Period
to 20 February 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 20 February 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
20 Feb 2018
Same period 2017 Same period 2016
Rank 232 204 186
Rank change year-on-year -28 -18 -24
Contract jobs citing BGP 20 29 42
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in the City of London 0.28% 0.47% 0.63%
As % of the Communications & Networking category 2.72% 3.66% 6.01%
Number of daily rates quoted 15 22 36
City of London median daily rate £430 £429 £394
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +0.29% +8.89% +5.00%
10th Percentile £302 £295 £228
90th Percentile £538 £571 £475
Central London median daily rate £419 £433 £400
% change year-on-year -3.18% +8.13% +6.67%
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 735 793 699
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in the City of London 10.35% 12.95% 10.45%
Number of daily rates quoted 580 616 515
City of London median daily rate £450 £450 £425
Median daily rate % change year-on-year - +5.88% +6.25%
10th Percentile £230 £282 £225
90th Percentile £625 £598 £588
Central London median daily rate £440 £450 £425
% change year-on-year -2.22% +5.88% +6.25%
Number of hourly rates quoted 15 17 19
City of London median hourly rate £16.00 £19.00 £24.00
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year -15.79% -20.83% +28.34%
10th Percentile £11.25 £13.34 £15.45
90th Percentile £22.55 £55.00 £31.68
Central London median hourly rate £15.50 £19.00 £21.66
% change year-on-year -18.42% -12.27% +15.82%

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 20 February 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

BGP
Contract Job Locations in the City of London

The table below looks at the demand and provides a guide to the median contractor rates quoted in IT jobs citing BGP within the City of London region over the 6 months to 20 February 2018. The 'Rank Change' column provides an indication of the change in demand within each location based on the same 6 month period last year.

Location Rank Change
on Same Period
Last Year
Matching
Contract
IT Job Ads
Median
Daily Rate
Past 6 Months
Median Daily Rate
% Change
on Same Period
Last Year
Live
Job
Vacancies
London Bridge - 1 £300 -
BGP
Central London

For the 6 months to 20 February 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 17 (85.00%) Cisco
2 15 (75.00%) Firewall
3 14 (70.00%) OSPF
4 11 (55.00%) EIGRP
5 10 (50.00%) VPN
6 9 (45.00%) Cisco Certification
6 9 (45.00%) CheckPoint
6 9 (45.00%) Cisco ASA
7 8 (40.00%) Network Design
7 8 (40.00%) MPLS
7 8 (40.00%) Finance
7 8 (40.00%) Multicast
7 8 (40.00%) Palo Alto
8 7 (35.00%) IPsec
8 7 (35.00%) CCNP
8 7 (35.00%) Cisco Nexus
9 6 (30.00%) Network Security
9 6 (30.00%) SSL
9 6 (30.00%) WAN
10 5 (25.00%) LAN
10 5 (25.00%) TCP/IP
10 5 (25.00%) HP
10 5 (25.00%) Wireless
10 5 (25.00%) Data Centre
11 4 (20.00%) NX-OS
11 4 (20.00%) Arista
11 4 (20.00%) Cisco IOS
11 4 (20.00%) Load Balancing
11 4 (20.00%) VLAN
11 4 (20.00%) HSRP

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 (10.00%) MS Visio
Cloud Services
1 1 (5.00%) Amazon AWS
1 1 (5.00%) Google Cloud Platform
1 1 (5.00%) Microsoft Azure
1 1 (5.00%) Virtual Private Cloud
Communications & Networking
1 15 (75.00%) Firewall
2 14 (70.00%) OSPF
3 11 (55.00%) EIGRP
4 10 (50.00%) VPN
5 9 (45.00%) Cisco ASA
6 8 (40.00%) MPLS
6 8 (40.00%) Multicast
7 7 (35.00%) Cisco Nexus
7 7 (35.00%) IPsec
8 6 (30.00%) Network Security
8 6 (30.00%) SSL
8 6 (30.00%) WAN
9 5 (25.00%) LAN
9 5 (25.00%) TCP/IP
9 5 (25.00%) Wireless
10 4 (20.00%) Cisco IOS
10 4 (20.00%) HSRP
10 4 (20.00%) NX-OS
10 4 (20.00%) VLAN
11 3 (15.00%) Cisco Wireless
Development Applications
1 1 (5.00%) Sonatype Nexus
General
1 8 (40.00%) Finance
2 3 (15.00%) Banking
3 2 (10.00%) Multimedia
3 2 (10.00%) Telecoms
4 1 (5.00%) Investment Banking
4 1 (5.00%) Legal
Job Titles
1 13 (65.00%) Network Engineer
2 3 (15.00%) Senior Network Engineer
3 2 (10.00%) Analyst
3 2 (10.00%) Cisco Engineer
3 2 (10.00%) Firewall Engineer
3 2 (10.00%) Network Analyst
3 2 (10.00%) Network Security Analyst
3 2 (10.00%) Network Support
3 2 (10.00%) Network Support Engineer
3 2 (10.00%) Security Analyst
3 2 (10.00%) Support Engineer
4 1 (5.00%) Architect
4 1 (5.00%) Help Desk Support
4 1 (5.00%) Infrastructure Project Manager
4 1 (5.00%) Junior
4 1 (5.00%) Junior Network Engineer
4 1 (5.00%) Junior Network Support
4 1 (5.00%) Junior Network Support Engineer
4 1 (5.00%) Network Security Engineer
4 1 (5.00%) Project Manager
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 1 (5.00%) HTML
1 1 (5.00%) XML
Miscellaneous
1 5 (25.00%) Data Centre
2 3 (15.00%) Analytical Skills
3 2 (10.00%) Management Information System
4 1 (5.00%) Computer Science
4 1 (5.00%) Greenfield Project
4 1 (5.00%) Private Cloud
4 1 (5.00%) Virtual Team
Processes & Methodologies
1 8 (40.00%) Network Design
2 4 (20.00%) Load Balancing
3 3 (15.00%) Change Control
3 3 (15.00%) High Availability
3 3 (15.00%) ITIL
3 3 (15.00%) Network Monitoring
4 2 (10.00%) Agile Software Development
4 2 (10.00%) Change Management
4 2 (10.00%) IT Strategy
4 2 (10.00%) Network Management
4 2 (10.00%) Network Optimisation
4 2 (10.00%) Risk Assessment
4 2 (10.00%) Statistics
4 2 (10.00%) Technical Analysis
5 1 (5.00%) Asset Management
5 1 (5.00%) Capacity Planning
5 1 (5.00%) Network Architecture
5 1 (5.00%) System Testing
5 1 (5.00%) Test Automation
5 1 (5.00%) Time Management
Programming Languages
1 1 (5.00%) C
1 1 (5.00%) Python
Qualifications
1 9 (45.00%) Cisco Certification
2 7 (35.00%) CCNP
3 3 (15.00%) CCIE
3 3 (15.00%) CCNA
4 2 (10.00%) Check Point Certification
4 2 (10.00%) CISSP
4 2 (10.00%) ITIL Foundation Certificate
5 1 (5.00%) CCDP
5 1 (5.00%) CCIE Routing and Switching
5 1 (5.00%) CCSP
5 1 (5.00%) Degree
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 1 (5.00%) GCP
System Software
1 1 (5.00%) iptables
1 1 (5.00%) VMware ESXi
1 1 (5.00%) VMware Infrastructure
1 1 (5.00%) VMware NSX
1 1 (5.00%) vSphere
Systems Management
1 2 (10.00%) OPNET
1 2 (10.00%) SolarWinds Orion
2 1 (5.00%) Ansible
2 1 (5.00%) Cacti
2 1 (5.00%) Cisco CUCM
2 1 (5.00%) FortiGate
2 1 (5.00%) Nagios
2 1 (5.00%) SELinux
2 1 (5.00%) vCenter Server
Vendors
1 17 (85.00%) Cisco
2 9 (45.00%) CheckPoint
3 8 (40.00%) Palo Alto
4 5 (25.00%) HP
5 4 (20.00%) Arista
5 4 (20.00%) SolarWinds
6 3 (15.00%) F5
6 3 (15.00%) Juniper
7 2 (10.00%) Citrix
7 2 (10.00%) FireEye
7 2 (10.00%) McAfee
7 2 (10.00%) Microsoft
7 2 (10.00%) Riverbed
7 2 (10.00%) Tufin
7 2 (10.00%) VMware
8 1 (5.00%) Aruba
8 1 (5.00%) Blue Coat
8 1 (5.00%) Extreme Networks
8 1 (5.00%) Infoblox
8 1 (5.00%) ServiceNow