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The following table provides summary statistics for contract job vacancies advertised in 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 27 May 2022 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
UK > England
6 months to
27 May 2022
Same period 2021 Same period 2020
Rank 521 469 456
Rank change year-on-year -52 -13 +281
Contract jobs citing 5G 241 164 153
As % of all contract jobs advertised in England 0.34% 0.35% 0.36%
As % of the Communications & Networking category 3.01% 3.09% 2.74%
Number of daily rates quoted 99 106 57
10th Percentile £305 £329 £205
25th Percentile £400 £363 £300
Median daily rate (50th Percentile) £450 £425 £425
Median % change year-on-year +5.88% - +9.68%
75th Percentile £538 £588 £619
90th Percentile £638 £650 £638
UK median daily rate £438 £425 £413
% change year-on-year +2.94% +3.03% +6.45%
Number of hourly rates quoted 2 2 18
10th Percentile £59.80 £41.75 £16.25
25th Percentile £60.25 £42.50 £19.31
Median hourly rate £63.00 £45.00 £37.50
Median % change year-on-year +40.00% +20.00% -21.05%
75th Percentile £66.25 £47.50 £38.75
90th Percentile £67.00 £48.25 £53.25
UK median hourly rate £63.00 £45.00 £37.50
% change year-on-year +40.00% +20.00% -21.05%

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 England with a requirement for communications or computer networking skills.

All Communications and Computer Networking Skills
England
Contract vacancies with a requirement for communications or computer networking skills 8,002 5,316 5,588
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in England 11.27% 11.31% 13.26%
Number of daily rates quoted 5,286 3,437 3,471
10th Percentile £225 £225 £185
25th Percentile £384 £347 £313
Median daily rate (50th Percentile) £500 £443 £425
Median % change year-on-year +12.99% +4.12% -2.86%
75th Percentile £619 £538 £538
90th Percentile £700 £638 £638
UK median daily rate £500 £450 £425
% change year-on-year +11.11% +5.88% -1.85%
Number of hourly rates quoted 319 247 277
10th Percentile £15.20 £12.48 £13.38
25th Percentile £16.25 £15.00 £15.75
Median hourly rate £23.91 £23.21 £21.00
Median % change year-on-year +3.02% +10.52% +7.69%
75th Percentile £48.48 £50.00 £45.00
90th Percentile £63.25 £60.80 £52.50
UK median hourly rate £27.50 £25.00 £23.50
% change year-on-year +10.00% +6.38% +19.37%

5G
Job Vacancy Trend in England

Job postings citing 5G as a proportion of all IT jobs advertised in England.

Job vacancy trend for 5G in England

5G
Contractor Daily Rate Trend in England

3-month moving average daily rate quoted in jobs citing 5G in England.

Daily rate trend for 5G in England

5G
Daily Rate Histogram in England

Daily rate distribution for jobs citing 5G in England over the 6 months to 27 May 2022.

Daily rate histogram for 5G in England

5G
Contractor Hourly Rate Trend in England

3-month moving average hourly rates quoted in jobs citing 5G in England.

Hourly rate trend for 5G in England

5G
Contract Job Locations in 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 England region over the 6 months to 27 May 2022. 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
Jobs
London -63 94 £475 -5.00% 4
South East -36 73 £425 +7.94% 19
West Midlands -27 16 £496 +183.14%
South West -30 16 £450 +12.50% 7
Midlands -33 16 £496 +93.37%
North West -34 6 £414 - 3
North of England -49 6 £414 -36.35% 4
East of England -28 5 £450 +12.50% 4
5G
UK

For the 6 months to 27 May 2022, 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 England region with a requirement for 5G.

1 129 (53.53%) 4G
2 123 (51.04%) Telecoms
3 101 (41.91%) 3G
4 71 (29.46%) 2G
5 63 (26.14%) Social Skills
6 50 (20.75%) Radio Access Network
7 48 (19.92%) Diameter Protocol
8 40 (16.60%) Ericsson
9 38 (15.77%) Wireless
10 37 (15.35%) Project Management
11 34 (14.11%) LTE
11 34 (14.11%) Project Delivery
12 32 (13.28%) Validation
13 31 (12.86%) Finance
14 30 (12.45%) Agile
14 30 (12.45%) Degree
14 30 (12.45%) 3GPP
14 30 (12.45%) Problem-Solving
15 29 (12.03%) Business Case
16 27 (11.20%) Continuous Improvement
17 26 (10.79%) Wi-Fi
18 23 (9.54%) JIRA
18 23 (9.54%) PMO
19 22 (9.13%) Stakeholder Management
19 22 (9.13%) Billing
20 21 (8.71%) Integration Testing
20 21 (8.71%) Test Strategy
21 20 (8.30%) Analytical Skills
21 20 (8.30%) Project Governance
21 20 (8.30%) Cisco

5G
Co-occurring IT Skills in 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:

Application Platforms
1 3 (1.24%) Confluence
1 3 (1.24%) OpenStack
2 2 (0.83%) SAS
Applications
1 9 (3.73%) Microsoft Office
2 5 (2.07%) Microsoft Project
2 5 (2.07%) MS Visio
3 3 (1.24%) Microsoft Excel
4 2 (0.83%) Microsoft PowerPoint
Business Applications
1 1 (0.41%) PRMS
Cloud Services
1 6 (2.49%) AWS
2 4 (1.66%) GCP
3 2 (0.83%) Azure
3 2 (0.83%) SaaS
4 1 (0.41%) Cloud Computing
4 1 (0.41%) Google Sheets
4 1 (0.41%) IaaS
4 1 (0.41%) OpenShift
4 1 (0.41%) Power Platform
Communications & Networking
1 129 (53.53%) 4G
2 101 (41.91%) 3G
3 71 (29.46%) 2G
4 50 (20.75%) Radio Access Network
5 48 (19.92%) Diameter Protocol
6 38 (15.77%) Wireless
7 34 (14.11%) LTE
8 30 (12.45%) 3GPP
9 26 (10.79%) Wi-Fi
10 19 (7.88%) Firewall
10 19 (7.88%) Network Security
11 18 (7.47%) VoLTE
12 16 (6.64%) VoWiFi
13 15 (6.22%) MPLS
14 12 (4.98%) GGSN
15 11 (4.56%) BGP
15 11 (4.56%) Broadband
16 10 (4.15%) IPsec
17 9 (3.73%) IPv6
17 9 (3.73%) OSPF
Database & Business Intelligence
1 5 (2.07%) BusinessObjects
1 5 (2.07%) Relational Database
2 3 (1.24%) Big Data
2 3 (1.24%) Tableau
3 1 (0.41%) Amazon Athena
3 1 (0.41%) Apache Hive
3 1 (0.41%) BigQuery
3 1 (0.41%) Hadoop
3 1 (0.41%) MS Access
3 1 (0.41%) Power BI
3 1 (0.41%) SQL Server Integration Services
Development Applications
1 23 (9.54%) JIRA
2 10 (4.15%) Git (software)
3 4 (1.66%) Jenkins
4 3 (1.24%) Appium
4 3 (1.24%) Selenium
4 3 (1.24%) WebDriver
5 1 (0.41%) Visual Studio
General
1 123 (51.04%) Telecoms
2 63 (26.14%) Social Skills
3 31 (12.86%) Finance
4 22 (9.13%) Billing
5 20 (8.30%) Analytical Skills
6 17 (7.05%) Influencing Skills
7 7 (2.90%) Documentation Skills
7 7 (2.90%) Public Sector
8 6 (2.49%) Electronics
9 5 (2.07%) Military
10 3 (1.24%) Games
10 3 (1.24%) Legal
10 3 (1.24%) Manufacturing
11 2 (0.83%) Back Office
11 2 (0.83%) Local Government
11 2 (0.83%) Marketing
11 2 (0.83%) Pharmaceutical
11 2 (0.83%) Presentation Skills
12 1 (0.41%) Retail
Job Titles
1 50 (20.75%) Project Manager
2 27 (11.20%) Network Engineer
2 27 (11.20%) Test Engineer
3 20 (8.30%) Mobile Engineer
4 16 (6.64%) Architect
5 15 (6.22%) Test Leader
6 12 (4.98%) Designer
6 12 (4.98%) Integration Engineer
6 12 (4.98%) Test and Integration Engineer
7 11 (4.56%) Telecoms Manager
8 10 (4.15%) Field Engineer
9 9 (3.73%) Delivery Manager
9 9 (3.73%) Design Engineer
9 9 (3.73%) RAN Engineer
10 8 (3.32%) Analyst
10 8 (3.32%) Core Network Engineer
10 8 (3.32%) Senior Manager
10 8 (3.32%) Testing Engineer
11 7 (2.90%) Network Manager
11 7 (2.90%) Telecoms Project Manager
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 15 (6.22%) REST
2 5 (2.07%) 802.1X
3 2 (0.83%) EJB
3 2 (0.83%) SOAP
4 1 (0.41%) gRPC
4 1 (0.41%) JSON
4 1 (0.41%) Keycloak
4 1 (0.41%) PySpark
4 1 (0.41%) Spring
4 1 (0.41%) Spring Boot
4 1 (0.41%) XML
Miscellaneous
1 16 (6.64%) Data Centre
2 15 (6.22%) Self-Motivation
3 14 (5.81%) IoT
3 14 (5.81%) PMI
3 14 (5.81%) Reference Data
4 13 (5.39%) Virtual Team
5 11 (4.56%) Management Information System
6 6 (2.49%) PACS
7 4 (1.66%) Driving Licence
7 4 (1.66%) Handset
7 4 (1.66%) Mobile App
7 4 (1.66%) PKI
8 3 (1.24%) Greenfield Project
8 3 (1.24%) Smartphone
9 2 (0.83%) Industrial Internet of Things
9 2 (0.83%) NHS
9 2 (0.83%) Public Cloud
9 2 (0.83%) Robotics
10 1 (0.41%) Blockchain
10 1 (0.41%) Cyber Defence
Operating Systems
1 17 (7.05%) Linux
2 6 (2.49%) Android
2 6 (2.49%) Apple iOS
3 3 (1.24%) Unix
Processes & Methodologies
1 37 (15.35%) Project Management
2 34 (14.11%) Project Delivery
3 32 (13.28%) Validation
4 30 (12.45%) Agile
4 30 (12.45%) Problem-Solving
5 29 (12.03%) Business Case
6 27 (11.20%) Continuous Improvement
7 22 (9.13%) Stakeholder Management
8 21 (8.71%) Integration Testing
8 21 (8.71%) Test Strategy
9 20 (8.30%) Project Governance
10 19 (7.88%) PRINCE2
11 18 (7.47%) Dependency Management
12 16 (6.64%) Network Design
13 15 (6.22%) Use Case
14 14 (5.81%) Quality Management
15 13 (5.39%) Critical Success Factor
15 13 (5.39%) Matrix Management
15 13 (5.39%) Migration
15 13 (5.39%) Service Design
Programming Languages
1 16 (6.64%) Python
2 11 (4.56%) C
3 9 (3.73%) Bash
4 6 (2.49%) VB
4 6 (2.49%) VBA
5 5 (2.07%) Assembly Language
5 5 (2.07%) C++
5 5 (2.07%) MapBasic
5 5 (2.07%) Perl
5 5 (2.07%) Ruby
5 5 (2.07%) Tcl
6 4 (1.66%) PowerShell
7 2 (0.83%) SQL
8 1 (0.41%) C#
8 1 (0.41%) Go
8 1 (0.41%) Java
8 1 (0.41%) JavaScript
8 1 (0.41%) MATLAB
8 1 (0.41%) T-SQL
8 1 (0.41%) TypeScript
Qualifications
1 30 (12.45%) Degree
2 19 (7.88%) Cisco Certification
3 14 (5.81%) PMI Certification
4 13 (5.39%) PRINCE2 Practitioner
5 12 (4.98%) CCNA
5 12 (4.98%) Security Cleared
6 10 (4.15%) CCNP
7 8 (3.32%) Computer Science Degree
7 8 (3.32%) ISEB
7 8 (3.32%) ISTQB Foundation Certification
8 7 (2.90%) CCIE
8 7 (2.90%) JNCIP
8 7 (2.90%) SC Cleared
9 5 (2.07%) ISTQB
10 4 (1.66%) CCIE Wireless
10 4 (1.66%) CISSP
10 4 (1.66%) PMP
11 2 (0.83%) HNC
11 2 (0.83%) HND
11 2 (0.83%) SANS
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 23 (9.54%) PMO
2 8 (3.32%) SLA
3 7 (2.90%) QA
4 5 (2.07%) GDPR
4 5 (2.07%) ISO/IEC 27001
5 2 (0.83%) COBIT
5 2 (0.83%) NIST
6 1 (0.41%) Data Quality
6 1 (0.41%) DICOM
6 1 (0.41%) NEBOSH
System Software
1 10 (4.15%) VMware Infrastructure
2 5 (2.07%) Active Directory
3 2 (0.83%) Virtual Machines
4 1 (0.41%) ProxySG
Systems Management
1 4 (1.66%) FortiGate
1 4 (1.66%) HP ALM
2 3 (1.24%) Kubernetes
3 2 (0.83%) BMC PATROL
3 2 (0.83%) HP Quality Center
4 1 (0.41%) EMC NetWorker
Vendors
1 40 (16.60%) Ericsson
2 20 (8.30%) Cisco
3 15 (6.22%) BT
3 15 (6.22%) Remedy
4 14 (5.81%) Nokia
5 13 (5.39%) Mavenir
6 11 (4.56%) VMware
7 10 (4.15%) Huawei
8 8 (3.32%) Aruba
9 7 (2.90%) Juniper
9 7 (2.90%) Microsoft
9 7 (2.90%) SAP
10 6 (2.49%) CheckPoint
10 6 (2.49%) F5
11 5 (2.07%) AirMagnet
11 5 (2.07%) Ekahau
11 5 (2.07%) Extreme Networks
11 5 (2.07%) Fortinet
11 5 (2.07%) NetCracker
12 4 (1.66%) Google