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 29 July 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
29 Jul 2014
Same period 2013 Same period 2012
Comms Engineer
Rank 548 548 553
Rank change year-on-year
0 +5
Contract jobs requiring a Communications Engineer 14 6 9
As % of all contract IT jobs located in England 0.028% 0.013% 0.017%
As % of the Job Titles category 0.031% 0.014% 0.018%
Number of daily rates quoted 3 3 5
Average daily rate
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£325 £375 £175
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
-13.33% +114.28%
UK excluding London average daily rate £140 £225 £175
% change year-on-year
-37.77% +28.57%
Number of hourly rates quoted 1 2 0
Average hourly rate £35.00 £40.00 -
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
-12.50% -
UK excluding London average hourly rate £35.00 £40.00 -
% change year-on-year
-12.50% -
Job Titles Category
England
Contract IT job ads with a match in the
Job Titles category
45617 43185 49090
As % of all contract IT jobs located in England 92.47% 92.64% 92.56%
Number of daily rates quoted 28196 25932 28031
Average daily rate £400 £400 £395
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
- +1.26%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £225 £238 £240
10% offered a daily rate of more than £550 £575 £575
UK excluding London average daily rate £350 £350 £350
Number of hourly rates quoted 1837 1975 2545
Average hourly rate £16.50 £18.00 £19.50
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
-8.33% -7.69%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £10.50 £11.00 £11.50
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £37.50 £40.00 £40.00
UK excluding London average hourly rate £16.50 £17.00 £18.50
% change year-on-year
-2.94% -8.10%
Communications Engineer
UK

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
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 29 July 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
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statistics and historical trends)
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
Live
Job
Vacancies
London +3 9 £325 -16.12% 1
Yorkshire - 2 - -
West Midlands - 2 £325 -
South East -10 1 - -
East of England - - - -
East Midlands - - - -
North West - - - -
Communications Engineer
UK

Communications Engineer
Top 30 Related IT Skills in England

For the 6 months to 29 July 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 (43.48%) Cisco Certification
1 10 (43.48%) Unified Communications
2 8 (34.78%) Cisco
2 8 (34.78%) Microsoft
3 7 (30.43%) Service Delivery
3 7 (30.43%) Telecoms
4 6 (26.09%) CCNP
4 6 (26.09%) Cisco IOS
4 6 (26.09%) Lync
5 5 (21.74%) IP Telephony
5 5 (21.74%) Cisco CUCM
5 5 (21.74%) CCNA
5 5 (21.74%) WAN
5 5 (21.74%) LAN
5 5 (21.74%) CCVP
5 5 (21.74%) Wireless
6 4 (17.39%) Firewall
6 4 (17.39%) Finance
6 4 (17.39%) VPN
6 4 (17.39%) PBX
6 4 (17.39%) Windows
6 4 (17.39%) MS Excel
6 4 (17.39%) SQL Server
6 4 (17.39%) WLAN
6 4 (17.39%) Speakerbus
6 4 (17.39%) Root Cause Analysis
7 3 (13.04%) Acme Packet
7 3 (13.04%) VLAN
7 3 (13.04%) Cisco ASA
7 3 (13.04%) QA

Communications Engineer
Top Related IT Skills in England by Category

For the 6 months to 29 July 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 6 (26.09%) Lync
2 2 (8.70%) MS Exchange
3 1 (4.35%) Office Communications Server
3 1 (4.35%) Exchange Server 2010
Applications
1 4 (17.39%) MS Excel
2 1 (4.35%) MS PowerPoint
2 1 (4.35%) MS Office
Cloud Services
1 1 (4.35%) Office 365
Communications & Networking
1 10 (43.48%) Unified Communications
2 6 (26.09%) Cisco IOS
3 5 (21.74%) IP Telephony
3 5 (21.74%) Wireless
3 5 (21.74%) LAN
3 5 (21.74%) WAN
4 4 (17.39%) WLAN
4 4 (17.39%) PBX
4 4 (17.39%) VPN
4 4 (17.39%) Firewall
5 3 (13.04%) TCP/IP
5 3 (13.04%) EIGRP
5 3 (13.04%) VLAN
5 3 (13.04%) Network Security
5 3 (13.04%) Cisco ASA
5 3 (13.04%) HSRP
6 2 (8.70%) PABX
6 2 (8.70%) MPLS
7 1 (4.35%) OSPF
7 1 (4.35%) BGP
Database & Business Intelligence
1 4 (17.39%) SQL Server
2 1 (4.35%) Data Mining
General
1 7 (30.43%) Telecoms
2 4 (17.39%) Finance
3 1 (4.35%) Automotive
3 1 (4.35%) Banking
3 1 (4.35%) Electronics
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 3 (13.04%) .NET
2 1 (4.35%) J2EE
2 1 (4.35%) .NET Framework
2 1 (4.35%) HTML5
2 1 (4.35%) HTML
Miscellaneous
1 3 (13.04%) Clustering
1 3 (13.04%) Video Conferencing
2 2 (8.70%) IVR
3 1 (4.35%) CMDB
3 1 (4.35%) Blackberry
3 1 (4.35%) Management Information System
3 1 (4.35%) Telematics
Operating Systems
1 4 (17.39%) Windows
2 3 (13.04%) Solaris
3 1 (4.35%) Windows Server 2008
3 1 (4.35%) Windows Server 2012
Processes & Methodologies
1 7 (30.43%) Service Delivery
2 4 (17.39%) Root Cause Analysis
3 3 (13.04%) Integration Testing
3 3 (13.04%) Change Management
4 2 (8.70%) Information Security
4 2 (8.70%) ITIL
4 2 (8.70%) Service Management
4 2 (8.70%) Network Monitoring
5 1 (4.35%) Capacity Management
5 1 (4.35%) WAN Optimisation
5 1 (4.35%) Six Sigma
5 1 (4.35%) Continuous Improvement
5 1 (4.35%) Network Design
5 1 (4.35%) Technical Architecture
5 1 (4.35%) Load Balancing
5 1 (4.35%) Use Case
5 1 (4.35%) Validation
5 1 (4.35%) Migration
5 1 (4.35%) DMAIC
Programming Languages
1 3 (13.04%) Java
1 3 (13.04%) Perl
2 2 (8.70%) SQL
3 1 (4.35%) Shell Script
3 1 (4.35%) PowerShell
Qualifications
1 10 (43.48%) Cisco Certification
2 6 (26.09%) CCNP
3 5 (21.74%) CCNA
3 5 (21.74%) CCVP
4 2 (8.70%) ITIL Foundation Certificate
4 2 (8.70%) Avaya Certification
5 1 (4.35%) CCIE
5 1 (4.35%) Degree
5 1 (4.35%) Security Cleared
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 3 (13.04%) QA
System Software
1 1 (4.35%) Active Directory
1 1 (4.35%) Microsoft Virtual Server
1 1 (4.35%) VMware Infrastructure
Systems Management
1 5 (21.74%) Cisco CUCM
2 1 (4.35%) McAfee ePO
2 1 (4.35%) Cisco UCCX
Vendors
1 8 (34.78%) Cisco
1 8 (34.78%) Microsoft
2 4 (17.39%) Speakerbus
3 3 (13.04%) Avaya
3 3 (13.04%) CheckPoint
3 3 (13.04%) Bloomberg
3 3 (13.04%) Acme Packet
4 1 (4.35%) McAfee
4 1 (4.35%) VMware
4 1 (4.35%) Polycom
4 1 (4.35%) Riverbed
4 1 (4.35%) HP