The table below looks at the statistics for BGP skills in IT contracts advertised for the West Midlands region. Included is a guide to the average contractor rates offered in IT contracts that have cited BGP over the 3 months to 12 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
12 Feb 2016
Same period 2015 Same period 2014
Border Gateway Protocol (BGP)
Rank 112 99 103
Rank change year-on-year
-13 +4
Contract jobs citing BGP 10 11 6
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the West Midlands 0.39% 0.50% 0.28%
As % of the Communications & Networking category 3.73% 3.58% 2.27%
Number of daily rates quoted 1 8 4
Average daily rate £375 £375 £325
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
- +15.38%
UK excluding London average daily rate £363 £350 £350
% change year-on-year
+3.57% -
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 West Midlands region.

Communications & Networking Category
West Midlands
Contract IT job ads with a match in the
Communications & Networking category
268 307 264
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the West Midlands 10.50% 13.90% 12.32%
Number of daily rates quoted 137 129 124
Average daily rate £375 £300 £350
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+25.00% -14.28%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £160 £155 £150
10% offered a daily rate of more than £500 £450 £464
UK excluding London average daily rate £363 £350 £350
% change year-on-year
+3.57% -
Number of hourly rates quoted 9 50 13
Average hourly rate £18.00 £26.00 £21.00
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
-30.76% +23.80%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £14.00 £12.04 £14.70
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £24.50 £40.00 £29.72
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 West Midlands

This chart provides a 3-month moving total of IT contractor jobs citing BGP across the West Midlands region as a proportion of the total demand within the Communications & Networking category.

BGP Jobs Demand Trend in the West Midlands

BGP
Daily Rate Trend in the West Midlands

This chart provides the 3-month moving average for daily rates quoted in IT contract jobs citing BGP across the West Midlands region.

BGP Daily Rate Trend in the West Midlands

BGP
Hourly Rate Trend in the West Midlands

This chart provides the 3-month moving average for hourly rates quoted in IT contractor jobs citing BGP across the West Midlands region.

BGP Hourly Rate Trend in the West Midlands

BGP
Contract Job Locations in the West Midlands

The table below looks at the demand and provides a guide to the average contractor rates quoted in IT jobs citing BGP within the West Midlands region over the 3 months to 12 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
Solihull - 8 - - 4
Birmingham -6 2 £375 +87.50% 1
BGP
England

BGP
Top 30 Related IT Skills in the West Midlands

For the 6 months to 12 February 2016, IT contractor jobs across the West Midlands 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 19 (100.00%) Cisco Certification
2 17 (89.47%) CCNP
3 16 (84.21%) VPN
4 15 (78.95%) WAN
5 14 (73.68%) LAN
5 14 (73.68%) Juniper
6 13 (68.42%) MPLS
7 12 (63.16%) Security Cleared
8 11 (57.89%) JNCIA
8 11 (57.89%) SC Cleared
8 11 (57.89%) Cisco
9 9 (47.37%) OSPF
9 9 (47.37%) CCDP
9 9 (47.37%) Migration
10 8 (42.11%) Structured Cabling
11 6 (31.58%) Network Design
11 6 (31.58%) VLAN
11 6 (31.58%) X.21
11 6 (31.58%) PBX
12 5 (26.32%) TCP/IP
12 5 (26.32%) CCIE
12 5 (26.32%) DHCP
12 5 (26.32%) Firewall
13 4 (21.05%) Spanning Tree
13 4 (21.05%) Data Centre
13 4 (21.05%) Cisco ASA
13 4 (21.05%) VPLS
13 4 (21.05%) JNCIS
13 4 (21.05%) JNCIP
13 4 (21.05%) JNCIE

BGP
Top Related IT Skills in the West Midlands by Category

For the 6 months to 12 February 2016, IT contractor jobs across the West Midlands 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.

Applications
1 2 (10.53%) MS Visio
Cloud Services
1 1 (5.26%) Microsoft Azure
Communications & Networking
1 16 (84.21%) VPN
2 15 (78.95%) WAN
3 14 (73.68%) LAN
4 13 (68.42%) MPLS
5 9 (47.37%) OSPF
6 8 (42.11%) Structured Cabling
7 6 (31.58%) PBX
7 6 (31.58%) VLAN
7 6 (31.58%) X.21
8 5 (26.32%) DHCP
8 5 (26.32%) Firewall
8 5 (26.32%) TCP/IP
9 4 (21.05%) Cisco ASA
9 4 (21.05%) Ethernet
9 4 (21.05%) L2TP
9 4 (21.05%) Spanning Tree
9 4 (21.05%) VPLS
10 3 (15.79%) ATM
10 3 (15.79%) Internet
10 3 (15.79%) SDH
General
1 1 (5.26%) Telecoms
Job Titles
1 12 (63.16%) Network Engineer
2 7 (36.84%) Designer
2 7 (36.84%) Network Designer
3 5 (26.32%) Juniper Engineer
3 5 (26.32%) SC Cleared Network Engineer
4 4 (21.05%) Senior Network Engineer
5 2 (10.53%) Cisco Engineer
5 2 (10.53%) Design Engineer
5 2 (10.53%) Network Design Engineer
6 1 (5.26%) Cisco Network Engineer
6 1 (5.26%) Cisco Network Specialist
6 1 (5.26%) Cisco Specialist
6 1 (5.26%) Network Specialist
6 1 (5.26%) Solutions Designer
6 1 (5.26%) Switch Engineer
Miscellaneous
1 4 (21.05%) Data Centre
2 1 (5.26%) Analytical Skills
Operating Systems
1 1 (5.26%) Windows
1 1 (5.26%) Windows Server
1 1 (5.26%) Windows Server 2008
Processes & Methodologies
1 9 (47.37%) Migration
2 6 (31.58%) Network Design
3 3 (15.79%) Network Optimisation
4 2 (10.53%) ITIL
4 2 (10.53%) Load Balancing
5 1 (5.26%) BCP
5 1 (5.26%) Business Continuity
5 1 (5.26%) Change Control
5 1 (5.26%) Configuration Management
5 1 (5.26%) Information Security
5 1 (5.26%) Network Management
Programming Languages
1 4 (21.05%) C
Qualifications
1 19 (100.00%) Cisco Certification
2 17 (89.47%) CCNP
3 12 (63.16%) Security Cleared
4 11 (57.89%) JNCIA
4 11 (57.89%) SC Cleared
5 9 (47.37%) CCDP
6 5 (26.32%) CCIE
7 4 (21.05%) CCNA
7 4 (21.05%) JNCIE
7 4 (21.05%) JNCIP
7 4 (21.05%) JNCIS
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 1 (5.26%) ISO/IEC 27001
1 1 (5.26%) SLA
System Software
1 1 (5.26%) VMware Infrastructure
1 1 (5.26%) vSphere
1 1 (5.26%) XenApp
1 1 (5.26%) XenDesktop
Systems Management
1 1 (5.26%) FortiGate
1 1 (5.26%) SCCM
1 1 (5.26%) SCOM
Vendors
1 14 (73.68%) Juniper
2 11 (57.89%) Cisco
3 2 (10.53%) CheckPoint
3 2 (10.53%) F5
4 1 (5.26%) Citrix
4 1 (5.26%) Microsoft
4 1 (5.26%) Palo Alto
4 1 (5.26%) SolarWinds
4 1 (5.26%) VMware
Solihull, West Midlands (County)
Lorien Resourcing
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