Period
to 22 July 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 22 July 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
22 Jul 2018
Same period 2017 Same period 2016
Rank 190 146 176
Rank change year-on-year -44 +30 +15
Contract jobs citing BGP 17 28 33
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in Scotland 0.30% 0.66% 0.60%
As % of the Communications & Networking category 2.67% 5.89% 3.60%
Number of daily rates quoted 5 15 7
Scotland median daily rate £450 £325 £275
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +38.46% +18.18% -8.33%
10th Percentile £388 £205 £175
90th Percentile £525 £437 £364
UK median daily rate £425 £425 £375
% change year-on-year - +13.33% -
Number of hourly rates quoted 4 1 8
Scotland median hourly rate £13.50 £33.00 £44.00
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year -59.09% -25.00% -
10th Percentile £12.75 £32.50 £20.05
90th Percentile £17.40 £33.50 £50.00
UK median hourly rate £43.92 £28.75 £46.00
% change year-on-year +52.75% -37.50% +31.43%

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 637 475 916
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in Scotland 11.42% 11.22% 16.59%
Number of daily rates quoted 400 251 479
Scotland median daily rate £325 £360 £350
Median daily rate % change year-on-year -9.72% +2.86% +7.69%
10th Percentile £199 £163 £223
90th Percentile £510 £463 £450
UK median daily rate £425 £410 £400
% change year-on-year +3.66% +2.50% +6.67%
Number of hourly rates quoted 22 34 49
Scotland median hourly rate £15.38 £32.50 £40.00
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year -52.69% -18.75% +29.03%
10th Percentile £10.95 £15.01 £14.00
90th Percentile £32.48 £48.08 £44.80
UK median hourly rate £20.00 £19.50 £25.00
% change year-on-year +2.56% -22.00% +21.95%

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 22 July 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 22 July 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 -35 13 £450 +38.46%
Glasgow -24 4 - - 3
BGP
UK

For the 6 months to 22 July 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 17 (100.00%) Cisco
2 15 (88.24%) OSPF
3 9 (52.94%) Cisco Certification
3 9 (52.94%) CCNP
4 8 (47.06%) TCP/IP
4 8 (47.06%) LAN
4 8 (47.06%) EIGRP
5 6 (35.29%) WAN
5 6 (35.29%) Ethernet
5 6 (35.29%) VPN
5 6 (35.29%) DNS
5 6 (35.29%) CCNA
5 6 (35.29%) CheckPoint
5 6 (35.29%) F5
5 6 (35.29%) Cisco Nexus
5 6 (35.29%) Private Cloud
6 4 (23.53%) Google Cloud Platform
6 4 (23.53%) Virtual Private Cloud
6 4 (23.53%) BPSS Clearance
6 4 (23.53%) FabricPath
6 4 (23.53%) Sonatype Nexus
6 4 (23.53%) HSRP
6 4 (23.53%) FortiGate
6 4 (23.53%) F5 BIG-IP LTM
6 4 (23.53%) Ansible
6 4 (23.53%) Network Architecture
6 4 (23.53%) MPLS
6 4 (23.53%) xDSL
6 4 (23.53%) Internet
6 4 (23.53%) DSL

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:

Applications
1 1 (5.88%) MS Visio
Cloud Services
1 4 (23.53%) Amazon AWS
1 4 (23.53%) Google Cloud Platform
1 4 (23.53%) Microsoft Azure
1 4 (23.53%) Virtual Private Cloud
Communications & Networking
1 15 (88.24%) OSPF
2 8 (47.06%) EIGRP
2 8 (47.06%) LAN
2 8 (47.06%) TCP/IP
3 6 (35.29%) Cisco Nexus
3 6 (35.29%) DNS
3 6 (35.29%) Ethernet
3 6 (35.29%) VPN
3 6 (35.29%) WAN
4 4 (23.53%) ADSL
4 4 (23.53%) ATM
4 4 (23.53%) DSL
4 4 (23.53%) F5 BIG-IP LTM
4 4 (23.53%) FabricPath
4 4 (23.53%) Firewall
4 4 (23.53%) HSRP
4 4 (23.53%) Internet
4 4 (23.53%) MPLS
4 4 (23.53%) RIP
4 4 (23.53%) xDSL
Development Applications
1 4 (23.53%) Sonatype Nexus
General
1 4 (23.53%) Telecoms
2 2 (11.76%) Back Office
2 2 (11.76%) Finance
Job Titles
1 10 (58.82%) Network Engineer
2 2 (11.76%) Platform Engineer
2 2 (11.76%) Senior Network Engineer
2 2 (11.76%) Technical Leader
3 1 (5.88%) Architect
3 1 (5.88%) Network Architect
3 1 (5.88%) Network Specialist
3 1 (5.88%) PowerShell Engineer
3 1 (5.88%) Transmission Engineer
3 1 (5.88%) VMware Engineer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 2 (11.76%) LDAP
Miscellaneous
1 6 (35.29%) Private Cloud
2 2 (11.76%) Data Centre
2 2 (11.76%) Enterprise Storage
3 1 (5.88%) EMC VNX
3 1 (5.88%) Greenfield Project
Operating Systems
1 2 (11.76%) Linux
1 2 (11.76%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
1 2 (11.76%) Windows
Processes & Methodologies
1 4 (23.53%) Migration
1 4 (23.53%) Network Architecture
2 3 (17.65%) Translating Business Requirements
3 2 (11.76%) Agile Software Development
3 2 (11.76%) Kanban
3 2 (11.76%) Load Balancing
3 2 (11.76%) Multi-Factor Authentication
3 2 (11.76%) Performance Tuning
3 2 (11.76%) Two-Factor Authentication
4 1 (5.88%) Business Development
4 1 (5.88%) DevOps
4 1 (5.88%) Infrastructure Management
4 1 (5.88%) ITIL
4 1 (5.88%) ITIL V3
Programming Languages
1 4 (23.53%) Python
2 2 (11.76%) Bash Shell
2 2 (11.76%) PowerShell
Qualifications
1 9 (52.94%) CCNP
1 9 (52.94%) Cisco Certification
2 6 (35.29%) CCNA
3 4 (23.53%) BC Cleared
3 4 (23.53%) BPSS Clearance
3 4 (23.53%) SC Cleared
3 4 (23.53%) Security Cleared
4 1 (5.88%) CCIE
4 1 (5.88%) VMware Certified Professional (VCP)
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 4 (23.53%) GCP
2 1 (5.88%) Disclosure Scotland
System Software
1 2 (11.76%) Active Directory
1 2 (11.76%) Virtual Machines
1 2 (11.76%) VMware Infrastructure
1 2 (11.76%) vSphere
2 1 (5.88%) NFS
2 1 (5.88%) VMware NSX
Systems Management
1 4 (23.53%) Ansible
1 4 (23.53%) FortiGate
2 2 (11.76%) vCenter Server
Vendors
1 17 (100.00%) Cisco
2 6 (35.29%) CheckPoint
2 6 (35.29%) F5
3 4 (23.53%) Infoblox
4 3 (17.65%) VMware
5 2 (11.76%) Blue Coat
5 2 (11.76%) Fortinet
6 1 (5.88%) Alcatel-Lucent
6 1 (5.88%) Ciena
6 1 (5.88%) Ericsson
6 1 (5.88%) Huawei
6 1 (5.88%) NetApp
6 1 (5.88%) Nortel