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 26 June 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
3 months to
26 Jun 2017
Same period 2016 Same period 2015
Rank 373 338 325
Rank change year-on-year -35 -13  
Contract jobs citing BGP 226 314 343
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in England 0.52% 0.64% 0.67%
As % of the Communications & Networking category 3.82% 4.06% 4.57%
Number of daily rates quoted 135 185 211
Median daily rate £426 £375 £350
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +13.46% +7.14%  
90% offered a daily rate of more than £300 £275 £270
10% offered a daily rate of more than £544 £525 £475
UK excluding London median daily rate £415 £363 £340
% change year-on-year +14.48% +6.61%  
Number of hourly rates quoted 7 9 1
Median hourly rate £33.00 £47.83 £40.00
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year -31.00% +19.57%  
UK excluding London median hourly rate £33.00 £47.83 £40.00
% change year-on-year -31.00% +19.57%  

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 5923 7740 7498
As % of all contract IT job vacancies advertised in England 13.72% 15.88% 14.73%
Number of daily rates quoted 3516 4793 4296
Median daily rate £400 £400 £360
Median daily rate % change year-on-year - +11.11%  
90% offered a daily rate of more than £220 £240 £220
10% offered a daily rate of more than £550 £550 £500
UK excluding London median daily rate £375 £365 £340
% change year-on-year +2.73% +7.35%  
Number of hourly rates quoted 354 352 438
Median hourly rate £24.86 £28.00 £22.83
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year -11.21% +22.64%  
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £12.00 £12.50 £13.00
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £50.00 £47.83 £45.00
UK excluding London median hourly rate £29.00 £31.50 £25.00
% change year-on-year -7.93% +26.00%  

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 26 June 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 3 months to 26 June 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 26 June 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 -20 95 £450 +5.88% 36
South East +22 77 £426 +13.46% 19
North West +23 17 £376 +15.76% 9
Yorkshire +21 12 £430 +7.50% 3
South West -13 11 £450 +24.13% 1
East of England -8 8 £388 +23.01% 5
East Midlands -6 5 £525 +68.00%
West Midlands -11 3 £450 +21.62% 3
North East +64 2 £394 +31.25%
Midlands - 1 £400 - 3
BGP
UK

For the 6 months to 26 June 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.

1 361 (84.35%) Cisco
2 300 (70.09%) OSPF
3 274 (64.02%) Cisco Certification
4 260 (60.75%) Firewall
5 231 (53.97%) CCNP
6 213 (49.77%) MPLS
7 161 (37.62%) WAN
8 160 (37.38%) VPN
9 152 (35.51%) Juniper
10 139 (32.48%) Cisco Nexus
11 138 (32.24%) LAN
12 136 (31.78%) EIGRP
13 125 (29.21%) TCP/IP
14 122 (28.50%) Wireless
15 115 (26.87%) Data Centre
16 114 (26.64%) F5
17 113 (26.40%) Cisco ASA
18 98 (22.90%) CheckPoint
19 87 (20.33%) DNS
20 85 (19.86%) CCNA
20 85 (19.86%) CCIE
20 85 (19.86%) Cisco IOS
21 83 (19.39%) Security Cleared
22 82 (19.16%) Network Design
23 80 (18.69%) Network Security
24 76 (17.76%) VLAN
25 75 (17.52%) Palo Alto
26 67 (15.65%) Fortinet
27 66 (15.42%) IPsec
27 66 (15.42%) Migration

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 (2.57%) Skype for Business
2 3 (0.70%) OpenStack
2 3 (0.70%) SharePoint
3 2 (0.47%) Exchange Server 2013
3 2 (0.47%) IIS
3 2 (0.47%) nginx
4 1 (0.23%) Apache
4 1 (0.23%) CMS
4 1 (0.23%) MS Exchange
4 1 (0.23%) Traffic Server
Applications
1 19 (4.44%) Microsoft Excel
2 14 (3.27%) MS Visio
3 11 (2.57%) Microsoft Office
4 7 (1.64%) Microsoft PowerPoint
Business Applications
1 1 (0.23%) Remedy ITSM
1 1 (0.23%) SAP Oil and Gas
Cloud Services
1 32 (7.48%) Microsoft Azure
2 23 (5.37%) Amazon AWS
3 8 (1.87%) Virtual Private Cloud
4 4 (0.93%) Office 365
5 3 (0.70%) Amazon EC2
6 2 (0.47%) Cloud Computing
7 1 (0.23%) Akamai
7 1 (0.23%) Amazon S3
7 1 (0.23%) AWS CloudFormation
7 1 (0.23%) Azure Active Directory
7 1 (0.23%) Google Cloud Platform
7 1 (0.23%) Route 53
7 1 (0.23%) SaaS
Communications & Networking
1 300 (70.09%) OSPF
2 260 (60.75%) Firewall
3 213 (49.77%) MPLS
4 161 (37.62%) WAN
5 160 (37.38%) VPN
6 139 (32.48%) Cisco Nexus
7 138 (32.24%) LAN
8 136 (31.78%) EIGRP
9 125 (29.21%) TCP/IP
10 122 (28.50%) Wireless
11 113 (26.40%) Cisco ASA
12 87 (20.33%) DNS
13 85 (19.86%) Cisco IOS
14 80 (18.69%) Network Security
15 76 (17.76%) VLAN
16 66 (15.42%) IPsec
17 51 (11.92%) IPv6
18 49 (11.45%) Multicast
19 47 (10.98%) VoIP
20 45 (10.51%) Ethernet
Database & Business Intelligence
1 5 (1.17%) SQL Server
2 3 (0.70%) MS Access
3 2 (0.47%) SQL Server 2008
Development Applications
1 7 (1.64%) VSS/SourceSafe
2 3 (0.70%) Sonatype Nexus
3 1 (0.23%) JIRA
General
1 64 (14.95%) Telecoms
2 60 (14.02%) Finance
3 19 (4.44%) Banking
4 13 (3.04%) Military
5 10 (2.34%) Marketing
6 9 (2.10%) Retail
7 7 (1.64%) Multimedia
8 4 (0.93%) Investment Banking
9 2 (0.47%) Billing
9 2 (0.47%) Electronics
9 2 (0.47%) Financial Institution
9 2 (0.47%) French Language
9 2 (0.47%) Games
9 2 (0.47%) Manufacturing
9 2 (0.47%) Publishing
10 1 (0.23%) Back Office
10 1 (0.23%) Corporate Banking
10 1 (0.23%) German Language
Job Titles
1 222 (51.87%) Network Engineer
2 79 (18.46%) Architect
3 60 (14.02%) Cisco Engineer
3 60 (14.02%) Network Architect
4 53 (12.38%) Cisco Network Engineer
5 35 (8.18%) Senior Network Engineer
6 27 (6.31%) Analyst
6 27 (6.31%) Network Support
7 26 (6.07%) Support Engineer
8 23 (5.37%) Network Support Engineer
9 21 (4.91%) Security Engineer
10 20 (4.67%) Cisco Architect
10 20 (4.67%) Consultant
10 20 (4.67%) Network Security Engineer
11 19 (4.44%) Network Analyst
12 17 (3.97%) Cisco Network Architect
12 17 (3.97%) IP Engineer
13 16 (3.74%) Network Consultant
13 16 (3.74%) Network Specialist
14 15 (3.50%) Design Engineer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 40 (9.35%) 802.1X
2 5 (1.17%) Web Services
3 3 (0.70%) CGI
3 3 (0.70%) RFC 2544
4 2 (0.47%) CSS
4 2 (0.47%) ExaBGP
4 2 (0.47%) FreeMarker
4 2 (0.47%) Middleware
4 2 (0.47%) POSIX
4 2 (0.47%) RESTful
4 2 (0.47%) XMPP
5 1 (0.23%) .NET
5 1 (0.23%) Core Data
5 1 (0.23%) JMS
5 1 (0.23%) REST
5 1 (0.23%) SOAP
Miscellaneous
1 115 (26.87%) Data Centre
2 56 (13.08%) Analytical Skills
3 12 (2.80%) Hybrid Cloud
4 7 (1.64%) CESG
4 7 (1.64%) Clustering
4 7 (1.64%) DataPower
4 7 (1.64%) Video Conferencing
5 6 (1.40%) Computer Science
6 5 (1.17%) Management Information System
6 5 (1.17%) Smart Meter
7 4 (0.93%) PKI
7 4 (0.93%) Private Cloud
7 4 (0.93%) Social Network
8 3 (0.70%) FlexPod
8 3 (0.70%) Mainframe
8 3 (0.70%) Virtual Team
9 2 (0.47%) Fat Client
9 2 (0.47%) IPTV
9 2 (0.47%) STB
9 2 (0.47%) Thin Client
Operating Systems
1 31 (7.24%) Windows
2 28 (6.54%) Linux
3 17 (3.97%) Unix
4 4 (0.93%) CentOS
4 4 (0.93%) Windows Server
5 3 (0.70%) AIX
5 3 (0.70%) Windows Server 2008
6 2 (0.47%) VyOS
6 2 (0.47%) Windows 7
6 2 (0.47%) Windows Server 2012
7 1 (0.23%) Debian
7 1 (0.23%) Mac OS X
7 1 (0.23%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
7 1 (0.23%) Ubuntu
7 1 (0.23%) Windows 10
7 1 (0.23%) Windows 2000
7 1 (0.23%) Windows 8
7 1 (0.23%) Windows Server 2003
Processes & Methodologies
1 82 (19.16%) Network Design
2 66 (15.42%) Migration
3 57 (13.32%) Load Balancing
4 55 (12.85%) Network Management
5 41 (9.58%) ITIL
6 26 (6.07%) High Availability
6 26 (6.07%) Network Monitoring
7 24 (5.61%) Mentoring
8 23 (5.37%) Continuous Improvement
8 23 (5.37%) Disaster Recovery
9 22 (5.14%) Project Management
10 17 (3.97%) Change Management
10 17 (3.97%) Network Architecture
11 16 (3.74%) Service Management
12 15 (3.50%) Integration Testing
13 14 (3.27%) SOA
13 14 (3.27%) Time Management
14 13 (3.04%) Kalman Filter
14 13 (3.04%) Service Delivery
15 12 (2.80%) People Management
Programming Languages
1 15 (3.50%) Python
2 11 (2.57%) Perl
3 8 (1.87%) Lisp
4 7 (1.64%) C
5 5 (1.17%) Bash Shell
6 4 (0.93%) Java
6 4 (0.93%) Shell Script
7 3 (0.70%) Ruby
7 3 (0.70%) SQL
8 2 (0.47%) JavaScript
8 2 (0.47%) Tcl
9 1 (0.23%) C++
9 1 (0.23%) PHP
Qualifications
1 274 (64.02%) Cisco Certification
2 231 (53.97%) CCNP
3 85 (19.86%) CCIE
3 85 (19.86%) CCNA
4 83 (19.39%) Security Cleared
5 65 (15.19%) SC Cleared
6 25 (5.84%) CCDP
7 23 (5.37%) JNCIS
8 19 (4.44%) JNCIE
9 17 (3.97%) JNCIA
10 14 (3.27%) CCIP
10 14 (3.27%) DV Cleared
11 13 (3.04%) CCIE Routing and Switching
12 12 (2.80%) Degree
13 9 (2.10%) JNCIP
14 7 (1.64%) ITIL Certification
15 6 (1.40%) CCDA
16 5 (1.17%) BPSS Clearance
16 5 (1.17%) CCVP
17 4 (0.93%) Master's Degree
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 6 (1.40%) PCI DSS
1 6 (1.40%) SLA
2 4 (0.93%) ISO/IEC 27001
2 4 (0.93%) PMO
3 3 (0.70%) Sarbanes-Oxley
4 1 (0.23%) Disclosure Scotland
System Software
1 34 (7.94%) VMware Infrastructure
2 13 (3.04%) Active Directory
3 9 (2.10%) ProxySG
4 5 (1.17%) vCloud
5 3 (0.70%) Hyper-V
5 3 (0.70%) KVM
5 3 (0.70%) NFS
5 3 (0.70%) VMware ESXi
6 2 (0.47%) Docker
6 2 (0.47%) EMC RecoverPoint
6 2 (0.47%) Firmware
6 2 (0.47%) Virtual Machines
6 2 (0.47%) VirtualBox
6 2 (0.47%) vSphere
6 2 (0.47%) XenApp
7 1 (0.23%) pfSense
7 1 (0.23%) VMware Server
Systems Management
1 37 (8.64%) FortiGate
2 32 (7.48%) Cisco Prime
3 17 (3.97%) Cisco CUCM
4 10 (2.34%) Cisco UCCX
5 9 (2.10%) Nagios
6 8 (1.87%) Cacti
7 7 (1.64%) HP UCMDB
7 7 (1.64%) OPNET
8 6 (1.40%) OVSD
9 5 (1.17%) Netcool
10 4 (0.93%) Opscode Chef
10 4 (0.93%) Puppet
11 2 (0.47%) Graphite
11 2 (0.47%) Kubernetes
11 2 (0.47%) vRealize
11 2 (0.47%) ZABBIX
12 1 (0.23%) Cisco UCCE
12 1 (0.23%) HP Quality Center
12 1 (0.23%) SCOM
12 1 (0.23%) WhatsUp Gold
Vendors
1 361 (84.35%) Cisco
2 152 (35.51%) Juniper
3 114 (26.64%) F5
4 98 (22.90%) CheckPoint
5 75 (17.52%) Palo Alto
6 67 (15.65%) Fortinet
7 53 (12.38%) VMware
8 43 (10.05%) SolarWinds
9 33 (7.71%) HP
10 29 (6.78%) Arista
11 28 (6.54%) Citrix
12 26 (6.07%) Blue Coat
13 24 (5.61%) Microsoft
14 19 (4.44%) Riverbed
15 16 (3.74%) Aruba
16 13 (3.04%) IBM
17 12 (2.80%) Huawei
17 12 (2.80%) Infoblox
18 11 (2.57%) Nokia
19 10 (2.34%) Motorola
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