The first table below looks at the demand for BGP skills in IT contracts advertised for the Scotland region. Included is a guide to the average contractor rates offered in IT contracts that have cited BGP over the 3 months to 16 April 2014 with a comparison to the same period in the previous 2 years. The second table is for comparison and provides aggregates for all of the Communications & Networking category for the Scotland region.

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
16 Apr 2014
Same period 2013 Same period 2012
Border Gateway Protocol (BGP)
Rank 123 111 113
Rank change year-on-year
-12 +2
Contract jobs citing BGP 5 9 3
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Scotland 0.18% 0.38% 0.11%
As % of the Communications & Networking category 1.55% 2.96% 0.79%
Number of daily rates quoted 4 2 3
Average daily rate £334 £438 £350
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
-23.71% +25.00%
UK excluding London average daily rate £400 £295 £358
% change year-on-year
+35.59% -17.56%
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 0 0
Average hourly rate - - -
UK excluding London average hourly rate £180.00 £33.75 £26.25
% change year-on-year
+433.33% +28.57%
Communications & Networking Category
Scotland
Contract IT job ads with a match in the
Communications & Networking category
323 304 379
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Scotland 11.86% 12.89% 13.52%
Number of daily rates quoted 136 153 169
Average daily rate £325 £345 £325
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
-5.79% +6.15%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £129 £191 £240
10% offered a daily rate of more than £425 £450 £416
UK excluding London average daily rate £340 £313 £325
% change year-on-year
+8.80% -3.84%
Number of hourly rates quoted 12 11 34
Average hourly rate £21.00 £14.00 £27.50
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
+50.00% -49.09%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £16.20 £12.00 £21.75
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £29.17 £32.00 £35.00
UK excluding London average hourly rate £21.00 £22.50 £28.25
% change year-on-year
-6.66% -20.35%
BGP
UK

BGP
Jobs Demand Trend in Scotland

This chart provides a 3-month moving total of IT contractor jobs citing BGP across the Scotland region as a proportion of the total demand within the Communications & Networking category.

BGP Jobs Demand Trend in Scotland

BGP
Daily Rate Trend in Scotland

This chart provides the 3-month moving average for daily rates quoted in IT contract jobs citing BGP across the Scotland region.

BGP Daily Rate Trend in Scotland

BGP
Daily Rate Histogram in Scotland

This chart provides a histogram of daily rates quoted in contract IT jobs citing BGP across the Scotland region over the 3 months to 16 April 2014.

BGP Daily Rate Histogram in Scotland

BGP
Hourly Rate Trend in Scotland

This chart provides the 3-month moving average for hourly rates quoted in IT contractor jobs citing BGP across the Scotland region.

BGP Hourly Rate Trend in Scotland

BGP
Contract Job Locations in Scotland

The table below looks at the demand and provides a guide to the average contractor rates quoted in IT jobs citing BGP within the Scotland region over the 3 months to 16 April 2014. The 'Rank Change' column provides an indication of the change in demand within each location based on the same 3 month period last year.

Location
(Click each for more statistics)
Rank Change
on Same Period
Last Year
Matching
Contract
IT Job Ads
Average
Daily Rate
Last 3 Months
Average Daily Rate
% Change
on Same Period
Last Year
Find
Job
Vacancies
Glasgow - 3 £340 - 1
Aberdeen +5 1 - -
Aberdeenshire - - - -
Fife - - - -
Highlands - - - -
Dumfries and Galloway - - - -
Scottish Borders - - - -
BGP
UK

BGP
Top 30 Related IT Skills in Scotland

For the 6 months to 16 April 2014, IT contractor jobs across the Scotland 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 (92.31%) WAN
2 11 (84.62%) LAN
3 10 (76.92%) VPN
3 10 (76.92%) Cisco Certification
3 10 (76.92%) Cisco
3 10 (76.92%) Cisco ASA
4 9 (69.23%) EIGRP
4 9 (69.23%) VoIP
4 9 (69.23%) Cisco Nexus
5 8 (61.54%) CCIE
5 8 (61.54%) MGCP
5 8 (61.54%) H.323
5 8 (61.54%) Wireless
5 8 (61.54%) IP Telephony
6 4 (30.77%) HSRP
7 3 (23.08%) Telecoms
7 3 (23.08%) OSPF
8 2 (15.38%) Remedy
8 2 (15.38%) Internet
8 2 (15.38%) IPv4
8 2 (15.38%) IPv6
8 2 (15.38%) CheckPoint
8 2 (15.38%) CCNP
8 2 (15.38%) DNS
8 2 (15.38%) DHCP
8 2 (15.38%) ITIL
8 2 (15.38%) Riverbed
8 2 (15.38%) Firewall
8 2 (15.38%) Stakeholder Management
8 2 (15.38%) Change Control

BGP
Top Related IT Skills in Scotland by Category

For the 6 months to 16 April 2014, IT contractor jobs across the Scotland 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.

Business Applications
1 1 (7.69%) SAP Oil and Gas
1 1 (7.69%) SAP CCM
1 1 (7.69%) Remedy ITSM
Communications & Networking
1 12 (92.31%) WAN
2 11 (84.62%) LAN
3 10 (76.92%) VPN
3 10 (76.92%) Cisco ASA
4 9 (69.23%) EIGRP
4 9 (69.23%) VoIP
4 9 (69.23%) Cisco Nexus
5 8 (61.54%) MGCP
5 8 (61.54%) H.323
5 8 (61.54%) Wireless
5 8 (61.54%) IP Telephony
6 4 (30.77%) HSRP
7 3 (23.08%) OSPF
8 2 (15.38%) Internet
8 2 (15.38%) IPv4
8 2 (15.38%) IPv6
8 2 (15.38%) DNS
8 2 (15.38%) DHCP
8 2 (15.38%) Firewall
9 1 (7.69%) Structured Cabling
General
1 3 (23.08%) Telecoms
2 1 (7.69%) Finance
Job Titles
1 8 (61.54%) Senior Network Engineer
1 8 (61.54%) Network Engineer
2 2 (15.38%) Infrastructure Manager
3 1 (7.69%) Technical Manager
3 1 (7.69%) Infrastructure Project Manager
3 1 (7.69%) 3rd Line Support
3 1 (7.69%) Security Consultant
3 1 (7.69%) Support Consultant
3 1 (7.69%) Administrator
3 1 (7.69%) Technical Infrastructure Manager
3 1 (7.69%) Technical Specialist
3 1 (7.69%) Cisco Support
3 1 (7.69%) Cisco Consultant
3 1 (7.69%) Cisco Security Consultant
3 1 (7.69%) Project Manager
3 1 (7.69%) Consultant
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 1 (7.69%) EDI
Miscellaneous
1 1 (7.69%) Statistics
1 1 (7.69%) Video Conferencing
Processes & Methodologies
1 2 (15.38%) ITIL
1 2 (15.38%) Stakeholder Management
1 2 (15.38%) Change Control
2 1 (7.69%) Network Monitoring
2 1 (7.69%) Change Management
2 1 (7.69%) Migration
2 1 (7.69%) Network Design
2 1 (7.69%) Data Analysis
2 1 (7.69%) Problem Management
2 1 (7.69%) Time Management
2 1 (7.69%) PRINCE2
Qualifications
1 10 (76.92%) Cisco Certification
2 8 (61.54%) CCIE
3 2 (15.38%) CCNP
4 1 (7.69%) Degree
4 1 (7.69%) CCIP
4 1 (7.69%) CCDP
4 1 (7.69%) PRINCE2 Certification
4 1 (7.69%) ITIL Certification
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 1 (7.69%) SLA
Systems Management
1 1 (7.69%) WhatsUp Gold
1 1 (7.69%) CiscoWorks
Vendors
1 10 (76.92%) Cisco
2 2 (15.38%) Remedy
2 2 (15.38%) CheckPoint
2 2 (15.38%) Riverbed
3 1 (7.69%) SAP
3 1 (7.69%) SolarWinds
3 1 (7.69%) Polycom
3 1 (7.69%) Nortel
3 1 (7.69%) Citrix
3 1 (7.69%) Avaya
3 1 (7.69%) Juniper
3 1 (7.69%) BMC