The table below looks at the statistics for BGP skills in IT contracts advertised for the Hertfordshire 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 67 70 55
Rank change year-on-year
+3 -15
Contract jobs citing BGP 3 2 2
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Hertfordshire 0.37% 0.25% 0.38%
As % of the Communications & Networking category 1.75% 1.60% 2.99%
Number of daily rates quoted 3 1 0
Average daily rate
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£600 £335 -
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+79.10% -
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
East of England

The following table is for comparison with the above and provides statistics for the entire Communications & Networking category in contract jobs advertised in the Hertfordshire region.

Communications & Networking Category
Hertfordshire
Contract IT job ads with a match in the
Communications & Networking category
171 125 67
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Hertfordshire 21.09% 15.82% 12.84%
Number of daily rates quoted 64 56 16
Average daily rate £403 £275 £283
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+46.36% -2.65%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £288 £185 £149
10% offered a daily rate of more than £600 £450 £418
UK excluding London average daily rate £350 £338 £325
% change year-on-year
+3.70% +3.84%
Number of hourly rates quoted 24 14 8
Average hourly rate £21.53 £20.00 £26.00
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
+7.62% -23.07%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £13.00 £10.50 £12.55
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £37.50 £37.50 £32.50
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 Hertfordshire

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

BGP Jobs Demand Trend in Hertfordshire

BGP
Daily Rate Trend in Hertfordshire

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

BGP Daily Rate Trend in Hertfordshire

BGP
Hourly Rate Trend in Hertfordshire

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

BGP Hourly Rate Trend in Hertfordshire

BGP
Contract Job Locations in Hertfordshire

The table below looks at the demand and provides a guide to the average contractor rates quoted in IT jobs citing BGP within the Hertfordshire region over the 3 months to 28 August 2015. The 'Rank Change' column provides an indication of the change in demand within each location based on the same 3 month period last year.

Location
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statistics and historical trends)
Rank Change
on Same Period
Last Year
Matching
Contract
IT Job Ads
Average
Daily Rate
Last 3 Months
Average Daily Rate
% Change
on Same Period
Last Year
Live
Job
Vacancies
Welwyn Garden City - 3 £600 -
BGP
East of England

BGP
Top 30 Related IT Skills in Hertfordshire

For the 6 months to 28 August 2015, IT contractor jobs across the Hertfordshire 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
2 5 (62.50%) Cisco Certification
2 5 (62.50%) OSPF
2 5 (62.50%) Firewall
2 5 (62.50%) Cisco ASA
2 5 (62.50%) F5
2 5 (62.50%) Data Centre
3 4 (50.00%) CCNP
3 4 (50.00%) VPN
4 3 (37.50%) WAN
4 3 (37.50%) Juniper
4 3 (37.50%) Citrix
4 3 (37.50%) Load Balancing
4 3 (37.50%) VLAN
4 3 (37.50%) EIGRP
4 3 (37.50%) Cisco Nexus
4 3 (37.50%) F5 BIG-IP LTM
5 2 (25.00%) Cisco ISE
5 2 (25.00%) VMware Infrastructure
5 2 (25.00%) NetScaler
5 2 (25.00%) Network Security
5 2 (25.00%) FCoE
5 2 (25.00%) Fibre Channel
5 2 (25.00%) Wireless
5 2 (25.00%) VMware
5 2 (25.00%) Fortinet
5 2 (25.00%) Technical Architecture
5 2 (25.00%) Blue Coat
5 2 (25.00%) Sourcefire
5 2 (25.00%) JNCIS

BGP
Top Related IT Skills in Hertfordshire by Category

For the 6 months to 28 August 2015, IT contractor jobs across the Hertfordshire 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 1 (12.50%) MS Exchange
Communications & Networking
1 5 (62.50%) OSPF
1 5 (62.50%) Firewall
1 5 (62.50%) Cisco ASA
2 4 (50.00%) VPN
3 3 (37.50%) WAN
3 3 (37.50%) Cisco Nexus
3 3 (37.50%) F5 BIG-IP LTM
3 3 (37.50%) EIGRP
3 3 (37.50%) VLAN
4 2 (25.00%) MPLS
4 2 (25.00%) Network Security
4 2 (25.00%) Wireless
4 2 (25.00%) FCoE
4 2 (25.00%) Fibre Channel
4 2 (25.00%) NetScaler
4 2 (25.00%) TACACS
4 2 (25.00%) Cisco ISE
5 1 (12.50%) Multicast
5 1 (12.50%) Spanning Tree
5 1 (12.50%) Telnet
General
1 1 (12.50%) Financial Institution
1 1 (12.50%) Finance
Job Titles
1 2 (25.00%) Architect
1 2 (25.00%) Consultant
1 2 (25.00%) Network Engineer
1 2 (25.00%) Cisco Engineer
2 1 (12.50%) Network Architect
2 1 (12.50%) Senior Cisco Engineer
2 1 (12.50%) Implementation Engineer
2 1 (12.50%) Senior Implementation Engineer
2 1 (12.50%) Senior Design Engineer
2 1 (12.50%) Design Engineer
2 1 (12.50%) Technical Architect
Miscellaneous
1 5 (62.50%) Data Centre
2 1 (12.50%) Distributed Denial-of-Service
Processes & Methodologies
1 3 (37.50%) Load Balancing
2 2 (25.00%) Technical Architecture
3 1 (12.50%) Kanban
3 1 (12.50%) Network Architecture
3 1 (12.50%) Root Cause Analysis
3 1 (12.50%) DDoS Mitigation
3 1 (12.50%) ITIL
3 1 (12.50%) E-Commerce
3 1 (12.50%) SOA
3 1 (12.50%) Service Management
3 1 (12.50%) Change Management
3 1 (12.50%) Scrum
Qualifications
1 5 (62.50%) Cisco Certification
2 4 (50.00%) CCNP
3 2 (25.00%) JNCIS
3 2 (25.00%) HP ASE
4 1 (12.50%) Degree
4 1 (12.50%) CCIE
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 1 (12.50%) SLA
System Software
1 2 (25.00%) VMware Infrastructure
2 1 (12.50%) Active Directory
Systems Management
1 1 (12.50%) RANCID
Vendors
1 8 (100.00%) Cisco
2 5 (62.50%) F5
3 3 (37.50%) Citrix
3 3 (37.50%) Juniper
4 2 (25.00%) HP
4 2 (25.00%) CheckPoint
4 2 (25.00%) VMware
4 2 (25.00%) Blue Coat
4 2 (25.00%) Sourcefire
4 2 (25.00%) Brocade
4 2 (25.00%) Fortinet
4 2 (25.00%) Riverbed
5 1 (12.50%) SolarWinds
5 1 (12.50%) Infoblox
5 1 (12.50%) EMC
5 1 (12.50%) Microsoft
5 1 (12.50%) NetApp