Period
to 30 March 2020

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 30 March 2020 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
30 Mar 2020
Same period 2019 Same period 2018
Rank 181 216 269
Rank change year-on-year +35 +53 -51
Contract jobs citing BGP 20 71 25
As % of all contract jobs advertised in Central London 0.37% 0.79% 0.27%
As % of the Communications & Networking category 3.62% 7.19% 2.30%
Number of daily rates quoted 18 62 17
Median daily rate £425 £475 £413
Median daily rate % change year-on-year -10.53% +15.15% -4.62%
10th Percentile £350 £313 £219
90th Percentile £600 £573 £519
London median daily rate £425 £450 £400
% change year-on-year -5.56% +12.50% -5.88%
Number of hourly rates quoted 1 0 0
Median hourly rate £47.50 - -
London median hourly rate £42.50 £34.25 -
% change year-on-year +24.09% - -

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 552 987 1,088
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in Central London 10.27% 10.99% 11.74%
Number of daily rates quoted 394 728 834
Median daily rate £450 £450 £450
10th Percentile £205 £176 £213
90th Percentile £650 £650 £613
London median daily rate £450 £475 £450
% change year-on-year -5.26% +5.56% -
Number of hourly rates quoted 11 26 21
Median hourly rate £32.53 £20.32 £16.35
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year +60.04% +24.30% -13.95%
10th Percentile £18.70 £16.25 £11.25
90th Percentile £39.25 £36.25 £23.75
Median hourly rate £25.34 £25.00 £20.00
% change year-on-year +1.36% +25.00% -22.71%

BGP
Job Vacancy Trend in Central London

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

Job vacancy trend for BGP in Central London

BGP
Contractor Daily Rate Trend in Central London

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

Daily rate trend for BGP in Central London

BGP
Daily Rate Histogram in Central London

Daily rate distribution for jobs citing BGP in Central London over the 6 months to 30 March 2020.

Daily rate histogram for BGP in Central London

BGP
Contractor Hourly Rate Trend in Central London

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

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 30 March 2020. 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 +29 18 £375 -21.05% 13
BGP
London

For the 6 months to 30 March 2020, 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 19 (95.00%) Cisco
2 18 (90.00%) OSPF
3 16 (80.00%) Cisco Certification
4 15 (75.00%) CCNP
4 15 (75.00%) Firewall
5 11 (55.00%) MPLS
5 11 (55.00%) VPN
6 10 (50.00%) Network Security
6 10 (50.00%) Palo Alto
7 9 (45.00%) Cisco ASA
8 8 (40.00%) Cisco Nexus
9 7 (35.00%) HSRP
9 7 (35.00%) Load Balancing
9 7 (35.00%) WAN
9 7 (35.00%) Wireless
9 7 (35.00%) VRRP
9 7 (35.00%) Data Centre
10 6 (30.00%) EIGRP
10 6 (30.00%) LAN
10 6 (30.00%) ITIL
10 6 (30.00%) VoIP
10 6 (30.00%) WLAN
10 6 (30.00%) Multicast
11 5 (25.00%) 4G
11 5 (25.00%) IP Telephony
11 5 (25.00%) Intrusion Detection
11 5 (25.00%) VLAN
11 5 (25.00%) Statistics
11 5 (25.00%) Cisco IPT
11 5 (25.00%) Degree

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 1 (5.00%) Confluence
1 1 (5.00%) MS Exchange
Applications
1 1 (5.00%) Microsoft Office
Cloud Services
1 2 (10.00%) AWS
2 1 (5.00%) Azure
2 1 (5.00%) Cloud Computing
2 1 (5.00%) IaaS
2 1 (5.00%) PaaS
2 1 (5.00%) SaaS
2 1 (5.00%) Virtual Private Cloud
Communications & Networking
1 18 (90.00%) OSPF
2 15 (75.00%) Firewall
3 11 (55.00%) MPLS
3 11 (55.00%) VPN
4 10 (50.00%) Network Security
5 9 (45.00%) Cisco ASA
6 8 (40.00%) Cisco Nexus
7 7 (35.00%) HSRP
7 7 (35.00%) VRRP
7 7 (35.00%) WAN
7 7 (35.00%) Wireless
8 6 (30.00%) EIGRP
8 6 (30.00%) LAN
8 6 (30.00%) Multicast
8 6 (30.00%) VoIP
8 6 (30.00%) WLAN
9 5 (25.00%) 4G
9 5 (25.00%) Cisco IPT
9 5 (25.00%) Intrusion Detection
9 5 (25.00%) VLAN
Development Applications
1 5 (25.00%) VSS/SourceSafe
2 1 (5.00%) Git (software)
2 1 (5.00%) Sonatype Nexus
General
1 4 (20.00%) Banking
2 3 (15.00%) Finance
3 1 (5.00%) Back Office
3 1 (5.00%) Front Office
Job Titles
1 19 (95.00%) Network Engineer
2 6 (30.00%) Senior Network Engineer
3 4 (20.00%) Network Security Engineer
3 4 (20.00%) Security Engineer
4 3 (15.00%) Cisco Engineer
4 3 (15.00%) Cisco Network Engineer
5 2 (10.00%) Senior Cisco Engineer
5 2 (10.00%) Senior Cisco Network Engineer
6 1 (5.00%) AWS Engineer
6 1 (5.00%) Cisco Project Manager
6 1 (5.00%) Cloud Engineer
6 1 (5.00%) Data Centre Project Manager
6 1 (5.00%) Data Centre Transition Manager
6 1 (5.00%) Network Deployment Engineer
6 1 (5.00%) Network Design Engineer
6 1 (5.00%) Network Manager
6 1 (5.00%) Network Project Manager
6 1 (5.00%) Transition Project Manager
6 1 (5.00%) Wireless Engineer
6 1 (5.00%) Wireless Network Engineer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 2 (10.00%) 802.1X
Miscellaneous
1 7 (35.00%) Data Centre
2 2 (10.00%) Video Conferencing
3 1 (5.00%) Clustering
3 1 (5.00%) e-Health
3 1 (5.00%) Greenfield Project
3 1 (5.00%) Replication
3 1 (5.00%) Social Media
3 1 (5.00%) User Experience
Operating Systems
1 1 (5.00%) Windows
1 1 (5.00%) Windows 7
1 1 (5.00%) Windows Server 2008
1 1 (5.00%) Windows Server 2016
Processes & Methodologies
1 7 (35.00%) Load Balancing
2 6 (30.00%) ITIL
3 5 (25.00%) Statistics
4 4 (20.00%) Network Virtualisation
5 3 (15.00%) Migration
5 3 (15.00%) Network Monitoring
6 2 (10.00%) Network Architecture
6 2 (10.00%) Network Design
6 2 (10.00%) Project Delivery
6 2 (10.00%) Project Management
7 1 (5.00%) Agile Software Development
7 1 (5.00%) DevOps
7 1 (5.00%) Low Latency
7 1 (5.00%) Network Management
7 1 (5.00%) PRINCE2
7 1 (5.00%) Scrum
7 1 (5.00%) Stakeholder Engagement
7 1 (5.00%) Test Planning
7 1 (5.00%) Validation
7 1 (5.00%) WAN Optimisation
Programming Languages
1 2 (10.00%) Python
2 1 (5.00%) C
Qualifications
1 16 (80.00%) Cisco Certification
2 15 (75.00%) CCNP
3 5 (25.00%) Degree
4 4 (20.00%) CCSP
5 3 (15.00%) CCNA
6 2 (10.00%) CCIE
7 1 (5.00%) CCIE Service Provider
7 1 (5.00%) PRINCE2 Certification
System Software
1 2 (10.00%) VMware Infrastructure
2 1 (5.00%) vSphere
2 1 (5.00%) XenDesktop
Systems Management
1 1 (5.00%) Ansible
1 1 (5.00%) CA Spectrum
1 1 (5.00%) Endace
Vendors
1 19 (95.00%) Cisco
2 10 (50.00%) Palo Alto
3 4 (20.00%) CheckPoint
3 4 (20.00%) F5
3 4 (20.00%) Juniper
4 3 (15.00%) Zscaler
5 2 (10.00%) VMware
6 1 (5.00%) Arista
6 1 (5.00%) Aruba
6 1 (5.00%) CA
6 1 (5.00%) Citrix
6 1 (5.00%) Dell
6 1 (5.00%) Fortinet
6 1 (5.00%) HP
6 1 (5.00%) Huawei
6 1 (5.00%) Microsoft
6 1 (5.00%) Nokia