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 August 2014 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 Aug 2014
Same period 2013 Same period 2012
Border Gateway Protocol (BGP)
Rank 177 186 176
Rank change year-on-year
+9 -10
Contract jobs citing BGP 71 46 76
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the South East 0.76% 0.53% 0.77%
As % of the Communications & Networking category 3.85% 2.87% 3.77%
Number of daily rates quoted 24 22 17
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£355 £375 £268
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
-5.33% +40.18%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £252 £303 £218
10% offered a daily rate of more than £450 £445 £448
UK excluding London average daily rate £350 £364 £325
% change year-on-year
-3.78% +11.92%
Number of hourly rates quoted 2 0 4
Average hourly rate £41.00 - £27.50
UK excluding London average hourly rate £40.00 £41.00 £29.50
% change year-on-year
-2.43% +38.98%
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
1842 1605 2015
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the South East 19.83% 18.35% 20.45%
Number of daily rates quoted 877 738 603
Average daily rate £348 £350 £330
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
-0.57% +6.06%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £220 £190 £200
10% offered a daily rate of more than £475 £473 £450
UK excluding London average daily rate £338 £325 £330
% change year-on-year
+3.84% -1.51%
Number of hourly rates quoted 96 102 174
Average hourly rate £20.21 £22.50 £27.50
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
-10.20% -18.18%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £13.00 £13.50 £13.25
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £50.00 £37.50 £45.00
UK excluding London average hourly rate £22.50 £23.21 £25.00
% change year-on-year
-3.05% -7.16%

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 August 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 29 August 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 +33 43 £420 +15.86% 6
Surrey -2 11 £360 -4.00% 7
Hampshire -17 5 £195 -44.28% 5
Buckinghamshire -2 4 - -
Kent - 4 £350 - 1
Oxfordshire - 1 £275 -
East Sussex - 1 £375 -
BGP
England

BGP
Top 30 Related IT Skills in the South East

For the 6 months to 29 August 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.

1 109 (88.62%) Cisco
2 99 (80.49%) OSPF
3 81 (65.85%) Firewall
4 77 (62.60%) MPLS
5 76 (61.79%) Cisco Certification
6 56 (45.53%) CheckPoint
7 51 (41.46%) Juniper
7 51 (41.46%) VPN
8 47 (38.21%) CCNP
9 46 (37.40%) Cisco ASA
10 45 (36.59%) CCIE
11 42 (34.15%) Telecoms
12 41 (33.33%) IPsec
13 35 (28.46%) VoIP
14 33 (26.83%) LAN
14 33 (26.83%) Network Design
15 32 (26.02%) Load Balancing
16 31 (25.20%) WAN
17 30 (24.39%) Network Management
18 28 (22.76%) F5
18 28 (22.76%) Cisco PIX
19 27 (21.95%) FWSM
19 27 (21.95%) DNS
19 27 (21.95%) SNMP
20 26 (21.14%) Network Security
20 26 (21.14%) Cisco Nexus
21 23 (18.70%) Ethernet
22 20 (16.26%) TCP/IP
23 18 (14.63%) Nokia
23 18 (14.63%) EIGRP

BGP
Top Related IT Skills in the South East by Category

For the 6 months to 29 August 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 9 (7.32%) Apache
2 4 (3.25%) MS Exchange
2 4 (3.25%) Exchange Server 2007
2 4 (3.25%) Lync
2 4 (3.25%) Exchange Server 2010
2 4 (3.25%) Exchange Server 2013
3 2 (1.63%) IIS
4 1 (0.81%) Tomcat
Applications
1 4 (3.25%) MS Excel
2 1 (0.81%) MS Visio
Cloud Services
1 1 (0.81%) SaaS
Communications & Networking
1 99 (80.49%) OSPF
2 81 (65.85%) Firewall
3 77 (62.60%) MPLS
4 51 (41.46%) VPN
5 46 (37.40%) Cisco ASA
6 41 (33.33%) IPsec
7 35 (28.46%) VoIP
8 33 (26.83%) LAN
9 31 (25.20%) WAN
10 28 (22.76%) Cisco PIX
11 27 (21.95%) DNS
11 27 (21.95%) SNMP
11 27 (21.95%) FWSM
12 26 (21.14%) Cisco Nexus
12 26 (21.14%) Network Security
13 23 (18.70%) Ethernet
14 20 (16.26%) TCP/IP
15 18 (14.63%) EIGRP
16 16 (13.01%) VRRP
16 16 (13.01%) VLAN
Database & Business Intelligence
1 1 (0.81%) SQL Server
1 1 (0.81%) DB2
Development Applications
1 7 (5.69%) GDB
2 2 (1.63%) VSS/SourceSafe
General
1 42 (34.15%) Telecoms
2 8 (6.50%) Finance
3 2 (1.63%) Games
3 2 (1.63%) Banking
3 2 (1.63%) Local Government
4 1 (0.81%) Portuguese Language
4 1 (0.81%) Financial Institution
4 1 (0.81%) Retail
4 1 (0.81%) Multimedia
4 1 (0.81%) Legal
4 1 (0.81%) Manufacturing
Job Titles
1 34 (27.64%) Network Engineer
2 33 (26.83%) IP Engineer
3 30 (24.39%) Design Engineer
4 19 (15.45%) Architect
5 18 (14.63%) Security Engineer
6 10 (8.13%) Network Architect
6 10 (8.13%) Network Security Engineer
7 8 (6.50%) Test Engineer
8 7 (5.69%) Consultant
8 7 (5.69%) Solutions Architect
9 6 (4.88%) Senior Security Engineer
10 5 (4.07%) Infrastructure Engineer
10 5 (4.07%) Network Consultant
11 4 (3.25%) Analyst
11 4 (3.25%) Senior Infrastructure Engineer
11 4 (3.25%) 3rd Line Network Engineer
11 4 (3.25%) Network Design Engineer
12 3 (2.44%) Senior Network Security Engineer
12 3 (2.44%) Embedded C Engineer
12 3 (2.44%) Designer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 2 (1.63%) CSS
2 1 (0.81%) Regular Expression
2 1 (0.81%) .NET
Miscellaneous
1 2 (1.63%) Digital Media
2 1 (0.81%) Firmware
2 1 (0.81%) SecurID
2 1 (0.81%) Video Conferencing
2 1 (0.81%) Smart Meter
Operating Systems
1 8 (6.50%) Windows
2 5 (4.07%) Windows Server 2008
3 4 (3.25%) UNIX
3 4 (3.25%) Windows Server 2012
4 3 (2.44%) Linux
5 2 (1.63%) Windows 7
6 1 (0.81%) Oracle Linux
6 1 (0.81%) Windows Server 2003
6 1 (0.81%) SUSE
6 1 (0.81%) AIX
Processes & Methodologies
1 33 (26.83%) Network Design
2 32 (26.02%) Load Balancing
3 30 (24.39%) Network Management
4 14 (11.38%) ITIL
5 13 (10.57%) Network Architecture
6 11 (8.94%) Risk Assessment
7 10 (8.13%) Validation
8 8 (6.50%) Change Management
9 6 (4.88%) Project Management
10 4 (3.25%) ITSM
10 4 (3.25%) Demand Forecasting
11 3 (2.44%) Technical Architecture
11 3 (2.44%) Network Monitoring
11 3 (2.44%) E-Commerce
11 3 (2.44%) Software Engineering
11 3 (2.44%) Stakeholder Management
11 3 (2.44%) TOGAF
12 2 (1.63%) Software Testing
12 2 (1.63%) Process Management
12 2 (1.63%) Service Delivery
Programming Languages
1 7 (5.69%) C
2 6 (4.88%) Embedded C
3 5 (4.07%) Python
4 2 (1.63%) Perl
5 1 (0.81%) SQL
5 1 (0.81%) Shell Script
Qualifications
1 76 (61.79%) Cisco Certification
2 47 (38.21%) CCNP
3 45 (36.59%) CCIE
4 17 (13.82%) CCDP
5 16 (13.01%) CCSP
5 16 (13.01%) CISSP
6 15 (12.20%) Check Point Certification
7 14 (11.38%) CCNA
8 9 (7.32%) Security Cleared
9 5 (4.07%) Degree
10 4 (3.25%) SC Cleared
10 4 (3.25%) CCIP
10 4 (3.25%) VMware Certified Professional (VCP)
10 4 (3.25%) MCSE
10 4 (3.25%) Microsoft Certification
11 3 (2.44%) CCSA
12 2 (1.63%) JNCIP
12 2 (1.63%) ISEB
12 2 (1.63%) ISTQB Foundation Certification
12 2 (1.63%) CCSE
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 16 (13.01%) PCI DSS
2 4 (3.25%) SLA
3 1 (0.81%) COBIT
3 1 (0.81%) ISO 9001
System Software
1 5 (4.07%) vSphere
2 4 (3.25%) XenApp
2 4 (3.25%) XenDesktop
2 4 (3.25%) Active Directory
2 4 (3.25%) Snort
3 3 (2.44%) VMware Infrastructure
3 3 (2.44%) ProxySG
4 1 (0.81%) FreeRADIUS
Systems Management
1 10 (8.13%) FortiGate
2 3 (2.44%) Cisco CUCM
2 3 (2.44%) Cisco Prime
3 2 (1.63%) HP Quality Center
4 1 (0.81%) CA Spectrum
Vendors
1 109 (88.62%) Cisco
2 56 (45.53%) CheckPoint
3 51 (41.46%) Juniper
4 28 (22.76%) F5
5 18 (14.63%) Nokia
6 15 (12.20%) Redback
6 15 (12.20%) Radware
7 14 (11.38%) Ericsson
8 12 (9.76%) Huawei
9 9 (7.32%) Microsoft
10 8 (6.50%) VMware
10 8 (6.50%) Blue Coat
11 6 (4.88%) Fortinet
12 5 (4.07%) Nokia Solutions and Networks
12 5 (4.07%) Citrix
12 5 (4.07%) Alcatel-Lucent
13 4 (3.25%) HP
13 4 (3.25%) Sourcefire
13 4 (3.25%) SolarWinds
14 3 (2.44%) IBM
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