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 22 December 2014 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
22 Dec 2014
Same period 2013 Same period 2012
Border Gateway Protocol (BGP)
Rank 131 161 185
Rank change year-on-year
+30 +24
Contract jobs citing BGP 71 40 20
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the City of London 1.26% 0.59% 0.33%
As % of the Communications & Networking category 9.73% 5.19% 2.31%
Number of daily rates quoted 57 27 11
Average daily rate
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£350 £380 £400
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
-7.89% -5.00%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £250 £290 £238
10% offered a daily rate of more than £425 £542 £425
UK excluding London average daily rate £355 £350 £314
% change year-on-year
+1.42% +11.55%
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 0 0
Average hourly rate - - -
UK excluding London average hourly rate £30.00 £25.50 £102.75
% change year-on-year
+17.64% -75.18%
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
730 770 864
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the City of London 12.98% 11.45% 14.26%
Number of daily rates quoted 525 497 573
Average daily rate £388 £400 £388
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
-3.12% +3.22%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £250 £275 £225
10% offered a daily rate of more than £500 £579 £575
UK excluding London average daily rate £350 £338 £325
% change year-on-year
+3.70% +3.84%
Number of hourly rates quoted 13 32 48
Average hourly rate £18.70 £16.75 £21.75
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
+11.64% -22.98%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £17.00 £12.75 £15.00
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £22.00 £27.89 £135.00
UK excluding London average hourly rate £23.50 £20.50 £21.13
% change year-on-year
+14.63% -2.95%

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 22 December 2014.

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 22 December 2014, 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.

1 124 (90.51%) Cisco
2 99 (72.26%) OSPF
3 91 (66.42%) Firewall
4 89 (64.96%) Cisco Certification
5 76 (55.47%) CCNP
6 66 (48.18%) EIGRP
7 60 (43.80%) Juniper
8 49 (35.77%) CheckPoint
9 48 (35.04%) TCP/IP
10 47 (34.31%) WAN
11 46 (33.58%) LAN
11 46 (33.58%) F5
12 44 (32.12%) Finance
13 41 (29.93%) VPN
13 41 (29.93%) Cisco Nexus
14 38 (27.74%) HSRP
15 37 (27.01%) MPLS
16 36 (26.28%) Network Security
17 32 (23.36%) Multicast
18 30 (21.90%) CCIE
19 28 (20.44%) Banking
20 26 (18.98%) DNS
21 24 (17.52%) UNIX
21 24 (17.52%) CCNA
21 24 (17.52%) VRRP
21 24 (17.52%) Cisco ASA
22 23 (16.79%) DMVPN
23 22 (16.06%) Change Management
24 19 (13.87%) SNMP
24 19 (13.87%) VLAN

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

For the 6 months to 22 December 2014, 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 3 (2.19%) IIS
1 3 (2.19%) Apache
Applications
1 1 (0.73%) MS Office
1 1 (0.73%) MS Excel
1 1 (0.73%) MS Visio
Business Applications
1 1 (0.73%) SAP Oil and Gas
Cloud Services
1 1 (0.73%) SaaS
Communications & Networking
1 99 (72.26%) OSPF
2 91 (66.42%) Firewall
3 66 (48.18%) EIGRP
4 48 (35.04%) TCP/IP
5 47 (34.31%) WAN
6 46 (33.58%) LAN
7 41 (29.93%) VPN
7 41 (29.93%) Cisco Nexus
8 38 (27.74%) HSRP
9 37 (27.01%) MPLS
10 36 (26.28%) Network Security
11 32 (23.36%) Multicast
12 26 (18.98%) DNS
13 24 (17.52%) Cisco ASA
13 24 (17.52%) VRRP
14 23 (16.79%) DMVPN
15 19 (13.87%) VLAN
15 19 (13.87%) SNMP
16 18 (13.14%) Internet
16 18 (13.14%) DHCP
Database & Business Intelligence
1 3 (2.19%) SQL Server
1 3 (2.19%) DB2
2 2 (1.46%) Data Mining
Development Applications
1 3 (2.19%) VSS/SourceSafe
General
1 44 (32.12%) Finance
2 28 (20.44%) Banking
3 11 (8.03%) Telecoms
4 9 (6.57%) Investment Banking
5 8 (5.84%) Retail
6 5 (3.65%) Multimedia
7 3 (2.19%) Marketing
8 1 (0.73%) Spanish Language
8 1 (0.73%) Billing
8 1 (0.73%) Manufacturing
8 1 (0.73%) Games
8 1 (0.73%) Financial Institution
8 1 (0.73%) Back Office
8 1 (0.73%) Electronics
Job Titles
1 71 (51.82%) Network Engineer
2 32 (23.36%) Cisco Engineer
3 21 (15.33%) Support Engineer
4 19 (13.87%) Cisco Support
4 19 (13.87%) Cisco Support Engineer
5 15 (10.95%) Security Engineer
6 13 (9.49%) Network Security Engineer
6 13 (9.49%) Architect
7 11 (8.03%) Cisco Network Engineer
8 10 (7.30%) Network Support
8 10 (7.30%) Network Architect
9 8 (5.84%) Analyst
9 8 (5.84%) Network Support Engineer
9 8 (5.84%) Senior Network Engineer
10 6 (4.38%) Network Analyst
10 6 (4.38%) Project Manager
10 6 (4.38%) Security Architect
10 6 (4.38%) Network Security Architect
11 5 (3.65%) NOC Engineer
12 4 (2.92%) Network Specialist
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 3 (2.19%) Regular Expression
2 1 (0.73%) XMPP
Miscellaneous
1 12 (8.76%) FlexPod
2 6 (4.38%) Analytical Skills
3 4 (2.92%) Clustering
4 3 (2.19%) Thin Client
4 3 (2.19%) SecurID
4 3 (2.19%) PKI
4 3 (2.19%) Fat Client
5 2 (1.46%) IVR
5 2 (1.46%) e-Health
6 1 (0.73%) Interactive TV
6 1 (0.73%) Streaming Media
6 1 (0.73%) DTV
6 1 (0.73%) Data Integration
6 1 (0.73%) Visualisation
6 1 (0.73%) Digital Media
Operating Systems
1 24 (17.52%) UNIX
2 16 (11.68%) Linux
3 8 (5.84%) Windows
4 4 (2.92%) Solaris
5 3 (2.19%) Oracle Linux
5 3 (2.19%) AIX
5 3 (2.19%) SUSE
6 1 (0.73%) Windows Server 2008
6 1 (0.73%) Windows 2000
6 1 (0.73%) Windows NT
6 1 (0.73%) Windows XP
6 1 (0.73%) Windows Server 2012
Processes & Methodologies
1 22 (16.06%) Change Management
2 13 (9.49%) Load Balancing
2 13 (9.49%) Network Design
3 12 (8.76%) ITIL
4 10 (7.30%) Low Latency
5 9 (6.57%) Mentoring
6 8 (5.84%) Service Management
7 7 (5.11%) Network Architecture
8 6 (4.38%) PRINCE2
8 6 (4.38%) Network Monitoring
9 5 (3.65%) E-Commerce
9 5 (3.65%) Service Delivery
9 5 (3.65%) Performance Tuning
10 4 (2.92%) Performance Monitoring
10 4 (2.92%) WAN Optimisation
10 4 (2.92%) Project Management
10 4 (2.92%) Kalman Filter
10 4 (2.92%) Line Management
11 3 (2.19%) Capacity Management
11 3 (2.19%) Programme Management
Programming Languages
1 15 (10.95%) Perl
2 3 (2.19%) SQL
2 3 (2.19%) Python
2 3 (2.19%) C
3 1 (0.73%) Java
3 1 (0.73%) Objective-C
Qualifications
1 89 (64.96%) Cisco Certification
2 76 (55.47%) CCNP
3 30 (21.90%) CCIE
4 24 (17.52%) CCNA
5 8 (5.84%) CCSE
6 4 (2.92%) CCSA
6 4 (2.92%) CCIP
7 3 (2.19%) PRINCE2 Certification
8 2 (1.46%) ITIL Certification
8 2 (1.46%) JNCIP
8 2 (1.46%) CCDP
8 2 (1.46%) Security Cleared
9 1 (0.73%) JNCIS
9 1 (0.73%) Microsoft Certification
9 1 (0.73%) MCSE
9 1 (0.73%) MCITP
9 1 (0.73%) Degree
9 1 (0.73%) PRINCE2 Practitioner
9 1 (0.73%) SC Cleared
9 1 (0.73%) PMP
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 4 (2.92%) SLA
2 1 (0.73%) QA
2 1 (0.73%) PCI DSS
System Software
1 3 (2.19%) Firmware
1 3 (2.19%) ProxySG
1 3 (2.19%) VMware Infrastructure
1 3 (2.19%) vSphere
1 3 (2.19%) FreeRADIUS
2 2 (1.46%) OpenSSH
2 2 (1.46%) Snort
Systems Management
1 12 (8.76%) OpenNMS
1 12 (8.76%) RANCID
2 4 (2.92%) FortiGate
3 3 (2.19%) Cisco Prime
4 2 (1.46%) CA Spectrum
4 2 (1.46%) CiscoWorks
4 2 (1.46%) Cisco CUCM
5 1 (0.73%) SolarWinds Orion
5 1 (0.73%) Cisco UCCX
Vendors
1 124 (90.51%) Cisco
2 60 (43.80%) Juniper
3 49 (35.77%) CheckPoint
4 46 (33.58%) F5
5 15 (10.95%) Blue Coat
6 10 (7.30%) Riverbed
7 9 (6.57%) VMware
7 9 (6.57%) Citrix
8 6 (4.38%) HP
9 5 (3.65%) Fortinet
10 4 (2.92%) Microsoft
11 3 (2.19%) IBM
11 3 (2.19%) Oracle
11 3 (2.19%) Infoblox
11 3 (2.19%) Imperva
12 2 (1.46%) SolarWinds
12 2 (1.46%) Sourcefire
12 2 (1.46%) CA
12 2 (1.46%) Nokia
13 1 (0.73%) Remedy
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