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 26 January 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
26 Jan 2015
Same period 2014 Same period 2013
Border Gateway Protocol (BGP)
Rank 262 363 364
Rank change year-on-year
+101 +1
Contract jobs citing BGP 389 205 165
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the UK 0.77% 0.42% 0.36%
As % of the Communications & Networking category 5.25% 3.16% 2.30%
Number of daily rates quoted 254 131 96
Average daily rate
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£350 £388 £375
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
-9.67% +3.33%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £250 £286 £210
10% offered a daily rate of more than £449 £500 £483
UK excluding London average daily rate £350 £380 £320
% change year-on-year
-7.89% +18.75%
Number of hourly rates quoted 4 1 1
Average hourly rate £30.00 £27.50 £190.00
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
+9.09% -85.52%
UK excluding London average hourly rate £30.00 - £190.00

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
7410 6490 7173
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the UK 14.60% 13.33% 15.79%
Number of daily rates quoted 4167 3461 3435
Average daily rate £375 £375 £350
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
- +7.14%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £220 £223 £200
10% offered a daily rate of more than £500 £525 £500
UK excluding London average daily rate £350 £350 £325
% change year-on-year
- +7.69%
Number of hourly rates quoted 396 389 638
Average hourly rate £23.75 £18.50 £21.97
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
+28.37% -15.80%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £13.00 £11.58 £12.00
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £40.00 £41.00 £45.00
UK excluding London average hourly rate £25.00 £20.00 £22.50
% change year-on-year
+25.00% -11.11%

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 26 January 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
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 26 January 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 +100 381 £350 -11.11% 113
London +76 191 £338 -15.62% 49
South East +26 84 £363 -4.60% 38
City of London +42 61 £375 - 34
Berkshire +31 48 £350 - 11
Yorkshire +39 44 £300 -22.58% 4
South West -15 22 £425 +6.25% 10
Manchester +14 20 £288 -32.35% 5
North West +7 20 £288 -32.35% 5
North Yorkshire +19 16 £401 +3.35% 1
York +21 15 £401 +3.35%
West Midlands +11 14 £375 +66.66% 2
Surrey +7 14 £293 -28.22% 4
Reading +15 10 £369 +5.35% 6
South Yorkshire +13 10 £260 -
Sheffield +8 10 £260 -
Hampshire -14 10 £525 +38.15% 11
Gloucestershire -13 9 £450 +38.46% 3
Bracknell +9 8 £300 -
West Yorkshire +2 8 £338 - 3
Slough +1 8 £319 - 2
Bristol - 8 £425 - 5
Birmingham +4 7 £200 +33.33% 1
Shropshire - 7 £375 -
Milton Keynes +2 6 £425 -
Leeds -1 6 £300 - 3
Buckinghamshire -13 6 £425 -10.52%
Telford - 6 £375 -
Cheltenham - 6 - -
East of England -7 5 £300 -0.41% 5

BGP
Top 30 Related IT Skills

For the 6 months to 26 January 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.

1 689 (89.36%) Cisco
2 576 (74.71%) OSPF
3 519 (67.32%) Firewall
4 491 (63.68%) Cisco Certification
5 384 (49.81%) CCNP
6 363 (47.08%) MPLS
7 307 (39.82%) WAN
8 283 (36.71%) EIGRP
9 281 (36.45%) Juniper
10 277 (35.93%) LAN
11 273 (35.41%) CheckPoint
12 272 (35.28%) VPN
13 260 (33.72%) F5
14 253 (32.81%) Cisco Nexus
15 241 (31.26%) Cisco ASA
16 177 (22.96%) CCNA
17 170 (22.05%) TCP/IP
18 169 (21.92%) CCIE
19 167 (21.66%) Network Security
20 156 (20.23%) Load Balancing
21 146 (18.94%) IPsec
22 135 (17.51%) DNS
23 130 (16.86%) Telecoms
24 128 (16.60%) Network Design
25 124 (16.08%) HSRP
26 123 (15.95%) Linux
27 119 (15.43%) Finance
28 118 (15.30%) Wireless
29 111 (14.40%) Multicast
30 107 (13.88%) VMware

BGP
Top Related IT Skills by Category

For the 6 months to 26 January 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 27 (3.50%) Apache
2 19 (2.46%) IIS
3 13 (1.69%) SharePoint
4 11 (1.43%) Confluence
4 11 (1.43%) MediaWiki
5 10 (1.30%) MS Exchange
6 8 (1.04%) nginx
7 7 (0.91%) Exchange Server 2010
8 3 (0.39%) Exchange Server 2013
8 3 (0.39%) Exchange Server 2007
8 3 (0.39%) Lync
9 1 (0.13%) Lotus Domino
9 1 (0.13%) Tomcat
Applications
1 25 (3.24%) MS Excel
2 23 (2.98%) MS Visio
3 14 (1.82%) MS Office
4 2 (0.26%) MS Project
Business Applications
1 3 (0.39%) SAP Oil and Gas
2 1 (0.13%) Summit
Cloud Services
1 3 (0.39%) Microsoft Azure
1 3 (0.39%) SaaS
2 1 (0.13%) Office 365
2 1 (0.13%) IaaS
Communications & Networking
1 576 (74.71%) OSPF
2 519 (67.32%) Firewall
3 363 (47.08%) MPLS
4 307 (39.82%) WAN
5 283 (36.71%) EIGRP
6 277 (35.93%) LAN
7 272 (35.28%) VPN
8 253 (32.81%) Cisco Nexus
9 241 (31.26%) Cisco ASA
10 170 (22.05%) TCP/IP
11 167 (21.66%) Network Security
12 146 (18.94%) IPsec
13 135 (17.51%) DNS
14 124 (16.08%) HSRP
15 118 (15.30%) Wireless
16 111 (14.40%) Multicast
17 104 (13.49%) Cisco IOS
18 101 (13.10%) Ethernet
19 91 (11.80%) Internet
20 89 (11.54%) VLAN
Database & Business Intelligence
1 25 (3.24%) SQL Server
2 15 (1.95%) DB2
3 11 (1.43%) PostgreSQL
4 8 (1.04%) MySQL
5 6 (0.78%) Relational Database
6 3 (0.39%) Data Mining
7 2 (0.26%) SQL Server 2008
7 2 (0.26%) SQL Server 2012
Development Applications
1 11 (1.43%) Subversion
1 11 (1.43%) JIRA
1 11 (1.43%) Git (software)
1 11 (1.43%) Hudson
1 11 (1.43%) Jenkins
2 9 (1.17%) VSS/SourceSafe
3 2 (0.26%) GDB
4 1 (0.13%) Ant
General
1 130 (16.86%) Telecoms
2 119 (15.43%) Finance
3 81 (10.51%) Banking
4 34 (4.41%) Investment Banking
5 30 (3.89%) Retail
6 14 (1.82%) Games
7 12 (1.56%) Financial Institution
7 12 (1.56%) Back Office
8 11 (1.43%) Multimedia
9 9 (1.17%) Marketing
10 7 (0.91%) Manufacturing
11 5 (0.65%) Spanish Language
12 4 (0.52%) Billing
13 3 (0.39%) Electronics
14 2 (0.26%) Publishing
14 2 (0.26%) Law
14 2 (0.26%) Legal
14 2 (0.26%) Dutch Language
14 2 (0.26%) German Language
14 2 (0.26%) Russian Language
Job Titles
1 379 (49.16%) Network Engineer
2 78 (10.12%) Architect
3 69 (8.95%) IP Engineer
4 63 (8.17%) Cisco Engineer
5 61 (7.91%) Security Engineer
6 53 (6.87%) Design Engineer
7 52 (6.74%) Consultant
8 48 (6.23%) Network Specialist
9 46 (5.97%) Senior Network Engineer
10 44 (5.71%) Network Security Engineer
11 37 (4.80%) Support Engineer
11 37 (4.80%) Network Architect
12 35 (4.54%) Cisco Network Engineer
13 31 (4.02%) Network Support
13 31 (4.02%) Network Consultant
14 26 (3.37%) Analyst
14 26 (3.37%) Security Specialist
14 26 (3.37%) Operations Engineer
14 26 (3.37%) Network Security Specialist
15 24 (3.11%) Network Analyst
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 16 (2.08%) CSS
2 15 (1.95%) Regular Expression
3 11 (1.43%) Middleware
4 6 (0.78%) LAMP
5 2 (0.26%) XMPP
Miscellaneous
1 52 (6.74%) Analytical Skills
2 26 (3.37%) Fat Client
2 26 (3.37%) Thin Client
3 20 (2.59%) FlexPod
4 16 (2.08%) PKI
5 15 (1.95%) Visualisation
6 14 (1.82%) User Experience
7 13 (1.69%) Online Games
7 13 (1.69%) Video Conferencing
8 11 (1.43%) Wiki
8 11 (1.43%) Computer Science
9 10 (1.30%) Clustering
10 9 (1.17%) Smart Meter
11 6 (0.78%) N-Tier
12 5 (0.65%) NHS
12 5 (0.65%) IVR
12 5 (0.65%) Management Information System
13 4 (0.52%) Open Source
13 4 (0.52%) Hedge funds
14 3 (0.39%) Digital Media
Operating Systems
1 123 (15.95%) Linux
2 80 (10.38%) Windows
3 71 (9.21%) UNIX
4 17 (2.20%) SUSE
5 15 (1.95%) Oracle Linux
5 15 (1.95%) AIX
6 12 (1.56%) CentOS
7 10 (1.30%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
7 10 (1.30%) Ubuntu
7 10 (1.30%) Windows Server 2008
7 10 (1.30%) Windows Server 2003
8 9 (1.17%) Windows Server 2012
9 8 (1.04%) Solaris
9 8 (1.04%) Debian
10 4 (0.52%) Windows 7
11 3 (0.39%) Windows XP
12 2 (0.26%) Mac OS
13 1 (0.13%) Windows 8
13 1 (0.13%) Mac OS X
13 1 (0.13%) Windows 2000
Processes & Methodologies
1 156 (20.23%) Load Balancing
2 128 (16.60%) Network Design
3 103 (13.36%) ITIL
4 76 (9.86%) Network Management
4 76 (9.86%) Network Monitoring
5 63 (8.17%) E-Commerce
6 61 (7.91%) Migration
7 52 (6.74%) Change Management
8 50 (6.49%) Mentoring
9 46 (5.97%) Low Latency
10 44 (5.71%) Network Architecture
11 41 (5.32%) Service Delivery
12 37 (4.80%) Service Management
13 34 (4.41%) Project Management
14 29 (3.76%) Incident Management
15 23 (2.98%) Capacity Planning
16 21 (2.72%) PRINCE2
17 20 (2.59%) Disaster Recovery
17 20 (2.59%) High Availability
17 20 (2.59%) Line Management
Programming Languages
1 43 (5.58%) Perl
2 24 (3.11%) C
3 23 (2.98%) SQL
3 23 (2.98%) Python
4 13 (1.69%) Java
5 9 (1.17%) Lisp
5 9 (1.17%) Ruby
5 9 (1.17%) Bash Shell
6 8 (1.04%) R
7 6 (0.78%) PHP
8 2 (0.26%) Embedded C
8 2 (0.26%) Objective-C
9 1 (0.13%) Tcl
9 1 (0.13%) VB
Qualifications
1 491 (63.68%) Cisco Certification
2 384 (49.81%) CCNP
3 177 (22.96%) CCNA
4 169 (21.92%) CCIE
5 63 (8.17%) Security Cleared
6 49 (6.36%) CCSE
7 47 (6.10%) CCIP
8 46 (5.97%) CCDP
9 45 (5.84%) SC Cleared
10 28 (3.63%) JNCIP
11 21 (2.72%) Degree
12 16 (2.08%) JNCIA
12 16 (2.08%) JNCIS
12 16 (2.08%) DV Cleared
13 15 (1.95%) CCSP
14 14 (1.82%) CCSA
15 12 (1.56%) PRINCE2 Certification
16 11 (1.43%) CISSP
17 9 (1.17%) BC Cleared
18 8 (1.04%) HP ASE
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 40 (5.19%) SLA
2 6 (0.78%) PCI DSS
3 5 (0.65%) QA
4 2 (0.26%) Sarbanes-Oxley
5 1 (0.13%) ISO 14001
5 1 (0.13%) ISO 9001
System Software
1 62 (8.04%) VMware Infrastructure
2 26 (3.37%) Active Directory
3 24 (3.11%) vSphere
4 22 (2.85%) ProxySG
5 15 (1.95%) FreeRADIUS
6 13 (1.69%) Snort
6 13 (1.69%) Firmware
6 13 (1.69%) XenServer
7 11 (1.43%) Postfix
7 11 (1.43%) Samba
8 10 (1.30%) vCloud
9 7 (0.91%) Hyper-V
10 5 (0.65%) XenApp
11 4 (0.52%) Nmap
11 4 (0.52%) VMware ESXi
12 3 (0.39%) NFS
12 3 (0.39%) Terminal Services
12 3 (0.39%) XenDesktop
13 2 (0.26%) Xen
14 1 (0.13%) Citrix Presentation Server
Systems Management
1 24 (3.11%) FortiGate
2 23 (2.98%) Cisco Prime
3 22 (2.85%) RANCID
4 19 (2.46%) OPNET
4 19 (2.46%) OpenNMS
5 17 (2.20%) CiscoWorks
6 14 (1.82%) CA Spectrum
7 13 (1.69%) SolarWinds Orion
8 11 (1.43%) Puppet
8 11 (1.43%) ZABBIX
9 8 (1.04%) Nessus
9 8 (1.04%) Opscode Chef
9 8 (1.04%) Cisco CUCM
9 8 (1.04%) Salt
10 3 (0.39%) SCOrch
10 3 (0.39%) Netcool
10 3 (0.39%) Foglight
11 2 (0.26%) OpenView
11 2 (0.26%) Nagios
11 2 (0.26%) Cacti
Vendors
1 689 (89.36%) Cisco
2 281 (36.45%) Juniper
3 273 (35.41%) CheckPoint
4 260 (33.72%) F5
5 107 (13.88%) VMware
6 99 (12.84%) Blue Coat
7 95 (12.32%) Citrix
8 67 (8.69%) HP
9 66 (8.56%) SolarWinds
10 63 (8.17%) Riverbed
11 54 (7.00%) Microsoft
12 44 (5.71%) Nokia
13 41 (5.32%) Fortinet
14 33 (4.28%) Infoblox
15 32 (4.15%) BT
16 27 (3.50%) Imperva
17 25 (3.24%) IBM
18 22 (2.85%) Nortel
18 22 (2.85%) BMC
19 21 (2.72%) Splunk
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