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 13 February 2016 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
13 Feb 2016
Same period 2015 Same period 2014
Multicast
Rank 557 463 507
Rank change year-on-year
-94 +44
Contract jobs citing Multicast 66 131 69
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the UK 0.13% 0.26% 0.14%
As % of the Communications & Networking category 0.90% 1.72% 1.03%
Number of daily rates quoted 49 97 36
Average daily rate £525 £375 £525
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+40.00% -28.57%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £233 £265 £413
10% offered a daily rate of more than £625 £600 £625
UK excluding London average daily rate £600 £375 -
% change year-on-year
+60.00% -
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 5 1
Average hourly rate - £45.00 £27.50
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
- +63.63%
UK excluding London average hourly rate - £45.00 -

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
7370 7607 6728
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the UK 14.54% 14.87% 13.49%
Number of daily rates quoted 4346 4206 3499
Average daily rate £380 £375 £375
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+1.33% -
90% offered a daily rate of more than £238 £219 £220
10% offered a daily rate of more than £550 £500 £513
UK excluding London average daily rate £363 £350 £350
% change year-on-year
+3.57% -
Number of hourly rates quoted 320 449 391
Average hourly rate £27.50 £25.00 £20.00
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
+10.00% +25.00%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £13.17 £13.00 £12.50
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £50.00 £42.50 £42.10
UK excluding London average hourly rate £30.00 £26.50 £21.00
% change year-on-year
+13.20% +26.19%

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 13 February 2016.

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 17 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 13 February 2016. 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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statistics and historical trends)
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 -52 66 £525 +37.70% 25
London -55 43 £500 +31.14% 16
Hampshire +22 15 £625 +13.63% 1
South East +3 15 £625 +28.20% 5
Fareham +7 13 £625 +13.63%
City of London +18 8 £235 -35.61% 8
South West -4 3 £330 +34.69%
Havant - 2 £288 -
East Midlands - 2 £325 -
Wiltshire - 2 £330 -
North West - 1 - -
Derby - 1 £350 -
Nottingham - 1 £300 -
Swindon - 1 - -
Derbyshire - 1 £350 -
Nottinghamshire - 1 £300 -
Manchester - 1 - -

Multicast
Top 30 Related IT Skills

For the 6 months to 13 February 2016, 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 86 (54.78%) Cisco
2 78 (49.68%) Firewall
3 65 (41.40%) BGP
4 60 (38.22%) TCP/IP
5 59 (37.58%) MPLS
6 56 (35.67%) OSPF
7 55 (35.03%) Cisco Certification
8 53 (33.76%) LAN
9 51 (32.48%) Windows
10 50 (31.85%) DNS
11 48 (30.57%) Finance
12 46 (29.30%) Juniper
12 46 (29.30%) EIGRP
13 45 (28.66%) Linux
14 44 (28.03%) Data Centre
15 39 (24.84%) WAN
16 38 (24.20%) SQL
17 37 (23.57%) CCNP
18 35 (22.29%) CCIE
19 34 (21.66%) DHCP
20 32 (20.38%) Unix
20 32 (20.38%) VPN
20 32 (20.38%) IPsec
21 31 (19.75%) Python
22 30 (19.11%) Low Latency
23 28 (17.83%) F5
23 28 (17.83%) TIBCO
24 27 (17.20%) Banking
24 27 (17.20%) VLAN
24 27 (17.20%) Electronic Trading

Multicast
Top Related IT Skills by Category

For the 6 months to 13 February 2016, 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 (2.55%) OpenStack
2 3 (1.91%) IIS
2 3 (1.91%) Skype for Business
3 2 (1.27%) SharePoint
3 2 (1.27%) WebSphere
4 1 (0.64%) Apache
4 1 (0.64%) Exchange Server 2003
4 1 (0.64%) JBoss
4 1 (0.64%) MS Exchange
4 1 (0.64%) Oracle Coherence
4 1 (0.64%) Oracle HTTP Server
4 1 (0.64%) Tomcat
4 1 (0.64%) WebLogic
Applications
1 7 (4.46%) MS Excel
2 3 (1.91%) MS Visio
Business Applications
1 21 (13.38%) ION MarketView
2 2 (1.27%) Remedy ITSM
3 1 (0.64%) RMDS
Cloud Services
1 4 (2.55%) Amazon AWS
1 4 (2.55%) Cloud Computing
2 1 (0.64%) IaaS
2 1 (0.64%) PaaS
Communications & Networking
1 78 (49.68%) Firewall
2 65 (41.40%) BGP
3 60 (38.22%) TCP/IP
4 59 (37.58%) MPLS
5 56 (35.67%) OSPF
6 53 (33.76%) LAN
7 50 (31.85%) DNS
8 46 (29.30%) EIGRP
9 39 (24.84%) WAN
10 34 (21.66%) DHCP
11 32 (20.38%) IPsec
11 32 (20.38%) VPN
12 27 (17.20%) VLAN
13 23 (14.65%) Cisco ASA
14 22 (14.01%) Spanning Tree
15 19 (12.10%) NAS
15 19 (12.10%) SAN
15 19 (12.10%) SSL
16 18 (11.46%) BIG-IP
17 17 (10.83%) ADSL
Database & Business Intelligence
1 24 (15.29%) SQL Server
2 3 (1.91%) GIS
3 2 (1.27%) KDB
4 1 (0.64%) Data Warehouse
4 1 (0.64%) Hadoop
4 1 (0.64%) HBase
4 1 (0.64%) Informix
Development Applications
1 7 (4.46%) VSS/SourceSafe
2 5 (3.18%) Subversion
3 4 (2.55%) Ant
3 4 (2.55%) Git (software)
3 4 (2.55%) Jenkins
4 3 (1.91%) Hudson
4 3 (1.91%) JIRA
4 3 (1.91%) Maven
4 3 (1.91%) TeamCity
5 2 (1.27%) ClearQuest
6 1 (0.64%) ClearCase
General
1 48 (30.57%) Finance
2 27 (17.20%) Banking
3 19 (12.10%) Investment Banking
4 12 (7.64%) Front Office
5 6 (3.82%) Financial Institution
6 5 (3.18%) Military
6 5 (3.18%) Telecoms
7 3 (1.91%) Games
8 2 (1.27%) Back Office
8 2 (1.27%) Legal
9 1 (0.64%) Multimedia
9 1 (0.64%) Private Banking
9 1 (0.64%) Spanish Language
Job Titles
1 36 (22.93%) Network Engineer
2 33 (21.02%) Architect
3 21 (13.38%) Linux Engineer
4 16 (10.19%) Developer
4 16 (10.19%) Senior Linux Engineer
5 15 (9.55%) Senior Network Engineer
6 14 (8.92%) Network Architect
7 12 (7.64%) Java Developer
8 10 (6.37%) DevOps Engineer
9 9 (5.73%) Cisco Engineer
9 9 (5.73%) Support Engineer
10 8 (5.10%) Consultant
10 8 (5.10%) Design Engineer
10 8 (5.10%) Network Design Engineer
10 8 (5.10%) Technical Architect
11 7 (4.46%) Network Consultant
11 7 (4.46%) Senior Architect
12 6 (3.82%) Administrator
12 6 (3.82%) Performance Specialist
13 5 (3.18%) Security Architect
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 25 (15.92%) Rendezvous
2 13 (8.28%) FIX Protocol
3 9 (5.73%) Middleware
4 5 (3.18%) Spring
5 4 (2.55%) 802.1X
5 4 (2.55%) Ultra Messaging
6 3 (1.91%) CSS
6 3 (1.91%) DirectX
6 3 (1.91%) REST
6 3 (1.91%) RSS
6 3 (1.91%) TIBCO EMS
6 3 (1.91%) WCF
6 3 (1.91%) WPF
7 2 (1.27%) .NET
7 2 (1.27%) Hibernate
7 2 (1.27%) Software Packaging
8 1 (0.64%) FFmpeg
8 1 (0.64%) J2EE
8 1 (0.64%) RFC 2544
8 1 (0.64%) ZeroMQ
Miscellaneous
1 44 (28.03%) Data Centre
2 15 (9.55%) Equities
3 11 (7.01%) Computer Science
4 9 (5.73%) Data Structures
5 8 (5.10%) Fintech
6 6 (3.82%) Derivative
6 6 (3.82%) Foreign Exchange (FX)
6 6 (3.82%) Management Information System
7 5 (3.18%) Fixed Income
8 4 (2.55%) Analytical Skills
8 4 (2.55%) CMDB
8 4 (2.55%) Eurex
8 4 (2.55%) PKI
8 4 (2.55%) Streaming Video
8 4 (2.55%) Video Conferencing
8 4 (2.55%) Video on Demand
9 3 (1.91%) 3D Graphics
9 3 (1.91%) Learning Management System
9 3 (1.91%) Streaming Media
10 2 (1.27%) Clustering
Operating Systems
1 51 (32.48%) Windows
2 45 (28.66%) Linux
3 32 (20.38%) Unix
4 7 (4.46%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
4 7 (4.46%) Solaris
5 4 (2.55%) CatOS
5 4 (2.55%) Windows Server 2008
6 3 (1.91%) SUSE
6 3 (1.91%) SUSE Linux Enterprise Server
6 3 (1.91%) Windows Server
6 3 (1.91%) Windows Server 2012
7 2 (1.27%) Windows 7
8 1 (0.64%) Android
8 1 (0.64%) Apple iOS
8 1 (0.64%) CentOS
8 1 (0.64%) Debian
8 1 (0.64%) Windows Server 2003
Processes & Methodologies
1 30 (19.11%) Low Latency
2 27 (17.20%) Electronic Trading
3 25 (15.92%) ITIL
3 25 (15.92%) Project Management
4 23 (14.65%) Problem Management
5 22 (14.01%) Release Management
6 19 (12.10%) Network Design
6 19 (12.10%) Service Management
7 17 (10.83%) Cybersecurity
7 17 (10.83%) Multithreading
8 16 (10.19%) Capacity Management
9 15 (9.55%) Load Testing
10 13 (8.28%) Agile Software Development
10 13 (8.28%) Migration
10 13 (8.28%) Performance Tuning
10 13 (8.28%) Security Architecture
11 12 (7.64%) DevOps
12 11 (7.01%) Mentoring
13 10 (6.37%) Network Architecture
14 9 (5.73%) Software Engineering
Programming Languages
1 38 (24.20%) SQL
2 31 (19.75%) Python
3 21 (13.38%) Java
4 14 (8.92%) C++
5 12 (7.64%) C
6 10 (6.37%) Perl
7 8 (5.10%) C#
8 4 (2.55%) JavaScript
9 3 (1.91%) Bash Shell
9 3 (1.91%) PL/SQL
9 3 (1.91%) Shell Script
9 3 (1.91%) T-SQL
10 2 (1.27%) PowerShell
10 2 (1.27%) Ruby
11 1 (0.64%) Lisp
Qualifications
1 55 (35.03%) Cisco Certification
2 37 (23.57%) CCNP
3 35 (22.29%) CCIE
4 18 (11.46%) Degree
5 17 (10.83%) CCNA
6 10 (6.37%) SC Cleared
6 10 (6.37%) Security Cleared
7 4 (2.55%) JNCIE
8 3 (1.91%) JNCIP
9 2 (1.27%) JNCIS
10 1 (0.64%) Avaya Certification
10 1 (0.64%) CCSA
10 1 (0.64%) MCSE
10 1 (0.64%) Microsoft Certification
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 1 (0.64%) MiFID
System Software
1 9 (5.73%) Active Directory
2 6 (3.82%) VMware Infrastructure
3 4 (2.55%) Docker
3 4 (2.55%) NFS
4 2 (1.27%) Oracle RAC
4 2 (1.27%) VMware ESXi
4 2 (1.27%) Xen
5 1 (0.64%) Hyper-V
5 1 (0.64%) KVM
5 1 (0.64%) SRDF
5 1 (0.64%) vCloud
Systems Management
1 22 (14.01%) ITRS Geneos
2 6 (3.82%) Puppet
3 5 (3.18%) Opscode Chef
4 3 (1.91%) Tivoli
5 1 (0.64%) Cisco UCCX
5 1 (0.64%) Control-M
5 1 (0.64%) Hyperic
5 1 (0.64%) McAfee ePO
5 1 (0.64%) OpenView
5 1 (0.64%) OPNET
5 1 (0.64%) SCCM
5 1 (0.64%) SCOM
5 1 (0.64%) SolarWinds Orion
5 1 (0.64%) TrustSec
5 1 (0.64%) WSUS
Vendors
1 86 (54.78%) Cisco
2 46 (29.30%) Juniper
3 28 (17.83%) F5
3 28 (17.83%) TIBCO
4 25 (15.92%) CheckPoint
4 25 (15.92%) Oracle
5 22 (14.01%) ION Trading
5 22 (14.01%) Splunk
6 19 (12.10%) NetApp
7 11 (7.01%) Microsoft
8 8 (5.10%) Aruba
8 8 (5.10%) Red Hat
9 7 (4.46%) Palo Alto
10 6 (3.82%) Sybase
10 6 (3.82%) VMware
11 5 (3.18%) IBM
11 5 (3.18%) Informatica
11 5 (3.18%) Solace
12 4 (2.55%) BT
12 4 (2.55%) HP
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