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 21 January 2017 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
21 Jan 2017
Same period 2016 Same period 2015
Border Gateway Protocol (BGP)
England / London
Rank 319 296 227
Rank change year-on-year
-23 -69
Contract jobs citing BGP 84 120 200
As % of all contract IT jobs located in London 0.44% 0.57% 0.95%
As % of the Communications & Networking category 3.44% 4.51% 7.22%
Number of daily rates quoted 68 82 142
Median daily rate £413 £413 £338
Median daily rate % change year-on-year
- +22.22%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £249 £251 £250
10% offered a daily rate of more than £511 £550 £450
UK excluding London median daily rate £350 £350 £350
Number of hourly rates quoted 2 1 1
Median hourly rate £23.75 £17.50 £40.00
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year
+35.71% -56.25%
UK excluding London median hourly rate £30.00 £44.00 £30.00
% change year-on-year
-31.81% +46.66%

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
2445 2663 2770
As % of all contract IT jobs located in London 12.79% 12.68% 13.12%
Number of daily rates quoted 1659 1732 1848
Median daily rate £430 £425 £400
Median daily rate % change year-on-year
+1.17% +6.25%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £275 £260 £250
10% offered a daily rate of more than £575 £600 £520
UK excluding London median daily rate £370 £365 £350
% change year-on-year
+1.36% +4.28%
Number of hourly rates quoted 61 77 66
Median hourly rate £45.00 £24.23 £18.70
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year
+85.72% +29.57%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £15.40 £14.00 £13.74
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £55.00 £50.00 £30.00
UK excluding London median hourly rate £25.00 £29.00 £24.00
% change year-on-year
-13.79% +20.83%

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 21 January 2017.

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 21 January 2017. 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 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 -13 17 £433 +8.12% 9
Hayes - 1 £365 -
West Drayton - 1 £375 -
BGP
England

BGP
Top 30 Related IT Skills in London

For the 6 months to 21 January 2017, 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.

1 154 (86.03%) Cisco
2 130 (72.63%) OSPF
3 107 (59.78%) Cisco Certification
4 100 (55.87%) Firewall
5 80 (44.69%) MPLS
5 80 (44.69%) WAN
5 80 (44.69%) TCP/IP
6 79 (44.13%) CCNP
7 70 (39.11%) Juniper
8 65 (36.31%) LAN
9 64 (35.75%) VPN
10 61 (34.08%) CheckPoint
11 58 (32.40%) Cisco ASA
12 55 (30.73%) IPsec
13 54 (30.17%) Finance
14 51 (28.49%) EIGRP
15 48 (26.82%) Data Centre
16 46 (25.70%) Cisco Nexus
17 44 (24.58%) Palo Alto
18 43 (24.02%) CCNA
18 43 (24.02%) Wireless
19 40 (22.35%) DNS
20 39 (21.79%) HSRP
21 36 (20.11%) Network Security
22 35 (19.55%) VLAN
22 35 (19.55%) CCIE
23 34 (18.99%) Windows
23 34 (18.99%) VRRP
24 32 (17.88%) F5
25 31 (17.32%) SSL

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 (3.91%) nginx
2 5 (2.79%) Apache
3 4 (2.23%) Exchange Server 2010
3 4 (2.23%) Exchange Server 2013
3 4 (2.23%) MS Exchange
4 3 (1.68%) OpenStack
5 2 (1.12%) IIS
6 1 (0.56%) CMS
6 1 (0.56%) Elasticsearch
6 1 (0.56%) WebSphere
Applications
1 5 (2.79%) MS Excel
2 3 (1.68%) MS Visio
3 1 (0.56%) MS Office
Cloud Services
1 9 (5.03%) Microsoft Azure
2 8 (4.47%) Amazon AWS
2 8 (4.47%) Office 365
3 3 (1.68%) AWS CloudFormation
4 2 (1.12%) Cloud Computing
5 1 (0.56%) Amazon EC2
5 1 (0.56%) Amazon S3
5 1 (0.56%) AWS CloudTrail
5 1 (0.56%) Azure Active Directory
5 1 (0.56%) SaaS
5 1 (0.56%) Virtual Private Cloud
Communications & Networking
1 130 (72.63%) OSPF
2 100 (55.87%) Firewall
3 80 (44.69%) MPLS
3 80 (44.69%) TCP/IP
3 80 (44.69%) WAN
4 65 (36.31%) LAN
5 64 (35.75%) VPN
6 58 (32.40%) Cisco ASA
7 55 (30.73%) IPsec
8 51 (28.49%) EIGRP
9 46 (25.70%) Cisco Nexus
10 43 (24.02%) Wireless
11 40 (22.35%) DNS
12 39 (21.79%) HSRP
13 36 (20.11%) Network Security
14 35 (19.55%) VLAN
15 34 (18.99%) VRRP
16 31 (17.32%) SSL
17 30 (16.76%) Multicast
18 29 (16.20%) Cisco IOS
Database & Business Intelligence
1 4 (2.23%) MySQL
2 3 (1.68%) SQL Server
3 1 (0.56%) Amazon RDS
3 1 (0.56%) Azure SQL Database
Development Applications
1 2 (1.12%) JIRA
1 2 (1.12%) VSS/SourceSafe
2 1 (0.56%) Jenkins
2 1 (0.56%) Selenium
2 1 (0.56%) Sonatype Nexus
2 1 (0.56%) WebDriver
General
1 54 (30.17%) Finance
2 21 (11.73%) Telecoms
3 13 (7.26%) Banking
4 8 (4.47%) Financial Institution
5 6 (3.35%) Investment Banking
6 4 (2.23%) Marketing
7 3 (1.68%) Retail
8 2 (1.12%) Publishing
9 1 (0.56%) Corporate Banking
9 1 (0.56%) German Language
9 1 (0.56%) Multimedia
9 1 (0.56%) Spanish Language
Job Titles
1 97 (54.19%) Network Engineer
2 26 (14.53%) Cisco Engineer
3 25 (13.97%) Cisco Network Engineer
4 15 (8.38%) Architect
4 15 (8.38%) Security Engineer
5 13 (7.26%) Network Security Engineer
6 12 (6.70%) Analyst
6 12 (6.70%) Senior Network Engineer
7 11 (6.15%) Network Architect
7 11 (6.15%) Network Support
8 9 (5.03%) Consultant
8 9 (5.03%) Network Analyst
9 8 (4.47%) Firewall Engineer
10 7 (3.91%) Network Support Engineer
10 7 (3.91%) Senior Cisco Engineer
10 7 (3.91%) Senior Cisco Network Engineer
10 7 (3.91%) Software Engineer
10 7 (3.91%) Support Engineer
11 6 (3.35%) Cisco Support
11 6 (3.35%) NOC Engineer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 21 (11.73%) 802.1X
2 6 (3.35%) POSIX
3 4 (2.23%) XMPP
4 3 (1.68%) REST
5 2 (1.12%) RESTful
5 2 (1.12%) RFC 2544
5 2 (1.12%) Web Services
6 1 (0.56%) .NET
6 1 (0.56%) .NET Framework
6 1 (0.56%) ASP.NET
6 1 (0.56%) ASP.NET Web API
6 1 (0.56%) jQuery
6 1 (0.56%) JSON
6 1 (0.56%) Kafka
6 1 (0.56%) OpenDaylight
6 1 (0.56%) SOAP
Miscellaneous
1 48 (26.82%) Data Centre
2 19 (10.61%) Analytical Skills
3 6 (3.35%) PKI
4 5 (2.79%) Computer Science
4 5 (2.79%) Hedge funds
4 5 (2.79%) RSA SecurID
5 4 (2.23%) Distributed Denial-of-Service
6 3 (1.68%) Cryptography
6 3 (1.68%) Social Network
7 2 (1.12%) Driving Licence
7 2 (1.12%) Fat Client
7 2 (1.12%) Management Information System
7 2 (1.12%) Private Cloud
7 2 (1.12%) Thin Client
7 2 (1.12%) Video Conferencing
8 1 (0.56%) Digital Media
8 1 (0.56%) Enterprise Software
8 1 (0.56%) Health Informatics
8 1 (0.56%) iSeries
8 1 (0.56%) Social Media
Operating Systems
1 34 (18.99%) Windows
2 21 (11.73%) Linux
2 21 (11.73%) Unix
3 8 (4.47%) Windows Server 2008
4 7 (3.91%) Windows Server
5 5 (2.79%) Windows Server 2012
6 3 (1.68%) Windows 7
6 3 (1.68%) Windows Server 2003
7 2 (1.12%) Mac OS X
7 2 (1.12%) Windows 2000
8 1 (0.56%) CentOS
8 1 (0.56%) Mandriva Linux
8 1 (0.56%) Ubuntu
8 1 (0.56%) Windows 10
8 1 (0.56%) Windows 8
8 1 (0.56%) Windows XP
Processes & Methodologies
1 22 (12.29%) Change Management
2 18 (10.06%) Network Architecture
3 16 (8.94%) ITIL
3 16 (8.94%) Network Design
4 14 (7.82%) Change Control
4 14 (7.82%) Network Management
5 13 (7.26%) Load Balancing
5 13 (7.26%) Open Source
6 11 (6.15%) Migration
6 11 (6.15%) Project Management
7 10 (5.59%) Low Latency
8 9 (5.03%) Network Monitoring
8 9 (5.03%) Security Monitoring
9 8 (4.47%) Security Architecture
9 8 (4.47%) Vulnerability Assessment
10 7 (3.91%) Kalman Filter
10 7 (3.91%) Load Testing
10 7 (3.91%) Software Engineering
11 6 (3.35%) High Availability
11 6 (3.35%) Time Management
Programming Languages
1 12 (6.70%) Python
2 10 (5.59%) C
3 9 (5.03%) Java
4 7 (3.91%) Shell Script
5 4 (2.23%) PHP
6 2 (1.12%) PowerShell
7 1 (0.56%) C#
7 1 (0.56%) Lisp
7 1 (0.56%) Perl
Qualifications
1 107 (59.78%) Cisco Certification
2 79 (44.13%) CCNP
3 43 (24.02%) CCNA
4 35 (19.55%) CCIE
5 9 (5.03%) Degree
5 9 (5.03%) SC Cleared
5 9 (5.03%) Security Cleared
6 8 (4.47%) JNCIS
7 7 (3.91%) CCDP
7 7 (3.91%) JNCIA
8 6 (3.35%) CCSA
8 6 (3.35%) CCSP
8 6 (3.35%) CISSP
8 6 (3.35%) JNCIE
9 4 (2.23%) PRINCE2 Certification
10 3 (1.68%) CISM
10 3 (1.68%) GSEC
11 2 (1.12%) CCSE
11 2 (1.12%) JNCIP
11 2 (1.12%) RHCT
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 10 (5.59%) SLA
2 6 (3.35%) PCI DSS
3 3 (1.68%) COBIT
3 3 (1.68%) ISO27002
4 1 (0.56%) ISO 9001
4 1 (0.56%) ISO/IEC 27001
System Software
1 13 (7.26%) Active Directory
2 11 (6.15%) VMware Infrastructure
3 7 (3.91%) Firmware
4 5 (2.79%) Hyper-V
4 5 (2.79%) KVM
5 4 (2.23%) BIND 9
5 4 (2.23%) ProxySG
6 2 (1.12%) VirtualBox
6 2 (1.12%) VMware ESX
6 2 (1.12%) VMware ESXi
6 2 (1.12%) XenServer
7 1 (0.56%) Apache ZooKeeper
7 1 (0.56%) Docker
7 1 (0.56%) etcd
7 1 (0.56%) vCloud
7 1 (0.56%) Virtual Machines
7 1 (0.56%) Virtual Servers
7 1 (0.56%) vSphere
Systems Management
1 7 (3.91%) Cacti
1 7 (3.91%) FortiGate
1 7 (3.91%) Graphite
2 6 (3.35%) Cisco Prime
2 6 (3.35%) Nagios
3 5 (2.79%) Cisco CUCM
3 5 (2.79%) Opscode Chef
3 5 (2.79%) Puppet
4 3 (1.68%) CA Spectrum
4 3 (1.68%) SCCM
4 3 (1.68%) WhatsUp Gold
5 2 (1.12%) Cisco UCCX
5 2 (1.12%) Endace
5 2 (1.12%) OpenView
5 2 (1.12%) OPNET
5 2 (1.12%) Pingdom
5 2 (1.12%) SolarWinds Orion
6 1 (0.56%) Ansible
6 1 (0.56%) HP Quality Center
6 1 (0.56%) SmokePing
Vendors
1 154 (86.03%) Cisco
2 70 (39.11%) Juniper
3 61 (34.08%) CheckPoint
4 44 (24.58%) Palo Alto
5 32 (17.88%) F5
6 19 (10.61%) VMware
7 18 (10.06%) Microsoft
7 18 (10.06%) SolarWinds
8 14 (7.82%) Aruba
8 14 (7.82%) Blue Coat
8 14 (7.82%) Fortinet
8 14 (7.82%) HP
9 11 (6.15%) Avaya
9 11 (6.15%) Meraki
9 11 (6.15%) Riverbed
10 8 (4.47%) Citrix
10 8 (4.47%) Dell
10 8 (4.47%) Remedy
10 8 (4.47%) Sourcefire
11 6 (3.35%) Nortel