The following table provides summary statistics for contract job vacancies advertised in the West Midlands 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 25 April 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)
England / West Midlands
3 months to
25 Apr 2017
Same period 2016 Same period 2015
Rank - 132 -
Contract jobs citing RTP 0 1 0
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in the West Midlands - 0.035% -
As % of the Communications & Networking category - 0.29% -
Number of daily rates quoted 0 1 0
Median daily rate - £500 -
UK excluding London median daily rate - £450 £310
% change year-on-year - +45.16%  
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 0 0
Median hourly rate - - -
UK excluding London median hourly rate £45.00 £42.50 -
% change year-on-year +5.88% -  

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 advertised in the West Midlands with a requirement for communications and computer networking skills.

Contract Communications & Computer Network Skills
West Midlands
Contract job vacancies with a requirement for communications and computer networking skills 268 348 429
As % of all contract IT job vacancies advertised in the West Midlands 12.33% 12.19% 15.57%
Number of daily rates quoted 141 166 227
Median daily rate £400 £375 £345
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +6.66% +8.69%  
90% offered a daily rate of more than £160 £210 £255
10% offered a daily rate of more than £516 £500 £495
UK excluding London median daily rate £380 £363 £340
% change year-on-year +4.82% +6.61%  
Number of hourly rates quoted 21 17 43
Median hourly rate £15.50 £14.50 £26.00
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year +6.89% -44.23%  
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £10.65 £11.10 £10.20
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £43.80 £26.00 £40.00
UK excluding London median hourly rate £25.00 £35.00 £30.00
% change year-on-year -28.57% +16.66%  

RTP
Job Vacancy Trend in the West Midlands

The job posting trend of jobs advertised in the West Midlands 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 West Midlands

RTP
Contractor Daily Rate Trend in the West Midlands

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

Contractor daily rate trend for RTP in the West Midlands