Period
to 19 August 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 19 August 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
19 Aug 2018
Same period 2017 Same period 2016
Rank 774 791 791
Rank change year-on-year +17 0 -82
Contract jobs citing Multicast 123 78 130
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in the UK 0.12% 0.081% 0.12%
As % of the Communications & Networking category 0.89% 0.59% 0.77%
Number of daily rates quoted 76 46 83
UK median daily rate £458 £450 £450
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +1.67% - +5.88%
10th Percentile £313 £261 £237
90th Percentile £625 £544 £625
UK excluding London median daily rate £450 £395 £500
% change year-on-year +13.92% -21.00% +47.06%
Number of hourly rates quoted 5 4 9
UK median hourly rate £46.50 £47.00 £37.00
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year -1.06% +27.03% -
10th Percentile £43.25 £47.00 £35.50
90th Percentile £47.00 £47.00 £50.00
UK excluding London median hourly rate £46.50 - £37.00

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 13,751 13,129 16,801
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in the UK 13.45% 13.61% 15.48%
Number of daily rates quoted 8,418 7,887 10,196
UK median daily rate £425 £408 £400
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +4.29% +1.88% +6.67%
10th Percentile £203 £200 £220
90th Percentile £600 £575 £575
UK excluding London median daily rate £398 £375 £375
% change year-on-year +6.00% - +7.14%
Number of hourly rates quoted 769 746 811
UK median hourly rate £20.00 £19.00 £25.00
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year +5.26% -24.00% +21.95%
10th Percentile £12.22 £11.00 £11.25
90th Percentile £47.83 £50.00 £47.50
UK excluding London median hourly rate £19.00 £18.50 £25.00
% change year-on-year +2.70% -26.00% +21.95%

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 19 August 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 19 August 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 +15 122 £450 - 21
London +8 95 £470 +1.62% 13
UK excluding London -13 27 £450 +13.92% 8
South West -7 8 £550 -
East of England +6 7 £373 - 4
South East -17 7 £525 +32.91% 2
North of England -14 4 £450 -7.69% 1
North West -5 3 £438 -2.78% 1
Yorkshire -5 1 £650 +23.81%
Midlands -11 1 £325 +1.96% 1
West Midlands -25 1 £325 - 1

For the 6 months to 19 August 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 82 (66.67%) Cisco
2 76 (61.79%) Firewall
3 62 (50.41%) OSPF
4 60 (48.78%) BGP
5 48 (39.02%) Finance
6 44 (35.77%) Cisco Certification
7 37 (30.08%) LAN
8 36 (29.27%) Data Centre
9 34 (27.64%) Low Latency
10 33 (26.83%) Linux
11 30 (24.39%) WAN
11 30 (24.39%) DNS
11 30 (24.39%) Juniper
12 29 (23.58%) EIGRP
12 29 (23.58%) Python
12 29 (23.58%) Cisco Nexus
13 28 (22.76%) TCP/IP
14 27 (21.95%) Windows
14 27 (21.95%) Project Management
14 27 (21.95%) Banking
15 26 (21.14%) Cisco IOS
16 25 (20.33%) CCNP
16 25 (20.33%) MPLS
17 24 (19.51%) TIBCO
18 23 (18.70%) Rendezvous
18 23 (18.70%) VPN
19 22 (17.89%) SQL
20 21 (17.07%) ITIL
20 21 (17.07%) Reuters
20 21 (17.07%) Bloomberg

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 (2.44%) Confluence
1 3 (2.44%) IIS
1 3 (2.44%) Tomcat
1 3 (2.44%) WebSphere
2 2 (1.63%) Apache
2 2 (1.63%) Oracle HTTP Server
2 2 (1.63%) SharePoint
3 1 (0.81%) WebSphere Application Server
3 1 (0.81%) Wowza Streaming Engine
Applications
1 4 (3.25%) MS Visio
2 3 (2.44%) Microsoft Excel
3 2 (1.63%) Microsoft Office
4 1 (0.81%) Microsoft PowerPoint
4 1 (0.81%) Quicktime
Business Applications
1 10 (8.13%) RMDS
2 7 (5.69%) ION MarketView
Cloud Services
1 6 (4.88%) Amazon AWS
2 3 (2.44%) IaaS
2 3 (2.44%) Microsoft Azure
2 3 (2.44%) PaaS
2 3 (2.44%) SaaS
3 2 (1.63%) Akamai
3 2 (1.63%) GitHub
4 1 (0.81%) Cloud Computing
4 1 (0.81%) Virtual Private Cloud
Communications & Networking
1 76 (61.79%) Firewall
2 62 (50.41%) OSPF
3 60 (48.78%) BGP
4 37 (30.08%) LAN
5 30 (24.39%) DNS
5 30 (24.39%) WAN
6 29 (23.58%) Cisco Nexus
6 29 (23.58%) EIGRP
7 28 (22.76%) TCP/IP
8 26 (21.14%) Cisco IOS
9 25 (20.33%) MPLS
10 23 (18.70%) VPN
11 21 (17.07%) Network Security
12 20 (16.26%) DHCP
13 18 (14.63%) Wireless
14 14 (11.38%) Cisco ASA
14 14 (11.38%) F5 BIG-IP LTM
14 14 (11.38%) Wireshark
15 13 (10.57%) F5 BIG-IP GTM
15 13 (10.57%) NX-OS
Database & Business Intelligence
1 7 (5.69%) SQL Server
2 4 (3.25%) Hadoop
3 2 (1.63%) Big Data
3 2 (1.63%) HBase
3 2 (1.63%) MongoDB
3 2 (1.63%) PostgreSQL
3 2 (1.63%) Redis
Development Applications
1 5 (4.07%) JIRA
2 3 (2.44%) Sonatype Nexus
3 1 (0.81%) Atlassian Bamboo
3 1 (0.81%) Git (software)
3 1 (0.81%) Jenkins
3 1 (0.81%) Visual Studio
General
1 48 (39.02%) Finance
2 27 (21.95%) Banking
3 9 (7.32%) Telecoms
4 7 (5.69%) Investment Banking
5 3 (2.44%) Corporate Banking
5 3 (2.44%) Front Office
6 2 (1.63%) Private Banking
7 1 (0.81%) Financial Institution
7 1 (0.81%) French Language
7 1 (0.81%) Manufacturing
7 1 (0.81%) Military
7 1 (0.81%) Publishing
7 1 (0.81%) Retail
Job Titles
1 62 (50.41%) Network Engineer
2 13 (10.57%) Applications Engineer
3 12 (9.76%) Network Security Engineer
3 12 (9.76%) Security Engineer
4 11 (8.94%) Cisco Engineer
4 11 (8.94%) Senior Network Engineer
5 10 (8.13%) Architect
5 10 (8.13%) Cisco Network Engineer
5 10 (8.13%) Linux Engineer
6 9 (7.32%) Linux Scripter
7 7 (5.69%) Designer
8 6 (4.88%) Deployment Engineer
8 6 (4.88%) Network Architect
9 5 (4.07%) Applications Support
9 5 (4.07%) Consultant
9 5 (4.07%) Data Centre Engineer
9 5 (4.07%) Electronic Trading Support
9 5 (4.07%) Migration Engineer
9 5 (4.07%) Network Deployment Engineer
9 5 (4.07%) Network Designer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 23 (18.70%) Rendezvous
2 8 (6.50%) 802.1X
3 6 (4.88%) Middleware
4 5 (4.07%) HTML
5 4 (3.25%) FIX Protocol
5 4 (3.25%) Spine.js
5 4 (3.25%) XML
6 3 (2.44%) Kafka
6 3 (2.44%) REST
7 2 (1.63%) XSLT
8 1 (0.81%) .NET
8 1 (0.81%) Elastic Stack
8 1 (0.81%) Flash
8 1 (0.81%) RFC 2544
8 1 (0.81%) Web Services
Miscellaneous
1 36 (29.27%) Data Centre
2 18 (14.63%) Foreign Exchange (FX)
3 15 (12.20%) Analytical Skills
4 13 (10.57%) Self-Motivation
5 6 (4.88%) Computer Science
6 5 (4.07%) Eurex
7 4 (3.25%) e-Health
8 3 (2.44%) Fixed Income
9 2 (1.63%) Equities
9 2 (1.63%) MPEG
9 2 (1.63%) PKI
9 2 (1.63%) Video\Live Streaming
10 1 (0.81%) Data Structures
10 1 (0.81%) Derivative
10 1 (0.81%) IPTV
10 1 (0.81%) iSeries
10 1 (0.81%) Mainframe
10 1 (0.81%) Mobile App
10 1 (0.81%) Over-the-Top Content
10 1 (0.81%) Video on Demand
Operating Systems
1 33 (26.83%) Linux
2 27 (21.95%) Windows
3 15 (12.20%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
4 14 (11.38%) Unix
5 5 (4.07%) Solaris
6 2 (1.63%) Android
7 1 (0.81%) Apple iOS
7 1 (0.81%) CentOS
7 1 (0.81%) Windows Server
Processes & Methodologies
1 34 (27.64%) Low Latency
2 27 (21.95%) Project Management
3 21 (17.07%) ITIL
4 20 (16.26%) Change Management
4 20 (16.26%) Network Design
5 18 (14.63%) Electronic Trading
5 18 (14.63%) High Availability
6 16 (13.01%) Migration
7 15 (12.20%) Load Balancing
8 14 (11.38%) Capacity Management
9 13 (10.57%) Network Management
10 12 (9.76%) Network Architecture
11 11 (8.94%) Incident Management
12 9 (7.32%) Change Control
13 8 (6.50%) Problem-Solving
14 6 (4.88%) Agile Software Development
14 6 (4.88%) DevOps
14 6 (4.88%) Network Monitoring
14 6 (4.88%) Network Virtualisation
14 6 (4.88%) Service Management
Programming Languages
1 29 (23.58%) Python
2 22 (17.89%) SQL
3 8 (6.50%) Java
4 7 (5.69%) Perl
5 5 (4.07%) Bash Shell
6 3 (2.44%) C++
6 3 (2.44%) JavaScript
7 2 (1.63%) C
7 2 (1.63%) PHP
7 2 (1.63%) PowerShell
8 1 (0.81%) Scala
8 1 (0.81%) Shell Script
8 1 (0.81%) Tcl
Qualifications
1 44 (35.77%) Cisco Certification
2 25 (20.33%) CCNP
3 19 (15.45%) CCIE
4 10 (8.13%) CCNA
5 8 (6.50%) SC Cleared
5 8 (6.50%) Security Cleared
6 7 (5.69%) CCSP
7 4 (3.25%) CCIE Routing and Switching
7 4 (3.25%) CCSE
7 4 (3.25%) Degree
7 4 (3.25%) Microsoft Certification
8 3 (2.44%) CCDP
8 3 (2.44%) CCIE Service Provider
8 3 (2.44%) JNCIP
9 2 (1.63%) ITIL Certification
9 2 (1.63%) JNCIE
10 1 (0.81%) CCIE Data Center
10 1 (0.81%) DV Cleared
10 1 (0.81%) HP MASE
10 1 (0.81%) Master's Degree
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 4 (3.25%) COBIT
2 3 (2.44%) QA
3 2 (1.63%) ISO/IEC 20000
3 2 (1.63%) ISO/IEC 27001
3 2 (1.63%) PCI DSS
3 2 (1.63%) SLA
System Software
1 10 (8.13%) VMware Infrastructure
2 5 (4.07%) Hyper-V
2 5 (4.07%) KVM
3 4 (3.25%) ProxySG
4 3 (2.44%) Docker
4 3 (2.44%) NFS
4 3 (2.44%) SRDF
4 3 (2.44%) Xen
5 2 (1.63%) Oracle RAC
5 2 (1.63%) VMware NSX
6 1 (0.81%) Active Directory
6 1 (0.81%) FreeRADIUS
6 1 (0.81%) Veritas Cluster Server
6 1 (0.81%) Virtual Machines
6 1 (0.81%) vSphere
Systems Management
1 4 (3.25%) vCenter Server
2 3 (2.44%) Ansible
2 3 (2.44%) CA Spectrum
2 3 (2.44%) Cisco IPCC
2 3 (2.44%) Control-M
2 3 (2.44%) Opscode Chef
2 3 (2.44%) Puppet
3 2 (1.63%) ITRS Geneos
3 2 (1.63%) Nagios
4 1 (0.81%) Cacti
4 1 (0.81%) Cisco LMS
4 1 (0.81%) Grafana
4 1 (0.81%) Kubernetes
4 1 (0.81%) Nessus
4 1 (0.81%) NetBackup
4 1 (0.81%) SCCM
4 1 (0.81%) SolarWinds Orion
4 1 (0.81%) vRealize
4 1 (0.81%) XenMobile
4 1 (0.81%) ZABBIX
Vendors
1 82 (66.67%) Cisco
2 30 (24.39%) Juniper
3 24 (19.51%) TIBCO
4 21 (17.07%) Bloomberg
4 21 (17.07%) Reuters
5 19 (15.45%) Arista
5 19 (15.45%) F5
6 16 (13.01%) CheckPoint
7 14 (11.38%) Red Hat
8 12 (9.76%) Palo Alto
8 12 (9.76%) Sun
8 12 (9.76%) VMware
9 10 (8.13%) Currenex
9 10 (8.13%) EMC
9 10 (8.13%) Fortinet
9 10 (8.13%) Oracle
10 9 (7.32%) Citrix
10 9 (7.32%) ION Trading
11 8 (6.50%) McAfee
11 8 (6.50%) SevOne