Period
to 25 May 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 25 May 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
25 May 2018
Same period 2017 Same period 2016
Rank 234 199 195
Rank change year-on-year -35 -4 +20
Contract jobs citing BGP 20 30 39
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in the City of London 0.29% 0.49% 0.60%
As % of the Communications & Networking category 2.27% 4.44% 5.02%
Number of daily rates quoted 13 18 33
City of London median daily rate £430 £425 £388
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +1.18% +9.68% +3.33%
10th Percentile £375 £241 £273
90th Percentile £506 £529 £495
Central London median daily rate £425 £425 £394
% change year-on-year - +7.94% +7.88%
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 882 675 777
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in the City of London 12.64% 10.96% 11.99%
Number of daily rates quoted 693 515 580
City of London median daily rate £450 £450 £425
Median daily rate % change year-on-year - +5.88% +6.25%
10th Percentile £235 £207 £256
90th Percentile £625 £625 £588
Central London median daily rate £450 £450 £425
% change year-on-year - +5.88% +6.25%
Number of hourly rates quoted 26 22 16
City of London median hourly rate £18.10 £20.08 £24.00
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year -9.85% -16.34% +28.34%
10th Percentile £12.13 £12.92 £18.50
90th Percentile £33.00 £29.98 £30.00
Central London median hourly rate £18.10 £20.08 £21.34
% change year-on-year -9.85% -5.92% +13.21%

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 25 May 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 25 May 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 18 (90.00%) OSPF
2 16 (80.00%) Cisco
3 15 (75.00%) Firewall
4 11 (55.00%) Finance
4 11 (55.00%) Cisco Nexus
5 10 (50.00%) MPLS
6 9 (45.00%) Network Security
7 8 (40.00%) F5
7 8 (40.00%) Wireless
7 8 (40.00%) ITIL
7 8 (40.00%) LAN
7 8 (40.00%) WAN
8 7 (35.00%) Cisco Certification
8 7 (35.00%) CheckPoint
9 6 (30.00%) VPN
9 6 (30.00%) Juniper
9 6 (30.00%) F5 BIG-IP LTM
9 6 (30.00%) Multicast
9 6 (30.00%) Cisco IOS
10 5 (25.00%) Wireshark
10 5 (25.00%) F5 BIG-IP GTM
10 5 (25.00%) Cisco ASA
10 5 (25.00%) Change Management
10 5 (25.00%) Python
10 5 (25.00%) NX-OS
10 5 (25.00%) Palo Alto
11 4 (20.00%) Problem-Solving
11 4 (20.00%) Windows
11 4 (20.00%) ISDN
11 4 (20.00%) TCP/IP

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:

Cloud Services
1 2 (10.00%) Amazon AWS
2 1 (5.00%) Google Cloud Platform
2 1 (5.00%) IaaS
2 1 (5.00%) Microsoft Azure
2 1 (5.00%) PaaS
2 1 (5.00%) SaaS
2 1 (5.00%) Virtual Private Cloud
Communications & Networking
1 18 (90.00%) OSPF
2 15 (75.00%) Firewall
3 11 (55.00%) Cisco Nexus
4 10 (50.00%) MPLS
5 9 (45.00%) Network Security
6 8 (40.00%) LAN
6 8 (40.00%) WAN
6 8 (40.00%) Wireless
7 6 (30.00%) Cisco IOS
7 6 (30.00%) F5 BIG-IP LTM
7 6 (30.00%) Multicast
7 6 (30.00%) VPN
8 5 (25.00%) Cisco ASA
8 5 (25.00%) F5 BIG-IP GTM
8 5 (25.00%) NX-OS
8 5 (25.00%) Wireshark
9 4 (20.00%) HSRP
9 4 (20.00%) ISDN
9 4 (20.00%) Junos
9 4 (20.00%) TCP/IP
Development Applications
1 1 (5.00%) Sonatype Nexus
General
1 11 (55.00%) Finance
2 4 (20.00%) Banking
3 3 (15.00%) Corporate Banking
3 3 (15.00%) Investment Banking
4 1 (5.00%) Legal
4 1 (5.00%) Publishing
Job Titles
1 8 (40.00%) Network Engineer
2 3 (15.00%) Analyst
2 3 (15.00%) Network Analyst
2 3 (15.00%) Network Security Analyst
2 3 (15.00%) Operations Engineer
2 3 (15.00%) Security Analyst
3 2 (10.00%) Architect
3 2 (10.00%) Cisco Engineer
3 2 (10.00%) Cisco Network Engineer
3 2 (10.00%) Network Security Engineer
3 2 (10.00%) Security Engineer
3 2 (10.00%) Senior Network Engineer
3 2 (10.00%) Wireless Engineer
4 1 (5.00%) Consultant
4 1 (5.00%) Design Engineer
4 1 (5.00%) Network Consultant
4 1 (5.00%) Network Support
4 1 (5.00%) Solutions Architect
4 1 (5.00%) Support Engineer
4 1 (5.00%) Technical Leader
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 1 (5.00%) HTML
1 1 (5.00%) JSON
1 1 (5.00%) WAP
1 1 (5.00%) XML
1 1 (5.00%) XMPP
Miscellaneous
1 3 (15.00%) Analytical Skills
1 3 (15.00%) Self-Motivation
2 2 (10.00%) Data Centre
2 2 (10.00%) Greenfield Project
2 2 (10.00%) Management Information System
3 1 (5.00%) Private Cloud
Operating Systems
1 4 (20.00%) Windows
2 3 (15.00%) Unix
Processes & Methodologies
1 8 (40.00%) ITIL
2 5 (25.00%) Change Management
3 4 (20.00%) Network Management
3 4 (20.00%) Problem-Solving
3 4 (20.00%) Service Delivery
3 4 (20.00%) Service Management
4 3 (15.00%) Incident Management
4 3 (15.00%) Network Architecture
4 3 (15.00%) Network Monitoring
4 3 (15.00%) Project Management
4 3 (15.00%) Risk Assessment
4 3 (15.00%) Technical Analysis
5 2 (10.00%) Coaching
5 2 (10.00%) Disaster Recovery
5 2 (10.00%) Load Balancing
5 2 (10.00%) Performance Tuning
5 2 (10.00%) Proactive Monitoring
5 2 (10.00%) Risk Management
5 2 (10.00%) System Testing
5 2 (10.00%) Translating Business Requirements
Programming Languages
1 5 (25.00%) Python
2 3 (15.00%) Perl
3 1 (5.00%) PowerShell
Qualifications
1 7 (35.00%) Cisco Certification
2 3 (15.00%) CCNP
2 3 (15.00%) Check Point Certification
2 3 (15.00%) CISSP
2 3 (15.00%) ITIL Foundation Certificate
3 2 (10.00%) CCIE
3 2 (10.00%) CCNA
4 1 (5.00%) ITIL Certification
4 1 (5.00%) SC Cleared
4 1 (5.00%) Security Cleared
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 1 (5.00%) GCP
1 1 (5.00%) QA
System Software
1 3 (15.00%) ProxySG
2 1 (5.00%) VMware Infrastructure
2 1 (5.00%) VMware NSX
Systems Management
1 1 (5.00%) Ansible
1 1 (5.00%) Cisco CUCM
1 1 (5.00%) FortiGate
Vendors
1 16 (80.00%) Cisco
2 8 (40.00%) F5
3 7 (35.00%) CheckPoint
4 6 (30.00%) Juniper
5 5 (25.00%) Palo Alto
6 4 (20.00%) Blue Coat
6 4 (20.00%) McAfee
6 4 (20.00%) NetScout
7 3 (15.00%) Bloomberg
7 3 (15.00%) FireEye
7 3 (15.00%) Reuters
7 3 (15.00%) SevOne
7 3 (15.00%) Sun
8 2 (10.00%) Aruba
8 2 (10.00%) Citrix
8 2 (10.00%) Riverbed
8 2 (10.00%) SolarWinds
9 1 (5.00%) Fortinet
9 1 (5.00%) Infoblox
9 1 (5.00%) WatchGuard