The first table below looks at the demand for BGP skills in IT contracts advertised for the South East region. Included is a guide to the average contractor rates offered in IT contracts that have cited BGP over the 3 months to 11 July 2014 with a comparison to the same period in the previous 2 years. The second table is for comparison and provides aggregates for all of the Communications & Networking category for the South East region.

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
11 Jul 2014
Same period 2013 Same period 2012
Border Gateway Protocol (BGP)
Rank 179 196 186
Rank change year-on-year
+17 -10
Contract jobs citing BGP 63 33 60
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the South East 0.70% 0.40% 0.61%
As % of the Communications & Networking category 3.70% 2.16% 3.00%
Number of daily rates quoted 20 14 11
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£350 £375 £260
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
-6.66% +44.23%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £191 £266 £200
10% offered a daily rate of more than £450 £476 £413
UK excluding London average daily rate £350 £338 £320
% change year-on-year
+3.70% +5.46%
Number of hourly rates quoted 2 0 1
Average hourly rate £41.00 - £27.50
UK excluding London average hourly rate £41.00 £50.00 £27.50
% change year-on-year
-18.00% +81.81%
Communications & Networking Category
South East
Contract IT job ads with a match in the
Communications & Networking category
1702 1527 2000
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the South East 19.00% 18.30% 20.43%
Number of daily rates quoted 717 659 550
Average daily rate £335 £350 £320
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
-4.28% +9.37%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £200 £175 £175
10% offered a daily rate of more than £455 £475 £445
UK excluding London average daily rate £325 £320 £325
% change year-on-year
+1.56% -1.53%
Number of hourly rates quoted 96 153 188
Average hourly rate £17.50 £25.00 £31.50
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
-30.00% -20.63%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £13.00 £13.75 £15.00
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £45.00 £40.00 £46.00
UK excluding London average hourly rate £19.00 £24.50 £25.00
% change year-on-year
-22.44% -2.00%
BGP
England

BGP
Jobs Demand Trend in the South East

This chart provides a 3-month moving total of IT contractor jobs citing BGP across the South East region as a proportion of the total demand within 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 11 July 2014.

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
Contract Job Locations in the South East

The table below looks at the demand and provides a guide to the average contractor rates quoted in IT jobs citing BGP within the South East region over the 3 months to 11 July 2014. 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
Berkshire +21 38 £338 -7.53% 7
Hampshire -7 8 £173 -50.71% 4
Surrey +3 7 £450 +20.00% 1
Kent -1 4 £350 +45.83% 1
Buckinghamshire -15 2 - -
West Sussex -4 1 - -
East Sussex - 1 £375 -
Oxfordshire - 1 £275 - 1
BGP
England

BGP
Top 30 Related IT Skills in the South East

For the 6 months to 11 July 2014, IT contractor jobs across the South East 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.

1 110 (83.33%) Cisco
2 102 (77.27%) OSPF
3 93 (70.45%) MPLS
4 78 (59.09%) Cisco Certification
5 77 (58.33%) Firewall
6 63 (47.73%) VPN
7 53 (40.15%) CCNP
8 52 (39.39%) CheckPoint
9 50 (37.88%) Telecoms
10 49 (37.12%) Juniper
11 42 (31.82%) Ethernet
11 42 (31.82%) IPsec
12 41 (31.06%) Cisco ASA
13 40 (30.30%) LAN
13 40 (30.30%) Network Design
14 39 (29.55%) WAN
15 36 (27.27%) CCIE
16 34 (25.76%) VoIP
17 29 (21.97%) Network Management
18 27 (20.45%) DNS
19 26 (19.70%) Load Balancing
20 25 (18.94%) F5
20 25 (18.94%) HSRP
21 24 (18.18%) Cisco Nexus
21 24 (18.18%) Cisco PIX
21 24 (18.18%) LTE
21 24 (18.18%) SNMP
21 24 (18.18%) VRRP
22 23 (17.42%) EIGRP
22 23 (17.42%) TCP/IP

BGP
Top Related IT Skills in the South East by Category

For the 6 months to 11 July 2014, IT contractor jobs across the South East 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 8 (6.06%) Apache
2 6 (4.55%) MS Exchange
2 6 (4.55%) Exchange Server 2010
3 5 (3.79%) Exchange Server 2007
4 4 (3.03%) Lync
4 4 (3.03%) Exchange Server 2013
5 1 (0.76%) CMS
5 1 (0.76%) Tomcat
5 1 (0.76%) IIS
Applications
1 8 (6.06%) MS Office
1 8 (6.06%) MS Excel
2 1 (0.76%) MS Visio
Business Applications
1 1 (0.76%) Remedy ITSM
Communications & Networking
1 102 (77.27%) OSPF
2 93 (70.45%) MPLS
3 77 (58.33%) Firewall
4 63 (47.73%) VPN
5 42 (31.82%) Ethernet
5 42 (31.82%) IPsec
6 41 (31.06%) Cisco ASA
7 40 (30.30%) LAN
8 39 (29.55%) WAN
9 34 (25.76%) VoIP
10 27 (20.45%) DNS
11 25 (18.94%) HSRP
12 24 (18.18%) Cisco Nexus
12 24 (18.18%) LTE
12 24 (18.18%) SNMP
12 24 (18.18%) Cisco PIX
12 24 (18.18%) VRRP
13 23 (17.42%) EIGRP
13 23 (17.42%) TCP/IP
13 23 (17.42%) FWSM
Database & Business Intelligence
1 7 (5.30%) MS Access
2 1 (0.76%) SQL Server 2005
2 1 (0.76%) SQL Server 2008
2 1 (0.76%) SQL Server
Development Applications
1 5 (3.79%) GDB
2 2 (1.52%) VSS/SourceSafe
General
1 50 (37.88%) Telecoms
2 8 (6.06%) Finance
3 2 (1.52%) Legal
3 2 (1.52%) Games
3 2 (1.52%) Banking
3 2 (1.52%) Financial Institution
3 2 (1.52%) Local Government
3 2 (1.52%) Electronics
4 1 (0.76%) Japanese Language
4 1 (0.76%) Portuguese Language
4 1 (0.76%) Back Office
4 1 (0.76%) Retail
4 1 (0.76%) Multimedia
Job Titles
1 41 (31.06%) Network Engineer
2 29 (21.97%) Design Engineer
3 27 (20.45%) IP Engineer
4 20 (15.15%) Architect
5 18 (13.64%) Security Engineer
6 16 (12.12%) Test Engineer
7 13 (9.85%) Network Architect
8 11 (8.33%) Network Design Engineer
9 9 (6.82%) Consultant
9 9 (6.82%) Network Security Engineer
10 8 (6.06%) RAN Engineer
11 6 (4.55%) Network Consultant
11 6 (4.55%) Senior Security Engineer
12 5 (3.79%) Infrastructure Engineer
12 5 (3.79%) Solutions Architect
12 5 (3.79%) Analyst
13 4 (3.03%) Network Analyst
13 4 (3.03%) NOC Engineer
13 4 (3.03%) Senior Infrastructure Engineer
13 4 (3.03%) Cisco Network Engineer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 2 (1.52%) CSS
2 1 (0.76%) FIX Protocol
2 1 (0.76%) .NET
Miscellaneous
1 1 (0.76%) Blackberry
1 1 (0.76%) IVR
1 1 (0.76%) CESG
1 1 (0.76%) SecurID
1 1 (0.76%) Computer Science
1 1 (0.76%) Video Conferencing
1 1 (0.76%) Smart Meter
Operating Systems
1 9 (6.82%) Windows
2 8 (6.06%) Windows Server 2008
3 4 (3.03%) Windows Server 2012
3 4 (3.03%) UNIX
4 3 (2.27%) Windows Server 2003
4 3 (2.27%) Windows 7
5 1 (0.76%) CentOS
5 1 (0.76%) Linux
Processes & Methodologies
1 40 (30.30%) Network Design
2 29 (21.97%) Network Management
3 26 (19.70%) Load Balancing
4 16 (12.12%) Network Architecture
4 16 (12.12%) ITIL
5 10 (7.58%) Validation
6 9 (6.82%) Project Management
6 9 (6.82%) Change Management
6 9 (6.82%) Risk Assessment
7 8 (6.06%) Capacity Management
8 6 (4.55%) Capacity Planning
9 5 (3.79%) E-Commerce
10 4 (3.03%) Migration
10 4 (3.03%) Demand Forecasting
11 3 (2.27%) Network Monitoring
11 3 (2.27%) Fault Management
11 3 (2.27%) TOGAF
11 3 (2.27%) Technical Architecture
12 2 (1.52%) Incident Management
12 2 (1.52%) Software Testing
Programming Languages
1 8 (6.06%) SQL
2 7 (5.30%) VB
3 5 (3.79%) C
4 4 (3.03%) Embedded C
5 3 (2.27%) Python
6 2 (1.52%) Perl
7 1 (0.76%) Shell Script
Qualifications
1 78 (59.09%) Cisco Certification
2 53 (40.15%) CCNP
3 36 (27.27%) CCIE
4 22 (16.67%) CCNA
5 19 (14.39%) Security Cleared
6 14 (10.61%) CISSP
6 14 (10.61%) CCDP
6 14 (10.61%) CCSP
7 13 (9.85%) Check Point Certification
7 13 (9.85%) SC Cleared
8 6 (4.55%) Microsoft Certification
8 6 (4.55%) Degree
8 6 (4.55%) CCIP
8 6 (4.55%) MCSE
9 5 (3.79%) CCSA
9 5 (3.79%) VMware Certified Professional (VCP)
10 4 (3.03%) BC Cleared
11 2 (1.52%) JNCIP
11 2 (1.52%) CCSE
11 2 (1.52%) ISEB
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 13 (9.85%) PCI DSS
2 4 (3.03%) SLA
3 1 (0.76%) COBIT
3 1 (0.76%) QA
3 1 (0.76%) ISO 9001
System Software
1 8 (6.06%) VMware Infrastructure
2 7 (5.30%) Active Directory
3 5 (3.79%) vSphere
4 4 (3.03%) XenApp
4 4 (3.03%) XenDesktop
5 2 (1.52%) ProxySG
5 2 (1.52%) Snort
6 1 (0.76%) VMware ESX
Systems Management
1 9 (6.82%) FortiGate
2 7 (5.30%) OPNET
3 5 (3.79%) Cisco CUCM
4 2 (1.52%) HP Quality Center
5 1 (0.76%) McAfee ePO
5 1 (0.76%) Cisco UCCX
5 1 (0.76%) NetBackup
5 1 (0.76%) WSUS
5 1 (0.76%) SCCM
5 1 (0.76%) SolarWinds Orion
5 1 (0.76%) Cisco UCCE
Vendors
1 110 (83.33%) Cisco
2 52 (39.39%) CheckPoint
3 49 (37.12%) Juniper
4 25 (18.94%) F5
5 18 (13.64%) Huawei
6 15 (11.36%) Nokia
7 13 (9.85%) BT
7 13 (9.85%) VMware
8 12 (9.09%) Ericsson
9 11 (8.33%) Redback
9 11 (8.33%) Radware
10 10 (7.58%) Alcatel-Lucent
11 9 (6.82%) Blue Coat
12 8 (6.06%) Nortel
13 7 (5.30%) Microsoft
13 7 (5.30%) Business Objects
13 7 (5.30%) SolarWinds
14 5 (3.79%) Fortinet
14 5 (3.79%) HP
14 5 (3.79%) Citrix