Period
to 20 May 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 20 May 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
20 May 2018
Same period 2017 Same period 2016
Rank 444 398 402
Rank change year-on-year -46 +4 -54
Contract jobs citing BGP 500 517 596
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in the UK 0.50% 0.57% 0.56%
As % of the Communications & Networking category 3.72% 4.06% 3.77%
Number of daily rates quoted 306 334 350
UK median daily rate £425 £400 £375
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +6.25% +6.67% +7.14%
10th Percentile £270 £263 £260
90th Percentile £631 £538 £532
UK excluding London median daily rate £425 £375 £363
% change year-on-year +13.33% +3.45% +3.57%
Number of hourly rates quoted 13 21 26
UK median hourly rate £43.50 £30.00 £45.00
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year +45.00% -33.33% +50.00%
10th Percentile £12.75 £12.75 £23.25
90th Percentile £51.57 £66.00 £50.00
UK excluding London median hourly rate £42.42 £33.00 £46.92
% change year-on-year +28.55% -29.66% +17.29%

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 13,423 12,744 15,794
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in the UK 13.33% 14.04% 14.96%
Number of daily rates quoted 8,322 7,766 9,426
UK median daily rate £420 £413 £400
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +1.82% +3.13% +6.67%
10th Percentile £200 £210 £220
90th Percentile £600 £575 £575
UK excluding London median daily rate £388 £388 £375
% change year-on-year - +3.33% +7.14%
Number of hourly rates quoted 734 740 694
UK median hourly rate £19.02 £20.50 £25.00
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year -7.24% -18.00% +11.48%
10th Percentile £11.91 £11.25 £11.25
90th Percentile £47.50 £52.50 £48.68
UK excluding London median hourly rate £19.00 £19.90 £25.00
% change year-on-year -4.52% -20.40% +10.18%

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 20 May 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 20 May 2018.

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 20 May 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 -26 479 £425 +2.72% 117
UK excluding London -63 255 £425 +13.33% 58
London +1 239 £425 -5.56% 62
South East -34 131 £475 +11.76% 19
North of England -18 41 £425 +21.78% 17
South West +16 29 £475 +28.38% 6
Midlands -18 28 £300 -21.31% 6
West Midlands -14 26 £275 -19.71% 4
East of England +8 25 £369 -4.84% 7
North West -21 22 £450 +33.33% 10
Yorkshire -15 18 £425 +6.25% 5
Scotland -47 14 £500 +33.33% 1
North East +11 4 £625 +38.89% 2
East Midlands -6 2 £300 -42.86% 2
Wales -4 1 £350 +16.67% 2

For the 6 months to 20 May 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.

1 402 (80.40%) Cisco
2 340 (68.00%) OSPF
3 286 (57.20%) Firewall
4 272 (54.40%) Cisco Certification
5 232 (46.40%) MPLS
6 206 (41.20%) VPN
7 200 (40.00%) CCNP
8 192 (38.40%) WAN
9 178 (35.60%) Juniper
10 151 (30.20%) Cisco ASA
11 150 (30.00%) LAN
11 150 (30.00%) Data Centre
12 135 (27.00%) Cisco Nexus
13 132 (26.40%) TCP/IP
13 132 (26.40%) EIGRP
14 131 (26.20%) DNS
15 128 (25.60%) Security Cleared
16 119 (23.80%) Wireless
17 112 (22.40%) CheckPoint
18 104 (20.80%) CCNA
19 102 (20.40%) SC Cleared
20 101 (20.20%) VLAN
21 100 (20.00%) F5
22 97 (19.40%) Network Security
23 90 (18.00%) ITIL
24 84 (16.80%) CCIE
25 82 (16.40%) IPsec
26 78 (15.60%) VMware
27 74 (14.80%) Finance
28 73 (14.60%) 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 9 (1.80%) Confluence
2 4 (0.80%) Skype for Business
3 3 (0.60%) Exchange Server 2013
3 3 (0.60%) MS Exchange
4 2 (0.40%) SharePoint
5 1 (0.20%) Apache
5 1 (0.20%) nginx
Applications
1 13 (2.60%) MS Visio
2 7 (1.40%) Microsoft Excel
3 6 (1.20%) Microsoft Office
4 3 (0.60%) Microsoft PowerPoint
Business Applications
1 1 (0.20%) Endur
Cloud Services
1 38 (7.60%) Amazon AWS
2 24 (4.80%) Microsoft Azure
3 13 (2.60%) Virtual Private Cloud
4 11 (2.20%) Google Cloud Platform
5 9 (1.80%) PaaS
6 8 (1.60%) SaaS
7 5 (1.00%) IaaS
8 2 (0.40%) Akamai
8 2 (0.40%) Office 365
9 1 (0.20%) Amazon EC2
9 1 (0.20%) Amazon S3
9 1 (0.20%) Route 53
Communications & Networking
1 340 (68.00%) OSPF
2 286 (57.20%) Firewall
3 232 (46.40%) MPLS
4 206 (41.20%) VPN
5 192 (38.40%) WAN
6 151 (30.20%) Cisco ASA
7 150 (30.00%) LAN
8 135 (27.00%) Cisco Nexus
9 132 (26.40%) EIGRP
9 132 (26.40%) TCP/IP
10 131 (26.20%) DNS
11 119 (23.80%) Wireless
12 101 (20.20%) VLAN
13 97 (19.40%) Network Security
14 82 (16.40%) IPsec
15 73 (14.60%) DHCP
16 67 (13.40%) HSRP
16 67 (13.40%) Multicast
17 64 (12.80%) VPLS
18 55 (11.00%) Internet
Database & Business Intelligence
1 4 (0.80%) SQL Server
2 3 (0.60%) SQL Server 2005
3 2 (0.40%) GIS
4 1 (0.20%) Big Data
4 1 (0.20%) Data Warehouse
4 1 (0.20%) MySQL
Development Applications
1 13 (2.60%) VSS/SourceSafe
2 12 (2.40%) Sonatype Nexus
3 10 (2.00%) JIRA
4 9 (1.80%) Git (software)
4 9 (1.80%) Team Foundation Server
5 3 (0.60%) Bugzilla
6 1 (0.20%) Jenkins
6 1 (0.20%) Metasploit
6 1 (0.20%) Subversion
General
1 74 (14.80%) Finance
2 49 (9.80%) Telecoms
3 27 (5.40%) Banking
4 8 (1.60%) Retail
5 6 (1.20%) Financial Institution
6 5 (1.00%) Games
7 4 (0.80%) Back Office
7 4 (0.80%) Investment Banking
8 3 (0.60%) Corporate Banking
9 2 (0.40%) Electronics
9 2 (0.40%) French Language
9 2 (0.40%) Marketing
9 2 (0.40%) Publishing
10 1 (0.20%) Advertising
10 1 (0.20%) Dutch Language
10 1 (0.20%) German Language
10 1 (0.20%) Legal
10 1 (0.20%) Manufacturing
10 1 (0.20%) Online Betting
10 1 (0.20%) Spanish Language
Job Titles
1 273 (54.60%) Network Engineer
2 92 (18.40%) Architect
3 61 (12.20%) Network Architect
4 55 (11.00%) Cisco Engineer
5 53 (10.60%) Network Security Engineer
5 53 (10.60%) Security Engineer
6 45 (9.00%) Senior Network Engineer
7 44 (8.80%) Cisco Network Engineer
8 25 (5.00%) Analyst
9 24 (4.80%) SC Cleared Network Engineer
10 20 (4.00%) Senior Cisco Engineer
10 20 (4.00%) Support Engineer
11 19 (3.80%) Network Support
11 19 (3.80%) Security Architect
12 17 (3.40%) Network Analyst
13 15 (3.00%) Consultant
13 15 (3.00%) Network Support Engineer
14 14 (2.80%) Juniper Engineer
15 13 (2.60%) Solutions Architect
15 13 (2.60%) WAN Engineer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 29 (5.80%) 802.1X
2 6 (1.20%) Web Services
2 6 (1.20%) YAML
3 4 (0.80%) JSON
4 3 (0.60%) Core Data
4 3 (0.60%) HTML
4 3 (0.60%) Silverlight
4 3 (0.60%) XML
5 2 (0.40%) RESTful
6 1 (0.20%) .NET
6 1 (0.20%) CGI
6 1 (0.20%) CSS
6 1 (0.20%) FIX Protocol
6 1 (0.20%) Kafka
6 1 (0.20%) Middleware
6 1 (0.20%) SAML
6 1 (0.20%) WAP
6 1 (0.20%) XMPP
Miscellaneous
1 150 (30.00%) Data Centre
2 34 (6.80%) Analytical Skills
3 15 (3.00%) Video Conferencing
4 12 (2.40%) Management Information System
4 12 (2.40%) Private Cloud
5 9 (1.80%) Computer Science
5 9 (1.80%) Self-Motivation
6 6 (1.20%) Linux Command Line
7 5 (1.00%) Clustering
8 4 (0.80%) Enterprise Storage
8 4 (0.80%) NHS
8 4 (0.80%) PKI
9 3 (0.60%) Digital TV
9 3 (0.60%) Fat Client
9 3 (0.60%) MPEG
9 3 (0.60%) STB
9 3 (0.60%) Thin Client
9 3 (0.60%) Video on Demand
9 3 (0.60%) Video\Live Streaming
9 3 (0.60%) Virtual Team
Operating Systems
1 49 (9.80%) Linux
2 40 (8.00%) Windows
3 23 (4.60%) Unix
4 16 (3.20%) Windows Server
5 5 (1.00%) Windows Server 2008
6 4 (0.80%) Check Point GAiA
6 4 (0.80%) Windows 7
7 2 (0.40%) Mac OS
7 2 (0.40%) Windows Server 2012
8 1 (0.20%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
8 1 (0.20%) Solaris
Processes & Methodologies
1 90 (18.00%) ITIL
2 57 (11.40%) Network Architecture
3 54 (10.80%) Migration
4 51 (10.20%) Network Design
5 50 (10.00%) Load Balancing
6 46 (9.20%) Network Monitoring
7 44 (8.80%) Problem-Solving
7 44 (8.80%) Project Management
8 43 (8.60%) Network Management
9 42 (8.40%) Change Management
10 39 (7.80%) Network Virtualisation
11 31 (6.20%) Service Delivery
12 25 (5.00%) Agile Software Development
12 25 (5.00%) Service Management
13 22 (4.40%) DevOps
14 17 (3.40%) ITIL V3
14 17 (3.40%) Problem Management
15 15 (3.00%) Mentoring
15 15 (3.00%) Translating Business Requirements
15 15 (3.00%) Virtual Environments
Programming Languages
1 58 (11.60%) Python
2 12 (2.40%) Bash Shell
3 8 (1.60%) Perl
4 7 (1.40%) SQL
5 6 (1.20%) PowerShell
6 5 (1.00%) C
7 4 (0.80%) AWK
7 4 (0.80%) sed
8 3 (0.60%) Java
8 3 (0.60%) PHP
8 3 (0.60%) Ruby
9 1 (0.20%) C#
Qualifications
1 272 (54.40%) Cisco Certification
2 200 (40.00%) CCNP
3 128 (25.60%) Security Cleared
4 104 (20.80%) CCNA
5 102 (20.40%) SC Cleared
6 84 (16.80%) CCIE
7 55 (11.00%) CCDP
8 38 (7.60%) DV Cleared
9 33 (6.60%) Degree
10 30 (6.00%) JNCIS
11 26 (5.20%) JNCIA
12 23 (4.60%) CISSP
13 19 (3.80%) CCSA
13 19 (3.80%) Microsoft Certification
14 17 (3.40%) MCSE
15 15 (3.00%) MCP
16 13 (2.60%) JNCIP
17 11 (2.20%) CCSE
18 10 (2.00%) CCIE Routing and Switching
18 10 (2.00%) CCSP
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 13 (2.60%) SLA
2 11 (2.20%) GCP
2 11 (2.20%) PCI DSS
3 7 (1.40%) QA
4 5 (1.00%) ISO/IEC 27001
4 5 (1.00%) PMO
5 3 (0.60%) Cyber Essentials
6 2 (0.40%) Data Quality
7 1 (0.20%) COBIT
7 1 (0.20%) Disclosure Scotland
7 1 (0.20%) GDPR
System Software
1 61 (12.20%) VMware Infrastructure
2 33 (6.60%) Active Directory
3 25 (5.00%) VMware NSX
4 6 (1.20%) vSphere
5 5 (1.00%) DFS Replication
5 5 (1.00%) Hyper-V
6 4 (0.80%) Firmware
6 4 (0.80%) VirtualBox
7 3 (0.60%) Docker
7 3 (0.60%) NFS
7 3 (0.60%) ProxySG
7 3 (0.60%) Snort
8 2 (0.40%) VMware ESXi
8 2 (0.40%) Xen
9 1 (0.20%) pfSense
Systems Management
1 29 (5.80%) Ansible
2 21 (4.20%) FortiGate
3 18 (3.60%) Cisco Prime
4 12 (2.40%) CA Spectrum
5 7 (1.40%) Opsview
6 6 (1.20%) Cisco CUCM
6 6 (1.20%) OVSD
6 6 (1.20%) Puppet
6 6 (1.20%) SolarWinds Orion
6 6 (1.20%) vCenter Server
7 5 (1.00%) Cacti
7 5 (1.00%) Nagios
7 5 (1.00%) SCOM
8 4 (0.80%) Cisco UCCX
8 4 (0.80%) SCCM
9 3 (0.60%) McAfee ePO
9 3 (0.60%) Opscode Chef
10 2 (0.40%) Core Impact
10 2 (0.40%) Terraform
10 2 (0.40%) Tivoli Storage Manager
Vendors
1 402 (80.40%) Cisco
2 178 (35.60%) Juniper
3 112 (22.40%) CheckPoint
4 100 (20.00%) F5
5 78 (15.60%) VMware
6 58 (11.60%) Palo Alto
7 55 (11.00%) Fortinet
8 34 (6.80%) HP
9 30 (6.00%) Microsoft
10 29 (5.80%) SolarWinds
11 26 (5.20%) Infoblox
12 24 (4.80%) Citrix
13 23 (4.60%) Arista
14 20 (4.00%) McAfee
15 19 (3.80%) Aruba
16 16 (3.20%) Brocade
16 16 (3.20%) Meraki
17 14 (2.80%) Blue Coat
18 13 (2.60%) Dell
19 12 (2.40%) CA