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 3 months to 24 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)
North West / Cheshire
3 months to
24 Jun 2017
Same period 2016 Same period 2015
Rank 50 78 77
Rank change year-on-year +28 -1  
Contract jobs citing BGP 7 4 4
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in Cheshire 1.11% 0.44% 0.40%
As % of the Communications & Networking category 7.22% 2.50% 3.20%
Number of daily rates quoted 5 3 1
Median daily rate £365 £325 £375
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +12.30% -13.33%  
UK excluding London median daily rate £403 £363 £340
% change year-on-year +11.17% +6.61%  
Number of hourly rates quoted 2 0 0
Median hourly rate £67.25 - -
UK excluding London median hourly rate £33.00 £47.83 £40.00
% change year-on-year -31.00% +19.57%  

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 Cheshire with a requirement for communications and computer networking skills.

Contract Communications & Computer Network Skills
Cheshire
Contract job vacancies with a requirement for communications and computer networking skills 97 160 125
As % of all contract IT job vacancies advertised in Cheshire 15.37% 17.41% 12.48%
Number of daily rates quoted 64 111 65
Median daily rate £360 £384 £438
Median daily rate % change year-on-year -6.25% -12.22%  
90% offered a daily rate of more than £270 £275 £275
10% offered a daily rate of more than £450 £525 £500
UK excluding London median daily rate £375 £368 £345
% change year-on-year +2.04% +6.52%  
Number of hourly rates quoted 14 3 21
Median hourly rate £65.00 £21.00 £16.84
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year +209.52% +24.70%  
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £13.00 £21.00 £15.00
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £68.00 £43.00 £40.00
UK excluding London median hourly rate £28.00 £32.50 £25.00
% change year-on-year -13.84% +30.00%  

BGP
Job Vacancy Trend in Cheshire

The job posting trend of jobs advertised in Cheshire 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 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 3 months to 24 June 2017. The 'Rank Change' column provides an indication of the change in demand within each location based on the same 3 month period last year.

Location Rank Change
on Same Period
Last Year
Matching
Contract
IT Job Ads
Median
Daily Rate
Last 3 Months
Median Daily Rate
% Change
on Same Period
Last Year
Live
Job
Vacancies
Chester - 4 £356 -
Warrington - 2 - - 1
BGP
North West

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

1 10 (100.00%) Cisco
1 10 (100.00%) EIGRP
2 9 (90.00%) LAN
2 9 (90.00%) WAN
2 9 (90.00%) Firewall
3 8 (80.00%) VPN
3 8 (80.00%) OSPF
4 7 (70.00%) CheckPoint
5 6 (60.00%) Cisco Nexus
5 6 (60.00%) Data Centre
6 5 (50.00%) Wireless
7 4 (40.00%) Load Balancing
7 4 (40.00%) Analytical Skills
8 3 (30.00%) Fortinet
8 3 (30.00%) Cisco ASA
8 3 (30.00%) VoIP
8 3 (30.00%) Cisco Certification
8 3 (30.00%) ITIL Certification
8 3 (30.00%) Juniper
8 3 (30.00%) DNS
8 3 (30.00%) ITIL
8 3 (30.00%) Change Management
9 2 (20.00%) Intrusion Detection
9 2 (20.00%) Disaster Recovery
9 2 (20.00%) H.323
9 2 (20.00%) TCP/IP
9 2 (20.00%) CCNP
9 2 (20.00%) MPLS
9 2 (20.00%) Microsoft Azure
9 2 (20.00%) Finance

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:

Cloud Services
1 2 (20.00%) Microsoft Azure
2 1 (10.00%) Office 365
Communications & Networking
1 10 (100.00%) EIGRP
2 9 (90.00%) Firewall
2 9 (90.00%) LAN
2 9 (90.00%) WAN
3 8 (80.00%) OSPF
3 8 (80.00%) VPN
4 6 (60.00%) Cisco Nexus
5 5 (50.00%) Wireless
6 3 (30.00%) Cisco ASA
6 3 (30.00%) DNS
6 3 (30.00%) VoIP
7 2 (20.00%) H.323
7 2 (20.00%) Intrusion Detection
7 2 (20.00%) MPLS
7 2 (20.00%) Network Security
7 2 (20.00%) TCP/IP
8 1 (10.00%) IP Telephony
8 1 (10.00%) PSTN
8 1 (10.00%) Unified Communications
8 1 (10.00%) VLAN
General
1 2 (20.00%) Finance
Job Titles
1 8 (80.00%) Network Engineer
2 3 (30.00%) Cisco Engineer
2 3 (30.00%) Cisco Network Engineer
2 3 (30.00%) Network Security Engineer
2 3 (30.00%) Network Support
2 3 (30.00%) Network Support Engineer
2 3 (30.00%) Security Engineer
2 3 (30.00%) Support Engineer
3 2 (20.00%) Architect
3 2 (20.00%) Network Architect
4 1 (10.00%) Cisco Architect
4 1 (10.00%) Cisco Field Engineer
4 1 (10.00%) Cisco Network Architect
4 1 (10.00%) Cisco Security Engineer
4 1 (10.00%) Field Engineer
4 1 (10.00%) Network Field Engineer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 1 (10.00%) CSS
Miscellaneous
1 6 (60.00%) Data Centre
2 4 (40.00%) Analytical Skills
3 2 (20.00%) Private Cloud
4 1 (10.00%) Driving Licence
4 1 (10.00%) Public Cloud
Processes & Methodologies
1 4 (40.00%) Load Balancing
2 3 (30.00%) Change Management
2 3 (30.00%) ITIL
3 2 (20.00%) Disaster Recovery
4 1 (10.00%) Capacity Management
4 1 (10.00%) High Availability
4 1 (10.00%) Mentoring
4 1 (10.00%) Network Monitoring
4 1 (10.00%) Performance Tuning
4 1 (10.00%) SIEM
Qualifications
1 3 (30.00%) Cisco Certification
1 3 (30.00%) ITIL Certification
2 2 (20.00%) CCNP
2 2 (20.00%) SC Cleared
2 2 (20.00%) Security Cleared
3 1 (10.00%) CCNA
3 1 (10.00%) Degree
Systems Management
1 1 (10.00%) Cisco CUCM
1 1 (10.00%) FortiGate
Vendors
1 10 (100.00%) Cisco
2 7 (70.00%) CheckPoint
3 3 (30.00%) Fortinet
3 3 (30.00%) Juniper
4 1 (10.00%) F5
4 1 (10.00%) Palo Alto