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 24 December 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
24 Dec 2014
Same period 2013 Same period 2012
Border Gateway Protocol (BGP)
Rank 80 109 81
Rank change year-on-year
+29 -28
Contract jobs citing BGP 47 15 33
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Berkshire 1.79% 0.58% 1.37%
As % of the Communications & Networking category 7.20% 2.57% 4.51%
Number of daily rates quoted 21 5 12
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£300 £350 £291
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
-14.28% +20.17%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £250 £289 £266
10% offered a daily rate of more than £398 £505 £425
UK excluding London average daily rate £360 £350 £308
% change year-on-year
+2.85% +13.82%
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 1 0
Average hourly rate - £37.50 -
UK excluding London average hourly rate £30.00 £25.50 £102.75
% change year-on-year
+17.64% -75.18%
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
653 584 731
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Berkshire 24.83% 22.59% 30.34%
Number of daily rates quoted 294 232 221
Average daily rate £350 £375 £323
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
-6.66% +16.27%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £195 £200 £225
10% offered a daily rate of more than £475 £450 £425
UK excluding London average daily rate £350 £338 £325
% change year-on-year
+3.70% +3.84%
Number of hourly rates quoted 12 34 36
Average hourly rate £37.50 £28.00 £35.00
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
+33.92% -20.00%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £13.65 £14.70 £14.50
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £42.50 £37.50 £47.50
UK excluding London average hourly rate £23.50 £21.00 £21.67
% change year-on-year
+11.90% -3.06%

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 24 December 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 24 December 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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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 +26 11 £350 - 2
Bracknell +4 8 £250 -
Slough +2 7 £270 - 1
Wokingham - - - -
Maidenhead - - - -
Newbury - - - - 1
BGP
South East

BGP
Top 30 Related IT Skills in Berkshire

For the 6 months to 24 December 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 78 (92.86%) Cisco
2 56 (66.67%) OSPF
3 53 (63.10%) Firewall
4 50 (59.52%) MPLS
5 43 (51.19%) Telecoms
5 43 (51.19%) CheckPoint
6 39 (46.43%) Cisco Certification
7 31 (36.90%) Network Design
8 30 (35.71%) Cisco ASA
9 26 (30.95%) CCIE
10 25 (29.76%) VPN
11 23 (27.38%) DNS
12 20 (23.81%) F5
13 19 (22.62%) Cisco Nexus
13 19 (22.62%) Linux
13 19 (22.62%) IPsec
14 18 (21.43%) CCNP
14 18 (21.43%) Juniper
15 17 (20.24%) Ethernet
15 17 (20.24%) FortiGate
16 16 (19.05%) Change Management
17 15 (17.86%) WAN
17 15 (17.86%) CCNA
17 15 (17.86%) Load Balancing
17 15 (17.86%) Network Security
18 14 (16.67%) LAN
18 14 (16.67%) Migration
18 14 (16.67%) EIGRP
19 13 (15.48%) Internet
19 13 (15.48%) SNMP

BGP
Top Related IT Skills in Berkshire by Category

For the 6 months to 24 December 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 7 (8.33%) SharePoint
2 6 (7.14%) Apache
3 5 (5.95%) IIS
Applications
1 1 (1.19%) MS Excel
Communications & Networking
1 56 (66.67%) OSPF
2 53 (63.10%) Firewall
3 50 (59.52%) MPLS
4 30 (35.71%) Cisco ASA
5 25 (29.76%) VPN
6 23 (27.38%) DNS
7 19 (22.62%) IPsec
7 19 (22.62%) Cisco Nexus
8 17 (20.24%) Ethernet
9 15 (17.86%) WAN
9 15 (17.86%) Network Security
10 14 (16.67%) EIGRP
10 14 (16.67%) LAN
11 13 (15.48%) SNMP
11 13 (15.48%) Internet
11 13 (15.48%) Cisco PIX
12 11 (13.10%) FWSM
13 9 (10.71%) VoIP
13 9 (10.71%) DSL
14 8 (9.52%) VLAN
Database & Business Intelligence
1 5 (5.95%) SQL Server
1 5 (5.95%) DB2
Development Applications
1 3 (3.57%) GDB
General
1 43 (51.19%) Telecoms
2 6 (7.14%) Retail
3 2 (2.38%) Billing
3 2 (2.38%) Back Office
4 1 (1.19%) Portuguese Language
4 1 (1.19%) Finance
Job Titles
1 34 (40.48%) IP Engineer
2 27 (32.14%) Design Engineer
3 19 (22.62%) Network Engineer
4 12 (14.29%) Security Engineer
5 9 (10.71%) Environment Manager
6 8 (9.52%) Test Manager
7 7 (8.33%) Architect
7 7 (8.33%) Network Security Engineer
8 5 (5.95%) IP Network Engineer
8 5 (5.95%) Network Architect
9 4 (4.76%) Test Environment Manager
9 4 (4.76%) Network Consultant
9 4 (4.76%) Consultant
10 3 (3.57%) Project Manager
10 3 (3.57%) Programme Manager
10 3 (3.57%) Software Engineer
10 3 (3.57%) Support Engineer
10 3 (3.57%) Programme Test Manager
10 3 (3.57%) Network Design Engineer
11 2 (2.38%) Integration Engineer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 5 (5.95%) Regular Expression
2 1 (1.19%) CSS
Miscellaneous
1 9 (10.71%) Smart Meter
2 3 (3.57%) Video Conferencing
3 2 (2.38%) Digital Media
4 1 (1.19%) Analytical Skills
4 1 (1.19%) Clustering
Operating Systems
1 19 (22.62%) Linux
2 9 (10.71%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
3 6 (7.14%) Windows
4 5 (5.95%) AIX
4 5 (5.95%) SUSE
4 5 (5.95%) Oracle Linux
5 2 (2.38%) UNIX
6 1 (1.19%) Windows Server 2008
6 1 (1.19%) Solaris
Processes & Methodologies
1 31 (36.90%) Network Design
2 16 (19.05%) Change Management
3 15 (17.86%) Load Balancing
4 14 (16.67%) Migration
5 11 (13.10%) Project Management
5 11 (13.10%) Network Management
6 9 (10.71%) PRINCE2
7 8 (9.52%) Service Delivery
8 7 (8.33%) Risk Management
8 7 (8.33%) Supplier Management
8 7 (8.33%) Test Strategy
9 6 (7.14%) Integration Testing
9 6 (7.14%) User Acceptance Testing
9 6 (7.14%) Risk Assessment
9 6 (7.14%) Validation
10 4 (4.76%) ITIL
11 3 (3.57%) Service Management
11 3 (3.57%) Software Engineering
11 3 (3.57%) Deep Packet Inspection
11 3 (3.57%) Line Management
Programming Languages
1 6 (7.14%) SQL
2 5 (5.95%) Python
3 3 (3.57%) C
4 2 (2.38%) Embedded C
5 1 (1.19%) Shell Script
5 1 (1.19%) Perl
Qualifications
1 39 (46.43%) Cisco Certification
2 26 (30.95%) CCIE
3 18 (21.43%) CCNP
4 15 (17.86%) CCNA
5 9 (10.71%) CCDP
5 9 (10.71%) PRINCE2 Certification
6 8 (9.52%) CISSP
7 7 (8.33%) CCIP
7 7 (8.33%) CCSP
8 6 (7.14%) Check Point Certification
9 5 (5.95%) SC Cleared
9 5 (5.95%) Security Cleared
10 4 (4.76%) Degree
10 4 (4.76%) BC Cleared
11 1 (1.19%) CCSA
11 1 (1.19%) CCSE
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 7 (8.33%) PCI DSS
2 4 (4.76%) SLA
System Software
1 5 (5.95%) vSphere
1 5 (5.95%) FreeRADIUS
2 4 (4.76%) Firmware
2 4 (4.76%) ProxySG
3 1 (1.19%) Snort
3 1 (1.19%) VMware Infrastructure
3 1 (1.19%) Hyper-V
Systems Management
1 17 (20.24%) FortiGate
2 5 (5.95%) CA Spectrum
3 3 (3.57%) Cisco Prime
4 1 (1.19%) Cisco CUCM
Vendors
1 78 (92.86%) Cisco
2 43 (51.19%) CheckPoint
3 20 (23.81%) F5
4 18 (21.43%) Juniper
5 9 (10.71%) Red Hat
6 8 (9.52%) VMware
7 7 (8.33%) IBM
7 7 (8.33%) Citrix
8 5 (5.95%) Oracle
8 5 (5.95%) Redback
8 5 (5.95%) Radware
8 5 (5.95%) CA
8 5 (5.95%) Nokia
8 5 (5.95%) Splunk
9 4 (4.76%) Blue Coat
10 3 (3.57%) Cramer
10 3 (3.57%) Fortinet
11 2 (2.38%) Nortel
12 1 (1.19%) Genesys
12 1 (1.19%) Alcatel-Lucent