Period
to 24 November 2017

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 24 November 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
6 months to
24 Nov 2017
Same period 2016 Same period 2015
Rank 183 215 223
Rank change year-on-year +32 +8 -50
Contract jobs citing BGP 20 17 26
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in the North West 0.35% 0.25% 0.30%
As % of the Communications & Networking category 2.61% 1.66% 2.34%
Number of daily rates quoted 11 8 12
North West median daily rate £450 £323 £395
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +39.53% -18.35% +16.18%
10th Percentile £313 £262 £334
90th Percentile £500 £434 £487
England median daily rate £405 £389 £400
% change year-on-year +4.18% -2.81% +11.11%
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 0 0
North West median hourly rate - - -
England median hourly rate £18.25 £45.50 £45.31
% change year-on-year -59.89% +0.43% +13.26%

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 765 1023 1111
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in the North West 13.44% 15.03% 12.92%
Number of daily rates quoted 471 594 640
North West median daily rate £388 £409 £375
Median daily rate % change year-on-year -5.20% +9.00% +15.38%
10th Percentile £163 £213 £206
90th Percentile £543 £575 £538
England median daily rate £403 £400 £393
% change year-on-year +0.63% +1.91% +4.67%
Number of hourly rates quoted 57 57 106
North West median hourly rate £16.00 £16.00 £16.92
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year - -5.44% -12.10%
10th Percentile £11.15 £12.55 £12.00
90th Percentile £45.48 £40.00 £41.80
England median hourly rate £18.70 £23.50 £20.94
% change year-on-year -20.43% +12.25% +4.68%

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 24 November 2017.

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 24 November 2017. 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 +18 11 £450 +40.63% 10
Cheshire +16 9 £450 +28.57% 3
BGP
England

For the 6 months to 24 November 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 18 (90.00%) Cisco
2 13 (65.00%) Ethernet
3 12 (60.00%) VPN
4 11 (55.00%) Broadband
4 11 (55.00%) Cisco Certification
4 11 (55.00%) Juniper
4 11 (55.00%) MPLS
4 11 (55.00%) Firewall
5 9 (45.00%) BT
5 9 (45.00%) JNCIE
5 9 (45.00%) OSPF
5 9 (45.00%) LAN
5 9 (45.00%) WAN
6 8 (40.00%) Data Centre
7 6 (30.00%) CCIE
7 6 (30.00%) Load Balancing
7 6 (30.00%) JNCIP
7 6 (30.00%) Network Security
8 5 (25.00%) CCNP
8 5 (25.00%) EIGRP
9 4 (20.00%) DNS
9 4 (20.00%) VoIP
9 4 (20.00%) Cisco Nexus
10 3 (15.00%) Cisco ASA
10 3 (15.00%) Network Design
10 3 (15.00%) Cisco IOS
10 3 (15.00%) Wireless
10 3 (15.00%) WLAN
10 3 (15.00%) VSS/SourceSafe
10 3 (15.00%) CheckPoint

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:

Communications & Networking
1 13 (65.00%) Ethernet
2 12 (60.00%) VPN
3 11 (55.00%) Broadband
3 11 (55.00%) Firewall
3 11 (55.00%) MPLS
4 9 (45.00%) LAN
4 9 (45.00%) OSPF
4 9 (45.00%) WAN
5 6 (30.00%) Network Security
6 5 (25.00%) EIGRP
7 4 (20.00%) Cisco Nexus
7 4 (20.00%) DNS
7 4 (20.00%) VoIP
8 3 (15.00%) Cisco ASA
8 3 (15.00%) Cisco IOS
8 3 (15.00%) Wireless
8 3 (15.00%) WLAN
9 2 (10.00%) LLU
9 2 (10.00%) VLAN
9 2 (10.00%) Wi-Fi
Development Applications
1 3 (15.00%) VSS/SourceSafe
2 2 (10.00%) Git (software)
General
1 2 (10.00%) Back Office
1 2 (10.00%) Finance
1 2 (10.00%) Pharmaceutical
1 2 (10.00%) Telecoms
Job Titles
1 11 (55.00%) Network Engineer
2 9 (45.00%) Architect
2 9 (45.00%) Network Architect
3 6 (30.00%) Design Engineer
4 4 (20.00%) Core Network Architect
4 4 (20.00%) Core Network Engineer
4 4 (20.00%) IP Architect
4 4 (20.00%) IP Design Engineer
4 4 (20.00%) IP Engineer
4 4 (20.00%) IP Network Engineer
5 3 (15.00%) Juniper Architect
6 2 (10.00%) Cisco Consultant
6 2 (10.00%) Cisco Network Consultant
6 2 (10.00%) Designer
6 2 (10.00%) Juniper Engineer
6 2 (10.00%) Network Consultant
6 2 (10.00%) Product Design Engineer
6 2 (10.00%) Product Engineer
6 2 (10.00%) Security Engineer
6 2 (10.00%) WAN Consultant
Miscellaneous
1 8 (40.00%) Data Centre
2 2 (10.00%) Enterprise Storage
3 1 (5.00%) Analytical Skills
Processes & Methodologies
1 6 (30.00%) Load Balancing
2 3 (15.00%) Network Design
3 2 (10.00%) Configuration Management
3 2 (10.00%) ITIL
3 2 (10.00%) Network Management
3 2 (10.00%) Network Planning
4 1 (5.00%) Business Continuity
4 1 (5.00%) Change Management
4 1 (5.00%) Network Monitoring
4 1 (5.00%) Process Improvement
Programming Languages
1 2 (10.00%) Perl
1 2 (10.00%) PHP
1 2 (10.00%) Python
1 2 (10.00%) SQL
Qualifications
1 11 (55.00%) Cisco Certification
2 9 (45.00%) JNCIE
3 6 (30.00%) CCIE
3 6 (30.00%) JNCIP
4 5 (25.00%) CCNP
5 3 (15.00%) CCDP
6 2 (10.00%) CCNA
6 2 (10.00%) ITIL Certification
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 2 (10.00%) PCI DSS
2 1 (5.00%) SLA
System Software
1 2 (10.00%) Active Directory
Systems Management
1 2 (10.00%) Cacti
1 2 (10.00%) Nagios
1 2 (10.00%) OpenNMS
1 2 (10.00%) Puppet
1 2 (10.00%) RANCID
1 2 (10.00%) SCCM
1 2 (10.00%) SCOM
Vendors
1 18 (90.00%) Cisco
2 11 (55.00%) Juniper
3 9 (45.00%) BT
4 3 (15.00%) CheckPoint
5 2 (10.00%) Brocade
5 2 (10.00%) Ericsson
5 2 (10.00%) Foundry
5 2 (10.00%) Huawei
5 2 (10.00%) ZyXEL
6 1 (5.00%) Fortinet