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 29 May 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
29 May 2016
Same period 2015 Same period 2014
Border Gateway Protocol (BGP)
Rank 140 125 128
Rank change year-on-year
-15 +3
Contract jobs citing BGP 11 6 2
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Scotland 0.38% 0.20% 0.077%
As % of the Communications & Networking category 1.98% 1.80% 0.55%
Number of daily rates quoted 1 0 2
Median daily rate £325 - £334
UK excluding London median daily rate £363 £350 £400
% change year-on-year
+3.57% -12.50%
Number of hourly rates quoted 2 0 0
Median hourly rate £20.50 - -
UK excluding London median hourly rate £47.83 £40.00 -
% change year-on-year
+19.57% -
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
555 334 362
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Scotland 19.14% 11.17% 13.89%
Number of daily rates quoted 286 144 178
Median daily rate £330 £330 £363
Median daily rate % change year-on-year
- -8.96%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £238 £158 £140
10% offered a daily rate of more than £445 £450 £450
UK excluding London median daily rate £365 £340 £338
% change year-on-year
+7.35% +0.74%
Number of hourly rates quoted 36 22 18
Median hourly rate £38.00 £32.50 £21.00
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year
+16.92% +54.76%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £19.50 £13.33 £16.00
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £42.00 £40.00 £38.50
UK excluding London median hourly rate £29.00 £26.00 £18.00
% change year-on-year
+11.53% +44.44%

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
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 29 May 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 - 6 £325 - 1
North Lanarkshire - 2 - -
BGP
UK

BGP
Top 30 Related IT Skills in Scotland

For the 6 months to 29 May 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 22 (88.00%) Cisco
2 21 (84.00%) MPLS
3 20 (80.00%) OSPF
4 18 (72.00%) WAN
5 16 (64.00%) LAN
6 15 (60.00%) CCNP
6 15 (60.00%) Cisco Certification
7 13 (52.00%) Firewall
8 10 (40.00%) Wireless
8 10 (40.00%) TCP/IP
8 10 (40.00%) Network Design
8 10 (40.00%) Cisco IOS
9 9 (36.00%) Finance
10 8 (32.00%) CheckPoint
10 8 (32.00%) VPN
11 7 (28.00%) ITIL
11 7 (28.00%) MS Visio
11 7 (28.00%) Configuration Management
11 7 (28.00%) EIGRP
11 7 (28.00%) Release Management
11 7 (28.00%) CatOS
11 7 (28.00%) CMDB
11 7 (28.00%) Problem Management
12 6 (24.00%) QMS
12 6 (24.00%) Project Management
12 6 (24.00%) CCNA
13 5 (20.00%) Avaya
13 5 (20.00%) Broadband
13 5 (20.00%) IPsec
13 5 (20.00%) Cisco ASA

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:

Application Platforms
1 1 (4.00%) Skype for Business
Applications
1 7 (28.00%) MS Visio
2 2 (8.00%) MS Excel
Communications & Networking
1 21 (84.00%) MPLS
2 20 (80.00%) OSPF
3 18 (72.00%) WAN
4 16 (64.00%) LAN
5 13 (52.00%) Firewall
6 10 (40.00%) Cisco IOS
6 10 (40.00%) TCP/IP
6 10 (40.00%) Wireless
7 8 (32.00%) VPN
8 7 (28.00%) EIGRP
9 5 (20.00%) Broadband
9 5 (20.00%) Cisco ASA
9 5 (20.00%) IPsec
9 5 (20.00%) Multicast
10 3 (12.00%) DNS
10 3 (12.00%) PBX
10 3 (12.00%) Structured Cabling
10 3 (12.00%) VLAN
10 3 (12.00%) X.21
11 2 (8.00%) X.25
General
1 9 (36.00%) Finance
2 4 (16.00%) Telecoms
3 1 (4.00%) Financial Institution
Job Titles
1 17 (68.00%) Network Engineer
2 8 (32.00%) Senior Network Engineer
3 3 (12.00%) 3rd Line Support
3 3 (12.00%) LAN Engineer
3 3 (12.00%) LAN/WAN Engineer
3 3 (12.00%) WAN Engineer
4 2 (8.00%) Analyst
4 2 (8.00%) Cisco Consultant
4 2 (8.00%) Cisco Engineer
4 2 (8.00%) Cisco Network Consultant
4 2 (8.00%) Cisco Network Engineer
4 2 (8.00%) Cisco Support
4 2 (8.00%) Consultant
4 2 (8.00%) Data Consultant
4 2 (8.00%) Designer
4 2 (8.00%) Network Consultant
4 2 (8.00%) Network Designer
4 2 (8.00%) Support Engineer
5 1 (4.00%) Network Support
5 1 (4.00%) Support Analyst
Miscellaneous
1 7 (28.00%) CMDB
2 3 (12.00%) Data Centre
3 1 (4.00%) Computer Science
3 1 (4.00%) Hybrid Cloud
3 1 (4.00%) Private Cloud
Operating Systems
1 7 (28.00%) CatOS
2 3 (12.00%) Linux
3 2 (8.00%) Windows
4 1 (4.00%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
Processes & Methodologies
1 10 (40.00%) Network Design
2 7 (28.00%) Configuration Management
2 7 (28.00%) ITIL
2 7 (28.00%) Problem Management
2 7 (28.00%) Release Management
3 6 (24.00%) Project Management
3 6 (24.00%) QMS
4 3 (12.00%) Migration
4 3 (12.00%) Quality Management
5 2 (8.00%) High Availability
5 2 (8.00%) Information Security
5 2 (8.00%) Load Balancing
5 2 (8.00%) Stakeholder Management
6 1 (4.00%) Agile Software Development
6 1 (4.00%) DevOps
6 1 (4.00%) Kanban
6 1 (4.00%) Re-Platforming
Programming Languages
1 4 (16.00%) C
Qualifications
1 15 (60.00%) CCNP
1 15 (60.00%) Cisco Certification
2 6 (24.00%) CCNA
3 5 (20.00%) JNCIA
4 3 (12.00%) CCDP
4 3 (12.00%) SC Cleared
4 3 (12.00%) Security Cleared
5 2 (8.00%) CCIE
6 1 (4.00%) CCDA
6 1 (4.00%) Degree
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 2 (8.00%) Disclosure Scotland
2 1 (4.00%) SLA
System Software
1 1 (4.00%) Active Directory
1 1 (4.00%) Microsoft Virtual Server
1 1 (4.00%) VMware Infrastructure
1 1 (4.00%) vSphere
Systems Management
1 1 (4.00%) SCCM
Vendors
1 22 (88.00%) Cisco
2 8 (32.00%) CheckPoint
3 5 (20.00%) Avaya
4 4 (16.00%) BT
4 4 (16.00%) HP
4 4 (16.00%) Siemens
5 3 (12.00%) Juniper
6 2 (8.00%) Fortinet
6 2 (8.00%) SolarWinds
7 1 (4.00%) Citrix
7 1 (4.00%) EMC
7 1 (4.00%) Red Hat
7 1 (4.00%) VMware