Period
to 20 September 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 20 September 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
20 Sep 2018
Same period 2017 Same period 2016
Rank 174 195 168
Rank change year-on-year +21 -27 +7
Contract jobs citing BGP 37 15 40
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in the South West 0.63% 0.27% 0.68%
As % of the Communications & Networking category 4.51% 1.75% 4.28%
Number of daily rates quoted 18 14 24
South West median daily rate £400 £450 £363
Median daily rate % change year-on-year -11.11% +24.14% -23.68%
10th Percentile £310 £319 £293
90th Percentile £475 £488 £400
England median daily rate £425 £425 £375
% change year-on-year - +13.33% -
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 £46.50 £32.50 £47.83
% change year-on-year +43.08% -32.05% +5.32%

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 821 859 935
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in the South West 14.05% 15.63% 15.87%
Number of daily rates quoted 457 517 567
South West median daily rate £375 £370 £350
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +1.35% +5.71% -6.67%
10th Percentile £200 £188 £205
90th Percentile £544 £525 £509
England median daily rate £425 £408 £400
% change year-on-year +4.29% +1.88% +6.67%
Number of hourly rates quoted 82 57 89
South West median hourly rate £42.50 £39.50 £35.00
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year +7.59% +12.86% +7.69%
10th Percentile £17.50 £11.72 £12.35
90th Percentile £48.75 £50.00 £47.50
England median hourly rate £20.00 £18.18 £24.50
% change year-on-year +10.01% -25.80% +22.50%

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 20 September 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 20 September 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 +15 17 £396 -31.09% 7
Bristol +2 14 £400 +8.11% 1
Gloucestershire - 4 £320 - 3
Somerset +1 1 £450 +63.64%
BGP
England

For the 6 months to 20 September 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 30 (81.08%) Cisco
2 28 (75.68%) OSPF
3 27 (72.97%) Cisco Certification
4 26 (70.27%) Firewall
5 22 (59.46%) LAN
6 21 (56.76%) WAN
7 18 (48.65%) CCNP
8 16 (43.24%) MPLS
8 16 (43.24%) Data Centre
9 15 (40.54%) Cisco Nexus
10 14 (37.84%) Security Cleared
10 14 (37.84%) CCNA
11 13 (35.14%) VMware
12 12 (32.43%) EIGRP
12 12 (32.43%) VLAN
13 11 (29.73%) VMware Infrastructure
13 11 (29.73%) Cisco IOS
14 9 (24.32%) VPN
14 9 (24.32%) VoIP
14 9 (24.32%) Ethernet
15 8 (21.62%) ADSL
15 8 (21.62%) Cisco Prime
15 8 (21.62%) Juniper
15 8 (21.62%) Wireless
15 8 (21.62%) Network Virtualisation
16 7 (18.92%) CheckPoint
16 7 (18.92%) Python
16 7 (18.92%) Cisco ASA
16 7 (18.92%) Wireshark
16 7 (18.92%) Capacity Management

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 (5.41%) Confluence
2 1 (2.70%) OpenStack
Cloud Services
1 1 (2.70%) Amazon AWS
1 1 (2.70%) Microsoft Azure
1 1 (2.70%) Office 365
Communications & Networking
1 28 (75.68%) OSPF
2 26 (70.27%) Firewall
3 22 (59.46%) LAN
4 21 (56.76%) WAN
5 16 (43.24%) MPLS
6 15 (40.54%) Cisco Nexus
7 12 (32.43%) EIGRP
7 12 (32.43%) VLAN
8 11 (29.73%) Cisco IOS
9 9 (24.32%) Ethernet
9 9 (24.32%) VoIP
9 9 (24.32%) VPN
10 8 (21.62%) ADSL
10 8 (21.62%) Wireless
11 7 (18.92%) Cisco ASA
11 7 (18.92%) Wireshark
12 6 (16.22%) DMVPN
12 6 (16.22%) HSRP
12 6 (16.22%) Multicast
13 5 (13.51%) VDSL
Database & Business Intelligence
1 1 (2.70%) MySQL
1 1 (2.70%) RDBMS
1 1 (2.70%) Relational Database
Development Applications
1 2 (5.41%) Atlassian Bamboo
1 2 (5.41%) JIRA
2 1 (2.70%) Sonatype Nexus
2 1 (2.70%) VSS/SourceSafe
General
1 3 (8.11%) Telecoms
2 2 (5.41%) Finance
2 2 (5.41%) Manufacturing
3 1 (2.70%) Law
Job Titles
1 19 (51.35%) Network Engineer
2 6 (16.22%) Consultant
2 6 (16.22%) Network Consultant
2 6 (16.22%) Senior Network Engineer
3 5 (13.51%) Designer
3 5 (13.51%) Network Designer
4 4 (10.81%) Analyst
4 4 (10.81%) Architect
4 4 (10.81%) LAN Engineer
4 4 (10.81%) LAN/WAN Engineer
4 4 (10.81%) Network Analyst
4 4 (10.81%) Network Architect
4 4 (10.81%) WAN Consultant
4 4 (10.81%) WAN Engineer
5 3 (8.11%) DV Cleared Network Engineer
5 3 (8.11%) Network Design Architect
5 3 (8.11%) Network Specialist
6 1 (2.70%) Cisco Network Specialist
6 1 (2.70%) Network Technical Architect
6 1 (2.70%) Technical Design Architect
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 4 (10.81%) Spine.js
2 1 (2.70%) 802.1X
Miscellaneous
1 16 (43.24%) Data Centre
2 2 (5.41%) Computer Science
3 1 (2.70%) Analytical Skills
Operating Systems
1 2 (5.41%) Linux
1 2 (5.41%) Windows
1 2 (5.41%) Windows Server 2003
1 2 (5.41%) Windows Server 2012
2 1 (2.70%) CentOS
2 1 (2.70%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
2 1 (2.70%) Unix
Processes & Methodologies
1 8 (21.62%) Network Virtualisation
2 7 (18.92%) Capacity Management
3 6 (16.22%) Incident Management
3 6 (16.22%) Network Architecture
3 6 (16.22%) Security Patching
3 6 (16.22%) Service Management
4 5 (13.51%) Infrastructure Management
4 5 (13.51%) ITIL
4 5 (13.51%) Project Management
5 4 (10.81%) Root Cause Analysis
5 4 (10.81%) Stakeholder Management
6 3 (8.11%) Agile Software Development
6 3 (8.11%) Change Control
6 3 (8.11%) Network Design
7 2 (5.41%) Capacity Planning
7 2 (5.41%) DevOps
7 2 (5.41%) Network Monitoring
7 2 (5.41%) Network Planning
7 2 (5.41%) Programme Management
7 2 (5.41%) Service Delivery
Programming Languages
1 7 (18.92%) Python
2 1 (2.70%) Bash Shell
Qualifications
1 27 (72.97%) Cisco Certification
2 18 (48.65%) CCNP
3 14 (37.84%) CCNA
3 14 (37.84%) Security Cleared
4 6 (16.22%) SC Cleared
5 4 (10.81%) DV Cleared
5 4 (10.81%) MOS
5 4 (10.81%) VMware Certified Professional (VCP)
6 3 (8.11%) CCIE
6 3 (8.11%) JNCIP
7 2 (5.41%) Degree
7 2 (5.41%) JNCIE
8 1 (2.70%) CCMSE
8 1 (2.70%) CCSA
8 1 (2.70%) CCSE
8 1 (2.70%) JNCIA
8 1 (2.70%) JNCIS
8 1 (2.70%) MCT
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 2 (5.41%) SLA
System Software
1 11 (29.73%) VMware Infrastructure
2 2 (5.41%) NFS
3 1 (2.70%) KVM
3 1 (2.70%) VMware ESXi
Systems Management
1 8 (21.62%) Cisco Prime
2 6 (16.22%) Opsview
3 5 (13.51%) vCenter Server
4 1 (2.70%) FortiGate
4 1 (2.70%) Single Sign-On
Vendors
1 30 (81.08%) Cisco
2 13 (35.14%) VMware
3 8 (21.62%) Juniper
4 7 (18.92%) CheckPoint
5 4 (10.81%) SolarWinds
6 3 (8.11%) McAfee
7 2 (5.41%) Atlassian
7 2 (5.41%) Brocade
7 2 (5.41%) F5
7 2 (5.41%) Forcepoint
7 2 (5.41%) Fortinet
7 2 (5.41%) Meraki
7 2 (5.41%) Sophos
8 1 (2.70%) Arista
8 1 (2.70%) BT
8 1 (2.70%) CA
8 1 (2.70%) Capita
8 1 (2.70%) HP
8 1 (2.70%) Riverbed
8 1 (2.70%) WatchGuard