The table below looks at the statistics for BGP skills in IT contracts advertised for the City of London region. Included is a guide to the contractor rates offered in IT contracts that have cited BGP over the 3 months to 28 September 2016 with a comparison to the same period over the previous 2 years.

Note that daily contractor rates and hourly contractor rates are treated separately. When calculating average contractor rates, daily rates are not derived from quoted hourly rates or vice versa.

3 months to
28 Sep 2016
Same period 2015 Same period 2014
Border Gateway Protocol (BGP)
Rank 145 141 145
Rank change year-on-year
-4 +4
Contract jobs citing BGP 21 47 65
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the City of London 0.61% 1.00% 1.12%
As % of the Communications & Networking category 3.95% 7.74% 8.06%
Number of daily rates quoted 11 39 38
Median daily rate £413 £425 £396
Median daily rate % change year-on-year
-2.94% +7.25%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £360 £337 £299
10% offered a daily rate of more than £500 £500 £504
UK excluding London median daily rate £350 £375 £348
% change year-on-year
-6.66% +7.91%
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 0 0
Median hourly rate - - -
UK excluding London median hourly rate £44.25 £47.83 £35.00
% change year-on-year
-7.48% +36.65%
BGP
London

The following table is for comparison with the above and provides statistics for the entire Communications & Networking category in contract jobs advertised in the City of London region.

Communications & Networking Category
City of London
Contract IT job ads with a match in the
Communications & Networking category
532 607 806
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the City of London 15.49% 12.95% 13.90%
Number of daily rates quoted 411 458 527
Median daily rate £450 £425 £400
Median daily rate % change year-on-year
+5.88% +6.25%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £339 £285 £263
10% offered a daily rate of more than £550 £525 £550
UK excluding London median daily rate £370 £360 £345
% change year-on-year
+2.77% +4.34%
Number of hourly rates quoted 5 14 27
Median hourly rate £17.25 £14.75 £19.50
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year
+16.94% -24.35%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £12.00 £11.75 £13.50
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £27.47 £19.00 £160.00
UK excluding London median hourly rate £29.00 £21.01 £22.85
% change year-on-year
+38.06% -8.05%

BGP
Jobs Demand Trend in the City of London

The demand trend of contract jobs across the City of London region citing BGP as a proportion of all IT contracts with a match in the Communications & Networking category.

BGP Jobs Demand Trend in the City of London

BGP
Daily Rate Trend in the City of London

This chart provides the 3-month moving average for daily rates quoted in IT contract jobs citing BGP across the City of London region.

BGP Daily Rate Trend in the City of London

BGP
Daily Rate Histogram in the City of London

This chart provides a histogram of daily rates quoted in contract IT jobs citing BGP across the City of London region over the 3 months to 28 September 2016.

BGP Daily Rate Histogram in the City of London

BGP
Hourly Rate Trend in the City of London

This chart provides the 3-month moving average for hourly rates quoted in IT contractor jobs citing BGP across the City of London region.

BGP Hourly Rate Trend in the City of London

BGP
Top 30 Related IT Skills in the City of London

For the 6 months to 28 September 2016, IT contractor jobs citing BGP also mentioned the following skills in order of popularity. The figures indicate the number co-occurrences and its proportion to all contract ads across the City of London region with a requirement for BGP.

1 40 (97.56%) Cisco
2 34 (82.93%) Firewall
3 28 (68.29%) Cisco Certification
3 28 (68.29%) TCP/IP
4 24 (58.54%) OSPF
5 23 (56.10%) CheckPoint
6 22 (53.66%) Multicast
7 20 (48.78%) CCNP
8 19 (46.34%) Finance
9 18 (43.90%) Windows
9 18 (43.90%) Data Centre
10 17 (41.46%) Change Control
11 15 (36.59%) Network Design
12 14 (34.15%) MPLS
13 13 (31.71%) VPN
14 12 (29.27%) Juniper
15 11 (26.83%) EIGRP
15 11 (26.83%) F5
15 11 (26.83%) HSRP
16 10 (24.39%) Palo Alto
16 10 (24.39%) CCDP
17 9 (21.95%) CCIE
17 9 (21.95%) Network Security
17 9 (21.95%) Cisco ASA
17 9 (21.95%) Cisco Nexus
18 8 (19.51%) Spanning Tree
18 8 (19.51%) LAN
18 8 (19.51%) WAN
19 7 (17.07%) ITIL
19 7 (17.07%) VoIP

BGP
Top Related 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 2 (4.88%) MS Office
2 1 (2.44%) MS Visio
Communications & Networking
1 34 (82.93%) Firewall
2 28 (68.29%) TCP/IP
3 24 (58.54%) OSPF
4 22 (53.66%) Multicast
5 14 (34.15%) MPLS
6 13 (31.71%) VPN
7 11 (26.83%) EIGRP
7 11 (26.83%) HSRP
8 9 (21.95%) Cisco ASA
8 9 (21.95%) Cisco Nexus
8 9 (21.95%) Network Security
9 8 (19.51%) LAN
9 8 (19.51%) Spanning Tree
9 8 (19.51%) WAN
10 7 (17.07%) IPsec
10 7 (17.07%) VoIP
10 7 (17.07%) VRRP
11 6 (14.63%) DHCP
11 6 (14.63%) SNMP
12 5 (12.20%) Ethernet
Development Applications
1 1 (2.44%) VSS/SourceSafe
General
1 19 (46.34%) Finance
2 7 (17.07%) Financial Institution
3 3 (7.32%) Telecoms
4 2 (4.88%) Banking
5 1 (2.44%) Investment Banking
Job Titles
1 35 (85.37%) Network Engineer
2 8 (19.51%) Cisco Engineer
2 8 (19.51%) Cisco Network Engineer
2 8 (19.51%) Senior Network Engineer
3 3 (7.32%) Data Engineer
3 3 (7.32%) Firewall Engineer
3 3 (7.32%) Senior Cisco Engineer
3 3 (7.32%) Senior Cisco Network Engineer
4 2 (4.88%) Cisco Consultant
4 2 (4.88%) Cisco Network Consultant
4 2 (4.88%) Consultant
4 2 (4.88%) Design Engineer
4 2 (4.88%) LAN Engineer
4 2 (4.88%) Network Design Engineer
4 2 (4.88%) Senior Data Engineer
5 1 (2.44%) Architect
5 1 (2.44%) Data Architect
5 1 (2.44%) Network Security Engineer
5 1 (2.44%) Support Analyst
5 1 (2.44%) Technical Support
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 3 (7.32%) 802.1X
2 1 (2.44%) RFC 2544
Miscellaneous
1 18 (43.90%) Data Centre
2 6 (14.63%) Hedge funds
3 4 (9.76%) Computer Science
4 3 (7.32%) Fintech
5 1 (2.44%) Analytical Skills
5 1 (2.44%) Distributed Denial-of-Service
Operating Systems
1 18 (43.90%) Windows
2 3 (7.32%) Unix
3 1 (2.44%) Linux
3 1 (2.44%) Windows Server
Processes & Methodologies
1 17 (41.46%) Change Control
2 15 (36.59%) Network Design
3 7 (17.07%) ITIL
4 5 (12.20%) Low Latency
4 5 (12.20%) Network Management
4 5 (12.20%) Network Monitoring
5 4 (9.76%) Penetration Testing
6 3 (7.32%) Change Management
6 3 (7.32%) Configuration Management
6 3 (7.32%) Migration
6 3 (7.32%) Network Architecture
6 3 (7.32%) Patch Management
6 3 (7.32%) Problem Management
6 3 (7.32%) Security Architecture
6 3 (7.32%) Service Delivery
6 3 (7.32%) Ultra-Low Latency
7 2 (4.88%) Capacity Planning
7 2 (4.88%) High Availability
7 2 (4.88%) Root Cause Analysis
7 2 (4.88%) Vulnerability Management
Programming Languages
1 1 (2.44%) Bash Shell
1 1 (2.44%) Java
1 1 (2.44%) Korn
1 1 (2.44%) Python
1 1 (2.44%) Ruby
Qualifications
1 28 (68.29%) Cisco Certification
2 20 (48.78%) CCNP
3 10 (24.39%) CCDP
4 9 (21.95%) CCIE
5 4 (9.76%) CCNA
5 4 (9.76%) Degree
6 3 (7.32%) CCSP
6 3 (7.32%) ITIL Certification
7 2 (4.88%) CCSA
7 2 (4.88%) JNCIE
8 1 (2.44%) CCDA
8 1 (2.44%) CCSE
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 1 (2.44%) MiFID
1 1 (2.44%) QA
1 1 (2.44%) SLA
System Software
1 1 (2.44%) Active Directory
1 1 (2.44%) Snort
1 1 (2.44%) Virtual Desktop
1 1 (2.44%) VMware ESX
1 1 (2.44%) VMware Infrastructure
1 1 (2.44%) VMware Workstation
Systems Management
1 2 (4.88%) Cisco Prime
2 1 (2.44%) Cisco CUCM
2 1 (2.44%) Endace
2 1 (2.44%) OpenView
2 1 (2.44%) TrustSec
Vendors
1 40 (97.56%) Cisco
2 23 (56.10%) CheckPoint
3 12 (29.27%) Juniper
4 11 (26.83%) F5
5 10 (24.39%) Palo Alto
6 5 (12.20%) Aruba
7 3 (7.32%) Brocade
7 3 (7.32%) Microsoft
7 3 (7.32%) VMware
8 2 (4.88%) Avaya
8 2 (4.88%) Blue Coat
8 2 (4.88%) HP
8 2 (4.88%) ProCurve
8 2 (4.88%) SolarWinds
9 1 (2.44%) Citrix
9 1 (2.44%) EMC
9 1 (2.44%) Forcepoint
9 1 (2.44%) Fortinet
9 1 (2.44%) NetScout
9 1 (2.44%) Nokia