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 17 April 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
17 Apr 2014
Same period 2013 Same period 2012
Multicast
Rank 496 476 510
Rank change year-on-year
-20 +34
Contract jobs citing Multicast 92 80 75
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the UK 0.16% 0.17% 0.12%
As % of the Communications & Networking category 1.27% 1.10% 0.81%
Number of daily rates quoted 57 63 56
Average daily rate £425 £450 £400
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
-5.55% +12.50%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £267 £240 £300
10% offered a daily rate of more than £575 £500 £513
UK excluding London average daily rate £250 £295 £325
% change year-on-year
-15.25% -9.23%
Number of hourly rates quoted 1 2 0
Average hourly rate £27.50 £35.00 -
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
-21.42% -
UK excluding London average hourly rate - £35.00 -
Communications & Networking Category
UK
Contract IT job ads with a match in the
Communications & Networking category
7239 7241 9288
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the UK 12.85% 15.15% 15.32%
Number of daily rates quoted 3817 3579 4347
Average daily rate £360 £348 £368
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+3.59% -5.44%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £200 £190 £215
10% offered a daily rate of more than £500 £500 £500
UK excluding London average daily rate £340 £313 £325
% change year-on-year
+8.80% -3.84%
Number of hourly rates quoted 402 572 626
Average hourly rate £20.00 £22.50 £27.50
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
-11.11% -18.18%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £13.00 £12.50 £13.50
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £45.00 £42.50 £43.50
UK excluding London average hourly rate £21.00 £22.50 £27.50
% change year-on-year
-6.66% -18.18%

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 17 April 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 17 April 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
(Click each for more statistics)
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
Find
Job
Vacancies
England -22 92 £425 -5.55% 17
London -5 80 £450 -5.26% 9
City of London +1 24 £425 -5.55% 5
East of England -32 4 £263 -
North West - 4 - - 2
Manchester - 4 - -
Cambridgeshire -16 3 £263 -
Docklands, London -3 1 £625 +38.88%
Hampshire -10 1 £225 -43.57%
South East -36 1 £225 -25.00% 2
South West - 1 £455 - 2
West Midlands - 1 - -
Hertfordshire - 1 - -
Birmingham - 1 - -
Bracknell - - - - 1
Bristol - - - - 1
Chippenham - - - -
Corsham - - - -
Harrow - - - -
Knutsford - - - - 1
Leeds - - - - 1
Reading - - - -
Sheffield - - - -
Slough - - - -
Tunbridge Wells - - - -
Watford - - - -
Weybridge - - - -
Berkshire - - - - 1
Kent - - - - 1
South Yorkshire - - - -

Multicast
Top 30 Related IT Skills

For the 6 months to 17 April 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 94 (58.75%) Cisco
2 92 (57.50%) Firewall
3 74 (46.25%) WAN
4 71 (44.38%) Linux
5 61 (38.13%) LAN
6 56 (35.00%) Windows
7 55 (34.38%) UNIX
7 55 (34.38%) Cisco Certification
8 54 (33.75%) Project Management
9 53 (33.13%) SQL
10 51 (31.88%) Juniper
11 50 (31.25%) TIBCO
11 50 (31.25%) Finance
12 49 (30.63%) BGP
13 48 (30.00%) Perl
14 46 (28.75%) Rendezvous
15 43 (26.88%) TCP/IP
15 43 (26.88%) CCNP
15 43 (26.88%) Banking
15 43 (26.88%) Low Latency
16 40 (25.00%) Python
17 38 (23.75%) Reuters
17 38 (23.75%) Foreign Exchange (FX)
18 37 (23.13%) Red Hat
18 37 (23.13%) Change Management
19 36 (22.50%) Electronic Trading
20 35 (21.88%) OSPF
20 35 (21.88%) F5
21 34 (21.25%) MPLS
21 34 (21.25%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux

Multicast
Top Related IT Skills by Category

For the 6 months to 17 April 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 8 (5.00%) IIS
1 8 (5.00%) Apache
1 8 (5.00%) Tomcat
1 8 (5.00%) Oracle HTTP Server
1 8 (5.00%) WebSphere
1 8 (5.00%) Oracle Coherence
Applications
1 10 (6.25%) MS Visio
2 6 (3.75%) MS PowerPoint
2 6 (3.75%) MS Project
3 4 (2.50%) MS Excel
4 1 (0.63%) MS Office
Business Applications
1 10 (6.25%) RMDS
2 1 (0.63%) Remedy ITSM
2 1 (0.63%) 3000 Xtra
2 1 (0.63%) Eikon
Cloud Services
1 2 (1.25%) Office 365
Communications & Networking
1 92 (57.50%) Firewall
2 74 (46.25%) WAN
3 61 (38.13%) LAN
4 49 (30.63%) BGP
5 43 (26.88%) TCP/IP
6 35 (21.88%) OSPF
7 34 (21.25%) MPLS
8 32 (20.00%) Network Security
9 26 (16.25%) EIGRP
10 23 (14.38%) Wireless
11 21 (13.13%) Cisco Nexus
12 18 (11.25%) IPsec
12 18 (11.25%) SNMP
13 17 (10.63%) SAN
13 17 (10.63%) FCoE
13 17 (10.63%) Fibre Channel
13 17 (10.63%) NAS
14 16 (10.00%) Cisco IOS
14 16 (10.00%) HSRP
14 16 (10.00%) IPv6
Database & Business Intelligence
1 17 (10.63%) SQL Server
2 8 (5.00%) Hadoop
2 8 (5.00%) HBase
3 1 (0.63%) Data Warehouse
3 1 (0.63%) SQL Server Integration Services
3 1 (0.63%) KDB
Development Applications
1 6 (3.75%) VSS/SourceSafe
2 1 (0.63%) GDB
General
1 50 (31.25%) Finance
2 43 (26.88%) Banking
3 18 (11.25%) Investment Banking
4 16 (10.00%) Financial Institution
5 12 (7.50%) Front Office
6 9 (5.63%) Telecoms
7 6 (3.75%) Back Office
7 6 (3.75%) Retail
8 4 (2.50%) German Language
9 2 (1.25%) Advertising
10 1 (0.63%) Marketing
Job Titles
1 48 (30.00%) Network Engineer
2 37 (23.13%) Support Engineer
3 27 (16.88%) Architect
4 21 (13.13%) Applications Support
5 18 (11.25%) Linux Support
6 15 (9.38%) Security Engineer
6 15 (9.38%) Infrastructure Architect
6 15 (9.38%) Applications Support Engineer
7 14 (8.75%) Analyst
8 12 (7.50%) Linux Engineer
8 12 (7.50%) Linux Support Engineer
9 11 (6.88%) Network Security Engineer
10 10 (6.25%) Network Architect
11 9 (5.63%) Cisco Engineer
12 8 (5.00%) Network Analyst
12 8 (5.00%) Senior Network Engineer
12 8 (5.00%) Lead Architect
13 7 (4.38%) Market Data Engineer
13 7 (4.38%) Solutions Architect
14 6 (3.75%) Developer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 46 (28.75%) Rendezvous
2 9 (5.63%) XML
3 8 (5.00%) XSLT
3 8 (5.00%) HTML
3 8 (5.00%) Middleware
4 4 (2.50%) STL
4 4 (2.50%) Boost C++ Libraries
5 2 (1.25%) OCX
6 1 (0.63%) FIX Protocol
6 1 (0.63%) CSS
Miscellaneous
1 38 (23.75%) Foreign Exchange (FX)
2 30 (18.75%) Fixed Income
3 5 (3.13%) e-Health
3 5 (3.13%) SecurID
4 4 (2.50%) Mathematics
5 3 (1.88%) Equities
6 2 (1.25%) Computer Science
6 2 (1.25%) NHS
6 2 (1.25%) Management Information System
7 1 (0.63%) Device Driver
7 1 (0.63%) Client/Server
7 1 (0.63%) MPEG
7 1 (0.63%) Blackberry
7 1 (0.63%) DTV
7 1 (0.63%) Hedge funds
7 1 (0.63%) STB
Operating Systems
1 71 (44.38%) Linux
2 56 (35.00%) Windows
3 55 (34.38%) UNIX
4 34 (21.25%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
5 27 (16.88%) Solaris
6 8 (5.00%) Windows XP
7 1 (0.63%) Debian
Processes & Methodologies
1 54 (33.75%) Project Management
2 43 (26.88%) Low Latency
3 37 (23.13%) Change Management
4 36 (22.50%) Electronic Trading
5 32 (20.00%) Capacity Management
6 18 (11.25%) Performance Tuning
7 17 (10.63%) Benchmarking
8 13 (8.13%) Network Management
9 12 (7.50%) Change Control
10 11 (6.88%) Problem Management
11 9 (5.63%) Network Design
11 9 (5.63%) ITIL
12 7 (4.38%) Service Delivery
13 5 (3.13%) Multithreading
14 4 (2.50%) Network Monitoring
14 4 (2.50%) Load Balancing
14 4 (2.50%) Network Architecture
14 4 (2.50%) Time Management
15 3 (1.88%) Capacity Planning
15 3 (1.88%) Asset Management
Programming Languages
1 53 (33.13%) SQL
2 48 (30.00%) Perl
3 40 (25.00%) Python
4 9 (5.63%) Java
5 6 (3.75%) Shell Script
6 5 (3.13%) JavaScript
6 5 (3.13%) C++
7 4 (2.50%) C
8 3 (1.88%) Tcl
9 1 (0.63%) Bash Shell
Qualifications
1 55 (34.38%) Cisco Certification
2 43 (26.88%) CCNP
3 15 (9.38%) Degree
4 14 (8.75%) JNCIS
5 13 (8.13%) CCIE
5 13 (8.13%) CCNA
6 8 (5.00%) CCDP
7 4 (2.50%) JNCIP
7 4 (2.50%) VTSP
8 3 (1.88%) Security Cleared
9 2 (1.25%) JNCIE
9 2 (1.25%) CCDA
10 1 (0.63%) CCIP
10 1 (0.63%) PMP
10 1 (0.63%) PMI Certification
10 1 (0.63%) JNCIA
10 1 (0.63%) SC Cleared
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 1 (0.63%) SLA
System Software
1 17 (10.63%) NFS
1 17 (10.63%) SRDF
2 8 (5.00%) Oracle RAC
3 2 (1.25%) VMware Infrastructure
3 2 (1.25%) Hyper-V
3 2 (1.25%) Xen
3 2 (1.25%) KVM
Systems Management
1 5 (3.13%) CiscoWorks
1 5 (3.13%) CA Spectrum
2 3 (1.88%) Cisco CUCM
2 3 (1.88%) MAILsweeper
3 2 (1.25%) Nagios
4 1 (0.63%) Cacti
4 1 (0.63%) OpenView
Vendors
1 94 (58.75%) Cisco
2 51 (31.88%) Juniper
3 50 (31.25%) TIBCO
4 38 (23.75%) Reuters
5 37 (23.13%) Red Hat
6 35 (21.88%) F5
7 31 (19.38%) CheckPoint
8 30 (18.75%) eSpeed
8 30 (18.75%) MarketAxess
9 18 (11.25%) Blue Coat
10 17 (10.63%) NetApp
10 17 (10.63%) Oracle
10 17 (10.63%) HP
10 17 (10.63%) EMC
10 17 (10.63%) Intel
11 14 (8.75%) McAfee
12 11 (6.88%) Sybase
12 11 (6.88%) ProCurve
13 9 (5.63%) IBM
14 8 (5.00%) Bloomberg
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Rate: From £200 to £400 per day
Posted: Yesterday
City, London
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Rate: Up to £350 per day
Posted: Yesterday
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Hatstand Limited
Rate: £300 - £350 per day
Posted: 6 days ago
City, London
Hatstand Limited
Rate: £400 - £500 per day
Posted: 6 days ago
City of London
Nicoll Curtin
Rate: £350 - £450 per day
Posted: 13 days ago