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.

Skills gaps in ICT sector

Skills Gaps: - The ICT establishments in the private sector has a skills gaps of 940 labor units comprising of 34.5% in ICT managers, 8.9% ICT scientists professionals and 7.7% ICT technicians. Liberal professionals and Artisans represented 18.3% and 30.4% of overall skills gaps. The existing employees in the sector also need training in soft (qualitative) skills like leadership, business communication, PR and innovation.

1. Managers Proficiency Gap Expatriatesvacancy
Managers (senior management excluding supervisors 130410
ICT services managers 71130
2. ICT Scientists Professionals Proficiency Gap ExpatriatesVacancy
Software/Applications developers & analysts (incl. web and multimedia developers, applications programmers & related functions 006
Database specialists and systems administrators 1194
ICT Network and hardware professionals 2874
ICT Electronic/Electronic Engineers and Telecommunication Engineers 0011
ICT sales professionals 0616
ICT Trainers 587-
3. ICT Technicians Proficiency Gap Expatriatesvacancy
ICT operations and user support technicians 13125
Web technicians 160-
Applications development and testing technicians 00-
Communications/telecommunications engineering/installers/repairs technicians 80-
ICT electronic and related technicians 72-
3. Liberal Professions Proficiency Gap Expatriatesvacancy
Other Engineers (civil, mechanical, electrical, chemical) 1- -
Finance Professionals (Accountants, Financial analysts, Investment Advisors) 7255
Administration Professionals (Management, HR etc) 0118
Sales Marketing and Public Relations Professionals 014-
Lawyers 002
Other Liberal professionals (health workers, security, paralegals) 00-
Science and Engineering Associate Professionals 31-
Business and Administration Associate Professionals (finance, HR, sales &marketing) 03-
Other non-ICT Technicians 617-
3. Artisans Proficiency Gap Expatriatesvacancy
Clerical Support workers (Secretarial, Clerical and other office workers) 362-
Customer service occupation (sales staff, retail cashiers, showroom attendants) 740-
Skilled Craftsmen/Artisans(ICT craft-men, electricians, mechanics) 981-
Plant Operators (incl. drivers, sorters, packers, drivers) 285-
Elementary occupations (unskilled workers, messengers, cleaners, gardeners, security guards, waiters, kitchen assistants) 400-