Period
to 20 July 2018

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 July 2018 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 Jul 2018
Same period 2017 Same period 2016
Rank 878 826 886
Rank change year-on-year -52 +60 -45
Contract jobs citing RTP 23 25 29
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in the UK 0.022% 0.026% 0.026%
As % of the Communications & Networking category 0.17% 0.19% 0.17%
Number of daily rates quoted 14 6 7
UK median daily rate £400 £363 £450
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +10.34% -19.44% +40.63%
10th Percentile £288 £331 £395
90th Percentile £438 £525 £520
UK excluding London median daily rate £400 - £450
Number of hourly rates quoted 3 2 6
UK median hourly rate £42.50 £45.00 £42.50
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year -5.56% +5.88% +6.25%
10th Percentile £41.25 £42.50 £37.50
90th Percentile £43.75 £47.50 £48.75
UK excluding London median hourly rate £42.50 £45.00 £42.50
% change year-on-year -5.56% +5.88% -

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 13,822 13,011 16,966
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in the UK 13.27% 13.66% 15.41%
Number of daily rates quoted 8,490 7,819 10,276
UK median daily rate £425 £410 £400
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +3.66% +2.50% +6.67%
10th Percentile £203 £204 £224
90th Percentile £600 £575 £575
UK excluding London median daily rate £395 £385 £375
% change year-on-year +2.60% +2.67% +7.14%
Number of hourly rates quoted 776 767 788
UK median hourly rate £20.00 £19.50 £25.00
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year +2.56% -22.00% +21.65%
10th Percentile £12.20 £11.25 £11.25
90th Percentile £47.50 £50.00 £47.50
UK excluding London median hourly rate £20.00 £19.00 £25.00
% change year-on-year +5.26% -24.00% +19.05%

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 July 2018.

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 9 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 July 2018. 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 -27 23 £400 +10.34% 11
UK excluding London -36 15 £400 - 9
South East -24 10 £400 - 4
London -48 8 £420 +15.86% 2
North West - 2 £431 - 1
East of England - 2 £375 - 4
North of England - 2 £431 - 1
Midlands -15 1 - -
West Midlands -28 1 - -

For the 6 months to 20 July 2018, IT contractor jobs citing RTP also mentioned the following skills in order of popularity. The figures indicate the absolute number co-occurrences and as a proportion of all contract job ads with a requirement for RTP.

1 18 (78.26%) Cisco
2 15 (65.22%) Cisco Certification
3 13 (56.52%) CCNP
4 12 (52.17%) Firewall
5 11 (47.83%) BGP
6 10 (43.48%) CCNA
6 10 (43.48%) Root Cause Analysis
7 9 (39.13%) OSPF
8 8 (34.78%) SNMP
8 8 (34.78%) VPN
9 7 (30.43%) CCIE
10 6 (26.09%) MGCP
10 6 (26.09%) MPLS
10 6 (26.09%) SCCP
10 6 (26.09%) H.323
10 6 (26.09%) Data Centre
11 5 (21.74%) HSRP
11 5 (21.74%) Network Monitoring
11 5 (21.74%) CheckPoint
11 5 (21.74%) EIGRP
11 5 (21.74%) DNS
11 5 (21.74%) VoIP
11 5 (21.74%) LAN
11 5 (21.74%) DHCP
11 5 (21.74%) Microsoft Excel
11 5 (21.74%) Cisco UCCX
11 5 (21.74%) Cisco CUCM
11 5 (21.74%) F5
12 4 (17.39%) Wireshark
12 4 (17.39%) Problem Management

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 (13.04%) SharePoint
2 2 (8.70%) CMS
3 1 (4.35%) Confluence
Applications
1 5 (21.74%) Microsoft Excel
2 3 (13.04%) MS Visio
3 1 (4.35%) Microsoft Office
3 1 (4.35%) Microsoft Project
Cloud Services
1 2 (8.70%) Amazon AWS
Communications & Networking
1 12 (52.17%) Firewall
2 11 (47.83%) BGP
3 9 (39.13%) OSPF
4 8 (34.78%) SNMP
4 8 (34.78%) VPN
5 6 (26.09%) H.323
5 6 (26.09%) MGCP
5 6 (26.09%) MPLS
5 6 (26.09%) SCCP
6 5 (21.74%) DHCP
6 5 (21.74%) DNS
6 5 (21.74%) EIGRP
6 5 (21.74%) HSRP
6 5 (21.74%) LAN
6 5 (21.74%) VoIP
7 4 (17.39%) Ethernet
7 4 (17.39%) F5 BIG-IP LTM
7 4 (17.39%) Wireshark
7 4 (17.39%) WLAN
8 3 (13.04%) SGSN
Database & Business Intelligence
1 4 (17.39%) SQL Server
2 2 (8.70%) MySQL
Development Applications
1 3 (13.04%) GCC
1 3 (13.04%) GDB
1 3 (13.04%) JIRA
1 3 (13.04%) Subversion
1 3 (13.04%) Trac
2 2 (8.70%) Eclipse
3 1 (4.35%) Sonatype Nexus
General
1 3 (13.04%) Finance
1 3 (13.04%) Telecoms
Job Titles
1 6 (26.09%) Network Engineer
2 5 (21.74%) Cisco Engineer
2 5 (21.74%) Developer
3 4 (17.39%) Consultant
3 4 (17.39%) Unified Communications Engineer
4 3 (13.04%) C++ Developer
4 3 (13.04%) C++ Software Developer
4 3 (13.04%) Network Consultant
4 3 (13.04%) Network Support
4 3 (13.04%) Software Developer
4 3 (13.04%) Support Engineer
5 2 (8.70%) Analyst
5 2 (8.70%) Cisco Support
5 2 (8.70%) Java Developer
5 2 (8.70%) Network Support Engineer
5 2 (8.70%) Project Engineer
6 1 (4.35%) Cisco Analyst
6 1 (4.35%) Senior Cisco Engineer
6 1 (4.35%) Senior Developer
6 1 (4.35%) Support Analyst
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 3 (13.04%) Boost C++ Libraries
1 3 (13.04%) STL
2 2 (8.70%) Drools
Miscellaneous
1 6 (26.09%) Data Centre
2 4 (17.39%) Video Conferencing
Operating Systems
1 3 (13.04%) Linux
Processes & Methodologies
1 10 (43.48%) Root Cause Analysis
2 5 (21.74%) Network Monitoring
3 4 (17.39%) Problem Management
4 3 (13.04%) Cross-Platform Development
4 3 (13.04%) High Availability
4 3 (13.04%) OO
4 3 (13.04%) Software Engineering
5 2 (8.70%) Capacity Planning
5 2 (8.70%) Change Management
5 2 (8.70%) Configuration Management
5 2 (8.70%) Continuous Improvement
5 2 (8.70%) Deep Packet Inspection
5 2 (8.70%) DevOps
5 2 (8.70%) Infrastructure Management
5 2 (8.70%) Infrastructure Monitoring
5 2 (8.70%) Mentoring
5 2 (8.70%) Network Management
5 2 (8.70%) Predictive Modelling
5 2 (8.70%) Proactive Monitoring
5 2 (8.70%) Process Improvement
Programming Languages
1 4 (17.39%) Java
2 3 (13.04%) C++
3 2 (8.70%) PHP
3 2 (8.70%) SQL
Qualifications
1 15 (65.22%) Cisco Certification
2 13 (56.52%) CCNP
3 10 (43.48%) CCNA
4 7 (30.43%) CCIE
5 4 (17.39%) CCNP Voice
6 2 (8.70%) CCIE Collaboration
6 2 (8.70%) Microsoft Certification
7 1 (4.35%) SC Cleared
7 1 (4.35%) Security Cleared
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 2 (8.70%) PCI DSS
1 2 (8.70%) QA
2 1 (4.35%) PMO
2 1 (4.35%) RMADS
2 1 (4.35%) SLA
System Software
1 2 (8.70%) VMware Infrastructure
Systems Management
1 5 (21.74%) Cisco CUCM
1 5 (21.74%) Cisco UCCX
2 2 (8.70%) Cisco CME
2 2 (8.70%) SolarWinds Orion
2 2 (8.70%) vCenter Server
Vendors
1 18 (78.26%) Cisco
2 5 (21.74%) CheckPoint
2 5 (21.74%) F5
3 4 (17.39%) Microsoft
3 4 (17.39%) Red Box
4 3 (13.04%) Avaya
4 3 (13.04%) Fortinet
4 3 (13.04%) Juniper
5 2 (8.70%) CyberTech
5 2 (8.70%) SolarWinds
5 2 (8.70%) Splunk
5 2 (8.70%) Verint
5 2 (8.70%) VMware
6 1 (4.35%) Citrix