Period
to 2 June 2020

The following table provides summary statistics for contract job vacancies advertised in the South East 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 2 June 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
England > South East
6 months to
2 Jun 2020
Same period 2019 Same period 2018
Rank 131 315 360
Rank change year-on-year +184 +45 -22
Contract jobs citing 5G 102 50 13
As % of all contract jobs advertised in the South East 1.47% 0.34% 0.077%
As % of the Communications & Networking category 8.18% 2.07% 0.50%
Number of daily rates quoted 18 25 2
Median daily rate £325 £363 £413
Median daily rate % change year-on-year -10.34% -12.12% -
10th Percentile £208 £316 £401
90th Percentile £562 £419 £434
England median daily rate £413 £375 £450
% change year-on-year +10.00% -16.67% -10.00%
Number of hourly rates quoted 15 4 1
Median hourly rate £37.50 £45.00 £47.50
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year -16.67% -5.26% +90.00%
10th Percentile £16.25 £41.25 £43.75
90th Percentile £44.75 £50.50 £51.25
England 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 the South East with a requirement for communications or computer networking skills.

All Communications and Computer Networking Skills
South East
Contract vacancies with a requirement for communications or computer networking skills 1,247 2,416 2,614
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in the South East 17.96% 16.55% 15.48%
Number of daily rates quoted 599 1,402 1,353
Median daily rate £400 £425 £413
Median daily rate % change year-on-year -5.88% +3.03% +2.36%
10th Percentile £174 £213 £200
90th Percentile £550 £588 £575
England median daily rate £425 £438 £425
% change year-on-year -2.86% +2.94% +2.41%
Number of hourly rates quoted 103 133 151
Median hourly rate £30.00 £17.50 £25.01
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year +71.43% -30.01% +49.28%
10th Percentile £15.15 £12.00 £12.00
90th Percentile £48.75 £48.75 £52.50
Median hourly rate £25.00 £20.00 £20.00
% change year-on-year +25.00% - +0.63%

5G
Job Vacancy Trend in the South East

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

Job vacancy trend for 5G in the South East

5G
Contractor Daily Rate Trend in the South East

3-month moving average daily rate quoted in jobs citing 5G in the South East.

Daily rate trend for 5G in the South East

5G
Daily Rate Histogram in the South East

Daily rate distribution for jobs citing 5G in the South East over the 6 months to 2 June 2020.

Daily rate histogram for 5G in the South East

5G
Contractor Hourly Rate Trend in the South East

3-month moving average hourly rates quoted in jobs citing 5G in the South East.

Hourly rate trend for 5G in the South East

5G
Hourly Rate Histogram in the South East

Hourly rate distribution of jobs citing 5G in the South East over the 6 months to 2 June 2020.

Hourly rate histogram for 5G in the South East

5G
Contract Job Locations in the South East

The table below looks at the demand and provides a guide to the median contractor rates quoted in IT jobs citing 5G within the South East region over the 6 months to 2 June 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
Thames Valley +114 88 £338 -6.90% 3
Berkshire +87 88 £338 -6.90% 3
Hampshire - 9 £563 - 6
Surrey +58 5 £215 - 1
5G
England

For the 6 months to 2 June 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 South East region with a requirement for 5G.

1 64 (62.75%) 4G
2 51 (50.00%) Radio Access Network
2 51 (50.00%) 3G
3 43 (42.16%) Telecoms
4 37 (36.27%) LTE
5 33 (32.35%) Huawei
6 32 (31.37%) Wireless
7 20 (19.61%) Network Optimisation
8 19 (18.63%) 2G
9 17 (16.67%) Statistics
9 17 (16.67%) GSM
10 16 (15.69%) Project Delivery
11 15 (14.71%) Ericsson
12 14 (13.73%) Stakeholder Management
13 12 (11.76%) Degree
14 11 (10.78%) VoLTE
15 10 (9.80%) Problem-Solving
15 10 (9.80%) UMTS
16 9 (8.82%) WCDMA
16 9 (8.82%) RNC
17 8 (7.84%) SLA
17 8 (7.84%) Microsoft Excel
17 8 (7.84%) Project Management
17 8 (7.84%) Nokia Networks
18 7 (6.86%) Mapinfo
18 7 (6.86%) Service Delivery
18 7 (6.86%) Microsoft
18 7 (6.86%) Marketing
18 7 (6.86%) Handset
18 7 (6.86%) Validation

5G
Co-occurring IT Skills in the South East 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 8 (7.84%) Microsoft Excel
2 6 (5.88%) Microsoft Project
3 5 (4.90%) Microsoft PowerPoint
4 2 (1.96%) Microsoft Office
4 2 (1.96%) MS Visio
Business Applications
1 1 (0.98%) Traffica
Cloud Services
1 4 (3.92%) Azure
2 3 (2.94%) AWS
3 2 (1.96%) Cloud Computing
3 2 (1.96%) IaaS
3 2 (1.96%) PaaS
3 2 (1.96%) SaaS
4 1 (0.98%) Serverless
Communications & Networking
1 64 (62.75%) 4G
2 51 (50.00%) 3G
2 51 (50.00%) Radio Access Network
3 37 (36.27%) LTE
4 32 (31.37%) Wireless
5 19 (18.63%) 2G
6 17 (16.67%) GSM
7 11 (10.78%) VoLTE
8 10 (9.80%) UMTS
9 9 (8.82%) RNC
9 9 (8.82%) WCDMA
10 6 (5.88%) IP Telephony
11 5 (4.90%) 3GPP
11 5 (4.90%) Internet
12 4 (3.92%) Diameter Protocol
12 4 (3.92%) GPRS
12 4 (3.92%) Wireshark
13 3 (2.94%) Broadband
13 3 (2.94%) DNS
13 3 (2.94%) MIMO
Database & Business Intelligence
1 3 (2.94%) Big Data
2 2 (1.96%) QlikView
3 1 (0.98%) Geospatial Data
3 1 (0.98%) SQLite
Development Applications
1 1 (0.98%) Selenium
General
1 43 (42.16%) Telecoms
2 7 (6.86%) Marketing
3 5 (4.90%) Finance
4 2 (1.96%) Billing
4 2 (1.96%) Law
4 2 (1.96%) Legal
4 2 (1.96%) Public Sector
5 1 (0.98%) Environmental Health
Job Titles
1 18 (17.65%) Radio Engineer
2 14 (13.73%) Architect
3 12 (11.76%) Optimisation Engineer
4 10 (9.80%) Delivery Manager
4 10 (9.80%) Test Engineer
5 7 (6.86%) Solutions Architect
6 6 (5.88%) LTE Engineer
6 6 (5.88%) RAN Engineer
7 5 (4.90%) Programme Manager
7 5 (4.90%) Project Manager
7 5 (4.90%) RF Engineer
8 4 (3.92%) Build Manager
8 4 (3.92%) Logistics Controller
8 4 (3.92%) Senior Manager
8 4 (3.92%) Service Design Architect
8 4 (3.92%) Telecoms Manager
9 3 (2.94%) Network Planner
10 2 (1.96%) FPGA Engineer
10 2 (1.96%) Logistics Manager
10 2 (1.96%) Senior Solutions Architect
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 2 (1.96%) CSS
1 2 (1.96%) HTML
1 2 (1.96%) Middleware
1 2 (1.96%) React
2 1 (0.98%) JSON
2 1 (0.98%) LDAP
2 1 (0.98%) Pandas
2 1 (0.98%) PyQt
Miscellaneous
1 7 (6.86%) Handset
2 5 (4.90%) ASIC
3 4 (3.92%) Fibre Optics
3 4 (3.92%) Field-Programmable Gate Array
4 2 (1.96%) Mobile App
4 2 (1.96%) Smart City
4 2 (1.96%) Virtual Team
5 1 (0.98%) Analytical Skills
5 1 (0.98%) Management Information System
5 1 (0.98%) Public Cloud
5 1 (0.98%) VHDL
Operating Systems
1 3 (2.94%) Windows
2 2 (1.96%) Android
2 2 (1.96%) Apple iOS
3 1 (0.98%) Embedded Linux
3 1 (0.98%) Linux
3 1 (0.98%) MVS
Processes & Methodologies
1 20 (19.61%) Network Optimisation
2 17 (16.67%) Statistics
3 16 (15.69%) Project Delivery
4 14 (13.73%) Stakeholder Management
5 10 (9.80%) Problem-Solving
6 8 (7.84%) Project Management
7 7 (6.86%) Service Delivery
7 7 (6.86%) Validation
8 6 (5.88%) Logistics
8 6 (5.88%) Network Design
8 6 (5.88%) Strategic Roadmap
9 5 (4.90%) Agile Software Development
9 5 (4.90%) Data Analysis
9 5 (4.90%) Network Planning
9 5 (4.90%) Programme Management
10 4 (3.92%) Asset Management
10 4 (3.92%) Change Management
10 4 (3.92%) ITIL
10 4 (3.92%) Quality Management
10 4 (3.92%) Service Management
Programming Languages
1 5 (4.90%) C
2 2 (1.96%) JavaScript
2 2 (1.96%) SQL
3 1 (0.98%) Embedded C
3 1 (0.98%) Python
Qualifications
1 12 (11.76%) Degree
2 4 (3.92%) ITIL Certification
3 3 (2.94%) Security Cleared
4 2 (1.96%) BC Cleared
4 2 (1.96%) BPSS Clearance
4 2 (1.96%) CCNA
4 2 (1.96%) Cisco Certification
4 2 (1.96%) SC Cleared
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 8 (7.84%) SLA
2 5 (4.90%) ISO/IEC 27001
3 2 (1.96%) PMO
4 1 (0.98%) NEBOSH
System Software
1 1 (0.98%) Virtual Machines
Systems Management
1 1 (0.98%) NSN NetAct
Vendors
1 33 (32.35%) Huawei
2 15 (14.71%) Ericsson
3 8 (7.84%) Nokia Networks
4 7 (6.86%) Mapinfo
4 7 (6.86%) Microsoft
5 4 (3.92%) Tableau
6 2 (1.96%) BT
6 2 (1.96%) MicroStrategy
6 2 (1.96%) NEC
6 2 (1.96%) Progress
6 2 (1.96%) Samsung
6 2 (1.96%) Virgin Media
7 1 (0.98%) HP
7 1 (0.98%) Infoblox
7 1 (0.98%) NetHawk
7 1 (0.98%) Nokia
7 1 (0.98%) Vertica