Period
to 11 December 2019

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 11 December 2019 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
11 Dec 2019
Same period 2018 Same period 2017
Rank 200 188 181
Rank change year-on-year -12 -7 -1
Contract jobs citing BGP 25 48 18
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in the South West 0.39% 0.74% 0.32%
As % of the Communications & Networking category 2.63% 5.05% 2.17%
Number of daily rates quoted 11 24 18
South West median daily rate £425 £400 £450
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +6.25% -11.11% +20.00%
10th Percentile £363 £320 £363
90th Percentile £528 £475 £479
England median daily rate £413 £425 £400
% change year-on-year -2.94% +6.25% +2.56%
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 4 0
South West median hourly rate - £46.75 -
England median hourly rate £46.42 £46.25 £13.50
% change year-on-year +0.36% +242.59% -69.49%

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 West with a requirement for communications or computer networking skills.

All Communications and Computer Networking Skills
South West
Contract vacancies with a requirement for communications or computer networking skills 952 951 830
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in the South West 14.97% 14.70% 14.78%
Number of daily rates quoted 524 549 501
South West median daily rate £425 £388 £375
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +9.68% +3.33% +7.14%
10th Percentile £251 £185 £181
90th Percentile £575 £538 £538
England median daily rate £414 £425 £403
% change year-on-year -2.59% +5.59% +0.63%
Number of hourly rates quoted 75 62 51
South West median hourly rate £45.00 £42.00 £27.00
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year +7.14% +55.56% -25.00%
10th Percentile £17.50 £12.18 £12.50
90th Percentile £52.50 £49.43 £43.50
England median hourly rate £25.00 £20.00 £18.70
% change year-on-year +25.00% +6.95% -16.89%

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 11 December 2019.

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 11 December 2019. 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
Gloucestershire +5 11 £420 +68.00% 1
Wiltshire -22 10 £469 +23.36%
Bristol +4 3 - - 2
Somerset - 1 £210 -
BGP
England

For the 6 months to 11 December 2019, 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 South West region with a requirement for BGP.

1 24 (96.00%) Cisco
2 22 (88.00%) Cisco Certification
2 22 (88.00%) Firewall
3 21 (84.00%) OSPF
4 17 (68.00%) CCNP
5 14 (56.00%) Data Centre
6 13 (52.00%) WAN
7 12 (48.00%) VPN
7 12 (48.00%) Security Cleared
8 11 (44.00%) Load Balancing
8 11 (44.00%) F5
8 11 (44.00%) TCP/IP
9 10 (40.00%) LAN
9 10 (40.00%) Cisco Nexus
10 9 (36.00%) Network Security
10 9 (36.00%) DV Cleared
10 9 (36.00%) CCNA
11 8 (32.00%) VMware
11 8 (32.00%) VMware Infrastructure
11 8 (32.00%) Cisco ASA
11 8 (32.00%) VMware NSX
12 7 (28.00%) VLAN
12 7 (28.00%) F5 BIG-IP LTM
12 7 (28.00%) F5 BIG-IP GTM
12 7 (28.00%) MPLS
13 6 (24.00%) Service Delivery
13 6 (24.00%) SLA
13 6 (24.00%) NX-OS
14 5 (20.00%) Cisco IOS
14 5 (20.00%) SC Cleared

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:

Application Platforms
1 1 (4.00%) SharePoint
Applications
1 1 (4.00%) Microsoft Excel
1 1 (4.00%) Microsoft Office
1 1 (4.00%) Microsoft PowerPoint
Communications & Networking
1 22 (88.00%) Firewall
2 21 (84.00%) OSPF
3 13 (52.00%) WAN
4 12 (48.00%) VPN
5 11 (44.00%) TCP/IP
6 10 (40.00%) Cisco Nexus
6 10 (40.00%) LAN
7 9 (36.00%) Network Security
8 8 (32.00%) Cisco ASA
9 7 (28.00%) F5 BIG-IP GTM
9 7 (28.00%) F5 BIG-IP LTM
9 7 (28.00%) MPLS
9 7 (28.00%) VLAN
10 6 (24.00%) NX-OS
11 5 (20.00%) Cisco IOS
11 5 (20.00%) DNS
12 4 (16.00%) IPsec
12 4 (16.00%) RIP
12 4 (16.00%) Structured Cabling
12 4 (16.00%) WLAN
Development Applications
1 4 (16.00%) VSS/SourceSafe
General
1 5 (20.00%) Telecoms
2 3 (12.00%) Publishing
3 1 (4.00%) Games
3 1 (4.00%) Public Sector
Job Titles
1 21 (84.00%) Network Engineer
2 5 (20.00%) Architect
2 5 (20.00%) Network Architect
3 4 (16.00%) DV Cleared Network Engineer
4 3 (12.00%) Infrastructure Engineer
4 3 (12.00%) Network Security Engineer
4 3 (12.00%) Security Engineer
5 2 (8.00%) Design Engineer
5 2 (8.00%) Infrastructure Operations Engineer
5 2 (8.00%) Network Design Engineer
6 1 (4.00%) 2nd Line Engineer
6 1 (4.00%) 2nd Line Network Engineer
6 1 (4.00%) Cisco Engineer
6 1 (4.00%) Cisco Network Engineer
6 1 (4.00%) LAN Engineer
6 1 (4.00%) LAN/WAN Engineer
6 1 (4.00%) Lead Network Engineer
6 1 (4.00%) Migration Engineer
6 1 (4.00%) Senior Network Engineer
6 1 (4.00%) WAN Engineer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 4 (16.00%) 802.1X
Miscellaneous
1 14 (56.00%) Data Centre
2 2 (8.00%) e-Learning
2 2 (8.00%) NHS
3 1 (4.00%) Analytical Skills
3 1 (4.00%) Cyberattack
3 1 (4.00%) Cybercrime
3 1 (4.00%) Linux Command Line
3 1 (4.00%) Management Information System
3 1 (4.00%) RSA SecurID
3 1 (4.00%) Self-Motivation
Operating Systems
1 2 (8.00%) Linux
2 1 (4.00%) Windows
2 1 (4.00%) Windows Server
Processes & Methodologies
1 11 (44.00%) Load Balancing
2 6 (24.00%) Service Delivery
3 4 (16.00%) Problem-Solving
3 4 (16.00%) Project Delivery
4 3 (12.00%) Migration
4 3 (12.00%) Server Virtualisation
5 2 (8.00%) Agile Software Development
5 2 (8.00%) Customer Requirements
5 2 (8.00%) Infrastructure Engineering
5 2 (8.00%) Mobile Device Management
5 2 (8.00%) Network Design
5 2 (8.00%) Process Management
5 2 (8.00%) Stakeholder Management
5 2 (8.00%) Time Management
6 1 (4.00%) Incident Management
6 1 (4.00%) Network Management
6 1 (4.00%) Network Planning
6 1 (4.00%) Quality Management
6 1 (4.00%) Software Engineering
6 1 (4.00%) Validation
Programming Languages
1 1 (4.00%) C
Qualifications
1 22 (88.00%) Cisco Certification
2 17 (68.00%) CCNP
3 12 (48.00%) Security Cleared
4 9 (36.00%) CCNA
4 9 (36.00%) DV Cleared
5 5 (20.00%) CCDP
5 5 (20.00%) SC Cleared
6 2 (8.00%) CCIP
7 1 (4.00%) BC Cleared
7 1 (4.00%) BPSS Clearance
7 1 (4.00%) CCIE
7 1 (4.00%) CCSA
7 1 (4.00%) CCSE
7 1 (4.00%) Degree
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 6 (24.00%) SLA
2 2 (8.00%) ISO/IEC 27001
2 2 (8.00%) ISO/IEC 27002 (supersedes ISO/IEC 17799)
System Software
1 8 (32.00%) VMware Infrastructure
1 8 (32.00%) VMware NSX
Systems Management
1 2 (8.00%) FortiGate
Vendors
1 24 (96.00%) Cisco
2 11 (44.00%) F5
3 8 (32.00%) VMware
4 5 (20.00%) McAfee
5 4 (16.00%) Juniper
5 4 (16.00%) Riverbed
6 3 (12.00%) CheckPoint
6 3 (12.00%) Palo Alto
7 2 (8.00%) Virgin Media
8 1 (4.00%) Alcatel-Lucent
8 1 (4.00%) Aruba
8 1 (4.00%) Citrix
8 1 (4.00%) Fortinet
8 1 (4.00%) Microsoft
8 1 (4.00%) SolarWinds