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 26 February 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
26 Feb 2015
Same period 2014 Same period 2013
Multicast
Rank 443 500 487
Rank change year-on-year
+57 -13
Contract jobs citing Multicast 129 74 52
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the UK 0.25% 0.15% 0.11%
As % of the Communications & Networking category 1.71% 1.11% 0.72%
Number of daily rates quoted 94 37 45
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£394 £525 £450
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
-25.00% +16.66%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £265 £400 £275
10% offered a daily rate of more than £600 £625 £525
UK excluding London average daily rate £363 £225 £300
% change year-on-year
+61.11% -25.00%
Number of hourly rates quoted 4 1 1
Average hourly rate £46.25 £27.50 £35.00
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
+68.18% -21.42%
UK excluding London average hourly rate £46.25 - £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
7532 6678 7173
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the UK 14.60% 13.12% 15.71%
Number of daily rates quoted 4090 3404 3469
Average daily rate £375 £370 £350
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+1.35% +5.71%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £213 £213 £200
10% offered a daily rate of more than £500 £500 £500
UK excluding London average daily rate £350 £338 £325
% change year-on-year
+3.70% +3.84%
Number of hourly rates quoted 427 383 622
Average hourly rate £25.00 £20.00 £23.33
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
+25.00% -14.27%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £12.60 £12.50 £12.00
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £44.50 £45.00 £46.50
UK excluding London average hourly rate £27.50 £21.00 £22.85
% change year-on-year
+30.95% -8.09%

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 26 February 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 26 February 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 +40 119 £394 -25.00% 14
London +26 93 £400 -23.80% 10
City of London +34 37 £370 -40.80% 2
South East -4 20 £513 +127.77% 1
South West - 5 £245 - 1
Hampshire -9 4 £550 +144.44%
Berkshire - 3 £375 - 1
Edinburgh -2 2 £350 -
Scotland -5 2 £350 -
Dorset - 2 £219 -
Buckinghamshire - 1 £350 -
Bournemouth - 1 £213 -
Bromley - - - -
Chippenham - - - -
Corsham - - - -
Cwmbran - - - -
Reading - - - -
Southampton - - - -
Thame - - - -
Watford - - - -
Havant - - - -
Hounslow - - - -
Hertfordshire - - - -
Kent - - - -
Oxfordshire - - - -
Wiltshire - - - -
Essex - - - -
South Wales - - - -
Torfaen - - - -
East of England - - - -

Multicast
Top 30 Related IT Skills

For the 6 months to 26 February 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.

1 146 (69.52%) Cisco
2 115 (54.76%) Firewall
3 106 (50.48%) BGP
4 93 (44.29%) Cisco Certification
5 86 (40.95%) Finance
6 83 (39.52%) Juniper
7 78 (37.14%) F5
8 76 (36.19%) EIGRP
9 75 (35.71%) OSPF
10 70 (33.33%) CCNP
11 64 (30.48%) CheckPoint
12 63 (30.00%) Banking
13 59 (28.10%) MPLS
14 58 (27.62%) LAN
15 56 (26.67%) TCP/IP
15 56 (26.67%) Linux
16 49 (23.33%) Low Latency
17 46 (21.90%) ITIL
17 46 (21.90%) WAN
18 43 (20.48%) Load Balancing
19 40 (19.05%) TIBCO
20 39 (18.57%) CCNA
20 39 (18.57%) DNS
21 38 (18.10%) Rendezvous
22 36 (17.14%) CCIE
22 36 (17.14%) Cisco Nexus
23 35 (16.67%) Network Architecture
23 35 (16.67%) Windows
24 33 (15.71%) Investment Banking
25 31 (14.76%) Cisco ASA

Multicast
Top Related IT Skills by Category

For the 6 months to 26 February 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 8 (3.81%) IIS
1 8 (3.81%) WebSphere
2 7 (3.33%) MS Exchange
2 7 (3.33%) Office Communications Server
2 7 (3.33%) Lync
3 6 (2.86%) Exchange Server 2010
3 6 (2.86%) Apache
4 5 (2.38%) Tomcat
4 5 (2.38%) Oracle HTTP Server
4 5 (2.38%) Oracle Coherence
5 3 (1.43%) Exchange Server 2003
6 2 (0.95%) Exchange Server 2007
6 2 (0.95%) TIBCO EMS
6 2 (0.95%) OpenStack
7 1 (0.48%) WebSphere Application Server
Applications
1 8 (3.81%) MS Excel
Business Applications
1 21 (10.00%) RMDS
2 4 (1.90%) ION MarketView
3 1 (0.48%) SAP Oil and Gas
Communications & Networking
1 115 (54.76%) Firewall
2 106 (50.48%) BGP
3 76 (36.19%) EIGRP
4 75 (35.71%) OSPF
5 59 (28.10%) MPLS
6 58 (27.62%) LAN
7 56 (26.67%) TCP/IP
8 46 (21.90%) WAN
9 39 (18.57%) DNS
10 36 (17.14%) Cisco Nexus
11 31 (14.76%) Cisco ASA
12 27 (12.86%) VPLS
12 27 (12.86%) Wireshark
13 26 (12.38%) Wireless
14 25 (11.90%) DHCP
15 23 (10.95%) RIP
16 22 (10.48%) Network Security
16 22 (10.48%) F5 BIG-IP LTM
17 21 (10.00%) SAN
18 20 (9.52%) HSRP
Database & Business Intelligence
1 15 (7.14%) SQL Server
2 3 (1.43%) Hadoop
2 3 (1.43%) HBase
3 2 (0.95%) PostgreSQL
3 2 (0.95%) MongoDB
4 1 (0.48%) DB2
4 1 (0.48%) Relational Database
Development Applications
1 4 (1.90%) VSS/SourceSafe
1 4 (1.90%) Subversion
General
1 86 (40.95%) Finance
2 63 (30.00%) Banking
3 33 (15.71%) Investment Banking
4 17 (8.10%) Telecoms
5 8 (3.81%) Retail
6 6 (2.86%) Multimedia
6 6 (2.86%) Marketing
7 5 (2.38%) Financial Institution
8 4 (1.90%) Games
9 2 (0.95%) Front Office
9 2 (0.95%) Manufacturing
10 1 (0.48%) Electronics
10 1 (0.48%) Aerospace
10 1 (0.48%) French Language
10 1 (0.48%) German Language
Job Titles
1 76 (36.19%) Network Engineer
2 28 (13.33%) Architect
3 27 (12.86%) Consultant
4 17 (8.10%) Network Consultant
5 15 (7.14%) Operations Engineer
6 14 (6.67%) Senior Network Engineer
7 11 (5.24%) Firewall Consultant
8 9 (4.29%) NOC Engineer
8 9 (4.29%) Technical Engineer
8 9 (4.29%) Solutions Architect
9 8 (3.81%) Support Engineer
9 8 (3.81%) Linux Engineer
9 8 (3.81%) Technical Operations Engineer
10 7 (3.33%) Network Operations Engineer
10 7 (3.33%) Technical Manager
10 7 (3.33%) Security Architect
10 7 (3.33%) Security Consultant
10 7 (3.33%) Infrastructure Architect
11 6 (2.86%) Systems Engineer
11 6 (2.86%) Project Manager
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 38 (18.10%) Rendezvous
2 13 (6.19%) Middleware
3 9 (4.29%) XML
4 7 (3.33%) HTML
4 7 (3.33%) FIX Protocol
5 5 (2.38%) XSLT
6 4 (1.90%) OpenGL
6 4 (1.90%) DirectX
6 4 (1.90%) Unity (Game Engine)
7 2 (0.95%) RESTful
7 2 (0.95%) WebSphere MQ
7 2 (0.95%) .NET
7 2 (0.95%) CSS
8 1 (0.48%) WebSphere Message Broker
Miscellaneous
1 15 (7.14%) Management Information System
2 11 (5.24%) Foreign Exchange (FX)
3 9 (4.29%) Fixed Income
3 9 (4.29%) PKI
4 7 (3.33%) Mathematics
4 7 (3.33%) Analytical Skills
5 6 (2.86%) Video Conferencing
5 6 (2.86%) N-Tier
6 5 (2.38%) MPEG
6 5 (2.38%) Streaming Video
7 4 (1.90%) Computer Science
7 4 (1.90%) 3D Graphics
7 4 (1.90%) Video on Demand
7 4 (1.90%) Hedge funds
8 3 (1.43%) TWAP
8 3 (1.43%) Algorithms
8 3 (1.43%) DTV
8 3 (1.43%) VWAP
8 3 (1.43%) IPTV
9 2 (0.95%) SCADA
Operating Systems
1 56 (26.67%) Linux
2 35 (16.67%) Windows
3 29 (13.81%) UNIX
4 17 (8.10%) Solaris
5 12 (5.71%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
6 6 (2.86%) Windows 2000
7 5 (2.38%) Fedora
8 4 (1.90%) Embedded Linux
9 3 (1.43%) CentOS
10 2 (0.95%) Windows Server 2008
10 2 (0.95%) Ubuntu
10 2 (0.95%) VxWorks
10 2 (0.95%) Debian
11 1 (0.48%) Windows Server 2012
11 1 (0.48%) zOS
11 1 (0.48%) Windows Server 2003
11 1 (0.48%) AIX
Processes & Methodologies
1 49 (23.33%) Low Latency
2 46 (21.90%) ITIL
3 43 (20.48%) Load Balancing
4 35 (16.67%) Network Architecture
5 24 (11.43%) Migration
6 23 (10.95%) Service Management
6 23 (10.95%) Change Management
7 22 (10.48%) E-Commerce
7 22 (10.48%) Network Design
8 18 (8.57%) Network Management
9 17 (8.10%) Project Management
10 16 (7.62%) Incident Management
10 16 (7.62%) Network Monitoring
11 15 (7.14%) Electronic Trading
12 14 (6.67%) Performance Tuning
13 13 (6.19%) Capacity Management
13 13 (6.19%) CRM
14 10 (4.76%) Benchmarking
15 9 (4.29%) Mentoring
16 7 (3.33%) Time Management
Programming Languages
1 28 (13.33%) Python
2 27 (12.86%) Perl
3 24 (11.43%) SQL
4 10 (4.76%) Java
5 8 (3.81%) C
6 7 (3.33%) JavaScript
7 6 (2.86%) C++
8 5 (2.38%) Shell Script
9 4 (1.90%) C#
10 1 (0.48%) Embedded C
10 1 (0.48%) Tcl
10 1 (0.48%) PowerShell
10 1 (0.48%) Bash Shell
Qualifications
1 93 (44.29%) Cisco Certification
2 70 (33.33%) CCNP
3 39 (18.57%) CCNA
4 36 (17.14%) CCIE
5 18 (8.57%) CISSP
6 17 (8.10%) Security Cleared
7 9 (4.29%) SC Cleared
8 8 (3.81%) Degree
9 6 (2.86%) CCSA
9 6 (2.86%) CCSE
9 6 (2.86%) CCSP
10 4 (1.90%) CCDP
10 4 (1.90%) PMP
10 4 (1.90%) PMI Certification
10 4 (1.90%) DV Cleared
11 3 (1.43%) JNCIP
11 3 (1.43%) CCIP
12 2 (0.95%) JNCIS
13 1 (0.48%) JNCIE
13 1 (0.48%) PRINCE2 Certification
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 1 (0.48%) SLA
System Software
1 10 (4.76%) NFS
1 10 (4.76%) VMware Infrastructure
2 9 (4.29%) Hyper-V
2 9 (4.29%) Xen
2 9 (4.29%) KVM
3 8 (3.81%) SRDF
3 8 (3.81%) Active Directory
4 3 (1.43%) Oracle RAC
5 2 (0.95%) vSphere
5 2 (0.95%) Firmware
6 1 (0.48%) VMware ESX
6 1 (0.48%) XenApp
6 1 (0.48%) XenServer
6 1 (0.48%) VMware ESXi
Systems Management
1 4 (1.90%) ITRS Geneos
2 3 (1.43%) Cisco Prime
2 3 (1.43%) CA Spectrum
2 3 (1.43%) Cacti
3 2 (0.95%) HP Quality Center
3 2 (0.95%) Puppet
3 2 (0.95%) FortiGate
4 1 (0.48%) Opscode Chef
4 1 (0.48%) OpenView
4 1 (0.48%) CiscoWorks
4 1 (0.48%) Nagios
4 1 (0.48%) WSUS
Vendors
1 146 (69.52%) Cisco
2 83 (39.52%) Juniper
3 78 (37.14%) F5
4 64 (30.48%) CheckPoint
5 40 (19.05%) TIBCO
6 29 (13.81%) SolarWinds
7 27 (12.86%) Blue Coat
8 22 (10.48%) Bloomberg
9 19 (9.05%) VMware
10 18 (8.57%) Red Hat
10 18 (8.57%) Fortinet
10 18 (8.57%) TippingPoint
11 17 (8.10%) Tufin
11 17 (8.10%) LogLogic
12 16 (7.62%) Splunk
12 16 (7.62%) Tradeweb
12 16 (7.62%) Radianz
13 15 (7.14%) Reuters
13 15 (7.14%) NetScout
14 13 (6.19%) Oracle
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