The first table below looks at the demand 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 18 April 2014 with a comparison to the same period in the previous 2 years. The second table is for comparison and provides aggregates for all of the Communications & Networking category.

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
18 Apr 2014
Same period 2013 Same period 2012
Real-Time Transport Protocol (RTP)
Rank 545 536 568
Rank change year-on-year
-9 +32
Contract jobs citing RTP 42 8 20
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the UK 0.075% 0.017% 0.033%
As % of the Communications & Networking category 0.58% 0.11% 0.22%
Number of daily rates quoted 23 4 11
Average daily rate £450 £450 £320
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
- +40.62%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £260 £345 £175
10% offered a daily rate of more than £545 £455 £400
UK excluding London average daily rate £450 £450 £310
% change year-on-year
- +45.16%
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 1 0
Average hourly rate - £52.50 -
UK excluding London average hourly rate - - -
Communications & Networking Category
UK
Contract IT job ads with a match in the
Communications & Networking category
7257 7224 9297
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the UK 12.89% 15.14% 15.33%
Number of daily rates quoted 3828 3580 4351
Average daily rate £360 £345 £368
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+4.34% -6.12%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £200 £190 £215
10% offered a daily rate of more than £500 £500 £500
UK excluding London average daily rate £338 £310 £325
% change year-on-year
+8.87% -4.61%
Number of hourly rates quoted 413 572 627
Average hourly rate £20.00 £22.50 £27.50
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
-11.11% -18.18%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £12.63 £12.50 £13.50
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £45.00 £42.50 £44.00
UK excluding London average hourly rate £20.50 £22.50 £29.50
% change year-on-year
-8.88% -23.72%

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 18 April 2014.

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 26 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 18 April 2014. 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
(Click each for more statistics)
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
Find
Job
Vacancies
England -52 40 £450 +18.81% 3
South East +6 20 £500 - 1
Berkshire +6 15 £488 - 1
London -17 9 £463 +1.09%
Reading - 7 £463 -
Cambridgeshire - 5 £310 - 1
Hampshire - 5 £525 -
Cambridge - 5 £310 - 1
East of England - 5 £310 - 1
Havant - 3 £550 -
Haywards Heath - - - -
Maidenhead - - - -
Nottingham - - - -
Croydon - - - -
Dorchester - - - -
Guildford - - - -
Kent - - - -
Nottinghamshire - - - -
Surrey - - - -
West Sussex - - - -
City of London - - - -
East Midlands - - - -
Dorset - - - -
Southampton - - - -
South West - - - -
Clapham - - - -

RTP
Top 30 Related IT Skills

For the 6 months to 18 April 2014, 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 28 (35.00%) Windows
2 23 (28.75%) SAP
3 20 (25.00%) PSTN
3 20 (25.00%) DNS
4 18 (22.50%) Telecoms
5 16 (20.00%) Network Load Balancing
5 16 (20.00%) Lync
5 16 (20.00%) PBX
6 15 (18.75%) Microsoft Certification
7 14 (17.50%) MCTS
8 12 (15.00%) SAP Oil and Gas
8 12 (15.00%) Live Communications Server
8 12 (15.00%) Cisco
8 12 (15.00%) Active Directory
9 11 (13.75%) Disaster Recovery
9 11 (13.75%) Degree
10 10 (12.50%) Customer Engagement
10 10 (12.50%) MCITP
10 10 (12.50%) Service Management
10 10 (12.50%) ITIL
11 9 (11.25%) JavaScript
11 9 (11.25%) SQL
11 9 (11.25%) GSM
11 9 (11.25%) Microsoft
11 9 (11.25%) Billing
12 8 (10.00%) SAP FI-AA
12 8 (10.00%) Unit Testing
12 8 (10.00%) SAP PS
12 8 (10.00%) RTCP
12 8 (10.00%) Project Management

RTP
Top Related IT Skills by Category

For the 6 months to 18 April 2014, 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 16 (20.00%) Lync
2 12 (15.00%) Live Communications Server
3 8 (10.00%) MS Exchange
3 8 (10.00%) IIS
4 3 (3.75%) WebLogic
4 3 (3.75%) Apache
4 3 (3.75%) WebSphere
5 2 (2.50%) WebSphere Transformation Extender
6 1 (1.25%) IBM Notes
Applications
1 4 (5.00%) MS Project
2 3 (3.75%) MS Excel
3 1 (1.25%) MS Office
3 1 (1.25%) Quicktime
Business Applications
1 12 (15.00%) SAP Oil and Gas
2 8 (10.00%) SAP FI-AA
2 8 (10.00%) SAP PS
3 6 (7.50%) SAP IS-U
4 5 (6.25%) SAP FI
5 4 (5.00%) SAP EWM
6 3 (3.75%) Dynamics CRM
7 2 (2.50%) SAP ERP
7 2 (2.50%) SAP FI/CO
7 2 (2.50%) SAP CO
7 2 (2.50%) SAP CRM
7 2 (2.50%) SAP MM
7 2 (2.50%) SAP SD
8 1 (1.25%) SAP FI-CA
Cloud Services
1 4 (5.00%) Office 365
Communications & Networking
1 20 (25.00%) PSTN
1 20 (25.00%) DNS
2 16 (20.00%) PBX
3 9 (11.25%) GSM
4 8 (10.00%) RTCP
4 8 (10.00%) ISDN
5 7 (8.75%) SIGTRAN
6 6 (7.50%) 4G
6 6 (7.50%) ISUP
6 6 (7.50%) SS7
7 5 (6.25%) UMTS
7 5 (6.25%) MGW
8 4 (5.00%) Megaco
8 4 (5.00%) ATM
8 4 (5.00%) Broadband
8 4 (5.00%) CDMA
8 4 (5.00%) GPRS
8 4 (5.00%) VoIP
8 4 (5.00%) WCDMA
8 4 (5.00%) SMS
Database & Business Intelligence
1 6 (7.50%) SQL Server
2 2 (2.50%) SQL Server 2008
Development Applications
1 5 (6.25%) Subversion
2 2 (2.50%) LSMW
General
1 18 (22.50%) Telecoms
2 9 (11.25%) Billing
3 6 (7.50%) Manufacturing
4 5 (6.25%) Finance
5 4 (5.00%) Banking
5 4 (5.00%) Retail
6 3 (3.75%) Pharmaceutical
Job Titles
1 36 (45.00%) Consultant
2 17 (21.25%) SAP Consultant
3 10 (12.50%) Support Consultant
4 7 (8.75%) Project Manager
5 6 (7.50%) Business Manager
5 6 (7.50%) Change Manager
5 6 (7.50%) Business Change Manager
6 5 (6.25%) Software Engineer
6 5 (6.25%) Embedded Software Engineer
7 4 (5.00%) Training Manager
7 4 (5.00%) Systems Engineer
8 3 (3.75%) Technical Project Manager
8 3 (3.75%) Change Project Manager
8 3 (3.75%) Technical Manager
8 3 (3.75%) Business Project Manager
8 3 (3.75%) Technical Engineer
8 3 (3.75%) Business Change Project Manager
8 3 (3.75%) Technical Leader
9 2 (2.50%) Data Consultant
9 2 (2.50%) Release Manager
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 8 (10.00%) .NET
2 7 (8.75%) J2EE
3 6 (7.50%) SyncML
3 6 (7.50%) WAP
4 5 (6.25%) J2ME
4 5 (6.25%) XML
4 5 (6.25%) GStreamer
5 4 (5.00%) SAP PI
5 4 (5.00%) JDBC
5 4 (5.00%) HTML
6 3 (3.75%) Flash
7 2 (2.50%) KML
7 2 (2.50%) BAPI
7 2 (2.50%) WebSphere Message Broker
7 2 (2.50%) JMS
8 1 (1.25%) Servlets
8 1 (1.25%) SOAP
8 1 (1.25%) Web Services
8 1 (1.25%) EJB
8 1 (1.25%) JMX
Miscellaneous
1 7 (8.75%) PKI
2 6 (7.50%) GIS
2 6 (7.50%) Streaming Video
2 6 (7.50%) MPEG
3 5 (6.25%) Blackberry
3 5 (6.25%) iPhone
3 5 (6.25%) IPTV
4 4 (5.00%) Mobile App
4 4 (5.00%) N-Tier
5 2 (2.50%) Data Conversion
5 2 (2.50%) Device Driver
5 2 (2.50%) Management Information System
6 1 (1.25%) AS400
6 1 (1.25%) Digital Media
Operating Systems
1 28 (35.00%) Windows
2 5 (6.25%) Linux
2 5 (6.25%) Embedded Linux
3 4 (5.00%) Android
3 4 (5.00%) Windows Server 2008
3 4 (5.00%) Windows 2000 Server
3 4 (5.00%) Windows Server 2003
3 4 (5.00%) Windows 2000
3 4 (5.00%) UNIX
3 4 (5.00%) Windows NT
4 2 (2.50%) Windows CE
Processes & Methodologies
1 16 (20.00%) Network Load Balancing
2 11 (13.75%) Disaster Recovery
3 10 (12.50%) Customer Engagement
3 10 (12.50%) Service Management
3 10 (12.50%) ITIL
4 8 (10.00%) Unit Testing
4 8 (10.00%) Project Management
5 6 (7.50%) Regression Testing
5 6 (7.50%) CRM
6 5 (6.25%) Risk Management
6 5 (6.25%) Integration Testing
6 5 (6.25%) Scrum
6 5 (6.25%) Software Engineering
7 4 (5.00%) Logistics
7 4 (5.00%) Mobile Device Management
7 4 (5.00%) Change Management
7 4 (5.00%) E-business
7 4 (5.00%) Data Security
7 4 (5.00%) Migration
7 4 (5.00%) PRINCE2
Programming Languages
1 9 (11.25%) JavaScript
1 9 (11.25%) SQL
2 8 (10.00%) C
3 5 (6.25%) Python
3 5 (6.25%) Java
4 4 (5.00%) PowerShell
4 4 (5.00%) C#
4 4 (5.00%) C++
5 2 (2.50%) ActionScript 2.0
5 2 (2.50%) ActionScript
5 2 (2.50%) T-SQL
6 1 (1.25%) ABAP
Qualifications
1 15 (18.75%) Microsoft Certification
2 14 (17.50%) MCTS
3 11 (13.75%) Degree
4 10 (12.50%) MCITP
5 5 (6.25%) CCNA
5 5 (6.25%) Cisco Certification
6 4 (5.00%) CCVP
6 4 (5.00%) MCSE
7 3 (3.75%) PRINCE2 Practitioner
8 1 (1.25%) CNE
8 1 (1.25%) Novell Certification
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 4 (5.00%) QA
2 2 (2.50%) JTAG
3 1 (1.25%) GxP
3 1 (1.25%) SLA
3 1 (1.25%) Sarbanes-Oxley
System Software
1 12 (15.00%) Active Directory
2 1 (1.25%) KVM
2 1 (1.25%) Microsoft App-V
Systems Management
1 1 (1.25%) SAP Afaria
1 1 (1.25%) Cisco CUCM
1 1 (1.25%) SCCM
Vendors
1 23 (28.75%) SAP
2 12 (15.00%) Cisco
3 9 (11.25%) Microsoft
4 8 (10.00%) Oracle
5 7 (8.75%) Lotus
6 6 (7.50%) ESRI
6 6 (7.50%) Avaya
6 6 (7.50%) Nortel
7 5 (6.25%) Perforce
8 4 (5.00%) Huawei
8 4 (5.00%) Sybase
9 2 (2.50%) Axway
9 2 (2.50%) IBM
9 2 (2.50%) Informatica
9 2 (2.50%) Mapinfo
10 1 (1.25%) Citrix
10 1 (1.25%) Nokia Solutions and Networks
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