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 3 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
3 Aug 2015
Same period 2014 Same period 2013
Border Gateway Protocol (BGP)
Rank 244 283 320
Rank change year-on-year
+39 +37
Contract jobs citing BGP 182 124 100
As % of all contract IT jobs located in London 0.78% 0.53% 0.41%
As % of the Communications & Networking category 5.99% 4.25% 3.52%
Number of daily rates quoted 129 80 57
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£425 £394 £368
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+7.93% +7.14%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £300 £263 £271
10% offered a daily rate of more than £478 £491 £421
UK excluding London average daily rate £375 £350 £330
% change year-on-year
+7.14% +6.06%
Number of hourly rates quoted 2 2 3
Average hourly rate £42.75 £142.50 £48.00
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
-70.00% +196.87%
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
3038 2920 2842
As % of all contract IT jobs located in London 12.96% 12.42% 11.71%
Number of daily rates quoted 1958 1807 1798
Average daily rate £411 £400 £375
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+2.81% +6.66%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £250 £225 £225
10% offered a daily rate of more than £550 £550 £525
UK excluding London average daily rate £350 £338 £323
% change year-on-year
+3.70% +4.65%
Number of hourly rates quoted 100 85 101
Average hourly rate £18.00 £19.00 £23.75
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
-5.26% -20.00%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £11.90 £13.50 £15.00
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £43.00 £45.00 £48.00
UK excluding London average hourly rate £21.53 £20.00 £25.50
% change year-on-year
+7.62% -21.56%

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 3 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 3 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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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 +14 62 £425 +9.67% 14
Isleworth - 4 - -
Hammersmith - 3 £438 -
Croydon -15 2 - -
Twickenham - 2 - -
Uxbridge - 2 - -
Docklands, London -7 1 £435 -17.14%
BGP
England

BGP
Top 30 Related IT Skills in London

For the 6 months to 3 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.

1 262 (89.73%) Cisco
2 215 (73.63%) OSPF
3 199 (68.15%) Firewall
4 175 (59.93%) Cisco Certification
5 161 (55.14%) MPLS
6 152 (52.05%) WAN
7 146 (50.00%) EIGRP
8 133 (45.55%) LAN
9 128 (43.84%) CCNP
10 123 (42.12%) VPN
11 114 (39.04%) Cisco ASA
12 112 (38.36%) CheckPoint
13 107 (36.64%) Wireless
14 106 (36.30%) Juniper
14 106 (36.30%) Network Security
15 105 (35.96%) F5
16 104 (35.62%) IPsec
17 103 (35.27%) Finance
18 100 (34.25%) DNS
19 97 (33.22%) TCP/IP
20 86 (29.45%) Cisco Nexus
21 85 (29.11%) Cisco IOS
22 81 (27.74%) Spanning Tree
23 75 (25.68%) Data Centre
23 75 (25.68%) VLAN
24 73 (25.00%) SolarWinds
24 73 (25.00%) HSRP
25 72 (24.66%) DHCP
26 60 (20.55%) Load Balancing
26 60 (20.55%) Multicast

BGP
Top Related IT Skills in London by Category

For the 6 months to 3 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 4 (1.37%) Apache
2 3 (1.03%) SharePoint
2 3 (1.03%) Lync
3 2 (0.68%) IIS
3 2 (0.68%) nginx
4 1 (0.34%) Confluence
4 1 (0.34%) MS Exchange
4 1 (0.34%) MediaWiki
Applications
1 7 (2.40%) MS Excel
2 6 (2.05%) MS Visio
2 6 (2.05%) MS Office
3 1 (0.34%) MS PowerPoint
Cloud Services
1 3 (1.03%) Amazon AWS
2 2 (0.68%) Microsoft Azure
2 2 (0.68%) Office 365
3 1 (0.34%) Mimecast
3 1 (0.34%) Cloud Computing
3 1 (0.34%) SaaS
Communications & Networking
1 215 (73.63%) OSPF
2 199 (68.15%) Firewall
3 161 (55.14%) MPLS
4 152 (52.05%) WAN
5 146 (50.00%) EIGRP
6 133 (45.55%) LAN
7 123 (42.12%) VPN
8 114 (39.04%) Cisco ASA
9 107 (36.64%) Wireless
10 106 (36.30%) Network Security
11 104 (35.62%) IPsec
12 100 (34.25%) DNS
13 97 (33.22%) TCP/IP
14 86 (29.45%) Cisco Nexus
15 85 (29.11%) Cisco IOS
16 81 (27.74%) Spanning Tree
17 75 (25.68%) VLAN
18 73 (25.00%) HSRP
19 72 (24.66%) DHCP
20 60 (20.55%) Multicast
Database & Business Intelligence
1 6 (2.05%) MySQL
2 2 (0.68%) SQL Server
2 2 (0.68%) DB2
3 1 (0.34%) PostgreSQL
3 1 (0.34%) Relational Database
Development Applications
1 9 (3.08%) VSS/SourceSafe
2 2 (0.68%) Subversion
2 2 (0.68%) Git (software)
2 2 (0.68%) Hudson
2 2 (0.68%) Jenkins
3 1 (0.34%) GCC
3 1 (0.34%) JIRA
General
1 103 (35.27%) Finance
2 39 (13.36%) Banking
3 26 (8.90%) Telecoms
4 20 (6.85%) Multimedia
5 15 (5.14%) Investment Banking
6 10 (3.42%) Financial Institution
7 5 (1.71%) Retail
8 4 (1.37%) Marketing
9 3 (1.03%) Advertising
9 3 (1.03%) Legal
10 2 (0.68%) Back Office
10 2 (0.68%) Corporate Banking
11 1 (0.34%) Billing
11 1 (0.34%) Manufacturing
11 1 (0.34%) Games
Job Titles
1 218 (74.66%) Network Engineer
2 42 (14.38%) Senior Network Engineer
3 24 (8.22%) Security Engineer
4 23 (7.88%) Network Security Engineer
5 16 (5.48%) Cisco Engineer
5 16 (5.48%) Cisco Network Engineer
6 12 (4.11%) Network Support
6 12 (4.11%) Project Manager
7 11 (3.77%) Support Engineer
7 11 (3.77%) Network Specialist
8 10 (3.42%) Avaya Engineer
9 9 (3.08%) Communications Engineer
10 8 (2.74%) Network Support Engineer
10 8 (2.74%) Consultant
10 8 (2.74%) Data Network Engineer
11 7 (2.40%) Operations Engineer
11 7 (2.40%) Senior Communications Engineer
11 7 (2.40%) Test Engineer
11 7 (2.40%) Voice Engineer
12 6 (2.05%) Telecoms Engineer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 49 (16.78%) 802.1X
2 6 (2.05%) XMPP
3 2 (0.68%) Regular Expression
4 1 (0.34%) Web Services
4 1 (0.34%) LAMP
Miscellaneous
1 75 (25.68%) Data Centre
2 33 (11.30%) Distributed Denial-of-Service
3 22 (7.53%) PKI
4 15 (5.14%) Video Conferencing
5 8 (2.74%) User Experience
5 8 (2.74%) IVR
5 8 (2.74%) Computer Science
5 8 (2.74%) Eurex
6 6 (2.05%) Analytical Skills
7 4 (1.37%) Management Information System
8 3 (1.03%) NHS
8 3 (1.03%) Cryptography
8 3 (1.03%) e-Health
9 2 (0.68%) Fat Client
9 2 (0.68%) Enterprise Software
9 2 (0.68%) Thin Client
9 2 (0.68%) EMC VNX
10 1 (0.34%) Public Cloud
10 1 (0.34%) Foreign Exchange (FX)
10 1 (0.34%) Streaming Video
Operating Systems
1 48 (16.44%) Windows
2 37 (12.67%) Linux
3 36 (12.33%) UNIX
4 8 (2.74%) Solaris
5 4 (1.37%) Windows Server 2008
5 4 (1.37%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
5 4 (1.37%) Windows Server 2012
6 2 (0.68%) Oracle Linux
6 2 (0.68%) AIX
6 2 (0.68%) Windows Server 2003
6 2 (0.68%) SUSE
7 1 (0.34%) Debian
7 1 (0.34%) Ubuntu
7 1 (0.34%) CentOS
7 1 (0.34%) Mac OS X
Processes & Methodologies
1 60 (20.55%) Load Balancing
2 44 (15.07%) Network Management
3 32 (10.96%) ITIL
4 26 (8.90%) Network Design
5 23 (7.88%) DDoS Mitigation
6 20 (6.85%) Network Monitoring
6 20 (6.85%) Capacity Planning
7 18 (6.16%) Kalman Filter
8 16 (5.48%) Low Latency
8 16 (5.48%) Project Management
9 14 (4.79%) Change Control
9 14 (4.79%) Performance Management
10 13 (4.45%) WAN Optimisation
10 13 (4.45%) Service Management
10 13 (4.45%) Migration
11 11 (3.77%) E-Commerce
12 10 (3.42%) Problem Management
13 8 (2.74%) Service Delivery
13 8 (2.74%) Scrum
13 8 (2.74%) Information Security
Programming Languages
1 12 (4.11%) SQL
2 11 (3.77%) VB
3 10 (3.42%) Python
4 6 (2.05%) Perl
4 6 (2.05%) PHP
5 5 (1.71%) Ruby
6 4 (1.37%) Lisp
7 3 (1.03%) JavaScript
7 3 (1.03%) Tcl
7 3 (1.03%) VBScript
8 1 (0.34%) C
8 1 (0.34%) Java
8 1 (0.34%) Bash Shell
Qualifications
1 175 (59.93%) Cisco Certification
2 128 (43.84%) CCNP
3 54 (18.49%) CCIE
4 44 (15.07%) CCNA
5 28 (9.59%) Degree
6 26 (8.90%) CCSA
7 15 (5.14%) CCSE
8 12 (4.11%) CCIP
9 9 (3.08%) CCDA
10 4 (1.37%) Avaya Certification
10 4 (1.37%) MCSE
10 4 (1.37%) Microsoft Certification
10 4 (1.37%) PRINCE2 Certification
10 4 (1.37%) Check Point Certification
10 4 (1.37%) JNCIS
11 3 (1.03%) Security Cleared
12 2 (0.68%) PRINCE2 Practitioner
12 2 (0.68%) SC Cleared
12 2 (0.68%) ITIL Certification
12 2 (0.68%) GSEC
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 15 (5.14%) SLA
2 2 (0.68%) COBIT
System Software
1 16 (5.48%) VMware Infrastructure
2 7 (2.40%) ProxySG
2 7 (2.40%) Snort
3 6 (2.05%) XenServer
4 2 (0.68%) vSphere
4 2 (0.68%) Firmware
4 2 (0.68%) FreeRADIUS
5 1 (0.34%) Docker
5 1 (0.34%) LXC
5 1 (0.34%) iptables
5 1 (0.34%) Samba
5 1 (0.34%) Xen
5 1 (0.34%) Varnish
5 1 (0.34%) Postfix
Systems Management
1 32 (10.96%) Cisco CUCM
2 15 (5.14%) CiscoWorks
2 15 (5.14%) RANCID
3 12 (4.11%) CA Spectrum
4 10 (3.42%) OpenView
5 9 (3.08%) AirWatch
6 7 (2.40%) NetCrunch
7 6 (2.05%) Cisco UCCX
8 5 (1.71%) Cacti
8 5 (1.71%) SolarWinds Orion
8 5 (1.71%) Nagios
9 3 (1.03%) Cisco IPCC
10 2 (0.68%) Puppet
10 2 (0.68%) Opscode Chef
11 1 (0.34%) FortiGate
11 1 (0.34%) Cisco Prime
11 1 (0.34%) Cisco LMS
11 1 (0.34%) Salt
11 1 (0.34%) ZABBIX
Vendors
1 262 (89.73%) Cisco
2 112 (38.36%) CheckPoint
3 106 (36.30%) Juniper
4 105 (35.96%) F5
5 73 (25.00%) SolarWinds
6 42 (14.38%) Infoblox
7 38 (13.01%) Citrix
8 36 (12.33%) Aruba
9 33 (11.30%) Blue Coat
10 24 (8.22%) HP
11 22 (7.53%) Riverbed
12 20 (6.85%) Avaya
13 19 (6.51%) Nortel
14 18 (6.16%) VMware
15 17 (5.82%) Microsoft
16 14 (4.79%) Fortinet
17 12 (4.11%) CA
18 11 (3.77%) Sourcefire
19 10 (3.42%) Websense
20 9 (3.08%) Radware
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Rate: £300.00 per day
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London
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Rate: £350.00 - £400.00 per annum
Posted: 4 days ago
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Rate: From £300 to £400 per day
Posted: 5 days ago
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Think IT Recruitment
Rate: £350 - £400 per day
Posted: 5 days ago
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Rate: £300 - £320 Per Day Ltd Co Basis
Posted: 5 days ago
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Rate: £350 - £400 per day
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Greater London
OHO Group
Rate: £300 - 500 per day
Posted: 19 days ago
London
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Rate: £500 - £550 per annum + Neg
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Rate: £450 - £500 per day + Neg
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