Period
to 23 November 2017

The following table provides summary statistics for contract job vacancies advertised in the South East 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 November 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)
England > South East
6 months to
23 Nov 2017
Same period 2016 Same period 2015
Rank 281 274 233
Rank change year-on-year -7 -41 +12
Contract jobs citing BGP 95 110 176
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in the South East 0.56% 0.66% 0.91%
As % of the Communications & Networking category 3.22% 3.48% 5.01%
Number of daily rates quoted 59 61 92
South East median daily rate £425 £400 £375
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +6.25% +6.67% +4.17%
10th Percentile £300 £300 £263
90th Percentile £500 £538 £486
England median daily rate £410 £388 £400
% change year-on-year +5.81% -3.13% +11.11%
Number of hourly rates quoted 4 4 12
South East median hourly rate £13.50 £48.00 £47.83
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year -71.88% +0.36% +16.66%
England median hourly rate £18.25 £45.50 £45.31
% change year-on-year -59.89% +0.43% +13.26%

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 the South East with a requirement for communications or computer networking skills.

All Communications and Computer Networking Skills
South East
Contract vacancies with a requirement for communications or computer networking skills 2949 3165 3514
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in the South East 17.51% 18.98% 18.20%
Number of daily rates quoted 1596 1803 1886
South East median daily rate £393 £375 £375
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +4.67% - +7.14%
10th Percentile £185 £228 £225
90th Percentile £550 £527 £500
England median daily rate £404 £400 £390
% change year-on-year +1.00% +2.56% +4.00%
Number of hourly rates quoted 156 221 243
South East median hourly rate £17.43 £25.50 £22.83
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year -31.66% +11.70% +26.83%
10th Percentile £12.00 £11.50 £11.82
90th Percentile £46.09 £53.75 £47.83
England median hourly rate £18.70 £23.00 £20.94
% change year-on-year -18.70% +9.86% +4.68%

BGP
Job Vacancy Trend in the South East

Job postings citing BGP as a percentage of all IT jobs advertised in the South East.

Job vacancy trend for BGP in the South East

BGP
Contractor Daily Rate Trend in the South East

This chart provides the 3-month moving average for daily rates quoted in contract jobs citing BGP in the South East.

Contractor daily rate trend for BGP in the South East

BGP
Contractor Daily Rate Histogram in the South East

The daily rate distribution of IT jobs citing BGP in the South East over the 6 months to 23 November 2017.

Contractor daily rate histogram for BGP in the South East

BGP
Contractor Hourly Rate Trend in the South East

This chart provides the 3-month moving average for contractor hourly rates quoted in IT jobs citing BGP in the South East.

Contractor hourly rate trend for BGP in the South East

BGP
Contract Job Locations in the South East

The table below looks at the demand and provides a guide to the median contractor rates quoted in IT jobs citing BGP within the South East region over the 6 months to 23 November 2017. 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
Hampshire +32 49 £450 +12.50%
Thames Valley -17 41 £400 -11.11% 5
Berkshire -26 22 £355 -17.01% 3
Oxfordshire +18 14 £450 +28.57% 1
Surrey -19 5 £375 +7.14%
Buckinghamshire -28 5 £400 -23.81% 1
BGP
England

For the 6 months to 23 November 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 South East region with a requirement for BGP.

1 74 (77.89%) OSPF
2 72 (75.79%) Cisco
3 46 (48.42%) MPLS
4 45 (47.37%) Cisco Certification
4 45 (47.37%) LAN
5 44 (46.32%) Firewall
6 40 (42.11%) WAN
7 36 (37.89%) Juniper
8 35 (36.84%) Security Cleared
9 33 (34.74%) CCNP
10 30 (31.58%) VPN
11 27 (28.42%) SC Cleared
12 26 (27.37%) Network Security
13 25 (26.32%) CCNA
14 23 (24.21%) Data Centre
15 22 (23.16%) IPsec
16 21 (22.11%) VLAN
17 19 (20.00%) Cisco ASA
17 19 (20.00%) F5
17 19 (20.00%) Network Design
17 19 (20.00%) DNS
17 19 (20.00%) TCP/IP
18 17 (17.89%) CheckPoint
19 16 (16.84%) Linux
19 16 (16.84%) Cisco Nexus
20 15 (15.79%) Palo Alto
21 13 (13.68%) Telecoms
21 13 (13.68%) Wireless
21 13 (13.68%) Fortinet
22 12 (12.63%) DV Cleared

BGP
Co-occurring IT Skills in the South East 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 3 (3.16%) Skype for Business
2 1 (1.05%) SharePoint
Applications
1 4 (4.21%) Microsoft Office
1 4 (4.21%) MS Visio
2 2 (2.11%) Microsoft Excel
3 1 (1.05%) Microsoft PowerPoint
Business Applications
1 1 (1.05%) Remedy ITSM
Cloud Services
1 8 (8.42%) Amazon AWS
1 8 (8.42%) Microsoft Azure
2 2 (2.11%) Azure Active Directory
2 2 (2.11%) Office 365
3 1 (1.05%) Virtual Private Cloud
Communications & Networking
1 74 (77.89%) OSPF
2 46 (48.42%) MPLS
3 45 (47.37%) LAN
4 44 (46.32%) Firewall
5 40 (42.11%) WAN
6 30 (31.58%) VPN
7 26 (27.37%) Network Security
8 22 (23.16%) IPsec
9 21 (22.11%) VLAN
10 19 (20.00%) Cisco ASA
10 19 (20.00%) DNS
10 19 (20.00%) TCP/IP
11 16 (16.84%) Cisco Nexus
12 13 (13.68%) Wireless
13 12 (12.63%) EIGRP
14 11 (11.58%) Ethernet
14 11 (11.58%) VoIP
15 8 (8.42%) DHCP
16 7 (7.37%) Junos
17 6 (6.32%) LTE
Database & Business Intelligence
1 3 (3.16%) MS Access
2 1 (1.05%) MySQL
Development Applications
1 1 (1.05%) Metasploit
1 1 (1.05%) Sonatype Nexus
General
1 13 (13.68%) Telecoms
2 2 (2.11%) Advertising
2 2 (2.11%) Banking
2 2 (2.11%) Finance
2 2 (2.11%) French Language
2 2 (2.11%) German Language
2 2 (2.11%) Publishing
2 2 (2.11%) Retail
3 1 (1.05%) Electronics
3 1 (1.05%) Legal
3 1 (1.05%) Manufacturing
Job Titles
1 67 (70.53%) Network Engineer
2 15 (15.79%) Network Security Engineer
2 15 (15.79%) Security Engineer
3 13 (13.68%) Cisco Engineer
4 12 (12.63%) Cisco Network Engineer
5 8 (8.42%) Architect
5 8 (8.42%) Senior Network Engineer
6 6 (6.32%) Analyst
6 6 (6.32%) IP Engineer
6 6 (6.32%) Network Architect
7 5 (5.26%) Cloud Engineer
7 5 (5.26%) Consultant
7 5 (5.26%) IP Specialist
7 5 (5.26%) Migration Engineer
7 5 (5.26%) Network Analyst
7 5 (5.26%) Network Specialist
7 5 (5.26%) SC Cleared Network Engineer
8 4 (4.21%) DV Cleared Network Engineer
8 4 (4.21%) Engineering Specialist
8 4 (4.21%) IP Network Engineer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 5 (5.26%) Web Services
2 2 (2.11%) 802.1X
2 2 (2.11%) CGI
Miscellaneous
1 23 (24.21%) Data Centre
2 5 (5.26%) CESG
2 5 (5.26%) Computer Science
3 2 (2.11%) Analytical Skills
3 2 (2.11%) Public Cloud
3 2 (2.11%) Smart Meter
4 1 (1.05%) Client/Server
4 1 (1.05%) Clustering
4 1 (1.05%) EMC VMAX
4 1 (1.05%) EMC VNX
4 1 (1.05%) Life Science
4 1 (1.05%) PKI
4 1 (1.05%) RIA
4 1 (1.05%) Video Conferencing
Operating Systems
1 16 (16.84%) Linux
2 9 (9.47%) Unix
3 7 (7.37%) Windows
4 3 (3.16%) Windows Server 2008
5 1 (1.05%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
5 1 (1.05%) Solaris
Processes & Methodologies
1 19 (20.00%) Network Design
2 12 (12.63%) ITIL
3 11 (11.58%) Migration
4 9 (9.47%) Load Balancing
5 8 (8.42%) Network Monitoring
6 7 (7.37%) High Availability
6 7 (7.37%) Problem Management
7 6 (6.32%) Customer Requirements
7 6 (6.32%) Kalman Filter
7 6 (6.32%) Network Management
8 5 (5.26%) Capacity Planning
8 5 (5.26%) Disaster Recovery
8 5 (5.26%) Network Architecture
8 5 (5.26%) Security Architecture
8 5 (5.26%) System Testing
9 4 (4.21%) Boundary Protection
9 4 (4.21%) Change Management
9 4 (4.21%) Continuous Improvement
9 4 (4.21%) Cybersecurity
9 4 (4.21%) Project Management
Programming Languages
1 10 (10.53%) Python
2 8 (8.42%) Perl
3 7 (7.37%) Bash Shell
4 5 (5.26%) C-shell
4 5 (5.26%) Korn
5 3 (3.16%) C
6 2 (2.11%) Ruby
7 1 (1.05%) C++
7 1 (1.05%) Java
7 1 (1.05%) Shell Script
Qualifications
1 45 (47.37%) Cisco Certification
2 35 (36.84%) Security Cleared
3 33 (34.74%) CCNP
4 27 (28.42%) SC Cleared
5 25 (26.32%) CCNA
6 12 (12.63%) DV Cleared
7 9 (9.47%) CCIE
8 5 (5.26%) Degree
8 5 (5.26%) JNCIS
9 4 (4.21%) CCSA
9 4 (4.21%) JNCIA
10 3 (3.16%) BC Cleared
10 3 (3.16%) BPSS Clearance
10 3 (3.16%) CCDP
11 2 (2.11%) CCSE
11 2 (2.11%) Computer Science Degree
12 1 (1.05%) CISSP
12 1 (1.05%) JNCIE
12 1 (1.05%) JNCIP
12 1 (1.05%) VMware Certified Professional (VCP)
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 4 (4.21%) PMO
1 4 (4.21%) SLA
2 2 (2.11%) Sarbanes-Oxley
System Software
1 11 (11.58%) VMware NSX
2 9 (9.47%) VMware Infrastructure
3 7 (7.37%) Active Directory
4 4 (4.21%) NFS
5 3 (3.16%) Openswan
6 2 (2.11%) Hyper-V
6 2 (2.11%) pfSense
6 2 (2.11%) ProxySG
7 1 (1.05%) EMC RecoverPoint
7 1 (1.05%) vCloud
Systems Management
1 7 (7.37%) Nagios
2 5 (5.26%) SCOM
3 4 (4.21%) Cisco Prime
4 3 (3.16%) FortiGate
5 2 (2.11%) Cisco CUCM
6 1 (1.05%) Ansible
6 1 (1.05%) Failover Clustering
6 1 (1.05%) SolarWinds Orion
6 1 (1.05%) vRealize
Vendors
1 72 (75.79%) Cisco
2 36 (37.89%) Juniper
3 19 (20.00%) F5
4 17 (17.89%) CheckPoint
5 15 (15.79%) Palo Alto
6 13 (13.68%) Fortinet
7 11 (11.58%) VMware
8 10 (10.53%) Brocade
9 9 (9.47%) Arista
9 9 (9.47%) SolarWinds
10 8 (8.42%) Microsoft
11 7 (7.37%) Citrix
12 6 (6.32%) HP
13 5 (5.26%) Blue Coat
13 5 (5.26%) Extreme Networks
14 4 (4.21%) Red Hat
14 4 (4.21%) Remedy
14 4 (4.21%) SonicWALL
15 3 (3.16%) Avaya
15 3 (3.16%) Vyatta