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 9 February 2016 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
9 Feb 2016
Same period 2015 Same period 2014
Border Gateway Protocol (BGP)
Rank 367 290 390
Rank change year-on-year
-77 +100
Contract jobs citing BGP 274 384 203
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the UK 0.53% 0.74% 0.41%
As % of the Communications & Networking category 3.64% 5.00% 3.05%
Number of daily rates quoted 164 254 123
Average daily rate £363 £346 £376
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+4.69% -7.78%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £253 £250 £275
10% offered a daily rate of more than £500 £442 £500
UK excluding London average daily rate £358 £350 £363
% change year-on-year
+2.14% -3.44%
Number of hourly rates quoted 9 4 2
Average hourly rate £43.00 £30.00 £103.75
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
+43.33% -71.08%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £26.70 £30.00 £42.75
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £45.06 £37.00 £164.75
UK excluding London average hourly rate £43.00 £30.00 £180.00
% change year-on-year
+43.33% -83.33%

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
7528 7679 6648
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the UK 14.62% 14.87% 13.43%
Number of daily rates quoted 4431 4286 3495
Average daily rate £380 £375 £375
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+1.33% -
90% offered a daily rate of more than £238 £215 £215
10% offered a daily rate of more than £550 £500 £515
UK excluding London average daily rate £363 £350 £350
% change year-on-year
+3.57% -
Number of hourly rates quoted 335 442 393
Average hourly rate £28.38 £24.75 £19.50
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
+14.64% +26.92%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £13.50 £13.00 £12.08
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £50.00 £40.50 £42.50
UK excluding London average hourly rate £30.00 £26.00 £21.00
% change year-on-year
+15.38% +23.80%

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 9 February 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 9 February 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 average contractor rates quoted in IT jobs citing BGP within the UK over the 3 months to 9 February 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
(Use links below to see detailed
statistics and historical trends)
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 -100 259 £363 +3.57% 97
London -69 108 £403 +19.25% 32
South East -17 75 £350 -3.44% 29
Berkshire -4 38 £350 -1.75% 8
South West +1 25 £363 -14.70% 7
City of London +1 21 £388 +4.72% 8
Swindon +15 19 £363 - 1
Wiltshire +9 19 £363 - 1
Yorkshire -44 19 £301 +0.16% 7
Reading 0 16 £363 - 6
Surrey -8 14 £283 -3.41% 7
Hampshire +6 12 £281 -46.42% 6
West Yorkshire -9 10 £311 -6.03% 6
West Midlands -13 10 £375 - 9
North West -17 10 £513 +90.69% 3
Scotland +1 9 £225 -28.00% 3
Leeds -5 9 £313 - 5
Buckinghamshire +15 8 £260 -38.82% 1
Solihull - 8 - - 2
East of England +5 6 £363 +81.25% 8
Basingstoke - 6 £333 - 3
South Yorkshire -15 5 £325 +25.00%
Sheffield -19 5 £325 +25.00%
Manchester -27 5 £381 +41.86% 2
Marlow - 5 - -
Glasgow - 5 £200 - 2
Bristol -5 4 £413 +1.85% 1
North Yorkshire -8 4 £275 -31.33%
Cheshire - 4 £600 -
Middlesbrough - 4 £275 -

BGP
Top 30 Related IT Skills

For the 6 months to 9 February 2016, 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.

1 523 (88.95%) Cisco
2 457 (77.72%) OSPF
3 367 (62.41%) Cisco Certification
4 352 (59.86%) Firewall
5 312 (53.06%) MPLS
6 299 (50.85%) WAN
7 289 (49.15%) CCNP
8 284 (48.30%) LAN
9 253 (43.03%) VPN
10 247 (42.01%) Juniper
11 244 (41.50%) EIGRP
12 181 (30.78%) F5
13 180 (30.61%) CheckPoint
14 175 (29.76%) Cisco ASA
15 173 (29.42%) Cisco Nexus
16 170 (28.91%) Data Centre
17 168 (28.57%) TCP/IP
18 166 (28.23%) DNS
19 146 (24.83%) IPsec
20 130 (22.11%) Network Security
21 118 (20.07%) CCIE
22 113 (19.22%) CCNA
22 113 (19.22%) VLAN
23 104 (17.69%) DHCP
24 102 (17.35%) Wireless
24 102 (17.35%) Load Balancing
25 93 (15.82%) Cisco IOS
25 93 (15.82%) HSRP
26 89 (15.14%) Finance
27 87 (14.80%) ITIL

BGP
Top Related IT Skills by Category

For the 6 months to 9 February 2016, 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 14 (2.38%) Apache
2 12 (2.04%) nginx
3 6 (1.02%) SharePoint
3 6 (1.02%) Skype for Business
4 4 (0.68%) CMS
5 3 (0.51%) JBoss
5 3 (0.51%) SAS
6 2 (0.34%) Confluence
6 2 (0.34%) Exchange Server 2007
6 2 (0.34%) Exchange Server 2010
6 2 (0.34%) Exchange Server 2013
6 2 (0.34%) IIS
6 2 (0.34%) MediaWiki
6 2 (0.34%) MS Exchange
6 2 (0.34%) OpenStack
7 1 (0.17%) Exchange Server 2003
7 1 (0.17%) Smallworld
7 1 (0.17%) WebLogic
7 1 (0.17%) WebSphere
Applications
1 20 (3.40%) MS Visio
2 15 (2.55%) MS Excel
3 3 (0.51%) MS Office
4 2 (0.34%) MS PowerPoint
Business Applications
1 6 (1.02%) SAP Oil and Gas
2 3 (0.51%) Remedy ITSM
Cloud Services
1 10 (1.70%) Microsoft Azure
1 10 (1.70%) SaaS
2 8 (1.36%) Amazon AWS
3 5 (0.85%) IaaS
4 3 (0.51%) GitHub
5 2 (0.34%) PaaS
5 2 (0.34%) SoftLayer
6 1 (0.17%) AWS CloudFormation
6 1 (0.17%) AWS OpsWorks
Communications & Networking
1 457 (77.72%) OSPF
2 352 (59.86%) Firewall
3 312 (53.06%) MPLS
4 299 (50.85%) WAN
5 284 (48.30%) LAN
6 253 (43.03%) VPN
7 244 (41.50%) EIGRP
8 175 (29.76%) Cisco ASA
9 173 (29.42%) Cisco Nexus
10 168 (28.57%) TCP/IP
11 166 (28.23%) DNS
12 146 (24.83%) IPsec
13 130 (22.11%) Network Security
14 113 (19.22%) VLAN
15 104 (17.69%) DHCP
16 102 (17.35%) Wireless
17 93 (15.82%) Cisco IOS
17 93 (15.82%) HSRP
18 77 (13.10%) SSL
19 76 (12.93%) Spanning Tree
Database & Business Intelligence
1 5 (0.85%) MySQL
2 4 (0.68%) Relational Database
3 2 (0.34%) Big Data
3 2 (0.34%) Informix
3 2 (0.34%) MongoDB
3 2 (0.34%) NoSQL
3 2 (0.34%) PostgreSQL
3 2 (0.34%) RDBMS
3 2 (0.34%) Redis
4 1 (0.17%) Data Warehouse
4 1 (0.17%) GIS
4 1 (0.17%) Oracle Reports
4 1 (0.17%) SQL Server
Development Applications
1 15 (2.55%) VSS/SourceSafe
2 9 (1.53%) Git (software)
2 9 (1.53%) Jenkins
3 7 (1.19%) Subversion
4 6 (1.02%) Hudson
5 4 (0.68%) JIRA
6 2 (0.34%) Sonatype Nexus
7 1 (0.17%) Ant
General
1 89 (15.14%) Finance
2 75 (12.76%) Telecoms
3 36 (6.12%) Banking
4 17 (2.89%) Investment Banking
5 12 (2.04%) Manufacturing
6 10 (1.70%) Marketing
6 10 (1.70%) Spanish Language
7 9 (1.53%) Financial Institution
7 9 (1.53%) Games
8 8 (1.36%) Multimedia
8 8 (1.36%) Retail
9 6 (1.02%) Electronics
10 5 (0.85%) Back Office
10 5 (0.85%) Legal
11 3 (0.51%) Advertising
11 3 (0.51%) Military
12 2 (0.34%) Aerospace
12 2 (0.34%) Automotive
13 1 (0.17%) Law
13 1 (0.17%) Publishing
Job Titles
1 324 (55.10%) Network Engineer
2 118 (20.07%) Cisco Engineer
3 95 (16.16%) Cisco Network Engineer
4 71 (12.07%) Senior Network Engineer
5 45 (7.65%) Security Engineer
6 40 (6.80%) Designer
7 37 (6.29%) Consultant
7 37 (6.29%) Network Designer
8 35 (5.95%) Architect
9 34 (5.78%) Network Security Engineer
10 31 (5.27%) Network Support
11 28 (4.76%) Design Engineer
11 28 (4.76%) Support Engineer
12 26 (4.42%) Juniper Engineer
12 26 (4.42%) Network Architect
12 26 (4.42%) Network Consultant
13 23 (3.91%) IP Engineer
14 22 (3.74%) Network Design Engineer
15 20 (3.40%) Cisco Support
15 20 (3.40%) Network Support Engineer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 34 (5.78%) 802.1X
2 14 (2.38%) Web Services
3 8 (1.36%) CSS
4 7 (1.19%) Spring
5 5 (0.85%) Silverlight
6 3 (0.51%) Middleware
6 3 (0.51%) POSIX
6 3 (0.51%) RSS
6 3 (0.51%) XMPP
7 2 (0.34%) ActiveMQ
7 2 (0.34%) LAMP
7 2 (0.34%) LAPP Stack
7 2 (0.34%) LEMP Stack
7 2 (0.34%) RabbitMQ
7 2 (0.34%) XML
8 1 (0.17%) boto
8 1 (0.17%) OCX
8 1 (0.17%) RFC 2544
8 1 (0.17%) RFC 2547
8 1 (0.17%) WAP
Miscellaneous
1 170 (28.91%) Data Centre
2 26 (4.42%) Analytical Skills
3 20 (3.40%) Computer Science
4 15 (2.55%) Distributed Denial-of-Service
5 13 (2.21%) MPEG
6 11 (1.87%) Clustering
6 11 (1.87%) Management Information System
6 11 (1.87%) PKI
7 10 (1.70%) Enterprise Software
7 10 (1.70%) Video Conferencing
8 9 (1.53%) Fat Client
8 9 (1.53%) iSeries
8 9 (1.53%) Thin Client
9 8 (1.36%) e-Health
9 8 (1.36%) Smart Meter
10 7 (1.19%) IPTV
11 5 (0.85%) Private Cloud
11 5 (0.85%) Public Cloud
11 5 (0.85%) Statistics
11 5 (0.85%) Video on Demand
Operating Systems
1 87 (14.80%) Linux
2 48 (8.16%) Windows
3 45 (7.65%) Unix
4 22 (3.74%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
5 21 (3.57%) Windows Server
6 13 (2.21%) CentOS
7 9 (1.53%) CatOS
8 8 (1.36%) Windows Server 2008
9 6 (1.02%) Ubuntu
10 5 (0.85%) Debian
10 5 (0.85%) Windows Server 2012
11 3 (0.51%) Solaris
12 2 (0.34%) Windows Server 2003
13 1 (0.17%) Mac OS X
13 1 (0.17%) Windows 2000
13 1 (0.17%) Windows 7
Processes & Methodologies
1 102 (17.35%) Load Balancing
2 87 (14.80%) ITIL
3 82 (13.95%) Network Design
4 79 (13.44%) Migration
5 47 (7.99%) High Availability
6 38 (6.46%) Change Management
7 31 (5.27%) Project Management
8 26 (4.42%) Network Management
9 25 (4.25%) Network Architecture
10 23 (3.91%) Network Monitoring
10 23 (3.91%) Service Delivery
11 21 (3.57%) Load Testing
11 21 (3.57%) Validation
12 18 (3.06%) Mentoring
13 15 (2.55%) Agile Software Development
13 15 (2.55%) Problem Management
14 14 (2.38%) Kalman Filter
15 13 (2.21%) Low Latency
16 11 (1.87%) Capacity Planning
17 10 (1.70%) Performance Analysis
Programming Languages
1 28 (4.76%) Python
2 21 (3.57%) Perl
3 20 (3.40%) Bash Shell
4 17 (2.89%) C
5 13 (2.21%) Lisp
6 11 (1.87%) Java
6 11 (1.87%) SQL
7 7 (1.19%) Shell Script
8 6 (1.02%) Ruby
9 5 (0.85%) PHP
10 4 (0.68%) PowerShell
11 3 (0.51%) Korn
12 2 (0.34%) JavaScript
Qualifications
1 367 (62.41%) Cisco Certification
2 289 (49.15%) CCNP
3 118 (20.07%) CCIE
4 113 (19.22%) CCNA
5 76 (12.93%) Security Cleared
6 70 (11.90%) SC Cleared
7 47 (7.99%) Degree
8 31 (5.27%) CCSE
9 29 (4.93%) JNCIP
9 29 (4.93%) JNCIS
10 26 (4.42%) JNCIA
11 25 (4.25%) DV Cleared
12 23 (3.91%) CCDP
13 20 (3.40%) CCSA
14 19 (3.23%) CISSP
14 19 (3.23%) JNCIE
15 9 (1.53%) Check Point Certification
16 8 (1.36%) PRINCE2 Certification
17 7 (1.19%) CCNP Voice
17 7 (1.19%) ITIL Certification
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 23 (3.91%) SLA
2 5 (0.85%) PCI DSS
3 2 (0.34%) ISO/IEC 27001
4 1 (0.17%) Sarbanes-Oxley
System Software
1 43 (7.31%) VMware Infrastructure
2 16 (2.72%) Snort
3 13 (2.21%) Active Directory
4 8 (1.36%) iptables
4 8 (1.36%) VMware ESX
5 7 (1.19%) Samba
6 5 (0.85%) Postfix
7 4 (0.68%) Docker
7 4 (0.68%) NFS
8 3 (0.51%) Sendmail
8 3 (0.51%) vCloud
8 3 (0.51%) VMware ESXi
8 3 (0.51%) XenApp
8 3 (0.51%) XenDesktop
9 2 (0.34%) KVM
9 2 (0.34%) pfSense
9 2 (0.34%) ProxySG
9 2 (0.34%) Varnish
9 2 (0.34%) VirtualBox
9 2 (0.34%) vSphere
Systems Management
1 31 (5.27%) FortiGate
2 29 (4.93%) Cisco CUCM
3 16 (2.72%) Proventia
4 14 (2.38%) CiscoWorks
4 14 (2.38%) SolarWinds Orion
5 12 (2.04%) OpenView
6 9 (1.53%) Cacti
6 9 (1.53%) Puppet
7 7 (1.19%) Nagios
7 7 (1.19%) WhatsUp Gold
8 6 (1.02%) Cisco UCCX
9 5 (0.85%) Iperf
10 4 (0.68%) Ansible
10 4 (0.68%) Cisco UCCE
11 3 (0.51%) Cisco Prime
11 3 (0.51%) Graphite
11 3 (0.51%) HP Quality Center
11 3 (0.51%) Opscode Chef
11 3 (0.51%) Opsview
11 3 (0.51%) systemd
Vendors
1 523 (88.95%) Cisco
2 247 (42.01%) Juniper
3 181 (30.78%) F5
4 180 (30.61%) CheckPoint
5 65 (11.05%) Palo Alto
6 58 (9.86%) VMware
7 53 (9.01%) HP
8 51 (8.67%) SolarWinds
9 45 (7.65%) Blue Coat
10 38 (6.46%) Citrix
11 34 (5.78%) Fortinet
12 30 (5.10%) Aruba
13 29 (4.93%) Microsoft
14 28 (4.76%) Sourcefire
15 22 (3.74%) BT
16 19 (3.23%) Riverbed
17 18 (3.06%) Red Hat
18 17 (2.89%) Infoblox
19 15 (2.55%) Brocade
20 13 (2.21%) Avaya
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