Period
to 21 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 21 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
21 Nov 2017
Same period 2016 Same period 2015
Rank 512 438 368
Rank change year-on-year -74 -70 -5
Contract jobs citing BGP 398 533 685
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in the UK 0.39% 0.51% 0.60%
As % of the Communications & Networking category 2.81% 3.28% 4.34%
Number of daily rates quoted 213 316 428
UK median daily rate £400 £386 £400
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +3.56% -3.44% +10.34%
10th Percentile £269 £263 £262
90th Percentile £538 £538 £488
UK excluding London median daily rate £388 £365 £375
% change year-on-year +6.16% -2.67% +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 14147 16251 15798
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in the UK 13.72% 15.52% 13.91%
Number of daily rates quoted 8605 9813 9138
UK median daily rate £400 £400 £388
Median daily rate % change year-on-year - +3.23% +3.33%
10th Percentile £181 £215 £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 745 827 1017
UK median hourly rate £19.00 £24.00 £20.50
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year -20.83% +17.07% +2.50%
10th Percentile £11.13 £11.72 £11.00
90th Percentile £46.65 £48.15 £46.00
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 21 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 21 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 21 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 -78 355 £404 +2.28% 75
UK excluding London -63 207 £388 +6.16% 45
London -47 181 £420 +2.75% 30
South East -23 91 £425 +6.25% 10
North of England +33 33 £438 +25.00% 20
Scotland -1 33 £365 +4.29%
North West +30 21 £450 +28.57% 15
East of England -13 20 £350 -12.50% 5
Midlands -12 18 £433 +15.33% 9
South West -21 15 £450 +24.14% 1
West Midlands -14 12 £420 +12.00% 8
Yorkshire +4 11 £350 - 5
East Midlands - 6 £513 -
Wales +11 3 £350 +40.00%
North East +57 1 £338 -3.57%

For the 6 months to 21 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.

1 337 (84.67%) Cisco
2 274 (68.84%) OSPF
3 234 (58.79%) Firewall
4 226 (56.78%) Cisco Certification
5 202 (50.75%) MPLS
6 172 (43.22%) CCNP
7 170 (42.71%) VPN
8 164 (41.21%) WAN
9 149 (37.44%) LAN
10 147 (36.93%) EIGRP
11 129 (32.41%) Data Centre
12 121 (30.40%) Wireless
12 121 (30.40%) Cisco Nexus
13 115 (28.89%) Juniper
14 109 (27.39%) Network Security
15 101 (25.38%) IPsec
16 96 (24.12%) Cisco ASA
17 95 (23.87%) TCP/IP
18 90 (22.61%) CheckPoint
19 84 (21.11%) CCIE
20 83 (20.85%) F5
21 80 (20.10%) Finance
22 79 (19.85%) VLAN
23 78 (19.60%) DNS
24 72 (18.09%) Palo Alto
25 70 (17.59%) Network Design
26 64 (16.08%) Security Cleared
27 59 (14.82%) CCNA
28 57 (14.32%) Cisco IOS
29 56 (14.07%) DHCP

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 (4.77%) Skype for Business
2 7 (1.76%) CMS
3 6 (1.51%) Exchange Server 2013
4 5 (1.26%) Apache
4 5 (1.26%) MS Exchange
4 5 (1.26%) nginx
5 2 (0.50%) OpenStack
6 1 (0.25%) Elasticsearch
6 1 (0.25%) IIS
6 1 (0.25%) SharePoint
Applications
1 27 (6.78%) MS Visio
2 11 (2.76%) Microsoft Excel
3 7 (1.76%) Microsoft Office
4 2 (0.50%) Microsoft PowerPoint
Business Applications
1 1 (0.25%) Remedy ITSM
Cloud Services
1 31 (7.79%) Amazon AWS
2 22 (5.53%) Microsoft Azure
3 10 (2.51%) Virtual Private Cloud
4 7 (1.76%) Amazon EC2
5 5 (1.26%) Amazon ELB
5 5 (1.26%) Amazon S3
5 5 (1.26%) Route 53
6 4 (1.01%) Akamai
6 4 (1.01%) IaaS
7 3 (0.75%) 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
1 274 (68.84%) OSPF
2 234 (58.79%) Firewall
3 202 (50.75%) MPLS
4 170 (42.71%) VPN
5 164 (41.21%) WAN
6 149 (37.44%) LAN
7 147 (36.93%) EIGRP
8 121 (30.40%) Cisco Nexus
8 121 (30.40%) Wireless
9 109 (27.39%) Network Security
10 101 (25.38%) IPsec
11 96 (24.12%) Cisco ASA
12 95 (23.87%) TCP/IP
13 79 (19.85%) VLAN
14 78 (19.60%) DNS
15 57 (14.32%) Cisco IOS
16 56 (14.07%) DHCP
17 54 (13.57%) VoIP
18 53 (13.32%) Ethernet
19 46 (11.56%) HSRP
Database & Business Intelligence
1 7 (1.76%) SQL Server
2 5 (1.26%) SQL Server 2005
3 3 (0.75%) 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 (2.51%) Git (software)
2 7 (1.76%) VSS/SourceSafe
3 5 (1.26%) Subversion
4 3 (0.75%) Jenkins
5 2 (0.50%) Sonatype Nexus
6 1 (0.25%) Metasploit
General
1 80 (20.10%) Finance
2 52 (13.07%) Banking
3 49 (12.31%) Telecoms
4 12 (3.02%) Retail
5 8 (2.01%) Law
6 6 (1.51%) Legal
7 4 (1.01%) Multimedia
8 3 (0.75%) Back Office
8 3 (0.75%) Investment Banking
8 3 (0.75%) 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
1 269 (67.59%) Network Engineer
2 89 (22.36%) Cisco Engineer
3 79 (19.85%) Cisco Network Engineer
4 39 (9.80%) Senior Network Engineer
5 35 (8.79%) Network Security Engineer
5 35 (8.79%) Security Engineer
6 32 (8.04%) Architect
7 27 (6.78%) Network Architect
8 16 (4.02%) Lead Network Engineer
8 16 (4.02%) Voice Engineer
9 15 (3.77%) Support Engineer
10 14 (3.52%) Analyst
11 13 (3.27%) Design Engineer
11 13 (3.27%) IP Engineer
11 13 (3.27%) Network Specialist
11 13 (3.27%) Network Support
11 13 (3.27%) Network Support Engineer
12 12 (3.02%) Cisco Voice Engineer
12 12 (3.02%) Cloud Engineer
12 12 (3.02%) Consultant
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 18 (4.52%) 802.1X
2 8 (2.01%) XMPP
3 7 (1.76%) Web Services
4 3 (0.75%) AngularJS
4 3 (0.75%) RFC 2544
5 2 (0.50%) CGI
5 2 (0.50%) LAMP
5 2 (0.50%) REST
Miscellaneous
1 129 (32.41%) Data Centre
2 24 (6.03%) Computer Science
3 16 (4.02%) Analytical Skills
4 11 (2.76%) Virtual Team
5 9 (2.26%) Clustering
6 6 (1.51%) Distributed Denial-of-Service
6 6 (1.51%) Management Information System
6 6 (1.51%) Public Cloud
7 5 (1.26%) CESG
7 5 (1.26%) Hedge funds
8 4 (1.01%) Hybrid Cloud
8 4 (1.01%) PKI
8 4 (1.01%) Video Conferencing
9 3 (0.75%) Enterprise Storage
9 3 (0.75%) Private Cloud
9 3 (0.75%) 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 (10.05%) Linux
2 26 (6.53%) Windows
3 18 (4.52%) Unix
4 13 (3.27%) Windows Server 2008
5 10 (2.51%) Windows Server
6 3 (0.75%) 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 70 (17.59%) Network Design
2 49 (12.31%) Load Balancing
3 43 (10.80%) ITIL
4 39 (9.80%) Migration
5 36 (9.05%) Network Monitoring
6 33 (8.29%) Network Management
7 29 (7.29%) Change Management
8 27 (6.78%) WAN Optimisation
9 26 (6.53%) High Availability
10 22 (5.53%) Project Management
11 21 (5.28%) Agile Software Development
11 21 (5.28%) Capacity Planning
12 19 (4.77%) Root Cause Analysis
13 18 (4.52%) Service Delivery
13 18 (4.52%) Service Management
14 17 (4.27%) Low Latency
14 17 (4.27%) Network Architecture
15 16 (4.02%) DevOps
15 16 (4.02%) Security Architecture
16 15 (3.77%) Kalman Filter
Programming Languages
1 30 (7.54%) Python
2 24 (6.03%) Perl
3 21 (5.28%) Bash Shell
4 10 (2.51%) C-shell
4 10 (2.51%) Korn
5 5 (1.26%) C
6 3 (0.75%) PHP
6 3 (0.75%) 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
1 226 (56.78%) Cisco Certification
2 172 (43.22%) CCNP
3 84 (21.11%) CCIE
4 64 (16.08%) Security Cleared
5 59 (14.82%) CCNA
6 51 (12.81%) SC Cleared
7 21 (5.28%) Degree
8 16 (4.02%) CCDP
9 14 (3.52%) CCVP
9 14 (3.52%) DV Cleared
10 13 (3.27%) JNCIE
11 12 (3.02%) JNCIS
12 11 (2.76%) JNCIP
13 10 (2.51%) CCIE Routing and Switching
13 10 (2.51%) CCNP Voice
14 7 (1.76%) CISSP
14 7 (1.76%) Computer Science Degree
14 7 (1.76%) JNCIA
15 5 (1.26%) CCDA
15 5 (1.26%) CCSA
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 13 (3.27%) SLA
2 4 (1.01%) PMO
3 3 (0.75%) Data Quality
3 3 (0.75%) 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 32 (8.04%) Active Directory
2 23 (5.78%) VMware Infrastructure
3 19 (4.77%) VMware NSX
4 17 (4.27%) NFS
5 10 (2.51%) pfSense
6 9 (2.26%) Hyper-V
6 9 (2.26%) iptables
6 9 (2.26%) vSphere
7 8 (2.01%) Openswan
7 8 (2.01%) ProxySG
8 7 (1.76%) Docker
8 7 (1.76%) VMware ESXi
9 5 (1.26%) DFS Replication
9 5 (1.26%) Virtual Machines
10 3 (0.75%) 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 19 (4.77%) Cisco Prime
2 18 (4.52%) Cisco CUCM
3 17 (4.27%) FortiGate
4 16 (4.02%) Nagios
5 12 (3.02%) Cacti
5 12 (3.02%) SCOM
6 10 (2.51%) SCCM
7 9 (2.26%) Cisco UCCX
7 9 (2.26%) Terraform
8 8 (2.01%) Puppet
8 8 (2.01%) SolarWinds Orion
9 7 (1.76%) Cisco UCCE
9 7 (1.76%) SELinux
10 6 (1.51%) vCenter Server
11 5 (1.26%) Kubernetes
11 5 (1.26%) McAfee ePO
12 3 (0.75%) Opsview
13 2 (0.50%) Ansible
13 2 (0.50%) CA Spectrum
13 2 (0.50%) RANCID
Vendors
1 337 (84.67%) Cisco
2 115 (28.89%) Juniper
3 90 (22.61%) CheckPoint
4 83 (20.85%) F5
5 72 (18.09%) Palo Alto
6 51 (12.81%) Fortinet
7 47 (11.81%) Citrix
8 43 (10.80%) HP
8 43 (10.80%) Microsoft
9 41 (10.30%) SolarWinds
10 40 (10.05%) Riverbed
11 38 (9.55%) VMware
12 32 (8.04%) Arista
13 26 (6.53%) Brocade
14 20 (5.03%) Blue Coat
15 18 (4.52%) BT
16 13 (3.27%) McAfee
17 11 (2.76%) Extreme Networks
18 10 (2.51%) Aruba
18 10 (2.51%) Vyatta