Period
to 22 July 2017

The following table provides summary statistics for contract job vacancies advertised in the South West 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 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 West
6 months to
22 Jul 2017
Same period 2016 Same period 2015
Rank 187 150 176
Rank change year-on-year -37 +26 -1
Contract jobs citing BGP 17 61 34
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in the South West 0.31% 1.01% 0.53%
As % of the Communications & Networking category 1.87% 5.89% 4.40%
Number of daily rates quoted 18 45 20
South West median daily rate £450 £363 £405
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +24.14% -10.49% -4.71%
10th Percentile £319 £313 £261
90th Percentile £488 £400 £493
England median daily rate £425 £375 £375
% change year-on-year +13.40% - -3.23%
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 3 0
South West median hourly rate - £43.50 -
England median hourly rate £27.75 £47.83 £40.00
% change year-on-year -41.98% +19.58% -4.76%

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 West with a requirement for communications and computer networking skills.

Contract Communications & Computer Network Skills
South West
Contract job vacancies with a requirement for communications and computer networking skills 910 1036 772
As % of all contract IT job vacancies advertised in the South West 16.45% 17.17% 12.04%
Number of daily rates quoted 552 644 413
South West median daily rate £370 £363 £360
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +2.07% +0.69% -4.00%
10th Percentile £200 £229 £200
90th Percentile £530 £517 £500
England median daily rate £415 £400 £375
% change year-on-year +3.75% +6.67% -
Number of hourly rates quoted 69 86 59
South West median hourly rate £40.00 £34.75 £20.60
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year +15.11% +68.69% +12.88%
10th Percentile £12.58 £11.49 £10.80
90th Percentile £54.50 £46.13 £44.55
England median hourly rate £18.98 £25.00 £20.50
% change year-on-year -24.08% +21.95% +10.93%

BGP
Job Vacancy Trend in the South West

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

Job vacancy trend for BGP in the South West

BGP
Contractor Daily Rate Trend in the South West

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

Contractor daily rate trend for BGP in the South West

BGP
Contractor Daily Rate Histogram in the South West

The daily rate distribution of IT jobs citing BGP in the South West over the 6 months to 22 July 2017.

Contractor daily rate histogram for BGP in the South West

BGP
Contractor Hourly Rate Trend in the South West

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

Contractor hourly rate trend for BGP in the South West

BGP
Contract Job Locations in the South West

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 West region over the 6 months to 22 July 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
Dorset +11 5 £450 +12.50% 1
Bristol -3 5 £370 -
Cornwall - 5 £338 -
Devon -18 1 - -
Wiltshire -34 1 £575 +58.62%
BGP
England

For the 6 months to 22 July 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 West region with a requirement for BGP.

1 17 (100.00%) Cisco
2 15 (88.24%) OSPF
2 15 (88.24%) Wireless
3 14 (82.35%) Cisco Nexus
4 13 (76.47%) Firewall
5 9 (52.94%) CCNP
5 9 (52.94%) Cisco Certification
5 9 (52.94%) DNS
5 9 (52.94%) Data Centre
6 8 (47.06%) Spanning Tree
6 8 (47.06%) VPN
6 8 (47.06%) Juniper
6 8 (47.06%) Cisco Prime
7 7 (41.18%) TACACS
7 7 (41.18%) FortiGate
7 7 (41.18%) Cisco Wireless
7 7 (41.18%) Cisco IOS
8 6 (35.29%) Network Management
8 6 (35.29%) NX-OS
8 6 (35.29%) Load Balancing
8 6 (35.29%) MPLS
8 6 (35.29%) LAN
8 6 (35.29%) WAN
8 6 (35.29%) DHCP
9 5 (29.41%) Cisco ASA
10 4 (23.53%) HSRP
10 4 (23.53%) Infoblox
10 4 (23.53%) VSS/SourceSafe
10 4 (23.53%) CheckPoint
10 4 (23.53%) HP

BGP
Co-occurring IT Skills in the South West 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:

Communications & Networking
1 15 (88.24%) OSPF
1 15 (88.24%) Wireless
2 14 (82.35%) Cisco Nexus
3 13 (76.47%) Firewall
4 9 (52.94%) DNS
5 8 (47.06%) Spanning Tree
5 8 (47.06%) VPN
6 7 (41.18%) Cisco IOS
6 7 (41.18%) Cisco Wireless
6 7 (41.18%) TACACS
7 6 (35.29%) DHCP
7 6 (35.29%) LAN
7 6 (35.29%) MPLS
7 6 (35.29%) NX-OS
7 6 (35.29%) WAN
8 5 (29.41%) Cisco ASA
9 4 (23.53%) HSRP
10 3 (17.65%) FWSM
10 3 (17.65%) IP Telephony
10 3 (17.65%) Unified Communications
Development Applications
1 4 (23.53%) VSS/SourceSafe
General
1 3 (17.65%) Telecoms
Job Titles
1 13 (76.47%) Network Engineer
2 5 (29.41%) Analyst
2 5 (29.41%) Network Analyst
3 4 (23.53%) Cisco Engineer
3 4 (23.53%) Cisco Network Engineer
4 3 (17.65%) Cisco Analyst
4 3 (17.65%) Cisco Network Analyst
5 2 (11.76%) Network Security Engineer
5 2 (11.76%) Security Engineer
5 2 (11.76%) Senior Analyst
5 2 (11.76%) Senior Network Analyst
5 2 (11.76%) Senior Network Engineer
6 1 (5.88%) 3rd Line Engineer
6 1 (5.88%) 3rd Line Network Engineer
6 1 (5.88%) Architect
6 1 (5.88%) Cisco Security Engineer
6 1 (5.88%) Consultant
6 1 (5.88%) Juniper Engineer
6 1 (5.88%) Network Architect
6 1 (5.88%) Network Consultant
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 1 (5.88%) 802.1X
Miscellaneous
1 9 (52.94%) Data Centre
2 2 (11.76%) Management Information System
3 1 (5.88%) CESG
Operating Systems
1 1 (5.88%) Unix
1 1 (5.88%) Windows
Processes & Methodologies
1 6 (35.29%) Load Balancing
1 6 (35.29%) Network Management
2 2 (11.76%) E-Commerce
2 2 (11.76%) ITIL
2 2 (11.76%) Network Architecture
2 2 (11.76%) Software Architecture
3 1 (5.88%) Configuration Management
3 1 (5.88%) Cost-Benefit Analysis
3 1 (5.88%) High Availability
3 1 (5.88%) Project Planning
3 1 (5.88%) Service Management
Qualifications
1 9 (52.94%) CCNP
1 9 (52.94%) Cisco Certification
2 3 (17.65%) CCNA
3 2 (11.76%) Degree
3 2 (11.76%) Master's Degree
3 2 (11.76%) Security Cleared
4 1 (5.88%) CCDP
4 1 (5.88%) JNCIA
4 1 (5.88%) JNCIP
4 1 (5.88%) SC Cleared
Systems Management
1 8 (47.06%) Cisco Prime
2 7 (41.18%) FortiGate
3 2 (11.76%) Netcool
Vendors
1 17 (100.00%) Cisco
2 8 (47.06%) Juniper
3 4 (23.53%) CheckPoint
3 4 (23.53%) HP
3 4 (23.53%) Infoblox
4 3 (17.65%) Blue Coat
4 3 (17.65%) CA
4 3 (17.65%) IBM
4 3 (17.65%) IronPort
4 3 (17.65%) Nokia
4 3 (17.65%) Palo Alto
4 3 (17.65%) SolarWinds
5 1 (5.88%) Dell