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 17 September 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
17 Sep 2014
Same period 2013 Same period 2012
Border Gateway Protocol (BGP)
Rank 179 194 168
Rank change year-on-year
+15 -26
Contract jobs citing BGP 67 50 88
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the South East 0.73% 0.57% 0.88%
As % of the Communications & Networking category 3.69% 3.13% 4.25%
Number of daily rates quoted 24 22 22
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£375 £369 £269
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+1.69% +37.20%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £240 £300 £231
10% offered a daily rate of more than £450 £411 £491
UK excluding London average daily rate £350 £365 £325
% change year-on-year
-4.10% +12.30%
Number of hourly rates quoted 1 3 4
Average hourly rate £42.00 £37.50 £27.50
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
+12.00% +36.36%
UK excluding London average hourly rate £40.00 £38.75 £29.50
% change year-on-year
+3.22% +31.35%
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
1816 1600 2072
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the South East 19.85% 18.25% 20.62%
Number of daily rates quoted 870 732 614
Average daily rate £348 £350 £328
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
-0.50% +6.87%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £220 £190 £209
10% offered a daily rate of more than £480 £475 £450
UK excluding London average daily rate £345 £325 £330
% change year-on-year
+6.15% -1.51%
Number of hourly rates quoted 91 94 163
Average hourly rate £19.91 £22.50 £27.50
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
-11.51% -18.18%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £12.50 £13.50 £12.50
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £50.00 £37.63 £39.10
UK excluding London average hourly rate £22.50 £22.50 £25.00
% change year-on-year
- -10.00%

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 17 September 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 17 September 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 +26 39 £400 +10.34% 8
Surrey +4 15 £368 -2.00% 4
Hampshire -7 6 £220 -26.66% 5
Buckinghamshire -1 5 £388 -6.06% 2
East Sussex - 1 £375 -
Kent - 1 £400 - 2
Oxfordshire - - - -
West Sussex - - - -
M4 Corridor - - - -
BGP
England

BGP
Top 30 Related IT Skills in the South East

For the 6 months to 17 September 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 97 (78.86%) OSPF
3 84 (68.29%) MPLS
4 79 (64.23%) Firewall
5 75 (60.98%) Cisco Certification
6 55 (44.72%) CheckPoint
7 53 (43.09%) Juniper
8 52 (42.28%) VPN
9 47 (38.21%) Telecoms
10 46 (37.40%) Cisco ASA
11 45 (36.59%) IPsec
12 44 (35.77%) CCIE
13 43 (34.96%) CCNP
14 36 (29.27%) VoIP
15 33 (26.83%) Network Management
16 32 (26.02%) Load Balancing
17 31 (25.20%) Cisco PIX
17 31 (25.20%) SNMP
18 30 (24.39%) Network Design
19 29 (23.58%) FWSM
19 29 (23.58%) LAN
20 28 (22.76%) DNS
20 28 (22.76%) F5
21 27 (21.95%) WAN
22 26 (21.14%) Ethernet
23 25 (20.33%) Network Security
24 23 (18.70%) Cisco Nexus
25 21 (17.07%) TCP/IP
25 21 (17.07%) Nokia
26 20 (16.26%) EIGRP

BGP
Top Related IT Skills in the South East by Category

For the 6 months to 17 September 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%) Exchange Server 2013
2 4 (3.25%) Exchange Server 2010
2 4 (3.25%) MS Exchange
2 4 (3.25%) Exchange Server 2007
3 1 (0.81%) Lync
3 1 (0.81%) IIS
Applications
1 4 (3.25%) MS Excel
2 1 (0.81%) MS Visio
Cloud Services
1 1 (0.81%) SaaS
Communications & Networking
1 97 (78.86%) OSPF
2 84 (68.29%) MPLS
3 79 (64.23%) Firewall
4 52 (42.28%) VPN
5 46 (37.40%) Cisco ASA
6 45 (36.59%) IPsec
7 36 (29.27%) VoIP
8 31 (25.20%) Cisco PIX
8 31 (25.20%) SNMP
9 29 (23.58%) FWSM
9 29 (23.58%) LAN
10 28 (22.76%) DNS
11 27 (21.95%) WAN
12 26 (21.14%) Ethernet
13 25 (20.33%) Network Security
14 23 (18.70%) Cisco Nexus
15 21 (17.07%) TCP/IP
16 20 (16.26%) EIGRP
17 16 (13.01%) VRRP
17 16 (13.01%) LTE
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 47 (38.21%) Telecoms
2 7 (5.69%) Finance
3 2 (1.63%) Games
3 2 (1.63%) Banking
3 2 (1.63%) Retail
3 2 (1.63%) Local Government
4 1 (0.81%) Multimedia
4 1 (0.81%) French Language
4 1 (0.81%) Portuguese Language
4 1 (0.81%) Legal
4 1 (0.81%) Manufacturing
Job Titles
1 38 (30.89%) IP Engineer
2 33 (26.83%) Network Engineer
2 33 (26.83%) Design Engineer
3 17 (13.82%) Security Engineer
4 16 (13.01%) Architect
5 9 (7.32%) Network Security Engineer
6 8 (6.50%) Solutions Architect
7 7 (5.69%) Test Engineer
7 7 (5.69%) Consultant
8 6 (4.88%) Network Architect
8 6 (4.88%) Senior Security Engineer
9 5 (4.07%) Infrastructure Engineer
9 5 (4.07%) 3rd Line Network Engineer
9 5 (4.07%) Analyst
10 4 (3.25%) Network Consultant
10 4 (3.25%) Development Engineer
10 4 (3.25%) Network Analyst
10 4 (3.25%) Senior Infrastructure Engineer
10 4 (3.25%) IP Network Engineer
11 3 (2.44%) Network Design Engineer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 2 (1.63%) CSS
2 1 (0.81%) Regular Expression
2 1 (0.81%) Middleware
Miscellaneous
1 8 (6.50%) Analytical Skills
2 2 (1.63%) Digital Media
3 1 (0.81%) SecurID
3 1 (0.81%) Smart Meter
3 1 (0.81%) Video Conferencing
3 1 (0.81%) Firmware
Operating Systems
1 8 (6.50%) Windows
2 5 (4.07%) Windows Server 2008
3 4 (3.25%) Windows Server 2012
3 4 (3.25%) UNIX
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 Management
2 32 (26.02%) Load Balancing
3 30 (24.39%) Network Design
4 15 (12.20%) ITIL
5 14 (11.38%) Network Architecture
6 13 (10.57%) Validation
7 11 (8.94%) Risk Assessment
8 8 (6.50%) Mentoring
9 5 (4.07%) Stakeholder Management
9 5 (4.07%) ITSM
9 5 (4.07%) Change Management
9 5 (4.07%) Project Management
10 4 (3.25%) Network Monitoring
10 4 (3.25%) Demand Forecasting
11 3 (2.44%) Software Engineering
11 3 (2.44%) Migration
12 2 (1.63%) Embedded Software Development
12 2 (1.63%) Process Management
12 2 (1.63%) Service Delivery
12 2 (1.63%) Software Testing
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%) Shell Script
5 1 (0.81%) SQL
Qualifications
1 75 (60.98%) Cisco Certification
2 44 (35.77%) CCIE
3 43 (34.96%) CCNP
4 18 (14.63%) CCDP
5 17 (13.82%) CCSP
6 16 (13.01%) CISSP
6 16 (13.01%) Check Point Certification
7 15 (12.20%) CCNA
8 7 (5.69%) Security Cleared
9 5 (4.07%) SC Cleared
9 5 (4.07%) CCIP
10 4 (3.25%) Microsoft Certification
10 4 (3.25%) MCSE
10 4 (3.25%) Degree
10 4 (3.25%) VMware Certified Professional (VCP)
11 2 (1.63%) ISTQB Foundation Certification
11 2 (1.63%) ISEB
11 2 (1.63%) BC Cleared
11 2 (1.63%) CCSA
11 2 (1.63%) JNCIP
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%) Active Directory
2 4 (3.25%) XenApp
2 4 (3.25%) XenDesktop
2 4 (3.25%) Snort
3 3 (2.44%) ProxySG
4 2 (1.63%) VMware Infrastructure
5 1 (0.81%) FreeRADIUS
Systems Management
1 10 (8.13%) FortiGate
2 4 (3.25%) Cisco Prime
3 2 (1.63%) HP Quality Center
4 1 (0.81%) EMC NetWorker
4 1 (0.81%) Cisco CUCM
4 1 (0.81%) CA Spectrum
Vendors
1 109 (88.62%) Cisco
2 55 (44.72%) CheckPoint
3 53 (43.09%) Juniper
4 28 (22.76%) F5
5 21 (17.07%) Nokia
6 18 (14.63%) Radware
6 18 (14.63%) Redback
7 14 (11.38%) Ericsson
7 14 (11.38%) Huawei
8 7 (5.69%) VMware
8 7 (5.69%) Blue Coat
9 6 (4.88%) Microsoft
9 6 (4.88%) Fortinet
10 5 (4.07%) Alcatel-Lucent
10 5 (4.07%) Citrix
11 4 (3.25%) HP
11 4 (3.25%) SolarWinds
11 4 (3.25%) Nokia Solutions and Networks
11 4 (3.25%) Sourcefire
12 3 (2.44%) IBM
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