Period
to 18 August 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 18 August 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
18 Aug 2019
Same period 2018 Same period 2017
Rank 155 184 188
Rank change year-on-year +29 +4 -21
Contract jobs citing BGP 27 27 17
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in the East of England 0.63% 0.54% 0.36%
As % of the Communications & Networking category 3.75% 3.23% 1.98%
Number of daily rates quoted 23 16 11
East of England median daily rate £425 £388 £403
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +9.68% -3.85% +11.17%
10th Percentile £315 £313 £313
90th Percentile £520 £466 £438
England median daily rate £425 £425 £438
% change year-on-year - -2.86% +16.67%
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 0 1
East of England median hourly rate - - £32.50
England median hourly rate £40.00 £46.50 £27.75
% change year-on-year -13.98% +67.57% -41.98%

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 720 837 858
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in the East of England 16.79% 16.69% 18.17%
Number of daily rates quoted 438 384 455
East of England median daily rate £400 £400 £375
Median daily rate % change year-on-year - +6.67% -
10th Percentile £224 £154 £177
90th Percentile £538 £561 £575
England median daily rate £425 £425 £413
% change year-on-year - +3.03% +3.13%
Number of hourly rates quoted 46 67 99
East of England median hourly rate £16.20 £17.00 £18.96
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year -4.69% -10.34% -49.44%
10th Percentile £13.13 £11.95 £10.40
90th Percentile £50.00 £46.25 £42.60
England median hourly rate £23.75 £20.00 £18.05
% change year-on-year +18.75% +10.80% -27.80%

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 18 August 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 18 August 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 +2 15 £425 +17.24% 3
Bedfordshire +18 6 £425 - 2
Suffolk +17 3 £410 +10.07% 1
Essex - 2 - -
Cambridgeshire -16 1 £230 -42.50% 4
BGP
England

For the 6 months to 18 August 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 23 (85.19%) OSPF
2 16 (59.26%) Cisco
3 15 (55.56%) MPLS
3 15 (55.56%) Network Management
4 14 (51.85%) Telecoms
5 13 (48.15%) Firewall
5 13 (48.15%) WAN
5 13 (48.15%) LAN
6 12 (44.44%) Cisco Certification
7 11 (40.74%) TCP/IP
7 11 (40.74%) Multicast
8 9 (33.33%) CCNP
8 9 (33.33%) CheckPoint
9 8 (29.63%) EIGRP
9 8 (29.63%) CCDP
9 8 (29.63%) Spanning Tree
9 8 (29.63%) Network Design
9 8 (29.63%) Wireshark
10 7 (25.93%) Network Security
10 7 (25.93%) Cisco Nexus
10 7 (25.93%) CCNA
10 7 (25.93%) CCSA
11 6 (22.22%) Check Point Certification
11 6 (22.22%) DNS
11 6 (22.22%) Capacity Planning
11 6 (22.22%) tcpdump
11 6 (22.22%) Driving Licence
11 6 (22.22%) GGSN
11 6 (22.22%) SGSN
11 6 (22.22%) Git (software)

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:

Cloud Services
1 1 (3.70%) Akamai
Communications & Networking
1 23 (85.19%) OSPF
2 15 (55.56%) MPLS
3 13 (48.15%) Firewall
3 13 (48.15%) LAN
3 13 (48.15%) WAN
4 11 (40.74%) Multicast
4 11 (40.74%) TCP/IP
5 8 (29.63%) EIGRP
5 8 (29.63%) Spanning Tree
5 8 (29.63%) Wireshark
6 7 (25.93%) Cisco Nexus
6 7 (25.93%) Network Security
7 6 (22.22%) DNS
7 6 (22.22%) GGSN
7 6 (22.22%) IPsec
7 6 (22.22%) SGSN
7 6 (22.22%) tcpdump
8 5 (18.52%) IGRP
8 5 (18.52%) RIP
9 4 (14.81%) Wireless
Development Applications
1 6 (22.22%) Git (software)
2 3 (11.11%) Jenkins
General
1 14 (51.85%) Telecoms
2 3 (11.11%) Retail
3 1 (3.70%) Public Sector
Job Titles
1 12 (44.44%) Network Engineer
2 6 (22.22%) Mobile Engineer
2 6 (22.22%) Network Security Engineer
2 6 (22.22%) Security Engineer
3 5 (18.52%) Consultant
3 5 (18.52%) Network Consultant
4 3 (11.11%) DevOps Engineer
5 2 (7.41%) Java Engineer
5 2 (7.41%) Test Engineer
6 1 (3.70%) Cisco Engineer
6 1 (3.70%) Cisco Network Engineer
6 1 (3.70%) Firewall Consultant
6 1 (3.70%) IP Network Engineer
6 1 (3.70%) Lead Network Engineer
6 1 (3.70%) SC Cleared Network Engineer
6 1 (3.70%) WAN Engineer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 5 (18.52%) 802.1X
2 3 (11.11%) Kafka
2 3 (11.11%) Spring
3 2 (7.41%) HTML
3 2 (7.41%) XML
4 1 (3.70%) Web Services
Miscellaneous
1 6 (22.22%) Driving Licence
2 2 (7.41%) Analytical Skills
3 1 (3.70%) Data Centre
3 1 (3.70%) Virtual Team
Operating Systems
1 5 (18.52%) Unix
2 3 (11.11%) Linux
3 2 (7.41%) Windows
Processes & Methodologies
1 15 (55.56%) Network Management
2 8 (29.63%) Network Design
3 6 (22.22%) Capacity Planning
4 5 (18.52%) Network Monitoring
5 3 (11.11%) DevOps
5 3 (11.11%) Load Balancing
5 3 (11.11%) TDD
5 3 (11.11%) Technical Leadership
6 2 (7.41%) Decision-Making
6 2 (7.41%) Problem-Solving
7 1 (3.70%) Break/Fix
7 1 (3.70%) Change Management
7 1 (3.70%) Incident Management
7 1 (3.70%) Kalman Filter
7 1 (3.70%) Mathematics
7 1 (3.70%) Multi-Factor Authentication
7 1 (3.70%) Proactive Monitoring
7 1 (3.70%) Strategic Planning
7 1 (3.70%) Time Management
7 1 (3.70%) TOGAF
Programming Languages
1 3 (11.11%) Java
1 3 (11.11%) PowerShell
1 3 (11.11%) Python
2 1 (3.70%) Shell Script
Qualifications
1 12 (44.44%) Cisco Certification
2 9 (33.33%) CCNP
3 8 (29.63%) CCDP
4 7 (25.93%) CCNA
4 7 (25.93%) CCSA
5 6 (22.22%) CCSE
5 6 (22.22%) Check Point Certification
6 4 (14.81%) CCIE
7 2 (7.41%) SC Cleared
7 2 (7.41%) Security Cleared
8 1 (3.70%) CEH
8 1 (3.70%) CISSP
8 1 (3.70%) Degree
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 1 (3.70%) SLA
Systems Management
1 3 (11.11%) Opscode Chef
1 3 (11.11%) Puppet
2 1 (3.70%) Cisco Prime
2 1 (3.70%) FortiGate
2 1 (3.70%) Nagios
2 1 (3.70%) OpenView
2 1 (3.70%) OVPM
Vendors
1 16 (59.26%) Cisco
2 9 (33.33%) CheckPoint
3 4 (14.81%) Arista
3 4 (14.81%) Citrix
4 3 (11.11%) F5
4 3 (11.11%) SolarWinds
5 2 (7.41%) Aerohive Networks
5 2 (7.41%) Blue Coat
5 2 (7.41%) MikroTik
5 2 (7.41%) Palo Alto
6 1 (3.70%) Brocade
6 1 (3.70%) Ciena
6 1 (3.70%) Fortinet
6 1 (3.70%) HP
6 1 (3.70%) Imperva
6 1 (3.70%) IronPort
6 1 (3.70%) NETGEAR
6 1 (3.70%) Splunk
6 1 (3.70%) Tufin
6 1 (3.70%) Zscaler