Period
to

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 19 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)
England > London
6 months to
19 May 2022
Same period 2021 Same period 2020
Rank 420 383 313
Rank change year-on-year -37 -70 +46
Contract jobs citing BGP 174 91 114
As % of all contract jobs advertised in London 0.45% 0.38% 0.57%
As % of the Communications & Networking category 4.77% 4.25% 5.18%
Number of daily rates quoted 101 57 79
10th Percentile £408 £311 £311
25th Percentile £481 £381 £360
Median daily rate (50th Percentile) £525 £450 £425
Median % change year-on-year +16.67% +5.88% -5.56%
75th Percentile £575 £525 £535
90th Percentile £713 £645 £578
England median daily rate £500 £433 £425
% change year-on-year +15.47% +1.88% -
Number of hourly rates quoted 3 1 5
10th Percentile - - £28.75
25th Percentile £25.50 £68.75 £41.25
Median hourly rate £26.00 £72.50 £45.00
Median % change year-on-year -64.14% +61.11% +50.00%
75th Percentile £28.38 £76.25 £51.25
90th Percentile £29.50 - £54.40
England median hourly rate £26.00 £23.00 £43.75
% change year-on-year +13.04% -47.43% -2.78%

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 3,649 2,141 2,201
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in London 9.44% 8.92% 10.91%
Number of daily rates quoted 2,535 1,480 1,524
10th Percentile £313 £300 £207
25th Percentile £450 £381 £350
Median daily rate (50th Percentile) £550 £475 £450
Median % change year-on-year +15.79% +5.56% -5.26%
75th Percentile £650 £575 £575
90th Percentile £750 £675 £650
England median daily rate £500 £440 £425
% change year-on-year +13.64% +3.53% -2.02%
Number of hourly rates quoted 86 19 65
10th Percentile £20.95 £13.70 £14.80
25th Percentile £23.91 £21.44 £18.50
Median hourly rate £30.81 £49.66 £37.75
Median % change year-on-year -37.95% +31.54% +67.78%
75th Percentile £46.96 £64.38 £47.83
90th Percentile £67.50 £76.05 £53.25
England median hourly rate £23.91 £23.63 £20.00
% change year-on-year +1.21% +18.13% +6.67%

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 19 May 2022.

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 19 May 2022. 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
Jobs
Central London -33 14 £522 -30.40% 8
South London -10 1 - - 1
East London - 1 £450 - 1
BGP
England

For the 6 months to 19 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 London region with a requirement for BGP.

1 107 (61.49%) Firewall
2 98 (56.32%) MPLS
3 87 (50.00%) Cisco
4 82 (47.13%) OSPF
5 77 (44.25%) Cisco Certification
6 73 (41.95%) VPN
7 62 (35.63%) WAN
8 54 (31.03%) CCNP
9 51 (29.31%) Azure
10 47 (27.01%) Python
11 45 (25.86%) LAN
12 42 (24.14%) Nokia
13 41 (23.56%) CCIE
13 41 (23.56%) Juniper
13 41 (23.56%) Data Centre
14 39 (22.41%) Palo Alto
14 39 (22.41%) IPsec
14 39 (22.41%) Finance
15 38 (21.84%) EIGRP
15 38 (21.84%) Network Security
16 36 (20.69%) Wireless
16 36 (20.69%) SD-WAN
17 35 (20.11%) Multicast
18 34 (19.54%) Migration
18 34 (19.54%) TCP/IP
18 34 (19.54%) F5
19 32 (18.39%) CheckPoint
19 32 (18.39%) VXLAN
20 29 (16.67%) Social Skills
21 28 (16.09%) MS Visio

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 1 (0.57%) Confluence
1 1 (0.57%) Elasticsearch
1 1 (0.57%) nginx
Applications
1 28 (16.09%) MS Visio
2 8 (4.60%) Microsoft Excel
2 8 (4.60%) Microsoft Office
3 6 (3.45%) Microsoft PowerPoint
Business Applications
1 12 (6.90%) Sentinel
Cloud Services
1 51 (29.31%) Azure
2 27 (15.52%) AWS
3 14 (8.05%) Azure Monitor
3 14 (8.05%) Cloud Computing
4 12 (6.90%) Azure Sentinel
5 11 (6.32%) GCP
6 7 (4.02%) Azure Active Directory
6 7 (4.02%) Microsoft 365
7 6 (3.45%) PaaS
8 5 (2.87%) Azure ExpressRoute
8 5 (2.87%) IaaS
9 2 (1.15%) Akamai
9 2 (1.15%) Amazon EC2
9 2 (1.15%) SaaS
9 2 (1.15%) Virtual Private Cloud
10 1 (0.57%) AWS CloudFormation
10 1 (0.57%) AWS Direct Connect
Communications & Networking
1 107 (61.49%) Firewall
2 98 (56.32%) MPLS
3 82 (47.13%) OSPF
4 73 (41.95%) VPN
5 62 (35.63%) WAN
6 45 (25.86%) LAN
7 39 (22.41%) IPsec
8 38 (21.84%) EIGRP
8 38 (21.84%) Network Security
9 36 (20.69%) SD-WAN
9 36 (20.69%) Wireless
10 35 (20.11%) Multicast
11 34 (19.54%) TCP/IP
12 32 (18.39%) VXLAN
13 24 (13.79%) Ethernet VPN
13 24 (13.79%) NX-OS
14 22 (12.64%) Cisco Nexus
15 21 (12.07%) DNS
15 21 (12.07%) IOS XR
16 20 (11.49%) VLAN
Development Applications
1 5 (2.87%) Sonatype Nexus
2 4 (2.30%) JIRA
3 2 (1.15%) Fiddler
3 2 (1.15%) Git (software)
4 1 (0.57%) GitLab
General
1 39 (22.41%) Finance
2 29 (16.67%) Social Skills
3 17 (9.77%) Banking
4 15 (8.62%) Telecoms
5 8 (4.60%) Analytical Skills
6 6 (3.45%) Investment Banking
6 6 (3.45%) Military
7 4 (2.30%) Public Sector
8 3 (1.72%) Documentation Skills
8 3 (1.72%) Financial Institution
9 2 (1.15%) Presentation Skills
9 2 (1.15%) Retail
10 1 (0.57%) Corporate Banking
10 1 (0.57%) Dutch Language
10 1 (0.57%) French Language
10 1 (0.57%) Law
10 1 (0.57%) Local Government
10 1 (0.57%) Marketing
10 1 (0.57%) Organisational Skills
10 1 (0.57%) Retail Banking
Job Titles
1 93 (53.45%) Network Engineer
2 27 (15.52%) Senior Network Engineer
3 21 (12.07%) IP Engineer
4 19 (10.92%) Architect
5 11 (6.32%) Azure Architect
5 11 (6.32%) Cloud Architect
6 10 (5.75%) Security Engineer
7 9 (5.17%) Cisco Engineer
7 9 (5.17%) Security Architect
8 8 (4.60%) Cisco Network Engineer
9 7 (4.02%) Design Engineer
9 7 (4.02%) Juniper Engineer
9 7 (4.02%) Microsoft 365 Architect
10 6 (3.45%) Active Directory Architect
10 6 (3.45%) Azure Engineer
10 6 (3.45%) Cloud Engineer
10 6 (3.45%) Consultant
11 5 (2.87%) IP Network Engineer
11 5 (2.87%) Network Security Engineer
11 5 (2.87%) Test Engineer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 7 (4.02%) ARM Templates
2 3 (1.72%) 802.1X
2 3 (1.72%) JSON
3 2 (1.15%) XMPP
4 1 (0.57%) Express
4 1 (0.57%) jBPM
4 1 (0.57%) JSON Schema
4 1 (0.57%) REST
4 1 (0.57%) SOAP
4 1 (0.57%) Spine.js
4 1 (0.57%) YAML
Miscellaneous
1 41 (23.56%) Data Centre
2 10 (5.75%) Management Information System
3 8 (4.60%) Public Cloud
4 7 (4.02%) Self-Motivation
5 5 (2.87%) Cloud Native
5 5 (2.87%) Distributed Denial-of-Service
6 3 (1.72%) Private Cloud
7 2 (1.15%) CCTV
7 2 (1.15%) Clustering
7 2 (1.15%) Fibre Optics
7 2 (1.15%) Hybrid Cloud
7 2 (1.15%) Video Conferencing
8 1 (0.57%) Client/Server
8 1 (0.57%) Cyberattack
8 1 (0.57%) Greenfield Project
8 1 (0.57%) Linux Command Line
8 1 (0.57%) NHS
Operating Systems
1 22 (12.64%) Windows
2 16 (9.20%) Linux
3 9 (5.17%) Apple iOS
4 3 (1.72%) Unix
5 1 (0.57%) CatOS
5 1 (0.57%) CentOS
Processes & Methodologies
1 34 (19.54%) Migration
2 27 (15.52%) Load Balancing
3 22 (12.64%) Network Management
3 22 (12.64%) Service Management
4 21 (12.07%) Network Design
5 17 (9.77%) Change Management
6 16 (9.20%) Agile
6 16 (9.20%) Network Architecture
6 16 (9.20%) Project Delivery
7 15 (8.62%) ITIL
8 14 (8.05%) Analytics
8 14 (8.05%) Log Analytics
8 14 (8.05%) Security Monitoring
8 14 (8.05%) User Acceptance Testing
9 11 (6.32%) CI/CD
9 11 (6.32%) Penetration Testing
9 11 (6.32%) Performance Management
9 11 (6.32%) Scrum
10 10 (5.75%) Low Latency
11 9 (5.17%) DevOps
Programming Languages
1 47 (27.01%) Python
2 14 (8.05%) PowerShell
3 11 (6.32%) C#
4 8 (4.60%) Perl
5 4 (2.30%) C
6 2 (1.15%) Bash
6 2 (1.15%) Lisp
6 2 (1.15%) SQL
7 1 (0.57%) Go
7 1 (0.57%) Prolog
7 1 (0.57%) Ruby
Qualifications
1 77 (44.25%) Cisco Certification
2 54 (31.03%) CCNP
3 41 (23.56%) CCIE
4 19 (10.92%) CCNA
5 14 (8.05%) Security Cleared
6 13 (7.47%) JNCIA
7 12 (6.90%) CCIE Routing and Switching
7 12 (6.90%) JNCIS
8 11 (6.32%) Degree
9 10 (5.75%) SC Cleared
10 8 (4.60%) CCDP
11 7 (4.02%) CCIE Service Provider
12 6 (3.45%) CCIP
13 3 (1.72%) BPSS Clearance
13 3 (1.72%) CISSP
13 3 (1.72%) DV Cleared
13 3 (1.72%) JNCIE
13 3 (1.72%) JNCIP
13 3 (1.72%) PMP
14 2 (1.15%) SANS
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 8 (4.60%) SLA
2 2 (1.15%) DICOM
2 2 (1.15%) HL7
2 2 (1.15%) QA
3 1 (0.57%) NCSC
3 1 (0.57%) NIST
3 1 (0.57%) RMADS
System Software
1 7 (4.02%) Active Directory
2 1 (0.57%) iptables
2 1 (0.57%) ProxySG
2 1 (0.57%) Virtual Desktop
2 1 (0.57%) VMware Infrastructure
2 1 (0.57%) VMware NSX
Systems Management
1 25 (14.37%) Terraform
2 22 (12.64%) Ansible
3 8 (4.60%) Nagios
4 4 (2.30%) Grafana
4 4 (2.30%) ZABBIX
5 2 (1.15%) Cisco CUCM
5 2 (1.15%) Cisco Prime
5 2 (1.15%) Icinga
5 2 (1.15%) Kibana
5 2 (1.15%) Kubernetes
5 2 (1.15%) Stealthwatch
5 2 (1.15%) TrustSec
6 1 (0.57%) HP NNM
6 1 (0.57%) Puppet
6 1 (0.57%) SolarWinds Orion
Vendors
1 87 (50.00%) Cisco
2 42 (24.14%) Nokia
3 41 (23.56%) Juniper
4 39 (22.41%) Palo Alto
5 34 (19.54%) F5
6 32 (18.39%) CheckPoint
7 26 (14.94%) Microsoft
8 20 (11.49%) Fortinet
9 16 (9.20%) SolarWinds
10 14 (8.05%) Huawei
11 13 (7.47%) Citrix
11 13 (7.47%) Meraki
12 12 (6.90%) Infoblox
12 12 (6.90%) Zscaler
13 10 (5.75%) Arista
14 9 (5.17%) Aruba
14 9 (5.17%) McAfee
15 8 (4.60%) Oracle
16 7 (4.02%) Google
16 7 (4.02%) SevOne