The following table provides summary statistics for contract job vacancies advertised in the City of London with a requirement for Multicast skills. Included is a benchmarking guide to the contractor rates offered in vacancies that have cited Multicast over the 3 months to 23 March 2017 with a comparison to the same period in the previous 2 years.

Note that daily and hourly rates are treated separately in these statistics. When calculating contractor rate percentiles, daily rates are never derived from quoted hourly rates or vice versa.

3 months to
23 Mar 2017
Same period 2016 Same period 2015
Multicast
London / City of London
Rank 149 154 166
Rank change year-on-year +5 +12  
Contract jobs citing Multicast 4 7 30
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in the City of London 0.13% 0.21% 0.60%
As % of the Communications & Networking category 1.18% 1.86% 4.43%
Number of daily rates quoted 4 7 27
Median daily rate £508 £450 £400
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +12.77% +12.50%  
90% offered a daily rate of more than £352 £226 £304
10% offered a daily rate of more than £574 £510 £635
UK excluding London median daily rate £385 £400 £350
% change year-on-year -3.75% +14.28%  
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 0 0
Median hourly rate - - -
UK excluding London median hourly rate £45.50 £46.00 £47.50
% change year-on-year -1.08% -3.15%  

Multicast is in the communications and computer networking skills category. The next table is for comparison with the above and provides summary statistics for all contract job vacancies advertised in the City of London with a requirement for communications and computer networking skills.

Contract Communications & Computer Network Skills
City of London
Contract job vacancies with a requirement for communications and computer networking skills 339 377 677
As % of all contract IT job vacancies advertised in the City of London 11.32% 11.47% 13.46%
Number of daily rates quoted 254 278 500
Median daily rate £425 £425 £400
Median daily rate % change year-on-year - +6.25%  
90% offered a daily rate of more than £220 £275 £250
10% offered a daily rate of more than £575 £550 £550
UK excluding London median daily rate £375 £363 £347
% change year-on-year +3.44% +4.32%  
Number of hourly rates quoted 10 10 11
Median hourly rate £17.50 £26.00 £18.70
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year -32.69% +39.03%  
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £13.65 £19.00 £13.46
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £26.19 £30.00 £40.00
UK excluding London median hourly rate £22.85 £37.00 £27.50
% change year-on-year -38.24% +34.54%  

Multicast
Job Vacancy Trend in the City of London

The job posting trend of jobs advertised in the City of London citing Multicast as a proportion of all contract or permanent IT jobs with a match in the Communications & Networking category.

Job vacancy trend for Multicast in the City of London

Multicast
Contractor Daily Rate Trend in the City of London

This chart provides the 3-month moving average for daily rates quoted in contract jobs citing Multicast in the City of London.

Contractor daily rate trend for Multicast in the City of London

Multicast
Contractor Daily Rate Histogram in the City of London

The daily rate distribution of IT jobs citing Multicast in the City of London over the 3 months to 23 March 2017.

Contractor daily rate histogram for Multicast in the City of London

Multicast
Contractor Hourly Rate Trend in the City of London

This chart provides the 3-month moving average for hourly rates quoted in IT contractor jobs citing Multicast in the City of London.

Contractor hourly rate trend for Multicast in the City of London

Multicast
Top 30 Related IT Skills in the City of London

For the 6 months to 23 March 2017, IT contractor jobs citing Multicast also mentioned the following skills in order of popularity. The figures indicate the number co-occurrences and its proportion to all contract ads across the City of London region with a requirement for Multicast.

1 4 (44.44%) Cisco
1 4 (44.44%) Firewall
1 4 (44.44%) Finance
1 4 (44.44%) Banking
1 4 (44.44%) Low Latency
2 3 (33.33%) High Availability
2 3 (33.33%) BGP
2 3 (33.33%) EIGRP
2 3 (33.33%) TCP/IP
2 3 (33.33%) Linux
2 3 (33.33%) Python
3 2 (22.22%) LAN
3 2 (22.22%) WAN
3 2 (22.22%) Java
3 2 (22.22%) Perl
3 2 (22.22%) IBM
3 2 (22.22%) IPv4
3 2 (22.22%) CCIE
3 2 (22.22%) CCNP
3 2 (22.22%) Cisco Certification
3 2 (22.22%) Informatica
3 2 (22.22%) VPN
3 2 (22.22%) CSS
3 2 (22.22%) Windows
3 2 (22.22%) Solaris
3 2 (22.22%) CheckPoint
3 2 (22.22%) WebSphere MQ
3 2 (22.22%) TIBCO
3 2 (22.22%) Middleware
3 2 (22.22%) OSPF

Multicast
Top Related IT Skills in the City of London by Category

The follow tables expand on the table above by listing co-occurrences grouped by category. The same job type, locality and period is covered with up to 20 co-occurrences shown in each of the following categories:

Application Platforms
1 2 (22.22%) WebSphere
Communications & Networking
1 4 (44.44%) Firewall
2 3 (33.33%) BGP
2 3 (33.33%) EIGRP
2 3 (33.33%) TCP/IP
3 2 (22.22%) AMQP
3 2 (22.22%) BIG-IP
3 2 (22.22%) Cisco ASA
3 2 (22.22%) Cisco IOS
3 2 (22.22%) IPv4
3 2 (22.22%) LAN
3 2 (22.22%) Network Security
3 2 (22.22%) NX-OS
3 2 (22.22%) OSPF
3 2 (22.22%) VLAN
3 2 (22.22%) VPN
3 2 (22.22%) WAN
3 2 (22.22%) Wireless
4 1 (11.11%) IP Telephony
4 1 (11.11%) tcpdump
General
1 4 (44.44%) Banking
1 4 (44.44%) Finance
2 2 (22.22%) Financial Institution
2 2 (22.22%) Investment Banking
Job Titles
1 4 (44.44%) Network Engineer
2 2 (22.22%) Messaging Engineer
2 2 (22.22%) Senior Network Engineer
2 2 (22.22%) WebSphere Engineer
3 1 (11.11%) Data Engineer
3 1 (11.11%) Developer
3 1 (11.11%) Java Developer
3 1 (11.11%) Java Pricing Developer
3 1 (11.11%) Market Data Engineer
3 1 (11.11%) Middleware Engineer
3 1 (11.11%) Network Support
3 1 (11.11%) Network Support Engineer
3 1 (11.11%) Operations Engineer
3 1 (11.11%) Senior Developer
3 1 (11.11%) Senior Java Developer
3 1 (11.11%) Support Engineer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 2 (22.22%) CSS
1 2 (22.22%) Middleware
1 2 (22.22%) TIBCO EMS
1 2 (22.22%) Ultra Messaging
1 2 (22.22%) WebSphere MQ
2 1 (11.11%) .NET
2 1 (11.11%) IBM Integration Bus
Miscellaneous
1 1 (11.11%) Algorithms
1 1 (11.11%) Analytical Skills
1 1 (11.11%) Computer Science
1 1 (11.11%) Equities
1 1 (11.11%) Foreign Exchange (FX)
1 1 (11.11%) TWAP
1 1 (11.11%) VWAP
Operating Systems
1 3 (33.33%) Linux
2 2 (22.22%) Solaris
2 2 (22.22%) Windows
3 1 (11.11%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
Processes & Methodologies
1 4 (44.44%) Low Latency
2 3 (33.33%) High Availability
3 2 (22.22%) Change Control
3 2 (22.22%) Load Balancing
3 2 (22.22%) Network Design
4 1 (11.11%) Algorithmic Trading
4 1 (11.11%) Concurrent Programming
4 1 (11.11%) Electronic Trading
4 1 (11.11%) Incident Management
4 1 (11.11%) ITSM
4 1 (11.11%) Migration
4 1 (11.11%) Multithreaded Programming
4 1 (11.11%) Multithreading
4 1 (11.11%) Performance Tuning
Programming Languages
1 3 (33.33%) Python
2 2 (22.22%) Java
2 2 (22.22%) Perl
3 1 (11.11%) Bash Shell
3 1 (11.11%) C
3 1 (11.11%) C++
Qualifications
1 2 (22.22%) CCIE
1 2 (22.22%) CCNP
1 2 (22.22%) Cisco Certification
2 1 (11.11%) Degree
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 1 (11.11%) SLA
Systems Management
1 1 (11.11%) ITRS Geneos
1 1 (11.11%) Thomson Reuters DACS
Vendors
1 4 (44.44%) Cisco
2 2 (22.22%) CheckPoint
2 2 (22.22%) F5
2 2 (22.22%) IBM
2 2 (22.22%) Informatica
2 2 (22.22%) Palo Alto
2 2 (22.22%) TIBCO
3 1 (11.11%) Fixnetix
3 1 (11.11%) Red Hat
3 1 (11.11%) Reuters
3 1 (11.11%) ServiceNow