Period
to 23 April 2019

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 6 months to 23 April 2019 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)
UK
6 months to
23 Apr 2019
Same period 2018 Same period 2017
Rank 361 460 401
Rank change year-on-year +99 -59 +27
Contract jobs citing BGP 642 472 505
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in the UK 0.67% 0.47% 0.55%
As % of the Communications & Networking category 5.34% 3.54% 3.84%
Number of daily rates quoted 456 284 339
UK median daily rate £425 £425 £400
Median daily rate % change year-on-year - +6.25% +6.67%
10th Percentile £310 £263 £260
90th Percentile £564 £600 £538
UK excluding London median daily rate £400 £425 £374
% change year-on-year -5.88% +13.56% +3.24%
Number of hourly rates quoted 27 8 16
UK median hourly rate £45.00 £41.21 £27.31
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year +9.20% +50.92% -39.32%
10th Percentile £20.00 £12.75 £12.63
90th Percentile £66.81 £47.83 £55.50
UK excluding London median hourly rate £45.00 £41.21 £21.50
% change year-on-year +9.20% +91.67% -52.22%

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 with a requirement for communications or computer networking skills.

All Communications and Computer Networking Skills
UK
Contract vacancies with a requirement for communications or computer networking skills 12,017 13,344 13,140
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in the UK 12.62% 13.20% 14.28%
Number of daily rates quoted 7,405 8,249 7,990
UK median daily rate £425 £415 £405
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +2.41% +2.47% +1.25%
10th Percentile £203 £200 £209
90th Percentile £606 £600 £575
UK excluding London median daily rate £410 £386 £380
% change year-on-year +6.15% +1.64% +1.33%
Number of hourly rates quoted 565 735 731
UK median hourly rate £18.75 £19.49 £22.00
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year -3.77% -11.43% -15.38%
10th Percentile £12.00 £11.25 £11.25
90th Percentile £49.50 £47.50 £51.71
UK excluding London median hourly rate £17.41 £19.00 £21.00
% change year-on-year -8.37% -9.52% -16.00%

BGP
Job Vacancy Trend

Job postings citing BGP as a percentage of all IT jobs advertised.

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 6 months to 23 April 2019.

Contractor daily rate histogram for BGP in the UK

BGP
Contractor Hourly Rate Trend

This chart provides the 3-month moving average for contractor hourly rates quoted in IT 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 6 months to 23 April 2019.

Contractor hourly rate histogram for BGP in the UK

BGP
Top 16 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 6 months to 23 April 2019. 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
England +85 588 £425 - 50
UK excluding London +70 345 £400 -5.88% 46
London +79 278 £450 +9.09% 8
South East -9 109 £370 -22.11% 10
North of England +37 69 £400 -8.57% 15
South West +7 60 £413 -13.16% 6
East of England +34 41 £425 +21.43% 4
Yorkshire +29 39 £438 +2.94% 5
Midlands +4 32 £425 +41.67% 8
North West +9 23 £363 -19.44% 9
West Midlands -22 21 £423 +18.18% 6
Scotland +16 19 £325 -9.09% 3
Wales +12 13 £425 +21.43% 1
East Midlands +28 11 £425 +41.67% 2
North East +5 7 £244 -61.00% 1
Northern Ireland - 5 £434 -

For the 6 months to 23 April 2019, 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 with a requirement for BGP.

1 552 (85.98%) Cisco
2 533 (83.02%) OSPF
3 449 (69.94%) Firewall
4 387 (60.28%) Cisco Certification
5 302 (47.04%) CCNP
6 282 (43.93%) WAN
6 282 (43.93%) MPLS
7 279 (43.46%) LAN
8 274 (42.68%) VPN
9 242 (37.69%) Cisco Nexus
10 225 (35.05%) Data Centre
11 211 (32.87%) CheckPoint
12 206 (32.09%) Wireless
13 205 (31.93%) Cisco ASA
14 196 (30.53%) EIGRP
15 183 (28.50%) Juniper
16 179 (27.88%) F5
17 165 (25.70%) TCP/IP
18 153 (23.83%) Multicast
19 123 (19.16%) IPsec
20 118 (18.38%) CCIE
20 118 (18.38%) Palo Alto
21 115 (17.91%) CCNA
22 110 (17.13%) DNS
23 107 (16.67%) Security Cleared
24 105 (16.36%) Network Security
25 104 (16.20%) Cisco IOS
26 95 (14.80%) Network Design
27 93 (14.49%) VoIP
28 89 (13.86%) Finance

BGP
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:

Application Platforms
1 15 (2.34%) Skype for Business
2 11 (1.71%) Confluence
2 11 (1.71%) OpenStack
3 6 (0.93%) Elasticsearch
4 1 (0.16%) Exchange Server 2013
4 1 (0.16%) IIS
4 1 (0.16%) MS Exchange
Applications
1 12 (1.87%) Microsoft Office
1 12 (1.87%) MS Visio
2 6 (0.93%) Microsoft Excel
3 4 (0.62%) Microsoft PowerPoint
3 4 (0.62%) Microsoft Project
Business Applications
1 4 (0.62%) Remedy ITSM
2 1 (0.16%) RMDS
2 1 (0.16%) Unica
Cloud Services
1 80 (12.46%) Amazon AWS
2 71 (11.06%) Microsoft Azure
3 18 (2.80%) Azure ExpressRoute
4 17 (2.65%) Google Cloud Platform
4 17 (2.65%) IaaS
5 15 (2.34%) Office 365
5 15 (2.34%) PaaS
6 14 (2.18%) Virtual Private Cloud
7 13 (2.02%) SaaS
8 4 (0.62%) Azure Active Directory
8 4 (0.62%) Cloud Computing
9 2 (0.31%) Akamai
10 1 (0.16%) Amazon EC2
10 1 (0.16%) AWS CloudFormation
10 1 (0.16%) AWS Lambda
10 1 (0.16%) GitHub
10 1 (0.16%) Serverless
Communications & Networking
1 533 (83.02%) OSPF
2 449 (69.94%) Firewall
3 282 (43.93%) MPLS
3 282 (43.93%) WAN
4 279 (43.46%) LAN
5 274 (42.68%) VPN
6 242 (37.69%) Cisco Nexus
7 206 (32.09%) Wireless
8 205 (31.93%) Cisco ASA
9 196 (30.53%) EIGRP
10 165 (25.70%) TCP/IP
11 153 (23.83%) Multicast
12 123 (19.16%) IPsec
13 110 (17.13%) DNS
14 105 (16.36%) Network Security
15 104 (16.20%) Cisco IOS
16 93 (14.49%) VoIP
17 85 (13.24%) Internet
18 84 (13.08%) VLAN
19 80 (12.46%) HSRP
Database & Business Intelligence
1 9 (1.40%) MongoDB
2 5 (0.78%) Apache Cassandra
2 5 (0.78%) MariaDB
2 5 (0.78%) MySQL
2 5 (0.78%) NoSQL
3 2 (0.31%) Big Data
3 2 (0.31%) Data Warehouse
3 2 (0.31%) Oracle Reports
3 2 (0.31%) RDBMS
3 2 (0.31%) Relational Database
4 1 (0.16%) MS Access
4 1 (0.16%) PostgreSQL
4 1 (0.16%) SQL Server
Development Applications
1 20 (3.12%) JIRA
1 20 (3.12%) Sonatype Nexus
2 9 (1.40%) Atlassian Bamboo
3 7 (1.09%) Git (software)
4 5 (0.78%) VSS/SourceSafe
5 2 (0.31%) Hudson
6 1 (0.16%) GitLab
General
1 89 (13.86%) Finance
2 74 (11.53%) Telecoms
3 41 (6.39%) Banking
4 15 (2.34%) Retail
5 14 (2.18%) Investment Banking
6 11 (1.71%) Multimedia
7 9 (1.40%) Financial Institution
8 7 (1.09%) Billing
9 5 (0.78%) Manufacturing
10 4 (0.62%) Law
11 3 (0.47%) Advertising
11 3 (0.47%) German Language
12 2 (0.31%) Electronics
12 2 (0.31%) International Banking
12 2 (0.31%) Spanish Language
13 1 (0.16%) Legal
Job Titles
1 442 (68.85%) Network Engineer
2 89 (13.86%) Senior Network Engineer
3 65 (10.12%) Cisco Engineer
4 58 (9.03%) Cisco Network Engineer
5 46 (7.17%) SC Cleared Network Engineer
6 43 (6.70%) Architect
7 37 (5.76%) Network Architect
8 33 (5.14%) Consultant
8 33 (5.14%) Network Security Engineer
8 33 (5.14%) Security Engineer
9 31 (4.83%) Network Consultant
10 20 (3.12%) Designer
11 19 (2.96%) Design Engineer
11 19 (2.96%) Network Designer
12 18 (2.80%) IP Engineer
13 16 (2.49%) Firewall Engineer
13 16 (2.49%) Implementation Engineer
14 15 (2.34%) Network Design Engineer
15 14 (2.18%) IP Network Engineer
15 14 (2.18%) Juniper Engineer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 43 (6.70%) 802.1X
2 20 (3.12%) Spine.js
3 9 (1.40%) XMPP
4 7 (1.09%) JSON
5 6 (0.93%) Regular Expression
5 6 (0.93%) YAML
6 5 (0.78%) Node.js
6 5 (0.78%) XML
7 4 (0.62%) LDAP
8 3 (0.47%) Web Services
9 2 (0.31%) CSS
9 2 (0.31%) Django
9 2 (0.31%) HTML
9 2 (0.31%) SOAP
10 1 (0.16%) Middleware
10 1 (0.16%) RESTful
10 1 (0.16%) WAP
Miscellaneous
1 225 (35.05%) Data Centre
2 28 (4.36%) Analytical Skills
2 28 (4.36%) Self-Motivation
3 18 (2.80%) Public Cloud
4 13 (2.02%) Management Information System
5 11 (1.71%) PKI
6 8 (1.25%) Blog
6 8 (1.25%) Private Cloud
7 6 (0.93%) CLARiiON
7 6 (0.93%) Client/Server
8 4 (0.62%) Video Conferencing
9 3 (0.47%) Clustering
9 3 (0.47%) CMDB
9 3 (0.47%) Driving Licence
9 3 (0.47%) Fintech
9 3 (0.47%) Virtual Team
10 2 (0.31%) CESG
10 2 (0.31%) Distributed Denial-of-Service
10 2 (0.31%) EMC VNX
10 2 (0.31%) Hybrid Cloud
Operating Systems
1 51 (7.94%) Linux
2 47 (7.32%) Windows
3 25 (3.89%) Unix
4 22 (3.43%) Windows Server
5 8 (1.25%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
6 7 (1.09%) Ubuntu
6 7 (1.09%) Windows Server 2003
6 7 (1.09%) Windows Server 2012
7 4 (0.62%) HPUX
8 3 (0.47%) Windows Server 2008
9 1 (0.16%) Android
9 1 (0.16%) Mac OS
9 1 (0.16%) Mac OS X
9 1 (0.16%) Windows 2000
9 1 (0.16%) Windows 7
Processes & Methodologies
1 95 (14.80%) Network Design
2 85 (13.24%) Load Balancing
3 82 (12.77%) Network Monitoring
4 79 (12.31%) ITIL
5 66 (10.28%) Network Architecture
6 51 (7.94%) Migration
7 49 (7.63%) Change Management
8 39 (6.07%) Low Latency
8 39 (6.07%) Network Virtualisation
9 35 (5.45%) Network Management
10 32 (4.98%) Kalman Filter
10 32 (4.98%) Project Management
11 30 (4.67%) Change Control
11 30 (4.67%) High Availability
12 29 (4.52%) Problem-Solving
13 28 (4.36%) Computer Science
14 24 (3.74%) Agile Software Development
14 24 (3.74%) Service Delivery
15 22 (3.43%) Mentoring
16 21 (3.27%) Network Optimisation
Programming Languages
1 70 (10.90%) Python
2 31 (4.83%) Perl
3 19 (2.96%) Bash Shell
4 12 (1.87%) PowerShell
5 9 (1.40%) SQL
6 5 (0.78%) Shell Script
7 4 (0.62%) C
8 2 (0.31%) Java
8 2 (0.31%) Tcl
9 1 (0.16%) JavaScript
9 1 (0.16%) Lingo
9 1 (0.16%) R
9 1 (0.16%) VBScript
Qualifications
1 387 (60.28%) Cisco Certification
2 302 (47.04%) CCNP
3 118 (18.38%) CCIE
4 115 (17.91%) CCNA
5 107 (16.67%) Security Cleared
6 89 (13.86%) SC Cleared
7 37 (5.76%) Degree
8 34 (5.30%) CCDP
9 21 (3.27%) Computer Science Degree
10 17 (2.65%) BPSS Clearance
10 17 (2.65%) DV Cleared
10 17 (2.65%) JNCIP
10 17 (2.65%) JNCIS
11 14 (2.18%) VMware Certified Professional (VCP)
12 13 (2.02%) CCSA
13 12 (1.87%) BC Cleared
13 12 (1.87%) CCIE Routing and Switching
13 12 (1.87%) JNCIA
14 11 (1.71%) JNCIE
15 10 (1.56%) CISSP
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 13 (2.02%) SLA
2 10 (1.56%) ISO/IEC 27001
3 8 (1.25%) GDPR
4 7 (1.09%) PCI DSS
5 6 (0.93%) COBIT
6 5 (0.78%) QA
7 3 (0.47%) Sarbanes-Oxley
8 2 (0.31%) Disclosure Scotland
8 2 (0.31%) PMO
9 1 (0.16%) Cyber Essentials
9 1 (0.16%) Cyber Essentials PLUS
9 1 (0.16%) HIPAA
9 1 (0.16%) ISO 22301
9 1 (0.16%) ISO 9001
9 1 (0.16%) MiFID
System Software
1 49 (7.63%) VMware Infrastructure
2 15 (2.34%) Active Directory
2 15 (2.34%) ProxySG
2 15 (2.34%) VMware NSX
3 9 (1.40%) Hyper-V
4 7 (1.09%) Docker
4 7 (1.09%) KVM
5 6 (0.93%) Firmware
5 6 (0.93%) NFS
6 5 (0.78%) BIND 9
6 5 (0.78%) Postfix
6 5 (0.78%) Virtual Machines
7 3 (0.47%) VMware ESXi
7 3 (0.47%) vSphere
7 3 (0.47%) XenApp
7 3 (0.47%) XenDesktop
8 1 (0.16%) BitLocker
Systems Management
1 28 (4.36%) Cisco Prime
2 25 (3.89%) Ansible
3 21 (3.27%) Cisco CUCM
4 16 (2.49%) Nagios
5 13 (2.02%) vCenter Server
6 10 (1.56%) Cisco UCCX
6 10 (1.56%) FortiGate
7 9 (1.40%) Cacti
8 7 (1.09%) ArcSight ESM
8 7 (1.09%) Puppet
9 6 (0.93%) Cisco CME
9 6 (0.93%) Cisco UCCE
10 5 (0.78%) CA Spectrum
10 5 (0.78%) Opscode Chef
11 4 (0.62%) SolarWinds Orion
12 3 (0.47%) Cisco IPCC
12 3 (0.47%) Failover Clustering
12 3 (0.47%) Netcool
12 3 (0.47%) Prometheus
12 3 (0.47%) SCCM
Vendors
1 552 (85.98%) Cisco
2 211 (32.87%) CheckPoint
3 183 (28.50%) Juniper
4 179 (27.88%) F5
5 118 (18.38%) Palo Alto
6 88 (13.71%) SolarWinds
7 64 (9.97%) VMware
8 52 (8.10%) Fortinet
9 41 (6.39%) Aruba
10 36 (5.61%) Citrix
11 35 (5.45%) Microsoft
12 34 (5.30%) Arista
12 34 (5.30%) Blue Coat
13 29 (4.52%) HP
14 27 (4.21%) NetApp
15 26 (4.05%) Aerohive Networks
16 24 (3.74%) Meraki
17 22 (3.43%) McAfee
17 22 (3.43%) Riverbed
18 17 (2.65%) Dell