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 2 September 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
2 Sep 2014
Same period 2013 Same period 2012
Border Gateway Protocol (BGP)
Rank 78 112 86
Rank change year-on-year
+34 -26
Contract jobs citing BGP 43 18 55
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Berkshire 1.76% 0.70% 1.84%
As % of the Communications & Networking category 6.60% 2.65% 5.76%
Number of daily rates quoted 10 8 7
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Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+13.10% +39.42%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £255 £318 £245
10% offered a daily rate of more than £450 £430 £304
UK excluding London average daily rate £348 £365 £325
% change year-on-year
-4.79% +12.30%
Number of hourly rates quoted 2 0 0
Average hourly rate £41.00 - -
UK excluding London average hourly rate £40.00 £32.00 £29.50
% change year-on-year
+25.00% +8.47%
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
652 680 955
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Berkshire 26.64% 26.50% 32.00%
Number of daily rates quoted 245 228 202
Average daily rate £350 £330 £300
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+6.06% +10.00%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £220 £175 £201
10% offered a daily rate of more than £475 £470 £410
UK excluding London average daily rate £338 £325 £328
% change year-on-year
+3.84% -0.76%
Number of hourly rates quoted 18 28 24
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 £12.40 £13.50 £12.50
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £59.00 £30.50 £39.00
UK excluding London average hourly rate £23.00 £23.21 £25.00
% change year-on-year
-0.90% -7.16%

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 2 September 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 2 September 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 9 £288 -30.72% 2
Bracknell +3 3 - -
Newbury - 2 £425 - 3
Slough - - - - 2
BGP
South East

BGP
Top 30 Related IT Skills in Berkshire

For the 6 months to 2 September 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 66 (90.41%) Cisco
2 55 (75.34%) OSPF
3 52 (71.23%) MPLS
4 43 (58.90%) Firewall
4 43 (58.90%) Cisco Certification
5 32 (43.84%) Juniper
5 32 (43.84%) CheckPoint
5 32 (43.84%) Telecoms
6 31 (42.47%) VPN
7 30 (41.10%) IPsec
8 29 (39.73%) CCIE
9 26 (35.62%) VoIP
10 25 (34.25%) DNS
11 24 (32.88%) CCNP
11 24 (32.88%) Network Design
12 23 (31.51%) Cisco ASA
13 21 (28.77%) Cisco PIX
14 20 (27.40%) Network Management
15 19 (26.03%) FWSM
15 19 (26.03%) SNMP
16 18 (24.66%) Network Security
17 16 (21.92%) PCI DSS
17 16 (21.92%) CCSP
17 16 (21.92%) CCDP
17 16 (21.92%) CISSP
18 15 (20.55%) F5
19 14 (19.18%) Load Balancing
19 14 (19.18%) Check Point Certification
19 14 (19.18%) Ethernet
20 11 (15.07%) Risk Assessment

BGP
Top Related IT Skills in Berkshire by Category

For the 6 months to 2 September 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 9 (12.33%) Apache
2 1 (1.37%) IIS
Applications
1 1 (1.37%) MS Visio
Communications & Networking
1 55 (75.34%) OSPF
2 52 (71.23%) MPLS
3 43 (58.90%) Firewall
4 31 (42.47%) VPN
5 30 (41.10%) IPsec
6 26 (35.62%) VoIP
7 25 (34.25%) DNS
8 23 (31.51%) Cisco ASA
9 21 (28.77%) Cisco PIX
10 19 (26.03%) FWSM
10 19 (26.03%) SNMP
11 18 (24.66%) Network Security
12 14 (19.18%) Ethernet
13 11 (15.07%) WAN
13 11 (15.07%) TCP/IP
14 10 (13.70%) Internet
14 10 (13.70%) LAN
14 10 (13.70%) Cisco Nexus
15 8 (10.96%) BIG-IP
15 8 (10.96%) ATM
Database & Business Intelligence
1 1 (1.37%) SQL Server
1 1 (1.37%) DB2
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 31 (42.47%) IP Engineer
2 26 (35.62%) Design Engineer
3 12 (16.44%) Network Engineer
4 10 (13.70%) Security Engineer
5 8 (10.96%) Test Engineer
6 4 (5.48%) IP Network Engineer
6 4 (5.48%) Consultant
6 4 (5.48%) Architect
7 3 (4.11%) Software Engineer
7 3 (4.11%) Network Consultant
7 3 (4.11%) Integration Engineer
7 3 (4.11%) Network Architect
7 3 (4.11%) Network Design Engineer
7 3 (4.11%) Senior Security Engineer
7 3 (4.11%) Senior IP Engineer
7 3 (4.11%) Embedded C Engineer
7 3 (4.11%) Designer
7 3 (4.11%) Senior Design Engineer
7 3 (4.11%) Development Engineer
8 2 (2.74%) Embedded Software Engineer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 2 (2.74%) CSS
2 1 (1.37%) Regular Expression
Miscellaneous
1 2 (2.74%) Digital Media
2 1 (1.37%) Firmware
2 1 (1.37%) SecurID
2 1 (1.37%) Video Conferencing
2 1 (1.37%) Smart Meter
Operating Systems
1 3 (4.11%) UNIX
1 3 (4.11%) Windows
2 2 (2.74%) Windows 7
2 2 (2.74%) Linux
3 1 (1.37%) Windows Server 2003
3 1 (1.37%) SUSE
3 1 (1.37%) Windows Server 2008
3 1 (1.37%) Oracle Linux
3 1 (1.37%) AIX
Processes & Methodologies
1 24 (32.88%) Network Design
2 20 (27.40%) Network Management
3 14 (19.18%) Load Balancing
4 11 (15.07%) Risk Assessment
5 8 (10.96%) Mentoring
6 4 (5.48%) Demand Forecasting
6 4 (5.48%) ITIL
7 3 (4.11%) Project Management
7 3 (4.11%) Change Management
7 3 (4.11%) Validation
7 3 (4.11%) Migration
7 3 (4.11%) Software Engineering
8 2 (2.74%) Embedded Software Development
8 2 (2.74%) Process Management
8 2 (2.74%) Software Testing
9 1 (1.37%) DoDAF
9 1 (1.37%) Incident Management
9 1 (1.37%) Project Planning
9 1 (1.37%) Technical Architecture
9 1 (1.37%) Problem Management
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%) Shell Script
Qualifications
1 43 (58.90%) Cisco Certification
2 29 (39.73%) CCIE
3 24 (32.88%) CCNP
4 16 (21.92%) CCSP
4 16 (21.92%) CCDP
4 16 (21.92%) CISSP
5 14 (19.18%) Check Point Certification
6 7 (9.59%) CCNA
7 6 (8.22%) Security Cleared
8 5 (6.85%) SC Cleared
9 4 (5.48%) CCIP
10 3 (4.11%) Degree
11 2 (2.74%) BC Cleared
11 2 (2.74%) ISEB
11 2 (2.74%) ISTQB Foundation Certification
11 2 (2.74%) JNCIP
12 1 (1.37%) CCA
12 1 (1.37%) CCDE
12 1 (1.37%) CCSA
12 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%) Snort
1 1 (1.37%) VMware Infrastructure
1 1 (1.37%) vSphere
1 1 (1.37%) FreeRADIUS
Systems Management
1 10 (13.70%) FortiGate
2 2 (2.74%) HP Quality Center
3 1 (1.37%) CA Spectrum
Vendors
1 66 (90.41%) Cisco
2 32 (43.84%) Juniper
2 32 (43.84%) CheckPoint
3 15 (20.55%) F5
4 8 (10.96%) Nokia
5 7 (9.59%) Ericsson
5 7 (9.59%) Radware
5 7 (9.59%) Redback
6 6 (8.22%) Fortinet
7 4 (5.48%) Huawei
7 4 (5.48%) Nokia Solutions and Networks
7 4 (5.48%) Alcatel-Lucent
7 4 (5.48%) HP
8 3 (4.11%) IBM
9 2 (2.74%) Nortel
9 2 (2.74%) VMware
10 1 (1.37%) Mitel
10 1 (1.37%) Cramer
10 1 (1.37%) Oracle
10 1 (1.37%) Siemens