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 22 May 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
22 May 2015
Same period 2014 Same period 2013
Border Gateway Protocol (BGP)
Rank 80 112 96
Rank change year-on-year
+32 -16
Contract jobs citing BGP 45 4 5
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the West Midlands 1.77% 0.17% 0.30%
As % of the Communications & Networking category 11.03% 1.35% 2.07%
Number of daily rates quoted 32 1 3
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£325 £450 £560
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
-27.77% -19.64%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £300 £450 £528
10% offered a daily rate of more than £360 £450 £604
UK excluding London average daily rate £350 £400 £300
% change year-on-year
-12.50% +33.33%
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 0 0
Average hourly rate - - -
UK excluding London average hourly rate £40.00 - £32.50
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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
408 296 242
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the West Midlands 16.01% 12.67% 14.42%
Number of daily rates quoted 236 114 104
Average daily rate £340 £325 £283
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+4.61% +15.04%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £260 £170 £150
10% offered a daily rate of more than £475 £450 £475
UK excluding London average daily rate £340 £330 £315
% change year-on-year
+3.03% +4.76%
Number of hourly rates quoted 32 30 37
Average hourly rate £18.00 £15.00 £19.50
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
+20.00% -23.07%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £9.82 £10.50 £12.10
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £30.00 £27.50 £29.30
UK excluding London average hourly rate £26.00 £19.00 £22.00
% change year-on-year
+36.84% -13.63%

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 22 May 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 22 May 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 +31 41 £325 -27.77% 10
Solihull +1 1 £300 - 1
Shropshire - 1 - -
Warwickshire - 1 £450 -
BGP
England

BGP
Top 30 Related IT Skills in the West Midlands

For the 6 months to 22 May 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 56 (98.25%) OSPF
2 54 (94.74%) Cisco
3 46 (80.70%) Cisco Certification
4 38 (66.67%) Firewall
5 36 (63.16%) CheckPoint
6 33 (57.89%) F5
7 31 (54.39%) Juniper
8 29 (50.88%) CCNP
9 27 (47.37%) MPLS
10 24 (42.11%) CCNA
11 22 (38.60%) Load Balancing
12 20 (35.09%) Network Security
13 17 (29.82%) Riverbed
14 16 (28.07%) VPN
15 14 (24.56%) WAN
15 14 (24.56%) ITIL
15 14 (24.56%) UNIX
16 13 (22.81%) LAN
16 13 (22.81%) TCP/IP
17 12 (21.05%) Solaris
17 12 (21.05%) Linux
18 10 (17.54%) PRINCE2
18 10 (17.54%) ITIL V3
19 9 (15.79%) Cisco Nexus
19 9 (15.79%) Multicast
19 9 (15.79%) Project Management
19 9 (15.79%) Blue Coat
20 8 (14.04%) SC Cleared
20 8 (14.04%) Clustering
20 8 (14.04%) EIGRP

BGP
Top Related IT Skills in the West Midlands by Category

For the 6 months to 22 May 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 (7.02%) MS Visio
Communications & Networking
1 56 (98.25%) OSPF
2 38 (66.67%) Firewall
3 27 (47.37%) MPLS
4 20 (35.09%) Network Security
5 16 (28.07%) VPN
6 14 (24.56%) WAN
7 13 (22.81%) LAN
7 13 (22.81%) TCP/IP
8 9 (15.79%) Cisco Nexus
8 9 (15.79%) Multicast
9 8 (14.04%) EIGRP
10 7 (12.28%) F5 BIG-IP LTM
10 7 (12.28%) Structured Cabling
10 7 (12.28%) Internet
10 7 (12.28%) DNS
11 6 (10.53%) BIG-IP
11 6 (10.53%) DSL
12 5 (8.77%) Cisco ASA
13 4 (7.02%) Cisco PIX
13 4 (7.02%) Ethernet
Development Applications
1 1 (1.75%) VSS/SourceSafe
General
1 7 (12.28%) Marketing
2 6 (10.53%) Finance
3 5 (8.77%) Banking
4 4 (7.02%) Investment Banking
4 4 (7.02%) Telecoms
Job Titles
1 18 (31.58%) Network Engineer
2 14 (24.56%) Project Manager
3 12 (21.05%) Technical Project Manager
3 12 (21.05%) Technical Manager
4 9 (15.79%) Firewall Engineer
5 8 (14.04%) Security Engineer
5 8 (14.04%) Consultant
5 8 (14.04%) Network Security Engineer
6 5 (8.77%) Network Specialist
7 4 (7.02%) Technical Consultant
7 4 (7.02%) Monitoring Specialist
8 2 (3.51%) Design Engineer
8 2 (3.51%) Network Manager
8 2 (3.51%) Cisco Engineer
8 2 (3.51%) Network Consultant
8 2 (3.51%) Network Project Manager
8 2 (3.51%) Monitoring Engineer
8 2 (3.51%) AWS Consultant
8 2 (3.51%) Network Monitoring Engineer
9 1 (1.75%) IP Engineer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 7 (12.28%) CSS
2 1 (1.75%) Middleware
Miscellaneous
1 8 (14.04%) Clustering
2 6 (10.53%) User Experience
3 4 (7.02%) Visualisation
4 2 (3.51%) Analytical Skills
Operating Systems
1 14 (24.56%) UNIX
2 12 (21.05%) Solaris
2 12 (21.05%) Linux
3 2 (3.51%) Windows
Processes & Methodologies
1 22 (38.60%) Load Balancing
2 14 (24.56%) ITIL
3 10 (17.54%) PRINCE2
3 10 (17.54%) ITIL V3
4 9 (15.79%) Project Management
5 7 (12.28%) Network Management
5 7 (12.28%) Network Architecture
5 7 (12.28%) Network Monitoring
5 7 (12.28%) PRINCE
6 5 (8.77%) Stakeholder Management
7 4 (7.02%) Risk Assessment
7 4 (7.02%) Migration
7 4 (7.02%) Service Delivery
8 3 (5.26%) Change Control
8 3 (5.26%) Performance Monitoring
8 3 (5.26%) E-Commerce
8 3 (5.26%) Workflow
8 3 (5.26%) Programme Management
9 2 (3.51%) Network Design
9 2 (3.51%) Low Latency
Programming Languages
1 3 (5.26%) Perl
1 3 (5.26%) Tcl
Qualifications
1 46 (80.70%) Cisco Certification
2 29 (50.88%) CCNP
3 24 (42.11%) CCNA
4 8 (14.04%) SC Cleared
4 8 (14.04%) Security Cleared
5 7 (12.28%) PMP
5 7 (12.28%) PMI Certification
6 6 (10.53%) CCIE
7 5 (8.77%) CCSA
8 4 (7.02%) Check Point Certification
9 3 (5.26%) CCDP
10 2 (3.51%) CCSE
10 2 (3.51%) BC Cleared
10 2 (3.51%) CCIP
11 1 (1.75%) PRINCE2 Certification
11 1 (1.75%) HP ASE
11 1 (1.75%) HP MASE
11 1 (1.75%) JNCIS
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 1 (1.75%) SLA
1 1 (1.75%) PCI DSS
System Software
1 1 (1.75%) VMware Infrastructure
Systems Management
1 6 (10.53%) OPNET
2 2 (3.51%) CiscoWorks
Vendors
1 54 (94.74%) Cisco
2 36 (63.16%) CheckPoint
3 33 (57.89%) F5
4 31 (54.39%) Juniper
5 17 (29.82%) Riverbed
6 9 (15.79%) Blue Coat
7 7 (12.28%) Fortinet
8 6 (10.53%) SolarWinds
8 6 (10.53%) BMC
8 6 (10.53%) Nokia
9 2 (3.51%) BT
9 2 (3.51%) Cramer
9 2 (3.51%) Brocade
9 2 (3.51%) Aerohive Networks
10 1 (1.75%) Foundry
10 1 (1.75%) Aruba
10 1 (1.75%) Meraki
10 1 (1.75%) Nortel
10 1 (1.75%) Citrix
10 1 (1.75%) HP
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