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 27 August 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
27 Aug 2014
Same period 2013 Same period 2012
Border Gateway Protocol (BGP)
Rank 57 72 59
Rank change year-on-year
+15 -13
Contract jobs citing BGP 10 6 27
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Reading 1.16% 0.59% 2.09%
As % of the Communications & Networking category 4.18% 2.46% 5.83%
Number of daily rates quoted 6 2 3
Average daily rate
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£354 £415 £251
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
-14.75% +65.33%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £265 £347 £239
10% offered a daily rate of more than £435 £483 £310
UK excluding London average daily rate £350 £363 £325
% change year-on-year
-3.44% +11.53%
Number of hourly rates quoted 2 0 0
Average hourly rate £41.00 - -
UK excluding London average hourly rate £40.00 £41.00 £29.50
% change year-on-year
-2.43% +38.98%
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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
239 244 463
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Reading 27.69% 24.06% 35.86%
Number of daily rates quoted 92 83 105
Average daily rate £375 £275 £281
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+36.36% -2.22%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £255 £165 £213
10% offered a daily rate of more than £500 £500 £407
UK excluding London average daily rate £338 £325 £330
% change year-on-year
+3.84% -1.51%
Number of hourly rates quoted 13 11 4
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 £13.50 £20.00 £15.00
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £59.00 £34.25 £20.20
UK excluding London average hourly rate £22.50 £23.50 £25.00
% change year-on-year
-4.25% -6.00%

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 27 August 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 27 August 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 23 (82.14%) Cisco
1 23 (82.14%) MPLS
2 22 (78.57%) OSPF
3 17 (60.71%) Cisco Certification
4 16 (57.14%) Firewall
5 14 (50.00%) IPsec
6 13 (46.43%) Cisco ASA
6 13 (46.43%) F5
6 13 (46.43%) CheckPoint
6 13 (46.43%) Juniper
6 13 (46.43%) CCIE
6 13 (46.43%) VPN
7 12 (42.86%) CCNP
7 12 (42.86%) FWSM
8 11 (39.29%) Cisco PIX
8 11 (39.29%) Network Management
9 10 (35.71%) DNS
9 10 (35.71%) SNMP
9 10 (35.71%) VoIP
10 9 (32.14%) WAN
10 9 (32.14%) Cisco Nexus
11 8 (28.57%) FortiGate
11 8 (28.57%) PCI DSS
11 8 (28.57%) BIG-IP
11 8 (28.57%) Apache
11 8 (28.57%) CCSP
11 8 (28.57%) CCDP
11 8 (28.57%) Check Point Certification
11 8 (28.57%) CISSP
12 7 (25.00%) C

BGP
Top Related IT Skills in Reading by Category

For the 6 months to 27 August 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 (28.57%) Apache
2 1 (3.57%) Tomcat
2 1 (3.57%) IIS
Applications
1 1 (3.57%) MS Excel
1 1 (3.57%) MS Visio
Communications & Networking
1 23 (82.14%) MPLS
2 22 (78.57%) OSPF
3 16 (57.14%) Firewall
4 14 (50.00%) IPsec
5 13 (46.43%) VPN
5 13 (46.43%) Cisco ASA
6 12 (42.86%) FWSM
7 11 (39.29%) Cisco PIX
8 10 (35.71%) SNMP
8 10 (35.71%) DNS
8 10 (35.71%) VoIP
9 9 (32.14%) WAN
9 9 (32.14%) Cisco Nexus
10 8 (28.57%) BIG-IP
11 6 (21.43%) LAN
11 6 (21.43%) PPP
12 5 (17.86%) IGRP
13 4 (14.29%) FDDI
13 4 (14.29%) SMDS
13 4 (14.29%) ATM
Development Applications
1 7 (25.00%) GDB
General
1 4 (14.29%) Telecoms
1 4 (14.29%) Finance
2 1 (3.57%) Legal
2 1 (3.57%) Retail
Job Titles
1 8 (28.57%) IP Engineer
2 7 (25.00%) Design Engineer
2 7 (25.00%) Network Engineer
2 7 (25.00%) Security Engineer
3 3 (10.71%) Integration Engineer
3 3 (10.71%) Senior Security Engineer
3 3 (10.71%) Software Engineer
3 3 (10.71%) Consultant
3 3 (10.71%) Senior IP Engineer
3 3 (10.71%) Senior Design Engineer
3 3 (10.71%) Embedded C Engineer
3 3 (10.71%) Development Engineer
4 2 (7.14%) Embedded Software Engineer
4 2 (7.14%) Architect
4 2 (7.14%) Network Consultant
4 2 (7.14%) Network Security Engineer
4 2 (7.14%) IP Network Engineer
4 2 (7.14%) Network Design Engineer
4 2 (7.14%) Network Architect
5 1 (3.57%) NOC Engineer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 1 (3.57%) .NET
Miscellaneous
1 1 (3.57%) SecurID
Operating Systems
1 4 (14.29%) UNIX
Processes & Methodologies
1 11 (39.29%) Network Management
2 7 (25.00%) Network Design
3 5 (17.86%) Risk Assessment
4 4 (14.29%) Demand Forecasting
4 4 (14.29%) ITIL
5 3 (10.71%) Change Management
5 3 (10.71%) Software Engineering
5 3 (10.71%) Load Balancing
6 2 (7.14%) Embedded Software Development
7 1 (3.57%) SABSA
7 1 (3.57%) Network Monitoring
7 1 (3.57%) Problem Management
7 1 (3.57%) Release Management
7 1 (3.57%) Stress Testing
7 1 (3.57%) eTOM
7 1 (3.57%) DoDAF
7 1 (3.57%) Project Planning
7 1 (3.57%) Data Security
7 1 (3.57%) Validation
7 1 (3.57%) Project Management
Programming Languages
1 7 (25.00%) C
2 6 (21.43%) Embedded C
3 5 (17.86%) Python
4 2 (7.14%) Perl
5 1 (3.57%) Shell Script
Qualifications
1 17 (60.71%) Cisco Certification
2 13 (46.43%) CCIE
3 12 (42.86%) CCNP
4 8 (28.57%) CCSP
4 8 (28.57%) Check Point Certification
4 8 (28.57%) CCDP
4 8 (28.57%) CISSP
5 2 (7.14%) Security Cleared
5 2 (7.14%) CCNA
6 1 (3.57%) CCSA
6 1 (3.57%) CCSE
6 1 (3.57%) Degree
6 1 (3.57%) SC Cleared
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 8 (28.57%) PCI DSS
2 2 (7.14%) SLA
3 1 (3.57%) COBIT
System Software
1 1 (3.57%) VMware Infrastructure
Systems Management
1 8 (28.57%) FortiGate
Vendors
1 23 (82.14%) Cisco
2 13 (46.43%) Juniper
2 13 (46.43%) CheckPoint
2 13 (46.43%) F5
3 3 (10.71%) Ericsson
4 2 (7.14%) Nokia
4 2 (7.14%) IBM
4 2 (7.14%) HP
5 1 (3.57%) Nortel
5 1 (3.57%) Microsoft
5 1 (3.57%) Siemens
5 1 (3.57%) AlgoSec
5 1 (3.57%) Radware
5 1 (3.57%) VMware
5 1 (3.57%) Redback
5 1 (3.57%) Blue Coat
5 1 (3.57%) Fortinet
5 1 (3.57%) Tufin