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 March 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 Mar 2015
Same period 2014 Same period 2013
Border Gateway Protocol (BGP)
Rank 134 163 177
Rank change year-on-year
+29 +14
Contract jobs citing BGP 51 32 25
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the City of London 1.00% 0.55% 0.43%
As % of the Communications & Networking category 7.48% 4.87% 2.95%
Number of daily rates quoted 42 21 12
Average daily rate
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£375 £370 £331
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+1.35% +11.69%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £290 £325 £276
10% offered a daily rate of more than £425 £400 £475
UK excluding London average daily rate £370 £350 £300
% change year-on-year
+5.71% +16.66%
Number of hourly rates quoted 1 0 0
Average hourly rate £40.00 - -
UK excluding London average hourly rate £30.00 £180.00 £35.00
% change year-on-year
-83.33% +414.28%
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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
682 657 848
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the City of London 13.32% 11.20% 14.63%
Number of daily rates quoted 495 414 570
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 £268 £225 £205
10% offered a daily rate of more than £525 £600 £538
UK excluding London average daily rate £350 £338 £320
% change year-on-year
+3.70% +5.46%
Number of hourly rates quoted 14 24 45
Average hourly rate £18.70 £20.00 £44.00
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
-6.50% -54.54%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £15.00 £14.65 £16.00
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £40.00 £33.75 £135.00
UK excluding London average hourly rate £29.00 £20.00 £23.33
% change year-on-year
+45.00% -14.27%

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 March 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 March 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.

1 114 (91.94%) Cisco
2 94 (75.81%) OSPF
3 89 (71.77%) Cisco Certification
4 78 (62.90%) Firewall
5 76 (61.29%) CCNP
6 59 (47.58%) EIGRP
7 51 (41.13%) CheckPoint
7 51 (41.13%) F5
8 47 (37.90%) Juniper
9 43 (34.68%) WAN
10 41 (33.06%) LAN
11 40 (32.26%) Finance
12 38 (30.65%) TCP/IP
13 34 (27.42%) Cisco Nexus
14 33 (26.61%) Network Security
14 33 (26.61%) Cisco ASA
15 31 (25.00%) Multicast
16 30 (24.19%) CCIE
16 30 (24.19%) MPLS
17 29 (23.39%) VPN
17 29 (23.39%) DNS
18 27 (21.77%) HSRP
18 27 (21.77%) DMVPN
19 24 (19.35%) Cisco IOS
19 24 (19.35%) CCNA
19 24 (19.35%) DHCP
20 21 (16.94%) Banking
21 20 (16.13%) Blue Coat
21 20 (16.13%) VMware
22 19 (15.32%) Citrix

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

For the 6 months to 3 March 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 (0.81%) IIS
1 1 (0.81%) Apache
Applications
1 1 (0.81%) MS Office
1 1 (0.81%) MS Excel
1 1 (0.81%) MS Visio
Business Applications
1 1 (0.81%) SAP Oil and Gas
Communications & Networking
1 94 (75.81%) OSPF
2 78 (62.90%) Firewall
3 59 (47.58%) EIGRP
4 43 (34.68%) WAN
5 41 (33.06%) LAN
6 38 (30.65%) TCP/IP
7 34 (27.42%) Cisco Nexus
8 33 (26.61%) Network Security
8 33 (26.61%) Cisco ASA
9 31 (25.00%) Multicast
10 30 (24.19%) MPLS
11 29 (23.39%) VPN
11 29 (23.39%) DNS
12 27 (21.77%) DMVPN
12 27 (21.77%) HSRP
13 24 (19.35%) Cisco IOS
13 24 (19.35%) DHCP
14 18 (14.52%) F5 BIG-IP LTM
15 16 (12.90%) F5 BIG-IP GTM
15 16 (12.90%) VRRP
Database & Business Intelligence
1 2 (1.61%) Data Mining
2 1 (0.81%) SQL Server
2 1 (0.81%) DB2
Development Applications
1 4 (3.23%) VSS/SourceSafe
General
1 40 (32.26%) Finance
2 21 (16.94%) Banking
3 11 (8.87%) Telecoms
4 5 (4.03%) Retail
4 5 (4.03%) Multimedia
5 4 (3.23%) Investment Banking
6 3 (2.42%) Marketing
7 1 (0.81%) Billing
7 1 (0.81%) Manufacturing
7 1 (0.81%) Games
7 1 (0.81%) Financial Institution
7 1 (0.81%) Back Office
7 1 (0.81%) Electronics
Job Titles
1 64 (51.61%) Network Engineer
2 19 (15.32%) Cisco Engineer
3 13 (10.48%) Support Engineer
4 12 (9.68%) Network Security Engineer
4 12 (9.68%) Security Engineer
5 11 (8.87%) Security Specialist
5 11 (8.87%) Architect
5 11 (8.87%) Network Specialist
5 11 (8.87%) Cisco Support
5 11 (8.87%) Network Security Specialist
5 11 (8.87%) Cisco Support Engineer
6 6 (4.84%) Security Architect
6 6 (4.84%) Network Security Architect
6 6 (4.84%) Network Architect
6 6 (4.84%) Senior Network Engineer
7 5 (4.03%) Network Support
7 5 (4.03%) Project Manager
7 5 (4.03%) Operations Engineer
7 5 (4.03%) NOC Engineer
8 4 (3.23%) Cisco Network Engineer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 1 (0.81%) XMPP
1 1 (0.81%) Regular Expression
Miscellaneous
1 11 (8.87%) Thin Client
1 11 (8.87%) Fat Client
2 10 (8.06%) FlexPod
3 8 (6.45%) Analytical Skills
4 2 (1.61%) Digital Media
4 2 (1.61%) Clustering
4 2 (1.61%) IVR
4 2 (1.61%) Interactive TV
4 2 (1.61%) SecurID
4 2 (1.61%) PKI
4 2 (1.61%) Streaming Media
5 1 (0.81%) e-Health
5 1 (0.81%) DTV
5 1 (0.81%) Visualisation
Operating Systems
1 19 (15.32%) Linux
2 17 (13.71%) UNIX
3 5 (4.03%) Windows
4 2 (1.61%) Solaris
5 1 (0.81%) AIX
5 1 (0.81%) SUSE
5 1 (0.81%) Windows Server 2008
5 1 (0.81%) Oracle Linux
5 1 (0.81%) Windows Server 2012
Processes & Methodologies
1 14 (11.29%) E-Commerce
1 14 (11.29%) Change Management
1 14 (11.29%) Network Design
1 14 (11.29%) Load Balancing
2 12 (9.68%) Low Latency
3 10 (8.06%) Mentoring
4 9 (7.26%) ITIL
5 6 (4.84%) Network Architecture
6 5 (4.03%) Incident Management
6 5 (4.03%) PRINCE2
6 5 (4.03%) Service Management
6 5 (4.03%) Service Delivery
6 5 (4.03%) Line Management
6 5 (4.03%) Network Monitoring
7 4 (3.23%) Project Management
8 3 (2.42%) Migration
8 3 (2.42%) Programme Management
8 3 (2.42%) High Availability
8 3 (2.42%) WAN Optimisation
8 3 (2.42%) Kalman Filter
Programming Languages
1 12 (9.68%) Perl
2 9 (7.26%) C
3 4 (3.23%) Python
4 2 (1.61%) Objective-C
4 2 (1.61%) Java
5 1 (0.81%) SQL
Qualifications
1 89 (71.77%) Cisco Certification
2 76 (61.29%) CCNP
3 30 (24.19%) CCIE
4 24 (19.35%) CCNA
5 17 (13.71%) CCSE
6 4 (3.23%) CCSA
6 4 (3.23%) CCIP
7 3 (2.42%) JNCIP
8 2 (1.61%) PRINCE2 Certification
8 2 (1.61%) CCDP
9 1 (0.81%) Microsoft Certification
9 1 (0.81%) MCSE
9 1 (0.81%) ITIL Certification
9 1 (0.81%) PMP
9 1 (0.81%) PMI Certification
9 1 (0.81%) MCITP
9 1 (0.81%) Degree
9 1 (0.81%) PRINCE2 Practitioner
9 1 (0.81%) JNCIS
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 2 (1.61%) SLA
System Software
1 12 (9.68%) VMware Infrastructure
2 3 (2.42%) ProxySG
3 2 (1.61%) Snort
4 1 (0.81%) Firmware
4 1 (0.81%) XenServer
4 1 (0.81%) vSphere
4 1 (0.81%) FreeRADIUS
Systems Management
1 10 (8.06%) OpenNMS
1 10 (8.06%) RANCID
2 3 (2.42%) FortiGate
2 3 (2.42%) Cisco Prime
3 2 (1.61%) Cisco CUCM
3 2 (1.61%) CA Spectrum
4 1 (0.81%) SolarWinds Orion
4 1 (0.81%) Cisco UCCX
4 1 (0.81%) OpenView
4 1 (0.81%) CiscoWorks
Vendors
1 114 (91.94%) Cisco
2 51 (41.13%) CheckPoint
2 51 (41.13%) F5
3 47 (37.90%) Juniper
4 20 (16.13%) VMware
4 20 (16.13%) Blue Coat
5 19 (15.32%) Citrix
6 13 (10.48%) HP
7 12 (9.68%) Infoblox
7 12 (9.68%) Imperva
8 9 (7.26%) Riverbed
9 4 (3.23%) SolarWinds
9 4 (3.23%) Fortinet
10 3 (2.42%) Nokia
11 2 (1.61%) Sourcefire
11 2 (1.61%) Brocade
11 2 (1.61%) Microsoft
11 2 (1.61%) Sun
11 2 (1.61%) CA
12 1 (0.81%) Avaya