Period
to 22 November 2017

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 6 months to 22 November 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
6 months to
22 Nov 2017
Same period 2016 Same period 2015
Rank 142 122 111
Rank change year-on-year -20 -11 -8
Contract jobs citing BGP 22 47 70
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in Berkshire 0.53% 1.09% 1.42%
As % of the Communications & Networking category 2.88% 4.75% 6.64%
Number of daily rates quoted 8 22 37
Berkshire median daily rate £355 £428 £350
Median daily rate % change year-on-year -17.01% +22.21% +7.69%
10th Percentile £287 £300 £204
90th Percentile £512 £475 £444
South East median daily rate £425 £400 £375
% change year-on-year +6.25% +6.67% +4.17%
Number of hourly rates quoted 3 1 5
Berkshire median hourly rate £13.50 £13.50 £45.00
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year - -70.00% +9.76%
10th Percentile £12.75 £12.75 £41.97
90th Percentile £14.25 £14.25 £47.50
South East median hourly rate £13.50 £48.00 £47.83
% change year-on-year -71.88% +0.36% +16.66%

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

All Communications and Computer Networking Skills
Berkshire
Contract vacancies with a requirement for communications or computer networking skills 765 990 1055
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in Berkshire 18.58% 23.03% 21.36%
Number of daily rates quoted 319 492 522
Berkshire median daily rate £400 £398 £375
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +0.63% +6.00% +4.17%
10th Percentile £241 £250 £213
90th Percentile £600 £525 £538
South East median daily rate £390 £375 £375
% change year-on-year +4.00% - +7.14%
Number of hourly rates quoted 46 55 55
Berkshire median hourly rate £13.50 £18.00 £35.00
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year -25.00% -48.57% +100.00%
10th Percentile £12.00 £11.25 £13.50
90th Percentile £42.38 £55.00 £47.50
South East median hourly rate £17.38 £25.50 £22.83
% change year-on-year -31.86% +11.70% +26.83%

BGP
Job Vacancy Trend in Berkshire

Job postings citing BGP as a percentage of all IT jobs advertised in Berkshire.

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 6 months to 22 November 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 contractor hourly rates quoted in IT 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 6 months to 22 November 2017. The 'Rank Change' column provides an indication of the change in demand within each location based on the same 6 month period last year.

Location Rank Change
on Same Period
Last Year
Matching
Contract
IT Job Ads
Median
Daily Rate
Past 6 Months
Median Daily Rate
% Change
on Same Period
Last Year
Live
Job
Vacancies
Reading -1 6 £300 -25.09% 3
Newbury - 5 £350 -
Slough -1 1 - -
BGP
South East

For the 6 months to 22 November 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 18 (81.82%) Cisco
1 18 (81.82%) MPLS
2 15 (68.18%) OSPF
3 10 (45.45%) WAN
3 10 (45.45%) TCP/IP
3 10 (45.45%) Data Centre
4 9 (40.91%) VPN
4 9 (40.91%) Firewall
5 8 (36.36%) Telecoms
5 8 (36.36%) Cisco Certification
5 8 (36.36%) Juniper
5 8 (36.36%) DNS
6 7 (31.82%) CCNP
6 7 (31.82%) Python
6 7 (31.82%) EIGRP
6 7 (31.82%) Arista
7 6 (27.27%) Linux
7 6 (27.27%) IPsec
7 6 (27.27%) Windows
7 6 (27.27%) CCNA
7 6 (27.27%) DHCP
7 6 (27.27%) Ethernet
7 6 (27.27%) Cisco ASA
8 5 (22.73%) Bash Shell
8 5 (22.73%) Network Design
8 5 (22.73%) Fortinet
8 5 (22.73%) HP
8 5 (22.73%) Perl
8 5 (22.73%) LAN
8 5 (22.73%) Wireless

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:

Applications
1 1 (4.55%) Microsoft Excel
1 1 (4.55%) Microsoft Office
1 1 (4.55%) MS Visio
Communications & Networking
1 18 (81.82%) MPLS
2 15 (68.18%) OSPF
3 10 (45.45%) TCP/IP
3 10 (45.45%) WAN
4 9 (40.91%) Firewall
4 9 (40.91%) VPN
5 8 (36.36%) DNS
6 7 (31.82%) EIGRP
7 6 (27.27%) Cisco ASA
7 6 (27.27%) DHCP
7 6 (27.27%) Ethernet
7 6 (27.27%) IPsec
8 5 (22.73%) LAN
8 5 (22.73%) Wireless
9 4 (18.18%) Network Security
10 3 (13.64%) DSL
10 3 (13.64%) DWDM
10 3 (13.64%) Internet
10 3 (13.64%) RIP
10 3 (13.64%) xDSL
Database & Business Intelligence
1 1 (4.55%) MySQL
Development Applications
1 1 (4.55%) Metasploit
General
1 8 (36.36%) Telecoms
2 2 (9.09%) Advertising
2 2 (9.09%) French Language
2 2 (9.09%) German Language
3 1 (4.55%) Electronics
Job Titles
1 11 (50.00%) Network Engineer
2 3 (13.64%) Analyst
2 3 (13.64%) IP Engineer
3 2 (9.09%) Architect
3 2 (9.09%) Cisco Engineer
3 2 (9.09%) Network Analyst
3 2 (9.09%) Senior Analyst
3 2 (9.09%) Senior Network Analyst
3 2 (9.09%) Senior Network Engineer
4 1 (4.55%) Cisco Consultant
4 1 (4.55%) Cisco Network Engineer
4 1 (4.55%) IP Network Engineer
4 1 (4.55%) Network Architect
4 1 (4.55%) Network Security Specialist
4 1 (4.55%) Network Specialist
4 1 (4.55%) Project Planner
4 1 (4.55%) Senior Cisco Consultant
4 1 (4.55%) Senior Network Consultant
4 1 (4.55%) Telecoms Engineer
4 1 (4.55%) Telecoms Planner
Miscellaneous
1 10 (45.45%) Data Centre
2 3 (13.64%) Computer Science
3 2 (9.09%) Analytical Skills
4 1 (4.55%) Clustering
4 1 (4.55%) EMC VMAX
4 1 (4.55%) EMC VNX
4 1 (4.55%) PKI
Operating Systems
1 6 (27.27%) Linux
1 6 (27.27%) Windows
2 2 (9.09%) Unix
2 2 (9.09%) Windows Server 2008
3 1 (4.55%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
3 1 (4.55%) Solaris
Processes & Methodologies
1 5 (22.73%) Network Design
2 4 (18.18%) Load Balancing
2 4 (18.18%) Network Monitoring
2 4 (18.18%) Security Architecture
3 3 (13.64%) Migration
4 2 (9.09%) Computer Security
4 2 (9.09%) ITIL
5 1 (4.55%) Capacity Planning
5 1 (4.55%) Customer Requirements
5 1 (4.55%) High Availability
5 1 (4.55%) Incident Management
5 1 (4.55%) Mathematics
5 1 (4.55%) Open Source
5 1 (4.55%) Penetration Testing
5 1 (4.55%) Physics
5 1 (4.55%) PRINCE2
5 1 (4.55%) Project Management
5 1 (4.55%) Vulnerability Assessment
Programming Languages
1 7 (31.82%) Python
2 5 (22.73%) Bash Shell
2 5 (22.73%) Perl
3 4 (18.18%) C-shell
3 4 (18.18%) Korn
4 2 (9.09%) C
5 1 (4.55%) Ruby
Qualifications
1 8 (36.36%) Cisco Certification
2 7 (31.82%) CCNP
3 6 (27.27%) CCNA
4 4 (18.18%) SC Cleared
4 4 (18.18%) Security Cleared
5 3 (13.64%) BC Cleared
5 3 (13.64%) BPSS Clearance
5 3 (13.64%) CCIE
5 3 (13.64%) Degree
6 1 (4.55%) HND
6 1 (4.55%) JNCIA
6 1 (4.55%) JNCIE
6 1 (4.55%) JNCIP
6 1 (4.55%) JNCIS
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 1 (4.55%) SLA
System Software
1 3 (13.64%) NFS
2 2 (9.09%) Hyper-V
2 2 (9.09%) Openswan
3 1 (4.55%) EMC RecoverPoint
3 1 (4.55%) pfSense
3 1 (4.55%) vCloud
3 1 (4.55%) VMware Infrastructure
3 1 (4.55%) VMware NSX
Systems Management
1 1 (4.55%) Failover Clustering
1 1 (4.55%) vRealize
Vendors
1 18 (81.82%) Cisco
2 8 (36.36%) Juniper
3 7 (31.82%) Arista
4 5 (22.73%) Fortinet
4 5 (22.73%) HP
5 4 (18.18%) Extreme Networks
6 3 (13.64%) Brocade
6 3 (13.64%) CheckPoint
6 3 (13.64%) Palo Alto
6 3 (13.64%) SonicWALL
7 2 (9.09%) 3PAR
7 2 (9.09%) Alcatel-Lucent
7 2 (9.09%) Vyatta
8 1 (4.55%) Dell
8 1 (4.55%) EMC
8 1 (4.55%) F5
8 1 (4.55%) Infoblox
8 1 (4.55%) Red Hat
8 1 (4.55%) Remedy
8 1 (4.55%) VMware