Period
to 19 March 2019

The following table provides summary statistics for contract job vacancies advertised in Central London 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 19 March 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)
London > Central London
6 months to
19 Mar 2019
Same period 2018 Same period 2017
Rank 222 262 218
Rank change year-on-year +40 -44 -27
Contract jobs citing BGP 71 27 36
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in Central London 0.80% 0.30% 0.50%
As % of the Communications & Networking category 7.30% 2.59% 4.00%
Number of daily rates quoted 61 19 26
Central London median daily rate £475 £413 £433
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +15.15% -4.62% +8.13%
10th Percentile £313 £225 £298
90th Percentile £575 £513 £556
London median daily rate £450 £425 £425
% change year-on-year +5.88% - +3.66%
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 0 0
Central London median hourly rate - - -
London median hourly rate £34.25 - £23.75

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 advertised in Central London with a requirement for communications or computer networking skills.

All Communications and Computer Networking Skills
Central London
Contract vacancies with a requirement for communications or computer networking skills 972 1,044 899
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in Central London 10.95% 11.50% 12.58%
Number of daily rates quoted 722 804 653
Central London median daily rate £450 £450 £450
10th Percentile £170 £213 £263
90th Percentile £649 £613 £613
London median daily rate £475 £450 £450
% change year-on-year +5.56% - +5.88%
Number of hourly rates quoted 26 18 19
Central London median hourly rate £20.32 £16.18 £19.00
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year +25.64% -14.87% -15.51%
10th Percentile £16.25 £11.25 £13.54
90th Percentile £36.25 £23.75 £55.00
London median hourly rate £25.00 £20.00 £22.84
% change year-on-year +25.00% -12.42% +1.49%

BGP
Job Vacancy Trend in Central London

Job postings citing BGP as a percentage of all IT jobs advertised in Central London.

Job vacancy trend for BGP in Central London

BGP
Contractor Daily Rate Trend in Central London

This chart provides the 3-month moving average for daily rates quoted in contract jobs citing BGP in Central London.

Contractor daily rate trend for BGP in Central London

BGP
Contractor Daily Rate Histogram in Central London

The daily rate distribution of IT jobs citing BGP in Central London over the 6 months to 19 March 2019.

Contractor daily rate histogram for BGP in Central London

BGP
Contractor Hourly Rate Trend in Central London

This chart provides the 3-month moving average for contractor hourly rates quoted in IT jobs citing BGP in Central London.

Contractor hourly rate trend for BGP in Central London

BGP
Contract Job Locations in Central London

The table below looks at the demand and provides a guide to the median contractor rates quoted in IT jobs citing BGP within the Central London region over the 6 months to 19 March 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
City of London +42 52 £475 +11.11% 16
City of Westminster 0 8 £333 -
West End of London -27 3 £450 +89.47%
Southwark -32 1 - -
BGP
London

For the 6 months to 19 March 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 across the Central London region with a requirement for BGP.

1 67 (94.37%) OSPF
2 63 (88.73%) Cisco
3 58 (81.69%) Firewall
4 55 (77.46%) Cisco Certification
5 38 (53.52%) VPN
5 38 (53.52%) WAN
6 36 (50.70%) EIGRP
7 35 (49.30%) MPLS
8 33 (46.48%) CCNP
9 32 (45.07%) Cisco Nexus
10 31 (43.66%) CheckPoint
11 30 (42.25%) CCIE
12 28 (39.44%) Wireless
13 27 (38.03%) TCP/IP
13 27 (38.03%) LAN
13 27 (38.03%) Cisco ASA
13 27 (38.03%) F5
14 25 (35.21%) Palo Alto
15 24 (33.80%) Juniper
15 24 (33.80%) Finance
16 23 (32.39%) Multicast
16 23 (32.39%) VLAN
17 22 (30.99%) Network Security
17 22 (30.99%) DNS
18 21 (29.58%) DHCP
18 21 (29.58%) Data Centre
19 19 (26.76%) Python
20 17 (23.94%) ITIL
20 17 (23.94%) VoIP
20 17 (23.94%) IPsec

BGP
Co-occurring IT Skills in Central London 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 4 (5.63%) Elasticsearch
Applications
1 5 (7.04%) Microsoft Office
2 4 (5.63%) MS Visio
3 3 (4.23%) Microsoft Excel
3 3 (4.23%) Microsoft PowerPoint
Cloud Services
1 11 (15.49%) Amazon AWS
2 10 (14.08%) Microsoft Azure
3 4 (5.63%) Google Cloud Platform
4 2 (2.82%) SaaS
5 1 (1.41%) Amazon EC2
5 1 (1.41%) AWS CloudFormation
5 1 (1.41%) AWS Lambda
5 1 (1.41%) IaaS
5 1 (1.41%) Office 365
5 1 (1.41%) Serverless
5 1 (1.41%) Virtual Private Cloud
Communications & Networking
1 67 (94.37%) OSPF
2 58 (81.69%) Firewall
3 38 (53.52%) VPN
3 38 (53.52%) WAN
4 36 (50.70%) EIGRP
5 35 (49.30%) MPLS
6 32 (45.07%) Cisco Nexus
7 28 (39.44%) Wireless
8 27 (38.03%) Cisco ASA
8 27 (38.03%) LAN
8 27 (38.03%) TCP/IP
9 23 (32.39%) Multicast
9 23 (32.39%) VLAN
10 22 (30.99%) DNS
10 22 (30.99%) Network Security
11 21 (29.58%) DHCP
12 17 (23.94%) IPsec
12 17 (23.94%) VoIP
13 16 (22.54%) Internet
14 13 (18.31%) Ethernet
Database & Business Intelligence
1 1 (1.41%) Big Data
Development Applications
1 8 (11.27%) Sonatype Nexus
2 6 (8.45%) JIRA
3 3 (4.23%) Git (software)
4 1 (1.41%) Hudson
General
1 24 (33.80%) Finance
2 10 (14.08%) Banking
3 4 (5.63%) Manufacturing
4 3 (4.23%) Telecoms
5 2 (2.82%) International Banking
6 1 (1.41%) Multimedia
Job Titles
1 62 (87.32%) Network Engineer
2 15 (21.13%) Senior Network Engineer
3 11 (15.49%) Cisco Engineer
3 11 (15.49%) Cisco Network Engineer
4 7 (9.86%) Voice Engineer
4 7 (9.86%) Voice Network Engineer
5 6 (8.45%) Implementation Engineer
5 6 (8.45%) Network Implementation Engineer
6 4 (5.63%) Automation Engineer
6 4 (5.63%) Network Security Engineer
6 4 (5.63%) Security Engineer
6 4 (5.63%) Senior Voice Engineer
6 4 (5.63%) Senior Voice Network Engineer
7 3 (4.23%) CISSP Engineer
7 3 (4.23%) Design Engineer
7 3 (4.23%) DevOps Engineer
7 3 (4.23%) Firewall Engineer
7 3 (4.23%) LAN Engineer
7 3 (4.23%) Network Design Engineer
7 3 (4.23%) SC Cleared Network Engineer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 5 (7.04%) 802.1X
2 4 (5.63%) JSON
2 4 (5.63%) Regular Expression
2 4 (5.63%) YAML
3 2 (2.82%) .NET
Miscellaneous
1 21 (29.58%) Data Centre
2 3 (4.23%) Analytical Skills
3 2 (2.82%) Public Cloud
3 2 (2.82%) Self-Motivation
4 1 (1.41%) Fintech
4 1 (1.41%) PKI
4 1 (1.41%) Video Conferencing
Operating Systems
1 10 (14.08%) Windows
2 9 (12.68%) Linux
2 9 (12.68%) Unix
3 5 (7.04%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
4 1 (1.41%) Windows 7
4 1 (1.41%) Windows Server
4 1 (1.41%) Windows Server 2003
4 1 (1.41%) Windows Server 2008
4 1 (1.41%) Windows Server 2012
Processes & Methodologies
1 17 (23.94%) Change Management
1 17 (23.94%) ITIL
2 9 (12.68%) Kalman Filter
2 9 (12.68%) Network Design
2 9 (12.68%) Network Monitoring
3 8 (11.27%) High Availability
3 8 (11.27%) Web Filtering
4 7 (9.86%) Load Balancing
5 6 (8.45%) Incident Management
5 6 (8.45%) Information Security
5 6 (8.45%) Low Latency
5 6 (8.45%) Ultra-Low Latency
6 5 (7.04%) Business Continuity
6 5 (7.04%) Compatibility Testing
6 5 (7.04%) Content Management
6 5 (7.04%) Dependency Management
6 5 (7.04%) Disaster Recovery
6 5 (7.04%) Migration
6 5 (7.04%) Network Architecture
6 5 (7.04%) Planning and Forecasting
Programming Languages
1 19 (26.76%) Python
2 8 (11.27%) Bash Shell
3 7 (9.86%) Perl
4 3 (4.23%) Shell Script
5 2 (2.82%) PowerShell
6 1 (1.41%) C
6 1 (1.41%) R
Qualifications
1 55 (77.46%) Cisco Certification
2 33 (46.48%) CCNP
3 30 (42.25%) CCIE
4 13 (18.31%) CCNA
5 8 (11.27%) CCDP
6 7 (9.86%) CISSP
6 7 (9.86%) Security Cleared
7 6 (8.45%) SC Cleared
8 5 (7.04%) CCDE
8 5 (7.04%) CCIE Routing and Switching
9 4 (5.63%) JNCIP
10 3 (4.23%) Avaya Certification
10 3 (4.23%) BC Cleared
10 3 (4.23%) BPSS Clearance
10 3 (4.23%) CCDA
10 3 (4.23%) CCVP
10 3 (4.23%) Computer Science Degree
10 3 (4.23%) Degree
10 3 (4.23%) JNCIA
11 2 (2.82%) GIAC
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 4 (5.63%) SLA
2 3 (4.23%) COBIT
System Software
1 3 (4.23%) Docker
1 3 (4.23%) Firmware
2 2 (2.82%) VMware ESXi
3 1 (1.41%) Active Directory
3 1 (1.41%) VMware Infrastructure
3 1 (1.41%) vSphere
Systems Management
1 8 (11.27%) Nagios
2 7 (9.86%) Ansible
2 7 (9.86%) Cisco CUCM
3 5 (7.04%) Cacti
4 3 (4.23%) Cisco Prime
4 3 (4.23%) Cisco UCCX
4 3 (4.23%) SolarWinds Orion
5 2 (2.82%) Cisco CME
5 2 (2.82%) FortiGate
5 2 (2.82%) Rundeck
5 2 (2.82%) Terraform
6 1 (1.41%) Grafana
6 1 (1.41%) Graphite
6 1 (1.41%) SCCM
6 1 (1.41%) SCOM
Vendors
1 63 (88.73%) Cisco
2 31 (43.66%) CheckPoint
3 27 (38.03%) F5
4 25 (35.21%) Palo Alto
5 24 (33.80%) Juniper
6 17 (23.94%) SolarWinds
7 12 (16.90%) Arista
8 11 (15.49%) Fortinet
8 11 (15.49%) Riverbed
9 6 (8.45%) Aerohive Networks
9 6 (8.45%) HP
10 5 (7.04%) ArcSight
10 5 (7.04%) Splunk
11 4 (5.63%) Aruba
11 4 (5.63%) Infoblox
11 4 (5.63%) Ruckus Wireless
12 3 (4.23%) Avaya
12 3 (4.23%) Google
12 3 (4.23%) Meraki
12 3 (4.23%) Red Box