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 3 months to 29 March 2017 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
3 months to
29 Mar 2017
Same period 2016 Same period 2015
Rank 119 112 121
Rank change year-on-year -7 +9  
Contract jobs citing BGP 7 12 9
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in the East of England 0.33% 0.48% 0.34%
As % of the Communications & Networking category 1.87% 3.36% 2.30%
Number of daily rates quoted 6 8 8
Median daily rate £425 £356 £406
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +19.29% -12.30%  
90% offered a daily rate of more than £275 £284 £282
10% offered a daily rate of more than £500 £363 £429
UK excluding London median daily rate £375 £363 £363
% change year-on-year +3.44% -  
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 0 0
Median hourly rate - - -
UK excluding London median hourly rate £30.00 £45.00 £30.00
% change year-on-year -33.33% +50.00%  

BGP is in the communications and computer networking skills category. The next 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 and computer networking skills.

Contract Communications & Computer Network Skills
East of England
Contract job vacancies with a requirement for communications and computer networking skills 374 357 391
As % of all contract IT job vacancies advertised in the East of England 17.59% 14.40% 14.88%
Number of daily rates quoted 228 197 192
Median daily rate £388 £375 £350
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +3.33% +7.14%  
90% offered a daily rate of more than £193 £259 £212
10% offered a daily rate of more than £550 £500 £475
UK excluding London median daily rate £375 £363 £347
% change year-on-year +3.44% +4.32%  
Number of hourly rates quoted 35 25 63
Median hourly rate £22.85 £45.00 £24.13
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year -49.22% +86.52%  
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £14.15 £15.00 £14.85
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £41.00 £55.00 £42.50
UK excluding London median hourly rate £22.50 £37.00 £29.50
% change year-on-year -39.18% +25.42%  

BGP
Job Vacancy Trend in the East of England

The job posting trend of jobs advertised in the East of England citing BGP as a proportion of all contract or permanent IT jobs with a match in the Communications & Networking category.

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

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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 3 months to 29 March 2017.

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 3 months to 29 March 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
Bedfordshire -3 2 £413 +26.92%
Suffolk -4 2 £150 -58.62%
Hertfordshire - 2 £500 -
Essex -7 1 £425 -
BGP
England

For the 6 months to 29 March 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 across the East of England region with a requirement for BGP.

1 15 (93.75%) OSPF
2 12 (75.00%) Cisco
3 9 (56.25%) Cisco Certification
3 9 (56.25%) Firewall
4 8 (50.00%) MPLS
5 7 (43.75%) EIGRP
5 7 (43.75%) CCNP
6 6 (37.50%) Juniper
6 6 (37.50%) Network Security
6 6 (37.50%) Data Centre
7 5 (31.25%) F5
7 5 (31.25%) Cisco Nexus
7 5 (31.25%) Cisco ASA
7 5 (31.25%) DNS
7 5 (31.25%) WAN
7 5 (31.25%) SMTP
8 4 (25.00%) VoIP
8 4 (25.00%) Unix
8 4 (25.00%) LAN
8 4 (25.00%) LDAP
8 4 (25.00%) FTP
8 4 (25.00%) CCNA
8 4 (25.00%) VPN
8 4 (25.00%) CCIE
8 4 (25.00%) Internet
8 4 (25.00%) IPsec
8 4 (25.00%) IMAP
8 4 (25.00%) Cisco IOS
8 4 (25.00%) Intrusion Detection
9 3 (18.75%) VMware

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 1 (6.25%) Exchange Server 2007
1 1 (6.25%) MS Exchange
1 1 (6.25%) Skype for Business
Communications & Networking
1 15 (93.75%) OSPF
2 9 (56.25%) Firewall
3 8 (50.00%) MPLS
4 7 (43.75%) EIGRP
5 6 (37.50%) Network Security
6 5 (31.25%) Cisco ASA
6 5 (31.25%) Cisco Nexus
6 5 (31.25%) DNS
6 5 (31.25%) SMTP
6 5 (31.25%) WAN
7 4 (25.00%) Cisco IOS
7 4 (25.00%) FTP
7 4 (25.00%) IMAP
7 4 (25.00%) Internet
7 4 (25.00%) Intrusion Detection
7 4 (25.00%) IPsec
7 4 (25.00%) LAN
7 4 (25.00%) LDAP
7 4 (25.00%) VoIP
7 4 (25.00%) VPN
Database & Business Intelligence
1 1 (6.25%) SQL Server
1 1 (6.25%) SQL Server 2008
Development Applications
1 1 (6.25%) JMeter
1 1 (6.25%) JUnit
1 1 (6.25%) VSS/SourceSafe
General
1 1 (6.25%) Automotive
1 1 (6.25%) Telecoms
Job Titles
1 8 (50.00%) Network Engineer
2 2 (12.50%) Architect
2 2 (12.50%) Consultant
2 2 (12.50%) Network Consultant
2 2 (12.50%) Senior Network Engineer
2 2 (12.50%) Test Engineer
3 1 (6.25%) Cisco Engineer
3 1 (6.25%) Cisco Network Engineer
3 1 (6.25%) Cisco Network Specialist
3 1 (6.25%) Cisco Security Engineer
3 1 (6.25%) Cisco Security Specialist
3 1 (6.25%) Cisco Specialist
3 1 (6.25%) IP Network Engineer
3 1 (6.25%) Network Architect
3 1 (6.25%) Network Security Specialist
3 1 (6.25%) Network Specialist
3 1 (6.25%) Security Engineer
3 1 (6.25%) Security Specialist
3 1 (6.25%) Senior Infrastructure Analyst
3 1 (6.25%) Senior Systems Analyst
Miscellaneous
1 6 (37.50%) Data Centre
2 1 (6.25%) Fat Client
2 1 (6.25%) Management Information System
2 1 (6.25%) PKI
2 1 (6.25%) Thin Client
Operating Systems
1 4 (25.00%) Unix
2 1 (6.25%) Linux
2 1 (6.25%) Windows
2 1 (6.25%) Windows Server
2 1 (6.25%) Windows Server 2003
Processes & Methodologies
1 3 (18.75%) High Availability
2 2 (12.50%) Business Continuity
2 2 (12.50%) Business Transformation
2 2 (12.50%) CMMI
2 2 (12.50%) Disaster Recovery
2 2 (12.50%) Mentoring
2 2 (12.50%) Migration
2 2 (12.50%) Validation
3 1 (6.25%) Converged Infrastructure
3 1 (6.25%) E-Commerce
3 1 (6.25%) ITIL
3 1 (6.25%) Kalman Filter
3 1 (6.25%) Line Management
3 1 (6.25%) Load Balancing
3 1 (6.25%) People Management
3 1 (6.25%) Performance Monitoring
3 1 (6.25%) Performance Testing
3 1 (6.25%) Security Architecture
3 1 (6.25%) TOGAF
3 1 (6.25%) Zachman Framework
Programming Languages
1 1 (6.25%) PowerShell
Qualifications
1 9 (56.25%) Cisco Certification
2 7 (43.75%) CCNP
3 4 (25.00%) CCIE
3 4 (25.00%) CCNA
4 1 (6.25%) CCSE
4 1 (6.25%) Degree
4 1 (6.25%) HP APS
4 1 (6.25%) ISEB
4 1 (6.25%) ISTQB
4 1 (6.25%) ISTQB Foundation Certification
4 1 (6.25%) JNCIA
4 1 (6.25%) JNCIP
4 1 (6.25%) SC Cleared
4 1 (6.25%) Security Cleared
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 2 (12.50%) PCI DSS
System Software
1 2 (12.50%) VMware Infrastructure
2 1 (6.25%) Active Directory
2 1 (6.25%) DFS Replication
Systems Management
1 2 (12.50%) FortiGate
2 1 (6.25%) HP SIM
2 1 (6.25%) PowerCLI
Vendors
1 12 (75.00%) Cisco
2 6 (37.50%) Juniper
3 5 (31.25%) F5
4 3 (18.75%) Huawei
4 3 (18.75%) VMware
5 2 (12.50%) Fortinet
5 2 (12.50%) HP
5 2 (12.50%) NetApp
5 2 (12.50%) Tellabs
6 1 (6.25%) Avaya
6 1 (6.25%) Blue Coat
6 1 (6.25%) CheckPoint
6 1 (6.25%) Citrix
6 1 (6.25%) Clearswift
6 1 (6.25%) Imperva
6 1 (6.25%) Infoblox
6 1 (6.25%) Intel Security
6 1 (6.25%) Microsoft
6 1 (6.25%) Riverbed
6 1 (6.25%) Virgin Media