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 23 April 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
23 Apr 2014
Same period 2013 Same period 2012
Border Gateway Protocol (BGP)
Rank 125 122 140
Rank change year-on-year
-3 +18
Contract jobs citing BGP 17 5 7
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the South West 0.52% 0.21% 0.20%
As % of the Communications & Networking category 3.57% 1.50% 1.29%
Number of daily rates quoted 15 0 4
Average daily rate £450 - £481
UK excluding London average daily rate £400 £265 £375
% change year-on-year
+50.94% -29.33%
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 0 0
Average hourly rate - - -
UK excluding London average hourly rate £180.00 £33.75 £22.50
% change year-on-year
+433.33% +50.00%
Communications & Networking Category
South West
Contract IT job ads with a match in the
Communications & Networking category
476 334 544
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the South West 14.50% 14.24% 15.17%
Number of daily rates quoted 262 192 280
Average daily rate £375 £364 £425
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+3.09% -14.41%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £225 £175 £225
10% offered a daily rate of more than £470 £500 £500
UK excluding London average daily rate £338 £315 £325
% change year-on-year
+7.14% -3.07%
Number of hourly rates quoted 26 20 36
Average hourly rate £20.00 £21.50 £27.50
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
-6.97% -21.81%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £11.33 £15.20 £15.00
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £40.90 £40.50 £42.50
UK excluding London average hourly rate £20.50 £22.50 £27.50
% change year-on-year
-8.88% -18.18%
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 23 April 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 23 April 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
(Click each for more statistics)
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
Find
Job
Vacancies
Gloucestershire +17 10 £450 -
Bristol -18 4 £425 -
Dorset - 1 £303 -
Wiltshire - 1 £205 -
BGP
England

BGP
Top 30 Related IT Skills in the South West

For the 6 months to 23 April 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 26 (86.67%) Cisco
2 25 (83.33%) OSPF
3 22 (73.33%) Network Security
4 21 (70.00%) Firewall
5 17 (56.67%) Juniper
5 17 (56.67%) Cisco ASA
6 16 (53.33%) Windows
7 15 (50.00%) CheckPoint
8 13 (43.33%) Cisco Certification
8 13 (43.33%) Linux
8 13 (43.33%) VPN
8 13 (43.33%) Cisco IOS
8 13 (43.33%) Junos
9 12 (40.00%) IPsec
10 11 (36.67%) CCNP
10 11 (36.67%) MPLS
11 10 (33.33%) F5
11 10 (33.33%) Load Balancing
12 8 (26.67%) LAN
12 8 (26.67%) EIGRP
13 7 (23.33%) WAN
13 7 (23.33%) IPv6
14 6 (20.00%) CCNA
14 6 (20.00%) IPv4
14 6 (20.00%) JNCIS
14 6 (20.00%) Security Cleared
15 5 (16.67%) Capacity Planning
16 4 (13.33%) Puppet
16 4 (13.33%) Network Management
16 4 (13.33%) Bash Shell

BGP
Top Related IT Skills in the South West by Category

For the 6 months to 23 April 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 4 (13.33%) Confluence
1 4 (13.33%) MediaWiki
1 4 (13.33%) nginx
1 4 (13.33%) Apache
Communications & Networking
1 25 (83.33%) OSPF
2 22 (73.33%) Network Security
3 21 (70.00%) Firewall
4 17 (56.67%) Cisco ASA
5 13 (43.33%) VPN
5 13 (43.33%) Cisco IOS
5 13 (43.33%) Junos
6 12 (40.00%) IPsec
7 11 (36.67%) MPLS
8 8 (26.67%) LAN
8 8 (26.67%) EIGRP
9 7 (23.33%) WAN
9 7 (23.33%) IPv6
10 6 (20.00%) IPv4
11 4 (13.33%) TCP/IP
11 4 (13.33%) LDAP
11 4 (13.33%) Wireless
11 4 (13.33%) H.323
12 3 (10.00%) ICMP
12 3 (10.00%) Ethernet
Database & Business Intelligence
1 4 (13.33%) Relational Database
1 4 (13.33%) MySQL
1 4 (13.33%) PostgreSQL
Development Applications
1 4 (13.33%) Hudson
1 4 (13.33%) Jenkins
1 4 (13.33%) Git (software)
1 4 (13.33%) JIRA
1 4 (13.33%) Subversion
2 1 (3.33%) VSS/SourceSafe
General
1 2 (6.67%) Billing
1 2 (6.67%) Finance
1 2 (6.67%) Military
Job Titles
1 19 (63.33%) Network Engineer
2 16 (53.33%) Security Engineer
3 14 (46.67%) Network Security Engineer
4 9 (30.00%) Firewall Engineer
5 4 (13.33%) Designer
6 3 (10.00%) Linux Administrator
6 3 (10.00%) Cisco Engineer
6 3 (10.00%) Linux Systems Administrator
6 3 (10.00%) Systems Administrator
6 3 (10.00%) Administrator
7 2 (6.67%) Cisco Security Engineer
8 1 (3.33%) Network Analyst
8 1 (3.33%) Infrastructure Engineer
8 1 (3.33%) Senior Analyst
8 1 (3.33%) Senior Network Analyst
8 1 (3.33%) Cisco Network Engineer
8 1 (3.33%) Analyst
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 4 (13.33%) LAMP
Miscellaneous
1 4 (13.33%) Video Conferencing
1 4 (13.33%) Wiki
2 2 (6.67%) Cryptography
2 2 (6.67%) Open Source
3 1 (3.33%) Firmware
3 1 (3.33%) Enterprise Software
Operating Systems
1 16 (53.33%) Windows
2 13 (43.33%) Linux
3 4 (13.33%) Ubuntu
3 4 (13.33%) Windows Server 2003
3 4 (13.33%) Debian
4 3 (10.00%) Windows Server 2008
Processes & Methodologies
1 10 (33.33%) Load Balancing
2 5 (16.67%) Capacity Planning
3 4 (13.33%) Network Management
3 4 (13.33%) Continuous Integration
3 4 (13.33%) Data Modelling
3 4 (13.33%) Disaster Recovery
4 3 (10.00%) Incident Management
5 2 (6.67%) ITIL
5 2 (6.67%) Configuration Management
5 2 (6.67%) Asset Management
5 2 (6.67%) Risk Management
6 1 (3.33%) Change Management
6 1 (3.33%) ITSM
6 1 (3.33%) Root Cause Analysis
6 1 (3.33%) Network Planning
6 1 (3.33%) Technical Architecture
6 1 (3.33%) Performance Testing
6 1 (3.33%) Problem Management
6 1 (3.33%) Network Load Balancing
6 1 (3.33%) Data Protection
Programming Languages
1 4 (13.33%) Bash Shell
1 4 (13.33%) Ruby
1 4 (13.33%) Java
1 4 (13.33%) Perl
1 4 (13.33%) PHP
1 4 (13.33%) SQL
Qualifications
1 13 (43.33%) Cisco Certification
2 11 (36.67%) CCNP
3 6 (20.00%) CCNA
3 6 (20.00%) JNCIS
3 6 (20.00%) Security Cleared
4 3 (10.00%) Check Point Certification
4 3 (10.00%) CCSP
4 3 (10.00%) SC Cleared
5 1 (3.33%) DV Cleared
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 2 (6.67%) JSP 440
2 1 (3.33%) SLA
System Software
1 4 (13.33%) VMware Infrastructure
1 4 (13.33%) Postfix
1 4 (13.33%) XenServer
1 4 (13.33%) Samba
Systems Management
1 4 (13.33%) Puppet
1 4 (13.33%) ZABBIX
2 2 (6.67%) WhatsUp Gold
Vendors
1 26 (86.67%) Cisco
2 17 (56.67%) Juniper
3 15 (50.00%) CheckPoint
4 10 (33.33%) F5
5 4 (13.33%) Red Hat
5 4 (13.33%) Citrix
5 4 (13.33%) VMware
6 3 (10.00%) Microsoft
6 3 (10.00%) Tandberg
6 3 (10.00%) SolarWinds
7 1 (3.33%) Blue Coat
7 1 (3.33%) BT
7 1 (3.33%) Nokia
7 1 (3.33%) IronPort