The table below looks at the statistics for BGP skills in IT contracts advertised for the Bedfordshire region. Included is a guide to the average contractor rates offered in IT contracts that have cited BGP over the 3 months to 5 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
5 Feb 2016
Same period 2015 Same period 2014
Border Gateway Protocol (BGP)
Rank 34 - -
Rank change year-on-year
- 0
Contract jobs citing BGP 2 0 0
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Bedfordshire 0.59% - -
As % of the Communications & Networking category 4.76% - -
Number of daily rates quoted 2 0 0
Average daily rate £338 - -
UK excluding London average daily rate £363 £350 £375
% change year-on-year
+3.57% -6.66%
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 0 0
Average hourly rate - - -
UK excluding London average hourly rate £43.00 £30.00 £180.00
% change year-on-year
+43.33% -83.33%
BGP
East of England

The following table is for comparison with the above and provides statistics for the entire Communications & Networking category in contract jobs advertised in the Bedfordshire region.

Communications & Networking Category
Bedfordshire
Contract IT job ads with a match in the
Communications & Networking category
42 40 27
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Bedfordshire 12.43% 10.50% 10.11%
Number of daily rates quoted 29 28 15
Average daily rate £418 £419 £300
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
-0.29% +39.58%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £225 £125 £250
10% offered a daily rate of more than £575 £475 £388
UK excluding London average daily rate £363 £350 £350
% change year-on-year
+3.57% -
Number of hourly rates quoted 2 4 8
Average hourly rate £29.00 £17.50 £20.00
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
+65.71% -12.50%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £16.20 £17.50 £11.50
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £41.80 £17.50 £24.00
UK excluding London average hourly rate £30.00 £26.00 £21.00
% change year-on-year
+15.38% +23.80%

BGP
Jobs Demand Trend in Bedfordshire

This chart provides a 3-month moving total of IT contractor jobs citing BGP across the Bedfordshire region as a proportion of the total demand within the Communications & Networking category.

BGP Jobs Demand Trend in Bedfordshire

BGP
Daily Rate Trend in Bedfordshire

This chart provides the 3-month moving average for daily rates quoted in IT contract jobs citing BGP across the Bedfordshire region.

BGP Daily Rate Trend in Bedfordshire

BGP
Hourly Rate Trend in Bedfordshire

This chart provides the 3-month moving average for hourly rates quoted in IT contractor jobs citing BGP across the Bedfordshire region.

BGP Hourly Rate Trend in Bedfordshire

BGP
Contract Job Locations in Bedfordshire

The table below looks at the demand and provides a guide to the average contractor rates quoted in IT jobs citing BGP within the Bedfordshire region over the 3 months to 5 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
Luton - 2 £338 -
BGP
East of England

BGP
Top 30 Related IT Skills in Bedfordshire

For the 6 months to 5 February 2016, IT contractor jobs across the Bedfordshire region 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 4 (100.00%) Cisco
1 4 (100.00%) CCNP
1 4 (100.00%) Cisco Certification
1 4 (100.00%) OSPF
2 3 (75.00%) CheckPoint
2 3 (75.00%) Firewall
2 3 (75.00%) MS Visio
2 3 (75.00%) Network Management
2 3 (75.00%) Cisco Nexus
2 3 (75.00%) Spanning Tree
3 2 (50.00%) Data Centre
3 2 (50.00%) Presales
3 2 (50.00%) Disaster Recovery
3 2 (50.00%) F5
3 2 (50.00%) CCSE
3 2 (50.00%) CCSA
3 2 (50.00%) Load Balancing
3 2 (50.00%) Network Security
3 2 (50.00%) LAN
3 2 (50.00%) WAN
3 2 (50.00%) RIP
3 2 (50.00%) TCP/IP
3 2 (50.00%) CCDP
3 2 (50.00%) Microsoft
3 2 (50.00%) MS Office
3 2 (50.00%) Juniper
3 2 (50.00%) MPLS
3 2 (50.00%) EIGRP
4 1 (25.00%) VRRP
4 1 (25.00%) DWDM

BGP
Top Related IT Skills in Bedfordshire by Category

For the 6 months to 5 February 2016, IT contractor jobs across the Bedfordshire region 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.

Applications
1 3 (75.00%) MS Visio
2 2 (50.00%) MS Office
3 1 (25.00%) MS Excel
Communications & Networking
1 4 (100.00%) OSPF
2 3 (75.00%) Cisco Nexus
2 3 (75.00%) Firewall
2 3 (75.00%) Spanning Tree
3 2 (50.00%) EIGRP
3 2 (50.00%) LAN
3 2 (50.00%) MPLS
3 2 (50.00%) Network Security
3 2 (50.00%) RIP
3 2 (50.00%) TCP/IP
3 2 (50.00%) WAN
4 1 (25.00%) Cisco ASA
4 1 (25.00%) DWDM
4 1 (25.00%) SSL
4 1 (25.00%) VLAN
4 1 (25.00%) VoIP
4 1 (25.00%) VPN
4 1 (25.00%) VRRP
4 1 (25.00%) Wireless
4 1 (25.00%) WLAN
Job Titles
1 3 (75.00%) Network Engineer
2 1 (25.00%) Check Point Consultant
2 1 (25.00%) Cisco Consultant
2 1 (25.00%) Cisco Engineer
2 1 (25.00%) Cisco Network Consultant
2 1 (25.00%) Cisco Network Engineer
2 1 (25.00%) Cisco Security Consultant
2 1 (25.00%) Cisco Security Engineer
2 1 (25.00%) Consultant
2 1 (25.00%) Firewall Engineer
2 1 (25.00%) Juniper Engineer
2 1 (25.00%) Network Consultant
2 1 (25.00%) Network Security Consultant
2 1 (25.00%) Network Security Engineer
2 1 (25.00%) Security Consultant
2 1 (25.00%) Security Engineer
Miscellaneous
1 2 (50.00%) Data Centre
2 1 (25.00%) Analytical Skills
Processes & Methodologies
1 3 (75.00%) Network Management
2 2 (50.00%) Disaster Recovery
2 2 (50.00%) Load Balancing
2 2 (50.00%) Presales
3 1 (25.00%) Change Management
3 1 (25.00%) High Availability
3 1 (25.00%) ITIL
3 1 (25.00%) Mentoring
3 1 (25.00%) Service Delivery
3 1 (25.00%) Time Management
Qualifications
1 4 (100.00%) CCNP
1 4 (100.00%) Cisco Certification
2 2 (50.00%) CCDP
2 2 (50.00%) CCSA
2 2 (50.00%) CCSE
3 1 (25.00%) CCNA
3 1 (25.00%) Check Point Certification
3 1 (25.00%) JNCIA
3 1 (25.00%) JNCIS
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 1 (25.00%) PCI DSS
1 1 (25.00%) SLA
Systems Management
1 1 (25.00%) HP NNM
Vendors
1 4 (100.00%) Cisco
2 3 (75.00%) CheckPoint
3 2 (50.00%) F5
3 2 (50.00%) Juniper
3 2 (50.00%) Microsoft
4 1 (25.00%) HP