Period
to

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 18 May 2022 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
18 May 2022
Same period 2021 Same period 2020
Rank 420 452 322
Rank change year-on-year +32 -130 +79
Contract jobs citing BGP 371 177 332
As % of all contract jobs advertised in England 0.53% 0.39% 0.75%
As % of the Communications & Networking category 4.71% 3.46% 5.57%
Number of daily rates quoted 216 99 227
10th Percentile £313 £316 £274
25th Percentile £407 £363 £350
Median daily rate (50th Percentile) £500 £436 £425
Median % change year-on-year +14.68% +2.59% -
75th Percentile £550 £500 £540
90th Percentile £608 £582 £603
UK median daily rate £500 £450 £438
% change year-on-year +11.11% +2.86% +2.94%
Number of hourly rates quoted 4 3 20
10th Percentile - £20.00 £18.50
25th Percentile £25.50 £21.13 £19.25
Median hourly rate £27.25 £23.00 £43.75
Median % change year-on-year +18.48% -47.43% -2.78%
75th Percentile £35.63 £49.63 £51.75
90th Percentile £45.30 £65.60 £53.00
UK median hourly rate £26.00 £22.75 £44.50
% change year-on-year +14.29% -48.88% -1.11%

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 7,872 5,114 5,965
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in England 11.19% 11.23% 13.46%
Number of daily rates quoted 5,188 3,314 3,698
10th Percentile £225 £220 £181
25th Percentile £381 £344 £313
Median daily rate (50th Percentile) £500 £439 £425
Median % change year-on-year +14.00% +3.20% -1.85%
75th Percentile £613 £534 £531
90th Percentile £700 £627 £625
UK median daily rate £500 £450 £425
% change year-on-year +11.11% +5.88% -
Number of hourly rates quoted 313 236 311
10th Percentile £14.90 £12.76 £13.00
25th Percentile £16.25 £15.19 £15.25
Median hourly rate £23.91 £23.81 £20.00
Median % change year-on-year +0.41% +19.06% +6.67%
75th Percentile £47.96 £50.00 £45.00
90th Percentile £63.23 £60.00 £51.75
UK median hourly rate £28.33 £25.00 £22.50
% change year-on-year +13.32% +11.11% +20.00%

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 18 May 2022.

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 18 May 2022.

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 18 May 2022. 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
Jobs
London -40 173 £525 +16.67% 32
South East -15 64 £425 +5.72% 17
North of England -2 56 £450 +2.97% 10
Yorkshire - 30 £550 - 2
North West -25 23 £230 -47.37% 7
Midlands -25 22 £425 +21.43% 6
East of England -16 20 £475 +10.47% 2
South West -32 18 £455 +7.15% 7
West Midlands -33 15 £425 +21.43% 4
East Midlands - 7 £326 - 2
North East - 4 £550 - 1
BGP
UK

For the 6 months to 18 May 2022, 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.

1 245 (66.04%) Cisco
2 237 (63.88%) OSPF
3 215 (57.95%) Firewall
4 183 (49.33%) MPLS
5 169 (45.55%) Cisco Certification
6 158 (42.59%) WAN
7 139 (37.47%) VPN
8 130 (35.04%) CCNP
9 124 (33.42%) LAN
10 106 (28.57%) Juniper
11 97 (26.15%) EIGRP
12 96 (25.88%) Data Centre
13 85 (22.91%) Azure
14 84 (22.64%) Wireless
15 82 (22.10%) IPsec
16 76 (20.49%) TCP/IP
16 76 (20.49%) Palo Alto
17 75 (20.22%) Network Security
17 75 (20.22%) Load Balancing
18 72 (19.41%) CCIE
18 72 (19.41%) F5
19 71 (19.14%) SD-WAN
20 70 (18.87%) Security Cleared
21 64 (17.25%) Network Design
22 62 (16.71%) Python
22 62 (16.71%) CheckPoint
22 62 (16.71%) Cisco Nexus
23 61 (16.44%) DNS
24 58 (15.63%) Wi-Fi
25 57 (15.36%) Fortinet

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 (1.35%) Confluence
2 3 (0.81%) OpenStack
3 2 (0.54%) Elasticsearch
3 2 (0.54%) nginx
4 1 (0.27%) Apache
4 1 (0.27%) SAS
4 1 (0.27%) SharePoint
Applications
1 38 (10.24%) MS Visio
2 17 (4.58%) Microsoft Office
3 8 (2.16%) Microsoft Excel
4 6 (1.62%) Microsoft PowerPoint
Business Applications
1 11 (2.96%) Sentinel
Cloud Services
1 85 (22.91%) Azure
2 55 (14.82%) AWS
3 21 (5.66%) GCP
4 16 (4.31%) Microsoft 365
5 15 (4.04%) Cloud Computing
6 13 (3.50%) Azure Monitor
7 11 (2.96%) Azure Sentinel
8 10 (2.70%) Azure ExpressRoute
9 8 (2.16%) Azure Active Directory
9 8 (2.16%) Virtual Private Cloud
10 7 (1.89%) PaaS
11 6 (1.62%) IaaS
12 3 (0.81%) Amazon CloudWatch
12 3 (0.81%) Amazon EC2
12 3 (0.81%) AWS CloudFormation
12 3 (0.81%) AWS Direct Connect
12 3 (0.81%) SaaS
13 2 (0.54%) Akamai
14 1 (0.27%) GitHub
14 1 (0.27%) Route 53
Communications & Networking
1 237 (63.88%) OSPF
2 215 (57.95%) Firewall
3 183 (49.33%) MPLS
4 158 (42.59%) WAN
5 139 (37.47%) VPN
6 124 (33.42%) LAN
7 97 (26.15%) EIGRP
8 84 (22.64%) Wireless
9 82 (22.10%) IPsec
10 76 (20.49%) TCP/IP
11 75 (20.22%) Network Security
12 71 (19.14%) SD-WAN
13 62 (16.71%) Cisco Nexus
14 61 (16.44%) DNS
15 58 (15.63%) Wi-Fi
16 54 (14.56%) Cisco ASA
17 51 (13.75%) VLAN
18 50 (13.48%) VXLAN
19 48 (12.94%) DHCP
20 43 (11.59%) Multicast
Database & Business Intelligence
1 3 (0.81%) SQL Server
2 2 (0.54%) Big Data
2 2 (0.54%) MySQL
3 1 (0.27%) Amazon DynamoDB
3 1 (0.27%) Amazon RDS
3 1 (0.27%) MongoDB
3 1 (0.27%) NoSQL
3 1 (0.27%) PostgreSQL
Development Applications
1 14 (3.77%) JIRA
2 6 (1.62%) Sonatype Nexus
3 5 (1.35%) Git (software)
4 4 (1.08%) VSS/SourceSafe
5 2 (0.54%) Fiddler
6 1 (0.27%) GitLab
6 1 (0.27%) Jenkins
6 1 (0.27%) Team Foundation Server
General
1 49 (13.21%) Finance
1 49 (13.21%) Social Skills
2 39 (10.51%) Telecoms
3 26 (7.01%) Public Sector
4 24 (6.47%) Banking
5 17 (4.58%) Local Government
6 14 (3.77%) Documentation Skills
7 13 (3.50%) Analytical Skills
8 12 (3.23%) Military
9 5 (1.35%) Investment Banking
9 5 (1.35%) Mandarin Language
10 4 (1.08%) Financial Institution
11 2 (0.54%) Law
11 2 (0.54%) Organisational Skills
11 2 (0.54%) Police
11 2 (0.54%) Presentation Skills
11 2 (0.54%) Retail
12 1 (0.27%) Corporate Banking
12 1 (0.27%) Marketing
12 1 (0.27%) Retail Banking
Job Titles
1 184 (49.60%) Network Engineer
2 63 (16.98%) Senior Network Engineer
3 40 (10.78%) Architect
4 33 (8.89%) Cisco Engineer
5 32 (8.63%) Cisco Network Engineer
6 24 (6.47%) IP Engineer
7 23 (6.20%) Consultant
8 19 (5.12%) Network Architect
9 16 (4.31%) Infrastructure Engineer
10 15 (4.04%) Senior Cisco Engineer
10 15 (4.04%) Senior Cisco Network Engineer
11 13 (3.50%) Juniper Engineer
11 13 (3.50%) Network Consultant
11 13 (3.50%) SC Cleared Network Engineer
12 11 (2.96%) Cloud Architect
12 11 (2.96%) Design Engineer
13 10 (2.70%) Azure Architect
13 10 (2.70%) Security Architect
14 9 (2.43%) Security Engineer
15 8 (2.16%) Analyst
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 20 (5.39%) 802.1X
2 6 (1.62%) ARM Templates
3 5 (1.35%) JSON
4 4 (1.08%) Express
5 3 (0.81%) Spine.js
6 2 (0.54%) REST
6 2 (0.54%) XMPP
7 1 (0.27%) AngularJS
7 1 (0.27%) Django
7 1 (0.27%) Flask
7 1 (0.27%) jBPM
7 1 (0.27%) Kafka
7 1 (0.27%) koa
7 1 (0.27%) LAMP
7 1 (0.27%) Node.js
7 1 (0.27%) React
7 1 (0.27%) SAML
7 1 (0.27%) SOAP
7 1 (0.27%) XML
7 1 (0.27%) YAML
Miscellaneous
1 96 (25.88%) Data Centre
2 24 (6.47%) Management Information System
3 18 (4.85%) Self-Motivation
4 17 (4.58%) Public Cloud
5 13 (3.50%) Distributed Denial-of-Service
6 10 (2.70%) Cloud Native
6 10 (2.70%) PKI
6 10 (2.70%) Video Conferencing
7 8 (2.16%) CCTV
8 5 (1.35%) Algorithms
8 5 (1.35%) IoT
9 4 (1.08%) Data Protection Act
9 4 (1.08%) Driving Licence
9 4 (1.08%) Hybrid Cloud
10 3 (0.81%) Fibre Optics
10 3 (0.81%) Foreign Exchange (FX)
10 3 (0.81%) Private Cloud
10 3 (0.81%) Virtual Team
11 2 (0.54%) Cyber Defence
11 2 (0.54%) Linux Command Line
Operating Systems
1 40 (10.78%) Windows
2 29 (7.82%) Linux
3 9 (2.43%) Apple iOS
3 9 (2.43%) Windows Server
4 8 (2.16%) Unix
5 2 (0.54%) Mac OS
6 1 (0.27%) CatOS
6 1 (0.27%) CentOS
Processes & Methodologies
1 75 (20.22%) Load Balancing
2 64 (17.25%) Network Design
3 50 (13.48%) Migration
4 35 (9.43%) Agile
5 31 (8.36%) Network Management
5 31 (8.36%) Problem-Solving
6 29 (7.82%) Network Architecture
6 29 (7.82%) Project Delivery
7 27 (7.28%) Service Management
8 26 (7.01%) Change Management
9 25 (6.74%) ITIL
10 20 (5.39%) Analytics
11 18 (4.85%) Capacity Planning
11 18 (4.85%) Scrum
11 18 (4.85%) Service Delivery
12 16 (4.31%) Infrastructure Engineering
12 16 (4.31%) Risk Analysis
13 15 (4.04%) Presales
13 15 (4.04%) Security Architecture
13 15 (4.04%) Security Monitoring
Programming Languages
1 62 (16.71%) Python
2 23 (6.20%) C
3 16 (4.31%) PowerShell
4 11 (2.96%) C#
5 9 (2.43%) Perl
6 3 (0.81%) Bash
7 2 (0.54%) Lisp
7 2 (0.54%) Ruby
7 2 (0.54%) SQL
8 1 (0.27%) Go
8 1 (0.27%) Java
8 1 (0.27%) Prolog
8 1 (0.27%) Shell Script
Qualifications
1 169 (45.55%) Cisco Certification
2 130 (35.04%) CCNP
3 72 (19.41%) CCIE
4 70 (18.87%) Security Cleared
5 51 (13.75%) CCNA
6 46 (12.40%) SC Cleared
7 30 (8.09%) Degree
8 22 (5.93%) CCDP
8 22 (5.93%) JNCIA
9 14 (3.77%) JNCIS
10 13 (3.50%) CCIE Routing and Switching
11 12 (3.23%) CISSP
12 11 (2.96%) CCIP
13 10 (2.70%) DV Cleared
14 9 (2.43%) JNCIP
15 8 (2.16%) CCIE Service Provider
16 7 (1.89%) Computer Science Degree
17 5 (1.35%) FFIEC
18 4 (1.08%) JNCIE
18 4 (1.08%) PMP
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 12 (3.23%) SLA
2 7 (1.89%) ISO/IEC 27001
2 7 (1.89%) NIST
3 6 (1.62%) GDPR
3 6 (1.62%) PCI DSS
3 6 (1.62%) PMO
4 5 (1.35%) ISO/IEC 27002 (supersedes ISO/IEC 17799)
4 5 (1.35%) NIST 800
5 3 (0.81%) QA
6 2 (0.54%) Cyber Essentials
6 2 (0.54%) DICOM
6 2 (0.54%) HL7
6 2 (0.54%) NCSC
6 2 (0.54%) RMADS
7 1 (0.27%) Sarbanes-Oxley
System Software
1 20 (5.39%) Active Directory
2 18 (4.85%) VMware Infrastructure
3 10 (2.70%) VMware NSX
4 5 (1.35%) Docker
5 3 (0.81%) VMware ESXi
6 2 (0.54%) pfSense
6 2 (0.54%) vSphere
7 1 (0.27%) iptables
7 1 (0.27%) KVM
7 1 (0.27%) NFS
7 1 (0.27%) ProxySG
7 1 (0.27%) vCloud
7 1 (0.27%) Virtual Desktop
7 1 (0.27%) Virtual Machines
7 1 (0.27%) XenApp
7 1 (0.27%) XenDesktop
Systems Management
1 39 (10.51%) Ansible
2 31 (8.36%) Terraform
3 13 (3.50%) FortiGate
4 9 (2.43%) Nagios
5 7 (1.89%) CASB
6 6 (1.62%) Cisco Prime
6 6 (1.62%) Kubernetes
7 5 (1.35%) Puppet
8 4 (1.08%) Cacti
8 4 (1.08%) ZABBIX
9 3 (0.81%) Grafana
9 3 (0.81%) HP NNM
9 3 (0.81%) Stealthwatch
10 2 (0.54%) Icinga
10 2 (0.54%) Kibana
10 2 (0.54%) SCCM
10 2 (0.54%) SCOrch
10 2 (0.54%) Single Sign-On
10 2 (0.54%) TrustSec
10 2 (0.54%) vCenter Server
Vendors
1 245 (66.04%) Cisco
2 106 (28.57%) Juniper
3 76 (20.49%) Palo Alto
4 72 (19.41%) F5
5 62 (16.71%) CheckPoint
6 57 (15.36%) Fortinet
7 52 (14.02%) Nokia
8 36 (9.70%) Meraki
8 36 (9.70%) SolarWinds
9 28 (7.55%) Microsoft
10 26 (7.01%) VMware
11 19 (5.12%) Aruba
12 16 (4.31%) Citrix
12 16 (4.31%) Huawei
12 16 (4.31%) Zscaler
13 15 (4.04%) Infoblox
14 14 (3.77%) HP
15 11 (2.96%) Arista
15 11 (2.96%) McAfee
16 10 (2.70%) Oracle