Period
to 16 November 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 16 November 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
16 Nov 2019
Same period 2018 Same period 2017
Rank 366 422 531
Rank change year-on-year +56 +109 -78
Contract jobs citing BGP 532 594 407
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in the UK 0.64% 0.57% 0.40%
As % of the Communications & Networking category 4.73% 4.37% 2.91%
Number of daily rates quoted 335 371 218
UK median daily rate £425 £425 £400
Median daily rate % change year-on-year - +6.25% +5.26%
10th Percentile £250 £305 £270
90th Percentile £550 £538 £538
UK excluding London median daily rate £425 £420 £388
% change year-on-year +1.25% +8.11% +3.53%
Number of hourly rates quoted 18 15 8
UK median hourly rate £43.71 £43.92 £28.00
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year -0.47% +56.84% -37.78%
10th Percentile £16.25 £14.15 £12.75
90th Percentile £63.88 £55.00 £62.18
UK excluding London median hourly rate £41.21 £19.00 £28.00
% change year-on-year +116.89% -32.14% -38.46%

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 11,238 13,585 14,001
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in the UK 13.49% 13.07% 13.60%
Number of daily rates quoted 6,741 8,154 8,538
UK median daily rate £425 £425 £400
Median daily rate % change year-on-year - +6.25% -
10th Percentile £193 £200 £181
90th Percentile £600 £606 £588
UK excluding London median daily rate £400 £400 £375
% change year-on-year - +6.67% -
Number of hourly rates quoted 639 640 747
UK median hourly rate £25.68 £19.39 £19.50
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year +32.47% -0.59% -13.33%
10th Percentile £13.35 £12.25 £11.25
90th Percentile £53.75 £47.50 £47.35
UK excluding London median hourly rate £23.50 £19.00 £19.25
% change year-on-year +23.68% -1.30% -23.00%

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 16 November 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 16 November 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 16 November 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 +55 501 £425 - 145
UK excluding London +55 340 £425 +1.25% 95
London +16 183 £425 - 56
South East +66 158 £413 -2.48% 40
North of England +25 61 £375 -8.54% 21
Midlands +79 59 £450 +6.19% 15
North West +41 48 £435 +2.35% 9
West Midlands +58 46 £431 +1.47% 12
South West -25 27 £450 +12.50% 5
Scotland +15 16 £183 -53.65% 6
East Midlands +35 12 £450 +6.51% 3
East of England +12 12 £425 - 8
Yorkshire +18 9 £350 -16.86% 7
Wales +37 7 £440 -
North East +1 4 £325 +8.33% 5

For the 6 months to 16 November 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.

1 455 (85.53%) Cisco
2 354 (66.54%) OSPF
3 303 (56.95%) Cisco Certification
4 298 (56.02%) Firewall
5 287 (53.95%) WAN
6 247 (46.43%) MPLS
7 232 (43.61%) CCNP
8 231 (43.42%) LAN
9 213 (40.04%) VPN
10 186 (34.96%) Juniper
11 164 (30.83%) EIGRP
12 158 (29.70%) Data Centre
13 157 (29.51%) TCP/IP
14 146 (27.44%) CheckPoint
15 135 (25.38%) Cisco ASA
16 134 (25.19%) Wireless
17 128 (24.06%) F5
18 121 (22.74%) IPsec
19 117 (21.99%) Cisco Nexus
20 112 (21.05%) CCIE
21 105 (19.74%) Palo Alto
22 102 (19.17%) Network Security
23 101 (18.98%) Telecoms
24 99 (18.61%) DNS
24 99 (18.61%) Security Cleared
25 95 (17.86%) CCNA
26 91 (17.11%) Network Design
27 85 (15.98%) ITIL
28 83 (15.60%) Multicast
29 82 (15.41%) Internet

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 (3.38%) OpenStack
2 5 (0.94%) MS Exchange
3 4 (0.75%) SharePoint
4 2 (0.38%) Apache
4 2 (0.38%) Exchange Server 2010
4 2 (0.38%) IIS
4 2 (0.38%) Skype for Business
4 2 (0.38%) Tomcat
4 2 (0.38%) WebLogic
5 1 (0.19%) Confluence
Applications
1 15 (2.82%) Microsoft Office
2 8 (1.50%) MS Visio
3 5 (0.94%) Microsoft Excel
4 2 (0.38%) Microsoft PowerPoint
Business Applications
1 2 (0.38%) Remedy ITSM
Cloud Services
1 46 (8.65%) AWS
2 43 (8.08%) Azure
3 10 (1.88%) Azure ExpressRoute
3 10 (1.88%) IaaS
3 10 (1.88%) SaaS
4 9 (1.69%) Office 365
5 7 (1.32%) Cloud Computing
5 7 (1.32%) Virtual Private Cloud
6 5 (0.94%) PaaS
7 3 (0.56%) Azure Active Directory
8 2 (0.38%) OneDrive
9 1 (0.19%) Akamai
9 1 (0.19%) AWS CloudFormation
9 1 (0.19%) GitHub
Communications & Networking
1 354 (66.54%) OSPF
2 298 (56.02%) Firewall
3 287 (53.95%) WAN
4 247 (46.43%) MPLS
5 231 (43.42%) LAN
6 213 (40.04%) VPN
7 164 (30.83%) EIGRP
8 157 (29.51%) TCP/IP
9 135 (25.38%) Cisco ASA
10 134 (25.19%) Wireless
11 121 (22.74%) IPsec
12 117 (21.99%) Cisco Nexus
13 102 (19.17%) Network Security
14 99 (18.61%) DNS
15 83 (15.60%) Multicast
16 82 (15.41%) HSRP
16 82 (15.41%) Internet
17 80 (15.04%) VLAN
18 72 (13.53%) VoIP
19 70 (13.16%) Ethernet
Database & Business Intelligence
1 3 (0.56%) SQL Server
2 1 (0.19%) Apache Cassandra
2 1 (0.19%) DB2
2 1 (0.19%) MariaDB
2 1 (0.19%) MongoDB
2 1 (0.19%) MS Access
2 1 (0.19%) MySQL
2 1 (0.19%) NoSQL
Development Applications
1 23 (4.32%) VSS/SourceSafe
2 9 (1.69%) Sonatype Nexus
3 4 (0.75%) Git (software)
3 4 (0.75%) Jenkins
4 2 (0.38%) JIRA
5 1 (0.19%) Bitbucket
5 1 (0.19%) Hudson
5 1 (0.19%) Subversion
5 1 (0.19%) Visual Studio Team System
General
1 101 (18.98%) Telecoms
2 61 (11.47%) Finance
3 20 (3.76%) Banking
4 11 (2.07%) Financial Institution
4 11 (2.07%) Public Sector
5 10 (1.88%) Investment Banking
6 8 (1.50%) Multimedia
7 6 (1.13%) Marketing
8 5 (0.94%) Publishing
9 4 (0.75%) Front Office
10 2 (0.38%) Law
10 2 (0.38%) Manufacturing
10 2 (0.38%) Norwegian Language
10 2 (0.38%) Spanish Language
11 1 (0.19%) Back Office
11 1 (0.19%) Electronics
11 1 (0.19%) Games
11 1 (0.19%) Legal
11 1 (0.19%) Retail
Job Titles
1 351 (65.98%) Network Engineer
2 54 (10.15%) Architect
3 48 (9.02%) Cisco Engineer
3 48 (9.02%) Senior Network Engineer
4 45 (8.46%) Network Architect
5 42 (7.89%) Cisco Network Engineer
6 38 (7.14%) IP Engineer
6 38 (7.14%) Security Engineer
7 33 (6.20%) Network Security Engineer
8 27 (5.08%) IP Network Engineer
9 26 (4.89%) Infrastructure Engineer
9 26 (4.89%) WAN Engineer
10 25 (4.70%) Design Engineer
11 24 (4.51%) SC Cleared Network Engineer
12 23 (4.32%) Network Design Engineer
13 18 (3.38%) Support Engineer
14 17 (3.20%) Network Support
14 17 (3.20%) Network Support Engineer
15 16 (3.01%) Consultant
15 16 (3.01%) Juniper Engineer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 65 (12.22%) 802.1X
2 14 (2.63%) JSON
3 10 (1.88%) XML
4 9 (1.69%) Web Services
5 8 (1.50%) .NET
5 8 (1.50%) YAML
6 6 (1.13%) Django
7 3 (0.56%) Kafka
7 3 (0.56%) Spring
8 1 (0.19%) Ajax
8 1 (0.19%) HTML
8 1 (0.19%) Jinja
8 1 (0.19%) Middleware
8 1 (0.19%) ModSecurity
8 1 (0.19%) Node.js
8 1 (0.19%) REST
8 1 (0.19%) SOAP
Miscellaneous
1 158 (29.70%) Data Centre
2 36 (6.77%) Analytical Skills
3 16 (3.01%) PKI
4 12 (2.26%) Management Information System
4 12 (2.26%) Self-Motivation
5 10 (1.88%) Public Cloud
6 7 (1.32%) Hedge funds
6 7 (1.32%) Hybrid Cloud
7 6 (1.13%) Linux Command Line
7 6 (1.13%) Replication
8 5 (0.94%) PMI
9 4 (0.75%) RSA SecurID
10 3 (0.56%) Client/Server
10 3 (0.56%) IPTV
10 3 (0.56%) MPEG
10 3 (0.56%) NHS
10 3 (0.56%) Private Cloud
10 3 (0.56%) User Experience
10 3 (0.56%) Video Conferencing
11 2 (0.38%) Clustering
Operating Systems
1 49 (9.21%) Windows
2 45 (8.46%) Linux
3 32 (6.02%) Unix
4 21 (3.95%) Windows Server
5 11 (2.07%) Check Point GAiA
6 5 (0.94%) Windows Server 2008
7 4 (0.75%) Solaris
7 4 (0.75%) Windows 7
8 3 (0.56%) FreeBSD
8 3 (0.56%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
8 3 (0.56%) VMS
9 2 (0.38%) Ubuntu
9 2 (0.38%) Windows NT
Processes & Methodologies
1 91 (17.11%) Network Design
2 85 (15.98%) ITIL
3 66 (12.41%) Migration
4 60 (11.28%) Change Management
5 59 (11.09%) Load Balancing
6 57 (10.71%) Network Management
7 55 (10.34%) Problem-Solving
8 52 (9.77%) Network Monitoring
9 48 (9.02%) Service Delivery
10 44 (8.27%) Project Management
11 41 (7.71%) Network Architecture
12 34 (6.39%) Infrastructure Engineering
12 34 (6.39%) Kalman Filter
13 32 (6.02%) Project Delivery
14 27 (5.08%) Problem Management
15 25 (4.70%) High Availability
16 24 (4.51%) Network Virtualisation
17 17 (3.20%) Technical Leadership
18 16 (3.01%) Root Cause Analysis
19 15 (2.82%) DevOps
Programming Languages
1 64 (12.03%) Python
2 37 (6.95%) Perl
3 18 (3.38%) PowerShell
4 12 (2.26%) Java
5 10 (1.88%) SQL
6 7 (1.32%) Prolog
6 7 (1.32%) Tcl
7 6 (1.13%) C
8 5 (0.94%) Bash Shell
8 5 (0.94%) PHP
9 2 (0.38%) Ruby
10 1 (0.19%) C++
10 1 (0.19%) Shell Script
Qualifications
1 303 (56.95%) Cisco Certification
2 232 (43.61%) CCNP
3 112 (21.05%) CCIE
4 99 (18.61%) Security Cleared
5 95 (17.86%) CCNA
6 73 (13.72%) SC Cleared
7 49 (9.21%) CCDP
8 31 (5.83%) Degree
9 23 (4.32%) JNCIE
10 22 (4.14%) DV Cleared
11 21 (3.95%) JNCIP
12 17 (3.20%) CCIP
13 15 (2.82%) CCDA
14 14 (2.63%) BPSS Clearance
15 13 (2.44%) BC Cleared
16 11 (2.07%) CCSE
16 11 (2.07%) JNCIA
16 11 (2.07%) JNCIS
17 9 (1.69%) CISSP
18 8 (1.50%) CCSA
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 16 (3.01%) SLA
2 13 (2.44%) QA
3 6 (1.13%) COBIT
4 4 (0.75%) ISO/IEC 27001
4 4 (0.75%) NCSC
5 2 (0.38%) ISO/IEC 27002 (supersedes ISO/IEC 17799)
6 1 (0.19%) HIPAA
6 1 (0.19%) JSP 440
6 1 (0.19%) NIST
6 1 (0.19%) PCI DSS
6 1 (0.19%) PMO
6 1 (0.19%) Sarbanes-Oxley
System Software
1 32 (6.02%) VMware Infrastructure
2 24 (4.51%) Active Directory
3 17 (3.20%) VMware NSX
4 10 (1.88%) ProxySG
5 5 (0.94%) XenDesktop
6 3 (0.56%) Hyper-V
6 3 (0.56%) VMware ESXi
6 3 (0.56%) vSphere
7 2 (0.38%) BitLocker
7 2 (0.38%) Forefront TMG
7 2 (0.38%) iptables
7 2 (0.38%) ISA Server
7 2 (0.38%) KVM
7 2 (0.38%) Squid
7 2 (0.38%) Virtual Machines
8 1 (0.19%) BIND 9
8 1 (0.19%) Docker
8 1 (0.19%) Firmware
8 1 (0.19%) NFS
8 1 (0.19%) Postfix
Systems Management
1 36 (6.77%) Ansible
2 25 (4.70%) Cisco Prime
3 19 (3.57%) FortiGate
4 15 (2.82%) Nagios
5 13 (2.44%) Opscode Chef
5 13 (2.44%) Puppet
6 11 (2.07%) Cacti
7 9 (1.69%) Iperf
8 8 (1.50%) Salt
9 6 (1.13%) Cisco CUCM
9 6 (1.13%) SCOM
9 6 (1.13%) WSUS
10 5 (0.94%) OPNET
11 4 (0.75%) ZABBIX
12 3 (0.56%) CA Spectrum
12 3 (0.56%) Cisco CME
12 3 (0.56%) Terraform
13 2 (0.38%) HAProxy
13 2 (0.38%) HP Data Protector
13 2 (0.38%) SCCM
Vendors
1 455 (85.53%) Cisco
2 186 (34.96%) Juniper
3 146 (27.44%) CheckPoint
4 128 (24.06%) F5
5 105 (19.74%) Palo Alto
6 76 (14.29%) Fortinet
7 64 (12.03%) SolarWinds
8 58 (10.90%) Aruba
9 44 (8.27%) Meraki
10 43 (8.08%) Microsoft
11 41 (7.71%) VMware
12 39 (7.33%) HP
13 34 (6.39%) Blue Coat
14 30 (5.64%) Riverbed
15 26 (4.89%) Citrix
16 20 (3.76%) Huawei
16 20 (3.76%) NetScout
17 17 (3.20%) Arista
18 14 (2.63%) McAfee
19 13 (2.44%) Alcatel-Lucent