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 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
3 Jul 2015
Same period 2014 Same period 2013
Multicast
Rank 509 491 477
Rank change year-on-year
-18 -14
Contract jobs citing Multicast 104 101 80
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the UK 0.19% 0.19% 0.16%
As % of the Communications & Networking category 1.31% 1.39% 1.15%
Number of daily rates quoted 76 67 64
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£425 £500 £473
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
-15.00% +5.82%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £268 £323 £323
10% offered a daily rate of more than £600 £610 £593
UK excluding London average daily rate £340 £283 £310
% change year-on-year
+20.35% -8.87%
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 0 0
Average hourly rate - - -
UK excluding London average hourly rate - - -

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
7937 7246 6967
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the UK 14.21% 13.69% 14.15%
Number of daily rates quoted 4468 3937 3536
Average daily rate £355 £360 £350
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
-1.38% +2.85%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £220 £208 £200
10% offered a daily rate of more than £500 £500 £500
UK excluding London average daily rate £340 £326 £320
% change year-on-year
+4.37% +1.80%
Number of hourly rates quoted 467 381 526
Average hourly rate £22.50 £19.00 £23.75
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
+18.42% -20.00%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £12.50 £11.50 £13.88
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £45.00 £40.50 £40.00
UK excluding London average hourly rate £23.75 £18.00 £25.00
% change year-on-year
+31.94% -28.00%

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 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 25 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 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 -30 101 £425 -15.00% 21
London -14 84 £425 -22.72% 13
City of London +3 38 £425 -22.72% 6
West Midlands +6 9 £340 +6.25%
Birmingham +4 9 £340 +6.25%
South East -9 6 £420 +115.38%
Buckinghamshire - 3 - -
South West -7 2 £349 - 1
Wales - 1 £400 -
Gloucestershire - 1 £310 -
Kent - 1 £500 -
Oxfordshire - 1 £320 -
Somerset - 1 £388 - 1
Surrey - 1 £500 -
Bromley - 1 £173 -
Cheltenham - 1 £310 -
County Antrim - 1 - -
Bath - 1 £388 -
Belfast - 1 - -
Milton Keynes - 1 - -
Oxford - 1 £320 -
Swansea - 1 £400 -
Berkshire - 1 £340 -
West Wales - 1 £400 -
Northern Ireland - 1 - -

Multicast
Top 30 Related IT Skills

For the 6 months to 3 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.

1 160 (71.75%) Cisco
2 134 (60.09%) Firewall
3 110 (49.33%) Cisco Certification
4 97 (43.50%) BGP
4 97 (43.50%) Finance
5 90 (40.36%) Juniper
6 85 (38.12%) TCP/IP
7 80 (35.87%) F5
8 77 (34.53%) OSPF
9 68 (30.49%) WAN
10 66 (29.60%) Linux
11 64 (28.70%) LAN
11 64 (28.70%) MPLS
12 62 (27.80%) CCNP
13 52 (23.32%) EIGRP
13 52 (23.32%) TIBCO
13 52 (23.32%) Banking
14 50 (22.42%) CheckPoint
15 49 (21.97%) Rendezvous
15 49 (21.97%) DNS
15 49 (21.97%) Windows
16 46 (20.63%) ITIL
16 46 (20.63%) Load Balancing
17 44 (19.73%) CCNA
18 43 (19.28%) Cisco Nexus
19 42 (18.83%) UNIX
20 41 (18.39%) Low Latency
21 39 (17.49%) CCIE
21 39 (17.49%) DHCP
22 38 (17.04%) HSRP

Multicast
Top Related IT Skills by Category

For the 6 months to 3 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 12 (5.38%) IIS
2 10 (4.48%) Apache
2 10 (4.48%) WebSphere
3 9 (4.04%) Tomcat
4 8 (3.59%) Oracle HTTP Server
4 8 (3.59%) Oracle Coherence
5 3 (1.35%) Lync
5 3 (1.35%) Exchange Server 2003
5 3 (1.35%) MS Exchange
6 1 (0.45%) WebLogic
6 1 (0.45%) BizTalk Server
6 1 (0.45%) OpenStack
Applications
1 7 (3.14%) MS Excel
2 3 (1.35%) MS Office
3 1 (0.45%) MS Visio
Business Applications
1 29 (13.00%) RMDS
2 10 (4.48%) ION MarketView
Cloud Services
1 2 (0.90%) Office 365
Communications & Networking
1 134 (60.09%) Firewall
2 97 (43.50%) BGP
3 85 (38.12%) TCP/IP
4 77 (34.53%) OSPF
5 68 (30.49%) WAN
6 64 (28.70%) LAN
6 64 (28.70%) MPLS
7 52 (23.32%) EIGRP
8 49 (21.97%) DNS
9 43 (19.28%) Cisco Nexus
10 39 (17.49%) DHCP
11 38 (17.04%) HSRP
12 35 (15.70%) Wireless
13 33 (14.80%) Cisco ASA
14 30 (13.45%) F5 BIG-IP GTM
15 29 (13.00%) VPN
16 27 (12.11%) Wireshark
16 27 (12.11%) IPsec
16 27 (12.11%) F5 BIG-IP LTM
17 26 (11.66%) Network Security
Database & Business Intelligence
1 19 (8.52%) SQL Server
2 7 (3.14%) Hadoop
2 7 (3.14%) HBase
3 3 (1.35%) Informix
4 2 (0.90%) KDB
5 1 (0.45%) PostgreSQL
5 1 (0.45%) MongoDB
Development Applications
1 5 (2.24%) VSS/SourceSafe
1 5 (2.24%) JIRA
2 1 (0.45%) GCC
General
1 97 (43.50%) Finance
2 52 (23.32%) Banking
3 29 (13.00%) Investment Banking
4 18 (8.07%) Telecoms
5 11 (4.93%) Marketing
6 5 (2.24%) Front Office
6 5 (2.24%) Multimedia
7 4 (1.79%) Financial Institution
8 2 (0.90%) Back Office
8 2 (0.90%) Corporate Banking
9 1 (0.45%) French Language
9 1 (0.45%) German Language
9 1 (0.45%) Legal
Job Titles
1 82 (36.77%) Network Engineer
2 21 (9.42%) Network Consultant
2 21 (9.42%) Consultant
3 18 (8.07%) Senior Network Engineer
4 17 (7.62%) Architect
5 14 (6.28%) Project Manager
6 11 (4.93%) Developer
6 11 (4.93%) Technical Project Manager
6 11 (4.93%) Technical Manager
6 11 (4.93%) Firewall Consultant
7 9 (4.04%) Infrastructure Architect
8 8 (3.59%) Solutions Architect
8 8 (3.59%) Security Consultant
8 8 (3.59%) Network Security Consultant
8 8 (3.59%) Linux Engineer
8 8 (3.59%) Operations Engineer
8 8 (3.59%) Infrastructure Solutions Architect
9 7 (3.14%) Network Specialist
9 7 (3.14%) NOC Engineer
10 6 (2.69%) Design Engineer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 49 (21.97%) Rendezvous
2 15 (6.73%) Middleware
2 15 (6.73%) FIX Protocol
3 10 (4.48%) XML
3 10 (4.48%) HTML
4 9 (4.04%) Ultra Messaging
5 8 (3.59%) WebSphere MQ
5 8 (3.59%) XSLT
6 4 (1.79%) J2SE
6 4 (1.79%) .NET
6 4 (1.79%) XMPP
7 3 (1.35%) J2EE
8 2 (0.90%) TIBCO EMS
9 1 (0.45%) Boost C++ Libraries
9 1 (0.45%) WebRTC
9 1 (0.45%) STL
9 1 (0.45%) OCX
Miscellaneous
1 36 (16.14%) Data Centre
2 30 (13.45%) Foreign Exchange (FX)
3 21 (9.42%) Management Information System
3 21 (9.42%) Eurex
4 20 (8.97%) Distributed Denial-of-Service
5 18 (8.07%) Fixed Income
6 12 (5.38%) Analytical Skills
7 11 (4.93%) PKI
8 8 (3.59%) Equities
9 6 (2.69%) Streaming Video
9 6 (2.69%) Computer Science
10 4 (1.79%) Derivative
10 4 (1.79%) e-Health
11 2 (0.90%) N-Tier
11 2 (0.90%) BBC
11 2 (0.90%) Algorithms
12 1 (0.45%) Smartphone
12 1 (0.45%) Mathematics
12 1 (0.45%) Data Structures
12 1 (0.45%) VWAP
Operating Systems
1 66 (29.60%) Linux
2 49 (21.97%) Windows
3 42 (18.83%) UNIX
4 25 (11.21%) Solaris
5 18 (8.07%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
6 4 (1.79%) Windows Server 2008
6 4 (1.79%) Windows Server 2003
7 3 (1.35%) Fedora
7 3 (1.35%) Mac OS X
7 3 (1.35%) Embedded Linux
8 2 (0.90%) CentOS
9 1 (0.45%) Windows Server 2012
9 1 (0.45%) Ubuntu
9 1 (0.45%) Debian
Processes & Methodologies
1 46 (20.63%) ITIL
1 46 (20.63%) Load Balancing
2 41 (18.39%) Low Latency
3 37 (16.59%) Project Management
3 37 (16.59%) Change Management
4 29 (13.00%) Service Management
5 28 (12.56%) Network Architecture
6 26 (11.66%) Electronic Trading
7 21 (9.42%) Network Design
8 19 (8.52%) Capacity Management
9 14 (6.28%) Migration
10 13 (5.83%) Network Management
11 12 (5.38%) ITIL V3
11 12 (5.38%) Validation
11 12 (5.38%) Enterprise Architecture
12 11 (4.93%) Incident Management
12 11 (4.93%) PRINCE2
12 11 (4.93%) Performance Tuning
13 10 (4.48%) Benchmarking
14 9 (4.04%) PRINCE
Programming Languages
1 32 (14.35%) SQL
2 30 (13.45%) Python
3 26 (11.66%) Perl
4 21 (9.42%) Java
5 8 (3.59%) JavaScript
6 6 (2.69%) C++
7 4 (1.79%) C
8 3 (1.35%) Lisp
8 3 (1.35%) Shell Script
9 2 (0.90%) PowerShell
10 1 (0.45%) Bash Shell
10 1 (0.45%) C#
10 1 (0.45%) Tcl
Qualifications
1 110 (49.33%) Cisco Certification
2 62 (27.80%) CCNP
3 44 (19.73%) CCNA
4 39 (17.49%) CCIE
5 22 (9.87%) Security Cleared
6 19 (8.52%) CISSP
7 16 (7.17%) SC Cleared
8 13 (5.83%) Degree
9 11 (4.93%) DV Cleared
10 10 (4.48%) PMP
10 10 (4.48%) PMI Certification
11 9 (4.04%) CCIP
12 8 (3.59%) CCDP
13 3 (1.35%) Avaya Certification
14 2 (0.90%) JNCIP
15 1 (0.45%) VTSP
15 1 (0.45%) CCSA
15 1 (0.45%) CCSE
15 1 (0.45%) JNCIS
15 1 (0.45%) CCDA
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 4 (1.79%) SLA
2 1 (0.45%) QA
System Software
1 13 (5.83%) VMware Infrastructure
2 12 (5.38%) Hyper-V
2 12 (5.38%) NFS
3 11 (4.93%) Xen
3 11 (4.93%) SRDF
4 10 (4.48%) KVM
5 7 (3.14%) Oracle RAC
6 3 (1.35%) Active Directory
6 3 (1.35%) Firmware
6 3 (1.35%) VMware ESXi
7 1 (0.45%) vSphere
7 1 (0.45%) VMware ESX
7 1 (0.45%) XenApp
Systems Management
1 6 (2.69%) Control-M
2 5 (2.24%) ITRS Geneos
2 5 (2.24%) Iperf
3 3 (1.35%) Cisco CUCM
3 3 (1.35%) WSUS
4 2 (0.90%) Cacti
4 2 (0.90%) FortiGate
4 2 (0.90%) Cisco Prime
4 2 (0.90%) McAfee ePO
4 2 (0.90%) Puppet
5 1 (0.45%) Opscode Chef
5 1 (0.45%) CA Spectrum
5 1 (0.45%) SolarWinds Orion
5 1 (0.45%) SCOM
5 1 (0.45%) Nagios
5 1 (0.45%) OpenView
5 1 (0.45%) CiscoWorks
5 1 (0.45%) Netcool
Vendors
1 160 (71.75%) Cisco
2 90 (40.36%) Juniper
3 80 (35.87%) F5
4 52 (23.32%) TIBCO
5 50 (22.42%) CheckPoint
6 28 (12.56%) SolarWinds
7 25 (11.21%) Blue Coat
8 24 (10.76%) Bloomberg
9 22 (9.87%) NetScout
10 21 (9.42%) Radianz
10 21 (9.42%) Red Hat
10 21 (9.42%) Oracle
11 20 (8.97%) Reuters
11 20 (8.97%) TippingPoint
11 20 (8.97%) Tufin
11 20 (8.97%) LogLogic
11 20 (8.97%) Lancope
12 19 (8.52%) Tradeweb
13 18 (8.07%) VMware
14 14 (6.28%) IBM
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