The first table below looks at the demand for RTCP skills in IT contracts advertised across the UK. Included is a guide to the average contractor rates offered in IT contracts that have cited RTCP over the 3 months to 18 April 2014 with a comparison to the same period in the previous 2 years. The second table is for comparison and provides aggregates for all of the Communications & Networking category.

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
18 Apr 2014
Same period 2013 Same period 2012
Real-Time Control Protocol (RTCP)
Rank 582 542 572
Rank change year-on-year
-40 +30
Contract jobs citing RTCP 5 2 16
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the UK 0.009% 0.004% 0.026%
As % of the Communications & Networking category 0.069% 0.028% 0.17%
Number of daily rates quoted 4 1 4
Average daily rate £230 £300 £210
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
-23.33% +42.85%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £210 £300 £177
10% offered a daily rate of more than £285 £300 £317
UK excluding London average daily rate £250 £300 £210
% change year-on-year
-16.66% +42.85%
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 1 0
Average hourly rate - £52.50 -
UK excluding London average hourly rate - - -
Communications & Networking Category
UK
Contract IT job ads with a match in the
Communications & Networking category
7257 7224 9297
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the UK 12.89% 15.14% 15.33%
Number of daily rates quoted 3828 3580 4351
Average daily rate £360 £345 £368
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+4.34% -6.12%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £200 £190 £215
10% offered a daily rate of more than £500 £500 £500
UK excluding London average daily rate £338 £310 £325
% change year-on-year
+8.87% -4.61%
Number of hourly rates quoted 413 572 627
Average hourly rate £20.00 £22.50 £27.50
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
-11.11% -18.18%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £12.63 £12.50 £13.50
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £45.00 £42.50 £44.00
UK excluding London average hourly rate £20.50 £22.50 £29.50
% change year-on-year
-8.88% -23.72%

RTCP
Jobs Demand Trend

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

RTCP Jobs Demand Trend in the UK

RTCP
Daily Rate Trend

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

RTCP Daily Rate Trend in the UK

RTCP
Hourly Rate Trend

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

RTCP Hourly Rate Trend in the UK

RTCP
Top 6 Contract Locations

The table below looks at the demand and provides a guide to the average contractor rates quoted in IT jobs citing RTCP within the UK over the 3 months to 18 April 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
(Click each for more statistics)
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
Find
Job
Vacancies
England -84 5 £230 -23.33%
London -20 4 £210 -
Maidenhead - - - -
Berkshire - - - -
South East - - - -
Clapham - - - -

RTCP
Top 30 Related IT Skills

For the 6 months to 18 April 2014, IT contractor jobs within the UK 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 8 (72.73%) RTP
2 7 (63.64%) SQL
2 7 (63.64%) J2EE
3 6 (54.55%) SyncML
3 6 (54.55%) WAP
3 6 (54.55%) GIS
3 6 (54.55%) ESRI
4 5 (45.45%) J2ME
4 5 (45.45%) GSM
4 5 (45.45%) Blackberry
4 5 (45.45%) iPhone
5 4 (36.36%) Mobile App
5 4 (36.36%) Mobile Device Management
5 4 (36.36%) Android
5 4 (36.36%) SMS
5 4 (36.36%) N-Tier
5 4 (36.36%) Oracle
5 4 (36.36%) .NET
5 4 (36.36%) HTML
5 4 (36.36%) JDBC
5 4 (36.36%) XML
5 4 (36.36%) E-business
5 4 (36.36%) Data Security
5 4 (36.36%) JavaScript
5 4 (36.36%) Finance
6 3 (27.27%) Apache
6 3 (27.27%) WebLogic
6 3 (27.27%) IBM
6 3 (27.27%) Middleware
6 3 (27.27%) WebSphere

RTCP
Top Related IT Skills by Category

For the 6 months to 18 April 2014, IT contractor jobs within the UK 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.

Application Platforms
1 3 (27.27%) Apache
1 3 (27.27%) WebLogic
1 3 (27.27%) WebSphere
Communications & Networking
1 8 (72.73%) RTP
2 5 (45.45%) GSM
3 4 (36.36%) SMS
4 2 (18.18%) RFID
5 1 (9.09%) RNC
5 1 (9.09%) IPsec
5 1 (9.09%) TCP/IP
5 1 (9.09%) UMTS
5 1 (9.09%) 3G
5 1 (9.09%) M3UA
5 1 (9.09%) LTE
5 1 (9.09%) 4G
5 1 (9.09%) Radio Access Network
5 1 (9.09%) SIGTRAN
General
1 4 (36.36%) Finance
2 2 (18.18%) Telecoms
2 2 (18.18%) Investment Banking
2 2 (18.18%) Banking
3 1 (9.09%) Retail
3 1 (9.09%) Manufacturing
3 1 (9.09%) Wholesale Banking
Job Titles
1 3 (27.27%) Technical Leader
1 3 (27.27%) Tester
2 2 (18.18%) Consultant
3 1 (9.09%) Systems Tester
3 1 (9.09%) Test Engineer
3 1 (9.09%) Senior Test Engineer
3 1 (9.09%) Integration Engineer
3 1 (9.09%) Solutions Architect
3 1 (9.09%) Applications Developer
3 1 (9.09%) Applications Consultant
3 1 (9.09%) Developer
3 1 (9.09%) Architect
3 1 (9.09%) Mobile Solutions Architect
3 1 (9.09%) Mobile Applications Developer
3 1 (9.09%) Mobile Developer
3 1 (9.09%) Automation Tester
3 1 (9.09%) Automated Tester
3 1 (9.09%) Test and Integration Engineer
3 1 (9.09%) Senior Integration Engineer
3 1 (9.09%) Integration Tester
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 7 (63.64%) J2EE
2 6 (54.55%) SyncML
2 6 (54.55%) WAP
3 5 (45.45%) J2ME
4 4 (36.36%) .NET
4 4 (36.36%) HTML
4 4 (36.36%) JDBC
4 4 (36.36%) XML
5 3 (27.27%) Middleware
6 2 (18.18%) KML
6 2 (18.18%) Flash
7 1 (9.09%) MIDP
7 1 (9.09%) JSF
7 1 (9.09%) JTA
7 1 (9.09%) Servlets
7 1 (9.09%) SOAP
7 1 (9.09%) Web Services
7 1 (9.09%) EJB
7 1 (9.09%) JMX
7 1 (9.09%) REST
Miscellaneous
1 6 (54.55%) GIS
2 5 (45.45%) Blackberry
2 5 (45.45%) iPhone
3 4 (36.36%) Mobile App
3 4 (36.36%) N-Tier
4 2 (18.18%) Device Driver
Operating Systems
1 4 (36.36%) Android
2 2 (18.18%) Windows CE
2 2 (18.18%) Windows
Processes & Methodologies
1 4 (36.36%) Mobile Device Management
1 4 (36.36%) E-business
1 4 (36.36%) Data Security
2 3 (27.27%) Unit Testing
2 3 (27.27%) Cash Management
3 2 (18.18%) Use Case
3 2 (18.18%) Data Architecture
3 2 (18.18%) DRM
3 2 (18.18%) Service Delivery
3 2 (18.18%) Automated Testing
3 2 (18.18%) Content Management
4 1 (9.09%) Validation
4 1 (9.09%) Change Management
4 1 (9.09%) Risk Management
4 1 (9.09%) SOA
4 1 (9.09%) User Acceptance Testing
4 1 (9.09%) User Experience Design
4 1 (9.09%) Dependency Injection
4 1 (9.09%) Test Strategy
Programming Languages
1 7 (63.64%) SQL
2 4 (36.36%) JavaScript
3 1 (9.09%) Java
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 2 (18.18%) JTAG
System Software
1 1 (9.09%) KVM
Vendors
1 6 (54.55%) ESRI
2 4 (36.36%) Oracle
3 3 (27.27%) IBM
4 2 (18.18%) Mapinfo
5 1 (9.09%) Cisco
5 1 (9.09%) Nokia Solutions and Networks