The following table provides summary statistics for contract job vacancies 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 23 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 Transport Protocol (RTP)
UK
3 months to
23 Jun 2017
Same period 2016 Same period 2015
Rank 594 637 615
Rank change year-on-year +43 -22  
Contract jobs citing RTP 8 6 24
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in the UK 0.017% 0.011% 0.043%
As % of the Communications & Networking category 0.13% 0.069% 0.30%
Number of daily rates quoted 0 1 13
Median daily rate - £375 £320
Median daily rate % change year-on-year - +17.18%  
UK excluding London median daily rate - £375 £318
% change year-on-year - +18.11%  
Number of hourly rates quoted 2 0 0
Median hourly rate £45.00 - -
UK excluding London median hourly rate £45.00 - -

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 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 6347 8686 8118
As % of all contract IT job vacancies advertised in the UK 13.56% 16.14% 14.45%
Number of daily rates quoted 3768 5279 4580
Median daily rate £400 £389 £360
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +2.82% +8.05%  
90% offered a daily rate of more than £213 £240 £213
10% offered a daily rate of more than £550 £550 £500
UK excluding London median daily rate £375 £365 £347
% change year-on-year +2.73% +5.04%  
Number of hourly rates quoted 395 426 473
Median hourly rate £27.50 £29.00 £24.00
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year -5.17% +20.83%  
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £12.25 £13.00 £13.00
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £50.00 £47.83 £47.67
UK excluding London median hourly rate £27.50 £32.50 £26.00
% change year-on-year -15.38% +25.00%  

RTP
Job Vacancy Trend

The job posting trend of jobs advertised 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 the UK

RTP
Contractor Daily Rate Trend

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

Contractor daily rate trend for RTP in the UK

RTP
Contractor Hourly Rate Trend

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

Contractor hourly rate trend for RTP in the UK

RTP
Top 7 Contract Locations

The table below looks at the demand and provides a guide to the median contractor rates quoted in IT jobs citing RTP within the UK over the 3 months to 23 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 +33 7 - - 8
West Midlands - 4 - -
Camberley - 3 - - 4
Solihull - 3 - -
Surrey - 3 - - 4
South East - 3 - - 6
Birmingham - 1 - -

For the 6 months to 23 June 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 with a requirement for RTP.

1 21 (77.78%) Cisco
2 18 (66.67%) VoIP
3 14 (51.85%) Linux
4 13 (48.15%) OO
4 13 (48.15%) GSM
4 13 (48.15%) PBX
4 13 (48.15%) UMTS
4 13 (48.15%) C++
4 13 (48.15%) STL
4 13 (48.15%) Telecoms
4 13 (48.15%) Subversion
4 13 (48.15%) Software Engineering
4 13 (48.15%) RANAP
4 13 (48.15%) Wireshark
4 13 (48.15%) Multithreading
4 13 (48.15%) LTE
4 13 (48.15%) Boost C++ Libraries
4 13 (48.15%) Asterisk PBX
4 13 (48.15%) GCC
4 13 (48.15%) GDB
4 13 (48.15%) Trac
4 13 (48.15%) Diameter Protocol
4 13 (48.15%) Cross-Platform Development
5 10 (37.04%) MGW
5 10 (37.04%) GGSN
5 10 (37.04%) SGSN
6 6 (22.22%) Firewall
6 6 (22.22%) Juniper
7 5 (18.52%) HTTP
7 5 (18.52%) LAN

RTP
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:

Business Applications
1 2 (7.41%) SAP IS-U
Cloud Services
1 1 (3.70%) Amazon AWS
1 1 (3.70%) AWS CloudFormation
Communications & Networking
1 18 (66.67%) VoIP
2 13 (48.15%) Asterisk PBX
2 13 (48.15%) Diameter Protocol
2 13 (48.15%) GSM
2 13 (48.15%) LTE
2 13 (48.15%) PBX
2 13 (48.15%) RANAP
2 13 (48.15%) UMTS
2 13 (48.15%) Wireshark
3 10 (37.04%) GGSN
3 10 (37.04%) MGW
3 10 (37.04%) SGSN
4 6 (22.22%) Firewall
5 5 (18.52%) HTTP
5 5 (18.52%) LAN
6 4 (14.81%) HTTPS
6 4 (14.81%) RTCP
7 3 (11.11%) Megaco
7 3 (11.11%) OSPF
8 2 (7.41%) BGP
Database & Business Intelligence
1 1 (3.70%) MySQL
1 1 (3.70%) NoSQL
1 1 (3.70%) SQL Server
Development Applications
1 13 (48.15%) GCC
1 13 (48.15%) GDB
1 13 (48.15%) Subversion
1 13 (48.15%) Trac
2 1 (3.70%) Eclipse
General
1 13 (48.15%) Telecoms
2 2 (7.41%) Billing
2 2 (7.41%) Dutch Language
2 2 (7.41%) French Language
3 1 (3.70%) Electronics
Job Titles
1 13 (48.15%) C++ Software Engineer
1 13 (48.15%) Software Engineer
2 4 (14.81%) Architect
3 3 (11.11%) Telecoms Engineer
3 3 (11.11%) Telecoms Software Engineer
4 2 (7.41%) Consultant
4 2 (7.41%) Network Engineer
4 2 (7.41%) SAP Consultant
4 2 (7.41%) SAP ISU Consultant
4 2 (7.41%) SAP Utilities Consultant
5 1 (3.70%) Analyst
5 1 (3.70%) Coordinator
5 1 (3.70%) Developer
5 1 (3.70%) Environment Manager
5 1 (3.70%) Java Developer
5 1 (3.70%) Network Analyst
5 1 (3.70%) Senior Developer
5 1 (3.70%) Senior Java Developer
5 1 (3.70%) Solutions Architect
5 1 (3.70%) Voice Engineer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 13 (48.15%) Boost C++ Libraries
1 13 (48.15%) STL
2 1 (3.70%) Ajax
2 1 (3.70%) CSS
2 1 (3.70%) FFmpeg
2 1 (3.70%) GStreamer
2 1 (3.70%) HTML
2 1 (3.70%) jQuery
2 1 (3.70%) Middleware
2 1 (3.70%) RESTful
2 1 (3.70%) Spring
Miscellaneous
1 3 (11.11%) Data Centre
2 1 (3.70%) Field-Programmable Gate Array
2 1 (3.70%) Mobile App
2 1 (3.70%) MPEG
2 1 (3.70%) Streaming Video
2 1 (3.70%) VHDL
Operating Systems
1 14 (51.85%) Linux
2 1 (3.70%) Android
2 1 (3.70%) Apple iOS
2 1 (3.70%) Unix
2 1 (3.70%) Windows
Processes & Methodologies
1 13 (48.15%) Cross-Platform Development
1 13 (48.15%) Multithreading
1 13 (48.15%) OO
1 13 (48.15%) Software Engineering
2 4 (14.81%) Presales
3 2 (7.41%) Continuous Improvement
3 2 (7.41%) Data Management
3 2 (7.41%) Migration
3 2 (7.41%) Network Monitoring
3 2 (7.41%) Root Cause Analysis
3 2 (7.41%) Scenario Testing
4 1 (3.70%) Agile Software Development
4 1 (3.70%) E-Commerce
4 1 (3.70%) Kanban
4 1 (3.70%) Load Balancing
4 1 (3.70%) Pair Programming
4 1 (3.70%) Performance Management
4 1 (3.70%) Risk Management
4 1 (3.70%) Scrum
4 1 (3.70%) TDD
Programming Languages
1 13 (48.15%) C++
2 1 (3.70%) C
2 1 (3.70%) Java
2 1 (3.70%) JavaScript
Qualifications
1 2 (7.41%) Security Cleared
2 1 (3.70%) SC Cleared
System Software
1 1 (3.70%) Firmware
Systems Management
1 1 (3.70%) Tivoli Storage Manager
Vendors
1 21 (77.78%) Cisco
2 6 (22.22%) Juniper
3 4 (14.81%) Mitel
3 4 (14.81%) VMware
4 2 (7.41%) CheckPoint
4 2 (7.41%) F5
4 2 (7.41%) Fortinet
4 2 (7.41%) SAP
5 1 (3.70%) 3PAR
5 1 (3.70%) Acme Packet
5 1 (3.70%) Avaya
5 1 (3.70%) Brightcove
5 1 (3.70%) NetApp
5 1 (3.70%) Oracle
5 1 (3.70%) Tandberg
5 1 (3.70%) Xilinx
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