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 28 August 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
28 Aug 2015
Same period 2014 Same period 2013
Border Gateway Protocol (BGP)
Rank 125 121 107
Rank change year-on-year
-4 -14
Contract jobs citing BGP 25 19 1
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the South West 0.75% 0.60% 0.045%
As % of the Communications & Networking category 5.59% 3.86% 0.37%
Number of daily rates quoted 12 15 1
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£475 £350 £290
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+35.71% +20.68%
UK excluding London average daily rate £375 £350 £364
% change year-on-year
+7.14% -3.78%
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 0 0
Average hourly rate - - -
UK excluding London average hourly rate £47.83 £40.00 £41.00
% change year-on-year
+19.57% -2.43%
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
447 492 269
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the South West 13.36% 15.56% 12.16%
Number of daily rates quoted 245 297 136
Average daily rate £400 £350 £300
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+14.28% +16.66%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £200 £200 £175
10% offered a daily rate of more than £525 £480 £475
UK excluding London average daily rate £350 £338 £325
% change year-on-year
+3.70% +3.84%
Number of hourly rates quoted 40 27 28
Average hourly rate £42.46 £22.50 £19.65
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
+88.71% +14.50%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £15.75 £14.50 £15.00
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £49.19 £134.00 £41.50
UK excluding London average hourly rate £21.53 £22.50 £23.50
% change year-on-year
-4.33% -4.25%

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 28 August 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 28 August 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 +14 21 £475 +5.55% 1
Gloucestershire -9 3 £313 +13.63% 1
Devon - 1 £248 -
BGP
England

BGP
Top 30 Related IT Skills in the South West

For the 6 months to 28 August 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 35 (94.59%) Cisco
2 34 (91.89%) OSPF
3 29 (78.38%) MPLS
4 27 (72.97%) Firewall
5 26 (70.27%) LAN
6 23 (62.16%) VPN
7 21 (56.76%) WAN
7 21 (56.76%) Juniper
8 20 (54.05%) Cisco Certification
9 19 (51.35%) IPsec
10 16 (43.24%) CCNP
10 16 (43.24%) Data Centre
11 15 (40.54%) Security Cleared
12 14 (37.84%) CheckPoint
13 13 (35.14%) Network Security
14 12 (32.43%) F5
14 12 (32.43%) VLAN
15 11 (29.73%) Blue Coat
15 11 (29.73%) Cisco ASA
15 11 (29.73%) HSRP
15 11 (29.73%) Ethernet
16 10 (27.03%) VRRP
16 10 (27.03%) Spanning Tree
16 10 (27.03%) SC Cleared
16 10 (27.03%) DV Cleared
17 9 (24.32%) IronPort
17 9 (24.32%) Cisco PIX
17 9 (24.32%) Wireless
17 9 (24.32%) ITIL
18 8 (21.62%) RIP

BGP
Top Related IT Skills in the South West by Category

For the 6 months to 28 August 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.

Applications
1 4 (10.81%) MS Visio
1 4 (10.81%) MS PowerPoint
Communications & Networking
1 34 (91.89%) OSPF
2 29 (78.38%) MPLS
3 27 (72.97%) Firewall
4 26 (70.27%) LAN
5 23 (62.16%) VPN
6 21 (56.76%) WAN
7 19 (51.35%) IPsec
8 13 (35.14%) Network Security
9 12 (32.43%) VLAN
10 11 (29.73%) Cisco ASA
10 11 (29.73%) Ethernet
10 11 (29.73%) HSRP
11 10 (27.03%) Spanning Tree
11 10 (27.03%) VRRP
12 9 (24.32%) Wireless
12 9 (24.32%) Cisco PIX
13 8 (21.62%) H.323
13 8 (21.62%) EIGRP
13 8 (21.62%) RIP
13 8 (21.62%) SSL
General
1 4 (10.81%) Finance
1 4 (10.81%) Billing
2 1 (2.70%) Telecoms
Job Titles
1 13 (35.14%) Network Engineer
2 9 (24.32%) Architect
2 9 (24.32%) Designer
3 6 (16.22%) Network Architect
4 4 (10.81%) Design Engineer
4 4 (10.81%) Lead Designer
4 4 (10.81%) Network Design Engineer
5 3 (8.11%) Security Architect
5 3 (8.11%) Network Analyst
5 3 (8.11%) Analyst
6 2 (5.41%) Administrator
6 2 (5.41%) Senior Analyst
6 2 (5.41%) Security Administrator
6 2 (5.41%) Senior Network Analyst
6 2 (5.41%) Implementation Engineer
7 1 (2.70%) Firewall Engineer
7 1 (2.70%) Network Implementation Engineer
7 1 (2.70%) Cisco Network Engineer
7 1 (2.70%) Network Support Engineer
7 1 (2.70%) Network Administrator
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 5 (13.51%) 802.1X
Miscellaneous
1 16 (43.24%) Data Centre
2 7 (18.92%) Video Conferencing
3 6 (16.22%) Cryptography
4 5 (13.51%) Computer Science
4 5 (13.51%) Enterprise Software
5 2 (5.41%) Management Information System
Operating Systems
1 1 (2.70%) Windows
1 1 (2.70%) Linux
Processes & Methodologies
1 9 (24.32%) ITIL
2 8 (21.62%) Load Balancing
3 7 (18.92%) Service Delivery
4 6 (16.22%) Network Design
4 6 (16.22%) Network Management
4 6 (16.22%) Kalman Filter
5 5 (13.51%) Time Management
6 4 (10.81%) Capacity Management
6 4 (10.81%) Network Planning
6 4 (10.81%) Technical Architecture
6 4 (10.81%) Configuration Management
6 4 (10.81%) Risk Management
6 4 (10.81%) Information Security
6 4 (10.81%) Asset Management
7 3 (8.11%) Network Load Balancing
7 3 (8.11%) Network Monitoring
8 2 (5.41%) ISMS
8 2 (5.41%) Performance Analysis
8 2 (5.41%) Performance Monitoring
8 2 (5.41%) Validation
Qualifications
1 20 (54.05%) Cisco Certification
2 16 (43.24%) CCNP
3 15 (40.54%) Security Cleared
4 10 (27.03%) SC Cleared
4 10 (27.03%) DV Cleared
5 8 (21.62%) JNCIS
6 7 (18.92%) Degree
7 5 (13.51%) CCIE
8 3 (8.11%) CISSP
8 3 (8.11%) CCNA
8 3 (8.11%) JNCIE
9 2 (5.41%) JNCIP
9 2 (5.41%) ITIL Foundation Certificate
10 1 (2.70%) CCDP
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 2 (5.41%) SLA
System Software
1 1 (2.70%) ProxySG
Systems Management
1 2 (5.41%) CiscoWorks
Vendors
1 35 (94.59%) Cisco
2 21 (56.76%) Juniper
3 14 (37.84%) CheckPoint
4 12 (32.43%) F5
5 11 (29.73%) Blue Coat
6 9 (24.32%) IronPort
7 7 (18.92%) Tandberg
8 6 (16.22%) McAfee
8 6 (16.22%) Intel
9 5 (13.51%) Radware
10 4 (10.81%) Remedy
10 4 (10.81%) Citrix
10 4 (10.81%) SolarWinds
11 3 (8.11%) Nokia
12 2 (5.41%) Sourcefire
12 2 (5.41%) Websense
12 2 (5.41%) CA
12 2 (5.41%) IBM
12 2 (5.41%) HP
13 1 (2.70%) Nortel