Period
to 12 December 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 12 December 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
12 Dec 2018
Same period 2017 Same period 2016
Rank 410 521 472
Rank change year-on-year +111 -49 -82
Contract jobs citing BGP 610 414 499
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in the UK 0.58% 0.40% 0.48%
As % of the Communications & Networking category 4.49% 2.96% 3.21%
Number of daily rates quoted 391 227 297
UK median daily rate £423 £400 £380
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +5.75% +5.26% -5.00%
10th Percentile £308 £263 £263
90th Percentile £538 £525 £541
UK excluding London median daily rate £413 £393 £360
% change year-on-year +4.90% +9.24% -4.00%
Number of hourly rates quoted 17 7 11
UK median hourly rate £45.00 £13.50 £43.50
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year +233.33% -68.97% -1.14%
10th Percentile £18.50 £12.75 £21.25
90th Percentile £60.00 £48.00 £48.00
UK excluding London median hourly rate £43.92 £13.50 £45.00
% change year-on-year +225.30% -70.00% -0.67%

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 13,587 13,998 15,546
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in the UK 12.90% 13.55% 15.04%
Number of daily rates quoted 8,206 8,618 9,465
UK median daily rate £425 £400 £400
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +6.25% - +2.56%
10th Percentile £200 £180 £213
90th Percentile £613 £588 £575
UK excluding London median daily rate £400 £375 £375
% change year-on-year +6.67% - +0.67%
Number of hourly rates quoted 645 710 795
UK median hourly rate £20.00 £19.00 £22.50
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year +5.26% -15.56% +7.31%
10th Percentile £12.25 £11.00 £11.72
90th Percentile £47.50 £46.00 £47.50
UK excluding London median hourly rate £18.12 £19.00 £24.50
% change year-on-year -4.66% -22.45% +19.51%

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 12 December 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 12 December 2018.

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 12 December 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 +111 567 £425 +6.25% 139
UK excluding London +72 339 £413 +4.90% 101
London +56 257 £425 +6.25% 47
South East +11 118 £405 -3.51% 29
North of England +22 82 £410 -6.29% 26
South West +2 48 £400 -11.11% 7
Yorkshire +6 35 £425 +21.43% 14
East of England +3 33 £425 +32.81% 15
Midlands +5 32 £425 +2.41% 15
North West -11 29 £425 -5.56% 8
West Midlands -4 23 £435 +3.57% 11
Scotland -16 23 £375 +1.35% 4
North East - 18 £300 - 4
East Midlands +13 9 £423 +5.63% 4
Wales -12 4 £375 +7.14% 2
Northern Ireland - 3 £425 - 3

For the 6 months to 12 December 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.

1 518 (84.92%) Cisco
2 503 (82.46%) OSPF
3 420 (68.85%) Firewall
4 367 (60.16%) Cisco Certification
5 298 (48.85%) CCNP
6 276 (45.25%) MPLS
7 259 (42.46%) WAN
8 237 (38.85%) LAN
9 235 (38.52%) VPN
10 202 (33.11%) Data Centre
11 198 (32.46%) Wireless
12 196 (32.13%) Cisco ASA
13 192 (31.48%) Cisco Nexus
14 187 (30.66%) CheckPoint
15 182 (29.84%) EIGRP
16 173 (28.36%) TCP/IP
17 171 (28.03%) Juniper
18 152 (24.92%) F5
19 124 (20.33%) DNS
20 123 (20.16%) CCIE
21 118 (19.34%) CCNA
22 109 (17.87%) IPsec
23 106 (17.38%) Palo Alto
24 98 (16.07%) Network Security
25 97 (15.90%) Security Cleared
26 92 (15.08%) VLAN
27 90 (14.75%) Network Design
28 89 (14.59%) Finance
29 86 (14.10%) ITIL
30 85 (13.93%) Load Balancing

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 (3.11%) OpenStack
2 17 (2.79%) Skype for Business
3 10 (1.64%) Confluence
4 1 (0.16%) Elasticsearch
4 1 (0.16%) IIS
Applications
1 17 (2.79%) MS Visio
2 11 (1.80%) Microsoft Office
3 5 (0.82%) Microsoft Excel
4 2 (0.33%) Microsoft PowerPoint
4 2 (0.33%) Microsoft Project
Business Applications
1 1 (0.16%) Payment Gateway
1 1 (0.16%) Remedy ITSM
1 1 (0.16%) Unica
Cloud Services
1 59 (9.67%) Amazon AWS
2 54 (8.85%) Microsoft Azure
3 17 (2.79%) Virtual Private Cloud
4 15 (2.46%) Office 365
5 14 (2.30%) Google Cloud Platform
6 10 (1.64%) IaaS
7 8 (1.31%) SaaS
8 7 (1.15%) PaaS
9 4 (0.66%) Cloud Computing
10 3 (0.49%) Akamai
11 2 (0.33%) GitHub
12 1 (0.16%) Amazon EC2
12 1 (0.16%) AWS CloudFormation
12 1 (0.16%) AWS Lambda
12 1 (0.16%) Azure Active Directory
12 1 (0.16%) OpenShift
12 1 (0.16%) Serverless
Communications & Networking
1 503 (82.46%) OSPF
2 420 (68.85%) Firewall
3 276 (45.25%) MPLS
4 259 (42.46%) WAN
5 237 (38.85%) LAN
6 235 (38.52%) VPN
7 198 (32.46%) Wireless
8 196 (32.13%) Cisco ASA
9 192 (31.48%) Cisco Nexus
10 182 (29.84%) EIGRP
11 173 (28.36%) TCP/IP
12 124 (20.33%) DNS
13 109 (17.87%) IPsec
14 98 (16.07%) Network Security
15 92 (15.08%) VLAN
16 82 (13.44%) Cisco IOS
17 78 (12.79%) Internet
18 75 (12.30%) VoIP
19 74 (12.13%) Multicast
20 72 (11.80%) DHCP
Database & Business Intelligence
1 6 (0.98%) MongoDB
2 4 (0.66%) MySQL
3 2 (0.33%) Apache Cassandra
3 2 (0.33%) MariaDB
3 2 (0.33%) NoSQL
4 1 (0.16%) Big Data
4 1 (0.16%) PostgreSQL
4 1 (0.16%) RDBMS
4 1 (0.16%) Redis
4 1 (0.16%) Relational Database
4 1 (0.16%) SQL Server
4 1 (0.16%) SQLite
Development Applications
1 16 (2.62%) JIRA
2 9 (1.48%) Sonatype Nexus
2 9 (1.48%) VSS/SourceSafe
3 8 (1.31%) Atlassian Bamboo
4 4 (0.66%) Git (software)
5 2 (0.33%) Jenkins
5 2 (0.33%) Metasploit
6 1 (0.16%) Cucumber
6 1 (0.16%) Hudson
6 1 (0.16%) Robot Framework
General
1 89 (14.59%) Finance
2 67 (10.98%) Telecoms
3 22 (3.61%) Banking
4 9 (1.48%) Manufacturing
5 7 (1.15%) Multimedia
6 4 (0.66%) Retail
6 4 (0.66%) Spanish Language
7 3 (0.49%) Investment Banking
7 3 (0.49%) Law
8 2 (0.33%) Advertising
8 2 (0.33%) German Language
8 2 (0.33%) Legal
Job Titles
1 380 (62.30%) Network Engineer
2 82 (13.44%) Senior Network Engineer
3 81 (13.28%) Cisco Engineer
4 60 (9.84%) Cisco Network Engineer
5 42 (6.89%) Network Security Engineer
5 42 (6.89%) Security Engineer
6 37 (6.07%) Architect
7 34 (5.57%) Analyst
7 34 (5.57%) SC Cleared Network Engineer
8 32 (5.25%) Consultant
8 32 (5.25%) Network Architect
9 27 (4.43%) Network Analyst
10 22 (3.61%) Firewall Engineer
10 22 (3.61%) Network Consultant
10 22 (3.61%) Senior Cisco Engineer
11 20 (3.28%) Network Specialist
12 18 (2.95%) Design Engineer
13 17 (2.79%) Network Design Engineer
14 16 (2.62%) Senior Network Security Engineer
14 16 (2.62%) Senior Security Engineer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 53 (8.69%) 802.1X
2 8 (1.31%) CSS
3 6 (0.98%) XML
4 5 (0.82%) Spine.js
5 4 (0.66%) Web Services
6 3 (0.49%) .NET
6 3 (0.49%) XMPP
7 2 (0.33%) Elastic Stack
7 2 (0.33%) JSON
7 2 (0.33%) Node.js
7 2 (0.33%) REST
7 2 (0.33%) SOAP
8 1 (0.16%) ASP.NET
8 1 (0.16%) ASP.NET Core
8 1 (0.16%) Gherkin
8 1 (0.16%) Kafka
8 1 (0.16%) LDAP
8 1 (0.16%) RabbitMQ
8 1 (0.16%) SAML
8 1 (0.16%) XML-RPC
Miscellaneous
1 202 (33.11%) Data Centre
2 38 (6.23%) Analytical Skills
3 26 (4.26%) Self-Motivation
4 19 (3.11%) Management Information System
5 14 (2.30%) Public Cloud
6 11 (1.80%) PKI
7 9 (1.48%) Video Conferencing
8 8 (1.31%) Blog
9 5 (0.82%) Client/Server
9 5 (0.82%) Driving Licence
9 5 (0.82%) Fintech
10 4 (0.66%) Handset
10 4 (0.66%) Private Cloud
11 3 (0.49%) Distributed Denial-of-Service
11 3 (0.49%) Foreign Exchange (FX)
11 3 (0.49%) User Experience
12 2 (0.33%) Cyberthreat
12 2 (0.33%) Greenfield Project
12 2 (0.33%) Linux Command Line
13 1 (0.16%) Security Operations Centre
Operating Systems
1 66 (10.82%) Windows
2 64 (10.49%) Linux
3 33 (5.41%) Unix
4 17 (2.79%) Windows Server
5 14 (2.30%) Windows Server 2003
5 14 (2.30%) Windows Server 2012
6 9 (1.48%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
6 9 (1.48%) Ubuntu
7 6 (0.98%) Solaris
8 3 (0.49%) CentOS
8 3 (0.49%) Windows 7
8 3 (0.49%) Windows Server 2008
9 2 (0.33%) Check Point GAiA
9 2 (0.33%) Debian
9 2 (0.33%) Windows 10
10 1 (0.16%) Windows 2000
Processes & Methodologies
1 90 (14.75%) Network Design
2 86 (14.10%) ITIL
3 85 (13.93%) Load Balancing
4 57 (9.34%) Migration
5 56 (9.18%) Change Management
5 56 (9.18%) Network Management
6 51 (8.36%) Network Monitoring
7 41 (6.72%) Network Architecture
8 35 (5.74%) Agile Software Development
8 35 (5.74%) High Availability
8 35 (5.74%) Network Virtualisation
9 30 (4.92%) Project Management
10 28 (4.59%) Computer Science
11 26 (4.26%) DevOps
11 26 (4.26%) Root Cause Analysis
12 24 (3.93%) Problem-Solving
13 23 (3.77%) Capacity Planning
14 22 (3.61%) Change Control
15 21 (3.44%) Mentoring
15 21 (3.44%) Translating Business Requirements
Programming Languages
1 58 (9.51%) Python
2 27 (4.43%) Bash Shell
3 24 (3.93%) Perl
4 13 (2.13%) PowerShell
5 7 (1.15%) C
5 7 (1.15%) Ruby
6 6 (0.98%) Tcl
7 3 (0.49%) JavaScript
8 2 (0.33%) AWK
8 2 (0.33%) Java
8 2 (0.33%) SQL
9 1 (0.16%) Bourne shell
9 1 (0.16%) C#
9 1 (0.16%) Go
9 1 (0.16%) PHP
9 1 (0.16%) R
9 1 (0.16%) Shell Script
9 1 (0.16%) VB
9 1 (0.16%) VBScript
9 1 (0.16%) XPath
Qualifications
1 367 (60.16%) Cisco Certification
2 298 (48.85%) CCNP
3 123 (20.16%) CCIE
4 118 (19.34%) CCNA
5 97 (15.90%) Security Cleared
6 84 (13.77%) SC Cleared
7 44 (7.21%) Degree
8 26 (4.26%) CCDP
9 19 (3.11%) JNCIS
10 18 (2.95%) DV Cleared
11 17 (2.79%) Computer Science Degree
12 16 (2.62%) CCSA
12 16 (2.62%) JNCIP
13 14 (2.30%) CCSE
13 14 (2.30%) Check Point Certification
14 12 (1.97%) CCIE Routing and Switching
14 12 (1.97%) JNCIA
15 11 (1.80%) BC Cleared
15 11 (1.80%) CISSP
15 11 (1.80%) VMware Certified Professional (VCP)
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 16 (2.62%) QA
2 12 (1.97%) SLA
3 7 (1.15%) ISO/IEC 27001
4 5 (0.82%) PCI DSS
5 4 (0.66%) Disclosure Scotland
6 3 (0.49%) Government Security Classifications
7 2 (0.33%) ISO/IEC 27002 (supersedes ISO/IEC 17799)
7 2 (0.33%) PMO
8 1 (0.16%) COBIT
8 1 (0.16%) GPG13
8 1 (0.16%) OASIS TOSCA
System Software
1 42 (6.89%) VMware Infrastructure
2 14 (2.30%) Active Directory
3 12 (1.97%) VMware NSX
4 11 (1.80%) Docker
4 11 (1.80%) Hyper-V
4 11 (1.80%) ProxySG
5 10 (1.64%) KVM
6 9 (1.48%) VMware ESXi
7 5 (0.82%) NFS
7 5 (0.82%) vSphere
8 3 (0.49%) Firmware
9 2 (0.33%) BIND 9
9 2 (0.33%) Postfix
9 2 (0.33%) VirtualBox
10 1 (0.16%) BitLocker
10 1 (0.16%) Ceph
10 1 (0.16%) FreeRADIUS
10 1 (0.16%) iptables
Systems Management
1 35 (5.74%) Cisco Prime
2 22 (3.61%) FortiGate
3 20 (3.28%) Nagios
4 19 (3.11%) Ansible
5 13 (2.13%) Cacti
5 13 (2.13%) Cisco UCCX
5 13 (2.13%) vCenter Server
6 11 (1.80%) SolarWinds Orion
7 9 (1.48%) Cisco CUCM
8 8 (1.31%) CA Spectrum
9 7 (1.15%) Norton AntiVirus
9 7 (1.15%) Opscode Chef
9 7 (1.15%) Puppet
9 7 (1.15%) Stealthwatch
10 6 (0.98%) ArcSight ESM
10 6 (0.98%) Computer Emergency Response Teams
10 6 (0.98%) CSIRT
11 5 (0.82%) Prometheus
11 5 (0.82%) SCCM
12 4 (0.66%) Single Sign-On
Vendors
1 518 (84.92%) Cisco
2 187 (30.66%) CheckPoint
3 171 (28.03%) Juniper
4 152 (24.92%) F5
5 106 (17.38%) Palo Alto
6 77 (12.62%) SolarWinds
6 77 (12.62%) VMware
7 66 (10.82%) Fortinet
8 46 (7.54%) Aruba
9 40 (6.56%) Blue Coat
10 34 (5.57%) Meraki
10 34 (5.57%) Microsoft
11 30 (4.92%) Arista
12 26 (4.26%) Infoblox
13 23 (3.77%) Riverbed
14 20 (3.28%) HP
15 18 (2.95%) McAfee
16 17 (2.79%) Aerohive Networks
17 15 (2.46%) Forcepoint
18 14 (2.30%) NetApp