Period
to 23 September 2019

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 23 September 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
UK > England
6 months to
23 Sep 2019
Same period 2018 Same period 2017
Rank 652 828 829
Rank change year-on-year +176 +1 +55
Contract jobs citing 5G 140 37 28
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in England 0.17% 0.040% 0.031%
As % of the Communications & Networking category 1.32% 0.30% 0.23%
Number of daily rates quoted 72 9 0
England median daily rate £416 £375 -
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +11.00% - -
UK median daily rate £413 £375 -
% change year-on-year +10.00% - -
Number of hourly rates quoted 8 2 3
England median hourly rate £44.50 £49.00 £25.00
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year -9.18% +96.00% -
10th Percentile £41.25 £44.20 £22.50
90th Percentile £51.63 £52.60 £27.50
UK median hourly rate £44.50 £49.00 £25.00
% change year-on-year -9.18% +96.00% -

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 10,590 12,284 12,440
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in England 13.16% 13.29% 13.81%
Number of daily rates quoted 6,502 7,495 7,598
England median daily rate £425 £425 £405
Median daily rate % change year-on-year - +4.94% +1.25%
10th Percentile £200 £200 £200
90th Percentile £610 £613 £588
UK median daily rate £425 £425 £400
% change year-on-year - +6.25% -
Number of hourly rates quoted 516 638 667
England median hourly rate £25.31 £20.00 £18.26
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year +26.55% +9.53% -22.30%
10th Percentile £12.56 £12.25 £10.99
90th Percentile £53.75 £48.75 £48.75
UK median hourly rate £27.50 £20.00 £19.00
% change year-on-year +37.50% +5.26% -22.45%

5G
Job Vacancy Trend in England

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

Job vacancy trend for 5G in England

5G
Contractor Daily Rate Trend in England

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

Contractor daily rate trend for 5G in England

5G
Contractor Daily Rate Histogram in England

The daily rate distribution of IT jobs citing 5G in England over the 6 months to 23 September 2019.

Contractor daily rate histogram for 5G in England

5G
Contractor Hourly Rate Trend in England

This chart provides the 3-month moving average for contractor hourly rates quoted in IT jobs citing 5G in England.

Contractor 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 23 September 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
South East +65 68 £363 -1.69% 7
South West +8 22 £350 - 3
London +78 21 £563 -10.00% 4
East of England +35 21 £425 +14.86% 6
Midlands - 5 £650 - 2
West Midlands - 4 £700 - 1
North West - 2 £200 -
North of England - 2 £200 - 1
5G
UK

For the 6 months to 23 September 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 England region with a requirement for 5G.

1 96 (68.57%) 4G
2 95 (67.86%) Telecoms
3 62 (44.29%) 3G
4 51 (36.43%) 2G
5 38 (27.14%) Radio Access Network
6 35 (25.00%) Huawei
7 31 (22.14%) LTE
8 26 (18.57%) Stakeholder Management
9 25 (17.86%) 2.5G
10 20 (14.29%) Project Management
10 20 (14.29%) Nokia
11 19 (13.57%) PRINCE2
11 19 (13.57%) Wireless
12 17 (12.14%) C
12 17 (12.14%) PMI
12 17 (12.14%) PMI Certification
13 16 (11.43%) Degree
13 16 (11.43%) Software Engineering
14 15 (10.71%) Linux
14 15 (10.71%) GSM
14 15 (10.71%) Project Delivery
15 14 (10.00%) Critical Success Factor
15 14 (10.00%) WAN
16 12 (8.57%) Ericsson
16 12 (8.57%) PRINCE2 Practitioner
17 11 (7.86%) Network Planning
17 11 (7.86%) C++
18 10 (7.14%) WCDMA
18 10 (7.14%) SLA
18 10 (7.14%) Management Information System

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 (2.14%) OpenStack
2 2 (1.43%) Apache Airflow
2 2 (1.43%) Apache Spark
2 2 (1.43%) SharePoint
3 1 (0.71%) Apache
3 1 (0.71%) SAS
Applications
1 4 (2.86%) Microsoft Excel
1 4 (2.86%) Microsoft PowerPoint
2 2 (1.43%) Microsoft Office
3 1 (0.71%) SPSS
Business Applications
1 1 (0.71%) Dynamics CRM
1 1 (0.71%) Dynamics NAV
Cloud Services
1 3 (2.14%) IaaS
2 2 (1.43%) Cloud Computing
2 2 (1.43%) SaaS
3 1 (0.71%) AWS
3 1 (0.71%) Azure
3 1 (0.71%) GCP
3 1 (0.71%) Office 365
3 1 (0.71%) Virtual Private Cloud
Communications & Networking
1 96 (68.57%) 4G
2 62 (44.29%) 3G
3 51 (36.43%) 2G
4 38 (27.14%) Radio Access Network
5 31 (22.14%) LTE
6 25 (17.86%) 2.5G
7 19 (13.57%) Wireless
8 15 (10.71%) GSM
9 14 (10.00%) WAN
10 10 (7.14%) WCDMA
11 9 (6.43%) Broadband
11 9 (6.43%) Network Security
11 9 (6.43%) Wi-Fi
11 9 (6.43%) Wireshark
12 8 (5.71%) DNS
12 8 (5.71%) Firewall
12 8 (5.71%) RNC
13 7 (5.00%) VXLAN
14 6 (4.29%) HSPA
14 6 (4.29%) UMTS
Database & Business Intelligence
1 3 (2.14%) Big Data
2 2 (1.43%) Apache Hive
2 2 (1.43%) Cloudera CDH
2 2 (1.43%) HBase
3 1 (0.71%) DB2
3 1 (0.71%) Hadoop
3 1 (0.71%) Oracle Exadata
3 1 (0.71%) Oracle Reports
Development Applications
1 1 (0.71%) ClearCase
1 1 (0.71%) ClearQuest
1 1 (0.71%) Git (software)
1 1 (0.71%) JIRA
1 1 (0.71%) Trac
General
1 95 (67.86%) Telecoms
2 7 (5.00%) Finance
3 6 (4.29%) Law
4 3 (2.14%) Billing
5 2 (1.43%) Back Office
5 2 (1.43%) Marketing
6 1 (0.71%) Banking
6 1 (0.71%) Electronics
6 1 (0.71%) Front Office
6 1 (0.71%) Investment Banking
6 1 (0.71%) Multimedia
Job Titles
1 23 (16.43%) Project Manager
2 12 (8.57%) Embedded Engineer
3 10 (7.14%) Architect
3 10 (7.14%) Consultant
4 9 (6.43%) RAN Engineer
5 8 (5.71%) Embedded Software Engineer
5 8 (5.71%) Network Engineer
5 8 (5.71%) Software Engineer
6 7 (5.00%) Capacity Manager
6 7 (5.00%) Senior Manager
6 7 (5.00%) Telecoms Manager
7 6 (4.29%) OSS Project Manager
7 6 (4.29%) Performance Manager
7 6 (4.29%) Service Manager
8 5 (3.57%) Delivery Manager
8 5 (3.57%) Network Manager
8 5 (3.57%) Network Project Manager
8 5 (3.57%) Senior Project Manager
8 5 (3.57%) Telecoms Consultant
8 5 (3.57%) Telecoms Project Manager
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 3 (2.14%) 802.1X
2 2 (1.43%) Kafka
3 1 (0.71%) CGI
3 1 (0.71%) HTML
3 1 (0.71%) Web Services
Miscellaneous
1 17 (12.14%) PMI
2 10 (7.14%) Management Information System
3 6 (4.29%) Analytical Skills
4 5 (3.57%) Data Centre
5 4 (2.86%) Handset
6 3 (2.14%) Self-Motivation
7 2 (1.43%) Cyberattack
7 2 (1.43%) Cybercrime
7 2 (1.43%) Enterprise Software
7 2 (1.43%) Greenfield Project
7 2 (1.43%) PKI
7 2 (1.43%) Video Conferencing
8 1 (0.71%) CAN bus
8 1 (0.71%) Fibre Optics
8 1 (0.71%) Internet of Things
8 1 (0.71%) Public Cloud
Operating Systems
1 15 (10.71%) Linux
2 9 (6.43%) Embedded Linux
3 2 (1.43%) Debian
3 2 (1.43%) Mac OS
3 2 (1.43%) Ubuntu
3 2 (1.43%) Windows
4 1 (0.71%) Unix
Processes & Methodologies
1 26 (18.57%) Stakeholder Management
2 20 (14.29%) Project Management
3 19 (13.57%) PRINCE2
4 16 (11.43%) Software Engineering
5 15 (10.71%) Project Delivery
6 14 (10.00%) Critical Success Factor
7 11 (7.86%) Network Planning
8 10 (7.14%) Configuration Management
8 10 (7.14%) Customer Requirements
8 10 (7.14%) Problem-Solving
8 10 (7.14%) Programme Management
9 9 (6.43%) Change Control
10 8 (5.71%) ITIL
10 8 (5.71%) Low Latency
10 8 (5.71%) Risk Management
10 8 (5.71%) Strategic Planning
11 7 (5.00%) Performance Analysis
11 7 (5.00%) Statistics
12 6 (4.29%) Cybersecurity
12 6 (4.29%) Test Strategy
Programming Languages
1 17 (12.14%) C
2 11 (7.86%) C++
3 7 (5.00%) Embedded C
4 4 (2.86%) SQL
5 3 (2.14%) Embedded C++
6 1 (0.71%) Bash Shell
6 1 (0.71%) JavaScript
6 1 (0.71%) MATLAB
6 1 (0.71%) Python
6 1 (0.71%) R
6 1 (0.71%) Shell Script
Qualifications
1 17 (12.14%) PMI Certification
2 16 (11.43%) Degree
3 12 (8.57%) PRINCE2 Practitioner
4 2 (1.43%) CCNA
4 2 (1.43%) CCNP
4 2 (1.43%) CEH
4 2 (1.43%) CISA
4 2 (1.43%) Cisco Certification
4 2 (1.43%) CISM
4 2 (1.43%) CISSP
4 2 (1.43%) CompTIA Security+
4 2 (1.43%) ITIL Certification
4 2 (1.43%) PMP
4 2 (1.43%) PRINCE2 Certification
5 1 (0.71%) CCDP
5 1 (0.71%) Computer Science Degree
5 1 (0.71%) Master's Degree
5 1 (0.71%) TOGAF Certification
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 10 (7.14%) SLA
2 3 (2.14%) PMO
3 1 (0.71%) ISO/IEC 27001
System Software
1 3 (2.14%) VMware Infrastructure
2 2 (1.43%) Active Directory
2 2 (1.43%) HDFS
2 2 (1.43%) Snort
2 2 (1.43%) VMware ESXi
3 1 (0.71%) Docker
Systems Management
1 2 (1.43%) Hadoop YARN
1 2 (1.43%) Oozie
2 1 (0.71%) Ansible
2 1 (0.71%) Kubernetes
2 1 (0.71%) Opscode Chef
2 1 (0.71%) Puppet
2 1 (0.71%) Stealthwatch
Vendors
1 35 (25.00%) Huawei
2 20 (14.29%) Nokia
3 12 (8.57%) Ericsson
4 8 (5.71%) Cisco
4 8 (5.71%) Samsung
5 7 (5.00%) Microsoft
6 6 (4.29%) Actix
7 5 (3.57%) BT
8 4 (2.86%) Meraki
8 4 (2.86%) Nortel
9 3 (2.14%) Mapinfo
9 3 (2.14%) VMware
10 2 (1.43%) Anite
10 2 (1.43%) Apple
10 2 (1.43%) Arqiva
10 2 (1.43%) Keysight
10 2 (1.43%) NetScout
10 2 (1.43%) Remedy
10 2 (1.43%) Tableau
11 1 (0.71%) Zscaler