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 28 August 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
28 Aug 2015
Same period 2014 Same period 2013
Border Gateway Protocol (BGP)
Rank 55 55 -
Rank change year-on-year
0 -
Contract jobs citing BGP 4 10 0
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Birmingham 0.54% 1.34% -
As % of the Communications & Networking category 5.06% 7.35% -
Number of daily rates quoted 3 5 0
Average daily rate
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£315 £308 -
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+2.43% -
UK excluding London average daily rate £375 £350 £364
% change year-on-year
+7.14% -3.78%
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 0 0
Average hourly rate - - -
UK excluding London average hourly rate £47.83 £40.00 £41.00
% change year-on-year
+19.57% -2.43%
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
79 136 84
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Birmingham 10.75% 18.18% 12.73%
Number of daily rates quoted 50 84 47
Average daily rate £313 £320 £350
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
-2.34% -8.57%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £176 £220 £160
10% offered a daily rate of more than £490 £451 £450
UK excluding London average daily rate £350 £338 £325
% change year-on-year
+3.70% +3.84%
Number of hourly rates quoted 6 11 3
Average hourly rate £16.50 £20.00 £14.00
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
-17.50% +42.85%
UK excluding London average hourly rate £21.53 £22.50 £23.50
% change year-on-year
-4.33% -4.25%

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 28 August 2015, 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 44 (97.78%) OSPF
2 42 (93.33%) Cisco
2 42 (93.33%) Cisco Certification
3 30 (66.67%) Firewall
4 29 (64.44%) CheckPoint
5 27 (60.00%) F5
6 25 (55.56%) MPLS
6 25 (55.56%) CCNP
7 23 (51.11%) Juniper
8 20 (44.44%) CCNA
9 17 (37.78%) Network Security
10 14 (31.11%) UNIX
11 13 (28.89%) VPN
12 12 (26.67%) TCP/IP
12 12 (26.67%) Solaris
12 12 (26.67%) Linux
13 11 (24.44%) Load Balancing
13 11 (24.44%) Riverbed
13 11 (24.44%) WAN
14 10 (22.22%) ITIL
14 10 (22.22%) ITIL V3
15 9 (20.00%) Multicast
15 9 (20.00%) PRINCE2
15 9 (20.00%) LAN
16 8 (17.78%) Project Management
16 8 (17.78%) Data Centre
17 7 (15.56%) Blue Coat
17 7 (15.56%) Marketing
17 7 (15.56%) Structured Cabling
17 7 (15.56%) Clustering

BGP
Top Related IT Skills in Birmingham by Category

For the 6 months to 28 August 2015, 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 (8.89%) MS Visio
Communications & Networking
1 44 (97.78%) OSPF
2 30 (66.67%) Firewall
3 25 (55.56%) MPLS
4 17 (37.78%) Network Security
5 13 (28.89%) VPN
6 12 (26.67%) TCP/IP
7 11 (24.44%) WAN
8 9 (20.00%) LAN
8 9 (20.00%) Multicast
9 7 (15.56%) Structured Cabling
9 7 (15.56%) EIGRP
9 7 (15.56%) DNS
10 6 (13.33%) Internet
10 6 (13.33%) Cisco ASA
11 5 (11.11%) Cisco PIX
12 4 (8.89%) Junos
13 3 (6.67%) Wi-Fi
14 2 (4.44%) Wireless
14 2 (4.44%) LLU
14 2 (4.44%) Wireshark
Development Applications
1 1 (2.22%) VSS/SourceSafe
General
1 7 (15.56%) Marketing
2 6 (13.33%) Finance
3 5 (11.11%) Banking
4 4 (8.89%) Investment Banking
5 2 (4.44%) Telecoms
Job Titles
1 14 (31.11%) Network Engineer
1 14 (31.11%) Project Manager
2 12 (26.67%) Technical Manager
2 12 (26.67%) Technical Project Manager
3 9 (20.00%) Firewall Engineer
4 8 (17.78%) Security Engineer
4 8 (17.78%) Network Security Engineer
5 7 (15.56%) Consultant
6 4 (8.89%) Technical Consultant
7 2 (4.44%) Network Manager
7 2 (4.44%) Network Project Manager
7 2 (4.44%) AWS Consultant
8 1 (2.22%) Deployment Project Manager
8 1 (2.22%) Network Specialist
8 1 (2.22%) Cisco Engineer
8 1 (2.22%) Cisco Network Engineer
8 1 (2.22%) Network Consultant
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 2 (4.44%) CSS
Miscellaneous
1 8 (17.78%) Data Centre
2 7 (15.56%) Clustering
3 2 (4.44%) Analytical Skills
Operating Systems
1 14 (31.11%) UNIX
2 12 (26.67%) Solaris
2 12 (26.67%) Linux
3 2 (4.44%) Windows
Processes & Methodologies
1 11 (24.44%) Load Balancing
2 10 (22.22%) ITIL
2 10 (22.22%) ITIL V3
3 9 (20.00%) PRINCE2
4 8 (17.78%) Project Management
5 6 (13.33%) PRINCE
6 5 (11.11%) Stakeholder Management
7 4 (8.89%) Risk Assessment
7 4 (8.89%) Service Delivery
8 3 (6.67%) Workflow
8 3 (6.67%) Programme Management
8 3 (6.67%) E-Commerce
8 3 (6.67%) Change Control
9 2 (4.44%) Low Latency
9 2 (4.44%) Ultra-Low Latency
9 2 (4.44%) Migration
9 2 (4.44%) Network Management
10 1 (2.22%) Logistics
10 1 (2.22%) Network Architecture
Programming Languages
1 3 (6.67%) Perl
1 3 (6.67%) Tcl
Qualifications
1 42 (93.33%) Cisco Certification
2 25 (55.56%) CCNP
3 20 (44.44%) CCNA
4 6 (13.33%) PMP
4 6 (13.33%) PMI Certification
4 6 (13.33%) CCSA
4 6 (13.33%) CCIE
5 4 (8.89%) SC Cleared
5 4 (8.89%) Security Cleared
5 4 (8.89%) Check Point Certification
6 2 (4.44%) CCSE
7 1 (2.22%) CCDP
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 1 (2.22%) PCI DSS
Vendors
1 42 (93.33%) Cisco
2 29 (64.44%) CheckPoint
3 27 (60.00%) F5
4 23 (51.11%) Juniper
5 11 (24.44%) Riverbed
6 7 (15.56%) Blue Coat
7 2 (4.44%) Huawei
7 2 (4.44%) Brocade
7 2 (4.44%) BT
7 2 (4.44%) Cramer
7 2 (4.44%) Alcatel-Lucent
7 2 (4.44%) Ericsson
7 2 (4.44%) Nortel
7 2 (4.44%) Foundry
7 2 (4.44%) Aerohive Networks