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 30 April 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.

3 months to
30 Apr 2016
Same period 2015 Same period 2014
Border Gateway Protocol (BGP)
Rank 367 311 391
Rank change year-on-year
-56 +80
Contract jobs citing BGP 277 325 209
As % of all contract IT jobs located in England 0.54% 0.64% 0.42%
As % of the Communications & Networking category 3.59% 4.27% 3.12%
Number of daily rates quoted 172 193 117
Average daily rate £363 £350 £400
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+3.57% -12.50%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £275 £275 £221
10% offered a daily rate of more than £459 £475 £475
UK excluding London average daily rate £363 £350 £395
% change year-on-year
+3.57% -11.39%
Number of hourly rates quoted 8 3 2
Average hourly rate £47.83 £40.00 £103.75
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
+19.57% -61.44%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £44.58 £32.00 £42.75
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £49.98 £40.00 £164.75
UK excluding London average hourly rate £46.92 £40.00 £180.00
% change year-on-year
+17.28% -77.77%
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
7716 7619 6697
As % of all contract IT jobs located in England 15.06% 15.03% 13.46%
Number of daily rates quoted 4754 4208 3602
Average daily rate £393 £350 £360
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+12.14% -2.77%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £240 £208 £200
10% offered a daily rate of more than £525 £500 £500
UK excluding London average daily rate £364 £340 £338
% change year-on-year
+7.05% +0.74%
Number of hourly rates quoted 294 415 379
Average hourly rate £26.00 £27.00 £20.00
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
-3.70% +35.00%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £12.00 £12.50 £12.21
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £47.83 £45.00 £45.00
UK excluding London average hourly rate £30.00 £30.00 £20.50
% change year-on-year
- +46.34%

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 30 April 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 30 April 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 30 April 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 -28 89 £400 +14.28% 29
South East +1 87 £363 -9.37% 18
West Midlands -25 27 £380 +14.28% 12
South West +23 24 £363 -14.70% 4
Yorkshire -16 16 £350 - 8
East of England +3 13 £350 -6.66% 6
North West -30 13 £325 -29.72% 11
North East -31 2 £275 -4.34% 6
East Midlands +2 1 £275 -35.29% 1
BGP
UK

BGP
Top 30 Related IT Skills in England

For the 6 months to 30 April 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.

1 450 (87.72%) Cisco
2 361 (70.37%) OSPF
3 320 (62.38%) Cisco Certification
4 278 (54.19%) MPLS
5 262 (51.07%) Firewall
6 246 (47.95%) WAN
7 243 (47.37%) VPN
8 241 (46.98%) CCNP
9 215 (41.91%) EIGRP
10 200 (38.99%) LAN
11 196 (38.21%) Juniper
12 143 (27.88%) Cisco Nexus
13 140 (27.29%) Cisco ASA
14 139 (27.10%) DNS
15 130 (25.34%) TCP/IP
16 125 (24.37%) IPsec
17 122 (23.78%) CheckPoint
17 122 (23.78%) F5
18 108 (21.05%) CCNA
19 102 (19.88%) Security Cleared
20 99 (19.30%) Data Centre
21 95 (18.52%) SC Cleared
22 90 (17.54%) Wireless
23 88 (17.15%) DHCP
24 85 (16.57%) Linux
25 80 (15.59%) Load Balancing
25 80 (15.59%) Network Security
26 78 (15.20%) Cisco IOS
26 78 (15.20%) Migration
27 76 (14.81%) VLAN

BGP
Top Related IT Skills in England by Category

For the 6 months to 30 April 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 5 (0.97%) Apache
2 4 (0.78%) IIS
2 4 (0.78%) OpenStack
3 3 (0.58%) JBoss
3 3 (0.58%) SAS
3 3 (0.58%) Skype for Business
4 2 (0.39%) CMS
4 2 (0.39%) Confluence
4 2 (0.39%) MediaWiki
4 2 (0.39%) nginx
4 2 (0.39%) SharePoint
5 1 (0.19%) Elasticsearch
5 1 (0.19%) Smallworld
5 1 (0.19%) Tomcat
5 1 (0.19%) WebLogic
5 1 (0.19%) WebSphere
Applications
1 22 (4.29%) MS Visio
2 18 (3.51%) MS Excel
3 6 (1.17%) MS Office
4 3 (0.58%) MS PowerPoint
Business Applications
1 9 (1.75%) SAP Oil and Gas
2 6 (1.17%) Remedy ITSM
Cloud Services
1 8 (1.56%) Microsoft Azure
2 5 (0.97%) Amazon AWS
3 2 (0.39%) AWS CloudFormation
3 2 (0.39%) AWS OpsWorks
3 2 (0.39%) GitHub
3 2 (0.39%) IaaS
3 2 (0.39%) SoftLayer
4 1 (0.19%) SaaS
Communications & Networking
1 361 (70.37%) OSPF
2 278 (54.19%) MPLS
3 262 (51.07%) Firewall
4 246 (47.95%) WAN
5 243 (47.37%) VPN
6 215 (41.91%) EIGRP
7 200 (38.99%) LAN
8 143 (27.88%) Cisco Nexus
9 140 (27.29%) Cisco ASA
10 139 (27.10%) DNS
11 130 (25.34%) TCP/IP
12 125 (24.37%) IPsec
13 90 (17.54%) Wireless
14 88 (17.15%) DHCP
15 80 (15.59%) Network Security
16 78 (15.20%) Cisco IOS
17 76 (14.81%) VLAN
18 75 (14.62%) HSRP
19 61 (11.89%) IPv6
19 61 (11.89%) VoIP
Database & Business Intelligence
1 6 (1.17%) MySQL
1 6 (1.17%) SQL Server
2 5 (0.97%) Relational Database
3 3 (0.58%) BusinessObjects
3 3 (0.58%) Informix
3 3 (0.58%) RDBMS
4 2 (0.39%) MongoDB
4 2 (0.39%) NoSQL
4 2 (0.39%) PostgreSQL
4 2 (0.39%) Redis
5 1 (0.19%) Big Data
5 1 (0.19%) Data Mining
5 1 (0.19%) Data Warehouse
5 1 (0.19%) DB2
5 1 (0.19%) Oracle Reports
Development Applications
1 22 (4.29%) VSS/SourceSafe
2 9 (1.75%) Jenkins
3 7 (1.36%) Git (software)
4 5 (0.97%) JIRA
5 4 (0.78%) Hudson
5 4 (0.78%) Subversion
6 2 (0.39%) Sonatype Nexus
7 1 (0.19%) Ant
7 1 (0.19%) git-flow
General
1 73 (14.23%) Finance
1 73 (14.23%) Telecoms
2 24 (4.68%) Marketing
3 23 (4.48%) Banking
4 11 (2.14%) Investment Banking
4 11 (2.14%) Retail
5 9 (1.75%) Electronics
5 9 (1.75%) Manufacturing
6 8 (1.56%) Back Office
6 8 (1.56%) Financial Institution
7 7 (1.36%) Games
8 5 (0.97%) Military
8 5 (0.97%) Spanish Language
9 4 (0.78%) Legal
10 3 (0.58%) Billing
10 3 (0.58%) French Language
10 3 (0.58%) Multimedia
10 3 (0.58%) Publishing
11 2 (0.39%) Dutch Language
11 2 (0.39%) German Language
Job Titles
1 267 (52.05%) Network Engineer
2 85 (16.57%) Cisco Engineer
3 67 (13.06%) Cisco Network Engineer
4 57 (11.11%) Designer
5 54 (10.53%) Network Designer
6 50 (9.75%) Senior Network Engineer
7 39 (7.60%) Support Engineer
8 30 (5.85%) Network Support
8 30 (5.85%) Security Engineer
9 29 (5.65%) Architect
10 26 (5.07%) Consultant
10 26 (5.07%) Design Engineer
11 25 (4.87%) IP Engineer
11 25 (4.87%) Network Architect
12 23 (4.48%) Network Security Engineer
12 23 (4.48%) Network Support Engineer
13 22 (4.29%) Firewall Engineer
14 21 (4.09%) Network Consultant
14 21 (4.09%) SC Cleared Network Engineer
15 17 (3.31%) Analyst
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 22 (4.29%) 802.1X
2 15 (2.92%) CSS
3 13 (2.53%) XML
4 10 (1.95%) .NET
5 5 (0.97%) Web Services
6 3 (0.58%) LAMP
6 3 (0.58%) POSIX
6 3 (0.58%) Silverlight
7 2 (0.39%) ActiveMQ
7 2 (0.39%) boto
7 2 (0.39%) FIX Protocol
7 2 (0.39%) LAPP Stack
7 2 (0.39%) LEMP Stack
7 2 (0.39%) Middleware
7 2 (0.39%) OCX
7 2 (0.39%) RabbitMQ
7 2 (0.39%) Regular Expression
7 2 (0.39%) Rendezvous
8 1 (0.19%) RFC 2547
8 1 (0.19%) WAP
Miscellaneous
1 99 (19.30%) Data Centre
2 30 (5.85%) Distributed Denial-of-Service
3 24 (4.68%) Analytical Skills
4 22 (4.29%) Computer Science
5 17 (3.31%) Public Cloud
6 13 (2.53%) Management Information System
6 13 (2.53%) MPEG
7 10 (1.95%) PKI
8 9 (1.75%) iSeries
9 8 (1.56%) e-Health
10 7 (1.36%) Clustering
10 7 (1.36%) Streaming Media
11 5 (0.97%) Blackberry
11 5 (0.97%) Fat Client
11 5 (0.97%) Thin Client
11 5 (0.97%) Video Conferencing
12 4 (0.78%) IPTV
12 4 (0.78%) Statistics
13 3 (0.58%) DTV
13 3 (0.58%) Streaming Video
Operating Systems
1 85 (16.57%) Linux
2 61 (11.89%) Windows
3 37 (7.21%) Unix
4 35 (6.82%) Windows Server
5 17 (3.31%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
6 16 (3.12%) Ubuntu
7 6 (1.17%) CentOS
8 5 (0.97%) CatOS
8 5 (0.97%) Debian
9 4 (0.78%) Windows Server 2008
10 3 (0.58%) Solaris
11 2 (0.39%) Windows 2000
11 2 (0.39%) Windows 7
11 2 (0.39%) Windows Server 2003
11 2 (0.39%) Windows Server 2012
12 1 (0.19%) AIX
12 1 (0.19%) Oracle Linux
12 1 (0.19%) SUSE
Processes & Methodologies
1 80 (15.59%) Load Balancing
2 78 (15.20%) Migration
3 56 (10.92%) Network Design
4 52 (10.14%) ITIL
5 46 (8.97%) High Availability
6 33 (6.43%) Change Management
7 28 (5.46%) Network Architecture
8 21 (4.09%) Mentoring
8 21 (4.09%) Project Management
9 19 (3.70%) Capacity Planning
9 19 (3.70%) DDoS Mitigation
10 18 (3.51%) Network Monitoring
11 16 (3.12%) Network Management
12 14 (2.73%) Disaster Recovery
12 14 (2.73%) Problem Management
13 12 (2.34%) Process Improvement
13 12 (2.34%) Service Delivery
14 11 (2.14%) ITSM
14 11 (2.14%) Presales
14 11 (2.14%) Workflow
Programming Languages
1 23 (4.48%) Perl
1 23 (4.48%) Python
2 17 (3.31%) Bash Shell
3 14 (2.73%) C
3 14 (2.73%) PowerShell
4 10 (1.95%) C#
4 10 (1.95%) C++
4 10 (1.95%) Lisp
4 10 (1.95%) SQL
4 10 (1.95%) VB
4 10 (1.95%) VBScript
5 8 (1.56%) Shell Script
6 5 (0.97%) Java
7 4 (0.78%) Korn
7 4 (0.78%) Tcl
8 3 (0.58%) PHP
8 3 (0.58%) Ruby
9 1 (0.19%) JavaScript
Qualifications
1 320 (62.38%) Cisco Certification
2 241 (46.98%) CCNP
3 108 (21.05%) CCNA
4 102 (19.88%) Security Cleared
5 95 (18.52%) SC Cleared
6 61 (11.89%) CCIE
7 39 (7.60%) Degree
8 33 (6.43%) DV Cleared
9 31 (6.04%) JNCIS
10 30 (5.85%) JNCIA
11 27 (5.26%) CCDP
12 25 (4.87%) JNCIP
13 19 (3.70%) CCSE
14 12 (2.34%) CISSP
15 8 (1.56%) CCSA
15 8 (1.56%) MCSE
15 8 (1.56%) Microsoft Certification
16 7 (1.36%) JNCIE
17 6 (1.17%) MCSA
17 6 (1.17%) MCSD
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 16 (3.12%) SLA
2 3 (0.58%) ISO/IEC 27001
2 3 (0.58%) QA
3 2 (0.39%) GLP
3 2 (0.39%) PCI DSS
4 1 (0.19%) HMG Security Policy Framework
System Software
1 31 (6.04%) VMware Infrastructure
2 14 (2.73%) Hyper-V
3 12 (2.34%) VMware ESX
4 8 (1.56%) Active Directory
4 8 (1.56%) ProxySG
4 8 (1.56%) Snort
5 7 (1.36%) iptables
6 5 (0.97%) NFS
6 5 (0.97%) Postfix
6 5 (0.97%) Samba
6 5 (0.97%) vCloud
7 4 (0.78%) Firmware
7 4 (0.78%) VMware ESXi
8 3 (0.58%) Sendmail
8 3 (0.58%) vSphere
9 2 (0.39%) KVM
10 1 (0.19%) Docker
10 1 (0.19%) Dovecot
10 1 (0.19%) Forefront TMG
10 1 (0.19%) FreeRADIUS
Systems Management
1 30 (5.85%) FortiGate
2 25 (4.87%) Cisco CUCM
3 18 (3.51%) CiscoWorks
4 9 (1.75%) Nagios
4 9 (1.75%) OpenView
4 9 (1.75%) Systems Management Server (SMS)
5 8 (1.56%) Puppet
5 8 (1.56%) SolarWinds Orion
5 8 (1.56%) WhatsUp Gold
6 7 (1.36%) Proventia
7 5 (0.97%) Cacti
7 5 (0.97%) Cisco Prime
8 4 (0.78%) Cisco UCCX
9 3 (0.58%) Ansible
9 3 (0.58%) Cisco UCCE
9 3 (0.58%) NSN NetAct
9 3 (0.58%) Opscode Chef
9 3 (0.58%) Oracle ZFS
9 3 (0.58%) systemd
9 3 (0.58%) ZABBIX
Vendors
1 450 (87.72%) Cisco
2 196 (38.21%) Juniper
3 122 (23.78%) CheckPoint
3 122 (23.78%) F5
4 55 (10.72%) Palo Alto
5 52 (10.14%) VMware
6 34 (6.63%) SolarWinds
7 33 (6.43%) Microsoft
8 30 (5.85%) HP
9 28 (5.46%) Fortinet
10 26 (5.07%) Blue Coat
11 25 (4.87%) BT
12 22 (4.29%) Red Hat
13 21 (4.09%) Aruba
14 16 (3.12%) IBM
14 16 (3.12%) Nokia
14 16 (3.12%) Riverbed
14 16 (3.12%) Sourcefire
15 14 (2.73%) Citrix
15 14 (2.73%) Infoblox
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