Period
to 25 May 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 25 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)
England > North West
6 months to
25 May 2018
Same period 2017 Same period 2016
Rank 195 175 205
Rank change year-on-year -20 +30 -46
Contract jobs citing BGP 23 27 26
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in the North West 0.39% 0.50% 0.34%
As % of the Communications & Networking category 2.96% 3.36% 2.24%
Number of daily rates quoted 21 17 16
North West median daily rate £450 £349 £356
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +28.94% -2.04% -9.81%
10th Percentile £325 £315 £263
90th Percentile £638 £435 £600
England median daily rate £425 £425 £375
% change year-on-year - +13.33% +7.14%
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 2 0
North West median hourly rate - £67.25 -
England median hourly rate £44.00 £22.00 £47.83
% change year-on-year +100.00% -54.00% +19.58%

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 777 803 1,163
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in the North West 13.23% 14.78% 15.03%
Number of daily rates quoted 453 472 656
North West median daily rate £400 £400 £414
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +0.06% -3.44% +10.40%
10th Percentile £200 £256 £262
90th Percentile £600 £550 £575
England median daily rate £425 £415 £400
% change year-on-year +2.41% +3.75% +6.67%
Number of hourly rates quoted 88 72 56
North West median hourly rate £16.96 £15.50 £20.50
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year +9.40% -24.39% +13.07%
10th Percentile £12.32 £10.50 £11.25
90th Percentile £38.75 £56.92 £42.63
England median hourly rate £20.00 £19.90 £25.00
% change year-on-year +0.50% -20.40% +16.28%

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 25 May 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 25 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
Manchester -31 11 £350 +0.14% 5
Cheshire -19 5 £425 +25.93% 5
Lancashire - 3 £625 -
Merseyside - 3 £420 - 4
BGP
England

For the 6 months to 25 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 North West region with a requirement for BGP.

1 22 (95.65%) OSPF
2 20 (86.96%) Cisco
3 18 (78.26%) Cisco Certification
4 17 (73.91%) Firewall
5 15 (65.22%) CCNP
6 12 (52.17%) VPN
6 12 (52.17%) Data Centre
7 11 (47.83%) CCIE
8 10 (43.48%) Network Design
9 8 (34.78%) DNS
9 8 (34.78%) WAN
9 8 (34.78%) EIGRP
10 7 (30.43%) Juniper
10 7 (30.43%) ITIL
10 7 (30.43%) MPLS
10 7 (30.43%) Network Security
10 7 (30.43%) Cisco Nexus
11 6 (26.09%) Finance
11 6 (26.09%) TCP/IP
11 6 (26.09%) CISSP
12 5 (21.74%) Microsoft
12 5 (21.74%) Load Balancing
12 5 (21.74%) Network Management
13 4 (17.39%) Network Architecture
13 4 (17.39%) Unified Communications
13 4 (17.39%) HSRP
13 4 (17.39%) Network Monitoring
13 4 (17.39%) SFIA
13 4 (17.39%) Server Virtualisation
13 4 (17.39%) Contract Management

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:

Application Platforms
1 1 (4.35%) Elasticsearch
Applications
1 1 (4.35%) MS Visio
Cloud Services
1 3 (13.04%) PaaS
1 3 (13.04%) SaaS
Communications & Networking
1 22 (95.65%) OSPF
2 17 (73.91%) Firewall
3 12 (52.17%) VPN
4 8 (34.78%) DNS
4 8 (34.78%) EIGRP
4 8 (34.78%) WAN
5 7 (30.43%) Cisco Nexus
5 7 (30.43%) MPLS
5 7 (30.43%) Network Security
6 6 (26.09%) TCP/IP
7 4 (17.39%) DHCP
7 4 (17.39%) HSRP
7 4 (17.39%) IP Telephony
7 4 (17.39%) IPsec
7 4 (17.39%) Unified Communications
8 3 (13.04%) DWDM
8 3 (13.04%) LAN
8 3 (13.04%) Software-Defined Networking
9 2 (8.70%) TACACS
9 2 (8.70%) VRRP
Database & Business Intelligence
1 2 (8.70%) GIS
2 1 (4.35%) MySQL
2 1 (4.35%) PostgreSQL
2 1 (4.35%) Redis
2 1 (4.35%) SQLite
Development Applications
1 3 (13.04%) Git (software)
2 2 (8.70%) VSS/SourceSafe
3 1 (4.35%) Jenkins
3 1 (4.35%) Robot Framework
General
1 6 (26.09%) Finance
2 4 (17.39%) Telecoms
3 1 (4.35%) Manufacturing
Job Titles
1 12 (52.17%) Network Engineer
2 4 (17.39%) Architect
2 4 (17.39%) Infrastructure Engineer
2 4 (17.39%) Network Architect
3 3 (13.04%) Network Security Engineer
3 3 (13.04%) Security Engineer
3 3 (13.04%) Senior Infrastructure Engineer
4 2 (8.70%) Administrator
4 2 (8.70%) Data Engineer
4 2 (8.70%) Data Network Engineer
4 2 (8.70%) Network Administrator
4 2 (8.70%) Systems Administrator
5 1 (4.35%) Automation Engineer
5 1 (4.35%) Core Network Engineer
5 1 (4.35%) DevOps Engineer
5 1 (4.35%) IP Engineer
5 1 (4.35%) Juniper Engineer
5 1 (4.35%) Network Operations Engineer
5 1 (4.35%) Voice Engineer
5 1 (4.35%) Voice Network Engineer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 2 (8.70%) 802.1X
2 1 (4.35%) Elastic Stack
2 1 (4.35%) JSON
2 1 (4.35%) Kafka
2 1 (4.35%) RabbitMQ
2 1 (4.35%) REST
2 1 (4.35%) SOAP
2 1 (4.35%) Web Services
2 1 (4.35%) XML
2 1 (4.35%) XML-RPC
Miscellaneous
1 12 (52.17%) Data Centre
2 4 (17.39%) Management Information System
3 3 (13.04%) Analytical Skills
4 2 (8.70%) Digital Signage
4 2 (8.70%) Enterprise Software
5 1 (4.35%) Distributed Denial-of-Service
5 1 (4.35%) Life Science
5 1 (4.35%) Linux Command Line
Operating Systems
1 1 (4.35%) CentOS
1 1 (4.35%) Debian
1 1 (4.35%) Linux
1 1 (4.35%) Ubuntu
1 1 (4.35%) Unix
Processes & Methodologies
1 10 (43.48%) Network Design
2 7 (30.43%) ITIL
3 5 (21.74%) Load Balancing
3 5 (21.74%) Network Management
4 4 (17.39%) Agile Software Development
4 4 (17.39%) Contract Management
4 4 (17.39%) Data Management
4 4 (17.39%) Decision-Making
4 4 (17.39%) IT Strategy
4 4 (17.39%) Network Architecture
4 4 (17.39%) Network Monitoring
4 4 (17.39%) PRINCE2
4 4 (17.39%) Problem Management
4 4 (17.39%) Product Management
4 4 (17.39%) Project Management
4 4 (17.39%) Server Virtualisation
4 4 (17.39%) SFIA
5 3 (13.04%) Change Management
5 3 (13.04%) Open Source
5 3 (13.04%) Resource Management
Programming Languages
1 3 (13.04%) Python
2 2 (8.70%) Perl
2 2 (8.70%) PHP
2 2 (8.70%) Ruby
3 1 (4.35%) Bourne shell
3 1 (4.35%) Java
3 1 (4.35%) SQL
3 1 (4.35%) XPath
Qualifications
1 18 (78.26%) Cisco Certification
2 15 (65.22%) CCNP
3 11 (47.83%) CCIE
4 6 (26.09%) CISSP
5 4 (17.39%) CCDP
5 4 (17.39%) Chartered Engineer
5 4 (17.39%) CISM
5 4 (17.39%) Degree
5 4 (17.39%) PRINCE2 Practitioner
6 3 (13.04%) ITIL Certification
6 3 (13.04%) PRINCE2 Certification
7 2 (8.70%) CCNA
8 1 (4.35%) JNCIP
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 2 (8.70%) Data Quality
2 1 (4.35%) PCI DSS
2 1 (4.35%) QA
System Software
1 2 (8.70%) Active Directory
2 1 (4.35%) Docker
2 1 (4.35%) KVM
Systems Management
1 2 (8.70%) Cacti
1 2 (8.70%) Nagios
1 2 (8.70%) OpenNMS
1 2 (8.70%) Puppet
2 1 (4.35%) Ansible
2 1 (4.35%) collectd
2 1 (4.35%) FortiGate
2 1 (4.35%) Grafana
2 1 (4.35%) Graphite
2 1 (4.35%) Icinga
2 1 (4.35%) Kibana
2 1 (4.35%) logstash
2 1 (4.35%) Netcool
2 1 (4.35%) Observium
2 1 (4.35%) Opscode Chef
2 1 (4.35%) Prometheus
2 1 (4.35%) RANCID
2 1 (4.35%) Salt
2 1 (4.35%) SolarWinds Orion
2 1 (4.35%) ZABBIX
Vendors
1 20 (86.96%) Cisco
2 7 (30.43%) Juniper
3 5 (21.74%) Microsoft
4 4 (17.39%) CheckPoint
5 3 (13.04%) Fortinet
6 2 (8.70%) Capita
6 2 (8.70%) Ericsson
6 2 (8.70%) Huawei
7 1 (4.35%) Arista
7 1 (4.35%) F5
7 1 (4.35%) HP
7 1 (4.35%) Meraki
7 1 (4.35%) Palo Alto
7 1 (4.35%) Red Hat
7 1 (4.35%) SolarWinds
7 1 (4.35%) Splunk
7 1 (4.35%) Tufin
7 1 (4.35%) VMware