Period
to 12 November 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 12 November 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
12 Nov 2018
Same period 2017 Same period 2016
Rank 758 814 816
Rank change year-on-year +56 +2 -71
Contract jobs citing Multicast 134 74 105
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in the UK 0.13% 0.073% 0.099%
As % of the Communications & Networking category 0.99% 0.54% 0.65%
Number of daily rates quoted 95 43 69
UK median daily rate £450 £463 £500
Median daily rate % change year-on-year -2.70% -7.50% +11.11%
10th Percentile £313 £314 £260
90th Percentile £613 £550 £650
UK excluding London median daily rate £425 £450 £500
% change year-on-year -5.56% -10.00% +14.94%
Number of hourly rates quoted 6 0 4
UK median hourly rate £46.75 - £36.25
10th Percentile £44.00 - £35.50
90th Percentile £48.75 - £37.25
UK excluding London median hourly rate £46.75 - £36.25

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 13,488 13,816 16,216
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in the UK 13.12% 13.64% 15.35%
Number of daily rates quoted 8,102 8,426 9,830
UK median daily rate £425 £400 £400
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +6.25% - +3.90%
10th Percentile £200 £185 £213
90th Percentile £608 £588 £575
UK excluding London median daily rate £400 £375 £375
% change year-on-year +6.67% - +3.59%
Number of hourly rates quoted 636 730 826
UK median hourly rate £19.00 £19.56 £22.92
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year -2.88% -14.64% +11.79%
10th Percentile £12.24 £11.25 £11.72
90th Percentile £48.04 £47.28 £47.50
UK excluding London median hourly rate £18.50 £19.38 £25.00
% change year-on-year -4.54% -22.48% +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 12 November 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 12 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 12 November 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 +85 134 £450 -2.70% 35
London +42 76 £463 -1.33% 18
UK excluding London +20 58 £425 -5.56% 18
South East +14 27 £450 -14.29% 7
South West -10 16 £475 - 2
Midlands -2 7 £415 +30.20% 3
North of England -15 7 £526 +16.94% 2
North West -13 6 £403 -10.56% 2
West Midlands -20 6 £415 +27.69% 2
East of England +4 2 £370 - 3
East Midlands +18 1 £400 +28.00% 1
Yorkshire - 1 £650 -

For the 6 months to 12 November 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 87 (64.93%) Cisco
2 83 (61.94%) OSPF
3 72 (53.73%) Firewall
4 68 (50.75%) BGP
5 52 (38.81%) Cisco Certification
6 39 (29.10%) WAN
6 39 (29.10%) LAN
6 39 (29.10%) Finance
7 37 (27.61%) CCNP
7 37 (27.61%) Cisco Nexus
8 32 (23.88%) EIGRP
8 32 (23.88%) Wireless
9 31 (23.13%) Data Centre
10 30 (22.39%) Python
11 28 (20.90%) IPsec
12 27 (20.15%) Linux
12 27 (20.15%) Network Design
12 27 (20.15%) Fortinet
13 25 (18.66%) Juniper
14 24 (17.91%) SNMP
14 24 (17.91%) VPN
14 24 (17.91%) Migration
14 24 (17.91%) MPLS
14 24 (17.91%) Security Cleared
15 23 (17.16%) VRRP
15 23 (17.16%) Project Management
16 22 (16.42%) TCP/IP
16 22 (16.42%) Cisco ASA
16 22 (16.42%) Low Latency
17 21 (15.67%) High Availability

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 5 (3.73%) Confluence
2 2 (1.49%) Apache
3 1 (0.75%) Tomcat
3 1 (0.75%) WebSphere
3 1 (0.75%) WebSphere Application Server
Applications
1 15 (11.19%) MS Visio
2 14 (10.45%) Microsoft Office
3 11 (8.21%) Microsoft Excel
3 11 (8.21%) Microsoft PowerPoint
Business Applications
1 5 (3.73%) ION MarketView
2 1 (0.75%) RMDS
Cloud Services
1 4 (2.99%) Amazon AWS
2 2 (1.49%) Amazon S3
2 2 (1.49%) Cloud Computing
2 2 (1.49%) GitHub
2 2 (1.49%) IaaS
2 2 (1.49%) Microsoft Azure
2 2 (1.49%) PaaS
2 2 (1.49%) SaaS
Communications & Networking
1 83 (61.94%) OSPF
2 72 (53.73%) Firewall
3 68 (50.75%) BGP
4 39 (29.10%) LAN
4 39 (29.10%) WAN
5 37 (27.61%) Cisco Nexus
6 32 (23.88%) EIGRP
6 32 (23.88%) Wireless
7 28 (20.90%) IPsec
8 24 (17.91%) MPLS
8 24 (17.91%) SNMP
8 24 (17.91%) VPN
9 23 (17.16%) VRRP
10 22 (16.42%) Cisco ASA
10 22 (16.42%) TCP/IP
11 21 (15.67%) Cisco IOS
12 20 (14.93%) DMVPN
12 20 (14.93%) Wireshark
13 19 (14.18%) Network Security
14 18 (13.43%) VLAN
Database & Business Intelligence
1 2 (1.49%) Hadoop
1 2 (1.49%) MySQL
1 2 (1.49%) Redis
2 1 (0.75%) Big Data
2 1 (0.75%) GIS
2 1 (0.75%) SQL Server
Development Applications
1 12 (8.96%) JIRA
2 6 (4.48%) Sonatype Nexus
3 5 (3.73%) Atlassian Bamboo
4 2 (1.49%) Rational DOORS
5 1 (0.75%) Visual Studio
General
1 39 (29.10%) Finance
2 10 (7.46%) Banking
2 10 (7.46%) Telecoms
3 4 (2.99%) Manufacturing
4 3 (2.24%) Electronics
4 3 (2.24%) Marketing
5 2 (1.49%) Investment Banking
6 1 (0.75%) Advertising
6 1 (0.75%) French Language
6 1 (0.75%) Retail
Job Titles
1 71 (52.99%) Network Engineer
2 14 (10.45%) Architect
3 13 (9.70%) Designer
3 13 (9.70%) Network Architect
3 13 (9.70%) Network Designer
4 12 (8.96%) Senior Network Engineer
5 11 (8.21%) Linux Engineer
6 9 (6.72%) Applications Engineer
6 9 (6.72%) Technical Engineer
7 8 (5.97%) Cisco Engineer
7 8 (5.97%) Linux Scripter
7 8 (5.97%) Network Security Engineer
7 8 (5.97%) Security Engineer
8 7 (5.22%) Cisco Network Engineer
8 7 (5.22%) Network Design Architect
9 6 (4.48%) Data Network Engineer
10 5 (3.73%) Consultant
10 5 (3.73%) Implementation Engineer
10 5 (3.73%) Migration Engineer
10 5 (3.73%) Network Implementation Engineer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 11 (8.21%) Rendezvous
2 8 (5.97%) 802.1X
3 7 (5.22%) Spine.js
4 3 (2.24%) REST
5 2 (1.49%) Kafka
5 2 (1.49%) LAMP
5 2 (1.49%) Web Services
6 1 (0.75%) .NET
6 1 (0.75%) Elastic Stack
6 1 (0.75%) HTML
6 1 (0.75%) Middleware
6 1 (0.75%) RFC 2544
6 1 (0.75%) SAML
Miscellaneous
1 31 (23.13%) Data Centre
2 11 (8.21%) Foreign Exchange (FX)
3 9 (6.72%) Analytical Skills
3 9 (6.72%) Mobile App
3 9 (6.72%) Self-Motivation
4 8 (5.97%) Computer Science
5 4 (2.99%) Fintech
6 3 (2.24%) PKI
7 2 (1.49%) Hybrid Cloud
7 2 (1.49%) Public Cloud
8 1 (0.75%) Clustering
8 1 (0.75%) Fixed Income
8 1 (0.75%) iSeries
8 1 (0.75%) Mainframe
8 1 (0.75%) Management Information System
8 1 (0.75%) MPEG
8 1 (0.75%) Over-the-Top Content
8 1 (0.75%) Pricing Data
8 1 (0.75%) Video on Demand
8 1 (0.75%) Video\Live Streaming
Operating Systems
1 27 (20.15%) Linux
2 16 (11.94%) Windows
3 13 (9.70%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
4 3 (2.24%) Windows Server
5 2 (1.49%) Android
5 2 (1.49%) Debian
5 2 (1.49%) Unix
6 1 (0.75%) Apple iOS
6 1 (0.75%) CentOS
6 1 (0.75%) Solaris
Processes & Methodologies
1 27 (20.15%) Network Design
2 24 (17.91%) Migration
3 23 (17.16%) Project Management
4 22 (16.42%) Low Latency
5 21 (15.67%) High Availability
6 18 (13.43%) Network Architecture
7 17 (12.69%) Network Management
8 14 (10.45%) Change Management
8 14 (10.45%) Electronic Trading
9 12 (8.96%) ITIL
10 11 (8.21%) Network Virtualisation
11 10 (7.46%) Capacity Management
11 10 (7.46%) Load Balancing
11 10 (7.46%) Presales
12 9 (6.72%) Decision-Making
12 9 (6.72%) Mobile Device Management
12 9 (6.72%) Ultra-Low Latency
13 7 (5.22%) Change Control
13 7 (5.22%) Incident Management
13 7 (5.22%) Network Monitoring
Programming Languages
1 30 (22.39%) Python
2 11 (8.21%) SQL
3 8 (5.97%) Bash Shell
3 8 (5.97%) Perl
4 6 (4.48%) PowerShell
5 3 (2.24%) Shell Script
6 2 (1.49%) C
6 2 (1.49%) Java
6 2 (1.49%) Ruby
7 1 (0.75%) C++
7 1 (0.75%) JavaScript
7 1 (0.75%) Tcl
Qualifications
1 52 (38.81%) Cisco Certification
2 37 (27.61%) CCNP
3 24 (17.91%) Security Cleared
4 21 (15.67%) CCIE
5 19 (14.18%) SC Cleared
6 12 (8.96%) HP MASE
7 7 (5.22%) CCNA
7 7 (5.22%) CCSP
8 6 (4.48%) JNCIP
9 5 (3.73%) DV Cleared
9 5 (3.73%) VMware Certified Professional (VCP)
10 4 (2.99%) CCIE Routing and Switching
10 4 (2.99%) CCIE Service Provider
10 4 (2.99%) CCSE
10 4 (2.99%) CISSP
10 4 (2.99%) Degree
11 3 (2.24%) Microsoft Certification
12 2 (1.49%) Avaya Certification
12 2 (1.49%) ITIL Certification
12 2 (1.49%) MCSE
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 3 (2.24%) COBIT
2 2 (1.49%) SLA
3 1 (0.75%) QA
System Software
1 12 (8.96%) FreeRADIUS
2 7 (5.22%) VMware Infrastructure
3 4 (2.99%) Virtual Machines
4 2 (1.49%) Docker
4 2 (1.49%) Firmware
4 2 (1.49%) VMware ESXi
5 1 (0.75%) Active Directory
5 1 (0.75%) Hyper-V
5 1 (0.75%) KVM
5 1 (0.75%) NFS
5 1 (0.75%) ProxySG
5 1 (0.75%) SRDF
5 1 (0.75%) Veritas Cluster Server
5 1 (0.75%) VMware NSX
5 1 (0.75%) vSphere
5 1 (0.75%) Xen
Systems Management
1 7 (5.22%) Cisco UCCX
2 5 (3.73%) Ansible
2 5 (3.73%) vCenter Server
3 4 (2.99%) Nagios
3 4 (2.99%) Puppet
4 3 (2.24%) Cisco IPCC
5 2 (1.49%) CSIRT
5 2 (1.49%) Network Intrusion Detection System
5 2 (1.49%) Opscode Chef
6 1 (0.75%) Cacti
6 1 (0.75%) Cisco CUCM
6 1 (0.75%) Grafana
6 1 (0.75%) Nessus
6 1 (0.75%) NetBackup
6 1 (0.75%) SCCM
6 1 (0.75%) Systems Management Server (SMS)
6 1 (0.75%) XenMobile
6 1 (0.75%) ZABBIX
Vendors
1 87 (64.93%) Cisco
2 27 (20.15%) Fortinet
3 25 (18.66%) Juniper
4 19 (14.18%) CheckPoint
5 17 (12.69%) Microsoft
5 17 (12.69%) TIBCO
6 16 (11.94%) Arista
6 16 (11.94%) Aruba
7 14 (10.45%) HP
7 14 (10.45%) Palo Alto
8 13 (9.70%) Brocade
9 12 (8.96%) Bloomberg
10 11 (8.21%) Red Hat
10 11 (8.21%) Reuters
11 10 (7.46%) VMware
12 8 (5.97%) Currenex
12 8 (5.97%) Sun
13 7 (5.22%) Citrix
13 7 (5.22%) F5
13 7 (5.22%) SolarWinds