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 19 December 2014 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
19 Dec 2014
Same period 2013 Same period 2012
Border Gateway Protocol (BGP)
Rank 22 24 18
Rank change year-on-year
+2 -6
Contract jobs citing BGP 9 2 1
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Shropshire 5.70% 1.92% 0.82%
As % of the Communications & Networking category 21.95% 6.90% 3.23%
Number of daily rates quoted 8 2 1
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£375 £343 £425
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+9.48% -19.41%
UK excluding London average daily rate £355 £350 £323
% change year-on-year
+1.42% +8.52%
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 0 0
Average hourly rate - - -
UK excluding London average hourly rate £30.00 £25.50 £102.75
% change year-on-year
+17.64% -75.18%
BGP
West Midlands

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
41 29 31
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Shropshire 25.95% 27.88% 25.41%
Number of daily rates quoted 19 23 18
Average daily rate £375 £403 £325
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
-6.83% +23.84%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £250 £285 £284
10% offered a daily rate of more than £410 £425 £425
UK excluding London average daily rate £350 £338 £325
% change year-on-year
+3.70% +3.84%
Number of hourly rates quoted 4 0 2
Average hourly rate £20.00 - £13.00
UK excluding London average hourly rate £23.50 £20.50 £21.00
% change year-on-year
+14.63% -2.38%

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
Daily Rate Histogram in Shropshire

This chart provides a histogram of daily rates quoted in contract IT jobs citing BGP across the Shropshire region over the 3 months to 19 December 2014.

BGP Daily Rate Histogram in Shropshire

BGP
Contract Job Locations in Shropshire

The table below looks at the demand and provides a guide to the average contractor rates quoted in IT jobs citing BGP within the Shropshire region over the 3 months to 19 December 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
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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
Telford +2 8 £375 +9.48%
BGP
West Midlands

BGP
Top 30 Related IT Skills in Shropshire

For the 6 months to 19 December 2014, 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 19 (100.00%) Cisco
1 19 (100.00%) OSPF
2 18 (94.74%) Cisco Nexus
3 17 (89.47%) Load Balancing
4 16 (84.21%) Cisco Certification
5 15 (78.95%) CCNA
6 13 (68.42%) Network Management
7 11 (57.89%) Network Monitoring
7 11 (57.89%) Nokia
7 11 (57.89%) CheckPoint
7 11 (57.89%) BIG-IP
7 11 (57.89%) Firewall
8 10 (52.63%) Network Design
8 10 (52.63%) CCNP
8 10 (52.63%) F5 BIG-IP LTM
8 10 (52.63%) F5
9 9 (47.37%) SolarWinds
9 9 (47.37%) Network Architecture
9 9 (47.37%) CCDP
9 9 (47.37%) CSS
9 9 (47.37%) ITIL
9 9 (47.37%) Juniper
9 9 (47.37%) Fortinet
10 8 (42.11%) OPNET
10 8 (42.11%) BMC
10 8 (42.11%) Riverbed
10 8 (42.11%) Visualisation
10 8 (42.11%) User Experience
11 6 (31.58%) CiscoWorks
11 6 (31.58%) Network Security

BGP
Top Related IT Skills in Shropshire by Category

For the 6 months to 19 December 2014, 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.

Applications
1 1 (5.26%) MS Visio
Communications & Networking
1 19 (100.00%) OSPF
2 18 (94.74%) Cisco Nexus
3 11 (57.89%) BIG-IP
3 11 (57.89%) Firewall
4 10 (52.63%) F5 BIG-IP LTM
5 6 (31.58%) Network Security
6 2 (10.53%) LAN
6 2 (10.53%) WAN
7 1 (5.26%) MPLS
7 1 (5.26%) BT 21CN
7 1 (5.26%) Intrusion Detection
Job Titles
1 8 (42.11%) Design Engineer
1 8 (42.11%) Network Engineer
1 8 (42.11%) Network Specialist
2 7 (36.84%) Monitoring Specialist
3 6 (31.58%) Network Design Engineer
4 2 (10.53%) Cisco Engineer
4 2 (10.53%) Implementation Engineer
4 2 (10.53%) Cisco Consultant
4 2 (10.53%) Consultant
4 2 (10.53%) Network Implementation Engineer
5 1 (5.26%) Network Monitoring Engineer
5 1 (5.26%) Monitoring Engineer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 9 (47.37%) CSS
2 4 (21.05%) Middleware
Miscellaneous
1 8 (42.11%) Visualisation
1 8 (42.11%) User Experience
Processes & Methodologies
1 17 (89.47%) Load Balancing
2 13 (68.42%) Network Management
3 11 (57.89%) Network Monitoring
4 10 (52.63%) Network Design
5 9 (47.37%) Network Architecture
5 9 (47.37%) ITIL
6 5 (26.32%) Continuous Improvement
7 1 (5.26%) Mentoring
7 1 (5.26%) Performance Monitoring
7 1 (5.26%) Change Management
Qualifications
1 16 (84.21%) Cisco Certification
2 15 (78.95%) CCNA
3 10 (52.63%) CCNP
4 9 (47.37%) CCDP
5 4 (21.05%) Security Cleared
6 1 (5.26%) SC Cleared
Systems Management
1 8 (42.11%) OPNET
2 6 (31.58%) CiscoWorks
Vendors
1 19 (100.00%) Cisco
2 11 (57.89%) Nokia
2 11 (57.89%) CheckPoint
3 10 (52.63%) F5
4 9 (47.37%) SolarWinds
4 9 (47.37%) Juniper
4 9 (47.37%) Fortinet
5 8 (42.11%) BMC
5 8 (42.11%) Riverbed
6 3 (15.79%) BT
7 2 (10.53%) Fujitsu