Period
to 20 February 2019

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 20 February 2019 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
20 Feb 2019
Same period 2018 Same period 2017
Rank 150 174 169
Rank change year-on-year +24 -5 -12
Contract jobs citing BGP 41 23 16
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in the East of England 0.96% 0.49% 0.36%
As % of the Communications & Networking category 4.98% 2.97% 2.12%
Number of daily rates quoted 23 18 9
East of England median daily rate £425 £335 £350
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +26.87% -4.29% -3.45%
10th Percentile £368 £266 £190
90th Percentile £483 £475 £475
England median daily rate £425 £420 £400
% change year-on-year +1.19% +5.00% +6.67%
Number of hourly rates quoted 7 1 1
East of England median hourly rate £66.81 £40.00 £29.61
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year +67.03% +35.09% -12.91%
England median hourly rate £45.00 £13.50 £21.50
% change year-on-year +233.33% -37.21% -52.22%

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 824 775 755
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in the East of England 19.37% 16.50% 17.00%
Number of daily rates quoted 397 378 393
East of England median daily rate £400 £363 £365
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +10.34% -0.68% -2.67%
10th Percentile £211 £143 £172
90th Percentile £550 £554 £550
England median daily rate £425 £413 £410
% change year-on-year +3.03% +0.61% +2.50%
Number of hourly rates quoted 54 106 60
East of England median hourly rate £16.35 £35.00 £33.00
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year -53.28% +6.06% -5.71%
10th Percentile £12.25 £12.25 £13.44
90th Percentile £66.81 £49.50 £44.88
England median hourly rate £18.70 £20.00 £21.50
% change year-on-year -6.50% -6.98% -2.27%

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 20 February 2019.

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 20 February 2019. 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 - 20 £450 - 4
Cambridgeshire +19 10 £425 -5.56% 1
Essex -12 5 £413 +28.91% 1
Suffolk +1 3 £300 +12.68% 3
Bedfordshire - 3 £425 - 1
BGP
England

For the 6 months to 20 February 2019, 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 39 (95.12%) Cisco
2 30 (73.17%) Cisco Certification
2 30 (73.17%) OSPF
3 27 (65.85%) VPN
4 26 (63.41%) CCNP
5 24 (58.54%) Firewall
6 18 (43.90%) LAN
6 18 (43.90%) Cisco ASA
6 18 (43.90%) Cisco Nexus
7 17 (41.46%) 802.1X
8 16 (39.02%) Security Cleared
8 16 (39.02%) Juniper
9 15 (36.59%) DNS
9 15 (36.59%) SC Cleared
9 15 (36.59%) Data Centre
10 14 (34.15%) CheckPoint
11 13 (31.71%) F5
12 12 (29.27%) Wireless
13 11 (26.83%) Wi-Fi
13 11 (26.83%) Blue Coat
13 11 (26.83%) FWSM
13 11 (26.83%) Network Monitoring
14 10 (24.39%) F5 BIG-IP LTM
14 10 (24.39%) Cisco ISE
14 10 (24.39%) ProxySG
14 10 (24.39%) WPA2
14 10 (24.39%) TACACS
15 9 (21.95%) IPsec
16 8 (19.51%) SSL
16 8 (19.51%) Linux

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 (2.44%) Exchange Server 2013
1 1 (2.44%) MS Exchange
1 1 (2.44%) OpenStack
1 1 (2.44%) Skype for Business
Applications
1 1 (2.44%) Microsoft Office
Cloud Services
1 3 (7.32%) Microsoft Azure
2 2 (4.88%) Amazon AWS
3 1 (2.44%) Akamai
Communications & Networking
1 30 (73.17%) OSPF
2 27 (65.85%) VPN
3 24 (58.54%) Firewall
4 18 (43.90%) Cisco ASA
4 18 (43.90%) Cisco Nexus
4 18 (43.90%) LAN
5 15 (36.59%) DNS
6 12 (29.27%) Wireless
7 11 (26.83%) FWSM
7 11 (26.83%) Wi-Fi
8 10 (24.39%) Cisco ISE
8 10 (24.39%) F5 BIG-IP LTM
8 10 (24.39%) TACACS
8 10 (24.39%) WPA2
9 9 (21.95%) IPsec
10 8 (19.51%) SSL
11 7 (17.07%) EIGRP
11 7 (17.07%) WAN
12 6 (14.63%) VXLAN
13 5 (12.20%) Cisco Firepower
Database & Business Intelligence
1 2 (4.88%) MongoDB
Development Applications
1 4 (9.76%) Git (software)
General
1 6 (14.63%) Finance
1 6 (14.63%) Telecoms
2 2 (4.88%) Law
2 2 (4.88%) Retail
3 1 (2.44%) Electronics
Job Titles
1 25 (60.98%) Network Engineer
2 6 (14.63%) Cisco Engineer
2 6 (14.63%) NOC Engineer
2 6 (14.63%) SC Cleared Network Engineer
2 6 (14.63%) Senior Network Engineer
3 5 (12.20%) Analyst
3 5 (12.20%) Blue Coat Engineer
4 4 (9.76%) Cisco Network Engineer
4 4 (9.76%) Network Analyst
5 3 (7.32%) Cisco Analyst
5 3 (7.32%) Cisco Network Analyst
5 3 (7.32%) Designer
5 3 (7.32%) Network Designer
5 3 (7.32%) Network Operations Analyst
5 3 (7.32%) Network Operations Engineer
5 3 (7.32%) Operations Analyst
6 2 (4.88%) 4G Engineer
6 2 (4.88%) Mobile Engineer
6 2 (4.88%) Network Security Engineer
6 2 (4.88%) Platform Designer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 17 (41.46%) 802.1X
2 1 (2.44%) CSS
2 1 (2.44%) HTML
2 1 (2.44%) XML
Miscellaneous
1 15 (36.59%) Data Centre
2 2 (4.88%) Public Cloud
3 1 (2.44%) Driving Licence
3 1 (2.44%) Machine to Machine
3 1 (2.44%) PKI
3 1 (2.44%) Security Operations Centre
3 1 (2.44%) Smart Meter
Operating Systems
1 8 (19.51%) Linux
2 5 (12.20%) Unix
3 3 (7.32%) Windows
4 1 (2.44%) Windows Server
4 1 (2.44%) Windows Server 2008
Processes & Methodologies
1 11 (26.83%) Network Monitoring
2 4 (9.76%) Network Design
3 3 (7.32%) Load Balancing
3 3 (7.32%) Multi-Factor Authentication
3 3 (7.32%) Network Management
3 3 (7.32%) Two-Factor Authentication
4 2 (4.88%) Agile Software Development
4 2 (4.88%) Capacity Planning
4 2 (4.88%) Change Management
4 2 (4.88%) Computer Science
4 2 (4.88%) DevOps
4 2 (4.88%) Microservices
4 2 (4.88%) Migration
4 2 (4.88%) Network Planning
4 2 (4.88%) Problem-Solving
4 2 (4.88%) Service Delivery
4 2 (4.88%) SOA
4 2 (4.88%) Waterfall
5 1 (2.44%) Mathematics
5 1 (2.44%) Validation
Programming Languages
1 4 (9.76%) Python
2 3 (7.32%) Bash Shell
2 3 (7.32%) PowerShell
3 1 (2.44%) VBScript
Qualifications
1 30 (73.17%) Cisco Certification
2 26 (63.41%) CCNP
3 16 (39.02%) Security Cleared
4 15 (36.59%) SC Cleared
5 6 (14.63%) CCIE
6 4 (9.76%) CCNA
7 2 (4.88%) Degree
8 1 (2.44%) CCSA
8 1 (2.44%) CCSE
8 1 (2.44%) Check Point Certification
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 2 (4.88%) ISO/IEC 27001
2 1 (2.44%) Cyber Essentials
2 1 (2.44%) Cyber Essentials PLUS
System Software
1 10 (24.39%) ProxySG
2 2 (4.88%) Active Directory
2 2 (4.88%) VMware ESXi
3 1 (2.44%) Firmware
3 1 (2.44%) NFS
3 1 (2.44%) VMware Infrastructure
3 1 (2.44%) vSphere
Systems Management
1 2 (4.88%) Ansible
1 2 (4.88%) Opscode Chef
1 2 (4.88%) Prometheus
1 2 (4.88%) Puppet
2 1 (2.44%) FortiGate
2 1 (2.44%) QRadar
2 1 (2.44%) SCCM
2 1 (2.44%) vCenter Server
Vendors
1 39 (95.12%) Cisco
2 16 (39.02%) Juniper
3 14 (34.15%) CheckPoint
4 13 (31.71%) F5
5 11 (26.83%) Blue Coat
6 4 (9.76%) Arista
6 4 (9.76%) VMware
7 3 (7.32%) HP
7 3 (7.32%) Microsoft
8 2 (4.88%) Palo Alto
9 1 (2.44%) Citrix
9 1 (2.44%) Fortinet
9 1 (2.44%) jetNEXUS
9 1 (2.44%) McAfee
9 1 (2.44%) NetApp
9 1 (2.44%) SolarWinds
9 1 (2.44%) Tufin
9 1 (2.44%) Zscaler