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 28 March 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
28 Mar 2017
Same period 2016 Same period 2015
Rank 100 110 126
Rank change year-on-year +10 +16  
Contract jobs citing BGP 7 21 4
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in Scotland 0.40% 0.81% 0.14%
As % of the Communications & Networking category 3.47% 5.53% 1.12%
Number of daily rates quoted 3 4 2
Median daily rate £425 £225 £313
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +88.88% -28.00%  
90% offered a daily rate of more than £257 £200 £303
10% offered a daily rate of more than £445 £303 £323
UK excluding London median daily rate £363 £363 £363
Number of hourly rates quoted 2 6 0
Median hourly rate £45.50 £45.50 -
UK excluding London median hourly rate £30.00 £45.00 £30.00
% change year-on-year -33.33% +50.00%  

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 202 380 356
As % of all contract IT job vacancies advertised in Scotland 11.50% 14.65% 12.12%
Number of daily rates quoted 118 201 172
Median daily rate £360 £375 £340
Median daily rate % change year-on-year -4.00% +10.29%  
90% offered a daily rate of more than £215 £200 £127
10% offered a daily rate of more than £465 £450 £500
UK excluding London median daily rate £375 £363 £347
% change year-on-year +3.44% +4.32%  
Number of hourly rates quoted 14 11 12
Median hourly rate £45.00 £45.00 £37.50
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year - +20.00%  
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £11.32 £30.40 £29.03
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £46.00 £50.00 £50.00
UK excluding London median hourly rate £22.14 £37.50 £30.00
% change year-on-year -40.96% +25.00%  

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 28 March 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 28 March 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
Aberdeen -2 5 £450 -
Edinburgh +19 2 £320 -1.53% 2
BGP
UK

For the 6 months to 28 March 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 23 (100.00%) Cisco
2 22 (95.65%) OSPF
3 17 (73.91%) WAN
3 17 (73.91%) LAN
4 16 (69.57%) MPLS
4 16 (69.57%) Network Design
5 14 (60.87%) Wireless
5 14 (60.87%) Cisco IOS
6 13 (56.52%) Problem Management
6 13 (56.52%) CatOS
6 13 (56.52%) Finance
6 13 (56.52%) TCP/IP
7 12 (52.17%) MS Visio
7 12 (52.17%) ITIL
7 12 (52.17%) Project Management
7 12 (52.17%) Configuration Management
7 12 (52.17%) CMDB
7 12 (52.17%) Release Management
7 12 (52.17%) QMS
8 11 (47.83%) Multicast
9 10 (43.48%) Quality Management
9 10 (43.48%) Cisco Certification
10 8 (34.78%) Siemens
10 8 (34.78%) C
10 8 (34.78%) BT
11 7 (30.43%) Firewall
11 7 (30.43%) CCNP
11 7 (30.43%) HP
12 6 (26.09%) Spanning Tree
13 5 (21.74%) Data Centre

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 12 (52.17%) MS Visio
2 4 (17.39%) MS Excel
Communications & Networking
1 22 (95.65%) OSPF
2 17 (73.91%) LAN
2 17 (73.91%) WAN
3 16 (69.57%) MPLS
4 14 (60.87%) Cisco IOS
4 14 (60.87%) Wireless
5 13 (56.52%) TCP/IP
6 11 (47.83%) Multicast
7 7 (30.43%) Firewall
8 6 (26.09%) Spanning Tree
9 4 (17.39%) BIG-IP
9 4 (17.39%) Cisco Nexus
9 4 (17.39%) F5 BIG-IP LTM
10 3 (13.04%) VLAN
11 2 (8.70%) Cisco ASA
11 2 (8.70%) EIGRP
11 2 (8.70%) F5 BIG-IP GTM
11 2 (8.70%) VoIP
12 1 (4.35%) Cisco Wireless
12 1 (4.35%) Network Security
General
1 13 (56.52%) Finance
2 1 (4.35%) Retail
Job Titles
1 20 (86.96%) Network Engineer
2 8 (34.78%) Senior Network Engineer
3 6 (26.09%) Cisco Engineer
4 5 (21.74%) Cisco Network Engineer
5 4 (17.39%) Network Support
6 3 (13.04%) Network Support Engineer
6 3 (13.04%) Support Engineer
7 2 (8.70%) Cisco Support
7 2 (8.70%) Implementation Engineer
7 2 (8.70%) Network Design Engineer
7 2 (8.70%) Network Implementation Engineer
7 2 (8.70%) Network Security Engineer
7 2 (8.70%) Security Engineer
8 1 (4.35%) Cisco Network Support Engineer
8 1 (4.35%) Cisco Security Engineer
8 1 (4.35%) Cisco Support Engineer
8 1 (4.35%) LAN Engineer
8 1 (4.35%) LAN/WAN Engineer
8 1 (4.35%) Senior Firewall Engineer
8 1 (4.35%) WAN Engineer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 1 (4.35%) 802.1X
Miscellaneous
1 12 (52.17%) CMDB
2 5 (21.74%) Data Centre
3 1 (4.35%) Computer Science
3 1 (4.35%) Driving Licence
Operating Systems
1 13 (56.52%) CatOS
2 3 (13.04%) Linux
2 3 (13.04%) Windows
Processes & Methodologies
1 16 (69.57%) Network Design
2 13 (56.52%) Problem Management
3 12 (52.17%) Configuration Management
3 12 (52.17%) ITIL
3 12 (52.17%) Project Management
3 12 (52.17%) QMS
3 12 (52.17%) Release Management
4 10 (43.48%) Quality Management
5 3 (13.04%) Load Balancing
5 3 (13.04%) Network Monitoring
6 1 (4.35%) Change Management
6 1 (4.35%) Mentoring
6 1 (4.35%) Supplier Management
Programming Languages
1 8 (34.78%) C
2 1 (4.35%) Lisp
Qualifications
1 10 (43.48%) Cisco Certification
2 7 (30.43%) CCNP
3 3 (13.04%) CCNA
3 3 (13.04%) Degree
4 1 (4.35%) CCENT
4 1 (4.35%) CCIE
4 1 (4.35%) Security Cleared
Systems Management
1 1 (4.35%) FortiGate
1 1 (4.35%) WhatsUp Gold
1 1 (4.35%) WMI
Vendors
1 23 (100.00%) Cisco
2 8 (34.78%) BT
2 8 (34.78%) Siemens
3 7 (30.43%) HP
4 5 (21.74%) CheckPoint
5 4 (17.39%) F5
5 4 (17.39%) Fortinet
6 1 (4.35%) Progress