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 28 August 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
28 Aug 2014
Same period 2013 Same period 2012
Border Gateway Protocol (BGP)
Rank 148 181 197
Rank change year-on-year
+33 +16
Contract jobs citing BGP 49 38 27
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the City of London 0.84% 0.52% 0.35%
As % of the Communications & Networking category 6.20% 4.45% 2.74%
Number of daily rates quoted 25 24 18
Average daily rate
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£375 £375 £400
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
- -6.25%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £263 £316 £250
10% offered a daily rate of more than £493 £441 £500
UK excluding London average daily rate £350 £364 £325
% change year-on-year
-3.78% +11.92%
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 4 1
Average hourly rate - £50.25 £41.00
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
- +22.56%
UK excluding London average hourly rate £40.00 £41.00 £29.50
% change year-on-year
-2.43% +38.98%
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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
790 854 986
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the City of London 13.58% 11.78% 12.62%
Number of daily rates quoted 508 572 642
Average daily rate £400 £400 £375
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
- +6.66%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £250 £240 £209
10% offered a daily rate of more than £575 £600 £500
UK excluding London average daily rate £338 £325 £330
% change year-on-year
+3.84% -1.51%
Number of hourly rates quoted 25 30 43
Average hourly rate £19.50 £23.75 £20.50
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
-17.89% +15.85%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £14.30 £16.00 £13.80
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £160.00 £60.00 £41.00
UK excluding London average hourly rate £22.50 £23.21 £25.00
% change year-on-year
-3.05% -7.16%

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 28 August 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 28 August 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 56 (82.35%) Cisco
2 47 (69.12%) OSPF
3 44 (64.71%) Firewall
4 36 (52.94%) Cisco Certification
5 31 (45.59%) CCNP
6 29 (42.65%) Juniper
7 28 (41.18%) TCP/IP
8 27 (39.71%) Finance
9 26 (38.24%) VPN
10 25 (36.76%) EIGRP
10 25 (36.76%) Multicast
11 24 (35.29%) LAN
12 23 (33.82%) WAN
12 23 (33.82%) Cisco Nexus
13 22 (32.35%) Network Security
14 20 (29.41%) VLAN
14 20 (29.41%) CheckPoint
15 19 (27.94%) MPLS
15 19 (27.94%) HSRP
16 18 (26.47%) F5
17 14 (20.59%) VRRP
17 14 (20.59%) Cisco IOS
18 13 (19.12%) Banking
19 12 (17.65%) Blue Coat
19 12 (17.65%) IPsec
20 11 (16.18%) Change Management
20 11 (16.18%) DNS
21 10 (14.71%) CCIE
22 9 (13.24%) RIP
22 9 (13.24%) SNMP

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

For the 6 months to 28 August 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 (4.41%) IIS
1 3 (4.41%) Apache
Cloud Services
1 1 (1.47%) SaaS
Communications & Networking
1 47 (69.12%) OSPF
2 44 (64.71%) Firewall
3 28 (41.18%) TCP/IP
4 26 (38.24%) VPN
5 25 (36.76%) EIGRP
5 25 (36.76%) Multicast
6 24 (35.29%) LAN
7 23 (33.82%) WAN
7 23 (33.82%) Cisco Nexus
8 22 (32.35%) Network Security
9 20 (29.41%) VLAN
10 19 (27.94%) HSRP
10 19 (27.94%) MPLS
11 14 (20.59%) VRRP
11 14 (20.59%) Cisco IOS
12 12 (17.65%) IPsec
13 11 (16.18%) DNS
14 9 (13.24%) RIP
14 9 (13.24%) SNMP
15 8 (11.76%) Internet
Database & Business Intelligence
1 3 (4.41%) SQL Server
1 3 (4.41%) DB2
2 1 (1.47%) MySQL
Development Applications
1 1 (1.47%) VSS/SourceSafe
General
1 27 (39.71%) Finance
2 13 (19.12%) Banking
3 9 (13.24%) Investment Banking
4 4 (5.88%) Retail
5 2 (2.94%) Telecoms
6 1 (1.47%) Spanish Language
Job Titles
1 37 (54.41%) Network Engineer
2 15 (22.06%) Cisco Engineer
3 9 (13.24%) Cisco Network Engineer
3 9 (13.24%) Security Engineer
4 8 (11.76%) Cisco Support
4 8 (11.76%) Support Engineer
4 8 (11.76%) Cisco Support Engineer
5 7 (10.29%) Network Security Engineer
5 7 (10.29%) Senior Network Engineer
6 5 (7.35%) Network Support
6 5 (7.35%) Consultant
6 5 (7.35%) Analyst
6 5 (7.35%) Network Support Engineer
7 4 (5.88%) Architect
7 4 (5.88%) Network Analyst
7 4 (5.88%) Network Architect
8 3 (4.41%) Administrator
8 3 (4.41%) Network Consultant
8 3 (4.41%) Senior Security Engineer
8 3 (4.41%) Senior Network Security Engineer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 3 (4.41%) FIX Protocol
1 3 (4.41%) Regular Expression
Miscellaneous
1 3 (4.41%) Firmware
2 2 (2.94%) Clustering
2 2 (2.94%) PKI
2 2 (2.94%) FlexPod
3 1 (1.47%) Fat Client
3 1 (1.47%) Data Integration
3 1 (1.47%) FMCG
3 1 (1.47%) e-Health
3 1 (1.47%) SecurID
3 1 (1.47%) Thin Client
Operating Systems
1 9 (13.24%) Linux
2 8 (11.76%) UNIX
3 4 (5.88%) Windows
4 3 (4.41%) AIX
4 3 (4.41%) SUSE
4 3 (4.41%) Oracle Linux
5 2 (2.94%) Solaris
6 1 (1.47%) Windows 2000
6 1 (1.47%) Windows NT
6 1 (1.47%) Windows XP
6 1 (1.47%) CentOS
6 1 (1.47%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
Processes & Methodologies
1 11 (16.18%) Change Management
2 7 (10.29%) ITIL
2 7 (10.29%) Low Latency
3 6 (8.82%) Load Balancing
4 5 (7.35%) Network Management
5 4 (5.88%) Network Design
6 3 (4.41%) E-Commerce
6 3 (4.41%) Migration
6 3 (4.41%) Service Management
6 3 (4.41%) Performance Tuning
7 2 (2.94%) Performance Monitoring
7 2 (2.94%) Network Monitoring
7 2 (2.94%) Capacity Management
7 2 (2.94%) Capacity Planning
7 2 (2.94%) Project Management
7 2 (2.94%) Project Planning
8 1 (1.47%) Root Cause Analysis
8 1 (1.47%) Data Architecture
8 1 (1.47%) Information Assurance
8 1 (1.47%) Network Architecture
Programming Languages
1 4 (5.88%) Perl
1 4 (5.88%) SQL
2 1 (1.47%) Bash Shell
2 1 (1.47%) C
Qualifications
1 36 (52.94%) Cisco Certification
2 31 (45.59%) CCNP
3 10 (14.71%) CCIE
4 5 (7.35%) CCNA
5 3 (4.41%) CCSE
5 3 (4.41%) Security Cleared
6 2 (2.94%) SC Cleared
7 1 (1.47%) JNCIA
7 1 (1.47%) JNCIE
7 1 (1.47%) PRINCE2 Certification
7 1 (1.47%) Check Point Certification
7 1 (1.47%) ITIL Certification
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 3 (4.41%) SLA
2 1 (1.47%) QA
2 1 (1.47%) PCI DSS
System Software
1 4 (5.88%) Snort
2 3 (4.41%) vSphere
2 3 (4.41%) FreeRADIUS
3 2 (2.94%) OpenSSH
4 1 (1.47%) VMware Infrastructure
4 1 (1.47%) Hyper-V
Systems Management
1 4 (5.88%) FortiGate
2 2 (2.94%) RANCID
2 2 (2.94%) OpenNMS
3 1 (1.47%) SolarWinds Orion
3 1 (1.47%) OpenView
3 1 (1.47%) CiscoWorks
3 1 (1.47%) CA Spectrum
Vendors
1 56 (82.35%) Cisco
2 29 (42.65%) Juniper
3 20 (29.41%) CheckPoint
4 18 (26.47%) F5
5 12 (17.65%) Blue Coat
6 4 (5.88%) Sourcefire
6 4 (5.88%) Fortinet
6 4 (5.88%) Citrix
6 4 (5.88%) VMware
7 3 (4.41%) Oracle
7 3 (4.41%) TippingPoint
7 3 (4.41%) IBM
8 2 (2.94%) Microsoft
8 2 (2.94%) Riverbed
8 2 (2.94%) Infoblox
9 1 (1.47%) Imperva
9 1 (1.47%) Aruba
9 1 (1.47%) SolarWinds
9 1 (1.47%) HP
9 1 (1.47%) Nortel
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