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 contractor rates offered in IT contracts that have cited BGP over the 3 months to 27 September 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
27 Sep 2016
Same period 2015 Same period 2014
Border Gateway Protocol (BGP)
Rank 125 116 97
Rank change year-on-year
-9 -19
Contract jobs citing BGP 19 6 26
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the West Midlands 0.59% 0.24% 1.02%
As % of the Communications & Networking category 3.98% 2.03% 5.80%
Number of daily rates quoted 3 5 7
Median daily rate £388 £270 £275
Median daily rate % change year-on-year
+43.51% -1.81%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £310 £214 £214
10% offered a daily rate of more than £398 £348 £423
UK excluding London median daily rate £350 £375 £348
% change year-on-year
-6.66% +7.91%
Number of hourly rates quoted 2 0 0
Median hourly rate £45.50 - -
UK excluding London median hourly rate £44.25 £47.83 £35.00
% change year-on-year
-7.48% +36.65%
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
477 296 448
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the West Midlands 14.72% 11.87% 17.52%
Number of daily rates quoted 248 147 227
Median daily rate £375 £310 £325
Median daily rate % change year-on-year
+20.96% -4.61%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £240 £235 £157
10% offered a daily rate of more than £480 £450 £450
UK excluding London median daily rate £370 £360 £345
% change year-on-year
+2.77% +4.34%
Number of hourly rates quoted 17 35 28
Median hourly rate £39.20 £16.50 £20.00
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year
+137.57% -17.50%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £13.80 £12.35 £14.50
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £46.00 £43.78 £30.00
UK excluding London median hourly rate £28.00 £21.01 £23.00
% change year-on-year
+33.30% -8.67%

BGP
Jobs Demand Trend in the West Midlands

The demand trend of contract jobs across the West Midlands region citing BGP as a proportion of all IT contracts with a match in 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
Daily Rate Histogram in the West Midlands

This chart provides a histogram of daily rates quoted in contract IT jobs citing BGP across the West Midlands region over the 3 months to 27 September 2016.

BGP Daily Rate Histogram 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 median contractor rates quoted in IT jobs citing BGP within the West Midlands region over the 3 months to 27 September 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
Shropshire - 5 £394 -
Staffordshire - 4 - -
Birmingham -7 1 £290 -27.50%
BGP
England

BGP
Top 30 Related IT Skills in the West Midlands

For the 6 months to 27 September 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 West Midlands region with a requirement for BGP.

1 51 (91.07%) Cisco
2 47 (83.93%) OSPF
3 43 (76.79%) Firewall
4 37 (66.07%) Juniper
5 36 (64.29%) CheckPoint
6 33 (58.93%) Cisco Nexus
7 32 (57.14%) Cisco Certification
8 29 (51.79%) CCNP
9 28 (50.00%) F5
10 24 (42.86%) BIG-IP
10 24 (42.86%) Fortinet
10 24 (42.86%) SolarWinds
11 23 (41.07%) Nokia
11 23 (41.07%) F5 BIG-IP LTM
12 22 (39.29%) Load Balancing
13 21 (37.50%) VPN
14 20 (35.71%) CSS
14 20 (35.71%) Riverbed
15 19 (33.93%) WAN
15 19 (33.93%) BMC
15 19 (33.93%) Cisco ASA
15 19 (33.93%) OPNET
16 18 (32.14%) Security Cleared
17 16 (28.57%) SC Cleared
17 16 (28.57%) LAN
17 16 (28.57%) ITIL
17 16 (28.57%) Network Monitoring
18 15 (26.79%) Network Management
19 14 (25.00%) Data Centre
20 13 (23.21%) Wireless

BGP
Top Related IT Skills in the West Midlands 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 6 (10.71%) MS Visio
2 4 (7.14%) MS Excel
3 3 (5.36%) MS Office
Communications & Networking
1 47 (83.93%) OSPF
2 43 (76.79%) Firewall
3 33 (58.93%) Cisco Nexus
4 24 (42.86%) BIG-IP
5 23 (41.07%) F5 BIG-IP LTM
6 21 (37.50%) VPN
7 19 (33.93%) Cisco ASA
7 19 (33.93%) WAN
8 16 (28.57%) LAN
9 13 (23.21%) Wireless
10 11 (19.64%) Cisco IOS
10 11 (19.64%) VLAN
10 11 (19.64%) VoIP
11 10 (17.86%) EIGRP
12 8 (14.29%) MPLS
12 8 (14.29%) Network Security
12 8 (14.29%) TCP/IP
13 7 (12.50%) HSRP
14 5 (8.93%) DNS
14 5 (8.93%) Structured Cabling
Development Applications
1 4 (7.14%) VSS/SourceSafe
General
1 2 (3.57%) Telecoms
2 1 (1.79%) Finance
Job Titles
1 26 (46.43%) Network Engineer
2 14 (25.00%) Cisco Engineer
3 13 (23.21%) Cisco Network Engineer
4 10 (17.86%) Network Specialist
5 7 (12.50%) Monitoring Engineer
5 7 (12.50%) Monitoring Specialist
5 7 (12.50%) Network Monitoring Engineer
5 7 (12.50%) Network Monitoring Specialist
6 6 (10.71%) Design Engineer
6 6 (10.71%) Designer
6 6 (10.71%) Network Designer
7 5 (8.93%) Network Design Engineer
8 4 (7.14%) Implementation Engineer
8 4 (7.14%) Network Implementation Engineer
8 4 (7.14%) Senior Network Engineer
9 3 (5.36%) Administrator
9 3 (5.36%) Cisco Design Engineer
9 3 (5.36%) Network Administrator
9 3 (5.36%) Senior Cisco Engineer
9 3 (5.36%) Senior Network Administrator
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 20 (35.71%) CSS
2 5 (8.93%) Middleware
3 2 (3.57%) 802.1X
Miscellaneous
1 14 (25.00%) Data Centre
2 13 (23.21%) User Experience
3 8 (14.29%) Visualisation
4 3 (5.36%) CESG
5 2 (3.57%) CMDB
Operating Systems
1 2 (3.57%) Windows
1 2 (3.57%) Windows Server
Processes & Methodologies
1 22 (39.29%) Load Balancing
2 16 (28.57%) ITIL
2 16 (28.57%) Network Monitoring
3 15 (26.79%) Network Management
4 13 (23.21%) ITIL V3
4 13 (23.21%) Network Architecture
5 11 (19.64%) Performance Monitoring
6 9 (16.07%) Migration
6 9 (16.07%) Network Design
7 8 (14.29%) Continuous Improvement
8 6 (10.71%) Change Management
9 4 (7.14%) System Testing
10 3 (5.36%) Capacity Planning
10 3 (5.36%) Cost-Benefit Analysis
10 3 (5.36%) Disaster Recovery
10 3 (5.36%) Mentoring
10 3 (5.36%) Project Planning
11 2 (3.57%) Change Control
11 2 (3.57%) Matrix Organization
11 2 (3.57%) Problem Management
Programming Languages
1 2 (3.57%) PowerShell
1 2 (3.57%) Python
1 2 (3.57%) Shell Script
1 2 (3.57%) Tcl
Qualifications
1 32 (57.14%) Cisco Certification
2 29 (51.79%) CCNP
3 18 (32.14%) Security Cleared
4 16 (28.57%) SC Cleared
5 12 (21.43%) CCDP
6 11 (19.64%) CCNA
7 8 (14.29%) CCIE
7 8 (14.29%) JNCIP
8 3 (5.36%) JNCIA
9 1 (1.79%) CCSE
9 1 (1.79%) JNCIE
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 4 (7.14%) ISO/IEC 27001
2 1 (1.79%) SLA
System Software
1 2 (3.57%) Hyper-V
1 2 (3.57%) VMware Infrastructure
Systems Management
1 19 (33.93%) OPNET
2 8 (14.29%) Cisco Prime
3 5 (8.93%) Nagios
4 4 (7.14%) FortiGate
5 3 (5.36%) Cisco CUCM
6 1 (1.79%) Cacti
6 1 (1.79%) OpenView
6 1 (1.79%) SmokePing
Vendors
1 51 (91.07%) Cisco
2 37 (66.07%) Juniper
3 36 (64.29%) CheckPoint
4 28 (50.00%) F5
5 24 (42.86%) Fortinet
5 24 (42.86%) SolarWinds
6 23 (41.07%) Nokia
7 20 (35.71%) Riverbed
8 19 (33.93%) BMC
9 4 (7.14%) HP
9 4 (7.14%) Microsoft
10 3 (5.36%) Aruba
10 3 (5.36%) Dell
10 3 (5.36%) Intel Security
10 3 (5.36%) Palo Alto
11 2 (3.57%) Avaya
11 2 (3.57%) Brocade
11 2 (3.57%) BT
11 2 (3.57%) Fujitsu
11 2 (3.57%) VMware