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 3 March 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
3 Mar 2015
Same period 2014 Same period 2013
Border Gateway Protocol (BGP)
Rank 263 366 324
Rank change year-on-year
+103 -42
Contract jobs citing BGP 356 188 189
As % of all contract IT jobs located in England 0.75% 0.41% 0.46%
As % of the Communications & Networking category 5.04% 3.06% 2.94%
Number of daily rates quoted 232 104 116
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£363 £375 £325
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
-3.39% +15.46%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £260 £275 £200
10% offered a daily rate of more than £470 £500 £475
UK excluding London average daily rate £370 £350 £300
% change year-on-year
+5.71% +16.66%
Number of hourly rates quoted 1 2 3
Average hourly rate £40.00 £103.75 £35.00
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
-61.44% +196.42%
UK excluding London average hourly rate £30.00 £180.00 £35.00
% change year-on-year
-83.33% +414.28%
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
7062 6139 6436
As % of all contract IT jobs located in England 14.79% 13.28% 15.58%
Number of daily rates quoted 3868 3199 3183
Average daily rate £375 £370 £350
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+1.35% +5.71%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £220 £215 £200
10% offered a daily rate of more than £500 £513 £500
UK excluding London average daily rate £350 £338 £320
% change year-on-year
+3.70% +5.46%
Number of hourly rates quoted 402 364 566
Average hourly rate £25.00 £20.00 £22.85
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
+25.00% -12.47%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £12.50 £12.50 £12.00
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £44.50 £44.40 £47.50
UK excluding London average hourly rate £29.00 £20.00 £23.33
% change year-on-year
+45.00% -14.27%

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 3 March 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 3 March 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 +51 159 £344 -9.53% 36
South East +14 77 £373 +26.27% 28
Yorkshire +42 59 £344 -14.16% 5
North West +9 28 £433 +33.07% 12
South West -3 17 £425 -5.55% 9
West Midlands +3 10 £368 +8.88% 8
East of England +4 4 £419 +4.68% 3
East Midlands - 2 £448 - 3
Midlands - - - -
North East - - - -
BGP
UK

BGP
Top 30 Related IT Skills in England

For the 6 months to 3 March 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.

1 695 (90.73%) Cisco
2 582 (75.98%) OSPF
3 511 (66.71%) Cisco Certification
4 502 (65.54%) Firewall
5 399 (52.09%) CCNP
6 355 (46.34%) MPLS
7 316 (41.25%) WAN
8 292 (38.12%) EIGRP
9 280 (36.55%) CheckPoint
10 276 (36.03%) F5
11 266 (34.73%) LAN
12 265 (34.60%) Juniper
13 260 (33.94%) VPN
14 254 (33.16%) Cisco ASA
15 235 (30.68%) Cisco Nexus
16 193 (25.20%) CCNA
17 174 (22.72%) Network Security
18 168 (21.93%) CCIE
19 164 (21.41%) Load Balancing
20 156 (20.37%) TCP/IP
21 150 (19.58%) IPsec
22 139 (18.15%) Linux
23 135 (17.62%) Telecoms
24 133 (17.36%) Wireless
25 130 (16.97%) DNS
26 122 (15.93%) Network Design
27 119 (15.54%) VMware
28 118 (15.40%) Citrix
29 115 (15.01%) Finance
30 111 (14.49%) Cisco IOS

BGP
Top Related IT Skills in England by Category

For the 6 months to 3 March 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 30 (3.92%) Apache
2 27 (3.52%) IIS
3 16 (2.09%) Confluence
3 16 (2.09%) MediaWiki
4 14 (1.83%) SharePoint
5 13 (1.70%) nginx
6 9 (1.17%) MS Exchange
7 6 (0.78%) Lync
8 5 (0.65%) Exchange Server 2010
9 3 (0.39%) Exchange Server 2007
9 3 (0.39%) Exchange Server 2013
10 2 (0.26%) Tomcat
11 1 (0.13%) Lotus Domino
Applications
1 16 (2.09%) MS Excel
2 13 (1.70%) MS Visio
3 9 (1.17%) MS Office
4 2 (0.26%) MS Project
Business Applications
1 4 (0.52%) SAP Oil and Gas
2 1 (0.13%) Summit
Cloud Services
1 3 (0.39%) Microsoft Azure
1 3 (0.39%) SaaS
2 2 (0.26%) Cloud Computing
3 1 (0.13%) Office 365
3 1 (0.13%) IaaS
Communications & Networking
1 582 (75.98%) OSPF
2 502 (65.54%) Firewall
3 355 (46.34%) MPLS
4 316 (41.25%) WAN
5 292 (38.12%) EIGRP
6 266 (34.73%) LAN
7 260 (33.94%) VPN
8 254 (33.16%) Cisco ASA
9 235 (30.68%) Cisco Nexus
10 174 (22.72%) Network Security
11 156 (20.37%) TCP/IP
12 150 (19.58%) IPsec
13 133 (17.36%) Wireless
14 130 (16.97%) DNS
15 111 (14.49%) Cisco IOS
16 109 (14.23%) Multicast
17 105 (13.71%) HSRP
18 93 (12.14%) Ethernet
18 93 (12.14%) Internet
19 89 (11.62%) F5 BIG-IP LTM
Database & Business Intelligence
1 33 (4.31%) SQL Server
2 16 (2.09%) PostgreSQL
3 13 (1.70%) MySQL
4 12 (1.57%) DB2
5 10 (1.31%) Relational Database
6 8 (1.04%) Oracle Database
7 3 (0.39%) Data Mining
8 2 (0.26%) SQL Server 2008
8 2 (0.26%) SQL Server 2012
Development Applications
1 16 (2.09%) Subversion
1 16 (2.09%) JIRA
1 16 (2.09%) Git (software)
1 16 (2.09%) Hudson
1 16 (2.09%) Jenkins
2 9 (1.17%) VSS/SourceSafe
3 2 (0.26%) Ant
General
1 135 (17.62%) Telecoms
2 115 (15.01%) Finance
3 78 (10.18%) Banking
4 34 (4.44%) Investment Banking
5 30 (3.92%) Retail
6 16 (2.09%) Games
7 13 (1.70%) Back Office
8 11 (1.44%) Financial Institution
8 11 (1.44%) Multimedia
9 10 (1.31%) Marketing
10 8 (1.04%) Manufacturing
11 4 (0.52%) Electronics
11 4 (0.52%) Billing
12 2 (0.26%) Publishing
12 2 (0.26%) Law
12 2 (0.26%) Legal
12 2 (0.26%) French Language
12 2 (0.26%) Russian Language
13 1 (0.13%) German Language
13 1 (0.13%) Aerospace
Job Titles
1 369 (48.17%) Network Engineer
2 85 (11.10%) Architect
3 67 (8.75%) IP Engineer
4 58 (7.57%) Network Specialist
5 57 (7.44%) Cisco Engineer
6 54 (7.05%) Security Engineer
7 49 (6.40%) Consultant
7 49 (6.40%) Design Engineer
8 42 (5.48%) Network Security Engineer
9 40 (5.22%) Network Architect
10 37 (4.83%) Senior Network Engineer
11 35 (4.57%) Security Specialist
11 35 (4.57%) Network Security Specialist
12 34 (4.44%) Operations Engineer
13 32 (4.18%) Support Engineer
14 31 (4.05%) Cisco Network Engineer
15 29 (3.79%) Network Support
16 27 (3.52%) Implementation Engineer
17 26 (3.39%) Network Consultant
18 24 (3.13%) Network Design Engineer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 16 (2.09%) CSS
2 12 (1.57%) Middleware
2 12 (1.57%) Regular Expression
3 8 (1.04%) LAMP
4 2 (0.26%) XMPP
Miscellaneous
1 51 (6.66%) Analytical Skills
2 35 (4.57%) Thin Client
2 35 (4.57%) Fat Client
3 19 (2.48%) Clustering
4 16 (2.09%) PKI
4 16 (2.09%) Wiki
5 15 (1.96%) FlexPod
6 14 (1.83%) User Experience
6 14 (1.83%) Online Games
6 14 (1.83%) Visualisation
7 13 (1.70%) Video Conferencing
8 9 (1.17%) Smart Meter
9 8 (1.04%) Celerra
9 8 (1.04%) Replication
10 7 (0.91%) IVR
11 6 (0.78%) N-Tier
11 6 (0.78%) NHS
11 6 (0.78%) Computer Science
12 4 (0.52%) Life Science
12 4 (0.52%) Hedge funds
Operating Systems
1 139 (18.15%) Linux
2 83 (10.84%) Windows
3 79 (10.31%) UNIX
4 17 (2.22%) Solaris
4 17 (2.22%) CentOS
5 16 (2.09%) Ubuntu
6 15 (1.96%) Windows Server 2003
6 15 (1.96%) SUSE
7 13 (1.70%) Debian
8 12 (1.57%) AIX
8 12 (1.57%) Oracle Linux
9 11 (1.44%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
10 8 (1.04%) Windows Server 2008
11 7 (0.91%) Windows Server 2012
12 4 (0.52%) Windows 7
13 2 (0.26%) Mac OS
14 1 (0.13%) Windows 8
14 1 (0.13%) Windows XP
Processes & Methodologies
1 164 (21.41%) Load Balancing
2 122 (15.93%) Network Design
3 97 (12.66%) ITIL
4 78 (10.18%) Network Monitoring
5 74 (9.66%) Migration
6 73 (9.53%) E-Commerce
7 72 (9.40%) Network Management
8 47 (6.14%) Service Delivery
9 46 (6.01%) Change Management
10 45 (5.87%) Mentoring
11 44 (5.74%) Network Architecture
12 42 (5.48%) Low Latency
13 36 (4.70%) Project Management
14 35 (4.57%) Service Management
15 31 (4.05%) Incident Management
16 29 (3.79%) Disaster Recovery
17 24 (3.13%) PRINCE2
17 24 (3.13%) Capacity Planning
18 23 (3.00%) Line Management
19 20 (2.61%) High Availability
Programming Languages
1 41 (5.35%) Perl
2 26 (3.39%) C
3 24 (3.13%) SQL
4 23 (3.00%) Python
5 15 (1.96%) Java
6 13 (1.70%) Lisp
6 13 (1.70%) Ruby
6 13 (1.70%) Bash Shell
7 11 (1.44%) PHP
8 5 (0.65%) R
9 2 (0.26%) Objective-C
10 1 (0.13%) JavaScript
10 1 (0.13%) Tcl
10 1 (0.13%) VB
Qualifications
1 511 (66.71%) Cisco Certification
2 399 (52.09%) CCNP
3 193 (25.20%) CCNA
4 168 (21.93%) CCIE
5 57 (7.44%) Security Cleared
6 56 (7.31%) CCIP
7 53 (6.92%) CCSE
8 49 (6.40%) CCDP
9 43 (5.61%) SC Cleared
10 29 (3.79%) JNCIP
11 19 (2.48%) VCP4
12 18 (2.35%) JNCIA
12 18 (2.35%) Degree
13 14 (1.83%) DV Cleared
14 13 (1.70%) JNCIS
14 13 (1.70%) CCSA
15 12 (1.57%) BC Cleared
15 12 (1.57%) PRINCE2 Certification
16 8 (1.04%) HP ASE
17 7 (0.91%) CCSP
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 37 (4.83%) SLA
2 5 (0.65%) QA
2 5 (0.65%) PCI DSS
3 2 (0.26%) Sarbanes-Oxley
4 1 (0.13%) ISO 14001
4 1 (0.13%) ISO 9001
System Software
1 76 (9.92%) VMware Infrastructure
2 28 (3.66%) Active Directory
3 21 (2.74%) vSphere
4 18 (2.35%) ProxySG
4 18 (2.35%) XenServer
5 16 (2.09%) Postfix
5 16 (2.09%) Samba
6 13 (1.70%) XenApp
6 13 (1.70%) vCloud
7 12 (1.57%) FreeRADIUS
7 12 (1.57%) Hyper-V
8 11 (1.44%) Terminal Services
9 10 (1.31%) Firmware
9 10 (1.31%) VMware ESX
10 8 (1.04%) Snort
10 8 (1.04%) EMC RecoverPoint
11 4 (0.52%) Xen
12 3 (0.39%) XenDesktop
12 3 (0.39%) VMware ESXi
13 1 (0.13%) NFS
Systems Management
1 25 (3.26%) FortiGate
2 22 (2.87%) OPNET
3 20 (2.61%) Cisco Prime
4 18 (2.35%) RANCID
4 18 (2.35%) CiscoWorks
5 16 (2.09%) ZABBIX
5 16 (2.09%) Puppet
6 14 (1.83%) OpenNMS
6 14 (1.83%) Cisco CUCM
6 14 (1.83%) CA Spectrum
7 13 (1.70%) SolarWinds Orion
8 10 (1.31%) Opscode Chef
8 10 (1.31%) Salt
9 5 (0.65%) EMC NetWorker
10 4 (0.52%) Nessus
11 3 (0.39%) Cisco UCCX
11 3 (0.39%) Cacti
11 3 (0.39%) Netcool
11 3 (0.39%) Foglight
12 2 (0.26%) OpenView
Vendors
1 695 (90.73%) Cisco
2 280 (36.55%) CheckPoint
3 276 (36.03%) F5
4 265 (34.60%) Juniper
5 119 (15.54%) VMware
6 118 (15.40%) Citrix
7 108 (14.10%) Blue Coat
8 78 (10.18%) SolarWinds
9 73 (9.53%) HP
10 65 (8.49%) Riverbed
11 49 (6.40%) Microsoft
12 44 (5.74%) Infoblox
13 42 (5.48%) Fortinet
14 37 (4.83%) BT
14 37 (4.83%) Nokia
15 36 (4.70%) Imperva
16 31 (4.05%) Nortel
17 26 (3.39%) Red Hat
18 25 (3.26%) BMC
19 24 (3.13%) IBM
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