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 6 March 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
6 Mar 2015
Same period 2014 Same period 2013
Border Gateway Protocol (BGP)
Rank 119 127 114
Rank change year-on-year
+8 -13
Contract jobs citing BGP 27 3 1
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the North West 0.80% 0.11% 0.043%
As % of the Communications & Networking category 6.05% 0.88% 0.28%
Number of daily rates quoted 5 1 0
Average daily rate
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£475 £325 -
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+46.15% -
UK excluding London average daily rate £375 £350 £300
% change year-on-year
+7.14% +16.66%
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 0 0
Average hourly rate - - -
UK excluding London average hourly rate £30.00 £180.00 £35.00
% change year-on-year
-83.33% +414.28%
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
446 342 354
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the North West 13.29% 12.74% 15.38%
Number of daily rates quoted 205 147 138
Average daily rate £363 £319 £300
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+13.72% +6.25%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £250 £219 £150
10% offered a daily rate of more than £500 £560 £425
UK excluding London average daily rate £350 £345 £325
% change year-on-year
+1.44% +6.15%
Number of hourly rates quoted 36 28 48
Average hourly rate £18.32 £30.00 £22.70
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
-38.95% +32.15%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £14.00 £12.50 £12.00
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £51.00 £45.00 £55.00
UK excluding London average hourly rate £29.50 £20.50 £22.50
% change year-on-year
+43.90% -8.88%

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
Daily Rate Histogram in the North West

This chart provides a histogram of daily rates quoted in contract IT jobs citing BGP across the North West region over the 3 months to 6 March 2015.

BGP Daily Rate Histogram 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 6 March 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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statistics and historical trends)
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 - 23 £475 - 9
Lancashire - 2 £390 -
Cheshire - - - - 1
BGP
England

BGP
Top 30 Related IT Skills in the North West

For the 6 months to 6 March 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 45 (97.83%) Cisco
2 44 (95.65%) OSPF
3 42 (91.30%) MPLS
4 30 (65.22%) UNIX
5 28 (60.87%) WAN
6 25 (54.35%) CCNP
6 25 (54.35%) Cisco Certification
7 24 (52.17%) EIGRP
7 24 (52.17%) VPN
8 22 (47.83%) Firewall
8 22 (47.83%) Juniper
8 22 (47.83%) Wireless
8 22 (47.83%) Cisco IOS
9 21 (45.65%) Cisco ASA
9 21 (45.65%) BT
9 21 (45.65%) CCNA
10 20 (43.48%) Nortel
10 20 (43.48%) Telecoms
11 19 (41.30%) CheckPoint
11 19 (41.30%) IPv6
11 19 (41.30%) CCIE
11 19 (41.30%) HSRP
12 18 (39.13%) IPv4
12 18 (39.13%) CCIP
12 18 (39.13%) Ethernet
12 18 (39.13%) Broadband
12 18 (39.13%) LAN
12 18 (39.13%) Linux
12 18 (39.13%) L2TP
12 18 (39.13%) RSVP

BGP
Top Related IT Skills in the North West by Category

For the 6 months to 6 March 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.

Application Platforms
1 8 (17.39%) IIS
2 1 (2.17%) MS Exchange
2 1 (2.17%) Exchange Server 2010
Business Applications
1 1 (2.17%) SAP Oil and Gas
Communications & Networking
1 44 (95.65%) OSPF
2 42 (91.30%) MPLS
3 28 (60.87%) WAN
4 24 (52.17%) VPN
4 24 (52.17%) EIGRP
5 22 (47.83%) Firewall
5 22 (47.83%) Wireless
5 22 (47.83%) Cisco IOS
6 21 (45.65%) Cisco ASA
7 19 (41.30%) HSRP
7 19 (41.30%) IPv6
8 18 (39.13%) Ethernet
8 18 (39.13%) Broadband
8 18 (39.13%) LAN
8 18 (39.13%) L2TP
8 18 (39.13%) RSVP
8 18 (39.13%) VRRP
8 18 (39.13%) IPv4
8 18 (39.13%) BT 21CN
8 18 (39.13%) Junos
Database & Business Intelligence
1 12 (26.09%) SQL Server
2 8 (17.39%) Oracle Database
General
1 20 (43.48%) Telecoms
2 2 (4.35%) Finance
2 2 (4.35%) Manufacturing
3 1 (2.17%) Marketing
3 1 (2.17%) Financial Institution
3 1 (2.17%) Electronics
Job Titles
1 18 (39.13%) Implementation Engineer
1 18 (39.13%) Operations Engineer
1 18 (39.13%) IP Engineer
2 10 (21.74%) Architect
3 8 (17.39%) Project Leader
3 8 (17.39%) Technical Project Leader
4 7 (15.22%) Technical Architect
5 3 (6.52%) Analyst
5 3 (6.52%) Network Analyst
6 2 (4.35%) Network Consultant
6 2 (4.35%) Senior Analyst
6 2 (4.35%) Consultant
6 2 (4.35%) Network Engineer
6 2 (4.35%) Network Architect
6 2 (4.35%) Senior Network Analyst
7 1 (2.17%) Network Design Engineer
7 1 (2.17%) Solutions Architect
7 1 (2.17%) Support Specialist
7 1 (2.17%) 3rd Line Support
7 1 (2.17%) Design Engineer
Miscellaneous
1 8 (17.39%) Replication
1 8 (17.39%) Clustering
1 8 (17.39%) Celerra
2 4 (8.70%) Life Science
3 1 (2.17%) DTV
3 1 (2.17%) IVR
Operating Systems
1 30 (65.22%) UNIX
2 18 (39.13%) Linux
3 14 (30.43%) Windows
4 8 (17.39%) Solaris
5 1 (2.17%) Windows Server 2003
5 1 (2.17%) Windows Server 2008
5 1 (2.17%) Windows Server 2012
Processes & Methodologies
1 15 (32.61%) Migration
2 9 (19.57%) Disaster Recovery
3 8 (17.39%) Business Continuity
3 8 (17.39%) Configuration Management
4 7 (15.22%) Change Control
5 2 (4.35%) Network Management
5 2 (4.35%) Network Design
6 1 (2.17%) Load Balancing
6 1 (2.17%) Digital Marketing
6 1 (2.17%) Network Architecture
6 1 (2.17%) Capacity Planning
6 1 (2.17%) Project Governance
6 1 (2.17%) Analytics
6 1 (2.17%) Performance Analysis
6 1 (2.17%) Service Management
6 1 (2.17%) ITIL
6 1 (2.17%) Business Intelligence
6 1 (2.17%) Programme Management
6 1 (2.17%) Identity Management
Qualifications
1 25 (54.35%) CCNP
1 25 (54.35%) Cisco Certification
2 21 (45.65%) CCNA
3 19 (41.30%) CCIE
4 18 (39.13%) CCIP
4 18 (39.13%) JNCIA
4 18 (39.13%) JNCIP
5 11 (23.91%) VCP4
6 3 (6.52%) SC Cleared
6 3 (6.52%) Security Cleared
7 1 (2.17%) HP ASE
7 1 (2.17%) HP MASE
7 1 (2.17%) JNCIS
7 1 (2.17%) CCSE
7 1 (2.17%) VMware Certified Professional (VCP)
System Software
1 13 (28.26%) Active Directory
2 10 (21.74%) VMware Infrastructure
3 8 (17.39%) Hyper-V
3 8 (17.39%) XenApp
3 8 (17.39%) EMC RecoverPoint
3 8 (17.39%) Terminal Services
3 8 (17.39%) VMware ESX
4 1 (2.17%) VMware ESXi
Systems Management
1 8 (17.39%) Cisco Prime
2 4 (8.70%) EMC NetWorker
3 1 (2.17%) CiscoWorks
Vendors
1 45 (97.83%) Cisco
2 22 (47.83%) Juniper
3 21 (45.65%) BT
4 20 (43.48%) Nortel
5 19 (41.30%) CheckPoint
6 17 (36.96%) SolarWinds
7 12 (26.09%) Microsoft
7 12 (26.09%) Oracle
8 11 (23.91%) VMware
9 9 (19.57%) Citrix
10 8 (17.39%) Avaya
10 8 (17.39%) EMC
11 2 (4.35%) Sourcefire
12 1 (2.17%) Brocade
12 1 (2.17%) Fortinet
12 1 (2.17%) AirMagnet
12 1 (2.17%) Blue Coat
12 1 (2.17%) Symantec
12 1 (2.17%) Motorola
12 1 (2.17%) SAP
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