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 March 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 Mar 2015
Same period 2014 Same period 2013
Multicast
Rank 476 505 477
Rank change year-on-year
+29 -28
Contract jobs citing Multicast 115 83 73
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the UK 0.21% 0.16% 0.16%
As % of the Communications & Networking category 1.44% 1.20% 1.04%
Number of daily rates quoted 74 49 58
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£419 £425 £448
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
-1.47% -5.02%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £290 £254 £240
10% offered a daily rate of more than £650 £580 £500
UK excluding London average daily rate £350 £250 £295
% change year-on-year
+40.00% -15.25%
Number of hourly rates quoted 3 2 2
Average hourly rate £47.50 £27.50 £35.00
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
+72.72% -21.42%
UK excluding London average hourly rate £47.50 - £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
7976 6895 6994
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the UK 14.52% 12.94% 15.04%
Number of daily rates quoted 4359 3571 3404
Average daily rate £363 £375 £350
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
-3.33% +7.14%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £205 £205 £190
10% offered a daily rate of more than £500 £500 £500
UK excluding London average daily rate £347 £350 £315
% change year-on-year
-0.72% +11.11%
Number of hourly rates quoted 429 415 582
Average hourly rate £27.00 £20.00 £23.00
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
+35.00% -13.04%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £13.00 £13.00 £12.00
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £47.50 £45.00 £41.50
UK excluding London average hourly rate £30.00 £21.00 £22.50
% change year-on-year
+42.85% -6.66%

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 March 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 31 March 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 +17 107 £419 -1.47% 22
London 0 70 £550 +22.22% 13
City of London +22 29 £413 -8.33% 4
South East -4 26 £375 +66.66% 3
Surrey - 17 - -
South West -1 5 £310 -31.86% 1
Buckinghamshire - 4 £343 -
Berkshire - 3 £375 - 2
Hampshire -6 2 £550 +144.44%
East of England +9 1 £215 -18.09% 1
Hertfordshire +4 1 £215 -
Watford - 1 £215 -
Durham - 1 £288 -
North East - 1 £288 -
North West - - - - 3
South Wales - - - -
Wales - - - -
Torfaen - - - -
Cheshire - - - - 1
Dorset - - - -
Kent - - - -
West Sussex - - - - 1
Manchester - - - - 2
Reading - - - -
Southampton - - - -
Basingstoke - - - -
Bournemouth - - - -
Bromley - - - -
Chester - - - - 1
Crawley - - - - 1

Multicast
Top 30 Related IT Skills

For the 6 months to 31 March 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.

1 151 (74.02%) Cisco
2 116 (56.86%) Firewall
3 98 (48.04%) Cisco Certification
3 98 (48.04%) BGP
4 88 (43.14%) Finance
5 84 (41.18%) Juniper
6 81 (39.71%) F5
7 74 (36.27%) EIGRP
8 72 (35.29%) OSPF
9 70 (34.31%) CCNP
10 65 (31.86%) TCP/IP
10 65 (31.86%) Banking
11 63 (30.88%) LAN
12 62 (30.39%) CheckPoint
13 60 (29.41%) MPLS
14 55 (26.96%) Linux
14 55 (26.96%) Load Balancing
15 52 (25.49%) WAN
16 50 (24.51%) TIBCO
17 49 (24.02%) ITIL
18 48 (23.53%) DNS
18 48 (23.53%) Rendezvous
18 48 (23.53%) Cisco Nexus
18 48 (23.53%) Low Latency
19 44 (21.57%) CCNA
20 43 (21.08%) Windows
21 40 (19.61%) CCIE
22 37 (18.14%) Investment Banking
22 37 (18.14%) Network Architecture
23 36 (17.65%) Cisco ASA

Multicast
Top Related IT Skills by Category

For the 6 months to 31 March 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 15 (7.35%) IIS
2 11 (5.39%) Apache
2 11 (5.39%) WebSphere
3 10 (4.90%) Tomcat
4 9 (4.41%) Oracle HTTP Server
4 9 (4.41%) Oracle Coherence
5 6 (2.94%) MS Exchange
6 4 (1.96%) Exchange Server 2003
7 2 (0.98%) TIBCO EMS
7 2 (0.98%) Office Communications Server
7 2 (0.98%) Lync
7 2 (0.98%) Exchange Server 2010
8 1 (0.49%) OpenStack
8 1 (0.49%) WebSphere Application Server
Applications
1 4 (1.96%) MS Excel
Business Applications
1 31 (15.20%) RMDS
2 4 (1.96%) ION MarketView
3 1 (0.49%) SAP Oil and Gas
Communications & Networking
1 116 (56.86%) Firewall
2 98 (48.04%) BGP
3 74 (36.27%) EIGRP
4 72 (35.29%) OSPF
5 65 (31.86%) TCP/IP
6 63 (30.88%) LAN
7 60 (29.41%) MPLS
8 52 (25.49%) WAN
9 48 (23.53%) DNS
9 48 (23.53%) Cisco Nexus
10 36 (17.65%) Cisco ASA
11 35 (17.16%) DHCP
12 31 (15.20%) Wireless
13 30 (14.71%) HSRP
13 30 (14.71%) F5 BIG-IP LTM
14 29 (14.22%) F5 BIG-IP GTM
15 28 (13.73%) Wireshark
16 27 (13.24%) SAN
17 26 (12.75%) Network Security
18 25 (12.25%) VPLS
Database & Business Intelligence
1 23 (11.27%) SQL Server
2 7 (3.43%) Hadoop
2 7 (3.43%) HBase
3 2 (0.98%) MongoDB
3 2 (0.98%) PostgreSQL
4 1 (0.49%) KDB
4 1 (0.49%) DB2
4 1 (0.49%) Relational Database
Development Applications
1 3 (1.47%) VSS/SourceSafe
1 3 (1.47%) Subversion
General
1 88 (43.14%) Finance
2 65 (31.86%) Banking
3 37 (18.14%) Investment Banking
4 18 (8.82%) Telecoms
5 6 (2.94%) Multimedia
6 5 (2.45%) Marketing
6 5 (2.45%) Financial Institution
7 4 (1.96%) Retail
8 3 (1.47%) Games
9 2 (0.98%) Corporate Banking
9 2 (0.98%) Front Office
9 2 (0.98%) Back Office
9 2 (0.98%) Manufacturing
10 1 (0.49%) Aerospace
10 1 (0.49%) Electronics
10 1 (0.49%) French Language
10 1 (0.49%) German Language
Job Titles
1 76 (37.25%) Network Engineer
2 30 (14.71%) Architect
2 30 (14.71%) Consultant
3 24 (11.76%) Network Consultant
4 14 (6.86%) Senior Network Engineer
4 14 (6.86%) Firewall Consultant
5 12 (5.88%) Operations Engineer
5 12 (5.88%) Solutions Architect
6 10 (4.90%) Security Consultant
6 10 (4.90%) Infrastructure Architect
7 9 (4.41%) Technical Engineer
7 9 (4.41%) Infrastructure Solutions Architect
7 9 (4.41%) NOC Engineer
8 8 (3.92%) Network Security Consultant
8 8 (3.92%) Technical Operations Engineer
9 7 (3.43%) Linux Engineer
9 7 (3.43%) Network Architect
9 7 (3.43%) Support Engineer
10 6 (2.94%) Cisco Engineer
10 6 (2.94%) Design Engineer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 48 (23.53%) Rendezvous
2 19 (9.31%) Middleware
3 12 (5.88%) HTML
3 12 (5.88%) XML
4 9 (4.41%) XSLT
5 6 (2.94%) FIX Protocol
6 3 (1.47%) OpenGL
6 3 (1.47%) DirectX
6 3 (1.47%) Unity (Game Engine)
6 3 (1.47%) J2EE
7 2 (0.98%) CSS
7 2 (0.98%) .NET
7 2 (0.98%) J2SE
7 2 (0.98%) WebSphere MQ
7 2 (0.98%) RESTful
Miscellaneous
1 22 (10.78%) Management Information System
2 15 (7.35%) PKI
3 13 (6.37%) Foreign Exchange (FX)
4 10 (4.90%) Fixed Income
4 10 (4.90%) Eurex
5 8 (3.92%) Analytical Skills
6 6 (2.94%) N-Tier
7 4 (1.96%) Streaming Video
7 4 (1.96%) Mathematics
7 4 (1.96%) Hedge funds
8 3 (1.47%) Computer Science
8 3 (1.47%) IPTV
8 3 (1.47%) MPEG
8 3 (1.47%) DTV
8 3 (1.47%) 3D Graphics
9 2 (0.98%) Equities
9 2 (0.98%) Video Conferencing
9 2 (0.98%) Video on Demand
9 2 (0.98%) Algorithms
10 1 (0.49%) Data Structures
Operating Systems
1 55 (26.96%) Linux
2 43 (21.08%) Windows
3 27 (13.24%) UNIX
4 21 (10.29%) Solaris
5 11 (5.39%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
6 6 (2.94%) Windows 2000
7 5 (2.45%) Fedora
7 5 (2.45%) Windows Server 2008
8 4 (1.96%) Embedded Linux
8 4 (1.96%) Windows Server 2003
9 2 (0.98%) CentOS
10 1 (0.49%) Windows Server 2012
10 1 (0.49%) Debian
10 1 (0.49%) Ubuntu
Processes & Methodologies
1 55 (26.96%) Load Balancing
2 49 (24.02%) ITIL
3 48 (23.53%) Low Latency
4 37 (18.14%) Network Architecture
5 32 (15.69%) Service Management
6 29 (14.22%) Change Management
7 22 (10.78%) Migration
8 20 (9.80%) Network Design
8 20 (9.80%) E-Commerce
9 18 (8.82%) Incident Management
10 16 (7.84%) Project Management
10 16 (7.84%) Network Management
11 15 (7.35%) Performance Tuning
12 14 (6.86%) Electronic Trading
13 13 (6.37%) CRM
13 13 (6.37%) Benchmarking
14 12 (5.88%) Enterprise Architecture
14 12 (5.88%) Capacity Management
15 11 (5.39%) Network Monitoring
15 11 (5.39%) Validation
Programming Languages
1 28 (13.73%) SQL
1 28 (13.73%) Python
2 27 (13.24%) Perl
3 18 (8.82%) Java
4 11 (5.39%) JavaScript
5 6 (2.94%) C++
5 6 (2.94%) Shell Script
6 5 (2.45%) C
7 3 (1.47%) C#
8 1 (0.49%) Tcl
8 1 (0.49%) PowerShell
8 1 (0.49%) Bash Shell
Qualifications
1 98 (48.04%) Cisco Certification
2 70 (34.31%) CCNP
3 44 (21.57%) CCNA
4 40 (19.61%) CCIE
5 26 (12.75%) Security Cleared
6 24 (11.76%) CISSP
7 16 (7.84%) SC Cleared
8 11 (5.39%) DV Cleared
9 9 (4.41%) CCIP
10 8 (3.92%) CCDP
10 8 (3.92%) Degree
11 6 (2.94%) CCSP
11 6 (2.94%) CCSA
11 6 (2.94%) CCSE
12 3 (1.47%) PMP
12 3 (1.47%) PMI Certification
12 3 (1.47%) JNCIP
13 2 (0.98%) JNCIS
13 2 (0.98%) Avaya Certification
14 1 (0.49%) VTSP
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 2 (0.98%) SLA
System Software
1 18 (8.82%) VMware Infrastructure
2 15 (7.35%) Hyper-V
2 15 (7.35%) Xen
2 15 (7.35%) NFS
3 14 (6.86%) KVM
4 12 (5.88%) SRDF
5 7 (3.43%) Active Directory
5 7 (3.43%) Oracle RAC
6 4 (1.96%) VMware ESXi
7 2 (0.98%) vSphere
7 2 (0.98%) Firmware
8 1 (0.49%) VMware ESX
8 1 (0.49%) XenApp
Systems Management
1 4 (1.96%) WSUS
1 4 (1.96%) ITRS Geneos
1 4 (1.96%) Iperf
2 3 (1.47%) Cisco Prime
2 3 (1.47%) Cacti
3 2 (0.98%) McAfee ePO
3 2 (0.98%) Puppet
3 2 (0.98%) FortiGate
4 1 (0.49%) Opscode Chef
4 1 (0.49%) OpenView
4 1 (0.49%) Nagios
Vendors
1 151 (74.02%) Cisco
2 84 (41.18%) Juniper
3 81 (39.71%) F5
4 62 (30.39%) CheckPoint
5 50 (24.51%) TIBCO
6 35 (17.16%) Blue Coat
7 34 (16.67%) SolarWinds
8 30 (14.71%) Bloomberg
9 27 (13.24%) VMware
10 24 (11.76%) TippingPoint
11 23 (11.27%) NetScout
11 23 (11.27%) Tufin
11 23 (11.27%) LogLogic
12 22 (10.78%) Tradeweb
12 22 (10.78%) Radianz
13 21 (10.29%) Oracle
14 18 (8.82%) Fortinet
15 16 (7.84%) Reuters
15 16 (7.84%) Red Hat
16 15 (7.35%) NetApp
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