Period
to 3 June 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 3 June 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
3 Jun 2020
Same period 2019 Same period 2018
Rank 308 381 431
Rank change year-on-year +73 +50 -11
Contract jobs citing BGP 307 524 490
As % of all contract jobs advertised in England 0.76% 0.64% 0.53%
As % of the Communications & Networking category 5.76% 5.04% 3.94%
Number of daily rates quoted 205 376 299
Median daily rate £440 £425 £425
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +3.53% - -
10th Percentile £286 £300 £270
90th Percentile £625 £581 £638
UK median daily rate £444 £425 £430
% change year-on-year +4.41% -1.16% +7.50%
Number of hourly rates quoted 17 19 10
Median hourly rate £42.50 £45.00 £45.25
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year -5.56% -0.55% +101.11%
10th Percentile £18.50 £18.05 £37.02
90th Percentile £52.25 £66.81 £52.84
UK median hourly rate £42.50 £45.00 £43.75
% change year-on-year -5.56% +2.86% +45.83%

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 5,331 10,400 12,450
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in England 13.18% 12.66% 13.48%
Number of daily rates quoted 3,108 6,458 7,701
Median daily rate £425 £438 £425
Median daily rate % change year-on-year -2.86% +2.94% +2.41%
10th Percentile £188 £209 £206
90th Percentile £632 £613 £600
UK median daily rate £425 £430 £425
% change year-on-year -1.16% +1.18% +3.41%
Number of hourly rates quoted 272 470 673
Median hourly rate £25.00 £20.00 £20.00
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year +25.00% - +0.63%
10th Percentile £13.50 £12.00 £12.20
90th Percentile £51.75 £50.00 £47.83
Median hourly rate £30.03 £20.25 £19.50
% change year-on-year +48.27% +3.85% -4.88%

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 3 June 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 3 June 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 3 June 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 +34 101 £425 -7.86% 17
South East +123 78 £450 +21.62% 8
North of England +81 52 £325 -10.34% 6
Midlands +113 48 £590 +47.50% 10
West Midlands +90 42 £600 +50.00% 10
Yorkshire +72 31 £362 -12.18% 1
North West +48 18 £325 -10.34% 5
South West +26 17 £450 +11.11% 3
East of England +26 10 £545 +28.24% 1
East Midlands +46 5 £293 -34.97%
North East +32 3 £300 +9.09%
BGP
UK

For the 6 months to 3 June 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.

1 259 (84.36%) Cisco
2 216 (70.36%) OSPF
3 174 (56.68%) Firewall
4 173 (56.35%) Cisco Certification
5 163 (53.09%) MPLS
6 144 (46.91%) WAN
7 141 (45.93%) CCNP
8 132 (43.00%) Juniper
9 129 (42.02%) LAN
10 126 (41.04%) VPN
11 107 (34.85%) Cisco Nexus
12 99 (32.25%) Security Cleared
13 91 (29.64%) EIGRP
14 78 (25.41%) Network Design
15 75 (24.43%) TCP/IP
16 72 (23.45%) CCIE
16 72 (23.45%) Python
16 72 (23.45%) IPsec
17 71 (23.13%) F5
18 68 (22.15%) CCNA
19 65 (21.17%) Data Centre
20 55 (17.92%) Linux
21 54 (17.59%) Palo Alto
21 54 (17.59%) Cisco ISE
22 52 (16.94%) Wireless
23 50 (16.29%) Cisco ASA
24 49 (15.96%) SC Cleared
24 49 (15.96%) Network Security
24 49 (15.96%) SNMP
24 49 (15.96%) Internet

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 18 (5.86%) OpenStack
2 13 (4.23%) Confluence
3 6 (1.95%) SharePoint
4 4 (1.30%) Skype for Business
5 1 (0.33%) MS Exchange
Applications
1 16 (5.21%) Microsoft Office
2 4 (1.30%) MS Visio
3 1 (0.33%) Microsoft Project
Business Applications
1 2 (0.65%) Payment Gateway
2 1 (0.33%) assyst
2 1 (0.33%) Remedy ITSM
Cloud Services
1 35 (11.40%) AWS
2 29 (9.45%) Azure
3 12 (3.91%) Azure ExpressRoute
4 9 (2.93%) Cloud Computing
5 7 (2.28%) GCP
5 7 (2.28%) IaaS
6 6 (1.95%) SaaS
7 5 (1.63%) GitHub
8 4 (1.30%) OneDrive
8 4 (1.30%) PaaS
9 3 (0.98%) Office 365
9 3 (0.98%) Virtual Private Cloud
10 2 (0.65%) Akamai
11 1 (0.33%) Adobe Creative Cloud
11 1 (0.33%) AWS CloudFormation
11 1 (0.33%) G Suite
11 1 (0.33%) Slack
Communications & Networking
1 216 (70.36%) OSPF
2 174 (56.68%) Firewall
3 163 (53.09%) MPLS
4 144 (46.91%) WAN
5 129 (42.02%) LAN
6 126 (41.04%) VPN
7 107 (34.85%) Cisco Nexus
8 91 (29.64%) EIGRP
9 75 (24.43%) TCP/IP
10 72 (23.45%) IPsec
11 54 (17.59%) Cisco ISE
12 52 (16.94%) Wireless
13 50 (16.29%) Cisco ASA
14 49 (15.96%) Internet
14 49 (15.96%) Network Security
14 49 (15.96%) SNMP
15 48 (15.64%) Cisco IOS
16 46 (14.98%) DNS
17 42 (13.68%) DMVPN
18 41 (13.36%) VoIP
Database & Business Intelligence
1 1 (0.33%) DB2
1 1 (0.33%) Geospatial Data
1 1 (0.33%) SQL Server
1 1 (0.33%) Tick Data
Development Applications
1 17 (5.54%) Git (software)
2 13 (4.23%) Sonatype Nexus
3 5 (1.63%) Jenkins
4 4 (1.30%) JIRA
5 3 (0.98%) VSS/SourceSafe
6 2 (0.65%) Atlassian Bamboo
6 2 (0.65%) GitLab
7 1 (0.33%) Bitbucket
7 1 (0.33%) Octopus Deploy
7 1 (0.33%) Subversion
General
1 38 (12.38%) Telecoms
2 27 (8.79%) Finance
3 14 (4.56%) Banking
4 11 (3.58%) Public Sector
5 9 (2.93%) Investment Banking
6 8 (2.61%) Front Office
7 7 (2.28%) French Language
7 7 (2.28%) Manufacturing
8 6 (1.95%) German Language
9 3 (0.98%) Electronics
9 3 (0.98%) Marketing
9 3 (0.98%) Pharmaceutical
10 2 (0.65%) Back Office
10 2 (0.65%) Police
11 1 (0.33%) Games
11 1 (0.33%) Legal
11 1 (0.33%) Military
11 1 (0.33%) Norwegian Language
11 1 (0.33%) Publishing
Job Titles
1 210 (68.40%) Network Engineer
2 34 (11.07%) Architect
3 33 (10.75%) Cisco Engineer
3 33 (10.75%) Cisco Network Engineer
4 28 (9.12%) Network Architect
5 24 (7.82%) Senior Network Engineer
6 23 (7.49%) Design Engineer
7 21 (6.84%) Network Design Engineer
8 16 (5.21%) SC Cleared Network Engineer
9 14 (4.56%) 3rd Line Engineer
9 14 (4.56%) DV Cleared Network Engineer
9 14 (4.56%) Infrastructure Engineer
10 13 (4.23%) 3rd Line Network Engineer
10 13 (4.23%) Network Security Engineer
10 13 (4.23%) Security Engineer
11 11 (3.58%) IP Network Engineer
12 10 (3.26%) Designer
12 10 (3.26%) Juniper Engineer
13 9 (2.93%) Network Designer
14 8 (2.61%) Network Support
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 25 (8.14%) 802.1X
2 3 (0.98%) Jinja
3 2 (0.65%) Elastic Stack
3 2 (0.65%) gRPC
3 2 (0.65%) JSON
3 2 (0.65%) Middleware
3 2 (0.65%) ModSecurity
3 2 (0.65%) REST
3 2 (0.65%) RESTful
3 2 (0.65%) Swagger
3 2 (0.65%) Web Services
3 2 (0.65%) YAML
4 1 (0.33%) HTML
4 1 (0.33%) LDAP
4 1 (0.33%) XML
Miscellaneous
1 65 (21.17%) Data Centre
2 16 (5.21%) Analytical Skills
3 11 (3.58%) PKI
4 10 (3.26%) Management Information System
4 10 (3.26%) Self-Motivation
5 8 (2.61%) Replication
6 5 (1.63%) Video Conferencing
7 4 (1.30%) Social Media
8 3 (0.98%) Client/Server
8 3 (0.98%) Driving Licence
9 2 (0.65%) Distributed Denial-of-Service
9 2 (0.65%) Hybrid Cloud
9 2 (0.65%) User Experience
9 2 (0.65%) Virtual Team
10 1 (0.33%) CMDB
10 1 (0.33%) Cyber Defence
10 1 (0.33%) Enterprise Storage
10 1 (0.33%) Fibre Optics
10 1 (0.33%) Private Cloud
10 1 (0.33%) Public Cloud
Operating Systems
1 55 (17.92%) Linux
2 21 (6.84%) Windows
3 15 (4.89%) Unix
4 7 (2.28%) Windows Server
5 5 (1.63%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
6 3 (0.98%) CentOS
7 2 (0.65%) AIX
7 2 (0.65%) Windows 10
7 2 (0.65%) Windows Server 2016
8 1 (0.33%) Android
8 1 (0.33%) Check Point GAiA
8 1 (0.33%) Mac OS X
8 1 (0.33%) Solaris
Processes & Methodologies
1 78 (25.41%) Network Design
2 35 (11.40%) Migration
3 30 (9.77%) Network Management
4 29 (9.45%) Change Management
4 29 (9.45%) DevOps
4 29 (9.45%) Load Balancing
5 27 (8.79%) ITIL
6 22 (7.17%) Cryptography
6 22 (7.17%) Problem-Solving
6 22 (7.17%) Service Delivery
7 21 (6.84%) Network Architecture
7 21 (6.84%) Project Delivery
7 21 (6.84%) Validation
8 20 (6.51%) Configuration Management
9 18 (5.86%) Service Management
10 17 (5.54%) Project Management
11 16 (5.21%) Network Monitoring
12 14 (4.56%) Incident Management
12 14 (4.56%) Infrastructure Engineering
12 14 (4.56%) Problem Management
Programming Languages
1 72 (23.45%) Python
2 14 (4.56%) Shell Script
3 7 (2.28%) Perl
4 6 (1.95%) PowerShell
5 5 (1.63%) Bash Shell
6 4 (1.30%) C
6 4 (1.30%) SQL
7 3 (0.98%) Java
7 3 (0.98%) PL/SQL
8 2 (0.65%) C#
8 2 (0.65%) Go
8 2 (0.65%) Lisp
9 1 (0.33%) Ruby
Qualifications
1 173 (56.35%) Cisco Certification
2 141 (45.93%) CCNP
3 99 (32.25%) Security Cleared
4 72 (23.45%) CCIE
5 68 (22.15%) CCNA
6 49 (15.96%) SC Cleared
7 42 (13.68%) CCDP
7 42 (13.68%) DV Cleared
8 25 (8.14%) CCDA
9 24 (7.82%) CCIE Routing and Switching
10 18 (5.86%) BC Cleared
10 18 (5.86%) BPSS Clearance
11 15 (4.89%) Degree
12 12 (3.91%) JNCIS
13 10 (3.26%) CCIP
14 9 (2.93%) CCIE Service Provider
15 8 (2.61%) CCIE Collaboration
16 7 (2.28%) JNCIE
17 6 (1.95%) JNCIA
17 6 (1.95%) JNCIP
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 7 (2.28%) QA
2 6 (1.95%) SLA
3 3 (0.98%) RMADS
4 2 (0.65%) PCI DSS
5 1 (0.33%) ISO/IEC 27001
5 1 (0.33%) NCSC
System Software
1 24 (7.82%) VMware Infrastructure
2 14 (4.56%) VMware NSX
3 11 (3.58%) vSphere
4 10 (3.26%) Active Directory
5 7 (2.28%) Virtual Machines
6 5 (1.63%) Docker
6 5 (1.63%) VMware ESXi
7 4 (1.30%) BitLocker
7 4 (1.30%) XenDesktop
8 3 (0.98%) Hyper-V
8 3 (0.98%) ProxySG
8 3 (0.98%) vCloud
Systems Management
1 29 (9.45%) FortiGate
2 25 (8.14%) Ansible
3 14 (4.56%) Cisco Prime
4 13 (4.23%) Opscode Chef
4 13 (4.23%) Puppet
5 9 (2.93%) Statseeker
5 9 (2.93%) ZABBIX
6 8 (2.61%) Nagios
7 7 (2.28%) Cacti
7 7 (2.28%) NetMRI
8 6 (1.95%) vCenter Server
9 5 (1.63%) Kubernetes
9 5 (1.63%) Opsview
10 4 (1.30%) SCCM
10 4 (1.30%) SCOM
10 4 (1.30%) Terraform
11 2 (0.65%) Grafana
11 2 (0.65%) Packer
11 2 (0.65%) TrustSec
11 2 (0.65%) vRealize
Vendors
1 259 (84.36%) Cisco
2 132 (43.00%) Juniper
3 71 (23.13%) F5
4 54 (17.59%) Palo Alto
5 45 (14.66%) VMware
6 41 (13.36%) SolarWinds
7 33 (10.75%) Dell
8 30 (9.77%) CheckPoint
9 27 (8.79%) Splunk
10 21 (6.84%) Microsoft
10 21 (6.84%) Oracle
11 19 (6.19%) Blue Coat
12 18 (5.86%) Fortinet
12 18 (5.86%) Huawei
13 17 (5.54%) Citrix
14 15 (4.89%) Aruba
14 15 (4.89%) Brocade
14 15 (4.89%) Nokia
15 12 (3.91%) Meraki
15 12 (3.91%) Red Hat