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 5 February 2016 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
5 Feb 2016
Same period 2015 Same period 2014
Border Gateway Protocol (BGP)
Rank 119 125 116
Rank change year-on-year
+6 -9
Contract jobs citing BGP 25 22 12
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the South West 0.83% 0.69% 0.48%
As % of the Communications & Networking category 5.94% 5.10% 3.58%
Number of daily rates quoted 20 10 4
Average daily rate £363 £405 £401
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
-10.49% +0.93%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £324 £325 £278
10% offered a daily rate of more than £364 £450 £471
UK excluding London average daily rate £363 £350 £375
% change year-on-year
+3.57% -6.66%
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 0 0
Average hourly rate - - -
UK excluding London average hourly rate £43.00 £30.00 £180.00
% change year-on-year
+43.33% -83.33%
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
421 431 335
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the South West 14.00% 13.49% 13.44%
Number of daily rates quoted 271 221 159
Average daily rate £351 £375 £327
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
-6.53% +14.67%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £225 £224 £175
10% offered a daily rate of more than £425 £495 £455
UK excluding London average daily rate £363 £350 £350
% change year-on-year
+3.57% -
Number of hourly rates quoted 31 36 17
Average hourly rate £27.50 £24.00 £19.50
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
+14.58% +23.07%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £17.45 £12.50 £9.50
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £43.50 £44.00 £30.60
UK excluding London average hourly rate £30.00 £26.00 £21.00
% change year-on-year
+15.38% +23.80%

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 5 February 2016.

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 5 February 2016. 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
Wiltshire +15 19 £363 -
Bristol -6 4 £413 +7.14% 2
Gloucestershire -3 1 £315 -30.00% 1
BGP
England

BGP
Top 30 Related IT Skills in the South West

For the 6 months to 5 February 2016, 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 33 (94.29%) Cisco
2 31 (88.57%) MPLS
2 31 (88.57%) OSPF
3 29 (82.86%) Cisco Certification
4 27 (77.14%) VPN
5 26 (74.29%) Juniper
6 25 (71.43%) CCNP
7 24 (68.57%) IPsec
8 20 (57.14%) WAN
8 20 (57.14%) Security Cleared
9 18 (51.43%) SC Cleared
9 18 (51.43%) Firewall
10 17 (48.57%) DV Cleared
11 14 (40.00%) Cisco ASA
12 13 (37.14%) JNCIS
12 13 (37.14%) Linux
13 12 (34.29%) BT
14 10 (28.57%) EIGRP
15 8 (22.86%) McAfee
15 8 (22.86%) CheckPoint
16 7 (20.00%) LAN
16 7 (20.00%) CCIE
16 7 (20.00%) High Availability
16 7 (20.00%) Spanning Tree
17 6 (17.14%) Data Centre
17 6 (17.14%) HSRP
17 6 (17.14%) Network Security
17 6 (17.14%) Degree
17 6 (17.14%) Blue Coat
17 6 (17.14%) SSH

BGP
Top Related IT Skills in the South West by Category

For the 6 months to 5 February 2016, 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.

Applications
1 2 (5.71%) MS PowerPoint
1 2 (5.71%) MS Visio
2 1 (2.86%) MS Excel
Communications & Networking
1 31 (88.57%) MPLS
1 31 (88.57%) OSPF
2 27 (77.14%) VPN
3 24 (68.57%) IPsec
4 20 (57.14%) WAN
5 18 (51.43%) Firewall
6 14 (40.00%) Cisco ASA
7 10 (28.57%) EIGRP
8 7 (20.00%) LAN
8 7 (20.00%) Spanning Tree
9 6 (17.14%) HSRP
9 6 (17.14%) Network Security
9 6 (17.14%) SSH
9 6 (17.14%) Wireless
10 5 (14.29%) Cisco ISE
10 5 (14.29%) Ethernet
10 5 (14.29%) SSL
10 5 (14.29%) TCP/IP
10 5 (14.29%) VRRP
11 4 (11.43%) RIP
General
1 4 (11.43%) Finance
2 3 (8.57%) Telecoms
3 1 (2.86%) Billing
3 1 (2.86%) Military
Job Titles
1 19 (54.29%) Designer
2 16 (45.71%) Network Designer
3 10 (28.57%) Network Engineer
4 4 (11.43%) Architect
5 3 (8.57%) Firewall Engineer
5 3 (8.57%) IP Designer
5 3 (8.57%) SC Cleared Network Engineer
5 3 (8.57%) Security Architect
6 2 (5.71%) Senior Designer
7 1 (2.86%) Administrator
7 1 (2.86%) Analyst
7 1 (2.86%) Cisco Architect
7 1 (2.86%) Cisco Security Architect
7 1 (2.86%) Consultant
7 1 (2.86%) Network Analyst
7 1 (2.86%) Network Architect
7 1 (2.86%) Network Security Engineer
7 1 (2.86%) Security Administrator
7 1 (2.86%) Security Engineer
7 1 (2.86%) Senior Network Engineer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 3 (8.57%) 802.1X
2 1 (2.86%) OCX
2 1 (2.86%) WAP
Miscellaneous
1 6 (17.14%) Data Centre
2 4 (11.43%) Blackberry
2 4 (11.43%) Computer Science
3 2 (5.71%) Driving Licence
3 2 (5.71%) Management Information System
4 1 (2.86%) PKI
Operating Systems
1 13 (37.14%) Linux
2 1 (2.86%) CatOS
Processes & Methodologies
1 7 (20.00%) High Availability
2 5 (14.29%) Load Balancing
2 5 (14.29%) Network Management
3 4 (11.43%) Kalman Filter
3 4 (11.43%) SIEM
4 3 (8.57%) Information Security
4 3 (8.57%) ITIL
4 3 (8.57%) Time Management
5 2 (5.71%) Capacity Management
5 2 (5.71%) Change Management
5 2 (5.71%) Disaster Recovery
5 2 (5.71%) Network Planning
5 2 (5.71%) Performance Analysis
5 2 (5.71%) Performance Monitoring
5 2 (5.71%) Project Management
5 2 (5.71%) Service Delivery
6 1 (2.86%) Capacity Planning
6 1 (2.86%) Change Control
6 1 (2.86%) Continuous Improvement
6 1 (2.86%) Network Monitoring
Qualifications
1 29 (82.86%) Cisco Certification
2 25 (71.43%) CCNP
3 20 (57.14%) Security Cleared
4 18 (51.43%) SC Cleared
5 17 (48.57%) DV Cleared
6 13 (37.14%) JNCIS
7 7 (20.00%) CCIE
8 6 (17.14%) Degree
9 4 (11.43%) JNCIP
10 3 (8.57%) CCNA
10 3 (8.57%) Check Point Certification
10 3 (8.57%) CISSP
10 3 (8.57%) JNCIE
11 2 (5.71%) MCSE
11 2 (5.71%) Microsoft Certification
12 1 (2.86%) CCSA
12 1 (2.86%) HND
12 1 (2.86%) ITIL Certification
12 1 (2.86%) ITIL Foundation Certificate
12 1 (2.86%) MCP
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 1 (2.86%) SLA
System Software
1 1 (2.86%) Active Directory
Systems Management
1 1 (2.86%) CiscoWorks
Vendors
1 33 (94.29%) Cisco
2 26 (74.29%) Juniper
3 12 (34.29%) BT
4 8 (22.86%) CheckPoint
4 8 (22.86%) McAfee
5 6 (17.14%) Blue Coat
6 5 (14.29%) IronPort
6 5 (14.29%) Sourcefire
7 4 (11.43%) Intel
8 3 (8.57%) F5
8 3 (8.57%) Nokia
8 3 (8.57%) Palo Alto
8 3 (8.57%) Remedy
9 1 (2.86%) Avaya
9 1 (2.86%) CA
9 1 (2.86%) Citrix
9 1 (2.86%) HP
9 1 (2.86%) IBM
9 1 (2.86%) Nortel
9 1 (2.86%) SolarWinds