Period
to 23 August 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 23 August 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
23 Aug 2019
Same period 2018 Same period 2017
Rank 182 168 192
Rank change year-on-year -14 +24 -19
Contract jobs citing BGP 44 34 15
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in the South West 0.69% 0.61% 0.28%
As % of the Communications & Networking category 4.27% 4.39% 1.77%
Number of daily rates quoted 20 18 15
South West median daily rate £425 £400 £450
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +6.25% -11.11% +24.14%
10th Percentile £374 £310 £319
90th Percentile £508 £475 £488
England median daily rate £425 £425 £438
% change year-on-year - -2.86% +16.67%
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 4 0
South West median hourly rate - £46.75 -
England median hourly rate £45.00 £46.50 £27.75
% change year-on-year -3.23% +67.57% -41.98%

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 1,030 775 848
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in the South West 16.10% 14.02% 15.62%
Number of daily rates quoted 544 438 517
South West median daily rate £418 £375 £370
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +11.33% +1.35% +3.93%
10th Percentile £181 £208 £200
90th Percentile £590 £538 £501
England median daily rate £425 £425 £413
% change year-on-year - +3.03% +3.13%
Number of hourly rates quoted 97 79 56
South West median hourly rate £43.00 £42.50 £39.75
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year +1.18% +6.92% +16.06%
10th Percentile £17.58 £16.45 £11.72
90th Percentile £53.60 £49.50 £50.00
England median hourly rate £23.75 £20.00 £18.00
% change year-on-year +18.75% +11.11% -28.00%

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 23 August 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 23 August 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
Wiltshire -19 23 £450 +7.14% 3
Gloucestershire -6 17 £425 +32.81% 1
Bristol -11 3 £406 +1.56% 3
Somerset -2 1 - -
BGP
England

For the 6 months to 23 August 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 43 (97.73%) Cisco
2 40 (90.91%) Cisco Certification
3 37 (84.09%) Firewall
4 35 (79.55%) OSPF
5 33 (75.00%) CCNP
6 28 (63.64%) Cisco Nexus
7 25 (56.82%) Security Cleared
7 25 (56.82%) VMware
8 24 (54.55%) VMware Infrastructure
9 20 (45.45%) Data Centre
10 19 (43.18%) F5
11 16 (36.36%) DV Cleared
11 16 (36.36%) VMware NSX
12 15 (34.09%) Load Balancing
12 15 (34.09%) WAN
13 12 (27.27%) LAN
13 12 (27.27%) Cisco ASA
13 12 (27.27%) DMVPN
14 11 (25.00%) F5 BIG-IP LTM
14 11 (25.00%) F5 BIG-IP GTM
14 11 (25.00%) NX-OS
14 11 (25.00%) VPN
15 10 (22.73%) TCP/IP
15 10 (22.73%) Network Security
15 10 (22.73%) SC Cleared
15 10 (22.73%) Cisco IOS
16 9 (20.45%) Network Architecture
16 9 (20.45%) Spine.js
16 9 (20.45%) Multicast
16 9 (20.45%) Network Virtualisation

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 2 (4.55%) Confluence
2 1 (2.27%) SharePoint
Applications
1 1 (2.27%) Microsoft Excel
1 1 (2.27%) Microsoft Office
1 1 (2.27%) Microsoft PowerPoint
Communications & Networking
1 37 (84.09%) Firewall
2 35 (79.55%) OSPF
3 28 (63.64%) Cisco Nexus
4 15 (34.09%) WAN
5 12 (27.27%) Cisco ASA
5 12 (27.27%) DMVPN
5 12 (27.27%) LAN
6 11 (25.00%) F5 BIG-IP GTM
6 11 (25.00%) F5 BIG-IP LTM
6 11 (25.00%) NX-OS
6 11 (25.00%) VPN
7 10 (22.73%) Cisco IOS
7 10 (22.73%) Network Security
7 10 (22.73%) TCP/IP
8 9 (20.45%) Multicast
8 9 (20.45%) VXLAN
9 7 (15.91%) MPLS
9 7 (15.91%) VLAN
10 6 (13.64%) HSRP
10 6 (13.64%) WLAN
Development Applications
1 6 (13.64%) VSS/SourceSafe
2 2 (4.55%) Atlassian Bamboo
2 2 (4.55%) JIRA
2 2 (4.55%) Sonatype Nexus
General
1 4 (9.09%) Public Sector
2 3 (6.82%) Publishing
3 2 (4.55%) Telecoms
4 1 (2.27%) Games
Job Titles
1 38 (86.36%) Network Engineer
2 10 (22.73%) Senior Network Engineer
3 8 (18.18%) DV Cleared Network Engineer
4 7 (15.91%) SC Cleared Network Engineer
5 5 (11.36%) Cisco Engineer
5 5 (11.36%) Cisco Network Engineer
6 4 (9.09%) Architect
6 4 (9.09%) LAN Engineer
6 4 (9.09%) LAN/WAN Engineer
6 4 (9.09%) Network Architect
6 4 (9.09%) WAN Engineer
7 3 (6.82%) Infrastructure Engineer
7 3 (6.82%) Senior Cisco Engineer
7 3 (6.82%) Senior Cisco Network Engineer
7 3 (6.82%) Senior VMware Engineer
7 3 (6.82%) VMware Engineer
8 2 (4.55%) Design Engineer
8 2 (4.55%) Designer
8 2 (4.55%) Infrastructure Operations Engineer
8 2 (4.55%) Network Design Engineer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 9 (20.45%) Spine.js
2 6 (13.64%) 802.1X
3 2 (4.55%) Django
Miscellaneous
1 20 (45.45%) Data Centre
2 3 (6.82%) NHS
3 1 (2.27%) Analytical Skills
3 1 (2.27%) Cyberattack
3 1 (2.27%) Cybercrime
3 1 (2.27%) e-Learning
3 1 (2.27%) Management Information System
3 1 (2.27%) Self-Motivation
Operating Systems
1 2 (4.55%) Linux
1 2 (4.55%) Windows
1 2 (4.55%) Windows Server 2012
2 1 (2.27%) Windows Server 2003
2 1 (2.27%) Windows Server 2008
Processes & Methodologies
1 15 (34.09%) Load Balancing
2 9 (20.45%) Network Architecture
2 9 (20.45%) Network Virtualisation
3 6 (13.64%) NsoIT
3 6 (13.64%) Service Delivery
4 5 (11.36%) Problem-Solving
5 4 (9.09%) Agile Software Development
6 3 (6.82%) Network Design
6 3 (6.82%) Project Delivery
6 3 (6.82%) Server Virtualisation
6 3 (6.82%) Time Management
7 2 (4.55%) Computer Science
7 2 (4.55%) Infrastructure Engineering
7 2 (4.55%) OO
8 1 (2.27%) Migration
8 1 (2.27%) Network Planning
8 1 (2.27%) Open Source
8 1 (2.27%) Software Engineering
8 1 (2.27%) Stakeholder Management
8 1 (2.27%) Test Automation
Programming Languages
1 2 (4.55%) Python
2 1 (2.27%) C
Qualifications
1 40 (90.91%) Cisco Certification
2 33 (75.00%) CCNP
3 25 (56.82%) Security Cleared
4 16 (36.36%) DV Cleared
5 10 (22.73%) SC Cleared
6 8 (18.18%) CCNA
7 6 (13.64%) CCIE
8 5 (11.36%) VMware Certified Professional (VCP)
9 4 (9.09%) CCDP
10 3 (6.82%) Degree
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 6 (13.64%) SLA
2 1 (2.27%) ISO/IEC 27001
2 1 (2.27%) ISO/IEC 27002 (supersedes ISO/IEC 17799)
System Software
1 24 (54.55%) VMware Infrastructure
2 16 (36.36%) VMware NSX
Systems Management
1 5 (11.36%) vCenter Server
2 2 (4.55%) systemd
3 1 (2.27%) Cisco Prime
3 1 (2.27%) FortiGate
Vendors
1 43 (97.73%) Cisco
2 25 (56.82%) VMware
3 19 (43.18%) F5
4 6 (13.64%) McAfee
4 6 (13.64%) Riverbed
5 3 (6.82%) Juniper
6 2 (4.55%) Aerohive Networks
6 2 (4.55%) Atlassian
6 2 (4.55%) CheckPoint
6 2 (4.55%) SolarWinds
7 1 (2.27%) Microsoft
7 1 (2.27%) Palo Alto
7 1 (2.27%) Virgin Media