Period
to 18 November 2017

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 6 months to 18 November 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)
England > London
6 months to
18 Nov 2017
Same period 2016 Same period 2015
Rank 447 405 319
Rank change year-on-year -42 -86 -15
Contract jobs citing BGP 180 215 323
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in London 0.39% 0.48% 0.68%
As % of the Communications & Networking category 3.35% 3.41% 5.42%
Number of daily rates quoted 93 151 227
London median daily rate £415 £400 £417
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +3.75% -3.96% +11.07%
10th Percentile £269 £260 £277
90th Percentile £550 £575 £488
England median daily rate £411 £389 £400
% change year-on-year +5.79% -2.81% +10.34%
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 0 3
London median hourly rate - - £43.00
England median hourly rate £18.25 £45.50 £45.31
% change year-on-year -59.89% +0.43% +13.26%

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 London with a requirement for communications or computer networking skills.

All Communications and Computer Networking Skills
London
Contract vacancies with a requirement for communications or computer networking skills 5370 6300 5958
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in London 11.54% 13.93% 12.63%
Number of daily rates quoted 3615 4120 3933
London median daily rate £450 £448 £423
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +0.56% +5.79% +5.75%
10th Percentile £213 £256 £215
90th Percentile £625 £600 £588
England median daily rate £403 £400 £390
% change year-on-year +0.63% +2.56% +4.00%
Number of hourly rates quoted 147 142 178
London median hourly rate £19.50 £19.12 £18.61
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year +2.01% +2.74% -2.08%
10th Percentile £12.65 £11.52 £11.50
90th Percentile £48.20 £50.00 £45.00
England median hourly rate £18.70 £22.84 £20.50
% change year-on-year -18.11% +11.39% +2.50%

BGP
Job Vacancy Trend in London

Job postings citing BGP as a percentage of all IT jobs advertised in London.

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 6 months to 18 November 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 contractor hourly rates quoted in IT 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 6 months to 18 November 2017. 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
Central London -13 29 £488 +14.71% 9
South London -28 13 £375 -16.67%
West London -2 8 £288 -39.47% 1
East London -8 2 £554 +47.67% 4
BGP
England

For the 6 months to 18 November 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.

1 147 (81.67%) Cisco
2 116 (64.44%) OSPF
3 110 (61.11%) Cisco Certification
4 108 (60.00%) Firewall
5 93 (51.67%) EIGRP
6 91 (50.56%) MPLS
7 83 (46.11%) CCNP
8 70 (38.89%) Cisco Nexus
9 69 (38.33%) VPN
10 66 (36.67%) Network Security
11 64 (35.56%) Finance
11 64 (35.56%) Data Centre
12 63 (35.00%) WAN
13 59 (32.78%) Wireless
14 56 (31.11%) CCIE
15 55 (30.56%) IPsec
16 54 (30.00%) LAN
17 46 (25.56%) Palo Alto
18 45 (25.00%) Banking
19 44 (24.44%) Cisco ASA
20 43 (23.89%) Cisco IOS
21 41 (22.78%) TCP/IP
22 39 (21.67%) CheckPoint
23 37 (20.56%) Juniper
24 36 (20.00%) Riverbed
25 34 (18.89%) VLAN
26 33 (18.33%) WLAN
27 32 (17.78%) VoIP
27 32 (17.78%) DNS
28 31 (17.22%) Multicast

BGP
Co-occurring 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 8 (4.44%) Skype for Business
2 7 (3.89%) CMS
3 5 (2.78%) Apache
3 5 (2.78%) nginx
4 2 (1.11%) OpenStack
5 1 (0.56%) Elasticsearch
5 1 (0.56%) Exchange Server 2013
5 1 (0.56%) IIS
Applications
1 13 (7.22%) MS Visio
2 2 (1.11%) Microsoft Excel
2 2 (1.11%) Microsoft Office
Cloud Services
1 12 (6.67%) Amazon AWS
2 9 (5.00%) Virtual Private Cloud
3 7 (3.89%) Amazon EC2
4 6 (3.33%) Microsoft Azure
5 5 (2.78%) Amazon S3
5 5 (2.78%) Route 53
6 4 (2.22%) IaaS
7 2 (1.11%) Amazon ELB
7 2 (1.11%) Google Cloud Platform
7 2 (1.11%) IBM Cloud
7 2 (1.11%) OpenShift
7 2 (1.11%) PaaS
7 2 (1.11%) SoftLayer
8 1 (0.56%) Akamai
8 1 (0.56%) Mimecast
8 1 (0.56%) Office 365
Communications & Networking
1 116 (64.44%) OSPF
2 108 (60.00%) Firewall
3 93 (51.67%) EIGRP
4 91 (50.56%) MPLS
5 70 (38.89%) Cisco Nexus
6 69 (38.33%) VPN
7 66 (36.67%) Network Security
8 63 (35.00%) WAN
9 59 (32.78%) Wireless
10 55 (30.56%) IPsec
11 54 (30.00%) LAN
12 44 (24.44%) Cisco ASA
13 43 (23.89%) Cisco IOS
14 41 (22.78%) TCP/IP
15 34 (18.89%) VLAN
16 33 (18.33%) WLAN
17 32 (17.78%) DNS
17 32 (17.78%) VoIP
18 31 (17.22%) Multicast
19 27 (15.00%) Cisco Wireless
Database & Business Intelligence
1 2 (1.11%) GIS
1 2 (1.11%) SQL Server
2 1 (0.56%) Big Data
2 1 (0.56%) MySQL
2 1 (0.56%) SQL Server 2008
Development Applications
1 8 (4.44%) Git (software)
2 5 (2.78%) Subversion
3 3 (1.67%) Jenkins
4 2 (1.11%) VSS/SourceSafe
5 1 (0.56%) Sonatype Nexus
General
1 64 (35.56%) Finance
2 45 (25.00%) Banking
3 16 (8.89%) Telecoms
4 8 (4.44%) Law
5 7 (3.89%) Retail
6 4 (2.22%) Investment Banking
6 4 (2.22%) Legal
6 4 (2.22%) Multimedia
7 1 (0.56%) Games
7 1 (0.56%) Local Government
7 1 (0.56%) Manufacturing
Job Titles
1 121 (67.22%) Network Engineer
2 54 (30.00%) Cisco Engineer
3 45 (25.00%) Cisco Network Engineer
4 19 (10.56%) Network Security Engineer
4 19 (10.56%) Security Engineer
5 17 (9.44%) Senior Network Engineer
6 16 (8.89%) Lead Network Engineer
7 13 (7.22%) Voice Engineer
8 12 (6.67%) Cisco Voice Engineer
9 11 (6.11%) Architect
10 10 (5.56%) Network Manager
11 9 (5.00%) Support Engineer
12 8 (4.44%) DevOps Engineer
12 8 (4.44%) Network Architect
13 7 (3.89%) Cisco Security Engineer
13 7 (3.89%) Network Specialist
13 7 (3.89%) Network Support
13 7 (3.89%) Network Support Engineer
14 6 (3.33%) Voice Network Engineer
15 5 (2.78%) Telecoms Engineer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 8 (4.44%) XMPP
2 5 (2.78%) 802.1X
3 3 (1.67%) AngularJS
3 3 (1.67%) RFC 2544
4 2 (1.11%) Web Services
Miscellaneous
1 64 (35.56%) Data Centre
2 10 (5.56%) Analytical Skills
3 9 (5.00%) Virtual Team
4 8 (4.44%) Clustering
4 8 (4.44%) Computer Science
5 6 (3.33%) Distributed Denial-of-Service
6 5 (2.78%) Hedge funds
7 4 (2.22%) Public Cloud
8 2 (1.11%) Cloud Native
8 2 (1.11%) Hybrid Cloud
8 2 (1.11%) Management Information System
8 2 (1.11%) PKI
8 2 (1.11%) Video Conferencing
9 1 (0.56%) Client/Server
9 1 (0.56%) Fintech
9 1 (0.56%) Replication
Operating Systems
1 15 (8.33%) Linux
2 6 (3.33%) Windows
3 3 (1.67%) Unix
3 3 (1.67%) Windows Server
4 2 (1.11%) CentOS
4 2 (1.11%) VyOS
Processes & Methodologies
1 30 (16.67%) Network Design
2 22 (12.22%) Load Balancing
3 20 (11.11%) WAN Optimisation
4 18 (10.00%) Low Latency
4 18 (10.00%) Migration
4 18 (10.00%) Network Management
5 17 (9.44%) High Availability
6 16 (8.89%) Agile Software Development
7 15 (8.33%) ITIL
8 14 (7.78%) Network Monitoring
8 14 (7.78%) Service Delivery
9 13 (7.22%) Capacity Planning
9 13 (7.22%) Change Management
9 13 (7.22%) Service Management
10 11 (6.11%) DevOps
10 11 (6.11%) Network Architecture
11 10 (5.56%) Information Security
12 9 (5.00%) Asset Management
12 9 (5.00%) Regulatory Compliance
12 9 (5.00%) Stakeholder Management
Programming Languages
1 10 (5.56%) Python
2 9 (5.00%) Bash Shell
3 7 (3.89%) Perl
4 2 (1.11%) C
5 1 (0.56%) Go
5 1 (0.56%) Groovy
5 1 (0.56%) Java
5 1 (0.56%) PHP
5 1 (0.56%) SQL
Qualifications
1 110 (61.11%) Cisco Certification
2 83 (46.11%) CCNP
3 56 (31.11%) CCIE
4 14 (7.78%) CCNA
4 14 (7.78%) CCVP
5 9 (5.00%) CCIE Routing and Switching
5 9 (5.00%) Degree
6 8 (4.44%) CCNP Voice
7 7 (3.89%) Security Cleared
8 6 (3.33%) SC Cleared
9 4 (2.22%) CCDP
10 3 (1.67%) JNCIE
11 2 (1.11%) AWS Certification
11 2 (1.11%) CCDA
11 2 (1.11%) CCIP
11 2 (1.11%) JNCIP
12 1 (0.56%) BPSS Clearance
12 1 (0.56%) CCSP
12 1 (0.56%) Master's Degree
12 1 (0.56%) Microsoft Certification
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 3 (1.67%) SLA
2 2 (1.11%) GCP
3 1 (0.56%) COBIT
3 1 (0.56%) QA
System Software
1 13 (7.22%) Active Directory
2 9 (5.00%) iptables
3 7 (3.89%) Docker
4 6 (3.33%) ProxySG
5 4 (2.22%) VMware ESXi
5 4 (2.22%) VMware Infrastructure
5 4 (2.22%) VMware NSX
6 3 (1.67%) NFS
6 3 (1.67%) pfSense
6 3 (1.67%) XenApp
7 2 (1.11%) flannel
7 2 (1.11%) Virtual Machines
7 2 (1.11%) vSphere
Systems Management
1 16 (8.89%) Cisco CUCM
2 9 (5.00%) Cisco UCCX
2 9 (5.00%) Terraform
3 8 (4.44%) Cisco Prime
4 7 (3.89%) Cisco UCCE
4 7 (3.89%) SELinux
4 7 (3.89%) SolarWinds Orion
5 6 (3.33%) Cacti
5 6 (3.33%) Puppet
6 5 (2.78%) Kubernetes
7 4 (2.22%) Nagios
8 2 (1.11%) CA Spectrum
8 2 (1.11%) FortiGate
8 2 (1.11%) OPNET
8 2 (1.11%) SCCM
8 2 (1.11%) SCOM
9 1 (0.56%) Ansible
9 1 (0.56%) Forum Sentry
9 1 (0.56%) HAProxy
9 1 (0.56%) Prometheus
Vendors
1 147 (81.67%) Cisco
2 46 (25.56%) Palo Alto
3 39 (21.67%) CheckPoint
4 37 (20.56%) Juniper
5 36 (20.00%) Riverbed
6 28 (15.56%) Citrix
7 25 (13.89%) F5
8 23 (12.78%) SolarWinds
9 21 (11.67%) Microsoft
10 19 (10.56%) HP
11 18 (10.00%) Arista
12 10 (5.56%) Fortinet
12 10 (5.56%) VMware
13 8 (4.44%) SAP
14 7 (3.89%) Blue Coat
14 7 (3.89%) BT
14 7 (3.89%) Red Box
14 7 (3.89%) Tufin
15 5 (2.78%) Aruba
15 5 (2.78%) Motorola