The first table below looks at the demand for BGP skills in IT contracts advertised for the North West region. Included is a guide to the average contractor rates offered in IT contracts that have cited BGP over the 3 months to 16 April 2014 with a comparison to the same period in the previous 2 years. The second table is for comparison and provides aggregates for all of the Communications & Networking category for the North West region.

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
16 Apr 2014
Same period 2013 Same period 2012
Border Gateway Protocol (BGP)
Rank 127 - 129
Rank change year-on-year
- 0
Contract jobs citing BGP 11 0 6
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the North West 0.34% - 0.20%
As % of the Communications & Networking category 2.72% - 1.12%
Number of daily rates quoted 2 0 3
Average daily rate £333 - £350
90% offered a daily rate of more than £327 - £330
10% offered a daily rate of more than £339 - £363
UK excluding London average daily rate £400 £295 £358
% change year-on-year
+35.59% -17.56%
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 0 0
Average hourly rate - - -
UK excluding London average hourly rate £180.00 £33.75 £26.25
% change year-on-year
+433.33% +28.57%
Communications & Networking Category
North West
Contract IT job ads with a match in the
Communications & Networking category
405 328 535
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the North West 12.55% 13.39% 17.48%
Number of daily rates quoted 163 128 231
Average daily rate £310 £303 £325
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+2.31% -6.76%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £200 £150 £188
10% offered a daily rate of more than £450 £450 £450
UK excluding London average daily rate £340 £313 £325
% change year-on-year
+8.80% -3.84%
Number of hourly rates quoted 36 51 33
Average hourly rate £31.00 £20.00 £18.71
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
+55.00% +6.89%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £15.50 £11.00 £14.00
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £45.00 £50.20 £40.07
UK excluding London average hourly rate £21.00 £22.50 £28.25
% change year-on-year
-6.66% -20.35%
BGP
England

BGP
Jobs Demand Trend in the North West

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

BGP Jobs Demand Trend in the North West

BGP
Daily Rate Trend in the North West

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

BGP Daily Rate Trend in the North West

BGP
Hourly Rate Trend in the North West

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

BGP Hourly Rate Trend in the North West

BGP
Contract Job Locations in the North West

The table below looks at the demand and provides a guide to the average contractor rates quoted in IT jobs citing BGP within the North West region over the 3 months to 16 April 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
(Click each for more statistics)
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
Find
Job
Vacancies
Cheshire - 7 £333 - 2
Manchester - 4 - -
Cumbria - - - -
Merseyside - - - -
BGP
England

BGP
Top 30 Related IT Skills in the North West

For the 6 months to 16 April 2014, IT contractor jobs across the North West 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 18 (100.00%) Cisco Certification
2 17 (94.44%) CCNP
3 16 (88.89%) Cisco
4 14 (77.78%) WAN
4 14 (77.78%) Firewall
5 13 (72.22%) LAN
5 13 (72.22%) Juniper
5 13 (72.22%) OSPF
6 12 (66.67%) VPN
7 11 (61.11%) TCP/IP
7 11 (61.11%) F5
8 10 (55.56%) Capacity Planning
8 10 (55.56%) NetScaler
8 10 (55.56%) MPLS
8 10 (55.56%) Blue Coat
9 9 (50.00%) Wireless
9 9 (50.00%) DNS
9 9 (50.00%) DHCP
9 9 (50.00%) Network Security
10 8 (44.44%) Network Management
11 7 (38.89%) Nortel
11 7 (38.89%) Avaya
11 7 (38.89%) CheckPoint
11 7 (38.89%) Cisco IOS
11 7 (38.89%) Cisco Nexus
12 6 (33.33%) Network Monitoring
12 6 (33.33%) Structured Cabling
12 6 (33.33%) NetScout
12 6 (33.33%) HP
12 6 (33.33%) Netcool

BGP
Top Related IT Skills in the North West by Category

For the 6 months to 16 April 2014, IT contractor jobs across the North West 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 (16.67%) MS Excel
Communications & Networking
1 14 (77.78%) WAN
1 14 (77.78%) Firewall
2 13 (72.22%) LAN
2 13 (72.22%) OSPF
3 12 (66.67%) VPN
4 11 (61.11%) TCP/IP
5 10 (55.56%) MPLS
5 10 (55.56%) NetScaler
6 9 (50.00%) Wireless
6 9 (50.00%) Network Security
6 9 (50.00%) DNS
6 9 (50.00%) DHCP
7 7 (38.89%) Cisco IOS
7 7 (38.89%) Cisco Nexus
8 6 (33.33%) Structured Cabling
9 5 (27.78%) Multicast
9 5 (27.78%) VLAN
9 5 (27.78%) DMZ
9 5 (27.78%) Internet
10 4 (22.22%) EIGRP
General
1 5 (27.78%) Finance
1 5 (27.78%) Banking
2 4 (22.22%) Telecoms
3 1 (5.56%) Retail
Job Titles
1 8 (44.44%) Network Engineer
2 3 (16.67%) Analyst
2 3 (16.67%) Network Analyst
2 3 (16.67%) Infrastructure Engineer
3 2 (11.11%) Network Specialist
3 2 (11.11%) Network Operations Specialist
4 1 (5.56%) Network Security Specialist
4 1 (5.56%) Network Security Analyst
4 1 (5.56%) Data Network Engineer
4 1 (5.56%) Network Infrastructure Engineer
4 1 (5.56%) IP Engineer
4 1 (5.56%) Security Analyst
4 1 (5.56%) Security Specialist
4 1 (5.56%) Security Engineer
4 1 (5.56%) Network Architect
4 1 (5.56%) Architect
4 1 (5.56%) Network Security Engineer
Miscellaneous
1 5 (27.78%) Firmware
1 5 (27.78%) e-Health
Operating Systems
1 1 (5.56%) Linux
Processes & Methodologies
1 10 (55.56%) Capacity Planning
2 8 (44.44%) Network Management
3 6 (33.33%) Network Monitoring
4 5 (27.78%) Incident Management
4 5 (27.78%) Load Balancing
4 5 (27.78%) Problem Management
4 5 (27.78%) ITIL
4 5 (27.78%) Risk Management
4 5 (27.78%) Information Security
5 4 (22.22%) Disaster Recovery
6 2 (11.11%) Change Management
7 1 (5.56%) Data Security
7 1 (5.56%) Project Management
7 1 (5.56%) Network Design
7 1 (5.56%) Penetration Testing
7 1 (5.56%) Supplier Management
7 1 (5.56%) Performance Management
7 1 (5.56%) High Availability
7 1 (5.56%) WAN Optimisation
Qualifications
1 18 (100.00%) Cisco Certification
2 17 (94.44%) CCNP
3 3 (16.67%) CCNA
3 3 (16.67%) CCDP
4 2 (11.11%) CCIE
5 1 (5.56%) JNCIP
5 1 (5.56%) JNCIE
System Software
1 6 (33.33%) ProxySG
Systems Management
1 6 (33.33%) Netcool
2 3 (16.67%) MAILsweeper
Vendors
1 16 (88.89%) Cisco
2 13 (72.22%) Juniper
3 11 (61.11%) F5
4 10 (55.56%) Blue Coat
5 7 (38.89%) CheckPoint
5 7 (38.89%) Nortel
5 7 (38.89%) Avaya
6 6 (33.33%) NetScout
6 6 (33.33%) HP
7 3 (16.67%) Microsoft
8 1 (5.56%) Fortinet
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