The following table provides summary statistics for contract job vacancies advertised in Manchester 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 27 March 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.

3 months to
27 Mar 2017
Same period 2016 Same period 2015
Border Gateway Protocol (BGP)
North West / Manchester
Rank 84 102 79
Rank change year-on-year +18 -23  
Contract jobs citing BGP 8 2 22
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in Manchester 0.61% 0.11% 1.34%
As % of the Communications & Networking category 4.08% 0.80% 9.09%
Number of daily rates quoted 7 2 3
Median daily rate £315 £381 £475
Median daily rate % change year-on-year -17.37% -19.73%  
UK excluding London median daily rate £356 £363 £363
% change year-on-year -1.72% -  
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 0 1
Median hourly rate - - £40.00
UK excluding London median hourly rate £37.50 £45.00 £30.00
% change year-on-year -16.66% +50.00%  

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 Manchester with a requirement for communications and computer networking skills.

Contract Communications & Computer Network Skills
Manchester
Contract job vacancies with a requirement for communications and computer networking skills 196 249 242
As % of all contract IT job vacancies advertised in Manchester 14.95% 13.87% 14.71%
Number of daily rates quoted 135 134 121
Median daily rate £400 £400 £350
Median daily rate % change year-on-year - +14.28%  
90% offered a daily rate of more than £275 £260 £227
10% offered a daily rate of more than £575 £526 £500
UK excluding London median daily rate £375 £363 £347
% change year-on-year +3.44% +4.32%  
Number of hourly rates quoted 7 11 12
Median hourly rate £15.50 £17.30 £20.75
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year -10.40% -16.62%  
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £12.25 £13.50 £11.00
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £17.50 £48.00 £40.00
UK excluding London median hourly rate £22.50 £37.00 £30.00
% change year-on-year -39.18% +23.33%  

BGP
Job Vacancy Trend in Manchester

The job posting trend of jobs advertised in Manchester 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 Manchester

BGP
Contractor Daily Rate Trend in Manchester

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

Contractor daily rate trend for BGP in Manchester

BGP
Contractor Daily Rate Histogram in Manchester

The daily rate distribution of IT jobs citing BGP in Manchester over the 3 months to 27 March 2017.

Contractor daily rate histogram for BGP in Manchester

BGP
Contractor Hourly Rate Trend in Manchester

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

Contractor hourly rate trend for BGP in Manchester

BGP
Top 30 Related IT Skills in Manchester

For the 6 months to 27 March 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 Manchester region with a requirement for BGP.

1 14 (87.50%) Cisco
1 14 (87.50%) OSPF
2 12 (75.00%) CCNP
2 12 (75.00%) Cisco Certification
2 12 (75.00%) Juniper
3 11 (68.75%) F5
4 10 (62.50%) EIGRP
5 9 (56.25%) Firewall
6 7 (43.75%) IGRP
6 7 (43.75%) NetScreen
6 7 (43.75%) DNS
6 7 (43.75%) Load Balancing
6 7 (43.75%) F5 BIG-IP LTM
6 7 (43.75%) F5 BIG-IP GTM
7 5 (31.25%) TCP/IP
7 5 (31.25%) LAN
7 5 (31.25%) WAN
8 4 (25.00%) CCNA
8 4 (25.00%) Cisco ASA
8 4 (25.00%) Data Centre
9 3 (18.75%) Palo Alto
9 3 (18.75%) HSRP
9 3 (18.75%) MPLS
9 3 (18.75%) Cisco IOS
9 3 (18.75%) VLAN
9 3 (18.75%) Network Design
9 3 (18.75%) JNCIP
9 3 (18.75%) DHCP
9 3 (18.75%) Wireless
10 2 (12.50%) Ericsson

BGP
Top Related IT Skills in Manchester 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:

Applications
1 1 (6.25%) MS Excel
Cloud Services
1 1 (6.25%) Amazon AWS
1 1 (6.25%) Amazon EC2
1 1 (6.25%) Microsoft Azure
Communications & Networking
1 14 (87.50%) OSPF
2 10 (62.50%) EIGRP
3 9 (56.25%) Firewall
4 7 (43.75%) DNS
4 7 (43.75%) F5 BIG-IP GTM
4 7 (43.75%) F5 BIG-IP LTM
4 7 (43.75%) IGRP
4 7 (43.75%) NetScreen
5 5 (31.25%) LAN
5 5 (31.25%) TCP/IP
5 5 (31.25%) WAN
6 4 (25.00%) Cisco ASA
7 3 (18.75%) Cisco IOS
7 3 (18.75%) DHCP
7 3 (18.75%) HSRP
7 3 (18.75%) MPLS
7 3 (18.75%) VLAN
7 3 (18.75%) Wireless
8 2 (12.50%) Network Security
8 2 (12.50%) VRRP
Job Titles
1 10 (62.50%) Network Engineer
2 5 (31.25%) Cisco Engineer
3 3 (18.75%) Cisco Network Engineer
4 2 (12.50%) Design Engineer
4 2 (12.50%) Juniper Engineer
4 2 (12.50%) Technical Manager
5 1 (6.25%) Change Manager
5 1 (6.25%) Cisco Design Engineer
5 1 (6.25%) Consultant
5 1 (6.25%) Infrastructure Specialist
5 1 (6.25%) Infrastructure Support
5 1 (6.25%) Network Consultant
5 1 (6.25%) Network Support
5 1 (6.25%) Project Engineer
5 1 (6.25%) Project Manager
5 1 (6.25%) Senior Network Engineer
5 1 (6.25%) Support Consultant
5 1 (6.25%) Support Specialist
5 1 (6.25%) Technical Change Manager
5 1 (6.25%) Technical Project Manager
Miscellaneous
1 4 (25.00%) Data Centre
2 1 (6.25%) Analytical Skills
Processes & Methodologies
1 7 (43.75%) Load Balancing
2 3 (18.75%) Network Design
3 1 (6.25%) Network Load Balancing
3 1 (6.25%) Network Monitoring
3 1 (6.25%) Network Planning
3 1 (6.25%) Project Management
Qualifications
1 12 (75.00%) CCNP
1 12 (75.00%) Cisco Certification
2 4 (25.00%) CCNA
3 3 (18.75%) JNCIP
4 1 (6.25%) CCDP
4 1 (6.25%) CCIE
4 1 (6.25%) JNCIE
4 1 (6.25%) JNCIS
Vendors
1 14 (87.50%) Cisco
2 12 (75.00%) Juniper
3 11 (68.75%) F5
4 3 (18.75%) Palo Alto
5 2 (12.50%) Aruba
5 2 (12.50%) Ericsson
5 2 (12.50%) ZyXEL
6 1 (6.25%) Brocade
6 1 (6.25%) Foundry
6 1 (6.25%) Huawei
6 1 (6.25%) Microsoft