Period
to 24 April 2018

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 April 2018 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 Apr 2018
Same period 2017 Same period 2016
Rank 174 139 178
Rank change year-on-year -35 +39 +5
Contract jobs citing BGP 14 27 29
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in Scotland 0.28% 0.75% 0.53%
As % of the Communications & Networking category 2.41% 5.41% 3.26%
Number of daily rates quoted 8 11 5
Scotland median daily rate £425 £375 £250
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +13.33% +50.00% -20.00%
10th Percentile £275 £198 £175
90th Percentile £525 £438 £350
UK median daily rate £425 £400 £375
% change year-on-year +6.25% +6.67% +7.14%
Number of hourly rates quoted 1 4 9
Scotland median hourly rate £13.50 £55.50 £43.00
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year -75.68% +29.07% -
10th Percentile £12.75 £45.30 £20.20
90th Percentile £14.25 £65.70 £50.00
UK median hourly rate £41.21 £27.31 £45.00
% change year-on-year +50.92% -39.32% +50.00%

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 582 499 890
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in Scotland 11.70% 13.93% 16.25%
Number of daily rates quoted 373 277 439
Scotland median daily rate £338 £368 £365
Median daily rate % change year-on-year -8.29% +0.82% +7.35%
10th Percentile £192 £169 £219
90th Percentile £500 £475 £450
UK median daily rate £415 £404 £400
% change year-on-year +2.66% +1.06% +6.67%
Number of hourly rates quoted 17 25 43
Scotland median hourly rate £15.50 £22.50 £38.00
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year -31.11% -40.79% +22.58%
10th Percentile £12.75 £11.32 £14.25
90th Percentile £26.60 £57.50 £45.70
UK median hourly rate £19.49 £22.00 £26.00
% change year-on-year -11.43% -15.38% +15.56%

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 April 2018.

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 April 2018. 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 -32 12 £500 +33.33% 1
Glasgow -22 2 £338 +50.00%
BGP
UK

For the 6 months to 24 April 2018, 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 Scotland region with a requirement for BGP.

1 14 (100.00%) Cisco
2 10 (71.43%) OSPF
3 9 (64.29%) Cisco Certification
4 8 (57.14%) CCNP
5 6 (42.86%) CCNA
5 6 (42.86%) EIGRP
5 6 (42.86%) TCP/IP
5 6 (42.86%) Ethernet
5 6 (42.86%) Firewall
6 5 (35.71%) Network Security
6 5 (35.71%) VoIP
6 5 (35.71%) DNS
6 5 (35.71%) Cisco Nexus
6 5 (35.71%) Private Cloud
7 4 (28.57%) Google Cloud Platform
7 4 (28.57%) Virtual Private Cloud
7 4 (28.57%) Sonatype Nexus
7 4 (28.57%) FabricPath
7 4 (28.57%) HSRP
7 4 (28.57%) FortiGate
7 4 (28.57%) F5 BIG-IP LTM
7 4 (28.57%) F5
7 4 (28.57%) Ansible
7 4 (28.57%) Infoblox
7 4 (28.57%) Microsoft Azure
7 4 (28.57%) Amazon AWS
7 4 (28.57%) Load Balancing
7 4 (28.57%) Network Architecture
7 4 (28.57%) Enterprise Storage
7 4 (28.57%) WAN

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:

Cloud Services
1 4 (28.57%) Amazon AWS
1 4 (28.57%) Google Cloud Platform
1 4 (28.57%) Microsoft Azure
1 4 (28.57%) Virtual Private Cloud
Communications & Networking
1 10 (71.43%) OSPF
2 6 (42.86%) EIGRP
2 6 (42.86%) Ethernet
2 6 (42.86%) Firewall
2 6 (42.86%) TCP/IP
3 5 (35.71%) Cisco Nexus
3 5 (35.71%) DNS
3 5 (35.71%) Network Security
3 5 (35.71%) VoIP
4 4 (28.57%) BIG-IP
4 4 (28.57%) F5 BIG-IP LTM
4 4 (28.57%) FabricPath
4 4 (28.57%) HSRP
4 4 (28.57%) WAN
5 3 (21.43%) LAN
5 3 (21.43%) MPLS
5 3 (21.43%) VPN
6 2 (14.29%) DSL
6 2 (14.29%) Internet
6 2 (14.29%) xDSL
Development Applications
1 4 (28.57%) Sonatype Nexus
General
1 4 (28.57%) Back Office
1 4 (28.57%) Finance
2 2 (14.29%) Telecoms
Job Titles
1 9 (64.29%) Network Engineer
2 2 (14.29%) Architect
2 2 (14.29%) Technical Leader
3 1 (7.14%) Cisco Engineer
3 1 (7.14%) Cisco Network Engineer
3 1 (7.14%) Cloud Engineer
3 1 (7.14%) Network Architect
3 1 (7.14%) Network Security Engineer
3 1 (7.14%) Security Engineer
3 1 (7.14%) Solutions Architect
Miscellaneous
1 5 (35.71%) Private Cloud
2 4 (28.57%) Enterprise Storage
3 1 (7.14%) Data Centre
3 1 (7.14%) Greenfield Project
3 1 (7.14%) Hybrid Cloud
3 1 (7.14%) Video Conferencing
Operating Systems
1 1 (7.14%) Windows
1 1 (7.14%) Windows Server
Processes & Methodologies
1 4 (28.57%) Load Balancing
1 4 (28.57%) Network Architecture
2 3 (21.43%) Translating Business Requirements
3 2 (14.29%) Migration
4 1 (7.14%) Agile Software Development
4 1 (7.14%) Business Development
4 1 (7.14%) DevOps
4 1 (7.14%) ITIL
4 1 (7.14%) Kanban
4 1 (7.14%) Network Design
4 1 (7.14%) Network Monitoring
4 1 (7.14%) Presales
4 1 (7.14%) Project Management
4 1 (7.14%) Service Delivery
4 1 (7.14%) Technical Analysis
4 1 (7.14%) Technical Architecture
Programming Languages
1 4 (28.57%) Python
Qualifications
1 9 (64.29%) Cisco Certification
2 8 (57.14%) CCNP
3 6 (42.86%) CCNA
4 1 (7.14%) BC Cleared
4 1 (7.14%) BPSS Clearance
4 1 (7.14%) CCDP
4 1 (7.14%) CCIE
4 1 (7.14%) CCIP
4 1 (7.14%) Degree
4 1 (7.14%) SC Cleared
4 1 (7.14%) Security Cleared
4 1 (7.14%) VMware Certified Professional (VCP)
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 4 (28.57%) GCP
2 1 (7.14%) Disclosure Scotland
System Software
1 2 (14.29%) VMware NSX
2 1 (7.14%) Active Directory
2 1 (7.14%) vSphere
Systems Management
1 4 (28.57%) Ansible
1 4 (28.57%) FortiGate
2 1 (7.14%) Cisco CUCM
Vendors
1 14 (100.00%) Cisco
2 4 (28.57%) F5
2 4 (28.57%) Infoblox
3 2 (14.29%) CheckPoint
3 2 (14.29%) VMware
4 1 (7.14%) Brocade
4 1 (7.14%) HP
4 1 (7.14%) Nokia
4 1 (7.14%) SolarWinds
4 1 (7.14%) Tandberg