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 11 December 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
11 Dec 2016
Same period 2015 Same period 2014
Border Gateway Protocol (BGP)
Rank 386 396 286
Rank change year-on-year
+10 -110
Contract jobs citing BGP 249 273 425
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the UK 0.50% 0.50% 0.75%
As % of the Communications & Networking category 3.34% 3.44% 5.19%
Number of daily rates quoted 159 167 258
Median daily rate £400 £390 £350
Median daily rate % change year-on-year
+2.56% +11.42%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £265 £275 £233
10% offered a daily rate of more than £525 £475 £475
UK excluding London median daily rate £379 £353 £350
% change year-on-year
+7.44% +0.71%
Number of hourly rates quoted 4 13 8
Median hourly rate £26.06 £43.00 £37.00
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year
-39.40% +16.21%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £16.20 £20.00 £30.00
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £29.88 £47.33 £40.10
UK excluding London median hourly rate £29.61 £45.00 £30.00
% change year-on-year
-34.20% +50.00%

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
7453 7931 8185
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the UK 15.04% 14.44% 14.52%
Number of daily rates quoted 4506 4639 4670
Median daily rate £400 £400 £360
Median daily rate % change year-on-year
- +11.11%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £225 £242 £213
10% offered a daily rate of more than £550 £533 £500
UK excluding London median daily rate £375 £375 £350
% change year-on-year
- +7.14%
Number of hourly rates quoted 385 459 437
Median hourly rate £28.00 £22.62 £22.00
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year
+23.78% +2.81%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £13.00 £12.00 £12.50
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £50.00 £45.31 £40.00
UK excluding London median hourly rate £27.50 £22.50 £22.69
% change year-on-year
+22.22% -0.83%

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 11 December 2016.

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 11 December 2016.

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 11 December 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
England -2 228 £400 +0.94% 63
London -6 103 £425 +3.65% 22
South East +9 62 £425 +13.33% 15
Berkshire +1 26 £387 +3.13% 4
West Midlands +9 24 £375 -21.05% 7
Hampshire +13 17 £438 +5.10% 5
City of London -9 16 £433 +8.12% 5
Yorkshire +14 12 £335 -4.28% 3
North West +10 12 £320 -17.94% 8
Buckinghamshire +18 8 £525 +35.48% 1
Scotland +10 8 £375 +19.52% 4
Manchester +5 8 £320 -16.06% 5
Reading -5 8 £300 -31.81% 1
East of England -8 8 £350 -9.67% 4
Milton Keynes +16 7 £525 +23.52% 1
South West +7 7 £425 +13.33% 1
Birmingham -2 7 £375 -21.05%
West Yorkshire +20 6 £375 +7.14% 1
Essex +3 6 £285 -13.63%
Telford - 6 £475 - 1
Dorset - 6 £438 -
Shropshire - 6 £475 - 1
Surrey +19 5 £375 +29.31% 2
Eastleigh - 5 £454 -
Edinburgh +20 4 £375 - 2
Basingstoke +7 4 £460 +17.94% 3
Portsmouth +2 4 £413 -
South Yorkshire -12 4 £320 +4.06%
Slough +12 3 - - 2
Bracknell +4 3 £488 -

BGP
Top 30 Related IT Skills

For the 6 months to 11 December 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 with a requirement for BGP.

1 432 (86.75%) Cisco
2 386 (77.51%) OSPF
3 300 (60.24%) Firewall
3 300 (60.24%) Cisco Certification
4 241 (48.39%) CCNP
5 215 (43.17%) WAN
6 206 (41.37%) MPLS
7 185 (37.15%) LAN
8 182 (36.55%) Juniper
9 180 (36.14%) VPN
10 177 (35.54%) Cisco Nexus
11 173 (34.74%) Cisco ASA
12 172 (34.54%) Data Centre
13 162 (32.53%) CheckPoint
14 144 (28.92%) TCP/IP
15 143 (28.71%) EIGRP
16 140 (28.11%) F5
17 123 (24.70%) CCNA
18 113 (22.69%) Wireless
19 107 (21.49%) Network Security
20 106 (21.29%) IPsec
21 98 (19.68%) VLAN
22 88 (17.67%) DNS
23 86 (17.27%) Palo Alto
24 82 (16.47%) HSRP
25 79 (15.86%) Finance
26 77 (15.46%) Security Cleared
27 71 (14.26%) Load Balancing
28 69 (13.86%) F5 BIG-IP LTM
29 67 (13.45%) SC Cleared

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 (1.61%) MS Exchange
2 7 (1.41%) Apache
2 7 (1.41%) nginx
3 6 (1.20%) Exchange Server 2010
3 6 (1.20%) OpenStack
4 4 (0.80%) Exchange Server 2013
5 2 (0.40%) CMS
5 2 (0.40%) Confluence
5 2 (0.40%) Elasticsearch
5 2 (0.40%) Exchange Server 2007
5 2 (0.40%) JBoss
5 2 (0.40%) MediaWiki
5 2 (0.40%) WebSphere
6 1 (0.20%) IIS
6 1 (0.20%) SAS
6 1 (0.20%) Skype for Business
6 1 (0.20%) Tomcat
6 1 (0.20%) WildFly
Applications
1 15 (3.01%) MS Excel
2 14 (2.81%) MS Visio
3 3 (0.60%) MS Office
Cloud Services
1 18 (3.61%) Microsoft Azure
2 17 (3.41%) Amazon AWS
3 8 (1.61%) Office 365
4 6 (1.20%) Cloud Computing
5 3 (0.60%) AWS CloudFormation
6 1 (0.20%) Amazon EC2
6 1 (0.20%) Amazon S3
6 1 (0.20%) AWS CloudTrail
6 1 (0.20%) Azure Active Directory
6 1 (0.20%) SaaS
6 1 (0.20%) Virtual Private Cloud
Communications & Networking
1 386 (77.51%) OSPF
2 300 (60.24%) Firewall
3 215 (43.17%) WAN
4 206 (41.37%) MPLS
5 185 (37.15%) LAN
6 180 (36.14%) VPN
7 177 (35.54%) Cisco Nexus
8 173 (34.74%) Cisco ASA
9 144 (28.92%) TCP/IP
10 143 (28.71%) EIGRP
11 113 (22.69%) Wireless
12 107 (21.49%) Network Security
13 106 (21.29%) IPsec
14 98 (19.68%) VLAN
15 88 (17.67%) DNS
16 82 (16.47%) HSRP
17 69 (13.86%) F5 BIG-IP LTM
18 66 (13.25%) SSL
19 63 (12.65%) Cisco IOS
20 57 (11.45%) Internet
Database & Business Intelligence
1 8 (1.61%) SQL Server
2 6 (1.20%) MySQL
3 2 (0.40%) PostgreSQL
4 1 (0.20%) Amazon RDS
4 1 (0.20%) Azure SQL Database
4 1 (0.20%) Relational Database
4 1 (0.20%) SQL Server 2008
Development Applications
1 8 (1.61%) VSS/SourceSafe
2 7 (1.41%) JIRA
3 4 (0.80%) Jenkins
4 2 (0.40%) Git (software)
4 2 (0.40%) Hudson
4 2 (0.40%) JMeter
4 2 (0.40%) Subversion
5 1 (0.20%) Selenium
5 1 (0.20%) Sonatype Nexus
5 1 (0.20%) WebDriver
General
1 79 (15.86%) Finance
2 49 (9.84%) Telecoms
3 17 (3.41%) Banking
4 10 (2.01%) Retail
5 9 (1.81%) Financial Institution
6 7 (1.41%) Investment Banking
7 5 (1.00%) Legal
8 4 (0.80%) Multimedia
9 3 (0.60%) Billing
9 3 (0.60%) Electronics
9 3 (0.60%) German Language
9 3 (0.60%) Marketing
9 3 (0.60%) Publishing
10 2 (0.40%) Aerospace
10 2 (0.40%) Games
10 2 (0.40%) Retail Banking
11 1 (0.20%) Automotive
11 1 (0.20%) Corporate Banking
11 1 (0.20%) International Banking
11 1 (0.20%) Spanish Language
Job Titles
1 268 (53.82%) Network Engineer
2 81 (16.27%) Cisco Engineer
3 77 (15.46%) Cisco Network Engineer
4 43 (8.63%) Security Engineer
5 39 (7.83%) Network Security Engineer
6 36 (7.23%) Senior Network Engineer
7 34 (6.83%) Consultant
8 32 (6.43%) Architect
9 29 (5.82%) Analyst
10 24 (4.82%) Network Analyst
11 22 (4.42%) Network Architect
11 22 (4.42%) Network Support
12 18 (3.61%) Support Engineer
13 17 (3.41%) Firewall Engineer
13 17 (3.41%) Juniper Engineer
14 16 (3.21%) Network Consultant
14 16 (3.21%) Network Support Engineer
15 15 (3.01%) Cisco Security Engineer
15 15 (3.01%) Designer
16 14 (2.81%) Cisco Network Analyst
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 36 (7.23%) 802.1X
2 16 (3.21%) CSS
3 9 (1.81%) Middleware
4 4 (0.80%) POSIX
4 4 (0.80%) RESTful
5 3 (0.60%) REST
5 3 (0.60%) XMPP
6 2 (0.40%) RFC 2544
6 2 (0.40%) Silverlight
6 2 (0.40%) Web Services
7 1 (0.20%) .NET
7 1 (0.20%) .NET Framework
7 1 (0.20%) Apache Flex
7 1 (0.20%) ASP.NET
7 1 (0.20%) HTML
7 1 (0.20%) jQuery
7 1 (0.20%) JSON
7 1 (0.20%) LAMP
7 1 (0.20%) OpenDaylight
7 1 (0.20%) SOAP
Miscellaneous
1 172 (34.54%) Data Centre
2 30 (6.02%) Analytical Skills
3 18 (3.61%) PKI
4 10 (2.01%) Hedge funds
4 10 (2.01%) Management Information System
5 9 (1.81%) Distributed Denial-of-Service
6 8 (1.61%) Private Cloud
7 7 (1.41%) IPTV
7 7 (1.41%) User Experience
7 7 (1.41%) Video on Demand
8 6 (1.20%) CESG
8 6 (1.20%) Computer Science
8 6 (1.20%) Driving Licence
8 6 (1.20%) STB
9 5 (1.00%) Over-the-Top Content
9 5 (1.00%) Video Conferencing
9 5 (1.00%) Visualisation
10 4 (0.80%) CMDB
10 4 (0.80%) Cryptography
11 3 (0.60%) RSA SecurID
Operating Systems
1 64 (12.85%) Windows
2 35 (7.03%) Linux
3 33 (6.63%) Unix
4 22 (4.42%) Windows Server
5 7 (1.41%) Windows Server 2008
6 6 (1.20%) Windows Server 2003
7 5 (1.00%) CentOS
7 5 (1.00%) Ubuntu
7 5 (1.00%) Windows Server 2012
8 3 (0.60%) AIX
8 3 (0.60%) Android
8 3 (0.60%) Solaris
9 2 (0.40%) CatOS
9 2 (0.40%) Debian
9 2 (0.40%) Mac OS X
9 2 (0.40%) Windows 7
10 1 (0.20%) Mandriva Linux
10 1 (0.20%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
10 1 (0.20%) Windows 10
10 1 (0.20%) Windows 8
Processes & Methodologies
1 71 (14.26%) Load Balancing
2 60 (12.05%) ITIL
3 55 (11.04%) Network Design
4 48 (9.64%) Network Management
5 47 (9.44%) Migration
6 44 (8.84%) Change Management
7 36 (7.23%) Network Monitoring
8 32 (6.43%) Network Architecture
9 27 (5.42%) Change Control
10 22 (4.42%) Configuration Management
10 22 (4.42%) Project Management
11 20 (4.02%) High Availability
12 17 (3.41%) Mentoring
13 15 (3.01%) ITIL V3
13 15 (3.01%) Penetration Testing
14 14 (2.81%) Open Source
14 14 (2.81%) Problem Management
15 13 (2.61%) Service Delivery
16 12 (2.41%) Information Security
17 11 (2.21%) Capacity Planning
Programming Languages
1 13 (2.61%) Python
2 11 (2.21%) C
2 11 (2.21%) Shell Script
3 10 (2.01%) Java
4 7 (1.41%) PHP
4 7 (1.41%) SQL
5 5 (1.00%) Perl
6 3 (0.60%) Bash Shell
6 3 (0.60%) PowerShell
7 1 (0.20%) C#
7 1 (0.20%) JavaScript
Qualifications
1 300 (60.24%) Cisco Certification
2 241 (48.39%) CCNP
3 123 (24.70%) CCNA
4 77 (15.46%) Security Cleared
5 67 (13.45%) CCIE
5 67 (13.45%) SC Cleared
6 34 (6.83%) CCDP
7 26 (5.22%) Degree
8 22 (4.42%) JNCIA
9 15 (3.01%) CISSP
10 13 (2.61%) JNCIP
11 12 (2.41%) JNCIS
12 9 (1.81%) CCIP
13 8 (1.61%) CCSA
13 8 (1.61%) ITIL Certification
13 8 (1.61%) JNCIE
14 6 (1.20%) CCDA
14 6 (1.20%) CCSE
15 5 (1.00%) CCSP
15 5 (1.00%) PRINCE2 Certification
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 23 (4.62%) SLA
2 13 (2.61%) PCI DSS
3 3 (0.60%) COBIT
3 3 (0.60%) ISO/IEC 27001
3 3 (0.60%) ISO27002
4 1 (0.20%) ISO 9001
System Software
1 31 (6.22%) VMware Infrastructure
2 26 (5.22%) Active Directory
3 9 (1.81%) Firmware
4 8 (1.61%) ProxySG
5 7 (1.41%) Hyper-V
6 6 (1.20%) KVM
6 6 (1.20%) VMware ESX
7 4 (0.80%) BIND 9
7 4 (0.80%) iptables
7 4 (0.80%) VirtualBox
7 4 (0.80%) vSphere
7 4 (0.80%) XenServer
8 3 (0.60%) NFS
8 3 (0.60%) VMware ESXi
9 2 (0.40%) DFS Replication
9 2 (0.40%) Docker
9 2 (0.40%) Postfix
9 2 (0.40%) Samba
9 2 (0.40%) vCloud
9 2 (0.40%) Virtual Servers
Systems Management
1 21 (4.22%) Cisco Prime
2 17 (3.41%) OPNET
3 15 (3.01%) Nagios
4 13 (2.61%) FortiGate
5 11 (2.21%) Cacti
6 9 (1.81%) Cisco CUCM
6 9 (1.81%) Puppet
7 7 (1.41%) Nessus
7 7 (1.41%) Opscode Chef
8 6 (1.20%) OpenView
9 5 (1.00%) Graphite
9 5 (1.00%) SmokePing
10 4 (0.80%) SolarWinds Orion
11 3 (0.60%) CA Spectrum
11 3 (0.60%) HP Quality Center
11 3 (0.60%) SCCM
11 3 (0.60%) ZABBIX
12 2 (0.40%) Cisco UCCX
12 2 (0.40%) HP SIM
12 2 (0.40%) HP UCMDB
Vendors
1 432 (86.75%) Cisco
2 182 (36.55%) Juniper
3 162 (32.53%) CheckPoint
4 140 (28.11%) F5
5 86 (17.27%) Palo Alto
6 50 (10.04%) Fortinet
7 47 (9.44%) VMware
8 42 (8.43%) SolarWinds
9 41 (8.23%) Microsoft
10 40 (8.03%) HP
11 38 (7.63%) Riverbed
12 29 (5.82%) Aruba
13 24 (4.82%) Blue Coat
14 22 (4.42%) Nokia
15 15 (3.01%) BMC
15 15 (3.01%) Brocade
15 15 (3.01%) Dell
16 13 (2.61%) Citrix
16 13 (2.61%) Huawei
16 13 (2.61%) Intel Security
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