The table below looks at the statistics 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 26 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
26 Jan 2015
Same period 2014 Same period 2013
Comms Engineer
Rank 531 524 490
Rank change year-on-year
-7 -34
Contract jobs requiring a Communications Engineer 25 6 16
As % of all contract IT jobs located in England 0.054% 0.013% 0.039%
As % of the Job Titles category 0.059% 0.015% 0.042%
Number of daily rates quoted 11 3 9
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£400 £370 £400
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+8.10% -7.50%
UK excluding London average daily rate £400 - -
Number of hourly rates quoted 1 0 0
Average hourly rate £13.00 - -
UK excluding London average hourly rate £13.00 - -
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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 England 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
England
Contract IT job ads with a match in the
Job Titles category
42688 41191 38318
As % of all contract IT jobs located in England 92.41% 92.60% 92.95%
Number of daily rates quoted 27233 25100 22188
Average daily rate £400 £400 £388
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
- +3.22%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £243 £230 £235
10% offered a daily rate of more than £575 £575 £563
UK excluding London average daily rate £375 £350 £350
% change year-on-year
+7.14% -
Number of hourly rates quoted 1682 1864 2310
Average hourly rate £16.50 £17.50 £19.00
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
-5.71% -7.89%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £11.00 £11.25 £10.50
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £40.00 £39.00 £40.00
UK excluding London average hourly rate £16.16 £16.50 £18.00
% change year-on-year
-2.06% -8.33%

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 26 January 2015.

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 26 January 2015. 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 +9 10 £438 +18.24% 1
South East -14 10 £370 - 4
South West - 2 - - 1
West Midlands - 1 £450 -
Yorkshire - 1 - - 2
North West - - - -
Communications Engineer
UK

Communications Engineer
Top 30 Related IT Skills in England

For the 6 months to 26 January 2015, 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 18 (60.00%) Unified Communications
2 16 (53.33%) Cisco
3 11 (36.67%) Cisco Certification
4 9 (30.00%) XMPP
5 8 (26.67%) Lync
6 7 (23.33%) Security Cleared
6 7 (23.33%) CCNA
7 6 (20.00%) Microsoft
8 5 (16.67%) MS Excel
8 5 (16.67%) Military
8 5 (16.67%) Video Conferencing
8 5 (16.67%) Cisco CUCM
9 4 (13.33%) SC Cleared
9 4 (13.33%) IP Telephony
9 4 (13.33%) VMware
9 4 (13.33%) Active Directory
9 4 (13.33%) CCNP
10 3 (10.00%) Shell Script
10 3 (10.00%) Bloomberg
10 3 (10.00%) LDAP
10 3 (10.00%) Java
10 3 (10.00%) Perl
10 3 (10.00%) .NET
10 3 (10.00%) SQL Server
10 3 (10.00%) ITIL
10 3 (10.00%) Windows
10 3 (10.00%) Solaris
10 3 (10.00%) Integration Testing
10 3 (10.00%) Service Management
10 3 (10.00%) Firewall

Communications Engineer
Top Related IT Skills in England by Category

For the 6 months to 26 January 2015, 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 8 (26.67%) Lync
2 2 (6.67%) MindAlign
3 1 (3.33%) MS Exchange
Applications
1 5 (16.67%) MS Excel
Communications & Networking
1 18 (60.00%) Unified Communications
2 4 (13.33%) IP Telephony
3 3 (10.00%) LDAP
3 3 (10.00%) Firewall
4 2 (6.67%) MGCP
4 2 (6.67%) VoIP
4 2 (6.67%) VLAN
4 2 (6.67%) Cisco IPT
4 2 (6.67%) Cisco IOS
4 2 (6.67%) PABX
4 2 (6.67%) Softphone
5 1 (3.33%) Cisco ASA
5 1 (3.33%) WAN
5 1 (3.33%) MPLS
5 1 (3.33%) LAN
5 1 (3.33%) H.323
5 1 (3.33%) Wireless
Database & Business Intelligence
1 3 (10.00%) SQL Server
Development Applications
1 1 (3.33%) ClearCase
1 1 (3.33%) ClearQuest
General
1 5 (16.67%) Military
2 3 (10.00%) Finance
3 2 (6.67%) Back Office
3 2 (6.67%) Telecoms
4 1 (3.33%) Banking
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 9 (30.00%) XMPP
2 3 (10.00%) .NET
Miscellaneous
1 5 (16.67%) Video Conferencing
2 3 (10.00%) Clustering
3 1 (3.33%) Analytical Skills
Operating Systems
1 3 (10.00%) Windows
1 3 (10.00%) Solaris
1 3 (10.00%) Windows Server 2008
2 1 (3.33%) Linux
Processes & Methodologies
1 3 (10.00%) ITIL
1 3 (10.00%) Service Management
1 3 (10.00%) Integration Testing
1 3 (10.00%) Network Monitoring
1 3 (10.00%) Mentoring
2 2 (6.67%) Requirements Analysis
2 2 (6.67%) Infrastructure Management
2 2 (6.67%) Communications Security
3 1 (3.33%) Signal Processing
3 1 (3.33%) ITIL V3
3 1 (3.33%) Change Control
3 1 (3.33%) Network Design
3 1 (3.33%) Software Engineering
3 1 (3.33%) UML
3 1 (3.33%) Configuration Management
Programming Languages
1 3 (10.00%) Java
1 3 (10.00%) Perl
1 3 (10.00%) Shell Script
1 3 (10.00%) PowerShell
2 1 (3.33%) C
Qualifications
1 11 (36.67%) Cisco Certification
2 7 (23.33%) CCNA
2 7 (23.33%) Security Cleared
3 4 (13.33%) SC Cleared
3 4 (13.33%) CCNP
4 2 (6.67%) CCIE
4 2 (6.67%) ITIL Foundation Certificate
5 1 (3.33%) DV Cleared
5 1 (3.33%) MCSE
5 1 (3.33%) Microsoft Certification
5 1 (3.33%) CCVP
5 1 (3.33%) Degree
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 1 (3.33%) SLA
1 1 (3.33%) DO-178B
System Software
1 4 (13.33%) Active Directory
2 2 (6.67%) vSphere
Systems Management
1 5 (16.67%) Cisco CUCM
2 2 (6.67%) Cisco UCCX
3 1 (3.33%) Cisco IPCC
3 1 (3.33%) SCOM
Vendors
1 16 (53.33%) Cisco
2 6 (20.00%) Microsoft
3 4 (13.33%) VMware
4 3 (10.00%) Bloomberg
5 2 (6.67%) CheckPoint
6 1 (3.33%) Juniper
6 1 (3.33%) Polycom
6 1 (3.33%) Tandberg
6 1 (3.33%) Sonus
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