Period
to 13 December 2018

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 13 December 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)
London > Central London
6 months to
13 Dec 2018
Same period 2017 Same period 2016
Rank 238 254 216
Rank change year-on-year +16 -38 -16
Contract jobs citing BGP 61 28 47
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in Central London 0.65% 0.32% 0.60%
As % of the Communications & Networking category 5.97% 2.94% 4.24%
Number of daily rates quoted 54 16 33
Central London median daily rate £423 £481 £425
Median daily rate % change year-on-year -12.21% +13.24% +2.53%
10th Percentile £334 £250 £283
90th Percentile £531 £569 £488
London median daily rate £425 £400 £419
% change year-on-year +6.25% -4.48% -1.47%
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 0 0
Central London median hourly rate - - -
London median hourly rate £60.00 - £22.50

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 1,022 954 1,108
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in Central London 10.93% 11.03% 14.14%
Number of daily rates quoted 774 724 824
Central London median daily rate £425 £450 £450
Median daily rate % change year-on-year -5.56% - +5.88%
10th Percentile £156 £200 £300
90th Percentile £625 £625 £588
London median daily rate £450 £450 £450
Number of hourly rates quoted 36 17 19
Central London median hourly rate £18.88 £16.00 £19.00
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year +18.00% -15.79% +7.10%
10th Percentile £13.00 £11.40 £11.50
90th Percentile £26.50 £22.40 £55.00
London median hourly rate £23.13 £19.00 £18.58
% change year-on-year +21.74% +2.29% -8.27%

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 13 December 2018.

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 13 December 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
City of London +24 44 £450 -7.69% 14
City of Westminster -3 4 £325 -
West End of London - 4 £400 -
Southwark -34 1 £470 +56.67%
BGP
London

For the 6 months to 13 December 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 across the Central London region with a requirement for BGP.

1 52 (85.25%) Cisco
2 51 (83.61%) OSPF
3 49 (80.33%) Firewall
4 35 (57.38%) Cisco Certification
4 35 (57.38%) WAN
5 30 (49.18%) TCP/IP
5 30 (49.18%) Wireless
6 29 (47.54%) VPN
6 29 (47.54%) LAN
7 26 (42.62%) MPLS
8 25 (40.98%) EIGRP
8 25 (40.98%) Finance
8 25 (40.98%) Cisco Nexus
9 24 (39.34%) CCNP
10 23 (37.70%) DNS
10 23 (37.70%) Cisco ASA
11 22 (36.07%) Palo Alto
12 21 (34.43%) Data Centre
12 21 (34.43%) CheckPoint
13 20 (32.79%) Juniper
13 20 (32.79%) Network Security
14 18 (29.51%) F5
15 17 (27.87%) VLAN
15 17 (27.87%) CCIE
16 16 (26.23%) IPsec
17 15 (24.59%) DHCP
17 15 (24.59%) SolarWinds
18 14 (22.95%) Network Design
19 13 (21.31%) Ethernet
19 13 (21.31%) CCNA

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 (1.64%) Elasticsearch
1 1 (1.64%) Skype for Business
Applications
1 3 (4.92%) Microsoft Office
2 2 (3.28%) Microsoft Excel
2 2 (3.28%) Microsoft PowerPoint
2 2 (3.28%) MS Visio
Cloud Services
1 7 (11.48%) Amazon AWS
1 7 (11.48%) Microsoft Azure
2 4 (6.56%) Google Cloud Platform
3 2 (3.28%) Virtual Private Cloud
4 1 (1.64%) Amazon EC2
4 1 (1.64%) AWS CloudFormation
4 1 (1.64%) AWS Lambda
4 1 (1.64%) Cloud Computing
4 1 (1.64%) IaaS
4 1 (1.64%) Office 365
4 1 (1.64%) Serverless
Communications & Networking
1 51 (83.61%) OSPF
2 49 (80.33%) Firewall
3 35 (57.38%) WAN
4 30 (49.18%) TCP/IP
4 30 (49.18%) Wireless
5 29 (47.54%) LAN
5 29 (47.54%) VPN
6 26 (42.62%) MPLS
7 25 (40.98%) Cisco Nexus
7 25 (40.98%) EIGRP
8 23 (37.70%) Cisco ASA
8 23 (37.70%) DNS
9 20 (32.79%) Network Security
10 17 (27.87%) VLAN
11 16 (26.23%) IPsec
12 15 (24.59%) DHCP
13 13 (21.31%) Ethernet
13 13 (21.31%) Wireshark
14 12 (19.67%) Cisco IOS
14 12 (19.67%) Multicast
Database & Business Intelligence
1 1 (1.64%) MySQL
1 1 (1.64%) PostgreSQL
1 1 (1.64%) Redis
1 1 (1.64%) SQLite
Development Applications
1 4 (6.56%) Sonatype Nexus
2 2 (3.28%) JIRA
3 1 (1.64%) Git (software)
3 1 (1.64%) Jenkins
3 1 (1.64%) Robot Framework
General
1 25 (40.98%) Finance
2 6 (9.84%) Banking
3 5 (8.20%) Multimedia
4 4 (6.56%) Manufacturing
5 1 (1.64%) Telecoms
Job Titles
1 53 (86.89%) Network Engineer
2 21 (34.43%) Senior Network Engineer
3 11 (18.03%) Cisco Engineer
3 11 (18.03%) Cisco Network Engineer
3 11 (18.03%) Network Security Engineer
3 11 (18.03%) Security Engineer
4 9 (14.75%) Senior Network Security Engineer
4 9 (14.75%) Senior Security Engineer
5 5 (8.20%) Senior Cisco Engineer
5 5 (8.20%) Senior Cisco Network Engineer
6 3 (4.92%) Architect
6 3 (4.92%) CISSP Engineer
6 3 (4.92%) Design Engineer
6 3 (4.92%) Firewall Engineer
6 3 (4.92%) Network Architect
6 3 (4.92%) Network Design Engineer
6 3 (4.92%) Voice Engineer
6 3 (4.92%) Voice Network Engineer
7 2 (3.28%) Cisco Network Design Engineer
7 2 (3.28%) LAN Engineer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 10 (16.39%) 802.1X
2 2 (3.28%) .NET
3 1 (1.64%) Elastic Stack
3 1 (1.64%) JSON
3 1 (1.64%) Kafka
3 1 (1.64%) RabbitMQ
3 1 (1.64%) REST
3 1 (1.64%) SOAP
3 1 (1.64%) Web Services
3 1 (1.64%) XML
3 1 (1.64%) XML-RPC
Miscellaneous
1 21 (34.43%) Data Centre
2 6 (9.84%) PKI
3 5 (8.20%) Analytical Skills
4 2 (3.28%) Management Information System
4 2 (3.28%) Self-Motivation
5 1 (1.64%) Fintech
5 1 (1.64%) Linux Command Line
5 1 (1.64%) Public Cloud
Operating Systems
1 12 (19.67%) Windows
2 8 (13.11%) Unix
3 4 (6.56%) Linux
4 1 (1.64%) CentOS
4 1 (1.64%) Debian
4 1 (1.64%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
4 1 (1.64%) Ubuntu
4 1 (1.64%) Windows 7
4 1 (1.64%) Windows Server
4 1 (1.64%) Windows Server 2003
4 1 (1.64%) Windows Server 2008
4 1 (1.64%) Windows Server 2012
Processes & Methodologies
1 14 (22.95%) Network Design
2 8 (13.11%) Migration
3 7 (11.48%) Change Management
3 7 (11.48%) ITIL
3 7 (11.48%) Load Balancing
3 7 (11.48%) Network Monitoring
4 6 (9.84%) Network Management
5 5 (8.20%) High Availability
5 5 (8.20%) Information Security
5 5 (8.20%) Network Architecture
5 5 (8.20%) Network Virtualisation
5 5 (8.20%) Project Management
6 4 (6.56%) Problem-Solving
7 3 (4.92%) Coaching
7 3 (4.92%) Computer Science
7 3 (4.92%) Low Latency
7 3 (4.92%) Stakeholder Management
7 3 (4.92%) Task Automation
7 3 (4.92%) Ultra-Low Latency
8 2 (3.28%) Kalman Filter
Programming Languages
1 8 (13.11%) Python
2 5 (8.20%) Perl
3 2 (3.28%) Bash Shell
3 2 (3.28%) PowerShell
4 1 (1.64%) Bourne shell
4 1 (1.64%) C
4 1 (1.64%) Java
4 1 (1.64%) PHP
4 1 (1.64%) Ruby
4 1 (1.64%) XPath
Qualifications
1 35 (57.38%) Cisco Certification
2 24 (39.34%) CCNP
3 17 (27.87%) CCIE
4 13 (21.31%) CCNA
5 5 (8.20%) CISSP
6 4 (6.56%) CCIE Routing and Switching
7 3 (4.92%) GIAC
7 3 (4.92%) JNCIA
7 3 (4.92%) SC Cleared
7 3 (4.92%) Security Cleared
8 2 (3.28%) Avaya Certification
8 2 (3.28%) CCSE
8 2 (3.28%) CCSM
8 2 (3.28%) Check Point Certification
8 2 (3.28%) Computer Science Degree
8 2 (3.28%) Degree
8 2 (3.28%) ITIL Foundation Certificate
8 2 (3.28%) JNCIP
9 1 (1.64%) BPSS Clearance
9 1 (1.64%) CCDA
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 3 (4.92%) SLA
2 2 (3.28%) QA
System Software
1 3 (4.92%) VMware Infrastructure
2 2 (3.28%) Firmware
2 2 (3.28%) VMware ESXi
3 1 (1.64%) Active Directory
3 1 (1.64%) Docker
3 1 (1.64%) Hyper-V
3 1 (1.64%) KVM
3 1 (1.64%) vSphere
Systems Management
1 10 (16.39%) Nagios
2 6 (9.84%) Cisco Prime
3 5 (8.20%) Cacti
4 4 (6.56%) Ansible
5 3 (4.92%) Cisco CUCM
5 3 (4.92%) FortiGate
6 2 (3.28%) Rundeck
6 2 (3.28%) SolarWinds Orion
6 2 (3.28%) Terraform
7 1 (1.64%) Cisco CME
7 1 (1.64%) Grafana
7 1 (1.64%) Icinga
7 1 (1.64%) Observium
7 1 (1.64%) OpenNMS
7 1 (1.64%) Opscode Chef
7 1 (1.64%) Prometheus
7 1 (1.64%) Puppet
7 1 (1.64%) SCCM
7 1 (1.64%) SCOM
7 1 (1.64%) ZABBIX
Vendors
1 52 (85.25%) Cisco
2 22 (36.07%) Palo Alto
3 21 (34.43%) CheckPoint
4 20 (32.79%) Juniper
5 18 (29.51%) F5
6 15 (24.59%) SolarWinds
7 12 (19.67%) Riverbed
8 9 (14.75%) Infoblox
9 7 (11.48%) Aruba
10 6 (9.84%) Arista
11 5 (8.20%) Ruckus Wireless
12 4 (6.56%) Fortinet
12 4 (6.56%) Meraki
12 4 (6.56%) Microsoft
12 4 (6.56%) VMware
13 3 (4.92%) Aerohive Networks
13 3 (4.92%) Forcepoint
13 3 (4.92%) Google
14 2 (3.28%) AlgoSec
14 2 (3.28%) Ivanti