Period
to 20 November 2017

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 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 Transport Protocol (RTP)
UK
6 months to
20 Nov 2017
Same period 2016 Same period 2015
Rank 841 848 871
Rank change year-on-year +7 +23 -14
Contract jobs citing RTP 38 40 15
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in the UK 0.037% 0.038% 0.013%
As % of the Communications & Networking category 0.27% 0.25% 0.094%
Number of daily rates quoted 8 9 9
UK median daily rate £460 £450 £400
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +2.22% +12.50% +3.23%
10th Percentile £344 £377 £290
90th Percentile £550 £595 £500
UK excluding London median daily rate £413 £548 £310
% change year-on-year -24.66% +76.61% -15.93%
Number of hourly rates quoted 1 16 0
UK median hourly rate £50.50 £41.00 -
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year +23.17% - -
UK excluding London median hourly rate £50.50 £41.00 -
% change year-on-year +23.17% - -

RTP 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%

RTP
Job Vacancy Trend

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

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 6 months to 20 November 2017.

Contractor daily rate histogram 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 6 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 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 +26 37 £460 +2.22% 9
UK excluding London +41 28 £413 -24.66% 8
South East +8 22 £413 - 5
London -22 8 £460 +2.22% 2
Midlands - 6 - - 2
West Midlands - 6 - - 2

For the 6 months to 20 November 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 28 (73.68%) VoIP
2 25 (65.79%) Linux
3 22 (57.89%) Cisco
4 14 (36.84%) PBX
4 14 (36.84%) Asterisk PBX
5 13 (34.21%) Windows
6 12 (31.58%) C++
6 12 (31.58%) Multithreading
7 11 (28.95%) Telecoms
7 11 (28.95%) HTTP
7 11 (28.95%) DNS
7 11 (28.95%) Windows Server
8 10 (26.32%) Presales
8 10 (26.32%) Cross-Platform Development
8 10 (26.32%) Diameter Protocol
8 10 (26.32%) Trac
8 10 (26.32%) Boost C++ Libraries
8 10 (26.32%) HTTPS
8 10 (26.32%) UMTS
8 10 (26.32%) GSM
8 10 (26.32%) OO
8 10 (26.32%) STL
8 10 (26.32%) VMware
8 10 (26.32%) Subversion
8 10 (26.32%) Software Engineering
8 10 (26.32%) RANAP
8 10 (26.32%) Wireshark
8 10 (26.32%) GGSN
8 10 (26.32%) SGSN
8 10 (26.32%) LTE

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:

Application Platforms
1 3 (7.89%) SharePoint
Communications & Networking
1 28 (73.68%) VoIP
2 14 (36.84%) Asterisk PBX
2 14 (36.84%) PBX
3 11 (28.95%) DNS
3 11 (28.95%) HTTP
4 10 (26.32%) Diameter Protocol
4 10 (26.32%) GGSN
4 10 (26.32%) GSM
4 10 (26.32%) HTTPS
4 10 (26.32%) LTE
4 10 (26.32%) MGW
4 10 (26.32%) RANAP
4 10 (26.32%) SGSN
4 10 (26.32%) UMTS
4 10 (26.32%) Wireshark
5 9 (23.68%) VPN
6 8 (21.05%) Firewall
7 6 (15.79%) LAN
7 6 (15.79%) RTCP
8 5 (13.16%) Megaco
Database & Business Intelligence
1 1 (2.63%) Big Data
1 1 (2.63%) RDBMS
1 1 (2.63%) Relational Database
1 1 (2.63%) SQL Server
Development Applications
1 10 (26.32%) GCC
1 10 (26.32%) GDB
1 10 (26.32%) Subversion
1 10 (26.32%) Trac
2 4 (10.53%) JIRA
3 1 (2.63%) Git (software)
3 1 (2.63%) webpack
General
1 11 (28.95%) Telecoms
2 4 (10.53%) Finance
3 3 (7.89%) Back Office
4 1 (2.63%) Electronics
4 1 (2.63%) Manufacturing
4 1 (2.63%) Marketing
Job Titles
1 10 (26.32%) Architect
1 10 (26.32%) C++ Software Engineer
1 10 (26.32%) Software Engineer
1 10 (26.32%) Telecoms Engineer
1 10 (26.32%) Telecoms Software Engineer
2 7 (18.42%) Infrastructure Engineer
3 4 (10.53%) Platform Architect
4 3 (7.89%) Analyst
4 3 (7.89%) Configuration Manager
4 3 (7.89%) Developer
4 3 (7.89%) Integration Analyst
4 3 (7.89%) Technical Architect
5 2 (5.26%) Solutions Architect
6 1 (2.63%) C++ Developer
6 1 (2.63%) C++ Software Developer
6 1 (2.63%) Integration Test Analyst
6 1 (2.63%) Network Engineer
6 1 (2.63%) Oracle Developer
6 1 (2.63%) Project Analyst
6 1 (2.63%) Senior Developer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 10 (26.32%) Boost C++ Libraries
1 10 (26.32%) STL
2 7 (18.42%) XMPP
3 4 (10.53%) JTAPI
3 4 (10.53%) RFC 2833
3 4 (10.53%) TAPI
3 4 (10.53%) Web Services
4 2 (5.26%) Middleware
5 1 (2.63%) CSS
5 1 (2.63%) CSS3
5 1 (2.63%) HTML
5 1 (2.63%) HTML5
5 1 (2.63%) jQuery
5 1 (2.63%) LAMP
5 1 (2.63%) Node.js
5 1 (2.63%) QML
5 1 (2.63%) Qt
5 1 (2.63%) Qt Quick
5 1 (2.63%) React
5 1 (2.63%) WebRTC
Miscellaneous
1 8 (21.05%) Data Centre
2 7 (18.42%) PKI
3 2 (5.26%) Management Information System
4 1 (2.63%) Analytical Skills
4 1 (2.63%) Computer Science
4 1 (2.63%) Video\Live Streaming
Operating Systems
1 25 (65.79%) Linux
2 13 (34.21%) Windows
3 11 (28.95%) Windows Server
4 4 (10.53%) Debian
4 4 (10.53%) Fedora
4 4 (10.53%) Ubuntu
4 4 (10.53%) Windows Server 2012
5 2 (5.26%) Unix
Processes & Methodologies
1 12 (31.58%) Multithreading
2 10 (26.32%) Cross-Platform Development
2 10 (26.32%) OO
2 10 (26.32%) Presales
2 10 (26.32%) Software Engineering
3 7 (18.42%) B2B
3 7 (18.42%) Mobile Device Management
4 4 (10.53%) Migration
4 4 (10.53%) Process Management
5 3 (7.89%) Release Management
6 2 (5.26%) Agile Software Development
6 2 (5.26%) Continuous Delivery
6 2 (5.26%) CRM
6 2 (5.26%) Customer Requirements
6 2 (5.26%) Dependency Management
6 2 (5.26%) Document Management
6 2 (5.26%) ITIL
6 2 (5.26%) Risk Management
6 2 (5.26%) Software Delivery
6 2 (5.26%) Test Planning
Programming Languages
1 12 (31.58%) C++
2 2 (5.26%) JavaScript
3 1 (2.63%) Bash Shell
3 1 (2.63%) C#
3 1 (2.63%) PL/SQL
3 1 (2.63%) Python
3 1 (2.63%) Shell Script
3 1 (2.63%) SQL
3 1 (2.63%) TypeScript
Qualifications
1 8 (21.05%) Security Cleared
2 3 (7.89%) DV Cleared
3 1 (2.63%) Degree
3 1 (2.63%) SC Cleared
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 4 (10.53%) ISO/IEC 27001
1 4 (10.53%) PA-DSS
1 4 (10.53%) PCI DSS
2 3 (7.89%) PMO
System Software
1 7 (18.42%) FreeRADIUS
2 4 (10.53%) VMware ESXi
2 4 (10.53%) VMware Infrastructure
Systems Management
1 4 (10.53%) vCenter Server
2 1 (2.63%) Tivoli Storage Manager
Vendors
1 22 (57.89%) Cisco
2 10 (26.32%) VMware
3 7 (18.42%) Apple
3 7 (18.42%) Juniper
4 6 (15.79%) Mitel
5 4 (10.53%) Citrix
5 4 (10.53%) Red Hat
6 2 (5.26%) Oracle
7 1 (2.63%) 3PAR
7 1 (2.63%) CheckPoint
7 1 (2.63%) F5
7 1 (2.63%) Fortinet
7 1 (2.63%) NetApp
7 1 (2.63%) SAP