Period
to 20 November 2017

The following table provides summary statistics for contract job vacancies with a requirement for RTCP skills. Included is a benchmarking guide to the contractor rates offered in vacancies that have cited RTCP over the 6 months to 20 November 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 Control Protocol (RTCP)
UK
6 months to
20 Nov 2017
Same period 2016 Same period 2015
Rank 872 886 -
Rank change year-on-year +14 - +895
Contract jobs citing RTCP 7 2 0
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in the UK 0.007% 0.002% -
As % of the Communications & Networking category 0.050% 0.012% -
Number of daily rates quoted 0 2 0
UK median daily rate - £450 -
UK excluding London median daily rate - - -
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 0 0
UK median hourly rate - - -
UK excluding London median hourly rate - - -

RTCP 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 with a requirement for communications or computer networking skills.

All Communications and Computer Networking Skills
UK
Contract vacancies with a requirement for communications or computer networking skills 14042 16143 15907
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in the UK 13.73% 15.52% 13.91%
Number of daily rates quoted 8538 9754 9202
UK median daily rate £400 £400 £388
Median daily rate % change year-on-year - +3.23% +3.33%
10th Percentile £181 £215 £213
90th Percentile £588 £575 £550
UK excluding London median daily rate £375 £375 £363
% change year-on-year - +3.45% +3.57%
Number of hourly rates quoted 739 823 1028
UK median hourly rate £19.00 £24.00 £20.50
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year -20.83% +17.07% +2.50%
10th Percentile £11.03 £11.72 £11.00
90th Percentile £46.78 £48.30 £46.23
UK excluding London median hourly rate £18.66 £25.00 £20.50
% change year-on-year -25.35% +21.95% +2.50%

RTCP
Job Vacancy Trend

Job postings citing RTCP as a percentage of all IT jobs advertised.

Job vacancy trend for RTCP in the UK

RTCP
Contractor Daily Rate Trend

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

Contractor daily rate trend for RTCP in the UK

RTCP
Contractor Hourly Rate Trend

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

Contractor hourly rate trend for RTCP in the UK

RTCP
Top 5 Contract Locations

The table below looks at the demand and provides a guide to the median contractor rates quoted in IT jobs citing RTCP within the UK over the 6 months to 20 November 2017. 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
England +32 7 - - 1
UK excluding London - 6 - - 1
Midlands - 6 - - 1
West Midlands - 6 - - 1
London -17 1 - -

For the 6 months to 20 November 2017, IT contractor jobs citing RTCP also mentioned the following skills in order of popularity. The figures indicate the number co-occurrences and its proportion to all contract ads with a requirement for RTCP.

1 7 (100.00%) HTTP
1 7 (100.00%) Cisco
2 6 (85.71%) Juniper
2 6 (85.71%) RTP
2 6 (85.71%) HTTPS
2 6 (85.71%) LAN
2 6 (85.71%) VoIP
2 6 (85.71%) Mitel
2 6 (85.71%) Presales
3 5 (71.43%) VMware
3 5 (71.43%) Firewall
3 5 (71.43%) Megaco
4 3 (42.86%) Unified Communications
4 3 (42.86%) Security Cleared
5 2 (28.57%) Service Design
5 2 (28.57%) Customer Requirements
5 2 (28.57%) Test Planning
5 2 (28.57%) Risk Management
5 2 (28.57%) Migration
6 1 (14.29%) Data Analysis
6 1 (14.29%) Load Balancing
6 1 (14.29%) SC Cleared
6 1 (14.29%) F5
6 1 (14.29%) High Availability
6 1 (14.29%) Root Cause Analysis
6 1 (14.29%) Big Data
6 1 (14.29%) HSRP
6 1 (14.29%) Analytics
6 1 (14.29%) F5 BIG-IP GTM
6 1 (14.29%) SevOne

RTCP
Co-occurring IT Skills 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 1 (14.29%) IIS
Cloud Services
1 1 (14.29%) Akamai
Communications & Networking
1 7 (100.00%) HTTP
2 6 (85.71%) HTTPS
2 6 (85.71%) LAN
2 6 (85.71%) RTP
2 6 (85.71%) VoIP
3 5 (71.43%) Firewall
3 5 (71.43%) Megaco
4 3 (42.86%) Unified Communications
5 1 (14.29%) BGP
5 1 (14.29%) DNS
5 1 (14.29%) F5 BIG-IP GTM
5 1 (14.29%) HSRP
5 1 (14.29%) MPLS
5 1 (14.29%) OSPF
5 1 (14.29%) VPN
5 1 (14.29%) VRRP
Database & Business Intelligence
1 1 (14.29%) Big Data
Job Titles
1 6 (85.71%) Architect
2 2 (28.57%) Solutions Architect
3 1 (14.29%) Support Engineer
Miscellaneous
1 1 (14.29%) Analytical Skills
1 1 (14.29%) Client/Server
1 1 (14.29%) Distributed Denial-of-Service
Processes & Methodologies
1 6 (85.71%) Presales
2 2 (28.57%) Customer Requirements
2 2 (28.57%) Migration
2 2 (28.57%) Risk Management
2 2 (28.57%) Service Design
2 2 (28.57%) Test Planning
3 1 (14.29%) Analytical Thinking
3 1 (14.29%) Analytics
3 1 (14.29%) Data Analysis
3 1 (14.29%) DDoS Mitigation
3 1 (14.29%) High Availability
3 1 (14.29%) Load Balancing
3 1 (14.29%) Root Cause Analysis
Programming Languages
1 1 (14.29%) Bash Shell
1 1 (14.29%) Perl
1 1 (14.29%) Python
Qualifications
1 3 (42.86%) Security Cleared
2 1 (14.29%) SC Cleared
Vendors
1 7 (100.00%) Cisco
2 6 (85.71%) Juniper
2 6 (85.71%) Mitel
3 5 (71.43%) VMware
4 1 (14.29%) Alcatel-Lucent
4 1 (14.29%) F5
4 1 (14.29%) SevOne