The table below looks at the statistics for BGP skills in IT contracts advertised across the UK. Included is a guide to the contractor rates offered in IT contracts that have cited BGP over the 3 months to 5 May 2016 with a comparison to the same period over 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.

3 months to
5 May 2016
Same period 2015 Same period 2014
Border Gateway Protocol (BGP)
Rank 358 339 399
Rank change year-on-year
-19 +60
Contract jobs citing BGP 326 341 223
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the UK 0.59% 0.61% 0.41%
As % of the Communications & Networking category 3.79% 4.07% 3.06%
Number of daily rates quoted 193 203 124
Median daily rate £375 £350 £389
Median daily rate % change year-on-year
+7.14% -9.96%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £275 £275 £218
10% offered a daily rate of more than £513 £475 £475
UK excluding London median daily rate £363 £350 £400
% change year-on-year
+3.57% -12.50%
Number of hourly rates quoted 18 3 2
Median hourly rate £46.92 £40.00 £28.75
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year
+17.28% +39.13%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £24.50 £32.00 £27.75
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £50.00 £40.00 £29.75
UK excluding London median hourly rate £46.92 £40.00 -
% change year-on-year
+17.28% -

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
8594 8372 7295
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the UK 15.47% 15.01% 13.39%
Number of daily rates quoted 5221 4551 3870
Median daily rate £390 £350 £351
Median daily rate % change year-on-year
+11.42% -0.14%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £240 £200 £200
10% offered a daily rate of more than £525 £500 £500
UK excluding London median daily rate £370 £345 £330
% change year-on-year
+7.24% +4.54%
Number of hourly rates quoted 362 471 401
Median hourly rate £28.00 £27.50 £20.00
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year
+1.81% +37.50%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £12.50 £13.00 £12.20
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £47.83 £47.50 £41.00
UK excluding London median hourly rate £32.50 £28.00 £20.00
% change year-on-year
+16.07% +40.00%

BGP
Jobs Demand Trend

The demand trend of contract jobs citing BGP as a proportion of all IT contracts with a match in 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 5 May 2016.

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 5 May 2016.

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 median contractor rates quoted in IT jobs citing BGP within the UK over the 3 months to 5 May 2016. 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
(Click see detailed
statistics and trends)
Rank Change
on Same Period
Last Year
Matching
Contract
IT Job Ads
Median
Daily Rate
Last 3 Months
Median Daily Rate
% Change
on Same Period
Last Year
Live
Job
Vacancies
England -35 291 £375 +4.16% 85
London -7 102 £425 +18.88% 34
South East +9 89 £350 -12.50% 18
Berkshire +5 46 £400 -11.11% 7
Reading +21 28 £388 +8.77% 4
West Midlands -30 27 £380 +16.03% 7
Hampshire +26 26 £220 -45.00% 6
South West +14 26 £363 -7.64% 2
City of London +33 19 £394 -17.10% 13
Swindon +20 19 £363 +26.08%
Wiltshire +19 19 £363 +26.08%
Scotland -6 18 £325 +8.33%
North West -31 15 £325 -28.76% 8
Yorkshire -14 14 £350 - 7
West Yorkshire +1 13 £350 -5.40% 5
Leeds -5 13 £350 -5.40% 5
East of England +4 12 £325 -13.33% 6
Buckinghamshire +8 9 £375 +11.94%
Solihull - 9 - - 3
Basingstoke -2 7 £225 -43.75% 1
Birmingham -32 7 £370 +13.84%
Aberdeen - 7 - -
Portsmouth - 7 - - 1
Northern Ireland +10 6 £420 -
Belfast +8 6 £420 -
County Antrim +8 6 £420 -
Suffolk +7 6 £304 -
Milton Keynes +3 6 £350 -
Surrey -6 6 £238 -30.14% 1
Edinburgh - 6 £325 -

BGP
Top 30 Related IT Skills

For the 6 months to 5 May 2016, IT contractor jobs citing BGP also mentioned the following skills in order of popularity. The figures indicate the number co-occurrences and its proportion to all contract ads with a requirement for BGP.

1 512 (88.12%) Cisco
2 415 (71.43%) OSPF
3 364 (62.65%) Cisco Certification
4 336 (57.83%) MPLS
5 298 (51.29%) Firewall
6 287 (49.40%) WAN
7 281 (48.36%) CCNP
8 255 (43.89%) VPN
9 233 (40.10%) LAN
10 227 (39.07%) EIGRP
11 221 (38.04%) Juniper
12 163 (28.06%) Cisco Nexus
13 160 (27.54%) TCP/IP
14 149 (25.65%) Cisco ASA
15 146 (25.13%) CheckPoint
16 144 (24.78%) DNS
17 136 (23.41%) IPsec
18 133 (22.89%) Data Centre
19 130 (22.38%) F5
20 124 (21.34%) CCNA
21 117 (20.14%) Wireless
22 115 (19.79%) Security Cleared
23 108 (18.59%) SC Cleared
24 90 (15.49%) Finance
24 90 (15.49%) HSRP
25 88 (15.15%) Migration
25 88 (15.15%) Linux
26 87 (14.97%) DHCP
26 87 (14.97%) Load Balancing
27 85 (14.63%) Cisco IOS

BGP
Top Related IT Skills by Category

The follow tables expand on the table above by listing co-occurrences grouped by category. The same job type, locality and period is covered with up to 20 co-occurrences shown in each of the following categories:

Application Platforms
1 5 (0.86%) Apache
2 4 (0.69%) IIS
2 4 (0.69%) OpenStack
3 3 (0.52%) JBoss
3 3 (0.52%) SAS
3 3 (0.52%) Skype for Business
4 2 (0.34%) Confluence
4 2 (0.34%) MediaWiki
4 2 (0.34%) nginx
4 2 (0.34%) SharePoint
5 1 (0.17%) CMS
5 1 (0.17%) Elasticsearch
5 1 (0.17%) Smallworld
5 1 (0.17%) Tomcat
5 1 (0.17%) WebLogic
5 1 (0.17%) WebSphere
Applications
1 31 (5.34%) MS Visio
2 21 (3.61%) MS Excel
3 6 (1.03%) MS Office
4 3 (0.52%) MS PowerPoint
Business Applications
1 9 (1.55%) SAP Oil and Gas
2 6 (1.03%) Remedy ITSM
Cloud Services
1 8 (1.38%) IaaS
1 8 (1.38%) Microsoft Azure
2 7 (1.20%) PaaS
2 7 (1.20%) SaaS
3 5 (0.86%) Amazon AWS
4 2 (0.34%) AWS CloudFormation
4 2 (0.34%) AWS OpsWorks
4 2 (0.34%) GitHub
4 2 (0.34%) SoftLayer
Communications & Networking
1 415 (71.43%) OSPF
2 336 (57.83%) MPLS
3 298 (51.29%) Firewall
4 287 (49.40%) WAN
5 255 (43.89%) VPN
6 233 (40.10%) LAN
7 227 (39.07%) EIGRP
8 163 (28.06%) Cisco Nexus
9 160 (27.54%) TCP/IP
10 149 (25.65%) Cisco ASA
11 144 (24.78%) DNS
12 136 (23.41%) IPsec
13 117 (20.14%) Wireless
14 90 (15.49%) HSRP
15 87 (14.97%) DHCP
16 85 (14.63%) Cisco IOS
17 83 (14.29%) VLAN
18 80 (13.77%) Network Security
19 64 (11.02%) Multicast
20 62 (10.67%) VoIP
Database & Business Intelligence
1 6 (1.03%) MySQL
1 6 (1.03%) SQL Server
2 5 (0.86%) Relational Database
3 3 (0.52%) BusinessObjects
3 3 (0.52%) Informix
3 3 (0.52%) RDBMS
4 2 (0.34%) MongoDB
4 2 (0.34%) NoSQL
4 2 (0.34%) PostgreSQL
4 2 (0.34%) Redis
5 1 (0.17%) Big Data
5 1 (0.17%) Data Mining
5 1 (0.17%) Data Warehouse
5 1 (0.17%) DB2
5 1 (0.17%) Oracle Reports
Development Applications
1 21 (3.61%) VSS/SourceSafe
2 9 (1.55%) Jenkins
3 7 (1.20%) Git (software)
4 5 (0.86%) JIRA
5 4 (0.69%) Hudson
5 4 (0.69%) Subversion
6 2 (0.34%) Sonatype Nexus
7 1 (0.17%) Ant
7 1 (0.17%) git-flow
General
1 90 (15.49%) Finance
2 84 (14.46%) Telecoms
3 25 (4.30%) Banking
4 24 (4.13%) Marketing
5 13 (2.24%) Retail
6 11 (1.89%) Financial Institution
7 10 (1.72%) Investment Banking
8 9 (1.55%) Electronics
8 9 (1.55%) Manufacturing
9 8 (1.38%) Back Office
10 7 (1.20%) Games
10 7 (1.20%) Military
11 5 (0.86%) Billing
11 5 (0.86%) Spanish Language
12 4 (0.69%) Legal
13 3 (0.52%) French Language
13 3 (0.52%) Publishing
14 2 (0.34%) German Language
14 2 (0.34%) Multimedia
14 2 (0.34%) Retail Banking
Job Titles
1 313 (53.87%) Network Engineer
2 103 (17.73%) Cisco Engineer
3 85 (14.63%) Cisco Network Engineer
4 70 (12.05%) Designer
5 62 (10.67%) Network Designer
6 61 (10.50%) Senior Network Engineer
7 42 (7.23%) Support Engineer
8 35 (6.02%) Security Engineer
9 32 (5.51%) Architect
9 32 (5.51%) Network Support
10 31 (5.34%) Consultant
10 31 (5.34%) Design Engineer
11 28 (4.82%) Network Architect
12 26 (4.48%) Network Consultant
13 25 (4.30%) Firewall Engineer
13 25 (4.30%) IP Engineer
13 25 (4.30%) Network Security Engineer
13 25 (4.30%) Network Support Engineer
14 21 (3.61%) SC Cleared Network Engineer
15 20 (3.44%) Network Design Engineer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 33 (5.68%) 802.1X
2 15 (2.58%) CSS
3 13 (2.24%) XML
4 10 (1.72%) .NET
5 5 (0.86%) Web Services
6 3 (0.52%) LAMP
6 3 (0.52%) OCX
6 3 (0.52%) POSIX
7 2 (0.34%) ActiveMQ
7 2 (0.34%) boto
7 2 (0.34%) FIX Protocol
7 2 (0.34%) LAPP Stack
7 2 (0.34%) LEMP Stack
7 2 (0.34%) Middleware
7 2 (0.34%) RabbitMQ
7 2 (0.34%) Regular Expression
7 2 (0.34%) Rendezvous
7 2 (0.34%) Silverlight
8 1 (0.17%) RFC 2547
8 1 (0.17%) XMPP
Miscellaneous
1 133 (22.89%) Data Centre
2 34 (5.85%) Analytical Skills
3 33 (5.68%) Distributed Denial-of-Service
4 24 (4.13%) Computer Science
5 17 (2.93%) Public Cloud
6 14 (2.41%) Management Information System
7 12 (2.07%) MPEG
8 10 (1.72%) PKI
9 9 (1.55%) CMDB
9 9 (1.55%) iSeries
10 8 (1.38%) e-Health
11 7 (1.20%) Clustering
11 7 (1.20%) Streaming Media
12 6 (1.03%) Blackberry
13 5 (0.86%) Driving Licence
13 5 (0.86%) Video Conferencing
14 4 (0.69%) Private Cloud
14 4 (0.69%) RSA SecurID
14 4 (0.69%) Statistics
15 3 (0.52%) IPTV
Operating Systems
1 88 (15.15%) Linux
2 68 (11.70%) Windows
3 39 (6.71%) Unix
4 38 (6.54%) Windows Server
5 18 (3.10%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
6 16 (2.75%) Ubuntu
7 14 (2.41%) CatOS
8 6 (1.03%) CentOS
9 5 (0.86%) Debian
9 5 (0.86%) Windows Server 2008
10 3 (0.52%) Solaris
10 3 (0.52%) Windows Server 2003
11 2 (0.34%) Windows 2000
11 2 (0.34%) Windows 7
11 2 (0.34%) Windows Server 2012
12 1 (0.17%) AIX
12 1 (0.17%) Oracle Linux
12 1 (0.17%) SUSE
Processes & Methodologies
1 88 (15.15%) Migration
2 87 (14.97%) Load Balancing
3 77 (13.25%) Network Design
4 67 (11.53%) ITIL
5 48 (8.26%) High Availability
6 32 (5.51%) Change Management
7 30 (5.16%) Project Management
8 29 (4.99%) Network Architecture
9 24 (4.13%) Configuration Management
9 24 (4.13%) Problem Management
10 22 (3.79%) DDoS Mitigation
11 21 (3.61%) Capacity Planning
11 21 (3.61%) Mentoring
12 18 (3.10%) Network Management
13 16 (2.75%) Network Monitoring
14 15 (2.58%) Change Control
15 14 (2.41%) Disaster Recovery
16 12 (2.07%) Process Improvement
16 12 (2.07%) Service Delivery
17 11 (1.89%) Presales
Programming Languages
1 33 (5.68%) Python
2 30 (5.16%) Perl
3 19 (3.27%) C
4 17 (2.93%) Bash Shell
5 14 (2.41%) PowerShell
6 11 (1.89%) Tcl
7 10 (1.72%) C#
7 10 (1.72%) C++
7 10 (1.72%) Lisp
7 10 (1.72%) SQL
7 10 (1.72%) VB
7 10 (1.72%) VBScript
8 8 (1.38%) Shell Script
9 5 (0.86%) Java
10 4 (0.69%) Korn
11 3 (0.52%) PHP
11 3 (0.52%) Ruby
12 1 (0.17%) JavaScript
Qualifications
1 364 (62.65%) Cisco Certification
2 281 (48.36%) CCNP
3 124 (21.34%) CCNA
4 115 (19.79%) Security Cleared
5 108 (18.59%) SC Cleared
6 84 (14.46%) CCIE
7 45 (7.75%) Degree
8 35 (6.02%) JNCIA
9 34 (5.85%) JNCIS
10 33 (5.68%) CCDP
10 33 (5.68%) DV Cleared
11 26 (4.48%) JNCIP
12 18 (3.10%) CCSE
13 12 (2.07%) CISSP
14 11 (1.89%) CCSA
15 8 (1.38%) MCSE
15 8 (1.38%) Microsoft Certification
16 7 (1.20%) Check Point Certification
16 7 (1.20%) JNCIE
17 6 (1.03%) CCNP Voice
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 17 (2.93%) SLA
2 4 (0.69%) ISO/IEC 27001
3 3 (0.52%) PCI DSS
3 3 (0.52%) QA
4 2 (0.34%) Disclosure Scotland
4 2 (0.34%) GLP
5 1 (0.17%) HMG Security Policy Framework
5 1 (0.17%) ISO/IEC 17799
System Software
1 29 (4.99%) VMware Infrastructure
2 14 (2.41%) Hyper-V
3 13 (2.24%) Active Directory
4 12 (2.07%) VMware ESX
5 11 (1.89%) ProxySG
6 8 (1.38%) Snort
7 7 (1.20%) iptables
8 5 (0.86%) NFS
8 5 (0.86%) Postfix
8 5 (0.86%) Samba
8 5 (0.86%) vCloud
9 4 (0.69%) Firmware
9 4 (0.69%) VMware ESXi
9 4 (0.69%) vSphere
10 3 (0.52%) Sendmail
11 2 (0.34%) KVM
12 1 (0.17%) Ceph
12 1 (0.17%) Docker
12 1 (0.17%) Dovecot
12 1 (0.17%) FreeRADIUS
Systems Management
1 45 (7.75%) FortiGate
2 23 (3.96%) Cisco CUCM
3 19 (3.27%) CiscoWorks
4 14 (2.41%) Cisco Prime
5 9 (1.55%) Nagios
5 9 (1.55%) OpenView
5 9 (1.55%) SolarWinds Orion
5 9 (1.55%) Systems Management Server (SMS)
6 8 (1.38%) Puppet
6 8 (1.38%) WhatsUp Gold
7 7 (1.20%) Proventia
8 5 (0.86%) Cacti
9 4 (0.69%) Cisco UCCX
10 3 (0.52%) Ansible
10 3 (0.52%) NSN NetAct
10 3 (0.52%) Opscode Chef
10 3 (0.52%) Oracle ZFS
10 3 (0.52%) SCCM
10 3 (0.52%) systemd
10 3 (0.52%) ZABBIX
Vendors
1 512 (88.12%) Cisco
2 221 (38.04%) Juniper
3 146 (25.13%) CheckPoint
4 130 (22.38%) F5
5 58 (9.98%) VMware
6 54 (9.29%) Palo Alto
7 50 (8.61%) SolarWinds
8 37 (6.37%) Fortinet
9 35 (6.02%) Microsoft
10 33 (5.68%) HP
11 32 (5.51%) BT
12 26 (4.48%) Aruba
13 25 (4.30%) Blue Coat
14 23 (3.96%) Red Hat
15 16 (2.75%) Avaya
15 16 (2.75%) IBM
15 16 (2.75%) Nokia
15 16 (2.75%) Riverbed
15 16 (2.75%) Sourcefire
16 14 (2.41%) Huawei
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