Period
to 17 November 2018

The following table provides summary statistics for contract job vacancies advertised in the East of England with a requirement for BGP skills. Included is a benchmarking guide to the contractor rates offered in vacancies that have cited BGP over the 6 months to 17 November 2018 with a comparison to the same period in the previous 2 years.

Note that daily and hourly rates are treated separately in these statistics. When calculating contractor rate percentiles, daily rates are never derived from quoted hourly rates or vice versa.

Border Gateway Protocol (BGP)
England > East of England
6 months to
17 Nov 2018
Same period 2017 Same period 2016
Rank 180 192 164
Rank change year-on-year +12 -28 +1
Contract jobs citing BGP 30 19 28
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in the East of England 0.59% 0.37% 0.57%
As % of the Communications & Networking category 3.33% 1.99% 3.32%
Number of daily rates quoted 21 12 17
East of England median daily rate £425 £350 £400
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +21.43% -12.50% +6.67%
10th Percentile £325 £257 £260
90th Percentile £464 £403 £553
England median daily rate £425 £410 £388
% change year-on-year +3.66% +5.81% -3.13%
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 1 1
East of England median hourly rate - £40.00 £29.61
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year - +35.09% -12.91%
England median hourly rate £46.50 £23.00 £45.50
% change year-on-year +102.17% -49.45% +0.43%

BGP is in the Communications and Computer Networking category. The following table is for comparison with the above and provides summary statistics for all contract job vacancies advertised in the East of England with a requirement for communications or computer networking skills.

All Communications and Computer Networking Skills
East of England
Contract vacancies with a requirement for communications or computer networking skills 902 956 844
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in the East of England 17.83% 18.55% 17.31%
Number of daily rates quoted 409 478 472
East of England median daily rate £400 £370 £360
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +8.11% +2.78% -2.04%
10th Percentile £177 £155 £200
90th Percentile £550 £562 £534
England median daily rate £425 £403 £400
% change year-on-year +5.59% +0.63% +2.56%
Number of hourly rates quoted 58 126 65
East of England median hourly rate £16.25 £25.00 £36.00
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year -35.00% -30.56% +20.00%
10th Percentile £12.25 £12.63 £12.77
90th Percentile £49.15 £47.25 £43.90
England median hourly rate £20.00 £18.70 £22.50
% change year-on-year +6.95% -16.89% +9.76%

BGP
Job Vacancy Trend in the East of England

Job postings citing BGP as a percentage of all IT jobs advertised in the East of England.

Job vacancy trend for BGP in the East of England

BGP
Contractor Daily Rate Trend in the East of England

This chart provides the 3-month moving average for daily rates quoted in contract jobs citing BGP in the East of England.

Contractor daily rate trend for BGP in the East of England

BGP
Contractor Daily Rate Histogram in the East of England

The daily rate distribution of IT jobs citing BGP in the East of England over the 6 months to 17 November 2018.

Contractor daily rate histogram for BGP in the East of England

BGP
Contractor Hourly Rate Trend in the East of England

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

Contractor hourly rate trend for BGP in the East of England

BGP
Contract Job Locations in the East of England

The table below looks at the demand and provides a guide to the median contractor rates quoted in IT jobs citing BGP within the East of England region over the 6 months to 17 November 2018. The 'Rank Change' column provides an indication of the change in demand within each location based on the same 6 month period last year.

Location Rank Change
on Same Period
Last Year
Matching
Contract
IT Job Ads
Median
Daily Rate
Past 6 Months
Median Daily Rate
% Change
on Same Period
Last Year
Live
Job
Vacancies
Hertfordshire +10 14 £438 +8.56% 4
Cambridgeshire - 11 £425 - 2
Bedfordshire +14 4 £375 - 2
Suffolk -8 1 £370 +38.97%
BGP
England

For the 6 months to 17 November 2018, IT contractor jobs citing BGP also mentioned the following skills in order of popularity. The figures indicate the absolute number co-occurrences and as a proportion of all contract job ads across the East of England region with a requirement for BGP.

1 27 (90.00%) Cisco
2 19 (63.33%) Cisco Certification
3 17 (56.67%) CCNP
4 16 (53.33%) OSPF
5 14 (46.67%) Firewall
6 13 (43.33%) Cisco Nexus
7 12 (40.00%) VPN
8 11 (36.67%) Linux
8 11 (36.67%) Data Centre
9 9 (30.00%) LAN
9 9 (30.00%) CheckPoint
9 9 (30.00%) Cisco ASA
10 8 (26.67%) Juniper
11 7 (23.33%) TCP/IP
11 7 (23.33%) Python
11 7 (23.33%) Network Security
11 7 (23.33%) VXLAN
12 6 (20.00%) 802.1X
12 6 (20.00%) Network Management
13 5 (16.67%) Wi-Fi
13 5 (16.67%) Wireless
13 5 (16.67%) Telecoms
13 5 (16.67%) DNS
13 5 (16.67%) CCNA
13 5 (16.67%) FWSM
13 5 (16.67%) Ansible
13 5 (16.67%) SC Cleared
13 5 (16.67%) Security Cleared
13 5 (16.67%) Network Design
14 4 (13.33%) WPA2

BGP
Co-occurring IT Skills in the East of England 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 2 (6.67%) OpenStack
Cloud Services
1 2 (6.67%) Amazon AWS
1 2 (6.67%) Microsoft Azure
Communications & Networking
1 16 (53.33%) OSPF
2 14 (46.67%) Firewall
3 13 (43.33%) Cisco Nexus
4 12 (40.00%) VPN
5 9 (30.00%) Cisco ASA
5 9 (30.00%) LAN
6 7 (23.33%) Network Security
6 7 (23.33%) TCP/IP
6 7 (23.33%) VXLAN
7 5 (16.67%) DNS
7 5 (16.67%) FWSM
7 5 (16.67%) Wi-Fi
7 5 (16.67%) Wireless
8 4 (13.33%) Cisco ISE
8 4 (13.33%) IPsec
8 4 (13.33%) MPLS
8 4 (13.33%) Spanning Tree
8 4 (13.33%) TACACS
8 4 (13.33%) WAN
8 4 (13.33%) WPA2
Database & Business Intelligence
1 2 (6.67%) MongoDB
2 1 (3.33%) Big Data
Development Applications
1 2 (6.67%) Git (software)
General
1 5 (16.67%) Telecoms
2 3 (10.00%) Finance
3 2 (6.67%) Law
4 1 (3.33%) Manufacturing
4 1 (3.33%) Retail
Job Titles
1 20 (66.67%) Network Engineer
2 6 (20.00%) Network Security Engineer
2 6 (20.00%) Security Engineer
3 4 (13.33%) Cisco Engineer
3 4 (13.33%) Senior Network Engineer
4 3 (10.00%) Cisco Network Engineer
4 3 (10.00%) SC Cleared Network Engineer
5 2 (6.67%) 4G Engineer
5 2 (6.67%) Cisco Security Engineer
5 2 (6.67%) Designer
5 2 (6.67%) Infrastructure Engineer
5 2 (6.67%) IP Designer
5 2 (6.67%) Mobile Engineer
5 2 (6.67%) Network Designer
5 2 (6.67%) Systems Engineer
6 1 (3.33%) Cisco Consultant
6 1 (3.33%) Firewall Engineer
6 1 (3.33%) Infrastructure Security Engineer
6 1 (3.33%) Linux Administrator
6 1 (3.33%) Network Infrastructure Engineer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 6 (20.00%) 802.1X
2 1 (3.33%) CSS
2 1 (3.33%) Elastic Stack
Miscellaneous
1 11 (36.67%) Data Centre
2 3 (10.00%) Driving Licence
3 2 (6.67%) Computer Science
3 2 (6.67%) Linux Command Line
3 2 (6.67%) Public Cloud
4 1 (3.33%) Machine to Machine
4 1 (3.33%) PKI
4 1 (3.33%) Security Operations Centre
4 1 (3.33%) Smart Meter
Operating Systems
1 11 (36.67%) Linux
2 3 (10.00%) Unix
3 1 (3.33%) Debian
3 1 (3.33%) Ubuntu
3 1 (3.33%) Windows
Processes & Methodologies
1 6 (20.00%) Network Management
2 5 (16.67%) Network Design
3 4 (13.33%) Change Management
4 3 (10.00%) Agile Software Development
4 3 (10.00%) DevOps
4 3 (10.00%) Migration
5 2 (6.67%) Capacity Planning
5 2 (6.67%) Infrastructure Engineering
5 2 (6.67%) Microservices
5 2 (6.67%) Network Architecture
5 2 (6.67%) Network Monitoring
5 2 (6.67%) Network Planning
5 2 (6.67%) Service Delivery
5 2 (6.67%) SOA
5 2 (6.67%) Waterfall
6 1 (3.33%) Cloud Operations
6 1 (3.33%) Feasibility Study
6 1 (3.33%) Network Optimisation
6 1 (3.33%) Security Operations
6 1 (3.33%) Site Reliability Engineering
Programming Languages
1 7 (23.33%) Python
2 3 (10.00%) Bash Shell
3 1 (3.33%) R
Qualifications
1 19 (63.33%) Cisco Certification
2 17 (56.67%) CCNP
3 5 (16.67%) CCNA
3 5 (16.67%) SC Cleared
3 5 (16.67%) Security Cleared
4 4 (13.33%) CCIE
5 3 (10.00%) CCSA
5 3 (10.00%) CCSE
5 3 (10.00%) Check Point Certification
6 2 (6.67%) Degree
7 1 (3.33%) CCDP
7 1 (3.33%) CCIE Data Center
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 2 (6.67%) ISO/IEC 27001
System Software
1 3 (10.00%) ProxySG
2 2 (6.67%) Active Directory
3 1 (3.33%) Ceph
3 1 (3.33%) Docker
3 1 (3.33%) FreeRADIUS
3 1 (3.33%) VMware ESXi
Systems Management
1 5 (16.67%) Ansible
2 3 (10.00%) Prometheus
3 1 (3.33%) FortiGate
3 1 (3.33%) Grafana
3 1 (3.33%) Opscode Chef
3 1 (3.33%) Puppet
3 1 (3.33%) QRadar
3 1 (3.33%) Salt
Vendors
1 27 (90.00%) Cisco
2 9 (30.00%) CheckPoint
3 8 (26.67%) Juniper
4 4 (13.33%) Arista
4 4 (13.33%) VMware
5 3 (10.00%) Blue Coat
5 3 (10.00%) Fortinet
6 2 (6.67%) F5
6 2 (6.67%) Microsoft
6 2 (6.67%) Sophos
7 1 (3.33%) NetApp