The table below looks at the statistics for RTP skills in IT contracts advertised across the UK. Included is a guide to the contractor rates offered in IT contracts that have cited RTP over the 3 months to 30 June 2016 with a comparison to the same period over 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.

3 months to
30 Jun 2016
Same period 2015 Same period 2014
Real-Time Transport Protocol (RTP)
Rank 641 611 595
Rank change year-on-year
-30 -16
Contract jobs citing RTP 6 22 36
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the UK 0.011% 0.039% 0.067%
As % of the Communications & Networking category 0.069% 0.27% 0.49%
Number of daily rates quoted 0 11 20
Median daily rate - £318 £350
Median daily rate % change year-on-year
- -9.28%
UK excluding London median daily rate - £315 £350
% change year-on-year
- -10.00%
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 0 1
Median hourly rate - - £37.50
UK excluding London median 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
8720 8085 7343
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the UK 16.25% 14.41% 13.62%
Number of daily rates quoted 5286 4548 3945
Median daily rate £390 £355 £350
Median daily rate % change year-on-year
+9.85% +1.42%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £240 £213 £200
10% offered a daily rate of more than £550 £500 £500
UK excluding London median daily rate £365 £340 £325
% change year-on-year
+7.35% +4.61%
Number of hourly rates quoted 429 484 402
Median hourly rate £28.50 £22.83 £19.00
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year
+24.83% +20.15%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £13.00 £12.50 £11.50
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £47.83 £45.00 £40.50
UK excluding London median hourly rate £30.00 £24.00 £18.50
% change year-on-year
+25.00% +29.72%

RTP
Jobs Demand Trend

The demand trend of contract jobs citing RTP as a proportion of all IT contracts with a match in 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 2 Contract Locations

The table below looks at the demand and provides a guide to the median contractor rates quoted in IT jobs citing RTP within the UK over the 3 months to 30 June 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
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statistics and trends)
Rank Change
on Same Period
Last Year
Matching
Contract
IT Job Ads
Median
Daily Rate
Last 3 Months
Median Daily Rate
% Change
on Same Period
Last Year
Live
Job
Vacancies
England -5 4 - - 5
London +10 1 - -

RTP
Top 30 Related IT Skills

For the 6 months to 30 June 2016, IT contractor jobs citing RTP also mentioned the following skills in order of popularity. The figures indicate the number co-occurrences and its proportion to all contract ads with a requirement for RTP.

1 12 (35.29%) DNS
2 10 (29.41%) Linux
2 10 (29.41%) LTE
2 10 (29.41%) Diameter Protocol
3 9 (26.47%) C++
3 9 (26.47%) Telecoms
4 8 (23.53%) Wi-Fi
4 8 (23.53%) OO
4 8 (23.53%) STL
4 8 (23.53%) UMTS
4 8 (23.53%) GSM
4 8 (23.53%) Boost C++ Libraries
4 8 (23.53%) Subversion
4 8 (23.53%) Software Engineering
4 8 (23.53%) RANAP
4 8 (23.53%) High Availability
4 8 (23.53%) Trac
4 8 (23.53%) Cross-Platform Development
5 7 (20.59%) Billing
5 7 (20.59%) SAP IS-U
5 7 (20.59%) SAP
6 6 (17.65%) PBX
6 6 (17.65%) PSTN
6 6 (17.65%) Windows
6 6 (17.65%) Live Communications Server
6 6 (17.65%) Skype for Business
6 6 (17.65%) Disaster Recovery
6 6 (17.65%) Network Load Balancing
6 6 (17.65%) Skype
6 6 (17.65%) Performance Optimisation

RTP
Top Related IT Skills by Category

The follow tables expand on the table above by listing co-occurrences grouped by category. The same job type, locality and period is covered with up to 20 co-occurrences shown in each of the following categories:

Application Platforms
1 6 (17.65%) Live Communications Server
1 6 (17.65%) Skype for Business
2 2 (5.88%) MS Exchange
2 2 (5.88%) Office Communications Server
3 1 (2.94%) IIS
Applications
1 1 (2.94%) MS Excel
Business Applications
1 7 (20.59%) SAP IS-U
2 2 (5.88%) SAP Oil and Gas
3 1 (2.94%) StreamServe
Communications & Networking
1 12 (35.29%) DNS
2 10 (29.41%) Diameter Protocol
2 10 (29.41%) LTE
3 8 (23.53%) GSM
3 8 (23.53%) RANAP
3 8 (23.53%) UMTS
3 8 (23.53%) Wi-Fi
4 6 (17.65%) PBX
4 6 (17.65%) PSTN
4 6 (17.65%) Skype
5 4 (11.76%) Ethernet
5 4 (11.76%) IPsec
5 4 (11.76%) RTCP
5 4 (11.76%) SCTP
5 4 (11.76%) SDH
6 3 (8.82%) 2G
6 3 (8.82%) 3G
6 3 (8.82%) VLAN
6 3 (8.82%) VRRP
6 3 (8.82%) xDSL
Development Applications
1 8 (23.53%) Subversion
1 8 (23.53%) Trac
2 1 (2.94%) CppUnit
2 1 (2.94%) MSTest
General
1 9 (26.47%) Telecoms
2 7 (20.59%) Billing
3 3 (8.82%) Banking
3 3 (8.82%) Finance
4 2 (5.88%) Retail
4 2 (5.88%) Retail Banking
5 1 (2.94%) Advertising
5 1 (2.94%) Back Office
5 1 (2.94%) German Language
5 1 (2.94%) Multimedia
Job Titles
1 11 (32.35%) Consultant
2 8 (23.53%) Software Engineer
3 7 (20.59%) SAP Consultant
3 7 (20.59%) SAP ISU Consultant
4 6 (17.65%) C++ Software Engineer
5 4 (11.76%) Transmission Engineer
6 3 (8.82%) Design Engineer
6 3 (8.82%) IP Design Engineer
7 2 (5.88%) Business Consultant
7 2 (5.88%) Field Engineer
7 2 (5.88%) GSM Engineer
7 2 (5.88%) LTE Engineer
7 2 (5.88%) RAN Design Engineer
7 2 (5.88%) RAN Engineer
7 2 (5.88%) Support Consultant
7 2 (5.88%) Support Engineer
7 2 (5.88%) Transmission Design Engineer
7 2 (5.88%) Transmission Planning Engineer
7 2 (5.88%) UMTS Engineer
7 2 (5.88%) UMTS Software Engineer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 8 (23.53%) Boost C++ Libraries
1 8 (23.53%) STL
2 5 (14.71%) SAP Smart Forms
3 3 (8.82%) XML
4 1 (2.94%) REST
4 1 (2.94%) RESTful
4 1 (2.94%) RFC 2833
4 1 (2.94%) SOAP
4 1 (2.94%) WAP
4 1 (2.94%) Web Services
Miscellaneous
1 3 (8.82%) Computer Science
2 1 (2.94%) Analytical Skills
2 1 (2.94%) IBM Mainframe
2 1 (2.94%) IVR
2 1 (2.94%) Mainframe
2 1 (2.94%) N-Tier
2 1 (2.94%) PKI
2 1 (2.94%) Virtual Team
Operating Systems
1 10 (29.41%) Linux
2 6 (17.65%) Windows
2 6 (17.65%) Windows Server
3 1 (2.94%) Unix
3 1 (2.94%) Windows Server 2008
3 1 (2.94%) Windows Server 2012
Processes & Methodologies
1 8 (23.53%) Cross-Platform Development
1 8 (23.53%) High Availability
1 8 (23.53%) OO
1 8 (23.53%) Software Engineering
2 6 (17.65%) Disaster Recovery
2 6 (17.65%) Network Load Balancing
2 6 (17.65%) Performance Optimisation
3 5 (14.71%) Functional Testing
3 5 (14.71%) Integration Testing
3 5 (14.71%) Unit Testing
4 2 (5.88%) Agile Software Development
4 2 (5.88%) Change Management
4 2 (5.88%) ITIL
4 2 (5.88%) ITIL V3
4 2 (5.88%) Migration
4 2 (5.88%) Stakeholder Management
5 1 (2.94%) Configuration Management
5 1 (2.94%) CRM
5 1 (2.94%) Quality Management
5 1 (2.94%) SOA
Programming Languages
1 9 (26.47%) C++
2 5 (14.71%) ABAP
3 1 (2.94%) C
3 1 (2.94%) C#
Qualifications
1 4 (11.76%) Degree
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 1 (2.94%) SEPA
System Software
1 2 (5.88%) Active Directory
Systems Management
1 1 (2.94%) NSN NetAct
Vendors
1 7 (20.59%) SAP
2 3 (8.82%) Microsoft
3 2 (5.88%) Acme Packet
3 2 (5.88%) Oracle
4 1 (2.94%) Agilent
4 1 (2.94%) Avaya
4 1 (2.94%) Green Hat
4 1 (2.94%) IBM
4 1 (2.94%) Nokia
4 1 (2.94%) OpenText
4 1 (2.94%) Redknee
4 1 (2.94%) Xura
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