Period
to 5 August 2020

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 5 August 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)
Central London > City of London
6 months to
5 Aug 2020
Same period 2019 Same period 2018
Rank 122 195 227
Rank change year-on-year +73 +32 -17
Contract jobs citing BGP 13 45 23
As % of all contract jobs advertised in the City of London 0.57% 0.69% 0.33%
As % of the Communications & Networking category 5.28% 6.31% 2.63%
Number of daily rates quoted 8 37 15
Median daily rate £461 £475 £450
Median daily rate % change year-on-year -2.89% +5.56% +5.88%
10th Percentile £361 £334 £353
90th Percentile £603 £529 £578
Central London median daily rate £525 £475 £430
% change year-on-year +10.53% +10.47% +1.18%
Number of hourly rates quoted 1 1 0
Median hourly rate £55.00 £47.50 -
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year +15.79% - -
Central London median hourly rate £55.00 £47.50 -
% change year-on-year +15.79% - -

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 246 713 875
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in the City of London 10.77% 10.96% 12.55%
Number of daily rates quoted 174 531 684
Median daily rate £488 £475 £450
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +2.63% +5.56% -
10th Percentile £255 £208 £205
90th Percentile £638 £663 £634
Central London median daily rate £475 £475 £450
% change year-on-year - +5.56% -
Number of hourly rates quoted 5 16 25
Median hourly rate £37.50 £31.75 £19.00
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year +18.11% +67.11% -10.19%
10th Percentile £35.00 £13.88 £14.45
90th Percentile £49.35 £44.80 £34.35
Median hourly rate £36.25 £31.75 £19.50
% change year-on-year +14.17% +62.82% -7.82%

BGP
Job Vacancy Trend in the City of London

Job postings citing BGP as a proportion 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

3-month moving average daily rate quoted in jobs citing BGP in the City of London.

Daily rate trend for BGP in the City of London

BGP
Daily Rate Histogram in the City of London

Daily rate distribution for jobs citing BGP in the City of London over the 6 months to 5 August 2020.

Daily rate histogram for BGP in the City of London

BGP
Contractor Hourly Rate Trend in the City of London

3-month moving average hourly rates quoted in jobs citing BGP in the City of London.

Hourly rate trend for BGP in the City of London

For the 6 months to 5 August 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 City of London region with a requirement for BGP.

1 11 (84.62%) Cisco
2 9 (69.23%) Cisco Certification
2 9 (69.23%) OSPF
3 8 (61.54%) CCIE
3 8 (61.54%) CCNP
4 7 (53.85%) Finance
4 7 (53.85%) Data Centre
5 5 (38.46%) MPLS
5 5 (38.46%) Firewall
5 5 (38.46%) EIGRP
6 4 (30.77%) Network Design
6 4 (30.77%) Juniper
6 4 (30.77%) DHCP
6 4 (30.77%) SNMP
6 4 (30.77%) Multicast
6 4 (30.77%) Spanning Tree
6 4 (30.77%) VLAN
6 4 (30.77%) Load Balancing
6 4 (30.77%) F5
7 3 (23.08%) FortiGate
7 3 (23.08%) Palo Alto
7 3 (23.08%) Arista
7 3 (23.08%) TCP/IP
7 3 (23.08%) WAN
7 3 (23.08%) Python
7 3 (23.08%) LAN
7 3 (23.08%) Banking
7 3 (23.08%) Migration
7 3 (23.08%) TACACS
7 3 (23.08%) Wireless

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 (7.69%) Confluence
Applications
1 1 (7.69%) Microsoft Office
Cloud Services
1 1 (7.69%) AWS
1 1 (7.69%) Azure
1 1 (7.69%) Cloud Computing
Communications & Networking
1 9 (69.23%) OSPF
2 5 (38.46%) EIGRP
2 5 (38.46%) Firewall
2 5 (38.46%) MPLS
3 4 (30.77%) DHCP
3 4 (30.77%) Multicast
3 4 (30.77%) SNMP
3 4 (30.77%) Spanning Tree
3 4 (30.77%) VLAN
4 3 (23.08%) LAN
4 3 (23.08%) TACACS
4 3 (23.08%) TCP/IP
4 3 (23.08%) WAN
4 3 (23.08%) Wireless
5 2 (15.38%) DNS
5 2 (15.38%) Ethernet
5 2 (15.38%) FTP
5 2 (15.38%) IPsec
5 2 (15.38%) SSH
5 2 (15.38%) VRRP
Development Applications
1 1 (7.69%) Git (software)
General
1 7 (53.85%) Finance
2 3 (23.08%) Banking
3 1 (7.69%) Financial Institution
3 1 (7.69%) Investment Banking
Job Titles
1 13 (100.00%) Network Engineer
2 6 (46.15%) Senior Network Engineer
3 2 (15.38%) Wireless Engineer
3 2 (15.38%) Wireless Network Engineer
4 1 (7.69%) Cisco Engineer
4 1 (7.69%) Cisco Network Engineer
4 1 (7.69%) Design Engineer
4 1 (7.69%) Lead Network Engineer
4 1 (7.69%) Network Design Engineer
4 1 (7.69%) Network Security Engineer
4 1 (7.69%) Security Engineer
4 1 (7.69%) Senior Cisco Engineer
4 1 (7.69%) Senior Cisco Network Engineer
4 1 (7.69%) Senior Network Security Engineer
4 1 (7.69%) Senior Security Engineer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 2 (15.38%) 802.1X
Miscellaneous
1 7 (53.85%) Data Centre
2 2 (15.38%) Analytical Skills
2 2 (15.38%) Self-Motivation
3 1 (7.69%) Clustering
3 1 (7.69%) PKI
3 1 (7.69%) Replication
3 1 (7.69%) Social Media
Processes & Methodologies
1 4 (30.77%) Load Balancing
1 4 (30.77%) Network Design
2 3 (23.08%) Migration
3 2 (15.38%) DNA
3 2 (15.38%) Network Architecture
3 2 (15.38%) Network Management
3 2 (15.38%) Problem-Solving
3 2 (15.38%) Software Testing
4 1 (7.69%) API Integration
4 1 (7.69%) Configuration Management
4 1 (7.69%) Customer Requirements
4 1 (7.69%) DevOps
4 1 (7.69%) Low Latency
4 1 (7.69%) Project Management
4 1 (7.69%) Resource Management
4 1 (7.69%) SIEM
4 1 (7.69%) Stakeholder Engagement
4 1 (7.69%) Test Automation
4 1 (7.69%) Test Planning
4 1 (7.69%) Workflow
Programming Languages
1 3 (23.08%) Python
2 2 (15.38%) Lisp
Qualifications
1 9 (69.23%) Cisco Certification
2 8 (61.54%) CCIE
2 8 (61.54%) CCNP
3 1 (7.69%) CCIE Service Provider
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 2 (15.38%) QA
System Software
1 1 (7.69%) Active Directory
1 1 (7.69%) VMware Infrastructure
Systems Management
1 3 (23.08%) FortiGate
2 2 (15.38%) Cisco Prime
2 2 (15.38%) TrustSec
Vendors
1 11 (84.62%) Cisco
2 4 (30.77%) F5
2 4 (30.77%) Juniper
3 3 (23.08%) Arista
3 3 (23.08%) Palo Alto
4 1 (7.69%) Aruba
4 1 (7.69%) CA
4 1 (7.69%) CheckPoint
4 1 (7.69%) HP
4 1 (7.69%) Huawei
4 1 (7.69%) Nokia
4 1 (7.69%) Sun
4 1 (7.69%) VMware