Period
to

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 1 July 2022 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
1 Jul 2022
Same period 2021 Same period 2020
Rank 421 500 320
Rank change year-on-year +79 -180 +76
Contract jobs citing BGP 525 259 309
As % of all contract jobs advertised in the UK 0.59% 0.39% 0.75%
As % of the Communications & Networking category 5.18% 3.44% 5.57%
Number of daily rates quoted 336 156 193
10th Percentile £325 £340 £288
25th Percentile £413 £400 £350
Median daily rate (50th Percentile) £500 £450 £440
Median % change year-on-year +11.11% +2.27% +3.53%
75th Percentile £550 £526 £550
90th Percentile £611 £600 £612
UK excluding London median daily rate £450 £438 £450
% change year-on-year +2.86% -2.78% +12.50%
Number of hourly rates quoted 6 4 22
10th Percentile £21.00 £18.73 £18.50
25th Percentile £22.13 £19.06 £19.25
Median hourly rate £26.00 £21.00 £33.25
Median % change year-on-year +23.81% -36.84% -26.11%
75th Percentile £26.50 £36.88 £47.00
90th Percentile £28.38 £60.50 £49.75
UK excluding London median hourly rate £22.00 £19.50 £20.00
% change year-on-year +12.82% -2.50% -55.56%

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 10,126 7,526 5,549
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in the UK 11.38% 11.44% 13.49%
Number of daily rates quoted 6,715 4,814 3,380
10th Percentile £250 £231 £192
25th Percentile £400 £355 £319
Median daily rate (50th Percentile) £500 £450 £438
Median % change year-on-year +11.11% +2.86% +2.94%
75th Percentile £615 £550 £538
90th Percentile £700 £638 £638
UK excluding London median daily rate £450 £413 £415
% change year-on-year +9.09% -0.60% +1.22%
Number of hourly rates quoted 381 350 287
10th Percentile £15.25 £12.25 £13.80
25th Percentile £17.00 £15.25 £16.25
Median hourly rate £29.12 £25.00 £25.00
Median % change year-on-year +16.48% - +19.05%
75th Percentile £52.50 £50.00 £46.25
90th Percentile £67.50 £64.50 £53.30
UK excluding London median hourly rate £22.75 £22.00 £20.00
% change year-on-year +3.41% +10.00% +9.42%

BGP
Job Vacancy Trend

Job postings citing BGP as a proportion of all IT jobs advertised.

Job vacancy trend for BGP in the UK

BGP
Contractor Daily Rate Trend

3-month moving average daily rate quoted in jobs citing BGP.

Daily rate trend for BGP in the UK

BGP
Daily Rate Histogram

Daily rate distribution for jobs citing BGP over the 6 months to 1 July 2022.

Daily rate histogram for BGP in the UK

BGP
Contractor Hourly Rate Trend

3-month moving average hourly rates quoted in jobs citing BGP.

Hourly rate trend for BGP in the UK

BGP
Top 18 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 1 July 2022. 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
Jobs
England +63 393 £500 +11.11% 74
Work from Home +2 240 £500 +5.82% 17
UK excluding London +41 208 £450 +2.86% 49
London -12 182 £525 +16.67% 26
South East -3 74 £475 +12.29% 18
North of England +5 63 £475 +0.53% 18
Yorkshire - 34 £475 - 10
North West -20 25 £325 -31.22% 8
Scotland -8 21 £455 +1.11% 1
East of England -9 21 £463 +28.47% 2
Midlands -24 20 £425 +7.59% 6
South West -19 14 £440 +3.53% 4
West Midlands -26 14 £425 +7.59% 6
North East - 6 £550 -
East Midlands - 6 £350 -
Isle of Man - 6 £550 -
Channel Islands - 4 - -
Northern Ireland - 1 £400 -

For the 6 months to 1 July 2022, 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.

1 355 (67.62%) Cisco
2 347 (66.10%) OSPF
3 311 (59.24%) Firewall
4 253 (48.19%) MPLS
5 231 (44.00%) WAN
6 226 (43.05%) Cisco Certification
7 198 (37.71%) LAN
8 197 (37.52%) VPN
9 178 (33.90%) CCNP
10 167 (31.81%) Juniper
11 140 (26.67%) Data Centre
12 138 (26.29%) SD-WAN
13 134 (25.52%) Network Security
14 128 (24.38%) Palo Alto
15 122 (23.24%) EIGRP
16 119 (22.67%) DNS
17 118 (22.48%) Wireless
17 118 (22.48%) IPsec
18 111 (21.14%) Cisco Nexus
19 106 (20.19%) F5
20 105 (20.00%) CCIE
21 103 (19.62%) TCP/IP
21 103 (19.62%) Python
22 99 (18.86%) Load Balancing
22 99 (18.86%) Azure
23 94 (17.90%) Ansible
24 92 (17.52%) Migration
25 90 (17.14%) DHCP
26 89 (16.95%) Fortinet
27 88 (16.76%) 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 5 (0.95%) Confluence
2 1 (0.19%) Apache
2 1 (0.19%) IIS
2 1 (0.19%) JBoss
2 1 (0.19%) nginx
2 1 (0.19%) SAP Portal
2 1 (0.19%) SAS
2 1 (0.19%) SharePoint
2 1 (0.19%) Tomcat
2 1 (0.19%) WebLogic
2 1 (0.19%) WebSphere
2 1 (0.19%) WebSphere Application Server
Applications
1 39 (7.43%) MS Visio
2 17 (3.24%) Microsoft Office
3 8 (1.52%) Microsoft Excel
4 6 (1.14%) Microsoft PowerPoint
Business Applications
1 2 (0.38%) Remedy ITSM
2 1 (0.19%) Infor M3
Cloud Services
1 99 (18.86%) Azure
2 72 (13.71%) AWS
3 25 (4.76%) GCP
4 21 (4.00%) Microsoft 365
5 19 (3.62%) Cloud Computing
6 14 (2.67%) Azure ExpressRoute
6 14 (2.67%) Azure Monitor
7 12 (2.29%) Azure Sentinel
8 10 (1.90%) Catchpoint
8 10 (1.90%) Virtual Private Cloud
9 8 (1.52%) PaaS
10 6 (1.14%) AWS Direct Connect
10 6 (1.14%) IaaS
11 5 (0.95%) Amazon EC2
11 5 (0.95%) Azure Active Directory
11 5 (0.95%) SaaS
12 3 (0.57%) Akamai
12 3 (0.57%) Amazon ELB
12 3 (0.57%) AWS CloudFormation
12 3 (0.57%) Serverless
Communications & Networking
1 347 (66.10%) OSPF
2 311 (59.24%) Firewall
3 253 (48.19%) MPLS
4 231 (44.00%) WAN
5 198 (37.71%) LAN
6 197 (37.52%) VPN
7 138 (26.29%) SD-WAN
8 134 (25.52%) Network Security
9 122 (23.24%) EIGRP
10 119 (22.67%) DNS
11 118 (22.48%) IPsec
11 118 (22.48%) Wireless
12 111 (21.14%) Cisco Nexus
13 103 (19.62%) TCP/IP
14 90 (17.14%) DHCP
15 81 (15.43%) Wi-Fi
16 79 (15.05%) Cisco ASA
17 68 (12.95%) VXLAN
18 64 (12.19%) NX-OS
19 62 (11.81%) VLAN
Database & Business Intelligence
1 5 (0.95%) Elasticsearch
1 5 (0.95%) SQL Server
2 2 (0.38%) Azure SQL Database
2 2 (0.38%) SQL Server Integration Services
3 1 (0.19%) Amazon RDS
3 1 (0.19%) MySQL
3 1 (0.19%) PostgreSQL
Development Applications
1 28 (5.33%) Sonatype Nexus
2 13 (2.48%) Git (software)
3 7 (1.33%) JIRA
3 7 (1.33%) VSS/SourceSafe
4 3 (0.57%) Jenkins
4 3 (0.57%) Team Foundation Server
5 2 (0.38%) Fiddler
5 2 (0.38%) GitLab
General
1 67 (12.76%) Social Skills
2 58 (11.05%) Finance
3 51 (9.71%) Telecoms
4 42 (8.00%) Public Sector
5 28 (5.33%) Banking
6 18 (3.43%) Analytical Skills
7 14 (2.67%) Documentation Skills
7 14 (2.67%) Local Government
8 11 (2.10%) Influencing Skills
8 11 (2.10%) Mandarin Language
8 11 (2.10%) Military
9 9 (1.71%) Investment Banking
10 6 (1.14%) Police
10 6 (1.14%) Presentation Skills
11 2 (0.38%) Law
11 2 (0.38%) Retail
12 1 (0.19%) Dutch Language
12 1 (0.19%) Financial Institution
12 1 (0.19%) Pharmaceutical
12 1 (0.19%) Publishing
Job Titles
1 289 (55.05%) Network Engineer
2 61 (11.62%) Senior Network Engineer
3 48 (9.14%) Architect
4 34 (6.48%) Cisco Engineer
5 33 (6.29%) Cisco Network Engineer
6 31 (5.90%) Security Engineer
7 30 (5.71%) Infrastructure Engineer
8 26 (4.95%) Consultant
8 26 (4.95%) Network Architect
9 25 (4.76%) IP Engineer
10 24 (4.57%) Design Engineer
11 20 (3.81%) Network Security Engineer
12 16 (3.05%) Juniper Engineer
12 16 (3.05%) SC Cleared Network Engineer
13 15 (2.86%) Network Consultant
13 15 (2.86%) Network Design Engineer
14 14 (2.67%) Azure Engineer
14 14 (2.67%) Senior Cisco Engineer
14 14 (2.67%) Senior Cisco Network Engineer
15 13 (2.48%) IT Engineer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 33 (6.29%) 802.1X
2 16 (3.05%) JSON
3 12 (2.29%) ARM Templates
4 5 (0.95%) Jinja
4 5 (0.95%) XML
5 4 (0.76%) Express
6 2 (0.38%) .NET
6 2 (0.38%) .NET Core
6 2 (0.38%) REST
6 2 (0.38%) Spine.js
6 2 (0.38%) XMPP
6 2 (0.38%) YAML
7 1 (0.19%) Flask
7 1 (0.19%) jBPM
7 1 (0.19%) JSON Schema
7 1 (0.19%) LDAP
7 1 (0.19%) SOAP
Miscellaneous
1 140 (26.67%) Data Centre
2 32 (6.10%) Public Cloud
3 27 (5.14%) Management Information System
4 22 (4.19%) Self-Motivation
5 15 (2.86%) Video Conferencing
6 14 (2.67%) Distributed Denial-of-Service
7 13 (2.48%) CCTV
8 11 (2.10%) Clustering
9 8 (1.52%) PKI
10 7 (1.33%) Cloud Native
10 7 (1.33%) Driving Licence
11 5 (0.95%) Algorithms
11 5 (0.95%) Fibre Optics
11 5 (0.95%) Hybrid Cloud
12 4 (0.76%) Cybercrime
12 4 (0.76%) Data Protection Act
12 4 (0.76%) IoT
12 4 (0.76%) Optoelectronics
13 3 (0.57%) Private Cloud
13 3 (0.57%) Virtual Team
Operating Systems
1 66 (12.57%) Windows
2 35 (6.67%) Linux
3 15 (2.86%) Windows Server
4 10 (1.90%) Apple iOS
5 8 (1.52%) Unix
6 4 (0.76%) VMS
7 3 (0.57%) CentOS
8 2 (0.38%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
9 1 (0.19%) CatOS
9 1 (0.19%) Mac OS
Processes & Methodologies
1 99 (18.86%) Load Balancing
2 92 (17.52%) Migration
3 76 (14.48%) Network Design
4 53 (10.10%) Agile
5 51 (9.71%) ITIL
6 45 (8.57%) Network Architecture
7 44 (8.38%) Project Delivery
8 36 (6.86%) Service Delivery
9 35 (6.67%) Problem-Solving
10 34 (6.48%) Analytics
11 32 (6.10%) Network Management
12 31 (5.90%) Change Management
13 28 (5.33%) Infrastructure as Code
13 28 (5.33%) Infrastructure Engineering
14 27 (5.14%) User Acceptance Testing
15 24 (4.57%) DevOps
16 23 (4.38%) Network Monitoring
17 22 (4.19%) CI/CD
18 20 (3.81%) Service Management
19 18 (3.43%) Business Continuity
Programming Languages
1 103 (19.62%) Python
2 28 (5.33%) C
3 18 (3.43%) PowerShell
4 7 (1.33%) Perl
5 6 (1.14%) Bash
5 6 (1.14%) C#
6 5 (0.95%) SQL
7 3 (0.57%) Ruby
8 2 (0.38%) Lisp
9 1 (0.19%) AWK
9 1 (0.19%) Go
9 1 (0.19%) Prolog
9 1 (0.19%) Scala
9 1 (0.19%) sed
Qualifications
1 226 (43.05%) Cisco Certification
2 178 (33.90%) CCNP
3 105 (20.00%) CCIE
4 88 (16.76%) Security Cleared
5 72 (13.71%) CCNA
6 56 (10.67%) SC Cleared
7 39 (7.43%) Degree
8 35 (6.67%) CCDP
9 25 (4.76%) JNCIA
10 24 (4.57%) JNCIS
11 14 (2.67%) CCIP
12 13 (2.48%) ITIL Certification
13 11 (2.10%) CISSP
13 11 (2.10%) DV Cleared
14 10 (1.90%) CCIE Routing and Switching
14 10 (1.90%) JNCIE
14 10 (1.90%) JNCIP
15 7 (1.33%) BPSS Clearance
16 6 (1.14%) CCIE Service Provider
17 5 (0.95%) FFIEC
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 14 (2.67%) SLA
2 11 (2.10%) PMO
3 8 (1.52%) ISO/IEC 27001
4 7 (1.33%) NIST
4 7 (1.33%) PCI DSS
5 6 (1.14%) GDPR
5 6 (1.14%) QA
6 5 (0.95%) ISO/IEC 27002 (supersedes ISO/IEC 17799)
6 5 (0.95%) NIST 800
7 3 (0.57%) Cyber Essentials
8 2 (0.38%) DICOM
8 2 (0.38%) HL7
8 2 (0.38%) NCSC
8 2 (0.38%) RMADS
9 1 (0.19%) Sarbanes-Oxley
System Software
1 55 (10.48%) VMware Infrastructure
2 30 (5.71%) Active Directory
3 26 (4.95%) VMware NSX
4 18 (3.43%) ProxySG
5 16 (3.05%) vSphere
6 11 (2.10%) KVM
7 6 (1.14%) Hyper-V
7 6 (1.14%) VMware ESXi
8 4 (0.76%) Virtual Machines
9 3 (0.57%) iptables
9 3 (0.57%) pfSense
10 2 (0.38%) XenApp
11 1 (0.19%) Docker
11 1 (0.19%) NFS
11 1 (0.19%) vCloud
11 1 (0.19%) Virtual Desktop
11 1 (0.19%) Xen
11 1 (0.19%) XenDesktop
Systems Management
1 94 (17.90%) Ansible
2 51 (9.71%) Terraform
3 29 (5.52%) FortiGate
4 10 (1.90%) Grafana
4 10 (1.90%) Nagios
4 10 (1.90%) Puppet
4 10 (1.90%) ZABBIX
5 7 (1.33%) Cisco Prime
6 6 (1.14%) Microsoft Intune
6 6 (1.14%) WSUS
7 5 (0.95%) CASB
7 5 (0.95%) Opscode Chef
8 4 (0.76%) Cacti
8 4 (0.76%) HP NNM
8 4 (0.76%) Icinga
8 4 (0.76%) Kubernetes
9 3 (0.57%) Cisco CUCM
9 3 (0.57%) CloudForms
9 3 (0.57%) HAProxy
10 2 (0.38%) Stealthwatch
Vendors
1 355 (67.62%) Cisco
2 167 (31.81%) Juniper
3 128 (24.38%) Palo Alto
4 106 (20.19%) F5
5 89 (16.95%) Fortinet
6 79 (15.05%) VMware
7 64 (12.19%) CheckPoint
8 62 (11.81%) Nokia
9 46 (8.76%) Meraki
10 37 (7.05%) Microsoft
10 37 (7.05%) SolarWinds
11 35 (6.67%) Aruba
12 31 (5.90%) Huawei
13 30 (5.71%) Arista
14 28 (5.33%) Blue Coat
14 28 (5.33%) Infoblox
15 27 (5.14%) Zscaler
16 20 (3.81%) HP
17 17 (3.24%) Citrix
18 14 (2.67%) ADVA