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 3 months to 28 June 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
3 months to
28 Jun 2017
Same period 2016 Same period 2015
Rank 168 181 204
Rank change year-on-year +13 +23  
Contract jobs citing BGP 75 88 56
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in the South East 0.97% 0.98% 0.60%
As % of the Communications & Networking category 5.65% 5.04% 3.15%
Number of daily rates quoted 53 39 18
Median daily rate £450 £375 £400
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +20.00% -6.25%  
90% offered a daily rate of more than £313 £284 £244
10% offered a daily rate of more than £538 £478 £515
UK excluding London median daily rate £415 £364 £340
% change year-on-year +14.08% +6.98%  
Number of hourly rates quoted 3 9 0
Median hourly rate £13.50 £47.83 -
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year -71.77% -  
UK excluding London median hourly rate £33.00 £47.83 £40.00
% change year-on-year -31.00% +19.57%  

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

Contract Communications & Computer Network Skills
South East
Contract job vacancies with a requirement for communications and computer networking skills 1327 1746 1780
As % of all contract IT job vacancies advertised in the South East 17.17% 19.45% 19.13%
Number of daily rates quoted 2197 2750 2349
Median daily rate £400 £375 £375
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +6.66% -  
90% offered a daily rate of more than £250 £245 £220
10% offered a daily rate of more than £538 £500 £513
UK excluding London median daily rate £375 £365 £340
% change year-on-year +2.73% +7.35%  
Number of hourly rates quoted 208 317 356
Median hourly rate £25.00 £36.00 £30.00
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year -30.55% +20.00%  
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £12.00 £11.90 £13.50
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £47.50 £49.46 £43.25
UK excluding London median hourly rate £27.50 £31.50 £23.50
% change year-on-year -12.69% +34.04%  

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 3 months to 28 June 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
Contractor Hourly Rate Histogram in the South East

The hourly rate distribution of IT jobs citing BGP in the South East over the 3 months to 28 June 2017.

Contractor hourly rate histogram 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 3 months to 28 June 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
Hampshire +26 42 £415 +36.06% 10
Berkshire -2 19 £525 +26.88% 6
Buckinghamshire -20 7 £525 +40.00% 1
Oxfordshire -2 5 £433 +33.07% 2
Surrey +5 4 £519 +35.62%
Kent - 1 £525 -
BGP
England

For the 6 months to 28 June 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.

1 110 (78.57%) Cisco
2 97 (69.29%) OSPF
3 86 (61.43%) Cisco Certification
4 81 (57.86%) Firewall
5 72 (51.43%) CCNP
6 68 (48.57%) MPLS
7 64 (45.71%) Security Cleared
8 58 (41.43%) VPN
9 52 (37.14%) SC Cleared
10 48 (34.29%) Juniper
11 47 (33.57%) WAN
12 40 (28.57%) LAN
12 40 (28.57%) TCP/IP
13 37 (26.43%) F5
14 35 (25.00%) IPsec
15 33 (23.57%) Cisco Nexus
16 32 (22.86%) DNS
16 32 (22.86%) VLAN
16 32 (22.86%) Network Design
17 30 (21.43%) Palo Alto
18 29 (20.71%) Telecoms
19 28 (20.00%) CCNA
20 24 (17.14%) Data Centre
21 23 (16.43%) Cisco ASA
22 22 (15.71%) CheckPoint
23 21 (15.00%) Wireless
23 21 (15.00%) VMware
24 20 (14.29%) Migration
24 20 (14.29%) EIGRP
25 16 (11.43%) Network Security

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 7 (5.00%) Skype for Business
2 3 (2.14%) SharePoint
3 1 (0.71%) OpenStack
Applications
1 8 (5.71%) Microsoft Office
2 6 (4.29%) Microsoft Excel
2 6 (4.29%) Microsoft PowerPoint
3 1 (0.71%) MS Visio
Business Applications
1 1 (0.71%) Remedy ITSM
1 1 (0.71%) SAP Oil and Gas
Cloud Services
1 11 (7.86%) Amazon AWS
2 8 (5.71%) Microsoft Azure
3 6 (4.29%) Virtual Private Cloud
4 1 (0.71%) Cloud Computing
4 1 (0.71%) Office 365
Communications & Networking
1 97 (69.29%) OSPF
2 81 (57.86%) Firewall
3 68 (48.57%) MPLS
4 58 (41.43%) VPN
5 47 (33.57%) WAN
6 40 (28.57%) LAN
6 40 (28.57%) TCP/IP
7 35 (25.00%) IPsec
8 33 (23.57%) Cisco Nexus
9 32 (22.86%) DNS
9 32 (22.86%) VLAN
10 23 (16.43%) Cisco ASA
11 21 (15.00%) Wireless
12 20 (14.29%) EIGRP
13 16 (11.43%) Network Security
14 15 (10.71%) Cisco IOS
15 14 (10.00%) F5 BIG-IP LTM
15 14 (10.00%) VoIP
16 13 (9.29%) Internet
16 13 (9.29%) Junos
Database & Business Intelligence
1 3 (2.14%) MS Access
General
1 29 (20.71%) Telecoms
2 7 (5.00%) Marketing
3 3 (2.14%) Finance
4 2 (1.43%) Manufacturing
4 2 (1.43%) Publishing
5 1 (0.71%) Billing
5 1 (0.71%) Electronics
5 1 (0.71%) French Language
5 1 (0.71%) German Language
Job Titles
1 72 (51.43%) Network Engineer
2 28 (20.00%) Architect
3 20 (14.29%) Network Architect
4 13 (9.29%) Integration Engineer
5 12 (8.57%) IP Engineer
6 11 (7.86%) SC Cleared Network Engineer
7 9 (6.43%) Network Integration Engineer
7 9 (6.43%) Senior Network Engineer
8 8 (5.71%) Consultant
8 8 (5.71%) Security Engineer
9 7 (5.00%) Cisco Engineer
9 7 (5.00%) Network Security Engineer
10 6 (4.29%) Analyst
10 6 (4.29%) Design Engineer
10 6 (4.29%) Firewall Engineer
10 6 (4.29%) Juniper Engineer
10 6 (4.29%) Network Design Engineer
10 6 (4.29%) Virtualisation Architect
11 5 (3.57%) DV Cleared Network Engineer
11 5 (3.57%) Support Engineer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 4 (2.86%) Web Services
2 2 (1.43%) 802.1X
2 2 (1.43%) Middleware
3 1 (0.71%) .NET
3 1 (0.71%) JMS
3 1 (0.71%) REST
3 1 (0.71%) RESTful
3 1 (0.71%) SOAP
Miscellaneous
1 24 (17.14%) Data Centre
2 8 (5.71%) Analytical Skills
3 5 (3.57%) CESG
3 5 (3.57%) Video Conferencing
4 3 (2.14%) FlexPod
4 3 (2.14%) Management Information System
5 2 (1.43%) EMC VMAX
5 2 (1.43%) EMC VNX
5 2 (1.43%) IPTV
5 2 (1.43%) Over-the-Top Content
5 2 (1.43%) Smart Meter
5 2 (1.43%) STB
5 2 (1.43%) Video on Demand
5 2 (1.43%) Virtual Team
6 1 (0.71%) Computer Science
6 1 (0.71%) Digital Media
6 1 (0.71%) Driving Licence
6 1 (0.71%) Life Science
6 1 (0.71%) Linux Command Line
6 1 (0.71%) Private Cloud
Operating Systems
1 15 (10.71%) Windows
2 7 (5.00%) Linux
3 3 (2.14%) AIX
3 3 (2.14%) Unix
4 2 (1.43%) Windows Server
5 1 (0.71%) CentOS
5 1 (0.71%) Debian
5 1 (0.71%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
5 1 (0.71%) Ubuntu
5 1 (0.71%) VyOS
Processes & Methodologies
1 32 (22.86%) Network Design
2 20 (14.29%) Migration
3 15 (10.71%) ITIL
4 14 (10.00%) Load Balancing
4 14 (10.00%) Network Management
5 12 (8.57%) Integration Testing
6 11 (7.86%) Service Delivery
7 9 (6.43%) Network Monitoring
7 9 (6.43%) Virtual Environments
8 8 (5.71%) Disaster Recovery
8 8 (5.71%) Kalman Filter
9 7 (5.00%) Change Management
9 7 (5.00%) Customer Requirements
9 7 (5.00%) High Availability
9 7 (5.00%) ITIL V3
9 7 (5.00%) Presales
9 7 (5.00%) Project Management
9 7 (5.00%) Service Management
10 6 (4.29%) ITSM
10 6 (4.29%) Test Management
Programming Languages
1 3 (2.14%) Python
2 2 (1.43%) C
2 2 (1.43%) Java
2 2 (1.43%) Perl
2 2 (1.43%) Ruby
3 1 (0.71%) C++
Qualifications
1 86 (61.43%) Cisco Certification
2 72 (51.43%) CCNP
3 64 (45.71%) Security Cleared
4 52 (37.14%) SC Cleared
5 28 (20.00%) CCNA
6 14 (10.00%) CCDP
6 14 (10.00%) DV Cleared
7 13 (9.29%) CCIE
8 12 (8.57%) JNCIS
9 11 (7.86%) JNCIA
10 10 (7.14%) CCIP
11 4 (2.86%) BC Cleared
11 4 (2.86%) BPSS Clearance
11 4 (2.86%) Degree
12 3 (2.14%) CCDA
12 3 (2.14%) CCSA
13 2 (1.43%) CCSE
13 2 (1.43%) Master's Degree
14 1 (0.71%) Computer Science Degree
14 1 (0.71%) ITIL Certification
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 4 (2.86%) PMO
1 4 (2.86%) SLA
2 3 (2.14%) ISO/IEC 27001
2 3 (2.14%) Sarbanes-Oxley
3 2 (1.43%) PCI DSS
System Software
1 15 (10.71%) VMware Infrastructure
2 7 (5.00%) ProxySG
3 4 (2.86%) Active Directory
4 2 (1.43%) EMC RecoverPoint
4 2 (1.43%) Hyper-V
4 2 (1.43%) vCloud
5 1 (0.71%) KVM
5 1 (0.71%) VirtualBox
5 1 (0.71%) VMware ESXi
Systems Management
1 6 (4.29%) OVSD
2 4 (2.86%) FortiGate
3 3 (2.14%) Netcool
4 2 (1.43%) Nagios
4 2 (1.43%) Puppet
4 2 (1.43%) vRealize
5 1 (0.71%) Amdocs OSS
5 1 (0.71%) Cisco Prime
5 1 (0.71%) Opscode Chef
5 1 (0.71%) SCOM
5 1 (0.71%) Tivoli
Vendors
1 110 (78.57%) Cisco
2 48 (34.29%) Juniper
3 37 (26.43%) F5
4 30 (21.43%) Palo Alto
5 22 (15.71%) CheckPoint
6 21 (15.00%) VMware
7 10 (7.14%) HP
8 9 (6.43%) Huawei
9 8 (5.71%) Brocade
10 7 (5.00%) Blue Coat
11 6 (4.29%) Fortinet
12 5 (3.57%) Microsoft
12 5 (3.57%) SolarWinds
13 4 (2.86%) Arista
13 4 (2.86%) Aruba
13 4 (2.86%) Ericsson
14 3 (2.14%) Genesys
14 3 (2.14%) Infoblox
14 3 (2.14%) Motorola
14 3 (2.14%) Remedy
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