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 26 September 2016 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
26 Sep 2016
Same period 2015 Same period 2014
Border Gateway Protocol (BGP)
Rank 106 122 128
Rank change year-on-year
+16 +6
Contract jobs citing BGP 20 11 2
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Scotland 0.90% 0.34% 0.072%
As % of the Communications & Networking category 5.71% 3.59% 0.62%
Number of daily rates quoted 16 4 1
Median daily rate £350 £325 £519
Median daily rate % change year-on-year
+7.69% -37.35%
UK excluding London median daily rate £350 £375 £345
% change year-on-year
-6.66% +8.69%
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 0 1
Median hourly rate - - £26.00
UK excluding London median hourly rate £44.25 £47.83 £35.00
% change year-on-year
-7.48% +36.65%
BGP
UK

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
350 306 322
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Scotland 15.70% 9.59% 11.63%
Number of daily rates quoted 215 125 174
Median daily rate £330 £315 £310
Median daily rate % change year-on-year
+4.76% +1.61%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £225 £175 £175
10% offered a daily rate of more than £440 £451 £450
UK excluding London median daily rate £370 £360 £345
% change year-on-year
+2.77% +4.34%
Number of hourly rates quoted 13 16 11
Median hourly rate £14.25 £12.35 £26.00
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year
+15.38% -52.50%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £13.50 £12.35 £12.00
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £50.00 £25.50 £45.50
UK excluding London median hourly rate £28.00 £21.01 £22.50
% change year-on-year
+33.30% -6.64%

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 26 September 2016.

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
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 26 September 2016. 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
(Click see detailed
statistics and trends)
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
Edinburgh +22 16 £363 +16.00% 1
Glasgow +11 4 £250 -27.27%
BGP
UK

BGP
Top 30 Related IT Skills in Scotland

For the 6 months to 26 September 2016, 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 28 (100.00%) OSPF
2 26 (92.86%) Cisco
3 22 (78.57%) Firewall
4 20 (71.43%) CheckPoint
5 19 (67.86%) Cisco Certification
5 19 (67.86%) WAN
6 18 (64.29%) MPLS
7 17 (60.71%) EIGRP
7 17 (60.71%) CCNP
8 16 (57.14%) LAN
8 16 (57.14%) Wireless
8 16 (57.14%) Data Centre
9 11 (39.29%) VLAN
9 11 (39.29%) CCNA
9 11 (39.29%) Cisco ASA
10 9 (32.14%) Finance
11 8 (28.57%) TCP/IP
11 8 (28.57%) Load Balancing
12 7 (25.00%) Network Security
12 7 (25.00%) Internet
13 6 (21.43%) Migration
13 6 (21.43%) VPN
13 6 (21.43%) Fortinet
13 6 (21.43%) Network Monitoring
13 6 (21.43%) Cisco Nexus
14 5 (17.86%) HSRP
14 5 (17.86%) Cisco IOS
14 5 (17.86%) DMVPN
14 5 (17.86%) High Availability
14 5 (17.86%) 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 2 (7.14%) MS Visio
Communications & Networking
1 28 (100.00%) OSPF
2 22 (78.57%) Firewall
3 19 (67.86%) WAN
4 18 (64.29%) MPLS
5 17 (60.71%) EIGRP
6 16 (57.14%) LAN
6 16 (57.14%) Wireless
7 11 (39.29%) Cisco ASA
7 11 (39.29%) VLAN
8 8 (28.57%) TCP/IP
9 7 (25.00%) Internet
9 7 (25.00%) Network Security
10 6 (21.43%) Cisco Nexus
10 6 (21.43%) VPN
11 5 (17.86%) ATM
11 5 (17.86%) HSRP
11 5 (17.86%) ISDN
11 5 (17.86%) PPP
11 5 (17.86%) Spanning Tree
11 5 (17.86%) X.25
General
1 9 (32.14%) Finance
2 2 (7.14%) Law
3 1 (3.57%) Legal
Job Titles
1 15 (53.57%) Network Engineer
2 8 (28.57%) Consultant
2 8 (28.57%) Network Consultant
3 7 (25.00%) Network Security Engineer
3 7 (25.00%) Security Engineer
4 5 (17.86%) Cisco Consultant
4 5 (17.86%) Cisco Network Consultant
4 5 (17.86%) Data Consultant
5 4 (14.29%) Analyst
5 4 (14.29%) Network Analyst
6 3 (10.71%) Cisco Engineer
6 3 (10.71%) Cisco Network Engineer
6 3 (10.71%) Cisco Security Engineer
7 2 (7.14%) Check Point Support
7 2 (7.14%) Cisco Support
7 2 (7.14%) Firewall Engineer
7 2 (7.14%) Network Support
8 1 (3.57%) Cisco Specialist
8 1 (3.57%) Security Consultant
8 1 (3.57%) Support Engineer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 1 (3.57%) 802.1X
Miscellaneous
1 16 (57.14%) Data Centre
2 2 (7.14%) Private Cloud
3 1 (3.57%) VCE vBlock
Operating Systems
1 2 (7.14%) Linux
1 2 (7.14%) Windows
Processes & Methodologies
1 8 (28.57%) Load Balancing
2 6 (21.43%) Migration
2 6 (21.43%) Network Monitoring
3 5 (17.86%) High Availability
3 5 (17.86%) Network Design
3 5 (17.86%) Stakeholder Management
4 4 (14.29%) Change Management
4 4 (14.29%) Supplier Management
5 2 (7.14%) Agile Software Development
5 2 (7.14%) DevOps
5 2 (7.14%) Kanban
5 2 (7.14%) Problem Management
5 2 (7.14%) Scrum
6 1 (3.57%) Network Management
Qualifications
1 19 (67.86%) Cisco Certification
2 17 (60.71%) CCNP
3 11 (39.29%) CCNA
4 5 (17.86%) CCIE
5 2 (7.14%) JNCIA
6 1 (3.57%) Degree
System Software
1 2 (7.14%) VMware Infrastructure
Systems Management
1 1 (3.57%) Cisco CUCM
Vendors
1 26 (92.86%) Cisco
2 20 (71.43%) CheckPoint
3 6 (21.43%) Fortinet
4 3 (10.71%) F5
4 3 (10.71%) VMware
5 2 (7.14%) Aruba
5 2 (7.14%) Brocade
5 2 (7.14%) HP
5 2 (7.14%) Intel Security
5 2 (7.14%) SolarWinds
6 1 (3.57%) Riverbed