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 21 August 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
21 Aug 2014
Same period 2013 Same period 2012
Border Gateway Protocol (BGP)
Rank 81 105 81
Rank change year-on-year
+24 -24
Contract jobs citing BGP 43 21 53
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Berkshire 1.72% 0.83% 1.74%
As % of the Communications & Networking category 6.46% 3.13% 5.45%
Number of daily rates quoted 11 8 6
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£420 £363 £260
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+15.86% +39.42%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £255 £318 £243
10% offered a daily rate of more than £450 £430 £280
UK excluding London average daily rate £350 £363 £325
% change year-on-year
-3.44% +11.53%
Number of hourly rates quoted 2 0 0
Average hourly rate £41.00 - -
UK excluding London average hourly rate £40.00 £41.00 £29.50
% change year-on-year
-2.43% +38.98%
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
666 671 973
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Berkshire 26.57% 26.67% 31.89%
Number of daily rates quoted 242 224 209
Average daily rate £360 £330 £290
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+9.09% +13.79%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £220 £175 £200
10% offered a daily rate of more than £475 £462 £400
UK excluding London average daily rate £338 £325 £325
% change year-on-year
+3.84% -
Number of hourly rates quoted 17 26 22
Average hourly rate £17.50 £23.50 £18.00
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
-25.53% +30.55%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £12.20 £13.95 £12.50
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £59.00 £31.00 £39.00
UK excluding London average hourly rate £22.00 £24.50 £25.00
% change year-on-year
-10.20% -2.00%

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 21 August 2014.

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 21 August 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
Reading +13 12 £420 +1.20% 2
Newbury - 2 £425 - 1
Bracknell 0 1 - -
Maidenhead - - - -
Slough - - - - 2
BGP
South East

BGP
Top 30 Related IT Skills in Berkshire

For the 6 months to 21 August 2014, 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 64 (87.67%) Cisco
2 56 (76.71%) OSPF
3 55 (75.34%) MPLS
4 42 (57.53%) Cisco Certification
4 42 (57.53%) Firewall
5 32 (43.84%) VPN
5 32 (43.84%) Telecoms
6 31 (42.47%) Juniper
7 30 (41.10%) CheckPoint
8 29 (39.73%) CCIE
8 29 (39.73%) IPsec
9 26 (35.62%) VoIP
10 25 (34.25%) Network Design
11 23 (31.51%) DNS
11 23 (31.51%) CCNP
11 23 (31.51%) Cisco ASA
12 21 (28.77%) Cisco PIX
13 20 (27.40%) Network Management
13 20 (27.40%) FWSM
14 19 (26.03%) SNMP
15 17 (23.29%) Network Security
16 16 (21.92%) CCSP
16 16 (21.92%) CCDP
16 16 (21.92%) CISSP
16 16 (21.92%) PCI DSS
16 16 (21.92%) F5
17 15 (20.55%) Ethernet
18 14 (19.18%) Check Point Certification
19 13 (17.81%) Load Balancing
20 12 (16.44%) WAN

BGP
Top Related IT Skills in Berkshire by Category

For the 6 months to 21 August 2014, 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 8 (10.96%) Apache
2 1 (1.37%) Tomcat
2 1 (1.37%) IIS
Applications
1 2 (2.74%) MS Excel
2 1 (1.37%) MS Visio
2 1 (1.37%) MS Office
Communications & Networking
1 56 (76.71%) OSPF
2 55 (75.34%) MPLS
3 42 (57.53%) Firewall
4 32 (43.84%) VPN
5 29 (39.73%) IPsec
6 26 (35.62%) VoIP
7 23 (31.51%) DNS
7 23 (31.51%) Cisco ASA
8 21 (28.77%) Cisco PIX
9 20 (27.40%) FWSM
10 19 (26.03%) SNMP
11 17 (23.29%) Network Security
12 15 (20.55%) Ethernet
13 12 (16.44%) WAN
14 11 (15.07%) ATM
14 11 (15.07%) LAN
14 11 (15.07%) TCP/IP
15 9 (12.33%) Internet
15 9 (12.33%) LTE
15 9 (12.33%) Cisco Nexus
Database & Business Intelligence
1 1 (1.37%) MS Access
Development Applications
1 7 (9.59%) GDB
General
1 32 (43.84%) Telecoms
2 4 (5.48%) Finance
3 2 (2.74%) Games
4 1 (1.37%) Retail
4 1 (1.37%) Portuguese Language
4 1 (1.37%) Legal
Job Titles
1 29 (39.73%) IP Engineer
2 26 (35.62%) Design Engineer
3 14 (19.18%) Network Engineer
4 9 (12.33%) Test Engineer
4 9 (12.33%) Security Engineer
5 4 (5.48%) Consultant
5 4 (5.48%) Architect
5 4 (5.48%) Network Design Engineer
6 3 (4.11%) Designer
6 3 (4.11%) Senior IP Engineer
6 3 (4.11%) Senior Design Engineer
6 3 (4.11%) Senior Security Engineer
6 3 (4.11%) IP Network Engineer
6 3 (4.11%) Embedded C Engineer
6 3 (4.11%) Software Engineer
6 3 (4.11%) Network Consultant
6 3 (4.11%) Integration Engineer
6 3 (4.11%) Network Architect
6 3 (4.11%) Network Security Engineer
6 3 (4.11%) Development Engineer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 2 (2.74%) CSS
2 1 (1.37%) .NET
Miscellaneous
1 2 (2.74%) Digital Media
2 1 (1.37%) SecurID
2 1 (1.37%) Video Conferencing
2 1 (1.37%) Smart Meter
Operating Systems
1 4 (5.48%) UNIX
2 2 (2.74%) Windows
2 2 (2.74%) Windows 7
3 1 (1.37%) Windows Server 2003
3 1 (1.37%) Windows Server 2008
Processes & Methodologies
1 25 (34.25%) Network Design
2 20 (27.40%) Network Management
3 13 (17.81%) Load Balancing
4 11 (15.07%) Risk Assessment
5 4 (5.48%) ITIL
5 4 (5.48%) Demand Forecasting
6 3 (4.11%) Project Management
6 3 (4.11%) Change Management
6 3 (4.11%) Validation
6 3 (4.11%) Migration
6 3 (4.11%) Software Engineering
7 2 (2.74%) Software Testing
7 2 (2.74%) Process Management
7 2 (2.74%) Capacity Management
7 2 (2.74%) Embedded Software Development
8 1 (1.37%) SABSA
8 1 (1.37%) Network Monitoring
8 1 (1.37%) Problem Management
8 1 (1.37%) Release Management
8 1 (1.37%) Stress Testing
Programming Languages
1 7 (9.59%) C
2 6 (8.22%) Embedded C
3 5 (6.85%) Python
4 2 (2.74%) Perl
5 1 (1.37%) SQL
5 1 (1.37%) VB
5 1 (1.37%) Shell Script
Qualifications
1 42 (57.53%) Cisco Certification
2 29 (39.73%) CCIE
3 23 (31.51%) CCNP
4 16 (21.92%) CCSP
4 16 (21.92%) CCDP
4 16 (21.92%) CISSP
5 14 (19.18%) Check Point Certification
6 6 (8.22%) CCNA
6 6 (8.22%) Security Cleared
7 5 (6.85%) SC Cleared
8 4 (5.48%) CCIP
9 3 (4.11%) Degree
10 2 (2.74%) BC Cleared
10 2 (2.74%) ISEB
10 2 (2.74%) ISTQB Foundation Certification
10 2 (2.74%) JNCIP
11 1 (1.37%) CCA
11 1 (1.37%) CCDE
11 1 (1.37%) CCSA
11 1 (1.37%) CCSE
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 16 (21.92%) PCI DSS
2 2 (2.74%) SLA
3 1 (1.37%) COBIT
System Software
1 1 (1.37%) VMware Infrastructure
Systems Management
1 10 (13.70%) FortiGate
2 2 (2.74%) HP Quality Center
3 1 (1.37%) OPNET
Vendors
1 64 (87.67%) Cisco
2 31 (42.47%) Juniper
3 30 (41.10%) CheckPoint
4 16 (21.92%) F5
5 8 (10.96%) Nokia
6 7 (9.59%) Redback
6 7 (9.59%) Radware
6 7 (9.59%) Ericsson
7 6 (8.22%) Fortinet
8 5 (6.85%) Huawei
8 5 (6.85%) Alcatel-Lucent
9 4 (5.48%) HP
9 4 (5.48%) Nokia Solutions and Networks
10 2 (2.74%) Nortel
10 2 (2.74%) IBM
10 2 (2.74%) Microsoft
11 1 (1.37%) Business Objects
11 1 (1.37%) Genesys
11 1 (1.37%) BT
11 1 (1.37%) Cramer