Period
to 29 October 2020

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 29 October 2020 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
29 Oct 2020
Same period 2019 Same period 2018
Rank 347 369 419
Rank change year-on-year +22 +50 +85
Contract jobs citing BGP 165 509 540
As % of all contract jobs advertised in England 0.59% 0.66% 0.57%
As % of the Communications & Networking category 4.51% 4.94% 4.31%
Number of daily rates quoted 116 333 341
Median daily rate £450 £425 £425
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +5.88% - -
10th Percentile £300 £263 £308
90th Percentile £563 £573 £538
UK median daily rate £450 £425 £425
% change year-on-year +5.88% - +3.03%
Number of hourly rates quoted 6 15 14
Median hourly rate £35.00 £45.33 £46.50
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year -22.79% -2.52% +43.08%
10th Percentile £23.88 £16.25 £24.86
90th Percentile £54.00 £70.25 £58.76
UK median hourly rate £35.00 £43.71 £43.71
% change year-on-year -19.93% +0.01% +34.48%

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 3,660 10,303 12,528
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in England 13.09% 13.26% 13.23%
Number of daily rates quoted 2,130 6,291 7,585
Median daily rate £442 £425 £425
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +4.06% - +5.33%
10th Percentile £213 £200 £200
90th Percentile £625 £606 £613
UK median daily rate £438 £425 £425
% change year-on-year +2.94% - +6.25%
Number of hourly rates quoted 201 522 601
Median hourly rate £35.00 £27.50 £20.00
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year +27.27% +37.50% +6.95%
10th Percentile £14.25 £13.01 £12.25
90th Percentile £55.00 £54.88 £48.75
Median hourly rate £35.00 £28.42 £19.00
% change year-on-year +23.15% +49.58% -

BGP
Job Vacancy Trend in England

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

Job vacancy trend for BGP in England

BGP
Contractor Daily Rate Trend in England

3-month moving average daily rate quoted in jobs citing BGP in England.

Daily rate trend for BGP in England

BGP
Daily Rate Histogram in England

Daily rate distribution for jobs citing BGP in England over the 6 months to 29 October 2020.

Daily rate histogram for BGP in England

BGP
Contractor Hourly Rate Trend in England

3-month moving average hourly rates quoted in jobs citing BGP in England.

Hourly rate trend for BGP in England

BGP
Hourly Rate Histogram in England

Hourly rate distribution of jobs citing BGP in England over the 6 months to 29 October 2020.

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 29 October 2020. 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 +101 66 £410 -3.53% 19
South East +75 32 £450 +9.09% 11
Midlands +63 32 £488 +8.33% 7
West Midlands +58 31 £488 +18.18% 6
South West +103 25 £463 +2.78% 13
East of England +78 8 £375 -11.76% 3
North of England +55 1 £375 -1.64% 15
East Midlands +39 1 - - 1
North West +32 1 £375 -13.79% 7
BGP
UK

For the 6 months to 29 October 2020, 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.

1 133 (80.61%) Cisco
2 116 (70.30%) OSPF
3 95 (57.58%) Firewall
4 93 (56.36%) Cisco Certification
5 77 (46.67%) MPLS
6 76 (46.06%) CCNP
7 62 (37.58%) WAN
7 62 (37.58%) EIGRP
8 59 (35.76%) Juniper
9 58 (35.15%) Security Cleared
10 55 (33.33%) LAN
11 54 (32.73%) Cisco Nexus
12 50 (30.30%) VPN
13 49 (29.70%) F5
14 38 (23.03%) CCIE
15 37 (22.42%) Cisco ASA
15 37 (22.42%) Network Design
16 35 (21.21%) Python
16 35 (21.21%) Data Centre
17 33 (20.00%) IPsec
18 32 (19.39%) DNS
19 31 (18.79%) SC Cleared
20 30 (18.18%) CCNA
20 30 (18.18%) Palo Alto
21 29 (17.58%) CheckPoint
22 27 (16.36%) SolarWinds
23 26 (15.76%) DV Cleared
23 26 (15.76%) VMware
24 24 (14.55%) VoIP
24 24 (14.55%) DMVPN

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 5 (3.03%) Elasticsearch
2 3 (1.82%) OpenStack
3 2 (1.21%) Confluence
4 1 (0.61%) Skype for Business
Applications
1 3 (1.82%) MS Visio
2 1 (0.61%) Microsoft Project
2 1 (0.61%) Notepad++
Business Applications
1 1 (0.61%) Payment Gateway
1 1 (0.61%) Remedy ITSM
Cloud Services
1 13 (7.88%) Azure
2 11 (6.67%) AWS
3 6 (3.64%) OpenShift
4 2 (1.21%) Azure ExpressRoute
5 1 (0.61%) Azure Stack
5 1 (0.61%) Cloud Computing
5 1 (0.61%) Office 365
Communications & Networking
1 116 (70.30%) OSPF
2 95 (57.58%) Firewall
3 77 (46.67%) MPLS
4 62 (37.58%) EIGRP
4 62 (37.58%) WAN
5 55 (33.33%) LAN
6 54 (32.73%) Cisco Nexus
7 50 (30.30%) VPN
8 37 (22.42%) Cisco ASA
9 33 (20.00%) IPsec
10 32 (19.39%) DNS
11 24 (14.55%) DMVPN
11 24 (14.55%) VoIP
12 22 (13.33%) TCP/IP
13 20 (12.12%) Network Security
13 20 (12.12%) SNMP
14 19 (11.52%) Cisco ISE
14 19 (11.52%) DHCP
15 18 (10.91%) VLAN
16 17 (10.30%) Cisco Firepower
Database & Business Intelligence
1 5 (3.03%) Neo4j
1 5 (3.03%) NoSQL
2 2 (1.21%) Geospatial Data
Development Applications
1 11 (6.67%) VSS/SourceSafe
2 8 (4.85%) Jenkins
2 8 (4.85%) Sonatype Nexus
3 6 (3.64%) Git (software)
3 6 (3.64%) JIRA
4 2 (1.21%) Bitbucket
5 1 (0.61%) Burp Suite
General
1 23 (13.94%) Finance
2 15 (9.09%) Telecoms
3 11 (6.67%) Public Sector
4 5 (3.03%) Electronics
5 4 (2.42%) Banking
6 2 (1.21%) Manufacturing
6 2 (1.21%) Marketing
6 2 (1.21%) Police
7 1 (0.61%) Advertising
7 1 (0.61%) Financial Institution
7 1 (0.61%) German Language
7 1 (0.61%) Legal
7 1 (0.61%) Military
7 1 (0.61%) Spanish Language
Job Titles
1 104 (63.03%) Network Engineer
2 19 (11.52%) Senior Network Engineer
3 14 (8.48%) Cisco Engineer
4 12 (7.27%) Architect
4 12 (7.27%) Cisco Network Engineer
4 12 (7.27%) DV Cleared Network Engineer
5 11 (6.67%) Consultant
5 11 (6.67%) Network Architect
6 10 (6.06%) Network Consultant
7 9 (5.45%) Security Engineer
8 8 (4.85%) Cloud Engineer
8 8 (4.85%) Design Engineer
8 8 (4.85%) Network Design Engineer
8 8 (4.85%) Network Security Engineer
9 7 (4.24%) Linux Engineer
9 7 (4.24%) SC Cleared Network Engineer
10 6 (3.64%) 3rd Line Network Engineer
10 6 (3.64%) Network Support
10 6 (3.64%) Network Support Engineer
10 6 (3.64%) Support Engineer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 12 (7.27%) 802.1X
2 5 (3.03%) CORBA
2 5 (3.03%) Elastic Stack
2 5 (3.03%) Kafka
3 1 (0.61%) ModSecurity
3 1 (0.61%) Spine.js
Miscellaneous
1 35 (21.21%) Data Centre
2 7 (4.24%) PKI
2 7 (4.24%) Private Cloud
3 4 (2.42%) Analytical Skills
4 3 (1.82%) Distributed Denial-of-Service
4 3 (1.82%) Replication
5 2 (1.21%) Client/Server
5 2 (1.21%) Driving Licence
5 2 (1.21%) Management Information System
5 2 (1.21%) Self-Motivation
6 1 (0.61%) Greenfield Project
6 1 (0.61%) Hybrid Cloud
6 1 (0.61%) Linux Command Line
6 1 (0.61%) Security Operations Centre
6 1 (0.61%) User Experience
Operating Systems
1 22 (13.33%) Linux
2 7 (4.24%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
3 4 (2.42%) Check Point GAiA
3 4 (2.42%) Windows
4 3 (1.82%) AIX
5 1 (0.61%) Kali Linux
Processes & Methodologies
1 37 (22.42%) Network Design
2 22 (13.33%) Load Balancing
3 19 (11.52%) Cryptography
4 13 (7.88%) Network Monitoring
5 12 (7.27%) Project Delivery
6 11 (6.67%) Agile Software Development
6 11 (6.67%) Change Management
6 11 (6.67%) Migration
7 10 (6.06%) ITIL
7 10 (6.06%) Network Management
8 8 (4.85%) Network Virtualisation
8 8 (4.85%) Problem-Solving
8 8 (4.85%) Service Management
9 7 (4.24%) Problem Management
9 7 (4.24%) Project Management
10 6 (3.64%) DevOps
10 6 (3.64%) Open Source
11 5 (3.03%) Artificial Intelligence
11 5 (3.03%) Configuration Management
11 5 (3.03%) Network Architecture
Programming Languages
1 35 (21.21%) Python
2 9 (5.45%) Perl
3 5 (3.03%) Java
3 5 (3.03%) PHP
3 5 (3.03%) PL/SQL
3 5 (3.03%) SQL
4 3 (1.82%) Shell Script
5 2 (1.21%) C
6 1 (0.61%) PowerShell
Qualifications
1 93 (56.36%) Cisco Certification
2 76 (46.06%) CCNP
3 58 (35.15%) Security Cleared
4 38 (23.03%) CCIE
5 31 (18.79%) SC Cleared
6 30 (18.18%) CCNA
7 26 (15.76%) DV Cleared
8 16 (9.70%) CCDP
9 13 (7.88%) CCDA
10 11 (6.67%) CCIE Routing and Switching
11 5 (3.03%) Degree
12 3 (1.82%) CCDE
12 3 (1.82%) CCIE Service Provider
12 3 (1.82%) CCIP
12 3 (1.82%) CISSP
12 3 (1.82%) HP APS
12 3 (1.82%) JNCIS
13 2 (1.21%) BC Cleared
13 2 (1.21%) BPSS Clearance
13 2 (1.21%) CCIE Collaboration
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 2 (1.21%) NCSC
1 2 (1.21%) PCI DSS
1 2 (1.21%) QA
2 1 (0.61%) GDPR
2 1 (0.61%) NIST
2 1 (0.61%) SLA
System Software
1 17 (10.30%) VMware Infrastructure
2 14 (8.48%) VMware NSX
3 5 (3.03%) Hyper-V
4 4 (2.42%) vSphere
5 3 (1.82%) Virtual Machines
6 2 (1.21%) Firmware
6 2 (1.21%) KVM
6 2 (1.21%) ProxySG
7 1 (0.61%) vCloud
7 1 (0.61%) VMware ESXi
Systems Management
1 21 (12.73%) Ansible
2 13 (7.88%) FortiGate
3 11 (6.67%) Kubernetes
4 7 (4.24%) Cisco Prime
5 6 (3.64%) Opscode Chef
5 6 (3.64%) Puppet
5 6 (3.64%) Salt
6 5 (3.03%) Cisco CUCM
6 5 (3.03%) Netcool
7 4 (2.42%) Cisco UCCX
7 4 (2.42%) Terraform
8 3 (1.82%) HAProxy
9 2 (1.21%) vCenter Server
10 1 (0.61%) EMC NetWorker
10 1 (0.61%) HP ALM
10 1 (0.61%) Nessus
10 1 (0.61%) Stealthwatch
10 1 (0.61%) ZABBIX
Vendors
1 133 (80.61%) Cisco
2 59 (35.76%) Juniper
3 49 (29.70%) F5
4 30 (18.18%) Palo Alto
5 29 (17.58%) CheckPoint
6 27 (16.36%) SolarWinds
7 26 (15.76%) VMware
8 15 (9.09%) Splunk
9 14 (8.48%) Dell
10 13 (7.88%) Fortinet
11 12 (7.27%) Arista
12 10 (6.06%) Meraki
12 10 (6.06%) Oracle
13 8 (4.85%) Nokia
14 7 (4.24%) HP
14 7 (4.24%) Infoblox
14 7 (4.24%) Red Hat
15 5 (3.03%) AppDynamics
15 5 (3.03%) Microsoft
15 5 (3.03%) SevOne