The table below looks at the statistics 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 12 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
12 Feb 2016
Same period 2015 Same period 2014
Border Gateway Protocol (BGP)
Rank 123 124 104
Rank change year-on-year
+1 -20
Contract jobs citing BGP 9 4 9
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Scotland 0.35% 0.15% 0.38%
As % of the Communications & Networking category 2.49% 1.12% 3.44%
Number of daily rates quoted 4 2 8
Average daily rate £225 £313 £350
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
-28.00% -10.71%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £200 £303 £284
10% offered a daily rate of more than £322 £323 £377
UK excluding London average daily rate £363 £350 £350
% change year-on-year
+3.57% -
Number of hourly rates quoted 1 0 0
Average hourly rate £43.00 - -
UK excluding London average hourly rate £43.00 £30.00 £180.00
% change year-on-year
+43.33% -83.33%
BGP
UK

The following table is for comparison with the above and provides statistics for the entire Communications & Networking category in contract jobs advertised in the Scotland region.

Communications & Networking Category
Scotland
Contract IT job ads with a match in the
Communications & Networking category
362 356 262
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Scotland 14.21% 13.10% 11.20%
Number of daily rates quoted 174 167 84
Average daily rate £350 £350 £350
90% offered a daily rate of more than £213 £160 £129
10% offered a daily rate of more than £435 £500 £444
UK excluding London average daily rate £363 £350 £350
% change year-on-year
+3.57% -
Number of hourly rates quoted 6 11 12
Average hourly rate £16.50 £29.50 £21.00
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
-44.06% +40.47%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £14.50 £18.00 £14.00
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £43.00 £37.40 £30.50
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 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 12 February 2016.

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 12 February 2016. 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
(Use links below to see detailed
statistics and historical trends)
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
Live
Job
Vacancies
Glasgow - 5 £200 - 3
Aberdeen - 2 £353 -
Edinburgh -16 1 - -
BGP
UK

BGP
Top 30 Related IT Skills in Scotland

For the 6 months to 12 February 2016, 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 19 (100.00%) Cisco
2 18 (94.74%) OSPF
3 16 (84.21%) Cisco Certification
4 14 (73.68%) CCNP
4 14 (73.68%) MPLS
5 13 (68.42%) Firewall
6 12 (63.16%) WAN
7 11 (57.89%) LAN
8 9 (47.37%) TCP/IP
8 9 (47.37%) EIGRP
8 9 (47.37%) IPsec
9 6 (31.58%) Finance
9 6 (31.58%) CCNA
9 6 (31.58%) CCIE
10 5 (26.32%) Avaya
10 5 (26.32%) HP
10 5 (26.32%) Wireless
10 5 (26.32%) Network Management
11 4 (21.05%) Data Centre
11 4 (21.05%) Load Balancing
11 4 (21.05%) Telecoms
11 4 (21.05%) Network Design
11 4 (21.05%) VLAN
11 4 (21.05%) PPP
11 4 (21.05%) VPN
11 4 (21.05%) ITIL
11 4 (21.05%) ATM
11 4 (21.05%) ISDN
12 3 (15.79%) Broadband
12 3 (15.79%) Unix

BGP
Top Related IT Skills in Scotland by Category

For the 6 months to 12 February 2016, 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.

Applications
1 2 (10.53%) MS Visio
Communications & Networking
1 18 (94.74%) OSPF
2 14 (73.68%) MPLS
3 13 (68.42%) Firewall
4 12 (63.16%) WAN
5 11 (57.89%) LAN
6 9 (47.37%) EIGRP
6 9 (47.37%) IPsec
6 9 (47.37%) TCP/IP
7 5 (26.32%) Wireless
8 4 (21.05%) ATM
8 4 (21.05%) ISDN
8 4 (21.05%) PPP
8 4 (21.05%) VLAN
8 4 (21.05%) VPN
9 3 (15.79%) Broadband
9 3 (15.79%) DHCP
9 3 (15.79%) DNS
9 3 (15.79%) SSL
9 3 (15.79%) VoIP
9 3 (15.79%) X.25
General
1 6 (31.58%) Finance
2 4 (21.05%) Telecoms
3 2 (10.53%) Advertising
Job Titles
1 17 (89.47%) Network Engineer
2 6 (31.58%) Cisco Engineer
2 6 (31.58%) Cisco Network Engineer
3 4 (21.05%) 3rd Line Support
3 4 (21.05%) Cisco Consultant
3 4 (21.05%) Cisco Network Consultant
3 4 (21.05%) Consultant
3 4 (21.05%) Network Consultant
3 4 (21.05%) Switch Engineer
4 3 (15.79%) 3rd Line Network Engineer
4 3 (15.79%) Data Consultant
4 3 (15.79%) Data Network Engineer
4 3 (15.79%) Network Support
4 3 (15.79%) Network Support Engineer
4 3 (15.79%) Support Engineer
5 2 (10.53%) 3rd Line Support Engineer
5 2 (10.53%) Cisco Support
5 2 (10.53%) Senior Network Engineer
6 1 (5.26%) LAN Engineer
6 1 (5.26%) WAN Engineer
Miscellaneous
1 4 (21.05%) Data Centre
2 2 (10.53%) CMDB
Operating Systems
1 3 (15.79%) Linux
1 3 (15.79%) Unix
2 2 (10.53%) CatOS
Processes & Methodologies
1 5 (26.32%) Network Management
2 4 (21.05%) ITIL
2 4 (21.05%) Load Balancing
2 4 (21.05%) Network Design
3 3 (15.79%) Stakeholder Management
4 2 (10.53%) Configuration Management
4 2 (10.53%) ERP
4 2 (10.53%) Problem Management
4 2 (10.53%) Project Management
4 2 (10.53%) QMS
4 2 (10.53%) Quality Management
4 2 (10.53%) Release Management
4 2 (10.53%) Workflow
5 1 (5.26%) Facilities Management
5 1 (5.26%) Network Architecture
Programming Languages
1 2 (10.53%) C
Qualifications
1 16 (84.21%) Cisco Certification
2 14 (73.68%) CCNP
3 6 (31.58%) CCIE
3 6 (31.58%) CCNA
4 1 (5.26%) Degree
4 1 (5.26%) SC Cleared
4 1 (5.26%) Security Cleared
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 1 (5.26%) SLA
Vendors
1 19 (100.00%) Cisco
2 5 (26.32%) Avaya
2 5 (26.32%) HP
3 3 (15.79%) CheckPoint
3 3 (15.79%) Juniper
4 2 (10.53%) BT
4 2 (10.53%) Fortinet
4 2 (10.53%) Siemens
4 2 (10.53%) SolarWinds
5 1 (5.26%) Aruba
5 1 (5.26%) Brocade
5 1 (5.26%) Red Box