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 23 June 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.

Multicast
UK
3 months to
23 Jun 2017
Same period 2016 Same period 2015
Rank 548 568 528
Rank change year-on-year +20 -40  
Contract jobs citing Multicast 54 75 111
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in the UK 0.12% 0.14% 0.20%
As % of the Communications & Networking category 0.85% 0.86% 1.37%
Number of daily rates quoted 30 53 79
Median daily rate £436 £450 £425
Median daily rate % change year-on-year -3.05% +5.88%  
90% offered a daily rate of more than £236 £228 £277
10% offered a daily rate of more than £521 £620 £603
UK excluding London median daily rate £319 £470 £340
% change year-on-year -32.18% +38.23%  
Number of hourly rates quoted 2 2 0
Median hourly rate £47.00 £36.00 -
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year +30.55% -  
UK excluding London median hourly rate - £36.00 -

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 6347 8686 8118
As % of all contract IT job vacancies advertised in the UK 13.56% 16.14% 14.45%
Number of daily rates quoted 3768 5279 4580
Median daily rate £400 £389 £360
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +2.82% +8.05%  
90% offered a daily rate of more than £213 £240 £213
10% offered a daily rate of more than £550 £550 £500
UK excluding London median daily rate £375 £365 £347
% change year-on-year +2.73% +5.04%  
Number of hourly rates quoted 395 426 473
Median hourly rate £27.50 £29.00 £24.00
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year -5.17% +20.83%  
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £12.25 £13.00 £13.00
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £50.00 £47.83 £47.67
UK excluding London median hourly rate £27.50 £32.50 £26.00
% change year-on-year -15.38% +25.00%  

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

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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

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Contractor Daily Rate Histogram

The daily rate distribution of IT jobs citing Multicast over the 3 months to 23 June 2017.

Contractor daily rate histogram for Multicast in the UK

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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

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Top 16 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 23 June 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 +13 54 £436 -3.05% 19
London -2 44 £438 -2.77% 11
South East +6 7 £500 +17.64% 4
City of London -4 7 £250 -37.50% 4
Berkshire +20 5 - - 3
Reading +17 5 - - 2
West Midlands +13 2 £310 - 1
New Malden - 2 - -
Birmingham - 2 £310 - 1
Buckinghamshire -16 1 - - 1
Derbyshire - 1 £313 -
Hampshire - 1 £500 -
Derby - 1 £313 -
Canary Wharf - 1 - -
Southampton - 1 £500 -
East Midlands - 1 £313 - 1

For the 6 months to 23 June 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 64 (60.95%) Cisco
2 57 (54.29%) BGP
3 50 (47.62%) Cisco Certification
4 46 (43.81%) OSPF
5 44 (41.90%) CCNP
6 41 (39.05%) MPLS
7 38 (36.19%) Firewall
8 37 (35.24%) TCP/IP
9 34 (32.38%) Finance
10 32 (30.48%) LAN
11 30 (28.57%) WAN
11 30 (28.57%) Juniper
12 27 (25.71%) Linux
12 27 (25.71%) Cisco Nexus
13 26 (24.76%) Windows
14 25 (23.81%) EIGRP
15 24 (22.86%) CCIE
15 24 (22.86%) Network Design
16 23 (21.90%) Python
17 22 (20.95%) Perl
17 22 (20.95%) VPN
18 19 (18.10%) IPv6
18 19 (18.10%) Unix
18 19 (18.10%) Telecoms
18 19 (18.10%) Low Latency
19 18 (17.14%) F5
20 17 (16.19%) Ethernet
20 17 (16.19%) Wireless
20 17 (16.19%) CCNA
21 16 (15.24%) SQL

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 8 (7.62%) Elasticsearch
2 7 (6.67%) IIS
3 6 (5.71%) WebSphere
4 2 (1.90%) Apache
4 2 (1.90%) DataSynapse
4 2 (1.90%) Oracle Coherence
4 2 (1.90%) Oracle HTTP Server
4 2 (1.90%) Tomcat
5 1 (0.95%) Cloud Foundry
5 1 (0.95%) MTS
5 1 (0.95%) nginx
5 1 (0.95%) SharePoint
Applications
1 9 (8.57%) Microsoft Office
2 8 (7.62%) Microsoft Excel
3 7 (6.67%) Microsoft PowerPoint
4 5 (4.76%) Quicktime
5 4 (3.81%) MS Visio
Business Applications
1 1 (0.95%) Remedy ITSM
Cloud Services
1 4 (3.81%) Cloud Computing
2 1 (0.95%) Amazon AWS
2 1 (0.95%) SaaS
Communications & Networking
1 57 (54.29%) BGP
2 46 (43.81%) OSPF
3 41 (39.05%) MPLS
4 38 (36.19%) Firewall
5 37 (35.24%) TCP/IP
6 32 (30.48%) LAN
7 30 (28.57%) WAN
8 27 (25.71%) Cisco Nexus
9 25 (23.81%) EIGRP
10 22 (20.95%) VPN
11 19 (18.10%) IPv6
12 17 (16.19%) Ethernet
12 17 (16.19%) Wireless
13 16 (15.24%) VPLS
14 15 (14.29%) SNMP
15 11 (10.48%) Cisco IOS
15 11 (10.48%) Wireshark
16 10 (9.52%) DNS
16 10 (9.52%) HTTP
16 10 (9.52%) IPv4
Database & Business Intelligence
1 8 (7.62%) PostgreSQL
1 8 (7.62%) SQL Server
2 2 (1.90%) Hadoop
2 2 (1.90%) HBase
Development Applications
1 4 (3.81%) Team Foundation Server
2 3 (2.86%) Sonatype Nexus
3 2 (1.90%) VSS/SourceSafe
4 1 (0.95%) Rational DOORS
General
1 34 (32.38%) Finance
2 19 (18.10%) Telecoms
3 16 (15.24%) Banking
4 11 (10.48%) Marketing
5 6 (5.71%) Investment Banking
6 2 (1.90%) Financial Institution
7 1 (0.95%) Billing
7 1 (0.95%) Corporate Banking
7 1 (0.95%) Electronics
7 1 (0.95%) Front Office
7 1 (0.95%) Legal
Job Titles
1 39 (37.14%) Network Engineer
2 9 (8.57%) Cisco Engineer
2 9 (8.57%) Support Engineer
2 9 (8.57%) Unix Engineer
3 8 (7.62%) Data Engineer
3 8 (7.62%) IP Engineer
4 7 (6.67%) Network Support
4 7 (6.67%) Network Support Engineer
4 7 (6.67%) Systems Engineer
5 6 (5.71%) Cisco Network Engineer
6 5 (4.76%) Architect
6 5 (4.76%) Cisco Support
6 5 (4.76%) Senior Network Engineer
6 5 (4.76%) Unix Systems Engineer
7 4 (3.81%) .NET Developer
7 4 (3.81%) C# Developer
7 4 (3.81%) Developer
7 4 (3.81%) Messaging Engineer
7 4 (3.81%) NOC Engineer
7 4 (3.81%) WebSphere Engineer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 9 (8.57%) Middleware
2 8 (7.62%) Elastic Stack
3 7 (6.67%) .NET
3 7 (6.67%) Rendezvous
4 5 (4.76%) Flash
5 4 (3.81%) .NET Framework
5 4 (3.81%) 802.1X
5 4 (3.81%) FIX Protocol
5 4 (3.81%) QuickFIX
5 4 (3.81%) TIBCO EMS
5 4 (3.81%) Ultra Messaging
5 4 (3.81%) WCF
5 4 (3.81%) WebSphere MQ
6 3 (2.86%) CSS
6 3 (2.86%) HTML
6 3 (2.86%) IBM Integration Bus
7 2 (1.90%) XML
7 2 (1.90%) XSLT
8 1 (0.95%) RFC 2544
8 1 (0.95%) Web Services
Miscellaneous
1 15 (14.29%) Data Centre
2 9 (8.57%) IPTV
3 8 (7.62%) Computer Science
3 8 (7.62%) Linux Command Line
4 7 (6.67%) Over-the-Top Content
4 7 (6.67%) Streaming Video
5 5 (4.76%) Analytical Skills
5 5 (4.76%) MPEG
6 4 (3.81%) CMDB
6 4 (3.81%) Equities
7 3 (2.86%) STB
7 3 (2.86%) Video on Demand
8 1 (0.95%) Arduino
8 1 (0.95%) Eurex
8 1 (0.95%) Fintech
8 1 (0.95%) Management Information System
8 1 (0.95%) Online Banking
8 1 (0.95%) Raspberry Pi
8 1 (0.95%) RIA
Operating Systems
1 27 (25.71%) Linux
2 26 (24.76%) Windows
3 19 (18.10%) Unix
4 9 (8.57%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
4 9 (8.57%) Solaris
5 8 (7.62%) FreeBSD
6 4 (3.81%) CatOS
7 1 (0.95%) Android
7 1 (0.95%) Windows XP
Processes & Methodologies
1 24 (22.86%) Network Design
2 19 (18.10%) Low Latency
3 14 (13.33%) Project Management
4 11 (10.48%) ITIL
5 9 (8.57%) Change Control
5 9 (8.57%) High Availability
5 9 (8.57%) Migration
6 8 (7.62%) Agile Software Development
6 8 (7.62%) Change Management
6 8 (7.62%) Open Source
6 8 (7.62%) Presales
7 6 (5.71%) Network Management
8 5 (4.76%) Capacity Management
8 5 (4.76%) Disaster Recovery
8 5 (4.76%) DRM
8 5 (4.76%) Electronic Trading
8 5 (4.76%) Problem Management
9 4 (3.81%) Algorithmic Trading
9 4 (3.81%) Multithreading
9 4 (3.81%) QMS
Programming Languages
1 23 (21.90%) Python
2 22 (20.95%) Perl
3 16 (15.24%) SQL
4 8 (7.62%) Bash Shell
4 8 (7.62%) tcsh
5 7 (6.67%) C
6 6 (5.71%) Lisp
7 5 (4.76%) Java
8 4 (3.81%) C#
8 4 (3.81%) C++
9 2 (1.90%) JavaScript
9 2 (1.90%) PHP
10 1 (0.95%) Tcl
Qualifications
1 50 (47.62%) Cisco Certification
2 44 (41.90%) CCNP
3 24 (22.86%) CCIE
4 17 (16.19%) CCNA
5 11 (10.48%) CCIP
6 8 (7.62%) Security Cleared
7 7 (6.67%) CCIE Routing and Switching
8 6 (5.71%) Degree
8 6 (5.71%) JNCIS
8 6 (5.71%) SC Cleared
9 4 (3.81%) DV Cleared
10 3 (2.86%) CCSP
10 3 (2.86%) JNCIA
11 2 (1.90%) BPSS Clearance
11 2 (1.90%) CCDP
11 2 (1.90%) JNCIE
12 1 (0.95%) CCSA
12 1 (0.95%) CCSE
12 1 (0.95%) Computer Science Degree
12 1 (0.95%) Master's Degree
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 8 (7.62%) SLA
2 1 (0.95%) ISO/IEC 27001
2 1 (0.95%) MiFID
2 1 (0.95%) PCI DSS
System Software
1 9 (8.57%) VMware Infrastructure
2 8 (7.62%) Samba
2 8 (7.62%) Snort
3 3 (2.86%) Hyper-V
3 3 (2.86%) KVM
3 3 (2.86%) NFS
3 3 (2.86%) SRDF
3 3 (2.86%) vCloud
3 3 (2.86%) Xen
4 2 (1.90%) Oracle RAC
5 1 (0.95%) ProxySG
Systems Management
1 11 (10.48%) Nagios
2 8 (7.62%) Kibana
2 8 (7.62%) logstash
2 8 (7.62%) Oracle ZFS
2 8 (7.62%) SmokePing
3 6 (5.71%) Cisco Prime
4 5 (4.76%) Cacti
5 3 (2.86%) ITRS Geneos
5 3 (2.86%) Puppet
5 3 (2.86%) Thomson Reuters DACS
6 2 (1.90%) Opscode Chef
6 2 (1.90%) ZABBIX
7 1 (0.95%) CA Spectrum
7 1 (0.95%) OpenAM
7 1 (0.95%) WhatsUp Gold
Vendors
1 64 (60.95%) Cisco
2 30 (28.57%) Juniper
3 18 (17.14%) F5
4 16 (15.24%) VMware
5 12 (11.43%) Huawei
6 11 (10.48%) TIBCO
7 10 (9.52%) CheckPoint
8 9 (8.57%) Red Hat
9 8 (7.62%) Arista
9 8 (7.62%) Fortinet
10 7 (6.67%) Microsoft
10 7 (6.67%) Palo Alto
10 7 (6.67%) Reuters
11 6 (5.71%) Citrix
11 6 (5.71%) IBM
11 6 (5.71%) NetScout
12 5 (4.76%) HP
12 5 (4.76%) ION Trading
13 4 (3.81%) Bloomberg
13 4 (3.81%) Informatica
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