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 4 August 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
4 Aug 2015
Same period 2014 Same period 2013
Border Gateway Protocol (BGP)
Rank 126 122 103
Rank change year-on-year
-4 -19
Contract jobs citing BGP 20 21 8
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the South West 0.61% 0.69% 0.37%
As % of the Communications & Networking category 4.96% 4.63% 2.75%
Number of daily rates quoted 8 20 2
Average daily rate
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£450 £400 £295
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+12.50% +35.59%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £245 £299 £291
10% offered a daily rate of more than £540 £519 £299
UK excluding London average daily rate £375 £350 £330
% change year-on-year
+7.14% +6.06%
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 0 0
Average hourly rate - - -
UK excluding London average hourly rate £47.83 £40.00 £41.00
% change year-on-year
+19.57% -2.43%
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
403 454 291
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the South West 12.31% 14.91% 13.59%
Number of daily rates quoted 235 270 147
Average daily rate £390 £365 £300
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+6.84% +21.66%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £225 £213 £198
10% offered a daily rate of more than £500 £492 £500
UK excluding London average daily rate £350 £338 £320
% change year-on-year
+3.70% +5.46%
Number of hourly rates quoted 31 35 27
Average hourly rate £42.46 £20.00 £19.50
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
+112.30% +2.56%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £17.50 £15.00 £16.61
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £49.19 £43.00 £41.25
UK excluding London average hourly rate £21.53 £20.00 £25.50
% change year-on-year
+7.62% -21.56%

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 4 August 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 4 August 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 +11 15 £475 -8.44%
Gloucestershire -5 4 £313 -2.34%
Devon - 1 £248 -
BGP
England

BGP
Top 30 Related IT Skills in the South West

For the 6 months to 4 August 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 28 (93.33%) Cisco
2 27 (90.00%) OSPF
3 24 (80.00%) LAN
4 22 (73.33%) WAN
5 21 (70.00%) MPLS
5 21 (70.00%) Firewall
6 19 (63.33%) VPN
7 15 (50.00%) Juniper
8 14 (46.67%) IPsec
8 14 (46.67%) Data Centre
9 13 (43.33%) Security Cleared
9 13 (43.33%) Cisco Certification
9 13 (43.33%) CCNP
10 12 (40.00%) CheckPoint
11 10 (33.33%) Network Security
12 9 (30.00%) SC Cleared
12 9 (30.00%) DV Cleared
12 9 (30.00%) Cisco ASA
12 9 (30.00%) VLAN
12 9 (30.00%) F5
12 9 (30.00%) IPv6
13 8 (26.67%) Ethernet
13 8 (26.67%) JNCIS
14 7 (23.33%) Tandberg
14 7 (23.33%) Video Conferencing
14 7 (23.33%) Cisco PIX
14 7 (23.33%) Cisco Nexus
14 7 (23.33%) HSRP
14 7 (23.33%) ITIL
14 7 (23.33%) IPv4

BGP
Top Related IT Skills in the South West by Category

For the 6 months to 4 August 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 2 (6.67%) Apache
1 2 (6.67%) nginx
1 2 (6.67%) Confluence
1 2 (6.67%) MediaWiki
Applications
1 2 (6.67%) MS Visio
1 2 (6.67%) MS PowerPoint
Communications & Networking
1 27 (90.00%) OSPF
2 24 (80.00%) LAN
3 22 (73.33%) WAN
4 21 (70.00%) MPLS
4 21 (70.00%) Firewall
5 19 (63.33%) VPN
6 14 (46.67%) IPsec
7 10 (33.33%) Network Security
8 9 (30.00%) Cisco ASA
8 9 (30.00%) VLAN
8 9 (30.00%) IPv6
9 8 (26.67%) Ethernet
10 7 (23.33%) IPv4
10 7 (23.33%) Cisco PIX
10 7 (23.33%) EIGRP
10 7 (23.33%) VRRP
10 7 (23.33%) H.323
10 7 (23.33%) Cisco Nexus
10 7 (23.33%) HSRP
11 6 (20.00%) Wireless
Database & Business Intelligence
1 2 (6.67%) MySQL
1 2 (6.67%) PostgreSQL
1 2 (6.67%) Relational Database
Development Applications
1 2 (6.67%) Subversion
1 2 (6.67%) JIRA
1 2 (6.67%) Git (software)
1 2 (6.67%) Hudson
1 2 (6.67%) Jenkins
General
1 4 (13.33%) Finance
1 4 (13.33%) Billing
2 1 (3.33%) Telecoms
Job Titles
1 11 (36.67%) Network Engineer
2 9 (30.00%) Designer
3 5 (16.67%) Architect
3 5 (16.67%) Network Architect
4 4 (13.33%) Network Design Engineer
4 4 (13.33%) Lead Designer
4 4 (13.33%) Design Engineer
5 2 (6.67%) Analyst
5 2 (6.67%) Implementation Engineer
5 2 (6.67%) Senior Analyst
5 2 (6.67%) Network Analyst
5 2 (6.67%) Senior Network Analyst
5 2 (6.67%) DevOps Engineer
5 2 (6.67%) Linux DevOps Engineer
6 1 (3.33%) Network Implementation Engineer
6 1 (3.33%) Cisco Network Engineer
6 1 (3.33%) Firewall Engineer
6 1 (3.33%) Network Designer
6 1 (3.33%) Support Engineer
6 1 (3.33%) Network Support Engineer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 2 (6.67%) LAMP
1 2 (6.67%) 802.1X
Miscellaneous
1 14 (46.67%) Data Centre
2 7 (23.33%) Video Conferencing
3 6 (20.00%) Cryptography
4 5 (16.67%) Enterprise Software
5 2 (6.67%) Computer Science
5 2 (6.67%) Wiki
Operating Systems
1 3 (10.00%) Windows
1 3 (10.00%) Linux
2 2 (6.67%) Windows Server 2003
2 2 (6.67%) Debian
2 2 (6.67%) Ubuntu
2 2 (6.67%) CentOS
Processes & Methodologies
1 7 (23.33%) ITIL
1 7 (23.33%) Service Delivery
2 5 (16.67%) Network Design
3 4 (13.33%) Risk Management
3 4 (13.33%) Configuration Management
3 4 (13.33%) Asset Management
3 4 (13.33%) Technical Architecture
3 4 (13.33%) Load Balancing
4 3 (10.00%) Network Load Balancing
4 3 (10.00%) Network Management
5 2 (6.67%) Capacity Management
5 2 (6.67%) Build Automation
5 2 (6.67%) Performance Monitoring
5 2 (6.67%) Network Monitoring
5 2 (6.67%) DevOps
5 2 (6.67%) Continuous Integration
5 2 (6.67%) Time Management
5 2 (6.67%) Capacity Planning
5 2 (6.67%) Disaster Recovery
5 2 (6.67%) Data Modelling
Programming Languages
1 2 (6.67%) Java
1 2 (6.67%) Perl
1 2 (6.67%) PHP
1 2 (6.67%) SQL
1 2 (6.67%) Ruby
1 2 (6.67%) Bash Shell
Qualifications
1 13 (43.33%) CCNP
1 13 (43.33%) Cisco Certification
1 13 (43.33%) Security Cleared
2 9 (30.00%) SC Cleared
2 9 (30.00%) DV Cleared
3 8 (26.67%) JNCIS
4 2 (6.67%) Degree
4 2 (6.67%) CCNA
4 2 (6.67%) CCIE
5 1 (3.33%) CCDP
System Software
1 2 (6.67%) VMware Infrastructure
1 2 (6.67%) Postfix
1 2 (6.67%) XenServer
1 2 (6.67%) iptables
1 2 (6.67%) Samba
2 1 (3.33%) ProxySG
Systems Management
1 2 (6.67%) CiscoWorks
1 2 (6.67%) ZABBIX
1 2 (6.67%) Puppet
1 2 (6.67%) Opscode Chef
1 2 (6.67%) Salt
Vendors
1 28 (93.33%) Cisco
2 15 (50.00%) Juniper
3 12 (40.00%) CheckPoint
4 9 (30.00%) F5
5 7 (23.33%) Tandberg
6 5 (16.67%) Citrix
6 5 (16.67%) Radware
6 5 (16.67%) Blue Coat
7 4 (13.33%) SolarWinds
8 3 (10.00%) IronPort
9 2 (6.67%) VMware
9 2 (6.67%) Websense
9 2 (6.67%) CA
9 2 (6.67%) Nokia
9 2 (6.67%) Red Hat
9 2 (6.67%) IBM
9 2 (6.67%) HP
10 1 (3.33%) Intel
10 1 (3.33%) Remedy
10 1 (3.33%) McAfee