The following table provides summary statistics for contract job vacancies advertised in 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 23 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.

3 months to
23 Mar 2017
Same period 2016 Same period 2015
Border Gateway Protocol (BGP)
England / London
Rank 313 328 283
Rank change year-on-year +15 -45  
Contract jobs citing BGP 89 92 126
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in London 0.46% 0.42% 0.60%
As % of the Communications & Networking category 3.69% 3.30% 4.46%
Number of daily rates quoted 69 51 93
Median daily rate £450 £400 £338
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +12.50% +18.51%  
90% offered a daily rate of more than £295 £250 £260
10% offered a daily rate of more than £511 £500 £470
UK excluding London median daily rate £356 £363 £366
% change year-on-year -1.72% -1.02%  
Number of hourly rates quoted 1 0 1
Median hourly rate £25.00 - £40.00
UK excluding London median hourly rate £30.00 £44.00 £30.00
% change year-on-year -31.81% +46.66%  

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 London with a requirement for communications and computer networking skills.

Contract Communications & Computer Network Skills
London
Contract job vacancies with a requirement for communications and computer networking skills 2414 2791 2828
As % of all contract IT job vacancies advertised in London 12.57% 12.69% 13.53%
Number of daily rates quoted 1605 1884 1817
Median daily rate £440 £425 £400
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +3.52% +6.25%  
90% offered a daily rate of more than £290 £250 £245
10% offered a daily rate of more than £575 £560 £550
UK excluding London median daily rate £375 £363 £347
% change year-on-year +3.44% +4.32%  
Number of hourly rates quoted 63 57 81
Median hourly rate £42.00 £21.34 £20.00
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year +96.81% +6.70%  
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £17.28 £12.80 £13.46
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £50.00 £43.00 £50.00
UK excluding London median hourly rate £22.85 £37.00 £27.50
% change year-on-year -38.24% +34.54%  

BGP
Job Vacancy Trend in London

The job posting trend of jobs advertised in 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 London

BGP
Contractor Daily Rate Trend in London

This chart provides the 3-month moving average for daily rates quoted in contract jobs citing BGP in London.

Contractor daily rate trend for BGP in London

BGP
Contractor Daily Rate Histogram in London

The daily rate distribution of IT jobs citing BGP in London over the 3 months to 23 March 2017.

Contractor daily rate histogram for BGP in London

BGP
Contractor Hourly Rate Trend in London

This chart provides the 3-month moving average for hourly rates quoted in IT contractor jobs citing BGP in London.

Contractor hourly rate trend for BGP in London

BGP
Contract Job Locations in 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 London region over the 3 months to 23 March 2017. The 'Rank Change' column provides an indication of the change in demand within each location based on the same 3 month period last year.

Location Rank Change
on Same Period
Last Year
Matching
Contract
IT Job Ads
Median
Daily Rate
Last 3 Months
Median Daily Rate
% Change
on Same Period
Last Year
Live
Job
Vacancies
City of London +7 13 £433 +11.61% 8
Croydon - 6 £450 - 2
West Drayton - 1 £375 -
BGP
England

BGP
Top 30 Related IT Skills in London

For the 6 months to 23 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 London region with a requirement for BGP.

1 164 (87.70%) Cisco
2 135 (72.19%) OSPF
3 123 (65.78%) Firewall
4 115 (61.50%) Cisco Certification
5 111 (59.36%) MPLS
6 93 (49.73%) CCNP
7 90 (48.13%) WAN
8 85 (45.45%) TCP/IP
9 82 (43.85%) Juniper
10 79 (42.25%) LAN
11 67 (35.83%) CheckPoint
11 67 (35.83%) Wireless
12 66 (35.29%) VPN
13 62 (33.16%) Cisco ASA
14 58 (31.02%) Finance
15 53 (28.34%) Cisco Nexus
16 51 (27.27%) CCNA
17 49 (26.20%) EIGRP
17 49 (26.20%) Network Security
18 47 (25.13%) Data Centre
19 45 (24.06%) F5
19 45 (24.06%) DNS
20 44 (23.53%) IPsec
21 39 (20.86%) Cisco IOS
22 38 (20.32%) Analytical Skills
23 37 (19.79%) 802.1X
23 37 (19.79%) Palo Alto
23 37 (19.79%) SolarWinds
24 33 (17.65%) HSRP
24 33 (17.65%) VLAN

BGP
Top Related IT Skills in 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 7 (3.74%) nginx
2 5 (2.67%) Apache
3 3 (1.60%) Exchange Server 2010
3 3 (1.60%) Exchange Server 2013
3 3 (1.60%) MS Exchange
4 2 (1.07%) IIS
4 2 (1.07%) OpenStack
5 1 (0.53%) CMS
5 1 (0.53%) Elasticsearch
Applications
1 9 (4.81%) MS Excel
2 1 (0.53%) MS Visio
Cloud Services
1 15 (8.02%) Microsoft Azure
2 9 (4.81%) Amazon AWS
3 5 (2.67%) Office 365
4 4 (2.14%) AWS CloudFormation
5 2 (1.07%) SaaS
6 1 (0.53%) Amazon EC2
6 1 (0.53%) Amazon S3
6 1 (0.53%) AWS CloudTrail
6 1 (0.53%) Azure Active Directory
6 1 (0.53%) Cloud Computing
6 1 (0.53%) Virtual Private Cloud
Communications & Networking
1 135 (72.19%) OSPF
2 123 (65.78%) Firewall
3 111 (59.36%) MPLS
4 90 (48.13%) WAN
5 85 (45.45%) TCP/IP
6 79 (42.25%) LAN
7 67 (35.83%) Wireless
8 66 (35.29%) VPN
9 62 (33.16%) Cisco ASA
10 53 (28.34%) Cisco Nexus
11 49 (26.20%) EIGRP
11 49 (26.20%) Network Security
12 45 (24.06%) DNS
13 44 (23.53%) IPsec
14 39 (20.86%) Cisco IOS
15 33 (17.65%) HSRP
15 33 (17.65%) VLAN
16 26 (13.90%) DHCP
16 26 (13.90%) IPv6
17 24 (12.83%) Ethernet
Database & Business Intelligence
1 3 (1.60%) SQL Server
2 2 (1.07%) MySQL
3 1 (0.53%) Amazon RDS
3 1 (0.53%) Azure SQL Database
Development Applications
1 2 (1.07%) JIRA
1 2 (1.07%) Sonatype Nexus
2 1 (0.53%) Jenkins
2 1 (0.53%) Selenium
2 1 (0.53%) WebDriver
General
1 58 (31.02%) Finance
2 18 (9.63%) Banking
3 12 (6.42%) Telecoms
4 7 (3.74%) Multimedia
5 6 (3.21%) Military
6 5 (2.67%) Financial Institution
6 5 (2.67%) Investment Banking
7 4 (2.14%) Marketing
8 3 (1.60%) Retail
9 2 (1.07%) Corporate Banking
10 1 (0.53%) German Language
10 1 (0.53%) Publishing
10 1 (0.53%) Spanish Language
Job Titles
1 104 (55.61%) Network Engineer
2 30 (16.04%) Cisco Engineer
2 30 (16.04%) Cisco Network Engineer
3 23 (12.30%) Architect
4 22 (11.76%) Analyst
5 20 (10.70%) Network Architect
6 17 (9.09%) Network Analyst
7 14 (7.49%) Cisco Analyst
7 14 (7.49%) Cisco Network Analyst
7 14 (7.49%) Senior Network Engineer
8 11 (5.88%) Network Support
9 10 (5.35%) Wireless Engineer
9 10 (5.35%) Wireless Network Engineer
10 9 (4.81%) Network Security Engineer
10 9 (4.81%) Security Engineer
11 8 (4.28%) Cisco Architect
11 8 (4.28%) Cisco Network Architect
11 8 (4.28%) Consultant
11 8 (4.28%) Network Support Engineer
11 8 (4.28%) Support Engineer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 37 (19.79%) 802.1X
2 6 (3.21%) POSIX
3 4 (2.14%) XMPP
4 2 (1.07%) Web Services
5 1 (0.53%) .NET
5 1 (0.53%) .NET Framework
5 1 (0.53%) ASP.NET
5 1 (0.53%) ASP.NET Web API
5 1 (0.53%) CGI
5 1 (0.53%) Core Data
5 1 (0.53%) CSS
5 1 (0.53%) jQuery
5 1 (0.53%) JSON
5 1 (0.53%) Kafka
5 1 (0.53%) OpenDaylight
5 1 (0.53%) REST
5 1 (0.53%) RESTful
5 1 (0.53%) SOAP
Miscellaneous
1 47 (25.13%) Data Centre
2 38 (20.32%) Analytical Skills
3 8 (4.28%) PKI
4 7 (3.74%) Clustering
5 6 (3.21%) Hybrid Cloud
6 5 (2.67%) RSA SecurID
7 4 (2.14%) Distributed Denial-of-Service
7 4 (2.14%) Social Network
8 3 (1.60%) Fat Client
8 3 (1.60%) Thin Client
8 3 (1.60%) Video Conferencing
9 2 (1.07%) Computer Science
9 2 (1.07%) iSeries
9 2 (1.07%) Management Information System
9 2 (1.07%) Private Cloud
9 2 (1.07%) Social Media
10 1 (0.53%) Digital Media
10 1 (0.53%) e-Health
10 1 (0.53%) Enterprise Software
10 1 (0.53%) Smart Meter
Operating Systems
1 21 (11.23%) Linux
2 19 (10.16%) Windows
3 18 (9.63%) Unix
4 6 (3.21%) Windows Server 2008
5 4 (2.14%) Windows Server 2012
6 3 (1.60%) Windows 7
6 3 (1.60%) Windows Server
7 2 (1.07%) Mac OS X
7 2 (1.07%) Windows 2000
7 2 (1.07%) Windows Server 2003
8 1 (0.53%) CentOS
8 1 (0.53%) Windows 10
8 1 (0.53%) Windows 8
Processes & Methodologies
1 28 (14.97%) Network Management
2 25 (13.37%) Migration
3 24 (12.83%) Network Design
4 20 (10.70%) Load Balancing
5 18 (9.63%) Network Monitoring
6 16 (8.56%) ITIL
7 15 (8.02%) Change Management
7 15 (8.02%) Project Management
8 13 (6.95%) Time Management
9 12 (6.42%) High Availability
10 10 (5.35%) Continuous Improvement
10 10 (5.35%) Network Architecture
10 10 (5.35%) Open Source
10 10 (5.35%) Service Management
11 8 (4.28%) Mentoring
12 7 (3.74%) Load Testing
12 7 (3.74%) Low Latency
12 7 (3.74%) Security Monitoring
12 7 (3.74%) SOA
12 7 (3.74%) Software Engineering
Programming Languages
1 12 (6.42%) Python
2 11 (5.88%) C
3 9 (4.81%) Java
4 6 (3.21%) Shell Script
5 3 (1.60%) Perl
6 2 (1.07%) Lisp
6 2 (1.07%) PHP
6 2 (1.07%) PowerShell
7 1 (0.53%) C#
Qualifications
1 115 (61.50%) Cisco Certification
2 93 (49.73%) CCNP
3 51 (27.27%) CCNA
4 30 (16.04%) CCIE
5 13 (6.95%) Security Cleared
6 9 (4.81%) JNCIE
6 9 (4.81%) SC Cleared
7 8 (4.28%) JNCIA
7 8 (4.28%) JNCIS
8 6 (3.21%) CCSA
9 4 (2.14%) JNCIP
10 3 (1.60%) CCDP
10 3 (1.60%) CCSE
10 3 (1.60%) CCSP
10 3 (1.60%) ITIL Certification
10 3 (1.60%) RHCT
11 2 (1.07%) CISSP
11 2 (1.07%) Degree
12 1 (0.53%) DV Cleared
12 1 (0.53%) PRINCE2 Certification
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 5 (2.67%) SLA
2 2 (1.07%) PCI DSS
3 1 (0.53%) Disclosure Scotland
3 1 (0.53%) ISO 9001
3 1 (0.53%) ISO/IEC 27001
System Software
1 18 (9.63%) VMware Infrastructure
2 9 (4.81%) Active Directory
3 4 (2.14%) Firmware
3 4 (2.14%) Hyper-V
3 4 (2.14%) KVM
3 4 (2.14%) ProxySG
4 3 (1.60%) vCloud
5 2 (1.07%) BIND 9
5 2 (1.07%) VMware ESX
5 2 (1.07%) VMware ESXi
5 2 (1.07%) XenServer
6 1 (0.53%) Apache ZooKeeper
6 1 (0.53%) Docker
6 1 (0.53%) etcd
6 1 (0.53%) Virtual Machines
6 1 (0.53%) VirtualBox
6 1 (0.53%) VMware Server
Systems Management
1 20 (10.70%) Cisco Prime
2 12 (6.42%) FortiGate
3 8 (4.28%) Cisco UCCX
4 7 (3.74%) Graphite
4 7 (3.74%) Opscode Chef
5 6 (3.21%) Cacti
5 6 (3.21%) Nagios
5 6 (3.21%) Puppet
6 5 (2.67%) Cisco CUCM
7 2 (1.07%) Ansible
7 2 (1.07%) CA Spectrum
7 2 (1.07%) OpenView
7 2 (1.07%) OPNET
7 2 (1.07%) Pingdom
7 2 (1.07%) Stealthwatch
7 2 (1.07%) WhatsUp Gold
7 2 (1.07%) ZABBIX
8 1 (0.53%) Docker Swarm
8 1 (0.53%) SCCM
8 1 (0.53%) SolarWinds Orion
Vendors
1 164 (87.70%) Cisco
2 82 (43.85%) Juniper
3 67 (35.83%) CheckPoint
4 45 (24.06%) F5
5 37 (19.79%) Palo Alto
5 37 (19.79%) SolarWinds
6 25 (13.37%) Fortinet
6 25 (13.37%) VMware
7 22 (11.76%) Arista
7 22 (11.76%) Citrix
8 17 (9.09%) Blue Coat
9 14 (7.49%) HP
10 12 (6.42%) Meraki
11 11 (5.88%) Aruba
12 10 (5.35%) Riverbed
13 9 (4.81%) Microsoft
13 9 (4.81%) NetScout
14 8 (4.28%) Avaya
15 7 (3.74%) Infoblox
15 7 (3.74%) Remedy