The table below looks at the statistics for BGP skills in IT contracts advertised for the South West region. Included is a guide to the average contractor rates offered in IT contracts that have cited BGP over the 3 months to 24 October 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
24 Oct 2014
Same period 2013 Same period 2012
Border Gateway Protocol (BGP)
Rank 115 106 119
Rank change year-on-year
-9 +13
Contract jobs citing BGP 30 5 17
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the South West 0.89% 0.23% 0.57%
As % of the Communications & Networking category 5.61% 1.88% 4.23%
Number of daily rates quoted 20 3 1
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£333 £283 £425
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+17.69% -33.52%
UK excluding London average daily rate £350 £362 £340
% change year-on-year
-3.18% +6.32%
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 1 0
Average hourly rate - £13.50 -
UK excluding London average hourly rate £30.00 £37.50 £31.50
% change year-on-year
-20.00% +19.04%
BGP
England

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

Communications & Networking Category
South West
Contract IT job ads with a match in the
Communications & Networking category
535 266 402
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the South West 15.87% 12.38% 13.46%
Number of daily rates quoted 336 143 186
Average daily rate £338 £298 £360
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+13.44% -17.36%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £200 £170 £200
10% offered a daily rate of more than £465 £455 £450
UK excluding London average daily rate £345 £325 £340
% change year-on-year
+6.15% -4.41%
Number of hourly rates quoted 48 37 60
Average hourly rate £22.50 £25.00 £25.00
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
-10.00% -
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £14.00 £12.90 £12.58
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £42.50 £34.05 £42.50
UK excluding London average hourly rate £22.50 £22.50 £21.00
% change year-on-year
- +7.14%

BGP
Jobs Demand Trend in the South West

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

BGP Jobs Demand Trend in the South West

BGP
Daily Rate Trend in the South West

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

BGP Daily Rate Trend in the South West

BGP
Daily Rate Histogram in the South West

This chart provides a histogram of daily rates quoted in contract IT jobs citing BGP across the South West region over the 3 months to 24 October 2014.

BGP Daily Rate Histogram in the South West

BGP
Hourly Rate Trend in the South West

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

BGP Hourly Rate Trend in the South West

BGP
Contract Job Locations in the South West

The table below looks at the demand and provides a guide to the average contractor rates quoted in IT jobs citing BGP within the South West region over the 3 months to 24 October 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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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
Gloucestershire - 12 £275 -
Wiltshire -10 3 £450 +59.29% 1
Bristol -20 3 £388 - 1
Dorset - - - -
BGP
England

BGP
Top 30 Related IT Skills in the South West

For the 6 months to 24 October 2014, IT contractor jobs across the South West 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 42 (87.50%) Firewall
2 37 (77.08%) Cisco
3 35 (72.92%) LAN
4 34 (70.83%) WAN
5 33 (68.75%) Cisco Certification
6 31 (64.58%) OSPF
7 29 (60.42%) CCNP
8 28 (58.33%) MPLS
9 23 (47.92%) VPN
9 23 (47.92%) Security Cleared
10 22 (45.83%) ITIL
10 22 (45.83%) EIGRP
11 21 (43.75%) SC Cleared
12 19 (39.58%) Juniper
13 13 (27.08%) Network Security
13 13 (27.08%) Cisco Nexus
14 12 (25.00%) VMware
14 12 (25.00%) CCNA
15 11 (22.92%) Windows
15 11 (22.92%) Linux
15 11 (22.92%) Cisco ASA
15 11 (22.92%) VLAN
15 11 (22.92%) Capacity Planning
16 10 (20.83%) High Availability
16 10 (20.83%) Network Design
16 10 (20.83%) VMware Infrastructure
17 9 (18.75%) Continuous Integration
17 9 (18.75%) Wiki
17 9 (18.75%) Problem Management
17 9 (18.75%) Ruby

BGP
Top Related IT Skills in the South West by Category

For the 6 months to 24 October 2014, IT contractor jobs across the South West 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 9 (18.75%) Apache
1 9 (18.75%) nginx
1 9 (18.75%) Confluence
1 9 (18.75%) MediaWiki
Applications
1 3 (6.25%) MS Visio
2 1 (2.08%) MS Office
Business Applications
1 1 (2.08%) Summit
Cloud Services
1 3 (6.25%) SaaS
2 1 (2.08%) Office 365
Communications & Networking
1 42 (87.50%) Firewall
2 35 (72.92%) LAN
3 34 (70.83%) WAN
4 31 (64.58%) OSPF
5 28 (58.33%) MPLS
6 23 (47.92%) VPN
7 22 (45.83%) EIGRP
8 13 (27.08%) Network Security
8 13 (27.08%) Cisco Nexus
9 11 (22.92%) Cisco ASA
9 11 (22.92%) VLAN
10 9 (18.75%) IPsec
10 9 (18.75%) IPv6
10 9 (18.75%) LDAP
11 8 (16.67%) Cisco PIX
12 7 (14.58%) SSL
13 6 (12.50%) BIG-IP
14 5 (10.42%) TCP/IP
15 4 (8.33%) Ethernet
15 4 (8.33%) ATM
Database & Business Intelligence
1 9 (18.75%) MySQL
1 9 (18.75%) PostgreSQL
1 9 (18.75%) Relational Database
Development Applications
1 9 (18.75%) Subversion
1 9 (18.75%) JIRA
1 9 (18.75%) Git (software)
1 9 (18.75%) Hudson
1 9 (18.75%) Jenkins
2 2 (4.17%) VSS/SourceSafe
General
1 6 (12.50%) Telecoms
2 3 (6.25%) Manufacturing
3 1 (2.08%) Finance
Job Titles
1 13 (27.08%) Network Engineer
2 10 (20.83%) Network Specialist
3 6 (12.50%) Network Team Leader
3 6 (12.50%) Senior Network Engineer
3 6 (12.50%) Team Leader
3 6 (12.50%) DevOps Engineer
4 5 (10.42%) Security Engineer
4 5 (10.42%) Senior Network Specialist
5 4 (8.33%) Technical Engineer
5 4 (8.33%) Cisco Engineer
6 3 (6.25%) Network Support
6 3 (6.25%) Administrator
6 3 (6.25%) Systems Administrator
6 3 (6.25%) Linux Engineer
6 3 (6.25%) Operations Team Leader
6 3 (6.25%) Linux Systems Administrator
6 3 (6.25%) Linux Administrator
6 3 (6.25%) Network Operations Team Leader
6 3 (6.25%) Linux DevOps Engineer
7 2 (4.17%) Cisco Security Engineer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 9 (18.75%) LAMP
Miscellaneous
1 9 (18.75%) Wiki
2 2 (4.17%) Open Source
2 2 (4.17%) Clustering
3 1 (2.08%) Analytical Skills
Operating Systems
1 11 (22.92%) Windows
1 11 (22.92%) Linux
2 9 (18.75%) Windows Server 2003
2 9 (18.75%) Debian
3 8 (16.67%) Ubuntu
4 7 (14.58%) CentOS
5 2 (4.17%) UNIX
5 2 (4.17%) Windows Server 2008
Processes & Methodologies
1 22 (45.83%) ITIL
2 11 (22.92%) Capacity Planning
3 10 (20.83%) Network Design
3 10 (20.83%) High Availability
4 9 (18.75%) Problem Management
4 9 (18.75%) Continuous Integration
4 9 (18.75%) Data Modelling
4 9 (18.75%) DevOps
4 9 (18.75%) Disaster Recovery
5 7 (14.58%) Performance Monitoring
6 6 (12.50%) Mentoring
6 6 (12.50%) Root Cause Analysis
7 5 (10.42%) Change Management
8 4 (8.33%) Service Management
8 4 (8.33%) Incident Management
9 3 (6.25%) Load Balancing
9 3 (6.25%) Capacity Management
9 3 (6.25%) Build Automation
9 3 (6.25%) ERP
9 3 (6.25%) ITIL V3
Programming Languages
1 9 (18.75%) Java
1 9 (18.75%) Perl
1 9 (18.75%) PHP
1 9 (18.75%) SQL
1 9 (18.75%) Ruby
1 9 (18.75%) Bash Shell
Qualifications
1 33 (68.75%) Cisco Certification
2 29 (60.42%) CCNP
3 23 (47.92%) Security Cleared
4 21 (43.75%) SC Cleared
5 12 (25.00%) CCNA
6 4 (8.33%) DV Cleared
6 4 (8.33%) CCSP
7 3 (6.25%) JNCIP
8 2 (4.17%) JNCIA
9 1 (2.08%) Degree
9 1 (2.08%) MCT
9 1 (2.08%) CCIE
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 6 (12.50%) SLA
2 1 (2.08%) ISO 14001
2 1 (2.08%) ISO 9001
System Software
1 10 (20.83%) VMware Infrastructure
2 9 (18.75%) Postfix
2 9 (18.75%) XenServer
2 9 (18.75%) Samba
3 6 (12.50%) ProxySG
4 2 (4.17%) NFS
4 2 (4.17%) vSphere
4 2 (4.17%) VMware ESXi
4 2 (4.17%) Firmware
5 1 (2.08%) Active Directory
Systems Management
1 9 (18.75%) ZABBIX
1 9 (18.75%) Puppet
2 3 (6.25%) Opscode Chef
2 3 (6.25%) Cisco Prime
2 3 (6.25%) Salt
3 2 (4.17%) Nagios
Vendors
1 37 (77.08%) Cisco
2 19 (39.58%) Juniper
3 12 (25.00%) VMware
4 9 (18.75%) Blue Coat
4 9 (18.75%) Red Hat
4 9 (18.75%) Citrix
5 8 (16.67%) F5
6 7 (14.58%) Microsoft
7 5 (10.42%) CheckPoint
7 5 (10.42%) McAfee
8 2 (4.17%) Nokia
8 2 (4.17%) Siemens
8 2 (4.17%) NetQoS
8 2 (4.17%) Brocade
8 2 (4.17%) WatchGuard
9 1 (2.08%) IronPort
9 1 (2.08%) Trustwave
9 1 (2.08%) IBM
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