The table below looks at the statistics for BGP skills in IT contracts advertised across the UK. Included is a guide to the contractor rates offered in IT contracts that have cited BGP over the 3 months to 24 August 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
24 Aug 2016
Same period 2015 Same period 2014
Border Gateway Protocol (BGP)
Rank 387 323 350
Rank change year-on-year
-64 +27
Contract jobs citing BGP 293 401 299
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the UK 0.54% 0.69% 0.54%
As % of the Communications & Networking category 3.42% 4.94% 3.68%
Number of daily rates quoted 162 254 165
Median daily rate £363 £400 £365
Median daily rate % change year-on-year
-9.37% +9.58%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £275 £286 £263
10% offered a daily rate of more than £522 £495 £483
UK excluding London median daily rate £350 £375 £350
% change year-on-year
-6.66% +7.14%
Number of hourly rates quoted 8 5 6
Median hourly rate £46.00 £47.83 £41.00
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year
-3.82% +16.65%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £42.45 £42.70 £40.00
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £49.35 £47.83 £142.50
UK excluding London median hourly rate £46.00 £47.83 £40.00
% change year-on-year
-3.82% +19.57%

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
8569 8125 8127
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the UK 15.72% 13.90% 14.65%
Number of daily rates quoted 5229 4655 4363
Median daily rate £400 £375 £360
Median daily rate % change year-on-year
+6.66% +4.16%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £240 £235 £214
10% offered a daily rate of more than £550 £500 £500
UK excluding London median daily rate £365 £350 £338
% change year-on-year
+4.28% +3.70%
Number of hourly rates quoted 439 515 456
Median hourly rate £33.00 £21.51 £20.50
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year
+53.39% +4.93%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £13.00 £12.35 £12.00
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £49.19 £47.83 £45.00
UK excluding London median hourly rate £35.00 £21.53 £21.88
% change year-on-year
+62.60% -1.60%

BGP
Jobs Demand Trend

The demand trend of contract jobs citing BGP as a proportion of all IT contracts with a match in 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 24 August 2016.

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 median contractor rates quoted in IT jobs citing BGP within the UK over the 3 months to 24 August 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
England -69 266 £375 -9.09% 63
London -65 113 £400 -5.88% 23
South East -24 51 £350 -6.66% 13
West Midlands -8 31 £363 +27.19% 6
City of London -1 23 £373 -12.35% 6
Berkshire -7 23 £387 +10.42% 3
East of England +23 20 £400 +50.94% 4
South West +6 20 £363 -23.68% 3
Scotland +29 18 £344 +3.77% 1
Yorkshire -2 17 £325 -13.33% 3
Edinburgh +12 15 £350 +40.00%
West Yorkshire +11 15 £325 -13.33% 3
Leeds +6 14 £350 -6.66% 3
Hampshire -4 13 £335 -31.03% 3
Reading +8 11 £428 +10.38% 3
Hertfordshire +12 10 £363 -39.58% 2
Surrey +7 10 £313 -11.03% 4
Shropshire - 10 £388 - 1
Telford - 10 £388 - 1
Bedfordshire - 9 £525 - 2
Wiltshire -8 8 £363 -23.68%
North East -24 7 £350 +24.11% 1
Durham +9 6 £350 -
Staffordshire - 6 £325 - 1
Slough +6 5 - -
North West +2 5 £325 -21.21% 9
Swindon -1 5 £363 -23.68%
Croydon -8 5 £300 -
Manchester -11 5 £325 -29.72% 7
Northern Ireland -7 4 £315 - 1

BGP
Top 30 Related IT Skills

For the 6 months to 24 August 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 with a requirement for BGP.

1 533 (86.25%) Cisco
2 451 (72.98%) OSPF
3 367 (59.39%) Cisco Certification
4 363 (58.74%) Firewall
5 296 (47.90%) CCNP
6 286 (46.28%) MPLS
7 261 (42.23%) WAN
8 249 (40.29%) VPN
9 223 (36.08%) Juniper
10 222 (35.92%) LAN
11 220 (35.60%) CheckPoint
12 210 (33.98%) Data Centre
13 200 (32.36%) EIGRP
14 199 (32.20%) Cisco ASA
15 189 (30.58%) Cisco Nexus
16 184 (29.77%) TCP/IP
17 153 (24.76%) F5
18 149 (24.11%) Wireless
19 142 (22.98%) CCNA
20 120 (19.42%) IPsec
21 118 (19.09%) Load Balancing
22 113 (18.28%) DNS
23 111 (17.96%) Security Cleared
23 111 (17.96%) HSRP
24 110 (17.80%) Network Security
25 101 (16.34%) Finance
26 100 (16.18%) VLAN
27 96 (15.53%) SC Cleared
28 94 (15.21%) Network Design
29 91 (14.72%) Windows

BGP
Top Related IT Skills 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 11 (1.78%) OpenStack
2 8 (1.29%) Elasticsearch
3 6 (0.97%) Apache
4 4 (0.65%) Confluence
4 4 (0.65%) JBoss
4 4 (0.65%) MediaWiki
4 4 (0.65%) nginx
5 3 (0.49%) Exchange Server 2010
5 3 (0.49%) MS Exchange
5 3 (0.49%) SharePoint
5 3 (0.49%) Zimbra
6 2 (0.32%) CMS
6 2 (0.32%) IIS
6 2 (0.32%) Tomcat
7 1 (0.16%) Exchange Server 2013
7 1 (0.16%) Skype for Business
7 1 (0.16%) WildFly
Applications
1 35 (5.66%) MS Excel
2 33 (5.34%) MS Visio
3 13 (2.10%) MS Office
4 6 (0.97%) MS PowerPoint
Business Applications
1 9 (1.46%) Remedy ITSM
2 5 (0.81%) SAP Oil and Gas
Cloud Services
1 11 (1.78%) Amazon AWS
1 11 (1.78%) Microsoft Azure
2 8 (1.29%) PaaS
3 6 (0.97%) IaaS
4 5 (0.81%) SaaS
5 3 (0.49%) Cloud Computing
5 3 (0.49%) Office 365
Communications & Networking
1 451 (72.98%) OSPF
2 363 (58.74%) Firewall
3 286 (46.28%) MPLS
4 261 (42.23%) WAN
5 249 (40.29%) VPN
6 222 (35.92%) LAN
7 200 (32.36%) EIGRP
8 199 (32.20%) Cisco ASA
9 189 (30.58%) Cisco Nexus
10 184 (29.77%) TCP/IP
11 149 (24.11%) Wireless
12 120 (19.42%) IPsec
13 113 (18.28%) DNS
14 111 (17.96%) HSRP
15 110 (17.80%) Network Security
16 100 (16.18%) VLAN
17 89 (14.40%) Cisco IOS
18 78 (12.62%) VoIP
19 71 (11.49%) Multicast
20 69 (11.17%) BIG-IP
Database & Business Intelligence
1 12 (1.94%) MySQL
2 9 (1.46%) SQL Server
3 4 (0.65%) PostgreSQL
4 3 (0.49%) BusinessObjects
4 3 (0.49%) Relational Database
5 2 (0.32%) Data Mining
6 1 (0.16%) Informix
6 1 (0.16%) RDBMS
Development Applications
1 19 (3.07%) VSS/SourceSafe
2 13 (2.10%) JIRA
3 12 (1.94%) Jenkins
4 10 (1.62%) Git (software)
5 6 (0.97%) git-flow
6 4 (0.65%) Hudson
6 4 (0.65%) Subversion
General
1 101 (16.34%) Finance
2 67 (10.84%) Telecoms
3 17 (2.75%) Banking
4 16 (2.59%) Marketing
4 16 (2.59%) Retail
5 15 (2.43%) Financial Institution
6 5 (0.81%) Electronics
6 5 (0.81%) Manufacturing
6 5 (0.81%) Retail Banking
7 4 (0.65%) Back Office
7 4 (0.65%) Billing
7 4 (0.65%) French Language
7 4 (0.65%) Games
7 4 (0.65%) German Language
7 4 (0.65%) Investment Banking
7 4 (0.65%) Publishing
8 3 (0.49%) Dutch Language
8 3 (0.49%) Law
8 3 (0.49%) Legal
8 3 (0.49%) Multimedia
Job Titles
1 350 (56.63%) Network Engineer
2 107 (17.31%) Cisco Engineer
3 98 (15.86%) Cisco Network Engineer
4 58 (9.39%) Senior Network Engineer
5 52 (8.41%) Security Engineer
6 41 (6.63%) Network Security Engineer
7 36 (5.83%) Consultant
7 36 (5.83%) Support Engineer
8 35 (5.66%) Analyst
9 34 (5.50%) Firewall Engineer
10 33 (5.34%) Designer
11 29 (4.69%) Design Engineer
12 26 (4.21%) Architect
12 26 (4.21%) Network Designer
13 25 (4.05%) Network Analyst
14 24 (3.88%) Network Consultant
15 23 (3.72%) Network Design Engineer
15 23 (3.72%) Network Support
16 22 (3.56%) SC Cleared Network Engineer
17 20 (3.24%) Juniper Engineer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 50 (8.09%) 802.1X
2 35 (5.66%) CSS
3 11 (1.78%) .NET
3 11 (1.78%) XML
4 6 (0.97%) Web Services
5 5 (0.81%) Middleware
6 4 (0.65%) OCX
7 3 (0.49%) LAMP
8 2 (0.32%) FIX Protocol
8 2 (0.32%) LAPP Stack
8 2 (0.32%) LEMP Stack
8 2 (0.32%) Rendezvous
8 2 (0.32%) REST
8 2 (0.32%) RESTful
8 2 (0.32%) Silverlight
9 1 (0.16%) Apache Flex
9 1 (0.16%) COM
9 1 (0.16%) Regular Expression
9 1 (0.16%) RFC 2544
9 1 (0.16%) TIBCO EMS
Miscellaneous
1 210 (33.98%) Data Centre
2 46 (7.44%) Analytical Skills
3 30 (4.85%) Distributed Denial-of-Service
4 17 (2.75%) Computer Science
5 15 (2.43%) User Experience
6 13 (2.10%) Hedge funds
6 13 (2.10%) PKI
6 13 (2.10%) Public Cloud
7 12 (1.94%) Management Information System
7 12 (1.94%) Private Cloud
8 11 (1.78%) MPEG
9 9 (1.46%) CMDB
10 8 (1.29%) Driving Licence
10 8 (1.29%) Visualisation
11 7 (1.13%) Streaming Media
11 7 (1.13%) Virtual Team
12 6 (0.97%) CESG
12 6 (0.97%) Clustering
13 5 (0.81%) RSA SecurID
13 5 (0.81%) Streaming Video
Operating Systems
1 91 (14.72%) Windows
2 67 (10.84%) Linux
3 53 (8.58%) Windows Server
4 24 (3.88%) Unix
5 17 (2.75%) Ubuntu
6 16 (2.59%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
7 7 (1.13%) CatOS
7 7 (1.13%) CentOS
7 7 (1.13%) Windows Server 2003
8 4 (0.65%) AIX
8 4 (0.65%) Debian
9 3 (0.49%) Solaris
9 3 (0.49%) Windows Server 2008
10 1 (0.16%) FreeBSD
10 1 (0.16%) Mac OS X
10 1 (0.16%) Mandriva Linux
10 1 (0.16%) Windows 2000
10 1 (0.16%) Windows 7
10 1 (0.16%) Windows Server 2012
10 1 (0.16%) Windows XP
Processes & Methodologies
1 118 (19.09%) Load Balancing
2 94 (15.21%) Network Design
3 87 (14.08%) ITIL
4 67 (10.84%) Migration
5 48 (7.77%) Change Control
6 47 (7.61%) Network Monitoring
7 44 (7.12%) Network Management
8 43 (6.96%) Change Management
8 43 (6.96%) Network Architecture
9 42 (6.80%) High Availability
10 36 (5.83%) Configuration Management
11 32 (5.18%) Project Management
12 24 (3.88%) Capacity Planning
13 23 (3.72%) DDoS Mitigation
14 20 (3.24%) ITIL V3
14 20 (3.24%) Problem Management
15 19 (3.07%) Information Security
15 19 (3.07%) Mentoring
16 17 (2.75%) Presales
16 17 (2.75%) Service Delivery
Programming Languages
1 22 (3.56%) Perl
2 21 (3.40%) C
2 21 (3.40%) Python
3 14 (2.27%) Bash Shell
4 13 (2.10%) PowerShell
4 13 (2.10%) Shell Script
5 11 (1.78%) C#
5 11 (1.78%) C++
5 11 (1.78%) SQL
5 11 (1.78%) VB
5 11 (1.78%) VBScript
6 9 (1.46%) Tcl
7 5 (0.81%) PHP
8 4 (0.65%) Java
9 3 (0.49%) Lisp
10 2 (0.32%) Ruby
11 1 (0.16%) JavaScript
11 1 (0.16%) Korn
Qualifications
1 367 (59.39%) Cisco Certification
2 296 (47.90%) CCNP
3 142 (22.98%) CCNA
4 111 (17.96%) Security Cleared
5 96 (15.53%) SC Cleared
6 84 (13.59%) CCIE
7 42 (6.80%) CCDP
8 38 (6.15%) Degree
9 31 (5.02%) JNCIP
10 30 (4.85%) JNCIA
11 23 (3.72%) CCSE
12 18 (2.91%) CCSA
12 18 (2.91%) JNCIS
13 16 (2.59%) CISSP
14 15 (2.43%) JNCIE
15 10 (1.62%) DV Cleared
15 10 (1.62%) ITIL Certification
16 9 (1.46%) CCDA
17 7 (1.13%) CCSP
18 6 (0.97%) MCSE
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 15 (2.43%) SLA
2 9 (1.46%) PCI DSS
3 7 (1.13%) ISO/IEC 27001
4 3 (0.49%) QA
5 2 (0.32%) GLP
6 1 (0.16%) Disclosure Scotland
6 1 (0.16%) Government Security Classifications
6 1 (0.16%) HMG Security Policy Framework
6 1 (0.16%) ISO/IEC 17799
6 1 (0.16%) JSP 440
6 1 (0.16%) MiFID
System Software
1 31 (5.02%) VMware Infrastructure
2 23 (3.72%) Active Directory
3 19 (3.07%) ProxySG
4 17 (2.75%) Hyper-V
5 8 (1.29%) Docker
5 8 (1.29%) NFS
6 7 (1.13%) Firmware
6 7 (1.13%) VMware ESX
7 6 (0.97%) iptables
8 4 (0.65%) Postfix
8 4 (0.65%) Samba
8 4 (0.65%) Snort
8 4 (0.65%) XenServer
9 3 (0.49%) Squid
9 3 (0.49%) vSphere
10 2 (0.32%) KVM
10 2 (0.32%) vCloud
10 2 (0.32%) VirtualBox
11 1 (0.16%) BIND 9
11 1 (0.16%) Virtual Machines
Systems Management
1 40 (6.47%) Cisco Prime
2 37 (5.99%) FortiGate
3 23 (3.72%) OPNET
4 18 (2.91%) Nagios
5 16 (2.59%) Cisco CUCM
6 14 (2.27%) Cacti
7 13 (2.10%) Puppet
8 12 (1.94%) ZABBIX
9 10 (1.62%) SmokePing
10 9 (1.46%) Opscode Chef
10 9 (1.46%) Systems Management Server (SMS)
11 8 (1.29%) CFEngine
11 8 (1.29%) logstash
12 7 (1.13%) OpenView
12 7 (1.13%) SolarWinds Orion
13 5 (0.81%) Nessus
13 5 (0.81%) SCCM
14 3 (0.49%) HP UCMDB
14 3 (0.49%) NSN NetAct
14 3 (0.49%) WhatsUp Gold
Vendors
1 533 (86.25%) Cisco
2 223 (36.08%) Juniper
3 220 (35.60%) CheckPoint
4 153 (24.76%) F5
5 79 (12.78%) Fortinet
6 74 (11.97%) Palo Alto
7 64 (10.36%) SolarWinds
8 58 (9.39%) Microsoft
9 51 (8.25%) VMware
10 45 (7.28%) Riverbed
11 40 (6.47%) Nokia
12 35 (5.66%) HP
13 28 (4.53%) Aruba
13 28 (4.53%) BMC
14 25 (4.05%) Blue Coat
15 23 (3.72%) Intel Security
16 22 (3.56%) Red Hat
17 16 (2.59%) BT
17 16 (2.59%) Splunk
18 15 (2.43%) Citrix
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