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 3 months to 25 June 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
3 months to
25 Jun 2017
Same period 2016 Same period 2015
Rank 582 651 -
Rank change year-on-year +69 -  
Contract jobs citing RTCP 5 1 0
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in the UK 0.011% 0.002% -
As % of the Communications & Networking category 0.080% 0.012% -
Number of daily rates quoted 0 0 0
Median daily rate - - -
UK excluding London median daily rate - - -
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 0 0
Median hourly rate - - -
UK excluding London median hourly rate - - -

RTCP 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 with a requirement for communications and computer networking skills.

Contract Communications & Computer Network Skills
UK
Contract job vacancies with a requirement for communications and computer networking skills 6280 8561 8086
As % of all contract IT job vacancies advertised in the UK 13.57% 16.14% 14.43%
Number of daily rates quoted 3720 5192 4560
Median daily rate £400 £390 £360
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +2.56% +8.33%  
90% offered a daily rate of more than £212 £240 £213
10% offered a daily rate of more than £550 £550 £500
UK excluding London median daily rate £375 £365 £340
% change year-on-year +2.73% +7.35%  
Number of hourly rates quoted 391 421 478
Median hourly rate £27.50 £28.50 £23.50
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year -3.50% +21.27%  
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £12.05 £13.00 £13.00
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £50.00 £47.83 £45.00
UK excluding London median hourly rate £28.00 £31.50 £25.00
% change year-on-year -11.11% +26.00%  

RTCP
Job Vacancy Trend

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

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 3 months to 25 June 2017. The 'Rank Change' column provides an indication of the change in demand within each location based on the same 3 month period last year.

Location Rank Change
on Same Period
Last Year
Matching
Contract
IT Job Ads
Median
Daily Rate
Last 3 Months
Median Daily Rate
% Change
on Same Period
Last Year
Live
Job
Vacancies
England +51 5 - -
West Midlands - 4 - -
Solihull - 3 - -
Birmingham - 1 - -
London - 1 - -

For the 6 months to 25 June 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 5 (100.00%) HTTP
1 5 (100.00%) Cisco
2 4 (80.00%) Juniper
2 4 (80.00%) LAN
2 4 (80.00%) VoIP
2 4 (80.00%) HTTPS
2 4 (80.00%) RTP
2 4 (80.00%) Mitel
2 4 (80.00%) Presales
3 3 (60.00%) Megaco
3 3 (60.00%) VMware
3 3 (60.00%) Firewall
4 2 (40.00%) Unified Communications
4 2 (40.00%) Security Cleared
5 1 (20.00%) Akamai
5 1 (20.00%) Service Design
5 1 (20.00%) Customer Requirements
5 1 (20.00%) Root Cause Analysis
5 1 (20.00%) HSRP
5 1 (20.00%) Test Planning
5 1 (20.00%) SC Cleared
5 1 (20.00%) Risk Management
5 1 (20.00%) Migration
5 1 (20.00%) VRRP
5 1 (20.00%) IIS
5 1 (20.00%) VPN
5 1 (20.00%) DNS
5 1 (20.00%) Alcatel-Lucent
5 1 (20.00%) MPLS
5 1 (20.00%) OSPF

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 (20.00%) IIS
Cloud Services
1 1 (20.00%) Akamai
Communications & Networking
1 5 (100.00%) HTTP
2 4 (80.00%) HTTPS
2 4 (80.00%) LAN
2 4 (80.00%) RTP
2 4 (80.00%) VoIP
3 3 (60.00%) Firewall
3 3 (60.00%) Megaco
4 2 (40.00%) Unified Communications
5 1 (20.00%) BGP
5 1 (20.00%) DNS
5 1 (20.00%) HSRP
5 1 (20.00%) MPLS
5 1 (20.00%) OSPF
5 1 (20.00%) VPN
5 1 (20.00%) VRRP
Job Titles
1 4 (80.00%) Architect
2 1 (20.00%) Solutions Architect
Processes & Methodologies
1 4 (80.00%) Presales
2 1 (20.00%) Customer Requirements
2 1 (20.00%) Migration
2 1 (20.00%) Risk Management
2 1 (20.00%) Root Cause Analysis
2 1 (20.00%) Service Design
2 1 (20.00%) Test Planning
Qualifications
1 2 (40.00%) Security Cleared
2 1 (20.00%) SC Cleared
Vendors
1 5 (100.00%) Cisco
2 4 (80.00%) Juniper
2 4 (80.00%) Mitel
3 3 (60.00%) VMware
4 1 (20.00%) Alcatel-Lucent