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 23 January 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
23 Jan 2015
Same period 2014 Same period 2013
Real-Time Transport Protocol (RTP)
Rank 558 519 516
Rank change year-on-year
-39 -3
Contract jobs citing RTP 20 38 19
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the UK 0.039% 0.078% 0.043%
As % of the Communications & Networking category 0.27% 0.58% 0.27%
Number of daily rates quoted 13 23 17
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£350 £500 £425
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
-30.00% +17.64%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £221 £333 £420
10% offered a daily rate of more than £450 £550 £469
UK excluding London average daily rate £350 £475 £215
% change year-on-year
-26.31% +120.93%
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
7429 6513 7064
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the UK 14.65% 13.37% 15.82%
Number of daily rates quoted 4169 3477 3383
Average daily rate £375 £375 £350
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
- +7.14%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £220 £223 £200
10% offered a daily rate of more than £500 £525 £500
UK excluding London average daily rate £350 £350 £325
% change year-on-year
- +7.69%
Number of hourly rates quoted 394 390 636
Average hourly rate £23.75 £18.00 £22.00
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
+31.94% -18.18%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £13.00 £11.55 £12.00
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £40.00 £40.80 £45.00
UK excluding London average hourly rate £26.00 £19.50 £22.50
% change year-on-year
+33.33% -13.33%

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 23 January 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 30 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 23 January 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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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 -43 18 £350 -30.00% 8
London 0 8 £320 -41.81% 1
South East -32 8 £350 -26.31% 4
Berkshire -10 4 £375 -21.05%
Reading +6 3 £375 -21.05%
Hampshire -20 2 £400 - 3
Surrey - 2 £205 -
City of London +11 1 £340 -43.33%
Havant - 1 £450 - 3
East Midlands - - - -
North West - - - -
West Sussex - - - -
Nottinghamshire - - - -
Scotland - - - -
East of England - - - - 1
Northern Ireland - - - -
Hook - - - -
Slough - - - -
Buckinghamshire - - - -
Cambridgeshire - - - -
Maidenhead - - - -
Manchester - - - -
Marlow - - - -
Nottingham - - - -
Aberdeen - - - -
County Antrim - - - -
Belfast - - - -
Cambridge - - - -
Crawley - - - -
Edinburgh - - - -

RTP
Top 30 Related IT Skills

For the 6 months to 23 January 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 12 (30.77%) Cisco
2 11 (28.21%) Telecoms
3 10 (25.64%) SAP
4 9 (23.08%) Billing
5 8 (20.51%) Finance
5 8 (20.51%) TCP/IP
5 8 (20.51%) SAP IS-U
6 7 (17.95%) Windows
6 7 (17.95%) Workflow
6 7 (17.95%) Workflow Management
7 6 (15.38%) PKI
7 6 (15.38%) ABAP
7 6 (15.38%) VPN
7 6 (15.38%) DNS
7 6 (15.38%) Ethernet
7 6 (15.38%) LAN
7 6 (15.38%) VoIP
7 6 (15.38%) Juniper
7 6 (15.38%) Integration Testing
7 6 (15.38%) Analytical Skills
8 5 (12.82%) Degree
8 5 (12.82%) Cisco CUCM
8 5 (12.82%) Multicast
8 5 (12.82%) MPLS
8 5 (12.82%) WAN
8 5 (12.82%) RTCP
8 5 (12.82%) H.323
9 4 (10.26%) Disaster Recovery
9 4 (10.26%) VMware
9 4 (10.26%) Live Communications Server

RTP
Top Related IT Skills by Category

For the 6 months to 23 January 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%) Live Communications Server
1 4 (10.26%) Lync
2 3 (7.69%) MS Exchange
2 3 (7.69%) IIS
3 1 (2.56%) Node.js
3 1 (2.56%) GroupWise
3 1 (2.56%) IBM Notes
Business Applications
1 8 (20.51%) SAP IS-U
2 1 (2.56%) SAP ERP
2 1 (2.56%) SAP SD
2 1 (2.56%) SAP FI
2 1 (2.56%) SAP MM
2 1 (2.56%) SAP Oil and Gas
2 1 (2.56%) SAP CRM
Cloud Services
1 2 (5.13%) GitHub
Communications & Networking
1 8 (20.51%) TCP/IP
2 6 (15.38%) VPN
2 6 (15.38%) DNS
2 6 (15.38%) Ethernet
2 6 (15.38%) LAN
2 6 (15.38%) VoIP
3 5 (12.82%) Multicast
3 5 (12.82%) MPLS
3 5 (12.82%) WAN
3 5 (12.82%) RTCP
3 5 (12.82%) H.323
4 4 (10.26%) RTSP
4 4 (10.26%) PBX
4 4 (10.26%) PSTN
4 4 (10.26%) HTTP
5 3 (7.69%) FTP
5 3 (7.69%) VLAN
5 3 (7.69%) Firewall
5 3 (7.69%) Wireless
5 3 (7.69%) MGCP
Database & Business Intelligence
1 4 (10.26%) SQL Server
2 2 (5.13%) Redis
2 2 (5.13%) Apache Cassandra
2 2 (5.13%) NoSQL
2 2 (5.13%) Hadoop
3 1 (2.56%) SQL Server 2008
3 1 (2.56%) Relational Database
3 1 (2.56%) RDBMS
Development Applications
1 2 (5.13%) Git (software)
2 1 (2.56%) JIRA
2 1 (2.56%) Jenkins
2 1 (2.56%) LSMW
2 1 (2.56%) Maven
General
1 11 (28.21%) Telecoms
2 9 (23.08%) Billing
3 8 (20.51%) Finance
4 1 (2.56%) Multimedia
Job Titles
1 10 (25.64%) Consultant
2 7 (17.95%) Network Engineer
2 7 (17.95%) SAP Consultant
3 5 (12.82%) SAP ISU Consultant
4 3 (7.69%) Field Engineer
5 2 (5.13%) Developer
5 2 (5.13%) Systems Engineer
5 2 (5.13%) Support Engineer
5 2 (5.13%) Architect
5 2 (5.13%) Systems Test Engineer
5 2 (5.13%) Technical Manager
5 2 (5.13%) Functional Consultant
5 2 (5.13%) Test Engineer
5 2 (5.13%) Network Implementation Engineer
5 2 (5.13%) Operations Engineer
5 2 (5.13%) Network Operations Engineer
5 2 (5.13%) Implementation Engineer
6 1 (2.56%) Data Migration Consultant
6 1 (2.56%) Voice Specialist
6 1 (2.56%) SAP Data Consultant
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 2 (5.13%) REST
1 2 (5.13%) JSON
1 2 (5.13%) Kafka
2 1 (2.56%) Middleware
2 1 (2.56%) BAPI
Miscellaneous
1 6 (15.38%) PKI
1 6 (15.38%) Analytical Skills
2 3 (7.69%) MPEG
2 3 (7.69%) IPTV
3 2 (5.13%) Streaming Video
3 2 (5.13%) Streaming Media
3 2 (5.13%) Open Source
3 2 (5.13%) Video on Demand
4 1 (2.56%) Data Structures
4 1 (2.56%) Data Conversion
4 1 (2.56%) Mobile App
4 1 (2.56%) DTV
4 1 (2.56%) Smartcard
4 1 (2.56%) Device Driver
4 1 (2.56%) AS400
Operating Systems
1 7 (17.95%) Windows
2 4 (10.26%) Linux
3 1 (2.56%) Android
3 1 (2.56%) CentOS
3 1 (2.56%) Apple iOS
3 1 (2.56%) Ubuntu
Processes & Methodologies
1 7 (17.95%) Workflow
1 7 (17.95%) Workflow Management
2 6 (15.38%) Integration Testing
3 4 (10.26%) Disaster Recovery
3 4 (10.26%) Agile Software Development
3 4 (10.26%) ITIL
3 4 (10.26%) Network Load Balancing
4 3 (7.69%) Time Management
4 3 (7.69%) Workforce Management Optimization
4 3 (7.69%) Validation
5 2 (5.13%) Project Management
5 2 (5.13%) Service Management
5 2 (5.13%) Migration
5 2 (5.13%) Scrum
5 2 (5.13%) Data Management
5 2 (5.13%) Change Control
5 2 (5.13%) Customer Engagement
5 2 (5.13%) Continuous Integration
6 1 (2.56%) Risk Analysis
6 1 (2.56%) Communications Security
Programming Languages
1 6 (15.38%) ABAP
2 2 (5.13%) C
2 2 (5.13%) C++
2 2 (5.13%) Java
3 1 (2.56%) Assembly Language
3 1 (2.56%) Embedded C++
3 1 (2.56%) Shell Script
3 1 (2.56%) JavaScript
3 1 (2.56%) PHP
3 1 (2.56%) SQL
3 1 (2.56%) T-SQL
Qualifications
1 5 (12.82%) Degree
2 4 (10.26%) Cisco Certification
2 4 (10.26%) SC Cleared
2 4 (10.26%) Security Cleared
3 2 (5.13%) MCTS
3 2 (5.13%) MCITP
3 2 (5.13%) CCVP
3 2 (5.13%) CCIE
3 2 (5.13%) CCNP
3 2 (5.13%) CCNA
3 2 (5.13%) Microsoft Certification
3 2 (5.13%) ITIL Certification
4 1 (2.56%) PRINCE2 Certification
4 1 (2.56%) ISTQB
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 2 (5.13%) QA
2 1 (2.56%) GxP
2 1 (2.56%) Sarbanes-Oxley
System Software
1 3 (7.69%) Active Directory
2 2 (5.13%) VMware Infrastructure
3 1 (2.56%) VMware ESXi
3 1 (2.56%) HDFS
Systems Management
1 5 (12.82%) Cisco CUCM
Vendors
1 12 (30.77%) Cisco
2 10 (25.64%) SAP
3 6 (15.38%) Juniper
4 4 (10.26%) VMware
5 3 (7.69%) Riverbed
5 3 (7.69%) Verint
5 3 (7.69%) Nortel
5 3 (7.69%) Citrix
5 3 (7.69%) Avaya
5 3 (7.69%) Lotus
5 3 (7.69%) Brocade
6 2 (5.13%) Novell
6 2 (5.13%) Ericsson
6 2 (5.13%) Fortinet
7 1 (2.56%) Informatica
7 1 (2.56%) Oracle
7 1 (2.56%) Redback
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