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 2 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
2 Oct 2014
Same period 2013 Same period 2012
Border Gateway Protocol (BGP)
Rank 307 305 328
Rank change year-on-year
-2 +23
Contract jobs citing BGP 370 310 283
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the UK 0.64% 0.60% 0.50%
As % of the Communications & Networking category 4.43% 4.38% 3.27%
Number of daily rates quoted 208 167 109
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£365 £375 £350
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
-2.66% +7.14%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £250 £287 £237
10% offered a daily rate of more than £488 £500 £500
UK excluding London average daily rate £350 £365 £333
% change year-on-year
-4.10% +9.77%
Number of hourly rates quoted 11 9 7
Average hourly rate £37.50 £40.00 £31.50
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
-6.25% +26.98%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £26.00 £36.40 £27.50
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £42.00 £48.90 £42.20
UK excluding London average hourly rate £37.25 £38.75 £29.50
% change year-on-year
-3.87% +31.35%

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
8347 7085 8666
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the UK 14.38% 13.63% 15.34%
Number of daily rates quoted 4622 3865 3984
Average daily rate £363 £365 £350
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
-0.68% +4.28%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £225 £215 £205
10% offered a daily rate of more than £500 £525 £495
UK excluding London average daily rate £347 £325 £338
% change year-on-year
+6.91% -3.70%
Number of hourly rates quoted 453 404 673
Average hourly rate £24.50 £21.75 £21.50
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
+12.64% +1.16%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £12.50 £12.55 £12.00
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £45.00 £41.50 £45.00
UK excluding London average hourly rate £24.50 £22.50 £22.50
% change year-on-year
+8.88% -

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 2 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 2 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 2 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 +8 359 £365 -2.66% 85
London +34 192 £375 -2.59% 36
City of London +45 71 £375 -6.25% 17
South East +7 59 £375 +3.80% 21
Berkshire +22 36 £354 -2.41% 13
South West +1 32 £350 +24.44% 3
West Midlands -10 26 £263 -23.35% 6
Yorkshire -6 14 £325 -14.75% 12
North West -18 14 £280 -30.00% 5
Surrey 0 13 £364 -3.00% 3
Shropshire -6 12 £327 -10.47% 1
Gloucestershire - 12 £275 - 1
Cheshire -5 11 £280 -39.45%
West Yorkshire +1 10 £325 - 6
Telford -5 10 £327 -10.47% 1
Leeds +2 9 £325 - 6
Reading +23 8 £281 -14.77% 5
East of England -38 8 £345 -10.96% 6
Guildford - 7 £368 -
Birmingham - 7 £250 - 3
Wiltshire -4 6 £400 -
Cheltenham - 6 £263 - 1
Milton Keynes +1 4 £388 -6.06%
Buckinghamshire +1 4 £388 -6.06%
Cambridgeshire -2 4 £345 - 3
Bedfordshire -16 4 £344 +14.58% 1
Hampshire -16 4 £335 +8.94% 4
South Yorkshire +2 3 £358 -4.66% 5
Bracknell -1 3 - -
Manchester -10 3 - - 5

BGP
Top 30 Related IT Skills

For the 6 months to 2 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.

1 507 (84.36%) Cisco
2 444 (73.88%) OSPF
3 385 (64.06%) Firewall
4 363 (60.40%) Cisco Certification
5 272 (45.26%) CCNP
6 266 (44.26%) MPLS
7 245 (40.77%) WAN
8 244 (40.60%) Juniper
9 224 (37.27%) VPN
10 215 (35.77%) LAN
11 207 (34.44%) CheckPoint
12 187 (31.11%) EIGRP
13 169 (28.12%) F5
14 156 (25.96%) Cisco Nexus
15 146 (24.29%) Cisco ASA
16 133 (22.13%) TCP/IP
17 131 (21.80%) IPsec
18 130 (21.63%) Network Security
19 121 (20.13%) CCIE
20 113 (18.80%) Load Balancing
21 111 (18.47%) Network Design
22 106 (17.64%) CCNA
23 101 (16.81%) DNS
24 96 (15.97%) Finance
25 93 (15.47%) HSRP
26 89 (14.81%) VLAN
27 88 (14.64%) SNMP
28 87 (14.48%) Network Management
29 86 (14.31%) Telecoms
30 84 (13.98%) Ethernet

BGP
Top Related IT Skills by Category

For the 6 months to 2 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 34 (5.66%) Apache
2 14 (2.33%) MS Exchange
3 13 (2.16%) Exchange Server 2010
4 12 (2.00%) IIS
5 11 (1.83%) MediaWiki
5 11 (1.83%) Confluence
5 11 (1.83%) nginx
6 9 (1.50%) SharePoint
7 8 (1.33%) Lync
8 6 (1.00%) Exchange Server 2007
8 6 (1.00%) Exchange Server 2013
9 1 (0.17%) Tomcat
9 1 (0.17%) IBM Notes
Applications
1 27 (4.49%) MS Visio
2 25 (4.16%) MS Excel
3 11 (1.83%) MS Office
Business Applications
1 1 (0.17%) Summit
Cloud Services
1 5 (0.83%) SaaS
2 1 (0.17%) Office 365
Communications & Networking
1 444 (73.88%) OSPF
2 385 (64.06%) Firewall
3 266 (44.26%) MPLS
4 245 (40.77%) WAN
5 224 (37.27%) VPN
6 215 (35.77%) LAN
7 187 (31.11%) EIGRP
8 156 (25.96%) Cisco Nexus
9 146 (24.29%) Cisco ASA
10 133 (22.13%) TCP/IP
11 131 (21.80%) IPsec
12 130 (21.63%) Network Security
13 101 (16.81%) DNS
14 93 (15.47%) HSRP
15 89 (14.81%) VLAN
16 88 (14.64%) SNMP
17 84 (13.98%) Ethernet
17 84 (13.98%) Multicast
18 78 (12.98%) Cisco IOS
19 74 (12.31%) RIP
Database & Business Intelligence
1 15 (2.50%) SQL Server
2 13 (2.16%) MySQL
3 12 (2.00%) Relational Database
4 11 (1.83%) PostgreSQL
4 11 (1.83%) DB2
5 2 (0.33%) Data Mining
5 2 (0.33%) Data Warehouse
6 1 (0.17%) Ingres
Development Applications
1 12 (2.00%) Subversion
2 11 (1.83%) Jenkins
2 11 (1.83%) VSS/SourceSafe
2 11 (1.83%) JIRA
2 11 (1.83%) Hudson
2 11 (1.83%) Git (software)
3 7 (1.16%) GDB
4 1 (0.17%) Ant
General
1 96 (15.97%) Finance
2 86 (14.31%) Telecoms
3 58 (9.65%) Banking
4 26 (4.33%) Investment Banking
5 25 (4.16%) Retail
6 9 (1.50%) Financial Institution
7 7 (1.16%) Manufacturing
8 5 (0.83%) Spanish Language
9 4 (0.67%) Marketing
9 4 (0.67%) German Language
9 4 (0.67%) Local Government
9 4 (0.67%) Multimedia
9 4 (0.67%) Games
10 3 (0.50%) Publishing
10 3 (0.50%) Back Office
10 3 (0.50%) Law
10 3 (0.50%) Legal
11 2 (0.33%) Russian Language
11 2 (0.33%) Dutch Language
11 2 (0.33%) Billing
Job Titles
1 256 (42.60%) Network Engineer
2 60 (9.98%) Security Engineer
3 56 (9.32%) Architect
4 54 (8.99%) IP Engineer
5 50 (8.32%) Consultant
6 48 (7.99%) Cisco Engineer
6 48 (7.99%) Design Engineer
7 42 (6.99%) Senior Network Engineer
8 40 (6.66%) Network Security Engineer
9 38 (6.32%) Network Specialist
10 33 (5.49%) Network Consultant
11 30 (4.99%) Cisco Network Engineer
12 26 (4.33%) Analyst
13 24 (3.99%) Support Engineer
14 23 (3.83%) Network Architect
15 21 (3.49%) Network Support
16 19 (3.16%) Network Analyst
17 14 (2.33%) Security Specialist
17 14 (2.33%) Network Support Engineer
17 14 (2.33%) Solutions Architect
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 16 (2.66%) FIX Protocol
2 15 (2.50%) CSS
3 12 (2.00%) LAMP
4 11 (1.83%) Regular Expression
5 5 (0.83%) Middleware
6 4 (0.67%) VCL
7 2 (0.33%) XMPP
8 1 (0.17%) Rendezvous
Miscellaneous
1 38 (6.32%) Analytical Skills
2 19 (3.16%) Clustering
3 13 (2.16%) Thin Client
3 13 (2.16%) Fat Client
4 12 (2.00%) FlexPod
4 12 (2.00%) User Experience
5 11 (1.83%) Wiki
5 11 (1.83%) Visualisation
6 9 (1.50%) Open Source
7 7 (1.16%) Computer Science
8 5 (0.83%) NHS
8 5 (0.83%) PKI
9 4 (0.67%) SecurID
9 4 (0.67%) e-Health
9 4 (0.67%) Management Information System
10 3 (0.50%) Enterprise Software
11 2 (0.33%) Video Conferencing
11 2 (0.33%) Online Games
11 2 (0.33%) Hedge funds
11 2 (0.33%) Handset
Operating Systems
1 74 (12.31%) Windows
1 74 (12.31%) Linux
2 52 (8.65%) UNIX
3 12 (2.00%) CentOS
3 12 (2.00%) Windows Server 2003
3 12 (2.00%) AIX
4 11 (1.83%) Oracle Linux
4 11 (1.83%) SUSE
4 11 (1.83%) Debian
4 11 (1.83%) Ubuntu
5 10 (1.66%) Windows Server 2012
6 9 (1.50%) Solaris
6 9 (1.50%) Windows Server 2008
7 3 (0.50%) Windows 7
8 2 (0.33%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
8 2 (0.33%) Windows XP
8 2 (0.33%) Windows NT
9 1 (0.17%) Windows 2000
9 1 (0.17%) Windows 2000 Server
Processes & Methodologies
1 113 (18.80%) Load Balancing
2 111 (18.47%) Network Design
3 87 (14.48%) Network Management
4 78 (12.98%) ITIL
5 63 (10.48%) Network Monitoring
6 45 (7.49%) Mentoring
6 45 (7.49%) Network Architecture
7 43 (7.15%) Change Management
8 37 (6.16%) Migration
9 34 (5.66%) Low Latency
10 31 (5.16%) Project Management
11 24 (3.99%) E-Commerce
11 24 (3.99%) Capacity Planning
12 23 (3.83%) Service Delivery
13 21 (3.49%) Disaster Recovery
14 18 (3.00%) Risk Assessment
15 16 (2.66%) Performance Monitoring
16 15 (2.50%) High Availability
17 14 (2.33%) Problem Management
17 14 (2.33%) Line Management
Programming Languages
1 40 (6.66%) Perl
2 27 (4.49%) SQL
3 21 (3.49%) C
4 17 (2.83%) Java
5 16 (2.66%) PHP
6 15 (2.50%) Python
6 15 (2.50%) Bash Shell
7 12 (2.00%) Ruby
8 9 (1.50%) R
9 6 (1.00%) Tcl
9 6 (1.00%) Lisp
9 6 (1.00%) Embedded C
10 1 (0.17%) VB
10 1 (0.17%) Shell Script
Qualifications
1 363 (60.40%) Cisco Certification
2 272 (45.26%) CCNP
3 121 (20.13%) CCIE
4 106 (17.64%) CCNA
5 50 (8.32%) Security Cleared
6 42 (6.99%) CCDP
7 41 (6.82%) SC Cleared
8 32 (5.32%) CCSE
9 27 (4.49%) CCSP
10 23 (3.83%) CISSP
11 22 (3.66%) Check Point Certification
12 20 (3.33%) JNCIP
13 16 (2.66%) Degree
14 14 (2.33%) JNCIE
15 13 (2.16%) CCSA
15 13 (2.16%) CCIP
16 12 (2.00%) JNCIA
17 11 (1.83%) JNCIS
18 9 (1.50%) HP ASE
19 7 (1.16%) ACSP
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 22 (3.66%) SLA
2 21 (3.49%) PCI DSS
3 8 (1.33%) QA
4 2 (0.33%) ISO 9001
5 1 (0.17%) ISO 14001
5 1 (0.17%) ISO/IEC 27001
System Software
1 38 (6.32%) VMware Infrastructure
2 21 (3.49%) vSphere
3 20 (3.33%) Snort
3 20 (3.33%) Active Directory
4 16 (2.66%) ProxySG
5 13 (2.16%) XenServer
6 11 (1.83%) Samba
6 11 (1.83%) Firmware
6 11 (1.83%) FreeRADIUS
6 11 (1.83%) Postfix
7 8 (1.33%) Hyper-V
8 7 (1.16%) XenApp
9 6 (1.00%) Varnish
9 6 (1.00%) XenDesktop
9 6 (1.00%) NFS
10 4 (0.67%) Nmap
11 3 (0.50%) OpenSSH
11 3 (0.50%) VMware ESXi
12 1 (0.17%) Citrix Presentation Server
Systems Management
1 24 (3.99%) FortiGate
2 18 (3.00%) OPNET
3 14 (2.33%) CA Spectrum
3 14 (2.33%) Cisco Prime
4 13 (2.16%) RANCID
5 12 (2.00%) OpenNMS
6 11 (1.83%) Puppet
6 11 (1.83%) ZABBIX
7 9 (1.50%) Cisco CUCM
7 9 (1.50%) CiscoWorks
8 7 (1.16%) SCOrch
8 7 (1.16%) Nessus
9 6 (1.00%) SolarWinds Orion
10 3 (0.50%) Opscode Chef
10 3 (0.50%) Salt
10 3 (0.50%) MAILsweeper
10 3 (0.50%) Nagios
11 2 (0.33%) HP Quality Center
11 2 (0.33%) BladeLogic
11 2 (0.33%) Netcool
Vendors
1 507 (84.36%) Cisco
2 244 (40.60%) Juniper
3 207 (34.44%) CheckPoint
4 169 (28.12%) F5
5 74 (12.31%) Blue Coat
6 70 (11.65%) VMware
7 59 (9.82%) Citrix
8 58 (9.65%) Microsoft
9 45 (7.49%) HP
10 43 (7.15%) Nokia
11 37 (6.16%) Riverbed
12 33 (5.49%) SolarWinds
13 32 (5.32%) Fortinet
14 19 (3.16%) Radware
14 19 (3.16%) Sourcefire
15 18 (3.00%) Redback
15 18 (3.00%) BMC
16 17 (2.83%) Aruba
17 16 (2.66%) Infoblox
18 15 (2.50%) Nortel
Manchester, Lancashire
Randstad Technologies
Rate: £300 - £340 per day
Posted: 54 minutes ago
Greater Manchester
NES Global Talent
Rate: Good rate
Posted: 3 hours ago
City, London
FT Select
Rate: From £250 to £340 per annum
Posted: Yesterday
London
Cyber Team
Rate: Unspecified Salary Negotiable
Posted: Yesterday
Sheffield, South Yorkshire
Synergize Consulting
Posted: 2 days ago
City, London
TEKsystems
Rate: £300 per day
Posted: 3 days ago
City of London
iKonnect
Rate: £525 - £550 per day
Posted: 10 days ago
Telford
Orgtel
Rate: £200 - £300 per day
Posted: 13 days ago
West Midlands
Jumar Solutions
Posted: 14 days ago
Berkshire
CACI Network Services
Rate: Up to £500 per day
Posted: 16 days ago
North London
DP Connect
Rate: £200 - £250 per day
Posted: 16 days ago
London
Hays IT - Uk Posting account
Rate: £400.00 - £550.00 per day
Posted: 20 days ago
Somerset
Opus Recruitment Solutions Ltd
Rate: £200 - £250 per annum
Posted: 21 days ago
West London
Orgtel
Rate: £200 - £300 per day
Posted: 22 days ago