Period
to 18 February 2018

The following table provides summary statistics for contract job vacancies advertised in the North West 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 18 February 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)
England > North West
6 months to
18 Feb 2018
Same period 2017 Same period 2016
Rank 184 192 225
Rank change year-on-year +8 +33 -48
Contract jobs citing BGP 17 23 16
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in the North West 0.32% 0.39% 0.19%
As % of the Communications & Networking category 2.45% 2.66% 1.38%
Number of daily rates quoted 6 16 12
North West median daily rate £395 £329 £425
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +20.15% -22.65% +18.06%
10th Percentile £325 £298 £331
90th Percentile £513 £425 £600
England median daily rate £415 £400 £375
% change year-on-year +3.75% +6.67% +7.14%
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 0 0
North West median hourly rate - - -
England median hourly rate £13.50 £21.50 £45.00
% change year-on-year -37.21% -52.22% +20.00%

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 the North West with a requirement for communications or computer networking skills.

All Communications and Computer Networking Skills
North West
Contract vacancies with a requirement for communications or computer networking skills 695 864 1,159
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in the North West 13.16% 14.56% 14.03%
Number of daily rates quoted 417 521 674
North West median daily rate £375 £401 £400
Median daily rate % change year-on-year -6.48% +0.25% +14.29%
10th Percentile £157 £213 £218
90th Percentile £600 £588 £569
England median daily rate £413 £405 £400
% change year-on-year +1.85% +1.25% +6.67%
Number of hourly rates quoted 67 58 94
North West median hourly rate £17.00 £17.50 £17.77
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year -2.86% -1.52% -6.47%
10th Percentile £11.15 £11.14 £12.00
90th Percentile £44.41 £50.16 £41.80
England median hourly rate £20.00 £21.50 £22.38
% change year-on-year -6.98% -3.91% +11.88%

BGP
Job Vacancy Trend in the North West

Job postings citing BGP as a percentage of all IT jobs advertised in the North West.

Job vacancy trend for BGP in the North West

BGP
Contractor Daily Rate Trend in the North West

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

Contractor daily rate trend for BGP in the North West

BGP
Contractor Daily Rate Histogram in the North West

The daily rate distribution of IT jobs citing BGP in the North West over the 6 months to 18 February 2018.

Contractor daily rate histogram for BGP in the North West

BGP
Contractor Hourly Rate Trend in the North West

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

Contractor hourly rate trend for BGP in the North West

BGP
Contract Job Locations in the North West

The table below looks at the demand and provides a guide to the median contractor rates quoted in IT jobs citing BGP within the North West region over the 6 months to 18 February 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
Manchester +7 14 £350 +11.11% 9
Cheshire -6 1 £450 +33.33% 7
Merseyside - 1 £385 - 1
BGP
England

For the 6 months to 18 February 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 North West region with a requirement for BGP.

1 15 (88.24%) Cisco Certification
2 14 (82.35%) Cisco
3 11 (64.71%) CCIE
4 10 (58.82%) MPLS
5 9 (52.94%) Firewall
5 9 (52.94%) OSPF
5 9 (52.94%) CCNP
5 9 (52.94%) VPN
6 8 (47.06%) Juniper
6 8 (47.06%) Ethernet
7 7 (41.18%) JNCIP
7 7 (41.18%) Broadband
8 6 (35.29%) JNCIE
8 6 (35.29%) BT
9 5 (29.41%) Network Design
9 5 (29.41%) EIGRP
9 5 (29.41%) Data Centre
10 4 (23.53%) Cisco Nexus
10 4 (23.53%) Network Architecture
11 3 (17.65%) Network Management
11 3 (17.65%) Network Monitoring
11 3 (17.65%) Software-Defined Networking
11 3 (17.65%) DNS
11 3 (17.65%) DWDM
11 3 (17.65%) VoIP
12 2 (11.76%) LAN
12 2 (11.76%) TCP/IP
12 2 (11.76%) CCNA
12 2 (11.76%) Active Directory
12 2 (11.76%) Load Balancing

BGP
Co-occurring IT Skills in the North West 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 (5.88%) MS Visio
Communications & Networking
1 10 (58.82%) MPLS
2 9 (52.94%) Firewall
2 9 (52.94%) OSPF
2 9 (52.94%) VPN
3 8 (47.06%) Ethernet
4 7 (41.18%) Broadband
5 5 (29.41%) EIGRP
6 4 (23.53%) Cisco Nexus
7 3 (17.65%) DNS
7 3 (17.65%) DWDM
7 3 (17.65%) Software-Defined Networking
7 3 (17.65%) VoIP
8 2 (11.76%) HSRP
8 2 (11.76%) IPsec
8 2 (11.76%) LAN
8 2 (11.76%) TCP/IP
8 2 (11.76%) VLAN
8 2 (11.76%) VRRP
8 2 (11.76%) Wi-Fi
8 2 (11.76%) Wireless
Development Applications
1 1 (5.88%) Git (software)
1 1 (5.88%) VSS/SourceSafe
General
1 1 (5.88%) Back Office
1 1 (5.88%) Finance
1 1 (5.88%) Manufacturing
1 1 (5.88%) Telecoms
Job Titles
1 10 (58.82%) Network Engineer
2 8 (47.06%) Architect
2 8 (47.06%) Network Architect
3 6 (35.29%) Design Engineer
4 5 (29.41%) Core Network Engineer
4 5 (29.41%) IP Engineer
4 5 (29.41%) IP Network Engineer
5 4 (23.53%) Core Network Architect
5 4 (23.53%) IP Architect
5 4 (23.53%) IP Design Engineer
6 2 (11.76%) Juniper Engineer
6 2 (11.76%) Product Design Engineer
6 2 (11.76%) Product Engineer
7 1 (5.88%) Cisco Consultant
7 1 (5.88%) Cisco Engineer
7 1 (5.88%) Cisco Network Consultant
7 1 (5.88%) Cisco Network Engineer
7 1 (5.88%) Data Centre Engineer
7 1 (5.88%) Network Operations Engineer
7 1 (5.88%) WAN Consultant
Miscellaneous
1 5 (29.41%) Data Centre
2 1 (5.88%) Distributed Denial-of-Service
2 1 (5.88%) Enterprise Storage
2 1 (5.88%) Life Science
Processes & Methodologies
1 5 (29.41%) Network Design
2 4 (23.53%) Network Architecture
3 3 (17.65%) Network Management
3 3 (17.65%) Network Monitoring
4 2 (11.76%) Load Balancing
5 1 (5.88%) Analytics
5 1 (5.88%) Coaching
5 1 (5.88%) Configuration Management
5 1 (5.88%) Customer Requirements
5 1 (5.88%) High Availability
5 1 (5.88%) Network Optimisation
5 1 (5.88%) Performance Tuning
5 1 (5.88%) Proactive Monitoring
5 1 (5.88%) Release Management
5 1 (5.88%) Statistics
5 1 (5.88%) User Acceptance Testing
5 1 (5.88%) Validation
Programming Languages
1 1 (5.88%) Perl
1 1 (5.88%) PHP
1 1 (5.88%) Python
1 1 (5.88%) SQL
Qualifications
1 15 (88.24%) Cisco Certification
2 11 (64.71%) CCIE
3 9 (52.94%) CCNP
4 7 (41.18%) JNCIP
5 6 (35.29%) JNCIE
6 2 (11.76%) CCNA
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 1 (5.88%) PCI DSS
System Software
1 2 (11.76%) Active Directory
Systems Management
1 1 (5.88%) Cacti
1 1 (5.88%) FortiGate
1 1 (5.88%) Nagios
1 1 (5.88%) OpenNMS
1 1 (5.88%) Puppet
1 1 (5.88%) RANCID
1 1 (5.88%) SCCM
1 1 (5.88%) SCOM
1 1 (5.88%) SolarWinds Orion
Vendors
1 14 (82.35%) Cisco
2 8 (47.06%) Juniper
3 6 (35.29%) BT
4 1 (5.88%) Capita
4 1 (5.88%) CheckPoint
4 1 (5.88%) Ericsson
4 1 (5.88%) F5
4 1 (5.88%) HP
4 1 (5.88%) Huawei
4 1 (5.88%) Meraki
4 1 (5.88%) Microsoft
4 1 (5.88%) Palo Alto
4 1 (5.88%) SolarWinds
4 1 (5.88%) Tufin