The table below looks at the statistics for RTP 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 RTP over the 3 months to 17 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
17 Apr 2015
Same period 2014 Same period 2013
Real-Time Transport Protocol (RTP)
Rank 541 537 536
Rank change year-on-year
-4 -1
Contract jobs citing RTP 39 39 5
As % of all contract IT jobs located in England 0.077% 0.076% 0.011%
As % of the Communications & Networking category 0.52% 0.58% 0.074%
Number of daily rates quoted 29 23 2
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£315 £450 £379
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
-30.00% +18.81%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £132 £260 £316
10% offered a daily rate of more than £405 £545 £442
UK excluding London average daily rate £305 £400 £450
% change year-on-year
-23.75% -11.11%
Number of hourly rates quoted 1 0 1
Average hourly rate £40.00 - £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
7543 6674 6757
As % of all contract IT jobs located in England 14.90% 12.99% 15.38%
Number of daily rates quoted 4197 3558 3462
Average daily rate £353 £363 £350
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
-2.75% +3.57%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £210 £200 £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 395 390 547
Average hourly rate £28.35 £20.00 £22.16
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
+41.72% -9.73%
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%

RTP
Jobs Demand Trend in England

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

RTP Jobs Demand Trend in England

RTP
Daily Rate Trend in England

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

RTP Daily Rate Trend in England

RTP
Daily Rate Histogram in England

This chart provides a histogram of daily rates quoted in contract IT jobs citing RTP across the England region over the 3 months to 17 April 2015.

RTP Daily Rate Histogram in England

RTP
Hourly Rate Trend in England

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

RTP Hourly Rate Trend in England

RTP
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 RTP within the England region over the 3 months to 17 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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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 -14 23 £308 -38.50% 4
London +5 9 £380 -17.83% 3
East Midlands - 2 £238 -
East of England +15 1 - - 3
North West - 1 £550 -
RTP
UK

RTP
Top 30 Related IT Skills in England

For the 6 months to 17 April 2015, IT contractor jobs across the England region citing RTP 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 RTP.

1 20 (35.09%) VoIP
2 17 (29.82%) TCP/IP
3 15 (26.32%) Cisco
4 14 (24.56%) Benchmarking
4 14 (24.56%) Telecoms
5 9 (15.79%) RTCP
5 9 (15.79%) Wireless
5 9 (15.79%) HTTP
5 9 (15.79%) C
5 9 (15.79%) Windows
5 9 (15.79%) FreeBSD
5 9 (15.79%) Lync
6 8 (14.04%) Multithreading
6 8 (14.04%) MGCP
6 8 (14.04%) H.323
6 8 (14.04%) Device Driver
7 7 (12.28%) GSM
7 7 (12.28%) UMTS
7 7 (12.28%) Test Scripting
7 7 (12.28%) LTE
7 7 (12.28%) Degree
8 6 (10.53%) Requirements Analysis
8 6 (10.53%) Software Testing
8 6 (10.53%) HP Quality Center
8 6 (10.53%) Verint
8 6 (10.53%) VoLTE
8 6 (10.53%) Analytical Skills
8 6 (10.53%) CDMA
8 6 (10.53%) GPRS
8 6 (10.53%) Active Directory

RTP
Top Related IT Skills in England by Category

For the 6 months to 17 April 2015, IT contractor jobs across the England region citing RTP 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 RTP. Up to 20 skills are shown per category.

Application Platforms
1 9 (15.79%) Lync
2 5 (8.77%) MS Exchange
3 4 (7.02%) Live Communications Server
4 3 (5.26%) SharePoint
4 3 (5.26%) IIS
5 2 (3.51%) Exchange Server 2013
6 1 (1.75%) IBM Notes
6 1 (1.75%) GroupWise
6 1 (1.75%) MediaWiki
Applications
1 2 (3.51%) MS Excel
2 1 (1.75%) MS Office
Business Applications
1 3 (5.26%) SAP IS-U
2 1 (1.75%) Oracle General Ledger
2 1 (1.75%) Oracle EBS R12
2 1 (1.75%) Oracle iProcurement
2 1 (1.75%) Oracle Payables
2 1 (1.75%) Oracle Receivables
2 1 (1.75%) Oracle Financials
2 1 (1.75%) SAP R/3
2 1 (1.75%) Oracle EBS
2 1 (1.75%) SAP Oil and Gas
2 1 (1.75%) Dynamics CRM
2 1 (1.75%) Dynamics AX
2 1 (1.75%) Oracle Financial Analyzer
Cloud Services
1 3 (5.26%) Cloud Computing
2 2 (3.51%) Office 365
3 1 (1.75%) GitHub
3 1 (1.75%) Google Apps
Communications & Networking
1 20 (35.09%) VoIP
2 17 (29.82%) TCP/IP
3 9 (15.79%) RTCP
3 9 (15.79%) Wireless
3 9 (15.79%) HTTP
4 8 (14.04%) H.323
4 8 (14.04%) MGCP
5 7 (12.28%) LTE
5 7 (12.28%) UMTS
5 7 (12.28%) GSM
6 6 (10.53%) CDMA
6 6 (10.53%) GPRS
6 6 (10.53%) VoLTE
7 5 (8.77%) DNS
7 5 (8.77%) Megaco
8 4 (7.02%) VPN
8 4 (7.02%) FTP
8 4 (7.02%) PBX
8 4 (7.02%) PSTN
8 4 (7.02%) Cisco ASA
Database & Business Intelligence
1 4 (7.02%) SQL Server
2 2 (3.51%) Oracle Reports
2 2 (3.51%) Oracle Database
3 1 (1.75%) Oracle BI Publisher
3 1 (1.75%) SQL Navigator
3 1 (1.75%) Oracle Discoverer
3 1 (1.75%) SAP BW
3 1 (1.75%) SQLPlus
3 1 (1.75%) Microsoft Analysis Services
3 1 (1.75%) SQL Server Reporting Services
3 1 (1.75%) Oracle Database 11g
3 1 (1.75%) SQL Server Analysis Services
3 1 (1.75%) SQL Server 2008
3 1 (1.75%) Hadoop
3 1 (1.75%) Apache Cassandra
3 1 (1.75%) NoSQL
3 1 (1.75%) Redis
3 1 (1.75%) SQL Server 2012
Development Applications
1 1 (1.75%) Oracle Forms
1 1 (1.75%) Toad
1 1 (1.75%) Maven
1 1 (1.75%) Git (software)
General
1 14 (24.56%) Telecoms
2 6 (10.53%) Billing
3 5 (8.77%) Finance
4 3 (5.26%) Multimedia
4 3 (5.26%) Marketing
5 1 (1.75%) General Ledger
Job Titles
1 7 (12.28%) Developer
1 7 (12.28%) Consultant
2 6 (10.53%) Network Engineer
2 6 (10.53%) Design Engineer
3 5 (8.77%) Test Engineer
4 4 (7.02%) Implementation Engineer
5 3 (5.26%) Network Implementation Engineer
5 3 (5.26%) Field Engineer
5 3 (5.26%) Business Manager
5 3 (5.26%) Change Manager
5 3 (5.26%) Business Change Manager
5 3 (5.26%) Software Engineer
5 3 (5.26%) Systems Engineer
6 2 (3.51%) Analyst
6 2 (3.51%) Support Engineer
6 2 (3.51%) Programmer
6 2 (3.51%) VoIP Engineer
6 2 (3.51%) Network Design Engineer
6 2 (3.51%) Systems Test Engineer
6 2 (3.51%) Cisco Engineer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 4 (7.02%) XMPP
2 2 (3.51%) .NET
3 1 (1.75%) CSS
3 1 (1.75%) XML
3 1 (1.75%) SAP Basis
3 1 (1.75%) JSON
3 1 (1.75%) REST
3 1 (1.75%) Kafka
3 1 (1.75%) HTML
Miscellaneous
1 8 (14.04%) Device Driver
2 6 (10.53%) Analytical Skills
3 3 (5.26%) Streaming Video
3 3 (5.26%) PKI
4 2 (3.51%) IPTV
4 2 (3.51%) Video Conferencing
4 2 (3.51%) Hybrid Cloud
4 2 (3.51%) IVR
5 1 (1.75%) Clustering
5 1 (1.75%) Open Source
5 1 (1.75%) Mobile App
Operating Systems
1 9 (15.79%) Windows
1 9 (15.79%) FreeBSD
2 3 (5.26%) Linux
3 2 (3.51%) Android
3 2 (3.51%) Apple iOS
3 2 (3.51%) Windows Server 2012
4 1 (1.75%) Windows Server 2008
4 1 (1.75%) CentOS
4 1 (1.75%) Ubuntu
4 1 (1.75%) UNIX
4 1 (1.75%) AIX
4 1 (1.75%) HPUX
Processes & Methodologies
1 14 (24.56%) Benchmarking
2 8 (14.04%) Multithreading
3 7 (12.28%) Test Scripting
4 6 (10.53%) Software Testing
4 6 (10.53%) Requirements Analysis
5 5 (8.77%) Agile Software Development
6 4 (7.02%) Workflow
6 4 (7.02%) Migration
6 4 (7.02%) Disaster Recovery
6 4 (7.02%) Software Engineering
6 4 (7.02%) Network Load Balancing
7 3 (5.26%) Time Management
7 3 (5.26%) Test Automation
7 3 (5.26%) Network Design
7 3 (5.26%) Workflow Management
7 3 (5.26%) Workforce Management Optimization
7 3 (5.26%) CRM
7 3 (5.26%) Validation
7 3 (5.26%) TDD
7 3 (5.26%) Test Strategy
Programming Languages
1 9 (15.79%) C
2 3 (5.26%) C#
2 3 (5.26%) C++
3 2 (3.51%) ABAP
3 2 (3.51%) SQL
4 1 (1.75%) T-SQL
4 1 (1.75%) Python
4 1 (1.75%) Shell Script
4 1 (1.75%) Korn
4 1 (1.75%) Java
4 1 (1.75%) JavaScript
4 1 (1.75%) PL/SQL
Qualifications
1 7 (12.28%) Degree
2 6 (10.53%) ISEB
2 6 (10.53%) Cisco Certification
3 3 (5.26%) Microsoft Certification
3 3 (5.26%) SC Cleared
3 3 (5.26%) Security Cleared
4 2 (3.51%) CCVP
4 2 (3.51%) MCTS
4 2 (3.51%) MCITP
4 2 (3.51%) CCIE
4 2 (3.51%) CCNP
4 2 (3.51%) CCNA
5 1 (1.75%) MCSE
5 1 (1.75%) MCSA
5 1 (1.75%) ISTQB
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 1 (1.75%) QA
System Software
1 6 (10.53%) Active Directory
2 2 (3.51%) VMware Infrastructure
3 1 (1.75%) VMware ESXi
3 1 (1.75%) HDFS
Systems Management
1 6 (10.53%) HP Quality Center
2 3 (5.26%) Iperf
3 2 (3.51%) Cisco CUCM
Vendors
1 15 (26.32%) Cisco
2 6 (10.53%) Avaya
2 6 (10.53%) HP
2 6 (10.53%) Verint
3 5 (8.77%) Oracle
3 5 (8.77%) SAP
4 3 (5.26%) Microsoft
4 3 (5.26%) Nortel
4 3 (5.26%) Lotus
5 2 (3.51%) VMware
5 2 (3.51%) Mitel
5 2 (3.51%) Juniper
5 2 (3.51%) Fortinet
5 2 (3.51%) Polycom
5 2 (3.51%) Sonus
6 1 (1.75%) Ericsson
6 1 (1.75%) Novell
6 1 (1.75%) Google
6 1 (1.75%) FrontRange
6 1 (1.75%) Salesforce.com
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