The table below looks at the statistics for BGP skills in IT contracts advertised for the Leeds region. Included is a guide to the average contractor rates offered in IT contracts that have cited BGP over the 3 months to 27 March 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
27 Mar 2015
Same period 2014 Same period 2013
Border Gateway Protocol (BGP)
Rank 79 78 64
Rank change year-on-year
-1 -14
Contract jobs citing BGP 13 2 2
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Leeds 1.10% 0.19% 0.27%
As % of the Communications & Networking category 7.98% 1.71% 1.98%
Number of daily rates quoted 7 0 2
Average daily rate
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UK excluding London average daily rate £370 £400 £283
% change year-on-year
-7.50% +41.59%
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 0 0
Average hourly rate - - -
UK excluding London average hourly rate £30.00 £180.00 £35.00
% change year-on-year
-83.33% +414.28%
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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 Leeds region.

Communications & Networking Category
Leeds
Contract IT job ads with a match in the
Communications & Networking category
163 117 101
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Leeds 13.85% 11.14% 13.56%
Number of daily rates quoted 111 79 47
Average daily rate £315 £300 £260
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+5.00% +15.38%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £123 £225 £112
10% offered a daily rate of more than £425 £400 £429
UK excluding London average daily rate £347 £350 £315
% change year-on-year
-0.72% +11.11%
Number of hourly rates quoted 4 1 12
Average hourly rate £35.00 £14.50 £35.50
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
+141.37% -59.15%
UK excluding London average hourly rate £30.00 £21.00 £22.50
% change year-on-year
+42.85% -6.66%

BGP
Jobs Demand Trend in Leeds

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

BGP Jobs Demand Trend in Leeds

BGP
Daily Rate Trend in Leeds

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

BGP Daily Rate Trend in Leeds

BGP
Top 30 Related IT Skills in Leeds

For the 6 months to 27 March 2015, IT contractor jobs across the Leeds 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 22 (100.00%) Cisco
2 21 (95.45%) Cisco Certification
3 19 (86.36%) CCNP
4 17 (77.27%) EIGRP
5 16 (72.73%) Network Design
6 15 (68.18%) Cisco ASA
7 14 (63.64%) CCDP
8 13 (59.09%) HP
9 12 (54.55%) WLAN
9 12 (54.55%) Lisp
9 12 (54.55%) F5
9 12 (54.55%) TippingPoint
9 12 (54.55%) Cisco Nexus
10 11 (50.00%) BMC
11 9 (40.91%) Retail
11 9 (40.91%) Blue Coat
11 9 (40.91%) DMVPN
11 9 (40.91%) F5 BIG-IP GTM
11 9 (40.91%) OPNET
11 9 (40.91%) MPLS
11 9 (40.91%) OSPF
12 8 (36.36%) DMZ
12 8 (36.36%) Motorola
12 8 (36.36%) F5 BIG-IP LTM
13 7 (31.82%) Cisco CUCM
14 6 (27.27%) QA
14 6 (27.27%) CCNA
14 6 (27.27%) Windows
14 6 (27.27%) Firewall
15 5 (22.73%) Migration

BGP
Top Related IT Skills in Leeds by Category

For the 6 months to 27 March 2015, IT contractor jobs across the Leeds 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 2 (9.09%) MS Exchange
2 1 (4.55%) Apache
2 1 (4.55%) Tomcat
Communications & Networking
1 17 (77.27%) EIGRP
2 15 (68.18%) Cisco ASA
3 12 (54.55%) WLAN
3 12 (54.55%) Cisco Nexus
4 9 (40.91%) DMVPN
4 9 (40.91%) F5 BIG-IP GTM
4 9 (40.91%) MPLS
4 9 (40.91%) OSPF
5 8 (36.36%) DMZ
5 8 (36.36%) F5 BIG-IP LTM
6 6 (27.27%) Firewall
7 5 (22.73%) RSVP
7 5 (22.73%) Cisco IOS
7 5 (22.73%) Junos
8 4 (18.18%) WAN
8 4 (18.18%) LAN
9 3 (13.64%) DNS
9 3 (13.64%) TCP/IP
9 3 (13.64%) SAN
10 2 (9.09%) VPLS
Database & Business Intelligence
1 2 (9.09%) SQL Server 2008
1 2 (9.09%) SQL Server 2012
1 2 (9.09%) SQL Server
General
1 9 (40.91%) Retail
2 2 (9.09%) Telecoms
3 1 (4.55%) Finance
3 1 (4.55%) Games
Job Titles
1 18 (81.82%) Network Engineer
2 10 (45.45%) Design Engineer
2 10 (45.45%) Network Design Engineer
3 3 (13.64%) Cisco Engineer
3 3 (13.64%) NOC Engineer
4 2 (9.09%) Designer
4 2 (9.09%) Network Designer
5 1 (4.55%) Architect
5 1 (4.55%) Infrastructure Architect
Miscellaneous
1 1 (4.55%) Management Information System
1 1 (4.55%) CLARiiON
1 1 (4.55%) Symmetrix
1 1 (4.55%) IBM XIV
1 1 (4.55%) Enterprise Storage
Operating Systems
1 6 (27.27%) Windows
2 3 (13.64%) Linux
3 2 (9.09%) Mac OS
4 1 (4.55%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
Processes & Methodologies
1 16 (72.73%) Network Design
2 5 (22.73%) Migration
3 3 (13.64%) Project Management
3 3 (13.64%) Change Management
3 3 (13.64%) Load Balancing
3 3 (13.64%) Change Control
4 2 (9.09%) TOGAF
4 2 (9.09%) Business Continuity Planning
4 2 (9.09%) Business Continuity
4 2 (9.09%) Disaster Recovery
4 2 (9.09%) BCP
4 2 (9.09%) ITIL
4 2 (9.09%) PRINCE2
5 1 (4.55%) Network Monitoring
5 1 (4.55%) Capacity Planning
5 1 (4.55%) Logistics
Programming Languages
1 12 (54.55%) Lisp
2 1 (4.55%) JavaScript
2 1 (4.55%) PHP
Qualifications
1 21 (95.45%) Cisco Certification
2 19 (86.36%) CCNP
3 14 (63.64%) CCDP
4 6 (27.27%) CCNA
5 5 (22.73%) CCIE
6 3 (13.64%) JNCIP
6 3 (13.64%) JNCIE
6 3 (13.64%) BC Cleared
6 3 (13.64%) Security Cleared
7 2 (9.09%) VMware Certified Professional (VCP)
7 2 (9.09%) CCSE
7 2 (9.09%) VCP5
7 2 (9.09%) VCAP
7 2 (9.09%) CCSA
7 2 (9.09%) CISSP
7 2 (9.09%) Microsoft Certification
7 2 (9.09%) CCDA
7 2 (9.09%) MCSE
7 2 (9.09%) MCSA
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 6 (27.27%) QA
2 2 (9.09%) SLA
System Software
1 2 (9.09%) Terminal Services
1 2 (9.09%) Active Directory
2 1 (4.55%) VMware ESX
2 1 (4.55%) VMware Infrastructure
Systems Management
1 9 (40.91%) OPNET
2 7 (31.82%) Cisco CUCM
Vendors
1 22 (100.00%) Cisco
2 13 (59.09%) HP
3 12 (54.55%) F5
3 12 (54.55%) TippingPoint
4 11 (50.00%) BMC
5 9 (40.91%) Blue Coat
6 8 (36.36%) Motorola
7 5 (22.73%) Juniper
8 3 (13.64%) Remedy
8 3 (13.64%) VMware
9 2 (9.09%) CheckPoint
10 1 (4.55%) EMC
10 1 (4.55%) IBM
10 1 (4.55%) Red Hat