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 contractor rates offered in IT contracts that have cited BGP over the 3 months to 10 December 2016 with a comparison to the same period over 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.

3 months to
10 Dec 2016
Same period 2015 Same period 2014
Border Gateway Protocol (BGP)
Rank 184 190 197
Rank change year-on-year
+6 +7
Contract jobs citing BGP 62 74 72
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the South East 0.80% 0.79% 0.73%
As % of the Communications & Networking category 3.95% 4.17% 3.83%
Number of daily rates quoted 33 33 41
Median daily rate £425 £363 £350
Median daily rate % change year-on-year
+17.24% +3.57%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £300 £279 £250
10% offered a daily rate of more than £525 £440 £461
UK excluding London median daily rate £379 £364 £360
% change year-on-year
+4.12% +1.04%
Number of hourly rates quoted 1 7 0
Median hourly rate £13.50 £45.31 -
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year
-70.20% -
UK excluding London median hourly rate £29.61 £44.00 £30.00
% change year-on-year
-32.70% +46.66%
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
1568 1776 1879
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the South East 20.26% 18.84% 19.03%
Number of daily rates quoted 867 959 880
Median daily rate £375 £380 £350
Median daily rate % change year-on-year
-1.31% +8.57%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £250 £265 £205
10% offered a daily rate of more than £500 £506 £475
UK excluding London median daily rate £375 £375 £350
% change year-on-year
- +7.14%
Number of hourly rates quoted 117 115 112
Median hourly rate £41.00 £37.00 £23.13
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year
+10.81% +60.00%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £13.00 £13.00 £11.93
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £55.00 £47.50 £42.50
UK excluding London median hourly rate £27.50 £22.50 £23.13
% change year-on-year
+22.22% -2.70%

BGP
Jobs Demand Trend in the South East

The demand trend of contract jobs across the South East region citing BGP as a proportion of all IT contracts with a match in 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 December 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
Contract Job Locations in the South East

The table below looks at the demand and provides a guide to the median contractor rates quoted in IT jobs citing BGP within the South East region over the 3 months to 10 December 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
(Click see detailed
statistics and trends)
Rank Change
on Same Period
Last Year
Matching
Contract
IT Job Ads
Median
Daily Rate
Last 3 Months
Median Daily Rate
% Change
on Same Period
Last Year
Live
Job
Vacancies
Berkshire -1 26 £387 +3.13% 4
Hampshire +11 17 £438 +5.10% 5
Buckinghamshire +22 8 £525 +35.48% 1
Surrey +18 5 £375 +27.11% 2
Middlesex - 3 £400 -
West Sussex +9 2 £374 +10.74%
BGP
England

BGP
Top 30 Related IT Skills in the South East

For the 6 months to 10 December 2016, IT contractor jobs citing BGP also mentioned the following skills in order of popularity. The figures indicate the number co-occurrences and its proportion to all contract ads across the South East region with a requirement for BGP.

1 85 (85.00%) Cisco
2 78 (78.00%) OSPF
3 63 (63.00%) Cisco Certification
4 51 (51.00%) CCNP
5 48 (48.00%) Cisco Nexus
6 47 (47.00%) MPLS
7 46 (46.00%) Juniper
8 45 (45.00%) Firewall
9 44 (44.00%) WAN
10 43 (43.00%) Data Centre
11 34 (34.00%) LAN
11 34 (34.00%) F5
12 33 (33.00%) VPN
13 29 (29.00%) CCNA
14 28 (28.00%) Security Cleared
14 28 (28.00%) Cisco ASA
15 22 (22.00%) SC Cleared
16 21 (21.00%) VLAN
17 20 (20.00%) DNS
18 19 (19.00%) IPsec
19 18 (18.00%) Telecoms
20 17 (17.00%) EIGRP
20 17 (17.00%) CheckPoint
20 17 (17.00%) Load Balancing
20 17 (17.00%) Network Security
20 17 (17.00%) VMware
20 17 (17.00%) F5 BIG-IP LTM
21 16 (16.00%) HSRP
22 14 (14.00%) Cisco IOS
22 14 (14.00%) SAN

BGP
Top Related IT Skills in the South East by Category

The follow tables expand on the table above by listing co-occurrences grouped by category. The same job type, locality and period is covered with up to 20 co-occurrences shown in each of the following categories:

Application Platforms
1 3 (3.00%) MS Exchange
2 2 (2.00%) CMS
2 2 (2.00%) Exchange Server 2010
3 1 (1.00%) Apache
3 1 (1.00%) Elasticsearch
3 1 (1.00%) Exchange Server 2007
3 1 (1.00%) OpenStack
3 1 (1.00%) Skype for Business
3 1 (1.00%) Tomcat
Applications
1 2 (2.00%) MS Excel
2 1 (1.00%) MS Office
2 1 (1.00%) MS Visio
Cloud Services
1 2 (2.00%) Cloud Computing
2 1 (1.00%) Amazon AWS
Communications & Networking
1 78 (78.00%) OSPF
2 48 (48.00%) Cisco Nexus
3 47 (47.00%) MPLS
4 45 (45.00%) Firewall
5 44 (44.00%) WAN
6 34 (34.00%) LAN
7 33 (33.00%) VPN
8 28 (28.00%) Cisco ASA
9 21 (21.00%) VLAN
10 20 (20.00%) DNS
11 19 (19.00%) IPsec
12 17 (17.00%) EIGRP
12 17 (17.00%) F5 BIG-IP LTM
12 17 (17.00%) Network Security
13 16 (16.00%) HSRP
14 14 (14.00%) Cisco IOS
14 14 (14.00%) SAN
14 14 (14.00%) TCP/IP
15 13 (13.00%) Ethernet
15 13 (13.00%) SNMP
Development Applications
1 2 (2.00%) JMeter
2 1 (1.00%) Jenkins
2 1 (1.00%) JIRA
2 1 (1.00%) VSS/SourceSafe
General
1 18 (18.00%) Telecoms
2 2 (2.00%) Finance
2 2 (2.00%) Games
3 1 (1.00%) Banking
3 1 (1.00%) Billing
3 1 (1.00%) Electronics
3 1 (1.00%) Legal
3 1 (1.00%) Manufacturing
3 1 (1.00%) Retail
Job Titles
1 40 (40.00%) Network Engineer
2 15 (15.00%) Cisco Engineer
3 14 (14.00%) Cisco Network Engineer
4 12 (12.00%) Architect
5 10 (10.00%) Consultant
6 8 (8.00%) Network Architect
6 8 (8.00%) Security Engineer
6 8 (8.00%) Senior Network Engineer
7 7 (7.00%) Network Security Engineer
8 6 (6.00%) Analyst
8 6 (6.00%) Cisco Security Engineer
8 6 (6.00%) NOC Engineer
9 5 (5.00%) Firewall Architect
9 5 (5.00%) Network Analyst
9 5 (5.00%) Network Security Architect
9 5 (5.00%) Network Support
9 5 (5.00%) Security Architect
9 5 (5.00%) Support Engineer
10 4 (4.00%) Cisco Consultant
10 4 (4.00%) Network Support Engineer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 4 (4.00%) 802.1X
2 3 (3.00%) Middleware
3 2 (2.00%) Silverlight
4 1 (1.00%) Apache Flex
4 1 (1.00%) CSS
4 1 (1.00%) HTML
4 1 (1.00%) XMPP
Miscellaneous
1 43 (43.00%) Data Centre
2 11 (11.00%) PKI
3 5 (5.00%) Distributed Denial-of-Service
3 5 (5.00%) IPTV
3 5 (5.00%) Video on Demand
4 4 (4.00%) Analytical Skills
4 4 (4.00%) STB
5 3 (3.00%) Management Information System
5 3 (3.00%) Over-the-Top Content
6 2 (2.00%) Digital TV
6 2 (2.00%) EMC VMAX
6 2 (2.00%) EMC VNX
6 2 (2.00%) MPEG
6 2 (2.00%) Streaming Video
6 2 (2.00%) Video Conferencing
6 2 (2.00%) Virtual Team
7 1 (1.00%) Cryptography
7 1 (1.00%) e-Health
7 1 (1.00%) Mathematics
7 1 (1.00%) PMI
Operating Systems
1 12 (12.00%) Windows
2 9 (9.00%) Linux
3 7 (7.00%) Unix
4 3 (3.00%) Android
4 3 (3.00%) Windows Server
5 2 (2.00%) AIX
5 2 (2.00%) Ubuntu
6 1 (1.00%) FreeBSD
6 1 (1.00%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
6 1 (1.00%) Solaris
6 1 (1.00%) Windows Server 2003
Processes & Methodologies
1 17 (17.00%) Load Balancing
2 14 (14.00%) ITIL
3 7 (7.00%) Change Management
3 7 (7.00%) Network Management
4 6 (6.00%) Migration
5 5 (5.00%) High Availability
5 5 (5.00%) Network Architecture
5 5 (5.00%) Service Delivery
6 4 (4.00%) Agile Software Development
6 4 (4.00%) Network Design
7 3 (3.00%) Configuration Management
7 3 (3.00%) Enterprise Architecture
7 3 (3.00%) Infrastructure Monitoring
7 3 (3.00%) Project Management
7 3 (3.00%) Translating Business Requirements
8 2 (2.00%) Analytics
8 2 (2.00%) Boundary Protection
8 2 (2.00%) Cybersecurity
8 2 (2.00%) DDoS Mitigation
8 2 (2.00%) WAN Optimisation
Programming Languages
1 2 (2.00%) C
1 2 (2.00%) Perl
2 1 (1.00%) Java
2 1 (1.00%) PHP
2 1 (1.00%) Python
2 1 (1.00%) SQL
Qualifications
1 63 (63.00%) Cisco Certification
2 51 (51.00%) CCNP
3 29 (29.00%) CCNA
4 28 (28.00%) Security Cleared
5 22 (22.00%) SC Cleared
6 12 (12.00%) CCIE
7 6 (6.00%) CCDP
7 6 (6.00%) JNCIS
8 5 (5.00%) CCIP
8 5 (5.00%) Degree
8 5 (5.00%) JNCIA
9 3 (3.00%) PMI Certification
10 2 (2.00%) BPSS Clearance
10 2 (2.00%) DV Cleared
10 2 (2.00%) ITIL Certification
10 2 (2.00%) PMP
11 1 (1.00%) BC Cleared
11 1 (1.00%) CCDA
11 1 (1.00%) CCSA
11 1 (1.00%) CISSP
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 9 (9.00%) SLA
2 1 (1.00%) ISO/IEC 27001
System Software
1 10 (10.00%) VMware Infrastructure
2 4 (4.00%) Active Directory
2 4 (4.00%) VMware ESX
3 3 (3.00%) Hyper-V
3 3 (3.00%) vSphere
4 2 (2.00%) EMC RecoverPoint
4 2 (2.00%) vCloud
4 2 (2.00%) VMware ESXi
5 1 (1.00%) DFS Replication
5 1 (1.00%) Docker
5 1 (1.00%) ProxySG
5 1 (1.00%) Virtual Servers
Systems Management
1 4 (4.00%) Cisco Prime
1 4 (4.00%) Nagios
2 3 (3.00%) FortiGate
3 2 (2.00%) Cisco CUCM
3 2 (2.00%) SolarWinds Orion
3 2 (2.00%) vRealize
4 1 (1.00%) CFEngine
4 1 (1.00%) HP SIM
4 1 (1.00%) logstash
4 1 (1.00%) Nessus
4 1 (1.00%) OpenView
4 1 (1.00%) Opscode Chef
4 1 (1.00%) Puppet
4 1 (1.00%) ZABBIX
Vendors
1 85 (85.00%) Cisco
2 46 (46.00%) Juniper
3 34 (34.00%) F5
4 17 (17.00%) CheckPoint
4 17 (17.00%) VMware
5 11 (11.00%) Palo Alto
6 9 (9.00%) Microsoft
7 7 (7.00%) Riverbed
8 6 (6.00%) Brocade
8 6 (6.00%) HP
8 6 (6.00%) Huawei
9 5 (5.00%) EMC
9 5 (5.00%) Extreme Networks
10 3 (3.00%) Dell
10 3 (3.00%) SolarWinds
11 2 (2.00%) Adobe
11 2 (2.00%) Apple
11 2 (2.00%) Ericsson
11 2 (2.00%) Fortinet
11 2 (2.00%) Tektronix
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