The table below looks at the statistics for BGP skills in IT contracts advertised for the Cheshire region. Included is a guide to the average contractor rates offered in IT contracts that have cited BGP over the 3 months to 30 October 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
30 Oct 2014
Same period 2013 Same period 2012
Border Gateway Protocol (BGP)
Rank 65 58 -
Rank change year-on-year
-7 -
Contract jobs citing BGP 1 15 0
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Cheshire 0.13% 1.67% -
As % of the Communications & Networking category 0.81% 8.33% -
Number of daily rates quoted 1 12 0
Average daily rate
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£280 £463 -
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
-39.45% -
UK excluding London average daily rate £350 £363 £340
% change year-on-year
-3.44% +6.61%
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 0 0
Average hourly rate - - -
UK excluding London average hourly rate £30.00 £37.50 £42.00
% change year-on-year
-20.00% -10.71%
BGP
North West

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

Communications & Networking Category
Cheshire
Contract IT job ads with a match in the
Communications & Networking category
123 180 140
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Cheshire 15.39% 20.00% 16.43%
Number of daily rates quoted 63 85 80
Average daily rate £375 £325 £350
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+15.38% -7.14%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £225 £225 £270
10% offered a daily rate of more than £490 £575 £475
UK excluding London average daily rate £347 £330 £330
% change year-on-year
+5.29% -
Number of hourly rates quoted 15 23 6
Average hourly rate £31.50 £31.56 £19.50
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
-0.17% +61.82%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £14.73 £13.50 £13.00
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £45.00 £40.00 £40.25
UK excluding London average hourly rate £23.13 £22.50 £21.00
% change year-on-year
+2.77% +7.14%

BGP
Jobs Demand Trend in Cheshire

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

BGP Jobs Demand Trend in Cheshire

BGP
Daily Rate Trend in Cheshire

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

BGP Daily Rate Trend in Cheshire

BGP
Hourly Rate Trend in Cheshire

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

BGP Hourly Rate Trend in Cheshire

BGP
Contract Job Locations in Cheshire

The table below looks at the demand and provides a guide to the average contractor rates quoted in IT jobs citing BGP within the Cheshire region over the 3 months to 30 October 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
Crewe - - - -
BGP
North West

BGP
Top 28 Related IT Skills in Cheshire

For the 6 months to 30 October 2014, IT contractor jobs across the Cheshire 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 11 (100.00%) Cisco
1 11 (100.00%) OSPF
1 11 (100.00%) Juniper
2 7 (63.64%) Cisco Certification
2 7 (63.64%) MPLS
2 7 (63.64%) Service Delivery
2 7 (63.64%) Riverbed
2 7 (63.64%) F5
3 5 (45.45%) CCNP
4 4 (36.36%) VPN
4 4 (36.36%) SSL
4 4 (36.36%) Firewall
4 4 (36.36%) IPsec
4 4 (36.36%) VLAN
4 4 (36.36%) Fortinet
5 3 (27.27%) TACACS
5 3 (27.27%) Websense
5 3 (27.27%) NetScreen
6 2 (18.18%) CCIE
6 2 (18.18%) Cisco IOS
7 1 (9.09%) GCIA
7 1 (9.09%) GCIH
7 1 (9.09%) CEH
7 1 (9.09%) Wireless
7 1 (9.09%) FortiGate
7 1 (9.09%) CISSP
7 1 (9.09%) TCP/IP
7 1 (9.09%) CheckPoint

BGP
Top Related IT Skills in Cheshire by Category

For the 6 months to 30 October 2014, IT contractor jobs across the Cheshire 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.

Communications & Networking
1 11 (100.00%) OSPF
2 7 (63.64%) MPLS
3 4 (36.36%) VPN
3 4 (36.36%) SSL
3 4 (36.36%) Firewall
3 4 (36.36%) IPsec
3 4 (36.36%) VLAN
4 3 (27.27%) TACACS
4 3 (27.27%) NetScreen
5 2 (18.18%) Cisco IOS
6 1 (9.09%) Wireless
6 1 (9.09%) TCP/IP
Job Titles
1 7 (63.64%) Consultant
2 5 (45.45%) Technical Consultant
3 2 (18.18%) Senior Consultant
3 2 (18.18%) Senior Technical Consultant
4 1 (9.09%) Support Engineer
Processes & Methodologies
1 7 (63.64%) Service Delivery
Qualifications
1 7 (63.64%) Cisco Certification
2 5 (45.45%) CCNP
3 2 (18.18%) CCIE
4 1 (9.09%) GCIA
4 1 (9.09%) GCIH
4 1 (9.09%) CEH
4 1 (9.09%) CISSP
Systems Management
1 1 (9.09%) FortiGate
Vendors
1 11 (100.00%) Cisco
1 11 (100.00%) Juniper
2 7 (63.64%) Riverbed
2 7 (63.64%) F5
3 4 (36.36%) Fortinet
4 3 (27.27%) Websense
5 1 (9.09%) CheckPoint