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 24 December 2014 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
24 Dec 2014
Same period 2013 Same period 2012
Real-Time Transport Protocol (RTP)
Rank 560 535 514
Rank change year-on-year
-25 -21
Contract jobs citing RTP 19 16 20
As % of all contract IT jobs located in England 0.038% 0.034% 0.045%
As % of the Communications & Networking category 0.26% 0.25% 0.28%
Number of daily rates quoted 13 8 17
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Average daily rate % change year-on-year
-30.00% +17.64%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £236 £335 £420
10% offered a daily rate of more than £450 £558 £469
UK excluding London average daily rate £400 £446 £215
% change year-on-year
-10.36% +107.55%
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 0 0
Average hourly rate - - -
UK excluding London average hourly rate - - -
RTP
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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
7196 6379 7031
As % of all contract IT jobs located in England 14.52% 13.62% 15.88%
Number of daily rates quoted 4176 3537 3525
Average daily rate £365 £375 £350
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
-2.66% +7.14%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £213 £220 £210
10% offered a daily rate of more than £500 £525 £500
UK excluding London average daily rate £350 £338 £325
% change year-on-year
+3.70% +3.84%
Number of hourly rates quoted 388 390 619
Average hourly rate £21.50 £20.00 £21.00
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
+7.50% -4.76%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £12.50 £12.00 £13.00
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £40.00 £39.00 £45.00
UK excluding London average hourly rate £23.50 £21.00 £21.67
% change year-on-year
+11.90% -3.06%

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 24 December 2014.

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 24 December 2014. 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
London +16 10 £340 -38.18%
South East -28 7 £363 -18.76% 2
North West - 1 £438 -
East of England - - - - 1
East Midlands - - - - 1
RTP
UK

RTP
Top 30 Related IT Skills in England

For the 6 months to 24 December 2014, 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 11 (35.48%) Cisco
2 8 (25.81%) Telecoms
3 6 (19.35%) PKI
3 6 (19.35%) Juniper
3 6 (19.35%) SAP
3 6 (19.35%) Windows
3 6 (19.35%) TCP/IP
4 5 (16.13%) VPN
4 5 (16.13%) DNS
4 5 (16.13%) Ethernet
4 5 (16.13%) LAN
4 5 (16.13%) WAN
4 5 (16.13%) MPLS
4 5 (16.13%) Billing
4 5 (16.13%) Finance
5 4 (12.90%) Workflow
5 4 (12.90%) Disaster Recovery
5 4 (12.90%) VMware
5 4 (12.90%) Agile Software Development
5 4 (12.90%) Workflow Management
5 4 (12.90%) Degree
5 4 (12.90%) Network Load Balancing
5 4 (12.90%) PBX
5 4 (12.90%) PSTN
5 4 (12.90%) VoIP
5 4 (12.90%) ITIL
5 4 (12.90%) SC Cleared
5 4 (12.90%) Security Cleared
5 4 (12.90%) Live Communications Server
5 4 (12.90%) SAP IS-U

RTP
Top Related IT Skills in England by Category

For the 6 months to 24 December 2014, 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 4 (12.90%) Live Communications Server
1 4 (12.90%) Lync
2 3 (9.68%) IIS
2 3 (9.68%) MS Exchange
3 1 (3.23%) GroupWise
3 1 (3.23%) IBM Notes
3 1 (3.23%) Node.js
Business Applications
1 4 (12.90%) SAP IS-U
2 1 (3.23%) SAP SD
2 1 (3.23%) SAP FI
2 1 (3.23%) SAP MM
2 1 (3.23%) SAP CRM
2 1 (3.23%) SAP Oil and Gas
2 1 (3.23%) SAP ERP
Cloud Services
1 2 (6.45%) GitHub
Communications & Networking
1 6 (19.35%) TCP/IP
2 5 (16.13%) VPN
2 5 (16.13%) DNS
2 5 (16.13%) MPLS
2 5 (16.13%) LAN
2 5 (16.13%) WAN
2 5 (16.13%) Ethernet
3 4 (12.90%) PBX
3 4 (12.90%) PSTN
3 4 (12.90%) VoIP
3 4 (12.90%) Multicast
4 3 (9.68%) RTCP
4 3 (9.68%) H.323
4 3 (9.68%) Firewall
4 3 (9.68%) RTSP
4 3 (9.68%) HTTP
5 2 (6.45%) SNMP
5 2 (6.45%) OSPF
5 2 (6.45%) BGP
5 2 (6.45%) DVB
Database & Business Intelligence
1 3 (9.68%) SQL Server
2 2 (6.45%) Hadoop
2 2 (6.45%) Apache Cassandra
2 2 (6.45%) NoSQL
2 2 (6.45%) Redis
3 1 (3.23%) Relational Database
3 1 (3.23%) RDBMS
3 1 (3.23%) SQL Server 2008
Development Applications
1 2 (6.45%) Git (software)
2 1 (3.23%) Jenkins
2 1 (3.23%) LSMW
2 1 (3.23%) Maven
2 1 (3.23%) JIRA
General
1 8 (25.81%) Telecoms
2 5 (16.13%) Finance
2 5 (16.13%) Billing
Job Titles
1 7 (22.58%) Consultant
2 6 (19.35%) Network Engineer
3 4 (12.90%) SAP Consultant
4 3 (9.68%) Field Engineer
5 2 (6.45%) Support Engineer
5 2 (6.45%) Architect
5 2 (6.45%) Technical Manager
5 2 (6.45%) Implementation Engineer
5 2 (6.45%) SAP ISU Consultant
5 2 (6.45%) Network Implementation Engineer
6 1 (3.23%) Messaging Support Engineer
6 1 (3.23%) Systems Test Engineer
6 1 (3.23%) Voice Specialist
6 1 (3.23%) SAP Data Consultant
6 1 (3.23%) Data Migration Consultant
6 1 (3.23%) Operations Engineer
6 1 (3.23%) Network Operations Engineer
6 1 (3.23%) Communications Analyst
6 1 (3.23%) VoIP Project Manager
6 1 (3.23%) iOS Developer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 2 (6.45%) JSON
1 2 (6.45%) REST
1 2 (6.45%) Kafka
2 1 (3.23%) BAPI
Miscellaneous
1 6 (19.35%) PKI
2 4 (12.90%) Analytical Skills
3 3 (9.68%) IPTV
3 3 (9.68%) MPEG
4 2 (6.45%) Streaming Media
4 2 (6.45%) Open Source
4 2 (6.45%) Video on Demand
5 1 (3.23%) Mobile App
5 1 (3.23%) Data Structures
5 1 (3.23%) Data Conversion
5 1 (3.23%) DTV
5 1 (3.23%) AS400
5 1 (3.23%) Streaming Video
Operating Systems
1 6 (19.35%) Windows
2 3 (9.68%) Linux
3 1 (3.23%) Ubuntu
3 1 (3.23%) Android
3 1 (3.23%) CentOS
3 1 (3.23%) Apple iOS
Processes & Methodologies
1 4 (12.90%) ITIL
1 4 (12.90%) Disaster Recovery
1 4 (12.90%) Workflow
1 4 (12.90%) Agile Software Development
1 4 (12.90%) Workflow Management
1 4 (12.90%) Network Load Balancing
2 2 (6.45%) Integration Testing
2 2 (6.45%) Continuous Integration
2 2 (6.45%) Time Management
2 2 (6.45%) Customer Engagement
2 2 (6.45%) Change Control
2 2 (6.45%) Workforce Management Optimization
2 2 (6.45%) Data Management
2 2 (6.45%) Migration
2 2 (6.45%) Scrum
2 2 (6.45%) Service Management
3 1 (3.23%) Service Delivery
3 1 (3.23%) Risk Management
3 1 (3.23%) PRINCE2
3 1 (3.23%) CRM
Programming Languages
1 3 (9.68%) ABAP
2 2 (6.45%) Java
3 1 (3.23%) JavaScript
3 1 (3.23%) PHP
3 1 (3.23%) SQL
3 1 (3.23%) T-SQL
3 1 (3.23%) Shell Script
3 1 (3.23%) C
3 1 (3.23%) C++
Qualifications
1 4 (12.90%) Degree
1 4 (12.90%) SC Cleared
1 4 (12.90%) Security Cleared
2 3 (9.68%) Cisco Certification
3 2 (6.45%) Microsoft Certification
3 2 (6.45%) ITIL Certification
3 2 (6.45%) MCTS
3 2 (6.45%) MCITP
3 2 (6.45%) CCNA
4 1 (3.23%) ISTQB
4 1 (3.23%) CCVP
4 1 (3.23%) PRINCE2 Certification
4 1 (3.23%) CCIE
4 1 (3.23%) CCNP
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 2 (6.45%) QA
2 1 (3.23%) GxP
2 1 (3.23%) Sarbanes-Oxley
System Software
1 3 (9.68%) Active Directory
2 2 (6.45%) VMware Infrastructure
3 1 (3.23%) VMware ESXi
3 1 (3.23%) HDFS
Systems Management
1 4 (12.90%) Cisco CUCM
Vendors
1 11 (35.48%) Cisco
2 6 (19.35%) Juniper
2 6 (19.35%) SAP
3 4 (12.90%) VMware
4 3 (9.68%) Brocade
4 3 (9.68%) Riverbed
4 3 (9.68%) Nortel
4 3 (9.68%) Citrix
4 3 (9.68%) Avaya
4 3 (9.68%) Lotus
5 2 (6.45%) Ericsson
5 2 (6.45%) Verint
5 2 (6.45%) Fortinet
6 1 (3.23%) Redback
6 1 (3.23%) Oracle
6 1 (3.23%) Informatica
6 1 (3.23%) Novell