The first table below looks at the demand for RTP skills in IT contracts advertised for the West Midlands region. Included is a guide to the average contractor rates offered in IT contracts that have cited RTP over the 3 months to 18 April 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 for the West Midlands region.

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
18 Apr 2014
Same period 2013 Same period 2012
Real-Time Transport Protocol (RTP)
Rank 115 - -
Rank change year-on-year
- 0
Contract jobs citing RTP 3 0 0
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the West Midlands 0.13% - -
As % of the Communications & Networking category 1.07% - -
Number of daily rates quoted 1 0 0
Average daily rate £250 - -
UK excluding London average daily rate £450 £450 £310
% change year-on-year
- +45.16%
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 0 0
Average hourly rate - - -
UK excluding London average hourly rate - - -
Communications & Networking Category
West Midlands
Contract IT job ads with a match in the
Communications & Networking category
280 271 267
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the West Midlands 11.77% 14.79% 11.84%
Number of daily rates quoted 123 121 104
Average daily rate £350 £275 £325
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+27.27% -15.38%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £213 £150 £175
10% offered a daily rate of more than £450 £475 £425
UK excluding London average daily rate £338 £310 £325
% change year-on-year
+8.87% -4.61%
Number of hourly rates quoted 19 39 30
Average hourly rate £15.43 £19.50 £22.50
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
-20.89% -13.33%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £10.50 £12.50 £11.50
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £29.30 £32.50 £35.00
UK excluding London average hourly rate £20.50 £22.50 £29.50
% change year-on-year
-8.88% -23.72%
RTP
England

RTP
Jobs Demand Trend in the West Midlands

This chart provides a 3-month moving total of IT contractor jobs citing RTP across the West Midlands region as a proportion of the total demand within the Communications & Networking category.

RTP Jobs Demand Trend in the West Midlands

RTP
Daily Rate Trend in the West Midlands

This chart provides the 3-month moving average for daily rates quoted in IT contract jobs citing RTP across the West Midlands region.

RTP Daily Rate Trend in the West Midlands

RTP
Top 28 Related IT Skills in the West Midlands

For the 6 months to 18 April 2014, IT contractor jobs across the West Midlands region 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 7 (87.50%) SAP
1 7 (87.50%) Billing
2 5 (62.50%) SAP IS-U
3 4 (50.00%) SAP EWM
3 4 (50.00%) Unit Testing
3 4 (50.00%) Integration Testing
4 2 (25.00%) Finance
4 2 (25.00%) Data Management
4 2 (25.00%) SAP Oil and Gas
4 2 (25.00%) QA
5 1 (12.50%) Use Case
5 1 (12.50%) Content Management
5 1 (12.50%) SQL
5 1 (12.50%) .NET
5 1 (12.50%) J2EE
5 1 (12.50%) GIS
5 1 (12.50%) ESRI
5 1 (12.50%) Service Delivery
5 1 (12.50%) Data Security
5 1 (12.50%) Blackberry
5 1 (12.50%) DRM
5 1 (12.50%) RTCP
5 1 (12.50%) SyncML
5 1 (12.50%) Android
5 1 (12.50%) iPhone
5 1 (12.50%) User Experience Design
5 1 (12.50%) Mobile App
5 1 (12.50%) Mobile Device Management

RTP
Top Related IT Skills in the West Midlands by Category

For the 6 months to 18 April 2014, IT contractor jobs across the West Midlands region 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.

Business Applications
1 5 (62.50%) SAP IS-U
2 4 (50.00%) SAP EWM
3 2 (25.00%) SAP Oil and Gas
Communications & Networking
1 1 (12.50%) RTCP
General
1 7 (87.50%) Billing
2 2 (25.00%) Finance
Job Titles
1 4 (50.00%) Consultant
2 3 (37.50%) SAP Consultant
3 1 (12.50%) Applications Consultant
3 1 (12.50%) SAP ISU Consultant
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 1 (12.50%) .NET
1 1 (12.50%) J2EE
1 1 (12.50%) SyncML
Miscellaneous
1 1 (12.50%) GIS
1 1 (12.50%) Blackberry
1 1 (12.50%) iPhone
1 1 (12.50%) Mobile App
Operating Systems
1 1 (12.50%) Android
Processes & Methodologies
1 4 (50.00%) Unit Testing
1 4 (50.00%) Integration Testing
2 2 (25.00%) Data Management
3 1 (12.50%) Use Case
3 1 (12.50%) Content Management
3 1 (12.50%) Service Delivery
3 1 (12.50%) Data Security
3 1 (12.50%) DRM
3 1 (12.50%) User Experience Design
3 1 (12.50%) Mobile Device Management
Programming Languages
1 1 (12.50%) SQL
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 2 (25.00%) QA
Vendors
1 7 (87.50%) SAP
2 1 (12.50%) ESRI