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 20 February 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
20 Feb 2017
Same period 2016 Same period 2015
Border Gateway Protocol (BGP)
UK
Rank 380 362 302
Rank change year-on-year
-18 -60
Contract jobs citing BGP 229 269 372
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the UK 0.51% 0.53% 0.71%
As % of the Communications & Networking category 3.36% 3.62% 4.79%
Number of daily rates quoted 151 159 237
Median daily rate £350 £363 £350
Median daily rate % change year-on-year
-3.44% +3.57%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £260 £258 £259
10% offered a daily rate of more than £475 £500 £450
UK excluding London median daily rate £320 £363 £356
% change year-on-year
-11.72% +1.75%
Number of hourly rates quoted 13 6 4
Median hourly rate £30.00 £36.50 £30.00
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year
-17.80% +21.66%
UK excluding London median hourly rate £30.00 £43.00 £30.00
% change year-on-year
-30.23% +43.33%

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
6822 7439 7771
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the UK 15.04% 14.55% 14.85%
Number of daily rates quoted 4239 4402 4279
Median daily rate £400 £380 £375
Median daily rate % change year-on-year
+5.26% +1.33%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £240 £238 £213
10% offered a daily rate of more than £550 £550 £500
UK excluding London median daily rate £370 £363 £350
% change year-on-year
+2.06% +3.57%
Number of hourly rates quoted 374 310 449
Median hourly rate £22.50 £27.50 £25.00
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year
-18.18% +10.00%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £12.07 £13.00 £12.98
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £52.50 £50.00 £43.05
UK excluding London median hourly rate £21.50 £30.00 £26.50
% change year-on-year
-28.33% +13.20%

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 20 February 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 20 February 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 20 February 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 -14 189 £360 -0.68% 72
London -17 80 £425 +6.25% 33
South East -4 55 £320 -8.57% 20
Berkshire +14 29 £338 -5.26% 3
West Midlands +14 20 £313 - 2
Scotland +30 19 £375 +87.50% 1
North West +18 13 £320 -37.56% 8
Aberdeen - 12 £390 -
Birmingham +8 11 £299 - 1
City of London -10 11 £450 +16.12% 10
Hampshire +3 10 £300 +9.09% 4
Manchester +15 9 £315 -17.37% 5
Reading +3 9 £300 -17.24% 1
Yorkshire +12 8 £323 +5.65% 3
Basingstoke +11 7 £365 +32.54% 3
East of England -3 7 £220 -39.31% 4
Edinburgh +25 6 £375 - 1
Milton Keynes +6 6 £170 -
Buckinghamshire +2 6 £170 -34.61%
Belfast - 6 £313 - 1
Northern Ireland - 6 £313 - 1
County Antrim - 6 £313 - 1
West Yorkshire +8 5 £363 +16.00% 1
South West -13 5 £370 +2.06% 2
Slough - 5 £450 - 1
South Wales +19 4 £300 -14.28% 1
Wales +11 4 £300 -14.28% 1
Leeds +5 4 £400 +20.75% 1
Bristol 0 4 £358 -13.33%
Suffolk -5 4 £175 -51.72%

BGP
Top 30 Related IT Skills

For the 6 months to 20 February 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.

1 404 (87.26%) Cisco
2 366 (79.05%) OSPF
3 279 (60.26%) Cisco Certification
4 254 (54.86%) Firewall
5 228 (49.24%) MPLS
6 220 (47.52%) CCNP
7 209 (45.14%) WAN
8 197 (42.55%) Juniper
9 176 (38.01%) LAN
10 154 (33.26%) Cisco Nexus
11 137 (29.59%) VPN
12 134 (28.94%) Data Centre
13 133 (28.73%) TCP/IP
14 130 (28.08%) EIGRP
15 127 (27.43%) Cisco ASA
16 121 (26.13%) F5
17 119 (25.70%) CCNA
18 116 (25.05%) CheckPoint
19 103 (22.25%) Wireless
20 99 (21.38%) DNS
21 89 (19.22%) Network Security
22 84 (18.14%) IPsec
23 78 (16.85%) VLAN
24 73 (15.77%) Finance
25 70 (15.12%) Cisco IOS
25 70 (15.12%) Security Cleared
26 67 (14.47%) Telecoms
26 67 (14.47%) Network Design
27 63 (13.61%) Multicast
28 61 (13.17%) Palo Alto

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 7 (1.51%) nginx
2 5 (1.08%) Apache
2 5 (1.08%) MS Exchange
3 3 (0.65%) Exchange Server 2010
3 3 (0.65%) Exchange Server 2013
3 3 (0.65%) OpenStack
4 2 (0.43%) Exchange Server 2007
4 2 (0.43%) IIS
4 2 (0.43%) WebSphere
5 1 (0.22%) CMS
5 1 (0.22%) Elasticsearch
5 1 (0.22%) SAS
5 1 (0.22%) Skype for Business
Applications
1 17 (3.67%) MS Visio
2 15 (3.24%) MS Excel
Cloud Services
1 20 (4.32%) Microsoft Azure
2 17 (3.67%) Amazon AWS
3 6 (1.30%) Office 365
4 3 (0.65%) AWS CloudFormation
4 3 (0.65%) Cloud Computing
5 2 (0.43%) SaaS
6 1 (0.22%) Amazon EC2
6 1 (0.22%) Amazon S3
6 1 (0.22%) AWS CloudTrail
6 1 (0.22%) Azure Active Directory
6 1 (0.22%) Virtual Private Cloud
Communications & Networking
1 366 (79.05%) OSPF
2 254 (54.86%) Firewall
3 228 (49.24%) MPLS
4 209 (45.14%) WAN
5 176 (38.01%) LAN
6 154 (33.26%) Cisco Nexus
7 137 (29.59%) VPN
8 133 (28.73%) TCP/IP
9 130 (28.08%) EIGRP
10 127 (27.43%) Cisco ASA
11 103 (22.25%) Wireless
12 99 (21.38%) DNS
13 89 (19.22%) Network Security
14 84 (18.14%) IPsec
15 78 (16.85%) VLAN
16 70 (15.12%) Cisco IOS
17 63 (13.61%) Multicast
18 58 (12.53%) F5 BIG-IP LTM
19 55 (11.88%) HSRP
19 55 (11.88%) Internet
Database & Business Intelligence
1 6 (1.30%) SQL Server
2 3 (0.65%) MySQL
3 1 (0.22%) Amazon RDS
3 1 (0.22%) Azure SQL Database
3 1 (0.22%) SQL Server 2008
Development Applications
1 4 (0.86%) JIRA
2 3 (0.65%) JMeter
2 3 (0.65%) VSS/SourceSafe
3 2 (0.43%) Sonatype Nexus
4 1 (0.22%) Jenkins
4 1 (0.22%) JUnit
4 1 (0.22%) Selenium
4 1 (0.22%) WebDriver
General
1 73 (15.77%) Finance
2 67 (14.47%) Telecoms
3 24 (5.18%) Banking
4 14 (3.02%) Retail
5 7 (1.51%) Electronics
5 7 (1.51%) Investment Banking
6 6 (1.30%) Retail Banking
7 5 (1.08%) Billing
7 5 (1.08%) Financial Institution
7 5 (1.08%) Legal
7 5 (1.08%) Marketing
8 4 (0.86%) Military
8 4 (0.86%) Multimedia
9 2 (0.43%) Corporate Banking
10 1 (0.22%) Aerospace
10 1 (0.22%) Automotive
10 1 (0.22%) German Language
10 1 (0.22%) Manufacturing
10 1 (0.22%) Publishing
10 1 (0.22%) Spanish Language
Job Titles
1 262 (56.59%) Network Engineer
2 76 (16.41%) Cisco Engineer
3 68 (14.69%) Cisco Network Engineer
4 36 (7.78%) Architect
5 34 (7.34%) Senior Network Engineer
6 29 (6.26%) Security Engineer
7 28 (6.05%) Analyst
8 26 (5.62%) Network Security Engineer
8 26 (5.62%) Network Support
9 24 (5.18%) Network Architect
9 24 (5.18%) Support Engineer
10 23 (4.97%) Network Analyst
11 21 (4.54%) Consultant
11 21 (4.54%) Network Support Engineer
12 18 (3.89%) Network Design Engineer
13 17 (3.67%) Design Engineer
13 17 (3.67%) Juniper Engineer
14 15 (3.24%) Data Engineer
14 15 (3.24%) Designer
15 14 (3.02%) Network Designer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 34 (7.34%) 802.1X
2 10 (2.16%) Middleware
3 6 (1.30%) POSIX
4 5 (1.08%) XMPP
5 4 (0.86%) Web Services
6 2 (0.43%) RESTful
6 2 (0.43%) RFC 2544
7 1 (0.22%) .NET
7 1 (0.22%) .NET Framework
7 1 (0.22%) ASP.NET
7 1 (0.22%) ASP.NET Web API
7 1 (0.22%) CGI
7 1 (0.22%) Core Data
7 1 (0.22%) CSS
7 1 (0.22%) jQuery
7 1 (0.22%) JSON
7 1 (0.22%) Kafka
7 1 (0.22%) OpenDaylight
7 1 (0.22%) REST
7 1 (0.22%) SOAP
Miscellaneous
1 134 (28.94%) Data Centre
2 35 (7.56%) Analytical Skills
3 18 (3.89%) PKI
4 12 (2.59%) CMDB
5 10 (2.16%) Computer Science
6 9 (1.94%) IPTV
6 9 (1.94%) Over-the-Top Content
6 9 (1.94%) STB
6 9 (1.94%) Video on Demand
7 8 (1.73%) Management Information System
8 6 (1.30%) Distributed Denial-of-Service
8 6 (1.30%) Private Cloud
9 5 (1.08%) Driving Licence
9 5 (1.08%) RSA SecurID
10 4 (0.86%) Fat Client
10 4 (0.86%) Hybrid Cloud
10 4 (0.86%) Social Network
10 4 (0.86%) Thin Client
10 4 (0.86%) Video Conferencing
11 3 (0.65%) EMC VNX
Operating Systems
1 48 (10.37%) Windows
2 40 (8.64%) Linux
3 38 (8.21%) Unix
4 13 (2.81%) CatOS
4 13 (2.81%) Windows Server
5 7 (1.51%) Windows Server 2008
6 4 (0.86%) Android
6 4 (0.86%) Windows Server 2003
6 4 (0.86%) Windows Server 2012
7 3 (0.65%) Windows 7
8 2 (0.43%) Mac OS X
8 2 (0.43%) Windows 2000
9 1 (0.22%) AIX
9 1 (0.22%) CentOS
9 1 (0.22%) Solaris
9 1 (0.22%) Ubuntu
9 1 (0.22%) Windows 10
9 1 (0.22%) Windows 8
Processes & Methodologies
1 67 (14.47%) Network Design
2 54 (11.66%) ITIL
3 47 (10.15%) Load Balancing
4 45 (9.72%) Network Management
5 43 (9.29%) Migration
6 36 (7.78%) Project Management
7 30 (6.48%) Change Management
8 24 (5.18%) Configuration Management
8 24 (5.18%) Network Architecture
9 22 (4.75%) Mentoring
9 22 (4.75%) Problem Management
10 20 (4.32%) Network Monitoring
11 14 (3.02%) High Availability
12 13 (2.81%) Low Latency
12 13 (2.81%) Open Source
12 13 (2.81%) Release Management
13 12 (2.59%) Change Control
13 12 (2.59%) Continuous Improvement
13 12 (2.59%) Incident Management
13 12 (2.59%) QMS
Programming Languages
1 20 (4.32%) C
2 15 (3.24%) Python
3 10 (2.16%) Java
4 8 (1.73%) Shell Script
5 5 (1.08%) Perl
6 4 (0.86%) Lisp
6 4 (0.86%) PHP
7 3 (0.65%) PowerShell
8 2 (0.43%) SQL
9 1 (0.22%) Bash Shell
9 1 (0.22%) C#
9 1 (0.22%) JavaScript
9 1 (0.22%) Ruby
Qualifications
1 279 (60.26%) Cisco Certification
2 220 (47.52%) CCNP
3 119 (25.70%) CCNA
4 70 (15.12%) Security Cleared
5 59 (12.74%) CCIE
6 55 (11.88%) SC Cleared
7 28 (6.05%) Degree
8 27 (5.83%) JNCIA
9 23 (4.97%) JNCIS
10 19 (4.10%) CCDP
11 16 (3.46%) CCIP
12 8 (1.73%) JNCIE
13 7 (1.51%) DV Cleared
14 6 (1.30%) CCDA
14 6 (1.30%) CCSA
14 6 (1.30%) CISSP
14 6 (1.30%) JNCIP
15 5 (1.08%) ITIL Certification
16 4 (0.86%) CCSE
16 4 (0.86%) CCSP
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 26 (5.62%) SLA
2 7 (1.51%) PCI DSS
3 4 (0.86%) ISO/IEC 27001
4 3 (0.65%) COBIT
4 3 (0.65%) ISO27002
5 2 (0.43%) ISO 9001
5 2 (0.43%) Sarbanes-Oxley
6 1 (0.22%) Disclosure Scotland
System Software
1 34 (7.34%) VMware Infrastructure
2 22 (4.75%) Active Directory
3 6 (1.30%) Firmware
3 6 (1.30%) Hyper-V
3 6 (1.30%) vCloud
3 6 (1.30%) VMware ESX
4 5 (1.08%) KVM
5 4 (0.86%) ProxySG
5 4 (0.86%) VMware ESXi
6 3 (0.65%) BIND 9
6 3 (0.65%) EMC RecoverPoint
6 3 (0.65%) vSphere
7 2 (0.43%) DFS Replication
7 2 (0.43%) NFS
7 2 (0.43%) Virtual Servers
7 2 (0.43%) VirtualBox
7 2 (0.43%) XenServer
8 1 (0.22%) Apache ZooKeeper
8 1 (0.22%) Docker
8 1 (0.22%) Virtual Machines
Systems Management
1 26 (5.62%) Cisco Prime
2 12 (2.59%) FortiGate
3 9 (1.94%) Nagios
4 8 (1.73%) Cisco CUCM
5 7 (1.51%) Graphite
6 6 (1.30%) Opscode Chef
6 6 (1.30%) Puppet
7 5 (1.08%) Cacti
7 5 (1.08%) OpenView
8 4 (0.86%) OPNET
9 3 (0.65%) CA Spectrum
9 3 (0.65%) HP Quality Center
9 3 (0.65%) SolarWinds Orion
9 3 (0.65%) Stealthwatch
9 3 (0.65%) vRealize
9 3 (0.65%) WhatsUp Gold
10 2 (0.43%) Cisco UCCX
10 2 (0.43%) Endace
10 2 (0.43%) HP SIM
10 2 (0.43%) Pingdom
Vendors
1 404 (87.26%) Cisco
2 197 (42.55%) Juniper
3 121 (26.13%) F5
4 116 (25.05%) CheckPoint
5 61 (13.17%) Palo Alto
6 52 (11.23%) VMware
7 39 (8.42%) HP
8 36 (7.78%) Fortinet
9 33 (7.13%) SolarWinds
10 27 (5.83%) Arista
11 26 (5.62%) Microsoft
12 25 (5.40%) Aruba
12 25 (5.40%) Blue Coat
13 24 (5.18%) Huawei
14 16 (3.46%) Riverbed
15 15 (3.24%) Citrix
16 11 (2.38%) Infoblox
16 11 (2.38%) Meraki
17 10 (2.16%) BT
17 10 (2.16%) Nokia
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