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 21 October 2014 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
21 Oct 2014
Same period 2013 Same period 2012
Real-Time Transport Protocol (RTP)
Rank 600 575 558
Rank change year-on-year
-25 -17
Contract jobs citing RTP 18 11 28
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the UK 0.031% 0.021% 0.050%
As % of the Communications & Networking category 0.21% 0.16% 0.33%
Number of daily rates quoted 7 3 9
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£400 £475 £425
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
-15.78% +11.76%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £350 £415 £384
10% offered a daily rate of more than £480 £475 £433
UK excluding London average daily rate £413 £400 £425
% change year-on-year
+3.12% -5.88%
Number of hourly rates quoted 1 0 0
Average hourly rate £40.00 - -
UK excluding London average hourly rate £40.00 - -

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
8490 7084 8547
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the UK 14.58% 13.48% 15.30%
Number of daily rates quoted 4793 3869 4051
Average daily rate £364 £375 £355
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
-2.93% +5.63%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £225 £220 £213
10% offered a daily rate of more than £500 £525 £500
UK excluding London average daily rate £348 £325 £340
% change year-on-year
+7.07% -4.41%
Number of hourly rates quoted 465 446 634
Average hourly rate £23.00 £21.75 £21.00
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
+5.74% +3.57%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £12.50 £12.50 £12.35
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £45.00 £40.00 £45.00
UK excluding London average hourly rate £23.13 £22.50 £22.50
% change year-on-year
+2.77% -

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
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 21 October 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
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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 -24 15 £400 -15.78% 1
London -6 7 £400 -15.78%
Berkshire +11 3 £480 -
South East -25 3 £480 +20.00% 1
East of England - 3 £350 -
South West - 1 - -
North West - 1 £438 -
Cambridgeshire - - - -
Hampshire - - - -
Hertfordshire - - - -
Nottinghamshire - - - -
Oxfordshire - - - -
Surrey - - - - 1
West Sussex - - - -
West Yorkshire - - - -
Wiltshire - - - -
Yorkshire - - - -
City of London - - - -
East Midlands - - - -
Manchester - - - -
Nottingham - - - -
Oxford - - - -
Slough - - - -
Stevenage - - - -
Swindon - - - -
Cambridge - - - -
Crawley - - - -
Gatwick - - - -
Guildford - - - - 1
Hertford - - - -

RTP
Top 30 Related IT Skills

For the 6 months to 21 October 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 13 (30.95%) HTTP
2 10 (23.81%) SAP
3 9 (21.43%) Linux
3 9 (21.43%) Billing
3 9 (21.43%) SAP IS-U
4 8 (19.05%) FTP
5 7 (16.67%) DNS
5 7 (16.67%) VoIP
5 7 (16.67%) LAN
5 7 (16.67%) C
5 7 (16.67%) Cisco
5 7 (16.67%) RTSP
6 6 (14.29%) Telecoms
6 6 (14.29%) Ethernet
7 5 (11.90%) WAN
7 5 (11.90%) UMTS
7 5 (11.90%) SSL
7 5 (11.90%) CRM
7 5 (11.90%) SAP Oil and Gas
7 5 (11.90%) Degree
7 5 (11.90%) Agile Software Development
7 5 (11.90%) SAP CRM
7 5 (11.90%) Multicast
8 4 (9.52%) NoSQL
8 4 (9.52%) Jenkins
8 4 (9.52%) QA
8 4 (9.52%) Git (software)
8 4 (9.52%) LTE
8 4 (9.52%) ASN.1
8 4 (9.52%) Electronics

RTP
Top Related IT Skills by Category

For the 6 months to 21 October 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 3 (7.14%) JBoss
1 3 (7.14%) Apache
1 3 (7.14%) Tomcat
2 1 (2.38%) Node.js
Applications
1 1 (2.38%) MS Project
1 1 (2.38%) MS Office
1 1 (2.38%) MS Excel
1 1 (2.38%) MS Visio
Business Applications
1 9 (21.43%) SAP IS-U
2 5 (11.90%) SAP CRM
2 5 (11.90%) SAP Oil and Gas
3 1 (2.38%) SAP ERP
3 1 (2.38%) SAP SD
3 1 (2.38%) SAP FI
3 1 (2.38%) SAP MM
Cloud Services
1 1 (2.38%) GitHub
Communications & Networking
1 13 (30.95%) HTTP
2 8 (19.05%) FTP
3 7 (16.67%) RTSP
3 7 (16.67%) VoIP
3 7 (16.67%) LAN
3 7 (16.67%) DNS
4 6 (14.29%) Ethernet
5 5 (11.90%) WAN
5 5 (11.90%) UMTS
5 5 (11.90%) SSL
5 5 (11.90%) Multicast
6 4 (9.52%) VLAN
6 4 (9.52%) LTE
6 4 (9.52%) TCP/IP
6 4 (9.52%) RTCP
6 4 (9.52%) Wireless
6 4 (9.52%) ASN.1
6 4 (9.52%) DHCP
7 3 (7.14%) ISDN
7 3 (7.14%) Telnet
Database & Business Intelligence
1 4 (9.52%) NoSQL
2 3 (7.14%) MySQL
3 2 (4.76%) SQL Server
4 1 (2.38%) RDBMS
4 1 (2.38%) SQL Server 2008
4 1 (2.38%) Hadoop
4 1 (2.38%) Apache Cassandra
4 1 (2.38%) Redis
4 1 (2.38%) Relational Database
Development Applications
1 4 (9.52%) ClearCase
1 4 (9.52%) ClearQuest
1 4 (9.52%) JIRA
1 4 (9.52%) Git (software)
1 4 (9.52%) Jenkins
2 3 (7.14%) Maven
2 3 (7.14%) Hudson
2 3 (7.14%) Selenium
3 1 (2.38%) NetBeans
3 1 (2.38%) LSMW
3 1 (2.38%) Subversion
General
1 9 (21.43%) Billing
2 6 (14.29%) Telecoms
3 4 (9.52%) Electronics
4 3 (7.14%) Finance
5 1 (2.38%) Multimedia
Job Titles
1 11 (26.19%) Consultant
2 9 (21.43%) SAP Consultant
3 8 (19.05%) SAP ISU Consultant
4 6 (14.29%) Developer
5 3 (7.14%) Trainer
5 3 (7.14%) Software Engineer
5 3 (7.14%) Network Engineer
5 3 (7.14%) DevOps Engineer
6 2 (4.76%) Systems Engineer
6 2 (4.76%) Architect
6 2 (4.76%) Embedded Software Engineer
6 2 (4.76%) Test Engineer
6 2 (4.76%) Technical Manager
7 1 (2.38%) Test Consultant
7 1 (2.38%) Integration Engineer
7 1 (2.38%) Cisco Specialist
7 1 (2.38%) Network Architect
7 1 (2.38%) Integration Consultant
7 1 (2.38%) Environment Manager
7 1 (2.38%) Transition Manager
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 2 (4.76%) .NET
2 1 (2.38%) J2EE
2 1 (2.38%) Web Services
2 1 (2.38%) WAP
2 1 (2.38%) Middleware
2 1 (2.38%) SyncML
2 1 (2.38%) VXML
2 1 (2.38%) BAPI
2 1 (2.38%) XMPP
2 1 (2.38%) JSON
2 1 (2.38%) Boost C++ Libraries
2 1 (2.38%) GStreamer
2 1 (2.38%) REST
2 1 (2.38%) Kafka
Miscellaneous
1 4 (9.52%) MPEG
1 4 (9.52%) Handset
1 4 (9.52%) IPTV
2 3 (7.14%) Analytical Skills
2 3 (7.14%) Streaming Video
2 3 (7.14%) PKI
3 2 (4.76%) Streaming Media
3 2 (4.76%) Video on Demand
3 2 (4.76%) Mobile App
4 1 (2.38%) User Experience
4 1 (2.38%) Data Structures
4 1 (2.38%) Data Conversion
4 1 (2.38%) iPhone
4 1 (2.38%) Open Source
4 1 (2.38%) Smartcard
4 1 (2.38%) Blackberry
4 1 (2.38%) DTV
4 1 (2.38%) GIS
4 1 (2.38%) AS400
4 1 (2.38%) Device Driver
Operating Systems
1 9 (21.43%) Linux
2 4 (9.52%) UNIX
2 4 (9.52%) Windows
2 4 (9.52%) VxWorks
3 3 (7.14%) Android
4 2 (4.76%) Windows Server 2008
4 2 (4.76%) Apple iOS
4 2 (4.76%) Windows Server 2003
4 2 (4.76%) Embedded Linux
5 1 (2.38%) SUSE
5 1 (2.38%) Windows 2000
5 1 (2.38%) Windows NT
5 1 (2.38%) Windows Phone
5 1 (2.38%) Windows 2000 Server
Processes & Methodologies
1 5 (11.90%) CRM
1 5 (11.90%) Agile Software Development
2 4 (9.52%) Software Engineering
2 4 (9.52%) Integration Testing
3 3 (7.14%) Change Control
3 3 (7.14%) Project Management
3 3 (7.14%) Workflow
3 3 (7.14%) Stakeholder Management
3 3 (7.14%) Workflow Management
3 3 (7.14%) DevOps
4 2 (4.76%) Test Automation
4 2 (4.76%) Scrum
4 2 (4.76%) Validation
4 2 (4.76%) Migration
4 2 (4.76%) ITIL
4 2 (4.76%) Requirements Analysis
5 1 (2.38%) User Acceptance Testing
5 1 (2.38%) Unit Testing
5 1 (2.38%) Data Management
5 1 (2.38%) Document Management
Programming Languages
1 7 (16.67%) C
2 4 (9.52%) C++
2 4 (9.52%) Java
2 4 (9.52%) PHP
3 3 (7.14%) SQL
4 2 (4.76%) JavaScript
4 2 (4.76%) ABAP
4 2 (4.76%) Python
5 1 (2.38%) Embedded C++
5 1 (2.38%) Assembly Language
5 1 (2.38%) Tcl
5 1 (2.38%) Shell Script
5 1 (2.38%) C#
5 1 (2.38%) Perl
5 1 (2.38%) T-SQL
5 1 (2.38%) VB
Qualifications
1 5 (11.90%) Degree
2 3 (7.14%) SC Cleared
2 3 (7.14%) Security Cleared
3 2 (4.76%) ITIL Certification
3 2 (4.76%) Cisco Certification
4 1 (2.38%) Microsoft Certification
4 1 (2.38%) PRINCE2 Certification
4 1 (2.38%) MCSE
4 1 (2.38%) CCNA
4 1 (2.38%) CCVP
4 1 (2.38%) MCTS
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 4 (9.52%) QA
2 1 (2.38%) GxP
2 1 (2.38%) Sarbanes-Oxley
System Software
1 1 (2.38%) Active Directory
1 1 (2.38%) VMware Infrastructure
Systems Management
1 3 (7.14%) OpenView
1 3 (7.14%) Nagios
1 3 (7.14%) ZABBIX
1 3 (7.14%) Cisco CUCM
Vendors
1 10 (23.81%) SAP
2 7 (16.67%) Cisco
3 4 (9.52%) Oracle
3 4 (9.52%) Juniper
4 3 (7.14%) VMware
4 3 (7.14%) Brocade
4 3 (7.14%) Riverbed
4 3 (7.14%) Citrix
5 2 (4.76%) Microsoft
6 1 (2.38%) Sybase
6 1 (2.38%) Ericsson
6 1 (2.38%) Informatica
6 1 (2.38%) Novell
6 1 (2.38%) ESRI
6 1 (2.38%) Perforce
6 1 (2.38%) Redback