The table below looks at the statistics for Multicast skills in IT contracts advertised across the UK. Included is a guide to the average contractor rates offered in IT contracts that have cited Multicast over the 3 months to 31 July 2015 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
31 Jul 2015
Same period 2014 Same period 2013
Multicast
Rank 527 497 475
Rank change year-on-year
-30 -22
Contract jobs citing Multicast 93 114 104
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the UK 0.16% 0.21% 0.20%
As % of the Communications & Networking category 1.19% 1.49% 1.49%
Number of daily rates quoted 67 75 80
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£425 £520 £473
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
-18.26% +10.05%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £271 £278 £310
10% offered a daily rate of more than £600 £625 £600
UK excluding London average daily rate £500 £325 £351
% change year-on-year
+53.84% -7.27%
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 0 1
Average hourly rate - - £32.00
UK excluding London average hourly rate - - £32.00

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

Communications & Networking Category
UK
Contract IT job ads with a match in the
Communications & Networking category
7831 7646 6987
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the UK 13.77% 13.99% 13.67%
Number of daily rates quoted 4478 4078 3617
Average daily rate £375 £360 £350
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+4.16% +2.85%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £225 £210 £198
10% offered a daily rate of more than £500 £500 £488
UK excluding London average daily rate £350 £336 £320
% change year-on-year
+4.27% +4.88%
Number of hourly rates quoted 477 416 465
Average hourly rate £21.50 £20.00 £25.00
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
+7.50% -20.00%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £12.35 £12.00 £13.50
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £47.83 £42.50 £42.50
UK excluding London average hourly rate £21.76 £20.00 £25.50
% change year-on-year
+8.81% -21.56%

Multicast
Jobs Demand Trend

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

Multicast Jobs Demand Trend in the UK

Multicast
Daily Rate Trend

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

Multicast Daily Rate Trend in the UK

Multicast
Daily Rate Histogram

This chart provides a histogram of daily rates quoted in contract IT jobs citing Multicast within the UK over the 3 months to 31 July 2015.

Multicast Daily Rate Histogram in the UK

Multicast
Hourly Rate Trend

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

Multicast Hourly Rate Trend in the UK

Multicast
Top 10 Contract Locations

The table below looks at the demand and provides a guide to the average contractor rates quoted in IT jobs citing Multicast within the UK over the 3 months to 31 July 2015. 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
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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
England -46 91 £425 -18.26% 20
London -10 89 £425 -20.93% 11
City of London -6 38 £425 -22.72% 6
South East -11 2 £500 +156.41% 3
Surrey -2 1 £500 +11.11% 2
Belfast - 1 - -
Berkshire - 1 £340 -
Kent - 1 £500 -
Northern Ireland - 1 - -
County Antrim - 1 - -

Multicast
Top 30 Related IT Skills

For the 6 months to 31 July 2015, IT contractor jobs within the UK 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.

1 141 (73.06%) Cisco
2 120 (62.18%) Firewall
3 96 (49.74%) Cisco Certification
4 84 (43.52%) Finance
5 83 (43.01%) BGP
6 80 (41.45%) Juniper
7 77 (39.90%) TCP/IP
8 72 (37.31%) OSPF
9 70 (36.27%) WAN
10 66 (34.20%) F5
11 63 (32.64%) MPLS
12 62 (32.12%) LAN
13 58 (30.05%) Linux
14 50 (25.91%) CCNP
15 49 (25.39%) Banking
16 48 (24.87%) CheckPoint
17 46 (23.83%) TIBCO
18 44 (22.80%) EIGRP
19 41 (21.24%) Rendezvous
19 41 (21.24%) Windows
20 40 (20.73%) HSRP
21 39 (20.21%) UNIX
22 38 (19.69%) DNS
22 38 (19.69%) Data Centre
23 37 (19.17%) CCIE
23 37 (19.17%) Project Management
24 36 (18.65%) ITIL
24 36 (18.65%) Load Balancing
25 34 (17.62%) CCNA
25 34 (17.62%) Cisco Nexus

Multicast
Top Related IT Skills by Category

For the 6 months to 31 July 2015, IT contractor jobs within the UK 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 11 (5.70%) IIS
2 10 (5.18%) WebSphere
3 9 (4.66%) Apache
3 9 (4.66%) Tomcat
4 8 (4.15%) Oracle HTTP Server
4 8 (4.15%) Oracle Coherence
5 3 (1.55%) Lync
5 3 (1.55%) Exchange Server 2003
5 3 (1.55%) MS Exchange
6 1 (0.52%) WebLogic
6 1 (0.52%) BizTalk Server
Applications
1 9 (4.66%) MS Excel
2 3 (1.55%) MS Office
3 2 (1.04%) MS Visio
Business Applications
1 23 (11.92%) RMDS
2 10 (5.18%) ION MarketView
Cloud Services
1 2 (1.04%) Office 365
Communications & Networking
1 120 (62.18%) Firewall
2 83 (43.01%) BGP
3 77 (39.90%) TCP/IP
4 72 (37.31%) OSPF
5 70 (36.27%) WAN
6 63 (32.64%) MPLS
7 62 (32.12%) LAN
8 44 (22.80%) EIGRP
9 40 (20.73%) HSRP
10 38 (19.69%) DNS
11 34 (17.62%) Cisco Nexus
12 32 (16.58%) DHCP
13 31 (16.06%) VPN
14 29 (15.03%) Wireless
14 29 (15.03%) IPsec
15 27 (13.99%) Spanning Tree
16 26 (13.47%) Network Security
16 26 (13.47%) Cisco ASA
17 25 (12.95%) F5 BIG-IP GTM
18 23 (11.92%) RIP
Database & Business Intelligence
1 17 (8.81%) SQL Server
2 7 (3.63%) Hadoop
2 7 (3.63%) HBase
3 6 (3.11%) Informix
4 2 (1.04%) KDB
Development Applications
1 10 (5.18%) JIRA
2 9 (4.66%) VSS/SourceSafe
3 1 (0.52%) GCC
General
1 84 (43.52%) Finance
2 49 (25.39%) Banking
3 24 (12.44%) Investment Banking
4 17 (8.81%) Telecoms
5 10 (5.18%) Marketing
6 4 (2.07%) Financial Institution
6 4 (2.07%) Front Office
7 3 (1.55%) Back Office
7 3 (1.55%) Multimedia
8 2 (1.04%) Corporate Banking
9 1 (0.52%) Legal
9 1 (0.52%) French Language
Job Titles
1 71 (36.79%) Network Engineer
2 18 (9.33%) Project Manager
3 16 (8.29%) Network Consultant
3 16 (8.29%) Consultant
4 15 (7.77%) Senior Network Engineer
5 13 (6.74%) Architect
6 10 (5.18%) Developer
6 10 (5.18%) Technical Project Manager
6 10 (5.18%) Technical Manager
7 8 (4.15%) Infrastructure Architect
8 7 (3.63%) Solutions Architect
8 7 (3.63%) Analyst
8 7 (3.63%) Support Analyst
8 7 (3.63%) Security Consultant
8 7 (3.63%) Network Security Consultant
8 7 (3.63%) Firewall Consultant
8 7 (3.63%) Infrastructure Solutions Architect
9 6 (3.11%) Cisco Engineer
9 6 (3.11%) Network Specialist
9 6 (3.11%) NOC Engineer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 41 (21.24%) Rendezvous
2 17 (8.81%) 802.1X
3 14 (7.25%) FIX Protocol
4 13 (6.74%) WebSphere MQ
4 13 (6.74%) Middleware
5 10 (5.18%) XML
5 10 (5.18%) HTML
6 9 (4.66%) Ultra Messaging
7 8 (4.15%) XSLT
8 4 (2.07%) J2SE
8 4 (2.07%) .NET
8 4 (2.07%) XMPP
9 3 (1.55%) J2EE
10 2 (1.04%) TIBCO EMS
11 1 (0.52%) Boost C++ Libraries
11 1 (0.52%) WebRTC
11 1 (0.52%) STL
11 1 (0.52%) OCX
Miscellaneous
1 38 (19.69%) Data Centre
2 28 (14.51%) Foreign Exchange (FX)
3 16 (8.29%) Management Information System
3 16 (8.29%) Eurex
4 15 (7.77%) Distributed Denial-of-Service
5 13 (6.74%) Fixed Income
6 11 (5.70%) Analytical Skills
7 9 (4.66%) PKI
8 8 (4.15%) Equities
9 7 (3.63%) Computer Science
10 6 (3.11%) e-Health
11 5 (2.59%) Derivative
12 4 (2.07%) Streaming Video
13 3 (1.55%) BBC
14 1 (0.52%) Smartphone
14 1 (0.52%) Video Conferencing
14 1 (0.52%) DataPower
14 1 (0.52%) Hedge funds
14 1 (0.52%) Data Structures
14 1 (0.52%) Algorithms
Operating Systems
1 58 (30.05%) Linux
2 41 (21.24%) Windows
3 39 (20.21%) UNIX
4 24 (12.44%) Solaris
5 14 (7.25%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
6 4 (2.07%) Windows Server 2008
6 4 (2.07%) Windows Server 2003
7 3 (1.55%) Mac OS X
8 2 (1.04%) Fedora
8 2 (1.04%) Embedded Linux
Processes & Methodologies
1 37 (19.17%) Project Management
2 36 (18.65%) ITIL
2 36 (18.65%) Load Balancing
3 31 (16.06%) Low Latency
4 28 (14.51%) Change Management
5 23 (11.92%) Service Management
5 23 (11.92%) Network Architecture
6 20 (10.36%) Electronic Trading
7 18 (9.33%) Network Design
8 14 (7.25%) Capacity Management
9 13 (6.74%) PRINCE2
9 13 (6.74%) Migration
10 12 (6.22%) Enterprise Architecture
11 11 (5.70%) Operational Acceptance Testing
12 10 (5.18%) ITIL V3
12 10 (5.18%) Validation
13 9 (4.66%) Benchmarking
13 9 (4.66%) Network Management
13 9 (4.66%) Performance Tuning
14 8 (4.15%) Service Delivery
Programming Languages
1 25 (12.95%) SQL
2 20 (10.36%) Java
3 19 (9.84%) Python
4 16 (8.29%) Perl
5 8 (4.15%) JavaScript
6 6 (3.11%) C++
7 4 (2.07%) C
8 3 (1.55%) Lisp
8 3 (1.55%) Shell Script
9 1 (0.52%) PowerShell
9 1 (0.52%) C#
9 1 (0.52%) Tcl
Qualifications
1 96 (49.74%) Cisco Certification
2 50 (25.91%) CCNP
3 37 (19.17%) CCIE
4 34 (17.62%) CCNA
5 18 (9.33%) Security Cleared
6 14 (7.25%) CISSP
6 14 (7.25%) Degree
7 13 (6.74%) SC Cleared
8 11 (5.70%) DV Cleared
9 10 (5.18%) CCIP
10 8 (4.15%) PMP
10 8 (4.15%) PMI Certification
11 7 (3.63%) CCDP
12 4 (2.07%) PRINCE2 Certification
13 3 (1.55%) Avaya Certification
14 2 (1.04%) PRINCE2 Practitioner
14 2 (1.04%) ITIL Certification
15 1 (0.52%) CCSA
15 1 (0.52%) CCSE
15 1 (0.52%) JNCIS
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 4 (2.07%) SLA
2 1 (0.52%) QA
System Software
1 14 (7.25%) VMware Infrastructure
2 11 (5.70%) Hyper-V
2 11 (5.70%) NFS
3 10 (5.18%) Xen
3 10 (5.18%) SRDF
4 9 (4.66%) KVM
5 7 (3.63%) Oracle RAC
6 3 (1.55%) Active Directory
6 3 (1.55%) VMware ESXi
7 2 (1.04%) Firmware
Systems Management
1 11 (5.70%) Control-M
2 7 (3.63%) ITRS Geneos
3 5 (2.59%) CA Spectrum
3 5 (2.59%) CiscoWorks
4 3 (1.55%) WSUS
4 3 (1.55%) SCOM
4 3 (1.55%) Cisco CUCM
5 2 (1.04%) McAfee ePO
5 2 (1.04%) Cisco Prime
5 2 (1.04%) Iperf
6 1 (0.52%) FortiGate
6 1 (0.52%) Cacti
6 1 (0.52%) SolarWinds Orion
6 1 (0.52%) Netcool
6 1 (0.52%) Nagios
Vendors
1 141 (73.06%) Cisco
2 80 (41.45%) Juniper
3 66 (34.20%) F5
4 48 (24.87%) CheckPoint
5 46 (23.83%) TIBCO
6 23 (11.92%) Oracle
7 20 (10.36%) Blue Coat
8 18 (9.33%) Bloomberg
9 17 (8.81%) NetScout
9 17 (8.81%) SolarWinds
10 16 (8.29%) Radianz
10 16 (8.29%) IBM
11 15 (7.77%) Red Hat
11 15 (7.77%) Tufin
11 15 (7.77%) TippingPoint
11 15 (7.77%) LogLogic
11 15 (7.77%) Lancope
12 14 (7.25%) Tradeweb
12 14 (7.25%) Reuters
12 14 (7.25%) VMware
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