The first table below looks at the demand 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 30 July 2014 with a comparison to the same period in the previous 2 years. The second table is for comparison and provides aggregates for all of the Communications & Networking category for the Berkshire region.

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
30 Jul 2014
Same period 2013 Same period 2012
Border Gateway Protocol (BGP)
Rank 82 103 94
Rank change year-on-year
+21 -9
Contract jobs citing BGP 40 19 45
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Berkshire 1.60% 0.79% 1.43%
As % of the Communications & Networking category 6.24% 2.94% 4.54%
Number of daily rates quoted 8 6 5
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£410 £328 £270
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+25.19% +21.29%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £254 £313 £260
10% offered a daily rate of more than £450 £450 £326
UK excluding London average daily rate £350 £330 £320
% change year-on-year
+6.06% +3.12%
Number of hourly rates quoted 2 0 0
Average hourly rate £41.00 - -
UK excluding London average hourly rate £40.00 £41.00 £27.50
% change year-on-year
-2.43% +49.09%
Communications & Networking Category
Berkshire
Contract IT job ads with a match in the
Communications & Networking category
641 647 992
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Berkshire 25.59% 26.88% 31.48%
Number of daily rates quoted 215 221 207
Average daily rate £325 £325 £300
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
- +8.33%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £215 £140 £200
10% offered a daily rate of more than £475 £456 £400
UK excluding London average daily rate £335 £325 £325
% change year-on-year
+3.07% -
Number of hourly rates quoted 11 23 33
Average hourly rate £17.50 £24.50 £30.00
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
-28.57% -18.33%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £13.50 £14.00 £14.77
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £42.75 £37.50 £45.00
UK excluding London average hourly rate £20.00 £25.50 £25.00
% change year-on-year
-21.56% +2.00%
BGP
South East

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 30 July 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 30 July 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 13 £420 +27.27%
Slough - 1 - - 3
Newbury - 1 - -
Bracknell - - - -
Maidenhead - - - -
BGP
South East

BGP
Top 30 Related IT Skills in Berkshire

For the 6 months to 30 July 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 (82.05%) MPLS
2 63 (80.77%) Cisco
3 61 (78.21%) OSPF
4 42 (53.85%) Cisco Certification
5 40 (51.28%) Firewall
6 38 (48.72%) Telecoms
6 38 (48.72%) VPN
7 31 (39.74%) Juniper
8 29 (37.18%) IPsec
9 27 (34.62%) CheckPoint
10 26 (33.33%) CCIE
10 26 (33.33%) VoIP
10 26 (33.33%) Network Design
11 25 (32.05%) Ethernet
12 24 (30.77%) CCNP
13 22 (28.21%) Cisco ASA
14 21 (26.92%) DNS
15 20 (25.64%) Network Management
15 20 (25.64%) Cisco PIX
16 19 (24.36%) FWSM
16 19 (24.36%) SNMP
17 16 (20.51%) CCSP
17 16 (20.51%) CISSP
17 16 (20.51%) ATM
17 16 (20.51%) Network Security
17 16 (20.51%) F5
17 16 (20.51%) PCI DSS
17 16 (20.51%) LTE
18 15 (19.23%) CCDP
19 14 (17.95%) Check Point Certification

BGP
Top Related IT Skills in Berkshire by Category

For the 6 months to 30 July 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 (10.26%) Apache
2 1 (1.28%) IIS
2 1 (1.28%) Tomcat
Applications
1 6 (7.69%) MS Excel
2 5 (6.41%) MS Office
3 1 (1.28%) MS Visio
Communications & Networking
1 64 (82.05%) MPLS
2 61 (78.21%) OSPF
3 40 (51.28%) Firewall
4 38 (48.72%) VPN
5 29 (37.18%) IPsec
6 26 (33.33%) VoIP
7 25 (32.05%) Ethernet
8 22 (28.21%) Cisco ASA
9 21 (26.92%) DNS
10 20 (25.64%) Cisco PIX
11 19 (24.36%) FWSM
11 19 (24.36%) SNMP
12 16 (20.51%) ATM
12 16 (20.51%) Network Security
12 16 (20.51%) LTE
13 14 (17.95%) SDH
14 13 (16.67%) VRRP
14 13 (16.67%) Radio Access Network
15 12 (15.38%) WAN
15 12 (15.38%) TCP/IP
Database & Business Intelligence
1 5 (6.41%) MS Access
Development Applications
1 6 (7.69%) GDB
General
1 38 (48.72%) Telecoms
2 4 (5.13%) Finance
3 2 (2.56%) Games
3 2 (2.56%) Electronics
4 1 (1.28%) Portuguese Language
4 1 (1.28%) Back Office
4 1 (1.28%) Legal
4 1 (1.28%) Retail
Job Titles
1 27 (34.62%) Design Engineer
2 26 (33.33%) IP Engineer
3 20 (25.64%) Network Engineer
4 14 (17.95%) Test Engineer
5 11 (14.10%) Security Engineer
6 8 (10.26%) Network Design Engineer
7 6 (7.69%) RAN Engineer
8 4 (5.13%) Architect
8 4 (5.13%) Designer
9 3 (3.85%) Senior Design Engineer
9 3 (3.85%) Embedded C Engineer
9 3 (3.85%) Senior Security Engineer
9 3 (3.85%) Senior IP Engineer
9 3 (3.85%) Development Engineer
9 3 (3.85%) Consultant
9 3 (3.85%) Network Security Engineer
9 3 (3.85%) Network Architect
10 2 (2.56%) Integration Engineer
10 2 (2.56%) Network Designer
10 2 (2.56%) Software Engineer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 2 (2.56%) CSS
2 1 (1.28%) .NET
Miscellaneous
1 1 (1.28%) Digital Media
1 1 (1.28%) Video Conferencing
1 1 (1.28%) SecurID
1 1 (1.28%) Smart Meter
Operating Systems
1 4 (5.13%) UNIX
2 2 (2.56%) Windows
2 2 (2.56%) Windows 7
3 1 (1.28%) Windows Server 2008
3 1 (1.28%) Windows Server 2003
Processes & Methodologies
1 26 (33.33%) Network Design
2 20 (25.64%) Network Management
3 12 (15.38%) Load Balancing
4 11 (14.10%) Risk Assessment
5 6 (7.69%) Capacity Management
6 5 (6.41%) Capacity Planning
6 5 (6.41%) ITIL
7 4 (5.13%) Migration
7 4 (5.13%) Project Management
7 4 (5.13%) Demand Forecasting
8 3 (3.85%) Change Management
8 3 (3.85%) Validation
9 2 (2.56%) Process Management
9 2 (2.56%) Service Delivery
9 2 (2.56%) Fault Management
9 2 (2.56%) Software Testing
9 2 (2.56%) Logistics
9 2 (2.56%) Software Engineering
9 2 (2.56%) Embedded Software Development
10 1 (1.28%) Root Cause Analysis
Programming Languages
1 6 (7.69%) C
2 5 (6.41%) SQL
2 5 (6.41%) VB
2 5 (6.41%) Embedded C
3 4 (5.13%) Python
4 2 (2.56%) Perl
5 1 (1.28%) Shell Script
Qualifications
1 42 (53.85%) Cisco Certification
2 26 (33.33%) CCIE
3 24 (30.77%) CCNP
4 16 (20.51%) CCSP
4 16 (20.51%) CISSP
5 15 (19.23%) CCDP
6 14 (17.95%) Check Point Certification
7 9 (11.54%) Security Cleared
8 8 (10.26%) SC Cleared
9 6 (7.69%) CCNA
10 5 (6.41%) CCIP
11 4 (5.13%) Degree
12 3 (3.85%) BC Cleared
13 2 (2.56%) ISEB
13 2 (2.56%) JNCIP
13 2 (2.56%) ISTQB Foundation Certification
14 1 (1.28%) CCDE
14 1 (1.28%) CCA
14 1 (1.28%) CCSA
14 1 (1.28%) CCSE
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 16 (20.51%) PCI DSS
2 2 (2.56%) SLA
3 1 (1.28%) COBIT
System Software
1 1 (1.28%) VMware Infrastructure
Systems Management
1 10 (12.82%) FortiGate
2 5 (6.41%) OPNET
3 2 (2.56%) HP Quality Center
Vendors
1 63 (80.77%) Cisco
2 31 (39.74%) Juniper
3 27 (34.62%) CheckPoint
4 16 (20.51%) F5
5 10 (12.82%) Huawei
6 9 (11.54%) Alcatel-Lucent
7 8 (10.26%) Nokia
8 7 (8.97%) Ericsson
8 7 (8.97%) Radware
8 7 (8.97%) Redback
9 6 (7.69%) Fortinet
10 5 (6.41%) Business Objects
10 5 (6.41%) Nortel
10 5 (6.41%) BT
11 4 (5.13%) HP
11 4 (5.13%) Nokia Solutions and Networks
12 2 (2.56%) Cramer
12 2 (2.56%) IBM
12 2 (2.56%) Microsoft
13 1 (1.28%) AlgoSec