The table below looks at the statistics for BGP-4 skills in IT contracts advertised across the UK. Included is a guide to the average contractor rates offered in IT contracts that have cited BGP-4 over the 3 months to 5 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
5 Feb 2016
Same period 2015 Same period 2014
Border Gateway Protocol-4 (BGP4)
Rank 617 597 577
Rank change year-on-year
-20 -20
Contract jobs citing BGP-4 2 4 2
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the UK 0.004% 0.008% 0.004%
As % of the Communications & Networking category 0.027% 0.053% 0.031%
Number of daily rates quoted 1 3 0
Average daily rate £400 £428 -
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
-6.43% -
UK excluding London average daily rate - - -
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 0 0
Average hourly rate - - -
UK excluding London average hourly rate - - -

The following table is for comparison with the above and provides statistics for the entire Communications & Networking category in contract jobs advertised across the UK.

Communications & Networking Category
UK
Contract IT job ads with a match in the
Communications & Networking category
7518 7523 6488
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the UK 14.62% 14.85% 13.36%
Number of daily rates quoted 4420 4209 3417
Average daily rate £380 £375 £375
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+1.33% -
90% offered a daily rate of more than £235 £215 £220
10% offered a daily rate of more than £550 £500 £515
UK excluding London average daily rate £363 £350 £350
% change year-on-year
+3.57% -
Number of hourly rates quoted 349 426 385
Average hourly rate £27.66 £23.75 £19.50
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
+16.46% +21.79%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £13.50 £13.00 £12.00
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £50.00 £40.50 £42.50
UK excluding London average hourly rate £30.00 £26.00 £21.00
% change year-on-year
+15.38% +23.80%

BGP-4
Jobs Demand Trend

This chart provides the 3-month moving total of IT contractor jobs citing BGP-4 within the UK as a proportion of the total demand within the Communications & Networking category.

BGP-4 Jobs Demand Trend in the UK

BGP-4
Daily Rate Trend

This chart provides the 3-month moving average for daily rates quoted in IT contract jobs citing BGP-4 within the UK.

BGP-4 Daily Rate Trend in the UK

BGP-4
Hourly Rate Trend

This chart provides the 3-month moving average for hourly rates quoted in IT contractor jobs citing BGP-4 within the UK.

BGP-4 Hourly Rate Trend in the UK

BGP-4
Top 4 Contract Locations

The table below looks at the demand and provides a guide to the average contractor rates quoted in IT jobs citing BGP-4 within the UK over the 3 months to 5 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
England -2 2 £400 -6.43% 2
London -9 1 £400 -6.43% 2
South West - 1 - -
Bristol - 1 - -

BGP-4
Top 26 Related IT Skills

For the 6 months to 5 February 2016, IT contractor jobs within the UK citing BGP-4 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-4.

1 2 (100.00%) Cisco
1 2 (100.00%) Telecoms
1 2 (100.00%) LAN
1 2 (100.00%) OSPF
2 1 (50.00%) WAN
2 1 (50.00%) RIP
2 1 (50.00%) TCP/IP
2 1 (50.00%) 2G
2 1 (50.00%) Finance
2 1 (50.00%) Degree
2 1 (50.00%) Release Management
2 1 (50.00%) Investment Management
2 1 (50.00%) Network Management
2 1 (50.00%) 4G
2 1 (50.00%) Change Control
2 1 (50.00%) Radio Access Network
2 1 (50.00%) Cisco Nexus
2 1 (50.00%) Patch Management
2 1 (50.00%) Data Centre
2 1 (50.00%) CCNP
2 1 (50.00%) CCNA
2 1 (50.00%) Cisco Certification
2 1 (50.00%) Juniper
2 1 (50.00%) Internet
2 1 (50.00%) 3G
2 1 (50.00%) MPLS

BGP-4
Top Related IT Skills by Category

For the 6 months to 5 February 2016, IT contractor jobs within the UK citing BGP-4 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-4. Up to 20 skills are shown per category.

Communications & Networking
1 2 (100.00%) LAN
1 2 (100.00%) OSPF
2 1 (50.00%) 2G
2 1 (50.00%) 3G
2 1 (50.00%) 4G
2 1 (50.00%) Cisco Nexus
2 1 (50.00%) Internet
2 1 (50.00%) MPLS
2 1 (50.00%) Radio Access Network
2 1 (50.00%) RIP
2 1 (50.00%) TCP/IP
2 1 (50.00%) WAN
General
1 2 (100.00%) Telecoms
2 1 (50.00%) Finance
Job Titles
1 1 (50.00%) Network Engineer
1 1 (50.00%) Senior Network Engineer
Miscellaneous
1 1 (50.00%) Data Centre
Processes & Methodologies
1 1 (50.00%) Change Control
1 1 (50.00%) Investment Management
1 1 (50.00%) Network Management
1 1 (50.00%) Patch Management
1 1 (50.00%) Release Management
Qualifications
1 1 (50.00%) CCNA
1 1 (50.00%) CCNP
1 1 (50.00%) Cisco Certification
1 1 (50.00%) Degree
Vendors
1 2 (100.00%) Cisco
2 1 (50.00%) Juniper