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 21 February 2017 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
21 Feb 2017
Same period 2016 Same period 2015
Border Gateway Protocol (BGP)
England / North West
Rank 118 147 125
Rank change year-on-year
+29 -22
Contract jobs citing BGP 15 10 18
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the North West 0.57% 0.27% 0.55%
As % of the Communications & Networking category 3.78% 1.78% 4.21%
Number of daily rates quoted 14 8 3
Median daily rate £320 £513 £288
Median daily rate % change year-on-year
-37.56% +78.26%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £305 £338 £258
10% offered a daily rate of more than £371 £600 £370
UK excluding London median daily rate £320 £363 £356
% change year-on-year
-11.72% +1.75%
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 0 0
Median hourly rate - - -
UK excluding London median hourly rate £30.00 £43.00 £30.00
% change year-on-year
-30.23% +43.33%

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
397 563 428
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the North West 15.11% 15.11% 13.02%
Number of daily rates quoted 252 321 200
Median daily rate £380 £424 £350
Median daily rate % change year-on-year
-10.32% +21.07%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £300 £250 £225
10% offered a daily rate of more than £590 £600 £463
UK excluding London median daily rate £375 £363 £350
% change year-on-year
+3.44% +3.57%
Number of hourly rates quoted 30 33 40
Median hourly rate £20.00 £22.50 £18.32
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year
-11.11% +22.85%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £12.03 £13.00 £12.00
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £44.70 £40.00 £49.50
UK excluding London median hourly rate £21.50 £30.00 £26.50
% change year-on-year
-28.33% +13.20%

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
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 21 February 2017.

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 median contractor rates quoted in IT jobs citing BGP within the North West region over the 3 months to 21 February 2017. 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 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 10 £318 -16.72% 5
Cheshire +23 4 £338 -43.75%
Cumbria - 1 - -
BGP
England

BGP
Top 30 Related IT Skills in the North West

For the 6 months to 21 February 2017, 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 23 (92.00%) Cisco
1 23 (92.00%) OSPF
2 20 (80.00%) Cisco Certification
2 20 (80.00%) CCNP
3 17 (68.00%) EIGRP
3 17 (68.00%) Firewall
3 17 (68.00%) F5
4 16 (64.00%) Juniper
5 13 (52.00%) LAN
5 13 (52.00%) WAN
6 10 (40.00%) NetScreen
6 10 (40.00%) F5 BIG-IP LTM
6 10 (40.00%) F5 BIG-IP GTM
7 9 (36.00%) Data Centre
7 9 (36.00%) Cisco ASA
7 9 (36.00%) Load Balancing
8 8 (32.00%) Network Security
8 8 (32.00%) DNS
8 8 (32.00%) IGRP
8 8 (32.00%) CCNA
9 7 (28.00%) TCP/IP
9 7 (28.00%) Wireless
10 6 (24.00%) VLAN
11 5 (20.00%) Palo Alto
11 5 (20.00%) VoIP
11 5 (20.00%) MPLS
12 4 (16.00%) Network Design
12 4 (16.00%) Spanning Tree
12 4 (16.00%) Cisco Nexus
13 3 (12.00%) HSRP

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:

Application Platforms
1 1 (4.00%) WebSphere
Applications
1 1 (4.00%) MS Excel
Cloud Services
1 1 (4.00%) Amazon AWS
1 1 (4.00%) Amazon EC2
1 1 (4.00%) Microsoft Azure
Communications & Networking
1 23 (92.00%) OSPF
2 17 (68.00%) EIGRP
2 17 (68.00%) Firewall
3 13 (52.00%) LAN
3 13 (52.00%) WAN
4 10 (40.00%) F5 BIG-IP GTM
4 10 (40.00%) F5 BIG-IP LTM
4 10 (40.00%) NetScreen
5 9 (36.00%) Cisco ASA
6 8 (32.00%) DNS
6 8 (32.00%) IGRP
6 8 (32.00%) Network Security
7 7 (28.00%) TCP/IP
7 7 (28.00%) Wireless
8 6 (24.00%) VLAN
9 5 (20.00%) MPLS
9 5 (20.00%) VoIP
10 4 (16.00%) Cisco Nexus
10 4 (16.00%) Spanning Tree
11 3 (12.00%) HSRP
Job Titles
1 17 (68.00%) Network Engineer
2 10 (40.00%) Cisco Engineer
3 8 (32.00%) Cisco Network Engineer
4 4 (16.00%) Network Security Engineer
4 4 (16.00%) Security Engineer
5 3 (12.00%) Cisco Security Engineer
6 2 (8.00%) Design Engineer
6 2 (8.00%) Network Design Engineer
6 2 (8.00%) Network Specialist
6 2 (8.00%) Technical Manager
7 1 (4.00%) Change Manager
7 1 (4.00%) Infrastructure Specialist
7 1 (4.00%) Network Support
7 1 (4.00%) Network Support Specialist
7 1 (4.00%) Project Engineer
7 1 (4.00%) Security Architect
7 1 (4.00%) Senior Network Engineer
7 1 (4.00%) Support Consultant
7 1 (4.00%) Support Specialist
7 1 (4.00%) Technical Project Manager
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 1 (4.00%) CSS
Miscellaneous
1 9 (36.00%) Data Centre
2 3 (12.00%) Driving Licence
3 1 (4.00%) Analytical Skills
3 1 (4.00%) Digital Media
3 1 (4.00%) PKI
Processes & Methodologies
1 9 (36.00%) Load Balancing
2 4 (16.00%) Network Design
3 3 (12.00%) Mentoring
4 1 (4.00%) CRM
4 1 (4.00%) ERP
4 1 (4.00%) Network Load Balancing
4 1 (4.00%) Network Monitoring
4 1 (4.00%) Network Planning
4 1 (4.00%) Product Management
4 1 (4.00%) Project Management
4 1 (4.00%) Web Development
Programming Languages
1 1 (4.00%) Java
1 1 (4.00%) JavaScript
1 1 (4.00%) PHP
Qualifications
1 20 (80.00%) CCNP
1 20 (80.00%) Cisco Certification
2 8 (32.00%) CCNA
3 3 (12.00%) Degree
4 2 (8.00%) JNCIP
5 1 (4.00%) CCDP
5 1 (4.00%) JNCIS
5 1 (4.00%) Security Cleared
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 1 (4.00%) ISO/IEC 27001
1 1 (4.00%) PCI DSS
System Software
1 1 (4.00%) VMware ESX
Systems Management
1 2 (8.00%) FortiGate
Vendors
1 23 (92.00%) Cisco
2 17 (68.00%) F5
3 16 (64.00%) Juniper
4 5 (20.00%) Palo Alto
5 3 (12.00%) CheckPoint
6 2 (8.00%) Aruba
6 2 (8.00%) Ericsson
6 2 (8.00%) Fortinet
6 2 (8.00%) ZyXEL
7 1 (4.00%) Brocade
7 1 (4.00%) Foundry
7 1 (4.00%) Huawei
7 1 (4.00%) Microsoft
7 1 (4.00%) VMware