Period
to 1 December 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 1 December 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
1 Dec 2021
Same period 2020 Same period 2019
Rank 160 102 189
Rank change year-on-year -58 +87 +29
Contract jobs citing BGP 20 17 37
As % of all contract jobs advertised in the City of London 0.50% 0.86% 0.65%
As % of the Communications & Networking category 5.28% 6.61% 6.09%
Number of daily rates quoted 19 16 27
10th Percentile £500 " £323
25th Percentile £504 £238 £350
Median daily rate (50th Percentile) £688 £423 £425
Median % change year-on-year +62.72% -0.59% -5.56%
75th Percentile £722 £491 £479
90th Percentile £748 £544 £493
Central London median daily rate £651 £423 £450
% change year-on-year +54.14% -6.11% +5.88%
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 0 1
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 379 257 608
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in the City of London 9.39% 13.07% 10.73%
Number of daily rates quoted 306 210 463
10th Percentile £304 £238 £200
25th Percentile £427 £375 £319
Median daily rate (50th Percentile) £525 £500 £450
Median % change year-on-year +5.00% +11.11% +5.88%
75th Percentile £600 £556 £575
90th Percentile £688 £638 £675
Central London median daily rate £525 £500 £450
% change year-on-year +5.00% +11.11% +5.88%
Number of hourly rates quoted 6 5 12
10th Percentile £17.00 £22.70 £12.20
25th Percentile £21.00 " £15.88
Median hourly rate £22.25 £23.00 £19.10
Median % change year-on-year -3.26% +20.42% +2.14%
75th Percentile £34.25 £38.25 £21.25
90th Percentile £37.75 £52.35 £26.50
Central London median hourly rate £22.25 £23.00 £20.00
% change year-on-year -3.26% +15.00% +6.78%

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 1 December 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 1 December 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 12 (60.00%) Python
2 11 (55.00%) AWS
3 10 (50.00%) Azure
4 9 (45.00%) Analytics
4 9 (45.00%) Cisco
4 9 (45.00%) Firewall
5 8 (40.00%) OSPF
5 8 (40.00%) Java
5 8 (40.00%) Oracle
5 8 (40.00%) SQL Server
5 8 (40.00%) Pandas
5 8 (40.00%) PyTorch
5 8 (40.00%) Hedge funds
5 8 (40.00%) NumPy
5 8 (40.00%) Portfolio Management
5 8 (40.00%) Mathematics
6 7 (35.00%) jQuery
6 7 (35.00%) Software Engineering
6 7 (35.00%) Node.js
6 7 (35.00%) Angular 2
6 7 (35.00%) React
6 7 (35.00%) AngularJS
6 7 (35.00%) JavaScript
6 7 (35.00%) C++
6 7 (35.00%) Foreign Exchange (FX)
6 7 (35.00%) Fixed Income
6 7 (35.00%) Equities
6 7 (35.00%) Asset Management
7 6 (30.00%) VPN
7 6 (30.00%) Multicast

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:

Cloud Services
1 11 (55.00%) AWS
2 10 (50.00%) Azure
3 1 (5.00%) GitHub
Communications & Networking
1 9 (45.00%) Firewall
2 8 (40.00%) OSPF
3 6 (30.00%) Multicast
3 6 (30.00%) VPN
4 4 (20.00%) DNS
4 4 (20.00%) MPLS
4 4 (20.00%) Network Security
4 4 (20.00%) WAN
5 3 (15.00%) Broadband
5 3 (15.00%) DHCP
5 3 (15.00%) F5 BIG-IP GTM
5 3 (15.00%) F5 BIG-IP LTM
5 3 (15.00%) HSRP
5 3 (15.00%) IPv6
5 3 (15.00%) SD-WAN
5 3 (15.00%) SNMP
5 3 (15.00%) TCP/IP
6 2 (10.00%) Cisco Nexus
6 2 (10.00%) NX-OS
6 2 (10.00%) VXLAN
Database & Business Intelligence
1 8 (40.00%) SQL Server
Development Applications
1 1 (5.00%) Git (software)
General
1 5 (25.00%) Finance
2 3 (15.00%) Banking
3 1 (5.00%) Financial Institution
3 1 (5.00%) Investment Banking
3 1 (5.00%) Marketing
3 1 (5.00%) Social Skills
Job Titles
1 9 (45.00%) Network Engineer
2 8 (40.00%) Developer
2 8 (40.00%) Python Developer
3 7 (35.00%) Analytics Developer
4 4 (20.00%) Lead Developer
4 4 (20.00%) Senior Developer
4 4 (20.00%) Senior Python Developer
5 3 (15.00%) Principal Engineer
5 3 (15.00%) Principal Network Engineer
5 3 (15.00%) Python Team Leader
6 2 (10.00%) Architect
6 2 (10.00%) Senior Network Engineer
7 1 (5.00%) AWS Architect
7 1 (5.00%) Business Analyst
7 1 (5.00%) Java Developer
7 1 (5.00%) Lead Java Developer
7 1 (5.00%) Network Analyst
7 1 (5.00%) Network Architect
7 1 (5.00%) Network Implementation Engineer
7 1 (5.00%) Network Specialist
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 8 (40.00%) NumPy
1 8 (40.00%) Pandas
1 8 (40.00%) PyTorch
2 7 (35.00%) Angular 2
2 7 (35.00%) AngularJS
2 7 (35.00%) jQuery
2 7 (35.00%) Node.js
2 7 (35.00%) React
3 1 (5.00%) 802.1X
Miscellaneous
1 8 (40.00%) Hedge funds
2 7 (35.00%) Equities
2 7 (35.00%) Fixed Income
2 7 (35.00%) Foreign Exchange (FX)
3 5 (25.00%) Data Centre
4 1 (5.00%) Distributed Denial-of-Service
4 1 (5.00%) Greenfield Project
4 1 (5.00%) Public Cloud
Operating Systems
1 1 (5.00%) Linux
1 1 (5.00%) Windows
Processes & Methodologies
1 9 (45.00%) Analytics
2 8 (40.00%) Mathematics
2 8 (40.00%) Portfolio Management
3 7 (35.00%) Asset Management
3 7 (35.00%) Software Engineering
4 5 (25.00%) Migration
5 4 (20.00%) Load Balancing
5 4 (20.00%) Network Design
6 3 (15.00%) Network Monitoring
7 2 (10.00%) Change Management
7 2 (10.00%) Continuous Improvement
7 2 (10.00%) Site Reliability Engineering
8 1 (5.00%) Capacity Planning
8 1 (5.00%) Computer Science
8 1 (5.00%) Investment Management
8 1 (5.00%) Network Management
8 1 (5.00%) Network Planning
8 1 (5.00%) Project Delivery
8 1 (5.00%) Service Management
8 1 (5.00%) Wealth Management
Programming Languages
1 12 (60.00%) Python
2 8 (40.00%) Java
3 7 (35.00%) C++
3 7 (35.00%) JavaScript
Qualifications
1 4 (20.00%) CCIE
1 4 (20.00%) Cisco Certification
2 2 (10.00%) CCNP
2 2 (10.00%) Degree
3 1 (5.00%) Computer Science Degree
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 4 (20.00%) SLA
Systems Management
1 3 (15.00%) Nagios
2 1 (5.00%) Ansible
2 1 (5.00%) Terraform
Vendors
1 9 (45.00%) Cisco
2 8 (40.00%) Oracle
3 4 (20.00%) F5
4 3 (15.00%) CheckPoint
4 3 (15.00%) SolarWinds
5 2 (10.00%) Arista
5 2 (10.00%) Juniper
6 1 (5.00%) Citrix
6 1 (5.00%) Infoblox
6 1 (5.00%) McAfee
6 1 (5.00%) Microsoft
6 1 (5.00%) Palo Alto