Period
to 23 October 2021

The following table provides summary statistics for contract job vacancies advertised in London 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 October 2021 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 > London
6 months to
23 Oct 2021
Same period 2020 Same period 2019
Rank 442 325 541
Rank change year-on-year -117 +216 +102
Contract jobs citing 5G 119 32 20
As % of all contract jobs advertised in London 0.33% 0.23% 0.055%
As % of the Communications & Networking category 3.45% 2.03% 0.51%
Number of daily rates quoted 87 21 17
Median daily rate (50th Percentile) £650 £650 £525
Median % change year-on-year - +23.81% +128.26%
England median daily rate £525 £425 £425
% change year-on-year +23.53% - +13.33%
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 2 0
Median hourly rate - £32.50 -
England median hourly rate £60.99 £42.50 £44.50
% change year-on-year +43.51% -4.49% -6.32%

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 London with a requirement for communications or computer networking skills.

All Communications and Computer Networking Skills
London
Contract vacancies with a requirement for communications or computer networking skills 3,454 1,576 3,913
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in London 9.69% 11.10% 10.69%
Number of daily rates quoted 2,378 1,073 2,704
10th Percentile £285 £263 £200
25th Percentile £413 £390 £338
Median daily rate (50th Percentile) £525 £488 £450
Median % change year-on-year +7.69% +8.33% -
75th Percentile £645 £575 £575
90th Percentile £725 £650 £656
England median daily rate £475 £450 £425
% change year-on-year +5.56% +5.88% -
Number of hourly rates quoted 65 20 99
10th Percentile £11.25 £19.50 £14.00
25th Percentile £13.25 £22.88 £18.51
Median hourly rate £22.50 £31.48 £21.50
Median % change year-on-year -28.51% +46.40% +13.16%
75th Percentile £37.75 £45.19 £47.25
90th Percentile £53.35 £58.30 £53.75
England median hourly rate £20.51 £31.50 £26.25
% change year-on-year -34.89% +20.00% +39.81%

5G
Job Vacancy Trend in London

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

Job vacancy trend for 5G in London

5G
Contractor Daily Rate Trend in London

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

Daily rate trend for 5G in London

5G
Daily Rate Histogram in London

Daily rate distribution for jobs citing 5G in London over the 6 months to 23 October 2021.

Daily rate histogram for 5G in London

5G
Contract Job Locations in London

The table below looks at the demand and provides a guide to the median contractor rates quoted in IT jobs citing 5G within the London region over the 6 months to 23 October 2021. 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
West London - 11 - - 4
Central London -56 4 £488 - 2
5G
England

For the 6 months to 23 October 2021, 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 London region with a requirement for 5G.

1 93 (78.15%) Telecoms
2 72 (60.50%) 2G
2 72 (60.50%) Agile Software Development
3 66 (55.46%) MVNO
4 65 (54.62%) Stakeholder Management
4 65 (54.62%) C
4 65 (54.62%) GSM
4 65 (54.62%) Project Delivery
5 63 (52.94%) SDLC
6 47 (39.50%) Packet Switching
6 47 (39.50%) 4G
7 30 (25.21%) 3G
8 27 (22.69%) PMI
8 27 (22.69%) PMI Certification
8 27 (22.69%) PRINCE2
8 27 (22.69%) PMBOK
9 20 (16.81%) Diameter Protocol
10 18 (15.13%) Radio Access Network
11 15 (12.61%) Linux
12 14 (11.76%) Billing
13 13 (10.92%) Validation
14 11 (9.24%) Customer Requirements
15 10 (8.40%) NEC
15 10 (8.40%) Root Cause Analysis
16 8 (6.72%) LTE
16 8 (6.72%) Problem-Solving
17 7 (5.88%) Stakeholder Identification
17 7 (5.88%) AWS
18 6 (5.04%) Node.js
18 6 (5.04%) 3GPP

5G
Co-occurring IT Skills in London 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 (2.52%) OpenStack
2 2 (1.68%) Confluence
3 1 (0.84%) ArcGIS
Cloud Services
1 7 (5.88%) AWS
2 6 (5.04%) AWS Lambda
2 6 (5.04%) Serverless
3 3 (2.52%) Azure
3 3 (2.52%) GCP
4 2 (1.68%) Amazon CloudWatch
4 2 (1.68%) Amazon EC2
4 2 (1.68%) Amazon ECS
4 2 (1.68%) Amazon EKS
4 2 (1.68%) Amazon SQS
4 2 (1.68%) AWS CloudFormation
4 2 (1.68%) GitHub
4 2 (1.68%) IaaS
4 2 (1.68%) SaaS
4 2 (1.68%) Virtual Private Cloud
Communications & Networking
1 72 (60.50%) 2G
2 66 (55.46%) MVNO
3 65 (54.62%) GSM
4 47 (39.50%) 4G
4 47 (39.50%) Packet Switching
5 30 (25.21%) 3G
6 20 (16.81%) Diameter Protocol
7 18 (15.13%) Radio Access Network
8 8 (6.72%) LTE
9 6 (5.04%) 3GPP
10 5 (4.20%) Wireless
11 4 (3.36%) Broadband
11 4 (3.36%) VoLTE
11 4 (3.36%) VoWiFi
12 2 (1.68%) SMS
12 2 (1.68%) UMTS
12 2 (1.68%) Wireshark
13 1 (0.84%) RNC
13 1 (0.84%) VoIP
13 1 (0.84%) XCAP
Database & Business Intelligence
1 4 (3.36%) MongoDB
2 1 (0.84%) QGIS
Development Applications
1 5 (4.20%) JIRA
2 2 (1.68%) Git (software)
2 2 (1.68%) Jenkins
General
1 93 (78.15%) Telecoms
2 14 (11.76%) Billing
3 5 (4.20%) Social Skills
4 1 (0.84%) Analytical Skills
4 1 (0.84%) Marketing
Job Titles
1 36 (30.25%) Analyst
1 36 (30.25%) Business Analyst
2 30 (25.21%) Project Manager
3 27 (22.69%) Technical Manager
4 26 (21.85%) Technical Project Manager
5 22 (18.49%) Test Engineer
6 9 (7.56%) RAN Engineer
7 5 (4.20%) Network Engineer
8 4 (3.36%) Architect
8 4 (3.36%) Telecoms Manager
9 3 (2.52%) 4G Engineer
9 3 (2.52%) Technical Leader
10 2 (1.68%) Deployment Engineer
10 2 (1.68%) Design Engineer
10 2 (1.68%) Head of Development
10 2 (1.68%) Network Analyst
10 2 (1.68%) Radio Engineer
10 2 (1.68%) Solutions Architect
10 2 (1.68%) Telecoms Engineer
10 2 (1.68%) Telecoms Project Manager
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 6 (5.04%) Node.js
2 2 (1.68%) React
2 2 (1.68%) RESTful
3 1 (0.84%) LDAP
3 1 (0.84%) Web Services
Miscellaneous
1 27 (22.69%) PMI
2 2 (1.68%) Hybrid Cloud
2 2 (1.68%) Virtual Team
3 1 (0.84%) Cloud Native
3 1 (0.84%) Driving Licence
3 1 (0.84%) Internet of Things
3 1 (0.84%) Linux Command Line
3 1 (0.84%) Self-Motivation
3 1 (0.84%) Smartphone
Operating Systems
1 15 (12.61%) Linux
2 1 (0.84%) Android
Processes & Methodologies
1 72 (60.50%) Agile Software Development
2 65 (54.62%) Project Delivery
2 65 (54.62%) Stakeholder Management
3 63 (52.94%) SDLC
4 27 (22.69%) PRINCE2
5 13 (10.92%) Validation
6 11 (9.24%) Customer Requirements
7 10 (8.40%) Root Cause Analysis
8 8 (6.72%) Problem-Solving
9 7 (5.88%) Stakeholder Identification
10 5 (4.20%) Kalman Filter
10 5 (4.20%) Network Planning
11 4 (3.36%) Use Case
12 3 (2.52%) Capacity Planning
12 3 (2.52%) Open Source
12 3 (2.52%) Software Testing
13 2 (1.68%) Network Design
13 2 (1.68%) Project Planning
13 2 (1.68%) Risk Analysis
13 2 (1.68%) Waterfall
Programming Languages
1 65 (54.62%) C
2 2 (1.68%) C++
2 2 (1.68%) Java
2 2 (1.68%) Python
2 2 (1.68%) TypeScript
3 1 (0.84%) JavaScript
Qualifications
1 27 (22.69%) PMI Certification
2 2 (1.68%) AWS Certification
2 2 (1.68%) Cisco Certification
2 2 (1.68%) Security Cleared
3 1 (0.84%) CCNA
3 1 (0.84%) CCNP
3 1 (0.84%) Degree
3 1 (0.84%) ISTQB
3 1 (0.84%) ISTQB Advanced Certification
3 1 (0.84%) JNCIA
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 27 (22.69%) PMBOK
2 2 (1.68%) QA
System Software
1 2 (1.68%) Docker
Systems Management
1 4 (3.36%) Kubernetes
2 2 (1.68%) Grafana
2 2 (1.68%) ZABBIX
3 1 (0.84%) Ansible
Vendors
1 10 (8.40%) NEC
2 2 (1.68%) Ericsson
2 2 (1.68%) Mapinfo
2 2 (1.68%) Nokia
2 2 (1.68%) Salesforce.com
3 1 (0.84%) CA
3 1 (0.84%) Remedy
3 1 (0.84%) SevOne
3 1 (0.84%) VMware