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 27 August 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
27 Aug 2015
Same period 2014 Same period 2013
Border Gateway Protocol (BGP)
Rank 83 86 112
Rank change year-on-year
+3 +26
Contract jobs citing BGP 37 42 20
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Berkshire 1.45% 1.70% 0.78%
As % of the Communications & Networking category 6.61% 6.34% 2.88%
Number of daily rates quoted 23 11 8
Average daily rate
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£350 £420 £363
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
-16.66% +15.86%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £208 £255 £318
10% offered a daily rate of more than £440 £450 £430
UK excluding London average daily rate £375 £350 £363
% change year-on-year
+7.14% -3.44%
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 2 0
Average hourly rate - £41.00 -
UK excluding London average hourly rate £47.83 £40.00 £41.00
% change year-on-year
+19.57% -2.43%
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
560 662 695
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Berkshire 21.90% 26.81% 27.07%
Number of daily rates quoted 269 244 229
Average daily rate £325 £360 £330
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
-9.72% +9.09%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £208 £220 £175
10% offered a daily rate of more than £495 £475 £469
UK excluding London average daily rate £350 £338 £325
% change year-on-year
+3.70% +3.84%
Number of hourly rates quoted 29 20 29
Average hourly rate £20.00 £17.50 £23.50
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
+14.28% -25.53%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £14.00 £12.50 £13.50
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £36.00 £59.00 £31.00
UK excluding London average hourly rate £21.53 £22.50 £23.50
% change year-on-year
-4.33% -4.25%

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 27 August 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 27 August 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
Reading -2 16 £388 +9.54% 9
Slough - 7 £208 -
Bracknell -6 2 - -
Maidenhead - 2 £350 -
Wokingham - 1 - -
BGP
South East

BGP
Top 30 Related IT Skills in Berkshire

For the 6 months to 27 August 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 59 (83.10%) Cisco
2 56 (78.87%) OSPF
3 42 (59.15%) MPLS
3 42 (59.15%) Cisco Certification
4 41 (57.75%) Firewall
5 35 (49.30%) CCNP
6 29 (40.85%) LAN
7 27 (38.03%) TCP/IP
8 26 (36.62%) CheckPoint
9 24 (33.80%) Juniper
10 22 (30.99%) Telecoms
11 21 (29.58%) F5
12 20 (28.17%) Network Design
13 19 (26.76%) VPN
14 18 (25.35%) VLAN
14 18 (25.35%) Load Balancing
15 17 (23.94%) Data Centre
16 16 (22.54%) Security Cleared
17 15 (21.13%) SC Cleared
17 15 (21.13%) WAN
17 15 (21.13%) Ethernet
17 15 (21.13%) EIGRP
18 14 (19.72%) Linux
18 14 (19.72%) DNS
18 14 (19.72%) Cisco ASA
19 13 (18.31%) CCIE
19 13 (18.31%) CCNA
19 13 (18.31%) RIP
19 13 (18.31%) Broadband
20 12 (16.90%) 4G

BGP
Top Related IT Skills in Berkshire by Category

For the 6 months to 27 August 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 2 (2.82%) SharePoint
1 2 (2.82%) CMS
1 2 (2.82%) Lync
2 1 (1.41%) Exchange Server 2003
2 1 (1.41%) MS Exchange
Applications
1 3 (4.23%) MS Visio
2 2 (2.82%) MS Excel
3 1 (1.41%) MS Office
3 1 (1.41%) MS PowerPoint
Communications & Networking
1 56 (78.87%) OSPF
2 42 (59.15%) MPLS
3 41 (57.75%) Firewall
4 29 (40.85%) LAN
5 27 (38.03%) TCP/IP
6 19 (26.76%) VPN
7 18 (25.35%) VLAN
8 15 (21.13%) EIGRP
8 15 (21.13%) WAN
8 15 (21.13%) Ethernet
9 14 (19.72%) DNS
9 14 (19.72%) Cisco ASA
10 13 (18.31%) RIP
10 13 (18.31%) Broadband
11 12 (16.90%) 4G
12 11 (15.49%) Cisco Nexus
13 10 (14.08%) Cisco PIX
13 10 (14.08%) DHCP
13 10 (14.08%) SNMP
13 10 (14.08%) 3G
General
1 22 (30.99%) Telecoms
2 3 (4.23%) Games
3 2 (2.82%) Retail
3 2 (2.82%) Billing
3 2 (2.82%) Electronics
4 1 (1.41%) Back Office
4 1 (1.41%) Legal
4 1 (1.41%) Military
Job Titles
1 34 (47.89%) Network Engineer
2 14 (19.72%) IP Engineer
3 8 (11.27%) Design Engineer
4 6 (8.45%) Support Engineer
4 6 (8.45%) Architect
5 5 (7.04%) Senior Network Engineer
5 5 (7.04%) Network Operations Engineer
5 5 (7.04%) Operations Engineer
6 4 (5.63%) Cisco Engineer
7 3 (4.23%) Test Engineer
7 3 (4.23%) Security Engineer
7 3 (4.23%) Network Architect
7 3 (4.23%) IP Network Engineer
8 2 (2.82%) Network Specialist
8 2 (2.82%) Cisco Network Engineer
8 2 (2.82%) Consultant
9 1 (1.41%) Senior Operations Engineer
9 1 (1.41%) Security Architect
9 1 (1.41%) Network Administrator
9 1 (1.41%) Security Specialist
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 6 (8.45%) CSS
2 2 (2.82%) Silverlight
3 1 (1.41%) 802.1X
Miscellaneous
1 17 (23.94%) Data Centre
2 3 (4.23%) Distributed Denial-of-Service
2 3 (4.23%) Computer Science
2 3 (4.23%) Clustering
2 3 (4.23%) PKI
3 2 (2.82%) IPTV
3 2 (2.82%) Streaming Video
3 2 (2.82%) STB
3 2 (2.82%) MPEG
3 2 (2.82%) DTV
3 2 (2.82%) Video on Demand
3 2 (2.82%) Analytical Skills
4 1 (1.41%) Smart Meter
4 1 (1.41%) EMC VNX
4 1 (1.41%) GIS
4 1 (1.41%) CESG
Operating Systems
1 14 (19.72%) Linux
2 8 (11.27%) UNIX
3 4 (5.63%) Solaris
4 3 (4.23%) Windows
4 3 (4.23%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
5 1 (1.41%) HPUX
Processes & Methodologies
1 20 (28.17%) Network Design
2 18 (25.35%) Load Balancing
3 8 (11.27%) Network Monitoring
4 7 (9.86%) Service Delivery
5 6 (8.45%) Capacity Management
6 4 (5.63%) Project Planning
6 4 (5.63%) Validation
6 4 (5.63%) Migration
7 3 (4.23%) CRM
7 3 (4.23%) Performance Management
7 3 (4.23%) Performance Tuning
7 3 (4.23%) Performance Monitoring
7 3 (4.23%) Capacity Planning
8 2 (2.82%) Network Management
8 2 (2.82%) Video Processing
8 2 (2.82%) DRM
8 2 (2.82%) Project Management
8 2 (2.82%) Change Management
8 2 (2.82%) Scrum
8 2 (2.82%) Agile Software Development
Programming Languages
1 2 (2.82%) Perl
2 1 (1.41%) SQL
2 1 (1.41%) Python
2 1 (1.41%) Shell Script
2 1 (1.41%) C
Qualifications
1 42 (59.15%) Cisco Certification
2 35 (49.30%) CCNP
3 16 (22.54%) Security Cleared
4 15 (21.13%) SC Cleared
5 13 (18.31%) CCIE
5 13 (18.31%) CCNA
6 6 (8.45%) Degree
7 4 (5.63%) CISSP
8 3 (4.23%) CCDP
8 3 (4.23%) BC Cleared
9 2 (2.82%) CCSA
9 2 (2.82%) CCSE
10 1 (1.41%) JNCIA
10 1 (1.41%) PRINCE2 Certification
10 1 (1.41%) Check Point Certification
10 1 (1.41%) DV Cleared
10 1 (1.41%) CCDA
10 1 (1.41%) CCSP
10 1 (1.41%) CCIP
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 1 (1.41%) SLA
1 1 (1.41%) ISO/IEC 27001
1 1 (1.41%) PCI DSS
System Software
1 4 (5.63%) VMware Infrastructure
2 2 (2.82%) ProxySG
3 1 (1.41%) Active Directory
Systems Management
1 7 (9.86%) FortiGate
2 6 (8.45%) OpenView
2 6 (8.45%) Cacti
3 3 (4.23%) Cisco CUCM
4 1 (1.41%) Iperf
4 1 (1.41%) SolarWinds Orion
4 1 (1.41%) HP Quality Center
Vendors
1 59 (83.10%) Cisco
2 26 (36.62%) CheckPoint
3 24 (33.80%) Juniper
4 21 (29.58%) F5
5 11 (15.49%) HP
6 6 (8.45%) VMware
7 4 (5.63%) Microsoft
8 3 (4.23%) Red Hat
9 2 (2.82%) Apple
9 2 (2.82%) Adobe
9 2 (2.82%) Blue Coat
9 2 (2.82%) Huawei
9 2 (2.82%) Brocade
9 2 (2.82%) Fortinet
9 2 (2.82%) ProCurve
9 2 (2.82%) Aerohive Networks
9 2 (2.82%) Tektronix
9 2 (2.82%) Citrix
10 1 (1.41%) Aruba
10 1 (1.41%) Ruckus Wireless
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