The table below looks at the statistics for BGP skills in IT contracts advertised for the West Midlands region. Included is a guide to the average contractor rates offered in IT contracts that have cited BGP over the 3 months to 19 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
19 Dec 2014
Same period 2013 Same period 2012
Border Gateway Protocol (BGP)
Rank 90 87 100
Rank change year-on-year
-3 +13
Contract jobs citing BGP 24 12 8
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the West Midlands 1.03% 0.56% 0.40%
As % of the Communications & Networking category 7.19% 3.56% 2.48%
Number of daily rates quoted 14 8 2
Average daily rate
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£325 £260 £363
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+25.00% -28.27%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £155 £185 £313
10% offered a daily rate of more than £395 £343 £413
UK excluding London average daily rate £355 £350 £323
% change year-on-year
+1.42% +8.52%
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 0 1
Average hourly rate - - £15.50
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 West Midlands region.

Communications & Networking Category
West Midlands
Contract IT job ads with a match in the
Communications & Networking category
334 337 323
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the West Midlands 14.35% 15.80% 15.97%
Number of daily rates quoted 177 162 104
Average daily rate £330 £325 £300
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+1.53% +8.33%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £155 £150 £200
10% offered a daily rate of more than £450 £425 £401
UK excluding London average daily rate £350 £338 £325
% change year-on-year
+3.70% +3.84%
Number of hourly rates quoted 31 28 53
Average hourly rate £22.50 £20.00 £26.50
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
+12.50% -24.52%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £11.60 £12.00 £13.15
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £38.90 £30.00 £31.00
UK excluding London average hourly rate £23.50 £20.50 £21.00
% change year-on-year
+14.63% -2.38%

BGP
Jobs Demand Trend in the West Midlands

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

BGP Jobs Demand Trend in the West Midlands

BGP
Daily Rate Trend in the West Midlands

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

BGP Daily Rate Trend in the West Midlands

BGP
Daily Rate Histogram in the West Midlands

This chart provides a histogram of daily rates quoted in contract IT jobs citing BGP across the West Midlands region over the 3 months to 19 December 2014.

BGP Daily Rate Histogram in the West Midlands

BGP
Hourly Rate Trend in the West Midlands

This chart provides the 3-month moving average for hourly rates quoted in IT contractor jobs citing BGP across the West Midlands region.

BGP Hourly Rate Trend in the West Midlands

BGP
Contract Job Locations in the West Midlands

The table below looks at the demand and provides a guide to the average contractor rates quoted in IT jobs citing BGP within the West Midlands region over the 3 months to 19 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
Shropshire +2 9 £375 +9.48%
Birmingham +2 7 £200 +33.33%
Worcestershire -4 3 £155 -48.33%
Warwickshire - 2 £375 -
Solihull - - - -
Staffordshire - - - -
BGP
England

BGP
Top 30 Related IT Skills in the West Midlands

For the 6 months to 19 December 2014, IT contractor jobs across the West Midlands 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 46 (93.88%) Cisco
1 46 (93.88%) OSPF
2 41 (83.67%) Cisco Certification
3 37 (75.51%) Load Balancing
4 31 (63.27%) Firewall
5 29 (59.18%) CCNP
6 26 (53.06%) CCNA
7 25 (51.02%) CheckPoint
8 24 (48.98%) Juniper
8 24 (48.98%) Cisco Nexus
9 21 (42.86%) Network Monitoring
10 19 (38.78%) Network Management
11 16 (32.65%) F5
11 16 (32.65%) BIG-IP
11 16 (32.65%) Nokia
12 15 (30.61%) MPLS
12 15 (30.61%) ITIL
12 15 (30.61%) Fortinet
12 15 (30.61%) F5 BIG-IP LTM
13 14 (28.57%) Network Security
13 14 (28.57%) SolarWinds
13 14 (28.57%) Network Design
14 13 (26.53%) CSS
15 12 (24.49%) BMC
15 12 (24.49%) OPNET
15 12 (24.49%) Visualisation
15 12 (24.49%) Riverbed
15 12 (24.49%) Security Cleared
15 12 (24.49%) User Experience
16 11 (22.45%) Network Architecture

BGP
Top Related IT Skills in the West Midlands by Category

For the 6 months to 19 December 2014, IT contractor jobs across the West Midlands 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 7 (14.29%) MS Visio
Communications & Networking
1 46 (93.88%) OSPF
2 31 (63.27%) Firewall
3 24 (48.98%) Cisco Nexus
4 16 (32.65%) BIG-IP
5 15 (30.61%) MPLS
5 15 (30.61%) F5 BIG-IP LTM
6 14 (28.57%) Network Security
7 11 (22.45%) VPN
8 10 (20.41%) DSL
9 9 (18.37%) WAN
9 9 (18.37%) LAN
10 8 (16.33%) ATM
10 8 (16.33%) ISDN
11 6 (12.24%) Ethernet
11 6 (12.24%) PPP
11 6 (12.24%) X.21
11 6 (12.24%) IPsec
12 5 (10.20%) Internet
13 4 (8.16%) EIGRP
13 4 (8.16%) TCP/IP
General
1 7 (14.29%) Telecoms
2 3 (6.12%) Finance
3 2 (4.08%) Financial Institution
4 1 (2.04%) Banking
4 1 (2.04%) Local Government
Job Titles
1 27 (55.10%) Network Engineer
2 10 (20.41%) Design Engineer
3 8 (16.33%) Network Design Engineer
3 8 (16.33%) Network Specialist
4 7 (14.29%) Monitoring Specialist
5 6 (12.24%) Firewall Engineer
6 5 (10.20%) Network Monitoring Engineer
6 5 (10.20%) Monitoring Engineer
7 4 (8.16%) Senior Network Engineer
7 4 (8.16%) NOC Engineer
8 3 (6.12%) Implementation Engineer
8 3 (6.12%) Architect
8 3 (6.12%) Network Implementation Engineer
9 2 (4.08%) Consultant
9 2 (4.08%) Cisco Consultant
9 2 (4.08%) Core Network Engineer
9 2 (4.08%) Cisco Engineer
9 2 (4.08%) Network Architect
10 1 (2.04%) IP Network Engineer
10 1 (2.04%) Team Leader
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 13 (26.53%) CSS
2 4 (8.16%) Middleware
Miscellaneous
1 12 (24.49%) Visualisation
1 12 (24.49%) User Experience
2 7 (14.29%) Clustering
3 2 (4.08%) Statistics
Operating Systems
1 9 (18.37%) UNIX
2 6 (12.24%) Solaris
2 6 (12.24%) Linux
Processes & Methodologies
1 37 (75.51%) Load Balancing
2 21 (42.86%) Network Monitoring
3 19 (38.78%) Network Management
4 15 (30.61%) ITIL
5 14 (28.57%) Network Design
6 11 (22.45%) Network Architecture
7 6 (12.24%) Risk Assessment
8 5 (10.20%) Performance Monitoring
8 5 (10.20%) Continuous Improvement
9 4 (8.16%) Migration
10 2 (4.08%) Low Latency
10 2 (4.08%) Ultra-Low Latency
10 2 (4.08%) Mentoring
10 2 (4.08%) PRINCE
10 2 (4.08%) Configuration Management
10 2 (4.08%) E-Commerce
11 1 (2.04%) Incident Management
11 1 (2.04%) Identity Management
11 1 (2.04%) ITIL V3
11 1 (2.04%) Performance Management
Programming Languages
1 6 (12.24%) Perl
1 6 (12.24%) Tcl
Qualifications
1 41 (83.67%) Cisco Certification
2 29 (59.18%) CCNP
3 26 (53.06%) CCNA
4 12 (24.49%) Security Cleared
5 11 (22.45%) CCDP
6 9 (18.37%) SC Cleared
7 4 (8.16%) CCIP
7 4 (8.16%) CCIE
8 3 (6.12%) CCSA
8 3 (6.12%) Check Point Certification
9 2 (4.08%) PMP
9 2 (4.08%) PMI Certification
9 2 (4.08%) BC Cleared
10 1 (2.04%) CCSE
10 1 (2.04%) JNCIS
10 1 (2.04%) HP ASE
10 1 (2.04%) HP MASE
10 1 (2.04%) PRINCE2 Certification
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 3 (6.12%) SLA
System Software
1 1 (2.04%) VMware Infrastructure
Systems Management
1 12 (24.49%) OPNET
2 8 (16.33%) CiscoWorks
3 3 (6.12%) Netcool
4 1 (2.04%) FortiGate
Vendors
1 46 (93.88%) Cisco
2 25 (51.02%) CheckPoint
3 24 (48.98%) Juniper
4 16 (32.65%) F5
4 16 (32.65%) Nokia
5 15 (30.61%) Fortinet
6 14 (28.57%) SolarWinds
7 12 (24.49%) BMC
7 12 (24.49%) Riverbed
8 7 (14.29%) Blue Coat
9 5 (10.20%) BT
10 2 (4.08%) Remedy
10 2 (4.08%) Fujitsu
10 2 (4.08%) Cramer
11 1 (2.04%) Brocade
11 1 (2.04%) VMware
11 1 (2.04%) Aruba
11 1 (2.04%) AirMagnet
11 1 (2.04%) Sun
11 1 (2.04%) HP