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 31 July 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
31 Jul 2015
Same period 2014 Same period 2013
Border Gateway Protocol (BGP)
Rank 315 348 372
Rank change year-on-year
+33 +24
Contract jobs citing BGP 362 282 218
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the UK 0.64% 0.52% 0.43%
As % of the Communications & Networking category 4.62% 3.69% 3.12%
Number of daily rates quoted 217 155 104
Average daily rate
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£400 £375 £350
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+6.66% +7.14%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £265 £268 £290
10% offered a daily rate of more than £483 £488 £421
UK excluding London average daily rate £375 £350 £325
% change year-on-year
+7.14% +7.69%
Number of hourly rates quoted 5 6 5
Average hourly rate £47.83 £41.00 £48.00
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
+16.65% -14.58%
UK excluding London average hourly rate £47.83 £40.00 £41.00
% change year-on-year
+19.57% -2.43%

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
7831 7646 6987
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the UK 13.77% 13.99% 13.67%
Number of daily rates quoted 4478 4078 3617
Average daily rate £375 £360 £350
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+4.16% +2.85%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £225 £210 £198
10% offered a daily rate of more than £500 £500 £488
UK excluding London average daily rate £350 £336 £320
% change year-on-year
+4.27% +4.88%
Number of hourly rates quoted 477 416 465
Average hourly rate £21.50 £20.00 £25.00
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
+7.50% -20.00%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £12.35 £12.00 £13.50
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £47.83 £42.50 £42.50
UK excluding London average hourly rate £21.76 £20.00 £25.50
% change year-on-year
+8.81% -21.56%

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 31 July 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 31 July 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 +26 340 £400 +6.66% 106
London +47 178 £425 +7.93% 40
South East +8 81 £375 +7.14% 29
City of London +17 60 £425 +9.67% 13
Berkshire -1 34 £350 -14.63% 13
North West -12 29 £375 +33.92% 9
Hampshire +9 21 £485 +148.71% 4
South West -9 20 £475 +15.15% 10
Wiltshire +10 15 £475 -8.44% 1
Reading -3 12 £388 -7.73% 8
Merseyside - 11 £375 -
Buckinghamshire +7 10 £450 - 1
Swindon +3 10 £475 -8.44%
East of England +1 10 £265 -20.89% 4
Manchester -3 10 £400 - 6
Yorkshire -27 10 £343 -11.61% 7
West Midlands -5 9 £308 +1.23% 2
Slough +8 7 £208 - 1
Birmingham 0 7 £320 +4.06%
West Yorkshire -25 7 £336 +3.46% 3
Kent -2 6 - - 2
Leeds -25 6 £375 +15.38% 3
High Wycombe - 5 £475 -
Cambridgeshire +2 4 £263 -19.23% 3
Crawley +1 4 £338 -
Gloucestershire -1 4 £313 -3.84%
Wales -1 4 £395 -7.05%
Hertfordshire -2 4 £625 +86.56% 1
West Sussex -4 4 £338 -
Surrey -5 4 £375 -16.66% 5

BGP
Top 30 Related IT Skills

For the 6 months to 31 July 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.

1 632 (88.76%) Cisco
2 556 (78.09%) OSPF
3 458 (64.33%) Cisco Certification
4 454 (63.76%) Firewall
5 377 (52.95%) MPLS
6 347 (48.74%) CCNP
7 334 (46.91%) WAN
8 308 (43.26%) LAN
9 295 (41.43%) EIGRP
10 271 (38.06%) VPN
11 261 (36.66%) CheckPoint
12 260 (36.52%) Juniper
13 244 (34.27%) Cisco ASA
14 227 (31.88%) F5
15 205 (28.79%) TCP/IP
16 201 (28.23%) Wireless
16 201 (28.23%) Data Centre
17 184 (25.84%) Network Security
18 183 (25.70%) DNS
19 176 (24.72%) IPsec
20 170 (23.88%) Cisco Nexus
21 156 (21.91%) CCNA
22 140 (19.66%) Finance
22 140 (19.66%) Load Balancing
23 139 (19.52%) HSRP
24 135 (18.96%) CCIE
25 132 (18.54%) Cisco IOS
26 127 (17.84%) DHCP
27 126 (17.70%) VLAN
28 113 (15.87%) SolarWinds

BGP
Top Related IT Skills by Category

For the 6 months to 31 July 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 12 (1.69%) MS Exchange
1 12 (1.69%) IIS
2 9 (1.26%) Apache
2 9 (1.26%) Lync
3 7 (0.98%) Exchange Server 2010
3 7 (0.98%) Exchange Server 2013
3 7 (0.98%) Exchange Server 2007
4 6 (0.84%) nginx
5 5 (0.70%) Confluence
5 5 (0.70%) MediaWiki
5 5 (0.70%) SharePoint
6 2 (0.28%) Elasticsearch
6 2 (0.28%) CMS
7 1 (0.14%) Exchange Server 2000
7 1 (0.14%) Exchange Server 2003
7 1 (0.14%) Tomcat
Applications
1 18 (2.53%) MS Visio
2 14 (1.97%) MS Office
3 13 (1.83%) MS Excel
4 3 (0.42%) MS PowerPoint
5 1 (0.14%) Fireworks
Business Applications
1 3 (0.42%) SAP Oil and Gas
Cloud Services
1 11 (1.54%) SaaS
2 6 (0.84%) Microsoft Azure
3 4 (0.56%) Amazon AWS
4 2 (0.28%) Office 365
5 1 (0.14%) Mimecast
5 1 (0.14%) Cloud Computing
Communications & Networking
1 556 (78.09%) OSPF
2 454 (63.76%) Firewall
3 377 (52.95%) MPLS
4 334 (46.91%) WAN
5 308 (43.26%) LAN
6 295 (41.43%) EIGRP
7 271 (38.06%) VPN
8 244 (34.27%) Cisco ASA
9 205 (28.79%) TCP/IP
10 201 (28.23%) Wireless
11 184 (25.84%) Network Security
12 183 (25.70%) DNS
13 176 (24.72%) IPsec
14 170 (23.88%) Cisco Nexus
15 139 (19.52%) HSRP
16 132 (18.54%) Cisco IOS
17 127 (17.84%) DHCP
18 126 (17.70%) VLAN
19 112 (15.73%) Ethernet
20 104 (14.61%) Spanning Tree
Database & Business Intelligence
1 12 (1.69%) SQL Server
2 10 (1.40%) MySQL
3 8 (1.12%) Oracle Database
4 5 (0.70%) PostgreSQL
5 4 (0.56%) Relational Database
6 2 (0.28%) InfluxDB
6 2 (0.28%) DB2
7 1 (0.14%) SQL Server 2008
Development Applications
1 16 (2.25%) VSS/SourceSafe
2 8 (1.12%) Jenkins
3 6 (0.84%) Subversion
3 6 (0.84%) Git (software)
3 6 (0.84%) Hudson
4 5 (0.70%) JIRA
5 1 (0.14%) GCC
5 1 (0.14%) Ant
General
1 140 (19.66%) Finance
2 92 (12.92%) Telecoms
3 53 (7.44%) Banking
4 20 (2.81%) Multimedia
5 19 (2.67%) Investment Banking
6 14 (1.97%) Retail
6 14 (1.97%) Marketing
7 11 (1.54%) Financial Institution
8 7 (0.98%) Billing
9 6 (0.84%) Manufacturing
9 6 (0.84%) Games
10 5 (0.70%) Electronics
11 4 (0.56%) Legal
12 3 (0.42%) Advertising
12 3 (0.42%) Back Office
13 2 (0.28%) Publishing
13 2 (0.28%) Dutch Language
13 2 (0.28%) Corporate Banking
14 1 (0.14%) French Language
14 1 (0.14%) German Language
Job Titles
1 419 (58.85%) Network Engineer
2 68 (9.55%) Senior Network Engineer
3 58 (8.15%) Architect
4 54 (7.58%) Cisco Engineer
5 50 (7.02%) Security Engineer
6 45 (6.32%) Network Security Engineer
7 42 (5.90%) Network Architect
8 40 (5.62%) Design Engineer
9 39 (5.48%) Cisco Network Engineer
10 36 (5.06%) Network Specialist
11 35 (4.92%) Consultant
12 30 (4.21%) IP Engineer
13 25 (3.51%) Project Manager
14 24 (3.37%) Network Design Engineer
15 20 (2.81%) Implementation Engineer
15 20 (2.81%) Network Consultant
16 19 (2.67%) Support Engineer
17 18 (2.53%) Network Support
17 18 (2.53%) Designer
18 17 (2.39%) Operations Engineer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 77 (10.81%) 802.1X
2 12 (1.69%) CSS
3 6 (0.84%) XMPP
4 4 (0.56%) LAMP
5 2 (0.28%) Web Services
5 2 (0.28%) Middleware
5 2 (0.28%) Silverlight
5 2 (0.28%) Regular Expression
6 1 (0.14%) HTML
Miscellaneous
1 201 (28.23%) Data Centre
2 37 (5.20%) Distributed Denial-of-Service
3 34 (4.78%) PKI
4 31 (4.35%) Video Conferencing
5 23 (3.23%) Clustering
6 22 (3.09%) Analytical Skills
7 18 (2.53%) Computer Science
8 17 (2.39%) Enterprise Software
9 14 (1.97%) User Experience
10 11 (1.54%) EMC VNX
11 10 (1.40%) Fat Client
11 10 (1.40%) Thin Client
12 9 (1.26%) Management Information System
12 9 (1.26%) Cryptography
13 8 (1.12%) IVR
13 8 (1.12%) Replication
13 8 (1.12%) Celerra
13 8 (1.12%) Eurex
14 5 (0.70%) DTV
14 5 (0.70%) Wiki
Operating Systems
1 95 (13.34%) Linux
2 93 (13.06%) Windows
3 88 (12.36%) UNIX
4 31 (4.35%) Solaris
5 11 (1.54%) Windows Server 2008
5 11 (1.54%) Windows Server 2012
6 8 (1.12%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
7 7 (0.98%) Windows Server 2003
8 6 (0.84%) Ubuntu
9 5 (0.70%) Debian
9 5 (0.70%) CentOS
10 3 (0.42%) SUSE
11 2 (0.28%) AIX
11 2 (0.28%) Oracle Linux
12 1 (0.14%) Windows 7
12 1 (0.14%) HPUX
12 1 (0.14%) Windows 2000
12 1 (0.14%) Mac OS X
Processes & Methodologies
1 140 (19.66%) Load Balancing
2 91 (12.78%) Network Design
3 82 (11.52%) ITIL
4 73 (10.25%) Network Management
5 50 (7.02%) Migration
6 48 (6.74%) Network Monitoring
7 38 (5.34%) Capacity Planning
8 37 (5.20%) Service Delivery
9 32 (4.49%) Project Management
10 28 (3.93%) Change Control
11 26 (3.65%) DDoS Mitigation
12 25 (3.51%) E-Commerce
13 24 (3.37%) Kalman Filter
14 23 (3.23%) Configuration Management
15 21 (2.95%) Network Architecture
15 21 (2.95%) Low Latency
16 19 (2.67%) PRINCE2
16 19 (2.67%) Change Management
16 19 (2.67%) Disaster Recovery
17 17 (2.39%) Performance Management
Programming Languages
1 22 (3.09%) Perl
2 21 (2.95%) Python
3 16 (2.25%) SQL
4 15 (2.11%) Lisp
5 11 (1.54%) VB
6 10 (1.40%) PHP
7 8 (1.12%) Ruby
8 7 (0.98%) Bash Shell
8 7 (0.98%) C
9 5 (0.70%) Tcl
10 4 (0.56%) Java
11 3 (0.42%) JavaScript
12 2 (0.28%) VBScript
12 2 (0.28%) Shell Script
13 1 (0.14%) PowerShell
Qualifications
1 458 (64.33%) Cisco Certification
2 347 (48.74%) CCNP
3 156 (21.91%) CCNA
4 135 (18.96%) CCIE
5 67 (9.41%) Security Cleared
6 57 (8.01%) Degree
7 53 (7.44%) SC Cleared
8 40 (5.62%) CCIP
9 38 (5.34%) CCSA
10 36 (5.06%) CCSE
11 25 (3.51%) CCDP
12 20 (2.81%) DV Cleared
13 19 (2.67%) JNCIS
14 15 (2.11%) JNCIP
15 12 (1.69%) JNCIA
16 10 (1.40%) CCDA
17 9 (1.26%) CISSP
17 9 (1.26%) Check Point Certification
17 9 (1.26%) VMware Certified Professional (VCP)
18 8 (1.12%) BC Cleared
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 22 (3.09%) SLA
2 4 (0.56%) QA
3 2 (0.28%) PCI DSS
3 2 (0.28%) ISO/IEC 27001
3 2 (0.28%) COBIT
4 1 (0.14%) Sarbanes-Oxley
System Software
1 53 (7.44%) VMware Infrastructure
2 23 (3.23%) Active Directory
3 16 (2.25%) XenApp
4 14 (1.97%) vSphere
5 12 (1.69%) VMware ESX
6 11 (1.54%) Snort
7 10 (1.40%) ProxySG
7 10 (1.40%) XenServer
8 8 (1.12%) XenDesktop
8 8 (1.12%) EMC RecoverPoint
8 8 (1.12%) Hyper-V
8 8 (1.12%) Terminal Services
9 5 (0.70%) Samba
9 5 (0.70%) Postfix
9 5 (0.70%) iptables
10 2 (0.28%) NFS
10 2 (0.28%) VirtualBox
10 2 (0.28%) FreeRADIUS
10 2 (0.28%) Firmware
11 1 (0.14%) Xen
Systems Management
1 51 (7.16%) Cisco CUCM
2 22 (3.09%) CiscoWorks
3 16 (2.25%) RANCID
4 15 (2.11%) OPNET
5 14 (1.97%) FortiGate
6 13 (1.83%) OpenView
6 13 (1.83%) SolarWinds Orion
7 12 (1.69%) Cacti
7 12 (1.69%) CA Spectrum
8 10 (1.40%) Nagios
9 9 (1.26%) AirWatch
10 8 (1.12%) Cisco UCCX
10 8 (1.12%) Puppet
11 7 (0.98%) NetCrunch
12 5 (0.70%) WhatsUp Gold
12 5 (0.70%) ZABBIX
12 5 (0.70%) Opscode Chef
13 4 (0.56%) Salt
13 4 (0.56%) Foglight
13 4 (0.56%) Cisco IPCC
Vendors
1 632 (88.76%) Cisco
2 261 (36.66%) CheckPoint
3 260 (36.52%) Juniper
4 227 (31.88%) F5
5 113 (15.87%) SolarWinds
6 82 (11.52%) Blue Coat
7 81 (11.38%) Citrix
8 73 (10.25%) Aruba
9 70 (9.83%) VMware
10 68 (9.55%) HP
11 54 (7.58%) Infoblox
12 43 (6.04%) Riverbed
13 38 (5.34%) Microsoft
14 31 (4.35%) Nortel
15 29 (4.07%) Avaya
15 29 (4.07%) Fortinet
16 26 (3.65%) Nokia
17 21 (2.95%) BT
17 21 (2.95%) Sourcefire
18 17 (2.39%) Brocade
London
Hays Talent Solutions
Rate: £300.00 per day
Posted: 22 hours ago
London
Hydrogen Group
Rate: £350.00 - £400.00 per annum
Posted: Yesterday
Coventry, West Midlands (County)
Informatiq Consulting
Rate: £220 - £310 per day
Posted: Yesterday
Buckinghamshire
Michael Bailey Associates
Rate: Market rates
Posted: 2 days ago
West London
Stafford-Sharp Associates
Rate: From £300 to £400 per day
Posted: 2 days ago
City, London
Think IT Recruitment
Rate: £350 - £400 per day
Posted: 2 days ago
West London
Nationwide People Ltd
Rate: £300 - £320 Per Day Ltd Co Basis
Posted: 2 days ago
Reading, Berkshire
Lorien Resourcing
Posted: 3 days ago
City, London
ComputAppoint
Rate: £350 - £400 per day
Posted: 3 days ago
Manchester
Interquest - IQ Tech
Rate: £350 - £400 per day
Posted: 4 days ago
London
Austin Fraser
Rate: £250 - £350 per day
Posted: 4 days ago
Leeds, West Yorkshire
Premier IT
Rate: £250 - £300 per day
Posted: 4 days ago
Manchester
Orgtel
Rate: £450 - £500 per day
Posted: 5 days ago
Yorkshire
Austin Fraser Limited
Rate: NEG
Posted: 7 days ago
Slough
Orgtel
Rate: £350 - £380 per day
Posted: 11 days ago
Oxford
Hays IT - Uk Posting account
Rate: £350.00 - £400.00 per day
Posted: 16 days ago
Greater London
OHO Group
Rate: £300 - 500 per day
Posted: 16 days ago
London
Austin Fraser Limited
Rate: £500 - £550 per annum + Neg
Posted: 18 days ago
West London
Austin Fraser Limited
Rate: £450 - £500 per day + Neg
Posted: 19 days ago
Kent
Austin Fraser Limited
Rate: Market Rate
Posted: 22 days ago