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 23 September 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
23 Sep 2014
Same period 2013 Same period 2012
Border Gateway Protocol (BGP)
Rank 84 106 71
Rank change year-on-year
+22 -35
Contract jobs citing BGP 37 26 71
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Berkshire 1.53% 1.01% 2.26%
As % of the Communications & Networking category 5.74% 3.97% 6.54%
Number of daily rates quoted 10 8 13
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Average daily rate % change year-on-year
-2.41% +31.81%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £249 £318 £253
10% offered a daily rate of more than £450 £430 £340
UK excluding London average daily rate £350 £365 £325
% change year-on-year
-4.10% +12.30%
Number of hourly rates quoted 1 2 0
Average hourly rate £42.00 £37.50 -
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
+12.00% -
UK excluding London average hourly rate £40.00 £38.75 £29.50
% change year-on-year
+3.22% +31.35%
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
645 655 1086
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Berkshire 26.62% 25.55% 34.62%
Number of daily rates quoted 246 208 231
Average daily rate £350 £330 £315
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+6.06% +4.76%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £225 £165 £205
10% offered a daily rate of more than £475 £445 £410
UK excluding London average daily rate £347 £325 £333
% change year-on-year
+6.91% -2.25%
Number of hourly rates quoted 22 24 28
Average hourly rate £17.50 £25.00 £19.00
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
-30.00% +31.57%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £10.50 £13.00 £12.00
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £59.00 £37.50 £39.00
UK excluding London average hourly rate £22.50 £22.50 £22.50

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 23 September 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 23 September 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 +10 7 £288 -30.72% 2
Bracknell +1 3 - -
Newbury - 3 £330 -
Slough - - - - 3
BGP
South East

BGP
Top 30 Related IT Skills in Berkshire

For the 6 months to 23 September 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 66 (90.41%) Cisco
2 58 (79.45%) OSPF
3 50 (68.49%) MPLS
4 43 (58.90%) Firewall
5 42 (57.53%) Cisco Certification
6 33 (45.21%) CheckPoint
6 33 (45.21%) Telecoms
7 30 (41.10%) Juniper
8 29 (39.73%) VPN
8 29 (39.73%) IPsec
9 28 (38.36%) CCIE
10 25 (34.25%) Network Design
10 25 (34.25%) DNS
11 24 (32.88%) VoIP
11 24 (32.88%) Cisco ASA
12 22 (30.14%) Cisco PIX
12 22 (30.14%) CCNP
13 21 (28.77%) SNMP
14 20 (27.40%) Network Management
14 20 (27.40%) FWSM
15 18 (24.66%) Network Security
16 16 (21.92%) F5
16 16 (21.92%) PCI DSS
16 16 (21.92%) CISSP
16 16 (21.92%) CCSP
16 16 (21.92%) CCDP
17 14 (19.18%) Check Point Certification
17 14 (19.18%) Load Balancing
18 12 (16.44%) FortiGate
18 12 (16.44%) Ethernet

BGP
Top Related IT Skills in Berkshire by Category

For the 6 months to 23 September 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 9 (12.33%) Apache
2 1 (1.37%) IIS
Applications
1 1 (1.37%) MS Visio
Communications & Networking
1 58 (79.45%) OSPF
2 50 (68.49%) MPLS
3 43 (58.90%) Firewall
4 29 (39.73%) IPsec
4 29 (39.73%) VPN
5 25 (34.25%) DNS
6 24 (32.88%) VoIP
6 24 (32.88%) Cisco ASA
7 22 (30.14%) Cisco PIX
8 21 (28.77%) SNMP
9 20 (27.40%) FWSM
10 18 (24.66%) Network Security
11 12 (16.44%) Ethernet
12 11 (15.07%) TCP/IP
13 10 (13.70%) LAN
13 10 (13.70%) WAN
13 10 (13.70%) BIG-IP
13 10 (13.70%) Cisco Nexus
14 9 (12.33%) Internet
15 6 (8.22%) ATM
Database & Business Intelligence
1 1 (1.37%) SQL Server
1 1 (1.37%) DB2
Development Applications
1 7 (9.59%) GDB
General
1 33 (45.21%) Telecoms
2 4 (5.48%) Finance
3 3 (4.11%) Retail
4 2 (2.74%) Billing
4 2 (2.74%) Back Office
4 2 (2.74%) Games
5 1 (1.37%) Legal
5 1 (1.37%) Portuguese Language
Job Titles
1 34 (46.58%) IP Engineer
2 27 (36.99%) Design Engineer
3 12 (16.44%) Network Engineer
3 12 (16.44%) Security Engineer
4 6 (8.22%) Test Engineer
5 4 (5.48%) IP Network Engineer
5 4 (5.48%) Consultant
6 3 (4.11%) Network Consultant
6 3 (4.11%) Architect
6 3 (4.11%) Software Engineer
6 3 (4.11%) Integration Engineer
6 3 (4.11%) Network Design Engineer
6 3 (4.11%) Designer
6 3 (4.11%) Development Engineer
6 3 (4.11%) Senior IP Engineer
6 3 (4.11%) Senior Security Engineer
6 3 (4.11%) Embedded C Engineer
6 3 (4.11%) Senior Design Engineer
7 2 (2.74%) Embedded Software Engineer
7 2 (2.74%) Network Architect
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 2 (2.74%) CSS
2 1 (1.37%) Regular Expression
Miscellaneous
1 5 (6.85%) Analytical Skills
2 2 (2.74%) Digital Media
3 1 (1.37%) Firmware
3 1 (1.37%) SecurID
3 1 (1.37%) Video Conferencing
3 1 (1.37%) Smart Meter
Operating Systems
1 3 (4.11%) UNIX
1 3 (4.11%) Windows
2 2 (2.74%) Windows 7
2 2 (2.74%) Linux
3 1 (1.37%) Windows Server 2003
3 1 (1.37%) SUSE
3 1 (1.37%) Windows Server 2008
3 1 (1.37%) Oracle Linux
3 1 (1.37%) AIX
Processes & Methodologies
1 25 (34.25%) Network Design
2 20 (27.40%) Network Management
3 14 (19.18%) Load Balancing
4 11 (15.07%) Risk Assessment
5 8 (10.96%) Mentoring
6 4 (5.48%) Demand Forecasting
6 4 (5.48%) ITIL
7 3 (4.11%) Project Management
7 3 (4.11%) Change Management
7 3 (4.11%) Validation
7 3 (4.11%) Migration
7 3 (4.11%) Software Engineering
8 2 (2.74%) Software Testing
8 2 (2.74%) Process Management
8 2 (2.74%) CRM
8 2 (2.74%) Deep Packet Inspection
8 2 (2.74%) Performance Management
8 2 (2.74%) Embedded Software Development
9 1 (1.37%) SABSA
9 1 (1.37%) Network Monitoring
Programming Languages
1 7 (9.59%) C
2 6 (8.22%) Embedded C
3 5 (6.85%) Python
4 1 (1.37%) Shell Script
4 1 (1.37%) Perl
4 1 (1.37%) SQL
Qualifications
1 42 (57.53%) Cisco Certification
2 28 (38.36%) CCIE
3 22 (30.14%) CCNP
4 16 (21.92%) CCSP
4 16 (21.92%) CCDP
4 16 (21.92%) CISSP
5 14 (19.18%) Check Point Certification
6 7 (9.59%) CCNA
7 6 (8.22%) Security Cleared
8 5 (6.85%) SC Cleared
9 4 (5.48%) CCIP
10 3 (4.11%) Degree
11 2 (2.74%) JNCIP
11 2 (2.74%) BC Cleared
11 2 (2.74%) ISTQB Foundation Certification
11 2 (2.74%) ISEB
12 1 (1.37%) CCA
12 1 (1.37%) CCDE
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 16 (21.92%) PCI DSS
2 1 (1.37%) SLA
2 1 (1.37%) COBIT
System Software
1 2 (2.74%) ProxySG
2 1 (1.37%) Snort
2 1 (1.37%) VMware Infrastructure
2 1 (1.37%) vSphere
2 1 (1.37%) FreeRADIUS
Systems Management
1 12 (16.44%) FortiGate
2 2 (2.74%) HP Quality Center
3 1 (1.37%) CA Spectrum
Vendors
1 66 (90.41%) Cisco
2 33 (45.21%) CheckPoint
3 30 (41.10%) Juniper
4 16 (21.92%) F5
5 8 (10.96%) Nokia
6 7 (9.59%) Radware
6 7 (9.59%) Redback
7 6 (8.22%) Fortinet
8 5 (6.85%) Ericsson
9 4 (5.48%) HP
10 3 (4.11%) IBM
10 3 (4.11%) Alcatel-Lucent
10 3 (4.11%) Blue Coat
11 2 (2.74%) Huawei
11 2 (2.74%) Nokia Solutions and Networks
11 2 (2.74%) Nortel
11 2 (2.74%) Cramer
11 2 (2.74%) VMware
12 1 (1.37%) Mitel
12 1 (1.37%) Oracle
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