The table below looks at the statistics for RTP skills in IT contracts advertised across the UK. Included is a guide to the average contractor rates offered in IT contracts that have cited RTP over the 3 months to 3 September 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
3 Sep 2015
Same period 2014 Same period 2013
Real-Time Transport Protocol (RTP)
Rank 624 599 560
Rank change year-on-year
-25 -39
Contract jobs citing RTP 6 17 39
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the UK 0.010% 0.030% 0.073%
As % of the Communications & Networking category 0.074% 0.21% 0.54%
Number of daily rates quoted 6 10 12
Average daily rate
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£360 £350 £400
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+2.85% -12.50%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £275 £248 £340
10% offered a daily rate of more than £469 £480 £474
UK excluding London average daily rate £300 £350 £400
% change year-on-year
-14.28% -12.50%
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 1 8
Average hourly rate - £40.00 £37.50
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
- +6.66%
UK excluding London average hourly rate - £40.00 £37.50
% change year-on-year
- +6.66%

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
8058 8268 7224
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the UK 13.80% 14.62% 13.56%
Number of daily rates quoted 4617 4497 3898
Average daily rate £375 £363 £350
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+3.44% +3.57%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £233 £220 £200
10% offered a daily rate of more than £513 £500 £500
UK excluding London average daily rate £350 £338 £325
% change year-on-year
+3.70% +3.84%
Number of hourly rates quoted 525 460 419
Average hourly rate £21.53 £22.50 £22.50
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
-4.33% -
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £12.35 £12.50 £13.35
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £47.83 £45.00 £37.50
UK excluding London average hourly rate £21.53 £24.00 £23.50
% change year-on-year
-10.31% +2.12%

RTP
Jobs Demand Trend

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

RTP Jobs Demand Trend in the UK

RTP
Daily Rate Trend

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

RTP Daily Rate Trend in the UK

RTP
Daily Rate Histogram

This chart provides a histogram of daily rates quoted in contract IT jobs citing RTP within the UK over the 3 months to 3 September 2015.

RTP Daily Rate Histogram in the UK

RTP
Hourly Rate Trend

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

RTP Hourly Rate Trend in the UK

RTP
Top 9 Contract Locations

The table below looks at the demand and provides a guide to the average contractor rates quoted in IT jobs citing RTP within the UK over the 3 months to 3 September 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
England -20 6 £360 +2.85% 3
London -9 3 £450 - 1
West Midlands - 2 £275 - 1
Warwickshire - 2 £275 -
South East -14 1 £320 -33.33% 1
City of London - 1 £488 -
Milton Keynes - 1 £320 -
Atherstone - 1 £250 -
Buckinghamshire - 1 £320 -

RTP
Top 30 Related IT Skills

For the 6 months to 3 September 2015, IT contractor jobs within the UK 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 13 (33.33%) TCP/IP
2 9 (23.08%) HP
2 9 (23.08%) VoIP
3 8 (20.51%) FreeBSD
3 8 (20.51%) HTTP
3 8 (20.51%) Multithreading
4 7 (17.95%) SCCP
4 7 (17.95%) Device Driver
4 7 (17.95%) Benchmarking
4 7 (17.95%) C
4 7 (17.95%) ITIL
4 7 (17.95%) 4G
5 6 (15.38%) ITIL Foundation Certificate
5 6 (15.38%) HNC
5 6 (15.38%) SMS
5 6 (15.38%) SS7
5 6 (15.38%) 3G
5 6 (15.38%) Remedy
5 6 (15.38%) Cisco
5 6 (15.38%) 2G
5 6 (15.38%) H.323
5 6 (15.38%) ISUP
5 6 (15.38%) Statistics
5 6 (15.38%) SIGTRAN
5 6 (15.38%) MGW
5 6 (15.38%) HP Quality Center
5 6 (15.38%) Network Architecture
6 5 (12.82%) LTE
6 5 (12.82%) Wireless
6 5 (12.82%) Telecoms

RTP
Top Related IT Skills by Category

For the 6 months to 3 September 2015, IT contractor jobs within the UK 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 (10.26%) Lync
2 3 (7.69%) Exchange Server 2013
2 3 (7.69%) MS Exchange
Business Applications
1 3 (7.69%) Oracle Financials
1 3 (7.69%) Oracle EBS
1 3 (7.69%) Oracle Financial Analyzer
1 3 (7.69%) Oracle General Ledger
1 3 (7.69%) Oracle EBS R12
1 3 (7.69%) Oracle iProcurement
1 3 (7.69%) Oracle Payables
1 3 (7.69%) Oracle Receivables
Cloud Services
1 3 (7.69%) Office 365
Communications & Networking
1 13 (33.33%) TCP/IP
2 9 (23.08%) VoIP
3 8 (20.51%) HTTP
4 7 (17.95%) SCCP
4 7 (17.95%) 4G
5 6 (15.38%) H.323
5 6 (15.38%) ISUP
5 6 (15.38%) SS7
5 6 (15.38%) 2G
5 6 (15.38%) SIGTRAN
5 6 (15.38%) MGW
5 6 (15.38%) 3G
5 6 (15.38%) SMS
6 5 (12.82%) UMTS
6 5 (12.82%) LTE
6 5 (12.82%) Wireless
7 4 (10.26%) RTCP
7 4 (10.26%) FTP
7 4 (10.26%) CDMA
7 4 (10.26%) GPRS
Database & Business Intelligence
1 3 (7.69%) Oracle Reports
1 3 (7.69%) SQL Navigator
1 3 (7.69%) Oracle Discoverer
1 3 (7.69%) SQLPlus
1 3 (7.69%) Oracle Database
1 3 (7.69%) Oracle BI Publisher
Development Applications
1 3 (7.69%) Oracle Forms
1 3 (7.69%) Toad
General
1 5 (12.82%) Telecoms
2 4 (10.26%) Finance
3 3 (7.69%) General Ledger
Job Titles
1 7 (17.95%) Developer
2 4 (10.26%) Project Manager
3 3 (7.69%) Configuration Engineer
4 2 (5.13%) Defect Manager
4 2 (5.13%) Telecoms Engineer
4 2 (5.13%) VoIP Engineer
4 2 (5.13%) Avaya Engineer
4 2 (5.13%) Software Engineer
4 2 (5.13%) Design Engineer
4 2 (5.13%) Test Engineer
4 2 (5.13%) Analyst
5 1 (2.56%) Test Manager
5 1 (2.56%) Consultant
5 1 (2.56%) Infrastructure Project Manager
5 1 (2.56%) Systems Engineer
5 1 (2.56%) Analyst Programmer
5 1 (2.56%) Programmer
5 1 (2.56%) Network Analyst
5 1 (2.56%) Technical Analyst
5 1 (2.56%) Oracle Financials Consultant
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 3 (7.69%) XML
1 3 (7.69%) XMPP
2 2 (5.13%) .NET
3 1 (2.56%) CSS
3 1 (2.56%) Boost C++ Libraries
3 1 (2.56%) HTML
Miscellaneous
1 7 (17.95%) Device Driver
2 6 (15.38%) Statistics
3 4 (10.26%) Data Centre
4 3 (7.69%) Hybrid Cloud
4 3 (7.69%) IVR
5 2 (5.13%) Streaming Video
6 1 (2.56%) PKI
6 1 (2.56%) Video Conferencing
6 1 (2.56%) Analytical Skills
Operating Systems
1 8 (20.51%) FreeBSD
2 3 (7.69%) Android
2 3 (7.69%) Apple iOS
2 3 (7.69%) HPUX
2 3 (7.69%) Linux
3 2 (5.13%) Windows
4 1 (2.56%) Windows Server 2012
Processes & Methodologies
1 8 (20.51%) Multithreading
2 7 (17.95%) ITIL
2 7 (17.95%) Benchmarking
3 6 (15.38%) Network Architecture
4 4 (10.26%) Software Engineering
4 4 (10.26%) Software Testing
4 4 (10.26%) Test Scripting
5 3 (7.69%) Migration
5 3 (7.69%) Server Building
6 2 (5.13%) Agile Software Development
7 1 (2.56%) TDD
7 1 (2.56%) Network Design
7 1 (2.56%) Project Management
7 1 (2.56%) Service Delivery
7 1 (2.56%) Validation
7 1 (2.56%) Continuous Integration
7 1 (2.56%) Test Automation
7 1 (2.56%) Requirements Analysis
7 1 (2.56%) PRINCE2
7 1 (2.56%) Change Control
Programming Languages
1 7 (17.95%) C
2 3 (7.69%) C#
2 3 (7.69%) PL/SQL
2 3 (7.69%) SQL
3 2 (5.13%) C++
4 1 (2.56%) JavaScript
4 1 (2.56%) Python
Qualifications
1 6 (15.38%) HNC
1 6 (15.38%) ITIL Foundation Certificate
2 4 (10.26%) ISEB
3 1 (2.56%) Cisco Certification
3 1 (2.56%) Microsoft Certification
3 1 (2.56%) ITIL Certification
3 1 (2.56%) SC Cleared
3 1 (2.56%) Security Cleared
3 1 (2.56%) MCSE
3 1 (2.56%) MCSA
3 1 (2.56%) CCIE
3 1 (2.56%) CCNP
Systems Management
1 6 (15.38%) HP Quality Center
2 2 (5.13%) Cisco CUCM
3 1 (2.56%) Iperf
3 1 (2.56%) Cisco UCCE
Vendors
1 9 (23.08%) HP
2 6 (15.38%) Cisco
2 6 (15.38%) Remedy
3 5 (12.82%) Oracle
4 4 (10.26%) Avaya
5 3 (7.69%) Polycom
6 2 (5.13%) Sonus
6 2 (5.13%) Mitel
7 1 (2.56%) Brocade
7 1 (2.56%) Speakerbus
7 1 (2.56%) BT
7 1 (2.56%) VMware
7 1 (2.56%) Riverbed
7 1 (2.56%) Juniper
7 1 (2.56%) Citrix
7 1 (2.56%) Sybase
7 1 (2.56%) SAP
7 1 (2.56%) Microsoft