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 23 September 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
23 Sep 2014
Same period 2013 Same period 2012
Border Gateway Protocol (BGP)
Rank 131 174 198
Rank change year-on-year
+43 +24
Contract jobs citing BGP 66 43 30
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the City of London 1.13% 0.60% 0.38%
As % of the Communications & Networking category 8.17% 4.92% 2.88%
Number of daily rates quoted 39 26 21
Average daily rate
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Average daily rate % change year-on-year
-4.76% -7.35%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £291 £328 £255
10% offered a daily rate of more than £503 £475 £500
UK excluding London average daily rate £350 £365 £325
% change year-on-year
-4.10% +12.30%
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 £38.75 £29.50
% change year-on-year
+3.22% +31.35%
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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
808 874 1042
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the City of London 13.79% 12.17% 13.24%
Number of daily rates quoted 529 584 689
Average daily rate £400 £400 £400
90% offered a daily rate of more than £250 £237 £215
10% offered a daily rate of more than £550 £600 £500
UK excluding London average daily rate £347 £325 £333
% change year-on-year
+6.91% -2.25%
Number of hourly rates quoted 26 32 43
Average hourly rate £19.75 £45.00 £20.50
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
-56.11% +119.51%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £13.50 £14.38 £13.75
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £160.00 £60.00 £40.25
UK excluding London average hourly rate £22.50 £22.50 £22.50

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 23 September 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 23 September 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 70 (84.34%) Cisco
2 59 (71.08%) OSPF
3 54 (65.06%) Firewall
4 47 (56.63%) Cisco Certification
5 40 (48.19%) CCNP
6 37 (44.58%) Juniper
7 36 (43.37%) EIGRP
8 35 (42.17%) Finance
9 34 (40.96%) LAN
10 33 (39.76%) WAN
11 32 (38.55%) CheckPoint
12 30 (36.14%) TCP/IP
12 30 (36.14%) VPN
13 28 (33.73%) F5
14 25 (30.12%) Cisco Nexus
15 24 (28.92%) Multicast
16 23 (27.71%) HSRP
17 22 (26.51%) MPLS
18 21 (25.30%) VLAN
18 21 (25.30%) Network Security
19 18 (21.69%) Banking
20 16 (19.28%) VRRP
21 15 (18.07%) DNS
21 15 (18.07%) CCIE
21 15 (18.07%) Cisco IOS
22 13 (15.66%) IPsec
23 12 (14.46%) Investment Banking
23 12 (14.46%) Mentoring
24 11 (13.25%) Load Balancing
24 11 (13.25%) Cisco ASA

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

For the 6 months to 23 September 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 (3.61%) IIS
1 3 (3.61%) Apache
Cloud Services
1 1 (1.20%) SaaS
Communications & Networking
1 59 (71.08%) OSPF
2 54 (65.06%) Firewall
3 36 (43.37%) EIGRP
4 34 (40.96%) LAN
5 33 (39.76%) WAN
6 30 (36.14%) TCP/IP
6 30 (36.14%) VPN
7 25 (30.12%) Cisco Nexus
8 24 (28.92%) Multicast
9 23 (27.71%) HSRP
10 22 (26.51%) MPLS
11 21 (25.30%) VLAN
11 21 (25.30%) Network Security
12 16 (19.28%) VRRP
13 15 (18.07%) Cisco IOS
13 15 (18.07%) DNS
14 13 (15.66%) IPsec
15 11 (13.25%) Cisco ASA
15 11 (13.25%) Internet
16 10 (12.05%) RIP
Database & Business Intelligence
1 3 (3.61%) SQL Server
1 3 (3.61%) DB2
2 1 (1.20%) MySQL
Development Applications
1 3 (3.61%) VSS/SourceSafe
General
1 35 (42.17%) Finance
2 18 (21.69%) Banking
3 12 (14.46%) Investment Banking
4 7 (8.43%) Retail
5 6 (7.23%) Telecoms
6 3 (3.61%) Multimedia
7 1 (1.20%) Financial Institution
7 1 (1.20%) Spanish Language
Job Titles
1 42 (50.60%) Network Engineer
2 16 (19.28%) Cisco Engineer
3 11 (13.25%) Senior Network Engineer
4 9 (10.84%) Support Engineer
4 9 (10.84%) Cisco Support
4 9 (10.84%) Cisco Support Engineer
5 8 (9.64%) Analyst
5 8 (9.64%) Cisco Network Engineer
6 7 (8.43%) Security Engineer
6 7 (8.43%) Network Architect
6 7 (8.43%) Architect
7 6 (7.23%) Consultant
7 6 (7.23%) Network Analyst
8 5 (6.02%) Network Support
8 5 (6.02%) Network Security Engineer
8 5 (6.02%) Network Support Engineer
9 3 (3.61%) Senior Security Engineer
9 3 (3.61%) Senior Network Security Engineer
9 3 (3.61%) Network Security Architect
9 3 (3.61%) Administrator
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 4 (4.82%) FIX Protocol
2 3 (3.61%) Regular Expression
3 1 (1.20%) XMPP
Miscellaneous
1 5 (6.02%) Analytical Skills
2 3 (3.61%) FlexPod
2 3 (3.61%) Firmware
2 3 (3.61%) SecurID
3 2 (2.41%) Clustering
3 2 (2.41%) e-Health
4 1 (1.20%) Thin Client
4 1 (1.20%) PKI
4 1 (1.20%) Fat Client
4 1 (1.20%) Data Integration
4 1 (1.20%) FMCG
Operating Systems
1 9 (10.84%) UNIX
1 9 (10.84%) Linux
2 5 (6.02%) Windows
3 3 (3.61%) AIX
3 3 (3.61%) SUSE
3 3 (3.61%) Oracle Linux
4 2 (2.41%) Solaris
5 1 (1.20%) Windows 2000
5 1 (1.20%) Windows NT
5 1 (1.20%) Windows XP
5 1 (1.20%) CentOS
5 1 (1.20%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
Processes & Methodologies
1 12 (14.46%) Mentoring
2 11 (13.25%) Load Balancing
3 10 (12.05%) Change Management
4 8 (9.64%) ITIL
4 8 (9.64%) Network Design
5 7 (8.43%) Low Latency
6 5 (6.02%) Network Architecture
6 5 (6.02%) Network Management
7 4 (4.82%) Line Management
7 4 (4.82%) E-Commerce
8 3 (3.61%) Migration
8 3 (3.61%) Project Management
8 3 (3.61%) Service Management
8 3 (3.61%) Performance Tuning
8 3 (3.61%) Network Monitoring
9 2 (2.41%) Performance Monitoring
9 2 (2.41%) Capacity Planning
9 2 (2.41%) Capacity Management
9 2 (2.41%) WAN Optimisation
9 2 (2.41%) Project Planning
Programming Languages
1 5 (6.02%) Perl
2 4 (4.82%) SQL
3 1 (1.20%) Bash Shell
3 1 (1.20%) C
Qualifications
1 47 (56.63%) Cisco Certification
2 40 (48.19%) CCNP
3 15 (18.07%) CCIE
4 7 (8.43%) CCSE
5 5 (6.02%) CCNA
6 4 (4.82%) CCSA
7 3 (3.61%) Security Cleared
8 2 (2.41%) SC Cleared
8 2 (2.41%) PRINCE2 Certification
8 2 (2.41%) ITIL Certification
9 1 (1.20%) JNCIA
9 1 (1.20%) JNCIE
9 1 (1.20%) Check Point Certification
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 3 (3.61%) SLA
2 1 (1.20%) QA
2 1 (1.20%) PCI DSS
System Software
1 4 (4.82%) Snort
2 3 (3.61%) vSphere
2 3 (3.61%) FreeRADIUS
3 2 (2.41%) OpenSSH
4 1 (1.20%) VMware Infrastructure
4 1 (1.20%) Hyper-V
Systems Management
1 4 (4.82%) FortiGate
2 3 (3.61%) OpenNMS
2 3 (3.61%) RANCID
3 2 (2.41%) SolarWinds Orion
3 2 (2.41%) CA Spectrum
3 2 (2.41%) CiscoWorks
4 1 (1.20%) OpenView
4 1 (1.20%) Cisco UCCX
4 1 (1.20%) Cisco CUCM
Vendors
1 70 (84.34%) Cisco
2 37 (44.58%) Juniper
3 32 (38.55%) CheckPoint
4 28 (33.73%) F5
5 10 (12.05%) Blue Coat
6 5 (6.02%) Riverbed
7 4 (4.82%) VMware
7 4 (4.82%) Sourcefire
7 4 (4.82%) Fortinet
7 4 (4.82%) Citrix
8 3 (3.61%) Oracle
8 3 (3.61%) IBM
8 3 (3.61%) Microsoft
8 3 (3.61%) SolarWinds
9 2 (2.41%) Infoblox
9 2 (2.41%) Nortel
9 2 (2.41%) Avaya
9 2 (2.41%) CA
10 1 (1.20%) Nokia
10 1 (1.20%) Red Hat
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