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 31 July 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
31 Jul 2015
Same period 2014 Same period 2013
Real-Time Transport Protocol (RTP)
Rank 606 590 521
Rank change year-on-year
-16 -69
Contract jobs citing RTP 14 21 58
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the UK 0.025% 0.038% 0.11%
As % of the Communications & Networking category 0.18% 0.27% 0.83%
Number of daily rates quoted 5 15 27
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£320 £350 £421
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
-8.57% -16.81%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £319 £260 £345
10% offered a daily rate of more than £430 £450 £464
UK excluding London average daily rate £320 £350 £450
% change year-on-year
-8.57% -22.22%
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 1 11
Average hourly rate - £37.50 £37.50
UK excluding London average hourly rate - £37.50 £37.50

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
7831 7646 6987
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the UK 13.77% 13.99% 13.67%
Number of daily rates quoted 4478 4078 3617
Average daily rate £375 £360 £350
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+4.16% +2.85%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £225 £210 £198
10% offered a daily rate of more than £500 £500 £488
UK excluding London average daily rate £350 £336 £320
% change year-on-year
+4.27% +4.88%
Number of hourly rates quoted 477 416 465
Average hourly rate £21.50 £20.00 £25.00
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
+7.50% -20.00%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £12.35 £12.00 £13.50
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £47.83 £42.50 £42.50
UK excluding London average hourly rate £21.76 £20.00 £25.50
% change year-on-year
+8.81% -21.56%

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 31 July 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 17 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 31 July 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 -32 13 £360 +2.85% 9
Yorkshire - 6 - -
Leeds - 6 - -
West Yorkshire - 6 - -
London -3 3 £425 -5.55% 4
East Midlands - 2 £320 -
Scotland - 2 £318 -
Nottinghamshire - 2 £320 -
Nottingham - 2 £320 -
East of England -4 1 - -
City of London - 1 - - 1
Harlow - 1 - -
Glenrothes - 1 - -
Manchester - 1 - - 1
North West - 1 - - 1
Essex - 1 - -
Fife - 1 - -

RTP
Top 30 Related IT Skills

For the 6 months to 31 July 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 15 (28.85%) VoIP
2 14 (26.92%) TCP/IP
2 14 (26.92%) Benchmarking
3 11 (21.15%) Telecoms
4 10 (19.23%) HP
5 9 (17.31%) HTTP
5 9 (17.31%) Cisco
5 9 (17.31%) FreeBSD
5 9 (17.31%) SS7
5 9 (17.31%) SIGTRAN
5 9 (17.31%) Multithreading
6 8 (15.38%) HP Quality Center
6 8 (15.38%) 3G
6 8 (15.38%) Device Driver
6 8 (15.38%) C
7 7 (13.46%) ITIL
7 7 (13.46%) UMTS
7 7 (13.46%) GSM
7 7 (13.46%) Wireless
7 7 (13.46%) MGCP
7 7 (13.46%) SCCP
7 7 (13.46%) LTE
7 7 (13.46%) 4G
7 7 (13.46%) Test Scripting
8 6 (11.54%) Statistics
8 6 (11.54%) MGW
8 6 (11.54%) Network Architecture
8 6 (11.54%) Lync
8 6 (11.54%) VoLTE
8 6 (11.54%) ITIL Foundation Certificate

RTP
Top Related IT Skills by Category

For the 6 months to 31 July 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 6 (11.54%) Lync
2 3 (5.77%) SharePoint
2 3 (5.77%) MS Exchange
2 3 (5.77%) Exchange Server 2013
3 1 (1.92%) MediaWiki
Applications
1 2 (3.85%) MS Excel
2 1 (1.92%) MS Office
Business Applications
1 3 (5.77%) Oracle Financials
1 3 (5.77%) Oracle EBS
1 3 (5.77%) Oracle Financial Analyzer
1 3 (5.77%) Oracle General Ledger
1 3 (5.77%) Oracle EBS R12
1 3 (5.77%) Oracle iProcurement
1 3 (5.77%) Oracle Payables
1 3 (5.77%) Oracle Receivables
2 1 (1.92%) Dynamics CRM
2 1 (1.92%) Dynamics AX
2 1 (1.92%) SAP R/3
Cloud Services
1 3 (5.77%) Cloud Computing
1 3 (5.77%) Office 365
2 1 (1.92%) Google Apps
Communications & Networking
1 15 (28.85%) VoIP
2 14 (26.92%) TCP/IP
3 9 (17.31%) HTTP
3 9 (17.31%) SS7
3 9 (17.31%) SIGTRAN
4 8 (15.38%) 3G
5 7 (13.46%) MGCP
5 7 (13.46%) SCCP
5 7 (13.46%) Wireless
5 7 (13.46%) UMTS
5 7 (13.46%) GSM
5 7 (13.46%) LTE
5 7 (13.46%) 4G
6 6 (11.54%) VoLTE
6 6 (11.54%) Diameter Protocol
6 6 (11.54%) MGW
6 6 (11.54%) CDMA
6 6 (11.54%) GPRS
6 6 (11.54%) SMS
6 6 (11.54%) 2G
Database & Business Intelligence
1 4 (7.69%) Oracle Reports
1 4 (7.69%) Oracle Database
2 3 (5.77%) Oracle BI Publisher
2 3 (5.77%) SQL Navigator
2 3 (5.77%) Oracle Discoverer
2 3 (5.77%) SQLPlus
3 1 (1.92%) Microsoft Analysis Services
3 1 (1.92%) SQL Server Reporting Services
3 1 (1.92%) Oracle Database 11g
3 1 (1.92%) SQL Server Analysis Services
3 1 (1.92%) SQL Server 2008
3 1 (1.92%) SQL Server 2012
3 1 (1.92%) BusinessObjects
3 1 (1.92%) SAP BW
3 1 (1.92%) SQL Server
Development Applications
1 3 (5.77%) Oracle Forms
1 3 (5.77%) Toad
General
1 11 (21.15%) Telecoms
2 4 (7.69%) Finance
3 3 (5.77%) Multimedia
3 3 (5.77%) General Ledger
3 3 (5.77%) Marketing
4 2 (3.85%) Billing
Job Titles
1 8 (15.38%) Developer
2 6 (11.54%) Design Engineer
3 3 (5.77%) Change Manager
3 3 (5.77%) Business Change Manager
3 3 (5.77%) Programmer
3 3 (5.77%) Analyst
3 3 (5.77%) Test Engineer
3 3 (5.77%) Business Manager
3 3 (5.77%) Configuration Engineer
4 2 (3.85%) Defect Manager
4 2 (3.85%) VoIP Engineer
4 2 (3.85%) Network Design Engineer
4 2 (3.85%) Implementation Engineer
4 2 (3.85%) Avaya Engineer
4 2 (3.85%) Voice Engineer
4 2 (3.85%) Cisco Engineer
4 2 (3.85%) Oracle Consultant
4 2 (3.85%) Telecoms Engineer
4 2 (3.85%) Consultant
4 2 (3.85%) Network Engineer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 5 (9.62%) XMPP
2 4 (7.69%) .NET
3 3 (5.77%) XML
4 2 (3.85%) CSS
4 2 (3.85%) HTML
5 1 (1.92%) Boost C++ Libraries
5 1 (1.92%) SAP Basis
Miscellaneous
1 8 (15.38%) Device Driver
2 6 (11.54%) Statistics
3 3 (5.77%) Hybrid Cloud
3 3 (5.77%) IVR
4 2 (3.85%) Video Conferencing
4 2 (3.85%) Analytical Skills
4 2 (3.85%) IPTV
5 1 (1.92%) Data Centre
5 1 (1.92%) PKI
5 1 (1.92%) Streaming Video
5 1 (1.92%) Clustering
Operating Systems
1 9 (17.31%) FreeBSD
2 3 (5.77%) Android
2 3 (5.77%) Apple iOS
2 3 (5.77%) HPUX
2 3 (5.77%) Linux
3 2 (3.85%) Windows
3 2 (3.85%) Windows Server 2012
4 1 (1.92%) Windows Server 2008
4 1 (1.92%) AIX
4 1 (1.92%) UNIX
Processes & Methodologies
1 14 (26.92%) Benchmarking
2 9 (17.31%) Multithreading
3 7 (13.46%) Test Scripting
3 7 (13.46%) ITIL
4 6 (11.54%) Software Testing
4 6 (11.54%) Network Architecture
5 5 (9.62%) Requirements Analysis
5 5 (9.62%) Migration
6 4 (7.69%) Agile Software Development
6 4 (7.69%) Network Design
6 4 (7.69%) Software Engineering
7 3 (5.77%) TDD
7 3 (5.77%) CRM
7 3 (5.77%) Test Strategy
8 2 (3.85%) Change Control
8 2 (3.85%) User Acceptance Testing
8 2 (3.85%) Unit Testing
8 2 (3.85%) Continuous Integration
9 1 (1.92%) Test Automation
9 1 (1.92%) SAP Implementation
Programming Languages
1 8 (15.38%) C
2 5 (9.62%) C#
3 4 (7.69%) C++
3 4 (7.69%) SQL
4 3 (5.77%) PL/SQL
5 2 (3.85%) Python
5 2 (3.85%) JavaScript
6 1 (1.92%) Shell Script
6 1 (1.92%) Korn
6 1 (1.92%) T-SQL
Qualifications
1 6 (11.54%) HNC
1 6 (11.54%) ISEB
1 6 (11.54%) ITIL Foundation Certificate
2 3 (5.77%) SC Cleared
2 3 (5.77%) Security Cleared
2 3 (5.77%) Cisco Certification
3 2 (3.85%) Degree
4 1 (1.92%) Microsoft Certification
4 1 (1.92%) ITIL Certification
4 1 (1.92%) MCSE
4 1 (1.92%) MCSA
4 1 (1.92%) CCIE
4 1 (1.92%) CCNP
System Software
1 3 (5.77%) Active Directory
2 1 (1.92%) VMware Infrastructure
Systems Management
1 8 (15.38%) HP Quality Center
2 2 (3.85%) Cisco CUCM
3 1 (1.92%) Iperf
3 1 (1.92%) Cisco UCCE
Vendors
1 10 (19.23%) HP
2 9 (17.31%) Cisco
3 6 (11.54%) Oracle
3 6 (11.54%) Remedy
4 4 (7.69%) Microsoft
5 3 (5.77%) Avaya
5 3 (5.77%) Polycom
5 3 (5.77%) Verint
6 2 (3.85%) Sonus
6 2 (3.85%) VMware
6 2 (3.85%) Mitel
7 1 (1.92%) Google
7 1 (1.92%) FrontRange
7 1 (1.92%) Brocade
7 1 (1.92%) Riverbed
7 1 (1.92%) Juniper
7 1 (1.92%) Salesforce.com
7 1 (1.92%) Citrix
7 1 (1.92%) SAP
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