The table below looks at the statistics for BGP skills in IT contracts advertised for the Wales region. Included is a guide to the average contractor rates offered in IT contracts that have cited BGP over the 3 months to 17 April 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
17 Apr 2015
Same period 2014 Same period 2013
Border Gateway Protocol (BGP)
Rank 67 62 -
Rank change year-on-year
-5 -
Contract jobs citing BGP 1 4 0
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Wales 0.13% 0.56% -
As % of the Communications & Networking category 1.37% 4.94% -
Number of daily rates quoted 1 2 0
Average daily rate
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£275 £351 -
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
-21.70% -
UK excluding London average daily rate £360 £400 £295
% change year-on-year
-10.00% +35.59%
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 0 0
Average hourly rate - - -
UK excluding London average hourly rate £35.00 £180.00 £33.75
% change year-on-year
-80.55% +433.33%
BGP
UK

The following table is for comparison with the above and provides statistics for the entire Communications & Networking category in contract jobs advertised in the Wales region.

Communications & Networking Category
Wales
Contract IT job ads with a match in the
Communications & Networking category
73 81 54
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Wales 9.47% 11.27% 12.68%
Number of daily rates quoted 35 47 23
Average daily rate £300 £338 £275
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
-11.11% +22.72%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £167 £180 £170
10% offered a daily rate of more than £422 £400 £390
UK excluding London average daily rate £340 £340 £313
% change year-on-year
- +8.80%
Number of hourly rates quoted 6 3 6
Average hourly rate £13.50 £37.50 £15.50
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
-64.00% +141.93%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £12.50 £19.50 £10.69
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £20.15 £37.50 £20.08
UK excluding London average hourly rate £30.00 £21.00 £22.50
% change year-on-year
+42.85% -6.66%

BGP
Jobs Demand Trend in Wales

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

BGP Jobs Demand Trend in Wales

BGP
Daily Rate Trend in Wales

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

BGP Daily Rate Trend in Wales

BGP
Contract Job Locations in Wales

The table below looks at the demand and provides a guide to the average contractor rates quoted in IT jobs citing BGP within the Wales region over the 3 months to 17 April 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
South Wales 0 1 £275 -21.70% 4
BGP
UK

BGP
Top 30 Related IT Skills in Wales

For the 6 months to 17 April 2015, IT contractor jobs across the Wales 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 2 (100.00%) Cisco Certification
1 2 (100.00%) Cisco
1 2 (100.00%) CCNP
2 1 (50.00%) CCNA
2 1 (50.00%) Microsoft
2 1 (50.00%) MS Office
2 1 (50.00%) Windows
2 1 (50.00%) Linux
2 1 (50.00%) MS Excel
2 1 (50.00%) Windows XP
2 1 (50.00%) LAN
2 1 (50.00%) WAN
2 1 (50.00%) RIP
2 1 (50.00%) Juniper
2 1 (50.00%) CheckPoint
2 1 (50.00%) OSPF
2 1 (50.00%) McAfee
2 1 (50.00%) Websense
2 1 (50.00%) Firewall
2 1 (50.00%) Blue Coat
2 1 (50.00%) CCSE
2 1 (50.00%) Network Design
2 1 (50.00%) JNCIS
2 1 (50.00%) SonicWALL
2 1 (50.00%) Cisco PIX
2 1 (50.00%) Cisco ASA
2 1 (50.00%) Windows 7
2 1 (50.00%) Aruba
2 1 (50.00%) F5
2 1 (50.00%) Lumension

BGP
Top Related IT Skills in Wales by Category

For the 6 months to 17 April 2015, IT contractor jobs across the Wales 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 1 (50.00%) MS Office
1 1 (50.00%) MS Excel
Communications & Networking
1 1 (50.00%) LAN
1 1 (50.00%) WAN
1 1 (50.00%) RIP
1 1 (50.00%) OSPF
1 1 (50.00%) Firewall
1 1 (50.00%) Cisco PIX
1 1 (50.00%) Cisco ASA
1 1 (50.00%) F5 BIG-IP LTM
1 1 (50.00%) F5 BIG-IP GTM
Job Titles
1 1 (50.00%) Network Engineer
1 1 (50.00%) Support Engineer
1 1 (50.00%) Cisco Engineer
1 1 (50.00%) Cisco Network Engineer
Operating Systems
1 1 (50.00%) Windows
1 1 (50.00%) Linux
1 1 (50.00%) Windows XP
1 1 (50.00%) Windows 7
Processes & Methodologies
1 1 (50.00%) Network Design
Qualifications
1 2 (100.00%) CCNP
1 2 (100.00%) Cisco Certification
2 1 (50.00%) CCSE
2 1 (50.00%) JNCIS
2 1 (50.00%) CCNA
Vendors
1 2 (100.00%) Cisco
2 1 (50.00%) Microsoft
2 1 (50.00%) Juniper
2 1 (50.00%) CheckPoint
2 1 (50.00%) McAfee
2 1 (50.00%) Websense
2 1 (50.00%) Blue Coat
2 1 (50.00%) SonicWALL
2 1 (50.00%) Aruba
2 1 (50.00%) F5
2 1 (50.00%) Lumension