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 21 August 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
21 Aug 2014
Same period 2013 Same period 2012
Border Gateway Protocol (BGP)
Rank 278 284 325
Rank change year-on-year
+6 +41
Contract jobs citing BGP 135 140 99
As % of all contract IT jobs located in London 0.56% 0.57% 0.38%
As % of the Communications & Networking category 4.41% 4.69% 2.74%
Number of daily rates quoted 90 85 62
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£381 £375 £375
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+1.66% -
90% offered a daily rate of more than £274 £279 £250
10% offered a daily rate of more than £488 £450 £475
UK excluding London average daily rate £350 £363 £325
% change year-on-year
-3.44% +11.53%
Number of hourly rates quoted 2 4 1
Average hourly rate £142.50 £50.25 £41.00
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
+183.58% +22.56%
UK excluding London average hourly rate £40.00 £41.00 £29.50
% change year-on-year
-2.43% +38.98%
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
3060 2985 3611
As % of all contract IT jobs located in London 12.63% 12.05% 13.80%
Number of daily rates quoted 1878 1935 2136
Average daily rate £400 £380 £375
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+5.26% +1.33%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £230 £225 £200
10% offered a daily rate of more than £550 £525 £500
UK excluding London average daily rate £338 £325 £325
% change year-on-year
+3.84% -
Number of hourly rates quoted 93 93 170
Average hourly rate £19.50 £21.00 £19.50
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
-7.14% +7.69%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £14.00 £14.06 £13.50
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £40.00 £48.00 £45.00
UK excluding London average hourly rate £22.00 £24.50 £25.00
% change year-on-year
-10.20% -2.00%

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 21 August 2014.

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
Hourly Rate Histogram in London

This chart provides a histogram of hourly rates quoted in contract IT jobs citing BGP across the London region over the 3 months to 21 August 2014.

BGP Hourly Rate Histogram 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 21 August 2014. 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 +35 41 £375 - 16
Canary Wharf - 1 £180 -
Harrow - - - - 1
Hayes - - - - 3
Hounslow - - - - 1
Kingston Upon Thames - - - -
West Drayton - - - -
BGP
England

BGP
Top 30 Related IT Skills in London

For the 6 months to 21 August 2014, 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.

1 173 (79.36%) Cisco
2 146 (66.97%) OSPF
3 126 (57.80%) Firewall
4 115 (52.75%) Cisco Certification
5 100 (45.87%) WAN
6 87 (39.91%) Juniper
7 85 (38.99%) CCNP
8 84 (38.53%) LAN
9 73 (33.49%) VPN
10 72 (33.03%) MPLS
11 70 (32.11%) EIGRP
12 68 (31.19%) Cisco Nexus
13 67 (30.73%) CheckPoint
14 66 (30.28%) Finance
15 60 (27.52%) F5
16 59 (27.06%) TCP/IP
17 54 (24.77%) Multicast
18 50 (22.94%) Network Security
19 47 (21.56%) Cisco ASA
20 45 (20.64%) VLAN
21 43 (19.72%) Banking
21 43 (19.72%) Cisco IOS
22 41 (18.81%) IPsec
22 41 (18.81%) HSRP
23 38 (17.43%) CCIE
23 38 (17.43%) Internet
24 34 (15.60%) DNS
25 33 (15.14%) CCNA
26 32 (14.68%) Wireless
27 30 (13.76%) Blue Coat

BGP
Top Related IT Skills in London by Category

For the 6 months to 21 August 2014, 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 9 (4.13%) Apache
2 8 (3.67%) SharePoint
3 7 (3.21%) IIS
3 7 (3.21%) Lync
4 6 (2.75%) Exchange Server 2010
4 6 (2.75%) MS Exchange
5 1 (0.46%) IBM Notes
Applications
1 8 (3.67%) MS Excel
2 6 (2.75%) MS Visio
3 3 (1.38%) MS Office
Communications & Networking
1 146 (66.97%) OSPF
2 126 (57.80%) Firewall
3 100 (45.87%) WAN
4 84 (38.53%) LAN
5 73 (33.49%) VPN
6 72 (33.03%) MPLS
7 70 (32.11%) EIGRP
8 68 (31.19%) Cisco Nexus
9 59 (27.06%) TCP/IP
10 54 (24.77%) Multicast
11 50 (22.94%) Network Security
12 47 (21.56%) Cisco ASA
13 45 (20.64%) VLAN
14 43 (19.72%) Cisco IOS
15 41 (18.81%) IPsec
15 41 (18.81%) HSRP
16 38 (17.43%) Internet
17 34 (15.60%) DNS
18 32 (14.68%) Wireless
19 27 (12.39%) RIP
Database & Business Intelligence
1 9 (4.13%) SQL Server
2 7 (3.21%) DB2
3 2 (0.92%) MySQL
4 1 (0.46%) Ingres
4 1 (0.46%) Relational Database
Development Applications
1 3 (1.38%) VSS/SourceSafe
2 1 (0.46%) Subversion
2 1 (0.46%) Ant
General
1 66 (30.28%) Finance
2 43 (19.72%) Banking
3 21 (9.63%) Investment Banking
4 16 (7.34%) Telecoms
5 9 (4.13%) Retail
6 6 (2.75%) Law
7 5 (2.29%) Spanish Language
8 4 (1.83%) Financial Institution
9 3 (1.38%) Front Office
9 3 (1.38%) Publishing
9 3 (1.38%) Legal
9 3 (1.38%) Manufacturing
10 2 (0.92%) German Language
11 1 (0.46%) Multimedia
11 1 (0.46%) Advertising
11 1 (0.46%) Games
11 1 (0.46%) Back Office
Job Titles
1 113 (51.83%) Network Engineer
2 28 (12.84%) Cisco Engineer
3 23 (10.55%) Consultant
4 22 (10.09%) Architect
4 22 (10.09%) Senior Network Engineer
5 21 (9.63%) Security Engineer
6 19 (8.72%) Cisco Network Engineer
7 18 (8.26%) Network Security Engineer
8 17 (7.80%) Network Consultant
9 12 (5.50%) Network Architect
10 11 (5.05%) Network Support
10 11 (5.05%) Analyst
10 11 (5.05%) Support Engineer
11 8 (3.67%) Network Analyst
11 8 (3.67%) Network Support Engineer
12 7 (3.21%) Software Engineer
13 6 (2.75%) Infrastructure Architect
13 6 (2.75%) Infrastructure Manager
13 6 (2.75%) Senior Security Engineer
13 6 (2.75%) Cisco Support
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 9 (4.13%) VCL
2 7 (3.21%) Regular Expression
3 1 (0.46%) Rendezvous
3 1 (0.46%) LAMP
3 1 (0.46%) FIX Protocol
Miscellaneous
1 8 (3.67%) Clustering
2 6 (2.75%) Open Source
3 5 (2.29%) PKI
3 5 (2.29%) Computer Science
4 4 (1.83%) NHS
4 4 (1.83%) Firmware
4 4 (1.83%) Hedge funds
5 3 (1.38%) Derivative
5 3 (1.38%) Management Information System
6 2 (0.92%) Video Conferencing
6 2 (0.92%) Enterprise Software
7 1 (0.46%) Data Integration
7 1 (0.46%) FMCG
7 1 (0.46%) Fat Client
7 1 (0.46%) Online Games
7 1 (0.46%) Streaming Video
7 1 (0.46%) Fixed Income
7 1 (0.46%) Thin Client
7 1 (0.46%) Client/Server
7 1 (0.46%) MPEG
Operating Systems
1 28 (12.84%) Windows
2 22 (10.09%) Linux
3 14 (6.42%) UNIX
4 7 (3.21%) Oracle Linux
4 7 (3.21%) AIX
4 7 (3.21%) SUSE
5 3 (1.38%) Windows Server 2012
5 3 (1.38%) CentOS
6 2 (0.92%) Windows NT
6 2 (0.92%) Windows XP
6 2 (0.92%) Solaris
7 1 (0.46%) Windows 2000
7 1 (0.46%) Ubuntu
7 1 (0.46%) Windows 2000 Server
7 1 (0.46%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
7 1 (0.46%) Windows 7
Processes & Methodologies
1 27 (12.39%) Network Design
2 26 (11.93%) Load Balancing
3 25 (11.47%) Low Latency
4 21 (9.63%) Migration
5 20 (9.17%) Network Monitoring
5 20 (9.17%) Network Management
6 18 (8.26%) ITIL
7 17 (7.80%) Change Management
8 14 (6.42%) Project Management
9 11 (5.05%) Scrum
10 10 (4.59%) Network Architecture
10 10 (4.59%) Performance Tuning
11 8 (3.67%) Service Delivery
11 8 (3.67%) Web Development
12 7 (3.21%) Project Planning
12 7 (3.21%) Software Engineering
12 7 (3.21%) BCP
12 7 (3.21%) E-Commerce
12 7 (3.21%) Ultra-Low Latency
12 7 (3.21%) Data Protection
Programming Languages
1 14 (6.42%) Python
2 13 (5.96%) C
3 12 (5.50%) Perl
4 11 (5.05%) Java
5 10 (4.59%) PHP
6 9 (4.13%) SQL
7 4 (1.83%) Bash Shell
8 1 (0.46%) Ruby
Qualifications
1 115 (52.75%) Cisco Certification
2 85 (38.99%) CCNP
3 38 (17.43%) CCIE
4 33 (15.14%) CCNA
5 10 (4.59%) CCSE
6 9 (4.13%) CCDP
7 7 (3.21%) JNCIS
7 7 (3.21%) Degree
7 7 (3.21%) CCIP
8 6 (2.75%) JNCIA
8 6 (2.75%) Security Cleared
9 5 (2.29%) SC Cleared
9 5 (2.29%) JNCIP
9 5 (2.29%) CCSP
10 4 (1.83%) JNCIE
10 4 (1.83%) HP ASE
10 4 (1.83%) ACSP
11 3 (1.38%) CISSP
12 1 (0.46%) CCDE
12 1 (0.46%) PRINCE2 Certification
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 8 (3.67%) SLA
2 4 (1.83%) QA
3 1 (0.46%) PCI DSS
3 1 (0.46%) ISO/IEC 27001
System Software
1 14 (6.42%) Snort
2 11 (5.05%) Varnish
3 8 (3.67%) vSphere
3 8 (3.67%) Hyper-V
4 7 (3.21%) Active Directory
4 7 (3.21%) FreeRADIUS
5 6 (2.75%) VMware Infrastructure
6 3 (1.38%) OpenSSH
6 3 (1.38%) Nmap
7 2 (0.92%) ProxySG
8 1 (0.46%) XenServer
Systems Management
1 6 (2.75%) SCOrch
2 5 (2.29%) FortiGate
2 5 (2.29%) CA Spectrum
3 4 (1.83%) CiscoWorks
3 4 (1.83%) Cisco Prime
4 3 (1.38%) Nessus
5 2 (0.92%) SolarWinds Orion
6 1 (0.46%) NSN NetAct
6 1 (0.46%) Cacti
6 1 (0.46%) Nagios
6 1 (0.46%) RANCID
6 1 (0.46%) OpenView
Vendors
1 173 (79.36%) Cisco
2 87 (39.91%) Juniper
3 67 (30.73%) CheckPoint
4 60 (27.52%) F5
5 30 (13.76%) Blue Coat
6 20 (9.17%) VMware
7 19 (8.72%) HP
8 17 (7.80%) Citrix
8 17 (7.80%) Microsoft
9 14 (6.42%) Sourcefire
10 9 (4.13%) Riverbed
11 8 (3.67%) SolarWinds
11 8 (3.67%) Aruba
11 8 (3.67%) Oracle
12 7 (3.21%) IBM
12 7 (3.21%) Dell
13 6 (2.75%) Fortinet
13 6 (2.75%) TippingPoint
14 5 (2.29%) Meraki
14 5 (2.29%) Avaya
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