Period
to 23 November 2017

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 23 November 2017 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
23 Nov 2017
Same period 2016 Same period 2015
Rank 520 448 369
Rank change year-on-year -72 -79 -31
Contract jobs citing BGP 360 489 651
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in England 0.38% 0.50% 0.63%
As % of the Communications & Networking category 2.75% 3.25% 4.48%
Number of daily rates quoted 193 294 413
England median daily rate £410 £388 £400
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +5.81% -3.13% +11.11%
10th Percentile £270 £269 £263
90th Percentile £538 £549 £488
UK median daily rate £400 £381 £400
% change year-on-year +4.92% -4.69% +10.34%
Number of hourly rates quoted 6 10 17
England median hourly rate £18.25 £45.50 £45.31
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year -59.89% +0.43% +13.26%
10th Percentile £12.75 £27.92 £38.35
90th Percentile £50.00 £48.58 £47.83
UK median hourly rate £18.25 £45.00 £45.00
% change year-on-year -59.44% - +20.00%

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 13105 15064 14531
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in England 13.82% 15.40% 13.99%
Number of daily rates quoted 8033 9154 8522
England median daily rate £404 £400 £390
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +1.00% +2.56% +4.00%
10th Percentile £190 £220 £213
90th Percentile £588 £575 £550
UK median daily rate £400 £400 £388
% change year-on-year - +3.23% +3.33%
Number of hourly rates quoted 682 765 946
England median hourly rate £18.70 £23.00 £20.94
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year -18.70% +9.86% +4.68%
10th Percentile £11.50 £11.72 £11.00
90th Percentile £46.25 £47.50 £47.15
UK median hourly rate £19.00 £23.75 £20.94
% change year-on-year -20.00% +13.45% +4.68%

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 23 November 2017.

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 23 November 2017.

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 23 November 2017. 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 -47 183 £414 +1.22% 27
South East -7 95 £425 +6.25% 7
North of England +37 32 £450 +33.33% 19
North West +25 20 £450 +39.53% 13
East of England -26 20 £350 -12.50% 5
South West -16 18 £450 +24.14% 1
Midlands -10 17 £415 +10.67% 9
West Midlands -5 12 £420 +12.00% 8
Yorkshire +2 11 £350 - 6
East Midlands - 5 £400 -
North East +54 1 £338 -3.57%
BGP
UK

For the 6 months to 23 November 2017, IT contractor jobs citing BGP also mentioned the following skills in order of popularity. The figures indicate the number co-occurrences and its proportion to all contract ads across the England region with a requirement for BGP.

1 297 (82.50%) Cisco
2 249 (69.17%) OSPF
3 207 (57.50%) Cisco Certification
4 200 (55.56%) Firewall
5 175 (48.61%) MPLS
6 159 (44.17%) CCNP
7 141 (39.17%) VPN
8 133 (36.94%) EIGRP
9 132 (36.67%) WAN
10 122 (33.89%) LAN
11 113 (31.39%) Cisco Nexus
12 109 (30.28%) Data Centre
13 106 (29.44%) Juniper
14 103 (28.61%) Network Security
15 92 (25.56%) Wireless
16 87 (24.17%) IPsec
17 84 (23.33%) Cisco ASA
18 82 (22.78%) CCIE
19 75 (20.83%) Finance
20 74 (20.56%) CheckPoint
20 74 (20.56%) VLAN
21 72 (20.00%) TCP/IP
22 68 (18.89%) DNS
22 68 (18.89%) Palo Alto
23 67 (18.61%) F5
24 64 (17.78%) Security Cleared
25 61 (16.94%) Network Design
26 53 (14.72%) VoIP
26 53 (14.72%) Cisco IOS
27 52 (14.44%) Banking

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 17 (4.72%) Skype for Business
2 7 (1.94%) CMS
3 6 (1.67%) Exchange Server 2013
4 5 (1.39%) Apache
4 5 (1.39%) MS Exchange
4 5 (1.39%) nginx
5 2 (0.56%) OpenStack
6 1 (0.28%) Elasticsearch
6 1 (0.28%) IIS
6 1 (0.28%) SharePoint
Applications
1 26 (7.22%) MS Visio
2 11 (3.06%) Microsoft Excel
3 7 (1.94%) Microsoft Office
4 2 (0.56%) Microsoft PowerPoint
Business Applications
1 1 (0.28%) Remedy ITSM
Cloud Services
1 30 (8.33%) Amazon AWS
2 21 (5.83%) Microsoft Azure
3 10 (2.78%) Virtual Private Cloud
4 7 (1.94%) Amazon EC2
5 5 (1.39%) Amazon ELB
5 5 (1.39%) Amazon S3
5 5 (1.39%) Route 53
6 4 (1.11%) Akamai
6 4 (1.11%) IaaS
7 3 (0.83%) Office 365
8 2 (0.56%) Azure Active Directory
8 2 (0.56%) Google Cloud Platform
8 2 (0.56%) IBM Cloud
8 2 (0.56%) OpenShift
8 2 (0.56%) PaaS
8 2 (0.56%) SoftLayer
9 1 (0.28%) Mimecast
Communications & Networking
1 249 (69.17%) OSPF
2 200 (55.56%) Firewall
3 175 (48.61%) MPLS
4 141 (39.17%) VPN
5 133 (36.94%) EIGRP
6 132 (36.67%) WAN
7 122 (33.89%) LAN
8 113 (31.39%) Cisco Nexus
9 103 (28.61%) Network Security
10 92 (25.56%) Wireless
11 87 (24.17%) IPsec
12 84 (23.33%) Cisco ASA
13 74 (20.56%) VLAN
14 72 (20.00%) TCP/IP
15 68 (18.89%) DNS
16 53 (14.72%) Cisco IOS
16 53 (14.72%) VoIP
17 47 (13.06%) Ethernet
18 46 (12.78%) DHCP
19 41 (11.39%) WLAN
Database & Business Intelligence
1 7 (1.94%) SQL Server
2 5 (1.39%) SQL Server 2005
3 3 (0.83%) MS Access
4 2 (0.56%) GIS
4 2 (0.56%) MySQL
4 2 (0.56%) SQL Server 2008
5 1 (0.28%) Big Data
Development Applications
1 10 (2.78%) Git (software)
2 7 (1.94%) VSS/SourceSafe
3 5 (1.39%) Subversion
4 3 (0.83%) Jenkins
5 2 (0.56%) Sonatype Nexus
6 1 (0.28%) Metasploit
General
1 75 (20.83%) Finance
2 52 (14.44%) Banking
3 40 (11.11%) Telecoms
4 12 (3.33%) Retail
5 8 (2.22%) Law
6 5 (1.39%) Legal
7 4 (1.11%) Multimedia
8 3 (0.83%) Investment Banking
8 3 (0.83%) Marketing
9 2 (0.56%) Advertising
9 2 (0.56%) Back Office
9 2 (0.56%) French Language
9 2 (0.56%) German Language
9 2 (0.56%) Manufacturing
9 2 (0.56%) Pharmaceutical
9 2 (0.56%) Publishing
10 1 (0.28%) Electronics
10 1 (0.28%) Games
10 1 (0.28%) Local Government
Job Titles
1 235 (65.28%) Network Engineer
2 83 (23.06%) Cisco Engineer
3 73 (20.28%) Cisco Network Engineer
4 37 (10.28%) Network Security Engineer
4 37 (10.28%) Security Engineer
5 35 (9.72%) Senior Network Engineer
6 31 (8.61%) Architect
7 26 (7.22%) Network Architect
8 17 (4.72%) Lead Network Engineer
9 16 (4.44%) Voice Engineer
10 14 (3.89%) Analyst
11 13 (3.61%) IP Engineer
11 13 (3.61%) Network Specialist
11 13 (3.61%) Support Engineer
12 12 (3.33%) Cisco Voice Engineer
12 12 (3.33%) Design Engineer
12 12 (3.33%) SC Cleared Network Engineer
13 11 (3.06%) Consultant
13 11 (3.06%) Network Support
13 11 (3.06%) Network Support Engineer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 12 (3.33%) 802.1X
2 8 (2.22%) XMPP
3 7 (1.94%) Web Services
4 3 (0.83%) AngularJS
4 3 (0.83%) RFC 2544
5 2 (0.56%) CGI
5 2 (0.56%) REST
Miscellaneous
1 109 (30.28%) Data Centre
2 15 (4.17%) Analytical Skills
3 13 (3.61%) Computer Science
4 11 (3.06%) Virtual Team
5 9 (2.50%) Clustering
6 6 (1.67%) Distributed Denial-of-Service
6 6 (1.67%) Public Cloud
7 5 (1.39%) CESG
7 5 (1.39%) Hedge funds
8 4 (1.11%) PKI
9 3 (0.83%) Management Information System
9 3 (0.83%) Video Conferencing
10 2 (0.56%) Client/Server
10 2 (0.56%) Cloud Native
10 2 (0.56%) Enterprise Storage
10 2 (0.56%) Hybrid Cloud
10 2 (0.56%) Smart Meter
11 1 (0.28%) EMC VMAX
11 1 (0.28%) EMC VNX
11 1 (0.28%) Fintech
Operating Systems
1 31 (8.61%) Linux
2 18 (5.00%) Windows
3 12 (3.33%) Unix
4 8 (2.22%) Windows Server
4 8 (2.22%) Windows Server 2008
5 2 (0.56%) CentOS
5 2 (0.56%) VyOS
6 1 (0.28%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
6 1 (0.28%) Solaris
Processes & Methodologies
1 61 (16.94%) Network Design
2 43 (11.94%) Load Balancing
3 37 (10.28%) ITIL
4 35 (9.72%) Migration
5 33 (9.17%) Network Management
6 27 (7.50%) WAN Optimisation
7 26 (7.22%) High Availability
8 23 (6.39%) Network Monitoring
9 20 (5.56%) Change Management
10 19 (5.28%) Network Architecture
10 19 (5.28%) Root Cause Analysis
11 18 (5.00%) Capacity Planning
12 17 (4.72%) Low Latency
12 17 (4.72%) Service Delivery
12 17 (4.72%) Service Management
13 16 (4.44%) Agile Software Development
14 15 (4.17%) Kalman Filter
15 14 (3.89%) DevOps
16 13 (3.61%) Customer Requirements
16 13 (3.61%) Problem Management
Programming Languages
1 25 (6.94%) Python
2 19 (5.28%) Perl
3 16 (4.44%) Bash Shell
4 5 (1.39%) C
4 5 (1.39%) C-shell
4 5 (1.39%) Korn
5 3 (0.83%) PHP
5 3 (0.83%) SQL
6 2 (0.56%) Java
6 2 (0.56%) Ruby
7 1 (0.28%) C++
7 1 (0.28%) Go
7 1 (0.28%) Groovy
7 1 (0.28%) PowerShell
7 1 (0.28%) Shell Script
Qualifications
1 207 (57.50%) Cisco Certification
2 159 (44.17%) CCNP
3 82 (22.78%) CCIE
4 64 (17.78%) Security Cleared
5 51 (14.17%) SC Cleared
6 46 (12.78%) CCNA
7 16 (4.44%) CCDP
8 14 (3.89%) CCVP
8 14 (3.89%) Degree
8 14 (3.89%) DV Cleared
9 13 (3.61%) JNCIE
10 11 (3.06%) JNCIS
11 10 (2.78%) CCNP Voice
12 9 (2.50%) CCIE Routing and Switching
12 9 (2.50%) JNCIP
13 5 (1.39%) CCSA
13 5 (1.39%) CISSP
14 4 (1.11%) CCIP
14 4 (1.11%) Check Point Certification
14 4 (1.11%) JNCIA
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 13 (3.61%) SLA
2 4 (1.11%) PMO
3 3 (0.83%) PCI DSS
4 2 (0.56%) GCP
4 2 (0.56%) Sarbanes-Oxley
5 1 (0.28%) COBIT
5 1 (0.28%) QA
System Software
1 30 (8.33%) Active Directory
2 20 (5.56%) VMware Infrastructure
3 15 (4.17%) VMware NSX
4 12 (3.33%) NFS
5 9 (2.50%) iptables
6 8 (2.22%) ProxySG
7 7 (1.94%) Docker
7 7 (1.94%) VMware ESXi
7 7 (1.94%) vSphere
8 5 (1.39%) DFS Replication
8 5 (1.39%) pfSense
9 4 (1.11%) Hyper-V
10 3 (0.83%) Openswan
10 3 (0.83%) XenApp
11 2 (0.56%) flannel
11 2 (0.56%) Virtual Machines
12 1 (0.28%) EMC RecoverPoint
12 1 (0.28%) Firmware
12 1 (0.28%) vCloud
Systems Management
1 19 (5.28%) Cisco CUCM
1 19 (5.28%) Cisco Prime
2 17 (4.72%) FortiGate
3 16 (4.44%) Nagios
4 12 (3.33%) SCOM
5 9 (2.50%) Cisco UCCX
5 9 (2.50%) SCCM
5 9 (2.50%) Terraform
6 8 (2.22%) Cacti
6 8 (2.22%) Puppet
6 8 (2.22%) SolarWinds Orion
7 7 (1.94%) Cisco UCCE
7 7 (1.94%) SELinux
8 6 (1.67%) vCenter Server
9 5 (1.39%) Kubernetes
9 5 (1.39%) McAfee ePO
10 3 (0.83%) Opsview
11 2 (0.56%) Ansible
11 2 (0.56%) CA Spectrum
11 2 (0.56%) RANCID
Vendors
1 297 (82.50%) Cisco
2 106 (29.44%) Juniper
3 74 (20.56%) CheckPoint
4 68 (18.89%) Palo Alto
5 67 (18.61%) F5
6 43 (11.94%) Fortinet
6 43 (11.94%) Microsoft
7 40 (11.11%) HP
7 40 (11.11%) Riverbed
8 36 (10.00%) SolarWinds
9 35 (9.72%) Citrix
10 33 (9.17%) VMware
11 26 (7.22%) Arista
12 19 (5.28%) Blue Coat
12 19 (5.28%) Brocade
13 18 (5.00%) BT
14 13 (3.61%) McAfee
15 10 (2.78%) Aruba
16 9 (2.50%) Huawei
16 9 (2.50%) IBM