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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 24 May 2022 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
24 May 2022
Same period 2021 Same period 2020
Rank 176 145 144
Rank change year-on-year -31 -1 +65
Contract jobs citing BGP 11 5 15
As % of all contract jobs advertised in the City of London 0.26% 0.18% 0.47%
As % of the Communications & Networking category 2.70% 1.85% 4.92%
Number of daily rates quoted 10 3 11
10th Percentile £363 £332 £358
25th Percentile £429 £362 £363
Median daily rate (50th Percentile) £500 £425 £425
Median % change year-on-year +17.65% - -15.00%
75th Percentile £546 £606 £525
90th Percentile £716 £708 £588
Central London median daily rate £522 £750 £438
% change year-on-year -30.40% +71.43% -12.50%
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 0 2
10th Percentile - - £44.73
25th Percentile - - £46.19
Median hourly rate - - £51.25
75th Percentile - - £55.19
90th Percentile - - £55.98
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 407 270 305
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in the City of London 9.73% 9.50% 9.62%
Number of daily rates quoted 305 202 221
10th Percentile £313 £313 £213
25th Percentile £440 £386 £350
Median daily rate (50th Percentile) £525 £500 £450
Median % change year-on-year +5.00% +11.11% -5.26%
75th Percentile £625 £575 £575
90th Percentile £713 £698 £663
Central London median daily rate £525 £500 £450
% change year-on-year +5.00% +11.11% -7.22%
Number of hourly rates quoted 12 2 5
10th Percentile - £11.98 £24.72
25th Percentile £21.00 £12.69 £33.75
Median hourly rate £30.50 £14.75 £37.75
Median % change year-on-year +106.78% -60.93% +18.90%
75th Percentile £48.81 £17.19 £51.25
90th Percentile £62.43 £18.13 £54.40
Central London median hourly rate £35.00 £15.75 £37.13
% change year-on-year +122.22% -57.58% +65.00%

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

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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

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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 24 May 2022.

Daily rate histogram for BGP in the City of London

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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 24 May 2022, 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 9 (81.82%) OSPF
2 8 (72.73%) Cisco
3 7 (63.64%) WAN
3 7 (63.64%) Cisco Certification
3 7 (63.64%) CheckPoint
3 7 (63.64%) Firewall
3 7 (63.64%) Palo Alto
4 6 (54.55%) F5
4 6 (54.55%) CCNP
5 5 (45.45%) TCP/IP
5 5 (45.45%) DNS
5 5 (45.45%) Network Security
5 5 (45.45%) Finance
6 4 (36.36%) Network Design
6 4 (36.36%) Load Balancing
6 4 (36.36%) Banking
6 4 (36.36%) VPN
6 4 (36.36%) Microsoft
6 4 (36.36%) DHCP
6 4 (36.36%) Juniper
6 4 (36.36%) MPLS
6 4 (36.36%) EIGRP
6 4 (36.36%) Network Management
7 3 (27.27%) Multicast
7 3 (27.27%) HSRP
7 3 (27.27%) DWDM
7 3 (27.27%) CCIE
7 3 (27.27%) SSL
7 3 (27.27%) Financial Institution
7 3 (27.27%) Security Cleared

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:

Applications
1 1 (9.09%) Microsoft Office
Cloud Services
1 3 (27.27%) AWS
2 2 (18.18%) Azure
3 1 (9.09%) Amazon EC2
3 1 (9.09%) GCP
Communications & Networking
1 9 (81.82%) OSPF
2 7 (63.64%) Firewall
2 7 (63.64%) WAN
3 5 (45.45%) DNS
3 5 (45.45%) Network Security
3 5 (45.45%) TCP/IP
4 4 (36.36%) DHCP
4 4 (36.36%) EIGRP
4 4 (36.36%) MPLS
4 4 (36.36%) VPN
5 3 (27.27%) DWDM
5 3 (27.27%) HSRP
5 3 (27.27%) Multicast
5 3 (27.27%) SSL
6 2 (18.18%) Cisco ASA
6 2 (18.18%) F5 BIG-IP LTM
6 2 (18.18%) Internet
6 2 (18.18%) IPsec
6 2 (18.18%) LAN
7 1 (9.09%) VLAN
General
1 5 (45.45%) Finance
2 4 (36.36%) Banking
3 3 (27.27%) Financial Institution
4 2 (18.18%) Social Skills
5 1 (9.09%) Marketing
5 1 (9.09%) Public Sector
5 1 (9.09%) Telecoms
Job Titles
1 7 (63.64%) Network Engineer
2 2 (18.18%) Analyst
2 2 (18.18%) Network Analyst
2 2 (18.18%) Senior Network Engineer
3 1 (9.09%) Architect
3 1 (9.09%) Business Analyst
3 1 (9.09%) Infrastructure Architect
3 1 (9.09%) Juniper Engineer
3 1 (9.09%) Network Architect
3 1 (9.09%) Network Infrastructure Architect
3 1 (9.09%) Security Specialist
Miscellaneous
1 2 (18.18%) Data Centre
2 1 (9.09%) Cyberattack
2 1 (9.09%) Distributed Denial-of-Service
2 1 (9.09%) Public Cloud
Operating Systems
1 1 (9.09%) Linux
1 1 (9.09%) Windows
Processes & Methodologies
1 4 (36.36%) Load Balancing
1 4 (36.36%) Network Design
1 4 (36.36%) Network Management
2 2 (18.18%) Migration
3 1 (9.09%) Agile
3 1 (9.09%) Business Case
3 1 (9.09%) Change Management
3 1 (9.09%) Continuous Improvement
3 1 (9.09%) Data Analysis
3 1 (9.09%) Fintech
3 1 (9.09%) ITIL
3 1 (9.09%) Low Latency
3 1 (9.09%) Network Architecture
3 1 (9.09%) Performance Monitoring
3 1 (9.09%) Problem-Solving
3 1 (9.09%) Product Strategy
3 1 (9.09%) Project Delivery
3 1 (9.09%) Security Architecture
3 1 (9.09%) Service Management
3 1 (9.09%) Waterfall
Programming Languages
1 1 (9.09%) Bash
1 1 (9.09%) Perl
1 1 (9.09%) Python
Qualifications
1 7 (63.64%) Cisco Certification
2 6 (54.55%) CCNP
3 3 (27.27%) CCIE
3 3 (27.27%) Security Cleared
4 2 (18.18%) DV Cleared
5 1 (9.09%) CCNA
5 1 (9.09%) CESG Certified Professional
5 1 (9.09%) CISSP
5 1 (9.09%) Degree
5 1 (9.09%) ITIL Certification
5 1 (9.09%) JNCIA
5 1 (9.09%) JNCIS
5 1 (9.09%) SC Cleared
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 1 (9.09%) NCSC
1 1 (9.09%) NIST
1 1 (9.09%) RMADS
1 1 (9.09%) SLA
Systems Management
1 2 (18.18%) Ansible
2 1 (9.09%) Terraform
Vendors
1 8 (72.73%) Cisco
2 7 (63.64%) CheckPoint
2 7 (63.64%) Palo Alto
3 6 (54.55%) F5
4 4 (36.36%) Juniper
4 4 (36.36%) Microsoft
5 3 (27.27%) Infoblox
6 2 (18.18%) HP
7 1 (9.09%) Arista
7 1 (9.09%) Fortinet
7 1 (9.09%) Google
7 1 (9.09%) Oracle