Period
to 12 November 2018

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 12 November 2018 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
12 Nov 2018
Same period 2017 Same period 2016
Rank 213 221 208
Rank change year-on-year +8 -13 -12
Contract jobs citing BGP 44 24 38
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in the City of London 0.63% 0.34% 0.57%
As % of the Communications & Networking category 5.77% 3.25% 3.99%
Number of daily rates quoted 37 16 25
City of London median daily rate £430 £494 £413
Median daily rate % change year-on-year -12.91% +19.70% +3.13%
10th Percentile £355 £326 £276
90th Percentile £528 £569 £515
Central London median daily rate £420 £494 £406
% change year-on-year -14.94% +21.54% +1.56%
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 762 739 953
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in the City of London 10.95% 10.52% 14.31%
Number of daily rates quoted 590 575 732
City of London median daily rate £425 £450 £450
Median daily rate % change year-on-year -5.56% - +5.88%
10th Percentile £162 £213 £286
90th Percentile £625 £638 £588
Central London median daily rate £425 £450 £450
% change year-on-year -5.56% - +5.88%
Number of hourly rates quoted 30 13 12
City of London median hourly rate £18.70 £17.00 £19.00
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year +10.00% -10.53% +7.10%
10th Percentile £12.75 £11.86 £11.50
90th Percentile £25.50 £23.28 £32.83
Central London median hourly rate £18.76 £16.96 £18.45
% change year-on-year +10.63% -8.09% +4.00%

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 12 November 2018.

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 12 November 2018, 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 40 (90.91%) OSPF
2 38 (86.36%) Firewall
3 35 (79.55%) Cisco
4 26 (59.09%) Cisco Certification
5 25 (56.82%) WAN
6 21 (47.73%) Wireless
7 20 (45.45%) Finance
7 20 (45.45%) TCP/IP
7 20 (45.45%) VPN
7 20 (45.45%) LAN
8 18 (40.91%) CCNP
9 17 (38.64%) CheckPoint
9 17 (38.64%) DNS
9 17 (38.64%) DHCP
9 17 (38.64%) Cisco Nexus
10 16 (36.36%) Cisco ASA
11 14 (31.82%) Data Centre
12 13 (29.55%) Cisco IOS
12 13 (29.55%) Wireshark
12 13 (29.55%) Juniper
12 13 (29.55%) EIGRP
13 12 (27.27%) Network Design
13 12 (27.27%) MPLS
13 12 (27.27%) Network Security
13 12 (27.27%) Palo Alto
14 11 (25.00%) NX-OS
14 11 (25.00%) Multicast
14 11 (25.00%) CCIE
15 10 (22.73%) Windows
15 10 (22.73%) IPsec

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 (2.27%) Elasticsearch
1 1 (2.27%) Skype for Business
Applications
1 3 (6.82%) Microsoft Office
2 2 (4.55%) Microsoft Excel
2 2 (4.55%) Microsoft PowerPoint
2 2 (4.55%) MS Visio
Cloud Services
1 5 (11.36%) Amazon AWS
1 5 (11.36%) Microsoft Azure
2 4 (9.09%) Google Cloud Platform
3 1 (2.27%) IaaS
3 1 (2.27%) PaaS
Communications & Networking
1 40 (90.91%) OSPF
2 38 (86.36%) Firewall
3 25 (56.82%) WAN
4 21 (47.73%) Wireless
5 20 (45.45%) LAN
5 20 (45.45%) TCP/IP
5 20 (45.45%) VPN
6 17 (38.64%) Cisco Nexus
6 17 (38.64%) DHCP
6 17 (38.64%) DNS
7 16 (36.36%) Cisco ASA
8 13 (29.55%) Cisco IOS
8 13 (29.55%) EIGRP
8 13 (29.55%) Wireshark
9 12 (27.27%) MPLS
9 12 (27.27%) Network Security
10 11 (25.00%) Multicast
10 11 (25.00%) NX-OS
11 10 (22.73%) IPsec
11 10 (22.73%) VLAN
Database & Business Intelligence
1 1 (2.27%) MySQL
1 1 (2.27%) PostgreSQL
1 1 (2.27%) Redis
1 1 (2.27%) SQLite
Development Applications
1 4 (9.09%) Sonatype Nexus
2 1 (2.27%) Git (software)
2 1 (2.27%) Jenkins
2 1 (2.27%) Robot Framework
General
1 20 (45.45%) Finance
2 5 (11.36%) Banking
3 3 (6.82%) Manufacturing
Job Titles
1 35 (79.55%) Network Engineer
2 13 (29.55%) Senior Network Engineer
3 8 (18.18%) Cisco Engineer
3 8 (18.18%) Cisco Network Engineer
4 5 (11.36%) Network Security Engineer
4 5 (11.36%) Security Engineer
5 3 (6.82%) Administrator
5 3 (6.82%) Architect
5 3 (6.82%) CISSP Engineer
5 3 (6.82%) Firewall Engineer
5 3 (6.82%) Network Administrator
5 3 (6.82%) Network Architect
5 3 (6.82%) Senior Cisco Engineer
5 3 (6.82%) Senior Cisco Network Engineer
5 3 (6.82%) Senior Network Security Engineer
5 3 (6.82%) Senior Security Engineer
5 3 (6.82%) Voice Engineer
5 3 (6.82%) Voice Network Engineer
6 2 (4.55%) Senior Voice Engineer
6 2 (4.55%) Senior Voice Network Engineer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 2 (4.55%) .NET
1 2 (4.55%) 802.1X
1 2 (4.55%) Web Services
2 1 (2.27%) Elastic Stack
2 1 (2.27%) JSON
2 1 (2.27%) Kafka
2 1 (2.27%) LDAP
2 1 (2.27%) RabbitMQ
2 1 (2.27%) REST
2 1 (2.27%) SOAP
2 1 (2.27%) XML
2 1 (2.27%) XML-RPC
Miscellaneous
1 14 (31.82%) Data Centre
2 5 (11.36%) Analytical Skills
3 3 (6.82%) Computer Science
3 3 (6.82%) Management Information System
4 1 (2.27%) Linux Command Line
4 1 (2.27%) PKI
4 1 (2.27%) Self-Motivation
Operating Systems
1 10 (22.73%) Windows
2 7 (15.91%) Unix
3 2 (4.55%) Linux
4 1 (2.27%) CentOS
4 1 (2.27%) Debian
4 1 (2.27%) Ubuntu
4 1 (2.27%) Windows 7
4 1 (2.27%) Windows Server
4 1 (2.27%) Windows Server 2003
4 1 (2.27%) Windows Server 2008
4 1 (2.27%) Windows Server 2012
Processes & Methodologies
1 12 (27.27%) Network Design
2 7 (15.91%) Load Balancing
3 6 (13.64%) Change Management
3 6 (13.64%) ITIL
3 6 (13.64%) Migration
3 6 (13.64%) Network Monitoring
4 5 (11.36%) High Availability
4 5 (11.36%) Information Security
4 5 (11.36%) Network Architecture
4 5 (11.36%) Problem-Solving
5 4 (9.09%) Coaching
6 3 (6.82%) Contingency Planning
6 3 (6.82%) Disaster Recovery
6 3 (6.82%) Performance Tuning
6 3 (6.82%) Risk Assessment
6 3 (6.82%) Stakeholder Management
6 3 (6.82%) System Testing
6 3 (6.82%) Task Automation
6 3 (6.82%) Technical Analysis
7 2 (4.55%) Incident Management
Programming Languages
1 6 (13.64%) Python
2 5 (11.36%) Perl
3 2 (4.55%) PowerShell
4 1 (2.27%) Bourne shell
4 1 (2.27%) C
4 1 (2.27%) Java
4 1 (2.27%) PHP
4 1 (2.27%) Ruby
4 1 (2.27%) XPath
Qualifications
1 26 (59.09%) Cisco Certification
2 18 (40.91%) CCNP
3 11 (25.00%) CCIE
4 9 (20.45%) CCNA
5 6 (13.64%) CISSP
6 3 (6.82%) CCIE Routing and Switching
6 3 (6.82%) Check Point Certification
6 3 (6.82%) GIAC
6 3 (6.82%) ITIL Foundation Certificate
7 2 (4.55%) Avaya Certification
7 2 (4.55%) CCSE
7 2 (4.55%) CCSM
7 2 (4.55%) Computer Science Degree
7 2 (4.55%) Degree
8 1 (2.27%) CCSP
8 1 (2.27%) JNCIP
8 1 (2.27%) SC Cleared
8 1 (2.27%) Security Cleared
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 3 (6.82%) SLA
2 1 (2.27%) ISO/IEC 27001
2 1 (2.27%) QA
System Software
1 3 (6.82%) VMware Infrastructure
2 2 (4.55%) Active Directory
2 2 (4.55%) Firmware
2 2 (4.55%) VMware ESXi
3 1 (2.27%) Docker
3 1 (2.27%) KVM
3 1 (2.27%) pfSense
3 1 (2.27%) vSphere
Systems Management
1 8 (18.18%) Nagios
2 4 (9.09%) Ansible
3 3 (6.82%) Cacti
3 3 (6.82%) Cisco CUCM
4 2 (4.55%) Rundeck
4 2 (4.55%) Terraform
5 1 (2.27%) collectd
5 1 (2.27%) FortiGate
5 1 (2.27%) Grafana
5 1 (2.27%) Graphite
5 1 (2.27%) Icinga
5 1 (2.27%) Kibana
5 1 (2.27%) logstash
5 1 (2.27%) Observium
5 1 (2.27%) OpenNMS
5 1 (2.27%) Opscode Chef
5 1 (2.27%) Prometheus
5 1 (2.27%) Salt
5 1 (2.27%) Single Sign-On
5 1 (2.27%) SolarWinds Orion
Vendors
1 35 (79.55%) Cisco
2 17 (38.64%) CheckPoint
3 13 (29.55%) Juniper
4 12 (27.27%) Palo Alto
5 10 (22.73%) F5
6 9 (20.45%) Riverbed
7 8 (18.18%) SolarWinds
8 5 (11.36%) Ruckus Wireless
8 5 (11.36%) VMware
9 4 (9.09%) Arista
9 4 (9.09%) Google
9 4 (9.09%) McAfee
10 3 (6.82%) Aruba
10 3 (6.82%) FireEye
10 3 (6.82%) Forcepoint
10 3 (6.82%) Infoblox
10 3 (6.82%) Microsoft
11 2 (4.55%) Avaya
11 2 (4.55%) Citrix
11 2 (4.55%) Meraki