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 4 September 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
4 Sep 2015
Same period 2014 Same period 2013
Border Gateway Protocol (BGP)
Rank 131 124 104
Rank change year-on-year
-7 -20
Contract jobs citing BGP 7 3 12
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Scotland 0.21% 0.11% 0.50%
As % of the Communications & Networking category 2.30% 0.86% 5.26%
Number of daily rates quoted 2 2 7
Average daily rate
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£331 £519 £365
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
-36.15% +42.13%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £266 £519 £346
10% offered a daily rate of more than £396 £519 £385
UK excluding London average daily rate £375 £345 £364
% change year-on-year
+8.69% -5.15%
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 1 1
Average hourly rate - £26.00 £32.00
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
- -18.75%
UK excluding London average hourly rate £47.83 £40.00 £32.00
% change year-on-year
+19.57% +25.00%
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
304 348 228
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Scotland 9.22% 12.61% 9.49%
Number of daily rates quoted 120 183 99
Average daily rate £308 £310 £361
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
-0.80% -14.00%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £180 £163 £175
10% offered a daily rate of more than £450 £490 £415
UK excluding London average daily rate £350 £338 £325
% change year-on-year
+3.70% +3.84%
Number of hourly rates quoted 14 12 11
Average hourly rate £12.35 £17.50 £30.00
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
-29.42% -41.66%
UK excluding London average hourly rate £21.53 £23.50 £23.21
% change year-on-year
-8.40% +1.24%

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 4 September 2015.

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 4 September 2015. 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
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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
Edinburgh -12 4 £250 -51.81% 1
Glasgow - 3 £413 - 3
BGP
UK

BGP
Top 30 Related IT Skills in Scotland

For the 6 months to 4 September 2015, 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 13 (100.00%) Cisco
2 12 (92.31%) OSPF
3 11 (84.62%) Cisco Certification
3 11 (84.62%) Firewall
4 9 (69.23%) Wireless
4 9 (69.23%) HP
4 9 (69.23%) MPLS
5 8 (61.54%) CCNA
6 7 (53.85%) Juniper
6 7 (53.85%) IPsec
6 7 (53.85%) VPN
7 6 (46.15%) Ethernet
7 6 (46.15%) RSVP
7 6 (46.15%) CheckPoint
7 6 (46.15%) CCNP
7 6 (46.15%) Aruba
8 5 (38.46%) WAN
9 4 (30.77%) LAN
9 4 (30.77%) EIGRP
10 3 (23.08%) TCP/IP
10 3 (23.08%) CCIE
11 2 (15.38%) DNS
11 2 (15.38%) DHCP
11 2 (15.38%) PPP
11 2 (15.38%) ATM
11 2 (15.38%) ISDN
11 2 (15.38%) Finance
11 2 (15.38%) Network Management
11 2 (15.38%) Security Cleared
11 2 (15.38%) Network Design

BGP
Top Related IT Skills in Scotland by Category

For the 6 months to 4 September 2015, 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.

Communications & Networking
1 12 (92.31%) OSPF
2 11 (84.62%) Firewall
3 9 (69.23%) Wireless
3 9 (69.23%) MPLS
4 7 (53.85%) VPN
4 7 (53.85%) IPsec
5 6 (46.15%) Ethernet
5 6 (46.15%) RSVP
6 5 (38.46%) WAN
7 4 (30.77%) LAN
7 4 (30.77%) EIGRP
8 3 (23.08%) TCP/IP
9 2 (15.38%) DNS
9 2 (15.38%) VLAN
9 2 (15.38%) ATM
9 2 (15.38%) ISDN
9 2 (15.38%) DHCP
9 2 (15.38%) PPP
10 1 (7.69%) VoIP
10 1 (7.69%) WLAN
General
1 2 (15.38%) Finance
2 1 (7.69%) Advertising
Job Titles
1 13 (100.00%) Network Engineer
2 2 (15.38%) Cisco Engineer
2 2 (15.38%) Network Consultant
2 2 (15.38%) Consultant
2 2 (15.38%) Cisco Network Engineer
2 2 (15.38%) Cisco Consultant
2 2 (15.38%) Cisco Network Consultant
3 1 (7.69%) 3rd Line Network Engineer
3 1 (7.69%) Network Support
Miscellaneous
1 2 (15.38%) Data Centre
Operating Systems
1 1 (7.69%) UNIX
1 1 (7.69%) Linux
Processes & Methodologies
1 2 (15.38%) Network Design
1 2 (15.38%) Load Balancing
1 2 (15.38%) Network Management
2 1 (7.69%) Network Monitoring
2 1 (7.69%) Network Architecture
2 1 (7.69%) ITIL
2 1 (7.69%) ERP
2 1 (7.69%) Workflow
Qualifications
1 11 (84.62%) Cisco Certification
2 8 (61.54%) CCNA
3 6 (46.15%) CCNP
4 3 (23.08%) CCIE
5 2 (15.38%) Security Cleared
6 1 (7.69%) Degree
6 1 (7.69%) SC Cleared
Vendors
1 13 (100.00%) Cisco
2 9 (69.23%) HP
3 7 (53.85%) Juniper
4 6 (46.15%) CheckPoint
4 6 (46.15%) Aruba
5 1 (7.69%) Brocade
5 1 (7.69%) Fortinet
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