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 28 August 2015 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
28 Aug 2015
Same period 2014 Same period 2013
Border Gateway Protocol (BGP)
Rank 153 120 118
Rank change year-on-year
-33 -2
Contract jobs citing BGP 14 16 18
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the North West 0.32% 0.52% 0.63%
As % of the Communications & Networking category 2.61% 3.48% 4.88%
Number of daily rates quoted 4 4 8
Average daily rate
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£469 £280 £419
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+67.41% -33.13%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £384 £280 £291
10% offered a daily rate of more than £475 £294 £575
UK excluding London average daily rate £375 £350 £364
% change year-on-year
+7.14% -3.78%
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 2 0
Average hourly rate - £40.00 -
UK excluding London average hourly rate £47.83 £40.00 £41.00
% change year-on-year
+19.57% -2.43%
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
537 460 369
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the North West 12.42% 14.91% 12.86%
Number of daily rates quoted 295 239 182
Average daily rate £375 £300 £300
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+25.00% -
90% offered a daily rate of more than £231 £205 £198
10% offered a daily rate of more than £485 £439 £488
UK excluding London average daily rate £350 £338 £325
% change year-on-year
+3.70% +3.84%
Number of hourly rates quoted 52 40 43
Average hourly rate £17.33 £22.50 £29.00
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
-22.97% -22.41%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £12.35 £13.58 £14.50
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £27.50 £45.00 £40.00
UK excluding London average hourly rate £21.53 £22.50 £23.50
% change year-on-year
-4.33% -4.25%

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 28 August 2015. 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 -19 5 £469 - 4
Merseyside - 5 - -
Cumbria - 2 £413 -
BGP
England

BGP
Top 30 Related IT Skills in the North West

For the 6 months to 28 August 2015, 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 50 (90.91%) OSPF
2 44 (80.00%) Cisco
3 28 (50.91%) EIGRP
3 28 (50.91%) Wireless
4 24 (43.64%) Firewall
5 22 (40.00%) Aruba
6 19 (34.55%) Cisco Certification
6 19 (34.55%) Juniper
6 19 (34.55%) LAN
7 17 (30.91%) WAN
8 16 (29.09%) MPLS
9 15 (27.27%) DNS
10 14 (25.45%) VPN
10 14 (25.45%) DHCP
10 14 (25.45%) CCNP
10 14 (25.45%) Data Centre
11 13 (23.64%) Wi-Fi
11 13 (23.64%) TCP/IP
12 12 (21.82%) CCIE
12 12 (21.82%) IPsec
13 10 (18.18%) VoIP
14 9 (16.36%) Network Monitoring
15 8 (14.55%) 802.1X
15 8 (14.55%) Network Management
15 8 (14.55%) Cisco IOS
15 8 (14.55%) SC Cleared
15 8 (14.55%) Security Cleared
16 7 (12.73%) Network Security
16 7 (12.73%) JNCIP
16 7 (12.73%) Windows

BGP
Top Related IT Skills in the North West by Category

For the 6 months to 28 August 2015, 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 1 (1.82%) MS Office
1 1 (1.82%) MS Excel
1 1 (1.82%) MS PowerPoint
Cloud Services
1 1 (1.82%) Amazon AWS
Communications & Networking
1 50 (90.91%) OSPF
2 28 (50.91%) EIGRP
2 28 (50.91%) Wireless
3 24 (43.64%) Firewall
4 19 (34.55%) LAN
5 17 (30.91%) WAN
6 16 (29.09%) MPLS
7 15 (27.27%) DNS
8 14 (25.45%) DHCP
8 14 (25.45%) VPN
9 13 (23.64%) Wi-Fi
9 13 (23.64%) TCP/IP
10 12 (21.82%) IPsec
11 10 (18.18%) VoIP
12 8 (14.55%) Cisco IOS
13 7 (12.73%) Network Security
13 7 (12.73%) SNMP
14 6 (10.91%) SSL
14 6 (10.91%) Cisco ASA
14 6 (10.91%) HSRP
General
1 3 (5.45%) Telecoms
2 2 (3.64%) Finance
3 1 (1.82%) Banking
Job Titles
1 25 (45.45%) Network Engineer
2 10 (18.18%) Architect
2 10 (18.18%) Network Architect
3 8 (14.55%) Network Consultant
3 8 (14.55%) Consultant
4 6 (10.91%) Network Specialist
5 3 (5.45%) IP Engineer
6 2 (3.64%) Administrator
6 2 (3.64%) Network Analyst
6 2 (3.64%) Implementation Engineer
6 2 (3.64%) Designer
6 2 (3.64%) Operations Engineer
6 2 (3.64%) Cisco Administrator
6 2 (3.64%) Cisco Architect
6 2 (3.64%) Cisco Network Architect
6 2 (3.64%) Design Engineer
6 2 (3.64%) Technical Architect
6 2 (3.64%) Analyst
6 2 (3.64%) Network Designer
7 1 (1.82%) Network Security Engineer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 8 (14.55%) 802.1X
2 1 (1.82%) Web Services
Miscellaneous
1 14 (25.45%) Data Centre
2 3 (5.45%) Statistics
3 2 (3.64%) FMCG
Operating Systems
1 7 (12.73%) Windows
2 5 (9.09%) Linux
2 5 (9.09%) UNIX
Processes & Methodologies
1 9 (16.36%) Network Monitoring
2 8 (14.55%) Network Management
3 6 (10.91%) Load Balancing
4 5 (9.09%) Network Design
5 4 (7.27%) Kalman Filter
6 3 (5.45%) Migration
6 3 (5.45%) Disaster Recovery
6 3 (5.45%) Open Source
6 3 (5.45%) Network Architecture
7 2 (3.64%) Service Delivery
8 1 (1.82%) Change Management
8 1 (1.82%) Validation
8 1 (1.82%) Stakeholder Management
8 1 (1.82%) Supplier Management
8 1 (1.82%) Capacity Planning
8 1 (1.82%) Change Control
8 1 (1.82%) Root Cause Analysis
8 1 (1.82%) Capacity Management
8 1 (1.82%) Analytics
8 1 (1.82%) Performance Analysis
Programming Languages
1 3 (5.45%) Perl
1 3 (5.45%) Python
2 1 (1.82%) Ruby
Qualifications
1 19 (34.55%) Cisco Certification
2 14 (25.45%) CCNP
3 12 (21.82%) CCIE
4 8 (14.55%) SC Cleared
4 8 (14.55%) Security Cleared
5 7 (12.73%) JNCIP
6 5 (9.09%) CCNA
7 3 (5.45%) CCDP
7 3 (5.45%) JNCIA
7 3 (5.45%) JNCIS
7 3 (5.45%) Degree
8 2 (3.64%) JNCIE
8 2 (3.64%) CCIP
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 2 (3.64%) SLA
2 1 (1.82%) QA
Systems Management
1 4 (7.27%) Cisco CUCM
2 3 (5.45%) Nagios
3 1 (1.82%) Cisco UCCX
3 1 (1.82%) CiscoWorks
Vendors
1 44 (80.00%) Cisco
2 22 (40.00%) Aruba
3 19 (34.55%) Juniper
4 4 (7.27%) CheckPoint
4 4 (7.27%) BT
5 3 (5.45%) VMware
5 3 (5.45%) Fortinet
5 3 (5.45%) Infoblox
6 2 (3.64%) Huawei
6 2 (3.64%) Brocade
6 2 (3.64%) HP
7 1 (1.82%) Remedy
7 1 (1.82%) Sourcefire
7 1 (1.82%) SolarWinds
7 1 (1.82%) FireEye