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 24 December 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
24 Dec 2014
Same period 2013 Same period 2012
Border Gateway Protocol (BGP)
Rank 128 108 113
Rank change year-on-year
-20 +5
Contract jobs citing BGP 19 12 15
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the South West 0.58% 0.51% 0.56%
As % of the Communications & Networking category 4.09% 3.95% 4.12%
Number of daily rates quoted 7 4 3
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£425 £304 £165
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+39.91% +84.09%
UK excluding London average daily rate £360 £350 £308
% change year-on-year
+2.85% +13.82%
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 1 1
Average hourly rate - £13.50 £190.00
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
- -92.89%
UK excluding London average hourly rate £30.00 £25.50 £102.75
% change year-on-year
+17.64% -75.18%
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
465 304 364
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the South West 14.23% 12.89% 13.68%
Number of daily rates quoted 256 151 186
Average daily rate £350 £300 £325
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+16.66% -7.69%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £210 £175 £190
10% offered a daily rate of more than £495 £443 £430
UK excluding London average daily rate £350 £338 £325
% change year-on-year
+3.70% +3.84%
Number of hourly rates quoted 57 33 34
Average hourly rate £23.50 £20.00 £37.50
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
+17.50% -46.66%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £15.00 £13.50 £17.30
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £42.50 £34.60 £190.00
UK excluding London average hourly rate £23.50 £21.00 £21.67
% change year-on-year
+11.90% -3.06%

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 24 December 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 24 December 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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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 -12 7 - -
Bristol -9 6 £425 - 2
Wiltshire -15 3 - -
Dorset - - - -
BGP
England

BGP
Top 30 Related IT Skills in the South West

For the 6 months to 24 December 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 44 (88.00%) Firewall
2 42 (84.00%) Cisco
3 37 (74.00%) LAN
4 36 (72.00%) WAN
5 35 (70.00%) OSPF
6 33 (66.00%) Cisco Certification
7 31 (62.00%) MPLS
7 31 (62.00%) Security Cleared
8 29 (58.00%) CCNP
9 22 (44.00%) VPN
9 22 (44.00%) SC Cleared
10 20 (40.00%) ITIL
11 17 (34.00%) EIGRP
11 17 (34.00%) Cisco Nexus
12 14 (28.00%) Juniper
12 14 (28.00%) IPsec
13 12 (24.00%) Cisco ASA
14 11 (22.00%) DV Cleared
14 11 (22.00%) SSL
14 11 (22.00%) Network Design
15 10 (20.00%) Network Security
15 10 (20.00%) Citrix
15 10 (20.00%) CCNA
15 10 (20.00%) High Availability
16 8 (16.00%) IPv6
16 8 (16.00%) VLAN
16 8 (16.00%) VMware
17 7 (14.00%) Blue Coat
17 7 (14.00%) CheckPoint
17 7 (14.00%) Windows

BGP
Top Related IT Skills in the South West by Category

For the 6 months to 24 December 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 5 (10.00%) Apache
1 5 (10.00%) nginx
1 5 (10.00%) Confluence
1 5 (10.00%) MediaWiki
Applications
1 2 (4.00%) MS Visio
Business Applications
1 1 (2.00%) Summit
Cloud Services
1 1 (2.00%) SaaS
1 1 (2.00%) Office 365
Communications & Networking
1 44 (88.00%) Firewall
2 37 (74.00%) LAN
3 36 (72.00%) WAN
4 35 (70.00%) OSPF
5 31 (62.00%) MPLS
6 22 (44.00%) VPN
7 17 (34.00%) EIGRP
7 17 (34.00%) Cisco Nexus
8 14 (28.00%) IPsec
9 12 (24.00%) Cisco ASA
10 11 (22.00%) SSL
11 10 (20.00%) Network Security
12 8 (16.00%) IPv6
12 8 (16.00%) VLAN
13 6 (12.00%) Cisco PIX
14 5 (10.00%) FWSM
14 5 (10.00%) LDAP
15 4 (8.00%) Ethernet
15 4 (8.00%) DNS
15 4 (8.00%) BIG-IP
Database & Business Intelligence
1 5 (10.00%) MySQL
1 5 (10.00%) PostgreSQL
1 5 (10.00%) Relational Database
Development Applications
1 5 (10.00%) Subversion
1 5 (10.00%) JIRA
1 5 (10.00%) Git (software)
1 5 (10.00%) Hudson
1 5 (10.00%) Jenkins
2 3 (6.00%) VSS/SourceSafe
General
1 4 (8.00%) Telecoms
1 4 (8.00%) Finance
2 1 (2.00%) Manufacturing
2 1 (2.00%) Billing
Job Titles
1 13 (26.00%) Network Engineer
2 11 (22.00%) Network Specialist
3 6 (12.00%) Architect
3 6 (12.00%) Senior Network Engineer
4 5 (10.00%) Team Leader
4 5 (10.00%) Network Team Leader
4 5 (10.00%) DevOps Engineer
4 5 (10.00%) Network Architect
4 5 (10.00%) Senior Network Specialist
5 4 (8.00%) Cisco Engineer
5 4 (8.00%) Analyst
5 4 (8.00%) Network Analyst
6 3 (6.00%) Network Support
6 3 (6.00%) Security Engineer
6 3 (6.00%) Network Operations Team Leader
6 3 (6.00%) Operations Team Leader
7 2 (4.00%) Cisco Security Engineer
7 2 (4.00%) Senior Network Manager
7 2 (4.00%) Senior Analyst
7 2 (4.00%) Senior Network Support
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 5 (10.00%) LAMP
Miscellaneous
1 5 (10.00%) Wiki
2 2 (4.00%) Video Conferencing
2 2 (4.00%) Cryptography
3 1 (2.00%) Enterprise Software
3 1 (2.00%) Analytical Skills
Operating Systems
1 7 (14.00%) Windows
1 7 (14.00%) Linux
2 5 (10.00%) Windows Server 2003
2 5 (10.00%) Debian
2 5 (10.00%) Ubuntu
2 5 (10.00%) CentOS
3 2 (4.00%) UNIX
3 2 (4.00%) Windows Server 2008
Processes & Methodologies
1 20 (40.00%) ITIL
2 11 (22.00%) Network Design
3 10 (20.00%) High Availability
4 6 (12.00%) Problem Management
5 5 (10.00%) Continuous Integration
5 5 (10.00%) Capacity Planning
5 5 (10.00%) Data Modelling
5 5 (10.00%) Disaster Recovery
5 5 (10.00%) Build Automation
5 5 (10.00%) Performance Monitoring
5 5 (10.00%) DevOps
5 5 (10.00%) Mentoring
5 5 (10.00%) Database Theory
5 5 (10.00%) Relational Database Theory
6 4 (8.00%) Root Cause Analysis
6 4 (8.00%) Service Management
6 4 (8.00%) Incident Management
7 3 (6.00%) Network Management
7 3 (6.00%) ITIL V3
7 3 (6.00%) Capacity Management
Programming Languages
1 5 (10.00%) Java
1 5 (10.00%) Perl
1 5 (10.00%) PHP
1 5 (10.00%) SQL
1 5 (10.00%) Ruby
1 5 (10.00%) Bash Shell
Qualifications
1 33 (66.00%) Cisco Certification
2 31 (62.00%) Security Cleared
3 29 (58.00%) CCNP
4 22 (44.00%) SC Cleared
5 11 (22.00%) DV Cleared
6 10 (20.00%) CCNA
7 4 (8.00%) CCSP
8 3 (6.00%) CCIE
8 3 (6.00%) JNCIS
9 2 (4.00%) JNCIP
10 1 (2.00%) Degree
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 4 (8.00%) SLA
2 1 (2.00%) ISO 14001
2 1 (2.00%) ISO 9001
System Software
1 6 (12.00%) VMware Infrastructure
2 5 (10.00%) Postfix
2 5 (10.00%) XenServer
2 5 (10.00%) Samba
3 4 (8.00%) ProxySG
4 2 (4.00%) vSphere
4 2 (4.00%) VMware ESXi
5 1 (2.00%) NFS
5 1 (2.00%) Active Directory
Systems Management
1 5 (10.00%) ZABBIX
1 5 (10.00%) Puppet
1 5 (10.00%) Opscode Chef
1 5 (10.00%) Salt
2 3 (6.00%) Cisco Prime
3 2 (4.00%) CiscoWorks
3 2 (4.00%) Nagios
Vendors
1 42 (84.00%) Cisco
2 14 (28.00%) Juniper
3 10 (20.00%) Citrix
4 8 (16.00%) VMware
5 7 (14.00%) Blue Coat
5 7 (14.00%) CheckPoint
6 6 (12.00%) Microsoft
7 5 (10.00%) Red Hat
7 5 (10.00%) F5
8 4 (8.00%) Nokia
9 3 (6.00%) McAfee
9 3 (6.00%) IronPort
10 2 (4.00%) Tandberg
10 2 (4.00%) SolarWinds
10 2 (4.00%) Brocade
10 2 (4.00%) WatchGuard
10 2 (4.00%) CA
10 2 (4.00%) HP
10 2 (4.00%) IBM
11 1 (2.00%) Siemens