Period
to 19 September 2019

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 19 September 2019 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
19 Sep 2019
Same period 2018 Same period 2017
Rank 369 380 429
Rank change year-on-year +11 +49 -15
Contract jobs citing BGP 213 252 203
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in London 0.55% 0.55% 0.46%
As % of the Communications & Networking category 5.19% 4.59% 4.04%
Number of daily rates quoted 149 171 110
London median daily rate £450 £425 £450
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +5.88% -5.56% +9.09%
10th Percentile £291 £290 £268
90th Percentile £625 £588 £575
England median daily rate £425 £425 £425
Number of hourly rates quoted 5 4 0
London median hourly rate £45.00 £56.13 -
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year -19.82% - -
England median hourly rate £45.00 £46.50 £27.75
% change year-on-year -3.23% +67.57% -41.98%

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 4,104 5,487 5,020
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in London 10.55% 11.93% 11.35%
Number of daily rates quoted 2,763 3,791 3,335
London median daily rate £463 £450 £450
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +2.78% - +2.27%
10th Percentile £210 £204 £214
90th Percentile £650 £638 £625
England median daily rate £425 £425 £410
% change year-on-year - +3.66% +2.50%
Number of hourly rates quoted 106 142 150
London median hourly rate £21.75 £20.00 £19.92
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year +8.75% +0.41% +4.83%
10th Percentile £13.94 £13.78 £12.00
90th Percentile £53.75 £52.50 £47.00
England median hourly rate £25.12 £20.00 £18.10
% change year-on-year +25.60% +10.50% -27.60%

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 19 September 2019.

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
Contractor Hourly Rate Histogram in London

The hourly rate distribution of IT jobs citing BGP in London over the 6 months to 19 September 2019.

Contractor 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 19 September 2019. 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 +39 48 £475 +13.10% 25
West London +10 20 £325 -22.39% 3
East London +3 5 £300 - 8
South London +33 2 £487 +15.27% 4
BGP
England

For the 6 months to 19 September 2019, 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.

1 179 (84.04%) Cisco
2 142 (66.67%) OSPF
3 123 (57.75%) Cisco Certification
4 121 (56.81%) WAN
5 120 (56.34%) Firewall
6 91 (42.72%) LAN
6 91 (42.72%) CCNP
7 89 (41.78%) EIGRP
8 86 (40.38%) VPN
9 85 (39.91%) MPLS
10 80 (37.56%) Data Centre
11 79 (37.09%) Wireless
12 72 (33.80%) TCP/IP
13 66 (30.99%) CheckPoint
14 63 (29.58%) Cisco Nexus
15 61 (28.64%) Juniper
16 58 (27.23%) Network Design
16 58 (27.23%) Multicast
17 57 (26.76%) CCIE
18 52 (24.41%) F5
19 50 (23.47%) Cisco ASA
20 47 (22.07%) Network Security
20 47 (22.07%) Finance
21 43 (20.19%) Ethernet
21 43 (20.19%) Palo Alto
22 42 (19.72%) VLAN
23 40 (18.78%) ITIL
24 39 (18.31%) DNS
24 39 (18.31%) Network Management
25 37 (17.37%) CCNA

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 15 (7.04%) OpenStack
2 4 (1.88%) Confluence
3 2 (0.94%) Apache
3 2 (0.94%) MS Exchange
3 2 (0.94%) Tomcat
3 2 (0.94%) WebLogic
4 1 (0.47%) Elasticsearch
Applications
1 4 (1.88%) MS Visio
2 3 (1.41%) Microsoft Office
3 1 (0.47%) Microsoft Excel
Business Applications
1 1 (0.47%) Remedy ITSM
1 1 (0.47%) RMDS
Cloud Services
1 18 (8.45%) Azure
2 16 (7.51%) AWS
3 10 (4.69%) IaaS
4 7 (3.29%) Office 365
5 6 (2.82%) Azure ExpressRoute
5 6 (2.82%) SaaS
6 5 (2.35%) PaaS
7 4 (1.88%) Virtual Private Cloud
8 3 (1.41%) Azure Active Directory
9 1 (0.47%) AWS CloudFormation
9 1 (0.47%) GitHub
9 1 (0.47%) Mimecast
Communications & Networking
1 142 (66.67%) OSPF
2 121 (56.81%) WAN
3 120 (56.34%) Firewall
4 91 (42.72%) LAN
5 89 (41.78%) EIGRP
6 86 (40.38%) VPN
7 85 (39.91%) MPLS
8 79 (37.09%) Wireless
9 72 (33.80%) TCP/IP
10 63 (29.58%) Cisco Nexus
11 58 (27.23%) Multicast
12 50 (23.47%) Cisco ASA
13 47 (22.07%) Network Security
14 43 (20.19%) Ethernet
15 42 (19.72%) VLAN
16 39 (18.31%) DNS
17 37 (17.37%) Internet
18 35 (16.43%) IPsec
19 33 (15.49%) Cisco IOS
20 31 (14.55%) VoIP
Database & Business Intelligence
1 1 (0.47%) PostgreSQL
1 1 (0.47%) SQL Server
Development Applications
1 9 (4.23%) Sonatype Nexus
2 8 (3.76%) VSS/SourceSafe
3 4 (1.88%) JIRA
4 1 (0.47%) Bitbucket
4 1 (0.47%) Git (software)
4 1 (0.47%) Hudson
4 1 (0.47%) Jenkins
4 1 (0.47%) Subversion
4 1 (0.47%) Visual Studio Team System
General
1 47 (22.07%) Finance
2 35 (16.43%) Telecoms
3 23 (10.80%) Banking
4 13 (6.10%) Investment Banking
4 13 (6.10%) Multimedia
5 9 (4.23%) Financial Institution
6 6 (2.82%) Marketing
7 3 (1.41%) Legal
7 3 (1.41%) Retail
8 2 (0.94%) Norwegian Language
9 1 (0.47%) Electronics
9 1 (0.47%) Law
9 1 (0.47%) Manufacturing
Job Titles
1 137 (64.32%) Network Engineer
2 43 (20.19%) Senior Network Engineer
3 22 (10.33%) Cisco Engineer
4 19 (8.92%) Cisco Network Engineer
5 18 (8.45%) Network Security Engineer
5 18 (8.45%) Security Engineer
6 13 (6.10%) Architect
7 12 (5.63%) Consultant
7 12 (5.63%) Network Architect
8 11 (5.16%) WAN Engineer
9 8 (3.76%) Analyst
9 8 (3.76%) Infrastructure Engineer
9 8 (3.76%) Juniper Engineer
9 8 (3.76%) LAN Engineer
9 8 (3.76%) Network Analyst
10 7 (3.29%) Communications Engineer
10 7 (3.29%) Design Engineer
10 7 (3.29%) Field Engineer
11 6 (2.82%) LAN/WAN Engineer
11 6 (2.82%) Network Consultant
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 30 (14.08%) 802.1X
2 6 (2.82%) Django
3 2 (0.94%) JSON
4 1 (0.47%) CSS
4 1 (0.47%) LDAP
4 1 (0.47%) Regular Expression
4 1 (0.47%) SOAP
4 1 (0.47%) XML
4 1 (0.47%) YAML
Miscellaneous
1 80 (37.56%) Data Centre
2 21 (9.86%) Analytical Skills
3 12 (5.63%) PKI
4 8 (3.76%) Management Information System
5 7 (3.29%) Public Cloud
5 7 (3.29%) Self-Motivation
6 5 (2.35%) Hedge funds
7 4 (1.88%) IPTV
8 3 (1.41%) e-Health
8 3 (1.41%) Linux Command Line
8 3 (1.41%) RSA SecurID
9 2 (0.94%) Distributed Denial-of-Service
9 2 (0.94%) Social Media
10 1 (0.47%) CLARiiON
10 1 (0.47%) Eurex
10 1 (0.47%) Foreign Exchange (FX)
10 1 (0.47%) Life Science
10 1 (0.47%) Private Cloud
10 1 (0.47%) Social Network
10 1 (0.47%) Video Conferencing
Operating Systems
1 33 (15.49%) Linux
2 24 (11.27%) Unix
3 17 (7.98%) Windows
4 3 (1.41%) Windows Server
5 1 (0.47%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
5 1 (0.47%) Windows 7
5 1 (0.47%) Windows Server 2008
Processes & Methodologies
1 58 (27.23%) Network Design
2 40 (18.78%) ITIL
3 39 (18.31%) Network Management
4 33 (15.49%) Network Monitoring
5 27 (12.68%) Migration
5 27 (12.68%) Project Management
6 24 (11.27%) Low Latency
7 22 (10.33%) Load Balancing
8 20 (9.39%) Problem-Solving
9 19 (8.92%) Service Delivery
10 18 (8.45%) Kalman Filter
11 16 (7.51%) Network Architecture
11 16 (7.51%) Network Virtualisation
12 15 (7.04%) Change Management
12 15 (7.04%) Infrastructure Engineering
12 15 (7.04%) Project Delivery
13 14 (6.57%) Problem Management
14 13 (6.10%) Computer Science
15 11 (5.16%) Web Filtering
16 9 (4.23%) Continuous Improvement
Programming Languages
1 36 (16.90%) Python
2 21 (9.86%) Perl
3 8 (3.76%) Java
4 7 (3.29%) Tcl
5 6 (2.82%) PowerShell
6 5 (2.35%) Bash Shell
7 3 (1.41%) C
8 1 (0.47%) PHP
8 1 (0.47%) SQL
8 1 (0.47%) VB
Qualifications
1 123 (57.75%) Cisco Certification
2 91 (42.72%) CCNP
3 57 (26.76%) CCIE
4 37 (17.37%) CCNA
5 16 (7.51%) JNCIE
6 13 (6.10%) CCDP
6 13 (6.10%) Degree
6 13 (6.10%) JNCIP
7 9 (4.23%) Security Cleared
8 8 (3.76%) CCDA
8 8 (3.76%) SC Cleared
9 6 (2.82%) CCIE Routing and Switching
9 6 (2.82%) CCSA
9 6 (2.82%) CCSP
9 6 (2.82%) Computer Science Degree
9 6 (2.82%) Microsoft Certification
10 5 (2.35%) BC Cleared
10 5 (2.35%) BPSS Clearance
10 5 (2.35%) CCIE Service Provider
11 3 (1.41%) RHCSA
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 6 (2.82%) COBIT
2 5 (2.35%) QA
3 4 (1.88%) SLA
4 3 (1.41%) PCI DSS
5 2 (0.94%) MiFID
6 1 (0.47%) HIPAA
6 1 (0.47%) ISO/IEC 27001
6 1 (0.47%) NIST
6 1 (0.47%) Sarbanes-Oxley
System Software
1 11 (5.16%) ProxySG
2 9 (4.23%) Active Directory
3 8 (3.76%) VMware Infrastructure
4 1 (0.47%) Docker
4 1 (0.47%) VMware NSX
4 1 (0.47%) vSphere
4 1 (0.47%) XenDesktop
Systems Management
1 24 (11.27%) Ansible
2 10 (4.69%) Cisco Prime
3 9 (4.23%) Iperf
4 8 (3.76%) Opscode Chef
4 8 (3.76%) Puppet
5 7 (3.29%) Salt
6 6 (2.82%) Cisco CUCM
6 6 (2.82%) FortiGate
7 5 (2.35%) Cacti
8 3 (1.41%) CA Spectrum
8 3 (1.41%) Cisco CME
8 3 (1.41%) Cisco IPCC
8 3 (1.41%) WSUS
9 2 (0.94%) Nagios
9 2 (0.94%) Terraform
10 1 (0.47%) Cloudify
Vendors
1 179 (84.04%) Cisco
2 66 (30.99%) CheckPoint
3 61 (28.64%) Juniper
4 52 (24.41%) F5
5 43 (20.19%) Palo Alto
6 28 (13.15%) Fortinet
7 24 (11.27%) Meraki
7 24 (11.27%) SolarWinds
8 20 (9.39%) Arista
8 20 (9.39%) Blue Coat
9 19 (8.92%) Aruba
9 19 (8.92%) Microsoft
10 17 (7.98%) Riverbed
11 15 (7.04%) Infoblox
12 13 (6.10%) VMware
13 12 (5.63%) NetScout
14 11 (5.16%) HP
15 9 (4.23%) Citrix
16 7 (3.29%) Reuters
16 7 (3.29%) SevOne