Period
to 17 October 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 October 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 Oct 2018
Same period 2017 Same period 2016
Rank 841 819 849
Rank change year-on-year -22 +30 -11
Contract jobs citing RTP 29 28 29
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in England 0.031% 0.031% 0.029%
As % of the Communications & Networking category 0.23% 0.22% 0.19%
Number of daily rates quoted 20 6 6
England median daily rate £410 £405 £444
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +1.23% -8.73% +38.67%
10th Percentile £248 £341 £366
90th Percentile £500 £486 £517
UK median daily rate £410 £405 £444
% change year-on-year +1.23% -8.73% +38.67%
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 1 11
England median hourly rate - £45.00 £41.00
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year - +9.76% -
UK median hourly rate - £45.00 £41.00
% change year-on-year - +9.76% -

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 12,511 12,583 15,123
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in England 13.27% 13.79% 15.32%
Number of daily rates quoted 7,583 7,738 9,313
England median daily rate £425 £405 £400
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +4.94% +1.25% +3.90%
10th Percentile £200 £200 £223
90th Percentile £613 £588 £575
UK median daily rate £425 £400 £400
% change year-on-year +6.25% - +6.67%
Number of hourly rates quoted 614 656 739
England median hourly rate £20.00 £18.50 £22.50
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year +8.11% -17.78% +12.50%
10th Percentile £12.25 £11.50 £11.50
90th Percentile £50.00 £47.50 £47.50
UK median hourly rate £19.00 £19.00 £24.00
% change year-on-year - -20.83% +20.00%

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

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Contractor Daily Rate Histogram in England

The daily rate distribution of IT jobs citing RTP in England over the 6 months to 17 October 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 October 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 -6 14 £413 +17.86% 1
London -5 6 £425 -7.61% 5
Midlands -26 5 £325 - 5
West Midlands -21 3 - - 4
East of England - 3 £338 - 5
East Midlands - 2 £325 - 1
North West - 1 £463 -
North of England - 1 £463 -
RTP
UK

For the 6 months to 17 October 2018, IT contractor jobs citing RTP also mentioned the following skills in order of popularity. The figures indicate the absolute number co-occurrences and as a proportion of all contract job ads across the England region with a requirement for RTP.

1 20 (68.97%) Cisco
1 20 (68.97%) CCNP
1 20 (68.97%) Cisco Certification
2 17 (58.62%) Firewall
3 16 (55.17%) BGP
4 11 (37.93%) MGCP
4 11 (37.93%) OSPF
4 11 (37.93%) H.323
4 11 (37.93%) DHCP
5 10 (34.48%) CCNA
5 10 (34.48%) Root Cause Analysis
6 9 (31.03%) Cisco UCCX
6 9 (31.03%) SCCP
6 9 (31.03%) SNMP
7 8 (27.59%) VoIP
7 8 (27.59%) CCIE
7 8 (27.59%) VPN
8 7 (24.14%) DNS
9 6 (20.69%) MPLS
9 6 (20.69%) Ethernet
9 6 (20.69%) Problem Management
9 6 (20.69%) Video Conferencing
9 6 (20.69%) Data Centre
9 6 (20.69%) Red Box
9 6 (20.69%) CCNP Voice
10 5 (17.24%) Network Monitoring
10 5 (17.24%) HSRP
10 5 (17.24%) Cisco CUCM
10 5 (17.24%) F5
10 5 (17.24%) Wireshark

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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 (10.34%) SharePoint
2 1 (3.45%) Confluence
Applications
1 5 (17.24%) Microsoft Excel
2 2 (6.90%) Microsoft Office
2 2 (6.90%) MS Visio
Cloud Services
1 2 (6.90%) Amazon AWS
Communications & Networking
1 17 (58.62%) Firewall
2 16 (55.17%) BGP
3 11 (37.93%) DHCP
3 11 (37.93%) H.323
3 11 (37.93%) MGCP
3 11 (37.93%) OSPF
4 9 (31.03%) SCCP
4 9 (31.03%) SNMP
5 8 (27.59%) VoIP
5 8 (27.59%) VPN
6 7 (24.14%) DNS
7 6 (20.69%) Ethernet
7 6 (20.69%) MPLS
8 5 (17.24%) EIGRP
8 5 (17.24%) HSRP
8 5 (17.24%) LAN
8 5 (17.24%) WAN
8 5 (17.24%) Wireshark
9 4 (13.79%) F5 BIG-IP LTM
9 4 (13.79%) HTTP
Database & Business Intelligence
1 3 (10.34%) SQL Server
Development Applications
1 4 (13.79%) GDB
2 3 (10.34%) GCC
2 3 (10.34%) Subversion
2 3 (10.34%) Team Foundation Server
2 3 (10.34%) Visual Studio
3 2 (6.90%) Git (software)
3 2 (6.90%) JIRA
4 1 (3.45%) Eclipse
4 1 (3.45%) Sonatype Nexus
4 1 (3.45%) Valgrind
General
1 4 (13.79%) Telecoms
2 2 (6.90%) Marketing
3 1 (3.45%) Finance
Job Titles
1 8 (27.59%) Cisco Engineer
1 8 (27.59%) Unified Communications Engineer
2 7 (24.14%) Consultant
3 6 (20.69%) Network Engineer
4 4 (13.79%) Developer
4 4 (13.79%) Project Engineer
5 3 (10.34%) C++ Software Engineer
5 3 (10.34%) Network Consultant
5 3 (10.34%) Network Support
5 3 (10.34%) Senior Cisco Engineer
5 3 (10.34%) Software Engineer
5 3 (10.34%) Unified Communications Consultant
6 2 (6.90%) Cisco IPT Engineer
6 2 (6.90%) IP Engineer
6 2 (6.90%) IP Telephony Engineer
6 2 (6.90%) Network Support Engineer
6 2 (6.90%) Support Engineer
6 2 (6.90%) Telephony Engineer
6 2 (6.90%) Web Developer
7 1 (3.45%) Analyst
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 3 (10.34%) Drools
1 3 (10.34%) STL
1 3 (10.34%) XML
2 2 (6.90%) .NET
2 2 (6.90%) XMPP
3 1 (3.45%) FreeSWITCH
Miscellaneous
1 6 (20.69%) Data Centre
1 6 (20.69%) Video Conferencing
2 2 (6.90%) NHS
2 2 (6.90%) Smartphone
Operating Systems
1 4 (13.79%) Linux
2 1 (3.45%) Windows
Processes & Methodologies
1 10 (34.48%) Root Cause Analysis
2 6 (20.69%) Problem Management
3 5 (17.24%) Network Monitoring
4 4 (13.79%) Mentoring
4 4 (13.79%) Process Improvement
5 3 (10.34%) Agile Software Development
5 3 (10.34%) Customer-Centricity
5 3 (10.34%) Multithreading
5 3 (10.34%) Software Engineering
6 2 (6.90%) Capacity Planning
6 2 (6.90%) Customer Requirements
6 2 (6.90%) Digital Marketing
6 2 (6.90%) DSDM
6 2 (6.90%) E-Commerce
6 2 (6.90%) Fault Analysis
6 2 (6.90%) Migration
6 2 (6.90%) RAD
6 2 (6.90%) Scrum
6 2 (6.90%) Test Automation
6 2 (6.90%) Web Development
Programming Languages
1 4 (13.79%) C++
1 4 (13.79%) SQL
2 3 (10.34%) Java
3 2 (6.90%) PHP
3 2 (6.90%) T-SQL
4 1 (3.45%) C
4 1 (3.45%) Perl
4 1 (3.45%) Python
Qualifications
1 20 (68.97%) CCNP
1 20 (68.97%) Cisco Certification
2 10 (34.48%) CCNA
3 8 (27.59%) CCIE
4 6 (20.69%) CCNP Voice
5 2 (6.90%) CCIE Collaboration
5 2 (6.90%) Microsoft Certification
6 1 (3.45%) SC Cleared
6 1 (3.45%) Security Cleared
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 2 (6.90%) PCI DSS
2 1 (3.45%) QA
2 1 (3.45%) SLA
System Software
1 2 (6.90%) Active Directory
1 2 (6.90%) VMware Infrastructure
2 1 (3.45%) Hyper-V
2 1 (3.45%) KVM
2 1 (3.45%) VirtualBox
Systems Management
1 9 (31.03%) Cisco UCCX
2 5 (17.24%) Cisco CUCM
3 2 (6.90%) vCenter Server
Vendors
1 20 (68.97%) Cisco
2 6 (20.69%) Red Box
3 5 (17.24%) CheckPoint
3 5 (17.24%) F5
3 5 (17.24%) Microsoft
4 3 (10.34%) Fortinet
4 3 (10.34%) Juniper
5 2 (6.90%) VMware
6 1 (3.45%) Avaya
6 1 (3.45%) Citrix