Period
to 17 January 2019

The following table provides summary statistics for contract job vacancies advertised in the East of England with a requirement for 5G skills. Included is a benchmarking guide to the contractor rates offered in vacancies that have cited 5G over the 6 months to 17 January 2019 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.

5G
England > East of England
6 months to
17 Jan 2019
Same period 2018 Same period 2017
Rank 162 206 -
Rank change year-on-year +44 - -
Contract jobs citing 5G 33 1 0
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in the East of England 0.73% 0.021% -
As % of the Communications & Networking category 3.85% 0.12% -
Number of daily rates quoted 13 0 0
East of England median daily rate £400 - -
England median daily rate £400 £400 £500
% change year-on-year - -20.00% +81.82%
Number of hourly rates quoted 2 0 0
East of England median hourly rate £45.75 - -
England median hourly rate £43.00 £24.99 -
% change year-on-year +72.07% - -

5G 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 advertised in the East of England with a requirement for communications or computer networking skills.

All Communications and Computer Networking Skills
East of England
Contract vacancies with a requirement for communications or computer networking skills 857 808 798
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in the East of England 19.00% 16.85% 17.55%
Number of daily rates quoted 410 407 416
East of England median daily rate £388 £363 £350
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +6.90% +3.57% -6.67%
10th Percentile £194 £151 £188
90th Percentile £550 £552 £544
England median daily rate £425 £410 £402
% change year-on-year +3.66% +2.12% +0.38%
Number of hourly rates quoted 57 102 57
East of England median hourly rate £16.50 £29.75 £34.62
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year -44.54% -14.07% +15.40%
10th Percentile £12.25 £12.10 £14.05
90th Percentile £53.15 £49.25 £44.60
England median hourly rate £18.76 £18.70 £22.50
% change year-on-year +0.32% -16.89% +2.27%

5G
Job Vacancy Trend in the East of England

Job postings citing 5G as a percentage of all IT jobs advertised in the East of England.

Job vacancy trend for 5G in the East of England

5G
Contractor Daily Rate Trend in the East of England

This chart provides the 3-month moving average for daily rates quoted in contract jobs citing 5G in the East of England.

Contractor daily rate trend for 5G in the East of England

5G
Contract Job Locations in the East of England

The table below looks at the demand and provides a guide to the median contractor rates quoted in IT jobs citing 5G within the East of England region over the 6 months to 17 January 2019. 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
Hertfordshire +34 32 £400 - 1
Cambridgeshire - 1 £410 - 10
5G
England

For the 6 months to 17 January 2019, IT contractor jobs citing 5G also mentioned the following skills in order of popularity. The figures indicate the absolute number co-occurrences and as a proportion of all contract job ads across the East of England region with a requirement for 5G.

1 22 (66.67%) LTE
2 19 (57.58%) 4G
3 14 (42.42%) 3G
3 14 (42.42%) Telecoms
4 11 (33.33%) Wireless
4 11 (33.33%) 3GPP
5 9 (27.27%) 2G
6 8 (24.24%) Software Engineering
7 7 (21.21%) C
7 7 (21.21%) C++
8 6 (18.18%) Python
8 6 (18.18%) ClearCase
8 6 (18.18%) GSM
8 6 (18.18%) WCDMA
8 6 (18.18%) Embedded C++
8 6 (18.18%) NAS
8 6 (18.18%) Test Automation
9 5 (15.15%) Git (software)
9 5 (15.15%) Radio Access Network
9 5 (15.15%) UTRAN
9 5 (15.15%) Perforce
9 5 (15.15%) Embedded C
10 4 (12.12%) MATLAB
10 4 (12.12%) Nokia
10 4 (12.12%) Linux
10 4 (12.12%) High Availability
10 4 (12.12%) HSPA
10 4 (12.12%) Wireshark
10 4 (12.12%) Huawei
10 4 (12.12%) Continuous Integration

5G
Co-occurring IT Skills in the East of England 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:

Applications
1 2 (6.06%) Microsoft Office
1 2 (6.06%) Microsoft Project
Communications & Networking
1 22 (66.67%) LTE
2 19 (57.58%) 4G
3 14 (42.42%) 3G
4 11 (33.33%) 3GPP
4 11 (33.33%) Wireless
5 9 (27.27%) 2G
6 6 (18.18%) GSM
6 6 (18.18%) NAS
6 6 (18.18%) WCDMA
7 5 (15.15%) Radio Access Network
7 5 (15.15%) UTRAN
8 4 (12.12%) HSPA
8 4 (12.12%) Wireshark
9 3 (9.09%) BGP
10 2 (6.06%) 2.5G
10 2 (6.06%) GGSN
10 2 (6.06%) MPLS
10 2 (6.06%) OSPF
10 2 (6.06%) SGSN
10 2 (6.06%) TCP/IP
Development Applications
1 6 (18.18%) ClearCase
2 5 (15.15%) Git (software)
3 3 (9.09%) ClearQuest
3 3 (9.09%) JIRA
4 2 (6.06%) Jenkins
4 2 (6.06%) TeamCity
General
1 14 (42.42%) Telecoms
2 3 (9.09%) Aerospace
2 3 (9.09%) Manufacturing
3 1 (3.03%) Marketing
Job Titles
1 6 (18.18%) Protocol Stack Engineer
2 5 (15.15%) RAN Engineer
3 3 (9.09%) Embedded Engineer
3 3 (9.09%) Mobile Engineer
3 3 (9.09%) Test Engineer
4 2 (6.06%) 4G Engineer
4 2 (6.06%) Embedded C++ Engineer
4 2 (6.06%) Project Manager
4 2 (6.06%) Software Engineer
4 2 (6.06%) Systems Engineer
4 2 (6.06%) VHDL Engineer
5 1 (3.03%) C/C++ Software Engineer
5 1 (3.03%) Designer
5 1 (3.03%) Embedded Software Engineer
5 1 (3.03%) Network Designer
5 1 (3.03%) Radio Network Engineer
5 1 (3.03%) Rollout Manager
5 1 (3.03%) Rollout Project Manager
5 1 (3.03%) Senior DSP Engineer
5 1 (3.03%) Telecoms Manager
Miscellaneous
1 2 (6.06%) Field-Programmable Gate Array
1 2 (6.06%) PMI
1 2 (6.06%) Self-Motivation
1 2 (6.06%) VHDL
2 1 (3.03%) Data Centre
2 1 (3.03%) Machine to Machine
2 1 (3.03%) Smart Meter
Operating Systems
1 4 (12.12%) Linux
2 1 (3.03%) Unix
2 1 (3.03%) VxWorks
Processes & Methodologies
1 8 (24.24%) Software Engineering
2 6 (18.18%) Test Automation
3 4 (12.12%) Continuous Integration
3 4 (12.12%) High Availability
4 3 (9.09%) Configuration Management
4 3 (9.09%) Network Design
4 3 (9.09%) Test Scripting
4 3 (9.09%) Validation
5 2 (6.06%) Agile Software Development
5 2 (6.06%) Capacity Planning
5 2 (6.06%) Component Testing
5 2 (6.06%) Feature Driven Development
5 2 (6.06%) FPGA Design
5 2 (6.06%) Integration Testing
5 2 (6.06%) Network Management
5 2 (6.06%) PRINCE2
5 2 (6.06%) TDD
6 1 (3.03%) Change Control
6 1 (3.03%) Problem-Solving
6 1 (3.03%) Test Strategy
Programming Languages
1 7 (21.21%) C
1 7 (21.21%) C++
2 6 (18.18%) Embedded C++
2 6 (18.18%) Python
3 5 (15.15%) Embedded C
4 4 (12.12%) MATLAB
Qualifications
1 3 (9.09%) Degree
2 2 (6.06%) PMI Certification
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 1 (3.03%) ISO 9001
1 1 (3.03%) ISO/IEC 27001
Vendors
1 5 (15.15%) Perforce
2 4 (12.12%) Actix
2 4 (12.12%) Huawei
2 4 (12.12%) Nokia
3 2 (6.06%) Microsoft
4 1 (3.03%) Cisco
4 1 (3.03%) F5
4 1 (3.03%) Fortinet
4 1 (3.03%) Xilinx