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 3 months to 27 March 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.

3 months to
27 Mar 2017
Same period 2016 Same period 2015
Border Gateway Protocol (BGP)
UK / England
Rank 374 355 322
Rank change year-on-year -19 -33  
Contract jobs citing BGP 199 273 317
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in England 0.48% 0.56% 0.65%
As % of the Communications & Networking category 3.30% 3.77% 4.30%
Number of daily rates quoted 139 163 203
Median daily rate £425 £363 £360
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +17.24% +0.69%  
90% offered a daily rate of more than £283 £250 £275
10% offered a daily rate of more than £525 £500 £475
UK excluding London median daily rate £356 £363 £363
% change year-on-year -1.72% -  
Number of hourly rates quoted 3 8 3
Median hourly rate £13.50 £44.00 £40.00
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year -69.31% +10.00%  
UK excluding London median hourly rate £37.50 £45.00 £30.00
% change year-on-year -16.66% +50.00%  

BGP is in the communications and computer networking skills category. The next table is for comparison with the above and provides summary statistics for all contract job vacancies advertised in England with a requirement for communications and computer networking skills.

Contract Communications & Computer Network Skills
England
Contract job vacancies with a requirement for communications and computer networking skills 6035 7247 7369
As % of all contract IT job vacancies advertised in England 14.56% 14.77% 15.02%
Number of daily rates quoted 3730 4384 4071
Median daily rate £405 £385 £370
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +5.19% +4.05%  
90% offered a daily rate of more than £250 £238 £213
10% offered a daily rate of more than £550 £550 £500
UK excluding London median daily rate £375 £363 £347
% change year-on-year +3.44% +4.32%  
Number of hourly rates quoted 320 308 412
Median hourly rate £22.50 £27.83 £26.00
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year -19.15% +7.03%  
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £12.50 £13.00 £13.00
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £50.00 £50.00 £47.22
UK excluding London median hourly rate £22.50 £37.00 £30.00
% change year-on-year -39.18% +23.33%  

BGP
Job Vacancy Trend in England

The job posting trend of jobs advertised in England citing BGP as a proportion of all contract or permanent IT jobs with a match in the Communications & Networking category.

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 3 months to 27 March 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 hourly rates quoted in IT contractor 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 3 months to 27 March 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 3 months to 27 March 2017. The 'Rank Change' column provides an indication of the change in demand within each location based on the same 3 month period last year.

Location Rank Change
on Same Period
Last Year
Matching
Contract
IT Job Ads
Median
Daily Rate
Last 3 Months
Median Daily Rate
% Change
on Same Period
Last Year
Live
Job
Vacancies
London +29 89 £450 +12.50% 24
South East -18 64 £450 +24.00% 13
North West +30 11 £326 -45.62% 6
Yorkshire +14 11 £400 +29.03% 6
West Midlands +7 9 £325 -27.77% 3
East of England -10 5 £438 +22.80% 5
South West -19 5 £338 -6.89% 1
East Midlands - 3 £283 -
BGP
UK

BGP
Top 30 Related IT Skills in England

For the 6 months to 27 March 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.

1 377 (86.47%) Cisco
2 323 (74.08%) OSPF
3 264 (60.55%) Cisco Certification
3 264 (60.55%) Firewall
4 216 (49.54%) CCNP
4 216 (49.54%) MPLS
5 194 (44.50%) WAN
6 191 (43.81%) Juniper
7 155 (35.55%) LAN
8 142 (32.57%) VPN
8 142 (32.57%) Cisco Nexus
9 137 (31.42%) Cisco ASA
10 136 (31.19%) TCP/IP
11 127 (29.13%) F5
12 120 (27.52%) CCNA
13 119 (27.29%) Data Centre
14 118 (27.06%) EIGRP
15 113 (25.92%) CheckPoint
15 113 (25.92%) Wireless
16 103 (23.62%) DNS
17 90 (20.64%) Network Security
18 80 (18.35%) Cisco IOS
19 76 (17.43%) VLAN
19 76 (17.43%) Security Cleared
20 72 (16.51%) IPsec
21 67 (15.37%) Finance
22 63 (14.45%) Palo Alto
23 62 (14.22%) SC Cleared
24 60 (13.76%) Network Design
25 58 (13.30%) Load Balancing

BGP
Top Related 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 7 (1.61%) nginx
2 5 (1.15%) Apache
2 5 (1.15%) MS Exchange
3 3 (0.69%) Exchange Server 2010
3 3 (0.69%) Exchange Server 2013
3 3 (0.69%) Skype for Business
4 2 (0.46%) Exchange Server 2007
4 2 (0.46%) IIS
4 2 (0.46%) OpenStack
5 1 (0.23%) CMS
5 1 (0.23%) Elasticsearch
5 1 (0.23%) SAS
Applications
1 16 (3.67%) MS Excel
2 7 (1.61%) MS Visio
Cloud Services
1 28 (6.42%) Microsoft Azure
2 24 (5.50%) Amazon AWS
3 6 (1.38%) Office 365
4 4 (0.92%) AWS CloudFormation
5 3 (0.69%) Virtual Private Cloud
6 2 (0.46%) Amazon EC2
6 2 (0.46%) Cloud Computing
6 2 (0.46%) SaaS
7 1 (0.23%) Amazon S3
7 1 (0.23%) AWS CloudTrail
7 1 (0.23%) Azure Active Directory
Communications & Networking
1 323 (74.08%) OSPF
2 264 (60.55%) Firewall
3 216 (49.54%) MPLS
4 194 (44.50%) WAN
5 155 (35.55%) LAN
6 142 (32.57%) Cisco Nexus
6 142 (32.57%) VPN
7 137 (31.42%) Cisco ASA
8 136 (31.19%) TCP/IP
9 118 (27.06%) EIGRP
10 113 (25.92%) Wireless
11 103 (23.62%) DNS
12 90 (20.64%) Network Security
13 80 (18.35%) Cisco IOS
14 76 (17.43%) VLAN
15 72 (16.51%) IPsec
16 49 (11.24%) DHCP
16 49 (11.24%) F5 BIG-IP LTM
17 48 (11.01%) HSRP
17 48 (11.01%) SNMP
Database & Business Intelligence
1 6 (1.38%) SQL Server
2 2 (0.46%) MySQL
3 1 (0.23%) Amazon RDS
3 1 (0.23%) Azure SQL Database
3 1 (0.23%) SQL Server 2008
Development Applications
1 6 (1.38%) VSS/SourceSafe
2 3 (0.69%) JIRA
2 3 (0.69%) JMeter
3 2 (0.46%) Sonatype Nexus
4 1 (0.23%) Jenkins
4 1 (0.23%) JUnit
4 1 (0.23%) Selenium
4 1 (0.23%) WebDriver
General
1 67 (15.37%) Finance
2 52 (11.93%) Telecoms
3 20 (4.59%) Banking
4 8 (1.83%) Multimedia
5 6 (1.38%) Marketing
5 6 (1.38%) Military
6 5 (1.15%) Financial Institution
6 5 (1.15%) Investment Banking
6 5 (1.15%) Retail
7 3 (0.69%) Billing
7 3 (0.69%) Electronics
7 3 (0.69%) Publishing
8 2 (0.46%) Corporate Banking
8 2 (0.46%) Legal
9 1 (0.23%) Aerospace
9 1 (0.23%) Automotive
9 1 (0.23%) Back Office
9 1 (0.23%) German Language
9 1 (0.23%) Manufacturing
9 1 (0.23%) Spanish Language
Job Titles
1 238 (54.59%) Network Engineer
2 70 (16.06%) Cisco Engineer
3 65 (14.91%) Cisco Network Engineer
4 46 (10.55%) Architect
5 36 (8.26%) Analyst
6 34 (7.80%) Network Architect
7 30 (6.88%) Senior Network Engineer
8 28 (6.42%) Network Analyst
9 24 (5.50%) Consultant
9 24 (5.50%) Security Engineer
10 23 (5.28%) Network Security Engineer
11 21 (4.82%) Juniper Engineer
11 21 (4.82%) Network Support
12 18 (4.13%) Support Engineer
13 17 (3.90%) Cisco Analyst
13 17 (3.90%) Cisco Network Analyst
13 17 (3.90%) Network Consultant
14 15 (3.44%) Network Support Engineer
15 14 (3.21%) Design Engineer
16 12 (2.75%) IP Network Engineer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 42 (9.63%) 802.1X
2 6 (1.38%) Middleware
2 6 (1.38%) POSIX
3 5 (1.15%) Web Services
3 5 (1.15%) XMPP
4 3 (0.69%) CSS
5 2 (0.46%) .NET
5 2 (0.46%) CGI
5 2 (0.46%) REST
5 2 (0.46%) SOAP
6 1 (0.23%) .NET Framework
6 1 (0.23%) ASP.NET
6 1 (0.23%) ASP.NET Web API
6 1 (0.23%) Core Data
6 1 (0.23%) JMS
6 1 (0.23%) jQuery
6 1 (0.23%) JSON
6 1 (0.23%) Kafka
6 1 (0.23%) OpenDaylight
6 1 (0.23%) RESTful
Miscellaneous
1 119 (27.29%) Data Centre
2 50 (11.47%) Analytical Skills
3 14 (3.21%) PKI
4 7 (1.61%) Clustering
4 7 (1.61%) Management Information System
4 7 (1.61%) Video Conferencing
5 6 (1.38%) Computer Science
5 6 (1.38%) Hybrid Cloud
6 5 (1.15%) Distributed Denial-of-Service
6 5 (1.15%) IPTV
6 5 (1.15%) Over-the-Top Content
6 5 (1.15%) RSA SecurID
6 5 (1.15%) STB
6 5 (1.15%) Video on Demand
7 4 (0.92%) DataPower
7 4 (0.92%) EMC VNX
7 4 (0.92%) Fat Client
7 4 (0.92%) Private Cloud
7 4 (0.92%) Social Network
7 4 (0.92%) Thin Client
Operating Systems
1 38 (8.72%) Linux
2 37 (8.49%) Windows
3 31 (7.11%) Unix
4 6 (1.38%) Windows Server
4 6 (1.38%) Windows Server 2008
5 4 (0.92%) Windows Server 2003
5 4 (0.92%) Windows Server 2012
6 3 (0.69%) AIX
6 3 (0.69%) Android
6 3 (0.69%) Windows 7
7 2 (0.46%) Mac OS X
7 2 (0.46%) Windows 2000
8 1 (0.23%) CentOS
8 1 (0.23%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
8 1 (0.23%) Ubuntu
8 1 (0.23%) VyOS
8 1 (0.23%) Windows 10
8 1 (0.23%) Windows 8
Processes & Methodologies
1 60 (13.76%) Network Design
2 58 (13.30%) Load Balancing
3 51 (11.70%) Migration
4 47 (10.78%) Network Management
5 46 (10.55%) ITIL
6 29 (6.65%) Change Management
7 25 (5.73%) Network Monitoring
8 23 (5.28%) High Availability
9 22 (5.05%) Mentoring
10 21 (4.82%) Project Management
11 15 (3.44%) Time Management
12 14 (3.21%) Continuous Improvement
12 14 (3.21%) Service Management
13 13 (2.98%) Network Architecture
14 11 (2.52%) Kalman Filter
14 11 (2.52%) Open Source
15 10 (2.29%) Service Delivery
16 9 (2.06%) Change Control
16 9 (2.06%) Incident Management
16 9 (2.06%) ITIL V3
Programming Languages
1 17 (3.90%) Python
2 14 (3.21%) C
3 11 (2.52%) Java
4 8 (1.83%) Perl
4 8 (1.83%) Shell Script
5 3 (0.69%) PowerShell
5 3 (0.69%) Ruby
6 2 (0.46%) Lisp
6 2 (0.46%) PHP
6 2 (0.46%) SQL
7 1 (0.23%) Bash Shell
7 1 (0.23%) C#
7 1 (0.23%) C++
Qualifications
1 264 (60.55%) Cisco Certification
2 216 (49.54%) CCNP
3 120 (27.52%) CCNA
4 76 (17.43%) Security Cleared
5 62 (14.22%) SC Cleared
6 53 (12.16%) CCIE
7 25 (5.73%) JNCIA
8 22 (5.05%) JNCIS
9 16 (3.67%) CCDP
10 11 (2.52%) CCIP
10 11 (2.52%) Degree
11 10 (2.29%) JNCIE
12 9 (2.06%) JNCIP
13 8 (1.83%) DV Cleared
14 7 (1.61%) CCDA
14 7 (1.61%) CCSA
15 6 (1.38%) ITIL Certification
16 4 (0.92%) CCSE
16 4 (0.92%) CCSP
17 3 (0.69%) RHCT
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 16 (3.67%) SLA
2 4 (0.92%) ISO/IEC 27001
3 3 (0.69%) PCI DSS
4 2 (0.46%) Sarbanes-Oxley
5 1 (0.23%) Disclosure Scotland
5 1 (0.23%) ISO 9001
5 1 (0.23%) PMO
System Software
1 32 (7.34%) VMware Infrastructure
2 16 (3.67%) Active Directory
3 7 (1.61%) Hyper-V
3 7 (1.61%) vCloud
4 6 (1.38%) Firmware
4 6 (1.38%) ProxySG
5 5 (1.15%) VMware ESXi
6 4 (0.92%) EMC RecoverPoint
6 4 (0.92%) KVM
7 3 (0.69%) VMware ESX
8 2 (0.46%) BIND 9
8 2 (0.46%) DFS Replication
8 2 (0.46%) NFS
8 2 (0.46%) vSphere
8 2 (0.46%) XenServer
9 1 (0.23%) Apache ZooKeeper
9 1 (0.23%) Docker
9 1 (0.23%) etcd
9 1 (0.23%) Virtual Machines
9 1 (0.23%) Virtual Servers
Systems Management
1 32 (7.34%) Cisco Prime
2 21 (4.82%) FortiGate
3 11 (2.52%) Cisco CUCM
4 10 (2.29%) Nagios
5 8 (1.83%) Cisco UCCX
6 7 (1.61%) Graphite
6 7 (1.61%) OPNET
6 7 (1.61%) Opscode Chef
6 7 (1.61%) Puppet
7 5 (1.15%) Cacti
8 4 (0.92%) HP UCMDB
8 4 (0.92%) OpenView
8 4 (0.92%) vRealize
9 3 (0.69%) HP Quality Center
9 3 (0.69%) OVSD
9 3 (0.69%) SolarWinds Orion
10 2 (0.46%) HP SIM
10 2 (0.46%) Stealthwatch
10 2 (0.46%) WhatsUp Gold
10 2 (0.46%) ZABBIX
Vendors
1 377 (86.47%) Cisco
2 191 (43.81%) Juniper
3 127 (29.13%) F5
4 113 (25.92%) CheckPoint
5 63 (14.45%) Palo Alto
6 49 (11.24%) VMware
7 47 (10.78%) SolarWinds
8 41 (9.40%) Fortinet
9 37 (8.49%) HP
10 32 (7.34%) Blue Coat
11 26 (5.96%) Citrix
12 24 (5.50%) Microsoft
13 22 (5.05%) Aruba
14 21 (4.82%) Arista
15 19 (4.36%) Riverbed
16 18 (4.13%) Huawei
17 12 (2.75%) Infoblox
17 12 (2.75%) Meraki
18 10 (2.29%) Brocade
18 10 (2.29%) Remedy
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