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 1 September 2014 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 Sep 2014
Same period 2013 Same period 2012
Border Gateway Protocol (BGP)
Rank 177 193 179
Rank change year-on-year
+16 -14
Contract jobs citing BGP 71 47 76
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the South East 0.76% 0.53% 0.77%
As % of the Communications & Networking category 3.85% 2.91% 3.77%
Number of daily rates quoted 24 22 17
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£355 £375 £268
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
-5.33% +40.18%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £252 £303 £218
10% offered a daily rate of more than £450 £445 £448
UK excluding London average daily rate £350 £364 £325
% change year-on-year
-3.78% +11.92%
Number of hourly rates quoted 2 0 4
Average hourly rate £41.00 - £27.50
UK excluding London average hourly rate £40.00 £41.00 £29.50
% change year-on-year
-2.43% +38.98%
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
1842 1617 2017
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the South East 19.81% 18.25% 20.46%
Number of daily rates quoted 877 744 605
Average daily rate £347 £350 £330
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
-0.72% +6.06%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £220 £190 £200
10% offered a daily rate of more than £475 £473 £450
UK excluding London average daily rate £338 £325 £330
% change year-on-year
+3.84% -1.51%
Number of hourly rates quoted 99 103 174
Average hourly rate £20.50 £22.50 £27.50
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
-8.88% -18.18%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £13.00 £13.50 £13.25
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £50.00 £37.50 £45.00
UK excluding London average hourly rate £23.00 £23.21 £25.00
% change year-on-year
-0.90% -7.16%

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 1 September 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 1 September 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 +35 43 £420 +15.86% 6
Surrey 0 11 £360 -4.00% 8
Hampshire -15 5 £195 -44.28% 5
Buckinghamshire +3 4 - -
Kent - 4 £350 - 1
Oxfordshire - 1 £275 -
East Sussex - 1 £375 -
BGP
England

BGP
Top 30 Related IT Skills in the South East

For the 6 months to 1 September 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.

1 108 (89.26%) Cisco
2 97 (80.17%) OSPF
3 80 (66.12%) Firewall
4 76 (62.81%) Cisco Certification
5 75 (61.98%) MPLS
6 56 (46.28%) CheckPoint
7 50 (41.32%) Juniper
7 50 (41.32%) VPN
8 47 (38.84%) CCNP
9 45 (37.19%) CCIE
9 45 (37.19%) Cisco ASA
10 41 (33.88%) IPsec
10 41 (33.88%) Telecoms
11 35 (28.93%) VoIP
12 32 (26.45%) Load Balancing
12 32 (26.45%) Network Design
12 32 (26.45%) LAN
13 30 (24.79%) WAN
13 30 (24.79%) Network Management
14 28 (23.14%) Cisco PIX
15 27 (22.31%) F5
15 27 (22.31%) SNMP
15 27 (22.31%) DNS
16 26 (21.49%) FWSM
16 26 (21.49%) Cisco Nexus
17 25 (20.66%) Network Security
18 22 (18.18%) Ethernet
19 20 (16.53%) TCP/IP
20 18 (14.88%) Nokia
20 18 (14.88%) EIGRP

BGP
Top Related IT Skills in the South East by Category

For the 6 months to 1 September 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 9 (7.44%) Apache
2 4 (3.31%) MS Exchange
2 4 (3.31%) Exchange Server 2007
2 4 (3.31%) Lync
2 4 (3.31%) Exchange Server 2010
2 4 (3.31%) Exchange Server 2013
3 1 (0.83%) IIS
Applications
1 3 (2.48%) MS Excel
2 1 (0.83%) MS Visio
Cloud Services
1 1 (0.83%) SaaS
Communications & Networking
1 97 (80.17%) OSPF
2 80 (66.12%) Firewall
3 75 (61.98%) MPLS
4 50 (41.32%) VPN
5 45 (37.19%) Cisco ASA
6 41 (33.88%) IPsec
7 35 (28.93%) VoIP
8 32 (26.45%) LAN
9 30 (24.79%) WAN
10 28 (23.14%) Cisco PIX
11 27 (22.31%) DNS
11 27 (22.31%) SNMP
12 26 (21.49%) FWSM
12 26 (21.49%) Cisco Nexus
13 25 (20.66%) Network Security
14 22 (18.18%) Ethernet
15 20 (16.53%) TCP/IP
16 18 (14.88%) EIGRP
17 16 (13.22%) VLAN
18 15 (12.40%) VRRP
Database & Business Intelligence
1 1 (0.83%) SQL Server
1 1 (0.83%) DB2
Development Applications
1 7 (5.79%) GDB
2 2 (1.65%) VSS/SourceSafe
General
1 41 (33.88%) Telecoms
2 8 (6.61%) Finance
3 2 (1.65%) Games
3 2 (1.65%) Banking
3 2 (1.65%) Local Government
4 1 (0.83%) Portuguese Language
4 1 (0.83%) Financial Institution
4 1 (0.83%) Retail
4 1 (0.83%) Multimedia
4 1 (0.83%) Legal
4 1 (0.83%) Manufacturing
Job Titles
1 33 (27.27%) IP Engineer
2 32 (26.45%) Network Engineer
3 29 (23.97%) Design Engineer
4 19 (15.70%) Architect
5 17 (14.05%) Security Engineer
6 10 (8.26%) Network Architect
7 9 (7.44%) Network Security Engineer
8 8 (6.61%) Test Engineer
9 7 (5.79%) Consultant
9 7 (5.79%) Solutions Architect
10 6 (4.96%) Senior Security Engineer
11 5 (4.13%) Infrastructure Engineer
11 5 (4.13%) Network Consultant
12 4 (3.31%) Analyst
12 4 (3.31%) Senior Infrastructure Engineer
12 4 (3.31%) 3rd Line Network Engineer
13 3 (2.48%) Designer
13 3 (2.48%) Development Engineer
13 3 (2.48%) Senior IP Engineer
13 3 (2.48%) IP Network Engineer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 2 (1.65%) CSS
2 1 (0.83%) Regular Expression
Miscellaneous
1 2 (1.65%) Digital Media
2 1 (0.83%) Firmware
2 1 (0.83%) SecurID
2 1 (0.83%) Video Conferencing
2 1 (0.83%) Smart Meter
Operating Systems
1 8 (6.61%) Windows
2 5 (4.13%) Windows Server 2008
3 4 (3.31%) Windows Server 2012
4 3 (2.48%) UNIX
4 3 (2.48%) Linux
5 2 (1.65%) Windows 7
6 1 (0.83%) Oracle Linux
6 1 (0.83%) Windows Server 2003
6 1 (0.83%) SUSE
6 1 (0.83%) AIX
Processes & Methodologies
1 32 (26.45%) Network Design
1 32 (26.45%) Load Balancing
2 30 (24.79%) Network Management
3 14 (11.57%) ITIL
4 13 (10.74%) Network Architecture
5 11 (9.09%) Risk Assessment
6 10 (8.26%) Validation
7 7 (5.79%) Change Management
8 6 (4.96%) Project Management
9 4 (3.31%) ITSM
9 4 (3.31%) Demand Forecasting
10 3 (2.48%) Network Monitoring
10 3 (2.48%) Stakeholder Management
10 3 (2.48%) E-Commerce
10 3 (2.48%) Software Engineering
10 3 (2.48%) TOGAF
10 3 (2.48%) Technical Architecture
11 2 (1.65%) Software Testing
11 2 (1.65%) Embedded Software Development
11 2 (1.65%) Process Management
Programming Languages
1 7 (5.79%) C
2 6 (4.96%) Embedded C
3 5 (4.13%) Python
4 2 (1.65%) Perl
5 1 (0.83%) SQL
5 1 (0.83%) Shell Script
Qualifications
1 76 (62.81%) Cisco Certification
2 47 (38.84%) CCNP
3 45 (37.19%) CCIE
4 17 (14.05%) CCDP
5 16 (13.22%) CCSP
5 16 (13.22%) CISSP
6 15 (12.40%) Check Point Certification
7 14 (11.57%) CCNA
8 9 (7.44%) Security Cleared
9 5 (4.13%) Degree
10 4 (3.31%) SC Cleared
10 4 (3.31%) CCIP
10 4 (3.31%) VMware Certified Professional (VCP)
10 4 (3.31%) MCSE
10 4 (3.31%) Microsoft Certification
11 3 (2.48%) CCSA
12 2 (1.65%) JNCIP
12 2 (1.65%) ISEB
12 2 (1.65%) ISTQB Foundation Certification
12 2 (1.65%) CCSE
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 16 (13.22%) PCI DSS
2 4 (3.31%) SLA
3 1 (0.83%) COBIT
3 1 (0.83%) ISO 9001
System Software
1 5 (4.13%) vSphere
2 4 (3.31%) XenApp
2 4 (3.31%) XenDesktop
2 4 (3.31%) Active Directory
2 4 (3.31%) Snort
3 3 (2.48%) VMware Infrastructure
3 3 (2.48%) ProxySG
4 1 (0.83%) FreeRADIUS
Systems Management
1 10 (8.26%) FortiGate
2 3 (2.48%) Cisco CUCM
2 3 (2.48%) Cisco Prime
3 2 (1.65%) HP Quality Center
4 1 (0.83%) CA Spectrum
Vendors
1 108 (89.26%) Cisco
2 56 (46.28%) CheckPoint
3 50 (41.32%) Juniper
4 27 (22.31%) F5
5 18 (14.88%) Nokia
6 15 (12.40%) Redback
6 15 (12.40%) Radware
7 14 (11.57%) Ericsson
8 12 (9.92%) Huawei
9 8 (6.61%) VMware
9 8 (6.61%) Blue Coat
9 8 (6.61%) Microsoft
10 6 (4.96%) Fortinet
11 5 (4.13%) Nokia Solutions and Networks
11 5 (4.13%) Citrix
11 5 (4.13%) Alcatel-Lucent
12 4 (3.31%) HP
12 4 (3.31%) Sourcefire
12 4 (3.31%) SolarWinds
13 3 (2.48%) IBM
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