The table below looks at the statistics for BGP skills in IT contracts advertised for the Swindon 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 38 44 37
Rank change year-on-year
+6 -7
Contract jobs citing BGP 14 2 1
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Swindon 2.87% 0.47% 0.29%
As % of the Communications & Networking category 15.05% 2.15% 1.89%
Number of daily rates quoted 8 2 1
Average daily rate
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£475 £519 £290
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
-8.44% +78.89%
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%
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The following table is for comparison with the above and provides statistics for the entire Communications & Networking category in contract jobs advertised in the Swindon region.

Communications & Networking Category
Swindon
Contract IT job ads with a match in the
Communications & Networking category
93 93 53
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Swindon 19.10% 21.68% 15.50%
Number of daily rates quoted 51 69 28
Average daily rate £475 £450 £300
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+5.55% +50.00%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £325 £250 £199
10% offered a daily rate of more than £525 £520 £450
UK excluding London average daily rate £350 £338 £325
% change year-on-year
+3.70% +3.84%
Number of hourly rates quoted 3 2 4
Average hourly rate £17.50 £25.00 £22.50
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
-30.00% +11.11%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £14.50 £25.00 £12.00
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £22.90 £25.00 £45.00
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 Swindon

This chart provides a 3-month moving total of IT contractor jobs citing BGP across the Swindon region as a proportion of the total demand within the Communications & Networking category.

BGP Jobs Demand Trend in Swindon

BGP
Daily Rate Trend in Swindon

This chart provides the 3-month moving average for daily rates quoted in IT contract jobs citing BGP across the Swindon region.

BGP Daily Rate Trend in Swindon

BGP
Daily Rate Histogram in Swindon

This chart provides a histogram of daily rates quoted in contract IT jobs citing BGP across the Swindon region over the 3 months to 28 August 2015.

BGP Daily Rate Histogram in Swindon

BGP
Top 30 Related IT Skills in Swindon

For the 6 months to 28 August 2015, IT contractor jobs across the Swindon 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 20 (100.00%) OSPF
2 18 (90.00%) Cisco
2 18 (90.00%) MPLS
3 16 (80.00%) Juniper
4 15 (75.00%) Cisco Certification
4 15 (75.00%) LAN
5 13 (65.00%) VPN
5 13 (65.00%) IPsec
6 12 (60.00%) CCNP
7 11 (55.00%) WAN
7 11 (55.00%) Ethernet
7 11 (55.00%) Firewall
7 11 (55.00%) Network Security
8 9 (45.00%) Security Cleared
9 8 (40.00%) SC Cleared
9 8 (40.00%) JNCIS
10 7 (35.00%) Wireless
10 7 (35.00%) IPv4
10 7 (35.00%) IPv6
10 7 (35.00%) H.323
10 7 (35.00%) Tandberg
10 7 (35.00%) Video Conferencing
10 7 (35.00%) Load Balancing
10 7 (35.00%) Spanning Tree
11 6 (30.00%) Data Centre
11 6 (30.00%) DV Cleared
11 6 (30.00%) IronPort
11 6 (30.00%) F5
11 6 (30.00%) Degree
11 6 (30.00%) HSRP

BGP
Top Related IT Skills in Swindon by Category

For the 6 months to 28 August 2015, IT contractor jobs across the Swindon 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 (20.00%) MS Visio
1 4 (20.00%) MS PowerPoint
Communications & Networking
1 20 (100.00%) OSPF
2 18 (90.00%) MPLS
3 15 (75.00%) LAN
4 13 (65.00%) VPN
4 13 (65.00%) IPsec
5 11 (55.00%) Firewall
5 11 (55.00%) Network Security
5 11 (55.00%) WAN
5 11 (55.00%) Ethernet
6 7 (35.00%) IPv4
6 7 (35.00%) IPv6
6 7 (35.00%) Spanning Tree
6 7 (35.00%) H.323
6 7 (35.00%) Wireless
7 6 (30.00%) HSRP
7 6 (30.00%) VRRP
7 6 (30.00%) DHCP
7 6 (30.00%) RIP
7 6 (30.00%) SNMP
8 5 (25.00%) GLBP
General
1 4 (20.00%) Finance
1 4 (20.00%) Billing
2 1 (5.00%) Telecoms
Job Titles
1 9 (45.00%) Designer
2 5 (25.00%) Architect
3 4 (20.00%) Lead Designer
4 3 (15.00%) Network Engineer
4 3 (15.00%) Security Architect
5 2 (10.00%) Network Architect
6 1 (5.00%) Security Administrator
6 1 (5.00%) Implementation Engineer
6 1 (5.00%) Network Designer
6 1 (5.00%) Support Engineer
6 1 (5.00%) Administrator
6 1 (5.00%) Network Support Engineer
6 1 (5.00%) Network Support
6 1 (5.00%) Consultant
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 5 (25.00%) 802.1X
Miscellaneous
1 7 (35.00%) Video Conferencing
2 6 (30.00%) Cryptography
2 6 (30.00%) Data Centre
3 5 (25.00%) Computer Science
3 5 (25.00%) Enterprise Software
4 2 (10.00%) Management Information System
Processes & Methodologies
1 7 (35.00%) Load Balancing
2 5 (25.00%) Kalman Filter
3 4 (20.00%) Network Planning
3 4 (20.00%) Technical Architecture
3 4 (20.00%) Time Management
3 4 (20.00%) Capacity Management
3 4 (20.00%) Configuration Management
3 4 (20.00%) Risk Management
3 4 (20.00%) Information Security
3 4 (20.00%) Asset Management
4 3 (15.00%) ITIL
4 3 (15.00%) Network Management
4 3 (15.00%) Network Monitoring
5 2 (10.00%) Disaster Recovery
5 2 (10.00%) Service Delivery
5 2 (10.00%) Network Design
5 2 (10.00%) Performance Analysis
6 1 (5.00%) Performance Monitoring
6 1 (5.00%) ISMS
6 1 (5.00%) Network Load Balancing
Qualifications
1 15 (75.00%) Cisco Certification
2 12 (60.00%) CCNP
3 9 (45.00%) Security Cleared
4 8 (40.00%) SC Cleared
4 8 (40.00%) JNCIS
5 6 (30.00%) Degree
5 6 (30.00%) DV Cleared
6 5 (25.00%) CCIE
7 3 (15.00%) CISSP
7 3 (15.00%) JNCIE
8 1 (5.00%) JNCIP
8 1 (5.00%) CCDP
8 1 (5.00%) ITIL Foundation Certificate
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 1 (5.00%) SLA
Vendors
1 18 (90.00%) Cisco
2 16 (80.00%) Juniper
3 7 (35.00%) Tandberg
4 6 (30.00%) IronPort
4 6 (30.00%) F5
4 6 (30.00%) Blue Coat
5 5 (25.00%) McAfee
5 5 (25.00%) CheckPoint
5 5 (25.00%) Intel
6 4 (20.00%) Remedy
7 2 (10.00%) SolarWinds
8 1 (5.00%) Riverbed
8 1 (5.00%) Websense
8 1 (5.00%) Radware
8 1 (5.00%) Sourcefire
8 1 (5.00%) Brocade