Period
to 26 September 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 26 September 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
26 Sep 2018
Same period 2017 Same period 2016
Rank 182 183 169
Rank change year-on-year +1 -14 +7
Contract jobs citing BGP 28 19 26
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in the East of England 0.55% 0.39% 0.52%
As % of the Communications & Networking category 3.14% 2.07% 3.12%
Number of daily rates quoted 17 12 15
East of England median daily rate £400 £388 £400
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +3.23% -3.13% +14.29%
10th Percentile £320 £261 £259
90th Percentile £468 £434 £538
England median daily rate £425 £425 £375
% change year-on-year - +13.33% -
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 1 0
East of England median hourly rate - £32.50 -
England median hourly rate £46.50 £32.50 £47.83
% change year-on-year +43.08% -32.05% +5.32%

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 891 920 833
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in the East of England 17.64% 18.67% 16.60%
Number of daily rates quoted 397 476 468
East of England median daily rate £400 £375 £375
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +6.67% - +7.14%
10th Percentile £177 £170 £200
90th Percentile £559 £575 £538
England median daily rate £425 £405 £400
% change year-on-year +4.94% +1.25% +6.67%
Number of hourly rates quoted 61 108 60
East of England median hourly rate £16.50 £22.50 £37.50
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year -26.67% -40.00% +25.00%
10th Percentile £11.50 £12.40 £12.79
90th Percentile £52.50 £44.05 £45.11
England median hourly rate £20.00 £18.10 £23.00
% change year-on-year +10.50% -21.30% +15.00%

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 26 September 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 26 September 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 -6 11 £431 +7.01% 4
Cambridgeshire - 8 £400 - 4
Bedfordshire +9 5 £375 -9.09% 1
Suffolk -13 3 £373 +43.27%
Norfolk - 1 - -
BGP
England

For the 6 months to 26 September 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 26 (92.86%) Cisco
2 18 (64.29%) CCNP
2 18 (64.29%) Cisco Certification
3 16 (57.14%) OSPF
4 15 (53.57%) Firewall
5 13 (46.43%) Cisco Nexus
5 13 (46.43%) Data Centre
6 12 (42.86%) VPN
7 11 (39.29%) LAN
8 10 (35.71%) Linux
8 10 (35.71%) CheckPoint
9 9 (32.14%) Python
9 9 (32.14%) Network Security
10 8 (28.57%) Cisco ASA
10 8 (28.57%) TCP/IP
11 7 (25.00%) WAN
11 7 (25.00%) Juniper
11 7 (25.00%) Ansible
11 7 (25.00%) Arista
12 6 (21.43%) VXLAN
12 6 (21.43%) 802.1X
12 6 (21.43%) CCNA
12 6 (21.43%) IPv6
12 6 (21.43%) TACACS
12 6 (21.43%) Change Management
12 6 (21.43%) VMware
12 6 (21.43%) Wireshark
12 6 (21.43%) Network Management
13 5 (17.86%) FWSM
13 5 (17.86%) SC Cleared

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 (7.14%) SharePoint
2 1 (3.57%) Confluence
2 1 (3.57%) OpenStack
Applications
1 2 (7.14%) Microsoft Excel
1 2 (7.14%) MS Visio
Cloud Services
1 2 (7.14%) Amazon AWS
2 1 (3.57%) Akamai
Communications & Networking
1 16 (57.14%) OSPF
2 15 (53.57%) Firewall
3 13 (46.43%) Cisco Nexus
4 12 (42.86%) VPN
5 11 (39.29%) LAN
6 9 (32.14%) Network Security
7 8 (28.57%) Cisco ASA
7 8 (28.57%) TCP/IP
8 7 (25.00%) WAN
9 6 (21.43%) IPv6
9 6 (21.43%) TACACS
9 6 (21.43%) VXLAN
9 6 (21.43%) Wireshark
10 5 (17.86%) DNS
10 5 (17.86%) FWSM
10 5 (17.86%) MPLS
10 5 (17.86%) Multicast
10 5 (17.86%) Spanning Tree
10 5 (17.86%) Wi-Fi
10 5 (17.86%) Wireless
Database & Business Intelligence
1 1 (3.57%) Big Data
Development Applications
1 4 (14.29%) Git (software)
2 1 (3.57%) JIRA
2 1 (3.57%) Sonatype Nexus
General
1 3 (10.71%) Telecoms
2 2 (7.14%) Finance
3 1 (3.57%) Law
3 1 (3.57%) Manufacturing
3 1 (3.57%) Retail
Job Titles
1 19 (67.86%) Network Engineer
2 8 (28.57%) Network Security Engineer
2 8 (28.57%) Security Engineer
3 5 (17.86%) Cisco Engineer
4 4 (14.29%) Cisco Network Engineer
5 3 (10.71%) Cisco Security Engineer
5 3 (10.71%) SC Cleared Network Engineer
6 2 (7.14%) Analyst
6 2 (7.14%) DevOps Engineer
6 2 (7.14%) Infrastructure Engineer
6 2 (7.14%) Network Support
7 1 (3.57%) Administrator
7 1 (3.57%) Consultant
7 1 (3.57%) Migration Engineer
7 1 (3.57%) Network Consultant
7 1 (3.57%) Network Support Engineer
7 1 (3.57%) Senior Analyst
7 1 (3.57%) Senior Network Engineer
7 1 (3.57%) Support Engineer
7 1 (3.57%) Systems Administrator
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 6 (21.43%) 802.1X
2 1 (3.57%) CSS
2 1 (3.57%) Elastic Stack
2 1 (3.57%) HTML
2 1 (3.57%) XML
Miscellaneous
1 13 (46.43%) Data Centre
2 4 (14.29%) Driving Licence
2 4 (14.29%) Linux Command Line
3 1 (3.57%) Analytical Skills
3 1 (3.57%) PKI
3 1 (3.57%) Security Operations Centre
Operating Systems
1 10 (35.71%) Linux
2 1 (3.57%) Debian
2 1 (3.57%) Ubuntu
2 1 (3.57%) Windows
Processes & Methodologies
1 6 (21.43%) Change Management
1 6 (21.43%) Network Management
2 4 (14.29%) Migration
3 3 (10.71%) DevOps
4 2 (7.14%) Agile Software Development
4 2 (7.14%) Deep Packet Inspection
4 2 (7.14%) Infrastructure Engineering
4 2 (7.14%) Infrastructure Management
4 2 (7.14%) Load Balancing
4 2 (7.14%) Mentoring
4 2 (7.14%) Network Architecture
4 2 (7.14%) Network Design
4 2 (7.14%) Network Monitoring
5 1 (3.57%) Cybersecurity
5 1 (3.57%) SIEM
5 1 (3.57%) Software Engineering
5 1 (3.57%) Stakeholder Engagement
5 1 (3.57%) Statistics
5 1 (3.57%) WAN Optimisation
5 1 (3.57%) Waterfall
Programming Languages
1 9 (32.14%) Python
2 5 (17.86%) Bash Shell
3 2 (7.14%) Java
3 2 (7.14%) PHP
3 2 (7.14%) SQL
4 1 (3.57%) R
Qualifications
1 18 (64.29%) CCNP
1 18 (64.29%) Cisco Certification
2 6 (21.43%) CCNA
3 5 (17.86%) SC Cleared
3 5 (17.86%) Security Cleared
4 4 (14.29%) CCSA
4 4 (14.29%) CCSE
4 4 (14.29%) Check Point Certification
5 3 (10.71%) CCDP
6 2 (7.14%) Microsoft Certification
7 1 (3.57%) CCIE
7 1 (3.57%) CCIE Data Center
System Software
1 3 (10.71%) ProxySG
2 2 (7.14%) Active Directory
2 2 (7.14%) VMware Infrastructure
3 1 (3.57%) Ceph
3 1 (3.57%) Docker
3 1 (3.57%) FreeRADIUS
3 1 (3.57%) VMware ESXi
Systems Management
1 7 (25.00%) Ansible
2 2 (7.14%) vCenter Server
3 1 (3.57%) FortiGate
3 1 (3.57%) Grafana
3 1 (3.57%) Host Intrusion Detection System
3 1 (3.57%) Opscode Chef
3 1 (3.57%) Prometheus
3 1 (3.57%) Puppet
3 1 (3.57%) QRadar
3 1 (3.57%) Salt
Vendors
1 26 (92.86%) Cisco
2 10 (35.71%) CheckPoint
3 7 (25.00%) Arista
3 7 (25.00%) Juniper
4 6 (21.43%) VMware
5 4 (14.29%) Blue Coat
5 4 (14.29%) Microsoft
6 2 (7.14%) F5
6 2 (7.14%) Fortinet
6 2 (7.14%) Sophos
7 1 (3.57%) Citrix
7 1 (3.57%) NetApp
7 1 (3.57%) Riverbed
7 1 (3.57%) Zscaler