Period
to 22 May 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 22 May 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
22 May 2018
Same period 2017 Same period 2016
Rank 88 72 111
Rank change year-on-year -16 +39 -4
Contract jobs citing BGP 5 9 9
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in Cheshire 0.39% 0.83% 0.46%
As % of the Communications & Networking category 3.01% 5.66% 2.41%
Number of daily rates quoted 5 7 7
Cheshire median daily rate £425 £338 £600
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +25.93% -43.75% -
North West median daily rate £450 £343 £356
% change year-on-year +31.10% -3.65% -10.94%
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 166 159 373
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in Cheshire 12.88% 14.59% 18.99%
Number of daily rates quoted 77 93 234
Cheshire median daily rate £375 £388 £425
Median daily rate % change year-on-year -3.23% -8.82% +6.25%
10th Percentile £203 £221 £263
90th Percentile £541 £530 £575
North West median daily rate £400 £400 £414
% change year-on-year - -3.38% +10.40%
Number of hourly rates quoted 16 26 14
Cheshire median hourly rate £18.25 £16.50 £23.75
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year +10.61% -30.53% +31.94%
10th Percentile £11.40 £10.88 £15.92
90th Percentile £40.63 £65.00 £37.50
North West median hourly rate £17.00 £15.50 £21.00
% change year-on-year +9.68% -26.19% +15.83%

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 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 22 May 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
Chester -2 5 £425 +9.68%
BGP
North West

For the 6 months to 22 May 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 5 (100.00%) OSPF
2 4 (80.00%) Cisco Certification
2 4 (80.00%) Cisco
3 3 (60.00%) ITIL
3 3 (60.00%) WAN
3 3 (60.00%) VPN
3 3 (60.00%) ITIL Certification
3 3 (60.00%) Juniper
3 3 (60.00%) CheckPoint
3 3 (60.00%) EIGRP
3 3 (60.00%) Change Management
3 3 (60.00%) Firewall
3 3 (60.00%) Fortinet
3 3 (60.00%) Network Security
3 3 (60.00%) Analytical Skills
4 2 (40.00%) Server Patching
4 2 (40.00%) 802.1X
4 2 (40.00%) Digital Signage
4 2 (40.00%) Data Quality
4 2 (40.00%) Cisco Nexus
4 2 (40.00%) HSRP
4 2 (40.00%) Analytics
4 2 (40.00%) Enterprise Software
4 2 (40.00%) IPsec
4 2 (40.00%) Migration
4 2 (40.00%) Business Continuity
4 2 (40.00%) GIS
4 2 (40.00%) 802.11
4 2 (40.00%) DMZ
4 2 (40.00%) ERP

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 5 (100.00%) OSPF
2 3 (60.00%) EIGRP
2 3 (60.00%) Firewall
2 3 (60.00%) Network Security
2 3 (60.00%) VPN
2 3 (60.00%) WAN
3 2 (40.00%) 802.11
3 2 (40.00%) Cisco Nexus
3 2 (40.00%) DMZ
3 2 (40.00%) HSRP
3 2 (40.00%) IPsec
4 1 (20.00%) Internet
4 1 (20.00%) LAN
4 1 (20.00%) MPLS
4 1 (20.00%) Multicast
Database & Business Intelligence
1 2 (40.00%) GIS
Job Titles
1 3 (60.00%) Network Engineer
1 3 (60.00%) Network Security Engineer
1 3 (60.00%) Security Engineer
2 2 (40.00%) Administrator
2 2 (40.00%) Data Engineer
2 2 (40.00%) Data Network Engineer
2 2 (40.00%) Network Administrator
2 2 (40.00%) Systems Administrator
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 2 (40.00%) 802.1X
Miscellaneous
1 3 (60.00%) Analytical Skills
2 2 (40.00%) Digital Signage
2 2 (40.00%) Enterprise Software
3 1 (20.00%) Data Centre
Processes & Methodologies
1 3 (60.00%) Change Management
1 3 (60.00%) ITIL
2 2 (40.00%) Analytics
2 2 (40.00%) Business Continuity
2 2 (40.00%) ERP
2 2 (40.00%) Migration
2 2 (40.00%) Server Patching
3 1 (20.00%) Low Latency
Qualifications
1 4 (80.00%) Cisco Certification
2 3 (60.00%) ITIL Certification
3 2 (40.00%) CCIE
3 2 (40.00%) CCNP
3 2 (40.00%) CISSP
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 2 (40.00%) Data Quality
Vendors
1 4 (80.00%) Cisco
2 3 (60.00%) CheckPoint
2 3 (60.00%) Fortinet
2 3 (60.00%) Juniper