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 1 May 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.

3 months to
1 May 2016
Same period 2015 Same period 2014
Border Gateway Protocol (BGP)
Rank 81 86 90
Rank change year-on-year
+5 +4
Contract jobs citing BGP 47 42 38
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Berkshire 1.88% 1.47% 1.41%
As % of the Communications & Networking category 7.62% 5.56% 5.87%
Number of daily rates quoted 30 15 13
Average daily rate £400 £450 £215
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
-11.11% +109.30%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £350 £286 £175
10% offered a daily rate of more than £478 £500 £299
UK excluding London average daily rate £363 £350 £400
% change year-on-year
+3.57% -12.50%
Number of hourly rates quoted 1 0 0
Average hourly rate £55.00 - -
UK excluding London average hourly rate £46.92 £40.00 -
% change year-on-year
+17.28% -
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
617 756 647
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Berkshire 24.71% 26.44% 24.01%
Number of daily rates quoted 297 324 234
Average daily rate £375 £300 £280
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+25.00% +7.14%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £255 £150 £175
10% offered a daily rate of more than £500 £475 £430
UK excluding London average daily rate £363 £340 £335
% change year-on-year
+6.61% +1.49%
Number of hourly rates quoted 10 22 33
Average hourly rate £27.50 £36.00 £18.00
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
-23.61% +100.00%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £10.95 £32.50 £15.50
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £55.00 £47.50 £30.00
UK excluding London average hourly rate £30.00 £30.00 £20.00
% change year-on-year
- +50.00%

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 1 May 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
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 1 May 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 +18 28 £375 +5.26% 1
Bracknell -2 3 £500 +11.11% 2
Maidenhead +2 2 £400 +26.48%
BGP
South East

BGP
Top 30 Related IT Skills in Berkshire

For the 6 months to 1 May 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 (77.65%) Cisco
2 56 (65.88%) OSPF
3 42 (49.41%) MPLS
4 40 (47.06%) VPN
5 37 (43.53%) TCP/IP
6 32 (37.65%) Juniper
7 31 (36.47%) Cisco Certification
7 31 (36.47%) EIGRP
7 31 (36.47%) Firewall
8 29 (34.12%) IPsec
9 28 (32.94%) DNS
9 28 (32.94%) Cisco ASA
10 27 (31.76%) CCNP
11 26 (30.59%) Telecoms
12 24 (28.24%) WAN
13 22 (25.88%) CheckPoint
14 20 (23.53%) HTTP
14 20 (23.53%) LAN
15 19 (22.35%) SNMP
16 18 (21.18%) F5
16 18 (21.18%) Cisco Nexus
17 17 (20.00%) Load Balancing
17 17 (20.00%) IPv6
18 15 (17.65%) DHCP
18 15 (17.65%) Linux
19 14 (16.47%) VLAN
19 14 (16.47%) RIP
19 14 (16.47%) Wireless
20 13 (15.29%) Internet
20 13 (15.29%) Windows

BGP
Top Related IT Skills in Berkshire by Category

For the 6 months to 1 May 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 2 (2.35%) CMS
2 1 (1.18%) OpenStack
Applications
1 8 (9.41%) MS Excel
Cloud Services
1 7 (8.24%) Microsoft Azure
2 2 (2.35%) IaaS
3 1 (1.18%) SaaS
Communications & Networking
1 56 (65.88%) OSPF
2 42 (49.41%) MPLS
3 40 (47.06%) VPN
4 37 (43.53%) TCP/IP
5 31 (36.47%) EIGRP
5 31 (36.47%) Firewall
6 29 (34.12%) IPsec
7 28 (32.94%) Cisco ASA
7 28 (32.94%) DNS
8 24 (28.24%) WAN
9 20 (23.53%) HTTP
9 20 (23.53%) LAN
10 19 (22.35%) SNMP
11 18 (21.18%) Cisco Nexus
12 17 (20.00%) IPv6
13 15 (17.65%) DHCP
14 14 (16.47%) RIP
14 14 (16.47%) VLAN
14 14 (16.47%) Wireless
15 13 (15.29%) Internet
Development Applications
1 3 (3.53%) VSS/SourceSafe
General
1 26 (30.59%) Telecoms
2 9 (10.59%) Marketing
3 5 (5.88%) Back Office
4 3 (3.53%) Games
5 2 (2.35%) Billing
5 2 (2.35%) Retail
6 1 (1.18%) Finance
Job Titles
1 40 (47.06%) Network Engineer
2 15 (17.65%) IP Engineer
3 12 (14.12%) Cisco Engineer
3 12 (14.12%) Support Engineer
4 9 (10.59%) Cisco Network Engineer
4 9 (10.59%) Senior Network Engineer
5 7 (8.24%) Network Support
5 7 (8.24%) Security Engineer
6 6 (7.06%) Azure Engineer
6 6 (7.06%) Design Engineer
6 6 (7.06%) Designer
6 6 (7.06%) Network Designer
7 5 (5.88%) IP Design Engineer
7 5 (5.88%) IP Security Engineer
7 5 (5.88%) Network Support Engineer
7 5 (5.88%) Test Engineer
8 4 (4.71%) IP Network Engineer
8 4 (4.71%) Juniper Engineer
8 4 (4.71%) Network Architect
8 4 (4.71%) Team Leader
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 11 (12.94%) CSS
2 9 (10.59%) .NET
2 9 (10.59%) XML
3 5 (5.88%) 802.1X
4 3 (3.53%) Silverlight
Miscellaneous
1 11 (12.94%) Public Cloud
2 8 (9.41%) Data Centre
3 6 (7.06%) Computer Science
3 6 (7.06%) Distributed Denial-of-Service
4 5 (5.88%) Management Information System
5 3 (3.53%) DTV
5 3 (3.53%) IPTV
5 3 (3.53%) MPEG
5 3 (3.53%) Streaming Video
5 3 (3.53%) Video on Demand
6 1 (1.18%) Eurex
6 1 (1.18%) FlexPod
Operating Systems
1 15 (17.65%) Linux
2 13 (15.29%) Windows
3 11 (12.94%) Windows Server
4 10 (11.76%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
5 9 (10.59%) Ubuntu
6 4 (4.71%) Unix
7 1 (1.18%) CentOS
Processes & Methodologies
1 17 (20.00%) Load Balancing
2 12 (14.12%) Process Improvement
3 10 (11.76%) High Availability
3 10 (11.76%) Migration
4 9 (10.59%) Mentoring
4 9 (10.59%) Network Design
4 9 (10.59%) Presales
4 9 (10.59%) Software Testing
4 9 (10.59%) Workflow
5 6 (7.06%) Validation
6 5 (5.88%) DDoS Mitigation
6 5 (5.88%) Deep Packet Inspection
7 4 (4.71%) Change Management
7 4 (4.71%) Network Planning
8 3 (3.53%) Business Process Improvement
8 3 (3.53%) Line Management
8 3 (3.53%) Quality Management
8 3 (3.53%) Video Processing
9 2 (2.35%) CRM
9 2 (2.35%) Scrum
Programming Languages
1 9 (10.59%) C
1 9 (10.59%) C#
1 9 (10.59%) C++
1 9 (10.59%) PowerShell
1 9 (10.59%) VB
1 9 (10.59%) VBScript
2 2 (2.35%) Perl
2 2 (2.35%) Python
3 1 (1.18%) Shell Script
Qualifications
1 31 (36.47%) Cisco Certification
2 27 (31.76%) CCNP
3 10 (11.76%) Security Cleared
4 9 (10.59%) CCIE
5 8 (9.41%) SC Cleared
6 7 (8.24%) CCNA
6 7 (8.24%) Degree
7 6 (7.06%) JNCIP
7 6 (7.06%) MCSA
7 6 (7.06%) MCSD
7 6 (7.06%) MCSE
7 6 (7.06%) Microsoft Certification
8 5 (5.88%) CCSA
8 5 (5.88%) CCSE
8 5 (5.88%) CISSP
9 4 (4.71%) DV Cleared
9 4 (4.71%) JNCIS
10 3 (3.53%) JNCIA
11 2 (2.35%) CCDP
11 2 (2.35%) VMware Certified Professional (VCP)
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 2 (2.35%) GLP
1 2 (2.35%) SLA
System Software
1 11 (12.94%) Hyper-V
2 5 (5.88%) ProxySG
3 2 (2.35%) vCloud
3 2 (2.35%) vSphere
4 1 (1.18%) VMware Infrastructure
Systems Management
1 9 (10.59%) Systems Management Server (SMS)
2 5 (5.88%) FortiGate
3 1 (1.18%) Amdocs OSS
Vendors
1 66 (77.65%) Cisco
2 32 (37.65%) Juniper
3 22 (25.88%) CheckPoint
4 18 (21.18%) F5
5 11 (12.94%) Microsoft
6 10 (11.76%) Red Hat
7 7 (8.24%) Palo Alto
8 6 (7.06%) Fortinet
8 6 (7.06%) NetScout
9 5 (5.88%) Aruba
9 5 (5.88%) Avaya
9 5 (5.88%) Blue Coat
9 5 (5.88%) Brocade
9 5 (5.88%) HP
10 4 (4.71%) Nokia
11 3 (3.53%) Adobe
11 3 (3.53%) Apple
11 3 (3.53%) Extreme Networks
11 3 (3.53%) VMware
12 2 (2.35%) Huawei