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 24 August 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
24 Aug 2016
Same period 2015 Same period 2014
Border Gateway Protocol (BGP)
Rank 210 186 184
Rank change year-on-year
-24 -2
Contract jobs citing BGP 51 92 68
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the South East 0.58% 0.94% 0.74%
As % of the Communications & Networking category 3.23% 5.15% 3.73%
Number of daily rates quoted 25 52 22
Median daily rate £350 £375 £355
Median daily rate % change year-on-year
-6.66% +5.63%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £275 £214 £251
10% offered a daily rate of more than £456 £495 £450
UK excluding London median daily rate £350 £375 £350
% change year-on-year
-6.66% +7.14%
Number of hourly rates quoted 3 3 2
Median hourly rate £48.00 £47.83 £41.00
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year
+0.35% +16.65%
UK excluding London median hourly rate £46.00 £47.83 £40.00
% change year-on-year
-3.82% +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
1581 1786 1821
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the South East 17.96% 18.26% 19.83%
Number of daily rates quoted 926 975 852
Median daily rate £375 £356 £348
Median daily rate % change year-on-year
+5.33% +2.29%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £226 £225 £215
10% offered a daily rate of more than £500 £480 £475
UK excluding London median daily rate £365 £350 £338
% change year-on-year
+4.28% +3.70%
Number of hourly rates quoted 99 125 99
Median hourly rate £38.50 £23.75 £19.00
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year
+62.10% +25.00%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £12.50 £13.00 £12.50
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £49.46 £47.83 £50.00
UK excluding London median hourly rate £35.00 £21.53 £21.88
% change year-on-year
+62.60% -1.60%

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 24 August 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
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 24 August 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 -7 23 £387 +10.42% 4
Hampshire -4 13 £335 -31.03% 3
Surrey +7 10 £313 -11.03% 4
Buckinghamshire +6 3 - - 1
Oxfordshire -3 2 £350 -6.66% 2
BGP
England

BGP
Top 30 Related IT Skills in the South East

For the 6 months to 24 August 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.

1 115 (78.77%) Cisco
2 97 (66.44%) OSPF
3 88 (60.27%) Cisco Certification
4 83 (56.85%) MPLS
5 67 (45.89%) Firewall
6 60 (41.10%) CCNP
7 56 (38.36%) WAN
8 52 (35.62%) LAN
9 51 (34.93%) Data Centre
10 50 (34.25%) Cisco ASA
10 50 (34.25%) Juniper
11 49 (33.56%) DNS
11 49 (33.56%) IPsec
12 45 (30.82%) VPN
13 40 (27.40%) CCNA
13 40 (27.40%) EIGRP
13 40 (27.40%) Cisco Nexus
14 38 (26.03%) TCP/IP
15 34 (23.29%) Security Cleared
16 32 (21.92%) CheckPoint
16 32 (21.92%) Load Balancing
17 30 (20.55%) Telecoms
18 28 (19.18%) F5
19 27 (18.49%) SC Cleared
19 27 (18.49%) Windows
20 26 (17.81%) HSRP
21 23 (15.75%) DHCP
22 22 (15.07%) RIP
22 22 (15.07%) Wireless
23 21 (14.38%) HTTP

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 3 (2.05%) OpenStack
1 3 (2.05%) SharePoint
2 2 (1.37%) CMS
2 2 (1.37%) Elasticsearch
2 2 (1.37%) Exchange Server 2010
2 2 (1.37%) MS Exchange
3 1 (0.68%) Apache
3 1 (0.68%) Tomcat
Applications
1 13 (8.90%) MS Excel
2 4 (2.74%) MS Office
3 3 (2.05%) MS PowerPoint
4 1 (0.68%) MS Visio
Business Applications
1 7 (4.79%) Remedy ITSM
2 2 (1.37%) SAP Oil and Gas
Cloud Services
1 7 (4.79%) Microsoft Azure
2 2 (1.37%) Amazon AWS
3 1 (0.68%) Cloud Computing
3 1 (0.68%) IaaS
Communications & Networking
1 97 (66.44%) OSPF
2 83 (56.85%) MPLS
3 67 (45.89%) Firewall
4 56 (38.36%) WAN
5 52 (35.62%) LAN
6 50 (34.25%) Cisco ASA
7 49 (33.56%) DNS
7 49 (33.56%) IPsec
8 45 (30.82%) VPN
9 40 (27.40%) Cisco Nexus
9 40 (27.40%) EIGRP
10 38 (26.03%) TCP/IP
11 26 (17.81%) HSRP
12 23 (15.75%) DHCP
13 22 (15.07%) RIP
13 22 (15.07%) Wireless
14 21 (14.38%) HTTP
15 17 (11.64%) SSL
16 16 (10.96%) Ethernet
17 15 (10.27%) F5 BIG-IP LTM
Development Applications
1 4 (2.74%) VSS/SourceSafe
2 2 (1.37%) Jenkins
2 2 (1.37%) JIRA
General
1 30 (20.55%) Telecoms
2 11 (7.53%) Marketing
3 10 (6.85%) Finance
4 3 (2.05%) Billing
4 3 (2.05%) Retail
5 2 (1.37%) Back Office
5 2 (1.37%) Electronics
5 2 (1.37%) Games
5 2 (1.37%) Manufacturing
6 1 (0.68%) Military
6 1 (0.68%) Multimedia
Job Titles
1 82 (56.16%) Network Engineer
2 19 (13.01%) Cisco Engineer
2 19 (13.01%) Senior Network Engineer
3 16 (10.96%) Cisco Network Engineer
4 15 (10.27%) Support Engineer
5 14 (9.59%) Security Engineer
6 12 (8.22%) SC Cleared Network Engineer
7 11 (7.53%) IP Engineer
8 9 (6.16%) Analyst
8 9 (6.16%) Business Analyst
9 8 (5.48%) Network Support
9 8 (5.48%) Network Support Engineer
10 7 (4.79%) Consultant
10 7 (4.79%) IP Security Engineer
10 7 (4.79%) Network Security Engineer
11 6 (4.11%) Azure Engineer
11 6 (4.11%) Design Engineer
11 6 (4.11%) Juniper Engineer
12 5 (3.42%) Architect
12 5 (3.42%) Network Analyst
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 13 (8.90%) CSS
2 10 (6.85%) .NET
2 10 (6.85%) XML
3 5 (3.42%) 802.1X
4 2 (1.37%) Silverlight
5 1 (0.68%) Apache Flex
5 1 (0.68%) HTML
Miscellaneous
1 51 (34.93%) Data Centre
2 12 (8.22%) Distributed Denial-of-Service
2 12 (8.22%) Public Cloud
3 11 (7.53%) Analytical Skills
4 9 (6.16%) Computer Science
4 9 (6.16%) PKI
5 6 (4.11%) Management Information System
6 5 (3.42%) Driving Licence
6 5 (3.42%) Streaming Video
7 3 (2.05%) Cryptography
7 3 (2.05%) Mathematics
8 2 (1.37%) BBC
8 2 (1.37%) Digital TV
8 2 (1.37%) IPTV
8 2 (1.37%) MPEG
8 2 (1.37%) Private Cloud
8 2 (1.37%) Video Conferencing
8 2 (1.37%) Video on Demand
8 2 (1.37%) Virtual Team
9 1 (0.68%) FlexPod
Operating Systems
1 27 (18.49%) Windows
2 21 (14.38%) Windows Server
3 18 (12.33%) Linux
4 12 (8.22%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
5 11 (7.53%) Ubuntu
6 4 (2.74%) AIX
7 3 (2.05%) Unix
8 1 (0.68%) CentOS
8 1 (0.68%) FreeBSD
8 1 (0.68%) Solaris
Processes & Methodologies
1 32 (21.92%) Load Balancing
2 21 (14.38%) ITIL
3 20 (13.70%) Network Design
4 15 (10.27%) Network Architecture
5 14 (9.59%) Migration
6 13 (8.90%) Configuration Management
7 11 (7.53%) Presales
8 10 (6.85%) High Availability
8 10 (6.85%) Software Testing
8 10 (6.85%) Workflow
9 9 (6.16%) Mentoring
9 9 (6.16%) Process Improvement
10 8 (5.48%) Service Delivery
11 7 (4.79%) Change Control
11 7 (4.79%) DDoS Mitigation
11 7 (4.79%) Deep Packet Inspection
11 7 (4.79%) Multi-Factor Authentication
11 7 (4.79%) Two-Factor Authentication
12 6 (4.11%) Information Management
12 6 (4.11%) Operations Management
Programming Languages
1 11 (7.53%) C
2 10 (6.85%) C#
2 10 (6.85%) C++
2 10 (6.85%) PowerShell
2 10 (6.85%) VB
2 10 (6.85%) VBScript
3 5 (3.42%) Perl
4 4 (2.74%) Python
5 2 (1.37%) Tcl
6 1 (0.68%) Java
6 1 (0.68%) Lisp
6 1 (0.68%) PHP
6 1 (0.68%) SQL
Qualifications
1 88 (60.27%) Cisco Certification
2 60 (41.10%) CCNP
3 40 (27.40%) CCNA
4 34 (23.29%) Security Cleared
5 27 (18.49%) SC Cleared
6 19 (13.01%) Degree
7 17 (11.64%) CCIE
8 10 (6.85%) CCSA
8 10 (6.85%) CCSE
9 8 (5.48%) JNCIS
10 7 (4.79%) CISSP
11 6 (4.11%) CCDP
11 6 (4.11%) JNCIA
11 6 (4.11%) MCSA
11 6 (4.11%) MCSD
11 6 (4.11%) MCSE
11 6 (4.11%) Microsoft Certification
12 4 (2.74%) JNCIP
13 3 (2.05%) CCIP
14 2 (1.37%) CCDA
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 6 (4.11%) SLA
2 2 (1.37%) GLP
3 1 (0.68%) ISO/IEC 27001
System Software
1 13 (8.90%) Hyper-V
2 10 (6.85%) VMware Infrastructure
3 9 (6.16%) Active Directory
4 7 (4.79%) ProxySG
5 3 (2.05%) vSphere
6 2 (1.37%) Docker
6 2 (1.37%) vCloud
7 1 (0.68%) Forefront TMG
7 1 (0.68%) VMware ESX
Systems Management
1 9 (6.16%) Cisco Prime
1 9 (6.16%) FortiGate
1 9 (6.16%) Systems Management Server (SMS)
2 6 (4.11%) SolarWinds Orion
3 3 (2.05%) Cisco CUCM
4 2 (1.37%) CFEngine
4 2 (1.37%) logstash
4 2 (1.37%) Opscode Chef
4 2 (1.37%) Puppet
4 2 (1.37%) ZABBIX
5 1 (0.68%) Amdocs OSS
5 1 (0.68%) Cisco UCCE
5 1 (0.68%) Nagios
5 1 (0.68%) WhatsUp Gold
Vendors
1 115 (78.77%) Cisco
2 50 (34.25%) Juniper
3 32 (21.92%) CheckPoint
4 28 (19.18%) F5
5 20 (13.70%) Microsoft
6 16 (10.96%) VMware
7 12 (8.22%) Palo Alto
7 12 (8.22%) Red Hat
8 11 (7.53%) SolarWinds
9 10 (6.85%) Fortinet
10 9 (6.16%) Nokia
11 8 (5.48%) Huawei
12 7 (4.79%) Blue Coat
12 7 (4.79%) Remedy
13 5 (3.42%) Extreme Networks
13 5 (3.42%) Riverbed
14 4 (2.74%) Barracuda Networks
15 3 (2.05%) BMC
15 3 (2.05%) Intel Security
16 2 (1.37%) EMC