The table below looks at the statistics for RTP skills in IT contracts advertised for the West Midlands region. Included is a guide to the contractor rates offered in IT contracts that have cited RTP over the 3 months to 22 January 2017 with a comparison to the same period over the previous 2 years.

Note that daily contractor rates and hourly contractor rates are treated separately. When calculating average contractor rates, daily rates are not derived from quoted hourly rates or vice versa.

3 months to
22 Jan 2017
Same period 2016 Same period 2015
Real-Time Transport Protocol (RTP)
England / West Midlands
Rank - 119 112
Contract jobs citing RTP 0 1 1
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the West Midlands - 0.041% 0.047%
As % of the Communications & Networking category - 0.37% 0.33%
Number of daily rates quoted 0 1 1
Median daily rate - £550 £450
Median daily rate % change year-on-year
- +22.22%
UK excluding London median daily rate £363 £440 £363
% change year-on-year
-17.61% +21.37%
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 0 0
Median hourly rate - - -
UK excluding London median hourly rate £41.00 £40.00 -
% change year-on-year
+2.50% -

The following table is for comparison with the above and provides statistics for the entire Communications & Networking category in contract jobs advertised in the West Midlands region.

Communications & Networking Category
West Midlands
Contract IT job ads with a match in the
Communications & Networking category
322 270 302
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the West Midlands 13.65% 11.07% 14.25%
Number of daily rates quoted 159 129 138
Median daily rate £375 £350 £313
Median daily rate % change year-on-year
+7.14% +12.00%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £265 £155 £175
10% offered a daily rate of more than £525 £475 £450
UK excluding London median daily rate £370 £365 £350
% change year-on-year
+1.36% +4.28%
Number of hourly rates quoted 14 21 42
Median hourly rate £14.00 £18.00 £26.00
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year
-22.22% -30.76%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £10.50 £12.00 £12.00
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £40.00 £32.00 £39.00
UK excluding London median hourly rate £25.00 £29.00 £24.00
% change year-on-year
-13.79% +20.83%

RTP
Jobs Demand Trend in the West Midlands

The demand trend of contract jobs across the West Midlands region citing RTP as a proportion of all IT contracts with a match in the Communications & Networking category.

RTP Jobs Demand Trend in the West Midlands

RTP
Daily Rate Trend in the West Midlands

This chart provides the 3-month moving average for daily rates quoted in IT contract jobs citing RTP across the West Midlands region.

RTP Daily Rate Trend in the West Midlands