Period
to 15 October 2018

The following table provides summary statistics for contract job vacancies advertised in Cheshire with a requirement for BGP skills. Included is a benchmarking guide to the contractor rates offered in vacancies that have cited BGP over the 6 months to 15 October 2018 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)
North West > Cheshire
6 months to
15 Oct 2018
Same period 2017 Same period 2016
Rank 87 69 109
Rank change year-on-year -18 +40 -2
Contract jobs citing BGP 11 13 1
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in Cheshire 0.84% 1.04% 0.063%
As % of the Communications & Networking category 6.51% 7.07% 0.41%
Number of daily rates quoted 8 11 1
Cheshire median daily rate £425 £450 £350
Median daily rate % change year-on-year -5.56% +28.57% -8.50%
10th Percentile £376 £313 £325
90th Percentile £460 £500 £375
North West median daily rate £425 £438 £350
% change year-on-year -2.86% +25.00% -8.50%
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 2 0
Cheshire median hourly rate - £67.25 -
North West median hourly rate - £67.25 -

BGP is in the Communications and Computer Networking category. The following table is for comparison with the above and provides summary statistics for all contract job vacancies advertised in Cheshire with a requirement for communications or computer networking skills.

All Communications and Computer Networking Skills
Cheshire
Contract vacancies with a requirement for communications or computer networking skills 169 184 246
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in Cheshire 12.85% 14.66% 15.55%
Number of daily rates quoted 101 140 165
Cheshire median daily rate £390 £375 £425
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +4.00% -11.76% -
10th Percentile £280 £243 £250
90th Percentile £525 £525 £635
North West median daily rate £398 £400 £413
% change year-on-year -0.63% -3.03% +10.00%
Number of hourly rates quoted 14 11 6
Cheshire median hourly rate £17.25 £24.00 £16.33
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year -28.13% +47.01% -3.97%
10th Percentile £13.45 £12.50 £11.25
90th Percentile £42.50 £67.25 £20.63
North West median hourly rate £17.50 £15.85 £16.00
% change year-on-year +10.44% -0.97% -5.44%

BGP
Job Vacancy Trend in Cheshire

Job postings citing BGP as a percentage of all IT jobs advertised in Cheshire.

Job vacancy trend for BGP in Cheshire

BGP
Contractor Daily Rate Trend in Cheshire

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

Contractor daily rate trend for BGP in Cheshire

BGP
Contractor Daily Rate Histogram in Cheshire

The daily rate distribution of IT jobs citing BGP in Cheshire over the 6 months to 15 October 2018.

Contractor daily rate histogram for BGP in Cheshire

BGP
Contractor Hourly Rate Trend in Cheshire

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

Contractor hourly rate trend for BGP in Cheshire

BGP
Contract Job Locations in Cheshire

The table below looks at the demand and provides a guide to the median contractor rates quoted in IT jobs citing BGP within the Cheshire region over the 6 months to 15 October 2018. The 'Rank Change' column provides an indication of the change in demand within each location based on the same 6 month period last year.

Location Rank Change
on Same Period
Last Year
Matching
Contract
IT Job Ads
Median
Daily Rate
Past 6 Months
Median Daily Rate
% Change
on Same Period
Last Year
Live
Job
Vacancies
Macclesfield -3 5 £431 -13.75%
Chester -3 3 £425 +9.68%
Warrington 0 2 £290 -
BGP
North West

For the 6 months to 15 October 2018, IT contractor jobs citing BGP also mentioned the following skills in order of popularity. The figures indicate the absolute number co-occurrences and as a proportion of all contract job ads across the Cheshire region with a requirement for BGP.

1 11 (100.00%) Cisco
1 11 (100.00%) OSPF
2 10 (90.91%) Cisco Certification
2 10 (90.91%) CheckPoint
3 9 (81.82%) WAN
3 9 (81.82%) Firewall
3 9 (81.82%) Network Security
4 8 (72.73%) Cisco ASA
4 8 (72.73%) CCNP
4 8 (72.73%) Cisco Nexus
5 7 (63.64%) Data Centre
5 7 (63.64%) LAN
6 6 (54.55%) WLAN
6 6 (54.55%) CCIE
6 6 (54.55%) Load Balancing
6 6 (54.55%) Cisco IOS
6 6 (54.55%) CCIE Security
6 6 (54.55%) Cisco Firepower
6 6 (54.55%) F5
6 6 (54.55%) NetScaler
7 5 (45.45%) Cisco ISE
7 5 (45.45%) Tufin
7 5 (45.45%) NX-OS
7 5 (45.45%) Stealthwatch
7 5 (45.45%) Palo Alto
7 5 (45.45%) VSS/SourceSafe
8 4 (36.36%) VPN
8 4 (36.36%) EIGRP
9 3 (27.27%) Change Management
9 3 (27.27%) Wireless

BGP
Co-occurring IT Skills in Cheshire 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 11 (100.00%) OSPF
2 9 (81.82%) Firewall
2 9 (81.82%) Network Security
2 9 (81.82%) WAN
3 8 (72.73%) Cisco ASA
3 8 (72.73%) Cisco Nexus
4 7 (63.64%) LAN
5 6 (54.55%) Cisco Firepower
5 6 (54.55%) Cisco IOS
5 6 (54.55%) NetScaler
5 6 (54.55%) WLAN
6 5 (45.45%) Cisco ISE
6 5 (45.45%) NX-OS
7 4 (36.36%) EIGRP
7 4 (36.36%) VPN
8 3 (27.27%) Wireless
9 2 (18.18%) DMZ
9 2 (18.18%) Ethernet
9 2 (18.18%) MPLS
9 2 (18.18%) TCP/IP
Development Applications
1 5 (45.45%) VSS/SourceSafe
Job Titles
1 11 (100.00%) Network Engineer
2 8 (72.73%) Network Security Engineer
2 8 (72.73%) Security Engineer
3 2 (18.18%) Data Engineer
3 2 (18.18%) Data Network Engineer
4 1 (9.09%) Cisco Engineer
4 1 (9.09%) Cisco Network Engineer
4 1 (9.09%) Senior Network Engineer
Miscellaneous
1 7 (63.64%) Data Centre
2 3 (27.27%) Analytical Skills
3 1 (9.09%) Driving Licence
Processes & Methodologies
1 6 (54.55%) Load Balancing
2 3 (27.27%) Change Management
2 3 (27.27%) ITIL
3 2 (18.18%) Network Design
4 1 (9.09%) Low Latency
Qualifications
1 10 (90.91%) Cisco Certification
2 8 (72.73%) CCNP
3 6 (54.55%) CCIE
3 6 (54.55%) CCIE Security
4 3 (27.27%) ITIL Certification
5 2 (18.18%) CCNA
5 2 (18.18%) Degree
Systems Management
1 5 (45.45%) Stealthwatch
Vendors
1 11 (100.00%) Cisco
2 10 (90.91%) CheckPoint
3 6 (54.55%) F5
4 5 (45.45%) Palo Alto
4 5 (45.45%) Tufin
5 3 (27.27%) Fortinet
5 3 (27.27%) Juniper