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 6 May 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
6 May 2015
Same period 2014 Same period 2013
Border Gateway Protocol (BGP)
Rank 124 127 121
Rank change year-on-year
+3 -6
Contract jobs citing BGP 10 18 4
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the South West 0.33% 0.56% 0.18%
As % of the Communications & Networking category 2.92% 4.13% 1.23%
Number of daily rates quoted 8 15 0
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£393 £450 -
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
-12.77% -
UK excluding London average daily rate £350 £400 £265
% change year-on-year
-12.50% +50.94%
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 0 0
Average hourly rate - - -
UK excluding London average hourly rate £40.00 - £32.50
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
343 436 325
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the South West 11.34% 13.68% 14.90%
Number of daily rates quoted 170 248 188
Average daily rate £360 £375 £355
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
-4.00% +5.63%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £245 £225 £200
10% offered a daily rate of more than £475 £463 £500
UK excluding London average daily rate £340 £330 £315
% change year-on-year
+3.03% +4.76%
Number of hourly rates quoted 23 32 21
Average hourly rate £22.00 £17.50 £21.50
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
+25.71% -18.60%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £12.50 £11.55 £14.57
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £39.35 £40.50 £40.50
UK excluding London average hourly rate £28.69 £20.00 £21.50
% change year-on-year
+43.45% -6.97%

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 6 May 2015.

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 6 May 2015. 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
Wiltshire +17 4 £288 +40.24% 4
Bristol +1 4 £393 -7.64% 1
Gloucestershire -20 2 £450 - 1
BGP
England

BGP
Top 30 Related IT Skills in the South West

For the 6 months to 6 May 2015, 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 (100.00%) OSPF
2 29 (90.63%) Firewall
3 24 (75.00%) Cisco
4 23 (71.88%) WAN
4 23 (71.88%) LAN
5 19 (59.38%) IPsec
6 18 (56.25%) VPN
7 14 (43.75%) MPLS
7 14 (43.75%) Citrix
8 11 (34.38%) CheckPoint
8 11 (34.38%) Wireless
8 11 (34.38%) IPv6
8 11 (34.38%) Security Cleared
9 10 (31.25%) DV Cleared
9 10 (31.25%) Network Security
9 10 (31.25%) Cisco Certification
10 9 (28.13%) SolarWinds
10 9 (28.13%) Cisco Nexus
11 8 (25.00%) Unified Communications
11 8 (25.00%) Spanning Tree
11 8 (25.00%) Network Management
11 8 (25.00%) Cisco ASA
11 8 (25.00%) IP Telephony
11 8 (25.00%) EIGRP
11 8 (25.00%) SSL
11 8 (25.00%) Windows
11 8 (25.00%) Linux
12 7 (21.88%) Apache
12 7 (21.88%) MySQL
12 7 (21.88%) LDAP

BGP
Top Related IT Skills in the South West by Category

For the 6 months to 6 May 2015, 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 7 (21.88%) Apache
1 7 (21.88%) nginx
1 7 (21.88%) Confluence
1 7 (21.88%) MediaWiki
2 3 (9.38%) SharePoint
2 3 (9.38%) IIS
Applications
1 1 (3.13%) MS Visio
1 1 (3.13%) MS PowerPoint
Communications & Networking
1 32 (100.00%) OSPF
2 29 (90.63%) Firewall
3 23 (71.88%) LAN
3 23 (71.88%) WAN
4 19 (59.38%) IPsec
5 18 (56.25%) VPN
6 14 (43.75%) MPLS
7 11 (34.38%) IPv6
7 11 (34.38%) Wireless
8 10 (31.25%) Network Security
9 9 (28.13%) Cisco Nexus
10 8 (25.00%) Spanning Tree
10 8 (25.00%) Cisco ASA
10 8 (25.00%) Unified Communications
10 8 (25.00%) IP Telephony
10 8 (25.00%) EIGRP
10 8 (25.00%) SSL
11 7 (21.88%) LDAP
11 7 (21.88%) FWSM
11 7 (21.88%) Cisco IPT
Database & Business Intelligence
1 7 (21.88%) MySQL
1 7 (21.88%) PostgreSQL
2 5 (15.63%) Relational Database
3 3 (9.38%) SQL Server
Development Applications
1 7 (21.88%) Subversion
1 7 (21.88%) JIRA
1 7 (21.88%) Git (software)
1 7 (21.88%) Hudson
1 7 (21.88%) Jenkins
2 1 (3.13%) VSS/SourceSafe
General
1 4 (12.50%) Finance
2 2 (6.25%) Billing
3 1 (3.13%) Telecoms
Job Titles
1 9 (28.13%) Architect
2 8 (25.00%) Network Architect
3 7 (21.88%) Analyst
3 7 (21.88%) Network Analyst
4 6 (18.75%) Senior Analyst
4 6 (18.75%) Senior Network Analyst
5 5 (15.63%) Network Engineer
5 5 (15.63%) DevOps Engineer
6 3 (9.38%) Linux DevOps Engineer
6 3 (9.38%) Designer
7 2 (6.25%) Network Administrator
7 2 (6.25%) Lead Designer
7 2 (6.25%) Administrator
7 2 (6.25%) Infrastructure Engineer
8 1 (3.13%) Network Support Engineer
8 1 (3.13%) Support Engineer
8 1 (3.13%) Infrastructure Architect
8 1 (3.13%) Network Support
8 1 (3.13%) Network Specialist
8 1 (3.13%) Cisco Network Analyst
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 4 (12.50%) LAMP
Miscellaneous
1 7 (21.88%) Wiki
2 3 (9.38%) Video Conferencing
2 3 (9.38%) Clustering
2 3 (9.38%) Cryptography
3 2 (6.25%) Enterprise Software
4 1 (3.13%) Private Cloud
4 1 (3.13%) Computer Science
Operating Systems
1 8 (25.00%) Windows
1 8 (25.00%) Linux
2 7 (21.88%) Windows Server 2003
2 7 (21.88%) Debian
2 7 (21.88%) Ubuntu
2 7 (21.88%) CentOS
Processes & Methodologies
1 8 (25.00%) Network Management
2 7 (21.88%) Capacity Planning
2 7 (21.88%) Network Load Balancing
2 7 (21.88%) Continuous Integration
2 7 (21.88%) Disaster Recovery
2 7 (21.88%) Build Automation
2 7 (21.88%) DevOps
3 6 (18.75%) Load Balancing
4 5 (15.63%) Data Modelling
4 5 (15.63%) Database Theory
4 5 (15.63%) Relational Database Theory
5 3 (9.38%) Technical Architecture
6 2 (6.25%) Configuration Management
6 2 (6.25%) Risk Management
6 2 (6.25%) Asset Management
6 2 (6.25%) Network Design
6 2 (6.25%) Network Monitoring
7 1 (3.13%) Performance Monitoring
7 1 (3.13%) Network Planning
7 1 (3.13%) Supplier Management
Programming Languages
1 5 (15.63%) Perl
1 5 (15.63%) PHP
1 5 (15.63%) SQL
1 5 (15.63%) Ruby
1 5 (15.63%) Bash Shell
2 4 (12.50%) Java
3 1 (3.13%) Python
Qualifications
1 11 (34.38%) Security Cleared
2 10 (31.25%) DV Cleared
2 10 (31.25%) Cisco Certification
3 5 (15.63%) CCNP
4 4 (12.50%) CCNA
5 3 (9.38%) JNCIS
5 3 (9.38%) CCIE
5 3 (9.38%) SC Cleared
6 2 (6.25%) Degree
7 1 (3.13%) CCDP
System Software
1 7 (21.88%) Samba
1 7 (21.88%) VMware Infrastructure
1 7 (21.88%) Postfix
1 7 (21.88%) XenServer
1 7 (21.88%) iptables
2 3 (9.38%) Active Directory
Systems Management
1 7 (21.88%) CiscoWorks
1 7 (21.88%) ZABBIX
1 7 (21.88%) Puppet
2 4 (12.50%) Opscode Chef
2 4 (12.50%) Salt
Vendors
1 24 (75.00%) Cisco
2 14 (43.75%) Citrix
3 11 (34.38%) CheckPoint
4 9 (28.13%) SolarWinds
5 7 (21.88%) HP
5 7 (21.88%) IBM
5 7 (21.88%) IronPort
5 7 (21.88%) VMware
5 7 (21.88%) Blue Coat
5 7 (21.88%) Juniper
5 7 (21.88%) CA
5 7 (21.88%) Nokia
5 7 (21.88%) Red Hat
6 3 (9.38%) Tandberg
7 2 (6.25%) F5
8 1 (3.13%) Riverbed
8 1 (3.13%) Microsoft
8 1 (3.13%) Brocade
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