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 24 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
24 Oct 2014
Same period 2013 Same period 2012
Border Gateway Protocol (BGP)
Rank 297 305 338
Rank change year-on-year
+8 +33
Contract jobs citing BGP 382 308 270
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the UK 0.65% 0.59% 0.50%
As % of the Communications & Networking category 4.50% 4.34% 3.25%
Number of daily rates quoted 222 173 112
Average daily rate
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£363 £386 £375
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
-6.14% +3.00%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £250 £273 £252
10% offered a daily rate of more than £475 £500 £500
UK excluding London average daily rate £350 £362 £340
% change year-on-year
-3.18% +6.32%
Number of hourly rates quoted 11 8 6
Average hourly rate £30.00 £38.75 £36.25
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
-22.58% +6.89%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £26.00 £30.30 £21.50
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £38.00 £47.25 £42.25
UK excluding London average hourly rate £30.00 £37.50 £31.50
% change year-on-year
-20.00% +19.04%

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
8494 7098 8320
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the UK 14.55% 13.53% 15.27%
Number of daily rates quoted 4807 3899 3950
Average daily rate £363 £375 £363
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
-3.33% +3.44%
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 £325 £340
% change year-on-year
+6.15% -4.41%
Number of hourly rates quoted 468 449 618
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 £12.37
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £45.00 £40.00 £42.50
UK excluding London average hourly rate £22.50 £22.50 £21.00
% change year-on-year
- +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 24 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 24 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 24 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 +29 373 £363 -5.22% 80
London +46 215 £375 -5.36% 33
City of London +39 75 £375 -6.25% 17
South East +1 64 £360 +7.46% 14
Berkshire +21 36 £278 -20.43% 6
South West -9 30 £333 +17.69% 2
West Midlands -12 24 £205 -22.64% 8
Surrey +2 15 £360 -4.00% 2
Yorkshire -4 15 £325 -16.12% 6
Shropshire -4 12 £327 -4.59%
Gloucestershire - 12 £275 -
West Yorkshire -3 11 £325 -3.70% 4
Leeds +2 10 £325 -3.70% 2
Telford -1 10 £327 -4.59%
North West -20 9 £360 -7.09% 11
Guildford - 9 £364 -
Manchester +3 8 £360 +28.57% 9
Reading +9 7 £275 - 4
East of England -29 6 £341 -11.93% 6
Cheltenham - 6 £263 -
Bracknell -1 5 £250 - 1
Cambridgeshire -1 4 £345 - 4
Hampshire -15 4 £335 +8.94% 4
Kent - 4 £438 -
South Yorkshire +4 3 £358 -4.66% 2
Hounslow +3 3 - -
Milton Keynes -5 3 £388 -6.06% 1
Buckinghamshire -9 3 £388 -6.06% 1
Wiltshire -10 3 £450 +59.29% 1
Bristol -20 3 £388 - 1

BGP
Top 30 Related IT Skills

For the 6 months to 24 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.

1 557 (84.01%) Cisco
2 488 (73.60%) OSPF
3 426 (64.25%) Firewall
4 382 (57.62%) Cisco Certification
5 299 (45.10%) MPLS
6 286 (43.14%) CCNP
7 280 (42.23%) WAN
8 256 (38.61%) Juniper
9 244 (36.80%) VPN
10 237 (35.75%) LAN
11 235 (35.44%) CheckPoint
12 210 (31.67%) EIGRP
13 194 (29.26%) F5
14 188 (28.36%) Cisco Nexus
15 162 (24.43%) Cisco ASA
16 154 (23.23%) TCP/IP
17 137 (20.66%) IPsec
18 132 (19.91%) Network Security
19 130 (19.61%) CCIE
20 123 (18.55%) Network Design
21 120 (18.10%) Load Balancing
22 117 (17.65%) CCNA
23 108 (16.29%) HSRP
24 107 (16.14%) DNS
25 102 (15.38%) Telecoms
26 101 (15.23%) VLAN
27 98 (14.78%) Finance
28 90 (13.57%) Blue Coat
29 87 (13.12%) Ethernet
30 86 (12.97%) Windows

BGP
Top Related IT Skills by Category

For the 6 months to 24 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 (4.22%) Apache
2 17 (2.56%) MS Exchange
3 16 (2.41%) Exchange Server 2010
4 14 (2.11%) IIS
5 12 (1.81%) SharePoint
6 11 (1.66%) MediaWiki
6 11 (1.66%) nginx
6 11 (1.66%) Confluence
7 9 (1.36%) Exchange Server 2007
7 9 (1.36%) Exchange Server 2013
8 8 (1.21%) Lync
9 1 (0.15%) IBM Notes
9 1 (0.15%) Lotus Domino
9 1 (0.15%) Tomcat
Applications
1 34 (5.13%) MS Visio
2 30 (4.52%) MS Excel
3 17 (2.56%) MS Office
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
1 488 (73.60%) OSPF
2 426 (64.25%) Firewall
3 299 (45.10%) MPLS
4 280 (42.23%) WAN
5 244 (36.80%) VPN
6 237 (35.75%) LAN
7 210 (31.67%) EIGRP
8 188 (28.36%) Cisco Nexus
9 162 (24.43%) Cisco ASA
10 154 (23.23%) TCP/IP
11 137 (20.66%) IPsec
12 132 (19.91%) Network Security
13 108 (16.29%) HSRP
14 107 (16.14%) DNS
15 101 (15.23%) VLAN
16 87 (13.12%) Ethernet
17 82 (12.37%) SNMP
17 82 (12.37%) Multicast
18 80 (12.07%) Wireless
19 77 (11.61%) Internet
Database & Business Intelligence
1 20 (3.02%) SQL Server
2 13 (1.96%) MySQL
3 12 (1.81%) Relational Database
3 12 (1.81%) DB2
4 11 (1.66%) PostgreSQL
5 2 (0.30%) Data Mining
5 2 (0.30%) Data Warehouse
6 1 (0.15%) Ingres
Development Applications
1 12 (1.81%) Subversion
2 11 (1.66%) JIRA
2 11 (1.66%) Git (software)
2 11 (1.66%) Hudson
2 11 (1.66%) Jenkins
3 10 (1.51%) VSS/SourceSafe
4 7 (1.06%) GDB
5 1 (0.15%) Ant
General
1 102 (15.38%) Telecoms
2 98 (14.78%) Finance
3 60 (9.05%) Banking
4 33 (4.98%) Retail
5 22 (3.32%) Investment Banking
6 9 (1.36%) Financial Institution
7 7 (1.06%) Manufacturing
8 5 (0.75%) Multimedia
8 5 (0.75%) Spanish Language
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
10 3 (0.45%) Publishing
10 3 (0.45%) Games
11 2 (0.30%) Russian Language
11 2 (0.30%) Dutch Language
Job Titles
1 288 (43.44%) Network Engineer
2 65 (9.80%) Architect
3 56 (8.45%) Security Engineer
4 55 (8.30%) Cisco Engineer
5 53 (7.99%) Consultant
6 52 (7.84%) IP Engineer
7 51 (7.69%) Design Engineer
7 51 (7.69%) Senior Network Engineer
8 43 (6.49%) Network Security Engineer
9 39 (5.88%) Network Specialist
10 36 (5.43%) Network Consultant
11 34 (5.13%) Network Support
12 31 (4.68%) Support Engineer
13 30 (4.52%) Cisco Network Engineer
14 25 (3.77%) Network Architect
15 24 (3.62%) Analyst
16 18 (2.71%) Network Support Engineer
17 16 (2.41%) Network Analyst
18 15 (2.26%) Solutions Architect
18 15 (2.26%) Security Architect
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 19 (2.87%) FIX Protocol
2 16 (2.41%) CSS
3 12 (1.81%) LAMP
3 12 (1.81%) Regular Expression
4 6 (0.90%) Middleware
5 2 (0.30%) XMPP
5 2 (0.30%) VCL
6 1 (0.15%) Rendezvous
Miscellaneous
1 40 (6.03%) Analytical Skills
2 20 (3.02%) Clustering
3 15 (2.26%) FlexPod
4 13 (1.96%) User Experience
4 13 (1.96%) Visualisation
4 13 (1.96%) PKI
5 11 (1.66%) Thin Client
5 11 (1.66%) Wiki
5 11 (1.66%) Fat Client
6 9 (1.36%) Open Source
7 8 (1.21%) Computer Science
8 6 (0.90%) Video Conferencing
8 6 (0.90%) Management Information System
9 5 (0.75%) NHS
9 5 (0.75%) SecurID
10 4 (0.60%) e-Health
10 4 (0.60%) Smart Meter
11 3 (0.45%) Enterprise Software
11 3 (0.45%) Online Games
12 2 (0.30%) Life Science
Operating Systems
1 86 (12.97%) Windows
2 82 (12.37%) Linux
3 61 (9.20%) UNIX
4 14 (2.11%) Windows Server 2012
5 13 (1.96%) Windows Server 2008
5 13 (1.96%) CentOS
6 12 (1.81%) Oracle Linux
6 12 (1.81%) AIX
6 12 (1.81%) Windows Server 2003
6 12 (1.81%) SUSE
7 11 (1.66%) Debian
7 11 (1.66%) Ubuntu
8 10 (1.51%) Solaris
9 6 (0.90%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
10 3 (0.45%) Windows XP
11 2 (0.30%) Windows NT
12 1 (0.15%) Windows 2000 Server
12 1 (0.15%) Windows 7
12 1 (0.15%) Windows 2000
Processes & Methodologies
1 123 (18.55%) Network Design
2 120 (18.10%) Load Balancing
3 85 (12.82%) ITIL
4 82 (12.37%) Network Monitoring
5 80 (12.07%) Network Management
6 54 (8.14%) Change Management
7 52 (7.84%) Migration
8 47 (7.09%) Network Architecture
9 38 (5.73%) Project Management
9 38 (5.73%) Mentoring
10 32 (4.83%) Low Latency
11 28 (4.22%) Service Delivery
12 24 (3.62%) Capacity Planning
13 23 (3.47%) E-Commerce
14 22 (3.32%) High Availability
15 21 (3.17%) Disaster Recovery
16 18 (2.71%) Service Management
17 17 (2.56%) Performance Monitoring
18 16 (2.41%) Line Management
18 16 (2.41%) WAN Optimisation
Programming Languages
1 42 (6.33%) Perl
2 28 (4.22%) SQL
3 17 (2.56%) C
4 15 (2.26%) Java
4 15 (2.26%) Python
4 15 (2.26%) Bash Shell
5 14 (2.11%) PHP
6 12 (1.81%) Ruby
7 11 (1.66%) Lisp
8 9 (1.36%) R
9 7 (1.06%) Tcl
10 6 (0.90%) Embedded C
11 1 (0.15%) VB
11 1 (0.15%) Shell Script
Qualifications
1 382 (57.62%) Cisco Certification
2 286 (43.14%) CCNP
3 130 (19.61%) CCIE
4 117 (17.65%) CCNA
5 51 (7.69%) Security Cleared
6 42 (6.33%) SC Cleared
7 40 (6.03%) CCDP
8 36 (5.43%) CCSE
9 22 (3.32%) CCSP
10 20 (3.02%) Degree
11 16 (2.41%) CISSP
12 15 (2.26%) JNCIP
12 15 (2.26%) Check Point Certification
13 14 (2.11%) CCSA
14 13 (1.96%) CCIP
14 13 (1.96%) JNCIE
14 13 (1.96%) JNCIS
15 12 (1.81%) JNCIA
16 11 (1.66%) HP ASE
17 10 (1.51%) Microsoft Certification
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 25 (3.77%) SLA
2 15 (2.26%) PCI DSS
3 11 (1.66%) QA
4 2 (0.30%) ISO 9001
5 1 (0.15%) ISO 14001
5 1 (0.15%) ISO/IEC 27001
System Software
1 42 (6.33%) VMware Infrastructure
2 29 (4.37%) Active Directory
3 25 (3.77%) vSphere
4 23 (3.47%) Snort
5 21 (3.17%) ProxySG
6 13 (1.96%) XenServer
7 12 (1.81%) Firmware
7 12 (1.81%) FreeRADIUS
8 11 (1.66%) Postfix
8 11 (1.66%) Samba
9 10 (1.51%) XenApp
10 9 (1.36%) XenDesktop
11 8 (1.21%) Hyper-V
12 6 (0.90%) NFS
13 4 (0.60%) Nmap
13 4 (0.60%) Varnish
14 3 (0.45%) VMware ESXi
14 3 (0.45%) OpenSSH
15 2 (0.30%) Xen
16 1 (0.15%) Citrix Presentation Server
Systems Management
1 24 (3.62%) FortiGate
1 24 (3.62%) Cisco Prime
2 22 (3.32%) OPNET
3 16 (2.41%) RANCID
4 15 (2.26%) OpenNMS
5 13 (1.96%) Cisco CUCM
6 12 (1.81%) SolarWinds Orion
6 12 (1.81%) CA Spectrum
7 11 (1.66%) ZABBIX
7 11 (1.66%) Puppet
8 9 (1.36%) CiscoWorks
9 8 (1.21%) Nessus
10 7 (1.06%) SCOrch
11 4 (0.60%) Opscode Chef
11 4 (0.60%) Salt
11 4 (0.60%) Netcool
12 3 (0.45%) Nagios
12 3 (0.45%) Foglight
13 2 (0.30%) BladeLogic
13 2 (0.30%) Cisco IPCC
Vendors
1 557 (84.01%) Cisco
2 256 (38.61%) Juniper
3 235 (35.44%) CheckPoint
4 194 (29.26%) F5
5 90 (13.57%) Blue Coat
6 77 (11.61%) VMware
7 63 (9.50%) Citrix
7 63 (9.50%) Microsoft
8 51 (7.69%) HP
9 48 (7.24%) Riverbed
10 47 (7.09%) SolarWinds
11 46 (6.94%) Nokia
12 35 (5.28%) Fortinet
13 24 (3.62%) BMC
14 22 (3.32%) Sourcefire
15 21 (3.17%) Aruba
16 19 (2.87%) Nortel
16 19 (2.87%) Radware
17 18 (2.71%) Red Hat
17 18 (2.71%) Redback
Manchester, Lancashire
Oscar Associates (UK) Ltd
Rate: £200 - £220 per annum
Posted: 9 hours ago
Manchester
Energize Recruitment Solutions Ltd
Rate: £300 - £400 per day
Posted: 11 hours ago
Manchester
Hudson - London
Rate: £250 - £320 per day
Posted: Yesterday
Manchester, Lancashire
Randstad Technologies
Rate: £300 - £450 per day
Posted: Yesterday
Greater Manchester
NES Global Talent
Rate: Excellent
Posted: Yesterday
Southampton, Hampshire
Austin Fraser
Rate: NEG
Posted: 2 days ago
Bristol, Avon
Gold Group
Rate: £400 - £450 per day
Posted: 2 days ago
Bracknell, Berkshire
Experis Ltd
Rate: Market Rates
Posted: 2 days ago
City, London
Austin Fraser
Rate: NEG
Posted: 3 days ago
City, London
TEKsystems
Rate: £300 per day
Posted: 3 days ago
Slough
People Source
Rate: £270 per day
Posted: 7 days ago
London
Computer Futures
Rate: competitive
Posted: 9 days ago
London
Computer Futures
Rate: competitive
Posted: 10 days ago
City of London
Austin Fraser Limited
Rate: NEG
Posted: 16 days ago
Warwickshire
Computer Futures
Rate: competitive
Posted: 17 days ago
Cambridge
Interquest - Fulcrum Telecom
Rate: £45000 - £48000 per annum + pension, medical, dental.
Posted: 18 days ago
London
Venn Group - UK
Rate: 325-375 Per Annum
Posted: 18 days ago
London
Hays IT - Uk Posting account
Rate: £380.00 - £400.00 per day
Posted: 21 days ago