The table below looks at the statistics for BGP skills in IT contracts advertised for the Reading region. Included is a guide to the average contractor rates offered in IT contracts that have cited BGP over the 3 months to 19 September 2014 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
19 Sep 2014
Same period 2013 Same period 2012
Border Gateway Protocol (BGP)
Rank 61 75 61
Rank change year-on-year
+14 -14
Contract jobs citing BGP 7 8 39
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Reading 0.81% 0.79% 2.83%
As % of the Communications & Networking category 3.23% 3.39% 7.22%
Number of daily rates quoted 5 2 7
Average daily rate
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£288 £415 £275
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
-30.72% +50.90%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £263 £347 £245
10% offered a daily rate of more than £420 £483 £340
UK excluding London average daily rate £350 £365 £325
% change year-on-year
-4.10% +12.30%
Number of hourly rates quoted 1 0 0
Average hourly rate £42.00 - -
UK excluding London average hourly rate £40.00 £38.75 £29.50
% change year-on-year
+3.22% +31.35%
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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 Reading region.

Communications & Networking Category
Reading
Contract IT job ads with a match in the
Communications & Networking category
217 236 540
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Reading 24.97% 23.21% 39.16%
Number of daily rates quoted 95 80 111
Average daily rate £400 £315 £300
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+26.98% +5.00%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £255 £164 £213
10% offered a daily rate of more than £500 £475 £410
UK excluding London average daily rate £347 £325 £330
% change year-on-year
+6.91% -1.51%
Number of hourly rates quoted 12 8 5
Average hourly rate £17.50 £25.00 £17.50
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
-30.00% +42.85%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £13.30 £13.00 £15.00
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £59.00 £30.50 £29.75
UK excluding London average hourly rate £22.50 £22.50 £24.97
% change year-on-year
- -9.89%

BGP
Jobs Demand Trend in Reading

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

BGP Jobs Demand Trend in Reading

BGP
Daily Rate Trend in Reading

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

BGP Daily Rate Trend in Reading

BGP
Daily Rate Histogram in Reading

This chart provides a histogram of daily rates quoted in contract IT jobs citing BGP across the Reading region over the 3 months to 19 September 2014.

BGP Daily Rate Histogram in Reading

BGP
Hourly Rate Trend in Reading

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

BGP Hourly Rate Trend in Reading

BGP
Top 30 Related IT Skills in Reading

For the 6 months to 19 September 2014, IT contractor jobs across the Reading 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 21 (84.00%) MPLS
1 21 (84.00%) OSPF
2 20 (80.00%) Cisco
3 15 (60.00%) Cisco Certification
4 14 (56.00%) IPsec
5 13 (52.00%) Firewall
5 13 (52.00%) VPN
6 12 (48.00%) CCIE
6 12 (48.00%) Juniper
7 11 (44.00%) CheckPoint
7 11 (44.00%) Cisco ASA
7 11 (44.00%) Network Management
7 11 (44.00%) F5
8 10 (40.00%) FWSM
8 10 (40.00%) Cisco PIX
8 10 (40.00%) CCNP
8 10 (40.00%) VoIP
8 10 (40.00%) SNMP
9 9 (36.00%) DNS
9 9 (36.00%) Cisco Nexus
10 8 (32.00%) FortiGate
10 8 (32.00%) PCI DSS
10 8 (32.00%) BIG-IP
10 8 (32.00%) CCSP
10 8 (32.00%) CCDP
10 8 (32.00%) CISSP
10 8 (32.00%) Apache
10 8 (32.00%) Check Point Certification
11 7 (28.00%) C
11 7 (28.00%) WAN

BGP
Top Related IT Skills in Reading by Category

For the 6 months to 19 September 2014, IT contractor jobs across the Reading 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 8 (32.00%) Apache
Applications
1 1 (4.00%) MS Visio
Communications & Networking
1 21 (84.00%) MPLS
1 21 (84.00%) OSPF
2 14 (56.00%) IPsec
3 13 (52.00%) Firewall
3 13 (52.00%) VPN
4 11 (44.00%) Cisco ASA
5 10 (40.00%) FWSM
5 10 (40.00%) Cisco PIX
5 10 (40.00%) VoIP
5 10 (40.00%) SNMP
6 9 (36.00%) DNS
6 9 (36.00%) Cisco Nexus
7 8 (32.00%) BIG-IP
8 7 (28.00%) WAN
9 6 (24.00%) PPP
10 5 (20.00%) IGRP
10 5 (20.00%) LAN
11 4 (16.00%) SNA
11 4 (16.00%) FDDI
11 4 (16.00%) SMDS
Development Applications
1 7 (28.00%) GDB
General
1 4 (16.00%) Telecoms
1 4 (16.00%) Finance
2 1 (4.00%) Legal
2 1 (4.00%) Retail
Job Titles
1 8 (32.00%) IP Engineer
2 7 (28.00%) Design Engineer
3 6 (24.00%) Security Engineer
3 6 (24.00%) Network Engineer
4 3 (12.00%) Software Engineer
4 3 (12.00%) Senior IP Engineer
4 3 (12.00%) Senior Design Engineer
4 3 (12.00%) Development Engineer
4 3 (12.00%) Consultant
4 3 (12.00%) Senior Security Engineer
4 3 (12.00%) Integration Engineer
4 3 (12.00%) Embedded C Engineer
5 2 (8.00%) IP Network Engineer
5 2 (8.00%) Network Design Engineer
5 2 (8.00%) Embedded Software Engineer
5 2 (8.00%) Network Consultant
6 1 (4.00%) Architect
6 1 (4.00%) Network Security Engineer
6 1 (4.00%) Support Engineer
6 1 (4.00%) 3rd Line Support
Miscellaneous
1 1 (4.00%) SecurID
Operating Systems
1 3 (12.00%) UNIX
Processes & Methodologies
1 11 (44.00%) Network Management
2 7 (28.00%) Network Design
2 7 (28.00%) Mentoring
3 5 (20.00%) Risk Assessment
4 4 (16.00%) Demand Forecasting
4 4 (16.00%) ITIL
5 3 (12.00%) Software Engineering
5 3 (12.00%) Load Balancing
6 2 (8.00%) Change Management
6 2 (8.00%) Embedded Software Development
7 1 (4.00%) Project Management
7 1 (4.00%) Validation
7 1 (4.00%) SABSA
7 1 (4.00%) Network Monitoring
7 1 (4.00%) TOGAF
7 1 (4.00%) Stress Testing
7 1 (4.00%) eTOM
7 1 (4.00%) DoDAF
7 1 (4.00%) Project Planning
Programming Languages
1 7 (28.00%) C
2 6 (24.00%) Embedded C
3 5 (20.00%) Python
4 1 (4.00%) Shell Script
4 1 (4.00%) Perl
Qualifications
1 15 (60.00%) Cisco Certification
2 12 (48.00%) CCIE
3 10 (40.00%) CCNP
4 8 (32.00%) CCSP
4 8 (32.00%) CCDP
4 8 (32.00%) CISSP
4 8 (32.00%) Check Point Certification
5 2 (8.00%) Security Cleared
6 1 (4.00%) CCNA
6 1 (4.00%) SC Cleared
6 1 (4.00%) Degree
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 8 (32.00%) PCI DSS
2 1 (4.00%) SLA
2 1 (4.00%) COBIT
System Software
1 1 (4.00%) VMware Infrastructure
Systems Management
1 8 (32.00%) FortiGate
Vendors
1 20 (80.00%) Cisco
2 12 (48.00%) Juniper
3 11 (44.00%) CheckPoint
3 11 (44.00%) F5
4 3 (12.00%) Ericsson
5 2 (8.00%) IBM
5 2 (8.00%) HP
5 2 (8.00%) Nokia
6 1 (4.00%) Radware
6 1 (4.00%) Siemens
6 1 (4.00%) VMware
6 1 (4.00%) Nortel
6 1 (4.00%) AlgoSec
6 1 (4.00%) Tufin
6 1 (4.00%) Redback
6 1 (4.00%) Blue Coat
6 1 (4.00%) Fortinet