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 December 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 Dec 2014
Same period 2013 Same period 2012
Border Gateway Protocol (BGP)
Rank 60 87 69
Rank change year-on-year
+27 -18
Contract jobs citing BGP 11 2 18
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Reading 1.22% 0.18% 1.55%
As % of the Communications & Networking category 5.79% 0.77% 4.18%
Number of daily rates quoted 7 1 6
Average daily rate
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£350 £350 £280
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
- +25.00%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £265 £350 £258
10% offered a daily rate of more than £435 £350 £340
UK excluding London average daily rate £355 £350 £323
% change year-on-year
+1.42% +8.52%
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 0 0
Average hourly rate - - -
UK excluding London average hourly rate £30.00 £25.50 £102.75
% change year-on-year
+17.64% -75.18%
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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
190 260 431
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Reading 20.99% 23.57% 37.06%
Number of daily rates quoted 98 101 110
Average daily rate £350 £375 £285
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
-6.66% +31.57%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £248 £163 £225
10% offered a daily rate of more than £525 £450 £390
UK excluding London average daily rate £350 £338 £325
% change year-on-year
+3.70% +3.84%
Number of hourly rates quoted 2 8 7
Average hourly rate £18.00 £14.00 £16.33
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
+28.57% -14.24%
UK excluding London average hourly rate £23.50 £20.50 £21.00
% change year-on-year
+14.63% -2.38%

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 December 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 December 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 12 (66.67%) Cisco
1 12 (66.67%) MPLS
2 11 (61.11%) OSPF
3 10 (55.56%) Cisco Certification
4 8 (44.44%) CCIE
5 7 (38.89%) WAN
5 7 (38.89%) Firewall
6 6 (33.33%) CCNP
7 5 (27.78%) LAN
7 5 (27.78%) PPP
7 5 (27.78%) Python
7 5 (27.78%) Cisco ASA
7 5 (27.78%) Network Design
7 5 (27.78%) F5
7 5 (27.78%) Cisco Nexus
7 5 (27.78%) FortiGate
8 4 (22.22%) SNA
8 4 (22.22%) FDDI
8 4 (22.22%) SMDS
8 4 (22.22%) Telecoms
8 4 (22.22%) EIGRP
8 4 (22.22%) IGRP
8 4 (22.22%) X.25
8 4 (22.22%) Juniper
8 4 (22.22%) CheckPoint
9 3 (16.67%) SONET
9 3 (16.67%) VMware
9 3 (16.67%) CCIP
9 3 (16.67%) C
9 3 (16.67%) Ethernet

BGP
Top Related IT Skills in Reading by Category

For the 6 months to 19 December 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 1 (5.56%) Apache
Communications & Networking
1 12 (66.67%) MPLS
2 11 (61.11%) OSPF
3 7 (38.89%) WAN
3 7 (38.89%) Firewall
4 5 (27.78%) LAN
4 5 (27.78%) PPP
4 5 (27.78%) Cisco ASA
4 5 (27.78%) Cisco Nexus
5 4 (22.22%) SNA
5 4 (22.22%) FDDI
5 4 (22.22%) SMDS
5 4 (22.22%) EIGRP
5 4 (22.22%) IGRP
5 4 (22.22%) X.25
6 3 (16.67%) SONET
6 3 (16.67%) Ethernet
6 3 (16.67%) Cisco PIX
7 2 (11.11%) Network Security
7 2 (11.11%) BIG-IP
7 2 (11.11%) F5 BIG-IP LTM
Development Applications
1 3 (16.67%) GDB
General
1 4 (22.22%) Telecoms
2 1 (5.56%) Retail
Job Titles
1 6 (33.33%) Network Engineer
2 4 (22.22%) Architect
3 3 (16.67%) Software Engineer
3 3 (16.67%) Security Engineer
3 3 (16.67%) Network Architect
4 2 (11.11%) Integration Engineer
4 2 (11.11%) Embedded Software Engineer
4 2 (11.11%) Test Engineer
4 2 (11.11%) IP Engineer
4 2 (11.11%) Network Consultant
4 2 (11.11%) Consultant
4 2 (11.11%) Network Security Engineer
5 1 (5.56%) Solutions Architect
5 1 (5.56%) Team Leader
5 1 (5.56%) NOC Engineer
5 1 (5.56%) Network Team Leader
5 1 (5.56%) Solutions Consultant
Miscellaneous
1 1 (5.56%) Video Conferencing
Operating Systems
1 1 (5.56%) UNIX
1 1 (5.56%) Windows
1 1 (5.56%) Windows Server 2008
Processes & Methodologies
1 5 (27.78%) Network Design
2 3 (16.67%) Software Engineering
3 2 (11.11%) Network Management
4 1 (5.56%) Risk Assessment
4 1 (5.56%) Change Management
4 1 (5.56%) ITIL
4 1 (5.56%) Embedded Software Development
4 1 (5.56%) Network Monitoring
4 1 (5.56%) Demand Forecasting
4 1 (5.56%) Deep Packet Inspection
4 1 (5.56%) Mentoring
4 1 (5.56%) SIEM
4 1 (5.56%) Load Balancing
4 1 (5.56%) Stress Testing
Programming Languages
1 5 (27.78%) Python
2 3 (16.67%) C
3 2 (11.11%) Embedded C
4 1 (5.56%) Shell Script
4 1 (5.56%) Perl
4 1 (5.56%) SQL
Qualifications
1 10 (55.56%) Cisco Certification
2 8 (44.44%) CCIE
3 6 (33.33%) CCNP
4 3 (16.67%) CCIP
5 2 (11.11%) CISSP
6 1 (5.56%) CCSA
6 1 (5.56%) CCSP
6 1 (5.56%) Check Point Certification
6 1 (5.56%) CCNA
6 1 (5.56%) CCDP
6 1 (5.56%) CCSE
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 1 (5.56%) SLA
1 1 (5.56%) PCI DSS
System Software
1 2 (11.11%) ProxySG
2 1 (5.56%) Hyper-V
Systems Management
1 5 (27.78%) FortiGate
Vendors
1 12 (66.67%) Cisco
2 5 (27.78%) F5
3 4 (22.22%) Juniper
3 4 (22.22%) CheckPoint
4 3 (16.67%) VMware
5 2 (11.11%) Blue Coat
5 2 (11.11%) IBM
6 1 (5.56%) BMC
6 1 (5.56%) Siemens
6 1 (5.56%) Nortel
6 1 (5.56%) Citrix
6 1 (5.56%) SevOne
6 1 (5.56%) Infoblox