The first table below looks at the demand 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 28 July 2014 with a comparison to the same period in the previous 2 years. The second table is for comparison and provides aggregates for all of the Communications & Networking category.

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
28 Jul 2014
Same period 2013 Same period 2012
Border Gateway Protocol (BGP)
Rank 343 359 354
Rank change year-on-year
+16 -5
Contract jobs citing BGP 282 217 244
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the UK 0.52% 0.42% 0.42%
As % of the Communications & Networking category 3.74% 3.11% 2.72%
Number of daily rates quoted 156 103 115
Average daily rate
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£375 £350 £350
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+7.14% -
90% offered a daily rate of more than £269 £290 £200
10% offered a daily rate of more than £493 £421 £450
UK excluding London average daily rate £350 £325 £300
% change year-on-year
+7.69% +8.33%
Number of hourly rates quoted 7 5 4
Average hourly rate £40.00 £48.00 £27.50
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
-16.66% +74.54%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £36.00 £38.40 £22.95
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £141.00 £56.00 £39.75
UK excluding London average hourly rate £40.00 £41.00 £27.50
% change year-on-year
-2.43% +49.09%
Communications & Networking Category
UK
Contract IT job ads with a match in the
Communications & Networking category
7542 6984 8956
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the UK 13.80% 13.66% 15.46%
Number of daily rates quoted 4022 3605 3937
Average daily rate £360 £350 £350
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+2.85% -
90% offered a daily rate of more than £210 £200 £200
10% offered a daily rate of more than £500 £488 £475
UK excluding London average daily rate £335 £320 £325
% change year-on-year
+4.68% -1.53%
Number of hourly rates quoted 408 468 690
Average hourly rate £20.00 £25.00 £22.50
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
-20.00% +11.11%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £12.00 £13.65 £12.50
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £42.50 £42.50 £45.00
UK excluding London average hourly rate £20.00 £25.50 £24.97
% change year-on-year
-21.56% +2.12%

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 28 July 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 28 July 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 28 July 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 +45 268 £375 +7.14% 98
London +36 126 £400 +7.74% 47
South East -2 61 £350 -6.66% 10
Berkshire +25 38 £400 +21.21% 3
City of London +16 32 £388 +3.33% 25
South West -19 19 £413 +39.83% 4
West Midlands +3 17 £304 -16.78% 8
North West -1 15 £280 -39.45% 3
Yorkshire +3 14 £388 +19.23% 14
Reading +12 12 £354 +7.19%
Cheshire +4 10 £280 -
Birmingham - 10 £308 - 5
East of England -32 9 £335 +13.55% 10
West Yorkshire +1 8 £325 - 12
Leeds +3 7 £325 - 12
Surrey -4 7 £450 +20.00%
Bristol -15 7 £425 +41.66% 1
York - 6 £401 -
North Yorkshire - 6 £401 - 1
Manchester -2 5 - - 3
Wiltshire -9 5 £519 +78.89%
Hampshire -12 5 £195 -44.28% 4
Kent - 4 £350 -
Guildford - 4 £383 -
Swindon -3 3 £519 +78.90%
Buckinghamshire -6 3 - - 1
Cambridgeshire -9 3 £325 -
Gloucestershire -13 3 £325 - 3
Bedfordshire -17 3 £350 +16.66% 5
Milton Keynes - 3 - -

BGP
Top 30 Related IT Skills

For the 6 months to 28 July 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.

1 407 (80.59%) Cisco
2 370 (73.27%) OSPF
3 303 (60.00%) Firewall
4 296 (58.61%) Cisco Certification
5 229 (45.35%) CCNP
6 227 (44.95%) MPLS
7 204 (40.40%) WAN
8 193 (38.22%) Juniper
9 182 (36.04%) VPN
10 181 (35.84%) CheckPoint
11 180 (35.64%) LAN
12 146 (28.91%) F5
13 139 (27.52%) Cisco ASA
14 137 (27.13%) Network Security
15 136 (26.93%) EIGRP
16 112 (22.18%) IPsec
17 106 (20.99%) TCP/IP
18 103 (20.40%) DNS
19 102 (20.20%) Cisco IOS
20 101 (20.00%) Load Balancing
21 99 (19.60%) Cisco Nexus
22 92 (18.22%) CCIE
23 83 (16.44%) Blue Coat
24 81 (16.04%) Telecoms
25 80 (15.84%) Network Design
26 77 (15.25%) CCNA
26 77 (15.25%) Linux
27 75 (14.85%) VoIP
28 74 (14.65%) Finance
29 73 (14.46%) VMware

BGP
Top Related IT Skills by Category

For the 6 months to 28 July 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 27 (5.35%) Apache
2 13 (2.57%) nginx
2 13 (2.57%) Confluence
2 13 (2.57%) MediaWiki
3 12 (2.38%) MS Exchange
4 11 (2.18%) Exchange Server 2010
5 9 (1.78%) Lync
6 6 (1.19%) Exchange Server 2013
6 6 (1.19%) SharePoint
6 6 (1.19%) Exchange Server 2007
7 4 (0.79%) IIS
8 1 (0.20%) IBM Notes
8 1 (0.20%) Tomcat
8 1 (0.20%) CMS
8 1 (0.20%) Exchange Server 5.5
Applications
1 19 (3.76%) MS Excel
2 18 (3.56%) MS Visio
3 13 (2.57%) MS Office
Business Applications
1 1 (0.20%) SAP Oil and Gas
1 1 (0.20%) SAP CCM
1 1 (0.20%) Remedy ITSM
Cloud Services
1 2 (0.40%) SaaS
Communications & Networking
1 370 (73.27%) OSPF
2 303 (60.00%) Firewall
3 227 (44.95%) MPLS
4 204 (40.40%) WAN
5 182 (36.04%) VPN
6 180 (35.64%) LAN
7 139 (27.52%) Cisco ASA
8 137 (27.13%) Network Security
9 136 (26.93%) EIGRP
10 112 (22.18%) IPsec
11 106 (20.99%) TCP/IP
12 103 (20.40%) DNS
13 102 (20.20%) Cisco IOS
14 99 (19.60%) Cisco Nexus
15 75 (14.85%) VoIP
16 71 (14.06%) VLAN
17 70 (13.86%) Ethernet
18 69 (13.66%) Wireless
19 66 (13.07%) HSRP
20 65 (12.87%) DHCP
Database & Business Intelligence
1 15 (2.97%) MySQL
2 14 (2.77%) Relational Database
3 13 (2.57%) PostgreSQL
4 7 (1.39%) SQL Server
5 6 (1.19%) MS Access
6 3 (0.59%) DB2
7 2 (0.40%) Data Warehouse
8 1 (0.20%) Ingres
8 1 (0.20%) SQL Server 2008
Development Applications
1 14 (2.77%) Subversion
2 13 (2.57%) JIRA
2 13 (2.57%) Git (software)
2 13 (2.57%) Hudson
2 13 (2.57%) Jenkins
3 5 (0.99%) GDB
3 5 (0.99%) VSS/SourceSafe
4 1 (0.20%) Ant
4 1 (0.20%) Firebug
4 1 (0.20%) Fiddler
General
1 81 (16.04%) Telecoms
2 74 (14.65%) Finance
3 44 (8.71%) Banking
4 21 (4.16%) Investment Banking
5 12 (2.38%) Retail
6 7 (1.39%) Law
6 7 (1.39%) Financial Institution
7 6 (1.19%) German Language
8 5 (0.99%) Back Office
8 5 (0.99%) Legal
8 5 (0.99%) Manufacturing
8 5 (0.99%) Games
9 3 (0.59%) Publishing
9 3 (0.59%) Local Government
9 3 (0.59%) Front Office
10 2 (0.40%) Electronics
10 2 (0.40%) Multimedia
11 1 (0.20%) Billing
11 1 (0.20%) Marketing
11 1 (0.20%) Advertising
Job Titles
1 200 (39.60%) Network Engineer
2 59 (11.68%) Security Engineer
3 52 (10.30%) Consultant
4 46 (9.11%) Architect
5 42 (8.32%) Network Security Engineer
6 39 (7.72%) IP Engineer
7 37 (7.33%) Network Specialist
8 36 (7.13%) Cisco Engineer
9 34 (6.73%) Design Engineer
10 33 (6.53%) Network Consultant
11 26 (5.15%) Senior Network Engineer
11 26 (5.15%) Security Specialist
11 26 (5.15%) Cisco Network Engineer
12 25 (4.95%) Network Security Specialist
13 24 (4.75%) Network Architect
14 22 (4.36%) Analyst
14 22 (4.36%) Firewall Engineer
15 18 (3.56%) Support Engineer
16 17 (3.37%) Network Support
17 16 (3.17%) Test Engineer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 14 (2.77%) LAMP
2 9 (1.78%) VCL
3 5 (0.99%) CSS
4 3 (0.59%) Regular Expression
5 1 (0.20%) JSP
5 1 (0.20%) EDI
5 1 (0.20%) HTML
5 1 (0.20%) .NET
5 1 (0.20%) DCOM
5 1 (0.20%) Rendezvous
5 1 (0.20%) FIX Protocol
Miscellaneous
1 28 (5.54%) Thin Client
1 28 (5.54%) Fat Client
2 16 (3.17%) Clustering
3 13 (2.57%) Wiki
4 10 (1.98%) Video Conferencing
4 10 (1.98%) Firmware
5 7 (1.39%) PKI
6 5 (0.99%) NHS
6 5 (0.99%) Computer Science
6 5 (0.99%) Open Source
7 4 (0.79%) Hedge funds
8 3 (0.59%) Derivative
8 3 (0.59%) Enterprise Software
9 2 (0.40%) FlexPod
9 2 (0.40%) SecurID
9 2 (0.40%) Visualisation
9 2 (0.40%) Online Games
9 2 (0.40%) Management Information System
10 1 (0.20%) Streaming Video
10 1 (0.20%) Replication
Operating Systems
1 77 (15.25%) Linux
2 59 (11.68%) Windows
3 28 (5.54%) UNIX
4 15 (2.97%) Windows Server 2003
5 13 (2.57%) Debian
5 13 (2.57%) Ubuntu
6 10 (1.98%) CentOS
7 9 (1.78%) Windows Server 2008
8 8 (1.58%) Solaris
9 7 (1.39%) Windows Server 2012
10 4 (0.79%) AIX
11 3 (0.59%) SUSE
11 3 (0.59%) Windows 7
11 3 (0.59%) Oracle Linux
12 1 (0.20%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
12 1 (0.20%) Windows 2000 Server
12 1 (0.20%) Windows NT
12 1 (0.20%) Windows XP
Processes & Methodologies
1 101 (20.00%) Load Balancing
2 80 (15.84%) Network Design
3 66 (13.07%) Network Management
4 51 (10.10%) ITIL
5 38 (7.52%) E-Commerce
6 32 (6.34%) Network Monitoring
7 31 (6.14%) Capacity Planning
8 30 (5.94%) Change Management
9 29 (5.74%) Project Management
10 28 (5.54%) Migration
11 27 (5.35%) Network Architecture
12 23 (4.55%) Disaster Recovery
13 22 (4.36%) Service Delivery
14 20 (3.96%) Low Latency
15 18 (3.56%) Risk Assessment
16 15 (2.97%) WAN Optimisation
17 14 (2.77%) Data Modelling
17 14 (2.77%) Continuous Integration
18 13 (2.57%) DevOps
19 12 (2.38%) Validation
Programming Languages
1 36 (7.13%) Perl
2 33 (6.53%) C
3 28 (5.54%) SQL
4 24 (4.75%) Java
4 24 (4.75%) PHP
5 20 (3.96%) Python
6 17 (3.37%) Bash Shell
7 14 (2.77%) Ruby
8 7 (1.39%) Tcl
8 7 (1.39%) VB
9 5 (0.99%) Lisp
10 4 (0.79%) Embedded C
11 1 (0.20%) Shell Script
11 1 (0.20%) R
Qualifications
1 296 (58.61%) Cisco Certification
2 229 (45.35%) CCNP
3 92 (18.22%) CCIE
4 77 (15.25%) CCNA
5 42 (8.32%) CCDP
6 36 (7.13%) CCSE
6 36 (7.13%) Security Cleared
7 26 (5.15%) SC Cleared
8 21 (4.16%) CCSP
9 20 (3.96%) Degree
10 19 (3.76%) Check Point Certification
11 18 (3.56%) CISSP
12 15 (2.97%) JNCIP
12 15 (2.97%) CCIP
13 11 (2.18%) JNCIS
14 10 (1.98%) JNCIE
15 9 (1.78%) CCSA
15 9 (1.78%) MCSE
15 9 (1.78%) Microsoft Certification
16 8 (1.58%) VMware Certified Professional (VCP)
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 17 (3.37%) PCI DSS
2 16 (3.17%) SLA
3 7 (1.39%) QA
4 1 (0.20%) ISO 9001
4 1 (0.20%) ISO/IEC 27001
4 1 (0.20%) COBIT
System Software
1 52 (10.30%) VMware Infrastructure
2 15 (2.97%) Active Directory
3 14 (2.77%) XenServer
4 13 (2.57%) Samba
4 13 (2.57%) Postfix
5 12 (2.38%) vSphere
6 11 (2.18%) Varnish
7 10 (1.98%) Snort
8 7 (1.39%) ProxySG
9 6 (1.19%) XenApp
9 6 (1.19%) XenDesktop
10 5 (0.99%) Hyper-V
11 4 (0.79%) NFS
12 3 (0.59%) OpenSSH
12 3 (0.59%) FreeRADIUS
13 2 (0.40%) vCloud
13 2 (0.40%) VMware ESX
14 1 (0.20%) VMware ESXi
Systems Management
1 19 (3.76%) FortiGate
2 16 (3.17%) Cisco CUCM
3 14 (2.77%) OPNET
4 13 (2.57%) ZABBIX
4 13 (2.57%) Puppet
5 9 (1.78%) Cisco Prime
6 7 (1.39%) CiscoWorks
7 5 (0.99%) CA Spectrum
8 4 (0.79%) SCOrch
9 3 (0.59%) Nagios
9 3 (0.59%) MAILsweeper
9 3 (0.59%) Cisco UCCX
9 3 (0.59%) SolarWinds Orion
10 2 (0.40%) Cacti
10 2 (0.40%) OpenView
10 2 (0.40%) HP Quality Center
10 2 (0.40%) Cisco IPCC
10 2 (0.40%) Opscode Chef
10 2 (0.40%) Salt
11 1 (0.20%) Backup Exec
Vendors
1 407 (80.59%) Cisco
2 193 (38.22%) Juniper
3 181 (35.84%) CheckPoint
4 146 (28.91%) F5
5 83 (16.44%) Blue Coat
6 73 (14.46%) VMware
7 65 (12.87%) Citrix
8 44 (8.71%) HP
9 33 (6.53%) Microsoft
10 30 (5.94%) Riverbed
11 28 (5.54%) Infoblox
12 27 (5.35%) Nokia
13 25 (4.95%) Imperva
14 23 (4.55%) Huawei
15 22 (4.36%) Fortinet
16 19 (3.76%) SolarWinds
17 17 (3.37%) Red Hat
18 16 (3.17%) Ericsson
19 15 (2.97%) Aruba
19 15 (2.97%) Radware
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