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 24 October 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
24 Oct 2014
Same period 2013 Same period 2012
Border Gateway Protocol (BGP)
Rank 68 77 55
Rank change year-on-year
+9 -22
Contract jobs citing BGP 7 7 42
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Reading 0.78% 0.65% 3.12%
As % of the Communications & Networking category 3.63% 2.76% 7.45%
Number of daily rates quoted 7 0 12
Average daily rate
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£275 - £280
90% offered a daily rate of more than £265 - £252
10% offered a daily rate of more than £420 - £340
UK excluding London average daily rate £350 £362 £340
% change year-on-year
-3.18% +6.32%
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 0 0
Average hourly rate - - -
UK excluding London average hourly rate £30.00 £37.50 £31.50
% change year-on-year
-20.00% +19.04%
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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
193 254 564
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Reading 21.61% 23.41% 41.87%
Number of daily rates quoted 92 93 130
Average daily rate £350 £284 £300
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+23.34% -5.41%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £225 £164 £235
10% offered a daily rate of more than £475 £425 £410
UK excluding London average daily rate £345 £325 £340
% change year-on-year
+6.15% -4.41%
Number of hourly rates quoted 11 9 2
Average hourly rate £17.50 £20.00 £29.75
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
-12.50% -32.77%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £12.50 £13.00 £23.55
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £59.00 £25.00 £35.95
UK excluding London average hourly rate £22.50 £22.50 £21.00
% change year-on-year
- +7.14%

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 24 October 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 24 October 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 15 (78.95%) MPLS
2 14 (73.68%) OSPF
3 11 (57.89%) Cisco
4 9 (47.37%) Cisco Certification
5 8 (42.11%) Firewall
6 7 (36.84%) GDB
6 7 (36.84%) CCIE
6 7 (36.84%) C
6 7 (36.84%) WAN
7 6 (31.58%) PPP
7 6 (31.58%) Embedded C
7 6 (31.58%) VPN
7 6 (31.58%) IPsec
8 5 (26.32%) Juniper
8 5 (26.32%) Python
8 5 (26.32%) F5
8 5 (26.32%) Network Design
8 5 (26.32%) Cisco PIX
8 5 (26.32%) Cisco ASA
9 4 (21.05%) FDDI
9 4 (21.05%) SMDS
9 4 (21.05%) Network Management
9 4 (21.05%) SNMP
9 4 (21.05%) LAN
9 4 (21.05%) SNA
9 4 (21.05%) CCNP
9 4 (21.05%) CheckPoint
9 4 (21.05%) IGRP
9 4 (21.05%) X.25
9 4 (21.05%) Telecoms

BGP
Top Related IT Skills in Reading by Category

For the 6 months to 24 October 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 2 (10.53%) Apache
Communications & Networking
1 15 (78.95%) MPLS
2 14 (73.68%) OSPF
3 8 (42.11%) Firewall
4 7 (36.84%) WAN
5 6 (31.58%) PPP
5 6 (31.58%) VPN
5 6 (31.58%) IPsec
6 5 (26.32%) Cisco PIX
6 5 (26.32%) Cisco ASA
7 4 (21.05%) FDDI
7 4 (21.05%) SMDS
7 4 (21.05%) X.25
7 4 (21.05%) IGRP
7 4 (21.05%) SNA
7 4 (21.05%) SNMP
7 4 (21.05%) LAN
8 3 (15.79%) VoIP
8 3 (15.79%) Ethernet
8 3 (15.79%) FWSM
8 3 (15.79%) Cisco Nexus
Development Applications
1 7 (36.84%) GDB
General
1 4 (21.05%) Telecoms
2 3 (15.79%) Finance
Job Titles
1 6 (31.58%) Network Engineer
2 4 (21.05%) IP Engineer
3 3 (15.79%) Development Engineer
3 3 (15.79%) Embedded C Engineer
3 3 (15.79%) Design Engineer
3 3 (15.79%) Software Engineer
4 2 (10.53%) Network Consultant
4 2 (10.53%) Consultant
4 2 (10.53%) IP Network Engineer
4 2 (10.53%) Network Design Engineer
4 2 (10.53%) Security Engineer
4 2 (10.53%) Integration Engineer
4 2 (10.53%) Embedded Software Engineer
4 2 (10.53%) Test Engineer
5 1 (5.26%) Team Leader
5 1 (5.26%) Network Security Engineer
5 1 (5.26%) Support Engineer
5 1 (5.26%) 3rd Line Support
5 1 (5.26%) Network Architect
5 1 (5.26%) NOC Engineer
Miscellaneous
1 1 (5.26%) SecurID
1 1 (5.26%) Video Conferencing
Operating Systems
1 3 (15.79%) UNIX
Processes & Methodologies
1 5 (26.32%) Network Design
2 4 (21.05%) Network Management
3 3 (15.79%) Load Balancing
3 3 (15.79%) Software Engineering
3 3 (15.79%) ITIL
3 3 (15.79%) Risk Assessment
4 2 (10.53%) Embedded Software Development
4 2 (10.53%) Demand Forecasting
4 2 (10.53%) Change Management
5 1 (5.26%) eTOM
5 1 (5.26%) Stress Testing
5 1 (5.26%) SIEM
5 1 (5.26%) Mentoring
5 1 (5.26%) Network Monitoring
Programming Languages
1 7 (36.84%) C
2 6 (31.58%) Embedded C
3 5 (26.32%) Python
4 1 (5.26%) Shell Script
4 1 (5.26%) Perl
Qualifications
1 9 (47.37%) Cisco Certification
2 7 (36.84%) CCIE
3 4 (21.05%) CCNP
4 2 (10.53%) CCSP
4 2 (10.53%) Check Point Certification
4 2 (10.53%) CCDP
4 2 (10.53%) CISSP
5 1 (5.26%) Degree
5 1 (5.26%) SC Cleared
5 1 (5.26%) Security Cleared
5 1 (5.26%) CCIP
5 1 (5.26%) CCNA
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 2 (10.53%) PCI DSS
2 1 (5.26%) SLA
System Software
1 1 (5.26%) ProxySG
Systems Management
1 3 (15.79%) FortiGate
Vendors
1 11 (57.89%) Cisco
2 5 (26.32%) Juniper
2 5 (26.32%) F5
3 4 (21.05%) CheckPoint
4 2 (10.53%) IBM
4 2 (10.53%) Blue Coat
5 1 (5.26%) Fortinet
5 1 (5.26%) Tufin
5 1 (5.26%) AlgoSec
5 1 (5.26%) SevOne
5 1 (5.26%) Nortel
5 1 (5.26%) Radware
5 1 (5.26%) Redback
5 1 (5.26%) BMC
5 1 (5.26%) Ericsson
5 1 (5.26%) Nokia
5 1 (5.26%) Siemens