The table below looks at the statistics 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 10 February 2016 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
10 Feb 2016
Same period 2015 Same period 2014
Real-Time Control Protocol (RTCP)
Rank 621 609 585
Rank change year-on-year
-12 -24
Contract jobs citing RTCP 5 3 3
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the UK 0.010% 0.006% 0.006%
As % of the Communications & Networking category 0.067% 0.039% 0.045%
Number of daily rates quoted 0 0 2
Average daily rate - - £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
7512 7718 6671
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the UK 14.60% 14.90% 13.42%
Number of daily rates quoted 4416 4287 3494
Average daily rate £380 £375 £375
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+1.33% -
90% offered a daily rate of more than £238 £214 £215
10% offered a daily rate of more than £550 £500 £520
UK excluding London average daily rate £363 £350 £350
% change year-on-year
+3.57% -
Number of hourly rates quoted 332 445 391
Average hourly rate £28.69 £24.00 £19.50
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
+19.53% +23.07%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £13.50 £13.00 £12.00
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £50.00 £40.50 £41.00
UK excluding London average hourly rate £30.00 £26.00 £21.00
% change year-on-year
+15.38% +23.80%

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 4 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 10 February 2016. 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
(Use links below to see detailed
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
England -1 5 - - 1
Slough - 5 - -
Berkshire - 5 - -
South East - 5 - -

RTCP
Top 25 Related IT Skills

For the 6 months to 10 February 2016, 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 5 (100.00%) ATM
1 5 (100.00%) SDH
1 5 (100.00%) DHCP
1 5 (100.00%) Ethernet
1 5 (100.00%) VPN
1 5 (100.00%) DNS
1 5 (100.00%) XML
1 5 (100.00%) 3G
1 5 (100.00%) OSPF
1 5 (100.00%) RTP
1 5 (100.00%) VRRP
1 5 (100.00%) IPsec
1 5 (100.00%) 2G
1 5 (100.00%) VLAN
1 5 (100.00%) SCTP
1 5 (100.00%) xDSL
1 5 (100.00%) 4G
1 5 (100.00%) Radio Access Network
1 5 (100.00%) HSRP
2 3 (60.00%) Network Monitoring
2 3 (60.00%) ICMP
2 3 (60.00%) MS Excel
2 3 (60.00%) Microsoft
3 2 (40.00%) Nokia
3 2 (40.00%) NSN NetAct

RTCP
Top Related IT Skills by Category

For the 6 months to 10 February 2016, 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.

Applications
1 3 (60.00%) MS Excel
Communications & Networking
1 5 (100.00%) 2G
1 5 (100.00%) 3G
1 5 (100.00%) 4G
1 5 (100.00%) ATM
1 5 (100.00%) DHCP
1 5 (100.00%) DNS
1 5 (100.00%) Ethernet
1 5 (100.00%) HSRP
1 5 (100.00%) IPsec
1 5 (100.00%) OSPF
1 5 (100.00%) Radio Access Network
1 5 (100.00%) RTP
1 5 (100.00%) SCTP
1 5 (100.00%) SDH
1 5 (100.00%) VLAN
1 5 (100.00%) VPN
1 5 (100.00%) VRRP
1 5 (100.00%) xDSL
2 3 (60.00%) ICMP
Job Titles
1 4 (80.00%) Transmission Engineer
2 2 (40.00%) Configuration Engineer
2 2 (40.00%) Design Engineer
2 2 (40.00%) IP Design Engineer
2 2 (40.00%) RAN Engineer
2 2 (40.00%) Transmission Design Engineer
2 2 (40.00%) Transmission Planning Engineer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 5 (100.00%) XML
Processes & Methodologies
1 3 (60.00%) Network Monitoring
Systems Management
1 2 (40.00%) NSN NetAct
Vendors
1 3 (60.00%) Microsoft
2 2 (40.00%) Nokia