The table below looks at the statistics for BGP skills in IT contracts advertised for the Birmingham region. Included is a guide to the average contractor rates offered in IT contracts that have cited BGP over the 3 months to 22 October 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
22 Oct 2014
Same period 2013 Same period 2012
Border Gateway Protocol (BGP)
Rank 63 - 54
Rank change year-on-year
- 0
Contract jobs citing BGP 1 0 3
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Birmingham 0.13% - 0.48%
As % of the Communications & Networking category 0.95% - 3.16%
Number of daily rates quoted 1 0 0
Average daily rate
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£160 - -
UK excluding London average daily rate £350 £363 £340
% change year-on-year
-3.44% +6.61%
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 0 1
Average hourly rate - - £15.50
UK excluding London average hourly rate £30.00 £37.50 £31.50
% change year-on-year
-20.00% +19.04%
BGP
West Midlands

The following table is for comparison with the above and provides statistics for the entire Communications & Networking category in contract jobs advertised in the Birmingham region.

Communications & Networking Category
Birmingham
Contract IT job ads with a match in the
Communications & Networking category
105 84 95
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Birmingham 14.08% 12.88% 15.10%
Number of daily rates quoted 68 55 36
Average daily rate £338 £325 £340
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+3.84% -4.41%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £160 £215 £230
10% offered a daily rate of more than £450 £425 £388
UK excluding London average daily rate £348 £325 £340
% change year-on-year
+7.07% -4.41%
Number of hourly rates quoted 10 6 5
Average hourly rate £20.50 £18.00 £15.50
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
+13.88% +16.12%
UK excluding London average hourly rate £22.50 £22.50 £21.00
% change year-on-year
- +7.14%

BGP
Jobs Demand Trend in Birmingham

This chart provides a 3-month moving total of IT contractor jobs citing BGP across the Birmingham region as a proportion of the total demand within the Communications & Networking category.

BGP Jobs Demand Trend in Birmingham

BGP
Daily Rate Trend in Birmingham

This chart provides the 3-month moving average for daily rates quoted in IT contract jobs citing BGP across the Birmingham region.

BGP Daily Rate Trend in Birmingham

BGP
Hourly Rate Trend in Birmingham

This chart provides the 3-month moving average for hourly rates quoted in IT contractor jobs citing BGP across the Birmingham region.

BGP Hourly Rate Trend in Birmingham

BGP
Top 30 Related IT Skills in Birmingham

For the 6 months to 22 October 2014, IT contractor jobs across the Birmingham 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 11 (100.00%) OSPF
2 10 (90.91%) Cisco Certification
3 8 (72.73%) Cisco
3 8 (72.73%) CCNP
3 8 (72.73%) Firewall
4 7 (63.64%) CheckPoint
5 6 (54.55%) Juniper
5 6 (54.55%) Clustering
5 6 (54.55%) Load Balancing
5 6 (54.55%) Network Security
5 6 (54.55%) UNIX
6 5 (45.45%) Solaris
6 5 (45.45%) Linux
6 5 (45.45%) Perl
6 5 (45.45%) Blue Coat
6 5 (45.45%) Risk Assessment
6 5 (45.45%) Tcl
7 4 (36.36%) SC Cleared
7 4 (36.36%) Security Cleared
7 4 (36.36%) MS Visio
8 3 (27.27%) Internet
8 3 (27.27%) Finance
8 3 (27.27%) MPLS
9 2 (18.18%) CCSA
9 2 (18.18%) Extranet
9 2 (18.18%) Financial Institution
9 2 (18.18%) Network Design
9 2 (18.18%) Low Latency
9 2 (18.18%) Ultra-Low Latency
9 2 (18.18%) Junos

BGP
Top Related IT Skills in Birmingham by Category

For the 6 months to 22 October 2014, IT contractor jobs across the Birmingham 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.

Applications
1 4 (36.36%) MS Visio
Communications & Networking
1 11 (100.00%) OSPF
2 8 (72.73%) Firewall
3 6 (54.55%) Network Security
4 3 (27.27%) Internet
4 3 (27.27%) MPLS
5 2 (18.18%) Extranet
5 2 (18.18%) Junos
5 2 (18.18%) LAN
5 2 (18.18%) WAN
5 2 (18.18%) TCP/IP
5 2 (18.18%) VPN
6 1 (9.09%) DSLAM
6 1 (9.09%) DSL
6 1 (9.09%) EIGRP
6 1 (9.09%) DNS
6 1 (9.09%) Ethernet
6 1 (9.09%) RIP
6 1 (9.09%) PSTN
6 1 (9.09%) ADSL
6 1 (9.09%) Broadband
General
1 3 (27.27%) Finance
2 2 (18.18%) Financial Institution
3 1 (9.09%) Local Government
3 1 (9.09%) Banking
3 1 (9.09%) Telecoms
Job Titles
1 5 (45.45%) Firewall Engineer
1 5 (45.45%) Network Engineer
2 2 (18.18%) Core Network Engineer
3 1 (9.09%) Architect
3 1 (9.09%) Project Manager
3 1 (9.09%) Infrastructure Architect
Miscellaneous
1 6 (54.55%) Clustering
Operating Systems
1 6 (54.55%) UNIX
2 5 (45.45%) Solaris
2 5 (45.45%) Linux
Processes & Methodologies
1 6 (54.55%) Load Balancing
2 5 (45.45%) Risk Assessment
3 2 (18.18%) Network Design
3 2 (18.18%) Low Latency
3 2 (18.18%) Ultra-Low Latency
3 2 (18.18%) E-Commerce
3 2 (18.18%) ITIL
4 1 (9.09%) Project Management
4 1 (9.09%) PRINCE2
4 1 (9.09%) ITIL V3
4 1 (9.09%) PRINCE
4 1 (9.09%) Migration
Programming Languages
1 5 (45.45%) Perl
1 5 (45.45%) Tcl
Qualifications
1 10 (90.91%) Cisco Certification
2 8 (72.73%) CCNP
3 4 (36.36%) SC Cleared
3 4 (36.36%) Security Cleared
4 2 (18.18%) CCSA
4 2 (18.18%) CCNA
4 2 (18.18%) Check Point Certification
5 1 (9.09%) PMP
5 1 (9.09%) PMI Certification
5 1 (9.09%) CCDP
5 1 (9.09%) CCIE
Systems Management
1 1 (9.09%) FortiGate
Vendors
1 8 (72.73%) Cisco
2 7 (63.64%) CheckPoint
3 6 (54.55%) Juniper
4 5 (45.45%) Blue Coat
5 1 (9.09%) Sun
5 1 (9.09%) Remedy
5 1 (9.09%) F5
5 1 (9.09%) Fortinet
5 1 (9.09%) Cramer
5 1 (9.09%) BT