Period
to 21 August 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 21 August 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
21 Aug 2018
Same period 2017 Same period 2016
Rank 194 176 219
Rank change year-on-year -18 +43 -41
Contract jobs citing BGP 24 28 20
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in the North West 0.39% 0.49% 0.27%
As % of the Communications & Networking category 3.02% 3.40% 1.77%
Number of daily rates quoted 25 16 9
North West median daily rate £450 £412 £325
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +9.16% +26.85% -25.71%
10th Percentile £308 £331 £243
90th Percentile £638 £519 £390
England median daily rate £425 £438 £375
% change year-on-year -2.86% +16.67% -
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 2 0
North West median hourly rate - £67.25 -
England median hourly rate £46.50 £27.75 £47.83
% change year-on-year +67.57% -41.98% +11.88%

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 795 823 1,130
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in the North West 13.05% 14.30% 15.10%
Number of daily rates quoted 470 468 648
North West median daily rate £400 £400 £400
10th Percentile £208 £213 £250
90th Percentile £575 £538 £550
England median daily rate £425 £413 £400
% change year-on-year +3.03% +3.13% +6.67%
Number of hourly rates quoted 84 72 50
North West median hourly rate £17.25 £15.50 £15.50
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year +11.29% - -6.06%
10th Percentile £12.45 £11.00 £10.95
90th Percentile £43.03 £51.04 £42.33
England median hourly rate £20.00 £18.00 £25.00
% change year-on-year +11.11% -28.00% +21.95%

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 21 August 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 21 August 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
Cheshire -6 10 £425 +6.92% 2
Manchester -30 6 £325 -23.53% 8
Merseyside - 4 £450 - 1
Lancashire - 3 £625 -
Cumbria - 1 £375 - 1
BGP
England

For the 6 months to 21 August 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 (91.67%) Cisco
1 22 (91.67%) OSPF
2 18 (75.00%) Cisco Certification
3 15 (62.50%) CCNP
4 13 (54.17%) Firewall
5 12 (50.00%) WAN
5 12 (50.00%) Data Centre
6 11 (45.83%) VPN
7 10 (41.67%) MPLS
7 10 (41.67%) Network Security
8 9 (37.50%) CCIE
9 8 (33.33%) Juniper
10 7 (29.17%) CheckPoint
10 7 (29.17%) TCP/IP
10 7 (29.17%) ITIL
10 7 (29.17%) Finance
10 7 (29.17%) Load Balancing
10 7 (29.17%) Network Design
10 7 (29.17%) Cisco ASA
11 6 (25.00%) Cisco Nexus
11 6 (25.00%) CISSP
11 6 (25.00%) Project Management
11 6 (25.00%) LAN
12 5 (20.83%) DNS
12 5 (20.83%) CCNA
12 5 (20.83%) EIGRP
12 5 (20.83%) Infrastructure Management
12 5 (20.83%) Network Management
12 5 (20.83%) Degree
12 5 (20.83%) Cisco IOS

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 (8.33%) Elasticsearch
Cloud Services
1 3 (12.50%) PaaS
1 3 (12.50%) SaaS
2 1 (4.17%) Office 365
Communications & Networking
1 22 (91.67%) OSPF
2 13 (54.17%) Firewall
3 12 (50.00%) WAN
4 11 (45.83%) VPN
5 10 (41.67%) MPLS
5 10 (41.67%) Network Security
6 7 (29.17%) Cisco ASA
6 7 (29.17%) TCP/IP
7 6 (25.00%) Cisco Nexus
7 6 (25.00%) LAN
8 5 (20.83%) Cisco IOS
8 5 (20.83%) DNS
8 5 (20.83%) EIGRP
9 4 (16.67%) Cisco Firepower
9 4 (16.67%) DHCP
9 4 (16.67%) IP Telephony
9 4 (16.67%) Unified Communications
10 3 (12.50%) Cisco ISE
10 3 (12.50%) NetScaler
10 3 (12.50%) NX-OS
Database & Business Intelligence
1 2 (8.33%) GIS
1 2 (8.33%) MySQL
1 2 (8.33%) PostgreSQL
1 2 (8.33%) SQLite
2 1 (4.17%) Redis
Development Applications
1 3 (12.50%) Git (software)
1 3 (12.50%) VSS/SourceSafe
2 2 (8.33%) Jenkins
2 2 (8.33%) Robot Framework
General
1 7 (29.17%) Finance
2 3 (12.50%) Telecoms
Job Titles
1 14 (58.33%) Network Engineer
2 5 (20.83%) Network Security Engineer
2 5 (20.83%) Security Engineer
3 4 (16.67%) Infrastructure Engineer
4 3 (12.50%) Senior Infrastructure Engineer
5 2 (8.33%) Administrator
5 2 (8.33%) Architect
5 2 (8.33%) Automation Engineer
5 2 (8.33%) Data Engineer
5 2 (8.33%) Data Network Engineer
5 2 (8.33%) DevOps Engineer
5 2 (8.33%) Network Administrator
5 2 (8.33%) Systems Administrator
5 2 (8.33%) Technical Architect
6 1 (4.17%) Cisco Engineer
6 1 (4.17%) Juniper Engineer
6 1 (4.17%) Office 365 Architect
6 1 (4.17%) Senior Network Engineer
6 1 (4.17%) Voice Engineer
6 1 (4.17%) Voice Network Engineer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 2 (8.33%) 802.1X
1 2 (8.33%) Elastic Stack
1 2 (8.33%) XML
2 1 (4.17%) JSON
2 1 (4.17%) Kafka
2 1 (4.17%) RabbitMQ
2 1 (4.17%) REST
2 1 (4.17%) SOAP
2 1 (4.17%) Web Services
2 1 (4.17%) XML-RPC
Miscellaneous
1 12 (50.00%) Data Centre
2 4 (16.67%) Management Information System
3 3 (12.50%) Analytical Skills
4 2 (8.33%) Digital Signage
4 2 (8.33%) Enterprise Software
4 2 (8.33%) Linux Command Line
5 1 (4.17%) Driving Licence
Operating Systems
1 2 (8.33%) CentOS
1 2 (8.33%) Debian
1 2 (8.33%) Linux
1 2 (8.33%) Ubuntu
1 2 (8.33%) Unix
1 2 (8.33%) Windows
1 2 (8.33%) Windows 10
Processes & Methodologies
1 7 (29.17%) ITIL
1 7 (29.17%) Load Balancing
1 7 (29.17%) Network Design
2 6 (25.00%) Project Management
3 5 (20.83%) Infrastructure Management
3 5 (20.83%) Network Management
4 4 (16.67%) Agile Software Development
4 4 (16.67%) Availability Management
4 4 (16.67%) Contract Management
4 4 (16.67%) Data Management
4 4 (16.67%) Decision-Making
4 4 (16.67%) Infrastructure Engineering
4 4 (16.67%) IT Strategy
4 4 (16.67%) PRINCE2
4 4 (16.67%) Problem Management
4 4 (16.67%) Product Management
4 4 (16.67%) Server Virtualisation
4 4 (16.67%) SFIA
5 3 (12.50%) Change Management
5 3 (12.50%) Resource Management
Programming Languages
1 3 (12.50%) Python
1 3 (12.50%) Ruby
2 2 (8.33%) Bourne shell
2 2 (8.33%) Java
2 2 (8.33%) Perl
2 2 (8.33%) PHP
3 1 (4.17%) XPath
Qualifications
1 18 (75.00%) Cisco Certification
2 15 (62.50%) CCNP
3 9 (37.50%) CCIE
4 6 (25.00%) CISSP
5 5 (20.83%) CCNA
5 5 (20.83%) Degree
6 4 (16.67%) CCDP
6 4 (16.67%) Chartered Engineer
6 4 (16.67%) CISM
6 4 (16.67%) PRINCE2 Practitioner
7 3 (12.50%) CCIE Security
7 3 (12.50%) ITIL Certification
7 3 (12.50%) PRINCE2 Certification
8 2 (8.33%) Security Cleared
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 2 (8.33%) Data Quality
1 2 (8.33%) QA
System Software
1 2 (8.33%) Docker
1 2 (8.33%) KVM
2 1 (4.17%) VMware Infrastructure
Systems Management
1 2 (8.33%) Ansible
1 2 (8.33%) Cacti
1 2 (8.33%) collectd
1 2 (8.33%) Grafana
1 2 (8.33%) Graphite
1 2 (8.33%) Icinga
1 2 (8.33%) Kibana
1 2 (8.33%) logstash
1 2 (8.33%) Nagios
1 2 (8.33%) Netcool
1 2 (8.33%) Observium
1 2 (8.33%) OpenNMS
1 2 (8.33%) Opscode Chef
1 2 (8.33%) Prometheus
1 2 (8.33%) Puppet
1 2 (8.33%) Salt
1 2 (8.33%) Stealthwatch
1 2 (8.33%) ZABBIX
Vendors
1 22 (91.67%) Cisco
2 8 (33.33%) Juniper
3 7 (29.17%) CheckPoint
4 4 (16.67%) Microsoft
5 3 (12.50%) Arista
5 3 (12.50%) F5
5 3 (12.50%) Fortinet
6 2 (8.33%) Capita
6 2 (8.33%) Ericsson
6 2 (8.33%) Huawei
6 2 (8.33%) Palo Alto
6 2 (8.33%) Red Hat
6 2 (8.33%) Splunk
6 2 (8.33%) Tufin
6 2 (8.33%) VMware