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 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 60 59 74
Rank change year-on-year
-1 +15
Contract jobs citing BGP 17 10 5
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Reading 1.69% 1.16% 0.50%
As % of the Communications & Networking category 8.21% 4.18% 2.09%
Number of daily rates quoted 9 6 2
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£388 £354 £415
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+9.54% -14.75%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £375 £265 £347
10% offered a daily rate of more than £451 £435 £483
UK excluding London average daily rate £375 £350 £364
% change year-on-year
+7.14% -3.78%
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 2 0
Average hourly rate - £41.00 -
UK excluding London average hourly rate £47.83 £40.00 £41.00
% change year-on-year
+19.57% -2.43%
BGP
Berkshire

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
207 239 239
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Reading 20.62% 27.69% 23.80%
Number of daily rates quoted 101 92 83
Average daily rate £388 £375 £278
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+3.33% +35.13%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £230 £255 £165
10% offered a daily rate of more than £525 £500 £500
UK excluding London average daily rate £350 £338 £325
% change year-on-year
+3.70% +3.84%
Number of hourly rates quoted 9 13 11
Average hourly rate £17.50 £17.50 £25.00
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
- -30.00%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £11.50 £13.50 £20.00
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £30.65 £59.00 £34.25
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 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 28 August 2015.

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 28 August 2015, 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 17 (73.91%) OSPF
2 15 (65.22%) Cisco
3 12 (52.17%) VPN
3 12 (52.17%) Data Centre
4 11 (47.83%) F5
4 11 (47.83%) TCP/IP
5 10 (43.48%) LAN
5 10 (43.48%) MPLS
5 10 (43.48%) CheckPoint
5 10 (43.48%) VLAN
5 10 (43.48%) Load Balancing
6 9 (39.13%) SC Cleared
6 9 (39.13%) Security Cleared
6 9 (39.13%) Juniper
7 8 (34.78%) Firewall
8 7 (30.43%) Cisco Certification
9 6 (26.09%) CCNP
9 6 (26.09%) VMware
9 6 (26.09%) WebEx
10 5 (21.74%) Degree
10 5 (21.74%) EIGRP
10 5 (21.74%) UNIX
10 5 (21.74%) SNMP
11 4 (17.39%) DNS
11 4 (17.39%) VRRP
11 4 (17.39%) Cisco ASA
11 4 (17.39%) LTE
11 4 (17.39%) VMware Infrastructure
11 4 (17.39%) Validation
11 4 (17.39%) Wireless

BGP
Top Related IT Skills in Reading by Category

For the 6 months to 28 August 2015, 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 2 (8.70%) CMS
2 1 (4.35%) Exchange Server 2003
2 1 (4.35%) MS Exchange
Applications
1 1 (4.35%) MS Office
1 1 (4.35%) MS Excel
1 1 (4.35%) MS Visio
Communications & Networking
1 17 (73.91%) OSPF
2 12 (52.17%) VPN
3 11 (47.83%) TCP/IP
4 10 (43.48%) MPLS
4 10 (43.48%) LAN
4 10 (43.48%) VLAN
5 8 (34.78%) Firewall
6 6 (26.09%) WebEx
7 5 (21.74%) EIGRP
7 5 (21.74%) SNMP
8 4 (17.39%) DNS
8 4 (17.39%) Wireless
8 4 (17.39%) VRRP
8 4 (17.39%) Cisco Nexus
8 4 (17.39%) IPsec
8 4 (17.39%) Cisco ASA
8 4 (17.39%) LTE
8 4 (17.39%) 4G
9 3 (13.04%) VPLS
9 3 (13.04%) IGRP
General
1 4 (17.39%) Telecoms
2 2 (8.70%) Games
2 2 (8.70%) Electronics
3 1 (4.35%) Military
Job Titles
1 12 (52.17%) Network Engineer
2 5 (21.74%) Operations Engineer
2 5 (21.74%) Network Operations Engineer
3 4 (17.39%) Senior Network Engineer
4 2 (8.70%) Cisco Engineer
4 2 (8.70%) Architect
4 2 (8.70%) Test Engineer
4 2 (8.70%) Cisco Network Engineer
4 2 (8.70%) Network Specialist
4 2 (8.70%) IP Engineer
5 1 (4.35%) Senior Network Operations Engineer
5 1 (4.35%) Data Centre Consultant
5 1 (4.35%) Senior Operations Engineer
5 1 (4.35%) Senior Network Specialist
5 1 (4.35%) Senior Network Support
5 1 (4.35%) Senior Network Support Engineer
5 1 (4.35%) Web Architect
5 1 (4.35%) Data Consultant
5 1 (4.35%) Network Architect
5 1 (4.35%) Network Support Engineer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 2 (8.70%) Silverlight
Miscellaneous
1 12 (52.17%) Data Centre
2 3 (13.04%) PKI
3 2 (8.70%) IPTV
3 2 (8.70%) Computer Science
3 2 (8.70%) Video on Demand
3 2 (8.70%) MPEG
3 2 (8.70%) DTV
3 2 (8.70%) GIS
3 2 (8.70%) Streaming Video
3 2 (8.70%) STB
4 1 (4.35%) EMC VNX
4 1 (4.35%) CESG
4 1 (4.35%) Analytical Skills
Operating Systems
1 5 (21.74%) UNIX
2 3 (13.04%) Linux
3 2 (8.70%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
3 2 (8.70%) Windows
4 1 (4.35%) HPUX
4 1 (4.35%) Solaris
Processes & Methodologies
1 10 (43.48%) Load Balancing
2 4 (17.39%) Validation
3 2 (8.70%) Scrum
3 2 (8.70%) DRM
3 2 (8.70%) Project Management
3 2 (8.70%) Video Processing
3 2 (8.70%) Network Management
3 2 (8.70%) Capacity Management
3 2 (8.70%) Agile Software Development
3 2 (8.70%) Network Design
4 1 (4.35%) ITIL
4 1 (4.35%) Demand Forecasting
4 1 (4.35%) Kalman Filter
4 1 (4.35%) Risk Assessment
Programming Languages
1 2 (8.70%) Perl
2 1 (4.35%) Python
2 1 (4.35%) Shell Script
Qualifications
1 9 (39.13%) SC Cleared
1 9 (39.13%) Security Cleared
2 7 (30.43%) Cisco Certification
3 6 (26.09%) CCNP
4 5 (21.74%) Degree
5 3 (13.04%) CCIE
6 1 (4.35%) CCSP
6 1 (4.35%) CCIP
6 1 (4.35%) CCNA
6 1 (4.35%) Check Point Certification
6 1 (4.35%) JNCIA
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 1 (4.35%) SLA
System Software
1 4 (17.39%) VMware Infrastructure
2 1 (4.35%) Active Directory
Systems Management
1 1 (4.35%) Cisco CUCM
1 1 (4.35%) FortiGate
Vendors
1 15 (65.22%) Cisco
2 11 (47.83%) F5
3 10 (43.48%) CheckPoint
4 9 (39.13%) Juniper
5 6 (26.09%) VMware
6 2 (8.70%) ComArch
6 2 (8.70%) Cramer
6 2 (8.70%) Alcatel-Lucent
6 2 (8.70%) Red Hat
6 2 (8.70%) Apple
6 2 (8.70%) Adobe
6 2 (8.70%) Tektronix
7 1 (4.35%) Aerohive Networks
7 1 (4.35%) Ruckus Wireless
7 1 (4.35%) Meraki
7 1 (4.35%) HP
7 1 (4.35%) EMC
7 1 (4.35%) Citrix
7 1 (4.35%) Microsoft
7 1 (4.35%) Fortinet
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