Period
to 15 November 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 15 November 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
15 Nov 2018
Same period 2017 Same period 2016
Rank 192 177 216
Rank change year-on-year -15 +39 +1
Contract jobs citing BGP 29 24 15
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in the North West 0.49% 0.42% 0.21%
As % of the Communications & Networking category 3.49% 3.05% 1.43%
Number of daily rates quoted 19 13 5
North West median daily rate £425 £450 £350
Median daily rate % change year-on-year -5.56% +28.57% -11.39%
10th Percentile £290 £326 £250
90th Percentile £613 £530 £468
England median daily rate £425 £413 £388
% change year-on-year +3.03% +6.45% -3.13%
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 1 0
North West median hourly rate - £66.50 -
England median hourly rate £46.25 £28.00 £45.50
% change year-on-year +65.18% -38.46% +0.43%

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 831 786 1,046
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in the North West 13.92% 13.66% 14.97%
Number of daily rates quoted 498 485 616
North West median daily rate £400 £390 £413
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +2.56% -5.45% +10.00%
10th Percentile £202 £163 £213
90th Percentile £550 £543 £575
England median daily rate £425 £405 £400
% change year-on-year +4.94% +1.25% +2.56%
Number of hourly rates quoted 73 59 56
North West median hourly rate £17.41 £16.50 £16.00
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year +5.52% +3.13% -5.88%
10th Percentile £12.29 £11.00 £12.54
90th Percentile £43.25 £46.21 £40.00
England median hourly rate £20.00 £18.70 £22.50
% change year-on-year +6.95% -16.89% +12.50%

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 15 November 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 15 November 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 -16 11 £450 -5.26% 13
Cheshire -9 8 £425 -5.56% 2
Merseyside - 8 £455 - 2
Cumbria - 2 £375 -
BGP
England

For the 6 months to 15 November 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 29 (100.00%) Cisco
2 27 (93.10%) OSPF
3 22 (75.86%) CCNP
3 22 (75.86%) Cisco Certification
4 19 (65.52%) Firewall
5 18 (62.07%) WAN
6 15 (51.72%) LAN
6 15 (51.72%) Network Security
7 14 (48.28%) Load Balancing
7 14 (48.28%) Cisco ASA
7 14 (48.28%) CheckPoint
7 14 (48.28%) Cisco Nexus
7 14 (48.28%) Data Centre
8 13 (44.83%) F5
8 13 (44.83%) TCP/IP
9 12 (41.38%) MPLS
9 12 (41.38%) Cisco IOS
10 11 (37.93%) NX-OS
11 10 (34.48%) Wireless
11 10 (34.48%) Juniper
12 9 (31.03%) CCIE
12 9 (31.03%) Wi-Fi
12 9 (31.03%) VPN
12 9 (31.03%) Network Design
12 9 (31.03%) Palo Alto
12 9 (31.03%) Cisco Firepower
13 8 (27.59%) VLAN
13 8 (27.59%) VMware
13 8 (27.59%) DNS
13 8 (27.59%) DHCP

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 2 (6.90%) Elasticsearch
2 1 (3.45%) Skype for Business
Cloud Services
1 4 (13.79%) Office 365
2 3 (10.34%) Amazon AWS
2 3 (10.34%) Microsoft Azure
Communications & Networking
1 27 (93.10%) OSPF
2 19 (65.52%) Firewall
3 18 (62.07%) WAN
4 15 (51.72%) LAN
4 15 (51.72%) Network Security
5 14 (48.28%) Cisco ASA
5 14 (48.28%) Cisco Nexus
6 13 (44.83%) TCP/IP
7 12 (41.38%) Cisco IOS
7 12 (41.38%) MPLS
8 11 (37.93%) NX-OS
9 10 (34.48%) Wireless
10 9 (31.03%) Cisco Firepower
10 9 (31.03%) VPN
10 9 (31.03%) Wi-Fi
11 8 (27.59%) DHCP
11 8 (27.59%) DNS
11 8 (27.59%) Ethernet
11 8 (27.59%) VLAN
12 7 (24.14%) WLAN
Database & Business Intelligence
1 2 (6.90%) MySQL
1 2 (6.90%) PostgreSQL
1 2 (6.90%) SQLite
2 1 (3.45%) Redis
Development Applications
1 6 (20.69%) VSS/SourceSafe
2 2 (6.90%) Git (software)
2 2 (6.90%) Jenkins
2 2 (6.90%) Robot Framework
General
1 4 (13.79%) Finance
2 2 (6.90%) Telecoms
Job Titles
1 21 (72.41%) Network Engineer
2 9 (31.03%) Network Security Engineer
2 9 (31.03%) Security Engineer
3 3 (10.34%) Cisco Engineer
3 3 (10.34%) Cisco Network Engineer
3 3 (10.34%) Firewall Engineer
3 3 (10.34%) Infrastructure Engineer
3 3 (10.34%) Senior Infrastructure Engineer
3 3 (10.34%) Senior Network Engineer
4 2 (6.90%) Architect
4 2 (6.90%) Automation Engineer
4 2 (6.90%) Cisco Security Engineer
4 2 (6.90%) DevOps Engineer
4 2 (6.90%) Technical Architect
5 1 (3.45%) CISSP Engineer
5 1 (3.45%) Network Operations Engineer
5 1 (3.45%) Office 365 Architect
5 1 (3.45%) Operations Engineer
5 1 (3.45%) Senior Voice Network Engineer
5 1 (3.45%) Voice Network Engineer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 5 (17.24%) 802.1X
2 2 (6.90%) Elastic Stack
2 2 (6.90%) XML
3 1 (3.45%) JSON
3 1 (3.45%) Kafka
3 1 (3.45%) RabbitMQ
3 1 (3.45%) REST
3 1 (3.45%) SOAP
3 1 (3.45%) Web Services
3 1 (3.45%) XML-RPC
Miscellaneous
1 14 (48.28%) Data Centre
2 2 (6.90%) Analytical Skills
2 2 (6.90%) Linux Command Line
3 1 (3.45%) Algorithms
3 1 (3.45%) Driving Licence
Operating Systems
1 3 (10.34%) Windows
2 2 (6.90%) CentOS
2 2 (6.90%) Debian
2 2 (6.90%) Linux
2 2 (6.90%) Ubuntu
2 2 (6.90%) Unix
2 2 (6.90%) Windows 10
Processes & Methodologies
1 14 (48.28%) Load Balancing
2 9 (31.03%) Network Design
3 7 (24.14%) Network Management
4 5 (17.24%) Project Management
5 4 (13.79%) Network Monitoring
5 4 (13.79%) Stakeholder Management
6 3 (10.34%) Infrastructure Engineering
6 3 (10.34%) Network Planning
6 3 (10.34%) Network Segmentation
6 3 (10.34%) Server Virtualisation
6 3 (10.34%) SFIA
7 2 (6.90%) Information Security
7 2 (6.90%) Infrastructure Management
7 2 (6.90%) OWASP
7 2 (6.90%) Penetration Testing
7 2 (6.90%) Problem-Solving
7 2 (6.90%) Risk Analysis
7 2 (6.90%) Risk Management
7 2 (6.90%) Task Automation
7 2 (6.90%) Technical Analysis
Programming Languages
1 2 (6.90%) Bourne shell
1 2 (6.90%) Java
1 2 (6.90%) Perl
1 2 (6.90%) PHP
1 2 (6.90%) Python
1 2 (6.90%) Ruby
2 1 (3.45%) C
2 1 (3.45%) XPath
Qualifications
1 22 (75.86%) CCNP
1 22 (75.86%) Cisco Certification
2 9 (31.03%) CCIE
3 6 (20.69%) CCIE Security
3 6 (20.69%) CCNA
4 5 (17.24%) CCDP
4 5 (17.24%) Security Cleared
5 3 (10.34%) SC Cleared
6 2 (6.90%) Degree
6 2 (6.90%) GIAC
6 2 (6.90%) HP APS
7 1 (3.45%) CISSP
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 2 (6.90%) ISO/IEC 27002 (supersedes ISO/IEC 17799)
1 2 (6.90%) PCI DSS
1 2 (6.90%) QA
System Software
1 4 (13.79%) VMware Infrastructure
2 2 (6.90%) Active Directory
2 2 (6.90%) Docker
2 2 (6.90%) KVM
2 2 (6.90%) ProxySG
3 1 (3.45%) VMware ESXi
Systems Management
1 5 (17.24%) Stealthwatch
2 4 (13.79%) Nagios
3 3 (10.34%) Forum Sentry
4 2 (6.90%) Ansible
4 2 (6.90%) Cacti
4 2 (6.90%) collectd
4 2 (6.90%) Grafana
4 2 (6.90%) Graphite
4 2 (6.90%) Icinga
4 2 (6.90%) Kibana
4 2 (6.90%) logstash
4 2 (6.90%) Netcool
4 2 (6.90%) Observium
4 2 (6.90%) OpenNMS
4 2 (6.90%) Opscode Chef
4 2 (6.90%) Prometheus
4 2 (6.90%) Puppet
4 2 (6.90%) Salt
4 2 (6.90%) ZABBIX
Vendors
1 29 (100.00%) Cisco
2 14 (48.28%) CheckPoint
3 13 (44.83%) F5
4 10 (34.48%) Juniper
5 9 (31.03%) Palo Alto
6 8 (27.59%) VMware
7 6 (20.69%) Meraki
8 5 (17.24%) Infoblox
8 5 (17.24%) Tufin
9 3 (10.34%) BMC
9 3 (10.34%) HP
10 2 (6.90%) Aruba
10 2 (6.90%) Blue Coat
10 2 (6.90%) Ericsson
10 2 (6.90%) Huawei
10 2 (6.90%) Microsoft
10 2 (6.90%) Nokia
10 2 (6.90%) Red Hat
10 2 (6.90%) Riverbed
10 2 (6.90%) Splunk