The table below looks at the statistics for BGP skills in IT contracts advertised for the Kent region. Included is a guide to the average contractor rates offered in IT contracts that have cited BGP over the 3 months to 31 August 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
31 Aug 2015
Same period 2014 Same period 2013
Border Gateway Protocol (BGP)
Rank 35 42 -
Rank change year-on-year
+7 -
Contract jobs citing BGP 8 3 0
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Kent 2.63% 1.01% -
As % of the Communications & Networking category 20.51% 4.11% -
Number of daily rates quoted 2 3 0
Average daily rate
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£394 £350 -
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+12.50% -
UK excluding London average daily rate £375 £350 £364
% change year-on-year
+7.14% -3.78%
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 0 0
Average hourly rate - - -
UK excluding London average hourly rate £47.83 £40.00 £41.00
% change year-on-year
+19.57% -2.43%
BGP
South East

The following table is for comparison with the above and provides statistics for the entire Communications & Networking category in contract jobs advertised in the Kent region.

Communications & Networking Category
Kent
Contract IT job ads with a match in the
Communications & Networking category
39 73 45
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Kent 12.83% 24.50% 15.73%
Number of daily rates quoted 20 37 25
Average daily rate £363 £350 £275
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+3.57% +27.27%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £300 £225 £150
10% offered a daily rate of more than £470 £525 £500
UK excluding London average daily rate £350 £338 £325
% change year-on-year
+3.70% +3.84%
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 1 4
Average hourly rate - £12.50 £13.50
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
- -7.40%
UK excluding London average hourly rate £21.53 £22.50 £23.50
% change year-on-year
-4.33% -4.25%

BGP
Jobs Demand Trend in Kent

This chart provides a 3-month moving total of IT contractor jobs citing BGP across the Kent region as a proportion of the total demand within the Communications & Networking category.

BGP Jobs Demand Trend in Kent

BGP
Daily Rate Trend in Kent

This chart provides the 3-month moving average for daily rates quoted in IT contract jobs citing BGP across the Kent region.

BGP Daily Rate Trend in Kent

BGP
Hourly Rate Trend in Kent

This chart provides the 3-month moving average for hourly rates quoted in IT contractor jobs citing BGP across the Kent region.

BGP Hourly Rate Trend in Kent

BGP
Contract Job Locations in Kent

The table below looks at the demand and provides a guide to the average contractor rates quoted in IT jobs citing BGP within the Kent region over the 3 months to 31 August 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
Tunbridge Wells -2 3 £394 +12.50%
Sevenoaks - 1 - -
BGP
South East

BGP
Top 30 Related IT Skills in Kent

For the 6 months to 31 August 2015, IT contractor jobs across the Kent 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 10 (100.00%) Cisco
1 10 (100.00%) OSPF
2 9 (90.00%) Firewall
2 9 (90.00%) Exchange Server 2007
2 9 (90.00%) Windows Server 2008
2 9 (90.00%) XenApp
2 9 (90.00%) XenDesktop
2 9 (90.00%) SolarWinds
2 9 (90.00%) Active Directory
2 9 (90.00%) Windows
2 9 (90.00%) MS Exchange
2 9 (90.00%) Citrix
2 9 (90.00%) CheckPoint
2 9 (90.00%) VMware
2 9 (90.00%) Windows Server 2012
2 9 (90.00%) Exchange Server 2013
2 9 (90.00%) Exchange Server 2010
3 8 (80.00%) vSphere
3 8 (80.00%) MPLS
3 8 (80.00%) LAN
3 8 (80.00%) WAN
3 8 (80.00%) SolarWinds Orion
4 7 (70.00%) BIG-IP
4 7 (70.00%) F5
5 6 (60.00%) CCNP
5 6 (60.00%) Cisco Certification
6 5 (50.00%) Microsoft Certification
6 5 (50.00%) ITIL
6 5 (50.00%) CCNA
6 5 (50.00%) MCSE

BGP
Top Related IT Skills in Kent by Category

For the 6 months to 31 August 2015, IT contractor jobs across the Kent 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 9 (90.00%) MS Exchange
1 9 (90.00%) Exchange Server 2007
1 9 (90.00%) Exchange Server 2010
1 9 (90.00%) Exchange Server 2013
2 1 (10.00%) Exchange Server 2003
Applications
1 5 (50.00%) MS Excel
Cloud Services
1 5 (50.00%) Microsoft Azure
Communications & Networking
1 10 (100.00%) OSPF
2 9 (90.00%) Firewall
3 8 (80.00%) LAN
3 8 (80.00%) WAN
3 8 (80.00%) MPLS
4 7 (70.00%) BIG-IP
5 1 (10.00%) VLAN
5 1 (10.00%) Network Security
5 1 (10.00%) F5 BIG-IP LTM
5 1 (10.00%) F5 BIG-IP GTM
5 1 (10.00%) EIGRP
Job Titles
1 4 (40.00%) Infrastructure Engineer
2 3 (30.00%) Analyst
2 3 (30.00%) Support Analyst
3 2 (20.00%) 3rd Line Support
3 2 (20.00%) Infrastructure Analyst
3 2 (20.00%) Infrastructure Support Analyst
4 1 (10.00%) Senior Support Engineer
4 1 (10.00%) Security Engineer
4 1 (10.00%) Infrastructure Consultant
4 1 (10.00%) 3rd Line Support Analyst
4 1 (10.00%) VMware Architect
4 1 (10.00%) Architect
4 1 (10.00%) Technical Engineer
4 1 (10.00%) Technical Consultant
4 1 (10.00%) Support Engineer
4 1 (10.00%) Consultant
4 1 (10.00%) Network Engineer
4 1 (10.00%) Network Security Engineer
Miscellaneous
1 5 (50.00%) Data Centre
Operating Systems
1 9 (90.00%) Windows
1 9 (90.00%) Windows Server 2008
1 9 (90.00%) Windows Server 2012
Processes & Methodologies
1 5 (50.00%) ITIL
2 3 (30.00%) Capacity Planning
3 1 (10.00%) Problem Management
Qualifications
1 6 (60.00%) CCNP
1 6 (60.00%) Cisco Certification
2 5 (50.00%) Microsoft Certification
2 5 (50.00%) VMware Certified Professional (VCP)
2 5 (50.00%) CCNA
2 5 (50.00%) MCSE
System Software
1 9 (90.00%) Active Directory
1 9 (90.00%) XenApp
1 9 (90.00%) XenDesktop
2 8 (80.00%) vSphere
3 1 (10.00%) DFS Replication
3 1 (10.00%) VMware ESX
3 1 (10.00%) VMware Infrastructure
Systems Management
1 8 (80.00%) SolarWinds Orion
2 5 (50.00%) Foglight
3 1 (10.00%) SCCM
Vendors
1 10 (100.00%) Cisco
2 9 (90.00%) Citrix
2 9 (90.00%) CheckPoint
2 9 (90.00%) VMware
2 9 (90.00%) SolarWinds
3 7 (70.00%) F5
4 1 (10.00%) Mercator
4 1 (10.00%) Juniper
4 1 (10.00%) HP