The table below looks at the statistics for the Communications Engineer role in IT contracts advertised for the London 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 28 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
28 Jan 2015
Same period 2014 Same period 2013
Comms Engineer
Rank 376 396 359
Rank change year-on-year
+20 -37
Contract jobs requiring a Communications Engineer 10 5 13
As % of all contract IT jobs located in London 0.048% 0.023% 0.066%
As % of the Job Titles category 0.052% 0.025% 0.071%
Number of daily rates quoted 4 4 9
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£438 £360 £400
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+21.52% -10.00%
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
England

The following table is for comparison with the above and provides statistics for the entire Job Titles category in contract jobs advertised in the London 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
London
Contract IT job ads with a match in the
Job Titles category
19129 20370 18381
As % of all contract IT jobs located in London 92.49% 93.18% 93.30%
Number of daily rates quoted 13552 13895 12393
Average daily rate £440 £435 £425
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+1.14% +2.35%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £275 £275 £275
10% offered a daily rate of more than £600 £600 £600
UK excluding London average daily rate £375 £350 £350
% change year-on-year
+7.14% -
Number of hourly rates quoted 316 377 506
Average hourly rate £18.00 £20.00 £20.00
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
-10.00% -
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £12.50 £12.75 £12.50
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £40.00 £40.00 £42.50
UK excluding London average hourly rate £16.21 £16.50 £17.56
% change year-on-year
-1.78% -6.03%

Communications Engineer
Jobs Demand Trend in London

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

Communications Engineer Jobs Demand Trend in London

Communications Engineer
Daily Rate Trend in London

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

Communications Engineer Daily Rate Trend in London

Communications Engineer
Hourly Rate Trend in London

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

Communications Engineer Hourly Rate Trend in London

Communications Engineer
Contract Job Locations in London

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 London region over the 3 months to 28 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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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
City of London +12 1 - -
Communications Engineer
England

Communications Engineer
Top 30 Related IT Skills in London

For the 6 months to 28 January 2015, IT contractor jobs across the London 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 9 (75.00%) Unified Communications
2 7 (58.33%) Cisco
3 5 (41.67%) Microsoft
3 5 (41.67%) Lync
4 4 (33.33%) MS Excel
4 4 (33.33%) CCNP
4 4 (33.33%) Active Directory
4 4 (33.33%) Cisco Certification
4 4 (33.33%) VMware
5 3 (25.00%) Clustering
5 3 (25.00%) Finance
5 3 (25.00%) Shell Script
5 3 (25.00%) Bloomberg
5 3 (25.00%) Java
5 3 (25.00%) Perl
5 3 (25.00%) .NET
5 3 (25.00%) SQL Server
5 3 (25.00%) Windows
5 3 (25.00%) Solaris
5 3 (25.00%) PowerShell
5 3 (25.00%) Windows Server 2008
5 3 (25.00%) LDAP
5 3 (25.00%) Integration Testing
5 3 (25.00%) Cisco CUCM
5 3 (25.00%) Mentoring
6 2 (16.67%) Cisco UCCX
6 2 (16.67%) Infrastructure Management
6 2 (16.67%) Softphone
6 2 (16.67%) MindAlign
6 2 (16.67%) vSphere

Communications Engineer
Top Related IT Skills in London by Category

For the 6 months to 28 January 2015, IT contractor jobs across the London 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 5 (41.67%) Lync
2 2 (16.67%) MindAlign
3 1 (8.33%) MS Exchange
Applications
1 4 (33.33%) MS Excel
Communications & Networking
1 9 (75.00%) Unified Communications
2 3 (25.00%) LDAP
3 2 (16.67%) Softphone
3 2 (16.67%) Cisco IOS
3 2 (16.67%) VLAN
3 2 (16.67%) Firewall
4 1 (8.33%) Cisco IPT
4 1 (8.33%) IP Telephony
4 1 (8.33%) MPLS
4 1 (8.33%) MGCP
4 1 (8.33%) H.323
4 1 (8.33%) VoIP
Database & Business Intelligence
1 3 (25.00%) SQL Server
General
1 3 (25.00%) Finance
2 2 (16.67%) Back Office
3 1 (8.33%) Banking
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 3 (25.00%) .NET
2 2 (16.67%) XMPP
Miscellaneous
1 3 (25.00%) Clustering
Operating Systems
1 3 (25.00%) Windows
1 3 (25.00%) Solaris
1 3 (25.00%) Windows Server 2008
2 1 (8.33%) Linux
Processes & Methodologies
1 3 (25.00%) Integration Testing
1 3 (25.00%) Mentoring
2 2 (16.67%) Infrastructure Management
3 1 (8.33%) Network Design
Programming Languages
1 3 (25.00%) Shell Script
1 3 (25.00%) Java
1 3 (25.00%) Perl
1 3 (25.00%) PowerShell
Qualifications
1 4 (33.33%) CCNP
1 4 (33.33%) Cisco Certification
2 2 (16.67%) CCIE
3 1 (8.33%) CCVP
3 1 (8.33%) CCNA
System Software
1 4 (33.33%) Active Directory
2 2 (16.67%) vSphere
Systems Management
1 3 (25.00%) Cisco CUCM
2 2 (16.67%) Cisco UCCX
3 1 (8.33%) Cisco IPCC
Vendors
1 7 (58.33%) Cisco
2 5 (41.67%) Microsoft
3 4 (33.33%) VMware
4 3 (25.00%) Bloomberg
5 2 (16.67%) CheckPoint
6 1 (8.33%) Sonus
6 1 (8.33%) Polycom
6 1 (8.33%) Tandberg