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 average contractor rates offered in IT contracts that have cited BGP over the 3 months to 3 June 2015 with a comparison to the same period in 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.

Location
3 months to
3 Jun 2015
Same period 2014 Same period 2013
Border Gateway Protocol (BGP)
Rank 161 186 190
Rank change year-on-year
+25 +4
Contract jobs citing BGP 34 19 17
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the City of London 0.62% 0.32% 0.26%
As % of the Communications & Networking category 4.72% 2.78% 2.04%
Number of daily rates quoted 29 14 7
Average daily rate
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Average daily rate % change year-on-year
-6.25% +13.63%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £230 £261 £285
10% offered a daily rate of more than £555 £468 £442
UK excluding London average daily rate £340 £400 £300
% change year-on-year
-15.00% +33.33%
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 0 0
Average hourly rate - - -
UK excluding London average hourly rate £40.00 - £33.75
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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
720 683 834
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the City of London 13.09% 11.44% 12.93%
Number of daily rates quoted 534 499 549
Average daily rate £413 £395 £400
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+4.43% -1.25%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £260 £240 £213
10% offered a daily rate of more than £550 £500 £525
UK excluding London average daily rate £340 £335 £313
% change year-on-year
+1.49% +7.20%
Number of hourly rates quoted 24 15 43
Average hourly rate £18.70 £21.00 £43.50
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
-10.95% -51.72%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £13.46 £15.50 £15.00
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £41.40 £27.50 £135.00
UK excluding London average hourly rate £26.00 £18.00 £22.50
% change year-on-year
+44.44% -20.00%

BGP
Jobs Demand Trend in the City of London

This chart provides a 3-month moving total of IT contractor jobs citing BGP across the City of London region as a proportion of the total demand within 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 3 June 2015.

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 3 June 2015, IT contractor jobs across the City of London region citing BGP also mentioned the following IT skills in order of popularity. The figures indicate the number of jobs and their proportion against the total number of contract IT job ads sampled that cited BGP.

1 72 (91.14%) Cisco
2 60 (75.95%) OSPF
3 53 (67.09%) Cisco Certification
4 47 (59.49%) Firewall
5 46 (58.23%) CCNP
6 41 (51.90%) F5
7 37 (46.84%) CheckPoint
8 35 (44.30%) Finance
9 33 (41.77%) EIGRP
10 32 (40.51%) Multicast
11 31 (39.24%) Cisco IOS
11 31 (39.24%) DNS
12 27 (34.18%) LAN
13 26 (32.91%) DHCP
13 26 (32.91%) Juniper
14 23 (29.11%) Cisco ASA
15 22 (27.85%) MPLS
16 21 (26.58%) WAN
16 21 (26.58%) VMware
17 20 (25.32%) Network Security
18 19 (24.05%) Cisco Nexus
18 19 (24.05%) F5 BIG-IP LTM
18 19 (24.05%) Citrix
19 18 (22.78%) TCP/IP
19 18 (22.78%) CCSE
19 18 (22.78%) F5 BIG-IP GTM
20 17 (21.52%) HSRP
20 17 (21.52%) BIG-IP
21 16 (20.25%) Blue Coat
21 16 (20.25%) Linux

BGP
Top Related IT Skills in the City of London by Category

For the 6 months to 3 June 2015, IT contractor jobs across the City of London region citing BGP also mentioned the following IT skills grouped by category. The figures indicate the number of jobs and their proportion against the total number of contract IT job ads sampled that cited BGP. Up to 20 skills are shown per category.

Application Platforms
1 1 (1.27%) IIS
1 1 (1.27%) Apache
Business Applications
1 1 (1.27%) SAP Oil and Gas
Communications & Networking
1 60 (75.95%) OSPF
2 47 (59.49%) Firewall
3 33 (41.77%) EIGRP
4 32 (40.51%) Multicast
5 31 (39.24%) Cisco IOS
5 31 (39.24%) DNS
6 27 (34.18%) LAN
7 26 (32.91%) DHCP
8 23 (29.11%) Cisco ASA
9 22 (27.85%) MPLS
10 21 (26.58%) WAN
11 20 (25.32%) Network Security
12 19 (24.05%) Cisco Nexus
12 19 (24.05%) F5 BIG-IP LTM
13 18 (22.78%) F5 BIG-IP GTM
13 18 (22.78%) TCP/IP
14 17 (21.52%) HSRP
14 17 (21.52%) BIG-IP
15 15 (18.99%) DMVPN
15 15 (18.99%) NetScreen
Database & Business Intelligence
1 1 (1.27%) SQL Server
1 1 (1.27%) DB2
Development Applications
1 3 (3.80%) VSS/SourceSafe
General
1 35 (44.30%) Finance
2 10 (12.66%) Banking
3 4 (5.06%) Financial Institution
4 3 (3.80%) Telecoms
5 2 (2.53%) Marketing
6 1 (1.27%) Investment Banking
6 1 (1.27%) Electronics
6 1 (1.27%) Legal
6 1 (1.27%) Manufacturing
Job Titles
1 39 (49.37%) Network Engineer
2 19 (24.05%) Network Specialist
3 12 (15.19%) Security Specialist
3 12 (15.19%) Network Security Specialist
4 6 (7.59%) Security Engineer
4 6 (7.59%) Network Security Engineer
4 6 (7.59%) Operations Engineer
5 4 (5.06%) Support Engineer
5 4 (5.06%) Test Engineer
5 4 (5.06%) Senior Network Engineer
5 4 (5.06%) NOC Engineer
6 3 (3.80%) Technical Engineer
6 3 (3.80%) Cisco Engineer
6 3 (3.80%) Architect
6 3 (3.80%) Senior Operations Engineer
6 3 (3.80%) Senior Technical Engineer
6 3 (3.80%) Technical Operations Engineer
7 2 (2.53%) Solutions Architect
7 2 (2.53%) Network Operations Engineer
7 2 (2.53%) 2nd Line Support
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 1 (1.27%) Regular Expression
Miscellaneous
1 12 (15.19%) Thin Client
1 12 (15.19%) Fat Client
1 12 (15.19%) Data Centre
2 7 (8.86%) Analytical Skills
3 5 (6.33%) Eurex
4 1 (1.27%) Digital Media
4 1 (1.27%) FlexPod
4 1 (1.27%) User Experience
4 1 (1.27%) DTV
4 1 (1.27%) IVR
4 1 (1.27%) Interactive TV
4 1 (1.27%) Streaming Media
4 1 (1.27%) Computer Science
Operating Systems
1 16 (20.25%) Linux
2 9 (11.39%) UNIX
3 4 (5.06%) Windows
4 2 (2.53%) Solaris
5 1 (1.27%) AIX
5 1 (1.27%) SUSE
5 1 (1.27%) Oracle Linux
Processes & Methodologies
1 13 (16.46%) E-Commerce
2 12 (15.19%) Load Balancing
3 8 (10.13%) ITIL
3 8 (10.13%) Low Latency
3 8 (10.13%) Mentoring
4 6 (7.59%) Line Management
5 5 (6.33%) Incident Management
6 4 (5.06%) Network Design
7 3 (3.80%) Migration
7 3 (3.80%) Network Monitoring
8 2 (2.53%) Configuration Management
8 2 (2.53%) Project Management
8 2 (2.53%) Change Management
9 1 (1.27%) Disaster Recovery
9 1 (1.27%) Programme Management
9 1 (1.27%) Business Intelligence
9 1 (1.27%) Software Engineering
9 1 (1.27%) Problem Management
9 1 (1.27%) Digital Marketing
9 1 (1.27%) Security Architecture
Programming Languages
1 8 (10.13%) C
2 2 (2.53%) Python
2 2 (2.53%) Lisp
3 1 (1.27%) Objective-C
3 1 (1.27%) Java
3 1 (1.27%) Perl
3 1 (1.27%) SQL
Qualifications
1 53 (67.09%) Cisco Certification
2 46 (58.23%) CCNP
3 18 (22.78%) CCSE
4 13 (16.46%) CCNA
5 12 (15.19%) CCIE
6 5 (6.33%) CCSA
7 2 (2.53%) Degree
7 2 (2.53%) MCSE
7 2 (2.53%) Microsoft Certification
8 1 (1.27%) Check Point Certification
8 1 (1.27%) JNCIP
System Software
1 15 (18.99%) VMware Infrastructure
2 2 (2.53%) Snort
3 1 (1.27%) Firmware
3 1 (1.27%) ProxySG
3 1 (1.27%) XenServer
3 1 (1.27%) vSphere
3 1 (1.27%) FreeRADIUS
Systems Management
1 3 (3.80%) OpenView
2 2 (2.53%) CiscoWorks
2 2 (2.53%) FortiGate
2 2 (2.53%) Iperf
2 2 (2.53%) AirWatch
3 1 (1.27%) CA Spectrum
3 1 (1.27%) RANCID
3 1 (1.27%) OpenNMS
Vendors
1 72 (91.14%) Cisco
2 41 (51.90%) F5
3 37 (46.84%) CheckPoint
4 26 (32.91%) Juniper
5 21 (26.58%) VMware
6 19 (24.05%) Citrix
7 16 (20.25%) Blue Coat
8 15 (18.99%) Infoblox
9 13 (16.46%) Imperva
9 13 (16.46%) HP
10 7 (8.86%) SolarWinds
11 3 (3.80%) Aruba
11 3 (3.80%) Brocade
11 3 (3.80%) Fortinet
11 3 (3.80%) Riverbed
12 2 (2.53%) Microsoft
12 2 (2.53%) Sun
12 2 (2.53%) Sourcefire
12 2 (2.53%) McAfee
12 2 (2.53%) Websense
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