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 28 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
28 Jul 2014
Same period 2013 Same period 2012
Border Gateway Protocol (BGP)
Rank 188 186 174
Rank change year-on-year
-2 -12
Contract jobs citing BGP 61 38 62
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the South East 0.66% 0.45% 0.63%
As % of the Communications & Networking category 3.55% 2.42% 3.08%
Number of daily rates quoted 19 16 12
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£350 £375 £264
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
-6.66% +42.18%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £195 £313 £204
10% offered a daily rate of more than £450 £469 £317
UK excluding London average daily rate £350 £325 £300
% change year-on-year
+7.69% +8.33%
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
1718 1572 2014
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the South East 18.67% 18.51% 20.38%
Number of daily rates quoted 755 686 568
Average daily rate £338 £338 £330
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
- +2.27%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £204 £175 £200
10% offered a daily rate of more than £475 £450 £450
UK excluding London average daily rate £335 £320 £325
% change year-on-year
+4.68% -1.53%
Number of hourly rates quoted 93 132 186
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 £12.85 £13.95 £15.00
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £45.00 £40.00 £45.00
UK excluding London average hourly rate £20.00 £25.50 £24.97
% change year-on-year
-21.56% +2.12%
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 28 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 28 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 +25 38 £400 +21.21% 3
Surrey -4 7 £450 +20.00%
Hampshire -12 5 £195 -44.28% 4
Kent - 4 £350 -
Buckinghamshire -6 3 - - 1
West Sussex -4 1 - -
East Sussex - 1 £375 -
Oxfordshire - 1 £275 -
BGP
England

BGP
Top 30 Related IT Skills in the South East

For the 6 months to 28 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 (83.72%) Cisco
2 99 (76.74%) OSPF
3 90 (69.77%) MPLS
4 79 (61.24%) Cisco Certification
5 76 (58.91%) Firewall
6 61 (47.29%) VPN
7 53 (41.09%) CCNP
8 52 (40.31%) CheckPoint
9 49 (37.98%) Telecoms
10 47 (36.43%) Juniper
11 43 (33.33%) IPsec
12 42 (32.56%) Cisco ASA
13 40 (31.01%) CCIE
13 40 (31.01%) LAN
14 39 (30.23%) WAN
15 37 (28.68%) Ethernet
15 37 (28.68%) Network Design
16 34 (26.36%) VoIP
17 30 (23.26%) Network Management
18 26 (20.16%) Load Balancing
18 26 (20.16%) Cisco PIX
19 25 (19.38%) Network Security
19 25 (19.38%) DNS
20 24 (18.60%) SNMP
20 24 (18.60%) F5
21 23 (17.83%) FWSM
21 23 (17.83%) HSRP
22 22 (17.05%) Cisco Nexus
22 22 (17.05%) TCP/IP
22 22 (17.05%) VRRP

BGP
Top Related IT Skills in the South East by Category

For the 6 months to 28 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 (6.20%) Apache
2 5 (3.88%) MS Exchange
2 5 (3.88%) Exchange Server 2010
3 4 (3.10%) Exchange Server 2013
3 4 (3.10%) Exchange Server 2007
3 4 (3.10%) Lync
4 1 (0.78%) Tomcat
4 1 (0.78%) IIS
Applications
1 7 (5.43%) MS Excel
2 6 (4.65%) MS Office
3 1 (0.78%) MS Visio
Business Applications
1 1 (0.78%) Remedy ITSM
Communications & Networking
1 99 (76.74%) OSPF
2 90 (69.77%) MPLS
3 76 (58.91%) Firewall
4 61 (47.29%) VPN
5 43 (33.33%) IPsec
6 42 (32.56%) Cisco ASA
7 40 (31.01%) LAN
8 39 (30.23%) WAN
9 37 (28.68%) Ethernet
10 34 (26.36%) VoIP
11 26 (20.16%) Cisco PIX
12 25 (19.38%) Network Security
12 25 (19.38%) DNS
13 24 (18.60%) SNMP
14 23 (17.83%) FWSM
14 23 (17.83%) HSRP
15 22 (17.05%) Cisco Nexus
15 22 (17.05%) TCP/IP
15 22 (17.05%) LTE
15 22 (17.05%) VRRP
Database & Business Intelligence
1 6 (4.65%) MS Access
Development Applications
1 5 (3.88%) GDB
2 2 (1.55%) VSS/SourceSafe
General
1 49 (37.98%) Telecoms
2 8 (6.20%) Finance
3 2 (1.55%) Financial Institution
3 2 (1.55%) Games
3 2 (1.55%) Banking
3 2 (1.55%) Local Government
3 2 (1.55%) Electronics
4 1 (0.78%) Portuguese Language
4 1 (0.78%) Retail
4 1 (0.78%) Multimedia
4 1 (0.78%) Back Office
4 1 (0.78%) Legal
Job Titles
1 39 (30.23%) Network Engineer
2 29 (22.48%) Design Engineer
3 28 (21.71%) IP Engineer
4 19 (14.73%) Architect
4 19 (14.73%) Security Engineer
5 15 (11.63%) Test Engineer
6 11 (8.53%) Network Architect
7 10 (7.75%) Network Security Engineer
8 9 (6.98%) Consultant
8 9 (6.98%) Network Design Engineer
9 7 (5.43%) RAN Engineer
10 6 (4.65%) Senior Security Engineer
10 6 (4.65%) Solutions Architect
10 6 (4.65%) Network Consultant
11 4 (3.10%) Analyst
11 4 (3.10%) Infrastructure Engineer
11 4 (3.10%) Senior Infrastructure Engineer
11 4 (3.10%) Designer
12 3 (2.33%) Development Engineer
12 3 (2.33%) Senior IP Engineer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 2 (1.55%) CSS
2 1 (0.78%) .NET
Miscellaneous
1 1 (0.78%) Blackberry
1 1 (0.78%) CESG
1 1 (0.78%) SecurID
1 1 (0.78%) Computer Science
1 1 (0.78%) Video Conferencing
1 1 (0.78%) Smart Meter
1 1 (0.78%) Digital Media
Operating Systems
1 8 (6.20%) Windows
2 7 (5.43%) Windows Server 2008
3 4 (3.10%) UNIX
3 4 (3.10%) Windows Server 2012
4 2 (1.55%) Windows 7
4 2 (1.55%) Windows Server 2003
Processes & Methodologies
1 37 (28.68%) Network Design
2 30 (23.26%) Network Management
3 26 (20.16%) Load Balancing
4 15 (11.63%) ITIL
5 14 (10.85%) Network Architecture
6 10 (7.75%) Risk Assessment
7 9 (6.98%) Project Management
7 9 (6.98%) Change Management
7 9 (6.98%) Validation
8 7 (5.43%) Capacity Management
9 5 (3.88%) Capacity Planning
10 4 (3.10%) Technical Architecture
10 4 (3.10%) Migration
10 4 (3.10%) Demand Forecasting
11 3 (2.33%) Network Monitoring
11 3 (2.33%) Service Delivery
11 3 (2.33%) E-Commerce
11 3 (2.33%) TOGAF
12 2 (1.55%) Incident Management
12 2 (1.55%) Software Testing
Programming Languages
1 7 (5.43%) SQL
2 6 (4.65%) VB
3 5 (3.88%) C
4 4 (3.10%) Python
4 4 (3.10%) Embedded C
5 2 (1.55%) Perl
6 1 (0.78%) Shell Script
Qualifications
1 79 (61.24%) Cisco Certification
2 53 (41.09%) CCNP
3 40 (31.01%) CCIE
4 19 (14.73%) CCNA
5 18 (13.95%) Security Cleared
6 16 (12.40%) CISSP
6 16 (12.40%) CCDP
6 16 (12.40%) CCSP
7 14 (10.85%) Check Point Certification
8 12 (9.30%) SC Cleared
9 7 (5.43%) Degree
10 6 (4.65%) Microsoft Certification
10 6 (4.65%) CCIP
10 6 (4.65%) MCSE
11 5 (3.88%) CCSA
11 5 (3.88%) VMware Certified Professional (VCP)
12 3 (2.33%) CCSE
12 3 (2.33%) BC Cleared
13 2 (1.55%) ISTQB Foundation Certification
13 2 (1.55%) JNCIP
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 15 (11.63%) PCI DSS
2 4 (3.10%) SLA
3 1 (0.78%) COBIT
3 1 (0.78%) ISO 9001
System Software
1 6 (4.65%) Active Directory
1 6 (4.65%) VMware Infrastructure
2 5 (3.88%) vSphere
3 4 (3.10%) XenApp
3 4 (3.10%) XenDesktop
4 2 (1.55%) ProxySG
4 2 (1.55%) Snort
Systems Management
1 10 (7.75%) FortiGate
2 6 (4.65%) OPNET
3 4 (3.10%) Cisco CUCM
4 2 (1.55%) HP Quality Center
5 1 (0.78%) SolarWinds Orion
Vendors
1 108 (83.72%) Cisco
2 52 (40.31%) CheckPoint
3 47 (36.43%) Juniper
4 24 (18.60%) F5
5 17 (13.18%) Huawei
6 15 (11.63%) Nokia
7 12 (9.30%) Redback
7 12 (9.30%) Radware
7 12 (9.30%) BT
7 12 (9.30%) Ericsson
8 11 (8.53%) VMware
9 10 (7.75%) Alcatel-Lucent
10 8 (6.20%) Blue Coat
11 7 (5.43%) SolarWinds
11 7 (5.43%) Microsoft
12 6 (4.65%) Nortel
12 6 (4.65%) Business Objects
12 6 (4.65%) Fortinet
13 5 (3.88%) Nokia Solutions and Networks
13 5 (3.88%) Citrix