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 August 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 Aug 2015
Same period 2014 Same period 2013
Border Gateway Protocol (BGP)
Rank 149 163 198
Rank change year-on-year
+14 +35
Contract jobs citing BGP 62 34 26
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the City of London 1.07% 0.59% 0.37%
As % of the Communications & Networking category 8.12% 4.70% 3.26%
Number of daily rates quoted 47 16 15
Average daily rate
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£425 £388 £375
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+9.67% +3.33%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £276 £263 £332
10% offered a daily rate of more than £493 £504 £421
UK excluding London average daily rate £375 £350 £330
% change year-on-year
+7.14% +6.06%
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 0 3
Average hourly rate - - £48.00
UK excluding London average hourly rate £47.83 £40.00 £41.00
% change year-on-year
+19.57% -2.43%
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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
764 723 798
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the City of London 13.15% 12.53% 11.27%
Number of daily rates quoted 569 487 531
Average daily rate £425 £395 £400
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+7.59% -1.25%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £300 £238 £240
10% offered a daily rate of more than £550 £575 £575
UK excluding London average daily rate £350 £338 £323
% change year-on-year
+3.70% +4.65%
Number of hourly rates quoted 23 21 36
Average hourly rate £17.98 £20.50 £43.50
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
-12.29% -52.87%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £12.50 £15.50 £16.00
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £31.15 £160.00 £54.00
UK excluding London average hourly rate £21.53 £20.00 £25.50
% change year-on-year
+7.62% -21.56%

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 August 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 August 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 81 (96.43%) Cisco
2 67 (79.76%) OSPF
3 55 (65.48%) Firewall
4 52 (61.90%) Cisco Certification
5 43 (51.19%) CCNP
6 42 (50.00%) Finance
7 41 (48.81%) CheckPoint
8 40 (47.62%) MPLS
9 38 (45.24%) WAN
10 37 (44.05%) LAN
11 34 (40.48%) EIGRP
11 34 (40.48%) F5
12 33 (39.29%) Cisco IOS
13 32 (38.10%) Juniper
14 30 (35.71%) DNS
15 27 (32.14%) Multicast
16 24 (28.57%) Cisco Nexus
16 24 (28.57%) HSRP
16 24 (28.57%) DHCP
17 23 (27.38%) Spanning Tree
18 22 (26.19%) Banking
18 22 (26.19%) TCP/IP
19 20 (23.81%) Network Security
20 19 (22.62%) Cisco ASA
20 19 (22.62%) VPN
21 18 (21.43%) CCIE
21 18 (21.43%) IPsec
22 15 (17.86%) Wireless
22 15 (17.86%) CCSA
22 15 (17.86%) BIG-IP

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

For the 6 months to 3 August 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 (1.19%) IIS
1 1 (1.19%) Apache
1 1 (1.19%) Lync
Applications
1 3 (3.57%) MS Office
2 2 (2.38%) MS Excel
3 1 (1.19%) MS Visio
Cloud Services
1 2 (2.38%) Microsoft Azure
1 2 (2.38%) Amazon AWS
Communications & Networking
1 67 (79.76%) OSPF
2 55 (65.48%) Firewall
3 40 (47.62%) MPLS
4 38 (45.24%) WAN
5 37 (44.05%) LAN
6 34 (40.48%) EIGRP
7 33 (39.29%) Cisco IOS
8 30 (35.71%) DNS
9 27 (32.14%) Multicast
10 24 (28.57%) Cisco Nexus
10 24 (28.57%) HSRP
10 24 (28.57%) DHCP
11 23 (27.38%) Spanning Tree
12 22 (26.19%) TCP/IP
13 20 (23.81%) Network Security
14 19 (22.62%) Cisco ASA
14 19 (22.62%) VPN
15 18 (21.43%) IPsec
16 15 (17.86%) BIG-IP
16 15 (17.86%) Wireless
Database & Business Intelligence
1 1 (1.19%) SQL Server
1 1 (1.19%) DB2
Development Applications
1 5 (5.95%) VSS/SourceSafe
General
1 42 (50.00%) Finance
2 22 (26.19%) Banking
3 6 (7.14%) Financial Institution
4 5 (5.95%) Investment Banking
5 3 (3.57%) Telecoms
5 3 (3.57%) Advertising
6 1 (1.19%) Legal
6 1 (1.19%) Marketing
6 1 (1.19%) Billing
Job Titles
1 53 (63.10%) Network Engineer
2 14 (16.67%) Senior Network Engineer
3 9 (10.71%) Network Specialist
4 7 (8.33%) Project Manager
5 6 (7.14%) Network Security Engineer
5 6 (7.14%) Network Support
5 6 (7.14%) Cisco Engineer
5 6 (7.14%) Cisco Network Engineer
5 6 (7.14%) Security Engineer
6 5 (5.95%) Support Engineer
7 4 (4.76%) Senior Analyst
7 4 (4.76%) Network Analyst
7 4 (4.76%) Analyst
7 4 (4.76%) Senior Network Analyst
8 3 (3.57%) Test Engineer
8 3 (3.57%) Network Support Engineer
8 3 (3.57%) Senior Support Analyst
8 3 (3.57%) Network Manager
8 3 (3.57%) Support Analyst
8 3 (3.57%) Network Support Analyst
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 8 (9.52%) 802.1X
2 2 (2.38%) XMPP
3 1 (1.19%) Regular Expression
Miscellaneous
1 15 (17.86%) Data Centre
2 9 (10.71%) Video Conferencing
3 6 (7.14%) Eurex
4 2 (2.38%) Computer Science
4 2 (2.38%) Fat Client
4 2 (2.38%) Distributed Denial-of-Service
4 2 (2.38%) Enterprise Software
4 2 (2.38%) Thin Client
5 1 (1.19%) Management Information System
5 1 (1.19%) Streaming Video
5 1 (1.19%) Cryptography
5 1 (1.19%) e-Health
5 1 (1.19%) PKI
5 1 (1.19%) User Experience
5 1 (1.19%) Analytical Skills
5 1 (1.19%) Public Cloud
Operating Systems
1 11 (13.10%) Windows
2 8 (9.52%) UNIX
3 6 (7.14%) Linux
4 3 (3.57%) Windows Server 2008
4 3 (3.57%) Windows Server 2012
5 2 (2.38%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
5 2 (2.38%) Solaris
6 1 (1.19%) AIX
6 1 (1.19%) Oracle Linux
6 1 (1.19%) SUSE
Processes & Methodologies
1 12 (14.29%) Load Balancing
2 8 (9.52%) Project Management
2 8 (9.52%) ITIL
3 7 (8.33%) Low Latency
4 5 (5.95%) Network Monitoring
4 5 (5.95%) Migration
4 5 (5.95%) Asset Management
5 4 (4.76%) Investment Management
5 4 (4.76%) PRINCE2
5 4 (4.76%) Mentoring
5 4 (4.76%) Capacity Planning
6 3 (3.57%) Network Management
6 3 (3.57%) Capacity Management
6 3 (3.57%) Configuration Management
7 2 (2.38%) Line Management
7 2 (2.38%) WAN Optimisation
7 2 (2.38%) DDoS Mitigation
7 2 (2.38%) Security Hardening
7 2 (2.38%) Problem Management
7 2 (2.38%) E-Commerce
Programming Languages
1 5 (5.95%) SQL
2 4 (4.76%) Perl
3 2 (2.38%) JavaScript
3 2 (2.38%) VBScript
3 2 (2.38%) Python
3 2 (2.38%) Tcl
3 2 (2.38%) Lisp
3 2 (2.38%) Ruby
Qualifications
1 52 (61.90%) Cisco Certification
2 43 (51.19%) CCNP
3 18 (21.43%) CCIE
4 15 (17.86%) CCSA
5 13 (15.48%) CCNA
6 9 (10.71%) CCSE
7 4 (4.76%) MCSE
7 4 (4.76%) Microsoft Certification
7 4 (4.76%) PRINCE2 Certification
8 3 (3.57%) JNCIS
8 3 (3.57%) Degree
9 2 (2.38%) PRINCE2 Practitioner
9 2 (2.38%) CCIP
9 2 (2.38%) CCDA
9 2 (2.38%) ITIL Certification
10 1 (1.19%) Check Point Certification
10 1 (1.19%) SC Cleared
10 1 (1.19%) Security Cleared
10 1 (1.19%) JNCIP
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 2 (2.38%) SLA
System Software
1 4 (4.76%) VMware Infrastructure
2 2 (2.38%) Snort
3 1 (1.19%) vSphere
3 1 (1.19%) FreeRADIUS
Systems Management
1 5 (5.95%) CiscoWorks
1 5 (5.95%) Cisco CUCM
2 4 (4.76%) CA Spectrum
2 4 (4.76%) Cisco UCCX
3 2 (2.38%) AirWatch
3 2 (2.38%) OpenView
Vendors
1 81 (96.43%) Cisco
2 41 (48.81%) CheckPoint
3 34 (40.48%) F5
4 32 (38.10%) Juniper
5 7 (8.33%) Microsoft
5 7 (8.33%) Fortinet
6 6 (7.14%) SolarWinds
6 6 (7.14%) Infoblox
7 5 (5.95%) Riverbed
7 5 (5.95%) VMware
8 4 (4.76%) Blue Coat
8 4 (4.76%) CA
8 4 (4.76%) Citrix
8 4 (4.76%) Aruba
9 3 (3.57%) Brocade
9 3 (3.57%) Nortel
10 2 (2.38%) HP
10 2 (2.38%) Sourcefire
10 2 (2.38%) McAfee
10 2 (2.38%) Websense
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