The following table provides summary statistics for contract job vacancies advertised in London with a requirement for RTP skills. Included is a benchmarking guide to the contractor rates offered in vacancies that have cited RTP over the 3 months to 27 April 2017 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)
England / London
3 months to
27 Apr 2017
Same period 2016 Same period 2015
Rank 405 438 425
Rank change year-on-year +33 -13  
Contract jobs citing RTP 6 4 8
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in London 0.030% 0.017% 0.036%
As % of the Communications & Networking category 0.26% 0.14% 0.27%
Number of daily rates quoted 5 2 5
Median daily rate £375 £500 £380
Median daily rate % change year-on-year -25.00% +31.57%  
90% offered a daily rate of more than £335 £500 £344
10% offered a daily rate of more than £510 £500 £410
UK excluding London median daily rate - £450 £310
% change year-on-year - +45.16%  
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 0 1
Median hourly rate - - £40.00
UK excluding London median hourly rate £45.00 £43.75 -
% change year-on-year +2.85% -  

RTP is in the communications and computer networking skills category. The next table is for comparison with the above and provides summary statistics for all contract job vacancies advertised in London with a requirement for communications and computer networking skills.

Contract Communications & Computer Network Skills
London
Contract job vacancies with a requirement for communications and computer networking skills 2339 2934 2983
As % of all contract IT job vacancies advertised in London 11.54% 12.74% 13.37%
Number of daily rates quoted 1552 2035 1919
Median daily rate £450 £425 £375
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +5.88% +13.33%  
90% offered a daily rate of more than £250 £250 £225
10% offered a daily rate of more than £575 £550 £550
UK excluding London median daily rate £388 £363 £341
% change year-on-year +6.89% +6.38%  
Number of hourly rates quoted 67 43 80
Median hourly rate £26.90 £21.92 £24.25
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year +22.71% -9.60%  
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £17.00 £12.68 £14.00
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £50.00 £30.00 £50.00
UK excluding London median hourly rate £25.00 £31.25 £30.00
% change year-on-year -20.00% +4.16%  

RTP
Job Vacancy Trend in London

The job posting trend of jobs advertised in London citing RTP as a proportion of all contract or permanent IT jobs with a match in the Communications & Networking category.

Job vacancy trend for RTP in London

RTP
Contractor Daily Rate Trend in London

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

Contractor daily rate trend for RTP in London

RTP
Contractor Daily Rate Histogram in London

The daily rate distribution of IT jobs citing RTP in London over the 3 months to 27 April 2017.

Contractor daily rate histogram for RTP in London

RTP
Contractor Hourly Rate Trend in London

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

Contractor hourly rate trend for RTP in London

For the 6 months to 27 April 2017, 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 London region with a requirement for RTP.

1 9 (56.25%) Java
1 9 (56.25%) Streaming Video
1 9 (56.25%) Agile Software Development
1 9 (56.25%) RTSP
1 9 (56.25%) Android
1 9 (56.25%) Apple iOS
1 9 (56.25%) Brightcove
2 8 (50.00%) GStreamer
2 8 (50.00%) FFmpeg
2 8 (50.00%) Pair Programming
2 8 (50.00%) MPEG
2 8 (50.00%) HTTP
3 7 (43.75%) JavaScript
3 7 (43.75%) HTML
3 7 (43.75%) MySQL
3 7 (43.75%) CSS
3 7 (43.75%) Spring
3 7 (43.75%) Automated Testing
3 7 (43.75%) Ajax
3 7 (43.75%) TDD
3 7 (43.75%) Scrum
3 7 (43.75%) RESTful
3 7 (43.75%) Amazon AWS
3 7 (43.75%) Kanban
3 7 (43.75%) jQuery
3 7 (43.75%) Continuous Integration
3 7 (43.75%) AWS CloudFormation
3 7 (43.75%) NoSQL
3 7 (43.75%) Mobile App
4 5 (31.25%) E-Commerce

RTP
Co-occurring IT Skills in London 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:

Business Applications
1 2 (12.50%) SAP IS-U
Cloud Services
1 7 (43.75%) Amazon AWS
1 7 (43.75%) AWS CloudFormation
Communications & Networking
1 9 (56.25%) RTSP
2 8 (50.00%) HTTP
3 3 (18.75%) OSPF
4 2 (12.50%) BGP
4 2 (12.50%) EIGRP
4 2 (12.50%) F5 BIG-IP LTM
4 2 (12.50%) Firewall
4 2 (12.50%) HSRP
4 2 (12.50%) MPLS
4 2 (12.50%) SAN
4 2 (12.50%) SNMP
4 2 (12.50%) SS7
4 2 (12.50%) SSL
4 2 (12.50%) TCP/IP
4 2 (12.50%) VPN
5 1 (6.25%) LAN
5 1 (6.25%) MQTT
5 1 (6.25%) STUN
5 1 (6.25%) VoIP
5 1 (6.25%) WAN
Database & Business Intelligence
1 7 (43.75%) MySQL
1 7 (43.75%) NoSQL
2 1 (6.25%) Essbase
General
1 2 (12.50%) Billing
1 2 (12.50%) Dutch Language
1 2 (12.50%) French Language
Job Titles
1 10 (62.50%) Developer
2 9 (56.25%) Java Developer
3 8 (50.00%) Senior Developer
3 8 (50.00%) Senior Java Developer
4 2 (12.50%) Consultant
4 2 (12.50%) Network Engineer
4 2 (12.50%) SAP Consultant
4 2 (12.50%) SAP ISU Consultant
4 2 (12.50%) SAP Utilities Consultant
5 1 (6.25%) Analyst
5 1 (6.25%) Essbase Developer
5 1 (6.25%) Hyperion Developer
5 1 (6.25%) Hyperion Essbase Developer
5 1 (6.25%) Network Analyst
5 1 (6.25%) Senior Voice Engineer
5 1 (6.25%) Video On Demand Developer
5 1 (6.25%) Voice Engineer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 8 (50.00%) FFmpeg
1 8 (50.00%) GStreamer
2 7 (43.75%) Ajax
2 7 (43.75%) CSS
2 7 (43.75%) HTML
2 7 (43.75%) jQuery
2 7 (43.75%) RESTful
2 7 (43.75%) Spring
3 1 (6.25%) JSON
3 1 (6.25%) Kafka
3 1 (6.25%) MDX
3 1 (6.25%) Protocol Buffers
3 1 (6.25%) WebRTC
Miscellaneous
1 9 (56.25%) Streaming Video
2 8 (50.00%) MPEG
3 7 (43.75%) Mobile App
4 3 (18.75%) Data Centre
5 1 (6.25%) CCTV
5 1 (6.25%) Greenfield Project
5 1 (6.25%) Streaming Media
5 1 (6.25%) Video on Demand
Operating Systems
1 9 (56.25%) Android
1 9 (56.25%) Apple iOS
Processes & Methodologies
1 9 (56.25%) Agile Software Development
2 8 (50.00%) Pair Programming
3 7 (43.75%) Automated Testing
3 7 (43.75%) Continuous Integration
3 7 (43.75%) Kanban
3 7 (43.75%) Scrum
3 7 (43.75%) TDD
4 5 (31.25%) E-Commerce
5 2 (12.50%) Continuous Improvement
5 2 (12.50%) Data Management
5 2 (12.50%) Network Monitoring
5 2 (12.50%) Root Cause Analysis
6 1 (6.25%) DRM
6 1 (6.25%) Performance Management
6 1 (6.25%) Software Engineering
Programming Languages
1 9 (56.25%) Java
2 7 (43.75%) JavaScript
3 1 (6.25%) C
3 1 (6.25%) Python
3 1 (6.25%) SQL
Vendors
1 9 (56.25%) Brightcove
2 4 (25.00%) Cisco
3 2 (12.50%) CheckPoint
3 2 (12.50%) F5
3 2 (12.50%) Fortinet
3 2 (12.50%) Juniper
3 2 (12.50%) SAP
4 1 (6.25%) Acme Packet
4 1 (6.25%) Avaya
4 1 (6.25%) Hyperion
4 1 (6.25%) Tandberg