The following table provides summary statistics for contract job vacancies advertised in the West Midlands 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 25 March 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.

3 months to
25 Mar 2017
Same period 2016 Same period 2015
Border Gateway Protocol (BGP)
England / West Midlands
Rank 107 112 112
Rank change year-on-year +5 0  
Contract jobs citing BGP 11 18 10
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in the West Midlands 0.48% 0.67% 0.39%
As % of the Communications & Networking category 3.42% 6.04% 2.78%
Number of daily rates quoted 6 3 8
Median daily rate £344 £450 £413
Median daily rate % change year-on-year -23.61% +9.09%  
90% offered a daily rate of more than £299 £450 £286
10% offered a daily rate of more than £394 £490 £450
UK excluding London median daily rate £363 £363 £363
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 0 0
Median hourly rate - - -
UK excluding London median hourly rate £30.00 £45.00 £30.00
% change year-on-year -33.33% +50.00%  

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 West Midlands with a requirement for communications and computer networking skills.

Contract Communications & Computer Network Skills
West Midlands
Contract job vacancies with a requirement for communications and computer networking skills 322 298 360
As % of all contract IT job vacancies advertised in the West Midlands 13.98% 11.06% 14.21%
Number of daily rates quoted 182 137 168
Median daily rate £395 £400 £363
Median daily rate % change year-on-year -1.25% +10.34%  
90% offered a daily rate of more than £225 £250 £208
10% offered a daily rate of more than £525 £500 £500
UK excluding London median daily rate £375 £363 £347
% change year-on-year +3.44% +4.32%  
Number of hourly rates quoted 18 17 43
Median hourly rate £21.00 £18.00 £27.50
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year +16.66% -34.54%  
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £14.00 £11.00 £12.50
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £37.70 £26.00 £40.00
UK excluding London median hourly rate £22.50 £37.00 £29.17
% change year-on-year -39.18% +26.84%  

BGP
Job Vacancy Trend in the West Midlands

The job posting trend of jobs advertised in the West Midlands citing BGP as a proportion of all contract or permanent IT jobs with a match in the Communications & Networking category.

Job vacancy trend for BGP in the West Midlands

BGP
Contractor Daily Rate Trend in the West Midlands

This chart provides the 3-month moving average for daily rates quoted in contract jobs citing BGP in the West Midlands.

Contractor daily rate trend for BGP in the West Midlands

BGP
Contractor Daily Rate Histogram in the West Midlands

The daily rate distribution of IT jobs citing BGP in the West Midlands over the 3 months to 25 March 2017.

Contractor daily rate histogram for BGP in the West Midlands

BGP
Contractor Hourly Rate Trend in the West Midlands

This chart provides the 3-month moving average for hourly rates quoted in IT contractor jobs citing BGP in the West Midlands.

Contractor hourly rate trend for BGP in the West Midlands

BGP
Contract Job Locations in the West Midlands

The table below looks at the demand and provides a guide to the median contractor rates quoted in IT jobs citing BGP within the West Midlands region over the 3 months to 25 March 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
Birmingham +7 9 £344 - 2
Shropshire - 2 - -
BGP
England

BGP
Top 30 Related IT Skills in the West Midlands

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

1 31 (86.11%) Cisco
1 31 (86.11%) Firewall
2 30 (83.33%) OSPF
3 23 (63.89%) Cisco Certification
4 20 (55.56%) WAN
5 18 (50.00%) Cisco ASA
6 16 (44.44%) CCNP
7 15 (41.67%) Juniper
8 14 (38.89%) CheckPoint
8 14 (38.89%) SC Cleared
8 14 (38.89%) Security Cleared
9 13 (36.11%) MPLS
9 13 (36.11%) VPN
10 12 (33.33%) Network Design
11 11 (30.56%) Cisco Nexus
12 10 (27.78%) Data Centre
12 10 (27.78%) LAN
13 9 (25.00%) F5
14 8 (22.22%) Microsoft Azure
14 8 (22.22%) Junos
14 8 (22.22%) Wireless
14 8 (22.22%) EIGRP
15 7 (19.44%) CCNA
15 7 (19.44%) Network Security
15 7 (19.44%) Fortinet
16 6 (16.67%) Aruba
16 6 (16.67%) Amazon AWS
16 6 (16.67%) Mentoring
16 6 (16.67%) Oracle
16 6 (16.67%) Blue Coat

BGP
Top Related IT Skills in the West Midlands 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 (2.78%) SAS
Cloud Services
1 8 (22.22%) Microsoft Azure
2 6 (16.67%) Amazon AWS
Communications & Networking
1 31 (86.11%) Firewall
2 30 (83.33%) OSPF
3 20 (55.56%) WAN
4 18 (50.00%) Cisco ASA
5 13 (36.11%) MPLS
5 13 (36.11%) VPN
6 11 (30.56%) Cisco Nexus
7 10 (27.78%) LAN
8 8 (22.22%) EIGRP
8 8 (22.22%) Junos
8 8 (22.22%) Wireless
9 7 (19.44%) Network Security
10 5 (13.89%) DNS
10 5 (13.89%) F5 BIG-IP LTM
10 5 (13.89%) TCP/IP
11 4 (11.11%) DHCP
11 4 (11.11%) F5 BIG-IP GTM
11 4 (11.11%) ISDN
11 4 (11.11%) Multicast
11 4 (11.11%) NX-OS
Development Applications
1 1 (2.78%) VSS/SourceSafe
General
1 3 (8.33%) Finance
1 3 (8.33%) Telecoms
2 2 (5.56%) Electronics
Job Titles
1 29 (80.56%) Network Engineer
2 9 (25.00%) Cisco Engineer
2 9 (25.00%) Cisco Network Engineer
3 6 (16.67%) Design Engineer
3 6 (16.67%) Implementation Engineer
3 6 (16.67%) Network Design Engineer
3 6 (16.67%) Network Implementation Engineer
4 5 (13.89%) Juniper Engineer
4 5 (13.89%) SC Cleared Network Engineer
5 3 (8.33%) Principal Engineer
5 3 (8.33%) Principal Network Engineer
6 2 (5.56%) Consultant
6 2 (5.56%) Designer
6 2 (5.56%) LAN Engineer
6 2 (5.56%) LAN/WAN Engineer
6 2 (5.56%) Migration Engineer
6 2 (5.56%) Network Designer
6 2 (5.56%) WAN Engineer
7 1 (2.78%) Network Analyst
7 1 (2.78%) Principal Consultant
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 3 (8.33%) 802.1X
2 1 (2.78%) CSS
2 1 (2.78%) Middleware
Miscellaneous
1 10 (27.78%) Data Centre
2 2 (5.56%) Analytical Skills
2 2 (5.56%) Computer Science
3 1 (2.78%) PKI
3 1 (2.78%) User Experience
Operating Systems
1 2 (5.56%) Linux
2 1 (2.78%) Windows
Processes & Methodologies
1 12 (33.33%) Network Design
2 6 (16.67%) Mentoring
2 6 (16.67%) Migration
3 5 (13.89%) Network Management
4 4 (11.11%) Load Balancing
4 4 (11.11%) Penetration Testing
5 2 (5.56%) Capacity Planning
5 2 (5.56%) Customer Requirements
5 2 (5.56%) ITIL
5 2 (5.56%) Presales
6 1 (2.78%) Application Performance Monitoring
6 1 (2.78%) Change Management
6 1 (2.78%) Continuous Improvement
6 1 (2.78%) High Availability
6 1 (2.78%) High-Frequency Trading
6 1 (2.78%) ITIL V3
6 1 (2.78%) Performance Tuning
6 1 (2.78%) PRINCE
6 1 (2.78%) Server Hardening
6 1 (2.78%) Visualisation
Programming Languages
1 1 (2.78%) Bash Shell
1 1 (2.78%) Perl
1 1 (2.78%) Python
1 1 (2.78%) Ruby
Qualifications
1 23 (63.89%) Cisco Certification
2 16 (44.44%) CCNP
3 14 (38.89%) SC Cleared
3 14 (38.89%) Security Cleared
4 7 (19.44%) CCNA
5 4 (11.11%) CCDP
5 4 (11.11%) CCIE
6 2 (5.56%) CCDA
6 2 (5.56%) Degree
7 1 (2.78%) CCIP
System Software
1 1 (2.78%) Firmware
1 1 (2.78%) NFS
1 1 (2.78%) VMware ESXi
Systems Management
1 1 (2.78%) OpenView
1 1 (2.78%) OPNET
Vendors
1 31 (86.11%) Cisco
2 15 (41.67%) Juniper
3 14 (38.89%) CheckPoint
4 9 (25.00%) F5
5 7 (19.44%) Fortinet
6 6 (16.67%) Aruba
6 6 (16.67%) Blue Coat
6 6 (16.67%) Oracle
7 3 (8.33%) Riverbed
8 2 (5.56%) AirMagnet
8 2 (5.56%) CA
8 2 (5.56%) Palo Alto
8 2 (5.56%) SolarWinds
9 1 (2.78%) BMC
9 1 (2.78%) HP
9 1 (2.78%) Nokia
9 1 (2.78%) VMware