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 23 October 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
23 Oct 2014
Same period 2013 Same period 2012
Border Gateway Protocol (BGP)
Rank 96 84 107
Rank change year-on-year
-12 +23
Contract jobs citing BGP 24 19 5
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the West Midlands 0.95% 0.94% 0.23%
As % of the Communications & Networking category 5.69% 6.11% 1.52%
Number of daily rates quoted 6 10 1
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£205 £265 £300
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
-22.64% -11.66%
UK excluding London average daily rate £350 £362 £340
% change year-on-year
-3.18% +6.32%
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 0 1
Average hourly rate - - £15.50
UK excluding London average hourly rate £30.00 £37.50 £31.50
% change year-on-year
-20.00% +19.04%
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
422 311 328
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the West Midlands 16.62% 15.39% 14.88%
Number of daily rates quoted 226 154 132
Average daily rate £338 £325 £300
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+3.84% +8.33%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £157 £201 £162
10% offered a daily rate of more than £450 £420 £400
UK excluding London average daily rate £348 £325 £340
% change year-on-year
+7.07% -4.41%
Number of hourly rates quoted 30 39 44
Average hourly rate £20.00 £20.00 £27.00
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
- -25.92%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £14.50 £12.00 £15.50
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £30.00 £30.00 £32.50
UK excluding London average hourly rate £22.50 £22.50 £21.00
% change year-on-year
- +7.14%

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 23 October 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 23 October 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 -4 12 £327 -4.59%
Worcestershire - 3 £155 - 1
Warwickshire -13 2 £375 - 3
Birmingham - 1 £160 - 1
Coventry - - - -
Solihull - - - -
Staffordshire - - - - 1
BGP
England

BGP
Top 30 Related IT Skills in the West Midlands

For the 6 months to 23 October 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 39 (100.00%) OSPF
2 33 (84.62%) Cisco
3 30 (76.92%) Cisco Certification
4 29 (74.36%) Firewall
4 29 (74.36%) Load Balancing
5 24 (61.54%) Juniper
5 24 (61.54%) CheckPoint
6 23 (58.97%) CCNP
7 19 (48.72%) Network Monitoring
8 18 (46.15%) Network Management
9 17 (43.59%) Cisco Nexus
9 17 (43.59%) CCNA
10 16 (41.03%) F5
11 15 (38.46%) BIG-IP
11 15 (38.46%) Fortinet
11 15 (38.46%) ITIL
11 15 (38.46%) Nokia
11 15 (38.46%) F5 BIG-IP LTM
12 13 (33.33%) CSS
12 13 (33.33%) Security Cleared
12 13 (33.33%) SolarWinds
13 12 (30.77%) Visualisation
13 12 (30.77%) Riverbed
13 12 (30.77%) OPNET
13 12 (30.77%) BMC
13 12 (30.77%) MPLS
13 12 (30.77%) User Experience
14 11 (28.21%) Network Architecture
15 9 (23.08%) SC Cleared
15 9 (23.08%) WAN

BGP
Top Related IT Skills in the West Midlands by Category

For the 6 months to 23 October 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 6 (15.38%) MS Visio
Communications & Networking
1 39 (100.00%) OSPF
2 29 (74.36%) Firewall
3 17 (43.59%) Cisco Nexus
4 15 (38.46%) BIG-IP
4 15 (38.46%) F5 BIG-IP LTM
5 12 (30.77%) MPLS
6 9 (23.08%) WAN
7 8 (20.51%) LAN
7 8 (20.51%) IPsec
7 8 (20.51%) Network Security
8 7 (17.95%) VPN
9 5 (12.82%) ATM
9 5 (12.82%) ISDN
9 5 (12.82%) DSL
10 4 (10.26%) X.21
10 4 (10.26%) PPP
10 4 (10.26%) RIP
11 3 (7.69%) SNMP
11 3 (7.69%) Ethernet
11 3 (7.69%) Internet
General
1 3 (7.69%) Finance
2 2 (5.13%) Financial Institution
2 2 (5.13%) Telecoms
3 1 (2.56%) Banking
3 1 (2.56%) Local Government
Job Titles
1 21 (53.85%) Network Engineer
2 8 (20.51%) Network Specialist
3 7 (17.95%) Monitoring Specialist
4 6 (15.38%) Firewall Engineer
5 5 (12.82%) Network Design Engineer
5 5 (12.82%) Network Monitoring Engineer
5 5 (12.82%) Design Engineer
5 5 (12.82%) Monitoring Engineer
6 4 (10.26%) Senior Network Engineer
7 3 (7.69%) NOC Engineer
7 3 (7.69%) Architect
8 2 (5.13%) Network Implementation Engineer
8 2 (5.13%) Senior Network Architect
8 2 (5.13%) Implementation Engineer
8 2 (5.13%) Core Network Engineer
8 2 (5.13%) Senior Architect
8 2 (5.13%) Network Architect
9 1 (2.56%) Project Manager
9 1 (2.56%) Infrastructure Architect
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 13 (33.33%) CSS
2 4 (10.26%) Middleware
Miscellaneous
1 12 (30.77%) Visualisation
1 12 (30.77%) User Experience
2 7 (17.95%) Clustering
3 2 (5.13%) Statistics
4 1 (2.56%) Enterprise Software
Operating Systems
1 8 (20.51%) UNIX
2 6 (15.38%) Solaris
2 6 (15.38%) Linux
Processes & Methodologies
1 29 (74.36%) Load Balancing
2 19 (48.72%) Network Monitoring
3 18 (46.15%) Network Management
4 15 (38.46%) ITIL
5 11 (28.21%) Network Architecture
6 8 (20.51%) Network Design
7 6 (15.38%) Risk Assessment
8 5 (12.82%) Performance Monitoring
8 5 (12.82%) Continuous Improvement
9 2 (5.13%) E-Commerce
9 2 (5.13%) Configuration Management
9 2 (5.13%) Low Latency
9 2 (5.13%) Ultra-Low Latency
10 1 (2.56%) Mentoring
10 1 (2.56%) Project Management
10 1 (2.56%) Change Management
10 1 (2.56%) Identity Management
10 1 (2.56%) Migration
10 1 (2.56%) PRINCE
10 1 (2.56%) PRINCE2
Programming Languages
1 6 (15.38%) Perl
1 6 (15.38%) Tcl
Qualifications
1 30 (76.92%) Cisco Certification
2 23 (58.97%) CCNP
3 17 (43.59%) CCNA
4 13 (33.33%) Security Cleared
5 9 (23.08%) SC Cleared
6 5 (12.82%) CCDP
7 3 (7.69%) CCSA
7 3 (7.69%) Check Point Certification
8 2 (5.13%) CCIE
8 2 (5.13%) JNCIS
9 1 (2.56%) DV Cleared
9 1 (2.56%) HP ASE
9 1 (2.56%) HP MASE
9 1 (2.56%) PMP
9 1 (2.56%) PMI Certification
9 1 (2.56%) CCSE
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 2 (5.13%) SLA
System Software
1 1 (2.56%) VMware Infrastructure
Systems Management
1 12 (30.77%) OPNET
2 3 (7.69%) CiscoWorks
2 3 (7.69%) Netcool
3 1 (2.56%) FortiGate
Vendors
1 33 (84.62%) Cisco
2 24 (61.54%) Juniper
2 24 (61.54%) CheckPoint
3 16 (41.03%) F5
4 15 (38.46%) Fortinet
4 15 (38.46%) Nokia
5 13 (33.33%) SolarWinds
6 12 (30.77%) Riverbed
6 12 (30.77%) BMC
7 7 (17.95%) Blue Coat
8 3 (7.69%) BT
9 1 (2.56%) Cramer
9 1 (2.56%) VMware
9 1 (2.56%) Brocade
9 1 (2.56%) Fujitsu
9 1 (2.56%) AirMagnet
9 1 (2.56%) Motorola
9 1 (2.56%) Symantec
9 1 (2.56%) Remedy
9 1 (2.56%) Sun
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