Period
to 19 October 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 19 October 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
19 Oct 2021
Same period 2020 Same period 2019
Rank 454 328 383
Rank change year-on-year -126 +55 +58
Contract jobs citing BGP 308 168 500
As % of all contract jobs advertised in England 0.46% 0.63% 0.65%
As % of the Communications & Networking category 4.03% 4.68% 4.90%
Number of daily rates quoted 153 109 317
10th Percentile £346 £297 £262
25th Percentile £409 £363 £325
Median daily rate (50th Percentile) £475 £450 £425
Median % change year-on-year +5.56% +5.88% -
75th Percentile £575 £480 £500
90th Percentile £649 £575 £575
UK median daily rate £500 £450 £425
% change year-on-year +11.11% +5.88% -
Number of hourly rates quoted 6 4 14
10th Percentile £20.50 £17.45 £16.25
25th Percentile £27.00 £18.13 £39.79
Median hourly rate £45.89 £25.25 £45.87
Median % change year-on-year +81.72% -44.96% -1.35%
75th Percentile £48.70 £37.69 £50.40
90th Percentile £49.76 £47.48 £72.38
UK median hourly rate £34.10 £20.00 £43.71
% change year-on-year +70.48% -54.24% +0.01%

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 7,647 3,591 10,194
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in England 11.35% 13.39% 13.22%
Number of daily rates quoted 4,974 2,299 6,369
10th Percentile £213 £213 £191
25th Percentile £356 £325 £313
Median daily rate (50th Percentile) £475 £450 £425
Median % change year-on-year +5.56% +5.88% -
75th Percentile £580 £538 £525
90th Percentile £675 £635 £610
UK median daily rate £475 £444 £425
% change year-on-year +7.04% +4.41% -
Number of hourly rates quoted 348 154 488
10th Percentile £12.00 £14.00 £12.75
25th Percentile £13.63 £17.31 £16.00
Median hourly rate £20.51 £30.50 £25.84
Median % change year-on-year -32.75% +18.03% +36.00%
75th Percentile £48.75 £46.11 £47.25
90th Percentile £65.00 £54.70 £53.75
UK median hourly rate £22.00 £31.50 £25.84
% change year-on-year -30.16% +21.90% +38.18%

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 19 October 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 19 October 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 19 October 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 -112 165 £525 +23.89% 40
South East -80 50 £418 -7.22% 16
North of England -60 22 £475 +31.03% 23
South West -51 21 £438 -5.41% 6
East of England -37 14 £375 +7.30% 7
Midlands -97 13 £300 -36.84% 11
North West -51 12 £475 +31.03% 12
West Midlands -82 11 £415 -12.63% 5
Yorkshire - 10 - - 7
East Midlands -31 2 £300 - 6
BGP
UK

For the 6 months to 19 October 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.

1 231 (75.00%) Cisco
2 186 (60.39%) Firewall
3 176 (57.14%) OSPF
4 156 (50.65%) MPLS
5 122 (39.61%) Cisco Certification
6 98 (31.82%) WAN
7 95 (30.84%) VPN
8 90 (29.22%) CCNP
9 84 (27.27%) LAN
10 77 (25.00%) Data Centre
11 76 (24.68%) Security Cleared
12 70 (22.73%) Juniper
13 65 (21.10%) Azure
14 61 (19.81%) Network Security
14 61 (19.81%) VLAN
15 60 (19.48%) F5
16 59 (19.16%) Wireless
17 57 (18.51%) EIGRP
18 56 (18.18%) Python
19 54 (17.53%) CheckPoint
20 53 (17.21%) DNS
20 53 (17.21%) Network Design
21 52 (16.88%) SC Cleared
22 51 (16.56%) AWS
22 51 (16.56%) IPsec
23 50 (16.23%) Cisco Nexus
23 50 (16.23%) Social Skills
24 49 (15.91%) CCIE
25 42 (13.64%) Palo Alto
25 42 (13.64%) SD-WAN

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 11 (3.57%) Confluence
2 5 (1.62%) OpenStack
2 5 (1.62%) SharePoint
3 1 (0.32%) Elasticsearch
Applications
1 24 (7.79%) MS Visio
2 7 (2.27%) Microsoft Office
3 4 (1.30%) Microsoft Excel
Business Applications
1 12 (3.90%) Sentinel
2 1 (0.32%) Remedy ITSM
Cloud Services
1 65 (21.10%) Azure
2 51 (16.56%) AWS
3 22 (7.14%) GCP
4 17 (5.52%) Microsoft 365
5 15 (4.87%) Azure Sentinel
5 15 (4.87%) Cloud Computing
6 11 (3.57%) PaaS
7 10 (3.25%) Azure ExpressRoute
8 9 (2.92%) Virtual Private Cloud
9 7 (2.27%) Azure Active Directory
9 7 (2.27%) IaaS
10 6 (1.95%) IBM Cloud
10 6 (1.95%) SoftLayer
11 5 (1.62%) Amazon ELB
11 5 (1.62%) AWS Direct Connect
11 5 (1.62%) OneDrive
11 5 (1.62%) SaaS
12 4 (1.30%) GitHub
13 3 (0.97%) Amazon EC2
14 2 (0.65%) AWS CloudFormation
Communications & Networking
1 186 (60.39%) Firewall
2 176 (57.14%) OSPF
3 156 (50.65%) MPLS
4 98 (31.82%) WAN
5 95 (30.84%) VPN
6 84 (27.27%) LAN
7 61 (19.81%) Network Security
7 61 (19.81%) VLAN
8 59 (19.16%) Wireless
9 57 (18.51%) EIGRP
10 53 (17.21%) DNS
11 51 (16.56%) IPsec
12 50 (16.23%) Cisco Nexus
13 42 (13.64%) SD-WAN
14 39 (12.66%) Multicast
15 38 (12.34%) TCP/IP
16 36 (11.69%) Cisco IOS
17 35 (11.36%) DHCP
18 34 (11.04%) Ethernet
19 33 (10.71%) HSRP
Database & Business Intelligence
1 8 (2.60%) SQL Server
Development Applications
1 8 (2.60%) Sonatype Nexus
1 8 (2.60%) VSS/SourceSafe
2 5 (1.62%) Git (software)
2 5 (1.62%) JIRA
3 3 (0.97%) Atlassian Bamboo
3 3 (0.97%) Bitbucket
3 3 (0.97%) Jenkins
General
1 50 (16.23%) Social Skills
2 39 (12.66%) Finance
3 25 (8.12%) Telecoms
4 12 (3.90%) Banking
5 11 (3.57%) Documentation Skills
6 8 (2.60%) Public Sector
7 7 (2.27%) Analytical Skills
8 5 (1.62%) Military
8 5 (1.62%) Organisational Skills
9 4 (1.30%) Police
10 2 (0.65%) French Language
10 2 (0.65%) German Language
10 2 (0.65%) Legal
10 2 (0.65%) Manufacturing
10 2 (0.65%) Pharmaceutical
10 2 (0.65%) Presentation Skills
10 2 (0.65%) Retail
10 2 (0.65%) Spanish Language
11 1 (0.32%) Financial Institution
11 1 (0.32%) Publishing
Job Titles
1 164 (53.25%) Network Engineer
2 50 (16.23%) Architect
3 31 (10.06%) Cisco Engineer
3 31 (10.06%) Network Architect
3 31 (10.06%) Senior Network Engineer
4 26 (8.44%) Security Engineer
5 25 (8.12%) Cisco Network Engineer
6 22 (7.14%) IP Engineer
7 18 (5.84%) Design Engineer
8 14 (4.55%) IP Network Engineer
9 13 (4.22%) Cloud Engineer
10 12 (3.90%) Network Design Engineer
10 12 (3.90%) WAN Engineer
11 11 (3.57%) Designer
11 11 (3.57%) IP Design Engineer
11 11 (3.57%) Juniper Engineer
12 10 (3.25%) Network Designer
13 9 (2.92%) 3rd Line Network Engineer
13 9 (2.92%) Network Security Engineer
13 9 (2.92%) Senior Cisco Network Engineer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 12 (3.90%) 802.1X
2 8 (2.60%) Jinja
2 8 (2.60%) JSON
2 8 (2.60%) NumPy
2 8 (2.60%) Pandas
2 8 (2.60%) PyTorch
2 8 (2.60%) XML
3 7 (2.27%) Angular 2
3 7 (2.27%) AngularJS
3 7 (2.27%) jQuery
3 7 (2.27%) Node.js
3 7 (2.27%) React
4 6 (1.95%) ARM Templates
5 5 (1.62%) Spine.js
6 4 (1.30%) LDAP
7 3 (0.97%) Web Services
8 2 (0.65%) Middleware
9 1 (0.32%) CSS
9 1 (0.32%) Elastic Stack
9 1 (0.32%) Velocity
Miscellaneous
1 77 (25.00%) Data Centre
2 19 (6.17%) Public Cloud
3 9 (2.92%) PKI
4 8 (2.60%) Hedge funds
4 8 (2.60%) Hybrid Cloud
4 8 (2.60%) Management Information System
5 7 (2.27%) Equities
5 7 (2.27%) Fixed Income
5 7 (2.27%) Foreign Exchange (FX)
5 7 (2.27%) Self-Motivation
6 6 (1.95%) Cloud Native
7 2 (0.65%) CAN bus
7 2 (0.65%) CCTV
7 2 (0.65%) Fibre Optics
7 2 (0.65%) Greenfield Project
7 2 (0.65%) Video Conferencing
7 2 (0.65%) Virtual Team
8 1 (0.32%) CMDB
8 1 (0.32%) Data Protection Act
8 1 (0.32%) Online Banking
Operating Systems
1 13 (4.22%) Linux
1 13 (4.22%) Windows
2 7 (2.27%) Windows Server
3 5 (1.62%) Unix
4 4 (1.30%) Apple iOS
5 2 (0.65%) CentOS
5 2 (0.65%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
5 2 (0.65%) Ubuntu
6 1 (0.32%) Mac OS X
6 1 (0.32%) Windows 10
6 1 (0.32%) Windows Server 2012
Processes & Methodologies
1 53 (17.21%) Network Design
2 33 (10.71%) Migration
3 29 (9.42%) Network Architecture
4 23 (7.47%) Analytics
5 22 (7.14%) ITIL
5 22 (7.14%) Load Balancing
5 22 (7.14%) Network Management
6 21 (6.82%) Agile Software Development
6 21 (6.82%) DevOps
7 20 (6.49%) Service Management
8 19 (6.17%) Network Monitoring
8 19 (6.17%) Problem-Solving
9 16 (5.19%) Infrastructure as Code
10 14 (4.55%) Penetration Testing
10 14 (4.55%) Security Monitoring
11 13 (4.22%) Change Management
11 13 (4.22%) Configuration Management
11 13 (4.22%) Security Operations
12 11 (3.57%) Service Delivery
13 10 (3.25%) Mathematics
Programming Languages
1 56 (18.18%) Python
2 17 (5.52%) PowerShell
3 12 (3.90%) C#
4 11 (3.57%) Java
5 7 (2.27%) C++
5 7 (2.27%) JavaScript
5 7 (2.27%) Perl
6 4 (1.30%) C
6 4 (1.30%) SQL
7 3 (0.97%) Bash Shell
8 1 (0.32%) Go
8 1 (0.32%) Scala
Qualifications
1 122 (39.61%) Cisco Certification
2 90 (29.22%) CCNP
3 76 (24.68%) Security Cleared
4 52 (16.88%) SC Cleared
5 49 (15.91%) CCIE
6 29 (9.42%) CCNA
7 20 (6.49%) Degree
8 10 (3.25%) CCDP
8 10 (3.25%) CCIE Service Provider
8 10 (3.25%) JNCIP
8 10 (3.25%) JNCIS
9 6 (1.95%) CCIP
9 6 (1.95%) CISSP
9 6 (1.95%) Computer Science Degree
10 5 (1.62%) CCIE Routing and Switching
10 5 (1.62%) CCIE Security
11 4 (1.30%) AWS Certification
11 4 (1.30%) BPSS Clearance
11 4 (1.30%) DV Cleared
12 3 (0.97%) CCIE Wireless
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 18 (5.84%) SLA
2 4 (1.30%) QA
3 3 (0.97%) PCI DSS
4 2 (0.65%) Sarbanes-Oxley
5 1 (0.32%) Disclosure Scotland
5 1 (0.32%) PMO
System Software
1 29 (9.42%) VMware Infrastructure
2 19 (6.17%) VMware NSX
3 18 (5.84%) Active Directory
4 9 (2.92%) VMware ESXi
5 3 (0.97%) Docker
5 3 (0.97%) Virtual Machines
5 3 (0.97%) vSphere
6 2 (0.65%) KVM
6 2 (0.65%) pfSense
7 1 (0.32%) Ceph
7 1 (0.32%) Firmware
7 1 (0.32%) GPFS
7 1 (0.32%) Hyper-V
7 1 (0.32%) LXC
7 1 (0.32%) NFS
7 1 (0.32%) ProxySG
7 1 (0.32%) Virtual Desktop
7 1 (0.32%) VMware Server
7 1 (0.32%) Xen
Systems Management
1 37 (12.01%) Terraform
2 35 (11.36%) Ansible
3 20 (6.49%) FortiGate
4 6 (1.95%) Nagios
5 5 (1.62%) Cisco Prime
6 4 (1.30%) Cisco CUCM
6 4 (1.30%) Puppet
6 4 (1.30%) vCenter Server
7 3 (0.97%) Stealthwatch
7 3 (0.97%) vRealize
7 3 (0.97%) vRealize Orchestrator
8 2 (0.65%) Cisco CME
8 2 (0.65%) Kubernetes
8 2 (0.65%) OPNET
8 2 (0.65%) Packer
8 2 (0.65%) QRadar
8 2 (0.65%) SCCM
8 2 (0.65%) SCOrch
9 1 (0.32%) Proxmox
9 1 (0.32%) WhatsUp Gold
Vendors
1 231 (75.00%) Cisco
2 70 (22.73%) Juniper
3 60 (19.48%) F5
4 54 (17.53%) CheckPoint
5 42 (13.64%) Palo Alto
6 41 (13.31%) VMware
7 39 (12.66%) Nokia
8 36 (11.69%) Fortinet
9 24 (7.79%) SolarWinds
10 20 (6.49%) Microsoft
11 17 (5.52%) Meraki
12 14 (4.55%) Aruba
12 14 (4.55%) Zscaler
13 13 (4.22%) Arista
14 12 (3.90%) Infoblox
15 11 (3.57%) Extreme Networks
15 11 (3.57%) Huawei
15 11 (3.57%) McAfee
16 10 (3.25%) ADVA
16 10 (3.25%) Oracle