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 July 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 Jul 2015
Same period 2014 Same period 2013
Border Gateway Protocol (BGP)
Rank 81 110 93
Rank change year-on-year
+29 -17
Contract jobs citing BGP 38 8 5
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the West Midlands 1.61% 0.34% 0.28%
As % of the Communications & Networking category 12.42% 2.42% 1.80%
Number of daily rates quoted 27 3 3
Average daily rate
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£320 £425 £560
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
-24.70% -24.10%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £300 £331 £528
10% offered a daily rate of more than £342 £447 £604
UK excluding London average daily rate £340 £388 £325
% change year-on-year
-12.25% +19.23%
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 0 0
Average hourly rate - - -
UK excluding London average hourly rate £40.00 £40.00 £32.50
% change year-on-year
- +23.07%
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
306 331 278
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the West Midlands 12.99% 14.13% 15.68%
Number of daily rates quoted 174 154 126
Average daily rate £325 £320 £300
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+1.56% +6.66%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £235 £164 £159
10% offered a daily rate of more than £447 £450 £463
UK excluding London average daily rate £340 £326 £320
% change year-on-year
+4.37% +1.80%
Number of hourly rates quoted 29 35 40
Average hourly rate £18.00 £16.50 £20.00
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
+9.09% -17.50%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £12.05 £10.50 £12.50
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £30.00 £35.00 £26.70
UK excluding London average hourly rate £23.75 £18.00 £25.00
% change year-on-year
+31.94% -28.00%

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
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 July 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 +27 36 £323 -24.11%
Solihull -2 1 £300 -
Shropshire - 1 - -
BGP
England

BGP
Top 30 Related IT Skills in the West Midlands

For the 6 months to 3 July 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 54 (98.18%) OSPF
2 52 (94.55%) Cisco
3 46 (83.64%) Cisco Certification
4 38 (69.09%) Firewall
5 37 (67.27%) CheckPoint
6 35 (63.64%) F5
7 32 (58.18%) Juniper
8 28 (50.91%) CCNP
9 24 (43.64%) CCNA
9 24 (43.64%) MPLS
10 21 (38.18%) Load Balancing
11 19 (34.55%) Network Security
12 17 (30.91%) Riverbed
13 14 (25.45%) WAN
13 14 (25.45%) ITIL
13 14 (25.45%) UNIX
14 12 (21.82%) Solaris
14 12 (21.82%) Linux
14 12 (21.82%) LAN
14 12 (21.82%) TCP/IP
14 12 (21.82%) VPN
15 11 (20.00%) Data Centre
16 10 (18.18%) ITIL V3
16 10 (18.18%) PRINCE2
17 9 (16.36%) Project Management
17 9 (16.36%) Blue Coat
17 9 (16.36%) Multicast
18 8 (14.55%) Clustering
18 8 (14.55%) Network Management
18 8 (14.55%) Cisco Nexus

BGP
Top Related IT Skills in the West Midlands by Category

For the 6 months to 3 July 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 4 (7.27%) MS Visio
Communications & Networking
1 54 (98.18%) OSPF
2 38 (69.09%) Firewall
3 24 (43.64%) MPLS
4 19 (34.55%) Network Security
5 14 (25.45%) WAN
6 12 (21.82%) LAN
6 12 (21.82%) TCP/IP
6 12 (21.82%) VPN
7 9 (16.36%) Multicast
8 8 (14.55%) Cisco Nexus
8 8 (14.55%) EIGRP
9 7 (12.73%) DNS
9 7 (12.73%) Internet
9 7 (12.73%) Structured Cabling
9 7 (12.73%) F5 BIG-IP LTM
10 6 (10.91%) BIG-IP
10 6 (10.91%) Cisco ASA
11 5 (9.09%) Cisco PIX
12 4 (7.27%) Wi-Fi
12 4 (7.27%) Wireless
Development Applications
1 1 (1.82%) VSS/SourceSafe
General
1 7 (12.73%) Marketing
2 6 (10.91%) Finance
3 5 (9.09%) Banking
4 4 (7.27%) Investment Banking
5 2 (3.64%) Telecoms
Job Titles
1 16 (29.09%) Network Engineer
2 14 (25.45%) Project Manager
3 12 (21.82%) Technical Project Manager
3 12 (21.82%) Technical Manager
4 10 (18.18%) Firewall Engineer
5 8 (14.55%) Security Engineer
5 8 (14.55%) Consultant
5 8 (14.55%) Network Security Engineer
6 5 (9.09%) Network Specialist
7 4 (7.27%) Technical Consultant
7 4 (7.27%) Monitoring Specialist
8 2 (3.64%) AWS Consultant
8 2 (3.64%) Network Monitoring Engineer
8 2 (3.64%) Monitoring Engineer
8 2 (3.64%) Network Consultant
8 2 (3.64%) Network Manager
8 2 (3.64%) Network Project Manager
8 2 (3.64%) Cisco Engineer
9 1 (1.82%) Cisco Network Engineer
9 1 (1.82%) Deployment Project Manager
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 8 (14.55%) CSS
2 1 (1.82%) Middleware
Miscellaneous
1 11 (20.00%) Data Centre
2 8 (14.55%) Clustering
3 6 (10.91%) User Experience
4 4 (7.27%) Visualisation
5 3 (5.45%) Analytical Skills
Operating Systems
1 14 (25.45%) UNIX
2 12 (21.82%) Solaris
2 12 (21.82%) Linux
3 2 (3.64%) Windows
Processes & Methodologies
1 21 (38.18%) Load Balancing
2 14 (25.45%) ITIL
3 10 (18.18%) PRINCE2
3 10 (18.18%) ITIL V3
4 9 (16.36%) Project Management
5 8 (14.55%) Network Management
6 7 (12.73%) Network Architecture
7 6 (10.91%) PRINCE
7 6 (10.91%) Network Monitoring
8 5 (9.09%) Stakeholder Management
9 4 (7.27%) Risk Assessment
9 4 (7.27%) Service Delivery
10 3 (5.45%) E-Commerce
10 3 (5.45%) Programme Management
10 3 (5.45%) Change Control
10 3 (5.45%) Workflow
10 3 (5.45%) Performance Monitoring
11 2 (3.64%) Low Latency
11 2 (3.64%) Ultra-Low Latency
11 2 (3.64%) Migration
Programming Languages
1 3 (5.45%) Perl
1 3 (5.45%) Tcl
Qualifications
1 46 (83.64%) Cisco Certification
2 28 (50.91%) CCNP
3 24 (43.64%) CCNA
4 6 (10.91%) PMP
4 6 (10.91%) PMI Certification
4 6 (10.91%) CCSA
4 6 (10.91%) SC Cleared
4 6 (10.91%) Security Cleared
4 6 (10.91%) CCIE
5 4 (7.27%) Check Point Certification
6 3 (5.45%) CCSE
7 2 (3.64%) CCDP
8 1 (1.82%) JNCIS
8 1 (1.82%) HP ASE
8 1 (1.82%) HP MASE
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 1 (1.82%) PCI DSS
System Software
1 1 (1.82%) VMware Infrastructure
Systems Management
1 6 (10.91%) OPNET
2 1 (1.82%) CiscoWorks
Vendors
1 52 (94.55%) Cisco
2 37 (67.27%) CheckPoint
3 35 (63.64%) F5
4 32 (58.18%) Juniper
5 17 (30.91%) Riverbed
6 9 (16.36%) Blue Coat
7 7 (12.73%) Fortinet
8 6 (10.91%) SolarWinds
8 6 (10.91%) Nokia
8 6 (10.91%) BMC
9 3 (5.45%) Brocade
9 3 (5.45%) Aerohive Networks
10 2 (3.64%) Foundry
10 2 (3.64%) Huawei
10 2 (3.64%) BT
10 2 (3.64%) Cramer
10 2 (3.64%) Ericsson
10 2 (3.64%) Alcatel-Lucent
10 2 (3.64%) Nortel
11 1 (1.82%) Citrix