Period
to 24 November 2017

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 24 November 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
6 months to
24 Nov 2017
Same period 2016 Same period 2015
Rank 521 438 380
Rank change year-on-year -83 -58 -28
Contract jobs citing BGP 404 532 691
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in the UK 0.39% 0.51% 0.60%
As % of the Communications & Networking category 2.86% 3.27% 4.34%
Number of daily rates quoted 221 318 433
UK median daily rate £400 £384 £400
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +4.23% -4.06% +10.73%
10th Percentile £269 £263 £263
90th Percentile £538 £540 £488
UK excluding London median daily rate £400 £363 £375
% change year-on-year +10.34% -3.33% +7.14%
Number of hourly rates quoted 6 11 20
UK median hourly rate £18.25 £45.00 £45.00
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year -59.44% - +20.00%
10th Percentile £12.75 £29.61 £29.60
90th Percentile £50.00 £48.00 £47.83
UK excluding London median hourly rate £18.25 £45.50 £45.31
% change year-on-year -59.89% +0.43% +13.26%

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 14116 16276 15916
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in the UK 13.70% 15.50% 13.90%
Number of daily rates quoted 8591 9824 9211
UK median daily rate £400 £400 £388
Median daily rate % change year-on-year - +3.23% +3.33%
10th Percentile £181 £214 £213
90th Percentile £588 £575 £550
UK excluding London median daily rate £375 £375 £363
% change year-on-year - +3.45% +3.57%
Number of hourly rates quoted 741 834 1023
UK median hourly rate £19.00 £23.75 £20.94
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year -20.00% +13.45% +4.68%
10th Percentile £11.25 £11.72 £11.00
90th Percentile £46.89 £48.26 £45.95
UK excluding London median hourly rate £18.04 £25.00 £20.97
% change year-on-year -27.84% +19.23% +4.84%

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 24 November 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 6 months to 24 November 2017.

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 24 November 2017. 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 -85 360 £405 +4.18% 65
UK excluding London -49 211 £400 +10.34% 38
London -36 183 £414 +0.30% 27
South East -10 95 £425 +6.25% 6
Scotland +7 33 £365 +4.29%
North of England +32 32 £450 +38.46% 19
North West +32 20 £450 +39.53% 13
East of England -9 20 £350 -12.50% 5
South West -11 19 £450 +24.14% 1
Midlands -3 17 £415 +8.85% 7
West Midlands -17 12 £420 +10.16% 6
Yorkshire +6 11 £350 - 6
East Midlands - 5 £400 -
Wales +12 4 £350 +40.00%
North East +55 1 £338 -3.57%

For the 6 months to 24 November 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.

1 341 (84.41%) Cisco
2 276 (68.32%) OSPF
3 236 (58.42%) Firewall
4 228 (56.44%) Cisco Certification
5 207 (51.24%) MPLS
6 173 (42.82%) VPN
7 172 (42.57%) CCNP
8 163 (40.35%) WAN
9 150 (37.13%) LAN
10 146 (36.14%) EIGRP
11 128 (31.68%) Data Centre
12 121 (29.95%) Cisco Nexus
13 120 (29.70%) Wireless
14 118 (29.21%) Juniper
15 112 (27.72%) Network Security
16 103 (25.50%) IPsec
17 99 (24.50%) Cisco ASA
18 96 (23.76%) TCP/IP
19 89 (22.03%) CheckPoint
20 85 (21.04%) CCIE
21 84 (20.79%) F5
22 80 (19.80%) Finance
23 79 (19.55%) DNS
23 79 (19.55%) VLAN
24 74 (18.32%) Palo Alto
25 69 (17.08%) Network Design
26 67 (16.58%) Security Cleared
27 62 (15.35%) CCNA
28 57 (14.11%) DHCP
28 57 (14.11%) Cisco IOS

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 19 (4.70%) Skype for Business
2 7 (1.73%) CMS
3 6 (1.49%) Exchange Server 2013
4 5 (1.24%) Apache
4 5 (1.24%) MS Exchange
4 5 (1.24%) nginx
5 2 (0.50%) OpenStack
6 1 (0.25%) Elasticsearch
6 1 (0.25%) IIS
6 1 (0.25%) SharePoint
Applications
1 27 (6.68%) MS Visio
2 11 (2.72%) Microsoft Excel
3 7 (1.73%) Microsoft Office
4 2 (0.50%) Microsoft PowerPoint
Business Applications
1 1 (0.25%) Remedy ITSM
Cloud Services
1 31 (7.67%) Amazon AWS
2 22 (5.45%) Microsoft Azure
3 10 (2.48%) Virtual Private Cloud
4 7 (1.73%) Amazon EC2
5 5 (1.24%) Amazon ELB
5 5 (1.24%) Amazon S3
5 5 (1.24%) Route 53
6 4 (0.99%) Akamai
6 4 (0.99%) IaaS
7 3 (0.74%) Office 365
8 2 (0.50%) Azure Active Directory
8 2 (0.50%) Google Cloud Platform
8 2 (0.50%) IBM Cloud
8 2 (0.50%) OpenShift
8 2 (0.50%) PaaS
8 2 (0.50%) SoftLayer
9 1 (0.25%) Mimecast
Communications & Networking
1 276 (68.32%) OSPF
2 236 (58.42%) Firewall
3 207 (51.24%) MPLS
4 173 (42.82%) VPN
5 163 (40.35%) WAN
6 150 (37.13%) LAN
7 146 (36.14%) EIGRP
8 121 (29.95%) Cisco Nexus
9 120 (29.70%) Wireless
10 112 (27.72%) Network Security
11 103 (25.50%) IPsec
12 99 (24.50%) Cisco ASA
13 96 (23.76%) TCP/IP
14 79 (19.55%) DNS
14 79 (19.55%) VLAN
15 57 (14.11%) Cisco IOS
15 57 (14.11%) DHCP
16 54 (13.37%) VoIP
17 53 (13.12%) Ethernet
18 47 (11.63%) HSRP
Database & Business Intelligence
1 7 (1.73%) SQL Server
2 5 (1.24%) SQL Server 2005
3 3 (0.74%) MS Access
4 2 (0.50%) GIS
4 2 (0.50%) MySQL
4 2 (0.50%) SQL Server 2008
5 1 (0.25%) Big Data
Development Applications
1 10 (2.48%) Git (software)
2 7 (1.73%) VSS/SourceSafe
3 5 (1.24%) Subversion
4 3 (0.74%) Jenkins
5 2 (0.50%) Sonatype Nexus
6 1 (0.25%) Metasploit
General
1 80 (19.80%) Finance
2 52 (12.87%) Banking
3 49 (12.13%) Telecoms
4 12 (2.97%) Retail
5 8 (1.98%) Law
6 6 (1.49%) Legal
7 4 (0.99%) Multimedia
8 3 (0.74%) Back Office
8 3 (0.74%) Investment Banking
8 3 (0.74%) Marketing
9 2 (0.50%) Advertising
9 2 (0.50%) French Language
9 2 (0.50%) German Language
9 2 (0.50%) Manufacturing
9 2 (0.50%) Pharmaceutical
9 2 (0.50%) Publishing
10 1 (0.25%) Electronics
10 1 (0.25%) Financial Institution
10 1 (0.25%) Games
10 1 (0.25%) Local Government
Job Titles
1 273 (67.57%) Network Engineer
2 89 (22.03%) Cisco Engineer
3 79 (19.55%) Cisco Network Engineer
4 39 (9.65%) Senior Network Engineer
5 38 (9.41%) Network Security Engineer
5 38 (9.41%) Security Engineer
6 32 (7.92%) Architect
7 27 (6.68%) Network Architect
8 17 (4.21%) Lead Network Engineer
9 16 (3.96%) Voice Engineer
10 15 (3.71%) Support Engineer
11 14 (3.47%) Analyst
11 14 (3.47%) Consultant
12 13 (3.22%) Design Engineer
12 13 (3.22%) IP Engineer
12 13 (3.22%) Network Specialist
12 13 (3.22%) Network Support
12 13 (3.22%) Network Support Engineer
13 12 (2.97%) Cisco Voice Engineer
13 12 (2.97%) Cloud Engineer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 18 (4.46%) 802.1X
2 8 (1.98%) XMPP
3 7 (1.73%) Web Services
4 3 (0.74%) AngularJS
4 3 (0.74%) RFC 2544
5 2 (0.50%) CGI
5 2 (0.50%) LAMP
5 2 (0.50%) REST
Miscellaneous
1 128 (31.68%) Data Centre
2 24 (5.94%) Computer Science
3 15 (3.71%) Analytical Skills
4 11 (2.72%) Virtual Team
5 9 (2.23%) Clustering
6 6 (1.49%) Distributed Denial-of-Service
6 6 (1.49%) Management Information System
6 6 (1.49%) Public Cloud
7 5 (1.24%) CESG
7 5 (1.24%) Hedge funds
8 4 (0.99%) Hybrid Cloud
8 4 (0.99%) PKI
9 3 (0.74%) Enterprise Storage
9 3 (0.74%) Private Cloud
9 3 (0.74%) Video Conferencing
9 3 (0.74%) VxBlock/Vblock
10 2 (0.50%) Client/Server
10 2 (0.50%) Cloud Native
10 2 (0.50%) Smart Meter
11 1 (0.25%) Fintech
Operating Systems
1 40 (9.90%) Linux
2 25 (6.19%) Windows
3 18 (4.46%) Unix
4 13 (3.22%) Windows Server 2008
5 10 (2.48%) Windows Server
6 3 (0.74%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
7 2 (0.50%) CentOS
7 2 (0.50%) VyOS
8 1 (0.25%) Mac OS X
8 1 (0.25%) Solaris
Processes & Methodologies
1 69 (17.08%) Network Design
2 49 (12.13%) Load Balancing
3 42 (10.40%) ITIL
4 39 (9.65%) Migration
5 35 (8.66%) Network Monitoring
6 33 (8.17%) Network Management
7 28 (6.93%) Change Management
8 27 (6.68%) WAN Optimisation
9 26 (6.44%) High Availability
10 22 (5.45%) Project Management
11 21 (5.20%) Agile Software Development
11 21 (5.20%) Capacity Planning
12 19 (4.70%) Network Architecture
12 19 (4.70%) Root Cause Analysis
13 17 (4.21%) Low Latency
13 17 (4.21%) Service Delivery
13 17 (4.21%) Service Management
14 16 (3.96%) DevOps
14 16 (3.96%) Security Architecture
15 15 (3.71%) Kalman Filter
Programming Languages
1 30 (7.43%) Python
2 24 (5.94%) Perl
3 21 (5.20%) Bash Shell
4 10 (2.48%) C-shell
4 10 (2.48%) Korn
5 5 (1.24%) C
6 3 (0.74%) PHP
6 3 (0.74%) SQL
7 2 (0.50%) Java
7 2 (0.50%) Ruby
8 1 (0.25%) C++
8 1 (0.25%) Go
8 1 (0.25%) Groovy
8 1 (0.25%) PowerShell
8 1 (0.25%) Shell Script
Qualifications
1 228 (56.44%) Cisco Certification
2 172 (42.57%) CCNP
3 85 (21.04%) CCIE
4 67 (16.58%) Security Cleared
5 62 (15.35%) CCNA
6 53 (13.12%) SC Cleared
7 21 (5.20%) Degree
8 16 (3.96%) CCDP
9 14 (3.47%) CCVP
9 14 (3.47%) DV Cleared
10 13 (3.22%) JNCIE
11 12 (2.97%) JNCIS
12 11 (2.72%) JNCIP
13 10 (2.48%) CCIE Routing and Switching
13 10 (2.48%) CCNP Voice
14 8 (1.98%) JNCIA
15 7 (1.73%) CISSP
15 7 (1.73%) Computer Science Degree
16 6 (1.49%) CCDA
17 5 (1.24%) VMware Certified Professional (VCP)
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 13 (3.22%) SLA
2 4 (0.99%) PMO
3 3 (0.74%) Data Quality
3 3 (0.74%) PCI DSS
4 2 (0.50%) Disclosure Scotland
4 2 (0.50%) GCP
4 2 (0.50%) Sarbanes-Oxley
5 1 (0.25%) COBIT
5 1 (0.25%) QA
System Software
1 33 (8.17%) Active Directory
2 23 (5.69%) VMware Infrastructure
3 19 (4.70%) VMware NSX
4 17 (4.21%) NFS
5 10 (2.48%) pfSense
6 9 (2.23%) Hyper-V
6 9 (2.23%) iptables
6 9 (2.23%) vSphere
7 8 (1.98%) Openswan
7 8 (1.98%) ProxySG
8 7 (1.73%) Docker
8 7 (1.73%) VMware ESXi
9 5 (1.24%) DFS Replication
9 5 (1.24%) Virtual Machines
10 3 (0.74%) XenApp
11 2 (0.50%) flannel
12 1 (0.25%) EMC RecoverPoint
12 1 (0.25%) Firmware
12 1 (0.25%) vCloud
12 1 (0.25%) Virtual Desktop
Systems Management
1 21 (5.20%) Cisco Prime
2 19 (4.70%) Cisco CUCM
3 17 (4.21%) FortiGate
4 16 (3.96%) Nagios
5 12 (2.97%) Cacti
5 12 (2.97%) SCOM
6 10 (2.48%) SCCM
7 9 (2.23%) Cisco UCCX
7 9 (2.23%) Terraform
8 8 (1.98%) Puppet
8 8 (1.98%) SolarWinds Orion
9 7 (1.73%) Cisco UCCE
9 7 (1.73%) SELinux
10 6 (1.49%) vCenter Server
11 5 (1.24%) Kubernetes
11 5 (1.24%) McAfee ePO
12 3 (0.74%) Opsview
13 2 (0.50%) Ansible
13 2 (0.50%) CA Spectrum
13 2 (0.50%) OpenNMS
Vendors
1 341 (84.41%) Cisco
2 118 (29.21%) Juniper
3 89 (22.03%) CheckPoint
4 84 (20.79%) F5
5 74 (18.32%) Palo Alto
6 50 (12.38%) Fortinet
7 48 (11.88%) Citrix
8 43 (10.64%) HP
8 43 (10.64%) Microsoft
9 41 (10.15%) SolarWinds
10 40 (9.90%) Riverbed
11 38 (9.41%) VMware
12 32 (7.92%) Arista
13 26 (6.44%) Brocade
14 20 (4.95%) Blue Coat
15 18 (4.46%) BT
16 13 (3.22%) McAfee
17 11 (2.72%) Extreme Networks
18 10 (2.48%) Aruba
18 10 (2.48%) Vyatta