The table below looks at the statistics for Multicast skills in IT contracts advertised across the UK. Included is a guide to the contractor rates offered in IT contracts that have cited Multicast over the 3 months to 30 September 2016 with a comparison to the same period over 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.

3 months to
30 Sep 2016
Same period 2015 Same period 2014
Multicast
Rank 615 594 512
Rank change year-on-year
-21 -82
Contract jobs citing Multicast 37 79 129
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the UK 0.069% 0.14% 0.22%
As % of the Communications & Networking category 0.45% 1.00% 1.50%
Number of daily rates quoted 23 58 81
Median daily rate £475 £435 £475
Median daily rate % change year-on-year
+9.19% -8.42%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £360 £296 £325
10% offered a daily rate of more than £570 £575 £625
UK excluding London median daily rate £500 £418 £431
% change year-on-year
+19.76% -3.18%
Number of hourly rates quoted 1 0 1
Median hourly rate £36.50 - £40.00
UK excluding London median hourly rate £36.50 - £40.00

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
8234 7935 8579
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the UK 15.45% 13.71% 14.72%
Number of daily rates quoted 5029 4574 4741
Median daily rate £400 £385 £365
Median daily rate % change year-on-year
+3.89% +5.47%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £245 £233 £225
10% offered a daily rate of more than £550 £515 £500
UK excluding London median daily rate £363 £363 £345
% change year-on-year
- +5.07%
Number of hourly rates quoted 419 539 482
Median hourly rate £28.00 £20.50 £22.50
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year
+36.58% -8.88%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £13.00 £12.00 £12.50
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £49.19 £45.00 £45.00
UK excluding London median hourly rate £29.00 £21.01 £22.50
% change year-on-year
+38.06% -6.64%

Multicast
Jobs Demand Trend

The demand trend of contract jobs citing Multicast as a proportion of all IT contracts with a match in 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 30 September 2016.

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 12 Contract Locations

The table below looks at the demand and provides a guide to the median contractor rates quoted in IT jobs citing Multicast within the UK over the 3 months to 30 September 2016. 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 see detailed
statistics and trends)
Rank Change
on Same Period
Last Year
Matching
Contract
IT Job Ads
Median
Daily Rate
Last 3 Months
Median Daily Rate
% Change
on Same Period
Last Year
Live
Job
Vacancies
England -37 37 £475 +8.88% 15
London -27 27 £425 -3.95% 10
City of London +16 13 £399 -11.38% 3
South Yorkshire - 5 £500 -
Yorkshire - 5 £500 -
Sheffield - 4 £500 -
East of England - 3 - -
Suffolk - 2 - -
South East +14 1 £400 - 3
West Midlands -28 1 - -
Ipswich - 1 - -
Hertfordshire - 1 - -

Multicast
Top 30 Related IT Skills

For the 6 months to 30 September 2016, IT contractor jobs citing Multicast also mentioned the following skills in order of popularity. The figures indicate the number co-occurrences and its proportion to all contract ads with a requirement for Multicast.

1 83 (72.17%) Cisco
2 64 (55.65%) BGP
3 57 (49.57%) Windows
4 51 (44.35%) Cisco Certification
5 50 (43.48%) Firewall
6 48 (41.74%) Finance
6 48 (41.74%) Linux
7 46 (40.00%) WAN
8 42 (36.52%) LAN
9 41 (35.65%) TCP/IP
10 35 (30.43%) CCNP
11 34 (29.57%) OSPF
12 33 (28.70%) SQL
13 31 (26.96%) Juniper
14 30 (26.09%) VMware
14 30 (26.09%) VMware Infrastructure
14 30 (26.09%) Data Centre
15 28 (24.35%) Banking
15 28 (24.35%) MPLS
16 27 (23.48%) Oracle
17 26 (22.61%) SQL Server
17 26 (22.61%) Solaris
17 26 (22.61%) SAN
17 26 (22.61%) Hyper-V
17 26 (22.61%) Fibre Channel
18 25 (21.74%) FCoE
18 25 (21.74%) Performance Tuning
18 25 (21.74%) iSCSI
18 25 (21.74%) NetApp
18 25 (21.74%) CheckPoint

Multicast
Top Related IT Skills by Category

The follow tables expand on the table above by listing co-occurrences grouped by category. The same job type, locality and period is covered with up to 20 co-occurrences shown in each of the following categories:

Application Platforms
1 15 (13.04%) Apache
1 15 (13.04%) IIS
1 15 (13.04%) Oracle Coherence
1 15 (13.04%) Oracle HTTP Server
1 15 (13.04%) Tomcat
1 15 (13.04%) WebSphere
2 1 (0.87%) OpenStack
Applications
1 9 (7.83%) MS Excel
2 6 (5.22%) MS Visio
3 2 (1.74%) MS Office
4 1 (0.87%) MS PowerPoint
Business Applications
1 5 (4.35%) ION MarketView
2 1 (0.87%) Eikon
Cloud Services
1 2 (1.74%) Amazon AWS
2 1 (0.87%) Microsoft Azure
Communications & Networking
1 64 (55.65%) BGP
2 50 (43.48%) Firewall
3 46 (40.00%) WAN
4 42 (36.52%) LAN
5 41 (35.65%) TCP/IP
6 34 (29.57%) OSPF
7 28 (24.35%) MPLS
8 26 (22.61%) Fibre Channel
8 26 (22.61%) SAN
9 25 (21.74%) FCoE
9 25 (21.74%) iSCSI
10 24 (20.87%) NAS
11 22 (19.13%) EIGRP
12 19 (16.52%) Spanning Tree
13 15 (13.04%) HTTP
14 14 (12.17%) Cisco Nexus
14 14 (12.17%) HSRP
14 14 (12.17%) VPN
15 11 (9.57%) IPsec
16 10 (8.70%) Wireless
Database & Business Intelligence
1 26 (22.61%) SQL Server
2 14 (12.17%) Hadoop
2 14 (12.17%) HBase
3 2 (1.74%) Data Mining
3 2 (1.74%) DB2
4 1 (0.87%) Big Data
4 1 (0.87%) Data Warehouse
4 1 (0.87%) OLAP
4 1 (0.87%) OLTP
4 1 (0.87%) Oracle OLAP
Development Applications
1 1 (0.87%) Ant
1 1 (0.87%) GCC
1 1 (0.87%) Git (software)
1 1 (0.87%) Jenkins
1 1 (0.87%) Subversion
1 1 (0.87%) VSS/SourceSafe
General
1 48 (41.74%) Finance
2 28 (24.35%) Banking
3 11 (9.57%) Financial Institution
4 9 (7.83%) Investment Banking
5 7 (6.09%) Telecoms
6 4 (3.48%) German Language
7 2 (1.74%) Italian Language
7 2 (1.74%) Japanese Language
7 2 (1.74%) Malay Language
7 2 (1.74%) Mandarin Language
7 2 (1.74%) Portuguese Language
7 2 (1.74%) Retail
7 2 (1.74%) Russian Language
8 1 (0.87%) Retail Banking
Job Titles
1 50 (43.48%) Network Engineer
2 31 (26.96%) Architect
3 25 (21.74%) Infrastructure Architect
4 17 (14.78%) Infrastructure Solutions Architect
4 17 (14.78%) Solutions Architect
5 11 (9.57%) Senior Network Engineer
6 10 (8.70%) Analyst
7 9 (7.83%) Cisco Engineer
7 9 (7.83%) Cisco Network Engineer
8 8 (6.96%) Data Engineer
9 7 (6.09%) Applications Support
9 7 (6.09%) Design Engineer
9 7 (6.09%) Lead Architect
9 7 (6.09%) Network Design Engineer
10 6 (5.22%) Electronic Trading Support
10 6 (5.22%) Linux Support
10 6 (5.22%) Support Analyst
11 5 (4.35%) Applications Support Analyst
11 5 (4.35%) FX Support Analyst
11 5 (4.35%) Senior Data Engineer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 23 (20.00%) Rendezvous
2 19 (16.52%) Middleware
3 15 (13.04%) HTML
3 15 (13.04%) XML
3 15 (13.04%) XSLT
4 5 (4.35%) 802.1X
5 3 (2.61%) HEVC
5 3 (2.61%) PlayReady
5 3 (2.61%) RFC 2544
5 3 (2.61%) Widevine
6 1 (0.87%) COM
6 1 (0.87%) FIX Protocol
6 1 (0.87%) Web Services
Miscellaneous
1 30 (26.09%) Data Centre
2 13 (11.30%) Hedge funds
3 12 (10.43%) Foreign Exchange (FX)
4 11 (9.57%) Analytical Skills
5 7 (6.09%) Computer Science
6 4 (3.48%) MPEG
7 3 (2.61%) Streaming Video
7 3 (2.61%) Video on Demand
8 2 (1.74%) BBC
8 2 (1.74%) Device Driver
9 1 (0.87%) Distributed Denial-of-Service
9 1 (0.87%) Eurex
9 1 (0.87%) Field-Programmable Gate Array
9 1 (0.87%) HP StoreVirtual
9 1 (0.87%) IPTV
9 1 (0.87%) Online Banking
9 1 (0.87%) Private Cloud
9 1 (0.87%) Public Cloud
9 1 (0.87%) TWAP
9 1 (0.87%) VWAP
Operating Systems
1 57 (49.57%) Windows
2 48 (41.74%) Linux
3 26 (22.61%) Solaris
4 9 (7.83%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
5 8 (6.96%) Unix
6 4 (3.48%) VxWorks
7 2 (1.74%) Windows Server
8 1 (0.87%) AIX
8 1 (0.87%) Oracle Linux
8 1 (0.87%) SUSE
8 1 (0.87%) zOS
Processes & Methodologies
1 25 (21.74%) Performance Tuning
2 24 (20.87%) Benchmarking
3 23 (20.00%) Network Design
4 20 (17.39%) Change Control
5 19 (16.52%) Agile Software Development
6 14 (12.17%) Low Latency
7 13 (11.30%) Electronic Trading
7 13 (11.30%) Network Architecture
8 10 (8.70%) Migration
9 8 (6.96%) Load Balancing
10 7 (6.09%) Project Management
11 6 (5.22%) Change Management
12 5 (4.35%) Security Architecture
13 4 (3.48%) Capacity Planning
13 4 (3.48%) ITIL
13 4 (3.48%) Problem Management
13 4 (3.48%) Service Delivery
13 4 (3.48%) Technical Architecture
13 4 (3.48%) Ultra-Low Latency
14 3 (2.61%) E-Commerce
Programming Languages
1 33 (28.70%) SQL
2 18 (15.65%) Java
3 15 (13.04%) JavaScript
4 11 (9.57%) Python
5 10 (8.70%) Perl
6 7 (6.09%) C
7 3 (2.61%) Bash Shell
7 3 (2.61%) C++
8 2 (1.74%) PowerShell
8 2 (1.74%) Ruby
8 2 (1.74%) Tcl
9 1 (0.87%) Korn
9 1 (0.87%) PHP
Qualifications
1 51 (44.35%) Cisco Certification
2 35 (30.43%) CCNP
3 17 (14.78%) CCIE
4 13 (11.30%) CCNA
5 11 (9.57%) CCDP
6 8 (6.96%) Degree
7 2 (1.74%) JNCIP
8 1 (0.87%) CCDA
8 1 (0.87%) CCSP
8 1 (0.87%) DV Cleared
8 1 (0.87%) ITIL Certification
8 1 (0.87%) JNCIE
8 1 (0.87%) JNCIS
8 1 (0.87%) RHCE
8 1 (0.87%) SC Cleared
8 1 (0.87%) Security Cleared
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 3 (2.61%) SLA
2 1 (0.87%) JSP 440
2 1 (0.87%) MiFID
2 1 (0.87%) QA
System Software
1 30 (26.09%) VMware Infrastructure
2 26 (22.61%) Hyper-V
3 25 (21.74%) NFS
4 24 (20.87%) KVM
4 24 (20.87%) SRDF
4 24 (20.87%) Xen
5 15 (13.04%) Oracle RAC
6 3 (2.61%) Active Directory
7 1 (0.87%) Snort
7 1 (0.87%) vCloud
7 1 (0.87%) Virtual Desktop
7 1 (0.87%) VMware ESX
7 1 (0.87%) VMware ESXi
7 1 (0.87%) VMware Workstation
Systems Management
1 3 (2.61%) Nagios
1 3 (2.61%) TeMIP
2 2 (1.74%) Endace
3 1 (0.87%) Cisco CUCM
3 1 (0.87%) Cisco Prime
3 1 (0.87%) OPNET
3 1 (0.87%) Puppet
3 1 (0.87%) TrustSec
Vendors
1 83 (72.17%) Cisco
2 31 (26.96%) Juniper
3 30 (26.09%) VMware
4 27 (23.48%) Oracle
5 25 (21.74%) CheckPoint
5 25 (21.74%) EMC
5 25 (21.74%) NetApp
6 24 (20.87%) Intel
7 23 (20.00%) TIBCO
8 17 (14.78%) F5
8 17 (14.78%) IBM
9 15 (13.04%) Aruba
9 15 (13.04%) DataSynapse
10 14 (12.17%) Sybase
11 11 (9.57%) HP
12 9 (7.83%) Palo Alto
12 9 (7.83%) Red Hat
13 5 (4.35%) ION Trading
13 5 (4.35%) ProCurve
14 4 (3.48%) Riverbed