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 28 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 (BGP)
UK
3 months to
28 Jun 2017
Same period 2016 Same period 2015
Rank 372 337 337
Rank change year-on-year -35 0  
Contract jobs citing BGP 250 349 349
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in the UK 0.53% 0.65% 0.63%
As % of the Communications & Networking category 3.88% 4.00% 4.40%
Number of daily rates quoted 146 202 209
Median daily rate £425 £375 £350
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +13.33% +7.14%  
90% offered a daily rate of more than £289 £275 £265
10% offered a daily rate of more than £531 £525 £475
UK excluding London median daily rate £415 £363 £340
% change year-on-year +14.48% +6.61%  
Number of hourly rates quoted 9 13 1
Median hourly rate £33.00 £47.83 £40.00
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year -31.00% +19.57%  
UK excluding London median hourly rate £33.00 £47.83 £40.00
% change year-on-year -31.00% +19.57%  

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 6449 8728 7938
As % of all contract IT job vacancies advertised in the UK 13.69% 16.21% 14.39%
Number of daily rates quoted 3818 5273 4473
Median daily rate £400 £390 £355
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +2.56% +9.85%  
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 £340
% change year-on-year +2.73% +7.35%  
Number of hourly rates quoted 392 431 468
Median hourly rate £29.00 £28.50 £23.00
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year +1.75% +23.91%  
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £12.50 £13.00 £12.50
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £50.00 £47.83 £47.50
UK excluding London median hourly rate £30.00 £31.50 £24.00
% change year-on-year -4.76% +31.25%  

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 28 June 2017.

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 3 months to 28 June 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 28 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 -43 226 £430 +14.66% 78
London -7 96 £475 +17.28% 34
South East +13 75 £426 +13.46% 21
Hampshire +26 42 £403 +32.13% 10
City of London -1 20 £419 +9.83% 10
Basingstoke +2 19 £415 +93.02% 3
Berkshire -2 19 £500 +20.84% 6
Scotland +42 17 £250 -28.57% 2
North West +24 17 £376 +15.76% 8
Edinburgh +22 13 £275 -21.42% 1
Yorkshire +12 12 £430 +7.50% 2
Leeds +15 11 £430 +7.50% 1
West Yorkshire +15 11 £430 +7.50% 2
South West -20 11 £450 +24.13% 3
Manchester +17 10 £400 +22.92% 5
Reading -2 10 £525 +24.55% 3
East of England -4 9 £375 +17.18% 6
Cheshire +14 7 £365 +12.30% 2
Buckinghamshire -20 7 £525 +40.00% 1
Milton Keynes -20 6 £525 +40.00%
Oxfordshire -2 5 £433 +33.07% 2
East Midlands -7 5 £525 +68.00%
Dorset +9 4 £450 +12.50% 1
Surrey +5 4 £519 +35.62% 1
Essex - 4 £325 -
Chester - 4 £356 -
Bracknell +8 3 £500 +48.14%
Northampton +6 3 £525 +68.00%
Canary Wharf +5 3 £554 +47.66%
Northamptonshire +2 3 £525 +68.00%

For the 6 months to 28 June 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.

1 408 (85.00%) Cisco
2 338 (70.42%) OSPF
3 302 (62.92%) Cisco Certification
4 288 (60.00%) Firewall
5 250 (52.08%) CCNP
6 235 (48.96%) MPLS
7 190 (39.58%) WAN
8 182 (37.92%) VPN
9 165 (34.38%) LAN
9 165 (34.38%) Juniper
10 163 (33.96%) EIGRP
11 151 (31.46%) Cisco Nexus
12 144 (30.00%) Wireless
13 139 (28.96%) TCP/IP
14 129 (26.88%) Data Centre
15 124 (25.83%) F5
16 120 (25.00%) Cisco ASA
17 108 (22.50%) CheckPoint
18 103 (21.46%) Network Design
19 101 (21.04%) CCNA
20 91 (18.96%) CCIE
21 90 (18.75%) DNS
22 89 (18.54%) Cisco IOS
23 85 (17.71%) Security Cleared
24 83 (17.29%) VLAN
25 81 (16.88%) Network Security
26 77 (16.04%) Palo Alto
27 74 (15.42%) IPsec
27 74 (15.42%) Finance
28 71 (14.79%) Telecoms

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 14 (2.92%) Skype for Business
2 3 (0.63%) OpenStack
2 3 (0.63%) SharePoint
3 2 (0.42%) Exchange Server 2013
3 2 (0.42%) IIS
3 2 (0.42%) nginx
4 1 (0.21%) Apache
4 1 (0.21%) CMS
4 1 (0.21%) MS Exchange
4 1 (0.21%) Traffic Server
Applications
1 21 (4.38%) MS Visio
2 19 (3.96%) Microsoft Excel
3 12 (2.50%) Microsoft Office
4 7 (1.46%) Microsoft PowerPoint
Business Applications
1 1 (0.21%) Remedy ITSM
1 1 (0.21%) SAP Oil and Gas
Cloud Services
1 33 (6.88%) Microsoft Azure
2 24 (5.00%) Amazon AWS
3 9 (1.88%) Virtual Private Cloud
4 3 (0.63%) Amazon EC2
4 3 (0.63%) Office 365
5 2 (0.42%) Cloud Computing
6 1 (0.21%) Akamai
6 1 (0.21%) Amazon S3
6 1 (0.21%) AWS CloudFormation
6 1 (0.21%) Azure Active Directory
6 1 (0.21%) Google Cloud Platform
6 1 (0.21%) Route 53
6 1 (0.21%) SaaS
Communications & Networking
1 338 (70.42%) OSPF
2 288 (60.00%) Firewall
3 235 (48.96%) MPLS
4 190 (39.58%) WAN
5 182 (37.92%) VPN
6 165 (34.38%) LAN
7 163 (33.96%) EIGRP
8 151 (31.46%) Cisco Nexus
9 144 (30.00%) Wireless
10 139 (28.96%) TCP/IP
11 120 (25.00%) Cisco ASA
12 90 (18.75%) DNS
13 89 (18.54%) Cisco IOS
14 83 (17.29%) VLAN
15 81 (16.88%) Network Security
16 74 (15.42%) IPsec
17 58 (12.08%) IPv6
18 56 (11.67%) Multicast
19 50 (10.42%) VoIP
20 49 (10.21%) Ethernet
Database & Business Intelligence
1 5 (1.04%) SQL Server
2 3 (0.63%) MS Access
3 2 (0.42%) SQL Server 2008
Development Applications
1 7 (1.46%) VSS/SourceSafe
2 3 (0.63%) Sonatype Nexus
General
1 74 (15.42%) Finance
2 71 (14.79%) Telecoms
3 30 (6.25%) Banking
4 16 (3.33%) Retail
5 13 (2.71%) Military
6 10 (2.08%) Marketing
7 7 (1.46%) Multimedia
7 7 (1.46%) Retail Banking
8 4 (0.83%) Electronics
8 4 (0.83%) Investment Banking
9 2 (0.42%) Billing
9 2 (0.42%) Financial Institution
9 2 (0.42%) French Language
9 2 (0.42%) Games
9 2 (0.42%) Manufacturing
9 2 (0.42%) Publishing
10 1 (0.21%) Corporate Banking
10 1 (0.21%) German Language
10 1 (0.21%) Legal
Job Titles
1 252 (52.50%) Network Engineer
2 81 (16.88%) Architect
3 68 (14.17%) Cisco Engineer
4 62 (12.92%) Network Architect
5 60 (12.50%) Cisco Network Engineer
6 41 (8.54%) Senior Network Engineer
7 30 (6.25%) Network Support
8 28 (5.83%) Support Engineer
9 27 (5.63%) Analyst
10 25 (5.21%) Network Support Engineer
11 24 (5.00%) Design Engineer
12 22 (4.58%) Network Design Engineer
12 22 (4.58%) Security Engineer
13 21 (4.38%) Consultant
13 21 (4.38%) Network Security Engineer
14 20 (4.17%) Cisco Architect
15 19 (3.96%) Network Analyst
15 19 (3.96%) Network Specialist
16 17 (3.54%) Cisco Network Architect
16 17 (3.54%) Network Consultant
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 45 (9.38%) 802.1X
2 5 (1.04%) Web Services
3 4 (0.83%) Middleware
4 3 (0.63%) CGI
4 3 (0.63%) RFC 2544
5 2 (0.42%) CSS
5 2 (0.42%) ExaBGP
5 2 (0.42%) FreeMarker
5 2 (0.42%) POSIX
5 2 (0.42%) RESTful
5 2 (0.42%) XMPP
6 1 (0.21%) .NET
6 1 (0.21%) Core Data
6 1 (0.21%) JMS
6 1 (0.21%) LAMP
6 1 (0.21%) REST
6 1 (0.21%) SOAP
Miscellaneous
1 129 (26.88%) Data Centre
2 57 (11.88%) Analytical Skills
3 15 (3.13%) Hybrid Cloud
4 10 (2.08%) Computer Science
5 8 (1.67%) CESG
5 8 (1.67%) Video Conferencing
6 7 (1.46%) Clustering
6 7 (1.46%) DataPower
7 6 (1.25%) Management Information System
8 5 (1.04%) CMDB
8 5 (1.04%) PKI
8 5 (1.04%) Private Cloud
8 5 (1.04%) Smart Meter
9 4 (0.83%) IPTV
9 4 (0.83%) Over-the-Top Content
9 4 (0.83%) Social Network
9 4 (0.83%) STB
9 4 (0.83%) Video on Demand
10 3 (0.63%) FlexPod
10 3 (0.63%) Mainframe
Operating Systems
1 35 (7.29%) Windows
2 31 (6.46%) Linux
3 20 (4.17%) Unix
4 6 (1.25%) Windows Server
5 5 (1.04%) CatOS
6 4 (0.83%) CentOS
7 3 (0.63%) AIX
7 3 (0.63%) Windows Server 2008
8 2 (0.42%) VyOS
8 2 (0.42%) Windows 7
8 2 (0.42%) Windows Server 2012
9 1 (0.21%) Android
9 1 (0.21%) Debian
9 1 (0.21%) Mac OS X
9 1 (0.21%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
9 1 (0.21%) Ubuntu
9 1 (0.21%) Windows 10
9 1 (0.21%) Windows 2000
9 1 (0.21%) Windows 8
9 1 (0.21%) Windows Server 2003
Processes & Methodologies
1 103 (21.46%) Network Design
2 70 (14.58%) Migration
3 61 (12.71%) Load Balancing
4 57 (11.88%) Network Management
5 49 (10.21%) ITIL
6 39 (8.13%) Project Management
7 36 (7.50%) Network Monitoring
8 25 (5.21%) High Availability
9 24 (5.00%) Mentoring
10 23 (4.79%) Continuous Improvement
10 23 (4.79%) Disaster Recovery
11 21 (4.38%) Change Management
11 21 (4.38%) Network Architecture
12 18 (3.75%) Problem Management
13 16 (3.33%) Integration Testing
13 16 (3.33%) Service Management
14 14 (2.92%) Configuration Management
14 14 (2.92%) Service Delivery
14 14 (2.92%) SOA
14 14 (2.92%) Time Management
Programming Languages
1 14 (2.92%) Python
2 12 (2.50%) C
3 11 (2.29%) Lisp
4 10 (2.08%) Perl
5 4 (0.83%) Bash Shell
5 4 (0.83%) Java
5 4 (0.83%) Shell Script
6 3 (0.63%) SQL
7 2 (0.42%) JavaScript
7 2 (0.42%) Ruby
7 2 (0.42%) Tcl
8 1 (0.21%) C++
8 1 (0.21%) PHP
Qualifications
1 302 (62.92%) Cisco Certification
2 250 (52.08%) CCNP
3 101 (21.04%) CCNA
4 91 (18.96%) CCIE
5 85 (17.71%) Security Cleared
6 67 (13.96%) SC Cleared
7 26 (5.42%) CCDP
8 23 (4.79%) JNCIS
9 21 (4.38%) Degree
10 19 (3.96%) JNCIA
10 19 (3.96%) JNCIE
11 16 (3.33%) CCIP
12 14 (2.92%) DV Cleared
13 13 (2.71%) CCIE Routing and Switching
14 9 (1.88%) JNCIP
15 8 (1.67%) Computer Science Degree
16 7 (1.46%) ITIL Certification
17 6 (1.25%) CCDA
17 6 (1.25%) Master's Degree
18 5 (1.04%) CCVP
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 10 (2.08%) SLA
2 6 (1.25%) PCI DSS
3 4 (0.83%) Disclosure Scotland
3 4 (0.83%) ISO/IEC 27001
3 4 (0.83%) PMO
4 3 (0.63%) Sarbanes-Oxley
5 2 (0.42%) QA
System Software
1 39 (8.13%) VMware Infrastructure
2 15 (3.13%) Active Directory
3 10 (2.08%) ProxySG
4 5 (1.04%) vCloud
5 4 (0.83%) Virtual Machines
6 3 (0.63%) Hyper-V
6 3 (0.63%) KVM
6 3 (0.63%) NFS
6 3 (0.63%) VMware ESXi
6 3 (0.63%) vSphere
7 2 (0.42%) Docker
7 2 (0.42%) EMC RecoverPoint
7 2 (0.42%) Firmware
7 2 (0.42%) VirtualBox
7 2 (0.42%) XenApp
8 1 (0.21%) pfSense
8 1 (0.21%) Squid
8 1 (0.21%) VMware Server
Systems Management
1 38 (7.92%) FortiGate
2 33 (6.88%) Cisco Prime
3 17 (3.54%) Cisco CUCM
4 12 (2.50%) Cacti
5 10 (2.08%) Cisco UCCX
5 10 (2.08%) Nagios
6 7 (1.46%) HP UCMDB
6 7 (1.46%) OPNET
7 6 (1.25%) OVSD
8 5 (1.04%) Netcool
9 4 (0.83%) Opscode Chef
9 4 (0.83%) Puppet
10 2 (0.42%) Graphite
10 2 (0.42%) Kubernetes
10 2 (0.42%) vRealize
10 2 (0.42%) WhatsUp Gold
10 2 (0.42%) ZABBIX
11 1 (0.21%) Amdocs OSS
11 1 (0.21%) Cisco UCCE
11 1 (0.21%) Terraform
Vendors
1 408 (85.00%) Cisco
2 165 (34.38%) Juniper
3 124 (25.83%) F5
4 108 (22.50%) CheckPoint
5 77 (16.04%) Palo Alto
6 68 (14.17%) Fortinet
7 59 (12.29%) VMware
8 49 (10.21%) SolarWinds
9 41 (8.54%) HP
10 37 (7.71%) Arista
11 36 (7.50%) Citrix
12 28 (5.83%) Blue Coat
13 25 (5.21%) Microsoft
14 20 (4.17%) Riverbed
15 16 (3.33%) Aruba
16 15 (3.13%) Huawei
17 13 (2.71%) IBM
18 12 (2.50%) Infoblox
19 11 (2.29%) Brocade
19 11 (2.29%) Nokia
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