The table below looks at the statistics for BGP skills in IT contracts advertised for the London region. Included is a guide to the contractor rates offered in IT contracts that have cited BGP over the 3 months to 28 June 2016 with a comparison to the same period over 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.

3 months to
28 Jun 2016
Same period 2015 Same period 2014
Border Gateway Protocol (BGP)
Rank 318 281 331
Rank change year-on-year
-37 +50
Contract jobs citing BGP 115 148 95
As % of all contract IT jobs located in London 0.53% 0.64% 0.41%
As % of the Communications & Networking category 3.80% 4.86% 3.44%
Number of daily rates quoted 82 110 59
Median daily rate £405 £375 £375
Median daily rate % change year-on-year
+8.00% -
90% offered a daily rate of more than £247 £290 £245
10% offered a daily rate of more than £550 £475 £488
UK excluding London median daily rate £363 £340 £385
% change year-on-year
+6.61% -11.68%
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 0 3
Median hourly rate - - £135.00
UK excluding London median hourly rate £47.83 £40.00 £40.00
% change year-on-year
+19.57% -
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
3023 3045 2760
As % of all contract IT jobs located in London 13.94% 13.25% 12.05%
Number of daily rates quoted 2052 1970 1768
Median daily rate £433 £388 £400
Median daily rate % change year-on-year
+11.74% -3.12%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £250 £225 £225
10% offered a daily rate of more than £582 £550 £525
UK excluding London median daily rate £365 £340 £325
% change year-on-year
+7.35% +4.61%
Number of hourly rates quoted 49 91 81
Median hourly rate £22.00 £19.72 £20.00
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year
+11.59% -1.42%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £12.00 £13.00 £16.00
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £42.50 £50.00 £34.40
UK excluding London median hourly rate £31.50 £25.00 £18.00
% change year-on-year
+26.00% +38.88%

BGP
Jobs Demand Trend in London

The demand trend of contract jobs across the London region citing BGP as a proportion of all IT contracts with a match in 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 28 June 2016.

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 median contractor rates quoted in IT jobs citing BGP within the London region over the 3 months to 28 June 2016. 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
(Click see detailed
statistics and trends)
Rank Change
on Same Period
Last Year
Matching
Contract
IT Job Ads
Median
Daily Rate
Last 3 Months
Median Daily Rate
% Change
on Same Period
Last Year
Live
Job
Vacancies
City of London +16 20 £381 +1.66% 12
Surbiton - 4 £475 -
Croydon - 3 £500 -
Greenwich - 2 - -
Canary Wharf +4 1 £375 -
Kingston Upon Thames - 1 £500 -
Hendon - 1 £550 -
BGP
England

BGP
Top 30 Related IT Skills in London

For the 6 months to 28 June 2016, IT contractor jobs citing BGP also mentioned the following skills in order of popularity. The figures indicate the number co-occurrences and its proportion to all contract ads across the London region with a requirement for BGP.

1 177 (85.10%) Cisco
2 134 (64.42%) OSPF
3 129 (62.02%) Cisco Certification
4 117 (56.25%) Firewall
5 103 (49.52%) MPLS
6 95 (45.67%) CCNP
7 90 (43.27%) VPN
8 88 (42.31%) WAN
9 78 (37.50%) EIGRP
10 76 (36.54%) Data Centre
11 74 (35.58%) LAN
12 73 (35.10%) TCP/IP
13 72 (34.62%) Juniper
14 71 (34.13%) Cisco Nexus
15 67 (32.21%) CheckPoint
16 58 (27.88%) Wireless
17 57 (27.40%) F5
18 53 (25.48%) DNS
19 50 (24.04%) CCNA
20 44 (21.15%) Network Security
21 43 (20.67%) Finance
22 42 (20.19%) Cisco IOS
23 41 (19.71%) Cisco ASA
23 41 (19.71%) VoIP
23 41 (19.71%) Windows
24 40 (19.23%) IPsec
24 40 (19.23%) HSRP
25 37 (17.79%) Multicast
26 34 (16.35%) Load Balancing
26 34 (16.35%) Ethernet

BGP
Top Related IT Skills in London by Category

The follow tables expand on the table above by listing co-occurrences grouped by category. The same job type, locality and period is covered with up to 20 co-occurrences shown in each of the following categories:

Application Platforms
1 7 (3.37%) OpenStack
2 6 (2.88%) Elasticsearch
3 5 (2.40%) Apache
4 4 (1.92%) Confluence
4 4 (1.92%) IIS
4 4 (1.92%) JBoss
4 4 (1.92%) MediaWiki
4 4 (1.92%) nginx
5 3 (1.44%) Zimbra
6 1 (0.48%) SharePoint
6 1 (0.48%) WildFly
Applications
1 19 (9.13%) MS Visio
2 14 (6.73%) MS Excel
3 3 (1.44%) MS Office
Cloud Services
1 8 (3.85%) Amazon AWS
2 3 (1.44%) PaaS
3 2 (0.96%) AWS CloudFormation
3 2 (0.96%) AWS OpsWorks
3 2 (0.96%) GitHub
4 1 (0.48%) Cloud Computing
Communications & Networking
1 134 (64.42%) OSPF
2 117 (56.25%) Firewall
3 103 (49.52%) MPLS
4 90 (43.27%) VPN
5 88 (42.31%) WAN
6 78 (37.50%) EIGRP
7 74 (35.58%) LAN
8 73 (35.10%) TCP/IP
9 71 (34.13%) Cisco Nexus
10 58 (27.88%) Wireless
11 53 (25.48%) DNS
12 44 (21.15%) Network Security
13 42 (20.19%) Cisco IOS
14 41 (19.71%) Cisco ASA
14 41 (19.71%) VoIP
15 40 (19.23%) HSRP
15 40 (19.23%) IPsec
16 37 (17.79%) Multicast
17 34 (16.35%) Ethernet
18 33 (15.87%) DHCP
Database & Business Intelligence
1 10 (4.81%) MySQL
2 5 (2.40%) SQL Server
3 4 (1.92%) PostgreSQL
4 2 (0.96%) Relational Database
5 1 (0.48%) Data Mining
5 1 (0.48%) DB2
Development Applications
1 12 (5.77%) Jenkins
2 10 (4.81%) Git (software)
2 10 (4.81%) JIRA
3 6 (2.88%) git-flow
4 4 (1.92%) Hudson
4 4 (1.92%) Subversion
5 3 (1.44%) VSS/SourceSafe
General
1 43 (20.67%) Finance
2 13 (6.25%) Telecoms
3 11 (5.29%) Banking
4 10 (4.81%) Financial Institution
5 7 (3.37%) Retail
6 5 (2.40%) Legal
7 4 (1.92%) German Language
7 4 (1.92%) Marketing
7 4 (1.92%) Publishing
8 2 (0.96%) Back Office
8 2 (0.96%) Front Office
8 2 (0.96%) Investment Banking
8 2 (0.96%) Italian Language
8 2 (0.96%) Japanese Language
8 2 (0.96%) Malay Language
8 2 (0.96%) Mandarin Language
8 2 (0.96%) Portuguese Language
8 2 (0.96%) Russian Language
9 1 (0.48%) Games
9 1 (0.48%) Multimedia
Job Titles
1 119 (57.21%) Network Engineer
2 31 (14.90%) Senior Network Engineer
3 30 (14.42%) Cisco Engineer
4 27 (12.98%) Cisco Network Engineer
5 16 (7.69%) Architect
6 15 (7.21%) Security Engineer
7 14 (6.73%) Designer
7 14 (6.73%) Network Security Engineer
8 13 (6.25%) Consultant
8 13 (6.25%) Network Consultant
9 11 (5.29%) Network Architect
9 11 (5.29%) Support Engineer
10 9 (4.33%) Data Engineer
10 9 (4.33%) Design Engineer
10 9 (4.33%) Firewall Engineer
10 9 (4.33%) Network Design Engineer
10 9 (4.33%) Network Designer
11 8 (3.85%) Data Network Engineer
11 8 (3.85%) Infrastructure Designer
11 8 (3.85%) Voice Engineer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 28 (13.46%) 802.1X
2 8 (3.85%) Web Services
3 3 (1.44%) XML
4 2 (0.96%) boto
4 2 (0.96%) CSS
4 2 (0.96%) FIX Protocol
4 2 (0.96%) LAMP
4 2 (0.96%) LAPP Stack
4 2 (0.96%) LEMP Stack
4 2 (0.96%) Regular Expression
4 2 (0.96%) Rendezvous
5 1 (0.48%) .NET
5 1 (0.48%) COM
5 1 (0.48%) RESTful
5 1 (0.48%) RFC 2544
5 1 (0.48%) TIBCO EMS
5 1 (0.48%) XMPP
Miscellaneous
1 76 (36.54%) Data Centre
2 22 (10.58%) Analytical Skills
3 19 (9.13%) Distributed Denial-of-Service
4 7 (3.37%) Hedge funds
4 7 (3.37%) Streaming Media
5 6 (2.88%) MPEG
5 6 (2.88%) Private Cloud
6 5 (2.40%) Computer Science
6 5 (2.40%) Public Cloud
7 4 (1.92%) Clustering
7 4 (1.92%) iSeries
7 4 (1.92%) Management Information System
7 4 (1.92%) Wiki
8 3 (1.44%) Video Conferencing
8 3 (1.44%) Virtual Team
9 2 (0.96%) Derivative
9 2 (0.96%) Equity Derivative
9 2 (0.96%) Fintech
9 2 (0.96%) Reference Data
9 2 (0.96%) User Experience
Operating Systems
1 41 (19.71%) Windows
2 30 (14.42%) Linux
3 21 (10.10%) Windows Server
4 15 (7.21%) Unix
5 6 (2.88%) Windows Server 2003
6 5 (2.40%) Ubuntu
7 4 (1.92%) CentOS
7 4 (1.92%) Debian
8 2 (0.96%) Windows 2000
8 2 (0.96%) Windows 7
8 2 (0.96%) Windows Server 2008
9 1 (0.48%) AIX
9 1 (0.48%) Mac OS X
9 1 (0.48%) Oracle Linux
9 1 (0.48%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
9 1 (0.48%) Solaris
9 1 (0.48%) SUSE
Processes & Methodologies
1 34 (16.35%) Load Balancing
2 26 (12.50%) Network Design
3 23 (11.06%) ITIL
4 20 (9.62%) Migration
5 19 (9.13%) High Availability
6 18 (8.65%) Change Control
7 17 (8.17%) Project Management
8 14 (6.73%) DDoS Mitigation
9 11 (5.29%) Change Management
9 11 (5.29%) Network Management
9 11 (5.29%) Network Monitoring
10 10 (4.81%) Capacity Planning
11 9 (4.33%) Customer Engagement
12 8 (3.85%) Agile Software Development
12 8 (3.85%) Configuration Management
12 8 (3.85%) Incident Management
12 8 (3.85%) Low Latency
12 8 (3.85%) Network Architecture
13 7 (3.37%) Disaster Recovery
13 7 (3.37%) Network Planning
Programming Languages
1 10 (4.81%) Bash Shell
1 10 (4.81%) Perl
1 10 (4.81%) Python
2 6 (2.88%) Shell Script
3 5 (2.40%) Java
3 5 (2.40%) SQL
4 4 (1.92%) Lisp
5 3 (1.44%) C
5 3 (1.44%) PowerShell
6 2 (0.96%) PHP
6 2 (0.96%) Ruby
7 1 (0.48%) C#
7 1 (0.48%) C++
7 1 (0.48%) Korn
7 1 (0.48%) VB
7 1 (0.48%) VBScript
Qualifications
1 129 (62.02%) Cisco Certification
2 95 (45.67%) CCNP
3 50 (24.04%) CCNA
4 29 (13.94%) CCIE
5 24 (11.54%) SC Cleared
5 24 (11.54%) Security Cleared
6 11 (5.29%) CCDP
7 10 (4.81%) CCSE
7 10 (4.81%) JNCIE
7 10 (4.81%) JNCIP
8 9 (4.33%) Degree
9 4 (1.92%) JNCIA
10 3 (1.44%) CCNP Voice
10 3 (1.44%) CCSA
10 3 (1.44%) CISSP
11 2 (0.96%) CCIP
11 2 (0.96%) CCSP
11 2 (0.96%) Check Point Certification
11 2 (0.96%) ITIL Certification
11 2 (0.96%) RHCT
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 6 (2.88%) SLA
2 3 (1.44%) QA
3 1 (0.48%) JSP 440
3 1 (0.48%) MiFID
3 1 (0.48%) PCI DSS
System Software
1 11 (5.29%) VMware Infrastructure
2 7 (3.37%) Snort
3 6 (2.88%) Docker
3 6 (2.88%) NFS
4 5 (2.40%) Active Directory
5 4 (1.92%) Firmware
5 4 (1.92%) iptables
5 4 (1.92%) Postfix
5 4 (1.92%) ProxySG
5 4 (1.92%) Samba
5 4 (1.92%) VMware ESX
5 4 (1.92%) XenServer
6 3 (1.44%) Squid
7 2 (0.96%) Virtual Machines
7 2 (0.96%) VMware ESXi
8 1 (0.48%) FreeRADIUS
8 1 (0.48%) Hyper-V
8 1 (0.48%) KVM
8 1 (0.48%) Virtual Desktop
8 1 (0.48%) VirtualBox
Systems Management
1 19 (9.13%) FortiGate
2 17 (8.17%) Cisco Prime
3 14 (6.73%) Cisco CUCM
4 13 (6.25%) Puppet
5 10 (4.81%) ZABBIX
6 9 (4.33%) Opscode Chef
7 8 (3.85%) Cacti
7 8 (3.85%) Nagios
8 6 (2.88%) CFEngine
8 6 (2.88%) logstash
8 6 (2.88%) OpenView
8 6 (2.88%) SmokePing
9 3 (1.44%) Proventia
9 3 (1.44%) SCCM
10 2 (0.96%) Ansible
10 2 (0.96%) Cisco CME
10 2 (0.96%) Salt
10 2 (0.96%) Tivoli
11 1 (0.48%) TrustSec
11 1 (0.48%) vMotion
Vendors
1 177 (85.10%) Cisco
2 72 (34.62%) Juniper
3 67 (32.21%) CheckPoint
4 57 (27.40%) F5
5 23 (11.06%) Microsoft
6 22 (10.58%) SolarWinds
7 19 (9.13%) VMware
8 17 (8.17%) Palo Alto
9 14 (6.73%) Riverbed
10 13 (6.25%) Citrix
11 12 (5.77%) Aruba
11 12 (5.77%) Blue Coat
12 10 (4.81%) HP
13 9 (4.33%) Fortinet
14 8 (3.85%) Akamai
14 8 (3.85%) Alcatel-Lucent
14 8 (3.85%) Splunk
15 6 (2.88%) Apple
15 6 (2.88%) IBM
15 6 (2.88%) SevOne
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