Period
to 20 November 2017

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 20 November 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)
North West > Cheshire
6 months to
20 Nov 2017
Same period 2016 Same period 2015
Rank 80 96 109
Rank change year-on-year +16 +13 -19
Contract jobs citing BGP 10 1 4
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in Cheshire 0.75% 0.069% 0.19%
As % of the Communications & Networking category 5.29% 0.43% 1.34%
Number of daily rates quoted 10 1 2
Cheshire median daily rate £450 £350 £383
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +28.57% -8.50% +36.61%
10th Percentile £313 £325 £365
90th Percentile £500 £375 £390
North West median daily rate £450 £350 £395
% change year-on-year +28.57% -11.39% +16.18%
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 0 0
Cheshire median hourly rate - - -
North West median hourly rate - - -

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 189 232 299
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in Cheshire 14.18% 15.95% 14.29%
Number of daily rates quoted 143 147 201
Cheshire median daily rate £375 £425 £425
Median daily rate % change year-on-year -11.76% - +16.84%
10th Percentile £225 £244 £225
90th Percentile £525 £675 £550
North West median daily rate £388 £410 £375
% change year-on-year -5.49% +9.33% +15.38%
Number of hourly rates quoted 8 9 35
Cheshire median hourly rate £13.00 £18.00 £17.33
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year -27.78% +3.87% -8.79%
10th Percentile £12.11 £11.25 £12.41
90th Percentile £20.93 £52.75 £21.75
North West median hourly rate £16.00 £16.00 £17.00
% change year-on-year - -5.88% -10.53%

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 20 November 2017.

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 20 November 2017. 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 - 5 £388 -
Macclesfield - 3 £500 -
BGP
North West

For the 6 months to 20 November 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 Cheshire region with a requirement for BGP.

1 10 (100.00%) LAN
1 10 (100.00%) WAN
1 10 (100.00%) Cisco
1 10 (100.00%) Firewall
2 8 (80.00%) OSPF
3 7 (70.00%) Load Balancing
3 7 (70.00%) Data Centre
4 6 (60.00%) Network Security
4 6 (60.00%) EIGRP
5 5 (50.00%) CCNP
5 5 (50.00%) Cisco Certification
5 5 (50.00%) Cisco Nexus
6 4 (40.00%) CheckPoint
6 4 (40.00%) VPN
7 3 (30.00%) DNS
7 3 (30.00%) ITIL Certification
7 3 (30.00%) WLAN
7 3 (30.00%) CCDP
7 3 (30.00%) VSS/SourceSafe
7 3 (30.00%) ITIL
7 3 (30.00%) Wireless
7 3 (30.00%) Cisco ASA
7 3 (30.00%) Cisco IOS
7 3 (30.00%) Network Design
8 2 (20.00%) Fortinet
8 2 (20.00%) Enterprise Storage
8 2 (20.00%) Analytical Skills
8 2 (20.00%) Back Office
8 2 (20.00%) Finance
8 2 (20.00%) Pharmaceutical

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 10 (100.00%) Firewall
1 10 (100.00%) LAN
1 10 (100.00%) WAN
2 8 (80.00%) OSPF
3 6 (60.00%) EIGRP
3 6 (60.00%) Network Security
4 5 (50.00%) Cisco Nexus
5 4 (40.00%) VPN
6 3 (30.00%) Cisco ASA
6 3 (30.00%) Cisco IOS
6 3 (30.00%) DNS
6 3 (30.00%) Wireless
6 3 (30.00%) WLAN
7 2 (20.00%) Ethernet
7 2 (20.00%) TCP/IP
7 2 (20.00%) VoIP
8 1 (10.00%) Cisco ISE
8 1 (10.00%) Cisco Wireless
8 1 (10.00%) DHCP
8 1 (10.00%) Multicast
Development Applications
1 3 (30.00%) VSS/SourceSafe
General
1 2 (20.00%) Back Office
1 2 (20.00%) Finance
1 2 (20.00%) Pharmaceutical
Job Titles
1 8 (80.00%) Network Engineer
2 2 (20.00%) Architect
2 2 (20.00%) Cisco Consultant
2 2 (20.00%) Cisco Network Consultant
2 2 (20.00%) Consultant
2 2 (20.00%) Network Architect
2 2 (20.00%) Network Consultant
2 2 (20.00%) Network Security Engineer
2 2 (20.00%) Network Support
2 2 (20.00%) Network Support Engineer
2 2 (20.00%) Security Engineer
2 2 (20.00%) Support Engineer
2 2 (20.00%) WAN Consultant
Miscellaneous
1 7 (70.00%) Data Centre
2 2 (20.00%) Analytical Skills
2 2 (20.00%) Enterprise Storage
Processes & Methodologies
1 7 (70.00%) Load Balancing
2 3 (30.00%) ITIL
2 3 (30.00%) Network Design
3 2 (20.00%) Change Management
4 1 (10.00%) Business Continuity
4 1 (10.00%) Network Monitoring
4 1 (10.00%) Process Improvement
Qualifications
1 5 (50.00%) CCNP
1 5 (50.00%) Cisco Certification
2 3 (30.00%) CCDP
2 3 (30.00%) ITIL Certification
3 2 (20.00%) CCNA
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 1 (10.00%) SLA
Vendors
1 10 (100.00%) Cisco
2 4 (40.00%) CheckPoint
3 2 (20.00%) Fortinet