The table below looks at the statistics for BGP skills in IT contracts advertised for the Berkshire region. Included is a guide to the average contractor rates offered in IT contracts that have cited BGP over the 3 months to 5 March 2015 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 Mar 2015
Same period 2014 Same period 2013
Border Gateway Protocol (BGP)
Rank 83 98 88
Rank change year-on-year
+15 -10
Contract jobs citing BGP 50 30 26
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Berkshire 1.75% 1.08% 1.21%
As % of the Communications & Networking category 6.44% 4.54% 4.42%
Number of daily rates quoted 19 9 13
Average daily rate
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£400 £235 £300
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+70.21% -21.66%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £273 £213 £254
10% offered a daily rate of more than £500 £350 £375
UK excluding London average daily rate £375 £350 £300
% change year-on-year
+7.14% +16.66%
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 1 0
Average hourly rate - £180.00 -
UK excluding London average hourly rate £30.00 £180.00 £35.00
% change year-on-year
-83.33% +414.28%
BGP
South East

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

Communications & Networking Category
Berkshire
Contract IT job ads with a match in the
Communications & Networking category
776 661 588
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Berkshire 27.18% 23.91% 27.41%
Number of daily rates quoted 324 250 178
Average daily rate £320 £325 £300
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
-1.53% +8.33%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £188 £190 £225
10% offered a daily rate of more than £451 £475 £425
UK excluding London average daily rate £350 £345 £325
% change year-on-year
+1.44% +6.15%
Number of hourly rates quoted 19 43 25
Average hourly rate £36.00 £27.20 £20.00
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
+32.35% +36.00%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £13.65 £15.00 £11.95
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £47.50 £180.00 £47.50
UK excluding London average hourly rate £29.50 £20.03 £22.50
% change year-on-year
+47.27% -10.97%

BGP
Jobs Demand Trend in Berkshire

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

BGP Jobs Demand Trend in Berkshire

BGP
Daily Rate Trend in Berkshire

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

BGP Daily Rate Trend in Berkshire

BGP
Daily Rate Histogram in Berkshire

This chart provides a histogram of daily rates quoted in contract IT jobs citing BGP across the Berkshire region over the 3 months to 5 March 2015.

BGP Daily Rate Histogram in Berkshire

BGP
Hourly Rate Trend in Berkshire

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

BGP Hourly Rate Trend in Berkshire

BGP
Contract Job Locations in Berkshire

The table below looks at the demand and provides a guide to the average contractor rates quoted in IT jobs citing BGP within the Berkshire region over the 3 months to 5 March 2015. 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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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
Bracknell +8 7 £338 - 1
Slough - 7 £381 -
Reading -2 6 £363 -6.45% 4
Newbury - 2 - - 1
Maidenhead - - - - 2
BGP
South East

BGP
Top 30 Related IT Skills in Berkshire

For the 6 months to 5 March 2015, IT contractor jobs across the Berkshire 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 81 (88.04%) Cisco
2 61 (66.30%) OSPF
3 55 (59.78%) Firewall
4 49 (53.26%) MPLS
5 47 (51.09%) Cisco Certification
6 39 (42.39%) Telecoms
7 38 (41.30%) CheckPoint
8 30 (32.61%) CCNP
9 29 (31.52%) Cisco ASA
10 27 (29.35%) Network Design
11 25 (27.17%) Cisco Nexus
11 25 (27.17%) VPN
12 24 (26.09%) F5
13 23 (25.00%) CCIE
14 22 (23.91%) LAN
14 22 (23.91%) EIGRP
15 20 (21.74%) WAN
15 20 (21.74%) Ethernet
15 20 (21.74%) Linux
16 19 (20.65%) CCNA
16 19 (20.65%) Migration
16 19 (20.65%) Network Security
17 18 (19.57%) IPsec
17 18 (19.57%) Internet
18 17 (18.48%) Juniper
18 17 (18.48%) DNS
18 17 (18.48%) FortiGate
19 14 (15.22%) Change Management
20 12 (13.04%) Wireless
20 12 (13.04%) RIP

BGP
Top Related IT Skills in Berkshire by Category

For the 6 months to 5 March 2015, IT contractor jobs across the Berkshire 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.

Application Platforms
1 7 (7.61%) SharePoint
2 6 (6.52%) Apache
3 4 (4.35%) IIS
4 2 (2.17%) Lync
4 2 (2.17%) MediaWiki
4 2 (2.17%) Confluence
5 1 (1.09%) nginx
Applications
1 1 (1.09%) MS Excel
Communications & Networking
1 61 (66.30%) OSPF
2 55 (59.78%) Firewall
3 49 (53.26%) MPLS
4 29 (31.52%) Cisco ASA
5 25 (27.17%) Cisco Nexus
5 25 (27.17%) VPN
6 22 (23.91%) LAN
6 22 (23.91%) EIGRP
7 20 (21.74%) WAN
7 20 (21.74%) Ethernet
8 19 (20.65%) Network Security
9 18 (19.57%) IPsec
9 18 (19.57%) Internet
10 17 (18.48%) DNS
11 12 (13.04%) Wireless
11 12 (13.04%) RIP
12 11 (11.96%) ADSL
12 11 (11.96%) DSL
13 10 (10.87%) Cisco PIX
14 9 (9.78%) TCP/IP
Database & Business Intelligence
1 4 (4.35%) SQL Server
1 4 (4.35%) DB2
2 2 (2.17%) PostgreSQL
3 1 (1.09%) MySQL
3 1 (1.09%) Relational Database
Development Applications
1 2 (2.17%) Hudson
1 2 (2.17%) Jenkins
1 2 (2.17%) Git (software)
1 2 (2.17%) Subversion
1 2 (2.17%) JIRA
General
1 39 (42.39%) Telecoms
2 6 (6.52%) Retail
3 2 (2.17%) Billing
3 2 (2.17%) Back Office
4 1 (1.09%) Finance
Job Titles
1 33 (35.87%) Network Engineer
2 32 (34.78%) IP Engineer
3 24 (26.09%) Design Engineer
4 13 (14.13%) Security Engineer
5 10 (10.87%) Network Security Engineer
6 9 (9.78%) Environment Manager
6 9 (9.78%) IP Network Engineer
7 8 (8.70%) Architect
7 8 (8.70%) Test Manager
8 6 (6.52%) Consultant
9 5 (5.43%) Network Consultant
9 5 (5.43%) Network Architect
9 5 (5.43%) Network Design Engineer
10 4 (4.35%) Test Environment Manager
10 4 (4.35%) Cisco Engineer
10 4 (4.35%) Support Engineer
11 3 (3.26%) Project Manager
11 3 (3.26%) Programme Manager
11 3 (3.26%) Programme Test Manager
12 2 (2.17%) DevOps Engineer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 4 (4.35%) Regular Expression
2 1 (1.09%) LAMP
Miscellaneous
1 9 (9.78%) Smart Meter
2 4 (4.35%) Analytical Skills
3 2 (2.17%) Video Conferencing
3 2 (2.17%) Wiki
3 2 (2.17%) Clustering
Operating Systems
1 20 (21.74%) Linux
2 9 (9.78%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
3 8 (8.70%) Windows
4 4 (4.35%) Oracle Linux
4 4 (4.35%) AIX
4 4 (4.35%) UNIX
4 4 (4.35%) SUSE
5 2 (2.17%) CentOS
5 2 (2.17%) Solaris
6 1 (1.09%) Windows Server 2003
6 1 (1.09%) Debian
6 1 (1.09%) Ubuntu
6 1 (1.09%) Windows Server 2008
Processes & Methodologies
1 27 (29.35%) Network Design
2 19 (20.65%) Migration
3 14 (15.22%) Change Management
4 10 (10.87%) Service Delivery
5 9 (9.78%) Load Balancing
5 9 (9.78%) Project Management
5 9 (9.78%) PRINCE2
6 7 (7.61%) Risk Management
6 7 (7.61%) ITIL
6 7 (7.61%) Supplier Management
6 7 (7.61%) Test Strategy
7 6 (6.52%) User Acceptance Testing
7 6 (6.52%) Integration Testing
7 6 (6.52%) Validation
8 5 (5.43%) Network Management
9 3 (3.26%) Service Management
9 3 (3.26%) Deep Packet Inspection
9 3 (3.26%) Performance Analysis
9 3 (3.26%) Network Monitoring
9 3 (3.26%) Network Architecture
Programming Languages
1 6 (6.52%) SQL
2 2 (2.17%) Bash Shell
2 2 (2.17%) Ruby
2 2 (2.17%) Python
2 2 (2.17%) Java
2 2 (2.17%) Perl
3 1 (1.09%) PHP
Qualifications
1 47 (51.09%) Cisco Certification
2 30 (32.61%) CCNP
3 23 (25.00%) CCIE
4 19 (20.65%) CCNA
5 9 (9.78%) PRINCE2 Certification
6 7 (7.61%) SC Cleared
6 7 (7.61%) BC Cleared
6 7 (7.61%) Security Cleared
7 6 (6.52%) CCIP
8 4 (4.35%) Degree
9 3 (3.26%) CCDP
10 2 (2.17%) VCP4
10 2 (2.17%) CISSP
11 1 (1.09%) CCSA
11 1 (1.09%) Check Point Certification
11 1 (1.09%) CCSP
11 1 (1.09%) CCSE
11 1 (1.09%) JNCIP
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 3 (3.26%) SLA
2 1 (1.09%) PCI DSS
System Software
1 4 (4.35%) FreeRADIUS
1 4 (4.35%) vSphere
1 4 (4.35%) ProxySG
2 3 (3.26%) Firmware
2 3 (3.26%) VMware Infrastructure
3 2 (2.17%) XenServer
3 2 (2.17%) Postfix
3 2 (2.17%) Samba
4 1 (1.09%) Hyper-V
Systems Management
1 17 (18.48%) FortiGate
2 4 (4.35%) Cisco CUCM
2 4 (4.35%) CA Spectrum
3 3 (3.26%) Cisco Prime
4 2 (2.17%) Puppet
4 2 (2.17%) ZABBIX
5 1 (1.09%) Salt
5 1 (1.09%) Cisco UCCX
5 1 (1.09%) Opscode Chef
Vendors
1 81 (88.04%) Cisco
2 38 (41.30%) CheckPoint
3 24 (26.09%) F5
4 17 (18.48%) Juniper
5 11 (11.96%) Red Hat
6 9 (9.78%) VMware
6 9 (9.78%) Citrix
7 6 (6.52%) IBM
8 4 (4.35%) Splunk
8 4 (4.35%) Blue Coat
8 4 (4.35%) CA
8 4 (4.35%) Oracle
9 3 (3.26%) BT
9 3 (3.26%) Cramer
10 2 (2.17%) Fortinet
10 2 (2.17%) Microsoft
11 1 (1.09%) Radware
11 1 (1.09%) Nortel
11 1 (1.09%) Nokia
11 1 (1.09%) Alcatel-Lucent
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