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 10 February 2016 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
10 Feb 2016
Same period 2015 Same period 2014
Border Gateway Protocol (BGP)
Rank 60 64 74
Rank change year-on-year
+4 +10
Contract jobs citing BGP 16 8 4
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Reading 1.62% 0.91% 0.40%
As % of the Communications & Networking category 5.65% 4.28% 1.65%
Number of daily rates quoted 7 7 3
Average daily rate £363 £363 £350
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
- +3.57%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £345 £320 £330
10% offered a daily rate of more than £437 £435 £430
UK excluding London average daily rate £363 £350 £350
% change year-on-year
+3.57% -
Number of hourly rates quoted 2 0 1
Average hourly rate £45.15 - £180.00
UK excluding London average hourly rate £43.00 £30.00 £180.00
% change year-on-year
+43.33% -83.33%
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
283 187 243
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Reading 28.73% 21.35% 24.40%
Number of daily rates quoted 145 90 88
Average daily rate £363 £350 £320
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+3.57% +9.54%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £275 £115 £190
10% offered a daily rate of more than £450 £500 £475
UK excluding London average daily rate £363 £350 £350
% change year-on-year
+3.57% -
Number of hourly rates quoted 18 2 16
Average hourly rate £45.00 £21.50 £180.00
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
+109.30% -88.05%
UK excluding London average hourly rate £30.00 £26.00 £21.00
% change year-on-year
+15.38% +23.80%

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 10 February 2016, 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 29 (93.55%) OSPF
2 26 (83.87%) Cisco
3 23 (74.19%) VPN
4 22 (70.97%) VLAN
5 21 (67.74%) Juniper
6 18 (58.06%) CheckPoint
6 18 (58.06%) MPLS
7 16 (51.61%) TCP/IP
7 16 (51.61%) LAN
7 16 (51.61%) Load Balancing
7 16 (51.61%) F5
8 15 (48.39%) Firewall
9 11 (35.48%) Data Centre
9 11 (35.48%) SC Cleared
9 11 (35.48%) Security Cleared
10 10 (32.26%) WebEx
10 10 (32.26%) WAN
10 10 (32.26%) Cisco Certification
10 10 (32.26%) CCNP
11 7 (22.58%) EIGRP
12 6 (19.35%) SNMP
13 5 (16.13%) SSL
13 5 (16.13%) VRRP
13 5 (16.13%) IPsec
13 5 (16.13%) Cisco ASA
13 5 (16.13%) Network Design
14 4 (12.90%) HSRP
14 4 (12.90%) Wi-Fi
14 4 (12.90%) Validation
14 4 (12.90%) RIP

BGP
Top Related IT Skills in Reading by Category

For the 6 months to 10 February 2016, 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 3 (9.68%) CMS
Communications & Networking
1 29 (93.55%) OSPF
2 23 (74.19%) VPN
3 22 (70.97%) VLAN
4 18 (58.06%) MPLS
5 16 (51.61%) LAN
5 16 (51.61%) TCP/IP
6 15 (48.39%) Firewall
7 10 (32.26%) WAN
7 10 (32.26%) WebEx
8 7 (22.58%) EIGRP
9 6 (19.35%) SNMP
10 5 (16.13%) Cisco ASA
10 5 (16.13%) IPsec
10 5 (16.13%) SSL
10 5 (16.13%) VRRP
11 4 (12.90%) HSRP
11 4 (12.90%) RIP
11 4 (12.90%) Wi-Fi
12 3 (9.68%) DNS
12 3 (9.68%) TACACS
Database & Business Intelligence
1 1 (3.23%) GIS
General
1 3 (9.68%) Games
1 3 (9.68%) Telecoms
Job Titles
1 20 (64.52%) Network Engineer
2 11 (35.48%) Senior Network Engineer
3 5 (16.13%) Firewall Engineer
4 4 (12.90%) Network Operations Engineer
4 4 (12.90%) Operations Engineer
4 4 (12.90%) Senior Firewall Engineer
5 3 (9.68%) Cisco Engineer
5 3 (9.68%) Cisco Network Engineer
5 3 (9.68%) Designer
5 3 (9.68%) IP Designer
5 3 (9.68%) Network Designer
5 3 (9.68%) SC Cleared Network Engineer
5 3 (9.68%) Tester
6 2 (6.45%) LAN Engineer
6 2 (6.45%) LAN/WAN Engineer
6 2 (6.45%) NOC Engineer
6 2 (6.45%) Technical Tester
6 2 (6.45%) WAN Engineer
7 1 (3.23%) Senior Cisco Engineer
7 1 (3.23%) Senior Network Specialist
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 3 (9.68%) Silverlight
2 1 (3.23%) 802.1X
Miscellaneous
1 11 (35.48%) Data Centre
2 3 (9.68%) DTV
2 3 (9.68%) IPTV
2 3 (9.68%) MPEG
2 3 (9.68%) Streaming Video
2 3 (9.68%) Video on Demand
3 2 (6.45%) Management Information System
Operating Systems
1 4 (12.90%) Linux
1 4 (12.90%) Unix
2 1 (3.23%) Windows
Processes & Methodologies
1 16 (51.61%) Load Balancing
2 5 (16.13%) Network Design
3 4 (12.90%) Validation
4 3 (9.68%) Agile Software Development
4 3 (9.68%) DRM
4 3 (9.68%) Migration
4 3 (9.68%) Scrum
4 3 (9.68%) Video Processing
5 2 (6.45%) Change Management
5 2 (6.45%) Incident Management
6 1 (3.23%) Capacity Management
6 1 (3.23%) High Availability
6 1 (3.23%) ITIL
6 1 (3.23%) Network Management
6 1 (3.23%) Performance Monitoring
6 1 (3.23%) Problem Management
6 1 (3.23%) Project Management
6 1 (3.23%) Root Cause Analysis
Programming Languages
1 2 (6.45%) Perl
2 1 (3.23%) Python
2 1 (3.23%) Shell Script
Qualifications
1 11 (35.48%) SC Cleared
1 11 (35.48%) Security Cleared
2 10 (32.26%) CCNP
2 10 (32.26%) Cisco Certification
3 3 (9.68%) DV Cleared
3 3 (9.68%) JNCIP
4 2 (6.45%) CCIE
5 1 (3.23%) CCIP
5 1 (3.23%) CCNA
5 1 (3.23%) CCSP
5 1 (3.23%) Check Point Certification
5 1 (3.23%) Degree
5 1 (3.23%) JNCIA
5 1 (3.23%) JNCIS
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 2 (6.45%) SLA
System Software
1 1 (3.23%) VMware Infrastructure
Vendors
1 26 (83.87%) Cisco
2 21 (67.74%) Juniper
3 18 (58.06%) CheckPoint
4 16 (51.61%) F5
5 3 (9.68%) Adobe
5 3 (9.68%) Apple
5 3 (9.68%) Tektronix
6 2 (6.45%) HP
6 2 (6.45%) Huawei
6 2 (6.45%) Nortel
7 1 (3.23%) Aruba
7 1 (3.23%) Avaya
7 1 (3.23%) Brocade
7 1 (3.23%) ComArch
7 1 (3.23%) Cramer
7 1 (3.23%) Fortinet
7 1 (3.23%) Micro Focus
7 1 (3.23%) NetScout
7 1 (3.23%) ProCurve
7 1 (3.23%) VMware