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 27 March 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
27 Mar 2015
Same period 2014 Same period 2013
Border Gateway Protocol (BGP)
Rank 316 368 350
Rank change year-on-year
+52 -18
Contract jobs citing BGP 328 212 197
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the UK 0.61% 0.41% 0.43%
As % of the Communications & Networking category 4.21% 3.15% 2.84%
Number of daily rates quoted 205 124 117
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£360 £400 £310
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
-10.00% +28.92%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £275 £256 £209
10% offered a daily rate of more than £475 £500 £475
UK excluding London average daily rate £370 £400 £283
% change year-on-year
-7.50% +41.59%
Number of hourly rates quoted 5 3 5
Average hourly rate £30.00 £27.50 £35.00
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
+9.09% -21.42%
UK excluding London average hourly rate £30.00 £180.00 £35.00
% change year-on-year
-83.33% +414.28%

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
7789 6720 6936
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the UK 14.52% 12.95% 15.06%
Number of daily rates quoted 4246 3470 3376
Average daily rate £365 £375 £350
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
-2.66% +7.14%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £210 £210 £190
10% offered a daily rate of more than £500 £500 £500
UK excluding London average daily rate £347 £350 £315
% change year-on-year
-0.72% +11.11%
Number of hourly rates quoted 428 411 579
Average hourly rate £27.50 £20.00 £23.00
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
+37.50% -13.04%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £13.00 £12.50 £12.00
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £47.00 £45.00 £42.50
UK excluding London average hourly rate £30.00 £21.00 £22.50
% change year-on-year
+42.85% -6.66%

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 27 March 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 27 March 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 +75 317 £360 -10.00% 93
London +43 130 £338 -15.62% 37
South East -18 69 £370 +9.62% 28
Berkshire +9 51 £450 +100.00% 11
Yorkshire +15 44 £300 -25.04% 4
City of London +29 36 £413 +17.52% 18
North West +12 32 £469 +40.97% 5
Manchester - 22 £475 - 4
West Yorkshire +6 14 £350 - 2
South West -5 14 £385 -9.41% 8
Leeds -1 13 £350 - 2
West Midlands 0 12 £413 +22.22% 3
North Yorkshire -1 12 £401 +0.06% 2
York +6 11 £401 +0.06% 1
East of England +5 9 £406 +1.56% 3
Bristol +4 8 £360 -15.29% 4
Surrey +5 7 £316 -38.59% 3
Bracknell +13 6 £450 -
Reading -1 6 £363 -6.45% 7
Sheffield - 6 £275 -
South Yorkshire - 6 £275 -
Essex +6 5 £413 +3.12%
Buckinghamshire -1 5 £343 - 4
Gloucestershire -16 5 £450 - 2
East Midlands - 5 £425 - 5
Hertfordshire +5 4 £361 -
Lancashire - 4 £426 -
Slough - 4 £381 -
Birmingham - 4 £336 - 1
Maidenhead -1 3 £350 +18.64% 2

BGP
Top 30 Related IT Skills

For the 6 months to 27 March 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.

1 665 (89.62%) Cisco
2 562 (75.74%) OSPF
3 483 (65.09%) Cisco Certification
4 479 (64.56%) Firewall
5 386 (52.02%) CCNP
6 370 (49.87%) MPLS
7 312 (42.05%) WAN
8 285 (38.41%) EIGRP
9 273 (36.79%) F5
10 272 (36.66%) LAN
11 270 (36.39%) Cisco ASA
12 267 (35.98%) VPN
13 262 (35.31%) Juniper
14 256 (34.50%) CheckPoint
15 225 (30.32%) Cisco Nexus
16 183 (24.66%) Network Security
17 178 (23.99%) CCNA
18 164 (22.10%) CCIE
19 163 (21.97%) Load Balancing
20 162 (21.83%) TCP/IP
21 155 (20.89%) Wireless
22 153 (20.62%) IPsec
23 146 (19.68%) DNS
24 137 (18.46%) Linux
25 125 (16.85%) Telecoms
25 125 (16.85%) Cisco IOS
26 121 (16.31%) Citrix
27 119 (16.04%) Finance
28 116 (15.63%) Blue Coat
29 111 (14.96%) VMware

BGP
Top Related IT Skills by Category

For the 6 months to 27 March 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 26 (3.50%) Apache
2 23 (3.10%) IIS
3 16 (2.16%) Confluence
3 16 (2.16%) MediaWiki
4 13 (1.75%) nginx
4 13 (1.75%) SharePoint
5 8 (1.08%) MS Exchange
6 7 (0.94%) Lync
7 4 (0.54%) Exchange Server 2010
8 3 (0.40%) Exchange Server 2007
8 3 (0.40%) Exchange Server 2013
9 2 (0.27%) Elasticsearch
10 1 (0.13%) Lotus Domino
10 1 (0.13%) Tomcat
Applications
1 14 (1.89%) MS Excel
2 13 (1.75%) MS Visio
3 12 (1.62%) MS Office
4 2 (0.27%) MS Project
4 2 (0.27%) MS PowerPoint
Business Applications
1 4 (0.54%) SAP Oil and Gas
Cloud Services
1 3 (0.40%) Microsoft Azure
2 2 (0.27%) SaaS
2 2 (0.27%) Cloud Computing
3 1 (0.13%) IaaS
Communications & Networking
1 562 (75.74%) OSPF
2 479 (64.56%) Firewall
3 370 (49.87%) MPLS
4 312 (42.05%) WAN
5 285 (38.41%) EIGRP
6 272 (36.66%) LAN
7 270 (36.39%) Cisco ASA
8 267 (35.98%) VPN
9 225 (30.32%) Cisco Nexus
10 183 (24.66%) Network Security
11 162 (21.83%) TCP/IP
12 155 (20.89%) Wireless
13 153 (20.62%) IPsec
14 146 (19.68%) DNS
15 125 (16.85%) Cisco IOS
16 106 (14.29%) HSRP
16 106 (14.29%) Ethernet
17 99 (13.34%) Multicast
18 95 (12.80%) Internet
19 90 (12.13%) F5 BIG-IP LTM
Database & Business Intelligence
1 29 (3.91%) SQL Server
2 16 (2.16%) PostgreSQL
3 14 (1.89%) MySQL
4 10 (1.35%) Relational Database
5 9 (1.21%) DB2
6 8 (1.08%) Oracle Database
7 2 (0.27%) InfluxDB
7 2 (0.27%) SQL Server 2008
7 2 (0.27%) SQL Server 2012
8 1 (0.13%) Data Mining
Development Applications
1 18 (2.43%) Jenkins
2 16 (2.16%) Subversion
2 16 (2.16%) JIRA
2 16 (2.16%) Git (software)
2 16 (2.16%) Hudson
3 5 (0.67%) VSS/SourceSafe
4 2 (0.27%) Ant
General
1 125 (16.85%) Telecoms
2 119 (16.04%) Finance
3 71 (9.57%) Banking
4 32 (4.31%) Investment Banking
5 22 (2.96%) Retail
6 17 (2.29%) Multimedia
7 16 (2.16%) Games
8 14 (1.89%) Financial Institution
9 13 (1.75%) Back Office
10 9 (1.21%) Marketing
11 8 (1.08%) Manufacturing
12 4 (0.54%) Electronics
13 3 (0.40%) Publishing
13 3 (0.40%) Billing
14 2 (0.27%) Corporate Banking
15 1 (0.13%) French Language
15 1 (0.13%) German Language
15 1 (0.13%) Aerospace
15 1 (0.13%) Law
15 1 (0.13%) Legal
Job Titles
1 378 (50.94%) Network Engineer
2 79 (10.65%) Architect
3 66 (8.89%) IP Engineer
4 61 (8.22%) Cisco Engineer
5 48 (6.47%) Network Specialist
6 47 (6.33%) Security Engineer
7 44 (5.93%) Design Engineer
8 42 (5.66%) Consultant
9 41 (5.53%) Network Architect
10 37 (4.99%) Network Security Engineer
11 36 (4.85%) Cisco Network Engineer
12 34 (4.58%) Security Specialist
12 34 (4.58%) Support Engineer
12 34 (4.58%) Network Security Specialist
13 31 (4.18%) Operations Engineer
13 31 (4.18%) Senior Network Engineer
14 30 (4.04%) Network Support
15 27 (3.64%) Implementation Engineer
16 22 (2.96%) Network Consultant
17 21 (2.83%) Network Support Engineer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 9 (1.21%) Regular Expression
2 8 (1.08%) LAMP
2 8 (1.08%) CSS
3 7 (0.94%) Middleware
Miscellaneous
1 46 (6.20%) Analytical Skills
2 34 (4.58%) Thin Client
2 34 (4.58%) Fat Client
3 31 (4.18%) PKI
4 20 (2.70%) Video Conferencing
5 19 (2.56%) Clustering
6 16 (2.16%) Wiki
7 14 (1.89%) Online Games
8 9 (1.21%) FlexPod
8 9 (1.21%) Smart Meter
9 8 (1.08%) Visualisation
9 8 (1.08%) Celerra
9 8 (1.08%) Replication
10 7 (0.94%) IVR
10 7 (0.94%) User Experience
11 6 (0.81%) N-Tier
11 6 (0.81%) Computer Science
12 4 (0.54%) Life Science
12 4 (0.54%) Hedge funds
12 4 (0.54%) NHS
Operating Systems
1 137 (18.46%) Linux
2 80 (10.78%) Windows
3 73 (9.84%) UNIX
4 18 (2.43%) Solaris
5 16 (2.16%) Ubuntu
5 16 (2.16%) CentOS
6 15 (2.02%) Windows Server 2003
7 13 (1.75%) Debian
8 12 (1.62%) SUSE
9 10 (1.35%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
10 9 (1.21%) Oracle Linux
10 9 (1.21%) AIX
11 8 (1.08%) Windows Server 2008
12 6 (0.81%) Windows Server 2012
13 5 (0.67%) Windows 7
14 2 (0.27%) Mac OS
14 2 (0.27%) Windows XP
15 1 (0.13%) Mac OS X
15 1 (0.13%) Windows 8
Processes & Methodologies
1 163 (21.97%) Load Balancing
2 103 (13.88%) Network Design
3 79 (10.65%) ITIL
4 75 (10.11%) Migration
5 74 (9.97%) E-Commerce
6 71 (9.57%) Network Management
7 58 (7.82%) Network Monitoring
8 47 (6.33%) Service Delivery
9 41 (5.53%) Change Management
10 40 (5.39%) Mentoring
11 39 (5.26%) Service Management
12 38 (5.12%) Low Latency
13 34 (4.58%) Project Management
14 32 (4.31%) Incident Management
15 30 (4.04%) Disaster Recovery
16 27 (3.64%) Network Architecture
17 26 (3.50%) Capacity Planning
18 21 (2.83%) Line Management
19 19 (2.56%) Configuration Management
19 19 (2.56%) PRINCE2
Programming Languages
1 36 (4.85%) Perl
2 25 (3.37%) C
3 24 (3.23%) Python
4 20 (2.70%) SQL
5 15 (2.02%) Bash Shell
5 15 (2.02%) Lisp
5 15 (2.02%) Java
6 13 (1.75%) Ruby
7 12 (1.62%) PHP
8 2 (0.27%) Objective-C
9 1 (0.13%) Tcl
9 1 (0.13%) JavaScript
Qualifications
1 483 (65.09%) Cisco Certification
2 386 (52.02%) CCNP
3 178 (23.99%) CCNA
4 164 (22.10%) CCIE
5 63 (8.49%) CCIP
6 52 (7.01%) CCDP
6 52 (7.01%) CCSE
7 50 (6.74%) Security Cleared
8 34 (4.58%) JNCIP
9 32 (4.31%) SC Cleared
10 27 (3.64%) Degree
11 20 (2.70%) DV Cleared
12 19 (2.56%) JNCIA
13 15 (2.02%) JNCIS
14 12 (1.62%) CCSA
14 12 (1.62%) BC Cleared
15 10 (1.35%) PRINCE2 Certification
16 6 (0.81%) Microsoft Certification
16 6 (0.81%) CISSP
16 6 (0.81%) MCSE
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 39 (5.26%) SLA
2 7 (0.94%) QA
3 2 (0.27%) PCI DSS
3 2 (0.27%) Sarbanes-Oxley
4 1 (0.13%) ISO/IEC 27001
System Software
1 77 (10.38%) VMware Infrastructure
2 31 (4.18%) Active Directory
3 18 (2.43%) XenServer
4 16 (2.16%) Postfix
4 16 (2.16%) Samba
4 16 (2.16%) vSphere
4 16 (2.16%) iptables
5 15 (2.02%) ProxySG
6 13 (1.75%) vCloud
7 12 (1.62%) XenApp
8 11 (1.48%) Hyper-V
8 11 (1.48%) Terminal Services
9 10 (1.35%) VMware ESX
10 9 (1.21%) FreeRADIUS
11 8 (1.08%) Snort
11 8 (1.08%) Firmware
11 8 (1.08%) EMC RecoverPoint
12 4 (0.54%) Xen
13 3 (0.40%) XenDesktop
14 2 (0.27%) NFS
Systems Management
1 22 (2.96%) Cisco CUCM
2 21 (2.83%) RANCID
3 20 (2.70%) FortiGate
4 18 (2.43%) Cisco Prime
4 18 (2.43%) Puppet
5 17 (2.29%) CiscoWorks
5 17 (2.29%) OPNET
6 16 (2.16%) ZABBIX
7 10 (1.35%) Salt
7 10 (1.35%) Opscode Chef
7 10 (1.35%) CA Spectrum
8 8 (1.08%) OpenNMS
8 8 (1.08%) SolarWinds Orion
9 4 (0.54%) Cacti
9 4 (0.54%) EMC NetWorker
10 3 (0.40%) Foglight
11 2 (0.27%) OpenView
11 2 (0.27%) Netcool
11 2 (0.27%) Nagios
11 2 (0.27%) Cisco IPCC
Vendors
1 665 (89.62%) Cisco
2 273 (36.79%) F5
3 262 (35.31%) Juniper
4 256 (34.50%) CheckPoint
5 121 (16.31%) Citrix
6 116 (15.63%) Blue Coat
7 111 (14.96%) VMware
8 92 (12.40%) SolarWinds
9 77 (10.38%) HP
10 60 (8.09%) Infoblox
11 52 (7.01%) Riverbed
12 39 (5.26%) Microsoft
13 37 (4.99%) BT
14 35 (4.72%) Imperva
15 33 (4.45%) Fortinet
16 32 (4.31%) Nokia
17 29 (3.91%) Nortel
18 27 (3.64%) Red Hat
19 21 (2.83%) BMC
19 21 (2.83%) IBM
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