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 24 July 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
24 Jul 2016
Same period 2015 Same period 2014
Border Gateway Protocol (BGP)
Rank 345 330 351
Rank change year-on-year
-15 +21
Contract jobs citing BGP 329 368 271
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the UK 0.61% 0.65% 0.51%
As % of the Communications & Networking category 3.75% 4.62% 3.66%
Number of daily rates quoted 182 226 155
Median daily rate £375 £391 £375
Median daily rate % change year-on-year
-4.15% +4.33%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £277 £264 £268
10% offered a daily rate of more than £550 £484 £493
UK excluding London median daily rate £363 £369 £350
% change year-on-year
-1.69% +5.35%
Number of hourly rates quoted 11 0 7
Median hourly rate £47.83 - £40.00
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £43.50 - £36.00
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £52.50 - £141.00
UK excluding London median hourly rate £47.83 - £40.00

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
8767 7959 7409
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the UK 16.20% 13.98% 13.94%
Number of daily rates quoted 5340 4545 3929
Median daily rate £400 £375 £350
Median daily rate % change year-on-year
+6.66% +7.14%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £240 £225 £210
10% offered a daily rate of more than £550 £500 £500
UK excluding London median daily rate £365 £350 £330
% change year-on-year
+4.28% +6.06%
Number of hourly rates quoted 426 483 431
Median hourly rate £28.50 £21.00 £20.00
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year
+35.71% +5.00%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £12.50 £12.35 £11.50
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £47.83 £45.00 £42.45
UK excluding London median hourly rate £29.75 £21.53 £20.00
% change year-on-year
+38.21% +7.62%

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 24 July 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
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 24 July 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 -32 306 £380 -2.87% 76
London -48 119 £425 +0.89% 33
South East -11 70 £365 -5.80% 25
West Midlands +1 40 £356 +13.09% 4
South West +15 33 £363 -23.68% 2
Berkshire -1 31 £375 +10.29% 5
City of London +8 22 £400 -5.88% 11
Reading +12 18 £423 +2.23% 3
Yorkshire +6 18 £400 +29.03% 3
Hampshire +1 18 £335 -28.82% 6
West Yorkshire +8 16 £400 +6.66% 3
Leeds +7 16 £400 +6.66% 3
Wiltshire -4 14 £361 -23.94% 1
Shropshire - 13 £388 -
Telford - 13 £388 -
East of England +19 12 £400 +50.94% 4
Scotland +9 10 £338 +1.88% 3
Swindon 0 10 £363 -23.68%
Hertfordshire +18 9 £363 -42.00%
Edinburgh +2 9 £344 +37.50% 2
Surrey +2 9 £381 +1.66% 10
Milton Keynes +14 8 £375 -11.76% 1
Buckinghamshire +7 8 £375 -16.66% 1
Belfast -2 7 £315 -
Northern Ireland -2 7 £315 -
County Antrim -2 7 £315 -
Birmingham -17 7 £338 +6.29%
North East -38 7 £350 +24.11% 1
Staffordshire - 7 £325 -
Dorset - 7 £400 -

BGP
Top 30 Related IT Skills

For the 6 months to 24 July 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.

1 552 (85.45%) Cisco
2 466 (72.14%) OSPF
3 404 (62.54%) Cisco Certification
4 362 (56.04%) Firewall
5 341 (52.79%) MPLS
6 320 (49.54%) CCNP
7 298 (46.13%) WAN
8 296 (45.82%) VPN
9 253 (39.16%) Juniper
10 231 (35.76%) LAN
11 216 (33.44%) EIGRP
12 202 (31.27%) CheckPoint
13 184 (28.48%) Data Centre
14 182 (28.17%) TCP/IP
15 176 (27.24%) Cisco ASA
16 170 (26.32%) Cisco Nexus
17 162 (25.08%) IPsec
18 154 (23.84%) Security Cleared
19 148 (22.91%) Wireless
20 144 (22.29%) CCNA
21 140 (21.67%) F5
22 139 (21.52%) SC Cleared
23 136 (21.05%) DNS
24 118 (18.27%) HSRP
25 108 (16.72%) Load Balancing
26 101 (15.63%) VLAN
27 98 (15.17%) Network Security
28 95 (14.71%) Finance
29 94 (14.55%) Cisco IOS
30 91 (14.09%) ITIL

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 11 (1.70%) OpenStack
2 8 (1.24%) Elasticsearch
3 7 (1.08%) 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
5 3 (0.46%) SharePoint
5 3 (0.46%) Zimbra
6 2 (0.31%) CMS
6 2 (0.31%) Skype for Business
6 2 (0.31%) Tomcat
7 1 (0.15%) WildFly
Applications
1 38 (5.88%) MS Visio
2 36 (5.57%) MS Excel
3 12 (1.86%) MS Office
4 6 (0.93%) MS PowerPoint
Business Applications
1 10 (1.55%) Remedy ITSM
1 10 (1.55%) SAP Oil and Gas
Cloud Services
1 12 (1.86%) Amazon AWS
2 10 (1.55%) Microsoft Azure
2 10 (1.55%) PaaS
3 8 (1.24%) IaaS
4 7 (1.08%) SaaS
5 2 (0.31%) AWS CloudFormation
5 2 (0.31%) AWS OpsWorks
5 2 (0.31%) Cloud Computing
5 2 (0.31%) GitHub
Communications & Networking
1 466 (72.14%) OSPF
2 362 (56.04%) Firewall
3 341 (52.79%) MPLS
4 298 (46.13%) WAN
5 296 (45.82%) VPN
6 231 (35.76%) LAN
7 216 (33.44%) EIGRP
8 182 (28.17%) TCP/IP
9 176 (27.24%) Cisco ASA
10 170 (26.32%) Cisco Nexus
11 162 (25.08%) IPsec
12 148 (22.91%) Wireless
13 136 (21.05%) DNS
14 118 (18.27%) HSRP
15 101 (15.63%) VLAN
16 98 (15.17%) Network Security
17 94 (14.55%) Cisco IOS
18 87 (13.47%) VoIP
19 86 (13.31%) DHCP
20 72 (11.15%) Multicast
Database & Business Intelligence
1 12 (1.86%) MySQL
2 9 (1.39%) 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 (3.41%) VSS/SourceSafe
2 15 (2.32%) Jenkins
3 13 (2.01%) JIRA
4 11 (1.70%) Git (software)
5 6 (0.93%) git-flow
6 5 (0.77%) Hudson
6 5 (0.77%) Subversion
7 1 (0.15%) Sonatype Nexus
General
1 95 (14.71%) Finance
2 80 (12.38%) Telecoms
3 21 (3.25%) Marketing
4 17 (2.63%) Banking
5 12 (1.86%) Retail
6 11 (1.70%) Financial Institution
7 10 (1.55%) Electronics
7 10 (1.55%) Manufacturing
8 6 (0.93%) Military
9 5 (0.77%) Games
10 4 (0.62%) Back Office
10 4 (0.62%) Billing
10 4 (0.62%) French Language
10 4 (0.62%) German Language
10 4 (0.62%) Investment Banking
10 4 (0.62%) Legal
10 4 (0.62%) Publishing
11 3 (0.46%) Dutch Language
11 3 (0.46%) Law
11 3 (0.46%) Retail Banking
Job Titles
1 350 (54.18%) Network Engineer
2 96 (14.86%) Cisco Engineer
3 88 (13.62%) Cisco Network Engineer
4 71 (10.99%) Designer
5 66 (10.22%) Senior Network Engineer
6 63 (9.75%) Network Designer
7 51 (7.89%) Security Engineer
8 39 (6.04%) Network Security Engineer
9 33 (5.11%) Analyst
9 33 (5.11%) Consultant
9 33 (5.11%) Support Engineer
10 32 (4.95%) Design Engineer
11 31 (4.80%) Firewall Engineer
12 30 (4.64%) Architect
13 29 (4.49%) Network Consultant
14 26 (4.02%) Network Design Engineer
14 26 (4.02%) SC Cleared Network Engineer
15 23 (3.56%) Network Analyst
16 21 (3.25%) IP Designer
17 20 (3.10%) Network Architect
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 48 (7.43%) 802.1X
2 31 (4.80%) CSS
3 13 (2.01%) XML
4 11 (1.70%) .NET
5 8 (1.24%) Web Services
6 6 (0.93%) Middleware
7 4 (0.62%) OCX
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
9 2 (0.31%) RESTful
9 2 (0.31%) Silverlight
10 1 (0.15%) Apache Flex
10 1 (0.15%) RabbitMQ
10 1 (0.15%) RFC 2544
10 1 (0.15%) TIBCO EMS
Miscellaneous
1 184 (28.48%) Data Centre
2 43 (6.66%) Analytical Skills
3 33 (5.11%) Distributed Denial-of-Service
4 18 (2.79%) Computer Science
4 18 (2.79%) Management Information System
5 16 (2.48%) Public Cloud
6 14 (2.17%) User Experience
7 13 (2.01%) PKI
8 12 (1.86%) MPEG
8 12 (1.86%) Private Cloud
9 9 (1.39%) Hedge funds
9 9 (1.39%) Visualisation
10 8 (1.24%) CMDB
11 7 (1.08%) Clustering
11 7 (1.08%) Streaming Media
11 7 (1.08%) Virtual Team
12 6 (0.93%) CESG
12 6 (0.93%) Driving Licence
12 6 (0.93%) Video Conferencing
13 5 (0.77%) RSA SecurID
Operating Systems
1 88 (13.62%) Linux
2 85 (13.16%) Windows
3 52 (8.05%) Windows Server
4 29 (4.49%) Unix
5 18 (2.79%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
6 15 (2.32%) Ubuntu
7 9 (1.39%) CatOS
8 7 (1.08%) CentOS
8 7 (1.08%) Windows Server 2003
9 4 (0.62%) Debian
10 3 (0.46%) AIX
10 3 (0.46%) Solaris
10 3 (0.46%) Windows Server 2008
11 2 (0.31%) Windows 2000
11 2 (0.31%) Windows 7
12 1 (0.15%) FreeBSD
12 1 (0.15%) Mac OS X
12 1 (0.15%) Oracle Linux
12 1 (0.15%) SUSE
Processes & Methodologies
1 108 (16.72%) Load Balancing
2 91 (14.09%) ITIL
3 89 (13.78%) Network Design
4 79 (12.23%) Migration
5 48 (7.43%) High Availability
6 42 (6.50%) Change Control
7 41 (6.35%) Network Monitoring
8 40 (6.19%) Change Management
9 38 (5.88%) Project Management
10 37 (5.73%) Network Architecture
11 36 (5.57%) Network Management
12 35 (5.42%) Configuration Management
13 26 (4.02%) DDoS Mitigation
14 25 (3.87%) Capacity Planning
15 24 (3.72%) Mentoring
16 23 (3.56%) Problem Management
17 19 (2.94%) ITIL V3
18 18 (2.79%) Network Planning
19 17 (2.63%) Disaster Recovery
20 16 (2.48%) Service Delivery
Programming Languages
1 27 (4.18%) Python
2 26 (4.02%) Perl
3 20 (3.10%) C
4 15 (2.32%) Bash Shell
4 15 (2.32%) PowerShell
5 13 (2.01%) Shell Script
6 11 (1.70%) C#
6 11 (1.70%) C++
6 11 (1.70%) SQL
6 11 (1.70%) Tcl
6 11 (1.70%) VB
6 11 (1.70%) VBScript
7 6 (0.93%) Java
8 4 (0.62%) PHP
9 3 (0.46%) Lisp
10 2 (0.31%) Ruby
11 1 (0.15%) JavaScript
11 1 (0.15%) Korn
Qualifications
1 404 (62.54%) Cisco Certification
2 320 (49.54%) CCNP
3 154 (23.84%) Security Cleared
4 144 (22.29%) CCNA
5 139 (21.52%) SC Cleared
6 88 (13.62%) CCIE
7 53 (8.20%) CCDP
8 44 (6.81%) JNCIP
9 43 (6.66%) Degree
10 40 (6.19%) JNCIA
11 38 (5.88%) DV Cleared
12 35 (5.42%) JNCIS
13 26 (4.02%) CCSE
14 18 (2.79%) CCSA
15 13 (2.01%) CISSP
16 12 (1.86%) JNCIE
17 10 (1.55%) CCDA
17 10 (1.55%) ITIL Certification
18 7 (1.08%) Check Point Certification
18 7 (1.08%) Microsoft Certification
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 16 (2.48%) SLA
2 7 (1.08%) 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 33 (5.11%) VMware Infrastructure
2 20 (3.10%) Active Directory
3 18 (2.79%) ProxySG
4 15 (2.32%) Hyper-V
5 9 (1.39%) VMware ESX
6 8 (1.24%) Docker
6 8 (1.24%) NFS
7 7 (1.08%) Snort
8 6 (0.93%) Firmware
8 6 (0.93%) 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%) KVM
11 2 (0.31%) Virtual Desktop
11 2 (0.31%) VMware ESXi
Systems Management
1 42 (6.50%) Cisco Prime
2 36 (5.57%) FortiGate
3 23 (3.56%) Cisco CUCM
4 19 (2.94%) OPNET
5 17 (2.63%) Nagios
6 15 (2.32%) Puppet
7 12 (1.86%) Cacti
7 12 (1.86%) ZABBIX
8 11 (1.70%) Opscode Chef
9 9 (1.39%) SmokePing
9 9 (1.39%) Systems Management Server (SMS)
10 8 (1.24%) CFEngine
10 8 (1.24%) logstash
10 8 (1.24%) SolarWinds Orion
11 7 (1.08%) OpenView
12 4 (0.62%) SCCM
13 3 (0.46%) NSN NetAct
13 3 (0.46%) Proventia
14 2 (0.31%) HP UCMDB
14 2 (0.31%) Salt
Vendors
1 552 (85.45%) Cisco
2 253 (39.16%) Juniper
3 202 (31.27%) CheckPoint
4 140 (21.67%) F5
5 70 (10.84%) Fortinet
6 67 (10.37%) SolarWinds
7 64 (9.91%) Palo Alto
8 54 (8.36%) VMware
9 52 (8.05%) Microsoft
10 37 (5.73%) Nokia
10 37 (5.73%) Riverbed
11 31 (4.80%) BT
12 30 (4.64%) HP
13 29 (4.49%) Aruba
13 29 (4.49%) Blue Coat
14 24 (3.72%) Intel Security
14 24 (3.72%) Red Hat
15 23 (3.56%) BMC
16 18 (2.79%) Sourcefire
17 17 (2.63%) Citrix
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