Period
to 17 November 2017

The following table provides summary statistics for contract job vacancies with a requirement for Multicast skills. Included is a benchmarking guide to the contractor rates offered in vacancies that have cited Multicast over the 6 months to 17 November 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.

Multicast
UK
6 months to
17 Nov 2017
Same period 2016 Same period 2015
Rank 810 790 715
Rank change year-on-year -20 -75 -35
Contract jobs citing Multicast 68 104 178
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in the UK 0.066% 0.098% 0.15%
As % of the Communications & Networking category 0.48% 0.63% 1.11%
Number of daily rates quoted 40 68 132
UK median daily rate £481 £500 £461
Median daily rate % change year-on-year -3.75% +8.40% -3.91%
10th Percentile £312 £262 £280
90th Percentile £551 £658 £625
UK excluding London median daily rate £450 £500 £435
% change year-on-year -10.00% +14.94% +8.75%
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 4 1
UK median hourly rate - £36.25 £43.00
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year - -15.70% +7.50%
UK excluding London median hourly rate - £36.25 £43.00
% change year-on-year - -15.70% +7.50%

Multicast is in the Communications and Computer Networking category. The following table is for comparison with the above and provides summary statistics for all contract job vacancies with a requirement for communications or computer networking skills.

All Communications and Computer Networking Skills
UK
Contract vacancies with a requirement for communications or computer networking skills 14144 16517 15992
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in the UK 13.76% 15.59% 13.91%
Number of daily rates quoted 8603 9972 9242
UK median daily rate £400 £400 £388
Median daily rate % change year-on-year - +3.23% +3.33%
10th Percentile £181 £215 £213
90th Percentile £588 £575 £550
UK excluding London median daily rate £375 £375 £363
% change year-on-year - +3.45% +3.57%
Number of hourly rates quoted 743 842 1032
UK median hourly rate £19.00 £23.59 £20.50
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year -19.46% +15.07% +2.50%
10th Percentile £11.25 £11.72 £11.00
90th Percentile £47.20 £47.50 £45.98
UK excluding London median hourly rate £19.00 £25.00 £20.50
% change year-on-year -24.00% +21.95% +2.50%

Multicast
Job Vacancy Trend

Job postings citing Multicast as a percentage of all IT jobs advertised.

Job vacancy trend for Multicast in the UK

Multicast
Contractor Daily Rate Trend

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

Contractor daily rate trend for Multicast in the UK

Multicast
Contractor Daily Rate Histogram

The daily rate distribution of IT jobs citing Multicast over the 6 months to 17 November 2017.

Contractor daily rate histogram for Multicast in the UK

Multicast
Contractor Hourly Rate Trend

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

Contractor hourly rate trend for Multicast in the UK

Multicast
Top 11 Contract Locations

The table below looks at the demand and provides a guide to the median contractor rates quoted in IT jobs citing Multicast within the UK over the 6 months to 17 November 2017. The 'Rank Change' column provides an indication of the change in demand within each location based on the same 6 month period last year.

Location Rank Change
on Same Period
Last Year
Matching
Contract
IT Job Ads
Median
Daily Rate
Past 6 Months
Median Daily Rate
% Change
on Same Period
Last Year
Live
Job
Vacancies
England -14 68 £481 -3.75% 12
London -25 50 £488 - 6
UK excluding London +17 18 £450 -10.00% 6
South East +1 8 £525 +27.27% 2
Midlands +28 4 £319 - 1
West Midlands +22 3 £325 -
South West - 3 - -
East of England -23 2 - - 1
North of England +53 1 £450 -12.20% 2
East Midlands - 1 £313 - 1
North West - 1 £450 -

For the 6 months to 17 November 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 with a requirement for Multicast.

1 45 (66.18%) Cisco
2 39 (57.35%) Firewall
3 38 (55.88%) BGP
4 33 (48.53%) Cisco Certification
5 31 (45.59%) OSPF
6 27 (39.71%) Finance
6 27 (39.71%) CCNP
7 26 (38.24%) EIGRP
8 21 (30.88%) Cisco Nexus
9 20 (29.41%) Palo Alto
10 19 (27.94%) Network Design
11 18 (26.47%) MPLS
11 18 (26.47%) CheckPoint
12 17 (25.00%) Juniper
12 17 (25.00%) Wireless
13 15 (22.06%) Network Security
14 14 (20.59%) DHCP
14 14 (20.59%) TCP/IP
15 13 (19.12%) DNS
15 13 (19.12%) CCIE
15 13 (19.12%) Cisco ASA
15 13 (19.12%) Banking
15 13 (19.12%) Data Centre
15 13 (19.12%) F5
16 11 (16.18%) Microsoft
16 11 (16.18%) WAN
16 11 (16.18%) VPN
16 11 (16.18%) VoIP
16 11 (16.18%) ITIL
16 11 (16.18%) Python

Multicast
Co-occurring IT Skills 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 4 (5.88%) IIS
2 1 (1.47%) Apache
2 1 (1.47%) Apache Spark
2 1 (1.47%) nginx
2 1 (1.47%) SharePoint
2 1 (1.47%) Skype for Business
Applications
1 7 (10.29%) MS Visio
2 4 (5.88%) Microsoft Office
2 4 (5.88%) Quicktime
3 3 (4.41%) Microsoft Excel
4 2 (2.94%) Microsoft PowerPoint
Business Applications
1 2 (2.94%) RMDS
2 1 (1.47%) Remedy ITSM
Cloud Services
1 1 (1.47%) IaaS
1 1 (1.47%) Microsoft Azure
1 1 (1.47%) Office 365
1 1 (1.47%) PaaS
Communications & Networking
1 39 (57.35%) Firewall
2 38 (55.88%) BGP
3 31 (45.59%) OSPF
4 26 (38.24%) EIGRP
5 21 (30.88%) Cisco Nexus
6 18 (26.47%) MPLS
7 17 (25.00%) Wireless
8 15 (22.06%) Network Security
9 14 (20.59%) DHCP
9 14 (20.59%) TCP/IP
10 13 (19.12%) Cisco ASA
10 13 (19.12%) DNS
11 11 (16.18%) VoIP
11 11 (16.18%) VPN
11 11 (16.18%) WAN
12 10 (14.71%) VLAN
13 9 (13.24%) LAN
14 7 (10.29%) IPv4
15 6 (8.82%) IGMP
15 6 (8.82%) RIP
Database & Business Intelligence
1 1 (1.47%) Apache Hive
1 1 (1.47%) Big Data
1 1 (1.47%) Hadoop
1 1 (1.47%) InfluxDB
1 1 (1.47%) MySQL
1 1 (1.47%) NoSQL
1 1 (1.47%) OpenTSDB
1 1 (1.47%) SQL Server
1 1 (1.47%) Sqoop
Development Applications
1 2 (2.94%) GCC
1 2 (2.94%) VSS/SourceSafe
2 1 (1.47%) AppScan
2 1 (1.47%) Burp Suite
2 1 (1.47%) Paros
2 1 (1.47%) Sonatype Nexus
2 1 (1.47%) WebScarab
General
1 27 (39.71%) Finance
2 13 (19.12%) Banking
3 4 (5.88%) Marketing
3 4 (5.88%) Telecoms
4 2 (2.94%) Investment Banking
5 1 (1.47%) Front Office
5 1 (1.47%) Legal
5 1 (1.47%) Manufacturing
5 1 (1.47%) Retail
Job Titles
1 37 (54.41%) Network Engineer
2 7 (10.29%) Cisco Engineer
3 6 (8.82%) Firewall Engineer
4 5 (7.35%) Architect
4 5 (7.35%) Cisco Network Engineer
5 4 (5.88%) Network Architect
5 4 (5.88%) Network Security Engineer
5 4 (5.88%) Security Engineer
6 3 (4.41%) Infrastructure Engineer
6 3 (4.41%) Network Infrastructure Engineer
6 3 (4.41%) Senior Network Engineer
6 3 (4.41%) Systems Engineer
7 2 (2.94%) Embedded Developer
7 2 (2.94%) IP Engineer
7 2 (2.94%) Network Specialist
7 2 (2.94%) Operations Engineer
7 2 (2.94%) Project Manager
7 2 (2.94%) Support Engineer
7 2 (2.94%) Technical Engineer
7 2 (2.94%) Voice Engineer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 4 (5.88%) 802.1X
1 4 (5.88%) Flash
1 4 (5.88%) Rendezvous
2 2 (2.94%) HTML
2 2 (2.94%) RFC 2544
2 2 (2.94%) WebSockets
3 1 (1.47%) .NET
3 1 (1.47%) CGI
3 1 (1.47%) CSS
3 1 (1.47%) Middleware
3 1 (1.47%) Web Services
3 1 (1.47%) XML
Miscellaneous
1 13 (19.12%) Data Centre
2 7 (10.29%) Video\Live Streaming
3 4 (5.88%) Analytical Skills
3 4 (5.88%) IPTV
3 4 (5.88%) MPEG
4 3 (4.41%) Over-the-Top Content
5 2 (2.94%) Distributed Denial-of-Service
5 2 (2.94%) Fintech
5 2 (2.94%) iPhone
6 1 (1.47%) Arduino
6 1 (1.47%) Computer Science
6 1 (1.47%) Equities
6 1 (1.47%) IVR
6 1 (1.47%) Raspberry Pi
6 1 (1.47%) Video Conferencing
6 1 (1.47%) Video on Demand
Operating Systems
1 10 (14.71%) Linux
2 8 (11.76%) Windows
3 3 (4.41%) Unix
4 2 (2.94%) Apple iOS
4 2 (2.94%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
5 1 (1.47%) Solaris
5 1 (1.47%) Windows XP
Processes & Methodologies
1 19 (27.94%) Network Design
2 11 (16.18%) ITIL
3 10 (14.71%) Load Balancing
3 10 (14.71%) Low Latency
3 10 (14.71%) Network Monitoring
4 8 (11.76%) Agile Software Development
4 8 (11.76%) Change Management
4 8 (11.76%) High Availability
5 7 (10.29%) Network Optimisation
5 7 (10.29%) Project Management
6 6 (8.82%) Statistics
7 4 (5.88%) Change Control
7 4 (5.88%) DRM
7 4 (5.88%) Service Delivery
8 3 (4.41%) Algorithmic Trading
8 3 (4.41%) IT Strategy
8 3 (4.41%) Network Management
8 3 (4.41%) Problem Management
8 3 (4.41%) Risk Management
9 2 (2.94%) Creative Problem-Solving
Programming Languages
1 11 (16.18%) Python
2 8 (11.76%) Perl
3 5 (7.35%) Bash Shell
4 4 (5.88%) C
4 4 (5.88%) C++
5 3 (4.41%) JavaScript
5 3 (4.41%) SQL
6 2 (2.94%) Java
6 2 (2.94%) PHP
7 1 (1.47%) C#
7 1 (1.47%) Tcl
Qualifications
1 33 (48.53%) Cisco Certification
2 27 (39.71%) CCNP
3 13 (19.12%) CCIE
4 5 (7.35%) Security Cleared
5 4 (5.88%) CCNA
5 4 (5.88%) CCSE
6 3 (4.41%) CCDP
6 3 (4.41%) CCIE Service Provider
6 3 (4.41%) CCMSE
6 3 (4.41%) CCSP
6 3 (4.41%) Degree
6 3 (4.41%) SC Cleared
7 2 (2.94%) CCIE Routing and Switching
7 2 (2.94%) CCIP
7 2 (2.94%) CCVP
8 1 (1.47%) BPSS Clearance
8 1 (1.47%) CCNP Voice
8 1 (1.47%) ITIL Certification
8 1 (1.47%) Master's Degree
8 1 (1.47%) SSCP
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 4 (5.88%) COBIT
2 3 (4.41%) SLA
3 1 (1.47%) ISO/IEC 20000
3 1 (1.47%) ISO/IEC 27001
3 1 (1.47%) ISO/IEC 27002 (supersedes ISO/IEC 17799)
3 1 (1.47%) PCI DSS
3 1 (1.47%) QA
System Software
1 3 (4.41%) Hyper-V
2 2 (2.94%) iptables
2 2 (2.94%) VMware Infrastructure
3 1 (1.47%) Active Directory
3 1 (1.47%) Apache Flume
3 1 (1.47%) Docker
3 1 (1.47%) Firmware
Systems Management
1 7 (10.29%) SolarWinds Orion
2 5 (7.35%) Cisco Prime
3 3 (4.41%) Cacti
4 2 (2.94%) Cisco CUCM
4 2 (2.94%) FortiGate
5 1 (1.47%) Ansible
5 1 (1.47%) CA Spectrum
5 1 (1.47%) Cisco UCCE
5 1 (1.47%) Cisco UCCX
5 1 (1.47%) Juniper STRM
5 1 (1.47%) Kubernetes
5 1 (1.47%) Mesos
5 1 (1.47%) Nessus
5 1 (1.47%) Opscode Chef
5 1 (1.47%) Prometheus
5 1 (1.47%) Puppet
5 1 (1.47%) WhatsUp Gold
Vendors
1 45 (66.18%) Cisco
2 20 (29.41%) Palo Alto
3 18 (26.47%) CheckPoint
4 17 (25.00%) Juniper
5 13 (19.12%) F5
6 11 (16.18%) Microsoft
7 10 (14.71%) SolarWinds
8 8 (11.76%) Citrix
8 8 (11.76%) HP
9 7 (10.29%) Aruba
9 7 (10.29%) Tufin
10 6 (8.82%) Arista
11 4 (5.88%) Bloomberg
11 4 (5.88%) Fortinet
11 4 (5.88%) TIBCO
12 3 (4.41%) Brocade
12 3 (4.41%) Infoblox
12 3 (4.41%) Meru Networks
12 3 (4.41%) NetScout
12 3 (4.41%) Riverbed