The table below looks at the statistics for BGP skills in IT contracts advertised for the 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 August 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
28 Aug 2015
Same period 2014 Same period 2013
Border Gateway Protocol (BGP)
Rank 252 294 285
Rank change year-on-year
+42 -9
Contract jobs citing BGP 174 139 147
As % of all contract IT jobs located in London 0.73% 0.58% 0.59%
As % of the Communications & Networking category 5.79% 4.46% 4.82%
Number of daily rates quoted 119 92 89
Average daily rate
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£425 £375 £375
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+13.33% -
90% offered a daily rate of more than £300 £275 £283
10% offered a daily rate of more than £500 £486 £422
UK excluding London average daily rate £375 £350 £364
% change year-on-year
+7.14% -3.78%
Number of hourly rates quoted 2 2 4
Average hourly rate £42.75 £142.50 £50.25
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
-70.00% +183.58%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £42.55 £136.50 £48.00
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £42.95 £148.50 £57.75
UK excluding London average hourly rate £47.83 £40.00 £41.00
% change year-on-year
+19.57% -2.43%
BGP
England

The following table is for comparison with the above and provides statistics for the entire Communications & Networking category in contract jobs advertised in the London region.

Communications & Networking Category
London
Contract IT job ads with a match in the
Communications & Networking category
3003 3115 3049
As % of all contract IT jobs located in London 12.66% 13.01% 12.19%
Number of daily rates quoted 1935 1928 1970
Average daily rate £417 £400 £375
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+4.12% +6.66%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £250 £250 £225
10% offered a daily rate of more than £550 £550 £550
UK excluding London average daily rate £350 £338 £325
% change year-on-year
+3.70% +3.84%
Number of hourly rates quoted 84 97 96
Average hourly rate £18.00 £19.00 £20.00
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
-5.26% -5.00%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £12.20 £14.50 £14.06
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £43.00 £50.00 £48.00
UK excluding London average hourly rate £21.53 £22.50 £23.50
% change year-on-year
-4.33% -4.25%

BGP
Jobs Demand Trend in London

This chart provides a 3-month moving total of IT contractor jobs citing BGP across the London region as a proportion of the total demand within the Communications & Networking category.

BGP Jobs Demand Trend in London

BGP
Daily Rate Trend in London

This chart provides the 3-month moving average for daily rates quoted in IT contract jobs citing BGP across the London region.

BGP Daily Rate Trend in London

BGP
Daily Rate Histogram in London

This chart provides a histogram of daily rates quoted in contract IT jobs citing BGP across the London region over the 3 months to 28 August 2015.

BGP Daily Rate Histogram in London

BGP
Hourly Rate Trend in London

This chart provides the 3-month moving average for hourly rates quoted in IT contractor jobs citing BGP across the London region.

BGP Hourly Rate Trend in London

BGP
Contract Job Locations in London

The table below looks at the demand and provides a guide to the average contractor rates quoted in IT jobs citing BGP within the London region over the 3 months to 28 August 2015. The 'Rank Change' column provides an indication of the change in demand within each location based on the same 3 month period last year.

Location
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statistics and historical trends)
Rank Change
on Same Period
Last Year
Matching
Contract
IT Job Ads
Average
Daily Rate
Last 3 Months
Average Daily Rate
% Change
on Same Period
Last Year
Live
Job
Vacancies
City of London +7 52 £425 +13.33% 10
Isleworth - 4 - -
Hammersmith - 4 £438 -
Croydon -19 2 - -
Uxbridge - 2 - -
Docklands, London -7 1 £435 -17.14%
Twickenham - 1 - -
BGP
England

BGP
Top 30 Related IT Skills in London

For the 6 months to 28 August 2015, IT contractor jobs across the 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.

1 272 (88.60%) Cisco
2 228 (74.27%) OSPF
3 209 (68.08%) Firewall
4 179 (58.31%) Cisco Certification
5 174 (56.68%) MPLS
6 153 (49.84%) WAN
7 151 (49.19%) EIGRP
8 137 (44.63%) VPN
8 137 (44.63%) CCNP
9 135 (43.97%) LAN
10 123 (40.07%) Cisco ASA
11 122 (39.74%) Juniper
12 116 (37.79%) CheckPoint
13 114 (37.13%) IPsec
13 114 (37.13%) F5
14 113 (36.81%) Wireless
15 109 (35.50%) DNS
16 107 (34.85%) TCP/IP
17 104 (33.88%) Network Security
18 100 (32.57%) Finance
19 92 (29.97%) Cisco IOS
19 92 (29.97%) Cisco Nexus
20 91 (29.64%) Data Centre
21 82 (26.71%) Spanning Tree
22 81 (26.38%) DHCP
23 79 (25.73%) SolarWinds
24 73 (23.78%) HSRP
25 72 (23.45%) VLAN
26 67 (21.82%) Multicast
27 66 (21.50%) VoIP

BGP
Top Related IT Skills in London by Category

For the 6 months to 28 August 2015, IT contractor jobs across the 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 7 (2.28%) Apache
2 6 (1.95%) nginx
3 4 (1.30%) SharePoint
3 4 (1.30%) Lync
4 1 (0.33%) MediaWiki
4 1 (0.33%) MS Exchange
4 1 (0.33%) Confluence
Applications
1 8 (2.61%) MS Excel
2 7 (2.28%) MS Visio
3 6 (1.95%) MS Office
4 1 (0.33%) MS PowerPoint
Cloud Services
1 5 (1.63%) Amazon AWS
2 3 (0.98%) Microsoft Azure
3 2 (0.65%) Office 365
4 1 (0.33%) Mimecast
Communications & Networking
1 228 (74.27%) OSPF
2 209 (68.08%) Firewall
3 174 (56.68%) MPLS
4 153 (49.84%) WAN
5 151 (49.19%) EIGRP
6 137 (44.63%) VPN
7 135 (43.97%) LAN
8 123 (40.07%) Cisco ASA
9 114 (37.13%) IPsec
10 113 (36.81%) Wireless
11 109 (35.50%) DNS
12 107 (34.85%) TCP/IP
13 104 (33.88%) Network Security
14 92 (29.97%) Cisco Nexus
14 92 (29.97%) Cisco IOS
15 82 (26.71%) Spanning Tree
16 81 (26.38%) DHCP
17 73 (23.78%) HSRP
18 72 (23.45%) VLAN
19 67 (21.82%) Multicast
Database & Business Intelligence
1 7 (2.28%) MySQL
2 1 (0.33%) PostgreSQL
2 1 (0.33%) Relational Database
Development Applications
1 9 (2.93%) VSS/SourceSafe
2 4 (1.30%) Subversion
2 4 (1.30%) Git (software)
3 3 (0.98%) Hudson
3 3 (0.98%) Jenkins
4 1 (0.33%) GCC
4 1 (0.33%) JIRA
General
1 100 (32.57%) Finance
2 37 (12.05%) Banking
3 27 (8.79%) Telecoms
4 20 (6.51%) Multimedia
5 14 (4.56%) Investment Banking
6 10 (3.26%) Financial Institution
7 5 (1.63%) Retail
8 4 (1.30%) Marketing
9 3 (0.98%) Advertising
9 3 (0.98%) Legal
10 2 (0.65%) Manufacturing
11 1 (0.33%) Back Office
11 1 (0.33%) Games
11 1 (0.33%) Spanish Language
11 1 (0.33%) Corporate Banking
11 1 (0.33%) Billing
Job Titles
1 221 (71.99%) Network Engineer
2 42 (13.68%) Senior Network Engineer
3 24 (7.82%) Security Engineer
4 20 (6.51%) Network Security Engineer
5 16 (5.21%) Cisco Network Engineer
5 16 (5.21%) Cisco Engineer
6 13 (4.23%) Network Support
7 12 (3.91%) Project Manager
7 12 (3.91%) Consultant
8 11 (3.58%) Support Engineer
8 11 (3.58%) Design Engineer
8 11 (3.58%) Network Specialist
9 9 (2.93%) Communications Engineer
9 9 (2.93%) Avaya Engineer
10 8 (2.61%) Data Network Engineer
10 8 (2.61%) Network Design Engineer
10 8 (2.61%) Test Engineer
10 8 (2.61%) Network Support Engineer
11 7 (2.28%) Network Consultant
11 7 (2.28%) Architect
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 50 (16.29%) 802.1X
2 7 (2.28%) XMPP
3 2 (0.65%) Web Services
4 1 (0.33%) LAMP
Miscellaneous
1 91 (29.64%) Data Centre
2 38 (12.38%) Distributed Denial-of-Service
3 23 (7.49%) PKI
4 16 (5.21%) Video Conferencing
5 9 (2.93%) Computer Science
6 8 (2.61%) User Experience
6 8 (2.61%) Analytical Skills
6 8 (2.61%) Eurex
7 7 (2.28%) IVR
8 5 (1.63%) Management Information System
9 4 (1.30%) Cryptography
10 3 (0.98%) e-Health
10 3 (0.98%) MPEG
10 3 (0.98%) NHS
10 3 (0.98%) Enterprise Software
11 2 (0.65%) EMC VNX
11 2 (0.65%) Public Cloud
11 2 (0.65%) Life Science
12 1 (0.33%) Wiki
12 1 (0.33%) Fat Client
Operating Systems
1 47 (15.31%) Windows
2 41 (13.36%) UNIX
3 40 (13.03%) Linux
4 7 (2.28%) Solaris
5 6 (1.95%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
6 4 (1.30%) Windows Server 2012
6 4 (1.30%) Windows Server 2008
7 2 (0.65%) CentOS
7 2 (0.65%) Windows Server 2003
8 1 (0.33%) Debian
8 1 (0.33%) Ubuntu
8 1 (0.33%) Mac OS X
Processes & Methodologies
1 64 (20.85%) Load Balancing
2 45 (14.66%) Network Management
3 42 (13.68%) ITIL
4 30 (9.77%) Network Design
5 27 (8.79%) DDoS Mitigation
6 21 (6.84%) Network Monitoring
7 19 (6.19%) Capacity Planning
8 18 (5.86%) Kalman Filter
9 16 (5.21%) Low Latency
10 15 (4.89%) Migration
11 14 (4.56%) Project Management
11 14 (4.56%) Change Control
12 13 (4.23%) WAN Optimisation
12 13 (4.23%) Performance Management
12 13 (4.23%) Service Management
13 12 (3.91%) E-Commerce
14 10 (3.26%) Scrum
14 10 (3.26%) Problem Management
14 10 (3.26%) Kanban
15 9 (2.93%) Load Testing
Programming Languages
1 14 (4.56%) Python
2 12 (3.91%) SQL
3 11 (3.58%) VB
4 6 (1.95%) Perl
4 6 (1.95%) PHP
4 6 (1.95%) Ruby
5 5 (1.63%) Bash Shell
5 5 (1.63%) C
6 4 (1.30%) Lisp
7 3 (0.98%) Tcl
7 3 (0.98%) JavaScript
7 3 (0.98%) VBScript
8 1 (0.33%) Java
Qualifications
1 179 (58.31%) Cisco Certification
2 137 (44.63%) CCNP
3 62 (20.20%) CCIE
4 36 (11.73%) CCNA
5 33 (10.75%) Degree
6 27 (8.79%) CCSA
7 14 (4.56%) CCSE
8 13 (4.23%) CCIP
9 10 (3.26%) CCDA
10 4 (1.30%) MCSE
10 4 (1.30%) CISSP
10 4 (1.30%) Microsoft Certification
10 4 (1.30%) PRINCE2 Certification
10 4 (1.30%) Check Point Certification
10 4 (1.30%) JNCIS
10 4 (1.30%) Security Cleared
11 3 (0.98%) SC Cleared
11 3 (0.98%) JNCIP
11 3 (0.98%) CISM
11 3 (0.98%) GSEC
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 18 (5.86%) SLA
2 3 (0.98%) COBIT
3 1 (0.33%) QA
System Software
1 15 (4.89%) VMware Infrastructure
2 7 (2.28%) ProxySG
2 7 (2.28%) Snort
3 6 (1.95%) XenServer
4 2 (0.65%) Varnish
4 2 (0.65%) Docker
4 2 (0.65%) LXC
4 2 (0.65%) iptables
5 1 (0.33%) OpenSIPS
5 1 (0.33%) Postfix
5 1 (0.33%) Firmware
5 1 (0.33%) Samba
Systems Management
1 33 (10.75%) Cisco CUCM
2 19 (6.19%) RANCID
3 15 (4.89%) CiscoWorks
4 10 (3.26%) OpenView
4 10 (3.26%) CA Spectrum
5 9 (2.93%) AirWatch
6 7 (2.28%) Cisco UCCX
7 6 (1.95%) NetCrunch
7 6 (1.95%) SolarWinds Orion
8 5 (1.63%) Cacti
8 5 (1.63%) Nagios
9 4 (1.30%) Puppet
10 3 (0.98%) Opscode Chef
11 2 (0.65%) Cisco IPCC
11 2 (0.65%) ZABBIX
12 1 (0.33%) yum
12 1 (0.33%) FortiGate
12 1 (0.33%) Ansible
12 1 (0.33%) Cisco Prime
12 1 (0.33%) Cisco LMS
Vendors
1 272 (88.60%) Cisco
2 122 (39.74%) Juniper
3 116 (37.79%) CheckPoint
4 114 (37.13%) F5
5 79 (25.73%) SolarWinds
6 45 (14.66%) Infoblox
7 40 (13.03%) Aruba
8 37 (12.05%) Citrix
9 31 (10.10%) Blue Coat
10 24 (7.82%) HP
11 23 (7.49%) Riverbed
12 21 (6.84%) Microsoft
13 18 (5.86%) Avaya
13 18 (5.86%) Nortel
14 15 (4.89%) VMware
14 15 (4.89%) Fortinet
15 12 (3.91%) Sourcefire
16 11 (3.58%) CA
17 10 (3.26%) Dell
17 10 (3.26%) Websense
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Rate: Up to £600 per day
Posted: 3 hours ago
London
TEKsystems
Rate: £400 - £450 per annum
Posted: 8 hours ago
London
Hydrogen Group
Rate: £300.00 - £400.00 per day
Posted: 9 hours ago
London
McGregor Boyall
Rate: £300 - £400 per day
Posted: 10 hours ago
West London
Stafford-Sharp Associates
Rate: From £300 to £400 per day
Posted: Yesterday
London
Lorien Resourcing
Posted: 2 days ago
Central London / West End
Spencer Rose
Rate: From £400 to £470 per annum
Posted: 2 days ago
Hounslow, Middlesex
@ITS
Rate: From £300 to £350 per day
Posted: 2 days ago
London
Austin Fraser
Posted: 3 days ago
London
TEKsystems
Rate: £549 - £550 per day
Posted: 3 days ago
London
McGregor Boyall
Posted: 3 days ago
City, London
Canary Wharf and City
Rate: Up to £600 per day
Posted: 3 days ago
London
Orgtel
Rate: £120 - £160 per day
Posted: 3 days ago
City, London
Spinnaker Red
Rate: £500 per day
Posted: 8 days ago