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 22 May 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
22 May 2015
Same period 2014 Same period 2013
Border Gateway Protocol (BGP)
Rank 60 59 68
Rank change year-on-year
-1 +9
Contract jobs citing BGP 6 16 4
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Reading 0.67% 1.62% 0.46%
As % of the Communications & Networking category 3.11% 6.67% 2.12%
Number of daily rates quoted 1 3 1
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£438 £300 £325
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+45.83% -7.69%
UK excluding London average daily rate £350 £400 £300
% change year-on-year
-12.50% +33.33%
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 0 0
Average hourly rate - - -
UK excluding London average hourly rate £40.00 - £32.50
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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
193 240 189
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Reading 21.52% 24.34% 21.95%
Number of daily rates quoted 64 82 70
Average daily rate £350 £310 £275
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+12.90% +12.72%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £275 £206 £133
10% offered a daily rate of more than £450 £430 £425
UK excluding London average daily rate £340 £330 £315
% change year-on-year
+3.03% +4.76%
Number of hourly rates quoted 5 9 5
Average hourly rate £22.50 £16.00 £17.00
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
+40.62% -5.88%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £17.50 £13.90 £12.30
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £37.50 £18.00 £21.50
UK excluding London average hourly rate £26.00 £19.00 £22.00
% change year-on-year
+36.84% -13.63%

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
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 22 May 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 9 (81.82%) OSPF
2 7 (63.64%) Cisco
2 7 (63.64%) CCNP
2 7 (63.64%) Cisco Certification
3 6 (54.55%) Firewall
4 5 (45.45%) Wireless
4 5 (45.45%) MPLS
5 4 (36.36%) CheckPoint
5 4 (36.36%) LAN
5 4 (36.36%) WAN
5 4 (36.36%) SNMP
5 4 (36.36%) Network Security
5 4 (36.36%) Cisco ASA
5 4 (36.36%) Cisco Nexus
6 3 (27.27%) Network Architecture
6 3 (27.27%) VPN
6 3 (27.27%) UNIX
7 2 (18.18%) Linux
7 2 (18.18%) TCP/IP
7 2 (18.18%) MPEG
7 2 (18.18%) Apple
7 2 (18.18%) DOCSIS
7 2 (18.18%) DRM
7 2 (18.18%) DTV
7 2 (18.18%) EIGRP
7 2 (18.18%) Juniper
7 2 (18.18%) Adobe
7 2 (18.18%) RIP
7 2 (18.18%) CCIE
7 2 (18.18%) IPTV

BGP
Top Related IT Skills in Reading by Category

For the 6 months to 22 May 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 (18.18%) CMS
Applications
1 1 (9.09%) MS Excel
1 1 (9.09%) MS Visio
1 1 (9.09%) MS Office
Communications & Networking
1 9 (81.82%) OSPF
2 6 (54.55%) Firewall
3 5 (45.45%) Wireless
3 5 (45.45%) MPLS
4 4 (36.36%) LAN
4 4 (36.36%) WAN
4 4 (36.36%) SNMP
4 4 (36.36%) Network Security
4 4 (36.36%) Cisco ASA
4 4 (36.36%) Cisco Nexus
5 3 (27.27%) VPN
6 2 (18.18%) TCP/IP
6 2 (18.18%) DOCSIS
6 2 (18.18%) EIGRP
6 2 (18.18%) RIP
6 2 (18.18%) SSH
6 2 (18.18%) Telnet
7 1 (9.09%) Fibre Channel
7 1 (9.09%) 4G
7 1 (9.09%) Radio Access Network
General
1 2 (18.18%) Games
2 1 (9.09%) Electronics
2 1 (9.09%) Telecoms
Job Titles
1 5 (45.45%) Network Engineer
2 2 (18.18%) Security Engineer
2 2 (18.18%) Network Security Engineer
2 2 (18.18%) Test Engineer
3 1 (9.09%) Designer
3 1 (9.09%) Cisco Engineer
3 1 (9.09%) Senior Test Engineer
3 1 (9.09%) Cisco Network Engineer
3 1 (9.09%) Architect
3 1 (9.09%) Network Specialist
3 1 (9.09%) Network Architect
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 2 (18.18%) Silverlight
Miscellaneous
1 2 (18.18%) MPEG
1 2 (18.18%) DTV
1 2 (18.18%) IPTV
1 2 (18.18%) STB
1 2 (18.18%) Streaming Video
1 2 (18.18%) Video on Demand
2 1 (9.09%) Analytical Skills
2 1 (9.09%) PKI
2 1 (9.09%) Computer Science
Operating Systems
1 3 (27.27%) UNIX
2 2 (18.18%) Linux
3 1 (9.09%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
3 1 (9.09%) Windows
3 1 (9.09%) HPUX
Processes & Methodologies
1 3 (27.27%) Network Architecture
2 2 (18.18%) DRM
2 2 (18.18%) Agile Software Development
2 2 (18.18%) Validation
2 2 (18.18%) Scrum
2 2 (18.18%) Video Processing
3 1 (9.09%) Network Management
3 1 (9.09%) Demand Forecasting
3 1 (9.09%) Risk Assessment
3 1 (9.09%) Service Delivery
3 1 (9.09%) ITIL
Qualifications
1 7 (63.64%) CCNP
1 7 (63.64%) Cisco Certification
2 2 (18.18%) CCIE
3 1 (9.09%) Degree
3 1 (9.09%) CCNA
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 1 (9.09%) SLA
System Software
1 1 (9.09%) VMware Infrastructure
Systems Management
1 1 (9.09%) FortiGate
Vendors
1 7 (63.64%) Cisco
2 4 (36.36%) CheckPoint
3 2 (18.18%) Apple
3 2 (18.18%) Juniper
3 2 (18.18%) Adobe
3 2 (18.18%) VMware
3 2 (18.18%) Tektronix
4 1 (9.09%) F5
4 1 (9.09%) Ruckus Wireless
4 1 (9.09%) Meraki
4 1 (9.09%) Huawei
4 1 (9.09%) Red Hat
4 1 (9.09%) Citrix