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 30 June 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
30 Jun 2016
Same period 2015 Same period 2014
Border Gateway Protocol (BGP)
Rank 146 111 133
Rank change year-on-year
-35 +22
Contract jobs citing BGP 12 37 5
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the North West 0.32% 1.00% 0.16%
As % of the Communications & Networking category 2.14% 7.72% 1.28%
Number of daily rates quoted 4 13 0
Median daily rate £300 £375 -
Median daily rate % change year-on-year
-20.00% -
UK excluding London median daily rate £365 £340 £383
% change year-on-year
+7.35% -11.11%
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 1 0
Median hourly rate - £40.00 -
UK excluding London median hourly rate £47.83 £40.00 £40.00
% change year-on-year
+19.57% -
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
560 479 391
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the North West 14.95% 12.89% 12.69%
Number of daily rates quoted 312 240 186
Median daily rate £385 £325 £285
Median daily rate % change year-on-year
+18.46% +14.03%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £260 £200 £205
10% offered a daily rate of more than £508 £475 £490
UK excluding London median daily rate £365 £340 £325
% change year-on-year
+7.35% +4.61%
Number of hourly rates quoted 27 45 32
Median hourly rate £14.00 £17.50 £22.50
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year
-20.00% -22.22%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £11.00 £12.90 £10.00
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £45.00 £40.00 £45.00
UK excluding London median hourly rate £30.00 £24.00 £18.50
% change year-on-year
+25.00% +29.72%

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 30 June 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 median contractor rates quoted in IT jobs citing BGP within the North West region over the 3 months to 30 June 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 -6 8 £325 +8.33% 1
Lancashire -10 2 £275 -37.14% 1
Cheshire -9 1 - -
BGP
England

BGP
Top 30 Related IT Skills in the North West

For the 6 months to 30 June 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 23 (95.83%) Cisco
2 20 (83.33%) Firewall
3 18 (75.00%) OSPF
4 17 (70.83%) Cisco Certification
4 17 (70.83%) WAN
5 16 (66.67%) CCNP
6 15 (62.50%) TCP/IP
7 13 (54.17%) Juniper
7 13 (54.17%) EIGRP
8 12 (50.00%) MPLS
8 12 (50.00%) VoIP
8 12 (50.00%) LAN
9 10 (41.67%) DNS
10 9 (37.50%) Cisco ASA
11 8 (33.33%) VPN
12 7 (29.17%) CheckPoint
12 7 (29.17%) Fortinet
13 6 (25.00%) JNCIA
13 6 (25.00%) Wireless
13 6 (25.00%) CCNA
14 5 (20.83%) HTTP
14 5 (20.83%) SMTP
14 5 (20.83%) DHCP
14 5 (20.83%) F5
14 5 (20.83%) Data Centre
14 5 (20.83%) Network Monitoring
14 5 (20.83%) Cisco IOS
15 4 (16.67%) Network Security
15 4 (16.67%) Load Balancing
15 4 (16.67%) BIG-IP

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 (4.17%) MS Excel
1 1 (4.17%) MS Office
Communications & Networking
1 20 (83.33%) Firewall
2 18 (75.00%) OSPF
3 17 (70.83%) WAN
4 15 (62.50%) TCP/IP
5 13 (54.17%) EIGRP
6 12 (50.00%) LAN
6 12 (50.00%) MPLS
6 12 (50.00%) VoIP
7 10 (41.67%) DNS
8 9 (37.50%) Cisco ASA
9 8 (33.33%) VPN
10 6 (25.00%) Wireless
11 5 (20.83%) Cisco IOS
11 5 (20.83%) DHCP
11 5 (20.83%) HTTP
11 5 (20.83%) SMTP
12 4 (16.67%) BIG-IP
12 4 (16.67%) NetScreen
12 4 (16.67%) Network Security
13 3 (12.50%) IGRP
Database & Business Intelligence
1 1 (4.17%) BusinessObjects
General
1 4 (16.67%) Finance
2 2 (8.33%) Financial Institution
3 1 (4.17%) Marketing
3 1 (4.17%) Telecoms
Job Titles
1 15 (62.50%) Network Engineer
2 10 (41.67%) Firewall Engineer
3 8 (33.33%) Cisco Engineer
4 7 (29.17%) Cisco Network Engineer
5 2 (8.33%) Architect
5 2 (8.33%) Cisco Wireless Engineer
5 2 (8.33%) Data Architect
5 2 (8.33%) Data Centre Architect
5 2 (8.33%) Data Migration Architect
5 2 (8.33%) Data Migration Lead
5 2 (8.33%) LAN Engineer
5 2 (8.33%) LAN/WAN Engineer
5 2 (8.33%) Lead Architect
5 2 (8.33%) Lead Data Architect
5 2 (8.33%) Migration Architect
5 2 (8.33%) Network Architect
5 2 (8.33%) WAN Engineer
5 2 (8.33%) Wireless Engineer
5 2 (8.33%) Wireless Network Engineer
6 1 (4.17%) Network Designer
Miscellaneous
1 5 (20.83%) Data Centre
2 2 (8.33%) Distributed Denial-of-Service
2 2 (8.33%) iSeries
2 2 (8.33%) IVR
2 2 (8.33%) Statistics
2 2 (8.33%) Virtual Team
3 1 (4.17%) Analytical Skills
3 1 (4.17%) Health Informatics
3 1 (4.17%) Informatics
Operating Systems
1 3 (12.50%) Linux
1 3 (12.50%) Unix
1 3 (12.50%) Windows
Processes & Methodologies
1 5 (20.83%) Network Monitoring
2 4 (16.67%) Load Balancing
2 4 (16.67%) Migration
3 3 (12.50%) Service Delivery
4 2 (8.33%) E-Commerce
4 2 (8.33%) ITIL
4 2 (8.33%) Kalman Filter
4 2 (8.33%) Security Management
4 2 (8.33%) Server Virtualisation
4 2 (8.33%) Web Filtering
5 1 (4.17%) Continuous Improvement
5 1 (4.17%) Data Protection
5 1 (4.17%) Investment Management
5 1 (4.17%) Network Architecture
5 1 (4.17%) Network Design
5 1 (4.17%) Planning and Forecasting
5 1 (4.17%) Problem Management
5 1 (4.17%) Project Management
5 1 (4.17%) Resource Management
Programming Languages
1 2 (8.33%) Lisp
2 1 (4.17%) Perl
2 1 (4.17%) Python
Qualifications
1 17 (70.83%) Cisco Certification
2 16 (66.67%) CCNP
3 6 (25.00%) CCNA
3 6 (25.00%) JNCIA
4 3 (12.50%) CCIE
4 3 (12.50%) SC Cleared
4 3 (12.50%) Security Cleared
5 1 (4.17%) CCDP
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 1 (4.17%) SLA
Systems Management
1 2 (8.33%) Cisco CUCM
2 1 (4.17%) NSN NetAct
Vendors
1 23 (95.83%) Cisco
2 13 (54.17%) Juniper
3 7 (29.17%) CheckPoint
3 7 (29.17%) Fortinet
4 5 (20.83%) F5
5 4 (16.67%) Nortel
6 2 (8.33%) Aruba
6 2 (8.33%) IBM
6 2 (8.33%) Palo Alto
6 2 (8.33%) VMware
7 1 (4.17%) BT
7 1 (4.17%) Ericsson
7 1 (4.17%) Huawei
7 1 (4.17%) Mapinfo
7 1 (4.17%) Microsoft
7 1 (4.17%) Nokia
7 1 (4.17%) Novell
7 1 (4.17%) Remedy
7 1 (4.17%) Tellabs
7 1 (4.17%) Virgin Media