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 16 April 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
16 Apr 2014
Same period 2013 Same period 2012
Border Gateway Protocol (BGP)
Rank 88 98 75
Rank change year-on-year
+10 -23
Contract jobs citing BGP 42 24 65
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Berkshire 1.44% 0.97% 2.12%
As % of the Communications & Networking category 6.40% 3.65% 6.59%
Number of daily rates quoted 14 8 4
Average daily rate £220 £300 £456
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
-26.66% -34.24%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £175 £263 £365
10% offered a daily rate of more than £299 £388 £521
UK excluding London average daily rate £400 £295 £358
% change year-on-year
+35.59% -17.56%
Number of hourly rates quoted 1 0 0
Average hourly rate £180.00 - -
UK excluding London average hourly rate £180.00 £33.75 £26.25
% change year-on-year
+433.33% +28.57%
Communications & Networking Category
Berkshire
Contract IT job ads with a match in the
Communications & Networking category
656 657 986
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Berkshire 22.42% 26.48% 32.13%
Number of daily rates quoted 246 204 224
Average daily rate £295 £285 £301
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+3.50% -5.15%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £175 £175 £213
10% offered a daily rate of more than £450 £400 £425
UK excluding London average daily rate £340 £313 £325
% change year-on-year
+8.80% -3.84%
Number of hourly rates quoted 43 20 26
Average hourly rate £20.00 £16.00 £25.00
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
+25.00% -36.00%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £16.00 £11.00 £13.50
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £180.00 £20.50 £45.00
UK excluding London average hourly rate £21.00 £22.50 £28.25
% change year-on-year
-6.66% -20.35%
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 16 April 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 16 April 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
(Click each for more statistics)
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
Find
Job
Vacancies
Reading -9 14 £300 - 6
Slough - - - - 3
Windsor - - - - 1
Bracknell - - - - 1
BGP
South East

BGP
Top 30 Related IT Skills in Berkshire

For the 6 months to 16 April 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 49 (84.48%) MPLS
2 45 (77.59%) OSPF
3 41 (70.69%) Cisco
4 40 (68.97%) VPN
5 36 (62.07%) Ethernet
6 33 (56.90%) Telecoms
7 27 (46.55%) Firewall
8 26 (44.83%) Cisco Certification
9 22 (37.93%) VRRP
9 22 (37.93%) ATM
9 22 (37.93%) Network Design
10 21 (36.21%) LTE
10 21 (36.21%) Radio Access Network
11 20 (34.48%) HSRP
11 20 (34.48%) SDH
11 20 (34.48%) CCNP
11 20 (34.48%) DNS
12 19 (32.76%) Juniper
12 19 (32.76%) LAN
13 18 (31.03%) WAN
13 18 (31.03%) RSVP
14 17 (29.31%) 3G
14 17 (29.31%) CheckPoint
14 17 (29.31%) 2G
15 15 (25.86%) IPsec
15 15 (25.86%) F5
16 14 (24.14%) Huawei
16 14 (24.14%) MS Office
16 14 (24.14%) CCNA
16 14 (24.14%) VoIP

BGP
Top Related IT Skills in Berkshire by Category

For the 6 months to 16 April 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 6 (10.34%) Apache
2 3 (5.17%) MS Exchange
2 3 (5.17%) Exchange Server 2007
2 3 (5.17%) Exchange Server 2010
3 1 (1.72%) Tomcat
3 1 (1.72%) IIS
Applications
1 14 (24.14%) MS Office
2 10 (17.24%) MS Excel
3 3 (5.17%) MS Visio
Communications & Networking
1 49 (84.48%) MPLS
2 45 (77.59%) OSPF
3 40 (68.97%) VPN
4 36 (62.07%) Ethernet
5 27 (46.55%) Firewall
6 22 (37.93%) VRRP
6 22 (37.93%) ATM
7 21 (36.21%) LTE
7 21 (36.21%) Radio Access Network
8 20 (34.48%) SDH
8 20 (34.48%) DNS
8 20 (34.48%) HSRP
9 19 (32.76%) LAN
10 18 (31.03%) WAN
10 18 (31.03%) RSVP
11 17 (29.31%) 2G
11 17 (29.31%) 3G
12 15 (25.86%) IPsec
13 14 (24.14%) TCP/IP
13 14 (24.14%) VoIP
Database & Business Intelligence
1 9 (15.52%) MS Access
2 3 (5.17%) SQL Server 2005
2 3 (5.17%) SQL Server 2008
2 3 (5.17%) SQL Server
General
1 33 (56.90%) Telecoms
2 3 (5.17%) Japanese Language
3 2 (3.45%) Legal
3 2 (3.45%) Games
3 2 (3.45%) Electronics
4 1 (1.72%) Back Office
4 1 (1.72%) Finance
4 1 (1.72%) Retail
Job Titles
1 23 (39.66%) Network Engineer
2 17 (29.31%) Design Engineer
3 15 (25.86%) Test Engineer
4 12 (20.69%) Network Design Engineer
5 10 (17.24%) RAN Engineer
6 9 (15.52%) IP Engineer
7 7 (12.07%) Security Engineer
8 4 (6.90%) Network Architect
8 4 (6.90%) Architect
9 3 (5.17%) Senior IP Engineer
9 3 (5.17%) Senior Design Engineer
9 3 (5.17%) Senior Security Engineer
9 3 (5.17%) IP Network Engineer
10 2 (3.45%) Consultant
10 2 (3.45%) Designer
10 2 (3.45%) NOC Engineer
10 2 (3.45%) Infrastructure Engineer
10 2 (3.45%) Services Delivery Manager
10 2 (3.45%) Service Manager
10 2 (3.45%) Network Manager
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 2 (3.45%) .NET
2 1 (1.72%) FIX Protocol
Operating Systems
1 5 (8.62%) Windows
1 5 (8.62%) Windows 7
2 4 (6.90%) Windows Server 2003
2 4 (6.90%) Windows Server 2008
3 2 (3.45%) Linux
4 1 (1.72%) CentOS
4 1 (1.72%) UNIX
Processes & Methodologies
1 22 (37.93%) Network Design
2 11 (18.97%) Capacity Management
3 9 (15.52%) Capacity Planning
4 8 (13.79%) Network Management
4 8 (13.79%) Migration
5 4 (6.90%) ITIL
5 4 (6.90%) Project Management
6 3 (5.17%) Service Delivery
6 3 (5.17%) Fault Management
7 2 (3.45%) Validation
7 2 (3.45%) Network Architecture
7 2 (3.45%) Logistics
7 2 (3.45%) Risk Assessment
7 2 (3.45%) Service Management
7 2 (3.45%) B2B
7 2 (3.45%) Change Control
8 1 (1.72%) Root Cause Analysis
8 1 (1.72%) SABSA
8 1 (1.72%) Quality Management
8 1 (1.72%) TOGAF
Programming Languages
1 9 (15.52%) VB
2 7 (12.07%) SQL
3 1 (1.72%) Perl
3 1 (1.72%) Python
Qualifications
1 26 (44.83%) Cisco Certification
2 20 (34.48%) CCNP
3 14 (24.14%) CCNA
4 10 (17.24%) Security Cleared
5 9 (15.52%) SC Cleared
5 9 (15.52%) CCIE
6 7 (12.07%) CCSP
6 7 (12.07%) CCDP
7 6 (10.34%) CISSP
7 6 (10.34%) BC Cleared
7 6 (10.34%) Check Point Certification
8 5 (8.62%) CCSA
9 4 (6.90%) CCIP
10 2 (3.45%) JNCIP
10 2 (3.45%) Degree
11 1 (1.72%) CCSE
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 6 (10.34%) PCI DSS
2 1 (1.72%) SLA
2 1 (1.72%) COBIT
2 1 (1.72%) QA
System Software
1 5 (8.62%) Active Directory
1 5 (8.62%) VMware Infrastructure
2 3 (5.17%) VMware ESX
Systems Management
1 6 (10.34%) FortiGate
2 3 (5.17%) NetBackup
2 3 (5.17%) WSUS
2 3 (5.17%) SCCM
2 3 (5.17%) McAfee ePO
Vendors
1 41 (70.69%) Cisco
2 19 (32.76%) Juniper
3 17 (29.31%) CheckPoint
4 15 (25.86%) F5
5 14 (24.14%) Huawei
6 9 (15.52%) Nortel
6 9 (15.52%) Alcatel-Lucent
7 8 (13.79%) BT
7 8 (13.79%) OPNET
8 7 (12.07%) Business Objects
9 6 (10.34%) Ericsson
9 6 (10.34%) Blue Coat
10 5 (8.62%) VMware
11 4 (6.90%) Microsoft
11 4 (6.90%) HP
11 4 (6.90%) Nokia Solutions and Networks
12 3 (5.17%) SolarWinds
12 3 (5.17%) Brocade
12 3 (5.17%) Barracuda Networks
12 3 (5.17%) Nokia
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