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 3 months to 28 June 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.

Border Gateway Protocol (BGP)
England / North West
3 months to
28 Jun 2017
Same period 2016 Same period 2015
Rank 119 143 115
Rank change year-on-year +24 -28  
Contract jobs citing BGP 17 16 37
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in the North West 0.58% 0.42% 1.02%
As % of the Communications & Networking category 3.66% 2.77% 7.87%
Number of daily rates quoted 8 8 13
Median daily rate £376 £325 £375
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +15.76% -13.33%  
90% offered a daily rate of more than £313 £233 £188
10% offered a daily rate of more than £462 £391 £474
UK excluding London median daily rate £415 £364 £340
% change year-on-year +14.08% +6.98%  
Number of hourly rates quoted 2 0 1
Median hourly rate £67.25 - £40.00
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £65.98 - £37.50
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £67.93 - £42.50
UK excluding London median hourly rate £33.00 £47.83 £40.00
% change year-on-year -31.00% +19.57%  

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

Contract Communications & Computer Network Skills
North West
Contract job vacancies with a requirement for communications and computer networking skills 464 577 470
As % of all contract IT job vacancies advertised in the North West 15.71% 15.31% 12.92%
Number of daily rates quoted 625 697 740
Median daily rate £375 £375 £310
Median daily rate % change year-on-year - +20.96%  
90% offered a daily rate of more than £163 £263 £200
10% offered a daily rate of more than £525 £525 £488
UK excluding London median daily rate £375 £365 £340
% change year-on-year +2.73% +7.35%  
Number of hourly rates quoted 116 58 107
Median hourly rate £35.00 £14.00 £17.50
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year +150.00% -20.00%  
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £11.00 £10.50 £12.15
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £168.75 £45.00 £42.50
UK excluding London median hourly rate £27.50 £31.50 £23.50
% change year-on-year -12.69% +34.04%  

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

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Contractor Daily Rate Histogram in the North West

The daily rate distribution of IT jobs citing BGP in the North West over the 3 months to 28 June 2017.

Contractor daily rate histogram for BGP in the North West

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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 3 months to 28 June 2017. The 'Rank Change' column provides an indication of the change in demand within each location based on the same 3 month period last year.

Location Rank Change
on Same Period
Last Year
Matching
Contract
IT Job Ads
Median
Daily Rate
Last 3 Months
Median Daily Rate
% Change
on Same Period
Last Year
Live
Job
Vacancies
Manchester +17 10 £400 +22.92% 4
Cheshire +14 7 £365 +12.30% 2
BGP
England

For the 6 months to 28 June 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 North West region with a requirement for BGP.

1 28 (100.00%) Cisco
2 21 (75.00%) OSPF
3 17 (60.71%) EIGRP
3 17 (60.71%) Firewall
4 16 (57.14%) Cisco Certification
5 15 (53.57%) CCNP
6 13 (46.43%) Juniper
6 13 (46.43%) LAN
6 13 (46.43%) WAN
7 11 (39.29%) VPN
8 10 (35.71%) Network Design
8 10 (35.71%) Cisco Nexus
9 9 (32.14%) Wireless
10 8 (28.57%) MPLS
10 8 (28.57%) Load Balancing
11 7 (25.00%) Cisco ASA
11 7 (25.00%) Data Centre
11 7 (25.00%) CheckPoint
11 7 (25.00%) CCNA
11 7 (25.00%) DNS
11 7 (25.00%) TCP/IP
11 7 (25.00%) VoIP
12 6 (21.43%) F5
12 6 (21.43%) Cisco IOS
13 5 (17.86%) Microsoft Azure
13 5 (17.86%) VLAN
13 5 (17.86%) Fortinet
13 5 (17.86%) Spanning Tree
13 5 (17.86%) CCIE
14 4 (14.29%) Disaster Recovery

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:

Cloud Services
1 5 (17.86%) Microsoft Azure
2 3 (10.71%) Amazon AWS
3 1 (3.57%) Amazon EC2
3 1 (3.57%) Office 365
Communications & Networking
1 21 (75.00%) OSPF
2 17 (60.71%) EIGRP
2 17 (60.71%) Firewall
3 13 (46.43%) LAN
3 13 (46.43%) WAN
4 11 (39.29%) VPN
5 10 (35.71%) Cisco Nexus
6 9 (32.14%) Wireless
7 8 (28.57%) MPLS
8 7 (25.00%) Cisco ASA
8 7 (25.00%) DNS
8 7 (25.00%) TCP/IP
8 7 (25.00%) VoIP
9 6 (21.43%) Cisco IOS
10 5 (17.86%) Spanning Tree
10 5 (17.86%) VLAN
11 4 (14.29%) F5 BIG-IP GTM
11 4 (14.29%) F5 BIG-IP LTM
11 4 (14.29%) IGRP
11 4 (14.29%) Network Security
General
1 2 (7.14%) Finance
Job Titles
1 15 (53.57%) Network Engineer
2 9 (32.14%) Architect
3 8 (28.57%) Network Architect
4 5 (17.86%) Network Security Engineer
4 5 (17.86%) Security Engineer
5 4 (14.29%) Cisco Engineer
5 4 (14.29%) Network Support
6 3 (10.71%) Cisco Network Engineer
6 3 (10.71%) Network Support Engineer
6 3 (10.71%) Support Engineer
7 2 (7.14%) Design Engineer
7 2 (7.14%) Senior Network Engineer
7 2 (7.14%) Senior Network Security Engineer
7 2 (7.14%) Senior Security Engineer
7 2 (7.14%) Technical Manager
8 1 (3.57%) Firewall Consultant
8 1 (3.57%) Firewall Specialist
8 1 (3.57%) Firewall Support
8 1 (3.57%) Network Infrastructure Specialist
8 1 (3.57%) Network Support Specialist
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 1 (3.57%) CSS
Miscellaneous
1 7 (25.00%) Data Centre
2 4 (14.29%) Analytical Skills
3 2 (7.14%) Private Cloud
4 1 (3.57%) Driving Licence
4 1 (3.57%) Public Cloud
Processes & Methodologies
1 10 (35.71%) Network Design
2 8 (28.57%) Load Balancing
3 4 (14.29%) Disaster Recovery
3 4 (14.29%) Network Architecture
4 3 (10.71%) Change Management
4 3 (10.71%) ITIL
4 3 (10.71%) Mentoring
5 1 (3.57%) Capacity Management
5 1 (3.57%) High Availability
5 1 (3.57%) Network Load Balancing
5 1 (3.57%) Network Monitoring
5 1 (3.57%) Network Planning
5 1 (3.57%) Performance Tuning
5 1 (3.57%) SIEM
Qualifications
1 16 (57.14%) Cisco Certification
2 15 (53.57%) CCNP
3 7 (25.00%) CCNA
4 5 (17.86%) CCIE
5 3 (10.71%) CCDP
5 3 (10.71%) ITIL Certification
5 3 (10.71%) JNCIP
6 2 (7.14%) JNCIE
6 2 (7.14%) SC Cleared
6 2 (7.14%) Security Cleared
7 1 (3.57%) Degree
7 1 (3.57%) JNCIA
7 1 (3.57%) JNCIS
Systems Management
1 1 (3.57%) Cisco CUCM
1 1 (3.57%) FortiGate
Vendors
1 28 (100.00%) Cisco
2 13 (46.43%) Juniper
3 7 (25.00%) CheckPoint
4 6 (21.43%) F5
5 5 (17.86%) Fortinet
6 2 (7.14%) Ericsson
6 2 (7.14%) ZyXEL
7 1 (3.57%) Brocade
7 1 (3.57%) BT
7 1 (3.57%) Foundry
7 1 (3.57%) Huawei
7 1 (3.57%) Microsoft
7 1 (3.57%) Palo Alto
7 1 (3.57%) SolarWinds
Greater Manchester
The Bridge Ltd
Rate: From £350 to £500 per day - 3 Month Contract (initially)
Posted: 1 hour ago