Period
to 24 November 2017

The following table provides summary statistics for contract job vacancies advertised in Scotland 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 24 November 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)
UK > Scotland
6 months to
24 Nov 2017
Same period 2016 Same period 2015
Rank 148 155 188
Rank change year-on-year +7 +33 -4
Contract jobs citing BGP 33 29 16
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in Scotland 0.66% 0.67% 0.26%
As % of the Communications & Networking category 5.46% 4.01% 2.27%
Number of daily rates quoted 21 18 5
Scotland median daily rate £365 £350 £353
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +4.29% -0.71% -32.05%
10th Percentile £213 £263 £240
90th Percentile £419 £441 £416
UK median daily rate £400 £384 £400
% change year-on-year +4.23% -4.06% +10.73%
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 0 1
Scotland median hourly rate - - £43.00
UK median hourly rate £18.25 £45.00 £45.00
% change year-on-year -59.44% - +20.00%

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 Scotland with a requirement for communications or computer networking skills.

All Communications and Computer Networking Skills
Scotland
Contract vacancies with a requirement for communications or computer networking skills 604 724 705
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in Scotland 11.99% 16.78% 11.36%
Number of daily rates quoted 328 434 311
Scotland median daily rate £363 £340 £335
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +6.62% +1.49% +3.08%
10th Percentile £150 £208 £169
90th Percentile £539 £450 £463
UK median daily rate £400 £400 £388
% change year-on-year - +3.23% +3.33%
Number of hourly rates quoted 36 25 32
Scotland median hourly rate £28.13 £38.50 £17.25
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year -26.95% +123.19% -42.50%
10th Percentile £11.47 £13.50 £12.35
90th Percentile £47.63 £51.20 £40.23
UK median hourly rate £19.00 £23.75 £20.94
% change year-on-year -20.00% +13.45% +4.68%

BGP
Job Vacancy Trend in Scotland

Job postings citing BGP as a percentage of all IT jobs advertised in Scotland.

Job vacancy trend for BGP in Scotland

BGP
Contractor Daily Rate Trend in Scotland

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

Contractor daily rate trend for BGP in Scotland

BGP
Contractor Daily Rate Histogram in Scotland

The daily rate distribution of IT jobs citing BGP in Scotland over the 6 months to 24 November 2017.

Contractor daily rate histogram for BGP in Scotland

BGP
Contractor Hourly Rate Trend in Scotland

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

Contractor hourly rate trend for BGP in Scotland

BGP
Contract Job Locations in Scotland

The table below looks at the demand and provides a guide to the median contractor rates quoted in IT jobs citing BGP within the Scotland region over the 6 months to 24 November 2017. 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
Edinburgh -3 30 £350 -3.45%
Aberdeen -6 1 £375 -
West Lothian - 1 £413 -
BGP
UK

For the 6 months to 24 November 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 Scotland region with a requirement for BGP.

1 33 (100.00%) Cisco
2 30 (90.91%) Firewall
3 26 (78.79%) LAN
4 25 (75.76%) WAN
5 23 (69.70%) VPN
6 22 (66.67%) MPLS
7 21 (63.64%) Wireless
8 18 (54.55%) TCP/IP
9 17 (51.52%) OSPF
10 16 (48.48%) Cisco Certification
11 15 (45.45%) SNMP
12 14 (42.42%) SSH
13 13 (39.39%) Data Centre
14 12 (36.36%) EIGRP
14 12 (36.36%) Project Management
15 11 (33.33%) CheckPoint
15 11 (33.33%) CCNA
16 9 (27.27%) CCNP
16 9 (27.27%) F5
17 8 (24.24%) Network Monitoring
17 8 (24.24%) Citrix
17 8 (24.24%) Telecoms
18 6 (18.18%) IPsec
18 6 (18.18%) Degree
18 6 (18.18%) HSRP
19 5 (15.15%) NetScaler
19 5 (15.15%) Computer Science
19 5 (15.15%) SolarWinds
19 5 (15.15%) 802.1X
19 5 (15.15%) Computer Science Degree

BGP
Co-occurring IT Skills in Scotland 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 (6.06%) Skype for Business
Applications
1 1 (3.03%) MS Visio
Communications & Networking
1 30 (90.91%) Firewall
2 26 (78.79%) LAN
3 25 (75.76%) WAN
4 23 (69.70%) VPN
5 22 (66.67%) MPLS
6 21 (63.64%) Wireless
7 18 (54.55%) TCP/IP
8 17 (51.52%) OSPF
9 15 (45.45%) SNMP
10 14 (42.42%) SSH
11 12 (36.36%) EIGRP
12 6 (18.18%) HSRP
12 6 (18.18%) IPsec
13 5 (15.15%) 802.11
13 5 (15.15%) DHCP
13 5 (15.15%) DNS
13 5 (15.15%) NetScaler
14 4 (12.12%) Cisco Nexus
14 4 (12.12%) Internet
14 4 (12.12%) VLAN
General
1 8 (24.24%) Telecoms
2 4 (12.12%) Finance
3 1 (3.03%) Back Office
3 1 (3.03%) Legal
Job Titles
1 29 (87.88%) Network Engineer
2 6 (18.18%) Cisco Engineer
2 6 (18.18%) Cisco Network Engineer
3 3 (9.09%) Senior Network Engineer
4 2 (6.06%) Cisco Network Support Engineer
4 2 (6.06%) Cisco Support
4 2 (6.06%) Consultant
4 2 (6.06%) Network Consultant
4 2 (6.06%) Network Support
4 2 (6.06%) Network Support Engineer
4 2 (6.06%) Support Engineer
5 1 (3.03%) Cisco Network Consultant
5 1 (3.03%) Cloud Engineer
5 1 (3.03%) Data Engineer
5 1 (3.03%) Data Network Engineer
5 1 (3.03%) Network Infrastructure Engineer
5 1 (3.03%) Network Security Engineer
5 1 (3.03%) Network Systems Engineer
5 1 (3.03%) Systems Engineer
5 1 (3.03%) WAN Consultant
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 5 (15.15%) 802.1X
2 2 (6.06%) LAMP
Miscellaneous
1 13 (39.39%) Data Centre
2 5 (15.15%) Computer Science
3 3 (9.09%) Private Cloud
3 3 (9.09%) VxBlock/Vblock
4 2 (6.06%) Hybrid Cloud
5 1 (3.03%) Enterprise Storage
Operating Systems
1 4 (12.12%) Linux
2 2 (6.06%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
2 2 (6.06%) Unix
2 2 (6.06%) Windows
2 2 (6.06%) Windows Server
Processes & Methodologies
1 12 (36.36%) Project Management
2 8 (24.24%) Network Monitoring
3 5 (15.15%) Agile Software Development
4 4 (12.12%) Change Management
4 4 (12.12%) Data Centre Operations
5 3 (9.09%) Capacity Planning
5 3 (9.09%) Network Design
6 2 (6.06%) Asset Management
6 2 (6.06%) DevOps
6 2 (6.06%) Performance Measurement
6 2 (6.06%) Re-Platforming
7 1 (3.03%) Analytics
7 1 (3.03%) ITIL
7 1 (3.03%) Kanban
7 1 (3.03%) Load Balancing
7 1 (3.03%) Migration
7 1 (3.03%) Stakeholder Management
Qualifications
1 16 (48.48%) Cisco Certification
2 11 (33.33%) CCNA
3 9 (27.27%) CCNP
4 6 (18.18%) Degree
5 5 (15.15%) Computer Science Degree
6 2 (6.06%) VMware Certified Professional (VCP)
7 1 (3.03%) CCIE
7 1 (3.03%) CISSP
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 2 (6.06%) Disclosure Scotland
System Software
1 4 (12.12%) VMware NSX
2 3 (9.09%) Active Directory
2 3 (9.09%) Virtual Machines
2 3 (9.09%) VMware Infrastructure
3 2 (6.06%) vSphere
4 1 (3.03%) Virtual Desktop
Systems Management
1 4 (12.12%) Cacti
2 1 (3.03%) Cisco Prime
2 1 (3.03%) SCCM
Vendors
1 33 (100.00%) Cisco
2 11 (33.33%) CheckPoint
3 9 (27.27%) F5
4 8 (24.24%) Citrix
5 5 (15.15%) SolarWinds
6 4 (12.12%) VMware
7 3 (9.09%) HP
8 2 (6.06%) Brocade
8 2 (6.06%) Fortinet
8 2 (6.06%) Juniper
9 1 (3.03%) Blue Coat