Period
to 22 November 2017

The following table provides summary statistics for contract job vacancies with a requirement for GPON skills. Included is a benchmarking guide to the contractor rates offered in vacancies that have cited GPON over the 6 months to 22 November 2017 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.

Gigabit-Capable Passive Optical Network (G-PON)
UK
6 months to
22 Nov 2017
Same period 2016 Same period 2015
Rank 874 854 897
Rank change year-on-year -20 +43 -27
Contract jobs citing GPON 10 45 7
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in the UK 0.010% 0.043% 0.006%
As % of the Communications & Networking category 0.071% 0.28% 0.045%
Number of daily rates quoted 6 10 2
UK median daily rate £268 £288 £293
Median daily rate % change year-on-year -6.96% -1.71% -26.88%
10th Percentile £230 £260 £267
90th Percentile £294 £319 £312
UK excluding London median daily rate £268 £275 £293
% change year-on-year -2.73% -5.98% -26.88%
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 0 0
UK median hourly rate - - -
UK excluding London median hourly rate - - -

GPON 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 with a requirement for communications or computer networking skills.

All Communications and Computer Networking Skills
UK
Contract vacancies with a requirement for communications or computer networking skills 14146 16349 15656
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in the UK 13.71% 15.51% 13.88%
Number of daily rates quoted 8603 9874 9060
UK median daily rate £400 £400 £388
Median daily rate % change year-on-year - +3.23% +3.33%
10th Percentile £181 £214 £213
90th Percentile £588 £575 £550
UK excluding London median daily rate £375 £375 £363
% change year-on-year - +3.45% +3.57%
Number of hourly rates quoted 746 834 1012
UK median hourly rate £19.00 £23.88 £20.71
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year -20.42% +15.31% +3.53%
10th Percentile £11.15 £11.72 £11.00
90th Percentile £46.82 £48.00 £46.00
UK excluding London median hourly rate £18.04 £25.00 £20.97
% change year-on-year -27.84% +19.23% +4.84%

GPON
Job Vacancy Trend

Job postings citing GPON as a percentage of all IT jobs advertised.

Job vacancy trend for GPON in the UK

GPON
Contractor Daily Rate Trend

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

Contractor daily rate trend for GPON in the UK

GPON
Top 7 Contract Locations

The table below looks at the demand and provides a guide to the median contractor rates quoted in IT jobs citing GPON within the UK over the 6 months to 22 November 2017. 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
UK excluding London +24 10 £268 -2.73%
England -10 10 £268 -2.73%
South East 0 6 £265 -3.64%
West Midlands - 3 - -
Midlands - 3 - -
North West - 1 £313 -
North of England - 1 £313 -

For the 6 months to 22 November 2017, IT contractor jobs citing GPON also mentioned the following skills in order of popularity. The figures indicate the number co-occurrences and its proportion to all contract ads with a requirement for GPON.

1 9 (90.00%) Telecoms
2 5 (50.00%) DOCSIS
2 5 (50.00%) VDSL
2 5 (50.00%) Line Management
3 4 (40.00%) Analytical Skills
4 3 (30.00%) B2B
5 2 (20.00%) SLA
5 2 (20.00%) Unix
5 2 (20.00%) Windows
5 2 (20.00%) Linux
5 2 (20.00%) Active Listening
5 2 (20.00%) SDH
5 2 (20.00%) VoIP
5 2 (20.00%) Continuous Improvement
6 1 (10.00%) Test Strategy
6 1 (10.00%) Jenkins
6 1 (10.00%) WAN
6 1 (10.00%) Network Design
6 1 (10.00%) Selenium
6 1 (10.00%) Security Cleared
6 1 (10.00%) xDSL
6 1 (10.00%) Windows Server
6 1 (10.00%) LAN
6 1 (10.00%) Cisco
6 1 (10.00%) Microsoft
6 1 (10.00%) Juniper
6 1 (10.00%) Ericsson
6 1 (10.00%) DWDM
6 1 (10.00%) DSL
6 1 (10.00%) Change Management

GPON
Co-occurring IT Skills 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:

Communications & Networking
1 5 (50.00%) DOCSIS
1 5 (50.00%) VDSL
2 2 (20.00%) SDH
2 2 (20.00%) VoIP
3 1 (10.00%) DSL
3 1 (10.00%) DWDM
3 1 (10.00%) LAN
3 1 (10.00%) WAN
3 1 (10.00%) xDSL
Development Applications
1 1 (10.00%) Jenkins
1 1 (10.00%) Selenium
General
1 9 (90.00%) Telecoms
2 1 (10.00%) Back Office
2 1 (10.00%) Finance
2 1 (10.00%) Front Office
Job Titles
1 1 (10.00%) Analyst
1 1 (10.00%) Designer
1 1 (10.00%) Test Analyst
Miscellaneous
1 4 (40.00%) Analytical Skills
Operating Systems
1 2 (20.00%) Linux
1 2 (20.00%) Unix
1 2 (20.00%) Windows
2 1 (10.00%) Windows Server
Processes & Methodologies
1 5 (50.00%) Line Management
2 3 (30.00%) B2B
3 2 (20.00%) Active Listening
3 2 (20.00%) Continuous Improvement
4 1 (10.00%) Agile Software Development
4 1 (10.00%) Change Management
4 1 (10.00%) Network Design
4 1 (10.00%) Test Strategy
4 1 (10.00%) Validation
Qualifications
1 1 (10.00%) Security Cleared
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 2 (20.00%) SLA
Vendors
1 1 (10.00%) Cisco
1 1 (10.00%) Ericsson
1 1 (10.00%) Juniper
1 1 (10.00%) Microsoft