Period
to 19 August 2018

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 19 August 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)
Central London > City of London
6 months to
19 Aug 2018
Same period 2017 Same period 2016
Rank 219 209 208
Rank change year-on-year -10 -1 -2
Contract jobs citing BGP 28 31 39
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in the City of London 0.40% 0.47% 0.58%
As % of the Communications & Networking category 3.24% 4.36% 4.18%
Number of daily rates quoted 19 19 28
City of London median daily rate £430 £425 £400
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +1.18% +6.25% -5.88%
10th Percentile £363 £244 £313
90th Percentile £543 £553 £508
Central London median daily rate £415 £425 £394
% change year-on-year -2.35% +7.94% -4.55%
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 0 0
City of London median hourly rate - - -
Central London median hourly rate - - -

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 864 711 934
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in the City of London 12.36% 10.68% 13.82%
Number of daily rates quoted 678 534 727
City of London median daily rate £450 £450 £445
Median daily rate % change year-on-year - +1.12% +4.71%
10th Percentile £205 £185 £263
90th Percentile £638 £638 £588
Central London median daily rate £450 £450 £446
% change year-on-year - +0.84% +5.00%
Number of hourly rates quoted 27 21 15
City of London median hourly rate £19.00 £21.16 £19.00
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year -10.19% +11.34% +5.67%
10th Percentile £14.55 £13.31 £11.50
90th Percentile £33.90 £30.00 £26.75
Central London median hourly rate £19.50 £21.16 £19.00
% change year-on-year -7.82% +11.34% +3.60%

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 19 August 2018.

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 19 August 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 City of London region with a requirement for BGP.

1 24 (85.71%) OSPF
1 24 (85.71%) Firewall
2 22 (78.57%) Cisco
3 15 (53.57%) Cisco Certification
3 15 (53.57%) Finance
3 15 (53.57%) WAN
4 14 (50.00%) Wireless
5 12 (42.86%) LAN
5 12 (42.86%) Cisco Nexus
6 11 (39.29%) MPLS
6 11 (39.29%) Network Security
7 9 (32.14%) Wireshark
7 9 (32.14%) VPN
7 9 (32.14%) CCNP
7 9 (32.14%) F5
8 8 (28.57%) Multicast
8 8 (28.57%) Juniper
8 8 (28.57%) TCP/IP
8 8 (28.57%) CCIE
8 8 (28.57%) ITIL
9 7 (25.00%) Windows
9 7 (25.00%) DNS
9 7 (25.00%) CheckPoint
9 7 (25.00%) Cisco IOS
9 7 (25.00%) F5 BIG-IP LTM
9 7 (25.00%) NX-OS
9 7 (25.00%) Data Centre
10 6 (21.43%) F5 BIG-IP GTM
10 6 (21.43%) HSRP
10 6 (21.43%) Network Design

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 (3.57%) Skype for Business
Cloud Services
1 2 (7.14%) Amazon AWS
1 2 (7.14%) PaaS
2 1 (3.57%) Google Cloud Platform
2 1 (3.57%) IaaS
2 1 (3.57%) Microsoft Azure
2 1 (3.57%) SaaS
Communications & Networking
1 24 (85.71%) Firewall
1 24 (85.71%) OSPF
2 15 (53.57%) WAN
3 14 (50.00%) Wireless
4 12 (42.86%) Cisco Nexus
4 12 (42.86%) LAN
5 11 (39.29%) MPLS
5 11 (39.29%) Network Security
6 9 (32.14%) VPN
6 9 (32.14%) Wireshark
7 8 (28.57%) Multicast
7 8 (28.57%) TCP/IP
8 7 (25.00%) Cisco IOS
8 7 (25.00%) DNS
8 7 (25.00%) F5 BIG-IP LTM
8 7 (25.00%) NX-OS
9 6 (21.43%) F5 BIG-IP GTM
9 6 (21.43%) HSRP
10 5 (17.86%) DHCP
10 5 (17.86%) MGCP
General
1 15 (53.57%) Finance
2 4 (14.29%) Banking
3 3 (10.71%) Corporate Banking
3 3 (10.71%) Investment Banking
4 1 (3.57%) Publishing
Job Titles
1 18 (64.29%) Network Engineer
2 5 (17.86%) Cisco Engineer
2 5 (17.86%) Cisco Network Engineer
2 5 (17.86%) Senior Network Engineer
3 4 (14.29%) Operations Engineer
4 3 (10.71%) Architect
5 2 (7.14%) Design Engineer
5 2 (7.14%) Lead Network Engineer
5 2 (7.14%) Network Architect
5 2 (7.14%) Network Design Engineer
5 2 (7.14%) Network Security Engineer
5 2 (7.14%) Security Engineer
5 2 (7.14%) Senior Cisco Engineer
5 2 (7.14%) Senior Cisco Network Engineer
6 1 (3.57%) Cisco Security Engineer
6 1 (3.57%) Network Implementation Engineer
6 1 (3.57%) Network Operations Consultant
6 1 (3.57%) Network Operations Engineer
6 1 (3.57%) Operations Consultant
6 1 (3.57%) Senior Design Engineer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 1 (3.57%) 802.1X
1 1 (3.57%) JSON
1 1 (3.57%) LDAP
1 1 (3.57%) WAP
1 1 (3.57%) Web Services
1 1 (3.57%) XMPP
Miscellaneous
1 7 (25.00%) Data Centre
2 5 (17.86%) Analytical Skills
3 3 (10.71%) Management Information System
3 3 (10.71%) Self-Motivation
4 1 (3.57%) Computer Science
4 1 (3.57%) Greenfield Project
4 1 (3.57%) PKI
Operating Systems
1 7 (25.00%) Windows
2 4 (14.29%) Unix
3 1 (3.57%) Linux
Processes & Methodologies
1 8 (28.57%) ITIL
2 6 (21.43%) Network Design
3 5 (17.86%) Change Management
4 4 (14.29%) Load Balancing
4 4 (14.29%) Migration
4 4 (14.29%) Network Management
4 4 (14.29%) Problem-Solving
4 4 (14.29%) Project Management
4 4 (14.29%) Service Delivery
4 4 (14.29%) Service Management
5 3 (10.71%) Coaching
5 3 (10.71%) Contingency Planning
5 3 (10.71%) Disaster Recovery
5 3 (10.71%) Incident Management
5 3 (10.71%) Network Monitoring
5 3 (10.71%) Performance Tuning
5 3 (10.71%) Risk Assessment
5 3 (10.71%) System Testing
5 3 (10.71%) Technical Analysis
6 2 (7.14%) Risk Management
Programming Languages
1 4 (14.29%) Python
2 3 (10.71%) Perl
3 1 (3.57%) PowerShell
Qualifications
1 15 (53.57%) Cisco Certification
2 9 (32.14%) CCNP
3 8 (28.57%) CCIE
4 4 (14.29%) CCNA
5 3 (10.71%) Check Point Certification
5 3 (10.71%) CISSP
5 3 (10.71%) ITIL Foundation Certificate
6 2 (7.14%) SC Cleared
6 2 (7.14%) Security Cleared
7 1 (3.57%) GIAC
7 1 (3.57%) ITIL Certification
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 1 (3.57%) ISO/IEC 27001
1 1 (3.57%) QA
System Software
1 3 (10.71%) ProxySG
2 1 (3.57%) Active Directory
2 1 (3.57%) pfSense
2 1 (3.57%) VMware Infrastructure
Systems Management
1 3 (10.71%) Cisco CUCM
2 2 (7.14%) Nagios
3 1 (3.57%) Cacti
3 1 (3.57%) Single Sign-On
Vendors
1 22 (78.57%) Cisco
2 9 (32.14%) F5
3 8 (28.57%) Juniper
4 7 (25.00%) CheckPoint
5 5 (17.86%) McAfee
5 5 (17.86%) Palo Alto
6 4 (14.29%) Blue Coat
6 4 (14.29%) Riverbed
6 4 (14.29%) SolarWinds
7 3 (10.71%) Bloomberg
7 3 (10.71%) Citrix
7 3 (10.71%) FireEye
7 3 (10.71%) NetScout
7 3 (10.71%) Reuters
7 3 (10.71%) SevOne
7 3 (10.71%) Sun
8 2 (7.14%) Microsoft
8 2 (7.14%) VMware
9 1 (3.57%) Aruba
9 1 (3.57%) Infoblox