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 8 February 2016 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
8 Feb 2016
Same period 2015 Same period 2014
Border Gateway Protocol (BGP)
Rank 84 81 113
Rank change year-on-year
-3 +32
Contract jobs citing BGP 39 47 18
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Berkshire 1.54% 1.75% 0.69%
As % of the Communications & Networking category 6.98% 6.50% 3.00%
Number of daily rates quoted 19 19 8
Average daily rate £350 £363 £338
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
-3.44% +7.40%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £300 £262 £242
10% offered a daily rate of more than £427 £480 £505
UK excluding London average daily rate £358 £350 £375
% change year-on-year
+2.14% -6.66%
Number of hourly rates quoted 3 0 1
Average hourly rate £45.00 - £180.00
UK excluding London average hourly rate £43.00 £30.00 £180.00
% change year-on-year
+43.33% -83.33%
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
559 723 601
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Berkshire 22.09% 26.91% 22.93%
Number of daily rates quoted 283 321 231
Average daily rate £363 £328 £350
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+10.51% -6.28%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £255 £202 £190
10% offered a daily rate of more than £450 £450 £475
UK excluding London average daily rate £363 £350 £350
% change year-on-year
+3.57% -
Number of hourly rates quoted 27 15 38
Average hourly rate £45.00 £36.00 £25.00
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
+25.00% +44.00%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £16.50 £13.65 £15.00
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £63.00 £39.80 £180.00
UK excluding London average hourly rate £29.00 £26.00 £21.00
% change year-on-year
+11.53% +23.80%

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 8 February 2016.

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
Hourly Rate Histogram in Berkshire

This chart provides a histogram of hourly rates quoted in contract IT jobs citing BGP across the Berkshire region over the 3 months to 8 February 2016.

BGP Hourly Rate Histogram 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 8 February 2016. 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
(Use links below to see detailed
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 0 16 £363 -1.69% 6
Newbury +9 3 £313 - 1
Windsor -4 2 - -
Bracknell -8 2 - - 1
Maidenhead - 1 - -
BGP
South East

BGP
Top 30 Related IT Skills in Berkshire

For the 6 months to 8 February 2016, 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 (89.19%) Cisco
2 63 (85.14%) OSPF
3 42 (56.76%) Juniper
4 38 (51.35%) MPLS
5 37 (50.00%) Firewall
6 34 (45.95%) LAN
6 34 (45.95%) VPN
7 31 (41.89%) VLAN
8 30 (40.54%) TCP/IP
9 29 (39.19%) CheckPoint
10 27 (36.49%) Cisco Certification
10 27 (36.49%) WAN
11 25 (33.78%) CCNP
12 22 (29.73%) Telecoms
12 22 (29.73%) F5
13 20 (27.03%) EIGRP
14 18 (24.32%) Cisco ASA
15 17 (22.97%) Load Balancing
16 15 (20.27%) Cisco Nexus
16 15 (20.27%) Data Centre
16 15 (20.27%) DNS
17 14 (18.92%) SNMP
17 14 (18.92%) SC Cleared
17 14 (18.92%) Security Cleared
18 12 (16.22%) Wireless
18 12 (16.22%) IPsec
19 11 (14.86%) HP
20 10 (13.51%) RIP
20 10 (13.51%) Network Design
20 10 (13.51%) WebEx

BGP
Top Related IT Skills in Berkshire by Category

For the 6 months to 8 February 2016, 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 3 (4.05%) CMS
2 1 (1.35%) IIS
2 1 (1.35%) SharePoint
Applications
1 3 (4.05%) MS Excel
2 1 (1.35%) MS Visio
Cloud Services
1 4 (5.41%) IaaS
2 3 (4.05%) Microsoft Azure
3 1 (1.35%) SaaS
Communications & Networking
1 63 (85.14%) OSPF
2 38 (51.35%) MPLS
3 37 (50.00%) Firewall
4 34 (45.95%) LAN
4 34 (45.95%) VPN
5 31 (41.89%) VLAN
6 30 (40.54%) TCP/IP
7 27 (36.49%) WAN
8 20 (27.03%) EIGRP
9 18 (24.32%) Cisco ASA
10 15 (20.27%) Cisco Nexus
10 15 (20.27%) DNS
11 14 (18.92%) SNMP
12 12 (16.22%) IPsec
12 12 (16.22%) Wireless
13 10 (13.51%) Network Security
13 10 (13.51%) RIP
13 10 (13.51%) WebEx
14 8 (10.81%) Internet
15 7 (9.46%) IPv6
Database & Business Intelligence
1 1 (1.35%) GIS
Development Applications
1 1 (1.35%) VSS/SourceSafe
General
1 22 (29.73%) Telecoms
2 4 (5.41%) Back Office
2 4 (5.41%) Games
3 1 (1.35%) Finance
Job Titles
1 42 (56.76%) Network Engineer
2 13 (17.57%) Senior Network Engineer
3 12 (16.22%) IP Engineer
4 11 (14.86%) Cisco Engineer
5 7 (9.46%) Cisco Network Engineer
6 6 (8.11%) IP Network Engineer
6 6 (8.11%) LAN Engineer
6 6 (8.11%) LAN/WAN Engineer
6 6 (8.11%) Network Support
6 6 (8.11%) Test Engineer
6 6 (8.11%) WAN Engineer
7 5 (6.76%) Design Engineer
7 5 (6.76%) Designer
7 5 (6.76%) Firewall Engineer
7 5 (6.76%) IP Design Engineer
7 5 (6.76%) Network Designer
7 5 (6.76%) Support Engineer
8 4 (5.41%) Network Support Engineer
8 4 (5.41%) Operations Engineer
8 4 (5.41%) Senior Firewall Engineer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 5 (6.76%) 802.1X
2 4 (5.41%) Silverlight
3 2 (2.70%) CSS
Miscellaneous
1 15 (20.27%) Data Centre
2 4 (5.41%) DTV
2 4 (5.41%) IPTV
2 4 (5.41%) MPEG
2 4 (5.41%) Streaming Video
2 4 (5.41%) Video on Demand
3 2 (2.70%) Analytical Skills
3 2 (2.70%) Management Information System
Operating Systems
1 9 (12.16%) Linux
2 8 (10.81%) Windows
3 4 (5.41%) Unix
4 3 (4.05%) Windows Server
5 1 (1.35%) Windows Server 2003
5 1 (1.35%) Windows Server 2008
Processes & Methodologies
1 17 (22.97%) Load Balancing
2 10 (13.51%) Network Design
3 8 (10.81%) Validation
4 6 (8.11%) Migration
5 5 (6.76%) High Availability
6 4 (5.41%) Change Management
6 4 (5.41%) Incident Management
6 4 (5.41%) Video Processing
7 3 (4.05%) Agile Software Development
7 3 (4.05%) DRM
7 3 (4.05%) ITIL
7 3 (4.05%) Line Management
7 3 (4.05%) Project Management
7 3 (4.05%) Scrum
7 3 (4.05%) Service Delivery
8 2 (2.70%) Database Security
8 2 (2.70%) Information Security
8 2 (2.70%) Problem Management
8 2 (2.70%) SDLC
8 2 (2.70%) SIEM
Programming Languages
1 3 (4.05%) PowerShell
2 2 (2.70%) Perl
2 2 (2.70%) SQL
3 1 (1.35%) Python
3 1 (1.35%) Shell Script
Qualifications
1 27 (36.49%) Cisco Certification
2 25 (33.78%) CCNP
3 14 (18.92%) SC Cleared
3 14 (18.92%) Security Cleared
4 8 (10.81%) CCIE
4 8 (10.81%) CCNA
5 5 (6.76%) JNCIP
6 3 (4.05%) CCSA
6 3 (4.05%) DV Cleared
7 2 (2.70%) CISSP
7 2 (2.70%) JNCIS
8 1 (1.35%) CCIP
8 1 (1.35%) CCSP
8 1 (1.35%) Check Point Certification
8 1 (1.35%) CISM
8 1 (1.35%) Degree
8 1 (1.35%) ITIL Certification
8 1 (1.35%) JNCIA
8 1 (1.35%) JNCIE
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 3 (4.05%) SLA
System Software
1 2 (2.70%) Active Directory
2 1 (1.35%) VMware Infrastructure
Systems Management
1 2 (2.70%) Cacti
1 2 (2.70%) Nessus
1 2 (2.70%) OpenView
2 1 (1.35%) SolarWinds Orion
Vendors
1 66 (89.19%) Cisco
2 42 (56.76%) Juniper
3 29 (39.19%) CheckPoint
4 22 (29.73%) F5
5 11 (14.86%) HP
6 8 (10.81%) Brocade
6 8 (10.81%) Palo Alto
7 6 (8.11%) Aruba
8 5 (6.76%) Avaya
8 5 (6.76%) NetScout
9 4 (5.41%) Adobe
9 4 (5.41%) Apple
9 4 (5.41%) Microsoft
10 3 (4.05%) Fortinet
10 3 (4.05%) Tektronix
11 2 (2.70%) Huawei
11 2 (2.70%) Nortel
11 2 (2.70%) ProCurve
11 2 (2.70%) Qualys
11 2 (2.70%) Splunk