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 3 months to 28 June 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
3 months to
28 Jun 2017
Same period 2016 Same period 2015
Rank 605 636 -
Rank change year-on-year +31 -  
Contract jobs citing GPON 5 15 0
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in the UK 0.011% 0.028% -
As % of the Communications & Networking category 0.078% 0.17% -
Number of daily rates quoted 0 1 0
Median daily rate - £400 -
UK excluding London median daily rate - - -
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 0 0
Median hourly rate - - -
UK excluding London median hourly rate - - -

GPON is in the communications and computer networking skills category. The next table is for comparison with the above and provides summary statistics for all contract job vacancies with a requirement for communications and computer networking skills.

Contract Communications & Computer Network Skills
UK
Contract job vacancies with a requirement for communications and computer networking skills 6449 8728 7938
As % of all contract IT job vacancies advertised in the UK 13.69% 16.21% 14.39%
Number of daily rates quoted 3818 5273 4473
Median daily rate £400 £390 £355
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +2.56% +9.85%  
90% offered a daily rate of more than £213 £240 £213
10% offered a daily rate of more than £550 £550 £500
UK excluding London median daily rate £375 £365 £340
% change year-on-year +2.73% +7.35%  
Number of hourly rates quoted 392 431 468
Median hourly rate £29.00 £28.50 £23.00
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year +1.75% +23.91%  
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £12.50 £13.00 £12.50
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £50.00 £47.83 £47.50
UK excluding London median hourly rate £30.00 £31.50 £24.00
% change year-on-year -4.76% +31.25%  

GPON
Job Vacancy Trend

The job posting trend of jobs advertised citing GPON as a proportion of all contract or permanent IT jobs with a match in the Communications & Networking category.

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 6 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 3 months to 28 June 2017. The 'Rank Change' column provides an indication of the change in demand within each location based on the same 3 month period last year.

Location Rank Change
on Same Period
Last Year
Matching
Contract
IT Job Ads
Median
Daily Rate
Last 3 Months
Median Daily Rate
% Change
on Same Period
Last Year
Live
Job
Vacancies
England +32 5 - -
South East +28 3 - -
Surrey +11 3 - -
Guildford -1 2 - -
Solihull - 1 - -
West Midlands - 1 - -

For the 6 months to 28 June 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 12 (85.71%) Telecoms
2 7 (50.00%) B2B
3 5 (35.71%) Analytical Skills
4 3 (21.43%) SLA
4 3 (21.43%) DOCSIS
4 3 (21.43%) Finance
4 3 (21.43%) VDSL
5 2 (14.29%) Network Design
5 2 (14.29%) SDH
6 1 (7.14%) VoIP
6 1 (7.14%) WAN
6 1 (7.14%) Presales
6 1 (7.14%) Virgin Media
6 1 (7.14%) Huawei
6 1 (7.14%) Degree
6 1 (7.14%) French Language
6 1 (7.14%) Selenium
6 1 (7.14%) Security Cleared
6 1 (7.14%) xDSL
6 1 (7.14%) Continuous Improvement
6 1 (7.14%) Test Strategy
6 1 (7.14%) Jenkins
6 1 (7.14%) Line Management
6 1 (7.14%) Migration
6 1 (7.14%) Agile Software Development
6 1 (7.14%) Unix
6 1 (7.14%) Windows
6 1 (7.14%) Linux
6 1 (7.14%) ADSL
6 1 (7.14%) GSM

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 3 (21.43%) DOCSIS
1 3 (21.43%) VDSL
2 2 (14.29%) SDH
3 1 (7.14%) ADSL
3 1 (7.14%) DSL
3 1 (7.14%) DSLAM
3 1 (7.14%) DWDM
3 1 (7.14%) GSM
3 1 (7.14%) LAN
3 1 (7.14%) PSTN
3 1 (7.14%) VoIP
3 1 (7.14%) WAN
3 1 (7.14%) xDSL
Development Applications
1 1 (7.14%) Jenkins
1 1 (7.14%) Selenium
General
1 12 (85.71%) Telecoms
2 3 (21.43%) Finance
3 1 (7.14%) Back Office
3 1 (7.14%) French Language
3 1 (7.14%) Front Office
Job Titles
1 3 (21.43%) Quantity Surveyor
2 1 (7.14%) Analyst
2 1 (7.14%) Network Engineer
2 1 (7.14%) Test Analyst
Miscellaneous
1 5 (35.71%) Analytical Skills
Operating Systems
1 1 (7.14%) Linux
1 1 (7.14%) Unix
1 1 (7.14%) Windows
Processes & Methodologies
1 7 (50.00%) B2B
2 2 (14.29%) Network Design
3 1 (7.14%) Agile Software Development
3 1 (7.14%) Continuous Improvement
3 1 (7.14%) Line Management
3 1 (7.14%) Migration
3 1 (7.14%) Presales
3 1 (7.14%) Test Strategy
Qualifications
1 1 (7.14%) CCNP
1 1 (7.14%) Cisco Certification
1 1 (7.14%) Degree
1 1 (7.14%) Security Cleared
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 3 (21.43%) SLA
Vendors
1 1 (7.14%) BT
1 1 (7.14%) Cisco
1 1 (7.14%) Ericsson
1 1 (7.14%) Huawei
1 1 (7.14%) Juniper
1 1 (7.14%) Microsoft
1 1 (7.14%) Virgin Media