Period
to 11 December 2019

The following table provides summary statistics for contract job vacancies advertised in the City of 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 11 December 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)
Central London > City of London
6 months to
11 Dec 2019
Same period 2018 Same period 2017
Rank 181 213 237
Rank change year-on-year +32 +24 -37
Contract jobs citing BGP 34 44 22
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in the City of London 0.61% 0.62% 0.31%
As % of the Communications & Networking category 5.68% 5.66% 2.90%
Number of daily rates quoted 24 37 15
City of London median daily rate £450 £450 £488
Median daily rate % change year-on-year - -7.69% +14.71%
10th Percentile £343 £348 £310
90th Percentile £497 £531 £570
Central London median daily rate £450 £423 £481
% change year-on-year +6.51% -12.21% +13.24%
Number of hourly rates quoted 1 0 0
City of London median hourly rate £47.50 - -
Central London median hourly rate £47.50 - -

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 the City of London with a requirement for communications or computer networking skills.

All Communications and Computer Networking Skills
City of London
Contract vacancies with a requirement for communications or computer networking skills 599 778 758
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in the City of London 10.70% 10.90% 10.55%
Number of daily rates quoted 446 602 585
City of London median daily rate £450 £425 £450
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +5.88% -5.56% -
10th Percentile £192 £156 £203
90th Percentile £653 £638 £625
Central London median daily rate £450 £425 £450
% change year-on-year +5.88% -5.56% -
Number of hourly rates quoted 11 31 14
City of London median hourly rate £19.50 £18.70 £16.50
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year +4.28% +13.33% -13.16%
10th Percentile £14.00 £13.00 £11.33
90th Percentile £27.00 £25.50 £23.08
Central London median hourly rate £20.00 £18.88 £16.00
% change year-on-year +5.93% +18.00% -15.79%

BGP
Job Vacancy Trend in the City of London

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

Job vacancy trend for BGP in the City of London

BGP
Contractor Daily Rate Trend in the City of London

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

Contractor daily rate trend for BGP in the City of London

BGP
Contractor Daily Rate Histogram in the City of London

The daily rate distribution of IT jobs citing BGP in the City of London over the 6 months to 11 December 2019.

Contractor daily rate histogram for BGP in the City of London

BGP
Contractor Hourly Rate Trend in the City of London

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

Contractor hourly rate trend for BGP in the City of London

For the 6 months to 11 December 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 City of London region with a requirement for BGP.

1 30 (88.24%) Cisco
2 27 (79.41%) OSPF
3 26 (76.47%) Cisco Certification
3 26 (76.47%) Firewall
4 24 (70.59%) VPN
5 23 (67.65%) WAN
6 20 (58.82%) LAN
6 20 (58.82%) CCNP
7 19 (55.88%) MPLS
8 17 (50.00%) Wireless
9 14 (41.18%) Cisco ASA
9 14 (41.18%) VoIP
9 14 (41.18%) ITIL
9 14 (41.18%) F5
10 13 (38.24%) WLAN
10 13 (38.24%) Network Security
11 12 (35.29%) IPsec
11 12 (35.29%) TCP/IP
12 11 (32.35%) EIGRP
12 11 (32.35%) Cisco Nexus
12 11 (32.35%) Palo Alto
13 10 (29.41%) Data Centre
13 10 (29.41%) Cisco IOS
14 9 (26.47%) Ethernet
14 9 (26.47%) CCIE
14 9 (26.47%) NX-OS
14 9 (26.47%) Multicast
15 8 (23.53%) Network Monitoring
15 8 (23.53%) Juniper
15 8 (23.53%) Project Management

BGP
Co-occurring IT Skills in the City of 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 (2.94%) Apache
1 1 (2.94%) MS Exchange
1 1 (2.94%) Tomcat
1 1 (2.94%) WebLogic
Applications
1 2 (5.88%) MS Visio
Cloud Services
1 4 (11.76%) Azure
2 3 (8.82%) Azure ExpressRoute
3 2 (5.88%) AWS
Communications & Networking
1 27 (79.41%) OSPF
2 26 (76.47%) Firewall
3 24 (70.59%) VPN
4 23 (67.65%) WAN
5 20 (58.82%) LAN
6 19 (55.88%) MPLS
7 17 (50.00%) Wireless
8 14 (41.18%) Cisco ASA
8 14 (41.18%) VoIP
9 13 (38.24%) Network Security
9 13 (38.24%) WLAN
10 12 (35.29%) IPsec
10 12 (35.29%) TCP/IP
11 11 (32.35%) Cisco Nexus
11 11 (32.35%) EIGRP
12 10 (29.41%) Cisco IOS
13 9 (26.47%) Ethernet
13 9 (26.47%) Multicast
13 9 (26.47%) NX-OS
14 7 (20.59%) HSRP
Development Applications
1 6 (17.65%) VSS/SourceSafe
General
1 6 (17.65%) Banking
1 6 (17.65%) Finance
2 5 (14.71%) Telecoms
3 3 (8.82%) Investment Banking
4 1 (2.94%) Electronics
4 1 (2.94%) Legal
Job Titles
1 28 (82.35%) Network Engineer
2 8 (23.53%) Senior Network Engineer
3 7 (20.59%) Cisco Engineer
4 6 (17.65%) Cisco Network Engineer
5 4 (11.76%) Network Security Engineer
5 4 (11.76%) Security Engineer
6 3 (8.82%) Senior Cisco Engineer
6 3 (8.82%) Senior Cisco Network Engineer
7 2 (5.88%) Architect
7 2 (5.88%) Deployment Engineer
7 2 (5.88%) Juniper Engineer
7 2 (5.88%) Network Deployment Engineer
7 2 (5.88%) Network Operations Engineer
7 2 (5.88%) Operations Engineer
7 2 (5.88%) WAN Engineer
8 1 (2.94%) Cisco Design Engineer
8 1 (2.94%) Cisco Network Design Engineer
8 1 (2.94%) LAN Engineer
8 1 (2.94%) LAN/WAN Engineer
8 1 (2.94%) Wireless Network Engineer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 4 (11.76%) 802.1X
Miscellaneous
1 10 (29.41%) Data Centre
2 3 (8.82%) Self-Motivation
2 3 (8.82%) Video Conferencing
3 2 (5.88%) Management Information System
3 2 (5.88%) Public Cloud
4 1 (2.94%) Analytical Skills
4 1 (2.94%) Distributed Denial-of-Service
4 1 (2.94%) Social Media
4 1 (2.94%) User Experience
Operating Systems
1 7 (20.59%) Unix
1 7 (20.59%) Windows
2 5 (14.71%) Linux
3 1 (2.94%) Windows 7
3 1 (2.94%) Windows Server 2008
Processes & Methodologies
1 14 (41.18%) ITIL
2 8 (23.53%) Network Monitoring
2 8 (23.53%) Project Management
3 7 (20.59%) Load Balancing
4 6 (17.65%) Network Design
4 6 (17.65%) Network Management
5 5 (14.71%) Statistics
5 5 (14.71%) WAN Optimisation
6 4 (11.76%) Change Control
6 4 (11.76%) Change Management
6 4 (11.76%) Migration
6 4 (11.76%) Service Delivery
7 3 (8.82%) Continuous Improvement
7 3 (8.82%) Network Virtualisation
7 3 (8.82%) Product Roadmap
7 3 (8.82%) Project Delivery
8 2 (5.88%) High Availability
8 2 (5.88%) Network Architecture
8 2 (5.88%) Runbook
8 2 (5.88%) Technical Leadership
Programming Languages
1 3 (8.82%) Python
2 2 (5.88%) Perl
3 1 (2.94%) C
Qualifications
1 26 (76.47%) Cisco Certification
2 20 (58.82%) CCNP
3 9 (26.47%) CCIE
4 8 (23.53%) Degree
5 4 (11.76%) CCSP
6 3 (8.82%) CCDA
6 3 (8.82%) CCDP
6 3 (8.82%) CCNA
7 2 (5.88%) ITIL Foundation Certificate
7 2 (5.88%) JNCIE
7 2 (5.88%) JNCIP
7 2 (5.88%) SC Cleared
7 2 (5.88%) Security Cleared
8 1 (2.94%) BC Cleared
8 1 (2.94%) BPSS Clearance
8 1 (2.94%) CCIE Routing and Switching
8 1 (2.94%) CCSA
8 1 (2.94%) CCVP
8 1 (2.94%) Microsoft Certification
8 1 (2.94%) RHCSA
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 1 (2.94%) QA
System Software
1 4 (11.76%) ProxySG
2 3 (8.82%) VMware Infrastructure
3 2 (5.88%) Active Directory
4 1 (2.94%) VMware NSX
4 1 (2.94%) vSphere
4 1 (2.94%) XenDesktop
Systems Management
1 3 (8.82%) Iperf
2 1 (2.94%) Opscode Chef
2 1 (2.94%) Puppet
Vendors
1 30 (88.24%) Cisco
2 14 (41.18%) F5
3 11 (32.35%) Palo Alto
4 8 (23.53%) Juniper
5 7 (20.59%) Blue Coat
5 7 (20.59%) CheckPoint
5 7 (20.59%) Microsoft
6 5 (14.71%) Riverbed
7 4 (11.76%) VMware
8 3 (8.82%) Fortinet
8 3 (8.82%) NetScout
8 3 (8.82%) SevOne
8 3 (8.82%) SolarWinds
9 2 (5.88%) Bloomberg
9 2 (5.88%) Citrix
9 2 (5.88%) HP
9 2 (5.88%) Remedy
9 2 (5.88%) Reuters
9 2 (5.88%) Sun
9 2 (5.88%) Zscaler