The table below looks at the statistics for RTCP skills in IT contracts advertised for the England region. Included is a guide to the average contractor rates offered in IT contracts that have cited RTCP over the 3 months to 20 April 2015 with a comparison to the same period in the previous 2 years.

Note that daily contractor rates and hourly contractor rates are treated separately. When calculating average contractor rates, daily rates are not derived from quoted hourly rates or vice versa.

Location
3 months to
20 Apr 2015
Same period 2014 Same period 2013
Real-Time Control Protocol (RTCP)
Rank 589 571 524
Rank change year-on-year
-18 -47
Contract jobs citing RTCP 7 5 2
As % of all contract IT jobs located in England 0.014% 0.010% 0.005%
As % of the Communications & Networking category 0.093% 0.075% 0.030%
Number of daily rates quoted 5 4 1
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£120 £230 £300
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
-47.82% -23.33%
UK excluding London average daily rate £120 £250 £300
% change year-on-year
-52.00% -16.66%
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 0 1
Average hourly rate - - £52.50
UK excluding London average hourly rate - - -
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The following table is for comparison with the above and provides statistics for the entire Communications & Networking category in contract jobs advertised in the England region.

Communications & Networking Category
England
Contract IT job ads with a match in the
Communications & Networking category
7531 6675 6624
As % of all contract IT jobs located in England 14.87% 13.02% 15.34%
Number of daily rates quoted 4185 3572 3393
Average daily rate £350 £365 £350
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
-4.10% +4.28%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £210 £205 £190
10% offered a daily rate of more than £500 £500 £500
UK excluding London average daily rate £340 £340 £313
% change year-on-year
- +8.80%
Number of hourly rates quoted 396 384 531
Average hourly rate £28.75 £20.00 £22.00
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
+43.75% -9.09%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £12.50 £13.00 £12.50
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £45.00 £45.00 £42.50
UK excluding London average hourly rate £30.00 £21.00 £22.50
% change year-on-year
+42.85% -6.66%

RTCP
Jobs Demand Trend in England

This chart provides a 3-month moving total of IT contractor jobs citing RTCP across the England region as a proportion of the total demand within the Communications & Networking category.

RTCP Jobs Demand Trend in England

RTCP
Daily Rate Trend in England

This chart provides the 3-month moving average for daily rates quoted in IT contract jobs citing RTCP across the England region.

RTCP Daily Rate Trend in England

RTCP
Hourly Rate Trend in England

This chart provides the 3-month moving average for hourly rates quoted in IT contractor jobs citing RTCP across the England region.

RTCP Hourly Rate Trend in England

RTCP
Contract Job Locations in England

The table below looks at the demand and provides a guide to the average contractor rates quoted in IT jobs citing RTCP within the England region over the 3 months to 20 April 2015. 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
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statistics and historical trends)
Rank Change
on Same Period
Last Year
Matching
Contract
IT Job Ads
Average
Daily Rate
Last 3 Months
Average Daily Rate
% Change
on Same Period
Last Year
Live
Job
Vacancies
South East - 6 £120 -
East of England - - - -
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RTCP
Top 25 Related IT Skills in England

For the 6 months to 20 April 2015, IT contractor jobs across the England region citing RTCP also mentioned the following IT skills in order of popularity. The figures indicate the number of jobs and their proportion against the total number of contract IT job ads sampled that cited RTCP.

1 9 (100.00%) RTP
2 6 (66.67%) Software Testing
2 6 (66.67%) Wireless
2 6 (66.67%) CDMA
2 6 (66.67%) GPRS
2 6 (66.67%) GSM
2 6 (66.67%) UMTS
2 6 (66.67%) VoIP
2 6 (66.67%) ISEB
2 6 (66.67%) LTE
2 6 (66.67%) VoLTE
3 5 (55.56%) HP Quality Center
3 5 (55.56%) Test Scripting
3 5 (55.56%) HP
3 5 (55.56%) Telecoms
4 3 (33.33%) Degree
4 3 (33.33%) Workforce Management Optimization
4 3 (33.33%) H.323
4 3 (33.33%) SQL Server
4 3 (33.33%) Windows
4 3 (33.33%) TCP/IP
4 3 (33.33%) VPN
4 3 (33.33%) Time Management
4 3 (33.33%) Verint
4 3 (33.33%) Analytical Skills

RTCP
Top Related IT Skills in England by Category

For the 6 months to 20 April 2015, IT contractor jobs across the England region citing RTCP also mentioned the following IT skills grouped by category. The figures indicate the number of jobs and their proportion against the total number of contract IT job ads sampled that cited RTCP. Up to 20 skills are shown per category.

Communications & Networking
1 9 (100.00%) RTP
2 6 (66.67%) Wireless
2 6 (66.67%) CDMA
2 6 (66.67%) GPRS
2 6 (66.67%) GSM
2 6 (66.67%) UMTS
2 6 (66.67%) VoIP
2 6 (66.67%) LTE
2 6 (66.67%) VoLTE
3 3 (33.33%) H.323
3 3 (33.33%) TCP/IP
3 3 (33.33%) VPN
Database & Business Intelligence
1 3 (33.33%) SQL Server
General
1 5 (55.56%) Telecoms
Job Titles
1 3 (33.33%) Test Engineer
2 2 (22.22%) Telecoms Engineer
Miscellaneous
1 3 (33.33%) Analytical Skills
Operating Systems
1 3 (33.33%) Windows
Processes & Methodologies
1 6 (66.67%) Software Testing
2 5 (55.56%) Test Scripting
3 3 (33.33%) Workforce Management Optimization
3 3 (33.33%) Time Management
Qualifications
1 6 (66.67%) ISEB
2 3 (33.33%) Degree
Systems Management
1 5 (55.56%) HP Quality Center
Vendors
1 5 (55.56%) HP
2 3 (33.33%) Verint