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 24 July 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
24 Jul 2014
Same period 2013 Same period 2012
Real-Time Transport Protocol (RTP)
Rank 566 512 554
Rank change year-on-year
-54 +42
Contract jobs citing RTP 24 58 30
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the UK 0.044% 0.11% 0.052%
As % of the Communications & Networking category 0.32% 0.84% 0.33%
Number of daily rates quoted 15 27 18
Average daily rate
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£350 £421 £330
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
-16.81% +27.50%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £260 £345 £235
10% offered a daily rate of more than £450 £464 £525
UK excluding London average daily rate £350 £450 £330
% change year-on-year
-22.22% +36.36%
Number of hourly rates quoted 1 11 3
Average hourly rate £37.50 £37.50 £37.50
UK excluding London average hourly rate £37.50 £37.50 £37.50
Communications & Networking Category
UK
Contract IT job ads with a match in the
Communications & Networking category
7498 6937 8956
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the UK 13.71% 13.61% 15.48%
Number of daily rates quoted 4001 3575 3943
Average daily rate £360 £350 £350
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+2.71% -
90% offered a daily rate of more than £210 £200 £200
10% offered a daily rate of more than £500 £488 £475
UK excluding London average daily rate £335 £320 £325
% change year-on-year
+4.68% -1.53%
Number of hourly rates quoted 409 477 682
Average hourly rate £20.00 £25.00 £22.50
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
-20.00% +11.11%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £11.70 £14.00 £12.50
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £42.50 £42.50 £45.00
UK excluding London average hourly rate £20.00 £25.50 £24.97
% change year-on-year
-21.56% +2.12%

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 July 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 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 24 July 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 -50 21 £350 -15.99% 9
East of England - 5 £275 - 3
London -27 4 £450 +8.01% 2
Stevenage - 4 £263 - 1
Hertfordshire - 4 £263 - 2
South East -27 3 - - 4
Berkshire +1 2 - -
Reading +8 1 - -
Havant -3 1 - - 3
Hampshire -17 1 - - 3
Cambridgeshire - 1 £325 - 1
South West - 1 - -
Cambridge - 1 £325 - 1
Guildford - - - -
Aylesbury - - - -
Banbury - - - -
Basingstoke - - - -
Haywards Heath - - - -
High Wycombe - - - -
Hoddesdon - - - -
Leeds - - - -
Southampton - - - -
St Albans - - - -
Nottingham - - - -
Oxford - - - -
Buckinghamshire - - - -
Swindon - - - -
Watford - - - -
Nottinghamshire - - - -
Oxfordshire - - - - 1

RTP
Top 30 Related IT Skills

For the 6 months to 24 July 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 20 (31.25%) Windows
2 15 (23.44%) DNS
3 13 (20.31%) C
4 12 (18.75%) Linux
5 11 (17.19%) SAP
5 11 (17.19%) HTTP
5 11 (17.19%) SAP Oil and Gas
6 10 (15.63%) Degree
6 10 (15.63%) ISDN
6 10 (15.63%) Oracle
6 10 (15.63%) Microsoft Certification
7 9 (14.06%) Cisco
7 9 (14.06%) Telecoms
7 9 (14.06%) .NET
7 9 (14.06%) PSTN
7 9 (14.06%) VoIP
7 9 (14.06%) Software Engineering
7 9 (14.06%) MCTS
8 8 (12.50%) UMTS
8 8 (12.50%) JavaScript
8 8 (12.50%) Streaming Video
8 8 (12.50%) Microsoft
8 8 (12.50%) Active Directory
9 7 (10.94%) RTCP
9 7 (10.94%) Java
9 7 (10.94%) C++
9 7 (10.94%) SQL
9 7 (10.94%) Python
9 7 (10.94%) DHCP
9 7 (10.94%) MPEG

RTP
Top Related IT Skills by Category

For the 6 months to 24 July 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 5 (7.81%) Apache
1 5 (7.81%) Lync
2 4 (6.25%) Live Communications Server
3 3 (4.69%) IIS
3 3 (4.69%) Tomcat
3 3 (4.69%) MS Exchange
4 2 (3.13%) WebSphere
4 2 (3.13%) WebLogic
5 1 (1.56%) IBM Notes
Applications
1 3 (4.69%) MS Project
2 2 (3.13%) MS Excel
3 1 (1.56%) Quicktime
3 1 (1.56%) MS Office
3 1 (1.56%) MS Visio
Business Applications
1 11 (17.19%) SAP Oil and Gas
2 5 (7.81%) SAP IS-U
3 4 (6.25%) SAP FI-AA
3 4 (6.25%) SAP PS
3 4 (6.25%) SAP CRM
4 1 (1.56%) Dynamics CRM
Cloud Services
1 1 (1.56%) Office 365
Communications & Networking
1 15 (23.44%) DNS
2 11 (17.19%) HTTP
3 10 (15.63%) ISDN
4 9 (14.06%) PSTN
4 9 (14.06%) VoIP
5 8 (12.50%) UMTS
6 7 (10.94%) RTCP
6 7 (10.94%) DHCP
7 6 (9.38%) GSM
7 6 (9.38%) FTP
8 5 (7.81%) ISUP
8 5 (7.81%) WCDMA
8 5 (7.81%) 3GPP
8 5 (7.81%) Broadband
8 5 (7.81%) PBX
8 5 (7.81%) SIGTRAN
9 4 (6.25%) ASN.1
9 4 (6.25%) RTSP
9 4 (6.25%) 4G
9 4 (6.25%) LTE
Database & Business Intelligence
1 5 (7.81%) SQL Server
2 3 (4.69%) MySQL
2 3 (4.69%) NoSQL
Development Applications
1 6 (9.38%) Subversion
2 4 (6.25%) ClearCase
2 4 (6.25%) ClearQuest
3 3 (4.69%) Hudson
3 3 (4.69%) Jenkins
3 3 (4.69%) Git (software)
3 3 (4.69%) Selenium
3 3 (4.69%) JIRA
3 3 (4.69%) Maven
4 1 (1.56%) NetBeans
General
1 9 (14.06%) Telecoms
2 7 (10.94%) Billing
3 4 (6.25%) Electronics
4 3 (4.69%) Retail
5 2 (3.13%) Finance
6 1 (1.56%) Manufacturing
Job Titles
1 19 (29.69%) Consultant
2 10 (15.63%) SAP Consultant
3 8 (12.50%) Software Engineer
4 7 (10.94%) Embedded Software Engineer
5 6 (9.38%) Change Manager
5 6 (9.38%) Business Change Manager
5 6 (9.38%) Business Manager
6 5 (7.81%) Developer
6 5 (7.81%) Systems Engineer
6 5 (7.81%) Project Manager
7 4 (6.25%) SAP ISU Consultant
8 3 (4.69%) Support Consultant
8 3 (4.69%) Trainer
8 3 (4.69%) DevOps Engineer
8 3 (4.69%) Change Project Manager
8 3 (4.69%) Training Manager
8 3 (4.69%) Business Change Project Manager
8 3 (4.69%) Business Project Manager
9 2 (3.13%) Technical Leader
9 2 (3.13%) Technical Engineer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 9 (14.06%) .NET
2 6 (9.38%) GStreamer
2 6 (9.38%) J2EE
2 6 (9.38%) SyncML
3 5 (7.81%) WAP
4 3 (4.69%) J2ME
4 3 (4.69%) Flash
5 2 (3.13%) KML
5 2 (3.13%) JDBC
5 2 (3.13%) HTML
6 1 (1.56%) VXML
6 1 (1.56%) Web Services
6 1 (1.56%) Boost C++ Libraries
6 1 (1.56%) XMPP
6 1 (1.56%) Application Packaging
Miscellaneous
1 8 (12.50%) Streaming Video
2 7 (10.94%) MPEG
3 6 (9.38%) IPTV
3 6 (9.38%) GIS
4 4 (6.25%) iPhone
4 4 (6.25%) Mobile App
4 4 (6.25%) Blackberry
4 4 (6.25%) Handset
5 2 (3.13%) PKI
5 2 (3.13%) N-Tier
5 2 (3.13%) Device Driver
6 1 (1.56%) Management Information System
6 1 (1.56%) Client/Server
6 1 (1.56%) Digital Media
Operating Systems
1 20 (31.25%) Windows
2 12 (18.75%) Linux
3 7 (10.94%) UNIX
3 7 (10.94%) Embedded Linux
4 6 (9.38%) Windows Server 2008
4 6 (9.38%) Windows Server 2003
5 5 (7.81%) Windows 2000 Server
5 5 (7.81%) Android
6 4 (6.25%) Windows NT
6 4 (6.25%) Windows 2000
6 4 (6.25%) VxWorks
7 2 (3.13%) Windows CE
8 1 (1.56%) SUSE
8 1 (1.56%) Apple iOS
8 1 (1.56%) Windows Phone
Processes & Methodologies
1 9 (14.06%) Software Engineering
2 7 (10.94%) Scrum
3 6 (9.38%) Project Management
4 5 (7.81%) Change Management
4 5 (7.81%) Regression Testing
4 5 (7.81%) CRM
4 5 (7.81%) Network Load Balancing
4 5 (7.81%) Agile Software Development
5 4 (6.25%) Mobile Device Management
5 4 (6.25%) Customer Engagement
5 4 (6.25%) ITIL
5 4 (6.25%) Service Management
5 4 (6.25%) Data Security
5 4 (6.25%) Stakeholder Management
6 3 (4.69%) Disaster Recovery
6 3 (4.69%) DevOps
6 3 (4.69%) Logistics
7 2 (3.13%) Data Management
7 2 (3.13%) Content Management
7 2 (3.13%) Use Case
Programming Languages
1 13 (20.31%) C
2 8 (12.50%) JavaScript
3 7 (10.94%) Java
3 7 (10.94%) C++
3 7 (10.94%) SQL
3 7 (10.94%) Python
4 5 (7.81%) C#
5 3 (4.69%) PHP
6 1 (1.56%) Tcl
6 1 (1.56%) VB
6 1 (1.56%) Perl
6 1 (1.56%) PowerShell
Qualifications
1 10 (15.63%) Degree
1 10 (15.63%) Microsoft Certification
2 9 (14.06%) MCTS
3 6 (9.38%) Cisco Certification
4 5 (7.81%) CCNA
4 5 (7.81%) MCSE
4 5 (7.81%) CCVP
5 4 (6.25%) MCITP
6 1 (1.56%) CNE
6 1 (1.56%) Novell Certification
6 1 (1.56%) PRINCE2 Practitioner
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 6 (9.38%) QA
2 2 (3.13%) JTAG
3 1 (1.56%) SLA
System Software
1 8 (12.50%) Active Directory
2 1 (1.56%) Microsoft App-V
Systems Management
1 3 (4.69%) OpenView
1 3 (4.69%) Nagios
1 3 (4.69%) ZABBIX
2 1 (1.56%) SAP Afaria
2 1 (1.56%) SCCM
Vendors
1 11 (17.19%) SAP
2 10 (15.63%) Oracle
3 9 (14.06%) Cisco
4 8 (12.50%) Microsoft
5 6 (9.38%) Perforce
5 6 (9.38%) ESRI
6 4 (6.25%) Sybase
7 3 (4.69%) Lotus
7 3 (4.69%) JBoss
7 3 (4.69%) Huawei
8 2 (3.13%) Mapinfo
8 2 (3.13%) Nortel
8 2 (3.13%) Avaya
9 1 (1.56%) Citrix