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 12 February 2016 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
12 Feb 2016
Same period 2015 Same period 2014
Border Gateway Protocol (BGP)
Rank 30 43 32
Rank change year-on-year
+13 -11
Contract jobs citing BGP 18 3 4
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Swindon 4.70% 0.71% 1.23%
As % of the Communications & Networking category 21.69% 4.35% 7.27%
Number of daily rates quoted 16 0 2
Average daily rate £363 - £450
UK excluding London average daily rate £363 £350 £350
% change year-on-year
+3.57% -
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 0 0
Average hourly rate - - -
UK excluding London average hourly rate £43.00 £30.00 £180.00
% change year-on-year
+43.33% -83.33%
BGP
Wiltshire

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
83 69 55
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Swindon 21.67% 16.24% 16.98%
Number of daily rates quoted 62 36 34
Average daily rate £363 £413 £338
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
-12.12% +22.22%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £290 £180 £230
10% offered a daily rate of more than £370 £561 £500
UK excluding London average daily rate £363 £350 £350
% change year-on-year
+3.57% -
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 5 2
Average hourly rate - £22.69 £42.50
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
- -46.61%
UK excluding London average hourly rate £30.00 £26.00 £21.00
% change year-on-year
+15.38% +23.80%

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
Top 30 Related IT Skills in Swindon

For the 6 months to 12 February 2016, 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 25 (96.15%) Cisco Certification
2 24 (92.31%) Cisco
3 23 (88.46%) MPLS
3 23 (88.46%) OSPF
4 22 (84.62%) CCNP
4 22 (84.62%) IPsec
5 21 (80.77%) Juniper
6 20 (76.92%) VPN
7 17 (65.38%) SC Cleared
7 17 (65.38%) Security Cleared
8 16 (61.54%) WAN
9 15 (57.69%) Firewall
9 15 (57.69%) DV Cleared
10 13 (50.00%) JNCIS
10 13 (50.00%) Linux
11 12 (46.15%) BT
12 11 (42.31%) Cisco ASA
13 8 (30.77%) Intel Security
14 7 (26.92%) EIGRP
15 6 (23.08%) SSH
15 6 (23.08%) Degree
15 6 (23.08%) Spanning Tree
16 5 (19.23%) Network Security
16 5 (19.23%) Sourcefire
16 5 (19.23%) IronPort
16 5 (19.23%) Blue Coat
16 5 (19.23%) CCIE
17 4 (15.38%) TCP/IP
17 4 (15.38%) Ethernet
17 4 (15.38%) VRRP

BGP
Top Related IT Skills in Swindon by Category

For the 6 months to 12 February 2016, 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 2 (7.69%) MS PowerPoint
1 2 (7.69%) MS Visio
Communications & Networking
1 23 (88.46%) MPLS
1 23 (88.46%) OSPF
2 22 (84.62%) IPsec
3 20 (76.92%) VPN
4 16 (61.54%) WAN
5 15 (57.69%) Firewall
6 11 (42.31%) Cisco ASA
7 7 (26.92%) EIGRP
8 6 (23.08%) Spanning Tree
8 6 (23.08%) SSH
9 5 (19.23%) Network Security
10 4 (15.38%) Cisco ISE
10 4 (15.38%) Ethernet
10 4 (15.38%) HSRP
10 4 (15.38%) Junos
10 4 (15.38%) TCP/IP
10 4 (15.38%) VRRP
11 3 (11.54%) RIP
11 3 (11.54%) SNMP
11 3 (11.54%) SSL
General
1 2 (7.69%) Finance
2 1 (3.85%) Billing
2 1 (3.85%) Military
Job Titles
1 16 (61.54%) Designer
2 15 (57.69%) Network Designer
3 5 (19.23%) Network Engineer
4 3 (11.54%) Architect
4 3 (11.54%) Firewall Engineer
4 3 (11.54%) IP Designer
4 3 (11.54%) Security Architect
5 2 (7.69%) SC Cleared Network Engineer
6 1 (3.85%) Administrator
6 1 (3.85%) Blue Coat Consultant
6 1 (3.85%) Cisco Architect
6 1 (3.85%) Cisco Security Architect
6 1 (3.85%) Consultant
6 1 (3.85%) IronPort Consultant
6 1 (3.85%) Juniper Architect
6 1 (3.85%) Security Administrator
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 3 (11.54%) 802.1X
2 1 (3.85%) OCX
Miscellaneous
1 4 (15.38%) Blackberry
1 4 (15.38%) Computer Science
2 3 (11.54%) Data Centre
3 2 (7.69%) Management Information System
4 1 (3.85%) Driving Licence
Operating Systems
1 13 (50.00%) Linux
2 1 (3.85%) CatOS
Processes & Methodologies
1 4 (15.38%) High Availability
1 4 (15.38%) Kalman Filter
1 4 (15.38%) Load Balancing
1 4 (15.38%) SIEM
2 3 (11.54%) Information Security
2 3 (11.54%) Network Management
3 2 (7.69%) Capacity Management
3 2 (7.69%) Change Management
3 2 (7.69%) Disaster Recovery
3 2 (7.69%) ITIL
3 2 (7.69%) Network Planning
3 2 (7.69%) Performance Analysis
3 2 (7.69%) Time Management
4 1 (3.85%) Capacity Planning
4 1 (3.85%) Change Control
4 1 (3.85%) Configuration Management
4 1 (3.85%) ISMS
4 1 (3.85%) Network Monitoring
4 1 (3.85%) Performance Monitoring
4 1 (3.85%) Security Operations
Qualifications
1 25 (96.15%) Cisco Certification
2 22 (84.62%) CCNP
3 17 (65.38%) SC Cleared
3 17 (65.38%) Security Cleared
4 15 (57.69%) DV Cleared
5 13 (50.00%) JNCIS
6 6 (23.08%) Degree
7 5 (19.23%) CCIE
8 4 (15.38%) JNCIP
9 3 (11.54%) Check Point Certification
9 3 (11.54%) CISSP
9 3 (11.54%) JNCIE
10 1 (3.85%) CCNA
10 1 (3.85%) HND
10 1 (3.85%) ITIL Certification
10 1 (3.85%) ITIL Foundation Certificate
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 1 (3.85%) SLA
Vendors
1 24 (92.31%) Cisco
2 21 (80.77%) Juniper
3 12 (46.15%) BT
4 8 (30.77%) Intel Security
5 5 (19.23%) Blue Coat
5 5 (19.23%) IronPort
5 5 (19.23%) Sourcefire
6 4 (15.38%) CheckPoint
6 4 (15.38%) Intel
7 3 (11.54%) F5
7 3 (11.54%) Palo Alto
7 3 (11.54%) Remedy