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 22 March 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.

3 months to
22 Mar 2017
Same period 2016 Same period 2015
Gigabit-Capable Passive Optical Network (G-PON)
UK
Rank 578 625 593
Rank change year-on-year +47 -32  
Contract jobs citing GPON 8 5 19
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in the UK 0.018% 0.009% 0.036%
As % of the Communications & Networking category 0.12% 0.064% 0.25%
Number of daily rates quoted 1 1 17
Median daily rate £300 £300 £290
Median daily rate % change year-on-year - +3.44%  
UK excluding London median daily rate £300 £300 £290
% change year-on-year - +3.44%  
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 6502 7774 7741
As % of all contract IT job vacancies advertised in the UK 14.64% 14.72% 14.82%
Number of daily rates quoted 4001 4619 4207
Median daily rate £400 £385 £365
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +3.89% +5.47%  
90% offered a daily rate of more than £237 £235 £203
10% offered a daily rate of more than £550 £550 £500
UK excluding London median daily rate £375 £363 £347
% change year-on-year +3.44% +4.32%  
Number of hourly rates quoted 353 337 430
Median hourly rate £25.00 £30.00 £26.00
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year -16.66% +15.38%  
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £12.50 £13.00 £13.00
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £50.00 £50.00 £46.08
UK excluding London median hourly rate £23.95 £37.00 £27.50
% change year-on-year -35.27% +34.54%  

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 8 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 22 March 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 +52 8 £300 -
South East - 7 £300 -
Surrey - 6 - -
Guildford - 5 - -
Chichester - 1 £300 -
West Sussex - 1 £300 -
Solihull - 1 - -
West Midlands - 1 - -

GPON
Top 30 Related IT Skills

For the 6 months to 22 March 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 30 (90.91%) Telecoms
2 11 (33.33%) xDSL
2 11 (33.33%) ADSL
2 11 (33.33%) GSM
2 11 (33.33%) LAN
2 11 (33.33%) PSTN
2 11 (33.33%) SDH
2 11 (33.33%) WAN
2 11 (33.33%) Cisco
2 11 (33.33%) Juniper
2 11 (33.33%) DWDM
3 7 (21.21%) Degree
4 6 (18.18%) Network Design
5 5 (15.15%) Security Cleared
5 5 (15.15%) Finance
5 5 (15.15%) B2B
6 4 (12.12%) DSLAM
6 4 (12.12%) GIS
6 4 (12.12%) Analytical Skills
6 4 (12.12%) Presales
7 3 (9.09%) sed
7 3 (9.09%) Migration
7 3 (9.09%) Project Management
7 3 (9.09%) CAD
7 3 (9.09%) Ericsson
8 2 (6.06%) BT
8 2 (6.06%) SLA
8 2 (6.06%) VDSL
8 2 (6.06%) DOCSIS
9 1 (3.03%) Huawei

GPON
Top Related 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:

Applications
1 1 (3.03%) AutoCAD
Communications & Networking
1 11 (33.33%) ADSL
1 11 (33.33%) DWDM
1 11 (33.33%) GSM
1 11 (33.33%) LAN
1 11 (33.33%) PSTN
1 11 (33.33%) SDH
1 11 (33.33%) WAN
1 11 (33.33%) xDSL
2 4 (12.12%) DSLAM
3 2 (6.06%) DOCSIS
3 2 (6.06%) VDSL
Database & Business Intelligence
1 4 (12.12%) GIS
General
1 30 (90.91%) Telecoms
2 5 (15.15%) Finance
Job Titles
1 8 (24.24%) Quantity Surveyor
2 2 (6.06%) Network Support
2 2 (6.06%) NOC Engineer
2 2 (6.06%) Technical Support
2 2 (6.06%) Telecoms Engineer
3 1 (3.03%) Designer
3 1 (3.03%) Radio Engineer
3 1 (3.03%) Telecoms Quantity Surveyor
Miscellaneous
1 4 (12.12%) Analytical Skills
Processes & Methodologies
1 6 (18.18%) Network Design
2 5 (15.15%) B2B
3 4 (12.12%) Presales
4 3 (9.09%) CAD
4 3 (9.09%) Migration
4 3 (9.09%) Project Management
5 1 (3.03%) Continuous Improvement
5 1 (3.03%) Line Management
Programming Languages
1 3 (9.09%) sed
Qualifications
1 7 (21.21%) Degree
2 5 (15.15%) Security Cleared
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 2 (6.06%) SLA
Vendors
1 11 (33.33%) Cisco
1 11 (33.33%) Juniper
2 3 (9.09%) Ericsson
3 2 (6.06%) BT
4 1 (3.03%) Huawei
4 1 (3.03%) Virgin Media