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 22 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
22 Jul 2014
Same period 2013 Same period 2012
Border Gateway Protocol (BGP)
Rank 184 199 175
Rank change year-on-year
+15 -24
Contract jobs citing BGP 56 35 66
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the South East 0.63% 0.42% 0.67%
As % of the Communications & Networking category 3.38% 2.30% 3.22%
Number of daily rates quoted 18 15 13
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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 £195 £310 £200
10% offered a daily rate of more than £450 £473 £314
UK excluding London average daily rate £350 £328 £300
% change year-on-year
+6.87% +9.16%
Number of hourly rates quoted 2 0 2
Average hourly rate £41.00 - £27.50
UK excluding London average hourly rate £40.00 £41.00 £27.50
% change year-on-year
-2.43% +49.09%
Communications & Networking Category
South East
Contract IT job ads with a match in the
Communications & Networking category
1657 1524 2051
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the South East 18.56% 18.15% 20.79%
Number of daily rates quoted 714 663 562
Average daily rate £338 £350 £325
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
-3.57% +7.69%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £200 £175 £187
10% offered a daily rate of more than £461 £450 £440
UK excluding London average daily rate £331 £325 £325
% change year-on-year
+1.84% -
Number of hourly rates quoted 96 144 187
Average hourly rate £17.50 £25.50 £31.00
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
-31.37% -17.74%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £13.00 £14.00 £15.00
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £45.00 £40.00 £45.00
UK excluding London average hourly rate £20.00 £25.00 £25.00
% change year-on-year
-20.00% -
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 22 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 22 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 +20 34 £344 -5.82% 6
Surrey -7 7 £450 +20.00%
Hampshire -9 5 £195 -44.28% 4
Kent - 4 £350 -
Buckinghamshire -6 2 - - 2
West Sussex 0 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 22 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.

1 108 (82.44%) Cisco
2 100 (76.34%) OSPF
3 92 (70.23%) MPLS
4 77 (58.78%) Cisco Certification
5 75 (57.25%) Firewall
6 61 (46.56%) VPN
7 52 (39.69%) CCNP
8 51 (38.93%) CheckPoint
9 49 (37.40%) Telecoms
10 48 (36.64%) Juniper
11 41 (31.30%) IPsec
11 41 (31.30%) Network Design
11 41 (31.30%) Cisco ASA
12 40 (30.53%) Ethernet
13 39 (29.77%) LAN
14 38 (29.01%) WAN
14 38 (29.01%) CCIE
15 33 (25.19%) VoIP
16 29 (22.14%) Network Management
17 26 (19.85%) Load Balancing
18 25 (19.08%) DNS
18 25 (19.08%) F5
18 25 (19.08%) HSRP
19 24 (18.32%) VRRP
19 24 (18.32%) Cisco PIX
19 24 (18.32%) LTE
19 24 (18.32%) Cisco Nexus
20 23 (17.56%) SNMP
20 23 (17.56%) Network Security
20 23 (17.56%) FWSM

BGP
Top Related IT Skills in the South East by Category

For the 6 months to 22 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 (6.11%) Apache
2 5 (3.82%) MS Exchange
2 5 (3.82%) Exchange Server 2010
3 4 (3.05%) Exchange Server 2013
3 4 (3.05%) Exchange Server 2007
3 4 (3.05%) Lync
4 1 (0.76%) CMS
4 1 (0.76%) Tomcat
4 1 (0.76%) IIS
Applications
1 8 (6.11%) MS Excel
2 7 (5.34%) MS Office
3 1 (0.76%) MS Visio
Business Applications
1 1 (0.76%) Remedy ITSM
Communications & Networking
1 100 (76.34%) OSPF
2 92 (70.23%) MPLS
3 75 (57.25%) Firewall
4 61 (46.56%) VPN
5 41 (31.30%) IPsec
5 41 (31.30%) Cisco ASA
6 40 (30.53%) Ethernet
7 39 (29.77%) LAN
8 38 (29.01%) WAN
9 33 (25.19%) VoIP
10 25 (19.08%) DNS
10 25 (19.08%) HSRP
11 24 (18.32%) Cisco Nexus
11 24 (18.32%) LTE
11 24 (18.32%) Cisco PIX
11 24 (18.32%) VRRP
12 23 (17.56%) Network Security
12 23 (17.56%) SNMP
12 23 (17.56%) FWSM
13 21 (16.03%) TCP/IP
Database & Business Intelligence
1 7 (5.34%) MS Access
Development Applications
1 5 (3.82%) GDB
2 2 (1.53%) VSS/SourceSafe
General
1 49 (37.40%) Telecoms
2 8 (6.11%) Finance
3 2 (1.53%) Financial Institution
3 2 (1.53%) Games
3 2 (1.53%) Banking
3 2 (1.53%) Local Government
3 2 (1.53%) Electronics
4 1 (0.76%) Portuguese Language
4 1 (0.76%) Retail
4 1 (0.76%) Multimedia
4 1 (0.76%) Back Office
4 1 (0.76%) Legal
Job Titles
1 41 (31.30%) Network Engineer
2 30 (22.90%) Design Engineer
3 27 (20.61%) IP Engineer
4 21 (16.03%) Architect
5 18 (13.74%) Security Engineer
6 16 (12.21%) Test Engineer
7 14 (10.69%) Network Architect
8 11 (8.40%) Network Design Engineer
9 9 (6.87%) Consultant
9 9 (6.87%) Network Security Engineer
10 8 (6.11%) RAN Engineer
11 6 (4.58%) Network Consultant
11 6 (4.58%) Senior Security Engineer
12 5 (3.82%) Solutions Architect
12 5 (3.82%) Analyst
13 4 (3.05%) Network Analyst
13 4 (3.05%) Infrastructure Engineer
13 4 (3.05%) NOC Engineer
13 4 (3.05%) Senior Infrastructure Engineer
13 4 (3.05%) Cisco Network Engineer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 2 (1.53%) 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
1 1 (0.76%) Digital Media
Operating Systems
1 8 (6.11%) Windows
2 7 (5.34%) Windows Server 2008
3 4 (3.05%) UNIX
3 4 (3.05%) Windows Server 2012
4 2 (1.53%) Windows 7
4 2 (1.53%) Windows Server 2003
Processes & Methodologies
1 41 (31.30%) Network Design
2 29 (22.14%) Network Management
3 26 (19.85%) Load Balancing
4 16 (12.21%) ITIL
5 15 (11.45%) Network Architecture
6 9 (6.87%) Risk Assessment
6 9 (6.87%) Change Management
6 9 (6.87%) Validation
7 8 (6.11%) Project Management
7 8 (6.11%) Capacity Management
8 6 (4.58%) Capacity Planning
9 5 (3.82%) E-Commerce
10 4 (3.05%) Demand Forecasting
11 3 (2.29%) Network Monitoring
11 3 (2.29%) Migration
11 3 (2.29%) Fault Management
11 3 (2.29%) TOGAF
11 3 (2.29%) Technical Architecture
12 2 (1.53%) Incident Management
12 2 (1.53%) Software Testing
Programming Languages
1 8 (6.11%) SQL
2 7 (5.34%) VB
3 5 (3.82%) C
4 4 (3.05%) Python
4 4 (3.05%) Embedded C
5 2 (1.53%) Perl
6 1 (0.76%) Shell Script
Qualifications
1 77 (58.78%) Cisco Certification
2 52 (39.69%) CCNP
3 38 (29.01%) CCIE
4 19 (14.50%) CCNA
5 18 (13.74%) Security Cleared
6 14 (10.69%) CISSP
6 14 (10.69%) CCDP
6 14 (10.69%) CCSP
7 13 (9.92%) Check Point Certification
8 12 (9.16%) SC Cleared
9 7 (5.34%) Degree
10 6 (4.58%) Microsoft Certification
10 6 (4.58%) CCIP
10 6 (4.58%) MCSE
11 5 (3.82%) VMware Certified Professional (VCP)
12 4 (3.05%) CCSA
13 3 (2.29%) BC Cleared
14 2 (1.53%) ISTQB Foundation Certification
14 2 (1.53%) JNCIP
14 2 (1.53%) CCSE
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 13 (9.92%) PCI DSS
2 4 (3.05%) SLA
3 1 (0.76%) COBIT
3 1 (0.76%) ISO 9001
System Software
1 7 (5.34%) VMware Infrastructure
2 6 (4.58%) Active Directory
3 5 (3.82%) vSphere
4 4 (3.05%) XenApp
4 4 (3.05%) XenDesktop
5 2 (1.53%) ProxySG
5 2 (1.53%) Snort
Systems Management
1 9 (6.87%) FortiGate
2 7 (5.34%) OPNET
3 5 (3.82%) Cisco CUCM
4 2 (1.53%) HP Quality Center
5 1 (0.76%) Cisco UCCX
5 1 (0.76%) SolarWinds Orion
5 1 (0.76%) Cisco UCCE
Vendors
1 108 (82.44%) Cisco
2 51 (38.93%) CheckPoint
3 48 (36.64%) Juniper
4 25 (19.08%) F5
5 18 (13.74%) Huawei
6 14 (10.69%) Nokia
7 13 (9.92%) BT
8 12 (9.16%) VMware
8 12 (9.16%) Ericsson
9 11 (8.40%) Redback
9 11 (8.40%) Radware
10 10 (7.63%) Alcatel-Lucent
11 8 (6.11%) Nortel
11 8 (6.11%) Blue Coat
12 7 (5.34%) SolarWinds
12 7 (5.34%) Microsoft
12 7 (5.34%) Business Objects
13 5 (3.82%) Citrix
13 5 (3.82%) Fortinet
13 5 (3.82%) Nokia Solutions and Networks
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