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 1 July 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
1 Jul 2015
Same period 2014 Same period 2013
Border Gateway Protocol (BGP)
Rank 300 366 385
Rank change year-on-year
+66 +19
Contract jobs citing BGP 340 214 159
As % of all contract IT jobs located in England 0.67% 0.44% 0.36%
As % of the Communications & Networking category 4.59% 3.24% 2.48%
Number of daily rates quoted 209 120 70
Average daily rate
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£350 £375 £356
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
-6.66% +5.33%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £265 £225 £275
10% offered a daily rate of more than £475 £475 £450
UK excluding London average daily rate £340 £383 £325
% change year-on-year
-11.11% +17.69%
Number of hourly rates quoted 1 4 2
Average hourly rate £40.00 £87.50 £32.50
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
-54.28% +169.23%
UK excluding London average hourly rate £40.00 £40.00 £32.50
% change year-on-year
- +23.07%
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
7412 6606 6421
As % of all contract IT jobs located in England 14.59% 13.57% 14.40%
Number of daily rates quoted 4239 3614 3361
Average daily rate £360 £353 £350
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+2.12% +0.71%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £225 £205 £200
10% offered a daily rate of more than £500 £500 £500
UK excluding London average daily rate £340 £325 £320
% change year-on-year
+4.61% +1.56%
Number of hourly rates quoted 437 366 499
Average hourly rate £22.50 £19.00 £23.75
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
+18.42% -20.00%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £12.50 £11.29 £14.00
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £45.00 £40.50 £42.50
UK excluding London average hourly rate £25.00 £19.00 £25.00
% change year-on-year
+31.57% -24.00%

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 1 July 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 1 July 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 +51 154 £375 - 45
South East -22 56 £400 +18.51% 25
West Midlands +31 43 £323 -24.11% 2
North West +13 37 £375 - 4
Yorkshire -6 19 £298 -25.67% 4
East of England +6 14 £265 -20.89% 3
South West -8 14 £475 +11.76% 3
North East -17 3 £282 +18.73% 1
East Midlands -10 1 £363 +3.57%
BGP
UK

BGP
Top 30 Related IT Skills in England

For the 6 months to 1 July 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.

1 572 (87.06%) Cisco
2 505 (76.86%) OSPF
3 424 (64.54%) Cisco Certification
4 411 (62.56%) Firewall
5 338 (51.45%) MPLS
6 328 (49.92%) CCNP
7 290 (44.14%) WAN
8 273 (41.55%) LAN
9 256 (38.96%) EIGRP
10 244 (37.14%) VPN
11 235 (35.77%) Juniper
12 225 (34.25%) Cisco ASA
12 225 (34.25%) F5
13 215 (32.72%) CheckPoint
14 181 (27.55%) Data Centre
15 175 (26.64%) Wireless
16 171 (26.03%) TCP/IP
17 169 (25.72%) Network Security
18 162 (24.66%) Cisco Nexus
19 159 (24.20%) DNS
20 150 (22.83%) IPsec
21 141 (21.46%) CCNA
22 137 (20.85%) Load Balancing
23 126 (19.18%) Finance
24 121 (18.42%) Cisco IOS
25 113 (17.20%) CCIE
26 112 (17.05%) HSRP
27 106 (16.13%) DHCP
27 106 (16.13%) SolarWinds
28 103 (15.68%) Ethernet

BGP
Top Related IT Skills in England by Category

For the 6 months to 1 July 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 16 (2.44%) IIS
2 15 (2.28%) Apache
3 12 (1.83%) Confluence
3 12 (1.83%) MediaWiki
4 9 (1.37%) Lync
4 9 (1.37%) nginx
5 8 (1.22%) MS Exchange
6 6 (0.91%) SharePoint
7 4 (0.61%) Exchange Server 2007
7 4 (0.61%) Exchange Server 2010
7 4 (0.61%) Exchange Server 2013
8 2 (0.30%) CMS
9 1 (0.15%) Exchange Server 2000
9 1 (0.15%) Exchange Server 2003
9 1 (0.15%) Tomcat
Applications
1 16 (2.44%) MS Visio
2 14 (2.13%) MS Office
3 8 (1.22%) MS Excel
4 3 (0.46%) MS PowerPoint
5 1 (0.15%) Fireworks
Business Applications
1 2 (0.30%) SAP Oil and Gas
Cloud Services
1 10 (1.52%) SaaS
2 2 (0.30%) Office 365
2 2 (0.30%) Cloud Computing
2 2 (0.30%) Microsoft Azure
3 1 (0.15%) Amazon AWS
Communications & Networking
1 505 (76.86%) OSPF
2 411 (62.56%) Firewall
3 338 (51.45%) MPLS
4 290 (44.14%) WAN
5 273 (41.55%) LAN
6 256 (38.96%) EIGRP
7 244 (37.14%) VPN
8 225 (34.25%) Cisco ASA
9 175 (26.64%) Wireless
10 171 (26.03%) TCP/IP
11 169 (25.72%) Network Security
12 162 (24.66%) Cisco Nexus
13 159 (24.20%) DNS
14 150 (22.83%) IPsec
15 121 (18.42%) Cisco IOS
16 112 (17.05%) HSRP
17 106 (16.13%) DHCP
18 103 (15.68%) Ethernet
19 96 (14.61%) Multicast
20 95 (14.46%) VLAN
Database & Business Intelligence
1 16 (2.44%) SQL Server
2 14 (2.13%) MySQL
3 12 (1.83%) PostgreSQL
4 8 (1.22%) Oracle Database
5 6 (0.91%) Relational Database
6 2 (0.30%) DB2
7 1 (0.15%) SQL Server 2008
Development Applications
1 12 (1.83%) Subversion
1 12 (1.83%) JIRA
1 12 (1.83%) Git (software)
1 12 (1.83%) Hudson
1 12 (1.83%) Jenkins
2 10 (1.52%) VSS/SourceSafe
3 1 (0.15%) Ant
3 1 (0.15%) GCC
General
1 126 (19.18%) Finance
2 85 (12.94%) Telecoms
3 45 (6.85%) Banking
4 22 (3.35%) Multimedia
5 19 (2.89%) Investment Banking
6 14 (2.13%) Retail
7 13 (1.98%) Marketing
7 13 (1.98%) Financial Institution
8 8 (1.22%) Games
9 6 (0.91%) Billing
10 4 (0.61%) Back Office
10 4 (0.61%) Manufacturing
11 3 (0.46%) Electronics
12 2 (0.30%) Legal
12 2 (0.30%) Publishing
12 2 (0.30%) Corporate Banking
12 2 (0.30%) German Language
13 1 (0.15%) Spanish Language
13 1 (0.15%) French Language
13 1 (0.15%) Advertising
Job Titles
1 362 (55.10%) Network Engineer
2 51 (7.76%) Architect
3 48 (7.31%) Network Specialist
4 45 (6.85%) Cisco Engineer
5 42 (6.39%) Security Engineer
6 40 (6.09%) Senior Network Engineer
7 38 (5.78%) IP Engineer
8 37 (5.63%) Consultant
8 37 (5.63%) Network Security Engineer
9 35 (5.33%) Design Engineer
10 33 (5.02%) Network Architect
11 29 (4.41%) Cisco Network Engineer
12 22 (3.35%) Network Consultant
12 22 (3.35%) Implementation Engineer
13 20 (3.04%) Network Security Specialist
13 20 (3.04%) Operations Engineer
13 20 (3.04%) Security Specialist
14 19 (2.89%) Project Manager
15 16 (2.44%) Network Design Engineer
15 16 (2.44%) Firewall Engineer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 9 (1.37%) CSS
2 5 (0.76%) XMPP
3 4 (0.61%) Middleware
3 4 (0.61%) LAMP
4 2 (0.30%) Silverlight
4 2 (0.30%) Regular Expression
5 1 (0.15%) HTML
5 1 (0.15%) Web Services
Miscellaneous
1 181 (27.55%) Data Centre
2 34 (5.18%) PKI
3 29 (4.41%) Distributed Denial-of-Service
4 28 (4.26%) Analytical Skills
5 25 (3.81%) Clustering
6 22 (3.35%) Video Conferencing
7 20 (3.04%) Fat Client
7 20 (3.04%) Thin Client
8 14 (2.13%) User Experience
9 13 (1.98%) Enterprise Software
10 12 (1.83%) Wiki
11 10 (1.52%) IVR
12 9 (1.37%) Computer Science
12 9 (1.37%) Eurex
12 9 (1.37%) EMC VNX
13 8 (1.22%) Celerra
13 8 (1.22%) Replication
14 6 (0.91%) Management Information System
15 5 (0.76%) Cryptography
16 4 (0.61%) DTV
Operating Systems
1 100 (15.22%) Linux
2 78 (11.87%) Windows
3 72 (10.96%) UNIX
4 30 (4.57%) Solaris
5 12 (1.83%) CentOS
6 11 (1.67%) Windows Server 2003
7 10 (1.52%) Ubuntu
8 9 (1.37%) Debian
9 7 (1.07%) Windows Server 2012
9 7 (1.07%) Windows Server 2008
10 4 (0.61%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
11 3 (0.46%) SUSE
12 2 (0.30%) AIX
12 2 (0.30%) Oracle Linux
13 1 (0.15%) Windows 7
13 1 (0.15%) HPUX
13 1 (0.15%) Windows 2000
13 1 (0.15%) Mac OS X
Processes & Methodologies
1 137 (20.85%) Load Balancing
2 79 (12.02%) Network Design
3 70 (10.65%) ITIL
4 69 (10.50%) Network Management
5 51 (7.76%) Migration
6 43 (6.54%) Network Monitoring
7 42 (6.39%) E-Commerce
8 36 (5.48%) Capacity Planning
9 33 (5.02%) Service Delivery
10 29 (4.41%) Project Management
11 28 (4.26%) Change Control
12 26 (3.96%) Disaster Recovery
13 23 (3.50%) Network Architecture
13 23 (3.50%) DDoS Mitigation
14 22 (3.35%) Mentoring
14 22 (3.35%) Low Latency
15 19 (2.89%) Change Management
16 18 (2.74%) Service Management
16 18 (2.74%) Configuration Management
16 18 (2.74%) Incident Management
Programming Languages
1 22 (3.35%) Perl
2 16 (2.44%) Lisp
3 15 (2.28%) C
3 15 (2.28%) Python
4 12 (1.83%) PHP
5 11 (1.67%) SQL
6 10 (1.52%) Ruby
6 10 (1.52%) Bash Shell
7 8 (1.22%) Java
8 4 (0.61%) VB
9 3 (0.46%) Tcl
10 1 (0.15%) JavaScript
10 1 (0.15%) Shell Script
Qualifications
1 424 (64.54%) Cisco Certification
2 328 (49.92%) CCNP
3 141 (21.46%) CCNA
4 113 (17.20%) CCIE
5 52 (7.91%) Security Cleared
6 45 (6.85%) CCIP
7 39 (5.94%) SC Cleared
7 39 (5.94%) CCSE
7 39 (5.94%) Degree
8 28 (4.26%) CCDP
9 22 (3.35%) CCSA
10 21 (3.20%) JNCIP
11 20 (3.04%) DV Cleared
12 14 (2.13%) JNCIS
13 12 (1.83%) JNCIA
14 10 (1.52%) Check Point Certification
15 9 (1.37%) PMP
15 9 (1.37%) PMI Certification
16 8 (1.22%) CISSP
16 8 (1.22%) BC Cleared
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 19 (2.89%) SLA
2 5 (0.76%) QA
3 3 (0.46%) PCI DSS
4 2 (0.30%) ISO/IEC 27001
System Software
1 59 (8.98%) VMware Infrastructure
2 20 (3.04%) Active Directory
3 18 (2.74%) XenServer
4 13 (1.98%) VMware ESX
4 13 (1.98%) XenApp
5 12 (1.83%) iptables
5 12 (1.83%) Samba
5 12 (1.83%) Postfix
6 11 (1.67%) Snort
6 11 (1.67%) vCloud
6 11 (1.67%) vSphere
7 8 (1.22%) ProxySG
7 8 (1.22%) Terminal Services
7 8 (1.22%) Hyper-V
7 8 (1.22%) EMC RecoverPoint
8 4 (0.61%) XenDesktop
9 3 (0.46%) Firmware
10 2 (0.30%) NFS
10 2 (0.30%) Xen
10 2 (0.30%) FreeRADIUS
Systems Management
1 34 (5.18%) Cisco CUCM
2 21 (3.20%) CiscoWorks
3 17 (2.59%) RANCID
4 16 (2.44%) OPNET
5 12 (1.83%) OpenView
5 12 (1.83%) ZABBIX
5 12 (1.83%) Puppet
6 11 (1.67%) FortiGate
7 10 (1.52%) Nagios
8 9 (1.37%) Cacti
8 9 (1.37%) AirWatch
9 8 (1.22%) CA Spectrum
10 7 (1.07%) NetCrunch
10 7 (1.07%) SolarWinds Orion
11 6 (0.91%) Opscode Chef
11 6 (0.91%) Salt
12 5 (0.76%) Cisco UCCX
13 4 (0.61%) EMC NetWorker
14 3 (0.46%) WhatsUp Gold
14 3 (0.46%) Cisco IPCC
Vendors
1 572 (87.06%) Cisco
2 235 (35.77%) Juniper
3 225 (34.25%) F5
4 215 (32.72%) CheckPoint
5 106 (16.13%) SolarWinds
6 88 (13.39%) Citrix
7 86 (13.09%) Blue Coat
8 78 (11.87%) VMware
9 67 (10.20%) Infoblox
9 67 (10.20%) HP
10 54 (8.22%) Aruba
11 37 (5.63%) Riverbed
12 34 (5.18%) Microsoft
13 27 (4.11%) Nortel
14 25 (3.81%) BT
15 24 (3.65%) Nokia
16 23 (3.50%) Avaya
17 21 (3.20%) Imperva
18 20 (3.04%) Fortinet
18 20 (3.04%) Red Hat
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