The table below looks at the statistics for BGP skills in IT contracts advertised for the Shropshire region. Included is a guide to the average contractor rates offered in IT contracts that have cited BGP over the 3 months to 31 July 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
31 Jul 2015
Same period 2014 Same period 2013
Border Gateway Protocol (BGP)
Rank - 20 13
Contract jobs citing BGP 0 1 6
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Shropshire - 0.81% 5.94%
As % of the Communications & Networking category - 3.45% 18.75%
Number of daily rates quoted 0 0 2
Average daily rate
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- - £365
UK excluding London average daily rate £375 £350 £325
% change year-on-year
+7.14% +7.69%
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 0 0
Average hourly rate - - -
UK excluding London average hourly rate £47.83 £40.00 £41.00
% change year-on-year
+19.57% -2.43%
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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 Shropshire region.

Communications & Networking Category
Shropshire
Contract IT job ads with a match in the
Communications & Networking category
18 29 32
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Shropshire 12.77% 23.58% 31.68%
Number of daily rates quoted 8 16 15
Average daily rate £310 £250 £315
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+24.00% -20.63%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £150 £169 £288
10% offered a daily rate of more than £313 £475 £380
UK excluding London average daily rate £350 £336 £320
% change year-on-year
+4.27% +4.88%
Number of hourly rates quoted 1 1 3
Average hourly rate £12.35 £21.50 £13.75
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
-42.55% +56.36%
UK excluding London average hourly rate £21.76 £20.00 £25.50
% change year-on-year
+8.81% -21.56%

BGP
Jobs Demand Trend in Shropshire

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

BGP Jobs Demand Trend in Shropshire

BGP
Daily Rate Trend in Shropshire

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

BGP Daily Rate Trend in Shropshire

BGP
Top 28 Related IT Skills in Shropshire

For the 6 months to 31 July 2015, IT contractor jobs across the Shropshire 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 4 (100.00%) CSS
1 4 (100.00%) ITIL
1 4 (100.00%) Cisco
1 4 (100.00%) Juniper
1 4 (100.00%) BMC
1 4 (100.00%) Nokia
1 4 (100.00%) CheckPoint
1 4 (100.00%) OSPF
1 4 (100.00%) Firewall
1 4 (100.00%) OPNET
1 4 (100.00%) BIG-IP
1 4 (100.00%) Fortinet
1 4 (100.00%) Load Balancing
1 4 (100.00%) Riverbed
1 4 (100.00%) SolarWinds
1 4 (100.00%) Network Architecture
1 4 (100.00%) Network Management
1 4 (100.00%) F5
1 4 (100.00%) Cisco Nexus
1 4 (100.00%) F5 BIG-IP LTM
1 4 (100.00%) Network Monitoring
1 4 (100.00%) User Experience
2 2 (50.00%) Visualisation
3 1 (25.00%) Middleware
3 1 (25.00%) CCNP
3 1 (25.00%) CCNA
3 1 (25.00%) Cisco Certification
3 1 (25.00%) Performance Monitoring

BGP
Top Related IT Skills in Shropshire by Category

For the 6 months to 31 July 2015, IT contractor jobs across the Shropshire 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 4 (100.00%) OSPF
1 4 (100.00%) Firewall
1 4 (100.00%) BIG-IP
1 4 (100.00%) Cisco Nexus
1 4 (100.00%) F5 BIG-IP LTM
Job Titles
1 4 (100.00%) Network Specialist
1 4 (100.00%) Monitoring Specialist
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 4 (100.00%) CSS
2 1 (25.00%) Middleware
Miscellaneous
1 4 (100.00%) User Experience
2 2 (50.00%) Visualisation
Processes & Methodologies
1 4 (100.00%) ITIL
1 4 (100.00%) Load Balancing
1 4 (100.00%) Network Architecture
1 4 (100.00%) Network Management
1 4 (100.00%) Network Monitoring
2 1 (25.00%) Performance Monitoring
Qualifications
1 1 (25.00%) CCNP
1 1 (25.00%) CCNA
1 1 (25.00%) Cisco Certification
Systems Management
1 4 (100.00%) OPNET
Vendors
1 4 (100.00%) Cisco
1 4 (100.00%) Juniper
1 4 (100.00%) BMC
1 4 (100.00%) Nokia
1 4 (100.00%) CheckPoint
1 4 (100.00%) Fortinet
1 4 (100.00%) Riverbed
1 4 (100.00%) SolarWinds
1 4 (100.00%) F5