The first table below looks at the demand 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 11 July 2014 with a comparison to the same period in the previous 2 years. The second table is for comparison and provides aggregates for all of the Communications & Networking category for the City of London region.

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
11 Jul 2014
Same period 2013 Same period 2012
Border Gateway Protocol (BGP)
Rank 168 194 193
Rank change year-on-year
+26 -1
Contract jobs citing BGP 26 24 32
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the City of London 0.46% 0.34% 0.42%
As % of the Communications & Networking category 3.95% 2.98% 3.39%
Number of daily rates quoted 15 14 21
Average daily rate
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£400 £375 £415
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+6.66% -9.63%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £293 £351 £350
10% offered a daily rate of more than £528 £421 £475
UK excluding London average daily rate £350 £338 £320
% change year-on-year
+3.70% +5.46%
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 2 0
Average hourly rate - £54.00 -
UK excluding London average hourly rate £41.00 £50.00 £27.50
% change year-on-year
-18.00% +81.81%
Communications & Networking Category
City of London
Contract IT job ads with a match in the
Communications & Networking category
659 806 943
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the City of London 11.58% 11.42% 12.29%
Number of daily rates quoted 453 525 617
Average daily rate £388 £375 £400
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+3.33% -6.25%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £245 £240 £240
10% offered a daily rate of more than £550 £550 £511
UK excluding London average daily rate £325 £320 £325
% change year-on-year
+1.56% -1.53%
Number of hourly rates quoted 19 42 41
Average hourly rate £20.00 £40.00 £20.50
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
-50.00% +95.12%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £16.50 £15.00 £14.00
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £57.49 £60.00 £41.05
UK excluding London average hourly rate £19.00 £24.50 £25.00
% change year-on-year
-22.44% -2.00%
BGP
London

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 11 July 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 11 July 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 39 (78.00%) Cisco
1 39 (78.00%) OSPF
2 26 (52.00%) Cisco Certification
3 25 (50.00%) Firewall
4 24 (48.00%) LAN
5 23 (46.00%) WAN
6 22 (44.00%) TCP/IP
7 20 (40.00%) MPLS
7 20 (40.00%) CCNP
7 20 (40.00%) Juniper
8 17 (34.00%) F5
9 16 (32.00%) Multicast
9 16 (32.00%) Network Security
10 15 (30.00%) Cisco Nexus
10 15 (30.00%) EIGRP
11 14 (28.00%) VLAN
11 14 (28.00%) Cisco IOS
12 13 (26.00%) Finance
12 13 (26.00%) CheckPoint
12 13 (26.00%) VPN
13 11 (22.00%) Banking
14 10 (20.00%) Cisco ASA
14 10 (20.00%) HSRP
15 9 (18.00%) Riverbed
15 9 (18.00%) Investment Banking
15 9 (18.00%) IPsec
15 9 (18.00%) DHCP
16 8 (16.00%) DNS
16 8 (16.00%) CCIE
16 8 (16.00%) Blue Coat

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

For the 6 months to 11 July 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.

Applications
1 1 (2.00%) MS Excel
Communications & Networking
1 39 (78.00%) OSPF
2 25 (50.00%) Firewall
3 24 (48.00%) LAN
4 23 (46.00%) WAN
5 22 (44.00%) TCP/IP
6 20 (40.00%) MPLS
7 16 (32.00%) Network Security
7 16 (32.00%) Multicast
8 15 (30.00%) Cisco Nexus
8 15 (30.00%) EIGRP
9 14 (28.00%) Cisco IOS
9 14 (28.00%) VLAN
10 13 (26.00%) VPN
11 10 (20.00%) Cisco ASA
11 10 (20.00%) HSRP
12 9 (18.00%) IPsec
12 9 (18.00%) DHCP
13 8 (16.00%) DNS
14 6 (12.00%) VoIP
14 6 (12.00%) WLAN
Database & Business Intelligence
1 1 (2.00%) MySQL
General
1 13 (26.00%) Finance
2 11 (22.00%) Banking
3 9 (18.00%) Investment Banking
4 7 (14.00%) Telecoms
5 2 (4.00%) Legal
6 1 (2.00%) Law
6 1 (2.00%) Retail
Job Titles
1 29 (58.00%) Network Engineer
2 9 (18.00%) Network Security Engineer
2 9 (18.00%) Security Engineer
3 8 (16.00%) Consultant
4 7 (14.00%) Senior Network Engineer
5 5 (10.00%) Network Consultant
6 3 (6.00%) Analyst
6 3 (6.00%) Network Analyst
6 3 (6.00%) Cisco Engineer
7 2 (4.00%) Senior Network Analyst
7 2 (4.00%) Cisco Network Engineer
7 2 (4.00%) Linux Administrator
7 2 (4.00%) Network Specialist
7 2 (4.00%) Senior Security Engineer
7 2 (4.00%) Linux Systems Administrator
7 2 (4.00%) Senior Network Security Engineer
7 2 (4.00%) Administrator
7 2 (4.00%) Senior Analyst
7 2 (4.00%) Systems Administrator
7 2 (4.00%) Data Consultant
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 1 (2.00%) DCOM
Miscellaneous
1 3 (6.00%) Video Conferencing
2 2 (4.00%) FlexPod
3 1 (2.00%) Data Integration
3 1 (2.00%) FMCG
3 1 (2.00%) Thin Client
3 1 (2.00%) PKI
3 1 (2.00%) Computer Science
3 1 (2.00%) Fat Client
Operating Systems
1 6 (12.00%) Linux
2 4 (8.00%) UNIX
3 2 (4.00%) Windows
4 1 (2.00%) CentOS
4 1 (2.00%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
Processes & Methodologies
1 8 (16.00%) Load Balancing
2 6 (12.00%) Network Management
2 6 (12.00%) ITIL
3 4 (8.00%) Change Management
3 4 (8.00%) Network Design
3 4 (8.00%) Low Latency
4 3 (6.00%) WAN Optimisation
4 3 (6.00%) Migration
4 3 (6.00%) E-Commerce
5 2 (4.00%) Incident Management
5 2 (4.00%) Network Monitoring
6 1 (2.00%) Ultra-Low Latency
6 1 (2.00%) Data Modelling
6 1 (2.00%) PRINCE
6 1 (2.00%) Project Management
6 1 (2.00%) Service Delivery
6 1 (2.00%) Information Security
6 1 (2.00%) TOGAF
6 1 (2.00%) Cyber Security
6 1 (2.00%) SIEM
Programming Languages
1 3 (6.00%) C
2 2 (4.00%) Python
3 1 (2.00%) Bash Shell
3 1 (2.00%) Perl
3 1 (2.00%) SQL
3 1 (2.00%) VB
Qualifications
1 26 (52.00%) Cisco Certification
2 20 (40.00%) CCNP
3 8 (16.00%) CCIE
4 3 (6.00%) CCNA
5 2 (4.00%) CCSE
5 2 (4.00%) Degree
6 1 (2.00%) SC Cleared
6 1 (2.00%) Security Cleared
6 1 (2.00%) JNCIA
6 1 (2.00%) JNCIE
6 1 (2.00%) CISSP
6 1 (2.00%) CCSP
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 1 (2.00%) SLA
1 1 (2.00%) ISO/IEC 27001
1 1 (2.00%) QA
1 1 (2.00%) PCI DSS
System Software
1 3 (6.00%) Snort
2 2 (4.00%) OpenSSH
2 2 (4.00%) vCloud
2 2 (4.00%) VMware ESX
3 1 (2.00%) VMware Infrastructure
3 1 (2.00%) Hyper-V
Systems Management
1 4 (8.00%) FortiGate
2 3 (6.00%) Cisco CUCM
3 2 (4.00%) Cisco Prime
3 2 (4.00%) OpenView
4 1 (2.00%) Nessus
4 1 (2.00%) SolarWinds Orion
Vendors
1 39 (78.00%) Cisco
2 20 (40.00%) Juniper
3 17 (34.00%) F5
4 13 (26.00%) CheckPoint
5 9 (18.00%) Riverbed
6 8 (16.00%) Blue Coat
7 4 (8.00%) Fortinet
8 3 (6.00%) Polycom
8 3 (6.00%) TippingPoint
8 3 (6.00%) VMware
8 3 (6.00%) Sourcefire
8 3 (6.00%) SolarWinds
9 2 (4.00%) Infoblox
9 2 (4.00%) Aruba
9 2 (4.00%) Citrix
9 2 (4.00%) Microsoft
10 1 (2.00%) HP
10 1 (2.00%) Nortel
10 1 (2.00%) Avaya
10 1 (2.00%) Red Hat
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I.T. Skillfinder
Rate: £1 per day + negotiable
Posted: 3 days ago
City, London
Aston Carter
Rate: £250 - £275 per day
Posted: 3 days ago
City, London
Connectus
Rate: £550 per day
Posted: 4 days ago
City, London
HAYS INFORMATION TECHNOLOGY
Rate: £275.00 - £325.00 per day
Posted: 4 days ago
City of London
Austin Fraser Limited
Rate: NEG
Posted: 10 days ago