Period
to 19 August 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 August 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 Aug 2019
Same period 2018 Same period 2017
Rank 207 255 231
Rank change year-on-year +48 -24 -9
Contract jobs citing BGP 58 38 35
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in Central London 0.70% 0.42% 0.45%
As % of the Communications & Networking category 6.49% 3.36% 3.99%
Number of daily rates quoted 42 29 21
Central London median daily rate £475 £415 £425
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +14.46% -2.35% +7.94%
10th Percentile £363 £363 £250
90th Percentile £621 £528 £563
London median daily rate £475 £425 £450
% change year-on-year +11.76% -5.56% +6.51%
Number of hourly rates quoted 1 0 0
Central London median hourly rate £47.50 - -
London median hourly rate £45.00 £56.13 -
% change year-on-year -19.82% - -

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 894 1,131 877
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in Central London 10.81% 12.40% 11.16%
Number of daily rates quoted 667 870 643
Central London median daily rate £475 £450 £450
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +5.56% - +0.84%
10th Percentile £200 £192 £181
90th Percentile £650 £638 £635
London median daily rate £475 £450 £450
% change year-on-year +5.56% - +2.27%
Number of hourly rates quoted 17 28 24
Central London median hourly rate £32.50 £19.50 £21.16
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year +66.67% -7.82% +11.34%
10th Percentile £13.90 £14.60 £13.01
90th Percentile £44.80 £35.08 £31.05
London median hourly rate £24.50 £20.02 £20.58
% change year-on-year +22.41% -2.73% +7.65%

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 August 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 August 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 +18 44 £475 +10.47% 18
City of Westminster - 6 £563 -
West End of London +13 2 - -
Southwark -20 1 - -
BGP
London

For the 6 months to 19 August 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 46 (79.31%) Cisco
2 45 (77.59%) OSPF
3 42 (72.41%) Firewall
4 40 (68.97%) Cisco Certification
5 37 (63.79%) WAN
6 30 (51.72%) VPN
7 26 (44.83%) LAN
7 26 (44.83%) CCNP
7 26 (44.83%) Wireless
8 25 (43.10%) CCIE
9 24 (41.38%) MPLS
10 22 (37.93%) EIGRP
10 22 (37.93%) TCP/IP
10 22 (37.93%) F5
11 19 (32.76%) Multicast
11 19 (32.76%) VoIP
12 18 (31.03%) ITIL
12 18 (31.03%) CheckPoint
12 18 (31.03%) Finance
13 17 (29.31%) Data Centre
14 16 (27.59%) Cisco Nexus
14 16 (27.59%) Ethernet
15 15 (25.86%) IPsec
15 15 (25.86%) NX-OS
16 14 (24.14%) Palo Alto
16 14 (24.14%) Cisco ASA
16 14 (24.14%) Network Security
16 14 (24.14%) VLAN
16 14 (24.14%) Unix
16 14 (24.14%) Python

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 3 (5.17%) Elasticsearch
2 2 (3.45%) Apache
2 2 (3.45%) Tomcat
2 2 (3.45%) WebLogic
3 1 (1.72%) Confluence
Applications
1 4 (6.90%) MS Visio
2 1 (1.72%) Microsoft Office
Business Applications
1 1 (1.72%) RMDS
Cloud Services
1 9 (15.52%) Amazon AWS
2 7 (12.07%) Microsoft Azure
3 2 (3.45%) AWS CloudFormation
3 2 (3.45%) Azure ExpressRoute
3 2 (3.45%) Office 365
3 2 (3.45%) SaaS
4 1 (1.72%) Amazon EC2
4 1 (1.72%) AWS Lambda
4 1 (1.72%) GitHub
4 1 (1.72%) Serverless
4 1 (1.72%) Virtual Private Cloud
Communications & Networking
1 45 (77.59%) OSPF
2 42 (72.41%) Firewall
3 37 (63.79%) WAN
4 30 (51.72%) VPN
5 26 (44.83%) LAN
5 26 (44.83%) Wireless
6 24 (41.38%) MPLS
7 22 (37.93%) EIGRP
7 22 (37.93%) TCP/IP
8 19 (32.76%) Multicast
8 19 (32.76%) VoIP
9 16 (27.59%) Cisco Nexus
9 16 (27.59%) Ethernet
10 15 (25.86%) IPsec
10 15 (25.86%) NX-OS
11 14 (24.14%) Cisco ASA
11 14 (24.14%) Network Security
11 14 (24.14%) VLAN
12 13 (22.41%) Cisco IOS
13 12 (20.69%) DNS
Database & Business Intelligence
1 1 (1.72%) Big Data
Development Applications
1 4 (6.90%) Sonatype Nexus
2 2 (3.45%) Git (software)
2 2 (3.45%) JIRA
2 2 (3.45%) VSS/SourceSafe
3 1 (1.72%) Bitbucket
3 1 (1.72%) Hudson
3 1 (1.72%) Jenkins
3 1 (1.72%) Subversion
General
1 18 (31.03%) Finance
2 8 (13.79%) Telecoms
3 6 (10.34%) Banking
4 4 (6.90%) Financial Institution
5 2 (3.45%) International Banking
5 2 (3.45%) Investment Banking
5 2 (3.45%) Multimedia
6 1 (1.72%) Electronics
6 1 (1.72%) Marketing
Job Titles
1 47 (81.03%) Network Engineer
2 16 (27.59%) Senior Network Engineer
3 7 (12.07%) Cisco Engineer
4 5 (8.62%) Cisco Network Engineer
4 5 (8.62%) LAN Engineer
4 5 (8.62%) WAN Engineer
5 4 (6.90%) Automation Engineer
5 4 (6.90%) Design Engineer
5 4 (6.90%) Juniper Engineer
5 4 (6.90%) SC Cleared Network Engineer
5 4 (6.90%) Voice Engineer
5 4 (6.90%) Voice Network Engineer
6 3 (5.17%) LAN/WAN Engineer
6 3 (5.17%) Network Operations Engineer
6 3 (5.17%) Operations Engineer
7 2 (3.45%) Cloud Engineer
7 2 (3.45%) DevOps Engineer
7 2 (3.45%) Network Infrastructure Engineer
7 2 (3.45%) Senior Voice Network Engineer
7 2 (3.45%) Wireless Engineer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 9 (15.52%) 802.1X
2 3 (5.17%) JSON
2 3 (5.17%) Regular Expression
2 3 (5.17%) YAML
3 1 (1.72%) CSS
3 1 (1.72%) LDAP
Miscellaneous
1 17 (29.31%) Data Centre
2 5 (8.62%) Hedge funds
3 4 (6.90%) Management Information System
3 4 (6.90%) Public Cloud
4 3 (5.17%) Self-Motivation
5 2 (3.45%) PKI
6 1 (1.72%) Analytical Skills
6 1 (1.72%) e-Health
6 1 (1.72%) Eurex
6 1 (1.72%) Social Media
6 1 (1.72%) Video Conferencing
Operating Systems
1 14 (24.14%) Unix
2 13 (22.41%) Linux
3 9 (15.52%) Windows
4 2 (3.45%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
Processes & Methodologies
1 18 (31.03%) ITIL
2 13 (22.41%) Network Design
3 12 (20.69%) Project Management
4 11 (18.97%) Change Management
5 10 (17.24%) Network Management
6 6 (10.34%) Incident Management
6 6 (10.34%) Network Monitoring
6 6 (10.34%) Service Delivery
7 5 (8.62%) Change Control
7 5 (8.62%) DevOps
7 5 (8.62%) High Availability
8 4 (6.90%) Kalman Filter
8 4 (6.90%) Network Virtualisation
8 4 (6.90%) Project Delivery
8 4 (6.90%) Technical Architecture
8 4 (6.90%) Technical Leadership
8 4 (6.90%) WAN Optimisation
9 3 (5.17%) Infrastructure Engineering
9 3 (5.17%) Load Balancing
9 3 (5.17%) Web Filtering
Programming Languages
1 14 (24.14%) Python
2 7 (12.07%) Perl
3 4 (6.90%) Bash Shell
4 3 (5.17%) Shell Script
5 2 (3.45%) C
6 1 (1.72%) Java
6 1 (1.72%) PowerShell
6 1 (1.72%) R
Qualifications
1 40 (68.97%) Cisco Certification
2 26 (44.83%) CCNP
3 25 (43.10%) CCIE
4 8 (13.79%) SC Cleared
4 8 (13.79%) Security Cleared
5 7 (12.07%) CCDP
6 6 (10.34%) CCDA
7 5 (8.62%) CCNA
7 5 (8.62%) CCVP
8 4 (6.90%) BC Cleared
8 4 (6.90%) BPSS Clearance
8 4 (6.90%) CISSP
8 4 (6.90%) Degree
8 4 (6.90%) JNCIE
8 4 (6.90%) JNCIP
9 2 (3.45%) CCSA
9 2 (3.45%) CCSP
9 2 (3.45%) ITIL Foundation Certificate
9 2 (3.45%) Microsoft Certification
10 1 (1.72%) RHCSA
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 3 (5.17%) COBIT
2 2 (3.45%) MiFID
3 1 (1.72%) PCI DSS
3 1 (1.72%) QA
System Software
1 5 (8.62%) ProxySG
2 2 (3.45%) Active Directory
2 2 (3.45%) Docker
2 2 (3.45%) VMware Infrastructure
Systems Management
1 6 (10.34%) Ansible
1 6 (10.34%) Cisco CUCM
2 4 (6.90%) Iperf
3 3 (5.17%) Cacti
3 3 (5.17%) Cisco UCCX
4 2 (3.45%) Cisco CME
4 2 (3.45%) Cisco Prime
4 2 (3.45%) Nagios
4 2 (3.45%) Opscode Chef
4 2 (3.45%) Puppet
5 1 (1.72%) Grafana
5 1 (1.72%) Graphite
5 1 (1.72%) Salt
5 1 (1.72%) Terraform
Vendors
1 46 (79.31%) Cisco
2 22 (37.93%) F5
3 18 (31.03%) CheckPoint
4 14 (24.14%) Juniper
4 14 (24.14%) Palo Alto
5 12 (20.69%) SolarWinds
6 10 (17.24%) Riverbed
7 8 (13.79%) Microsoft
8 7 (12.07%) Blue Coat
8 7 (12.07%) Fortinet
9 5 (8.62%) Meraki
10 4 (6.90%) Aerohive Networks
10 4 (6.90%) Arista
10 4 (6.90%) Aruba
10 4 (6.90%) HP
10 4 (6.90%) NetScout
10 4 (6.90%) SevOne
10 4 (6.90%) Splunk
11 3 (5.17%) Red Box
11 3 (5.17%) Reuters