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 September 2015 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 Sep 2015
Same period 2014 Same period 2013
Border Gateway Protocol (BGP)
Rank 305 336 320
Rank change year-on-year
+31 -16
Contract jobs citing BGP 398 311 296
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the UK 0.67% 0.55% 0.55%
As % of the Communications & Networking category 4.85% 3.74% 4.09%
Number of daily rates quoted 246 170 159
Average daily rate
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Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+12.85% -0.54%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £275 £263 £290
10% offered a daily rate of more than £500 £475 £450
UK excluding London average daily rate £375 £350 £364
% change year-on-year
+7.14% -3.78%
Number of hourly rates quoted 8 7 6
Average hourly rate £47.83 £40.00 £49.00
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
+19.57% -18.36%
UK excluding London average hourly rate £47.83 £40.00 £41.00
% change year-on-year
+19.57% -2.43%

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
8203 8326 7238
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the UK 13.84% 14.73% 13.55%
Number of daily rates quoted 4700 4525 3912
Average daily rate £375 £360 £350
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+4.16% +2.85%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £233 £220 £200
10% offered a daily rate of more than £525 £500 £500
UK excluding London average daily rate £350 £338 £325
% change year-on-year
+3.70% +3.84%
Number of hourly rates quoted 527 458 421
Average hourly rate £21.53 £22.50 £22.50
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
-4.33% -
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £12.35 £12.50 £13.50
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £47.83 £45.00 £39.75
UK excluding London average hourly rate £21.53 £23.50 £23.36
% change year-on-year
-8.40% +0.62%

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 September 2015.

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 September 2015.

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 September 2015. 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 +23 360 £425 +16.43% 82
London +27 182 £425 +13.33% 41
South East +9 100 £365 +2.81% 20
City of London +11 53 £425 +13.33% 13
Berkshire -5 40 £365 -13.09% 6
South West +5 25 £475 +35.71% 2
Wiltshire +8 21 £475 +5.55% 1
Reading +3 19 £388 +9.54% 6
Yorkshire -23 18 £375 +15.38% 3
Hampshire +18 17 £470 +141.02% 3
Buckinghamshire +2 16 £475 - 2
Swindon +8 14 £475 -8.44% 1
North West -29 14 £469 +67.41% 4
West Yorkshire -29 12 £375 +15.38%
Leeds -27 11 £375 +15.38%
Kent +6 8 £394 +12.50%
Surrey -11 8 £351 -2.43% 6
East of England 0 7 £600 +77.77% 9
Scotland -2 7 £331 -36.15% 4
West Midlands -3 7 £285 -6.17% 3
North East -23 7 £282 +18.73%
Slough - 7 £208 -
High Wycombe - 7 £478 -
Portsmouth - 6 £325 -
Crawley -3 5 £338 -
West Sussex -10 5 £338 -
Manchester -20 5 £469 - 3
Merseyside - 5 - -
Hertfordshire +9 4 £600 +79.10% 3
Birmingham +2 4 £315 +2.43%

BGP
Top 30 Related IT Skills

For the 6 months to 2 September 2015, 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.

1 648 (88.16%) Cisco
2 576 (78.37%) OSPF
3 477 (64.90%) Firewall
4 463 (62.99%) Cisco Certification
5 419 (57.01%) MPLS
6 354 (48.16%) CCNP
7 347 (47.21%) LAN
8 346 (47.07%) WAN
9 305 (41.50%) EIGRP
10 297 (40.41%) VPN
11 289 (39.32%) Juniper
12 273 (37.14%) CheckPoint
13 237 (32.24%) Cisco ASA
14 232 (31.56%) F5
15 230 (31.29%) TCP/IP
16 226 (30.75%) Data Centre
17 204 (27.76%) Wireless
18 198 (26.94%) DNS
19 197 (26.80%) IPsec
20 178 (24.22%) Network Security
21 171 (23.27%) Cisco Nexus
22 150 (20.41%) Load Balancing
22 150 (20.41%) Finance
23 147 (20.00%) DHCP
23 147 (20.00%) CCNA
23 147 (20.00%) CCIE
24 145 (19.73%) VLAN
24 145 (19.73%) HSRP
25 133 (18.10%) Cisco IOS
26 121 (16.46%) Ethernet

BGP
Top Related IT Skills by Category

For the 6 months to 2 September 2015, 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 14 (1.90%) MS Exchange
2 9 (1.22%) Exchange Server 2007
2 9 (1.22%) Exchange Server 2010
2 9 (1.22%) Exchange Server 2013
3 7 (0.95%) Apache
4 6 (0.82%) SharePoint
4 6 (0.82%) nginx
4 6 (0.82%) Lync
5 3 (0.41%) Exchange Server 2003
6 2 (0.27%) CMS
7 1 (0.14%) Exchange Server 2000
7 1 (0.14%) IIS
7 1 (0.14%) Confluence
7 1 (0.14%) MediaWiki
Applications
1 23 (3.13%) MS Visio
2 15 (2.04%) MS Office
2 15 (2.04%) MS Excel
3 5 (0.68%) MS PowerPoint
4 1 (0.14%) Fireworks
Business Applications
1 3 (0.41%) SAP Oil and Gas
Cloud Services
1 12 (1.63%) SaaS
1 12 (1.63%) Microsoft Azure
2 10 (1.36%) Amazon AWS
3 4 (0.54%) PaaS
4 2 (0.27%) Office 365
5 1 (0.14%) Mimecast
Communications & Networking
1 576 (78.37%) OSPF
2 477 (64.90%) Firewall
3 419 (57.01%) MPLS
4 347 (47.21%) LAN
5 346 (47.07%) WAN
6 305 (41.50%) EIGRP
7 297 (40.41%) VPN
8 237 (32.24%) Cisco ASA
9 230 (31.29%) TCP/IP
10 204 (27.76%) Wireless
11 198 (26.94%) DNS
12 197 (26.80%) IPsec
13 178 (24.22%) Network Security
14 171 (23.27%) Cisco Nexus
15 147 (20.00%) DHCP
16 145 (19.73%) HSRP
16 145 (19.73%) VLAN
17 133 (18.10%) Cisco IOS
18 121 (16.46%) Ethernet
19 110 (14.97%) Spanning Tree
Database & Business Intelligence
1 7 (0.95%) MySQL
2 1 (0.14%) SQL Server
2 1 (0.14%) PostgreSQL
2 1 (0.14%) SQL Server 2008
2 1 (0.14%) Relational Database
Development Applications
1 19 (2.59%) VSS/SourceSafe
2 4 (0.54%) Subversion
2 4 (0.54%) Git (software)
3 3 (0.41%) Hudson
3 3 (0.41%) Jenkins
4 1 (0.14%) GCC
4 1 (0.14%) JIRA
General
1 150 (20.41%) Finance
2 99 (13.47%) Telecoms
3 56 (7.62%) Banking
4 24 (3.27%) Multimedia
5 19 (2.59%) Investment Banking
6 14 (1.90%) Marketing
7 11 (1.50%) Financial Institution
8 10 (1.36%) Retail
9 7 (0.95%) Billing
10 6 (0.82%) Manufacturing
11 5 (0.68%) Electronics
11 5 (0.68%) Games
12 4 (0.54%) Advertising
12 4 (0.54%) Legal
13 2 (0.27%) Publishing
13 2 (0.27%) Back Office
13 2 (0.27%) Dutch Language
13 2 (0.27%) Spanish Language
14 1 (0.14%) German Language
14 1 (0.14%) Military
Job Titles
1 437 (59.46%) Network Engineer
2 73 (9.93%) Senior Network Engineer
3 55 (7.48%) Architect
4 51 (6.94%) Cisco Engineer
4 51 (6.94%) Security Engineer
5 43 (5.85%) Network Architect
5 43 (5.85%) Consultant
5 43 (5.85%) Network Security Engineer
6 39 (5.31%) Cisco Network Engineer
7 37 (5.03%) Design Engineer
8 27 (3.67%) Project Manager
9 26 (3.54%) Network Specialist
10 25 (3.40%) Network Consultant
11 24 (3.27%) Network Design Engineer
12 21 (2.86%) IP Engineer
13 20 (2.72%) Support Engineer
14 19 (2.59%) Network Support
15 17 (2.31%) Infrastructure Engineer
15 17 (2.31%) Designer
16 16 (2.18%) Firewall Engineer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 80 (10.88%) 802.1X
2 12 (1.63%) CSS
3 7 (0.95%) XMPP
4 3 (0.41%) Web Services
5 2 (0.27%) Middleware
5 2 (0.27%) Silverlight
6 1 (0.14%) HTML
6 1 (0.14%) LAMP
Miscellaneous
1 226 (30.75%) Data Centre
2 42 (5.71%) Distributed Denial-of-Service
3 35 (4.76%) PKI
4 32 (4.35%) Video Conferencing
5 26 (3.54%) Analytical Skills
6 23 (3.13%) Computer Science
7 20 (2.72%) Enterprise Software
8 14 (1.90%) Clustering
9 11 (1.50%) Management Information System
10 10 (1.36%) Cryptography
11 9 (1.22%) User Experience
11 9 (1.22%) Smart Meter
12 8 (1.09%) Eurex
13 7 (0.95%) IVR
14 6 (0.82%) Mathematics
14 6 (0.82%) Physics
15 5 (0.68%) DTV
15 5 (0.68%) MPEG
16 4 (0.54%) e-Health
17 3 (0.41%) Statistics
Operating Systems
1 92 (12.52%) Linux
2 83 (11.29%) Windows
3 78 (10.61%) UNIX
4 22 (2.99%) Solaris
5 19 (2.59%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
6 14 (1.90%) Windows Server 2008
7 13 (1.77%) Windows Server 2012
8 3 (0.41%) Windows Server 2003
9 2 (0.27%) CentOS
9 2 (0.27%) Mac OS X
10 1 (0.14%) Debian
10 1 (0.14%) Ubuntu
10 1 (0.14%) Windows 2000
10 1 (0.14%) HPUX
Processes & Methodologies
1 150 (20.41%) Load Balancing
2 101 (13.74%) Network Design
3 97 (13.20%) ITIL
4 73 (9.93%) Network Management
5 51 (6.94%) Migration
6 48 (6.53%) Network Monitoring
7 46 (6.26%) Project Management
8 34 (4.63%) Capacity Planning
9 33 (4.49%) Service Delivery
10 31 (4.22%) Kalman Filter
11 30 (4.08%) DDoS Mitigation
12 24 (3.27%) PRINCE2
13 23 (3.13%) Low Latency
14 22 (2.99%) Change Management
14 22 (2.99%) Validation
15 20 (2.72%) Change Control
16 19 (2.59%) Capacity Management
16 19 (2.59%) E-Commerce
17 18 (2.45%) Network Architecture
18 17 (2.31%) Configuration Management
Programming Languages
1 25 (3.40%) Python
2 21 (2.86%) Perl
3 15 (2.04%) SQL
4 11 (1.50%) VB
5 9 (1.22%) Lisp
6 7 (0.95%) Ruby
6 7 (0.95%) Bash Shell
6 7 (0.95%) C
7 6 (0.82%) PHP
7 6 (0.82%) Tcl
8 3 (0.41%) Shell Script
8 3 (0.41%) JavaScript
8 3 (0.41%) VBScript
9 1 (0.14%) Java
9 1 (0.14%) PowerShell
Qualifications
1 463 (62.99%) Cisco Certification
2 354 (48.16%) CCNP
3 147 (20.00%) CCNA
3 147 (20.00%) CCIE
4 70 (9.52%) Degree
4 70 (9.52%) Security Cleared
5 54 (7.35%) SC Cleared
6 41 (5.58%) CCSA
7 31 (4.22%) CCIP
8 28 (3.81%) CCSE
9 21 (2.86%) JNCIS
9 21 (2.86%) DV Cleared
10 17 (2.31%) CCDP
11 15 (2.04%) CISSP
11 15 (2.04%) JNCIP
12 13 (1.77%) PRINCE2 Certification
13 12 (1.63%) CCDA
13 12 (1.63%) VMware Certified Professional (VCP)
14 10 (1.36%) Check Point Certification
15 9 (1.22%) Microsoft Certification
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 27 (3.67%) SLA
2 4 (0.54%) QA
2 4 (0.54%) PCI DSS
3 3 (0.41%) COBIT
4 2 (0.27%) Sarbanes-Oxley
4 2 (0.27%) ISO/IEC 27001
System Software
1 38 (5.17%) VMware Infrastructure
2 19 (2.59%) Active Directory
3 12 (1.63%) vSphere
4 10 (1.36%) XenApp
4 10 (1.36%) XenDesktop
4 10 (1.36%) ProxySG
4 10 (1.36%) Snort
5 6 (0.82%) XenServer
6 5 (0.68%) VMware ESX
7 3 (0.41%) VirtualBox
8 2 (0.27%) Varnish
8 2 (0.27%) DFS Replication
8 2 (0.27%) NFS
8 2 (0.27%) Docker
8 2 (0.27%) LXC
8 2 (0.27%) iptables
9 1 (0.14%) Firmware
9 1 (0.14%) Samba
9 1 (0.14%) Postfix
9 1 (0.14%) OpenSIPS
Systems Management
1 45 (6.12%) Cisco CUCM
2 21 (2.86%) FortiGate
2 21 (2.86%) CiscoWorks
3 19 (2.59%) RANCID
4 18 (2.45%) SolarWinds Orion
5 17 (2.31%) OpenView
6 16 (2.18%) Cacti
7 10 (1.36%) Nagios
7 10 (1.36%) CA Spectrum
8 9 (1.22%) AirWatch
9 8 (1.09%) Cisco UCCX
10 6 (0.82%) OPNET
10 6 (0.82%) NetCrunch
11 5 (0.68%) WhatsUp Gold
11 5 (0.68%) Cisco IPCC
11 5 (0.68%) Foglight
12 4 (0.54%) Puppet
13 3 (0.41%) Opscode Chef
14 2 (0.27%) Opsview
14 2 (0.27%) Cisco Prime
Vendors
1 648 (88.16%) Cisco
2 289 (39.32%) Juniper
3 273 (37.14%) CheckPoint
4 232 (31.56%) F5
5 113 (15.37%) SolarWinds
6 81 (11.02%) Aruba
7 75 (10.20%) Blue Coat
8 73 (9.93%) HP
9 68 (9.25%) Citrix
10 52 (7.07%) VMware
11 48 (6.53%) Infoblox
12 40 (5.44%) Riverbed
13 32 (4.35%) Microsoft
14 31 (4.22%) Fortinet
15 28 (3.81%) Avaya
16 25 (3.40%) Nokia
17 23 (3.13%) Nortel
18 22 (2.99%) Sourcefire
19 20 (2.72%) Brocade
20 19 (2.59%) BT
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