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 3 September 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
3 Sep 2015
Same period 2014 Same period 2013
Border Gateway Protocol (BGP)
Rank 105 104 100
Rank change year-on-year
-1 -4
Contract jobs citing BGP 8 17 11
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the West Midlands 0.32% 0.66% 0.52%
As % of the Communications & Networking category 2.92% 3.78% 3.56%
Number of daily rates quoted 7 6 6
Average daily rate
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£270 £304 £345
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
-11.11% -11.95%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £226 £263 £253
10% offered a daily rate of more than £349 £439 £415
UK excluding London average daily rate £375 £348 £364
% change year-on-year
+7.91% -4.46%
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 0 0
Average hourly rate - - -
UK excluding London average hourly rate £47.83 £40.00 £32.00
% change year-on-year
+19.57% +25.00%
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
274 450 309
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the West Midlands 11.11% 17.41% 14.69%
Number of daily rates quoted 145 230 150
Average daily rate £315 £320 £325
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
-1.56% -1.53%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £240 £175 £160
10% offered a daily rate of more than £450 £450 £449
UK excluding London average daily rate £350 £338 £325
% change year-on-year
+3.70% +3.84%
Number of hourly rates quoted 29 31 30
Average hourly rate £17.00 £20.00 £22.00
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
-15.00% -9.09%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £12.35 £10.50 £13.00
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £43.78 £35.00 £26.50
UK excluding London average hourly rate £21.53 £24.00 £23.50
% change year-on-year
-10.31% +2.12%

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 3 September 2015.

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 3 September 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
Birmingham 0 4 £315 +2.43%
Coventry - 2 £270 - 3
Warwickshire - 1 £190 - 1
BGP
England

BGP
Top 30 Related IT Skills in the West Midlands

For the 6 months to 3 September 2015, 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 48 (94.12%) Cisco
1 48 (94.12%) OSPF
2 47 (92.16%) Cisco Certification
3 35 (68.63%) Firewall
4 30 (58.82%) CheckPoint
5 29 (56.86%) F5
6 28 (54.90%) MPLS
6 28 (54.90%) CCNP
7 26 (50.98%) Juniper
8 23 (45.10%) CCNA
9 19 (37.25%) Network Security
10 16 (31.37%) VPN
11 14 (27.45%) UNIX
11 14 (27.45%) TCP/IP
11 14 (27.45%) Load Balancing
12 13 (25.49%) WAN
13 12 (23.53%) Solaris
13 12 (23.53%) Linux
13 12 (23.53%) ITIL
13 12 (23.53%) Riverbed
14 11 (21.57%) LAN
15 10 (19.61%) EIGRP
15 10 (19.61%) ITIL V3
15 10 (19.61%) Multicast
16 9 (17.65%) PRINCE2
16 9 (17.65%) DNS
17 8 (15.69%) Project Management
17 8 (15.69%) Cisco ASA
17 8 (15.69%) Data Centre
18 7 (13.73%) Structured Cabling

BGP
Top Related IT Skills in the West Midlands by Category

For the 6 months to 3 September 2015, 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 5 (9.80%) MS Visio
Communications & Networking
1 48 (94.12%) OSPF
2 35 (68.63%) Firewall
3 28 (54.90%) MPLS
4 19 (37.25%) Network Security
5 16 (31.37%) VPN
6 14 (27.45%) TCP/IP
7 13 (25.49%) WAN
8 11 (21.57%) LAN
9 10 (19.61%) EIGRP
9 10 (19.61%) Multicast
10 9 (17.65%) DNS
11 8 (15.69%) Cisco ASA
12 7 (13.73%) Internet
12 7 (13.73%) Structured Cabling
13 5 (9.80%) Cisco PIX
14 4 (7.84%) Junos
14 4 (7.84%) Wireshark
14 4 (7.84%) Wi-Fi
14 4 (7.84%) Wireless
15 3 (5.88%) WLAN
Development Applications
1 1 (1.96%) VSS/SourceSafe
General
1 7 (13.73%) Marketing
2 6 (11.76%) Finance
3 5 (9.80%) Banking
4 4 (7.84%) Investment Banking
5 2 (3.92%) Telecoms
Job Titles
1 18 (35.29%) Network Engineer
2 14 (27.45%) Project Manager
3 12 (23.53%) Technical Manager
3 12 (23.53%) Technical Project Manager
4 9 (17.65%) Firewall Engineer
5 8 (15.69%) Security Engineer
5 8 (15.69%) Network Security Engineer
6 7 (13.73%) Consultant
7 4 (7.84%) Technical Consultant
8 2 (3.92%) Network Manager
8 2 (3.92%) Cisco Engineer
8 2 (3.92%) AWS Consultant
8 2 (3.92%) Network Specialist
8 2 (3.92%) Network Project Manager
9 1 (1.96%) Deployment Project Manager
9 1 (1.96%) Monitoring Specialist
9 1 (1.96%) Cisco Network Engineer
9 1 (1.96%) Network Consultant
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 3 (5.88%) CSS
Miscellaneous
1 8 (15.69%) Data Centre
2 7 (13.73%) Clustering
3 5 (9.80%) Analytical Skills
4 1 (1.96%) User Experience
Operating Systems
1 14 (27.45%) UNIX
2 12 (23.53%) Solaris
2 12 (23.53%) Linux
3 3 (5.88%) Windows
4 1 (1.96%) Windows Server 2008
Processes & Methodologies
1 14 (27.45%) Load Balancing
2 12 (23.53%) ITIL
3 10 (19.61%) ITIL V3
4 9 (17.65%) PRINCE2
5 8 (15.69%) Project Management
6 6 (11.76%) PRINCE
7 5 (9.80%) Stakeholder Management
8 4 (7.84%) Risk Assessment
8 4 (7.84%) Service Delivery
9 3 (5.88%) Workflow
9 3 (5.88%) Migration
9 3 (5.88%) E-Commerce
9 3 (5.88%) Programme Management
9 3 (5.88%) Change Control
9 3 (5.88%) Network Management
10 2 (3.92%) Network Architecture
10 2 (3.92%) Low Latency
10 2 (3.92%) Ultra-Low Latency
10 2 (3.92%) Network Design
11 1 (1.96%) Logistics
Programming Languages
1 3 (5.88%) Perl
1 3 (5.88%) Tcl
Qualifications
1 47 (92.16%) Cisco Certification
2 28 (54.90%) CCNP
3 23 (45.10%) CCNA
4 6 (11.76%) PMP
4 6 (11.76%) PMI Certification
4 6 (11.76%) CCSA
4 6 (11.76%) CCIE
5 4 (7.84%) SC Cleared
5 4 (7.84%) Security Cleared
5 4 (7.84%) Check Point Certification
6 2 (3.92%) CCSE
7 1 (1.96%) CCDP
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 1 (1.96%) PCI DSS
System Software
1 2 (3.92%) VMware Infrastructure
1 2 (3.92%) XenApp
1 2 (3.92%) XenDesktop
1 2 (3.92%) vSphere
Systems Management
1 2 (3.92%) SCCM
1 2 (3.92%) SCOM
2 1 (1.96%) OPNET
Vendors
1 48 (94.12%) Cisco
2 30 (58.82%) CheckPoint
3 29 (56.86%) F5
4 26 (50.98%) Juniper
5 12 (23.53%) Riverbed
6 7 (13.73%) Blue Coat
7 3 (5.88%) Aerohive Networks
8 2 (3.92%) Foundry
8 2 (3.92%) Huawei
8 2 (3.92%) Brocade
8 2 (3.92%) Ericsson
8 2 (3.92%) Alcatel-Lucent
8 2 (3.92%) Nortel
8 2 (3.92%) Citrix
8 2 (3.92%) BT
8 2 (3.92%) Cramer
8 2 (3.92%) VMware
9 1 (1.96%) BMC
9 1 (1.96%) Nokia
9 1 (1.96%) SolarWinds
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