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 1 July 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
1 Jul 2015
Same period 2014 Same period 2013
Border Gateway Protocol (BGP)
Rank 128 120 100
Rank change year-on-year
-8 -20
Contract jobs citing BGP 14 21 8
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the South West 0.45% 0.70% 0.39%
As % of the Communications & Networking category 3.87% 5.79% 2.65%
Number of daily rates quoted 7 19 2
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£475 £425 £295
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+11.76% +44.06%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £245 £302 £291
10% offered a daily rate of more than £515 £464 £299
UK excluding London average daily rate £340 £383 £325
% change year-on-year
-11.11% +17.69%
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 0 0
Average hourly rate - - -
UK excluding London average hourly rate £40.00 £40.00 £32.50
% change year-on-year
- +23.07%
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
362 363 302
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the South West 11.61% 12.16% 14.72%
Number of daily rates quoted 222 213 157
Average daily rate £360 £375 £345
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
-4.00% +8.69%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £225 £215 £205
10% offered a daily rate of more than £475 £462 £500
UK excluding London average daily rate £340 £325 £320
% change year-on-year
+4.61% +1.56%
Number of hourly rates quoted 27 44 23
Average hourly rate £22.00 £20.75 £21.00
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
+6.02% -1.19%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £12.80 £13.35 £11.29
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £45.00 £43.60 £40.00
UK excluding London average hourly rate £25.00 £19.00 £25.00
% change year-on-year
+31.57% -24.00%

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 1 July 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 1 July 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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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 +7 10 £475 -8.44% 2
Gloucestershire -6 3 £408 -9.44% 1
Devon - 1 £248 -
BGP
England

BGP
Top 30 Related IT Skills in the South West

For the 6 months to 1 July 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 26 (92.86%) OSPF
2 23 (82.14%) Cisco
3 21 (75.00%) Firewall
4 19 (67.86%) LAN
4 19 (67.86%) WAN
5 17 (60.71%) VPN
6 16 (57.14%) Data Centre
7 15 (53.57%) MPLS
8 14 (50.00%) IPsec
9 13 (46.43%) Cisco Certification
10 11 (39.29%) Juniper
10 11 (39.29%) Security Cleared
11 10 (35.71%) Network Security
11 10 (35.71%) CheckPoint
11 10 (35.71%) IPv6
11 10 (35.71%) CCNP
12 9 (32.14%) Citrix
12 9 (32.14%) DV Cleared
13 8 (28.57%) Cisco ASA
13 8 (28.57%) Wireless
13 8 (28.57%) EIGRP
14 7 (25.00%) SolarWinds
15 6 (21.43%) SC Cleared
15 6 (21.43%) Network Management
15 6 (21.43%) Load Balancing
15 6 (21.43%) Network Load Balancing
15 6 (21.43%) IP Telephony
15 6 (21.43%) Blue Coat
15 6 (21.43%) Wi-Fi
15 6 (21.43%) JNCIS

BGP
Top Related IT Skills in the South West by Category

For the 6 months to 1 July 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 5 (17.86%) Apache
1 5 (17.86%) nginx
1 5 (17.86%) Confluence
1 5 (17.86%) MediaWiki
2 3 (10.71%) SharePoint
2 3 (10.71%) IIS
Applications
1 1 (3.57%) MS Visio
1 1 (3.57%) MS PowerPoint
Communications & Networking
1 26 (92.86%) OSPF
2 21 (75.00%) Firewall
3 19 (67.86%) LAN
3 19 (67.86%) WAN
4 17 (60.71%) VPN
5 15 (53.57%) MPLS
6 14 (50.00%) IPsec
7 10 (35.71%) Network Security
7 10 (35.71%) IPv6
8 8 (28.57%) EIGRP
8 8 (28.57%) Cisco ASA
8 8 (28.57%) Wireless
9 6 (21.43%) IP Telephony
9 6 (21.43%) Wi-Fi
9 6 (21.43%) Cisco Nexus
9 6 (21.43%) Spanning Tree
10 5 (17.86%) H.323
10 5 (17.86%) Cisco IPT
10 5 (17.86%) Unified Communications
10 5 (17.86%) FWSM
Database & Business Intelligence
1 5 (17.86%) MySQL
1 5 (17.86%) PostgreSQL
2 3 (10.71%) Relational Database
2 3 (10.71%) SQL Server
Development Applications
1 5 (17.86%) Subversion
1 5 (17.86%) JIRA
1 5 (17.86%) Git (software)
1 5 (17.86%) Hudson
1 5 (17.86%) Jenkins
General
1 3 (10.71%) Finance
1 3 (10.71%) Billing
Job Titles
1 7 (25.00%) Network Engineer
2 6 (21.43%) Designer
3 5 (17.86%) Architect
3 5 (17.86%) Analyst
3 5 (17.86%) Network Analyst
3 5 (17.86%) Network Architect
4 4 (14.29%) Senior Analyst
4 4 (14.29%) Senior Network Analyst
5 3 (10.71%) DevOps Engineer
5 3 (10.71%) Linux DevOps Engineer
5 3 (10.71%) Lead Designer
6 2 (7.14%) Infrastructure Engineer
6 2 (7.14%) Administrator
6 2 (7.14%) Network Administrator
7 1 (3.57%) Cisco Engineer
7 1 (3.57%) Network Support
7 1 (3.57%) Cisco Network Analyst
7 1 (3.57%) Cisco Analyst
7 1 (3.57%) Network Design Engineer
7 1 (3.57%) Firewall Engineer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 2 (7.14%) LAMP
Miscellaneous
1 16 (57.14%) Data Centre
2 5 (17.86%) Wiki
2 5 (17.86%) Video Conferencing
3 4 (14.29%) Enterprise Software
3 4 (14.29%) Cryptography
4 3 (10.71%) Clustering
5 1 (3.57%) Computer Science
Operating Systems
1 6 (21.43%) Windows
1 6 (21.43%) Linux
2 5 (17.86%) Windows Server 2003
2 5 (17.86%) Debian
2 5 (17.86%) Ubuntu
2 5 (17.86%) CentOS
Processes & Methodologies
1 6 (21.43%) Load Balancing
1 6 (21.43%) Network Load Balancing
1 6 (21.43%) Network Management
2 5 (17.86%) Build Automation
2 5 (17.86%) Continuous Integration
2 5 (17.86%) Disaster Recovery
2 5 (17.86%) Capacity Planning
2 5 (17.86%) DevOps
3 3 (10.71%) Database Theory
3 3 (10.71%) Relational Database Theory
3 3 (10.71%) Risk Management
3 3 (10.71%) Asset Management
3 3 (10.71%) Data Modelling
3 3 (10.71%) Configuration Management
3 3 (10.71%) Technical Architecture
4 2 (7.14%) ITIL
4 2 (7.14%) Service Delivery
4 2 (7.14%) Network Design
4 2 (7.14%) Network Monitoring
5 1 (3.57%) Network Planning
Programming Languages
1 3 (10.71%) Perl
1 3 (10.71%) PHP
1 3 (10.71%) SQL
1 3 (10.71%) Ruby
1 3 (10.71%) Bash Shell
2 2 (7.14%) Java
3 1 (3.57%) Python
Qualifications
1 13 (46.43%) Cisco Certification
2 11 (39.29%) Security Cleared
3 10 (35.71%) CCNP
4 9 (32.14%) DV Cleared
5 6 (21.43%) SC Cleared
5 6 (21.43%) JNCIS
6 5 (17.86%) CCNA
7 1 (3.57%) CCDP
7 1 (3.57%) Degree
7 1 (3.57%) CCIE
System Software
1 5 (17.86%) Samba
1 5 (17.86%) VMware Infrastructure
1 5 (17.86%) Postfix
1 5 (17.86%) XenServer
1 5 (17.86%) iptables
2 3 (10.71%) Active Directory
Systems Management
1 5 (17.86%) CiscoWorks
1 5 (17.86%) ZABBIX
1 5 (17.86%) Puppet
2 2 (7.14%) Opscode Chef
2 2 (7.14%) Salt
Vendors
1 23 (82.14%) Cisco
2 11 (39.29%) Juniper
3 10 (35.71%) CheckPoint
4 9 (32.14%) Citrix
5 7 (25.00%) SolarWinds
6 6 (21.43%) Blue Coat
7 5 (17.86%) IronPort
7 5 (17.86%) Tandberg
7 5 (17.86%) HP
7 5 (17.86%) IBM
7 5 (17.86%) CA
7 5 (17.86%) Nokia
7 5 (17.86%) Red Hat
7 5 (17.86%) VMware
8 4 (14.29%) F5
9 1 (3.57%) Riverbed
9 1 (3.57%) Brocade
9 1 (3.57%) Websense
9 1 (3.57%) Radware
9 1 (3.57%) Microsoft
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