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 29 August 2014 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
29 Aug 2014
Same period 2013 Same period 2012
Border Gateway Protocol (BGP)
Rank 334 320 367
Rank change year-on-year
-14 +47
Contract jobs citing BGP 311 292 236
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the UK 0.55% 0.55% 0.41%
As % of the Communications & Networking category 3.78% 4.10% 2.65%
Number of daily rates quoted 168 158 102
Average daily rate
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Average daily rate % change year-on-year
-0.34% +4.64%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £263 £290 £235
10% offered a daily rate of more than £475 £450 £475
UK excluding London average daily rate £350 £364 £325
% change year-on-year
-3.78% +11.92%
Number of hourly rates quoted 7 6 7
Average hourly rate £40.00 £49.00 £31.50
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
-18.36% +55.55%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £34.40 £40.00 £27.50
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £141.00 £56.25 £43.20
UK excluding London average hourly rate £40.00 £41.00 £29.50
% change year-on-year
-2.43% +38.98%

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
8217 7116 8906
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the UK 14.53% 13.50% 15.39%
Number of daily rates quoted 4453 3843 4029
Average daily rate £360 £350 £350
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+2.85% -
90% offered a daily rate of more than £220 £200 £200
10% offered a daily rate of more than £500 £500 £475
UK excluding London average daily rate £338 £325 £330
% change year-on-year
+3.84% -1.51%
Number of hourly rates quoted 441 414 695
Average hourly rate £21.88 £22.50 £22.50
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
-2.77% -
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £12.50 £13.35 £12.50
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £50.00 £38.15 £45.00
UK excluding London average hourly rate £22.50 £23.21 £25.00
% change year-on-year
-3.05% -7.16%

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 29 August 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 29 August 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 29 August 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 +2 298 £364 -0.68% 81
London +11 142 £375 - 44
South East +9 71 £355 -5.33% 19
City of London +29 50 £375 - 21
Berkshire +33 43 £420 +15.86% 6
South West -17 19 £350 +20.68% 3
West Midlands -7 16 £304 -11.95% 2
North West -12 16 £280 -33.13% 5
Yorkshire -6 13 £325 -3.70% 7
West Yorkshire +2 12 £325 - 5
East of England -32 12 £338 -12.90% 4
Leeds +1 11 £325 - 5
Surrey -2 11 £360 -4.00% 7
Cheshire -6 11 £280 -41.05% 1
Reading +14 10 £354 -14.75% 2
Birmingham - 10 £308 - 1
Gloucestershire - 9 £275 -
Cambridgeshire -2 6 £340 - 2
Wiltshire -10 6 £450 +55.17% 2
Manchester -7 5 - - 3
Hampshire -17 5 £195 -44.28% 5
Milton Keynes 0 4 - -
Buckinghamshire -2 4 - -
Bedfordshire -17 4 £344 +14.58% 1
Cheltenham - 4 £263 -
Bristol - 4 £400 - 1
Cambridge - 4 £323 - 2
Guildford - 4 £360 - 1
Kent - 4 £350 - 1
Shropshire -6 3 - - 1

BGP
Top 30 Related IT Skills

For the 6 months to 29 August 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.

1 432 (81.66%) Cisco
2 385 (72.78%) OSPF
3 340 (64.27%) Firewall
4 303 (57.28%) Cisco Certification
5 234 (44.23%) CCNP
6 219 (41.40%) Juniper
7 217 (41.02%) MPLS
8 203 (38.37%) WAN
9 199 (37.62%) VPN
10 192 (36.29%) CheckPoint
11 183 (34.59%) LAN
12 158 (29.87%) F5
13 151 (28.54%) Cisco ASA
14 149 (28.17%) Network Security
15 148 (27.98%) EIGRP
16 130 (24.57%) Cisco Nexus
17 116 (21.93%) IPsec
18 112 (21.17%) TCP/IP
19 102 (19.28%) DNS
19 102 (19.28%) Load Balancing
20 101 (19.09%) CCIE
21 95 (17.96%) Cisco IOS
22 93 (17.58%) VLAN
23 89 (16.82%) Blue Coat
24 82 (15.50%) Finance
25 81 (15.31%) Linux
26 80 (15.12%) Network Design
26 80 (15.12%) HSRP
27 74 (13.99%) CCNA
28 73 (13.80%) Ethernet

BGP
Top Related IT Skills by Category

For the 6 months to 29 August 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 34 (6.43%) Apache
2 14 (2.65%) nginx
2 14 (2.65%) Confluence
2 14 (2.65%) MediaWiki
3 12 (2.27%) Exchange Server 2010
3 12 (2.27%) MS Exchange
4 11 (2.08%) Lync
5 10 (1.89%) IIS
6 8 (1.51%) SharePoint
7 6 (1.13%) Exchange Server 2007
7 6 (1.13%) Exchange Server 2013
8 1 (0.19%) Tomcat
8 1 (0.19%) IBM Notes
Applications
1 24 (4.54%) MS Visio
2 21 (3.97%) MS Excel
3 9 (1.70%) MS Office
Cloud Services
1 4 (0.76%) SaaS
Communications & Networking
1 385 (72.78%) OSPF
2 340 (64.27%) Firewall
3 217 (41.02%) MPLS
4 203 (38.37%) WAN
5 199 (37.62%) VPN
6 183 (34.59%) LAN
7 151 (28.54%) Cisco ASA
8 149 (28.17%) Network Security
9 148 (27.98%) EIGRP
10 130 (24.57%) Cisco Nexus
11 116 (21.93%) IPsec
12 112 (21.17%) TCP/IP
13 102 (19.28%) DNS
14 95 (17.96%) Cisco IOS
15 93 (17.58%) VLAN
16 80 (15.12%) HSRP
17 73 (13.80%) Ethernet
18 71 (13.42%) Multicast
19 70 (13.23%) SNMP
20 63 (11.91%) Internet
Database & Business Intelligence
1 16 (3.02%) MySQL
2 15 (2.84%) Relational Database
3 14 (2.65%) PostgreSQL
4 12 (2.27%) SQL Server
5 9 (1.70%) DB2
6 2 (0.38%) Data Warehouse
7 1 (0.19%) Ingres
Development Applications
1 15 (2.84%) Subversion
2 14 (2.65%) Jenkins
2 14 (2.65%) Git (software)
2 14 (2.65%) Hudson
2 14 (2.65%) JIRA
3 7 (1.32%) GDB
4 6 (1.13%) VSS/SourceSafe
5 1 (0.19%) Ant
General
1 82 (15.50%) Finance
2 67 (12.67%) Telecoms
3 48 (9.07%) Banking
4 22 (4.16%) Investment Banking
5 16 (3.02%) Retail
6 7 (1.32%) Financial Institution
7 6 (1.13%) Manufacturing
7 6 (1.13%) Law
8 5 (0.95%) Spanish Language
9 4 (0.76%) German Language
9 4 (0.76%) Games
9 4 (0.76%) Legal
10 3 (0.57%) Publishing
10 3 (0.57%) Local Government
11 2 (0.38%) Multimedia
11 2 (0.38%) Dutch Language
11 2 (0.38%) Front Office
12 1 (0.19%) Back Office
12 1 (0.19%) Advertising
12 1 (0.19%) Portuguese Language
Job Titles
1 216 (40.83%) Network Engineer
2 65 (12.29%) Security Engineer
3 52 (9.83%) Architect
4 47 (8.88%) Consultant
5 46 (8.70%) Network Security Engineer
6 45 (8.51%) IP Engineer
7 42 (7.94%) Cisco Engineer
8 38 (7.18%) Design Engineer
9 34 (6.43%) Network Specialist
10 32 (6.05%) Network Consultant
10 32 (6.05%) Senior Network Engineer
11 29 (5.48%) Cisco Network Engineer
12 25 (4.73%) Network Architect
13 24 (4.54%) Security Specialist
14 23 (4.35%) Network Security Specialist
15 22 (4.16%) Analyst
16 18 (3.40%) Firewall Engineer
16 18 (3.40%) Support Engineer
17 16 (3.02%) Network Support
17 16 (3.02%) Network Analyst
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 15 (2.84%) LAMP
2 9 (1.70%) Regular Expression
3 7 (1.32%) VCL
3 7 (1.32%) FIX Protocol
4 6 (1.13%) CSS
5 1 (0.19%) Rendezvous
5 1 (0.19%) .NET
Miscellaneous
1 23 (4.35%) Fat Client
1 23 (4.35%) Thin Client
2 18 (3.40%) Clustering
3 14 (2.65%) Wiki
4 13 (2.46%) Firmware
5 9 (1.70%) Open Source
6 6 (1.13%) Computer Science
7 5 (0.95%) FlexPod
7 5 (0.95%) PKI
8 4 (0.76%) Visualisation
8 4 (0.76%) NHS
9 3 (0.57%) Enterprise Software
9 3 (0.57%) Management Information System
9 3 (0.57%) Video Conferencing
9 3 (0.57%) Hedge funds
10 2 (0.38%) SecurID
10 2 (0.38%) Derivative
10 2 (0.38%) Online Games
10 2 (0.38%) Digital Media
11 1 (0.19%) Fixed Income
Operating Systems
1 81 (15.31%) Linux
2 69 (13.04%) Windows
3 34 (6.43%) UNIX
4 15 (2.84%) Windows Server 2003
5 14 (2.65%) Ubuntu
5 14 (2.65%) Debian
6 11 (2.08%) CentOS
7 10 (1.89%) AIX
8 9 (1.70%) Windows Server 2012
8 9 (1.70%) SUSE
8 9 (1.70%) Windows Server 2008
8 9 (1.70%) Oracle Linux
9 8 (1.51%) Solaris
10 3 (0.57%) Windows 7
11 2 (0.38%) Windows NT
11 2 (0.38%) Windows XP
12 1 (0.19%) Windows 2000
12 1 (0.19%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
12 1 (0.19%) Windows 2000 Server
Processes & Methodologies
1 102 (19.28%) Load Balancing
2 80 (15.12%) Network Design
3 68 (12.85%) Network Management
4 55 (10.40%) ITIL
5 39 (7.37%) Change Management
6 34 (6.43%) E-Commerce
7 32 (6.05%) Network Monitoring
8 31 (5.86%) Capacity Planning
9 29 (5.48%) Migration
9 29 (5.48%) Network Architecture
9 29 (5.48%) Low Latency
10 26 (4.91%) Project Management
11 25 (4.73%) Disaster Recovery
12 20 (3.78%) Service Delivery
13 18 (3.40%) Risk Assessment
14 15 (2.84%) Data Modelling
14 15 (2.84%) Continuous Integration
15 14 (2.65%) DevOps
15 14 (2.65%) Problem Management
16 13 (2.46%) Validation
Programming Languages
1 38 (7.18%) Perl
2 28 (5.29%) C
3 27 (5.10%) SQL
4 23 (4.35%) Java
5 22 (4.16%) PHP
6 18 (3.40%) Bash Shell
7 17 (3.21%) Python
8 15 (2.84%) Ruby
9 6 (1.13%) Embedded C
9 6 (1.13%) Tcl
9 6 (1.13%) Lisp
10 4 (0.76%) R
11 1 (0.19%) Shell Script
Qualifications
1 303 (57.28%) Cisco Certification
2 234 (44.23%) CCNP
3 101 (19.09%) CCIE
4 74 (13.99%) CCNA
5 40 (7.56%) CCDP
6 39 (7.37%) CCSE
7 36 (6.81%) Security Cleared
8 26 (4.91%) CCSP
9 23 (4.35%) SC Cleared
10 22 (4.16%) CISSP
11 21 (3.97%) Check Point Certification
12 18 (3.40%) JNCIP
13 17 (3.21%) Degree
14 13 (2.46%) JNCIE
15 11 (2.08%) CCIP
15 11 (2.08%) JNCIA
15 11 (2.08%) JNCIS
16 8 (1.51%) CCSA
17 6 (1.13%) VMware Certified Professional (VCP)
17 6 (1.13%) ACSP
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 20 (3.78%) SLA
2 18 (3.40%) PCI DSS
3 8 (1.51%) QA
4 1 (0.19%) ISO 9001
4 1 (0.19%) COBIT
4 1 (0.19%) ISO/IEC 27001
System Software
1 47 (8.88%) VMware Infrastructure
2 19 (3.59%) Snort
3 17 (3.21%) vSphere
4 15 (2.84%) Active Directory
4 15 (2.84%) XenServer
5 14 (2.65%) Postfix
5 14 (2.65%) Samba
6 12 (2.27%) ProxySG
7 9 (1.70%) FreeRADIUS
7 9 (1.70%) Varnish
8 8 (1.51%) Hyper-V
9 6 (1.13%) XenDesktop
9 6 (1.13%) XenApp
10 4 (0.76%) Nmap
11 3 (0.57%) NFS
11 3 (0.57%) OpenSSH
12 1 (0.19%) VMware ESXi
Systems Management
1 19 (3.59%) FortiGate
2 14 (2.65%) ZABBIX
2 14 (2.65%) Puppet
3 12 (2.27%) Cisco Prime
4 11 (2.08%) OPNET
5 9 (1.70%) Cisco CUCM
6 8 (1.51%) CA Spectrum
7 6 (1.13%) SCOrch
7 6 (1.13%) RANCID
8 5 (0.95%) CiscoWorks
8 5 (0.95%) OpenNMS
9 4 (0.76%) Nessus
10 3 (0.57%) Salt
10 3 (0.57%) Opscode Chef
10 3 (0.57%) MAILsweeper
11 2 (0.38%) BladeLogic
11 2 (0.38%) SolarWinds Orion
11 2 (0.38%) HP Quality Center
11 2 (0.38%) OpenView
11 2 (0.38%) Nagios
Vendors
1 432 (81.66%) Cisco
2 219 (41.40%) Juniper
3 192 (36.29%) CheckPoint
4 158 (29.87%) F5
5 89 (16.82%) Blue Coat
6 71 (13.42%) VMware
7 65 (12.29%) Citrix
8 46 (8.70%) Microsoft
9 45 (8.51%) HP
10 30 (5.67%) Nokia
11 26 (4.91%) Infoblox
12 23 (4.35%) Imperva
13 22 (4.16%) Fortinet
14 21 (3.97%) Riverbed
15 18 (3.40%) Sourcefire
15 18 (3.40%) SolarWinds
15 18 (3.40%) Radware
15 18 (3.40%) Ericsson
16 17 (3.21%) Red Hat
16 17 (3.21%) Huawei
London
Harvey Nash plc
Rate: £320 per day
Posted: 19 hours ago
City, London
TEKsystems
Rate: £300 per day
Posted: Yesterday
Telford, Shropshire
Experis Ltd
Rate: market rates
Posted: Yesterday
City, London
Deerfoot IT Resources Ltd
Rate: £450 - £550 per day
Posted: Yesterday
West London
Ashdown IT
Rate: £200 - £250 per day
Posted: Yesterday
London
Timothy James Consulting Ltd
Rate: £300 - £330 per day
Posted: Yesterday
City, London
Deerfoot IT Resources Ltd
Rate: £500 - £550 per day
Posted: 2 days ago
London
Experis Ltd
Rate: Market Rates
Posted: 2 days ago
Warrington
Real Staffing
Rate: £200 - £250 per day + competitive
Posted: 2 days ago
Maidstone, Kent
Global Technology Solutions Ltd
Rate: £350 - £450 per day
Posted: 3 days ago
Sutton, Surrey
Reed Business Information Ltd
Rate: From £280 to £320 per day direct - no agency margin.
Posted: 3 days ago
City, London
Austin Fraser
Rate: £0.00 per day + NEG
Posted: 3 days ago
London
Computer Futures
Rate: competitive
Posted: 11 days ago
City of London
Mint Recruitment Solutions
Rate: £350 - £400 per day
Posted: 11 days ago
London
Hays IT - Uk Posting account
Rate: £350.00 - £450.00 per day
Posted: 11 days ago
Liverpool, Merseyside
Yodel
Rate: Unspecified Competitive
Posted: 15 days ago
Belfast, County Antrim
Allied Worldwide
Posted: 15 days ago