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 6 May 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
6 May 2016
Same period 2015 Same period 2014
Border Gateway Protocol (BGP)
Rank 114 82 116
Rank change year-on-year
-32 +34
Contract jobs citing BGP 27 48 2
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the West Midlands 0.94% 1.79% 0.085%
As % of the Communications & Networking category 7.11% 10.93% 0.70%
Number of daily rates quoted 14 34 2
Median daily rate £380 £328 £400
Median daily rate % change year-on-year
+16.03% -18.12%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £338 £300 £360
10% offered a daily rate of more than £485 £428 £440
UK excluding London median daily rate £363 £350 £400
% change year-on-year
+3.57% -12.50%
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 0 0
Median hourly rate - - -
UK excluding London median hourly rate £46.92 £40.00 -
% change year-on-year
+17.28% -
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
380 439 284
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the West Midlands 13.26% 16.39% 12.03%
Number of daily rates quoted 184 236 114
Median daily rate £370 £340 £325
Median daily rate % change year-on-year
+8.82% +4.61%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £208 £260 £182
10% offered a daily rate of more than £488 £475 £450
UK excluding London median daily rate £370 £345 £328
% change year-on-year
+7.24% +5.34%
Number of hourly rates quoted 18 43 23
Median hourly rate £14.50 £26.00 £15.93
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year
-44.23% +63.26%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £11.20 £10.00 £10.50
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £31.40 £40.00 £37.50
UK excluding London median hourly rate £34.50 £28.00 £20.00
% change year-on-year
+23.21% +40.00%

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 6 May 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 6 May 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
Solihull - 9 - - 3
Birmingham -32 7 £370 +13.84%
Staffordshire - 4 £475 -
Shropshire -35 3 £358 -20.55%
Worcestershire -4 2 £380 +68.88%
BGP
England

BGP
Top 30 Related IT Skills in the West Midlands

For the 6 months to 6 May 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 30 (85.71%) Cisco Certification
2 27 (77.14%) Cisco
3 26 (74.29%) WAN
4 25 (71.43%) CCNP
5 21 (60.00%) VPN
5 21 (60.00%) LAN
6 19 (54.29%) Juniper
6 19 (54.29%) SC Cleared
6 19 (54.29%) Security Cleared
7 18 (51.43%) CCDP
8 17 (48.57%) Migration
9 15 (42.86%) Structured Cabling
10 14 (40.00%) MPLS
10 14 (40.00%) OSPF
11 13 (37.14%) JNCIA
12 12 (34.29%) Firewall
13 10 (28.57%) Cisco ASA
14 9 (25.71%) Cisco IOS
14 9 (25.71%) Cisco Nexus
14 9 (25.71%) X.21
14 9 (25.71%) PBX
15 7 (20.00%) VLAN
15 7 (20.00%) Network Design
15 7 (20.00%) CheckPoint
15 7 (20.00%) F5
16 6 (17.14%) Data Centre
16 6 (17.14%) EIGRP
16 6 (17.14%) CCNA
16 6 (17.14%) CCIE
17 5 (14.29%) 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 3 (8.57%) MS Visio
2 2 (5.71%) MS Excel
2 2 (5.71%) MS Office
Communications & Networking
1 26 (74.29%) WAN
2 21 (60.00%) LAN
2 21 (60.00%) VPN
3 15 (42.86%) Structured Cabling
4 14 (40.00%) MPLS
4 14 (40.00%) OSPF
5 12 (34.29%) Firewall
6 10 (28.57%) Cisco ASA
7 9 (25.71%) Cisco IOS
7 9 (25.71%) Cisco Nexus
7 9 (25.71%) PBX
7 9 (25.71%) X.21
8 7 (20.00%) VLAN
9 6 (17.14%) EIGRP
10 5 (14.29%) BIG-IP
10 5 (14.29%) Wireless
11 4 (11.43%) IOS XR
11 4 (11.43%) NetScaler
11 4 (11.43%) NGN
11 4 (11.43%) VoIP
Development Applications
1 2 (5.71%) VSS/SourceSafe
General
1 4 (11.43%) Telecoms
Job Titles
1 16 (45.71%) Network Engineer
2 13 (37.14%) Designer
2 13 (37.14%) Network Designer
3 8 (22.86%) Design Engineer
4 7 (20.00%) Network Design Engineer
5 6 (17.14%) Cisco Engineer
6 5 (14.29%) Cisco Network Engineer
7 4 (11.43%) SC Cleared Network Engineer
8 3 (8.57%) Cisco Consultant
8 3 (8.57%) Cisco Design Engineer
8 3 (8.57%) Consultant
8 3 (8.57%) Implementation Engineer
8 3 (8.57%) Network Implementation Engineer
8 3 (8.57%) Network Specialist
9 2 (5.71%) Cisco Network Consultant
9 2 (5.71%) Cisco Network Design Engineer
9 2 (5.71%) Cisco Support
9 2 (5.71%) Senior Cisco Engineer
9 2 (5.71%) Senior Cisco Network Engineer
9 2 (5.71%) Senior Network Engineer
Miscellaneous
1 6 (17.14%) Data Centre
Processes & Methodologies
1 17 (48.57%) Migration
2 7 (20.00%) Network Design
3 4 (11.43%) Change Management
3 4 (11.43%) Mentoring
4 3 (8.57%) Capacity Planning
4 3 (8.57%) Disaster Recovery
4 3 (8.57%) ITIL
5 2 (5.71%) System Testing
6 1 (2.86%) Load Balancing
6 1 (2.86%) Network Management
Programming Languages
1 2 (5.71%) PowerShell
1 2 (5.71%) Python
1 2 (5.71%) Tcl
Qualifications
1 30 (85.71%) Cisco Certification
2 25 (71.43%) CCNP
3 19 (54.29%) SC Cleared
3 19 (54.29%) Security Cleared
4 18 (51.43%) CCDP
5 13 (37.14%) JNCIA
6 6 (17.14%) CCIE
6 6 (17.14%) CCNA
7 3 (8.57%) CCDA
8 2 (5.71%) JNCIP
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 2 (5.71%) ISO/IEC 27001
System Software
1 2 (5.71%) Hyper-V
1 2 (5.71%) VMware Infrastructure
Systems Management
1 4 (11.43%) Cisco Prime
1 4 (11.43%) FortiGate
2 3 (8.57%) Cisco CUCM
2 3 (8.57%) CiscoWorks
3 2 (5.71%) Nagios
Vendors
1 27 (77.14%) Cisco
2 19 (54.29%) Juniper
3 7 (20.00%) CheckPoint
3 7 (20.00%) F5
4 3 (8.57%) Fortinet
4 3 (8.57%) Nokia
5 2 (5.71%) Aruba
5 2 (5.71%) Avaya
5 2 (5.71%) Microsoft
5 2 (5.71%) Palo Alto
5 2 (5.71%) SolarWinds
5 2 (5.71%) VMware
6 1 (2.86%) BT
6 1 (2.86%) Fujitsu