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 April 2016 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.

3 months to
28 Apr 2016
Same period 2015 Same period 2014
Border Gateway Protocol (BGP)
Rank 145 181 191
Rank change year-on-year
+36 +10
Contract jobs citing BGP 18 21 21
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the City of London 0.52% 0.39% 0.34%
As % of the Communications & Networking category 4.24% 2.85% 2.87%
Number of daily rates quoted 15 12 18
Average daily rate £388 £475 £351
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
-18.42% +35.32%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £325 £331 £269
10% offered a daily rate of more than £480 £573 £458
UK excluding London average daily rate £363 £360 £400
% change year-on-year
+0.69% -10.00%
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 0 0
Average hourly rate - - -
UK excluding London average hourly rate £46.92 £40.00 £180.00
% change year-on-year
+17.28% -77.77%
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
425 737 731
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the City of London 12.26% 13.54% 11.77%
Number of daily rates quoted 321 539 512
Average daily rate £425 £400 £388
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+6.25% +3.22%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £295 £238 £235
10% offered a daily rate of more than £555 £550 £525
UK excluding London average daily rate £364 £342 £338
% change year-on-year
+6.43% +1.33%
Number of hourly rates quoted 11 12 20
Average hourly rate £19.00 £18.10 £22.00
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
+4.97% -17.72%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £17.65 £13.46 £12.50
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £29.65 £19.72 £33.75
UK excluding London average hourly rate £30.00 £30.00 £20.50
% change year-on-year
- +46.34%

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 April 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 April 2016, 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 37 (94.87%) Cisco
2 28 (71.79%) Firewall
3 26 (66.67%) OSPF
4 25 (64.10%) Cisco Certification
5 21 (53.85%) EIGRP
6 20 (51.28%) CCNP
7 17 (43.59%) Juniper
7 17 (43.59%) WAN
8 16 (41.03%) VPN
8 16 (41.03%) MPLS
9 14 (35.90%) Finance
10 13 (33.33%) LAN
10 13 (33.33%) Cisco ASA
10 13 (33.33%) Cisco Nexus
11 11 (28.21%) F5
11 11 (28.21%) Multicast
11 11 (28.21%) CheckPoint
12 10 (25.64%) DNS
12 10 (25.64%) VoIP
12 10 (25.64%) Wireless
12 10 (25.64%) Palo Alto
13 9 (23.08%) TCP/IP
13 9 (23.08%) DHCP
13 9 (23.08%) Network Security
14 8 (20.51%) Spanning Tree
14 8 (20.51%) HSRP
14 8 (20.51%) ITIL
14 8 (20.51%) IPsec
14 8 (20.51%) 802.1X
15 7 (17.95%) CCNA

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

For the 6 months to 28 April 2016, 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 2 (5.13%) Apache
2 1 (2.56%) Confluence
2 1 (2.56%) IIS
2 1 (2.56%) JBoss
2 1 (2.56%) MediaWiki
2 1 (2.56%) nginx
2 1 (2.56%) OpenStack
2 1 (2.56%) SAS
Applications
1 2 (5.13%) MS Visio
2 1 (2.56%) MS Office
Communications & Networking
1 28 (71.79%) Firewall
2 26 (66.67%) OSPF
3 21 (53.85%) EIGRP
4 17 (43.59%) WAN
5 16 (41.03%) MPLS
5 16 (41.03%) VPN
6 13 (33.33%) Cisco ASA
6 13 (33.33%) Cisco Nexus
6 13 (33.33%) LAN
7 11 (28.21%) Multicast
8 10 (25.64%) DNS
8 10 (25.64%) VoIP
8 10 (25.64%) Wireless
9 9 (23.08%) DHCP
9 9 (23.08%) Network Security
9 9 (23.08%) TCP/IP
10 8 (20.51%) HSRP
10 8 (20.51%) IPsec
10 8 (20.51%) Spanning Tree
11 7 (17.95%) Cisco IOS
Database & Business Intelligence
1 1 (2.56%) MySQL
1 1 (2.56%) PostgreSQL
1 1 (2.56%) Relational Database
1 1 (2.56%) SQL Server
Development Applications
1 2 (5.13%) Git (software)
1 2 (5.13%) Jenkins
2 1 (2.56%) Hudson
2 1 (2.56%) JIRA
2 1 (2.56%) Subversion
General
1 14 (35.90%) Finance
2 4 (10.26%) Legal
3 3 (7.69%) Financial Institution
4 2 (5.13%) Banking
4 2 (5.13%) Telecoms
5 1 (2.56%) Law
5 1 (2.56%) Retail
Job Titles
1 26 (66.67%) Network Engineer
2 9 (23.08%) Cisco Engineer
2 9 (23.08%) Senior Network Engineer
3 7 (17.95%) Cisco Network Engineer
4 4 (10.26%) Network Support
4 4 (10.26%) Support Engineer
4 4 (10.26%) Voice Engineer
5 3 (7.69%) Consultant
5 3 (7.69%) Design Engineer
5 3 (7.69%) Network Consultant
5 3 (7.69%) Network Design Engineer
5 3 (7.69%) Network Support Engineer
5 3 (7.69%) Senior Voice Engineer
5 3 (7.69%) Senior Voice Network Engineer
5 3 (7.69%) Voice Network Engineer
6 2 (5.13%) 2nd Line Support
6 2 (5.13%) Infrastructure Engineer
6 2 (5.13%) Network Analyst
6 2 (5.13%) Senior Support Engineer
6 2 (5.13%) Senior Voice Support Engineer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 8 (20.51%) 802.1X
2 1 (2.56%) LAMP
2 1 (2.56%) LAPP Stack
2 1 (2.56%) LEMP Stack
2 1 (2.56%) POSIX
2 1 (2.56%) XMPP
Miscellaneous
1 6 (15.38%) Data Centre
2 5 (12.82%) Computer Science
3 3 (7.69%) PKI
3 3 (7.69%) Video Conferencing
4 2 (5.13%) Analytical Skills
5 1 (2.56%) Clustering
5 1 (2.56%) Distributed Denial-of-Service
5 1 (2.56%) Fat Client
5 1 (2.56%) Hedge funds
5 1 (2.56%) MPEG
5 1 (2.56%) Streaming Media
5 1 (2.56%) Thin Client
5 1 (2.56%) User Experience
5 1 (2.56%) Wiki
Operating Systems
1 6 (15.38%) Windows
2 4 (10.26%) Linux
3 3 (7.69%) Unix
4 2 (5.13%) CentOS
4 2 (5.13%) Debian
4 2 (5.13%) Ubuntu
4 2 (5.13%) Windows Server
5 1 (2.56%) Solaris
5 1 (2.56%) Windows 2000
5 1 (2.56%) Windows 7
5 1 (2.56%) Windows Server 2003
5 1 (2.56%) Windows Server 2008
Processes & Methodologies
1 8 (20.51%) ITIL
2 6 (15.38%) Load Balancing
2 6 (15.38%) Network Design
3 4 (10.26%) Capacity Planning
3 4 (10.26%) High Availability
3 4 (10.26%) Mentoring
3 4 (10.26%) WAN Optimisation
4 3 (7.69%) Change Control
4 3 (7.69%) E-Commerce
4 3 (7.69%) Low Latency
4 3 (7.69%) Network Monitoring
4 3 (7.69%) Procure-to-pay
4 3 (7.69%) Service Management
5 2 (5.13%) Migration
5 2 (5.13%) Network Architecture
5 2 (5.13%) Problem Management
5 2 (5.13%) Risk Management
6 1 (2.56%) Database Theory
6 1 (2.56%) Network Management
6 1 (2.56%) Ultra-Low Latency
Programming Languages
1 4 (10.26%) Bash Shell
2 3 (7.69%) Perl
2 3 (7.69%) Python
3 2 (5.13%) Java
3 2 (5.13%) Korn
3 2 (5.13%) Ruby
4 1 (2.56%) C
4 1 (2.56%) PHP
4 1 (2.56%) Shell Script
4 1 (2.56%) SQL
Qualifications
1 25 (64.10%) Cisco Certification
2 20 (51.28%) CCNP
3 7 (17.95%) CCIE
3 7 (17.95%) CCNA
4 6 (15.38%) Degree
5 5 (12.82%) CCNP Voice
6 2 (5.13%) CCDP
6 2 (5.13%) CCSE
6 2 (5.13%) JNCIE
6 2 (5.13%) JNCIP
7 1 (2.56%) CCSP
7 1 (2.56%) CCVP
7 1 (2.56%) JNCIS
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 3 (7.69%) SLA
2 2 (5.13%) PCI DSS
3 1 (2.56%) QA
System Software
1 4 (10.26%) VMware Infrastructure
2 2 (5.13%) iptables
2 2 (5.13%) Postfix
2 2 (5.13%) Samba
2 2 (5.13%) Snort
2 2 (5.13%) VMware ESX
3 1 (2.56%) Active Directory
3 1 (2.56%) Ceph
3 1 (2.56%) Dovecot
3 1 (2.56%) Firmware
3 1 (2.56%) KVM
3 1 (2.56%) NFS
3 1 (2.56%) Sendmail
3 1 (2.56%) Squid
3 1 (2.56%) VMware ESXi
3 1 (2.56%) VMware Workstation
Systems Management
1 6 (15.38%) Cisco CUCM
2 4 (10.26%) Cisco UCCX
3 3 (7.69%) FortiGate
4 2 (5.13%) Puppet
5 1 (2.56%) Cacti
5 1 (2.56%) CiscoWorks
5 1 (2.56%) HAProxy
5 1 (2.56%) Nagios
5 1 (2.56%) Oracle ZFS
5 1 (2.56%) Proventia
5 1 (2.56%) RANCID
5 1 (2.56%) systemd
5 1 (2.56%) TrustSec
5 1 (2.56%) ZABBIX
Vendors
1 37 (94.87%) Cisco
2 17 (43.59%) Juniper
3 11 (28.21%) CheckPoint
3 11 (28.21%) F5
4 10 (25.64%) Palo Alto
5 6 (15.38%) VMware
6 5 (12.82%) Riverbed
7 3 (7.69%) Avaya
7 3 (7.69%) Blue Coat
7 3 (7.69%) Microsoft
7 3 (7.69%) Polycom
7 3 (7.69%) SolarWinds
8 2 (5.13%) Aruba
8 2 (5.13%) Citrix
8 2 (5.13%) Extreme Networks
8 2 (5.13%) Fortinet
8 2 (5.13%) Nokia
8 2 (5.13%) Red Hat
9 1 (2.56%) Akamai
9 1 (2.56%) ProCurve