Period
to 22 August 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 22 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)
Central London > City of London
6 months to
22 Aug 2019
Same period 2018 Same period 2017
Rank 196 224 211
Rank change year-on-year +28 -13 0
Contract jobs citing BGP 42 31 31
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in the City of London 0.66% 0.44% 0.47%
As % of the Communications & Networking category 6.10% 3.61% 4.41%
Number of daily rates quoted 32 22 19
City of London median daily rate £475 £450 £425
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +5.56% +5.88% +6.25%
10th Percentile £342 £369 £244
90th Percentile £536 £604 £553
Central London median daily rate £475 £415 £429
% change year-on-year +14.46% -3.21% +8.89%
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 689 859 703
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in the City of London 10.80% 12.27% 10.60%
Number of daily rates quoted 513 674 527
City of London median daily rate £475 £450 £450
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +5.56% - +1.12%
10th Percentile £200 £202 £185
90th Percentile £650 £638 £642
Central London median daily rate £475 £450 £450
% change year-on-year +5.56% - +1.12%
Number of hourly rates quoted 15 27 21
City of London median hourly rate £32.50 £19.00 £21.16
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year +71.05% -10.19% +11.34%
10th Percentile £13.85 £14.55 £13.31
90th Percentile £44.80 £33.90 £30.00
Central London median hourly rate £32.50 £19.50 £21.16
% change year-on-year +66.67% -7.82% +11.34%

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 22 August 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 22 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 City of London region with a requirement for BGP.

1 35 (83.33%) Cisco
2 31 (73.81%) OSPF
3 29 (69.05%) Cisco Certification
4 28 (66.67%) Firewall
5 27 (64.29%) WAN
6 21 (50.00%) VPN
6 21 (50.00%) CCNP
7 19 (45.24%) LAN
8 18 (42.86%) F5
9 17 (40.48%) CCIE
9 17 (40.48%) MPLS
10 16 (38.10%) TCP/IP
10 16 (38.10%) ITIL
11 15 (35.71%) NX-OS
12 14 (33.33%) Multicast
12 14 (33.33%) VoIP
12 14 (33.33%) EIGRP
12 14 (33.33%) CheckPoint
12 14 (33.33%) Wireless
12 14 (33.33%) Finance
12 14 (33.33%) Network Design
13 13 (30.95%) Ethernet
13 13 (30.95%) Cisco IOS
14 11 (26.19%) Cisco Nexus
14 11 (26.19%) Data Centre
14 11 (26.19%) Unix
14 11 (26.19%) Linux
14 11 (26.19%) Project Management
15 10 (23.81%) Cisco ASA
16 9 (21.43%) Network Security

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 3 (7.14%) Elasticsearch
2 2 (4.76%) Apache
2 2 (4.76%) Tomcat
2 2 (4.76%) WebLogic
Applications
1 3 (7.14%) MS Visio
2 1 (2.38%) Microsoft Office
Business Applications
1 1 (2.38%) RMDS
Cloud Services
1 6 (14.29%) Azure
2 5 (11.90%) AWS
3 2 (4.76%) Azure ExpressRoute
3 2 (4.76%) Office 365
Communications & Networking
1 31 (73.81%) OSPF
2 28 (66.67%) Firewall
3 27 (64.29%) WAN
4 21 (50.00%) VPN
5 19 (45.24%) LAN
6 17 (40.48%) MPLS
7 16 (38.10%) TCP/IP
8 15 (35.71%) NX-OS
9 14 (33.33%) EIGRP
9 14 (33.33%) Multicast
9 14 (33.33%) VoIP
9 14 (33.33%) Wireless
10 13 (30.95%) Cisco IOS
10 13 (30.95%) Ethernet
11 11 (26.19%) Cisco Nexus
12 10 (23.81%) Cisco ASA
13 9 (21.43%) Internet
13 9 (21.43%) Network Security
14 8 (19.05%) BIG-IP
14 8 (19.05%) VLAN
Database & Business Intelligence
1 1 (2.38%) Big Data
Development Applications
1 3 (7.14%) Sonatype Nexus
2 2 (4.76%) Git (software)
2 2 (4.76%) VSS/SourceSafe
3 1 (2.38%) Hudson
General
1 14 (33.33%) Finance
2 9 (21.43%) Telecoms
3 6 (14.29%) Banking
4 4 (9.52%) Financial Institution
5 2 (4.76%) International Banking
5 2 (4.76%) Investment Banking
6 1 (2.38%) Electronics
6 1 (2.38%) Marketing
Job Titles
1 31 (73.81%) Network Engineer
2 8 (19.05%) Senior Network Engineer
3 5 (11.90%) Cisco Engineer
4 4 (9.52%) Automation Engineer
4 4 (9.52%) Design Engineer
4 4 (9.52%) LAN Engineer
4 4 (9.52%) Voice Engineer
4 4 (9.52%) Voice Network Engineer
4 4 (9.52%) WAN Engineer
5 3 (7.14%) Cisco Network Engineer
5 3 (7.14%) Network Operations Engineer
5 3 (7.14%) Operations Engineer
6 2 (4.76%) Consultant
6 2 (4.76%) Deployment Engineer
6 2 (4.76%) Infrastructure Engineer
6 2 (4.76%) Network Consultant
6 2 (4.76%) Network Infrastructure Engineer
6 2 (4.76%) Senior Infrastructure Engineer
6 2 (4.76%) Senior Voice Engineer
6 2 (4.76%) Senior Voice Network Engineer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 5 (11.90%) 802.1X
2 3 (7.14%) JSON
2 3 (7.14%) Regular Expression
2 3 (7.14%) YAML
3 1 (2.38%) CSS
Miscellaneous
1 11 (26.19%) Data Centre
2 5 (11.90%) Public Cloud
3 4 (9.52%) Management Information System
4 3 (7.14%) Hedge funds
4 3 (7.14%) Self-Motivation
5 2 (4.76%) Video Conferencing
6 1 (2.38%) Analytical Skills
6 1 (2.38%) e-Health
6 1 (2.38%) Eurex
6 1 (2.38%) Social Media
Operating Systems
1 11 (26.19%) Linux
1 11 (26.19%) Unix
2 8 (19.05%) Windows
Processes & Methodologies
1 16 (38.10%) ITIL
2 14 (33.33%) Network Design
3 11 (26.19%) Project Management
4 7 (16.67%) Change Management
4 7 (16.67%) Network Management
4 7 (16.67%) Service Delivery
5 6 (14.29%) Incident Management
6 5 (11.90%) Change Control
6 5 (11.90%) High Availability
6 5 (11.90%) Project Delivery
6 5 (11.90%) Technical Architecture
6 5 (11.90%) Technical Leadership
7 4 (9.52%) DevOps
7 4 (9.52%) Network Monitoring
7 4 (9.52%) WAN Optimisation
8 3 (7.14%) Asset Management
8 3 (7.14%) Computer Science
8 3 (7.14%) Migration
8 3 (7.14%) Network Architecture
9 2 (4.76%) Service Management
Programming Languages
1 8 (19.05%) Python
2 4 (9.52%) Perl
3 1 (2.38%) Bash Shell
3 1 (2.38%) C
Qualifications
1 29 (69.05%) Cisco Certification
2 21 (50.00%) CCNP
3 17 (40.48%) CCIE
4 8 (19.05%) CCDP
5 7 (16.67%) CCDA
6 5 (11.90%) CCNA
6 5 (11.90%) CCVP
7 4 (9.52%) BC Cleared
7 4 (9.52%) BPSS Clearance
7 4 (9.52%) CISSP
7 4 (9.52%) Degree
7 4 (9.52%) SC Cleared
7 4 (9.52%) Security Cleared
8 2 (4.76%) CCSA
8 2 (4.76%) CCSP
8 2 (4.76%) ITIL Foundation Certificate
8 2 (4.76%) JNCIE
8 2 (4.76%) JNCIP
8 2 (4.76%) Microsoft Certification
9 1 (2.38%) ITIL Certification
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 3 (7.14%) COBIT
2 2 (4.76%) MiFID
3 1 (2.38%) PCI DSS
3 1 (2.38%) QA
System Software
1 5 (11.90%) ProxySG
2 2 (4.76%) Active Directory
2 2 (4.76%) Docker
2 2 (4.76%) VMware Infrastructure
Systems Management
1 5 (11.90%) Ansible
2 4 (9.52%) Cisco CUCM
2 4 (9.52%) Iperf
3 3 (7.14%) Cisco UCCX
4 1 (2.38%) Cacti
4 1 (2.38%) Opscode Chef
4 1 (2.38%) Puppet
Vendors
1 35 (83.33%) Cisco
2 18 (42.86%) F5
3 14 (33.33%) CheckPoint
4 9 (21.43%) Juniper
5 8 (19.05%) Microsoft
5 8 (19.05%) Palo Alto
5 8 (19.05%) Riverbed
6 7 (16.67%) Blue Coat
6 7 (16.67%) SolarWinds
7 6 (14.29%) Fortinet
8 4 (9.52%) HP
8 4 (9.52%) NetScout
8 4 (9.52%) SevOne
9 3 (7.14%) Arista
9 3 (7.14%) Meraki
9 3 (7.14%) Red Box
9 3 (7.14%) Reuters
9 3 (7.14%) Splunk
10 2 (4.76%) Bloomberg
10 2 (4.76%) Remedy