Period
to 17 September 2019

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 17 September 2019 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
17 Sep 2019
Same period 2018 Same period 2017
Rank 390 442 444
Rank change year-on-year +52 +2 -11
Contract jobs citing BGP 550 533 487
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in the UK 0.62% 0.52% 0.50%
As % of the Communications & Networking category 4.69% 3.92% 3.70%
Number of daily rates quoted 345 315 273
UK median daily rate £425 £425 £425
10th Percentile £268 £290 £271
90th Percentile £575 £570 £550
UK excluding London median daily rate £425 £419 £402
% change year-on-year +1.55% +4.23% +14.71%
Number of hourly rates quoted 17 21 12
UK median hourly rate £42.42 £43.92 £28.75
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year -3.40% +52.75% -39.89%
10th Percentile £16.25 £12.75 £12.75
90th Percentile £72.00 £55.88 £66.53
UK excluding London median hourly rate £38.71 £42.42 £32.50
% change year-on-year -8.75% +30.52% -32.05%

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 11,734 13,605 13,177
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in the UK 13.12% 13.32% 13.56%
Number of daily rates quoted 7,139 8,258 7,957
UK median daily rate £425 £425 £400
Median daily rate % change year-on-year - +6.25% -
10th Percentile £200 £200 £197
90th Percentile £600 £606 £583
UK excluding London median daily rate £400 £400 £375
% change year-on-year - +6.67% -
Number of hourly rates quoted 629 722 736
UK median hourly rate £26.50 £20.00 £19.00
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year +32.50% +5.26% -24.00%
10th Percentile £13.00 £12.23 £10.96
90th Percentile £52.50 £47.98 £48.75
UK excluding London median hourly rate £23.50 £19.39 £18.50
% change year-on-year +21.23% +4.78% -26.00%

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 17 September 2019.

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 17 September 2019.

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 17 September 2019. 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 +57 506 £425 - 162
UK excluding London +85 314 £425 +1.55% 109
London +14 222 £450 +5.88% 57
South East +40 121 £413 -3.51% 50
North of England +36 63 £363 -14.71% 30
North West +34 47 £400 -7.25% 23
Midlands +58 40 £500 +21.21% 11
South West -17 37 £440 +10.00% 7
West Midlands +45 36 £456 +10.61% 8
Scotland +39 23 £325 -7.14% 2
East of England +19 22 £425 +6.25% 8
Yorkshire +11 10 £350 -15.15% 7
Wales +24 8 £440 - 2
North East +10 6 £325 -27.78%
East Midlands +24 3 £500 - 3

For the 6 months to 17 September 2019, 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.

1 475 (86.36%) Cisco
2 375 (68.18%) OSPF
3 322 (58.55%) Cisco Certification
4 311 (56.55%) Firewall
5 298 (54.18%) WAN
6 254 (46.18%) LAN
7 243 (44.18%) CCNP
8 218 (39.64%) MPLS
9 198 (36.00%) VPN
10 185 (33.64%) Juniper
11 183 (33.27%) Data Centre
12 165 (30.00%) EIGRP
13 163 (29.64%) CheckPoint
14 157 (28.55%) TCP/IP
15 149 (27.09%) Wireless
16 145 (26.36%) F5
17 144 (26.18%) Cisco Nexus
18 136 (24.73%) Cisco ASA
19 125 (22.73%) CCIE
20 115 (20.91%) Network Security
21 110 (20.00%) Network Design
22 109 (19.82%) IPsec
23 108 (19.64%) CCNA
24 103 (18.73%) Telecoms
25 99 (18.00%) Multicast
26 94 (17.09%) DNS
27 91 (16.55%) Palo Alto
28 85 (15.45%) VLAN
29 84 (15.27%) Internet
30 83 (15.09%) Security Cleared

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 18 (3.27%) OpenStack
2 5 (0.91%) Confluence
3 3 (0.55%) MS Exchange
4 2 (0.36%) Apache
4 2 (0.36%) Elasticsearch
4 2 (0.36%) Exchange Server 2010
4 2 (0.36%) IIS
4 2 (0.36%) SharePoint
4 2 (0.36%) Tomcat
4 2 (0.36%) WebLogic
Applications
1 14 (2.55%) Microsoft Office
2 9 (1.64%) MS Visio
3 5 (0.91%) Microsoft Excel
4 2 (0.36%) Microsoft PowerPoint
Business Applications
1 3 (0.55%) Remedy ITSM
2 1 (0.18%) RMDS
Cloud Services
1 53 (9.64%) AWS
2 50 (9.09%) Azure
3 12 (2.18%) IaaS
4 10 (1.82%) Azure ExpressRoute
5 9 (1.64%) Office 365
5 9 (1.64%) SaaS
6 8 (1.45%) Cloud Computing
7 7 (1.27%) PaaS
8 4 (0.73%) Virtual Private Cloud
9 3 (0.55%) Azure Active Directory
10 2 (0.36%) GitHub
11 1 (0.18%) Akamai
11 1 (0.18%) AWS CloudFormation
11 1 (0.18%) Mimecast
Communications & Networking
1 375 (68.18%) OSPF
2 311 (56.55%) Firewall
3 298 (54.18%) WAN
4 254 (46.18%) LAN
5 218 (39.64%) MPLS
6 198 (36.00%) VPN
7 165 (30.00%) EIGRP
8 157 (28.55%) TCP/IP
9 149 (27.09%) Wireless
10 144 (26.18%) Cisco Nexus
11 136 (24.73%) Cisco ASA
12 115 (20.91%) Network Security
13 109 (19.82%) IPsec
14 99 (18.00%) Multicast
15 94 (17.09%) DNS
16 85 (15.45%) VLAN
17 84 (15.27%) Internet
18 74 (13.45%) Ethernet
18 74 (13.45%) VoIP
19 73 (13.27%) HSRP
Database & Business Intelligence
1 3 (0.55%) SQL Server
2 1 (0.18%) Apache Cassandra
2 1 (0.18%) MariaDB
2 1 (0.18%) MongoDB
2 1 (0.18%) MS Access
2 1 (0.18%) MySQL
2 1 (0.18%) NoSQL
2 1 (0.18%) PostgreSQL
Development Applications
1 18 (3.27%) VSS/SourceSafe
2 12 (2.18%) Sonatype Nexus
3 6 (1.09%) Git (software)
3 6 (1.09%) JIRA
4 4 (0.73%) Jenkins
5 2 (0.36%) Ant
6 1 (0.18%) Atlassian Bamboo
6 1 (0.18%) Bitbucket
6 1 (0.18%) Hudson
6 1 (0.18%) Subversion
6 1 (0.18%) Visual Studio Team System
General
1 103 (18.73%) Telecoms
2 68 (12.36%) Finance
3 30 (5.45%) Banking
4 16 (2.91%) Multimedia
5 14 (2.55%) Investment Banking
6 12 (2.18%) Financial Institution
7 9 (1.64%) Public Sector
8 7 (1.27%) Retail
9 6 (1.09%) Marketing
10 3 (0.55%) Legal
10 3 (0.55%) Publishing
11 2 (0.36%) Electronics
11 2 (0.36%) Law
11 2 (0.36%) Norwegian Language
12 1 (0.18%) Games
12 1 (0.18%) Manufacturing
Job Titles
1 369 (67.09%) Network Engineer
2 66 (12.00%) Senior Network Engineer
3 56 (10.18%) Architect
4 54 (9.82%) Cisco Engineer
5 49 (8.91%) Cisco Network Engineer
5 49 (8.91%) Network Architect
6 41 (7.45%) Network Security Engineer
6 41 (7.45%) Security Engineer
7 24 (4.36%) WAN Engineer
8 23 (4.18%) IP Engineer
8 23 (4.18%) SC Cleared Network Engineer
9 22 (4.00%) Consultant
9 22 (4.00%) Design Engineer
9 22 (4.00%) Infrastructure Engineer
10 20 (3.64%) IP Network Engineer
11 18 (3.27%) Network Design Engineer
12 17 (3.09%) Juniper Engineer
13 16 (2.91%) LAN Engineer
14 15 (2.73%) Network Consultant
15 14 (2.55%) LAN/WAN Engineer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 56 (10.18%) 802.1X
2 13 (2.36%) JSON
3 10 (1.82%) XML
4 9 (1.64%) Web Services
4 9 (1.64%) YAML
5 8 (1.45%) .NET
6 7 (1.27%) Django
7 6 (1.09%) Spine.js
8 5 (0.91%) LDAP
9 3 (0.55%) Kafka
9 3 (0.55%) Spring
10 2 (0.36%) Regular Expression
11 1 (0.18%) CSS
11 1 (0.18%) HTML
11 1 (0.18%) Node.js
11 1 (0.18%) SOAP
Miscellaneous
1 183 (33.27%) Data Centre
2 36 (6.55%) Analytical Skills
3 18 (3.27%) PKI
4 14 (2.55%) Public Cloud
4 14 (2.55%) Self-Motivation
5 10 (1.82%) Management Information System
6 7 (1.27%) Linux Command Line
7 6 (1.09%) Clustering
7 6 (1.09%) Driving Licence
7 6 (1.09%) Hedge funds
7 6 (1.09%) Hybrid Cloud
7 6 (1.09%) Replication
8 4 (0.73%) e-Health
8 4 (0.73%) IPTV
8 4 (0.73%) RSA SecurID
9 3 (0.55%) CLARiiON
9 3 (0.55%) Client/Server
9 3 (0.55%) Distributed Denial-of-Service
9 3 (0.55%) MPEG
9 3 (0.55%) Private Cloud
Operating Systems
1 54 (9.82%) Linux
2 39 (7.09%) Windows
3 35 (6.36%) Unix
4 15 (2.73%) Windows Server
5 4 (0.73%) Solaris
5 4 (0.73%) Windows Server 2008
6 3 (0.55%) FreeBSD
6 3 (0.55%) VMS
7 2 (0.36%) Check Point GAiA
7 2 (0.36%) Windows Server 2012
8 1 (0.18%) Mac OS
8 1 (0.18%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
8 1 (0.18%) Ubuntu
Processes & Methodologies
1 110 (20.00%) Network Design
2 80 (14.55%) Network Management
3 73 (13.27%) ITIL
4 64 (11.64%) Migration
5 58 (10.55%) Network Monitoring
6 56 (10.18%) Load Balancing
7 47 (8.55%) Change Management
7 47 (8.55%) Problem-Solving
7 47 (8.55%) Project Management
8 46 (8.36%) Service Delivery
9 44 (8.00%) Network Architecture
10 32 (5.82%) Kalman Filter
11 28 (5.09%) Infrastructure Engineering
11 28 (5.09%) Network Virtualisation
11 28 (5.09%) Problem Management
12 27 (4.91%) Low Latency
13 24 (4.36%) Project Delivery
14 22 (4.00%) High Availability
15 19 (3.45%) Computer Science
16 18 (3.27%) DevOps
Programming Languages
1 62 (11.27%) Python
2 30 (5.45%) Perl
3 15 (2.73%) PowerShell
4 12 (2.18%) Java
5 9 (1.64%) SQL
6 7 (1.27%) Prolog
6 7 (1.27%) Tcl
7 6 (1.09%) Bash Shell
8 4 (0.73%) C
9 1 (0.18%) C++
9 1 (0.18%) Lingo
9 1 (0.18%) PHP
9 1 (0.18%) Ruby
9 1 (0.18%) Shell Script
9 1 (0.18%) VB
Qualifications
1 322 (58.55%) Cisco Certification
2 243 (44.18%) CCNP
3 125 (22.73%) CCIE
4 108 (19.64%) CCNA
5 83 (15.09%) Security Cleared
6 60 (10.91%) SC Cleared
7 52 (9.45%) CCDP
8 36 (6.55%) Degree
9 29 (5.27%) JNCIE
10 24 (4.36%) JNCIP
11 21 (3.82%) DV Cleared
12 16 (2.91%) CCSA
13 15 (2.73%) CCDA
14 14 (2.55%) BPSS Clearance
14 14 (2.55%) JNCIA
15 13 (2.36%) JNCIS
16 12 (2.18%) BC Cleared
16 12 (2.18%) CCIP
17 10 (1.82%) CCSE
18 9 (1.64%) CCSP
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 16 (2.91%) QA
1 16 (2.91%) SLA
2 6 (1.09%) COBIT
3 5 (0.91%) PCI DSS
4 4 (0.73%) ISO/IEC 27001
4 4 (0.73%) NCSC
5 2 (0.36%) MiFID
6 1 (0.18%) GDPR
6 1 (0.18%) HIPAA
6 1 (0.18%) ISO 22301
6 1 (0.18%) ISO 9001
6 1 (0.18%) ISO/IEC 27002 (supersedes ISO/IEC 17799)
6 1 (0.18%) NIST
6 1 (0.18%) PMO
6 1 (0.18%) Sarbanes-Oxley
System Software
1 36 (6.55%) VMware Infrastructure
2 20 (3.64%) Active Directory
3 18 (3.27%) VMware NSX
4 12 (2.18%) ProxySG
5 2 (0.36%) Docker
5 2 (0.36%) Forefront TMG
5 2 (0.36%) Hyper-V
5 2 (0.36%) iptables
5 2 (0.36%) ISA Server
5 2 (0.36%) Squid
6 1 (0.18%) BIND 9
6 1 (0.18%) KVM
6 1 (0.18%) NFS
6 1 (0.18%) Postfix
6 1 (0.18%) vSphere
Systems Management
1 40 (7.27%) Ansible
2 27 (4.91%) Cisco Prime
3 17 (3.09%) FortiGate
4 11 (2.00%) Nagios
5 9 (1.64%) Cisco CUCM
5 9 (1.64%) Iperf
5 9 (1.64%) Opscode Chef
5 9 (1.64%) Puppet
6 7 (1.27%) Cacti
6 7 (1.27%) Salt
7 5 (0.91%) WSUS
8 4 (0.73%) CA Spectrum
8 4 (0.73%) Cisco UCCX
8 4 (0.73%) Failover Clustering
8 4 (0.73%) SCOM
9 3 (0.55%) Cisco CME
9 3 (0.55%) Cisco IPCC
9 3 (0.55%) vCenter Server
10 2 (0.36%) Cisco UCCE
10 2 (0.36%) WhatsUp Gold
Vendors
1 475 (86.36%) Cisco
2 185 (33.64%) Juniper
3 163 (29.64%) CheckPoint
4 145 (26.36%) F5
5 91 (16.55%) Palo Alto
6 74 (13.45%) Fortinet
7 67 (12.18%) SolarWinds
8 61 (11.09%) Aruba
9 47 (8.55%) VMware
10 44 (8.00%) HP
11 43 (7.82%) Microsoft
12 39 (7.09%) Meraki
13 37 (6.73%) Riverbed
14 31 (5.64%) Blue Coat
15 26 (4.73%) Arista
16 20 (3.64%) Citrix
16 20 (3.64%) NetScout
17 18 (3.27%) Infoblox
18 13 (2.36%) Alcatel-Lucent
19 12 (2.18%) Huawei