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 23 September 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
23 Sep 2014
Same period 2013 Same period 2012
Border Gateway Protocol (BGP)
Rank 310 311 347
Rank change year-on-year
+1 +36
Contract jobs citing BGP 364 308 278
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the UK 0.63% 0.58% 0.48%
As % of the Communications & Networking category 4.33% 4.34% 3.07%
Number of daily rates quoted 203 167 113
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£370 £375 £350
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
-1.33% +7.14%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £251 £289 £236
10% offered a daily rate of more than £488 £472 £495
UK excluding London average daily rate £350 £365 £325
% change year-on-year
-4.10% +12.30%
Number of hourly rates quoted 8 10 7
Average hourly rate £38.75 £42.50 £31.50
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
-8.82% +34.92%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £26.00 £36.95 £27.50
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £42.90 £53.25 £42.20
UK excluding London average hourly rate £40.00 £38.75 £29.50
% change year-on-year
+3.22% +31.35%

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
8414 7100 9045
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the UK 14.56% 13.47% 15.48%
Number of daily rates quoted 4661 3882 4105
Average daily rate £365 £363 £350
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+0.68% +3.57%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £225 £213 £200
10% offered a daily rate of more than £500 £500 £480
UK excluding London average daily rate £347 £325 £333
% change year-on-year
+6.91% -2.25%
Number of hourly rates quoted 463 396 711
Average hourly rate £22.69 £22.50 £21.50
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
+0.84% +4.65%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £12.50 £13.00 £12.00
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £45.00 £41.50 £45.00
UK excluding London average hourly rate £22.50 £22.50 £22.50

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 23 September 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 23 September 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 23 September 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 +27 354 £373 -0.66% 114
London +38 181 £388 +3.33% 52
City of London +43 66 £375 -4.76% 18
South East +4 64 £371 +0.67% 27
Berkshire +22 37 £354 -2.41% 8
South West +3 30 £350 +24.44% 6
West Midlands 0 27 £304 -11.95% 8
North West -6 16 £280 -27.74% 5
Surrey +2 15 £368 -2.00% 5
Yorkshire -4 13 £325 -14.75% 9
Cheshire -1 11 £280 -25.33% 1
West Yorkshire -4 11 £325 - 6
Shropshire -4 11 £404 +6.18% 3
Gloucestershire - 11 £288 - 2
Leeds +5 10 £325 - 6
East of England -37 10 £341 -11.93% 7
Birmingham - 10 £291 - 2
Telford -6 9 £404 +6.18% 3
Reading +10 7 £288 -30.72% 2
Guildford - 7 £368 -
Hampshire -14 6 £220 -26.66% 9
Wiltshire - 6 £400 - 1
Cambridgeshire +9 5 £345 - 3
Milton Keynes +1 5 £388 -6.06% 2
Buckinghamshire -4 5 £388 -6.06% 2
Manchester -8 5 - - 4
Cheltenham - 5 £263 -
Bedfordshire -15 4 £344 +14.58% 1
Bracknell +1 3 - -
Southampton -13 3 £220 -37.14% 3

BGP
Top 30 Related IT Skills

For the 6 months to 23 September 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.

1 489 (83.73%) Cisco
2 430 (73.63%) OSPF
3 376 (64.38%) Firewall
4 341 (58.39%) Cisco Certification
5 257 (44.01%) CCNP
6 249 (42.64%) MPLS
7 243 (41.61%) Juniper
8 238 (40.75%) WAN
9 218 (37.33%) VPN
10 207 (35.45%) LAN
11 205 (35.10%) CheckPoint
12 175 (29.97%) EIGRP
13 170 (29.11%) F5
14 152 (26.03%) Cisco Nexus
15 151 (25.86%) Cisco ASA
16 140 (23.97%) Network Security
17 133 (22.77%) IPsec
18 128 (21.92%) TCP/IP
19 112 (19.18%) Load Balancing
20 108 (18.49%) CCIE
21 106 (18.15%) DNS
21 106 (18.15%) Network Design
22 96 (16.44%) CCNA
23 91 (15.58%) VLAN
24 87 (14.90%) Finance
25 86 (14.73%) Cisco IOS
25 86 (14.73%) HSRP
26 85 (14.55%) Network Management
26 85 (14.55%) SNMP
27 82 (14.04%) Ethernet

BGP
Top Related IT Skills by Category

For the 6 months to 23 September 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 35 (5.99%) Apache
2 14 (2.40%) MS Exchange
3 13 (2.23%) Exchange Server 2010
4 12 (2.05%) Confluence
4 12 (2.05%) nginx
4 12 (2.05%) IIS
4 12 (2.05%) MediaWiki
5 9 (1.54%) SharePoint
6 8 (1.37%) Lync
7 6 (1.03%) Exchange Server 2007
7 6 (1.03%) Exchange Server 2013
8 1 (0.17%) Tomcat
8 1 (0.17%) IBM Notes
Applications
1 27 (4.62%) MS Visio
2 23 (3.94%) MS Excel
3 10 (1.71%) MS Office
Business Applications
1 1 (0.17%) Summit
Cloud Services
1 5 (0.86%) SaaS
2 1 (0.17%) Office 365
Communications & Networking
1 430 (73.63%) OSPF
2 376 (64.38%) Firewall
3 249 (42.64%) MPLS
4 238 (40.75%) WAN
5 218 (37.33%) VPN
6 207 (35.45%) LAN
7 175 (29.97%) EIGRP
8 152 (26.03%) Cisco Nexus
9 151 (25.86%) Cisco ASA
10 140 (23.97%) Network Security
11 133 (22.77%) IPsec
12 128 (21.92%) TCP/IP
13 106 (18.15%) DNS
14 91 (15.58%) VLAN
15 86 (14.73%) Cisco IOS
15 86 (14.73%) HSRP
16 85 (14.55%) SNMP
17 82 (14.04%) Ethernet
18 76 (13.01%) Multicast
19 68 (11.64%) Cisco PIX
Database & Business Intelligence
1 15 (2.57%) SQL Server
2 14 (2.40%) MySQL
3 13 (2.23%) Relational Database
4 12 (2.05%) PostgreSQL
5 11 (1.88%) DB2
6 2 (0.34%) Data Warehouse
7 1 (0.17%) Ingres
7 1 (0.17%) Data Mining
Development Applications
1 13 (2.23%) Subversion
2 12 (2.05%) JIRA
2 12 (2.05%) Git (software)
2 12 (2.05%) Hudson
2 12 (2.05%) Jenkins
3 10 (1.71%) VSS/SourceSafe
4 7 (1.20%) GDB
5 1 (0.17%) Ant
General
1 87 (14.90%) Finance
2 81 (13.87%) Telecoms
3 54 (9.25%) Banking
4 25 (4.28%) Retail
4 25 (4.28%) Investment Banking
5 7 (1.20%) Manufacturing
5 7 (1.20%) Financial Institution
6 6 (1.03%) Law
7 5 (0.86%) Legal
7 5 (0.86%) Spanish Language
7 5 (0.86%) Multimedia
8 4 (0.68%) German Language
8 4 (0.68%) Local Government
8 4 (0.68%) Games
9 3 (0.51%) Publishing
9 3 (0.51%) Back Office
9 3 (0.51%) Marketing
10 2 (0.34%) Billing
10 2 (0.34%) Dutch Language
10 2 (0.34%) Russian Language
Job Titles
1 248 (42.47%) Network Engineer
2 64 (10.96%) Security Engineer
3 54 (9.25%) Architect
4 52 (8.90%) IP Engineer
5 50 (8.56%) Consultant
6 45 (7.71%) Design Engineer
7 44 (7.53%) Cisco Engineer
8 43 (7.36%) Network Security Engineer
9 41 (7.02%) Network Specialist
10 40 (6.85%) Senior Network Engineer
11 34 (5.82%) Network Consultant
12 29 (4.97%) Cisco Network Engineer
13 26 (4.45%) Analyst
14 24 (4.11%) Network Architect
15 20 (3.42%) Support Engineer
16 19 (3.25%) Network Analyst
17 18 (3.08%) Network Support
18 17 (2.91%) Security Specialist
19 16 (2.74%) Network Security Specialist
20 15 (2.57%) Firewall Engineer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 15 (2.57%) CSS
2 13 (2.23%) LAMP
3 11 (1.88%) Regular Expression
3 11 (1.88%) FIX Protocol
4 5 (0.86%) Middleware
4 5 (0.86%) VCL
5 2 (0.34%) XMPP
6 1 (0.17%) Rendezvous
Miscellaneous
1 40 (6.85%) Analytical Skills
2 19 (3.25%) Clustering
3 16 (2.74%) Fat Client
3 16 (2.74%) Thin Client
4 12 (2.05%) Wiki
4 12 (2.05%) Firmware
4 12 (2.05%) User Experience
5 11 (1.88%) Visualisation
6 9 (1.54%) FlexPod
6 9 (1.54%) Open Source
7 7 (1.20%) Computer Science
8 5 (0.86%) NHS
8 5 (0.86%) PKI
9 4 (0.68%) SecurID
9 4 (0.68%) Management Information System
10 3 (0.51%) Enterprise Software
11 2 (0.34%) e-Health
11 2 (0.34%) Online Games
11 2 (0.34%) Video Conferencing
11 2 (0.34%) Hedge funds
Operating Systems
1 78 (13.36%) Linux
2 77 (13.18%) Windows
3 45 (7.71%) UNIX
4 13 (2.23%) Windows Server 2003
5 12 (2.05%) Ubuntu
5 12 (2.05%) CentOS
5 12 (2.05%) AIX
5 12 (2.05%) Debian
6 11 (1.88%) Oracle Linux
6 11 (1.88%) SUSE
7 10 (1.71%) Windows Server 2012
8 9 (1.54%) Solaris
8 9 (1.54%) Windows Server 2008
9 3 (0.51%) Windows 7
10 2 (0.34%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
10 2 (0.34%) Windows XP
10 2 (0.34%) Windows NT
11 1 (0.17%) Windows 2000
11 1 (0.17%) Windows 2000 Server
Processes & Methodologies
1 112 (19.18%) Load Balancing
2 106 (18.15%) Network Design
3 85 (14.55%) Network Management
4 78 (13.36%) ITIL
5 57 (9.76%) Network Monitoring
6 47 (8.05%) Mentoring
7 42 (7.19%) Network Architecture
8 39 (6.68%) Change Management
9 34 (5.82%) Migration
10 32 (5.48%) Low Latency
11 29 (4.97%) Project Management
12 27 (4.62%) E-Commerce
13 26 (4.45%) Capacity Planning
14 23 (3.94%) Disaster Recovery
15 20 (3.42%) Service Delivery
16 18 (3.08%) Risk Assessment
17 16 (2.74%) Performance Monitoring
17 16 (2.74%) Line Management
18 15 (2.57%) High Availability
19 14 (2.40%) Validation
Programming Languages
1 38 (6.51%) Perl
2 28 (4.79%) SQL
3 24 (4.11%) C
4 19 (3.25%) Java
5 18 (3.08%) PHP
6 16 (2.74%) Bash Shell
6 16 (2.74%) Python
7 13 (2.23%) Ruby
8 8 (1.37%) R
9 6 (1.03%) Tcl
9 6 (1.03%) Lisp
9 6 (1.03%) Embedded C
10 1 (0.17%) VB
10 1 (0.17%) Shell Script
Qualifications
1 341 (58.39%) Cisco Certification
2 257 (44.01%) CCNP
3 108 (18.49%) CCIE
4 96 (16.44%) CCNA
5 48 (8.22%) Security Cleared
6 42 (7.19%) CCDP
7 39 (6.68%) SC Cleared
8 34 (5.82%) CCSE
9 27 (4.62%) CCSP
10 23 (3.94%) CISSP
11 22 (3.77%) Check Point Certification
12 19 (3.25%) JNCIP
13 16 (2.74%) Degree
14 13 (2.23%) JNCIE
15 12 (2.05%) JNCIA
15 12 (2.05%) CCIP
16 11 (1.88%) CCSA
16 11 (1.88%) JNCIS
17 8 (1.37%) HP ASE
18 7 (1.20%) ACSP
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 21 (3.60%) PCI DSS
2 20 (3.42%) SLA
3 8 (1.37%) QA
4 2 (0.34%) ISO 9001
5 1 (0.17%) ISO 14001
5 1 (0.17%) COBIT
5 1 (0.17%) ISO/IEC 27001
System Software
1 41 (7.02%) VMware Infrastructure
2 21 (3.60%) vSphere
3 20 (3.42%) Snort
4 19 (3.25%) Active Directory
5 16 (2.74%) ProxySG
6 14 (2.40%) XenServer
7 12 (2.05%) Postfix
7 12 (2.05%) Samba
8 11 (1.88%) FreeRADIUS
9 9 (1.54%) Hyper-V
10 7 (1.20%) Varnish
10 7 (1.20%) XenApp
11 6 (1.03%) XenDesktop
12 4 (0.68%) Nmap
12 4 (0.68%) NFS
13 3 (0.51%) VMware ESXi
13 3 (0.51%) OpenSSH
14 1 (0.17%) Citrix Presentation Server
Systems Management
1 25 (4.28%) FortiGate
2 18 (3.08%) OPNET
3 14 (2.40%) Cisco Prime
4 12 (2.05%) ZABBIX
4 12 (2.05%) Puppet
5 11 (1.88%) CA Spectrum
6 10 (1.71%) RANCID
7 9 (1.54%) CiscoWorks
7 9 (1.54%) OpenNMS
8 8 (1.37%) Cisco CUCM
9 7 (1.20%) SCOrch
9 7 (1.20%) SolarWinds Orion
9 7 (1.20%) Nessus
10 3 (0.51%) Opscode Chef
10 3 (0.51%) Salt
10 3 (0.51%) Nagios
10 3 (0.51%) MAILsweeper
11 2 (0.34%) BladeLogic
11 2 (0.34%) HP Quality Center
11 2 (0.34%) OpenView
Vendors
1 489 (83.73%) Cisco
2 243 (41.61%) Juniper
3 205 (35.10%) CheckPoint
4 170 (29.11%) F5
5 77 (13.18%) Blue Coat
6 73 (12.50%) VMware
7 62 (10.62%) Citrix
8 55 (9.42%) Microsoft
9 43 (7.36%) HP
10 40 (6.85%) Nokia
11 33 (5.65%) SolarWinds
12 32 (5.48%) Riverbed
12 32 (5.48%) Fortinet
13 20 (3.42%) Infoblox
14 19 (3.25%) Radware
14 19 (3.25%) Sourcefire
15 18 (3.08%) Redback
15 18 (3.08%) BMC
16 17 (2.91%) Aruba
17 16 (2.74%) Imperva
City, London
TEKsystems
Rate: £300 per day
Posted: 16 hours ago
London
Harvey Nash plc
Rate: £200 per day
Posted: 18 hours ago
London
Connectus
Rate: £585 per day
Posted: 21 hours ago
City of London
iKonnect
Rate: £525 - £550 per day
Posted: 23 hours ago
London
Harvey Nash plc
Rate: £180 - £190 per day
Posted: 23 hours ago
Plymouth, Devon
Pertemps Plymouth
Rate: From £175 to £175 per annum
Posted: 3 days ago
Telford
Orgtel
Rate: £200 - £300 per day
Posted: 4 days ago
Telford, Shropshire
Experis Ltd
Rate: £380 - £427 per day
Posted: 4 days ago
West Midlands
Jumar
Posted: 4 days ago
West London
Ashdown IT
Rate: £200 - £250 per day
Posted: 4 days ago
London
Coal IT Services
Rate: £250 per day
Posted: 5 days ago
Croydon, Surrey
Venturi
Rate: £400 per day
Posted: 5 days ago
City, London
ComputAppoint
Posted: 6 days ago
Berkshire
CACI Network Services
Rate: Up to £500 per day
Posted: 6 days ago
North London
DP Connect
Rate: £200 - £250 per day
Posted: 6 days ago
Gloucestershire
G2 Recruitment Solutions Ltd.
Rate: Negotiable
Posted: 6 days ago
London
Hays IT - Uk Posting account
Rate: £400.00 - £550.00 per day
Posted: 10 days ago
Somerset
Opus Recruitment Solutions Ltd
Rate: £200 - £250 per annum
Posted: 11 days ago
West London
Orgtel
Rate: £200 - £300 per day
Posted: 12 days ago
City of London
Austin Fraser Limited
Rate: NEG
Posted: 19 days ago