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 28 September 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
28 Sep 2016
Same period 2015 Same period 2014
Border Gateway Protocol (BGP)
Rank 434 324 324
Rank change year-on-year
-110 0
Contract jobs citing BGP 223 386 359
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the UK 0.42% 0.66% 0.63%
As % of the Communications & Networking category 2.69% 4.85% 4.24%
Number of daily rates quoted 129 240 198
Median daily rate £375 £400 £370
Median daily rate % change year-on-year
-6.25% +8.10%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £290 £275 £254
10% offered a daily rate of more than £513 £495 £488
UK excluding London median daily rate £350 £375 £348
% change year-on-year
-6.66% +7.91%
Number of hourly rates quoted 6 10 9
Median hourly rate £44.25 £45.42 £37.50
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year
-2.56% +21.10%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £26.75 £23.90 £26.00
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £46.00 £47.83 £42.60
UK excluding London median hourly rate £44.25 £47.83 £35.00
% change year-on-year
-7.48% +36.65%

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
8275 7958 8464
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the UK 15.49% 13.70% 14.79%
Number of daily rates quoted 5051 4574 4675
Median daily rate £400 £380 £365
Median daily rate % change year-on-year
+5.26% +4.10%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £248 £230 £225
10% offered a daily rate of more than £550 £511 £500
UK excluding London median daily rate £370 £360 £345
% change year-on-year
+2.77% +4.34%
Number of hourly rates quoted 419 548 479
Median hourly rate £26.50 £20.50 £22.69
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year
+29.26% -9.65%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £12.50 £12.00 £12.50
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £47.50 £45.00 £45.00
UK excluding London median hourly rate £29.00 £21.01 £22.85
% change year-on-year
+38.06% -8.05%

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 28 September 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
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 28 September 2016.

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 median contractor rates quoted in IT jobs citing BGP within the UK over the 3 months to 28 September 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 -99 196 £380 -7.59% 58
London -80 93 £413 -2.94% 18
South East -56 31 £350 -4.10% 18
City of London -4 21 £413 -2.94% 4
Scotland +18 20 £350 +7.69% 1
Yorkshire +8 20 £325 -13.33% 6
West Yorkshire +17 17 £325 -13.33% 5
West Midlands -11 17 £345 +27.77% 3
Edinburgh +23 15 £363 +16.00% 1
East of England +4 14 £455 +5.81% 7
Leeds +7 13 £350 -6.66% 5
Berkshire -22 13 £400 +3.22% 4
South West 0 10 £333 -30.00% 2
Surrey +5 9 £275 -18.51% 3
Bedfordshire - 8 £525 - 3
North West +8 6 £338 -22.85% 4
Hertfordshire +3 6 £400 -33.33% 3
Glasgow +7 5 £250 -27.27%
Bristol - 5 £358 -
Reigate +9 4 £245 - 2
Hampshire 0 4 £335 -10.66% 8
Croydon -11 4 £300 - 1
Manchester -12 4 £325 -25.71% 2
Stafford - 4 - -
Bedford - 4 - - 2
Dorset - 4 £315 - 1
Staffordshire - 4 - -
Slough -1 3 - -
Bracknell -5 3 £350 -
Wimborne - 3 - -

BGP
Top 30 Related IT Skills

For the 6 months to 28 September 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.

1 501 (87.59%) Cisco
2 435 (76.05%) OSPF
3 352 (61.54%) Cisco Certification
4 345 (60.31%) Firewall
5 284 (49.65%) CCNP
6 239 (41.78%) MPLS
7 235 (41.08%) WAN
8 219 (38.29%) Juniper
9 217 (37.94%) VPN
10 213 (37.24%) CheckPoint
11 202 (35.31%) LAN
12 198 (34.62%) Data Centre
13 189 (33.04%) Cisco Nexus
13 189 (33.04%) Cisco ASA
14 183 (31.99%) EIGRP
15 168 (29.37%) TCP/IP
16 159 (27.80%) F5
17 138 (24.13%) Wireless
18 130 (22.73%) CCNA
19 118 (20.63%) Network Security
20 109 (19.06%) IPsec
21 98 (17.13%) HSRP
22 96 (16.78%) Load Balancing
23 94 (16.43%) Finance
24 93 (16.26%) VLAN
25 90 (15.73%) Security Cleared
26 89 (15.56%) DNS
27 88 (15.38%) CCIE
28 87 (15.21%) Network Design
29 86 (15.03%) Palo Alto

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 (1.92%) OpenStack
2 8 (1.40%) Elasticsearch
3 6 (1.05%) Apache
4 4 (0.70%) Confluence
4 4 (0.70%) JBoss
4 4 (0.70%) MediaWiki
4 4 (0.70%) nginx
5 3 (0.52%) Exchange Server 2010
5 3 (0.52%) MS Exchange
5 3 (0.52%) SharePoint
5 3 (0.52%) Zimbra
6 2 (0.35%) CMS
6 2 (0.35%) Tomcat
6 2 (0.35%) WebSphere
7 1 (0.17%) Exchange Server 2013
7 1 (0.17%) IIS
7 1 (0.17%) WildFly
Applications
1 28 (4.90%) MS Excel
2 24 (4.20%) MS Visio
3 13 (2.27%) MS Office
4 4 (0.70%) MS PowerPoint
Business Applications
1 5 (0.87%) Remedy ITSM
2 2 (0.35%) SAP Oil and Gas
Cloud Services
1 12 (2.10%) Amazon AWS
2 9 (1.57%) Microsoft Azure
3 5 (0.87%) Cloud Computing
4 3 (0.52%) Office 365
4 3 (0.52%) PaaS
Communications & Networking
1 435 (76.05%) OSPF
2 345 (60.31%) Firewall
3 239 (41.78%) MPLS
4 235 (41.08%) WAN
5 217 (37.94%) VPN
6 202 (35.31%) LAN
7 189 (33.04%) Cisco ASA
7 189 (33.04%) Cisco Nexus
8 183 (31.99%) EIGRP
9 168 (29.37%) TCP/IP
10 138 (24.13%) Wireless
11 118 (20.63%) Network Security
12 109 (19.06%) IPsec
13 98 (17.13%) HSRP
14 93 (16.26%) VLAN
15 89 (15.56%) DNS
16 76 (13.29%) Cisco IOS
17 75 (13.11%) F5 BIG-IP LTM
18 68 (11.89%) VoIP
19 65 (11.36%) Multicast
Database & Business Intelligence
1 13 (2.27%) MySQL
2 7 (1.22%) SQL Server
3 4 (0.70%) PostgreSQL
4 3 (0.52%) BusinessObjects
4 3 (0.52%) Relational Database
5 2 (0.35%) Data Mining
6 1 (0.17%) Informix
6 1 (0.17%) RDBMS
Development Applications
1 16 (2.80%) VSS/SourceSafe
2 14 (2.45%) JIRA
3 12 (2.10%) Jenkins
4 10 (1.75%) Git (software)
5 6 (1.05%) git-flow
6 4 (0.70%) Hudson
6 4 (0.70%) Subversion
7 1 (0.17%) Sonatype Nexus
General
1 94 (16.43%) Finance
2 61 (10.66%) Telecoms
3 18 (3.15%) Banking
3 18 (3.15%) Retail
4 13 (2.27%) Financial Institution
5 6 (1.05%) Marketing
6 5 (0.87%) Investment Banking
6 5 (0.87%) Retail Banking
7 4 (0.70%) Billing
7 4 (0.70%) German Language
8 3 (0.52%) Games
8 3 (0.52%) Law
8 3 (0.52%) Legal
9 2 (0.35%) Aerospace
9 2 (0.35%) Back Office
9 2 (0.35%) Electronics
9 2 (0.35%) Italian Language
9 2 (0.35%) Manufacturing
9 2 (0.35%) Military
9 2 (0.35%) Publishing
Job Titles
1 319 (55.77%) Network Engineer
2 98 (17.13%) Cisco Engineer
3 91 (15.91%) Cisco Network Engineer
4 57 (9.97%) Security Engineer
5 45 (7.87%) Network Security Engineer
5 45 (7.87%) Senior Network Engineer
6 35 (6.12%) Firewall Engineer
7 33 (5.77%) Consultant
8 31 (5.42%) Analyst
9 30 (5.24%) Designer
9 30 (5.24%) Support Engineer
10 28 (4.90%) Architect
11 27 (4.72%) Design Engineer
12 24 (4.20%) Network Support
13 23 (4.02%) Network Designer
14 21 (3.67%) Network Analyst
14 21 (3.67%) Network Design Engineer
15 20 (3.50%) Network Support Engineer
16 19 (3.32%) Network Architect
16 19 (3.32%) Network Consultant
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 51 (8.92%) 802.1X
2 28 (4.90%) CSS
3 7 (1.22%) Web Services
4 5 (0.87%) Middleware
5 4 (0.70%) .NET
5 4 (0.70%) OCX
5 4 (0.70%) XML
6 3 (0.52%) LAMP
6 3 (0.52%) RESTful
6 3 (0.52%) RFC 2544
7 2 (0.35%) LAPP Stack
7 2 (0.35%) LEMP Stack
7 2 (0.35%) REST
7 2 (0.35%) Silverlight
8 1 (0.17%) Apache Flex
8 1 (0.17%) COM
8 1 (0.17%) HTML
Miscellaneous
1 198 (34.62%) Data Centre
2 44 (7.69%) Analytical Skills
3 21 (3.67%) Distributed Denial-of-Service
4 15 (2.62%) PKI
5 14 (2.45%) Computer Science
6 13 (2.27%) Hedge funds
6 13 (2.27%) Private Cloud
6 13 (2.27%) User Experience
7 11 (1.92%) Management Information System
8 9 (1.57%) Driving Licence
9 8 (1.40%) Visualisation
10 7 (1.22%) Virtual Team
11 6 (1.05%) CESG
11 6 (1.05%) Cryptography
11 6 (1.05%) Public Cloud
12 5 (0.87%) Fintech
12 5 (0.87%) MPEG
12 5 (0.87%) RSA SecurID
12 5 (0.87%) Streaming Video
13 4 (0.70%) Clustering
Operating Systems
1 79 (13.81%) Windows
2 49 (8.57%) Linux
3 40 (6.99%) Windows Server
4 20 (3.50%) Unix
5 11 (1.92%) Ubuntu
6 6 (1.05%) CentOS
6 6 (1.05%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
6 6 (1.05%) Windows Server 2003
7 5 (0.87%) AIX
8 4 (0.70%) Debian
8 4 (0.70%) Solaris
9 3 (0.52%) Windows Server 2008
10 1 (0.17%) FreeBSD
10 1 (0.17%) Mac OS X
10 1 (0.17%) Mandriva Linux
10 1 (0.17%) Windows 2000
10 1 (0.17%) Windows 7
10 1 (0.17%) Windows Server 2012
10 1 (0.17%) Windows XP
Processes & Methodologies
1 96 (16.78%) Load Balancing
2 87 (15.21%) Network Design
3 75 (13.11%) ITIL
4 59 (10.31%) Migration
5 50 (8.74%) Change Control
6 48 (8.39%) Network Monitoring
7 47 (8.22%) Change Management
7 47 (8.22%) Network Management
8 44 (7.69%) Network Architecture
9 31 (5.42%) Configuration Management
9 31 (5.42%) High Availability
10 25 (4.37%) Project Management
11 22 (3.85%) Capacity Planning
12 20 (3.50%) Information Security
12 20 (3.50%) Service Delivery
13 19 (3.32%) ITIL V3
14 16 (2.80%) Performance Monitoring
15 15 (2.62%) DDoS Mitigation
15 15 (2.62%) Network Planning
15 15 (2.62%) Penetration Testing
Programming Languages
1 11 (1.92%) C
1 11 (1.92%) Shell Script
2 10 (1.75%) Python
3 9 (1.57%) SQL
4 8 (1.40%) Bash Shell
5 7 (1.22%) PHP
6 6 (1.05%) Perl
6 6 (1.05%) PowerShell
7 5 (0.87%) Java
8 4 (0.70%) C#
8 4 (0.70%) C++
8 4 (0.70%) VB
8 4 (0.70%) VBScript
9 3 (0.52%) Lisp
10 2 (0.35%) JavaScript
10 2 (0.35%) Ruby
10 2 (0.35%) Tcl
11 1 (0.17%) Korn
Qualifications
1 352 (61.54%) Cisco Certification
2 284 (49.65%) CCNP
3 130 (22.73%) CCNA
4 90 (15.73%) Security Cleared
5 88 (15.38%) CCIE
6 78 (13.64%) SC Cleared
7 41 (7.17%) CCDP
8 35 (6.12%) Degree
9 27 (4.72%) JNCIP
10 21 (3.67%) CCSE
11 20 (3.50%) JNCIA
12 19 (3.32%) CISSP
13 17 (2.97%) CCSA
14 16 (2.80%) JNCIS
15 15 (2.62%) JNCIE
16 12 (2.10%) ITIL Certification
17 8 (1.40%) CCDA
18 7 (1.22%) CCSP
19 5 (0.87%) Check Point Certification
19 5 (0.87%) DV Cleared
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 18 (3.15%) SLA
2 11 (1.92%) PCI DSS
3 5 (0.87%) ISO/IEC 27001
4 3 (0.52%) COBIT
4 3 (0.52%) ISO27002
5 2 (0.35%) QA
6 1 (0.17%) ISO 9001
6 1 (0.17%) JSP 440
6 1 (0.17%) MiFID
System Software
1 28 (4.90%) VMware Infrastructure
2 22 (3.85%) Active Directory
3 16 (2.80%) ProxySG
4 11 (1.92%) Hyper-V
5 8 (1.40%) Docker
5 8 (1.40%) NFS
5 8 (1.40%) VMware ESX
6 7 (1.22%) Firmware
7 6 (1.05%) iptables
8 4 (0.70%) Postfix
8 4 (0.70%) Samba
8 4 (0.70%) Snort
8 4 (0.70%) XenServer
9 3 (0.52%) KVM
9 3 (0.52%) Squid
9 3 (0.52%) VirtualBox
9 3 (0.52%) vSphere
10 2 (0.35%) BIND 9
11 1 (0.17%) Virtual Desktop
11 1 (0.17%) Virtual Servers
Systems Management
1 43 (7.52%) Cisco Prime
2 39 (6.82%) FortiGate
3 23 (4.02%) OPNET
4 19 (3.32%) Nagios
5 15 (2.62%) Cacti
6 14 (2.45%) Puppet
7 13 (2.27%) Cisco CUCM
8 12 (2.10%) ZABBIX
9 10 (1.75%) Opscode Chef
9 10 (1.75%) SmokePing
10 8 (1.40%) CFEngine
10 8 (1.40%) logstash
10 8 (1.40%) OpenView
11 7 (1.22%) Nessus
11 7 (1.22%) SolarWinds Orion
12 5 (0.87%) SCCM
13 3 (0.52%) HP UCMDB
13 3 (0.52%) NSN NetAct
13 3 (0.52%) Systems Management Server (SMS)
13 3 (0.52%) WhatsUp Gold
Vendors
1 501 (87.59%) Cisco
2 219 (38.29%) Juniper
3 213 (37.24%) CheckPoint
4 159 (27.80%) F5
5 86 (15.03%) Palo Alto
6 83 (14.51%) Fortinet
7 58 (10.14%) SolarWinds
8 54 (9.44%) Microsoft
9 45 (7.87%) Riverbed
10 41 (7.17%) VMware
11 40 (6.99%) Nokia
12 36 (6.29%) HP
13 35 (6.12%) Aruba
14 28 (4.90%) BMC
15 23 (4.02%) Intel Security
16 22 (3.85%) Blue Coat
17 18 (3.15%) Splunk
18 14 (2.45%) Huawei
18 14 (2.45%) Sourcefire
19 12 (2.10%) Red Hat
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