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 26 January 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
26 Jan 2015
Same period 2014 Same period 2013
Border Gateway Protocol (BGP)
Rank 48 52 48
Rank change year-on-year
+4 -4
Contract jobs citing BGP 7 1 1
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Birmingham 1.17% 0.18% 0.21%
As % of the Communications & Networking category 7.95% 1.49% 1.37%
Number of daily rates quoted 3 1 0
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£200 £150 -
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+33.33% -
UK excluding London average daily rate £350 £380 £320
% change year-on-year
-7.89% +18.75%
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 0 0
Average hourly rate - - -
UK excluding London average hourly rate £30.00 - £190.00
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
88 67 73
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Birmingham 14.72% 11.73% 15.60%
Number of daily rates quoted 41 40 27
Average daily rate £300 £160 £350
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+87.50% -54.28%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £155 £120 £265
10% offered a daily rate of more than £450 £475 £400
UK excluding London average daily rate £350 £350 £325
% change year-on-year
- +7.69%
Number of hourly rates quoted 3 4 6
Average hourly rate £14.50 £16.50 £18.50
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
-12.12% -10.81%
UK excluding London average hourly rate £25.00 £20.00 £22.50
% change year-on-year
+25.00% -11.11%

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 26 January 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 8 (100.00%) Cisco
1 8 (100.00%) MPLS
2 6 (75.00%) Cisco Certification
2 6 (75.00%) DSL
2 6 (75.00%) CCNP
2 6 (75.00%) Telecoms
3 5 (62.50%) VPN
3 5 (62.50%) OSPF
4 4 (50.00%) CCIP
4 4 (50.00%) CCNA
4 4 (50.00%) ISDN
4 4 (50.00%) LAN
4 4 (50.00%) ADSL
4 4 (50.00%) ATM
4 4 (50.00%) WAN
4 4 (50.00%) Ethernet
4 4 (50.00%) Migration
4 4 (50.00%) SC Cleared
4 4 (50.00%) xDSL
4 4 (50.00%) Security Cleared
5 3 (37.50%) Internet
5 3 (37.50%) RIP
5 3 (37.50%) TCP/IP
5 3 (37.50%) EIGRP
6 2 (25.00%) X.21
6 2 (25.00%) Firewall
6 2 (25.00%) BT
6 2 (25.00%) Remedy
6 2 (25.00%) DSLAM
6 2 (25.00%) CCIE

BGP
Top Related IT Skills in Birmingham by Category

For the 6 months to 26 January 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.

Communications & Networking
1 8 (100.00%) MPLS
2 6 (75.00%) DSL
3 5 (62.50%) VPN
3 5 (62.50%) OSPF
4 4 (50.00%) xDSL
4 4 (50.00%) ISDN
4 4 (50.00%) LAN
4 4 (50.00%) ADSL
4 4 (50.00%) ATM
4 4 (50.00%) WAN
4 4 (50.00%) Ethernet
5 3 (37.50%) Internet
5 3 (37.50%) RIP
5 3 (37.50%) TCP/IP
5 3 (37.50%) EIGRP
6 2 (25.00%) X.21
6 2 (25.00%) Firewall
6 2 (25.00%) PPP
6 2 (25.00%) Broadband
6 2 (25.00%) PSTN
General
1 6 (75.00%) Telecoms
Job Titles
1 5 (62.50%) Network Engineer
2 2 (25.00%) Architect
2 2 (25.00%) Network Architect
3 1 (12.50%) NOC Engineer
3 1 (12.50%) IP Network Engineer
3 1 (12.50%) Network Team Leader
3 1 (12.50%) IP Engineer
3 1 (12.50%) Team Leader
Operating Systems
1 2 (25.00%) UNIX
Processes & Methodologies
1 4 (50.00%) Migration
2 2 (25.00%) Load Balancing
3 1 (12.50%) Performance Management
3 1 (12.50%) Network Monitoring
3 1 (12.50%) People Management
3 1 (12.50%) Incident Management
3 1 (12.50%) PRINCE
Qualifications
1 6 (75.00%) Cisco Certification
1 6 (75.00%) CCNP
2 4 (50.00%) CCIP
2 4 (50.00%) CCNA
2 4 (50.00%) SC Cleared
2 4 (50.00%) Security Cleared
3 2 (25.00%) CCIE
3 2 (25.00%) BC Cleared
4 1 (12.50%) PRINCE2 Certification
4 1 (12.50%) PMP
4 1 (12.50%) PMI Certification
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 1 (12.50%) SLA
Vendors
1 8 (100.00%) Cisco
2 2 (25.00%) Remedy
2 2 (25.00%) BT
2 2 (25.00%) Cramer
3 1 (12.50%) Juniper
Birmingham
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