The table below looks at the statistics for RTP skills in IT contracts advertised across the UK. Included is a guide to the contractor rates offered in IT contracts that have cited RTP over the 3 months to 24 January 2017 with a comparison to the same period over 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.

3 months to
24 Jan 2017
Same period 2016 Same period 2015
Real-Time Transport Protocol (RTP)
UK
Rank 566 596 593
Rank change year-on-year
+30 -3
Contract jobs citing RTP 27 16 19
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the UK 0.060% 0.032% 0.038%
As % of the Communications & Networking category 0.39% 0.22% 0.26%
Number of daily rates quoted 10 4 13
Median daily rate £550 £419 £350
Median daily rate % change year-on-year
+31.34% +19.64%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £509 £332 £221
10% offered a daily rate of more than £560 £535 £450
UK excluding London median daily rate £363 £440 £363
% change year-on-year
-17.61% +21.37%
Number of hourly rates quoted 7 4 0
Median hourly rate £41.00 £40.00 -
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year
+2.50% -
UK excluding London median hourly rate £41.00 £40.00 -
% change year-on-year
+2.50% -

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
6862 7277 7379
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the UK 15.30% 14.55% 14.79%
Number of daily rates quoted 4188 4236 4168
Median daily rate £400 £400 £375
Median daily rate % change year-on-year
- +6.66%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £225 £240 £220
10% offered a daily rate of more than £550 £550 £500
UK excluding London median daily rate £375 £365 £350
% change year-on-year
+2.73% +4.28%
Number of hourly rates quoted 352 359 407
Median hourly rate £28.00 £27.50 £23.75
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year
+1.81% +15.78%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £12.07 £14.00 £13.00
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £55.00 £50.00 £42.50
UK excluding London median hourly rate £25.00 £30.00 £25.00
% change year-on-year
-16.66% +20.00%

RTP
Jobs Demand Trend

The demand trend of contract jobs citing RTP as a proportion of all IT contracts with a match in 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 24 January 2017.

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 15 Contract Locations

The table below looks at the demand and provides a guide to the median contractor rates quoted in IT jobs citing RTP within the UK over the 3 months to 24 January 2017. 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 Rank Change
on Same Period
Last Year
Matching
Contract
IT Job Ads
Median
Daily Rate
Last 3 Months
Median Daily Rate
% Change
on Same Period
Last Year
Live
Job
Vacancies
England +33 26 £550 +31.34% 7
South East +18 15 - - 5
Surrey +25 12 - - 3
Camberley - 12 - - 3
London +12 10 £550 +31.34%
City of London - 7 £550 -
Berkshire +12 2 - -
Maidenhead - 2 - -
Havant - 1 - -
West Yorkshire - 1 - -
Hampshire - 1 - - 1
West Wales - 1 £363 -
Yorkshire - 1 - -
Wales - 1 £363 -
Swansea - 1 £363 -

RTP
Top 30 Related IT Skills

For the 6 months to 24 January 2017, IT contractor jobs citing RTP also mentioned the following skills in order of popularity. The figures indicate the number co-occurrences and its proportion to all contract ads with a requirement for RTP.

1 33 (60.00%) VoIP
2 31 (56.36%) Cisco
3 28 (50.91%) PBX
4 26 (47.27%) Telecoms
5 23 (41.82%) Linux
5 23 (41.82%) Software Engineering
6 22 (40.00%) RANAP
6 22 (40.00%) LTE
6 22 (40.00%) Boost C++ Libraries
6 22 (40.00%) Asterisk PBX
6 22 (40.00%) GCC
6 22 (40.00%) GDB
6 22 (40.00%) Trac
6 22 (40.00%) Diameter Protocol
6 22 (40.00%) Cross-Platform Development
6 22 (40.00%) OO
6 22 (40.00%) STL
6 22 (40.00%) C++
6 22 (40.00%) UMTS
6 22 (40.00%) GSM
6 22 (40.00%) Subversion
7 17 (30.91%) High Availability
8 12 (21.82%) Agile Software Development
9 11 (20.00%) HTTP
10 10 (18.18%) RTSP
11 9 (16.36%) Streaming Video
11 9 (16.36%) Java
11 9 (16.36%) MySQL
11 9 (16.36%) CSS
11 9 (16.36%) Brightcove

RTP
Top Related IT Skills by Category

The follow tables expand on the table above by listing co-occurrences grouped by category. The same job type, locality and period is covered with up to 20 co-occurrences shown in each of the following categories:

Application Platforms
1 4 (7.27%) Oracle Collaboration Suite
2 2 (3.64%) Skype for Business
3 1 (1.82%) MS Exchange
Applications
1 3 (5.45%) MS Office
2 2 (3.64%) MS Excel
Cloud Services
1 7 (12.73%) Amazon AWS
1 7 (12.73%) AWS CloudFormation
2 2 (3.64%) Office 365
Communications & Networking
1 33 (60.00%) VoIP
2 28 (50.91%) PBX
3 22 (40.00%) Asterisk PBX
3 22 (40.00%) Diameter Protocol
3 22 (40.00%) GSM
3 22 (40.00%) LTE
3 22 (40.00%) RANAP
3 22 (40.00%) UMTS
4 11 (20.00%) HTTP
5 10 (18.18%) RTSP
6 6 (10.91%) H.323
6 6 (10.91%) MGCP
7 5 (9.09%) DHCP
7 5 (9.09%) DNS
7 5 (9.09%) SCCP
7 5 (9.09%) Wireshark
8 3 (5.45%) ISDN
8 3 (5.45%) Q.931
8 3 (5.45%) SNMP
8 3 (5.45%) TCP/IP
Database & Business Intelligence
1 9 (16.36%) MySQL
2 7 (12.73%) NoSQL
3 2 (3.64%) Data Mart
4 1 (1.82%) Essbase
Development Applications
1 22 (40.00%) GCC
1 22 (40.00%) GDB
1 22 (40.00%) Subversion
1 22 (40.00%) Trac
2 1 (1.82%) Eclipse
2 1 (1.82%) JIRA
General
1 26 (47.27%) Telecoms
2 3 (5.45%) Finance
2 3 (5.45%) Retail
3 2 (3.64%) Banking
3 2 (3.64%) Retail Banking
4 1 (1.82%) Electronics
Job Titles
1 22 (40.00%) C++ Software Engineer
1 22 (40.00%) Software Engineer
2 12 (21.82%) Developer
3 9 (16.36%) Java Developer
4 8 (14.55%) Senior Developer
4 8 (14.55%) Senior Java Developer
5 5 (9.09%) Network Engineer
6 4 (7.27%) Cisco Engineer
6 4 (7.27%) Voice Engineer
7 3 (5.45%) Architect
7 3 (5.45%) Business Architect
7 3 (5.45%) Designer
8 2 (3.64%) Cisco Network Engineer
8 2 (3.64%) Cisco Voice Engineer
8 2 (3.64%) IP Engineer
8 2 (3.64%) IP Network Engineer
8 2 (3.64%) Senior Cisco Engineer
8 2 (3.64%) Senior Voice Engineer
8 2 (3.64%) Voice Network Engineer
8 2 (3.64%) VoIP Engineer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 22 (40.00%) Boost C++ Libraries
1 22 (40.00%) STL
2 9 (16.36%) CSS
3 8 (14.55%) FFmpeg
3 8 (14.55%) GStreamer
4 7 (12.73%) Ajax
4 7 (12.73%) HTML
4 7 (12.73%) jQuery
4 7 (12.73%) RESTful
4 7 (12.73%) Spring
5 3 (5.45%) RFC 2833
5 3 (5.45%) XMPP
6 1 (1.82%) CCXML
6 1 (1.82%) JSON
6 1 (1.82%) Kafka
6 1 (1.82%) MDX
6 1 (1.82%) Protocol Buffers
6 1 (1.82%) VXML
6 1 (1.82%) WebRTC
Miscellaneous
1 9 (16.36%) Streaming Video
2 8 (14.55%) MPEG
3 7 (12.73%) Mobile App
4 4 (7.27%) IVR
5 1 (1.82%) CCTV
5 1 (1.82%) Data Centre
5 1 (1.82%) Field-Programmable Gate Array
5 1 (1.82%) Streaming Media
5 1 (1.82%) VHDL
5 1 (1.82%) Video on Demand
Operating Systems
1 23 (41.82%) Linux
2 9 (16.36%) Android
2 9 (16.36%) Apple iOS
3 4 (7.27%) Windows
4 3 (5.45%) Windows Server
4 3 (5.45%) Windows Server 2012
5 1 (1.82%) Unix
5 1 (1.82%) Windows 10
5 1 (1.82%) Windows 8
5 1 (1.82%) Windows Server 2003
5 1 (1.82%) Windows Server 2008
5 1 (1.82%) Windows XP
Processes & Methodologies
1 23 (41.82%) Software Engineering
2 22 (40.00%) Cross-Platform Development
2 22 (40.00%) OO
3 17 (30.91%) High Availability
4 12 (21.82%) Agile Software Development
5 8 (14.55%) Pair Programming
6 7 (12.73%) Automated Testing
6 7 (12.73%) Continuous Integration
6 7 (12.73%) Kanban
6 7 (12.73%) Scrum
6 7 (12.73%) TDD
7 5 (9.09%) E-Commerce
7 5 (9.09%) ITIL
7 5 (9.09%) Multithreading
8 3 (5.45%) Waterfall
8 3 (5.45%) Wealth Management
9 2 (3.64%) Network Design
9 2 (3.64%) Network Monitoring
9 2 (3.64%) Presales
9 2 (3.64%) Project Management
Programming Languages
1 22 (40.00%) C++
2 9 (16.36%) Java
3 7 (12.73%) JavaScript
4 2 (3.64%) C
5 1 (1.82%) Python
5 1 (1.82%) SQL
Qualifications
1 4 (7.27%) CCIE
1 4 (7.27%) CCNA
1 4 (7.27%) CCNP
1 4 (7.27%) Cisco Certification
1 4 (7.27%) Degree
2 3 (5.45%) CCVP
2 3 (5.45%) ITIL Certification
3 2 (3.64%) Microsoft Certification
3 2 (3.64%) SC Cleared
3 2 (3.64%) Security Cleared
System Software
1 3 (5.45%) Active Directory
2 2 (3.64%) Hyper-V
2 2 (3.64%) Kamailio
3 1 (1.82%) Firmware
Systems Management
1 4 (7.27%) Cisco CUCM
1 4 (7.27%) Cisco UCCE
Vendors
1 31 (56.36%) Cisco
2 9 (16.36%) Brightcove
3 4 (7.27%) Genesys
3 4 (7.27%) Oracle
4 2 (3.64%) Avaya
4 2 (3.64%) Microsoft
4 2 (3.64%) Sonus
5 1 (1.82%) Acme Packet
5 1 (1.82%) BMC
5 1 (1.82%) CheckPoint
5 1 (1.82%) F5
5 1 (1.82%) Fortinet
5 1 (1.82%) Hyperion
5 1 (1.82%) Juniper
5 1 (1.82%) ServiceNow
5 1 (1.82%) Tufin
5 1 (1.82%) Xilinx
Camberley, Surrey
Spectrum IT Recruitment (South) Ltd
Posted: 5 days ago