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 29 August 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
29 Aug 2014
Same period 2013 Same period 2012
Border Gateway Protocol (BGP)
Rank 105 98 104
Rank change year-on-year
-7 +6
Contract jobs citing BGP 16 11 7
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the West Midlands 0.62% 0.53% 0.31%
As % of the Communications & Networking category 3.63% 3.58% 2.02%
Number of daily rates quoted 6 6 5
Average daily rate
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£304 £345 £350
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
-11.95% -1.42%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £263 £253 £240
10% offered a daily rate of more than £439 £415 £519
UK excluding London average daily rate £350 £364 £325
% change year-on-year
-3.78% +11.92%
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 0 0
Average hourly rate - - -
UK excluding London average hourly rate £40.00 £41.00 £29.50
% change year-on-year
-2.43% +38.98%
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
441 307 347
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the West Midlands 17.07% 14.75% 15.30%
Number of daily rates quoted 228 150 143
Average daily rate £320 £325 £300
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
-1.53% +8.33%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £175 £160 £150
10% offered a daily rate of more than £458 £440 £425
UK excluding London average daily rate £338 £325 £330
% change year-on-year
+3.84% -1.51%
Number of hourly rates quoted 30 31 44
Average hourly rate £20.00 £20.00 £28.00
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
- -28.57%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £9.50 £12.95 £15.00
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £35.00 £26.50 £37.00
UK excluding London average hourly rate £22.50 £23.21 £25.00
% change year-on-year
-3.05% -7.16%

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 29 August 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 29 August 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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statistics and historical trends)
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 - 10 £308 - 1
Shropshire -6 3 - - 1
Worcestershire - - - -
Coventry - - - -
BGP
England

BGP
Top 30 Related IT Skills in the West Midlands

For the 6 months to 29 August 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 20 (100.00%) OSPF
2 15 (75.00%) Firewall
3 14 (70.00%) Cisco
4 13 (65.00%) Cisco Certification
4 13 (65.00%) Juniper
4 13 (65.00%) CheckPoint
5 11 (55.00%) Load Balancing
6 10 (50.00%) Security Cleared
6 10 (50.00%) CCNP
7 8 (40.00%) Network Security
8 7 (35.00%) UNIX
8 7 (35.00%) Linux
8 7 (35.00%) Clustering
8 7 (35.00%) Blue Coat
9 6 (30.00%) Risk Assessment
9 6 (30.00%) Tcl
9 6 (30.00%) MPLS
9 6 (30.00%) Perl
9 6 (30.00%) ITIL
9 6 (30.00%) Solaris
9 6 (30.00%) SC Cleared
9 6 (30.00%) F5
10 5 (25.00%) Network Management
10 5 (25.00%) Fortinet
10 5 (25.00%) Cisco Nexus
10 5 (25.00%) F5 BIG-IP LTM
10 5 (25.00%) MS Visio
10 5 (25.00%) WAN
11 4 (20.00%) LAN
11 4 (20.00%) CSS

BGP
Top Related IT Skills in the West Midlands by Category

For the 6 months to 29 August 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 5 (25.00%) MS Visio
Communications & Networking
1 20 (100.00%) OSPF
2 15 (75.00%) Firewall
3 8 (40.00%) Network Security
4 6 (30.00%) MPLS
5 5 (25.00%) Cisco Nexus
5 5 (25.00%) F5 BIG-IP LTM
5 5 (25.00%) WAN
6 4 (20.00%) LAN
6 4 (20.00%) IPsec
6 4 (20.00%) BIG-IP
7 3 (15.00%) Junos
7 3 (15.00%) RIP
7 3 (15.00%) SNMP
7 3 (15.00%) VPN
7 3 (15.00%) HSRP
8 2 (10.00%) TCP/IP
8 2 (10.00%) DHCP
8 2 (10.00%) DAB
8 2 (10.00%) Internet
8 2 (10.00%) Extranet
General
1 3 (15.00%) Finance
2 2 (10.00%) Banking
2 2 (10.00%) Financial Institution
3 1 (5.00%) Local Government
Job Titles
1 6 (30.00%) Network Engineer
1 6 (30.00%) Firewall Engineer
2 3 (15.00%) Network Specialist
2 3 (15.00%) Monitoring Specialist
2 3 (15.00%) Architect
3 2 (10.00%) Network Architect
3 2 (10.00%) Senior Network Architect
3 2 (10.00%) Core Network Engineer
3 2 (10.00%) Senior Architect
4 1 (5.00%) Network Monitoring Engineer
4 1 (5.00%) Monitoring Engineer
4 1 (5.00%) Network Security Consultant
4 1 (5.00%) Project Manager
4 1 (5.00%) Network Consultant
4 1 (5.00%) Consultant
4 1 (5.00%) Security Consultant
4 1 (5.00%) Senior Network Engineer
4 1 (5.00%) Infrastructure Architect
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 4 (20.00%) CSS
Miscellaneous
1 7 (35.00%) Clustering
2 4 (20.00%) Visualisation
3 1 (5.00%) Enterprise Software
Operating Systems
1 7 (35.00%) UNIX
1 7 (35.00%) Linux
2 6 (30.00%) Solaris
3 1 (5.00%) Windows
Processes & Methodologies
1 11 (55.00%) Load Balancing
2 6 (30.00%) Risk Assessment
2 6 (30.00%) ITIL
3 5 (25.00%) Network Management
4 4 (20.00%) Network Monitoring
4 4 (20.00%) Network Architecture
5 3 (15.00%) Network Design
6 2 (10.00%) E-Commerce
6 2 (10.00%) Low Latency
6 2 (10.00%) Ultra-Low Latency
7 1 (5.00%) Performance Monitoring
7 1 (5.00%) ITIL V3
7 1 (5.00%) PRINCE
7 1 (5.00%) Project Management
7 1 (5.00%) PRINCE2
7 1 (5.00%) Data Analysis
Programming Languages
1 6 (30.00%) Perl
1 6 (30.00%) Tcl
Qualifications
1 13 (65.00%) Cisco Certification
2 10 (50.00%) CCNP
2 10 (50.00%) Security Cleared
3 6 (30.00%) SC Cleared
4 3 (15.00%) CCSA
4 3 (15.00%) CCDP
4 3 (15.00%) Check Point Certification
5 2 (10.00%) CCIE
5 2 (10.00%) CCNA
5 2 (10.00%) JNCIS
6 1 (5.00%) CCSE
6 1 (5.00%) DV Cleared
6 1 (5.00%) PMP
6 1 (5.00%) PMI Certification
Systems Management
1 4 (20.00%) OPNET
2 1 (5.00%) FortiGate
Vendors
1 14 (70.00%) Cisco
2 13 (65.00%) Juniper
2 13 (65.00%) CheckPoint
3 7 (35.00%) Blue Coat
4 6 (30.00%) F5
5 5 (25.00%) Fortinet
6 4 (20.00%) Riverbed
6 4 (20.00%) SolarWinds
6 4 (20.00%) BMC
6 4 (20.00%) Nokia
7 1 (5.00%) Sun
7 1 (5.00%) McAfee
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