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 20 January 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
20 Jan 2017
Same period 2016 Same period 2015
Border Gateway Protocol (BGP)
England / West Midlands
Rank 97 115 98
Rank change year-on-year
+18 -17
Contract jobs citing BGP 26 1 14
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the West Midlands 1.09% 0.041% 0.65%
As % of the Communications & Networking category 8.02% 0.38% 4.53%
Number of daily rates quoted 19 1 9
Median daily rate £360 £375 £375
Median daily rate % change year-on-year
-4.00% -
90% offered a daily rate of more than £273 £375 £191
10% offered a daily rate of more than £490 £375 £382
UK excluding London median daily rate £350 £351 £350
% change year-on-year
-0.35% +0.35%
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 0 0
Median hourly rate - - -
UK excluding London median hourly rate £30.00 £45.00 £30.00
% change year-on-year
-33.33% +50.00%

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
324 265 309
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the West Midlands 13.53% 11.00% 14.38%
Number of daily rates quoted 159 130 144
Median daily rate £375 £338 £325
Median daily rate % change year-on-year
+11.11% +3.84%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £265 £155 £170
10% offered a daily rate of more than £525 £475 £450
UK excluding London median daily rate £370 £368 £350
% change year-on-year
+0.68% +5.00%
Number of hourly rates quoted 15 21 41
Median hourly rate £14.00 £18.00 £26.00
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year
-22.22% -30.76%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £10.60 £12.00 £12.00
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £37.00 £32.00 £40.00
UK excluding London median hourly rate £25.50 £30.00 £24.00
% change year-on-year
-15.00% +25.00%

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 20 January 2017.

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 20 January 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
Birmingham +16 14 £360 -4.00% 2
Shropshire - 5 £475 -
Coventry - 2 £265 -
Warwickshire - 2 £550 -
Smethwick - 1 £360 -
BGP
England

BGP
Top 30 Related IT Skills in the West Midlands

For the 6 months to 20 January 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 West Midlands region with a requirement for BGP.

1 33 (86.84%) Cisco
2 30 (78.95%) Firewall
3 29 (76.32%) OSPF
4 21 (55.26%) Cisco Certification
4 21 (55.26%) Juniper
5 17 (44.74%) WAN
6 15 (39.47%) CheckPoint
6 15 (39.47%) SC Cleared
6 15 (39.47%) Security Cleared
7 14 (36.84%) Cisco Nexus
7 14 (36.84%) CCNP
8 13 (34.21%) LAN
8 13 (34.21%) MPLS
9 12 (31.58%) VPN
9 12 (31.58%) Cisco ASA
9 12 (31.58%) F5
10 11 (28.95%) Fortinet
11 10 (26.32%) F5 BIG-IP LTM
12 9 (23.68%) Data Centre
13 8 (21.05%) Junos
13 8 (21.05%) Network Design
14 7 (18.42%) CCDP
14 7 (18.42%) Network Security
14 7 (18.42%) SolarWinds
14 7 (18.42%) Load Balancing
14 7 (18.42%) Network Management
15 6 (15.79%) BIG-IP
15 6 (15.79%) Microsoft Azure
15 6 (15.79%) CCNA
15 6 (15.79%) BMC

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:

Application Platforms
1 1 (2.63%) SAS
Cloud Services
1 6 (15.79%) Microsoft Azure
2 4 (10.53%) Amazon AWS
Communications & Networking
1 30 (78.95%) Firewall
2 29 (76.32%) OSPF
3 17 (44.74%) WAN
4 14 (36.84%) Cisco Nexus
5 13 (34.21%) LAN
5 13 (34.21%) MPLS
6 12 (31.58%) Cisco ASA
6 12 (31.58%) VPN
7 10 (26.32%) F5 BIG-IP LTM
8 8 (21.05%) Junos
9 7 (18.42%) Network Security
10 6 (15.79%) BIG-IP
11 5 (13.16%) PBX
11 5 (13.16%) Structured Cabling
11 5 (13.16%) Wireless
11 5 (13.16%) X.21
12 4 (10.53%) DNS
12 4 (10.53%) EIGRP
12 4 (10.53%) ISDN
12 4 (10.53%) TCP/IP
Development Applications
1 1 (2.63%) VSS/SourceSafe
General
1 3 (7.89%) Telecoms
2 2 (5.26%) Electronics
Job Titles
1 25 (65.79%) Network Engineer
2 6 (15.79%) Cisco Engineer
2 6 (15.79%) Cisco Network Engineer
3 5 (13.16%) Designer
3 5 (13.16%) Juniper Engineer
3 5 (13.16%) Network Designer
3 5 (13.16%) SC Cleared Network Engineer
4 4 (10.53%) Design Engineer
4 4 (10.53%) Implementation Engineer
4 4 (10.53%) Network Design Engineer
4 4 (10.53%) Network Implementation Engineer
5 3 (7.89%) Principal Engineer
6 2 (5.26%) Consultant
6 2 (5.26%) LAN Engineer
6 2 (5.26%) LAN/WAN Engineer
6 2 (5.26%) Monitoring Specialist
6 2 (5.26%) Network Monitoring Specialist
6 2 (5.26%) Network Specialist
6 2 (5.26%) WAN Engineer
7 1 (2.63%) Principal Consultant
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 6 (15.79%) CSS
2 3 (7.89%) 802.1X
3 2 (5.26%) Middleware
Miscellaneous
1 9 (23.68%) Data Centre
2 3 (7.89%) User Experience
3 2 (5.26%) Analytical Skills
3 2 (5.26%) Computer Science
3 2 (5.26%) Visualisation
4 1 (2.63%) CMDB
4 1 (2.63%) PKI
Operating Systems
1 1 (2.63%) Linux
Processes & Methodologies
1 8 (21.05%) Network Design
2 7 (18.42%) Load Balancing
2 7 (18.42%) Network Management
3 5 (13.16%) Mentoring
3 5 (13.16%) Migration
3 5 (13.16%) Network Monitoring
4 4 (10.53%) Penetration Testing
4 4 (10.53%) Performance Monitoring
5 3 (7.89%) ITIL
5 3 (7.89%) ITIL V3
6 2 (5.26%) Continuous Improvement
6 2 (5.26%) Network Architecture
6 2 (5.26%) Presales
7 1 (2.63%) Application Performance Monitoring
7 1 (2.63%) Capacity Planning
7 1 (2.63%) Coaching
7 1 (2.63%) DevOps
7 1 (2.63%) High Availability
7 1 (2.63%) Kalman Filter
7 1 (2.63%) Server Hardening
Programming Languages
1 1 (2.63%) Bash Shell
1 1 (2.63%) Perl
1 1 (2.63%) Python
1 1 (2.63%) Ruby
Qualifications
1 21 (55.26%) Cisco Certification
2 15 (39.47%) SC Cleared
2 15 (39.47%) Security Cleared
3 14 (36.84%) CCNP
4 7 (18.42%) CCDP
5 6 (15.79%) CCNA
6 4 (10.53%) CCIE
7 2 (5.26%) CCDA
7 2 (5.26%) Degree
System Software
1 1 (2.63%) Firmware
1 1 (2.63%) NFS
Systems Management
1 6 (15.79%) OPNET
2 1 (2.63%) OpenView
Vendors
1 33 (86.84%) Cisco
2 21 (55.26%) Juniper
3 15 (39.47%) CheckPoint
4 12 (31.58%) F5
5 11 (28.95%) Fortinet
6 7 (18.42%) SolarWinds
7 6 (15.79%) BMC
7 6 (15.79%) Nokia
8 5 (13.16%) Riverbed
9 4 (10.53%) Aruba
9 4 (10.53%) Blue Coat
9 4 (10.53%) Oracle
10 2 (5.26%) AirMagnet
10 2 (5.26%) CA
10 2 (5.26%) Palo Alto
11 1 (2.63%) HP
11 1 (2.63%) Intel Security