The table below looks at the statistics for the Communications Engineer role in IT contracts advertised for the Berkshire region. Included is a guide to the average contractor rates offered in IT contracts that have cited Communications Engineer in their job title over the 3 months to 30 January 2015 with a comparison to the same period in the previous 2 years.

Note that daily contractor rates and hourly contractor rates are treated separately. When calculating average contractor rates, daily rates are not derived from quoted hourly rates or vice versa.

Location
3 months to
30 Jan 2015
Same period 2014 Same period 2013
Comms Engineer
Rank 125 128 -
Rank change year-on-year
+3 -
Contract jobs requiring a Communications Engineer 2 2 0
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Berkshire 0.076% 0.077% -
As % of the Job Titles category 0.084% 0.085% -
Number of daily rates quoted 1 0 0
Average daily rate
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£400 - -
UK excluding London average daily rate £400 - -
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 0 0
Average hourly rate - - -
UK excluding London average hourly rate £13.00 - -
Communications Engineer
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The following table is for comparison with the above and provides statistics for the entire Job Titles category in contract jobs advertised in the Berkshire region. Most job vacancies include a discernible job title. As such the figures in the first row provide an indication of the total number of contract jobs in the overall sample.

Job Titles Category
Berkshire
Contract IT job ads with a match in the
Job Titles category
2367 2350 1945
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Berkshire 89.46% 90.35% 91.53%
Number of daily rates quoted 1197 1182 813
Average daily rate £400 £385 £350
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+3.89% +10.00%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £225 £225 £225
10% offered a daily rate of more than £550 £505 £485
UK excluding London average daily rate £375 £350 £350
% change year-on-year
+7.14% -
Number of hourly rates quoted 58 102 113
Average hourly rate £17.25 £17.50 £18.00
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
-1.42% -2.77%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £11.50 £12.50 £12.50
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £42.50 £27.50 £45.50
UK excluding London average hourly rate £16.16 £16.50 £17.50
% change year-on-year
-2.06% -5.71%

Communications Engineer
Jobs Demand Trend in Berkshire

This chart provides a 3-month moving total of IT contractor jobs citing Communications Engineer in the job title across the Berkshire region as a proportion of the total demand within the Job Titles category.

Communications Engineer Jobs Demand Trend in Berkshire

Communications Engineer
Daily Rate Trend in Berkshire

This chart provides the 3-month moving average for daily rates quoted in IT contract jobs citing Communications Engineer across the Berkshire region.

Communications Engineer Daily Rate Trend in Berkshire

Communications Engineer
Hourly Rate Trend in Berkshire

This chart provides the 3-month moving average for hourly rates quoted in IT contractor jobs citing Communications Engineer across the Berkshire region.

Communications Engineer Hourly Rate Trend in Berkshire

Communications Engineer
Top 13 Related IT Skills in Berkshire

For the 6 months to 30 January 2015, IT contractor jobs across the Berkshire region that cited Communications Engineer in their job title mentioned the following IT skills in order of popularity. The figures indicate the number of jobs and their proportion against the total number of contract IT job ads sampled with Communications Engineer in their job title.

1 2 (100.00%) Cisco
1 2 (100.00%) Lync
1 2 (100.00%) Unified Communications
2 1 (50.00%) Cisco CUCM
2 1 (50.00%) MS Excel
2 1 (50.00%) Microsoft
2 1 (50.00%) Cisco Certification
2 1 (50.00%) MGCP
2 1 (50.00%) Firewall
2 1 (50.00%) Telecoms
2 1 (50.00%) XMPP
2 1 (50.00%) Degree
2 1 (50.00%) Cisco ASA

Communications Engineer
Top Related IT Skills in Berkshire by Category

For the 6 months to 30 January 2015, IT contractor jobs across the Berkshire region that cited Communications Engineer in their job title mentioned the following IT skills grouped by category. The figures indicate the number of jobs and their proportion against the total number of contract IT job ads sampled with Communications Engineer in their job title. Up to 20 skills are shown per category.

Application Platforms
1 2 (100.00%) Lync
Applications
1 1 (50.00%) MS Excel
Communications & Networking
1 2 (100.00%) Unified Communications
2 1 (50.00%) MGCP
2 1 (50.00%) Firewall
2 1 (50.00%) Cisco ASA
General
1 1 (50.00%) Telecoms
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 1 (50.00%) XMPP
Qualifications
1 1 (50.00%) Cisco Certification
1 1 (50.00%) Degree
Systems Management
1 1 (50.00%) Cisco CUCM
Vendors
1 2 (100.00%) Cisco
2 1 (50.00%) Microsoft
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