The table below looks at the statistics for GPON skills in IT contracts advertised across the UK. Included is a guide to the average contractor rates offered in IT contracts that have cited GPON over the 3 months to 21 April 2015 with a comparison to the same period in 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.

Location
3 months to
21 Apr 2015
Same period 2014 Same period 2013
Gigabit-Capable Passive Optical Network (G-PON)
Rank 584 603 547
Rank change year-on-year
+19 -56
Contract jobs citing GPON 18 1 1
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the UK 0.032% 0.002% 0.002%
As % of the Communications & Networking category 0.22% 0.014% 0.014%
Number of daily rates quoted 16 0 0
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£290 - -
UK excluding London average daily rate £290 - -
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 1 0
Average hourly rate - £37.50 -
UK excluding London average hourly rate - £37.50 -

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

Communications & Networking Category
UK
Contract IT job ads with a match in the
Communications & Networking category
8203 7310 7294
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the UK 14.65% 13.01% 15.28%
Number of daily rates quoted 4494 3848 3626
Average daily rate £350 £360 £348
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
-2.77% +3.59%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £203 £200 £190
10% offered a daily rate of more than £500 £500 £500
UK excluding London average daily rate £340 £338 £310
% change year-on-year
+0.74% +8.87%
Number of hourly rates quoted 442 421 573
Average hourly rate £28.75 £20.00 £22.50
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
+43.75% -11.11%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £12.60 £12.50 £12.50
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £45.00 £45.00 £42.50
UK excluding London average hourly rate £30.00 £20.50 £22.50
% change year-on-year
+46.34% -8.88%

GPON
Jobs Demand Trend

This chart provides the 3-month moving total of IT contractor jobs citing GPON within the UK as a proportion of the total demand within the Communications & Networking category.

GPON Jobs Demand Trend in the UK

GPON
Daily Rate Trend

This chart provides the 3-month moving average for daily rates quoted in IT contract jobs citing GPON within the UK.

GPON Daily Rate Trend in the UK

GPON
Top 9 Contract Locations

The table below looks at the demand and provides a guide to the average contractor rates quoted in IT jobs citing GPON within the UK over the 3 months to 21 April 2015. The 'Rank Change' column provides an indication of the change in demand within each location based on the same 3 month period last year.

Location
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Rank Change
on Same Period
Last Year
Matching
Contract
IT Job Ads
Average
Daily Rate
Last 3 Months
Average Daily Rate
% Change
on Same Period
Last Year
Live
Job
Vacancies
England - 18 £290 - 1
South East - 16 £290 -
Berkshire - 16 £290 -
Newbury - 11 £290 -
London - 2 - -
Manchester - - - - 1
Brentford - - - -
City of London - - - -
North West - - - - 1

GPON
Top 30 Related IT Skills

For the 6 months to 21 April 2015, IT contractor jobs within the UK citing GPON also mentioned the following IT skills in order of popularity. The figures indicate the number of jobs and their proportion against the total number of contract IT job ads sampled that cited GPON.

1 19 (100.00%) Network Planning
2 17 (89.47%) WiMAX
2 17 (89.47%) HSPA
2 17 (89.47%) GPRS
2 17 (89.47%) GSM
2 17 (89.47%) SDH
2 17 (89.47%) UMTS
2 17 (89.47%) CDMA2000
2 17 (89.47%) MPLS
2 17 (89.47%) DSL
2 17 (89.47%) Wi-Fi
2 17 (89.47%) Wireless
2 17 (89.47%) Telecoms
3 16 (84.21%) Ericsson
4 15 (78.95%) LTE
4 15 (78.95%) Radio Access Network
5 14 (73.68%) 4G
6 13 (68.42%) VoLTE
6 13 (68.42%) C
7 12 (63.16%) Huawei
8 3 (15.79%) Actix
8 3 (15.79%) 3G
9 2 (10.53%) Performance Management
9 2 (10.53%) Nokia Solutions and Networks
9 2 (10.53%) Statistics
9 2 (10.53%) RNC
9 2 (10.53%) MS PowerPoint
9 2 (10.53%) Broadband
9 2 (10.53%) CDMA
9 2 (10.53%) Mapinfo

GPON
Top Related IT Skills by Category

For the 6 months to 21 April 2015, IT contractor jobs within the UK citing GPON also mentioned the following IT skills grouped by category. The figures indicate the number of jobs and their proportion against the total number of contract IT job ads sampled that cited GPON. Up to 20 skills are shown per category.

Applications
1 2 (10.53%) MS PowerPoint
Communications & Networking
1 17 (89.47%) GPRS
1 17 (89.47%) GSM
1 17 (89.47%) SDH
1 17 (89.47%) UMTS
1 17 (89.47%) CDMA2000
1 17 (89.47%) MPLS
1 17 (89.47%) DSL
1 17 (89.47%) Wi-Fi
1 17 (89.47%) Wireless
1 17 (89.47%) WiMAX
1 17 (89.47%) HSPA
2 15 (78.95%) LTE
2 15 (78.95%) Radio Access Network
3 14 (73.68%) 4G
4 13 (68.42%) VoLTE
5 3 (15.79%) 3G
6 2 (10.53%) Broadband
6 2 (10.53%) CDMA
6 2 (10.53%) 3GPP
6 2 (10.53%) RNC
General
1 17 (89.47%) Telecoms
2 1 (5.26%) Back Office
Job Titles
1 2 (10.53%) Ericsson Engineer
1 2 (10.53%) Network Planner
2 1 (5.26%) RAN Engineer
2 1 (5.26%) Tester
Miscellaneous
1 2 (10.53%) Statistics
Processes & Methodologies
1 19 (100.00%) Network Planning
2 2 (10.53%) Performance Management
2 2 (10.53%) Performance Analysis
2 2 (10.53%) Project Management
Programming Languages
1 13 (68.42%) C
Qualifications
1 1 (5.26%) Degree
Vendors
1 16 (84.21%) Ericsson
2 12 (63.16%) Huawei
3 3 (15.79%) Actix
4 2 (10.53%) Nokia Solutions and Networks
4 2 (10.53%) Mapinfo