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 5 February 2016 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
5 Feb 2016
Same period 2015 Same period 2014
Border Gateway Protocol (BGP)
Rank 146 123 122
Rank change year-on-year
-23 -1
Contract jobs citing BGP 10 16 7
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the North West 0.26% 0.51% 0.26%
As % of the Communications & Networking category 1.68% 3.75% 1.95%
Number of daily rates quoted 8 2 5
Average daily rate £513 £269 £425
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+90.69% -36.76%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £338 £254 £410
10% offered a daily rate of more than £600 £284 £443
UK excluding London average daily rate £363 £350 £375
% change year-on-year
+3.57% -6.66%
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 0 0
Average hourly rate - - -
UK excluding London average hourly rate £43.00 £30.00 £180.00
% change year-on-year
+43.33% -83.33%
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
595 427 359
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the North West 15.65% 13.56% 13.26%
Number of daily rates quoted 340 212 171
Average daily rate £400 £345 £338
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+15.94% +2.22%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £250 £220 £220
10% offered a daily rate of more than £600 £459 £525
UK excluding London average daily rate £363 £350 £350
% change year-on-year
+3.57% -
Number of hourly rates quoted 35 39 25
Average hourly rate £16.84 £18.13 £15.09
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
-7.11% +20.14%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £12.50 £10.00 £11.00
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £40.00 £38.50 £31.56
UK excluding London average hourly rate £30.00 £26.00 £21.00
% change year-on-year
+15.38% +23.80%

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 5 February 2016.

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 5 February 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
(Use links below to see detailed
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 -26 5 £381 +41.86% 4
Cheshire - 4 £600 -
Lancashire - 1 - -
BGP
England

BGP
Top 30 Related IT Skills in the North West

For the 6 months to 5 February 2016, 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 17 (100.00%) Cisco
2 15 (88.24%) OSPF
3 14 (82.35%) Firewall
4 13 (76.47%) DNS
5 12 (70.59%) VPN
6 11 (64.71%) Wireless
7 10 (58.82%) TCP/IP
8 9 (52.94%) Cisco IOS
9 8 (47.06%) Load Balancing
9 8 (47.06%) Cisco ASA
9 8 (47.06%) DHCP
10 7 (41.18%) VoIP
10 7 (41.18%) Juniper
10 7 (41.18%) Fortinet
10 7 (41.18%) MPLS
10 7 (41.18%) Network Monitoring
11 6 (35.29%) Spanning Tree
11 6 (35.29%) Data Centre
11 6 (35.29%) Aruba
12 5 (29.41%) Palo Alto
12 5 (29.41%) CheckPoint
12 5 (29.41%) TACACS
12 5 (29.41%) IPsec
12 5 (29.41%) Network Security
12 5 (29.41%) IPv6
12 5 (29.41%) LAN
12 5 (29.41%) Unix
12 5 (29.41%) Windows
12 5 (29.41%) WAN
12 5 (29.41%) SMTP

BGP
Top Related IT Skills in the North West by Category

For the 6 months to 5 February 2016, 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.

Communications & Networking
1 15 (88.24%) OSPF
2 14 (82.35%) Firewall
3 13 (76.47%) DNS
4 12 (70.59%) VPN
5 11 (64.71%) Wireless
6 10 (58.82%) TCP/IP
7 9 (52.94%) Cisco IOS
8 8 (47.06%) Cisco ASA
8 8 (47.06%) DHCP
9 7 (41.18%) MPLS
9 7 (41.18%) VoIP
10 6 (35.29%) Spanning Tree
11 5 (29.41%) HTTP
11 5 (29.41%) IPsec
11 5 (29.41%) LAN
11 5 (29.41%) Network Security
11 5 (29.41%) SMTP
11 5 (29.41%) SNMP
11 5 (29.41%) TACACS
11 5 (29.41%) WAN
Job Titles
1 11 (64.71%) Network Engineer
2 5 (29.41%) Cisco Engineer
2 5 (29.41%) Cisco Network Engineer
3 4 (23.53%) Architect
3 4 (23.53%) Data Architect
3 4 (23.53%) Data Centre Architect
3 4 (23.53%) Data Migration Architect
3 4 (23.53%) Data Migration Lead
3 4 (23.53%) Lead Architect
3 4 (23.53%) Lead Data Architect
3 4 (23.53%) Migration Architect
3 4 (23.53%) Network Architect
4 3 (17.65%) Cisco Wireless Engineer
4 3 (17.65%) Firewall Engineer
4 3 (17.65%) Wireless Engineer
4 3 (17.65%) Wireless Network Engineer
5 1 (5.88%) Cisco Consultant
5 1 (5.88%) Network Consultant
5 1 (5.88%) Network Designer
5 1 (5.88%) Trainer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 2 (11.76%) 802.1X
Miscellaneous
1 6 (35.29%) Data Centre
2 4 (23.53%) Distributed Denial-of-Service
2 4 (23.53%) iSeries
2 4 (23.53%) Statistics
Operating Systems
1 5 (29.41%) Unix
1 5 (29.41%) Windows
2 4 (23.53%) Linux
Processes & Methodologies
1 8 (47.06%) Load Balancing
2 7 (41.18%) Network Monitoring
3 4 (23.53%) Kalman Filter
3 4 (23.53%) Migration
3 4 (23.53%) Service Delivery
3 4 (23.53%) Web Filtering
4 1 (5.88%) E-Commerce
4 1 (5.88%) High Availability
4 1 (5.88%) Network Architecture
4 1 (5.88%) Network Design
Programming Languages
1 4 (23.53%) Lisp
1 4 (23.53%) Perl
1 4 (23.53%) Python
Qualifications
1 3 (17.65%) CCNP
1 3 (17.65%) Cisco Certification
2 2 (11.76%) CCNA
2 2 (11.76%) SC Cleared
2 2 (11.76%) Security Cleared
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 4 (23.53%) SLA
Systems Management
1 4 (23.53%) Cisco CUCM
Vendors
1 17 (100.00%) Cisco
2 7 (41.18%) Fortinet
2 7 (41.18%) Juniper
3 6 (35.29%) Aruba
4 5 (29.41%) CheckPoint
4 5 (29.41%) Palo Alto
5 4 (23.53%) IBM
5 4 (23.53%) VMware
6 1 (5.88%) Brocade
6 1 (5.88%) HP