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 contractor rates offered in IT contracts that have cited BGP over the 3 months to 29 July 2016 with a comparison to the same period over 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
29 Jul 2016
Same period 2015 Same period 2014
Border Gateway Protocol (BGP)
Rank 140 148 176
Rank change year-on-year
+8 +28
Contract jobs citing BGP 22 61 33
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the City of London 0.65% 1.03% 0.56%
As % of the Communications & Networking category 4.18% 7.90% 4.51%
Number of daily rates quoted 14 47 17
Median daily rate £400 £425 £388
Median daily rate % change year-on-year
-5.88% +9.67%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £315 £276 £263
10% offered a daily rate of more than £493 £510 £502
UK excluding London median daily rate £350 £363 £350
% change year-on-year
-3.44% +3.57%
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 0 0
Median hourly rate - - -
UK excluding London median hourly rate £46.92 £47.83 £40.00
% change year-on-year
-1.91% +19.57%
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
526 772 731
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the City of London 15.66% 12.98% 12.37%
Number of daily rates quoted 420 574 495
Median daily rate £470 £425 £388
Median daily rate % change year-on-year
+10.58% +9.67%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £313 £300 £235
10% offered a daily rate of more than £568 £550 £550
UK excluding London median daily rate £365 £350 £335
% change year-on-year
+4.28% +4.47%
Number of hourly rates quoted 3 28 24
Median hourly rate £12.00 £17.98 £20.50
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year
-33.25% -12.29%
UK excluding London median hourly rate £32.50 £21.53 £20.00
% change year-on-year
+50.98% +7.62%

BGP
Jobs Demand Trend in the City of London

The demand trend of contract jobs across the City of London region citing BGP as a proportion of all IT contracts with a match in 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 29 July 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 29 July 2016, IT contractor jobs citing BGP also mentioned the following skills in order of popularity. The figures indicate the number co-occurrences and its proportion to all contract ads across the City of London region with a requirement for BGP.

1 39 (97.50%) Cisco
2 30 (75.00%) Firewall
3 24 (60.00%) Cisco Certification
4 22 (55.00%) CCNP
4 22 (55.00%) TCP/IP
5 21 (52.50%) OSPF
6 20 (50.00%) CheckPoint
7 16 (40.00%) Multicast
8 15 (37.50%) MPLS
8 15 (37.50%) Finance
9 14 (35.00%) EIGRP
9 14 (35.00%) Windows
9 14 (35.00%) Change Control
10 13 (32.50%) Juniper
11 12 (30.00%) Network Design
11 12 (30.00%) Data Centre
12 11 (27.50%) LAN
12 11 (27.50%) VPN
12 11 (27.50%) WAN
13 10 (25.00%) F5
14 9 (22.50%) HSRP
14 9 (22.50%) VoIP
14 9 (22.50%) ITIL
14 9 (22.50%) Cisco ASA
15 8 (20.00%) CCDP
16 7 (17.50%) Network Security
16 7 (17.50%) Cisco Nexus
17 6 (15.00%) Palo Alto
17 6 (15.00%) SNMP
17 6 (15.00%) Ethernet

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

The follow tables expand on the table above by listing co-occurrences grouped by category. The same job type, locality and period is covered with up to 20 co-occurrences shown in each of the following categories:

Application Platforms
1 1 (2.50%) IIS
Applications
1 2 (5.00%) MS Office
2 1 (2.50%) MS Visio
Communications & Networking
1 30 (75.00%) Firewall
2 22 (55.00%) TCP/IP
3 21 (52.50%) OSPF
4 16 (40.00%) Multicast
5 15 (37.50%) MPLS
6 14 (35.00%) EIGRP
7 11 (27.50%) LAN
7 11 (27.50%) VPN
7 11 (27.50%) WAN
8 9 (22.50%) Cisco ASA
8 9 (22.50%) HSRP
8 9 (22.50%) VoIP
9 7 (17.50%) Cisco Nexus
9 7 (17.50%) Network Security
10 6 (15.00%) DNS
10 6 (15.00%) Ethernet
10 6 (15.00%) SNMP
11 5 (12.50%) IPsec
11 5 (12.50%) VPLS
11 5 (12.50%) VRRP
Database & Business Intelligence
1 1 (2.50%) SQL Server
Development Applications
1 1 (2.50%) VSS/SourceSafe
General
1 15 (37.50%) Finance
2 5 (12.50%) Financial Institution
3 2 (5.00%) Telecoms
4 1 (2.50%) Legal
Job Titles
1 32 (80.00%) Network Engineer
2 7 (17.50%) Senior Network Engineer
3 6 (15.00%) Cisco Engineer
3 6 (15.00%) Cisco Network Engineer
4 4 (10.00%) Consultant
5 3 (7.50%) Cisco Consultant
5 3 (7.50%) Cisco Network Consultant
5 3 (7.50%) Firewall Engineer
5 3 (7.50%) Network Consultant
6 2 (5.00%) Design Engineer
6 2 (5.00%) LAN Engineer
6 2 (5.00%) Network Design Engineer
7 1 (2.50%) 3rd Line Infrastructure Support
7 1 (2.50%) 3rd Line Infrastructure Support Analyst
7 1 (2.50%) Avaya Engineer
7 1 (2.50%) Firewall Consultant
7 1 (2.50%) Infrastructure Support
7 1 (2.50%) Juniper Consultant
7 1 (2.50%) Senior Cisco Network Engineer
7 1 (2.50%) Senior Firewall Engineer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 3 (7.50%) 802.1X
2 1 (2.50%) XMPP
Miscellaneous
1 12 (30.00%) Data Centre
2 4 (10.00%) Hedge funds
3 3 (7.50%) Computer Science
3 3 (7.50%) Fintech
4 2 (5.00%) Analytical Skills
4 2 (5.00%) Distributed Denial-of-Service
5 1 (2.50%) MPEG
5 1 (2.50%) Streaming Media
Operating Systems
1 14 (35.00%) Windows
2 2 (5.00%) Windows Server
3 1 (2.50%) Linux
3 1 (2.50%) Unix
3 1 (2.50%) Windows 2000
3 1 (2.50%) Windows 7
3 1 (2.50%) Windows Server 2003
3 1 (2.50%) Windows Server 2008
Processes & Methodologies
1 14 (35.00%) Change Control
2 12 (30.00%) Network Design
3 9 (22.50%) ITIL
4 5 (12.50%) Network Monitoring
5 4 (10.00%) High Availability
5 4 (10.00%) Load Balancing
5 4 (10.00%) Network Management
5 4 (10.00%) Penetration Testing
6 3 (7.50%) Capacity Planning
6 3 (7.50%) Configuration Management
6 3 (7.50%) Low Latency
6 3 (7.50%) Migration
6 3 (7.50%) Patch Management
7 2 (5.00%) DDoS Mitigation
7 2 (5.00%) Risk Management
8 1 (2.50%) Asset Management
8 1 (2.50%) Data Protection
8 1 (2.50%) Problem Management
8 1 (2.50%) TOGAF
8 1 (2.50%) User Acceptance Testing
Programming Languages
1 2 (5.00%) Bash Shell
1 2 (5.00%) Python
2 1 (2.50%) Java
2 1 (2.50%) Korn
2 1 (2.50%) Perl
2 1 (2.50%) Ruby
Qualifications
1 24 (60.00%) Cisco Certification
2 22 (55.00%) CCNP
3 8 (20.00%) CCDP
4 4 (10.00%) CCNA
4 4 (10.00%) Degree
5 3 (7.50%) CCIE
5 3 (7.50%) ITIL Certification
6 2 (5.00%) CCSA
7 1 (2.50%) CCDA
7 1 (2.50%) CCNP Voice
7 1 (2.50%) CCSE
7 1 (2.50%) CCSP
7 1 (2.50%) CCVP
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 1 (2.50%) MiFID
1 1 (2.50%) QA
1 1 (2.50%) SLA
System Software
1 2 (5.00%) VMware ESX
2 1 (2.50%) Active Directory
2 1 (2.50%) Firmware
2 1 (2.50%) Snort
2 1 (2.50%) Virtual Desktop
2 1 (2.50%) VMware ESXi
2 1 (2.50%) VMware Infrastructure
2 1 (2.50%) VMware Workstation
Systems Management
1 2 (5.00%) Cisco CUCM
1 2 (5.00%) Cisco Prime
2 1 (2.50%) Cisco UCCX
2 1 (2.50%) OpenView
2 1 (2.50%) TrustSec
Vendors
1 39 (97.50%) Cisco
2 20 (50.00%) CheckPoint
3 13 (32.50%) Juniper
4 10 (25.00%) F5
5 6 (15.00%) Palo Alto
6 4 (10.00%) Microsoft
7 3 (7.50%) Brocade
7 3 (7.50%) VMware
8 2 (5.00%) Aruba
8 2 (5.00%) Avaya
8 2 (5.00%) Blue Coat
8 2 (5.00%) HP
8 2 (5.00%) ProCurve
9 1 (2.50%) Alcatel-Lucent
9 1 (2.50%) Apple
9 1 (2.50%) Citrix
9 1 (2.50%) EMC
9 1 (2.50%) Forcepoint
9 1 (2.50%) IBM
9 1 (2.50%) Nokia