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 29 July 2015 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
29 Jul 2015
Same period 2014 Same period 2013
Border Gateway Protocol (BGP)
Rank 183 184 196
Rank change year-on-year
+1 +12
Contract jobs citing BGP 83 60 37
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the South East 0.87% 0.65% 0.44%
As % of the Communications & Networking category 4.69% 3.52% 2.38%
Number of daily rates quoted 38 19 15
Average daily rate
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£375 £350 £375
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+7.14% -6.66%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £244 £195 £310
10% offered a daily rate of more than £497 £450 £473
UK excluding London average daily rate £363 £350 £328
% change year-on-year
+3.57% +6.87%
Number of hourly rates quoted 3 2 0
Average hourly rate £47.83 £41.00 -
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
+16.65% -
UK excluding London average hourly rate £47.83 £40.00 £41.00
% change year-on-year
+19.57% -2.43%
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
1770 1706 1556
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the South East 18.53% 18.59% 18.38%
Number of daily rates quoted 919 745 671
Average daily rate £360 £338 £338
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+6.66% -
90% offered a daily rate of more than £238 £203 £175
10% offered a daily rate of more than £495 £475 £450
UK excluding London average daily rate £350 £335 £320
% change year-on-year
+4.47% +4.68%
Number of hourly rates quoted 120 95 132
Average hourly rate £27.50 £17.50 £26.50
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
+57.14% -33.96%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £12.89 £12.95 £14.00
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £47.83 £45.00 £40.00
UK excluding London average hourly rate £21.53 £20.00 £25.50
% change year-on-year
+7.62% -21.56%

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 29 July 2015.

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 29 July 2015. 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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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 +3 34 £350 -12.50% 12
Hampshire +17 21 £485 +148.71% 4
Buckinghamshire +5 13 £450 - 2
Kent -5 6 - - 2
Surrey -5 4 £375 -16.66% 7
West Sussex -11 3 £338 -
East Sussex -1 1 £250 -33.33%
Oxfordshire -20 1 £375 +36.36% 4
BGP
England

BGP
Top 30 Related IT Skills in the South East

For the 6 months to 29 July 2015, 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.

1 127 (86.39%) Cisco
2 119 (80.95%) OSPF
3 102 (69.39%) Cisco Certification
4 90 (61.22%) Firewall
5 83 (56.46%) MPLS
6 80 (54.42%) CCNP
7 70 (47.62%) LAN
8 62 (42.18%) WAN
9 52 (35.37%) CheckPoint
10 48 (32.65%) EIGRP
10 48 (32.65%) Juniper
11 47 (31.97%) TCP/IP
11 47 (31.97%) Cisco ASA
11 47 (31.97%) Data Centre
12 46 (31.29%) VPN
13 43 (29.25%) CCNA
13 43 (29.25%) F5
14 41 (27.89%) Telecoms
15 36 (24.49%) Network Design
16 33 (22.45%) DNS
17 32 (21.77%) Cisco Nexus
18 31 (21.09%) HSRP
18 31 (21.09%) IPsec
19 30 (20.41%) CCIE
20 27 (18.37%) Ethernet
21 24 (16.33%) Wireless
22 23 (15.65%) Security Cleared
22 23 (15.65%) Load Balancing
22 23 (15.65%) DHCP
23 21 (14.29%) SSL

BGP
Top Related IT Skills in the South East by Category

For the 6 months to 29 July 2015, 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 7 (4.76%) MS Exchange
1 7 (4.76%) Exchange Server 2007
1 7 (4.76%) Lync
1 7 (4.76%) Exchange Server 2010
1 7 (4.76%) Exchange Server 2013
2 2 (1.36%) CMS
3 1 (0.68%) Apache
3 1 (0.68%) SharePoint
3 1 (0.68%) MediaWiki
3 1 (0.68%) nginx
3 1 (0.68%) Confluence
Applications
1 5 (3.40%) MS Excel
2 3 (2.04%) MS Visio
3 2 (1.36%) MS Office
4 1 (0.68%) MS PowerPoint
Cloud Services
1 8 (5.44%) SaaS
2 4 (2.72%) Microsoft Azure
Communications & Networking
1 119 (80.95%) OSPF
2 90 (61.22%) Firewall
3 83 (56.46%) MPLS
4 70 (47.62%) LAN
5 62 (42.18%) WAN
6 48 (32.65%) EIGRP
7 47 (31.97%) Cisco ASA
7 47 (31.97%) TCP/IP
8 46 (31.29%) VPN
9 33 (22.45%) DNS
10 32 (21.77%) Cisco Nexus
11 31 (21.09%) HSRP
11 31 (21.09%) IPsec
12 27 (18.37%) Ethernet
13 24 (16.33%) Wireless
14 23 (15.65%) DHCP
15 21 (14.29%) SSL
15 21 (14.29%) Internet
16 20 (13.61%) RIP
16 20 (13.61%) SNMP
Database & Business Intelligence
1 1 (0.68%) MySQL
1 1 (0.68%) PostgreSQL
1 1 (0.68%) Relational Database
Development Applications
1 3 (2.04%) VSS/SourceSafe
2 1 (0.68%) Subversion
2 1 (0.68%) JIRA
2 1 (0.68%) Git (software)
2 1 (0.68%) Hudson
2 1 (0.68%) Jenkins
General
1 41 (27.89%) Telecoms
2 15 (10.20%) Finance
3 6 (4.08%) Banking
4 3 (2.04%) Games
5 2 (1.36%) Electronics
5 2 (1.36%) Retail
5 2 (1.36%) Billing
6 1 (0.68%) German Language
6 1 (0.68%) Spanish Language
6 1 (0.68%) Legal
6 1 (0.68%) Publishing
6 1 (0.68%) Back Office
Job Titles
1 71 (48.30%) Network Engineer
2 20 (13.61%) Architect
3 18 (12.24%) IP Engineer
4 17 (11.56%) Senior Network Engineer
5 16 (10.88%) Cisco Engineer
6 15 (10.20%) Network Architect
7 13 (8.84%) Design Engineer
8 12 (8.16%) Security Engineer
9 9 (6.12%) Cisco Network Engineer
10 8 (5.44%) Network Security Engineer
11 7 (4.76%) Infrastructure Engineer
12 5 (3.40%) Consultant
12 5 (3.40%) Support Engineer
12 5 (3.40%) IP Network Engineer
12 5 (3.40%) Implementation Engineer
12 5 (3.40%) Network Implementation Engineer
13 4 (2.72%) Senior Network Security Engineer
13 4 (2.72%) Senior Security Engineer
13 4 (2.72%) Network Specialist
13 4 (2.72%) Analyst
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 11 (7.48%) 802.1X
2 4 (2.72%) CSS
3 2 (1.36%) Silverlight
4 1 (0.68%) HTML
4 1 (0.68%) LAMP
Miscellaneous
1 47 (31.97%) Data Centre
2 10 (6.80%) PKI
3 8 (5.44%) Enterprise Software
4 6 (4.08%) Analytical Skills
5 5 (3.40%) Clustering
6 4 (2.72%) Distributed Denial-of-Service
7 3 (2.04%) Computer Science
8 2 (1.36%) IPTV
8 2 (1.36%) STB
8 2 (1.36%) MPEG
8 2 (1.36%) DTV
8 2 (1.36%) Streaming Video
8 2 (1.36%) Video on Demand
9 1 (0.68%) EMC VNX
9 1 (0.68%) GIS
9 1 (0.68%) Wiki
9 1 (0.68%) Smart Meter
Operating Systems
1 17 (11.56%) Windows
1 17 (11.56%) Linux
2 13 (8.84%) UNIX
3 7 (4.76%) Windows Server 2008
3 7 (4.76%) Windows Server 2012
4 3 (2.04%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
4 3 (2.04%) Solaris
5 2 (1.36%) Ubuntu
6 1 (0.68%) Windows 7
6 1 (0.68%) CentOS
6 1 (0.68%) HPUX
6 1 (0.68%) Windows Server 2003
6 1 (0.68%) SUSE
6 1 (0.68%) Debian
Processes & Methodologies
1 36 (24.49%) Network Design
2 23 (15.65%) Load Balancing
3 20 (13.61%) ITIL
4 17 (11.56%) Migration
5 10 (6.80%) Network Monitoring
6 9 (6.12%) Capacity Planning
6 9 (6.12%) Validation
7 7 (4.76%) Service Delivery
7 7 (4.76%) Capacity Management
8 6 (4.08%) Configuration Management
8 6 (4.08%) Enterprise Architecture
8 6 (4.08%) Project Planning
9 5 (3.40%) Incident Management
10 4 (2.72%) Low Latency
10 4 (2.72%) Performance Monitoring
11 3 (2.04%) Mentoring
11 3 (2.04%) DDoS Mitigation
11 3 (2.04%) Performance Tuning
11 3 (2.04%) Performance Management
11 3 (2.04%) CRM
Programming Languages
1 5 (3.40%) Perl
2 3 (2.04%) SQL
3 1 (0.68%) Python
3 1 (0.68%) Shell Script
3 1 (0.68%) Ruby
3 1 (0.68%) Bash Shell
3 1 (0.68%) PHP
3 1 (0.68%) C
3 1 (0.68%) Java
Qualifications
1 102 (69.39%) Cisco Certification
2 80 (54.42%) CCNP
3 43 (29.25%) CCNA
4 30 (20.41%) CCIE
5 23 (15.65%) Security Cleared
6 20 (13.61%) SC Cleared
7 10 (6.80%) Degree
8 9 (6.12%) CCIP
9 7 (4.76%) CCDP
9 7 (4.76%) DV Cleared
10 6 (4.08%) VMware Certified Professional (VCP)
11 5 (3.40%) BC Cleared
11 5 (3.40%) CCSE
12 4 (2.72%) CCDE
12 4 (2.72%) MCSE
12 4 (2.72%) Microsoft Certification
12 4 (2.72%) CISSP
13 3 (2.04%) JNCIA
14 2 (1.36%) JNCIS
14 2 (1.36%) CCSA
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 3 (2.04%) SLA
2 1 (0.68%) Sarbanes-Oxley
2 1 (0.68%) ISO/IEC 27001
2 1 (0.68%) PCI DSS
System Software
1 11 (7.48%) Active Directory
2 10 (6.80%) VMware Infrastructure
3 8 (5.44%) vSphere
4 7 (4.76%) XenDesktop
4 7 (4.76%) XenApp
5 4 (2.72%) Snort
6 2 (1.36%) ProxySG
6 2 (1.36%) VirtualBox
7 1 (0.68%) iptables
7 1 (0.68%) Samba
7 1 (0.68%) XenServer
7 1 (0.68%) Postfix
Systems Management
1 7 (4.76%) SolarWinds Orion
1 7 (4.76%) FortiGate
2 6 (4.08%) Cisco CUCM
3 5 (3.40%) Cacti
4 4 (2.72%) Foglight
5 3 (2.04%) OpenView
5 3 (2.04%) WhatsUp Gold
6 2 (1.36%) CiscoWorks
7 1 (0.68%) ZABBIX
7 1 (0.68%) HP Quality Center
7 1 (0.68%) Puppet
7 1 (0.68%) Cisco UCCX
7 1 (0.68%) Opscode Chef
7 1 (0.68%) Salt
7 1 (0.68%) Iperf
Vendors
1 127 (86.39%) Cisco
2 52 (35.37%) CheckPoint
3 48 (32.65%) Juniper
4 43 (29.25%) F5
5 19 (12.93%) VMware
6 14 (9.52%) SolarWinds
7 11 (7.48%) Citrix
8 10 (6.80%) Blue Coat
9 6 (4.08%) Sourcefire
9 6 (4.08%) Avaya
9 6 (4.08%) HP
10 5 (3.40%) Nokia
10 5 (3.40%) Red Hat
11 4 (2.72%) BT
11 4 (2.72%) Huawei
11 4 (2.72%) Microsoft
12 2 (1.36%) Adobe
12 2 (1.36%) Brocade
12 2 (1.36%) Apple
12 2 (1.36%) Tektronix
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