The table below looks at the statistics for Multicast skills in IT contracts advertised for the England region. Included is a guide to the average contractor rates offered in IT contracts that have cited Multicast over the 3 months to 10 February 2016 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
10 Feb 2016
Same period 2015 Same period 2014
Multicast
Rank 525 470 508
Rank change year-on-year
-55 +38
Contract jobs citing Multicast 71 124 69
As % of all contract IT jobs located in England 0.15% 0.26% 0.15%
As % of the Communications & Networking category 1.04% 1.75% 1.12%
Number of daily rates quoted 53 101 39
Average daily rate £525 £388 £525
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+35.48% -26.19%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £235 £265 £420
10% offered a daily rate of more than £625 £600 £625
UK excluding London average daily rate £600 £400 -
% change year-on-year
+50.00% -
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 4 1
Average hourly rate - £45.00 £27.50
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
- +63.63%
UK excluding London average hourly rate £43.00 £45.00 -
% change year-on-year
-4.44% -
Multicast
UK

The following table is for comparison with the above and provides statistics for the entire Communications & Networking category in contract jobs advertised in the England region.

Communications & Networking Category
England
Contract IT job ads with a match in the
Communications & Networking category
6850 7067 6159
As % of all contract IT jobs located in England 14.52% 15.01% 13.58%
Number of daily rates quoted 4085 3968 3287
Average daily rate £388 £375 £375
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+3.33% -
90% offered a daily rate of more than £240 £220 £216
10% offered a daily rate of more than £550 £500 £525
UK excluding London average daily rate £363 £350 £350
% change year-on-year
+3.57% -
Number of hourly rates quoted 310 415 367
Average hourly rate £27.50 £23.00 £19.00
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
+19.56% +21.05%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £13.00 £12.50 £12.00
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £50.00 £40.00 £42.40
UK excluding London average hourly rate £30.00 £26.00 £21.00
% change year-on-year
+15.38% +23.80%

Multicast
Jobs Demand Trend in England

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

Multicast Jobs Demand Trend in England

Multicast
Daily Rate Trend in England

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

Multicast Daily Rate Trend in England

Multicast
Daily Rate Histogram in England

This chart provides a histogram of daily rates quoted in contract IT jobs citing Multicast across the England region over the 3 months to 10 February 2016.

Multicast Daily Rate Histogram in England

Multicast
Hourly Rate Trend in England

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

Multicast Hourly Rate Trend in England

Multicast
Contract Job Locations in England

The table below looks at the demand and provides a guide to the average contractor rates quoted in IT jobs citing Multicast within the England region over the 3 months to 10 February 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
(Use links below to see detailed
statistics and historical trends)
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
London -49 43 £500 +29.03% 13
South East +19 20 £625 +28.20% 3
South West +3 3 £330 +34.69%
East Midlands - 2 £325 -
Yorkshire -22 1 £325 -25.71%
North West - 1 - -
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UK

Multicast
Top 30 Related IT Skills in England

For the 6 months to 10 February 2016, IT contractor jobs across the England 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 84 (55.26%) Cisco
2 77 (50.66%) Firewall
3 63 (41.45%) BGP
4 58 (38.16%) TCP/IP
5 56 (36.84%) MPLS
5 56 (36.84%) Cisco Certification
6 54 (35.53%) OSPF
7 51 (33.55%) LAN
8 50 (32.89%) DNS
9 48 (31.58%) Windows
10 47 (30.92%) EIGRP
10 47 (30.92%) Juniper
10 47 (30.92%) Finance
11 45 (29.61%) Linux
12 44 (28.95%) Data Centre
13 38 (25.00%) SQL
13 38 (25.00%) CCNP
14 37 (24.34%) WAN
15 35 (23.03%) CCIE
16 34 (22.37%) DHCP
17 32 (21.05%) Unix
17 32 (21.05%) IPsec
18 31 (20.39%) VPN
18 31 (20.39%) Python
18 31 (20.39%) Low Latency
19 29 (19.08%) F5
20 28 (18.42%) TIBCO
21 27 (17.76%) Banking
21 27 (17.76%) VLAN
21 27 (17.76%) Electronic Trading

Multicast
Top Related IT Skills in England by Category

For the 6 months to 10 February 2016, IT contractor jobs across the England 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 4 (2.63%) OpenStack
2 3 (1.97%) IIS
2 3 (1.97%) Skype for Business
3 2 (1.32%) SharePoint
3 2 (1.32%) WebSphere
4 1 (0.66%) Apache
4 1 (0.66%) Exchange Server 2003
4 1 (0.66%) JBoss
4 1 (0.66%) MS Exchange
4 1 (0.66%) Oracle Coherence
4 1 (0.66%) Oracle HTTP Server
4 1 (0.66%) Tomcat
4 1 (0.66%) WebLogic
Applications
1 7 (4.61%) MS Excel
2 1 (0.66%) MS Visio
Business Applications
1 21 (13.82%) ION MarketView
2 2 (1.32%) Remedy ITSM
3 1 (0.66%) RMDS
Cloud Services
1 4 (2.63%) Amazon AWS
1 4 (2.63%) Cloud Computing
2 1 (0.66%) IaaS
2 1 (0.66%) PaaS
Communications & Networking
1 77 (50.66%) Firewall
2 63 (41.45%) BGP
3 58 (38.16%) TCP/IP
4 56 (36.84%) MPLS
5 54 (35.53%) OSPF
6 51 (33.55%) LAN
7 50 (32.89%) DNS
8 47 (30.92%) EIGRP
9 37 (24.34%) WAN
10 34 (22.37%) DHCP
11 32 (21.05%) IPsec
12 31 (20.39%) VPN
13 27 (17.76%) VLAN
14 24 (15.79%) Cisco ASA
15 22 (14.47%) Spanning Tree
16 19 (12.50%) NAS
16 19 (12.50%) SAN
16 19 (12.50%) SSL
17 18 (11.84%) BIG-IP
18 17 (11.18%) Cisco Nexus
Database & Business Intelligence
1 24 (15.79%) SQL Server
2 2 (1.32%) KDB
3 1 (0.66%) Data Warehouse
3 1 (0.66%) Hadoop
3 1 (0.66%) HBase
3 1 (0.66%) Informix
Development Applications
1 7 (4.61%) VSS/SourceSafe
2 5 (3.29%) Subversion
3 4 (2.63%) Ant
3 4 (2.63%) Git (software)
3 4 (2.63%) Jenkins
4 3 (1.97%) Hudson
4 3 (1.97%) JIRA
4 3 (1.97%) Maven
4 3 (1.97%) TeamCity
5 2 (1.32%) ClearQuest
6 1 (0.66%) ClearCase
General
1 47 (30.92%) Finance
2 27 (17.76%) Banking
3 19 (12.50%) Investment Banking
4 12 (7.89%) Front Office
5 6 (3.95%) Financial Institution
6 4 (2.63%) Telecoms
7 2 (1.32%) Back Office
7 2 (1.32%) Legal
7 2 (1.32%) Military
8 1 (0.66%) Multimedia
8 1 (0.66%) Private Banking
8 1 (0.66%) Spanish Language
Job Titles
1 35 (23.03%) Network Engineer
2 33 (21.71%) Architect
3 21 (13.82%) Linux Engineer
4 16 (10.53%) Developer
4 16 (10.53%) Senior Linux Engineer
5 14 (9.21%) Network Architect
6 13 (8.55%) Senior Network Engineer
7 12 (7.89%) Java Developer
8 10 (6.58%) Cisco Engineer
8 10 (6.58%) DevOps Engineer
9 9 (5.92%) Support Engineer
10 8 (5.26%) Consultant
10 8 (5.26%) Design Engineer
10 8 (5.26%) Network Design Engineer
10 8 (5.26%) Technical Architect
11 7 (4.61%) Network Consultant
11 7 (4.61%) Senior Architect
12 6 (3.95%) Administrator
12 6 (3.95%) Performance Specialist
13 5 (3.29%) Geneos Engineer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 25 (16.45%) Rendezvous
2 13 (8.55%) FIX Protocol
3 9 (5.92%) Middleware
4 5 (3.29%) Spring
5 4 (2.63%) 802.1X
5 4 (2.63%) Ultra Messaging
6 3 (1.97%) CSS
6 3 (1.97%) RSS
6 3 (1.97%) TIBCO EMS
7 2 (1.32%) .NET
7 2 (1.32%) Hibernate
7 2 (1.32%) Software Packaging
8 1 (0.66%) FFmpeg
8 1 (0.66%) J2EE
8 1 (0.66%) JMS
8 1 (0.66%) WAP
8 1 (0.66%) WebSphere MQ
8 1 (0.66%) XML
8 1 (0.66%) XSLT
8 1 (0.66%) ZeroMQ
Miscellaneous
1 44 (28.95%) Data Centre
2 15 (9.87%) Equities
3 11 (7.24%) Computer Science
4 9 (5.92%) Data Structures
5 8 (5.26%) Fintech
6 6 (3.95%) Derivative
6 6 (3.95%) Foreign Exchange (FX)
6 6 (3.95%) Management Information System
7 5 (3.29%) Fixed Income
8 4 (2.63%) Analytical Skills
8 4 (2.63%) Eurex
8 4 (2.63%) PKI
8 4 (2.63%) Streaming Video
8 4 (2.63%) Video Conferencing
8 4 (2.63%) Video on Demand
9 3 (1.97%) Learning Management System
9 3 (1.97%) Streaming Media
10 2 (1.32%) CMDB
10 2 (1.32%) Digital Media
10 2 (1.32%) Equity Derivative
Operating Systems
1 48 (31.58%) Windows
2 45 (29.61%) Linux
3 32 (21.05%) Unix
4 7 (4.61%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
4 7 (4.61%) Solaris
5 4 (2.63%) Windows Server 2008
6 3 (1.97%) SUSE
6 3 (1.97%) SUSE Linux Enterprise Server
6 3 (1.97%) Windows Server
6 3 (1.97%) Windows Server 2012
7 2 (1.32%) CatOS
7 2 (1.32%) Windows 7
8 1 (0.66%) Android
8 1 (0.66%) Apple iOS
8 1 (0.66%) CentOS
8 1 (0.66%) Debian
8 1 (0.66%) Windows Server 2003
Processes & Methodologies
1 31 (20.39%) Low Latency
2 27 (17.76%) Electronic Trading
3 23 (15.13%) ITIL
3 23 (15.13%) Project Management
4 21 (13.82%) Problem Management
5 20 (13.16%) Release Management
6 19 (12.50%) Service Management
7 17 (11.18%) Cybersecurity
7 17 (11.18%) Network Design
8 16 (10.53%) Capacity Management
9 15 (9.87%) Load Testing
10 14 (9.21%) Multithreading
11 13 (8.55%) Performance Tuning
11 13 (8.55%) Security Architecture
12 12 (7.89%) DevOps
12 12 (7.89%) Migration
13 10 (6.58%) Agile Software Development
13 10 (6.58%) Network Architecture
14 8 (5.26%) Continuous Improvement
14 8 (5.26%) High Availability
Programming Languages
1 38 (25.00%) SQL
2 31 (20.39%) Python
3 21 (13.82%) Java
4 11 (7.24%) C++
5 10 (6.58%) Perl
6 9 (5.92%) C
7 5 (3.29%) C#
8 3 (1.97%) Bash Shell
8 3 (1.97%) PL/SQL
8 3 (1.97%) Shell Script
8 3 (1.97%) T-SQL
9 2 (1.32%) PowerShell
9 2 (1.32%) Ruby
10 1 (0.66%) JavaScript
10 1 (0.66%) Lisp
Qualifications
1 56 (36.84%) Cisco Certification
2 38 (25.00%) CCNP
3 35 (23.03%) CCIE
4 18 (11.84%) Degree
5 17 (11.18%) CCNA
6 10 (6.58%) SC Cleared
6 10 (6.58%) Security Cleared
7 4 (2.63%) JNCIE
8 3 (1.97%) JNCIP
9 2 (1.32%) JNCIS
10 1 (0.66%) Avaya Certification
10 1 (0.66%) CCSA
10 1 (0.66%) MCSE
10 1 (0.66%) Microsoft Certification
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 1 (0.66%) MiFID
System Software
1 9 (5.92%) Active Directory
2 6 (3.95%) VMware Infrastructure
3 4 (2.63%) Docker
3 4 (2.63%) NFS
4 2 (1.32%) Oracle RAC
4 2 (1.32%) VMware ESXi
4 2 (1.32%) Xen
5 1 (0.66%) Hyper-V
5 1 (0.66%) KVM
5 1 (0.66%) SRDF
5 1 (0.66%) vCloud
Systems Management
1 22 (14.47%) ITRS Geneos
2 6 (3.95%) Puppet
3 5 (3.29%) Opscode Chef
4 3 (1.97%) Tivoli
5 1 (0.66%) Cisco UCCX
5 1 (0.66%) Control-M
5 1 (0.66%) Hyperic
5 1 (0.66%) McAfee ePO
5 1 (0.66%) OpenView
5 1 (0.66%) OPNET
5 1 (0.66%) SCCM
5 1 (0.66%) SCOM
5 1 (0.66%) SolarWinds Orion
5 1 (0.66%) TrustSec
5 1 (0.66%) WSUS
Vendors
1 84 (55.26%) Cisco
2 47 (30.92%) Juniper
3 29 (19.08%) F5
4 28 (18.42%) TIBCO
5 25 (16.45%) CheckPoint
5 25 (16.45%) Oracle
6 22 (14.47%) ION Trading
6 22 (14.47%) Splunk
7 19 (12.50%) NetApp
8 11 (7.24%) Microsoft
9 8 (5.26%) Aruba
9 8 (5.26%) Palo Alto
9 8 (5.26%) Red Hat
10 6 (3.95%) Sybase
10 6 (3.95%) VMware
11 5 (3.29%) IBM
11 5 (3.29%) Informatica
11 5 (3.29%) Solace
12 4 (2.63%) Altiris
13 3 (1.97%) Intel Security
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