Period
to 21 January 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 21 January 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
21 Jan 2019
Same period 2018 Same period 2017
Rank 208 228 200
Rank change year-on-year +20 -28 -11
Contract jobs citing BGP 43 21 33
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in the City of London 0.64% 0.30% 0.53%
As % of the Communications & Networking category 5.87% 2.86% 3.94%
Number of daily rates quoted 35 16 24
City of London median daily rate £450 £430 £429
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +4.65% +0.29% +7.19%
10th Percentile £320 £303 £306
90th Percentile £531 £538 £564
Central London median daily rate £425 £428 £429
% change year-on-year -0.58% -0.29% +5.86%
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 732 733 838
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in the City of London 10.82% 10.49% 13.57%
Number of daily rates quoted 557 575 648
City of London median daily rate £425 £450 £450
Median daily rate % change year-on-year -5.56% - +5.88%
10th Percentile £163 £225 £302
90th Percentile £625 £625 £590
Central London median daily rate £425 £450 £450
% change year-on-year -5.56% - +5.88%
Number of hourly rates quoted 30 16 14
City of London median hourly rate £18.85 £16.50 £19.46
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year +14.24% -15.21% -15.39%
10th Percentile £12.75 £11.25 £12.95
90th Percentile £25.70 £22.63 £55.00
Central London median hourly rate £18.76 £15.75 £19.00
% change year-on-year +19.11% -17.11% -5.00%

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 21 January 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 21 January 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 39 (90.70%) OSPF
2 37 (86.05%) Cisco
3 34 (79.07%) Firewall
4 27 (62.79%) Cisco Certification
5 26 (60.47%) WAN
6 23 (53.49%) VPN
7 20 (46.51%) LAN
7 20 (46.51%) Cisco Nexus
8 19 (44.19%) TCP/IP
8 19 (44.19%) CCNP
8 19 (44.19%) Wireless
9 18 (41.86%) Cisco ASA
10 17 (39.53%) CheckPoint
11 16 (37.21%) MPLS
11 16 (37.21%) DHCP
11 16 (37.21%) Finance
12 15 (34.88%) EIGRP
12 15 (34.88%) DNS
13 14 (32.56%) Juniper
14 13 (30.23%) CCIE
14 13 (30.23%) Network Design
14 13 (30.23%) Cisco IOS
14 13 (30.23%) F5
14 13 (30.23%) Data Centre
15 11 (25.58%) CCNA
15 11 (25.58%) Palo Alto
15 11 (25.58%) Wireshark
16 10 (23.26%) Network Security
16 10 (23.26%) Multicast
16 10 (23.26%) VoIP

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 (2.33%) Elasticsearch
Applications
1 4 (9.30%) Microsoft Office
2 3 (6.98%) Microsoft Excel
2 3 (6.98%) Microsoft PowerPoint
2 3 (6.98%) MS Visio
Cloud Services
1 5 (11.63%) Amazon AWS
1 5 (11.63%) Microsoft Azure
2 4 (9.30%) Google Cloud Platform
3 1 (2.33%) IaaS
3 1 (2.33%) Virtual Private Cloud
Communications & Networking
1 39 (90.70%) OSPF
2 34 (79.07%) Firewall
3 26 (60.47%) WAN
4 23 (53.49%) VPN
5 20 (46.51%) Cisco Nexus
5 20 (46.51%) LAN
6 19 (44.19%) TCP/IP
6 19 (44.19%) Wireless
7 18 (41.86%) Cisco ASA
8 16 (37.21%) DHCP
8 16 (37.21%) MPLS
9 15 (34.88%) DNS
9 15 (34.88%) EIGRP
10 13 (30.23%) Cisco IOS
11 11 (25.58%) Wireshark
12 10 (23.26%) Multicast
12 10 (23.26%) Network Security
12 10 (23.26%) VoIP
13 9 (20.93%) Internet
13 9 (20.93%) IPv4
Database & Business Intelligence
1 1 (2.33%) MySQL
1 1 (2.33%) PostgreSQL
1 1 (2.33%) Redis
1 1 (2.33%) SQLite
Development Applications
1 4 (9.30%) Sonatype Nexus
2 1 (2.33%) Git (software)
2 1 (2.33%) Jenkins
2 1 (2.33%) JIRA
2 1 (2.33%) Robot Framework
General
1 16 (37.21%) Finance
2 6 (13.95%) Banking
3 4 (9.30%) Manufacturing
4 2 (4.65%) Telecoms
Job Titles
1 36 (83.72%) Network Engineer
2 12 (27.91%) Senior Network Engineer
3 8 (18.60%) Cisco Engineer
3 8 (18.60%) Cisco Network Engineer
4 5 (11.63%) Network Security Engineer
4 5 (11.63%) Security Engineer
5 3 (6.98%) CISSP Engineer
5 3 (6.98%) Design Engineer
5 3 (6.98%) Firewall Engineer
5 3 (6.98%) Network Design Engineer
5 3 (6.98%) Network Operations Engineer
5 3 (6.98%) Operations Engineer
5 3 (6.98%) Senior Cisco Engineer
5 3 (6.98%) Senior Cisco Network Engineer
5 3 (6.98%) Senior Network Security Engineer
5 3 (6.98%) Senior Security Engineer
5 3 (6.98%) Voice Engineer
5 3 (6.98%) Voice Network Engineer
6 2 (4.65%) Cisco Network Design Engineer
6 2 (4.65%) Senior Voice Engineer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 2 (4.65%) .NET
1 2 (4.65%) 802.1X
2 1 (2.33%) Elastic Stack
2 1 (2.33%) JSON
2 1 (2.33%) Kafka
2 1 (2.33%) RabbitMQ
2 1 (2.33%) REST
2 1 (2.33%) SOAP
2 1 (2.33%) Web Services
2 1 (2.33%) XML
2 1 (2.33%) XML-RPC
Miscellaneous
1 13 (30.23%) Data Centre
2 4 (9.30%) Analytical Skills
3 2 (4.65%) Self-Motivation
4 1 (2.33%) Fintech
4 1 (2.33%) Linux Command Line
4 1 (2.33%) Management Information System
4 1 (2.33%) Public Cloud
Operating Systems
1 10 (23.26%) Windows
2 7 (16.28%) Unix
3 2 (4.65%) Linux
4 1 (2.33%) CentOS
4 1 (2.33%) Debian
4 1 (2.33%) Ubuntu
4 1 (2.33%) Windows 7
4 1 (2.33%) Windows Server
4 1 (2.33%) Windows Server 2003
4 1 (2.33%) Windows Server 2008
4 1 (2.33%) Windows Server 2012
Processes & Methodologies
1 13 (30.23%) Network Design
2 7 (16.28%) Change Management
2 7 (16.28%) ITIL
2 7 (16.28%) Load Balancing
2 7 (16.28%) Network Monitoring
3 6 (13.95%) Information Security
4 5 (11.63%) High Availability
4 5 (11.63%) Network Architecture
5 4 (9.30%) Migration
5 4 (9.30%) Problem-Solving
6 3 (6.98%) Computer Science
6 3 (6.98%) Kalman Filter
6 3 (6.98%) Stakeholder Management
6 3 (6.98%) Task Automation
6 3 (6.98%) Web Filtering
7 2 (4.65%) Coaching
7 2 (4.65%) Low Latency
7 2 (4.65%) Performance Monitoring
7 2 (4.65%) Ultra-Low Latency
7 2 (4.65%) WAN Optimisation
Programming Languages
1 8 (18.60%) Python
2 6 (13.95%) Perl
3 2 (4.65%) PowerShell
4 1 (2.33%) Bash Shell
4 1 (2.33%) Bourne shell
4 1 (2.33%) C
4 1 (2.33%) Java
4 1 (2.33%) PHP
4 1 (2.33%) Ruby
4 1 (2.33%) XPath
Qualifications
1 27 (62.79%) Cisco Certification
2 19 (44.19%) CCNP
3 13 (30.23%) CCIE
4 11 (25.58%) CCNA
5 4 (9.30%) CCIE Routing and Switching
5 4 (9.30%) CISSP
6 3 (6.98%) Avaya Certification
6 3 (6.98%) CCDP
6 3 (6.98%) Computer Science Degree
6 3 (6.98%) Degree
6 3 (6.98%) GIAC
6 3 (6.98%) SC Cleared
6 3 (6.98%) Security Cleared
7 2 (4.65%) BC Cleared
7 2 (4.65%) BPSS Clearance
7 2 (4.65%) CCDA
7 2 (4.65%) CCSE
7 2 (4.65%) CCSM
7 2 (4.65%) JNCIP
8 1 (2.33%) Check Point Certification
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 4 (9.30%) SLA
2 1 (2.33%) QA
System Software
1 3 (6.98%) Firmware
2 2 (4.65%) VMware ESXi
2 2 (4.65%) VMware Infrastructure
3 1 (2.33%) Active Directory
3 1 (2.33%) Docker
3 1 (2.33%) KVM
3 1 (2.33%) vSphere
Systems Management
1 8 (18.60%) Nagios
2 4 (9.30%) Ansible
3 3 (6.98%) Cacti
4 2 (4.65%) Cisco CUCM
4 2 (4.65%) Cisco Prime
4 2 (4.65%) FortiGate
4 2 (4.65%) Rundeck
4 2 (4.65%) SolarWinds Orion
4 2 (4.65%) Terraform
5 1 (2.33%) collectd
5 1 (2.33%) Graphite
5 1 (2.33%) Icinga
5 1 (2.33%) Kibana
5 1 (2.33%) logstash
5 1 (2.33%) Netcool
5 1 (2.33%) OpenNMS
5 1 (2.33%) Opscode Chef
5 1 (2.33%) Salt
5 1 (2.33%) SCCM
5 1 (2.33%) ZABBIX
Vendors
1 37 (86.05%) Cisco
2 17 (39.53%) CheckPoint
3 14 (32.56%) Juniper
4 13 (30.23%) F5
5 11 (25.58%) Palo Alto
6 8 (18.60%) Riverbed
6 8 (18.60%) SolarWinds
7 5 (11.63%) Arista
7 5 (11.63%) Ruckus Wireless
8 4 (9.30%) Infoblox
9 3 (6.98%) Aruba
9 3 (6.98%) Avaya
9 3 (6.98%) Forcepoint
9 3 (6.98%) Google
9 3 (6.98%) VMware
10 2 (4.65%) Fortinet
10 2 (4.65%) HP
10 2 (4.65%) Ivanti
10 2 (4.65%) Meraki
10 2 (4.65%) Microsoft