Period
to 18 November 2017

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 6 months to 18 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 > West Midlands
6 months to
18 Nov 2017
Same period 2016 Same period 2015
Rank 172 172 154
Rank change year-on-year 0 -18 -20
Contract jobs citing BGP 12 48 17
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in the West Midlands 0.25% 0.77% 0.34%
As % of the Communications & Networking category 1.54% 5.61% 2.83%
Number of daily rates quoted 4 17 13
West Midlands median daily rate £420 £375 £315
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +12.00% +19.05% +3.70%
10th Percentile £413 £270 £232
90th Percentile £443 £421 £488
England median daily rate £411 £389 £400
% change year-on-year +5.79% -2.81% +10.34%
Number of hourly rates quoted 1 2 0
West Midlands median hourly rate £60.00 £45.50 -
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year +31.87% - -
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 West Midlands with a requirement for communications or computer networking skills.

All Communications and Computer Networking Skills
West Midlands
Contract vacancies with a requirement for communications or computer networking skills 780 856 600
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in the West Midlands 16.28% 13.78% 12.06%
Number of daily rates quoted 458 442 306
West Midlands median daily rate £375 £381 £350
Median daily rate % change year-on-year -1.64% +8.93% +6.06%
10th Percentile £161 £189 £215
90th Percentile £504 £538 £500
England median daily rate £403 £400 £390
% change year-on-year +0.63% +2.56% +4.00%
Number of hourly rates quoted 46 42 62
West Midlands median hourly rate £22.49 £21.25 £17.50
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year +5.84% +21.43% -12.50%
10th Percentile £10.63 £11.52 £10.76
90th Percentile £44.50 £39.50 £41.61
England median hourly rate £18.70 £22.84 £20.50
% change year-on-year -18.11% +11.39% +2.50%

BGP
Job Vacancy Trend in the West Midlands

Job postings citing BGP as a percentage of all IT jobs advertised in the West Midlands.

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 Hourly Rate Trend in the West Midlands

This chart provides the 3-month moving average for contractor hourly rates quoted in IT 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 6 months to 18 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
Shropshire +5 7 £420 +8.39%
Birmingham +7 3 - - 3
Worcestershire +7 1 - -
Wolverhampton - 1 - -
BGP
England

For the 6 months to 18 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 West Midlands region with a requirement for BGP.

1 12 (100.00%) Cisco
1 12 (100.00%) OSPF
2 11 (91.67%) Firewall
2 11 (91.67%) WAN
2 11 (91.67%) CCNP
2 11 (91.67%) Cisco Certification
2 11 (91.67%) CheckPoint
2 11 (91.67%) Fortinet
3 10 (83.33%) VLAN
3 10 (83.33%) Amazon AWS
3 10 (83.33%) VPN
3 10 (83.33%) MPLS
3 10 (83.33%) F5
4 8 (66.67%) Intrusion Detection
5 7 (58.33%) Blue Coat
5 7 (58.33%) Network Load Balancing
5 7 (58.33%) Microsoft Azure
5 7 (58.33%) BMC
5 7 (58.33%) McAfee
5 7 (58.33%) Wireless
5 7 (58.33%) IBM
5 7 (58.33%) CCIE
5 7 (58.33%) Internet
5 7 (58.33%) Root Cause Analysis
5 7 (58.33%) WAN Optimisation
5 7 (58.33%) HSRP
5 7 (58.33%) Network Packet Analysis
6 6 (50.00%) Coaching
6 6 (50.00%) HP
6 6 (50.00%) SC Cleared

BGP
Co-occurring 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:

Cloud Services
1 10 (83.33%) Amazon AWS
2 7 (58.33%) Microsoft Azure
3 3 (25.00%) Akamai
3 3 (25.00%) Amazon ELB
Communications & Networking
1 12 (100.00%) OSPF
2 11 (91.67%) Firewall
2 11 (91.67%) WAN
3 10 (83.33%) MPLS
3 10 (83.33%) VLAN
3 10 (83.33%) VPN
4 8 (66.67%) Intrusion Detection
5 7 (58.33%) HSRP
5 7 (58.33%) Internet
5 7 (58.33%) Wireless
6 5 (41.67%) Cisco Nexus
7 4 (33.33%) Cisco ASA
7 4 (33.33%) EIGRP
8 3 (25.00%) BIG-IP
8 3 (25.00%) DNS
8 3 (25.00%) IPsec
8 3 (25.00%) Junos
8 3 (25.00%) Network Security
8 3 (25.00%) SSL
8 3 (25.00%) Wi-Fi
General
1 1 (8.33%) Finance
Job Titles
1 11 (91.67%) Network Engineer
2 5 (41.67%) Senior Network Engineer
3 2 (16.67%) Cisco Engineer
3 2 (16.67%) Cisco Expert
3 2 (16.67%) Cisco Network Engineer
3 2 (16.67%) Network Operations Engineer
3 2 (16.67%) Network Support
3 2 (16.67%) Network Support Engineer
3 2 (16.67%) SC Cleared Network Engineer
3 2 (16.67%) Senior Cisco Engineer
3 2 (16.67%) Senior Cisco Expert
3 2 (16.67%) Senior Cisco Network Engineer
3 2 (16.67%) Senior Network Support
3 2 (16.67%) Senior Network Support Engineer
3 2 (16.67%) Senior Support Engineer
3 2 (16.67%) Service Operations Engineer
3 2 (16.67%) Support Engineer
4 1 (8.33%) Consultant
4 1 (8.33%) Network Consultant
4 1 (8.33%) Network Design Consultant
Miscellaneous
1 1 (8.33%) Data Centre
1 1 (8.33%) Management Information System
Processes & Methodologies
1 7 (58.33%) Network Load Balancing
1 7 (58.33%) Network Packet Analysis
1 7 (58.33%) Root Cause Analysis
1 7 (58.33%) WAN Optimisation
2 6 (50.00%) Coaching
3 4 (33.33%) ITIL
3 4 (33.33%) ITIL V3
3 4 (33.33%) Load Balancing
4 3 (25.00%) SIEM
4 3 (25.00%) Vulnerability Assessment
5 1 (8.33%) Incident Management
5 1 (8.33%) Network Design
5 1 (8.33%) Service Management
Qualifications
1 11 (91.67%) CCNP
1 11 (91.67%) Cisco Certification
2 7 (58.33%) CCIE
3 6 (50.00%) SC Cleared
3 6 (50.00%) Security Cleared
4 4 (33.33%) Check Point Certification
4 4 (33.33%) CISSP
5 1 (8.33%) CCNA
Systems Management
1 3 (25.00%) FortiGate
1 3 (25.00%) Nagios
1 3 (25.00%) SCOM
Vendors
1 12 (100.00%) Cisco
2 11 (91.67%) CheckPoint
2 11 (91.67%) Fortinet
3 10 (83.33%) F5
4 7 (58.33%) Blue Coat
4 7 (58.33%) BMC
4 7 (58.33%) IBM
4 7 (58.33%) McAfee
5 6 (50.00%) HP
6 4 (33.33%) Palo Alto
7 3 (25.00%) AppDynamics
7 3 (25.00%) Aruba
7 3 (25.00%) Infoblox
7 3 (25.00%) Juniper
7 3 (25.00%) Microsoft
7 3 (25.00%) SolarWinds