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 3 July 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
3 Jul 2015
Same period 2014 Same period 2013
Border Gateway Protocol (BGP)
Rank 318 377 378
Rank change year-on-year
+59 +1
Contract jobs citing BGP 354 231 184
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the UK 0.63% 0.44% 0.37%
As % of the Communications & Networking category 4.46% 3.19% 2.64%
Number of daily rates quoted 215 128 79
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£350 £388 £360
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
-9.67% +7.63%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £265 £246 £287
10% offered a daily rate of more than £475 £479 £450
UK excluding London average daily rate £340 £388 £325
% change year-on-year
-12.25% +19.23%
Number of hourly rates quoted 1 4 3
Average hourly rate £40.00 £87.50 £41.25
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
-54.28% +112.12%
UK excluding London average hourly rate £40.00 £40.00 £32.50
% change year-on-year
- +23.07%

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
7937 7246 6967
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the UK 14.21% 13.69% 14.15%
Number of daily rates quoted 4468 3937 3536
Average daily rate £355 £360 £350
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
-1.38% +2.85%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £220 £208 £200
10% offered a daily rate of more than £500 £500 £500
UK excluding London average daily rate £340 £326 £320
% change year-on-year
+4.37% +1.80%
Number of hourly rates quoted 467 381 526
Average hourly rate £22.50 £19.00 £23.75
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
+18.42% -20.00%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £12.50 £11.50 £13.88
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £45.00 £40.50 £40.00
UK excluding London average hourly rate £23.75 £18.00 £25.00
% change year-on-year
+31.94% -28.00%

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 3 July 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 3 July 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 +44 336 £350 -9.67% 87
London +43 155 £375 -3.22% 39
South East -21 56 £400 +14.28% 27
City of London +18 45 £375 -4.76% 18
North West +17 39 £375 - 5
West Midlands +29 38 £320 -24.70% 1
Birmingham +27 36 £323 -24.11%
Berkshire 0 24 £283 -16.29% 6
Yorkshire -13 18 £298 -25.67% 5
Hampshire +10 15 £485 +181.15% 4
East of England +8 14 £265 -20.89% 3
Manchester +1 14 £300 - 2
South West -15 13 £475 +11.76% 4
Merseyside - 12 £375 - 1
West Yorkshire -10 11 £363 +11.53% 4
Leeds -17 10 £375 +15.38% 3
Wiltshire +6 9 £475 -8.44% 3
Buckinghamshire +5 9 - - 5
Swindon +7 7 £475 -8.44% 2
Cambridgeshire +2 7 £265 -18.46% 1
North Yorkshire -9 6 £293 -26.96% 1
Harrogate - 6 £293 -
Cambridge -4 5 £265 -18.46% 1
Lancashire - 5 £438 -
Slough +6 4 £304 +51.87%
Scotland +6 4 - - 1
Milton Keynes 0 4 - - 1
Cheshire 0 4 £375 - 2
Kent -2 4 - -
Liverpool - 4 £375 - 1

BGP
Top 30 Related IT Skills

For the 6 months to 3 July 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.

1 602 (86.99%) Cisco
2 532 (76.88%) OSPF
3 451 (65.17%) Cisco Certification
4 434 (62.72%) Firewall
5 359 (51.88%) MPLS
6 344 (49.71%) CCNP
7 306 (44.22%) WAN
8 289 (41.76%) LAN
9 274 (39.60%) EIGRP
10 258 (37.28%) VPN
11 255 (36.85%) Juniper
12 237 (34.25%) Cisco ASA
13 231 (33.38%) CheckPoint
14 227 (32.80%) F5
15 188 (27.17%) Data Centre
16 187 (27.02%) Wireless
17 182 (26.30%) TCP/IP
18 178 (25.72%) Network Security
19 171 (24.71%) DNS
20 170 (24.57%) Cisco Nexus
21 161 (23.27%) IPsec
22 152 (21.97%) CCNA
23 144 (20.81%) Load Balancing
24 131 (18.93%) Finance
25 126 (18.21%) Cisco IOS
26 123 (17.77%) CCIE
27 117 (16.91%) HSRP
28 115 (16.62%) Ethernet
29 112 (16.18%) DHCP
30 111 (16.04%) SolarWinds

BGP
Top Related IT Skills by Category

For the 6 months to 3 July 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 16 (2.31%) IIS
2 15 (2.17%) Apache
3 12 (1.73%) Confluence
3 12 (1.73%) MediaWiki
4 9 (1.30%) Lync
4 9 (1.30%) nginx
5 8 (1.16%) MS Exchange
6 7 (1.01%) SharePoint
7 4 (0.58%) Exchange Server 2007
7 4 (0.58%) Exchange Server 2010
7 4 (0.58%) Exchange Server 2013
8 2 (0.29%) Elasticsearch
8 2 (0.29%) CMS
9 1 (0.14%) Exchange Server 2000
9 1 (0.14%) Exchange Server 2003
9 1 (0.14%) Tomcat
Applications
1 16 (2.31%) MS Visio
2 14 (2.02%) MS Office
3 8 (1.16%) MS Excel
4 3 (0.43%) MS PowerPoint
5 1 (0.14%) Fireworks
Business Applications
1 2 (0.29%) SAP Oil and Gas
Cloud Services
1 12 (1.73%) SaaS
2 2 (0.29%) Office 365
2 2 (0.29%) Cloud Computing
2 2 (0.29%) Microsoft Azure
3 1 (0.14%) Amazon AWS
Communications & Networking
1 532 (76.88%) OSPF
2 434 (62.72%) Firewall
3 359 (51.88%) MPLS
4 306 (44.22%) WAN
5 289 (41.76%) LAN
6 274 (39.60%) EIGRP
7 258 (37.28%) VPN
8 237 (34.25%) Cisco ASA
9 187 (27.02%) Wireless
10 182 (26.30%) TCP/IP
11 178 (25.72%) Network Security
12 171 (24.71%) DNS
13 170 (24.57%) Cisco Nexus
14 161 (23.27%) IPsec
15 126 (18.21%) Cisco IOS
16 117 (16.91%) HSRP
17 115 (16.62%) Ethernet
18 112 (16.18%) DHCP
19 103 (14.88%) VLAN
20 97 (14.02%) Multicast
Database & Business Intelligence
1 16 (2.31%) SQL Server
2 14 (2.02%) MySQL
3 12 (1.73%) PostgreSQL
4 8 (1.16%) Oracle Database
5 6 (0.87%) Relational Database
6 2 (0.29%) InfluxDB
6 2 (0.29%) DB2
7 1 (0.14%) SQL Server 2008
Development Applications
1 14 (2.02%) Jenkins
2 12 (1.73%) VSS/SourceSafe
2 12 (1.73%) Subversion
2 12 (1.73%) JIRA
2 12 (1.73%) Git (software)
2 12 (1.73%) Hudson
3 1 (0.14%) GCC
3 1 (0.14%) Ant
General
1 131 (18.93%) Finance
2 91 (13.15%) Telecoms
3 48 (6.94%) Banking
4 22 (3.18%) Multimedia
5 19 (2.75%) Investment Banking
6 14 (2.02%) Marketing
6 14 (2.02%) Retail
7 13 (1.88%) Financial Institution
8 8 (1.16%) Games
9 6 (0.87%) Billing
10 4 (0.58%) Back Office
10 4 (0.58%) Manufacturing
11 3 (0.43%) Electronics
12 2 (0.29%) Legal
12 2 (0.29%) Publishing
12 2 (0.29%) Dutch Language
12 2 (0.29%) Corporate Banking
12 2 (0.29%) German Language
13 1 (0.14%) Spanish Language
13 1 (0.14%) French Language
Job Titles
1 392 (56.65%) Network Engineer
2 53 (7.66%) Architect
3 51 (7.37%) Cisco Engineer
4 47 (6.79%) Security Engineer
5 46 (6.65%) Senior Network Engineer
5 46 (6.65%) Network Specialist
6 42 (6.07%) Network Security Engineer
7 40 (5.78%) Design Engineer
8 39 (5.64%) IP Engineer
9 37 (5.35%) Consultant
10 35 (5.06%) Cisco Network Engineer
10 35 (5.06%) Network Architect
11 22 (3.18%) Network Consultant
11 22 (3.18%) Implementation Engineer
12 21 (3.03%) Network Design Engineer
13 20 (2.89%) Operations Engineer
13 20 (2.89%) Project Manager
14 18 (2.60%) Security Specialist
14 18 (2.60%) Network Security Specialist
15 16 (2.31%) Firewall Engineer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 9 (1.30%) CSS
2 5 (0.72%) XMPP
3 4 (0.58%) Middleware
3 4 (0.58%) LAMP
4 2 (0.29%) Silverlight
4 2 (0.29%) Regular Expression
5 1 (0.14%) HTML
5 1 (0.14%) Web Services
Miscellaneous
1 188 (27.17%) Data Centre
2 34 (4.91%) PKI
3 29 (4.19%) Distributed Denial-of-Service
4 26 (3.76%) Analytical Skills
5 25 (3.61%) Clustering
6 24 (3.47%) Video Conferencing
7 18 (2.60%) Fat Client
7 18 (2.60%) Thin Client
8 15 (2.17%) Enterprise Software
9 14 (2.02%) User Experience
10 12 (1.73%) Wiki
11 10 (1.45%) IVR
12 9 (1.30%) Computer Science
12 9 (1.30%) Eurex
12 9 (1.30%) EMC VNX
13 8 (1.16%) Celerra
13 8 (1.16%) Replication
14 6 (0.87%) Management Information System
15 5 (0.72%) Cryptography
16 4 (0.58%) DTV
Operating Systems
1 104 (15.03%) Linux
2 82 (11.85%) Windows
3 77 (11.13%) UNIX
4 31 (4.48%) Solaris
5 12 (1.73%) CentOS
6 11 (1.59%) Windows Server 2003
7 10 (1.45%) Ubuntu
8 9 (1.30%) Debian
9 7 (1.01%) Windows Server 2008
9 7 (1.01%) Windows Server 2012
10 4 (0.58%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
11 3 (0.43%) SUSE
12 2 (0.29%) AIX
12 2 (0.29%) Oracle Linux
12 2 (0.29%) Mac OS X
13 1 (0.14%) Windows 7
13 1 (0.14%) HPUX
13 1 (0.14%) Windows 2000
Processes & Methodologies
1 144 (20.81%) Load Balancing
2 79 (11.42%) Network Design
3 74 (10.69%) Network Management
4 73 (10.55%) ITIL
5 55 (7.95%) Migration
6 43 (6.21%) Network Monitoring
7 40 (5.78%) E-Commerce
8 38 (5.49%) Capacity Planning
9 35 (5.06%) Service Delivery
10 29 (4.19%) Project Management
11 28 (4.05%) Change Control
12 27 (3.90%) Disaster Recovery
13 23 (3.32%) Network Architecture
13 23 (3.32%) DDoS Mitigation
14 22 (3.18%) Mentoring
14 22 (3.18%) Low Latency
15 20 (2.89%) Configuration Management
16 19 (2.75%) Change Management
17 18 (2.60%) Service Management
17 18 (2.60%) Incident Management
Programming Languages
1 25 (3.61%) Perl
2 18 (2.60%) Python
3 16 (2.31%) Lisp
4 13 (1.88%) C
5 12 (1.73%) PHP
5 12 (1.73%) Bash Shell
6 11 (1.59%) SQL
7 10 (1.45%) Ruby
8 8 (1.16%) Java
9 5 (0.72%) VB
10 3 (0.43%) Tcl
11 1 (0.14%) JavaScript
11 1 (0.14%) PowerShell
11 1 (0.14%) Shell Script
Qualifications
1 451 (65.17%) Cisco Certification
2 344 (49.71%) CCNP
3 152 (21.97%) CCNA
4 123 (17.77%) CCIE
5 57 (8.24%) Security Cleared
6 45 (6.50%) CCIP
7 44 (6.36%) Degree
8 43 (6.21%) SC Cleared
9 42 (6.07%) CCSE
10 28 (4.05%) CCDP
11 27 (3.90%) CCSA
12 21 (3.03%) JNCIP
13 20 (2.89%) DV Cleared
14 15 (2.17%) JNCIS
15 12 (1.73%) JNCIA
16 10 (1.45%) Check Point Certification
17 9 (1.30%) PMP
17 9 (1.30%) PMI Certification
17 9 (1.30%) BC Cleared
18 8 (1.16%) CISSP
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 19 (2.75%) SLA
2 5 (0.72%) QA
3 3 (0.43%) PCI DSS
4 2 (0.29%) ISO/IEC 27001
System Software
1 59 (8.53%) VMware Infrastructure
2 22 (3.18%) Active Directory
3 18 (2.60%) XenServer
4 13 (1.88%) VMware ESX
4 13 (1.88%) XenApp
5 12 (1.73%) iptables
5 12 (1.73%) Samba
5 12 (1.73%) Postfix
6 11 (1.59%) Snort
6 11 (1.59%) vCloud
6 11 (1.59%) vSphere
7 8 (1.16%) ProxySG
7 8 (1.16%) Terminal Services
7 8 (1.16%) Hyper-V
7 8 (1.16%) EMC RecoverPoint
8 4 (0.58%) XenDesktop
9 3 (0.43%) Firmware
10 2 (0.29%) NFS
10 2 (0.29%) Xen
10 2 (0.29%) FreeRADIUS
Systems Management
1 37 (5.35%) Cisco CUCM
2 21 (3.03%) CiscoWorks
3 17 (2.46%) RANCID
4 16 (2.31%) OPNET
4 16 (2.31%) FortiGate
5 14 (2.02%) Puppet
6 12 (1.73%) OpenView
6 12 (1.73%) ZABBIX
7 10 (1.45%) Nagios
8 9 (1.30%) Cacti
8 9 (1.30%) AirWatch
9 8 (1.16%) CA Spectrum
10 7 (1.01%) NetCrunch
10 7 (1.01%) SolarWinds Orion
11 6 (0.87%) Opscode Chef
11 6 (0.87%) Salt
12 5 (0.72%) Cisco UCCX
12 5 (0.72%) WhatsUp Gold
13 4 (0.58%) Cisco IPCC
13 4 (0.58%) EMC NetWorker
Vendors
1 602 (86.99%) Cisco
2 255 (36.85%) Juniper
3 231 (33.38%) CheckPoint
4 227 (32.80%) F5
5 111 (16.04%) SolarWinds
6 92 (13.29%) Citrix
7 91 (13.15%) Blue Coat
8 78 (11.27%) VMware
9 75 (10.84%) HP
10 65 (9.39%) Infoblox
11 60 (8.67%) Aruba
12 38 (5.49%) Riverbed
13 34 (4.91%) Microsoft
14 31 (4.48%) Nokia
15 27 (3.90%) Nortel
16 26 (3.76%) BT
17 25 (3.61%) Fortinet
18 24 (3.47%) Avaya
19 20 (2.89%) Red Hat
20 19 (2.75%) Imperva
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