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 24 December 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
24 Dec 2014
Same period 2013 Same period 2012
Border Gateway Protocol (BGP)
Rank 116 121 122
Rank change year-on-year
+5 +1
Contract jobs citing BGP 23 8 8
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the North West 0.72% 0.28% 0.27%
As % of the Communications & Networking category 5.61% 1.81% 1.48%
Number of daily rates quoted 8 6 7
Average daily rate
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£360 £425 £250
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
-15.29% +70.00%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £310 £413 £210
10% offered a daily rate of more than £366 £503 £360
UK excluding London average daily rate £360 £350 £308
% change year-on-year
+2.85% +13.82%
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 0 0
Average hourly rate - - -
UK excluding London average hourly rate £30.00 £25.50 £102.75
% change year-on-year
+17.64% -75.18%
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
410 441 539
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the North West 12.77% 15.57% 18.22%
Number of daily rates quoted 206 219 246
Average daily rate £350 £337 £315
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+3.85% +6.98%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £225 £215 £180
10% offered a daily rate of more than £450 £540 £425
UK excluding London average daily rate £350 £338 £325
% change year-on-year
+3.70% +3.84%
Number of hourly rates quoted 38 35 50
Average hourly rate £18.00 £22.50 £28.75
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
-20.00% -21.73%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £10.00 £11.00 £15.45
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £32.50 £31.56 £45.00
UK excluding London average hourly rate £23.50 £21.00 £21.67
% change year-on-year
+11.90% -3.06%

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 24 December 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
Manchester +10 23 £360 -15.29% 1
Cheshire - - - -
Lancashire - - - -
BGP
England

BGP
Top 30 Related IT Skills in the North West

For the 6 months to 24 December 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 38 (97.44%) Cisco
2 37 (94.87%) OSPF
3 32 (82.05%) MPLS
4 24 (61.54%) Juniper
5 23 (58.97%) Cisco Certification
6 21 (53.85%) CCNP
7 19 (48.72%) EIGRP
8 18 (46.15%) WAN
9 17 (43.59%) VPN
10 16 (41.03%) LAN
10 16 (41.03%) Firewall
10 16 (41.03%) Wireless
11 14 (35.90%) Cisco IOS
12 12 (30.77%) Cisco ASA
12 12 (30.77%) CheckPoint
12 12 (30.77%) UNIX
12 12 (30.77%) Nortel
13 11 (28.21%) CCNA
13 11 (28.21%) CCIE
13 11 (28.21%) BT
14 10 (25.64%) JNCIP
15 9 (23.08%) Fibre Channel
15 9 (23.08%) F5
15 9 (23.08%) Telecoms
15 9 (23.08%) IPv6
15 9 (23.08%) Ethernet
16 8 (20.51%) Linux
16 8 (20.51%) Broadband
16 8 (20.51%) IPv4
16 8 (20.51%) CCIP

BGP
Top Related IT Skills in the North West by Category

For the 6 months to 24 December 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.

Communications & Networking
1 37 (94.87%) OSPF
2 32 (82.05%) MPLS
3 19 (48.72%) EIGRP
4 18 (46.15%) WAN
5 17 (43.59%) VPN
6 16 (41.03%) LAN
6 16 (41.03%) Wireless
6 16 (41.03%) Firewall
7 14 (35.90%) Cisco IOS
8 12 (30.77%) Cisco ASA
9 9 (23.08%) Fibre Channel
9 9 (23.08%) Ethernet
9 9 (23.08%) IPv6
10 8 (20.51%) DMZ
10 8 (20.51%) Internet
10 8 (20.51%) Broadband
10 8 (20.51%) IPv4
10 8 (20.51%) L2TP
10 8 (20.51%) RSVP
10 8 (20.51%) VRRP
Database & Business Intelligence
1 4 (10.26%) SQL Server
General
1 9 (23.08%) Telecoms
2 1 (2.56%) Finance
2 1 (2.56%) Financial Institution
Job Titles
1 8 (20.51%) Consultant
1 8 (20.51%) Project Leader
1 8 (20.51%) Technical Project Leader
1 8 (20.51%) Implementation Engineer
1 8 (20.51%) Operations Engineer
1 8 (20.51%) IP Engineer
2 5 (12.82%) Technical Consultant
3 4 (10.26%) Network Engineer
3 4 (10.26%) Analyst
4 3 (7.69%) Senior Analyst
4 3 (7.69%) Network Analyst
5 2 (5.13%) Senior Technical Consultant
5 2 (5.13%) Senior Consultant
5 2 (5.13%) Senior Network Analyst
6 1 (2.56%) Senior Technical Analyst
6 1 (2.56%) Administrator
6 1 (2.56%) Cisco Administrator
6 1 (2.56%) Network Design Engineer
6 1 (2.56%) Firewall Engineer
6 1 (2.56%) Design Engineer
Miscellaneous
1 3 (7.69%) Life Science
2 1 (2.56%) IVR
Operating Systems
1 12 (30.77%) UNIX
2 8 (20.51%) Linux
3 4 (10.26%) Windows
Processes & Methodologies
1 7 (17.95%) Migration
1 7 (17.95%) Service Delivery
2 3 (7.69%) Network Design
3 2 (5.13%) Load Balancing
4 1 (2.56%) Capacity Planning
4 1 (2.56%) Project Governance
4 1 (2.56%) Analytics
4 1 (2.56%) Performance Analysis
4 1 (2.56%) Identity Management
Qualifications
1 23 (58.97%) Cisco Certification
2 21 (53.85%) CCNP
3 11 (28.21%) CCNA
3 11 (28.21%) CCIE
4 10 (25.64%) JNCIP
5 8 (20.51%) JNCIA
5 8 (20.51%) CCIP
6 2 (5.13%) JNCIS
6 2 (5.13%) JNCIE
7 1 (2.56%) SC Cleared
7 1 (2.56%) Security Cleared
7 1 (2.56%) HP ASE
7 1 (2.56%) HP MASE
7 1 (2.56%) CCDP
7 1 (2.56%) CISSP
7 1 (2.56%) GCIA
7 1 (2.56%) GCIH
7 1 (2.56%) CCSE
7 1 (2.56%) CEH
System Software
1 4 (10.26%) Active Directory
2 1 (2.56%) VMware Infrastructure
Systems Management
1 8 (20.51%) Cisco Prime
2 1 (2.56%) OpenView
2 1 (2.56%) CiscoWorks
2 1 (2.56%) FortiGate
Vendors
1 38 (97.44%) Cisco
2 24 (61.54%) Juniper
3 12 (30.77%) Nortel
3 12 (30.77%) CheckPoint
4 11 (28.21%) BT
5 9 (23.08%) F5
6 8 (20.51%) SolarWinds
7 7 (17.95%) Riverbed
8 5 (12.82%) Fortinet
9 4 (10.26%) Microsoft
9 4 (10.26%) Oracle
9 4 (10.26%) Avaya
10 3 (7.69%) Websense
11 2 (5.13%) HP
12 1 (2.56%) Citrix
12 1 (2.56%) Motorola
12 1 (2.56%) AirMagnet
12 1 (2.56%) Symantec
12 1 (2.56%) VMware
12 1 (2.56%) Blue Coat