Period
to 23 October 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 23 October 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
23 Oct 2018
Same period 2017 Same period 2016
Rank 176 152 165
Rank change year-on-year -24 +13 +21
Contract jobs citing BGP 27 31 28
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in Scotland 0.50% 0.64% 0.60%
As % of the Communications & Networking category 4.84% 5.57% 3.69%
Number of daily rates quoted 9 20 17
Scotland median daily rate £375 £375 £350
Median daily rate % change year-on-year - +7.14% +7.69%
10th Percentile £264 £211 £263
90th Percentile £525 £435 £443
UK median daily rate £425 £415 £380
% change year-on-year +2.41% +9.21% +1.33%
Number of hourly rates quoted 6 1 0
Scotland median hourly rate £18.25 £33.00 -
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year -44.70% - -
UK median hourly rate £43.71 £32.75 £46.00
% change year-on-year +33.46% -28.80% +1.29%

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 558 557 758
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in Scotland 10.39% 11.51% 16.29%
Number of daily rates quoted 308 291 450
Scotland median daily rate £375 £350 £340
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +7.14% +2.94% +7.94%
10th Percentile £178 £139 £213
90th Percentile £525 £525 £450
UK median daily rate £425 £400 £400
% change year-on-year +6.25% - +5.26%
Number of hourly rates quoted 22 46 27
Scotland median hourly rate £16.00 £30.50 £36.00
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year -47.54% -15.28% +181.25%
10th Percentile £10.75 £12.94 £13.40
90th Percentile £33.75 £46.50 £43.00
UK median hourly rate £19.00 £19.25 £22.84
% change year-on-year -1.30% -15.70% +14.18%

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 23 October 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 23 October 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 -15 19 £375 - 1
Glasgow - 6 - - 4
Aberdeen +11 1 - -
Falkirk - 1 - -
BGP
UK

For the 6 months to 23 October 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 27 (100.00%) Cisco
2 26 (96.30%) OSPF
3 21 (77.78%) CCNP
3 21 (77.78%) Cisco Certification
4 18 (66.67%) Cisco ASA
5 17 (62.96%) Firewall
6 14 (51.85%) CheckPoint
6 14 (51.85%) LAN
7 12 (44.44%) WAN
8 10 (37.04%) VPN
8 10 (37.04%) Agile Software Development
8 10 (37.04%) Cisco Nexus
8 10 (37.04%) Data Centre
8 10 (37.04%) Two-Factor Authentication
8 10 (37.04%) Multi-Factor Authentication
9 9 (33.33%) Performance Tuning
9 9 (33.33%) DevOps
9 9 (33.33%) EIGRP
9 9 (33.33%) CCNA
10 8 (29.63%) DNS
10 8 (29.63%) TCP/IP
11 7 (25.93%) RIP
11 7 (25.93%) Kanban
12 6 (22.22%) xDSL
12 6 (22.22%) BPSS Clearance
12 6 (22.22%) Ethernet
12 6 (22.22%) ADSL
12 6 (22.22%) ATM
12 6 (22.22%) Internet
12 6 (22.22%) 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 3 (11.11%) MS Visio
Communications & Networking
1 26 (96.30%) OSPF
2 18 (66.67%) Cisco ASA
3 17 (62.96%) Firewall
4 14 (51.85%) LAN
5 12 (44.44%) WAN
6 10 (37.04%) Cisco Nexus
6 10 (37.04%) VPN
7 9 (33.33%) EIGRP
8 8 (29.63%) DNS
8 8 (29.63%) TCP/IP
9 7 (25.93%) RIP
10 6 (22.22%) ADSL
10 6 (22.22%) ATM
10 6 (22.22%) DSL
10 6 (22.22%) Ethernet
10 6 (22.22%) Internet
10 6 (22.22%) MPLS
10 6 (22.22%) xDSL
11 5 (18.52%) IPv6
12 4 (14.81%) SDH
General
1 6 (22.22%) Telecoms
Job Titles
1 19 (70.37%) Network Engineer
2 8 (29.63%) Senior Network Engineer
3 3 (11.11%) Cisco Engineer
3 3 (11.11%) Cisco Network Engineer
4 2 (7.41%) Platform Engineer
4 2 (7.41%) Transmission Engineer
4 2 (7.41%) WAN Engineer
5 1 (3.70%) Network Specialist
5 1 (3.70%) PowerShell Engineer
5 1 (3.70%) VMware Engineer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 2 (7.41%) LDAP
Miscellaneous
1 10 (37.04%) Data Centre
2 2 (7.41%) Private Cloud
3 1 (3.70%) Analytical Skills
3 1 (3.70%) EMC VNX
Operating Systems
1 3 (11.11%) Windows
2 2 (7.41%) Linux
2 2 (7.41%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
3 1 (3.70%) Windows Server
Processes & Methodologies
1 10 (37.04%) Agile Software Development
1 10 (37.04%) Multi-Factor Authentication
1 10 (37.04%) Two-Factor Authentication
2 9 (33.33%) DevOps
2 9 (33.33%) Performance Tuning
3 7 (25.93%) Kanban
4 6 (22.22%) Migration
5 3 (11.11%) Decision-Making
6 2 (7.41%) ITIL
6 2 (7.41%) Network Monitoring
6 2 (7.41%) Scrum
7 1 (3.70%) BCP
7 1 (3.70%) Capacity Planning
7 1 (3.70%) Disaster Recovery
7 1 (3.70%) Infrastructure Management
7 1 (3.70%) ITIL V3
7 1 (3.70%) Network Design
7 1 (3.70%) Time Management
Programming Languages
1 2 (7.41%) Bash Shell
1 2 (7.41%) PowerShell
Qualifications
1 21 (77.78%) CCNP
1 21 (77.78%) Cisco Certification
2 9 (33.33%) CCNA
3 6 (22.22%) BC Cleared
3 6 (22.22%) BPSS Clearance
3 6 (22.22%) SC Cleared
3 6 (22.22%) Security Cleared
4 3 (11.11%) Degree
5 2 (7.41%) CCIE
5 2 (7.41%) CCIP
6 1 (3.70%) CCA
6 1 (3.70%) VMware Certified Professional (VCP)
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 4 (14.81%) Disclosure Scotland
2 2 (7.41%) PMO
3 1 (3.70%) ISO/IEC 27001
3 1 (3.70%) PCI DSS
System Software
1 3 (11.11%) VMware Infrastructure
1 3 (11.11%) VMware NSX
2 2 (7.41%) Active Directory
2 2 (7.41%) Virtual Machines
2 2 (7.41%) vSphere
3 1 (3.70%) NFS
Systems Management
1 5 (18.52%) vCenter Server
Vendors
1 27 (100.00%) Cisco
2 14 (51.85%) CheckPoint
3 5 (18.52%) Brocade
3 5 (18.52%) VMware
4 4 (14.81%) Alcatel-Lucent
4 4 (14.81%) Nortel
5 3 (11.11%) Juniper
6 2 (7.41%) Blue Coat
6 2 (7.41%) Ciena
6 2 (7.41%) Ericsson
6 2 (7.41%) F5
6 2 (7.41%) Fortinet
6 2 (7.41%) Huawei
7 1 (3.70%) HP
7 1 (3.70%) NetApp
7 1 (3.70%) SolarWinds