Period
to 15 October 2019

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 15 October 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
England > South East
6 months to
15 Oct 2019
Same period 2018 Same period 2017
Rank 264 357 369
Rank change year-on-year +93 +12 +4
Contract jobs citing 5G 82 27 6
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in the South East 0.59% 0.16% 0.037%
As % of the Communications & Networking category 3.24% 1.02% 0.21%
Number of daily rates quoted 21 4 0
South East median daily rate £363 £369 -
Median daily rate % change year-on-year -1.69% - -
England median daily rate £406 £375 £369
% change year-on-year +8.33% +1.69% -22.37%
Number of hourly rates quoted 2 1 0
South East median hourly rate £46.25 £47.50 -
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year -2.63% - -
England median hourly rate £44.00 £49.00 £24.98
% change year-on-year -10.20% +96.16% -0.08%

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 2,531 2,653 2,807
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in the South East 18.18% 16.13% 17.39%
Number of daily rates quoted 1,423 1,398 1,558
South East median daily rate £408 £400 £400
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +1.88% - +6.67%
10th Percentile £207 £205 £200
90th Percentile £575 £575 £550
England median daily rate £425 £425 £405
% change year-on-year - +4.94% +1.25%
Number of hourly rates quoted 139 120 155
South East median hourly rate £40.00 £25.00 £17.50
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year +60.00% +42.86% -29.01%
10th Percentile £12.46 £12.75 £12.00
90th Percentile £82.50 £53.87 £46.10
England median hourly rate £27.50 £20.00 £18.70
% change year-on-year +37.50% +6.95% -16.89%

5G
Job Vacancy Trend in the South East

Job postings citing 5G as a percentage 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

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

Contractor daily rate trend for 5G in the South East

5G
Contractor Daily Rate Histogram in the South East

The daily rate distribution of IT jobs citing 5G in the South East over the 6 months to 15 October 2019.

Contractor daily rate histogram for 5G in the South East

5G
Contractor Hourly Rate Trend in the South East

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

Contractor hourly rate trend 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 15 October 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
Thames Valley +71 75 £363 -1.69% 10
Berkshire +50 74 £363 -1.69% 9
Surrey +40 4 £400 - 1
Hampshire +5 2 £425 - 1
Oxfordshire - 1 £313 - 1
5G
England

For the 6 months to 15 October 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 South East region with a requirement for 5G.

1 52 (63.41%) 4G
2 51 (62.20%) Telecoms
3 33 (40.24%) 3G
4 29 (35.37%) 2G
5 27 (32.93%) Radio Access Network
6 26 (31.71%) Huawei
7 25 (30.49%) Stakeholder Management
8 17 (20.73%) Project Management
8 17 (20.73%) PRINCE2
8 17 (20.73%) LTE
9 16 (19.51%) Critical Success Factor
10 15 (18.29%) PMI
10 15 (18.29%) PMI Certification
11 14 (17.07%) 2.5G
11 14 (17.07%) PRINCE2 Practitioner
12 12 (14.63%) Programme Management
13 11 (13.41%) Management Information System
13 11 (13.41%) Wireless
13 11 (13.41%) Configuration Management
13 11 (13.41%) Problem-Solving
14 10 (12.20%) Change Control
14 10 (12.20%) Risk Management
14 10 (12.20%) Degree
15 8 (9.76%) Samsung
16 7 (8.54%) Continuous Improvement
16 7 (8.54%) GSM
16 7 (8.54%) WCDMA
16 7 (8.54%) RNC
16 7 (8.54%) Finance
17 6 (7.32%) Software Engineering

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:

Application Platforms
1 2 (2.44%) OpenStack
1 2 (2.44%) SharePoint
2 1 (1.22%) SAS
Applications
1 5 (6.10%) Microsoft Excel
2 4 (4.88%) Microsoft PowerPoint
3 2 (2.44%) Microsoft Office
4 1 (1.22%) SPSS
Business Applications
1 1 (1.22%) Dynamics CRM
1 1 (1.22%) Dynamics NAV
Cloud Services
1 3 (3.66%) Azure
2 1 (1.22%) AWS
2 1 (1.22%) GCP
2 1 (1.22%) IaaS
2 1 (1.22%) Office 365
2 1 (1.22%) Virtual Private Cloud
Communications & Networking
1 52 (63.41%) 4G
2 33 (40.24%) 3G
3 29 (35.37%) 2G
4 27 (32.93%) Radio Access Network
5 17 (20.73%) LTE
6 14 (17.07%) 2.5G
7 11 (13.41%) Wireless
8 7 (8.54%) GSM
8 7 (8.54%) RNC
8 7 (8.54%) WCDMA
9 6 (7.32%) Broadband
10 4 (4.88%) Firewall
10 4 (4.88%) Internet
10 4 (4.88%) Network Security
11 3 (3.66%) Ethernet
11 3 (3.66%) VPN
12 2 (2.44%) LAN
12 2 (2.44%) UMTS
12 2 (2.44%) WAN
12 2 (2.44%) Wi-Fi
Database & Business Intelligence
1 3 (3.66%) Hadoop
2 1 (1.22%) Big Data
2 1 (1.22%) DB2
2 1 (1.22%) Oracle Exadata
2 1 (1.22%) Oracle Reports
General
1 51 (62.20%) Telecoms
2 7 (8.54%) Finance
3 3 (3.66%) Billing
3 3 (3.66%) Marketing
4 2 (2.44%) Law
5 1 (1.22%) Banking
5 1 (1.22%) Investment Banking
5 1 (1.22%) Legal
5 1 (1.22%) Multimedia
Job Titles
1 22 (26.83%) Project Manager
2 8 (9.76%) Architect
2 8 (9.76%) OSS Project Manager
2 8 (9.76%) Radio Engineer
3 7 (8.54%) RF Engineer
4 5 (6.10%) Governance Manager
4 5 (6.10%) Project Governance Manager
5 3 (3.66%) 4G Engineer
5 3 (3.66%) Build Manager
5 3 (3.66%) Embedded Engineer
5 3 (3.66%) Embedded Software Engineer
5 3 (3.66%) Radio Planner
5 3 (3.66%) RAN Engineer
5 3 (3.66%) Software Engineer
5 3 (3.66%) Telecoms Manager
5 3 (3.66%) Voice Project Manager
6 2 (2.44%) Author
6 2 (2.44%) IT Manager
6 2 (2.44%) Network Security Engineer
6 2 (2.44%) Technical Architect
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 2 (2.44%) Kafka
2 1 (1.22%) Web Services
Miscellaneous
1 15 (18.29%) PMI
2 11 (13.41%) Management Information System
3 3 (3.66%) Handset
3 3 (3.66%) Self-Motivation
3 3 (3.66%) Virtual Team
4 2 (2.44%) Cyberattack
4 2 (2.44%) Cybercrime
5 1 (1.22%) Analytical Skills
5 1 (1.22%) CAN bus
5 1 (1.22%) Fibre Optics
5 1 (1.22%) Internet of Things
5 1 (1.22%) Public Cloud
Operating Systems
1 3 (3.66%) Linux
2 2 (2.44%) Embedded Linux
Processes & Methodologies
1 25 (30.49%) Stakeholder Management
2 17 (20.73%) PRINCE2
2 17 (20.73%) Project Management
3 16 (19.51%) Critical Success Factor
4 12 (14.63%) Programme Management
5 11 (13.41%) Configuration Management
5 11 (13.41%) Problem-Solving
6 10 (12.20%) Change Control
6 10 (12.20%) Risk Management
7 7 (8.54%) Continuous Improvement
8 6 (7.32%) Software Engineering
9 5 (6.10%) Agile Software Development
9 5 (6.10%) Dependency Management
9 5 (6.10%) ITIL
9 5 (6.10%) Project Delivery
9 5 (6.10%) Service Delivery
10 4 (4.88%) Capacity Management
10 4 (4.88%) Cybersecurity
10 4 (4.88%) Decision-Making
10 4 (4.88%) Programme Governance
Programming Languages
1 4 (4.88%) SQL
2 3 (3.66%) C
3 2 (2.44%) Embedded C
4 1 (1.22%) Bash Shell
4 1 (1.22%) C++
4 1 (1.22%) Embedded C++
4 1 (1.22%) Python
4 1 (1.22%) R
4 1 (1.22%) Shell Script
4 1 (1.22%) VB
Qualifications
1 15 (18.29%) PMI Certification
2 14 (17.07%) PRINCE2 Practitioner
3 10 (12.20%) Degree
4 2 (2.44%) CEH
4 2 (2.44%) CISA
4 2 (2.44%) CISM
4 2 (2.44%) CISSP
4 2 (2.44%) CompTIA Security+
4 2 (2.44%) PMP
4 2 (2.44%) PRINCE2 Certification
5 1 (1.22%) CCNA
5 1 (1.22%) CCNP
5 1 (1.22%) Cisco Certification
5 1 (1.22%) Computer Science Degree
5 1 (1.22%) ITIL Certification
5 1 (1.22%) Master's Degree
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 3 (3.66%) PMO
2 2 (2.44%) SLA
3 1 (1.22%) ISO/IEC 27001
System Software
1 1 (1.22%) Docker
Systems Management
1 1 (1.22%) Ansible
1 1 (1.22%) Kubernetes
1 1 (1.22%) Opscode Chef
1 1 (1.22%) Puppet
Vendors
1 26 (31.71%) Huawei
2 8 (9.76%) Samsung
3 6 (7.32%) Ericsson
3 6 (7.32%) Mapinfo
4 4 (4.88%) Microsoft
5 3 (3.66%) Nokia
5 3 (3.66%) Nokia Networks
6 2 (2.44%) Anite
6 2 (2.44%) BT
6 2 (2.44%) Keysight
6 2 (2.44%) Remedy
7 1 (1.22%) Amdocs
7 1 (1.22%) Cisco
7 1 (1.22%) IBM
7 1 (1.22%) Oracle