Period
to 23 October 2021

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 23 October 2021 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
23 Oct 2021
Same period 2020 Same period 2019
Rank 674 486 660
Rank change year-on-year -188 +174 +119
Contract jobs citing Multicast 128 56 159
As % of all contract jobs advertised in the UK 0.15% 0.18% 0.19%
As % of the Communications & Networking category 1.36% 1.33% 1.41%
Number of daily rates quoted 90 33 106
10th Percentile £382 £400 £296
25th Percentile £463 £450 £366
Median daily rate (50th Percentile) £570 £475 £450
Median % change year-on-year +20.00% +5.56% -
75th Percentile £625 £588 £597
90th Percentile £650 £620 £706
UK excluding London median daily rate £475 £407 £420
% change year-on-year +16.71% -3.10% -6.15%
Number of hourly rates quoted 2 1 3
10th Percentile £22.63 " £41.10
25th Percentile £26.56 £52.50 £41.63
Median hourly rate £33.75 £55.00 £45.00
Median % change year-on-year -38.64% +22.22% -3.23%
75th Percentile £41.56 £57.50 £52.50
90th Percentile £45.88 " £55.50
UK excluding London median hourly rate £33.75 - £45.00

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 9,435 4,213 11,276
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in the UK 11.22% 13.17% 13.31%
Number of daily rates quoted 6,106 2,645 6,986
10th Percentile £213 £207 £193
25th Percentile £363 £325 £313
Median daily rate (50th Percentile) £475 £445 £425
Median % change year-on-year +6.74% +4.71% -
75th Percentile £586 £538 £525
90th Percentile £675 £625 £600
UK excluding London median daily rate £425 £400 £400
% change year-on-year +6.25% - -
Number of hourly rates quoted 409 188 597
10th Percentile £12.00 £14.00 £13.25
25th Percentile £14.25 £17.19 £16.25
Median hourly rate £22.00 £31.50 £26.00
Median % change year-on-year -30.16% +21.15% +39.04%
75th Percentile £48.75 £45.54 £46.40
90th Percentile £65.00 £55.00 £52.50
UK excluding London median hourly rate £20.00 £30.00 £22.50
% change year-on-year -33.33% +33.33% +21.62%

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 23 October 2021.

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 23 October 2021.

Hourly rate histogram for Multicast in the UK

Multicast
Top 10 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 23 October 2021. 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 -182 115 £600 +27.32% 23
London -164 84 £600 +26.32% 18
UK excluding London -136 28 £475 +16.71% 5
Work from Home -211 25 £475 +1.60% 7
East of England -51 9 £325 -16.13% 1
South West -42 8 £475 -
South East -83 5 £475 +11.76% 3
Scotland - 5 £480 -
West Midlands -73 1 £500 +22.85%
Midlands -74 1 £500 +22.85% 1

For the 6 months to 23 October 2021, 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 78 (60.94%) Firewall
2 53 (41.41%) Linux
3 50 (39.06%) Cisco
4 47 (36.72%) BGP
5 39 (30.47%) WAN
5 39 (30.47%) Ansible
6 37 (28.91%) OSPF
7 36 (28.13%) MPLS
7 36 (28.13%) LAN
7 36 (28.13%) VPN
7 36 (28.13%) Network Security
8 34 (26.56%) Electronic Trading
8 34 (26.56%) Project Management
9 30 (23.44%) Finance
9 30 (23.44%) Python
9 30 (23.44%) Windows
9 30 (23.44%) Low Latency
10 29 (22.66%) Change Management
11 28 (21.88%) VMware
11 28 (21.88%) Red Hat
12 27 (21.09%) IPv6
12 27 (21.09%) High Availability
13 26 (20.31%) Capacity Management
13 26 (20.31%) SQL
13 26 (20.31%) VMware Infrastructure
13 26 (20.31%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
13 26 (20.31%) Network Design
14 25 (19.53%) IPv4
15 24 (18.75%) Jenkins
15 24 (18.75%) DevOps

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 13 (10.16%) Confluence
2 7 (5.47%) Tomcat
2 7 (5.47%) WebSphere
2 7 (5.47%) WebSphere Application Server
3 3 (2.34%) Elasticsearch
4 2 (1.56%) Apache Spark
4 2 (1.56%) MTS
Business Applications
1 11 (8.59%) ION MarketView
2 1 (0.78%) RMDS
Cloud Services
1 21 (16.41%) GCP
2 11 (8.59%) AWS
3 10 (7.81%) Azure
4 7 (5.47%) GitHub
4 7 (5.47%) Microsoft 365
5 6 (4.69%) IaaS
5 6 (4.69%) IBM Cloud
5 6 (4.69%) PaaS
5 6 (4.69%) SoftLayer
Communications & Networking
1 78 (60.94%) Firewall
2 47 (36.72%) BGP
3 39 (30.47%) WAN
4 37 (28.91%) OSPF
5 36 (28.13%) LAN
5 36 (28.13%) MPLS
5 36 (28.13%) Network Security
5 36 (28.13%) VPN
6 27 (21.09%) IPv6
7 25 (19.53%) IPv4
8 21 (16.41%) TCP/IP
9 18 (14.06%) VLAN
10 15 (11.72%) Cisco Nexus
11 14 (10.94%) Unicast
12 12 (9.38%) VPLS
12 12 (9.38%) Wireless
12 12 (9.38%) Wireshark
13 10 (7.81%) DNS
13 10 (7.81%) Ethernet
14 9 (7.03%) Wi-Fi
Database & Business Intelligence
1 10 (7.81%) SQL Server
2 4 (3.13%) Hadoop
3 3 (2.34%) Relational Database
4 2 (1.56%) Apache Hive
4 2 (1.56%) Big Data
4 2 (1.56%) BigQuery
4 2 (1.56%) HBase
4 2 (1.56%) KDB
4 2 (1.56%) MongoDB
5 1 (0.78%) Data Warehouse
5 1 (0.78%) NoSQL
Development Applications
1 24 (18.75%) Jenkins
2 13 (10.16%) JIRA
3 9 (7.03%) Git (software)
4 8 (6.25%) Sonatype Nexus
5 7 (5.47%) Artifactory
5 7 (5.47%) Bitbucket
6 6 (4.69%) GDB
6 6 (4.69%) GitLab
7 3 (2.34%) TeamCity
8 2 (1.56%) Robot Framework
8 2 (1.56%) Visual Studio
9 1 (0.78%) VSS/SourceSafe
General
1 30 (23.44%) Finance
2 18 (14.06%) Banking
2 18 (14.06%) Social Skills
3 11 (8.59%) Front Office
4 9 (7.03%) Documentation Skills
5 8 (6.25%) Investment Banking
6 7 (5.47%) Prime Brokerage
7 6 (4.69%) Analytical Skills
7 6 (4.69%) Telecoms
8 3 (2.34%) Electronics
8 3 (2.34%) Police
8 3 (2.34%) Retail Banking
9 2 (1.56%) Financial Institution
9 2 (1.56%) Italian Language
9 2 (1.56%) Legal
9 2 (1.56%) Military
9 2 (1.56%) Public Sector
10 1 (0.78%) Law
10 1 (0.78%) Manufacturing
10 1 (0.78%) Marketing
Job Titles
1 37 (28.91%) Network Engineer
2 22 (17.19%) Linux Support
3 20 (15.63%) Architect
4 18 (14.06%) Applications Support
5 16 (12.50%) Electronic Trading Support
5 16 (12.50%) Linux Scripter
6 10 (7.81%) Infrastructure Support
6 10 (7.81%) VMware Architect
7 9 (7.03%) Applications Engineer
7 9 (7.03%) Firewall Support
7 9 (7.03%) Infrastructure Engineer
7 9 (7.03%) Senior Network Engineer
8 7 (5.47%) Geneos Engineer
8 7 (5.47%) Linux Engineer
8 7 (5.47%) Linux Infrastructure Engineer
8 7 (5.47%) Security Engineer
8 7 (5.47%) TIBCO Support
9 6 (4.69%) Fidessa Support
9 6 (4.69%) Principal Engineer
9 6 (4.69%) Solutions Architect
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 21 (16.41%) Rendezvous
2 9 (7.03%) Middleware
3 8 (6.25%) FIX Protocol
4 7 (5.47%) Spine.js
5 4 (3.13%) 802.1X
6 2 (1.56%) HTML
6 2 (1.56%) Vue.js
6 2 (1.56%) Vuetify.js
6 2 (1.56%) XML
6 2 (1.56%) XSLT
7 1 (0.78%) LDAP
7 1 (0.78%) RESTful
Miscellaneous
1 21 (16.41%) Data Centre
2 11 (8.59%) Foreign Exchange (FX)
2 11 (8.59%) Hybrid Cloud
3 10 (7.81%) Derivative
4 9 (7.03%) Equities
5 6 (4.69%) Embedded Systems
5 6 (4.69%) Public Cloud
6 4 (3.13%) Self-Motivation
7 3 (2.34%) CCTV
7 3 (2.34%) Client/Server
7 3 (2.34%) Credit Derivative
7 3 (2.34%) Eurex
8 2 (1.56%) Credit Risk
8 2 (1.56%) Legacy Code
8 2 (1.56%) Video\Live Streaming
9 1 (0.78%) Greenfield Project
9 1 (0.78%) Hedge funds
9 1 (0.78%) Linux Command Line
9 1 (0.78%) Pricing Data
9 1 (0.78%) Virtual Team
Operating Systems
1 53 (41.41%) Linux
2 30 (23.44%) Windows
3 26 (20.31%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
4 9 (7.03%) Unix
5 7 (5.47%) Solaris
6 6 (4.69%) OpenWrt
7 2 (1.56%) Android
Processes & Methodologies
1 34 (26.56%) Electronic Trading
1 34 (26.56%) Project Management
2 30 (23.44%) Low Latency
3 29 (22.66%) Change Management
4 27 (21.09%) High Availability
5 26 (20.31%) Capacity Management
5 26 (20.31%) Network Design
6 24 (18.75%) DevOps
7 21 (16.41%) Agile Software Development
8 16 (12.50%) Scrum
9 15 (11.72%) Incident Management
10 14 (10.94%) Open Source
10 14 (10.94%) Problem-Solving
11 13 (10.16%) Algorithmic Trading
11 13 (10.16%) Configuration Management
11 13 (10.16%) Continuous Integration
12 12 (9.38%) Infrastructure Engineering
12 12 (9.38%) Network Virtualisation
13 10 (7.81%) Migration
14 9 (7.03%) Computer Science
Programming Languages
1 30 (23.44%) Python
2 26 (20.31%) SQL
3 10 (7.81%) Java
4 9 (7.03%) C
5 6 (4.69%) Bash Shell
5 6 (4.69%) Shell Script
6 3 (2.34%) C#
6 3 (2.34%) C++
7 2 (1.56%) JavaScript
7 2 (1.56%) Kotlin
8 1 (0.78%) Tcl
Qualifications
1 22 (17.19%) Security Cleared
2 21 (16.41%) Cisco Certification
3 17 (13.28%) CCIE
3 17 (13.28%) SC Cleared
4 14 (10.94%) Degree
5 9 (7.03%) CCNP
6 4 (3.13%) CCNA
7 3 (2.34%) DV Cleared
8 2 (1.56%) BPSS Clearance
8 2 (1.56%) Computer Science Degree
8 2 (1.56%) VMware Certified Professional (VCP)
9 1 (0.78%) CCDP
9 1 (0.78%) CCIE Routing and Switching
9 1 (0.78%) CCIE Service Provider
9 1 (0.78%) JNCIP
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 7 (5.47%) SLA
2 6 (4.69%) JTAG
3 2 (1.56%) Disclosure Scotland
4 1 (0.78%) GDPR
4 1 (0.78%) QA
System Software
1 26 (20.31%) VMware Infrastructure
2 17 (13.28%) VMware NSX
3 7 (5.47%) Hyper-V
3 7 (5.47%) KVM
3 7 (5.47%) NFS
3 7 (5.47%) SRDF
3 7 (5.47%) Xen
4 4 (3.13%) Docker
4 4 (3.13%) VMware ESXi
5 3 (2.34%) Firmware
6 2 (1.56%) Active Directory
6 2 (1.56%) Oracle RAC
6 2 (1.56%) vSphere
7 1 (0.78%) Veritas Cluster Server
Systems Management
1 39 (30.47%) Ansible
2 19 (14.84%) ITRS Geneos
3 15 (11.72%) Puppet
4 14 (10.94%) Terraform
5 10 (7.81%) vRealize Orchestrator
6 7 (5.47%) vRealize
7 6 (4.69%) Nagios
8 5 (3.91%) Kubernetes
9 4 (3.13%) StackStorm
9 4 (3.13%) vCenter Server
10 3 (2.34%) FortiGate
11 2 (1.56%) Packer
12 1 (0.78%) Cisco CUCM
12 1 (0.78%) Iperf
Vendors
1 50 (39.06%) Cisco
2 28 (21.88%) Red Hat
2 28 (21.88%) VMware
3 21 (16.41%) TIBCO
4 18 (14.06%) Citrix
5 15 (11.72%) CheckPoint
6 14 (10.94%) Google
7 13 (10.16%) IBM
8 11 (8.59%) ION Trading
9 10 (7.81%) Bloomberg
10 9 (7.03%) Palo Alto
11 8 (6.25%) Juniper
11 8 (6.25%) McAfee
11 8 (6.25%) Splunk
11 8 (6.25%) Sun
12 7 (5.47%) EMC
12 7 (5.47%) F5
12 7 (5.47%) Fortinet
12 7 (5.47%) NetApp
12 7 (5.47%) Oracle