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 18 September 2014 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
18 Sep 2014
Same period 2013 Same period 2012
Multicast
Rank 480 445 540
Rank change year-on-year
-35 +95
Contract jobs citing Multicast 133 140 68
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the UK 0.23% 0.27% 0.12%
As % of the Communications & Networking category 1.58% 1.99% 0.76%
Number of daily rates quoted 87 100 32
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£480 £525 £450
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
-8.57% +16.66%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £305 £310 £281
10% offered a daily rate of more than £625 £650 £573
UK excluding London average daily rate £400 £320 £275
% change year-on-year
+25.00% +16.36%
Number of hourly rates quoted 1 3 0
Average hourly rate £40.00 £46.00 -
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
-13.04% -
UK excluding London average hourly rate £40.00 £46.00 -
% change year-on-year
-13.04% -

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
8406 7046 8917
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the UK 14.61% 13.55% 15.47%
Number of daily rates quoted 4657 3830 4038
Average daily rate £363 £360 £350
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+0.69% +2.85%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £225 £210 £200
10% offered a daily rate of more than £500 £500 £475
UK excluding London average daily rate £345 £325 £330
% change year-on-year
+6.15% -1.51%
Number of hourly rates quoted 462 410 683
Average hourly rate £22.69 £22.50 £21.50
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
+0.84% +4.65%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £12.50 £13.00 £12.00
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £47.50 £40.57 £45.00
UK excluding London average hourly rate £22.50 £22.50 £24.97
% change year-on-year
- -9.89%

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 18 September 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 18 September 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 -32 130 £488 -7.14% 28
London -15 103 £520 -0.95% 16
City of London +31 45 £575 -4.16% 8
South West -24 11 £438 +50.86% 1
Cambridgeshire +5 5 £345 - 1
South East -2 5 £450 - 6
East of England -28 5 £345 - 2
Wiltshire -10 3 - -
Cambridge - 3 £350 - 1
Hampshire -11 2 £208 - 3
Berkshire - 2 £480 - 3
Reading - 2 £480 -
Southampton - 2 £208 - 2
Staines - 1 £450 -
Birmingham - 1 - - 1
Surrey - 1 £450 -
West Midlands - 1 - - 2
East Midlands - - - - 1
West Yorkshire - - - - 2
Yorkshire - - - - 2
Buckinghamshire - - - -
Essex - - - -
Hertfordshire - - - - 1
Kent - - - -
Lincolnshire - - - - 1
Somerset - - - -
Bracknell - - - -
Basildon - - - -
Basingstoke - - - -
Bath - - - -

Multicast
Top 30 Related IT Skills

For the 6 months to 18 September 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 (50.45%) Firewall
2 107 (48.64%) Cisco
3 90 (40.91%) Linux
4 81 (36.82%) Finance
5 73 (33.18%) BGP
6 70 (31.82%) WAN
7 61 (27.73%) TCP/IP
7 61 (27.73%) Low Latency
8 57 (25.91%) Cisco Certification
9 55 (25.00%) OSPF
10 54 (24.55%) MPLS
10 54 (24.55%) UNIX
10 54 (24.55%) Windows
11 51 (23.18%) Python
11 51 (23.18%) Juniper
12 50 (22.73%) LAN
13 47 (21.36%) CCNP
14 45 (20.45%) SQL
14 45 (20.45%) Banking
15 44 (20.00%) TIBCO
16 42 (19.09%) EIGRP
16 42 (19.09%) Perl
17 41 (18.64%) Red Hat
18 38 (17.27%) Rendezvous
18 38 (17.27%) Foreign Exchange (FX)
18 38 (17.27%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
19 37 (16.82%) F5
20 36 (16.36%) Project Management
21 31 (14.09%) VPN
22 29 (13.18%) HP

Multicast
Top Related IT Skills by Category

For the 6 months to 18 September 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 (1.82%) MS Exchange
1 4 (1.82%) Exchange Server 2003
1 4 (1.82%) WebSphere
1 4 (1.82%) Exchange Server 2007
1 4 (1.82%) Office Communications Server
1 4 (1.82%) Lync
1 4 (1.82%) Exchange Server 2010
2 3 (1.36%) Oracle Coherence
2 3 (1.36%) Oracle HTTP Server
2 3 (1.36%) IIS
2 3 (1.36%) Apache
2 3 (1.36%) Tomcat
3 2 (0.91%) SharePoint
3 2 (0.91%) OpenStack
4 1 (0.45%) Confluence
Applications
1 16 (7.27%) MS Excel
2 12 (5.45%) MS Visio
3 4 (1.82%) AutoCAD
4 1 (0.45%) MS PowerPoint
4 1 (0.45%) MS Project
4 1 (0.45%) MS Office
Business Applications
1 3 (1.36%) RMDS
Communications & Networking
1 111 (50.45%) Firewall
2 73 (33.18%) BGP
3 70 (31.82%) WAN
4 61 (27.73%) TCP/IP
5 55 (25.00%) OSPF
6 54 (24.55%) MPLS
7 50 (22.73%) LAN
8 42 (19.09%) EIGRP
9 31 (14.09%) VPN
10 26 (11.82%) DNS
11 23 (10.45%) VLAN
12 20 (9.09%) Fibre Channel
12 20 (9.09%) RIP
13 18 (8.18%) Ethernet
13 18 (8.18%) FCoE
14 17 (7.73%) SNMP
14 17 (7.73%) Network Security
15 15 (6.82%) iSCSI
15 15 (6.82%) IP Telephony
15 15 (6.82%) Internet
Database & Business Intelligence
1 5 (2.27%) SQL Server
2 3 (1.36%) Hadoop
2 3 (1.36%) HBase
3 2 (0.91%) Informix
4 1 (0.45%) KDB
Development Applications
1 10 (4.55%) Subversion
2 6 (2.73%) JIRA
3 4 (1.82%) VSS/SourceSafe
3 4 (1.82%) GDB
4 3 (1.36%) Git (software)
General
1 81 (36.82%) Finance
2 45 (20.45%) Banking
3 25 (11.36%) Financial Institution
4 23 (10.45%) Investment Banking
5 20 (9.09%) Telecoms
6 9 (4.09%) Front Office
7 7 (3.18%) Retail
8 3 (1.36%) Games
9 2 (0.91%) Publishing
9 2 (0.91%) Marketing
9 2 (0.91%) German Language
10 1 (0.45%) Back Office
Job Titles
1 62 (28.18%) Network Engineer
2 27 (12.27%) Developer
3 24 (10.91%) Applications Support
4 21 (9.55%) Architect
4 21 (9.55%) Linux Support
5 20 (9.09%) Support Engineer
6 12 (5.45%) Java Developer
6 12 (5.45%) C++ Developer
6 12 (5.45%) Analyst
6 12 (5.45%) Cisco Engineer
7 11 (5.00%) Senior Network Engineer
8 9 (4.09%) Consultant
9 8 (3.64%) Cisco Network Engineer
10 7 (3.18%) Linux Engineer
10 7 (3.18%) Security Architect
11 6 (2.73%) Security Engineer
11 6 (2.73%) Cisco Support
11 6 (2.73%) Applications Support Engineer
11 6 (2.73%) Project Manager
11 6 (2.73%) Support Analyst
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 38 (17.27%) Rendezvous
2 10 (4.55%) FIX Protocol
3 8 (3.64%) Middleware
4 7 (3.18%) XML
5 5 (2.27%) WebSphere MQ
6 4 (1.82%) Spring
7 3 (1.36%) Unity (Game Engine)
7 3 (1.36%) OpenGL
7 3 (1.36%) DirectX
7 3 (1.36%) XSLT
7 3 (1.36%) HTML
8 2 (0.91%) STL
8 2 (0.91%) Boost C++ Libraries
9 1 (0.45%) WebSphere Message Broker
9 1 (0.45%) OCX
Miscellaneous
1 38 (17.27%) Foreign Exchange (FX)
2 25 (11.36%) Fixed Income
3 13 (5.91%) Hedge funds
3 13 (5.91%) Analytical Skills
4 11 (5.00%) Mathematics
4 11 (5.00%) Client/Server
5 8 (3.64%) TWAP
5 8 (3.64%) VWAP
6 7 (3.18%) Equities
7 5 (2.27%) Computer Science
7 5 (2.27%) Derivative
8 4 (1.82%) Statistics
8 4 (1.82%) Video on Demand
8 4 (1.82%) MPEG
9 3 (1.36%) 3D Graphics
9 3 (1.36%) Video Conferencing
10 2 (0.91%) Open Source
10 2 (0.91%) Over-the-Top Content
10 2 (0.91%) Streaming Video
10 2 (0.91%) Replication
Operating Systems
1 90 (40.91%) Linux
2 54 (24.55%) UNIX
2 54 (24.55%) Windows
3 38 (17.27%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
4 20 (9.09%) Solaris
5 6 (2.73%) Debian
6 2 (0.91%) Ubuntu
6 2 (0.91%) Windows Server 2008
6 2 (0.91%) CentOS
6 2 (0.91%) SUSE
6 2 (0.91%) Windows Server 2003
7 1 (0.45%) VxWorks
7 1 (0.45%) AIX
7 1 (0.45%) zOS
7 1 (0.45%) Embedded Linux
Processes & Methodologies
1 61 (27.73%) Low Latency
2 36 (16.36%) Project Management
3 29 (13.18%) Electronic Trading
4 28 (12.73%) Change Management
5 27 (12.27%) Capacity Management
6 22 (10.00%) Multithreading
7 20 (9.09%) Change Control
8 19 (8.64%) ITIL
9 18 (8.18%) Performance Tuning
9 18 (8.18%) Network Monitoring
9 18 (8.18%) Network Management
10 16 (7.27%) Network Design
11 14 (6.36%) Migration
12 11 (5.00%) Problem Management
12 11 (5.00%) DevOps
13 10 (4.55%) Capacity Planning
13 10 (4.55%) Continuous Improvement
13 10 (4.55%) ITSM
13 10 (4.55%) Service Management
13 10 (4.55%) Service Delivery
Programming Languages
1 51 (23.18%) Python
2 45 (20.45%) SQL
3 42 (19.09%) Perl
4 25 (11.36%) Java
5 24 (10.91%) C++
6 15 (6.82%) Shell Script
7 11 (5.00%) VB
7 11 (5.00%) C
8 10 (4.55%) VBA
8 10 (4.55%) PowerShell
9 7 (3.18%) C#
10 6 (2.73%) Bash Shell
11 2 (0.91%) Ruby
11 2 (0.91%) JavaScript
12 1 (0.45%) Tcl
Qualifications
1 57 (25.91%) Cisco Certification
2 47 (21.36%) CCNP
3 18 (8.18%) CCNA
4 14 (6.36%) CCIE
4 14 (6.36%) JNCIS
5 10 (4.55%) Security Cleared
6 8 (3.64%) JNCIA
7 6 (2.73%) JNCIE
7 6 (2.73%) SC Cleared
8 5 (2.27%) CCDP
9 4 (1.82%) DV Cleared
9 4 (1.82%) JNCIP
10 3 (1.36%) PMP
10 3 (1.36%) PMI Certification
11 2 (0.91%) Degree
11 2 (0.91%) PRINCE2 Certification
11 2 (0.91%) ITIL Certification
12 1 (0.45%) CCDA
12 1 (0.45%) CCIP
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 3 (1.36%) QA
1 3 (1.36%) PCI DSS
2 1 (0.45%) SLA
System Software
1 20 (9.09%) NFS
2 14 (6.36%) Active Directory
3 13 (5.91%) VMware Infrastructure
4 10 (4.55%) vSphere
4 10 (4.55%) vCloud
5 8 (3.64%) SRDF
6 3 (1.36%) KVM
6 3 (1.36%) Hyper-V
6 3 (1.36%) Xen
6 3 (1.36%) Oracle RAC
7 2 (0.91%) XenServer
Systems Management
1 10 (4.55%) EMC NetWorker
2 8 (3.64%) CiscoWorks
3 6 (2.73%) Control-M
4 4 (1.82%) OPNET
4 4 (1.82%) HP NNM
4 4 (1.82%) OpenView
5 3 (1.36%) MAILsweeper
5 3 (1.36%) Puppet
5 3 (1.36%) CA Spectrum
6 2 (0.91%) HP Quality Center
7 1 (0.45%) SCCM
Vendors
1 107 (48.64%) Cisco
2 51 (23.18%) Juniper
3 44 (20.00%) TIBCO
4 41 (18.64%) Red Hat
5 37 (16.82%) F5
6 29 (13.18%) HP
7 28 (12.73%) Microsoft
8 26 (11.82%) Reuters
9 25 (11.36%) MarketAxess
10 23 (10.45%) eSpeed
11 21 (9.55%) CheckPoint
12 18 (8.18%) EMC
13 14 (6.36%) McAfee
14 13 (5.91%) VMware
14 13 (5.91%) IBM
15 12 (5.45%) Blue Coat
15 12 (5.45%) ProCurve
16 11 (5.00%) Oracle
16 11 (5.00%) Avaya
17 10 (4.55%) Websense
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