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 9 December 2016 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
9 Dec 2016
Same period 2015 Same period 2014
Border Gateway Protocol (BGP)
Rank 384 364 276
Rank change year-on-year
-20 -88
Contract jobs citing BGP 228 264 418
As % of all contract IT jobs located in England 0.50% 0.52% 0.81%
As % of the Communications & Networking category 3.35% 3.66% 5.56%
Number of daily rates quoted 150 167 252
Median daily rate £400 £388 £350
Median daily rate % change year-on-year
+3.22% +10.71%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £265 £268 £227
10% offered a daily rate of more than £525 £475 £475
UK excluding London median daily rate £379 £351 £360
% change year-on-year
+7.82% -2.43%
Number of hourly rates quoted 3 10 6
Median hourly rate £22.50 £45.00 £37.50
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year
-50.00% +20.00%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £15.30 £31.10 £32.25
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £28.19 £47.83 £41.50
UK excluding London median hourly rate £29.61 £44.00 £30.00
% change year-on-year
-32.70% +46.66%
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
6799 7208 7523
As % of all contract IT jobs located in England 14.83% 14.28% 14.60%
Number of daily rates quoted 4117 4285 4379
Median daily rate £400 £400 £363
Median daily rate % change year-on-year
- +10.34%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £225 £250 £210
10% offered a daily rate of more than £550 £540 £500
UK excluding London median daily rate £375 £375 £350
% change year-on-year
- +7.14%
Number of hourly rates quoted 366 440 410
Median hourly rate £28.00 £22.50 £21.50
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year
+24.44% +4.65%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £13.00 £12.00 £12.50
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £50.00 £45.31 £40.20
UK excluding London median hourly rate £27.50 £22.50 £23.13
% change year-on-year
+22.22% -2.70%

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 9 December 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 9 December 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 median contractor rates quoted in IT jobs citing BGP within the England region over the 3 months to 9 December 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
(Click see detailed
statistics and trends)
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 -8 103 £425 +6.25% 22
South East +15 62 £425 +17.24% 15
West Midlands +7 24 £375 -21.05% 7
Yorkshire +12 12 £335 -4.28% 3
North West +12 12 £320 -12.02% 8
East of England -12 8 £350 -9.67% 4
South West +6 7 £425 +13.33% 1
North East - 1 £275 -
BGP
UK

BGP
Top 30 Related IT Skills in England

For the 6 months to 9 December 2016, 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.

1 393 (86.00%) Cisco
2 350 (76.59%) OSPF
3 273 (59.74%) Cisco Certification
4 268 (58.64%) Firewall
5 217 (47.48%) CCNP
6 191 (41.79%) WAN
7 178 (38.95%) Juniper
7 178 (38.95%) MPLS
8 173 (37.86%) VPN
9 164 (35.89%) Cisco Nexus
10 160 (35.01%) LAN
11 156 (34.14%) Cisco ASA
12 152 (33.26%) Data Centre
13 144 (31.51%) CheckPoint
14 136 (29.76%) F5
15 133 (29.10%) TCP/IP
16 119 (26.04%) EIGRP
17 107 (23.41%) CCNA
18 103 (22.54%) IPsec
19 96 (21.01%) Wireless
20 94 (20.57%) Network Security
21 86 (18.82%) Palo Alto
22 85 (18.60%) DNS
23 83 (18.16%) VLAN
24 74 (16.19%) Security Cleared
24 74 (16.19%) HSRP
25 70 (15.32%) Finance
26 69 (15.10%) SSL
26 69 (15.10%) Load Balancing
26 69 (15.10%) F5 BIG-IP LTM

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 (1.75%) MS Exchange
2 7 (1.53%) Apache
2 7 (1.53%) nginx
3 6 (1.31%) Exchange Server 2010
3 6 (1.31%) OpenStack
4 4 (0.88%) Exchange Server 2013
5 2 (0.44%) CMS
5 2 (0.44%) Confluence
5 2 (0.44%) Elasticsearch
5 2 (0.44%) Exchange Server 2007
5 2 (0.44%) JBoss
5 2 (0.44%) MediaWiki
5 2 (0.44%) WebSphere
6 1 (0.22%) IIS
6 1 (0.22%) SAS
6 1 (0.22%) Skype for Business
6 1 (0.22%) Tomcat
6 1 (0.22%) WildFly
Applications
1 12 (2.63%) MS Excel
2 10 (2.19%) MS Visio
3 3 (0.66%) MS Office
Cloud Services
1 18 (3.94%) Microsoft Azure
2 17 (3.72%) Amazon AWS
3 8 (1.75%) Office 365
4 6 (1.31%) Cloud Computing
5 3 (0.66%) AWS CloudFormation
6 1 (0.22%) Amazon EC2
6 1 (0.22%) Amazon S3
6 1 (0.22%) AWS CloudTrail
6 1 (0.22%) Azure Active Directory
6 1 (0.22%) SaaS
6 1 (0.22%) Virtual Private Cloud
Communications & Networking
1 350 (76.59%) OSPF
2 268 (58.64%) Firewall
3 191 (41.79%) WAN
4 178 (38.95%) MPLS
5 173 (37.86%) VPN
6 164 (35.89%) Cisco Nexus
7 160 (35.01%) LAN
8 156 (34.14%) Cisco ASA
9 133 (29.10%) TCP/IP
10 119 (26.04%) EIGRP
11 103 (22.54%) IPsec
12 96 (21.01%) Wireless
13 94 (20.57%) Network Security
14 85 (18.60%) DNS
15 83 (18.16%) VLAN
16 74 (16.19%) HSRP
17 69 (15.10%) F5 BIG-IP LTM
17 69 (15.10%) SSL
18 55 (12.04%) Cisco IOS
19 52 (11.38%) VRRP
Database & Business Intelligence
1 8 (1.75%) SQL Server
2 6 (1.31%) MySQL
3 2 (0.44%) PostgreSQL
4 1 (0.22%) Amazon RDS
4 1 (0.22%) Azure SQL Database
4 1 (0.22%) Relational Database
4 1 (0.22%) SQL Server 2008
Development Applications
1 8 (1.75%) VSS/SourceSafe
2 7 (1.53%) JIRA
3 4 (0.88%) Jenkins
4 2 (0.44%) Git (software)
4 2 (0.44%) Hudson
4 2 (0.44%) JMeter
4 2 (0.44%) Subversion
5 1 (0.22%) Selenium
5 1 (0.22%) Sonatype Nexus
5 1 (0.22%) WebDriver
General
1 70 (15.32%) Finance
2 43 (9.41%) Telecoms
3 15 (3.28%) Banking
4 9 (1.97%) Financial Institution
5 8 (1.75%) Retail
6 7 (1.53%) Investment Banking
7 4 (0.88%) Multimedia
8 3 (0.66%) German Language
8 3 (0.66%) Marketing
8 3 (0.66%) Publishing
9 2 (0.44%) Aerospace
9 2 (0.44%) Games
9 2 (0.44%) Legal
10 1 (0.22%) Automotive
10 1 (0.22%) Billing
10 1 (0.22%) Corporate Banking
10 1 (0.22%) Electronics
10 1 (0.22%) International Banking
10 1 (0.22%) Law
10 1 (0.22%) Manufacturing
Job Titles
1 241 (52.74%) Network Engineer
2 75 (16.41%) Cisco Engineer
3 71 (15.54%) Cisco Network Engineer
4 38 (8.32%) Senior Network Engineer
5 34 (7.44%) Security Engineer
6 32 (7.00%) Architect
7 30 (6.56%) Consultant
7 30 (6.56%) Network Security Engineer
8 26 (5.69%) Analyst
9 21 (4.60%) Network Analyst
9 21 (4.60%) Network Architect
10 17 (3.72%) Network Support
11 16 (3.50%) Juniper Engineer
12 15 (3.28%) Designer
12 15 (3.28%) Firewall Engineer
12 15 (3.28%) Support Engineer
13 14 (3.06%) Network Support Engineer
13 14 (3.06%) Senior Cisco Engineer
14 13 (2.84%) Cisco Analyst
14 13 (2.84%) Cisco Network Analyst
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 35 (7.66%) 802.1X
2 16 (3.50%) CSS
3 7 (1.53%) Middleware
4 4 (0.88%) POSIX
4 4 (0.88%) RESTful
5 3 (0.66%) REST
5 3 (0.66%) XMPP
6 2 (0.44%) RFC 2544
6 2 (0.44%) Silverlight
6 2 (0.44%) Web Services
7 1 (0.22%) .NET Framework
7 1 (0.22%) Apache Flex
7 1 (0.22%) ASP.NET Web API
7 1 (0.22%) jQuery
7 1 (0.22%) JSON
7 1 (0.22%) Kafka
7 1 (0.22%) LAMP
7 1 (0.22%) LAPP Stack
7 1 (0.22%) LEMP Stack
7 1 (0.22%) OpenDaylight
Miscellaneous
1 152 (33.26%) Data Centre
2 29 (6.35%) Analytical Skills
3 18 (3.94%) PKI
4 10 (2.19%) Hedge funds
4 10 (2.19%) Management Information System
5 9 (1.97%) Distributed Denial-of-Service
6 7 (1.53%) Private Cloud
6 7 (1.53%) User Experience
7 6 (1.31%) CESG
7 6 (1.31%) Computer Science
8 5 (1.09%) IPTV
8 5 (1.09%) Video Conferencing
8 5 (1.09%) Video on Demand
8 5 (1.09%) Visualisation
9 4 (0.88%) Cryptography
9 4 (0.88%) Driving Licence
9 4 (0.88%) STB
10 3 (0.66%) Clustering
10 3 (0.66%) MPEG
10 3 (0.66%) RSA SecurID
Operating Systems
1 61 (13.35%) Windows
2 35 (7.66%) Linux
3 33 (7.22%) Unix
4 19 (4.16%) Windows Server
5 7 (1.53%) Windows Server 2008
6 6 (1.31%) Windows Server 2003
7 5 (1.09%) CentOS
7 5 (1.09%) Ubuntu
7 5 (1.09%) Windows Server 2012
8 3 (0.66%) AIX
8 3 (0.66%) Android
8 3 (0.66%) Solaris
9 2 (0.44%) Debian
9 2 (0.44%) Mac OS X
9 2 (0.44%) Windows 7
10 1 (0.22%) Mandriva Linux
10 1 (0.22%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
10 1 (0.22%) Windows 10
10 1 (0.22%) Windows 2000
10 1 (0.22%) Windows 8
Processes & Methodologies
1 69 (15.10%) Load Balancing
2 57 (12.47%) ITIL
3 49 (10.72%) Network Design
4 46 (10.07%) Network Management
5 41 (8.97%) Change Management
5 41 (8.97%) Migration
6 31 (6.78%) Network Monitoring
7 30 (6.56%) Network Architecture
8 28 (6.13%) Change Control
9 20 (4.38%) Project Management
10 18 (3.94%) Configuration Management
11 17 (3.72%) High Availability
12 16 (3.50%) Service Delivery
13 15 (3.28%) ITIL V3
13 15 (3.28%) Mentoring
13 15 (3.28%) Penetration Testing
14 14 (3.06%) Open Source
15 12 (2.63%) Information Security
16 11 (2.41%) Capacity Planning
16 11 (2.41%) Root Cause Analysis
Programming Languages
1 13 (2.84%) Python
2 11 (2.41%) Shell Script
3 10 (2.19%) C
3 10 (2.19%) Java
4 7 (1.53%) PHP
4 7 (1.53%) SQL
5 5 (1.09%) Perl
6 3 (0.66%) Bash Shell
6 3 (0.66%) PowerShell
7 1 (0.22%) C#
7 1 (0.22%) JavaScript
Qualifications
1 273 (59.74%) Cisco Certification
2 217 (47.48%) CCNP
3 107 (23.41%) CCNA
4 74 (16.19%) Security Cleared
5 66 (14.44%) CCIE
5 66 (14.44%) SC Cleared
6 34 (7.44%) CCDP
7 19 (4.16%) Degree
7 19 (4.16%) JNCIA
8 15 (3.28%) CISSP
9 13 (2.84%) JNCIP
10 12 (2.63%) JNCIS
11 8 (1.75%) CCSA
11 8 (1.75%) JNCIE
12 7 (1.53%) ITIL Certification
13 6 (1.31%) CCDA
13 6 (1.31%) CCIP
13 6 (1.31%) CCSE
14 5 (1.09%) CCSP
14 5 (1.09%) PRINCE2 Certification
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 19 (4.16%) SLA
2 13 (2.84%) PCI DSS
3 3 (0.66%) COBIT
3 3 (0.66%) ISO/IEC 27001
3 3 (0.66%) ISO27002
4 1 (0.22%) ISO 9001
System Software
1 26 (5.69%) VMware Infrastructure
2 23 (5.03%) Active Directory
3 9 (1.97%) Firmware
4 8 (1.75%) ProxySG
5 7 (1.53%) Hyper-V
6 6 (1.31%) KVM
6 6 (1.31%) VMware ESX
7 4 (0.88%) BIND 9
7 4 (0.88%) iptables
7 4 (0.88%) VirtualBox
7 4 (0.88%) vSphere
7 4 (0.88%) XenServer
8 3 (0.66%) NFS
8 3 (0.66%) VMware ESXi
9 2 (0.44%) DFS Replication
9 2 (0.44%) Docker
9 2 (0.44%) EMC RecoverPoint
9 2 (0.44%) Postfix
9 2 (0.44%) Samba
9 2 (0.44%) Virtual Servers
Systems Management
1 21 (4.60%) Cisco Prime
2 17 (3.72%) OPNET
3 15 (3.28%) Nagios
4 13 (2.84%) FortiGate
5 11 (2.41%) Cacti
6 9 (1.97%) Cisco CUCM
6 9 (1.97%) Puppet
7 7 (1.53%) Nessus
7 7 (1.53%) Opscode Chef
8 6 (1.31%) OpenView
9 5 (1.09%) Graphite
9 5 (1.09%) SmokePing
10 4 (0.88%) SolarWinds Orion
11 3 (0.66%) CA Spectrum
11 3 (0.66%) HP Quality Center
11 3 (0.66%) SCCM
11 3 (0.66%) ZABBIX
12 2 (0.44%) Endace
12 2 (0.44%) HP UCMDB
12 2 (0.44%) vRealize
Vendors
1 393 (86.00%) Cisco
2 178 (38.95%) Juniper
3 144 (31.51%) CheckPoint
4 136 (29.76%) F5
5 86 (18.82%) Palo Alto
6 46 (10.07%) Fortinet
7 41 (8.97%) VMware
8 40 (8.75%) SolarWinds
9 39 (8.53%) Microsoft
10 38 (8.32%) HP
11 37 (8.10%) Riverbed
12 27 (5.91%) Aruba
13 24 (5.25%) Blue Coat
14 21 (4.60%) Nokia
15 15 (3.28%) BMC
15 15 (3.28%) Dell
16 13 (2.84%) Brocade
16 13 (2.84%) Citrix
17 12 (2.63%) Meraki
18 11 (2.41%) Intel Security
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