Period
to 16 January 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 16 January 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
16 Jan 2018
Same period 2017 Same period 2016
Rank 843 808 862
Rank change year-on-year -35 +54 -36
Contract jobs citing RTP 32 54 20
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in the UK 0.032% 0.056% 0.019%
As % of the Communications & Networking category 0.24% 0.37% 0.13%
Number of daily rates quoted 9 16 8
UK median daily rate £460 £549 £369
Median daily rate % change year-on-year -16.17% +48.81% +1.72%
10th Percentile £346 £371 £285
90th Percentile £538 £575 £555
UK excluding London median daily rate £413 £455 £320
% change year-on-year -9.34% +42.19% -16.07%
Number of hourly rates quoted 1 18 3
UK median hourly rate £50.50 £41.00 £40.00
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year +23.17% +2.50% -
10th Percentile £50.25 £40.35 £37.50
90th Percentile £50.75 £41.50 £42.50
UK excluding London median hourly rate £50.50 £41.00 £40.00
% change year-on-year +23.17% +2.50% -

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 13,577 14,770 15,142
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in the UK 13.54% 15.29% 14.12%
Number of daily rates quoted 8,382 8,958 8,767
UK median daily rate £400 £400 £400
10th Percentile £181 £213 £213
90th Percentile £588 £575 £550
UK excluding London median daily rate £375 £375 £375
Number of hourly rates quoted 681 749 925
UK median hourly rate £18.70 £22.50 £22.00
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year -16.89% +2.27% +4.76%
10th Percentile £11.00 £11.47 £11.25
90th Percentile £45.00 £49.19 £47.50
UK excluding London median hourly rate £19.00 £22.50 £21.50
% change year-on-year -15.56% +4.65% -4.44%

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 16 January 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 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 6 months to 16 January 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 -32 32 £460 -16.36% 7
UK excluding London -9 22 £413 -9.34% 6
South East -29 20 £413 - 1
London -48 8 £460 -16.36% 3
Midlands - 1 - - 1
East of England - 1 - - 1
West Midlands - 1 - -

For the 6 months to 16 January 2018, 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 24 (75.00%) Linux
2 21 (65.63%) VoIP
3 15 (46.88%) Cisco
4 12 (37.50%) PBX
4 12 (37.50%) DNS
4 12 (37.50%) Windows
4 12 (37.50%) Asterisk PBX
5 11 (34.38%) Windows Server
6 10 (31.25%) Multithreading
6 10 (31.25%) C++
7 9 (28.13%) Telecoms
7 9 (28.13%) LTE
8 8 (25.00%) MGW
8 8 (25.00%) RANAP
8 8 (25.00%) Wireshark
8 8 (25.00%) GGSN
8 8 (25.00%) SGSN
8 8 (25.00%) Boost C++ Libraries
8 8 (25.00%) GCC
8 8 (25.00%) GDB
8 8 (25.00%) Subversion
8 8 (25.00%) Software Engineering
8 8 (25.00%) VPN
8 8 (25.00%) OO
8 8 (25.00%) STL
8 8 (25.00%) UMTS
8 8 (25.00%) GSM
8 8 (25.00%) Cross-Platform Development
8 8 (25.00%) Diameter Protocol
8 8 (25.00%) Trac

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 (9.38%) SharePoint
Communications & Networking
1 21 (65.63%) VoIP
2 12 (37.50%) Asterisk PBX
2 12 (37.50%) DNS
2 12 (37.50%) PBX
3 9 (28.13%) LTE
4 8 (25.00%) Diameter Protocol
4 8 (25.00%) GGSN
4 8 (25.00%) GSM
4 8 (25.00%) MGW
4 8 (25.00%) RANAP
4 8 (25.00%) SGSN
4 8 (25.00%) UMTS
4 8 (25.00%) VPN
4 8 (25.00%) Wireshark
5 7 (21.88%) HTTP
6 5 (15.63%) HTTPS
6 5 (15.63%) IPsec
7 4 (12.50%) CTI
7 4 (12.50%) LDAP
7 4 (12.50%) SSH
Database & Business Intelligence
1 2 (6.25%) Big Data
1 2 (6.25%) RDBMS
1 2 (6.25%) Relational Database
Development Applications
1 8 (25.00%) GCC
1 8 (25.00%) GDB
1 8 (25.00%) Subversion
1 8 (25.00%) Trac
2 4 (12.50%) JIRA
3 1 (3.13%) Git (software)
3 1 (3.13%) webpack
General
1 9 (28.13%) Telecoms
2 4 (12.50%) Finance
3 3 (9.38%) Back Office
4 1 (3.13%) Electronics
4 1 (3.13%) Manufacturing
4 1 (3.13%) Marketing
Job Titles
1 8 (25.00%) C++ Software Engineer
1 8 (25.00%) Software Engineer
1 8 (25.00%) Telecoms Engineer
1 8 (25.00%) Telecoms Software Engineer
2 7 (21.88%) Infrastructure Engineer
3 5 (15.63%) Architect
3 5 (15.63%) Developer
4 4 (12.50%) Platform Architect
5 3 (9.38%) Analyst
5 3 (9.38%) Configuration Manager
5 3 (9.38%) Integration Analyst
5 3 (9.38%) Technical Architect
6 2 (6.25%) Oracle Developer
7 1 (3.13%) C++ Developer
7 1 (3.13%) C++ Software Developer
7 1 (3.13%) Integration Test Analyst
7 1 (3.13%) Project Analyst
7 1 (3.13%) Python Developer
7 1 (3.13%) Test Engineer
7 1 (3.13%) Wireless Engineer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 8 (25.00%) Boost C++ Libraries
1 8 (25.00%) STL
2 7 (21.88%) XMPP
3 4 (12.50%) JTAPI
3 4 (12.50%) RFC 2833
3 4 (12.50%) TAPI
3 4 (12.50%) Web Services
4 2 (6.25%) Middleware
5 1 (3.13%) CSS
5 1 (3.13%) Django
5 1 (3.13%) Flask
5 1 (3.13%) HTML
5 1 (3.13%) HTML5
5 1 (3.13%) jQuery
5 1 (3.13%) LAMP
5 1 (3.13%) Qt
5 1 (3.13%) Qt Quick
5 1 (3.13%) React
5 1 (3.13%) RESTful
5 1 (3.13%) WebRTC
Miscellaneous
1 7 (21.88%) Data Centre
1 7 (21.88%) PKI
2 2 (6.25%) Management Information System
3 1 (3.13%) Analytical Skills
3 1 (3.13%) Computer Science
3 1 (3.13%) Video\Live Streaming
Operating Systems
1 24 (75.00%) Linux
2 12 (37.50%) Windows
3 11 (34.38%) Windows Server
4 4 (12.50%) Debian
4 4 (12.50%) Fedora
4 4 (12.50%) Ubuntu
4 4 (12.50%) Windows Server 2012
5 2 (6.25%) Unix
6 1 (3.13%) Solaris
6 1 (3.13%) VxWorks
Processes & Methodologies
1 10 (31.25%) Multithreading
2 8 (25.00%) Cross-Platform Development
2 8 (25.00%) OO
2 8 (25.00%) Software Engineering
3 7 (21.88%) B2B
3 7 (21.88%) Mobile Device Management
4 5 (15.63%) Presales
5 4 (12.50%) Process Management
6 3 (9.38%) Migration
6 3 (9.38%) Release Management
7 2 (6.25%) Agile Software Development
7 2 (6.25%) Continuous Delivery
7 2 (6.25%) CRM
7 2 (6.25%) Dependency Management
7 2 (6.25%) Document Management
7 2 (6.25%) ITIL
7 2 (6.25%) Performance Tuning
7 2 (6.25%) Software Delivery
8 1 (3.13%) Coaching
8 1 (3.13%) Test Planning
Programming Languages
1 10 (31.25%) C++
2 3 (9.38%) Python
3 2 (6.25%) Bash Shell
3 2 (6.25%) JavaScript
3 2 (6.25%) PL/SQL
3 2 (6.25%) Shell Script
3 2 (6.25%) SQL
4 1 (3.13%) C#
4 1 (3.13%) TypeScript
Qualifications
1 6 (18.75%) Security Cleared
2 3 (9.38%) DV Cleared
3 1 (3.13%) Degree
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 4 (12.50%) ISO/IEC 27001
1 4 (12.50%) PA-DSS
1 4 (12.50%) PCI DSS
2 3 (9.38%) PMO
System Software
1 7 (21.88%) FreeRADIUS
2 4 (12.50%) VMware ESXi
2 4 (12.50%) VMware Infrastructure
Systems Management
1 4 (12.50%) vCenter Server
Vendors
1 15 (46.88%) Cisco
2 7 (21.88%) Apple
3 5 (15.63%) VMware
4 4 (12.50%) Citrix
4 4 (12.50%) Red Hat
5 2 (6.25%) Oracle
6 1 (3.13%) Juniper
6 1 (3.13%) Mitel
6 1 (3.13%) SAP
6 1 (3.13%) Sun