The table below looks at the statistics for BGP skills in IT contracts advertised for the Bristol region. Included is a guide to the average contractor rates offered in IT contracts that have cited BGP over the 3 months to 29 May 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
29 May 2015
Same period 2014 Same period 2013
Border Gateway Protocol (BGP)
Rank 62 64 44
Rank change year-on-year
+2 -20
Contract jobs citing BGP 2 8 3
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Bristol 0.23% 0.96% 0.58%
As % of the Communications & Networking category 2.22% 8.60% 4.55%
Number of daily rates quoted 2 8 1
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£360 £425 £300
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
-15.29% +41.66%
UK excluding London average daily rate £345 £400 £300
% change year-on-year
-13.75% +33.33%
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 0 0
Average hourly rate - - -
UK excluding London average hourly rate £40.00 - £32.50
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The following table is for comparison with the above and provides statistics for the entire Communications & Networking category in contract jobs advertised in the Bristol region.

Communications & Networking Category
Bristol
Contract IT job ads with a match in the
Communications & Networking category
90 93 66
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Bristol 10.45% 11.12% 12.84%
Number of daily rates quoted 60 46 27
Average daily rate £360 £425 £300
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
-15.29% +41.66%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £229 £260 £175
10% offered a daily rate of more than £453 £425 £450
UK excluding London average daily rate £340 £338 £320
% change year-on-year
+0.74% +5.46%
Number of hourly rates quoted 4 19 4
Average hourly rate £22.88 £17.50 £27.00
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
+30.71% -35.18%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £22.00 £16.50 £16.50
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £28.00 £18.00 £38.75
UK excluding London average hourly rate £26.00 £18.00 £22.50
% change year-on-year
+44.44% -20.00%

BGP
Jobs Demand Trend in Bristol

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

BGP Jobs Demand Trend in Bristol

BGP
Daily Rate Trend in Bristol

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

BGP Daily Rate Trend in Bristol

BGP
Hourly Rate Trend in Bristol

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

BGP Hourly Rate Trend in Bristol

BGP
Top 30 Related IT Skills in Bristol

For the 6 months to 29 May 2015, IT contractor jobs across the Bristol 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 10 (100.00%) VPN
1 10 (100.00%) OSPF
1 10 (100.00%) Firewall
1 10 (100.00%) Data Centre
2 5 (50.00%) Ruby
2 5 (50.00%) Relational Database
2 5 (50.00%) DevOps
2 5 (50.00%) Database Theory
2 5 (50.00%) Relational Database Theory
2 5 (50.00%) iptables
2 5 (50.00%) Spanning Tree
2 5 (50.00%) Wi-Fi
2 5 (50.00%) Wireless
2 5 (50.00%) IPsec
2 5 (50.00%) EIGRP
2 5 (50.00%) Disaster Recovery
2 5 (50.00%) HP
2 5 (50.00%) CiscoWorks
2 5 (50.00%) Citrix
2 5 (50.00%) CA
2 5 (50.00%) Nokia
2 5 (50.00%) Red Hat
2 5 (50.00%) CheckPoint
2 5 (50.00%) Windows Server 2003
2 5 (50.00%) MPLS
2 5 (50.00%) Cisco
2 5 (50.00%) IBM
2 5 (50.00%) LDAP
2 5 (50.00%) Data Modelling
2 5 (50.00%) LAN

BGP
Top Related IT Skills in Bristol by Category

For the 6 months to 29 May 2015, IT contractor jobs across the Bristol 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 5 (50.00%) Apache
1 5 (50.00%) nginx
1 5 (50.00%) Confluence
1 5 (50.00%) MediaWiki
2 1 (10.00%) IIS
2 1 (10.00%) SharePoint
Communications & Networking
1 10 (100.00%) VPN
1 10 (100.00%) OSPF
1 10 (100.00%) Firewall
2 5 (50.00%) Spanning Tree
2 5 (50.00%) Wi-Fi
2 5 (50.00%) Wireless
2 5 (50.00%) IPsec
2 5 (50.00%) EIGRP
2 5 (50.00%) MPLS
2 5 (50.00%) LDAP
2 5 (50.00%) LAN
2 5 (50.00%) WAN
2 5 (50.00%) IPv6
2 5 (50.00%) IP Telephony
2 5 (50.00%) Cisco IPT
2 5 (50.00%) Network Security
2 5 (50.00%) Cisco ASA
2 5 (50.00%) Unified Communications
2 5 (50.00%) FWSM
2 5 (50.00%) Cisco Nexus
Database & Business Intelligence
1 5 (50.00%) Relational Database
1 5 (50.00%) MySQL
1 5 (50.00%) PostgreSQL
2 1 (10.00%) SQL Server
Development Applications
1 5 (50.00%) Subversion
1 5 (50.00%) JIRA
1 5 (50.00%) Git (software)
1 5 (50.00%) Hudson
1 5 (50.00%) Jenkins
Job Titles
1 5 (50.00%) Analyst
1 5 (50.00%) Network Analyst
1 5 (50.00%) DevOps Engineer
2 4 (40.00%) Senior Network Analyst
2 4 (40.00%) Senior Analyst
3 3 (30.00%) Linux DevOps Engineer
4 1 (10.00%) Cisco Network Analyst
4 1 (10.00%) Cisco Analyst
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 4 (40.00%) LAMP
Miscellaneous
1 10 (100.00%) Data Centre
2 5 (50.00%) Wiki
3 1 (10.00%) Clustering
Operating Systems
1 5 (50.00%) Windows Server 2003
1 5 (50.00%) Windows
1 5 (50.00%) Linux
1 5 (50.00%) Debian
1 5 (50.00%) Ubuntu
1 5 (50.00%) CentOS
Processes & Methodologies
1 5 (50.00%) DevOps
1 5 (50.00%) Database Theory
1 5 (50.00%) Relational Database Theory
1 5 (50.00%) Disaster Recovery
1 5 (50.00%) Data Modelling
1 5 (50.00%) Network Load Balancing
1 5 (50.00%) Continuous Integration
1 5 (50.00%) Capacity Planning
1 5 (50.00%) Network Management
1 5 (50.00%) Build Automation
2 1 (10.00%) Supplier Management
2 1 (10.00%) Load Balancing
Programming Languages
1 5 (50.00%) Ruby
1 5 (50.00%) Perl
1 5 (50.00%) PHP
1 5 (50.00%) SQL
1 5 (50.00%) Bash Shell
2 4 (40.00%) Java
3 1 (10.00%) Python
Qualifications
1 1 (10.00%) Cisco Certification
1 1 (10.00%) CCNA
System Software
1 5 (50.00%) iptables
1 5 (50.00%) Samba
1 5 (50.00%) VMware Infrastructure
1 5 (50.00%) Postfix
1 5 (50.00%) XenServer
2 1 (10.00%) Active Directory
Systems Management
1 5 (50.00%) CiscoWorks
1 5 (50.00%) ZABBIX
1 5 (50.00%) Puppet
2 4 (40.00%) Opscode Chef
2 4 (40.00%) Salt
Vendors
1 5 (50.00%) HP
1 5 (50.00%) Citrix
1 5 (50.00%) CA
1 5 (50.00%) Nokia
1 5 (50.00%) Red Hat
1 5 (50.00%) CheckPoint
1 5 (50.00%) Cisco
1 5 (50.00%) IBM
1 5 (50.00%) VMware
1 5 (50.00%) Blue Coat
1 5 (50.00%) IronPort
1 5 (50.00%) SolarWinds
2 1 (10.00%) Microsoft