The following table provides summary statistics for contract job vacancies advertised in Kent with a requirement for BGP skills. Included is a benchmarking guide to the contractor rates offered in vacancies that have cited BGP over the 3 months to 25 June 2017 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)
South East / Kent
3 months to
25 Jun 2017
Same period 2016 Same period 2015
Rank 40 - 43
Rank change year-on-year - 0  
Contract jobs citing BGP 1 0 3
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in Kent 0.40% - 1.09%
As % of the Communications & Networking category 2.08% - 6.12%
Number of daily rates quoted 1 0 0
Median daily rate £525 - -
UK excluding London median daily rate £403 £363 £340
% change year-on-year +11.17% +6.61%  
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 0 0
Median hourly rate - - -
UK excluding London median hourly rate £33.00 £47.83 £40.00
% change year-on-year -31.00% +19.57%  

BGP is in the communications and computer networking skills category. The next table is for comparison with the above and provides summary statistics for all contract job vacancies advertised in Kent with a requirement for communications and computer networking skills.

Contract Communications & Computer Network Skills
Kent
Contract job vacancies with a requirement for communications and computer networking skills 48 50 49
As % of all contract IT job vacancies advertised in Kent 19.12% 15.48% 17.88%
Number of daily rates quoted 42 38 29
Median daily rate £375 £325 £488
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +15.38% -33.33%  
90% offered a daily rate of more than £201 £145 £185
10% offered a daily rate of more than £525 £610 £550
UK excluding London median daily rate £375 £365 £340
% change year-on-year +2.73% +7.35%  
Number of hourly rates quoted 2 2 3
Median hourly rate £23.64 £20.83 £13.25
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year +13.49% +57.20%  
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £19.90 £20.83 £9.00
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £27.38 £44.75 £40.00
UK excluding London median hourly rate £28.00 £31.50 £25.00
% change year-on-year -11.11% +26.00%  

BGP
Job Vacancy Trend in Kent

The job posting trend of jobs advertised in Kent citing BGP as a proportion of all contract or permanent IT jobs with a match in the Communications & Networking category.

Job vacancy trend for BGP in Kent

BGP
Contractor Daily Rate Trend in Kent

This chart provides the 3-month moving average for daily rates quoted in contract jobs citing BGP in Kent.

Contractor daily rate trend for BGP in Kent

BGP
Contractor Hourly Rate Trend in Kent

This chart provides the 3-month moving average for contractor hourly rates quoted in IT jobs citing BGP in Kent.

Contractor hourly rate trend for BGP in Kent

BGP
Contract Job Locations in Kent

The table below looks at the demand and provides a guide to the median contractor rates quoted in IT jobs citing BGP within the Kent region over the 3 months to 25 June 2017. The 'Rank Change' column provides an indication of the change in demand within each location based on the same 3 month period last year.

Location Rank Change
on Same Period
Last Year
Matching
Contract
IT Job Ads
Median
Daily Rate
Last 3 Months
Median Daily Rate
% Change
on Same Period
Last Year
Live
Job
Vacancies
Tonbridge - 1 £525 -
BGP
South East

For the 6 months to 25 June 2017, IT contractor jobs citing BGP also mentioned the following skills in order of popularity. The figures indicate the number co-occurrences and its proportion to all contract ads across the Kent region with a requirement for BGP.

1 2 (100.00%) LAN
1 2 (100.00%) WAN
1 2 (100.00%) VPN
1 2 (100.00%) DNS
1 2 (100.00%) Cisco
1 2 (100.00%) Juniper
1 2 (100.00%) CheckPoint
1 2 (100.00%) Firewall
1 2 (100.00%) IPsec
1 2 (100.00%) Blue Coat
1 2 (100.00%) ProxySG
1 2 (100.00%) Microsoft Azure
1 2 (100.00%) Amazon AWS
1 2 (100.00%) Skype for Business
1 2 (100.00%) F5
1 2 (100.00%) F5 BIG-IP LTM
1 2 (100.00%) F5 BIG-IP GTM
1 2 (100.00%) Virtual Private Cloud
1 2 (100.00%) Skype
1 2 (100.00%) Palo Alto
2 1 (50.00%) Network Security
2 1 (50.00%) Finance
2 1 (50.00%) SLA

BGP
Co-occurring IT Skills in Kent 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 2 (100.00%) Skype for Business
Cloud Services
1 2 (100.00%) Amazon AWS
1 2 (100.00%) Microsoft Azure
1 2 (100.00%) Virtual Private Cloud
Communications & Networking
1 2 (100.00%) DNS
1 2 (100.00%) F5 BIG-IP GTM
1 2 (100.00%) F5 BIG-IP LTM
1 2 (100.00%) Firewall
1 2 (100.00%) IPsec
1 2 (100.00%) LAN
1 2 (100.00%) Skype
1 2 (100.00%) VPN
1 2 (100.00%) WAN
2 1 (50.00%) Network Security
General
1 1 (50.00%) Finance
Job Titles
1 2 (100.00%) Network Engineer
2 1 (50.00%) Design Engineer
2 1 (50.00%) Firewall Engineer
2 1 (50.00%) Juniper Engineer
2 1 (50.00%) Network Design Engineer
2 1 (50.00%) Network Security Engineer
2 1 (50.00%) Security Engineer
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 1 (50.00%) SLA
System Software
1 2 (100.00%) ProxySG
Vendors
1 2 (100.00%) Blue Coat
1 2 (100.00%) CheckPoint
1 2 (100.00%) Cisco
1 2 (100.00%) F5
1 2 (100.00%) Juniper
1 2 (100.00%) Palo Alto