The first table below looks at the demand for the Communications Engineer role in IT contracts advertised for the England 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 18 April 2014 with a comparison to the same period in the previous 2 years. The second table is for comparison and provides aggregates for all Job Titles advertised for the England region.

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
18 Apr 2014
Same period 2013 Same period 2012
Comms Engineer
Rank 581 490 557
Rank change year-on-year
-91 +67
Contract jobs requiring a Communications Engineer 9 13 20
As % of all contract IT jobs located in England 0.018% 0.030% 0.036%
As % of the Job Titles category 0.019% 0.033% 0.039%
Number of daily rates quoted 7 9 6
Average daily rate £325 £400 £550
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
-18.75% -27.27%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £213 £363 £188
10% offered a daily rate of more than £377 £425 £625
UK excluding London average daily rate £330 £400 £275
% change year-on-year
-17.50% +45.45%
Number of hourly rates quoted 1 0 0
Average hourly rate £46.00 - -
UK excluding London average hourly rate £46.00 - -
Job Titles Category
England
Contract IT job ads with a match in the
Job Titles category
47408 39975 51632
As % of all contract IT jobs located in England 92.36% 92.77% 92.70%
Number of daily rates quoted 29341 23493 29070
Average daily rate £396 £400 £400
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
-1.00% -
90% offered a daily rate of more than £230 £240 £240
10% offered a daily rate of more than £550 £575 £575
UK excluding London average daily rate £350 £350 £350
% change year-on-year
+0.14% -0.14%
Number of hourly rates quoted 1940 2055 2466
Average hourly rate £17.50 £18.00 £19.50
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
-2.77% -7.69%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £11.00 £11.00 £11.50
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £42.50 £40.00 £40.00
UK excluding London average hourly rate £17.00 £17.45 £19.21
% change year-on-year
-2.57% -9.16%
Communications Engineer
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Communications Engineer
Jobs Demand Trend in England

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

Communications Engineer Jobs Demand Trend in England

Communications Engineer
Daily Rate Trend in England

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

Communications Engineer Daily Rate Trend in England

Communications Engineer
Daily Rate Histogram in England

This chart provides a histogram of daily rates quoted in contract IT jobs citing Communications Engineer across the England region over the 3 months to 18 April 2014.

Communications Engineer Daily Rate Histogram in England

Communications Engineer
Hourly Rate Trend in England

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

Communications Engineer Hourly Rate Trend in England

Communications Engineer
Contract Job Locations in England

The table below looks at the demand and provides a guide to the average contractor rates quoted in IT jobs citing Communications Engineer within the England region over the 3 months to 18 April 2014. 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
(Click each for more statistics)
Rank Change
on Same Period
Last Year
Matching
Contract
IT Job Ads
Average
Daily Rate
Last 3 Months
Average Daily Rate
% Change
on Same Period
Last Year
Find
Job
Vacancies
London -28 6 £325 -18.75% 2
South East -13 1 £113 -71.87% 1
East of England -26 1 £330 -
South West - - - -
Yorkshire - - - -
Communications Engineer
UK

Communications Engineer
Top 30 Related IT Skills in England

For the 6 months to 18 April 2014, IT contractor jobs across the England 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 10 (66.67%) Cisco
2 9 (60.00%) Cisco Certification
3 8 (53.33%) WAN
4 7 (46.67%) LAN
5 6 (40.00%) Microsoft
5 6 (40.00%) Firewall
5 6 (40.00%) Cisco IOS
5 6 (40.00%) Unified Communications
5 6 (40.00%) Cisco CUCM
6 5 (33.33%) CCVP
6 5 (33.33%) Wireless
6 5 (33.33%) CCNP
7 4 (26.67%) WLAN
7 4 (26.67%) VPN
7 4 (26.67%) CheckPoint
7 4 (26.67%) VLAN
7 4 (26.67%) Speakerbus
7 4 (26.67%) HSRP
7 4 (26.67%) Root Cause Analysis
8 3 (20.00%) Network Security
8 3 (20.00%) Video Conferencing
8 3 (20.00%) Lync
8 3 (20.00%) VMware
8 3 (20.00%) Cisco ASA
8 3 (20.00%) EIGRP
8 3 (20.00%) CCNA
8 3 (20.00%) VoIP
9 2 (13.33%) MS Exchange
9 2 (13.33%) TCP/IP
9 2 (13.33%) MGCP

Communications Engineer
Top Related IT Skills in England by Category

For the 6 months to 18 April 2014, IT contractor jobs across the England 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 3 (20.00%) Lync
2 2 (13.33%) MS Exchange
3 1 (6.67%) Blackberry Enterprise Server
3 1 (6.67%) Exchange Server 2003
3 1 (6.67%) SharePoint
3 1 (6.67%) Exchange Server 2010
Applications
1 1 (6.67%) MS Excel
Cloud Services
1 1 (6.67%) Office 365
Communications & Networking
1 8 (53.33%) WAN
2 7 (46.67%) LAN
3 6 (40.00%) Firewall
3 6 (40.00%) Cisco IOS
3 6 (40.00%) Unified Communications
4 5 (33.33%) Wireless
5 4 (26.67%) WLAN
5 4 (26.67%) VPN
5 4 (26.67%) VLAN
5 4 (26.67%) HSRP
6 3 (20.00%) Network Security
6 3 (20.00%) Cisco ASA
6 3 (20.00%) EIGRP
6 3 (20.00%) VoIP
7 2 (13.33%) TCP/IP
7 2 (13.33%) MGCP
7 2 (13.33%) H.323
7 2 (13.33%) MPLS
7 2 (13.33%) OSPF
7 2 (13.33%) BGP
Database & Business Intelligence
1 1 (6.67%) Data Mining
1 1 (6.67%) SQL Server
General
1 1 (6.67%) Banking
1 1 (6.67%) Telecoms
1 1 (6.67%) Law
Miscellaneous
1 3 (20.00%) Video Conferencing
2 2 (13.33%) IVR
Operating Systems
1 1 (6.67%) Windows
1 1 (6.67%) Windows Server 2012
Processes & Methodologies
1 4 (26.67%) Root Cause Analysis
2 2 (13.33%) Network Design
2 2 (13.33%) Service Delivery
2 2 (13.33%) Change Management
2 2 (13.33%) Information Security
3 1 (6.67%) Migration
3 1 (6.67%) Technical Architecture
3 1 (6.67%) ITIL
3 1 (6.67%) WAN Optimisation
Programming Languages
1 1 (6.67%) R
Qualifications
1 9 (60.00%) Cisco Certification
2 5 (33.33%) CCVP
2 5 (33.33%) CCNP
3 3 (20.00%) CCNA
4 1 (6.67%) CCIE
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 1 (6.67%) QA
System Software
1 1 (6.67%) Microsoft Virtual Server
1 1 (6.67%) VMware Infrastructure
Systems Management
1 6 (40.00%) Cisco CUCM
2 1 (6.67%) Cisco UCCE
2 1 (6.67%) McAfee ePO
2 1 (6.67%) Symantec Enterprise Vault
2 1 (6.67%) Cisco UCCX
Vendors
1 10 (66.67%) Cisco
2 6 (40.00%) Microsoft
3 4 (26.67%) CheckPoint
3 4 (26.67%) Speakerbus
4 3 (20.00%) VMware
5 2 (13.33%) Mitel
6 1 (6.67%) Riverbed
6 1 (6.67%) Trapeze
6 1 (6.67%) McAfee
6 1 (6.67%) Symantec
6 1 (6.67%) Avaya
6 1 (6.67%) Juniper
6 1 (6.67%) Clearswift
6 1 (6.67%) Nortel
6 1 (6.67%) Polycom