Period
to 22 October 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 22 October 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
22 Oct 2018
Same period 2017 Same period 2016
Rank 420 479 448
Rank change year-on-year +59 -31 -87
Contract jobs citing BGP 519 395 500
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in England 0.55% 0.43% 0.51%
As % of the Communications & Networking category 4.15% 3.14% 3.34%
Number of daily rates quoted 315 220 290
England median daily rate £425 £425 £388
Median daily rate % change year-on-year - +9.68% +3.33%
10th Percentile £307 £298 £270
90th Percentile £538 £538 £557
UK median daily rate £425 £415 £380
% change year-on-year +2.41% +9.21% +1.33%
Number of hourly rates quoted 14 8 12
England median hourly rate £46.50 £32.75 £46.92
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year +41.98% -30.19% -1.91%
10th Percentile £24.86 £12.75 £37.93
90th Percentile £58.76 £67.48 £53.18
UK median hourly rate £43.71 £32.75 £46.00
% change year-on-year +33.46% -28.80% +1.29%

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 12,493 12,563 14,987
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in England 13.23% 13.75% 15.34%
Number of daily rates quoted 7,561 7,726 9,208
England median daily rate £425 £405 £400
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +4.94% +1.25% +3.23%
10th Percentile £200 £200 £224
90th Percentile £613 £588 £575
UK median daily rate £425 £400 £400
% change year-on-year +6.25% - +5.26%
Number of hourly rates quoted 602 654 738
England median hourly rate £19.69 £18.70 £22.50
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year +5.31% -16.89% +12.50%
10th Percentile £12.25 £11.64 £11.65
90th Percentile £50.00 £47.50 £46.96
UK median hourly rate £19.00 £19.32 £22.84
% change year-on-year -1.63% -15.41% +14.18%

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 22 October 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 22 October 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 22 October 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 +52 255 £425 - 59
South East -26 107 £425 -2.91% 23
North of England -4 63 £400 -6.98% 32
South West +5 41 £400 -11.11% 10
East of England +25 31 £415 +2.98% 6
North West -9 27 £425 -2.86% 16
Midlands -22 23 £425 -17.11% 29
West Midlands -5 22 £425 +2.41% 20
North East +22 19 £300 -23.81% 5
Yorkshire -16 17 £417 -3.02% 11
East Midlands +5 1 - - 9
BGP
UK

For the 6 months to 22 October 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.

1 424 (81.70%) Cisco
2 388 (74.76%) OSPF
3 339 (65.32%) Firewall
4 305 (58.77%) Cisco Certification
5 245 (47.21%) CCNP
5 245 (47.21%) MPLS
6 225 (43.35%) WAN
7 181 (34.87%) VPN
8 178 (34.30%) LAN
9 167 (32.18%) Juniper
10 165 (31.79%) Data Centre
11 154 (29.67%) Wireless
12 148 (28.52%) Cisco ASA
13 147 (28.32%) Cisco Nexus
14 146 (28.13%) EIGRP
15 138 (26.59%) CheckPoint
16 132 (25.43%) TCP/IP
17 130 (25.05%) F5
18 108 (20.81%) CCIE
19 104 (20.04%) DNS
20 102 (19.65%) VLAN
21 93 (17.92%) Network Security
22 89 (17.15%) CCNA
23 88 (16.96%) Finance
24 85 (16.38%) IPsec
24 85 (16.38%) ITIL
25 82 (15.80%) Security Cleared
26 79 (15.22%) Network Design
26 79 (15.22%) Palo Alto
27 78 (15.03%) VMware

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 18 (3.47%) OpenStack
2 9 (1.73%) Confluence
3 5 (0.96%) Skype for Business
4 3 (0.58%) Elasticsearch
5 2 (0.39%) SharePoint
Applications
1 11 (2.12%) MS Visio
2 5 (0.96%) Microsoft Excel
2 5 (0.96%) Microsoft Office
Business Applications
1 1 (0.19%) Payment Gateway
Cloud Services
1 41 (7.90%) Amazon AWS
2 31 (5.97%) Microsoft Azure
3 13 (2.50%) Virtual Private Cloud
4 9 (1.73%) Google Cloud Platform
5 8 (1.54%) IaaS
6 7 (1.35%) PaaS
7 6 (1.16%) Office 365
8 4 (0.77%) Cloud Computing
8 4 (0.77%) SaaS
9 3 (0.58%) Akamai
10 2 (0.39%) GitHub
11 1 (0.19%) Amazon EC2
11 1 (0.19%) AWS CloudFormation
11 1 (0.19%) AWS Lambda
11 1 (0.19%) OpenShift
11 1 (0.19%) Serverless
Communications & Networking
1 388 (74.76%) OSPF
2 339 (65.32%) Firewall
3 245 (47.21%) MPLS
4 225 (43.35%) WAN
5 181 (34.87%) VPN
6 178 (34.30%) LAN
7 154 (29.67%) Wireless
8 148 (28.52%) Cisco ASA
9 147 (28.32%) Cisco Nexus
10 146 (28.13%) EIGRP
11 132 (25.43%) TCP/IP
12 104 (20.04%) DNS
13 102 (19.65%) VLAN
14 93 (17.92%) Network Security
15 85 (16.38%) IPsec
16 69 (13.29%) Multicast
17 67 (12.91%) F5 BIG-IP LTM
18 66 (12.72%) Cisco IOS
19 64 (12.33%) DHCP
20 60 (11.56%) Internet
Database & Business Intelligence
1 4 (0.77%) MySQL
2 3 (0.58%) PostgreSQL
2 3 (0.58%) SQLite
3 2 (0.39%) Big Data
3 2 (0.39%) Redis
4 1 (0.19%) RDBMS
4 1 (0.19%) Relational Database
Development Applications
1 14 (2.70%) JIRA
2 9 (1.73%) Git (software)
2 9 (1.73%) VSS/SourceSafe
3 6 (1.16%) Sonatype Nexus
4 5 (0.96%) Atlassian Bamboo
4 5 (0.96%) Jenkins
5 3 (0.58%) Robot Framework
6 2 (0.39%) Metasploit
7 1 (0.19%) Cucumber
7 1 (0.19%) Team Foundation Server
General
1 88 (16.96%) Finance
2 46 (8.86%) Telecoms
3 26 (5.01%) Banking
4 7 (1.35%) Multimedia
5 4 (0.77%) Investment Banking
5 4 (0.77%) Manufacturing
6 3 (0.58%) Law
6 3 (0.58%) Retail
7 2 (0.39%) German Language
7 2 (0.39%) Spanish Language
8 1 (0.19%) Corporate Banking
8 1 (0.19%) Electronics
8 1 (0.19%) Financial Institution
8 1 (0.19%) Games
8 1 (0.19%) Legal
Job Titles
1 307 (59.15%) Network Engineer
2 76 (14.64%) Cisco Engineer
3 66 (12.72%) Senior Network Engineer
4 53 (10.21%) Cisco Network Engineer
5 49 (9.44%) Network Security Engineer
5 49 (9.44%) Security Engineer
6 36 (6.94%) Analyst
6 36 (6.94%) Architect
7 30 (5.78%) Consultant
7 30 (5.78%) Network Architect
8 29 (5.59%) Network Analyst
9 26 (5.01%) Senior Cisco Engineer
10 22 (4.24%) SC Cleared Network Engineer
11 18 (3.47%) Network Consultant
12 16 (3.08%) Juniper Engineer
13 15 (2.89%) Network Support
13 15 (2.89%) Senior Cisco Network Engineer
13 15 (2.89%) Senior Network Security Engineer
13 15 (2.89%) Senior Security Engineer
14 14 (2.70%) Firewall Engineer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 48 (9.25%) 802.1X
2 8 (1.54%) CSS
3 7 (1.35%) XML
4 6 (1.16%) JSON
5 5 (0.96%) Web Services
6 4 (0.77%) Elastic Stack
6 4 (0.77%) Spine.js
7 3 (0.58%) .NET
7 3 (0.58%) Kafka
7 3 (0.58%) LDAP
7 3 (0.58%) REST
7 3 (0.58%) SOAP
7 3 (0.58%) XMPP
8 2 (0.39%) RabbitMQ
8 2 (0.39%) SAML
8 2 (0.39%) XML-RPC
9 1 (0.19%) ASP.NET
9 1 (0.19%) Gherkin
9 1 (0.19%) Middleware
9 1 (0.19%) YAML
Miscellaneous
1 165 (31.79%) Data Centre
2 40 (7.71%) Analytical Skills
3 26 (5.01%) Self-Motivation
4 18 (3.47%) Computer Science
5 12 (2.31%) Management Information System
6 9 (1.73%) PKI
7 8 (1.54%) Driving Licence
7 8 (1.54%) Linux Command Line
8 7 (1.35%) Public Cloud
8 7 (1.35%) Video Conferencing
9 5 (0.96%) Fat Client
9 5 (0.96%) Thin Client
10 4 (0.77%) Blog
10 4 (0.77%) Fintech
10 4 (0.77%) Handset
11 3 (0.58%) Distributed Denial-of-Service
12 2 (0.39%) Cyberthreat
12 2 (0.39%) Foreign Exchange (FX)
12 2 (0.39%) Greenfield Project
12 2 (0.39%) User Experience
Operating Systems
1 69 (13.29%) Linux
2 50 (9.63%) Windows
3 28 (5.39%) Unix
4 15 (2.89%) Windows Server
5 8 (1.54%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
5 8 (1.54%) Ubuntu
5 8 (1.54%) Windows Server 2012
6 7 (1.35%) Windows Server 2003
7 6 (1.16%) CentOS
7 6 (1.16%) Solaris
8 5 (0.96%) Debian
9 3 (0.58%) Check Point GAiA
10 2 (0.39%) Windows 10
10 2 (0.39%) Windows 7
10 2 (0.39%) Windows Server 2008
11 1 (0.19%) SUSE
Processes & Methodologies
1 85 (16.38%) ITIL
2 79 (15.22%) Network Design
3 64 (12.33%) Load Balancing
4 63 (12.14%) Network Management
5 51 (9.83%) Change Management
6 45 (8.67%) Migration
7 38 (7.32%) Network Monitoring
8 32 (6.17%) Network Architecture
9 31 (5.97%) Network Virtualisation
10 30 (5.78%) High Availability
10 30 (5.78%) Problem-Solving
10 30 (5.78%) Project Management
11 26 (5.01%) Change Control
11 26 (5.01%) Root Cause Analysis
12 24 (4.62%) Incident Management
13 20 (3.85%) DevOps
14 18 (3.47%) Capacity Planning
15 17 (3.28%) Agile Software Development
15 17 (3.28%) Service Delivery
16 16 (3.08%) Low Latency
Programming Languages
1 63 (12.14%) Python
2 28 (5.39%) Bash Shell
3 22 (4.24%) Perl
4 13 (2.50%) PowerShell
5 12 (2.31%) C
6 9 (1.73%) Ruby
7 6 (1.16%) Java
8 5 (0.96%) PHP
9 4 (0.77%) Tcl
10 3 (0.58%) Bourne shell
10 3 (0.58%) SQL
11 2 (0.39%) AWK
11 2 (0.39%) JavaScript
11 2 (0.39%) XPath
12 1 (0.19%) C#
12 1 (0.19%) Go
12 1 (0.19%) R
12 1 (0.19%) Shell Script
12 1 (0.19%) VB
12 1 (0.19%) VBScript
Qualifications
1 305 (58.77%) Cisco Certification
2 245 (47.21%) CCNP
3 108 (20.81%) CCIE
4 89 (17.15%) CCNA
5 82 (15.80%) Security Cleared
6 65 (12.52%) SC Cleared
7 33 (6.36%) CCDP
7 33 (6.36%) Degree
8 21 (4.05%) CCSE
8 21 (4.05%) DV Cleared
9 15 (2.89%) CCSA
9 15 (2.89%) JNCIS
10 14 (2.70%) Check Point Certification
10 14 (2.70%) CISSP
10 14 (2.70%) JNCIP
11 12 (2.31%) Computer Science Degree
12 9 (1.73%) CCIE Routing and Switching
12 9 (1.73%) VMware Certified Professional (VCP)
13 8 (1.54%) CCSP
13 8 (1.54%) JNCIA
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 20 (3.85%) QA
2 8 (1.54%) SLA
3 4 (0.77%) COBIT
3 4 (0.77%) PCI DSS
4 3 (0.58%) Government Security Classifications
4 3 (0.58%) ISO/IEC 27001
5 2 (0.39%) ISO/IEC 27002 (supersedes ISO/IEC 17799)
6 1 (0.19%) GPG13
6 1 (0.19%) OASIS TOSCA
System Software
1 51 (9.83%) VMware Infrastructure
2 18 (3.47%) Active Directory
3 11 (2.12%) Docker
3 11 (2.12%) ProxySG
4 8 (1.54%) KVM
4 8 (1.54%) VMware ESXi
4 8 (1.54%) VMware NSX
5 7 (1.35%) Hyper-V
6 6 (1.16%) vSphere
7 2 (0.39%) NFS
7 2 (0.39%) VirtualBox
8 1 (0.19%) Ceph
8 1 (0.19%) Firmware
8 1 (0.19%) FreeRADIUS
8 1 (0.19%) iptables
8 1 (0.19%) pfSense
8 1 (0.19%) Snort
Systems Management
1 29 (5.59%) Cisco Prime
2 23 (4.43%) FortiGate
3 21 (4.05%) Ansible
4 17 (3.28%) Nagios
5 15 (2.89%) Cacti
6 12 (2.31%) Cisco UCCX
7 10 (1.93%) vCenter Server
8 9 (1.73%) Cisco CUCM
9 8 (1.54%) CA Spectrum
9 8 (1.54%) Opscode Chef
9 8 (1.54%) Puppet
10 7 (1.35%) SolarWinds Orion
11 6 (1.16%) Computer Emergency Response Teams
11 6 (1.16%) CSIRT
11 6 (1.16%) Norton AntiVirus
12 5 (0.96%) Grafana
12 5 (0.96%) Opsview
12 5 (0.96%) QRadar
12 5 (0.96%) Single Sign-On
12 5 (0.96%) Stealthwatch
Vendors
1 424 (81.70%) Cisco
2 167 (32.18%) Juniper
3 138 (26.59%) CheckPoint
4 130 (25.05%) F5
5 79 (15.22%) Palo Alto
6 78 (15.03%) VMware
7 59 (11.37%) SolarWinds
8 57 (10.98%) Fortinet
9 39 (7.51%) Blue Coat
10 38 (7.32%) Arista
11 34 (6.55%) Aruba
12 33 (6.36%) Microsoft
13 27 (5.20%) HP
13 27 (5.20%) Infoblox
14 26 (5.01%) Meraki
15 25 (4.82%) Riverbed
16 23 (4.43%) McAfee
17 20 (3.85%) Citrix
18 17 (3.28%) Extreme Networks
19 16 (3.08%) Forcepoint