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 May 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 May 2015
Same period 2014 Same period 2013
Border Gateway Protocol (BGP)
Rank 300 358 392
Rank change year-on-year
+58 +34
Contract jobs citing BGP 333 216 137
As % of all contract IT jobs located in England 0.67% 0.44% 0.32%
As % of the Communications & Networking category 4.48% 3.31% 2.19%
Number of daily rates quoted 213 131 57
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Average daily rate % change year-on-year
-12.50% +23.07%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £275 £225 £240
10% offered a daily rate of more than £473 £488 £460
UK excluding London average daily rate £350 £400 £300
% change year-on-year
-12.50% +33.33%
Number of hourly rates quoted 3 2 2
Average hourly rate £40.00 £28.75 £32.50
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
+39.13% -11.53%
UK excluding London average hourly rate £40.00 - £32.50
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
7434 6519 6266
As % of all contract IT jobs located in England 14.86% 13.22% 14.70%
Number of daily rates quoted 4246 3602 3212
Average daily rate £353 £363 £350
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
-2.75% +3.57%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £208 £200 £205
10% offered a daily rate of more than £505 £500 £500
UK excluding London average daily rate £340 £338 £315
% change year-on-year
+0.74% +7.14%
Number of hourly rates quoted 414 370 516
Average hourly rate £25.00 £18.00 £22.50
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
+38.88% -20.00%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £13.00 £12.00 £13.00
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £44.86 £40.50 £43.50
UK excluding London average hourly rate £26.00 £18.00 £22.25
% change year-on-year
+44.44% -19.10%

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 May 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 May 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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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 +59 135 £363 -7.93% 24
South East -13 58 £400 +18.51% 27
West Midlands +33 45 £325 -27.77% 9
North West +20 42 £388 +16.54% 6
Yorkshire -16 19 £309 -22.90% 1
East of England +17 17 £300 -25.00% 5
South West -5 12 £405 -4.70% 2
East Midlands 0 5 £425 +21.42%
North East - 1 £288 - 1
BGP
UK

BGP
Top 30 Related IT Skills in England

For the 6 months to 28 May 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.

1 618 (88.54%) Cisco
2 540 (77.36%) OSPF
3 459 (65.76%) Cisco Certification
4 447 (64.04%) Firewall
5 366 (52.44%) MPLS
6 361 (51.72%) CCNP
7 286 (40.97%) WAN
8 271 (38.83%) EIGRP
9 268 (38.40%) F5
10 266 (38.11%) LAN
11 261 (37.39%) Juniper
12 249 (35.67%) VPN
13 236 (33.81%) CheckPoint
14 234 (33.52%) Cisco ASA
15 193 (27.65%) Data Centre
16 183 (26.22%) Network Security
17 168 (24.07%) Cisco Nexus
18 163 (23.35%) Wireless
19 161 (23.07%) TCP/IP
20 157 (22.49%) IPsec
21 156 (22.35%) DNS
22 154 (22.06%) CCNA
23 153 (21.92%) Load Balancing
24 143 (20.49%) Finance
25 136 (19.48%) CCIE
26 128 (18.34%) Cisco IOS
27 118 (16.91%) Linux
27 118 (16.91%) HSRP
28 115 (16.48%) Citrix
29 113 (16.19%) Multicast

BGP
Top Related IT Skills in England by Category

For the 6 months to 28 May 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 17 (2.44%) Apache
2 16 (2.29%) IIS
3 14 (2.01%) MediaWiki
3 14 (2.01%) Confluence
4 11 (1.58%) nginx
5 8 (1.15%) SharePoint
5 8 (1.15%) MS Exchange
6 7 (1.00%) Lync
7 3 (0.43%) Exchange Server 2010
8 2 (0.29%) CMS
8 2 (0.29%) Exchange Server 2007
8 2 (0.29%) Exchange Server 2013
9 1 (0.14%) Exchange Server 2000
9 1 (0.14%) Exchange Server 2003
9 1 (0.14%) Tomcat
Applications
1 16 (2.29%) MS Visio
2 10 (1.43%) MS Office
3 4 (0.57%) MS Excel
4 3 (0.43%) MS PowerPoint
5 1 (0.14%) Fireworks
Business Applications
1 4 (0.57%) SAP Oil and Gas
Cloud Services
1 6 (0.86%) SaaS
2 3 (0.43%) Amazon AWS
3 2 (0.29%) Cloud Computing
Communications & Networking
1 540 (77.36%) OSPF
2 447 (64.04%) Firewall
3 366 (52.44%) MPLS
4 286 (40.97%) WAN
5 271 (38.83%) EIGRP
6 266 (38.11%) LAN
7 249 (35.67%) VPN
8 234 (33.52%) Cisco ASA
9 183 (26.22%) Network Security
10 168 (24.07%) Cisco Nexus
11 163 (23.35%) Wireless
12 161 (23.07%) TCP/IP
13 157 (22.49%) IPsec
14 156 (22.35%) DNS
15 128 (18.34%) Cisco IOS
16 118 (16.91%) HSRP
17 113 (16.19%) Multicast
18 99 (14.18%) Ethernet
19 94 (13.47%) DHCP
20 87 (12.46%) F5 BIG-IP LTM
Database & Business Intelligence
1 17 (2.44%) SQL Server
2 16 (2.29%) MySQL
3 14 (2.01%) PostgreSQL
4 8 (1.15%) Oracle Database
4 8 (1.15%) Relational Database
5 2 (0.29%) DB2
5 2 (0.29%) SQL Server 2008
6 1 (0.14%) SQL Server 2012
Development Applications
1 14 (2.01%) Subversion
1 14 (2.01%) JIRA
1 14 (2.01%) Git (software)
1 14 (2.01%) Hudson
1 14 (2.01%) Jenkins
2 6 (0.86%) VSS/SourceSafe
3 1 (0.14%) Ant
General
1 143 (20.49%) Finance
2 95 (13.61%) Telecoms
3 64 (9.17%) Banking
4 32 (4.58%) Investment Banking
5 23 (3.30%) Multimedia
6 16 (2.29%) Financial Institution
7 14 (2.01%) Marketing
8 13 (1.86%) Retail
8 13 (1.86%) Games
9 12 (1.72%) Back Office
10 8 (1.15%) Manufacturing
11 5 (0.72%) Billing
11 5 (0.72%) Electronics
12 3 (0.43%) Publishing
13 2 (0.29%) Legal
13 2 (0.29%) German Language
13 2 (0.29%) Corporate Banking
14 1 (0.14%) Spanish Language
14 1 (0.14%) French Language
Job Titles
1 364 (52.15%) Network Engineer
2 66 (9.46%) Architect
3 59 (8.45%) Network Specialist
4 52 (7.45%) Security Engineer
4 52 (7.45%) IP Engineer
5 44 (6.30%) Consultant
6 43 (6.16%) Network Architect
7 40 (5.73%) Network Security Engineer
7 40 (5.73%) Cisco Engineer
8 35 (5.01%) Design Engineer
9 34 (4.87%) Senior Network Engineer
10 33 (4.73%) Security Specialist
10 33 (4.73%) Network Security Specialist
11 29 (4.15%) Operations Engineer
12 27 (3.87%) Cisco Network Engineer
13 25 (3.58%) Implementation Engineer
14 24 (3.44%) Network Consultant
15 20 (2.87%) Support Engineer
16 19 (2.72%) Project Manager
17 16 (2.29%) Network Design Engineer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 7 (1.00%) CSS
2 6 (0.86%) LAMP
3 5 (0.72%) Middleware
4 2 (0.29%) Silverlight
4 2 (0.29%) Regular Expression
5 1 (0.14%) Web Services
5 1 (0.14%) HTML
Miscellaneous
1 193 (27.65%) Data Centre
2 38 (5.44%) Analytical Skills
3 34 (4.87%) Distributed Denial-of-Service
4 33 (4.73%) Fat Client
4 33 (4.73%) PKI
4 33 (4.73%) Thin Client
5 25 (3.58%) Clustering
6 17 (2.44%) Video Conferencing
7 14 (2.01%) Wiki
8 13 (1.86%) User Experience
8 13 (1.86%) Computer Science
9 10 (1.43%) Enterprise Software
10 8 (1.15%) Replication
10 8 (1.15%) Online Games
10 8 (1.15%) Celerra
11 6 (0.86%) DTV
11 6 (0.86%) IVR
11 6 (0.86%) Eurex
12 4 (0.57%) Management Information System
12 4 (0.57%) NHS
Operating Systems
1 118 (16.91%) Linux
2 73 (10.46%) UNIX
3 70 (10.03%) Windows
4 29 (4.15%) Solaris
5 14 (2.01%) Windows Server 2003
5 14 (2.01%) CentOS
6 12 (1.72%) Ubuntu
7 11 (1.58%) Debian
8 6 (0.86%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
9 4 (0.57%) Windows Server 2008
9 4 (0.57%) Windows Server 2012
10 3 (0.43%) SUSE
11 2 (0.29%) AIX
11 2 (0.29%) Oracle Linux
12 1 (0.14%) Mac OS
12 1 (0.14%) Windows 7
12 1 (0.14%) HPUX
12 1 (0.14%) Windows 2000
Processes & Methodologies
1 153 (21.92%) Load Balancing
2 82 (11.75%) ITIL
3 78 (11.17%) Network Design
4 74 (10.60%) E-Commerce
5 69 (9.89%) Network Management
6 49 (7.02%) Migration
7 41 (5.87%) Network Monitoring
8 40 (5.73%) Low Latency
8 40 (5.73%) Service Delivery
9 39 (5.59%) Mentoring
10 33 (4.73%) Incident Management
11 30 (4.30%) Project Management
12 29 (4.15%) Capacity Planning
13 28 (4.01%) Disaster Recovery
14 27 (3.87%) Service Management
14 27 (3.87%) DDoS Mitigation
15 23 (3.30%) Network Architecture
16 22 (3.15%) Change Control
17 21 (3.01%) Change Management
18 18 (2.58%) PRINCE2
Programming Languages
1 27 (3.87%) Perl
2 23 (3.30%) C
3 22 (3.15%) Python
4 16 (2.29%) Lisp
5 14 (2.01%) PHP
6 13 (1.86%) Java
7 12 (1.72%) Ruby
7 12 (1.72%) Bash Shell
8 11 (1.58%) SQL
9 3 (0.43%) Tcl
10 2 (0.29%) Objective-C
11 1 (0.14%) JavaScript
11 1 (0.14%) Shell Script
Qualifications
1 459 (65.76%) Cisco Certification
2 361 (51.72%) CCNP
3 154 (22.06%) CCNA
4 136 (19.48%) CCIE
5 57 (8.17%) Security Cleared
6 52 (7.45%) CCIP
7 48 (6.88%) CCSE
8 44 (6.30%) Degree
9 39 (5.59%) SC Cleared
10 32 (4.58%) CCDP
11 29 (4.15%) JNCIP
12 24 (3.44%) DV Cleared
13 17 (2.44%) JNCIA
14 16 (2.29%) CCSA
15 14 (2.01%) JNCIS
16 11 (1.58%) BC Cleared
17 9 (1.29%) Check Point Certification
17 9 (1.29%) PMP
17 9 (1.29%) PMI Certification
18 8 (1.15%) CISSP
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 31 (4.44%) SLA
2 5 (0.72%) QA
3 3 (0.43%) PCI DSS
4 2 (0.29%) ISO/IEC 27001
System Software
1 78 (11.17%) VMware Infrastructure
2 20 (2.87%) Active Directory
2 20 (2.87%) XenServer
3 14 (2.01%) Samba
3 14 (2.01%) Postfix
3 14 (2.01%) iptables
4 13 (1.86%) vCloud
4 13 (1.86%) VMware ESX
5 11 (1.58%) XenApp
6 10 (1.43%) Snort
6 10 (1.43%) Hyper-V
7 9 (1.29%) vSphere
7 9 (1.29%) ProxySG
7 9 (1.29%) Terminal Services
8 8 (1.15%) EMC RecoverPoint
9 3 (0.43%) Firmware
10 2 (0.29%) NFS
10 2 (0.29%) Xen
10 2 (0.29%) FreeRADIUS
10 2 (0.29%) XenDesktop
Systems Management
1 20 (2.87%) CiscoWorks
2 19 (2.72%) RANCID
3 18 (2.58%) Cisco CUCM
4 17 (2.44%) OPNET
5 14 (2.01%) ZABBIX
5 14 (2.01%) Puppet
6 13 (1.86%) FortiGate
7 11 (1.58%) OpenView
8 10 (1.43%) Nagios
9 9 (1.29%) AirWatch
10 8 (1.15%) Cacti
10 8 (1.15%) Opscode Chef
10 8 (1.15%) Salt
11 7 (1.00%) CA Spectrum
12 4 (0.57%) SolarWinds Orion
12 4 (0.57%) EMC NetWorker
12 4 (0.57%) Cisco Prime
13 3 (0.43%) Iperf
13 3 (0.43%) Cisco IPCC
14 2 (0.29%) NetCrunch
Vendors
1 618 (88.54%) Cisco
2 268 (38.40%) F5
3 261 (37.39%) Juniper
4 236 (33.81%) CheckPoint
5 115 (16.48%) Citrix
6 106 (15.19%) Blue Coat
7 102 (14.61%) SolarWinds
8 101 (14.47%) VMware
9 78 (11.17%) Infoblox
10 74 (10.60%) HP
11 47 (6.73%) Aruba
12 46 (6.59%) Riverbed
13 34 (4.87%) Imperva
14 33 (4.73%) Fortinet
14 33 (4.73%) Microsoft
15 30 (4.30%) BT
16 24 (3.44%) Nokia
17 23 (3.30%) Red Hat
18 21 (3.01%) Nortel
19 18 (2.58%) BMC
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