The first table below looks at the demand 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 24 July 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.

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 Jul 2014
Same period 2013 Same period 2012
Multicast
Rank 482 470 512
Rank change year-on-year
-12 +42
Contract jobs citing Multicast 108 100 72
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the UK 0.20% 0.20% 0.12%
As % of the Communications & Networking category 1.44% 1.44% 0.80%
Number of daily rates quoted 71 76 37
Average daily rate
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£500 £470 £438
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+6.38% +7.42%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £275 £310 £240
10% offered a daily rate of more than £625 £600 £585
UK excluding London average daily rate £301 £351 £313
% change year-on-year
-14.05% +12.16%
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 1 1
Average hourly rate - £32.00 £42.50
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
- -24.70%
UK excluding London average hourly rate - £32.00 £42.50
% change year-on-year
- -24.70%
Communications & Networking Category
UK
Contract IT job ads with a match in the
Communications & Networking category
7498 6937 8956
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the UK 13.71% 13.61% 15.48%
Number of daily rates quoted 4001 3575 3943
Average daily rate £360 £350 £350
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+2.71% -
90% offered a daily rate of more than £210 £200 £200
10% offered a daily rate of more than £500 £488 £475
UK excluding London average daily rate £335 £320 £325
% change year-on-year
+4.68% -1.53%
Number of hourly rates quoted 409 477 682
Average hourly rate £20.00 £25.00 £22.50
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
-20.00% +11.11%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £11.70 £14.00 £12.50
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £42.50 £42.50 £45.00
UK excluding London average hourly rate £20.00 £25.50 £24.97
% change year-on-year
-21.56% +2.12%

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 24 July 2014.

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 30 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 24 July 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
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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 -6 107 £500 +6.38% 27
London +6 94 £525 +10.52% 20
City of London +20 32 £550 -4.34% 9
South West -24 3 £438 +50.86% 2
East of England - 3 £304 - 1
Docklands, London +6 2 £525 +0.96%
Hampshire -12 2 £195 -44.36%
South East -13 2 £195 -44.36% 3
West Midlands - 2 £320 -
Southampton - 2 £195 -
Birmingham - 2 £320 -
Bracknell - - - -
Bristol - - - -
Guildford - - - -
Harrogate - - - -
Harrow - - - -
Hemel Hempstead - - - -
Kingston Upon Thames - - - -
Leeds - - - - 1
Staines - - - -
Watford - - - -
Weybridge - - - -
Berkshire - - - - 3
Essex - - - - 1
Reading - - - -
Slough - - - - 3
Basildon - - - - 1
Basingstoke - - - -
Hertfordshire - - - -
Kent - - - -

Multicast
Top 30 Related IT Skills

For the 6 months to 24 July 2014, 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.

1 108 (56.25%) Cisco
2 102 (53.13%) Firewall
3 79 (41.15%) WAN
4 78 (40.63%) Finance
5 73 (38.02%) Linux
6 63 (32.81%) BGP
7 61 (31.77%) Cisco Certification
8 55 (28.65%) LAN
9 53 (27.60%) TCP/IP
10 52 (27.08%) Juniper
11 51 (26.56%) Windows
12 50 (26.04%) CCNP
13 48 (25.00%) OSPF
14 46 (23.96%) MPLS
14 46 (23.96%) Banking
14 46 (23.96%) F5
15 45 (23.44%) UNIX
16 44 (22.92%) Python
17 43 (22.40%) SQL
17 43 (22.40%) Low Latency
18 39 (20.31%) EIGRP
19 37 (19.27%) Project Management
20 36 (18.75%) TIBCO
21 35 (18.23%) HP
21 35 (18.23%) Perl
22 31 (16.15%) Rendezvous
22 31 (16.15%) Red Hat
23 30 (15.63%) Financial Institution
24 28 (14.58%) Foreign Exchange (FX)
24 28 (14.58%) VPN

Multicast
Top Related IT Skills by Category

For the 6 months to 24 July 2014, 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 4 (2.08%) Oracle Coherence
1 4 (2.08%) WebSphere
1 4 (2.08%) Apache
1 4 (2.08%) Tomcat
1 4 (2.08%) IIS
1 4 (2.08%) Oracle HTTP Server
2 2 (1.04%) SharePoint
Applications
1 8 (4.17%) MS Visio
2 4 (2.08%) MS Excel
3 3 (1.56%) MS Project
3 3 (1.56%) MS PowerPoint
4 2 (1.04%) AutoCAD
5 1 (0.52%) MS Office
Business Applications
1 4 (2.08%) RMDS
2 1 (0.52%) Remedy ITSM
Cloud Services
1 2 (1.04%) Office 365
Communications & Networking
1 102 (53.13%) Firewall
2 79 (41.15%) WAN
3 63 (32.81%) BGP
4 55 (28.65%) LAN
5 53 (27.60%) TCP/IP
6 48 (25.00%) OSPF
7 46 (23.96%) MPLS
8 39 (20.31%) EIGRP
9 28 (14.58%) VPN
9 28 (14.58%) Network Security
10 26 (13.54%) DNS
11 21 (10.94%) SNMP
11 21 (10.94%) Cisco Nexus
12 18 (9.38%) FCoE
12 18 (9.38%) Fibre Channel
13 17 (8.85%) VLAN
14 16 (8.33%) IPv6
14 16 (8.33%) Ethernet
15 15 (7.81%) NetScreen
15 15 (7.81%) IPsec
Database & Business Intelligence
1 8 (4.17%) SQL Server
2 4 (2.08%) Hadoop
2 4 (2.08%) HBase
3 1 (0.52%) KDB
Development Applications
1 4 (2.08%) Subversion
1 4 (2.08%) GDB
2 3 (1.56%) VSS/SourceSafe
General
1 78 (40.63%) Finance
2 46 (23.96%) Banking
3 30 (15.63%) Financial Institution
4 22 (11.46%) Investment Banking
5 14 (7.29%) Telecoms
6 10 (5.21%) Front Office
7 7 (3.65%) Retail
8 3 (1.56%) Back Office
8 3 (1.56%) German Language
9 2 (1.04%) Publishing
10 1 (0.52%) Marketing
Job Titles
1 63 (32.81%) Network Engineer
2 24 (12.50%) Applications Support
3 23 (11.98%) Architect
4 20 (10.42%) Developer
5 17 (8.85%) Linux Support
5 17 (8.85%) Support Engineer
6 16 (8.33%) Cisco Engineer
7 15 (7.81%) Security Engineer
8 13 (6.77%) Senior Network Engineer
9 11 (5.73%) C++ Developer
10 10 (5.21%) Network Security Engineer
11 9 (4.69%) Network Architect
12 8 (4.17%) Cisco Network Engineer
12 8 (4.17%) Java Developer
13 7 (3.65%) Consultant
13 7 (3.65%) Infrastructure Architect
14 6 (3.13%) Infrastructure Engineer
14 6 (3.13%) Analyst
15 5 (2.60%) Cisco Support Engineer
15 5 (2.60%) IP Engineer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 31 (16.15%) Rendezvous
2 8 (4.17%) XML
3 6 (3.13%) Middleware
4 5 (2.60%) Boost C++ Libraries
4 5 (2.60%) STL
4 5 (2.60%) FIX Protocol
5 4 (2.08%) Spring
5 4 (2.08%) XSLT
5 4 (2.08%) HTML
6 1 (0.52%) OCX
Miscellaneous
1 28 (14.58%) Foreign Exchange (FX)
2 19 (9.90%) Fixed Income
3 12 (6.25%) Hedge funds
4 11 (5.73%) Client/Server
5 6 (3.13%) Equities
6 5 (2.60%) TWAP
6 5 (2.60%) VWAP
6 5 (2.60%) Mathematics
7 4 (2.08%) Derivative
8 2 (1.04%) Computer Science
8 2 (1.04%) Statistics
8 2 (1.04%) Management Information System
8 2 (1.04%) STB
9 1 (0.52%) NHS
9 1 (0.52%) Blackberry
9 1 (0.52%) Device Driver
9 1 (0.52%) Streaming Video
9 1 (0.52%) SecurID
9 1 (0.52%) Economics
9 1 (0.52%) e-Health
Operating Systems
1 73 (38.02%) Linux
2 51 (26.56%) Windows
3 45 (23.44%) UNIX
4 28 (14.58%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
5 21 (10.94%) Solaris
6 5 (2.60%) Windows XP
7 4 (2.08%) Debian
8 1 (0.52%) Windows Server 2008
8 1 (0.52%) Windows Server 2003
8 1 (0.52%) Embedded Linux
Processes & Methodologies
1 43 (22.40%) Low Latency
2 37 (19.27%) Project Management
3 26 (13.54%) Electronic Trading
4 25 (13.02%) Change Management
5 24 (12.50%) Capacity Management
6 19 (9.90%) Multithreading
6 19 (9.90%) Change Control
7 17 (8.85%) Network Management
8 16 (8.33%) Network Design
9 14 (7.29%) Performance Tuning
10 13 (6.77%) ITIL
11 12 (6.25%) Network Monitoring
11 12 (6.25%) Problem Management
11 12 (6.25%) Service Delivery
12 11 (5.73%) ITSM
13 10 (5.21%) DevOps
13 10 (5.21%) Continuous Improvement
13 10 (5.21%) Service Management
14 8 (4.17%) Benchmarking
15 7 (3.65%) Network Architecture
Programming Languages
1 44 (22.92%) Python
2 43 (22.40%) SQL
3 35 (18.23%) Perl
4 19 (9.90%) Java
5 15 (7.81%) C++
6 12 (6.25%) Shell Script
7 11 (5.73%) VB
8 10 (5.21%) PowerShell
8 10 (5.21%) VBA
9 4 (2.08%) Tcl
9 4 (2.08%) C
9 4 (2.08%) C#
9 4 (2.08%) Bash Shell
10 2 (1.04%) JavaScript
Qualifications
1 61 (31.77%) Cisco Certification
2 50 (26.04%) CCNP
3 18 (9.38%) JNCIS
4 16 (8.33%) CCIE
5 14 (7.29%) CCNA
6 7 (3.65%) Security Cleared
6 7 (3.65%) CCDP
7 6 (3.13%) Degree
7 6 (3.13%) JNCIE
8 5 (2.60%) JNCIA
9 4 (2.08%) JNCIP
9 4 (2.08%) SC Cleared
10 2 (1.04%) PMP
10 2 (1.04%) PMI Certification
10 2 (1.04%) DV Cleared
10 2 (1.04%) VTSP
11 1 (0.52%) CCDA
11 1 (0.52%) PRINCE2 Certification
11 1 (0.52%) ITIL Certification
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 3 (1.56%) PCI DSS
1 3 (1.56%) QA
2 1 (0.52%) SLA
System Software
1 18 (9.38%) NFS
2 13 (6.77%) VMware Infrastructure
3 11 (5.73%) Active Directory
4 10 (5.21%) vSphere
4 10 (5.21%) vCloud
5 8 (4.17%) SRDF
6 4 (2.08%) Oracle RAC
7 3 (1.56%) Hyper-V
7 3 (1.56%) KVM
7 3 (1.56%) Xen
Systems Management
1 10 (5.21%) EMC NetWorker
2 5 (2.60%) CiscoWorks
2 5 (2.60%) OPNET
3 3 (1.56%) MAILsweeper
4 2 (1.04%) HP NNM
4 2 (1.04%) OpenView
5 1 (0.52%) Cisco CUCM
5 1 (0.52%) CA Spectrum
5 1 (0.52%) SCCM
Vendors
1 108 (56.25%) Cisco
2 52 (27.08%) Juniper
3 46 (23.96%) F5
4 36 (18.75%) TIBCO
5 35 (18.23%) HP
6 31 (16.15%) Red Hat
7 27 (14.06%) CheckPoint
8 23 (11.98%) Reuters
9 21 (10.94%) MarketAxess
10 20 (10.42%) Blue Coat
11 19 (9.90%) eSpeed
12 18 (9.38%) McAfee
12 18 (9.38%) EMC
13 16 (8.33%) ProCurve
13 16 (8.33%) Microsoft
14 15 (7.81%) IBM
15 13 (6.77%) VMware
16 10 (5.21%) Websense
17 8 (4.17%) Intel
17 8 (4.17%) NetApp
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