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 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 180 177 192
Rank change year-on-year
-3 +15
Contract jobs citing BGP 98 69 46
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the South East 0.97% 0.76% 0.53%
As % of the Communications & Networking category 5.34% 3.80% 2.85%
Number of daily rates quoted 55 23 22
Average daily rate
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Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+4.28% -6.66%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £226 £251 £303
10% offered a daily rate of more than £489 £450 £445
UK excluding London average daily rate £375 £350 £364
% change year-on-year
+7.14% -3.78%
Number of hourly rates quoted 5 2 0
Average hourly rate £47.83 £41.00 -
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
+16.65% -
UK excluding London average hourly rate £47.83 £40.00 £41.00
% change year-on-year
+19.57% -2.43%
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
1836 1814 1613
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the South East 18.23% 19.86% 18.45%
Number of daily rates quoted 986 859 741
Average daily rate £350 £347 £350
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+0.72% -0.72%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £225 £220 £190
10% offered a daily rate of more than £480 £475 £473
UK excluding London average daily rate £350 £338 £325
% change year-on-year
+3.70% +3.84%
Number of hourly rates quoted 129 97 102
Average hourly rate £27.00 £20.21 £22.50
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
+33.63% -10.20%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £13.00 £13.00 £13.50
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £47.83 £50.00 £37.50
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 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 31 August 2015.

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 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
Berkshire -5 39 £358 -14.88% 10
Hampshire +3 17 £470 +141.02% 4
Buckinghamshire -2 16 £475 - 2
Kent +7 8 £394 +12.50%
Surrey -6 8 £351 -2.43% 5
West Sussex -16 5 £338 -
Oxfordshire -22 3 £275 - 1
East Sussex -2 2 £254 -32.33%
BGP
England

BGP
Top 30 Related IT Skills in the South East

For the 6 months to 31 August 2015, 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.

1 133 (85.26%) Cisco
2 132 (84.62%) OSPF
3 100 (64.10%) Cisco Certification
4 94 (60.26%) Firewall
5 89 (57.05%) LAN
6 87 (55.77%) MPLS
7 80 (51.28%) CCNP
8 71 (45.51%) WAN
9 60 (38.46%) CheckPoint
10 58 (37.18%) TCP/IP
11 55 (35.26%) Juniper
11 55 (35.26%) Data Centre
12 52 (33.33%) VPN
13 47 (30.13%) DNS
13 47 (30.13%) EIGRP
13 47 (30.13%) F5
14 45 (28.85%) CCNA
15 44 (28.21%) Telecoms
15 44 (28.21%) Cisco ASA
16 36 (23.08%) Network Design
17 32 (20.51%) IPsec
17 32 (20.51%) DHCP
17 32 (20.51%) HSRP
18 31 (19.87%) Ethernet
18 31 (19.87%) VLAN
19 29 (18.59%) Cisco Nexus
20 28 (17.95%) Security Cleared
20 28 (17.95%) Load Balancing
21 25 (16.03%) SC Cleared
22 24 (15.38%) VMware

BGP
Top Related IT Skills in the South East by Category

For the 6 months to 31 August 2015, 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 10 (6.41%) MS Exchange
2 9 (5.77%) Exchange Server 2007
2 9 (5.77%) Exchange Server 2010
2 9 (5.77%) Exchange Server 2013
3 2 (1.28%) SharePoint
3 2 (1.28%) Lync
3 2 (1.28%) CMS
3 2 (1.28%) Exchange Server 2003
Applications
1 7 (4.49%) MS Excel
2 4 (2.56%) MS Visio
3 3 (1.92%) MS Office
4 1 (0.64%) MS PowerPoint
Cloud Services
1 8 (5.13%) SaaS
2 5 (3.21%) Microsoft Azure
Communications & Networking
1 132 (84.62%) OSPF
2 94 (60.26%) Firewall
3 89 (57.05%) LAN
4 87 (55.77%) MPLS
5 71 (45.51%) WAN
6 58 (37.18%) TCP/IP
7 52 (33.33%) VPN
8 47 (30.13%) DNS
8 47 (30.13%) EIGRP
9 44 (28.21%) Cisco ASA
10 32 (20.51%) IPsec
10 32 (20.51%) DHCP
10 32 (20.51%) HSRP
11 31 (19.87%) Ethernet
11 31 (19.87%) VLAN
12 29 (18.59%) Cisco Nexus
13 24 (15.38%) Wireless
14 21 (13.46%) VRRP
14 21 (13.46%) RIP
14 21 (13.46%) SNMP
Development Applications
1 3 (1.92%) VSS/SourceSafe
General
1 44 (28.21%) Telecoms
2 17 (10.90%) Finance
3 6 (3.85%) Banking
4 3 (1.92%) Games
5 2 (1.28%) Electronics
5 2 (1.28%) Retail
5 2 (1.28%) Billing
6 1 (0.64%) German Language
6 1 (0.64%) Spanish Language
6 1 (0.64%) Back Office
6 1 (0.64%) Military
6 1 (0.64%) Legal
6 1 (0.64%) Publishing
Job Titles
1 75 (48.08%) Network Engineer
2 24 (15.38%) Architect
3 20 (12.82%) Network Architect
4 19 (12.18%) Senior Network Engineer
5 16 (10.26%) IP Engineer
6 13 (8.33%) Cisco Engineer
7 10 (6.41%) Security Engineer
8 9 (5.77%) Infrastructure Engineer
8 9 (5.77%) Design Engineer
9 8 (5.13%) Cisco Network Engineer
10 7 (4.49%) Support Engineer
11 6 (3.85%) Network Security Engineer
12 5 (3.21%) Consultant
12 5 (3.21%) Network Operations Engineer
12 5 (3.21%) Operations Engineer
13 4 (2.56%) Network Implementation Engineer
13 4 (2.56%) Implementation Engineer
13 4 (2.56%) Network Specialist
13 4 (2.56%) Analyst
14 3 (1.92%) Solutions Architect
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 13 (8.33%) 802.1X
2 9 (5.77%) CSS
3 2 (1.28%) Silverlight
4 1 (0.64%) HTML
Miscellaneous
1 55 (35.26%) Data Centre
2 11 (7.05%) PKI
3 8 (5.13%) Enterprise Software
4 7 (4.49%) Analytical Skills
5 6 (3.85%) Clustering
6 3 (1.92%) Distributed Denial-of-Service
6 3 (1.92%) Computer Science
7 2 (1.28%) STB
7 2 (1.28%) Video on Demand
7 2 (1.28%) IPTV
7 2 (1.28%) MPEG
7 2 (1.28%) DTV
7 2 (1.28%) GIS
7 2 (1.28%) Streaming Video
8 1 (0.64%) CESG
8 1 (0.64%) Smart Meter
8 1 (0.64%) EMC VNX
Operating Systems
1 19 (12.18%) Linux
2 18 (11.54%) Windows
3 11 (7.05%) UNIX
4 9 (5.77%) Windows Server 2008
4 9 (5.77%) Windows Server 2012
5 4 (2.56%) Solaris
6 3 (1.92%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
7 1 (0.64%) HPUX
Processes & Methodologies
1 36 (23.08%) Network Design
2 28 (17.95%) Load Balancing
3 20 (12.82%) ITIL
4 13 (8.33%) Migration
5 11 (7.05%) Validation
6 10 (6.41%) Network Monitoring
7 9 (5.77%) Capacity Planning
7 9 (5.77%) Capacity Management
8 7 (4.49%) Service Delivery
8 7 (4.49%) Configuration Management
9 6 (3.85%) Enterprise Architecture
9 6 (3.85%) Project Planning
10 5 (3.21%) Incident Management
10 5 (3.21%) Stakeholder Management
11 4 (2.56%) Low Latency
11 4 (2.56%) Performance Monitoring
12 3 (1.92%) Performance Tuning
12 3 (1.92%) Kalman Filter
12 3 (1.92%) Performance Management
12 3 (1.92%) Network Management
Programming Languages
1 6 (3.85%) Perl
2 3 (1.92%) SQL
3 1 (0.64%) Python
3 1 (0.64%) Shell Script
3 1 (0.64%) C
Qualifications
1 100 (64.10%) Cisco Certification
2 80 (51.28%) CCNP
3 45 (28.85%) CCNA
4 28 (17.95%) Security Cleared
5 25 (16.03%) SC Cleared
6 20 (12.82%) CCIE
7 12 (7.69%) Degree
8 8 (5.13%) VMware Certified Professional (VCP)
9 7 (4.49%) CCIP
9 7 (4.49%) DV Cleared
10 6 (3.85%) CCSE
10 6 (3.85%) CCDP
11 5 (3.21%) Microsoft Certification
11 5 (3.21%) MCSE
12 4 (2.56%) CCDE
12 4 (2.56%) JNCIA
12 4 (2.56%) CISSP
13 3 (1.92%) CCENT
14 2 (1.28%) BC Cleared
14 2 (1.28%) JNCIS
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 4 (2.56%) SLA
2 2 (1.28%) Sarbanes-Oxley
3 1 (0.64%) ISO/IEC 27001
3 1 (0.64%) PCI DSS
System Software
1 16 (10.26%) Active Directory
2 14 (8.97%) VMware Infrastructure
3 9 (5.77%) XenApp
3 9 (5.77%) XenDesktop
4 8 (5.13%) vSphere
5 3 (1.92%) VirtualBox
5 3 (1.92%) Snort
6 2 (1.28%) ProxySG
7 1 (0.64%) VMware ESX
7 1 (0.64%) DFS Replication
Systems Management
1 10 (6.41%) SolarWinds Orion
2 9 (5.77%) Cacti
3 7 (4.49%) FortiGate
4 6 (3.85%) OpenView
5 5 (3.21%) Foglight
6 3 (1.92%) CiscoWorks
6 3 (1.92%) WhatsUp Gold
6 3 (1.92%) Cisco CUCM
7 1 (0.64%) Cisco Prime
7 1 (0.64%) Iperf
7 1 (0.64%) HP Quality Center
7 1 (0.64%) SCCM
Vendors
1 133 (85.26%) Cisco
2 60 (38.46%) CheckPoint
3 55 (35.26%) Juniper
4 47 (30.13%) F5
5 24 (15.38%) VMware
6 19 (12.18%) SolarWinds
7 14 (8.97%) HP
8 13 (8.33%) Citrix
9 11 (7.05%) Blue Coat
10 9 (5.77%) Avaya
11 5 (3.21%) Sourcefire
11 5 (3.21%) Nokia
12 4 (2.56%) Red Hat
12 4 (2.56%) Aruba
12 4 (2.56%) Brocade
12 4 (2.56%) Microsoft
13 3 (1.92%) Alcatel-Lucent
13 3 (1.92%) Qualys
13 3 (1.92%) Huawei
13 3 (1.92%) BT
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