The table below looks at the statistics for BGP skills in IT contracts advertised for the Birmingham region. Included is a guide to the contractor rates offered in IT contracts that have cited BGP over the 3 months to 28 August 2016 with a comparison to the same period over 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.

3 months to
28 Aug 2016
Same period 2015 Same period 2014
Border Gateway Protocol (BGP)
Rank 69 54 55
Rank change year-on-year
-15 +1
Contract jobs citing BGP 1 4 10
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Birmingham 0.13% 0.54% 1.33%
As % of the Communications & Networking category 0.96% 5.19% 7.35%
Number of daily rates quoted 1 3 5
Median daily rate £290 £315 £308
Median daily rate % change year-on-year
-7.93% +2.43%
UK excluding London median daily rate £350 £375 £350
% change year-on-year
-6.66% +7.14%
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 0 0
Median hourly rate - - -
UK excluding London median hourly rate £46.00 £47.83 £40.00
% change year-on-year
-3.82% +19.57%
BGP
West Midlands

The following table is for comparison with the above and provides statistics for the entire Communications & Networking category in contract jobs advertised in the Birmingham region.

Communications & Networking Category
Birmingham
Contract IT job ads with a match in the
Communications & Networking category
104 77 136
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Birmingham 13.72% 10.46% 18.09%
Number of daily rates quoted 67 50 83
Median daily rate £400 £300 £320
Median daily rate % change year-on-year
+33.33% -6.25%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £210 £176 £220
10% offered a daily rate of more than £500 £490 £451
UK excluding London median daily rate £363 £350 £338
% change year-on-year
+3.57% +3.70%
Number of hourly rates quoted 3 4 11
Median hourly rate £21.00 £15.50 £20.00
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year
+35.48% -22.50%
UK excluding London median hourly rate £35.50 £21.53 £22.50
% change year-on-year
+64.92% -4.33%

BGP
Jobs Demand Trend in Birmingham

The demand trend of contract jobs across the Birmingham region citing BGP as a proportion of all IT contracts with a match in the Communications & Networking category.

BGP Jobs Demand Trend in Birmingham

BGP
Daily Rate Trend in Birmingham

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

BGP Daily Rate Trend in Birmingham

BGP
Hourly Rate Trend in Birmingham

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

BGP Hourly Rate Trend in Birmingham

BGP
Top 30 Related IT Skills in Birmingham

For the 6 months to 28 August 2016, 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 Birmingham region with a requirement for BGP.

1 10 (100.00%) Cisco
2 9 (90.00%) WAN
3 8 (80.00%) OSPF
4 7 (70.00%) Firewall
4 7 (70.00%) Cisco ASA
5 6 (60.00%) Cisco Certification
5 6 (60.00%) LAN
5 6 (60.00%) CCNP
6 5 (50.00%) VoIP
6 5 (50.00%) EIGRP
6 5 (50.00%) Wireless
6 5 (50.00%) VLAN
7 4 (40.00%) Cisco IOS
7 4 (40.00%) Data Centre
7 4 (40.00%) FortiGate
8 3 (30.00%) H.323
8 3 (30.00%) ITIL
8 3 (30.00%) CCIE
8 3 (30.00%) TCP/IP
8 3 (30.00%) VPN
8 3 (30.00%) Spanning Tree
8 3 (30.00%) Capacity Planning
8 3 (30.00%) Cisco CUCM
8 3 (30.00%) Cisco Nexus
8 3 (30.00%) Change Management
8 3 (30.00%) Disaster Recovery
9 2 (20.00%) Migration
9 2 (20.00%) HSRP
9 2 (20.00%) DNS
9 2 (20.00%) SSL

BGP
Top Related IT Skills in Birmingham 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:

Communications & Networking
1 9 (90.00%) WAN
2 8 (80.00%) OSPF
3 7 (70.00%) Cisco ASA
3 7 (70.00%) Firewall
4 6 (60.00%) LAN
5 5 (50.00%) EIGRP
5 5 (50.00%) VLAN
5 5 (50.00%) VoIP
5 5 (50.00%) Wireless
6 4 (40.00%) Cisco IOS
7 3 (30.00%) Cisco Nexus
7 3 (30.00%) H.323
7 3 (30.00%) Spanning Tree
7 3 (30.00%) TCP/IP
7 3 (30.00%) VPN
8 2 (20.00%) DHCP
8 2 (20.00%) DNS
8 2 (20.00%) MPLS
8 2 (20.00%) PPP
8 2 (20.00%) SSL
General
1 1 (10.00%) Finance
Job Titles
1 4 (40.00%) Network Engineer
2 3 (30.00%) Network Specialist
3 2 (20.00%) Cisco Engineer
4 1 (10.00%) Architect
4 1 (10.00%) Cisco Architect
4 1 (10.00%) Cisco Design Engineer
4 1 (10.00%) Cisco Network Architect
4 1 (10.00%) Cisco Network Engineer
4 1 (10.00%) Design Engineer
4 1 (10.00%) Designer
4 1 (10.00%) Network Architect
4 1 (10.00%) Network Designer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 1 (10.00%) 802.1X
1 1 (10.00%) CSS
Miscellaneous
1 4 (40.00%) Data Centre
Operating Systems
1 1 (10.00%) Windows
1 1 (10.00%) Windows Server
Processes & Methodologies
1 3 (30.00%) Capacity Planning
1 3 (30.00%) Change Management
1 3 (30.00%) Disaster Recovery
1 3 (30.00%) ITIL
2 2 (20.00%) Migration
3 1 (10.00%) Change Control
3 1 (10.00%) Network Planning
Programming Languages
1 1 (10.00%) Shell Script
Qualifications
1 6 (60.00%) CCNP
1 6 (60.00%) Cisco Certification
2 3 (30.00%) CCIE
3 2 (20.00%) CCNA
4 1 (10.00%) CCDP
Systems Management
1 4 (40.00%) FortiGate
2 3 (30.00%) Cisco CUCM
Vendors
1 10 (100.00%) Cisco
2 2 (20.00%) CheckPoint
2 2 (20.00%) Juniper
3 1 (10.00%) F5
3 1 (10.00%) Fortinet
3 1 (10.00%) Intel Security
3 1 (10.00%) Stonesoft