Period
to 5 August 2020

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 5 August 2020 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
5 Aug 2020
Same period 2019 Same period 2018
Rank 121 183 171
Rank change year-on-year +62 -12 +16
Contract jobs citing BGP 12 46 33
As % of all contract jobs advertised in the South West 0.47% 0.73% 0.62%
As % of the Communications & Networking category 4.03% 4.52% 4.25%
Number of daily rates quoted 6 25 20
Median daily rate £450 £425 £406
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +5.88% +4.62% -9.72%
10th Percentile £275 £369 £310
90th Percentile £588 £475 £489
England median daily rate £450 £425 £425
% change year-on-year +5.88% - -
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 0 3
Median hourly rate - - £46.50
England median hourly rate £32.00 £31.75 £46.00
% change year-on-year +0.79% -30.98% +41.54%

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 298 1,017 776
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in the South West 11.64% 16.14% 14.48%
Number of daily rates quoted 173 543 436
Median daily rate £450 £410 £375
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +9.76% +9.33% +2.74%
10th Percentile £232 £170 £211
90th Percentile £605 £590 £538
England median daily rate £438 £425 £425
% change year-on-year +2.94% - +2.41%
Number of hourly rates quoted 24 96 83
Median hourly rate £35.00 £45.00 £41.53
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year -22.22% +8.36% +3.83%
10th Percentile £13.68 £18.79 £16.25
90th Percentile £45.00 £53.63 £48.75
Median hourly rate £34.45 £22.50 £20.00
% change year-on-year +53.10% +12.50% +10.80%

BGP
Job Vacancy Trend in the South West

Job postings citing BGP as a proportion 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

3-month moving average daily rate quoted in jobs citing BGP in the South West.

Daily rate trend for BGP in the South West

BGP
Daily Rate Histogram in the South West

Daily rate distribution for jobs citing BGP in the South West over the 6 months to 5 August 2020.

Daily rate histogram for BGP in the South West

BGP
Contractor Hourly Rate Trend in the South West

3-month moving average hourly rates quoted in jobs citing BGP in the South West.

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 5 August 2020. 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
Bristol +43 6 £513 +26.15% 1
Wiltshire +30 2 £513 +20.59% 2
Devon - 2 £345 - 1
Gloucestershire +24 1 £225 -46.43%
BGP
England

For the 6 months to 5 August 2020, 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 11 (91.67%) Cisco
2 10 (83.33%) OSPF
3 8 (66.67%) Cisco Certification
3 8 (66.67%) LAN
3 8 (66.67%) WAN
4 7 (58.33%) Firewall
4 7 (58.33%) Network Design
4 7 (58.33%) Security Cleared
4 7 (58.33%) Cisco ASA
5 6 (50.00%) CCNP
6 5 (41.67%) VPN
6 5 (41.67%) DV Cleared
7 4 (33.33%) Wireless
7 4 (33.33%) Migration
7 4 (33.33%) CCDP
7 4 (33.33%) Juniper
7 4 (33.33%) EIGRP
8 3 (25.00%) DAB
8 3 (25.00%) Brocade
8 3 (25.00%) JNCIS
8 3 (25.00%) Cisco Nexus
8 3 (25.00%) Data Centre
9 2 (16.67%) Structured Cabling
9 2 (16.67%) Cisco Firepower
9 2 (16.67%) NX-OS
9 2 (16.67%) HSRP
9 2 (16.67%) F5
9 2 (16.67%) SC Cleared
9 2 (16.67%) VLAN
9 2 (16.67%) WLAN

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 (8.33%) Skype for Business
Cloud Services
1 1 (8.33%) Azure
1 1 (8.33%) Office 365
Communications & Networking
1 10 (83.33%) OSPF
2 8 (66.67%) LAN
2 8 (66.67%) WAN
3 7 (58.33%) Cisco ASA
3 7 (58.33%) Firewall
4 5 (41.67%) VPN
5 4 (33.33%) EIGRP
5 4 (33.33%) Wireless
6 3 (25.00%) Cisco Nexus
6 3 (25.00%) DAB
7 2 (16.67%) Cisco Firepower
7 2 (16.67%) HSRP
7 2 (16.67%) MPLS
7 2 (16.67%) NX-OS
7 2 (16.67%) RIP
7 2 (16.67%) Structured Cabling
7 2 (16.67%) TCP/IP
7 2 (16.67%) VLAN
7 2 (16.67%) WLAN
8 1 (8.33%) DMVPN
Development Applications
1 2 (16.67%) VSS/SourceSafe
General
1 1 (8.33%) Public Sector
1 1 (8.33%) Publishing
Job Titles
1 7 (58.33%) Network Engineer
2 3 (25.00%) Designer
2 3 (25.00%) Network Designer
3 2 (16.67%) Cisco Engineer
3 2 (16.67%) Cisco Network Engineer
3 2 (16.67%) LAN Engineer
3 2 (16.67%) LAN/WAN Engineer
3 2 (16.67%) WAN Engineer
4 1 (8.33%) Cisco Consultant
4 1 (8.33%) Cisco Network Consultant
4 1 (8.33%) Consultant
4 1 (8.33%) Design Engineer
4 1 (8.33%) Migration Consultant
4 1 (8.33%) Network Consultant
4 1 (8.33%) Network Design Engineer
4 1 (8.33%) Network Security Specialist
4 1 (8.33%) Network Specialist
4 1 (8.33%) SC Cleared Network Engineer
4 1 (8.33%) Security Specialist
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 1 (8.33%) 802.1X
Miscellaneous
1 3 (25.00%) Data Centre
Processes & Methodologies
1 7 (58.33%) Network Design
2 4 (33.33%) Migration
3 1 (8.33%) Cryptography
3 1 (8.33%) ITIL
3 1 (8.33%) Load Balancing
3 1 (8.33%) Network Virtualisation
3 1 (8.33%) Problem-Solving
3 1 (8.33%) Service Delivery
3 1 (8.33%) Time Management
Qualifications
1 8 (66.67%) Cisco Certification
2 7 (58.33%) Security Cleared
3 6 (50.00%) CCNP
4 5 (41.67%) DV Cleared
5 4 (33.33%) CCDP
6 3 (25.00%) JNCIS
7 2 (16.67%) SC Cleared
8 1 (8.33%) CCIE
8 1 (8.33%) CCNA
8 1 (8.33%) CISSP
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 1 (8.33%) SLA
Systems Management
1 1 (8.33%) Cisco CUCM
1 1 (8.33%) Cisco Prime
1 1 (8.33%) Opsview
Vendors
1 11 (91.67%) Cisco
2 4 (33.33%) Juniper
3 3 (25.00%) Brocade
4 2 (16.67%) F5
5 1 (8.33%) Avaya
5 1 (8.33%) CheckPoint
5 1 (8.33%) HP
5 1 (8.33%) McAfee
5 1 (8.33%) Meraki
5 1 (8.33%) Microsoft
5 1 (8.33%) Riverbed
5 1 (8.33%) SolarWinds