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 29 January 2015 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
29 Jan 2015
Same period 2014 Same period 2013
Border Gateway Protocol (BGP)
Rank 78 109 92
Rank change year-on-year
+31 -17
Contract jobs citing BGP 47 19 21
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Berkshire 1.81% 0.72% 0.98%
As % of the Communications & Networking category 6.97% 3.17% 3.36%
Number of daily rates quoted 20 8 10
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£356 £338 £288
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+5.55% +17.39%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £262 £242 £243
10% offered a daily rate of more than £478 £505 £396
UK excluding London average daily rate £350 £375 £325
% change year-on-year
-6.66% +15.38%
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 1 0
Average hourly rate - £180.00 -
UK excluding London average hourly rate £30.00 £180.00 £190.00
% change year-on-year
-83.33% -5.26%
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
674 600 625
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Berkshire 26.01% 22.81% 29.12%
Number of daily rates quoted 302 225 180
Average daily rate £350 £375 £305
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
-6.66% +22.95%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £188 £190 £225
10% offered a daily rate of more than £475 £475 £425
UK excluding London average daily rate £350 £350 £325
% change year-on-year
- +7.69%
Number of hourly rates quoted 13 39 35
Average hourly rate £35.50 £22.50 £35.00
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
+57.77% -35.71%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £13.65 £13.50 £14.50
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £39.50 £180.00 £47.50
UK excluding London average hourly rate £25.00 £20.00 £22.50
% change year-on-year
+25.00% -11.11%

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 29 January 2015.

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 29 January 2015. 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 +14 9 £369 +5.35% 7
Bracknell +8 8 £300 -
Slough +1 8 £319 - 2
Newbury - 2 - -
Maidenhead - - - - 1
BGP
South East

BGP
Top 30 Related IT Skills in Berkshire

For the 6 months to 29 January 2015, 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 74 (88.10%) Cisco
2 58 (69.05%) OSPF
3 50 (59.52%) Firewall
4 45 (53.57%) MPLS
5 40 (47.62%) Telecoms
5 40 (47.62%) CheckPoint
6 37 (44.05%) Cisco Certification
7 31 (36.90%) Network Design
8 26 (30.95%) Cisco ASA
9 23 (27.38%) CCNP
10 22 (26.19%) VPN
11 21 (25.00%) DNS
12 20 (23.81%) Linux
12 20 (23.81%) Ethernet
12 20 (23.81%) EIGRP
12 20 (23.81%) Cisco Nexus
13 19 (22.62%) F5
13 19 (22.62%) WAN
13 19 (22.62%) LAN
14 18 (21.43%) Migration
14 18 (21.43%) Network Security
15 17 (20.24%) FortiGate
15 17 (20.24%) CCNA
15 17 (20.24%) CCIE
16 16 (19.05%) IPsec
17 15 (17.86%) Change Management
18 14 (16.67%) Juniper
18 14 (16.67%) Internet
19 11 (13.10%) RIP
20 10 (11.90%) ADSL

BGP
Top Related IT Skills in Berkshire by Category

For the 6 months to 29 January 2015, 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 7 (8.33%) SharePoint
2 6 (7.14%) Apache
3 5 (5.95%) IIS
4 1 (1.19%) Confluence
4 1 (1.19%) MediaWiki
Applications
1 1 (1.19%) MS Excel
Communications & Networking
1 58 (69.05%) OSPF
2 50 (59.52%) Firewall
3 45 (53.57%) MPLS
4 26 (30.95%) Cisco ASA
5 22 (26.19%) VPN
6 21 (25.00%) DNS
7 20 (23.81%) Ethernet
7 20 (23.81%) EIGRP
7 20 (23.81%) Cisco Nexus
8 19 (22.62%) WAN
8 19 (22.62%) LAN
9 18 (21.43%) Network Security
10 16 (19.05%) IPsec
11 14 (16.67%) Internet
12 11 (13.10%) RIP
13 10 (11.90%) ADSL
14 9 (10.71%) DSL
14 9 (10.71%) Wireless
15 8 (9.52%) VLAN
15 8 (9.52%) TCP/IP
Database & Business Intelligence
1 5 (5.95%) SQL Server
1 5 (5.95%) DB2
2 1 (1.19%) PostgreSQL
Development Applications
1 2 (2.38%) GDB
2 1 (1.19%) Subversion
2 1 (1.19%) JIRA
2 1 (1.19%) Git (software)
2 1 (1.19%) Hudson
2 1 (1.19%) Jenkins
General
1 40 (47.62%) Telecoms
2 6 (7.14%) Retail
3 2 (2.38%) Back Office
3 2 (2.38%) Billing
4 1 (1.19%) Finance
Job Titles
1 33 (39.29%) IP Engineer
2 26 (30.95%) Design Engineer
2 26 (30.95%) Network Engineer
3 14 (16.67%) Security Engineer
4 9 (10.71%) Network Security Engineer
4 9 (10.71%) Environment Manager
5 8 (9.52%) IP Network Engineer
5 8 (9.52%) Test Manager
6 7 (8.33%) Consultant
7 6 (7.14%) Network Consultant
8 5 (5.95%) Architect
8 5 (5.95%) Network Design Engineer
9 4 (4.76%) Test Environment Manager
9 4 (4.76%) Network Architect
10 3 (3.57%) Support Engineer
10 3 (3.57%) Project Manager
10 3 (3.57%) Programme Manager
10 3 (3.57%) Programme Test Manager
11 2 (2.38%) Network Specialist
11 2 (2.38%) Solutions Consultant
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 5 (5.95%) Regular Expression
Miscellaneous
1 9 (10.71%) Smart Meter
2 4 (4.76%) Analytical Skills
3 2 (2.38%) Video Conferencing
4 1 (1.19%) Clustering
4 1 (1.19%) Wiki
4 1 (1.19%) Digital Media
Operating Systems
1 20 (23.81%) Linux
2 9 (10.71%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
3 6 (7.14%) Windows
4 5 (5.95%) SUSE
4 5 (5.95%) AIX
4 5 (5.95%) Oracle Linux
5 1 (1.19%) UNIX
5 1 (1.19%) Solaris
5 1 (1.19%) Windows Server 2008
5 1 (1.19%) CentOS
Processes & Methodologies
1 31 (36.90%) Network Design
2 18 (21.43%) Migration
3 15 (17.86%) Change Management
4 10 (11.90%) Project Management
5 9 (10.71%) PRINCE2
5 9 (10.71%) Load Balancing
6 7 (8.33%) Service Delivery
6 7 (8.33%) Risk Management
6 7 (8.33%) Supplier Management
6 7 (8.33%) Test Strategy
7 6 (7.14%) User Acceptance Testing
7 6 (7.14%) Integration Testing
7 6 (7.14%) Validation
8 4 (4.76%) Network Management
8 4 (4.76%) ITIL
8 4 (4.76%) Service Management
9 3 (3.57%) Network Architecture
9 3 (3.57%) Network Monitoring
9 3 (3.57%) Performance Analysis
9 3 (3.57%) Deep Packet Inspection
Programming Languages
1 6 (7.14%) SQL
2 3 (3.57%) Python
3 2 (2.38%) C
3 2 (2.38%) Embedded C
4 1 (1.19%) Java
4 1 (1.19%) Perl
4 1 (1.19%) Ruby
4 1 (1.19%) Bash Shell
Qualifications
1 37 (44.05%) Cisco Certification
2 23 (27.38%) CCNP
3 17 (20.24%) CCNA
3 17 (20.24%) CCIE
4 9 (10.71%) PRINCE2 Certification
5 6 (7.14%) SC Cleared
5 6 (7.14%) BC Cleared
5 6 (7.14%) Security Cleared
5 6 (7.14%) CCIP
6 3 (3.57%) CCDP
6 3 (3.57%) Degree
7 2 (2.38%) CISSP
8 1 (1.19%) CCSA
8 1 (1.19%) Check Point Certification
8 1 (1.19%) CCSP
8 1 (1.19%) CCSE
8 1 (1.19%) JNCIP
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 3 (3.57%) SLA
2 1 (1.19%) PCI DSS
System Software
1 5 (5.95%) vSphere
1 5 (5.95%) FreeRADIUS
2 4 (4.76%) ProxySG
2 4 (4.76%) Firmware
3 2 (2.38%) VMware Infrastructure
4 1 (1.19%) Samba
4 1 (1.19%) Snort
4 1 (1.19%) XenServer
4 1 (1.19%) Hyper-V
4 1 (1.19%) Postfix
Systems Management
1 17 (20.24%) FortiGate
2 5 (5.95%) CA Spectrum
3 3 (3.57%) Cisco Prime
4 1 (1.19%) ZABBIX
4 1 (1.19%) Puppet
4 1 (1.19%) Cisco CUCM
Vendors
1 74 (88.10%) Cisco
2 40 (47.62%) CheckPoint
3 19 (22.62%) F5
4 14 (16.67%) Juniper
5 10 (11.90%) Red Hat
6 9 (10.71%) VMware
7 8 (9.52%) Citrix
8 7 (8.33%) IBM
9 5 (5.95%) CA
9 5 (5.95%) Oracle
9 5 (5.95%) Splunk
10 4 (4.76%) Blue Coat
11 3 (3.57%) BT
11 3 (3.57%) Cramer
12 2 (2.38%) Fortinet
12 2 (2.38%) Nortel
13 1 (1.19%) Radware
13 1 (1.19%) Redback
13 1 (1.19%) Alcatel-Lucent
13 1 (1.19%) BMC
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