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 24 December 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
24 Dec 2014
Same period 2013 Same period 2012
Border Gateway Protocol (BGP)
Rank 202 299 311
Rank change year-on-year
+97 +12
Contract jobs citing BGP 234 120 77
As % of all contract IT jobs located in London 1.03% 0.50% 0.37%
As % of the Communications & Networking category 8.07% 4.09% 2.56%
Number of daily rates quoted 158 92 47
Average daily rate
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£338 £400 £425
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
-15.62% -5.88%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £250 £275 £271
10% offered a daily rate of more than £475 £520 £525
UK excluding London average daily rate £360 £350 £308
% change year-on-year
+2.85% +13.82%
Number of hourly rates quoted 1 0 0
Average hourly rate £37.50 - -
UK excluding London average hourly rate £30.00 £25.50 £102.75
% change year-on-year
+17.64% -75.18%
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
2898 2932 3010
As % of all contract IT jobs located in London 12.73% 12.32% 14.40%
Number of daily rates quoted 1957 1919 1888
Average daily rate £388 £400 £400
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
-3.12% -
90% offered a daily rate of more than £225 £250 £225
10% offered a daily rate of more than £525 £550 £550
UK excluding London average daily rate £350 £338 £325
% change year-on-year
+3.70% +3.84%
Number of hourly rates quoted 76 74 160
Average hourly rate £19.50 £17.50 £20.00
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
+11.42% -12.50%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £14.00 £11.88 £12.00
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £30.00 £31.50 £42.95
UK excluding London average hourly rate £23.50 £21.00 £21.67
% change year-on-year
+11.90% -3.06%

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 24 December 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
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 24 December 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 +36 71 £350 -7.34% 20
Hounslow - 6 - - 1
Uxbridge - 2 £288 -
Docklands, London - 1 - -
Bromley - - - -
BGP
England

BGP
Top 30 Related IT Skills in London

For the 6 months to 24 December 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.

1 372 (90.51%) Cisco
2 303 (73.72%) OSPF
3 284 (69.10%) Firewall
4 249 (60.58%) Cisco Certification
5 188 (45.74%) CCNP
6 179 (43.55%) Juniper
7 174 (42.34%) WAN
8 170 (41.36%) EIGRP
9 152 (36.98%) VPN
9 152 (36.98%) Cisco Nexus
10 149 (36.25%) LAN
10 149 (36.25%) MPLS
11 145 (35.28%) CheckPoint
12 139 (33.82%) F5
13 130 (31.63%) TCP/IP
14 112 (27.25%) CCIE
15 111 (27.01%) Cisco ASA
16 106 (25.79%) Finance
17 94 (22.87%) Network Security
18 89 (21.65%) IPsec
19 87 (21.17%) Multicast
20 86 (20.92%) HSRP
21 78 (18.98%) CCNA
22 77 (18.73%) Banking
23 69 (16.79%) DNS
24 67 (16.30%) Wireless
25 63 (15.33%) Internet
26 62 (15.09%) VLAN
27 61 (14.84%) Load Balancing
28 54 (13.14%) Cisco IOS

BGP
Top Related IT Skills in London by Category

For the 6 months to 24 December 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 15 (3.65%) Apache
2 12 (2.92%) IIS
3 9 (2.19%) MS Exchange
4 8 (1.95%) SharePoint
4 8 (1.95%) Exchange Server 2010
5 7 (1.70%) Lync
6 1 (0.24%) MediaWiki
6 1 (0.24%) Exchange Server 2013
6 1 (0.24%) Tomcat
6 1 (0.24%) Exchange Server 2007
6 1 (0.24%) nginx
6 1 (0.24%) Confluence
Applications
1 18 (4.38%) MS Excel
2 10 (2.43%) MS Visio
3 8 (1.95%) MS Office
Business Applications
1 1 (0.24%) SAP Oil and Gas
Cloud Services
1 1 (0.24%) Microsoft Azure
1 1 (0.24%) SaaS
Communications & Networking
1 303 (73.72%) OSPF
2 284 (69.10%) Firewall
3 174 (42.34%) WAN
4 170 (41.36%) EIGRP
5 152 (36.98%) VPN
5 152 (36.98%) Cisco Nexus
6 149 (36.25%) MPLS
6 149 (36.25%) LAN
7 130 (31.63%) TCP/IP
8 111 (27.01%) Cisco ASA
9 94 (22.87%) Network Security
10 89 (21.65%) IPsec
11 87 (21.17%) Multicast
12 86 (20.92%) HSRP
13 69 (16.79%) DNS
14 67 (16.30%) Wireless
15 63 (15.33%) Internet
16 62 (15.09%) VLAN
17 54 (13.14%) Cisco IOS
18 47 (11.44%) SNMP
Database & Business Intelligence
1 12 (2.92%) SQL Server
2 11 (2.68%) DB2
3 3 (0.73%) Data Mining
4 1 (0.24%) PostgreSQL
4 1 (0.24%) Relational Database
4 1 (0.24%) MySQL
Development Applications
1 8 (1.95%) VSS/SourceSafe
2 2 (0.49%) Subversion
3 1 (0.24%) JIRA
3 1 (0.24%) Git (software)
3 1 (0.24%) Hudson
3 1 (0.24%) Jenkins
General
1 106 (25.79%) Finance
2 77 (18.73%) Banking
3 43 (10.46%) Telecoms
4 34 (8.27%) Investment Banking
5 19 (4.62%) Retail
6 12 (2.92%) Games
7 7 (1.70%) Financial Institution
8 5 (1.22%) Multimedia
8 5 (1.22%) Spanish Language
9 4 (0.97%) Marketing
9 4 (0.97%) Manufacturing
10 3 (0.73%) Law
10 3 (0.73%) Legal
11 2 (0.49%) Russian Language
12 1 (0.24%) German Language
12 1 (0.24%) Local Government
12 1 (0.24%) Back Office
12 1 (0.24%) Electronics
12 1 (0.24%) Billing
Job Titles
1 235 (57.18%) Network Engineer
2 45 (10.95%) Architect
2 45 (10.95%) Cisco Engineer
3 35 (8.52%) Security Engineer
4 33 (8.03%) Network Security Engineer
4 33 (8.03%) Senior Network Engineer
5 30 (7.30%) Consultant
6 29 (7.06%) Support Engineer
7 28 (6.81%) Network Support
8 22 (5.35%) Cisco Network Engineer
9 19 (4.62%) Cisco Support
9 19 (4.62%) Cisco Support Engineer
10 18 (4.38%) Network Architect
11 16 (3.89%) Network Support Engineer
11 16 (3.89%) Network Consultant
12 15 (3.65%) Security Architect
13 14 (3.41%) Analyst
14 12 (2.92%) Project Manager
14 12 (2.92%) Solutions Architect
15 10 (2.43%) Network Analyst
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 11 (2.68%) Regular Expression
2 2 (0.49%) XMPP
3 1 (0.24%) CSS
3 1 (0.24%) LAMP
Miscellaneous
1 26 (6.33%) Analytical Skills
2 20 (4.87%) FlexPod
3 12 (2.92%) Clustering
4 11 (2.68%) PKI
4 11 (2.68%) Online Games
5 8 (1.95%) Video Conferencing
6 6 (1.46%) Computer Science
7 5 (1.22%) NHS
7 5 (1.22%) Open Source
8 4 (0.97%) Hedge funds
8 4 (0.97%) Enterprise Software
9 3 (0.73%) Visualisation
9 3 (0.73%) Thin Client
9 3 (0.73%) Management Information System
9 3 (0.73%) IVR
9 3 (0.73%) SecurID
9 3 (0.73%) Fat Client
10 2 (0.49%) e-Health
11 1 (0.24%) Interactive TV
11 1 (0.24%) Freedom of Information
Operating Systems
1 52 (12.65%) Linux
2 47 (11.44%) Windows
3 45 (10.95%) UNIX
4 11 (2.68%) Oracle Linux
4 11 (2.68%) AIX
4 11 (2.68%) SUSE
5 7 (1.70%) Solaris
5 7 (1.70%) Windows Server 2012
6 3 (0.73%) Windows Server 2008
6 3 (0.73%) CentOS
7 2 (0.49%) Ubuntu
7 2 (0.49%) Windows 7
8 1 (0.24%) Windows 8
8 1 (0.24%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
8 1 (0.24%) Debian
8 1 (0.24%) Windows 2000
8 1 (0.24%) Windows NT
8 1 (0.24%) Windows XP
8 1 (0.24%) Windows Server 2003
Processes & Methodologies
1 61 (14.84%) Load Balancing
2 52 (12.65%) Network Design
3 46 (11.19%) Network Monitoring
4 41 (9.98%) Low Latency
5 37 (9.00%) ITIL
5 37 (9.00%) Change Management
6 34 (8.27%) Network Management
7 32 (7.79%) E-Commerce
8 29 (7.06%) Migration
9 24 (5.84%) Mentoring
10 23 (5.60%) Service Management
10 23 (5.60%) Network Architecture
11 22 (5.35%) Project Management
11 22 (5.35%) Service Delivery
12 12 (2.92%) Network Load Balancing
12 12 (2.92%) Performance Tuning
13 11 (2.68%) High Availability
13 11 (2.68%) WAN Optimisation
13 11 (2.68%) Information Assurance
14 10 (2.43%) Change Control
Programming Languages
1 30 (7.30%) Perl
2 17 (4.14%) Python
3 13 (3.16%) SQL
4 8 (1.95%) R
5 7 (1.70%) C
6 5 (1.22%) Java
7 3 (0.73%) Bash Shell
8 2 (0.49%) Ruby
9 1 (0.24%) PHP
9 1 (0.24%) VB
9 1 (0.24%) Tcl
9 1 (0.24%) Objective-C
Qualifications
1 249 (60.58%) Cisco Certification
2 188 (45.74%) CCNP
3 112 (27.25%) CCIE
4 78 (18.98%) CCNA
5 20 (4.87%) CCSE
6 15 (3.65%) CCDP
7 13 (3.16%) Degree
8 12 (2.92%) CCIP
9 10 (2.43%) CCSA
10 8 (1.95%) CCSP
11 7 (1.70%) JNCIS
12 6 (1.46%) JNCIP
12 6 (1.46%) Security Cleared
13 4 (0.97%) SC Cleared
13 4 (0.97%) CISSP
13 4 (0.97%) Check Point Certification
14 3 (0.73%) CCVP
14 3 (0.73%) PRINCE2 Certification
14 3 (0.73%) CCDE
14 3 (0.73%) HP ASE
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 25 (6.08%) SLA
2 5 (1.22%) PCI DSS
3 4 (0.97%) QA
4 1 (0.24%) ISO/IEC 27001
System Software
1 15 (3.65%) Snort
2 13 (3.16%) vSphere
3 12 (2.92%) ProxySG
4 11 (2.68%) FreeRADIUS
4 11 (2.68%) VMware Infrastructure
5 9 (2.19%) Active Directory
6 8 (1.95%) Firmware
6 8 (1.95%) Hyper-V
7 4 (0.97%) Nmap
8 3 (0.73%) OpenSSH
9 2 (0.49%) XenApp
9 2 (0.49%) XenServer
9 2 (0.49%) Varnish
10 1 (0.24%) VMware ESXi
10 1 (0.24%) XenDesktop
10 1 (0.24%) Xen
10 1 (0.24%) Citrix Presentation Server
10 1 (0.24%) Postfix
10 1 (0.24%) Samba
Systems Management
1 21 (5.11%) RANCID
2 19 (4.62%) OpenNMS
3 11 (2.68%) SolarWinds Orion
4 9 (2.19%) FortiGate
5 8 (1.95%) CA Spectrum
5 8 (1.95%) Nessus
6 7 (1.70%) CiscoWorks
6 7 (1.70%) SCOrch
7 5 (1.22%) Cisco Prime
8 3 (0.73%) Cisco CUCM
9 2 (0.49%) Cisco UCCX
9 2 (0.49%) Cisco LMS
10 1 (0.24%) Salt
10 1 (0.24%) Opscode Chef
10 1 (0.24%) Puppet
10 1 (0.24%) Foglight
10 1 (0.24%) Cisco IPCC
10 1 (0.24%) ZABBIX
Vendors
1 372 (90.51%) Cisco
2 179 (43.55%) Juniper
3 145 (35.28%) CheckPoint
4 139 (33.82%) F5
5 49 (11.92%) Blue Coat
6 43 (10.46%) Riverbed
7 36 (8.76%) VMware
7 36 (8.76%) Citrix
8 31 (7.54%) Microsoft
9 26 (6.33%) SolarWinds
10 22 (5.35%) HP
11 21 (5.11%) Fortinet
12 14 (3.41%) IBM
13 12 (2.92%) Splunk
14 11 (2.68%) Oracle
14 11 (2.68%) Dell
14 11 (2.68%) Sourcefire
15 8 (1.95%) CA
15 8 (1.95%) Aruba
16 7 (1.70%) Nortel
City, London
Cadence Resourcing
Rate: £300 - £325 per day
Posted: 4 days ago
City, London
Red10
Rate: £300 - £350 per day
Posted: 5 days ago
City, London
Reed Professional Services
Rate: £300 - £450 per day
Posted: 6 days ago
West London
Stafford-Sharp Associates
Rate: From £350 to £450 per day 3 month contract - Closing date 5th January
Posted: 6 days ago
West London
Eaglecliff
Rate: From £38,000 to £48,000 per annum + Benefits
Posted: 10 days ago
London
Franklin Fitch Limited
Rate: £300 per day
Posted: 12 days ago
City of London
Austin Fraser Limited
Rate: £325 - £375 per day
Posted: 25 days ago
London
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Rate: £200.00 - £265.00 per day
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