Period
to 20 September 2021

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 20 September 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)
England > London
6 months to
20 Sep 2021
Same period 2020 Same period 2019
Rank 413 280 391
Rank change year-on-year -133 +111 +8
Contract jobs citing BGP 129 72 211
As % of all contract jobs advertised in London 0.39% 0.55% 0.54%
As % of the Communications & Networking category 4.08% 4.78% 5.15%
Number of daily rates quoted 67 46 146
10th Percentile £379 £303 £289
25th Percentile £438 £369 £358
Median daily rate (50th Percentile) £525 £425 £450
Median % change year-on-year +23.53% -5.56% +5.88%
75th Percentile £594 £482 £537
90th Percentile £706 £563 £628
England median daily rate £475 £438 £425
% change year-on-year +8.57% +2.94% -
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 1 4
Median hourly rate - £55.00 £37.50
Median % change year-on-year - +46.67% -33.18%
England median hourly rate £45.89 £25.50 £45.00
% change year-on-year +79.94% -43.33% -3.23%

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 3,160 1,505 4,097
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in London 9.47% 11.47% 10.55%
Number of daily rates quoted 2,152 1,034 2,821
10th Percentile £298 £263 £213
25th Percentile £407 £375 £350
Median daily rate (50th Percentile) £524 £470 £463
Median % change year-on-year +11.49% +1.62% +2.78%
75th Percentile £638 £574 £575
90th Percentile £713 £650 £656
England median daily rate £470 £440 £425
% change year-on-year +6.82% +3.53% -
Number of hourly rates quoted 58 26 106
10th Percentile £11.92 £16.00 £13.81
25th Percentile £14.06 £25.00 £18.49
Median hourly rate £22.50 £38.63 £21.50
Median % change year-on-year -41.75% +79.65% +7.50%
75th Percentile £37.75 £49.08 £44.99
90th Percentile £52.75 £57.25 £53.13
England median hourly rate £22.00 £30.50 £23.75
% change year-on-year -27.87% +28.42% +22.20%

BGP
Job Vacancy Trend in London

Job postings citing BGP as a proportion of all IT jobs advertised in London.

Job vacancy trend for BGP in London

BGP
Contractor Daily Rate Trend in London

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

Daily rate trend for BGP in London

BGP
Daily Rate Histogram in London

Daily rate distribution for jobs citing BGP in London over the 6 months to 20 September 2021.

Daily rate histogram for BGP in London

BGP
Contractor Hourly Rate Trend in London

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

Hourly rate trend 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 20 September 2021. 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 -57 14 £688 +62.24% 8
East London -11 2 - - 1
South London +1 1 - - 2
BGP
England

For the 6 months to 20 September 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 London region with a requirement for BGP.

1 91 (70.54%) Cisco
2 70 (54.26%) Firewall
3 69 (53.49%) MPLS
4 59 (45.74%) OSPF
5 45 (34.88%) WAN
6 40 (31.01%) AWS
7 38 (29.46%) Cisco Certification
8 36 (27.91%) VLAN
9 33 (25.58%) Network Security
9 33 (25.58%) Azure
10 31 (24.03%) Security Cleared
11 30 (23.26%) VPN
12 29 (22.48%) CheckPoint
12 29 (22.48%) SC Cleared
13 27 (20.93%) Data Centre
13 27 (20.93%) Palo Alto
14 26 (20.16%) Python
15 24 (18.60%) LAN
15 24 (18.60%) Multicast
16 23 (17.83%) EIGRP
16 23 (17.83%) Finance
17 22 (17.05%) Nokia
17 22 (17.05%) F5
17 22 (17.05%) Terraform
18 21 (16.28%) CCIE
19 20 (15.50%) Network Architecture
20 19 (14.73%) CCNP
20 19 (14.73%) VMware
21 16 (12.40%) Wireless
21 16 (12.40%) Juniper

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 8 (6.20%) Confluence
2 4 (3.10%) SharePoint
3 3 (2.33%) OpenStack
Applications
1 9 (6.98%) MS Visio
Business Applications
1 6 (4.65%) Sentinel
2 1 (0.78%) Remedy ITSM
Cloud Services
1 40 (31.01%) AWS
2 33 (25.58%) Azure
3 16 (12.40%) GCP
4 12 (9.30%) Microsoft 365
5 7 (5.43%) Cloud Computing
5 7 (5.43%) PaaS
6 6 (4.65%) Azure Sentinel
6 6 (4.65%) IaaS
6 6 (4.65%) IBM Cloud
6 6 (4.65%) SoftLayer
6 6 (4.65%) Virtual Private Cloud
7 5 (3.88%) Amazon ELB
8 4 (3.10%) Azure Active Directory
8 4 (3.10%) OneDrive
9 3 (2.33%) Amazon EC2
9 3 (2.33%) AWS Direct Connect
9 3 (2.33%) GitHub
9 3 (2.33%) SaaS
10 1 (0.78%) Akamai
10 1 (0.78%) Azure ExpressRoute
Communications & Networking
1 70 (54.26%) Firewall
2 69 (53.49%) MPLS
3 59 (45.74%) OSPF
4 45 (34.88%) WAN
5 36 (27.91%) VLAN
6 33 (25.58%) Network Security
7 30 (23.26%) VPN
8 24 (18.60%) LAN
8 24 (18.60%) Multicast
9 23 (17.83%) EIGRP
10 16 (12.40%) Wireless
11 15 (11.63%) IPsec
11 15 (11.63%) TCP/IP
12 13 (10.08%) Cisco IOS
12 13 (10.08%) IOS XR
12 13 (10.08%) SD-WAN
13 11 (8.53%) DNS
13 11 (8.53%) F5 BIG-IP LTM
14 10 (7.75%) Ethernet
15 9 (6.98%) VRRP
Database & Business Intelligence
1 8 (6.20%) SQL Server
Development Applications
1 3 (2.33%) Atlassian Bamboo
1 3 (2.33%) Bitbucket
1 3 (2.33%) Git (software)
1 3 (2.33%) Jenkins
1 3 (2.33%) JIRA
2 1 (0.78%) Sonatype Nexus
2 1 (0.78%) VSS/SourceSafe
General
1 23 (17.83%) Finance
2 13 (10.08%) Social Skills
3 6 (4.65%) Documentation Skills
4 5 (3.88%) Banking
5 3 (2.33%) Public Sector
5 3 (2.33%) Telecoms
6 2 (1.55%) Analytical Skills
6 2 (1.55%) Organisational Skills
6 2 (1.55%) Police
6 2 (1.55%) Presentation Skills
7 1 (0.78%) Games
7 1 (0.78%) Inclusion and Diversity
Job Titles
1 59 (45.74%) Network Engineer
2 17 (13.18%) Security Engineer
3 14 (10.85%) Architect
4 10 (7.75%) Network Architect
4 10 (7.75%) Senior Network Engineer
5 9 (6.98%) Cloud Engineer
6 8 (6.20%) Developer
6 8 (6.20%) Python Developer
6 8 (6.20%) Senior Security Engineer
7 7 (5.43%) Analytics Developer
8 6 (4.65%) IP Engineer
9 5 (3.88%) Cisco Engineer
9 5 (3.88%) Designer
9 5 (3.88%) Network Security Engineer
10 4 (3.10%) Cloud Architect
10 4 (3.10%) Consultant
10 4 (3.10%) IP Designer
10 4 (3.10%) Lead Developer
10 4 (3.10%) Senior Developer
10 4 (3.10%) Senior Python Developer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 8 (6.20%) NumPy
1 8 (6.20%) Pandas
1 8 (6.20%) PyTorch
2 7 (5.43%) Angular 2
2 7 (5.43%) AngularJS
2 7 (5.43%) jQuery
2 7 (5.43%) Node.js
2 7 (5.43%) React
3 4 (3.10%) Web Services
4 3 (2.33%) ARM Templates
5 2 (1.55%) Jinja
5 2 (1.55%) JSON
5 2 (1.55%) LDAP
5 2 (1.55%) XML
6 1 (0.78%) 802.1X
6 1 (0.78%) CSS
6 1 (0.78%) Spine.js
Miscellaneous
1 27 (20.93%) Data Centre
2 10 (7.75%) Public Cloud
3 8 (6.20%) Hedge funds
4 7 (5.43%) Equities
4 7 (5.43%) Fixed Income
4 7 (5.43%) Foreign Exchange (FX)
5 5 (3.88%) Hybrid Cloud
6 2 (1.55%) CCTV
7 1 (0.78%) CAN bus
7 1 (0.78%) Cloud Native
7 1 (0.78%) PlayStation
7 1 (0.78%) Self-Motivation
Operating Systems
1 9 (6.98%) Linux
2 3 (2.33%) Unix
3 2 (1.55%) CentOS
3 2 (1.55%) Windows
4 1 (0.78%) Mac OS X
4 1 (0.78%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
4 1 (0.78%) Ubuntu
Processes & Methodologies
1 20 (15.50%) Network Architecture
2 16 (12.40%) Analytics
3 13 (10.08%) Network Management
4 10 (7.75%) Configuration Management
4 10 (7.75%) Migration
4 10 (7.75%) Network Design
4 10 (7.75%) Service Management
5 9 (6.98%) DevOps
5 9 (6.98%) Load Balancing
5 9 (6.98%) Network Monitoring
6 8 (6.20%) Mathematics
6 8 (6.20%) Portfolio Management
7 7 (5.43%) Asset Management
7 7 (5.43%) Infrastructure as Code
7 7 (5.43%) ITIL
7 7 (5.43%) Network Segmentation
7 7 (5.43%) Security Monitoring
7 7 (5.43%) Software Engineering
8 6 (4.65%) Penetration Testing
8 6 (4.65%) Security Operations
Programming Languages
1 26 (20.16%) Python
2 11 (8.53%) Java
3 8 (6.20%) PowerShell
4 7 (5.43%) C++
4 7 (5.43%) JavaScript
5 6 (4.65%) C#
6 5 (3.88%) Perl
7 3 (2.33%) Bash Shell
8 1 (0.78%) Go
8 1 (0.78%) Scala
8 1 (0.78%) SQL
Qualifications
1 38 (29.46%) Cisco Certification
2 31 (24.03%) Security Cleared
3 29 (22.48%) SC Cleared
4 21 (16.28%) CCIE
5 19 (14.73%) CCNP
6 7 (5.43%) CCNA
7 6 (4.65%) Degree
8 5 (3.88%) CCDP
8 5 (3.88%) CCIE Service Provider
9 3 (2.33%) AWS Certification
9 3 (2.33%) CCDE
9 3 (2.33%) DV Cleared
9 3 (2.33%) JNCIP
9 3 (2.33%) JNCIS
10 2 (1.55%) CCIE Routing and Switching
10 2 (1.55%) Computer Science Degree
11 1 (0.78%) BPSS Clearance
11 1 (0.78%) CCDA
11 1 (0.78%) CCIE Security
11 1 (0.78%) CISSP
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 4 (3.10%) SLA
2 2 (1.55%) QA
3 1 (0.78%) Disclosure Scotland
3 1 (0.78%) PMO
System Software
1 16 (12.40%) VMware Infrastructure
2 10 (7.75%) VMware NSX
3 7 (5.43%) Active Directory
3 7 (5.43%) VMware ESXi
4 2 (1.55%) Docker
4 2 (1.55%) pfSense
5 1 (0.78%) Hyper-V
5 1 (0.78%) KVM
5 1 (0.78%) LXC
5 1 (0.78%) Virtual Machines
5 1 (0.78%) vSphere
5 1 (0.78%) Xen
Systems Management
1 22 (17.05%) Terraform
2 14 (10.85%) Ansible
3 4 (3.10%) Cisco Prime
3 4 (3.10%) FortiGate
4 3 (2.33%) Nagios
4 3 (2.33%) Puppet
5 2 (1.55%) Cisco CUCM
5 2 (1.55%) Packer
5 2 (1.55%) SolarWinds Orion
6 1 (0.78%) HP SiteScope
6 1 (0.78%) Kubernetes
6 1 (0.78%) OPNET
6 1 (0.78%) Opscode Chef
6 1 (0.78%) RSA Archer
6 1 (0.78%) vCenter Server
6 1 (0.78%) vRealize
6 1 (0.78%) vRealize Orchestrator
6 1 (0.78%) WhatsUp Gold
Vendors
1 91 (70.54%) Cisco
2 29 (22.48%) CheckPoint
3 27 (20.93%) Palo Alto
4 22 (17.05%) F5
4 22 (17.05%) Nokia
5 19 (14.73%) VMware
6 16 (12.40%) Juniper
7 15 (11.63%) Fortinet
8 10 (7.75%) Infoblox
9 9 (6.98%) SolarWinds
9 9 (6.98%) Zscaler
10 8 (6.20%) Oracle
11 7 (5.43%) Huawei
11 7 (5.43%) McAfee
11 7 (5.43%) Microsoft
12 6 (4.65%) Google
12 6 (4.65%) IBM
13 4 (3.10%) Aruba
14 3 (2.33%) Atlassian
14 3 (2.33%) Brocade