Period
to 21 February 2018

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 21 February 2018 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
21 Feb 2018
Same period 2017 Same period 2016
Rank 492 441 415
Rank change year-on-year -51 -26 -96
Contract jobs citing BGP 424 470 564
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in the UK 0.42% 0.49% 0.53%
As % of the Communications & Networking category 3.18% 3.29% 3.79%
Number of daily rates quoted 249 306 342
UK median daily rate £413 £380 £375
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +8.55% +1.33% +7.14%
10th Percentile £269 £260 £260
90th Percentile £553 £531 £488
UK excluding London median daily rate £420 £363 £363
% change year-on-year +15.86% - +3.57%
Number of hourly rates quoted 3 16 21
UK median hourly rate £13.50 £29.81 £43.00
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year -54.71% -30.69% +43.33%
10th Percentile £12.75 £12.63 £26.00
90th Percentile £34.85 £55.50 £47.83
UK excluding London median hourly rate £13.50 £25.56 £45.00
% change year-on-year -47.17% -43.21% +23.29%

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 13,354 14,277 14,878
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in the UK 13.15% 14.87% 13.99%
Number of daily rates quoted 8,240 8,698 8,726
UK median daily rate £400 £400 £400
10th Percentile £185 £213 £213
90th Percentile £588 £575 £563
UK excluding London median daily rate £375 £375 £375
Number of hourly rates quoted 702 762 812
UK median hourly rate £19.45 £21.50 £22.50
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year -9.55% -4.44% +12.50%
10th Percentile £11.00 £11.47 £11.25
90th Percentile £47.50 £50.00 £48.00
UK excluding London median hourly rate £19.66 £21.50 £22.00
% change year-on-year -8.56% -2.27% -

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 21 February 2018.

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 21 February 2018.

Contractor hourly rate histogram for BGP in the UK

BGP
Top 15 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 21 February 2018. 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 -24 394 £418 +4.38% 131
UK excluding London -47 225 £420 +15.86% 93
London -6 193 £405 -4.71% 43
South East -17 110 £450 +12.50% 31
North of England +16 33 £425 +28.30% 27
South West +15 27 £475 +27.52% 7
East of England 0 23 £335 -4.29% 15
Midlands -7 22 £415 +15.28% 8
Scotland -31 21 £370 -1.33% 3
West Midlands -9 19 £415 +15.28% 5
North West +6 17 £395 +20.15% 17
Yorkshire -6 15 £431 +27.78% 10
Wales -2 4 £350 +27.27% 2
East Midlands +13 3 £300 +13.21% 3
North East +41 1 £625 +85.19%

For the 6 months to 21 February 2018, 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.

1 345 (81.37%) Cisco
2 293 (69.10%) OSPF
3 238 (56.13%) Cisco Certification
4 231 (54.48%) Firewall
5 199 (46.93%) MPLS
6 197 (46.46%) VPN
7 173 (40.80%) CCNP
8 146 (34.43%) Juniper
9 141 (33.25%) WAN
10 133 (31.37%) Cisco Nexus
11 126 (29.72%) LAN
12 124 (29.25%) Data Centre
13 120 (28.30%) EIGRP
14 108 (25.47%) CheckPoint
15 107 (25.24%) TCP/IP
16 105 (24.76%) Security Cleared
16 105 (24.76%) Cisco ASA
17 95 (22.41%) DNS
17 95 (22.41%) Wireless
18 84 (19.81%) CCNA
19 83 (19.58%) SC Cleared
19 83 (19.58%) F5
20 82 (19.34%) Network Security
20 82 (19.34%) IPsec
21 80 (18.87%) VLAN
22 79 (18.63%) CCIE
23 65 (15.33%) ITIL
24 63 (14.86%) DHCP
25 60 (14.15%) Ethernet
26 58 (13.68%) 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 10 (2.36%) Skype for Business
2 8 (1.89%) Exchange Server 2013
2 8 (1.89%) MS Exchange
3 2 (0.47%) Confluence
4 1 (0.24%) Apache
4 1 (0.24%) nginx
Applications
1 22 (5.19%) MS Visio
2 7 (1.65%) Microsoft Excel
2 7 (1.65%) Microsoft Office
3 4 (0.94%) Microsoft PowerPoint
Business Applications
1 1 (0.24%) Endur
Cloud Services
1 33 (7.78%) Amazon AWS
2 31 (7.31%) Microsoft Azure
3 11 (2.59%) Virtual Private Cloud
4 10 (2.36%) Google Cloud Platform
5 5 (1.18%) IaaS
6 4 (0.94%) PaaS
7 2 (0.47%) IBM Cloud
7 2 (0.47%) Office 365
7 2 (0.47%) SoftLayer
8 1 (0.24%) Amazon EC2
8 1 (0.24%) Amazon S3
8 1 (0.24%) Azure Active Directory
8 1 (0.24%) Mimecast
8 1 (0.24%) Route 53
8 1 (0.24%) SaaS
Communications & Networking
1 293 (69.10%) OSPF
2 231 (54.48%) Firewall
3 199 (46.93%) MPLS
4 197 (46.46%) VPN
5 141 (33.25%) WAN
6 133 (31.37%) Cisco Nexus
7 126 (29.72%) LAN
8 120 (28.30%) EIGRP
9 107 (25.24%) TCP/IP
10 105 (24.76%) Cisco ASA
11 95 (22.41%) DNS
11 95 (22.41%) Wireless
12 82 (19.34%) IPsec
12 82 (19.34%) Network Security
13 80 (18.87%) VLAN
14 63 (14.86%) DHCP
15 60 (14.15%) Ethernet
16 57 (13.44%) HSRP
17 55 (12.97%) Multicast
18 51 (12.03%) Internet
Database & Business Intelligence
1 9 (2.12%) SQL Server
2 8 (1.89%) SQL Server 2005
3 3 (0.71%) MySQL
4 1 (0.24%) Data Warehouse
4 1 (0.24%) SQL Server 2008
Development Applications
1 11 (2.59%) Sonatype Nexus
2 6 (1.42%) VSS/SourceSafe
3 4 (0.94%) Team Foundation Server
4 3 (0.71%) Bugzilla
4 3 (0.71%) Git (software)
5 2 (0.47%) JIRA
5 2 (0.47%) Metasploit
6 1 (0.24%) Subversion
General
1 58 (13.68%) Finance
2 46 (10.85%) Telecoms
3 24 (5.66%) Banking
4 6 (1.42%) Legal
4 6 (1.42%) Retail
5 5 (1.18%) Back Office
5 5 (1.18%) Games
5 5 (1.18%) Multimedia
6 4 (0.94%) Financial Institution
7 3 (0.71%) Manufacturing
8 2 (0.47%) Advertising
8 2 (0.47%) Electronics
8 2 (0.47%) Marketing
8 2 (0.47%) Publishing
9 1 (0.24%) French Language
9 1 (0.24%) Investment Banking
9 1 (0.24%) Online Betting
9 1 (0.24%) Spanish Language
Job Titles
1 259 (61.08%) Network Engineer
2 77 (18.16%) Architect
3 59 (13.92%) Cisco Engineer
4 56 (13.21%) Cisco Network Engineer
5 52 (12.26%) Network Architect
6 47 (11.08%) Network Security Engineer
6 47 (11.08%) Security Engineer
7 33 (7.78%) Senior Network Engineer
8 19 (4.48%) Analyst
9 16 (3.77%) SC Cleared Network Engineer
10 12 (2.83%) Designer
10 12 (2.83%) Security Architect
11 11 (2.59%) Cisco Security Engineer
11 11 (2.59%) Network Designer
11 11 (2.59%) Support Engineer
12 10 (2.36%) Cisco Architect
12 10 (2.36%) Lead Network Engineer
12 10 (2.36%) Network Support
12 10 (2.36%) Network Support Engineer
12 10 (2.36%) Team Leader
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 20 (4.72%) 802.1X
2 8 (1.89%) Web Services
3 3 (0.71%) Core Data
3 3 (0.71%) Silverlight
4 2 (0.47%) CGI
4 2 (0.47%) LDAP
5 1 (0.24%) .NET
5 1 (0.24%) CSS
5 1 (0.24%) FIX Protocol
5 1 (0.24%) HTML
5 1 (0.24%) RESTful
5 1 (0.24%) XML
5 1 (0.24%) YAML
Miscellaneous
1 124 (29.25%) Data Centre
2 20 (4.72%) Analytical Skills
3 14 (3.30%) Computer Science
4 12 (2.83%) Private Cloud
5 9 (2.12%) Management Information System
6 6 (1.42%) Distributed Denial-of-Service
6 6 (1.42%) Video Conferencing
7 5 (1.18%) Enterprise Storage
7 5 (1.18%) PKI
8 4 (0.94%) Public Cloud
8 4 (0.94%) Virtual Team
9 3 (0.71%) Digital TV
9 3 (0.71%) Hedge funds
9 3 (0.71%) Hybrid Cloud
9 3 (0.71%) MPEG
9 3 (0.71%) NHS
9 3 (0.71%) STB
9 3 (0.71%) Video on Demand
9 3 (0.71%) Video\Live Streaming
10 2 (0.47%) Clustering
Operating Systems
1 32 (7.55%) Linux
2 27 (6.37%) Windows
3 19 (4.48%) Unix
4 12 (2.83%) Windows Server
5 11 (2.59%) Windows Server 2008
6 4 (0.94%) Check Point GAiA
6 4 (0.94%) Windows 7
7 3 (0.71%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
8 2 (0.47%) Solaris
8 2 (0.47%) Windows Server 2012
9 1 (0.24%) Mac OS X
Processes & Methodologies
1 65 (15.33%) ITIL
2 55 (12.97%) Network Architecture
2 55 (12.97%) Network Design
3 36 (8.49%) Network Monitoring
4 35 (8.25%) Load Balancing
5 30 (7.08%) Migration
6 28 (6.60%) Network Management
7 27 (6.37%) Project Management
8 25 (5.90%) Change Management
9 23 (5.42%) Agile Software Development
10 20 (4.72%) High Availability
11 19 (4.48%) Service Management
12 18 (4.25%) ITIL V3
12 18 (4.25%) Network Virtualisation
12 18 (4.25%) Root Cause Analysis
13 14 (3.30%) Incident Management
13 14 (3.30%) Service Delivery
14 13 (3.07%) Capacity Management
14 13 (3.07%) WAN Optimisation
15 12 (2.83%) Translating Business Requirements
Programming Languages
1 31 (7.31%) Python
2 9 (2.12%) Bash Shell
2 9 (2.12%) Perl
3 4 (0.94%) AWK
3 4 (0.94%) C
3 4 (0.94%) Ruby
3 4 (0.94%) sed
4 3 (0.71%) Java
4 3 (0.71%) SQL
5 2 (0.47%) PowerShell
6 1 (0.24%) C#
6 1 (0.24%) C++
6 1 (0.24%) C-shell
6 1 (0.24%) Korn
6 1 (0.24%) PHP
6 1 (0.24%) Shell Script
Qualifications
1 238 (56.13%) Cisco Certification
2 173 (40.80%) CCNP
3 105 (24.76%) Security Cleared
4 84 (19.81%) CCNA
5 83 (19.58%) SC Cleared
6 79 (18.63%) CCIE
7 30 (7.08%) CCDP
8 22 (5.19%) DV Cleared
9 20 (4.72%) Degree
9 20 (4.72%) JNCIA
10 19 (4.48%) CISSP
11 18 (4.25%) MCSE
11 18 (4.25%) Microsoft Certification
12 15 (3.54%) JNCIS
12 15 (3.54%) MCP
13 13 (3.07%) CCSA
14 12 (2.83%) JNCIP
15 10 (2.36%) CCSP
15 10 (2.36%) JNCIE
16 9 (2.12%) CCDA
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 12 (2.83%) SLA
2 10 (2.36%) GCP
3 5 (1.18%) PCI DSS
4 2 (0.47%) QA
4 2 (0.47%) Sarbanes-Oxley
5 1 (0.24%) Disclosure Scotland
5 1 (0.24%) PMO
System Software
1 35 (8.25%) Active Directory
2 29 (6.84%) VMware Infrastructure
3 21 (4.95%) VMware NSX
4 13 (3.07%) vSphere
5 10 (2.36%) DFS Replication
6 9 (2.12%) NFS
7 6 (1.42%) VMware ESXi
8 5 (1.18%) iptables
8 5 (1.18%) ProxySG
9 4 (0.94%) Docker
9 4 (0.94%) VirtualBox
10 3 (0.71%) Hyper-V
10 3 (0.71%) pfSense
11 2 (0.47%) flannel
11 2 (0.47%) Xen
11 2 (0.47%) XenApp
12 1 (0.24%) Firmware
12 1 (0.24%) Openswan
12 1 (0.24%) Virtual Machines
Systems Management
1 23 (5.42%) Cisco Prime
2 22 (5.19%) FortiGate
3 16 (3.77%) Ansible
4 11 (2.59%) SCCM
4 11 (2.59%) SolarWinds Orion
5 9 (2.12%) vCenter Server
6 8 (1.89%) Cisco CUCM
6 8 (1.89%) McAfee ePO
6 8 (1.89%) Nagios
6 8 (1.89%) SCOM
7 6 (1.42%) Cacti
7 6 (1.42%) Opsview
8 5 (1.18%) Puppet
8 5 (1.18%) SELinux
9 4 (0.94%) OVSD
10 3 (0.71%) Terraform
11 2 (0.47%) Failover Clustering
11 2 (0.47%) Forum Sentry
11 2 (0.47%) Kubernetes
11 2 (0.47%) OPNET
Vendors
1 345 (81.37%) Cisco
2 146 (34.43%) Juniper
3 108 (25.47%) CheckPoint
4 83 (19.58%) F5
5 53 (12.50%) Palo Alto
6 49 (11.56%) VMware
7 46 (10.85%) Fortinet
8 45 (10.61%) HP
9 35 (8.25%) SolarWinds
10 31 (7.31%) Citrix
10 31 (7.31%) Microsoft
11 23 (5.42%) Arista
12 21 (4.95%) McAfee
13 17 (4.01%) Aruba
13 17 (4.01%) Blue Coat
13 17 (4.01%) Infoblox
14 15 (3.54%) BT
14 15 (3.54%) Meraki
15 14 (3.30%) Brocade
16 10 (2.36%) Huawei