The table below looks at the statistics for MSRP skills in IT contracts advertised across the UK. Included is a guide to the average contractor rates offered in IT contracts that have cited MSRP over the 3 months to 22 May 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
22 May 2015
Same period 2014 Same period 2013
Message Session Relay Protocol (MSRP)
Rank 605 - 548
Rank change year-on-year
- 0
Contract jobs citing MSRP 2 0 1
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the UK 0.004% - 0.002%
As % of the Communications & Networking category 0.025% - 0.015%
Number of daily rates quoted 1 0 0
Average daily rate
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£425 - -
UK excluding London average daily rate - - -
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 0 0
Average hourly rate - - -
UK excluding London average hourly rate - - -

The following table is for comparison with the above and provides statistics for the entire Communications & Networking category in contract jobs advertised across the UK.

Communications & Networking Category
UK
Contract IT job ads with a match in the
Communications & Networking category
7948 6904 6873
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the UK 14.67% 13.12% 14.58%
Number of daily rates quoted 4423 3766 3378
Average daily rate £350 £363 £350
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
-3.44% +3.57%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £200 £200 £200
10% offered a daily rate of more than £500 £500 £500
UK excluding London average daily rate £340 £330 £315
% change year-on-year
+3.03% +4.76%
Number of hourly rates quoted 449 383 558
Average hourly rate £26.00 £20.00 £22.25
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
+30.00% -10.11%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £13.00 £12.00 £13.00
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £45.00 £40.50 £43.60
UK excluding London average hourly rate £26.00 £19.00 £22.00
% change year-on-year
+36.84% -13.63%

MSRP
Jobs Demand Trend

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

MSRP Jobs Demand Trend in the UK

MSRP
Daily Rate Trend

This chart provides the 3-month moving average for daily rates quoted in IT contract jobs citing MSRP within the UK.

MSRP Daily Rate Trend in the UK

MSRP
Top 2 Contract Locations

The table below looks at the demand and provides a guide to the average contractor rates quoted in IT jobs citing MSRP within the UK over the 3 months to 22 May 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
London - 2 £425 -
England - 2 £425 -

MSRP
Top 29 Related IT Skills

For the 6 months to 22 May 2015, IT contractor jobs within the UK citing MSRP 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 MSRP.

1 3 (100.00%) Oracle
1 3 (100.00%) RTP
2 2 (66.67%) IVR
2 2 (66.67%) XMPP
2 2 (66.67%) MS Exchange
2 2 (66.67%) Polycom
2 2 (66.67%) Android
2 2 (66.67%) Apple iOS
2 2 (66.67%) Lync
2 2 (66.67%) Sonus
2 2 (66.67%) Office 365
2 2 (66.67%) Exchange Server 2013
2 2 (66.67%) Hybrid Cloud
3 1 (33.33%) Coaching
3 1 (33.33%) Windows Server 2012
3 1 (33.33%) Unified Communications
3 1 (33.33%) VoIP
3 1 (33.33%) DNS
3 1 (33.33%) Cisco
3 1 (33.33%) Microsoft Certification
3 1 (33.33%) Ericsson
3 1 (33.33%) Windows
3 1 (33.33%) MCSE
3 1 (33.33%) MCSA
3 1 (33.33%) ISTQB
3 1 (33.33%) Risk Analysis
3 1 (33.33%) Agile Software Development
3 1 (33.33%) Risk Management
3 1 (33.33%) Telecoms

MSRP
Top Related IT Skills by Category

For the 6 months to 22 May 2015, IT contractor jobs within the UK citing MSRP 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 MSRP. Up to 20 skills are shown per category.

Application Platforms
1 2 (66.67%) MS Exchange
1 2 (66.67%) Lync
1 2 (66.67%) Exchange Server 2013
Cloud Services
1 2 (66.67%) Office 365
Communications & Networking
1 3 (100.00%) RTP
2 1 (33.33%) Unified Communications
2 1 (33.33%) VoIP
2 1 (33.33%) DNS
General
1 1 (33.33%) Telecoms
Job Titles
1 2 (66.67%) Design Engineer
1 2 (66.67%) Configuration Engineer
2 1 (33.33%) Communications Analyst
2 1 (33.33%) Analyst
2 1 (33.33%) Test Analyst
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 2 (66.67%) XMPP
Miscellaneous
1 2 (66.67%) IVR
1 2 (66.67%) Hybrid Cloud
Operating Systems
1 2 (66.67%) Android
1 2 (66.67%) Apple iOS
2 1 (33.33%) Windows Server 2012
2 1 (33.33%) Windows
Processes & Methodologies
1 1 (33.33%) Coaching
1 1 (33.33%) Risk Analysis
1 1 (33.33%) Agile Software Development
1 1 (33.33%) Risk Management
Qualifications
1 1 (33.33%) Microsoft Certification
1 1 (33.33%) MCSE
1 1 (33.33%) MCSA
1 1 (33.33%) ISTQB
Vendors
1 3 (100.00%) Oracle
2 2 (66.67%) Polycom
2 2 (66.67%) Sonus
3 1 (33.33%) Cisco
3 1 (33.33%) Ericsson