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 11 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
11 Jul 2014
Same period 2013 Same period 2012
Border Gateway Protocol (BGP)
Rank 347 378 366
Rank change year-on-year
+31 -12
Contract jobs citing BGP 255 200 232
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the UK 0.48% 0.40% 0.41%
As % of the Communications & Networking category 3.54% 2.86% 2.65%
Number of daily rates quoted 145 94 114
Average daily rate
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£383 £351 £350
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+8.97% +0.28%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £250 £280 £225
10% offered a daily rate of more than £498 £447 £446
UK excluding London average daily rate £350 £338 £320
% change year-on-year
+3.70% +5.46%
Number of hourly rates quoted 5 3 3
Average hourly rate £42.00 £50.00 £27.50
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
-16.00% +81.81%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £34.00 £48.40 £22.30
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £144.00 £58.00 £41.50
UK excluding London average hourly rate £41.00 £50.00 £27.50
% change year-on-year
-18.00% +81.81%
Communications & Networking Category
UK
Contract IT job ads with a match in the
Communications & Networking category
7201 6993 8756
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the UK 13.67% 13.95% 15.32%
Number of daily rates quoted 3852 3553 3828
Average daily rate £350 £350 £350
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 £325 £320 £325
% change year-on-year
+1.56% -1.53%
Number of hourly rates quoted 388 513 662
Average hourly rate £19.00 £23.75 £23.00
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
-20.00% +3.26%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £11.56 £13.75 £12.71
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £40.50 £42.50 £45.00
UK excluding London average hourly rate £19.00 £24.50 £25.00
% change year-on-year
-22.44% -2.00%

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 11 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 11 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 11 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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statistics and historical trends)
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 +36 242 £383 +9.28% 89
London +13 114 £400 +9.58% 45
South East +17 63 £350 -6.66% 14
Berkshire +21 38 £338 -7.53% 7
City of London +26 26 £400 +6.66% 17
South West -14 18 £413 +39.83% 4
Reading +10 16 £379 +14.77% 3
West Midlands -4 15 £304 -43.75% 8
East of England -11 10 £335 +74.02% 7
Birmingham - 10 £308 - 6
Yorkshire -1 9 £394 +21.23% 5
North West -4 8 £290 - 4
Hampshire -7 8 £173 -50.71% 4
Surrey +3 7 £450 +20.00% 1
North Yorkshire - 7 £401 -
York - 7 £401 -
Bristol -18 6 £425 +41.66% 1
Wiltshire -6 5 £519 +78.89% 1
Kent -1 4 £350 +45.83% 1
Guildford - 4 £383 -
Manchester +3 3 - - 3
Southampton 0 3 £195 -44.28%
Swindon -2 3 £519 +78.90%
Cambridgeshire -9 3 £325 -
Gloucestershire -9 3 £325 -
Hertfordshire - 3 £335 - 2
Cambridge - 3 £325 -
Leeds -4 2 £325 - 4
West Yorkshire -4 2 £325 - 4
Essex -6 2 £388 +101.29% 1

BGP
Top 30 Related IT Skills

For the 6 months to 11 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.

1 400 (81.47%) Cisco
2 366 (74.54%) OSPF
3 296 (60.29%) Firewall
3 296 (60.29%) Cisco Certification
4 232 (47.25%) CCNP
5 223 (45.42%) MPLS
6 203 (41.34%) WAN
7 192 (39.10%) Juniper
8 183 (37.27%) CheckPoint
9 179 (36.46%) LAN
10 174 (35.44%) VPN
11 145 (29.53%) F5
12 138 (28.11%) EIGRP
12 138 (28.11%) Network Security
12 138 (28.11%) Cisco ASA
13 105 (21.38%) Cisco IOS
13 105 (21.38%) IPsec
14 104 (21.18%) TCP/IP
15 103 (20.98%) Load Balancing
16 100 (20.37%) DNS
17 98 (19.96%) Cisco Nexus
18 89 (18.13%) CCIE
19 84 (17.11%) Telecoms
20 82 (16.70%) CCNA
21 78 (15.89%) Network Design
22 75 (15.27%) Blue Coat
22 75 (15.27%) VoIP
22 75 (15.27%) VMware
23 73 (14.87%) Linux
24 71 (14.46%) Ethernet

BGP
Top Related IT Skills by Category

For the 6 months to 11 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 25 (5.09%) Apache
2 12 (2.44%) nginx
2 12 (2.44%) Confluence
2 12 (2.44%) MediaWiki
3 11 (2.24%) MS Exchange
4 10 (2.04%) Exchange Server 2010
5 7 (1.43%) Lync
5 7 (1.43%) Exchange Server 2007
6 6 (1.22%) Exchange Server 2013
7 4 (0.81%) SharePoint
8 3 (0.61%) CMS
8 3 (0.61%) IIS
9 1 (0.20%) IBM Notes
9 1 (0.20%) Tomcat
9 1 (0.20%) Exchange Server 5.5
Applications
1 16 (3.26%) MS Excel
1 16 (3.26%) MS Visio
2 12 (2.44%) MS Office
Business Applications
1 2 (0.41%) Remedy ITSM
2 1 (0.20%) SAP Oil and Gas
2 1 (0.20%) SAP CCM
Cloud Services
1 2 (0.41%) SaaS
Communications & Networking
1 366 (74.54%) OSPF
2 296 (60.29%) Firewall
3 223 (45.42%) MPLS
4 203 (41.34%) WAN
5 179 (36.46%) LAN
6 174 (35.44%) VPN
7 138 (28.11%) EIGRP
7 138 (28.11%) Network Security
7 138 (28.11%) Cisco ASA
8 105 (21.38%) Cisco IOS
8 105 (21.38%) IPsec
9 104 (21.18%) TCP/IP
10 100 (20.37%) DNS
11 98 (19.96%) Cisco Nexus
12 75 (15.27%) VoIP
13 71 (14.46%) Ethernet
13 71 (14.46%) VLAN
14 68 (13.85%) DHCP
15 67 (13.65%) HSRP
16 66 (13.44%) Wireless
Database & Business Intelligence
1 14 (2.85%) MySQL
2 13 (2.65%) Relational Database
3 12 (2.44%) PostgreSQL
4 7 (1.43%) SQL Server
4 7 (1.43%) MS Access
5 2 (0.41%) Data Warehouse
5 2 (0.41%) DB2
5 2 (0.41%) SQL Server 2008
6 1 (0.20%) SQL Server 2005
6 1 (0.20%) Ingres
Development Applications
1 13 (2.65%) Subversion
2 12 (2.44%) JIRA
2 12 (2.44%) Git (software)
2 12 (2.44%) Hudson
2 12 (2.44%) Jenkins
3 5 (1.02%) GDB
4 4 (0.81%) VSS/SourceSafe
5 1 (0.20%) Ant
5 1 (0.20%) Firebug
5 1 (0.20%) Fiddler
General
1 84 (17.11%) Telecoms
2 68 (13.85%) Finance
3 43 (8.76%) Banking
4 21 (4.28%) Investment Banking
5 9 (1.83%) Retail
5 9 (1.83%) Legal
6 8 (1.63%) Law
7 7 (1.43%) Financial Institution
7 7 (1.43%) German Language
8 5 (1.02%) Games
8 5 (1.02%) Back Office
9 4 (0.81%) Manufacturing
10 3 (0.61%) Advertising
10 3 (0.61%) Publishing
10 3 (0.61%) Front Office
10 3 (0.61%) Local Government
11 2 (0.41%) Multimedia
11 2 (0.41%) Electronics
12 1 (0.20%) Billing
12 1 (0.20%) Japanese Language
Job Titles
1 202 (41.14%) Network Engineer
2 64 (13.03%) Security Engineer
3 47 (9.57%) Network Security Engineer
4 45 (9.16%) Consultant
5 43 (8.76%) Architect
6 38 (7.74%) IP Engineer
7 35 (7.13%) Design Engineer
8 34 (6.92%) Network Specialist
9 31 (6.31%) Cisco Engineer
10 30 (6.11%) Network Consultant
11 28 (5.70%) Senior Network Engineer
12 26 (5.30%) Security Specialist
13 25 (5.09%) Network Architect
13 25 (5.09%) Network Security Specialist
14 23 (4.68%) Firewall Engineer
14 23 (4.68%) Cisco Network Engineer
14 23 (4.68%) Analyst
15 21 (4.28%) Network Analyst
16 17 (3.46%) Test Engineer
17 14 (2.85%) Support Engineer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 13 (2.65%) LAMP
2 9 (1.83%) VCL
3 3 (0.61%) CSS
4 2 (0.41%) FIX Protocol
4 2 (0.41%) Regular Expression
5 1 (0.20%) Rendezvous
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
Miscellaneous
1 29 (5.91%) Thin Client
1 29 (5.91%) Fat Client
2 13 (2.65%) Clustering
3 12 (2.44%) Wiki
3 12 (2.44%) Video Conferencing
4 10 (2.04%) Firmware
5 8 (1.63%) NHS
6 5 (1.02%) Computer Science
6 5 (1.02%) Open Source
6 5 (1.02%) Hedge funds
7 3 (0.61%) Enterprise Software
7 3 (0.61%) Derivative
8 2 (0.41%) FlexPod
8 2 (0.41%) Management Information System
8 2 (0.41%) IVR
8 2 (0.41%) SecurID
8 2 (0.41%) PKI
9 1 (0.20%) Web 2.0
9 1 (0.20%) CESG
9 1 (0.20%) e-Health
Operating Systems
1 73 (14.87%) Linux
2 53 (10.79%) Windows
3 30 (6.11%) UNIX
4 16 (3.26%) Windows Server 2003
5 12 (2.44%) Debian
5 12 (2.44%) Ubuntu
6 11 (2.24%) Windows Server 2008
7 10 (2.04%) CentOS
8 7 (1.43%) Solaris
9 6 (1.22%) Windows Server 2012
10 3 (0.61%) AIX
10 3 (0.61%) Windows 7
11 2 (0.41%) Oracle Linux
11 2 (0.41%) SUSE
12 1 (0.20%) Windows NT
12 1 (0.20%) Windows XP
12 1 (0.20%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
12 1 (0.20%) Windows 2000 Server
Processes & Methodologies
1 103 (20.98%) Load Balancing
2 78 (15.89%) Network Design
3 65 (13.24%) Network Management
4 49 (9.98%) ITIL
5 40 (8.15%) E-Commerce
6 30 (6.11%) Capacity Planning
7 29 (5.91%) Network Monitoring
8 27 (5.50%) Project Management
9 26 (5.30%) Change Management
9 26 (5.30%) Migration
10 25 (5.09%) Network Architecture
11 20 (4.07%) Low Latency
12 19 (3.87%) Disaster Recovery
13 17 (3.46%) Risk Assessment
14 16 (3.26%) Service Delivery
15 13 (2.65%) Data Modelling
15 13 (2.65%) Validation
15 13 (2.65%) Incident Management
15 13 (2.65%) Continuous Integration
16 12 (2.44%) DevOps
Programming Languages
1 38 (7.74%) Perl
2 33 (6.72%) C
3 27 (5.50%) SQL
4 23 (4.68%) Java
4 23 (4.68%) PHP
5 19 (3.87%) Python
6 16 (3.26%) Bash Shell
7 13 (2.65%) Ruby
8 9 (1.83%) VB
9 7 (1.43%) Tcl
10 4 (0.81%) Embedded C
11 2 (0.41%) Lisp
12 1 (0.20%) Shell Script
12 1 (0.20%) VBScript
Qualifications
1 296 (60.29%) Cisco Certification
2 232 (47.25%) CCNP
3 89 (18.13%) CCIE
4 82 (16.70%) CCNA
5 42 (8.55%) CCDP
6 34 (6.92%) Security Cleared
7 33 (6.72%) CCSE
8 25 (5.09%) SC Cleared
9 23 (4.68%) Degree
10 21 (4.28%) CCSP
11 18 (3.67%) Check Point Certification
12 17 (3.46%) CISSP
13 15 (3.05%) JNCIS
14 14 (2.85%) JNCIP
14 14 (2.85%) CCIP
15 9 (1.83%) MCSE
15 9 (1.83%) Microsoft Certification
15 9 (1.83%) CCSA
16 8 (1.63%) VMware Certified Professional (VCP)
16 8 (1.63%) JNCIA
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 16 (3.26%) PCI DSS
2 15 (3.05%) SLA
3 6 (1.22%) QA
4 2 (0.41%) ISO/IEC 27001
5 1 (0.20%) COBIT
5 1 (0.20%) ISO/IEC 17799
5 1 (0.20%) ISO 9001
System Software
1 54 (11.00%) VMware Infrastructure
2 14 (2.85%) Active Directory
3 13 (2.65%) XenServer
4 12 (2.44%) Samba
4 12 (2.44%) Postfix
5 11 (2.24%) vSphere
5 11 (2.24%) Varnish
6 9 (1.83%) Snort
7 7 (1.43%) ProxySG
8 6 (1.22%) XenApp
8 6 (1.22%) XenDesktop
9 4 (0.81%) NFS
10 3 (0.61%) VMware ESX
10 3 (0.61%) Hyper-V
10 3 (0.61%) OpenSSH
11 2 (0.41%) FreeRADIUS
11 2 (0.41%) vCloud
12 1 (0.20%) VMware ESXi
Systems Management
1 18 (3.67%) FortiGate
2 17 (3.46%) Cisco CUCM
3 12 (2.44%) Puppet
3 12 (2.44%) ZABBIX
4 10 (2.04%) OPNET
5 8 (1.63%) CiscoWorks
5 8 (1.63%) Cisco Prime
6 6 (1.22%) Cisco UCCX
7 5 (1.02%) CA Spectrum
8 3 (0.61%) Nagios
8 3 (0.61%) MAILsweeper
8 3 (0.61%) SolarWinds Orion
9 2 (0.41%) Cisco UCCE
9 2 (0.41%) HP Quality Center
9 2 (0.41%) Cacti
9 2 (0.41%) WSUS
9 2 (0.41%) SCOrch
9 2 (0.41%) OpenView
10 1 (0.20%) Opscode Chef
10 1 (0.20%) Salt
Vendors
1 400 (81.47%) Cisco
2 192 (39.10%) Juniper
3 183 (37.27%) CheckPoint
4 145 (29.53%) F5
5 75 (15.27%) VMware
5 75 (15.27%) Blue Coat
6 63 (12.83%) Citrix
7 45 (9.16%) HP
8 29 (5.91%) Microsoft
9 28 (5.70%) Riverbed
9 28 (5.70%) Infoblox
10 26 (5.30%) Nokia
11 25 (5.09%) Imperva
12 24 (4.89%) Huawei
13 22 (4.48%) Fortinet
14 20 (4.07%) SolarWinds
15 17 (3.46%) Red Hat
16 16 (3.26%) Ericsson
16 16 (3.26%) BT
17 15 (3.05%) Radware
City, London
I.T. Skillfinder
Rate: £1 per day + negotiable
Posted: 2 days ago
City, London
Aston Carter
Rate: £250 - £275 per day
Posted: 2 days ago
Central London / West End
Nationwide People Ltd
Rate: £300 - £350 Per Day Ltd company basis
Posted: 2 days ago
City, London
Connectus
Rate: £550 per day
Posted: 3 days ago
City, London
HAYS INFORMATION TECHNOLOGY
Rate: £275.00 - £325.00 per day
Posted: 3 days ago
Warrington, Cheshire
Circle Recruitment
Rate: £250 - £310 per day
Posted: 3 days ago
London
Harvey Nash plc
Rate: £325 per day
Posted: 3 days ago
West Midlands
Aston Carter
Rate: £300 per day
Posted: 4 days ago
London
Hydrogen Group
Rate: £300.00 - £350.00 per day
Posted: 4 days ago
London
Oliver Bernard
Rate: Up to £400 per day
Posted: 4 days ago
Birmingham, West Midlands (County)
Burns Sheehan
Rate: £300 per day
Posted: 4 days ago
Birmingham, West Midlands (County)
E-synergy Solutions
Rate: £200 - £300 per day
Posted: 4 days ago
Birmingham, West Midlands (County)
ComputAppoint
Rate: £250 - £300 per day
Posted: 4 days ago
London
Hays IT - Uk Posting account
Rate: £70000.00 - £90000.00 per day
Posted: 4 days ago
London
Hays IT - Uk Posting account
Rate: £400.00 - £450.00 per day
Posted: 7 days ago
London
Hays IT - Uk Posting account
Rate: £500.00 - £540.00 per day
Posted: 8 days ago
East London
Mint Recruitment Solutions
Rate: £250 - £300 per day
Posted: 8 days ago
City of London
Austin Fraser Limited
Rate: NEG
Posted: 9 days ago
Bedfordshire
Austin Fraser Limited
Rate: NEG
Posted: 10 days ago