Period
to 21 February 2019

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 21 February 2019 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
21 Feb 2019
Same period 2018 Same period 2017
Rank 381 488 464
Rank change year-on-year +107 -24 -58
Contract jobs citing BGP 590 394 409
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in England 0.65% 0.42% 0.46%
As % of the Communications & Networking category 5.07% 3.18% 3.12%
Number of daily rates quoted 409 228 280
England median daily rate £425 £418 £400
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +1.80% +4.38% +6.67%
10th Percentile £313 £263 £262
90th Percentile £563 £579 £538
UK median daily rate £425 £413 £380
% change year-on-year +3.03% +8.55% +1.33%
Number of hourly rates quoted 17 3 8
England median hourly rate £45.00 £13.50 £21.50
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year +233.33% -37.21% -52.22%
10th Percentile £20.00 £12.75 £11.77
90th Percentile £66.81 £34.85 £26.38
UK median hourly rate £45.00 £13.50 £29.81
% change year-on-year +233.33% -54.71% -30.69%

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 11,636 12,394 13,124
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in England 12.82% 13.29% 14.75%
Number of daily rates quoted 7,078 7,726 8,046
England median daily rate £425 £413 £410
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +3.03% +0.61% +2.50%
10th Percentile £200 £190 £213
90th Percentile £613 £600 £575
UK median daily rate £425 £401 £400
% change year-on-year +6.12% +0.13% -
Number of hourly rates quoted 507 639 693
England median hourly rate £18.70 £20.00 £21.50
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year -6.50% -6.98% -3.10%
10th Percentile £12.00 £11.25 £11.50
90th Percentile £48.75 £47.50 £48.75
UK median hourly rate £18.70 £19.45 £21.50
% change year-on-year -3.84% -9.55% -4.44%

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 21 February 2019.

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 21 February 2019.

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 21 February 2019. 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 +75 275 £450 +11.11% 77
South East -4 109 £368 -18.33% 47
North of England +30 76 £418 -1.76% 31
South West -6 53 £403 -15.26% 17
East of England +26 41 £425 +26.87% 11
Yorkshire +16 41 £438 +1.45% 16
Midlands +10 38 £425 +2.41% 15
West Midlands -7 27 £425 +2.41% 12
North West -8 26 £410 +3.80% 15
East Midlands +11 11 £424 +41.25% 3
North East +3 9 £325 -48.00%
BGP
UK

For the 6 months to 21 February 2019, 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.

1 508 (86.10%) OSPF
2 493 (83.56%) Cisco
3 431 (73.05%) Firewall
4 360 (61.02%) Cisco Certification
5 292 (49.49%) CCNP
6 272 (46.10%) VPN
7 261 (44.24%) WAN
7 261 (44.24%) MPLS
8 243 (41.19%) LAN
9 202 (34.24%) Cisco ASA
10 201 (34.07%) CheckPoint
11 200 (33.90%) Data Centre
12 199 (33.73%) Cisco Nexus
13 186 (31.53%) Wireless
14 180 (30.51%) Juniper
15 179 (30.34%) EIGRP
16 172 (29.15%) F5
17 164 (27.80%) TCP/IP
18 137 (23.22%) IPsec
19 119 (20.17%) Palo Alto
20 118 (20.00%) Multicast
21 109 (18.47%) DNS
22 108 (18.31%) Security Cleared
23 105 (17.80%) CCNA
24 104 (17.63%) CCIE
25 101 (17.12%) Network Security
26 99 (16.78%) Load Balancing
27 98 (16.61%) Cisco IOS
28 95 (16.10%) VLAN
29 90 (15.25%) SC Cleared

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 12 (2.03%) OpenStack
2 9 (1.53%) Skype for Business
3 6 (1.02%) Confluence
4 3 (0.51%) Elasticsearch
5 1 (0.17%) Exchange Server 2013
5 1 (0.17%) IIS
5 1 (0.17%) MS Exchange
Applications
1 11 (1.86%) Microsoft Office
2 10 (1.69%) MS Visio
3 5 (0.85%) Microsoft Excel
4 4 (0.68%) Microsoft PowerPoint
5 3 (0.51%) Microsoft Project
Business Applications
1 3 (0.51%) Remedy ITSM
2 1 (0.17%) Unica
Cloud Services
1 72 (12.20%) Amazon AWS
2 60 (10.17%) Microsoft Azure
3 24 (4.07%) Google Cloud Platform
4 20 (3.39%) Virtual Private Cloud
5 18 (3.05%) Office 365
6 13 (2.20%) IaaS
7 11 (1.86%) SaaS
8 8 (1.36%) PaaS
9 4 (0.68%) Azure Active Directory
10 2 (0.34%) Akamai
10 2 (0.34%) Cloud Computing
11 1 (0.17%) Amazon EC2
11 1 (0.17%) AWS CloudFormation
11 1 (0.17%) AWS Lambda
11 1 (0.17%) Serverless
Communications & Networking
1 508 (86.10%) OSPF
2 431 (73.05%) Firewall
3 272 (46.10%) VPN
4 261 (44.24%) MPLS
4 261 (44.24%) WAN
5 243 (41.19%) LAN
6 202 (34.24%) Cisco ASA
7 199 (33.73%) Cisco Nexus
8 186 (31.53%) Wireless
9 179 (30.34%) EIGRP
10 164 (27.80%) TCP/IP
11 137 (23.22%) IPsec
12 118 (20.00%) Multicast
13 109 (18.47%) DNS
14 101 (17.12%) Network Security
15 98 (16.61%) Cisco IOS
16 95 (16.10%) VLAN
17 82 (13.90%) VoIP
18 81 (13.73%) F5 BIG-IP LTM
19 75 (12.71%) DHCP
Database & Business Intelligence
1 7 (1.19%) MongoDB
2 6 (1.02%) MySQL
3 5 (0.85%) Apache Cassandra
3 5 (0.85%) MariaDB
3 5 (0.85%) NoSQL
4 2 (0.34%) Data Warehouse
4 2 (0.34%) Oracle Reports
4 2 (0.34%) RDBMS
4 2 (0.34%) Relational Database
5 1 (0.17%) PostgreSQL
5 1 (0.17%) Redis
5 1 (0.17%) SQL Server
5 1 (0.17%) SQLite
Development Applications
1 18 (3.05%) JIRA
2 8 (1.36%) Sonatype Nexus
3 7 (1.19%) Git (software)
3 7 (1.19%) VSS/SourceSafe
4 6 (1.02%) Atlassian Bamboo
5 1 (0.17%) GitLab
5 1 (0.17%) Hudson
5 1 (0.17%) Jenkins
5 1 (0.17%) Robot Framework
General
1 88 (14.92%) Finance
2 55 (9.32%) Telecoms
3 30 (5.08%) Banking
4 8 (1.36%) Investment Banking
5 6 (1.02%) Retail
6 5 (0.85%) Billing
6 5 (0.85%) Financial Institution
6 5 (0.85%) Manufacturing
7 4 (0.68%) Spanish Language
8 3 (0.51%) Advertising
8 3 (0.51%) German Language
8 3 (0.51%) Law
9 1 (0.17%) Electronics
9 1 (0.17%) Legal
Job Titles
1 390 (66.10%) Network Engineer
2 72 (12.20%) Senior Network Engineer
3 60 (10.17%) Cisco Engineer
4 53 (8.98%) Cisco Network Engineer
5 44 (7.46%) Architect
5 44 (7.46%) SC Cleared Network Engineer
6 37 (6.27%) Network Architect
7 36 (6.10%) Network Security Engineer
7 36 (6.10%) Security Engineer
8 25 (4.24%) Consultant
9 23 (3.90%) Network Consultant
10 22 (3.73%) Firewall Engineer
11 19 (3.22%) Analyst
12 18 (3.05%) IP Engineer
13 17 (2.88%) Implementation Engineer
14 15 (2.54%) Network Analyst
14 15 (2.54%) Network Implementation Engineer
14 15 (2.54%) Network Operations Engineer
15 14 (2.37%) Designer
15 14 (2.37%) Operations Engineer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 57 (9.66%) 802.1X
2 11 (1.86%) Spine.js
3 9 (1.53%) XMPP
4 7 (1.19%) XML
5 5 (0.85%) CSS
5 5 (0.85%) JSON
5 5 (0.85%) Node.js
6 4 (0.68%) Web Services
7 3 (0.51%) SOAP
8 2 (0.34%) .NET
8 2 (0.34%) LDAP
8 2 (0.34%) Regular Expression
8 2 (0.34%) REST
8 2 (0.34%) YAML
9 1 (0.17%) Middleware
9 1 (0.17%) RabbitMQ
9 1 (0.17%) RESTful
9 1 (0.17%) SAML
9 1 (0.17%) WAP
9 1 (0.17%) XML-RPC
Miscellaneous
1 200 (33.90%) Data Centre
2 37 (6.27%) Self-Motivation
3 15 (2.54%) Analytical Skills
4 14 (2.37%) Public Cloud
5 13 (2.20%) Blog
5 13 (2.20%) Management Information System
6 9 (1.53%) Private Cloud
7 6 (1.02%) Client/Server
7 6 (1.02%) Fintech
7 6 (1.02%) PKI
8 4 (0.68%) Driving Licence
9 3 (0.51%) CMDB
9 3 (0.51%) Foreign Exchange (FX)
9 3 (0.51%) Video Conferencing
10 2 (0.34%) Handset
10 2 (0.34%) Virtual Team
11 1 (0.17%) Cloud Native
11 1 (0.17%) Linux Command Line
11 1 (0.17%) Replication
11 1 (0.17%) Security Operations Centre
Operating Systems
1 58 (9.83%) Windows
2 57 (9.66%) Linux
3 24 (4.07%) Unix
4 22 (3.73%) Windows Server
5 13 (2.20%) Windows Server 2003
6 12 (2.03%) Windows Server 2012
7 10 (1.69%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
7 10 (1.69%) Ubuntu
8 4 (0.68%) Windows Server 2008
9 3 (0.51%) HPUX
9 3 (0.51%) Windows 7
10 2 (0.34%) CentOS
11 1 (0.17%) Android
11 1 (0.17%) Debian
11 1 (0.17%) Mac OS X
11 1 (0.17%) Windows 2000
Processes & Methodologies
1 99 (16.78%) Load Balancing
2 79 (13.39%) Network Design
3 70 (11.86%) Network Monitoring
4 68 (11.53%) ITIL
5 59 (10.00%) Network Architecture
6 56 (9.49%) Change Management
7 52 (8.81%) Migration
8 38 (6.44%) Network Management
9 37 (6.27%) Low Latency
10 32 (5.42%) High Availability
11 31 (5.25%) Computer Science
12 30 (5.08%) Network Virtualisation
13 27 (4.58%) Change Control
14 25 (4.24%) Agile Software Development
14 25 (4.24%) Kalman Filter
14 25 (4.24%) Problem-Solving
14 25 (4.24%) Project Management
15 24 (4.07%) Mentoring
16 19 (3.22%) Network Optimisation
17 18 (3.05%) DevOps
Programming Languages
1 68 (11.53%) Python
2 27 (4.58%) Perl
3 24 (4.07%) Bash Shell
4 19 (3.22%) PowerShell
5 8 (1.36%) SQL
6 6 (1.02%) C
7 5 (0.85%) Tcl
8 3 (0.51%) Java
8 3 (0.51%) JavaScript
9 2 (0.34%) Shell Script
10 1 (0.17%) Bourne shell
10 1 (0.17%) Go
10 1 (0.17%) PHP
10 1 (0.17%) Ruby
10 1 (0.17%) VBScript
10 1 (0.17%) XPath
Qualifications
1 360 (61.02%) Cisco Certification
2 292 (49.49%) CCNP
3 108 (18.31%) Security Cleared
4 105 (17.80%) CCNA
5 104 (17.63%) CCIE
6 90 (15.25%) SC Cleared
7 39 (6.61%) Degree
8 26 (4.41%) CCDP
9 24 (4.07%) Computer Science Degree
10 19 (3.22%) DV Cleared
10 19 (3.22%) JNCIS
11 17 (2.88%) JNCIP
12 14 (2.37%) BPSS Clearance
12 14 (2.37%) CCSA
13 12 (2.03%) VMware Certified Professional (VCP)
14 11 (1.86%) BC Cleared
14 11 (1.86%) CCSE
14 11 (1.86%) JNCIA
15 8 (1.36%) CCIE Routing and Switching
15 8 (1.36%) Check Point Certification
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 12 (2.03%) SLA
2 7 (1.19%) QA
3 6 (1.02%) PCI DSS
4 5 (0.85%) ISO/IEC 27001
5 4 (0.68%) GDPR
6 3 (0.51%) Sarbanes-Oxley
7 2 (0.34%) Government Security Classifications
7 2 (0.34%) ISO/IEC 27002 (supersedes ISO/IEC 17799)
8 1 (0.17%) COBIT
8 1 (0.17%) Cyber Essentials
8 1 (0.17%) Cyber Essentials PLUS
8 1 (0.17%) GPG13
8 1 (0.17%) HIPAA
8 1 (0.17%) OASIS TOSCA
System Software
1 42 (7.12%) VMware Infrastructure
2 20 (3.39%) Active Directory
3 14 (2.37%) ProxySG
4 11 (1.86%) Hyper-V
4 11 (1.86%) KVM
5 10 (1.69%) Docker
6 9 (1.53%) VMware ESXi
6 9 (1.53%) VMware NSX
7 6 (1.02%) Firmware
7 6 (1.02%) NFS
8 5 (0.85%) BIND 9
8 5 (0.85%) Postfix
8 5 (0.85%) Virtual Machines
9 4 (0.68%) vSphere
10 3 (0.51%) XenApp
10 3 (0.51%) XenDesktop
11 1 (0.17%) BitLocker
11 1 (0.17%) iptables
Systems Management
1 24 (4.07%) Cisco Prime
1 24 (4.07%) Nagios
2 23 (3.90%) Ansible
3 15 (2.54%) Cacti
4 13 (2.20%) Cisco CUCM
5 11 (1.86%) vCenter Server
6 9 (1.53%) FortiGate
7 8 (1.36%) ArcSight ESM
7 8 (1.36%) Cisco UCCX
8 7 (1.19%) Puppet
9 5 (0.85%) CA Spectrum
9 5 (0.85%) Cisco CME
9 5 (0.85%) Opscode Chef
9 5 (0.85%) SolarWinds Orion
10 4 (0.68%) Forum Sentry
10 4 (0.68%) Netcool
10 4 (0.68%) SCCM
10 4 (0.68%) Single Sign-On
10 4 (0.68%) Terraform
11 3 (0.51%) SCOM
Vendors
1 493 (83.56%) Cisco
2 201 (34.07%) CheckPoint
3 180 (30.51%) Juniper
4 172 (29.15%) F5
5 119 (20.17%) Palo Alto
6 84 (14.24%) SolarWinds
7 66 (11.19%) VMware
8 55 (9.32%) Fortinet
9 41 (6.95%) Arista
10 38 (6.44%) Blue Coat
11 37 (6.27%) Aruba
12 36 (6.10%) HP
13 33 (5.59%) Microsoft
14 30 (5.08%) Citrix
14 30 (5.08%) Meraki
14 30 (5.08%) NetApp
15 29 (4.92%) Aerohive Networks
16 21 (3.56%) Riverbed
17 20 (3.39%) McAfee
18 15 (2.54%) Google