Period
to 21 January 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 21 January 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
21 Jan 2020
Same period 2019 Same period 2018
Rank 212 233 256
Rank change year-on-year +21 +23 -31
Contract jobs citing BGP 27 59 27
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in Central London 0.43% 0.67% 0.31%
As % of the Communications & Networking category 3.85% 6.19% 2.87%
Number of daily rates quoted 21 51 18
Central London median daily rate £450 £425 £428
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +5.88% -0.58% -0.29%
10th Percentile £350 £313 £222
90th Percentile £501 £538 £538
London median daily rate £400 £425 £413
% change year-on-year -5.88% +3.03% -1.49%
Number of hourly rates quoted 1 0 0
Central London median hourly rate £47.50 - -
London median hourly rate £43.75 £60.00 -
% change year-on-year -27.08% - -

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 701 953 942
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in Central London 11.09% 10.75% 10.97%
Number of daily rates quoted 526 714 724
Central London median daily rate £428 £425 £450
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +0.59% -5.56% -
10th Percentile £192 £163 £213
90th Percentile £650 £625 £613
London median daily rate £435 £463 £450
% change year-on-year -5.95% +2.78% -
Number of hourly rates quoted 14 35 18
Central London median hourly rate £20.00 £18.76 £15.75
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year +6.61% +19.11% -17.11%
10th Percentile £16.50 £13.00 £11.25
90th Percentile £35.58 £25.50 £22.18
London median hourly rate £21.25 £24.12 £18.70
% change year-on-year -11.88% +28.96% -6.12%

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 21 January 2020.

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 21 January 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 +35 25 £450 - 12
City of Westminster -2 1 £475 +63.79%
BGP
London

For the 6 months to 21 January 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 24 (88.89%) Cisco
1 24 (88.89%) OSPF
2 22 (81.48%) Firewall
3 19 (70.37%) Cisco Certification
4 18 (66.67%) VPN
5 16 (59.26%) CCNP
5 16 (59.26%) MPLS
6 14 (51.85%) LAN
6 14 (51.85%) WAN
7 13 (48.15%) Wireless
8 12 (44.44%) Cisco ASA
8 12 (44.44%) Palo Alto
9 11 (40.74%) Cisco Nexus
9 11 (40.74%) Network Security
10 10 (37.04%) IPsec
10 10 (37.04%) VoIP
10 10 (37.04%) TCP/IP
10 10 (37.04%) Data Centre
11 9 (33.33%) WLAN
12 8 (29.63%) EIGRP
12 8 (29.63%) Load Balancing
12 8 (29.63%) F5
13 7 (25.93%) HSRP
13 7 (25.93%) Network Monitoring
13 7 (25.93%) Multicast
13 7 (25.93%) CheckPoint
13 7 (25.93%) VRRP
13 7 (25.93%) ITIL
14 6 (22.22%) Project Management
14 6 (22.22%) Juniper

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 (3.70%) MS Exchange
Applications
1 1 (3.70%) MS Visio
Cloud Services
1 1 (3.70%) Azure
1 1 (3.70%) Azure ExpressRoute
Communications & Networking
1 24 (88.89%) OSPF
2 22 (81.48%) Firewall
3 18 (66.67%) VPN
4 16 (59.26%) MPLS
5 14 (51.85%) LAN
5 14 (51.85%) WAN
6 13 (48.15%) Wireless
7 12 (44.44%) Cisco ASA
8 11 (40.74%) Cisco Nexus
8 11 (40.74%) Network Security
9 10 (37.04%) IPsec
9 10 (37.04%) TCP/IP
9 10 (37.04%) VoIP
10 9 (33.33%) WLAN
11 8 (29.63%) EIGRP
12 7 (25.93%) HSRP
12 7 (25.93%) Multicast
12 7 (25.93%) VRRP
13 6 (22.22%) VLAN
14 5 (18.52%) Cisco IPT
Development Applications
1 5 (18.52%) VSS/SourceSafe
2 1 (3.70%) Sonatype Nexus
General
1 6 (22.22%) Banking
2 3 (11.11%) Telecoms
3 2 (7.41%) Finance
4 1 (3.70%) Back Office
4 1 (3.70%) Front Office
4 1 (3.70%) Investment Banking
4 1 (3.70%) Legal
Job Titles
1 22 (81.48%) Network Engineer
2 7 (25.93%) Senior Network Engineer
3 5 (18.52%) Network Security Engineer
3 5 (18.52%) Security Engineer
4 4 (14.81%) Cisco Engineer
4 4 (14.81%) Cisco Network Engineer
5 3 (11.11%) Senior Cisco Engineer
5 3 (11.11%) Senior Cisco Network Engineer
6 2 (7.41%) Architect
6 2 (7.41%) Deployment Engineer
6 2 (7.41%) Network Deployment Engineer
6 2 (7.41%) WAN Engineer
7 1 (3.70%) Communications Engineer
7 1 (3.70%) Data Centre Manager
7 1 (3.70%) Design Engineer
7 1 (3.70%) Field Engineer
7 1 (3.70%) Project Manager
7 1 (3.70%) Solutions Architect
7 1 (3.70%) Technical Architect
7 1 (3.70%) Transition Manager
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 4 (14.81%) 802.1X
Miscellaneous
1 10 (37.04%) Data Centre
2 3 (11.11%) Video Conferencing
3 2 (7.41%) Public Cloud
4 1 (3.70%) Distributed Denial-of-Service
4 1 (3.70%) e-Health
4 1 (3.70%) Greenfield Project
4 1 (3.70%) Management Information System
4 1 (3.70%) Replication
4 1 (3.70%) Social Media
4 1 (3.70%) User Experience
Operating Systems
1 1 (3.70%) Linux
1 1 (3.70%) Unix
1 1 (3.70%) Windows
1 1 (3.70%) Windows 7
1 1 (3.70%) Windows Server 2008
Processes & Methodologies
1 8 (29.63%) Load Balancing
2 7 (25.93%) ITIL
2 7 (25.93%) Network Monitoring
3 6 (22.22%) Project Management
4 5 (18.52%) Network Design
4 5 (18.52%) Statistics
5 4 (14.81%) Network Virtualisation
5 4 (14.81%) Project Delivery
6 3 (11.11%) Migration
6 3 (11.11%) Network Architecture
6 3 (11.11%) Network Management
7 2 (7.41%) Change Management
7 2 (7.41%) Service Delivery
7 2 (7.41%) Technical Architecture
7 2 (7.41%) Technical Leadership
7 2 (7.41%) WAN Optimisation
8 1 (3.70%) Decision-Making
8 1 (3.70%) Product Roadmap
8 1 (3.70%) Runbook
8 1 (3.70%) Strategic Roadmap
Programming Languages
1 1 (3.70%) C
1 1 (3.70%) Python
Qualifications
1 19 (70.37%) Cisco Certification
2 16 (59.26%) CCNP
3 5 (18.52%) CCNA
3 5 (18.52%) Degree
4 4 (14.81%) CCIE
4 4 (14.81%) CCSP
5 3 (11.11%) SC Cleared
5 3 (11.11%) Security Cleared
6 2 (7.41%) CCDA
6 2 (7.41%) CCDP
7 1 (3.70%) BC Cleared
7 1 (3.70%) BPSS Clearance
7 1 (3.70%) CCIE Routing and Switching
7 1 (3.70%) PRINCE2 Certification
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 1 (3.70%) QA
System Software
1 1 (3.70%) ProxySG
1 1 (3.70%) VMware Infrastructure
1 1 (3.70%) VMware NSX
1 1 (3.70%) vSphere
1 1 (3.70%) XenDesktop
Systems Management
1 1 (3.70%) Ansible
1 1 (3.70%) CA Spectrum
1 1 (3.70%) Cacti
1 1 (3.70%) Endace
1 1 (3.70%) Iperf
1 1 (3.70%) Nagios
Vendors
1 24 (88.89%) Cisco
2 12 (44.44%) Palo Alto
3 8 (29.63%) F5
4 7 (25.93%) CheckPoint
5 6 (22.22%) Juniper
6 3 (11.11%) Zscaler
7 2 (7.41%) Arista
7 2 (7.41%) Blue Coat
7 2 (7.41%) CA
7 2 (7.41%) Citrix
7 2 (7.41%) Fortinet
7 2 (7.41%) Microsoft
7 2 (7.41%) SolarWinds
7 2 (7.41%) VMware
8 1 (3.70%) Aruba
8 1 (3.70%) Dell
8 1 (3.70%) Forcepoint
8 1 (3.70%) HP
8 1 (3.70%) Radware
8 1 (3.70%) Remedy