Period
to 21 February 2020

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 2020 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 2020
Same period 2019 Same period 2018
Rank 321 381 493
Rank change year-on-year +60 +112 -26
Contract jobs citing BGP 438 590 394
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in England 0.71% 0.65% 0.42%
As % of the Communications & Networking category 5.30% 5.07% 3.18%
Number of daily rates quoted 301 409 228
England median daily rate £405 £425 £418
Median daily rate % change year-on-year -4.71% +1.80% +4.38%
10th Percentile £250 £313 £263
90th Percentile £575 £563 £579
UK median daily rate £413 £425 £413
% change year-on-year -2.94% +3.03% +8.55%
Number of hourly rates quoted 20 17 3
England median hourly rate £45.71 £45.00 £13.50
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year +1.57% +233.33% -37.21%
10th Percentile £18.28 £20.00 £12.75
90th Percentile £53.45 £66.81 £34.85
UK median hourly rate £43.75 £45.00 £13.50
% change year-on-year -2.78% +233.33% -54.71%

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 8,257 11,636 12,394
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in England 13.32% 12.82% 13.29%
Number of daily rates quoted 5,009 7,078 7,726
England median daily rate £415 £425 £413
Median daily rate % change year-on-year -2.35% +3.03% +0.61%
10th Percentile £185 £200 £190
90th Percentile £600 £613 £600
UK median daily rate £413 £425 £401
% change year-on-year -2.82% +6.12% +0.13%
Number of hourly rates quoted 456 507 639
England median hourly rate £21.00 £18.70 £20.00
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year +12.30% -6.50% -6.98%
10th Percentile £13.25 £12.00 £11.25
90th Percentile £52.50 £48.75 £47.50
UK median hourly rate £21.00 £18.70 £19.45
% change year-on-year +12.30% -3.84% -9.55%

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 2020.

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 2020.

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 2020. 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 +26 151 £413 -8.33% 62
South East +108 133 £413 +12.24% 31
North of England +68 74 £316 -24.25% 32
Midlands +79 52 £450 +5.88% 20
North West +61 49 £285 -30.49% 13
West Midlands +62 40 £494 +16.18% 17
Yorkshire +30 22 £350 -20.00% 16
South West -6 18 £375 -6.83% 4
East Midlands +41 12 £450 +6.19% 3
East of England +2 9 £370 -12.94% 12
North East +16 3 £300 -7.69% 3
BGP
UK

For the 6 months to 21 February 2020, 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.

1 381 (86.99%) Cisco
2 300 (68.49%) OSPF
3 250 (57.08%) MPLS
4 243 (55.48%) Cisco Certification
5 240 (54.79%) Firewall
6 199 (45.43%) WAN
7 198 (45.21%) CCNP
8 187 (42.69%) LAN
9 177 (40.41%) VPN
10 168 (38.36%) Juniper
11 136 (31.05%) TCP/IP
11 136 (31.05%) Cisco Nexus
12 133 (30.37%) EIGRP
13 114 (26.03%) Security Cleared
14 97 (22.15%) Wireless
15 96 (21.92%) Cisco ASA
16 95 (21.69%) Data Centre
16 95 (21.69%) Palo Alto
17 94 (21.46%) IPsec
18 91 (20.78%) CCNA
19 87 (19.86%) F5
20 80 (18.26%) DNS
20 80 (18.26%) CCIE
21 77 (17.58%) Internet
22 76 (17.35%) CheckPoint
22 76 (17.35%) Network Security
23 72 (16.44%) SC Cleared
23 72 (16.44%) Cisco IOS
24 71 (16.21%) Network Design
25 68 (15.53%) Multicast

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 16 (3.65%) OpenStack
2 9 (2.05%) SharePoint
3 7 (1.60%) Skype for Business
4 4 (0.91%) Confluence
5 3 (0.68%) MS Exchange
Applications
1 9 (2.05%) Microsoft Office
2 5 (1.14%) MS Visio
3 1 (0.23%) Microsoft Excel
Business Applications
1 2 (0.46%) Payment Gateway
1 2 (0.46%) Remedy ITSM
2 1 (0.23%) assyst
Cloud Services
1 28 (6.39%) AWS
2 20 (4.57%) Azure
3 9 (2.05%) IaaS
3 9 (2.05%) SaaS
4 7 (1.60%) Azure ExpressRoute
4 7 (1.60%) Cloud Computing
4 7 (1.60%) OneDrive
5 6 (1.37%) Virtual Private Cloud
6 5 (1.14%) GitHub
6 5 (1.14%) PaaS
7 2 (0.46%) Office 365
8 1 (0.23%) Adobe Creative Cloud
8 1 (0.23%) G Suite
8 1 (0.23%) Slack
Communications & Networking
1 300 (68.49%) OSPF
2 250 (57.08%) MPLS
3 240 (54.79%) Firewall
4 199 (45.43%) WAN
5 187 (42.69%) LAN
6 177 (40.41%) VPN
7 136 (31.05%) Cisco Nexus
7 136 (31.05%) TCP/IP
8 133 (30.37%) EIGRP
9 97 (22.15%) Wireless
10 96 (21.92%) Cisco ASA
11 94 (21.46%) IPsec
12 80 (18.26%) DNS
13 77 (17.58%) Internet
14 76 (17.35%) Network Security
15 72 (16.44%) Cisco IOS
16 68 (15.53%) Multicast
17 57 (13.01%) HSRP
18 56 (12.79%) Ethernet
19 54 (12.33%) DHCP
Database & Business Intelligence
1 1 (0.23%) DB2
1 1 (0.23%) Tick Data
Development Applications
1 19 (4.34%) Sonatype Nexus
2 11 (2.51%) VSS/SourceSafe
3 6 (1.37%) Git (software)
4 3 (0.68%) JIRA
5 2 (0.46%) Atlassian Bamboo
5 2 (0.46%) GitLab
5 2 (0.46%) Jenkins
6 1 (0.23%) Visual Studio Team System
General
1 63 (14.38%) Telecoms
2 51 (11.64%) Finance
3 26 (5.94%) Banking
4 17 (3.88%) Investment Banking
5 15 (3.42%) Front Office
6 10 (2.28%) Public Sector
7 8 (1.83%) Multimedia
8 6 (1.37%) French Language
8 6 (1.37%) German Language
9 5 (1.14%) Financial Institution
10 3 (0.68%) Manufacturing
11 2 (0.46%) Back Office
11 2 (0.46%) Electronics
11 2 (0.46%) Marketing
11 2 (0.46%) Publishing
11 2 (0.46%) Spanish Language
12 1 (0.23%) Law
12 1 (0.23%) Military
12 1 (0.23%) Norwegian Language
12 1 (0.23%) Police
Job Titles
1 295 (67.35%) Network Engineer
2 50 (11.42%) Cisco Engineer
3 48 (10.96%) Cisco Network Engineer
4 38 (8.68%) Senior Network Engineer
5 36 (8.22%) Architect
6 31 (7.08%) IP Engineer
7 29 (6.62%) Network Architect
8 26 (5.94%) Security Engineer
9 25 (5.71%) IP Network Engineer
10 23 (5.25%) SC Cleared Network Engineer
11 21 (4.79%) Network Security Engineer
12 19 (4.34%) Juniper Engineer
13 18 (4.11%) Infrastructure Engineer
14 15 (3.42%) Design Engineer
15 13 (2.97%) Network Design Engineer
15 13 (2.97%) Support Engineer
16 12 (2.74%) 3rd Line Engineer
16 12 (2.74%) DV Cleared Network Engineer
16 12 (2.74%) Network Support
16 12 (2.74%) WAN Engineer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 50 (11.42%) 802.1X
2 7 (1.60%) JSON
3 5 (1.14%) Middleware
3 5 (1.14%) ModSecurity
3 5 (1.14%) REST
3 5 (1.14%) Web Services
4 4 (0.91%) Jinja
5 3 (0.68%) Ajax
5 3 (0.68%) SOAP
5 3 (0.68%) XML
6 2 (0.46%) Django
6 2 (0.46%) Elastic Stack
6 2 (0.46%) gRPC
6 2 (0.46%) RESTful
6 2 (0.46%) Swagger
6 2 (0.46%) YAML
7 1 (0.23%) LDAP
Miscellaneous
1 95 (21.69%) Data Centre
2 22 (5.02%) Analytical Skills
3 13 (2.97%) PKI
4 9 (2.05%) Management Information System
5 5 (1.14%) Hedge funds
5 5 (1.14%) Replication
6 4 (0.91%) PMI
6 4 (0.91%) Video Conferencing
7 3 (0.68%) Hybrid Cloud
7 3 (0.68%) IPTV
7 3 (0.68%) Linux Command Line
7 3 (0.68%) Public Cloud
7 3 (0.68%) RSA SecurID
7 3 (0.68%) Self-Motivation
7 3 (0.68%) Social Media
7 3 (0.68%) User Experience
8 2 (0.46%) Cyber Defence
8 2 (0.46%) e-Learning
8 2 (0.46%) Fibre Optics
8 2 (0.46%) Virtual Team
Operating Systems
1 37 (8.45%) Linux
2 34 (7.76%) Windows
3 17 (3.88%) Unix
4 16 (3.65%) Windows Server
5 9 (2.05%) Check Point GAiA
6 6 (1.37%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
7 4 (0.91%) Windows 7
8 3 (0.68%) Windows Server 2008
9 2 (0.46%) CentOS
9 2 (0.46%) Windows 10
9 2 (0.46%) Windows NT
10 1 (0.23%) Android
10 1 (0.23%) Mac OS X
10 1 (0.23%) Ubuntu
Processes & Methodologies
1 71 (16.21%) Network Design
2 59 (13.47%) Change Management
3 56 (12.79%) ITIL
4 51 (11.64%) Migration
5 41 (9.36%) Network Management
6 35 (7.99%) Network Monitoring
7 34 (7.76%) Problem-Solving
8 33 (7.53%) Service Delivery
9 31 (7.08%) Load Balancing
10 29 (6.62%) Project Delivery
11 25 (5.71%) Incident Management
11 25 (5.71%) Project Management
12 24 (5.48%) Validation
13 22 (5.02%) Network Virtualisation
13 22 (5.02%) Service Management
14 20 (4.57%) Infrastructure Engineering
15 19 (4.34%) Network Architecture
16 18 (4.11%) Configuration Management
16 18 (4.11%) Kalman Filter
16 18 (4.11%) Technical Leadership
Programming Languages
1 54 (12.33%) Python
2 24 (5.48%) Perl
3 8 (1.83%) Shell Script
4 7 (1.60%) C
4 7 (1.60%) PowerShell
5 6 (1.37%) SQL
6 5 (1.14%) Bash Shell
6 5 (1.14%) Java
7 4 (0.91%) PHP
8 3 (0.68%) PL/SQL
9 2 (0.46%) C#
9 2 (0.46%) Go
9 2 (0.46%) Tcl
10 1 (0.23%) Ruby
Qualifications
1 243 (55.48%) Cisco Certification
2 198 (45.21%) CCNP
3 114 (26.03%) Security Cleared
4 91 (20.78%) CCNA
5 80 (18.26%) CCIE
6 72 (16.44%) SC Cleared
7 36 (8.22%) DV Cleared
8 31 (7.08%) CCDP
9 27 (6.16%) CCDA
10 18 (4.11%) BPSS Clearance
10 18 (4.11%) CCIE Routing and Switching
11 17 (3.88%) BC Cleared
12 16 (3.65%) CCIP
13 15 (3.42%) Degree
14 12 (2.74%) JNCIE
15 11 (2.51%) CCIE Service Provider
15 11 (2.51%) JNCIP
16 9 (2.05%) CCIE Collaboration
17 8 (1.83%) CCSE
18 6 (1.37%) JNCIS
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 15 (3.42%) SLA
2 6 (1.37%) RMADS
3 5 (1.14%) ISO/IEC 27001
4 4 (0.91%) QA
5 3 (0.68%) JSP 440
6 2 (0.46%) ISO/IEC 27002 (supersedes ISO/IEC 17799)
6 2 (0.46%) PCI DSS
7 1 (0.23%) NCSC
System Software
1 29 (6.62%) VMware Infrastructure
2 14 (3.20%) Active Directory
3 13 (2.97%) VMware NSX
4 12 (2.74%) vSphere
5 10 (2.28%) XenDesktop
6 9 (2.05%) VMware ESXi
7 8 (1.83%) Virtual Machines
8 7 (1.60%) BitLocker
9 6 (1.37%) Docker
10 2 (0.46%) Hyper-V
10 2 (0.46%) ProxySG
10 2 (0.46%) vCloud
11 1 (0.23%) Firmware
11 1 (0.23%) KVM
Systems Management
1 27 (6.16%) FortiGate
2 22 (5.02%) Cisco Prime
3 20 (4.57%) Opscode Chef
3 20 (4.57%) Puppet
4 19 (4.34%) Ansible
4 19 (4.34%) Nagios
5 17 (3.88%) Statseeker
5 17 (3.88%) ZABBIX
6 15 (3.42%) Cacti
6 15 (3.42%) NetMRI
7 8 (1.83%) SCOM
8 7 (1.60%) SCCM
9 5 (1.14%) Kubernetes
10 4 (0.91%) OPNET
10 4 (0.91%) Opsview
11 3 (0.68%) Amdocs OSS
11 3 (0.68%) Salt
11 3 (0.68%) Terraform
11 3 (0.68%) vCenter Server
12 2 (0.46%) Prometheus
Vendors
1 381 (86.99%) Cisco
2 168 (38.36%) Juniper
3 95 (21.69%) Palo Alto
4 87 (19.86%) F5
5 76 (17.35%) CheckPoint
6 46 (10.50%) VMware
7 43 (9.82%) SolarWinds
8 39 (8.90%) Aruba
9 37 (8.45%) Fortinet
10 32 (7.31%) Huawei
11 24 (5.48%) Citrix
12 21 (4.79%) NetScout
13 19 (4.34%) Meraki
14 18 (4.11%) Dell
15 17 (3.88%) Blue Coat
15 17 (3.88%) Microsoft
15 17 (3.88%) Solarflare
16 15 (3.42%) Brocade
16 15 (3.42%) Oracle
16 15 (3.42%) Splunk