The following table provides summary statistics for contract job vacancies advertised in Berkshire with a requirement for BGP skills. Included is a benchmarking guide to the contractor rates offered in vacancies that have cited BGP over the 3 months to 28 March 2017 with a comparison to the same period in the previous 2 years.

Note that daily and hourly rates are treated separately in these statistics. When calculating contractor rate percentiles, daily rates are never derived from quoted hourly rates or vice versa.

Border Gateway Protocol (BGP)
South East / Berkshire
3 months to
28 Mar 2017
Same period 2016 Same period 2015
Rank 77 79 89
Rank change year-on-year +2 +10  
Contract jobs citing BGP 18 42 51
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in Berkshire 0.99% 1.71% 1.71%
As % of the Communications & Networking category 5.06% 6.86% 6.46%
Number of daily rates quoted 9 26 21
Median daily rate £450 £369 £450
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +22.03% -18.05%  
90% offered a daily rate of more than £311 £300 £290
10% offered a daily rate of more than £485 £473 £500
UK excluding London median daily rate £363 £363 £363
Number of hourly rates quoted 2 2 0
Median hourly rate £13.25 £42.00 -
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year -68.45% -  
UK excluding London median hourly rate £30.00 £45.00 £30.00
% change year-on-year -33.33% +50.00%  

BGP is in the communications and computer networking skills category. The next table is for comparison with the above and provides summary statistics for all contract job vacancies advertised in Berkshire with a requirement for communications and computer networking skills.

Contract Communications & Computer Network Skills
Berkshire
Contract job vacancies with a requirement for communications and computer networking skills 356 612 790
As % of all contract IT job vacancies advertised in Berkshire 19.59% 24.86% 26.56%
Number of daily rates quoted 153 287 342
Median daily rate £413 £363 £300
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +13.79% +20.83%  
90% offered a daily rate of more than £257 £253 £150
10% offered a daily rate of more than £525 £500 £464
UK excluding London median daily rate £375 £363 £347
% change year-on-year +3.44% +4.32%  
Number of hourly rates quoted 25 18 16
Median hourly rate £13.00 £55.00 £36.00
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year -76.36% +52.77%  
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £12.00 £18.00 £13.65
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £46.00 £63.00 £47.50
UK excluding London median hourly rate £22.14 £37.50 £30.00
% change year-on-year -40.96% +25.00%  

BGP
Job Vacancy Trend in Berkshire

The job posting trend of jobs advertised in Berkshire citing BGP as a proportion of all contract or permanent IT jobs with a match in the Communications & Networking category.

Job vacancy trend for BGP in Berkshire

BGP
Contractor Daily Rate Trend in Berkshire

This chart provides the 3-month moving average for daily rates quoted in contract jobs citing BGP in Berkshire.

Contractor daily rate trend for BGP in Berkshire

BGP
Contractor Daily Rate Histogram in Berkshire

The daily rate distribution of IT jobs citing BGP in Berkshire over the 3 months to 28 March 2017.

Contractor daily rate histogram for BGP in Berkshire

BGP
Contractor Hourly Rate Trend in Berkshire

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

Contractor hourly rate trend for BGP in Berkshire

BGP
Contract Job Locations in Berkshire

The table below looks at the demand and provides a guide to the median contractor rates quoted in IT jobs citing BGP within the Berkshire region over the 3 months to 28 March 2017. 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 Rank Change
on Same Period
Last Year
Matching
Contract
IT Job Ads
Median
Daily Rate
Last 3 Months
Median Daily Rate
% Change
on Same Period
Last Year
Live
Job
Vacancies
Slough - 4 £450 -
Bracknell +2 3 - -
Reading -2 3 £400 +8.47% 2
Newbury - 2 £320 -
BGP
South East

BGP
Top 30 Co-occurring IT Skills in Berkshire

For the 6 months to 28 March 2017, IT contractor jobs citing BGP also mentioned the following skills in order of popularity. The figures indicate the number co-occurrences and its proportion to all contract ads across the Berkshire region with a requirement for BGP.

1 43 (87.76%) Cisco
2 38 (77.55%) MPLS
3 30 (61.22%) OSPF
4 25 (51.02%) Telecoms
5 24 (48.98%) Cisco Certification
6 23 (46.94%) Juniper
7 21 (42.86%) CCNP
8 19 (38.78%) SNMP
8 19 (38.78%) TCP/IP
9 17 (34.69%) Firewall
9 17 (34.69%) CCNA
10 16 (32.65%) DNS
10 16 (32.65%) Cisco Nexus
11 13 (26.53%) Data Centre
11 13 (26.53%) WAN
12 12 (24.49%) Ethernet
12 12 (24.49%) Huawei
13 11 (22.45%) VPN
14 10 (20.41%) LAN
14 10 (20.41%) Internet
15 9 (18.37%) VPLS
15 9 (18.37%) Broadband
16 8 (16.33%) VMware
16 8 (16.33%) CRM
16 8 (16.33%) HTTP
16 8 (16.33%) DSL
16 8 (16.33%) ICMP
16 8 (16.33%) CCIP
16 8 (16.33%) SAN
16 8 (16.33%) VLAN

BGP
Co-occurring IT Skills in Berkshire by Category

The follow tables expand on the table above by listing co-occurrences grouped by category. The same job type, locality and period is covered with up to 20 co-occurrences shown in each of the following categories:

Application Platforms
1 1 (2.04%) Skype for Business
Applications
1 1 (2.04%) MS Excel
Cloud Services
1 2 (4.08%) Amazon AWS
Communications & Networking
1 38 (77.55%) MPLS
2 30 (61.22%) OSPF
3 19 (38.78%) SNMP
3 19 (38.78%) TCP/IP
4 17 (34.69%) Firewall
5 16 (32.65%) Cisco Nexus
5 16 (32.65%) DNS
6 13 (26.53%) WAN
7 12 (24.49%) Ethernet
8 11 (22.45%) VPN
9 10 (20.41%) Internet
9 10 (20.41%) LAN
10 9 (18.37%) Broadband
10 9 (18.37%) VPLS
11 8 (16.33%) DSL
11 8 (16.33%) HTTP
11 8 (16.33%) ICMP
11 8 (16.33%) SAN
11 8 (16.33%) VLAN
11 8 (16.33%) xDSL
Development Applications
1 2 (4.08%) JMeter
General
1 25 (51.02%) Telecoms
2 3 (6.12%) Billing
3 2 (4.08%) Retail
4 1 (2.04%) Back Office
4 1 (2.04%) Electronics
4 1 (2.04%) Legal
4 1 (2.04%) Manufacturing
4 1 (2.04%) Marketing
Job Titles
1 19 (38.78%) Network Engineer
2 10 (20.41%) IP Engineer
3 9 (18.37%) Architect
3 9 (18.37%) IP Network Engineer
4 4 (8.16%) Network Architect
4 4 (8.16%) NOC Engineer
4 4 (8.16%) Solutions Architect
5 3 (6.12%) 1st Line Support
5 3 (6.12%) 3rd Line Engineer
5 3 (6.12%) 3rd Line Support
5 3 (6.12%) 3rd Line Support Engineer
5 3 (6.12%) Cloud Engineer
5 3 (6.12%) Data Engineer
5 3 (6.12%) Deployment Manager
5 3 (6.12%) Network Security Architect
5 3 (6.12%) Security Architect
5 3 (6.12%) Support Engineer
6 2 (4.08%) 2nd Line Engineer
6 2 (4.08%) 3rd Line Network Engineer
6 2 (4.08%) SC Cleared Test Analyst
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 4 (8.16%) Middleware
2 2 (4.08%) Web Services
3 1 (2.04%) .NET
3 1 (2.04%) JMS
3 1 (2.04%) REST
3 1 (2.04%) SOAP
3 1 (2.04%) XMPP
Miscellaneous
1 13 (26.53%) Data Centre
2 4 (8.16%) EMC VMAX
2 4 (8.16%) EMC VNX
2 4 (8.16%) IPTV
2 4 (8.16%) Over-the-Top Content
2 4 (8.16%) STB
2 4 (8.16%) Video on Demand
3 3 (6.12%) Video Conferencing
4 2 (4.08%) Analytical Skills
4 2 (4.08%) PKI
5 1 (2.04%) Distributed Denial-of-Service
5 1 (2.04%) Management Information System
5 1 (2.04%) PMI
5 1 (2.04%) Virtual Team
Operating Systems
1 4 (8.16%) Windows
2 3 (6.12%) Android
2 3 (6.12%) Linux
2 3 (6.12%) Unix
Processes & Methodologies
1 8 (16.33%) CRM
2 7 (14.29%) Change Management
3 6 (12.24%) ITIL
3 6 (12.24%) Migration
4 5 (10.20%) Network Management
5 4 (8.16%) Network Architecture
6 3 (6.12%) Infrastructure Monitoring
6 3 (6.12%) Load Balancing
6 3 (6.12%) Project Management
6 3 (6.12%) Service Delivery
6 3 (6.12%) Virtual Infrastructure
7 2 (4.08%) BCP
7 2 (4.08%) Business Continuity
7 2 (4.08%) Customer Requirements
7 2 (4.08%) Cybersecurity
7 2 (4.08%) Data Security
7 2 (4.08%) Disaster Recovery
7 2 (4.08%) Network Design
7 2 (4.08%) Presales
7 2 (4.08%) TOGAF
Programming Languages
1 1 (2.04%) Java
Qualifications
1 24 (48.98%) Cisco Certification
2 21 (42.86%) CCNP
3 17 (34.69%) CCNA
4 8 (16.33%) CCIP
4 8 (16.33%) Security Cleared
5 7 (14.29%) SC Cleared
6 5 (10.20%) CCIE
6 5 (10.20%) JNCIA
7 2 (4.08%) BC Cleared
7 2 (4.08%) BPSS Clearance
7 2 (4.08%) CCDA
7 2 (4.08%) CCDP
8 1 (2.04%) CCVP
8 1 (2.04%) Degree
8 1 (2.04%) JNCIS
8 1 (2.04%) PMI Certification
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 6 (12.24%) SLA
2 2 (4.08%) ISO/IEC 27001
2 2 (4.08%) Sarbanes-Oxley
System Software
1 4 (8.16%) EMC RecoverPoint
1 4 (8.16%) vCloud
1 4 (8.16%) VMware Infrastructure
2 1 (2.04%) Virtual Servers
2 1 (2.04%) VMware ESXi
2 1 (2.04%) vSphere
Systems Management
1 4 (8.16%) vRealize
2 3 (6.12%) Nagios
3 2 (4.08%) Cisco CUCM
4 1 (2.04%) Amdocs OSS
4 1 (2.04%) Netcool
4 1 (2.04%) OVSD
4 1 (2.04%) Tivoli
Vendors
1 43 (87.76%) Cisco
2 23 (46.94%) Juniper
3 12 (24.49%) Huawei
4 8 (16.33%) VMware
5 7 (14.29%) F5
6 6 (12.24%) HP
7 5 (10.20%) CheckPoint
7 5 (10.20%) EMC
7 5 (10.20%) Palo Alto
8 4 (8.16%) 3PAR
9 3 (6.12%) Citrix
9 3 (6.12%) Ericsson
10 2 (4.08%) Genesys
10 2 (4.08%) Tandberg
11 1 (2.04%) Alcatel-Lucent
11 1 (2.04%) Aruba
11 1 (2.04%) Fortinet
11 1 (2.04%) Meraki
11 1 (2.04%) Nokia
11 1 (2.04%) Polycom