The table below looks at the statistics for BGP skills in IT contracts advertised for the Slough region. Included is a guide to the average contractor rates offered in IT contracts that have cited BGP over the 3 months to 30 March 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
30 Mar 2015
Same period 2014 Same period 2013
Border Gateway Protocol (BGP)
Rank 30 - 35
Rank change year-on-year
- 0
Contract jobs citing BGP 4 0 1
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Slough 1.32% - 0.39%
As % of the Communications & Networking category 5.13% - 1.85%
Number of daily rates quoted 2 0 1
Average daily rate
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£381 - £175
UK excluding London average daily rate £375 £400 £283
% change year-on-year
-6.25% +41.59%
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 0 0
Average hourly rate - - -
UK excluding London average hourly rate £30.00 £180.00 £35.00
% change year-on-year
-83.33% +414.28%
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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 Slough region.

Communications & Networking Category
Slough
Contract IT job ads with a match in the
Communications & Networking category
78 54 54
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Slough 25.66% 20.53% 21.26%
Number of daily rates quoted 38 19 23
Average daily rate £438 £238 £330
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+84.21% -28.03%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £208 £135 £175
10% offered a daily rate of more than £525 £450 £396
UK excluding London average daily rate £348 £350 £315
% change year-on-year
-0.57% +11.11%
Number of hourly rates quoted 2 8 3
Average hourly rate £32.50 £22.50 £11.00
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
+44.44% +104.54%
UK excluding London average hourly rate £30.00 £21.00 £22.50
% change year-on-year
+42.85% -6.66%

BGP
Jobs Demand Trend in Slough

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

BGP Jobs Demand Trend in Slough

BGP
Daily Rate Trend in Slough

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

BGP Daily Rate Trend in Slough

BGP
Daily Rate Histogram in Slough

This chart provides a histogram of daily rates quoted in contract IT jobs citing BGP across the Slough region over the 3 months to 30 March 2015.

BGP Daily Rate Histogram in Slough

BGP
Hourly Rate Trend in Slough

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

BGP Hourly Rate Trend in Slough

BGP
Top 30 Related IT Skills in Slough

For the 6 months to 30 March 2015, IT contractor jobs across the Slough 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 9 (81.82%) Cisco
2 8 (72.73%) Linux
3 7 (63.64%) Firewall
4 6 (54.55%) OSPF
5 5 (45.45%) MPLS
5 5 (45.45%) Ethernet
5 5 (45.45%) Broadband
5 5 (45.45%) LAN
5 5 (45.45%) WLAN
5 5 (45.45%) Wi-Fi
5 5 (45.45%) Wireless
5 5 (45.45%) F5
6 4 (36.36%) Change Management
6 4 (36.36%) Migration
6 4 (36.36%) Cisco Certification
7 3 (27.27%) PRINCE2 Certification
7 3 (27.27%) Red Hat
7 3 (27.27%) CheckPoint
7 3 (27.27%) 3G
7 3 (27.27%) ADSL
7 3 (27.27%) EIGRP
7 3 (27.27%) L2TP
7 3 (27.27%) Project Management
7 3 (27.27%) WAN
7 3 (27.27%) ITIL
7 3 (27.27%) PRINCE2
7 3 (27.27%) SNMP
7 3 (27.27%) VPN
7 3 (27.27%) SSL
7 3 (27.27%) SLA

BGP
Top Related IT Skills in Slough by Category

For the 6 months to 30 March 2015, IT contractor jobs across the Slough 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.

Application Platforms
1 1 (9.09%) SharePoint
Communications & Networking
1 7 (63.64%) Firewall
2 6 (54.55%) OSPF
3 5 (45.45%) MPLS
3 5 (45.45%) Wi-Fi
3 5 (45.45%) Wireless
3 5 (45.45%) Broadband
3 5 (45.45%) LAN
3 5 (45.45%) WLAN
3 5 (45.45%) Ethernet
4 3 (27.27%) SNMP
4 3 (27.27%) VPN
4 3 (27.27%) SSL
4 3 (27.27%) 3G
4 3 (27.27%) WAN
4 3 (27.27%) IPsec
4 3 (27.27%) VLAN
4 3 (27.27%) ADSL
4 3 (27.27%) Cisco ASA
4 3 (27.27%) 4G
4 3 (27.27%) Cisco Nexus
General
1 3 (27.27%) Telecoms
1 3 (27.27%) Retail
Job Titles
1 3 (27.27%) Network Engineer
1 3 (27.27%) Support Engineer
1 3 (27.27%) Environment Manager
2 2 (18.18%) Test Manager
2 2 (18.18%) Consultant
3 1 (9.09%) Network Consultant
3 1 (9.09%) Network Security Engineer
3 1 (9.09%) Test Environment Manager
3 1 (9.09%) Security Engineer
Miscellaneous
1 3 (27.27%) Smart Meter
2 2 (18.18%) Analytical Skills
2 2 (18.18%) Clustering
Operating Systems
1 8 (72.73%) Linux
2 3 (27.27%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
3 2 (18.18%) UNIX
3 2 (18.18%) Solaris
Processes & Methodologies
1 4 (36.36%) Migration
1 4 (36.36%) Change Management
2 3 (27.27%) Network Management
2 3 (27.27%) ITIL
2 3 (27.27%) PRINCE2
2 3 (27.27%) Project Management
3 2 (18.18%) Performance Tuning
3 2 (18.18%) Performance Analysis
3 2 (18.18%) Performance Monitoring
3 2 (18.18%) Network Monitoring
4 1 (9.09%) Test Strategy
4 1 (9.09%) Capacity Management
4 1 (9.09%) Risk Management
4 1 (9.09%) Validation
4 1 (9.09%) Service Delivery
4 1 (9.09%) Supplier Management
4 1 (9.09%) Project Planning
4 1 (9.09%) User Acceptance Testing
4 1 (9.09%) Integration Testing
4 1 (9.09%) Capacity Planning
Qualifications
1 4 (36.36%) Cisco Certification
2 3 (27.27%) PRINCE2 Certification
2 3 (27.27%) CCNP
2 3 (27.27%) CCNA
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 3 (27.27%) SLA
Systems Management
1 3 (27.27%) FortiGate
1 3 (27.27%) Cisco Prime
Vendors
1 9 (81.82%) Cisco
2 5 (45.45%) F5
3 3 (27.27%) Red Hat
3 3 (27.27%) CheckPoint
4 2 (18.18%) BT
4 2 (18.18%) Fortinet
4 2 (18.18%) Juniper