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 4 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
4 May 2015
Same period 2014 Same period 2013
Border Gateway Protocol (BGP)
Rank 66 67 53
Rank change year-on-year
+1 -14
Contract jobs citing BGP 4 4 2
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Bristol 0.45% 0.44% 0.33%
As % of the Communications & Networking category 3.92% 4.35% 2.56%
Number of daily rates quoted 4 4 0
Average daily rate
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£393 £425 -
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
-7.64% -
UK excluding London average daily rate £350 £400 £265
% change year-on-year
-12.50% +50.94%
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 0 0
Average hourly rate - - -
UK excluding London average hourly rate £40.00 - £33.75
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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
102 92 78
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Bristol 11.47% 10.10% 12.75%
Number of daily rates quoted 58 46 41
Average daily rate £360 £340 £320
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+5.88% +6.25%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £280 £221 £200
10% offered a daily rate of more than £450 £425 £453
UK excluding London average daily rate £345 £331 £320
% change year-on-year
+4.15% +3.51%
Number of hourly rates quoted 5 14 6
Average hourly rate £25.88 £17.00 £21.50
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
+52.20% -20.93%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £17.80 £11.00 £20.50
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £31.90 £18.25 £38.50
UK excluding London average hourly rate £30.00 £20.00 £22.25
% change year-on-year
+50.00% -10.11%

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 4 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 12 (100.00%) VPN
1 12 (100.00%) OSPF
1 12 (100.00%) Firewall
2 7 (58.33%) Wireless
2 7 (58.33%) IP Telephony
2 7 (58.33%) Blue Coat
2 7 (58.33%) Cisco IPT
2 7 (58.33%) IronPort
2 7 (58.33%) Cisco ASA
2 7 (58.33%) CheckPoint
2 7 (58.33%) MPLS
2 7 (58.33%) HP
2 7 (58.33%) CiscoWorks
2 7 (58.33%) CA
2 7 (58.33%) Nokia
2 7 (58.33%) Cisco
2 7 (58.33%) IBM
2 7 (58.33%) SolarWinds
2 7 (58.33%) Network Management
2 7 (58.33%) Unified Communications
2 7 (58.33%) Cisco Nexus
2 7 (58.33%) FWSM
2 7 (58.33%) Spanning Tree
3 6 (50.00%) Network Load Balancing
3 6 (50.00%) Wi-Fi
4 5 (41.67%) IPsec
4 5 (41.67%) Samba
4 5 (41.67%) Debian
4 5 (41.67%) PostgreSQL
4 5 (41.67%) VMware

BGP
Top Related IT Skills in Bristol by Category

For the 6 months to 4 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 (41.67%) nginx
1 5 (41.67%) Apache
1 5 (41.67%) MediaWiki
1 5 (41.67%) Confluence
2 1 (8.33%) IIS
2 1 (8.33%) SharePoint
Communications & Networking
1 12 (100.00%) VPN
1 12 (100.00%) OSPF
1 12 (100.00%) Firewall
2 7 (58.33%) Wireless
2 7 (58.33%) IP Telephony
2 7 (58.33%) Cisco IPT
2 7 (58.33%) Cisco ASA
2 7 (58.33%) MPLS
2 7 (58.33%) Unified Communications
2 7 (58.33%) Cisco Nexus
2 7 (58.33%) FWSM
2 7 (58.33%) Spanning Tree
3 6 (50.00%) Wi-Fi
4 5 (41.67%) IPsec
4 5 (41.67%) Network Security
4 5 (41.67%) LDAP
4 5 (41.67%) LAN
4 5 (41.67%) WAN
4 5 (41.67%) IPv6
4 5 (41.67%) EIGRP
Database & Business Intelligence
1 5 (41.67%) PostgreSQL
1 5 (41.67%) MySQL
1 5 (41.67%) Relational Database
2 1 (8.33%) SQL Server
Development Applications
1 5 (41.67%) Subversion
1 5 (41.67%) JIRA
1 5 (41.67%) Git (software)
1 5 (41.67%) Jenkins
1 5 (41.67%) Hudson
General
1 1 (8.33%) Finance
Job Titles
1 7 (58.33%) Network Analyst
1 7 (58.33%) Analyst
2 6 (50.00%) Senior Network Analyst
2 6 (50.00%) Senior Analyst
3 5 (41.67%) DevOps Engineer
4 3 (25.00%) Linux DevOps Engineer
5 1 (8.33%) Cisco Network Analyst
5 1 (8.33%) Cisco Analyst
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 4 (33.33%) LAMP
Miscellaneous
1 5 (41.67%) Wiki
2 1 (8.33%) Clustering
Operating Systems
1 5 (41.67%) Debian
1 5 (41.67%) Ubuntu
1 5 (41.67%) CentOS
1 5 (41.67%) Windows
1 5 (41.67%) Linux
1 5 (41.67%) Windows Server 2003
Processes & Methodologies
1 7 (58.33%) Network Management
2 6 (50.00%) Network Load Balancing
3 5 (41.67%) Continuous Integration
3 5 (41.67%) Data Modelling
3 5 (41.67%) Disaster Recovery
3 5 (41.67%) Build Automation
3 5 (41.67%) Database Theory
3 5 (41.67%) Relational Database Theory
3 5 (41.67%) DevOps
3 5 (41.67%) Capacity Planning
4 1 (8.33%) Supplier Management
4 1 (8.33%) Load Balancing
Programming Languages
1 5 (41.67%) Ruby
1 5 (41.67%) Perl
1 5 (41.67%) PHP
1 5 (41.67%) SQL
1 5 (41.67%) Bash Shell
2 4 (33.33%) Java
3 1 (8.33%) Python
Qualifications
1 1 (8.33%) Cisco Certification
1 1 (8.33%) CCNA
System Software
1 5 (41.67%) Samba
1 5 (41.67%) Postfix
1 5 (41.67%) XenServer
1 5 (41.67%) VMware Infrastructure
1 5 (41.67%) iptables
2 1 (8.33%) Active Directory
Systems Management
1 7 (58.33%) CiscoWorks
2 5 (41.67%) ZABBIX
2 5 (41.67%) Puppet
3 4 (33.33%) Salt
3 4 (33.33%) Opscode Chef
Vendors
1 7 (58.33%) Blue Coat
1 7 (58.33%) IronPort
1 7 (58.33%) CheckPoint
1 7 (58.33%) HP
1 7 (58.33%) CA
1 7 (58.33%) Nokia
1 7 (58.33%) Cisco
1 7 (58.33%) IBM
1 7 (58.33%) SolarWinds
2 5 (41.67%) VMware
2 5 (41.67%) Red Hat
2 5 (41.67%) Citrix
3 1 (8.33%) Microsoft