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 April 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 Apr 2015
Same period 2014 Same period 2013
Border Gateway Protocol (BGP)
Rank 35 60 50
Rank change year-on-year
+25 -10
Contract jobs citing BGP 33 1 1
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Birmingham 4.08% 0.17% 0.20%
As % of the Communications & Networking category 23.08% 1.41% 1.79%
Number of daily rates quoted 23 1 1
Average daily rate
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£325 £450 £325
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
-27.77% +38.46%
UK excluding London average daily rate £360 £400 £265
% change year-on-year
-10.00% +50.94%
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 0 0
Average hourly rate - - -
UK excluding London average hourly rate £40.00 £180.00 £33.75
% change year-on-year
-77.77% +433.33%
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
143 71 56
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Birmingham 17.70% 11.91% 11.02%
Number of daily rates quoted 90 42 32
Average daily rate £340 £325 £325
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+4.61% -
90% offered a daily rate of more than £280 £183 £150
10% offered a daily rate of more than £425 £450 £475
UK excluding London average daily rate £340 £336 £320
% change year-on-year
+1.19% +5.00%
Number of hourly rates quoted 3 6 3
Average hourly rate £26.00 £12.75 £13.00
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
+103.92% -1.92%
UK excluding London average hourly rate £30.00 £20.06 £22.50
% change year-on-year
+49.55% -10.84%

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 April 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 39 (97.50%) Cisco
2 37 (92.50%) OSPF
3 34 (85.00%) Cisco Certification
4 26 (65.00%) CheckPoint
5 24 (60.00%) Firewall
6 23 (57.50%) MPLS
6 23 (57.50%) CCNP
7 22 (55.00%) F5
8 21 (52.50%) Juniper
9 14 (35.00%) CCNA
9 14 (35.00%) Network Security
10 13 (32.50%) UNIX
11 11 (27.50%) Solaris
11 11 (27.50%) Linux
11 11 (27.50%) TCP/IP
11 11 (27.50%) Riverbed
12 10 (25.00%) Load Balancing
12 10 (25.00%) VPN
13 9 (22.50%) ITIL
13 9 (22.50%) ITIL V3
13 9 (22.50%) Multicast
14 8 (20.00%) Blue Coat
14 8 (20.00%) Clustering
15 7 (17.50%) PRINCE
15 7 (17.50%) Project Management
15 7 (17.50%) PRINCE2
15 7 (17.50%) DNS
15 7 (17.50%) PMP
15 7 (17.50%) PMI Certification
15 7 (17.50%) Marketing

BGP
Top Related IT Skills in Birmingham by Category

For the 6 months to 28 April 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 (10.00%) MS Visio
Communications & Networking
1 37 (92.50%) OSPF
2 24 (60.00%) Firewall
3 23 (57.50%) MPLS
4 14 (35.00%) Network Security
5 11 (27.50%) TCP/IP
6 10 (25.00%) VPN
7 9 (22.50%) Multicast
8 7 (17.50%) Structured Cabling
8 7 (17.50%) DNS
9 6 (15.00%) WAN
9 6 (15.00%) DSL
10 5 (12.50%) LAN
10 5 (12.50%) Internet
11 4 (10.00%) ADSL
11 4 (10.00%) ATM
11 4 (10.00%) Ethernet
11 4 (10.00%) ISDN
11 4 (10.00%) EIGRP
11 4 (10.00%) xDSL
11 4 (10.00%) Junos
General
1 7 (17.50%) Marketing
2 6 (15.00%) Telecoms
3 5 (12.50%) Banking
4 4 (10.00%) Investment Banking
5 3 (7.50%) Finance
Job Titles
1 12 (30.00%) Network Engineer
2 11 (27.50%) Project Manager
3 10 (25.00%) Technical Project Manager
3 10 (25.00%) Technical Manager
4 8 (20.00%) Firewall Engineer
5 7 (17.50%) Consultant
6 6 (15.00%) Network Security Engineer
6 6 (15.00%) Security Engineer
7 4 (10.00%) Technical Consultant
8 2 (5.00%) Architect
8 2 (5.00%) Network Architect
8 2 (5.00%) AWS Consultant
9 1 (2.50%) Deployment Project Manager
9 1 (2.50%) IP Engineer
9 1 (2.50%) NOC Engineer
9 1 (2.50%) IP Network Engineer
9 1 (2.50%) Network Project Manager
9 1 (2.50%) Network Team Leader
9 1 (2.50%) Network Consultant
9 1 (2.50%) Team Leader
Miscellaneous
1 8 (20.00%) Clustering
Operating Systems
1 13 (32.50%) UNIX
2 11 (27.50%) Solaris
2 11 (27.50%) Linux
3 2 (5.00%) Windows
Processes & Methodologies
1 10 (25.00%) Load Balancing
2 9 (22.50%) ITIL
2 9 (22.50%) ITIL V3
3 7 (17.50%) PRINCE2
3 7 (17.50%) PRINCE
3 7 (17.50%) Project Management
4 4 (10.00%) Service Delivery
4 4 (10.00%) Migration
4 4 (10.00%) Risk Assessment
5 3 (7.50%) Change Control
5 3 (7.50%) Workflow
6 2 (5.00%) Stakeholder Management
6 2 (5.00%) E-Commerce
6 2 (5.00%) Low Latency
6 2 (5.00%) Ultra-Low Latency
7 1 (2.50%) Network Monitoring
7 1 (2.50%) People Management
7 1 (2.50%) Programme Management
7 1 (2.50%) Logistics
7 1 (2.50%) Incident Management
Programming Languages
1 3 (7.50%) Perl
1 3 (7.50%) Tcl
Qualifications
1 34 (85.00%) Cisco Certification
2 23 (57.50%) CCNP
3 14 (35.00%) CCNA
4 7 (17.50%) PMP
4 7 (17.50%) PMI Certification
5 6 (15.00%) CCIE
5 6 (15.00%) SC Cleared
5 6 (15.00%) Security Cleared
6 4 (10.00%) Check Point Certification
6 4 (10.00%) CCIP
6 4 (10.00%) CCSA
7 2 (5.00%) BC Cleared
8 1 (2.50%) PRINCE2 Certification
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 1 (2.50%) SLA
Vendors
1 39 (97.50%) Cisco
2 26 (65.00%) CheckPoint
3 22 (55.00%) F5
4 21 (52.50%) Juniper
5 11 (27.50%) Riverbed
6 8 (20.00%) Blue Coat
7 2 (5.00%) BT
7 2 (5.00%) Cramer
8 1 (2.50%) Remedy
8 1 (2.50%) Alcatel-Lucent
8 1 (2.50%) Ericsson
8 1 (2.50%) Nortel
8 1 (2.50%) Huawei
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