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 5 February 2016 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
5 Feb 2016
Same period 2015 Same period 2014
Real-Time Transport Protocol (RTP)
Rank 599 584 535
Rank change year-on-year
-15 -49
Contract jobs citing RTP 20 17 44
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the UK 0.039% 0.034% 0.091%
As % of the Communications & Networking category 0.27% 0.23% 0.68%
Number of daily rates quoted 3 13 27
Average daily rate £500 £310 £475
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+61.29% -34.73%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £364 £221 £323
10% offered a daily rate of more than £540 £415 £570
UK excluding London average daily rate £500 £310 £475
% change year-on-year
+61.29% -34.73%
Number of hourly rates quoted 7 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
7518 7523 6488
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the UK 14.62% 14.85% 13.36%
Number of daily rates quoted 4420 4209 3417
Average daily rate £380 £375 £375
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+1.33% -
90% offered a daily rate of more than £235 £215 £220
10% offered a daily rate of more than £550 £500 £515
UK excluding London average daily rate £363 £350 £350
% change year-on-year
+3.57% -
Number of hourly rates quoted 349 426 385
Average hourly rate £27.66 £23.75 £19.50
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
+16.46% +21.79%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £13.50 £13.00 £12.00
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £50.00 £40.50 £42.50
UK excluding London average hourly rate £30.00 £26.00 £21.00
% change year-on-year
+15.38% +23.80%

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 5 February 2016.

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 12 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 5 February 2016. 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
(Use links below to see detailed
statistics and historical trends)
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 +2 19 £500 +61.29% 6
South East +9 15 - - 4
Berkshire +6 8 - -
Surrey +1 7 - - 4
Guildford - 7 - - 4
Slough - 5 - -
Reading -12 3 - -
Coventry - 2 £525 -
West Midlands - 2 £525 -
Suffolk - 1 £330 -
Midlands - 1 - -
East of England - 1 £330 - 2

RTP
Top 30 Related IT Skills

For the 6 months to 5 February 2016, 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 10 (37.04%) LTE
1 10 (37.04%) Diameter Protocol
2 9 (33.33%) Linux
2 9 (33.33%) Telecoms
3 8 (29.63%) C++
3 8 (29.63%) GSM
3 8 (29.63%) DNS
4 7 (25.93%) UMTS
4 7 (25.93%) OO
4 7 (25.93%) STL
4 7 (25.93%) Wi-Fi
4 7 (25.93%) Boost C++ Libraries
4 7 (25.93%) Trac
4 7 (25.93%) Subversion
4 7 (25.93%) Software Engineering
4 7 (25.93%) RANAP
5 6 (22.22%) 3G
5 6 (22.22%) XML
5 6 (22.22%) VoIP
5 6 (22.22%) Ethernet
6 5 (18.52%) DHCP
6 5 (18.52%) VPN
6 5 (18.52%) SDH
6 5 (18.52%) ATM
6 5 (18.52%) OSPF
6 5 (18.52%) RTCP
6 5 (18.52%) VRRP
6 5 (18.52%) 2G
6 5 (18.52%) IPsec
6 5 (18.52%) VLAN

RTP
Top Related IT Skills by Category

For the 6 months to 5 February 2016, 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 1 (3.70%) SharePoint
Applications
1 3 (11.11%) MS Excel
2 1 (3.70%) MS Office
2 1 (3.70%) MS Project
Business Applications
1 3 (11.11%) SAP IS-U
2 1 (3.70%) Oracle EBS
2 1 (3.70%) Oracle EBS R12
2 1 (3.70%) Oracle Financial Analyzer
2 1 (3.70%) Oracle Financials
2 1 (3.70%) Oracle General Ledger
2 1 (3.70%) Oracle iProcurement
2 1 (3.70%) Oracle Payables
2 1 (3.70%) Oracle Receivables
Communications & Networking
1 10 (37.04%) Diameter Protocol
1 10 (37.04%) LTE
2 8 (29.63%) DNS
2 8 (29.63%) GSM
3 7 (25.93%) RANAP
3 7 (25.93%) UMTS
3 7 (25.93%) Wi-Fi
4 6 (22.22%) 3G
4 6 (22.22%) Ethernet
4 6 (22.22%) VoIP
5 5 (18.52%) ATM
5 5 (18.52%) DHCP
5 5 (18.52%) IPsec
5 5 (18.52%) OSPF
5 5 (18.52%) Radio Access Network
5 5 (18.52%) RTCP
5 5 (18.52%) SCTP
5 5 (18.52%) SDH
5 5 (18.52%) VPN
5 5 (18.52%) VRRP
Database & Business Intelligence
1 1 (3.70%) Oracle BI Publisher
1 1 (3.70%) Oracle Database
1 1 (3.70%) Oracle Discoverer
1 1 (3.70%) Oracle Reports
1 1 (3.70%) SQL Navigator
1 1 (3.70%) SQLPlus
Development Applications
1 7 (25.93%) Subversion
1 7 (25.93%) Trac
2 1 (3.70%) LoadRunner
2 1 (3.70%) Oracle Forms
2 1 (3.70%) Rational Performance Tester
2 1 (3.70%) Toad
General
1 9 (33.33%) Telecoms
2 3 (11.11%) Billing
3 2 (7.41%) Back Office
3 2 (7.41%) Finance
4 1 (3.70%) Advertising
4 1 (3.70%) Banking
4 1 (3.70%) General Ledger
4 1 (3.70%) International Banking
4 1 (3.70%) Investment Banking
4 1 (3.70%) Multimedia
Job Titles
1 7 (25.93%) Software Engineer
2 6 (22.22%) C++ Software Engineer
3 4 (14.81%) Consultant
3 4 (14.81%) Transmission Engineer
4 3 (11.11%) Architect
4 3 (11.11%) Design Engineer
4 3 (11.11%) IP Design Engineer
4 3 (11.11%) SAP Consultant
4 3 (11.11%) SAP ISU Consultant
4 3 (11.11%) Solutions Architect
5 2 (7.41%) Back Office Engineer
5 2 (7.41%) Configuration Engineer
5 2 (7.41%) GSM Engineer
5 2 (7.41%) LTE Engineer
5 2 (7.41%) Project Manager
5 2 (7.41%) RAN Engineer
5 2 (7.41%) Transmission Design Engineer
5 2 (7.41%) Transmission Planning Engineer
5 2 (7.41%) UMTS Engineer
5 2 (7.41%) UMTS Software Engineer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 7 (25.93%) Boost C++ Libraries
1 7 (25.93%) STL
2 6 (22.22%) XML
3 3 (11.11%) RFC 2833
3 3 (11.11%) SAP Smart Forms
4 1 (3.70%) .NET
4 1 (3.70%) REST
4 1 (3.70%) SOAP
Miscellaneous
1 3 (11.11%) IVR
2 1 (3.70%) Data Centre
2 1 (3.70%) Embedded Systems
2 1 (3.70%) Streaming Video
Operating Systems
1 9 (33.33%) Linux
2 2 (7.41%) Unix
3 1 (3.70%) HPUX
3 1 (3.70%) Windows
Processes & Methodologies
1 7 (25.93%) OO
1 7 (25.93%) Software Engineering
2 3 (11.11%) CRM
2 3 (11.11%) Functional Testing
2 3 (11.11%) Integration Testing
2 3 (11.11%) Network Monitoring
2 3 (11.11%) Unit Testing
3 2 (7.41%) Fault Management
4 1 (3.70%) Agile Software Development
4 1 (3.70%) Cybersecurity
4 1 (3.70%) High Availability
4 1 (3.70%) Information Security
4 1 (3.70%) Migration
4 1 (3.70%) Performance Testing
4 1 (3.70%) Programme Management
4 1 (3.70%) Project Management
4 1 (3.70%) SDLC
4 1 (3.70%) Server Building
4 1 (3.70%) Test Planning
4 1 (3.70%) Use Case
Programming Languages
1 8 (29.63%) C++
2 3 (11.11%) ABAP
3 1 (3.70%) C
3 1 (3.70%) PL/SQL
3 1 (3.70%) SQL
Qualifications
1 2 (7.41%) Degree
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 2 (7.41%) SLA
Systems Management
1 2 (7.41%) NSN NetAct
Vendors
1 4 (14.81%) Microsoft
1 4 (14.81%) Nokia
1 4 (14.81%) SAP
2 3 (11.11%) Avaya
3 2 (7.41%) Ericsson
3 2 (7.41%) Huawei
4 1 (3.70%) HP
4 1 (3.70%) IBM
4 1 (3.70%) Oracle
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