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 29 August 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
29 Aug 2014
Same period 2013 Same period 2012
Border Gateway Protocol (BGP)
Rank 124 107 118
Rank change year-on-year
-17 +11
Contract jobs citing BGP 19 1 14
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the South West 0.59% 0.045% 0.44%
As % of the Communications & Networking category 3.81% 0.37% 3.10%
Number of daily rates quoted 15 1 0
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£350 £290 -
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+20.68% -
UK excluding London average daily rate £350 £364 £325
% change year-on-year
-3.78% +11.92%
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 0 0
Average hourly rate - - -
UK excluding London average hourly rate £40.00 £41.00 £29.50
% change year-on-year
-2.43% +38.98%
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
499 269 451
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the South West 15.46% 12.16% 14.31%
Number of daily rates quoted 306 136 195
Average daily rate £350 £300 £360
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+16.66% -16.66%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £200 £175 £202
10% offered a daily rate of more than £487 £475 £425
UK excluding London average daily rate £338 £325 £330
% change year-on-year
+3.84% -1.51%
Number of hourly rates quoted 27 28 63
Average hourly rate £22.50 £19.65 £36.00
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
+14.50% -45.41%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £14.50 £15.00 £14.40
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £134.00 £41.50 £50.00
UK excluding London average hourly rate £22.50 £23.21 £25.00
% change year-on-year
-3.05% -7.16%

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 29 August 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 29 August 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 - 9 £275 -
Wiltshire -10 6 £450 +55.17% 2
Bristol - 4 £400 - 1
Dorset - - - -
BGP
England

BGP
Top 30 Related IT Skills in the South West

For the 6 months to 29 August 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 39 (86.67%) Firewall
2 32 (71.11%) Cisco
3 31 (68.89%) OSPF
4 28 (62.22%) LAN
5 27 (60.00%) WAN
6 26 (57.78%) VPN
7 25 (55.56%) Juniper
7 25 (55.56%) Network Security
8 24 (53.33%) EIGRP
9 22 (48.89%) Windows
10 21 (46.67%) Linux
11 18 (40.00%) Cisco Certification
12 17 (37.78%) Cisco ASA
13 16 (35.56%) Capacity Planning
13 16 (35.56%) F5
14 15 (33.33%) CCNP
15 14 (31.11%) VMware
16 13 (28.89%) IPsec
16 13 (28.89%) LAMP
16 13 (28.89%) Samba
16 13 (28.89%) Debian
16 13 (28.89%) PostgreSQL
16 13 (28.89%) Subversion
16 13 (28.89%) Ruby
16 13 (28.89%) Git (software)
16 13 (28.89%) ZABBIX
16 13 (28.89%) Postfix
16 13 (28.89%) XenServer
16 13 (28.89%) nginx
16 13 (28.89%) JIRA

BGP
Top Related IT Skills in the South West by Category

For the 6 months to 29 August 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 13 (28.89%) Apache
1 13 (28.89%) nginx
1 13 (28.89%) Confluence
1 13 (28.89%) MediaWiki
Applications
1 2 (4.44%) MS Visio
2 1 (2.22%) MS Office
Cloud Services
1 2 (4.44%) SaaS
Communications & Networking
1 39 (86.67%) Firewall
2 31 (68.89%) OSPF
3 28 (62.22%) LAN
4 27 (60.00%) WAN
5 26 (57.78%) VPN
6 25 (55.56%) Network Security
7 24 (53.33%) EIGRP
8 17 (37.78%) Cisco ASA
9 13 (28.89%) MPLS
9 13 (28.89%) IPsec
9 13 (28.89%) IPv6
9 13 (28.89%) LDAP
10 12 (26.67%) Cisco IOS
11 10 (22.22%) VLAN
11 10 (22.22%) Junos
12 7 (15.56%) Cisco PIX
12 7 (15.56%) SSL
13 6 (13.33%) BIG-IP
14 4 (8.89%) Ethernet
14 4 (8.89%) FWSM
Database & Business Intelligence
1 13 (28.89%) MySQL
1 13 (28.89%) PostgreSQL
1 13 (28.89%) Relational Database
Development Applications
1 13 (28.89%) Subversion
1 13 (28.89%) JIRA
1 13 (28.89%) Git (software)
1 13 (28.89%) Hudson
1 13 (28.89%) Jenkins
2 1 (2.22%) VSS/SourceSafe
General
1 4 (8.89%) Telecoms
2 2 (4.44%) Manufacturing
Job Titles
1 17 (37.78%) Network Engineer
2 13 (28.89%) Security Engineer
3 9 (20.00%) Network Security Engineer
4 8 (17.78%) Firewall Engineer
5 6 (13.33%) Linux Systems Administrator
5 6 (13.33%) Linux Administrator
5 6 (13.33%) Network Team Leader
5 6 (13.33%) DevOps Engineer
5 6 (13.33%) Systems Administrator
5 6 (13.33%) Administrator
5 6 (13.33%) Team Leader
6 4 (8.89%) Senior Network Engineer
7 3 (6.67%) Network Operations Team Leader
7 3 (6.67%) Linux DevOps Engineer
7 3 (6.67%) Linux Engineer
7 3 (6.67%) Operations Team Leader
7 3 (6.67%) Technical Engineer
7 3 (6.67%) Cisco Engineer
8 2 (4.44%) Network Analyst
8 2 (4.44%) Infrastructure Engineer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 13 (28.89%) LAMP
Miscellaneous
1 13 (28.89%) Wiki
2 3 (6.67%) Firmware
3 2 (4.44%) Clustering
3 2 (4.44%) Open Source
Operating Systems
1 22 (48.89%) Windows
2 21 (46.67%) Linux
3 13 (28.89%) Windows Server 2003
3 13 (28.89%) Debian
4 12 (26.67%) Ubuntu
5 7 (15.56%) CentOS
6 2 (4.44%) Windows Server 2008
7 1 (2.22%) UNIX
Processes & Methodologies
1 16 (35.56%) Capacity Planning
2 13 (28.89%) Continuous Integration
2 13 (28.89%) Data Modelling
2 13 (28.89%) Disaster Recovery
2 13 (28.89%) DevOps
3 12 (26.67%) ITIL
4 11 (24.44%) Load Balancing
5 9 (20.00%) Problem Management
6 7 (15.56%) Root Cause Analysis
6 7 (15.56%) Performance Monitoring
7 6 (13.33%) Change Management
8 4 (8.89%) Service Management
8 4 (8.89%) Incident Management
9 3 (6.67%) Data Protection
9 3 (6.67%) Capacity Management
9 3 (6.67%) Build Automation
9 3 (6.67%) ITIL V3
10 2 (4.44%) Network Planning
10 2 (4.44%) ERP
11 1 (2.22%) Project Management
Programming Languages
1 13 (28.89%) Java
1 13 (28.89%) Perl
1 13 (28.89%) PHP
1 13 (28.89%) SQL
1 13 (28.89%) Ruby
1 13 (28.89%) Bash Shell
Qualifications
1 18 (40.00%) Cisco Certification
2 15 (33.33%) CCNP
3 10 (22.22%) CCNA
3 10 (22.22%) Security Cleared
4 8 (17.78%) SC Cleared
5 3 (6.67%) DV Cleared
5 3 (6.67%) CCSP
6 2 (4.44%) JNCIA
6 2 (4.44%) JNCIP
7 1 (2.22%) Degree
7 1 (2.22%) MCT
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 7 (15.56%) SLA
System Software
1 13 (28.89%) VMware Infrastructure
1 13 (28.89%) Postfix
1 13 (28.89%) XenServer
1 13 (28.89%) Samba
2 6 (13.33%) ProxySG
3 1 (2.22%) NFS
3 1 (2.22%) vSphere
3 1 (2.22%) VMware ESXi
Systems Management
1 13 (28.89%) ZABBIX
1 13 (28.89%) Puppet
2 3 (6.67%) Opscode Chef
2 3 (6.67%) Cisco Prime
2 3 (6.67%) Salt
3 1 (2.22%) Nagios
Vendors
1 32 (71.11%) Cisco
2 25 (55.56%) Juniper
3 16 (35.56%) F5
4 14 (31.11%) VMware
5 13 (28.89%) Red Hat
5 13 (28.89%) Citrix
6 12 (26.67%) CheckPoint
7 10 (22.22%) Blue Coat
8 5 (11.11%) Microsoft
9 4 (8.89%) McAfee
10 2 (4.44%) Nokia
10 2 (4.44%) IronPort
10 2 (4.44%) NetQoS
11 1 (2.22%) Trustwave
11 1 (2.22%) Brocade
11 1 (2.22%) WatchGuard
11 1 (2.22%) Siemens
11 1 (2.22%) IBM