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 22 December 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
22 Dec 2014
Same period 2013 Same period 2012
Multicast
Rank 492 494 493
Rank change year-on-year
+2 -1
Contract jobs citing Multicast 94 82 69
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the UK 0.17% 0.16% 0.14%
As % of the Communications & Networking category 1.19% 1.18% 0.88%
Number of daily rates quoted 68 62 43
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£388 £525 £470
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
-26.19% +11.70%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £250 £327 £287
10% offered a daily rate of more than £550 £600 £600
UK excluding London average daily rate £475 £325 £300
% change year-on-year
+46.15% +8.33%
Number of hourly rates quoted 2 0 0
Average hourly rate £42.50 - -
UK excluding London average hourly rate £42.50 - -

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
7877 6938 7817
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the UK 14.45% 13.47% 15.88%
Number of daily rates quoted 4484 3766 3816
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 £213 £215 £210
10% offered a daily rate of more than £500 £520 £500
UK excluding London average daily rate £350 £338 £325
% change year-on-year
+3.70% +3.84%
Number of hourly rates quoted 428 423 647
Average hourly rate £22.50 £19.50 £21.00
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
+15.38% -7.14%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £12.68 £12.00 £12.50
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £40.00 £37.50 £45.00
UK excluding London average hourly rate £23.50 £20.50 £21.13
% change year-on-year
+14.63% -2.95%

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 22 December 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 22 December 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 -16 93 £388 -26.19% 31
London +19 71 £375 -28.57% 25
City of London 0 21 £345 -41.27% 10
South East - 14 £550 - 3
South West -27 4 £225 -30.76% 1
Hampshire - 4 £550 -
Yorkshire -7 2 £438 -
Dorset - 2 £225 -
South Yorkshire - 2 £438 -
Sheffield - 2 £438 -
Reading - 1 - -
Berkshire - 1 - - 1
Wiltshire - 1 - - 1
East Midlands - - - -
Wales - - - -
West Midlands - - - -
South Wales - - - -
Suffolk - - - -
West Yorkshire - - - -
Essex - - - -
Hertfordshire - - - - 1
Kent - - - -
Leicestershire - - - -
Oxfordshire - - - - 1
Newbury - - - -
Slough - - - -
Southampton - - - -
Thame - - - -
Watford - - - - 1
Welwyn Garden City - - - -

Multicast
Top 30 Related IT Skills

For the 6 months to 22 December 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.

1 140 (63.35%) Cisco
2 111 (50.23%) Firewall
3 109 (49.32%) BGP
4 86 (38.91%) Finance
5 85 (38.46%) Cisco Certification
6 77 (34.84%) Juniper
6 77 (34.84%) OSPF
6 77 (34.84%) EIGRP
7 70 (31.67%) CCNP
8 67 (30.32%) LAN
9 66 (29.86%) Banking
10 65 (29.41%) MPLS
11 64 (28.96%) Linux
12 63 (28.51%) F5
13 62 (28.05%) WAN
14 53 (23.98%) TCP/IP
15 52 (23.53%) CheckPoint
16 46 (20.81%) Low Latency
17 40 (18.10%) Windows
18 38 (17.19%) UNIX
19 35 (15.84%) CCNA
19 35 (15.84%) Investment Banking
20 34 (15.38%) ITIL
21 29 (13.12%) VPN
21 29 (13.12%) Cisco Nexus
22 28 (12.67%) Migration
23 27 (12.22%) RIP
24 26 (11.76%) Python
24 26 (11.76%) CCIE
24 26 (11.76%) TIBCO

Multicast
Top Related IT Skills by Category

For the 6 months to 22 December 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 9 (4.07%) MS Exchange
1 9 (4.07%) Office Communications Server
1 9 (4.07%) Lync
2 8 (3.62%) Exchange Server 2010
3 7 (3.17%) IIS
4 6 (2.71%) WebSphere
5 5 (2.26%) Oracle Coherence
5 5 (2.26%) Apache
5 5 (2.26%) Tomcat
5 5 (2.26%) Oracle HTTP Server
5 5 (2.26%) Exchange Server 2003
6 4 (1.81%) Exchange Server 2007
7 2 (0.90%) OpenStack
8 1 (0.45%) WebSphere Application Server
8 1 (0.45%) Confluence
Applications
1 16 (7.24%) MS Excel
2 8 (3.62%) MS Visio
3 3 (1.36%) AutoCAD
Business Applications
1 6 (2.71%) RMDS
2 1 (0.45%) SAP Oil and Gas
Communications & Networking
1 111 (50.23%) Firewall
2 109 (49.32%) BGP
3 77 (34.84%) EIGRP
3 77 (34.84%) OSPF
4 67 (30.32%) LAN
5 65 (29.41%) MPLS
6 62 (28.05%) WAN
7 53 (23.98%) TCP/IP
8 29 (13.12%) VPN
8 29 (13.12%) Cisco Nexus
9 27 (12.22%) RIP
10 25 (11.31%) DNS
11 24 (10.86%) VPLS
12 23 (10.41%) IP Telephony
13 22 (9.95%) HSRP
13 22 (9.95%) SAN
14 21 (9.50%) Ethernet
14 21 (9.50%) Fibre Channel
15 20 (9.05%) Cisco ASA
16 19 (8.60%) Wireless
Database & Business Intelligence
1 11 (4.98%) SQL Server
2 4 (1.81%) Hadoop
2 4 (1.81%) HBase
3 2 (0.90%) Informix
4 1 (0.45%) PostgreSQL
4 1 (0.45%) DB2
4 1 (0.45%) Relational Database
4 1 (0.45%) MongoDB
Development Applications
1 8 (3.62%) Subversion
2 6 (2.71%) JIRA
3 5 (2.26%) VSS/SourceSafe
4 3 (1.36%) Git (software)
General
1 86 (38.91%) Finance
2 66 (29.86%) Banking
3 35 (15.84%) Investment Banking
4 21 (9.50%) Telecoms
5 11 (4.98%) Retail
6 10 (4.52%) Financial Institution
7 5 (2.26%) Front Office
7 5 (2.26%) Games
8 4 (1.81%) Marketing
8 4 (1.81%) Multimedia
9 2 (0.90%) Manufacturing
10 1 (0.45%) Electronics
10 1 (0.45%) Aerospace
10 1 (0.45%) German Language
Job Titles
1 80 (36.20%) Network Engineer
2 32 (14.48%) Architect
3 18 (8.14%) Developer
3 18 (8.14%) Support Engineer
4 16 (7.24%) Consultant
5 14 (6.33%) Senior Network Engineer
6 13 (5.88%) Cisco Engineer
7 11 (4.98%) Analyst
8 10 (4.52%) Cisco Network Engineer
8 10 (4.52%) Security Architect
9 9 (4.07%) Network Support
9 9 (4.07%) Network Support Engineer
9 9 (4.07%) Solutions Architect
9 9 (4.07%) C++ Developer
9 9 (4.07%) Operations Engineer
10 8 (3.62%) Linux Support
11 7 (3.17%) Linux Engineer
11 7 (3.17%) Cisco Support
11 7 (3.17%) Infrastructure Architect
11 7 (3.17%) Technical Manager
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 24 (10.86%) Rendezvous
2 13 (5.88%) FIX Protocol
3 12 (5.43%) Middleware
4 11 (4.98%) XML
5 7 (3.17%) HTML
6 5 (2.26%) XSLT
6 5 (2.26%) WebSphere MQ
6 5 (2.26%) OpenGL
6 5 (2.26%) DirectX
6 5 (2.26%) Unity (Game Engine)
7 2 (0.90%) RESTful
7 2 (0.90%) CSS
8 1 (0.45%) STL
8 1 (0.45%) Boost C++ Libraries
8 1 (0.45%) WebSphere Message Broker
Miscellaneous
1 20 (9.05%) Foreign Exchange (FX)
2 11 (4.98%) Mathematics
3 10 (4.52%) Fixed Income
4 9 (4.07%) Hedge funds
5 8 (3.62%) Analytical Skills
6 7 (3.17%) MPEG
6 7 (3.17%) Video Conferencing
6 7 (3.17%) PKI
7 6 (2.71%) VWAP
7 6 (2.71%) TWAP
7 6 (2.71%) Video on Demand
7 6 (2.71%) Algorithms
8 5 (2.26%) Computer Science
8 5 (2.26%) IPTV
8 5 (2.26%) 3D Graphics
9 4 (1.81%) DTV
9 4 (1.81%) Client/Server
9 4 (1.81%) N-Tier
9 4 (1.81%) Equities
10 3 (1.36%) Streaming Video
Operating Systems
1 64 (28.96%) Linux
2 40 (18.10%) Windows
3 38 (17.19%) UNIX
4 22 (9.95%) Solaris
5 16 (7.24%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
6 6 (2.71%) Windows 2000
7 3 (1.36%) Windows Server 2008
8 2 (0.90%) CentOS
8 2 (0.90%) SUSE Linux Enterprise Server
8 2 (0.90%) Windows Server 2003
8 2 (0.90%) VxWorks
8 2 (0.90%) SUSE
8 2 (0.90%) Debian
8 2 (0.90%) Fedora
8 2 (0.90%) Ubuntu
9 1 (0.45%) Embedded Linux
9 1 (0.45%) AIX
9 1 (0.45%) zOS
Processes & Methodologies
1 46 (20.81%) Low Latency
2 34 (15.38%) ITIL
3 28 (12.67%) Migration
4 23 (10.41%) Load Balancing
4 23 (10.41%) Network Monitoring
5 22 (9.95%) Performance Tuning
5 22 (9.95%) Network Management
5 22 (9.95%) Network Architecture
6 20 (9.05%) Network Design
7 19 (8.60%) E-Commerce
8 14 (6.33%) Project Management
9 13 (5.88%) Benchmarking
9 13 (5.88%) Multithreading
10 12 (5.43%) Change Control
11 11 (4.98%) Electronic Trading
11 11 (4.98%) Change Management
12 10 (4.52%) Service Management
13 9 (4.07%) Capacity Management
14 8 (3.62%) ITSM
14 8 (3.62%) CRM
Programming Languages
1 26 (11.76%) Python
2 25 (11.31%) Perl
3 21 (9.50%) SQL
4 19 (8.60%) C++
4 19 (8.60%) Java
5 13 (5.88%) Shell Script
6 10 (4.52%) C
7 6 (2.71%) JavaScript
8 5 (2.26%) C#
9 4 (1.81%) VB
9 4 (1.81%) VBA
9 4 (1.81%) PowerShell
10 2 (0.90%) Bash Shell
10 2 (0.90%) Ruby
11 1 (0.45%) Embedded C
Qualifications
1 85 (38.46%) Cisco Certification
2 70 (31.67%) CCNP
3 35 (15.84%) CCNA
4 26 (11.76%) CCIE
5 17 (7.69%) Security Cleared
6 10 (4.52%) SC Cleared
7 7 (3.17%) JNCIS
8 6 (2.71%) CCSA
8 6 (2.71%) CCSE
8 6 (2.71%) CCSP
8 6 (2.71%) DV Cleared
9 5 (2.26%) CCDP
9 5 (2.26%) JNCIP
10 4 (1.81%) JNCIE
10 4 (1.81%) CISSP
10 4 (1.81%) JNCIA
10 4 (1.81%) CCIP
11 3 (1.36%) Degree
12 2 (0.90%) PRINCE2 Certification
12 2 (0.90%) ITIL Certification
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 3 (1.36%) QA
2 1 (0.45%) SLA
System Software
1 19 (8.60%) NFS
2 14 (6.33%) VMware Infrastructure
3 13 (5.88%) Active Directory
4 11 (4.98%) SRDF
5 9 (4.07%) Hyper-V
5 9 (4.07%) Xen
5 9 (4.07%) KVM
6 5 (2.26%) vSphere
7 4 (1.81%) Oracle RAC
7 4 (1.81%) vCloud
8 2 (0.90%) XenServer
9 1 (0.45%) VMware ESXi
9 1 (0.45%) Firmware
9 1 (0.45%) Ceph
Systems Management
1 7 (3.17%) CiscoWorks
2 6 (2.71%) Control-M
3 4 (1.81%) EMC NetWorker
3 4 (1.81%) CA Spectrum
4 3 (1.36%) Puppet
4 3 (1.36%) OpenView
4 3 (1.36%) HP NNM
5 2 (0.90%) HP Quality Center
6 1 (0.45%) Cacti
6 1 (0.45%) WSUS
6 1 (0.45%) Cisco Prime
Vendors
1 140 (63.35%) Cisco
2 77 (34.84%) Juniper
3 63 (28.51%) F5
4 52 (23.53%) CheckPoint
5 26 (11.76%) TIBCO
6 24 (10.86%) Microsoft
7 21 (9.50%) Red Hat
8 17 (7.69%) VMware
8 17 (7.69%) EMC
9 16 (7.24%) Oracle
9 16 (7.24%) Blue Coat
10 14 (6.33%) HP
11 13 (5.88%) Intel
11 13 (5.88%) NetApp
12 12 (5.43%) SolarWinds
13 11 (4.98%) Fortinet
13 11 (4.98%) Reuters
14 10 (4.52%) Riverbed
15 9 (4.07%) IBM
15 9 (4.07%) Avaya
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