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 29 July 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
29 Jul 2016
Same period 2015 Same period 2014
Border Gateway Protocol (BGP)
Rank 105 104 111
Rank change year-on-year
-1 +7
Contract jobs citing BGP 37 14 15
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the West Midlands 1.17% 0.58% 0.62%
As % of the Communications & Networking category 8.30% 5.11% 4.04%
Number of daily rates quoted 16 10 6
Median daily rate £344 £315 £304
Median daily rate % change year-on-year
+9.12% +3.70%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £278 £297 £263
10% offered a daily rate of more than £481 £332 £439
UK excluding London median daily rate £350 £363 £350
% change year-on-year
-3.44% +3.57%
Number of hourly rates quoted 2 0 0
Median hourly rate £45.50 - -
UK excluding London median hourly rate £46.92 £47.83 £40.00
% change year-on-year
-1.91% +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 West Midlands region.

Communications & Networking Category
West Midlands
Contract IT job ads with a match in the
Communications & Networking category
446 274 371
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the West Midlands 14.15% 11.42% 15.30%
Number of daily rates quoted 243 147 176
Median daily rate £350 £320 £313
Median daily rate % change year-on-year
+9.37% +2.40%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £222 £222 £155
10% offered a daily rate of more than £500 £468 £450
UK excluding London median daily rate £365 £350 £335
% change year-on-year
+4.28% +4.47%
Number of hourly rates quoted 24 31 30
Median hourly rate £36.00 £19.00 £18.00
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year
+89.47% +5.55%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £13.00 £12.35 £10.10
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £46.00 £43.78 £35.00
UK excluding London median hourly rate £32.50 £21.53 £20.00
% change year-on-year
+50.98% +7.62%

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 29 July 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 29 July 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 - 11 £388 -
Staffordshire - 7 £325 -
Birmingham -17 6 £338 +6.29%
Solihull -12 2 £270 -10.00%
Worcestershire - 2 £350 -
BGP
England

BGP
Top 30 Related IT Skills in the West Midlands

For the 6 months to 29 July 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 54 (84.38%) Cisco
2 44 (68.75%) OSPF
3 43 (67.19%) Cisco Certification
3 43 (67.19%) Juniper
4 40 (62.50%) Firewall
5 37 (57.81%) CCNP
6 33 (51.56%) CheckPoint
7 30 (46.88%) Cisco Nexus
8 29 (45.31%) VPN
9 27 (42.19%) WAN
10 25 (39.06%) Security Cleared
10 25 (39.06%) F5
11 24 (37.50%) LAN
12 23 (35.94%) SC Cleared
13 21 (32.81%) SolarWinds
13 21 (32.81%) Fortinet
13 21 (32.81%) BIG-IP
14 20 (31.25%) CCDP
14 20 (31.25%) Nokia
14 20 (31.25%) F5 BIG-IP LTM
15 19 (29.69%) Cisco ASA
15 19 (29.69%) Load Balancing
16 17 (26.56%) Migration
16 17 (26.56%) CSS
16 17 (26.56%) Riverbed
17 16 (25.00%) BMC
17 16 (25.00%) OPNET
18 15 (23.44%) MPLS
18 15 (23.44%) ITIL
19 14 (21.88%) CCNA

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 (9.38%) MS Visio
2 4 (6.25%) MS Excel
3 3 (4.69%) MS Office
Communications & Networking
1 44 (68.75%) OSPF
2 40 (62.50%) Firewall
3 30 (46.88%) Cisco Nexus
4 29 (45.31%) VPN
5 27 (42.19%) WAN
6 24 (37.50%) LAN
7 21 (32.81%) BIG-IP
8 20 (31.25%) F5 BIG-IP LTM
9 19 (29.69%) Cisco ASA
10 15 (23.44%) MPLS
11 14 (21.88%) Cisco IOS
12 13 (20.31%) Structured Cabling
12 13 (20.31%) Wireless
13 11 (17.19%) VLAN
13 11 (17.19%) VoIP
14 10 (15.63%) EIGRP
15 8 (12.50%) Network Security
15 8 (12.50%) PBX
15 8 (12.50%) TCP/IP
15 8 (12.50%) X.21
Development Applications
1 4 (6.25%) VSS/SourceSafe
General
1 4 (6.25%) Telecoms
2 1 (1.56%) Finance
Job Titles
1 29 (45.31%) Network Engineer
2 14 (21.88%) Cisco Engineer
3 13 (20.31%) Cisco Network Engineer
4 12 (18.75%) Designer
4 12 (18.75%) Network Designer
5 10 (15.63%) Network Specialist
6 9 (14.06%) Design Engineer
7 8 (12.50%) Network Design Engineer
8 7 (10.94%) Monitoring Specialist
8 7 (10.94%) Network Monitoring Specialist
9 6 (9.38%) Monitoring Engineer
9 6 (9.38%) Network Monitoring Engineer
10 4 (6.25%) Implementation Engineer
10 4 (6.25%) Network Implementation Engineer
10 4 (6.25%) SC Cleared Network Engineer
10 4 (6.25%) Senior Network Engineer
11 3 (4.69%) Administrator
11 3 (4.69%) Cisco Design Engineer
11 3 (4.69%) Cisco Support
11 3 (4.69%) Network Administrator
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 17 (26.56%) CSS
2 5 (7.81%) Middleware
3 2 (3.13%) 802.1X
Miscellaneous
1 14 (21.88%) Data Centre
2 12 (18.75%) User Experience
3 8 (12.50%) Visualisation
4 3 (4.69%) CESG
5 1 (1.56%) CMDB
Operating Systems
1 2 (3.13%) Windows
1 2 (3.13%) Windows Server
Processes & Methodologies
1 19 (29.69%) Load Balancing
2 17 (26.56%) Migration
3 15 (23.44%) ITIL
4 14 (21.88%) Network Management
5 13 (20.31%) Network Monitoring
6 12 (18.75%) ITIL V3
6 12 (18.75%) Network Architecture
6 12 (18.75%) Network Design
7 9 (14.06%) Performance Monitoring
8 8 (12.50%) Continuous Improvement
9 6 (9.38%) Change Management
9 6 (9.38%) Mentoring
10 4 (6.25%) System Testing
11 3 (4.69%) Capacity Planning
11 3 (4.69%) Cost-Benefit Analysis
11 3 (4.69%) Disaster Recovery
11 3 (4.69%) Project Planning
12 2 (3.13%) Change Control
12 2 (3.13%) Matrix Organization
12 2 (3.13%) Network Planning
Programming Languages
1 2 (3.13%) PowerShell
1 2 (3.13%) Python
1 2 (3.13%) Shell Script
1 2 (3.13%) Tcl
Qualifications
1 43 (67.19%) Cisco Certification
2 37 (57.81%) CCNP
3 25 (39.06%) Security Cleared
4 23 (35.94%) SC Cleared
5 20 (31.25%) CCDP
6 14 (21.88%) CCNA
6 14 (21.88%) JNCIA
7 8 (12.50%) CCIE
7 8 (12.50%) JNCIP
8 3 (4.69%) CCDA
9 1 (1.56%) CCSE
9 1 (1.56%) JNCIE
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 4 (6.25%) ISO/IEC 27001
2 1 (1.56%) SLA
System Software
1 2 (3.13%) Hyper-V
1 2 (3.13%) VMware Infrastructure
Systems Management
1 16 (25.00%) OPNET
2 11 (17.19%) Cisco Prime
3 5 (7.81%) Nagios
4 4 (6.25%) FortiGate
5 3 (4.69%) Cisco CUCM
6 1 (1.56%) Cacti
6 1 (1.56%) OpenView
6 1 (1.56%) SmokePing
Vendors
1 54 (84.38%) Cisco
2 43 (67.19%) Juniper
3 33 (51.56%) CheckPoint
4 25 (39.06%) F5
5 21 (32.81%) Fortinet
5 21 (32.81%) SolarWinds
6 20 (31.25%) Nokia
7 17 (26.56%) Riverbed
8 16 (25.00%) BMC
9 4 (6.25%) HP
9 4 (6.25%) Microsoft
10 3 (4.69%) Aruba
10 3 (4.69%) Dell
10 3 (4.69%) Intel Security
10 3 (4.69%) Palo Alto
11 2 (3.13%) Avaya
11 2 (3.13%) Brocade
11 2 (3.13%) BT
11 2 (3.13%) Fujitsu
11 2 (3.13%) VMware