Period
to 9 December 2018

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 9 December 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)
England > South West
6 months to
9 Dec 2018
Same period 2017 Same period 2016
Rank 177 175 181
Rank change year-on-year -2 +6 +15
Contract jobs citing BGP 48 18 22
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in the South West 0.75% 0.32% 0.39%
As % of the Communications & Networking category 5.08% 2.20% 2.84%
Number of daily rates quoted 24 18 15
South West median daily rate £400 £450 £375
Median daily rate % change year-on-year -11.11% +20.00% -11.76%
10th Percentile £320 £363 £303
90th Percentile £475 £479 £450
England median daily rate £425 £400 £389
% change year-on-year +6.25% +2.89% -2.81%
Number of hourly rates quoted 4 0 3
South West median hourly rate £46.75 - £43.50
10th Percentile £45.73 - £38.35
90th Percentile £47.00 - £46.25
England median hourly rate £46.25 £13.50 £44.25
% change year-on-year +242.59% -69.49% -2.33%

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 945 817 776
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in the South West 14.80% 14.74% 13.69%
Number of daily rates quoted 547 495 463
South West median daily rate £388 £375 £350
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +3.33% +7.14% -2.78%
10th Percentile £185 £181 £168
90th Percentile £538 £538 £525
England median daily rate £425 £403 £400
% change year-on-year +5.59% +0.63% -
Number of hourly rates quoted 62 50 78
South West median hourly rate £42.00 £27.50 £36.00
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year +52.73% -23.61% -10.00%
10th Percentile £12.18 £12.42 £12.60
90th Percentile £49.43 £43.53 £47.50
England median hourly rate £20.00 £18.70 £22.50
% change year-on-year +6.95% -16.89% +9.76%

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 9 December 2018.

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 9 December 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
Wiltshire -4 25 £380 -15.56% 1
Bristol +4 18 £400 - 3
Gloucestershire -10 2 £250 -32.89%
Dorset -2 1 - - 3
BGP
England

For the 6 months to 9 December 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 South West region with a requirement for BGP.

1 46 (95.83%) OSPF
2 42 (87.50%) Cisco
3 35 (72.92%) Firewall
4 24 (50.00%) Cisco Certification
4 24 (50.00%) Data Centre
5 22 (45.83%) Cisco Nexus
6 21 (43.75%) Security Cleared
7 19 (39.58%) CCNP
8 17 (35.42%) MPLS
8 17 (35.42%) Wireless
8 17 (35.42%) VMware
9 15 (31.25%) Cisco ASA
10 14 (29.17%) SC Cleared
10 14 (29.17%) F5
10 14 (29.17%) Juniper
10 14 (29.17%) LAN
11 13 (27.08%) WAN
12 12 (25.00%) CheckPoint
12 12 (25.00%) Network Virtualisation
13 11 (22.92%) Multicast
13 11 (22.92%) VPN
13 11 (22.92%) VMware Infrastructure
14 9 (18.75%) Network Architecture
14 9 (18.75%) DMVPN
14 9 (18.75%) Cisco IOS
14 9 (18.75%) VoIP
14 9 (18.75%) CCNA
14 9 (18.75%) EIGRP
14 9 (18.75%) Cisco Wireless
14 9 (18.75%) vCenter Server

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 6 (12.50%) Confluence
2 1 (2.08%) OpenStack
Cloud Services
1 1 (2.08%) Amazon AWS
1 1 (2.08%) Microsoft Azure
1 1 (2.08%) Office 365
Communications & Networking
1 46 (95.83%) OSPF
2 35 (72.92%) Firewall
3 22 (45.83%) Cisco Nexus
4 17 (35.42%) MPLS
4 17 (35.42%) Wireless
5 15 (31.25%) Cisco ASA
6 14 (29.17%) LAN
7 13 (27.08%) WAN
8 11 (22.92%) Multicast
8 11 (22.92%) VPN
9 9 (18.75%) Cisco IOS
9 9 (18.75%) Cisco Wireless
9 9 (18.75%) DMVPN
9 9 (18.75%) EIGRP
9 9 (18.75%) VoIP
10 7 (14.58%) iSCSI
11 6 (12.50%) FCoE
11 6 (12.50%) IPsec
11 6 (12.50%) SSL
11 6 (12.50%) VXLAN
Database & Business Intelligence
1 1 (2.08%) MySQL
1 1 (2.08%) RDBMS
1 1 (2.08%) Relational Database
Development Applications
1 6 (12.50%) Atlassian Bamboo
1 6 (12.50%) JIRA
2 2 (4.17%) Sonatype Nexus
General
1 2 (4.17%) Finance
1 2 (4.17%) Manufacturing
Job Titles
1 22 (45.83%) Network Engineer
2 8 (16.67%) Consultant
2 8 (16.67%) Network Consultant
3 7 (14.58%) Architect
3 7 (14.58%) Designer
3 7 (14.58%) Network Architect
3 7 (14.58%) Network Designer
3 7 (14.58%) Network Specialist
3 7 (14.58%) Senior Network Engineer
4 6 (12.50%) Network Design Architect
5 4 (8.33%) Network Technical Architect
5 4 (8.33%) SC Cleared Network Engineer
5 4 (8.33%) Technical Architect
5 4 (8.33%) Technical Design Architect
6 3 (6.25%) Firewall Engineer
6 3 (6.25%) LAN Engineer
6 3 (6.25%) Network Security Engineer
6 3 (6.25%) Security Engineer
6 3 (6.25%) Senior Data Warehouse Specialist
6 3 (6.25%) Senior Network Specialist
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 5 (10.42%) Spine.js
Miscellaneous
1 24 (50.00%) Data Centre
2 1 (2.08%) Analytical Skills
2 1 (2.08%) PKI
2 1 (2.08%) Private Cloud
Operating Systems
1 6 (12.50%) Windows
2 5 (10.42%) Windows Server 2003
2 5 (10.42%) Windows Server 2012
3 3 (6.25%) Linux
4 1 (2.08%) CentOS
4 1 (2.08%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
4 1 (2.08%) Unix
Processes & Methodologies
1 12 (25.00%) Network Virtualisation
2 9 (18.75%) Network Architecture
3 8 (16.67%) Agile Software Development
3 8 (16.67%) Stakeholder Management
4 6 (12.50%) Infrastructure Management
4 6 (12.50%) Load Balancing
4 6 (12.50%) Service Design
5 5 (10.42%) Computer Science
5 5 (10.42%) DevOps
5 5 (10.42%) Service Management
6 4 (8.33%) Migration
6 4 (8.33%) Technical Analysis
7 3 (6.25%) Capacity Management
7 3 (6.25%) Decision-Making
7 3 (6.25%) Network Design
7 3 (6.25%) NsoIT
7 3 (6.25%) Project Management
8 2 (4.17%) Incident Management
8 2 (4.17%) Programme Management
8 2 (4.17%) Service Delivery
Programming Languages
1 3 (6.25%) Python
2 2 (4.17%) Bash Shell
3 1 (2.08%) Tcl
Qualifications
1 24 (50.00%) Cisco Certification
2 21 (43.75%) Security Cleared
3 19 (39.58%) CCNP
4 14 (29.17%) SC Cleared
5 9 (18.75%) CCNA
6 8 (16.67%) VMware Certified Professional (VCP)
7 6 (12.50%) CCIE
8 3 (6.25%) MOS
9 2 (4.17%) CCSA
9 2 (4.17%) CCSE
9 2 (4.17%) DV Cleared
9 2 (4.17%) JNCIE
10 1 (2.08%) CCMSE
10 1 (2.08%) Degree
10 1 (2.08%) JNCIA
10 1 (2.08%) JNCIP
10 1 (2.08%) JNCIS
10 1 (2.08%) MCT
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 5 (10.42%) SLA
System Software
1 11 (22.92%) VMware Infrastructure
2 2 (4.17%) NFS
3 1 (2.08%) KVM
3 1 (2.08%) VMware ESXi
3 1 (2.08%) VMware NSX
Systems Management
1 9 (18.75%) vCenter Server
2 7 (14.58%) Cisco Prime
3 4 (8.33%) Single Sign-On
4 3 (6.25%) ArcSight ESM
5 2 (4.17%) FortiGate
5 2 (4.17%) Opsview
Vendors
1 42 (87.50%) Cisco
2 17 (35.42%) VMware
3 14 (29.17%) F5
3 14 (29.17%) Juniper
4 12 (25.00%) CheckPoint
5 8 (16.67%) Aerohive Networks
6 7 (14.58%) SolarWinds
7 6 (12.50%) Atlassian
8 3 (6.25%) ArcSight
8 3 (6.25%) Blue Coat
8 3 (6.25%) Palo Alto
9 2 (4.17%) Brocade
9 2 (4.17%) Forcepoint
9 2 (4.17%) Fortinet
9 2 (4.17%) McAfee
9 2 (4.17%) Meraki
9 2 (4.17%) Sophos
10 1 (2.08%) BT
10 1 (2.08%) CA
10 1 (2.08%) Nokia