The first table below looks at the demand 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 31 July 2014 with a comparison to the same period in the previous 2 years. The second table is for comparison and provides aggregates for all of the Communications & Networking category for the South West region.

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 2014
Same period 2013 Same period 2012
Border Gateway Protocol (BGP)
Rank 118 106 123
Rank change year-on-year
-12 +17
Contract jobs citing BGP 20 8 12
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the South West 0.66% 0.37% 0.39%
As % of the Communications & Networking category 4.54% 2.74% 2.68%
Number of daily rates quoted 19 2 1
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£413 £295 £300
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+39.83% -1.66%
UK excluding London average daily rate £350 £330 £320
% change year-on-year
+6.06% +3.12%
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 0 1
Average hourly rate - - £21.00
UK excluding London average hourly rate £40.00 £41.00 £27.50
% change year-on-year
-2.43% +49.09%
Communications & Networking Category
South West
Contract IT job ads with a match in the
Communications & Networking category
441 292 447
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the South West 14.50% 13.63% 14.60%
Number of daily rates quoted 262 148 196
Average daily rate £375 £313 £375
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+20.00% -16.66%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £206 £198 £275
10% offered a daily rate of more than £495 £500 £425
UK excluding London average daily rate £338 £325 £325
% change year-on-year
+3.84% -
Number of hourly rates quoted 34 28 54
Average hourly rate £22.00 £19.00 £26.00
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
+15.78% -26.92%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £15.00 £15.80 £19.69
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £96.90 £41.00 £50.00
UK excluding London average hourly rate £20.00 £25.50 £25.00
% change year-on-year
-21.56% +2.00%
BGP
England

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 31 July 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 31 July 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
(Use links below to see detailed
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
Bristol -16 7 £425 +41.66%
Wiltshire -9 5 £519 +78.89%
Gloucestershire -17 4 £325 - 2
Dorset - 2 £295 -
Devon - - - -
BGP
England

BGP
Top 30 Related IT Skills in the South West

For the 6 months to 31 July 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 32 (84.21%) Firewall
2 31 (81.58%) OSPF
3 26 (68.42%) Cisco
4 25 (65.79%) Network Security
5 22 (57.89%) Windows
5 22 (57.89%) LAN
6 21 (55.26%) Linux
6 21 (55.26%) WAN
6 21 (55.26%) Juniper
7 18 (47.37%) EIGRP
7 18 (47.37%) VPN
8 15 (39.47%) Cisco ASA
8 15 (39.47%) Capacity Planning
8 15 (39.47%) F5
9 13 (34.21%) Load Balancing
9 13 (34.21%) Cisco IOS
10 12 (31.58%) Wiki
10 12 (31.58%) Continuous Integration
10 12 (31.58%) VMware Infrastructure
10 12 (31.58%) Junos
10 12 (31.58%) Hudson
10 12 (31.58%) Puppet
10 12 (31.58%) Bash Shell
10 12 (31.58%) Confluence
10 12 (31.58%) Git (software)
10 12 (31.58%) ZABBIX
10 12 (31.58%) Postfix
10 12 (31.58%) XenServer
10 12 (31.58%) nginx
10 12 (31.58%) JIRA

BGP
Top Related IT Skills in the South West by Category

For the 6 months to 31 July 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 12 (31.58%) Apache
1 12 (31.58%) nginx
1 12 (31.58%) Confluence
1 12 (31.58%) MediaWiki
Applications
1 1 (2.63%) MS Office
1 1 (2.63%) MS Visio
Cloud Services
1 2 (5.26%) SaaS
Communications & Networking
1 32 (84.21%) Firewall
2 31 (81.58%) OSPF
3 25 (65.79%) Network Security
4 22 (57.89%) LAN
5 21 (55.26%) WAN
6 18 (47.37%) VPN
6 18 (47.37%) EIGRP
7 15 (39.47%) Cisco ASA
8 13 (34.21%) Cisco IOS
9 12 (31.58%) IPsec
9 12 (31.58%) IPv6
9 12 (31.58%) LDAP
9 12 (31.58%) Junos
10 6 (15.79%) VLAN
11 5 (13.16%) MPLS
12 4 (10.53%) Ethernet
13 3 (7.89%) TCP/IP
13 3 (7.89%) SSL
13 3 (7.89%) Cisco PIX
13 3 (7.89%) BIG-IP
Database & Business Intelligence
1 12 (31.58%) MySQL
1 12 (31.58%) PostgreSQL
1 12 (31.58%) Relational Database
Development Applications
1 12 (31.58%) Subversion
1 12 (31.58%) JIRA
1 12 (31.58%) Git (software)
1 12 (31.58%) Hudson
1 12 (31.58%) Jenkins
General
1 3 (7.89%) Telecoms
2 2 (5.26%) Manufacturing
Job Titles
1 17 (44.74%) Network Engineer
2 14 (36.84%) Security Engineer
3 11 (28.95%) Network Security Engineer
4 10 (26.32%) Firewall Engineer
5 6 (15.79%) Systems Administrator
5 6 (15.79%) Administrator
5 6 (15.79%) Linux Systems Administrator
5 6 (15.79%) Linux Administrator
6 5 (13.16%) DevOps Engineer
7 3 (7.89%) Linux Engineer
7 3 (7.89%) Technical Engineer
8 2 (5.26%) Cisco Engineer
8 2 (5.26%) Network Team Leader
8 2 (5.26%) Infrastructure Engineer
8 2 (5.26%) Senior Network Engineer
8 2 (5.26%) Team Leader
8 2 (5.26%) Network Supervisor
9 1 (2.63%) Technical Infrastructure Engineer
9 1 (2.63%) Cisco Security Engineer
9 1 (2.63%) Security Technical Architect
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 12 (31.58%) LAMP
Miscellaneous
1 12 (31.58%) Wiki
2 3 (7.89%) Firmware
3 2 (5.26%) Clustering
3 2 (5.26%) Open Source
Operating Systems
1 22 (57.89%) Windows
2 21 (55.26%) Linux
3 12 (31.58%) Windows Server 2003
3 12 (31.58%) Debian
4 11 (28.95%) Ubuntu
5 6 (15.79%) CentOS
6 1 (2.63%) Windows Server 2008
Processes & Methodologies
1 15 (39.47%) Capacity Planning
2 13 (34.21%) Load Balancing
3 12 (31.58%) Disaster Recovery
3 12 (31.58%) Data Modelling
3 12 (31.58%) Continuous Integration
3 12 (31.58%) DevOps
4 7 (18.42%) ITIL
5 5 (13.16%) Problem Management
5 5 (13.16%) Change Management
5 5 (13.16%) Root Cause Analysis
6 3 (7.89%) Performance Monitoring
6 3 (7.89%) Data Protection
7 2 (5.26%) ITIL V3
7 2 (5.26%) ERP
7 2 (5.26%) Service Management
7 2 (5.26%) Network Planning
7 2 (5.26%) Incident Management
7 2 (5.26%) Capacity Management
7 2 (5.26%) Build Automation
8 1 (2.63%) Network Monitoring
Programming Languages
1 12 (31.58%) Java
1 12 (31.58%) Perl
1 12 (31.58%) PHP
1 12 (31.58%) SQL
1 12 (31.58%) Ruby
1 12 (31.58%) Bash Shell
Qualifications
1 11 (28.95%) Cisco Certification
2 9 (23.68%) CCNP
3 7 (18.42%) CCNA
4 3 (7.89%) Security Cleared
5 2 (5.26%) SC Cleared
5 2 (5.26%) JNCIA
5 2 (5.26%) JNCIP
6 1 (2.63%) Degree
6 1 (2.63%) MCT
6 1 (2.63%) CCSP
6 1 (2.63%) DV Cleared
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 5 (13.16%) SLA
System Software
1 12 (31.58%) Samba
1 12 (31.58%) VMware Infrastructure
1 12 (31.58%) Postfix
1 12 (31.58%) XenServer
2 3 (7.89%) ProxySG
3 1 (2.63%) NFS
Systems Management
1 12 (31.58%) ZABBIX
1 12 (31.58%) Puppet
2 2 (5.26%) Opscode Chef
2 2 (5.26%) Cisco Prime
2 2 (5.26%) Salt
Vendors
1 26 (68.42%) Cisco
2 21 (55.26%) Juniper
3 15 (39.47%) F5
4 12 (31.58%) VMware
4 12 (31.58%) Red Hat
4 12 (31.58%) CheckPoint
4 12 (31.58%) Citrix
5 7 (18.42%) Blue Coat
6 4 (10.53%) McAfee
7 2 (5.26%) Microsoft
7 2 (5.26%) IronPort
8 1 (2.63%) Trustwave
8 1 (2.63%) Brocade
8 1 (2.63%) WatchGuard
8 1 (2.63%) IBM
8 1 (2.63%) Nokia
8 1 (2.63%) Siemens
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