Period
to 21 July 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 July 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 Jul 2019
Same period 2018 Same period 2017
Rank 371 450 435
Rank change year-on-year +79 -15 -38
Contract jobs citing BGP 535 495 455
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in England 0.64% 0.52% 0.51%
As % of the Communications & Networking category 5.00% 3.91% 3.75%
Number of daily rates quoted 381 296 288
England median daily rate £425 £425 £425
Median daily rate % change year-on-year - -0.06% +13.40%
10th Percentile £300 £290 £288
90th Percentile £588 £575 £550
UK median daily rate £425 £425 £425
Number of hourly rates quoted 15 15 10
England median hourly rate £35.00 £46.00 £27.75
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year -23.91% +65.77% -41.98%
10th Percentile £16.25 £26.99 £12.73
90th Percentile £66.81 £50.63 £67.33
UK median hourly rate £40.00 £43.92 £28.75
% change year-on-year -8.91% +52.75% -37.50%

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 10,704 12,670 12,148
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in England 12.71% 13.33% 13.75%
Number of daily rates quoted 6,643 7,811 7,326
England median daily rate £425 £425 £415
Median daily rate % change year-on-year - +2.41% +3.75%
10th Percentile £200 £205 £210
90th Percentile £613 £600 £588
UK median daily rate £425 £425 £410
% change year-on-year - +3.66% +2.50%
Number of hourly rates quoted 485 707 698
England median hourly rate £21.15 £20.00 £18.69
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year +5.75% +7.01% -25.24%
10th Percentile £12.00 £12.25 £11.25
90th Percentile £51.25 £47.83 £50.00
UK median hourly rate £22.50 £20.00 £19.50
% change year-on-year +12.50% +2.56% -22.00%

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 July 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 July 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 July 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 +71 265 £475 +11.76% 57
South East -2 98 £388 -8.82% 42
South West -9 54 £425 +2.10% 8
North of England +20 51 £363 -17.14% 22
Midlands +30 34 £450 +52.54% 18
North West +24 34 £425 -6.85% 12
East of England +17 32 £425 +6.25% 11
West Midlands +21 29 £450 +52.54% 16
North East +24 10 £300 -52.00%
Yorkshire +18 7 £386 -7.37% 10
East Midlands - 4 £455 - 2
BGP
UK

For the 6 months to 21 July 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.

1 439 (82.06%) Cisco
2 415 (77.57%) OSPF
3 335 (62.62%) Firewall
4 332 (62.06%) Cisco Certification
5 263 (49.16%) WAN
6 259 (48.41%) CCNP
7 239 (44.67%) LAN
8 207 (38.69%) MPLS
9 198 (37.01%) VPN
10 186 (34.77%) Cisco Nexus
11 183 (34.21%) Data Centre
12 182 (34.02%) CheckPoint
13 166 (31.03%) F5
14 164 (30.65%) Juniper
15 157 (29.35%) EIGRP
16 137 (25.61%) Wireless
16 137 (25.61%) Multicast
17 135 (25.23%) TCP/IP
18 133 (24.86%) Cisco ASA
19 118 (22.06%) CCIE
20 107 (20.00%) Network Design
21 103 (19.25%) Network Security
22 98 (18.32%) CCNA
23 96 (17.94%) IPsec
24 95 (17.76%) VLAN
25 87 (16.26%) Palo Alto
26 86 (16.07%) Security Cleared
27 79 (14.77%) Finance
28 76 (14.21%) Telecoms
29 75 (14.02%) DNS

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 (2.43%) OpenStack
2 6 (1.12%) Confluence
2 6 (1.12%) Elasticsearch
3 3 (0.56%) MS Exchange
4 2 (0.37%) Apache
4 2 (0.37%) Exchange Server 2010
4 2 (0.37%) IIS
4 2 (0.37%) Tomcat
4 2 (0.37%) WebLogic
Applications
1 11 (2.06%) Microsoft Office
2 7 (1.31%) MS Visio
3 4 (0.75%) Microsoft Excel
4 2 (0.37%) Microsoft Project
5 1 (0.19%) Microsoft PowerPoint
Business Applications
1 1 (0.19%) RMDS
Cloud Services
1 59 (11.03%) Amazon AWS
2 56 (10.47%) Microsoft Azure
3 11 (2.06%) IaaS
3 11 (2.06%) PaaS
4 10 (1.87%) Azure ExpressRoute
4 10 (1.87%) Office 365
5 7 (1.31%) Google Cloud Platform
5 7 (1.31%) Virtual Private Cloud
6 6 (1.12%) Azure Active Directory
7 5 (0.93%) Cloud Computing
7 5 (0.93%) SaaS
8 2 (0.37%) Akamai
8 2 (0.37%) AWS CloudFormation
8 2 (0.37%) GitHub
9 1 (0.19%) Amazon EC2
9 1 (0.19%) AWS Lambda
9 1 (0.19%) Mimecast
9 1 (0.19%) Serverless
Communications & Networking
1 415 (77.57%) OSPF
2 335 (62.62%) Firewall
3 263 (49.16%) WAN
4 239 (44.67%) LAN
5 207 (38.69%) MPLS
6 198 (37.01%) VPN
7 186 (34.77%) Cisco Nexus
8 157 (29.35%) EIGRP
9 137 (25.61%) Multicast
9 137 (25.61%) Wireless
10 135 (25.23%) TCP/IP
11 133 (24.86%) Cisco ASA
12 103 (19.25%) Network Security
13 96 (17.94%) IPsec
14 95 (17.76%) VLAN
15 75 (14.02%) DNS
16 71 (13.27%) Cisco IOS
17 69 (12.90%) VoIP
18 68 (12.71%) F5 BIG-IP LTM
19 63 (11.78%) Internet
Database & Business Intelligence
1 3 (0.56%) SQL Server
2 2 (0.37%) Apache Cassandra
2 2 (0.37%) Big Data
2 2 (0.37%) Data Warehouse
2 2 (0.37%) MariaDB
2 2 (0.37%) MongoDB
2 2 (0.37%) MS Access
2 2 (0.37%) MySQL
2 2 (0.37%) NoSQL
2 2 (0.37%) Oracle Reports
2 2 (0.37%) RDBMS
2 2 (0.37%) Relational Database
3 1 (0.19%) PostgreSQL
Development Applications
1 16 (2.99%) Sonatype Nexus
2 11 (2.06%) Git (software)
2 11 (2.06%) JIRA
3 10 (1.87%) VSS/SourceSafe
4 4 (0.75%) Jenkins
5 2 (0.37%) Ant
5 2 (0.37%) Atlassian Bamboo
5 2 (0.37%) Hudson
6 1 (0.19%) Bitbucket
6 1 (0.19%) Subversion
General
1 79 (14.77%) Finance
2 76 (14.21%) Telecoms
3 38 (7.10%) Banking
4 18 (3.36%) Investment Banking
5 13 (2.43%) Retail
6 12 (2.24%) Financial Institution
6 12 (2.24%) Multimedia
7 6 (1.12%) Marketing
8 5 (0.93%) Billing
9 3 (0.56%) German Language
9 3 (0.56%) Publishing
10 2 (0.37%) Electronics
10 2 (0.37%) International Banking
10 2 (0.37%) Law
10 2 (0.37%) Legal
11 1 (0.19%) Advertising
11 1 (0.19%) Games
Job Titles
1 360 (67.29%) Network Engineer
2 77 (14.39%) Senior Network Engineer
3 60 (11.21%) Cisco Engineer
4 54 (10.09%) Cisco Network Engineer
5 41 (7.66%) Architect
6 37 (6.92%) Network Architect
7 36 (6.73%) Network Security Engineer
7 36 (6.73%) Security Engineer
8 31 (5.79%) SC Cleared Network Engineer
9 30 (5.61%) Consultant
10 23 (4.30%) Network Consultant
11 21 (3.93%) Design Engineer
12 18 (3.36%) Juniper Engineer
13 17 (3.18%) Network Design Engineer
13 17 (3.18%) WAN Engineer
14 16 (2.99%) LAN Engineer
15 15 (2.80%) Designer
15 15 (2.80%) Infrastructure Engineer
15 15 (2.80%) Network Designer
16 13 (2.43%) Implementation Engineer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 50 (9.35%) 802.1X
2 17 (3.18%) Spine.js
3 15 (2.80%) JSON
4 13 (2.43%) YAML
5 12 (2.24%) XML
6 8 (1.50%) .NET
7 6 (1.12%) Regular Expression
8 5 (0.93%) LDAP
9 4 (0.75%) XMPP
10 3 (0.56%) HTML
10 3 (0.56%) Kafka
10 3 (0.56%) Spring
10 3 (0.56%) Web Services
11 2 (0.37%) CSS
11 2 (0.37%) Django
11 2 (0.37%) Node.js
12 1 (0.19%) SOAP
Miscellaneous
1 183 (34.21%) Data Centre
2 20 (3.74%) Analytical Skills
3 19 (3.55%) Self-Motivation
4 13 (2.43%) Public Cloud
5 9 (1.68%) Management Information System
6 7 (1.31%) Data Protection Act
6 7 (1.31%) PKI
7 6 (1.12%) CLARiiON
7 6 (1.12%) Driving Licence
7 6 (1.12%) Hedge funds
8 4 (0.75%) Clustering
8 4 (0.75%) e-Health
8 4 (0.75%) Linux Command Line
8 4 (0.75%) Private Cloud
9 3 (0.56%) CESG
9 3 (0.56%) MPEG
9 3 (0.56%) NHS
9 3 (0.56%) RSA SecurID
9 3 (0.56%) Video Conferencing
9 3 (0.56%) Virtual Team
Operating Systems
1 59 (11.03%) Linux
2 31 (5.79%) Windows
3 30 (5.61%) Unix
4 15 (2.80%) Windows Server
5 4 (0.75%) HPUX
5 4 (0.75%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
5 4 (0.75%) Windows Server 2008
6 3 (0.56%) VMS
6 3 (0.56%) Windows Server 2012
7 2 (0.37%) Check Point GAiA
7 2 (0.37%) Solaris
7 2 (0.37%) Ubuntu
8 1 (0.19%) Windows Server 2003
Processes & Methodologies
1 107 (20.00%) Network Design
2 67 (12.52%) ITIL
3 60 (11.21%) Network Management
4 55 (10.28%) Network Monitoring
5 54 (10.09%) Load Balancing
6 52 (9.72%) Migration
7 44 (8.22%) Network Architecture
8 42 (7.85%) Low Latency
9 40 (7.48%) Change Management
10 36 (6.73%) Kalman Filter
10 36 (6.73%) Service Delivery
11 33 (6.17%) Project Management
12 32 (5.98%) Network Virtualisation
13 30 (5.61%) Problem-Solving
14 25 (4.67%) Infrastructure Engineering
15 23 (4.30%) Problem Management
16 22 (4.11%) High Availability
17 18 (3.36%) Change Control
17 18 (3.36%) Technical Leadership
17 18 (3.36%) Web Filtering
Programming Languages
1 75 (14.02%) Python
2 34 (6.36%) Perl
3 16 (2.99%) PowerShell
4 14 (2.62%) Bash Shell
5 11 (2.06%) SQL
6 7 (1.31%) Prolog
7 6 (1.12%) C
7 6 (1.12%) Java
8 5 (0.93%) Shell Script
9 1 (0.19%) Lingo
9 1 (0.19%) PHP
9 1 (0.19%) R
9 1 (0.19%) Tcl
9 1 (0.19%) VB
Qualifications
1 332 (62.06%) Cisco Certification
2 259 (48.41%) CCNP
3 118 (22.06%) CCIE
4 98 (18.32%) CCNA
5 86 (16.07%) Security Cleared
6 61 (11.40%) SC Cleared
7 35 (6.54%) CCDP
8 28 (5.23%) DV Cleared
9 26 (4.86%) JNCIE
10 22 (4.11%) Degree
11 19 (3.55%) CCSA
11 19 (3.55%) JNCIP
12 15 (2.80%) BPSS Clearance
12 15 (2.80%) CCDA
13 14 (2.62%) JNCIA
14 11 (2.06%) VMware Certified Professional (VCP)
15 10 (1.87%) BC Cleared
15 10 (1.87%) CCSE
16 9 (1.68%) CISSP
16 9 (1.68%) JNCIS
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 12 (2.24%) COBIT
1 12 (2.24%) SLA
2 8 (1.50%) GDPR
2 8 (1.50%) PCI DSS
3 7 (1.31%) QA
4 5 (0.93%) ISO/IEC 27001
5 4 (0.75%) Sarbanes-Oxley
6 2 (0.37%) HIPAA
6 2 (0.37%) MiFID
6 2 (0.37%) NIST
6 2 (0.37%) PMO
7 1 (0.19%) ISO 22301
7 1 (0.19%) ISO 9001
7 1 (0.19%) NCSC
System Software
1 45 (8.41%) VMware Infrastructure
2 22 (4.11%) VMware NSX
3 17 (3.18%) Active Directory
4 14 (2.62%) ProxySG
5 4 (0.75%) Docker
6 3 (0.56%) Hyper-V
7 2 (0.37%) BIND 9
7 2 (0.37%) KVM
7 2 (0.37%) NFS
7 2 (0.37%) Postfix
7 2 (0.37%) Virtual Machines
7 2 (0.37%) VMware ESXi
8 1 (0.19%) Firmware
8 1 (0.19%) XenApp
8 1 (0.19%) XenDesktop
Systems Management
1 39 (7.29%) Ansible
2 24 (4.49%) Cisco Prime
3 19 (3.55%) Cisco CUCM
4 15 (2.80%) FortiGate
5 14 (2.62%) Cacti
6 10 (1.87%) Nagios
6 10 (1.87%) vCenter Server
7 9 (1.68%) Cisco UCCX
8 6 (1.12%) Opscode Chef
8 6 (1.12%) Puppet
9 5 (0.93%) Cisco CME
10 4 (0.75%) CA Spectrum
10 4 (0.75%) Cisco UCCE
10 4 (0.75%) Failover Clustering
10 4 (0.75%) Iperf
11 3 (0.56%) Cisco IPCC
11 3 (0.56%) Single Sign-On
12 2 (0.37%) HP ALM
12 2 (0.37%) systemd
12 2 (0.37%) Terraform
Vendors
1 439 (82.06%) Cisco
2 182 (34.02%) CheckPoint
3 166 (31.03%) F5
4 164 (30.65%) Juniper
5 87 (16.26%) Palo Alto
6 73 (13.64%) SolarWinds
7 69 (12.90%) Fortinet
8 55 (10.28%) VMware
9 43 (8.04%) Aruba
10 37 (6.92%) Microsoft
11 36 (6.73%) Arista
11 36 (6.73%) Riverbed
12 35 (6.54%) HP
13 33 (6.17%) Meraki
14 27 (5.05%) Blue Coat
15 26 (4.86%) Citrix
16 18 (3.36%) NetScout
17 17 (3.18%) McAfee
18 16 (2.99%) Aerohive Networks
19 13 (2.43%) Alcatel-Lucent