The table below looks at the statistics for BGP skills in IT contracts advertised for the Yorkshire region. Included is a guide to the average contractor rates offered in IT contracts that have cited BGP over the 3 months to 28 August 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
28 Aug 2015
Same period 2014 Same period 2013
Border Gateway Protocol (BGP)
Rank 131 107 101
Rank change year-on-year
-24 -6
Contract jobs citing BGP 18 13 21
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Yorkshire 0.57% 0.55% 0.94%
As % of the Communications & Networking category 3.76% 4.64% 7.34%
Number of daily rates quoted 15 5 14
Average daily rate
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£375 £325 £338
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+15.38% -3.70%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £293 £325 £325
10% offered a daily rate of more than £475 £345 £421
UK excluding London average daily rate £375 £350 £364
% change year-on-year
+7.14% -3.78%
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 0 1
Average hourly rate - - £50.00
UK excluding London average hourly rate £47.83 £40.00 £41.00
% change year-on-year
+19.57% -2.43%
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 Yorkshire region.

Communications & Networking Category
Yorkshire
Contract IT job ads with a match in the
Communications & Networking category
479 280 286
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Yorkshire 15.14% 11.84% 12.85%
Number of daily rates quoted 309 154 164
Average daily rate £325 £300 £325
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+8.33% -7.69%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £200 £208 £195
10% offered a daily rate of more than £475 £388 £435
UK excluding London average daily rate £350 £338 £325
% change year-on-year
+3.70% +3.84%
Number of hourly rates quoted 37 20 14
Average hourly rate £15.36 £13.88 £36.00
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
+10.66% -61.45%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £9.24 £10.50 £14.50
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £150.00 £25.00 £50.00
UK excluding London average hourly rate £21.53 £22.50 £23.50
% change year-on-year
-4.33% -4.25%

BGP
Jobs Demand Trend in Yorkshire

This chart provides a 3-month moving total of IT contractor jobs citing BGP across the Yorkshire region as a proportion of the total demand within the Communications & Networking category.

BGP Jobs Demand Trend in Yorkshire

BGP
Daily Rate Trend in Yorkshire

This chart provides the 3-month moving average for daily rates quoted in IT contract jobs citing BGP across the Yorkshire region.

BGP Daily Rate Trend in Yorkshire

BGP
Daily Rate Histogram in Yorkshire

This chart provides a histogram of daily rates quoted in contract IT jobs citing BGP across the Yorkshire region over the 3 months to 28 August 2015.

BGP Daily Rate Histogram in Yorkshire

BGP
Hourly Rate Trend in Yorkshire

This chart provides the 3-month moving average for hourly rates quoted in IT contractor jobs citing BGP across the Yorkshire region.

BGP Hourly Rate Trend in Yorkshire

BGP
Contract Job Locations in Yorkshire

The table below looks at the demand and provides a guide to the average contractor rates quoted in IT jobs citing BGP within the Yorkshire region over the 3 months to 28 August 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
West Yorkshire -22 12 £375 +15.38%
BGP
England

BGP
Top 30 Related IT Skills in Yorkshire

For the 6 months to 28 August 2015, IT contractor jobs across the Yorkshire 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 35 (97.22%) Cisco
2 28 (77.78%) MPLS
3 26 (72.22%) Cisco Certification
4 23 (63.89%) CCNP
5 20 (55.56%) Cisco Nexus
6 19 (52.78%) F5
6 19 (52.78%) Firewall
7 17 (47.22%) Cisco ASA
8 16 (44.44%) OSPF
8 16 (44.44%) EIGRP
8 16 (44.44%) VPN
9 14 (38.89%) Data Centre
10 13 (36.11%) WAN
10 13 (36.11%) CCNA
10 13 (36.11%) Red Hat
10 13 (36.11%) Project Management
11 12 (33.33%) Linux
12 11 (30.56%) LAN
13 10 (27.78%) HP
13 10 (27.78%) TCP/IP
13 10 (27.78%) CheckPoint
13 10 (27.78%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
14 9 (25.00%) Migration
14 9 (25.00%) CCIE
15 8 (22.22%) PRINCE2 Certification
15 8 (22.22%) CCIP
15 8 (22.22%) PRINCE2
15 8 (22.22%) Smart Meter
15 8 (22.22%) FortiGate
16 7 (19.44%) TippingPoint

BGP
Top Related IT Skills in Yorkshire by Category

For the 6 months to 28 August 2015, IT contractor jobs across the Yorkshire 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 (13.89%) MS Office
1 5 (13.89%) MS Visio
Business Applications
1 3 (8.33%) SAP Oil and Gas
Communications & Networking
1 28 (77.78%) MPLS
2 20 (55.56%) Cisco Nexus
3 19 (52.78%) Firewall
4 17 (47.22%) Cisco ASA
5 16 (44.44%) OSPF
5 16 (44.44%) EIGRP
5 16 (44.44%) VPN
6 13 (36.11%) WAN
7 11 (30.56%) LAN
8 10 (27.78%) TCP/IP
9 7 (19.44%) WLAN
10 5 (13.89%) HSRP
10 5 (13.89%) VRRP
10 5 (13.89%) F5 BIG-IP GTM
11 4 (11.11%) IPv4
11 4 (11.11%) IPv6
12 3 (8.33%) FWSM
12 3 (8.33%) DMVPN
12 3 (8.33%) Internet
13 2 (5.56%) Wireless
General
1 5 (13.89%) Telecoms
2 4 (11.11%) Manufacturing
3 3 (8.33%) Finance
3 3 (8.33%) Retail
3 3 (8.33%) Marketing
3 3 (8.33%) Electronics
4 1 (2.78%) Games
Job Titles
1 18 (50.00%) Network Engineer
2 8 (22.22%) Test Manager
3 6 (16.67%) Project Engineer
4 5 (13.89%) Cisco Engineer
5 4 (11.11%) Senior Infrastructure Engineer
5 4 (11.11%) Cisco Network Engineer
5 4 (11.11%) Infrastructure Engineer
5 4 (11.11%) Environment Manager
5 4 (11.11%) Test Environment Manager
6 3 (8.33%) Network Design Engineer
6 3 (8.33%) Designer
6 3 (8.33%) Design Engineer
6 3 (8.33%) Network Designer
7 2 (5.56%) Network Specialist
7 2 (5.56%) Senior Network Engineer
7 2 (5.56%) Technical Specialist
8 1 (2.78%) Network Consultant
8 1 (2.78%) Consultant
8 1 (2.78%) Architect
8 1 (2.78%) Project Manager
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 2 (5.56%) Middleware
Miscellaneous
1 14 (38.89%) Data Centre
2 8 (22.22%) Smart Meter
3 4 (11.11%) Management Information System
4 3 (8.33%) DTV
5 2 (5.56%) Clustering
6 1 (2.78%) DataPower
Operating Systems
1 12 (33.33%) Linux
2 10 (27.78%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
3 3 (8.33%) Windows
Processes & Methodologies
1 13 (36.11%) Project Management
2 9 (25.00%) Migration
3 8 (22.22%) PRINCE2
4 7 (19.44%) Load Balancing
5 6 (16.67%) Network Design
5 6 (16.67%) Integration Testing
5 6 (16.67%) System Integration Testing
6 5 (13.89%) Supplier Management
6 5 (13.89%) Validation
7 4 (11.11%) Change Management
8 3 (8.33%) Business Intelligence
8 3 (8.33%) Digital Marketing
8 3 (8.33%) Programme Management
8 3 (8.33%) Capacity Planning
9 2 (5.56%) Service Delivery
9 2 (5.56%) Information Security
10 1 (2.78%) Change Control
Programming Languages
1 6 (16.67%) Lisp
2 2 (5.56%) Shell Script
2 2 (5.56%) Bash Shell
2 2 (5.56%) Perl
Qualifications
1 26 (72.22%) Cisco Certification
2 23 (63.89%) CCNP
3 13 (36.11%) CCNA
4 9 (25.00%) CCIE
5 8 (22.22%) CCIP
5 8 (22.22%) PRINCE2 Certification
6 4 (11.11%) VMware Certified Professional (VCP)
6 4 (11.11%) CCSP
6 4 (11.11%) CCDP
6 4 (11.11%) CISSP
7 2 (5.56%) Degree
8 1 (2.78%) BC Cleared
8 1 (2.78%) Security Cleared
8 1 (2.78%) JNCIP
8 1 (2.78%) JNCIE
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 2 (5.56%) QA
System Software
1 4 (11.11%) VMware ESX
1 4 (11.11%) VMware Infrastructure
2 2 (5.56%) vSphere
2 2 (5.56%) NFS
Systems Management
1 8 (22.22%) FortiGate
2 5 (13.89%) OPNET
3 3 (8.33%) Cisco CUCM
4 2 (5.56%) Nagios
4 2 (5.56%) Cacti
4 2 (5.56%) SolarWinds Orion
4 2 (5.56%) Opsview
4 2 (5.56%) Graphite
Vendors
1 35 (97.22%) Cisco
2 19 (52.78%) F5
3 13 (36.11%) Red Hat
4 10 (27.78%) CheckPoint
4 10 (27.78%) HP
5 7 (19.44%) BMC
5 7 (19.44%) TippingPoint
6 5 (13.89%) VMware
6 5 (13.89%) Microsoft
7 4 (11.11%) Blue Coat
7 4 (11.11%) Brocade
8 3 (8.33%) BT
8 3 (8.33%) SAP
8 3 (8.33%) IBM
8 3 (8.33%) Motorola
9 2 (5.56%) SolarWinds
10 1 (2.78%) Aruba
10 1 (2.78%) Remedy
10 1 (2.78%) Juniper