The first table below looks at the demand 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 24 April 2014 with a comparison to the same period in the previous 2 years. The second table is for comparison and provides aggregates for all of the Communications & Networking category for the England region.

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 Apr 2014
Same period 2013 Same period 2012
Multicast
Rank 480 435 498
Rank change year-on-year
-45 +63
Contract jobs citing Multicast 84 81 69
As % of all contract IT jobs located in England 0.17% 0.19% 0.12%
As % of the Communications & Networking category 1.29% 1.23% 0.81%
Number of daily rates quoted 53 65 51
Average daily rate £450 £450 £425
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
- +5.88%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £259 £240 £300
10% offered a daily rate of more than £570 £500 £543
UK excluding London average daily rate £250 £295 £325
% change year-on-year
-15.25% -9.23%
Number of hourly rates quoted 1 2 0
Average hourly rate £27.50 £35.00 -
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
-21.42% -
UK excluding London average hourly rate - £35.00 -
Communications & Networking Category
England
Contract IT job ads with a match in the
Communications & Networking category
6492 6597 8506
As % of all contract IT jobs located in England 13.06% 15.34% 15.34%
Number of daily rates quoted 3497 3387 4071
Average daily rate £360 £350 £375
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+2.85% -6.66%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £200 £200 £215
10% offered a daily rate of more than £500 £500 £500
UK excluding London average daily rate £338 £315 £325
% change year-on-year
+7.14% -3.07%
Number of hourly rates quoted 359 538 562
Average hourly rate £20.00 £21.73 £27.00
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
-7.96% -19.51%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £12.50 £12.50 £13.50
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £45.00 £44.50 £45.00
UK excluding London average hourly rate £20.00 £22.50 £27.50
% change year-on-year
-11.11% -18.18%
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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 24 April 2014.

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 24 April 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
(Click each for more statistics)
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
Find
Job
Vacancies
London +6 71 £450 -5.26% 11
East of England -22 5 £263 -
North West - 4 - - 1
South East -21 1 £225 -25.00% 2
South West - 1 £455 - 2
West Midlands - 1 - -
Yorkshire - - - - 1
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Multicast
Top 30 Related IT Skills in England

For the 6 months to 24 April 2014, 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 92 (59.35%) Cisco
2 87 (56.13%) Firewall
3 73 (47.10%) WAN
4 70 (45.16%) Linux
5 59 (38.06%) LAN
6 56 (36.13%) Windows
7 54 (34.84%) UNIX
8 52 (33.55%) SQL
8 52 (33.55%) Cisco Certification
9 51 (32.90%) Project Management
10 50 (32.26%) Juniper
10 50 (32.26%) Finance
11 49 (31.61%) TIBCO
12 47 (30.32%) BGP
13 46 (29.68%) Perl
14 45 (29.03%) Rendezvous
15 42 (27.10%) CCNP
15 42 (27.10%) Banking
15 42 (27.10%) Low Latency
16 39 (25.16%) TCP/IP
16 39 (25.16%) Python
17 37 (23.87%) Reuters
17 37 (23.87%) Foreign Exchange (FX)
18 36 (23.23%) Red Hat
18 36 (23.23%) Change Management
19 35 (22.58%) MPLS
19 35 (22.58%) Electronic Trading
20 34 (21.94%) F5
21 33 (21.29%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
21 33 (21.29%) OSPF

Multicast
Top Related IT Skills in England by Category

For the 6 months to 24 April 2014, 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 8 (5.16%) IIS
1 8 (5.16%) Apache
1 8 (5.16%) Tomcat
1 8 (5.16%) Oracle HTTP Server
1 8 (5.16%) WebSphere
1 8 (5.16%) Oracle Coherence
Applications
1 9 (5.81%) MS Visio
2 6 (3.87%) MS PowerPoint
2 6 (3.87%) MS Project
3 4 (2.58%) MS Excel
4 1 (0.65%) MS Office
Business Applications
1 10 (6.45%) RMDS
2 1 (0.65%) Remedy ITSM
2 1 (0.65%) 3000 Xtra
2 1 (0.65%) Eikon
Cloud Services
1 2 (1.29%) Office 365
Communications & Networking
1 87 (56.13%) Firewall
2 73 (47.10%) WAN
3 59 (38.06%) LAN
4 47 (30.32%) BGP
5 39 (25.16%) TCP/IP
6 35 (22.58%) MPLS
7 33 (21.29%) OSPF
8 32 (20.65%) Network Security
9 26 (16.77%) EIGRP
10 21 (13.55%) Cisco Nexus
11 20 (12.90%) Wireless
12 17 (10.97%) FCoE
12 17 (10.97%) Fibre Channel
12 17 (10.97%) NAS
12 17 (10.97%) SAN
13 16 (10.32%) Cisco IOS
13 16 (10.32%) IPsec
14 15 (9.68%) VoIP
15 14 (9.03%) SNMP
15 14 (9.03%) HSRP
Database & Business Intelligence
1 17 (10.97%) SQL Server
2 8 (5.16%) Hadoop
2 8 (5.16%) HBase
3 1 (0.65%) Data Warehouse
3 1 (0.65%) SQL Server Integration Services
3 1 (0.65%) KDB
Development Applications
1 6 (3.87%) VSS/SourceSafe
2 1 (0.65%) GDB
General
1 50 (32.26%) Finance
2 42 (27.10%) Banking
3 17 (10.97%) Investment Banking
4 16 (10.32%) Financial Institution
5 12 (7.74%) Front Office
6 7 (4.52%) Telecoms
7 6 (3.87%) Back Office
7 6 (3.87%) Retail
8 4 (2.58%) German Language
9 2 (1.29%) Advertising
10 1 (0.65%) Marketing
Job Titles
1 46 (29.68%) Network Engineer
2 35 (22.58%) Support Engineer
3 26 (16.77%) Architect
4 21 (13.55%) Applications Support
5 18 (11.61%) Linux Support
6 16 (10.32%) Security Engineer
7 15 (9.68%) Infrastructure Architect
8 14 (9.03%) Applications Support Engineer
8 14 (9.03%) Analyst
9 12 (7.74%) Network Security Engineer
10 11 (7.10%) Linux Engineer
10 11 (7.10%) Linux Support Engineer
11 9 (5.81%) Network Architect
11 9 (5.81%) Cisco Engineer
12 8 (5.16%) Network Analyst
12 8 (5.16%) Lead Architect
13 7 (4.52%) Market Data Engineer
13 7 (4.52%) Senior Network Engineer
13 7 (4.52%) Solutions Architect
14 6 (3.87%) Developer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 45 (29.03%) Rendezvous
2 9 (5.81%) XML
3 8 (5.16%) XSLT
3 8 (5.16%) HTML
3 8 (5.16%) Middleware
4 4 (2.58%) STL
4 4 (2.58%) Boost C++ Libraries
5 1 (0.65%) OCX
5 1 (0.65%) FIX Protocol
Miscellaneous
1 37 (23.87%) Foreign Exchange (FX)
2 29 (18.71%) Fixed Income
3 5 (3.23%) e-Health
3 5 (3.23%) SecurID
4 4 (2.58%) Mathematics
5 3 (1.94%) Equities
6 2 (1.29%) Computer Science
6 2 (1.29%) NHS
6 2 (1.29%) Management Information System
7 1 (0.65%) Device Driver
7 1 (0.65%) Client/Server
7 1 (0.65%) MPEG
7 1 (0.65%) Blackberry
7 1 (0.65%) DTV
7 1 (0.65%) Hedge funds
7 1 (0.65%) STB
Operating Systems
1 70 (45.16%) Linux
2 56 (36.13%) Windows
3 54 (34.84%) UNIX
4 33 (21.29%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
5 27 (17.42%) Solaris
6 8 (5.16%) Windows XP
7 1 (0.65%) Debian
Processes & Methodologies
1 51 (32.90%) Project Management
2 42 (27.10%) Low Latency
3 36 (23.23%) Change Management
4 35 (22.58%) Electronic Trading
5 31 (20.00%) Capacity Management
6 18 (11.61%) Performance Tuning
7 17 (10.97%) Benchmarking
8 12 (7.74%) Change Control
9 11 (7.10%) Problem Management
10 9 (5.81%) Network Design
10 9 (5.81%) ITIL
10 9 (5.81%) Network Management
11 7 (4.52%) Service Delivery
12 5 (3.23%) Multithreading
13 4 (2.58%) Network Monitoring
13 4 (2.58%) Load Balancing
13 4 (2.58%) Time Management
14 3 (1.94%) Network Architecture
14 3 (1.94%) Capacity Planning
14 3 (1.94%) Asset Management
Programming Languages
1 52 (33.55%) SQL
2 46 (29.68%) Perl
3 39 (25.16%) Python
4 9 (5.81%) Java
5 6 (3.87%) Shell Script
6 5 (3.23%) JavaScript
6 5 (3.23%) C++
7 4 (2.58%) C
8 3 (1.94%) Tcl
9 1 (0.65%) Bash Shell
Qualifications
1 52 (33.55%) Cisco Certification
2 42 (27.10%) CCNP
3 15 (9.68%) Degree
4 14 (9.03%) JNCIS
5 12 (7.74%) CCNA
6 11 (7.10%) CCIE
7 7 (4.52%) CCDP
8 4 (2.58%) JNCIP
8 4 (2.58%) VTSP
9 2 (1.29%) Security Cleared
9 2 (1.29%) JNCIE
10 1 (0.65%) SC Cleared
10 1 (0.65%) CCDA
10 1 (0.65%) PMP
10 1 (0.65%) PMI Certification
10 1 (0.65%) JNCIA
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 1 (0.65%) SLA
System Software
1 17 (10.97%) NFS
1 17 (10.97%) SRDF
2 8 (5.16%) Oracle RAC
3 2 (1.29%) VMware Infrastructure
3 2 (1.29%) Hyper-V
3 2 (1.29%) Xen
3 2 (1.29%) KVM
Systems Management
1 5 (3.23%) CiscoWorks
1 5 (3.23%) CA Spectrum
2 3 (1.94%) MAILsweeper
2 3 (1.94%) Cisco CUCM
3 1 (0.65%) Nagios
3 1 (0.65%) OpenView
Vendors
1 92 (59.35%) Cisco
2 50 (32.26%) Juniper
3 49 (31.61%) TIBCO
4 37 (23.87%) Reuters
5 36 (23.23%) Red Hat
6 34 (21.94%) F5
7 32 (20.65%) CheckPoint
8 29 (18.71%) eSpeed
8 29 (18.71%) MarketAxess
9 18 (11.61%) Blue Coat
10 17 (10.97%) NetApp
10 17 (10.97%) Oracle
10 17 (10.97%) HP
10 17 (10.97%) EMC
10 17 (10.97%) Intel
11 14 (9.03%) McAfee
12 11 (7.10%) ProCurve
12 11 (7.10%) Sybase
13 9 (5.81%) IBM
14 8 (5.16%) Bloomberg
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