The table below looks at the statistics for BGP 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 over the 3 months to 22 May 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
22 May 2015
Same period 2014 Same period 2013
Border Gateway Protocol (BGP)
Rank 319 381 403
Rank change year-on-year
+62 +22
Contract jobs citing BGP 333 214 147
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the UK 0.61% 0.41% 0.31%
As % of the Communications & Networking category 4.19% 3.10% 2.14%
Number of daily rates quoted 209 127 57
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£350 £400 £325
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
-12.50% +23.07%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £275 £225 £240
10% offered a daily rate of more than £475 £475 £450
UK excluding London average daily rate £350 £400 £300
% change year-on-year
-12.50% +33.33%
Number of hourly rates quoted 3 2 2
Average hourly rate £40.00 £28.75 £32.50
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
+39.13% -11.53%
UK excluding London average hourly rate £40.00 - £32.50

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
7948 6904 6873
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the UK 14.67% 13.12% 14.58%
Number of daily rates quoted 4423 3766 3378
Average daily rate £350 £363 £350
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
-3.44% +3.57%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £200 £200 £200
10% offered a daily rate of more than £500 £500 £500
UK excluding London average daily rate £340 £330 £315
% change year-on-year
+3.03% +4.76%
Number of hourly rates quoted 449 383 558
Average hourly rate £26.00 £20.00 £22.25
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
+30.00% -10.11%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £13.00 £12.00 £13.00
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £45.00 £40.50 £43.60
UK excluding London average hourly rate £26.00 £19.00 £22.00
% change year-on-year
+36.84% -13.63%

BGP
Jobs Demand Trend

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

BGP Jobs Demand Trend in the UK

BGP
Daily Rate Trend

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

BGP Daily Rate Trend in the UK

BGP
Daily Rate Histogram

This chart provides a histogram of daily rates quoted in contract IT jobs citing BGP within the UK over the 3 months to 22 May 2015.

BGP Daily Rate Histogram in the UK

BGP
Hourly Rate Trend

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

BGP Hourly Rate Trend in the UK

BGP
Top 30 Contract Locations

The table below looks at the demand and provides a guide to the average contractor rates quoted in IT jobs citing BGP within the UK over the 3 months to 22 May 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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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 +52 316 £350 -12.50% 92
London +34 126 £350 -12.50% 30
South East -13 56 £400 +37.93% 27
West Midlands +32 45 £325 -27.77% 14
Birmingham +31 41 £325 -27.77% 10
North West +9 40 £413 +24.06% 8
Berkshire -3 33 £413 +106.25% 9
City of London +19 29 £375 -6.25% 16
Yorkshire -13 18 £293 -26.96%
Manchester +2 17 £200 - 3
East of England +14 15 £350 -12.50% 8
Merseyside - 13 £375 - 1
South West -2 12 £405 -4.70% 3
Buckinghamshire +7 9 £335 +34.00% 5
North Yorkshire -4 8 £293 -26.96%
West Yorkshire - 8 £350 -
Leeds - 8 £350 -
Hampshire -1 7 £400 +166.66% 7
Lancashire - 7 £450 -
Swindon +17 6 £381 +85.97%
Wiltshire +8 6 £381 +85.97% 1
Scotland 0 6 - - 2
Reading -1 6 £438 +45.83% 5
Harrogate - 6 £293 -
Inverness - 6 - -
Highlands - 6 - -
Milton Keynes +4 5 - -
Hertfordshire +4 5 £361 - 2
Maidenhead +6 4 £316 - 1
Essex 0 4 £400 - 1

BGP
Top 30 Related IT Skills

For the 6 months to 22 May 2015, IT contractor jobs within the UK 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.

1 637 (88.97%) Cisco
2 566 (79.05%) OSPF
3 476 (66.48%) Cisco Certification
4 461 (64.39%) Firewall
5 375 (52.37%) MPLS
6 368 (51.40%) CCNP
7 290 (40.50%) WAN
8 280 (39.11%) Juniper
9 278 (38.83%) EIGRP
10 274 (38.27%) F5
11 268 (37.43%) LAN
12 256 (35.75%) VPN
13 253 (35.34%) CheckPoint
14 247 (34.50%) Cisco ASA
15 190 (26.54%) Network Security
16 176 (24.58%) Cisco Nexus
17 170 (23.74%) Wireless
18 164 (22.91%) TCP/IP
19 163 (22.77%) DNS
19 163 (22.77%) CCNA
19 163 (22.77%) IPsec
20 161 (22.49%) Load Balancing
21 149 (20.81%) CCIE
22 143 (19.97%) Finance
23 128 (17.88%) Cisco IOS
24 119 (16.62%) Citrix
24 119 (16.62%) Linux
25 118 (16.48%) HSRP
26 116 (16.20%) Blue Coat
27 115 (16.06%) Multicast

BGP
Top Related IT Skills by Category

For the 6 months to 22 May 2015, IT contractor jobs within the UK 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 17 (2.37%) Apache
2 16 (2.23%) IIS
3 14 (1.96%) Confluence
3 14 (1.96%) MediaWiki
4 11 (1.54%) nginx
5 8 (1.12%) SharePoint
6 7 (0.98%) MS Exchange
6 7 (0.98%) Lync
7 3 (0.42%) Exchange Server 2010
8 2 (0.28%) Exchange Server 2007
8 2 (0.28%) CMS
8 2 (0.28%) Exchange Server 2013
8 2 (0.28%) Elasticsearch
9 1 (0.14%) Tomcat
9 1 (0.14%) Exchange Server 2003
Applications
1 16 (2.23%) MS Visio
2 11 (1.54%) MS Office
3 5 (0.70%) MS Excel
4 3 (0.42%) MS PowerPoint
5 1 (0.14%) Fireworks
Business Applications
1 4 (0.56%) SAP Oil and Gas
Cloud Services
1 4 (0.56%) SaaS
2 2 (0.28%) Amazon AWS
2 2 (0.28%) Cloud Computing
Communications & Networking
1 566 (79.05%) OSPF
2 461 (64.39%) Firewall
3 375 (52.37%) MPLS
4 290 (40.50%) WAN
5 278 (38.83%) EIGRP
6 268 (37.43%) LAN
7 256 (35.75%) VPN
8 247 (34.50%) Cisco ASA
9 190 (26.54%) Network Security
10 176 (24.58%) Cisco Nexus
11 170 (23.74%) Wireless
12 164 (22.91%) TCP/IP
13 163 (22.77%) DNS
13 163 (22.77%) IPsec
14 128 (17.88%) Cisco IOS
15 118 (16.48%) HSRP
16 115 (16.06%) Multicast
17 105 (14.66%) Ethernet
18 97 (13.55%) DHCP
19 90 (12.57%) F5 BIG-IP LTM
Database & Business Intelligence
1 17 (2.37%) SQL Server
2 14 (1.96%) PostgreSQL
2 14 (1.96%) MySQL
3 8 (1.12%) Oracle Database
3 8 (1.12%) Relational Database
4 2 (0.28%) SQL Server 2008
4 2 (0.28%) DB2
4 2 (0.28%) InfluxDB
5 1 (0.14%) SQL Server 2012
Development Applications
1 16 (2.23%) Jenkins
2 14 (1.96%) Git (software)
2 14 (1.96%) Hudson
2 14 (1.96%) Subversion
2 14 (1.96%) JIRA
3 6 (0.84%) VSS/SourceSafe
4 1 (0.14%) Ant
General
1 143 (19.97%) Finance
2 103 (14.39%) Telecoms
3 64 (8.94%) Banking
4 31 (4.33%) Investment Banking
5 22 (3.07%) Multimedia
6 16 (2.23%) Financial Institution
7 15 (2.09%) Games
8 14 (1.96%) Marketing
9 12 (1.68%) Retail
9 12 (1.68%) Back Office
10 8 (1.12%) Manufacturing
11 5 (0.70%) Electronics
11 5 (0.70%) Billing
12 3 (0.42%) Publishing
13 2 (0.28%) German Language
13 2 (0.28%) Corporate Banking
13 2 (0.28%) Legal
14 1 (0.14%) Spanish Language
14 1 (0.14%) French Language
Job Titles
1 377 (52.65%) Network Engineer
2 67 (9.36%) Architect
3 59 (8.24%) Security Engineer
4 58 (8.10%) Network Specialist
5 53 (7.40%) IP Engineer
6 47 (6.56%) Network Security Engineer
7 44 (6.15%) Consultant
7 44 (6.15%) Network Architect
7 44 (6.15%) Cisco Engineer
8 38 (5.31%) Design Engineer
9 35 (4.89%) Senior Network Engineer
10 33 (4.61%) Network Security Specialist
10 33 (4.61%) Security Specialist
11 31 (4.33%) Cisco Network Engineer
12 30 (4.19%) Operations Engineer
13 25 (3.49%) Implementation Engineer
14 24 (3.35%) Network Consultant
15 23 (3.21%) Support Engineer
16 21 (2.93%) Network Design Engineer
17 19 (2.65%) Project Manager
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 8 (1.12%) CSS
2 6 (0.84%) LAMP
3 5 (0.70%) Middleware
4 2 (0.28%) Silverlight
4 2 (0.28%) Regular Expression
5 1 (0.14%) Web Services
5 1 (0.14%) HTML
Miscellaneous
1 40 (5.59%) Analytical Skills
2 34 (4.75%) PKI
3 33 (4.61%) Fat Client
3 33 (4.61%) Thin Client
4 31 (4.33%) Distributed Denial-of-Service
5 24 (3.35%) Clustering
6 17 (2.37%) Video Conferencing
7 14 (1.96%) Wiki
8 13 (1.82%) Computer Science
9 12 (1.68%) User Experience
10 10 (1.40%) Online Games
11 8 (1.12%) Open Source
11 8 (1.12%) Celerra
11 8 (1.12%) Replication
11 8 (1.12%) Enterprise Software
12 6 (0.84%) DTV
12 6 (0.84%) IVR
13 5 (0.70%) Eurex
14 4 (0.56%) Visualisation
14 4 (0.56%) Hedge funds
Operating Systems
1 119 (16.62%) Linux
2 74 (10.34%) UNIX
2 74 (10.34%) Windows
3 28 (3.91%) Solaris
4 14 (1.96%) CentOS
4 14 (1.96%) Windows Server 2003
5 12 (1.68%) Ubuntu
6 11 (1.54%) Debian
7 6 (0.84%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
8 4 (0.56%) Windows Server 2008
8 4 (0.56%) Windows Server 2012
9 3 (0.42%) SUSE
10 2 (0.28%) Windows 7
10 2 (0.28%) Oracle Linux
10 2 (0.28%) AIX
11 1 (0.14%) Windows XP
11 1 (0.14%) HPUX
11 1 (0.14%) Mac OS X
11 1 (0.14%) Mac OS
Processes & Methodologies
1 161 (22.49%) Load Balancing
2 82 (11.45%) ITIL
3 81 (11.31%) Network Design
4 75 (10.47%) E-Commerce
5 74 (10.34%) Network Management
6 50 (6.98%) Migration
7 42 (5.87%) Service Delivery
8 41 (5.73%) Network Monitoring
9 39 (5.45%) Mentoring
9 39 (5.45%) Low Latency
10 33 (4.61%) Incident Management
11 29 (4.05%) Disaster Recovery
11 29 (4.05%) Capacity Planning
12 28 (3.91%) Project Management
13 27 (3.77%) Service Management
13 27 (3.77%) DDoS Mitigation
14 24 (3.35%) Network Architecture
15 21 (2.93%) Change Control
16 20 (2.79%) Change Management
16 20 (2.79%) Configuration Management
Programming Languages
1 30 (4.19%) Perl
2 24 (3.35%) Python
2 24 (3.35%) C
3 16 (2.23%) Lisp
4 14 (1.96%) Bash Shell
5 13 (1.82%) Java
6 12 (1.68%) PHP
7 11 (1.54%) SQL
7 11 (1.54%) Ruby
8 3 (0.42%) Tcl
9 2 (0.28%) Objective-C
10 1 (0.14%) JavaScript
10 1 (0.14%) Shell Script
10 1 (0.14%) PowerShell
Qualifications
1 476 (66.48%) Cisco Certification
2 368 (51.40%) CCNP
3 163 (22.77%) CCNA
4 149 (20.81%) CCIE
5 60 (8.38%) Security Cleared
6 56 (7.82%) CCIP
7 53 (7.40%) CCSE
8 46 (6.42%) Degree
9 40 (5.59%) SC Cleared
10 35 (4.89%) CCDP
11 29 (4.05%) JNCIP
12 26 (3.63%) DV Cleared
13 20 (2.79%) CCSA
14 18 (2.51%) JNCIA
15 16 (2.23%) JNCIS
16 11 (1.54%) BC Cleared
17 9 (1.26%) Check Point Certification
17 9 (1.26%) PMP
17 9 (1.26%) PMI Certification
18 7 (0.98%) CISSP
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 33 (4.61%) SLA
2 5 (0.70%) QA
3 3 (0.42%) PCI DSS
4 2 (0.28%) ISO/IEC 27001
5 1 (0.14%) Sarbanes-Oxley
System Software
1 80 (11.17%) VMware Infrastructure
2 23 (3.21%) Active Directory
3 18 (2.51%) XenServer
4 14 (1.96%) Postfix
4 14 (1.96%) Samba
4 14 (1.96%) iptables
5 13 (1.82%) vCloud
6 12 (1.68%) VMware ESX
7 11 (1.54%) XenApp
8 10 (1.40%) Hyper-V
9 9 (1.26%) Terminal Services
9 9 (1.26%) Snort
9 9 (1.26%) ProxySG
10 8 (1.12%) vSphere
10 8 (1.12%) EMC RecoverPoint
11 3 (0.42%) Firmware
12 2 (0.28%) XenDesktop
12 2 (0.28%) FreeRADIUS
12 2 (0.28%) Xen
13 1 (0.14%) NFS
Systems Management
1 23 (3.21%) CiscoWorks
2 20 (2.79%) Cisco CUCM
3 18 (2.51%) FortiGate
3 18 (2.51%) RANCID
4 17 (2.37%) OPNET
5 16 (2.23%) Puppet
6 14 (1.96%) ZABBIX
7 11 (1.54%) OpenView
8 9 (1.26%) AirWatch
9 8 (1.12%) Nagios
9 8 (1.12%) Opscode Chef
9 8 (1.12%) Salt
10 6 (0.84%) Cacti
11 5 (0.70%) Cisco Prime
11 5 (0.70%) CA Spectrum
12 4 (0.56%) SolarWinds Orion
12 4 (0.56%) EMC NetWorker
12 4 (0.56%) Cisco IPCC
13 3 (0.42%) Iperf
14 2 (0.28%) NetCrunch
Vendors
1 637 (88.97%) Cisco
2 280 (39.11%) Juniper
3 274 (38.27%) F5
4 253 (35.34%) CheckPoint
5 119 (16.62%) Citrix
6 116 (16.20%) Blue Coat
7 104 (14.53%) VMware
7 104 (14.53%) SolarWinds
8 89 (12.43%) HP
9 76 (10.61%) Infoblox
10 52 (7.26%) Aruba
11 48 (6.70%) Riverbed
12 37 (5.17%) Fortinet
13 34 (4.75%) Microsoft
13 34 (4.75%) Nokia
13 34 (4.75%) Imperva
14 30 (4.19%) BT
15 22 (3.07%) Red Hat
16 20 (2.79%) Nortel
17 18 (2.51%) TippingPoint
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