Period
to 17 August 2018

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 17 August 2018 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
17 Aug 2018
Same period 2017 Same period 2016
Rank 413 423 417
Rank change year-on-year +10 -6 -68
Contract jobs citing BGP 532 447 569
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in England 0.57% 0.51% 0.57%
As % of the Communications & Networking category 4.20% 3.68% 3.68%
Number of daily rates quoted 318 269 331
England median daily rate £425 £438 £375
Median daily rate % change year-on-year -2.86% +16.67% -
10th Percentile £290 £300 £263
90th Percentile £539 £550 £538
UK median daily rate £425 £425 £375
% change year-on-year - +13.33% -
Number of hourly rates quoted 18 10 18
England median hourly rate £46.50 £27.75 £47.83
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year +67.57% -41.98% +11.88%
10th Percentile £33.35 £12.75 £40.48
90th Percentile £57.11 £67.33 £53.75
UK median hourly rate £43.96 £28.75 £46.92
% change year-on-year +52.90% -38.72% +9.74%

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 12,674 12,152 15,471
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in England 13.47% 13.77% 15.37%
Number of daily rates quoted 7,784 7,336 9,529
England median daily rate £425 £413 £400
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +3.03% +3.13% +6.67%
10th Percentile £205 £208 £224
90th Percentile £613 £588 £575
UK median daily rate £425 £408 £400
% change year-on-year +4.29% +1.88% +6.67%
Number of hourly rates quoted 707 677 697
England median hourly rate £20.00 £18.00 £25.00
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year +11.11% -28.00% +21.95%
10th Percentile £12.39 £11.00 £11.00
90th Percentile £48.75 £48.75 £46.24
UK median hourly rate £20.00 £19.00 £25.00
% change year-on-year +5.26% -24.00% +21.95%

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 17 August 2018.

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 17 August 2018.

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 17 August 2018. 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 +26 255 £425 -5.56% 41
South East -13 138 £425 -5.56% 14
North of England -17 55 £425 - 24
South West +9 34 £400 -11.11% 6
East of England -4 27 £388 -3.85% 16
Midlands -2 24 £315 -40.00% 11
West Midlands -4 24 £315 -13.10% 8
North West -16 24 £450 +12.92% 12
Yorkshire -16 20 £413 -4.07% 7
North East +1 14 £475 +20.63% 5
BGP
UK

For the 6 months to 17 August 2018, 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.

1 438 (82.33%) Cisco
2 372 (69.92%) OSPF
3 325 (61.09%) Firewall
4 295 (55.45%) Cisco Certification
5 256 (48.12%) MPLS
6 231 (43.42%) CCNP
6 231 (43.42%) WAN
7 186 (34.96%) VPN
8 175 (32.89%) LAN
8 175 (32.89%) Juniper
9 173 (32.52%) Data Centre
10 157 (29.51%) Cisco ASA
11 151 (28.38%) Wireless
12 143 (26.88%) EIGRP
13 138 (25.94%) TCP/IP
14 137 (25.75%) Cisco Nexus
15 128 (24.06%) DNS
16 115 (21.62%) CheckPoint
17 114 (21.43%) F5
18 101 (18.98%) CCIE
19 100 (18.80%) VLAN
20 99 (18.61%) Network Security
21 98 (18.42%) Security Cleared
22 94 (17.67%) ITIL
23 91 (17.11%) CCNA
24 89 (16.73%) Finance
25 82 (15.41%) VMware
26 78 (14.66%) IPsec
27 75 (14.10%) SC Cleared
27 75 (14.10%) Network Design

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 13 (2.44%) OpenStack
2 9 (1.69%) Confluence
3 4 (0.75%) Skype for Business
4 2 (0.38%) Elasticsearch
4 2 (0.38%) SharePoint
5 1 (0.19%) Apache
5 1 (0.19%) nginx
Applications
1 12 (2.26%) MS Visio
2 6 (1.13%) Microsoft Excel
3 3 (0.56%) Microsoft Office
Business Applications
1 1 (0.19%) Payment Gateway
Cloud Services
1 35 (6.58%) Amazon AWS
2 25 (4.70%) Microsoft Azure
3 11 (2.07%) PaaS
4 8 (1.50%) SaaS
5 7 (1.32%) Virtual Private Cloud
6 6 (1.13%) IaaS
7 5 (0.94%) Akamai
8 4 (0.75%) Cloud Computing
8 4 (0.75%) Office 365
9 2 (0.38%) Amazon EC2
9 2 (0.38%) GitHub
9 2 (0.38%) Google Cloud Platform
10 1 (0.19%) Amazon S3
10 1 (0.19%) AWS CloudFormation
10 1 (0.19%) AWS Lambda
10 1 (0.19%) OpenShift
10 1 (0.19%) Route 53
10 1 (0.19%) Serverless
Communications & Networking
1 372 (69.92%) OSPF
2 325 (61.09%) Firewall
3 256 (48.12%) MPLS
4 231 (43.42%) WAN
5 186 (34.96%) VPN
6 175 (32.89%) LAN
7 157 (29.51%) Cisco ASA
8 151 (28.38%) Wireless
9 143 (26.88%) EIGRP
10 138 (25.94%) TCP/IP
11 137 (25.75%) Cisco Nexus
12 128 (24.06%) DNS
13 100 (18.80%) VLAN
14 99 (18.61%) Network Security
15 78 (14.66%) IPsec
16 64 (12.03%) DHCP
17 62 (11.65%) Cisco IOS
18 61 (11.47%) F5 BIG-IP LTM
19 60 (11.28%) Multicast
20 55 (10.34%) HSRP
Database & Business Intelligence
1 3 (0.56%) MySQL
2 2 (0.38%) Big Data
2 2 (0.38%) GIS
2 2 (0.38%) PostgreSQL
2 2 (0.38%) SQLite
3 1 (0.19%) RDBMS
3 1 (0.19%) Redis
3 1 (0.19%) Relational Database
Development Applications
1 10 (1.88%) Git (software)
1 10 (1.88%) JIRA
1 10 (1.88%) VSS/SourceSafe
2 6 (1.13%) Team Foundation Server
3 4 (0.75%) Jenkins
4 2 (0.38%) Metasploit
4 2 (0.38%) Robot Framework
4 2 (0.38%) Sonatype Nexus
5 1 (0.19%) Cucumber
5 1 (0.19%) Subversion
General
1 89 (16.73%) Finance
2 51 (9.59%) Telecoms
3 27 (5.08%) Banking
4 7 (1.32%) Retail
5 6 (1.13%) Investment Banking
5 6 (1.13%) Multimedia
6 4 (0.75%) Manufacturing
7 3 (0.56%) Corporate Banking
8 2 (0.38%) Financial Institution
8 2 (0.38%) German Language
8 2 (0.38%) Publishing
9 1 (0.19%) Advertising
9 1 (0.19%) Electronics
9 1 (0.19%) Games
9 1 (0.19%) Law
Job Titles
1 298 (56.02%) Network Engineer
2 82 (15.41%) Cisco Engineer
3 67 (12.59%) Senior Network Engineer
4 55 (10.34%) Architect
5 53 (9.96%) Network Security Engineer
5 53 (9.96%) Security Engineer
6 52 (9.77%) Cisco Network Engineer
7 40 (7.52%) Network Architect
8 35 (6.58%) Analyst
8 35 (6.58%) Senior Cisco Engineer
9 28 (5.26%) Network Analyst
10 26 (4.89%) Consultant
11 24 (4.51%) Juniper Engineer
12 22 (4.14%) SC Cleared Network Engineer
13 21 (3.95%) Support Engineer
13 21 (3.95%) WAN Engineer
14 20 (3.76%) Network Support
15 18 (3.38%) Senior Cisco Network Engineer
16 15 (2.82%) Network Support Engineer
17 13 (2.44%) Design Engineer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 41 (7.71%) 802.1X
2 7 (1.32%) Web Services
3 5 (0.94%) JSON
3 5 (0.94%) XML
3 5 (0.94%) YAML
4 4 (0.75%) CSS
5 3 (0.56%) Elastic Stack
5 3 (0.56%) Spine.js
5 3 (0.56%) XMPP
6 2 (0.38%) HTML
6 2 (0.38%) Kafka
6 2 (0.38%) LDAP
7 1 (0.19%) .NET
7 1 (0.19%) ASP.NET
7 1 (0.19%) FIX Protocol
7 1 (0.19%) Middleware
7 1 (0.19%) SAML
7 1 (0.19%) SOAP
7 1 (0.19%) WAP
7 1 (0.19%) XML-RPC
Miscellaneous
1 173 (32.52%) Data Centre
2 46 (8.65%) Analytical Skills
3 19 (3.57%) Video Conferencing
4 17 (3.20%) Self-Motivation
5 14 (2.63%) Management Information System
6 13 (2.44%) Computer Science
7 11 (2.07%) Linux Command Line
8 10 (1.88%) PKI
9 5 (0.94%) Driving Licence
9 5 (0.94%) Fat Client
9 5 (0.94%) Public Cloud
9 5 (0.94%) Thin Client
10 4 (0.75%) Clustering
11 3 (0.56%) Enterprise Software
11 3 (0.56%) Greenfield Project
12 2 (0.38%) Cyberthreat
12 2 (0.38%) Digital Signage
12 2 (0.38%) Distributed Denial-of-Service
12 2 (0.38%) User Experience
12 2 (0.38%) Virtual Team
Operating Systems
1 73 (13.72%) Linux
2 50 (9.40%) Windows
3 32 (6.02%) Unix
4 18 (3.38%) Windows Server
5 6 (1.13%) Solaris
6 5 (0.94%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
6 5 (0.94%) Ubuntu
7 4 (0.75%) CentOS
7 4 (0.75%) Debian
8 3 (0.56%) Check Point GAiA
9 2 (0.38%) Mac OS
9 2 (0.38%) Windows 10
10 1 (0.19%) SUSE
10 1 (0.19%) Windows Server 2012
Processes & Methodologies
1 94 (17.67%) ITIL
2 75 (14.10%) Network Design
3 64 (12.03%) Load Balancing
4 63 (11.84%) Migration
5 59 (11.09%) Network Management
6 58 (10.90%) Change Management
7 51 (9.59%) Network Monitoring
8 42 (7.89%) Project Management
9 41 (7.71%) Network Virtualisation
10 39 (7.33%) Problem-Solving
11 32 (6.02%) Service Delivery
12 26 (4.89%) Incident Management
13 24 (4.51%) Network Architecture
14 23 (4.32%) Change Control
14 23 (4.32%) Service Management
15 22 (4.14%) DevOps
15 22 (4.14%) High Availability
15 22 (4.14%) Problem Management
15 22 (4.14%) Root Cause Analysis
16 20 (3.76%) Mentoring
Programming Languages
1 65 (12.22%) Python
2 21 (3.95%) Bash Shell
3 19 (3.57%) Perl
4 9 (1.69%) Ruby
5 8 (1.50%) C
6 7 (1.32%) PowerShell
7 6 (1.13%) Java
8 4 (0.75%) PHP
8 4 (0.75%) SQL
9 2 (0.38%) AWK
9 2 (0.38%) Bourne shell
10 1 (0.19%) C#
10 1 (0.19%) C++
10 1 (0.19%) R
10 1 (0.19%) Shell Script
10 1 (0.19%) Tcl
10 1 (0.19%) VB
10 1 (0.19%) VBScript
10 1 (0.19%) XPath
Qualifications
1 295 (55.45%) Cisco Certification
2 231 (43.42%) CCNP
3 101 (18.98%) CCIE
4 98 (18.42%) Security Cleared
5 91 (17.11%) CCNA
6 75 (14.10%) SC Cleared
7 48 (9.02%) CCDP
8 36 (6.77%) DV Cleared
9 35 (6.58%) Degree
10 31 (5.83%) JNCIS
11 18 (3.38%) CCSE
11 18 (3.38%) JNCIA
12 17 (3.20%) JNCIP
13 15 (2.82%) CISSP
14 13 (2.44%) CCSA
15 12 (2.26%) Check Point Certification
16 10 (1.88%) Computer Science Degree
17 9 (1.69%) CCIP
18 8 (1.50%) CCIE Routing and Switching
19 7 (1.32%) CCSP
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 20 (3.76%) QA
2 13 (2.44%) SLA
3 8 (1.50%) PCI DSS
4 7 (1.32%) ISO/IEC 27001
5 5 (0.94%) PMO
6 4 (0.75%) COBIT
7 2 (0.38%) Cyber Essentials
7 2 (0.38%) Data Quality
8 1 (0.19%) GCP
8 1 (0.19%) Government Security Classifications
System Software
1 66 (12.41%) VMware Infrastructure
2 21 (3.95%) Active Directory
3 14 (2.63%) VMware NSX
4 11 (2.07%) ProxySG
5 9 (1.69%) Hyper-V
6 6 (1.13%) Docker
7 4 (0.75%) Firmware
7 4 (0.75%) KVM
8 3 (0.56%) Snort
8 3 (0.56%) vSphere
9 2 (0.38%) NFS
9 2 (0.38%) VirtualBox
9 2 (0.38%) VMware ESXi
10 1 (0.19%) Ceph
10 1 (0.19%) FreeRADIUS
10 1 (0.19%) pfSense
Systems Management
1 21 (3.95%) Ansible
1 21 (3.95%) Cisco Prime
2 20 (3.76%) FortiGate
3 15 (2.82%) CA Spectrum
4 10 (1.88%) Cisco UCCX
4 10 (1.88%) Nagios
5 9 (1.69%) Cisco CUCM
5 9 (1.69%) Puppet
6 8 (1.50%) Opscode Chef
6 8 (1.50%) Opsview
6 8 (1.50%) SolarWinds Orion
7 7 (1.32%) Cacti
8 6 (1.13%) Computer Emergency Response Teams
8 6 (1.13%) CSIRT
8 6 (1.13%) vCenter Server
9 4 (0.75%) Grafana
9 4 (0.75%) Norton AntiVirus
9 4 (0.75%) QRadar
9 4 (0.75%) SCOM
10 3 (0.56%) Cisco IPCC
Vendors
1 438 (82.33%) Cisco
2 175 (32.89%) Juniper
3 115 (21.62%) CheckPoint
4 114 (21.43%) F5
5 82 (15.41%) VMware
6 66 (12.41%) Palo Alto
7 47 (8.83%) Fortinet
8 42 (7.89%) SolarWinds
9 37 (6.95%) Microsoft
10 34 (6.39%) Blue Coat
11 31 (5.83%) Arista
12 29 (5.45%) Aruba
13 26 (4.89%) Citrix
14 25 (4.70%) Infoblox
15 21 (3.95%) HP
15 21 (3.95%) McAfee
15 21 (3.95%) Riverbed
16 18 (3.38%) Meraki
17 15 (2.82%) CA
18 14 (2.63%) Splunk