Period
to 20 November 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 20 November 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
20 Nov 2019
Same period 2018 Same period 2017
Rank 354 404 521
Rank change year-on-year +50 +117 -64
Contract jobs citing BGP 509 548 355
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in England 0.67% 0.58% 0.38%
As % of the Communications & Networking category 4.98% 4.39% 2.76%
Number of daily rates quoted 325 352 189
England median daily rate £425 £425 £405
Median daily rate % change year-on-year - +4.94% +3.85%
10th Percentile £263 £308 £271
90th Percentile £575 £538 £538
UK median daily rate £425 £425 £400
% change year-on-year - +6.25% +3.90%
Number of hourly rates quoted 15 10 6
England median hourly rate £45.33 £46.25 £18.25
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year -1.99% +153.42% -59.89%
10th Percentile £16.25 £20.75 £12.75
90th Percentile £70.25 £60.00 £50.00
UK median hourly rate £43.71 £43.92 £18.25
% change year-on-year -0.47% +140.63% -59.44%

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 10,230 12,495 12,876
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in England 13.43% 13.14% 13.69%
Number of daily rates quoted 6,205 7,568 7,922
England median daily rate £425 £425 £401
Median daily rate % change year-on-year - +6.12% +0.13%
10th Percentile £192 £200 £189
90th Percentile £603 £613 £588
UK median daily rate £425 £425 £400
% change year-on-year - +6.25% -
Number of hourly rates quoted 537 573 674
England median hourly rate £23.75 £20.00 £18.70
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year +18.75% +6.95% -17.50%
10th Percentile £13.08 £12.26 £11.33
90th Percentile £53.75 £47.76 £46.24
UK median hourly rate £25.00 £20.00 £19.00
% change year-on-year +25.00% +5.26% -19.15%

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 20 November 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 20 November 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 20 November 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 +35 188 £425 - 70
South East +80 159 £413 -0.96% 32
North of England +23 63 £350 -14.63% 20
Midlands +61 60 £450 +5.88% 16
North West +37 50 £424 -0.29% 7
West Midlands +61 47 £450 +5.88% 13
South West -28 27 £450 +12.50% 7
East Midlands +29 12 £450 +6.19% 3
East of England +14 11 £425 - 11
Yorkshire +22 9 £350 -16.86% 9
North East +4 4 £325 +8.33% 4
BGP
UK

For the 6 months to 20 November 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.

1 431 (84.68%) Cisco
2 333 (65.42%) OSPF
3 290 (56.97%) Cisco Certification
4 288 (56.58%) Firewall
5 276 (54.22%) WAN
6 243 (47.74%) MPLS
7 224 (44.01%) CCNP
8 219 (43.03%) LAN
9 203 (39.88%) VPN
10 170 (33.40%) Juniper
11 160 (31.43%) Data Centre
12 158 (31.04%) EIGRP
13 146 (28.68%) TCP/IP
14 138 (27.11%) CheckPoint
15 130 (25.54%) Wireless
16 126 (24.75%) Cisco ASA
17 121 (23.77%) F5
18 118 (23.18%) Cisco Nexus
19 111 (21.81%) IPsec
20 106 (20.83%) CCIE
21 102 (20.04%) Palo Alto
22 95 (18.66%) DNS
22 95 (18.66%) Network Security
23 94 (18.47%) Security Cleared
24 89 (17.49%) Telecoms
25 86 (16.90%) CCNA
26 83 (16.31%) Network Design
26 83 (16.31%) Multicast
27 82 (16.11%) HSRP
28 80 (15.72%) VLAN

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 (3.54%) OpenStack
2 5 (0.98%) MS Exchange
2 5 (0.98%) SharePoint
3 3 (0.59%) Skype for Business
4 2 (0.39%) Apache
4 2 (0.39%) Exchange Server 2010
4 2 (0.39%) IIS
4 2 (0.39%) Tomcat
4 2 (0.39%) WebLogic
5 1 (0.20%) Confluence
Applications
1 14 (2.75%) Microsoft Office
2 8 (1.57%) MS Visio
3 5 (0.98%) Microsoft Excel
4 2 (0.39%) Microsoft PowerPoint
Business Applications
1 2 (0.39%) Remedy ITSM
Cloud Services
1 47 (9.23%) AWS
2 44 (8.64%) Azure
3 10 (1.96%) Azure ExpressRoute
3 10 (1.96%) IaaS
3 10 (1.96%) SaaS
4 9 (1.77%) Office 365
5 7 (1.38%) Virtual Private Cloud
6 5 (0.98%) PaaS
7 3 (0.59%) Azure Active Directory
7 3 (0.59%) Cloud Computing
7 3 (0.59%) OneDrive
8 1 (0.20%) Akamai
8 1 (0.20%) AWS CloudFormation
8 1 (0.20%) GitHub
Communications & Networking
1 333 (65.42%) OSPF
2 288 (56.58%) Firewall
3 276 (54.22%) WAN
4 243 (47.74%) MPLS
5 219 (43.03%) LAN
6 203 (39.88%) VPN
7 158 (31.04%) EIGRP
8 146 (28.68%) TCP/IP
9 130 (25.54%) Wireless
10 126 (24.75%) Cisco ASA
11 118 (23.18%) Cisco Nexus
12 111 (21.81%) IPsec
13 95 (18.66%) DNS
13 95 (18.66%) Network Security
14 83 (16.31%) Multicast
15 82 (16.11%) HSRP
16 80 (15.72%) VLAN
17 70 (13.75%) Internet
18 68 (13.36%) Ethernet
19 66 (12.97%) DHCP
Database & Business Intelligence
1 2 (0.39%) SQL Server
2 1 (0.20%) Apache Cassandra
2 1 (0.20%) DB2
2 1 (0.20%) MariaDB
2 1 (0.20%) MongoDB
2 1 (0.20%) MS Access
2 1 (0.20%) MySQL
2 1 (0.20%) NoSQL
Development Applications
1 24 (4.72%) VSS/SourceSafe
2 11 (2.16%) Sonatype Nexus
3 4 (0.79%) Git (software)
3 4 (0.79%) Jenkins
4 2 (0.39%) JIRA
5 1 (0.20%) Bitbucket
5 1 (0.20%) Hudson
5 1 (0.20%) Subversion
5 1 (0.20%) Visual Studio Team System
General
1 89 (17.49%) Telecoms
2 62 (12.18%) Finance
3 22 (4.32%) Banking
4 12 (2.36%) Investment Banking
5 11 (2.16%) Financial Institution
6 10 (1.96%) Public Sector
7 8 (1.57%) Multimedia
8 6 (1.18%) Marketing
9 5 (0.98%) Front Office
9 5 (0.98%) Publishing
10 2 (0.39%) Manufacturing
10 2 (0.39%) Norwegian Language
10 2 (0.39%) Spanish Language
11 1 (0.20%) Back Office
11 1 (0.20%) Electronics
11 1 (0.20%) Games
11 1 (0.20%) Law
11 1 (0.20%) Legal
11 1 (0.20%) Retail
Job Titles
1 329 (64.64%) Network Engineer
2 56 (11.00%) Architect
3 49 (9.63%) Cisco Engineer
4 47 (9.23%) Senior Network Engineer
5 45 (8.84%) Network Architect
6 44 (8.64%) Cisco Network Engineer
7 38 (7.47%) Security Engineer
8 36 (7.07%) IP Engineer
9 33 (6.48%) Network Security Engineer
10 27 (5.30%) Infrastructure Engineer
11 26 (5.11%) IP Network Engineer
11 26 (5.11%) WAN Engineer
12 23 (4.52%) Design Engineer
12 23 (4.52%) SC Cleared Network Engineer
13 21 (4.13%) Network Design Engineer
14 17 (3.34%) Juniper Engineer
14 17 (3.34%) Support Engineer
15 16 (3.14%) Network Support
15 16 (3.14%) Network Support Engineer
16 15 (2.95%) LAN/WAN Engineer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 68 (13.36%) 802.1X
2 14 (2.75%) JSON
3 12 (2.36%) XML
4 11 (2.16%) Web Services
5 8 (1.57%) .NET
5 8 (1.57%) YAML
6 6 (1.18%) Django
7 3 (0.59%) Ajax
7 3 (0.59%) Kafka
7 3 (0.59%) Middleware
7 3 (0.59%) ModSecurity
7 3 (0.59%) REST
7 3 (0.59%) SOAP
7 3 (0.59%) Spring
8 1 (0.20%) HTML
8 1 (0.20%) Jinja
8 1 (0.20%) Node.js
Miscellaneous
1 160 (31.43%) Data Centre
2 35 (6.88%) Analytical Skills
3 16 (3.14%) PKI
4 12 (2.36%) Management Information System
4 12 (2.36%) Self-Motivation
5 10 (1.96%) Public Cloud
6 7 (1.38%) Hedge funds
6 7 (1.38%) Hybrid Cloud
7 6 (1.18%) Linux Command Line
7 6 (1.18%) Replication
8 5 (0.98%) PMI
9 4 (0.79%) RSA SecurID
9 4 (0.79%) Video Conferencing
10 3 (0.59%) Client/Server
10 3 (0.59%) e-Health
10 3 (0.59%) IPTV
10 3 (0.59%) MPEG
10 3 (0.59%) NHS
10 3 (0.59%) Private Cloud
10 3 (0.59%) User Experience
Operating Systems
1 51 (10.02%) Windows
2 46 (9.04%) Linux
3 32 (6.29%) Unix
4 22 (4.32%) Windows Server
5 11 (2.16%) Check Point GAiA
6 5 (0.98%) Windows Server 2008
7 4 (0.79%) Solaris
7 4 (0.79%) Windows 7
8 3 (0.59%) FreeBSD
8 3 (0.59%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
8 3 (0.59%) VMS
9 2 (0.39%) Ubuntu
9 2 (0.39%) Windows NT
Processes & Methodologies
1 83 (16.31%) Network Design
2 80 (15.72%) ITIL
3 63 (12.38%) Migration
4 60 (11.79%) Load Balancing
5 55 (10.81%) Change Management
6 54 (10.61%) Problem-Solving
7 50 (9.82%) Network Management
8 49 (9.63%) Network Monitoring
9 45 (8.84%) Project Management
10 44 (8.64%) Service Delivery
11 35 (6.88%) Infrastructure Engineering
11 35 (6.88%) Network Architecture
12 34 (6.68%) Kalman Filter
13 32 (6.29%) Project Delivery
14 25 (4.91%) Network Virtualisation
15 24 (4.72%) High Availability
16 23 (4.52%) Problem Management
17 17 (3.34%) Technical Leadership
18 15 (2.95%) Decision-Making
18 15 (2.95%) DevOps
Programming Languages
1 63 (12.38%) Python
2 39 (7.66%) Perl
3 19 (3.73%) PowerShell
4 12 (2.36%) Java
5 11 (2.16%) SQL
6 7 (1.38%) Prolog
6 7 (1.38%) Tcl
7 6 (1.18%) C
8 4 (0.79%) Bash Shell
8 4 (0.79%) PHP
9 2 (0.39%) Ruby
10 1 (0.20%) C++
10 1 (0.20%) Shell Script
Qualifications
1 290 (56.97%) Cisco Certification
2 224 (44.01%) CCNP
3 106 (20.83%) CCIE
4 94 (18.47%) Security Cleared
5 86 (16.90%) CCNA
6 66 (12.97%) SC Cleared
7 46 (9.04%) CCDP
8 32 (6.29%) Degree
9 23 (4.52%) DV Cleared
10 21 (4.13%) JNCIE
10 21 (4.13%) JNCIP
11 15 (2.95%) CCDA
12 13 (2.55%) CCIP
13 11 (2.16%) CCSE
14 10 (1.96%) BPSS Clearance
14 10 (1.96%) JNCIA
14 10 (1.96%) JNCIS
15 9 (1.77%) BC Cleared
15 9 (1.77%) CISSP
16 8 (1.57%) CCSA
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 16 (3.14%) SLA
2 9 (1.77%) QA
3 6 (1.18%) COBIT
4 4 (0.79%) ISO/IEC 27001
4 4 (0.79%) NCSC
5 3 (0.59%) JSP 440
6 2 (0.39%) ISO/IEC 27002 (supersedes ISO/IEC 17799)
7 1 (0.20%) HIPAA
7 1 (0.20%) NIST
7 1 (0.20%) PCI DSS
7 1 (0.20%) PMO
7 1 (0.20%) Sarbanes-Oxley
System Software
1 32 (6.29%) VMware Infrastructure
2 25 (4.91%) Active Directory
3 18 (3.54%) VMware NSX
4 10 (1.96%) ProxySG
5 6 (1.18%) XenDesktop
6 4 (0.79%) VMware ESXi
7 3 (0.59%) BitLocker
7 3 (0.59%) Hyper-V
7 3 (0.59%) vSphere
8 2 (0.39%) Forefront TMG
8 2 (0.39%) iptables
8 2 (0.39%) ISA Server
8 2 (0.39%) KVM
8 2 (0.39%) Squid
8 2 (0.39%) Virtual Machines
9 1 (0.20%) BIND 9
9 1 (0.20%) Docker
9 1 (0.20%) Firmware
9 1 (0.20%) NFS
9 1 (0.20%) Postfix
Systems Management
1 35 (6.88%) Ansible
2 23 (4.52%) Cisco Prime
3 18 (3.54%) FortiGate
4 17 (3.34%) Nagios
5 16 (3.14%) Opscode Chef
5 16 (3.14%) Puppet
6 12 (2.36%) Cacti
7 9 (1.77%) Iperf
8 8 (1.57%) Salt
9 7 (1.38%) SCOM
10 6 (1.18%) Cisco CUCM
10 6 (1.18%) WSUS
10 6 (1.18%) ZABBIX
11 5 (0.98%) OPNET
12 3 (0.59%) CA Spectrum
12 3 (0.59%) Cisco CME
12 3 (0.59%) SCCM
12 3 (0.59%) Terraform
13 2 (0.39%) HAProxy
13 2 (0.39%) WhatsUp Gold
Vendors
1 431 (84.68%) Cisco
2 170 (33.40%) Juniper
3 138 (27.11%) CheckPoint
4 121 (23.77%) F5
5 102 (20.04%) Palo Alto
6 70 (13.75%) Fortinet
7 56 (11.00%) Aruba
8 55 (10.81%) SolarWinds
9 44 (8.64%) Meraki
10 43 (8.45%) Microsoft
10 43 (8.45%) VMware
11 39 (7.66%) HP
12 30 (5.89%) Blue Coat
12 30 (5.89%) Riverbed
13 26 (5.11%) Citrix
14 22 (4.32%) NetScout
15 20 (3.93%) Huawei
16 17 (3.34%) Arista
17 14 (2.75%) Brocade
17 14 (2.75%) McAfee