Period
to 23 February 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 23 February 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
23 Feb 2018
Same period 2017 Same period 2016
Rank 782 730 718
Rank change year-on-year -52 -12 -60
Contract jobs citing Multicast 89 120 159
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in the UK 0.088% 0.13% 0.15%
As % of the Communications & Networking category 0.67% 0.84% 1.05%
Number of daily rates quoted 67 62 121
UK median daily rate £475 £483 £525
Median daily rate % change year-on-year -1.55% -8.10% +31.25%
10th Percentile £400 £268 £228
90th Percentile £543 £713 £650
UK excluding London median daily rate £475 £285 £575
% change year-on-year +66.67% -50.43% +39.39%
Number of hourly rates quoted 3 15 1
UK median hourly rate £44.60 £47.00 £43.00
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year -5.12% +9.30% -4.44%
UK excluding London median hourly rate £44.50 £47.00 £43.00
% change year-on-year -5.32% +9.30% -4.44%

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 13,291 14,275 15,142
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in the UK 13.10% 14.87% 14.00%
Number of daily rates quoted 8,200 8,706 8,873
UK median daily rate £401 £400 £400
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +0.13% - +6.67%
10th Percentile £185 £213 £213
90th Percentile £588 £575 £563
UK excluding London median daily rate £375 £375 £375
Number of hourly rates quoted 697 764 822
UK median hourly rate £19.64 £21.50 £22.50
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year -8.65% -4.44% +12.50%
10th Percentile £11.03 £11.37 £11.25
90th Percentile £47.50 £50.00 £48.00
UK excluding London median hourly rate £20.00 £21.50 £21.63
% change year-on-year -6.98% -0.58% -3.24%

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 23 February 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 9 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 February 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 -32 87 £475 -5.00% 26
London -72 44 £425 -17.07% 18
UK excluding London +3 43 £475 +66.67% 8
South East +22 38 £475 -26.92% 2
South West - 13 £475 -
West Midlands +5 2 £325 +14.04% 2
Midlands +2 2 £325 +14.04% 2
North of England +33 1 - - 2
Yorkshire -1 1 - - 2

For the 6 months to 23 February 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 55 (61.80%) BGP
2 52 (58.43%) Cisco
3 43 (48.31%) Firewall
4 39 (43.82%) MPLS
5 33 (37.08%) OSPF
5 33 (37.08%) Cisco Certification
6 29 (32.58%) VPN
7 28 (31.46%) EIGRP
7 28 (31.46%) Palo Alto
8 26 (29.21%) CCNP
9 25 (28.09%) WAN
9 25 (28.09%) Data Centre
10 24 (26.97%) Finance
10 24 (26.97%) Network Design
11 23 (25.84%) Security Cleared
12 22 (24.72%) SC Cleared
12 22 (24.72%) LAN
13 21 (23.60%) IPv6
13 21 (23.60%) Network Security
13 21 (23.60%) Cisco ASA
14 19 (21.35%) Load Balancing
14 19 (21.35%) TCP/IP
15 18 (20.22%) Cisco Nexus
16 17 (19.10%) CheckPoint
16 17 (19.10%) CCIE
17 16 (17.98%) DNS
18 15 (16.85%) F5
19 14 (15.73%) Microsoft
19 14 (15.73%) Unix
19 14 (15.73%) Wireless

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 2 (2.25%) Apache
1 2 (2.25%) Apache Spark
2 1 (1.12%) Skype for Business
Applications
1 12 (13.48%) MS Visio
2 3 (3.37%) Microsoft Office
3 2 (2.25%) Microsoft Excel
Business Applications
1 7 (7.87%) RMDS
2 1 (1.12%) Eikon
Cloud Services
1 2 (2.25%) IaaS
1 2 (2.25%) PaaS
2 1 (1.12%) Microsoft Azure
2 1 (1.12%) Office 365
Communications & Networking
1 55 (61.80%) BGP
2 43 (48.31%) Firewall
3 39 (43.82%) MPLS
4 33 (37.08%) OSPF
5 29 (32.58%) VPN
6 28 (31.46%) EIGRP
7 25 (28.09%) WAN
8 22 (24.72%) LAN
9 21 (23.60%) Cisco ASA
9 21 (23.60%) IPv6
9 21 (23.60%) Network Security
10 19 (21.35%) TCP/IP
11 18 (20.22%) Cisco Nexus
12 16 (17.98%) DNS
13 14 (15.73%) Wireless
14 11 (12.36%) DHCP
15 9 (10.11%) IPsec
16 7 (7.87%) IPv4
17 5 (5.62%) F5 BIG-IP LTM
17 5 (5.62%) VLAN
Database & Business Intelligence
1 2 (2.25%) Apache Hive
1 2 (2.25%) Big Data
1 2 (2.25%) Hadoop
1 2 (2.25%) InfluxDB
1 2 (2.25%) NoSQL
1 2 (2.25%) OpenTSDB
1 2 (2.25%) Sqoop
2 1 (1.12%) Apache Cassandra
2 1 (1.12%) HBase
2 1 (1.12%) MongoDB
2 1 (1.12%) MySQL
Development Applications
1 3 (3.37%) VSS/SourceSafe
2 2 (2.25%) GCC
3 1 (1.12%) AppScan
3 1 (1.12%) Burp Suite
3 1 (1.12%) Paros
3 1 (1.12%) WebScarab
General
1 24 (26.97%) Finance
2 9 (10.11%) Banking
3 3 (3.37%) Financial Institution
3 3 (3.37%) Telecoms
4 2 (2.25%) Legal
4 2 (2.25%) Military
5 1 (1.12%) Investment Banking
5 1 (1.12%) Manufacturing
5 1 (1.12%) Retail
Job Titles
1 50 (56.18%) Network Engineer
2 18 (20.22%) Network Security Engineer
2 18 (20.22%) Security Engineer
3 6 (6.74%) Cisco Engineer
3 6 (6.74%) Consultant
4 5 (5.62%) Architect
4 5 (5.62%) Cisco Network Engineer
5 4 (4.49%) Firewall Engineer
5 4 (4.49%) Lead Network Engineer
5 4 (4.49%) Network Architect
5 4 (4.49%) Network Consultant
5 4 (4.49%) Network Specialist
6 3 (3.37%) Developer
6 3 (3.37%) Network Security Consultant
6 3 (3.37%) Project Manager
6 3 (3.37%) Security Consultant
6 3 (3.37%) Senior Network Engineer
7 2 (2.25%) IP Network Engineer
7 2 (2.25%) Network Designer
7 2 (2.25%) Senior Security Engineer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 8 (8.99%) Rendezvous
2 3 (3.37%) 802.1X
2 3 (3.37%) WebSockets
3 2 (2.25%) FIX Protocol
3 2 (2.25%) HTML
3 2 (2.25%) Kafka
3 2 (2.25%) XML
4 1 (1.12%) .NET
4 1 (1.12%) CGI
4 1 (1.12%) CSS
4 1 (1.12%) Middleware
4 1 (1.12%) Protocol Buffers
4 1 (1.12%) RabbitMQ
4 1 (1.12%) STL
4 1 (1.12%) Ultra Messaging
Miscellaneous
1 25 (28.09%) Data Centre
2 8 (8.99%) Clustering
3 4 (4.49%) Analytical Skills
4 2 (2.25%) Computer Science
4 2 (2.25%) Distributed Denial-of-Service
4 2 (2.25%) Fintech
4 2 (2.25%) Foreign Exchange (FX)
4 2 (2.25%) iPhone
4 2 (2.25%) Linux Command Line
4 2 (2.25%) Management Information System
4 2 (2.25%) PKI
5 1 (1.12%) Algorithms
5 1 (1.12%) Greenfield Project
5 1 (1.12%) Mobile App
5 1 (1.12%) Video on Demand
5 1 (1.12%) Video\Live Streaming
Operating Systems
1 14 (15.73%) Unix
2 12 (13.48%) Windows
3 9 (10.11%) Linux
4 8 (8.99%) Solaris
4 8 (8.99%) Windows Server 2003
4 8 (8.99%) Windows Server 2008
5 3 (3.37%) Windows Server
6 2 (2.25%) Apple iOS
6 2 (2.25%) FreeBSD
Processes & Methodologies
1 24 (26.97%) Network Design
2 19 (21.35%) Load Balancing
3 12 (13.48%) High Availability
3 12 (13.48%) Service Delivery
4 10 (11.24%) Migration
4 10 (11.24%) Network Monitoring
5 9 (10.11%) Disaster Recovery
5 9 (10.11%) ITIL
5 9 (10.11%) Project Management
6 8 (8.99%) Business Continuity
6 8 (8.99%) Network Optimisation
6 8 (8.99%) Performance Management
7 7 (7.87%) Agile Software Development
7 7 (7.87%) Statistics
8 6 (6.74%) DevOps
8 6 (6.74%) Network Management
9 5 (5.62%) Change Control
9 5 (5.62%) Change Management
9 5 (5.62%) Low Latency
10 4 (4.49%) Service Management
Programming Languages
1 12 (13.48%) Python
2 8 (8.99%) Perl
3 4 (4.49%) Bash Shell
3 4 (4.49%) C++
3 4 (4.49%) Java
3 4 (4.49%) SQL
4 3 (3.37%) C
4 3 (3.37%) JavaScript
5 1 (1.12%) C#
Qualifications
1 33 (37.08%) Cisco Certification
2 26 (29.21%) CCNP
3 23 (25.84%) Security Cleared
4 22 (24.72%) SC Cleared
5 17 (19.10%) CCIE
6 6 (6.74%) CCDP
6 6 (6.74%) CCIE Routing and Switching
7 5 (5.62%) CCNA
8 4 (4.49%) Degree
9 2 (2.25%) CCIE Service Provider
9 2 (2.25%) CCMSE
9 2 (2.25%) CCSE
9 2 (2.25%) CCSP
9 2 (2.25%) DV Cleared
10 1 (1.12%) CCIE Data Center
10 1 (1.12%) CCIE Wireless
10 1 (1.12%) CCIP
10 1 (1.12%) CCNP Voice
10 1 (1.12%) Computer Science Degree
10 1 (1.12%) Master's Degree
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 7 (7.87%) Sarbanes-Oxley
2 4 (4.49%) ISO/IEC 20000
2 4 (4.49%) ISO/IEC 27001
2 4 (4.49%) PCI DSS
3 2 (2.25%) COBIT
3 2 (2.25%) QA
4 1 (1.12%) ISO/IEC 27002 (supersedes ISO/IEC 17799)
4 1 (1.12%) SLA
System Software
1 4 (4.49%) Active Directory
1 4 (4.49%) VMware Infrastructure
2 3 (3.37%) VMware ESXi
3 2 (2.25%) Apache Flume
3 2 (2.25%) Docker
3 2 (2.25%) NFS
3 2 (2.25%) vSphere
4 1 (1.12%) Apache ZooKeeper
4 1 (1.12%) etcd
4 1 (1.12%) Firmware
4 1 (1.12%) FreeRADIUS
4 1 (1.12%) HDFS
4 1 (1.12%) Hyper-V
Systems Management
1 9 (10.11%) SolarWinds Orion
2 4 (4.49%) Cisco Prime
3 3 (3.37%) Nessus
4 2 (2.25%) Ansible
4 2 (2.25%) Kubernetes
4 2 (2.25%) Mesos
4 2 (2.25%) Opscode Chef
4 2 (2.25%) Prometheus
4 2 (2.25%) Puppet
4 2 (2.25%) WhatsUp Gold
5 1 (1.12%) Cisco LMS
5 1 (1.12%) Consul
5 1 (1.12%) Hadoop YARN
5 1 (1.12%) Juniper STRM
5 1 (1.12%) Thomson Reuters DACS
Vendors
1 52 (58.43%) Cisco
2 28 (31.46%) Palo Alto
3 17 (19.10%) CheckPoint
4 15 (16.85%) F5
5 14 (15.73%) Microsoft
6 13 (14.61%) HP
7 12 (13.48%) Juniper
7 12 (13.48%) SolarWinds
8 8 (8.99%) Tufin
9 7 (7.87%) Arista
9 7 (7.87%) Bloomberg
9 7 (7.87%) Citrix
10 6 (6.74%) TIBCO
11 5 (5.62%) Splunk
11 5 (5.62%) Tradeweb
12 4 (4.49%) Aruba
12 4 (4.49%) Radianz
12 4 (4.49%) VMware
13 3 (3.37%) BT
14 2 (2.25%) Blue Coat