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 6 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
6 May 2015
Same period 2014 Same period 2013
Border Gateway Protocol (BGP)
Rank 316 380 389
Rank change year-on-year
+64 +9
Contract jobs citing BGP 348 224 166
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the UK 0.62% 0.42% 0.35%
As % of the Communications & Networking category 4.21% 3.15% 2.33%
Number of daily rates quoted 208 123 79
Average daily rate
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£350 £390 £300
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
-10.25% +30.00%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £275 £225 £220
10% offered a daily rate of more than £475 £475 £455
UK excluding London average daily rate £350 £400 £265
% change year-on-year
-12.50% +50.94%
Number of hourly rates quoted 3 2 5
Average hourly rate £40.00 £28.75 £33.75
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
+39.13% -14.81%
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
8264 7121 7118
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the UK 14.80% 13.24% 15.19%
Number of daily rates quoted 4500 3797 3537
Average daily rate £350 £352 £350
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
-0.63% +0.64%
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 460 383 556
Average hourly rate £27.50 £20.00 £22.00
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
+37.50% -9.09%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £12.50 £12.20 £13.00
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £47.50 £41.50 £42.50
UK excluding London average hourly rate £28.69 £20.00 £21.50
% change year-on-year
+43.45% -6.97%

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 6 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 6 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 +65 329 £355 -11.25% 79
London +24 116 £353 -9.03% 27
South East -13 65 £400 +39.13% 29
West Midlands +31 48 £328 -18.12% 3
Berkshire 0 43 £450 +109.30% 14
North West +12 40 £450 +35.33% 5
Birmingham +31 39 £325 -27.77% 3
Yorkshire +6 30 £350 -12.60% 3
City of London +20 23 £425 +21.08% 11
Manchester +2 22 £338 - 2
East of England +10 14 £375 -6.25% 4
North Yorkshire -5 14 £388 -3.24% 2
West Yorkshire - 13 £370 -
Leeds - 13 £370 -
Buckinghamshire +4 10 £335 +34.00% 2
South West +3 10 £393 -12.77% 6
Lancashire - 9 £438 -
Scotland +6 7 £300 -10.11% 2
York -9 7 £401 -
Merseyside - 7 - - 1
Milton Keynes +9 6 - -
Essex +2 6 £413 +3.12%
Inverness - 6 - -
Harrogate - 6 £293 -
Highlands - 6 - -
Reading -10 5 £356 +18.75% 10
East Midlands - 5 £425 - 2
Wiltshire +17 4 £288 +40.24% 4
Swindon +16 4 £288 +40.24% 2
Surrey +3 4 £340 -29.53% 4

BGP
Top 30 Related IT Skills

For the 6 months to 6 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.

1 644 (89.44%) Cisco
2 564 (78.33%) OSPF
3 483 (67.08%) Cisco Certification
4 468 (65.00%) Firewall
5 373 (51.81%) CCNP
6 369 (51.25%) MPLS
7 287 (39.86%) WAN
8 276 (38.33%) Juniper
9 269 (37.36%) EIGRP
10 266 (36.94%) F5
11 264 (36.67%) CheckPoint
11 264 (36.67%) VPN
11 264 (36.67%) LAN
12 256 (35.56%) Cisco ASA
13 194 (26.94%) Network Security
14 185 (25.69%) Cisco Nexus
15 177 (24.58%) CCNA
16 171 (23.75%) Load Balancing
17 166 (23.06%) Wireless
18 160 (22.22%) DNS
19 159 (22.08%) TCP/IP
20 153 (21.25%) CCIE
21 152 (21.11%) IPsec
22 133 (18.47%) Linux
23 130 (18.06%) Finance
24 125 (17.36%) Cisco IOS
25 124 (17.22%) Citrix
26 115 (15.97%) Blue Coat
27 114 (15.83%) VMware
28 112 (15.56%) HSRP

BGP
Top Related IT Skills by Category

For the 6 months to 6 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 21 (2.92%) Apache
2 20 (2.78%) IIS
3 14 (1.94%) Confluence
3 14 (1.94%) MediaWiki
4 11 (1.53%) nginx
5 9 (1.25%) SharePoint
6 8 (1.11%) MS Exchange
7 7 (0.97%) Lync
8 3 (0.42%) Exchange Server 2010
9 2 (0.28%) Exchange Server 2013
9 2 (0.28%) Elasticsearch
9 2 (0.28%) CMS
9 2 (0.28%) Exchange Server 2007
10 1 (0.14%) Tomcat
10 1 (0.14%) Exchange Server 2003
Applications
1 16 (2.22%) MS Visio
2 10 (1.39%) MS Office
3 5 (0.69%) 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 2 (0.28%) Cloud Computing
1 2 (0.28%) Amazon AWS
1 2 (0.28%) SaaS
Communications & Networking
1 564 (78.33%) OSPF
2 468 (65.00%) Firewall
3 369 (51.25%) MPLS
4 287 (39.86%) WAN
5 269 (37.36%) EIGRP
6 264 (36.67%) LAN
6 264 (36.67%) VPN
7 256 (35.56%) Cisco ASA
8 194 (26.94%) Network Security
9 185 (25.69%) Cisco Nexus
10 166 (23.06%) Wireless
11 160 (22.22%) DNS
12 159 (22.08%) TCP/IP
13 152 (21.11%) IPsec
14 125 (17.36%) Cisco IOS
15 112 (15.56%) HSRP
16 106 (14.72%) Multicast
16 106 (14.72%) Ethernet
17 88 (12.22%) DHCP
18 87 (12.08%) Internet
Database & Business Intelligence
1 22 (3.06%) SQL Server
2 14 (1.94%) PostgreSQL
3 13 (1.81%) MySQL
4 8 (1.11%) Oracle Database
4 8 (1.11%) Relational Database
5 6 (0.83%) DB2
6 3 (0.42%) SQL Server 2008
7 2 (0.28%) SQL Server 2012
7 2 (0.28%) InfluxDB
8 1 (0.14%) Data Mining
Development Applications
1 16 (2.22%) Jenkins
2 14 (1.94%) Subversion
2 14 (1.94%) JIRA
2 14 (1.94%) Git (software)
2 14 (1.94%) Hudson
3 3 (0.42%) VSS/SourceSafe
4 2 (0.28%) Ant
General
1 130 (18.06%) Finance
2 111 (15.42%) Telecoms
3 64 (8.89%) Banking
4 32 (4.44%) Investment Banking
5 19 (2.64%) Multimedia
6 17 (2.36%) Games
7 15 (2.08%) Financial Institution
7 15 (2.08%) Marketing
8 13 (1.81%) Retail
9 12 (1.67%) Back Office
10 8 (1.11%) Manufacturing
11 4 (0.56%) Electronics
11 4 (0.56%) Billing
12 3 (0.42%) Publishing
13 2 (0.28%) Corporate Banking
14 1 (0.14%) Law
14 1 (0.14%) Legal
14 1 (0.14%) French Language
14 1 (0.14%) German Language
14 1 (0.14%) Spanish Language
Job Titles
1 369 (51.25%) Network Engineer
2 71 (9.86%) Architect
3 63 (8.75%) Security Engineer
4 61 (8.47%) IP Engineer
5 52 (7.22%) Network Security Engineer
6 51 (7.08%) Network Specialist
7 46 (6.39%) Consultant
7 46 (6.39%) Cisco Engineer
8 44 (6.11%) Network Architect
9 43 (5.97%) Design Engineer
10 34 (4.72%) Security Specialist
10 34 (4.72%) Network Security Specialist
11 32 (4.44%) Operations Engineer
12 30 (4.17%) Cisco Network Engineer
13 28 (3.89%) Senior Network Engineer
14 27 (3.75%) Implementation Engineer
15 26 (3.61%) Support Engineer
16 22 (3.06%) Network Consultant
16 22 (3.06%) Network Design Engineer
17 20 (2.78%) Project Manager
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 8 (1.11%) CSS
2 6 (0.83%) Middleware
2 6 (0.83%) LAMP
2 6 (0.83%) Regular Expression
3 2 (0.28%) Silverlight
4 1 (0.14%) HTML
Miscellaneous
1 40 (5.56%) Analytical Skills
2 34 (4.72%) Thin Client
2 34 (4.72%) Fat Client
3 31 (4.31%) PKI
4 27 (3.75%) Clustering
5 16 (2.22%) Video Conferencing
6 14 (1.94%) Wiki
7 12 (1.67%) Online Games
8 8 (1.11%) Celerra
8 8 (1.11%) Replication
8 8 (1.11%) User Experience
9 7 (0.97%) Computer Science
10 6 (0.83%) DTV
10 6 (0.83%) IVR
11 5 (0.69%) N-Tier
11 5 (0.69%) NHS
11 5 (0.69%) Open Source
12 4 (0.56%) Smart Meter
12 4 (0.56%) Visualisation
12 4 (0.56%) Hedge funds
Operating Systems
1 133 (18.47%) Linux
2 78 (10.83%) Windows
3 76 (10.56%) UNIX
4 31 (4.31%) Solaris
5 14 (1.94%) Windows Server 2003
5 14 (1.94%) Ubuntu
5 14 (1.94%) CentOS
6 11 (1.53%) Debian
7 9 (1.25%) SUSE
8 6 (0.83%) AIX
8 6 (0.83%) Oracle Linux
8 6 (0.83%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
8 6 (0.83%) Windows Server 2008
9 5 (0.69%) Windows 7
9 5 (0.69%) Windows Server 2012
10 2 (0.28%) Mac OS
11 1 (0.14%) Windows 8
11 1 (0.14%) Windows XP
11 1 (0.14%) Mac OS X
Processes & Methodologies
1 171 (23.75%) Load Balancing
2 90 (12.50%) Network Design
3 85 (11.81%) ITIL
4 77 (10.69%) E-Commerce
5 69 (9.58%) Network Management
6 56 (7.78%) Migration
7 42 (5.83%) Service Delivery
7 42 (5.83%) Network Monitoring
8 41 (5.69%) Mentoring
9 39 (5.42%) Low Latency
10 32 (4.44%) Service Management
10 32 (4.44%) Incident Management
11 31 (4.31%) Project Management
11 31 (4.31%) Disaster Recovery
12 30 (4.17%) Capacity Planning
13 26 (3.61%) Change Management
14 21 (2.92%) PRINCE2
15 20 (2.78%) Network Architecture
15 20 (2.78%) Change Control
16 18 (2.50%) Line Management
Programming Languages
1 33 (4.58%) Perl
2 25 (3.47%) C
3 23 (3.19%) Python
4 16 (2.22%) SQL
5 14 (1.94%) Bash Shell
5 14 (1.94%) Lisp
6 13 (1.81%) Java
7 11 (1.53%) PHP
7 11 (1.53%) Ruby
8 3 (0.42%) Tcl
9 2 (0.28%) Objective-C
10 1 (0.14%) PowerShell
10 1 (0.14%) Shell Script
10 1 (0.14%) JavaScript
Qualifications
1 483 (67.08%) Cisco Certification
2 373 (51.81%) CCNP
3 177 (24.58%) CCNA
4 153 (21.25%) CCIE
5 62 (8.61%) CCIP
6 59 (8.19%) Security Cleared
7 54 (7.50%) CCSE
8 42 (5.83%) SC Cleared
9 41 (5.69%) CCDP
10 39 (5.42%) Degree
11 30 (4.17%) JNCIP
12 23 (3.19%) DV Cleared
13 20 (2.78%) JNCIA
13 20 (2.78%) CCSA
14 13 (1.81%) JNCIS
15 12 (1.67%) BC Cleared
16 10 (1.39%) PMP
16 10 (1.39%) PMI Certification
17 9 (1.25%) Check Point Certification
18 8 (1.11%) CISSP
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 36 (5.00%) SLA
2 4 (0.56%) QA
3 2 (0.28%) PCI DSS
3 2 (0.28%) ISO/IEC 27001
4 1 (0.14%) Sarbanes-Oxley
System Software
1 81 (11.25%) VMware Infrastructure
2 24 (3.33%) Active Directory
3 17 (2.36%) XenServer
4 14 (1.94%) Postfix
4 14 (1.94%) Samba
4 14 (1.94%) vSphere
4 14 (1.94%) iptables
5 13 (1.81%) vCloud
6 12 (1.67%) VMware ESX
7 11 (1.53%) XenApp
7 11 (1.53%) Hyper-V
8 10 (1.39%) ProxySG
8 10 (1.39%) Terminal Services
9 9 (1.25%) Snort
10 8 (1.11%) EMC RecoverPoint
11 6 (0.83%) Firmware
11 6 (0.83%) FreeRADIUS
12 2 (0.28%) Xen
12 2 (0.28%) XenDesktop
13 1 (0.14%) DFS Replication
Systems Management
1 27 (3.75%) CiscoWorks
2 20 (2.78%) FortiGate
2 20 (2.78%) RANCID
3 18 (2.50%) Cisco CUCM
4 17 (2.36%) OPNET
5 16 (2.22%) Puppet
6 14 (1.94%) ZABBIX
7 11 (1.53%) OpenView
8 9 (1.25%) AirWatch
9 8 (1.11%) Salt
9 8 (1.11%) Opscode Chef
9 8 (1.11%) CA Spectrum
10 6 (0.83%) Cisco Prime
11 5 (0.69%) Nagios
11 5 (0.69%) Cacti
12 4 (0.56%) SolarWinds Orion
12 4 (0.56%) Cisco IPCC
12 4 (0.56%) EMC NetWorker
13 3 (0.42%) OpenNMS
14 2 (0.28%) NetCrunch
Vendors
1 644 (89.44%) Cisco
2 276 (38.33%) Juniper
3 266 (36.94%) F5
4 264 (36.67%) CheckPoint
5 124 (17.22%) Citrix
6 115 (15.97%) Blue Coat
7 114 (15.83%) VMware
8 101 (14.03%) SolarWinds
9 90 (12.50%) HP
10 71 (9.86%) Infoblox
11 48 (6.67%) Riverbed
12 38 (5.28%) Fortinet
13 37 (5.14%) Aruba
14 36 (5.00%) Microsoft
14 36 (5.00%) Nokia
15 35 (4.86%) Imperva
16 32 (4.44%) BT
17 22 (3.06%) Red Hat
18 18 (2.50%) IBM
18 18 (2.50%) Nortel
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Rate: £300 - £350 per day
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Swindon
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