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 19 December 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
19 Dec 2014
Same period 2013 Same period 2012
Border Gateway Protocol (BGP)
Rank 265 364 361
Rank change year-on-year
+99 -3
Contract jobs citing BGP 420 233 200
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the UK 0.76% 0.45% 0.40%
As % of the Communications & Networking category 5.30% 3.35% 2.54%
Number of daily rates quoted 258 149 97
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Average daily rate % change year-on-year
-6.72% +7.21%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £250 £265 £225
10% offered a daily rate of more than £473 £500 £500
UK excluding London average daily rate £355 £350 £323
% change year-on-year
+1.42% +8.52%
Number of hourly rates quoted 7 2 2
Average hourly rate £30.00 £25.50 £102.75
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
+17.64% -75.18%
UK excluding London average hourly rate £30.00 £25.50 £102.75
% change year-on-year
+17.64% -75.18%

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
7932 6951 7862
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the UK 14.38% 13.47% 15.84%
Number of daily rates quoted 4506 3786 3830
Average daily rate £363 £375 £350
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
-3.33% +7.14%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £215 £215 £210
10% offered a daily rate of more than £500 £525 £500
UK excluding London average daily rate £350 £338 £325
% change year-on-year
+3.70% +3.84%
Number of hourly rates quoted 427 418 664
Average hourly rate £22.50 £19.50 £21.00
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
+15.38% -7.14%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £12.55 £12.00 £12.50
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £40.00 £37.50 £45.00
UK excluding London average hourly rate £23.50 £20.50 £21.00
% change year-on-year
+14.63% -2.38%

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 19 December 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
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 19 December 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 +90 413 £350 -6.72% 92
London +97 232 £338 -15.62% 41
South East +23 81 £350 -1.75% 26
City of London +37 68 £350 -7.89% 23
Berkshire +32 46 £300 -14.28% 10
Yorkshire +12 25 £331 +10.41% 5
West Midlands -3 24 £325 +25.00% 2
Manchester +13 22 £360 -15.29% 4
North West +6 22 £360 -15.29% 5
South West -14 20 £400 +31.68% 3
Surrey +2 12 £325 -20.24% 4
Reading +27 11 £350 - 4
Shropshire +2 9 £375 +9.48%
North Yorkshire +2 9 £401 - 2
York - 9 £401 -
South Yorkshire +9 8 £260 -
Sheffield +6 8 £260 -
Telford +2 8 £375 +9.48%
Gloucestershire -14 8 £140 -56.92%
West Yorkshire - 8 £313 - 3
Leeds - 8 £313 - 2
Birmingham +2 7 £200 +33.33%
Bracknell +2 7 £275 - 1
Slough -2 7 £270 - 2
Hampshire -21 7 £320 -1.53% 4
Cheltenham - 7 £140 -
Bristol -8 6 £425 - 3
East of England -29 6 £270 -8.47% 9
Milton Keynes -9 5 £425 +3.03%
Buckinghamshire -11 5 £425 +3.03% 3

BGP
Top 30 Related IT Skills

For the 6 months to 19 December 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.

1 691 (88.14%) Cisco
2 584 (74.49%) OSPF
3 518 (66.07%) Firewall
4 475 (60.59%) Cisco Certification
5 360 (45.92%) CCNP
6 354 (45.15%) MPLS
7 318 (40.56%) WAN
8 298 (38.01%) Juniper
9 284 (36.22%) VPN
10 282 (35.97%) CheckPoint
11 281 (35.84%) LAN
11 281 (35.84%) EIGRP
12 256 (32.65%) Cisco Nexus
13 246 (31.38%) F5
14 222 (28.32%) Cisco ASA
15 176 (22.45%) TCP/IP
16 173 (22.07%) CCIE
17 168 (21.43%) Network Security
18 165 (21.05%) CCNA
19 161 (20.54%) IPsec
20 153 (19.52%) Load Balancing
21 143 (18.24%) Network Design
22 135 (17.22%) DNS
23 130 (16.58%) Telecoms
24 126 (16.07%) HSRP
25 116 (14.80%) Finance
26 113 (14.41%) Wireless
27 109 (13.90%) ITIL
27 109 (13.90%) Linux
28 107 (13.65%) VLAN

BGP
Top Related IT Skills by Category

For the 6 months to 19 December 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 28 (3.57%) Apache
2 19 (2.42%) IIS
3 15 (1.91%) SharePoint
4 13 (1.66%) MS Exchange
5 10 (1.28%) Exchange Server 2010
6 7 (0.89%) nginx
6 7 (0.89%) Confluence
6 7 (0.89%) MediaWiki
6 7 (0.89%) Lync
7 3 (0.38%) Exchange Server 2007
7 3 (0.38%) Exchange Server 2013
8 1 (0.13%) Lotus Domino
8 1 (0.13%) Tomcat
Applications
1 33 (4.21%) MS Excel
2 30 (3.83%) MS Visio
3 15 (1.91%) MS Office
4 2 (0.26%) MS Project
Business Applications
1 1 (0.13%) Summit
1 1 (0.13%) SAP Oil and Gas
Cloud Services
1 3 (0.38%) SaaS
1 3 (0.38%) Microsoft Azure
2 1 (0.13%) Office 365
2 1 (0.13%) IaaS
Communications & Networking
1 584 (74.49%) OSPF
2 518 (66.07%) Firewall
3 354 (45.15%) MPLS
4 318 (40.56%) WAN
5 284 (36.22%) VPN
6 281 (35.84%) LAN
6 281 (35.84%) EIGRP
7 256 (32.65%) Cisco Nexus
8 222 (28.32%) Cisco ASA
9 176 (22.45%) TCP/IP
10 168 (21.43%) Network Security
11 161 (20.54%) IPsec
12 135 (17.22%) DNS
13 126 (16.07%) HSRP
14 113 (14.41%) Wireless
15 107 (13.65%) VLAN
16 103 (13.14%) Multicast
17 101 (12.88%) Internet
18 97 (12.37%) Ethernet
19 94 (11.99%) Cisco IOS
Database & Business Intelligence
1 25 (3.19%) SQL Server
2 17 (2.17%) DB2
3 7 (0.89%) PostgreSQL
3 7 (0.89%) MySQL
3 7 (0.89%) Relational Database
4 3 (0.38%) Data Mining
5 2 (0.26%) SQL Server 2012
5 2 (0.26%) SQL Server 2008
6 1 (0.13%) Data Warehouse
Development Applications
1 11 (1.40%) VSS/SourceSafe
2 8 (1.02%) Subversion
3 7 (0.89%) JIRA
3 7 (0.89%) Git (software)
3 7 (0.89%) Hudson
3 7 (0.89%) Jenkins
4 3 (0.38%) GDB
5 1 (0.13%) Ant
General
1 130 (16.58%) Telecoms
2 116 (14.80%) Finance
3 83 (10.59%) Banking
4 38 (4.85%) Retail
5 31 (3.95%) Investment Banking
6 13 (1.66%) Games
7 8 (1.02%) Back Office
7 8 (1.02%) Financial Institution
7 8 (1.02%) Manufacturing
7 8 (1.02%) Multimedia
8 6 (0.77%) Marketing
9 5 (0.64%) Spanish Language
10 4 (0.51%) Local Government
10 4 (0.51%) Billing
11 3 (0.38%) German Language
11 3 (0.38%) Law
11 3 (0.38%) Legal
12 2 (0.26%) Russian Language
12 2 (0.26%) Dutch Language
13 1 (0.13%) French Language
Job Titles
1 371 (47.32%) Network Engineer
2 83 (10.59%) Architect
3 67 (8.55%) Security Engineer
4 65 (8.29%) Cisco Engineer
5 62 (7.91%) IP Engineer
6 61 (7.78%) Consultant
7 55 (7.02%) Design Engineer
8 51 (6.51%) Network Security Engineer
9 49 (6.25%) Senior Network Engineer
10 44 (5.61%) Support Engineer
11 40 (5.10%) Network Specialist
12 38 (4.85%) Network Support
13 37 (4.72%) Network Architect
14 36 (4.59%) Cisco Network Engineer
15 35 (4.46%) Network Consultant
16 28 (3.57%) Analyst
17 24 (3.06%) Network Support Engineer
18 22 (2.81%) Network Analyst
19 21 (2.68%) Cisco Support
19 21 (2.68%) Cisco Support Engineer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 17 (2.17%) Regular Expression
1 17 (2.17%) CSS
2 8 (1.02%) Middleware
3 7 (0.89%) LAMP
4 2 (0.26%) XMPP
Miscellaneous
1 41 (5.23%) Analytical Skills
2 20 (2.55%) FlexPod
2 20 (2.55%) Clustering
3 18 (2.30%) PKI
4 15 (1.91%) Visualisation
5 14 (1.79%) User Experience
6 13 (1.66%) Video Conferencing
7 12 (1.53%) Thin Client
7 12 (1.53%) Online Games
7 12 (1.53%) Fat Client
8 9 (1.15%) Smart Meter
8 9 (1.15%) Computer Science
9 7 (0.89%) Wiki
10 6 (0.77%) NHS
11 5 (0.64%) Open Source
11 5 (0.64%) Management Information System
11 5 (0.64%) Enterprise Software
12 4 (0.51%) Hedge funds
12 4 (0.51%) IVR
12 4 (0.51%) SecurID
Operating Systems
1 109 (13.90%) Linux
2 87 (11.10%) Windows
3 75 (9.57%) UNIX
4 19 (2.42%) SUSE
5 17 (2.17%) Oracle Linux
5 17 (2.17%) AIX
6 14 (1.79%) Solaris
7 10 (1.28%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
7 10 (1.28%) Ubuntu
8 9 (1.15%) CentOS
8 9 (1.15%) Windows Server 2008
8 9 (1.15%) Windows Server 2012
9 8 (1.02%) Windows Server 2003
10 7 (0.89%) Debian
11 5 (0.64%) Windows 7
12 3 (0.38%) Windows XP
13 2 (0.26%) Mac OS
14 1 (0.13%) Windows 2000
14 1 (0.13%) Windows NT
14 1 (0.13%) Windows 8
Processes & Methodologies
1 153 (19.52%) Load Balancing
2 143 (18.24%) Network Design
3 109 (13.90%) ITIL
4 84 (10.71%) Network Monitoring
5 83 (10.59%) Network Management
6 68 (8.67%) Migration
7 63 (8.04%) Change Management
8 48 (6.12%) Network Architecture
9 43 (5.48%) Service Delivery
9 43 (5.48%) Mentoring
10 41 (5.23%) Project Management
10 41 (5.23%) E-Commerce
10 41 (5.23%) Low Latency
11 34 (4.34%) Service Management
12 24 (3.06%) High Availability
13 22 (2.81%) PRINCE2
14 20 (2.55%) Disaster Recovery
14 20 (2.55%) Capacity Planning
15 18 (2.30%) Line Management
16 17 (2.17%) Performance Monitoring
Programming Languages
1 42 (5.36%) Perl
2 27 (3.44%) SQL
3 20 (2.55%) Python
4 15 (1.91%) C
5 11 (1.40%) Java
5 11 (1.40%) Lisp
6 9 (1.15%) Bash Shell
6 9 (1.15%) R
7 8 (1.02%) Ruby
8 7 (0.89%) Tcl
8 7 (0.89%) PHP
9 2 (0.26%) Embedded C
10 1 (0.13%) Objective-C
10 1 (0.13%) Shell Script
10 1 (0.13%) VB
Qualifications
1 475 (60.59%) Cisco Certification
2 360 (45.92%) CCNP
3 173 (22.07%) CCIE
4 165 (21.05%) CCNA
5 65 (8.29%) Security Cleared
6 53 (6.76%) CCDP
7 49 (6.25%) SC Cleared
8 40 (5.10%) CCSE
9 31 (3.95%) CCIP
10 25 (3.19%) JNCIP
11 22 (2.81%) CCSP
12 21 (2.68%) Degree
13 19 (2.42%) CCSA
14 18 (2.30%) CISSP
14 18 (2.30%) JNCIS
15 15 (1.91%) DV Cleared
15 15 (1.91%) Check Point Certification
16 13 (1.66%) JNCIA
16 13 (1.66%) PRINCE2 Certification
17 11 (1.40%) JNCIE
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 44 (5.61%) SLA
2 14 (1.79%) PCI DSS
3 11 (1.40%) QA
4 2 (0.26%) Sarbanes-Oxley
5 1 (0.13%) ISO/IEC 27001
5 1 (0.13%) ISO 14001
5 1 (0.13%) ISO 9001
System Software
1 43 (5.48%) VMware Infrastructure
2 25 (3.19%) Active Directory
2 25 (3.19%) vSphere
3 24 (3.06%) ProxySG
4 18 (2.30%) Snort
5 17 (2.17%) FreeRADIUS
6 13 (1.66%) Firmware
7 11 (1.40%) Hyper-V
8 8 (1.02%) XenServer
9 7 (0.89%) Postfix
9 7 (0.89%) Samba
10 4 (0.51%) XenApp
10 4 (0.51%) Nmap
11 3 (0.38%) XenDesktop
11 3 (0.38%) OpenSSH
11 3 (0.38%) NFS
11 3 (0.38%) Terminal Services
11 3 (0.38%) VMware ESXi
12 2 (0.26%) Varnish
12 2 (0.26%) Xen
Systems Management
1 29 (3.70%) FortiGate
2 28 (3.57%) Cisco Prime
3 21 (2.68%) OPNET
3 21 (2.68%) RANCID
4 19 (2.42%) OpenNMS
5 18 (2.30%) CiscoWorks
6 16 (2.04%) CA Spectrum
7 13 (1.66%) SolarWinds Orion
8 11 (1.40%) Cisco CUCM
9 8 (1.02%) Nessus
10 7 (0.89%) ZABBIX
10 7 (0.89%) Puppet
10 7 (0.89%) SCOrch
11 6 (0.77%) Salt
11 6 (0.77%) Opscode Chef
12 3 (0.38%) Cisco IPCC
12 3 (0.38%) Foglight
12 3 (0.38%) Netcool
13 2 (0.26%) Cisco LMS
13 2 (0.26%) Cisco UCCX
Vendors
1 691 (88.14%) Cisco
2 298 (38.01%) Juniper
3 282 (35.97%) CheckPoint
4 246 (31.38%) F5
5 102 (13.01%) Blue Coat
6 84 (10.71%) VMware
7 76 (9.69%) Citrix
8 66 (8.42%) Riverbed
9 62 (7.91%) Microsoft
10 59 (7.53%) HP
11 57 (7.27%) SolarWinds
12 46 (5.87%) Fortinet
13 43 (5.48%) Nokia
14 25 (3.19%) BT
15 24 (3.06%) IBM
15 24 (3.06%) BMC
16 22 (2.81%) Nortel
17 21 (2.68%) Oracle
18 20 (2.55%) Aruba
19 18 (2.30%) CA
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