The global RPO market was $5.4 billion in 2018, up 13% from 2017 and 27% from 2016, according to the 2019 RPO Global Landscape report by Staffing Industry Analysts.

Approximately 22% of the 2018 market was derived from blended MSP/RPO contracts, with another 16% of the market represented by RPO contracts where the provider also delivers MSP under a separate contract.

The increase in the number of blended contracts from previous years is reflected in the level of investment in total talent solutions reported by participants in the report survey. Although a number of HR outsourcing providers offer RPO services as part of broader HR outsourcing arrangements, the companies represented in this study offer RPO (along with MSP) as their primary service, and within this market, RPO blended with HRO represents less than 1% of the market. The RPO Global Landscape 2019 report is available to CWS Council members.