The following table provides summary statistics for contract job vacancies advertised in Bristol 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 24 April 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)
South West / Bristol
3 months to
24 Apr 2017
Same period 2016 Same period 2015
Rank 63 - 61
Rank change year-on-year - 0  
Contract jobs citing BGP 4 0 8
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in Bristol 0.48% - 0.90%
As % of the Communications & Networking category 2.63% - 7.41%
Number of daily rates quoted 3 0 7
Median daily rate £370 - £360
90% offered a daily rate of more than £334 - £340
10% offered a daily rate of more than £394 - £435
UK excluding London median daily rate £394 £363 £350
% change year-on-year +8.62% +3.57%  
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 0 0
Median hourly rate - - -
UK excluding London median hourly rate £13.50 £45.50 £40.00
% change year-on-year -70.32% +13.75%  

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 Bristol with a requirement for communications and computer networking skills.

Contract Communications & Computer Network Skills
Bristol
Contract job vacancies with a requirement for communications and computer networking skills 152 144 108
As % of all contract IT job vacancies advertised in Bristol 18.42% 15.75% 12.19%
Number of daily rates quoted 100 110 64
Median daily rate £370 £370 £360
Median daily rate % change year-on-year - +2.77%  
90% offered a daily rate of more than £263 £293 £292
10% offered a daily rate of more than £575 £493 £450
UK excluding London median daily rate £384 £363 £340
% change year-on-year +5.86% +6.61%  
Number of hourly rates quoted 2 2 4
Median hourly rate £23.63 £9.00 £32.38
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year +162.50% -72.20%  
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £13.33 £9.00 £12.73
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £33.93 £9.00 £43.41
UK excluding London median hourly rate £23.95 £35.00 £30.00
% change year-on-year -31.57% +16.66%  

BGP
Job Vacancy Trend in Bristol

The job posting trend of jobs advertised in Bristol 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 Bristol

BGP
Contractor Daily Rate Trend in Bristol

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

Contractor daily rate trend for BGP in Bristol

BGP
Contractor Hourly Rate Trend in Bristol

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

Contractor hourly rate trend for BGP in Bristol

For the 6 months to 24 April 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 Bristol region with a requirement for BGP.

1 6 (100.00%) OSPF
2 5 (83.33%) HP
3 4 (66.67%) Cisco
3 4 (66.67%) MPLS
3 4 (66.67%) Firewall
4 3 (50.00%) Wireless
4 3 (50.00%) CheckPoint
4 3 (50.00%) VPN
4 3 (50.00%) Cisco ASA
4 3 (50.00%) Unified Communications
5 2 (33.33%) SolarWinds
5 2 (33.33%) HP Quality Center
5 2 (33.33%) Cisco Nexus
5 2 (33.33%) HSRP
5 2 (33.33%) Resilience Testing
5 2 (33.33%) Spanning Tree
5 2 (33.33%) Operational Acceptance Testing
5 2 (33.33%) Data Centre
5 2 (33.33%) FWSM
5 2 (33.33%) Test Strategy
5 2 (33.33%) Network Management
5 2 (33.33%) Test Scripting
5 2 (33.33%) Cisco IPT
5 2 (33.33%) JIRA
5 2 (33.33%) IronPort
5 2 (33.33%) User Acceptance Testing
5 2 (33.33%) Stress Testing
5 2 (33.33%) Finance
5 2 (33.33%) IP Telephony
5 2 (33.33%) Blue Coat

BGP
Co-occurring IT Skills in Bristol 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:

Cloud Services
1 1 (16.67%) Office 365
Communications & Networking
1 6 (100.00%) OSPF
2 4 (66.67%) Firewall
2 4 (66.67%) MPLS
3 3 (50.00%) Cisco ASA
3 3 (50.00%) Unified Communications
3 3 (50.00%) VPN
3 3 (50.00%) Wireless
4 2 (33.33%) Cisco IPT
4 2 (33.33%) Cisco Nexus
4 2 (33.33%) FWSM
4 2 (33.33%) HSRP
4 2 (33.33%) IP Telephony
4 2 (33.33%) PPP
4 2 (33.33%) Spanning Tree
5 1 (16.67%) DHCP
5 1 (16.67%) DNS
5 1 (16.67%) IPsec
5 1 (16.67%) LAN
5 1 (16.67%) VoIP
5 1 (16.67%) WAN
Development Applications
1 2 (33.33%) JIRA
General
1 2 (33.33%) Finance
2 1 (16.67%) Multimedia
2 1 (16.67%) Telecoms
Job Titles
1 2 (33.33%) Analyst
1 2 (33.33%) Network Analyst
1 2 (33.33%) Senior Analyst
1 2 (33.33%) Senior Network Analyst
2 1 (16.67%) 3rd Line Engineer
2 1 (16.67%) 3rd Line Network Engineer
2 1 (16.67%) Juniper Engineer
2 1 (16.67%) Migration Manager
2 1 (16.67%) Network Engineer
2 1 (16.67%) Network Security Engineer
2 1 (16.67%) Security Engineer
2 1 (16.67%) Telephony Manager
2 1 (16.67%) Test Leader
2 1 (16.67%) Test Manager
2 1 (16.67%) Unified Communications Manager
Miscellaneous
1 2 (33.33%) Data Centre
2 1 (16.67%) CESG
Processes & Methodologies
1 2 (33.33%) Automated Testing
1 2 (33.33%) Network Management
1 2 (33.33%) Operational Acceptance Testing
1 2 (33.33%) Resilience Testing
1 2 (33.33%) Stress Testing
1 2 (33.33%) Test Scripting
1 2 (33.33%) Test Strategy
1 2 (33.33%) User Acceptance Testing
2 1 (16.67%) Cost-Benefit Analysis
2 1 (16.67%) High Availability
2 1 (16.67%) Migration
2 1 (16.67%) Project Planning
2 1 (16.67%) Test Management
Qualifications
1 1 (16.67%) CCDP
1 1 (16.67%) CCNA
1 1 (16.67%) CCNP
1 1 (16.67%) Cisco Certification
1 1 (16.67%) JNCIA
1 1 (16.67%) JNCIP
Systems Management
1 2 (33.33%) Cisco Prime
1 2 (33.33%) HP Quality Center
Vendors
1 5 (83.33%) HP
2 4 (66.67%) Cisco
3 3 (50.00%) CheckPoint
4 2 (33.33%) Blue Coat
4 2 (33.33%) CA
4 2 (33.33%) IBM
4 2 (33.33%) IronPort
4 2 (33.33%) Juniper
4 2 (33.33%) Nokia
4 2 (33.33%) SolarWinds
5 1 (16.67%) Dell