The following table provides summary statistics for contract job vacancies with a requirement for BGP skills. Included is a benchmarking guide to the contractor rates offered in vacancies that have cited BGP over the 3 months to 23 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
23 Mar 2017
Same period 2016 Same period 2015
Border Gateway Protocol (BGP)
UK
Rank 378 353 335
Rank change year-on-year -25 -18  
Contract jobs citing BGP 233 296 323
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in the UK 0.52% 0.56% 0.62%
As % of the Communications & Networking category 3.56% 3.80% 4.16%
Number of daily rates quoted 153 165 207
Median daily rate £400 £363 £360
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +10.34% +0.69%  
90% offered a daily rate of more than £284 £248 £271
10% offered a daily rate of more than £509 £500 £475
UK excluding London median daily rate £356 £363 £366
% change year-on-year -1.72% -1.02%  
Number of hourly rates quoted 8 12 4
Median hourly rate £30.00 £44.00 £35.00
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year -31.81% +25.71%  
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £13.35 £37.30 £30.00
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £51.70 £50.00 £40.00
UK excluding London median hourly rate £30.00 £44.00 £30.00
% change year-on-year -31.81% +46.66%  

BGP 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 6543 7794 7756
As % of all contract IT job vacancies advertised in the UK 14.63% 14.76% 14.81%
Number of daily rates quoted 4026 4640 4230
Median daily rate £400 £383 £365
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +4.57% +4.79%  
90% offered a daily rate of more than £237 £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 357 332 429
Median hourly rate £25.00 £30.00 £26.00
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year -16.66% +15.38%  
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 £47.22
UK excluding London median hourly rate £22.85 £37.00 £27.50
% change year-on-year -38.24% +34.54%  

BGP
Job Vacancy Trend

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

Job vacancy trend for BGP in the UK

BGP
Contractor Daily Rate Trend

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

Contractor daily rate trend for BGP in the UK

BGP
Contractor Daily Rate Histogram

The daily rate distribution of IT jobs citing BGP over the 3 months to 23 March 2017.

Contractor daily rate histogram for BGP in the UK

BGP
Contractor Hourly Rate Trend

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

Contractor hourly rate trend for BGP in the UK

BGP
Contractor Hourly Rate Histogram

The hourly rate distribution of IT jobs citing BGP over the 3 months to 23 March 2017.

Contractor hourly rate histogram for BGP in the UK

BGP
Top 30 Contract Locations

The table below looks at the demand and provides a guide to the median contractor rates quoted in IT jobs citing BGP within the UK over the 3 months to 23 March 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 -21 201 £425 +17.24% 66
London +15 89 £450 +12.50% 25
South East -10 63 £450 +24.13% 22
Berkshire +1 22 £450 +22.03% 4
City of London +7 13 £433 +11.61% 8
Hampshire -8 12 £285 -25.13% 4
North West +25 11 £326 -45.62% 5
Yorkshire +6 11 £400 +31.04% 6
Milton Keynes +3 11 £510 - 1
Buckinghamshire -8 11 £510 +54.54% 2
Northern Ireland - 11 £313 - 2
County Antrim - 11 £313 - 2
Belfast - 11 £313 - 2
West Midlands +6 10 £363 -19.44% 4
West Yorkshire +1 9 £400 +28.51% 3
Manchester +25 8 £315 -17.37% 3
Scotland +14 8 £425 +88.88% 2
Birmingham +9 8 £363 - 2
Leeds +1 8 £425 +36.54% 1
Oxfordshire - 8 £450 - 4
Aberdeen -1 6 £450 -
East of England -9 6 £438 +22.80% 3
South West -19 6 £341 -5.86% 1
Croydon - 6 £450 - 2
Oxford - 6 £450 -
Basingstoke +6 5 £269 -13.92% 3
Reading +2 5 £400 +8.47% 2
South Wales +18 4 £300 -14.28% 2
Wales +14 4 £300 -14.28% 2
Surrey +7 4 £400 +60.00% 3

BGP
Top 30 Related IT Skills

For the 6 months to 23 March 2017, IT contractor jobs citing BGP 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.

1 432 (86.57%) Cisco
2 380 (76.15%) OSPF
3 295 (59.12%) Cisco Certification
4 287 (57.52%) Firewall
5 255 (51.10%) MPLS
6 241 (48.30%) CCNP
7 228 (45.69%) WAN
8 213 (42.69%) Juniper
9 186 (37.27%) LAN
10 158 (31.66%) Cisco Nexus
11 156 (31.26%) TCP/IP
12 149 (29.86%) VPN
13 142 (28.46%) Data Centre
14 141 (28.26%) EIGRP
14 141 (28.26%) Cisco ASA
15 132 (26.45%) CCNA
16 131 (26.25%) F5
17 130 (26.05%) Wireless
18 120 (24.05%) CheckPoint
19 113 (22.65%) DNS
20 95 (19.04%) Network Security
20 95 (19.04%) Cisco IOS
21 88 (17.64%) Network Design
22 87 (17.43%) VLAN
22 87 (17.43%) Finance
23 81 (16.23%) Security Cleared
24 78 (15.63%) IPsec
25 64 (12.83%) Palo Alto
26 63 (12.63%) SC Cleared
26 63 (12.63%) Load Balancing

BGP
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:

Application Platforms
1 7 (1.40%) nginx
2 5 (1.00%) Apache
2 5 (1.00%) MS Exchange
3 3 (0.60%) Exchange Server 2010
3 3 (0.60%) Exchange Server 2013
4 2 (0.40%) Exchange Server 2007
4 2 (0.40%) IIS
4 2 (0.40%) OpenStack
5 1 (0.20%) CMS
5 1 (0.20%) Elasticsearch
5 1 (0.20%) SAS
5 1 (0.20%) Skype for Business
Applications
1 22 (4.41%) MS Excel
2 19 (3.81%) MS Visio
Cloud Services
1 26 (5.21%) Microsoft Azure
2 22 (4.41%) Amazon AWS
3 6 (1.20%) Office 365
4 4 (0.80%) AWS CloudFormation
5 2 (0.40%) Amazon EC2
5 2 (0.40%) Cloud Computing
5 2 (0.40%) SaaS
6 1 (0.20%) Amazon S3
6 1 (0.20%) AWS CloudTrail
6 1 (0.20%) Azure Active Directory
6 1 (0.20%) Virtual Private Cloud
Communications & Networking
1 380 (76.15%) OSPF
2 287 (57.52%) Firewall
3 255 (51.10%) MPLS
4 228 (45.69%) WAN
5 186 (37.27%) LAN
6 158 (31.66%) Cisco Nexus
7 156 (31.26%) TCP/IP
8 149 (29.86%) VPN
9 141 (28.26%) Cisco ASA
9 141 (28.26%) EIGRP
10 130 (26.05%) Wireless
11 113 (22.65%) DNS
12 95 (19.04%) Cisco IOS
12 95 (19.04%) Network Security
13 87 (17.43%) VLAN
14 78 (15.63%) IPsec
15 58 (11.62%) Internet
16 56 (11.22%) Multicast
17 55 (11.02%) HSRP
18 54 (10.82%) F5 BIG-IP LTM
Database & Business Intelligence
1 6 (1.20%) SQL Server
2 2 (0.40%) MySQL
3 1 (0.20%) Amazon RDS
3 1 (0.20%) Azure SQL Database
3 1 (0.20%) SQL Server 2008
Development Applications
1 6 (1.20%) VSS/SourceSafe
2 4 (0.80%) JIRA
3 3 (0.60%) JMeter
4 2 (0.40%) Sonatype Nexus
5 1 (0.20%) Jenkins
5 1 (0.20%) JUnit
5 1 (0.20%) Selenium
5 1 (0.20%) WebDriver
General
1 87 (17.43%) Finance
2 62 (12.42%) Telecoms
3 29 (5.81%) Banking
4 15 (3.01%) Retail
5 8 (1.60%) Multimedia
5 8 (1.60%) Retail Banking
6 7 (1.40%) Electronics
7 6 (1.20%) Billing
7 6 (1.20%) Marketing
7 6 (1.20%) Military
8 5 (1.00%) Financial Institution
8 5 (1.00%) Investment Banking
8 5 (1.00%) Legal
9 3 (0.60%) Publishing
10 2 (0.40%) Corporate Banking
11 1 (0.20%) Aerospace
11 1 (0.20%) Automotive
11 1 (0.20%) German Language
11 1 (0.20%) Manufacturing
11 1 (0.20%) Spanish Language
Job Titles
1 281 (56.31%) Network Engineer
2 83 (16.63%) Cisco Engineer
3 76 (15.23%) Cisco Network Engineer
4 49 (9.82%) Architect
5 40 (8.02%) Senior Network Engineer
6 37 (7.41%) Analyst
6 37 (7.41%) Network Architect
7 29 (5.81%) Network Analyst
8 27 (5.41%) Network Support
8 27 (5.41%) Security Engineer
9 26 (5.21%) Network Security Engineer
10 24 (4.81%) Consultant
10 24 (4.81%) Design Engineer
10 24 (4.81%) Network Design Engineer
11 23 (4.61%) Support Engineer
12 20 (4.01%) Juniper Engineer
12 20 (4.01%) Network Support Engineer
13 18 (3.61%) Cisco Analyst
13 18 (3.61%) Cisco Network Analyst
13 18 (3.61%) Network Consultant
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 43 (8.62%) 802.1X
2 10 (2.00%) Middleware
3 6 (1.20%) POSIX
4 5 (1.00%) Web Services
4 5 (1.00%) XMPP
5 3 (0.60%) CSS
6 2 (0.40%) .NET
6 2 (0.40%) CGI
6 2 (0.40%) REST
6 2 (0.40%) SOAP
7 1 (0.20%) .NET Framework
7 1 (0.20%) ASP.NET
7 1 (0.20%) ASP.NET Web API
7 1 (0.20%) Core Data
7 1 (0.20%) JMS
7 1 (0.20%) jQuery
7 1 (0.20%) JSON
7 1 (0.20%) Kafka
7 1 (0.20%) OpenDaylight
7 1 (0.20%) RESTful
Miscellaneous
1 142 (28.46%) Data Centre
2 51 (10.22%) Analytical Skills
3 16 (3.21%) PKI
4 12 (2.40%) CMDB
5 9 (1.80%) IPTV
5 9 (1.80%) Over-the-Top Content
5 9 (1.80%) STB
5 9 (1.80%) Video on Demand
6 8 (1.60%) Management Information System
6 8 (1.60%) Video Conferencing
7 7 (1.40%) Clustering
7 7 (1.40%) Computer Science
8 6 (1.20%) Driving Licence
8 6 (1.20%) Hybrid Cloud
9 5 (1.00%) Distributed Denial-of-Service
9 5 (1.00%) RSA SecurID
10 4 (0.80%) DataPower
10 4 (0.80%) Fat Client
10 4 (0.80%) Social Network
10 4 (0.80%) Thin Client
Operating Systems
1 49 (9.82%) Windows
2 43 (8.62%) Linux
3 34 (6.81%) Unix
4 13 (2.61%) CatOS
5 12 (2.40%) Windows Server
6 6 (1.20%) Windows Server 2008
7 4 (0.80%) Android
7 4 (0.80%) Windows Server 2003
7 4 (0.80%) Windows Server 2012
8 3 (0.60%) AIX
8 3 (0.60%) Windows 7
9 2 (0.40%) Mac OS X
9 2 (0.40%) Windows 2000
10 1 (0.20%) CentOS
10 1 (0.20%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
10 1 (0.20%) Ubuntu
10 1 (0.20%) VyOS
10 1 (0.20%) Windows 10
10 1 (0.20%) Windows 8
Processes & Methodologies
1 88 (17.64%) Network Design
2 63 (12.63%) Load Balancing
3 61 (12.22%) ITIL
4 53 (10.62%) Migration
5 48 (9.62%) Network Management
6 42 (8.42%) Project Management
7 30 (6.01%) Change Management
7 30 (6.01%) Network Monitoring
8 24 (4.81%) Mentoring
9 23 (4.61%) Configuration Management
9 23 (4.61%) High Availability
10 20 (4.01%) Network Architecture
10 20 (4.01%) Problem Management
11 15 (3.01%) Time Management
12 14 (2.81%) Service Management
13 13 (2.61%) Continuous Improvement
14 12 (2.40%) Incident Management
14 12 (2.40%) QMS
14 12 (2.40%) Release Management
15 11 (2.20%) Open Source
Programming Languages
1 22 (4.41%) C
2 17 (3.41%) Python
3 11 (2.20%) Java
4 8 (1.60%) Perl
4 8 (1.60%) Shell Script
5 5 (1.00%) Lisp
6 3 (0.60%) PowerShell
6 3 (0.60%) Ruby
7 2 (0.40%) PHP
7 2 (0.40%) SQL
8 1 (0.20%) Bash Shell
8 1 (0.20%) C#
8 1 (0.20%) C++
Qualifications
1 295 (59.12%) Cisco Certification
2 241 (48.30%) CCNP
3 132 (26.45%) CCNA
4 81 (16.23%) Security Cleared
5 63 (12.63%) SC Cleared
6 60 (12.02%) CCIE
7 29 (5.81%) JNCIA
8 23 (4.61%) JNCIS
9 20 (4.01%) Degree
10 17 (3.41%) CCDP
10 17 (3.41%) CCIP
11 10 (2.00%) JNCIE
12 9 (1.80%) JNCIP
13 8 (1.60%) DV Cleared
14 7 (1.40%) CCDA
14 7 (1.40%) CCSA
14 7 (1.40%) ITIL Certification
15 4 (0.80%) BPSS Clearance
15 4 (0.80%) CCSE
15 4 (0.80%) CCSP
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 23 (4.61%) SLA
2 4 (0.80%) ISO/IEC 27001
3 3 (0.60%) PCI DSS
4 2 (0.40%) Sarbanes-Oxley
5 1 (0.20%) Disclosure Scotland
5 1 (0.20%) ISO 9001
5 1 (0.20%) PMO
5 1 (0.20%) QA
System Software
1 40 (8.02%) VMware Infrastructure
2 22 (4.41%) Active Directory
3 7 (1.40%) Hyper-V
3 7 (1.40%) vCloud
4 6 (1.20%) Firmware
5 5 (1.00%) VMware ESXi
6 4 (0.80%) EMC RecoverPoint
6 4 (0.80%) KVM
6 4 (0.80%) ProxySG
7 3 (0.60%) VMware ESX
8 2 (0.40%) BIND 9
8 2 (0.40%) DFS Replication
8 2 (0.40%) NFS
8 2 (0.40%) vSphere
8 2 (0.40%) XenServer
9 1 (0.20%) Docker
9 1 (0.20%) etcd
9 1 (0.20%) Virtual Machines
9 1 (0.20%) Virtual Servers
9 1 (0.20%) VirtualBox
Systems Management
1 32 (6.41%) Cisco Prime
2 23 (4.61%) FortiGate
3 12 (2.40%) Nagios
4 11 (2.20%) Cisco CUCM
5 8 (1.60%) Cisco UCCX
6 7 (1.40%) Graphite
6 7 (1.40%) OPNET
6 7 (1.40%) Opscode Chef
6 7 (1.40%) Puppet
7 6 (1.20%) Cacti
8 4 (0.80%) HP UCMDB
8 4 (0.80%) OpenView
8 4 (0.80%) vRealize
9 3 (0.60%) HP Quality Center
9 3 (0.60%) OVSD
9 3 (0.60%) SolarWinds Orion
9 3 (0.60%) WhatsUp Gold
10 2 (0.40%) HP SIM
10 2 (0.40%) Stealthwatch
10 2 (0.40%) ZABBIX
Vendors
1 432 (86.57%) Cisco
2 213 (42.69%) Juniper
3 131 (26.25%) F5
4 120 (24.05%) CheckPoint
5 64 (12.83%) Palo Alto
6 57 (11.42%) VMware
7 49 (9.82%) SolarWinds
8 47 (9.42%) Fortinet
9 44 (8.82%) HP
10 31 (6.21%) Arista
10 31 (6.21%) Blue Coat
11 27 (5.41%) Microsoft
12 26 (5.21%) Citrix
13 24 (4.81%) Huawei
14 22 (4.41%) Aruba
15 19 (3.81%) Riverbed
16 13 (2.61%) Meraki
17 12 (2.40%) Infoblox
18 10 (2.00%) Brocade
18 10 (2.00%) BT
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