Period
to 22 May 2018

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 22 May 2018 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
22 May 2018
Same period 2017 Same period 2016
Rank 766 705 765
Rank change year-on-year -61 +60 -122
Contract jobs citing Multicast 117 121 135
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in the UK 0.12% 0.13% 0.13%
As % of the Communications & Networking category 0.87% 0.96% 0.85%
Number of daily rates quoted 82 59 92
UK median daily rate £475 £445 £500
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +6.74% -11.00% +29.03%
10th Percentile £363 £244 £213
90th Percentile £585 £650 £661
UK excluding London median daily rate £475 £285 £525
% change year-on-year +66.67% -45.71% +51.08%
Number of hourly rates quoted 2 19 5
UK median hourly rate £45.25 £47.00 £46.00
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year -3.72% +2.17% -0.54%
10th Percentile £42.28 £34.75 £37.90
90th Percentile £46.83 £57.50 £50.00
UK excluding London median hourly rate £45.25 £47.00 £46.00
% change year-on-year -3.72% +2.17% -0.54%

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 13,471 12,634 15,799
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in the UK 13.38% 14.02% 14.97%
Number of daily rates quoted 8,326 7,711 9,432
UK median daily rate £423 £413 £400
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +2.42% +3.13% +6.67%
10th Percentile £200 £210 £220
90th Percentile £600 £575 £575
UK excluding London median daily rate £390 £388 £375
% change year-on-year +0.65% +3.33% +7.14%
Number of hourly rates quoted 739 733 694
UK median hourly rate £19.09 £20.50 £25.00
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year -6.88% -18.00% +13.64%
10th Percentile £11.50 £11.25 £11.25
90th Percentile £47.50 £52.50 £48.68
UK excluding London median hourly rate £19.02 £19.90 £25.00
% change year-on-year -4.45% -20.40% +11.11%

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 22 May 2018.

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 22 May 2018. 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 -56 116 £475 +5.56% 20
London -61 72 £450 - 12
UK excluding London -16 44 £475 +66.67% 8
South East -7 32 £475 +23.38% 3
South West - 10 £475 - 1
East of England -1 5 £375 +87.50% 1
North of England -9 3 £438 -16.67% 3
Midlands -16 2 £325 +14.04%
North West -22 2 £438 -
West Midlands -26 2 £325 +14.04%
Yorkshire -4 1 - - 3

For the 6 months to 22 May 2018, 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 67 (57.26%) Firewall
2 64 (54.70%) Cisco
2 64 (54.70%) BGP
3 50 (42.74%) OSPF
4 44 (37.61%) MPLS
4 44 (37.61%) Finance
5 41 (35.04%) LAN
6 38 (32.48%) WAN
7 37 (31.62%) VPN
8 36 (30.77%) Cisco Certification
8 36 (30.77%) Data Centre
9 30 (25.64%) DNS
10 29 (24.79%) TCP/IP
11 26 (22.22%) CCNP
12 24 (20.51%) Windows
12 24 (20.51%) EIGRP
12 24 (20.51%) Banking
12 24 (20.51%) Low Latency
13 23 (19.66%) Linux
14 22 (18.80%) IPv6
14 22 (18.80%) Network Security
15 21 (17.95%) Network Design
15 21 (17.95%) Unix
15 21 (17.95%) F5
16 20 (17.09%) Python
16 20 (17.09%) DHCP
17 19 (16.24%) Load Balancing
17 19 (16.24%) CheckPoint
17 19 (16.24%) ITIL
18 18 (15.38%) Juniper

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 3 (2.56%) Apache
1 3 (2.56%) IIS
2 2 (1.71%) Confluence
2 2 (1.71%) Oracle HTTP Server
2 2 (1.71%) SharePoint
2 2 (1.71%) Tomcat
2 2 (1.71%) WebSphere
3 1 (0.85%) Apache Spark
3 1 (0.85%) Wowza Streaming Engine
Applications
1 6 (5.13%) MS Visio
2 3 (2.56%) Microsoft Office
3 2 (1.71%) Microsoft Excel
4 1 (0.85%) Quicktime
Business Applications
1 12 (10.26%) RMDS
2 2 (1.71%) ION MarketView
3 1 (0.85%) Eikon
Cloud Services
1 5 (4.27%) Amazon AWS
2 3 (2.56%) IaaS
2 3 (2.56%) PaaS
3 2 (1.71%) Akamai
3 2 (1.71%) Microsoft Azure
3 2 (1.71%) SaaS
4 1 (0.85%) Virtual Private Cloud
Communications & Networking
1 67 (57.26%) Firewall
2 64 (54.70%) BGP
3 50 (42.74%) OSPF
4 44 (37.61%) MPLS
5 41 (35.04%) LAN
6 38 (32.48%) WAN
7 37 (31.62%) VPN
8 30 (25.64%) DNS
9 29 (24.79%) TCP/IP
10 24 (20.51%) EIGRP
11 22 (18.80%) IPv6
11 22 (18.80%) Network Security
12 20 (17.09%) DHCP
13 18 (15.38%) Cisco IOS
13 18 (15.38%) Cisco Nexus
13 18 (15.38%) Wireless
14 17 (14.53%) Cisco ASA
15 13 (11.11%) F5 BIG-IP LTM
16 12 (10.26%) F5 BIG-IP GTM
16 12 (10.26%) HSRP
Database & Business Intelligence
1 6 (5.13%) SQL Server
2 3 (2.56%) Hadoop
2 3 (2.56%) HBase
2 3 (2.56%) MongoDB
3 2 (1.71%) Big Data
3 2 (1.71%) PostgreSQL
4 1 (0.85%) Apache Cassandra
4 1 (0.85%) Apache Hive
4 1 (0.85%) InfluxDB
4 1 (0.85%) NoSQL
4 1 (0.85%) OpenTSDB
4 1 (0.85%) Sqoop
Development Applications
1 3 (2.56%) JIRA
2 1 (0.85%) Git (software)
2 1 (0.85%) Jenkins
2 1 (0.85%) Sonatype Nexus
General
1 44 (37.61%) Finance
2 24 (20.51%) Banking
3 6 (5.13%) Investment Banking
4 4 (3.42%) Financial Institution
4 4 (3.42%) Telecoms
5 3 (2.56%) Corporate Banking
5 3 (2.56%) Front Office
6 2 (1.71%) Private Banking
7 1 (0.85%) Legal
7 1 (0.85%) Military
7 1 (0.85%) Publishing
Job Titles
1 63 (53.85%) Network Engineer
2 20 (17.09%) Network Security Engineer
2 20 (17.09%) Security Engineer
3 13 (11.11%) Senior Network Engineer
4 10 (8.55%) Cisco Engineer
4 10 (8.55%) Cisco Network Engineer
5 7 (5.98%) Consultant
6 6 (5.13%) Applications Engineer
6 6 (5.13%) Architect
6 6 (5.13%) Deployment Engineer
6 6 (5.13%) Network Deployment Engineer
7 5 (4.27%) Network Consultant
7 5 (4.27%) Senior Network Security Engineer
7 5 (4.27%) Senior Security Engineer
8 4 (3.42%) Applications Support
8 4 (3.42%) Electronic Trading Support
8 4 (3.42%) Lead Network Engineer
8 4 (3.42%) Operations Engineer
8 4 (3.42%) Support Engineer
9 3 (2.56%) Linux Scripter
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 15 (12.82%) Rendezvous
2 7 (5.98%) 802.1X
3 5 (4.27%) FIX Protocol
3 5 (4.27%) HTML
3 5 (4.27%) Middleware
3 5 (4.27%) XML
4 3 (2.56%) Kafka
5 2 (1.71%) XSLT
6 1 (0.85%) CSS
6 1 (0.85%) Flash
6 1 (0.85%) Protocol Buffers
6 1 (0.85%) RabbitMQ
6 1 (0.85%) STL
6 1 (0.85%) Ultra Messaging
6 1 (0.85%) WebSockets
Miscellaneous
1 36 (30.77%) Data Centre
2 12 (10.26%) Analytical Skills
3 11 (9.40%) Foreign Exchange (FX)
4 9 (7.69%) Self-Motivation
5 8 (6.84%) Clustering
6 5 (4.27%) Computer Science
6 5 (4.27%) Eurex
7 4 (3.42%) e-Health
8 2 (1.71%) Fixed Income
8 2 (1.71%) Video\Live Streaming
9 1 (0.85%) Algorithms
9 1 (0.85%) Data Structures
9 1 (0.85%) Derivative
9 1 (0.85%) Equities
9 1 (0.85%) Fintech
9 1 (0.85%) Greenfield Project
9 1 (0.85%) IPTV
9 1 (0.85%) Mobile App
9 1 (0.85%) MPEG
9 1 (0.85%) PKI
Operating Systems
1 24 (20.51%) Windows
2 23 (19.66%) Linux
3 21 (17.95%) Unix
4 12 (10.26%) Solaris
5 8 (6.84%) Windows Server 2003
5 8 (6.84%) Windows Server 2008
6 5 (4.27%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
Processes & Methodologies
1 24 (20.51%) Low Latency
2 21 (17.95%) Network Design
3 19 (16.24%) ITIL
3 19 (16.24%) Load Balancing
4 18 (15.38%) Project Management
5 17 (14.53%) High Availability
6 16 (13.68%) Migration
7 15 (12.82%) Service Delivery
8 11 (9.40%) Change Management
9 9 (7.69%) Agile Software Development
10 8 (6.84%) Disaster Recovery
10 8 (6.84%) Incident Management
10 8 (6.84%) Network Management
10 8 (6.84%) Performance Management
11 7 (5.98%) Business Continuity
11 7 (5.98%) Change Control
11 7 (5.98%) DevOps
11 7 (5.98%) Electronic Trading
11 7 (5.98%) Service Management
12 6 (5.13%) Network Architecture
Programming Languages
1 20 (17.09%) Python
2 14 (11.97%) SQL
3 8 (6.84%) Perl
4 7 (5.98%) Java
5 5 (4.27%) Bash Shell
6 3 (2.56%) C++
7 2 (1.71%) C
7 2 (1.71%) JavaScript
7 2 (1.71%) PHP
8 1 (0.85%) PowerShell
8 1 (0.85%) Scala
Qualifications
1 36 (30.77%) Cisco Certification
2 26 (22.22%) CCNP
3 18 (15.38%) SC Cleared
3 18 (15.38%) Security Cleared
4 17 (14.53%) CCIE
5 8 (6.84%) CCNA
6 7 (5.98%) CCDP
7 5 (4.27%) CCIE Routing and Switching
8 4 (3.42%) Degree
9 2 (1.71%) CCSE
9 2 (1.71%) CCSP
9 2 (1.71%) JNCIE
9 2 (1.71%) Microsoft Certification
10 1 (0.85%) CCIE Data Center
10 1 (0.85%) CCIE Wireless
10 1 (0.85%) CCIP
10 1 (0.85%) CCSA
10 1 (0.85%) ITIL Certification
10 1 (0.85%) JNCIA
10 1 (0.85%) JNCIP
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 7 (5.98%) Sarbanes-Oxley
2 3 (2.56%) ISO/IEC 20000
2 3 (2.56%) ISO/IEC 27001
2 3 (2.56%) PCI DSS
2 3 (2.56%) QA
3 2 (1.71%) COBIT
3 2 (1.71%) SLA
System Software
1 7 (5.98%) VMware Infrastructure
2 4 (3.42%) Hyper-V
2 4 (3.42%) KVM
3 3 (2.56%) ProxySG
4 2 (1.71%) Docker
4 2 (1.71%) NFS
4 2 (1.71%) Oracle RAC
4 2 (1.71%) SRDF
4 2 (1.71%) Xen
5 1 (0.85%) Apache Flume
5 1 (0.85%) Apache ZooKeeper
5 1 (0.85%) etcd
5 1 (0.85%) FreeRADIUS
5 1 (0.85%) HDFS
5 1 (0.85%) VMware NSX
Systems Management
1 4 (3.42%) Cisco Prime
2 3 (2.56%) CA Spectrum
2 3 (2.56%) Control-M
2 3 (2.56%) vCenter Server
3 2 (1.71%) Ansible
3 2 (1.71%) ITRS Geneos
3 2 (1.71%) Kubernetes
3 2 (1.71%) Opscode Chef
3 2 (1.71%) Puppet
3 2 (1.71%) SolarWinds Orion
4 1 (0.85%) Cisco LMS
4 1 (0.85%) Consul
4 1 (0.85%) Hadoop YARN
4 1 (0.85%) Mesos
4 1 (0.85%) Prometheus
4 1 (0.85%) Thomson Reuters DACS
4 1 (0.85%) vRealize
Vendors
1 64 (54.70%) Cisco
2 21 (17.95%) F5
3 19 (16.24%) CheckPoint
4 18 (15.38%) Arista
4 18 (15.38%) Juniper
4 18 (15.38%) Palo Alto
5 16 (13.68%) TIBCO
6 15 (12.82%) Bloomberg
6 15 (12.82%) Reuters
7 10 (8.55%) Citrix
8 9 (7.69%) McAfee
8 9 (7.69%) Oracle
9 8 (6.84%) VMware
10 7 (5.98%) Fortinet
10 7 (5.98%) SevOne
11 6 (5.13%) Blue Coat
11 6 (5.13%) Splunk
11 6 (5.13%) Sun
11 6 (5.13%) Tradeweb
12 5 (4.27%) HP