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 29 May 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
29 May 2016
Same period 2015 Same period 2014
Border Gateway Protocol (BGP)
Rank 352 333 407
Rank change year-on-year
-19 +74
Contract jobs citing BGP 326 356 225
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the UK 0.61% 0.64% 0.42%
As % of the Communications & Networking category 3.83% 4.31% 3.15%
Number of daily rates quoted 197 222 137
Median daily rate £375 £350 £400
Median daily rate % change year-on-year
+7.14% -12.50%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £275 £275 £240
10% offered a daily rate of more than £525 £463 £480
UK excluding London median daily rate £363 £350 £400
% change year-on-year
+3.57% -12.50%
Number of hourly rates quoted 13 3 2
Median hourly rate £47.83 £40.00 £28.75
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year
+19.57% +39.13%
UK excluding London median hourly rate £47.83 £40.00 -
% change year-on-year
+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
8519 8251 7146
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the UK 15.87% 14.73% 13.34%
Number of daily rates quoted 5166 4605 3901
Median daily rate £390 £350 £360
Median daily rate % change year-on-year
+11.42% -2.77%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £250 £200 £200
10% offered a daily rate of more than £538 £500 £500
UK excluding London median daily rate £365 £340 £338
% change year-on-year
+7.35% +0.74%
Number of hourly rates quoted 380 478 403
Median hourly rate £27.50 £25.00 £19.00
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year
+10.00% +31.57%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £12.50 £13.00 £12.00
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £47.83 £43.10 £40.50
UK excluding London median hourly rate £29.00 £26.00 £18.00
% change year-on-year
+11.53% +44.44%

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 29 May 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 29 May 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 29 May 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 -18 300 £375 +7.14% 94
London -27 104 £425 +17.24% 43
South East +36 94 £375 -6.25% 22
Berkshire +2 44 £400 +4.91% 7
West Midlands -25 29 £370 +13.84% 3
Hampshire +19 26 £300 -25.00% 5
Reading +13 26 £400 -8.57% 4
South West +6 22 £363 -10.49% 3
City of London +29 19 £400 +6.66% 13
Yorkshire +10 19 £375 +21.45% 12
Leeds +15 18 £375 +7.14% 5
West Yorkshire +13 18 £375 +7.14% 5
North West -26 16 £325 -16.12% 5
Wiltshire +4 13 £363 -4.91% 2
Buckinghamshire +15 12 £400 +19.40% 4
Swindon +9 12 £363 -4.91% 2
Scotland -15 11 £325 - 7
Milton Keynes +12 9 £375 - 1
East of England +1 9 £300 - 5
Surrey 0 9 £380 +11.76% 5
Birmingham -32 9 £370 +13.84%
Portsmouth - 9 - - 1
Belfast +13 8 £315 -
County Antrim +12 8 £315 -
Northern Ireland +11 8 £315 -
Telford -22 8 £371 -
Shropshire -28 8 £371 -
Basingstoke -4 7 £225 -43.75% 3
Edinburgh - 6 £325 - 1
Redhill +3 5 £380 +83.13%

BGP
Top 30 Related IT Skills

For the 6 months to 29 May 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.

1 543 (88.44%) Cisco
2 435 (70.85%) OSPF
3 388 (63.19%) Cisco Certification
4 351 (57.17%) MPLS
5 321 (52.28%) Firewall
6 297 (48.37%) CCNP
7 291 (47.39%) WAN
8 272 (44.30%) VPN
9 250 (40.72%) Juniper
10 234 (38.11%) LAN
11 220 (35.83%) EIGRP
12 173 (28.18%) Cisco Nexus
13 165 (26.87%) CheckPoint
14 162 (26.38%) TCP/IP
15 154 (25.08%) Cisco ASA
16 150 (24.43%) Data Centre
17 146 (23.78%) IPsec
18 143 (23.29%) DNS
19 139 (22.64%) CCNA
20 132 (21.50%) Security Cleared
21 128 (20.85%) Wireless
22 127 (20.68%) F5
23 118 (19.22%) SC Cleared
24 95 (15.47%) HSRP
25 94 (15.31%) Cisco IOS
26 91 (14.82%) Telecoms
26 91 (14.82%) Finance
27 90 (14.66%) Load Balancing
28 89 (14.50%) Network Design
29 88 (14.33%) Migration

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 6 (0.98%) OpenStack
2 5 (0.81%) Elasticsearch
3 4 (0.65%) IIS
3 4 (0.65%) SharePoint
4 2 (0.33%) Apache
4 2 (0.33%) Skype for Business
4 2 (0.33%) Zimbra
5 1 (0.16%) CMS
5 1 (0.16%) Smallworld
5 1 (0.16%) Tomcat
Applications
1 31 (5.05%) MS Visio
2 28 (4.56%) MS Excel
3 8 (1.30%) MS Office
4 5 (0.81%) MS PowerPoint
Business Applications
1 10 (1.63%) Remedy ITSM
1 10 (1.63%) SAP Oil and Gas
Cloud Services
1 9 (1.47%) Amazon AWS
1 9 (1.47%) PaaS
2 8 (1.30%) IaaS
2 8 (1.30%) Microsoft Azure
3 7 (1.14%) SaaS
4 2 (0.33%) AWS CloudFormation
4 2 (0.33%) AWS OpsWorks
4 2 (0.33%) GitHub
4 2 (0.33%) SoftLayer
Communications & Networking
1 435 (70.85%) OSPF
2 351 (57.17%) MPLS
3 321 (52.28%) Firewall
4 291 (47.39%) WAN
5 272 (44.30%) VPN
6 234 (38.11%) LAN
7 220 (35.83%) EIGRP
8 173 (28.18%) Cisco Nexus
9 162 (26.38%) TCP/IP
10 154 (25.08%) Cisco ASA
11 146 (23.78%) IPsec
12 143 (23.29%) DNS
13 128 (20.85%) Wireless
14 95 (15.47%) HSRP
15 94 (15.31%) Cisco IOS
16 88 (14.33%) DHCP
17 85 (13.84%) VLAN
18 81 (13.19%) Network Security
19 73 (11.89%) VoIP
20 67 (10.91%) Multicast
Database & Business Intelligence
1 7 (1.14%) MySQL
2 6 (0.98%) SQL Server
3 3 (0.49%) BusinessObjects
4 2 (0.33%) Informix
4 2 (0.33%) RDBMS
4 2 (0.33%) Relational Database
5 1 (0.16%) Big Data
5 1 (0.16%) Data Mining
5 1 (0.16%) DB2
5 1 (0.16%) MongoDB
5 1 (0.16%) NoSQL
5 1 (0.16%) Oracle Reports
5 1 (0.16%) Redis
Development Applications
1 21 (3.42%) VSS/SourceSafe
2 8 (1.30%) Jenkins
3 6 (0.98%) Git (software)
3 6 (0.98%) JIRA
4 5 (0.81%) git-flow
5 1 (0.16%) Hudson
5 1 (0.16%) Sonatype Nexus
5 1 (0.16%) Subversion
General
1 91 (14.82%) Finance
1 91 (14.82%) Telecoms
2 25 (4.07%) Marketing
3 24 (3.91%) Banking
4 15 (2.44%) Retail
5 12 (1.95%) Financial Institution
6 10 (1.63%) Electronics
6 10 (1.63%) Manufacturing
7 8 (1.30%) Back Office
8 7 (1.14%) Investment Banking
8 7 (1.14%) Military
9 6 (0.98%) Games
10 5 (0.81%) Billing
10 5 (0.81%) Legal
11 4 (0.65%) French Language
11 4 (0.65%) Spanish Language
12 3 (0.49%) Dutch Language
12 3 (0.49%) German Language
12 3 (0.49%) Publishing
12 3 (0.49%) Retail Banking
Job Titles
1 337 (54.89%) Network Engineer
2 107 (17.43%) Cisco Engineer
3 89 (14.50%) Cisco Network Engineer
4 72 (11.73%) Designer
5 64 (10.42%) Network Designer
6 63 (10.26%) Senior Network Engineer
7 45 (7.33%) Support Engineer
8 39 (6.35%) Security Engineer
9 34 (5.54%) Architect
9 34 (5.54%) Design Engineer
9 34 (5.54%) Network Support
10 29 (4.72%) Consultant
11 28 (4.56%) Network Architect
11 28 (4.56%) Network Security Engineer
11 28 (4.56%) Network Support Engineer
12 26 (4.23%) Analyst
13 25 (4.07%) Network Consultant
14 24 (3.91%) Firewall Engineer
14 24 (3.91%) IP Engineer
14 24 (3.91%) Network Design Engineer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 40 (6.51%) 802.1X
2 19 (3.09%) CSS
3 14 (2.28%) XML
4 11 (1.79%) .NET
5 9 (1.47%) Web Services
6 4 (0.65%) OCX
7 3 (0.49%) Middleware
8 2 (0.33%) boto
8 2 (0.33%) FIX Protocol
8 2 (0.33%) Regular Expression
8 2 (0.33%) Rendezvous
8 2 (0.33%) Silverlight
9 1 (0.16%) ActiveMQ
9 1 (0.16%) LAMP
9 1 (0.16%) RabbitMQ
9 1 (0.16%) RFC 2547
9 1 (0.16%) TIBCO EMS
9 1 (0.16%) XMPP
Miscellaneous
1 150 (24.43%) Data Centre
2 37 (6.03%) Analytical Skills
3 33 (5.37%) Distributed Denial-of-Service
4 26 (4.23%) Computer Science
5 19 (3.09%) Management Information System
6 17 (2.77%) Public Cloud
7 12 (1.95%) MPEG
8 11 (1.79%) PKI
9 9 (1.47%) iSeries
10 8 (1.30%) Driving Licence
10 8 (1.30%) e-Health
11 7 (1.14%) CMDB
11 7 (1.14%) Streaming Media
11 7 (1.14%) User Experience
12 6 (0.98%) Blackberry
12 6 (0.98%) Private Cloud
12 6 (0.98%) Video Conferencing
13 5 (0.81%) Mathematics
13 5 (0.81%) RSA SecurID
14 4 (0.65%) Statistics
Operating Systems
1 88 (14.33%) Linux
2 74 (12.05%) Windows
3 40 (6.51%) Windows Server
4 37 (6.03%) Unix
5 17 (2.77%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
6 11 (1.79%) CatOS
6 11 (1.79%) Ubuntu
7 3 (0.49%) AIX
7 3 (0.49%) Windows Server 2003
7 3 (0.49%) Windows Server 2008
8 2 (0.33%) Windows 2000
8 2 (0.33%) Windows 7
9 1 (0.16%) CentOS
9 1 (0.16%) Mac OS X
9 1 (0.16%) Oracle Linux
9 1 (0.16%) SUSE
Processes & Methodologies
1 90 (14.66%) Load Balancing
2 89 (14.50%) Network Design
3 88 (14.33%) Migration
4 77 (12.54%) ITIL
5 42 (6.84%) High Availability
6 37 (6.03%) Network Architecture
7 33 (5.37%) Change Management
8 30 (4.89%) Project Management
9 28 (4.56%) Change Control
10 26 (4.23%) Configuration Management
10 26 (4.23%) Network Management
10 26 (4.23%) Network Monitoring
11 23 (3.75%) Problem Management
12 22 (3.58%) DDoS Mitigation
13 21 (3.42%) Mentoring
14 18 (2.93%) Capacity Planning
15 14 (2.28%) Service Delivery
16 13 (2.12%) Network Planning
16 13 (2.12%) Presales
17 12 (1.95%) Kalman Filter
Programming Languages
1 30 (4.89%) Python
2 24 (3.91%) Perl
3 18 (2.93%) C
4 15 (2.44%) PowerShell
5 11 (1.79%) Bash Shell
5 11 (1.79%) C#
5 11 (1.79%) C++
5 11 (1.79%) Tcl
5 11 (1.79%) VB
5 11 (1.79%) VBScript
6 10 (1.63%) Lisp
7 8 (1.30%) Shell Script
8 6 (0.98%) SQL
9 3 (0.49%) Java
10 1 (0.16%) JavaScript
10 1 (0.16%) Korn
10 1 (0.16%) PHP
10 1 (0.16%) Ruby
Qualifications
1 388 (63.19%) Cisco Certification
2 297 (48.37%) CCNP
3 139 (22.64%) CCNA
4 132 (21.50%) Security Cleared
5 118 (19.22%) SC Cleared
6 84 (13.68%) CCIE
7 49 (7.98%) Degree
8 40 (6.51%) JNCIS
9 38 (6.19%) CCDP
10 36 (5.86%) DV Cleared
11 35 (5.70%) JNCIA
12 32 (5.21%) JNCIP
13 21 (3.42%) CCSE
14 15 (2.44%) CCSA
15 13 (2.12%) CISSP
16 9 (1.47%) JNCIE
17 8 (1.30%) MCSE
17 8 (1.30%) Microsoft Certification
18 6 (0.98%) MCSA
18 6 (0.98%) MCSD
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 21 (3.42%) SLA
2 5 (0.81%) ISO/IEC 27001
3 3 (0.49%) PCI DSS
3 3 (0.49%) QA
4 2 (0.33%) Disclosure Scotland
4 2 (0.33%) GLP
5 1 (0.16%) Government Security Classifications
5 1 (0.16%) HMG Security Policy Framework
5 1 (0.16%) ISO/IEC 17799
5 1 (0.16%) JSP 440
System Software
1 26 (4.23%) VMware Infrastructure
2 15 (2.44%) Hyper-V
3 14 (2.28%) Active Directory
4 12 (1.95%) ProxySG
5 11 (1.79%) VMware ESX
6 9 (1.47%) Snort
7 5 (0.81%) Docker
7 5 (0.81%) NFS
8 4 (0.65%) Firmware
8 4 (0.65%) vSphere
9 3 (0.49%) vCloud
9 3 (0.49%) VMware ESXi
10 2 (0.33%) iptables
10 2 (0.33%) Squid
11 1 (0.16%) Forefront TMG
11 1 (0.16%) FreeRADIUS
11 1 (0.16%) Microsoft Virtual Server
11 1 (0.16%) VMware Workstation
Systems Management
1 45 (7.33%) Cisco Prime
2 37 (6.03%) FortiGate
3 23 (3.75%) Cisco CUCM
4 12 (1.95%) SolarWinds Orion
5 11 (1.79%) Nagios
6 10 (1.63%) OpenView
7 9 (1.47%) OPNET
7 9 (1.47%) Systems Management Server (SMS)
8 8 (1.30%) Cacti
9 7 (1.14%) Opscode Chef
9 7 (1.14%) Puppet
10 6 (0.98%) Proventia
10 6 (0.98%) WhatsUp Gold
11 5 (0.81%) CFEngine
11 5 (0.81%) logstash
11 5 (0.81%) ZABBIX
12 4 (0.65%) Cisco UCCX
12 4 (0.65%) SCCM
12 4 (0.65%) SmokePing
13 3 (0.49%) NSN NetAct
Vendors
1 543 (88.44%) Cisco
2 250 (40.72%) Juniper
3 165 (26.87%) CheckPoint
4 127 (20.68%) F5
5 64 (10.42%) Palo Alto
6 61 (9.93%) SolarWinds
7 55 (8.96%) VMware
8 49 (7.98%) Fortinet
9 41 (6.68%) Microsoft
10 32 (5.21%) Aruba
11 31 (5.05%) BT
11 31 (5.05%) HP
12 26 (4.23%) Blue Coat
12 26 (4.23%) Riverbed
13 24 (3.91%) Nokia
14 21 (3.42%) Sourcefire
15 17 (2.77%) Avaya
15 17 (2.77%) Huawei
15 17 (2.77%) Red Hat
16 15 (2.44%) IBM
London
Austin Fraser
Rate: NEG
Posted: 3 days ago
Manchester, Lancashire
Austin Fraser
Rate: NEG
Posted: 3 days ago
Watford, Hertfordshire
Venturi
Rate: £250 - £300 per day
Posted: 3 days ago
City, London
Capita Resourcing - IT Resourcing
Posted: 6 days ago
London
Marcus Donald People
Rate: £300 - £350 per day
Posted: 3 days ago
Swindon
aap3
Rate: £300 - £350 per day
Posted: 4 days ago
London
Lawrence Harvey
Rate: £250.00 - £300.00 per day
Posted: 6 days ago
South East London
Lorien Resourcing
Posted: 3 days ago
Milton Keynes, Buckinghamshire
Mortimer Spinks
Posted: 2 days ago
West Midlands
onezeero.
Rate: £500 - £600 per day
Posted: 4 days ago
London
Lorien Resourcing
Posted: 6 days ago
London
Lawrence Harvey
Rate: £200.00 - £250.00 per day
Posted: 9 days ago
Reading, Berkshire
Perfect People Recruitment Solutions Ltd
Rate: Up to £450 per day.
Posted: 5 days ago
East London
DCV Technologies
Rate: From £350 to £375 per day
Posted: 3 days ago
Cheltenham
aap3
Rate: £300 - £350 per day
Posted: 18 days ago
Swindon
aap3
Rate: £320 - £400 per day
Posted: 12 days ago
London
Real Staffing
Rate: competitive
Posted: 22 days ago
Leeds
BAE Systems Applied Intelligence
Posted: 19 days ago
City of London
Hays London City Cheapside
Rate: £300.00 - £450.00 per day
Posted: 25 days ago
Portsmouth
People Source Consulting
Rate: £50 - £55 per hour
Posted: 24 days ago