Period
to 27 January 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 27 January 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
27 Jan 2021
Same period 2020 Same period 2019
Rank 112 171 205
Rank change year-on-year +59 +34 +31
Contract jobs citing BGP 14 24 46
As % of all contract jobs advertised in the City of London 0.66% 0.49% 0.68%
As % of the Communications & Networking category 5.34% 4.55% 6.28%
Number of daily rates quoted 16 19 42
Median daily rate £408 £400 £438
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +1.88% -8.57% +1.74%
10th Percentile £238 £340 £313
90th Percentile £594 £490 £531
Central London median daily rate £408 £425 £423
% change year-on-year -4.12% +0.59% -0.59%
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 1 0
Median hourly rate - £47.50 -
Central London median hourly rate - £47.50 -

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 262 528 733
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in the City of London 12.35% 10.84% 10.89%
Number of daily rates quoted 213 397 565
Median daily rate £500 £450 £425
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +11.11% +5.88% -5.56%
10th Percentile £238 £192 £163
90th Percentile £630 £675 £638
Central London median daily rate £500 £427 £425
% change year-on-year +17.10% +0.47% -5.56%
Number of hourly rates quoted 4 12 27
Median hourly rate £23.00 £19.75 £18.70
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year +16.46% +5.61% +13.33%
10th Percentile £22.65 £16.50 £13.00
90th Percentile £50.13 £38.03 £25.50
Median hourly rate £23.00 £20.50 £18.76
% change year-on-year +12.20% +9.28% +19.11%

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 27 January 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 27 January 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 10 (71.43%) Firewall
2 9 (64.29%) Cisco
3 8 (57.14%) MPLS
4 7 (50.00%) OSPF
4 7 (50.00%) Python
4 7 (50.00%) TCP/IP
5 6 (42.86%) PHP
5 6 (42.86%) Load Balancing
5 6 (42.86%) F5
6 5 (35.71%) Neo4j
6 5 (35.71%) NoSQL
6 5 (35.71%) Kafka
6 5 (35.71%) Jenkins
6 5 (35.71%) Elasticsearch
6 5 (35.71%) SevOne
6 5 (35.71%) AppDynamics
6 5 (35.71%) Elastic Stack
6 5 (35.71%) Kubernetes
6 5 (35.71%) Git (software)
6 5 (35.71%) Artificial Intelligence
6 5 (35.71%) PL/SQL
6 5 (35.71%) SQL
6 5 (35.71%) CORBA
6 5 (35.71%) Java
6 5 (35.71%) Perl
6 5 (35.71%) Netcool
6 5 (35.71%) SNMP
6 5 (35.71%) Juniper
7 4 (28.57%) CheckPoint
7 4 (28.57%) CCNP

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 5 (35.71%) Elasticsearch
Cloud Services
1 3 (21.43%) AWS
2 1 (7.14%) AWS CloudFormation
2 1 (7.14%) Cloud Computing
Communications & Networking
1 10 (71.43%) Firewall
2 8 (57.14%) MPLS
3 7 (50.00%) OSPF
3 7 (50.00%) TCP/IP
4 5 (35.71%) SNMP
5 4 (28.57%) Cisco Nexus
5 4 (28.57%) VPN
6 3 (21.43%) Cisco ASA
6 3 (21.43%) LAN
6 3 (21.43%) VPLS
6 3 (21.43%) WAN
6 3 (21.43%) Wireless
7 2 (14.29%) IPsec
7 2 (14.29%) Multicast
7 2 (14.29%) RIP
8 1 (7.14%) DMVPN
8 1 (7.14%) F5 BIG-IP GTM
8 1 (7.14%) F5 BIG-IP LTM
8 1 (7.14%) NX-OS
8 1 (7.14%) Spanning Tree
Database & Business Intelligence
1 5 (35.71%) Neo4j
1 5 (35.71%) NoSQL
Development Applications
1 5 (35.71%) Git (software)
1 5 (35.71%) Jenkins
2 1 (7.14%) JIRA
2 1 (7.14%) Sonatype Nexus
General
1 4 (28.57%) Finance
2 2 (14.29%) Banking
3 1 (7.14%) Financial Institution
3 1 (7.14%) Telecoms
Job Titles
1 10 (71.43%) Network Engineer
2 2 (14.29%) Lead Network Engineer
2 2 (14.29%) Monitoring Engineer
2 2 (14.29%) Network Monitoring Engineer
3 1 (7.14%) Cisco Engineer
3 1 (7.14%) Cisco Network Engineer
3 1 (7.14%) Designer
3 1 (7.14%) Developer
3 1 (7.14%) Network Designer
3 1 (7.14%) Senior Network Engineer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 5 (35.71%) CORBA
1 5 (35.71%) Elastic Stack
1 5 (35.71%) Kafka
2 1 (7.14%) FIX Protocol
Miscellaneous
1 2 (14.29%) Data Centre
2 1 (7.14%) Analytical Skills
2 1 (7.14%) Greenfield Project
Processes & Methodologies
1 6 (42.86%) Load Balancing
2 5 (35.71%) Artificial Intelligence
3 4 (28.57%) Network Monitoring
4 2 (14.29%) Network Design
5 1 (7.14%) Collaborative Working
5 1 (7.14%) DNA
5 1 (7.14%) High Availability
5 1 (7.14%) Infrastructure as Code
5 1 (7.14%) Mentoring
5 1 (7.14%) Problem-Solving
5 1 (7.14%) Process Improvement
5 1 (7.14%) Product Roadmap
5 1 (7.14%) Project Planning
5 1 (7.14%) Technology Roadmap
5 1 (7.14%) Ticket Management
Programming Languages
1 7 (50.00%) Python
2 6 (42.86%) PHP
3 5 (35.71%) Java
3 5 (35.71%) Perl
3 5 (35.71%) PL/SQL
3 5 (35.71%) SQL
4 1 (7.14%) R
4 1 (7.14%) Shell Script
Qualifications
1 4 (28.57%) CCNP
1 4 (28.57%) Cisco Certification
2 2 (14.29%) CCIE
3 1 (7.14%) Degree
3 1 (7.14%) JNCIP
3 1 (7.14%) JNCIS
3 1 (7.14%) Master's Degree
System Software
1 1 (7.14%) VMware NSX
Systems Management
1 5 (35.71%) Kubernetes
1 5 (35.71%) Netcool
2 2 (14.29%) Ansible
2 2 (14.29%) Cisco Prime
3 1 (7.14%) Cisco CUCM
3 1 (7.14%) FortiGate
3 1 (7.14%) ITRS Geneos
3 1 (7.14%) Terraform
Vendors
1 9 (64.29%) Cisco
2 6 (42.86%) F5
3 5 (35.71%) AppDynamics
3 5 (35.71%) Juniper
3 5 (35.71%) SevOne
4 4 (28.57%) CheckPoint
4 4 (28.57%) Palo Alto
5 2 (14.29%) Microsoft
5 2 (14.29%) SolarWinds
6 1 (7.14%) Arista
6 1 (7.14%) Blue Coat
6 1 (7.14%) ExtraHop
6 1 (7.14%) Fortinet
6 1 (7.14%) Infoblox
6 1 (7.14%) Ivanti
6 1 (7.14%) Meraki
6 1 (7.14%) Radianz
6 1 (7.14%) Riverbed
6 1 (7.14%) VMware