number of hourly rates quoted 310 415 367
Average hourly rate £27.50 £23.00 £19.00
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
+19.56% +21.05%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £13.00 £12.50 £12.00
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £50.00 £40.00 £42.40
UK excluding London average hourly rate £30.00 £26.00 £21.00
% change year-on-year
+15.38% +23.80%

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 11 February 2016.

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 11 February 2016.

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 11 February 2016. 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
(Use links below to see detailed
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 -64 106 £403 +19.25% 45
South East +9 75 £350 -3.44% 30
South West +6 24 £363 -14.70% 4
Yorkshire -54 18 £305 -2.32% 9
West Midlands -13 10 £375 - 8
North West -26 10 £513 +78.26% 7
East of England +6 6 £363 +81.25% 13
East Midlands -15 1 £300 -32.96% 1
BGP
UK

BGP
Top 30 Related IT Skills in England

For the 6 months to 11 February 2016, 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.

1 486 (89.01%) Cisco
2 429 (78.57%) OSPF
3 337 (61.72%) Cisco Certification
4 328 (60.07%) Firewall
5 280 (51.28%) MPLS
6 273 (50.00%) WAN
7 265 (48.53%) CCNP
8 257 (47.07%) LAN
9 243 (44.51%) VPN
10 239 (43.77%) Juniper
11 228 (41.76%) EIGRP
12 173 (31.68%) CheckPoint
12 173 (31.68%) F5
13 165 (30.22%) Cisco ASA
14 163 (29.85%) Cisco Nexus
15 157 (28.75%) DNS
16 156 (28.57%) TCP/IP
17 155 (28.39%) Data Centre
18 131 (23.99%) IPsec
19 124 (22.71%) Network Security
20 106 (19.41%) VLAN
21 105 (19.23%) CCNA
22 103 (18.86%) CCIE
23 98 (17.95%) DHCP
24 95 (17.40%) Load Balancing
25 93 (17.03%) Wireless
26 90 (16.48%) Cisco IOS
27 85 (15.57%) HSRP
28 80 (14.65%) Finance
28 80 (14.65%) ITIL

BGP
Top Related IT Skills in England by Category

For the 6 months to 11 February 2016, 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 (2.56%) Apache
2 12 (2.20%) nginx
3 6 (1.10%) SharePoint
4 5 (0.92%) Skype for Business
5 4 (0.73%) CMS
6 3 (0.55%) JBoss
6 3 (0.55%) SAS
7 2 (0.37%) Confluence
7 2 (0.37%) Exchange Server 2007
7 2 (0.37%) Exchange Server 2010
7 2 (0.37%) Exchange Server 2013
7 2 (0.37%) IIS
7 2 (0.37%) MediaWiki
7 2 (0.37%) MS Exchange
7 2 (0.37%) OpenStack
8 1 (0.18%) Exchange Server 2003
8 1 (0.18%) Smallworld
8 1 (0.18%) WebLogic
8 1 (0.18%) WebSphere
Applications
1 18 (3.30%) MS Visio
2 15 (2.75%) MS Excel
3 2 (0.37%) MS Office
3 2 (0.37%) MS PowerPoint
Business Applications
1 5 (0.92%) SAP Oil and Gas
2 3 (0.55%) Remedy ITSM
Cloud Services
1 10 (1.83%) Microsoft Azure
2 8 (1.47%) Amazon AWS
2 8 (1.47%) SaaS
3 5 (0.92%) IaaS
4 3 (0.55%) GitHub
5 2 (0.37%) PaaS
5 2 (0.37%) SoftLayer
6 1 (0.18%) AWS CloudFormation
6 1 (0.18%) AWS OpsWorks
Communications & Networking
1 429 (78.57%) OSPF
2 328 (60.07%) Firewall
3 280 (51.28%) MPLS
4 273 (50.00%) WAN
5 257 (47.07%) LAN
6 243 (44.51%) VPN
7 228 (41.76%) EIGRP
8 165 (30.22%) Cisco ASA
9 163 (29.85%) Cisco Nexus
10 157 (28.75%) DNS
11 156 (28.57%) TCP/IP
12 131 (23.99%) IPsec
13 124 (22.71%) Network Security
14 106 (19.41%) VLAN
15 98 (17.95%) DHCP
16 93 (17.03%) Wireless
17 90 (16.48%) Cisco IOS
18 85 (15.57%) HSRP
19 75 (13.74%) Spanning Tree
20 71 (13.00%) SSL
Database & Business Intelligence
1 5 (0.92%) MySQL
2 4 (0.73%) Relational Database
3 2 (0.37%) Big Data
3 2 (0.37%) Informix
3 2 (0.37%) MongoDB
3 2 (0.37%) NoSQL
3 2 (0.37%) PostgreSQL
3 2 (0.37%) RDBMS
3 2 (0.37%) Redis
4 1 (0.18%) Data Warehouse
4 1 (0.18%) GIS
4 1 (0.18%) Oracle Reports
4 1 (0.18%) SQL Server
Development Applications
1 15 (2.75%) VSS/SourceSafe
2 9 (1.65%) Git (software)
2 9 (1.65%) Jenkins
3 7 (1.28%) Subversion
4 6 (1.10%) Hudson
5 4 (0.73%) JIRA
6 2 (0.37%) Sonatype Nexus
7 1 (0.18%) Ant
General
1 80 (14.65%) Finance
2 65 (11.90%) Telecoms
3 34 (6.23%) Banking
4 17 (3.11%) Investment Banking
5 11 (2.01%) Manufacturing
6 10 (1.83%) Spanish Language
7 9 (1.65%) Financial Institution
7 9 (1.65%) Games
7 9 (1.65%) Marketing
8 8 (1.47%) Multimedia
8 8 (1.47%) Retail
9 6 (1.10%) Legal
10 5 (0.92%) Back Office
10 5 (0.92%) Electronics
11 3 (0.55%) Military
12 2 (0.37%) Aerospace
12 2 (0.37%) Automotive
13 1 (0.18%) Advertising
13 1 (0.18%) Law
13 1 (0.18%) Publishing
Job Titles
1 295 (54.03%) Network Engineer
2 106 (19.41%) Cisco Engineer
3 84 (15.38%) Cisco Network Engineer
4 65 (11.90%) Senior Network Engineer
5 40 (7.33%) Designer
5 40 (7.33%) Security Engineer
6 37 (6.78%) Network Designer
7 34 (6.23%) Architect
8 32 (5.86%) Consultant
9 29 (5.31%) Network Security Engineer
10 27 (4.95%) Design Engineer
11 26 (4.76%) Network Support
12 25 (4.58%) Juniper Engineer
12 25 (4.58%) Network Architect
12 25 (4.58%) Support Engineer
13 22 (4.03%) IP Engineer
14 21 (3.85%) Network Consultant
15 20 (3.66%) Network Design Engineer
16 18 (3.30%) Firewall Engineer
16 18 (3.30%) Network Specialist
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 31 (5.68%) 802.1X
2 14 (2.56%) Web Services
3 8 (1.47%) CSS
4 7 (1.28%) Spring
5 5 (0.92%) Silverlight
6 3 (0.55%) Middleware
6 3 (0.55%) POSIX
6 3 (0.55%) RSS
6 3 (0.55%) XMPP
7 2 (0.37%) ActiveMQ
7 2 (0.37%) LAMP
7 2 (0.37%) LAPP Stack
7 2 (0.37%) LEMP Stack
7 2 (0.37%) RabbitMQ
7 2 (0.37%) XML
8 1 (0.18%) boto
8 1 (0.18%) OCX
8 1 (0.18%) RFC 2544
8 1 (0.18%) RFC 2547
8 1 (0.18%) WAP
Miscellaneous
1 155 (28.39%) Data Centre
2 25 (4.58%) Analytical Skills
3 20 (3.66%) Computer Science
4 15 (2.75%) Distributed Denial-of-Service
5 13 (2.38%) MPEG
6 11 (2.01%) Clustering
6 11 (2.01%) Management Information System
6 11 (2.01%) PKI
7 9 (1.65%) Fat Client
7 9 (1.65%) iSeries
7 9 (1.65%) Thin Client
7 9 (1.65%) Video Conferencing
8 8 (1.47%) e-Health
8 8 (1.47%) Enterprise Software
9 7 (1.28%) IPTV
10 5 (0.92%) DTV
10 5 (0.92%) Smart Meter
10 5 (0.92%) Statistics
10 5 (0.92%) Streaming Video
10 5 (0.92%) Video on Demand
Operating Systems
1 80 (14.65%) Linux
2 46 (8.42%) Windows
3 41 (7.51%) Unix
4 19 (3.48%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
5 18 (3.30%) Windows Server
6 13 (2.38%) CentOS
7 8 (1.47%) Windows Server 2008
8 7 (1.28%) CatOS
9 6 (1.10%) Ubuntu
10 5 (0.92%) Debian
10 5 (0.92%) Windows Server 2012
11 3 (0.55%) Solaris
12 2 (0.37%) Windows Server 2003
13 1 (0.18%) Windows 2000
13 1 (0.18%) Windows 7
Processes & Methodologies
1 95 (17.40%) Load Balancing
2 80 (14.65%) ITIL
3 75 (13.74%) Network Design
4 72 (13.19%) Migration
5 47 (8.61%) High Availability
6 37 (6.78%) Change Management
7 26 (4.76%) Project Management
8 24 (4.40%) Network Architecture
9 23 (4.21%) Service Delivery
10 21 (3.85%) Load Testing
11 20 (3.66%) Network Management
11 20 (3.66%) Network Monitoring
12 19 (3.48%) Validation
13 18 (3.30%) Mentoring
14 15 (2.75%) Agile Software Development
15 14 (2.56%) Kalman Filter
16 13 (2.38%) Low Latency
16 13 (2.38%) Problem Management
17 10 (1.83%) Capacity Planning
17 10 (1.83%) Technical Architecture
Programming Languages
1 25 (4.58%) Python
2 20 (3.66%) Bash Shell
2 20 (3.66%) Perl
3 14 (2.56%) C
4 13 (2.38%) Lisp
5 11 (2.01%) Java
6 10 (1.83%) SQL
7 7 (1.28%) Shell Script
8 6 (1.10%) Ruby
9 5 (0.92%) PHP
10 4 (0.73%) PowerShell
11 3 (0.55%) Korn
12 2 (0.37%) JavaScript
Qualifications
1 337 (61.72%) Cisco Certification
2 265 (48.53%) CCNP
3 105 (19.23%) CCNA
4 103 (18.86%) CCIE
5 73 (13.37%) Security Cleared
6 69 (12.64%) SC Cleared
7 45 (8.24%) Degree
8 31 (5.68%) CCSE
9 28 (5.13%) JNCIP
9 28 (5.13%) JNCIS
10 26 (4.76%) JNCIA
11 23 (4.21%) DV Cleared
12 21 (3.85%) CCDP
13 20 (3.66%) CCSA
14 19 (3.48%) CISSP
15 18 (3.30%) JNCIE
16 9 (1.65%) Check Point Certification
17 7 (1.28%) CCNP Voice
17 7 (1.28%) ITIL Certification
18 5 (0.92%) Microsoft Certification
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 22 (4.03%) SLA
2 3 (0.55%) PCI DSS
3 2 (0.37%) ISO/IEC 27001
4 1 (0.18%) Sarbanes-Oxley
System Software
1 40 (7.33%) VMware Infrastructure
2 16 (2.93%) Snort
3 10 (1.83%) Active Directory
4 8 (1.47%) iptables
4 8 (1.47%) VMware ESX
5 7 (1.28%) Samba
6 5 (0.92%) Postfix
7 4 (0.73%) Docker
7 4 (0.73%) NFS
8 3 (0.55%) Sendmail
8 3 (0.55%) vCloud
8 3 (0.55%) VMware ESXi
8 3 (0.55%) XenApp
8 3 (0.55%) XenDesktop
9 2 (0.37%) KVM
9 2 (0.37%) pfSense
9 2 (0.37%) ProxySG
9 2 (0.37%) Varnish
9 2 (0.37%) VirtualBox
9 2 (0.37%) vSphere
Systems Management
1 28 (5.13%) Cisco CUCM
1 28 (5.13%) FortiGate
2 16 (2.93%) Proventia
3 14 (2.56%) CiscoWorks
3 14 (2.56%) SolarWinds Orion
4 12 (2.20%) OpenView
5 9 (1.65%) Cacti
5 9 (1.65%) Puppet
6 7 (1.28%) Nagios
6 7 (1.28%) WhatsUp Gold
7 6 (1.10%) Cisco UCCX
8 5 (0.92%) Iperf
9 4 (0.73%) Ansible
9 4 (0.73%) Cisco UCCE
10 3 (0.55%) Cisco Prime
10 3 (0.55%) HP Quality Center
10 3 (0.55%) Opscode Chef
10 3 (0.55%) Opsview
10 3 (0.55%) systemd
10 3 (0.55%) ZABBIX
Vendors
1 486 (89.01%) Cisco
2 239 (43.77%) Juniper
3 173 (31.68%) CheckPoint
3 173 (31.68%) F5
4 63 (11.54%) Palo Alto
5 55 (10.07%) VMware
6 49 (8.97%) SolarWinds
7 48 (8.79%) HP
8 44 (8.06%) Blue Coat
9 37 (6.78%) Citrix
10 31 (5.68%) Fortinet
11 28 (5.13%) Aruba
11 28 (5.13%) Microsoft
11 28 (5.13%) Sourcefire
12 20 (3.66%) BT
13 18 (3.30%) Riverbed
14 17 (3.11%) Infoblox
15 15 (2.75%) Red Hat
16 13 (2.38%) Brocade
17 12 (2.20%) IBM
London
Scott-Merrick LLP
Rate: Market rates - flexible
Posted: 14 hours ago
London
Experis Ltd
Posted: 3 days ago
Southampton, Hampshire
LA International
Rate: £300 - £340 per day
Posted: 3 days ago
City of London
Venturi
Rate: £300 - £350 per day
Posted: 7 days ago