The following table provides summary statistics for contract job vacancies advertised in Birmingham with a requirement for BGP skills. Included is a benchmarking guide to the contractor rates offered in vacancies that have cited BGP over the 3 months to 22 June 2017 with a comparison to the same period in the previous 2 years.

Note that daily and hourly rates are treated separately in these statistics. When calculating contractor rate percentiles, daily rates are never derived from quoted hourly rates or vice versa.

Border Gateway Protocol (BGP)
West Midlands / Birmingham
3 months to
22 Jun 2017
Same period 2016 Same period 2015
Rank 54 59 28
Rank change year-on-year +5 -31  
Contract jobs citing BGP 1 9 42
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in Birmingham 0.16% 1.10% 5.36%
As % of the Communications & Networking category 1.20% 7.38% 28.77%
Number of daily rates quoted 1 8 28
Median daily rate £325 £370 £325
Median daily rate % change year-on-year -12.16% +13.84%  
UK excluding London median daily rate £402 £363 £340
% change year-on-year +10.75% +6.61%  
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 0 0
Median hourly rate - - -
UK excluding London median hourly rate £33.00 £47.83 £35.00
% change year-on-year -31.00% +36.65%  

BGP is in the communications and computer networking skills category. The next table is for comparison with the above and provides summary statistics for all contract job vacancies advertised in Birmingham with a requirement for communications and computer networking skills.

Contract Communications & Computer Network Skills
Birmingham
Contract job vacancies with a requirement for communications and computer networking skills 83 122 146
As % of all contract IT job vacancies advertised in Birmingham 13.50% 14.90% 18.65%
Number of daily rates quoted 58 79 88
Median daily rate £400 £350 £325
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +14.28% +7.69%  
90% offered a daily rate of more than £310 £200 £266
10% offered a daily rate of more than £475 £463 £425
UK excluding London median daily rate £375 £365 £347
% change year-on-year +2.73% +5.04%  
Number of hourly rates quoted 5 6 9
Median hourly rate £11.50 £12.50 £26.50
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year -8.00% -52.83%  
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £10.00 £11.80 £15.00
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £37.39 £13.55 £30.00
UK excluding London median hourly rate £27.50 £32.50 £26.00
% change year-on-year -15.38% +25.00%  

BGP
Job Vacancy Trend in Birmingham

The job posting trend of jobs advertised in Birmingham citing BGP as a proportion of all contract or permanent IT jobs with a match in the Communications & Networking category.

Job vacancy trend for BGP in Birmingham

BGP
Contractor Daily Rate Trend in Birmingham

This chart provides the 3-month moving average for daily rates quoted in contract jobs citing BGP in Birmingham.

Contractor daily rate trend for BGP in Birmingham

BGP
Contractor Hourly Rate Trend in Birmingham

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

Contractor hourly rate trend for BGP in Birmingham

For the 6 months to 22 June 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 Birmingham region with a requirement for BGP.

1 9 (100.00%) OSPF
1 9 (100.00%) Firewall
2 8 (88.89%) Cisco Certification
3 7 (77.78%) CCNP
3 7 (77.78%) WAN
3 7 (77.78%) Cisco
4 6 (66.67%) EIGRP
5 5 (55.56%) Wireless
6 4 (44.44%) Cisco Nexus
6 4 (44.44%) VPN
6 4 (44.44%) Cisco ASA
6 4 (44.44%) F5
7 3 (33.33%) DMVPN
7 3 (33.33%) Network Security
7 3 (33.33%) Cisco Wireless
7 3 (33.33%) RIP
7 3 (33.33%) LAN
7 3 (33.33%) MPLS
7 3 (33.33%) CCNA
7 3 (33.33%) CheckPoint
7 3 (33.33%) Load Balancing
7 3 (33.33%) Riverbed
7 3 (33.33%) Network Design
7 3 (33.33%) Finance
8 2 (22.22%) Migration
8 2 (22.22%) Frame Relay
8 2 (22.22%) Electronics
8 2 (22.22%) Telecoms
8 2 (22.22%) VLAN
8 2 (22.22%) Wi-Fi

BGP
Co-occurring IT Skills in Birmingham 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:

Communications & Networking
1 9 (100.00%) Firewall
1 9 (100.00%) OSPF
2 7 (77.78%) WAN
3 6 (66.67%) EIGRP
4 5 (55.56%) Wireless
5 4 (44.44%) Cisco ASA
5 4 (44.44%) Cisco Nexus
5 4 (44.44%) VPN
6 3 (33.33%) Cisco Wireless
6 3 (33.33%) DMVPN
6 3 (33.33%) LAN
6 3 (33.33%) MPLS
6 3 (33.33%) Network Security
6 3 (33.33%) RIP
7 2 (22.22%) 802.11
7 2 (22.22%) Frame Relay
7 2 (22.22%) Junos
7 2 (22.22%) VLAN
7 2 (22.22%) Wi-Fi
7 2 (22.22%) WLAN
General
1 3 (33.33%) Finance
2 2 (22.22%) Electronics
2 2 (22.22%) Telecoms
Job Titles
1 7 (77.78%) Network Engineer
2 4 (44.44%) Cisco Engineer
2 4 (44.44%) Cisco Network Engineer
3 2 (22.22%) Migration Engineer
4 1 (11.11%) Analyst
4 1 (11.11%) Juniper Engineer
4 1 (11.11%) LAN Engineer
4 1 (11.11%) LAN/WAN Engineer
4 1 (11.11%) Network Analyst
4 1 (11.11%) Network Design Analyst
4 1 (11.11%) WAN Engineer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 2 (22.22%) 802.1X
Miscellaneous
1 2 (22.22%) Computer Science
1 2 (22.22%) Data Centre
Operating Systems
1 1 (11.11%) Linux
1 1 (11.11%) Windows
Processes & Methodologies
1 3 (33.33%) Load Balancing
1 3 (33.33%) Network Design
2 2 (22.22%) Customer Requirements
2 2 (22.22%) Migration
2 2 (22.22%) Presales
3 1 (11.11%) Capacity Planning
3 1 (11.11%) DevOps
3 1 (11.11%) High-Frequency Trading
3 1 (11.11%) ITIL
3 1 (11.11%) Network Management
3 1 (11.11%) Performance Tuning
3 1 (11.11%) PRINCE
Programming Languages
1 1 (11.11%) Bash Shell
1 1 (11.11%) Perl
1 1 (11.11%) Python
1 1 (11.11%) Ruby
Qualifications
1 8 (88.89%) Cisco Certification
2 7 (77.78%) CCNP
3 3 (33.33%) CCNA
4 2 (22.22%) CCDA
4 2 (22.22%) CCDP
4 2 (22.22%) CCIE
4 2 (22.22%) Computer Science Degree
4 2 (22.22%) Degree
5 1 (11.11%) CCIP
System Software
1 1 (11.11%) VMware ESXi
Vendors
1 7 (77.78%) Cisco
2 4 (44.44%) F5
3 3 (33.33%) CheckPoint
3 3 (33.33%) Riverbed
4 2 (22.22%) AirMagnet
4 2 (22.22%) CA
4 2 (22.22%) Juniper
5 1 (11.11%) VMware