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 4 March 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
4 Mar 2015
Same period 2014 Same period 2013
Border Gateway Protocol (BGP)
Rank 244 286 292
Rank change year-on-year
+42 +6
Contract jobs citing BGP 156 108 86
As % of all contract IT jobs located in London 0.73% 0.49% 0.43%
As % of the Communications & Networking category 5.57% 4.16% 3.07%
Number of daily rates quoted 119 72 56
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£350 £380 £450
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
-7.89% -15.55%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £250 £325 £280
10% offered a daily rate of more than £450 £523 £510
UK excluding London average daily rate £370 £350 £300
% change year-on-year
+5.71% +16.66%
Number of hourly rates quoted 1 1 1
Average hourly rate £40.00 £27.50 £44.50
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
+45.45% -38.20%
UK excluding London average hourly rate £30.00 £180.00 £35.00
% change year-on-year
-83.33% +414.28%
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
2800 2599 2799
As % of all contract IT jobs located in London 13.19% 11.89% 13.91%
Number of daily rates quoted 1792 1631 1729
Average daily rate £400 £400 £400
90% offered a daily rate of more than £240 £240 £220
10% offered a daily rate of more than £525 £550 £525
UK excluding London average daily rate £350 £340 £320
% change year-on-year
+2.94% +6.25%
Number of hourly rates quoted 80 76 142
Average hourly rate £20.00 £18.70 £23.14
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
+6.95% -19.18%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £12.50 £13.00 £12.00
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £40.00 £33.58 £135.00
UK excluding London average hourly rate £28.69 £20.00 £22.50
% change year-on-year
+43.45% -11.11%

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 4 March 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 4 March 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 +32 51 £375 +2.38% 16
Hounslow - 2 - -
Canary Wharf - 1 £450 -
Greenwich - - - -
Uxbridge - - - -
Bromley - - - -
BGP
England

BGP
Top 30 Related IT Skills in London

For the 6 months to 4 March 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.

1 358 (91.33%) Cisco
2 293 (74.74%) OSPF
3 269 (68.62%) Cisco Certification
4 263 (67.09%) Firewall
5 205 (52.30%) CCNP
6 175 (44.64%) EIGRP
7 174 (44.39%) Juniper
8 165 (42.09%) WAN
9 161 (41.07%) MPLS
10 159 (40.56%) F5
11 141 (35.97%) LAN
12 138 (35.20%) CheckPoint
13 135 (34.44%) VPN
14 126 (32.14%) Cisco Nexus
15 124 (31.63%) Cisco ASA
16 105 (26.79%) TCP/IP
17 103 (26.28%) Finance
18 102 (26.02%) CCIE
19 95 (24.23%) Network Security
20 94 (23.98%) CCNA
21 92 (23.47%) Multicast
22 86 (21.94%) IPsec
23 74 (18.88%) Wireless
24 72 (18.37%) Banking
24 72 (18.37%) Load Balancing
25 61 (15.56%) Linux
26 59 (15.05%) DNS
26 59 (15.05%) HSRP
27 53 (13.52%) Citrix
28 50 (12.76%) Blue Coat

BGP
Top Related IT Skills in London by Category

For the 6 months to 4 March 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 14 (3.57%) Apache
2 10 (2.55%) IIS
3 6 (1.53%) MediaWiki
3 6 (1.53%) Confluence
4 4 (1.02%) nginx
4 4 (1.02%) SharePoint
5 3 (0.77%) MS Exchange
6 2 (0.51%) Exchange Server 2010
7 1 (0.26%) Tomcat
7 1 (0.26%) Lync
7 1 (0.26%) Exchange Server 2007
7 1 (0.26%) Exchange Server 2013
Applications
1 12 (3.06%) MS Excel
2 6 (1.53%) MS Visio
3 5 (1.28%) MS Office
Business Applications
1 1 (0.26%) SAP Oil and Gas
Cloud Services
1 2 (0.51%) SaaS
1 2 (0.51%) Cloud Computing
2 1 (0.26%) Microsoft Azure
Communications & Networking
1 293 (74.74%) OSPF
2 263 (67.09%) Firewall
3 175 (44.64%) EIGRP
4 165 (42.09%) WAN
5 161 (41.07%) MPLS
6 141 (35.97%) LAN
7 135 (34.44%) VPN
8 126 (32.14%) Cisco Nexus
9 124 (31.63%) Cisco ASA
10 105 (26.79%) TCP/IP
11 95 (24.23%) Network Security
12 92 (23.47%) Multicast
13 86 (21.94%) IPsec
14 74 (18.88%) Wireless
15 59 (15.05%) DNS
15 59 (15.05%) HSRP
16 48 (12.24%) Cisco IOS
16 48 (12.24%) Internet
17 42 (10.71%) VLAN
18 41 (10.46%) VPLS
Database & Business Intelligence
1 10 (2.55%) SQL Server
2 7 (1.79%) DB2
3 6 (1.53%) PostgreSQL
4 4 (1.02%) MySQL
5 3 (0.77%) Data Mining
5 3 (0.77%) Relational Database
Development Applications
1 7 (1.79%) VSS/SourceSafe
2 6 (1.53%) Jenkins
2 6 (1.53%) JIRA
2 6 (1.53%) Git (software)
2 6 (1.53%) Hudson
2 6 (1.53%) Subversion
3 1 (0.26%) Ant
General
1 103 (26.28%) Finance
2 72 (18.37%) Banking
3 43 (10.97%) Telecoms
4 34 (8.67%) Investment Banking
5 15 (3.83%) Games
6 14 (3.57%) Retail
7 10 (2.55%) Financial Institution
8 6 (1.53%) Marketing
9 5 (1.28%) Multimedia
10 2 (0.51%) Russian Language
10 2 (0.51%) Law
10 2 (0.51%) Legal
10 2 (0.51%) Publishing
10 2 (0.51%) Back Office
11 1 (0.26%) Electronics
11 1 (0.26%) Manufacturing
11 1 (0.26%) Billing
11 1 (0.26%) German Language
11 1 (0.26%) Local Government
11 1 (0.26%) Corporate Banking
Job Titles
1 229 (58.42%) Network Engineer
2 40 (10.20%) Architect
3 29 (7.40%) Cisco Engineer
4 28 (7.14%) Security Engineer
4 28 (7.14%) Consultant
4 28 (7.14%) Network Security Engineer
5 27 (6.89%) Senior Network Engineer
6 21 (5.36%) Network Support
6 21 (5.36%) Support Engineer
7 17 (4.34%) Network Architect
8 16 (4.08%) Operations Engineer
9 13 (3.32%) Network Specialist
9 13 (3.32%) Security Architect
9 13 (3.32%) Technical Consultant
10 12 (3.06%) Network Consultant
10 12 (3.06%) Solutions Architect
11 11 (2.81%) Project Manager
11 11 (2.81%) Cisco Support
11 11 (2.81%) Network Security Specialist
11 11 (2.81%) Security Specialist
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 7 (1.79%) Regular Expression
2 2 (0.51%) XMPP
2 2 (0.51%) LAMP
3 1 (0.26%) CSS
Miscellaneous
1 25 (6.38%) Analytical Skills
2 15 (3.83%) FlexPod
3 14 (3.57%) Online Games
4 11 (2.81%) Thin Client
4 11 (2.81%) Fat Client
5 9 (2.30%) Video Conferencing
6 7 (1.79%) PKI
7 6 (1.53%) Wiki
7 6 (1.53%) Clustering
7 6 (1.53%) IVR
8 5 (1.28%) NHS
9 4 (1.02%) Hedge funds
10 3 (0.77%) Interactive TV
10 3 (0.77%) Visualisation
11 2 (0.51%) Enterprise Software
11 2 (0.51%) Digital Media
11 2 (0.51%) Streaming Media
11 2 (0.51%) Open Source
11 2 (0.51%) SecurID
12 1 (0.26%) DTV
Operating Systems
1 61 (15.56%) Linux
2 37 (9.44%) Windows
3 35 (8.93%) UNIX
4 8 (2.04%) Solaris
5 7 (1.79%) AIX
5 7 (1.79%) SUSE
5 7 (1.79%) CentOS
5 7 (1.79%) Oracle Linux
6 4 (1.02%) Windows Server 2012
6 4 (1.02%) Ubuntu
6 4 (1.02%) Debian
6 4 (1.02%) Windows Server 2003
7 3 (0.77%) Windows Server 2008
8 1 (0.26%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
8 1 (0.26%) Windows 7
8 1 (0.26%) Windows 8
Processes & Methodologies
1 72 (18.37%) Load Balancing
2 49 (12.50%) E-Commerce
3 46 (11.73%) Network Design
4 43 (10.97%) Network Monitoring
5 41 (10.46%) Low Latency
6 37 (9.44%) ITIL
7 33 (8.42%) Network Management
8 29 (7.40%) Mentoring
9 28 (7.14%) Service Delivery
10 25 (6.38%) Change Management
11 24 (6.12%) Service Management
12 23 (5.87%) Migration
13 21 (5.36%) Project Management
13 21 (5.36%) Network Architecture
14 19 (4.85%) Incident Management
15 13 (3.32%) CRM
16 11 (2.81%) Capacity Planning
16 11 (2.81%) Network Load Balancing
16 11 (2.81%) Line Management
17 9 (2.30%) PRINCE2
Programming Languages
1 32 (8.16%) Perl
2 20 (5.10%) Python
3 11 (2.81%) C
3 11 (2.81%) SQL
4 8 (2.04%) Java
5 5 (1.28%) Bash Shell
5 5 (1.28%) Ruby
5 5 (1.28%) R
6 3 (0.77%) PHP
7 2 (0.51%) Objective-C
8 1 (0.26%) VB
8 1 (0.26%) Tcl
Qualifications
1 269 (68.62%) Cisco Certification
2 205 (52.30%) CCNP
3 102 (26.02%) CCIE
4 94 (23.98%) CCNA
5 23 (5.87%) CCSE
6 15 (3.83%) CCDP
7 13 (3.32%) CCIP
8 11 (2.81%) Degree
9 10 (2.55%) CCSA
10 7 (1.79%) JNCIP
11 5 (1.28%) VCP4
12 4 (1.02%) JNCIS
12 4 (1.02%) CCSP
12 4 (1.02%) PMP
12 4 (1.02%) PMI Certification
13 3 (0.77%) Check Point Certification
13 3 (0.77%) CCVP
14 2 (0.51%) CCDE
14 2 (0.51%) Security Cleared
14 2 (0.51%) HP ASE
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 24 (6.12%) SLA
2 4 (1.02%) PCI DSS
System Software
1 22 (5.61%) VMware Infrastructure
2 12 (3.06%) ProxySG
3 10 (2.55%) vSphere
4 8 (2.04%) XenServer
5 7 (1.79%) Snort
5 7 (1.79%) FreeRADIUS
6 6 (1.53%) Postfix
6 6 (1.53%) Samba
6 6 (1.53%) Firmware
7 5 (1.28%) Active Directory
8 3 (0.77%) XenApp
8 3 (0.77%) Xen
9 1 (0.26%) VMware ESX
9 1 (0.26%) XenDesktop
9 1 (0.26%) Hyper-V
9 1 (0.26%) VMware ESXi
9 1 (0.26%) Citrix Presentation Server
Systems Management
1 18 (4.59%) RANCID
2 14 (3.57%) OpenNMS
3 11 (2.81%) SolarWinds Orion
4 8 (2.04%) FortiGate
5 7 (1.79%) CA Spectrum
6 6 (1.53%) ZABBIX
6 6 (1.53%) Puppet
7 5 (1.28%) Cisco Prime
8 4 (1.02%) Salt
8 4 (1.02%) Opscode Chef
8 4 (1.02%) Nessus
9 3 (0.77%) CiscoWorks
9 3 (0.77%) Cisco CUCM
10 2 (0.51%) Cisco LMS
10 2 (0.51%) Cisco UCCX
10 2 (0.51%) NetCrunch
10 2 (0.51%) Cisco IPCC
11 1 (0.26%) OpenView
11 1 (0.26%) Foglight
11 1 (0.26%) SCOrch
Vendors
1 358 (91.33%) Cisco
2 174 (44.39%) Juniper
3 159 (40.56%) F5
4 138 (35.20%) CheckPoint
5 53 (13.52%) Citrix
6 50 (12.76%) Blue Coat
7 49 (12.50%) VMware
7 49 (12.50%) Riverbed
8 34 (8.67%) SolarWinds
9 24 (6.12%) HP
10 23 (5.87%) Microsoft
10 23 (5.87%) Fortinet
11 18 (4.59%) Infoblox
12 15 (3.83%) Splunk
13 12 (3.06%) Imperva
14 11 (2.81%) IBM
15 9 (2.30%) Nortel
16 7 (1.79%) Oracle
16 7 (1.79%) Dell
16 7 (1.79%) CA
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