The table below looks at the statistics for BGP skills in IT contracts advertised for the Scotland region. Included is a guide to the contractor rates offered in IT contracts that have cited BGP over the 3 months to 23 January 2017 with a comparison to the same period over the previous 2 years.

Note that daily contractor rates and hourly contractor rates are treated separately. When calculating average contractor rates, daily rates are not derived from quoted hourly rates or vice versa.

3 months to
23 Jan 2017
Same period 2016 Same period 2015
Border Gateway Protocol (BGP)
UK / Scotland
Rank 83 121 116
Rank change year-on-year
+38 -5
Contract jobs citing BGP 19 6 3
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Scotland 1.14% 0.24% 0.11%
As % of the Communications & Networking category 6.42% 1.64% 0.84%
Number of daily rates quoted 7 1 1
Median daily rate £375 £353 £325
Median daily rate % change year-on-year
+6.38% +8.46%
UK excluding London median daily rate £350 £350 £350
Number of hourly rates quoted 4 1 0
Median hourly rate £55.50 £43.00 -
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year
+29.06% -
UK excluding London median hourly rate £30.00 £44.00 £30.00
% change year-on-year
-31.81% +46.66%

The following table is for comparison with the above and provides statistics for the entire Communications & Networking category in contract jobs advertised in the Scotland region.

Communications & Networking Category
Scotland
Contract IT job ads with a match in the
Communications & Networking category
296 365 358
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Scotland 17.75% 14.32% 13.55%
Number of daily rates quoted 161 179 155
Median daily rate £350 £350 £350
90% offered a daily rate of more than £185 £225 £215
10% offered a daily rate of more than £450 £439 £500
UK excluding London median daily rate £370 £366 £350
% change year-on-year
+1.02% +4.64%
Number of hourly rates quoted 23 8 11
Median hourly rate £46.00 £27.25 £30.00
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year
+68.80% -9.16%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £16.83 £15.55 £18.00
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £66.00 £43.00 £32.00
UK excluding London median hourly rate £25.00 £30.00 £25.00
% change year-on-year
-16.66% +20.00%

BGP
Jobs Demand Trend in Scotland

The demand trend of contract jobs across the Scotland region citing BGP as a proportion of all IT contracts with a match in the Communications & Networking category.

BGP Jobs Demand Trend in Scotland

BGP
Daily Rate Trend in Scotland

This chart provides the 3-month moving average for daily rates quoted in IT contract jobs citing BGP across the Scotland region.

BGP Daily Rate Trend in Scotland

BGP
Daily Rate Histogram in Scotland

This chart provides a histogram of daily rates quoted in contract IT jobs citing BGP across the Scotland region over the 3 months to 23 January 2017.

BGP Daily Rate Histogram in Scotland

BGP
Hourly Rate Trend in Scotland

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

BGP Hourly Rate Trend in Scotland

BGP
Hourly Rate Histogram in Scotland

This chart provides a histogram of hourly rates quoted in contract IT jobs citing BGP across the Scotland region over the 3 months to 23 January 2017.

BGP Hourly Rate Histogram in Scotland

BGP
Contract Job Locations in Scotland

The table below looks at the demand and provides a guide to the median contractor rates quoted in IT jobs citing BGP within the Scotland region over the 3 months to 23 January 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
Aberdeen -1 12 £390 +10.63%
Edinburgh +23 6 £375 -
West Lothian - 1 £250 - 1
BGP
UK

BGP
Top 30 Related IT Skills in Scotland

For the 6 months to 23 January 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 Scotland region with a requirement for BGP.

1 37 (100.00%) Cisco
1 37 (100.00%) OSPF
2 24 (64.86%) MPLS
3 23 (62.16%) WAN
4 22 (59.46%) LAN
5 20 (54.05%) Wireless
6 19 (51.35%) Firewall
6 19 (51.35%) Cisco Certification
7 17 (45.95%) CCNP
8 16 (43.24%) CheckPoint
9 14 (37.84%) TCP/IP
9 14 (37.84%) Finance
9 14 (37.84%) Network Design
9 14 (37.84%) Cisco IOS
9 14 (37.84%) Data Centre
10 13 (35.14%) Cisco ASA
10 13 (35.14%) Problem Management
10 13 (35.14%) MS Visio
11 12 (32.43%) CatOS
12 11 (29.73%) Multicast
12 11 (29.73%) CMDB
12 11 (29.73%) Release Management
12 11 (29.73%) QMS
12 11 (29.73%) ITIL
12 11 (29.73%) Configuration Management
12 11 (29.73%) Project Management
13 10 (27.03%) EIGRP
13 10 (27.03%) Cisco Nexus
14 9 (24.32%) Network Security
14 9 (24.32%) Spanning Tree

BGP
Top Related IT Skills in Scotland 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:

Applications
1 13 (35.14%) MS Visio
2 3 (8.11%) MS Excel
Communications & Networking
1 37 (100.00%) OSPF
2 24 (64.86%) MPLS
3 23 (62.16%) WAN
4 22 (59.46%) LAN
5 20 (54.05%) Wireless
6 19 (51.35%) Firewall
7 14 (37.84%) Cisco IOS
7 14 (37.84%) TCP/IP
8 13 (35.14%) Cisco ASA
9 11 (29.73%) Multicast
10 10 (27.03%) Cisco Nexus
10 10 (27.03%) EIGRP
11 9 (24.32%) Network Security
11 9 (24.32%) Spanning Tree
12 6 (16.22%) F5 BIG-IP LTM
12 6 (16.22%) VLAN
13 5 (13.51%) VPN
14 4 (10.81%) BIG-IP
15 3 (8.11%) Internet
15 3 (8.11%) VoIP
General
1 14 (37.84%) Finance
2 1 (2.70%) Retail
Job Titles
1 29 (78.38%) Network Engineer
2 9 (24.32%) Network Security Engineer
2 9 (24.32%) Security Engineer
3 8 (21.62%) Cisco Engineer
3 8 (21.62%) Senior Network Engineer
4 7 (18.92%) Cisco Network Engineer
5 5 (13.51%) Network Support
6 4 (10.81%) Cisco Security Engineer
7 3 (8.11%) Analyst
7 3 (8.11%) Cisco Support
7 3 (8.11%) Firewall Engineer
7 3 (8.11%) Network Analyst
7 3 (8.11%) Network Support Engineer
7 3 (8.11%) Support Engineer
8 2 (5.41%) Check Point Support
8 2 (5.41%) Implementation Engineer
8 2 (5.41%) Network Design Engineer
8 2 (5.41%) Network Implementation Engineer
9 1 (2.70%) Check Point Analyst
9 1 (2.70%) LAN Engineer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 1 (2.70%) 802.1X
Miscellaneous
1 14 (37.84%) Data Centre
2 11 (29.73%) CMDB
3 2 (5.41%) Driving Licence
3 2 (5.41%) Private Cloud
4 1 (2.70%) Computer Science
4 1 (2.70%) VCE vBlock
Operating Systems
1 12 (32.43%) CatOS
2 3 (8.11%) Linux
2 3 (8.11%) Windows
Processes & Methodologies
1 14 (37.84%) Network Design
2 13 (35.14%) Problem Management
3 11 (29.73%) Configuration Management
3 11 (29.73%) ITIL
3 11 (29.73%) Project Management
3 11 (29.73%) QMS
3 11 (29.73%) Release Management
4 9 (24.32%) Quality Management
5 6 (16.22%) Load Balancing
5 6 (16.22%) Migration
6 4 (10.81%) Network Monitoring
7 2 (5.41%) Agile Software Development
7 2 (5.41%) Change Management
7 2 (5.41%) DevOps
7 2 (5.41%) Kanban
7 2 (5.41%) Mentoring
7 2 (5.41%) Scrum
7 2 (5.41%) Supplier Management
8 1 (2.70%) Chat Support
8 1 (2.70%) Network Management
Programming Languages
1 8 (21.62%) C
Qualifications
1 19 (51.35%) Cisco Certification
2 17 (45.95%) CCNP
3 6 (16.22%) CCNA
4 4 (10.81%) Degree
5 1 (2.70%) CCENT
5 1 (2.70%) Security Cleared
System Software
1 2 (5.41%) VMware Infrastructure
Systems Management
1 1 (2.70%) Cisco CUCM
1 1 (2.70%) FortiGate
1 1 (2.70%) WhatsUp Gold
1 1 (2.70%) WMI
Vendors
1 37 (100.00%) Cisco
2 16 (43.24%) CheckPoint
3 8 (21.62%) BT
3 8 (21.62%) Siemens
4 7 (18.92%) HP
5 6 (16.22%) F5
6 4 (10.81%) Fortinet
7 3 (8.11%) VMware
8 1 (2.70%) Aruba
8 1 (2.70%) Brocade
8 1 (2.70%) Intel Security
8 1 (2.70%) Progress
8 1 (2.70%) SolarWinds