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 24 April 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
24 Apr 2015
Same period 2014 Same period 2013
Real-Time Transport Protocol (RTP)
Rank 556 560 550
Rank change year-on-year
+4 -10
Contract jobs citing RTP 38 40 9
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the UK 0.068% 0.072% 0.019%
As % of the Communications & Networking category 0.46% 0.55% 0.12%
Number of daily rates quoted 29 22 4
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£340 £450 £450
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
-24.44% -
90% offered a daily rate of more than £132 £255 £345
10% offered a daily rate of more than £425 £548 £455
UK excluding London average daily rate £310 £400 £450
% change year-on-year
-22.50% -11.11%
Number of hourly rates quoted 1 0 2
Average hourly rate £40.00 - £45.00
UK excluding London average hourly rate - - £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
8185 7226 7463
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the UK 14.69% 13.09% 15.39%
Number of daily rates quoted 4470 3816 3720
Average daily rate £350 £360 £350
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
-2.77% +2.85%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £208 £200 £200
10% offered a daily rate of more than £500 £500 £500
UK excluding London average daily rate £340 £338 £315
% change year-on-year
+0.74% +7.14%
Number of hourly rates quoted 442 399 579
Average hourly rate £28.75 £20.00 £22.25
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
+43.75% -10.11%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £12.50 £12.50 £12.50
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £45.00 £45.00 £42.50
UK excluding London average hourly rate £30.00 £20.00 £22.50
% change year-on-year
+50.00% -11.11%

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 24 April 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 23 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 24 April 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 -1 38 £340 -24.44% 11
South East -3 23 £308 -38.50% 5
Berkshire -6 13 £308 -35.26% 1
London +4 8 £380 -17.83% 5
Hampshire -9 6 £400 -23.80% 3
Havant -2 5 £400 -27.27% 1
West Sussex - 3 £213 -
Feltham - 3 £360 - 1
Reading -4 2 £315 -31.89%
Newbury - 2 £135 -
Nottingham - 2 £238 -
East Midlands - 2 £238 -
Gloucestershire - 2 £310 - 1
South West - 2 £310 - 1
Nottinghamshire - 2 £238 -
East of England +18 1 - -
Cambridgeshire +2 1 - -
South Coast -1 1 £650 +57.57%
North West - 1 £550 -
Middlesex - 1 - -
Twickenham - 1 £350 -
Cheltenham - 1 £310 - 1
Manchester - 1 £550 -

RTP
Top 30 Related IT Skills

For the 6 months to 24 April 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 20 (34.48%) VoIP
2 17 (29.31%) TCP/IP
3 15 (25.86%) Cisco
4 14 (24.14%) Benchmarking
4 14 (24.14%) Telecoms
5 9 (15.52%) RTCP
5 9 (15.52%) Wireless
5 9 (15.52%) HTTP
5 9 (15.52%) C
5 9 (15.52%) Windows
5 9 (15.52%) FreeBSD
5 9 (15.52%) Lync
6 8 (13.79%) Multithreading
6 8 (13.79%) MGCP
6 8 (13.79%) H.323
6 8 (13.79%) Device Driver
7 7 (12.07%) GSM
7 7 (12.07%) UMTS
7 7 (12.07%) Test Scripting
7 7 (12.07%) LTE
7 7 (12.07%) Degree
8 6 (10.34%) Requirements Analysis
8 6 (10.34%) Software Testing
8 6 (10.34%) HP Quality Center
8 6 (10.34%) Verint
8 6 (10.34%) VoLTE
8 6 (10.34%) Analytical Skills
8 6 (10.34%) CDMA
8 6 (10.34%) GPRS
8 6 (10.34%) Active Directory

RTP
Top Related IT Skills by Category

For the 6 months to 24 April 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 9 (15.52%) Lync
2 5 (8.62%) MS Exchange
3 4 (6.90%) Live Communications Server
4 3 (5.17%) SharePoint
4 3 (5.17%) IIS
5 2 (3.45%) Exchange Server 2013
6 1 (1.72%) MediaWiki
6 1 (1.72%) GroupWise
6 1 (1.72%) IBM Notes
Applications
1 2 (3.45%) MS Excel
2 1 (1.72%) MS Office
Business Applications
1 3 (5.17%) SAP IS-U
2 1 (1.72%) Oracle Financial Analyzer
2 1 (1.72%) Oracle General Ledger
2 1 (1.72%) Oracle iProcurement
2 1 (1.72%) Oracle EBS R12
2 1 (1.72%) SAP Oil and Gas
2 1 (1.72%) Dynamics CRM
2 1 (1.72%) Dynamics AX
2 1 (1.72%) Oracle Payables
2 1 (1.72%) Oracle Receivables
2 1 (1.72%) Oracle EBS
2 1 (1.72%) SAP R/3
2 1 (1.72%) Oracle Financials
Cloud Services
1 3 (5.17%) Cloud Computing
2 2 (3.45%) Office 365
3 1 (1.72%) GitHub
3 1 (1.72%) Google Apps
Communications & Networking
1 20 (34.48%) VoIP
2 17 (29.31%) TCP/IP
3 9 (15.52%) RTCP
3 9 (15.52%) Wireless
3 9 (15.52%) HTTP
4 8 (13.79%) MGCP
4 8 (13.79%) H.323
5 7 (12.07%) GSM
5 7 (12.07%) UMTS
5 7 (12.07%) LTE
6 6 (10.34%) VoLTE
6 6 (10.34%) CDMA
6 6 (10.34%) GPRS
7 5 (8.62%) Megaco
7 5 (8.62%) DNS
8 4 (6.90%) PBX
8 4 (6.90%) PSTN
8 4 (6.90%) VPN
8 4 (6.90%) FTP
8 4 (6.90%) Cisco ASA
Database & Business Intelligence
1 4 (6.90%) SQL Server
2 2 (3.45%) Oracle Reports
2 2 (3.45%) Oracle Database
3 1 (1.72%) Oracle Database 11g
3 1 (1.72%) SQL Server 2008
3 1 (1.72%) SQL Server Analysis Services
3 1 (1.72%) Hadoop
3 1 (1.72%) Oracle BI Publisher
3 1 (1.72%) SQL Server 2012
3 1 (1.72%) Redis
3 1 (1.72%) Apache Cassandra
3 1 (1.72%) NoSQL
3 1 (1.72%) Microsoft Analysis Services
3 1 (1.72%) SQL Server Reporting Services
3 1 (1.72%) SAP BW
3 1 (1.72%) SQLPlus
3 1 (1.72%) SQL Navigator
3 1 (1.72%) Oracle Discoverer
Development Applications
1 1 (1.72%) Git (software)
1 1 (1.72%) Maven
1 1 (1.72%) Toad
1 1 (1.72%) Oracle Forms
General
1 14 (24.14%) Telecoms
2 6 (10.34%) Finance
2 6 (10.34%) Billing
3 3 (5.17%) Marketing
3 3 (5.17%) Multimedia
4 1 (1.72%) General Ledger
Job Titles
1 7 (12.07%) Developer
2 6 (10.34%) Consultant
2 6 (10.34%) Network Engineer
2 6 (10.34%) Design Engineer
3 5 (8.62%) Test Engineer
4 4 (6.90%) Implementation Engineer
5 3 (5.17%) Network Implementation Engineer
5 3 (5.17%) Business Manager
5 3 (5.17%) Change Manager
5 3 (5.17%) Business Change Manager
5 3 (5.17%) Field Engineer
5 3 (5.17%) Systems Engineer
5 3 (5.17%) Software Engineer
6 2 (3.45%) Analyst
6 2 (3.45%) Support Engineer
6 2 (3.45%) Programmer
6 2 (3.45%) Telecoms Engineer
6 2 (3.45%) Oracle Consultant
6 2 (3.45%) SAP Consultant
6 2 (3.45%) Systems Test Engineer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 4 (6.90%) XMPP
2 2 (3.45%) .NET
3 1 (1.72%) JSON
3 1 (1.72%) Kafka
3 1 (1.72%) REST
3 1 (1.72%) SAP Basis
3 1 (1.72%) CSS
3 1 (1.72%) XML
3 1 (1.72%) HTML
Miscellaneous
1 8 (13.79%) Device Driver
2 6 (10.34%) Analytical Skills
3 3 (5.17%) PKI
3 3 (5.17%) Streaming Video
4 2 (3.45%) IVR
4 2 (3.45%) Hybrid Cloud
4 2 (3.45%) IPTV
4 2 (3.45%) Video Conferencing
5 1 (1.72%) Mobile App
5 1 (1.72%) Open Source
5 1 (1.72%) Clustering
Operating Systems
1 9 (15.52%) Windows
1 9 (15.52%) FreeBSD
2 3 (5.17%) Linux
3 2 (3.45%) Apple iOS
3 2 (3.45%) Windows Server 2012
3 2 (3.45%) Android
4 1 (1.72%) Windows Server 2008
4 1 (1.72%) CentOS
4 1 (1.72%) Ubuntu
4 1 (1.72%) AIX
4 1 (1.72%) HPUX
4 1 (1.72%) UNIX
Processes & Methodologies
1 14 (24.14%) Benchmarking
2 8 (13.79%) Multithreading
3 7 (12.07%) Test Scripting
4 6 (10.34%) Requirements Analysis
4 6 (10.34%) Software Testing
5 5 (8.62%) Agile Software Development
6 4 (6.90%) Disaster Recovery
6 4 (6.90%) Workflow
6 4 (6.90%) Migration
6 4 (6.90%) Software Engineering
6 4 (6.90%) Network Load Balancing
7 3 (5.17%) Time Management
7 3 (5.17%) Test Automation
7 3 (5.17%) Workforce Management Optimization
7 3 (5.17%) Workflow Management
7 3 (5.17%) Test Strategy
7 3 (5.17%) TDD
7 3 (5.17%) Network Design
7 3 (5.17%) Validation
7 3 (5.17%) CRM
Programming Languages
1 9 (15.52%) C
2 3 (5.17%) C#
2 3 (5.17%) C++
2 3 (5.17%) ABAP
3 2 (3.45%) SQL
4 1 (1.72%) Korn
4 1 (1.72%) Shell Script
4 1 (1.72%) Python
4 1 (1.72%) T-SQL
4 1 (1.72%) Java
4 1 (1.72%) JavaScript
4 1 (1.72%) PL/SQL
Qualifications
1 7 (12.07%) Degree
2 6 (10.34%) ISEB
2 6 (10.34%) Cisco Certification
3 3 (5.17%) SC Cleared
3 3 (5.17%) Security Cleared
3 3 (5.17%) Microsoft Certification
4 2 (3.45%) CCIE
4 2 (3.45%) CCNP
4 2 (3.45%) CCNA
4 2 (3.45%) CCVP
4 2 (3.45%) MCTS
4 2 (3.45%) MCITP
5 1 (1.72%) ISTQB
5 1 (1.72%) MCSE
5 1 (1.72%) MCSA
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 1 (1.72%) QA
System Software
1 6 (10.34%) Active Directory
2 2 (3.45%) VMware Infrastructure
3 1 (1.72%) HDFS
3 1 (1.72%) VMware ESXi
Systems Management
1 6 (10.34%) HP Quality Center
2 3 (5.17%) Iperf
3 2 (3.45%) Cisco CUCM
Vendors
1 15 (25.86%) Cisco
2 6 (10.34%) Verint
2 6 (10.34%) HP
2 6 (10.34%) Avaya
3 5 (8.62%) Oracle
3 5 (8.62%) SAP
4 3 (5.17%) Nortel
4 3 (5.17%) Lotus
4 3 (5.17%) Microsoft
5 2 (3.45%) Juniper
5 2 (3.45%) VMware
5 2 (3.45%) Mitel
5 2 (3.45%) Sonus
5 2 (3.45%) Fortinet
5 2 (3.45%) Polycom
6 1 (1.72%) FrontRange
6 1 (1.72%) Google
6 1 (1.72%) Ericsson
6 1 (1.72%) Novell
6 1 (1.72%) Salesforce.com
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