The table below looks at the statistics for BGP skills in IT contracts advertised across the UK. Included is a guide to the contractor rates offered in IT contracts that have cited BGP over the 3 months to 28 June 2016 with a comparison to the same period over 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.

3 months to
28 Jun 2016
Same period 2015 Same period 2014
Border Gateway Protocol (BGP)
Rank 331 331 397
Rank change year-on-year
0 +66
Contract jobs citing BGP 349 349 221
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the UK 0.65% 0.63% 0.42%
As % of the Communications & Networking category 3.99% 4.40% 3.06%
Number of daily rates quoted 202 209 127
Median daily rate £375 £350 £383
Median daily rate % change year-on-year
+7.14% -8.49%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £275 £265 £225
10% offered a daily rate of more than £525 £475 £460
UK excluding London median daily rate £363 £340 £385
% change year-on-year
+6.61% -11.68%
Number of hourly rates quoted 13 1 4
Median hourly rate £47.83 £40.00 £87.50
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year
+19.57% -54.28%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £22.00 £40.00 £33.00
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £51.60 £40.00 £145.50
UK excluding London median hourly rate £47.83 £40.00 £40.00
% change year-on-year
+19.57% -

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
8750 7936 7216
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the UK 16.25% 14.39% 13.61%
Number of daily rates quoted 5293 4471 3865
Median daily rate £390 £355 £350
Median daily rate % change year-on-year
+9.85% +1.42%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £240 £213 £200
10% offered a daily rate of more than £550 £500 £500
UK excluding London median daily rate £365 £340 £325
% change year-on-year
+7.35% +4.61%
Number of hourly rates quoted 429 469 396
Median hourly rate £28.50 £23.00 £19.00
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year
+23.91% +21.05%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £13.00 £12.50 £11.50
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £47.83 £47.50 £40.50
UK excluding London median hourly rate £31.50 £25.00 £18.00
% change year-on-year
+26.00% +38.88%

BGP
Jobs Demand Trend

The demand trend of contract jobs citing BGP as a proportion of all IT contracts with a match in 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 28 June 2016.

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 28 June 2016.

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 median contractor rates quoted in IT jobs citing BGP within the UK over the 3 months to 28 June 2016. 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
(Click see detailed
statistics and trends)
Rank Change
on Same Period
Last Year
Matching
Contract
IT Job Ads
Median
Daily Rate
Last 3 Months
Median Daily Rate
% Change
on Same Period
Last Year
Live
Job
Vacancies
England +6 327 £375 +7.14% 66
London -37 115 £405 +8.00% 25
South East +26 88 £375 -6.25% 20
Berkshire +10 41 £414 +42.67% 5
West Midlands -34 39 £370 +14.72% 9
South West +20 29 £363 -23.68% 2
Reading +20 25 £422 - 4
Hampshire +18 22 £305 -37.11% 7
City of London +16 20 £381 +1.66% 11
Yorkshire +3 18 £400 +24.51% 5
Leeds +4 17 £400 +6.66% 4
West Yorkshire +1 17 £400 +6.66% 4
North West -28 16 £325 -13.33% 1
Wiltshire +4 15 £361 -23.94%
East of England +9 12 £320 +20.75% 4
Shropshire -19 12 £384 -
Telford -20 12 £384 -
Buckinghamshire +14 11 £375 - 1
Swindon 0 11 £363 -23.68%
Milton Keynes +15 10 £375 -
Scotland -14 9 £350 - 3
Birmingham -33 9 £370 +13.84% 2
Portsmouth - 9 - - 2
Belfast +10 8 £315 -
Northern Ireland +10 8 £315 -
County Antrim +9 8 £315 -
Surrey 0 8 £383 +25.92% 6
Hertfordshire +19 7 £320 -50.76% 2
Manchester -20 7 £325 +8.33% 1
North East -54 7 £300 +6.38%

BGP
Top 30 Related IT Skills

For the 6 months to 28 June 2016, IT contractor jobs citing BGP also mentioned the following skills in order of popularity. The figures indicate the number co-occurrences and its proportion to all contract ads with a requirement for BGP.

1 556 (85.67%) Cisco
2 461 (71.03%) OSPF
3 409 (63.02%) Cisco Certification
4 366 (56.39%) MPLS
5 347 (53.47%) Firewall
6 317 (48.84%) CCNP
7 303 (46.69%) WAN
8 287 (44.22%) VPN
9 253 (38.98%) Juniper
10 239 (36.83%) LAN
11 218 (33.59%) EIGRP
12 188 (28.97%) CheckPoint
13 181 (27.89%) TCP/IP
14 178 (27.43%) Data Centre
15 177 (27.27%) Cisco Nexus
16 166 (25.58%) Cisco ASA
17 156 (24.04%) IPsec
18 149 (22.96%) Security Cleared
19 147 (22.65%) DNS
20 144 (22.19%) CCNA
21 140 (21.57%) Wireless
22 133 (20.49%) SC Cleared
22 133 (20.49%) F5
23 107 (16.49%) Load Balancing
24 105 (16.18%) HSRP
25 97 (14.95%) VLAN
26 95 (14.64%) Linux
27 94 (14.48%) Cisco IOS
28 92 (14.18%) Migration
29 91 (14.02%) Finance

BGP
Top Related IT Skills by Category

The follow tables expand on the table above by listing co-occurrences grouped by category. The same job type, locality and period is covered with up to 20 co-occurrences shown in each of the following categories:

Application Platforms
1 10 (1.54%) OpenStack
2 8 (1.23%) Elasticsearch
3 6 (0.92%) Apache
4 4 (0.62%) Confluence
4 4 (0.62%) IIS
4 4 (0.62%) JBoss
4 4 (0.62%) MediaWiki
4 4 (0.62%) nginx
4 4 (0.62%) SharePoint
5 3 (0.46%) CMS
5 3 (0.46%) Zimbra
6 2 (0.31%) Skype for Business
7 1 (0.15%) Tomcat
7 1 (0.15%) WildFly
Applications
1 35 (5.39%) MS Visio
2 34 (5.24%) MS Excel
3 11 (1.69%) MS Office
4 6 (0.92%) MS PowerPoint
Business Applications
1 11 (1.69%) Remedy ITSM
1 11 (1.69%) SAP Oil and Gas
Cloud Services
1 10 (1.54%) Amazon AWS
1 10 (1.54%) PaaS
2 8 (1.23%) IaaS
3 7 (1.08%) Microsoft Azure
3 7 (1.08%) SaaS
4 2 (0.31%) AWS CloudFormation
4 2 (0.31%) AWS OpsWorks
4 2 (0.31%) GitHub
5 1 (0.15%) Cloud Computing
Communications & Networking
1 461 (71.03%) OSPF
2 366 (56.39%) MPLS
3 347 (53.47%) Firewall
4 303 (46.69%) WAN
5 287 (44.22%) VPN
6 239 (36.83%) LAN
7 218 (33.59%) EIGRP
8 181 (27.89%) TCP/IP
9 177 (27.27%) Cisco Nexus
10 166 (25.58%) Cisco ASA
11 156 (24.04%) IPsec
12 147 (22.65%) DNS
13 140 (21.57%) Wireless
14 105 (16.18%) HSRP
15 97 (14.95%) VLAN
16 94 (14.48%) Cisco IOS
17 90 (13.87%) Network Security
18 88 (13.56%) DHCP
19 80 (12.33%) VoIP
20 73 (11.25%) Multicast
Database & Business Intelligence
1 12 (1.85%) MySQL
2 8 (1.23%) SQL Server
3 4 (0.62%) PostgreSQL
3 4 (0.62%) Relational Database
4 3 (0.46%) BusinessObjects
5 2 (0.31%) Informix
5 2 (0.31%) RDBMS
6 1 (0.15%) Data Mining
6 1 (0.15%) DB2
6 1 (0.15%) MongoDB
6 1 (0.15%) NoSQL
6 1 (0.15%) Redis
Development Applications
1 22 (3.39%) VSS/SourceSafe
2 15 (2.31%) Jenkins
3 13 (2.00%) JIRA
4 11 (1.69%) Git (software)
5 6 (0.92%) git-flow
6 5 (0.77%) Hudson
6 5 (0.77%) Subversion
7 1 (0.15%) Sonatype Nexus
General
1 91 (14.02%) Finance
2 86 (13.25%) Telecoms
3 25 (3.85%) Marketing
4 15 (2.31%) Banking
4 15 (2.31%) Retail
5 13 (2.00%) Financial Institution
6 11 (1.69%) Electronics
6 11 (1.69%) Manufacturing
7 8 (1.23%) Games
8 7 (1.08%) Military
9 5 (0.77%) Billing
9 5 (0.77%) Legal
10 4 (0.62%) Back Office
10 4 (0.62%) French Language
10 4 (0.62%) German Language
10 4 (0.62%) Publishing
11 3 (0.46%) Dutch Language
11 3 (0.46%) Investment Banking
11 3 (0.46%) Retail Banking
12 2 (0.31%) Multimedia
Job Titles
1 359 (55.32%) Network Engineer
2 104 (16.02%) Cisco Engineer
3 89 (13.71%) Cisco Network Engineer
4 71 (10.94%) Designer
5 70 (10.79%) Senior Network Engineer
6 65 (10.02%) Network Designer
7 46 (7.09%) Security Engineer
8 37 (5.70%) Support Engineer
9 35 (5.39%) Network Security Engineer
10 34 (5.24%) Architect
11 31 (4.78%) Consultant
11 31 (4.78%) Design Engineer
12 30 (4.62%) Analyst
13 29 (4.47%) Network Consultant
14 28 (4.31%) Firewall Engineer
15 27 (4.16%) SC Cleared Network Engineer
16 26 (4.01%) Network Architect
17 25 (3.85%) Network Design Engineer
18 22 (3.39%) Network Support
19 21 (3.24%) IP Designer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 45 (6.93%) 802.1X
2 26 (4.01%) CSS
3 13 (2.00%) XML
4 11 (1.69%) .NET
5 8 (1.23%) Web Services
6 5 (0.77%) Middleware
7 4 (0.62%) OCX
7 4 (0.62%) Silverlight
8 3 (0.46%) LAMP
9 2 (0.31%) boto
9 2 (0.31%) FIX Protocol
9 2 (0.31%) LAPP Stack
9 2 (0.31%) LEMP Stack
9 2 (0.31%) Regular Expression
9 2 (0.31%) Rendezvous
10 1 (0.15%) RabbitMQ
10 1 (0.15%) RESTful
10 1 (0.15%) RFC 2544
10 1 (0.15%) TIBCO EMS
10 1 (0.15%) XMPP
Miscellaneous
1 178 (27.43%) Data Centre
2 38 (5.86%) Analytical Skills
2 38 (5.86%) Distributed Denial-of-Service
3 21 (3.24%) Computer Science
4 20 (3.08%) Management Information System
5 17 (2.62%) Public Cloud
6 14 (2.16%) MPEG
6 14 (2.16%) PKI
7 13 (2.00%) User Experience
8 12 (1.85%) Private Cloud
9 8 (1.23%) CMDB
9 8 (1.23%) iSeries
9 8 (1.23%) Visualisation
10 7 (1.08%) Clustering
10 7 (1.08%) Driving Licence
10 7 (1.08%) Hedge funds
10 7 (1.08%) Streaming Media
10 7 (1.08%) Streaming Video
10 7 (1.08%) Virtual Team
11 6 (0.92%) Blackberry
Operating Systems
1 95 (14.64%) Linux
2 81 (12.48%) Windows
3 50 (7.70%) Windows Server
4 31 (4.78%) Unix
5 17 (2.62%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
6 15 (2.31%) Ubuntu
7 11 (1.69%) CatOS
8 7 (1.08%) Windows Server 2003
9 5 (0.77%) CentOS
10 4 (0.62%) Debian
11 3 (0.46%) AIX
11 3 (0.46%) Windows Server 2008
12 2 (0.31%) Windows 2000
12 2 (0.31%) Windows 7
13 1 (0.15%) Mac OS X
13 1 (0.15%) Oracle Linux
13 1 (0.15%) Solaris
13 1 (0.15%) SUSE
Processes & Methodologies
1 107 (16.49%) Load Balancing
2 92 (14.18%) Migration
3 90 (13.87%) ITIL
4 88 (13.56%) Network Design
5 46 (7.09%) High Availability
6 40 (6.16%) Change Management
7 39 (6.01%) Change Control
8 38 (5.86%) Network Architecture
9 34 (5.24%) Network Monitoring
9 34 (5.24%) Project Management
10 31 (4.78%) Configuration Management
11 30 (4.62%) Network Management
12 26 (4.01%) DDoS Mitigation
13 24 (3.70%) Capacity Planning
13 24 (3.70%) Mentoring
14 23 (3.54%) Problem Management
15 17 (2.62%) Disaster Recovery
15 17 (2.62%) ITIL V3
16 15 (2.31%) Agile Software Development
16 15 (2.31%) Service Delivery
Programming Languages
1 28 (4.31%) Python
2 25 (3.85%) Perl
3 19 (2.93%) C
4 15 (2.31%) PowerShell
5 13 (2.00%) Bash Shell
6 11 (1.69%) C#
6 11 (1.69%) C++
6 11 (1.69%) Shell Script
6 11 (1.69%) Tcl
6 11 (1.69%) VB
6 11 (1.69%) VBScript
7 9 (1.39%) Lisp
7 9 (1.39%) SQL
8 5 (0.77%) Java
9 3 (0.46%) PHP
10 2 (0.31%) Ruby
11 1 (0.15%) JavaScript
11 1 (0.15%) Korn
Qualifications
1 409 (63.02%) Cisco Certification
2 317 (48.84%) CCNP
3 149 (22.96%) Security Cleared
4 144 (22.19%) CCNA
5 133 (20.49%) SC Cleared
6 88 (13.56%) CCIE
7 44 (6.78%) Degree
8 42 (6.47%) CCDP
9 38 (5.86%) DV Cleared
9 38 (5.86%) JNCIP
10 37 (5.70%) JNCIS
11 35 (5.39%) JNCIA
12 25 (3.85%) CCSE
13 17 (2.62%) CCSA
14 13 (2.00%) JNCIE
15 11 (1.69%) CISSP
16 9 (1.39%) CCDA
17 7 (1.08%) Check Point Certification
17 7 (1.08%) ITIL Certification
17 7 (1.08%) Microsoft Certification
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 19 (2.93%) SLA
2 6 (0.92%) ISO/IEC 27001
3 3 (0.46%) QA
4 2 (0.31%) Disclosure Scotland
4 2 (0.31%) GLP
4 2 (0.31%) PCI DSS
5 1 (0.15%) Government Security Classifications
5 1 (0.15%) HMG Security Policy Framework
5 1 (0.15%) ISO/IEC 17799
5 1 (0.15%) JSP 440
5 1 (0.15%) MiFID
System Software
1 32 (4.93%) VMware Infrastructure
2 19 (2.93%) Active Directory
3 17 (2.62%) ProxySG
4 15 (2.31%) Hyper-V
5 9 (1.39%) VMware ESX
6 8 (1.23%) Docker
6 8 (1.23%) NFS
7 7 (1.08%) Snort
8 6 (0.92%) Firmware
8 6 (0.92%) iptables
9 4 (0.62%) Postfix
9 4 (0.62%) Samba
9 4 (0.62%) vSphere
9 4 (0.62%) XenServer
10 3 (0.46%) Squid
10 3 (0.46%) vCloud
10 3 (0.46%) Virtual Machines
11 2 (0.31%) Virtual Desktop
11 2 (0.31%) VMware ESXi
12 1 (0.15%) FreeRADIUS
Systems Management
1 45 (6.93%) Cisco Prime
2 35 (5.39%) FortiGate
3 23 (3.54%) Cisco CUCM
4 15 (2.31%) OPNET
4 15 (2.31%) Puppet
5 14 (2.16%) Nagios
6 12 (1.85%) ZABBIX
7 11 (1.69%) Opscode Chef
7 11 (1.69%) SolarWinds Orion
8 10 (1.54%) Cacti
8 10 (1.54%) OpenView
9 9 (1.39%) Systems Management Server (SMS)
10 8 (1.23%) CFEngine
10 8 (1.23%) logstash
11 7 (1.08%) SmokePing
12 5 (0.77%) WhatsUp Gold
13 4 (0.62%) SCCM
14 3 (0.46%) NSN NetAct
14 3 (0.46%) Proventia
15 2 (0.31%) Salt
Vendors
1 556 (85.67%) Cisco
2 253 (38.98%) Juniper
3 188 (28.97%) CheckPoint
4 133 (20.49%) F5
5 69 (10.63%) SolarWinds
6 64 (9.86%) Fortinet
7 60 (9.24%) Palo Alto
8 58 (8.94%) VMware
9 48 (7.40%) Microsoft
10 36 (5.55%) Riverbed
11 34 (5.24%) Nokia
12 31 (4.78%) BT
13 28 (4.31%) Aruba
14 27 (4.16%) Blue Coat
15 26 (4.01%) HP
16 21 (3.24%) Intel Security
16 21 (3.24%) Red Hat
17 19 (2.93%) BMC
17 19 (2.93%) Sourcefire
18 16 (2.47%) Citrix
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