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 3 months to 22 June 2017 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 / City of London
3 months to
22 Jun 2017
Same period 2016 Same period 2015
Rank 145 150 172
Rank change year-on-year +5 +22  
Contract jobs citing BGP 20 19 40
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in the City of London 0.61% 0.56% 0.69%
As % of the Communications & Networking category 5.88% 3.97% 5.39%
Number of daily rates quoted 13 16 30
Median daily rate £413 £400 £375
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +3.12% +6.66%  
90% offered a daily rate of more than £240 £325 £230
10% offered a daily rate of more than £507 £463 £550
UK excluding London median daily rate £402 £363 £340
% change year-on-year +10.75% +6.61%  
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 0 0
Median hourly rate - - -
UK excluding London median hourly rate £33.00 £47.83 £35.00
% change year-on-year -31.00% +36.65%  

BGP is in the communications and computer networking skills category. The next 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 and computer networking skills.

Contract Communications & Computer Network Skills
City of London
Contract job vacancies with a requirement for communications and computer networking skills 340 478 742
As % of all contract IT job vacancies advertised in the City of London 10.32% 14.04% 12.77%
Number of daily rates quoted 261 377 550
Median daily rate £427 £450 £420
Median daily rate % change year-on-year -5.11% +7.14%  
90% offered a daily rate of more than £215 £288 £275
10% offered a daily rate of more than £600 £575 £550
UK excluding London median daily rate £375 £365 £347
% change year-on-year +2.73% +5.04%  
Number of hourly rates quoted 11 7 25
Median hourly rate £24.86 £19.00 £18.70
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year +30.84% +1.60%  
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £21.40 £17.50 £16.50
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £30.00 £26.00 £41.40
UK excluding London median hourly rate £27.50 £32.50 £26.00
% change year-on-year -15.38% +25.00%  

BGP
Job Vacancy Trend in the City of London

The job posting trend of jobs advertised in the City of London citing BGP as a proportion of all contract or permanent IT jobs with a match in the Communications & Networking category.

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 3 months to 22 June 2017.

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 June 2017, IT contractor jobs citing BGP also mentioned the following skills in order of popularity. The figures indicate the number co-occurrences and its proportion to all contract ads across the City of London region with a requirement for BGP.

1 27 (84.38%) Cisco
2 22 (68.75%) OSPF
3 21 (65.63%) Cisco Certification
4 19 (59.38%) Firewall
5 18 (56.25%) CCNP
6 17 (53.13%) WAN
7 15 (46.88%) LAN
7 15 (46.88%) Wireless
8 14 (43.75%) EIGRP
8 14 (43.75%) VPN
8 14 (43.75%) Data Centre
9 12 (37.50%) Fortinet
10 11 (34.38%) Finance
11 10 (31.25%) MPLS
11 10 (31.25%) CCNA
12 9 (28.13%) CCIE
12 9 (28.13%) CheckPoint
12 9 (28.13%) Palo Alto
12 9 (28.13%) Arista
13 8 (25.00%) VXLAN
13 8 (25.00%) Network Management
13 8 (25.00%) Cisco Nexus
13 8 (25.00%) Migration
13 8 (25.00%) Cisco IOS
13 8 (25.00%) SolarWinds
14 7 (21.88%) Network Security
14 7 (21.88%) Investment Management
14 7 (21.88%) TCP/IP
15 6 (18.75%) Juniper
15 6 (18.75%) SAN

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 (3.13%) Exchange Server 2013
1 1 (3.13%) OpenStack
Cloud Services
1 1 (3.13%) Amazon AWS
1 1 (3.13%) AWS CloudFormation
1 1 (3.13%) Cloud Computing
1 1 (3.13%) Microsoft Azure
Communications & Networking
1 22 (68.75%) OSPF
2 19 (59.38%) Firewall
3 17 (53.13%) WAN
4 15 (46.88%) LAN
4 15 (46.88%) Wireless
5 14 (43.75%) EIGRP
5 14 (43.75%) VPN
6 10 (31.25%) MPLS
7 8 (25.00%) Cisco IOS
7 8 (25.00%) Cisco Nexus
7 8 (25.00%) VXLAN
8 7 (21.88%) Network Security
8 7 (21.88%) TCP/IP
9 6 (18.75%) iSCSI
9 6 (18.75%) SAN
9 6 (18.75%) Structured Cabling
10 5 (15.63%) Multicast
11 4 (12.50%) Cisco ASA
11 4 (12.50%) Spanning Tree
11 4 (12.50%) VLAN
Database & Business Intelligence
1 1 (3.13%) SQL Server
1 1 (3.13%) SQL Server 2008
General
1 11 (34.38%) Finance
2 5 (15.63%) Telecoms
3 4 (12.50%) Banking
4 3 (9.38%) Retail
5 2 (6.25%) Games
6 1 (3.13%) Investment Banking
6 1 (3.13%) Military
6 1 (3.13%) Multimedia
Job Titles
1 13 (40.63%) Network Engineer
2 9 (28.13%) Analyst
3 8 (25.00%) Support Analyst
4 7 (21.88%) Cisco Support
5 6 (18.75%) Cisco Analyst
5 6 (18.75%) Cisco Network Analyst
5 6 (18.75%) IT Analyst
5 6 (18.75%) IT Support
5 6 (18.75%) IT Support Analyst
5 6 (18.75%) Technical Analyst
5 6 (18.75%) Technical Support
5 6 (18.75%) Technical Support Analyst
5 6 (18.75%) Voice Analyst
5 6 (18.75%) Voice Support Analyst
6 4 (12.50%) Architect
6 4 (12.50%) Cisco Engineer
7 3 (9.38%) Network Analyst
7 3 (9.38%) Network Support
7 3 (9.38%) Senior Network Engineer
7 3 (9.38%) Support Engineer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 1 (3.13%) 802.1X
1 1 (3.13%) RESTful
Miscellaneous
1 14 (43.75%) Data Centre
2 3 (9.38%) Analytical Skills
3 1 (3.13%) Fat Client
3 1 (3.13%) Hybrid Cloud
3 1 (3.13%) Thin Client
Operating Systems
1 2 (6.25%) Linux
2 1 (3.13%) Windows
2 1 (3.13%) Windows Server
Processes & Methodologies
1 8 (25.00%) Migration
1 8 (25.00%) Network Management
2 7 (21.88%) Investment Management
3 4 (12.50%) ITIL
4 3 (9.38%) High Availability
4 3 (9.38%) Incident Management
4 3 (9.38%) ITSM
4 3 (9.38%) Low Latency
4 3 (9.38%) Mentoring
5 2 (6.25%) Asset Management
5 2 (6.25%) Network Design
5 2 (6.25%) Project Management
5 2 (6.25%) Resource Allocation
5 2 (6.25%) Service Management
5 2 (6.25%) Stakeholder Management
6 1 (3.13%) Disaster Recovery
6 1 (3.13%) E-Commerce
6 1 (3.13%) Network Planning
6 1 (3.13%) SOA
6 1 (3.13%) Strategic Planning
Programming Languages
1 1 (3.13%) Lisp
1 1 (3.13%) Perl
1 1 (3.13%) Python
1 1 (3.13%) SQL
Qualifications
1 21 (65.63%) Cisco Certification
2 18 (56.25%) CCNP
3 10 (31.25%) CCNA
4 9 (28.13%) CCIE
5 3 (9.38%) CCIE Routing and Switching
6 1 (3.13%) CCDA
6 1 (3.13%) CCNP Voice
6 1 (3.13%) CCSA
6 1 (3.13%) CCSE
6 1 (3.13%) CCVP
6 1 (3.13%) JNCIE
6 1 (3.13%) JNCIS
System Software
1 3 (9.38%) VMware Infrastructure
2 1 (3.13%) Active Directory
2 1 (3.13%) KVM
2 1 (3.13%) VirtualBox
2 1 (3.13%) vSphere
2 1 (3.13%) XenApp
Systems Management
1 1 (3.13%) Cisco UCCX
Vendors
1 27 (84.38%) Cisco
2 12 (37.50%) Fortinet
3 9 (28.13%) Arista
3 9 (28.13%) CheckPoint
3 9 (28.13%) Palo Alto
4 8 (25.00%) SolarWinds
5 6 (18.75%) Juniper
6 5 (15.63%) VMware
7 4 (12.50%) Citrix
8 3 (9.38%) F5
9 2 (6.25%) Aruba
9 2 (6.25%) Avaya
9 2 (6.25%) Blue Coat
9 2 (6.25%) Nokia
9 2 (6.25%) Nortel
9 2 (6.25%) Riverbed
9 2 (6.25%) ServiceNow
10 1 (3.13%) Imperva
10 1 (3.13%) Infoblox
10 1 (3.13%) NetScout