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 26 March 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.

3 months to
26 Mar 2017
Same period 2016 Same period 2015
Real-Time Transport Protocol (RTP)
UK
Rank 590 613 590
Rank change year-on-year +23 -23  
Contract jobs citing RTP 19 28 33
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in the UK 0.042% 0.053% 0.062%
As % of the Communications & Networking category 0.29% 0.36% 0.42%
Number of daily rates quoted 6 7 24
Median daily rate £413 £450 £345
Median daily rate % change year-on-year -8.33% +30.43%  
90% offered a daily rate of more than £338 £402 £125
10% offered a daily rate of more than £550 £500 £396
UK excluding London median daily rate - £450 £305
% change year-on-year - +47.54%  
Number of hourly rates quoted 1 9 1
Median hourly rate £32.50 £40.00 £40.00
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year -18.75% -  
UK excluding London median hourly rate £32.50 £40.00 -
% change year-on-year -18.75% -  

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 6534 7871 7887
As % of all contract IT job vacancies advertised in the UK 14.61% 14.79% 14.82%
Number of daily rates quoted 4036 4697 4305
Median daily rate £400 £380 £363
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +5.26% +4.82%  
90% offered a daily rate of more than £238 £235 £205
10% offered a daily rate of more than £550 £540 £500
UK excluding London median daily rate £375 £363 £347
% change year-on-year +3.44% +4.32%  
Number of hourly rates quoted 356 337 437
Median hourly rate £25.00 £32.00 £27.32
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year -21.87% +17.15%  
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £12.50 £13.00 £13.00
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £50.00 £50.00 £47.50
UK excluding London median hourly rate £22.85 £37.00 £30.00
% change year-on-year -38.24% +23.33%  

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 Daily Rate Histogram

The daily rate distribution of IT jobs citing RTP over the 3 months to 26 March 2017.

Contractor daily rate histogram for RTP in the UK

RTP
Contractor Hourly Rate Trend

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

Contractor hourly rate trend for RTP in the UK

RTP
Top 10 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 26 March 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 +30 19 £413 -8.33% 6
South East +13 11 - - 1
Surrey +11 10 - - 1
Camberley - 10 - - 1
London +35 7 £413 -17.50% 2
Yorkshire - 1 - -
West Yorkshire - 1 - -
Hampshire - 1 - -
City of London - 1 £550 - 1
Havant - 1 - -

RTP
Top 30 Related IT Skills

For the 6 months to 26 March 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 29 (61.70%) Cisco
2 28 (59.57%) VoIP
3 24 (51.06%) PBX
3 24 (51.06%) Telecoms
4 23 (48.94%) Software Engineering
4 23 (48.94%) Linux
5 22 (46.81%) OO
5 22 (46.81%) STL
5 22 (46.81%) C++
5 22 (46.81%) UMTS
5 22 (46.81%) GSM
5 22 (46.81%) Subversion
5 22 (46.81%) RANAP
5 22 (46.81%) LTE
5 22 (46.81%) Boost C++ Libraries
5 22 (46.81%) Asterisk PBX
5 22 (46.81%) GCC
5 22 (46.81%) GDB
5 22 (46.81%) Trac
5 22 (46.81%) Diameter Protocol
5 22 (46.81%) Cross-Platform Development
6 12 (25.53%) Wireshark
6 12 (25.53%) Multithreading
7 10 (21.28%) Agile Software Development
7 10 (21.28%) High Availability
8 9 (19.15%) Brightcove
8 9 (19.15%) Streaming Video
8 9 (19.15%) RTSP
8 9 (19.15%) Android
8 9 (19.15%) Apple iOS

RTP
Top Related 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 2 (4.26%) Oracle Collaboration Suite
1 2 (4.26%) Skype for Business
2 1 (2.13%) MS Exchange
Applications
1 2 (4.26%) MS Excel
1 2 (4.26%) MS Office
Business Applications
1 2 (4.26%) SAP IS-U
Cloud Services
1 7 (14.89%) Amazon AWS
1 7 (14.89%) AWS CloudFormation
2 2 (4.26%) Office 365
Communications & Networking
1 28 (59.57%) VoIP
2 24 (51.06%) PBX
3 22 (46.81%) Asterisk PBX
3 22 (46.81%) Diameter Protocol
3 22 (46.81%) GSM
3 22 (46.81%) LTE
3 22 (46.81%) RANAP
3 22 (46.81%) UMTS
4 12 (25.53%) Wireshark
5 9 (19.15%) RTSP
6 8 (17.02%) HTTP
7 7 (14.89%) GGSN
7 7 (14.89%) MGW
7 7 (14.89%) SGSN
8 4 (8.51%) SS7
8 4 (8.51%) TCP/IP
9 3 (6.38%) DNS
9 3 (6.38%) OSPF
9 3 (6.38%) SNMP
9 3 (6.38%) SSL
Database & Business Intelligence
1 7 (14.89%) MySQL
1 7 (14.89%) NoSQL
2 1 (2.13%) Essbase
Development Applications
1 22 (46.81%) GCC
1 22 (46.81%) GDB
1 22 (46.81%) Subversion
1 22 (46.81%) Trac
2 1 (2.13%) Eclipse
General
1 24 (51.06%) Telecoms
2 2 (4.26%) Billing
2 2 (4.26%) Dutch Language
2 2 (4.26%) French Language
3 1 (2.13%) Electronics
Job Titles
1 22 (46.81%) C++ Software Engineer
1 22 (46.81%) Software Engineer
2 12 (25.53%) Developer
3 9 (19.15%) Java Developer
4 8 (17.02%) Senior Developer
4 8 (17.02%) Senior Java Developer
5 3 (6.38%) Network Engineer
5 3 (6.38%) Senior Voice Engineer
5 3 (6.38%) Voice Engineer
6 2 (4.26%) Cisco Engineer
6 2 (4.26%) Cisco Voice Engineer
6 2 (4.26%) Consultant
6 2 (4.26%) Genesys Developer
6 2 (4.26%) SAP Consultant
6 2 (4.26%) SAP ISU Consultant
6 2 (4.26%) SAP Utilities Consultant
6 2 (4.26%) Senior Cisco Engineer
7 1 (2.13%) Hyperion Essbase Developer
7 1 (2.13%) SC Cleared Network Engineer
7 1 (2.13%) Video On Demand Developer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 22 (46.81%) Boost C++ Libraries
1 22 (46.81%) STL
2 8 (17.02%) FFmpeg
2 8 (17.02%) GStreamer
3 7 (14.89%) Ajax
3 7 (14.89%) CSS
3 7 (14.89%) HTML
3 7 (14.89%) jQuery
3 7 (14.89%) RESTful
3 7 (14.89%) Spring
4 2 (4.26%) RFC 2833
5 1 (2.13%) JSON
5 1 (2.13%) Kafka
5 1 (2.13%) MDX
5 1 (2.13%) Protocol Buffers
5 1 (2.13%) WebRTC
Miscellaneous
1 9 (19.15%) Streaming Video
2 8 (17.02%) MPEG
3 7 (14.89%) Mobile App
4 3 (6.38%) Data Centre
5 1 (2.13%) CCTV
5 1 (2.13%) Field-Programmable Gate Array
5 1 (2.13%) IVR
5 1 (2.13%) Streaming Media
5 1 (2.13%) VHDL
5 1 (2.13%) Video on Demand
Operating Systems
1 23 (48.94%) Linux
2 9 (19.15%) Android
2 9 (19.15%) Apple iOS
3 3 (6.38%) Windows
3 3 (6.38%) Windows Server
3 3 (6.38%) Windows Server 2012
4 1 (2.13%) Unix
4 1 (2.13%) Windows 10
4 1 (2.13%) Windows 8
4 1 (2.13%) Windows Server 2003
4 1 (2.13%) Windows Server 2008
4 1 (2.13%) Windows XP
Processes & Methodologies
1 23 (48.94%) Software Engineering
2 22 (46.81%) Cross-Platform Development
2 22 (46.81%) OO
3 12 (25.53%) Multithreading
4 10 (21.28%) Agile Software Development
4 10 (21.28%) High Availability
5 8 (17.02%) Pair Programming
6 7 (14.89%) Automated Testing
6 7 (14.89%) Continuous Integration
6 7 (14.89%) Kanban
6 7 (14.89%) Scrum
6 7 (14.89%) TDD
7 5 (10.64%) E-Commerce
8 2 (4.26%) Continuous Improvement
8 2 (4.26%) Data Management
8 2 (4.26%) Network Monitoring
8 2 (4.26%) Root Cause Analysis
9 1 (2.13%) ITIL
9 1 (2.13%) Performance Management
9 1 (2.13%) Waterfall
Programming Languages
1 22 (46.81%) C++
2 9 (19.15%) Java
3 7 (14.89%) JavaScript
4 2 (4.26%) C
5 1 (2.13%) Python
5 1 (2.13%) SQL
Qualifications
1 2 (4.26%) Degree
1 2 (4.26%) Microsoft Certification
2 1 (2.13%) SC Cleared
2 1 (2.13%) Security Cleared
System Software
1 2 (4.26%) Active Directory
1 2 (4.26%) Hyper-V
2 1 (2.13%) Firmware
Vendors
1 29 (61.70%) Cisco
2 9 (19.15%) Brightcove
3 3 (6.38%) Avaya
4 2 (4.26%) Acme Packet
4 2 (4.26%) CheckPoint
4 2 (4.26%) F5
4 2 (4.26%) Fortinet
4 2 (4.26%) Genesys
4 2 (4.26%) Juniper
4 2 (4.26%) Microsoft
4 2 (4.26%) Oracle
4 2 (4.26%) SAP
4 2 (4.26%) Sonus
5 1 (2.13%) BMC
5 1 (2.13%) Hyperion
5 1 (2.13%) ServiceNow
5 1 (2.13%) Tandberg
5 1 (2.13%) Xilinx
Camberley, Surrey
Spectrum IT Recruitment (South) Ltd
Rate: £40 - £50 per hour
Posted: 3 days ago