Period
to 24 September 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 24 September 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
24 Sep 2017
Same period 2016 Same period 2015
Rank 455 426 368
Rank change year-on-year -29 -58 +38
Contract jobs citing BGP 474 567 742
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in the UK 0.49% 0.53% 0.65%
As % of the Communications & Networking category 3.53% 3.36% 4.62%
Number of daily rates quoted 264 331 458
UK median daily rate £415 £375 £375
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +10.67% - -
10th Percentile £269 £263 £262
90th Percentile £538 £538 £488
UK excluding London median daily rate £403 £350 £350
% change year-on-year +15.14% - -
Number of hourly rates quoted 11 21 11
UK median hourly rate £32.50 £47.83 £43.00
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year -32.05% +11.23% +7.50%
10th Percentile £12.75 £20.50 £26.00
90th Percentile £67.25 £48.00 £47.83
UK excluding London median hourly rate £32.75 £47.83 £47.83
% change year-on-year -31.53% - +19.58%

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 13441 16865 16057
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in the UK 13.81% 15.81% 14.06%
Number of daily rates quoted 8115 10253 9131
UK median daily rate £400 £400 £375
Median daily rate % change year-on-year - +6.67% -
10th Percentile £195 £220 £206
90th Percentile £575 £575 £538
UK excluding London median daily rate £375 £375 £350
% change year-on-year - +7.14% +0.86%
Number of hourly rates quoted 729 840 1035
UK median hourly rate £19.00 £25.00 £20.19
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year -24.00% +23.85% +1.38%
10th Percentile £10.99 £11.65 £11.07
90th Percentile £48.75 £47.50 £44.80
UK excluding London median hourly rate £18.83 £25.00 £20.19
% change year-on-year -24.68% +23.85% +1.38%

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 24 September 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 24 September 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 24 September 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 -13 427 £425 +13.33% 43
UK excluding London -23 259 £403 +15.14% 27
London -6 198 £450 +5.88% 20
South East +20 129 £425 +13.33% 10
North of England +60 51 £430 +22.86% 6
Scotland +30 33 £370 +5.71% 1
North West +29 29 £438 +34.62% 3
Yorkshire +25 20 £430 +22.86% 3
Midlands -14 20 £525 +41.89% 2
East of England -11 18 £400 - 3
South West -16 15 £450 +24.14% 2
West Midlands -14 10 £425 +14.86% 1
East Midlands +6 9 £525 +68.00% 1
North East +68 2 £394 +12.50%
Northern Ireland -59 1 £325 +3.17%

For the 6 months to 24 September 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.

1 402 (84.81%) Cisco
2 333 (70.25%) OSPF
3 295 (62.24%) Firewall
4 294 (62.03%) Cisco Certification
5 238 (50.21%) MPLS
6 231 (48.73%) CCNP
7 199 (41.98%) VPN
8 182 (38.40%) WAN
9 173 (36.50%) LAN
9 173 (36.50%) EIGRP
10 147 (31.01%) Wireless
11 141 (29.75%) Cisco Nexus
12 138 (29.11%) Data Centre
13 129 (27.22%) Juniper
14 114 (24.05%) CCIE
15 111 (23.42%) Cisco ASA
16 108 (22.78%) CheckPoint
16 108 (22.78%) IPsec
17 105 (22.15%) TCP/IP
17 105 (22.15%) Network Security
18 102 (21.52%) F5
19 101 (21.31%) VLAN
20 87 (18.35%) Finance
21 85 (17.93%) Network Design
22 84 (17.72%) DNS
22 84 (17.72%) Palo Alto
23 83 (17.51%) CCNA
23 83 (17.51%) Cisco IOS
23 83 (17.51%) Security Cleared
24 71 (14.98%) VoIP

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 22 (4.64%) Skype for Business
2 7 (1.48%) CMS
3 5 (1.05%) Apache
3 5 (1.05%) nginx
3 5 (1.05%) OpenStack
4 3 (0.63%) SharePoint
5 2 (0.42%) Exchange Server 2013
5 2 (0.42%) IIS
6 1 (0.21%) Elasticsearch
6 1 (0.21%) MS Exchange
Applications
1 25 (5.27%) MS Visio
2 20 (4.22%) Microsoft Excel
3 16 (3.38%) Microsoft Office
4 7 (1.48%) Microsoft PowerPoint
Business Applications
1 1 (0.21%) Remedy ITSM
Cloud Services
1 35 (7.38%) Amazon AWS
2 32 (6.75%) Microsoft Azure
3 15 (3.16%) Virtual Private Cloud
4 8 (1.69%) Amazon EC2
5 6 (1.27%) Amazon S3
5 6 (1.27%) Office 365
5 6 (1.27%) Route 53
6 5 (1.05%) Akamai
6 5 (1.05%) Amazon ELB
7 3 (0.63%) Azure Active Directory
7 3 (0.63%) Google Cloud Platform
8 2 (0.42%) Cloud Computing
8 2 (0.42%) OpenShift
9 1 (0.21%) IaaS
9 1 (0.21%) Mimecast
9 1 (0.21%) PaaS
Communications & Networking
1 333 (70.25%) OSPF
2 295 (62.24%) Firewall
3 238 (50.21%) MPLS
4 199 (41.98%) VPN
5 182 (38.40%) WAN
6 173 (36.50%) EIGRP
6 173 (36.50%) LAN
7 147 (31.01%) Wireless
8 141 (29.75%) Cisco Nexus
9 111 (23.42%) Cisco ASA
10 108 (22.78%) IPsec
11 105 (22.15%) Network Security
11 105 (22.15%) TCP/IP
12 101 (21.31%) VLAN
13 84 (17.72%) DNS
14 83 (17.51%) Cisco IOS
15 71 (14.98%) VoIP
16 62 (13.08%) Ethernet
17 49 (10.34%) Cisco Wireless
17 49 (10.34%) Multicast
Database & Business Intelligence
1 3 (0.63%) MS Access
1 3 (0.63%) SQL Server
2 2 (0.42%) GIS
2 2 (0.42%) MySQL
2 2 (0.42%) SQL Server 2008
3 1 (0.21%) Big Data
Development Applications
1 10 (2.11%) Git (software)
2 9 (1.90%) VSS/SourceSafe
3 5 (1.05%) Subversion
4 3 (0.63%) Jenkins
5 2 (0.42%) Sonatype Nexus
6 1 (0.21%) Metasploit
General
1 87 (18.35%) Finance
2 70 (14.77%) Telecoms
3 52 (10.97%) Banking
4 13 (2.74%) Retail
5 11 (2.32%) Marketing
6 8 (1.69%) Law
7 7 (1.48%) Military
8 4 (0.84%) Investment Banking
8 4 (0.84%) Legal
9 3 (0.63%) Back Office
9 3 (0.63%) French Language
9 3 (0.63%) Multimedia
10 2 (0.42%) Advertising
10 2 (0.42%) Electronics
10 2 (0.42%) Games
10 2 (0.42%) German Language
10 2 (0.42%) Manufacturing
10 2 (0.42%) Pharmaceutical
11 1 (0.21%) Financial Institution
11 1 (0.21%) Local Government
Job Titles
1 274 (57.81%) Network Engineer
2 92 (19.41%) Cisco Engineer
3 79 (16.67%) Cisco Network Engineer
4 64 (13.50%) Architect
5 47 (9.92%) Network Architect
6 43 (9.07%) Senior Network Engineer
7 28 (5.91%) Network Security Engineer
7 28 (5.91%) Security Engineer
8 24 (5.06%) Support Engineer
9 23 (4.85%) Network Support
10 21 (4.43%) Network Support Engineer
11 19 (4.01%) Consultant
12 18 (3.80%) SC Cleared Network Engineer
13 17 (3.59%) Lead Network Engineer
13 17 (3.59%) Network Specialist
14 16 (3.38%) Voice Engineer
15 14 (2.95%) Cisco Architect
15 14 (2.95%) IP Engineer
15 14 (2.95%) Network Consultant
16 13 (2.74%) Analyst
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 23 (4.85%) 802.1X
2 8 (1.69%) XMPP
3 7 (1.48%) Web Services
4 3 (0.63%) AngularJS
4 3 (0.63%) RFC 2544
5 2 (0.42%) CGI
5 2 (0.42%) FreeMarker
5 2 (0.42%) LAMP
5 2 (0.42%) REST
5 2 (0.42%) RESTful
Miscellaneous
1 138 (29.11%) Data Centre
2 33 (6.96%) Analytical Skills
3 23 (4.85%) Computer Science
4 12 (2.53%) Virtual Team
5 10 (2.11%) Hybrid Cloud
5 10 (2.11%) Management Information System
6 9 (1.90%) Clustering
7 7 (1.48%) CESG
7 7 (1.48%) Private Cloud
7 7 (1.48%) Public Cloud
8 6 (1.27%) Video Conferencing
9 5 (1.05%) Hedge funds
10 4 (0.84%) Smart Meter
11 3 (0.63%) DataPower
11 3 (0.63%) Distributed Denial-of-Service
11 3 (0.63%) Enterprise Storage
11 3 (0.63%) Mainframe
11 3 (0.63%) PKI
11 3 (0.63%) VxBlock/Vblock
12 2 (0.42%) Client/Server
Operating Systems
1 46 (9.70%) Linux
2 32 (6.75%) Windows
3 22 (4.64%) Unix
4 9 (1.90%) Windows Server 2008
5 7 (1.48%) Windows Server
6 5 (1.05%) CentOS
7 3 (0.63%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
8 2 (0.42%) Check Point GAiA
8 2 (0.42%) Mac OS X
8 2 (0.42%) VyOS
8 2 (0.42%) Windows Server 2012
9 1 (0.21%) Debian
9 1 (0.21%) Solaris
9 1 (0.21%) Ubuntu
9 1 (0.21%) Windows 10
9 1 (0.21%) Windows 7
9 1 (0.21%) Windows 8
Processes & Methodologies
1 85 (17.93%) Network Design
2 65 (13.71%) Migration
3 53 (11.18%) Load Balancing
4 51 (10.76%) Network Management
5 39 (8.23%) ITIL
6 37 (7.81%) Network Monitoring
7 27 (5.70%) High Availability
7 27 (5.70%) Project Management
8 25 (5.27%) Change Management
9 24 (5.06%) Network Architecture
10 23 (4.85%) WAN Optimisation
11 20 (4.22%) Disaster Recovery
11 20 (4.22%) Service Delivery
12 19 (4.01%) Agile Software Development
13 18 (3.80%) Capacity Planning
13 18 (3.80%) DevOps
13 18 (3.80%) Low Latency
14 17 (3.59%) Network Virtualisation
14 17 (3.59%) Problem Management
14 17 (3.59%) Service Management
Programming Languages
1 28 (5.91%) Python
2 23 (4.85%) Perl
3 21 (4.43%) Bash Shell
4 9 (1.90%) C-shell
4 9 (1.90%) Korn
5 7 (1.48%) Lisp
6 5 (1.05%) C
7 4 (0.84%) SQL
8 3 (0.63%) PHP
9 2 (0.42%) Java
9 2 (0.42%) JavaScript
9 2 (0.42%) Ruby
9 2 (0.42%) Shell Script
9 2 (0.42%) Tcl
10 1 (0.21%) C++
10 1 (0.21%) Go
10 1 (0.21%) Groovy
Qualifications
1 294 (62.03%) Cisco Certification
2 231 (48.73%) CCNP
3 114 (24.05%) CCIE
4 83 (17.51%) CCNA
4 83 (17.51%) Security Cleared
5 67 (14.14%) SC Cleared
6 32 (6.75%) CCDP
7 25 (5.27%) Degree
8 21 (4.43%) JNCIS
9 20 (4.22%) DV Cleared
10 17 (3.59%) CCVP
11 16 (3.38%) CCIE Routing and Switching
11 16 (3.38%) JNCIE
12 13 (2.74%) CCNP Voice
13 10 (2.11%) CCIP
13 10 (2.11%) Computer Science Degree
13 10 (2.11%) JNCIA
14 8 (1.69%) JNCIP
15 5 (1.05%) Master's Degree
15 5 (1.05%) VMware Certified Professional (VCP)
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 10 (2.11%) SLA
2 7 (1.48%) PCI DSS
3 4 (0.84%) Disclosure Scotland
3 4 (0.84%) PMO
4 3 (0.63%) Data Quality
5 2 (0.42%) GCP
5 2 (0.42%) Sarbanes-Oxley
6 1 (0.21%) COBIT
6 1 (0.21%) ISO/IEC 27001
6 1 (0.21%) QA
System Software
1 33 (6.96%) VMware Infrastructure
2 29 (6.12%) Active Directory
3 27 (5.70%) VMware NSX
4 13 (2.74%) NFS
5 9 (1.90%) ProxySG
6 8 (1.69%) Hyper-V
6 8 (1.69%) pfSense
7 7 (1.48%) Openswan
8 6 (1.27%) Docker
8 6 (1.27%) Virtual Machines
8 6 (1.27%) VMware ESXi
8 6 (1.27%) vSphere
9 5 (1.05%) iptables
10 4 (0.84%) XenApp
11 2 (0.42%) KVM
11 2 (0.42%) VirtualBox
12 1 (0.21%) EMC RecoverPoint
12 1 (0.21%) Firmware
12 1 (0.21%) vCloud
12 1 (0.21%) Virtual Desktop
Systems Management
1 29 (6.12%) FortiGate
2 28 (5.91%) Cisco CUCM
3 18 (3.80%) Cisco Prime
4 16 (3.38%) Nagios
5 15 (3.16%) Cacti
6 12 (2.53%) Cisco UCCX
7 11 (2.32%) SCOM
8 8 (1.69%) Puppet
8 8 (1.69%) Terraform
9 7 (1.48%) Cisco UCCE
10 6 (1.27%) Netcool
11 5 (1.05%) SCCM
12 4 (0.84%) Kubernetes
13 3 (0.63%) HP UCMDB
13 3 (0.63%) OPNET
13 3 (0.63%) OVSD
13 3 (0.63%) SELinux
14 2 (0.42%) OpenNMS
14 2 (0.42%) RANCID
14 2 (0.42%) WhatsUp Gold
Vendors
1 402 (84.81%) Cisco
2 129 (27.22%) Juniper
3 108 (22.78%) CheckPoint
4 102 (21.52%) F5
5 84 (17.72%) Palo Alto
6 68 (14.35%) Fortinet
7 51 (10.76%) VMware
8 45 (9.49%) Riverbed
9 43 (9.07%) HP
10 42 (8.86%) SolarWinds
11 39 (8.23%) Microsoft
12 37 (7.81%) Citrix
13 33 (6.96%) Arista
14 25 (5.27%) Brocade
15 19 (4.01%) Blue Coat
16 14 (2.95%) BT
17 12 (2.53%) Nokia
17 12 (2.53%) SonicWALL
18 10 (2.11%) Alcatel-Lucent
18 10 (2.11%) Red Hat