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 June 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 Jun 2017
Same period 2016 Same period 2015
Rank 131 122 127
Rank change year-on-year -9 +5  
Contract jobs citing BGP 8 11 19
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in the East of England 0.34% 0.43% 0.62%
As % of the Communications & Networking category 1.64% 2.84% 3.13%
Number of daily rates quoted 4 8 12
East of England median daily rate £350 £320 £320
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +9.37% -  
10th Percentile £313 £239 £248
90th Percentile £423 £514 £350
England median daily rate £430 £375 £350
% change year-on-year +14.66% +7.14%  
Number of hourly rates quoted 1 0 0
East of England median hourly rate £32.50 - -
England median hourly rate £33.00 £47.83 £40.00
% change year-on-year -31.00% +19.57%  

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 488 387 608
As % of all contract IT job vacancies advertised in the East of England 20.77% 15.13% 19.79%
Number of daily rates quoted 613 577 888
East of England median daily rate £375 £375 £325
Median daily rate % change year-on-year - +15.38%  
10th Percentile £166 £225 £194
90th Percentile £573 £588 £450
England median daily rate £400 £400 £360
% change year-on-year - +11.11%  
Number of hourly rates quoted 104 63 128
East of England median hourly rate £16.90 £40.00 £23.00
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year -57.74% +73.91%  
10th Percentile £13.41 £17.25 £8.75
90th Percentile £38.75 £45.00 £58.75
England median hourly rate £24.86 £28.00 £22.50
% change year-on-year -11.21% +24.44%  

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 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 June 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
Essex - 4 £325 -
Bedfordshire -10 2 - - 2
Suffolk +16 1 - -
Hertfordshire -8 1 £375 +17.18% 1
BGP
England

For the 6 months to 29 June 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 14 (93.33%) Cisco
1 14 (93.33%) Cisco Certification
2 13 (86.67%) CCNP
3 11 (73.33%) OSPF
4 9 (60.00%) EIGRP
4 9 (60.00%) Firewall
4 9 (60.00%) Cisco ASA
4 9 (60.00%) Cisco Nexus
5 7 (46.67%) F5
5 7 (46.67%) CCIE
6 6 (40.00%) MPLS
6 6 (40.00%) Cisco IOS
7 5 (33.33%) High Availability
7 5 (33.33%) VPN
8 4 (26.67%) Disaster Recovery
8 4 (26.67%) Data Centre
9 3 (20.00%) Business Transformation
9 3 (20.00%) HSRP
9 3 (20.00%) FortiGate
9 3 (20.00%) F5 BIG-IP LTM
9 3 (20.00%) NetScaler
9 3 (20.00%) Fortinet
9 3 (20.00%) PCI DSS
9 3 (20.00%) VMware Infrastructure
9 3 (20.00%) Migration
9 3 (20.00%) VMware
9 3 (20.00%) Business Continuity
9 3 (20.00%) CMMI
9 3 (20.00%) Wireless
9 3 (20.00%) SSL

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 (13.33%) Skype for Business
Applications
1 1 (6.67%) Microsoft Office
1 1 (6.67%) MS Visio
Communications & Networking
1 11 (73.33%) OSPF
2 9 (60.00%) Cisco ASA
2 9 (60.00%) Cisco Nexus
2 9 (60.00%) EIGRP
2 9 (60.00%) Firewall
3 6 (40.00%) Cisco IOS
3 6 (40.00%) MPLS
4 5 (33.33%) VPN
5 3 (20.00%) F5 BIG-IP LTM
5 3 (20.00%) HSRP
5 3 (20.00%) NetScaler
5 3 (20.00%) SSL
5 3 (20.00%) WAN
5 3 (20.00%) Wireless
6 2 (13.33%) F5 BIG-IP GTM
6 2 (13.33%) FirePass
6 2 (13.33%) IP Telephony
6 2 (13.33%) LAN
6 2 (13.33%) Network Security
6 2 (13.33%) Skype
Development Applications
1 1 (6.67%) VSS/SourceSafe
General
1 2 (13.33%) Telecoms
2 1 (6.67%) Banking
2 1 (6.67%) Finance
Job Titles
1 5 (33.33%) Network Engineer
2 3 (20.00%) Architect
2 3 (20.00%) Network Specialist
3 2 (13.33%) Consultant
3 2 (13.33%) Design Engineer
3 2 (13.33%) Network Architect
3 2 (13.33%) Network Consultant
4 1 (6.67%) Cisco Engineer
4 1 (6.67%) Cisco Network Engineer
4 1 (6.67%) Cisco Specialist
4 1 (6.67%) Data Centre Engineer
4 1 (6.67%) Network Design Engineer
4 1 (6.67%) Network Manager
4 1 (6.67%) Network Security Engineer
4 1 (6.67%) Network Security Specialist
4 1 (6.67%) Security Engineer
4 1 (6.67%) Security Specialist
4 1 (6.67%) Senior Network Engineer
4 1 (6.67%) Technical Architect
4 1 (6.67%) Tester
Miscellaneous
1 4 (26.67%) Data Centre
2 2 (13.33%) Analytical Skills
3 1 (6.67%) Fat Client
3 1 (6.67%) Thin Client
3 1 (6.67%) Virtual Team
Operating Systems
1 1 (6.67%) Linux
Processes & Methodologies
1 5 (33.33%) High Availability
2 4 (26.67%) Disaster Recovery
3 3 (20.00%) Business Continuity
3 3 (20.00%) Business Transformation
3 3 (20.00%) CMMI
3 3 (20.00%) ITIL
3 3 (20.00%) Migration
4 2 (13.33%) Converged Infrastructure
4 2 (13.33%) Data Privacy
4 2 (13.33%) Kalman Filter
4 2 (13.33%) Network Design
4 2 (13.33%) PRINCE2
4 2 (13.33%) Security Architecture
4 2 (13.33%) TOGAF
4 2 (13.33%) Web Filtering
4 2 (13.33%) Zachman Framework
5 1 (6.67%) Change Management
5 1 (6.67%) E-Commerce
5 1 (6.67%) Service Delivery
5 1 (6.67%) Validation
Qualifications
1 14 (93.33%) Cisco Certification
2 13 (86.67%) CCNP
3 7 (46.67%) CCIE
4 2 (13.33%) CCDP
4 2 (13.33%) CCIE Security
4 2 (13.33%) CCNA
4 2 (13.33%) HP APS
5 1 (6.67%) CCIP
5 1 (6.67%) CCNP Voice
5 1 (6.67%) CCSE
5 1 (6.67%) CCVP
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 3 (20.00%) PCI DSS
2 1 (6.67%) SLA
System Software
1 3 (20.00%) VMware Infrastructure
Systems Management
1 3 (20.00%) FortiGate
2 2 (13.33%) Cisco CUCM
3 1 (6.67%) Cisco UCCX
3 1 (6.67%) HP NNM
Vendors
1 14 (93.33%) Cisco
2 7 (46.67%) F5
3 3 (20.00%) Fortinet
3 3 (20.00%) HP
3 3 (20.00%) Juniper
3 3 (20.00%) VMware
4 2 (13.33%) Avaya
4 2 (13.33%) Meru Networks
4 2 (13.33%) Palo Alto
4 2 (13.33%) Trustwave
4 2 (13.33%) Virgin Media
4 2 (13.33%) Zeacom
5 1 (6.67%) Blue Coat
5 1 (6.67%) CheckPoint
5 1 (6.67%) Citrix
5 1 (6.67%) Imperva
5 1 (6.67%) Infoblox
5 1 (6.67%) Red Box