Period
to 25 February 2018

The following table provides summary statistics for contract job vacancies advertised in 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 25 February 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)
UK > England
6 months to
25 Feb 2018
Same period 2017 Same period 2016
Rank 489 465 405
Rank change year-on-year -24 -60 -112
Contract jobs citing BGP 390 409 537
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in England 0.42% 0.46% 0.54%
As % of the Communications & Networking category 3.22% 3.16% 3.87%
Number of daily rates quoted 231 280 328
England median daily rate £420 £400 £375
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +5.00% +6.67% +7.14%
10th Percentile £263 £260 £260
90th Percentile £575 £538 £496
UK median daily rate £413 £375 £375
% change year-on-year +10.00% - +7.14%
Number of hourly rates quoted 3 8 18
England median hourly rate £13.50 £21.50 £45.00
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year -37.21% -52.22% +20.00%
10th Percentile £12.75 £11.77 £25.18
90th Percentile £34.85 £26.38 £47.83
UK median hourly rate £13.50 £29.81 £43.00
% change year-on-year -54.71% -30.69% +43.33%

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 England with a requirement for communications or computer networking skills.

All Communications and Computer Networking Skills
England
Contract vacancies with a requirement for communications or computer networking skills 12,108 12,963 13,889
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in England 13.18% 14.70% 14.00%
Number of daily rates quoted 7,545 7,956 8,255
England median daily rate £413 £410 £400
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +0.61% +2.50% +6.67%
10th Percentile £190 £213 £215
90th Percentile £594 £575 £575
UK median daily rate £401 £400 £400
% change year-on-year +0.13% - +6.67%
Number of hourly rates quoted 625 693 761
England median hourly rate £20.00 £21.50 £22.00
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year -6.98% -2.27% +10.00%
10th Percentile £11.25 £11.33 £11.00
90th Percentile £47.50 £48.75 £48.00
UK median hourly rate £19.58 £21.50 £22.50
% change year-on-year -8.93% -4.44% +12.50%

BGP
Job Vacancy Trend in England

Job postings citing BGP as a percentage of all IT jobs advertised in England.

Job vacancy trend for BGP in England

BGP
Contractor Daily Rate Trend in England

This chart provides the 3-month moving average for daily rates quoted in contract jobs citing BGP in England.

Contractor daily rate trend for BGP in England

BGP
Contractor Daily Rate Histogram in England

The daily rate distribution of IT jobs citing BGP in England over the 6 months to 25 February 2018.

Contractor daily rate histogram for BGP in England

BGP
Contractor Hourly Rate Trend in England

This chart provides the 3-month moving average for contractor hourly rates quoted in IT jobs citing BGP in England.

Contractor hourly rate trend for BGP in England

BGP
Contractor Hourly Rate Histogram in England

The hourly rate distribution of IT jobs citing BGP in England over the 6 months to 25 February 2018.

Contractor hourly rate histogram for BGP in England

BGP
Contract Job Locations in 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 England region over the 6 months to 25 February 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
London -12 192 £408 -4.12% 52
South East -18 106 £450 +12.50% 28
North of England +15 34 £415 +25.28% 24
South West +32 28 £475 +27.52% 6
East of England -12 23 £335 -4.29% 11
Midlands -3 21 £415 +15.28% 7
North West +10 18 £385 +17.11% 14
West Midlands -6 18 £415 +15.28% 4
Yorkshire -10 15 £431 +27.78% 8
East Midlands +1 3 £300 +13.21% 3
North East +58 1 £625 +85.19% 2
BGP
UK

For the 6 months to 25 February 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 England region with a requirement for BGP.

1 315 (80.77%) Cisco
2 270 (69.23%) OSPF
3 214 (54.87%) Cisco Certification
4 211 (54.10%) Firewall
5 180 (46.15%) VPN
6 178 (45.64%) MPLS
7 153 (39.23%) CCNP
8 136 (34.87%) Juniper
9 125 (32.05%) WAN
10 120 (30.77%) Cisco Nexus
11 115 (29.49%) Data Centre
12 111 (28.46%) LAN
13 107 (27.44%) EIGRP
14 101 (25.90%) CheckPoint
14 101 (25.90%) Security Cleared
15 95 (24.36%) Cisco ASA
16 93 (23.85%) TCP/IP
17 87 (22.31%) DNS
18 81 (20.77%) Wireless
19 80 (20.51%) SC Cleared
20 74 (18.97%) Network Security
21 73 (18.72%) VLAN
21 73 (18.72%) IPsec
22 72 (18.46%) CCIE
23 70 (17.95%) F5
24 68 (17.44%) CCNA
25 59 (15.13%) DHCP
26 58 (14.87%) ITIL
27 55 (14.10%) Multicast
28 53 (13.59%) Finance

BGP
Co-occurring IT Skills in 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 10 (2.56%) Skype for Business
2 8 (2.05%) Exchange Server 2013
2 8 (2.05%) MS Exchange
3 3 (0.77%) Confluence
4 1 (0.26%) Apache
4 1 (0.26%) nginx
Applications
1 22 (5.64%) MS Visio
2 7 (1.79%) Microsoft Excel
2 7 (1.79%) Microsoft Office
3 4 (1.03%) Microsoft PowerPoint
Business Applications
1 1 (0.26%) Endur
Cloud Services
1 29 (7.44%) Amazon AWS
2 26 (6.67%) Microsoft Azure
3 8 (2.05%) Virtual Private Cloud
4 7 (1.79%) Google Cloud Platform
5 5 (1.28%) IaaS
6 4 (1.03%) PaaS
7 2 (0.51%) IBM Cloud
7 2 (0.51%) Office 365
7 2 (0.51%) SoftLayer
8 1 (0.26%) Amazon EC2
8 1 (0.26%) Amazon S3
8 1 (0.26%) Azure Active Directory
8 1 (0.26%) Mimecast
8 1 (0.26%) Route 53
8 1 (0.26%) SaaS
Communications & Networking
1 270 (69.23%) OSPF
2 211 (54.10%) Firewall
3 180 (46.15%) VPN
4 178 (45.64%) MPLS
5 125 (32.05%) WAN
6 120 (30.77%) Cisco Nexus
7 111 (28.46%) LAN
8 107 (27.44%) EIGRP
9 95 (24.36%) Cisco ASA
10 93 (23.85%) TCP/IP
11 87 (22.31%) DNS
12 81 (20.77%) Wireless
13 74 (18.97%) Network Security
14 73 (18.72%) IPsec
14 73 (18.72%) VLAN
15 59 (15.13%) DHCP
16 55 (14.10%) Multicast
17 52 (13.33%) Ethernet
18 50 (12.82%) HSRP
19 48 (12.31%) Internet
Database & Business Intelligence
1 9 (2.31%) SQL Server
2 8 (2.05%) SQL Server 2005
3 3 (0.77%) MySQL
4 1 (0.26%) Data Warehouse
4 1 (0.26%) GIS
4 1 (0.26%) SQL Server 2008
Development Applications
1 8 (2.05%) Sonatype Nexus
2 5 (1.28%) VSS/SourceSafe
3 4 (1.03%) Team Foundation Server
4 3 (0.77%) Git (software)
4 3 (0.77%) JIRA
5 2 (0.51%) Bugzilla
6 1 (0.26%) Metasploit
6 1 (0.26%) Subversion
General
1 53 (13.59%) Finance
2 42 (10.77%) Telecoms
3 23 (5.90%) Banking
4 6 (1.54%) Legal
4 6 (1.54%) Retail
5 5 (1.28%) Multimedia
6 4 (1.03%) Financial Institution
6 4 (1.03%) Games
7 3 (0.77%) Manufacturing
8 2 (0.51%) Electronics
8 2 (0.51%) Marketing
8 2 (0.51%) Publishing
9 1 (0.26%) Advertising
9 1 (0.26%) Back Office
9 1 (0.26%) Investment Banking
9 1 (0.26%) Online Betting
9 1 (0.26%) Spanish Language
Job Titles
1 232 (59.49%) Network Engineer
2 75 (19.23%) Architect
3 53 (13.59%) Cisco Engineer
4 50 (12.82%) Cisco Network Engineer
4 50 (12.82%) Network Architect
5 46 (11.79%) Network Security Engineer
5 46 (11.79%) Security Engineer
6 31 (7.95%) Senior Network Engineer
7 17 (4.36%) Analyst
8 16 (4.10%) SC Cleared Network Engineer
9 12 (3.08%) Designer
9 12 (3.08%) Security Architect
10 11 (2.82%) Cisco Security Engineer
10 11 (2.82%) Network Designer
10 11 (2.82%) Support Engineer
11 10 (2.56%) Cisco Architect
11 10 (2.56%) Network Support
11 10 (2.56%) Network Support Engineer
11 10 (2.56%) Team Leader
12 9 (2.31%) Network Team Leader
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 19 (4.87%) 802.1X
2 8 (2.05%) Web Services
3 3 (0.77%) Core Data
4 2 (0.51%) CGI
4 2 (0.51%) Silverlight
4 2 (0.51%) YAML
5 1 (0.26%) .NET
5 1 (0.26%) CSS
5 1 (0.26%) FIX Protocol
5 1 (0.26%) HTML
5 1 (0.26%) RESTful
5 1 (0.26%) XML
Miscellaneous
1 115 (29.49%) Data Centre
2 19 (4.87%) Analytical Skills
3 11 (2.82%) Computer Science
4 8 (2.05%) Management Information System
5 7 (1.79%) Private Cloud
6 6 (1.54%) Distributed Denial-of-Service
7 5 (1.28%) PKI
7 5 (1.28%) Video Conferencing
8 4 (1.03%) Public Cloud
9 3 (0.77%) Hedge funds
9 3 (0.77%) NHS
9 3 (0.77%) Virtual Team
10 2 (0.51%) Clustering
10 2 (0.51%) Digital TV
10 2 (0.51%) Hybrid Cloud
10 2 (0.51%) Life Science
10 2 (0.51%) Smart Meter
10 2 (0.51%) STB
10 2 (0.51%) Video on Demand
10 2 (0.51%) Video\Live Streaming
Operating Systems
1 29 (7.44%) Linux
2 22 (5.64%) Windows
3 16 (4.10%) Unix
4 10 (2.56%) Windows Server
4 10 (2.56%) Windows Server 2008
5 4 (1.03%) Check Point GAiA
5 4 (1.03%) Windows 7
6 2 (0.51%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
6 2 (0.51%) Windows Server 2012
7 1 (0.26%) Solaris
Processes & Methodologies
1 58 (14.87%) ITIL
2 52 (13.33%) Network Architecture
3 50 (12.82%) Network Design
4 32 (8.21%) Network Monitoring
5 31 (7.95%) Migration
6 30 (7.69%) Load Balancing
7 28 (7.18%) Network Management
8 25 (6.41%) Change Management
9 24 (6.15%) Project Management
10 22 (5.64%) Agile Software Development
11 19 (4.87%) Network Virtualisation
11 19 (4.87%) Service Management
12 18 (4.62%) High Availability
12 18 (4.62%) ITIL V3
13 17 (4.36%) Root Cause Analysis
14 13 (3.33%) Incident Management
14 13 (3.33%) Service Delivery
15 12 (3.08%) Capacity Management
16 11 (2.82%) Kalman Filter
16 11 (2.82%) WAN Optimisation
Programming Languages
1 27 (6.92%) Python
2 7 (1.79%) Bash Shell
2 7 (1.79%) Perl
3 4 (1.03%) AWK
3 4 (1.03%) sed
4 3 (0.77%) C
4 3 (0.77%) Java
4 3 (0.77%) Ruby
4 3 (0.77%) SQL
5 2 (0.51%) PowerShell
6 1 (0.26%) C#
6 1 (0.26%) C++
6 1 (0.26%) PHP
6 1 (0.26%) Shell Script
Qualifications
1 214 (54.87%) Cisco Certification
2 153 (39.23%) CCNP
3 101 (25.90%) Security Cleared
4 80 (20.51%) SC Cleared
5 72 (18.46%) CCIE
6 68 (17.44%) CCNA
7 28 (7.18%) CCDP
8 22 (5.64%) DV Cleared
9 18 (4.62%) Degree
9 18 (4.62%) MCSE
9 18 (4.62%) Microsoft Certification
10 17 (4.36%) CISSP
11 15 (3.85%) JNCIA
11 15 (3.85%) MCP
12 13 (3.33%) CCSA
12 13 (3.33%) JNCIS
13 10 (2.56%) JNCIE
14 9 (2.31%) CCSP
14 9 (2.31%) JNCIP
15 8 (2.05%) CCIE Routing and Switching
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 12 (3.08%) SLA
2 7 (1.79%) GCP
3 5 (1.28%) PCI DSS
4 2 (0.51%) QA
4 2 (0.51%) Sarbanes-Oxley
5 1 (0.26%) Data Quality
5 1 (0.26%) PMO
System Software
1 33 (8.46%) Active Directory
2 30 (7.69%) VMware Infrastructure
3 19 (4.87%) VMware NSX
4 10 (2.56%) DFS Replication
4 10 (2.56%) vSphere
5 8 (2.05%) NFS
6 5 (1.28%) iptables
6 5 (1.28%) ProxySG
6 5 (1.28%) VMware ESXi
7 4 (1.03%) Docker
7 4 (1.03%) VirtualBox
8 3 (0.77%) Hyper-V
9 2 (0.51%) flannel
9 2 (0.51%) pfSense
9 2 (0.51%) Xen
9 2 (0.51%) XenApp
10 1 (0.26%) Firmware
Systems Management
1 23 (5.90%) Cisco Prime
2 19 (4.87%) FortiGate
3 14 (3.59%) Ansible
4 11 (2.82%) SCCM
4 11 (2.82%) SolarWinds Orion
5 8 (2.05%) McAfee ePO
5 8 (2.05%) SCOM
5 8 (2.05%) vCenter Server
6 7 (1.79%) Cisco CUCM
6 7 (1.79%) Nagios
7 6 (1.54%) Opsview
8 5 (1.28%) Cacti
8 5 (1.28%) Puppet
8 5 (1.28%) SELinux
9 4 (1.03%) OVSD
10 3 (0.77%) Terraform
11 2 (0.51%) Failover Clustering
11 2 (0.51%) Kubernetes
11 2 (0.51%) Netcool
11 2 (0.51%) OPNET
Vendors
1 315 (80.77%) Cisco
2 136 (34.87%) Juniper
3 101 (25.90%) CheckPoint
4 70 (17.95%) F5
5 49 (12.56%) Palo Alto
6 47 (12.05%) VMware
7 42 (10.77%) Fortinet
8 41 (10.51%) HP
9 33 (8.46%) SolarWinds
10 32 (8.21%) Microsoft
11 28 (7.18%) Citrix
12 20 (5.13%) Arista
12 20 (5.13%) McAfee
13 17 (4.36%) Aruba
14 16 (4.10%) Blue Coat
15 15 (3.85%) BT
16 14 (3.59%) Infoblox
16 14 (3.59%) Meraki
17 11 (2.82%) Brocade
18 10 (2.56%) Huawei