The table below looks at the statistics for BGP skills in IT contracts advertised across the UK. Included is a guide to the contractor rates offered in IT contracts that have cited BGP over the 3 months to 21 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
21 Jan 2017
Same period 2016 Same period 2015
Border Gateway Protocol (BGP)
UK
Rank 355 382 273
Rank change year-on-year
+27 -109
Contract jobs citing BGP 244 255 385
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the UK 0.55% 0.50% 0.76%
As % of the Communications & Networking category 3.61% 3.45% 5.12%
Number of daily rates quoted 159 146 244
Median daily rate £365 £400 £350
Median daily rate % change year-on-year
-8.75% +14.28%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £250 £260 £250
10% offered a daily rate of more than £500 £525 £435
UK excluding London median daily rate £350 £350 £350
Number of hourly rates quoted 13 11 4
Median hourly rate £30.00 £43.00 £30.00
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year
-30.23% +43.33%
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 across the UK.

Communications & Networking Category
UK
Contract IT job ads with a match in the
Communications & Networking category
6750 7382 7526
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the UK 15.33% 14.53% 14.81%
Number of daily rates quoted 4126 4293 4253
Median daily rate £400 £398 £375
Median daily rate % change year-on-year
+0.62% +6.00%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £225 £238 £220
10% offered a daily rate of more than £550 £550 £500
UK excluding London median daily rate £370 £365 £350
% change year-on-year
+1.36% +4.28%
Number of hourly rates quoted 348 365 420
Median hourly rate £28.00 £27.50 £23.00
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year
+1.81% +19.56%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £12.07 £14.00 £13.00
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £55.00 £50.00 £41.00
UK excluding London median hourly rate £25.00 £29.00 £24.00
% change year-on-year
-13.79% +20.83%

BGP
Jobs Demand Trend

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

BGP Jobs Demand Trend in the UK

BGP
Daily Rate Trend

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

BGP Daily Rate Trend in the UK

BGP
Daily Rate Histogram

This chart provides a histogram of daily rates quoted in contract IT jobs citing BGP within the UK over the 3 months to 21 January 2017.

BGP Daily Rate Histogram in the UK

BGP
Hourly Rate Trend

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

BGP Hourly Rate Trend in the UK

BGP
Hourly Rate Histogram

This chart provides a histogram of hourly rates quoted in contract IT jobs citing BGP within the UK over the 3 months to 21 January 2017.

BGP Hourly Rate Histogram in the UK

BGP
Top 30 Contract Locations

The table below looks at the demand and provides a guide to the median contractor rates quoted in IT jobs citing BGP within the UK over the 3 months to 21 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
England -15 208 £374 -6.62% 61
London -23 84 £413 - 28
South East +5 63 £400 +14.28% 14
Berkshire +5 30 £320 -8.57%
West Midlands +27 26 £360 -4.00% 4
Scotland +41 19 £375 +6.38% 2
City of London -13 17 £433 +8.12% 9
Hampshire +17 16 £450 +12.50% 3
Birmingham +10 14 £360 -4.00% 2
Yorkshire +13 12 £323 +11.20% 3
Aberdeen -1 12 £390 +10.63%
Reading +7 10 £300 -31.81%
North West +26 9 £329 -35.85% 5
Buckinghamshire +6 9 £500 +45.98% 1
Milton Keynes +17 8 £500 +17.64%
South West +11 8 £413 +17.85% 1
East of England -1 7 £209 -46.19% 6
Edinburgh +25 6 £375 -
Basingstoke +9 6 £460 +17.94% 2
Dorset - 6 £438 -
West Yorkshire +26 5 £350 +18.54% 3
Manchester +21 5 £320 -24.70% 4
Telford - 5 £475 -
Eastleigh - 5 £454 -
Shropshire - 5 £475 -
Surrey +5 4 - - 4
Essex +2 4 £220 -45.00%
South Yorkshire -8 4 £320 +4.06%
Northern Ireland - 4 £313 -
County Antrim - 4 £313 -

BGP
Top 30 Related IT Skills

For the 6 months to 21 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 with a requirement for BGP.

1 413 (88.25%) Cisco
2 370 (79.06%) OSPF
3 278 (59.40%) Cisco Certification
4 255 (54.49%) Firewall
5 223 (47.65%) CCNP
6 217 (46.37%) MPLS
7 210 (44.87%) WAN
8 179 (38.25%) Juniper
9 177 (37.82%) LAN
10 171 (36.54%) Cisco Nexus
11 149 (31.84%) Data Centre
12 146 (31.20%) Cisco ASA
13 138 (29.49%) VPN
14 130 (27.78%) TCP/IP
15 129 (27.56%) EIGRP
16 126 (26.92%) CheckPoint
17 120 (25.64%) F5
18 108 (23.08%) CCNA
19 97 (20.73%) Wireless
20 94 (20.09%) Network Security
21 86 (18.38%) IPsec
22 84 (17.95%) DNS
23 80 (17.09%) Finance
24 77 (16.45%) VLAN
25 70 (14.96%) Palo Alto
26 66 (14.10%) Cisco IOS
27 64 (13.68%) Network Design
28 62 (13.25%) Telecoms
29 61 (13.03%) Security Cleared
30 58 (12.39%) CCIE

BGP
Top Related IT Skills 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 8 (1.71%) MS Exchange
2 7 (1.50%) nginx
3 6 (1.28%) Exchange Server 2010
4 5 (1.07%) Apache
5 4 (0.85%) Exchange Server 2013
6 3 (0.64%) OpenStack
7 2 (0.43%) Exchange Server 2007
7 2 (0.43%) IIS
7 2 (0.43%) WebSphere
8 1 (0.21%) CMS
8 1 (0.21%) Elasticsearch
8 1 (0.21%) SAS
8 1 (0.21%) Skype for Business
Applications
1 16 (3.42%) MS Visio
2 11 (2.35%) MS Excel
3 1 (0.21%) MS Office
Cloud Services
1 15 (3.21%) Microsoft Azure
2 14 (2.99%) Amazon AWS
3 9 (1.92%) Office 365
4 4 (0.85%) Cloud Computing
5 3 (0.64%) AWS CloudFormation
6 1 (0.21%) Amazon EC2
6 1 (0.21%) Amazon S3
6 1 (0.21%) AWS CloudTrail
6 1 (0.21%) Azure Active Directory
6 1 (0.21%) SaaS
6 1 (0.21%) Virtual Private Cloud
Communications & Networking
1 370 (79.06%) OSPF
2 255 (54.49%) Firewall
3 217 (46.37%) MPLS
4 210 (44.87%) WAN
5 177 (37.82%) LAN
6 171 (36.54%) Cisco Nexus
7 146 (31.20%) Cisco ASA
8 138 (29.49%) VPN
9 130 (27.78%) TCP/IP
10 129 (27.56%) EIGRP
11 97 (20.73%) Wireless
12 94 (20.09%) Network Security
13 86 (18.38%) IPsec
14 84 (17.95%) DNS
15 77 (16.45%) VLAN
16 66 (14.10%) Cisco IOS
17 58 (12.39%) HSRP
18 57 (12.18%) F5 BIG-IP LTM
18 57 (12.18%) Multicast
19 51 (10.90%) SSL
Database & Business Intelligence
1 7 (1.50%) SQL Server
2 4 (0.85%) MySQL
3 1 (0.21%) Amazon RDS
3 1 (0.21%) Azure SQL Database
3 1 (0.21%) SQL Server 2008
Development Applications
1 5 (1.07%) JIRA
1 5 (1.07%) VSS/SourceSafe
2 3 (0.64%) JMeter
3 1 (0.21%) Jenkins
3 1 (0.21%) JUnit
3 1 (0.21%) Selenium
3 1 (0.21%) Sonatype Nexus
3 1 (0.21%) WebDriver
General
1 80 (17.09%) Finance
2 62 (13.25%) Telecoms
3 21 (4.49%) Banking
4 15 (3.21%) Retail
5 8 (1.71%) Financial Institution
6 6 (1.28%) Electronics
6 6 (1.28%) Investment Banking
6 6 (1.28%) Retail Banking
7 4 (0.85%) Billing
7 4 (0.85%) Legal
7 4 (0.85%) Marketing
8 3 (0.64%) Multimedia
9 2 (0.43%) Publishing
10 1 (0.21%) Aerospace
10 1 (0.21%) Automotive
10 1 (0.21%) Back Office
10 1 (0.21%) Corporate Banking
10 1 (0.21%) German Language
10 1 (0.21%) International Banking
10 1 (0.21%) Manufacturing
Job Titles
1 259 (55.34%) Network Engineer
2 77 (16.45%) Cisco Engineer
3 70 (14.96%) Cisco Network Engineer
4 38 (8.12%) Senior Network Engineer
5 36 (7.69%) Security Engineer
6 33 (7.05%) Network Security Engineer
7 31 (6.62%) Architect
8 30 (6.41%) Analyst
8 30 (6.41%) Consultant
9 27 (5.77%) Network Support
10 24 (5.13%) Network Analyst
11 22 (4.70%) Support Engineer
12 21 (4.49%) Network Architect
13 20 (4.27%) Network Support Engineer
14 17 (3.63%) Juniper Engineer
15 16 (3.42%) Cisco Security Engineer
16 14 (2.99%) Firewall Engineer
16 14 (2.99%) IP Network Engineer
16 14 (2.99%) Senior Cisco Engineer
17 13 (2.78%) Network Design Engineer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 26 (5.56%) 802.1X
2 7 (1.50%) CSS
2 7 (1.50%) Middleware
3 6 (1.28%) POSIX
4 5 (1.07%) XMPP
5 3 (0.64%) REST
6 2 (0.43%) RESTful
6 2 (0.43%) RFC 2544
6 2 (0.43%) Web Services
7 1 (0.21%) .NET
7 1 (0.21%) .NET Framework
7 1 (0.21%) ASP.NET
7 1 (0.21%) ASP.NET Web API
7 1 (0.21%) jQuery
7 1 (0.21%) JSON
7 1 (0.21%) Kafka
7 1 (0.21%) OpenDaylight
7 1 (0.21%) SOAP
Miscellaneous
1 149 (31.84%) Data Centre
2 27 (5.77%) Analytical Skills
3 17 (3.63%) PKI
4 12 (2.56%) CMDB
5 10 (2.14%) Computer Science
6 8 (1.71%) Driving Licence
7 7 (1.50%) Management Information System
8 6 (1.28%) Private Cloud
9 5 (1.07%) Distributed Denial-of-Service
9 5 (1.07%) Hedge funds
9 5 (1.07%) IPTV
9 5 (1.07%) Over-the-Top Content
9 5 (1.07%) RSA SecurID
9 5 (1.07%) STB
9 5 (1.07%) Video on Demand
10 4 (0.85%) Cryptography
10 4 (0.85%) Video Conferencing
11 3 (0.64%) EMC VNX
11 3 (0.64%) Social Network
11 3 (0.64%) User Experience
Operating Systems
1 57 (12.18%) Windows
2 36 (7.69%) Linux
3 33 (7.05%) Unix
4 16 (3.42%) Windows Server
5 12 (2.56%) CatOS
6 8 (1.71%) Windows Server 2008
7 5 (1.07%) Windows Server 2003
7 5 (1.07%) Windows Server 2012
8 3 (0.64%) AIX
8 3 (0.64%) Android
8 3 (0.64%) Ubuntu
8 3 (0.64%) Windows 7
9 2 (0.43%) Mac OS X
9 2 (0.43%) Windows 2000
10 1 (0.21%) CentOS
10 1 (0.21%) Mandriva Linux
10 1 (0.21%) Solaris
10 1 (0.21%) Windows 10
10 1 (0.21%) Windows 8
10 1 (0.21%) Windows XP
Processes & Methodologies
1 64 (13.68%) Network Design
2 57 (12.18%) Load Balancing
3 55 (11.75%) ITIL
4 42 (8.97%) Network Management
5 38 (8.12%) Migration
6 35 (7.48%) Change Management
7 31 (6.62%) Project Management
8 25 (5.34%) Network Architecture
9 23 (4.91%) Configuration Management
10 21 (4.49%) Network Monitoring
10 21 (4.49%) Problem Management
11 17 (3.63%) Change Control
11 17 (3.63%) Mentoring
12 14 (2.99%) High Availability
12 14 (2.99%) Open Source
13 12 (2.56%) Penetration Testing
13 12 (2.56%) Release Management
13 12 (2.56%) Service Delivery
14 11 (2.35%) QMS
15 10 (2.14%) Information Security
Programming Languages
1 21 (4.49%) C
2 15 (3.21%) Python
3 10 (2.14%) Java
4 9 (1.92%) Shell Script
5 5 (1.07%) PHP
6 4 (0.85%) Perl
7 3 (0.64%) PowerShell
7 3 (0.64%) SQL
8 1 (0.21%) Bash Shell
8 1 (0.21%) C#
8 1 (0.21%) JavaScript
8 1 (0.21%) Lisp
8 1 (0.21%) Ruby
Qualifications
1 278 (59.40%) Cisco Certification
2 223 (47.65%) CCNP
3 108 (23.08%) CCNA
4 61 (13.03%) Security Cleared
5 58 (12.39%) CCIE
6 51 (10.90%) SC Cleared
7 27 (5.77%) Degree
8 24 (5.13%) CCDP
9 19 (4.06%) JNCIA
10 17 (3.63%) JNCIS
11 12 (2.56%) CISSP
12 11 (2.35%) CCIP
13 7 (1.50%) CCDA
13 7 (1.50%) JNCIE
14 6 (1.28%) CCSA
14 6 (1.28%) CCSP
15 5 (1.07%) JNCIP
16 4 (0.85%) ITIL Certification
16 4 (0.85%) PRINCE2 Certification
17 3 (0.64%) CISM
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 24 (5.13%) SLA
2 13 (2.78%) PCI DSS
3 3 (0.64%) COBIT
3 3 (0.64%) ISO27002
4 2 (0.43%) ISO 9001
4 2 (0.43%) ISO/IEC 27001
System Software
1 30 (6.41%) VMware Infrastructure
2 25 (5.34%) Active Directory
3 9 (1.92%) Firmware
4 8 (1.71%) Hyper-V
5 7 (1.50%) VMware ESX
6 5 (1.07%) KVM
7 4 (0.85%) BIND 9
7 4 (0.85%) ProxySG
7 4 (0.85%) vCloud
7 4 (0.85%) VMware ESXi
7 4 (0.85%) vSphere
8 3 (0.64%) EMC RecoverPoint
9 2 (0.43%) DFS Replication
9 2 (0.43%) NFS
9 2 (0.43%) Virtual Servers
9 2 (0.43%) VirtualBox
9 2 (0.43%) XenServer
10 1 (0.21%) Apache ZooKeeper
10 1 (0.21%) Docker
10 1 (0.21%) Virtual Machines
Systems Management
1 18 (3.85%) Cisco Prime
2 10 (2.14%) OPNET
3 9 (1.92%) Cisco CUCM
3 9 (1.92%) FortiGate
3 9 (1.92%) Nagios
4 7 (1.50%) Cacti
4 7 (1.50%) Graphite
4 7 (1.50%) Nessus
5 5 (1.07%) OpenView
5 5 (1.07%) Opscode Chef
5 5 (1.07%) Puppet
6 4 (0.85%) HP Quality Center
6 4 (0.85%) SolarWinds Orion
6 4 (0.85%) WhatsUp Gold
7 3 (0.64%) CA Spectrum
7 3 (0.64%) SCCM
7 3 (0.64%) vRealize
8 2 (0.43%) Cisco UCCX
8 2 (0.43%) Endace
8 2 (0.43%) Pingdom
Vendors
1 413 (88.25%) Cisco
2 179 (38.25%) Juniper
3 126 (26.92%) CheckPoint
4 120 (25.64%) F5
5 70 (14.96%) Palo Alto
6 50 (10.68%) VMware
7 42 (8.97%) HP
8 40 (8.55%) Fortinet
9 34 (7.26%) Microsoft
10 29 (6.20%) SolarWinds
11 25 (5.34%) Riverbed
12 22 (4.70%) Aruba
13 20 (4.27%) Blue Coat
14 19 (4.06%) Huawei
15 13 (2.78%) Nokia
16 12 (2.56%) Avaya
16 12 (2.56%) Meraki
16 12 (2.56%) Splunk
17 10 (2.14%) Citrix
17 10 (2.14%) Dell
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