Rwanda has a population of approximately 11.3 million people which is dominated by young people with a median age of 19 years and a population growth rate of 2.6%. The GDP of the economy is 4,685 Billion Rwanda Francs (at constant 2011 prices) with an average growth rate of 7.12% over the last 5 years.

Labour force profile in ICT sector

The ICT sector in Rwanda has 13 principal activities. The Movie/Film Casting establishments are dominant constituting 36.4% followed by Cyber Café with constituting 12.4% of the total establishments in the sector. Other activities include trade in computer and telecommunication equipment, telecommunication services, data processing, hosting & related activities – Web portal, repair of computers/communication equipment, and photo studios, computer programming, consultancy and related activities, and software development / publishing (development) among others. The ICT establishments in the private sector had 2,007 labor units employed as Managers, Professionals (Engineers), Liberal Professionals, Technicians and Artisans. The managers constituted 26.7% of the workforce, and the largest cadre in the sector, although this is biased upwards by the large number of owner-managers of micro-enterprises. Skilled ICT staff (Professionals and Technicians) accounted for just 23.2% of the total occupations in the sector. The large proportion of managerial and non-technical staff in the sector reflects that the sector is mostly engaged in selling and distribution of hardware and software. In total 19.8% of all employees were women, and 7.5% of all employees were expatriates constituting of 9.9% of total labor units.

1. Managers: Existing Women Expatriates
Managers (senior management) 4494041
ICT services managers 88613
2. ICT ScientistsProfessionals: Existing Women Expatriates

Software/Applications developers & analysts

(incl. web and multimedia developers, applications programmers & related functions

Database specialists and systems administrators 44159
ICT Network and hardware professionals 41137
ICT sales professionals 2356
ICT Trainers 6357
ICT Electronic/Electronics Engineers and Telecommunications Engineers 126220
3. ICT Technicians: Existing Women Expatriates
ICT operations and user support technicians 7971
Web technicians 2200
Applications development and testing technicians 600
Communications/telecommunications engineering/installers/repairs technicians 1900
ICT electronic and related technicians 2102
4. Liberal Professionals: Existing Women Expatriates
Finance Professionals (Accountants, Financial analysts, Investment Advisors) 90325
Administration Professionals (Management, HR etc) 1112211
Sales Marketing and Public Relations Professionals 1393914
Lawyers 1050
Science and Engineering Associate Professionals 521
Business and Administration Associate Professionals (finance, HR, sales & marketing) 313
Other Associate Professional (health workers, security, and paralegals) 511717
5. Artisans Existing Women Expatriates
Clerical Support workers (Secretarial, Clerical and other office workers) 138432
Customer service occupation (sales staff, retail cashiers, showroom attendants) 198760
Skilled Craftsmen/Artisans/Tradesmen (electricians, carpenters, masons, motor mechanics, plumbers) 13091
Plant Operators (incl. drivers, sorters, packers, drivers) 3925

Elementary occupations

(unskilled workers, messengers, cleaners, gardeners, security guards, waiters, and kitchen assistants)