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 1 October 2014 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
1 Oct 2014
Same period 2013 Same period 2012
Border Gateway Protocol (BGP)
Rank 48 37 -
Rank change year-on-year
-11 -
Contract jobs citing BGP 4 1 0
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Bedfordshire 0.85% 0.36% -
As % of the Communications & Networking category 9.09% 2.78% -
Number of daily rates quoted 2 1 0
Average daily rate
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£344 £300 -
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+14.58% -
UK excluding London average daily rate £350 £365 £333
% change year-on-year
-4.10% +9.77%
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 0 0
Average hourly rate - - -
UK excluding London average hourly rate £37.25 £38.75 £29.50
% change year-on-year
-3.87% +31.35%
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
44 36 76
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Bedfordshire 9.34% 13.04% 19.19%
Number of daily rates quoted 33 23 43
Average daily rate £350 £275 £330
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+27.27% -16.66%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £275 £245 £260
10% offered a daily rate of more than £390 £378 £425
UK excluding London average daily rate £347 £325 £338
% change year-on-year
+6.91% -3.70%
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 1 4
Average hourly rate - £13.00 £160.00
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
- -91.87%
UK excluding London average hourly rate £24.50 £22.50 £22.50
% change year-on-year
+8.88% -

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 1 October 2014. 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
Bedford +1 2 £344 +14.58%
Dunstable - - - -
Luton - - - -
BGP
East of England

BGP
Top 26 Related IT Skills in Bedfordshire

For the 6 months to 1 October 2014, 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%) CheckPoint
1 4 (100.00%) CCSE
1 4 (100.00%) Network Security
1 4 (100.00%) Cisco Nexus
2 3 (75.00%) Network Management
2 3 (75.00%) Cisco Certification
2 3 (75.00%) Load Balancing
2 3 (75.00%) OSPF
2 3 (75.00%) Disaster Recovery
2 3 (75.00%) Firewall
2 3 (75.00%) Microsoft
2 3 (75.00%) CCNP
2 3 (75.00%) MS Visio
2 3 (75.00%) LAN
2 3 (75.00%) WAN
2 3 (75.00%) TCP/IP
3 2 (50.00%) CCDP
3 2 (50.00%) CCSA
3 2 (50.00%) Wireshark
3 2 (50.00%) MS Office
3 2 (50.00%) tcpdump
3 2 (50.00%) Mentoring
4 1 (25.00%) Analytical Skills
4 1 (25.00%) MS Excel
4 1 (25.00%) Time Management

BGP
Top Related IT Skills in Bedfordshire by Category

For the 6 months to 1 October 2014, 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%) Network Security
1 4 (100.00%) Cisco Nexus
2 3 (75.00%) OSPF
2 3 (75.00%) Firewall
2 3 (75.00%) LAN
2 3 (75.00%) WAN
2 3 (75.00%) TCP/IP
3 2 (50.00%) Wireshark
3 2 (50.00%) tcpdump
Job Titles
1 2 (50.00%) Security Engineer
1 2 (50.00%) Network Consultant
1 2 (50.00%) Consultant
1 2 (50.00%) Network Engineer
1 2 (50.00%) Network Security Engineer
1 2 (50.00%) Security Consultant
1 2 (50.00%) Network Security Consultant
Miscellaneous
1 1 (25.00%) Analytical Skills
Processes & Methodologies
1 3 (75.00%) Network Management
1 3 (75.00%) Load Balancing
1 3 (75.00%) Disaster Recovery
2 2 (50.00%) Mentoring
3 1 (25.00%) Time Management
Qualifications
1 4 (100.00%) CCSE
2 3 (75.00%) Cisco Certification
2 3 (75.00%) CCNP
3 2 (50.00%) CCDP
3 2 (50.00%) CCSA
Vendors
1 4 (100.00%) Cisco
1 4 (100.00%) CheckPoint
2 3 (75.00%) Microsoft