The table below looks at the statistics for BGP skills in IT contracts advertised for the Manchester region. Included is a guide to the average contractor rates offered in IT contracts that have cited BGP over the 3 months to 18 September 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
18 Sep 2014
Same period 2013 Same period 2012
Border Gateway Protocol (BGP)
Rank 83 77 -
Rank change year-on-year
-6 -
Contract jobs citing BGP 5 3 0
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Manchester 0.37% 0.25% -
As % of the Communications & Networking category 2.67% 2.01% -
Number of daily rates quoted 0 1 0
Average daily rate
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- £280 -
UK excluding London average daily rate £350 £365 £325
% change year-on-year
-4.10% +12.30%
Number of hourly rates quoted 2 0 0
Average hourly rate £40.00 - -
UK excluding London average hourly rate £40.00 £38.75 £29.50
% change year-on-year
+3.22% +31.35%
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 Manchester region.

Communications & Networking Category
Manchester
Contract IT job ads with a match in the
Communications & Networking category
187 149 234
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Manchester 13.72% 12.55% 15.77%
Number of daily rates quoted 107 75 44
Average daily rate £305 £300 £320
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+1.66% -6.25%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £175 £210 £213
10% offered a daily rate of more than £425 £425 £427
UK excluding London average daily rate £345 £325 £330
% change year-on-year
+6.15% -1.51%
Number of hourly rates quoted 15 12 31
Average hourly rate £40.00 £18.00 £20.00
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
+122.22% -10.00%
UK excluding London average hourly rate £22.50 £22.50 £24.97
% change year-on-year
- -9.89%

BGP
Jobs Demand Trend in Manchester

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

BGP Jobs Demand Trend in Manchester

BGP
Daily Rate Trend in Manchester

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

BGP Daily Rate Trend in Manchester

BGP
Hourly Rate Trend in Manchester

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

BGP Hourly Rate Trend in Manchester

BGP
Top 30 Related IT Skills in Manchester

For the 6 months to 18 September 2014, IT contractor jobs across the Manchester 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 8 (88.89%) Cisco
1 8 (88.89%) MPLS
2 7 (77.78%) OSPF
3 6 (66.67%) EIGRP
3 6 (66.67%) Cisco Certification
3 6 (66.67%) WAN
3 6 (66.67%) CCNP
3 6 (66.67%) LAN
3 6 (66.67%) Multicast
4 5 (55.56%) Ethernet
4 5 (55.56%) RIP
4 5 (55.56%) Firewall
4 5 (55.56%) Wireless
5 4 (44.44%) SNMP
5 4 (44.44%) Juniper
5 4 (44.44%) Network Management
5 4 (44.44%) HSRP
6 3 (33.33%) Network Design
6 3 (33.33%) Network Security
6 3 (33.33%) JNCIP
6 3 (33.33%) JNCIE
6 3 (33.33%) Analytical Skills
6 3 (33.33%) TCP/IP
6 3 (33.33%) MS Excel
6 3 (33.33%) CCNA
6 3 (33.33%) Microsoft
6 3 (33.33%) IPsec
6 3 (33.33%) MAILsweeper
6 3 (33.33%) Avaya
6 3 (33.33%) Nortel

BGP
Top Related IT Skills in Manchester by Category

For the 6 months to 18 September 2014, IT contractor jobs across the Manchester 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 3 (33.33%) MS Excel
Communications & Networking
1 8 (88.89%) MPLS
2 7 (77.78%) OSPF
3 6 (66.67%) EIGRP
3 6 (66.67%) LAN
3 6 (66.67%) WAN
3 6 (66.67%) Multicast
4 5 (55.56%) Ethernet
4 5 (55.56%) RIP
4 5 (55.56%) Firewall
4 5 (55.56%) Wireless
5 4 (44.44%) SNMP
5 4 (44.44%) HSRP
6 3 (33.33%) Network Security
6 3 (33.33%) TCP/IP
6 3 (33.33%) IPsec
7 2 (22.22%) VPN
8 1 (11.11%) DNS
8 1 (11.11%) IPv6
8 1 (11.11%) DHCP
8 1 (11.11%) PSTN
Job Titles
1 3 (33.33%) Analyst
1 3 (33.33%) Network Engineer
2 2 (22.22%) Network Analyst
3 1 (11.11%) Technical Analyst
3 1 (11.11%) Senior Technical Analyst
3 1 (11.11%) Cisco Administrator
3 1 (11.11%) Firewall Engineer
3 1 (11.11%) IP Engineer
3 1 (11.11%) Administrator
3 1 (11.11%) Senior Analyst
Miscellaneous
1 3 (33.33%) Analytical Skills
Operating Systems
1 1 (11.11%) Linux
Processes & Methodologies
1 4 (44.44%) Network Management
2 3 (33.33%) Network Design
3 1 (11.11%) Supplier Management
3 1 (11.11%) Load Balancing
3 1 (11.11%) Project Management
3 1 (11.11%) High Availability
3 1 (11.11%) Kalman Filter
3 1 (11.11%) Deep Packet Inspection
Qualifications
1 6 (66.67%) CCNP
1 6 (66.67%) Cisco Certification
2 3 (33.33%) CCNA
2 3 (33.33%) JNCIP
2 3 (33.33%) JNCIE
3 2 (22.22%) CCIE
3 2 (22.22%) CCDP
4 1 (11.11%) JNCIS
Systems Management
1 3 (33.33%) MAILsweeper
2 1 (11.11%) OpenView
2 1 (11.11%) CiscoWorks
Vendors
1 8 (88.89%) Cisco
2 4 (44.44%) Juniper
3 3 (33.33%) Microsoft
3 3 (33.33%) Nortel
3 3 (33.33%) Avaya
4 2 (22.22%) CheckPoint
5 1 (11.11%) F5
5 1 (11.11%) HP