Period
to 26 May 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 26 May 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
26 May 2018
Same period 2017 Same period 2016
Rank 430 411 404
Rank change year-on-year -19 -7 -82
Contract jobs citing BGP 491 442 569
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in England 0.53% 0.53% 0.58%
As % of the Communications & Networking category 3.93% 3.75% 3.92%
Number of daily rates quoted 295 298 349
England median daily rate £425 £425 £375
Median daily rate % change year-on-year - +13.33% +7.14%
10th Percentile £272 £268 £263
90th Percentile £638 £538 £525
UK median daily rate £425 £400 £375
% change year-on-year +6.25% +6.67% +7.14%
Number of hourly rates quoted 11 12 15
England median hourly rate £44.00 £22.00 £47.83
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year +100.00% -54.00% +19.58%
10th Percentile £12.75 £12.53 £32.00
90th Percentile £52.50 £63.98 £51.38
UK median hourly rate £43.50 £30.00 £45.00
% change year-on-year +45.00% -33.33% +50.00%

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 12,482 11,786 14,506
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in England 13.45% 14.01% 14.90%
Number of daily rates quoted 7,724 7,253 8,794
England median daily rate £425 £415 £400
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +2.41% +3.75% +6.67%
10th Percentile £206 £213 £225
90th Percentile £600 £586 £575
UK median daily rate £423 £411 £400
% change year-on-year +2.80% +2.75% +6.67%
Number of hourly rates quoted 683 654 620
England median hourly rate £20.00 £19.90 £25.00
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year +0.50% -20.40% +16.28%
10th Percentile £12.00 £11.25 £11.00
90th Percentile £47.83 £50.00 £47.85
UK median hourly rate £19.49 £21.00 £25.00
% change year-on-year -7.21% -16.00% +16.28%

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 26 May 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 26 May 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 26 May 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 +5 246 £425 -5.56% 65
South East -45 127 £475 +11.70% 18
North of England -22 43 £431 +13.49% 22
Midlands -7 30 £300 -25.00% 7
South West +25 29 £475 +28.38% 8
West Midlands -12 28 £275 -13.73% 6
East of England +9 26 £375 -3.23% 11
North West -17 23 £450 +28.94% 14
Yorkshire -24 18 £425 - 8
North East +14 5 £625 +38.89%
East Midlands -2 2 £300 -42.86% 1
BGP
UK

For the 6 months to 26 May 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.

1 395 (80.45%) Cisco
2 333 (67.82%) OSPF
3 285 (58.04%) Firewall
4 270 (54.99%) Cisco Certification
5 233 (47.45%) MPLS
6 200 (40.73%) VPN
7 197 (40.12%) CCNP
8 193 (39.31%) WAN
9 182 (37.07%) Juniper
10 154 (31.36%) Data Centre
11 149 (30.35%) Cisco ASA
12 148 (30.14%) LAN
13 131 (26.68%) Cisco Nexus
14 127 (25.87%) EIGRP
15 126 (25.66%) DNS
16 123 (25.05%) Security Cleared
17 122 (24.85%) TCP/IP
18 120 (24.44%) Wireless
19 114 (23.22%) CheckPoint
20 103 (20.98%) VLAN
21 97 (19.76%) SC Cleared
21 97 (19.76%) F5
22 96 (19.55%) CCNA
23 92 (18.74%) Network Security
24 90 (18.33%) ITIL
25 85 (17.31%) CCIE
26 80 (16.29%) VMware
27 76 (15.48%) IPsec
28 74 (15.07%) DHCP
29 72 (14.66%) Finance

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 9 (1.83%) Confluence
2 4 (0.81%) Skype for Business
3 3 (0.61%) Exchange Server 2013
3 3 (0.61%) MS Exchange
4 2 (0.41%) SharePoint
5 1 (0.20%) Apache
5 1 (0.20%) Elasticsearch
5 1 (0.20%) nginx
Applications
1 13 (2.65%) MS Visio
2 7 (1.43%) Microsoft Excel
3 6 (1.22%) Microsoft Office
4 3 (0.61%) Microsoft PowerPoint
Business Applications
1 1 (0.20%) Endur
Cloud Services
1 34 (6.92%) Amazon AWS
2 21 (4.28%) Microsoft Azure
3 9 (1.83%) PaaS
3 9 (1.83%) Virtual Private Cloud
4 8 (1.63%) SaaS
5 7 (1.43%) Google Cloud Platform
6 5 (1.02%) IaaS
7 2 (0.41%) Akamai
7 2 (0.41%) Office 365
8 1 (0.20%) Amazon EC2
8 1 (0.20%) Amazon S3
8 1 (0.20%) Route 53
Communications & Networking
1 333 (67.82%) OSPF
2 285 (58.04%) Firewall
3 233 (47.45%) MPLS
4 200 (40.73%) VPN
5 193 (39.31%) WAN
6 149 (30.35%) Cisco ASA
7 148 (30.14%) LAN
8 131 (26.68%) Cisco Nexus
9 127 (25.87%) EIGRP
10 126 (25.66%) DNS
11 122 (24.85%) TCP/IP
12 120 (24.44%) Wireless
13 103 (20.98%) VLAN
14 92 (18.74%) Network Security
15 76 (15.48%) IPsec
16 74 (15.07%) DHCP
17 65 (13.24%) VPLS
18 64 (13.03%) Multicast
19 62 (12.63%) HSRP
20 55 (11.20%) Cisco IOS
Database & Business Intelligence
1 4 (0.81%) SQL Server
2 3 (0.61%) SQL Server 2005
3 2 (0.41%) GIS
3 2 (0.41%) MySQL
4 1 (0.20%) Big Data
4 1 (0.20%) Data Warehouse
4 1 (0.20%) PostgreSQL
4 1 (0.20%) Redis
4 1 (0.20%) SQLite
Development Applications
1 12 (2.44%) VSS/SourceSafe
2 10 (2.04%) Git (software)
2 10 (2.04%) JIRA
2 10 (2.04%) Team Foundation Server
3 8 (1.63%) Sonatype Nexus
4 2 (0.41%) Bugzilla
4 2 (0.41%) Jenkins
5 1 (0.20%) Metasploit
5 1 (0.20%) Robot Framework
5 1 (0.20%) Subversion
General
1 72 (14.66%) Finance
2 44 (8.96%) Telecoms
3 28 (5.70%) Banking
4 8 (1.63%) Retail
5 6 (1.22%) Financial Institution
6 5 (1.02%) Investment Banking
7 4 (0.81%) Games
8 3 (0.61%) Corporate Banking
9 2 (0.41%) Electronics
9 2 (0.41%) Marketing
9 2 (0.41%) Publishing
10 1 (0.20%) Advertising
10 1 (0.20%) German Language
10 1 (0.20%) Law
10 1 (0.20%) Legal
10 1 (0.20%) Manufacturing
10 1 (0.20%) Multimedia
10 1 (0.20%) Online Betting
10 1 (0.20%) Spanish Language
Job Titles
1 270 (54.99%) Network Engineer
2 88 (17.92%) Architect
3 58 (11.81%) Network Architect
4 56 (11.41%) Cisco Engineer
5 51 (10.39%) Network Security Engineer
5 51 (10.39%) Security Engineer
6 47 (9.57%) Senior Network Engineer
7 44 (8.96%) Cisco Network Engineer
8 24 (4.89%) Analyst
8 24 (4.89%) SC Cleared Network Engineer
9 20 (4.07%) Senior Cisco Engineer
9 20 (4.07%) Support Engineer
10 19 (3.87%) Security Architect
11 18 (3.67%) Network Support
12 17 (3.46%) Network Analyst
13 15 (3.05%) Juniper Engineer
13 15 (3.05%) WAN Engineer
14 14 (2.85%) Consultant
14 14 (2.85%) Network Support Engineer
15 12 (2.44%) Solutions Architect
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 29 (5.91%) 802.1X
2 7 (1.43%) Web Services
3 6 (1.22%) YAML
4 5 (1.02%) JSON
5 4 (0.81%) XML
6 3 (0.61%) Core Data
6 3 (0.61%) HTML
7 2 (0.41%) Kafka
7 2 (0.41%) RESTful
7 2 (0.41%) Silverlight
8 1 (0.20%) .NET
8 1 (0.20%) CGI
8 1 (0.20%) CSS
8 1 (0.20%) FIX Protocol
8 1 (0.20%) Middleware
8 1 (0.20%) RabbitMQ
8 1 (0.20%) SAML
8 1 (0.20%) SOAP
8 1 (0.20%) WAP
8 1 (0.20%) XMPP
Miscellaneous
1 154 (31.36%) Data Centre
2 37 (7.54%) Analytical Skills
3 13 (2.65%) Video Conferencing
4 11 (2.24%) Management Information System
5 10 (2.04%) Self-Motivation
6 9 (1.83%) Computer Science
7 8 (1.63%) Linux Command Line
8 7 (1.43%) Private Cloud
9 5 (1.02%) Clustering
9 5 (1.02%) Fat Client
9 5 (1.02%) Thin Client
10 4 (0.81%) NHS
10 4 (0.81%) PKI
11 3 (0.61%) Public Cloud
11 3 (0.61%) Virtual Team
12 2 (0.41%) Data Protection Act
12 2 (0.41%) Digital Signage
12 2 (0.41%) Driving Licence
12 2 (0.41%) Enterprise Software
12 2 (0.41%) Greenfield Project
Operating Systems
1 53 (10.79%) Linux
2 40 (8.15%) Windows
3 25 (5.09%) Unix
4 15 (3.05%) Windows Server
5 5 (1.02%) Check Point GAiA
5 5 (1.02%) Windows Server 2008
6 4 (0.81%) Windows 7
7 2 (0.41%) Mac OS
7 2 (0.41%) Windows Server 2012
8 1 (0.20%) CentOS
8 1 (0.20%) Debian
8 1 (0.20%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
8 1 (0.20%) Solaris
8 1 (0.20%) Ubuntu
Processes & Methodologies
1 90 (18.33%) ITIL
2 53 (10.79%) Migration
3 51 (10.39%) Network Architecture
4 50 (10.18%) Network Design
5 46 (9.37%) Load Balancing
5 46 (9.37%) Network Monitoring
5 46 (9.37%) Problem-Solving
5 46 (9.37%) Project Management
6 45 (9.16%) Network Management
7 44 (8.96%) Change Management
8 39 (7.94%) Network Virtualisation
9 32 (6.52%) Service Delivery
10 26 (5.30%) Service Management
11 24 (4.89%) Agile Software Development
12 22 (4.48%) DevOps
13 17 (3.46%) ITIL V3
13 17 (3.46%) Problem Management
14 16 (3.26%) Incident Management
14 16 (3.26%) Mentoring
15 15 (3.05%) Virtual Environments
Programming Languages
1 57 (11.61%) Python
2 12 (2.44%) Bash Shell
3 10 (2.04%) Perl
4 7 (1.43%) C
4 7 (1.43%) SQL
5 6 (1.22%) PowerShell
6 4 (0.81%) AWK
6 4 (0.81%) Java
6 4 (0.81%) PHP
6 4 (0.81%) Ruby
6 4 (0.81%) sed
7 1 (0.20%) Bourne shell
7 1 (0.20%) C#
7 1 (0.20%) XPath
Qualifications
1 270 (54.99%) Cisco Certification
2 197 (40.12%) CCNP
3 123 (25.05%) Security Cleared
4 97 (19.76%) SC Cleared
5 96 (19.55%) CCNA
6 85 (17.31%) CCIE
7 55 (11.20%) CCDP
8 39 (7.94%) DV Cleared
9 32 (6.52%) Degree
10 30 (6.11%) JNCIS
11 25 (5.09%) JNCIA
12 23 (4.68%) CISSP
13 19 (3.87%) Microsoft Certification
14 18 (3.67%) CCSA
15 17 (3.46%) MCSE
16 15 (3.05%) CCSE
16 15 (3.05%) MCP
17 13 (2.65%) JNCIP
18 11 (2.24%) CCSP
19 10 (2.04%) CCIE Routing and Switching
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 13 (2.65%) SLA
2 11 (2.24%) PCI DSS
3 8 (1.63%) QA
4 7 (1.43%) GCP
5 5 (1.02%) PMO
6 4 (0.81%) ISO/IEC 27001
7 2 (0.41%) COBIT
7 2 (0.41%) Cyber Essentials
7 2 (0.41%) Data Quality
System Software
1 64 (13.03%) VMware Infrastructure
2 31 (6.31%) Active Directory
3 23 (4.68%) VMware NSX
4 5 (1.02%) DFS Replication
4 5 (1.02%) vSphere
5 4 (0.81%) Docker
5 4 (0.81%) Firmware
5 4 (0.81%) Hyper-V
5 4 (0.81%) ProxySG
5 4 (0.81%) VirtualBox
6 3 (0.61%) NFS
6 3 (0.61%) Snort
7 2 (0.41%) VMware ESXi
7 2 (0.41%) Xen
8 1 (0.20%) KVM
8 1 (0.20%) pfSense
Systems Management
1 27 (5.50%) Ansible
2 18 (3.67%) FortiGate
3 17 (3.46%) Cisco Prime
4 12 (2.44%) CA Spectrum
5 8 (1.63%) Opsview
6 7 (1.43%) Puppet
7 6 (1.22%) Cacti
7 6 (1.22%) Nagios
7 6 (1.22%) OVSD
7 6 (1.22%) SolarWinds Orion
7 6 (1.22%) vCenter Server
8 5 (1.02%) SCOM
9 4 (0.81%) Cisco CUCM
9 4 (0.81%) Cisco UCCX
9 4 (0.81%) Opscode Chef
9 4 (0.81%) SCCM
10 3 (0.61%) McAfee ePO
11 2 (0.41%) Core Impact
11 2 (0.41%) OpenNMS
11 2 (0.41%) Tivoli Storage Manager
Vendors
1 395 (80.45%) Cisco
2 182 (37.07%) Juniper
3 114 (23.22%) CheckPoint
4 97 (19.76%) F5
5 80 (16.29%) VMware
6 54 (11.00%) Fortinet
6 54 (11.00%) Palo Alto
7 35 (7.13%) HP
8 29 (5.91%) Microsoft
9 27 (5.50%) SolarWinds
10 26 (5.30%) Citrix
11 25 (5.09%) Arista
11 25 (5.09%) Infoblox
12 21 (4.28%) McAfee
13 20 (4.07%) Aruba
14 18 (3.67%) Blue Coat
15 15 (3.05%) Brocade
15 15 (3.05%) Meraki
16 13 (2.65%) Dell
16 13 (2.65%) Riverbed