Period
to 2 April 2020

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 2 April 2020 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
2 Apr 2020
Same period 2019 Same period 2018
Rank 336 353 453
Rank change year-on-year +17 +100 -53
Contract jobs citing BGP 127 281 187
As % of all contract jobs advertised in London 0.50% 0.66% 0.40%
As % of the Communications & Networking category 4.57% 6.33% 3.41%
Number of daily rates quoted 103 230 130
Median daily rate £425 £450 £413
Median daily rate % change year-on-year -5.56% +9.09% -2.94%
10th Percentile £301 £313 £231
90th Percentile £548 £639 £775
England median daily rate £425 £424 £425
% change year-on-year +0.29% -0.29% +6.25%
Number of hourly rates quoted 5 2 0
Median hourly rate £42.50 £34.25 -
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year +24.09% - -
England median hourly rate £45.00 £45.00 £41.21
% change year-on-year - +9.20% +91.67%

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 2,777 4,441 5,490
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in London 10.98% 10.44% 11.77%
Number of daily rates quoted 1,873 3,022 3,774
Median daily rate £450 £475 £450
Median daily rate % change year-on-year -5.26% +5.56% -
10th Percentile £200 £210 £220
90th Percentile £648 £650 £625
England median daily rate £425 £425 £425
Number of hourly rates quoted 89 102 164
Median hourly rate £25.68 £24.75 £20.00
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year +3.76% +23.75% -20.00%
10th Percentile £14.50 £15.00 £12.83
90th Percentile £48.65 £48.63 £47.83
Median hourly rate £21.00 £18.70 £20.00
% change year-on-year +12.30% -6.50% -6.98%

BGP
Job Vacancy Trend in London

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

Job vacancy trend for BGP in London

BGP
Contractor Daily Rate Trend in London

3-month moving average daily rate quoted in jobs citing BGP in London.

Daily rate trend for BGP in London

BGP
Daily Rate Histogram in London

Daily rate distribution for jobs citing BGP in London over the 6 months to 2 April 2020.

Daily rate histogram for BGP in London

BGP
Contractor Hourly Rate Trend in London

3-month moving average hourly rates quoted in jobs citing BGP in London.

Hourly rate trend for BGP in London

BGP
Hourly Rate Histogram in London

Hourly rate distribution of jobs citing BGP in London over the 6 months to 2 April 2020.

Hourly rate histogram 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 2 April 2020. 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 +43 18 £388 -19.90% 15
West London +9 5 £263 -38.24% 5
South London +34 3 £425 +6.25% 2
East London - 2 £375 - 3
North London +22 1 - -
BGP
England

For the 6 months to 2 April 2020, 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 London region with a requirement for BGP.

1 113 (88.98%) Cisco
2 98 (77.17%) OSPF
3 90 (70.87%) Cisco Certification
4 83 (65.35%) MPLS
5 73 (57.48%) CCNP
6 66 (51.97%) Firewall
7 56 (44.09%) LAN
8 55 (43.31%) VPN
8 55 (43.31%) Cisco Nexus
9 50 (39.37%) WAN
10 47 (37.01%) TCP/IP
11 46 (36.22%) EIGRP
12 45 (35.43%) Wireless
13 41 (32.28%) Cisco IOS
14 37 (29.13%) Juniper
15 36 (28.35%) Multicast
16 35 (27.56%) Network Security
17 33 (25.98%) CCNA
17 33 (25.98%) Data Centre
18 31 (24.41%) Palo Alto
19 29 (22.83%) Finance
20 28 (22.05%) CCIE
20 28 (22.05%) WLAN
20 28 (22.05%) Wireshark
21 27 (21.26%) HSRP
21 27 (21.26%) Network Design
22 25 (19.69%) IPsec
22 25 (19.69%) ITIL
22 25 (19.69%) F5
22 25 (19.69%) NX-OS

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 10 (7.87%) Confluence
2 1 (0.79%) OpenStack
Applications
1 10 (7.87%) Microsoft Office
Cloud Services
1 8 (6.30%) AWS
2 6 (4.72%) Azure
3 5 (3.94%) SaaS
4 4 (3.15%) IaaS
5 3 (2.36%) Azure ExpressRoute
5 3 (2.36%) PaaS
5 3 (2.36%) Virtual Private Cloud
6 1 (0.79%) Adobe Creative Cloud
6 1 (0.79%) Cloud Computing
6 1 (0.79%) G Suite
6 1 (0.79%) GitHub
6 1 (0.79%) Office 365
6 1 (0.79%) Slack
Communications & Networking
1 98 (77.17%) OSPF
2 83 (65.35%) MPLS
3 66 (51.97%) Firewall
4 56 (44.09%) LAN
5 55 (43.31%) Cisco Nexus
5 55 (43.31%) VPN
6 50 (39.37%) WAN
7 47 (37.01%) TCP/IP
8 46 (36.22%) EIGRP
9 45 (35.43%) Wireless
10 41 (32.28%) Cisco IOS
11 36 (28.35%) Multicast
12 35 (27.56%) Network Security
13 28 (22.05%) Wireshark
13 28 (22.05%) WLAN
14 27 (21.26%) HSRP
15 25 (19.69%) IPsec
15 25 (19.69%) NX-OS
16 24 (18.90%) Internet
17 23 (18.11%) Cisco ISE
Database & Business Intelligence
1 1 (0.79%) Tick Data
Development Applications
1 19 (14.96%) Sonatype Nexus
2 10 (7.87%) Git (software)
3 5 (3.94%) VSS/SourceSafe
4 1 (0.79%) JIRA
General
1 29 (22.83%) Finance
2 23 (18.11%) Banking
3 16 (12.60%) Investment Banking
4 15 (11.81%) Front Office
5 14 (11.02%) Telecoms
6 7 (5.51%) French Language
7 6 (4.72%) German Language
8 1 (0.79%) Back Office
8 1 (0.79%) Law
8 1 (0.79%) Norwegian Language
8 1 (0.79%) Public Sector
8 1 (0.79%) Publishing
Job Titles
1 103 (81.10%) Network Engineer
2 24 (18.90%) Cisco Engineer
2 24 (18.90%) Cisco Network Engineer
3 14 (11.02%) Juniper Engineer
4 12 (9.45%) Senior Network Engineer
5 11 (8.66%) IP Network Engineer
6 10 (7.87%) Data Network Engineer
7 8 (6.30%) Architect
7 8 (6.30%) Design Engineer
7 8 (6.30%) Network Security Engineer
7 8 (6.30%) Security Engineer
8 6 (4.72%) Cloud Engineer
8 6 (4.72%) Network Design Engineer
9 5 (3.94%) Infrastructure Engineer
9 5 (3.94%) Network Infrastructure Engineer
9 5 (3.94%) Solutions Architect
10 4 (3.15%) WAN Engineer
11 3 (2.36%) Designer
11 3 (2.36%) Network Administrator
11 3 (2.36%) Senior Cisco Network Engineer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 23 (18.11%) 802.1X
2 5 (3.94%) JSON
3 2 (1.57%) Jinja
4 1 (0.79%) LDAP
4 1 (0.79%) YAML
Miscellaneous
1 33 (25.98%) Data Centre
2 6 (4.72%) Analytical Skills
3 5 (3.94%) Video Conferencing
4 3 (2.36%) Replication
4 3 (2.36%) Self-Motivation
4 3 (2.36%) Social Media
5 2 (1.57%) Fibre Optics
5 2 (1.57%) Management Information System
5 2 (1.57%) User Experience
6 1 (0.79%) Clustering
6 1 (0.79%) Driving Licence
6 1 (0.79%) e-Health
6 1 (0.79%) Greenfield Project
6 1 (0.79%) Hedge funds
6 1 (0.79%) NHS
6 1 (0.79%) Public Cloud
6 1 (0.79%) Social Network
6 1 (0.79%) Virtual Team
Operating Systems
1 7 (5.51%) Linux
2 5 (3.94%) Unix
3 4 (3.15%) Windows
4 1 (0.79%) Android
4 1 (0.79%) Mac OS X
Processes & Methodologies
1 27 (21.26%) Network Design
2 25 (19.69%) ITIL
3 19 (14.96%) Change Management
4 17 (13.39%) DevOps
5 14 (11.02%) Load Balancing
5 14 (11.02%) Project Management
6 12 (9.45%) Migration
6 12 (9.45%) Network Architecture
7 11 (8.66%) Project Delivery
7 11 (8.66%) Technical Leadership
8 10 (7.87%) Network Management
8 10 (7.87%) Test Planning
9 9 (7.09%) Network Monitoring
9 9 (7.09%) Service Delivery
10 8 (6.30%) Problem-Solving
10 8 (6.30%) Technical Architecture
11 6 (4.72%) Customer Requirements
12 5 (3.94%) Communications Security
12 5 (3.94%) Pricing Strategy
12 5 (3.94%) Visualisation
Programming Languages
1 20 (15.75%) Python
2 16 (12.60%) Perl
3 3 (2.36%) Bash Shell
3 3 (2.36%) Java
3 3 (2.36%) PL/SQL
3 3 (2.36%) Shell Script
3 3 (2.36%) SQL
4 1 (0.79%) C
4 1 (0.79%) PowerShell
Qualifications
1 90 (70.87%) Cisco Certification
2 73 (57.48%) CCNP
3 33 (25.98%) CCNA
4 28 (22.05%) CCIE
5 14 (11.02%) Security Cleared
6 12 (9.45%) SC Cleared
7 11 (8.66%) BC Cleared
7 11 (8.66%) CCDP
8 10 (7.87%) CCDA
9 9 (7.09%) CCIE Service Provider
10 8 (6.30%) BPSS Clearance
10 8 (6.30%) Degree
11 5 (3.94%) JNCIE
11 5 (3.94%) JNCIP
12 4 (3.15%) CCSP
13 3 (2.36%) DV Cleared
14 1 (0.79%) AWS Certification
14 1 (0.79%) CCIE Routing and Switching
14 1 (0.79%) Master's Degree
14 1 (0.79%) RHCSA
System Software
1 3 (2.36%) Virtual Machines
1 3 (2.36%) VMware Infrastructure
2 2 (1.57%) Active Directory
2 2 (1.57%) ProxySG
2 2 (1.57%) VMware NSX
3 1 (0.79%) Docker
Systems Management
1 16 (12.60%) Opscode Chef
1 16 (12.60%) Puppet
2 15 (11.81%) Cacti
2 15 (11.81%) Cisco Prime
2 15 (11.81%) Nagios
2 15 (11.81%) NetMRI
2 15 (11.81%) Statseeker
2 15 (11.81%) ZABBIX
3 6 (4.72%) Ansible
3 6 (4.72%) FortiGate
4 2 (1.57%) Amdocs OSS
4 2 (1.57%) Iperf
5 1 (0.79%) CA Spectrum
5 1 (0.79%) Cisco CUCM
5 1 (0.79%) Endace
5 1 (0.79%) Jamf Pro
5 1 (0.79%) Kubernetes
5 1 (0.79%) Salt
5 1 (0.79%) Single Sign-On
5 1 (0.79%) Terraform
Vendors
1 113 (88.98%) Cisco
2 37 (29.13%) Juniper
3 31 (24.41%) Palo Alto
4 25 (19.69%) F5
5 21 (16.54%) CheckPoint
5 21 (16.54%) NetScout
6 17 (13.39%) Solarflare
7 10 (7.87%) Aruba
7 10 (7.87%) Huawei
7 10 (7.87%) Nokia
8 8 (6.30%) Arista
8 8 (6.30%) Blue Coat
8 8 (6.30%) Fortinet
9 7 (5.51%) SolarWinds
10 4 (3.15%) VMware
11 3 (2.36%) BT
11 3 (2.36%) HP
11 3 (2.36%) Oracle
11 3 (2.36%) SevOne
11 3 (2.36%) Zscaler