Period
to 17 January 2018

The following table provides summary statistics for contract job vacancies advertised in England with a requirement for RTP skills. Included is a benchmarking guide to the contractor rates offered in vacancies that have cited RTP over the 6 months to 17 January 2018 with a comparison to the same period in the previous 2 years.

Note that daily and hourly rates are treated separately in these statistics. When calculating contractor rate percentiles, daily rates are never derived from quoted hourly rates or vice versa.

Real-Time Transport Protocol (RTP)
UK > England
6 months to
17 Jan 2018
Same period 2017 Same period 2016
Rank 804 781 832
Rank change year-on-year -23 +51 -19
Contract jobs citing RTP 32 53 19
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in England 0.035% 0.059% 0.019%
As % of the Communications & Networking category 0.25% 0.39% 0.14%
Number of daily rates quoted 9 15 8
England median daily rate £460 £550 £369
Median daily rate % change year-on-year -16.36% +49.15% +1.72%
10th Percentile £346 £401 £285
90th Percentile £538 £575 £555
UK median daily rate £460 £549 £369
% change year-on-year -16.17% +48.81% +1.72%
Number of hourly rates quoted 1 18 3
England median hourly rate £50.50 £41.00 £40.00
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year +23.17% +2.50% -
10th Percentile £50.25 £40.35 £37.50
90th Percentile £50.75 £41.50 £42.50
UK median hourly rate £50.50 £41.00 £40.00
% change year-on-year +23.17% +2.50% -

RTP is in the Communications and Computer Networking category. The following table is for comparison with the above and provides summary statistics for all contract job vacancies advertised in England with a requirement for communications or computer networking skills.

All Communications and Computer Networking Skills
England
Contract vacancies with a requirement for communications or computer networking skills 12,599 13,701 13,783
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in England 13.64% 15.15% 14.14%
Number of daily rates quoted 7,828 8,362 8,077
England median daily rate £410 £402 £400
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +1.99% +0.50% +6.67%
10th Percentile £185 £215 £213
90th Percentile £594 £575 £563
UK median daily rate £400 £400 £400
Number of hourly rates quoted 625 675 853
England median hourly rate £18.70 £22.50 £22.00
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year -16.89% +2.27% +8.64%
10th Percentile £11.02 £11.70 £11.25
90th Percentile £44.86 £47.50 £47.50
UK median hourly rate £18.70 £22.50 £22.00
% change year-on-year -16.89% +2.27% +4.76%

RTP
Job Vacancy Trend in England

Job postings citing RTP as a percentage of all IT jobs advertised in England.

Job vacancy trend for RTP in England

RTP
Contractor Daily Rate Trend in England

This chart provides the 3-month moving average for daily rates quoted in contract jobs citing RTP in England.

Contractor daily rate trend for RTP in England

RTP
Contractor Daily Rate Histogram in England

The daily rate distribution of IT jobs citing RTP in England over the 6 months to 17 January 2018.

Contractor daily rate histogram for RTP in England

RTP
Contractor Hourly Rate Trend in England

This chart provides the 3-month moving average for contractor hourly rates quoted in IT jobs citing RTP in England.

Contractor hourly rate trend for RTP in England

RTP
Contract Job Locations in England

The table below looks at the demand and provides a guide to the median contractor rates quoted in IT jobs citing RTP within the England region over the 6 months to 17 January 2018. The 'Rank Change' column provides an indication of the change in demand within each location based on the same 6 month period last year.

Location Rank Change
on Same Period
Last Year
Matching
Contract
IT Job Ads
Median
Daily Rate
Past 6 Months
Median Daily Rate
% Change
on Same Period
Last Year
Live
Job
Vacancies
South East -28 20 £413 - 1
London -31 8 £460 -16.36% 2
Midlands - 1 - - 1
West Midlands - 1 - -
East of England - 1 - - 1
RTP
UK

For the 6 months to 17 January 2018, 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 across the England region with a requirement for RTP.

1 24 (75.00%) Linux
2 21 (65.63%) VoIP
3 15 (46.88%) Cisco
4 12 (37.50%) PBX
4 12 (37.50%) DNS
4 12 (37.50%) Windows
4 12 (37.50%) Asterisk PBX
5 11 (34.38%) Windows Server
6 10 (31.25%) Multithreading
6 10 (31.25%) C++
7 9 (28.13%) Telecoms
7 9 (28.13%) LTE
8 8 (25.00%) MGW
8 8 (25.00%) RANAP
8 8 (25.00%) Wireshark
8 8 (25.00%) GGSN
8 8 (25.00%) SGSN
8 8 (25.00%) Boost C++ Libraries
8 8 (25.00%) GCC
8 8 (25.00%) GDB
8 8 (25.00%) Subversion
8 8 (25.00%) Software Engineering
8 8 (25.00%) VPN
8 8 (25.00%) OO
8 8 (25.00%) STL
8 8 (25.00%) UMTS
8 8 (25.00%) GSM
8 8 (25.00%) Cross-Platform Development
8 8 (25.00%) Diameter Protocol
8 8 (25.00%) Trac

RTP
Co-occurring IT Skills in England 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 3 (9.38%) SharePoint
Communications & Networking
1 21 (65.63%) VoIP
2 12 (37.50%) Asterisk PBX
2 12 (37.50%) DNS
2 12 (37.50%) PBX
3 9 (28.13%) LTE
4 8 (25.00%) Diameter Protocol
4 8 (25.00%) GGSN
4 8 (25.00%) GSM
4 8 (25.00%) MGW
4 8 (25.00%) RANAP
4 8 (25.00%) SGSN
4 8 (25.00%) UMTS
4 8 (25.00%) VPN
4 8 (25.00%) Wireshark
5 7 (21.88%) HTTP
6 5 (15.63%) HTTPS
6 5 (15.63%) IPsec
7 4 (12.50%) CTI
7 4 (12.50%) LDAP
7 4 (12.50%) SSH
Database & Business Intelligence
1 2 (6.25%) Big Data
1 2 (6.25%) RDBMS
1 2 (6.25%) Relational Database
Development Applications
1 8 (25.00%) GCC
1 8 (25.00%) GDB
1 8 (25.00%) Subversion
1 8 (25.00%) Trac
2 4 (12.50%) JIRA
3 1 (3.13%) Git (software)
3 1 (3.13%) webpack
General
1 9 (28.13%) Telecoms
2 4 (12.50%) Finance
3 3 (9.38%) Back Office
4 1 (3.13%) Electronics
4 1 (3.13%) Manufacturing
4 1 (3.13%) Marketing
Job Titles
1 8 (25.00%) C++ Software Engineer
1 8 (25.00%) Software Engineer
1 8 (25.00%) Telecoms Engineer
1 8 (25.00%) Telecoms Software Engineer
2 7 (21.88%) Infrastructure Engineer
3 5 (15.63%) Architect
3 5 (15.63%) Developer
4 4 (12.50%) Platform Architect
5 3 (9.38%) Analyst
5 3 (9.38%) Configuration Manager
5 3 (9.38%) Integration Analyst
5 3 (9.38%) Technical Architect
6 2 (6.25%) Oracle Developer
7 1 (3.13%) C++ Developer
7 1 (3.13%) C++ Software Developer
7 1 (3.13%) Integration Test Analyst
7 1 (3.13%) Project Analyst
7 1 (3.13%) Python Developer
7 1 (3.13%) Test Engineer
7 1 (3.13%) Wireless Engineer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 8 (25.00%) Boost C++ Libraries
1 8 (25.00%) STL
2 7 (21.88%) XMPP
3 4 (12.50%) JTAPI
3 4 (12.50%) RFC 2833
3 4 (12.50%) TAPI
3 4 (12.50%) Web Services
4 2 (6.25%) Middleware
5 1 (3.13%) CSS
5 1 (3.13%) Django
5 1 (3.13%) Flask
5 1 (3.13%) HTML
5 1 (3.13%) HTML5
5 1 (3.13%) jQuery
5 1 (3.13%) LAMP
5 1 (3.13%) Qt
5 1 (3.13%) Qt Quick
5 1 (3.13%) React
5 1 (3.13%) RESTful
5 1 (3.13%) WebRTC
Miscellaneous
1 7 (21.88%) Data Centre
1 7 (21.88%) PKI
2 2 (6.25%) Management Information System
3 1 (3.13%) Analytical Skills
3 1 (3.13%) Computer Science
3 1 (3.13%) Video\Live Streaming
Operating Systems
1 24 (75.00%) Linux
2 12 (37.50%) Windows
3 11 (34.38%) Windows Server
4 4 (12.50%) Debian
4 4 (12.50%) Fedora
4 4 (12.50%) Ubuntu
4 4 (12.50%) Windows Server 2012
5 2 (6.25%) Unix
6 1 (3.13%) Solaris
6 1 (3.13%) VxWorks
Processes & Methodologies
1 10 (31.25%) Multithreading
2 8 (25.00%) Cross-Platform Development
2 8 (25.00%) OO
2 8 (25.00%) Software Engineering
3 7 (21.88%) B2B
3 7 (21.88%) Mobile Device Management
4 5 (15.63%) Presales
5 4 (12.50%) Process Management
6 3 (9.38%) Migration
6 3 (9.38%) Release Management
7 2 (6.25%) Agile Software Development
7 2 (6.25%) Continuous Delivery
7 2 (6.25%) CRM
7 2 (6.25%) Dependency Management
7 2 (6.25%) Document Management
7 2 (6.25%) ITIL
7 2 (6.25%) Performance Tuning
7 2 (6.25%) Software Delivery
8 1 (3.13%) Coaching
8 1 (3.13%) Test Planning
Programming Languages
1 10 (31.25%) C++
2 3 (9.38%) Python
3 2 (6.25%) Bash Shell
3 2 (6.25%) JavaScript
3 2 (6.25%) PL/SQL
3 2 (6.25%) Shell Script
3 2 (6.25%) SQL
4 1 (3.13%) C#
4 1 (3.13%) TypeScript
Qualifications
1 6 (18.75%) Security Cleared
2 3 (9.38%) DV Cleared
3 1 (3.13%) Degree
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 4 (12.50%) ISO/IEC 27001
1 4 (12.50%) PA-DSS
1 4 (12.50%) PCI DSS
2 3 (9.38%) PMO
System Software
1 7 (21.88%) FreeRADIUS
2 4 (12.50%) VMware ESXi
2 4 (12.50%) VMware Infrastructure
Systems Management
1 4 (12.50%) vCenter Server
Vendors
1 15 (46.88%) Cisco
2 7 (21.88%) Apple
3 5 (15.63%) VMware
4 4 (12.50%) Citrix
4 4 (12.50%) Red Hat
5 2 (6.25%) Oracle
6 1 (3.13%) Juniper
6 1 (3.13%) Mitel
6 1 (3.13%) SAP
6 1 (3.13%) Sun