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 10 February 2016 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
10 Feb 2016
Same period 2015 Same period 2014
Border Gateway Protocol (BGP)
Rank 171 180 207
Rank change year-on-year
+9 +27
Contract jobs citing BGP 75 83 36
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the South East 0.88% 0.87% 0.42%
As % of the Communications & Networking category 4.27% 4.17% 2.40%
Number of daily rates quoted 34 42 15
Average daily rate £350 £363 £350
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
-3.44% +3.57%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £215 £264 £232
10% offered a daily rate of more than £437 £523 £493
UK excluding London average daily rate £363 £350 £350
% change year-on-year
+3.57% -
Number of hourly rates quoted 6 0 1
Average hourly rate £44.00 - £180.00
UK excluding London average hourly rate £43.00 £30.00 £180.00
% change year-on-year
+43.33% -83.33%
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
1758 1991 1499
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the South East 20.53% 20.87% 17.52%
Number of daily rates quoted 970 961 638
Average daily rate £352 £350 £363
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+0.57% -3.44%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £230 £200 £215
10% offered a daily rate of more than £530 £475 £475
UK excluding London average daily rate £363 £350 £350
% change year-on-year
+3.57% -
Number of hourly rates quoted 95 116 125
Average hourly rate £43.00 £35.00 £22.50
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
+22.85% +55.55%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £16.50 £13.65 £13.25
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £52.50 £50.00 £60.00
UK excluding London average hourly rate £30.00 £26.00 £21.00
% change year-on-year
+15.38% +23.80%

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 10 February 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
Hourly Rate Histogram in the South East

This chart provides a histogram of hourly rates quoted in contract IT jobs citing BGP across the South East region over the 3 months to 10 February 2016.

BGP Hourly Rate Histogram 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 10 February 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
(Use links below to see detailed
statistics and historical trends)
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 +2 38 £350 - 8
Surrey -11 14 £283 -3.41% 7
Hampshire +7 12 £281 -46.42% 6
Buckinghamshire +17 8 £260 -38.82% 1
Kent - 2 £201 -
Middlesex - 1 £438 -
BGP
England

BGP
Top 30 Related IT Skills in the South East

For the 6 months to 10 February 2016, 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.

1 144 (91.72%) Cisco
2 124 (78.98%) OSPF
3 92 (58.60%) Cisco Certification
4 90 (57.32%) LAN
5 87 (55.41%) MPLS
5 87 (55.41%) Firewall
6 79 (50.32%) WAN
7 66 (42.04%) Juniper
8 62 (39.49%) CCNP
9 61 (38.85%) VPN
10 51 (32.48%) Cisco ASA
11 50 (31.85%) TCP/IP
12 49 (31.21%) EIGRP
13 47 (29.94%) Data Centre
14 44 (28.03%) F5
15 43 (27.39%) DNS
15 43 (27.39%) VLAN
16 41 (26.11%) CheckPoint
17 35 (22.29%) CCNA
17 35 (22.29%) Cisco Nexus
18 34 (21.66%) Telecoms
19 33 (21.02%) IPsec
20 30 (19.11%) Security Cleared
21 29 (18.47%) SC Cleared
21 29 (18.47%) Migration
21 29 (18.47%) Wireless
21 29 (18.47%) SNMP
22 27 (17.20%) CCIE
23 25 (15.92%) Load Balancing
24 23 (14.65%) Network Design

BGP
Top Related IT Skills in the South East by Category

For the 6 months to 10 February 2016, 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 3 (1.91%) CMS
1 3 (1.91%) Skype for Business
2 2 (1.27%) Exchange Server 2007
2 2 (1.27%) Exchange Server 2010
2 2 (1.27%) Exchange Server 2013
2 2 (1.27%) MS Exchange
3 1 (0.64%) Exchange Server 2003
3 1 (0.64%) IIS
Applications
1 3 (1.91%) MS Excel
2 1 (0.64%) MS Visio
Business Applications
1 2 (1.27%) Remedy ITSM
2 1 (0.64%) SAP Oil and Gas
Cloud Services
1 7 (4.46%) SaaS
2 4 (2.55%) IaaS
2 4 (2.55%) Microsoft Azure
Communications & Networking
1 124 (78.98%) OSPF
2 90 (57.32%) LAN
3 87 (55.41%) Firewall
3 87 (55.41%) MPLS
4 79 (50.32%) WAN
5 61 (38.85%) VPN
6 51 (32.48%) Cisco ASA
7 50 (31.85%) TCP/IP
8 49 (31.21%) EIGRP
9 43 (27.39%) DNS
9 43 (27.39%) VLAN
10 35 (22.29%) Cisco Nexus
11 33 (21.02%) IPsec
12 29 (18.47%) SNMP
12 29 (18.47%) Wireless
13 22 (14.01%) DHCP
13 22 (14.01%) Ethernet
13 22 (14.01%) HSRP
13 22 (14.01%) SSL
14 20 (12.74%) Network Security
Database & Business Intelligence
1 1 (0.64%) GIS
Development Applications
1 12 (7.64%) VSS/SourceSafe
General
1 34 (21.66%) Telecoms
2 10 (6.37%) Finance
3 4 (2.55%) Back Office
3 4 (2.55%) Games
3 4 (2.55%) Multimedia
4 3 (1.91%) Banking
5 2 (1.27%) Aerospace
5 2 (1.27%) Military
6 1 (0.64%) Electronics
6 1 (0.64%) Investment Banking
6 1 (0.64%) Manufacturing
6 1 (0.64%) Marketing
Job Titles
1 88 (56.05%) Network Engineer
2 38 (24.20%) Cisco Engineer
3 27 (17.20%) Cisco Network Engineer
4 26 (16.56%) Senior Network Engineer
5 17 (10.83%) IP Engineer
6 12 (7.64%) Support Engineer
7 9 (5.73%) IP Network Engineer
7 9 (5.73%) Network Support
8 8 (5.10%) Design Engineer
8 8 (5.10%) IP Design Engineer
8 8 (5.10%) LAN Engineer
8 8 (5.10%) LAN/WAN Engineer
8 8 (5.10%) Security Engineer
8 8 (5.10%) WAN Engineer
9 7 (4.46%) IT Engineer
9 7 (4.46%) Network Support Engineer
9 7 (4.46%) SC Cleared Network Engineer
10 6 (3.82%) Firewall Engineer
10 6 (3.82%) Senior Cisco Engineer
10 6 (3.82%) Senior Cisco Network Engineer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 16 (10.19%) 802.1X
2 6 (3.82%) CSS
3 4 (2.55%) Silverlight
4 3 (1.91%) RSS
Miscellaneous
1 47 (29.94%) Data Centre
2 7 (4.46%) PKI
3 6 (3.82%) Enterprise Software
4 5 (3.18%) Management Information System
5 4 (2.55%) Analytical Skills
5 4 (2.55%) Computer Science
5 4 (2.55%) DTV
5 4 (2.55%) IPTV
5 4 (2.55%) MPEG
5 4 (2.55%) Streaming Video
5 4 (2.55%) Video on Demand
6 3 (1.91%) e-Health
6 3 (1.91%) Video Conferencing
7 2 (1.27%) Clustering
7 2 (1.27%) Field-Programmable Gate Array
7 2 (1.27%) Mathematics
Operating Systems
1 17 (10.83%) Linux
2 14 (8.92%) Windows
3 9 (5.73%) Windows Server
4 6 (3.82%) Unix
5 3 (1.91%) CatOS
5 3 (1.91%) Windows Server 2008
6 2 (1.27%) Windows Server 2012
7 1 (0.64%) Windows Server 2003
Processes & Methodologies
1 29 (18.47%) Migration
2 25 (15.92%) Load Balancing
3 23 (14.65%) Network Design
4 21 (13.38%) ITIL
5 12 (7.64%) High Availability
6 10 (6.37%) Validation
7 9 (5.73%) Change Management
8 8 (5.10%) Network Management
9 5 (3.18%) Incident Management
10 4 (2.55%) Information Security
10 4 (2.55%) Network Load Balancing
10 4 (2.55%) Performance Analysis
10 4 (2.55%) Video Processing
11 3 (1.91%) Agile Software Development
11 3 (1.91%) Change Control
11 3 (1.91%) Infrastructure Management
11 3 (1.91%) Line Management
11 3 (1.91%) Operations Management
11 3 (1.91%) Scrum
11 3 (1.91%) Service Delivery
Programming Languages
1 3 (1.91%) PowerShell
2 2 (1.27%) Perl
2 2 (1.27%) SQL
3 1 (0.64%) Python
3 1 (0.64%) Shell Script
Qualifications
1 92 (58.60%) Cisco Certification
2 62 (39.49%) CCNP
3 35 (22.29%) CCNA
4 30 (19.11%) Security Cleared
5 29 (18.47%) SC Cleared
6 27 (17.20%) CCIE
7 14 (8.92%) Degree
8 7 (4.46%) JNCIP
9 6 (3.82%) CCSA
9 6 (3.82%) JNCIA
10 5 (3.18%) CCSE
10 5 (3.18%) ITIL Certification
11 4 (2.55%) CCDE
12 3 (1.91%) DV Cleared
12 3 (1.91%) JNCIE
12 3 (1.91%) JNCIS
12 3 (1.91%) VMware Certified Professional (VCP)
13 2 (1.27%) CCDP
13 2 (1.27%) CCENT
13 2 (1.27%) CISSP
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 6 (3.82%) SLA
2 1 (0.64%) Sarbanes-Oxley
System Software
1 9 (5.73%) VMware Infrastructure
2 8 (5.10%) Active Directory
3 2 (1.27%) iptables
3 2 (1.27%) VirtualBox
3 2 (1.27%) XenApp
3 2 (1.27%) XenDesktop
4 1 (0.64%) DFS Replication
4 1 (0.64%) VMware ESX
4 1 (0.64%) VMware ESXi
4 1 (0.64%) vSphere
Systems Management
1 7 (4.46%) WhatsUp Gold
2 6 (3.82%) CiscoWorks
3 5 (3.18%) OpenView
3 5 (3.18%) SolarWinds Orion
4 4 (2.55%) Cacti
4 4 (2.55%) Cisco CUCM
4 4 (2.55%) Cisco UCCE
5 2 (1.27%) Nessus
6 1 (0.64%) Cisco Prime
6 1 (0.64%) Foglight
6 1 (0.64%) FortiGate
6 1 (0.64%) SCCM
Vendors
1 144 (91.72%) Cisco
2 66 (42.04%) Juniper
3 44 (28.03%) F5
4 41 (26.11%) CheckPoint
5 23 (14.65%) Palo Alto
6 18 (11.46%) HP
6 18 (11.46%) SolarWinds
7 11 (7.01%) Aruba
8 10 (6.37%) VMware
9 8 (5.10%) Brocade
9 8 (5.10%) NetScout
10 7 (4.46%) Citrix
10 7 (4.46%) Microsoft
11 6 (3.82%) Sourcefire
12 5 (3.18%) Avaya
12 5 (3.18%) Fortinet
12 5 (3.18%) Huawei
13 4 (2.55%) Adobe
13 4 (2.55%) Apple
13 4 (2.55%) Qualys
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