The table below looks at the statistics for BGP skills in IT contracts advertised for the South East region. Included is a guide to the contractor rates offered in IT contracts that have cited BGP over the 3 months to 30 May 2016 with a comparison to the same period over 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 May 2016
Same period 2015 Same period 2014
Border Gateway Protocol (BGP)
Rank 177 201 191
Rank change year-on-year
+24 -10
Contract jobs citing BGP 92 58 54
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the South East 1.01% 0.62% 0.59%
As % of the Communications & Networking category 4.91% 3.19% 3.21%
Number of daily rates quoted 44 19 23
Median daily rate £375 £400 £338
Median daily rate % change year-on-year
-6.25% +18.51%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £250 £266 £163
10% offered a daily rate of more than £458 £510 £500
UK excluding London median daily rate £363 £350 £400
% change year-on-year
+3.57% -12.50%
Number of hourly rates quoted 9 1 0
Median hourly rate £47.83 £30.00 -
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year
+59.43% -
UK excluding London median hourly rate £47.83 £40.00 -
% change year-on-year
+19.57% -
BGP
England

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

Communications & Networking Category
South East
Contract IT job ads with a match in the
Communications & Networking category
1874 1817 1684
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the South East 20.51% 19.43% 18.32%
Number of daily rates quoted 1044 883 725
Median daily rate £375 £370 £325
Median daily rate % change year-on-year
+1.35% +13.84%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £250 £175 £175
10% offered a daily rate of more than £500 £500 £475
UK excluding London median daily rate £370 £340 £338
% change year-on-year
+8.82% +0.74%
Number of hourly rates quoted 115 105 105
Median hourly rate £35.50 £34.00 £18.38
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year
+4.41% +85.03%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £13.25 £15.50 £13.00
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £47.83 £40.00 £45.00
UK excluding London median hourly rate £29.00 £26.00 £18.00
% change year-on-year
+11.53% +44.44%

BGP
Jobs Demand Trend in the South East

The demand trend of contract jobs across the South East region citing BGP as a proportion of all IT contracts with a match in the Communications & Networking category.

BGP Jobs Demand Trend in the South East

BGP
Daily Rate Trend in the South East

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

BGP Daily Rate Trend in the South East

BGP
Daily Rate Histogram in the South East

This chart provides a histogram of daily rates quoted in contract IT jobs citing BGP across the South East region over the 3 months to 30 May 2016.

BGP Daily Rate Histogram in the South East

BGP
Hourly Rate Trend in the South East

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

BGP Hourly Rate Trend in the South East

BGP
Hourly Rate Histogram in the South East

This chart provides a histogram of hourly rates quoted in contract IT jobs citing BGP across the South East region over the 3 months to 30 May 2016.

BGP Hourly Rate Histogram in the South East

BGP
Contract Job Locations in the South East

The table below looks at the demand and provides a guide to the median contractor rates quoted in IT jobs citing BGP within the South East region over the 3 months to 30 May 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
(Click see detailed
statistics and trends)
Rank Change
on Same Period
Last Year
Matching
Contract
IT Job Ads
Median
Daily Rate
Last 3 Months
Median Daily Rate
% Change
on Same Period
Last Year
Live
Job
Vacancies
Berkshire -1 42 £400 +4.91% 6
Hampshire +17 26 £300 -25.00% 5
Buckinghamshire +14 12 £400 +19.40% 4
Surrey -1 9 £380 +11.76% 5
West Sussex - 4 £350 - 1
Oxfordshire 0 2 £325 -
BGP
England

BGP
Top 30 Related IT Skills in the South East

For the 6 months to 30 May 2016, IT contractor jobs citing BGP also mentioned the following skills in order of popularity. The figures indicate the number co-occurrences and its proportion to all contract ads across the South East region with a requirement for BGP.

1 144 (85.21%) Cisco
2 115 (68.05%) OSPF
3 107 (63.31%) MPLS
4 100 (59.17%) Cisco Certification
5 80 (47.34%) WAN
6 79 (46.75%) Firewall
7 76 (44.97%) LAN
8 63 (37.28%) Juniper
9 62 (36.69%) VPN
10 61 (36.09%) CCNP
11 59 (34.91%) EIGRP
12 57 (33.73%) IPsec
12 57 (33.73%) DNS
13 56 (33.14%) Cisco ASA
14 50 (29.59%) TCP/IP
15 45 (26.63%) CCNA
16 42 (24.85%) Telecoms
17 40 (23.67%) Cisco Nexus
18 39 (23.08%) Data Centre
18 39 (23.08%) CheckPoint
19 38 (22.49%) Security Cleared
20 37 (21.89%) DHCP
21 36 (21.30%) Wireless
22 31 (18.34%) SC Cleared
23 30 (17.75%) F5
24 29 (17.16%) Load Balancing
25 26 (15.38%) IPv6
26 25 (14.79%) SSL
26 25 (14.79%) Migration
27 24 (14.20%) Network Design

BGP
Top Related IT Skills in the South East by Category

The follow tables expand on the table above by listing co-occurrences grouped by category. The same job type, locality and period is covered with up to 20 co-occurrences shown in each of the following categories:

Application Platforms
1 2 (1.18%) SharePoint
2 1 (0.59%) CMS
2 1 (0.59%) OpenStack
Applications
1 11 (6.51%) MS Excel
2 2 (1.18%) MS Office
2 2 (1.18%) MS PowerPoint
Business Applications
1 8 (4.73%) Remedy ITSM
2 2 (1.18%) SAP Oil and Gas
Cloud Services
1 7 (4.14%) Microsoft Azure
2 1 (0.59%) IaaS
Communications & Networking
1 115 (68.05%) OSPF
2 107 (63.31%) MPLS
3 80 (47.34%) WAN
4 79 (46.75%) Firewall
5 76 (44.97%) LAN
6 62 (36.69%) VPN
7 59 (34.91%) EIGRP
8 57 (33.73%) DNS
8 57 (33.73%) IPsec
9 56 (33.14%) Cisco ASA
10 50 (29.59%) TCP/IP
11 40 (23.67%) Cisco Nexus
12 37 (21.89%) DHCP
13 36 (21.30%) Wireless
14 26 (15.38%) IPv6
15 25 (14.79%) SSL
16 23 (13.61%) HSRP
16 23 (13.61%) RIP
17 21 (12.43%) SNMP
17 21 (12.43%) VLAN
Development Applications
1 11 (6.51%) VSS/SourceSafe
General
1 42 (24.85%) Telecoms
2 11 (6.51%) Finance
2 11 (6.51%) Marketing
3 5 (2.96%) Back Office
3 5 (2.96%) Military
4 3 (1.78%) Billing
4 3 (1.78%) Retail
5 2 (1.18%) Electronics
5 2 (1.18%) Games
5 2 (1.18%) Manufacturing
6 1 (0.59%) Banking
6 1 (0.59%) Multimedia
Job Titles
1 97 (57.40%) Network Engineer
2 32 (18.93%) Cisco Engineer
3 24 (14.20%) Cisco Network Engineer
4 19 (11.24%) Support Engineer
5 17 (10.06%) IP Engineer
5 17 (10.06%) Security Engineer
6 15 (8.88%) Senior Network Engineer
7 14 (8.28%) Network Support
8 12 (7.10%) Network Support Engineer
8 12 (7.10%) SC Cleared Network Engineer
9 10 (5.92%) Network Security Engineer
10 8 (4.73%) Design Engineer
10 8 (4.73%) IP Security Engineer
11 7 (4.14%) Analyst
11 7 (4.14%) Architect
11 7 (4.14%) Designer
11 7 (4.14%) IP Design Engineer
11 7 (4.14%) IP Network Engineer
11 7 (4.14%) Network Architect
11 7 (4.14%) Network Designer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 12 (7.10%) CSS
2 10 (5.92%) .NET
2 10 (5.92%) XML
3 6 (3.55%) 802.1X
4 2 (1.18%) Silverlight
Miscellaneous
1 39 (23.08%) Data Centre
2 14 (8.28%) Management Information System
3 12 (7.10%) Public Cloud
4 11 (6.51%) Computer Science
5 8 (4.73%) Distributed Denial-of-Service
6 7 (4.14%) Analytical Skills
6 7 (4.14%) PKI
7 5 (2.96%) Mathematics
8 4 (2.37%) Driving Licence
8 4 (2.37%) Streaming Video
9 3 (1.78%) e-Health
10 2 (1.18%) Cryptography
10 2 (1.18%) DTV
10 2 (1.18%) IPTV
10 2 (1.18%) MPEG
10 2 (1.18%) Video on Demand
11 1 (0.59%) BBC
11 1 (0.59%) Eurex
11 1 (0.59%) FlexPod
11 1 (0.59%) iSeries
Operating Systems
1 23 (13.61%) Windows
2 22 (13.02%) Linux
3 19 (11.24%) Windows Server
4 11 (6.51%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
5 10 (5.92%) Ubuntu
6 4 (2.37%) Unix
7 3 (1.78%) CatOS
8 2 (1.18%) AIX
9 1 (0.59%) CentOS
Processes & Methodologies
1 29 (17.16%) Load Balancing
2 25 (14.79%) Migration
3 24 (14.20%) Network Design
4 21 (12.43%) ITIL
5 16 (9.47%) High Availability
6 12 (7.10%) Network Architecture
6 12 (7.10%) Process Improvement
7 10 (5.92%) Change Control
7 10 (5.92%) Software Testing
7 10 (5.92%) Workflow
8 9 (5.33%) Configuration Management
8 9 (5.33%) Information Management
8 9 (5.33%) Mentoring
8 9 (5.33%) Operations Management
8 9 (5.33%) Presales
9 8 (4.73%) ITSM
10 7 (4.14%) Change Management
11 6 (3.55%) DDoS Mitigation
11 6 (3.55%) Multi-Factor Authentication
11 6 (3.55%) Two-Factor Authentication
Programming Languages
1 10 (5.92%) C
1 10 (5.92%) C#
1 10 (5.92%) C++
1 10 (5.92%) PowerShell
1 10 (5.92%) VB
1 10 (5.92%) VBScript
2 3 (1.78%) Perl
2 3 (1.78%) Python
3 2 (1.18%) Tcl
4 1 (0.59%) Lisp
Qualifications
1 100 (59.17%) Cisco Certification
2 61 (36.09%) CCNP
3 45 (26.63%) CCNA
4 38 (22.49%) Security Cleared
5 31 (18.34%) SC Cleared
6 21 (12.43%) Degree
7 17 (10.06%) CCIE
8 10 (5.92%) JNCIS
9 9 (5.33%) CCSA
9 9 (5.33%) CCSE
10 8 (4.73%) JNCIA
11 7 (4.14%) JNCIP
12 6 (3.55%) CISSP
12 6 (3.55%) MCSA
12 6 (3.55%) MCSD
12 6 (3.55%) MCSE
12 6 (3.55%) Microsoft Certification
13 5 (2.96%) DV Cleared
14 4 (2.37%) CCDP
15 2 (1.18%) CCDA
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 9 (5.33%) SLA
2 2 (1.18%) GLP
System Software
1 12 (7.10%) Hyper-V
2 9 (5.33%) VMware Infrastructure
3 7 (4.14%) Active Directory
4 6 (3.55%) ProxySG
5 2 (1.18%) iptables
5 2 (1.18%) vCloud
5 2 (1.18%) vSphere
6 1 (0.59%) Forefront TMG
6 1 (0.59%) VMware ESXi
Systems Management
1 15 (8.88%) Cisco Prime
2 9 (5.33%) SolarWinds Orion
2 9 (5.33%) Systems Management Server (SMS)
3 6 (3.55%) FortiGate
4 5 (2.96%) WhatsUp Gold
5 3 (1.78%) OpenView
6 1 (0.59%) Amdocs OSS
6 1 (0.59%) Cisco CUCM
6 1 (0.59%) Cisco UCCE
Vendors
1 144 (85.21%) Cisco
2 63 (37.28%) Juniper
3 39 (23.08%) CheckPoint
4 30 (17.75%) F5
5 21 (12.43%) SolarWinds
6 20 (11.83%) Palo Alto
7 15 (8.88%) Microsoft
8 14 (8.28%) VMware
9 12 (7.10%) Huawei
10 11 (6.51%) Red Hat
11 9 (5.33%) HP
11 9 (5.33%) NetScout
12 8 (4.73%) Aruba
12 8 (4.73%) Remedy
13 7 (4.14%) Blue Coat
13 7 (4.14%) Fortinet
14 6 (3.55%) Barracuda Networks
14 6 (3.55%) Nokia
15 5 (2.96%) Avaya
15 5 (2.96%) Brocade
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