Period
to 16 May 2021

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 16 May 2021 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
16 May 2021
Same period 2020 Same period 2019
Rank 426 316 393
Rank change year-on-year -110 +77 +64
Contract jobs citing BGP 180 336 530
As % of all contract jobs advertised in England 0.40% 0.75% 0.64%
As % of the Communications & Networking category 3.54% 5.59% 5.05%
Number of daily rates quoted 102 231 377
10th Percentile £313 £268 £300
25th Percentile £363 £350 £350
Median daily rate (50th Percentile) £433 £438 £425
Median % change year-on-year -1.03% +2.94% -
75th Percentile £499 £540 £500
90th Percentile £580 £600 £575
UK median daily rate £450 £438 £425
% change year-on-year +2.86% +2.94% -
Number of hourly rates quoted 3 20 18
10th Percentile £20.00 £18.50 £17.83
25th Percentile £21.13 £19.25 £30.00
Median hourly rate £23.00 £43.75 £45.00
Median % change year-on-year -47.43% -2.78% -0.55%
75th Percentile £49.63 £51.75 £66.81
90th Percentile £65.60 £53.00 "
UK median hourly rate £23.00 £44.50 £45.00
% change year-on-year -48.31% -1.11% +2.86%

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 5,090 6,011 10,495
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in England 11.28% 13.43% 12.58%
Number of daily rates quoted 3,301 3,729 6,660
10th Percentile £220 £181 £206
25th Percentile £340 £313 £327
Median daily rate (50th Percentile) £438 £425 £433
Median % change year-on-year +2.94% -1.73% +1.76%
75th Percentile £531 £530 £538
90th Percentile £625 £625 £613
UK median daily rate £450 £425 £425
% change year-on-year +5.88% - +2.04%
Number of hourly rates quoted 233 314 464
10th Percentile £12.67 £13.00 £12.00
25th Percentile £15.50 £15.38 £14.12
Median hourly rate £24.00 £20.00 £18.73
Median % change year-on-year +20.00% +6.81% -1.45%
75th Percentile £50.00 £44.94 £43.75
90th Percentile £60.00 £51.75 £50.00
UK median hourly rate £26.50 £22.50 £18.73
% change year-on-year +17.78% +20.16% +0.13%

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 16 May 2021.

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 16 May 2021.

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 16 May 2021. 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 -58 92 £450 +5.88% 24
South East -8 41 £402 -10.66% 11
South West +42 17 £400 -15.79% 7
North West -8 7 £437 +53.33% 11
North of England -28 7 £437 +35.50% 20
West Midlands -39 7 £350 -36.36% 5
Midlands -41 7 £350 -33.33% 11
East of England +26 6 £430 +3.61% 1
BGP
UK

For the 6 months to 16 May 2021, 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.

1 140 (77.78%) Cisco
2 131 (72.78%) OSPF
3 112 (62.22%) Firewall
4 104 (57.78%) MPLS
5 99 (55.00%) Cisco Certification
6 71 (39.44%) CCNP
7 70 (38.89%) VPN
8 62 (34.44%) WAN
9 51 (28.33%) LAN
9 51 (28.33%) Security Cleared
10 48 (26.67%) Juniper
11 47 (26.11%) Cisco Nexus
12 42 (23.33%) F5
13 40 (22.22%) Network Security
14 39 (21.67%) Palo Alto
15 37 (20.56%) Data Centre
15 37 (20.56%) TCP/IP
16 36 (20.00%) Wireless
17 35 (19.44%) EIGRP
17 35 (19.44%) SC Cleared
18 34 (18.89%) CCNA
19 33 (18.33%) Multicast
20 32 (17.78%) Network Design
21 30 (16.67%) Social Skills
22 29 (16.11%) CCIE
23 28 (15.56%) Fortinet
24 26 (14.44%) CheckPoint
24 26 (14.44%) IPsec
25 24 (13.33%) Finance
25 24 (13.33%) Cisco IOS

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 9 (5.00%) Confluence
2 5 (2.78%) Elasticsearch
3 3 (1.67%) OpenStack
4 1 (0.56%) SAS
Applications
1 12 (6.67%) Microsoft Office
1 12 (6.67%) MS Visio
2 2 (1.11%) Microsoft Excel
2 2 (1.11%) Microsoft PowerPoint
Cloud Services
1 23 (12.78%) Azure
2 21 (11.67%) AWS
3 12 (6.67%) Azure ExpressRoute
4 10 (5.56%) Virtual Private Cloud
5 6 (3.33%) GCP
6 5 (2.78%) IaaS
6 5 (2.78%) PaaS
7 4 (2.22%) Microsoft 365
8 3 (1.67%) Cloud Computing
8 3 (1.67%) SaaS
9 2 (1.11%) IBM Cloud
9 2 (1.11%) SoftLayer
10 1 (0.56%) Power Platform
Communications & Networking
1 131 (72.78%) OSPF
2 112 (62.22%) Firewall
3 104 (57.78%) MPLS
4 70 (38.89%) VPN
5 62 (34.44%) WAN
6 51 (28.33%) LAN
7 47 (26.11%) Cisco Nexus
8 40 (22.22%) Network Security
9 37 (20.56%) TCP/IP
10 36 (20.00%) Wireless
11 35 (19.44%) EIGRP
12 33 (18.33%) Multicast
13 26 (14.44%) IPsec
14 24 (13.33%) Cisco IOS
15 23 (12.78%) VLAN
16 22 (12.22%) Cisco ASA
16 22 (12.22%) HSRP
16 22 (12.22%) SSL
17 20 (11.11%) DNS
17 20 (11.11%) VXLAN
Database & Business Intelligence
1 1 (0.56%) Data Mining
1 1 (0.56%) Power BI
Development Applications
1 10 (5.56%) JIRA
2 5 (2.78%) Git (software)
3 4 (2.22%) Sonatype Nexus
4 3 (1.67%) VSS/SourceSafe
5 1 (0.56%) Burp Suite
General
1 30 (16.67%) Social Skills
2 24 (13.33%) Finance
3 20 (11.11%) Telecoms
4 11 (6.11%) Banking
5 7 (3.89%) Analytical Skills
6 5 (2.78%) Documentation Skills
6 5 (2.78%) Police
7 4 (2.22%) Public Sector
8 3 (1.67%) Advertising
9 2 (1.11%) Legal
9 2 (1.11%) Organisational Skills
10 1 (0.56%) Multimedia
10 1 (0.56%) Presentation Skills
Job Titles
1 94 (52.22%) Network Engineer
2 24 (13.33%) Architect
3 19 (10.56%) Network Architect
4 18 (10.00%) Designer
5 16 (8.89%) Consultant
6 15 (8.33%) SC Cleared Network Engineer
7 14 (7.78%) Senior Network Engineer
8 13 (7.22%) Network Designer
9 12 (6.67%) Network Consultant
9 12 (6.67%) Security Engineer
10 10 (5.56%) Network Security Engineer
11 9 (5.00%) Cisco Engineer
11 9 (5.00%) Cisco Network Engineer
12 8 (4.44%) IP Engineer
13 7 (3.89%) IP Designer
14 6 (3.33%) DV Cleared Network Engineer
15 5 (2.78%) Design Engineer
15 5 (2.78%) IP Architect
15 5 (2.78%) Juniper Engineer
15 5 (2.78%) Network Manager
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 13 (7.22%) 802.1X
2 7 (3.89%) Express
3 6 (3.33%) Spine.js
4 2 (1.11%) Jinja
4 2 (1.11%) YAML
5 1 (0.56%) JSON
5 1 (0.56%) Regular Expression
5 1 (0.56%) Web Services
5 1 (0.56%) XMPP
Miscellaneous
1 37 (20.56%) Data Centre
2 7 (3.89%) Public Cloud
3 3 (1.67%) Equities
3 3 (1.67%) Linux Command Line
3 3 (1.67%) PKI
3 3 (1.67%) Self-Motivation
3 3 (1.67%) Video Conferencing
4 2 (1.11%) CCTV
4 2 (1.11%) e-Health
4 2 (1.11%) Hybrid Cloud
4 2 (1.11%) Virtual Team
5 1 (0.56%) CAN bus
5 1 (0.56%) Distributed Denial-of-Service
5 1 (0.56%) Management Information System
5 1 (0.56%) NHS
5 1 (0.56%) Video\Live Streaming
Operating Systems
1 8 (4.44%) Linux
2 7 (3.89%) Windows
3 2 (1.11%) Check Point GAiA
4 1 (0.56%) Kali Linux
4 1 (0.56%) Unix
4 1 (0.56%) Windows Server
Processes & Methodologies
1 32 (17.78%) Network Design
2 20 (11.11%) Agile Software Development
3 19 (10.56%) Change Management
3 19 (10.56%) Network Management
4 16 (8.89%) Mentoring
5 14 (7.78%) ITIL
6 13 (7.22%) Migration
7 12 (6.67%) Network Architecture
7 12 (6.67%) Network Virtualisation
7 12 (6.67%) Service Delivery
8 10 (5.56%) Capacity Planning
8 10 (5.56%) Load Balancing
8 10 (5.56%) Scrum
9 9 (5.00%) Root Cause Analysis
10 8 (4.44%) Kanban
10 8 (4.44%) Problem-Solving
11 7 (3.89%) Service Management
12 6 (3.33%) Network Monitoring
12 6 (3.33%) Requirements Analysis
12 6 (3.33%) Stakeholder Management
Programming Languages
1 22 (12.22%) Python
2 3 (1.67%) AWK
2 3 (1.67%) Bash Shell
2 3 (1.67%) Ruby
2 3 (1.67%) sed
3 2 (1.11%) Perl
4 1 (0.56%) C
4 1 (0.56%) C++
4 1 (0.56%) Java
4 1 (0.56%) JavaScript
4 1 (0.56%) PowerShell
4 1 (0.56%) Shell Script
Qualifications
1 99 (55.00%) Cisco Certification
2 71 (39.44%) CCNP
3 51 (28.33%) Security Cleared
4 35 (19.44%) SC Cleared
5 34 (18.89%) CCNA
6 29 (16.11%) CCIE
7 14 (7.78%) Degree
8 12 (6.67%) CCDP
9 11 (6.11%) JNCIP
10 9 (5.00%) CCDE
10 9 (5.00%) JNCIS
11 7 (3.89%) DV Cleared
12 6 (3.33%) Master's Degree
13 5 (2.78%) CCDA
13 5 (2.78%) CISSP
14 4 (2.22%) CCIE Service Provider
14 4 (2.22%) CCSA
14 4 (2.22%) VMware Certified Professional (VCP)
15 3 (1.67%) BPSS Clearance
15 3 (1.67%) CCSE
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 10 (5.56%) SLA
2 4 (2.22%) QA
3 1 (0.56%) GDPR
3 1 (0.56%) NCSC
3 1 (0.56%) NIST
System Software
1 15 (8.33%) VMware Infrastructure
2 13 (7.22%) VMware NSX
3 4 (2.22%) Active Directory
3 4 (2.22%) Virtual Machines
4 3 (1.67%) Firmware
5 2 (1.11%) Docker
6 1 (0.56%) KVM
6 1 (0.56%) NFS
6 1 (0.56%) Terminal Server
6 1 (0.56%) VMware ESXi
Systems Management
1 17 (9.44%) Ansible
2 8 (4.44%) HP NNM
3 7 (3.89%) FortiGate
4 4 (2.22%) Cisco Prime
4 4 (2.22%) vCenter Server
5 3 (1.67%) Kubernetes
5 3 (1.67%) Nessus
5 3 (1.67%) Terraform
6 2 (1.11%) CA Spectrum
6 2 (1.11%) SolarWinds Orion
6 2 (1.11%) vRealize
6 2 (1.11%) vRealize Orchestrator
7 1 (0.56%) Cisco CUCM
7 1 (0.56%) RSA Archer
7 1 (0.56%) TrustSec
7 1 (0.56%) WhatsUp Gold
Vendors
1 140 (77.78%) Cisco
2 48 (26.67%) Juniper
3 42 (23.33%) F5
4 39 (21.67%) Palo Alto
5 28 (15.56%) Fortinet
6 26 (14.44%) CheckPoint
7 22 (12.22%) VMware
8 19 (10.56%) Arista
8 19 (10.56%) Meraki
9 15 (8.33%) Nokia
10 14 (7.78%) Microsoft
11 13 (7.22%) HP
12 9 (5.00%) ADVA
13 8 (4.44%) SolarWinds
14 7 (3.89%) Aruba
14 7 (3.89%) Extreme Networks
14 7 (3.89%) Riverbed
15 6 (3.33%) Blue Coat
16 5 (2.78%) CA
16 5 (2.78%) Google