Period
to 12 June 2021

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 12 June 2021 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
12 Jun 2021
Same period 2020 Same period 2019
Rank 150 130 192
Rank change year-on-year -20 +62 +37
Contract jobs citing BGP 6 14 41
As % of all contract jobs advertised in the City of London 0.20% 0.49% 0.64%
As % of the Communications & Networking category 2.22% 4.91% 5.70%
Number of daily rates quoted 4 10 37
10th Percentile £342 £362 £326
25th Percentile £387 £403 £425
Median daily rate (50th Percentile) £556 £438 £488
Median % change year-on-year +27.14% -10.26% +13.37%
75th Percentile £723 £550 £500
90th Percentile £754 £593 £538
Central London median daily rate £750 £450 £500
% change year-on-year +66.67% -10.00% +16.28%
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 2 0
Median hourly rate - £51.25 -
Central London median hourly rate - £51.25 -

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 270 285 719
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in the City of London 9.15% 9.88% 11.23%
Number of daily rates quoted 204 207 547
10th Percentile £315 £213 £216
25th Percentile £384 £356 £363
Median daily rate (50th Percentile) £500 £450 £475
Median % change year-on-year +11.11% -5.26% +5.56%
75th Percentile £574 £539 £575
90th Percentile £700 £655 £650
Central London median daily rate £500 £450 £475
% change year-on-year +11.11% -5.26% +5.56%
Number of hourly rates quoted 3 5 16
10th Percentile £12.45 £24.72 £15.94
25th Percentile £13.88 £33.75 £19.11
Median hourly rate £17.50 £37.75 £31.75
Median % change year-on-year -53.64% +18.90% +69.79%
75th Percentile £28.25 £51.25 £38.78
90th Percentile £33.95 £54.40 £43.91
Central London median hourly rate £17.50 £37.13 £26.75
% change year-on-year -52.86% +38.79% +43.05%

BGP
Job Vacancy Trend in the City of London

Job postings citing BGP as a proportion 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

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

Daily rate trend for BGP in the City of London

BGP
Daily Rate Histogram in the City of London

Daily rate distribution for jobs citing BGP in the City of London over the 6 months to 12 June 2021.

Daily rate histogram for BGP in the City of London

BGP
Contractor Hourly Rate Trend in the City of London

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

Hourly rate trend for BGP in the City of London

For the 6 months to 12 June 2021, 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 5 (83.33%) Cisco
2 4 (66.67%) OSPF
3 3 (50.00%) MPLS
3 3 (50.00%) Azure
3 3 (50.00%) AWS
3 3 (50.00%) Multicast
3 3 (50.00%) Finance
4 2 (33.33%) TCP/IP
4 2 (33.33%) Nokia
4 2 (33.33%) Python
4 2 (33.33%) WAN
4 2 (33.33%) F5
4 2 (33.33%) Wireless
4 2 (33.33%) Data Centre
4 2 (33.33%) Network Security
4 2 (33.33%) F5 BIG-IP LTM
4 2 (33.33%) F5 BIG-IP GTM
5 1 (16.67%) VMware Infrastructure
5 1 (16.67%) YAML
5 1 (16.67%) Cisco ASA
5 1 (16.67%) Git (software)
5 1 (16.67%) Riverbed
5 1 (16.67%) SolarWinds
5 1 (16.67%) Palo Alto
5 1 (16.67%) Cisco Wireless
5 1 (16.67%) Sonatype Nexus
5 1 (16.67%) VXLAN
5 1 (16.67%) Angular 2
5 1 (16.67%) IBM Cloud
5 1 (16.67%) Arista

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:

Application Platforms
1 1 (16.67%) Elasticsearch
Cloud Services
1 3 (50.00%) AWS
1 3 (50.00%) Azure
2 1 (16.67%) GCP
2 1 (16.67%) IaaS
2 1 (16.67%) IBM Cloud
2 1 (16.67%) PaaS
2 1 (16.67%) SoftLayer
Communications & Networking
1 4 (66.67%) OSPF
2 3 (50.00%) MPLS
2 3 (50.00%) Multicast
3 2 (33.33%) F5 BIG-IP GTM
3 2 (33.33%) F5 BIG-IP LTM
3 2 (33.33%) Network Security
3 2 (33.33%) TCP/IP
3 2 (33.33%) WAN
3 2 (33.33%) Wireless
4 1 (16.67%) Cisco ASA
4 1 (16.67%) Cisco IOS
4 1 (16.67%) Ethernet
4 1 (16.67%) Firewall
4 1 (16.67%) Gigabit Ethernet
4 1 (16.67%) IP Telephony
4 1 (16.67%) IPv4
4 1 (16.67%) LAN
4 1 (16.67%) VPN
4 1 (16.67%) Wi-Fi
4 1 (16.67%) Wireshark
Database & Business Intelligence
1 1 (16.67%) SQL Server
Development Applications
1 1 (16.67%) Git (software)
1 1 (16.67%) Sonatype Nexus
General
1 3 (50.00%) Finance
2 1 (16.67%) Documentation Skills
2 1 (16.67%) Social Skills
Job Titles
1 2 (33.33%) Network Engineer
2 1 (16.67%) Analytics Developer
2 1 (16.67%) Designer
2 1 (16.67%) Developer
2 1 (16.67%) IT Manager
2 1 (16.67%) IT Services Manager
2 1 (16.67%) Network Designer
2 1 (16.67%) Network Manager
2 1 (16.67%) Network Services Manager
2 1 (16.67%) Python Developer
2 1 (16.67%) Senior Developer
2 1 (16.67%) Senior Python Developer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 1 (16.67%) Angular 2
1 1 (16.67%) AngularJS
1 1 (16.67%) jQuery
1 1 (16.67%) JSON
1 1 (16.67%) Node.js
1 1 (16.67%) NumPy
1 1 (16.67%) Pandas
1 1 (16.67%) PyTorch
1 1 (16.67%) React
1 1 (16.67%) Regular Expression
1 1 (16.67%) YAML
Miscellaneous
1 2 (33.33%) Data Centre
2 1 (16.67%) Equities
2 1 (16.67%) Fixed Income
2 1 (16.67%) Foreign Exchange (FX)
2 1 (16.67%) Hedge funds
2 1 (16.67%) Public Cloud
Operating Systems
1 1 (16.67%) Linux
Processes & Methodologies
1 1 (16.67%) Agile Software Development
1 1 (16.67%) Analytics
1 1 (16.67%) Asset Management
1 1 (16.67%) Business Continuity
1 1 (16.67%) Change Management
1 1 (16.67%) DevOps
1 1 (16.67%) Disaster Recovery
1 1 (16.67%) ITIL
1 1 (16.67%) Low Latency
1 1 (16.67%) Mathematics
1 1 (16.67%) Mentoring
1 1 (16.67%) Microservices
1 1 (16.67%) Network Design
1 1 (16.67%) Network Management
1 1 (16.67%) Network Virtualisation
1 1 (16.67%) People Management
1 1 (16.67%) Portfolio Management
1 1 (16.67%) Product Roadmap
1 1 (16.67%) Programme Management
1 1 (16.67%) Resource Management
Programming Languages
1 2 (33.33%) Python
2 1 (16.67%) C++
2 1 (16.67%) Java
2 1 (16.67%) JavaScript
Qualifications
1 1 (16.67%) CCIE
1 1 (16.67%) Cisco Certification
1 1 (16.67%) Degree
1 1 (16.67%) JNCIP
1 1 (16.67%) JNCIS
1 1 (16.67%) Master's Degree
System Software
1 1 (16.67%) Docker
1 1 (16.67%) VMware Infrastructure
1 1 (16.67%) VMware NSX
Systems Management
1 1 (16.67%) Ansible
Vendors
1 5 (83.33%) Cisco
2 2 (33.33%) F5
2 2 (33.33%) Nokia
3 1 (16.67%) ADVA
3 1 (16.67%) Arista
3 1 (16.67%) CheckPoint
3 1 (16.67%) Fortinet
3 1 (16.67%) Google
3 1 (16.67%) IBM
3 1 (16.67%) Juniper
3 1 (16.67%) Oracle
3 1 (16.67%) Palo Alto
3 1 (16.67%) Riverbed
3 1 (16.67%) SolarWinds
3 1 (16.67%) Splunk
3 1 (16.67%) VMware