Period
to 8 April 2020

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 8 April 2020 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
8 Apr 2020
Same period 2019 Same period 2018
Rank 566 678 783
Rank change year-on-year +112 +105 -45
Contract jobs citing Multicast 117 201 96
As % of all contract jobs advertised in the UK 0.19% 0.21% 0.094%
As % of the Communications & Networking category 1.40% 1.64% 0.72%
Number of daily rates quoted 86 140 71
Median daily rate £465 £438 £475
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +6.29% -7.89% -
10th Percentile £325 £313 £363
90th Percentile £681 £675 £538
UK excluding London median daily rate £425 £400 £475
% change year-on-year +6.25% -15.79% +66.67%
Number of hourly rates quoted 7 14 3
Median hourly rate £47.50 £45.00 £44.60
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year +5.56% +0.91% -5.12%
10th Percentile £33.44 £41.27 £42.26
90th Percentile £49.51 £49.28 £48.73
UK excluding London median hourly rate £46.00 £45.00 £44.50
% change year-on-year +2.22% +1.12% -5.32%

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 8,354 12,257 13,405
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in the UK 13.70% 12.64% 13.17%
Number of daily rates quoted 4,899 7,561 8,262
Median daily rate £425 £425 £413
Median daily rate % change year-on-year - +3.03% +2.48%
10th Percentile £175 £200 £200
90th Percentile £600 £610 £600
UK excluding London median daily rate £400 £400 £376
% change year-on-year - +6.38% -1.05%
Number of hourly rates quoted 513 567 721
Median hourly rate £22.50 £18.70 £19.40
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year +20.32% -3.58% -9.79%
10th Percentile £13.25 £12.00 £11.25
90th Percentile £51.75 £49.50 £47.50
Median hourly rate £20.00 £17.25 £19.03
% change year-on-year +15.94% -9.35% -9.25%

Multicast
Job Vacancy Trend

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

Job vacancy trend for Multicast in the UK

Multicast
Contractor Daily Rate Trend

3-month moving average daily rate quoted in jobs citing Multicast.

Daily rate trend for Multicast in the UK

Multicast
Daily Rate Histogram

Daily rate distribution for jobs citing Multicast over the 6 months to 8 April 2020.

Daily rate histogram for Multicast in the UK

Multicast
Contractor Hourly Rate Trend

3-month moving average hourly rates quoted in jobs citing Multicast.

Hourly rate trend for Multicast in the UK

Multicast
Hourly Rate Histogram

Hourly rate distribution of jobs citing Multicast over the 6 months to 8 April 2020.

Hourly rate histogram for Multicast in the UK

Multicast
Top 12 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 8 April 2020. 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 +103 109 £458 +6.40% 14
London +110 73 £520 +4.00% 12
UK excluding London +77 40 £425 +6.25% 2
South East +92 20 £425 +30.77% 1
East of England +38 13 £300 -31.43%
Scotland - 4 £465 -
North of England +61 2 £350 -8.50%
West Midlands +55 1 - -
Midlands +52 1 - - 1
North West +29 1 - -
Yorkshire - 1 £350 -
Work from Home - 1 - - 1

For the 6 months to 8 April 2020, IT contractor jobs citing Multicast also mentioned the following skills in order of popularity. The figures indicate the absolute number co-occurrences and as a proportion of all contract job ads with a requirement for Multicast.

1 82 (70.09%) Cisco
2 59 (50.43%) BGP
3 58 (49.57%) Firewall
4 51 (43.59%) Cisco Certification
4 51 (43.59%) LAN
5 49 (41.88%) OSPF
6 48 (41.03%) MPLS
6 48 (41.03%) WAN
6 48 (41.03%) CCNP
7 47 (40.17%) VPN
8 45 (38.46%) Wireless
9 41 (35.04%) Juniper
9 41 (35.04%) Cisco Nexus
10 32 (27.35%) Palo Alto
11 31 (26.50%) TCP/IP
11 31 (26.50%) WLAN
12 30 (25.64%) Finance
12 30 (25.64%) EIGRP
13 27 (23.08%) ITIL
13 27 (23.08%) Cisco IOS
14 26 (22.22%) Banking
14 26 (22.22%) IGMP
14 26 (22.22%) IPsec
15 25 (21.37%) Wireshark
15 25 (21.37%) Security Cleared
16 24 (20.51%) Cisco ASA
16 24 (20.51%) Windows
16 24 (20.51%) Cisco Wireless
16 24 (20.51%) NX-OS
17 23 (19.66%) 802.1X

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 1 (0.85%) Confluence
1 1 (0.85%) Tomcat
1 1 (0.85%) WebSphere
1 1 (0.85%) WebSphere Application Server
Applications
1 7 (5.98%) MS Visio
2 3 (2.56%) Microsoft Excel
2 3 (2.56%) Microsoft Office
Cloud Services
1 3 (2.56%) Azure
1 3 (2.56%) GCP
2 2 (1.71%) Akamai
2 2 (1.71%) Azure ExpressRoute
2 2 (1.71%) Cloud Computing
3 1 (0.85%) AWS
3 1 (0.85%) GitHub
3 1 (0.85%) IaaS
3 1 (0.85%) PaaS
Communications & Networking
1 59 (50.43%) BGP
2 58 (49.57%) Firewall
3 51 (43.59%) LAN
4 49 (41.88%) OSPF
5 48 (41.03%) MPLS
5 48 (41.03%) WAN
6 47 (40.17%) VPN
7 45 (38.46%) Wireless
8 41 (35.04%) Cisco Nexus
9 31 (26.50%) TCP/IP
9 31 (26.50%) WLAN
10 30 (25.64%) EIGRP
11 27 (23.08%) Cisco IOS
12 26 (22.22%) IGMP
12 26 (22.22%) IPsec
13 25 (21.37%) Wireshark
14 24 (20.51%) Cisco ASA
14 24 (20.51%) Cisco Wireless
14 24 (20.51%) NX-OS
15 23 (19.66%) Ethernet
Database & Business Intelligence
1 1 (0.85%) DTS
1 1 (0.85%) Relational Database
1 1 (0.85%) SQL Server
Development Applications
1 20 (17.09%) Sonatype Nexus
2 15 (12.82%) VSS/SourceSafe
3 6 (5.13%) JIRA
4 5 (4.27%) Git (software)
5 3 (2.56%) Selenium
6 1 (0.85%) Jenkins
General
1 30 (25.64%) Finance
2 26 (22.22%) Banking
3 23 (19.66%) Front Office
4 18 (15.38%) Investment Banking
5 9 (7.69%) Telecoms
6 4 (3.42%) Back Office
7 2 (1.71%) Corporate Banking
7 2 (1.71%) Military
7 2 (1.71%) Public Sector
7 2 (1.71%) Retail
8 1 (0.85%) Electronics
8 1 (0.85%) Legal
8 1 (0.85%) Manufacturing
8 1 (0.85%) Marketing
Job Titles
1 57 (48.72%) Network Engineer
2 17 (14.53%) Cisco Engineer
2 17 (14.53%) Cisco Network Engineer
3 15 (12.82%) Juniper Engineer
4 13 (11.11%) Senior Network Engineer
5 10 (8.55%) Data Network Engineer
5 10 (8.55%) IP Network Engineer
6 9 (7.69%) Developer
7 8 (6.84%) Designer
7 8 (6.84%) SC Cleared Network Engineer
8 7 (5.98%) Network Designer
9 5 (4.27%) Architect
9 5 (4.27%) Deployment Engineer
9 5 (4.27%) Infrastructure Engineer
9 5 (4.27%) Network Specialist
10 4 (3.42%) Infrastructure Architect
10 4 (3.42%) Java Developer
10 4 (3.42%) Network Deployment Engineer
10 4 (3.42%) Senior Developer
10 4 (3.42%) Senior Java Developer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 23 (19.66%) 802.1X
2 9 (7.69%) Rendezvous
3 5 (4.27%) FIX Protocol
4 4 (3.42%) JSON
5 2 (1.71%) Boost C++ Libraries
5 2 (1.71%) STL
5 2 (1.71%) XML
6 1 (0.85%) HTML
6 1 (0.85%) LDAP
6 1 (0.85%) Middleware
Miscellaneous
1 14 (11.97%) Data Centre
2 9 (7.69%) Analytical Skills
3 7 (5.98%) Fibre Optics
3 7 (5.98%) Management Information System
3 7 (5.98%) PKI
4 4 (3.42%) Foreign Exchange (FX)
5 2 (1.71%) Data Structures
5 2 (1.71%) Equities
5 2 (1.71%) Fixed Income
5 2 (1.71%) Greenfield Project
5 2 (1.71%) Hybrid Cloud
5 2 (1.71%) Self-Motivation
5 2 (1.71%) Video Conferencing
6 1 (0.85%) Derivative
6 1 (0.85%) Digital Signage
6 1 (0.85%) Hedge funds
6 1 (0.85%) IPTV
6 1 (0.85%) Video on Demand
6 1 (0.85%) Video\Live Streaming
Operating Systems
1 24 (20.51%) Windows
2 20 (17.09%) Linux
3 11 (9.40%) Windows Server
4 8 (6.84%) Windows 10
4 8 (6.84%) Windows 7
5 6 (5.13%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
6 5 (4.27%) Unix
7 1 (0.85%) CatOS
7 1 (0.85%) Solaris
Processes & Methodologies
1 27 (23.08%) ITIL
2 19 (16.24%) Change Management
2 19 (16.24%) Network Management
3 17 (14.53%) Network Design
4 16 (13.68%) Low Latency
5 15 (12.82%) Load Balancing
5 15 (12.82%) Problem-Solving
6 13 (11.11%) Project Management
7 10 (8.55%) Migration
8 9 (7.69%) Incident Management
9 8 (6.84%) Agile Software Development
9 8 (6.84%) Electronic Trading
10 6 (5.13%) Continuous Integration
10 6 (5.13%) DevOps
10 6 (5.13%) Network Monitoring
10 6 (5.13%) Technical Leadership
11 5 (4.27%) Availability Management
11 5 (4.27%) Concurrent Programming
11 5 (4.27%) Infrastructure Engineering
11 5 (4.27%) Project Delivery
Programming Languages
1 20 (17.09%) Python
2 15 (12.82%) Perl
3 12 (10.26%) SQL
4 6 (5.13%) Java
5 5 (4.27%) Bash Shell
5 5 (4.27%) C++
6 2 (1.71%) PowerShell
Qualifications
1 51 (43.59%) Cisco Certification
2 48 (41.03%) CCNP
3 25 (21.37%) Security Cleared
4 22 (18.80%) SC Cleared
5 15 (12.82%) CCNA
6 13 (11.11%) CCIE
7 10 (8.55%) Degree
8 7 (5.98%) CCDP
8 7 (5.98%) DV Cleared
8 7 (5.98%) JNCIP
9 5 (4.27%) JNCIS
10 4 (3.42%) JNCIA
11 3 (2.56%) JNCIE
12 2 (1.71%) Master's Degree
13 1 (0.85%) Chartered Engineer
13 1 (0.85%) RHCE
System Software
1 14 (11.97%) Active Directory
2 10 (8.55%) vSphere
3 4 (3.42%) NFS
3 4 (3.42%) VMware ESXi
3 4 (3.42%) VMware Infrastructure
4 2 (1.71%) ProxySG
4 2 (1.71%) VMware NSX
5 1 (0.85%) Hyper-V
5 1 (0.85%) KVM
5 1 (0.85%) SRDF
5 1 (0.85%) VMware Workstation
5 1 (0.85%) Xen
Systems Management
1 22 (18.80%) Cisco Prime
2 18 (15.38%) Puppet
3 17 (14.53%) Opscode Chef
4 15 (12.82%) Cacti
4 15 (12.82%) Nagios
4 15 (12.82%) NetMRI
4 15 (12.82%) Statseeker
4 15 (12.82%) ZABBIX
5 7 (5.98%) SCCM
6 6 (5.13%) Ansible
7 4 (3.42%) Endace
7 4 (3.42%) Nessus
8 3 (2.56%) Iperf
8 3 (2.56%) WhatsUp Gold
9 2 (1.71%) vCenter Server
9 2 (1.71%) vRealize
10 1 (0.85%) OpenNMS
10 1 (0.85%) Single Sign-On
10 1 (0.85%) SolarWinds Orion
10 1 (0.85%) Terraform
Vendors
1 82 (70.09%) Cisco
2 41 (35.04%) Juniper
3 32 (27.35%) Palo Alto
4 19 (16.24%) F5
4 19 (16.24%) NetScout
5 18 (15.38%) CheckPoint
6 15 (12.82%) Fortinet
6 15 (12.82%) Solarflare
7 13 (11.11%) VMware
8 10 (8.55%) Red Hat
8 10 (8.55%) SolarWinds
9 8 (6.84%) Microsoft
10 7 (5.98%) BT
11 6 (5.13%) Arista
11 6 (5.13%) Citrix
11 6 (5.13%) TIBCO
12 5 (4.27%) Blue Coat
13 4 (3.42%) Aruba
13 4 (3.42%) Bloomberg
13 4 (3.42%) Reuters