The table below looks at the statistics 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 30 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
30 Sep 2014
Same period 2013 Same period 2012
Border Gateway Protocol (BGP)
Rank 127 113 -
Rank change year-on-year
-14 -
Contract jobs citing BGP 16 23 0
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the North West 0.49% 0.78% -
As % of the Communications & Networking category 3.34% 5.30% -
Number of daily rates quoted 4 15 0
Average daily rate
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£280 £400 -
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
-30.00% -
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 £38.00 £38.75 £29.50
% change year-on-year
-1.93% +31.35%
BGP
England

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

Communications & Networking Category
North West
Contract IT job ads with a match in the
Communications & Networking category
479 434 471
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the North West 14.81% 14.75% 14.15%
Number of daily rates quoted 272 218 173
Average daily rate £320 £305 £350
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+4.91% -12.85%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £222 £225 £188
10% offered a daily rate of more than £500 £550 £475
UK excluding London average daily rate £347 £325 £335
% change year-on-year
+6.76% -2.98%
Number of hourly rates quoted 46 37 45
Average hourly rate £19.00 £31.56 £19.00
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
-39.78% +66.07%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £12.05 £14.00 £13.20
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £45.00 £40.57 £28.64
UK excluding London average hourly rate £23.00 £22.50 £22.50
% change year-on-year
+2.22% -

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 30 September 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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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
Cheshire -4 11 £280 -39.45%
Manchester -11 5 - - 3
Lancashire - - - -
Merseyside - - - -
BGP
England

BGP
Top 30 Related IT Skills in the North West

For the 6 months to 30 September 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 19 (90.48%) Cisco
1 19 (90.48%) OSPF
2 15 (71.43%) MPLS
2 15 (71.43%) Juniper
3 14 (66.67%) Cisco Certification
4 12 (57.14%) CCNP
5 9 (42.86%) Firewall
6 8 (38.10%) F5
7 7 (33.33%) Riverbed
7 7 (33.33%) Service Delivery
7 7 (33.33%) IPsec
7 7 (33.33%) LAN
7 7 (33.33%) WAN
7 7 (33.33%) EIGRP
8 6 (28.57%) VPN
8 6 (28.57%) Wireless
8 6 (28.57%) Multicast
9 5 (23.81%) TCP/IP
9 5 (23.81%) Ethernet
9 5 (23.81%) RIP
10 4 (19.05%) SNMP
10 4 (19.05%) SSL
10 4 (19.05%) CCIE
10 4 (19.05%) VLAN
10 4 (19.05%) Fortinet
10 4 (19.05%) Network Security
10 4 (19.05%) Network Management
10 4 (19.05%) HSRP
11 3 (14.29%) Analytical Skills
11 3 (14.29%) Cisco IOS

BGP
Top Related IT Skills in the North West by Category

For the 6 months to 30 September 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 (14.29%) MS Excel
Communications & Networking
1 19 (90.48%) OSPF
2 15 (71.43%) MPLS
3 9 (42.86%) Firewall
4 7 (33.33%) IPsec
4 7 (33.33%) EIGRP
4 7 (33.33%) LAN
4 7 (33.33%) WAN
5 6 (28.57%) VPN
5 6 (28.57%) Wireless
5 6 (28.57%) Multicast
6 5 (23.81%) Ethernet
6 5 (23.81%) RIP
6 5 (23.81%) TCP/IP
7 4 (19.05%) SSL
7 4 (19.05%) SNMP
7 4 (19.05%) HSRP
7 4 (19.05%) VLAN
7 4 (19.05%) Network Security
8 3 (14.29%) Cisco IOS
8 3 (14.29%) NetScreen
Job Titles
1 7 (33.33%) Consultant
2 5 (23.81%) Technical Consultant
3 4 (19.05%) Network Engineer
4 3 (14.29%) Analyst
5 2 (9.52%) Senior Consultant
5 2 (9.52%) Network Analyst
5 2 (9.52%) Senior Technical Consultant
6 1 (4.76%) Senior Technical Analyst
6 1 (4.76%) Cisco Administrator
6 1 (4.76%) Firewall Engineer
6 1 (4.76%) IP Engineer
6 1 (4.76%) Technical Analyst
6 1 (4.76%) Administrator
6 1 (4.76%) Senior Analyst
6 1 (4.76%) Support Engineer
Miscellaneous
1 3 (14.29%) Analytical Skills
Operating Systems
1 1 (4.76%) Linux
Processes & Methodologies
1 7 (33.33%) Service Delivery
2 4 (19.05%) Network Management
3 3 (14.29%) Network Design
4 1 (4.76%) Supplier Management
4 1 (4.76%) Load Balancing
4 1 (4.76%) High Availability
4 1 (4.76%) Kalman Filter
4 1 (4.76%) Deep Packet Inspection
4 1 (4.76%) Project Management
Qualifications
1 14 (66.67%) Cisco Certification
2 12 (57.14%) CCNP
3 4 (19.05%) CCIE
4 3 (14.29%) JNCIP
4 3 (14.29%) JNCIE
4 3 (14.29%) CCNA
4 3 (14.29%) CCDP
5 1 (4.76%) CISSP
5 1 (4.76%) GCIA
5 1 (4.76%) GCIH
5 1 (4.76%) CEH
5 1 (4.76%) JNCIS
Systems Management
1 3 (14.29%) MAILsweeper
2 1 (4.76%) FortiGate
2 1 (4.76%) OpenView
2 1 (4.76%) CiscoWorks
Vendors
1 19 (90.48%) Cisco
2 15 (71.43%) Juniper
3 8 (38.10%) F5
4 7 (33.33%) Riverbed
5 4 (19.05%) Fortinet
6 3 (14.29%) CheckPoint
6 3 (14.29%) Websense
6 3 (14.29%) Microsoft
6 3 (14.29%) Nortel
6 3 (14.29%) Avaya
7 1 (4.76%) HP