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 7 July 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
7 Jul 2015
Same period 2014 Same period 2013
Border Gateway Protocol (BGP)
Rank 264 310 320
Rank change year-on-year
+46 +10
Contract jobs citing BGP 151 98 93
As % of all contract IT jobs located in London 0.66% 0.43% 0.39%
As % of the Communications & Networking category 4.96% 3.49% 3.20%
Number of daily rates quoted 111 61 50
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£388 £388 £375
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
- +3.33%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £285 £250 £275
10% offered a daily rate of more than £475 £488 £423
UK excluding London average daily rate £340 £381 £325
% change year-on-year
-10.81% +17.30%
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 3 1
Average hourly rate - £135.00 £60.00
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
- +125.00%
UK excluding London average hourly rate - £40.00 £32.50
% change year-on-year
- +23.07%
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
3045 2810 2908
As % of all contract IT jobs located in London 13.32% 12.26% 12.22%
Number of daily rates quoted 1960 1785 1803
Average daily rate £400 £400 £385
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
- +3.89%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £233 £225 £238
10% offered a daily rate of more than £550 £550 £525
UK excluding London average daily rate £350 £330 £320
% change year-on-year
+6.06% +3.12%
Number of hourly rates quoted 102 86 123
Average hourly rate £18.00 £20.00 £21.87
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
-10.00% -8.52%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £12.35 £15.75 £14.50
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £43.00 £34.00 £54.00
UK excluding London average hourly rate £23.75 £18.50 £25.00
% change year-on-year
+28.37% -26.00%

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 7 July 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 7 July 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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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 +27 49 £388 -1.58% 20
Isleworth - 4 - -
Twickenham - 2 - -
Hammersmith - 2 £438 -
Croydon -14 1 - -
Bromley - 1 £173 -
BGP
England

BGP
Top 30 Related IT Skills in London

For the 6 months to 7 July 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.

1 260 (88.14%) Cisco
2 213 (72.20%) OSPF
3 200 (67.80%) Firewall
4 187 (63.39%) Cisco Certification
5 163 (55.25%) MPLS
6 139 (47.12%) CCNP
7 137 (46.44%) WAN
8 132 (44.75%) EIGRP
9 131 (44.41%) LAN
10 121 (41.02%) VPN
11 120 (40.68%) F5
12 118 (40.00%) Cisco ASA
13 117 (39.66%) Juniper
14 106 (35.93%) Finance
15 102 (34.58%) CheckPoint
16 99 (33.56%) Network Security
17 98 (33.22%) DNS
18 97 (32.88%) Wireless
19 96 (32.54%) IPsec
20 89 (30.17%) Cisco Nexus
21 86 (29.15%) TCP/IP
22 80 (27.12%) Cisco IOS
23 73 (24.75%) SolarWinds
24 72 (24.41%) Multicast
25 71 (24.07%) Data Centre
26 70 (23.73%) DHCP
27 69 (23.39%) VLAN
28 65 (22.03%) Load Balancing
29 62 (21.02%) Spanning Tree
30 60 (20.34%) HSRP

BGP
Top Related IT Skills in London by Category

For the 6 months to 7 July 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 6 (2.03%) Apache
2 4 (1.36%) Confluence
2 4 (1.36%) IIS
2 4 (1.36%) MediaWiki
3 3 (1.02%) SharePoint
3 3 (1.02%) nginx
4 2 (0.68%) Lync
Applications
1 6 (2.03%) MS Office
2 4 (1.36%) MS Excel
2 4 (1.36%) MS Visio
3 1 (0.34%) MS PowerPoint
Cloud Services
1 2 (0.68%) Cloud Computing
1 2 (0.68%) SaaS
1 2 (0.68%) Office 365
Communications & Networking
1 213 (72.20%) OSPF
2 200 (67.80%) Firewall
3 163 (55.25%) MPLS
4 137 (46.44%) WAN
5 132 (44.75%) EIGRP
6 131 (44.41%) LAN
7 121 (41.02%) VPN
8 118 (40.00%) Cisco ASA
9 99 (33.56%) Network Security
10 98 (33.22%) DNS
11 97 (32.88%) Wireless
12 96 (32.54%) IPsec
13 89 (30.17%) Cisco Nexus
14 86 (29.15%) TCP/IP
15 80 (27.12%) Cisco IOS
16 72 (24.41%) Multicast
17 70 (23.73%) DHCP
18 69 (23.39%) VLAN
19 62 (21.02%) Spanning Tree
20 60 (20.34%) HSRP
Database & Business Intelligence
1 8 (2.71%) MySQL
2 4 (1.36%) SQL Server
2 4 (1.36%) PostgreSQL
3 2 (0.68%) Relational Database
3 2 (0.68%) DB2
Development Applications
1 6 (2.03%) VSS/SourceSafe
2 4 (1.36%) Subversion
2 4 (1.36%) JIRA
2 4 (1.36%) Git (software)
2 4 (1.36%) Hudson
2 4 (1.36%) Jenkins
3 1 (0.34%) Ant
3 1 (0.34%) GCC
General
1 106 (35.93%) Finance
2 36 (12.20%) Banking
3 24 (8.14%) Telecoms
4 20 (6.78%) Multimedia
5 16 (5.42%) Investment Banking
6 12 (4.07%) Financial Institution
7 5 (1.69%) Marketing
7 5 (1.69%) Retail
8 3 (1.02%) Games
9 2 (0.68%) Back Office
9 2 (0.68%) Corporate Banking
10 1 (0.34%) German Language
10 1 (0.34%) Billing
10 1 (0.34%) Legal
10 1 (0.34%) Advertising
10 1 (0.34%) Publishing
Job Titles
1 209 (70.85%) Network Engineer
2 28 (9.49%) Senior Network Engineer
3 21 (7.12%) Security Engineer
4 20 (6.78%) Network Security Engineer
5 16 (5.42%) Cisco Engineer
6 15 (5.08%) Network Specialist
7 14 (4.75%) Cisco Network Engineer
8 12 (4.07%) Consultant
9 11 (3.73%) Support Engineer
9 11 (3.73%) Avaya Engineer
10 10 (3.39%) Network Support
10 10 (3.39%) Architect
10 10 (3.39%) Operations Engineer
11 9 (3.05%) Communications Engineer
12 8 (2.71%) Network Support Engineer
12 8 (2.71%) Data Network Engineer
13 7 (2.37%) Senior Communications Engineer
13 7 (2.37%) Test Engineer
13 7 (2.37%) Network Architect
13 7 (2.37%) Voice Engineer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 6 (2.03%) XMPP
2 2 (0.68%) Regular Expression
3 1 (0.34%) LAMP
Miscellaneous
1 71 (24.07%) Data Centre
2 26 (8.81%) Distributed Denial-of-Service
3 20 (6.78%) PKI
4 11 (3.73%) Video Conferencing
5 10 (3.39%) IVR
6 9 (3.05%) Analytical Skills
6 9 (3.05%) Eurex
7 8 (2.71%) User Experience
8 6 (2.03%) Computer Science
8 6 (2.03%) Fat Client
8 6 (2.03%) Thin Client
9 4 (1.36%) NHS
9 4 (1.36%) Wiki
10 3 (1.02%) Online Games
11 2 (0.68%) Management Information System
11 2 (0.68%) Clustering
12 1 (0.34%) Foreign Exchange (FX)
12 1 (0.34%) Cryptography
12 1 (0.34%) e-Health
12 1 (0.34%) Interactive TV
Operating Systems
1 44 (14.92%) Windows
2 41 (13.90%) Linux
3 29 (9.83%) UNIX
4 9 (3.05%) Solaris
5 4 (1.36%) Windows Server 2003
5 4 (1.36%) Windows Server 2008
5 4 (1.36%) CentOS
5 4 (1.36%) Windows Server 2012
6 3 (1.02%) Debian
6 3 (1.02%) Ubuntu
7 2 (0.68%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
7 2 (0.68%) Oracle Linux
7 2 (0.68%) SUSE
7 2 (0.68%) AIX
8 1 (0.34%) Mac OS X
Processes & Methodologies
1 65 (22.03%) Load Balancing
2 42 (14.24%) Network Management
3 31 (10.51%) ITIL
4 26 (8.81%) Network Design
5 23 (7.80%) E-Commerce
6 20 (6.78%) DDoS Mitigation
7 19 (6.44%) Capacity Planning
8 18 (6.10%) Network Monitoring
9 17 (5.76%) Low Latency
10 15 (5.08%) Service Delivery
10 15 (5.08%) Project Management
11 14 (4.75%) Performance Management
12 13 (4.41%) Change Control
12 13 (4.41%) Mentoring
12 13 (4.41%) Service Management
13 12 (4.07%) Migration
13 12 (4.07%) Incident Management
13 12 (4.07%) Kalman Filter
14 9 (3.05%) Problem Management
15 8 (2.71%) Scrum
Programming Languages
1 14 (4.75%) Python
2 11 (3.73%) Perl
3 9 (3.05%) SQL
4 7 (2.37%) PHP
5 6 (2.03%) C
5 6 (2.03%) VB
6 5 (1.69%) Ruby
7 4 (1.36%) Lisp
8 3 (1.02%) Bash Shell
8 3 (1.02%) Java
9 2 (0.68%) JavaScript
9 2 (0.68%) VBScript
9 2 (0.68%) Tcl
Qualifications
1 187 (63.39%) Cisco Certification
2 139 (47.12%) CCNP
3 50 (16.95%) CCNA
4 47 (15.93%) CCIE
5 25 (8.47%) Degree
6 19 (6.44%) CCSE
7 18 (6.10%) CCSA
8 9 (3.05%) CCIP
9 4 (1.36%) MCSE
9 4 (1.36%) CCDA
9 4 (1.36%) Microsoft Certification
9 4 (1.36%) Check Point Certification
9 4 (1.36%) Avaya Certification
10 3 (1.02%) PMP
10 3 (1.02%) PMI Certification
10 3 (1.02%) CCDP
11 2 (0.68%) JNCIS
11 2 (0.68%) JNCIP
11 2 (0.68%) Security Cleared
12 1 (0.34%) HP APS
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 14 (4.75%) SLA
System Software
1 23 (7.80%) VMware Infrastructure
2 10 (3.39%) XenServer
3 7 (2.37%) Snort
4 6 (2.03%) ProxySG
5 4 (1.36%) iptables
5 4 (1.36%) Postfix
5 4 (1.36%) Samba
6 3 (1.02%) Firmware
6 3 (1.02%) vSphere
7 2 (0.68%) FreeRADIUS
7 2 (0.68%) Active Directory
7 2 (0.68%) Xen
8 1 (0.34%) XenApp
8 1 (0.34%) VMware ESX
Systems Management
1 22 (7.46%) Cisco CUCM
2 16 (5.42%) RANCID
3 11 (3.73%) OpenView
3 11 (3.73%) CiscoWorks
4 9 (3.05%) AirWatch
5 8 (2.71%) CA Spectrum
6 7 (2.37%) NetCrunch
7 5 (1.69%) Nagios
7 5 (1.69%) Cacti
8 4 (1.36%) ZABBIX
8 4 (1.36%) Puppet
8 4 (1.36%) Cisco UCCX
9 3 (1.02%) FortiGate
10 2 (0.68%) Opscode Chef
10 2 (0.68%) Cisco Prime
10 2 (0.68%) Iperf
10 2 (0.68%) SolarWinds Orion
10 2 (0.68%) Salt
11 1 (0.34%) Cisco IPCC
11 1 (0.34%) Cisco LMS
Vendors
1 260 (88.14%) Cisco
2 120 (40.68%) F5
3 117 (39.66%) Juniper
4 102 (34.58%) CheckPoint
5 73 (24.75%) SolarWinds
6 49 (16.61%) Infoblox
7 46 (15.59%) Citrix
8 37 (12.54%) Blue Coat
9 35 (11.86%) Aruba
10 31 (10.51%) VMware
11 30 (10.17%) HP
12 22 (7.46%) Riverbed
13 19 (6.44%) Avaya
14 18 (6.10%) Nortel
15 13 (4.41%) Microsoft
15 13 (4.41%) Fortinet
16 10 (3.39%) Websense
17 8 (2.71%) Sourcefire
17 8 (2.71%) Dell
17 8 (2.71%) Nokia
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