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 contractor rates offered in IT contracts that have cited BGP over the 3 months to 23 July 2016 with a comparison to the same period over 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.

3 months to
23 Jul 2016
Same period 2015 Same period 2014
Border Gateway Protocol (BGP)
Rank 158 119 128
Rank change year-on-year
-39 +9
Contract jobs citing BGP 6 34 12
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the North West 0.16% 0.90% 0.40%
As % of the Communications & Networking category 1.09% 7.57% 3.03%
Number of daily rates quoted 0 12 3
Median daily rate - £375 £280
Median daily rate % change year-on-year
- +33.92%
UK excluding London median daily rate £363 £350 £350
% change year-on-year
+3.57% -
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 0 0
Median hourly rate - - -
UK excluding London median hourly rate £47.83 - £41.00
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
550 449 396
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the North West 14.84% 11.89% 13.29%
Number of daily rates quoted 308 227 194
Median daily rate £388 £335 £300
Median daily rate % change year-on-year
+15.67% +11.66%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £275 £200 £210
10% offered a daily rate of more than £523 £500 £451
UK excluding London median daily rate £365 £350 £331
% change year-on-year
+4.28% +5.74%
Number of hourly rates quoted 26 38 38
Median hourly rate £14.00 £17.00 £20.00
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year
-17.64% -15.00%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £11.00 £13.00 £10.00
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £45.00 £40.00 £44.25
UK excluding London median hourly rate £29.50 £21.53 £20.00
% change year-on-year
+37.04% +7.62%

BGP
Jobs Demand Trend in the North West

The demand trend of contract jobs across the North West region citing BGP as a proportion of all IT contracts with a match in 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 median contractor rates quoted in IT jobs citing BGP within the North West region over the 3 months to 23 July 2016. 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
(Click see detailed
statistics and trends)
Rank Change
on Same Period
Last Year
Matching
Contract
IT Job Ads
Median
Daily Rate
Last 3 Months
Median Daily Rate
% Change
on Same Period
Last Year
Live
Job
Vacancies
Manchester -18 5 - - 3
BGP
England

BGP
Top 30 Related IT Skills in the North West

For the 6 months to 23 July 2016, IT contractor jobs citing BGP also mentioned the following skills in order of popularity. The figures indicate the number co-occurrences and its proportion to all contract ads across the North West region with a requirement for BGP.

1 19 (95.00%) Cisco
2 16 (80.00%) Cisco Certification
2 16 (80.00%) Firewall
3 15 (75.00%) OSPF
3 15 (75.00%) CCNP
3 15 (75.00%) WAN
4 13 (65.00%) TCP/IP
4 13 (65.00%) EIGRP
5 11 (55.00%) VoIP
6 10 (50.00%) LAN
6 10 (50.00%) MPLS
6 10 (50.00%) Juniper
7 7 (35.00%) Cisco ASA
8 6 (30.00%) JNCIA
8 6 (30.00%) Fortinet
8 6 (30.00%) DNS
9 5 (25.00%) VPN
9 5 (25.00%) CCNA
9 5 (25.00%) CheckPoint
9 5 (25.00%) F5
10 4 (20.00%) Cisco IOS
10 4 (20.00%) Network Security
10 4 (20.00%) BIG-IP
10 4 (20.00%) Network Monitoring
10 4 (20.00%) Nortel
10 4 (20.00%) NetScreen
10 4 (20.00%) Wireless
10 4 (20.00%) Finance
10 4 (20.00%) HTTP
10 4 (20.00%) SMTP

BGP
Top Related IT Skills in the North West by Category

The follow tables expand on the table above by listing co-occurrences grouped by category. The same job type, locality and period is covered with up to 20 co-occurrences shown in each of the following categories:

Applications
1 1 (5.00%) MS Excel
1 1 (5.00%) MS Office
Communications & Networking
1 16 (80.00%) Firewall
2 15 (75.00%) OSPF
2 15 (75.00%) WAN
3 13 (65.00%) EIGRP
3 13 (65.00%) TCP/IP
4 11 (55.00%) VoIP
5 10 (50.00%) LAN
5 10 (50.00%) MPLS
6 7 (35.00%) Cisco ASA
7 6 (30.00%) DNS
8 5 (25.00%) VPN
9 4 (20.00%) BIG-IP
9 4 (20.00%) Cisco IOS
9 4 (20.00%) DHCP
9 4 (20.00%) HTTP
9 4 (20.00%) NetScreen
9 4 (20.00%) Network Security
9 4 (20.00%) SMTP
9 4 (20.00%) Wireless
10 3 (15.00%) SSH
Database & Business Intelligence
1 1 (5.00%) BusinessObjects
General
1 4 (20.00%) Finance
2 2 (10.00%) Financial Institution
3 1 (5.00%) Marketing
3 1 (5.00%) Telecoms
Job Titles
1 13 (65.00%) Network Engineer
2 10 (50.00%) Firewall Engineer
3 8 (40.00%) Cisco Engineer
4 7 (35.00%) Cisco Network Engineer
5 2 (10.00%) Cisco Wireless Engineer
5 2 (10.00%) LAN Engineer
5 2 (10.00%) LAN/WAN Engineer
5 2 (10.00%) WAN Engineer
5 2 (10.00%) Wireless Engineer
5 2 (10.00%) Wireless Network Engineer
6 1 (5.00%) Design Engineer
6 1 (5.00%) Designer
6 1 (5.00%) Network Designer
6 1 (5.00%) Network Manager
6 1 (5.00%) Network Security Engineer
6 1 (5.00%) Network Support
6 1 (5.00%) Network Support Engineer
6 1 (5.00%) Security Engineer
6 1 (5.00%) Support Engineer
6 1 (5.00%) Transmission Planner
Miscellaneous
1 2 (10.00%) Data Centre
1 2 (10.00%) IVR
1 2 (10.00%) Statistics
1 2 (10.00%) Virtual Team
2 1 (5.00%) Analytical Skills
2 1 (5.00%) Health Informatics
2 1 (5.00%) Informatics
Operating Systems
1 3 (15.00%) Unix
1 3 (15.00%) Windows
2 1 (5.00%) Linux
Processes & Methodologies
1 4 (20.00%) Network Monitoring
2 3 (15.00%) Load Balancing
2 3 (15.00%) Service Delivery
3 2 (10.00%) ITIL
3 2 (10.00%) Kalman Filter
3 2 (10.00%) Migration
3 2 (10.00%) Security Management
3 2 (10.00%) Server Virtualisation
3 2 (10.00%) Web Filtering
4 1 (5.00%) Continuous Improvement
4 1 (5.00%) Data Protection
4 1 (5.00%) E-Commerce
4 1 (5.00%) Investment Management
4 1 (5.00%) Network Architecture
4 1 (5.00%) Network Design
4 1 (5.00%) Planning and Forecasting
4 1 (5.00%) Problem Management
4 1 (5.00%) Project Management
4 1 (5.00%) Resource Management
Programming Languages
1 1 (5.00%) Perl
1 1 (5.00%) Python
Qualifications
1 16 (80.00%) Cisco Certification
2 15 (75.00%) CCNP
3 6 (30.00%) JNCIA
4 5 (25.00%) CCNA
5 3 (15.00%) CCIE
6 2 (10.00%) SC Cleared
6 2 (10.00%) Security Cleared
7 1 (5.00%) CCDP
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 1 (5.00%) SLA
Systems Management
1 2 (10.00%) Cisco CUCM
2 1 (5.00%) NSN NetAct
Vendors
1 19 (95.00%) Cisco
2 10 (50.00%) Juniper
3 6 (30.00%) Fortinet
4 5 (25.00%) CheckPoint
4 5 (25.00%) F5
5 4 (20.00%) Nortel
6 2 (10.00%) Aruba
6 2 (10.00%) Palo Alto
7 1 (5.00%) BT
7 1 (5.00%) Ericsson
7 1 (5.00%) Huawei
7 1 (5.00%) Mapinfo
7 1 (5.00%) Microsoft
7 1 (5.00%) Nokia
7 1 (5.00%) Novell
7 1 (5.00%) Remedy
7 1 (5.00%) Tellabs
7 1 (5.00%) Virgin Media