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 28 March 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
28 Mar 2017
Same period 2016 Same period 2015
Rank 148 138 156
Rank change year-on-year -10 +18  
Contract jobs citing BGP 14 16 37
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in the City of London 0.46% 0.48% 0.72%
As % of the Communications & Networking category 4.00% 4.04% 5.27%
Number of daily rates quoted 7 13 27
Median daily rate £433 £425 £400
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +1.76% +6.25%  
90% offered a daily rate of more than £320 £253 £304
10% offered a daily rate of more than £545 £490 £550
UK excluding London median daily rate £363 £363 £363
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 0 1
Median hourly rate - - £40.00
UK excluding London median hourly rate £30.00 £45.00 £30.00
% change year-on-year -33.33% +50.00%  

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 350 396 702
As % of all contract IT job vacancies advertised in the City of London 11.43% 11.81% 13.58%
Number of daily rates quoted 264 294 512
Median daily rate £425 £425 £400
Median daily rate % change year-on-year - +6.25%  
90% offered a daily rate of more than £200 £285 £245
10% offered a daily rate of more than £575 £550 £575
UK excluding London median daily rate £375 £363 £347
% change year-on-year +3.44% +4.32%  
Number of hourly rates quoted 11 10 13
Median hourly rate £19.00 £23.00 £18.70
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year -17.39% +22.99%  
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £13.70 £19.00 £13.46
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £27.73 £30.00 £40.00
UK excluding London median hourly rate £22.14 £37.50 £30.00
% change year-on-year -40.96% +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 28 March 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 28 March 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 26 (89.66%) Cisco
2 23 (79.31%) OSPF
2 23 (79.31%) Firewall
3 18 (62.07%) Cisco Certification
4 17 (58.62%) CCNP
5 16 (55.17%) WAN
6 13 (44.83%) Wireless
6 13 (44.83%) Finance
7 12 (41.38%) EIGRP
7 12 (41.38%) MPLS
7 12 (41.38%) LAN
7 12 (41.38%) VPN
8 11 (37.93%) CheckPoint
8 11 (37.93%) Data Centre
9 8 (27.59%) Cisco ASA
9 8 (27.59%) Network Management
9 8 (27.59%) Cisco Nexus
10 7 (24.14%) SolarWinds
10 7 (24.14%) Migration
10 7 (24.14%) Palo Alto
11 6 (20.69%) Meraki
11 6 (20.69%) SAN
11 6 (20.69%) SNMP
11 6 (20.69%) CCNA
11 6 (20.69%) Network Security
11 6 (20.69%) F5
11 6 (20.69%) High Availability
12 5 (17.24%) HSRP
12 5 (17.24%) Investment Management
12 5 (17.24%) Cisco IOS

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:

Applications
1 2 (6.90%) MS Excel
2 1 (3.45%) MS Visio
Cloud Services
1 4 (13.79%) Amazon AWS
1 4 (13.79%) AWS CloudFormation
2 3 (10.34%) Microsoft Azure
3 1 (3.45%) SaaS
Communications & Networking
1 23 (79.31%) Firewall
1 23 (79.31%) OSPF
2 16 (55.17%) WAN
3 13 (44.83%) Wireless
4 12 (41.38%) EIGRP
4 12 (41.38%) LAN
4 12 (41.38%) MPLS
4 12 (41.38%) VPN
5 8 (27.59%) Cisco ASA
5 8 (27.59%) Cisco Nexus
6 6 (20.69%) Network Security
6 6 (20.69%) SAN
6 6 (20.69%) SNMP
7 5 (17.24%) Cisco IOS
7 5 (17.24%) DHCP
7 5 (17.24%) DNS
7 5 (17.24%) IPsec
7 5 (17.24%) iSCSI
7 5 (17.24%) VLAN
7 5 (17.24%) WLAN
General
1 13 (44.83%) Finance
2 3 (10.34%) Banking
3 2 (6.90%) Telecoms
4 1 (3.45%) Military
Job Titles
1 13 (44.83%) Network Engineer
2 10 (34.48%) Analyst
3 8 (27.59%) Senior Network Engineer
4 7 (24.14%) Cisco Analyst
4 7 (24.14%) Cisco Network Analyst
5 6 (20.69%) Cisco Engineer
5 6 (20.69%) Cisco Network Engineer
5 6 (20.69%) Support Analyst
6 5 (17.24%) Cisco Support
6 5 (17.24%) IT Analyst
6 5 (17.24%) IT Support
6 5 (17.24%) IT Support Analyst
6 5 (17.24%) Network Analyst
6 5 (17.24%) Technical Analyst
6 5 (17.24%) Technical Support
6 5 (17.24%) Technical Support Analyst
6 5 (17.24%) Voice Analyst
6 5 (17.24%) Voice Support Analyst
7 4 (13.79%) Senior Cisco Engineer
7 4 (13.79%) Senior Cisco Network Engineer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 1 (3.45%) 802.1X
Miscellaneous
1 11 (37.93%) Data Centre
2 1 (3.45%) Analytical Skills
2 1 (3.45%) Enterprise Software
2 1 (3.45%) Fat Client
2 1 (3.45%) Hybrid Cloud
2 1 (3.45%) Management Information System
2 1 (3.45%) Thin Client
Operating Systems
1 2 (6.90%) Linux
2 1 (3.45%) Windows
Processes & Methodologies
1 8 (27.59%) Network Management
2 7 (24.14%) Migration
3 6 (20.69%) High Availability
4 5 (17.24%) Investment Management
5 4 (13.79%) Kalman Filter
5 4 (13.79%) Network Design
6 3 (10.34%) Incident Management
6 3 (10.34%) ITIL
6 3 (10.34%) ITSM
7 2 (6.90%) Change Control
7 2 (6.90%) Data Migration
7 2 (6.90%) Low Latency
7 2 (6.90%) Network Architecture
7 2 (6.90%) Project Management
7 2 (6.90%) Service Management
7 2 (6.90%) Time Management
8 1 (3.45%) Continuous Improvement
8 1 (3.45%) Line Management
8 1 (3.45%) Mentoring
8 1 (3.45%) People Management
Programming Languages
1 1 (3.45%) Perl
1 1 (3.45%) Python
Qualifications
1 18 (62.07%) Cisco Certification
2 17 (58.62%) CCNP
3 6 (20.69%) CCNA
4 3 (10.34%) CCSE
5 2 (6.90%) CCIE
5 2 (6.90%) CCSA
6 1 (3.45%) JNCIE
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 1 (3.45%) SLA
System Software
1 1 (3.45%) Active Directory
1 1 (3.45%) VMware Infrastructure
Vendors
1 26 (89.66%) Cisco
2 11 (37.93%) CheckPoint
3 7 (24.14%) Palo Alto
3 7 (24.14%) SolarWinds
4 6 (20.69%) F5
4 6 (20.69%) Meraki
5 5 (17.24%) Arista
5 5 (17.24%) Blue Coat
5 5 (17.24%) Fortinet
5 5 (17.24%) Juniper
6 4 (13.79%) Aruba
6 4 (13.79%) NetScout
7 3 (10.34%) ServiceNow
8 2 (6.90%) Avaya
8 2 (6.90%) Citrix
8 2 (6.90%) Infoblox
8 2 (6.90%) Microsoft
8 2 (6.90%) Nortel
8 2 (6.90%) Riverbed
9 1 (3.45%) Forcepoint
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