The table below looks at the statistics for Multicast skills in IT contracts advertised for the City of London region. Included is a guide to the average contractor rates offered in IT contracts that have cited Multicast over the 3 months to 24 October 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 Oct 2014
Same period 2013 Same period 2012
Multicast
Rank 175 190 201
Rank change year-on-year
+15 +11
Contract jobs citing Multicast 32 32 18
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the City of London 0.53% 0.44% 0.26%
As % of the Communications & Networking category 4.01% 3.67% 1.93%
Number of daily rates quoted 22 27 11
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£525 £600 £425
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
-12.50% +41.17%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £278 £388 £338
10% offered a daily rate of more than £693 £625 £575
UK excluding London average daily rate £431 £260 -
% change year-on-year
+65.86% -
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 0 0
Average hourly rate - - -
UK excluding London average hourly rate £40.00 £46.00 -
% change year-on-year
-13.04% -
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The following table is for comparison with the above and provides statistics for the entire Communications & Networking category in contract jobs advertised in the City of London region.

Communications & Networking Category
City of London
Contract IT job ads with a match in the
Communications & Networking category
798 872 935
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the City of London 13.34% 11.99% 13.26%
Number of daily rates quoted 552 553 617
Average daily rate £400 £400 £400
90% offered a daily rate of more than £270 £273 £225
10% offered a daily rate of more than £541 £600 £500
UK excluding London average daily rate £345 £325 £340
% change year-on-year
+6.15% -4.41%
Number of hourly rates quoted 19 38 33
Average hourly rate £19.50 £20.00 £22.50
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
-2.50% -11.11%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £14.50 £12.75 £15.00
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £22.00 £51.75 £42.00
UK excluding London average hourly rate £22.50 £22.50 £21.00
% change year-on-year
- +7.14%

Multicast
Jobs Demand Trend in the City of London

This chart provides a 3-month moving total of IT contractor jobs citing Multicast across the City of London region as a proportion of the total demand within the Communications & Networking category.

Multicast Jobs Demand Trend in the City of London

Multicast
Daily Rate Trend in the City of London

This chart provides the 3-month moving average for daily rates quoted in IT contract jobs citing Multicast across the City of London region.

Multicast Daily Rate Trend in the City of London

Multicast
Daily Rate Histogram in the City of London

This chart provides a histogram of daily rates quoted in contract IT jobs citing Multicast across the City of London region over the 3 months to 24 October 2014.

Multicast Daily Rate Histogram in the City of London

Multicast
Hourly Rate Trend in the City of London

This chart provides the 3-month moving average for hourly rates quoted in IT contractor jobs citing Multicast across the City of London region.

Multicast Hourly Rate Trend in the City of London

Multicast
Top 30 Related IT Skills in the City of London

For the 6 months to 24 October 2014, IT contractor jobs across the City of London region citing Multicast 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 Multicast.

1 37 (57.81%) Cisco
2 36 (56.25%) Finance
3 33 (51.56%) Firewall
4 26 (40.63%) BGP
5 25 (39.06%) Cisco Certification
6 24 (37.50%) Linux
7 23 (35.94%) CCNP
8 22 (34.38%) Banking
9 20 (31.25%) Juniper
10 18 (28.13%) WAN
11 16 (25.00%) TCP/IP
11 16 (25.00%) Performance Tuning
12 15 (23.44%) TIBCO
12 15 (23.44%) EIGRP
13 14 (21.88%) LAN
13 14 (21.88%) Java
13 14 (21.88%) Low Latency
14 13 (20.31%) SQL
14 13 (20.31%) Foreign Exchange (FX)
14 13 (20.31%) MPLS
15 12 (18.75%) OSPF
15 12 (18.75%) Rendezvous
16 10 (15.63%) Investment Banking
16 10 (15.63%) Solaris
16 10 (15.63%) Fibre Channel
16 10 (15.63%) Multithreading
17 9 (14.06%) F5
17 9 (14.06%) FCoE
17 9 (14.06%) NFS
17 9 (14.06%) Windows

Multicast
Top Related IT Skills in the City of London by Category

For the 6 months to 24 October 2014, IT contractor jobs across the City of London region citing Multicast 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 Multicast. Up to 20 skills are shown per category.

Application Platforms
1 3 (4.69%) IIS
1 3 (4.69%) Apache
1 3 (4.69%) Tomcat
1 3 (4.69%) Oracle HTTP Server
1 3 (4.69%) WebSphere
1 3 (4.69%) Oracle Coherence
2 1 (1.56%) OpenStack
Business Applications
1 4 (6.25%) RMDS
Communications & Networking
1 33 (51.56%) Firewall
2 26 (40.63%) BGP
3 18 (28.13%) WAN
4 16 (25.00%) TCP/IP
5 15 (23.44%) EIGRP
6 14 (21.88%) LAN
7 13 (20.31%) MPLS
8 12 (18.75%) OSPF
9 10 (15.63%) Fibre Channel
10 9 (14.06%) FCoE
10 9 (14.06%) SAN
11 8 (12.50%) IP Telephony
11 8 (12.50%) NAS
12 7 (10.94%) Junos
12 7 (10.94%) Cisco IPT
12 7 (10.94%) VPLS
12 7 (10.94%) RSVP
13 6 (9.38%) RIP
14 5 (7.81%) iSCSI
14 5 (7.81%) HSRP
Database & Business Intelligence
1 5 (7.81%) SQL Server
2 3 (4.69%) Hadoop
2 3 (4.69%) HBase
Development Applications
1 3 (4.69%) JIRA
2 2 (3.13%) VSS/SourceSafe
General
1 36 (56.25%) Finance
2 22 (34.38%) Banking
3 10 (15.63%) Investment Banking
4 4 (6.25%) Front Office
5 3 (4.69%) Financial Institution
5 3 (4.69%) Telecoms
6 1 (1.56%) Back Office
6 1 (1.56%) Marketing
Job Titles
1 19 (29.69%) Network Engineer
2 11 (17.19%) Support Engineer
2 11 (17.19%) Cisco Engineer
3 10 (15.63%) Developer
4 9 (14.06%) Architect
5 8 (12.50%) Java Developer
6 7 (10.94%) Cisco Network Engineer
6 7 (10.94%) Cisco Support
6 7 (10.94%) Cisco Support Engineer
7 5 (7.81%) Network Support
7 5 (7.81%) Network Support Engineer
7 5 (7.81%) Analyst
8 4 (6.25%) Support Analyst
8 4 (6.25%) Infrastructure Architect
9 3 (4.69%) Applications Support Engineer
9 3 (4.69%) Project Manager
9 3 (4.69%) Applications Support
9 3 (4.69%) Solutions Architect
10 2 (3.13%) Infrastructure Solutions Architect
10 2 (3.13%) Lead Architect
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 12 (18.75%) Rendezvous
2 3 (4.69%) Middleware
2 3 (4.69%) FIX Protocol
2 3 (4.69%) HTML
2 3 (4.69%) XML
2 3 (4.69%) XSLT
2 3 (4.69%) WebSphere MQ
Miscellaneous
1 13 (20.31%) Foreign Exchange (FX)
2 8 (12.50%) Mathematics
2 8 (12.50%) VWAP
2 8 (12.50%) TWAP
3 7 (10.94%) Algorithms
4 2 (3.13%) e-Health
4 2 (3.13%) SecurID
5 1 (1.56%) Derivative
5 1 (1.56%) Replication
5 1 (1.56%) Equities
5 1 (1.56%) Analytical Skills
5 1 (1.56%) Data Structures
5 1 (1.56%) Open Source
5 1 (1.56%) Client/Server
Operating Systems
1 24 (37.50%) Linux
2 10 (15.63%) Solaris
3 9 (14.06%) Windows
4 5 (7.81%) UNIX
4 5 (7.81%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
5 1 (1.56%) Debian
5 1 (1.56%) Ubuntu
5 1 (1.56%) CentOS
Processes & Methodologies
1 16 (25.00%) Performance Tuning
2 14 (21.88%) Low Latency
3 10 (15.63%) Multithreading
4 8 (12.50%) Algorithmic Trading
4 8 (12.50%) E-Commerce
4 8 (12.50%) Benchmarking
5 7 (10.94%) Project Management
6 5 (7.81%) ITIL
7 3 (4.69%) PRINCE2
7 3 (4.69%) Service Delivery
7 3 (4.69%) Problem Management
7 3 (4.69%) Agile Software Development
7 3 (4.69%) Network Design
7 3 (4.69%) Change Control
7 3 (4.69%) Capacity Management
8 2 (3.13%) Electronic Trading
8 2 (3.13%) Network Architecture
8 2 (3.13%) Change Management
9 1 (1.56%) ITSM
9 1 (1.56%) Service Management
Programming Languages
1 14 (21.88%) Java
2 13 (20.31%) SQL
3 9 (14.06%) Python
4 7 (10.94%) Perl
5 3 (4.69%) C++
6 2 (3.13%) JavaScript
7 1 (1.56%) C
7 1 (1.56%) Shell Script
7 1 (1.56%) PowerShell
7 1 (1.56%) VB
7 1 (1.56%) VBA
Qualifications
1 25 (39.06%) Cisco Certification
2 23 (35.94%) CCNP
3 4 (6.25%) CCNA
3 4 (6.25%) CCIE
4 3 (4.69%) JNCIS
5 2 (3.13%) PRINCE2 Certification
5 2 (3.13%) ITIL Certification
6 1 (1.56%) JNCIA
6 1 (1.56%) JNCIE
6 1 (1.56%) CISSP
System Software
1 9 (14.06%) NFS
2 8 (12.50%) SRDF
3 4 (6.25%) VMware Infrastructure
4 3 (4.69%) Hyper-V
4 3 (4.69%) Xen
4 3 (4.69%) Oracle RAC
4 3 (4.69%) KVM
5 1 (1.56%) Ceph
5 1 (1.56%) Active Directory
5 1 (1.56%) XenServer
5 1 (1.56%) vSphere
5 1 (1.56%) vCloud
Systems Management
1 4 (6.25%) Control-M
2 2 (3.13%) CiscoWorks
2 2 (3.13%) CA Spectrum
3 1 (1.56%) EMC NetWorker
Vendors
1 37 (57.81%) Cisco
2 20 (31.25%) Juniper
3 15 (23.44%) TIBCO
4 9 (14.06%) Oracle
4 9 (14.06%) EMC
4 9 (14.06%) F5
5 8 (12.50%) Intel
5 8 (12.50%) NetApp
6 7 (10.94%) CheckPoint
7 6 (9.38%) Red Hat
8 4 (6.25%) HP
8 4 (6.25%) IBM
8 4 (6.25%) Remedy
8 4 (6.25%) VMware
8 4 (6.25%) Blue Coat
9 3 (4.69%) DataSynapse
9 3 (4.69%) ProCurve
9 3 (4.69%) McAfee
9 3 (4.69%) 29West
9 3 (4.69%) Microsoft