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 27 August 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
27 Aug 2014
Same period 2013 Same period 2012
Border Gateway Protocol (BGP)
Rank 120 113 -
Rank change year-on-year
-7 -
Contract jobs citing BGP 16 18 0
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the North West 0.52% 0.62% -
As % of the Communications & Networking category 3.49% 4.86% -
Number of daily rates quoted 4 8 0
Average daily rate
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£280 £419 -
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
-33.13% -
UK excluding London average daily rate £350 £363 £325
% change year-on-year
-3.44% +11.53%
Number of hourly rates quoted 2 0 0
Average hourly rate £40.00 - -
UK excluding London average hourly rate £40.00 £41.00 £29.50
% change year-on-year
-2.43% +38.98%
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
459 370 514
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the North West 14.88% 12.80% 15.51%
Number of daily rates quoted 239 181 180
Average daily rate £300 £300 £325
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
- -7.69%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £205 £188 £210
10% offered a daily rate of more than £439 £488 £453
UK excluding London average daily rate £338 £325 £330
% change year-on-year
+3.84% -1.51%
Number of hourly rates quoted 40 43 58
Average hourly rate £22.50 £29.00 £20.00
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
-22.41% +45.00%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £13.58 £14.50 £12.50
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £45.00 £40.00 £33.00
UK excluding London average hourly rate £22.50 £23.50 £25.00
% change year-on-year
-4.25% -6.00%

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 27 August 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 -41.05% 1
Manchester -1 5 - - 3
Lancashire - - - -
Merseyside - - - - 1
BGP
England

BGP
Top 30 Related IT Skills in the North West

For the 6 months to 27 August 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 24 (88.89%) Cisco
2 20 (74.07%) Cisco Certification
2 20 (74.07%) Juniper
2 20 (74.07%) OSPF
3 18 (66.67%) CCNP
4 15 (55.56%) MPLS
5 14 (51.85%) Firewall
6 13 (48.15%) LAN
6 13 (48.15%) WAN
7 12 (44.44%) F5
8 11 (40.74%) VPN
8 11 (40.74%) Wireless
9 9 (33.33%) VLAN
10 8 (29.63%) EIGRP
11 7 (25.93%) Service Delivery
11 7 (25.93%) IPsec
11 7 (25.93%) Riverbed
12 6 (22.22%) Load Balancing
12 6 (22.22%) Multicast
12 6 (22.22%) DNS
12 6 (22.22%) TCP/IP
12 6 (22.22%) DHCP
13 5 (18.52%) Ethernet
13 5 (18.52%) RIP
13 5 (18.52%) DMZ
13 5 (18.52%) Internet
13 5 (18.52%) Firmware
13 5 (18.52%) Structured Cabling
13 5 (18.52%) Incident Management
13 5 (18.52%) Network Security

BGP
Top Related IT Skills in the North West by Category

For the 6 months to 27 August 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 (11.11%) MS Excel
Communications & Networking
1 20 (74.07%) OSPF
2 15 (55.56%) MPLS
3 14 (51.85%) Firewall
4 13 (48.15%) WAN
4 13 (48.15%) LAN
5 11 (40.74%) VPN
5 11 (40.74%) Wireless
6 9 (33.33%) VLAN
7 8 (29.63%) EIGRP
8 7 (25.93%) IPsec
9 6 (22.22%) DNS
9 6 (22.22%) TCP/IP
9 6 (22.22%) DHCP
9 6 (22.22%) Multicast
10 5 (18.52%) Structured Cabling
10 5 (18.52%) Network Security
10 5 (18.52%) Ethernet
10 5 (18.52%) RIP
10 5 (18.52%) DMZ
10 5 (18.52%) Internet
Job Titles
1 8 (29.63%) Network Engineer
2 7 (25.93%) Consultant
3 5 (18.52%) Technical Consultant
4 3 (11.11%) Analyst
4 3 (11.11%) Infrastructure Engineer
5 2 (7.41%) Senior Technical Consultant
5 2 (7.41%) Senior Consultant
5 2 (7.41%) Network Analyst
6 1 (3.70%) Administrator
6 1 (3.70%) Senior Analyst
6 1 (3.70%) Support Engineer
6 1 (3.70%) Senior Technical Analyst
6 1 (3.70%) Cisco Administrator
6 1 (3.70%) Firewall Engineer
6 1 (3.70%) Network Infrastructure Engineer
6 1 (3.70%) IP Engineer
6 1 (3.70%) Technical Analyst
Miscellaneous
1 5 (18.52%) Firmware
Operating Systems
1 1 (3.70%) Linux
Processes & Methodologies
1 7 (25.93%) Service Delivery
2 6 (22.22%) Load Balancing
3 5 (18.52%) Capacity Planning
3 5 (18.52%) Incident Management
4 4 (14.81%) Network Management
4 4 (14.81%) Disaster Recovery
5 3 (11.11%) Network Design
6 1 (3.70%) Penetration Testing
6 1 (3.70%) Supplier Management
6 1 (3.70%) High Availability
6 1 (3.70%) Kalman Filter
6 1 (3.70%) Deep Packet Inspection
6 1 (3.70%) Project Management
Qualifications
1 20 (74.07%) Cisco Certification
2 18 (66.67%) CCNP
3 4 (14.81%) CCDP
3 4 (14.81%) CCIE
4 3 (11.11%) JNCIP
4 3 (11.11%) JNCIE
4 3 (11.11%) CCNA
5 1 (3.70%) CISSP
5 1 (3.70%) GCIA
5 1 (3.70%) GCIH
5 1 (3.70%) CEH
5 1 (3.70%) JNCIS
Systems Management
1 3 (11.11%) MAILsweeper
2 1 (3.70%) FortiGate
2 1 (3.70%) OpenView
2 1 (3.70%) CiscoWorks
Vendors
1 24 (88.89%) Cisco
2 20 (74.07%) Juniper
3 12 (44.44%) F5
4 7 (25.93%) Riverbed
5 4 (14.81%) Blue Coat
5 4 (14.81%) Fortinet
6 3 (11.11%) CheckPoint
6 3 (11.11%) Websense
6 3 (11.11%) Microsoft
6 3 (11.11%) Nortel
6 3 (11.11%) Avaya
7 1 (3.70%) HP
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