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 26 January 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
26 Jan 2015
Same period 2014 Same period 2013
Border Gateway Protocol (BGP)
Rank 122 107 114
Rank change year-on-year
-15 +7
Contract jobs citing BGP 22 13 12
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the South West 0.70% 0.52% 0.48%
As % of the Communications & Networking category 5.25% 4.15% 3.50%
Number of daily rates quoted 9 5 4
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£425 £400 £165
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+6.25% +142.42%
UK excluding London average daily rate £350 £380 £320
% change year-on-year
-7.89% +18.75%
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 0 1
Average hourly rate - - £190.00
UK excluding London average hourly rate £30.00 - £190.00
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
419 313 343
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the South West 13.38% 12.63% 13.62%
Number of daily rates quoted 216 151 181
Average daily rate £355 £300 £355
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+18.33% -15.49%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £215 £175 £183
10% offered a daily rate of more than £495 £450 £450
UK excluding London average daily rate £350 £350 £325
% change year-on-year
- +7.69%
Number of hourly rates quoted 37 22 31
Average hourly rate £24.00 £19.50 £37.50
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
+23.07% -48.00%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £17.40 £9.50 £17.50
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £44.00 £31.50 £190.00
UK excluding London average hourly rate £25.00 £20.00 £22.50
% change year-on-year
+25.00% -11.11%

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 26 January 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 26 January 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
Gloucestershire -13 9 £450 +38.46% 3
Bristol - 8 £425 - 5
Wiltshire -14 3 - - 1
BGP
England

BGP
Top 30 Related IT Skills in the South West

For the 6 months to 26 January 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 48 (92.31%) Firewall
2 43 (82.69%) Cisco
3 39 (75.00%) OSPF
4 37 (71.15%) LAN
5 36 (69.23%) WAN
6 34 (65.38%) MPLS
7 32 (61.54%) Cisco Certification
8 31 (59.62%) Security Cleared
9 27 (51.92%) CCNP
10 26 (50.00%) VPN
11 22 (42.31%) SC Cleared
12 20 (38.46%) Cisco Nexus
13 18 (34.62%) ITIL
14 16 (30.77%) EIGRP
14 16 (30.77%) IPsec
15 13 (25.00%) Juniper
15 13 (25.00%) Cisco ASA
16 12 (23.08%) Citrix
16 12 (23.08%) SSL
17 11 (21.15%) Network Design
17 11 (21.15%) DV Cleared
18 10 (19.23%) Network Security
18 10 (19.23%) High Availability
18 10 (19.23%) CheckPoint
19 9 (17.31%) CCNA
19 9 (17.31%) IPv6
19 9 (17.31%) Blue Coat
19 9 (17.31%) VMware
20 8 (15.38%) VLAN
20 8 (15.38%) Windows

BGP
Top Related IT Skills in the South West by Category

For the 6 months to 26 January 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 6 (11.54%) Apache
1 6 (11.54%) nginx
1 6 (11.54%) Confluence
1 6 (11.54%) MediaWiki
2 1 (1.92%) SharePoint
2 1 (1.92%) IIS
Applications
1 2 (3.85%) MS Visio
Business Applications
1 1 (1.92%) Summit
Cloud Services
1 1 (1.92%) SaaS
1 1 (1.92%) Office 365
Communications & Networking
1 48 (92.31%) Firewall
2 39 (75.00%) OSPF
3 37 (71.15%) LAN
4 36 (69.23%) WAN
5 34 (65.38%) MPLS
6 26 (50.00%) VPN
7 20 (38.46%) Cisco Nexus
8 16 (30.77%) IPsec
8 16 (30.77%) EIGRP
9 13 (25.00%) Cisco ASA
10 12 (23.08%) SSL
11 10 (19.23%) Network Security
12 9 (17.31%) IPv6
13 8 (15.38%) VLAN
14 6 (11.54%) Wireless
14 6 (11.54%) LDAP
14 6 (11.54%) Cisco PIX
14 6 (11.54%) Unified Communications
14 6 (11.54%) FWSM
15 5 (9.62%) IP Telephony
Database & Business Intelligence
1 6 (11.54%) MySQL
1 6 (11.54%) PostgreSQL
2 5 (9.62%) Relational Database
3 1 (1.92%) SQL Server
Development Applications
1 6 (11.54%) Subversion
1 6 (11.54%) JIRA
1 6 (11.54%) Git (software)
1 6 (11.54%) Hudson
1 6 (11.54%) Jenkins
2 3 (5.77%) VSS/SourceSafe
General
1 4 (7.69%) Telecoms
1 4 (7.69%) Finance
2 1 (1.92%) Manufacturing
2 1 (1.92%) Billing
Job Titles
1 11 (21.15%) Network Engineer
1 11 (21.15%) Network Specialist
2 7 (13.46%) Architect
2 7 (13.46%) Analyst
2 7 (13.46%) Network Analyst
3 6 (11.54%) Network Architect
4 5 (9.62%) Network Team Leader
4 5 (9.62%) Senior Network Specialist
4 5 (9.62%) Team Leader
4 5 (9.62%) DevOps Engineer
5 4 (7.69%) Senior Network Engineer
5 4 (7.69%) Senior Analyst
5 4 (7.69%) Cisco Engineer
5 4 (7.69%) Senior Network Analyst
6 3 (5.77%) Network Support
6 3 (5.77%) Network Operations Team Leader
6 3 (5.77%) Operations Team Leader
7 2 (3.85%) Cisco Security Engineer
7 2 (3.85%) Designer
7 2 (3.85%) Cisco Network Engineer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 5 (9.62%) LAMP
Miscellaneous
1 6 (11.54%) Wiki
2 2 (3.85%) Video Conferencing
2 2 (3.85%) Cryptography
3 1 (1.92%) Clustering
3 1 (1.92%) Enterprise Software
3 1 (1.92%) Analytical Skills
Operating Systems
1 8 (15.38%) Windows
1 8 (15.38%) Linux
2 6 (11.54%) Windows Server 2003
2 6 (11.54%) Debian
2 6 (11.54%) Ubuntu
2 6 (11.54%) CentOS
3 2 (3.85%) UNIX
3 2 (3.85%) Windows Server 2008
Processes & Methodologies
1 18 (34.62%) ITIL
2 11 (21.15%) Network Design
3 10 (19.23%) High Availability
4 6 (11.54%) Build Automation
4 6 (11.54%) DevOps
4 6 (11.54%) Problem Management
4 6 (11.54%) Continuous Integration
4 6 (11.54%) Capacity Planning
4 6 (11.54%) Network Management
4 6 (11.54%) Disaster Recovery
5 5 (9.62%) Data Modelling
5 5 (9.62%) Performance Monitoring
5 5 (9.62%) Mentoring
5 5 (9.62%) Database Theory
5 5 (9.62%) Relational Database Theory
6 4 (7.69%) Network Load Balancing
7 2 (3.85%) Root Cause Analysis
7 2 (3.85%) Incident Management
7 2 (3.85%) Technical Architecture
7 2 (3.85%) Service Management
Programming Languages
1 5 (9.62%) Java
1 5 (9.62%) Perl
1 5 (9.62%) PHP
1 5 (9.62%) SQL
1 5 (9.62%) Ruby
1 5 (9.62%) Bash Shell
Qualifications
1 32 (61.54%) Cisco Certification
2 31 (59.62%) Security Cleared
3 27 (51.92%) CCNP
4 22 (42.31%) SC Cleared
5 11 (21.15%) DV Cleared
6 9 (17.31%) CCNA
7 4 (7.69%) CCSP
8 3 (5.77%) CCIE
8 3 (5.77%) JNCIS
9 2 (3.85%) JNCIP
10 1 (1.92%) Degree
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 2 (3.85%) SLA
2 1 (1.92%) ISO 14001
2 1 (1.92%) ISO 9001
System Software
1 7 (13.46%) VMware Infrastructure
2 6 (11.54%) Postfix
2 6 (11.54%) XenServer
2 6 (11.54%) Samba
3 4 (7.69%) ProxySG
4 2 (3.85%) Active Directory
4 2 (3.85%) vSphere
4 2 (3.85%) VMware ESXi
5 1 (1.92%) NFS
Systems Management
1 6 (11.54%) ZABBIX
1 6 (11.54%) Puppet
2 5 (9.62%) Opscode Chef
2 5 (9.62%) CiscoWorks
2 5 (9.62%) Salt
3 2 (3.85%) Nagios
4 1 (1.92%) Cisco Prime
Vendors
1 43 (82.69%) Cisco
2 13 (25.00%) Juniper
3 12 (23.08%) Citrix
4 10 (19.23%) CheckPoint
5 9 (17.31%) VMware
5 9 (17.31%) Blue Coat
6 7 (13.46%) Nokia
7 6 (11.54%) Microsoft
7 6 (11.54%) Red Hat
7 6 (11.54%) IronPort
8 5 (9.62%) SolarWinds
8 5 (9.62%) HP
8 5 (9.62%) IBM
8 5 (9.62%) CA
9 4 (7.69%) F5
10 2 (3.85%) Tandberg
10 2 (3.85%) McAfee
10 2 (3.85%) Brocade
10 2 (3.85%) WatchGuard
11 1 (1.92%) Siemens
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