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 3 June 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
3 Jun 2015
Same period 2014 Same period 2013
Multicast
Rank 491 500 471
Rank change year-on-year
+9 -29
Contract jobs citing Multicast 105 89 88
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the UK 0.19% 0.17% 0.19%
As % of the Communications & Networking category 1.33% 1.26% 1.29%
Number of daily rates quoted 71 62 69
Average daily rate
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£400 £450 £450
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
-11.11% -
90% offered a daily rate of more than £253 £276 £250
10% offered a daily rate of more than £625 £550 £504
UK excluding London average daily rate £340 £275 £250
% change year-on-year
+23.63% +10.00%
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 1 1
Average hourly rate - £27.50 £35.00
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
- -21.42%
UK excluding London average hourly rate - - £35.00

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
7899 7042 6806
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the UK 14.51% 13.23% 14.58%
Number of daily rates quoted 4432 3809 3360
Average daily rate £350 £363 £350
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
-3.44% +3.57%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £206 £200 £210
10% offered a daily rate of more than £500 £500 £500
UK excluding London average daily rate £340 £335 £313
% change year-on-year
+1.49% +7.20%
Number of hourly rates quoted 443 390 537
Average hourly rate £26.00 £19.00 £22.50
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
+36.84% -15.55%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £13.00 £12.00 £13.50
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £49.28 £40.50 £44.00
UK excluding London average hourly rate £26.00 £18.00 £22.50
% change year-on-year
+44.44% -20.00%

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 3 June 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 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 3 June 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 0 101 £400 -11.11% 30
London -3 72 £425 -5.55% 21
City of London +15 28 £425 - 11
South East - 12 £418 - 3
Birmingham +7 9 £340 - 1
West Midlands -4 9 £340 - 2
Buckinghamshire - 6 £335 -
South West +10 5 £350 -
Surrey - 5 £500 -
Wiltshire +2 3 £350 -
Docklands, London - 2 £650 -
Wales - 2 £400 - 1
West Wales - 2 £400 -
Milton Keynes - 2 - -
Swansea - 2 £400 -
East of England -6 1 £215 -22.86% 1
Hertfordshire -9 1 £215 -
Kent - 1 £500 -
Northamptonshire - 1 £425 -
Oxfordshire - 1 £320 -
Somerset - 1 £388 -
Watford - 1 £215 -
County Antrim - 1 - -
Bath - 1 £388 -
Belfast - 1 - -
Northampton - 1 £425 -
Oxford - 1 £320 -
Bromley - 1 £173 -
Cheltenham - 1 £310 -
Chippenham - 1 £350 -

Multicast
Top 30 Related IT Skills

For the 6 months to 3 June 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.

1 161 (70.61%) Cisco
2 138 (60.53%) Firewall
3 117 (51.32%) Cisco Certification
4 106 (46.49%) BGP
4 106 (46.49%) Finance
5 98 (42.98%) Juniper
6 94 (41.23%) F5
7 81 (35.53%) OSPF
8 80 (35.09%) TCP/IP
9 75 (32.89%) CCNP
10 67 (29.39%) EIGRP
11 65 (28.51%) MPLS
11 65 (28.51%) LAN
12 64 (28.07%) Linux
13 62 (27.19%) Banking
14 61 (26.75%) WAN
15 59 (25.88%) CheckPoint
16 56 (24.56%) Load Balancing
17 52 (22.81%) TIBCO
17 52 (22.81%) DNS
18 51 (22.37%) ITIL
18 51 (22.37%) CCNA
19 50 (21.93%) Rendezvous
19 50 (21.93%) Low Latency
20 49 (21.49%) Cisco Nexus
21 44 (19.30%) Windows
22 43 (18.86%) CCIE
23 40 (17.54%) Wireless
23 40 (17.54%) HSRP
24 39 (17.11%) UNIX

Multicast
Top Related IT Skills by Category

For the 6 months to 3 June 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 (4.82%) IIS
2 8 (3.51%) Apache
2 8 (3.51%) WebSphere
3 7 (3.07%) Tomcat
4 6 (2.63%) Oracle HTTP Server
4 6 (2.63%) Oracle Coherence
5 3 (1.32%) Exchange Server 2003
5 3 (1.32%) MS Exchange
6 1 (0.44%) WebLogic
6 1 (0.44%) BizTalk Server
6 1 (0.44%) OpenStack
Applications
1 6 (2.63%) MS Excel
Business Applications
1 30 (13.16%) RMDS
2 7 (3.07%) ION MarketView
3 1 (0.44%) SAP Oil and Gas
Communications & Networking
1 138 (60.53%) Firewall
2 106 (46.49%) BGP
3 81 (35.53%) OSPF
4 80 (35.09%) TCP/IP
5 67 (29.39%) EIGRP
6 65 (28.51%) MPLS
6 65 (28.51%) LAN
7 61 (26.75%) WAN
8 52 (22.81%) DNS
9 49 (21.49%) Cisco Nexus
10 40 (17.54%) HSRP
10 40 (17.54%) Wireless
11 39 (17.11%) DHCP
12 38 (16.67%) Cisco ASA
13 32 (14.04%) F5 BIG-IP GTM
14 29 (12.72%) F5 BIG-IP LTM
14 29 (12.72%) Wireshark
15 25 (10.96%) Network Security
15 25 (10.96%) VPLS
16 23 (10.09%) IPsec
Database & Business Intelligence
1 18 (7.89%) SQL Server
2 5 (2.19%) Hadoop
2 5 (2.19%) HBase
3 2 (0.88%) MongoDB
3 2 (0.88%) Informix
3 2 (0.88%) PostgreSQL
3 2 (0.88%) KDB
Development Applications
1 4 (1.75%) VSS/SourceSafe
1 4 (1.75%) JIRA
2 2 (0.88%) Subversion
General
1 106 (46.49%) Finance
2 62 (27.19%) Banking
3 37 (16.23%) Investment Banking
4 16 (7.02%) Telecoms
5 11 (4.82%) Marketing
6 6 (2.63%) Multimedia
6 6 (2.63%) Financial Institution
7 5 (2.19%) Front Office
8 2 (0.88%) Back Office
8 2 (0.88%) Games
8 2 (0.88%) Corporate Banking
9 1 (0.44%) French Language
9 1 (0.44%) German Language
9 1 (0.44%) Legal
9 1 (0.44%) Manufacturing
9 1 (0.44%) Electronics
Job Titles
1 82 (35.96%) Network Engineer
2 24 (10.53%) Consultant
3 23 (10.09%) Network Consultant
4 21 (9.21%) Senior Network Engineer
5 17 (7.46%) Architect
6 14 (6.14%) Firewall Consultant
7 13 (5.70%) Technical Manager
8 12 (5.26%) Project Manager
8 12 (5.26%) Operations Engineer
9 11 (4.82%) Technical Project Manager
10 9 (3.95%) Developer
10 9 (3.95%) NOC Engineer
11 8 (3.51%) Solutions Architect
11 8 (3.51%) Security Consultant
11 8 (3.51%) Technical Engineer
11 8 (3.51%) Network Security Consultant
11 8 (3.51%) Linux Engineer
11 8 (3.51%) Technical Operations Engineer
12 7 (3.07%) Infrastructure Architect
12 7 (3.07%) Network Specialist
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 50 (21.93%) Rendezvous
2 15 (6.58%) Middleware
3 12 (5.26%) FIX Protocol
4 9 (3.95%) HTML
4 9 (3.95%) XML
5 7 (3.07%) WebSphere MQ
5 7 (3.07%) Ultra Messaging
6 6 (2.63%) XSLT
7 3 (1.32%) J2SE
7 3 (1.32%) .NET
7 3 (1.32%) J2EE
8 2 (0.88%) OpenGL
8 2 (0.88%) DirectX
8 2 (0.88%) Unity (Game Engine)
8 2 (0.88%) TIBCO EMS
8 2 (0.88%) RESTful
9 1 (0.44%) Boost C++ Libraries
9 1 (0.44%) OCX
9 1 (0.44%) STL
Miscellaneous
1 35 (15.35%) Data Centre
2 25 (10.96%) Foreign Exchange (FX)
3 23 (10.09%) Management Information System
4 22 (9.65%) Distributed Denial-of-Service
5 16 (7.02%) Eurex
6 14 (6.14%) Fixed Income
7 13 (5.70%) PKI
8 11 (4.82%) Analytical Skills
9 8 (3.51%) Computer Science
10 7 (3.07%) Equities
10 7 (3.07%) Streaming Video
11 4 (1.75%) N-Tier
11 4 (1.75%) Derivative
11 4 (1.75%) Hedge funds
12 3 (1.32%) Mathematics
12 3 (1.32%) e-Health
12 3 (1.32%) DTV
13 2 (0.88%) MPEG
13 2 (0.88%) IPTV
13 2 (0.88%) 3D Graphics
Operating Systems
1 64 (28.07%) Linux
2 44 (19.30%) Windows
3 39 (17.11%) UNIX
4 22 (9.65%) Solaris
5 14 (6.14%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
6 5 (2.19%) Windows Server 2008
7 4 (1.75%) Windows Server 2003
8 3 (1.32%) Fedora
8 3 (1.32%) Mac OS X
8 3 (1.32%) Embedded Linux
9 2 (0.88%) CentOS
10 1 (0.44%) Windows Server 2012
10 1 (0.44%) Ubuntu
10 1 (0.44%) Debian
Processes & Methodologies
1 56 (24.56%) Load Balancing
2 51 (22.37%) ITIL
3 50 (21.93%) Low Latency
4 36 (15.79%) Change Management
5 33 (14.47%) Service Management
6 32 (14.04%) Project Management
7 30 (13.16%) Network Architecture
8 22 (9.65%) Electronic Trading
9 19 (8.33%) Network Design
10 18 (7.89%) Incident Management
10 18 (7.89%) Network Management
11 16 (7.02%) E-Commerce
12 15 (6.58%) Capacity Management
13 14 (6.14%) Migration
14 12 (5.26%) CRM
14 12 (5.26%) Enterprise Architecture
14 12 (5.26%) Validation
15 11 (4.82%) ITIL V3
16 10 (4.39%) Performance Tuning
17 9 (3.95%) Mentoring
Programming Languages
1 33 (14.47%) Python
2 29 (12.72%) Perl
3 26 (11.40%) SQL
4 17 (7.46%) Java
5 8 (3.51%) JavaScript
6 7 (3.07%) C++
7 4 (1.75%) C
8 3 (1.32%) Lisp
8 3 (1.32%) Shell Script
9 2 (0.88%) PowerShell
9 2 (0.88%) C#
10 1 (0.44%) Tcl
10 1 (0.44%) Bash Shell
Qualifications
1 117 (51.32%) Cisco Certification
2 75 (32.89%) CCNP
3 51 (22.37%) CCNA
4 43 (18.86%) CCIE
5 23 (10.09%) Security Cleared
6 22 (9.65%) CISSP
7 17 (7.46%) SC Cleared
8 12 (5.26%) Degree
9 11 (4.82%) DV Cleared
10 9 (3.95%) PMP
10 9 (3.95%) PMI Certification
10 9 (3.95%) CCIP
11 7 (3.07%) CCDP
12 3 (1.32%) Avaya Certification
13 1 (0.44%) JNCIP
13 1 (0.44%) VTSP
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 3 (1.32%) SLA
2 1 (0.44%) QA
System Software
1 12 (5.26%) VMware Infrastructure
2 10 (4.39%) NFS
3 9 (3.95%) Hyper-V
3 9 (3.95%) Xen
3 9 (3.95%) SRDF
4 8 (3.51%) KVM
5 5 (2.19%) Oracle RAC
6 4 (1.75%) Active Directory
7 3 (1.32%) Firmware
7 3 (1.32%) VMware ESXi
8 2 (0.88%) vSphere
9 1 (0.44%) VMware ESX
9 1 (0.44%) XenApp
Systems Management
1 5 (2.19%) Control-M
1 5 (2.19%) ITRS Geneos
1 5 (2.19%) Iperf
2 4 (1.75%) WSUS
3 2 (0.88%) FortiGate
3 2 (0.88%) Cisco Prime
3 2 (0.88%) Cacti
3 2 (0.88%) McAfee ePO
3 2 (0.88%) Puppet
4 1 (0.44%) Cisco CUCM
4 1 (0.44%) Nagios
4 1 (0.44%) OpenView
4 1 (0.44%) Netcool
4 1 (0.44%) Opscode Chef
4 1 (0.44%) SCOM
Vendors
1 161 (70.61%) Cisco
2 98 (42.98%) Juniper
3 94 (41.23%) F5
4 59 (25.88%) CheckPoint
5 52 (22.81%) TIBCO
6 35 (15.35%) SolarWinds
7 33 (14.47%) Blue Coat
8 27 (11.84%) Bloomberg
9 24 (10.53%) Radianz
9 24 (10.53%) NetScout
10 23 (10.09%) TippingPoint
11 22 (9.65%) Tufin
11 22 (9.65%) Tradeweb
11 22 (9.65%) LogLogic
11 22 (9.65%) Lancope
12 19 (8.33%) VMware
12 19 (8.33%) Oracle
13 17 (7.46%) Reuters
13 17 (7.46%) Red Hat
14 14 (6.14%) Splunk
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