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 29 July 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
29 Jul 2014
Same period 2013 Same period 2012
Multicast
Rank 479 457 494
Rank change year-on-year
-22 +37
Contract jobs citing Multicast 110 106 75
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the UK 0.20% 0.21% 0.13%
As % of the Communications & Networking category 1.45% 1.52% 0.84%
Number of daily rates quoted 73 81 37
Average daily rate
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£520 £470 £450
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+10.63% +4.44%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £277 £310 £250
10% offered a daily rate of more than £625 £600 £585
UK excluding London average daily rate £323 £351 £275
% change year-on-year
-7.98% +27.45%
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 1 1
Average hourly rate - £32.00 £42.50
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
- -24.70%
UK excluding London average hourly rate - £32.00 £42.50
% change year-on-year
- -24.70%
Communications & Networking Category
UK
Contract IT job ads with a match in the
Communications & Networking category
7573 6986 8979
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the UK 13.87% 13.66% 15.49%
Number of daily rates quoted 4037 3623 3957
Average daily rate £360 £350 £350
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+2.85% -
90% offered a daily rate of more than £210 £200 £200
10% offered a daily rate of more than £500 £488 £475
UK excluding London average daily rate £335 £320 £330
% change year-on-year
+4.68% -3.03%
Number of hourly rates quoted 406 467 692
Average hourly rate £20.00 £25.00 £22.00
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
-20.00% +13.63%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £12.00 £13.50 £12.50
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £42.50 £42.50 £45.00
UK excluding London average hourly rate £20.00 £25.50 £24.38
% change year-on-year
-21.56% +4.61%

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 29 July 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 29 July 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
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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 -1 110 £520 +10.05% 31
London -10 94 £525 +10.52% 19
City of London +19 33 £550 -4.34% 8
East of England - 3 £304 - 4
Cambridgeshire - 3 £304 -
Docklands, London +8 2 £525 +0.96%
Hampshire -8 2 £195 -44.36%
South East -10 2 £195 -44.36% 3
West Midlands - 2 £320 -
Southampton - 2 £195 -
Birmingham - 2 £320 -
Cambridge - 2 £325 -
Guildford - - - -
Harrogate - - - -
Harrow - - - -
Hemel Hempstead - - - -
Kingston Upon Thames - - - -
Leeds - - - - 2
Bracknell - - - -
Basildon - - - - 2
Basingstoke - - - -
Staines - - - -
Watford - - - - 2
Weybridge - - - -
Berkshire - - - - 3
Essex - - - - 2
Reading - - - - 1
Slough - - - - 2
Hertfordshire - - - - 2
Kent - - - -

Multicast
Top 30 Related IT Skills

For the 6 months to 29 July 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.

1 111 (56.06%) Cisco
2 105 (53.03%) Firewall
3 80 (40.40%) WAN
4 79 (39.90%) Finance
5 77 (38.89%) Linux
6 64 (32.32%) BGP
7 63 (31.82%) Cisco Certification
8 55 (27.78%) LAN
9 53 (26.77%) TCP/IP
9 53 (26.77%) Windows
9 53 (26.77%) Juniper
10 52 (26.26%) CCNP
11 49 (24.75%) OSPF
11 49 (24.75%) Python
11 49 (24.75%) Banking
12 48 (24.24%) UNIX
13 47 (23.74%) F5
14 46 (23.23%) Low Latency
14 46 (23.23%) MPLS
15 44 (22.22%) SQL
16 39 (19.70%) EIGRP
17 38 (19.19%) Perl
18 37 (18.69%) HP
19 36 (18.18%) Project Management
20 35 (17.68%) TIBCO
21 34 (17.17%) Red Hat
22 31 (15.66%) Financial Institution
22 31 (15.66%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
23 30 (15.15%) Rendezvous
24 29 (14.65%) Foreign Exchange (FX)

Multicast
Top Related IT Skills by Category

For the 6 months to 29 July 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 4 (2.02%) IIS
1 4 (2.02%) Apache
1 4 (2.02%) Tomcat
1 4 (2.02%) Oracle HTTP Server
1 4 (2.02%) WebSphere
1 4 (2.02%) Oracle Coherence
2 2 (1.01%) SharePoint
Applications
1 7 (3.54%) MS Visio
2 4 (2.02%) MS Excel
3 3 (1.52%) AutoCAD
4 1 (0.51%) MS PowerPoint
4 1 (0.51%) MS Project
4 1 (0.51%) MS Office
Business Applications
1 4 (2.02%) RMDS
2 1 (0.51%) Remedy ITSM
Cloud Services
1 2 (1.01%) Office 365
Communications & Networking
1 105 (53.03%) Firewall
2 80 (40.40%) WAN
3 64 (32.32%) BGP
4 55 (27.78%) LAN
5 53 (26.77%) TCP/IP
6 49 (24.75%) OSPF
7 46 (23.23%) MPLS
8 39 (19.70%) EIGRP
9 29 (14.65%) Network Security
10 28 (14.14%) VPN
11 26 (13.13%) DNS
12 21 (10.61%) SNMP
12 21 (10.61%) Cisco Nexus
13 19 (9.60%) FCoE
13 19 (9.60%) Fibre Channel
14 17 (8.59%) VLAN
15 16 (8.08%) Ethernet
15 16 (8.08%) IPv6
16 15 (7.58%) iSCSI
16 15 (7.58%) NetScreen
Database & Business Intelligence
1 8 (4.04%) SQL Server
2 4 (2.02%) Hadoop
2 4 (2.02%) HBase
3 1 (0.51%) KDB
Development Applications
1 6 (3.03%) Subversion
2 4 (2.02%) GDB
3 3 (1.52%) VSS/SourceSafe
4 2 (1.01%) Git (software)
General
1 79 (39.90%) Finance
2 49 (24.75%) Banking
3 31 (15.66%) Financial Institution
4 24 (12.12%) Investment Banking
5 15 (7.58%) Telecoms
6 10 (5.05%) Front Office
7 7 (3.54%) Retail
8 4 (2.02%) German Language
9 3 (1.52%) Back Office
10 2 (1.01%) Publishing
11 1 (0.51%) Marketing
Job Titles
1 64 (32.32%) Network Engineer
2 25 (12.63%) Applications Support
3 24 (12.12%) Architect
4 22 (11.11%) Developer
5 18 (9.09%) Linux Support
6 16 (8.08%) Cisco Engineer
7 15 (7.58%) Security Engineer
7 15 (7.58%) Support Engineer
8 14 (7.07%) Senior Network Engineer
9 13 (6.57%) C++ Developer
10 10 (5.05%) Network Security Engineer
11 9 (4.55%) Network Architect
12 8 (4.04%) Cisco Network Engineer
12 8 (4.04%) Java Developer
13 7 (3.54%) Infrastructure Architect
13 7 (3.54%) Consultant
14 6 (3.03%) Analyst
14 6 (3.03%) Infrastructure Engineer
15 5 (2.53%) Applications Support Engineer
15 5 (2.53%) Network Support Engineer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 30 (15.15%) Rendezvous
2 8 (4.04%) Middleware
2 8 (4.04%) XML
3 5 (2.53%) STL
3 5 (2.53%) FIX Protocol
3 5 (2.53%) Boost C++ Libraries
4 4 (2.02%) HTML
4 4 (2.02%) XSLT
4 4 (2.02%) Spring
5 1 (0.51%) OCX
Miscellaneous
1 29 (14.65%) Foreign Exchange (FX)
2 22 (11.11%) Fixed Income
3 12 (6.06%) Hedge funds
4 11 (5.56%) Client/Server
5 8 (4.04%) Equities
6 5 (2.53%) TWAP
6 5 (2.53%) Mathematics
6 5 (2.53%) VWAP
7 4 (2.02%) Derivative
8 3 (1.52%) Statistics
9 2 (1.01%) Field-Programmable Gate Array
9 2 (1.01%) Computer Science
9 2 (1.01%) STB
9 2 (1.01%) Management Information System
10 1 (0.51%) Device Driver
10 1 (0.51%) Streaming Video
10 1 (0.51%) NHS
10 1 (0.51%) Blackberry
10 1 (0.51%) e-Health
10 1 (0.51%) Economics
Operating Systems
1 77 (38.89%) Linux
2 53 (26.77%) Windows
3 48 (24.24%) UNIX
4 31 (15.66%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
5 22 (11.11%) Solaris
6 4 (2.02%) Debian
7 3 (1.52%) Windows XP
8 2 (1.01%) SUSE
9 1 (0.51%) Embedded Linux
9 1 (0.51%) Windows Server 2008
9 1 (0.51%) Windows Server 2003
Processes & Methodologies
1 46 (23.23%) Low Latency
2 36 (18.18%) Project Management
3 29 (14.65%) Electronic Trading
4 27 (13.64%) Change Management
5 25 (12.63%) Capacity Management
6 21 (10.61%) Change Control
6 21 (10.61%) Multithreading
7 18 (9.09%) Network Management
8 17 (8.59%) Performance Tuning
9 16 (8.08%) Network Design
10 15 (7.58%) ITIL
11 13 (6.57%) Service Delivery
11 13 (6.57%) Problem Management
11 13 (6.57%) Network Monitoring
12 11 (5.56%) ITSM
13 10 (5.05%) Service Management
13 10 (5.05%) DevOps
13 10 (5.05%) Continuous Improvement
14 9 (4.55%) Benchmarking
15 7 (3.54%) Migration
Programming Languages
1 49 (24.75%) Python
2 44 (22.22%) SQL
3 38 (19.19%) Perl
4 21 (10.61%) Java
5 19 (9.60%) C++
6 14 (7.07%) Shell Script
7 11 (5.56%) VB
8 10 (5.05%) VBA
8 10 (5.05%) PowerShell
9 6 (3.03%) Bash Shell
9 6 (3.03%) C
10 4 (2.02%) C#
10 4 (2.02%) Tcl
11 2 (1.01%) Ruby
11 2 (1.01%) JavaScript
Qualifications
1 63 (31.82%) Cisco Certification
2 52 (26.26%) CCNP
3 19 (9.60%) JNCIS
4 16 (8.08%) CCIE
5 15 (7.58%) CCNA
6 10 (5.05%) Security Cleared
7 8 (4.04%) CCDP
8 6 (3.03%) JNCIE
8 6 (3.03%) Degree
8 6 (3.03%) SC Cleared
8 6 (3.03%) JNCIA
9 4 (2.02%) JNCIP
10 3 (1.52%) DV Cleared
11 2 (1.01%) VTSP
11 2 (1.01%) PMP
11 2 (1.01%) PMI Certification
12 1 (0.51%) PRINCE2 Certification
12 1 (0.51%) ITIL Certification
12 1 (0.51%) CCDA
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 3 (1.52%) QA
1 3 (1.52%) PCI DSS
2 1 (0.51%) SLA
System Software
1 21 (10.61%) NFS
2 13 (6.57%) VMware Infrastructure
3 11 (5.56%) Active Directory
4 10 (5.05%) vSphere
4 10 (5.05%) vCloud
5 9 (4.55%) SRDF
6 4 (2.02%) Oracle RAC
7 3 (1.52%) KVM
7 3 (1.52%) Xen
7 3 (1.52%) Hyper-V
Systems Management
1 10 (5.05%) EMC NetWorker
2 6 (3.03%) CiscoWorks
3 5 (2.53%) OPNET
4 3 (1.52%) HP NNM
4 3 (1.52%) MAILsweeper
4 3 (1.52%) OpenView
5 2 (1.01%) Puppet
6 1 (0.51%) Cisco CUCM
6 1 (0.51%) CA Spectrum
6 1 (0.51%) SCCM
Vendors
1 111 (56.06%) Cisco
2 53 (26.77%) Juniper
3 47 (23.74%) F5
4 37 (18.69%) HP
5 35 (17.68%) TIBCO
6 34 (17.17%) Red Hat
7 27 (13.64%) CheckPoint
8 22 (11.11%) Reuters
8 22 (11.11%) MarketAxess
9 21 (10.61%) Blue Coat
10 20 (10.10%) eSpeed
11 19 (9.60%) EMC
12 18 (9.09%) McAfee
13 17 (8.59%) ProCurve
14 16 (8.08%) Microsoft
15 15 (7.58%) IBM
16 13 (6.57%) VMware
17 10 (5.05%) Websense
18 9 (4.55%) Intel
18 9 (4.55%) NetApp
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