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 3 months to 26 March 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.

3 months to
26 Mar 2017
Same period 2016 Same period 2015
Multicast
UK
Rank 558 574 506
Rank change year-on-year +16 -68  
Contract jobs citing Multicast 51 67 117
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in the UK 0.11% 0.13% 0.22%
As % of the Communications & Networking category 0.78% 0.85% 1.48%
Number of daily rates quoted 25 45 79
Median daily rate £450 £500 £413
Median daily rate % change year-on-year -10.00% +21.21%  
90% offered a daily rate of more than £300 £229 £290
10% offered a daily rate of more than £552 £625 £650
UK excluding London median daily rate £385 £400 £350
% change year-on-year -3.75% +14.28%  
Number of hourly rates quoted 11 5 3
Median hourly rate £47.00 £46.00 £47.50
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year +2.17% -3.15%  
UK excluding London median hourly rate £45.50 £46.00 £47.50
% change year-on-year -1.08% -3.15%  

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

Contract Communications & Computer Network Skills
UK
Contract job vacancies with a requirement for communications and computer networking skills 6534 7871 7887
As % of all contract IT job vacancies advertised in the UK 14.61% 14.79% 14.82%
Number of daily rates quoted 4036 4697 4305
Median daily rate £400 £380 £363
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +5.26% +4.82%  
90% offered a daily rate of more than £238 £235 £205
10% offered a daily rate of more than £550 £540 £500
UK excluding London median daily rate £375 £363 £347
% change year-on-year +3.44% +4.32%  
Number of hourly rates quoted 356 337 437
Median hourly rate £25.00 £32.00 £27.32
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year -21.87% +17.15%  
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £12.50 £13.00 £13.00
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £50.00 £50.00 £47.50
UK excluding London median hourly rate £22.85 £37.00 £30.00
% change year-on-year -38.24% +23.33%  

Multicast
Job Vacancy Trend

The job posting trend of jobs advertised citing Multicast as a proportion of all contract or permanent IT jobs with a match in the Communications & Networking category.

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 3 months to 26 March 2017.

Contractor daily rate histogram for Multicast in the UK

Multicast
Contractor Hourly Rate Trend

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

Contractor hourly rate trend for Multicast in the UK

Multicast
Contractor Hourly Rate Histogram

The hourly rate distribution of IT jobs citing Multicast over the 3 months to 26 March 2017.

Contractor hourly rate histogram for Multicast in the UK

Multicast
Top 18 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 3 months to 26 March 2017. The 'Rank Change' column provides an indication of the change in demand within each location based on the same 3 month period last year.

Location Rank Change
on Same Period
Last Year
Matching
Contract
IT Job Ads
Median
Daily Rate
Last 3 Months
Median Daily Rate
% Change
on Same Period
Last Year
Live
Job
Vacancies
England +20 43 £450 -10.00% 19
London +30 34 £450 -10.00% 16
New Malden - 7 - -
South East +12 6 £385 -38.40% 3
Scotland +22 4 £450 -
City of London +1 4 £508 +12.77% 6
Aberdeen -1 4 £450 -
Berkshire - 4 £395 -
Hampshire -7 2 £375 -40.00%
Yorkshire +16 1 £525 -
Sheffield +1 1 £525 -
South Yorkshire -2 1 £525 -
Fareham -17 1 £375 -40.00%
Slough - 1 - -
Reading - 1 - -
North West - 1 - -
West Midlands - 1 £285 -
Birmingham - 1 £285 -

Multicast
Top 30 Related IT Skills

For the 6 months to 26 March 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 75 (64.66%) Cisco
2 55 (47.41%) TCP/IP
3 54 (46.55%) BGP
4 49 (42.24%) OSPF
5 45 (38.79%) LAN
6 44 (37.93%) MPLS
6 44 (37.93%) Cisco Certification
7 43 (37.07%) Finance
8 41 (35.34%) Firewall
8 41 (35.34%) WAN
9 36 (31.03%) Linux
10 30 (25.86%) CCNP
11 29 (25.00%) Juniper
11 29 (25.00%) VMware
12 28 (24.14%) Windows
13 27 (23.28%) Unix
14 26 (22.41%) Wireless
15 25 (21.55%) Cisco Nexus
16 24 (20.69%) Banking
16 24 (20.69%) Cisco IOS
16 24 (20.69%) Perl
16 24 (20.69%) SQL
17 23 (19.83%) CCNA
17 23 (19.83%) VPLS
18 22 (18.97%) Middleware
19 21 (18.10%) Solaris
19 21 (18.10%) SNMP
19 21 (18.10%) VMware Infrastructure
20 20 (17.24%) VLAN
21 19 (16.38%) Internet

Multicast
Top Related 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 14 (12.07%) WebSphere
2 10 (8.62%) Apache
2 10 (8.62%) Elasticsearch
2 10 (8.62%) IIS
2 10 (8.62%) Oracle HTTP Server
2 10 (8.62%) Tomcat
3 9 (7.76%) DataSynapse
3 9 (7.76%) Oracle Coherence
4 2 (1.72%) Cloud Foundry
Applications
1 12 (10.34%) MS Excel
1 12 (10.34%) MS Visio
2 1 (0.86%) MS Office
Cloud Services
1 3 (2.59%) Amazon AWS
1 3 (2.59%) Cloud Computing
2 1 (0.86%) SaaS
Communications & Networking
1 55 (47.41%) TCP/IP
2 54 (46.55%) BGP
3 49 (42.24%) OSPF
4 45 (38.79%) LAN
5 44 (37.93%) MPLS
6 41 (35.34%) Firewall
6 41 (35.34%) WAN
7 26 (22.41%) Wireless
8 25 (21.55%) Cisco Nexus
9 24 (20.69%) Cisco IOS
10 23 (19.83%) VPLS
11 21 (18.10%) SNMP
12 20 (17.24%) VLAN
13 19 (16.38%) Internet
14 18 (15.52%) HTTP
15 17 (14.66%) Ethernet
16 16 (13.79%) SAN
17 15 (12.93%) EIGRP
17 15 (12.93%) Network Security
18 14 (12.07%) DNS
Database & Business Intelligence
1 15 (12.93%) SQL Server
2 10 (8.62%) PostgreSQL
3 9 (7.76%) Hadoop
3 9 (7.76%) HBase
Development Applications
1 3 (2.59%) Team Foundation Server
2 2 (1.72%) Sonatype Nexus
3 1 (0.86%) JMeter
3 1 (0.86%) JUnit
3 1 (0.86%) Rational DOORS
General
1 43 (37.07%) Finance
2 24 (20.69%) Banking
3 15 (12.93%) Telecoms
4 8 (6.90%) Investment Banking
5 6 (5.17%) Financial Institution
6 4 (3.45%) Billing
6 4 (3.45%) Electronics
6 4 (3.45%) Legal
6 4 (3.45%) Marketing
7 3 (2.59%) Front Office
8 2 (1.72%) Corporate Banking
9 1 (0.86%) Retail
9 1 (0.86%) Retail Banking
Job Titles
1 45 (38.79%) Network Engineer
2 16 (13.79%) Data Engineer
3 14 (12.07%) Network Support
4 13 (11.21%) Network Support Engineer
4 13 (11.21%) Support Engineer
5 12 (10.34%) Architect
6 11 (9.48%) Infrastructure Architect
7 10 (8.62%) Developer
8 9 (7.76%) Unix Engineer
9 8 (6.90%) Market Data Engineer
9 8 (6.90%) Senior Network Engineer
10 7 (6.03%) Systems Engineer
10 7 (6.03%) Unix Systems Engineer
11 5 (4.31%) Systems Integrator
11 5 (4.31%) Unix Systems Integrator
12 4 (3.45%) Cisco Network Engineer
12 4 (3.45%) Implementation Engineer
12 4 (3.45%) Messaging Engineer
12 4 (3.45%) Senior Java Developer
12 4 (3.45%) WebSphere Engineer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 22 (18.97%) Middleware
2 10 (8.62%) Elastic Stack
2 10 (8.62%) Rendezvous
3 9 (7.76%) HTML
3 9 (7.76%) XML
3 9 (7.76%) XSLT
4 6 (5.17%) .NET
5 4 (3.45%) 802.1X
5 4 (3.45%) CSS
5 4 (3.45%) FIX Protocol
5 4 (3.45%) TIBCO EMS
5 4 (3.45%) Ultra Messaging
5 4 (3.45%) WebSphere MQ
6 3 (2.59%) .NET Framework
6 3 (2.59%) IBM Integration Bus
6 3 (2.59%) QuickFIX
6 3 (2.59%) WCF
7 2 (1.72%) Web Services
7 2 (1.72%) XMPP
Miscellaneous
1 12 (10.34%) CMDB
2 9 (7.76%) Analytical Skills
2 9 (7.76%) IPTV
2 9 (7.76%) Linux Command Line
3 8 (6.90%) Over-the-Top Content
3 8 (6.90%) STB
3 8 (6.90%) Video on Demand
4 7 (6.03%) Computer Science
4 7 (6.03%) Equities
5 6 (5.17%) Data Centre
6 5 (4.31%) Foreign Exchange (FX)
7 4 (3.45%) Online Banking
7 4 (3.45%) TWAP
7 4 (3.45%) VWAP
8 3 (2.59%) Management Information System
9 2 (1.72%) Algorithms
9 2 (1.72%) Distributed Denial-of-Service
9 2 (1.72%) RIA
9 2 (1.72%) RSA SecurID
10 1 (0.86%) Field-Programmable Gate Array
Operating Systems
1 36 (31.03%) Linux
2 28 (24.14%) Windows
3 27 (23.28%) Unix
4 21 (18.10%) Solaris
5 11 (9.48%) CatOS
6 10 (8.62%) FreeBSD
7 8 (6.90%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
8 4 (3.45%) Android
9 3 (2.59%) AIX
Processes & Methodologies
1 18 (15.52%) Network Design
2 17 (14.66%) ITIL
3 16 (13.79%) Low Latency
4 15 (12.93%) Performance Tuning
4 15 (12.93%) Project Management
5 14 (12.07%) Change Control
6 12 (10.34%) Agile Software Development
6 12 (10.34%) Configuration Management
6 12 (10.34%) QMS
7 11 (9.48%) Problem Management
7 11 (9.48%) Release Management
8 10 (8.62%) Benchmarking
8 10 (8.62%) High Availability
8 10 (8.62%) Multithreading
8 10 (8.62%) Open Source
9 9 (7.76%) Network Architecture
9 9 (7.76%) Network Management
9 9 (7.76%) Quality Management
10 8 (6.90%) DevOps
10 8 (6.90%) Incident Management
Programming Languages
1 24 (20.69%) Perl
1 24 (20.69%) SQL
2 18 (15.52%) Python
3 16 (13.79%) Java
4 13 (11.21%) C
5 10 (8.62%) tcsh
6 9 (7.76%) JavaScript
7 8 (6.90%) Bash Shell
8 7 (6.03%) C++
9 3 (2.59%) C#
Qualifications
1 44 (37.93%) Cisco Certification
2 30 (25.86%) CCNP
3 23 (19.83%) CCNA
4 12 (10.34%) CCIP
5 9 (7.76%) Degree
5 9 (7.76%) JNCIA
5 9 (7.76%) Security Cleared
6 7 (6.03%) CCIE
6 7 (6.03%) SC Cleared
7 4 (3.45%) DV Cleared
8 3 (2.59%) CCSP
9 1 (0.86%) BPSS Clearance
9 1 (0.86%) CCSA
9 1 (0.86%) ISEB
9 1 (0.86%) ISTQB
9 1 (0.86%) ISTQB Foundation Certification
9 1 (0.86%) JNCIE
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 17 (14.66%) SLA
2 3 (2.59%) MiFID
3 1 (0.86%) Disclosure Scotland
3 1 (0.86%) ISO 9001
3 1 (0.86%) ISO/IEC 27001
3 1 (0.86%) PCI DSS
System Software
1 21 (18.10%) VMware Infrastructure
2 13 (11.21%) SRDF
3 11 (9.48%) Hyper-V
3 11 (9.48%) KVM
3 11 (9.48%) NFS
3 11 (9.48%) Xen
4 10 (8.62%) Samba
4 10 (8.62%) Snort
5 9 (7.76%) Oracle RAC
6 3 (2.59%) vCloud
7 2 (1.72%) ProxySG
8 1 (0.86%) Virtual Machines
8 1 (0.86%) VMware ESXi
Systems Management
1 16 (13.79%) Nagios
2 10 (8.62%) Kibana
2 10 (8.62%) logstash
2 10 (8.62%) Oracle ZFS
2 10 (8.62%) SmokePing
3 8 (6.90%) ITRS Geneos
4 7 (6.03%) Thomson Reuters DACS
5 2 (1.72%) Cacti
5 2 (1.72%) OpenAM
5 2 (1.72%) Opscode Chef
5 2 (1.72%) Pingdom
5 2 (1.72%) Puppet
5 2 (1.72%) WhatsUp Gold
5 2 (1.72%) ZABBIX
6 1 (0.86%) Cisco Prime
6 1 (0.86%) Control-M
6 1 (0.86%) SCOM
Vendors
1 75 (64.66%) Cisco
2 29 (25.00%) Juniper
2 29 (25.00%) VMware
3 19 (16.38%) F5
4 15 (12.93%) Oracle
5 14 (12.07%) IBM
5 14 (12.07%) TIBCO
6 13 (11.21%) EMC
7 12 (10.34%) Huawei
7 12 (10.34%) NetApp
7 12 (10.34%) Sybase
8 11 (9.48%) Intel
9 10 (8.62%) Reuters
10 9 (7.76%) BT
10 9 (7.76%) HP
10 9 (7.76%) Siemens
11 8 (6.90%) CheckPoint
11 8 (6.90%) Microsoft
11 8 (6.90%) Red Hat
12 6 (5.17%) Palo Alto
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