The following table provides summary statistics for contract job vacancies with a requirement for BGP-4 skills. Included is a benchmarking guide to the contractor rates offered in vacancies that have cited BGP-4 over the 3 months to 23 June 2017 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-4 (BGP4)
UK
3 months to
23 Jun 2017
Same period 2016 Same period 2015
Rank 598 - 638
Rank change year-on-year - 0  
Contract jobs citing BGP-4 4 0 1
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in the UK 0.009% - 0.002%
As % of the Communications & Networking category 0.063% - 0.012%
Number of daily rates quoted 1 0 0
Median daily rate £350 - -
UK excluding London median daily rate £350 - -
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 0 0
Median hourly rate - - -
UK excluding London median hourly rate - - -

BGP-4 is in the communications and computer networking skills category. The next table is for comparison with the above and provides summary statistics for all contract job vacancies with a requirement for communications and computer networking skills.

Contract Communications & Computer Network Skills
UK
Contract job vacancies with a requirement for communications and computer networking skills 6347 8686 8118
As % of all contract IT job vacancies advertised in the UK 13.56% 16.14% 14.45%
Number of daily rates quoted 3768 5279 4580
Median daily rate £400 £389 £360
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +2.82% +8.05%  
90% offered a daily rate of more than £213 £240 £213
10% offered a daily rate of more than £550 £550 £500
UK excluding London median daily rate £375 £365 £347
% change year-on-year +2.73% +5.04%  
Number of hourly rates quoted 395 426 473
Median hourly rate £27.50 £29.00 £24.00
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year -5.17% +20.83%  
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £12.25 £13.00 £13.00
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £50.00 £47.83 £47.67
UK excluding London median hourly rate £27.50 £32.50 £26.00
% change year-on-year -15.38% +25.00%  

BGP-4
Job Vacancy Trend

The job posting trend of jobs advertised citing BGP-4 as a proportion of all contract or permanent IT jobs with a match in the Communications & Networking category.

Job vacancy trend for BGP-4 in the UK

BGP-4
Contractor Daily Rate Trend

This chart provides the 3-month moving average for daily rates quoted in contract jobs citing BGP-4.

Contractor daily rate trend for BGP-4 in the UK

BGP-4
Contractor Hourly Rate Trend

This chart provides the 3-month moving average for contractor hourly rates quoted in IT jobs citing BGP-4.

Contractor hourly rate trend for BGP-4 in the UK

BGP-4
Top 5 Contract Locations

The table below looks at the demand and provides a guide to the median contractor rates quoted in IT jobs citing BGP-4 within the UK over the 3 months to 23 June 2017. The 'Rank Change' column provides an indication of the change in demand within each location based on the same 3 month period last year.

Location Rank Change
on Same Period
Last Year
Matching
Contract
IT Job Ads
Median
Daily Rate
Last 3 Months
Median Daily Rate
% Change
on Same Period
Last Year
Live
Job
Vacancies
England - 4 £350 -
London - 3 - -
City of London - 2 - -
South West - 1 £350 -
Bristol - 1 £350 -

For the 6 months to 23 June 2017, IT contractor jobs citing BGP-4 also mentioned the following skills in order of popularity. The figures indicate the number co-occurrences and its proportion to all contract ads with a requirement for BGP-4.

1 4 (100.00%) LAN
1 4 (100.00%) Cisco
1 4 (100.00%) Internet
1 4 (100.00%) MPLS
1 4 (100.00%) OSPF
1 4 (100.00%) Telecoms
1 4 (100.00%) Cisco Nexus
1 4 (100.00%) Data Centre
2 3 (75.00%) Cisco Wireless
2 3 (75.00%) Spanning Tree
2 3 (75.00%) HSRP
2 3 (75.00%) DMVPN
2 3 (75.00%) Cisco ASA
2 3 (75.00%) WAAS
2 3 (75.00%) F5
2 3 (75.00%) EIGRP
2 3 (75.00%) CheckPoint
2 3 (75.00%) Firewall
2 3 (75.00%) Wireless
2 3 (75.00%) IPsec
2 3 (75.00%) BIG-IP
2 3 (75.00%) VSS/SourceSafe
2 3 (75.00%) Avaya
2 3 (75.00%) VoIP
2 3 (75.00%) WLAN
2 3 (75.00%) WAN
2 3 (75.00%) DHCP
2 3 (75.00%) VPN
2 3 (75.00%) SSL
3 2 (50.00%) SLA

BGP-4
Co-occurring IT Skills 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:

Communications & Networking
1 4 (100.00%) Cisco Nexus
1 4 (100.00%) Internet
1 4 (100.00%) LAN
1 4 (100.00%) MPLS
1 4 (100.00%) OSPF
2 3 (75.00%) BIG-IP
2 3 (75.00%) Cisco Wireless
2 3 (75.00%) DHCP
2 3 (75.00%) DMVPN
2 3 (75.00%) EIGRP
2 3 (75.00%) Firewall
2 3 (75.00%) HSRP
2 3 (75.00%) IPsec
2 3 (75.00%) Spanning Tree
2 3 (75.00%) SSL
2 3 (75.00%) VoIP
2 3 (75.00%) VPN
2 3 (75.00%) WAN
2 3 (75.00%) Wireless
2 3 (75.00%) WLAN
Development Applications
1 3 (75.00%) VSS/SourceSafe
General
1 4 (100.00%) Telecoms
Job Titles
1 2 (50.00%) Consultant
1 2 (50.00%) Network Consultant
1 2 (50.00%) Network Security Consultant
1 2 (50.00%) Security Consultant
2 1 (25.00%) IP Engineer
2 1 (25.00%) Network Design Consultant
2 1 (25.00%) Network Engineer
2 1 (25.00%) Senior IP Engineer
2 1 (25.00%) Senior Support Engineer
2 1 (25.00%) Support Engineer
Miscellaneous
1 4 (100.00%) Data Centre
2 2 (50.00%) Analytical Skills
Processes & Methodologies
1 1 (25.00%) Incident Management
Qualifications
1 2 (50.00%) CCIE
1 2 (50.00%) CCIE Security
1 2 (50.00%) Cisco Certification
2 1 (25.00%) CCNA
2 1 (25.00%) CCNP
2 1 (25.00%) Degree
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 2 (50.00%) SLA
Vendors
1 4 (100.00%) Cisco
2 3 (75.00%) Avaya
2 3 (75.00%) CheckPoint
2 3 (75.00%) F5
3 1 (25.00%) Juniper