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 31 October 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
31 Oct 2014
Same period 2013 Same period 2012
Border Gateway Protocol (BGP)
Rank 285 314 332
Rank change year-on-year
+29 +18
Contract jobs citing BGP 388 306 265
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the UK 0.67% 0.58% 0.49%
As % of the Communications & Networking category 4.63% 4.34% 3.21%
Number of daily rates quoted 229 177 112
Average daily rate
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£363 £388 £373
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
-6.45% +4.02%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £250 £270 £250
10% offered a daily rate of more than £475 £500 £500
UK excluding London average daily rate £350 £363 £340
% change year-on-year
-3.44% +6.61%
Number of hourly rates quoted 11 8 4
Average hourly rate £30.00 £38.75 £41.50
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
-22.58% -6.62%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £26.00 £30.30 £23.15
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £38.00 £47.25 £42.35
UK excluding London average hourly rate £30.00 £37.50 £42.00
% change year-on-year
-20.00% -10.71%

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
8372 7057 8267
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the UK 14.43% 13.48% 15.34%
Number of daily rates quoted 4773 3891 3941
Average daily rate £360 £375 £360
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
-4.00% +4.16%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £225 £225 £213
10% offered a daily rate of more than £500 £525 £500
UK excluding London average daily rate £345 £330 £330
% change year-on-year
+4.54% -
Number of hourly rates quoted 459 467 595
Average hourly rate £22.50 £21.75 £20.50
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
+3.44% +6.09%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £12.50 £12.50 £12.00
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £45.00 £40.00 £42.50
UK excluding London average hourly rate £22.94 £22.50 £21.00
% change year-on-year
+1.94% +7.14%

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 31 October 2014.

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
Hourly Rate Histogram

This chart provides a histogram of hourly rates quoted in contract IT jobs citing BGP within the UK over the 3 months to 31 October 2014.

BGP Hourly Rate Histogram 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 31 October 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
England +26 379 £363 -6.45% 81
London +50 218 £375 -6.25% 39
City of London +42 74 £375 -9.09% 14
South East -7 63 £355 +1.42% 17
Berkshire +16 34 £275 -24.13% 6
South West -4 28 £350 +23.89% 1
West Midlands -4 23 £250 -7.40% 7
Surrey +5 15 £360 -4.00% 1
Yorkshire -4 14 £325 -16.12% 3
North West -17 13 £360 -7.09% 9
Shropshire +5 12 £275 -19.70% 2
Manchester 0 12 £360 +28.57% 7
Telford +1 10 £275 -19.70% 2
Gloucestershire - 10 £263 -
West Yorkshire -4 9 £325 -15.85% 2
Guildford -4 9 £364 -
Leeds -4 9 £325 -15.85% 2
East of England -34 8 £341 -11.93% 4
Reading +12 7 £275 - 5
Cheltenham - 6 £263 -
Bracknell +5 5 £250 -
South Yorkshire +4 4 £304 -19.00%
Cambridgeshire -4 4 £345 - 1
Milton Keynes -8 4 £406 -1.51%
Buckinghamshire -18 4 £406 -1.51%
Hampshire -29 4 £335 +8.94% 5
Kent - 4 £438 - 4
Redditch +4 3 £155 -48.33%
Sheffield +3 3 £250 -33.33%
Worcestershire -6 3 £155 -48.33%

BGP
Top 30 Related IT Skills

For the 6 months to 31 October 2014, 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.

1 564 (84.30%) Cisco
2 495 (73.99%) OSPF
3 424 (63.38%) Firewall
4 387 (57.85%) Cisco Certification
5 303 (45.29%) MPLS
6 289 (43.20%) WAN
7 287 (42.90%) CCNP
8 256 (38.27%) Juniper
9 246 (36.77%) LAN
10 245 (36.62%) VPN
11 229 (34.23%) CheckPoint
12 223 (33.33%) EIGRP
13 192 (28.70%) F5
14 191 (28.55%) Cisco Nexus
15 162 (24.22%) Cisco ASA
16 152 (22.72%) TCP/IP
17 135 (20.18%) IPsec
18 132 (19.73%) CCIE
19 131 (19.58%) Network Security
20 126 (18.83%) Network Design
21 123 (18.39%) CCNA
22 120 (17.94%) Load Balancing
23 107 (15.99%) HSRP
24 106 (15.84%) Telecoms
25 105 (15.70%) DNS
26 104 (15.55%) VLAN
27 98 (14.65%) Finance
28 88 (13.15%) Blue Coat
29 87 (13.00%) Ethernet
30 85 (12.71%) ITIL

BGP
Top Related IT Skills by Category

For the 6 months to 31 October 2014, 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 28 (4.19%) Apache
2 17 (2.54%) MS Exchange
3 16 (2.39%) Exchange Server 2010
4 14 (2.09%) IIS
5 12 (1.79%) nginx
5 12 (1.79%) Confluence
5 12 (1.79%) MediaWiki
5 12 (1.79%) SharePoint
6 9 (1.35%) Exchange Server 2013
6 9 (1.35%) Exchange Server 2007
7 8 (1.20%) Lync
8 1 (0.15%) IBM Notes
8 1 (0.15%) Lotus Domino
8 1 (0.15%) Tomcat
Applications
1 32 (4.78%) MS Visio
2 30 (4.48%) MS Excel
3 15 (2.24%) MS Office
4 2 (0.30%) MS Project
Business Applications
1 1 (0.15%) Summit
Cloud Services
1 5 (0.75%) SaaS
2 3 (0.45%) Microsoft Azure
3 1 (0.15%) Office 365
3 1 (0.15%) IaaS
Communications & Networking
1 495 (73.99%) OSPF
2 424 (63.38%) Firewall
3 303 (45.29%) MPLS
4 289 (43.20%) WAN
5 246 (36.77%) LAN
6 245 (36.62%) VPN
7 223 (33.33%) EIGRP
8 191 (28.55%) Cisco Nexus
9 162 (24.22%) Cisco ASA
10 152 (22.72%) TCP/IP
11 135 (20.18%) IPsec
12 131 (19.58%) Network Security
13 107 (15.99%) HSRP
14 105 (15.70%) DNS
15 104 (15.55%) VLAN
16 87 (13.00%) Ethernet
17 85 (12.71%) Wireless
18 83 (12.41%) Multicast
19 78 (11.66%) Internet
20 77 (11.51%) Cisco IOS
Database & Business Intelligence
1 20 (2.99%) SQL Server
2 14 (2.09%) MySQL
3 13 (1.94%) Relational Database
4 12 (1.79%) PostgreSQL
4 12 (1.79%) DB2
5 2 (0.30%) Data Warehouse
5 2 (0.30%) Data Mining
6 1 (0.15%) Ingres
Development Applications
1 13 (1.94%) Subversion
2 12 (1.79%) JIRA
2 12 (1.79%) Git (software)
2 12 (1.79%) Hudson
2 12 (1.79%) Jenkins
3 10 (1.49%) VSS/SourceSafe
4 7 (1.05%) GDB
General
1 106 (15.84%) Telecoms
2 98 (14.65%) Finance
3 61 (9.12%) Banking
4 34 (5.08%) Retail
5 22 (3.29%) Investment Banking
6 9 (1.35%) Financial Institution
7 7 (1.05%) Manufacturing
8 5 (0.75%) Multimedia
8 5 (0.75%) Spanish Language
9 4 (0.60%) Games
9 4 (0.60%) Legal
9 4 (0.60%) German Language
9 4 (0.60%) Local Government
9 4 (0.60%) Marketing
9 4 (0.60%) Back Office
10 3 (0.45%) Law
10 3 (0.45%) Billing
11 2 (0.30%) Dutch Language
11 2 (0.30%) Publishing
11 2 (0.30%) Russian Language
Job Titles
1 289 (43.20%) Network Engineer
2 66 (9.87%) Architect
3 54 (8.07%) Consultant
3 54 (8.07%) Cisco Engineer
3 54 (8.07%) Security Engineer
4 53 (7.92%) Design Engineer
4 53 (7.92%) IP Engineer
5 49 (7.32%) Senior Network Engineer
6 42 (6.28%) Network Security Engineer
7 37 (5.53%) Network Consultant
8 36 (5.38%) Network Specialist
9 33 (4.93%) Network Support
10 30 (4.48%) Support Engineer
11 29 (4.33%) Cisco Network Engineer
12 27 (4.04%) Analyst
13 25 (3.74%) Network Architect
14 19 (2.84%) Network Analyst
15 17 (2.54%) Network Support Engineer
16 16 (2.39%) Security Architect
17 15 (2.24%) Solutions Architect
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 17 (2.54%) CSS
2 13 (1.94%) LAMP
3 12 (1.79%) Regular Expression
4 6 (0.90%) Middleware
5 2 (0.30%) XMPP
6 1 (0.15%) FIX Protocol
6 1 (0.15%) VCL
6 1 (0.15%) Rendezvous
Miscellaneous
1 41 (6.13%) Analytical Skills
2 20 (2.99%) Clustering
3 15 (2.24%) FlexPod
4 13 (1.94%) User Experience
4 13 (1.94%) Visualisation
4 13 (1.94%) PKI
5 12 (1.79%) Wiki
6 9 (1.35%) Open Source
7 8 (1.20%) Video Conferencing
7 8 (1.20%) Fat Client
7 8 (1.20%) Computer Science
7 8 (1.20%) Thin Client
8 6 (0.90%) Management Information System
9 5 (0.75%) SecurID
10 4 (0.60%) NHS
10 4 (0.60%) e-Health
10 4 (0.60%) Online Games
10 4 (0.60%) Smart Meter
11 3 (0.45%) Enterprise Software
11 3 (0.45%) Life Science
Operating Systems
1 85 (12.71%) Windows
2 79 (11.81%) Linux
3 60 (8.97%) UNIX
4 14 (2.09%) CentOS
4 14 (2.09%) Windows Server 2012
5 13 (1.94%) Windows Server 2008
5 13 (1.94%) Windows Server 2003
6 12 (1.79%) SUSE
6 12 (1.79%) Debian
6 12 (1.79%) Ubuntu
6 12 (1.79%) AIX
6 12 (1.79%) Oracle Linux
7 10 (1.49%) Solaris
8 6 (0.90%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
9 3 (0.45%) Windows XP
10 2 (0.30%) Windows NT
11 1 (0.15%) Windows 2000 Server
11 1 (0.15%) Windows 7
11 1 (0.15%) Windows 2000
Processes & Methodologies
1 126 (18.83%) Network Design
2 120 (17.94%) Load Balancing
3 85 (12.71%) ITIL
4 81 (12.11%) Network Management
5 80 (11.96%) Network Monitoring
6 54 (8.07%) Change Management
6 54 (8.07%) Migration
7 47 (7.03%) Network Architecture
8 38 (5.68%) Project Management
9 36 (5.38%) Mentoring
10 31 (4.63%) Low Latency
11 29 (4.33%) Service Delivery
12 25 (3.74%) Capacity Planning
13 22 (3.29%) Disaster Recovery
13 22 (3.29%) High Availability
14 20 (2.99%) E-Commerce
15 19 (2.84%) Service Management
16 17 (2.54%) Performance Monitoring
17 16 (2.39%) WAN Optimisation
17 16 (2.39%) Risk Assessment
Programming Languages
1 42 (6.28%) Perl
2 29 (4.33%) SQL
3 16 (2.39%) C
3 16 (2.39%) Bash Shell
4 15 (2.24%) Java
5 14 (2.09%) PHP
5 14 (2.09%) Python
6 13 (1.94%) Ruby
7 11 (1.64%) Lisp
8 9 (1.35%) R
9 7 (1.05%) Tcl
10 6 (0.90%) Embedded C
11 1 (0.15%) VB
11 1 (0.15%) Shell Script
Qualifications
1 387 (57.85%) Cisco Certification
2 287 (42.90%) CCNP
3 132 (19.73%) CCIE
4 123 (18.39%) CCNA
5 51 (7.62%) Security Cleared
6 42 (6.28%) SC Cleared
6 42 (6.28%) CCDP
7 33 (4.93%) CCSE
8 22 (3.29%) CCSP
9 20 (2.99%) Degree
10 16 (2.39%) CISSP
11 15 (2.24%) JNCIP
11 15 (2.24%) Check Point Certification
12 14 (2.09%) CCSA
12 14 (2.09%) CCIP
13 13 (1.94%) JNCIE
13 13 (1.94%) JNCIS
14 12 (1.79%) JNCIA
14 12 (1.79%) HP ASE
15 10 (1.49%) Microsoft Certification
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 26 (3.89%) SLA
2 15 (2.24%) PCI DSS
3 11 (1.64%) QA
4 2 (0.30%) ISO 9001
5 1 (0.15%) Sarbanes-Oxley
5 1 (0.15%) ISO 14001
5 1 (0.15%) ISO/IEC 27001
System Software
1 40 (5.98%) VMware Infrastructure
2 29 (4.33%) Active Directory
3 25 (3.74%) vSphere
4 23 (3.44%) Snort
5 21 (3.14%) ProxySG
6 14 (2.09%) XenServer
7 12 (1.79%) Postfix
7 12 (1.79%) Samba
7 12 (1.79%) Firmware
7 12 (1.79%) FreeRADIUS
8 10 (1.49%) XenApp
9 9 (1.35%) XenDesktop
10 8 (1.20%) Hyper-V
11 4 (0.60%) NFS
11 4 (0.60%) Nmap
12 3 (0.45%) OpenSSH
12 3 (0.45%) Varnish
12 3 (0.45%) VMware ESXi
13 2 (0.30%) Xen
14 1 (0.15%) Citrix Presentation Server
Systems Management
1 25 (3.74%) Cisco Prime
2 22 (3.29%) FortiGate
2 22 (3.29%) OPNET
3 16 (2.39%) RANCID
4 15 (2.24%) OpenNMS
5 13 (1.94%) Cisco CUCM
6 12 (1.79%) Puppet
6 12 (1.79%) SolarWinds Orion
6 12 (1.79%) ZABBIX
6 12 (1.79%) CA Spectrum
7 9 (1.35%) CiscoWorks
8 8 (1.20%) Nessus
9 7 (1.05%) SCOrch
10 5 (0.75%) Opscode Chef
10 5 (0.75%) Salt
11 3 (0.45%) Netcool
11 3 (0.45%) Nagios
11 3 (0.45%) Foglight
12 2 (0.30%) BladeLogic
12 2 (0.30%) Cisco IPCC
Vendors
1 564 (84.30%) Cisco
2 256 (38.27%) Juniper
3 229 (34.23%) CheckPoint
4 192 (28.70%) F5
5 88 (13.15%) Blue Coat
6 73 (10.91%) VMware
7 62 (9.27%) Citrix
8 61 (9.12%) Microsoft
9 52 (7.77%) HP
9 52 (7.77%) Riverbed
10 47 (7.03%) SolarWinds
11 45 (6.73%) Nokia
12 35 (5.23%) Fortinet
13 24 (3.59%) BMC
14 23 (3.44%) Nortel
15 22 (3.29%) Aruba
16 19 (2.84%) Sourcefire
16 19 (2.84%) Red Hat
17 18 (2.69%) Motorola
18 17 (2.54%) Radware
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