Period
to 31 May 2020

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 31 May 2020 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
31 May 2020
Same period 2019 Same period 2018
Rank 438 712 858
Rank change year-on-year +274 +146 -60
Contract jobs citing 5G 154 111 26
As % of all contract jobs advertised in England 0.37% 0.13% 0.028%
As % of the Communications & Networking category 2.80% 1.05% 0.21%
Number of daily rates quoted 57 59 8
Median daily rate £400 £375 £450
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +6.67% -16.67% -10.00%
10th Percentile £205 £296 £350
90th Percentile £638 £450 £788
UK median daily rate £400 £375 £450
% change year-on-year +6.67% -16.67% -10.00%
Number of hourly rates quoted 19 5 5
Median hourly rate £37.50 £47.50 £30.21
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year -21.05% +57.26% +20.82%
10th Percentile £16.25 £41.25 £26.54
90th Percentile £55.00 £52.00 £43.07
UK median hourly rate £37.50 £47.50 £30.21
% change year-on-year -21.05% +57.26% +20.82%

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 5,499 10,552 12,474
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in England 13.23% 12.63% 13.49%
Number of daily rates quoted 3,214 6,569 7,716
Median daily rate £425 £438 £425
Median daily rate % change year-on-year -2.86% +2.94% +2.41%
10th Percentile £185 £210 £206
90th Percentile £630 £613 £600
UK median daily rate £425 £430 £425
% change year-on-year -1.16% +1.18% +3.03%
Number of hourly rates quoted 292 477 678
Median hourly rate £25.00 £20.00 £20.00
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year +25.00% - +0.50%
10th Percentile £13.50 £12.00 £12.20
90th Percentile £52.50 £50.00 £47.83
Median hourly rate £32.00 £20.50 £19.50
% change year-on-year +56.10% +5.13% -6.60%

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 31 May 2020.

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
Hourly Rate Histogram in England

Hourly rate distribution of jobs citing 5G in England over the 6 months to 31 May 2020.

Hourly rate histogram 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 31 May 2020. 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 +196 103 £325 -10.34% 9
London +199 32 £600 +7.14% 3
North of England - 9 £200 - 1
East of England +33 7 £425 +3.03% 2
North West - 6 £300 -
South West +51 3 £330 -5.71%
Yorkshire - 3 £175 - 1
5G
UK

For the 6 months to 31 May 2020, 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 94 (61.04%) 4G
2 82 (53.25%) Telecoms
3 77 (50.00%) 3G
4 61 (39.61%) Radio Access Network
5 46 (29.87%) LTE
6 38 (24.68%) Huawei
6 38 (24.68%) Wireless
7 33 (21.43%) 2G
8 23 (14.94%) Network Optimisation
9 21 (13.64%) Ericsson
10 18 (11.69%) Statistics
11 17 (11.04%) Degree
11 17 (11.04%) Big Data
11 17 (11.04%) GSM
11 17 (11.04%) WCDMA
12 16 (10.39%) Project Delivery
13 15 (9.74%) Stakeholder Management
14 14 (9.09%) 3GPP
15 13 (8.44%) Performance Metrics
15 13 (8.44%) VoLTE
15 13 (8.44%) User Experience
15 13 (8.44%) Security Cleared
16 12 (7.79%) Microsoft Excel
16 12 (7.79%) Project Management
16 12 (7.79%) Billing
16 12 (7.79%) Network Planning
17 11 (7.14%) SC Cleared
17 11 (7.14%) Marketing
17 11 (7.14%) Network Design
17 11 (7.14%) Regulatory Compliance

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 2 (1.30%) Apache Spark
Applications
1 12 (7.79%) Microsoft Excel
2 8 (5.19%) Microsoft PowerPoint
2 8 (5.19%) Microsoft Project
3 5 (3.25%) Spreadsheet
4 4 (2.60%) Microsoft Office
5 2 (1.30%) MS Visio
Business Applications
1 1 (0.65%) Traffica
Cloud Services
1 5 (3.25%) AWS
2 4 (2.60%) Azure
2 4 (2.60%) Cloud Computing
3 2 (1.30%) GCP
3 2 (1.30%) IaaS
3 2 (1.30%) PaaS
3 2 (1.30%) SaaS
4 1 (0.65%) Serverless
Communications & Networking
1 94 (61.04%) 4G
2 77 (50.00%) 3G
3 61 (39.61%) Radio Access Network
4 46 (29.87%) LTE
5 38 (24.68%) Wireless
6 33 (21.43%) 2G
7 17 (11.04%) GSM
7 17 (11.04%) WCDMA
8 14 (9.09%) 3GPP
9 13 (8.44%) VoLTE
10 10 (6.49%) UMTS
11 9 (5.84%) RNC
12 6 (3.90%) IP Telephony
12 6 (3.90%) Wireshark
13 5 (3.25%) FCAPS
13 5 (3.25%) Internet
13 5 (3.25%) Wi-Fi
14 4 (2.60%) Diameter Protocol
14 4 (2.60%) GPRS
14 4 (2.60%) VPN
Database & Business Intelligence
1 17 (11.04%) Big Data
2 8 (5.19%) Data Warehouse
3 4 (2.60%) Hadoop
4 2 (1.30%) QlikView
5 1 (0.65%) Geospatial Data
5 1 (0.65%) Relational Database
5 1 (0.65%) SQLite
Development Applications
1 1 (0.65%) Selenium
General
1 82 (53.25%) Telecoms
2 12 (7.79%) Billing
3 11 (7.14%) Marketing
4 9 (5.84%) Finance
5 5 (3.25%) Public Sector
6 2 (1.30%) Games
6 2 (1.30%) Law
6 2 (1.30%) Legal
7 1 (0.65%) Environmental Health
Job Titles
1 29 (18.83%) Architect
2 22 (14.29%) Radio Engineer
3 14 (9.09%) Optimisation Engineer
3 14 (9.09%) Telecoms Architect
4 10 (6.49%) Delivery Manager
4 10 (6.49%) Test Engineer
5 9 (5.84%) Project Manager
5 9 (5.84%) RAN Engineer
6 7 (4.55%) Design Engineer
6 7 (4.55%) Solutions Architect
7 6 (3.90%) LTE Engineer
8 5 (3.25%) Network Engineer
8 5 (3.25%) Programme Manager
8 5 (3.25%) RF Engineer
8 5 (3.25%) Telecoms Manager
9 4 (2.60%) Build Manager
9 4 (2.60%) Developer
9 4 (2.60%) Network Specialist
9 4 (2.60%) Senior Manager
9 4 (2.60%) Wireless Engineer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 6 (3.90%) Natural Language Processing
2 4 (2.60%) PySpark
2 4 (2.60%) TensorFlow
3 2 (1.30%) CSS
3 2 (1.30%) HTML
3 2 (1.30%) Middleware
3 2 (1.30%) React
3 2 (1.30%) Unity (Game Engine)
3 2 (1.30%) Unreal Engine
4 1 (0.65%) JSON
4 1 (0.65%) LDAP
4 1 (0.65%) Pandas
4 1 (0.65%) PyQt
Miscellaneous
1 13 (8.44%) User Experience
2 7 (4.55%) Handset
3 5 (3.25%) ASIC
3 5 (3.25%) Fibre Optics
4 4 (2.60%) Field-Programmable Gate Array
4 4 (2.60%) PKI
5 3 (1.95%) Analytical Skills
5 3 (1.95%) Cloud Native
5 3 (1.95%) Social Media
6 2 (1.30%) Augmented Reality
6 2 (1.30%) e-Learning
6 2 (1.30%) Management Information System
6 2 (1.30%) Mobile App
6 2 (1.30%) Smart City
6 2 (1.30%) Virtual Team
7 1 (0.65%) Device Driver
7 1 (0.65%) PMI
7 1 (0.65%) Public Cloud
7 1 (0.65%) VHDL
Operating Systems
1 6 (3.90%) Windows
2 4 (2.60%) Linux
3 3 (1.95%) Embedded Linux
3 3 (1.95%) Windows 10
4 2 (1.30%) Android
4 2 (1.30%) Apple iOS
5 1 (0.65%) MVS
Processes & Methodologies
1 23 (14.94%) Network Optimisation
2 18 (11.69%) Statistics
3 16 (10.39%) Project Delivery
4 15 (9.74%) Stakeholder Management
5 13 (8.44%) Performance Metrics
6 12 (7.79%) Network Planning
6 12 (7.79%) Project Management
7 11 (7.14%) Network Design
7 11 (7.14%) Regulatory Compliance
8 10 (6.49%) Agile Software Development
8 10 (6.49%) Problem-Solving
9 9 (5.84%) Analytics
9 9 (5.84%) Network Architecture
9 9 (5.84%) Performance Improvement
9 9 (5.84%) Validation
10 8 (5.19%) CRM
10 8 (5.19%) Data Science
11 7 (4.55%) Data Modelling
11 7 (4.55%) Machine Learning
11 7 (4.55%) Service Delivery
Programming Languages
1 8 (5.19%) C
1 8 (5.19%) Python
2 4 (2.60%) Scala
3 3 (1.95%) C++
3 3 (1.95%) Embedded C
3 3 (1.95%) SQL
4 2 (1.30%) C#
4 2 (1.30%) JavaScript
4 2 (1.30%) Perl
5 1 (0.65%) Shell Script
Qualifications
1 17 (11.04%) Degree
2 13 (8.44%) Security Cleared
3 11 (7.14%) SC Cleared
4 4 (2.60%) ITIL Certification
5 2 (1.30%) BC Cleared
5 2 (1.30%) BPSS Clearance
5 2 (1.30%) CCNA
5 2 (1.30%) Cisco Certification
5 2 (1.30%) Computer Science Degree
6 1 (0.65%) PMI Certification
6 1 (0.65%) PRINCE2 Practitioner
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 8 (5.19%) SLA
2 6 (3.90%) ISO/IEC 27001
3 2 (1.30%) PMO
4 1 (0.65%) NEBOSH
System Software
1 4 (2.60%) Virtual Machines
2 1 (0.65%) Firmware
Systems Management
1 3 (1.95%) Kubernetes
1 3 (1.95%) NSN NetAct
2 1 (0.65%) SCCM
Vendors
1 38 (24.68%) Huawei
2 21 (13.64%) Ericsson
3 10 (6.49%) Microsoft
4 8 (5.19%) Nokia Networks
5 7 (4.55%) Mapinfo
5 7 (4.55%) Nokia
6 4 (2.60%) Cloudera
6 4 (2.60%) Tableau
7 3 (1.95%) NEC
8 2 (1.30%) Actix
8 2 (1.30%) BT
8 2 (1.30%) MicroStrategy
8 2 (1.30%) Progress
8 2 (1.30%) Samsung
8 2 (1.30%) Virgin Media
9 1 (0.65%) HP
9 1 (0.65%) Infoblox
9 1 (0.65%) NetHawk
9 1 (0.65%) Vertica