Period
to 14 August 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 14 August 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
14 Aug 2018
Same period 2017 Same period 2016
Rank 430 422 405
Rank change year-on-year -8 -17 -48
Contract jobs citing BGP 543 496 632
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in the UK 0.53% 0.52% 0.58%
As % of the Communications & Networking category 3.95% 3.81% 3.74%
Number of daily rates quoted 319 295 362
UK median daily rate £425 £425 £375
Median daily rate % change year-on-year - +13.33% -
10th Percentile £290 £284 £263
90th Percentile £538 £550 £538
UK excluding London median daily rate £424 £409 £363
% change year-on-year +3.67% +12.83% -
Number of hourly rates quoted 23 12 28
UK median hourly rate £43.92 £28.75 £46.92
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year +52.75% -38.72% +9.74%
10th Percentile £12.75 £12.75 £26.00
90th Percentile £51.57 £66.53 £51.13
UK excluding London median hourly rate £42.96 £32.50 £47.83
% change year-on-year +32.18% -32.05% +8.91%

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 13,755 13,019 16,896
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in the UK 13.44% 13.62% 15.47%
Number of daily rates quoted 8,429 7,823 10,257
UK median daily rate £425 £407 £400
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +4.55% +1.63% +6.67%
10th Percentile £203 £200 £220
90th Percentile £600 £575 £575
UK excluding London median daily rate £398 £375 £375
% change year-on-year +6.00% - +7.14%
Number of hourly rates quoted 770 746 801
UK median hourly rate £20.00 £19.13 £25.00
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year +4.58% -23.50% +21.95%
10th Percentile £12.23 £11.25 £11.25
90th Percentile £47.53 £50.00 £47.50
UK excluding London median hourly rate £19.00 £18.59 £25.00
% change year-on-year +2.21% -25.64% +21.95%

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 14 August 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 14 August 2018.

Contractor hourly rate histogram for BGP in the UK

BGP
Top 14 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 14 August 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 +7 521 £425 -2.86% 117
UK excluding London -17 287 £424 +3.67% 80
London +23 248 £425 -5.56% 43
South East -27 132 £425 -5.56% 19
North of England -16 54 £425 - 20
South West +15 34 £400 -11.11% 8
East of England +13 29 £400 -0.74% 16
Midlands -4 25 £315 -40.00% 11
West Midlands -8 25 £315 -13.10% 8
North West -19 24 £450 +12.92% 9
Yorkshire -20 20 £415 -3.55% 6
Scotland -54 14 £450 +20.81% 6
North East +6 13 £550 +39.68% 5
Wales -15 1 - -

For the 6 months to 14 August 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.

1 451 (83.06%) Cisco
2 384 (70.72%) OSPF
3 323 (59.48%) Firewall
4 304 (55.99%) Cisco Certification
5 258 (47.51%) MPLS
6 242 (44.57%) CCNP
7 235 (43.28%) WAN
8 199 (36.65%) VPN
9 188 (34.62%) LAN
10 176 (32.41%) Data Centre
11 172 (31.68%) Juniper
12 161 (29.65%) Cisco ASA
13 152 (27.99%) Wireless
14 148 (27.26%) EIGRP
15 144 (26.52%) TCP/IP
16 139 (25.60%) Cisco Nexus
17 130 (23.94%) DNS
18 126 (23.20%) CheckPoint
19 110 (20.26%) F5
20 104 (19.15%) Network Security
20 104 (19.15%) VLAN
21 100 (18.42%) Security Cleared
22 98 (18.05%) ITIL
23 97 (17.86%) CCIE
23 97 (17.86%) CCNA
24 84 (15.47%) Finance
24 84 (15.47%) VMware
25 78 (14.36%) SC Cleared
26 77 (14.18%) IPsec
27 71 (13.08%) Linux

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 13 (2.39%) OpenStack
2 9 (1.66%) Confluence
3 4 (0.74%) Skype for Business
4 2 (0.37%) Elasticsearch
4 2 (0.37%) SharePoint
5 1 (0.18%) Apache
5 1 (0.18%) nginx
Applications
1 16 (2.95%) MS Visio
2 7 (1.29%) Microsoft Excel
3 6 (1.10%) Microsoft Office
4 1 (0.18%) Microsoft PowerPoint
Business Applications
1 1 (0.18%) Payment Gateway
Cloud Services
1 35 (6.45%) Amazon AWS
2 24 (4.42%) Microsoft Azure
3 11 (2.03%) PaaS
4 8 (1.47%) SaaS
5 7 (1.29%) Virtual Private Cloud
6 6 (1.10%) IaaS
7 5 (0.92%) Akamai
8 4 (0.74%) Cloud Computing
8 4 (0.74%) Office 365
9 2 (0.37%) Amazon EC2
9 2 (0.37%) Google Cloud Platform
10 1 (0.18%) Amazon S3
10 1 (0.18%) AWS CloudFormation
10 1 (0.18%) AWS Lambda
10 1 (0.18%) GitHub
10 1 (0.18%) OpenShift
10 1 (0.18%) Route 53
10 1 (0.18%) Serverless
Communications & Networking
1 384 (70.72%) OSPF
2 323 (59.48%) Firewall
3 258 (47.51%) MPLS
4 235 (43.28%) WAN
5 199 (36.65%) VPN
6 188 (34.62%) LAN
7 161 (29.65%) Cisco ASA
8 152 (27.99%) Wireless
9 148 (27.26%) EIGRP
10 144 (26.52%) TCP/IP
11 139 (25.60%) Cisco Nexus
12 130 (23.94%) DNS
13 104 (19.15%) Network Security
13 104 (19.15%) VLAN
14 77 (14.18%) IPsec
15 69 (12.71%) DHCP
16 65 (11.97%) Cisco IOS
17 61 (11.23%) Ethernet
18 60 (11.05%) HSRP
19 59 (10.87%) Multicast
Database & Business Intelligence
1 3 (0.55%) MySQL
2 2 (0.37%) Big Data
2 2 (0.37%) GIS
2 2 (0.37%) PostgreSQL
2 2 (0.37%) SQLite
3 1 (0.18%) RDBMS
3 1 (0.18%) Redis
3 1 (0.18%) Relational Database
Development Applications
1 11 (2.03%) VSS/SourceSafe
2 10 (1.84%) Git (software)
3 9 (1.66%) JIRA
4 6 (1.10%) Team Foundation Server
5 3 (0.55%) Jenkins
5 3 (0.55%) Sonatype Nexus
6 2 (0.37%) Metasploit
6 2 (0.37%) Robot Framework
7 1 (0.18%) Subversion
General
1 84 (15.47%) Finance
2 60 (11.05%) Telecoms
3 27 (4.97%) Banking
4 7 (1.29%) Retail
5 6 (1.10%) Investment Banking
6 5 (0.92%) Multimedia
7 4 (0.74%) Manufacturing
8 3 (0.55%) Corporate Banking
9 2 (0.37%) Financial Institution
9 2 (0.37%) French Language
9 2 (0.37%) Games
9 2 (0.37%) German Language
9 2 (0.37%) Publishing
10 1 (0.18%) Advertising
10 1 (0.18%) Dutch Language
10 1 (0.18%) Electronics
10 1 (0.18%) Law
Job Titles
1 304 (55.99%) Network Engineer
2 79 (14.55%) Cisco Engineer
3 65 (11.97%) Senior Network Engineer
4 57 (10.50%) Architect
5 52 (9.58%) Network Security Engineer
5 52 (9.58%) Security Engineer
6 50 (9.21%) Cisco Network Engineer
7 41 (7.55%) Network Architect
8 34 (6.26%) Analyst
9 32 (5.89%) Senior Cisco Engineer
10 27 (4.97%) Network Analyst
11 26 (4.79%) Consultant
12 22 (4.05%) Juniper Engineer
12 22 (4.05%) WAN Engineer
13 21 (3.87%) SC Cleared Network Engineer
13 21 (3.87%) Support Engineer
14 20 (3.68%) Network Support
15 16 (2.95%) Senior Cisco Network Engineer
16 15 (2.76%) Network Support Engineer
17 13 (2.39%) Network Consultant
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 38 (7.00%) 802.1X
2 6 (1.10%) Web Services
2 6 (1.10%) YAML
3 5 (0.92%) JSON
4 4 (0.74%) CSS
4 4 (0.74%) LDAP
4 4 (0.74%) XML
5 3 (0.55%) Elastic Stack
5 3 (0.55%) Spine.js
5 3 (0.55%) XMPP
6 2 (0.37%) HTML
6 2 (0.37%) Kafka
7 1 (0.18%) FIX Protocol
7 1 (0.18%) Middleware
7 1 (0.18%) RESTful
7 1 (0.18%) RFC 2544
7 1 (0.18%) SAML
7 1 (0.18%) SOAP
7 1 (0.18%) WAP
7 1 (0.18%) XML-RPC
Miscellaneous
1 176 (32.41%) Data Centre
2 46 (8.47%) Analytical Skills
3 20 (3.68%) Video Conferencing
4 16 (2.95%) Self-Motivation
5 15 (2.76%) Management Information System
6 12 (2.21%) Computer Science
7 10 (1.84%) Linux Command Line
8 8 (1.47%) PKI
9 5 (0.92%) Driving Licence
9 5 (0.92%) Fat Client
9 5 (0.92%) Thin Client
10 4 (0.74%) Clustering
10 4 (0.74%) Public Cloud
11 3 (0.55%) Greenfield Project
11 3 (0.55%) Private Cloud
12 2 (0.37%) Cyberthreat
12 2 (0.37%) Digital Signage
12 2 (0.37%) Distributed Denial-of-Service
12 2 (0.37%) User Experience
12 2 (0.37%) Virtual Team
Operating Systems
1 71 (13.08%) Linux
2 49 (9.02%) Windows
3 31 (5.71%) Unix
4 18 (3.31%) Windows Server
5 7 (1.29%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
6 6 (1.10%) Solaris
7 5 (0.92%) Ubuntu
8 4 (0.74%) CentOS
8 4 (0.74%) Debian
9 3 (0.55%) Check Point GAiA
10 2 (0.37%) Mac OS
10 2 (0.37%) Windows 10
11 1 (0.18%) SUSE
11 1 (0.18%) Windows Server 2012
Processes & Methodologies
1 98 (18.05%) ITIL
2 71 (13.08%) Network Design
3 64 (11.79%) Migration
4 62 (11.42%) Load Balancing
5 58 (10.68%) Network Management
6 55 (10.13%) Change Management
7 52 (9.58%) Network Monitoring
8 45 (8.29%) Project Management
9 41 (7.55%) Network Virtualisation
10 39 (7.18%) Problem-Solving
11 32 (5.89%) Service Delivery
12 27 (4.97%) Incident Management
13 25 (4.60%) Network Architecture
14 23 (4.24%) Agile Software Development
14 23 (4.24%) Change Control
14 23 (4.24%) DevOps
14 23 (4.24%) Service Management
15 22 (4.05%) Problem Management
16 21 (3.87%) Mentoring
16 21 (3.87%) Root Cause Analysis
Programming Languages
1 65 (11.97%) Python
2 20 (3.68%) Bash Shell
3 19 (3.50%) Perl
4 9 (1.66%) Ruby
5 8 (1.47%) PowerShell
6 7 (1.29%) C
7 5 (0.92%) Java
8 4 (0.74%) PHP
8 4 (0.74%) SQL
9 2 (0.37%) AWK
9 2 (0.37%) Bourne shell
10 1 (0.18%) R
10 1 (0.18%) Shell Script
10 1 (0.18%) Tcl
10 1 (0.18%) XPath
Qualifications
1 304 (55.99%) Cisco Certification
2 242 (44.57%) CCNP
3 100 (18.42%) Security Cleared
4 97 (17.86%) CCIE
4 97 (17.86%) CCNA
5 78 (14.36%) SC Cleared
6 48 (8.84%) CCDP
7 35 (6.45%) DV Cleared
8 34 (6.26%) Degree
9 30 (5.52%) JNCIS
10 19 (3.50%) CCSE
11 17 (3.13%) JNCIA
12 16 (2.95%) CISSP
12 16 (2.95%) JNCIP
13 14 (2.58%) CCSA
14 12 (2.21%) Check Point Certification
15 10 (1.84%) BC Cleared
15 10 (1.84%) BPSS Clearance
15 10 (1.84%) CCIP
16 9 (1.66%) Computer Science Degree
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 18 (3.31%) QA
2 13 (2.39%) SLA
3 8 (1.47%) PCI DSS
4 7 (1.29%) ISO/IEC 27001
5 5 (0.92%) PMO
6 4 (0.74%) COBIT
7 3 (0.55%) Cyber Essentials
8 2 (0.37%) Data Quality
9 1 (0.18%) Disclosure Scotland
9 1 (0.18%) GCP
9 1 (0.18%) GDPR
9 1 (0.18%) Government Security Classifications
System Software
1 68 (12.52%) VMware Infrastructure
2 23 (4.24%) Active Directory
3 15 (2.76%) VMware NSX
4 11 (2.03%) ProxySG
5 9 (1.66%) Hyper-V
6 6 (1.10%) Docker
7 5 (0.92%) vSphere
8 4 (0.74%) Firmware
8 4 (0.74%) KVM
8 4 (0.74%) NFS
9 3 (0.55%) Snort
10 2 (0.37%) Virtual Machines
10 2 (0.37%) VirtualBox
10 2 (0.37%) VMware ESXi
11 1 (0.18%) Ceph
11 1 (0.18%) FreeRADIUS
11 1 (0.18%) pfSense
Systems Management
1 26 (4.79%) Ansible
2 21 (3.87%) Cisco Prime
3 19 (3.50%) FortiGate
4 15 (2.76%) CA Spectrum
5 11 (2.03%) SolarWinds Orion
6 10 (1.84%) Cisco UCCX
7 9 (1.66%) Cisco CUCM
8 8 (1.47%) Nagios
8 8 (1.47%) Opsview
8 8 (1.47%) Puppet
8 8 (1.47%) vCenter Server
9 7 (1.29%) Opscode Chef
10 6 (1.10%) Computer Emergency Response Teams
10 6 (1.10%) CSIRT
11 5 (0.92%) Cacti
12 4 (0.74%) Grafana
12 4 (0.74%) QRadar
12 4 (0.74%) SCOM
13 3 (0.55%) Norton AntiVirus
13 3 (0.55%) ZABBIX
Vendors
1 451 (83.06%) Cisco
2 172 (31.68%) Juniper
3 126 (23.20%) CheckPoint
4 110 (20.26%) F5
5 84 (15.47%) VMware
6 64 (11.79%) Palo Alto
7 51 (9.39%) Fortinet
8 41 (7.55%) SolarWinds
9 38 (7.00%) Microsoft
10 35 (6.45%) Blue Coat
11 30 (5.52%) Arista
12 28 (5.16%) Infoblox
13 27 (4.97%) Aruba
14 26 (4.79%) Citrix
15 22 (4.05%) McAfee
16 21 (3.87%) HP
16 21 (3.87%) Meraki
17 20 (3.68%) Riverbed
18 15 (2.76%) CA
19 13 (2.39%) Splunk