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 25 March 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.

3 months to
25 Mar 2017
Same period 2016 Same period 2015
Border Gateway Protocol-4 (BGP4)
UK
Rank - 639 621
Contract jobs citing BGP-4 0 5 3
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in the UK - 0.009% 0.006%
As % of the Communications & Networking category - 0.064% 0.038%
Number of daily rates quoted 0 1 2
Median daily rate - £400 £428
Median daily rate % change year-on-year - -6.43%  
UK excluding London median daily rate - - -
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 6617 7870 7816
As % of all contract IT job vacancies advertised in the UK 14.61% 14.79% 14.78%
Number of daily rates quoted 4077 4695 4260
Median daily rate £400 £380 £363
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +5.26% +4.82%  
90% offered a daily rate of more than £238 £235 £203
10% offered a daily rate of more than £550 £540 £500
UK excluding London median daily rate £375 £363 £347
% change year-on-year +3.44% +4.32%  
Number of hourly rates quoted 361 338 430
Median hourly rate £25.00 £31.00 £27.00
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year -19.35% +14.81%  
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £12.50 £13.00 £13.00
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £50.00 £50.00 £47.50
UK excluding London median hourly rate £22.50 £37.00 £29.17
% change year-on-year -39.18% +26.84%  

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 hourly rates quoted in IT contractor jobs citing BGP-4.

Contractor hourly rate trend for BGP-4 in the UK

BGP-4
Top 30 Related IT Skills

For the 6 months to 25 March 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 2 (100.00%) LAN
1 2 (100.00%) WAN
1 2 (100.00%) Cisco
1 2 (100.00%) Firewall
1 2 (100.00%) MPLS
1 2 (100.00%) OSPF
1 2 (100.00%) 802.1X
2 1 (50.00%) Cyberoam
2 1 (50.00%) TRILL
2 1 (50.00%) EIGRP
2 1 (50.00%) Load Balancing
2 1 (50.00%) Cisco IOS
2 1 (50.00%) Cisco PIX
2 1 (50.00%) Network Security
2 1 (50.00%) PCI DSS
2 1 (50.00%) SC Cleared
2 1 (50.00%) Security Cleared
2 1 (50.00%) Cisco ASA
2 1 (50.00%) F5
2 1 (50.00%) DMVPN
2 1 (50.00%) Cisco Nexus
2 1 (50.00%) HSRP
2 1 (50.00%) OpenFlow
2 1 (50.00%) IPv6
2 1 (50.00%) CCNP
2 1 (50.00%) CCNA
2 1 (50.00%) Cisco Certification
2 1 (50.00%) 802.11
2 1 (50.00%) DHCP
2 1 (50.00%) TCP/IP

BGP-4
Top Related 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 2 (100.00%) Firewall
1 2 (100.00%) LAN
1 2 (100.00%) MPLS
1 2 (100.00%) OSPF
1 2 (100.00%) WAN
2 1 (50.00%) 802.11
2 1 (50.00%) Cisco ASA
2 1 (50.00%) Cisco IOS
2 1 (50.00%) Cisco Nexus
2 1 (50.00%) Cisco PIX
2 1 (50.00%) DHCP
2 1 (50.00%) DMVPN
2 1 (50.00%) DNS
2 1 (50.00%) EIGRP
2 1 (50.00%) HSRP
2 1 (50.00%) IPv6
2 1 (50.00%) Network Security
2 1 (50.00%) OpenFlow
2 1 (50.00%) TCP/IP
2 1 (50.00%) TRILL
Job Titles
1 1 (50.00%) Architect
1 1 (50.00%) Network Architect
1 1 (50.00%) Network Engineer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 2 (100.00%) 802.1X
Processes & Methodologies
1 1 (50.00%) Load Balancing
Qualifications
1 1 (50.00%) CCNA
1 1 (50.00%) CCNP
1 1 (50.00%) Cisco Certification
1 1 (50.00%) SC Cleared
1 1 (50.00%) Security Cleared
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 1 (50.00%) PCI DSS
Vendors
1 2 (100.00%) Cisco
2 1 (50.00%) Cyberoam
2 1 (50.00%) F5