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 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)
UK / Scotland
3 months to
25 Jun 2017
Same period 2016 Same period 2015
Rank 95 145 132
Rank change year-on-year +50 -13  
Contract jobs citing BGP 16 8 6
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in Scotland 0.75% 0.28% 0.20%
As % of the Communications & Networking category 6.67% 1.42% 1.93%
Number of daily rates quoted 8 1 0
Median daily rate £250 £350 -
Median daily rate % change year-on-year -28.57% -  
UK excluding London median daily rate £403 £363 £340
% change year-on-year +11.17% +6.61%  
Number of hourly rates quoted 1 2 0
Median hourly rate £33.00 £20.50 -
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year +60.97% -  
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 Scotland with a requirement for communications and computer networking skills.

Contract Communications & Computer Network Skills
Scotland
Contract job vacancies with a requirement for communications and computer networking skills 240 562 311
As % of all contract IT job vacancies advertised in Scotland 11.20% 19.41% 10.28%
Number of daily rates quoted 118 283 128
Median daily rate £368 £330 £300
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +11.51% +10.00%  
90% offered a daily rate of more than £200 £266 £158
10% offered a daily rate of more than £450 £430 £425
UK excluding London median daily rate £375 £365 £340
% change year-on-year +2.73% +7.35%  
Number of hourly rates quoted 25 37 19
Median hourly rate £33.00 £40.00 £30.09
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year -17.50% +32.95%  
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £26.00 £19.85 £12.35
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £50.00 £43.00 £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 Scotland

The job posting trend of jobs advertised in Scotland 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 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 3 months to 25 June 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 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
Edinburgh +20 12 £275 -21.42%
Glasgow - 3 £225 - 1
Aberdeen - 1 - -
BGP
UK

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 Scotland region with a requirement for BGP.

1 24 (100.00%) Cisco
2 21 (87.50%) LAN
3 19 (79.17%) WAN
4 18 (75.00%) OSPF
5 16 (66.67%) Wireless
6 15 (62.50%) MPLS
6 15 (62.50%) Firewall
7 14 (58.33%) TCP/IP
7 14 (58.33%) VPN
8 10 (41.67%) Cisco Certification
9 9 (37.50%) Network Design
9 9 (37.50%) EIGRP
9 9 (37.50%) Project Management
10 7 (29.17%) Finance
10 7 (29.17%) CheckPoint
10 7 (29.17%) CCNA
10 7 (29.17%) HP
10 7 (29.17%) MS Visio
10 7 (29.17%) Cisco IOS
10 7 (29.17%) QMS
10 7 (29.17%) Network Monitoring
11 6 (25.00%) CatOS
11 6 (25.00%) Problem Management
11 6 (25.00%) Degree
11 6 (25.00%) CCNP
12 5 (20.83%) Configuration Management
12 5 (20.83%) BT
12 5 (20.83%) Quality Management
12 5 (20.83%) Citrix
12 5 (20.83%) Siemens

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 (8.33%) Skype for Business
Applications
1 7 (29.17%) MS Visio
Communications & Networking
1 21 (87.50%) LAN
2 19 (79.17%) WAN
3 18 (75.00%) OSPF
4 16 (66.67%) Wireless
5 15 (62.50%) Firewall
5 15 (62.50%) MPLS
6 14 (58.33%) TCP/IP
6 14 (58.33%) VPN
7 9 (37.50%) EIGRP
8 7 (29.17%) Cisco IOS
9 5 (20.83%) SNMP
9 5 (20.83%) SSH
10 4 (16.67%) Internet
10 4 (16.67%) Multicast
11 3 (12.50%) Cisco Wireless
11 3 (12.50%) HSRP
11 3 (12.50%) Spanning Tree
11 3 (12.50%) VLAN
11 3 (12.50%) VXLAN
11 3 (12.50%) Wireshark
General
1 7 (29.17%) Finance
2 3 (12.50%) Telecoms
Job Titles
1 21 (87.50%) Network Engineer
2 7 (29.17%) Cisco Engineer
3 6 (25.00%) Cisco Network Engineer
4 4 (16.67%) Senior Network Engineer
5 2 (8.33%) Network Support
5 2 (8.33%) Network Support Engineer
5 2 (8.33%) Senior Cisco Engineer
5 2 (8.33%) Senior Cisco Network Engineer
5 2 (8.33%) Support Engineer
6 1 (4.17%) 2nd Line Engineer
6 1 (4.17%) 2nd Line Network Engineer
6 1 (4.17%) Cisco Network Support Engineer
6 1 (4.17%) Cisco Security Engineer
6 1 (4.17%) Implementation Engineer
6 1 (4.17%) LAN Engineer
6 1 (4.17%) LAN/WAN Engineer
6 1 (4.17%) Network Design Engineer
6 1 (4.17%) Network Implementation Engineer
6 1 (4.17%) Network Security Engineer
6 1 (4.17%) WAN Engineer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 3 (12.50%) 802.1X
2 1 (4.17%) LAMP
Miscellaneous
1 5 (20.83%) CMDB
2 4 (16.67%) Computer Science
3 3 (12.50%) Data Centre
3 3 (12.50%) Hybrid Cloud
4 1 (4.17%) Driving Licence
4 1 (4.17%) Private Cloud
Operating Systems
1 6 (25.00%) CatOS
2 1 (4.17%) Linux
2 1 (4.17%) Unix
2 1 (4.17%) Windows
2 1 (4.17%) Windows Server
Processes & Methodologies
1 9 (37.50%) Network Design
1 9 (37.50%) Project Management
2 7 (29.17%) Network Monitoring
2 7 (29.17%) QMS
3 6 (25.00%) Problem Management
4 5 (20.83%) Configuration Management
4 5 (20.83%) ITIL
4 5 (20.83%) Quality Management
4 5 (20.83%) Release Management
5 3 (12.50%) Agile Software Development
6 2 (8.33%) Asset Management
6 2 (8.33%) Change Management
6 2 (8.33%) Network Management
7 1 (4.17%) Capacity Planning
7 1 (4.17%) Chat Support
7 1 (4.17%) DevOps
7 1 (4.17%) Kanban
7 1 (4.17%) Stakeholder Management
Programming Languages
1 5 (20.83%) C
2 1 (4.17%) Lisp
Qualifications
1 10 (41.67%) Cisco Certification
2 7 (29.17%) CCNA
3 6 (25.00%) CCNP
3 6 (25.00%) Degree
4 4 (16.67%) Computer Science Degree
5 1 (4.17%) CCDP
5 1 (4.17%) CCIE
5 1 (4.17%) Master's Degree
5 1 (4.17%) VMware Certified Professional (VCP)
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 3 (12.50%) Disclosure Scotland
System Software
1 2 (8.33%) Virtual Machines
1 2 (8.33%) VMware Infrastructure
2 1 (4.17%) Active Directory
2 1 (4.17%) vSphere
Systems Management
1 3 (12.50%) Cacti
2 1 (4.17%) Cisco Prime
Vendors
1 24 (100.00%) Cisco
2 7 (29.17%) CheckPoint
2 7 (29.17%) HP
3 5 (20.83%) BT
3 5 (20.83%) Citrix
3 5 (20.83%) F5
3 5 (20.83%) Siemens
4 4 (16.67%) SolarWinds
5 3 (12.50%) McAfee
5 3 (12.50%) VMware
6 2 (8.33%) Brocade
7 1 (4.17%) Fortinet
7 1 (4.17%) Juniper
7 1 (4.17%) Riverbed